Answer: a warm fuzzy feeling… trustworthy, for once.
A number of years ago, in an article titled “Frank Talk in The Age of Benedict”, the Catholic World Report had some favourable things to say about this bishop, and i
d have to agree. Its great to come across a bishop who`s willing to stand up and speak good stuff.
After reading in the mid-1990s that Mother Teresa (then still alive) was more worried about Communion in the hand than about anything else, my own feeling of guilt about receiving CITH started to grow until it forced a change to COTT…but it was a hell of a battle, not made any easier by an attempt by a priest to intimidate me to revert to CITH. When you suffer from intense anxiety, that sort of standover stunt causes terrible fear at Communion time, regardless of who the OF priest is. It takes away from the anticipation of receiving our Lord.
That was finally sorted out by switching to the TLM almost exclusively in late 2008. No choice about which way. Receiving Him in the context of a Solemn High Mass (FSSP) is sublime (understatement!), so all of the obstacles led to something far more reverent, dignified and beautiful than expected.
In primary school, though, i was terrified at Communion time, and gave the Sacraments the flick as soon as i got away from the nuns at the end of 1966, still very much TLM days. Stayed away from them for more than 20 years, and came back via CITH in 1990
s strange......the 20+ years away led to something good, and eventually, an appreciation of the good aspects of the TLM, something which wouldnt have happened if we had never been deprived of it. We don`t appreciate what we have until we lose it. So, for muggins here, and who knows how many countless others, all of the upheavals and abuses “since Vatican II” have benefitted us in an unexpected way.
My own conviction is that Pope John WAS inspired when he called Vatican II (which is unfairly blamed for the later abuses), and that Pope Benedict has begun to give us the TRUE fruits of V II.
God may be separating the geep from the shoats (stated on other threads, as well).
By altering a few words, the same interview could apply to altar girls. Better get ready for the flack.
Sorry…i got carried away!
Aren`t the Transalpine Redemptorists sedevacantists? Or maybe were?