Those of you who, very sensibly, keep at least one eye on the illuminating St Lawrence Press ORDO will know that, before the liturgical tinkerings initiated by Pius XII, today, Holy Innocents' Day, the Mass was penitential: Violet colour; no Gloria; no Alleluia; Benedicamus Domino.
How very, totally, immensely, completely, indisputably, brilliantly suitable for a Day which has justly come to be an occasion of penance for our present politically-correct and on-going daily Holocaust, that of the pre-born. I wonder how many have already been finished off this morning in Oxford.
This sick age of ours craves Moral High Ground; so people luxuriate in the easy and cost-free deploring of a previous Holocaust; daft youths endlessly prose on about the rights of sodomites and eunuchs and demonstrate for the demolition of statues of people they hadn't heard of until yesterday. And, in an even greater access of diseased bloodthirstiness, they are programmed to shriek for the 'no-platforming' of anyone who does not chant their own slick up-to-the-minute Horst Wessel Song, "A Woman's Right to Choose".
Perhaps Ecclesia Dei, when it has finished obeying Cardinal Marx's lordly and arrogant demand to 'review' a Good Friday Prayer, could move on to 'reviewing' the liturgical arrangements for December 28.