Eastern Catholics are always edified by hearing this. It must be news to them that their Rites don't quite make the grade.
I grew up in the Latin Rite, pre V II. Love the Tridentine Rite. Wouldn't mind putting the N.O. back up on the shelf as a curiosity.
But villifying the Council and the N.O. as the cause of our dissent is misguided. I lived through it. We were looking for any excuse to fabricate the Church Of Do Your Own Thing. And we misused the Council and the N.O. as convenient excuses for our rebellion.
|Thursday, February 10, 2005
St. Scholastica, Virgin (Commemoration)
To put it mildly., the N.O. was the worse thing that ever happend to the Catholic ,Holy Mother the Church.
The beauty of the Catholic Churches all but desinagrated, the crucifixes, find one if you can. Reverence out the window. Fear and love of God, replaced with "love and Peace" embrassing everything from Commumion in the Hand to to dancing clowns and fairies ,and hot dogs for Communion. Altars where the ultimate sacrafice of Jesus' death, was remembered, cast out by the table of which faces the people to have what they call a meal. and on and on . Now 40+ years later, the results of the loss of Faith. Catholic Churches close, priests who no longer,(some) not to be trusted, all habits removed for the secular look.Women at the front, and the Commandmets put on the side, for so many youth who know not about their soul, God,Jesus, Mary the Rosary, ect....Yes, the old Latin Mass Matters and the reason it simple it held the Faithful ! Converted sinners and taught heaven and Hell. Why is the crime rate soooooo high everywhere? Would this happend IF these criminals knew God ? and His Laws that there is a Heaven and A Hell_ -- I think not. It IS the MAss that Matters ! and until it returns full force, things will continue to go down hill.