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The Destruction of Catholicism through Liturgical Change

The Destruction of Catholicism through Liturgical Change
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"The Church is at present undergoing what is certainly the greatest crisis since the Protestant Reformation, quite possible the greatest since the Arian heresy. Pope Paul himself speaks of the smoke of Satan having entered the Church . . . vocations continue to decline . . . Mass attendance is plunging throughout the Western world; the most outlandish beliefs are put forward as Catholic teaching . . .There is hardly a traditional belief or a traditional practice which has not been questioned or reversed. Priests who for decades had been telling their people why the Mass must always be in Latin now appear to believe that any of the parishioners who ask for a Latin Mass may be of dubious orthodoxy. Priests who for decades had been explaining why we could never take part in non-Catholic services now insist that taking part in such services is the prime duty of a Catholic. Not only that but our own . . . are coming to resemble those of Protestants more closely, with each successive stage of the liturgical reform . . . An examination of the new Catholic Mass has been changed in a way which comes close to what Cranmer did, and for which he has been censured by Popes, theologians, and Catholic historians. How can changes which have been regarded as reprehensible for centuries suddenly become admirable.

An equally important question is the manner in which these changes have come about. The obvious and accurate answer is-----as a result of Vatican II. But how could this Council have resulted in such a startling breach with Catholic tradition and practice? . . . Must anything coming in the name of Vatican II be accepted uncritically?

[The purpose of this book] is to deal with the Protestant Reformation. It explains what happened and why . . . In order to appreciate the significance of the liturgical changes made by the Reformers it is necessary to have a clear grasp of Catholic teaching on the relevant doctrines-----particularly those of Grace and Justification. In their turn, these doctrines can only be appreciated within the context of the doctrine of the Mystical Body and the Incarnation. A chapter has also been included on Catholic Eucharistic teaching.

------------Taken from the Author's Introduction

Contents:

WHO WAS ARCHBISHOP CRANMER?
WHERE TO PURCHASE THE BOOK FROM WHICH THESE EXCERPTS ARE TAKEN
WHERE TO PURCHASE THE TRADEMARK MASS CARD FROM WHICH THE IMAGE IS TAKEN
ET INCARNATUS EST
THE CATHOLIC DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION
SOLA FIDES JUSTIFICAT
CATHOLIC TEACHING ON THE EUCHARIST
THE MOST HORRIBLE BLASPHEMY
PROTESTANT TEACHING ON THE EUCHARIST, PART 1: REJECTION OF SACRIFICE
PROTESTANT TEACHING ON THE EUCHARIST, PART 2: REJECTION OF TRANSUBSTANTIATION
LITURGICAL REVOLUTION
THE PRINCIPLES OF LITURGICAL REFORM
THE REFORM AND THE MISSAL OF ST. PIUS V
ENGLISH LIFE UPON THE ACCESSION OF EDWARD VI
AN INGENIOUS ESSAY IN AMBIGUITY
THE PRIESTHOOD AND THE ORDINAL
"GODLY ORDER" OR "CHRISTMAS GAME"?
"BELIEVE AS YOUR FOREFATHERS" & THE OLD LATIN MASS STILL CELEBRATED SECRETLY
THE PATTERN OF COMPROMISE
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTES FOR REFERENCE ON ABBREVIATION