How bad would a Novus Ordo Mass have to be to justify not attending?
(05-13-2009, 05:16 PM)Melita Wrote:
(05-13-2009, 05:12 PM)INPEFESS Wrote:
(05-13-2009, 04:53 PM)Melita Wrote:
(05-13-2009, 04:45 PM)INPEFESS Wrote:
(05-13-2009, 04:43 PM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-13-2009, 04:33 PM)Melita Wrote: But that doesn't define the presbyter's function...

It does elsewhere. I just chose a random use of the word in the Bible.

I meant Latin-to-English translation - it's always been "priest", hasn't it?

So the difference is stylistic? But you mentioned a proper distinction!

No, I've tried to explain that the difference is principle.

But you haven't yet... you're arguing that one cultural interpretation (by Protestants no less) is worth considering because it may cast ambiguity on the status of "priests". I thought there would be an official definition of both terms and how they differ, if they do.

Protestants use and believe "presbyrate" to be a title denoting one who presides over a communal meal (Presbyterians for instance). They do not believe in the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Whether or not the words are synonymous to Catholics is irrelevant because it only reinforces the disbelief in priestly faculty by Protestant attendants. Protestants may come to the Mass, but if they don't believe in what is actually happening through the hands of the priest, they are not Catholic. This is the same principle as eliminating the emphasis of the Sacrifice of the Mass. Many argue that the Sacrifice is still there, and I'm not debating that; but the elimination is used to make it more acceptable to the world's standards of Christianity which is not Catholic. If we were to get the whole world to abandon its pagan ways in favor of the world's standards of Christianity (Protestantism), the Church would have failed in its Supreme Law: the salvation of souls.

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Re: How bad would a Novus Ordo Mass have to be to justify not attending? - by INPEFESS - 05-13-2009, 05:27 PM

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