On my Twitter account I describe myself as the "Chief of the Liturgy Police." This is a true statement. Anyone who challenges me on this subject will be countered with my ultra shiny not plastic badge and a face-full of GIRM.
Anyone who really knows me knows that I love the Liturgy and I love to defend it. Part of the fun of knowing what's actually going on during Mass is being able to correct things when they're wrong. Making slightly offhand comments about Father not wearing a maniple to the Sacristan after Mass is part of the thrill of being Chief. Nobody else can do that, mostly because they don't have a clue what they're talking about anyway. Can you quote Redemptionis Sacramentum off the top of your head? ... Didn't think so.
[here's where I make a plug so maybe I'll get funding] Why do we need the Liturgy Police? The simple answer can be described in 1,000 words, but I think a picture would suffice.
Without the aid of the Liturgy Police, occurrences such as this will be come common, even normalized. Our Catholicness needs protecting, and who else is more equipped to lead the protecting than an outspoken ex-postulant who sleeps with her Latin-English Code of Canon Law by her bed? That's right. Nobody.
You may wonder where these qualifications come from.
Keep on wondering...
Now, there was a question from a reader if anyone else can be elevated to the status of Chief. The simple answer to that is no. Similar to the office of Pope in which the elected makes decisions he feels are right, calls out those who are wrong, and has infallible speech, and also the part that there's only one of them, Chief of the Liturgy Police is, except in extreme cases, limited to one incumbent at a time.
Although you cannot be a Chief of the Liturgy Police (because, well, that position is already taken), you can certainly make my job easier. As the corny saying goes, "if you see something, say something."
Please realize that this was slightly satirical.
If you reeeeeallly want one of those badges maybe we can talk about it. Tweet me.