[quote=Jakub]CCC Article 2 - # 1203
The liturgical traditions or rites presently in use in the Church are the Latin (principally the Roman Rite), but also the rites of certain local churches, such as the Ambrosian rite or those of certain religious orders, and the Byzantine, Alexandrian/Coptic, Syriac, Armenian, Maronite and Chaldean rites. In “faithful obedience to tradition, the sacred Council declares that Holy Mother Church holds all lawfully recognized rites to be of equal right and dignity, and that she wishes to preserve them in the future and to foster them in every way”. Sacrosanctum concilium 4.
Please stop persecuting those who prefer the Latin Tradition.
That’s all that needs to be said to this priest. He should never use the homily of the Mass to express any of his personal anti-Mass sentiments!
The TLM is equal in right and dignity to the Novus Ordo.
Some priests feel a great desire to stamp out any leanings toward the TLM. Perhaps they feel threatened because they’ve never been taught the beauty of the TLM, nor have they really learned Latin in their seminaries! Perhaps they fear that some in the pews might like to attend the TLM on the other side of town and want to throw a little mud in that direction…:tsktsk:
Many people use the tactic of putting others down to make themselves look good. Putting down the TLM doesn’t make the Novus Ordo appear “better than” the TLM, it just makes the priest look like an ignorant, pompous baffoon. (I attend Novus Ordo, btw)
About three weeks ago, I endured a similar homily by our deacon, and I’ve heard him express it before: we’re the educated, enlightened, post VII generation, while our grandparents – lowly, uneducated pre-VII immigrants – didn’t know what the heck was happening during Mass! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Enfuriating. Most of the folks in the pews (and parading around the altar) in my enlightened, educated, post VII parish don’t seem to have a clue what the Church teaches about any number of subjects, and don’t even know how to show reverence to the Blessed Sacrament. At least my poor Polish Gramma always exemplified undeniable Faith and never expressed dissent, in word or deed.
stepping off soapbox now :o