"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ"

"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ"
"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ" according to Bishop Athanasius Schneider: 1. Mass versus populum. 2. Communion in the hand. 3. The Novus Ordo Offertory prayers. 4. Disappearance of Latin in the Ordinary Form. 5. Liturgical services of lector and acolyte by women and ministers in lay clothing.

Monday, May 13, 2013


Fr Ryan Erlenbush of the "New Theological Movement Blog" has some interesting thoughts about "Ascension Sunday" and other anomolies of the post-conciliar liturgical calendar....



“One of the weaknesses of the post-conciliar liturgical reform can doubtless be traced to the armchair strategy of academics, drawing up things on paper which, in fact, would presuppose years of organic growth. The most blatant example of this is the reform of the Calendar: those responsible simply did not realize how much the various annual feasts had influenced Christian people's relation to time […] they ignored a fundamental law of religious life.” 


Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, The Feast of Faith, 81-82 (published by Ignatius Press).

1 comment:

Herman F. Holbrook said...

Observing the Ascension of the Lord on a Sunday can scarcely be very difficult for millions of Roman Catholics who routinely celebrate the Lord's Day on Saturday afternoon (Masses of anticipation [sic]). "It's so much more convenient...."