In Tribute to His Holiness Benedict XVI, we are going “ad orientem” at all Masses beginning with the Easter Vigil.
This is clearly the direction Pope wanted to urge the Church. I made my own podcasts about what he was doing in promoting, both in his books and in his good example, what has come to be called the “Benedictine Arrangement”, that is, the Crucifix at the center of a versus populum altar (for Mass “facing the people”) with the corpus facing the priest, so that Christ remains the center of focus. This is a transitional arrangement and one that is superior where Mass cannot physically but be celebrated “facing the people”.
Fr. Finelli provided inserts in his parish bulletin, HERE. They include quotes from Joseph Ratzinger and a pamphlet. Fathers! These could be useful in helping your own parishes make this transition.
A great statement during the Year of Faith!