Sunday, February 20, 2011

Liberal "Catholic" priests in open rebellion to Pope Benedict

Certain Catholic priests through the world, but particularly in North America, Western Europe and Australia are fighting mad over changes Pope Benedict has made to the Mass of Paul VI, commonly known as the Novus Ordo (or 'New Mass') that came about following the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s.

Examples of Some of the Changes...

During the Confiteor, the Latin mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa is translated accurately as "through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault" and not just "through my own fault." Worshippers are also reminded to strike their breast as they say these words-a practice that has fallen into general disuse, though it is called for in the present Missal.



Blogger scotju said...

It will be hell for these liberals when they realize they can't use the damm OCP missals anymore!

7:36 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Oh . . where to start . . . !

1. "Sin" of the world now becomes "sins" of the world-the Latin peccata being plural. "Sin" suggests a collective guilt or "sinful structures" rather than our personal sinfulness.

I would recommend looking at the Confiteor this way:

"Sin" of the world = Original Sin and all the problems it brought, e.g., concupisence of the flesh and physical death

"Sins" = actual sin(s), the sins we commit personally, mortal and venial.

IMHO, the Confiteor of the N.O.M.'s Roman Missal is still lacking even with a good translation. Just compare it to a translation of the Confiteor in any Latin Mass Missal. The Latin Mass Confiteor is so much more robust and should be re-established in the Ordinary Form of the mass. This takes a fix in the official Latin of the current Roman Missal. Guess when that will happen? :-(

2. Liberal priests

A pox on them! I am enjoying their discomfort (using a polite word this time) over the new translation, however imperfect that translation is (e.g., gender inclusive language). They can choke on the changes, go apoplectic, or (this is too much to hope for) leave the priesthood. Who needs or wants them??!!

3. A good book from the 19th Century on these ne'er do well liberal/modernist priests. [Just goes to show that nothing has really changed]

Dr. Don Felix Sarda Y Salvany, Liberalism is a Sin. It can be found on "" under the title, What is Liberalism? The letter from the Holy See responding to a complaint about this book is very interesting.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

I was just thinking about doing an article on that very same book!

Great minds?

7:13 PM  
Blogger Alan Aversa said...

Yes, Liberalism has a precise definition; the Popes of the 19th up to the mid-20th centuries used it in encyclicals. From Fr. Hardon, S.J.'s Modern Catholic Dictionary:

LIBERALISM. Until the eighteenth century the term generally meant whatever was worthy of a free man, e.g., as applied to the liberal arts or a liberal education. This meaning is still current, but at least since the French Revolution liberalism has become more or less identified with a philosophy that stresses human freedom to the neglect and even denial of the rights of God in religion, the rights of society in civil law, and the rights of the Church in her relations to the State. It was in this sense that liberalism was condemned by Pope Pius XI in 1864 in the Syllabus of Errors (Denzinger, 2977-80).

7:13 PM  
Blogger Alan Aversa said...

Sorry, I mis-transcribed; I meant "Pope Pius IX."

7:25 PM  

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