Tag Archives: Novus Ordo

Before resigning, Benedict XVI ordered changes to Novus Ordo Baptism Rites

Just before abdicating, Benedict XVI (the Pope of Christian Unity) approved a decree to make a change to the Novus Ordo or Ordinary Form Rite of Baptism: In the decree published in “Notitiae”, 557-558, Ian.-Feb. 2013, 1-2, pagg. 54-56, “communitas … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Pontifical Mass in the Novus Ordo?

From a reader: This may be a stupid question, but in the Novus Ordo, if a bishop of the diocese celebrates Mass, would it technically be defined as a “pontifical Mass” since he would be the pontiff? Not a dumb-question at … Continue reading

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The wussificiation of the priesthood and the Novus Ordo

I have in the past mentioned the comment made by Card. Heenan when he experienced the Novus Ordo for the first time.  The comment leads a longish piece posted at Rorate (which no longer links to this blog, btw) by … Continue reading

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Mass in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite… right.

From a reader: This evening, I attended mass in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The mass was at ___. Several things were different than what one experiences at most masses in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: A priest on attending a Novus Ordo Mass in the congregation

Some people argue that the Traditional Latin Mass is too hard to follow because of A, B, or C. Let’s turn that sock inside out. It is actually, often, too hard to follow what is going on most celebrations of … Continue reading

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“Liturgies” compared

In the combox under a different entry, one of the participants here posted a link to a video that wasn’t perfectly relevant to the topic, but… I can’t resist sharing it with a wider audience. Keep in mind that the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Use of Latin in the Ordinary Form

From a reader: I thought you may be interested to know that our priest, for certain Daily Masses in the Ordinary Form, is using Latin for the majority of the Mass. We use English for the readings, the collect, postcommunion, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is permission needed to say the Novus Ordo in Latin?

From a reader: I have searched high and low. When is it  permissible for priests to celebrate the Novus Ordo (Editio Typica) in Latin in the U.S.? Is the permission of the local bishop needed? I am always surprised when this comes … Continue reading

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Why don’t priests follow rubrics? Fr. Z cheerfully rants.

My friend Fr. Ray Blake, distinguished p.p. of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, has a post sure to prick the consciences of some not yet liberally heart-hardened priests and bishops. He starts off with a comment about the lack of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is it okay for people to listen to music rather than always to sing everything during Mass?

From a priest: Is it against the mind of the Church when a choir alone sings a hymn at the offertory and preparation of the gifts or are the people supposed to sing along as well? No, it is not … Continue reading

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Translators “often” accidently leave things out. This time the lacuna concerns the SSPX and the Novus Ordo.

Translation can be hard.  Even when it isn’t, translators are sometimes rushed or tired.  However, it is good to pay attention to get all the words, especially those pesky little words that can change completely the sense of a sentence. … Continue reading

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Card. Brandmüller on the liturgical reform of Vatican II

Our friends at Rorate noticed a piece at Vatican Insider in which His Eminence Walter Card. Brandmüller expressed himself about the Novus Ordo, aka “the Mass of Paul VI” and “the Ordinary Form”.   He says what we know is true … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Books for singing the Novus Ordo Mass in Latin

From a reader: I know that the Liber Usualis and the Graduale are the two main places to find the appropriate chants for any given feast day in the Extraordinary form of the Mass, but I was wondering where one … Continue reading

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For Lay People: Participation at Holy Mass: Which Form? WDTPRS POLL

Rorate has a poll going for their readers about participation at Holy Mass in the Ordinary Form, the Novus Ordo.   The way to know their readers, thought it is clearly gauged for lay people, not priests. I think that … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priests and a silent Roman Canon

In another post I wrote about an option for a silent Canon/Eucharistic Prayer in the Ordinary Form. This comes from a priest: I have had an interesting experience with the new translation of the Roman Missal. Since it arrived, I decided … Continue reading

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