Images like this drive progressive Catholics crazy, all the more reason to see a proliferation in this style of Mass, celebrating the Ordinary Form Mass in an Extraordinary Form sort of way!
But what I learned as I became a flaming progressive that being flexible is good and healthy although today I will have shrunken the parameters of that flexibility since I have recovered my right mind in my aging process.
But we know that under the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI he has encourage post-Vatican II renewal by actually implementing the Second Vatican Council documents as written and not reading and interpreting them through the lens of discontinuity or rupture.
All of this impacts Liturgy, ecclesiology, the interpretation of the Word of God and how the Magisterium is received by academics and clergy and laity alike and finally how Catholicism impacts lay Catholics as they bring their pristine Catholic faith and morals to their home, work and play, especially how they care for the poorest of the poor (the unborn, but also the born disenfranchised) and others in need.
The biggest area in which progressive Catholics are freaking out in truly an irrational way is in liturgical reform of the reform. They absolutely despise the term "reform of the reform" because it implies that the first reform got it completely wrong and the spirit of Vatican II reform is even wronger (if I can use that progressive term).
They hate the term "Say the black and do the red!" They think right thinking Catholics who are taking the ball of reform in continuity and running with it are a bunch of idiots and hypocrites too. But what is really odd, they have now become policemen of the reform of the reform group when this group appears to be less rigid about certain liturgical actions whether in the Extraordinary Form or the Ordinary Form.
For example, true to my seminary days, I am a flexible sort of person and do not like rigidity whether it is liberal or conservative rigidity.
So, I celebrate the EF Mass without a biretta, since the rubrics and GIRM of this form of the Mass really doesn't mandate it, only mentions it. I celebrate a sung Mass without a deacon and sub deacon and don't use incense. I'm not robotic in my movements during the EF Mass and simply try to be human in what I do.
You would think the progressives would applaud this. No it freaks them out because they can't box-in certain progressive traditionalists and make a caricaturization of them. And anything that makes the EF Mass more appealing to a broad coalition of Catholics freak them out!
But what really drives them crazy is celebrating the Ordinary Form of the Mass in an extraordinary form sort of way!
By this, I mean, that the official Introit, Offertory and Communion antiphons are chanted in addition to a processional hymn, offertory and communion hymns and a recessional.
By this, I mean that the Liturgy of the Eucharist is celebrated Ad Orientem.
By this, I mean that we wholeheartedly embrace the new English translation and the chants of the Roman Missal with gladness and joy, in a mature sort of way.
By this, I mean that we allow for more options at communion time, such as the option of kneeling to receive our Lord first and foremost through the means of eating and drinking.
By this, I mean eating and drinking should be seen as a symbol in the, well, symbolic sense, since after all we are receiving our Lord first and foremost. So one of the options to make Holy Communion more sanitary and at the same time offer the Precious Blood to be "drunk" is by way of intinction, which is a form of drinking too, although some would say minimalistic, but are not all symbols minimalistic? And isn't our Lord, after all, present in the tiniest speck of the Sacred Host and the smallest portion of the Precious Blood, completely, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity? Do we receive less of our Lord when we receive a smaller portion of bread and wine to eat and drink? Talk about obsessing on how many angels can dance on the head of a pin!
Other than that above, by this, I mean "read the black and do the red" but with style, grace and flexibility! And when you do so, know that you are driving academic progressives wild to the point of freaking out! God is good!