With the Triduum almost upon us once again Rorate Caeli have just republished the translation of Fr. Stefano Carusi's work on the reform of Holy Week under Pope Pius XII which they first published five years ago. With agreatly expanded readership they felt compelled to bring it back and share with new readers. This translation is the work of Fr. Charles W. Johnson, a U.S. military chaplain.
Fr Carusi's lengthy but detailed article can be read at The Reform of Holy Week in the Years 1951-1956
Whether you see the changes as reform or deform, as necessary or unnecessary, this is an important contribution to understanding them and how they came about.