Now that I got your attention and sidetracked you, substitute the word "Mass" for "sex" and "sexual" with the word "liturgical" and you get my point!
We got sidetracked by Archbishop Hector Aguer's use of the word "exactitude" as it concerns the Traditional Latin Mass that we didn't focus in on what the actual problem is with the Modern Mass. This is what he wrote:
has been liquidated, in the practice of the new Mass, by trivialization; it is a smiling and friendly encounter in which the priest acts as animator. Eliminating ritual exactitude, special care is taken to create a "homely", everyday, ordinary atmosphere. In this way, the aim is to attract crowds, without realizing that solemnity is the guardian of the Faith, an invaluable gift of God, and that the Eucharist is a feast of the Faith.
In my most humble opinion, the main problem with the way the Modern Mass is celebrated has to be those who taught and teach priests and laity how to celebrate this Mass. Perhaps the priest most influential with this is the late Sulpician priest, Fr. Eugene Walsh, whose heyday was in the early 70's and through most of the 80's. He influenced scores of clergy and laity in the Church, especially those my age and older.
1. He encouraged the "affectivevity" of the
priest. He wanted us to smile during Mass, engage the congregation in
front of us, and not just during preaching and create an atmosphere of
warmth, hospitality and folksiness. Other liturgical theologians shared
his mentality and promoted it in seminaries, workshops and conferences. Traditional piety, reverence and solemnity were seen as an enemy of the new Mass and so pre-Vatican II!
The 1970 Roman Missal and later incarnations of it, promoted in a
limited way, the allowance of the priest to ad lib at certain points in
the Mass. The Introductory Rite, seems to be the part of the Modern
Missal that is the most deformed by priestly antics and ad libbing. And
of course the Introductory Rite sets the mood for the rest of the Mass.
It can either maintain the ethos of prayer and reverence or it can
liquidate prayer, solemnity and promote the trivialization of the Mass.
"Affective" acts of of welcome, hospitality, banality at this point in
the Mass disrupts the trajectory of prayer and reverence and creates
that homely atmosphere that is non-sacred and ordinary to the detriment of "ritual exactitude."
3. The priest facing the congregation turns him into a talks show host, a kind of entertainer. What exacerbates this is the vernacular that he can manipulate to his pleasure and the congregation's amusement. Thus the move from Latin to the vernacular, with unbridled manipulation of one's native tongue, creates the problem of liquidated solemnity and the trivialization of the Mass.
4. The priest's personality then becomes the focal point of the modern Mass. One likes the priest and his antics and thus likes his Mass compared to listless Father Boring who simply "reads the black and does the red."
5. Hospitality and inclusivity seem to mandate that everyone in the congregation follow the "dancing" priest's initiatives and style. There is chatter and gossip and friendliness before Mass and afterward and sometimes during as everyone turns to the other at the Introductory Rite to greet their neighbor and welcome them. Sacred Silence in the Church building before and after Mass and respectful of the place of reservation of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the tabernacle, is completely disregarded and our Lord's post Mass, sacramental Real Presence is ignored in the Church in favor of the Lord in the person next to you, which could take place outside the church's nave rather than inside.
6. While facing the congregation, meaning the priest, need not turn him into an entertainer and ad orientem would solve the problem of much of the priestly antics of folksiness, the greatest problem with the modern Mass is the manner in which Holy Communion is received which has destroyed reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament and the "handling" of our Lord under the Sacramental Sign! Kneeling and receiving on the tongue would solve that overnight! Call it restoration, if you will, but do it!
Until a future pope upgrades the the rubrics of the modern Mass (making them more traditional) and in an authoritarian way, imposes on bishops the duty to make sure that the modern Roman Missal is celebrated in a solemn way, eliminating any trivialization of the Mass through smiling and friendly encounters in which the priest is the animator, then the status quo will remain and more Catholics will make themselves absent from the celebration of the Mass, especially those Catholics who now will be denied the Traditional Latin Mass.And while "exactitude" in celebrating the Mass by the priest might be misinterpreted to indicate a robotic, non human approach, improvisation of the ritual of the Mass, especially at the consecration and during the Eucharistic Prayer should not be tolerated.