By Dom Alcuin Reid,Alcuin Reid
English writer Evelyn Waugh, most famed for his novel Brideshead Revisited, turned a Roman Catholic in 1930. For the decade of his lifestyles, even if, Waugh skilled the adjustments being made to the Church's liturgy to be not anything in need of "a sour trial". In John Cardinal Heenan, Waugh came upon a sympathetic pastor and a little bit of a kindred spirit.
This quantity brings jointly the private correspondence among Waugh and Heenan throughout the Nineteen Sixties, a making an attempt interval for lots of devoted Catholics. It starts off with a 1962 article Waugh wrote for the Spectator by means of a reaction from then Archbishop Heenan, who on the time was once a player on the moment Vatican Council. those and the opposite writings integrated during this publication paint a shiny photo of 2 favourite and constant English Catholics who lamented the lack of Latin and the rupture of culture that resulted from Vatican II.
In the sunshine of the hold forth of Pope Benedict XVI, many Catholics are having a look back on the post-conciliar liturgical alterations. To this "reform of the reform" of the liturgy now underway within the Roman Catholic Church, either Heenan and Waugh have a lot to contribute.
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