Throughout this book, we use the term Traditional to distinguish the Roman Catholic rites before 1962. The authors of the rites promulgated after 1968 use the term Novus Ordo, translated New Order, to describe their new rites. An objective comparison of the texts clearly shows the differences. As St. Thomas Aquinas observed, "What is objectively real is objectively true." The differences in the two rites are objectively real.