Friday, November 17, 2017
DO WE COMMIT SACRILEGE ANY TIME, AND ON THIS BLOG, WHEN WE DENIGRATE EITHER FORM OF THE ONE LATIN RITE?
Last night I taught our RCIA class on the First Commandment of God which, for coloring book Catholics, is:
I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church goes into detail about this commandment and how a Catholic could break it.
This caught my attention:
CCC 2120 Sacrilege consists in profaning or treating unworthily the sacraments and other liturgical actions, as well as persons, things, or places consecrated to God. Sacrilege is a grave sin especially when committed against the Eucharist, for in this sacrament the true Body of Christ is made substantially present for us.52
Obviously, there are some who hold the Extraordinary Form of the Mass in contempt. Do they then not commit sacrilege when they complain about this, that or the other in order to promote what is called the reformed Mass of Vatican II?
The same is true of those who prefer the Extraordinary Form. Do they then not commit sacrilege when they complain not just about abuses of this liturgical form but denigrate the Ordinary Form's Roman Missal outright?
Do they not commit sacrilege when they profane and treat unworthily not just the sacrament itself, but liturgical actions as well?
I ask; you answer!