Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith on the Liturgy and its Abuses

Marvelous extended commentary here on the new Mass and its discontents. Dip into this or use it as resource. So well done.

EPHESIANS-511.NET- A Roman Catholic Ministry Exposing Errors in the Indian Church

MARCH 2015


Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith on the Liturgy and its Abuses


Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don is a Sri Lankan cardinal of the Catholic Church. He is the ninth and current Archbishop of Colombo, serving since 2009. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 2010. He previously served as Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (2001–2004), and Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (2005–2009).


He has described the liturgical reforms inspired by the Second Vatican Council as “a mixed bag of results.” While praising the use of vernacular languages, he also criticized the “quasi total abandonment” of Latin and the “acceptance of all kinds of ‘novelties’ resulting from a secularizing and humanistic theological and liturgical mindset overtaking the West.” He has also lamented…

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