Bishop Conley proposes celebration “ad orientem” for the season of Advent.
Mass Facing The People
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?
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.”