Requiem for Vatican II

On November 27, 2011, the First Sunday of Advent, the Roman Catholic Church will implement The New Missal. The New Missal is much more than a few semantic changes designed to make the wording conform to the original Latin; therefore, we deeply mourn the loss of the promise of Vatican II that we can worship our God in our vernacular. The hierarchical and patriarchal Roman Curia has imposed a stilted transliteration from the Latin and this is not our vernacular. This top-down imposition is part of a grand design to return worship to pietistic Tridentine practices and forms. The Roman Curia is closing John XXIII”s widows of aggiornomento  (updating the church) by praying for salvation for “many” as opposed to “all.” The Roman Curia, in the words of Thomas Merton, is “erecting a tombstone over its own grave.”

With deep regret and sorrow, we now pray a final prayer for the promise of Vatican II, “Vaticanus II, requiescat in pace. Amen.

The New Missal--the Tombstone over the Grave of RC, Inc.

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