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Kenjiro M. Yoshimori
Sorry--but I think the person directly below is nuts!
Kenjiro M. Yoshimori
I don't mean Angelo Santelli. There was another commentator above him and space below me who apparent was erased who posted rude slurs and insane comments on this whole page. His comments are gone, but my top comment still there. Appologies! My top comment isn't about Angelo Santelli.
Angelo Santelli
I was alive when Truman dropped the bomb, I was ordained when JFK was President. The "Catholic" Church today is not the Catholic Church at all. It is a cesspool.
Kenjiro M. Yoshimori
The "catholic" Faith promoted and forced down the throat of the average faithful since Vatican II is not Catholic. My grandparents were the last who were brought up totally in the Catholic Faith, and that was much harder for them to get a full Catholic tradition and training because as a family we were still in Japan. Here in the USA, there were thousands of Catholic churches, schools, convents, …More
The "catholic" Faith promoted and forced down the throat of the average faithful since Vatican II is not Catholic. My grandparents were the last who were brought up totally in the Catholic Faith, and that was much harder for them to get a full Catholic tradition and training because as a family we were still in Japan. Here in the USA, there were thousands of Catholic churches, schools, convents, seminaries, priests,nuns, etc. Not so many in Japan. Even less today, in both Japan and USA.
I didn't get a Catholic education after 5th grade, even though I started in Catholic school first in Japan, and then here in the Phila. archdiocese. I started ok, taught the basic Catholic prayers, "Ave Maria, megumini michita kata. Shu wa anata to tomo ni oraremasu....." (Hail Mary...) etc., made my First Communion and Confirmation etc. I was fascinated by Bible stories, and stories of the saints. My first school was ok, taught by the Religious of the Assumption. Some sisters wore purple uniforms, but most were elder ladies in layclothes. But when my parents transferred us to a school run by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, we were taught liberal "JP II" type Catholicism, watered down to more like social justice type instruction. I was one year in a secondary school (H.S.) in Tokyo staffed by very elderly Jesuits, and that's where I saw my first "make it up" Masses. In the USA, my Catholic H.S. was liberal too, so I never got what people would call a true "Catholic" education, even though my parents paid big enrollment tuitions. I saw my first Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in 1st grade in Tokyo, and never again until I started going to the Latin Mass last year. Very sad. My parents, who were educated in the 1970's didn't get Catholic education very much either.
My family parish is very liberal, and stopped ringing the Angelus they had done for years because the new pastor didn't want to offend the neighbors at 12:00pm even though no one ever complained. Maybe because he's now the only priest in the rectory built for 6 priests. But the Latin Mass parish has 4 FSSP (Fraternity of St.Peter) priests, all young. In their church, is like 1950's, everyone loves the Faith, knows the Faith, and practices it.
I think this former Nuncio actually was making vague criticism of the Vatican II Catholic Church, and very justified. Generations past the 1960's don't know anything of the Faith. What I know I taught myself, thru my own reading and personal devotions. My family is proud of me for keeping the traditions going, and teaching it to my little nieces and nephews because they are not getting it in school either, like I wasn't. Two gerations were lost thanks to Vatican II. Traditional Orders and Latin MAss have tried to preserve it, but with "Traditiones Custodes", Pope Francis and his people are trying to destroy it again. That is the work of the devil...no joke!
V.R.S.
An interesting testimony. Thank you.