We deny to claim "any Superiority to ourself
to defyne, decyde, or determyn any Article or Poynt
of the Christian Fayth and Relligion,
or to chang any Ancient Ceremony of the Church
from the Forme before received and observed
by the Catholick and Apostolick Church."

Norman Simplicity

Norman Simplicity
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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Close enough

Despite my earlier animadversions, and including the fact that I would have done it differently, it very well may be that the Ordinariate Missal is only the opening salvo in the restoration of the Roman rite.

As Southern Orders remarks, we have arrived at a moment of supreme irony, in all events:

But with the advent of the Anglican Ordinariate's new Divine Worship: the Missal, it is clear, very clear that Archbishop Annibale Bugnini and his ideologies are being stripped from the Mass beginning with Protestants in the Anglican Communion who have come into the Full Communion of their Church and have brought their Catholic ethos in Anglican form to our Mass! This is called Gospel "reversal of values!"

My only hope was for some form of English Catholicism -- never the perfect form. This is probably as close as we can get. Now, forward, to the Lectionary.


  1. I am horribly out of my league when it comes to English Catholicism or the controversy surrounding the Ordinariate. This said, my initial impression is that the Ordinariate missal has the potential to make a wider impact if certain factors align favorably. Time will tell.

  2. A new blog trying to talk about the Lectionary problem and to keep alive elements of Anglican patrimony missing from the Ordinariate liturgy will be at, much more restricted in topic compared to my previous blog and without polemic: