“One may hope Davies’ book will convince Catholics still clinging to the (Novus Ordo) Mass of Paul VI to understand its danger by comprehending its origins. Almost no well-meaning Catholics would – barring insanity – yield control of the liturgy to the wrecking-crew of modernists who abused it after the council. Fewer still the number who would seek the most moderate reforms of the traditional Roman missal by such open-ended directives as fill the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.”
“No “reform of the reform” short of the full-blown Novus Ordo justifies departure from the traditional Mass, and the thought of “returning to the council” is nothing if not chimerical.
“Surveying the modern Church’s liturgical wasteland and its origins in Vatican II and Annibale Bugnini, it becomes difficult to postulate any other solution than that of the late French archbishop. To rephrase Edward Schillebeeckx, it is the Old Mass, and nothing else, which is ‘an admirable’ – even perfect – ‘piece of work.’ “