Thursday, June 29, 2006

Interesting Letter To The Editor In Arizona
Forwarded to me by my brother

Excellent LTTE coming out of the Southwest. I couldn't agree more with the guy who wrote it. Nice to see someone stand up to that crazy bishop in Tucson.

Changes to Mass translation
a huge milestone

Regarding the recent Associated Press article, "U.S. Catholic Bishops sign off on changes to Mass translation" on June 16, 2006, much can be said about the current state of the Roman Catholic Church, and her shepherds, the bishops.

However, that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have finally approved changes to the English translation of the Latin Rite Mass, to more closely reflect the Latin text, is a huge milestone.

Following the end of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), the Mass that had been relatively unchanged since the 6th century, and codified by Pope Pius V in 1570, was turned upside-down and left in shambles.

Changes to the "Mass of the Ages", that had been voted on by the bishops at the council, were subsequently hijacked by a liberal "Liturgical Committee", with the final version submitted to Pope Paul VI in 1969. To make the situation worse, the English translation for the new Mass was often radically different from the original Latin.

If one wants to destroy a religion, start by destroying its traditions. With that in mind, there is an old saying within the church, "Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi" (how one prays is how one believes).

The current Mass, with its uninspiring and banal English text, modern music that would make most non-Catholics cringe, and the introduction of the laity into just about every aspect of the Mass, has often reduced it to a pseudo-Protestant communion service and sing-along.

If the bishops of the Catholic Church truly want to bring the faithful back to Sunday Mass, fill our seminaries again with young, solidly orthodox men, renew belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and evangelize the world, they need to go back to what the fathers of the council truly intended to do with the Mass, not what liberal liturgical fanatics and a weak pope did in 1969.

2 Comments:

Blogger Gaufridus said...

More moral courage from an American Catholic who understands the true problem with the Church.

The Novus Ordo Mass is nothing but a G_d d_mned, neo-Protestant, feel-good hootenanny. Traditional Catholics know this instinctively. Many Novus Ordo Catholics are starting to realise the same thing.

Here's a pretty good link I found addressing the problems with the Novus Ordo:

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/6480/catholics/neworder.html

Sure, it doesnt pull too many punches and probably will not make Novus Ordo Catholics "feel good". But then again, feeling good is not what the Faith is about.

9:38 AM  
Blogger tucsontrad said...

This Yuma, AZ man is on the money. He and I both must suffer under Bishop "Homosexuals are NOT the problem" Kicanas. However, I can escape each day (and Sunday) to the TLM here in Tucson.

Yuma--Keep up the fight!

10:04 AM  

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