Annibale Bugnini’s Commentary (June 1967)
2015 July 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

“The faithful everywhere have responded generously, and have greeted the new liturgy with great joy.” —Archbishop Bugnini (1967)


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A Mini History of the Sequences
2015 May 24 by Fr. David Friel

At the height of their usage, there were proper sequences for nearly every Sunday and feast day.


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Cardinal Sarah’s Liturgical Bombshell
2015 March 09 by Jeff Ostrowski

Pressure will be brought to have him walk back his statements, but I don’t believe he will.


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The Facts About Annibale Bugnini's Death
2015 February 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

The difference between correlation & causality.


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Are We Getting Dumber?
2014 September 24 by Jeff Ostrowski

In spite of all the progress our civilizations have made, the self-appointed “expert liturgists” are regressing.


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Five Questions No Liturgist Can Answer
2014 August 05 by Jeff Ostrowski

“The present welter of discardable booklets, mimeographed sheets, divergent paperback hymnals, and so on … has unfortunate psychological effects.” — Dr. James Hitchcock


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The Improbable Triumph Of The Latin Mass
2014 July 27 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Complete equality of status for the old rite of Mass alongside the new rite … is just not going to happen.” — Fr. Brian W. Harrison (26 March 1995)


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If Pope Pius V or Gregory the Great were to come back, they ought to see that the Mass after Vatican II has substantially remained the same.” — Secretary of the Consilium


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A 1969 Quote Bugnini Wishes He Could Retract
2014 July 08 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Hundreds of millions of Catholics can now pray to God in their own languages and not in meaningless sounds…” — Annibale Bugnini


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The Famous "Agatha Christie" Indult
2014 June 09 by Jeff Ostrowski

“If some senseless decree were to order the total or partial destruction of basilicas or cathedrals, then
obviously it would be the educated — whatever their personal beliefs — who would rise up in horror to oppose such a possibility.”


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Whence Came The New Eucharistic Prayers?
2014 February 05 by Jeff Ostrowski

When the three new Canons were published, the Consilium sent the conferences a letter (dated 2 June 1968) “to assist catechesis on the anaphoras of the Mass.”


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“Polls Ye Shall Always Have With You”
2014 February 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

When was the last time you saw the music of today’s popular Catholic composers treated in a serious way?


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Top Ten "Oops" Quotes On Sacred Music
2014 January 13 by Jeff Ostrowski

“… we would be faced with the necessity of providing different sets of missals for different strata of intelligence.” — Msgr. Francis P. Schmitt (1963)


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Are we “the most highly educated laity in the history of the church” capable of making our moral decisions without substantive Church guidance … or are we idiots who can’t figure out what “dew” is?


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A Dream Come True: 1965 Missal Online!
2013 November 15 by Jeff Ostrowski

“The Conference of Bishops has given permission that, when a qualified man is not
available, a woman may proclaim the readings prior to the gospel, while standing outside the sanctuary.” — 1970 Statement


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A Sober Assessment of Liturgical Reform
2013 November 14 by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

The official statements always sing the praises of reform, but the people in the pews know better. They are the ones who have suffered the most.


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More Thoughts On The 3-Year Lectionary …
2013 November 14 by Jeff Ostrowski

“The Instruction pretends that we actually do have Propers for the Mass, whereas everyone knows that today the Mass Propers are sung perhaps at one Mass in ten thousand.” — Professor László Dobszay


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When Rome Gets It Wrong
2013 November 11 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Many a pope has gone through his entire pontificate without making a single infallible statement.” — Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen


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What's So Great About The Mass Propers?
2013 November 05 by Jeff Ostrowski

“If the world is progressing intellectually, should not the existence of God have been defined in the 1st century and the nature of the Trinity in the 19th?” — Fulton J. Sheen


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On Aweful Ambos and Lilliputian Lecterns
2013 October 24 by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

Why can’t churches have grand furnishings and fixtures—like the lofty pulpits you see in older churches? And why aren’t those pulpits, where they exist, still being used today?


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Does The Vatican II Lectionary Distort Scripture?
2013 October 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

“I have noticed that when the present Lectionary occasionally proposes a 'Shorter Form’ for one of the Gospel readings, the lines edited are something Our Lord said that comfortable people would rather He had not said.” — Fr. George W. Rutler


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Why Some Older Priests Hate Liturgy
2013 October 14 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Impelled by the weightiest of reasons, we are fully determined to restore Latin to its position of honor.” — Blessed John XXIII (22 February 1962)


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