We often hear from our beloved clerics that the statistics in Mass attendance are decreasing and the faith of many of those who identify as Catholic has been lost. How often do you see what I identify as “holiday catholics”; that being Catholics that only attend Mass on specific feast days and holidays out of routine but do not actually care about the faith nor think about it?
We often hear about this “new evangelization” from the hierarchy. The question is this; what progress have we made from this “new evangelization”? Sadly, many clerics would interpret a “new evangelization” as a way of converting those outside the church and even inside by using watered down theology and liturgy in order to be accepted and “pastoral”. What are the results of this?
The lukewarmness of the faith since our beloved prelates have been mislead with a plague from Satan that only deceives souls, something we need to take to prayer so our beloved clerics may notice their errors, strive for holiness, and conquor over Satan’s attacks and all of Hell itself.
What better prayer is there than the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? What liturgies are better than those accepted by the Council of Trent for all time; that being the Latin Rites of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern rites, in which explicitly express Catholic orthodoxy? As the angelic doctor of the Church Saint Thomas Aquinas has repeated: “Lex Oriendi, Lex Credendi”. The way we pray is how we will believe; and boy wasn’t he right?
Let’s be honest here; when the ways of the world are initiated in the liturgy in order to “connect with the people” and to “get with the times” we only see the negative results that the hierarchy complains about. My only question is this; what did you expect? If we believe in the false doctrines of the world and teach it from the pulpits or dismiss them and justify them rather than teaching Catholic truth; the faithful will obviously accept the doctrines of the world as okay and even infallible in some cases. If we pray like the world by bringing in a folk band while Father Gregory dances infront of the Altar and Sister Nancy hands out communion with her fellow extraordinary ministers in jeans and t shirts; the whole essence of the Sacririce of Calvery will be lost and only decrease the faith of the flock since dogma is hardly practiced nor taught anymore.
Solution? Bring back the Latin Mass. Bring back Catholic orthodoxy and identity. Remove innovation.