Though even 2009 may seem long ago to some afflicted with an equivalent of an ‘ecclesial alzheimers’ disease, Mons. Domenico Bartolucci, now a Cardinal Prince of the Roman Church, back then gave an interview on the liturgical reforms and the so-called ‘reform of the reform’ which is hardly an everyday kind, as an attentive reader will soon note.
Not because of some of its (mostly to neophytes) ‘shocking’ revelations. But because the words tersely shared by this aged Maestro Perpetuo of the Sistine Chapel under five Popes contain the rarest of combined gifts: wisdom, common sense and a genuine compassion & healing touch for all the sick at heart or of mind.
So as not to ruin the Maestro’s lesson, the (arguably) most important part of the interview is not pointed out in these lines, but only in the first “comment”, below the links.
Read the interview and an outstanding summary-explanation of its significance on the Rorate Caeli blogspot, linked here.
The original, in Italian, can be found here.