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[Photo: Priest celebrating a Novus Ordo Mass (Allison Girone)]

By Peter Kwasniewski. Crisis Magazine, Aug. 13, 2021

Dr. Peter A. Kwasniewski is a writer and speaker on traditional Catholicism. He is the author of eleven books, most recently The Ecstasy of Love in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas (Emmaus Academic, 2021). ..

Thanks to the inspiration of Joseph Ratzinger’s writings on liturgy
, and especially the “rising tide” effect of Summorum Pontificum, a grass-roots movement to restore sacredness to the modern rite of Paul VI was in full swing. It was not Vatican decrees or diocesan reforms that yielded better Masses, but rather the influence of priests who were either trained in the traditional Latin Mass or picked up the “vibe” by reading articles, watching videos, and observing their brethren.

Clergy carried over traditional habits and rubrics into the new Mass. Soon one saw the old vestments returning. The finger and thumb were held together from consecration to ablution.  …

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