I was at Bible study today when we went off on a tangent and our leader mentioned how great Vatican II was because it put the Mass in the vernacular and the priest faced the people. I’ve read several of the documents, but I don’t have a photographic memory, so I’m wondering if you all can help me out. Did Vatican II specifically say that the priest should celebrate Mass facing the people? If so, in what document? If not, are there any other documents from the Vatican that say Mass should be celebrated with the priest facing one way or another?
I don’t mean for this thread to be about whether VII was good or bad, or even if one way is better than another way, so please don’t go off topic. I just think that people say VII did this when it really didn’t, and I’m wondering if this is one of those times.
Thanks in advance.