The Remnant Newspaper – The Displacement of the Mysterium Fidei and the Fabricated Memorial Acclamation

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The Displacement of the Mysterium Fidei and the Fabricated Memorial Acclamation
Written by  Peter Kwasniewski, PhD
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The story of how the words of consecration spoken over the chalice were changed for the Novus Ordo Missae is a potent exhibition of many interrelated problems characteristic of the liturgical reform in general: false antiquarianism; a defective understanding of participatio actuosa; an infatuation with Eastern praxis coupled with a contempt for what is uniquely Western; disdain for medieval piety and doctrine; a lack of humility in the face of that which we cannot fully understand and a lack of reverence for that which is mysterious; a mechanistic reduction of liturgy to material that we can shape as it pleases us (as we try to do with the natural world using our modern technology); and an itch to construct new forms due to boredom or…

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The Coward and the Heretic

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But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.

I love this verse because it is an explicit condemnation of sophistication. I get compliments for my writing style, but my only trick is to refrain from larding up my prose with big words and ambiguity when simple words and clarity will do the job. I don’t believe in sophistication.

Sophistication comes from the ancient Greek sophists who pretended to have wisdom but merely played with words and their meanings. Today, we see this sophistication on display in the half ass resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. The only thing that makes this an issue is that a manifest heretic assumed the role of pope following this coward’s abdication. We wouldn’t be having this discussion if some orthodox cardinal like Sarah or Burke had taken the white. The…

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Catholic Monitor: Open Letter to Taylor Marshall

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Great open letter on Catholic Monitor which all Catholics need to read and think about. __ Scoop

Monday, May 25, 2020


Dr. Marshall, for many of us (myself included), your podcasts have been a source of enlightenment, entertainment, and—quite frankly—hope, during this very dark time in the history of the Church.  As someone who studied his way into the Catholic Faith, having the grace and the integrity to acknowledge the necessity of conversion from the Protestant sect to which you formerly belonged, you have not been content to rest on your laurels but have “put yourself out there,” launching the New Saint Thomas Institute and discussing current events sub luce aeternitatis.  Your willingness to deal with things the way they are, and not the way they would be if we were all painted on holy cards already, is refreshing and appreciated.
Accordingly, I am…

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