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name game

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Sep 27, 2007

You can call it the Tridentine Mass, but that's not really accurate. Or you can call it the Latin Mass, but that's downright misleading. You can refer to the "extraordinary form," but that's clear only to those who already understand the subject. Or you can explain carefully, get things precisely right-- and spend so much time you lose readers in the process.

So how should we refer to.... the liturgical form that was the subject of Summorum Pontificum?

Father Z is conducting a poll on his blog, and we encourage CWN readers to take part.

We'll be watching the results.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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