Dan over at Holy Whapping presents a thoughtful post suggesting the time for war is ended. Naturally, he’s getting his heels nipped at from some elements of his commentariat. Check out these gems of logic and charity:
How can a catholic be nourished by a rite of Mass that was invented by an avowed freemason …
Did not Paul VI himself say that the smoke of Satan has entered the sanctuary…was he just kidding?
I believe (the 1970 lectionary) is a dilution of the 1962 Missal, and not an “enrichment”.
The 1970 lectionary is New Coke.
I can’t by any means pretend that it’s not plain to see that (the new Mass) was an attempt to unify with the Protestants.
I find your remarks … somewhat naive. You don’t realize just how great was the fight nor how many the casualties.
The Church needs to atone for the “sin” of Vatican II and right itself, or it will be lost
As I’ve said many times, it is easy to respect traditionalists who actually have wrinkled sleeves, smudged hands, and wellworn steps to their choir loft … or wherever they might practice their craft of sacred music.
However, these other reactions post-motu convince me that the Church is in a bigger heap of trouble as evidenced by these symptoms of disunity and an extreme lack of charity. I’m sure the Holy Father would be edified greatly by these comments, don’t you?
Too many of these Catholics have been adopting Jerry Springer or Ann Coulter as their models of behavior. You know, like Phil Donohue demonstrated, there is a value in getting in touch with one’s feelings. You do it. Then you get over it. Move on. Take up watercolor painting or kickboxing or something. Make amends for your own faults. Mentor a child. You don’t keep grinding your teeth, even if the transgression was actually committed against you directly and personally and it was wholly unjust.
Healthy believers have certain admirable traits. Two biggies come to mind. As I mentioned above, they work hard at their passion and their calling, no matter what. They also show a sense of humor about themselves. While some parody sites are able to laugh at others, the real test of humor is when it gets dished back at you. Can you laugh with as well as laugh at?