So now that the Holy See has renigged on any efforts on having the Novus Ordo i.e. the New Mass be celebrated ad orientem. This is a clear sign of something smelling fishy in Rome. There are one of two things going. One, someone did not get the full story right and made statements to agree with their statements or two, things got lost in translation. I pray that something got lost in translation that Pope Francis and Cardinal Sarah can bring together a proper change to helping in fostering a proper way into bringing about a more positive change to the sacrifice of the Holy Mass. With all of this news now about the liturgy being ad orientem being up in the air, the secular press has now hit on it and has talked about there being a war against Progressive and Conservative Catholics about being active at Holy Mass. As a Latin Mass goer, I have been well aware of this for many years. There is a war that is coming, but unlike any type of a war strategy using weapons, the only way that true Catholicism can prevail is through prayers and helping Catholics, who have fallen away or have not been properly catechized in the faith due to lax catechumenists or priests is through those. Catholics, who are orthodox in their faith and have properly fully put into practice what the Catholic Church teaches can do some much good with those type of Catholics and help foster a liturgy that lifts up our hearts and minds to God and not to man. We can stop dancing around the liturgical bush by helping to teach our brothers and sisters in Christ that we can foster a liturgy that is based entirely on God by praying the Rosary, pray silently one hour before Mass (even if you have to travel home first and change), pray before the Blessed Sacrament regardless if there is exposition. Overall, pray for everyone to stop dancing around the liturgy bush and stop with the messing around with the wordage. There’s that famous saying that actions speak louder than words. In the case of Pope Francis and Cardinal Sarah when it comes the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass, it is the wordage and the dancing around of the liturgical bush. We must pray that Pope Francis will continue the work that Pope Benedict XVI started with raising the Tridentine Latin Mass to the Novus Ordo. We must pray that he, as Christ’s ambassador here on earth that he will bring everyone into the true faith. We must pray for Christian unity and for everyone to be one with us, as Roman Catholics again. If we can help Pope Francis out and help catechize people and help them out in understanding both forms of the Mass and then, we can help the Catholic Church in promoting this liturgical dancing around the bush to be stopped. It is possible with us, but until we can help teach others about the Church, we will be treated like rocks. We must help inspire a new generation of Catholics (both young and old alike) to inspire our Priests, Bishops and our Holy Father to return the Church to its days of glory and not a wimpy place. As Saint Paul said, “Let your ‘yes’ mean ‘yes’ and your ‘no’ mean ‘no'”! We must say “Yes, Lord! Help me to be your faithful servant in promoting faithful obedience and truth with charity to everyone you wish for me help bring into the faith.” We must stop this whole liturgical dancing with it comes to the ‘he said, he said’ game. We will never be able to stop this liturgical bush dancing if we do not catechize our Christian and Catholic brothers and sisters in the true traditions of the Catholic Church and pray for our Priests, Bishops and the Holy Father. How else are we going to get back to our traditions and get the Tridentine Latin Mass? It will not happen if we keep this lost in translation things going and the name calling. We must ask our Bishops and Cardinals, who are privileged to work at the Vatican along with the Holy Father to have regular contact with him about their ideas and suggestions and see what he has to say before either of them give an interview that will say the opposite. Only then will it stop dancing all around the liturgical bush of crap! It will only happen with proper catechesis and helping to remind our Priests, Bishops and Popes to hold true to the offices of which God has chosen them to be in. Our Lady, Mother of the Church, pray for us! Saint Joseph, patron of the Universal Church, pray for us!
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