Thus, not long ago, wrote one Richard Morrison in The Times in a 'book teview'.
He may be the same person as the Richard Morrison who is Music Critic in that newspaper.
I have no competence in the fiield of Music, so I would refrain from pontificating about his competence as a musician. If I did express a view that, as a musician, Morrison is totally Cra**, my opinion would be completely worthless.
No such bashful shyness holds back this Morrison when he strays beyond areas in which he may, for all I know, be competent.
Incredible, isn't it? As readers will all know, the ancient Good Friday Prayer for the Jews was replaced in the changes which followed Vatican II.
That left it still in use only in that comparatively tiny number of communities which still used the liturgy in Latin as it had been before the Council. These groups continued to use the prayer, in a slightly toned down form, on this one day in the year.
What Pope Benedict did was not "to restore... [the] ancient prayer". Quite the opposite. He banned it.
Yes; he removed it from the liturgy.
Then he replaced it with a prayer which he composed himself.
That new prayer of his is still used, but only by the tiny minority of Catholics who use the old Latin Liturgy.
"He restored to general use an ancient prayer". He did nothing of the sort. He replaced it. And his replacement prayer is not "in general use". The prayer "in general use", that is, among those who pray in the vernacular, is still the prayer which was introduced after the Council.
Newspapers generally, I believe, employ specialist writers when it comes to, say, Music or Economics or Astrophysics or Cricket.
But when it comes to "Religion",