I have long argued that Pope Benedict has been implementing a "Marshall Plan" to revitalize our Catholic identity, both for the Church herself and then for what the Catholics can offer the world in the public square. Liturgy is a central component of that plan. That is what Summorum Pontificum is all about.
I read on NLM that His Eminence Antonio Card. Cañizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, made some interesting statements to a Spanish newspaper.
ABC: A few days ago you prompted the faithful to receive Holy Communion kneeling. Does the Church by reforming the liturgy in this way come closer to man?
Cardinal Cañizares: Communion kneeling signifies respect for God, it is the heart of man which prostrates itself before the One Who loves him unto the end. These are signs, it is not about change for change’s sake, it is about looking for the whole meaning and overcoming the secularisation of our world. One of the objectives of our congregations is to realise in these years a great campaign of liturgical formation.
Card. Cañizares (nicknamed "Little Ratzinger") is, at the same time as being Prefect, still the Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Toledo, where he was Archbishop. In Toledo, during Holy Week, he reinstated the communion rail in the Cathedral and encouraged the faithful to receive Holy Communion kneeling and on the tongue.
Apparently, via NLM kneelers for receiving Holy Communion kneeling have also been recently introduced at the cathedrals in Málaga the Diocese of the Armed Forces in Madrid.
The faith has been under serious attack by secularists in Spain. Returning to Holy Communion on the tongue while kneeling will be a powerful aid in the increasingly intense culture war.
Finally, His Eminence will celebrate Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran tomorrow.
Brick by brick.