Pope Benedict XVI as Cardinal Ratzinger famously wrote in the 1990’s that most Catholics if they attended a Modern Roman Missal Mass celebrated ad orientem, in Latin and with the proper chants, would be hard pressed to tell the difference between it and a TLM.
I agree! Of course the late Holy Father knows much more about that than I do.
While I believe it was a pastoral stupidity on part of Pope Francis to cancel Pope Benedict’s liturgical laws and vision for the Church, really beyond stupid and damaging to the papacy, I do believe bishops and priests should work at making the Modern Roman Missal Mass as traditional looking as possible to replace the canceled TLMS.
Why that hasn’t been a policy yet, is beyond me; it’s another ultra stupidity to say the least.
Does anyone know of dioceses and parishes who once had the liberal celebration of the TLM now replacing those Masses with a traditionally celebrated Modern Roman Missal Mass?
Why don’t traditional blogs show this and praise it?
Of course, everyone knows I am a progressive senior priest and thus I have shown this and advocate for the liberal celebration of Traditionally oriented Modern Roman Missal Masses!
What do you think of the chairs for celebrant, deacon and subdeacon?