Why going to Mass is not Optional.
(11-14-2011, 03:33 PM)dan hunter Wrote:
(11-14-2011, 03:25 PM)Mithrandylan Wrote: Dan- I'm assuming you're writing this in response to FE that don't attend the Novus Ordo mass, even when it's the only thing available?

You're addressing the wrong issue.  The reason people don't go to the Novus Ordo isn't because they don't want to go to mass, it's because they don't believe it's a Catholic Mass.  So if you want to change their minds, saying that mass isn't optional isn't going to do anything because they surely agree with that statement.
Thank you sir.
That is correct, but we as laymen do not have the authority to say that a Form of Mass that was promulgated by a sitting Supreme Pontiff, is not Mass, I posted this in hopes that some would be humble in obedience to someone and something that is way above their paygrade.
The Mass is the Mass, and we "stinkin" laymen have not the authority to say it is not.

The blind obedience you laud is actually quite sickening.  It is not "above our paygrade" to call a spade a spade.  We are not mindless robots.  Do you happen to remember what Scripture states?:

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema.

This Scripture guarantees us the RIGHT to observe for ourselves as compared and contrasted to the Gospel what constitutes Catholic teaching.  As a matter of fact, this is what Tradition entails.  If the Church promoted the kind of blind obedience you promote then there would be no need for Tradition.  During times of ecclesiastical crisis in leadership we have the right, rather the responsibility, to judge what is being presented as Catholicism against the yardstick of Tradition.

When even moderate inspection of the New Mass and its effects are studied, the conclusion comes rather quickly.  It is not a Catholic Mass because it doesn't teach the Catholic Faith - even if it is valid.  Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci both came to this conclusion, as did Archbishop Lefebvre and many other Churchmen.  Also it comes rather quickly that the New Mass fits the basic definition of "sacrilege" perfectly.  People refuse this easy conclusion because they are loathe to admit we are in an ecclesiastical crisis of tremendous magnitude, or they want to make excuses so they can remain in their parish churches because they like it there.  While it is a damn crying shame that for the most part we cannot have a normal parish life, we must concede the fact that a new religion is being installed and an imposter hierarchy is ruling from the ecclesiastical structure of the Church.  It happened once before, it can, and is, happening again.

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Re: Why going to Mass is not Optional. - by Jenn - 11-12-2011, 03:03 PM
Re: Why going to Mass is not Optional. - by Jenn - 11-12-2011, 03:30 PM
Re: Why going to Mass is not Optional. - by Nic - 11-14-2011, 09:53 AM
Re: Why going to Mass is not Optional. - by Nic - 11-14-2011, 10:43 AM
Re: Why going to Mass is not Optional. - by Nic - 11-14-2011, 05:48 PM

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