Catholics who still practice the Faith are not supposed to know there ever was an “old rite” or that there is a “new rite” at all. The entire project of the Revolution at this stage is to deny there ever was such a thing as the Old Faith.
Anyway, all this is why they are as furious as a bag of feral cats that there are still Traditionalists, and that the traddie movement is gaining ground. That lot was supposed to have died out or been driven out, and the fact that there are new ones, people like me who never knew the old rite in the wild, and the families now having twelve kids and going to the Missa Cantata, and all the homeschooling and whatnot… Combine that with the internet’s ability to let everyone know what’s really happening, and plenty of beautiful pictures besides, and it must be making them absolutely apoplectic.
Just as in the secular world, there are those in the Catholic clergy and laity that seek to erase history. History and tradition can be a safe harbor that allows us to reflect on what is good, and whether or not we are charting a proper course. History and tradition allow us to examine our triumphs and failures. Erasing history and tradition only creates the belief that change must be done for the sake of constant change, whether it leads to progress or not.
The revolution of the Progressed Catholic must erase tradition and history so that the new creed has only one sacrament. Revolution, an apocalyptic sacrament that must be practiced for it’s own sake, endlessly.
There were those who saw Vatican II as a reformation. Uncommon disobedience became a common virtue. Like the first Reformation, some Catholic clergy and laity could not abide the thought of one Pope, so we now have thousands upon thousands of Popes in Catholic education, parishes, and even the Vatican.
Leaving the Church is not an option for me. I’ll stay and fight. I’ll pray for our wounded that have left the battlefield. I’ll pray for those that are causing confusion and scandal.Published in