Father Z has the skinny (RSCT to Gerald):
The document is ready and signed.
It is being translated.
It will be issued before the Pope’s summer break.
There is a long explanatory letter from the Pope, of a theological nature to the bishops of the world to help the MP’s reception.
There will be a press conference with Cardinals Arinze (CDWDS), Castrillon Hoyos (P.Comm. Ecclesia Dei) and Herranz (PC Leg. Texts – retired).
The delay resulted from strong opposition of bishops conferences.
A friend of the Pope, Msgr. Nicholas Bux (a well-known author I respect on traditional matters), says it is a matter of days.
This MP will do one of two things, besides give the people a choice between "Rite I" and "Rite II". Either the Rite II folk will pull for doing things right, that is, a true reform stemming from Rite I, or the Rite II folk will distance themselves further and turn "low church". I'm optimistic that it will be the former.