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I, me and myself

What disturbs me in lists of “things I like about the Novus Ordo Mass” is the central position occupied by I like — the unspoken premise that our personal preferences in liturgy are normative, rather than what is most pleasing to God, in accord with how He inspired God-fearing generations to glorify Him on Earth. Many devout Novus Ordo Catholics will make remarks critical of the TLM: “I just can’t follow the Latin,” “I think it’s too ornate,” or “I find the congregation too stoic.” At the heart of everything they have said is “I”; it’s about their own comfort. To me, this epitomizes the spirit of Vatican II, in which the cult of man is exalted over the cult of God. It is a huge problem to start with the idea that liturgy is about me and my little world. That’s a perfect description of a “millennial” perspective, a potent distillation of the egocentricity of fallen human nature. Former generations knew how to mortify the ego, subordinate it to a heritage, a common good, a tradition that is seen as taking precedence, opening out to the broad and deep world created by God and redeemed by Christ.

Peter Kwasniewski

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The liturgy of the Mass

The liturgy of the Mass, furthermore, is the ultimate expression of the religion, and not its fundamental expression. By this I mean that you are not going to convert people back to Roman Catholicism merely by means of the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM). They must be first converted away from Vatican II and converted to Catholicism. Only then does the TLM make sense. You need a rose bush in order to produce a rose. You need a true Catholic before he can appreciate the TLM. Otherwise you end up like the High Church Anglicans: pretty vestments and fragrant incense in a context of protestantism. That is doomed to failure, since it has no substance.

Bishop Donald Sanborn, Newsletter for June.

L’autèntic opi del poble

Resulta, en verdad, lastimoso que la izquierda, que empezó denunciando la ‘alineación’ del trabajador en la sociedad capitalista, haya acabado reivindicando «el consumo de marihuana con fines recreativos». Resulta, en verdad, patético que una ideología que execró la religión, tildándola de ‘opio del pueblo’, postule ahora que el pueblo se drogue, para habitar pasajeramente realidades menos crudas. Pero ¿no era la religión una salida mágica que impedía al trabajador tomar conciencia de su situación oprobiosa? ¿Es que fumar porros, en cambio, lo ayuda a recuperar esa conciencia? Que la izquierda, después de haber combatido la religión, promueva la legalización de la marihuana tiene muchísima miga.

Juan Manuel de Prada

El preludi

La segunda grieta es la crecida de la tensión que ya registramos en la segunda sesión conciliar y que vino a aumentar en la tercera. Las “tendencias” de los Padres no llegaron nunca a dividirles en “facciones”, pero la masa de los católicos tiende a reproducir —radicalizándolas, aumentándolas, estereotipándolas— esas tendencias conciliares. Y entonces el problema ya resulta peligroso: tras los Padres conservadores se camuflan los católicos integristas; tras los renovadores se encastillan los progresistas. ¿El resultado? Lo vemos todos los días: no una escisión entre los católicos —¡no exageremos!—, pero sí la crecida del clima partidista, belicoso: sí la crítica feroz a derecha e izquierda; sí el convertir el Concilio en un arma arrojadiza. Ayer mismo hablaba el Papa preocupado por esta especie de “crisis de unidad” que se percibe en el interior de la Iglesia y que, si bien es normal en todo período de revisión y renovación, podría ser grave si creciera o se prolongase.

José Luis Martín Descalzo, Un periodista en el Concilio, 3a etapa, pgs 464–465.

Abans i després

Hasta el Concilio Vaticano II los herejes abandonaban la Iglesia o eran expulsados de ella. Los heterodoxos eran amonestados y castigados. Hoy están dentro, muy adentro. Son cardenales, obispos, sacerdotes, teólogos. No se van, No quieren irse. Prefieren quedarse dentro y tratar de que sus errores se impongan en la teoría o, al menos en la práctica. Lo peor es que los Papas apenas intervienen. En ocasiones no solo no se oponen sino que siguen o impulsan algunas de esas corrientes novedosas y heterodoxas.

http://adelantelafe.com/mito-la-hermeneutica-la-continuidad/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Francis

One more thing—Francis has suggested in the past that he does not want to have a very long pontificate and that he is open to resigning after he has made his mark on the Church. I predict that he does not resign. Francis is an autocrat. He is in love with power and adulation. He has completed the task begun long ago by John Paul II of turning the papacy into a cult of personality with himself as the Leader. Given his personality and mode of leadership, there’s just no way he will ever step down. No way. He’s going to cling to the power he has amassed until death rips it from his fingers.

https://unamsanctamcatholicam.blogspot.com.es/2017/07/muller-and-ladaria.html

Unes eleccions

A mig matí, en Joan Safont i servidor admiràrem com la Sala Fabra s’omplia amb tota una corrua de la quarta edat, una massa de montserratins que mai no havíem vist a la docta casa, votant a toc de corneta. Ningú no va fallar a la crida: els pares de la Constitució, els antics alcaldes de la ciutat, el progenitor del Sandrusku (que s’adreçava a nosaltres dient despectivament aquests noiets). Van venir tots, tots els prohoms del país que durant setmanes van acusar-nos de ser convergents i fills de Lluís Prenafeta, de qui ara reneguen, però sense el qual fa trenta anys no haurien gosat ni fotre un pet.

Bernat Dedéu

Més perles sostrianes

No quieren prohibir la Misa en la tele, quieren prohibir la Misa. No quieren prohibir la Misa, quieren prohibir a Dios. No quieren prohibir a Dios, quieren suplantarle.

Salvador Sostres

Hace tiempo que los católicos nos hemos dejado llevar por lo terrenal, como si la Iglesia fuera una oenegé, y nos hemos olvidado de Dios. … Sólo la Iglesia tiene el carisma de la verdad y cuando renunciamos a ella volvemos inútil el Calvario. … La Iglesia es cimiento sobre Esta Piedra y son los demás los que tienen que moverse.

Salvador Sostres

Masclista

La premsa tindria aquí un tema per explotar i no crec que els periodistes ajudin a ningú tractant la feminització amb beateria i alarmisme. Es pot lamentar, com feia l’Ara en un especial publicat sobre la dona aquest diumenge, que alguns bars ofereixin diners i copes gratis a les noies prestes a treure’s les calces. Però també caldria preguntar-se si és possible deslligar aquestes ofertes del fet que la vida sexual s’hagi intentat reduir tan agressivament a una pura i simple forma d’oci.

Si cadascú pot fer el que li plagui amb el seu cos, com insisteixen tantes feministes cada dia a la premsa, per què les noies joves no han de poder vendre la seva xona per 100 euros i una copa? Si les antinatalistes poden proclamar que tenir fills és injust perquè la vida és dura i no es pot imposar, mentre els diaris trinxen els valors catòlics, quines idees no han de tenir els empresaris del turisme?

Enric Vila

Freedom of speech, the Left and Francis

I

Berekeley students protest free speech of Milo Yiannopoulos, who was invited by the University to speak in its auditorium, because he stands for some conservative principles. He is a self-proclaimed active homosexual, which would ordinarily make him a darling of the Left. Because, however, he is opposed to many leftist ideas, they branded him a racist and a nazi. They started a fire and smashed windows. Mr. Yiannopoulos had to flee for his safety, and the talk was canceled. Obviously the Left does not support free speech for those who disagree with them.

II

The reason why the Left is so angry, violent, and intolerant is that their politics is a religion substitute. Most leftists and liberals are atheists or agnostics. They have elevated their causes to the level of religious dogma, and the denial of their causes to the level of heresy. Whether is it global warming, animal rights, abortion, the environment, globalism, sodomy, transgenderism, or feminism, they have attached a religious fanaticism to these ideas, and are intent on forming a world in which these ideas are enshrined and accepted by all, and placed into law in a fascist State of the Left.

III

Then he [Francis] comments on the fact that the conservative congregations are attracting large numbers of vocations. Instead of responding that they are perhaps doing something right, he said: “When they tell me that there is a Congregation that draws so many vocations, I must confess that I worry. The Spirit does not follow the logic of human success: it works in another way.” He then accused them of being “triumphalist.” That is a 1960s word for true Catholics who hold that the Catholic Church is the one, true Church outside of which there is no salvation, which is a dogma of faith.

Bishop Donald Sanborn

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