I noticed every time someone types “Novus Ordo” a bunch of people are quick to correct him or her.
Should the fact that our Holy Father referred to the Extraordinary and Ordinary forms of the mass be understood to mean those are the names we are to use now? He didn’t say, the Traditional Latin Mass, henceforth to be called, the “Extraordinary and Ordinary forms” did he?
When I first became Catholic, I visited Father Rutler’s church in NY and I had heard that there was a Latin mass. I wasn’t sure if it was a traditional latin mass, so I asked a choir member if the Sunday Latin mass was in the Extraordinary form. She looked at me blankly.
I said, “You know. The traditional latin mass… The Tridentine.”
She said carefully, you’re asking if it is the Mass of Paul VI? I’m not sure.
So much for Extraordinary and Ordinary form.
So again, does the fact that he used those terms to describe what is ordinary and what is extraordinary mean those are the terms we are to use from now on?