A Protestant Mass
Is there really a need for such?
Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, the chief architect of the Novus Ordo Mass, said in 1965:
We must strip from our Catholic prayers and from the Catholic liturgy everything which can be the shadow of a stumbling block for our separated brethren—that is, for the Protestants.
Jean Guitton, a French philosopher and close friend of Pope Paul VI, says in his book The Pope Speaks: Dialogues of Paul VI with Jean Guitton:
The intention of Paul VI with regard to what is commonly called the [Novus Ordo] Mass, was to reform the Catholic liturgy in such a way that it should almost coincide with the Protestant liturgy — but what is curious is that Paul VI did that to get as close as possible to the Protestant Lord’s Supper … there was with Paul VI an ecumenical intention to remove, or least to correct, or at least to relax, what was too Catholic, in the traditional sense, in the Mass and, I repeat, to get the Catholic Mass closer to the Calvinist Mass.
Also, Michael Davies, the Welsh critic of the post-Vatican II liturgy, cites in his book Pope Paul’s New Mass many Protestant theologians and pastors praising the Novus Ordo Mass for its “ecumenical” dimensions and having no qualms in using it (although only with the Second Eucharistic Prayer).
The Italian blog “Anonimi della Croce” cites a confidential source in Santa Marta according to which Pope Francis envisages changes in the New Rite Eucharist which serve a single goal: ecumenism. Francis plans to create a Eucharistic liturgy that could be celebrated with the Protestants. The source claims that the deal is practically done.