Bishop James Conley released the following short statement on July 21, 2021 in response to Traditiones Custodes.
In light of Pope Francis' motu proprio Traditiones Custodes, I have spoken to the priests of the Diocese of Lincoln who celebrate Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal and I authorize them to continue to do so. Many Catholics are drawn close to Jesus through the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite and so I desire for it to remain present in the diocese.
In effect, this will ostensibly result in no changes for the time being in and around Lincoln.
Let us thank God for giving us a holy and truly pastoral shepherd.