Sunday, June 16, 2013
THE WACKY LEFT, LEFT BEHIND
At a wacky-left mocking of a Catholic liturgy, during a so-called "ordination" of a womyn priest, the reporter stated the following:
The Communion bread, symbolizing the body of Christ, was gluten-free. The congregation prayed to “our mother our father in heaven.” Unlike during traditional Mass, Rue did not hand each parishioner a piece of the Eucharist while declaring, “The body of Christ.” Instead, Sophia’s members passed the plate of bread around the circle. Each took a piece, looked at his or her neighbor, said, “You are the body of Christ” and passed the plate along.
Then Rue prayed: “May God bless you and keep you. May she be gracious to you. May she lift up the light of her countenance upon you. And may our good God give you peace.
“Mass has ended,” she intoned.
“And the service has just begun,” the group responded.
These sentences pretty much sums up the substance of the wacky left and what Pope Benedict decries as fundamentally, horizontalism. There is no substance and certainly no transubstantiation! But in that one sentence I was brought back to the 1970's seminary days when liturgy was manipulated for social change and fads concerning the liturgy were really promoted. It was so important that congregational members bake the bread for the liturgy, which often tasted more like honey buns than bread and created more problems in terms of storing it as it didn't have a very long shelf life.
The focus was always on the signs of the liturgy and seldom on Christ Himself. In fact there was a diminished belief in the "real presence" of Christ in favor of the real presence of the sign, whatever that sign.
Let me see, if I lived in a town that had a wacky-breakaway, schismatic, ceasing to be Catholic Church and a a Baptist Church only, which one would I attend? The Baptist Church!
And let me see, if there was only a wacky, schismatic far left so-called Catholic Church, and a SSPX Church, which one would I attend? You guessed it.
The wacky left and the righteous right are miles apart, it is true. But at least the righteous right is orthodox like the Orthodox Church and of the two, the SSPX and the Orthodox Church, which one is schismatic? The Orthodox one is, of course, but the SSPX isn't yet, but it has great potential, similar to the schism between east and west, but at least the SSPX, like the Orthodox, is orthodox in substance and in living every day Catholic life. The wacky left? They are post Catholic and have lost all semblance of Catholicism even in everyday life--they aren't Christian, they are WACKY.