Many (myself included) have whinged about the slow speed at which reform seemed to be happening. But the pace is definitely picking up!
Apart from the SSPX moves, consider these statements (of one kind or another) by or on behalf of the Pope in the last week:
- kneeling will now be the norm for papal masses Fr Z reports from an interview with Mgr Marini;
- the old style papal pallium - the product of centuries of organic development - will replace the antiquarian revival of the ancient pallium that has been used of late - see the New Liturgical Movement;
- a papal homily stating that 'The Mass is not a meal among friends. It is a mystery of the covenant...'
Some of these are small things in themselves.
But the rationale and logic behind them make big statements.
A few prayers for the Pope, in addition to the prayers you are saying for the SSPX (the NLM is suggesting a rosary for each of the next three days) would definitely be in order I think!