Ecumenism in Liturgical Reform and The Problem with Liturgical Reform

Angelus Press

SKU: 8850  |  ISBN: 9781685290016

“Ecumenism is the most important and most mysterious undertaking of Our pontificate.”

-Pope Paul VI


This volume has two books: Ecumenism in the Liturgical Reform and The Problem of the Liturgical Reform

Ecumenism in the Liturgical Reform was first published in 1987 in French. Now available for the first time in English, it represents a significant contribution towards understanding the role that Ecumenism played in shaping the New Mass and other post-Vatican II liturgical reforms. Relying heavily on primary sources and the words of the liturgical reformers themselves to expose just how focused they were on changing Catholic worship to make it acceptable to Protestants.

The first part examines the intentions of the reformers in general, while the second part looks at how those intentions played out in the reformulation of particular liturgical acts and prayers after Vatican II. This book is a must-read for all those looking to understand the Protestant influence on modern Catholic liturgical practice.


The Problem of the Liturgical Reform is the theological work on the Novus Ordo Missae of Pope Paul VI sent by the SSPX to Pope John Paul II in 2001. This study shows firstly, how the New Mass breaks with the liturgical tradition of the Church; secondly, that this break proceeds from a new theology on basic notions such as sin and Redemption; thirdly, that this new theology is condemned by Catholic doctrine. An essential Catholic resource to understand the current crisis.