Which will probably never be considered, but here goes:
1. The CDWDS should retreat to the 2008 translation of the MR3, and prepare a like one for the German language. These translations should then be defined as the English and German typical editions never to be used for liturgy, but for translating into the world languages for which there is even less Roman competence than English and German.
2. We should resurrect the 1998 Sacramentary, already approved by the English-speaking bishops’ conferences and implement this by Advent 2012.
3. An open process should begin, and spend ten years to upgrade the Latin edition of the Roman Missal, implementing many suggestions from bishops for a greater harmonization between the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. This consultation should gather prayers and rituals composed in the vernacular from around the world, and be edited and incorporated into a library of rites fully congruent to the three-year Lectionary cycle, and the various needs of Catholics from around the world.
4. MR2 is a perfect interim vehicle for English-speaking Catholics to undertake a generation-long upgrade of the celebration of Mass: singing presidency, preaching workshops, and church-sponsored efforts in composing for the liturgy, and also the development of performing groups of high excellence (and various styles) to demonstrate the ideals of sacred music fully integrated into the liturgy.
5. By 2022, I think we’d be ready to translate MR4 and add English-language adaptations approved by the bishops, but not yet approved for universal use in the Roman Rite.
6. Repeat this renewal of the Roman Missal about twice a century, and maintain the gathering of riches of music, texts, and rituals from Catholics around the world. Rome works better when it adopts other forms as its own rather than wall in the museum riches.
There: a nice, neat liturgical manifesto to usher in a period of quiet on this blog as I head off to retreat. If there are any major liturgical developments, don’t bother to call me; my cell will be turned off. I won’t be online. I don’t even want to see a tv screen for the next six days. I’m going to enjoy the Liturgy of the Hours, some inspirational reading from the Scriptures and a few spiritual masters, and blessed silence.