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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Vatican: Novus Ordo Liturgy In Crisis

Feb. 23, 2007 ( - In an unusually candid conversation with the monthly Inside the Vatican, the secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship concedes that liturgical reform after Vatican II “has not been able to achieve the expected goals,” and indicates that Pope Benedict XVI is determined to address the crisis in Catholic liturgy.

In a lengthy interview, Archbishop Albert Malcom Ranjith Patabendige Don told the Inside the Vatican that a revival of the Catholic liturgy is essential to counteract the decline in practice among the faithful, particularly in the Western world....

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Unfortunately, the archbishop is right.  The current state of the Novus Ordo liturgy (the mass of Pope Paul VI) is in a state of total crisis.  Nothing short of an overwhelming, and all encompassing, reform can save it from ruin. Let's all pray that Pope Benedict XVI takes these matters into hand quickly and firmly. In the mean time, I'm switching my personal devotions over to the 1962 Missal, until Rome can straighten out this mess.