Today the "gesimas" begin and this is Septuagesima Sunday or in the privileged Anglican Catholic Ordinariate, the Third Sunday before Lent. The rest of you, sadly, get to suffer in banality in the deserted wasteland of the Novus Ordo. In the ridiculously named "Ordinary Time" for what was, the Time After Epiphany, it is some ordinary numbered Sunday where you will probably be told that "Lent is coming soon, it is time to prepare," because that is what the notes in the Ordo tell the priest to begin to do. How silly, how utterly banal that a practice stretching back to the earliest times should be stripped away from the liturgical year without even a logical reason. Just another way to debase our work for the glory of God and preparation for ourselves. The colour is now violet, the Gloria is gone, the Alleluia is now removed from the liturgies not to return until the Paschal Vigil. It is "pre-Lent," which the reformers abhorred, a time to prepare.
Septuagesima from the Liturgical Year by Dom Gueranger
Septuagesima Overview including a Reading by Dom Gueranger
Lest the title of this post confuse you, be confused no more. But prepare. Prepare for the Cross which you, dear Catholic, are about to be nailed to. Carry it and use it to strengthen yourself for the fight of our life that is to come sooner than you think. Gosh, how incredible that we get to live this. We were born for this!
We heard a few weeks ago that Bergoglio had ordered a review of Liturgiam Authenticum.
First, a little background is in order. Liturgiam Authenticum was an order of Pope John Paul II and concerned the translations of the Mass and Liturgy of the Hours, Book of Blessings, Ceremonials, and so on from their original Latin to the vulgar languages. Note here, that we are speaking of the books and liturgy which have been forced upon the people of God since 1969 and what we call here, the Nervous Disorder, or as Marcel Lefebvre termed it, the "bastard rite."
When the Roman Rite Mass was translated in Missals and for use in 1965, the translations were literal and poetic. The 1969 Missal was translated using the practice of "dynamic equivalence," in other words, it was not necessarily a translation, but a trans-literation. It also was done for diabolical and political reasons, hence, "pro multis" in the Latin Missal of Paul VI was translated as "for all" when it truly means, "for many." The readers here are familiar with the rest of that story and the changes brought in 2011 which we do not need to expand on further here.
Bergoglio purged the Congregation of Divine Worship a few months ago, leaving Cardinal Sarah now, nothing more than a figurehead. It was not long after that news came the news on his demand to review Liturgiam Authenticum which so far, has only been implemented in the English speaking world.
Of course, the solution, as I have said before, is for you to abandon the distorted Novus Ordo and get back to the proper offering of Holy Mass in the traditional Rite, or go Byzantine, not even Maronite as they have now entrenched the nervously disordered mentality in to their once venerable rite.
Now when the story appeared on this matter, I wrote a post called, "Get out of the Novus Ordo - Bastard Rite II is about to be pushed on you!"
I will post again this extract from Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich about the Mass of the future. Then, you can read a blog post from a priest in Rome.
If you feel like vomiting afterwards, it's okay. This is all good and necessary, because these rotten, filthy, evil, effeminate clericalists will have declared themselves to be the heretics and devils that the are. And recall that the fish rots from the head first!
“I saw that many of the instruments in the new Church, such as spears and darts, were meant to be used against the living Church. Everyone dragged in something different: clubs, rods, pumps, cudgels, puppets, mirrors, trumpets, horns bellows – all sorts of things. In the cave below (the sacristy) some people kneaded bread, but nothing came of it; it would not rise. The men in the little mantles brought wood to the steps of the pulpit to make a fire. They puffed and blew and laboured hard, but the fire would not burn. All they produced was smoke and fumes. Then they broke a hole in the roof and ran up a pipe, but the smoke would not rise, and the whole place became black and suffocating. Some blew the horns so violently that the tears streamed from their eyes. All in this church belonged to the earth, returned to the earth. All was dead, the work of human skill, a church of the latest style, a church of man’s invention like the new heterodox church in Rome.” Blessed Anne Katherine Emmerich
These Roman rumours tend to have a habit of coming true. It is time to add using real math, not that of Spadaro. All that this Pope and his minions have done and said is leading to this. The man refuses to genuflect at Mass but grovels to wash feet. He praises Lutherans but insults the faithful Catholic.
Forewarned is forearmed.