|Council of Nicea Sistine Chapel|
Went to Holy Mass today.
The priest shared a pretty good homily on the upcoming changes to the liturgy, focusing today on the Nicene Creed.
So far so good--he even described some of the heresies the Creed addressed.
Then came the kicker--He shared that the phrase "For us men and for our salvation..." will be recited by himself as "For us and for our salvation..."
With an authoritative voice he urged the congregation to join him or not--but he leaves it up to 'our conscience' Gee, thanks.
Okay--no problem I've been around enough of this liberal crap and I can turn a numb ear. It would have been better if he never said anything--just preach the Creed. The pulpit became a soap box.
Here's the deal--if the bishops said "let's take the word 'men' out" (which they have in other parts of the liturgy) no problem. It is the teaching authority of the church that decided that--the inspired teaching authority.
But they didn't. "Men" was left in. If they take it out tomorrow--still no problem. But until that day comes--stop it.
Stop confusing personal agenda's with pastoral authority.
So afterwards my wife approached this priest--
You can guess the response. In the name of oppressed women--he became the standard bearer. His was a weak argument--the very essence of his homily about the Creed was one of unity of expression of the faith and with one personal opinion he dissolved,
-----no he obliterated it.
So sit at the top of the slippery slope-- change the names, change the genders, meld the genders, --it's all relative right? I've been around, excommunicated and back---i've seen what changing and omitting words in Creeds can do----DON'T DO IT--even if it is just one little word--just leave it alone until the Magisterium changes it.
Satan is banking on it--and he's cashing in a lot of chips as of late.