In forming a new religion resulting from the assemblage referred to as Vatican II, all good that was done over the ages in Christ’s Church fell by the wayside.
The new religion dictated that all dogma, rubrics, tenets and liturgy be thrown into the trash heap of history. Additionally tossed, along with the sacred statues, pictures, vestments and any trappings that had to do with the religion Christ left behind in the keeping of Saint Peter, was the sacred nature of the priesthood.
As a result many misfits and new disturbed youth entered the priesthood and began their mission in life: destroy the religion that was a bellweather and beacon to other Christian faith. Even the Baptists watched and listened to what was said by the Roman Catholic Church.
This Vatican II, and what had occurred prior to that assembly, was Stalin’s dream come true.
His two major enemies, after all, was the Roman Catholic Church and the United States of America. He realized, all too well, that an influx of homosexually inclined priests would worm their way through the seminaries (only a few left today) and into the hierarchy of the Church. That would indeed bring the Church crumbling down. And it practically has.
Anyone who doesn’t believe that was what was wrought by modernism and subsequently Vatican II is absolutely NOT pleasing to God is completely deluded.
Look about you and see that many new ‘churches’ were built in the past 40 years, but they resemble anything but a place of worship. Go inside today and try to be inspired. Twenty minutes before the new mass is to be celebrated by the ‘president of the assembly’ (he’s not called a priest today during the ‘ceremony’) you find thinking and praying difficult due to the loud visiting going on. It would appear that those congregating realize that nothing important is going to happen here.
I recall some years ago, before I found a tradition chapel in which to worship God, shortly before Christmas Day I attended a new worship service. A young, permanent deacon delivered the homily which was his idea of a joke.
He said,”Many of us believe that the Angel appeared to Mary to tell her of God’s wish that she be the mother of His Son. He stated that the name given would be Jesus. That version is incorrect. Jesus Christ wasn’t named until one of the visiting wisemen upon entering the stable stubbed his toe and uttered an oath. Joseph said, ‘Mary. That sounds like a winner and that shall be his name.”
I walked out. On the way, I noticed a ‘brother’ standing in the back with a big grin on his face and earrings in his ears.
I have not attended a single new mass since.
Now. Since Vatican II there have been occupants of the Chair of Peter and not one has repudiated the Vatican II that has given the Church this degrading descent. Therefore, I believe that those men will owe their maker an explanation as to why they allowed this radical transformation to continue.
I essentially agree.
I studied Catholicism at age 12-13 with my Lutheran mom who wanted to sing in their choir.The mass then was still in Latin. A lot of it appealed to me, but I always felt a bit uncomfortable with the instructing priest and even then took pains to make sure I was never alone with him.
I also knew a monsignor who was a friend of friends of our family and was very kind, funny and friendly, and seemed to take his vows very seriously. I never had to feel uneasy around him.
There always seemed a deep sense of mystery in the Church then that in itself was very reassuring. Though I never seemed to have found that in the few times I’ve been back to church over the years.
I’d describe myself these days as an American Judeo-Christian who worships and prays from the perspective of the Old Testament, but who recognizes the humanly moshiach qualities of Jesus in that the United States could never have been founded without his influence.