We don't have to call it the Extraordinary Form


Sometimes the tedious argument is raised that we must always call the old Mass the "Extraordinary Form." Rorate Caeli has a very helpful post on this unnecessary scruple: Terminology: is "Extraordinary Form" an acceptable name? And is it the official name?

Usually on this blog, I refer to the usus antiquior as this is an expression used in Summorum Pontificum and I just don't want to waste time on arguments about it in the combox. But Old Mass, Traditional Latin Mass, and Mass of Ages are all OK.

My real favourite is "The Mass That Will Never Die."

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