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Posts relating to chapter topics in Work of Human Hands

Video 1: What’s the Fuss About?

CHAPTER 1: New interest in the traditional Latin Mass. Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum. Importance of the doctrinal issue. Presentation of main thesis (contention) of the book. Method: Systematic examination of the prayers and ceremonies of the Mass of Paul VI. Reference to writings of men responsible for creating the New Mass. “Full of interesting and credible […]

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Alcuin Reid: Cekada’s Book on New Mass “Flags the Big Question We’ve Not Been Prepared to Face”

• “Carefully argued. • “Well researched.” • Ably demonstrates that “The Mass of Paul VI remains, in its Latin original… intentionally theologically different to what came before.”  • “The book as a whole succeeds in demonstrating the substantial theological difference between the two missals.” • “Also succeeds in demonstrating the impact of a doctrinally different […]

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Missal Translation Director Praises Cekada’s Book on the Mass of Paul VI

• “Full of interesting and credible analysis.” • “An important contribution to the current debate.” • “A genuinely informative work.” • “Does not skimp on scholarly detail.” • “A clear commitment to presenting the fullest possible narrative account of the evolution of the current Roman Missal.” • “A legitimate claim to being the fullest account […]

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Ordinations during the Pre-1955 Easter Vigil

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New Oxford Review, the Pre-Vatican II Reforms and the New Mass

THE New Oxford Review, a monthly with a conservative take on many issues in the post-Vatican II church, recently reviewed Nicola Giampietro’s The Development of the Liturgical Reform: As Seen by Cardinal Ferdinando Antonelli from 1948 to 1970 (Roman Catholic Books, 348 pages, $33.75). Antonelli was a liturgist and Vatican official who from 1948 onwards […]

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Benedict XVI and Communion in the Hand: Put Aside Your Illusions

EVER SINCE the post-Vatican II revolution began, the liturgical change that faithful Catholics regarded as most horrifying was communion in the hand. It overthrew everything — everything — we had been taught to believe about the ineffable holiness of the Real Presence and the sacred character of the priesthood. The 16th-century Protestant heretics who abolished […]

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Dr. Hull on WHH: “Well Documented,” “Original and Worthy of Attention”

I AM PLEASED to report that Work of Human Hands has received its first formal review in a periodical. This came in a lengthy piece by Dr. Geoffrey Hull in the October 2010 issue of Christian Order. One advantage of the Internet age is the opportunity it offers an author to engage with and respond […]

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Bugnini Collaborator: “Work of Human Hands” Defames Paul VI’s Reform

MUCH TO my surprise, the first non-traditionalist writer to weigh in with a review of Work of Human Hands (albeit brief) was a liturgist who actually had a hand in creating the New Mass. Rev. Mathias Augé, a Claretian priest and liturgical scholar, worked in the 1960s for Consilium, the Vatican agency headed by Rev. […]

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The Meaning of “Work of Human Hands”

RECENTLY I CAME across the musings of a young Jesuit, Father Mark Mossa, about the phrase “work of human hands” which occurs in the Preparation of Gifts (= Offertory) in the New Mass. This prompted a brief correspondence the meaning of the phrase. The full text of the priest’s blog posting is here, and the […]

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ICEL Mistranslations: Who’s to Blame?

AN ARTICLE in a recent issue of The Wanderer resurrected the old accusation, often heard in the 1960s and 1970s, that ICEL (the International Committee for English in the Liturgy), bore almost exclusive responsibility for the post-Vatican II mistranslations of the Mass of Paul VI. English-speaking Catholics, we were repeatedly told, never had the opportunity […]

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