Pressure will be brought to have him walk back his statements, but I don’t believe he will.
Why are the words “ad orientem” never translated?
A reader from Indonesia kindly sent us these…
The results are in.
The phrase “ad populum conversus” does appear in the postconciliar books, and no amount of polemical articles can change this fact.
Some weren’t happy with Bill Murray’s opinions on the Latin Mass, and a certain editor—in his zeal to refute—made an egregious error.
Bishop Conley proposes celebration “ad orientem” for the season of Advent.
Can AD ORIENTEM be excluded from the Novus Ordo? Vatican says: “Negatively, and in accordance with the following explanation.”
John Paul II leads the congregation facing the traditional way during his June 1999 visit to Poland.
These same exact rubrics have been found in Missals published in 1962, 1927, 1943, 1906, and 1886.
Could this be the missing link explaining why “versus populum” celebrations took over?
These images come to us from Msgr. Guido Marini’s Facebook page, which has more than 100,000 followers.
Reimagining the Altar Steps
Pope Francis celebrating in this manner was a bit of a surprise, since members of his generation aren’t usually accustomed to “turning their backs on the people.”
The current rubrics tell the priest when to turn around and face the people, which would be superfluous if he were already facing them.