RORATE CÆLI: The Omission of “Difficult” Psalms and the Spreading-Thin of the Psalter

As a deacon I pray the Liturgy of the Hours daily, along with the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This article enlightened me somewhat about the missing psalms in my Breviary.

PART OF THE WORK of reassessing the liturgical reform and correcting or rejecting its mistakes consists in making known, as widely as possible, the damage and destruction that was visited upon the unbroken liturgical tradition of the Catholic Church. It has been my experience that far too many Catholics today have simply no idea how much violence was done to the liturgy in the 1960s and 1970s — and that, when they do find out about it, they are rightly and properly scandalized, stirred up with a righteous indignation, and conscious of a new desire to know how they can reconnect with the great tradition that was and is ours as Catholics.
A notable example of such damage would be the omission of so many psalms and psalm verses from the Liturgy of the Hours published in 1970 to replace the Breviarium Romanum. This fact, while well known among scholars, has received far too little attention in the public sphere.
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Source: RORATE CÆLI: The Omission of “Difficult” Psalms and the Spreading-Thin of the Psalter

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