But with the advent of the Anglican Ordinariate's new Divine Worship: the Missal, it is clear, very clear that Archbishop Annibale Bugnini and his ideologies are being stripped from the Mass beginning with Protestants in the Anglican Communion who have come into the Full Communion of their Church and have brought their Catholic ethos in Anglican form to our Mass! This is called Gospel "reversal of values!"
Look at this photo of the prayer after the Our Father in the Anglican Ordinariate Divine Worship, the Missal. What do you see, or I should ask, who do you see?
Saints Peter and Paul have been added back (as in the Extraordinary Form)! Wow! Just Wow!
We can say that we are now seeing the end of the Bugnini nightmare of a liturgy and a Mass that is truly what Sacrosanctum Concilium desired for the Church.Bugnini's contrived Mass is being rejected and the EF Mass, albeit in English and with some reforms is being restored. I am amazed that other liturgical blogs do not see the importance of the new Missal and what it means.
This missal was developed with the assistance of two major Congregations at the Vatican, Divine Worship and For the Doctrine of the Faith. In addition, this Missal was approved by Pope Francis! Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Robert Sarah as Prefect for Divine Worship. Cardinal Sarah has already spoken of a reform of the Ordinary Form and what we see in this new Missal is exactly what he was describing!
Please note what you see in this photo which you would not see in a similar photo of the current Ordinary Form Missal:
I've already pointed out that the Introit is now printed in the Missal as it is in the Extraordinary Form, albeit in English. It is called the Introit, contains the refrain, verse, Gloria Patri and refrain--the EF's way of doing the Introit which is not the way it is present in our Ordinary Form Missal. But more importantly another sign of continuity in this new Missal with the EF's Missal, you will note above, is that the Gradual/Alleuia/Tract is printed on this page (although the actual lesson is not). This clearly shows that these are restored to the Liturgy. Also note that the Offertory Antiphon is included (not so in our Ordinary Form, it was removed!) It's is back.
Do you notice in this photo yet another restoration?
Yes, you should notice that Passiontide is restored. This means that the last two Sundays of Lent have their names restored. The Sunday before Palm Sunday is Passion Sunday and the Second Sunday in Passiontide is Palm Sunday. This is exactly as it is in the Extraordinary Form!
As I have complained before, though, there are those, now aging and dying, but using their last gasp to return us to the Bugnini ways, not only in Liturgy (they lost that war with this new Missal) but in other ways too.
The 1960's caricature of bishops is being touted as the best recovery since Bugnini himself. Of course it is to laugh. This is a part of the stripping of the Church of all things Catholic and including not only the Mass but Catholic cultural expressions and what the dying generation would like to see return and remain. But they won't succeed!
Take a read of what another aging cleric longing for the 1970's writes recently:
The Pact of the Catacombs is Still Relevant Today
by Msgr. M. Francis MannionOn November 16, 1965, near the end of the Second Vatican Council, 42 bishops attending the Council met together in the catacombs of St. Domatilla in Rome, celebrated Mass, and signed a covenant committing themselves to lives of simplicity, frugality, and humility. The document is known as “The Pact of the Catacombs.”
Drawn up anonymously, so as to avoid the appearance of grandstanding on the part of the signatories, the Pact was circulated to all the bishops at the Council, and received about 500 co-signatories (where were the other 1,700 bishops?). It was presented eventually to Pope Paul VI, who received it gratefully.
Here are the more notable “lifestyle” paragraphs of the document:
Regarding housing, food, and means of transportation and everything concerning these things, we will seek to live in accordance with the common average level of our people.
We renounce forever wealth and its appearance, especially in clothing (expensive materials and brilliant colors), and insignia of precious metals (such things should in effect be evangelical).
We refuse to be called in speech or writing by names or titles that signify grandeur and power (Your Eminence, Your Excellency, Monsignor . . .). We prefer to be called by the evangelical name of Father.
In our comportment and social relations, we will avoid everything that can appear to confer privileges, priorities (for example, banquets given or received, special places in religious services).
We will not possess either movable or immobile properties or bank accounts in our names. If it is necessary to possess some property we will place it under the name of our diocese or other social or charitable works.
Wherever it is possible we will place the financial and material administration of our diocese to a commission of competent laymen conscious of their apostolic vocation, given that we should be pastors and apostles rather than administrators.
Item 5 was generally found to be too difficult to actualize fully; and item 6 has been effected, at least in part, in perhaps most dioceses of the world.
Retired Bishop Luigi Bettazzi of Ivrea, Italy, now 92, and the last surviving member of the group of bishops who devised the Pact (the names of all signatories eventually became known), said the commitments were personal and individual, not the start of an organized movement.
Bishop Bettazzi said he was “not as strong as Pope Francis” when it came to housing. (He was told by his vicar general that he had to live in the bishop’s residence, and he did so.) But he tried in most areas to follow the Pact successfully, adding that he did not wear the bishop’s ring that all bishops received from Pope Paul VI at the end of Vatican II because it was “ostentatious.”
Bishop Erwin Krautler, ordinary of the impoverished diocese of Xingu in the Amazon basin, and legendary for his simple lifestyle for 35 years, credits the Pact of the Catacombs for the way he conducted his life and ministry.
The approach of the 50th anniversary of the Pact has led to new interest in it, not least because of the way Pope Francis lives so frugally and simply. Bishop Belazzi commented, “God with his grace gave us a pope like Francis, who without having signed the Pact, already led this kind of life and had experience of a simple church, a poor church, a church very close to the poor.”
The Pact of the Catacombs can today inspire clergy to adopt its spirit in ways that are feasible.
Msgr. Mannion is pastor emeritus of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Salt Lake City. Reprinted by permission of Catholic News Agency.