instruere...inlustrare...delectare Disputations

Friday, June 29, 2012

Years of clay

Msgr. Pope reports "an interesting discussion with a traditional Catholic" about what constitutes the standard against which liturgical "aberrations" are to be judged.
Sadly our conversation ended and I didn’t get the chance to ask him the question I really wanted to ask: “What was the golden year of liturgy? When was everything, according to him, done “right?” When was the year when there were no aberrations?” When were the rubrics “pure” and when was the liturgy free of what he considers improper allowances, such as a couple being married inside the rail? Apparently the 1950s were not that time for him. Then what was?
All I know is, no Mass I've ever assisted at was perfectly offered.

That I am the one [living human] person each of those Masses has in common is not a coincidence.