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Author Kwasniewski, Peter,
Title Reclaiming our Roman Catholic birthright : the genius and timeliness of the Traditional Latin Mass / Peter Kwasniewski.
Imprint Brooklyn, NY : Angelico Press, 2020.

Author Kwasniewski, Peter,
Subject Catholic Church -- History -- 1965-
Catholic Church -- Liturgy -- History.
Catholic traditionalist movement.
Mass -- Celebration.
Description xvi, 368 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-344) and indexes of subjects, proper names, and Scripture citations (pages 345-368).
Contents Introduction: an awakening in souls -- Taste and see: ten reasons to attend the Mass of Ages -- The genius of Christianity's oldest rite -- A new (old) perspective on active participation -- Why congregations dwindle -- The Mass that demands more, delivers more -- The dire need for a "new habit of mind" -- Man does not live by bread alone -- Twelve reasons not to prefer the Novus Ordo -- Responding to common anti-TLM objections -- The problem of false antiquarianism -- The gift of litugical tradition -- Can we love tradition too much? -- The charge of aestheticism -- Understanding Tridentinophobia -- The failure of todaying -- Should we "move past" the liturgy debates? -- Children change everything -- What children learn from the traditional Mass -- Good and bad liturgical parenting -- Helping children enter into the Mass -- Sorting out difficulties in liturgical allegiance -- Pro-life, pro-liturgy, pro-tradition -- Is the Church crisis driving the faithful to the TLM? -- Rebuilding on the ruins of the Conciliar experiment -- Conclusion: for a darkening Church, the light is Tradition.
Summary "At the crest of volatile years of experimentation, a new rite of Mass was introduced in 1969--no mere cosmetic treatment but a radical reconstruction of the Church's central act of worship. A minority of the faithful continued to hold fast to the traditional rite, which John Paul II and Benedict XVI gradually freed from restrictions. The steady growth of this "traditionalist" movement inevitably prompts questions in the minds of more and more people. What is it that Catholic laity, clergy, and religious are discovering and falling in love with? Could you--should you--be among them? In this engaging book, Peter Kwasniewski draws on decades of experience and, presuming no specialized knowledge, explains why the traditional Mass operates the way it does, what its distinctive features and benefits are, and how it still captures hearts with a beauty deeply rooted and perennially green. Every reader--whether already a lover of the Mass of Ages or a complete newbie, whether committed or curious, perplexed or skeptical, sitting on the fence or bouncing back and forth between old and new--will find life-changing in these pages."--Back cover
ISBN 1621385353
OCLC # 1157445483

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