Is the Novus Ordo Mass legit?

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Once again the long-time controversial question has arisen regarding the legal promulgation of the Novus Ordo Missae by then-Pope Paul VI which came into effect in 1970.

The SSPX has the teaser article on its website today, and so inquisitive minds, and even those of the Trad haters among the modernists and libs of the Church, will be checking in to see whassup.

Two extracts from the article:

  • “We need to look at the Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanum (April 3, 1969) which allegedly promulgated the Novus Ordo Missae. Most of the document describes the novelties and the final part never declares clearly what the Pope commands, forbids, or concedes… It appears that Paul VI never wanted to render his missal mandatory, with a truly juridical obligation. Why?…”
  • “Thus, if the celebration [of the New Mass] by a Protestant is theologically possible, this means that the Novus Ordo expresses no dogma with which the Protestants are in disagreement. But the first of these dogmas is the Real Presence, essence and center of the Mass of St. Pius V [codified in 1570]. Could a Protestant pastor celebrate the Novus Ordo if he was to perform the consecration in the intention used by the Catholic Church?”

This should prove for a hearty “dialogue” on the topic which the conciliar Church seems to think is a closed case. After 2000+ years of the enemies of Christ within and without not succeeding in destroying the Church and the organic growth of the Mass in the Roman Rite continuing uninterrupted, we can expect to have some liturgical fireworks.

If you haven’t read the cogent and slicing/dicing piece by Cardinal Ottaviani in 1969 on the Novus Ordo Missae, you can read it here...

ESH says: stay tuned for more!


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