The "Reform of the Reform"
The Reform of the Reform
(Articles and Links):
From an interview with Cardinal Walter Brandmüller
to Vatican Insider
"I must emphasize that the form of the post-conciliar liturgy with all its distortions, is not attributable to the Council or to the Liturgy Constitution established during Vatican II which by the way has not really been implemented even to this day. The indiscriminate removal of Latin and Gregorian Chants from liturgical celebrations and the erection of numerous altars were absolutely not acts prescribed by the Council.With the benefit of hindsight, let us cast our minds back in particular to the lack of sensitivity shown in terms of care for the faithful and in the pastoral carelessness shown in the liturgical form. One need only think of the Church’s excesses, reminiscent of the [Iconoclastic crisis] which occurred in the [8th] century. Excesses which catapulted numerous faithful into total chaos, leaving many fumbling around in the dark.Just about anything and everything has been said on this subject. Meanwhile, the liturgy has come to be seen as a mirror image of Church life, subject to an organic historical evolution which cannot - as did indeed happen - suddenly be changed by decree par ordre de mufti. And we are still paying the price today."
A Video on the Need to Improve Liturgical Music
from the Catholic News Service via YouTube
Visit the New Liturgical Movement website, www.newliturgicalmovement.org ...
...and check out some of their recent articles featuring the Traditional Latin Mass in the Greater Delaware Valley, especially at our very own Holy Trinity in Philadelphia and Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ.
Recommended Catholic Reading on the "Reform of the Reform"