“The faithful everywhere have responded generously, and have greeted the new liturgy with great joy.” —Archbishop Bugnini (1967)
Annibale Bugnini Reform
At the height of their usage, there were proper sequences for nearly every Sunday and feast day.
Pressure will be brought to have him walk back his statements, but I don’t believe he will.
The difference between correlation & causality.
In spite of all the progress our civilizations have made, the self-appointed “expert liturgists” are regressing.
“The present welter of discardable booklets, mimeographed sheets, divergent paperback hymnals, and so on … has unfortunate psychological effects.” — Dr. James Hitchcock
“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)
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
“Hundreds of millions of Catholics can now pray to God in their own languages and not in meaningless sounds…” — Annibale Bugnini
“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.”
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.”
When was the last time you saw the music of today’s popular Catholic composers treated in a serious way?
“… we would be faced with the necessity of providing different sets of missals for different strata of intelligence.” — Msgr. Francis P. Schmitt (1963)
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?
“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
“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
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.
“Many a pope has gone through his entire pontificate without making a single infallible statement.” — Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
“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
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?
“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
“Impelled by the weightiest of reasons, we are fully determined to restore Latin to its position of honor.” — Blessed John XXIII (22 February 1962)