A lesson can be learned by the passing the Volstead Act in the 1920 and with the 18th amendment liquor sales was abolished. It was not until 1932 that the ban of alcohol was repealed by the 21st Amendment. You see even back then we had meat heads running the government. The Volstead act proved that if people are deprived of something their natural curiosity takes over and they want to explore more.
Now enters Jorge “The Hun” Bergoglio. Don’t be too hard on Jorge, at least he is honest. He is only doing what all the other post concilliar popes from Paul VI to Benedict XVII only he was not doing it behind our back. That was to fully implement the horrors of Vatican II. Shure JPII and Benedict XVII threw a couple bones to the trads but that was mainly to keep us all in our place. Put all the bad apples in one bag and they will not spoil the lot. Only in this case all the good apples were put in the one bag so the bad ones can continue to desecrate the Catholic church.
Bergoglio in kicking up a fuss has managed to bring more attention to the Latin mass than anyone since Pius X. Personally when I would talk to other Catholics and told them I attended a Latin mass I would get a response of, “Do they still have that? I thought they did away with that?”. No, that was just cleaver propaganda from modernists of the 1970s. I know of some Catholics who said when they heard the Latin mass was being banned they attended because they never saw one and wanted to see what it was like while they still had a chance. Today they are devoted to that mass, the Tridentine mass. Thank you Jorge.
Is the mass just for old dinosaurs like me, at 70 years old? Hardily, where I go to mass I am in the minority. The church is mainly filled with young large families with more filing in every week. Thank you Jorge.
There is something about the Latin mass that will take you over once you experience it. Its a combination of the sacred mystery of it all. When you walk in thru the doors your walk into another world. You absorb all around you, the quiet, the sanctity, the dignity. You leave the stress and downright evil of the real world at the door. You also feel like a Catholic and not some hybrid protestant. In the Novus Ordo the congregation is forced on each other, in the Latin mass the congregation focuses on God. The priest does not turn his back to us, WE all face God in the tabernacle. In the Novus Ordo there is just too much interaction with your neighbor when it should be all about worshiping God. “No I don’t want to bring up the gifts. No I don’t want to shake hands. Just leave me alone and let me pray will you please?”
My personal experience was in 1971. All thru high school I became an apostate Catholic, Even in 1967 the church was beginning to crumble. I went to a CINO high school (Catholic in name only) run by the Holy Cross Fathers of South Bend. At that time we had some old time priest who still taught class clad in their cassocks and birettas but we also had the new breed fresh out of the University of Notre Dame. My religion teacher, a young priest of Irish decent taught in a golf shirt and Kaki pants. He was once asked if he did not have to read mass would he go, he replied naw. At that point I stopped going to mass. Thanks to the mass of “Anticipation” my buddies and I would stop by a Catholic church and pick up a bulletin to fool our parents into thinking we went to mass. We never did.
Back to 1971 and my Epiphany. In the fall of that year my parents came up for parents weekend. I could not get around it, I had to go to mass with my parents to continue the charade. The college I want to was run by Benedictine monks and that Sunday they managed to get permission to read a Latin Solomn high mass. It was the most beautiful thing I ever witnessed this side of heaven. 3 priest, incense, music written by Schubert in C. To this day I get goose bumps thinking about it and how I vowed if I could ever find this mass I would return to it. It took another 10 years but I finally found it and will not give it up no matter what the axis power in the Vatican come up with. That mass, I am convinced, was the lifeline God threw me to keep me Catholic.
The bottom line of all of this is the Traditional Latin mass is here to stay and there is nothing Bergoglio can do to stop its growth so again, thank you Jorge.