The Novus Ordo Mess Was Already Written before Vatican II
As Ellard's 1948 Mass of the Future Confirms, Describing It in Detail
It Needed Only an Official To Push It Through
That Official was Pius XII's Appointee, Hannibal Bugnini
Who Went on to Become the Chief Architect of the Invalid Novus Ordo Service of 1969
Do you know of The Mass of The Future, published well before Vatican II, in 1948, by Jesuit Gerald Ellard? It gives the blueprint of the invalid Novus Ordo Missae with illustrations. According to Fr. Dr. Rama Coomaraswamy, this "mass" was hatched as an oecumenical liturgy in the Benedictine Order. When Pope Pius XII issued his Encyclical Letter Mediator Dei in 1947, he criticizes certain liturgical changes being promoted, as he presumably had gotten wind of what was cooking.
The Fathers Reply.
We are well acquainted with this book and have commented upon it several times in previous TRADITIO Commentaries. Pius XII's Mediator Dei has in the past been interpreted as a traditional document, but it is now beginning to be interpreted in a different way. After all, Pius XII, in a conciliar fashion, criticizes, does not therein condemn with formal penalties these early breaches of the Sacred Liturgy.
Moreover, it was Pius XII who established in 1948 the Pontifical Commission for a General Liturgical Reform and appointed Hannibal Bugnini, later to become the Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo service of 1969, as its General Secretary. Thereby he gutted the authority of the very traditional Sacred Congregation of Rites.
Recent scholarship has begun to question just how traditional a pope Pius XII really was. It is looking more as if Pius XII substantially initiated the ramp-up to the Novus Ordo and that John XXIII tried to hold it back with his traditional Apostolic Constitution Veterum Sapientia of 1962. For further information, click on LATNECES: Necessity of Latin for the Roman Catholic Church, From the writings of Roman Catholic Saints, Popes, and Theologians in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics).
Moody Blues Days of Future Passed
Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
Watch lights fade from every room.
Bedsitter people look back and lament,
Another day's useless energy spent.
Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,
Lonely man cries for love and has none.
New mother picks up and suckles her son,
Senior citizens wish they were young.
Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colours from our sight.
Red is grey and yellow white,
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion???
(this should be the theme song of both Vatican I and II councils . By the way, it did become very dark when Pius IX pronounced his infallibility. )