[quote="Vince1022, post:9, topic:215871"]
Because the laity are full, active, and conscious participants in the celebration of the Mass. THe Mass is not something that simply the priest does.
That is somewhat irrelevant (sorry, don't mean to sound dismissive...but I couldn't think of another word) because the book is clearly a book aimed at presiding, which the laity cannot do. Not to say that lay people shouldn't read it, and can't glean good knowledge from it, but if you want a book that goes into the Mass, then another book is porbably better.
[quote="Vince1022, post:10, topic:215871"]
You're not suggesting that supporting the Mass approved by Paul VI following Vatican II is a problem, are you? After all, following Vatican II, that is how the Roman Catholic Church celebrated Eucharist. Why shouldn't it be promoted, and explained? Just as, following the Council of Trent, the Mass of Pius V was similarly promoted, explained, and celebrated, even if radically different from certain peoples' experience prior to the radical reforms and changes introduced.
No clue where you got all this from my post. However there are different styles of celebrating Mass in many cases indicative of (as we would say in the Anglican church) "churchmanship" either of the celebrant or the person who taught him. This is often possible due to the non-specific nature of the rubrics. Thus some priests will bow when reciting the prayers before Communion, and receive the Precious Blood, holding the paten or purificator under the chin. Others stand straight and just drink from the chalice. Some bow more profoundly then others when reciting the Words of Institution. Some prefer to elevate the Host at head or above head level, and others prefer a face-level "showing" to the people. Some bow their heads visibly at the name of Jesus and others do so imperceptibly. Etc., etc.