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To: Cavalcabo
I was trying to emphasize what I have found among those I know who are in favor of reviving the Tridentine Mass in our parish, and others here in the Boston area. It seems the form is more important than the substance.
10 posted on 01/13/2007 4:48:04 PM PST by PatrickF4
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To: PatrickF4

"I was trying to emphasize what I have found among those I know who are in favor of reviving the Tridentine Mass in our parish, and others here in the Boston area. It seems the form is more important than the substance."

From my experience, those who are in favor of reviving the Traditional Latin Mass pay much more attention to the "substance" than most Novus Ordo Catholics. However, the "form" is not unimportant. The form of the Traditional Latin Mass is filled with a deep symbolism which always reinforces the substance. Sadly, this has been lost in the new Mass.

In my own case, I have obtained a deeper understanding of the "substance" in my first year of attending the Traditional Latin Mass than I did in over thirty years of attending the new Mass.


16 posted on 01/13/2007 8:10:08 PM PST by Cavalcabo (Sancte Michael, defende nos in proelio, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium.)
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To: PatrickF4
The Society of Saint Pius X has, for many years, provided spiritual guidance and Holy Sacraments to the faithful attending Holy Mass at:


The Chapel of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Located on the grounds of the Saint Aloysius Gonzaga Retreat Center,
19101 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos, CA
Latin Mass times are:
Sunday - 8:00am & 10:00am (High Mass)
Daily - 7:15am
Saturday - 7:30am
The Saint Aloysius Gonzaga Retreat Center's telephone number is 408-354-7703

Inasmuch as the only holy priest who took public exception to the yet to be retracted blasphemy ( See below.) of Bishop Patrick McGrath, was a priest attached to the SSPX Chapel of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Los Gatos, it's curious the diocese's Santa Clara chapel bears the same name as the older and well established SSPX chapel in Los Gatos.

May the God Lord assist this bishop in overcoming his obvious lack of decorum, and propensity for pettiness.

To add to his bag of foibles, Bishop McGraw put a hold on any suggestion he was going 'traditional' by simultaneously proclaiming - in the same notice to every parish in the diocese about his copy-cat 'Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel' - a notice that he was directing a cease and desist command to Our Lady of Peace Parish in Santa Clara to halt the monthly Holy Latin Mass it had been celebrating since before the mockery created by Vatican II came into being.

For a bishop who boasts a knowledge of Canon Law, he sought to belittle the film "The Passion of The Christ" , by publicly declaring:

"While the primary source material of the film is attributed to the four gospels, these sacred books are not historical accounts of the historical events that they narrate. They are theological reflections upon the events that form the core of Christian faith and belief." ( San Jose Mercury News, 2/19/2004).

For one who is allegedly steeped in Canon Law, and the Sacred Dogma of the Holy Mother Church, the good bishop either intentionally or neglegently and falsely misled the faithful of Santa Clara County as well as the Mercury's readership throughout the nine county Bay Area Jose by denying Sacred Dogma:

The Catholic Church has always, clearly and infallibly, taught that the Holy Scriptures are historical accounts and has condemned the proposition that they are mere theological reflections. (See Pope St. Pius X's Decree "Lamentabili Sane, The Syllabus of Errors" Condemning the Errors of the Modernists, specifically #'s 3,16, 29, & 36).

Further, in paragraph 19 of The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum), solemnly promulgated by His Holiness, Pope Paul VI on November 18th, 1965, it states:

“Holy Mother Church has firmly and with absolute constancy held, and continues to hold, that the four Gospels just named, whose historical character the Church unhesitatingly asserts, faithfully hand on what Jesus Christ, while living among men, really did and taught for their eternal salvation until the day He was taken up into heaven (see Acts 1:1).”

To this day, I can not find a retraction of those blasphemous words written in a daily newspaper by this man who insists upon wearing the mantle of shepard for the faithful of Santa Clara County.

Thanks to the good bishop we now have a second Chapel of Our Mother of Perpetual Help within Santa Clara County. Go figure.

30 posted on 01/19/2007 3:57:56 AM PST by Robert Drobot (Da mihi virtutem contra hostes tuos.)
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