One of the smartest things I ever did was to read each and every word of the sacred and holy, oecumenical and general Synods of Trent, Vatican I and Vatican II.
Here are some fun quotes from the most recent Vatican Council that illustrate how confused our faithful, and our pastors are, on what exactly the Vatican Council said:
"In accordance with the centuries-old tradition of the Latin rite, the Latin languge is to be retained by clerics in reciting the divine Office." (S.C. 101).
"Steps should be taken so that the faithful may also be able to say or to sing together in Latin those parts of the Ordinary of the Mass which pertain to them." (S.C. 54).
"The Church acknowledges Gregorian chant as proper to the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services." (S.C. 116).
"Other kinds of sacred music, especially polyphony, are by no means excluded from liturgical celebrations." (S.C. 116).
"Each priest shall always retain his right to celebrate Mass individually." (S.C. 57).
"The use of the Latin language is to be preserved in the Latin rites." (S.C. 36).
"Absolutely no other person, not even a priest, may add, remove, or change anything in the liturgy on his own authority." (S.C. 22).
"Popular devotions of the Christian people are warmly commended." (S.C. 13).
"In additionn they [seminarians] must learn how to observe liturgical laws." (S.C. 17).
"The typical edition of the books of Gregorian chant is to be completed; and a more critical edition is to be prepared of those books already published since the restoration by St. Pius X." (S.C. 117).
"The texts intended to be sung must alway be in conformity with Catholic doctrine." (S.C. 121).
"In the Latin Church the pipe organ is to be held in high esteem, for it is the traditional musical instrument, and one that adds a wonderful splendor to the Church's ceremonies and powerfully lifts up man's mind to God and to heavenly things." (S.C. 120).