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"Mass facing the people means there's no longer an Altar"

Paul Claudel at Le Figaro (1955): "Where is it, this consecrated stone which the Apocalypse compares to the Body of Christ Itself? There is nothing but a bare trestle covered with a tablecloth, …More
Paul Claudel at Le Figaro (1955): "Where is it, this consecrated stone which the Apocalypse compares to the Body of Christ Itself? There is nothing but a bare trestle covered with a tablecloth, reminding us depressingly of a Calvinist workbench."
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"If the candlesticks and crucifix were kept, the people would be even more excluded than in the old liturgy, because then not only the ceremony but the priest himself would be completely hidden from view."
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The Novus Ordo still use stone altars from time to time, especially if they're tryin' for the "ancient church" look. The article's title still holds true.