Post-Vatican Two liturgical reform slammed by then-future Benedict XVI

It’s a loser, said the cardinal.

“The liturgical reform, in its concrete realization, has distanced itself even more from its origin. The result has not been a reanimation, but devastation. In place of the liturgy, fruit of a continual development, they have placed a fabricated liturgy. They have deserted a vital process of growth and becoming in order to substitute a fabrication. They did not want to continue the development, the organic maturing of something living through the centuries, and they replaced it, in the manner of technical production, by a fabrication, a banal product of the moment.”

(Ratzinger in Revue Theologisches, Vol. 20, Feb. 1990, pgs. 103-104)

The ineffable arrogance of the we-know-best school. Fixer-uppers interrupted the process. Didn’t even just speed it up. Nagging suspicion: They knew what they were doing.

New York Sun talks sense about Trump at G20


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the real elephant in the room at the G20. The Europeans are smarting from the British decision — made by the people and ratified by the Mother of Parliaments — to secede. Europeans seem determined to take out their humiliation on America. The best strategy for Mr. Trump and our own Congress would be to get on with our tax reform so that American profits trapped overseas can be brought home to ignite the jobs boom for which Americans voted in 2016.

​Yes, yes.​