posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 04:38 PM
reply to post by misinformational
It is far too long of an explanation to go into in great detail in this thread, but I will sumarize.
In the 60's, the ROman Catholic Church held the 'Vatican II' Ecumenical Council. This was a policy, course setting council which was an effort to
modernize and humanize the church. From this sprang such things as the Mass being performed in the common language of the congregation (prior all
Masses were in Latin only), they acknowledged multiple pathways to Heaven rather than the only pathway being through communion with the Church, they
strengthened the bishops' "power" within the chruch and opened the door for the Pope to be little more than a figurehead (prior to Vatican II, the
Papacy was tantamount in declaring Dogma... now it is done through debate within the Bishops' council), less emphasis placed on Original Sin,
including a virtual reversal of opinion on the Holy revelation regarding Limbo, MUCH less emphasis on the Bible as truths and more of a shift towards
the Bible as a guidebook of parables and literary examples.
There are other changes that occured, but these are the basics as I recall them. Many of these have been further acted upon, leading many Masses to
bear absolutely NO resemblance to the Tridentine Mass. I converted into a traditional RC parish, except the Mass was performed in English and one was
offered every Sunday in Latin. When I moved from that parish across the country to the Pacific NW, I found it impossible to adopt to the huge liberal
changes I experienced inside the church. I discovered that I had converted not into the 21st century Catholic Church, but rather into a parish of the
Church which had remained in the past. I have been looking for a traditional church ever since, even one which is out of communion with the See would
be a very welcome sight for me.