[quote=PreVatII]Servus Pio XII,
If you are the future of Holy Mother Church, then there is hope for our post-Vatican II youth! God bless you.
As to sacred music: I am a huge fan of Hendrix, Cream, Van Halen, Aerosmith, et al. But NEVER during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. In fact, I can not think of one single song (they are not hymns by any means) that has been written since Vatican II that can hold a candle to Faith of our Fathers, Panis Angelicus, Regina Coeli, Hail Redeemer King Divine, Holy God we praise Thy Name, Lady of Knock and Ave Maria (Bach) to name but a few.
Our children will respond to sacred music and the beauty and majesty of Tradition if they are exposed to it. If the Mass is “dumbed down” they will leave…and for good.
PreVatII (like the name! mine was supposed to imply the same thing), have you ever heard of the Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri?
They are a fraternity of priests, given a seminary at the request of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, who use the liturgies in force in 1962, just prior to the Vatican II reforms. Not only are they growing in numbers (over 200 strong, in France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, the USA, Australia, Canada, Great Britain , Nigeria. and Benin), but they now have an ally in the office of Pontificus Maximus.
Take heart, friend. I believe that the liberal Catholics are in for a rather nasty knock when they find that their abuse of the post-Vatican II Church is put to a stop.
Speaking of the FSSP, I am seriously considering the priesthood, and the fraternity. I wish to celebrate the Mass of the first 2000 years of the Church, not of the last fifty.
My parents are less-than-thrilled with the viewpoints I have come to develop on the Liturgy, the role of laity, proper handling of the Eucharist, etc. They are rather for the reforms, and for allowing Protestants to continue to go misguided with-out any deterrent from the heresy they have come to follow. In addition, they consider the traditions of the Church, which are my view-points, “being extreme”. I can no longer talk with them about religion, and my Mom today said she is no longer supportive of me entering the priesthood (she said she wished I were a parent someday, and also that I can’t be a good priest with my “extreme” view-points). Not that, at this rate, there will be a priesthood for much longer.
What ever happened to Pio Nono’s “No salvation outside of the Church?”