Okay, forgive me, I know its usually one post a week, but this week is a little different! You see just so many things are happening on both the Catholic and the political front, that if I don't post, I may end up bodyslamming a liberal!(oh yes, I mean that literally...)
News out of Scotland! It seems the rumour mill is spinning concerning the Papal visit and the protocol used for celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. There would appear to be some very uncomfortable Bishops (I'm sure aided by some lefty-looney nuns,.err sorry 'women relgious'...)mulling over the Monsignor Guido Marini statement that the Pope intends to use Latin in the Mass! As well, the Pope will probably not use the ministers of Communion (Extraordinary) because there will be an abundance of priests, prefers seven candles on the Alter, (I didn't say 'table') and prefers people receiving the Eucharist from him, to receive kneeling on the tongue. (Actually he has expressed this practice to be applied to the Universal Church.) The shock! The horror, I mean how dare this Pope exercise his role as universal shepherd! (sarcasm.)
Okay, liberals, using your flawed logic, let's break down your argument shall we?
You affirm that the Holy Spirit governs the Church, and was especially present during Vatican II. As Catholics, we affirm that the same Holy Spirit chooses the Pope, (oh wait you guys/girls/people..whatever, don't want to offend...only believe that to be the case when it goes your way!) and protects the deposit of Truth which is unchangeable and is interpreted by the Magisterium. Nevertheless, you have accepted the decision, because you are still in Communion with Rome. (at least for now...) BTW, when I reference Vatican II, I mean the pastoral council, the first of its kind, when they say it, they mean a 'fuzzy' feeling they had during the council. (Probably the same 'fuzzy' feeling Hitler had writing Mein Kampf!)
So, by deduction, both of us can state that the Holy Spirit guides the Church and that the Pope is the visible sign of unity. So let's take a look at the catechism,..
CCC 882,- The Pope, Bishop of Rome and Peter's successor, "is the perpetual and visible source and foundation of unity both of the bishops and of the whole company of the faithful." For the Roman Pontiff, by reason of his office as Vicar of Christ, and as pastor of the entire Church has full, supreme, and universal power over the whole Church, a power which he can always exercise unhindered."- (CCC 1994, way after Vatican II...)
So there you go! My advice to all the people holding to heterodox opinions all the while occupying chancery offices around the world, you know you are, feminazi nuns and practioners of reiki, liberation theology, process theology, and general dissidents, the next time you find yourself at Mass, look for the exit signs. Ask yourself, why every Sunday, you make a free choice to remain Catholic. Then, after you've realized your selfishness, leave the Church, and find yourself a nice episcopalian community that shares your beliefs or lack thereof. Just don't endanger souls who actually care. As far as Scotland is concerned, may the Holy Father's wishes be done, if not, people should realize that the heterodox crowd are the real dictators and have been for the last forty years!
St Andrew,...Ora Pro Nobis!