Rorate Caeli

Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Vatican II and its Liturgy

 The very famous Lebanese-American mathematician and writer Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who is Eastern Orthodox, recently wrote the following as a small portion of a preface proposed to the best-seller Dominion (by Tom Holland, on the inescapable foundational position of Christianity in Western Civilization and beyond).

It captures so much of what we as Traditional Catholics feel deeply about the Sacred Liturgy -- and he limits himself mostly to the language of the liturgy, and does not even go into the essential transformation of the texts, rubrics, and practice that (almost) destroyed the Latin Mass and replaced it with the hideous committee-made anti-liturgical concoction known as the "Novus Ordo".

Desacralization and Vatican II: