Starting Sept. 14, the Roman liturgy will have two forms; the Ordinary and the Extraordinary. The latter is the Roman Missal of 1962, the most recent revision of a centuries old rite. The former is rightly seen as a work in progress in many ways given the disparity between the wishes of the Council Fathers and what was actually carried out in the name of reform.
While some have posted stories of abuses they’ve witnessed in the Latin Mass, the extraordinary form is largely celebrated in a way that is faithful to the prescriptions of the Missal. i.e. it is an accurate reflection of the liturgy as it is intended to be.
Of the Ordinary Form, the Holy Father said in his letter to bishops explaining the MP:
This occurred above all because in many places celebrations were not faithful to the prescriptions of the new Missal, but the latter actually was understood as authorizing or even requiring creativity, which frequently led to deformations of the liturgy which were hard to bear. I am speaking from experience, since I too lived through that period with all its hopes and its confusion. And I have seen how arbitrary deformations of the liturgy caused deep pain to individuals totally rooted in the faith of the Church.
In other words, in “many places” what we experience in the Ordinary Form is not an accurate reflection of the liturgy as intended. Add to this those areas in which all of us know that the Council’s ideas of reform have been ignored, and it leads me to wonder, what would the Ordinary Form really look like if the reform of the liturgy was carried out faithfully, and the “deformations” the Holy Father mentioned were eliminated?