I am going to Italy early tomorrow -Monday- morning for my holiday, I am back late Thursday.
One of the things that often shocks me about Italy is the appalling liturgical celebrations one often encounters, even in Rome.
I remember being present, by accident, at a priest's jubilee Mass, the music was a group of young adults screaming through an over amped microphone, the rag bag of concelebrants each gave there own sermonette eulogising the jubilarian who then eulogised the eulogisers. What most shocked me was that wandering around the church and sanctuary was a man with a camera who filmed everything through his camera, he didn't even put it down when he received Holy Communion.
The above might be an extreme, I would so, but even half as bad would be bad enough. Rorate Caeli reports a survey that might indicate that the majority of Italian Catholics are heartily sick of this sort of thing and crave a more traditional approach to liturgical celebrations.
Another report says that the first Pontifical High Mass in the Usus Antiquior since 1968 will be celebrated this morning by Archbishop Raymond Burke in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament in St Peters. It will indeed be interesting if the Holy Father mentions this in this mornings Angelus.