Mythbusting the Lectionaries
While almost every other aspect of the liturgical reform following Vatican II has been the target of serious and sustained criticism, the revamped multi-year lectionary is the one element consistently put forward as a notable success, an instance of genuine progress. Yet are there reasons to believe that the ancient lectionary from the first millennium that we use in the TLM today — and, in general, the ancient approach to Scripture in the Mass — has more to be said on its behalf than we’ve been led to think? Could it be that here, too, the Church knew what she was doing for centuries?
Talk given at Velocity All Sports in Mokena, Illinois, on March 7, 2022, sponsored by the Coalition for Canceled Clergy. Includes extensive Q&A after the talk.