There are many reasons why, and many of them valid as to why many people feel not only the mass but the consecration is invalid. If you do a google search with Novus Ordo mass and invalid you would probably get over 100 hits. If you read them with an open mind you will see the objections to the NO Mass. I am reading a book on the history of the Mass-written before vatican II-and it is tough reading as it has many many greek and Latin words incorporated into the book. But if you read as to how many years it took the mass to evolve to the point that it got at the time of Trent (I am not talking about the Eastern rites, as they also went through some but not as much evolution), it has actual translated writings from Popes and Saints going back to the 3rd, 4th, up to the 6th and 7th centuries-and though some words may have been inserted at some points-the Canon was static and was not altered (Pope Gregory I altered the hanc Ignatur and was almost hanged) and was sacred for all within the Latin Rite. So sacred that Pope Pius V codified it-as well as the Mass-as there were some in France and other areas within the Latin rite who still had some of the prayers in different places but was eventually codified. I would suggest picking up a book and reading for yourself and not listen to either the Trad or Liberal point of view.
But as I am half way through this book-and being traditional, I wanted to read a book that was before V2 and not tinged with anti NO mass or a Rad trad point of view. And as I can see so far- I cant for the life of me quite understand how Pope Paul VI, knowing the sacred tradition of the Mass, actually do what he did and change over 75% of the mass. Maybe some words here or there-but to change the canon-and the rest of the mass knowing now how it came down to be -from the first writings of St Justin in the 4th century to 1970- is beyond my understanding. I am sure he had to answer to someone when he died and went up to meet our Lord-and St Pius V for that matter!
[quote=Scullinius]I hesitate to post this question, because one of the last things I want to read on this board is another pointless dogfight about the TLM vesus the NOM.
I would like to know, however, what exactly is the basis on which some people object to the Novus Ordo Mass? In what, specifically, is its alleged invalidity supposed to consist?