Comments on what happened with the liturgical reform after Vatican II

Posted February 3, 2018 1:01 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Comments on what happened with the liturgical reform after Vatican II

At The Catholic Thing today there is an engaging piece about what happened with the liturgical reform after Vatican II.
On Grace, at Candlemas
There is a special poignancy in a year like this, when Septuagesima precedes Candlemas; when preparations towards Easter have begun ere the light of Christmas has quite passed.
It is as if the seasons are re-arranging, in an unearthly kaleidoscopic dance, where what comes after precedes what came before. I think of T.S. Eliot’s “Little Gidding”:
Midwinter spring is its own season
Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown,
Suspended in time, between pole and tropic. . . .
Of course, this is lost, as

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