For some reason I’m unable to access RSiscoe’s thread about why he doesn’t attend the Novus Ordo Mass. I’ll try to remember some of the major points he made.
He talked about the possible lack of validity in the Novus Ordo Mass. I dealt with that in a thread in the apologetics section. He cited the fact that there are priests who use invalid matter for Communion, but that’s just not something that can be blamed on the Mass itself. The one who’s to blame is the priest doing such things.
He mentioned that at the time of the “Reformation” folk songs were used in church services rather than Gregorian chant, and he said that’s the way it is with most parishes today. However, Vatican II NEVER called for folk songs and urged us to keep on using Gregorian chant, saying that it had “pride of place.”
He said that receiving Communion in the hand and offering it under both species takes away from the sacredness of the Mass (or something to that effect). However, both of those were practiced in the early Church. I’m not exactly crazy about either practice, and we don’t have to believe that such practices are wise, but if the Church has allowed them, then we have to submit to the Church’s judgment. This article talks about Communion in the hand more: matt1618.freeyellow.com/communion.html
He claimed that the Novus Ordo is Protestantized and that Protestants helped construct the Novus Ordo Mass, but both claims are actually false: jloughnan.tripod.com/defensem.htm#prot4
And as for the Ottaviani Intervention, that took place before the Novus Ordo Mass had finished being composed. But afterward he completely changed his tune: