By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

5 False Myths About the "Vatican II" Mass

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I call the "Vatican II" Mass the Mass of Justin Martyr, whose second century description of the Mass of all ages is quoted at length in the Catechism of the Catholic Church
 (paragraph 1345).


Below are 5 False Myths about the Mass of Justin Martyr. They give a succinct overview of my recent series on this topic. You can click each of the false myths to go to the associated blog post. By the way, some of the comments are also instructive. Thanks to all who have commented and who will comment.

1. The first false myth is that the Vatican II Mass arose as something new only after and because of Vatican II.


2. The second false myth about the Mass of Justin Martyr is that the English translation of this Mass is gravely flawed.


3. The third false myth about the Mass of Justin Martyr is that it is intrinsically predisposed to irreverent celebration.


4.   The fourth false myth is that to have a Mass without a significant amount of or at least some Latin defies the original intent of the Second Vatican Council.


5. The fifth false myth is that it is improper to celebrate the Mass of Justin Martyr with the priest "facing the people."