"Yet, of course, the real issue of Lacegate is not the lace per se. The pope himself obliquely refers to a larger issue, the liturgical reform following Vatican II, and in particular those who are not in step with it.... For one who restricted the old Mass last year because it is apparently so divisive, Francis seems intent on continuing, even escalating, the liturgy wars. Yet, I would argue, the …More
"Yet, of course, the real issue of Lacegate is not the lace per se. The pope himself obliquely refers to a larger issue, the liturgical reform following Vatican II, and in particular those who are not in step with it.... For one who restricted the old Mass last year because it is apparently so divisive, Francis seems intent on continuing, even escalating, the liturgy wars. Yet, I would argue, the liturgy is not the fundamental issue at stake here, though it is the more obvious one.
"The pre-conciliar liturgy is, for some, irredeemably clerical, whereas the new liturgy is avowedly congregational in the weight and balance of its rubrics and ritual construction. The hardcore “trad” priest looks to the old liturgical model Pope Francis wishes to overthrow. The abuse-ridden modern priest, even as he rides roughshod over the new liturgy’s own rubrics, will always be tolerable, even preferable, because at least he errs on the side of the people, taken in the narrowest sense. He may be crass, tasteless and tacky, and hopelessly narcissistic, but if he serves the exaltation of the “people” then almost anything can be forgiven."

It’s not really about the lace, of course | One Foot in the Cloister

IT IS A FEATURE of the current papacy, in stark contrast to the previous, that the incumbent likes to tell people off in his speeches …
Ultraviolet
Francis's increasing provocations reflect those of so many dying ideologues who realize they will leave with their goals unreached.
John A Cassani
So true. Of course, the issue with VII goes deeper than the liturgical reform. Is Christ still sovereign King in the Church since 1965? In one way, He has to be, because the Church belongs to Him, but He hasn’t been treated as such ever since. The chasm between the two liturgies illustrates this point very well. And, we know exactly where the regime is positioned.