The Orientation of the Mass – Part Two

Posted January 23, 2018 10:21 pm by Dwight Longenecker

The Orientation of the Mass – Part Two

In the first blog post on liturgy I explored the cultural and social background on the clash between two essentially opposite approaches to the liturgy.
The first can be characterized as “facing the Lord” the second as “facing the people.” Both viewpoints were loaded with political and cultural baggage. OK, but what to do about it?
I am traditionally minded, but I am not a dyed in the wool, Vatican 2-hating traditionalist. I think there have been great benefits from the Second Vatican Council and believe the documents themselves are terrific. The liturgical abuses, however, are lamentable.
It is my own view that

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