The Holy Father once again celebrates ad orientem for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.
What I think is important here is not only the image, nice as it is, but also the fact that there was no negative liberal hype about it before the fact.
The last couple times the Holy Father celebrated in the Sistine Chapel, liberals threw a nutty about the use of the main altar, ad orientem worship.
It just seems so.. right. Am I wrong?
The Holy Father has been implementing bits and pieces of his larger agenda for Holy Church’s liturgical worship.
A return the ad orientem worship, even through the intermediary stage of the so-called "Benedictine arrangement", will aid in a revitalization of our Catholic identity.
Some of us would like to see more changes, more quickly implemented. From where the Holy Father is sitting, this is the pace he thinks best.
We have to do these things brick by brick, explaining along the way what is going on, why we are making changes.