Thesis: If every Catholic, lay and ordained, had been having regular experiences…

Thesis:

If every Catholic, lay and ordained, had been having regular experiences for several decades now of the spiritually transformative power of the Eucharistic Prayer and the reception of Communion, experiences of reconciliation and conversion and divine transcendence precisely as communal phenomena,

then so-called private Mass, and all the more, several Masses celebrated simultaneously at adjacent altars, would long since have withered away on their own. That this is not the case, that the current discussion is weighed down by a deficit of shared liturgical spirituality, tells us that much work remains in the implementation of the liturgical reform.