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The Gift of Piety, The Ancient Rites, and the Charismatic Movement

When studying the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost, we are given the knowledge that one of the amazing gifts is known as piety. According to the Oxford dictionary, Piety is: “The quality of being religious or reverent.”

This is what we explicitly express in the traditional liturgies of the Catholic Church that were handed down by the apostles and the saints since they do not only bring attention the divine truths of our faith, but it also gives the respect due to our dear Lord, Jesus Christ, since He becomes present in the consecrated elements of Bread and Wine.

This explains why Pope Pius V and the Council of Trent explicitly codified the ancient rites for all time and why new ones cannot be constructed, under the pain of anathema.

“If any one saith, that the received and approved rites of the Catholic Church, wont to be used in the solemn administration of the sacraments, may be contemned, or without sin be omitted at pleasure by the ministers, or be changed, by every pastor of the churches, into other new ones; let him be anathema.”

Again, These ancient rites in themselves are handed down from the apostles when they went and preached the gospel to each and every corner of the earth as Christ commanded. Matthew 28:18 – 20:

And Jesus coming spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.”

For those of you who are not aware of what the ancient rites are, these are the Latin, Armenian, West Syrian, East Syrian, Byzantine, and Alexandrian liturgies that are used by the 23 (now 24) Sui Juris Churches of the Catholic Church. While different and diverse in culture, all of these ancient apostolic rites are equivalent in reverence and holiness and should be treated as such.

When examining all the ancient rites of the Catholic Church, both eastern and western, it explains why all of the liturgies are identical in their essence and reverence. Even though they are diverse cultural wise, they unite the Church because of their nature, excluding all innovation. This is because Christ commanded that this be done and explains why the apostles and early church fathers passed them down, something we know as Apostolic Tradition or Sacred Tradition. As Saint Paul stated: “Now I praise you, brethren, that in all things you are mindful of me: and keep my ordinances as I have delivered them to you.” ( 1 Cor 11:2)

When we look at the state of the Church today within her liturgical celebrations, one thing we most likely see are things that contradict tradition. We see many abuses such as communion in the hand, altar girls, extraordinary ministers, contemporary music and bands in church, and charismatic praise and worship music that is identical to a heretical Protestant service; something that is especially seen within the Neo Catechumenical way, life teen, and many other charismatic movements that are all heretical in their nature due to their modernist theology and philosophy which is clearly shown in their worship. 

Even though the Charismatics constantly repeat that we need a “renewal of the Holy Spirit” and that they “Feel the Holy Spirit” in their worship, can we honestly conclude that this is the same Holy Ghost of the Divine Trinity, or a devil that deceives the flock by convincing them that they are receiving gifts from heaven that inspire a feel good atmosphere and reckovation of Catholic identity? While many of these abuses are done out of ignorance and most likely innocence due to the misleading teachings of the conciliar hierarchy, can we honestly say that these new and heretical practices are from the Holy Ghost, God Himself? Absolutely not! To say otherwise would be blasphemy. The Holy Ghost is God, equivalent in Nature to The Father and The Son, and cannot change! “Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass.” (Matthew 24:35). And since the Holy Ghost is God and Is Christ: “Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today; and the same forever.” (Hebrews 13:8).

So where am I going with this? This same Holy Ghost, my dear brothers and sisters, is the same Holy Ghost that inspires the Gospels, the infallible statements of the Popes, the Councils and its anathemas. This same Holy Ghost stated the following at the Second Council of Nicea:

“Let everything that conflicts with ecclesiastical tradition and teaching, and that has been innovated and done contrary to the examples outlined by the saints and hereafter at any time be done in such a fashion, be anathema.”

But don’t take my word for it, Pope Pius X repeats this by stating the following:

“But for Catholics nothing will remove the authority of the second Council of Nicea, where it condemns those ‘who dare, after the impious fashion of heretics, to deride the ecclesiastical traditions, to invent novelties of some kind . . . or endeavor by malice or craft to overthrow any one of the legitimate traditions of the Catholic Church’. . . . Wherefore the Roman Pontiffs, Pius IV and Pius IX, ordered the insertion in the profession of faith of the following declaration: ‘I most firmly admit and embrace the apostolic and ecclesiastical traditions and other observances and constitutions of the Church’.”  – Pope St Pius X, Encyclical Against Modernism (Pascendi)

So my Charismatic friends.. who are you really praying to? Let us continue to pray that our hierarchy and mislead brothers and sisters return to Tradition.

               St. Thomas Aquinas

“It is absurd, and a detestable shame, that we should suffer those traditions to be changed which we have received from the fathers of old.” – The Decretals (Dist. xii, 5) Cited by St. Thomas Aquinas in the Summa Theologica, II, I, Q. 97, art. 2.

 

For more information:

 https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/07/04/message-to-the-charasmatic-movement-by-the-ethiopian-rite-catholics/
https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/why-traditionalists-object-to-a-new-liturgy-dogma/

https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/daily-post-the-liturgy-and-dogma/

https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/what-we-have-lost/

https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/the-novus-ordo-americanism-and-the-council-of-trent/

https://traditionalaltarboy.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/archbishop-bugini-on-the-novus-ordo-missae/

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Blessed Cardinal Henry Newman upon the ancient Rite 

  
Blessed. Cardinal John Henry Newman upon the unchangeable ancient Roman Rite of Rome. He mentions the third century since Pope Saint Gregory I had codified the ancient Roman Rite within the Roman / Western Rite Church, later being repeated by Pope Euguene The Third through Cardinal Torcumalta, Pope Pius III, Pope Pius V, The Council of Trent, and Pope Pius X in Tre La Secollundini for all time, henceforth it is unchangeable and no new rites can be constructed by any Pope, Cardinal, Bishop, Priest etc. 

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Why Traditionalists object to a new liturgy: Dogma. 

 
Not only is Catholic doctrine and dogma handed down through Scripture, it is handed down by Sacred Tradition as well. Objectively speaking, the ancient and Apostolic liturgies celebrated and handed down by the early church are apart of Sacred Tradition since it expresses what the Church believes, as Saint Basil explains. This is the very reason why we Catholics who uphold Tradition are very strict when it comes to properly celebrating the liturgy, simply because we wouldn’t want souls to be harmed by innovation and blasphemy. But then again, what good Catholic would?

When the Protestant heresy was spreading throughout the West in the 16th century after Martin Luther and other Protestant theologians and founders were in protest against Catholic doctrine and Dogma, the Church has responded with a Ecumenical Council called the Council of Trent. At this council the heresies of Protestantism were condemned since they are heretical in their nature and both contradict and challenge Church teaching. 

At this Sacred Council inspired by The Holy Ghost, Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Pius V – who headed the council after Pope Paul III of good memory passed away – infallibly ordered that new liturgies cannot be constructed for the very reason that heresies, abuses, blasphemies, and innovations are within them and will only destroy the faith of many. As Saint Thomas Aquinas has stated: The Law of Prayer is the Law of belief, or the way we pray is the way we believe: Lex Oriendi, Lex Credendi. 

Granted, it explains why we Roman Catholics that are faithful to the magisterium object to the illicit construction of a new liturgy that was released after the Second Vatican Council: that being the Novus Ordo Mass. It is a fact, and yes I have proof, that the constructors of the Novus Ordo mass were 6 Protestant Ministers and a excommunicated Freemason (since affiliation with the Masonic sect is a automatic excommunication), that being Archbishop Bugini, or as the Masons called him: Brother Buan. 

He himself has made it known in his own writings that his intention was to create a new liturgy that would be pleasing to those within the Protestant congregations so that we may not cause a division. 
“We must strip from our Catholic prayers and from the Catholic liturgy everything which can be the shadow of a stumbling block for our separated brethren that is for the Prostestants.” – Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, main author of the New Mass, L’Osservatore Romano, March 19, 1965
Some would ask: “Wouldn’t making a liturgy that we can all agree upon only unite all Christians? Isn’t this a good thing and will only help build bridges and convert people back to the church?” 

While it is good that there is the intention to convert non Catholics for the salvation of their soul, it is impossible to make a liturgy that would be pleasing to all religions simply because we all uphold different beliefs, ours being orthodox while non Catholics are heterodox and heretical. If we would make a “ecumenical liturgy”, we would have to depart from Sacred Tradition and remove Catholic identity, but even worse, Catholic doctrine and dogma itself. 

Since Jesus founded the Roman Catholic Church in which teaches His Truth (1 Cor 3:15), The Church cannot ever change Her Teachings since Christ’s teachings doesn’t change for the very fact that He is Truth Himself. If truth were to “evolve” as the modernists suggests, that would mean that Christ is a liar which is only blasphemy. But we as Catholics know this isn’t true since Christ’s Words will never pass away. “Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass.” (Matt 24:35)

Plus, to water down the faith in order to ‘convert’ those outside the Church would never be a true conversion since they would still uphold their heterodox beliefs and practices. The watering down of the faith to be more appealing to non Catholics for ‘conversion’ is a error that Pope Leo XIII has condemned: that being the heresy of Americanism. 

So where does this leave us? It shows that we as the Church Militant are in a crises worse than we have ever seen before. But we must have Hope and trust in Our Lady, for Her Immaculate Heart will triumph as She has promised at Fatima in 1917 since She has warned in the Third Secret that a great apostasy will come from the Top, therefore the crises of faith after Vatican 2. So what do we do? We pray, Hope, and don’t worry as Padre Pio recommended. We stick to Tradition. We pray and work towards Catholic restoration. We combat heresy. We stay in the state of grace. We educate ourselves in the faith. We pray and work towards the restoration of the true Mass within the Roman Rite parishes, that being the Traditional Latin Mass (heck even the Ambrosian and Mozarabic since Trent accepted them!) 

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Bishop Fellay consecrates the parish of Our Lady of Sorrows

Here are some pictures and videos below that a dear friend of mine shared with me since she attends this parish herself. Also, please keep her in your prayers, she’s discerning the religious life. 

   
    
 

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Catholic humor – Altar Girls..? Yeah right! 

  

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Pope Gregory XVI on the destruction of the liturgy

  
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. 

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The Latin Rites of the Catholic Church

 

Mass celebrated in the ancient Ambrosian Rite Liturgy


Attention, there are several forms of The Traditional Latin Mass. You heard me right. There is one error that I found that many Catholics do not cover when it comes to the liturgy; that being proper terminology. When referring to what Pope Benedict XVI called the “Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite”: we commonly identify that as the “Traditional Latin Mass”.

In the Catholic Church we have what are called “Sui Juris Churches” meaning “Churches of their own law”. in which consist of 23 Churches with their own apostolic and ancient liturgy in communion with Rome. 
The Church with the highest population is called the Roman Catholic Church, The Latin Church, The Western Rite, Latin Rite etc. while the remaining 22 Churches belong to what is called the “Eastern Rites”, such as the Maronites, Ukrainian Byzantine rite, Chaldean, Coptic, Syriac, Melkite Byzantine etc in which are all under their own patriarchs in communion with the Pope of Rome; therefore the term “Catholic” in which means “universal” since Holy Mother Church is so diverse.
 Since today I will be covering the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, I will list the following rites in which the Roman Church still practices till this day. These rites list as the following:
1. The Roman Rite (Extraordinary Form being the proper form and the Sarum Rite (Anglican use from the 11th century)
2. Ambrosian

4. Mozarabic.

Each and every single one of these rites are passed down from the apostles through the Early Church Fathers, therefore the council of trent’s codification for each of these rites that were to be accepted for all time since they were older than 200 years old. To the every day Catholic, each of these rites are absolutely foreign due to the fact that the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (The True Roman rite) has been lost and forgotten after Vatican II due to liturgical experimentation with a new liturgy – in which did nothing but harm the faith; not to mention break divine law of Pope Pius V – and because most of these liturgies are only celebrated in specific dioceses, for example: the Ambrosian Rite in Milan Italy.  
Because of the fact that each of these liturgies are celebrated in Latin and are apostolic , ad Orientem, and ancient just like the Roman rite (Traditional Latin Mass); I would argue that these liturgies are also “Traditional Latin Masses”, however, different rites. So to put it simple, there is more than one form of what we know as the “Traditional Latin Mass”, however, we simply identify the “Latin Mass” as what we commonly know as the ancient Roman Rite. So for those of you who are new to Traditional Catholicism; do not be surprised when you see differences in the Ambrosian and the Mozarabic liturgy. What differences?
One good example would be that in the Ambrosian Rite, they incense the altar and the faithful ‘clock wise’ while we incense back and forth within the Roman Rite. Interesting huh? Also, while we solemnly sing Gregorian Chant, these other sacred Latin Rites have their own form of apostolic chant with their own names. You guessed it. Ambrosian and Mozarabic Chant. So I have some homework for you, learn your Latin Rite heritage and learn more about these rites that have been forgotten about. Tell Jimmy Papist that I sent you! Pax

 

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The lighting of candles

  
“It is a great pleasure to watch a well-trained server light or extinguish candles. It is an art, and in many places a lost art, owing to the hurry, want of method, and carelessness of the one who lights them.” -Brother Dom Matthew Britt (OSB) 

Remember, brothers, first genuflect (off of the altar step), then first light the candle closest to the tabernacle upon the epistle side, step off of the altar step and genuflect in front of it (in the middle), then repeat the routine on the gospel side.

 When extinguishing candles, you repeat this is the reverse order. (Gospel side then Epistle). Note: for a low mass, only the two low candles are lit. 

Catholic encyclopedia; “(4) At low Mass celebrated by any bishop, four candles are usually lighted, although the “Caeremoniale Episcoporum” (I, cap. xxix, n. 4) prescribes this number only for the more solemn feasts, and two on feasts of lower rite. 

(5) At a strictly low Mass celebrated by any priest inferior to a bishop, whatever be his dignity, only two candles may be used.” 

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Cardinal Sarah upon Ad Orientem

  
A brother in Christ has pointed out a article to me in which I found to be quite interesting. The quote that stood out to me was the one found within this very image upon Ad Orientem. As much as I am not a fan of Vatican 2 and conclude that it’s only a pastoral council (which Paul VI repeated himself), none the less this faithful Cardinal has repeated something that is nothing but pure truth. While he stated some other things such as suggesting we must listen to the council for traditional Catholicism (he is obviously mislead) he also states the following in which we see to be the case within the Novus Ordo Mass.

“The contemporary Western way of thinking, shaped by technology and dazzled by the media, has wished to turn the liturgy into a lucrative production. In this spirit, many have tried to make the celebrations festive. Prompted by pastoral motives, liturgical ministers sometimes stage celebrations into which elements of worldly entertainment are introduced. Have we not witnessed a proliferation of testimonials, acts, and applause? It is imagined that this will foster the participation of the faithful, when in fact it reduces the liturgy to a human plaything.”
To all of the Novus Ordo priests viewing this; if you won’t take the criticism from me, take it from a cardinal instead. 

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Oh now isn’t that cute, Father? 

  
This is going to lead to loads of hate mail from the Neo cons and other life queen, neocat, and youcat supports; but oh well. If you call this “reverence” then it just proves how deceived you are. Guess who else was laughing and dancing at Calvery? The Romans who mocked Christ as King. 

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