Sunday, October 05, 2008

A Message to Lourdie from Mark Andrew

Dear Lourdie,

I am Mark Andrew Legion of Mary here in CDO affiliate of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX). I do realized what you are trying to say with regards to your understanding of what is Mass today under the definition of the New Council that Vatican II promulgated. But I supposed you did not know that even the New Mass of present council, the official Novus Ordo Massae is in Latin. Have you wondered why? It's not only the question of the language used but the new ideas of what is Eucharistic celebration according to this council's most importantly to be pondered on. We told you that the official language of the church is in Latin and I supposed you know it because you are studying Theology. Read the Canon Law and you will know that it is true that the official language of the Church is Latin. Perfectly makes sense because we are Roman Catholics therefore we belong to the Roman Rite - the Latin Rite. You were trying to say that you are against the Latin Mass because you think that the active participation of people depends on their understanding of what the priest is saying. Therefore you think that people can only participate actively in the Mass because they understand the language. Your thinking or this kind of idea/mentality or your idea perfectly defines what is Vatican II all about - that we are strongly opposed because of its departure from what is really the real definition of Mass according to our Catholic Faith and its contradiction to what the Catholic church has always taught and believed.

The Mass according to the uncorrupted teachings of our Catholic faith is the highest adoration or worship of the Church to God. That is why for thousands of years the Catholic Church consistently ordained Priests specifically for this one purpose to give due worship to God Almighty in the person of Christ through His valid ordained Priest. This is now the point that we are strongly opposed to the new idea of the New Mass. The New Mass teaches that, in order to make the people participate actively, they must understand the language used that is why they changed Latin to vernacular in order that people can pray. While the the true idea of what is Mass is the enjoining of the people's intention and prayers to God in the person of the priest saying the Mass in Latin according to the Universal language of the church of God. This is why we are called Roman Catholic because it is the seat of st Peter - the first Pope established the church in Rome.

Now, the people in the past didn't attend Mass to understand Latin but Mass for them was to believe in the powers of the priest and dignity of his Priesthood offering to God - a perfect sacrifice most pleasing to Him for the salvation of souls and remissions of sins. Now, why the priest is saying it in Latin? It carries along with it everything that the Catholic Church believed from the beginning (St Peter established his seat in Rome) and it perfectly preserves and unifies the Sacred character of our Belief in the Mass or the Holy Sacrifice which we are are bound forever in adoration of the One True God. Thus, today people think that Mass is about understanding the language and not anymore about
the dignity of the priest offering a perfect sacrifice to God in behalf of the people using the language officially, canonically mandated by the Catholic Church in perpetuity for all ages under pain of excommunication and absolute obedience to this mandate - given by the powers and authority by the infallible teachings of Holy Popes and Saints most especially the Doctors of the Church (ie, St Thomas Aquinas, St Augustine, St Damasus, St Ireneus, St Gerome, etc) in strong and absolute adherence to what the Catholic Church has always believed and taught never to be changed nor modified. Pope St Pius V in 1570 during the Council of Trent in condemnation to the demands of Martin Luther with regard to his protestant revolution against the Catholic Mass (the Mass in Latin which I and my friends are fighting for today against those who hate this Mass; oh! by the way Martin Luther HATES LATIN MASS SO MUCH), mandated this in accordance to his duty as protector and defender of Truth that he received canonically be obeyed and preserved in perpetuity handed by the Apostles themselves and the Doctors of the Church to be faithfully transmitted and obeyed forever.

I understand that you are formed according to the norms of the new teachings of Vatican II. I supposed you believed in people's democracy over the church which we don't. You believed in Ecumenism too which the first commandment forbids you to do so but you think abolished or modified by Vatican II and made all religions in equal footing which is truly a grave matter or blatant crime against the Will of God through Jesus Christ wanting the whole world to be baptized under the Catholic Church. You love the New Mass which is said not in the official language of the church though originally promulgated in Latin along with it you approved the communion in the hand which canonically forbidden by the Church so thus the extra ordinary lay ministers, people's involvement to what is consecrated for Priests alone but done by lay and many other liturgical abuses. Lastly you dont believe in the hierarchy of the church which is measured upon your submission to what is doctrinally imposed and approved under the guidance of the Sanctifier or the Holy Ghost.

We are hoping to meet you someday and God bless you in your journey as His representative doing His Will and not compromising anything for the Greater Glory of His Name.

PS: oh! by the way Latin is fixed and will never evolve in meaning, thus it is a good carrier of the deposit of faith which the Catholic Church received from the Catholic Church.

Mark Andrew

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