Ultraviolet
Interestingly, all traditional religious services, the ones rooted in centuries (or millenia) of practice, are "richer" than the watered-down Novus Ordo version of the Mass. This is why so many spiritually-minded Catholics fall away and end up practically anywhere except where they should. Such Catholics often find the Greek and Russian Orthodox services "richer" and describe the same soul-…More
Interestingly, all traditional religious services, the ones rooted in centuries (or millenia) of practice, are "richer" than the watered-down Novus Ordo version of the Mass. This is why so many spiritually-minded Catholics fall away and end up practically anywhere except where they should. Such Catholics often find the Greek and Russian Orthodox services "richer" and describe the same soul-touching reaction because nothing has been watered down. The Orthodox, by defininion, do not change.

The tragic part for both the laity and the Church is, it doesn't have to be that way and until the 60s wasn't an issue at all.

If the introduction of the Novus Ordo was a well-intentioned disaster, the deliberate and continuing suppression of the Traditional Latin Mass is a much greater evil. No amount of escuses can mitigate the motivations behind that suppression either. It isn't done in the name of making the Mass "relevant" or "modern". It's designed to force people to accept an alternative they clearly do not want.

...and so they leave and have been for several generations. Fallen away Catholics find richness in other traditional religious services, many of which are not even Christian. What they are, undeniably, is authentic and focused on worshipping "whatever" -not creating a humanistic social event for the participants.

Traditionalist Catholics are, in essence, "orthodox" Catholics. We have the best of all worlds. We are not schismatics as the Orthodox are. We are in full communion with Rome and the Catholic Church. We know, as an article of faith (not to mention reason), what we believe is entirely correct, un-altered, and in accordance with God's original teachings. Our services, are every bit as rich and spiritually fulfilling as anything in the world today, the product of centuries of entirely Christ Focused worship and, again, (best of all) the True Faith. Only the Catholic Mass gives the fullest worship to God and only the traditional Latin Mass gives that worship with all the centuries of tradition and glory the Church originally intended.

Bishop Schneider is correct in his assessment of the traditional rite. For Catholics who are still seeking God and the fullest expression of worshipping Him, there simply is no comparison. It's always a treat to see new parishioners and their reaction. Mister and Missus show up, casually dressed. Missus has some funky rainbow-y blouse and skin-tight slacks. Mister is wearing a new Harley Davidson tee-shirt and his "good" jeans. They've obviously wearing their Saturdy Afternoon Mass Best to a Latin Mass on Sunday. ;-)

They're unfamiliar with when to stand and sit and kneel. They follow the crowd. When Mass is over, they're usually just... sitting there, with faces like this

Next week they're back. End of the month, they're still here. They're bringing their children now. Mister is wearing a suit. Missus has a dark skirt and she's discovered the "mantilla tray" in the vestibule.

...and somewhere there's another ugly modernist church with one more empty pew on Saturday afternoons that's going to stay empty from now on.
rhemes1582
"If the introduction of the Novus Ordo was a well-intentioned disaster, the deliberate and continuing suppression of the Traditional Latin Mass is a much greater evil. No amount of excuses can mitigate the motivations behind that suppression either. It isn't done in the name of making the Mass "relevant" or "modern". It's designed to force people to accept an alternative they clearly do not want.…More
"If the introduction of the Novus Ordo was a well-intentioned disaster, the deliberate and continuing suppression of the Traditional Latin Mass is a much greater evil. No amount of excuses can mitigate the motivations behind that suppression either. It isn't done in the name of making the Mass "relevant" or "modern". It's designed to force people to accept an alternative they clearly do not want."
Very well said Ultraviolet!
Ultraviolet
Thank you, @rhemes1582 :)
rhemes1582
He (Christ) Must Reign. Absolutely right!
Great News Brief. The imagery in this segment is spot on. From the Sacred images during worship of Traditional (Catholic) Liturgy, too the horrific behavior of those shown in the cartoons.
Our Lady of Good Success Pray for us. Amen
Holy Cannoli
liturgical sophistry of a group of arrogant clerics,
they lack the ardour of supernatural faith and love.
the ecclesiastical establishment has turned their backs on God


"Weasel words" are a colloquial term for words or phrases used to avoid being forthright. Weasel words are used when the speaker wants to make it seem like they've given a clear answer to a question or made a direct statement, …More
liturgical sophistry of a group of arrogant clerics,
they lack the ardour of supernatural faith and love.
the ecclesiastical establishment has turned their backs on God


"Weasel words" are a colloquial term for words or phrases used to avoid being forthright. Weasel words are used when the speaker wants to make it seem like they've given a clear answer to a question or made a direct statement, when actually they've said something inconclusive or vague.

Bishop Schneider, although what he said is true, does not go far enough. Call this group of “arrogant clerics” out. Call those, who from their actions we all know lack “supernatural faith and love”, out. Call those within “the ecclesiastical establishment [who have] turned their backs on God” out.

What he has said will satisfy temporarily those faithful of like mind but will do nothing to change the tremendous damage that has and that is occurring within the Catholic Church. What is needed is direct confrontation.

Mention their names Bishop.
Embarrass them publicly.
Make them squirm.

I’ll get you started:
Berlin's Archbishop Heiner Koch
MUNICH, Cardinal Reinhard Marx
Let’s say the entire German conference and let the good ones prove their worth.
Ditto for the USCCB.

Don't be afraid to make waves.
What can they do to you?
Ship you to Moldova? 🤭