Pre-Vatican II and Post Vatican II:
The video below is a recent celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass by Cardinal Burke in France.
I have always said and still believe that the reform of the Mass as highlighted by Sacrosanctum Concilium was to deal with the very complicated Solemn Pontifical Mass which Cardinal Burke celebrates in the video below.
IT’S TOO MUCH!
With that said, your normal pre-Vatican II parish’s low and High Mass embody noble simplicity. The Solemn Sung Mass, more complicated, needs/needed some cleaning up without changing the whole thing.
Now for the feminization of the modern Mass.
By that, those who rightly point it out, it means the personal affectivity of the priest during the Mass facilitated by him facing the people with various antics incorporated into the Mass not by virtue of the rubrics but rather the personality and desires of the priest.
Feminization of the priest, not by rubrics, but free-wheeling affectivity of actions is the problem, not beautiful, lavish vestments, great chanting, elaborate decorations and use of flowers, fabric and greenery and minuet-like choreography. All these are feminine and cater to the feminine mystic and that the Church is both male and female, each with their own charisms.
For example, Msgr. Steven Rossetti, who treated various sexual psychosis of priests, at a facility in Washington, DC, describes the affectivity of the priest during the Mass as feminine. By this, he means the priest facing the congregation, constantly establishing eye contact, communicating openness, hospitality and availability. Availability in a sexual sense, either to men or women. Wide open arms at the greetings and each time the rubric asks for extended hands. Of course, even the simplified rubrics of the reformed Mass do not recommend this, it was liturgists, themselves into exaggerated affectivity, big signs, like bodily gestures, real bread, lots of water, a lot of wine, etc who encouraged this feminization.
In the Traditional Latin Mass, choreographed in a very strict way by the rubrics which could not be interpreted, everything done by the body of the priest was sober and mechanical, and march like, very military, very masculine. The priest, during the liturgy, when required to turn and face the congregation, was not to extend his arms beyond the width of his outer shoulders. His eyes are to be downcast and not looking directly at the congregation. This is symbolic of the masculine militant mystic that I am not available to you in a sexual sense and I am about the Lord’s work.
At any rate, I am glad that there was a reform of the Pontifical High Mass, although the foundation of the liturgy, its altar, its architecture, its language did not need a complete overhaul, just the superfluous: