Pope Benedict XVI

Catholic fact check: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and the fabricated liturgy

The following quotation is attributed to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI: The liturgical reform, in its concrete realization, has distanced itself even more from its origin. The result has not been a reanimation, but devastation. In place of the liturgy, fruit of a continual development, they have placed a fabricated liturgy. They have deserted a vital process of growth and becoming in order to substitute a fabrication.