Alright. I have to admit that there are Solemn Novus Ordo Masses celebrated in the vernacular but very few. Don’t you agree? I think it is the Mass settings that allows priest, an opportunity to make it “unsolemn(sic)”. Some example of very unsolemn practices that resembles that of other religion, that the Novus Ordo allow are using water tubs as baptismal fonts? Receiving communion on hand ?!?! Using those cordless microphones to give homily walking around ? Female extraordinary communion ministers ?!?!
Some of these can be debated or argued but it did made us lose our Catholic identity or rather the Identity of the ONE Church that was established by Jesus himself. Receiving communion on hand. Yes it is okay because you are not receiving less of Jesus if you use you hand to hold him but but are WE being respectful in doing so ?
Female extraordinary ministers, you may ask why not? If i have an authority to forbid such, i would! Because the message you are telling people is that, yes Catholics now allow females to approach the altar. This gives people who want and desire the female priesthood, the female clergy to challenge the Church’s sacred authority. Since they allow female to “distribute” the eucharist why not allow female to celebrate sacred Mass?
I do believe that the extraordinary form do limit such pathways for innovation to occur. Low mass = little or no participation from the congregation ? How is it wrong ? We are not pleasing ourselves, are we ? Oh yes, i just remembered something but it is just a assumption because i do it myself in the past. I tend to associate whatever Pope St. Pius X says to the Society of St. Pius X. Yeah, St. Pius X is a nice man =)
But at the same time we pray for the Anglicans, the Eastern Orthodox, the SSPX, Calvinists, Presbyterians, Lutheran and the other Protestant denominations(though it looks impossible), to return to the ONE Church that he desires. Not church as in buildings =.= but Church.
Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam !