Binding Hardcover; Pages 607. "I was dismayed at the prohibition of the old missal, since nothing of the sort had ever happened in the entire history of the liturgy. The impression was given that what has happened was quite normal. — Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Milestones -Memoirs 1927-1977 As Prefect of the Congregation the Doctrine and the Faith, our Holy Father Benedict XVI had this to say and many other critical comments concerning the liturgy of the new Mass that issued in the wake of Vatican II under pretext of an alleged conciliar “reform” of the Roman Rite. In his Preface to Msgr. Klaus Gamber’s The Reforms of the Roman Liturgy, Its Problems and Background, then Cardinal Ratzinger judged the new Mass to be a “fabricated liturgy” and, more critically still, “a banal on-the-spot product”. Loreto Publications is more than hopefully optimistic that Benedict XVI will do everything he can to foster a complete restoration of not only the Latin language in liturgical worship, but the traditional Roman Ritual as well. Oremus pro hoc. In anticipation of this true “reform” we are now offering our retailers the first in a three volume reproduction of the entire traditional Roman Ritual with the Latin orations and the literal English translation side by side. Volume one of this indispensable liturgical manual includes the complete liturgical formulas for six of the seven sacraments and their ritual rubrics (in red print), followed by the traditional prayers and rubrics governing the proper ceremony to be observed in the various kinds of religious processions that fall under divine worship.