Threat brewing to TLM from liberal episcopal conferences? November 30, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, different religion, disaster, Ecumenism, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, Latin Mass, Liturgy, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, the struggle for the Church, Tradition.
Not the usual threat – pretending the TLM is some kind of forbidden act, like the “lambada” – but attempting to inflict the post-conciliar reform on the TLM in the form of the death of a thousand cuts.
That’s one possible interpretation – in addition to the overtones of ecumania – to the request/demand of the episcopal conference of England and Wales that the language of the TLM be changed again with regard to the prayers of the conversion of the Jews in the Good Friday intercessory prayers. Those prayers form part of the Mass of the Presanctified. So this could be more ecumenism gone wild……or could it be something more?
The Catholic bishops of England and Wales have issued a public request [public] that the Vatican change the prayer for the Jews said on Good Friday in the Extraordinary Form liturgy.
The prayer, composed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2008, asks God to illumine the hearts of the Jewish people “that they acknowledge Jesus Christ as the Savior of all men.” [You can see why I rarely quote Catholic Culture anymore. They are not speaking accurately or fairly here. Did the TLM just fall from the sky in 2008? Was it invented by Pope Benedict? So what really happened in 2008? Was it not that Benedict caved to heavy pressure from within and outside the Church to edit the ancient prayers imploring conversion of the Jews because they used supposedly “harsh” terms like “blindness of that people” and “take away the veil of their hearts,” which for 1000 years or more had been known as charitable pastoral concern, not anti-Jew bigotry?]
Archbishop Kevin McDonald, who chairs the British bishops’ committee for relations with Jews, said that the prayer has “caused great confusion and upset” among Jews. The bishops of England and Wales said that the prayer should be revised to reflect the understanding of relations between Catholics and Jews that is set forth in the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate.
What tosh. Let me translate for you: the TLM throughout conveys ideas and expresses very clear beliefs that are irreconcilable with much post-conciliar belief and practice. The two can at best only warily coexist. The modification of the the TLM statements having to do with the Jews is just one very small area where the post-conciliar Church That Is would like to force the Church That Was -as represented by the TLM – into accepting the new order. Benedict’s wording in 2008 was a somewhat skillful compromise that minimized the actual damage while setting a disastrous precedent (verified by the actions of the English episcopal conference). We can see that the editing that has occurred so far has not satisfied the demands of the ecumaniacs and other progressives.
So is this just a special case of a certain excess of concern towards the opinions of the Jews regarding our 2000 year old sacred worship (I note the Church is not permitted to make similar criticisms of Jewish practice), or is it a sign of a general effort – perhaps in its most nascent stages – to neuter the TLM and render it more acceptable to the post-conciliar ethos and reigning secular pagan zeitgeist? The evidence to date points to the former, but the known intent of the revolutionaries in the Church screams the latter.
If you want your TLM, you may have to fight to keep it.
Note, I haven’t even addressed the profound lack of supernatural charity exhibited by this constant kow-towing to the Jews (and other religions) by Church leaders. Their lack of faith is as amazing as it is apparent, and is the only explanation for their apparent contempt for the eternal destiny of millions of souls in a fallen and obsolete religion – rendered obsolete by the direct act of God, and the Jews continuing refusal to accept the most direct Divine revelation in the history of the world.