HAVE ILL-ADVISED REFORMS OF THE MASS TURNED THE CHURCH INTO A CLOSED CIRCLE WHERE BABEL IS DIRECTED TOWARD ONE ANOTHER?
READ ABOUT THE GERMAN REVOLT HERE--THEY DID IT TO POPE JOHN PAUL II 20 YEARS AGO. GUESS WHO IS SOON TO BE BEATIFIED AND WHO ISN'T.
There's a revolt amongst the condescending intelligentsia of the Church. They consider themselves a parallel magisterium and they want to call the shots.They want to desconstruct and reconstruct the Catholic Church.
It's already happened in the Episcopal Church. Liberal thinking leaders took control and ruined a rather Catholic protestant denomination.
It never ceases to amaze me that these very same theologians drunk on their own so-called integrity want to remake the Church in their own image.
Call me a papist. I look to Rome and the Holy Father. He's not perfect in all administrative things, but he's better than rule by mob. I'm sticking with Rome. Let the German theologians follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther.
Maybe Jesus came not for unity but for division. Maybe it is up to us to put up, shut up or move out. I see real freedom in those three choices. No one has a gun to our head to remain Catholic and in union with the Holy Father.
When I read on Praytell the angst about the new translation, its all about power, dissent and what are the laity and priests going to think. I seldom if ever hear what Almighty God, through the Mass is meant to accomplish in the lives of those who enter into the mystery of the Holy Eucharist and that apart from the readings and the homily, the prayer is not directed to the laity or the priests but to almighty God who knows what we desire even before we voice it. Our words are never adequate.
40 years of a reformed liturgy that is a closed circle has not served the Church well. Let us turn to God in prayer and trust that even in the most pitifully written prayers of the Church, God knows our thoughts and he knows our hearts.
The ultimate prayer of the Church is Jesus Christ crucified and risen. Even if the priest prayed all the prayers silently during Mass--that prayer would be seen and heard by God and those who offer the sacrifice with the priest would experience the effects of the one Sacrifice offered to all as a gift but only many receive as a gift. Through the extraordinary form of the Mass prior to the Second Vatican Council, God made many saints. He must have heard and understood the Latin prayers even if those who were made saints by God didn't.