Skip to comments.Pope Francis: The List (What Pope Francis Has Done)
Posted on 03/30/2013 2:42:00 PM PDT by NYer
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Okay, we’ll put away the rack for NOW! Enjoy your Easter with your family. He is risen!
The Lord Is Risen Indeed.
Personally, I think the TLM folks have lost a lot of friends with this, and I even noticed a couple of comments on Fr. Zs blog from people who said they had been sort of interested in the TLM but after the display of hatred against Pope Francis ... Forget it, they were going back to the Novus Ordo and just trying to improve it.
I have read these kinds of reports (I was going to be a traditionalist, but now I'm not!, etc, etc.) on various sites for weeks now, and I can tell you I just don't buy a word of it. It sounds like those people who love to say "I was going to be a conservative, but then I heard Rush Limbaugh and the NRA and now I am going to be a raging liberal Democrat . . ." As Keanu would wisely say, "Bogus!" This is just a typical comment people make when they want to add force to their criticism of somebody personally or something they said. It is the kind of tactic people like Bill Maher love to revel in.
Being a conservative of any kind, and this includes traditionalism, is about holding a particular value system. You adopt such views over time by learning something, and after you find the truth in such a system you don't just abandon it because you were offended by somebody who is also associated with those values. And, in addition to this, traditional Catholicism is about religious conviction and belief. You don't just decide to believe something, and then decide not to because that guy over there said something ridiculous. If that were true then the TLM crowd would be giant right now because all these people would have abandoned their commitment to the modern Mass since there are thousands and thousands of ignorant people who support that Mass on TV and online everyday saying outrageously stupid things, often about the pope! But, strangely, they don't abandon what they believe because of them. Imagine that.
People who say they were going to believe something to be true, and then just decided not to now, are only saying this because they think it makes their argument against the people they are trying to blame seem stronger.
I've never been impressed by the "more Catholic than the Pope" crowd, and some of their comments about Pope Francis have been more ridiculous than usual.
There is no Catholic doctrine or dogma about which shoes the Pope should wear, or which vestments, at what time. This is all such superfluous nonsense about which to get one's knickers in a twist.
The guys in the Michelangelo designed uniforms are there for show. It's the guys in the suits with the coiling earpieces about whom bad guys need to be worried. They are the Pope's Secret Service, and they are around him constantly.
Cyril and Methodius were part of a united Church so when they came, they were not converting from the bishop of Salzburg as both the Bish of Salzburg and Cyril and Methodius were of the same Church
The Moravians then were brought into the German Holy Roman Empire -- in reality the Western half voluntarily joined the HRE while the eastern (Slovakia) was under the initially pagan Magyar
So, in short your Moravian ancestors were originally pagan, then converted by the joint Church (pre-Schism) and then were in the Catholic Przymyslid or Germanic realms or under the Magyar. The "Moravian Church" was mostly formed from the western moravians (i.e. under the Germans) from whence some of your ancestors come
They were initially Catholic in that sense, never Eastern Orthodox.
1. it says what were the practices in these territories when it had been Eastern Orthodox: liturgy in the language of the people (i.e. Czech) -- the liturgy of the Orthodox among the Slavs was Church Slavonic, not Czech. Czech is a Western Slavic language, while Church Slavonic, having originated from the missionary teachings of Saints C&M in Bułgaria was/is a South Slavic language - and, as a person who is learning a West Slavic language, let me tell you that there is a substantial difference between West and South Slavic languages, they are not easily comprehensible -- more like if an English person tried to speak Dutch or Flemish
married priests, -- ok, this is hilarious. There was nothing about married priests in Jan Hus' revolt. He was unmarried btw. The article ismixing up the actions of the re-created Hussite Church, re-created centuries later.
indulgences -- the person who wrote this doesn't realise that the Orthodox had a practice of absolution certificates (συγχωροχάρτια synchorochartia). Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Dositheos Notaras (16411707) wrote: "It is an established custom and ancient tradition, known to all, that the Most Holy Patriarchs give the absolution certificate (συγχωροχάρτιον synchorochartion) to the faithful people they have granted them from the beginning and still do."
purgatory -- again another example that the link you provided has people who have no idea what they are talking about -- the Orthodox hold that Prayer for the dead is necessary.The Eastern Orthodox Church holds that it is necessary to believe in an intermediate after-death state in which believers are perfected and brought to full divinization, a process of growth rather than of punishment, which some Orthodox have called purgatory