If the liturgical reform failed totally, is it time to revisit Sacrosanctum Concilium?

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I saw a post at Louis Verricchio’s blog that discusses the more radical aspects of Sacrosanctum Concilium.  For those that don’t know, Sacrosanctum Concilium (SC) is the Vatican II document on the reform of the Sacred Liturgy.  It was the first document promulgated at Vatican II, and set the tone for the rest with its either/or or “declaration followed by obfuscation” format.  While Verricchio raised a number of valid concerns in making his point (which is that while many conservative Catholics try to point to SC as a “conservative” document of VII, there are many problematic statements in it that have been used to make very destructive changes to the Mass), I was struck by how much the reform of – or revolution against – the Liturgy has failed according to the goals set out in SC itself.

The entire reform of the Liturgy proposed at Vatican II was…

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