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January 31, 2017
In Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict hoped the celebration of the extraordinary and ordinary forms of the Mass would be “mutually enriching.” So what healthier elements of the ordinary form might benefit the extraordinary?
Bishop Edward J. Slattery of Tulsa, Okla., celebrates a solemn high Mass in the extraordinary form at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington April 24, 2010. It was the first time in 50 years that a Mass was held at the shrine according to the 1962 missal. (CNS photo/Matthew Barrick)
My counter proposal: Personally, I agree with what Fr. Stravinskas is recommending but I would do it in a different way.
DON'T TOUCH THE 1962 ROMAN MISSAL ONE IOTA!
HOWEVER, MAKE A SECOND OPTION THAT IS EF-LIKE FOR THE ORDINARY FORM ROMAN MISSAL OF 2011:
And it only takes the following:
Allow for the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar as well as the reordering of the revised Order of the Mass to reflect the EF Mass's order.
Use only the Roman Canon, silently in Latin, with EF Rubrics
Allow for the older form of the offertory prayers/rubrics
Keep the revised lectionary but allow for the Gradual and/or Tract in place of the Responsorial Psalm.
Keep the Communion Rite and order of the Concluding Rite as is, but add the Placeat and Last Gospel.
Mandate kneeling for Holy Communion, on the tongue and intinction as an option.
Apart from the Roman Canon, one can pick and choose what will be in the vernacular or in Latin.