Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Reform of the Reform Is Coming

Abp. Burke, from an interview:

Pope Benedict XVI has made clear his reasons for the promulgation of Summorum Pontificum, among which is the enrichment of the Ordinary Form of the Latin Rite through the celebration of the Extraordinary Form. Such enrichment will be natural, since the Ordinary Form developed organically from what is now the Extraordinary Form. The more that the faithful come to appreciate the Extraordinary Form, the more they will also come to understand the profound reality of every celebration of the Holy Mass, whether in the Extraordinary or Ordinary Form. If I understand the Holy Father correctly, with time, a further reform of the Sacred Liturgy may take place, which more fully draws upon the richness of the Extraordinary Form. The legislation given in Summorum Pontificum, I am convinced, will foster greatly the liturgical reform which was the goal of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council.

I posted that just to watch the hair burning on the heads of the liturgeist-wonks.

4 comments:

Dave said...

The liturgoterrorists will ignore anything they don't like, and keep doing what they've been doing for forty years.

Tadhg Seamus said...

Such enrichment will be natural, since the Ordinary Form developed organically from what is now the Extraordinary Form.

Hahahahahahahahohohohohohoheeeeeeeeee! You're killin' me! What a wowser that is!! The "Ordinary Form" grew out of a heavily agendized committee wonkage; there was nothing "organic" about it (unless one considers the vast quantity of bullsh*t that must have been slung around that committee table during its deliberations as the kind of organic fertilizer from which the Ordinary Form grew).

Aquinas said...

Let's see: we can't even get my pastor to read the words on the page without constantly extemporizing vapid glosses. He, apparently, feels that the liturgical texts need a little fluffing up, and he's just the guy to do it, he being smarter than everyone else, ya know. So... you're telling me that this guy's going to buy into liturgical reform from Rome? ROME??? I'm not holding my breath.

Dad29 said...

Come, now, Tadhg.

Certainly you recognize that the Ord Form has 1) readings, 2) an Offertory, 3) a Canon and Consecration, and 4) the Communion.

What more organicism do you wish? Actual TEXTUAL cognition? Less than .....scritch, scratch....4,576 possible 'variants'?

Please.