I recently read your blog topic concerning French priests who resisted the Great Renewal ("Catholic Tradtion in France Prior to the SSPX"). A reader responded by mentioning an English priest, Fr Bryan Houghton, who " who resigned his parish at the very moment the Mass was taken away from us." What a courageous thing to do!A plumber: not Jay Leno, not a human resources corporate spokesman, not a clown at a child's birthday party, but a humble and anonymous craftsman!! That is exactly right!!
I did a little research and found the following link: http://www.christianorder.com/features/features_2009/features_nov09.html
which features an article about Fr Houghton. I won't go into it at length, but I will say that I found a quote with which I resonate profoundly. It is the very antithesis of the revolting manner in which most priests conduct themselves in the saying of the modern anti-liturgy:The priest is barely a craftsman. Basically, he operates the altar like a plumber with his apprentice. Once the water is connected, the tap of Eternal Life opened, he leaves again carrying his tools.
Also interesting in this article is the reason for his being refused episcopal election: "[I] criticised Teilhard de Chardin as heterodox."
This is what priests are supposed to be about: humble servants of God with brains and spines, not clowns of consolation. An article worth reading for sure.[Hat tip to M.W.]