Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
There are diversities of graces… there are diversities of operations, but the same God
Who worketh all in all
(from the Lesson, 1 Cor. 12.4,6).
In Catholic Tradition, Sacraments are, “by ordinance of God, necessary means of salvation and a plenteous source of spiritual advantage” (The Roman Catechism). By its nature, “a Sacrament,” teaches the Holy Church through the words of St. Augustine, “is sign of a sacred thing; or, as it has been expressed [by St. Bernard] in other words of the same import: a visible sign of an invisible grace, instituted [by God] for our justification.” Therefore, in its fullest sense, it is “a sensible object which possesses, by divine institution, the power not only of signifying, but also of accomplishing holiness and righteousness.” Ordinarily, they are given to us in definite forms of sacred ceremonies, why we are commanded since of Old: These are the precepts, and ceremonies, and judgments, which the Lord your God commanded… that you should do… in the land into which you pass over to possess it (Deut. 6.1).
The Holy Eucharist, the fountain and source of all the other six Sacraments, comes to us in the most sacred of all the Christian ceremonies – the ceremony we have received from the pillars of the Church of Rome, the Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul who claims: We have an altar (Heb. 13.10); that is, the Traditional Rite of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Latin which Pope St. Pius V decreed ex cathedra to be THE “ordinary” form of Divine Worship, to the exclusion of the “New” one “wish[ed]” for by Paul VI, in all Latin-Rite churches until the end of time.
Now that the ministers – from the highest – have dared changed, since Vatican II, the sacred signs which the unchangeable “Catholic God” ordained in operating His same work of justification and perfection, as:
from Roman Catholic priests like to Moses and the Levites of Old ministering before God face to face (Ex. 33.11) – to Protestant “presiders” who have committed greater abominations… men having their backs turned towards the Lord (Ezech. 8.16);
from Roman Catholic priests like to Moses and the Levites of Old going up to the altar of the true God – to Protestant “presiders” who stand as much as possible on the same ‘egalitarian’ level with the assembly and presiding at a Masonic-Protestant “table” (cf., our post “The Catholic Sanctuary – II“);
from Roman Catholic priests like to the priests of Old donned in royal vestments – to Episcopalian “presiders” in ‘Communion Service’ attire; and,
from Roman Catholic priests like to the Levites of Old who alone could touch and handle the sacred – to bastard hirelings who have no sense of the holy…it is to them that these things spoken of by the Prophet Isaias especially refer – for these things were done in a figure of us (1 Cor. 10.6): Who required these things at your hands, that you should… offer sacrifice… in vain… The NEW moons, and the sabbaths, and other festivals [the Neo-Catholic ‘Liturgical Calendar’] I will not abide, your assemblies are wicked. My soul hateth your new moons, and your solemnities… And when you stretch forth your hands, I will turn away my eyes from you (1.12,13,14,15). Why Our Lord and Savior prophesied that MANY (Mt. 7.22) would claim to be doing validly* His work but never legitimately for: then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity (Mt. 7.23); cf., our post Priests for the devil. For, Thou wilt accept THE Sacrifice of justice… upon Thine altar, O Lord (from the Communion verse, Ps. 50.51,21)
* Sacred Writ therefore belies the Sedevacantist position that the “New Rite” of the ‘Mass’, of ‘Ordinations’, and ‘Episcopal Consecrations’ are, in all cases, outrightly invalid. See our posts on the Sedevacantist delusions: I, II)
A change in the saving and sanctifying divine designs and operation points no longer to the same God Who worketh (1 Cor. 12.6) with perfection.
And poor Neo-Catholics who, following their proud pastors in contending against God in how the sacred should be administered also, will depart forever into the bitterest fruit of being in indissoluble union with the proud filthy queen of those, deprived of the true Catholic Sacraments, given over to the impurity and debauchery, ‘liberty of opinion’, avarice, and the rest of the capital sins flooding the grounds of both the so-called ‘baptized’ and the non-baptized.
“Let the appointed Sacrifices be offered to Thee, O Lord: which Thou hast granted to be so offered to the honor of Thy Name, that they may themselves become healing remedies unto us. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ… Amen.” (from the Secret of the Mass).