[quote=TNT]Come now, where is this venom at the CHURCH?
They have plenty of polemics toward churchMEN and have well supported it.
Their ONLY problem is DISOBEDIENCE to the Pope. They have no animosity to the Church, which they claim as their very own Mother!
But, if you find any venom to the CHURCH, post the location or a quote, I’ll adjust my thinking.
An anti-catholic bigot has venom to the Church.
*However, even if we could be certain of the validity of the Novus Ordo Masses celebrated in today’s Conciliar churches, it does not follow that they are pleasing to God.
**However, regardless of the gravity of the sacrilege, the New Mass still remains a sacrilege, and it is still in itself sinful.
However, it is not easy to have the assurance of a valid absolution, given the fact that the post-Conciliar Church consistently downgrades the reality and gravity of mortal sin, the benefits of confessing venial sins, the graces to be obtained from frequent confession, and the necessity of doing penance.
Consequently, if the New Mass is the expression of a new religion, it is because it obliterates the true, sacrificial function of the hierarchical priesthood, submerging it as a part of a community celebration.
[left]It consequently cannot be denied that Vatican II attempts to constitute a new religion in radical rupture with all of Catholic Tradition and teaching, a new religion whose principal purpose is to exalt the natural dignity of the human person and to bring about a “religious” unity of mankind.
[left]This new religion has been swallowed down unwittingly by many Catholics precisely because it hides, as a caricature, behind the outward appearance of Catholicism. The end result is a strange mixture of Catholicism and the new religion.
*This is the reason for which we have every right to condemn the post-Conciliar revolution for the new religion that it is, while at the same time we must respect the offices and functions of those who hold positions in the Church.
I’ll be waiting for that “thinking adjustment.”*