"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ"

"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ"
"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ" according to Bishop Athanasius Schneider: 1. Mass versus populum. 2. Communion in the hand. 3. The Novus Ordo Offertory prayers. 4. Disappearance of Latin in the Ordinary Form. 5. Liturgical services of lector and acolyte by women and ministers in lay clothing.

Monday, June 3, 2013



Faithful in their own way

Some people call themselves Catholic, go to Mass, receive Holy Communion 
...however, in relation dogmatic and moral teaching they prefer to do their own thing, 
rather than conform to Catholic doctrine. To show in a more engaging way their
 way of thinking, I composed a short dialogue between two fictional characters:
 Palmiro (inconsistent) and Thomas (consistent).

- Hello Thomas.
- Hello.
- What are you reading?
- A book by Cardinal Giuseppe Siri.
- Are you Catholic?
- Of course!
- Although I am Catholic, I am not bigoted about certain subjects 
... I prefer to think with my head and not with that of the Pope.
- Look at what being bigoted means reducing one's religion only to external practices,
 rather than following the church's teachings!
- Do not tell me you're against abortion, divorce, marriage between homosexuals 
and other civil rights ...
- These are not civil rights! Abortion is the killing of an innocent child, divorce,
 in addition to separating what God has joined together, and favors legalizing adultery.
 Unions of "husband and wife" (ie as spouses) between homosexuals are against nature. 
God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because their inhabitants practiced impure sins 
against nature.
- Thomas wake up, we are in the third millennium! Now in many advanced countries these
are considered civil rights.You need to be more rational. Forget what the Pope says, 
you have to think with your head.
- Palmiro you must try to be consistent. If you say you have to believe that the 
Catholic Pope in his Pontifical Magisterium is assisted by the Holy Spirit.
- Your mind is dull! You're worse than a priest! I know even some theologians 
who have a more open mind and state publicly that "hell is not eternal," 
"purgatory is a medieval invention", "original sin is a fairy tale," 
and other doctrines contrary to those "officially taught" ...
- In the centuries-old history of the Church not infrequently it has happened
 that several clergymen incited religious heresies, just think of Loisy, Luther, Arius
 and Pelagius, just to name a few. So never mind what certain heretical theologians.
- You sound like a fanatic fundamentalist!
- I strive only to be consistent with Catholic doctrine. That's all. 
- I am a true Christian because I fight against hunger in the world, 
the insecurity in employment and against racism!
- These are battles that you mentioned which I agree, but remember that the main battle 
is against sin, the only thing that can bring us to eternal damnation.
- Do not you understand that with this mentality alot of people will dislike you?
- The only thing I really fear is offending God by sin and losing my soul.
- The Middle Ages is long gone! you need to get with the times!
- The dogmas of faith are immutable. It is a mistake to say that the modernist 
dogmas evolve over the centuries.
- Talking to you is a waste of time, I salute you ... - Take care!

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