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Pre-Vatican II agitation for liturgical change.

Video 2: The Change Agents

CHAPTER 2. Many features of the post-Vatican II liturgical reforms that traditionalists found objectionable were rooted in ideas proposed by the Liturgical Movement as early as the 1920s. Already in the 1940s, these initiatives were being criticized as based on the modernist heresy. The theories of two key figures in the Liturgical Movement during this […]

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Missal Translation Director Praises Cekada’s Book on the Mass of Paul VI

• “Full of interesting and credible analysis.” • “An important contribution to the current debate.” • “A genuinely informative work.” • “Does not skimp on scholarly detail.” • “A clear commitment to presenting the fullest possible narrative account of the evolution of the current Roman Missal.” • “A legitimate claim to being the fullest account […]

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New Oxford Review, the Pre-Vatican II Reforms and the New Mass

THE New Oxford Review, a monthly with a conservative take on many issues in the post-Vatican II church, recently reviewed Nicola Giampietro’s The Development of the Liturgical Reform: As Seen by Cardinal Ferdinando Antonelli from 1948 to 1970 (Roman Catholic Books, 348 pages, $33.75). Antonelli was a liturgist and Vatican official who from 1948 onwards […]

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Dr. Hull on WHH: “Well Documented,” “Original and Worthy of Attention”

I AM PLEASED to report that Work of Human Hands has received its first formal review in a periodical. This came in a lengthy piece by Dr. Geoffrey Hull in the October 2010 issue of Christian Order. One advantage of the Internet age is the opportunity it offers an author to engage with and respond […]

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