Back in 2009 I posted about:
UNIVERSAL SPIRITUAL-CARE REFORM FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Taking his cue from post-war European national health care programs, Annibale Bugnini, assisted by a small circle of spiritual-care specialists and church policy makers, spearheaded a massive overhaul of the Catholic Church’s spiritual care system in the 1960s. The centerpiece of “Bugninicare” was a program known as Novus Ordo, so-called because it introduced a New Order into the regulation of the Church’s worship. The NO regulations were aimed at extending spiritual-care benefits to those for whom active participation was previously thought to be inaccessible. Bugninicare guaranteed that barriers to full participation were removed, thus permitting access to spiritual care on the part of ordinary believers. Bugnini and his consultants were convinced that the costs their programs would exact would not be excessive.
Special guarantees were built in to Bugnini’s socialized spiritual care system to protect the rights of women. The program also reached out to previously disenfranchised sectors of the general population, ensuring that mainline Protestants, Pentecostals and charismatics would no longer be excluded from participation. In fact, Bugninicare so lowered the bar of spiritual care throughout the Church that other obstacles to full participation, stemming from language, education, religion, gender and sexual orientation, were also effectively removed. The goal of equal distribution of spiritual care in the Church was now guaranteed. Novus Ordo was designed by Bugnini as a monopoly, a “single-provider” liturgy that would allow no room for competition from previous forms of spiritual care delivery. In order to ensure that élite types would not be able to opt out of the Novus Ordo, spiritual care decisions in the Church were left to a small circle of bureaucrats, headed by Bugnini.
An update is in order:
BUGINICARE MANDATE OPPOSED BY RADICAL PROPONENTS OF DIVERSITY
Opponents to the single spritual care delivery monopoly, such as Pope Benedict XVI, with Summorum Pontificum, found that their efforts to roll back the draconian consequences of Bugninicare would only be thwarted by liturgists and their epsicopal allies eager to preserve the Novus Ordo monopoly in Catholic worship.
These activists opposed what they termed “privatized” worship as a throwback to the back-alley Masses of yesteryear, accessible only to an elite few.
Despite Pope Benedict’s attempt to promote diversity in worship, Novus Ordo activists and their principle allies looked to liturgical and canon law for technicalities designed to frustrate the aspirations of Catholics advocating either greater diversity or greater freedom of choice in worship.
Numerous groups of American nuns have mobilized to sustain the Buginicare Novus Ordo monopoly against Pope Benedict’s efforts to introduce legitimate diversity.