All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day
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Ah, Credo, ever the contrarian. 

First of all, the average Catholic in the pews or in the sanctuary nowadays is not going to being pulling out a Latin breviary, sorry to say.  The ideas given in the hymn choice make All Souls Day into a second All Saints Day.

I was speaking of the fact that we are not praying for them now, but just hoping.  The point is, the Novus Ordo is centered on us.  We're asking Christ to console us in the Mass for the dead.  Now, I didn't say that wasn't admirable, but we lose something when that's all we ever ask.  The collect doesn't pray for the departed anymore.
The TLM prayer isn't about giving us hope, but about completing for the souls in purgatory what we hold in hope.  It's completely different.

Never go with what is acceptable, only with what is greatest.  Whether or not something meets the bare minimum, that doesn't make it the ideal choicle.  Hope is good, but praying for the dead is good too.  We pray for hope a lot in the Novus Ordo.  Maybe we should have a day for the dead.
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All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Louis_Martin - 11-02-2009, 09:50 AM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Steven - 11-02-2009, 12:48 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by timoose - 11-02-2009, 12:56 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Magdalene - 11-02-2009, 01:40 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by BrevisVir55 - 11-02-2009, 01:46 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Historian - 11-02-2009, 03:46 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Credo - 11-02-2009, 06:40 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Louis_Martin - 11-02-2009, 06:51 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by INPEFESS - 11-02-2009, 07:01 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Baskerville - 11-02-2009, 08:22 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Baskerville - 11-02-2009, 08:23 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Baskerville - 11-03-2009, 04:13 AM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Credo - 11-03-2009, 06:54 AM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Credo - 11-03-2009, 08:29 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Credo - 11-03-2009, 09:50 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Nic - 11-04-2009, 08:55 PM



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