This is a terrific interview of Robert Moynihan. He thinks this new challenge will cause the movement for the traditional liturgy to awaken and grow.
He talks quite a lot about Annibale Bugnini, the bête noire of the liturgical reform. The Christian name today makes us think of a cannibal in the Hannibal films! We should read Louis Bouyer’s work, especially when he challenged Bugnini’s approach.
Watch the interview, several times as necessary. I found it fascinating.
Why do I continue to feel concerned about a Church to which I no longer belong? It is an analogy of the “brave new” secular Anglicanism. It occurred to me that this dialogue is still replete to the theme of conversion to the “true church”. The facts show that Roman Catholicism is no more true (or at least exclusively true) than Orthodoxy, Old Roman Catholicism and continuing Anglicanism. We are called to conversion to God through prayer, spiritual life and repentance from our sins. The Episcopate and the priesthood exist in several institutional churches, and the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church subsists in them all. Indeed we are each day called to conversion to the Church, in whichever institution it might subside. I feel quite repelled by the traditionalist RC institutes, but they do uphold a spiritual view of Christianity. However, they are shrill about matters which could be dealt with by kindness and care for persons in different situations in life. We seek conversion and to be better Christians in the Old Roman Catholic and continuing Anglican Churches. We are called to conversion where we are.