Saturday, September 08, 2007

And the winner of the worst opinion contest is...

I found this comment on another blog. It has to be the dumbest thing I have read in a long time. It's sad to know that someone who is attracted to the Holy Mass would want to style it to their liking, and make it unrecognizable. The author of this comment appears to think that the Eucharist is simply an add-on feature that can fit into any liturgical celebration, and I doubt that he/she sees it as a Sacrifice. Thank God we have rubrics to protect the Mass against this kind of brilliant idea.

"It's just my opinion, but I think that the Catholic Church ought to let Protestants have a lot bigger say in the liturgy, when they join. I would like to see some sort of thing so that if an entire protestant community joined, they could keep their liturgy the way it is, but add in the Eucharist (and, if they don't have a Scripture reading, add that)."

20 comments:

Unitas said...

Are you sure this isn't just an old quote from Bugnini?

Divine Mercy said...

well, just incase that person comes here, i havew a wee little message for you. our church isn't changing to suit other peoples beliefs. you want the protestant type service, please feel free to stick to your own services thank you very much.

Divine Mercy said...

oh and incase you visit deal blogger, i doubt it, here is some more news for you:

The Catholic Church was not founded by a single reformer or historical movement. It is not fragmented by individual interpretation of Scripture. There are thousands of Christian denominations, but only one Catholic Church, which has been guided and protected by the Holy Ghost from generation to generation for some two thousand years

Therese said...

This comment reminds me of some Catholic Convert/Apologist that said we need to join God's church not ask him to join ours.

If we change it to suit us we really are not following him.

paramedicgirl said...

Unitas, LOL, it probably is!

Karin said...

Your joking right? A Catholic stated this?

paramedicgirl said...

Karin, check winnipeg catholic's blog under his post on the orthodox. here's the link.

Karin said...

Anna needs to have her head examined PG...sorry to say this is the type of person the Catholic Church does not need! --OK let the flaming begin :)

Karin said...

PG-
Sorry forgot to add...
Reading this posters profile (Anna) I see red flags abounding!!!!
http://annafirtree.livejournal.com/tag/introduction

Angela Messenger said...

Obviously this person has been poorly catechized. We should pray that they be exposed to Truth and open their heart to the Holy Spirit.

Part of me felt like laughing when I read the quote but part of me felt like crying. I mean - they sincerely believe this. They were either taught this by some "jack-catholic" as Fr. Benedict Groeschel says or they have not given up their Protestant belief system. It must be very hard to convert and give up all that you once held dear even if it is wrong.

As for having Protestants have a bigger say in the liturgy I thought of this analogy: if I become an American citizen and moved to the States from Canada but I insist that we celebrate Thanksgving in October instead of November, that I insist on flying my Canadian flag over and above the American one, that I demand I get Dec. 26 off work because it's Boxing Day in Canada, a holiday that Americans don't observe, that I sing O Canada instead of America the Beautiful...well, what is the point of becoming an American citizen?

Karin said...

Obviously this person has been poorly catechized. We should pray that they be exposed to Truth and open their heart to the Holy Spirit

The sadder part is that his person teaches a Cathecism class.

paramedicgirl said...

Angela, excellent points. I was just about to post the poor catechesis theory, but your comment came first.

And now I read Karin's comment that Anna teaches catechism???? Yikes! She will have much to answer for if she is leading little ones astray!

Karin said...

Angela...

I love the analogy!

Angela Messenger said...

I went to Anna's blog and found the layout quite confusing. Sort of like her theology...

AquinaSavio: said...

Since when is the Church a democracy? :o

Anna is like thousands of other Catechism teachers...people who don't have a clue when it comes to theology and just teach the little ones to be nice and don't call each other naughty names. I don't mean to be uncharitable. It's simply the cold, hard truth.

Karin said...

Since when is the Church a democracy? :o

You mean it is not?

(please note sarcasm...sorry)

StarbucksMom said...

Really now, didn't the Protestants get enough say during Vatican 2? And we are still reaping the "benefits" of that...

Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Karin, check winnipeg catholic's blog under his post on the orthodox.

Why am I not shocked. This idiot is exactly what Our Lady of Akita warned us about.

Terry Nelson said...

Sadly, I think there are certain bishops and at least 1 cardinal who agrees with this notion. Sadly.

Anna said...

Ok, so I just discovered this.

Some points to make:

1) I am not a convert from Protestantism. I am a cradle Catholic.

2) I am well aware that the Catholic Church is founded by Jesus and is protected by the Holy Spirit. I might point out that this protection extends to its doctrines, but not to every disciplinary practice.

3) Karin, I'm very sorry to hear that you think the Catholic Church does not need me. And if you see red flags in my profile, you're welcome to discuss them with me.

4) Angela, I'm probably better catechized than you think, but I don't expect you to believe me on that. :) As for the culture bit, I responded to that on Karin's blog, if you're interested.

5) Karin, I don't teach a Catechism class. I attend a group which meets every week or so to discuss a chapter from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults. (For the record, I have yet to read anything in there that is new to me, except for some of the saints' lives). Nor have I come across anything in there that I disagreed with.

6) Angela, what's confusing about the layout on my blog? I'd love to know so I can make improvements.