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Intrinsic value of the Mass infinite Fr. Chad Ripperger, in his Summer 2003 Latin Mass Magazine article "Merit of a Mass", argues that Masses using 1962 Missals and earlier have greater extrinsic merit, while their intrinsic merit (Christ's infinitely meritorious sacrifice) is the same. He quotes Pohle, J. (1911). Sacrifice of the Mass. In The ...


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Are Catholics allowed to believe that the EF or OF is objectively more reverent than the other? I recall a Benedictine abbot, who habitually celebrated Mass according to Pope st. Pius v and said often that the Church allows the faithful to celebrate the mass in either form. Both Masses are good, but the Extraordinary Form of the Mass is more conducive to the ...


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