posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 05:21 PM
OK, I'm confused. You seemed to be very excited about the Tridentine Mass.
Not so much. No excitement here, but well aware of the massive upheaval caused by Vatican II.
The Latin Mass was the Mass of Roman Catholicism for roughly 1,500 years until the radical hippie 60's libs came along with Vatican II.
As a result of Vatican II, our Catholic schools are closing, no longer run by nuns. Convents and seminaries are shutting down. There is a severe
shortage of priests. The Mass has become a laughingstock of guitars, misplaced Tabernacles, Teen Masses, and all sorts of liturgical mishaps.
Today's Church is not the Church of my ancestors. In fact, it's not even recognizable from pre-Vatican II days.
Catholics don't worship Mary,
We can agree to disagree. Marian statues are aplenty in churches, homes, and private schools. You can say it's not "worship", but I am sure if some
of the Old Testament prophets were here, they would disagree. Idol worship is a violation of the First Commandment, and the Church is awash with
idols. Let's not go there.
On another point of yours that confuses me, there is nothing peculiarly Masonic about stepping down from a ritual height, or avoiding such a
distinction altogether, to greet people on a flat floor.
Ask a Mason. He'll beg to differ.
The elite communicate in symbolism. Any Mason will instantly recognize the Pope's actions regarding "meeting on the level". You will be hard pressed
to find other Popes that have ever acted likewise - He broke with tradition by this gesture.
Masons end all of their ritual meetings "on the level". The Worshipful Master steps down from his platform, and asks, "How should Masons meet?" The
brethren respond, "On the level." Pull out any Blue Lodge ritual book and read the closing ceremony yourself if you don't believe me.
4-4-2013 by CookieMonster09 because: (no reason given)