I hope your new year is going well. I wanted to touch on the greatest thing this side of Heaven - The Mass. Many of us have friends and relatives who do not understand why we go out of our way to find a Latin Mass. What is wrong with the Novus Ordo?
I just had to go to a Novus Ordo Mass to be a witness to a Sacrament in the family. It was obvious to me that with the clapping, guitars, altar girls, extraordinary ministers for Holy Communion, Communion in the hand manifested in these "Catholics" proved to me that these people do not know the true teachings of the Church nor what is allowed and restricted even in a Novus Ordo Mass. The Mass is the unbloody sacrifice of Jesus at Calvary. If this is true, then it makes no sense to make this a celebration with guitars but to give great reverence and awe. We have gone from being participants at the foot of the cross - looking for a means of grace to repair the sins of the world to going to a "celebration" that gives us good feelings. Good feelings and lasting joy come from going to a solemn Latin Mass of great reverence and love for God and souls - we just don't have to jump up and down and clap to get those feelings.
Below is a link to OLRL.org which has a number of articles to help anyone understand what went wrong with the New Mass and why the Latin Mass is so important today. Please share! God bless you and your family and may Our Lady lead our family and friends back to the Latin Mass.
LATIN MASS -- not a matter of preference - it is a matter of Truth.
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 41 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!