Vaticanist Andrea Tornielli reports for La Stampa's Vatican Insider that the newly-revamped Congregation for Divine Worship (following the motu proprio Quaerit semper) will institute an ambitious new " 'Liturgical art and sacred music commission' ... over the coming weeks", that "will not be just any office, but a true and proper team, whose task will be to collaborate with the commissions in charge of evaluating construction projects for churches of [the] various dioceses."
Well, it can be a good thing - but it could also be irrelevant. This past weekend, for instance, the Cathedral of Reggio Emilia (Emilia Romagna, Italy) had its new liturgical adaptations "dedicated" - with the full approval of Vatican authorities, as reported by Il Resto del Carlino (picked up by Messa in latino). The images of this post come from Fides et Forma's post on this ceremony - one of dozens of ongoing "adaptations" of traditional Italian cathedrals and churches to the "demands of the liturgical reform" (that is, the Novus Ordo), fifty years after Vatican II. There is simply no economic or financial crisis for diocesan liturgists and their destructive projects - and we fail to see how a new bureaucratic commission, that is far, far away even for Italian dioceses, could make this any better.