What do you mean by “FrankenMass”?

It is reasonable to believe that the recitation of Psalm 42(43) at the foot of the altar provides the well-disposed priest heavenly armor and ammunition against, say, a hostile congregation upon which he is planning to preach a controversial—that is to say a Catholic—homily. If its recitation does in fact arm and protect the priest to faithfully face a “nation which is not holy”—a nation that happens to populate the pews from time to time (often? always?)—the elimination of its recitation from the 1965 Order of Mass disarms the priest and leaves him exposed to lethal spiritual force.

Read more at One Peter FiveArmor and Armament Abandoned: Priestly Prayers Purged (Part I – Júdica Me)


About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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