With rumours and reports running wild concerning the traditional Mass, two things keep being repeated that prove sin darkens the intellect. There are stupid people on every side (and some of us merely lack charity).
From the wacky-trads: “Quo Primum blah blah blah allows the traditional Mass in perpetuity”.
This is not first-pope-out-of-the-gate-wins, as if the Tradition of the Church is a game of calling shotgun. You are making traditionalists look stupid. The next time you feel an urge to cite Quo Primum, roll in thorns until the feeling passes.
From the Newfangled Catholics we hear the very poor rhetorical question “If the old Mass was so great, and all the priests and bishops were formed in it, how come things fell apart so quickly after the Council?”
To which I reply: Original Sin, you Dunderhead.
Just for fun, let’s test the theory with substitutes:
“If Almighty God and His Creation was so great, how come Adam and Eve tried to improve on it with an apple?”
“If the Blessed Apostle Paul was so great at founding Churches, how come Corinth needed an epistle barely five years later to tell them to, like, quit fornicating and stuff?”
Yes, yes. You’ve proven your case: Eden was gloomy, Saint Paul couldn’t teach his way out of a paper bag, and the Traditional Mass was rubbish. Super job.