Abbot Zielinski named to Pontifical Congregation: “The Tridentine Mass is the missing link”

Pope Benedict named U.S. Benedictine Abbot Christopher M. Zielinski to a staff assignment with the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments.

The Old Rite [is] a living treasure of the Church and also should provide a standard of worship, of mystery, and of catechesis toward which the celebrations of the Novus Ordo must move. In other words, the Tridentine Mass is the missing link. And unless it be re-discovered in all its faithful truth and beauty, the Novus Ordo will not respond to the organic growth and change that has characterized the liturgy from its beginning.

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