appearances can be deceiving
From Fr. Hunwicke the other day:”I was recently offered a full video of Pope Ratzinger's last Easter Sunday as occupant of the Roman See. How lovely to see him again; that devout and self-effacing manner ... … What a good illustration that Liturgy was of how the Novus Ordo can be done in a convincingly baroque idiom! If only that style had proved to be ... what is the word ... irreversible!”Oh, for those halcyon days when Benedict XVI still so gloriously reigned! Anyone who sees the remotest similarity between papal liturgies, then and now, must surely be liturgically tone-deaf, nay, utterly deaf, dumb and blind liturgically.I could not bear to miss, and never did, a televised papal Mass then. Since the early days of the present papacy, I’ve not been able to bear even a few moments of one. Just too heart-breaking. The words might be the same, the music may be the same, might even be better, but there’s all the difference. Perhaps the worst defect of the Novus Ordo is the difference made by the manner and demeanor of the celebrant.
What's this 'ad orientem sort of way'? All Masses at the papal altar are celebrated ad orientem.
Henry, you are not alone I have not and cannot watch a Papal Mass with this Pope, don't let people say we are NOT loyal Roman Catholics, far from it, remember facts don't lie! prior to Vatican II 75% of Catholics attended Mass every Sunday, now it is 25%, churches, hospitals, schools, convents, seminaries, have closed by the thousands this is a fact! The Church in Germany is for the most part dead, in France the Church was called the First Daughter of the Church at one time, Mass attendence stands at 5%, while Islam continues to grow by leaps and bounds in France just look at youtube and watch how the streets of Paris are taken over by Muslims on their knees praying simply shocking, the French had their chance with Marine LaPen but chose another leftist to lead France to its final doom. In Holland the Roman Catholic Church had Mass attendence at over 90% yes 90% up until Vatican II, now it stands at roughly 1% attending, a lone man Geert Wilders of the Party for Freedom and a Roman Catholic has tried in vain to save Holland from becoming another Muslim takeover, yet he is mocked and called a bigot, and then we have this Pope who ORDERS Europe to take in Muslims by the millions, Europe has chosen its path and that path is an Islamic takeover not by a single shot but by sheer numbers, with the help of Bergoglio, so once again I ask and always ask who here can tell me what Vatican II did for the Church???????? My facts are above none of this was even a factor prior to the Reforms of the 1960's, we can stick it out and just continue to seek out the TLM be it F.S.S.P., S.S.P.X. Institute of Christ the King, or even CMRI until Rome is shaken to its very foundations and the Holy Faith and Traditional Latin Mass returns!! Don't ever give up!!
Can't this man every wear anything remotely stunning in terms of vestments, nah not gonna happen! BORING AGAIN
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