At first, I thought this was new thinking from America Magazine, but then I realized it was a recycled article of their from the famous and infamous Father Andrew Greeley.
While completely obnoxious, you really can’t stereotype the late, great, famous and infamous Father Greeley theologically. He’s kind of like me, throwing out bombs for others to react and clean up.
All the liturgical innovations since Vatican II, as well as the RCIA, as well as Vatican II, itself, were and are imposed on the Church and lowly laity and the clergy who lead them in the most pre-Vatican II authoritarian way possible. And often it is done so with double speak and hypocrisy.
Think about how Pope Benedict’s Summorum Pontificum was dumped and in the most dictatorial and mean-spirited way possible by the Vatican. It really speaks volumes and I wonder how Fr. Greeley would have reacted to this iron fist towards clergy and laity in the Church?
Here’s the money byte from a very long article I link above: