Magazine September 13, 2021, Issue

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The Mass at Bolsena by Raphael (Art Media/Print Collector/Getty Images)

Liturgy and History
I have my concerns about the effects of Francis’s motu proprio. But it’s more concerning to see Michael Brendan Dougherty’s piece (“For the Love of the Latin Mass,” September 1) reducing the liturgical crisis to generational disputes about Vatican II and Humanae Vitae. The attraction of younger Catholics to the “Old Mass” is not as ideological as MBD would like to paint it — and this represents a challenge that Catholics such as I, in favor of the liturgical reform, must face.

Dougherty ignores or dismisses completely the history of the liturgy and the theology of the liturgical reform

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