(quote) Joanne-846477 said: REALLY!???
Consider the source of your link, when you read the disrespectful language presented in this article. Anyone can make up an argument against the new order if they work hard enough.
I myself was raised with the TLM, but when the new order was implemented I saw the Holy Mass brought to us, the people, in our own language as it should be. We are able to more fully participate because we understand more fully what is being said. During the time of the Traditional order, I would see people reciting the Rosary instead of paying attention to the priest.
When the priest is facing us, during the consecration I see the body and blood of Christ being presented to us by Christ's representative here on earth. And as I lift my gaze higher I see the crucifix behind him completing the Holy Vision of Christ giving of himself to us.
If you don't see that in the new order of the Mass, then you are not there to participate in Jesus' most precious gift to us. You are there to criticize and build up your self-appointed righteousness as the Pharisees did in Jesus' time.
In reference to whether we should kneel and cover our hands under a "table cloth" or stand and receive in our hands: Please explain to me how the DISCIPLES received their First Eucharist from Jesus' own hands!
> During the time of the Traditional order, I would see people reciting the Rosary instead of paying attention to the priest.
And now people doze off, talk to each other, file their nails, etc. Is this an improvement?
There are a variety of weaknesses in the "people don't understand what the priest is saying" argument. First, there are missals, which have the Latin and vernacular side-by-side. Many people find this actually increases their mental participation by requiring more attention than simply listening to words that ine quickly memorizes, which can lead to "zoning out."
With the exception of the readings, which were most often done in both Latin and the vernacular (at least on Sundays and holy days), most of the Mass is the same every time: people can reflect on the meaning of the Mass without following along word-by-word -- yes, even when praying the rosary. Granted, this is not the optimal way to pray the Mass, but it can be very effective for some people.
That said, admittedly there were many people who did not particularly pay attention when the Mass was in Latin. Just as there are many people who don't pay attention to the Mass in the vernacular. The correct way to fix this problem is by education, not to strip much of the sacred from the Mass and turn the focus from God, where it belongs, to the people. Sure, people may like it and it may make them feel good -- but feeling good is not the purpose of the Mass: the reception hall after Mass is a more appropriate place for that.
Every part of the traditional form of the Mass, especially those people complain about the most, have very specific meanings. Unfortunately, prior to Vatican II there were few resources avaiable for the laity to explore the significance of the Holy Mass in depth. Today, there is much material available to help us in this regard.
For those who remember the traditional Mass and didn't understand it, or felt it wasn't as relevant to them as the new Mass, I encourage you to watch the video linked to below. It is a bit long (40 minutes), but it does an excellent job of explaining the spiritual significant of the acts of the liturgy. Much of it can be applied to the new Mass as well, and it will help most people develop a deeper understanding of either form of the liturgy.youtu.be