Do Not Look in Eyes of Priest
first read the title of this Newsletter, you will think this is a stupid
subject for an article, but it is not. You have to go back in history to the
start of all our problems with the Liturgy of the Mass since Vatican II, What many do not
know is that long before Vatican II, there were heretics who infiltrated the
Church from Communists and Masons, who wanted to destroy faith in the Liturgy
(the true presence of
One very small thing but not
without great importance was the teaching in the Seminaries before 1966 that
priest never look into the eyes of communicants but only at
Their ultimate goal was to change worship of God in the Eucharist to worship of each other. To do this they planed to take step by step to:
First: remove the Altar Rail, (See my article Stop Them At The Altar Rail )
Second, lower the altar and change it to a table, (At one time all altars were seven steps high)
Third, crowd the altar with lay men and women, (At one time not even an Emperor was allowed)
Forth, have lay men and women help in the Mass, (At one time only Deacons and Altar boys could help the priest)
move the altar to the center of the pews so that people would be looking at each
other instead of God in the Eucharist, (I have seen this happen in
Sixth, stop all physical reverence. (This means kneeling and praying and silence)
movements prompted Pope
However, they did form National Councils of Bishops in countries for the sole purpose of working out Ecumenical movements (methods of dialoging with non-Catholics). And so in 1966 the NCCBs (National Council of Catholic Bishops) was born.
made the Mass sound bland and casual instead of what its
supposed to be: sacred. But these liturgists have
been in charge of the translation of the Mass for decades, without
Without approval of
� Turned altars around so that the priest faces the people;
� Turned the altar into a table instead of a sacred altar
� Lowered the steps of the altar to almost the level of the people.
� Ripped down Communion rails;
� Moved lay people, men, women and choirs onto the altar
� Removed scarves off the heads of women
� Removed the Tabernacle from the center of the Church
� Removed statues and other signs of architectural reverence
� Used Extraordinary Ministers as Eucharistic Ministers
� Eliminated much of the physical reverence of kneeling and bowing
� Communion in the hand
� Distributed Communion standing, rather than kneeling;
� Latin outlawed in the Mass;
� The liturgy took second place to what they called social justice;
� Perhaps most important for average churchgoers, everyone became priests, diminishing the importance of real priests.
of these changes originated from
On the other hand, there were traditionalists most notably the Society of St. Pius X, which was founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. The traditionalists had many complaints about the New Mass some valid, some not-so-valid. And I have addressed the valid and not valid in my Newsletter - The Old Latin Mass
Over the years I have addressed the abuses by parishes and bishops in Newsletters over the past 20 years - Catholic Rights and Obligations - Kneeling For Communion - Stop Them At The Altar Rail - The Cookie Jar - Facing God
The Reform of the Reform
The reform of the
reform began in earnest in a secret
Earlier Cardinal Ratzinger had complained of the decentralization of liturgical decision-making. of fundamental innovations- and that innovation was a new independent authority for national conferences of bishops.
The first thing that Pope
He next had experts investigate Pope Paul VI and the suppression of the Tridentine Mass and he found that he never suppressed the Mass, but just made the NO the prime and the TM the extraordinary.
He then ordered that no Bishop anywhere in the world could deny a priest the choice of offering the Tridentine Mass and that if even a small amount of people in a parish wanted the Tridentine Mass, it must be offered at least once a week.
He recommended restoration of kneeling, genuflecting, bowing or even lying prostrate on the floor as gestures that express making ourselves small before God.
Conferences not under control
Next he ordered immediate changes to the NO in Redemptionis Sacramentum where he insists that abuses stop immediately like Extraordinary Ministers and running around the church shaking hands. But as I pointed out in a Newsletter eight years ago, these bishops did not obey anything in this document: Redemptionis Sacramentum and Clergy Obedience
In late January, Vox Clara released a statement saying its
work on a new English translation of the Roman Missal, the book of prayers used
at Mass, was nearly complete and must be implemented.
Why was this so important to the last five popes?
The temple was the most sacred place for the Jews of the Old Testament since it housed the ark of the covenant and was the place where the priest offered sacrifice (the blood of goats and bulls) for the atonement of the peoples' sins (Hebrews 9:3-5). Thus, the Old Testament Scriptures report: "The priests brought the ark of the covenant of the Lord to its place beneath the wings of the cherubim in the sanctuary, the holy of holies of the temple" (1 Kgs. 8:6).
All of this was
a foreshadowing of the New Covenant and the sacrifice made by
Now, the Book
of Daniel states about the Antichrist during the end times that "Armed
forces shall move at his command and defile the sanctuary stronghold,
abolishing the daily sacrifice and setting up the horrible
abomination" (Dan. 11:31). The reason why the reader knows that Daniel is
speaking about the end times and the Antichrist is because Jesus Himself refers
to this passage when He states: "When you see the abominable and
destructive thing which the prophet Daniel foretold standing on holy ground
(let the reader take note!), those in Judea must flee to the mountains"
(Mt. 26:15-16). And also
On the question
of the coming of our Lord Jesus
Consequently, it was thought that during the end times, the Antichrist will take over the Jewish temple and replace the Ark of the Covenant with an image of himself to be adored.
While this may
occur in the end times, it is probably not the primary and proper meaning of
the abomination of the "holy of holies." When the Author of Hebrews
speaks about the inner and "outer tabernacle" and the Jewish high
priest who used to enter the inner tabernacle called the "holy of
holies" (Heb. 9: 3-6), he states: "but only the high priest went into
the inner one, and that but once a year, with the blood which he offered
for himself and for the sins of the people" (Heb. 9:7). The Jews,
therefore, only sacrificed for sins in the "holy of holies" on a
yearly basis at the temple -- not on a daily basis. Once more, the Jewish
yearly temple sacrifice ended with the destruction of the Jewish temple in 70
AD shortly after the death of Jesus. So, because the Scriptures state that the
Antichrist will abolish the "daily sacrifice" on "holy
ground," this Scriptural passage is more likely a reference to the
Antichrist abolishing the daily sacrifice of the Mass in what will appear to be
the Catholic Church and to his replacing the Real Presence of
The Antichrist and Jn 6:66
The doctrine of
the Real Presence of Jesus
to deliberately exclude all acts of latria from the Eucharist,
would be to refuse to acknowledge the Incarnation or Jesus
information, however, is also related to the coming of a single man, the
part of this "certain wisdom needed here" for knowing who is the
Antichrist, as mentioned in the Book of Revelations, is connected
information about the Antichrist and the rejection of the dogma of the Real
Presence is most important for us today. For both Paul VI and
Paul VI has stated:
"There is a great uneasiness, at this time, in the world and in the church, and that which is in question is the faith. It so happens now that I repeat to myself the obscure phrase of Jesus in the Gospel of St. Luke: "When the Son of Man returns, will He still find faith on the earth?" It so happens that there are books coming out in which the faith is in retreat on some important points, that the episcopates are remaining silent and these books are not looked upon as strange. This, to me, is strange. I sometimes read the Gospel passage of the end times and I attest that, at this time, some signs of this end are emerging."
So, does this mean that we have arrived at the end of the world? Paul VI continues:
"We must always hold ourselves in readiness, but everything could last a very long time yet. What strikes me, when I think of the Catholic world, is that within Catholicism, there seems sometimes to predominate a non-Catholic way of thinking, and it can happen that this non-Catholic thought within Catholicism, will tomorrow become the stronger. But it will never represent the thought of the Church. It is necessary that a small flock subsist, no matter how small it might be."
Again, Paul VI
stated about the sign of the sun spinning and falling to the earth in the 1917
"We are now standing in the face of the
greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think
that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the
So, are we at
the point of the "great apostasy" which
But, whatever the case, there is no reason to fear, for the Scriptures state: "They (Gog and Magog) invaded the whole country and surrounded the beloved city where God's people were encamped; but fire came down from heaven and devoured them" (Rev. 20:8-9). So, even if most so-called Catholics apostatize and set up a "harlot" church larger than the true Church, this little Church made up of the Pope and a remnant will be victorious in the end (Rev. 17:16)!
So, there is
even reason to rejoice if we have arrived at the end times. For that time will
be the time when God will raise up the strongest and most courageous of
Such are the great men who are to come. By the will of God Mary is to prepare them to extend His rule over the impious and unbelievers. But when and how will this come about? Only God knows. For our part we must yearn and wait for it in silence and in prayer: "I have waited and waited."
Until this time
arrives, however, everyone ought to prepare for this "waited" moment
by heeding the words of
Mystic of the Holy Catholic Church
On November 27, 1902 and May 10, 1904, Our Lord and Our Lady announced the conspiracy to invent the "New Mass":
I give you a WARNING. The disciples who are not of My Gospel are now working hard to remake according to their ideas and under the influence of the enemy of souls a MASS that contains words that are ODIOUS in My sight.
When the fatal hour arrives
when the faith of my priests is put to the test, it will be (these texts) that
will be celebrated in this SECOND period... The FIRST period is (the one) of my
priesthood which exists since Me. The SECOND is (the one) of the persecution
when the ENEMIES of the Faith and of Holy Religion (will impose their formulas)
in the book of the second celebration..
These infamous spirits are those who crucified me and are awaiting the
"In their [priests] aberration, they will break their oaths. The Book of Life contains a list of names that rends the heart.
"Because of the little respect it has for the apostles of God, the flock grows careless and ceases to observe the laws. The priest himself is responsible for the lack of respect because he does not respect enough his holy ministry, and the place which he occupies in his sacred functions. The flock follows in the footsteps of its pastors; this is a great tragedy.
"The clergy will be severely punished on account of their inconceivable fickleness and great cowardice which is incompatible with their functions.
"A terrible chastisement has been provided for those who ascend every morning the steps of the Holy Sacrifice. I have not come on your altars to be tortured. I suffer a hundredfold more from such hearts than any of the others. I absolve you from your great sins, My children, but I cannot grant any pardon to these priests."
She mentions a pope who, at the last moment, will reverse his policies and make a solemn appeal to the Clergy. (Now by Pope Benedict)
But the Pope will not be
obeyed; on the contrary, an Assembly of bishops will demand even greater
freedom, declaring that they will no longer obey the Pope. (US Bishops?)
Liturgy Wars Coming (2010)