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Pope Francis Strips Godís Wrath From Mass for Pandemic
Church Militant ^ | April 2, 2020 | Jules Gomes

Posted on 04/03/2020 3:08:30 PM PDT by WmShirerAdmirer

The new "Mass in Time of Pandemic," published on April 1 by the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship, has been stripped of all references to the "wrath of God." The liturgy, approved by Pope Francis, eliminates all prayers emphasizing "repentance" — references which abound in the "Recordare domine testamenti" [Remember, Lord, thy covenant] votive Mass — composed and used for deliverance from pestilences since the Black Plague in the mid-14th century.

Old "Mass for Deliverance from Death in Time of Pestilence" In the decree authorizing the new Mass, Cdl. Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, explained that his dicastery had received many requests for "a specific Mass to implore God to bring an end to this pandemic." The theological differences between the two votive Masses — the ancient created at the behest of Pope Clement VI at Avignon and the new innovated under Pope Francis — are most striking in the Collect. In the Collect of the old "Mass for Deliverance from Death in Time of Pestilence," the priest implores God to "withdraw the scourge of Thy wrath" and "welcome with pardon Thy people's return to Thee ... so long as they are faithful in Thy service." The Collect — a prayer meant to gather the intentions of the people and provide the theme of the day's liturgy — also alludes to 2 Peter 3:9 describing a "God, who willest not the death of the sinner but that he should repent." In stark contrast, the new "Mass in Time of Pandemic" Collect asks God to "look with compassion on the afflicted, grant eternal rest to the dead, comfort to mourners, healing to the sick, peace to the dying, strength to health care workers, wisdom to our leaders and the courage to reach out to all in love." (more at link)

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mass; pandemic; pope
Keep hearing this said in the Roman Catholic Church "...for the greater good." Individual persons, parish groups, clergy, nobody is being called out for the wrongs or the sins they are committing for fear of the person leaving the Church and thus really losing their soul. This Mass now is a prime example of "Consolation" is the keyword here. [The New Mass] seems very "Protestant", believing in "nature's wrath but not God's wrath." And not "obvious that God may well have allowed this pandemic as an expression of his indignation and wrath at a generation that has killed 2 billion babies through abortion and the deaths of millions through man-made poverty and disease in the world's poorest countries," Deacon Donnelly lamented. "
1 posted on 04/03/2020 3:08:30 PM PDT by WmShirerAdmirer
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

Tune in next week when Francis has Satan celebrate Mass!

2 posted on 04/03/2020 3:14:08 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Epstein pulled a Carradine, the bozo.)
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