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Oct. 24 1846
MASS AND RUBRICS
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH,
TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH,
WITH NOTES AND REMARKS.
REV. JOHN ROGERSON COTTER, A. M.,
RECTOR OF INNISHANNON; AUTHOR OF “ QUESTIONS ON
ST. MATTHEW AND OTHER GOSPELS."
Prove all things, hold fast that which is good.”-1 Thess. v. 21.
Many are the controversial works describing the differences between the Roman Catholic and Protestant creeds, which have been sent forth by the press ; but it has frequently occurred to me as strange, that no work (at least I have been unable to discover any) has been published, descriptive of the forms and services of the Roman Mass. This appeared to me to be an important “desideratum.”
There are partial translations, published for the use of the Roman Catholic laity; but nothing has been done to give a translation of, and comments upon, the entire Mass with its Rubrics. This want I have endeavored to supply, convinced that the plan is most important, and the proposed object most valuable, as the parties interested have the means before them of detecting