Skip to comments.Ancient Roman Catholic ritual making a comeback in Minnesota
Posted on 01/30/2005 6:27:26 PM PST by Catholic54321
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This "ancient" practice has been going on for twenty+ years in our Novus Ordo parish 24/7. And yes, I'm gratified to see that is it catching on in many other places.
wonderful news! I was really surprised to learn how supportive infamous Bishop Flynn has been of Adoration.
lol the same thing I said to myself. And he doesn't appear to be Catholic either does he? Nor his wife.
This is a clear response by the faithful to the attempt made by the Catholic hierarchy to suppress the dogma of the Real Presence.
Nobody is attempting to suppress the dogma of the Real Presence.
Where do you dream up this nonsense?
I've been going to a Maronite Church here in Austin for a few weeks to try to get a handle on the Eastern Liturgies and lo and behold, to my surprise today, the Priest announced that they were going to begin trying to have Eucharistic Adoration, if only on Fridays for now. The parishioners seemed enthused, but then again I haven't seen a parish that was more perpetually enthused than this one.
The Indult Mas I attend is located at a Church that does have 24/7 Adoration. It's in the chapel at the Convent which has been long empty. A very fitting symbol I thought, of Christ's presence in the world despite the abandonment of so many of his former faithful.
LOL! Someone at AP doesn't know much about Catholicism.
yeah, I checked all the cathechisms, it's not there lol However it is in the dictionary:
1. n. One who, or that which, wafts.
2. n. A boat for passage.
1. v. t. To give notice to by waving something; to wave the hand to; to beckon.
2. v. t. To cause to move or go in a wavy manner, or by the impulse of waves, as of water or air; to bear along on a buoyant medium; as, a balloon was wafted over the channel.
3. v. t. To cause to float; to keep from sinking; to buoy.
4. v. i. To be moved, or to pass, on a buoyant medium; to float.
5. n. A wave or current of wind.
6. n. A signal made by waving something, as a flag, in the air.
7. n. An unpleasant flavor.
8. n. A knot, or stop, in the middle of a flag.
9. a long flag; often tapering
I bet these parishes have lots of vocations to the priesthood too! This is what does it -- prayer!
Huh? What are you talking about? How can 24/7 Adoration not virtually shout "The Real Presence?"
"How can 24/7 Adoration not virtually shout 'The Real Presence?'"
You really don't get it. Most of the world's Catholics will never attend one of these devotions. Most have only the slightest acquaintance with the dogma of the Real Presence due to its suppression in the Novus Ordo Liturgy. Polls bear this out.
Ask yourself--when was the last time you knelt for Communion? When did you last receive Communion on the tongue? Why has the tabernacle been removed from its central place of honor in the sanctuary? Why were the words "Mystery of faith" transposed from the liturgical text in such a way as to NOT refer to the reality of Transubstantiation? Many more such questions come to mind--but these suffice to prove my point.
In fact, Cardinal Ratzinger himself has pointed to the danger that liturgists and bishops pose by interpreting the Novus Ordo in opposition to Trent:
"It is only against this background of the effective denial of the authority of Trent, that the bitterness of the struggle against allowing the celebration of Mass according to the 1962 Missal, after the liturgical reform, can be understood. The possibility of so celebrating constitutes the strongest, and thus (for them) the most intolerable contradiction of the opinion of those who believe that the faith in the Eucharist formulated by Trent has lost its value." (speech delivered at Fontgombault, 2003.)
The loss of faith in the Real Presense of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament is self evident in the many priests, and (sadly) some bishops who share this fate.
Much confusion and ambiguity cloud the issue in terms of what is taught to the young, and to converts. It is expressed in some catechism texts, sermons, extemporized mass prayers, hymns, etc. It is also self-evident in modern churches & wreckovated old ones.
Sadly, very few parishes actually have Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. Most do not even have Benediction. Public devotions are normaly somewhere between being literally supressed. and treated with a sort of benign neglect - at best. They are usually not discused - their benefit to the soul not preached about, and they are certainly not encouraged for the most part.
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