His Hermeneuticalness has posted something wonderful. Do be sure to visit him.
Here is the post with my emphases and comments:
Many thanks to St John’s Valdosta for highlighting an interview given by Cardinal Cañizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, to the Italian journal Trenta Giorni. The magazine also has an English translation: "Why I always seek to meet people and engage in dialogue"
When asked about his priorities [attend] in his new appointment, Cardinal Llovera refers to the book "The Spirit of the Liturgy" by Cardinal Ratzinger, seeing it as an important part of his mission to help people to understand his teaching on the liturgy, both in that book and in his personal example. [You cannot go wrong with this.]
Speaking of his experience of the implementation of Sacrosanctum Concilium, he says:
The first part of the Sacrosanctum Concilium Constitution did not enter the hearts of the Christian people. There was a change in the forms, a reform, but not a true renewal as required by the Sacrosanctum Concilium. [This is the Prefect of the CDW.] At times change was for the mere sake of changing from a past perceived as negative and outdated. Sometimes the reform was regarded as a break and not as an organic development of Tradition.
and he continues:
More than anything else I would say that it was a reform that was applied and above all was experienced as an absolute change, as if a chasm has to be created between the pre- and post-Vatican II, in a context in which “pre-Council” was used as an insult.
It does seem that the idea of the hermeneutic of reform and continuity is becoming an established idea. On the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, he says:
Even if it has upset some people it was an extraordinary gesture of ecclesial good sense. [I am guessing that the CDW will before too long have a special desk to handle the liturgical questions pertaining to the older form.] Whereby a rite that has spiritually nurtured the Latin Church for more than four centuries was recognized as fully valid. I think that this motu proprio is a grace that will fortify the faith of traditionalist groups that are already organically present in the Church and that it will help the return of so-called Lefebvrians… It will also be a help to everyone. [Not just traditionalists. But… for that to be the case, people have to know it. Therefore, people must be exposed to it. Therefore, pastors should offer it even if it is not asked for.]
Be sure to read the rest of His Hermeuenticalness’s excerpts and comments.