Twenty-five years ago when this work first was published, its purpose was to prove to the skeptic that the Roman Rite of Mass was in fact being dismantled. Its advertising copy asked, "The Roman Rite destroyed?" as though to surprise its reader. Over a generation later, the first-time readers of The Roman Rite Destroyed, who most probably have known only the New Order of Mass (i.e., the Novus Ordo Missae), have little or no memory of the Tridentine Latin Mass of the Roman rite which predated it. They are living proof that the Roman rite of the Latin Mass has been destroyed. The newest readers of this small work are perhaps faintly aware of the Mass of their parents and grandparents. What was the Latin Mass? How was it destroyed? Why was it destroyed? Who led its destruction? Can the Novus Ordo Mass that replaced the Tridentine Mass be both similar and superior to it at the same time? Learn why the Old and New Masses are not similar, and why the New Mass can only be superior to the Old in its consistency with the movement of the Conciliar Church towards a common liturgy with non-Catholics, which is the reason why, says the author, the Old was disposed of, and the New proposed and then imposed. 54 pp. Illustrated. Softcover.