American Papist has a good roundup on the rumors of the upcoming Moto Proprio giving wider permission for the Tridentine Rite. Anybody following Catholic news ever since Pope Benedict was elected will remember that we have been getting these stories steadily, though it certainly does look like the reports are much more credible this time.
Gerald Augustinus also has a roundup and I totally agree with him when he says:
A possible "liberation" of the Old Mass is a good thing, but the truly important issue is the "reform of the reform", the every(Sun)day Mass at your average parish.
It will be quite interesting to see the real document when it comes out as to the restrictions involved. To me this document signals a tacit acknowledgement of the failure of most bishops to respond to Quattuor abhinc annos and Ecclesia Dei recommending a "wide and generous " application of the directives of the 1984 indult. Wide and generous has not exactly been the reaction, rather more accurately "narrow and stingy" would be closer to the mark.
Though you have to wonder how more widely the Pian rite will be in most diocese even if it grants very generous permissions. I can hardly imagine it being more available in my own diocese than it already is. My parish church already has the indult Mass along with the new Mass partially in Latin. Most of the other parishes I am familiar with that celebrate the new Mass not exactly reverently, will be clamoring for the Tridentine rite.
I have thought at times about what would have happened if the Tridentine rite had never been replaced in the first place? I have a feeling that we would still have been treated to Clown and Polka Masses, only Ad Orientum and in Latin. This idea kind of gives me nightmares thinking of liturgical dancers at at High Mass.