Voris responds to Shea... This is getting good
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(07-30-2011, 10:30 PM)Joshua Wrote:
Augstine Baker Wrote:Dogma is more important than Liturgy.  The Japanese  and Korean Catholic Church lived without much Liturgy for hundreds of years.

No it is not. What you are essentially saying is that dogma is more important than the worship of God. They are equal and indivisibly interrelated, yet distinct. The Church would be forgoing the very meaning of the word "religion" (Latin "religio" -respect for what is sacred) if it is devoid of the public worship of God (i.e. the Liturgy). The severe circumstances of individual Catholics or groups of Catholics does nothing to undermine the essentiality of the Liturgy. In fact, when missionaries began returning to Japan in the post-Meiji era (late 19th century), missionaries had found that a significant portion of Japanese Catholics had fallen back into ancestor worship and indigenous practices.

It would be easier for the world to survive without the Sun, than to do so without the Holy Mass - St. Padre Pio

Even God Himself could do nothing holier, better or greater than the Mass. - St. Alphonsus

The happiness of the world comes from the Sacrifice of the Mass. - St. Odo of Cluny


I say this simply because you can sing Glorias and even Alleluia, but unless you have the Catholic Faith, whole and entire, you can not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

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