Friday, February 6, 2015
WHEN PREFERENCE TRUMPS DOGMA AND COMMON SENSE AND THUS BECOMES HETERODOX
Both forms of the Mass make present in a timeless but unbloody way the One Sacrifice of Christ offered by Christ for our salvation. And both forms of the Mass make present Christ under the form of Bread and Wine.
Catholics who are bound by faith to respect and be obedient to the pope (even in matters where they may disagree) must accept what I have presented above. And Catholics of whatever orientation must accept that there are now two forms of the one Latin Rite. The Extraordinary Form has limitations placed upon it that are not placed upon the Ordinary Form. Catholics must accept that.
For Catholics to denigrate either form of the Mass, whether they be priests or laity and whether that denigration be an abuse of the actual Mass in the manner in which it is celebrated or an abusive attitude toward a well celebrated Mass in either form is I believe the substance of a mortal sin, meaning serious matter (an abusive attitude toward the Mass), knowing that it is wrong, and doing it with the full consent of the will.
So the greater problem here in terms of mortal sins committed by Catholics in terms of charity and an abusive attitude or action against either form of the Mass is really a lack of faith, Catholic faith, not only in the authority of the Church in the areas of faith and morals, but also in the authority of Christ in terms of charity. There seems to be a disconnect between unrepentant sin publicly expressed on this forum and the possibility of eternal damnation. Of course all mortal sin to one extent or another is a rejection of Christ and His Church and the authority He gave to His Church to loose and bind.