Tuesday, May 01, 2007

My Traditional Catholic Wish List

1. Full access to the Tridentine Mass
2. Traditional priests who know their Latin, and give good spiritual advice
3. Gregorian Chant back in all our Churches
4. For all Catholics to have, and be taught, a strong and deep knowledge of the catechism.
5. Homosexual men/pedophiles to not be admitted to the seminary
6. Traditional bishops who uphold the teachings of the Church
7. Restoration of our seminaries to include good orthodox, traditional instruction. Out with the dissenters and heretics!
8. Away with active participation in the Liturgy
9. No more altar girls
10. A gradual replacing of the Novus Ordo Mass with the Tridentine Latin Mass
11. Homilies that teach about faith and morals
12. Less focus on ecumenism and more on conversions

Add your own wishes in the comments box below!

18 comments:

Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

I'll just take number 7.

Winnipeg Catholic said...

The one thing that conservatives seem to agree with me on... St. Joe Defender of the Faith!;) I wish that you'd place a 'modified' St. Joe image on your blog for St. Joe the Worker day!

All the Best, -B

paramedicgirl said...

WC, what is a "modified" image of St. Joseph?

Lynne said...

Eliminate receiving communion in the hand, put the altar rails back (and then we wouldn't need the flock of gray-haired women distributing communion).

If that sounds harsh, in the interests of full disclosure, I too have gray (silver!) hair.

Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

So dumb:

I meant number 6!

Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Corporal Punishment back in Catholic schools.

As I look back with my 20/20 retrospect vision, I realize now that every time I got whacked, I deserved it.

Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Can someone please tell me who exactly "St. Joe" is?

Is he any relation to St. Maggie? Or possibly St. Tommy? Do they all hang out with St. Markie?

C'mon, WC. Don't the Saints deserve just a wee bit more respect?

Christopher said...

I don't think replacing the N.O. Mass would be a possibility but, it should be an "Alternate" to TLM, maybe just have it as an option for weddings or funeral's, at the very least every parish should have an Mass of All time at least one of the times on Sunday!

also.
I cant stress how bad i want #9 to come true!

Nice blog!

marilena said...

i think you also left out one? modest dress, and women covering their head?

marilena said...

here are more wishes:

that the SSPX is united with Rome.
that there is no more free masonry in the church, and that the church
eliminates protestantism in it, what do i mean? hand clapping, dancing around the altar and so on.
protestant type hymns sung, drums and bands in the church. women wearing long dresses with long sleeves, and having their heads covered out of respect for our Lord. no immodest dress at all. no talking on cell phones, no acting like the church is ones personal entertainment center. more reverence for Christ and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. everyone actually acting like they love one another as Christ has loved us. i went to a NO Mass once, and some ladies were pretty snooty to parishioners acting like they own the church or that they are above everyone else. i would like to see a complete return to traditional Catholicsm.

Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

Number 6 is the total integration clause of the list. If you have six, you'll get the rest.

paramedicgirl said...

Cavey, how can we expect someone who doesn't even capitalize the Holy Name of God to call saints by anything other than slang, familiar terms?

Winnipeg Catholic said...

LOL

Awe and Fear of g-d....

Don't flatter yourself. Your tributes to the saints and to g-d by means of capitalization mean nothing. To me St. Joseph is like a buddy. And calling him St. Joe? My perogative. And capitalizing g-d as if it is a puny, worm-like earthly name rather than a completely unworthy reflection of g-d? Sheesh.

And neither is our stained glass, sky-scraping steeples, beautiful music and ornate liturgy anything but a means to help the traddish reach ot to g-d. G-d is present wherever two or more of us gather. In prisons, next to water coolers, next to hospitl beds.

paramedicgirl said...

WC said...And capitalizing g-d as if it is a puny, worm-like earthly name rather than a completely unworthy reflection of g-d? Sheesh.

WC, capitalizing God's name is just a small measure of the respect that we owe to God. A very small measure, but due Him nonetheless.

Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

PMG,
"Respect"? That isn't in the lexicon of Roman Protestants.

"Warm and Fuzzy"... that's a different story.

Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

Well my reasons for capitalizing Him, His, Us, God, and so on is because in many cases it makes whatever one is reading / writing easier to understand for the next guy and for onself.

I admit I get a little annoyed when reading books (one I am reading now in fact) that do not capitalize personal pronouns and attributes because sometimes it really complicates matters. For instance, the author (a priest) of a book I am reading on the theology of the Eucharist speaks about the "being" (thomistic) of the unconsecrated bread and wine, but, in context one is actually not sure whether he is talking about Being (God) or being until one gets to the very end of his argument.


I also do it because it speaks to the Otherness that is proper to God. It helps to remind me of my position as created out of nothing and sustained in existence by His Will. Where He is I AM, I am i am, or (I AM) in brackets indicating I do not possess self existence but am dependent: I AM>i am.

As to Joseph: for some time I was nagged by a sense I was ignoring him. He is, after all, the father (small f...you get my point...I do not like this "foster-father business one bit...he's a little more than that...at least, to the modern western mind, "foster-father" does NOT convey the same meaning that it would back in BC/AD Judea...or even Rome!) of the Son of God, husband of the Immaculate Conception, head of the human "holy trinity" (small again), and in direct command of both Jesus and Mary and their guardian as chosen from all eternity by the Father.

I thought that simply St. Joseph didn't quite do it...for me, who needs lots of helps and reminders.

I decided I would call him, "My Lord Joseph." That is what I do.

e.g.
"My Lord Joseph, please, please will you help me to be a good man, and good father?"

When I engage in the dialogue inside my head that is also how I refer to him, "My Lord Joseph."

When speaking with Joseph and Mary as I go about my business I always begin by bowing my head (inside my minds eye as it were) first to Joseph, then to Mary, and without looking up (until I have finished the address) I just say "My Lord...My Lady" or "My Lord Joseph...My Lady."

Shirley said...

My wish list includes
-silence in the church before Mass,
-communion rails,
- no more banners with slogans on them,
-the rosary before Mass.

Shirley said...

"And neither is our stained glass, sky-scraping steeples, beautiful music and ornate liturgy anything but a means to help the traddish reach ot to g-d. G-d is present wherever two or more of us gather. In prisons, next to water coolers, next to hospitl beds"
WC, of course GOD is present wherever we gather; what on earth do you mean by the first part of this satatement? Are you sneering at people who use churches as a means of coming closer to GOD(I'm not afraid to spell His Name out!)And do you think that only trads use churches to draw their hearts and minds closer to Him?