To the Right or to the Left?
Versus Populum Altars
The Bishop of Little Rock has sent a letter (14 July 2016) forbidding his priests to celebrate Mass “ad orientem.”
Why are the words “ad orientem” never translated?
A reader from Indonesia kindly sent us these…
The phrase “ad populum conversus” does appear in the postconciliar books, and no amount of polemical articles can change this fact.
Can AD ORIENTEM be excluded from the Novus Ordo? Vatican says: “Negatively, and in accordance with the following explanation.”
Could this be the missing link explaining why “versus populum” celebrations took over?