Some Things Old Are New Again

I’ve written several times that these days seem very much like 1965, with the attempt to provide a solemn form of a vernacular liturgy. Professor Peter Kwasniewski underscores the point by digging up three interesting Mass cards from 1959, 1965, and 1967. The Latin version is commonly used today in parishes working toward Gregorian chant. The English versions use translations nearly identical to what we will experience beginning in Advent this year. The tunes are also similar to that found in the new Missal. It’s all a matter of trying to get beyond a certain unpleasantless that will be probably enter the annals of history as a time when Catholics sort of went a bit nutty. In any case, here is the blast from the past that looks much like our future.

Chant Mass

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