Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A heated debate!

 This Afternoon there there was a heated debate over at Linen on the hedgerow.The title of the post was "Since when did a priest die for the OF Mass?" and the post itself was very well written (Although lots of people didn't see that!). To sum it all up: hundreds of Priests died for the Latin Mass but today Priests die for their faith, rather than specifically for the Novus Ordo Mass. It sounds incendiary, but it is interesting to look at both forms of the Mass as vehicles for communicating the God given gift of faith.
 Although both forms of Holy Mass are valid, a lot of the commentators seem to be in denial about the real differences between the two forms of Holy Mass. Is it possible that the one which was formed over the centuries, alongside the deposit of faith, could be a fuller expression of that same faith than a model brought in perhaps with the best intentions, but suddenly and which in many places has already been subject to change "beyond belief"?