The Tradition in Action website has been publishing an outstanding and ongoing series of articles by Dr. Carol Byrne, which track the history of the corrupt liturgical movement from the time of Pope St. Pius X.

We are so keen that our readers educate themselves on the history of this liturgical reform, that we are taking the time to supply hotlinks below to each of the 62 installments released thus far.

Dr. Byrne’s series covers everything from the false attribution to Pope St. Pius X of encouraging “active participation,” to the deceptive pre-conciliar conspiracy to spread the “dialogue Mass,”  to the novel and sometimes Protestant 1956 Holy Week innovations of Pope Pius XII, to the Novus Ordo. 

Dr. Byrne’s study not only goes into great detail about the methods used by the modernists to promote these “reforms,” but also offers commentary on the often uncatholic nature and incoherence of the particular innovations.

At some point after the series is concluded (and I have no idea how many more installments will be forthcoming), the individual installments will be compiled into a book and jointly published by Dr. Byrne and TIA, at which point it will become one of the more well-researched and authoritative books on the subject in the English language.

Note: Sodalitium Pianum does not agree with all the content readers may find on the TIA website, but this one is a must-read:


  1. A Plea for Silent Participation in the Liturgy
  2. Pius X Did Not Call for ‘Active Participation” in Liturgy
  3. The Start of the New Liturgical Reform
  4. The Dialogue Mass, a Tool to Democratize Liturgy
  5. Laity-Clergy Class Struggle Based on ‘Active Participation’
  6. Participation, Vocalization, and Vulgarization
  7. Pius XI vs St. Pius X on Active Participation
  8. Pius XI Endorses the Liturgical Revolution
  9. How Pius XI Paved the Way to Vatican II
  10. Pius XII Empowered Progressivists for the Liturgical Reform
  11. How Bugnini Grew Up Under Pius XII
  12. The German Bishops Attack, Pius XII Capitulates
  13. The Appeasement Process: Feeding the German Crocodile
  14. 1951-1955: The Vatican Started the Liturgical Reform
  15. A Self-Contradictory Liturgical Reform
  16. An Incoherent Reform
  17. Bias, Manipulation, and Suppression of Adverse Data
  18. Maxima Redemptionis: A ‘Potempkin Facade’
  19. A Reformed Liturgy Turned Against Traditional Devotions
  20. A Reform Imposed Despite Opposition from the Majority of the Bishops
  21. Liturgical Anarchy Increases Under Pius XII
  22. Pius XII: The Reforms Come from the Holy Spirit 
  23. How Groupthinking Influenced Pius XII
  24. Tectonic Shifts & Fault Lines in Pius XII’s Assisi Address (Hmmm: Assisi….sounds vaguely familiar…)
  25. The Role of Josef Jungmann in the Liturgical Reform
  26. Denying the Sacrificial Character of the Mass
  27. Jungmann’s Idea of the ‘Sacrifice of the Church’
  28. Disinformation to Denigrate the Litrugy
  29. The Liturgy is not a Work of the People
  30. Liturgical Inversion: People First, God second
  31. Man vs God in the Liturgy
  32. Destroying Mass Symbols in the Name of Modernity
  33. The Architect of the Liturgical Reform Explains Vatican II
  34. Jungmann: ‘The Eucharist Should not be Adored
  35. Sabotaging the Elevation & the Consecration
  36. Like the Protestants, Progressivists Mock the Elevation
  37. Progressivist ‘Simplification’ of the Mass Inspired by Luther
  38. Progressivist Opposition to the Chantry System
  39. Fabricated Charges Against Chantries
  40. Essence of Mass: No Longer a Sacrifice, but a Banquet
  41. How the Goal of the Eucharistic Congress Changed
  42. How Revolutionary was the Munich Congress?
  43. The Holy Week Reform Paved the Way for the Reform of the Mass
  44. Devastating Consequences of the 1955 Reform
  45. Revolutionary Nature of the Liturgical Reform
  46. ‘A Crazy Patchwork of Incongruous Elements’
  47. Laymen Introduced in the Foot Washing
  48. Changing the Meaning of Our Lord’s Mandatum
  49. The Liturgical Reform’s Ecumenical Hues
  50. How the Office of Tenebrae was Sabotaged
  51. Finding Pretexts to break Liturgical Tradition
  52. Abolishing the Mass of the Pre-Sanctified
  53. A Cabal Destroyed the Mass of the Pre-Sanctified
  54. Destroyers of the Mass of the Pre-Sanctified Blessed by Pius XII
  55. Procrustes, a Model for the Liturgical Reform
  56. The German-French Mafia Behind the Liturgical Reform
  57. Re-orchestrating the Easter Vigil
  58. False Pretexts to Disrupt the Lex Orandi
  59. Undermining the Procession of the Paschal Candle
  60. Detaching the Lex Credendi from the Lex Orandi
  61. Introducing Confusion into the Symbolism of Baptism
  62. Adopting a Protestant Inspired Rite

[As TIA releases future installments of Dr. Byrne’s study, they will be added to this list]

Tracking the History of Liturgical Corruption - Sodalitium Pianum