ST PAUL EXHORTS US:
"Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold on to the traditions which you have learned."
2 Thessalonians 2:14
"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.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
THE CHURCH SEEN AS THE PROPHET JOB
"As to the first, we know the Church is the spotless Bride of Christ, but right now She looks like Job of old… immobile, covered with wounds from head to foot, being attacked even by friends. Traditionally and historically, She has always had many fences and barriers around her to protect Her, things like scholastic theology and philosophy, the Latin Language and the ancient Liturgy, priestly celibacy, and many other things, all of which remind us of and lead us toward the Church Triumphant in heaven. But just as the devil was given permission to demolish the fences around Job to test him and teach us something of the mysteries of God, so now, in God’s mysterious way, the fences around the Church have been allowed to be knocked down, razed, one after the other. Consequently, the flooding revolutionary river that flows from the devil’s lying mouth (as described in the Apocalypse chapter 12) has been allowed to flood the City of God with its foul and fetid waters. As a result, there has been devastating losses in the priesthood and religious life, an apostasy of the faithful, and many confused teachings coming from Rome and various chanceries and many similar things."