Joined Oct 16 2013
33 years old
USA - Louisiana
i'm a software developer. Catholic convert & re-vert.
Joseph Card. Ratzinger, The Mass Reduced To A Show:
...On the one hand, we have a liturgy which has degenerated so that it has become a show which, with momentary success for the group of liturgical fabricators, strives to render religion interesting in the wake of the frivolities of fashion and seductive moral maxims.
What happened after the Council was totally different: in the place of liturgy as the fruit of development came fabricated liturgy.
We left the living process of growth and development to enter the realm of fabrication. There was no longer a desire to continue developing and maturing, as the centuries passed and so this was replaced--as if it were a technical production--with a construction, a banal on-the-spot product.
Who wants the "woodstock" Mass of Paul VI, the New Order of Mass or Novus Ordo, (1969) when we can have the truly Catholic Mass of the ages--the so-called Tridentine Mass?
Why is it so hard for people to understand that the Novus Ordo is a new creation; a new mass for anthropocentric orientation; when the name itself proclaims it?