Skip to comments.[Cath Cauc] Old Mass Shouldn't Be Called “Extraordinary” But the “More Ancient And Constant Form”
Posted on 06/05/2018 4:22:16 PM PDT by ebb tide
Bishop Athanasius Schneider said in a Corpus Christi homily in Winnipeg, Canada, that the Old Latin Mass should not be called extraordinary but the more ancient and constant form of Mass.
The reason: The traditional form of Mass has been celebrated in its details during more than a thousand years.
According to NewLiturgicalMovement.org, Schneider pointed out that almost all saints of the second millennium were drawing their spiritual strength from this immemorial liturgy.
Picture: Athanasius Schneider, © Joseph Shaw, CC BY-NC-SA, #newsAzvdcubpyn
Why not just call it “The Latin Mass” to simplify things??
I wouldn’t call Paul VI’s “mess” a historical change. It was a complete rupture.
I think you are misusing the word plenary, which is usually referred to in Pope’s rulings on indulgences, penances, fasting, etc.; not the abandonment of “the organic, living process of growth and development over centuries, and replaced it as in a manufacturing process with a fabrication, a banal on -the-spot product (Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger)”.
You are quoting my favorite. But, if plenary is wrong word, the absolute might be better. And yes, prudence in changing the Mass is ideal, but not mandated in any way as far as I understand it
It also ushered in a bunch of bad music.
TLM, for Traditional Latin Mass, is a shortcut.
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