In his latest book, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski argues that, ever since the new liturgical books following the Second Vatican Council came into force, Roman Catholic faithful have suffered the effects of a hasty and far-reaching reform permeated with nominalism, voluntarism, Protestantism, rationalism, antiquarianism, hyperpapalism, and other modern errors. Man is not master over divine liturgy, Dr. Kwasniewski emphasizes; rather, all of us are called to be stewards of the sacred, from the lowest-ranking layman to the pope himself.
Dr. Kwasniewski shows that sacred Tradition is the guiding principle for all authentic Christian liturgy, which originates from Christ and is guided by the Holy Spirit throughout the life of the Church. His principal thesis in this work is that the prominent identifying traits of the classical Roman Rite—and indeed of all traditional rites, Eastern and Western—are absent from the Novus Ordo, estranging it from their company and making it impossible to call it “the Roman Rite.”
To respond to this crisis of rupture, Dr. Kwasniewski calls for a full return to the traditional rite, the Roman Rite in its robust, perennial richness, for which no special permission is or could ever be needed—as exposited by Pope Benedict XVI.
Fidelity to the traditional Latin Liturgy is, at its root, fidelity to the Roman Church and to Christ Himself, Who has lovingly inspired the growth and perfection of our religious rites for two thousand years. This awe-inspiring gift of Tradition allows us to taste, even now, the banquet of the promised land of heaven.
- Peter Kwasniewski, PhD
- TAN Books
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I, believe every Catholic & Protestant should read this ! If you don’t have reverence for the La…Read More
Being 61 years old, I only have a vague memory of the switch from the Tredentine Latin Mass to the N…Read More
Dr. Kwasniewski (NB who has consulted me over the course of writing the essays which make up this bo…Read More
Without exaggeration, Dr. Kwenieski is very passionate and exercises vitality in the traditional Rom…Read More
Excellent book. Well written and very insightful
This book is absolute perfection, written by a brilliant, humble, holy scholar Dr. Kwasniewski. The …Read More
An attractive and well-produced book that was unexpectedly edifying beyond being merely instructive.…Read More