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Sunday, 29 November 2009

Novus Ordo aniversary

Today, the first Sunday of Advent, is, liturgically speaking, the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the Novus Ordo Missae, the Missal of Pope Paul VI. to mark the anniversary, the New York Times has published an Op-Ed piece by Kenneth J. Wolfe on Latin Mass Appeal.

This morning, as I do each week, I offered Mass in the older form of the Roman Rite, alongside our three other precept Masses which are in English according to the Missal of Pope Paul VI. I agree with Wolfe when he says:
40 years of the new Mass have brought chaos and banality into the most visible and outward sign of the church. Benedict XVI wants a return to order and meaning. So, it seems, does the next generation of Catholics.
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