Friday, 11 June 2010

The '62 Rite...

Don't worry! I have done enough ranting about novelty for one week, moreover I am trying to finish off my post about Ultramontanism (it may go into two more posts because of the greatness of the period covered). Rubricarius of the St Lawrence Press has put up an interesting post today about his newly acquired 1962 Missale Romanum, published in 1964, and incorporating many of the subsequent changes made to the Ordo Missae, the Proprium de Tempore etc, such as English Introits, Psalm 42 made optional for much of the year etc.

Pop over and have a read. It is more or less a two-fingered gesture to certain ''traditionalist'' organisations who parade about in the smug delusion that they're superior to the tambourine-waving yokels down the road because they love ''tradition'' so much...


  1. "It is more or less a two-fingered gesture to certain ''traditionalist'' organisations "

    If you wish to say sanctimonious and unkind things like that, then I say digitum tibi dabo.

  2. A rather verbose post - could have easily been summed up by just saying "I don't like private devotions - they don't do it for me" and leave it at that. If you want to call into question that apparitions to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, then please do so - although you won't have many supporters. The devotion to the Scared Heart has helped many people, including saints too.

    I can't see why you must worry about other people's spiritual lives because you would be far better off "putting one's house in order" to say the least.

  3. The fact that you've included the Latin Mass Society logo in your posting leaves us in little doubt which organizations you mean ...

    If you think the LMS is wedded to the 1962 Missal, you haven't read the Constitution of the LMS.

    Some LMS members like 1962; many don't, but accept it as a compromise, while hoping and working for an ultimate return to a more traditional Missal.

    We can wave as many 'digitos' around as we like. What will make a difference ultimately isn't gestures, but the sort of good, reasoned argument that is put forward by Rubricarius.