By Dom Alcuin Reid,Alcuin Reid
English writer Evelyn Waugh, most renowned for his novel Brideshead Revisited, turned a Roman Catholic in 1930. For the decade of his lifestyles, in spite of the fact that, Waugh skilled the alterations being made to the Church's liturgy to be not anything wanting "a sour trial". In John Cardinal Heenan, Waugh stumbled on a sympathetic pastor and slightly of a kindred spirit.
This quantity brings jointly the private correspondence among Waugh and Heenan through the Sixties, a attempting interval for plenty of devoted Catholics. It starts with a 1962 article Waugh wrote for the Spectator by means of a reaction from then Archbishop Heenan, who on the time used to be a player on the moment Vatican Council. those and the opposite writings incorporated during this ebook paint a brilliant photo of 2 well-known and dependable English Catholics who lamented the lack of Latin and the rupture of culture that resulted from Vatican II.
In the sunshine of the preach of Pope Benedict XVI, many Catholics are taking a look back on the post-conciliar liturgical adjustments. 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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A Bitter Trial by Dom Alcuin Reid,Alcuin Reid