March 7th marked the 50th anniversary of the first "Mass in Italian" ever celebrated, an event considered sufficiently significant to be celebrated by Pope Francis with a special commemorative Mass in the same venue. Read the rest of this substantial discussion to get the "low-down" on the significance of the so-called "1965 Missal" -- which is neither the last issue of the "Tridentine" Missal (1962) nor the first official inauguration of new (Novus Ordo) Missal of Paul VI (1969), but rather an "interim draft," if you will.
- Augustinus, "The Mass of 1965: back to the future? Why it is not an option" (RC, February 27, 2014).
- Jeff Ostrowski, "A Dream Come True: 1965 Missal Online!" (Corpus Christi Watershed, November 15, 2013).
- Fr. Z, "Bugninicare! Universal-Spiritual-Care Reform for the Catholic Church (Socialized Worship)" (Fr. Z's Blog, Dec. 4, 2013).