Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone outlines quite well the ways that Pope Benedict is putting into practice various aspects of Vatican II. However, he does not address the subject at hand — “undoing Vatican II’s documents regarding liturgy.” The proposed changes that I have seen are all regressive: all return us to pre-Vatican II liturgical practices.
Why is this being done? Why take the Church in a backward direction by making the celebration of the liturgy more foreign or arcane to the faithful once again?
The changes were made to make the liturgy more meaningful and accessible to the ordinary Catholic, not like it had been — the special realm of the elite of the Church.
Mary Jo Poole