Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pope Preparing for 'Ad Orientum' document.

It would seem that the latest rumour mill circling out of the Vatican would have Pope Benedict continuing with his 'reform of the reform.' The Holy Father, again it would seem, wants to re-educate the faithful on two areas, mainly Liturgy and Reverance for the Real Presence. All I can say is WOW!!! People's belief in the Real Presence(communion in the hand...) has wained thanks to dissident theologians and priests trying too hard to compromise with the protestant groups (Fr. McBrien anyone?)and the Litugy for the last forty five years or so has turned into a personalized feel good hour, complete with a marxist cause disguised as authentic social justice. I can't wait to see if our Arch Bishop implements these changes should they occur.

The other issue, is the Pope trying to push hard for a return to 'Ad Orientum' Masses. You no where in Sacrosanctum Concilium (The Vatican II Document) does it say Masses should be said versus populem. The result is not the Priest talking to God the Father, but in some cases, it becomes the priest speaking to us. It would still be a Novus Ordo, but Ad Orientum at least for the Liturgy of the Eucharist, would restore a lost reverence with everyone facing the same direction(East). THe liberals of course, will parrot their usual verbal diarrhia, claiming 'He's turning his back to us!' Oh well, tough luck. I look forward to it with enthusiasm if it does come to pass, but I'm sure you already knew that!

Sacred Heart of Jesus,..Have mercy on us!
Immaculate heart of Mary,..Pray for us!

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