“We can affirm with certainty and with magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible.”
“The Roman Missal of Pope St. Paul VI is the richest Missal that the church has ever produced together with its Missale Romanum Lectionarium,”
Archbishop Roche told his audience. “It can rightly be said that the vision contained not only in the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, ‘Sacrosanctu…More
“We can affirm with certainty and with magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible.”
“The Roman Missal of Pope St. Paul VI is the richest Missal that the church has ever produced together with its Missale Romanum Lectionarium,”
Archbishop Roche told his audience. “It can rightly be said that the vision contained not only in the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, ‘Sacrosanctum Concilium,’ but also in the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, “Dei Verbum,” has now become more evident in the church’s prayer and in her consciousness, through a new awakening of the sacred Scriptures in the Roman Rite.”
Prior to the Second Vatican Council, almost all the liturgical texts were in Latin. But the liturgy constitution changed all that by allowing the use of the vernacular.
“The reform of the liturgy as captured in the Roman Missal is and remains our guide for understanding and implementing a correct appreciation of the liturgy,” Archbishop Roche said.
He concluded by reminding the professors and students at San Anselmo as well as the wider church: “We are not creating or reforming the liturgy; that has already been done by the church’s highest authority, an ecumenical council. Our responsibility is to implement that reform in faithfulness to what we have received and not to be promoting things which are not of the mind of the church even if loudly expressed.”

Archbishop Roche: Vatican II’s reform of the Mass is ‘irreversible’

Archbishop Arthur Roche speaks at the Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm in Rome. (Photo courtesy of Sant’Anselmo, Rome) In his first public lecture …
Defeat Modernism
These deluded, faithless modernists! Pope St. Pius V, a true Catholic Pope and Saint clearly stated in Quo Primum that the Tridentine Missal was to be used in perpetuity and that NO ONE can prevent priests from offering it. The dogmatic Council of Trent solemnly condemned anyone including a heretical 'pope' from merely saying the Rite of Mass and the other sacramental rites could be changed into …More
These deluded, faithless modernists! Pope St. Pius V, a true Catholic Pope and Saint clearly stated in Quo Primum that the Tridentine Missal was to be used in perpetuity and that NO ONE can prevent priests from offering it. The dogmatic Council of Trent solemnly condemned anyone including a heretical 'pope' from merely saying the Rite of Mass and the other sacramental rites could be changed into new ones.
Malki Tzedek
What balderdash. Has this fellow even read the Vatican II docs?!! Following the usual manner of people who didn't want to rock anybody's boat, the authors of the Vatican II documents seem to be almost always walking on eggshells in most of the writings. It is like the 10 Commandments being reframed as the 10 Suggestions. There is very little in the documents I have read that was as ham-fisted as …More
What balderdash. Has this fellow even read the Vatican II docs?!! Following the usual manner of people who didn't want to rock anybody's boat, the authors of the Vatican II documents seem to be almost always walking on eggshells in most of the writings. It is like the 10 Commandments being reframed as the 10 Suggestions. There is very little in the documents I have read that was as ham-fisted as these folks at the Vatican have been today about the 'Novus Ordo'. Much of what we see in the Novus Ordo, and other changes, was either done to, or allowed to be done to, appease the disgruntled types for whom the Vatican II was, supposedly, not emphatic enough.
Louis IX
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