Thursday, April 28, 2016
Who is Speaking the Truth? Cardinals Kasper and Schonborn or the "Rad-Trads?"
Yes, I respect these "Rad-Trads" who are so systematically ridiculed and dismissed by so many.
Who are more faithful to the Church? Those who uphold the doctrine and tradition of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church throughout the ages, or those who endorse an "open and dynamic" church where all is relative and capable of change?
I'm going to be visiting The Remnant to read some of the old articles they are republishing to see exactly how prophetic the traditional voices were. I have my doubts that the Latin Mass will ever return to common use; but what about a direct vernacular translation and a return to ad orientem? It's possible. Overnight, we would see the elimination of the showman priest who is constantly changing his shtick to keep the "audience" entertained. We would see increased reverence as the connection between the Holy Sacrifice and the Mass was repaired. Once again the Mass would emphasize the worship and adoration of God vs. the worship and celebration of the community and the showman priest who struts around the sanctuary miked up like a Saturday Night Live comedian. Spare us, O Lord!
So that's my dream and, as they say, if you can dream it; it can happen. Shall we pray for that? A reform of the reform is possible -- just not likely at present with this pope and his progressives. So let's pray and fast for him. As he says, our God is a God of surprises. The best surprise of all would be a liturgical restoration, because lex orandi lex credendi, as we worship so will we believe. And, as one German priest predicts, "The old Mass is the Mass of tomorrow." I pray he's right!