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Whoever wishes to be saved must, above all, keep the Catholic faith. For unless a person keeps this faith whole and entire, he will undoubtedly be lost forever. Creed of St Athanasius

Whoever wishes to be saved must, above all, keep the Catholic faith. For unless a person keeps this faith whole and entire, he will undoubtedly be lost forever. Creed of St Athanasius

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COMMUNION IN THE HAND VS COMMUNION ON THE TONGUE

In contemplating the "Novus Ordo Missae" innovation of Communion in the hand, we must be aware that behind each and every disrespectful reception of the Holy Eucharist is always present a sacrilegious sin of disrespect to God's Infinite Presence, at least in comportment if not also in thought, word, and intention.   Why sacrilegious disrespect is so relevant to Communion in the hand and not Communion on the tongue concerns the blatantly obvious abuses that have been recorded regarding this disobedient innovation  ever since its inception in Catholic liturgy almost forty years ago.  Every movement of our minds and our bodies in the liturgy, notwithstanding reception of the Most Holy Eucharist, ought to exhibit the utmost reverence to Almighty God in thought, word, and deed.  And if our ecclesiastical behavior is not such, then it is either voluntary serious sin or venial sin and therefore of a sacrilegious nature for the lack of sacred comportment necessary at all times in God's Divine Presence, since we can be certain Our Lord's Own Mother and the holy Angel choirs themselves are known often to lie prostrate before His Infinite Presence.
 
It is also clear that behind each and every Communion in the hand, at least objectively speaking, we can see satanical machinations at work, as Satan is the Great Imitator and master of egalitarian deception by making the bread of this world appear to be equal to the Bread of Heaven wherever he can.   By receiving the most Holy Eucharist in the hand, instead of upon the tongue, it is suggested through this not Roman rubric of the "Novus Ordo Missae" that there is no difference between the two foods, the bread of this world and the Bread of Heaven, because we use our hands to receive both.  Even the most inconspicuous or unintentional of irreverent oversights vis-a-vis the Unapproachable Perfection, Goodness, and Divine Purity that each Sacred Host deserves and contains, warrants a justifiable cry of sacrilegious outrage from every devout Catholic in the pews everywhere. 
 
In fact, so devious is satanical egalitarianism in this realm of making the Bread of Heaven appear to be just like the bread of this world  that it has fooled so many, many Catholics to go along, including both laity and hierarchy alike.  Moreover, the Great Imitator wants nothing less than to show his bread of this world, the mammon of iniquity, to be equal to the Bread of Heaven in every way.  This he does whenever we agree to submit to Communion in the hand instead of Communion on the tongue, for the plague of irreverences accompanying this "Novus Ordo" ritual does exactly what Satan wants, having the Lord of the Universe to act as though He were Satan's equal by bowing down to Satan in exchange for the kingdoms of this world--one of the temptations of Christ in the desert.   If Christ would have in any way acted this way, Satan wins, but Christ did not--not for a second would He as Our Divine Savior. But do not "Novus Ordo" Catholics fail miserably whenever they act as though the Heavenly Bread of Divine Perfection is just like common every day bread when in the "Novus Ordo Missae" they receive Communion or Heavenly Bread with their hands?
 
This "Novus Ordo" innovation, even if done, subjectively, with good intention is still, objectively, an act of egregious disrespect to Almighty God's Admirable Presence, for it allows a host of sacrilegious behaviors to ensue; all because egalitarian Satan wants us to "act as though God weren't really present when we receive Communion in the hand."  And we have just seen how St. Paul's sternest admonition of proper decorum and Roman rubrics is violated by Communion in the hand because "we are acting", as though the Body and Blood of Christ were not present or we are not "discerning the Body and Blood of Christ" and are therefore guilty of violating it  in either a minor or serious way.  

Now what are these sacrileges, venial or serious sins, that this seemingly innocent "Novus Ordo Missae" rubric countenances with every single Communion in the hand?   While even one such deed done, disrespectfully and knowingly, is certainly a mortal sin and a sacrilege at the same time, it is nevertheless too abundant, if only one.   By the same token such liturgical oversights, if even venial, are likewise abundant if only done once in the entire world.   But no, these violations are pandemic, not only venially but also mortally as sacrileges.   Why?  Because each and every time a liberal Catholic receives Communion in the hand, particles, flakes, or infinitesimal specs can and do fall from their hands on to the floor, no matter how careful or careless they may be when receiving the host from the priest, especially because the rubric of altar boys with patens has been a thing of the past since Communion in the hand's very innovation.   Nor is anything done to clean up these egregious sacrileges, purposeful or not, when they obviously do occur by clergy, sacristans, or even the so-called extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist.  Everybody, that is an observant Catholic these days,  has seen these disgraceful and careless oversights whenever such liturgical mishaps do occur, with precious little or no effort at rescuing the Sacred Presence from further sacrilegious disgrace.  This is an abomination in the House of God!    This so seriously violates the Pauline rubric of Eucharistic reverence for clergy and communicants everywhere and always:  to never act as though the Body and Blood of Christ were not present or to fail to  discern the Body of Our Lord in Communion for as St. Paul says: "he who eateth and drinketh the Body and Blood of the Lord unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself."  

This one innovation of the "Novus Ordo Missae" is sufficient reason alone for any Church Council or Pope, reverently overseeing the sacred liturgy of the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass,  to bring this erratic rubric to an end--and immediately-- if even one sacrilege of such a nature were to ever occur.   But no!  Nothing happens to change this abomination and Our Precious Lord's Body and Blood are sacrilegiously treated all over again by the brutality of a new pagan non-believing kind of Roman soldiers of another age and time. 

But, prayerfully, times are changing for the better.  And this is a most powerful reason why especially  the liberalization of the "Missa Latina Tridentina" at this time in history by Pope Benedict XVI, with its rubric of Communion on the tongue only, may be very beneficial in helping to end this debacle of the "Novus Ordo Missae" where irreverence and disrespectful sacrilegious behavior have been institutionalized into the very nature of the holiest part of the 'new mass' itself.
  
This is not to imply, infer, or hope that the abuse of Communion in the hand will not or should not be corrected by some special ruling from the Holy See by the current Roman pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI.   The likelihood is most powerful that this abuse shall be corrected by this most devout Vicar of Christ for he is truly an Orthodox Roman Catholic pontiff with all we have seen him do thus far!   But maybe, just maybe, he is far more strategic, and far more prudent and clairvoyant than most liberal or conservative Catholics these days could ever dare to have surmised.  Let us all pray so, for this is the modus operandi of great saintly popes! 

--to be continued--
j hughes dunphy

"A Prayer of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist"


I adore Thee in all the consecrated Hosts throughout the whole world and I return thanks for those who know Thee not, and who do not thank Thee.  Would that I were able to give my life to make Thee known, loved, and honored by all, in this sacrament of love, and to prevent the irreverences and sacrileges that are committed against Thee in the Most Holy Eucharist everyday!  I love Thee, Divine Jesus, and I desire to receive Thee with all the purity, love, and affection of Thy blessed Mother, and with the love and affection of Thy own most pure Heart.   Grant, O Most Amiable Spouse of my soul, in coming to me in this most holy Sacrament, that I may receive all the graces and blessings which thou dost come to bestow on us, and let me rather die than receive Thee unworthily, not properly discerning Thy Presence in thought, word, and deed.  Amen.    Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father, etc.

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MISSALE ROMANUM VI: THE MASS AND EFFACACIOUS AND PROPITIATORY PRAYER


Unless our supplications before Almighty God be repentant for all of our past sins and offenses, then our prayers are futile, are mired down in pharisaical insolence, and ultimately inefficacious before Our Heavenly Father

When one considers whether the "Novus Ordo Missae" is more or less efficacious than the "Missa Latina Tridentina", it is imperative that one look first with the utmost circumspection at Our Lord's own words in Sacred Scripture regarding this significant liturgical question.

We can clearly see that Our Divine Teacher gave us an irrefutable paradigm that clarifies authoritatively this complex question in His parable of the two men who went up to the temple to pray:  the pharisee and the publican.

"Two men went up to the temple to pray, the one a pharisee and the other a publican.  The pharisee stood and began to pray thus within himself:  "O God, I thank Thee that I am not like the rest of men, robbers, dishonest, adulterous, or even like this publican.   I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I possess."  But the publican, standing far off, would not so much as lift up his eyes to heaven, but kept striking his breast, saying, "O God, be merciful to me the sinner!"

    "I tell you, this man, went back to his home justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted."  

In Our Lord's own words he told us the pompous prayer of the pharisee was unacceptable before God whereas the publican's prayer was so favorable because he was repentant of his sins and humble, for he did not even

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MISSALE ROMANUM--THE LITURGICAL BATTLE BETWEEN THE TWO MASSES


"But you do not believe because you are not my sheep.  My sheep hear My Voice and I know them and they follow Me and I give them everlasting life; and they shall never perish, neither shall anyone snatch them out of My Hand." (John 10:26-28)



The big question is whether the "Novus Ordo Missae" or the "Missa Latina Tridentina" or both can equally feed and nourish, tend and defend all the orthodox Roman Catholic souls that the Divine Lord so ardently wishes to save as the Good Shepherd.    

Let us hear the authoritative words of Our Lord Jesus Christ that the Good Shepherd of all orthodox Roman Catholic souls addressed to His sheep:

"But you do not believe because you are not my sheep. My sheep hear My Voice and I know them and they follow Me and I give them everlasting life; and they shall never perish, neither shall anyone snatch them out of My Hand." (John 10:26-28)    

From these so beautiful, loving words of Our Divine Lord for us as the Good Shepherd, we see Him establishing the rules of eternal life with His sheepfold:

a.   We must be members of His flock to be saved.

b.    Those souls in the Good Shepherd’s

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MISSALE ROMANUM V: “THE ROAD TO EMMAUS AND EFFICACIOUS GRACE”


“A graceless—old testament—Christianity is the essence of modern day Protestantism”
Fr. John Hardon



In assessing the current status of the "Novus Ordo Missae" (the New Order of the Mass) and the "Missa Latina Tridentina" (the Tridentine Latin Mass ) and whether they are equally efficacious or one more efficacious and the other less, Pope Benedict XVI probably had to ponder several very significant theological questions of which the following may be some of the relevant ponderables.

Certainly, we know the word "efficacious" to all orthodox Roman Catholics means that graces emanate from a prayerful action or they do not.  In other words a liturgical action or prayer is either grace-filled or it is not. 
At any holy mass attended, whether "Novus Ordo Missae" or "Missa Latina Tridentina," there is a veritable plenitude of graces released by the renewal of Christ’s Sacrifice of Calvary, infinite in its profundity, because of the sheer validity of the priest’s words of institution: "This is My Body" and "This is My Blood."

But do we all access Christ’s infinite fountain of graces or as many graces as possible whenever we attend either the "Novus Ordo Missae" or the "Missa Latina Tridentina?"  This is a mighty question and it is here that the efficacy of the Roman Catholic Mass is of paramount importance to us as sheep in Christ’s fold.  This is such a vastly important question of whether Christ’s Sheep access His almighty superfluity of graces for salvation at each and every mass they attend that it would seem Pope Benedict XVI has decided to intervene, and rightly so, over perhaps this very question of the efficacy of these two Masses.

From all eternity God truly knows all those who will cooperate with His graces, lavishly given, to do good and avoid evil: therefore God truly sees the ones in whom grace is indeed efficacious.  By the same token the Good

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MISSALE ROMANUM IIII--HEALING THE LITURGICAL WAR


"Roma Locuta, Causa Finita"
How the divine Good Shepherd, Our Lord Jesus Christ, so strongly desires to feed, nourish, tend and defend all His orthodox Roman Catholic flock!
        
Unfortunately,  the orthodox Roman Catholic Church has been divided in its worship for the last forty years by a liturgical war between the "Novus Ordo Missae" and the "Missa Latina Tridentina."  Accompanying all this, orthodox Roman Catholocism has been under grevious assault by the most virulent of heresies i.e. modernism, a veritable synthesis of all pernicious heresies, as predicted by St.Pius X at the beginning of the last century. 
      
Through modernism's insidious and clandestine maneuvers, as well as its heterdox liberal advocates, it has managed to create this seemingly insoluble liturgical crisis of faith and worship in the historically orthodox Roman Catholic Church. We all know how much Our Divine Lord so wishes to feed, nourish, tend, and defend each and every one of His orthodox Roman Catholic flock.  Nor has Our Dearest Lord ever failed in this, His most loving mission-- either in the past or even to this very day.  How, we inquire, is this still true in light of the wreckage of this divisive liturgical war that has divided the Church like never before.  
      
We see a gigantic figure crossing the stage of Catholic history who is humble and unassuming, vigilant for the flock, and dedicated to feeding all of His Master's sheep with theological truth in teaching and liturgical orthodoxy in worship. Like his divine Master, this quiet yet powerful figure, is working like none of his predecessors-- for many, many years --to literally feed, nourish, tend and defend Christ's flock.  He is doing this with the nourishment and food of His Divine Master and by tending with a brave hand and mending this gigantic rift of liturgical warfare between the  "Novus Ordo Missae" of Vatican II and the centuries old worship of Roman Catholic orthodoxy, the "Missa Latina Tridentina."  This rift has so saddened this great pope who is returning the divided sheepfold to its Orthodox Roman Catholic roots. 
       
This great Pope, Benedict XVI,  shall certainly deserve the title of "great"  for just this epic deed of healing the rift in the Church that has spawned a multitude of physical and spiritual horrors for humanity in the last forty years.   Here Pope Benedict XVI is showing the heights of his own personal holiness;  for he sees, as no one else can see, what diabolical catastrophies have been precipitated upon humanity in the last forty years by suppressing the Church from the multitude of graces of Christ's Almighty Mass of tradition that stretches back to the UPPER ROOM-- the "Missa Latina Tridentina."   
        

Pope Benedict XVI also clearly sees the spiritual nightmares in the last forty years that have preceded the societal and human nightmares and which include:  communion in the hand, which came with the "Novus Ordo Missae" as well as its consequent lack of reverence for the Holy Eucharist that spread like a plague over the once Orthodox Roman Catholic World; the lack of personal reverence before the Eucharist by breaking the "sacrum silentium"  of tradition in the Churches,  and the diminution of awareness of God's Infinite Presence by no more genuflecting or kneeling. 
       
The suppression of the "Missa Latina Tridentina" also brought about much collateral damage i.e. reduction of the use of sacramentals and the sacrament of Confession/Reconciliation, the ignoring of the most holy rosary, and even a catastrophic drop in Sunday Mass attendance.  What the removal of the "Missa Latina Tridentina" has also done in reducing the numbers of priests and holy brothers and sisters in the once orthodox Roman Catholic world is
a monumental tragedy when one looks at the Church before the removal of the ancient Mass of tradition and what resulted thereafter.  Only Pope Benedict XVI clearly sees this, like no other, because he has intimately lived through the entire process of Vatican II and the dropping of the Latin Mass of tradition and remembers all to well, the before and after.         
        
Moreover, Pope Benedict XVI, sees with the keenest of vision how the results of such monumental spiritual wreckage in the Church has brought about the worst societal wreckage in the history of Christianity:  fornication, adultery, divorce, child-pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, drugs, alcoholism, wars, perversion, pedophilia, and sodomy, notwithstanding the worst plague of all--the millions and millions of apostate Catholics in Europe and America.  This great pope, Benedict XVI, will surely bring the Roman Catholic world back to its knees in reverence; and with this heroic act of healing this diabolical liturgical rift, epic numbers of conversions to the orthodox Roman Catholic Church shall inevitably follow!
       
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MISSALE ROMANUM II--THE MOST EFFACACIOUS AND PERFECT ACT OF WORSHIP



Only one explanation is possible for this unholy dichotomy between the "Novus Ordo Missae" of Paul VI and the "Missa Latina Tridentina" of Pope Pius V, a division which has severed the once united orthodox Roman Catholic Church in two:  causing two Masses, two priesthoods, two rubrics, two theologies, two catechisms, two lectionaries of Scripture and two traditions. 

Certainly, it is this cataclysmic liturgical explosion of the false spirit of Vatican Council II, led by the liberal think tank of serpent-tongued theologians and ‘periti,' such as the most notorious Archbishop Annibale Bugnini,  that has precipitated this inevitable rupture and declension of the orthodox Roman Catholic faith and tradition. It is precisely this modernist cant that has created the ‘second reformation’ of the "Novus Ordo Missae" within the Church today. 


The new mass has brought about this reformation of change because it has a protean nature that is oriented to constant variations and novelty, while the old mass is steeped in a tradition that reaches back to the Last Supper in the Upper Room and a codification in perpetuity by Pope Pius V and the Council of Trent.
         

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MISSALE ROMANUM I--THE IMMEMORIAL LATIN MASS OF TRADITION


The battle for the orthodox Roman Catholic today, as prophesied by the late great Pope Pius X, to save the Church from the lethal grip of Modernism is essentially a liturgical conflict which will only end with the return in glory of the immemorial Latin Mass of tradition--the Missa Latina Tridentina.  

This elusive, yet inescapable, truth has gradually become so apparent to those who have witnessed the great liturgical explosion of Pope Paul VI's Novus Ordo Missae (New Order of the Mass):   the harbinger of the vernacular Mass and the key element in the disunification of common worship for the Roman Catholic world.  Most unmistakable of all, the Novus Ordo Missae has not only been the dysfunctional catalyst for the collapse of traditional reverence for the Sacred Mysteries and for the Missale Romanum by the diminution of the sacred words and gestures of the priest during Mass, but it has also militantly besieged this same reverence by an often total disregard for the Reposition of the most awesome and adorable Holy Eucharist after Mass.  


Nor can one honestly look upon this decimation of the Missa Latina Tridentina as some accidental
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