Archbishop Roche, the Prefect for the Congregation of Divine Worship gave a rather incredible interview which shows that he really is confused and quite ignorant about which Mass causes more problems for the Church. You can read the full article HERE.
But here are some quotes from the article with my commentary in red:
The promotion of the pre-Vatican II liturgy as somehow more holy or prayerful than the current liturgy "is not basically a liturgical problem, it is an ecclesial problem," the archbishop said. The current Mass, with a richer selection of prayers and Scripture readings, reflects and reinforces the church's understanding of itself as the people of God.
Where do I begin. Yes, I agree that the post Vatican II Mass does have a richer selection of prayer and Scripture readings and various Masses for various needs, votive and otherwise. But then the Archbishop engages in an act of self referential double talk. He says the “current” Mass “reinforces the Church’s understanding of itself as the people of God.” And there in is one of the problems, the horizontal becomes more important than the vertical. Ecclesiology becomes more important than Christology. Of course it isn’t either/or but both/and but Christ is first, the personal relationship that Christ as to each individual and that individual with Christ comes first. And flowing from that and always second is the communal, the ecclesiastical if you will and the institutional is third.
Why so many love the Traditional Mass of the Ages is because it is so Christological, so reverent and to them from a emotional or visceral point of view, it enables them to experience, taste and see the holiness of God in a more contemplative, prayerful way. The new Mass with some slight EF adjustments (continuity here) could do the exact same thing—but Archbishop Roche, refuses to see or acknowledge that. The old is bad the new is good. Incredible thinking and tragic too!