Pope Francis hailed the courage of Catholics who worked for Liturgical changes that brought us empty pews, moral bankruptcy, the shuttering of Parishes and Catholic schools, reduction in vocation and religious life, a flock that doesn't know their prayers, religion or right from wrong and said we must keep going forward with this magnificent agenda.
Let us thank the Lord for what he has done in his Church in these 50 years of liturgical reform. It was truly a courageous gesture for the Church to draw near to the people of God so that they are able to understand well what they are doing. This is important for us, to follow the Mass in this way. It is not possible to go backwards. We must always go forward. Always forward (applause)! And those who go backward are mistaken. Let us go forward on this path (applause, cheers). Thank you.
Here are some pictures of the parish life when Catholics just didn't understand:
We wouldn't wan't to go back when the Sacred Liturgy brought this kind of fruit.
That would be a big booboo.
It took real courage to institute the successful march forward to changes brought with Vatican II.
Here are some pictures of parish life when people really understood what was going on.
See what happens when people are able to understand HERE.
A million thank you's to the courageous people who brought the successful changes HERE.
Grab the eight old ladies and CHARGE FORWARD!
Hail, hail the gang's all here
People understand better now?
I've met a lot of priests and bishops who are out of touch with reality, but this one takes first place blue ribbon.
They haven't a CLUE what is going on in that Sanctuary.
In a full Church, there are less than a handful that know where Christ is, what He is doing and what is happening in that Sanctuary. While the handful are at Gethsemene, the Praetorium, Golgotha, they are bored out of their minds waiting for the religious entertainment. The stand up comedian. A sappy song.
They are ignorant of the presence of the Communion of Saints and Choir of Angels.
They were robbed by the 'courageous' men and women.
He is definitely not living in the same world we are - that is for sure!