The Mass of Paul VI refer to the Mass
promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1969. It is commonly called the Novus Ordo
to distinguish it from the Traditional Latin Mass
. On July 7, 2007, in Summorum Pontificum
, Pope Benedict XVI
declared that the Mass of Paul VI is the ordinary form of the Roman Rite, while the Traditional Latin Mass is the extraordinary form. Both are equally valid, and any qualified priest can celebrate either.
Also Known As: the New Mass, the post-Vatican II Mass, the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, Novus Ordo, Novus Ordo Missae
Alternate Spellings: Mass of Pope Paul VI
"The Mass of Paul VI is the new Mass that Pope Paul VI introduced after Vatican II."