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Vatican Announces Changes For Old Mass

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published on March 25 two February 22 decrees concerning the Old Mass.

The first “Quo magis” allows seven new prefaces, four of them from the New Rite. About three others it makes the strange claim that they "were in general use before the liturgical reform, and afterwards were allowed in French and Belgian dioceses."

The second decree “Cum sanctissima” allows the celebration of Saints canonised after 1962.

It's unlikely that these changes will find many followers. At least, VaticanNews.va admits that the Tridentine Mass is preferred by a “growing” number of Catholics.

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giveusthisday
Perhaps it's a preface in itself; right now it's a trial balloon, tomorrow many places will be using it, in a year, who knows, when we name the saints in the Communicantes, maybe we'll be obliged to say honouring in the first place the memory of the glorious..Virgin Mary, of blessed Joseph.....Cosmos and Damian, St. John Paul II, St. Jose Maria Escribe....
Our Lady of Good Success, pray for us.
Ultraviolet
You're assuming the FSSP et. al. are that gullible, that trusting, and that ignorant of their own liturgical traditions/ Church history mattsixteen24. On what grounds? You are, in part, correct as to the intent of these changes. The Vatican recognizes the traditional Latin Mass has withstood their best efforts to eradicate it, so now they're trying to slowly dilute it. The only places this is …More
You're assuming the FSSP et. al. are that gullible, that trusting, and that ignorant of their own liturgical traditions/ Church history mattsixteen24. On what grounds? You are, in part, correct as to the intent of these changes. The Vatican recognizes the traditional Latin Mass has withstood their best efforts to eradicate it, so now they're trying to slowly dilute it. The only places this is likely to have any noticeable effect is in predominantly Novus Ordo parishes.

By that I mean those where the clergy were either formed by and/ or spent most (if not all) of their active years in a Novus Ordo environment. In those parishes, traditional Latin Mass is offered only on occasion to "humour" an insistant (and often well-heeled) group of parishioners. In today's parish, the traditional Latin mass appeals most to well-educated professionals. Fr. McModern might study up on how to do the Latin Mass, he might even find it spiritually rewarding after he's done so, but he wouldn't bother if it weren't for the size of the donations coming in. If that sounds cynical, that's because it is.

What the Vatican hopes to do is capitalize on the ignorance of such priests. These changes are aimed at, as you said, slowly diluting both the Mass and the communion of saints. Now all the recent and, perhaps, dubious saints are legitimized. This is welcome news to priests who'd like to celebrate a traditional Latin Mass for not-so-traditional, though popular, saints like JP II or Mother Teresa.

Here's the good news. My first point wasn't an idle criticism. You give the FSSP and similar groups far too little credit. My own experience with traditionalist priests gives me a starkly different impression. They're fully aware of the history (past and present) of modernism and its malign intent. These attempts at diluting the Mass and the saints will be met with stern disapproval as all "modernist" reforms are met. The Church may "allow" new prefaces to be included and new saints to be celebrated, but there's no obligation to do so. Immediately those generous allowances wll be shelved and the Mass, the traditional Mass will continue being said just as it always has been.

I'm optimistic the same laity who are driving the "growing" demand for the traditional Latin Mass, are equally distrustful, at least in a general sense. The "refugees" from Novus Ordo families or services are zealots like every other group of "converts". They have an intense distrust for anything dated after 1962, even the missals!

Over the years, I've noticed "new" families start out with the "little red booklets". Very soon after, almost immediately, they upgrade to a reprint 1962 missal, like the one published by Baronius Press. Then, as their appreciation of the Mass grows, for a surprising number of families, so does their zealotry. They change missals again, insisting on the originals that were printed before 1962. These are the people who are driving the current huge re-sale market in Catholic antiques, why some desireable editions of missals regularly bring three digit prices on eBay

There's nothing -wrong- with reprint missals, except that they look and smell and feel new. For traditionalists, "new" becomes a very bad word any time it's applied to their Faith. Vatican Council II taught them to fear and distrust anything "new" -with good reason.

You're right about the Novus Ordo parishes, though. Holy Cannoli rightly reminded me we should be joyful but I'm not optimistic. The churches that don't get closed down entirely will continue to be "modernized" into Pachamama parishes run by married homosexual priests with Drag Queen RCIA.

Insanity like that is already happening. Wish I was kidding...

www.them.us/story/the-drag-queen-…
Jim Dorchak
Bla bla bla from the Vatican who has brought us NO mass.
mattsixteen24
The novus ordo mass implementation all over again? Except this time on a much smaller scale and slower introduction of changes. Within 50-100 years the few traditional Latin masses celebrated by FSSP, ICKSP, etc will resemble the novus ordo from the 80s, while the novus ordo will be pachamama worship.
Joseph a' Christian
False Francis and his gang of homomasonic infiltrators close our churches during Holy Lent, and now put out documents seeking to weaken the Latin Mass. These creatures are horrendous enemies of our great Church.
Almighty God strengthen our faith in Christ, our Lord Jesus. Amen
(The drawing/parody with this article is excellent.)
mccallansteve
Oh how the hate the true mass.