Were we stiffed???
I have to write I completely agree with the comments in the link below. Let me explain why. I started as newsletter long ago and sent it to some catholics among which was my parish priest. I asked for his opinion, which he gave me. He stated, "You write very well but you are not charitable". His opinion, so I questioned him, in this manner. "Is it true Father?" "Well yes", he said. "Who is perfect truth?" I asked. "Jesus Christ", he answered. "Is He not perfect Charity too?" "Can He be separated?" No answer, no more conversation. That was when I recognized that Truth is not as important and comfort, euphemistically called peace, which is really a truce with the devil. Filth has us and has no need to bother us and so we are quite comfy in our ignorance. Read what Scripture says about calling it Peace when there is no peace. Here is the link; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-wuvnhclCQ
Let me use some of the slang used by most of the society in which I grew up. We used a little bit of rhyming slang and a lot of expressions that had evolved in the language over the years. Stiffed was one, it meant cheated out of what we were promised? We trusted in the words of our friends and relations. Let me be very blunt the Bishops of Vatican 2 stiffed us. We got lots of promises and no performance. It does no good to tell me or protest about my lack of Charity most of you were not around at that time and have little or no knowledge of how we looked forward to the Church giving us more teaching on our life and showing the Glory of the Church of which we were part. The cinemas in those days had news reels before the movies, the papers and magazines covered it pretty well. Drivel was all we started to hear and we the faithful still kept the faith. What did we get or better still what did we lose?
Let me show you two more links One demonstrates what we had and no longer is available to us. Do any of the Bishops lead us in this way?
In a non-derogatory towards the baptist, I ask do you think we can really convert even Welsh Baptists when they have this
Just imagine if you can 8000 catholic men singing this in public or in another you tube of the same men asking if you love Him why not tell Him (Jacobs Ladder )I urge you to consider what an English poet Dryden once wrote of, "The diapason closing shut in man" Hear in this you tube at about two minutes the crescendo as 8000 men ask loudly three times that question in the late evening in a welsh soccer stadium.
Vatican 2 took the wind out of the sails of the Barque and ugliness; urbanity became a virtue in the church. Remember that each vote on every subject discussed by Vatican 2 by the Bishops were unanimous.
In the annals of the speeches over music in the church a rather portly bishop stated, "We must get rid of the silly love songs we sing and replace it with proper music". My Word what drivel did we get to replace them. Compare the plinky plonking of guitars and twanging keyboards when you watch Katherine Jenkins and the Morrison Tabernacle congregation from Swansea, South Wales sing these words in the third link "and heaven's peace and justice kissed a guilty world in love
As a child we sang on many Sundays at the children's mass this Hymn;
We've lost a great battle and badly now it is time to win the war. Can we find the resolution and the effort?
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