It is easy to look at Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Vatican II document on the liturgy, and look at the mass we have now and know that something got lost in translation. We frequently see people criticizing liturgical abuse and pointing out the obvious defects of the modern liturgy. This is, I suppose, necessary and proper. It is also common to hear the sentiment expressed that the mass promulgated in 1969 and certainly what it has morphed into now is not what the fathers of the Council envisioned and not the type of reform for which the documents of Vatican II called.
I have a great fondness for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. As I have said before, that one only need attend a few...READ MORE