Liberal Catholicism like liberal Protestantism makes light of the Presence of Christ in its worship as did Judas Priest, the master of false charity and the devil’s coconspirator, most especially is this obvious in the liturgical innovation of communion in the hand and with it all the ignorance of disrespect, sacrilege, and irreverence that goes on virtually everywhere it is celebrated.
It was just this same cold ignorance in the Presence of Our Divine Lord Himself that characterized Judas’ every action, for example his boldness of challenging the way Mary Magdalen had used up the precious nard, which cost so much money, to anoint Jesus before His Passion and Death. This aggravated Judas’ false charity for he complained that this precious nard, worth over 300 denarii, could have been better spent on the poor. However, Our Divine Lord so strongly countered: "the poor you will always have with you but you will not have Me always."
Certainly, this same downgrading of liturgical matters in the "Novus Ordo Missae" is extraordinarily evident in the same lack
of respect that Judas’ false charity wanted to show Christ by saving the precious nard for profit, or more selfishly for his own personal worldly wealth. It should be noted that St. John the Evangelist in Holy Scriptures also clarified this same point regarding Judas’ false charity in that he was treasurer for the apostles but he often stole from their money for the poor for himself.
Thus the same theft goes on today, glaringly so, in the "Novus Ordo Missae" when all the examples of exterior piety, like Mary’s use of the precious nard on Our Lord’s feet, have been ignorantly eliminated from the "Novus Ordo Missae" i.e. patens used for serving communion, communion rails and communion cloths to protect the Sacred Species, genuflecting at communion time, un-ordained clergy distributing communion or extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist everywhere, removal of kneelers, tabernacles, and golden vesseled ciboria.
To cite these precious examples of exterior piety, created through centuries of orthodox Roman Catholicism and the reverential worship of God, as being archaic and superfluous is the very same as Judas priest’s adamancy in not wanting to exhibit the most reverential obeisance and care of Christ before His Passion and Death that Mary Magdalen wanted. And Judas Priest’s attitude– to deny the very worship and reverence due Our Divine Lord, is the very essence of Liberal Protestantism, which is to say all Protestantism because it is to the left of Roman Catholicism, especially in all things liturgical. Nevertheless, this betrayal, whether within the Church or without, smacks of the same despicable insolence to Our Divine Lord and God that Judas Priest exhibited just before Our Lord’s Passion and Death.
This attitude of diminishing the worship of God for which all men are obligated by the First Commandment, is the very nature of Liberal Protestantism with its liturgy-free worship and its rebellious "sola scriptura" or "scripture alone" is sufficient for salvation mentality. As a matter of fact, Protestantism is literally devoid of all exterior piety that the Catholic faith for centuries has prided itself upon in reverencing Our Divine Lord until, that is, the influx of the "Novus Ordo" and its watered down version of the liturgy and Mass.
Walk into a "Novus Ordo Missae" Church and walk into a Protestant one after that and note the similarities in the absolute void of pious memorabilia: no kneelers, no altars, no crucifixes, no tabernacles, no Eucharistic Presence of Our Lord and God. No uplifting reminders of God’s Holy Presence can be found in either worship space: no stained glass windows, statues or pictures of saints–especially the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph–no pulpits, no stations of the Cross, no holy water fountains, and finally no vigil lights. Finally, one cannot forget the vanishing of the large red tabernacle vigil light, so gloriously indicative of Our Divine Lord’s dear Presence in the Eucharist, always missing in Protestant worship space but now, sadly, the fate of almost all "Novus Ordo Missae" Catholic Churches.
In light of this litany of seemingly endless disrespect and sacrilege can one any longer doubt the denial of Jesus Christ and His Divine Presence as being total and complete by the Judas Priests of the "Novus Ordo Missae" and communion in the hand along with its boon ally, Liberal Protestantism?
–to be continued–
j hughes dunphy