Catholic = ‘throughout the whole’; ‘universal’…

Question…how many readers say and do this in Mass?:

“I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, And, striking their breast, they say: through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; Then they continue: therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God. The absolution by the Priest follows: May almighty God have mercy on us”

After a year of Sundays never have I heard ‘I confess to Almighty God’; neither has there been in breast striking.

Yes, the new translation is used; the priest is director of liturgy for the diocese – yet while ‘other Catholics’ in ‘other Masses (NO)’ seem to be praying this way, we are not. What’s going on here?

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5 comments on “Catholic = ‘throughout the whole’; ‘universal’…

  1. p.s – in my diocese this priest has the title ‘director of liturgy’.

  2. thanks -I guess in the church I attend (the priest does have another Mass a few miles away in an hour) we must always be in a hurry – p.s. would that the homilies were a bit more clipped, however.

    Lord have Mercy on the impatient for more unhurriedness such as miself.

  3. Erosion, quite simply.Since Luther and Cramner, the war against God has been waged by verbal engineers, possessed of a sole consistency: Alteration for its own sake: What is traditional must be demeaned, new definitions to be systematically inserted and reinforced by “authority”. And at every possible turn, even the last glimmer of the truly ancient, truly holy must be minimized, truncated and marginalized into obsolescence.

    Modernism is a cruel taskmaster. Its jealousy knows no limits. From the most universally sublime ( the Canon ) to the most individually essential ( the Confiteor ), wherein the soul is lifted Heavenward in earnest supplication for relief of its miserable state by the power of grace, nothing is to remain unscarred or – ultimately – forgiven by “the reformer”. In his solipsistic pride, the unberable weight of his own treachery will permit of no exception to HIS definition, HIS weighting of proprieties. “Given once, for all, and forever” is a thought he cannot bear. Flux is all to him. And the more accelerated, the more disedifying, the better.

    The mind and voice are powerful gifts. Each is to be utilized for holy purposes. Nowhere is this function more important than in the Holy Sacrifice.

  4. “erosion”

    ain’t that the word of the hour – and it’s nothing to do with ‘green.

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