Vatican II’s rapid, ill-considered changes: “Haste makes waste.”

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…I came to see the futility of trying to repair something that, at bottom, is structurally unsound. Nowhere is the old adage, “Haste makes waste”, truer than when applied to the precipitous reform of liturgical rites and the books that contain them. In most places the liturgical landscape has become a dreary wasteland. The liturgical rites and books prepared so feverishly in the wake of the Second Vatican Council have been tried and found wanting.
There are, it is true, liturgical oases here and there, where the reformed rites are carried out intelligently, with dignity, reverence, and devotion — I am thinking of certain communities, monasteries, and parishes, the Communauté de Saint-Martin, for example — but these subjective qualities cannot make up for the objective flaws and structural weaknesses inherent in the same rites.
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  1. “…these subjective qualities cannot make up for the objective flaws and structural weaknesses inherent in the same rites.”

    I could not agree more, nor could I have better expressed the idea. As a career Church musician—who rode the tsunami of transition from 1962 Missal to Novus Ordo—my experience with this conundrum is long, bitter and conflicted.

  2. How Many People, resisted, Novus Ordo, for Decades??? Believing the Mother Church, would correct the Massive Error….& are still Waiting?
    It will Never Happen!


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