"PRIESTS WHO CHANGE THE WORDS OF THE MASS BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY ARE SUPERIOR IN KNOWLEDGE TO MAGISTERIUM WHICH HAS PUBLISHED THESE TEXTS IN THE REVISED AND GLORIOUS RETRANSLATION OF THE MASS IN ENGLISH":
- John Nolan said...
- In the 45 years since the Novus Ordo Missae was adopted I have
never seen or heard any example of irreverence, disregard of rubrics,
ad-libbing, unauthorized alteration of texts, inappropriate music,
perambulating priests with hand microphones, clown noses or anything
that could be classed as an abuse - when the said Novus Ordo is
celebrated in Latin.
- I have often said that the abuses in the "new Mass" came
primarily from familiarity with the vernacular that produces vulgar
responses (in some practitioners). Familiarity breeds contempt. Most of the abuses that have
become legend have to do with the vulgar language and the contempt for
the sacred it somehow create(s). I suspect, though, if one were to use
exclusively the new Personal Ordinariate Mass with its "Elizabethan
style language" this might prevent some of the vulgarity that you
attribute to Latin preventing. I think I'll make your comment and mine into a post!