THE MISSAL OF SAINT PIUS V
Benedict XVI cites this in paragraph 3, recalling with admiration and gratitude "the orderly development of the ritual forms" in which the Mass was celebrated (and still is) until the liturgical reform of Vatican Council II, "whose riches are yet to be fully explored". And he observes: "Concretely, the changes which the Council called for need to be understood within the overall unity of the historical development of the rite itself, without the introduction of artificial discontinuities."
The rejection of these “artificial discontinuities” – according to what the pope said to the Roman curia on December 22, 2005, in the address he gave on the correct interpretation of the Council, which is cited in the footnotes of this apostolic exhortation – is one of the reasons that, for Joseph Ratzinger, justify the continued use of the Tridentine Rite.
Wednesday, 14 March 2007
Magister on Sacramentum Caritatis
Along with the other recommended commentaries on Sacramentum Caritatis that I mentioned yesterday, I would like to add Sandro Magister's intelligent summary posted today: “Sacramentum Caritatis”: Everyone to Mass on Sunday. Many readers will be interested in this snippet related to the hermeneutic of continuity: