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1 posted on 06/12/2003 9:04:06 PM PDT by Land of the Irish
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2 posted on 06/12/2003 9:05:53 PM PDT by Land of the Irish
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To: Land of the Irish
The Holy Latin Mass is really not what this fight is about. It is a bitter struggle between those who are faithful to God and those who want to remake the Church in their own vile image. The Mass is only the front for the battle. The Church is filled with her own enemies. God help her and us.
3 posted on 06/12/2003 9:55:04 PM PDT by Thorondir
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Let's take these three points one by one.

". The rite of St. Pius V cannot be considered abolished and the Holy Father has expressed his benevolent welcome to all the faithful who, recognizing the legitimacy of the Roman Rite renewed in accordance with the indications of the Council, remain attached to the previous normative rite."

Wrong. The Novus Ordo was not renewed in accordance with the indications of the Council. This is patently false.

". Several citations from the Second Vatican Council paved the way to establishing the principle contained in the Introduction of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy which states: 'Holy Mother Church holds all lawfully recognized rites to be of equal right and dignity; that she wishes to preserve them in the future and to foster them in every way.'"

But this was stated BEFORE the new rite was fabricated in such a false way. All rites previously had evolved organically under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and therefore could be considered of equal right and dignity. But the Novus Ordo was concocted by a committee of humanists, and is considered seriously deficient, even by great liturgists such as Klaus Gamber. There has been a clamor for its reform almost from day one.

"3. For that reason the old Roman rite preserves its place in the Church within the multiplicity of Catholic rites, both Latin and Oriental. What unites these diverse rites is the same faith in the Eucharistic mystery, whose profession has always assured the unity of the Church."

But the New Rite and the Old Mass cannot be so united. They are poles apart in theology and in outlook on the Eucharist. The Novus Ordo not only does not encourage respect for the Eucharistic mystery, it actually encourages the opposite by pushing for Communion in the hand, by reducing genuflections and kneeling, and by ignoring the mystery of the Real Presence in favor of Christ's virtual presence in the assembly. Its casual informality has led to abuses which have been unprecedented in the history of the Catholic Church. As a result, its advent has led to a great and measurable decline in faith.

4 posted on 06/12/2003 10:21:55 PM PDT by ultima ratio
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Fr. Ignacio Barreiro, head of the Human Life International Rome office, earned his STD from the University of Santa Croce in Rome.

Opus Dei again!

6 posted on 06/13/2003 7:59:55 AM PDT by Hermann the Cherusker
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