How bad would a Novus Ordo Mass have to be to justify not attending?
(05-13-2009, 03:39 PM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-13-2009, 03:35 PM)INPEFESS Wrote: Yeah. I don't disagree with the synonymity of the words, simply with the concession towards Protestant acceptance, the injection of ambiguity, the rejection of tradition, and the concept of redefining that which has been understood by all Catholics for 2000 years. In other words, the belief in the necessity of modernization within the timeless Church.  

Well, both words are Catholic. Just because the Protestants take the Church's teachings and phrases and warp them doesn't mean the true meanings are changed in the Church.

I didn't say they weren't Catholic. But the change of the word makes a statement to the world - that the Church will change what it has always taught and spoken for the sake of impressions. The Church has Truth and so it shouldn't care how it is mimicked by others. It would be like eliminating the use of vestments because some Protestant group has started using them. So, in order to disassociate itself from the Protestant group, the Church replaces vestments with some other form of apparel. The Church should stay firm in its roots and not sway with the changes around it. While the word itself isn't Dogmatic, it is the same concept as eliminating the Consecration from the Mass in order to disassociate it from satanic immitations of the Sacrifice. These are not the same thing in weight, but Protestants don't understand this and it looks to them like the Church is more concerned with its impression than it is with teaching Truth. No?

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Re: How bad would a Novus Ordo Mass have to be to justify not attending? - by INPEFESS - 05-13-2009, 03:53 PM

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