Red Alert: Bishops are Trying to Maintain the Purity of the Roman Rite

And according to the National Catholic Reporter, this is a serious problem.

One liturgist, Viatorian Fr. Mark Francis, called the changes “another revision to a former way of operating.”

“We’re into this fundamentalist kind of approach,” said Francis, who has previously taught at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and served in Rome as his congregation’s superior general until July.

The changes to the “Lamb of God,” Francis said, are “another example of [the bishops’] trying to maintain the purity of the Roman rite.”

“Other than simply being literally faithful to the previous way of doing these things, what does this do for us?” he asked. “How does this help our worship? That question is very rarely asked anymore.”