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The Banished Heart: Origins of Heteropraxis in the Catholic Church (T&T Clark Studies in Fundamental Liturgy) Paperback – October 7, 2010
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All of this was of course as NOTHING compared to the 'Fabricated Liturgy' (to use the words of Pope Benedict XVI) introduced by Pope Paul VI (of Unhappy Memory) - whom he himself called the NOVUS Ordo.... the NEW Order and no longer the Traditional and Roman Order.
Dr. Hull clearly shows the process by which the Liturgy, after the Counter Reformation, gradually started to be regarded as a duty that had to be done and not as a Spiritual Treasure to be savored and inhaled and lived as it was in the early Church and the Middle Ages.
Recently, there was the celebration of Mass in the Rite of Braga (in Portugal) and the revival of the Traditional Ambrosian and Dominican Rites. Indeed, in the USA there are the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming who celebrate the Rite of the Holy Sepulchre - TRADITIONAL Carmelite Liturgy (and who are building a GOTHIC Church and Monastery)... I can only hope for the restoration of the other Traditional Rites such as the Mazorabic, Carthusian, Sarum, ...
Amid the liturgical DESTRUCTION (which resulted in a doctrinal destruction) there is - thanks be to God - a gradual restoration... That can be seen in the many new TRADITIONAL Orders in the Church such as the FSSP, ICKSP, IBP, Franciscans of the Immaculate, SSPX, ... HERE IS WHERE YOU will find PRIESTLY and Religious vocation while the Novus Ordo Desert withers away.
Another set of books which MUST be READ is the 3 VOLUME LITURGICAL REVOLUTION by Michael Davis.
Pope Benedict is attempting to Reform the Reform (because it is DeFormed)... that's a good first step.... the next step would be the gradual elimination of the DEformed Liturgy of Paul VI and the restoration of the TRADITIONAL Rites of the Catholic Church - East AND West!
Much has been made of the fact that this author holds the historically accurate view that the Eastern Orthodox Church continues to guard and transmit the treasures of the ancient and undivided Church through the Divine Liturgy (the mass) and the Holy Mysteries (sacraments). Indeed, I learned more about the many ways that Rome has failed "Eastern Rite Catholics" from this book than from any Orthodox source. One of those spectacular failures in America resulted in the glorification of a saint (Father Alexis Toth) and the departure of many Eastern Rite Catholics from Rome to Orthodoxy. What would the results of Vatican II have been if the Roman Church had turned to Eastern Orthodoxy for "renewal" instead of to its "separated Protestant brethren"? How very different it all would have been.
Truthfully, this book deserves ten stars for its thorough and impassioned scholarship. Anyone interested in the liturgical history of the Church (East and West) should read it. Although it is a very long book, it doesn't bog you down -- and, with Pope Francis now characterizing traditional Catholics as simply followers of a "fad", the heteropraxis in the Catholic Church looks likely to continue indefinitely. May God have mercy on us all.
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