Ring in the old , Ring out the new

The catching trend of modernization and it’s evils which should be restricted to lives outside of the church, has actually found it’s home and room within the church itself. The church offers a sanctuary of refuge to anything which it feels to be catchy and innovative to sell to the masses, while the hierarchy has no problem in promoting these new age remedies as they make them look more ahead with the times and as a result more people are fooled into supporting the conciliar and modernist events within the church.
People would prefer more entertainment than focus on the serenity and tradition of their faith, so there would be no room for preserving any age old tradition that existed within the church. Tradition might very well be scrapped and removed from all the four corners of the church and uproot it from the very foundation on which the church was formed.
Whilst corruption in all forms used to exist in the church and still exists today in a greater magnanimity. The church never welcomed the thought of amending the old Mass and preserved it to the very end, until the very architects of the New Age Mass forged it’s emergence and subsequent enforcement through the 2nd Vatican Council.
The times have changed; we needn’t look further to examine the strange scheme of events affecting the church.  As much as the times change with advances in technology, so does our faith. Altars are ignored and the sanctity of the place where Mass is to be celebrated maybe ignored if the church can be used to host a rock concert. The priests themselves maybe unable to offer Holy Communion, thus droves of Eucharistic ministers, nuns and the equivalent distribute communion, next they should allow altar boys and girls to give Holy Communion. Why not even welcome the ordination of women? After all if a female Eucharistic minister and nun can distribute Holy Communion which was only the job of a priest, then what is the difference if the same Holy Communion is merely consecrated by a lady instead of a man?
Priests ignore the importance of wearing the cassock and wear civvies most of the time, perhaps it is better to do away with the entire cassock and wear whatever you want. If an individual has a problem with receiving Communion in the hand and insists in the mouth, but at the same time welcomes all of the changes of the New Mass, then such a person is a hypocrite choosing only certain aspects and rejecting the rest. Communion maybe received in the hand and mouth, and the Mass maybe a jamming session as long as the people are happy and the church. There is no need to show opposition to certain things while at the same time welcome and support the rest.

Revisit any olden day’s tradition which was regarded as sacred and holy, perhaps today it is a heresy? And what used to be heresies of before are considered to be holy by the church of today.  If the laity is to be empowered above the priests then might as well disband priesthood and let there be community churches whereupon each family may celebrate the Mass in alternating phase.

What quality of priests is one to get these days? What has happened to teaching Latin as a compulsory language in every Catholic school in the world? Are we “Roman” Catholics anymore or just following a title just as the Queen of England is to her people? People also forget that once only Latin Mass was the Mass for the whole world. They are ready to stoop to such low levels of ignorance by stating that no one could understand Latin and Vatican 2 was the solution to their problems.

Well it is to no surprise that if a person leaves his home and goes far away he is not going to find the Mass in the language of his choice. The Latin Mass remained the same and did not differ within it’s own language, people were united more by the holy language than by multitudes of different languages. Which takes us to a good junction on the Latin Mass, how many priests of today know Latin the erstwhile official language of the church? Better still can all of the cardinals, bishops, monsignors and archbishops celebrate Mass in the official language of the church? What has happened to the missionaries of Europe and North America who would come and give their hard work to the people of lesser countries? They have not left because the non-catholic people have a problem with them and see to that these priests gets in trouble, nor have they left because they feel homesick. They have left because our very own diocesan and local priests do not want them to harvest their work in India anymore. After all where can our local priests get to enjoy themselves, if they notice that these missionaries are busy working, while they are making merry and having fun!

Why are not Jesuits who’ve studied and educated themselves outside of India welcomed to impart their knowledge and skills to the educational institutes within India? The answer is simple, the present Jesuits only know how to administer and run the institutions by sitting in their offices, they care less for physically teaching in the college or university, nor do they give free time for outreach activities. How Catholic are our priests or ourselves if we only wish to see the face of our community being represented in our areas and localities, and forget the very same men who have built the churches which we can attend till today? These men are forgotten because they have been sent back by our local priests and if our own empowered laity has stayed mum on this subject then only they are to blame.
As mentioned earlier, materialist church corruption has existed and it will continue to exist. If the laity is empowered today as never before, then the laity can make a difference. But the giving in trend of supporting modernism is enough to blind the laity and flow with the times and at the same time let the clergy take them for a high ride.

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Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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