This week’s Catholic Register in Toronto published an excellent article by Bernard Daly. This article challenges some recent statements that changes that were made to the liturgy in light of Vatican II “…were effected hastily without proper research or due reflection.” Daly questions whether Pope Paul VI made hasty decisions. In fact it seems that any abuses that took place after the restoration of the liturgy was due to to the delays in texts and rituals rather than haste. The author calls the Church to celebrate the gifts of the past and to have our sights on the future to which God call us.
Mr. Daly is the publisher emeritus of The Register and worked for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. A version of this article appears in The Tablet as a letter to the editor.