I have recently come to believe that the Tridentine Mass is a superior expression of the liturgy as compared to the Novus Ordo. I do not deny the validity of the New Mass or the authority of Vatican II, but I don’t feel the New Missal was the work of the Holy Spirit–only that the Holy Spirit protected the New Mass from being invalid. I love how the New Mass is celebrated on EWTN and wish it were that way everywhere, but I still feel that the prayers are vastly inferior to the words of the the Tridentine Mass. Is the way I feel okay in the eyes of the Church? My heart’s desire is to always remain faithful to the Bride of Christ so I need to know if these thoughts I’m having are sinful.
P.S. I can understand the desire of some to have the Mass in the vernacular with more participation. So after Vatican II, why did’nt they just provide for the 1962 Mass to be said in the vernacular with the responses said by the congregation instead of the altar boy? Wouldn’t this have been a more organic change?
Thanks for any help you can provide.