This is a comment by Paul Inwood at a Praytell post:
I believe we need to understand that the liturgy will not and cannot stand still, but must always be changing, developing, adapting itself to the different peoples and eras who use it to come closer to God.
Some sixty years after Vatican II in the USA we have about 90% of Catholics who do not attend Mass.
And of the ones who do attend Mass, they do not believe in the Real Presence as the Church teaches. Rather they see it as a comforting symbol. While an atheist would not be comforted by that symbol, they too would, nonetheless, believe it is a symbol because it is, like the flag is a symbol of the USA. The most ardent enemy of the USA believes that too, that’s why they burn it.
How can we get back to liturgical sanity that Pope Benedict pursued?