In response to Mark Shea's opinion:Liturgy you focus on is liturgy that’s not doing its job, which is to refer us to God, not to itself.I agree with the premise that the purpose of the liturgy is to refer us to God--not to itself. However, I do not agree that the two forms of liturgy under discussion are equal in this regard. I believe the Traditional Latin Mass is a superior expression of the Faith.That’s one of the reasons for the motu proprio, to try to give succor to those injured by dreadful abuses of the Paul VI Rite.Anyone who has read the pope's (Cardinal Ratzinger's) writings on the issue of the liturgy would know that he finds fault with the new rite. This is not simply a matter of creating an alternative for those who are upset about abuses.
I put about as much stock in what Mark Shea says as I do Mickey Mouse. I would rather side with the Holy Father on this issue than the whims of a man that has been blinded by mondernism.
The combox over at the Chronicle site went crazy. Shea got his rear kicked.
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