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Letter: Catholics are moving further away from Christ

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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 10:14 pm

Novus Ordo Seclorum (Secular, world): New World Order. Novus Ordo Missa: New Order of the Mass.

The so-called “new” Mass has so many abuses that it doesn’t begin to compare with the Traditional Latin Tridentine Mass founded in perpetuity by St. Pius V (Quo Primum-July 14, 1570).

Parents take pictures of their daughters dressed up like priests. But isn’t that really what has happened? We have forgotten the Sacrifice of Christ and replaced it with culturally approved norms — what modernly seems right.

Before Vatican II, man always presided at the altar. He has been at the helm of the family. No compromises. Christ had 12 Apostles at the Last Supper — all men. St. Paul elucidated further in Letters to Corinthians and Timothy.

Because you obtain a doctor’s degree in theology, you think you know all about Christ’s ways when you are only following the ways of the world. They took the altar rail out that protected the sanctuary. They thought it restricted others from Christ. No, Holy Communion jumps the rail — the Eucharist comes directly to us as Christ (Hebrews 10:19-20).

Celebration? All you need is one priest (alter Christus) and one altar boy, two at most. The Mass is about “giving thanks” to Christ for His Eternal Sacrifice. Not a school play.

Martin Luther? He embellished “his” ways — had grave problems with confessions, forgiveness. I can trace his abandonment of the Eucharist through Protestants who followed (Thomas Cramer, John Knox, Calvin, Martin Bucer). Each step led them further away from John 6. But since Vatican II, Catholics have followed them and much more. To what avail?

Vatican II shepherds tried to dress up their abandonment of true communion of kneeling families at the altar rail. But to what avail? How many times has the Consecrated Blood spilled and dropped to the floor to be stepped on? You act like the Council of Trent knew nothing when they established that the Consecrated Bread (Jesus Christ) contains His Consecrated Blood.

The Council of Trent, hated by Protestants and ignored by “modern” Catholics, was eminent of Church councils.

Ron Arthur


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  • M. Doyle posted at 1:26 pm on Sun, Aug 17, 2014.

    M Doyle Posts: 185


    I think you are correct. Fear (including fear of change and fear of god(s) can have great impact on a person's world view.

  • Jien Kaur posted at 9:27 am on Sun, Aug 17, 2014.

    Jien Kaur Posts: 368

    In my own religion there are many men and sometimes women who as they grow closer to the expect meeting with their God that wish to make the sure that they have the traditions followed and will not make the allow for the modern ways.

    I am the thinking that this mr Arthur is looking to his God to see he has not moved from what was the tradition of his religion to make sure he has a place in his Gods paradise. Sometime the religion has power to create great afraid to people of this earth.

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 11:19 am on Sat, Aug 16, 2014.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2106

    So by the sound of the letter Ron is perfectly ok that there were those in the Church who SOLD indulgences, priests trading wealth for forgiveness. That the medieval Church engaged in political power struggles. AND (and to me this is the scariest of his beliefs) that the Church, Bible and celebration of Mass is something that should be LIMITED to those who prove themselves worthy and are only men.

    The Church SINCE Vatican II has become ACCESSIBLE to the common layperson in the congregation. It took the Priest from the pedestal and unapproachable to on even par with the people he stood before. I, for one, look forward to the day when WOMEN are allowed to be priests. Yes, Jesus surrounded himself with men, BUT always obeyed his MOTHER. SO I guess the question for Mr. Portal is, if Jesus was willing to listen to and learn from a woman, why shouldn't we?


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