One of you readers sent me a link to a video from 1962, made in Ireland, about the changes in the Ritual for administration of sacraments, especially of Marriage and Baptism. They talk about the New Ritual, the introduction of the use of the vernacular into the rituals. There is mention of the Liturgical Movement and of active participation. Then they bring up English in the Mass, in the fore-Mass. “I don’t think that many people would wish for English in the Canon of the Mass, the center of the Mass.”
I can’t find a way to embed. Go HERE
There is also video on Manners in Church HERE Again, it’s 1962. This should be shown to every one. It’s rather amusing. You see a nice shot of the traditional form of Mass. Be sure to hang in until sermon time!
And take in the filmette about the Village With The Most Vocations HERE This one might make you quite nearly weep with frustration.
There’s a moment at the very end which show you who really ran the Church.
Poor Ireland. Poor poor Ireland. What has become of the Church in Ireland?
“But Fahther! But Fahther”, some of you are caviling, “You … you… everything is BETTER now! Everyone who doesn’t hate the poor and the environment knows that Vatican II was a huge success! Convents had too many vocations. And we are all priests, just like the brave revolutionary Luther said. Vocations are…. umm… we need women’s ordination like the spirit of Vatican II wants and… and… gay, lesbian, transgender and questioning. So people aren’t getting married “in church” anymore. What does that really mean when we all go to Communion anyway?!? There are still lots of Catholic hospitals and schools… well.. there are LOTS of them! We are church! And YOU HATE VATICAN II!”