Some felt that to jettison the pre-1911 cursus of the Sunday and ferial psalms was to break with an ancient Roman liturgical tradition. But due to the multiplication of feasts that excluded its use, this tradition had long been abandoned in practice anyway.
I always point to the Rule of St Benedict which says that any other cursus could be used as long as the 150 psalms in a week was maintained. So even for a monastic order he allowed this.
The latter texts [the older Latin hymns] in the Roman Breviary had fallen victim to some tin-eared Jesuit editors during the 18th century.
I thought this was Urban VIII is the 17th century. Was there further revision of them?
Over the past decade, there has been an increasing interest in the pre-1955 liturgical rites. I hope this will prompt someone to take on the project of reprinting the Pius X breviary, ideally, the excellent Benziger edition. ... There were two editions, 1936 and 1956 (the latter with the Pius XII psalms), both of which were nearly impossible to obtain.
I myself have look at such projects, including the pre-1955 Missal and the pre-1955 Benedictine Monastic Breviary. A lot of work if it is to be done right.
Great work, Father. It was a nice summary, and I didn't even know about the anniversary.