Saturday, June 16, 2007

My Predictions For The Motu Proprio
History will repeat itself

The news reports are coming in fast and furious... even the Secretary of State for the Vatican has stated that the Motu Proprio's release is imminent.

OK, so what happens when it IS released? One thing you can bank on, things won't magically be fixed overnight. It took 40+ years for things to get this screwed-up... it'll take decades to get things back to even a semblance of what The Church once was. Especially in light that many of the hierarchy here in America pissed away any credibility they may have had when most of them decided to protect kiddie-raping "priests".

We can only shudder in horror as we try to fathom how long it will take to erase the damage done by Bishop Ifeelyourpain, Father Nospine and Sister Mary Liberated. And how many decades will go by before Cardinal Mahony's monstrosity of a "cathedral", otherwise known as The Raj Mahal, will eventually fall into disrepair?

Like I said, don't count on things getting squared-away any time soon. If anything, things will get worse (short term anyhow).

Here's why I say this ~ Many of the French and German bishops are on the verge of bolting. A number of American bishops are right behind them. We wouldn't be hard pressed to find Austrian, Canadian, Swiss or Australian bishops who also fall right in line with the "The Spirit of Vatican II is being dismantled by the right-wing throw-backs!" crowd. I know I'm not the only one who's caught wind of local "progressive" priests who've stated "[when the Motu Proprio comes out] I'll never allow THAT Mass to be said in MY parish!".

Bottom line, the Roman Protestants are uber-pissed, and they're about to pitch a hissy-fit of Biblical proportions. But fret not fellow bloglodytes... We've seen all this before. History has the nasty habit of repeating itself, you know.

I predict that when the Roman Protestants present day finally do jump ship, they'll take roughly one third of the world's Catholics with them. Much like the Protestant Revolt of the 1500's - Luther, Calvin, Zwingli and the rest of the Ecclesiastical Gangsters took roughly one third of Europe's Catholics with them. With that in mind, remember what we have from the Douay-Rheims Bible;

The Apocalypse of St. John (Revelation), 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth.

Like I said, history has a nasty was of repeating itself.

9 Comments:

Blogger Anita Moore said...

And how many decades will go by before Cardinal Mahony's monstrosity of a "cathedral", otherwise known as The Raj Mahal, will eventually fall into disrepair?

When it does, how will we be able to tell?

The thing the libs don't realize is, they're on the cutting edge of 30-40 years ago -- no different from the Democrats who keep trying to squeeze the last drops of blood out of turnips like Walter Mondale and Teddy Kennedy. This is to the Church what the Battle of the Bulge was to World War II.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Popo Gamgee said...

I hadn't thought of applying that line from the Apocalypse to the Protestants, but I guess it fits...

1:43 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

I thought it was called the Taj Mahoney Baloney!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Alexander said...

And how many decades will go by before Cardinal Mahony's monstrosity of a "cathedral", otherwise known as The Raj Mahal, will eventually fall into disrepair?

Don't worry. That thing is directly above the fault line if you know what I mean..

5:15 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

This is just the beginning, and no different from the job Ezra had. You can expect some desparation attacks from the NWO, but it's the last gasp of of a dragon called "Spirit of Vatican 2." Get ready for an even bigger fight, we march on to Gondor.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

It's not going to be easy. I really do believe most of the US bishops will ignore the MP and refuse to let the Mass be said.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

"OK, so what happens when [the motu]IS released? One thing you can bank on, things won't magically be fixed overnight."

As someone who attends the traditional Latin Mass most Sundays and grew up attending it (of course, it was THE Mass back then, no one considered it "traditional") prior to the implementation of the New Order Mass, I can tell you some of the things that will happen, even where bishops give a "green light" to any priest to learn and say the Latin Mass.

1. There will not be an immediate increase in devotion. It will take time for even those who attend regulary to learn how to use a missal, when to sit, stand, and kneel, and to learn when to say the responses of the congregation.

2. Some people will still leave Mass before the end. They did back then, some do it now, and others will follow their bad example. Others, having grown up in the New Mass, will approach the Communion rail with their hands at their sides, in their pockets, clasped behind their back, or hanging down in front of their crotch

3. Due to lack of concentration or a hurried schedule or lack of personal piety, some priests will say the Mass fast or poorly or sloppily. This behavior is not limited to the New Order as it occurred 40 years ago, as well.

4. Altar servers are much more important and play a bigger role in the TLM. They also will have to be trained -- including memorizing the Latin responses -- which will result in the expected mistakes, gaffs, and stumbles common to any learning curve. Some of them will not take their job seriously which will also affect how the congregation responds to the Mass.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Mike the Geek said...

They may take 1/3 of the world's Catholics with them, but you may pick up a third of the world's Protestants, at least from the apostate 'mainline' churches. I was talking with a friend after (Anglican) mass this week, and he referred to an RC friend with whom he was discussing beliefs. His friend asked the question, "If you believe all this, then why aren't you Catholic?" Both my friend and I are gonna have to think about that one; I can guarantee we're not alone.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

"Don't worry. That thing is directly above the fault line if you know what I mean.."
Actually they thought of that. Still it can easily be converted into a museum or concert hall.

Most major US sees will have a change over in the next 5 years. Most of these Bishops are not bad men, they are just weak when faced with the huge responsibilities. They could not say no, to the heretics, to the pedophiles, to the liturgists, to the homosexuals, to society. These men, successors of the Apostles look at their diocese and ask, what have I done? Rome slowly has been saying no where they lacked the courage to. They need to see some good they have done just be able to live with themselves. So some build Cathedrals as monuments to themselves, inoffensive generic worship spaces, and they have made the protection of their Liturgical innovations their last stand for the sake of pride. They may be desperate, but they are weak and very few would be willing to lose their pension for their ego, because it is not there any more. Schism would take more courage than they ever had, simply it will not happen.

10:12 PM  

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