As I have posted before, faithfulness to liturgical norms is a dream still to be seen as a reality in the Archdiocese of Manila as long as we have an archbishop who just follows everything that Frs. A and G tell him to do.
We will never see this altar arrangement in the Cathedral of Manila
Note the Benedictine arrangement. Please note that the altar cross is on the side of the altar and NOT on the altar. While some traditionalist might sneer at this, let us be thankful that the candle arrangement is in tune with the wishes of our Holy Father.
Unlike those of Frs. A and G where candles are on the floor near the altar and NOT on the altar simply because they reason out that you do not put candles on the altar. Just that. No other reasoning whatsoever.
I think it is more of ideology rather than faithfulness to liturgical tradition that these men put these things out.
Whom do we follow? The Pope or these two liturgists who claim they know more than the pope?