If the Holy Father could focus on just one thing, restoring the liturgy, restoring the beauty of our Temple worship, the rest of the problems in the Church and our relationship with the world would be resolved. Of course it wouldn’t be over night, but in a generation or two it would be repaired.
If the traditional liturgy was restored, so would traditional piety, which would restore the traditional family which would restore the social order to one where justice reigns.
It isn’t rocket science that since anachy has prevailed in the sactuary, so too in society.
If the right relationship exists between God and man, then we will have peace.
In the Church the modern sanctuary has led to a true rupture in that relationship, priests act like they are hosting a social gathering, the prayers and actions don’t fully indicate that a true sacrifice for sin is being made by the priest on behalf of the people and rarely indicate a level of awe and respect for the august sacrament. The faithful have no idea that they are to offer their daily sacrifices in union with the priest in persona Chrisi on the altar to the Father in reparation for sin. The laity are so ignorant of the faith that it is a true crisis.
RESTORE the liturgy and you will RESTORE the world.
Pope Francis …. are you listening…? .
We must not be deceived by superficial phenomena and local successes. Picasso's shows still draw crowds, and T. S. Eliot is taught in the universities; the dealers in modernist art are still in business, and the publishers still publish some "difficult" poetry. But the avant-garde itself, already sensing the danger, is becoming more and more timid every day that passes. Academicism and commercialism are appearing in the strangest places. This can mean only one thing: that the avant-garde is becoming unsure of the audience it depends on -- the rich and the cultivated.