Sunday, 12 January 2014

Highlight: Spike Is Best Sums up well What Attitude Kills Traditionalism/Latin Mass

Hello Everyone,

Well, another blogger, "Spike is Best," has done a great job in dealing with the sickening attitude of the Trads Behaving Badly in a post on Traditionalism. He exactly deals with what is poisoning the progress of the Traditional Catholic movement and hence, the movement and progress of the Latin Mass in the Church. This is what I have found having been introduced to the Latin Mass two years ago. I am reprinting the words here in full, because in this instance, Spike is truly, Best.

"This is a blog post about "Traditionalism"

Pentimento has a good post up that I thought worth linking to: In Defense of the Folk Mass.

And for those who may have missed it, Colin Kerr wrote a good post about - in part - the latent gnosticism of those who call themselves "Traditionalists", not to mention the implicit schism of having two calendars (the Masses of which do not differ from each other in the same way that
the Greek Mass differs from the Coptic Mass, or the Coptic Mass differs from the Melkite Mass, but differ from each other in an entirely different way, since one was brought about to reform the other, albeit without replacing it, but as its reform nonetheless, meaning there must at some point be a unification.): Grace and the Form of the Mass.

"Traditionalist" by the way is an implicitly schism-fomenting title. And the FSSP is very careful about using that term as a defining principle - in fact, they don't. They are a fraternity in submission to the Pope and one of their charisms is that they celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

That's right: the two Masses are supposed to inform each other. That's what Pope Benedict XVI said. Meaning the Novus Ordo being informed by the Extraordinary Form so that it would resemble what was actually envisioned by the Second Vatican Council? No, we can't have that! The sectarian traditionalist fundamentalists prefer the eternal dualism where the Novus Ordo universe exists as the false Matrix which they - being the enlightened Neos - will dissolve by the true and real reality of Underground Zion!

And if not dissolved, they're happy with it being the target from which they can bounce as a sounding board their precious preferences (rather than disposing their relationship with liturgy in the encounter with Christ, the Lamb who was slain who is at the heart of the Mass) by which they congratulate themselves for having such good tastes and their tastes also happen to be their salvation.

And why they prefer this?

Because there is no way the Extraordinary Form can reform the Novus Ordo without itself also being reformed. Because that is why the Novus Ordo came about, as its reform. Was it intended for the two Masses to go alongside in perpetuity with neither the twain ever meeting - and melding? Would Bendict have said that they are to inform each other if that was the case?

Nope. How so? Refer to the above paragraph. Because if the 1962 Mass does not get informed by the Novus Ordo resulting in it being changed, that means that the 1962 Liturgy is something Divinely Ordained beyond any change, which amounts to a denial of Vatican II. How the two Masses can inform each other without a melding point, in other words, while pretending to exist like they differ from each other in the same way that the Coptic Mass differs from the Melkite Mass, is, well, up to your own imagination I guess.

That's not my point anyways. They may very well not "meld". My point is that certain "Traditionalist Catholics" intuitively know the above (how reforming the Novus Ordo means reform of the 1962 Mass) and will show condemnation towards the Reform of the Reform. Is that why certain self-identifying "Traditionalists" are cynical about the phrase, "Reform of the Reform"?

You would think that these folks who write on the blogosphere about how saving the liturgy is to save the world - you would think these people would be all over the Novus Ordo, getting father to tweak various parts of the Mass towards Latin, like the Agnus Dei, towards chant (like father chanting the Gospel), towards having six candles on the altar, towards the tiniest littlest things that make a little tiny step closer to what was actually envisioned by the Second Vatican Council - you know, brick by brick.

Really they don't like brick by brick. They like throwing the bricks. Throwing them in their own condescending superiority. You might almost say it's like they've hijacked Summorum Pontificum.

And just a friendly neighbourhood reminder: Rorate Caeli is the schismatic-but-without-the-guts-of-declaring-it blog that on the very heels - within minutes in fact - of the public declaration of the election of Pope Francis posted "The Horror" as their reaction, and did not offer any sort of apology stating their filial obedience to the Holy Pontiff. Thus, everything they post, write, disseminate, can be dismissed out of hand without second thought whatsoever, in the full comfortable knowledge that the neo-orthodoxy which they present is entirely floated."

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