Friday, February 26, 2010

Old Mass vs. New

"The old Mass reminds me of what they used to say about the Catholic Church and the U.S. Navy: 'It’s a machine built by geniuses so it can be operated safely by idiots'" — The quotable John Zmirak. "The old liturgy was crafted by saints, and can be said by schlubs without risk of sacrilege," Dr. Zmirak explains. "The new rite was patched together by bureaucrats, and should only be safely celebrated by the saintly."

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Blogger Procopius said...

John Zmirak is a real treasure. And his observation of the Old vs. new mass is dead-on correct.
He also called Paul VI "the worst pope in history"

3:36 AM  
Blogger Enbrethiliel said...


I read this article earlier today and think it is spot on. Anyone who defends the Ordinary Form by dismissing externals as merely peripheral and saying that the most important thing is that the consecration is valid, has totally missed the boat.

Reading comments which follow the article was a bit like hacking through a rain forest with a machete. All that hard work and clear writing from Zmirak, and some people still think that criticism of the Novus Ordo is nothing but a "Trad" issue, and that "Trads" are a mere cultural subset of the Church.

(Hmmmm. Word verification is "undetabl"!)

4:47 AM  

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