Wednesday, January 5, 2011
IS THE ORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS INTRINSICALLY FLAWED? DOES IT NEED A THOROUGH REFORMING?
I am old enough to remember how the laity in the Protestant south, Augusta, Georgia to be specific, felt about some aspects of the reformed Mass, the missal of 1970 which debuted the first Sunday of Advent, 1969. They felt it was too Protestant. Of course many of these southern Catholics would know--they themselves were formerly Protestant and have been received into the full communion of the Catholic Church.
Even as a teenager, I felt that there was certainly a dumbing down of the Mass. The music, especially its style, did not create a spiritual posture toward God but rather a posture that one felt when hearing popular or folk music on the radio or at some concert. Sloppiness in the name of less formality became in vogue. Altar servers once trained very well, didn't have a clue as to what they were doing or how to move around at the altar. Newly chosen lectors couldn't read or be heard.
But this following critique found in the very conservative blog, Rorate Caeli, is worth noting. But as you read it you must know that it comes from a blog that questions Vatican II. I don't do that!
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A thorough comparison of the Traditional Latin Mass and the ordinary Mass from the blog Rorate Caeli.