Here we go again.
Communion in the hand is not an error…
Lex Orendi, Lex Credendi.
Traditionalists believe the Church, guided by the Holy Spirit, developed the law of Communion in the Hand because of the respect it shows Our Lord and the very law strongly helps to transmit the faith of the Real Presense of Our Lord. Removal of the law has been accompanied by a tremendous crisis in this faith, this belief in the Real Presense.
It is quite legitimate to express the concern that this “giving in to the modern world” was a bad decision - a mistake and an error if you will - and to call for a return to the traditional practice.
Married priests: I think this is a bad idea, but it isn’t an error.
Saying it’s a bad idea is just another way of saying it’s a mistake or an error. Besides, what the world and the modernists are calling for is “allowing priests to marry”, not “allowing married to become priests”. There’s a difference. One might be allowed, one never can.
They’re right about women priests, but so was the pope with whom they disagreed.
They didn’t disagree with the pope about women priests.
The Roman Liturgy was not Protestantized.
The now ordinary form (N.O.) of the mass certainly “looks” and “sounds” more like a Protestant “worship service” than does the extraordinary form (TLM). And it’s back to the old Lex Orendi, Lex Credendi again.
The third secret thing has been answered over and over. Sr. Lucia said that the conditions had been met. You have to buy into a conspiracy theory
Conspiracies happen. The more I have looked into it, the more suspicious I am that this thing has really been answered completely.
As to the charge of modernism, the Council of Trent clearly stated that no discipline of the Church could lead the faithful into impiety.
Trent was defending the Mass and the liturgy from Protestants trying to make changes to conform to their new novel theology.[/FONT],
CANON VI.–If any one saith, that the canon of the mass contains errors, and is therefore to be abrogated; let him be anathema.
CANON VII.–If any one saith, that the ceremonies, vestments, and outward signs, which the Catholic Church makes use of in the celebration of masses, are incentives to impiety, rather than offices of piety; let him be anathema.
The fact that many of the changes in the Mass after VII are in sync - at least in their outward appearances - with the Protestant desires during the Reformation (and which Trent combatted) is problematic at best. If Lex Orendi, Lex Credendi is legit, and if a new* Lex Orendi* is accompanied by a crisis in the new Lex Credendi, perhaps we ought to have a little humility and return to the old, proven*, Lex Orendi. *
Modernism is a heresy. The Church is incapable of heresy. She is incapable of proposing heresy to the faithful.
The human side of the Church is quite capable of heresy, and there is a danger of transmitting these errors to the faithful. If this were not possible, Pope St. Pius X would not have warned against it. For crying out loud, this is just plain common sense:“That We should act without delay in this matter is made imperative especially by the fact that the partisans of error are to be sought not only among the Church’s open enemies; but, what is to be most dreaded and deplored, in her very bosom… what is much more sad, to the ranks of the priesthood itself, who…thoroughly imbued with the poisonous doctrines taught by the enemies of the Church…put themselves forward as reformers of the Church” I have just read, and am re-reading this little book again ($5 from Tan Books). Sheds light on so many of the problems in the Church today - very eye opening. I, like Pope St. Pius X, recommend it highly…
Peace in Christ!