When word began to spread last year that Pope Benedict XVI might release a document that would allow some changes in the ways Catholic worship on Sunday mornings, the reaction in some quarters approached giddy enthusiasm. "It’s coming … it’s coming!" wrote one blogger of the imminent release of the papal decree. (As it turned out, its release was not so imminent. Catholics who were waiting are still waiting, though reports now suggest the announcement could come in a few weeks.)
The blogger referenced is Amy Welborn and she said no such phrase and hardly approached "giddy enthusiasm." Her post was a roundup of talk on the subject and nowhere was there talk of an "imminent" release other than speculation based on rumors.
The rest of the article is not as bad as it might have been. The usual suspects such as Commonweal and Peter Steinfels are quoted and there are no proponents mentioned.
As my liturgically clueless classmates and I were told, before the Second Vatican Council, Masses were celebrated in Latin by a priest who faced the altar, his back to the congregation. After Vatican II, Masses were in the vernacular, and priests faced their flocks.
Funny how they never mention who the priest’s back is now turned to.