Our PODCAzT today comes after a long break. I had some technical problems.
This is the first PODCAzT since Pope Benedict XVI issued the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. On 14 September the use of the older form of Mass will be derestricted.
there are many opponents of the Motu Proprio. They often express themselves through cliches such as “the priest mumbles in Latin, a language nobody understands” or also “the priest has his back to the people”.
Put in a more positive way, these are things about the older form of Mass which people find rather strange. They are puzzled at what looks like the priest having his “back to the people”.
In this PODCAzT we will drill into the issue of the position of the altar at the wall, and the priest having his “back to the people” with our guest Joseph Ratzinger from the pages of his book The Spirit of the Liturgy.