Monday, March 4, 2013

Say Hello to the Latin Mass Pt 1

The Servant of God Fulton Sheen once wrote that there are not millions of people who hate the Catholic Church; there are however millions who hate what they think is the Catholic Church, which is another matter altogether.
While that does explain why atheists are such idiots, it also begs the question of whether Catholics themselves know their own faith. If recent polls are any indication, the answer is no. Besides the numbers I cited in a previous post concerning Benedict XVI, consider these numbers:
-52% of Catholics in America voted for Obama, a man that is for all the issues the USCCB told the faithful not to support.
- According toThe American Values Survey, conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, 60% of Catholics would rather hear about social justice rather than pro-life issues, even though social justice doesn't mean anything if you're not alive
-17% of Catholics attend Mass at least once a week.
-Less than 15% believe in transubstantiation (less than 10% even know what that word means).
-While 77.7 million Americans claim to be Catholic, 34% admit they don't practice their faith.
-Even though the Church has taught artificial contraception is morally wrong, only 8% of Catholics agree with that, according to Gallup.
-Also according to Gallup, 40% thought abortion was okay, 71% thought divorce was okay, 61% thought having a child outside of marriage was okay, and 54% thought homosexual relations was okay...again, all actions condemned by the Church.
Side note: Gallup found the numbers didn't change if you separated the Mass attending Catholics from the non-attendants.

I've looked into this long and hard, and I've concluded the only way to turn this tide of filth around is to bring the Latin Mass back to the forefront of Catholic life. I'll get into more detail as to how I reached this conclusion in future posts, but for those 40 and younger (or those who have heard of it, but are not sure what it entails), please take the time to watch this video. I know it's long but it will give you a good idea of the rubrics:

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