Up to our own times, it has been the constant concern of supreme pontiffs to ensure that the Church of Christ offers a worthy ritual to the Divine Majesty, 'to the praise and glory of His name,' and 'to the benefit of all His Holy Church - Pope Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontificum
Notice the Altar. Pointing to our Lord, our eyes are focused on eternity. Let us turn to the Lord in celebration for, once again, man approaches eternity and contemplates the heavenly. Let us pray for our Holy Father, the Pope, who discerned the will of God and discerned that this is good. Introibo ad altare Dei.
A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them. Like Mary Magdalene, weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, "Where have they taken him?" -Pope Pius XII