The video I post below is not the rewriting of history, but the telling of history and the errors of a post-Vatican II commission established by Pope St. Paul VI to revise the Mass. Ideologies beyond Vatican II were incorporated into this revision.
The revision asked for by Vatican II was a conservative revision. I continue to assert that most of the revisions were meant for Pontifical Masses by bishops, not your ordinary Sunday Mass, Low, High or Solemn High in local parishes.
I do believe that both forms of the Mass as we experienced it until a few months ago was the way forward. There should never have been an attempt in 1969 to suppress the pre-Vatican II Mass. The revised Mass should have been allowed to be celebrated along side the ancient Mass.
Where did things go wrong after this first horrible mistake of suppressing the ancient Mass?
1. The complete elimination of Latin in practice. The best form of inculturation would be local languages, or the vernacular. I have always said that the fixed parts of the Mass should have remained in Latin and the laity taught to sing or say those parts that pertained to them. The changing parts in the vernacular as well as the Liturgy of the Word should be in the vernacular or Latin.
2. The encouragement to ad lib during Mass, add commentary, and insert the priest or bishop’s personality, here, there and everywhere. That simply can’t happen at the ancient Mass except at the homily. The disruption to prayer by commentary and ad libbing is too much for so many, so as to be a complete break with prayer at the beginning of Mass which begins with the Entrance Chant leading to the Penitential Act. Why do we need bishops or priests ad libbing at the introduction to the Penitential Act and in a very secular way with welcomes, hellos, good morning, have a nice day? It destroys the flow of prayer.
3. Finally the template forward is to restore the traditional order of the Mass to the current modern Missal with the PATFOTA, the official introit, Offertory and communion Antiphons and the older offertory prayers, and three-fold “Lord I not worthy.”
4. Restore kneeling for Holy Communion and exclusively receiving on the tongue and ad orientem for the direction of the Mass and pre-Vatican II choreography and rubrics for the ordering the sanctuary.
Restore the pre-Vatican II rubrics to the Roman Canon. Only have two canons, the Roman for Sunday and Eucharistic Prayer II for daily Mass as a option.
Eliminate options and stick to the older order of the Mass.
Watch this video and learn from it: