At Catholic Culture, Jeff Mirus makes a very good point about the reformed liturgy of Paul VI: in the mind of the Church, it is the normal, ordinary form of the Catholic liturgy. The ‘extraordinary’ form is permitted and one may prefer it, but one should not denigrate the Church’s normal, ordinary liturgy. Nor may one misuse the comments and opinions of Cardinal Ratzinger, especially when they are taken out of context, as if they are now the teachings of the Magisterium.
This is something that breaks my heart: the liturgy of the Church, the “source and summit” (SC 10) of the Church’s life, is regularly criticized and denigrated and attacked and mocked – and this by practicing Catholics. I appreciate Dr. Mirus’s comments.