"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Just for fun! Fr. Z commemorates Archbishop Annibale Bugnini and the Novus Ordo and ...

Sacrosanctum Concilium or, Sanctimonious irreconcilable differences.

Just kidding.  The Novus Ordo is the Mass - but some people don't see it that way.  Fr. Z posts photos here which may explain why.

That said, the Novus Ordo, aka Ordinary Form of Mass is still the Mass.  It's the Mass all the popes since Vatican II have celebrated.  It's the Ordinary Form for the Latin Rite. 



  1. I think people are skeptical because "The entire reform of the Liturgy proposed at Vatican II was sold as being one that would dramatically improve the practice of the Faith in the lives of all the faithful. It was also supposed to make the Liturgy irresistibly attractive to protestants and those in other schismatic/heretical sects. In short, the “reform” was sold as being the main harbinger of that great new springtime that was so hoped for back in the days of the Council. "

    Source: http://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/

  2. And, of course, the reality that ensued:

    "While the reform (or destruction, according to many experts) of the Roman Rite was supposed to instill “increasing vigor to the Christian life of the faithful,” what we have seen, from any metric one could care to choose, is the exact opposite! We have seen a deeper, faster and more universal collapse in the practice of the Faith – especially in Mass attendance! – than in ANY other period in the entire history of the Church!"

    Same source

  3. Yesterday I was reading a post on Sacrosanctum Concilium at Rorate Caeli blog and many good points were made - maybe I'll post what I found. Also Badger Catholic did a post on how men aren't going to Mass anylonger and an implied connection to the bad liturgies. I can't disagree.

  4. I think it's hard to disagree with as well. The Church claims that the Holy Eucharist is our source and summit. Logic would dictate that as that goes, so goes all else.


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