Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Benedict XVI, Latin Mass and the Opus Dei

Benedict XVI's revert to Pre-Vatican II Latin Mass is one of the biggest sign that Opus Dei controls the Pope and the Vatican. The Opus Dei celebrates Mass everyday in Latin only for their highest elite members, the numeraries (equivalent to nuns and brothers) mostly lawyers, doctors and professionals who turn in all their salaries to Opus Dei. They use ornate vestments, ornate vessels in their ornate Opus Dei chapels and the Opus Dei priest turns his back toward the congregation. To be in one of those Latin Masses is to be transported out of the realities of this world.

This is their 69 Million dollar new 'house' in New York -- http://maypinska.com/pages/projects/buildbodylex.htm

See the million dollar houses (secret convents) of Opus Dei in the world --

That is why the Pope and the Opus Dei are against Liberation Theology because they want to dwell in their comfort Latin zone and therefore cannot stomach the sufferings of the poor. They also cannot stomach the sufferings of the 12,000 American victims of John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army.

See - http://www.jp2m.blogspot.com/ - On the Lot: MR. John Paul II and MRS. Josemaria de Opus Dei

See- http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2007/05/benedict-xvi-gods-rottweiler-appetite.html
-- Benedict mauls Jon Sobrino and Liberation Theology

So Benedict XVI, the clone child of John Paul II and his June Mystical Bride, St? Josemaria Escriba is now turning back the clock and going back to pre-Vatican II. They want Catholics to live in the past, and they expect to rule with the fabricated infallibility of the Pope.

Below is a letter written by Sherlock Holmes today to Sr. Maggie about the Latin Mass .

Sister Maggie:

Whatdya think about the 'approval' by Herr Ratzinger of the return to die Latin Mass?

Me I think he needs a lobotomy. The Church is going to hell in a hand basket {scandals}...and goofball Ratzinger is toying over the monumental?? issue of can they have a Latin Mass here and there!

So some gay celibate? priest is facing the altar mumbling [ so far as the lemmings in the pews would know or understand] the words in Latin, whilst the 'faithful' finger their beads or read the print of their ' dusted off ' missals dutifully standing, bowing, sitting at the appropriate times....ah does it gert any better than this?

Reminds me when that doddering old fool John Paul sent out the directive to all the Cardinals and Bishops of the world in the Jubliee Year to lock one entrance door to each of their churchs not to be opend until the New Year Eve whence the celebration of the event dubbed Sancta Porta would occur, conferring indulgences on all those who would pass through that door upon it being 'unlocked' after recitiating some monotonous prayer.

Look it up on Google - Sancta Porta....and there was George kneeling before his locked door.....what an oaf!

When I attend these services I watch as they file in…some genuflect before entering the pew….others amble over to the statute of the "most sacred heart" kneel, take out a coin deposit it, light a stick from an existing votive then light another and bless themselves and momentarily later, retreating to a pew content or fulfilled I suppose that by depositing a coin, lighting a votive and kneeling before a statue whilst reciting some prayer and no doubt a plea as well, that this practice offers some measure of hope that their prayer and plea has somehow quasi-liturgically been faxed to the recipient.

Almost reminds me of the Hindu practice of Puja, where one chants prayers to the statue of a god or goddess, offering the deity a seat, washing its feet, and giving it water….even going so far as to bathe and clothe the image in new garments, embellished with ornaments, perfumes and flowers placed before it. Sometimes incense is burned, or a lighted lamp is waved in front of the deity. Foods such as cooked rice, fruit, butter, and sugar are offered. Family members bow before the image, and sip { similar to blessing (?) themselves with Holy (?) water } the water they have given the god, and receive a portion of cooked food. The food and water are now considered to have been blessed by the deity for the devotees.

Then, whence the service commences…. again in unison, the prayers are droned…and at the instance of the recitation of the Gospel virtually the entire assemblage makes a sign of the cross with the back of the thumb mindlessly….routinely on their foreheads, lips and heart, always the thumb and just as always the back thereof - further evidence of the spontaneous, instinctive almost involuntary nature of this gesture.

At the conclusion of the service they shuffle out….many dipping their fingers into the holy water for one last blessing…..all of it by the way, done in an seemingly unconscious repetitious manner that always makes me wonder about the whole process…from start to finish.

It reminds me of the "drill" that takes place daily on every dairy farm across this country…as the herd makes it way, in the same "pecking order" worked out among the animals, to the "milking parlor" twice daily, 12 hours apart…without being summoned, exactly at the same time each day without watches or clocks…consistently and regularly day in and day out….truly amazing to see….all without the prompting of a bell….the summoning call of a "herdsman" or any other contrivance….just plain simple unwitting, thoughtless, routine behavior….a regimen so ingrained that 7 days a week and 52 a year they make the journey from meadow to milking parlor twice at the very same time daily, save those who periodically are "dried up" before being "freshened again"….farm lingo.

I dare not share my opinions with fellow parishioners out of respect for their feelings and sensibilities. They are after all good people trying as best as one can to lead the Christian life within the context of their upbringing……the familiarity of the Catholic experience.

Indeed when invited to pray for my own intentions after "we pray to the Lord"…I often ask that my heart be not hardened…or that I be forgiven for my somber callousness.

Yet, through it all I keep coming back to desperate feeling of wondering when if ever the Council of Priests Federations will stand up and petition the Bishops to overhaul the liturgy of this staid Church doing away with some of the meanigless passages of the old testament as meaningfull excerpts of 'scripture' upon which or from which the believer can obtain any spiritual worth or growth for leading their 21st century lives **….realizing at the same time the enormous conflicts that resulted with previous changes, English language supplanting the Latin mass, altar and priest reversed, sign of peace the advent of 'altar girls' etc.

** example:

Jer: 1:4-5,17-19

The word of the LORD came to me, saying: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you.

But do you gird your loins; stand up and tell them all that I command you. Be not crushed on their account, as though I would leave you crushed before them; for it is I this day who have made you a fortified city, a pillar of iron, a wall of brass, against the whole land: against Judah's kings and princes, against its priests and people. They will fight against you but not prevail over you, for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.

What say ye Sister Maggie?....have I not disturbed your comfort zone one bit?....for that is not my intent for the mere sake of it ...but to ask thoughful thinking followers of Christ to ask themselves.....am I being led by goofy old men?

Sherlock Holmes

Links: http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-07-07-voa22.cfm --Pope Benedict Approves Wider Use of Latin Mass


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