Please watch this video in its entirety. Discussion below.
So in the name of "unity", the pope and his progressive lemmings want to ban TLM "only-ism", essentially forcing priests devoted to the TLM to say Novus Ordo Masses because of "rigidity" or other such nonsense.
It seems to this lowly layperson that the pursuit of "unity" must work both ways, right? Where's all this "dialogue" that was supposed to be a hallmark of this papacy? The word "dialogue" means a two-way conversation, some "give and take" on both sides, right?
Therefore, if the vatican wants to rid the world of that deadly plague known as TLM-only-ism, surely it wishes to do the same of what can be similarly called NO-only-ism. We eagerly await the announcement that all Novus-Ordo priests will be obliged to learn the traditional Latin Mass, and that henceforth it must be taught in all seminaries. In other words, each and every Roman Catholic priest (of course bishops are priests, too) will be able to celebrate both forms of Holy Mass! Not only that, but the NO priests will be called upon to celebrate the Latin Mass periodically, just as the TLM priests will be ordered to celebrate NO Masses! What's that you say? "Don't hold my breath"? What???
Would that what I proposed facetiously in my last paragraph was what the pope had in mind. I only stated it, however, to illustrate the hypocrisy and double-standards. I will say this for them, though. As evil as the vatican inhabitants are, they at least understand the principle "lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivandi". Too many Catholics, faithful and well-meaning though they be in other areas, simply fail - or refuse - to understand that principle. They fail to accept how they compromise their own faith when they giggle at jokes from the pulpit or sing some heretical poop for the offertory or clap for some individual during Mass.
Let's look at what the Council of Trent says about the Holy Mass. Scroll down a bit and read Canon IX. "If any one saith, that the rite of the Roman Church, according to which a part of the canon and the words of consecration are pronounced in a low tone, is to be condemned; or, that the mass ought to be celebrated in the vulgar tongue only; or, that water ought not to be mixed with the wine that is to be offered in the chalice, for that it is contrary to the institution of Christ; let him be anathema " So anyone banning the use of Latin is anathema.
That said, we note with displeasure the words attributed to Cardinal Parolin: "We must end the Old Latin Mass forever". If he said this, he stands in direct disobedience to the Council of Trent. However, as noted above, these fellows understand "lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivandi". They acknowledge, albeit grudgingly, the superiority of the Tridentine Rite. Whether or not they succeed in driving the TLM out of Catholic parishes remains to be seen. We must, however:
- Be praying our Rosaries that Our Lord protect the Holy Mass
- Be supporting those priests who do offer the Traditional Mass, both by our attendance and with our dollars.
- Be prepared to go underground to celebrate Mass properly.