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5.0 out of 5 stars The New Mass is not a good Mass
From the authorship of the Society of Saint Pius X and sent to His Holiness Pope John Paul II in the beginning of 2001, "The Problem of the Liturgical Reform" constitutes an excellent comparison between the Tridentine Mass and the New Mass of Paul VI, definitively refuting the error that both masses are the same thing, one being said in latin and the other in...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Politely Pulling Punches
This book, published in 2001 and written by Bishop Bernard Fellay of the Society of Saint Pius X, is an excessively soft-spoken gloss on the "new mass" of Paul VI that pulls way too many punches. It's therefore perhaps a good introduction for "Aunt Helen" to the notion the "new mass" she's faithfully attended for decades is potentially invalid. Rather than speak truth to...
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The New Mass is not a good Mass, December 23, 2002
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This review is from: The Problem of the Liturgical Reform: A Theological and Liturgical Study the Society of Saint Pius X (Paperback)
From the authorship of the Society of Saint Pius X and sent to His Holiness Pope John Paul II in the beginning of 2001, "The Problem of the Liturgical Reform" constitutes an excellent comparison between the Tridentine Mass and the New Mass of Paul VI, definitively refuting the error that both masses are the same thing, one being said in latin and the other in vernacular.
This study clearly establishes and asserts the main differences between both rites: the Tridentine Mass is nothing less than the repetition and renewal, in an unbloody way, of the death of Christ on the cross, putting all the emphasis in His real presence under both species after the consecration - bread and wine trough the consecration officiated by the celebrant priest are transformed in the body and blood of Christ, such separation of elements symbolising His sacrifice in favour of a sinful mankind; on the contrary, the New Mass of Paul VI is essentially an eucharistic meal, a commemoration of the death of Christ, a protestantization of the Mass, which seriously devaluates its sacrificial dimension and minimises the real presence (in a substantial way) of Christ on it, by that reason endangering an essential dogma of faith and the beliefs of unguarded catholics.
The reviewed book is usually considered, even among traditionalist circles, as a though reading. I don't think so: any catholic with an average knowledge of his faith will be able to read this book without problems and profitably, in order to understand why the New Mass is not a good Mass.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Novus Ordo is not valid., July 21, 2006
This review is from: The Problem of the Liturgical Reform: A Theological and Liturgical Study the Society of Saint Pius X (Paperback)
If you have trouble explaining why the new Mass should not be accepted, this book explains it well. The Traditional Mass, known as the Tridentine Mass, is the valid Mass. This book shows how the Novus Ordo broke with liturgical tradition of the Catholic Church. And it shows how the new teachings of the Catholic Church are condemned by the traditional Catholic doctrine.

We can only pray that we can get a copy of this book into the hands of every Priest.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Politely Pulling Punches, May 1, 2013
This review is from: The Problem of the Liturgical Reform: A Theological and Liturgical Study the Society of Saint Pius X (Paperback)
This book, published in 2001 and written by Bishop Bernard Fellay of the Society of Saint Pius X, is an excessively soft-spoken gloss on the "new mass" of Paul VI that pulls way too many punches. It's therefore perhaps a good introduction for "Aunt Helen" to the notion the "new mass" she's faithfully attended for decades is potentially invalid. Rather than speak truth to power, Bishop Fellay casually drops hints in a whisper to power.

There are far far far better books on this topic. Toss a frisbee in a well-stocked bookstore and you will probably knock one or two off the shelves:

1. The Great Sacrilege
2. Iota Unum: A Study of Changes in the Catholic Church in the Twentieth Century
3. The Destruction of the Christian Tradition, Updated and Revised
4. Work of Human Hands: A Theological Critique of the Mass of Paul VI
5. Paul VI Beatified? The book that stopped the beatification process Pope Paul VI
6. The Truth about What Really Happened to the Catholic Church after Vatican II
7. Liber accusationis in Paulum Sextum: To our Holy Father Pope Paul VI by the grace of God and the law of the church sovereign judge of all Christ's ... VI, on account of heresy, schism, and scandal.

See also the online article "Logical Chickens Coming Home to Roost: A Commentary on Recent Events in the Society of Saint Pius X" written by Bishop Donald J. Sanborn.

The "new mass" of Paul VI was condemned with anathema centuries prior in canon 13 of the 7th session of the Council of Trent: "If anyone were to say that the traditionally handed-down rites used in the solemn administration of the sacraments can be held in disdain or be shortened *OR BE CHANGED INTO NEW ONES BY WHOMSOEVER* ["quiscumque"] of the pastors of the churches, let him be anathema."

Examples of this book's excessive soft-spokenness: The papal bull Quo Primum of Pope St. Pius V (1570) is mentioned only once herein, at the book's conclusion, yet Quo Primum is absolutely essential to any analysis of the liceity and validity of the "new mass". Similarly, the doctrine of papal infallibility is mentioned only once, yet that doctrine makes it clear that Quo Primum stands and thus anyone celebrating a "new mass", in the words of Pope St. Pius V, "will incur the wrath of Almighty God and of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul". (That is, be eternally damned.)

While one may argue the limits of papal authority, arguments against Quo Primum have to ignore: 1. Paul VI's resolute gymnastic of Christian sociology was fabricated out of whole cloth by six Protestants and a Freemason (heretics); 2. the new rite (what then-Cardinal Ratzinger called "a banal on-the-spot production") has no grounding in tradition received from the time of the Apostles; 3. the novus ordo mass in its conception and very essence was an act of spiritual fornication because it was a violation of Paul VI's sacred oath of papal coronation that he would change nothing of the received tradition; 4. every Pope from Pope Gregory XVI through Pope Pius XII was condemning the Modernist thinking the new mass articulates.

"We have not intended this study to be an exhaustive examination and exposition of the deficiencies and weaknesses of either the new missal or the theology of the Paschal mystery. In the liturgical domain, we could have developed more the influence and effects of false ecumenism on this reform, or highlighted the unreasonableness of concocting a liturgical rite by committee" (p. 99).

Indeed an understatement.
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