This is great. Two wonderful quotes: "an English Mass which is a cacophonous monstrosity" and "one of the great functions of the liturgy is to keep us in touch with the past and dead." Very sensible, indeed!
Yes, and "I implore you by the bowels of Christ to stick to Cranmer and King James."
Perhaps burning to death a literary genius was not such a good idea...
Nice! Good old WH! Mind you, this was the man who told the New York Tolkien Society that their hero lived a in a "hideous" house with "hideous" pictures on the walls.
This letter proves incontrovertibly that Rome is incapable of aesthetic greatness.