[quote="laszlo, post:13, topic:245380"]
The full truth is that the age difference between the 1962 and 1970 Mass is only eight years, and the definite and required difference between the two is only:
- omission of psalm 42
- change in the lectionary
- change in the offertory prayer
- acclamation after the consecration
- modified communion and conclusion rite
The new form can be celebrated in traditional way, and many people would not sense the difference from the previous form.
The differences between the 1962 Missale and the 1570 Missale are in fact relatively minor.
The differences between the 1970 Mass and both of the other Missales go way beyond what you pointed out above and although you make them sound very minor above, they include at least the following in addition to what you listed:
-A different Confiteor and removal of the prayers after the Confiteor.
-Omission of the Psalm at the Lavabo and other Offertory prayers
-Addition of several new Prefaces and Canons
- Removal of several prayers in the Communion rite
-Removal of the Last Gospel.
-Abandonment of many genuflections, bows, and the recitation of the Gloria Patri at several parts of the Mass.
In reality the limits of the "definite and required differences" are rarely seen by the typical Catholic.
Just scratching the surface these changes realistically include:
-The replacement of the Propers (Introit, Offertory and Communion) with hymns.
-In many places the near total abandonment of traditionally Catholic sacred music.
-The adoption of a large amount of traditionally Protestant music into the Mass.
-The adoption of pop music into the mass, quite a bit of which is composed by defrocked padres and Protestants.
- In many places the replacement of the traditional organ with secular instruments.
- In many places the replacement of the choir in the choir loft with "music ministers" performing up front on the stage often accompanied by clapping
- The adoption of the Protestant practice of Communion in the hand while standing facilitated by the vandalizing of Catholic Communion rails to make the traditionally Catholic practice of kneeling for Communion impractical.