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Redeemably Awful: The Challenges of the Extraordinary Form


I have nothing against the Extraordinary Form. While I believe that the current liturgical books of the Ordinary Form as renewed after Vatican II are a better expression of the Catholic Faith and Tradition, I am in no way offended by people who want to use the older 1962 editions of the liturgical books. In my opinion the Extraordinary Form is like my grandfather’s Morris Minor, it was a beautiful car and I can well understand those who like vintage cars and are willing to invest the time, talent and treasure to keep them on the road, but for my purposes (as well as for the vast majority of people) the Toyota Yaris Hybrid that I drive is a more practical fit today.

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