Tuesday, March 30, 2010
During the very first session of the Second Vatican Council, Cardinal Ottaviani, President of the Theological Commission, was challenging the liturgical ‘revolution’ that was being proposed and ran over his allotted time. His microphone was abruptly switched off. To the revolutionaries he was not singing their tune and had to be silenced as quickly as possible. This shameful lack of respect to a venerable and aged cardinal set the scene for the contemptuous way in which the sacred liturgy and the laity of the Catholic Church have been treated for the past forty years. Its liturgy is no longer sacred or liturgical, and the laity and their opinions are of no interest to those driving forward the revolution. The rest of the story can be found here.
A Short Critical Study of the New Ordo of Mass can be read here.
"The Novus Ordo Missae ...represents both as a whole and in its details, a striking departure from the Catholic theology of the Mass as it was formulated in Session 22 of the Council of Trent."
Friday, March 26, 2010