Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness
Why the Modern Age Needs the Mass of Ages
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Peter Kwasniewski's tremendous new book is an eloquent and erudite confrontation with the very root of the liturgical debate: whether the radical de-mystifying of the Catholic liturgy has been for the good of souls. It is not a matter of personal preferences, the evolving needs of 'modern man', or even of the reverence of the celebrating priest. It is rather of the truth or falsity of the massive testimony of the liturgical tradition, which is the testimony of the Church herself, that the kind of liturgy which pleases God, softens the hearts of sinners, and raises the pious towards sancticy, is the mysterious product of centuries of development. When a functionalist liturgist rejects ceremonies and language whose meaning is not immediately clear, he rejects precisely the vehicles which can carry the full weight of the Faith, something which cannot be expressed in a common-place formula. Only something whose meaning cannot be exhaustively expounded by the liturgists of today, will have insights for the Catholics of tomorrow, and of every age.
Josep Shaw, Chairman of the Latin Mass Society, England
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