Ever since TC came out, rad trads (I am not one, btw) have pointed out the obvious with ample evidence from live-streamed Masses from around the world, how horribly and distorted the Modern Roman Missal is celebrated in such diverse ways as to be a different rite not only from parish to parish and diocese to diocese, but even in the same parish.
Where is the unity in this modern Roman Missal and how can it unify the Church????
Some of the depictions of the Modern Mass appear sacrilegious to me and many others. These are far from what even Pope Paul VI intended for the Roman Missal His Holiness approved which was a concoction of various rites, novel and ancient.
For those who love the Modern Roman Missal, just how much tinkering is going to be allowed before there is another crackdown from Rome and its centralizing micro-management of bishops and institutions in their dioceses?
Let me make a few recommendations already mentioned too many times on this blog. But how kosher are these or some of these and can these be allowed?????
1. Chant the propers from the Graduale Romanum of 1974 which are prescribed for the Mass. Why these became optional in the new Mass is beyond me. Even in the 1962 Missal, I think a vernacular traditional metrical hymn could have been sung as a processional prior to the Introit if a parish desired this. But it was never to replace the official Introit. And certainly the Offertory and Communion antiphons had to be chanted or said even if additional motets or hymns were chosen at the offertory and Communion. What is so difficult about this?
2. Celebrate the Introductory Rite (Penitential Act) at the foot of the altar, using only the Confiteor. After the absolution ascend to the altar either ad orientem or toward the nave for the Kyrie and Gloria as well as the Collect. An option for these to be at the chair works for me too.
3. Kneel for Holy Communion at an altar railing.
Just these three things would enhance the Modern Roman Missal’s celebration and placate to a certain extent the rad trads or will it?