Cardinal Raymond Burke should be in the know in terms of what will happen in the future concerning the revision of our reformed Mass also known as the Missal of Pope Paul VI. He offers a stunning admission that some of the reforms after the Second Vatican Council, and by this he means official reforms, not silly abuses on the local level never envisioned by Vatican II, where mistakes and an abuse of what the Second Vatican Council actually intended. He says, the official reforms went beyond what should have happened and not coherently; that the Church needs to go back and not negate, but correct abuses that entered in and return some elements taken away a re-incorporate There needs to be an organic unity in theology and externals between the unreformed Mass and the Reformed Mass. That, my dear friends, is rather stunning no matter how you cut it.
Listen carefully to what Cardinal Burke has to say about the reform of the reform of the Mass which oddly enough mirrors what I've been saying all along and sounds quite a bit like St. Joseph's Sunday Mass for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. I will post comments below the video as to what I think the reform of the reform of the Ordinary Form of the Mass will be, because as you know I am clairvoyant, but maybe not, but I really wonder about that!
This is what needs complete recovery in the Missal of Pope Paul VI:
1. The recovery of beauty and clarity that it is Christ who is acting in the Mass.
2. Prayers at the Foot of the Altar need to be recovered as a prelude to approaching the altar
3. the traditional Prayers at the Offertory need to be recovered
4. Strong sense of sinfulness and redemptive nature of the Holy Mass
5. Vernacular should be the primary language of most parish Masses but Latin should be required for the following only (this doesn't mean that the Ordinary Form couldn't be entirely in Latin)
a. Latin Chant for the Introit, Offertory and Communion Antiphons
b. Greek for the Kyrie
f. Agnus Dei
Again, the following video is a good example of what might be and could be even now. The most controversial aspect of this video is the use of the EF's Rite of Sprinkling as a prelude to the Mass. But keep in mind, there are many preludes today in the Ordinary Form of the Mass. For example, Christmas pageants on Christmas Eve, Choral Concerts and even Lessons and Carols for Christmas and other times. At the closing Mass of the Fortnight of Freedom, after the processional which lasted almost 10 minutes, Cardinal Wuerl asked the congregation to be seated even prior to the Sign of the Cross and had a twenty minute pep rally and introduced all the major celebrities at the altar to thunderous applause and had two major speeches by other prelates. All of this makes my humble inclusion of the EF's Rite of Sprinkling look fully in accord with what is permissible and i would suggest the pep rally prelude is an abuse of the liturgy, in my humble opinion.
I believe the preludal Rite of Sprinkling acts as a kind of Prayer at the Foot of the Altar. Please note that a processional hymn is sung for it, but the official Introit in Latin is also sung as the Entrance Chant for the Mass. There is a good recessional hymn to and I am blown away that my parishioners stay for its conclusion, I don't think that happens everywhere--I'm always outside to greet people so I've never actually witnessed this except by this tape!
Apart from the EF's Rite of Sprinkling, there is nothing unusual about this Reform of the Reform of the Mass that isn't allowed by Pope Paul VI's missal, nothing whatsoever!