|Posted by [email protected] on September 8, 2014 at 3:20 AM|
Now I agree the way the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite is in most parishes with the abuses, that even John Paul I had to deal with in his own Diocese as a young bishop, but he being a Man of God and Faithful Son to the Church and a True Shepherd, he went after those who put those abuses into his Diocese; it doesn't just end at fixing the errors of the Liturgy of the Ordinary Form, it must be a complete overall of the Diocese; as he did in Vittorio Vento.
What is needed to be done?
1. The re-instruction of the clergy on how to be proper priests, men of great prayer, men of God, Faithful Sons of the Church and to be True Shepherds.
This means the teaching of the seminarians, how they are chosen must change. No more seminaries that feel, look, sound and smell like a college campus; full of the world, full of secularism, modernism, and all the other worldly heresies that corrupt the minds and hearts of all people. This includes removing sporting events from the Seminary, because the Seminary is a place to grow closer to God in prayer and study, learning to become a holy priest or deacon by growing in the spiritual life; as taught by the Church from the beginning.
1.1. The way the seminarians live at the seminary must be simple: 1 bed, 1 book case, 1 desk, 1 chair, 1 light, a crucifix on the wall, a prayer desk, and bathroom necesities for their private but simple bathroom. The seminary itself should be a cloistered area; meaning silent for reflection and prayer; talking to God. In the Seminary itself, the spoken language will be Latin, those preparing to enter the seminary would not be at home, but living on the property in a different building, taking Latin courses, introduction courses. Then once admitted, they will go through a type of removal of the clothes of the world by receiving their black cassock to wear; plus Rosary; and two extra cassocks to hang in their room.
1.2. The Seminary must not be built around the school works or grades, but around Prayer time for the seminarians; meaning classes should be hard and teach the classics: Church Fathers, Aristotle, Cicero, Doctors of the Church, Holy Saints who were great teachers, the writings of all the Popes, proper study of Sacred Scripture, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, All the Council Documents of the Church. Also study the works of Joseph Ratzinger, Romano Guardini, Josef Piper, G.K. Chesterton, Belloc, Msgr. Ronald Knox, Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman.
In the time that the seminarians are not in class, they are to be in prayer, getting spiritual direction multiple times a day, daily confession, Eucharistic Holy Hours, and speaking with their instructors. To know how they will be graded, they will be given an oral examine in-front of the student and instructor body, given a subject to give a lector on and then must defend it from the rigourous questioning, then receive the council from the instructors and they will tell them how they did.
They will learn how to offer Mass in the Traditional Manner in facing the Lord; and learn to offer the Ordinary Form and Extraordinary Form, all in Latin. There will be No Concelebrant; the priest will do it as in the Traditional Latin Mass for the Ordinary Form. The Deacons will learn their parts in both forms. The Sign of Peace will be hardly or not at all used, because it is optional.
On hearing Confessions, the priest will do so in the Traditional Manner, by having that piece of cloth over the edge where the person confessing their sins kisses it at the end. Baptisms will be in Latin, and the Traditional manner. Teaching the priest and deacon on how to do the Last Rites will be of the Traditional Manner. Weddings will be done with Mass and same with the Requeim Mass for the dead. Teaching on how to do Adoration and Benediction will also be more Traditional, and all the rest.
By the end of Seminary, they should be Men of God and of Prayer and Shepherds.
2. The Re-doing the Catechism Instruction For The Lay Faithful
I resort to John Paul I's document as Cardinal.
"CATECHESIS AND CHRISTIAN COMMITMENT" https://www.facebook.com/notes/pray-for-servant-of-god-pope-john-paul-i-to-be-canonized/catechesis-and-christian-commitment-albino-cardinal-luciani/320686414779067
3. The Re-Instruction On Proper Music For The Sacred Liturgy
The choir members and choir instructor must be properly re-instructed on what the Church has taught from the beginning and taught at Vatican II and still says on what Sacred Music is to be used: meaning these tools must be used and shared with them, http://www.sanctamissa.org/en/music/
Gregorian Chant is to remain in it's Proper Place and be held over all other music used in the Liturgy. Vatican II said, "Gregorian Chant must be kept in it's Pride and Place and be the model for other music used in the liturgy."
This document MOST OF ALL must be used to Restore The Music In the Mass: Pope St. Pius X's Motu Proprio Tra le Sollectudini or Instruction on Sacred Music. http://www.adoremus.org/MotuProprio.html
In his day as Pope, the Mass, the Music was just as horrible as it is today. He loved beautiful music, especially Sacred Music used in the Mass, while he was correcting these abuses, there were some; including in the Vatican that played the horrible "non-sacred" music and it bugged him, and he couldn't stand it. Let me share his letter to the Cardinal Vicar of the Diocese of Rome:
"Papal Letter to the Cardinal Vicar of Rome - December 8, 1903
Among the cares of the pastoral office, not only of this Supreme Chair, which We, though unworthy, occupy through the inscrutable dispositions of Providence, but of every local church, a leading one is without question that of maintaining and promoting the decorum of the House of God in which the august mysteries of religion are celebrated, and where the Christian people assemble to receive the grace of the Sacraments, to assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Altar, to adore the most august Sacrament of the Lord's Body and to unite in the common prayer of the Church in the public and solemn liturgical offices. Nothing should have place, therefore, in the temple calculated to disturb or even merely to diminish the piety and devotion of the faithful, nothing that may give reasonable cause for disgust or scandal, nothing, above all, which directly offends the decorum and sanctity of the sacred functions and is thus unworthy of the House of Prayer and of the Majesty of God. We do not touch separately on the abuses in this matter which may arise. Today Our attention is directed to one of the most common of them, one of the most difficult to eradicate, and the existence of which is sometimes to be deplored in places where everything else is deserving of the highest praise -- the beauty and sumptuousness of the temple, the splendor and the accurate performance of the ceremonies, the attendance of the clergy, the gravity and piety of the officiating ministers. Such is the abuse affecting sacred chant and music.
And indeed, whether it is owing to the very nature of this art, fluctuating and variable as it is in itself, or to the succeeding changes in tastes and habits with the course of time, or to the fatal influence exercised on sacred art by profane and theatrical art, or to the pleasure that music directly produces, and that is not always easily contained within the right limits, or finally to the many prejudices on the matter, so lightly introduced and so tenaciously maintained even among responsible and pious persons, the fact remains that there is a general tendency to deviate from the right rule, prescribed by the end for which art is admitted to the service of public worship and which is set forth very clearly in the ecclesiastical Canons, in the Ordinances of the General and Provincial Councils, in the prescriptions which have at various times emanated from the Sacred Roman Congregations, and from Our Predecessors the Sovereign Pontiffs. It is with real satisfaction that We acknowledge the large amount of good that has been effected in this respect during the last decade in this Our fostering city of Rome, and in many churches in Our country, but in a more especial way among some nations in which illustrious men, full of zeal for the worship of God, have, with the approval of the Holy See and under the direction of the Bishops, united in flourishing Societies and restored sacred music to the fullest honor in all their churches and chapels. Still the good work that has been done is very far indeed from being common to all, and when We consult Our own personal experience and take into account the great number of complaints that have reached Us during the short time that has elapsed since it pleased the Lord to elevate Our humility to the supreme summit of the Roman Pontificate, We consider it Our first duty, without further delay, to raise Our voice at once in reproof and condemnation of all that is seen to be out of harmony with the right rule above indicated, in the functions of public worship and in the performance of the ecclesiastical offices.
Filled as We are with a most ardent desire to see the true Christian spirit flourish in every respect and be preserved by all the faithful, We deem it necessary to provide before anything else for the sanctity and dignity of the temple, in which the faithful assemble for no other object than that of acquiring this spirit from its foremost and indispensable font, which is the active participation in the most holy mysteries and in the public and solemn prayer of the Church.
And it is vain to hope that the blessing of heaven will descend abundantly upon us, when our homage to the Most High, instead of ascending in the odor of sweetness, puts into the hand of the Lord the scourges wherewith of old the Divine Redeemer drove the unworthy profaners from the Temple. Hence, in order that no one for the future may be able to plead in excuse that he did not clearly understand his duty and that all vagueness may be eliminated from the interpretation of matters which have already been commanded, We have deemed it expedient to point out briefly the principles regulating sacred music in the functions of public worship, and to gather together in a general survey the principal prescriptions of the Church against the more common abuses in this subject.
We do therefore publish, motu proprio and with certain knowledge, Our present Instruction to which, as to a juridical code of sacred music (quasi a codice giuridice della musica sacra), We will with the fullness of Our Apostolic Authority that the force of law be given, and We do by Our present handwriting impose its scrupulous observance on all." -
"I General principles
1. Sacred music, being a complementary part of the solemn liturgy, participates in the general scope of the liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. It contributes to the decorum and the splendor of the ecclesiastical ceremonies, and since its principal office is to clothe with suitable melody the liturgical text proposed for the understanding of the faithful, its proper aim is to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be the more easily moved to devotion and better disposed for the reception of the fruits of grace belonging to the celebration of the most holy mysteries.
2. Sacred music should consequently possess, in the highest degree, the qualities proper to the liturgy, and in particular sanctity and goodness of form, which will spontaneously produce the final quality of universality. It must be holy, and must, therefore, exclude all profanity not only in itself, but in the manner in which it is presented by those who execute it.
It must be true art, for otherwise it will be impossible for it to exercise on the minds of those who listen to it that efficacy which the Church aims at obtaining in admitting into her liturgy the art of musical sounds. But it must, at the same time, be universal in the sense that while every nation is permitted to admit into its ecclesiastical compositions those special forms which may be said to constitute its native music, still these forms must be subordinated in such a manner to the general characteristics of sacred music that nobody of any nation may receive an impression other than good on hearing them."
4. The Re-Instruction Of The Entire Flock:
To Inform Them What was taught before the Council of Vatican II is still valid and that the Eucharist is Jesus' body, blood, soul and divinity truly present in the tabernacle, that the parish church or cathedral is the House of God and must be treated as so, that no one can come in and play around in it, to create alot of noise, watch movies in it, or use it for any secular or modern events.
The parish church and cathedral is a place of prayer, where the One True Sacrifice of the Cross takes place in the Mass, that when you enter, God is there and you must be respectful, reverent when you come inside.
It's not a hall to meet your friends or talk to them, it is there for you to spend time speaking with God in prayer. That Holy Communion is not a snack or pub, but where we receive, eat and knaw on the Flesh of God and Drink His Blood as he commanded us in the Gospel of John. And you must not just stroll up and receive it in a un-proper, un-devotional and un-reverent manner, either on the tongue while standing if you can't kneel or kneel and receive it on the tongue is the prefered way it should be done.
That when one comes to Mass or just enter the church, they should be properly clothed; not like they're going to the beach, or sporting event, or at a fashion show, but properly, modestly and simply dressed. Also to make sure the women know about veiling their head inside the church.
About which Traditional groups or orders that offer The Traditional Latin Mass but are in schism or is not in union with the Catholic Church; meaning The Society of Saint Pius X and Those who believe there hasn't been a "true Pope" since Pope Pius XII.
Who can you go to that offers The Traditional Latin Mass if your Diocese doesn't offer it yet? The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter: http://www.fssp.org/en/index.htm Check with the Ecclesia Dei Latin Mass Directory http://ecclesiadei.org/masses.cfm Monks Who Belong to this: Abbaye de Solesmes: http://www.solesmes.com/GB/entree.php Clear Creek Monks are of it in Oklahoma: www.clearcreekmonks.org the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming: http://www.carmelitemonks.org/ Christ The King Institute, Soverign Priest http://www.institute-christ-king.org/ Saint John Cantus in Chicago: http://www.cantius.org/ The Monks of Norica in Norcia Italy: http://osbnorcia.org/
I close with this, The Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite is not heretical, but must be celebrated properly and united in beauty, reverence, devotion and majesty of The Traditional Latin Mass or The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite; as Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said he wanted done with both forms of the Roman Rite when he released his beautiful document and Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum which freed up the Latin Mass totally so any priest can celebrate The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite without asking permission of the bishop, due to the bishops not accepting the Latin Mass nor wanting it.