The Year of Mercy, Pope Francis wrote, is also a way to keep the Second Vatican Council alive. The walls which too long had made the Church a kind of fortress were torn down and the time had come to proclaim the Gospel in a new way, he said. The council recognised a responsibility to be a living sign of the Fathers love in the world.
While the Novus Ordo Mass was not supposed to turn into what it is today [at some parishes], the original rules were not strict enough to keep it in check (or whatever). Last week for five weekdays in a row, for example, ONLY Eucharistic ministers handed out Communion at our parish, because the priest said he had a cold and he didn't want to pass it to the parishioners. Imagine that?!? It's not something you'd ever see a Traditional Latin Mass priest do.
posted on 04/12/2015 5:03:52 PM PDT
("Tell your troubles to Jesus," my wisecracking father used to say, and now I do.......at adoration.)
To: mlizzy; Grateful2God
It's not something you'd ever see a Traditional Latin Mass priest do.
Nor in the Maronite Church where only the priest and deacon distribute the Eucharist ... and it is by intinction, and on the tongue. Today, a RC family presented their child for Baptism (during the reign of RC Bishop Hubbard, 5 of the 6 local RC parishes were closed). Normally in the Maronite Church, Baptism and Chrismation (Confirmation) are administered at the same time. The family opted for strictly a Baptism. The Maronite Church has retained the Rite of Exorcism as part of the Baptism. This has been dropped in the Latin Church.
posted on 04/12/2015 5:36:07 PM PDT
(Without justice - what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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