Pope Francis is about to revolutionize the Church for centuries to come by his emphasis on the poor and becoming a Church of the poor. This means opening closed convents for refugees here in Rome and elsewhere. It means doing what Mother Teresa of Calcutta did in her religious order and continues to do so.
No longer can the Church take a back seat to the Salvation Army. We are to be the Church Militant in our own right caring for the needs of the poor and being the Church of the poor.
I am happy to say that through the ministries of leadership of the Daughters of Charity in Macon, Ga, we are doing what the Holy Father wants the Church to do. We are caring for poor indigent families with small children and we are caring for the homeless during the day with a day shelter and triage center. The Daughters of Charity are involving the parish and others in the community in an interfaith way to reach out to the needs of the poorest of the poor in Macon, GA.
Here the confluence of liturgy, EF or Of is meant to help us to go after Mass and be followers of Christ. We are a liturgical people, but we don't make liturgy or ecclesiology or Vatican II or any Council our God or any period of Church history our God. We make God our God in Jesus Christ.
And thus, we show fidelity to Holy Mother Church and her Magisterium, the pope and bishops in union with him.
We accept as authoritative all Ordinary and Extraordinary Magisterium of the Church.
We honor the Most Blessed Virgin Mary and all the angels and saints.
We resist the devil and his temptations as the father of lies and prince of darkness.
This is traditional Catholicism that Pope Francis wants to put on steroids. Are you ready, EF and OF Mass communities? Or are you pleased just to debate the liturgy, the Council, the popes, ecclesiology and the like and make these gods instead of the true God?