Q&A

•February 22, 2008 • Leave a Comment

I am going to begin a section of this site which I hope to later develop into a small booklet. The Idea is to create a Q&A compendium for the Tridentine so if you have questions or think of a good question or know someone who has questions feel free to either leave them in the comments or send them to Questions.Credo@gmail.com

Professor Panel

•February 22, 2008 • Leave a Comment

The Professor Panel went very well lastnight and I would like to invite you all to attend next weeks talk at 9 pm in the international lounge. we started with 41 people and more people came in later so it was very successful. It is my hopes to have the panel online by the end of next week and CD’s will be provided for those who would like them at the next Lecture or upon request. I request a small donation of a dollar to make up coast for the CD’s. If you cant afford to do so don’t worry about it I will still provide the CD’s for you.

God bless and take care.

SSPX and The Good Friday prayer

•February 10, 2008 • 3 Comments

The following does not reflect the opinion of the entire SSPX only one religious order within the organization. (Comments emphasis )

“…the Transalpine Redemptorists, a religious order which has always been closely linked with the SSPX, have made their official position known [about the revision of the Good Friday prayer by Pope Benedict XVI]:

‘In what concerns the Solemn Prayers of the Good Friday Liturgy, the Transalpine Redemptorists will obey with submission the newly promulgated Prayer for the Jews as ordered by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on February 4th 2008.[Considering this is a group within the SSPX this is a delightful surprise. And while as noted above this does not reflect the whole of the SSPX it does show that there are elements within the organization who are open to the Holy Father and His wisdom. could the “Extra canonical” status of this group come to an end soon?]

Fr. Michael Mary, C.SS.R.
Vicar General
8 February, 2008′

TLM Mass @ 6

•February 8, 2008 • Leave a Comment

News Flash.
This Just in.

El Presidente Mark has just announced that The Good Msgr. Schmitz will conduct a TLM Mass in Christ the King on Feb. 28th at 6:00 Pm. If you are a member of the Society you are expected to be there and we are looking forward to your presence. If you know someone that would like to attend feel free to invite them along we will be pleased to have any guest who would like to attend as well.

God bless you all and have a nice day
Citizen Cane

Ten Commandments of Confession

•February 8, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Monday, February 04, 2008

Fr. Philip’s Ten Commandments of Confession

Fr. Philip Neri’s Ten Commandments for a Good Lenten Confession:

1. Thou shall know that thy presence in the confessional is the wondrous work of the Holy Spirit. That’s right. If you find yourself in the Box with Father, you are there first because the Holy Spirit prompted you to go. You agreed to follow that prompt, but like all forms of prayer and charitable work, the human person requires a little graced nudge. So, go into your confession confident that you are there by the grace of God to be reconcile to Him!

2. Thou shall not waste your time or Father’s time with obsessive-compulsive sacramental trivia such as, “OK, Father…so I was still a little drunk but I had to pee so I got up and I wasn’t all the way awake yet and I did it but is that a sin still?” Or, “Father, canon 1765.4 forbids X and I heard recently that Blessed Mary spoke to a woman in Mobile, AL and she said that X is OK and she has the bishop imprimatur!” Hint: if you find yourself discussing the distinction between a valid sacrament and a merely licit sacrament, you must RUN to the nearest park and lay in the sun.

3. Thou shall simply and clearly state your sins without excuse, explanation, or decoration. It is rather pointless to confess your sins with flourish or verbal decoration. Also, the priest really doesn’t need to know why you committed a particular sin. He’ll ask you if more info is needed.

4. Thou shall not use weasel words, dodges, or euphemisms when confessing individual sins. “Impure with self” is not a sin. Masturbation is a sin. “I watched inappropriate images on the computer and abused myself.” Do we confess inappropriate behaviors or sin? In other words, you watched porn and masturbated. Just say so.

5. Thou shall keep Penitent Drama to a minimum. Confessions can be quiet dramatic and even confusing. But confession time is not the right time to show everyone in line outside what a horrible sinner you have been and what a wonderful saint you are now. Also, Father doesn’t need to hear twenty-minutes of highly detailed narrative building up to the actual sin. This is attention-seeking behavior and a waste of precious time.

6. Thou shall not use the “face to face” option as an excuse to chit-chat with Father. Confession is not about story time nor is this option a chance to ask Father for advise on a complicated spiritual issue. Make an appointment with him for that. You have a whole lotta people waiting to see their confessor in the Box.

7. Thou shall confess thine own sins and no one else’s. This seems to be a particular problem among mothers and grandmothers of wayward children and grandchildren. Having failed to persuade said wayward child into the Box, mother or grandmother try to sneak the child’s sin past the priest. There is no vicarious confession in the church.

8. Thou shall not request of Father a confession only a few minutes before Mass begin. The time right before Mass is usually very chaotic in the sacristy and in the church. Father is preoccupied with setting up the sacramentary, placing his homily on the ambo; adjusting the speed of his fav fan, and just generally trying his best to prepare for Mass.

9. Thou shall ask questions about your assigned penance if you do not understand it. Do not leave the Box wondering what it is you are supposed to do for your penance. Just ask Father to clarify quickly his assignment. He will welcome this because it shows you are serious about the sacrament.

10. Thou shall not make a false confession in order to test Father’s orthodoxy nor record the sacrament without Father’s express approval. Yes, this has happened to me and it is a violation of just about everything we believe is holy in the Church, and I believe it constitutes a mortal sin.

Solutions to EMHC

•February 7, 2008 • Leave a Comment

(from a board I read)

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HOLY GLOVES!

The priest can bless the gloves and make them holy. Then, extraordinary ministers of the Holy Communion can adminster the Eucharist without actually touching it.

But, these gloves might become desired by people with ill intent. Maybe they should have an expiration date

“blessed until 04/08/2008”

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Not to bad of an Idea I really like the Idea of an expiration date.

Why I am mad about the Good Friday prayer change

•February 7, 2008 • Leave a Comment

I am mad! really mad! really really mad! Now some of you might be going aha! Look the radical traditionalist is showing his mad(nutso) side its just a simple change

1962 Prayer

Let us also pray for the Jews: that our Lord and God take away the veil from their hearts; that they too may acknowledge Jesus Christ to be our Lord.

Almighty eternal God, who also does not the Jews from Your mercy: graciously hear the prayers which we are conveying on behalf of the blindness of that people; so that once the light of Your Truth has been recognized, which is Christ, they may be rescued from their darkness.

New Prayer

Let us also pray for the Jews: that our God and Lord may illuminate their hearts, that they acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the Savior of all men.

Almighty and eternal God, who want that all men be saved and come to the recognition of the truth, propitiously grant that even as the fullness of the peoples enters Your Church, all Israel may be saved. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Now some are going But Citizen Cane the Prayer is EXACTLY the same in intent and theology. It still doesn’t change the fact that I am so mad that they changed the prayer. I mean I just bought my missal! It wouldn’t be so bad if I had not ordered it Thursday got it Monday and he changed it Tuesday! Thats it I am not buying another missal too bad I will just have to write it on a card and stick it in the missal I am not buying a new one i just bought this one.

Just my luck. 🙂