Sunday, January 20, 2013
CATHOLIC PROGRESSIVES ARE SHAKING IN THEIR BOOTS AND RABIDLY ANGRY AT THE HOLY FATHER AND THE ASCENDANCY OF THE REFORM OF THE REFORM IN CONTINUITY! THUS WE KNOW WE ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK! GOD IS GOOD!
This is particularly a threat to those who thought history would be on their side; that the so-called "spirit" of Vatican II would win the day not only beginning with the Liturgy celebrated in a dumbed down, congregationalist, parochial way, with make it up as you go liturgics and the showmanship of priests and congregations stuck on themselves and all about themselves (clericalism and laityism), but also in the areas of doctrine and morality.
In this scenario, which could never have succeeded in the true Church, since the gates of hell will never prevail, Jesus is seen as just one more good man amongst many others of other religions or no religions and that in these other religions salvation is achievable through them and their "gods" not just through Jesus Christ.
In this corrupt vision of Jesus and His Church, secular morality is viewed as spirit filled replacing traditional Catholic morality based upon Scripture, Tradition and Natural Law. Yes, there are Catholics, especially academics, proposing such nonsense for the church and political cliques in the Church trying mightily hard to sway the day toward this corrupt morality by leading others into this kind of heretical thinking. This so called "new morality" is the old fashioned immorality. We've always had immoral Catholics, but at least they knew that what the Church taught in the areas of faith and morals was infallible and a guide to help them to know the truth, and if their lives lacked, then by God's grace they could experience a metanoia (change of heart) and repent of their immorality and through sacramental penance experience forgiveness and reconciliation and that there would be no limit to the offering of this forgiveness and reconciliation with the one caveat that one was sincerely sorry for one's sin and was striving to seek God's grace to purify them of the works of sin and eternal damnation.
So, what our Holy Father models for us and what the Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares is hoping to overcome slowly but surely is the manner in which in many places throughout the world the liturgy is celebrated, not by saying the black and doing the red, but by doing one's own thing in the most banal and dull, boring way and then adding the superficial veneer of "showmanship" to make the boring interesting by using entertainment types of antics to spruce things up.
But what really strikes fear into those stuck in the '70's are the following comments from Cardinal Antonio Cañizares which leave in no oblique way where we are going as a Church:
He stressed the need of the notion of mystery, and particulars such as the altar facing East and the fact that the sacrificial sense of the Eucharist must not be lost.
(And this is the true bombshell that scares the beegeebees out of progressives stuck in the 70's): When it comes to the liturgy, he says some of the changes that were called on by the Second Vatican Council, are still pending. But if those changes are applied correctly, he says, even traditionalists groups, like that of Lefebvrians, would not feel mistrust.
The progressives are shaking in their boots and rabidly angry! God is good!