Friday, July 25, 2008

“Other Spiritualities”
Political correctness at Mass!

I’m sorry, I was in high school when Vatican 2 started and already in college before the modernists highjacked the intent of the Council and began their 40 years of nonsense and novelties on the road toward Protestantism. Thanks to the sacrifice of my parents (for which I’ll forever be grateful), I had the advantage of 12 years of Catholic school, taught by religious Sisters and Brothers who were still loyal to Rome and 2000 years of Catholic doctrine. They believed and I was taught the Catholic Church is the One True Church instituted by Christ to lead all men to His Father.

Back then, if you went to a wedding or funeral where it was likely some non-Catholics would be in attendance, the priest didn’t make any special modifications or accommodations for the non-believing guests. They could follow along and stand, sit, and kneel with the rest of us, or they could just sit there and let everyone know they were non-Catholics (prompting us to prayer for their salvation).

Why is this all relevant? I attended a funeral recently and, given the family’s connections, it was obvious the large number of people in attendance were not all going to be Catholic. So what did the priest do?

Did he use this opportunity to show our fallen brethren or other heathens the majesty and awe of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? No chance of that – it was a plain ol’ Ordinary Form. (No surprise, this priest is a definite child of Vat2.)

Did he use the chance to catechize the congregation about Catholic beliefs of death and resurrection, the necessity of being purged of the stain of our sins before entering the Divine Presence, oreven final judgment? Well, partially. He did talk about redemption and the resurrection of the body, but then he canonized the deceased by telling everyone the person was now in heaven!

Worse yet, not once, not twice, but three times during the funeral Mass, the priest included those “of other religions or spiritualities” when addressing the congregation. Excuse me! Other spiritualities!! What? The wiccans, tree worshippers, voodoo adherents, and other pagans are now given recognized status at a Catholic Mass?! Lord help us!

Better the priest should have taken holy water and blessed salt and conducted a spiritual cleansing of the church after the service to drive out whatever evil spirits they brought in.

3 Comments:

Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

FAB,
When did you visit the Diocese of Raleigh?

5:31 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

that bad, huh?

9:53 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Sadness, sadness indeed.

11:01 PM  

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