New Coke, Amtrak and the Novus Ordo Mass

In April of 1985, The Coca-Cola Company launched a new formula for Coke. It seems that a committee reformulated coke and tested it on 200,000 people and, due to the outcome of their taste tests, decided that they would change their formula and retire ‘classic’ coke replacing it with ‘new’ coke. It was a clear demonstration of bureaucratic committees making decisions and changes that the people themselves did not demand or want. People began hoarding Continue Reading →

The essence of liturgy has totally disappeared

“Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment. Such attraction fades quickly – it cannot compete in the market of leisure pursuits, incorporating as it increasingly does various forms of religious titillation.” __ Pope Benedict XVI, The Spirit of the Liturgy.  https://www.ewtn.com/pope/words/some_quotations.asp The above quote from Pope Benedict XVI Continue Reading →

Bergoglio has some more great ideas

First lets get the world’s most uninformed Catholics (and non-Catholics) — the uneducated youth of the world — to tell us what we Catholics should do to make the Church more appealing to them. You know, stuff like blessing same sex marriages and bringing more Muslims into our Christian cultures and redistributing our money in a way that is more Socialist in its operation. Lets look at women priestesses again and lets amp up the Continue Reading →

The Mathematical Confusion Inherent in the Novus Ordo form of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

As most of us know there are options available to the priest in saying the Novus Ordo Mass. So many, in fact, most people would be shocked to find out how many simple permutations are possible by basic mathematics. Just for fun, lets do the math: MOST COMMON NOVUS ORDO OPTIONS 3 Introductory Rites 11 Penitential Rites 4 Liturgical Prayers 4 Acclamations after the Mystery of Faith 3 Rites of Blessing 3 Dismissals The permutations Continue Reading →

Does this shoe fit this Pope (‘there is no hell’ antipope) Francis? I suppose we each have to make up our minds.

STRONG WORDS FROM THE GREAT SAINT FRANCIS WHO WAS THE NAMESAKE OF OUR PRESENT (POPE?) “There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God…. “Those who preserve their fervor and adhere to virtue Continue Reading →

“THERE IS NO HELL” — new Francis revelation to atheist journalist just in time for Good Friday | Rorate Caeli

Act of Contrition O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offend Thee my God, Who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life.  Amen. I guess Continue Reading →