Is the reform of the reform a dead letter? I will leave that to those with much smartier pants than I own.
However, I have thought for some time that much greater emphasis should be placed on an “Excellence in Liturgy” Movement. I think this could be a much broader based movement than the ‘reform of the reform.’
This movement should focus on the broad elimination of liturgical abuses and the promotion of those elements specifically referenced in Sacrosanctum Concilium.
Let us broadly perform the Novus Ordo mass as best as it can be performed. Let it be standard and reliable across the board. When we have a achieved that, we are in a much better place to discuss what the future of reform looks like.