Daily Archives: June 30, 2013

Pope Francis: If you don’t Profess Jesus Christ, You Profess the Devil

When one does not profess Jesus Christ – I recall the phrase of Leon Bloy – “Whoever does not pray to God, prays to the devil.” When one does not profess Jesus Christ, one professes the worldliness of the devil.

Pope Francis, in his first homily, 3/14/2013
Fr. Wade mentioned this in his EWTN homily today, and it struck me as an interesting jab at the contemporary “Interfaith” movement, as well as contrasting some of the other quotations from our new Holy Father that have made bigger headlines (i.e., his needlessly “controversial” statement that some atheists might make it to Heaven based upon their personal consciences).

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Pope Francis Demonstrates “What Went Wrong WIth Vatican II”

Pope Francis’s recent addition to the Roman Canon, adding the name of St. Joseph to Eucharistic Prayers 2-4, demonstrates how the changes to the liturgy *after* Vatican II were not what Bl. John XXIII intended.  The reason the “traditional” Missal is the 1962 Missal is that the very first change of Vatican II was the addition fo St. Joseph’s name to the Canon to begin with, the first change to the Canon since Trent.  Then, as the liturgy written by Rembert Weakland & co. came about, it cut various specific names of Saints from the liturgy (i.e., in the Confiteor) to *downplay* saints.  This, while it’s going to rankle some feathers over the “need” to re-translate and re-publish, is a step in the right direction.

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“Do not do anything which you cannot offer to God at the end of the day.”–St. John Mary Vianney

St. John Mary Vianney