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"...I have been profoundly touched by the news of the death of Michael Davies. I had the good fortune to meet him several times and I found him as a man of deep faith and ready to embrace suffering. Ever since the Council he put all his energy into the service of the Faith and left us important publications especially about the Sacred Liturgy...."
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (the future Pope Benedict XVI), 9 Nov 04

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33 years ago when this work first was published, its purpose was to prove to the skeptic that the Roman rite of Mass was in fact being dismantled. Its advertising copy asked, "The Roman rite destroyed?" as though to surprise its reader. Over a generation later, the first-time readers of The Roman Rite Destroyed, who most probably have known only the New Order of Mass (i.e. the Novus Ordo Missae introduced in 1969), have little or no memory of the Tridentine Latin Mass of the Roman rite which predated it. They are living proof that the Roman rite of the Latin Mass has been destroyed.

The newest readers of this small work are perhaps faintly aware of the Mass of their parents and grandparents. What was the Latin Mass? How was it destroyed? Why was it destroyed? Who led its destruction? Can the Novus Ordo Mass that replaced the Tridentine Mass be both similar and superior to it at the same time?

"Who dreamed ...the Latin past of the Church would be all but expunged, that it would be reduced to a memory fading in the middle distance? The thought of it would have horrified us, but it seems so far beyond the realm of possible as to be ridiculous. So we laughed it off."
(Archbishop R.J. Dwyer, Oct. 26. 1973)

Learn why the Old and New Masses are not similar, and why the New Mass can only be superior to the Old in its consistency with the movement towards a common liturgy with non-Catholics, which is the reason why, says the author, the Old was disposed of, and the New proposed and then imposed.

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