Liturgical Documents and Articles
On the Reform of the Roman Breviary
Pope St. Pius X, 1911
The Holiness of Divine Worship
(On Gregorian Chant and Sacred Music)
Pope Pius XI, 1928
On the Sacred Liturgy
Pope Pius XII, 1947
Articles and Extracts
Breviary Reform of St. Pius X
Some extracts that explain the principal points and motivation of St. Pius X's 1911 Breviary Reform.
Holy Week Reform of Pius XII
To Restore the Liturgical Order of Holy Week―1955 SRC General Decree
These extracts from a 1956 ceremonial explain the reasons, objectives, and pastoral solicitude of the Holy Week Reform.
Two vintage HPR articles (1933 & 1951) that explain the history and symbolism of the Paschal Candle, and its restoration in the reformed Easter Vigil.