This is a modest proposal to make the Modern Vernacular Mass better, new and improved, without changing anything except its rubrics and looks.
1. Clear rubrics for the traditional look of the altar (Benedictine Arrangement) either facing the nave or away.
2. Reform of the rubrics:
A. The Introit is spoken or chanted and never omitted, even if spoken.
B. The Introductory Rite is prayed at the Foot of the Altar
C. The Gloria and Collect is prayed either at the chair or the altar
D. There is to be no ad libbing or insertions of welcome, acknowledgement of others, or whatever at any point in the Mass except preceding the homily, if the bishop or priest has a compulsion to do it.
E. The Offertory and Communion antiphons are to be chanted or spoken and never omitted.
F. Anthems or hymns that are not an official part of the Mass must be theologically and doctrinally orthodox and the musical setting consistent with Catholic liturgical sensibilities.
The Vatican needs to enforce this style of Mass in the most authoritarian way as it is trying to enforce the suppression of the TLM.
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. I have no idea what a gander is.