It’s terribly sad to see those postings that suggest a forced return to the Tridentine Mass would cure all the liturgical ills of the Church. While it might be a romantic “silver bullet” to fantasize about, it simply wouldn’t fix all the horrific liturgical problems many of us experience today.
Only two things will drive abuse out of the liturgy. Better and ongoing catechesis, and the demand by all Church leaders (bishops) that the Mass be celebrated according to the Church’s teachings.
The Novus Ordo Mass is no better or worse than the Tridentine Mass. Both are gifts to mankind from the Church. They key is to be able to attend either type of Mass without being subjected to liturgical abuse.
We have many examples of liturgical abuses taking place during the Novus Ordo Mass on this forum. Abuses also take place (and have taken place for centuries) during the celebration of the Tridentine Mass. Anyone who suggests differently is still fantisizing about the Tridentine Mass as a silver bullet that will magically eliminate liturgical abuse. Utter malarky!
Let’s embrace all the legitimate forms of the Mass so that we can focus our attention on eradicating abuse…
Just give me a Mass without abuses! Tridentine, Novus Ordo or any other valid form…just no abuses!