Tuesday, October 19, 2004 +

Alec Guinness

From The Catholic Weekly Online:

Like many others of his time, Sir Alec struggled with the changes brought about by Vatican II, not least in the liturgy.

He found the revised Mass lacked the mystery and depth of the old Mass.

Despite this, he put up with it and continued to worship in his parish church of St Lawrence in Petersfield, Hampshire, where his funeral was held.

His biographer Piers Paul Read about himself:

I'm not a Latin Mass or anti-Vatican II type. I met someone yesterday who said that he was so fed up with hearing social work preached from the pulpit. I feel that the Church has lost the plot a bit.