Thursday, June 4, 2015
CATHOLIC IDOLATERS, TRADITIONAL AND MODERN
The silly debate is whether or not the Extraordinary Form of the Mass is the Traditional Latin Mass. Former PI is wrong about the Traditional Latin Mass descriptive when he says it also applies to the revised or Ordinary Form of the Mass. The Traditional Latin Mass refers exclusively to the older use Mass, the traditional Mass of the Roman Rite.
However, I do not see calling the Modern Mass, modern, as a negative thing. What is important, unless one becomes an idolater who worships the form of the Mass rather than the true God, is what both Masses accomplish. When properly celebrated according to the books and when those in attendance are properly disposed to the graces that flow from the Mass, what is accomplish identically in both forms, be it traditional or modern, is the salvation of souls through the Real Presence of Christ on the altar offered in an unbloody way for our salvation. We are dismissed from both forms of the Mass to bring Christ to the world by the manner in which we live our lives as followers of Christ in His Holy Catholic Church, thus emphasizing that salvation is an unmerited gift from God that demands that we respond with the gifts of faith, hope and good works (charity, love) and the greatest gift, of course, is love (charity, good works)!