Welcome, readers, to my new blog! Liturgiae Causa is a personal endeavour in the cause of the Liturgy. I believe that there has been a near-irretrievable loss of a sense of Liturgy in the Western Church, for a variety of complex and interpenetrating reasons. This blog aims to raise awareness about these reasons, and possible remedies, by means of reflections, short essays etc, and even perhaps the organisation of real Liturgy. As a classicist, and a Tolkien reader, I shall also endeavour to post about these things.
Liturgiae Causa is not another ''traditionalist'' blog - I believe that Catholic ''traditionalism'', especially in a post-Summorum Pontificum world, is wholly repugnant to the real Tradition of the Church, and ''traditionalist'' organisations, such as Una Voce, the Latin Mass Society and the Society of St Pius X, whose pseudo-traditional doctrinal and liturgical stances I repudiate utterly, more often than not just wilfully keep the Faithful in the dark about Liturgy and Tradition, blind guides (Matthew 23:24). The celebration of the Sacred Liturgy, which ought to be the sole ultimate focus and the direction of all loves of the Christian man, ought to exclude all minimalism, and so any attempt to ''enrich'' the Novus Ordo of Paul VI, or to ''remedy'' existing liturgical abuses (and they are, alas, many and commonplace) by making recourse to the liturgical books of 1962 is just palliative at best.
This blog is dedicated to the memory of the late J.R.R Tolkien (1892-1973), a faithful Catholic who in his last years saw the rapid collapse of the Sacred Liturgy.
Laus Deo semper.