“Most High, glorious God, enlighten the shadows of my heart, and grant me a right faith, a certain hope and perfect charity, sense and understanding, Lord, so that I may accomplish your holy and true command. Amen.” Saint Francis of Assisi.
“I plead with you! Never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.” Saint John Paul II.
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Friday, April 25, 2014
Cardinal Ratzinger on the Novus Ordo Missae
Ratzinger celebrating the Tridentine Mass in Wigratzbad, Germany in 1990.
liturgical reform, in its concrete realization, has distanced itself
even more from its origin. The result has not been a reanimation, but
devastation. In place of the liturgy, fruit of a continual development,
they have placed a fabricated liturgy. They have deserted a vital
process of growth and becoming in order to substitute a fabrication.They
did not want to continue the development, the organic maturing of
something living through the centuries, and they replaced it, in the
manner of technical production, by a fabrication, a banal product of the
(Revue Theologisches, Vol. 20, Feb. 1990, pp. 103-104)