Brian Williams' Liturgy Guy website asked "why" did Francis release "the motu proprio Traditionis custodes (TC) and the ensuing dubia... [that had a] complete lack of Christian charity or pastoral concern."
The website's answer to that question was that Francis and friends see the "Old Mass [as] a Threat to [his] New Religion" according to Williams' post "The Old Mass is a Threat to Their New Religion":
In the recently released book, From Benedict’s Peace to Francis’s War: Catholics Respond to the Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes on the Latin Mass (Angelico Press, 2021), editor Peter Kwasniewski presents the reader with nearly 70 articles from various Catholic writers and publications released in the wake of the motu proprio.
“The old Mass is a threat to their new religion. Once you’ve understood that, you’ve understood everything.”
Lex orandi, lex credendi. How we pray (worship) is how (what) we believe. Their new religion has to have the new Mass. The Traditional Mass requires conformity, it supports orthodoxy and fosters it.
The old Mass is a threat to their new religion. Once you’ve understood that, you’ve understood everything. [https://liturgyguy.com/2022/02/10/the-old-mass-is-a-threat-to-their-new-religion/: Liturgy Guy (Brian Williams) The Old Mass is a Threat to Their New Religion]
It appears Francis is right to fear the Traditional Latin Mass overthrowing the Francis Mass:
Bishop Rene Gracida on his official website ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCAT / DEEP CALLS TO DEEP posted the following piece by the Catholic Monitor "It Appears that if the Trend Continues the Novus Ordo Mass may be Overthrown by Sheer Numbers":
” The future never was, nor ever will be, actualized through rationalistically inspired iconoclasm concerning liturgy and the undermining orthodoxy and orthopraxy by Modernist clerics and their Masonic allies, who have demonically sought to accommodate to an ideological secularism and all that this implies.”
“It Appears that if the Trend Continues the Novus Ordo Mass may be Overthrown by Sheer Numbers”
The future of the Catholic Church will be through the traditional
Roman rite, Carmelite rite, Dominican rite, Carthusian rite, Sarum
rite, Braga rite, Iberian rite, and all other legitimate ancient rites
of the complex patrimony of our western Christendom.
The future never was, nor ever will be, actualized through rationalistically inspired iconoclasm concerning liturgy and the undermining orthodoxy and orthopraxy by Modernist clerics and their Masonic allies, who have demonically sought to accommodate to an ideological secularism and all that this implies.
At this point in time, one’s choice clearly is to be an ally of the saints and our true Catholic forbearers or of the aforementioned numerous arrogant and vicious fools who sought to destroy the Church during the twentieth century. – Catholic Monitor commenter MEwbank
New York Daily News reported that the fifty year-old Novus Ordo Mass
is destroying the Catholic Church in America “[s]ince the 1960s, Mass
attendance has plummeted, from around 70% of U.S. Catholics every Sunday
and Holy Day.”
Ironically, however, the anti-Latin Mass Francis has inadvertently caused “a counterrevolution of sorts” that may overthrow the Novus Ordo Mass:
“Fifty years ago this weekend, the Catholic Church debuted a new version of Mass following reforms made by the 1960s’ Second Vatican Council. From the use of vernacular language instead of Latin, to the priest facing the people instead of the tabernacle, the changes became mandatory at all parishes on the First Sunday of Advent 1969.”
“… The resurgence of the traditional Latin Mass started before Francis, but has seen unprecedented growth during his papacy, a counterrevolution of sorts that some (both admirably and critically) call an alternative Francis effect. Even bishops and priests who were not ordinarily interested in the traditional Latin Mass have been much more generous and vocal in offering additional such liturgies. Two distinct wings of the Catholic Church have emerged. Often, the new versus the old Mass is a defining characteristic of the opposing coalitions.”
“… But after five decades of experiments and decline, there is some growth to be observed within the Catholic Church. Ironically, it is with traditionalists joining the priesthood, entering convents and attending parishes that offer the very Latin Mass that was replaced 50 years ago.”
“… The past 50 years have not been good ones for the Catholic Church. Pope Benedict saw this when he wrote, of the new form of Mass, ‘we abandoned the organic, living process of growth and development over centuries, and replaced it — as in a manufacturing process — with a fabrication, a banal on-the-spot product.'”
The Catholic Herald revealed that in the United States the Traditional Latin Mass attendees are the future real Catholics of the Church which will eventually out number the Novus Ordo Mass (NOM) attendees.
It appears that if the trend continues the Novus Ordo Mass may be overthrown by sheer numbers.
Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) attendees are over overwhelmingly real Catholics while New Mass or Novus Ordo Mass (NOM) attendees tend to be lapsed and heretical Catholics according to a new study by Fr. Donald Kloster:
Fulfill Sunday obligation:
TLM: 99℅ vs. NOM: 22℅
Approve of abortion:
TLM: 1℅ vs. NOM: 51℅
Go to Confession at least once a year:
TLM: 98℅ vs. NOM: 25℅
Approve of contraception:
TLM: 2℅ vs. NOM: 89℅
Support same-sex marriage:
TLM: 2℅ vs. NOW: 67℅
“TLM attendees donate 5 times more in the collection” according to Fr. Kloster.
(Catholic Herald, “Traditional Latin Mass attendees more devout and orthodox, study says,” February 27, 2019)