Is it inherently scandalous to attend a Novus Ordo Mass?
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(05-16-2017, 08:25 AM)BC Wrote: I say nothing one way or the other, but I think many would agree that the following, is nteresting.

Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich's (d.1824) mystical vision of a new Church and a new Liturgy to come:

“I saw again the new and odd-looking Church which they were trying to build.... People were kneading bread in the crypt below… but it would not rise, nor did they receive the body of Our Lord, but only bread. Those who were in error, through no fault of their own, and who piously and ardently longed for the Body of Jesus were spiritually consoled, but not by their communion.  Then, my Guide [Jesus] said: ‘THIS IS BABEL.’ [The Mass in many languages].

The above portion of the material is someone's fabrication.  It is found in Yves Dupont's book "Catholic Prophecy: The Coming Chastisement," but it is actually several quotes pieced together from various portions of the book "The Life of Anne Catherine Emmerich."

Here is the complete explanation:

The quote above, found in "Catholic Prophecy," is patched together from Father Schmoger's two volume set entitled "The Life of Anne Catherine Emmerich."

It is concocted from vastly different portions of the book as if it were one continuous quote, but it is not.  Here is how the quote is patched together:

"I saw again the new and odd-looking Church which they were trying to build. There was nothing holy about it . . . "

(Those words are taken from Volume 2, page 283, paragraph 2 of Father Schmoger's book.

"People were kneading bread in the crypt below . . . but it would not rise..."

(Those words are taken from page 283, paragraph 1.  Note that, in Father Schomoger's book, that portion of the quote comes before the portion starting "I saw again...")

"Nor did they receive the body of Our Lord, but only bread. Those who were in error, through no fault of their own, and who piously and ardently longed for the Body of Jesus were spiritually consoled, but not by their communion."

(Those words are taken from page 85, paragraph 1, almost 200 pages earlier.)

Then, my Guide [Jesus] said: 'THIS IS BABEL.'  [The Mass in many languages]."

(The first portion is taken from page 132, paragraph 1. The phrase "the Mass in many languages" is found nowhere at all in Father Schmoger's books.)

The portion beginning with "nor did they receive the Body of Our Lord" does not refer to the Catholic Church in Anne Catherine Emmerich's prophecies; she is referring to Protestant churches.

The full quote is: "I saw several churches or, rather, meeting houses surmounted by weather cocks, THE CONGREGATIONS DISUNITED FROM THE CHURCH, running here and there like beggars hurrying to places where bread is distributed, having no connection with either the Church Triumphant or the Church Suffering. They were not in a regularly founded, living Church, one with the Church Militant, Suffering, and Triumphant, NOR DID THEY RECEIVE THE BODY OF THE LORD, BUT ONLY BREAD. THOSE WHO WERE IN ERROR THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN AND WHO PIOUSLY AND ARDENTLY LONGED FOR THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST WERE SPIRITUALLY CONSOLED, BUT NOT BY THEIR COMMUNION."

The reference to "this is Babel" has nothing to do with the Mass; Sister Emmerich was speaking in that section about the situation in the country of Spain.

Page 131, the last portion, references Portugal. Then the following appears: "This country was pretty tranquil compared with that of Saint Ignatius, which I now entered and found in frightful misery. Darkness lay over the whole land where reposes the treasure of the saint's graces and merits."

She talks a little bit about being in "the central point," which I assume is Madrid, then states the following: "I saw unheard of abominations over the land, AND MY GUIDE SAID TO ME, THIS IS BABEL. I saw throughout the whole country a chain of secret societies with influences at work like those of Babel."

It wasn't a reference to the Mass.

The alleged quote from Father Schmoger's book, volume 2, begins with a portion of page 283, then proceeds to an earlier portion of page 283, then patches a part of page 85 into the quote, and ends with a portion of page 132.

The two volumes of Father Schmoger's book are online, and the above information can be verified at the link:

https://archive.org/stream/TheLifeAndRev...h_djvu.txt

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