I know that most Catholics either prefer the EF or the OF, but rarely both.
Personally, I love both of them.
Currently, I’m watching EWTN, and they have on the “Church and the Poor: Caribbean Christmas.” I’ve watched the “Church and the Poor” before and this reminds me of the beauty of the OF.
The OF has really allowed the Catholic Church to spread around the world. Places like Jamaica (where the “Church and the Poor” takes place), Africa, Asia, etc is really having an explosion of conversions; which was never possible with the EF (due to language and culture biases).
Watching this special reminds me that the Holy Spirit is behind the Church and guided Vatican II.
My prayer for 2014 is that we have more Masses in both the OF and EF, as more people return or join the Catholic Church worldwide, and that one day soon the EF is offered at least one Weekend Mass each week, in every Parish.
God Bless everyone, Merry Christmas, and I hope that everyone will have a safe and happy 2014.
with more OF and EF Masses in every