Now available, and back in print by yours truly. Written by Father Gommar DePauw R.I.P. a doctor of Canon Law who wrote and spearheaded the Traditional Catholic movement in late 60s. Thirty eight pages explaining why we must reject the new mass. Page 23 .
“Among the twenty-seven dogmatic reasons cited by Cardinal OTTAVIANI and BACCI as justification for rejecting the “New Order of the mass, “the Number Eleven, dealing with ” THE CHANGE IN FORMULATION,” calls for our special attention.
Ever since the COUNCIL OF TRENT’s INFALLIBLE definitions on the Mass were published in 1566 by Pope ST. Pius V, no Catholic has ever questioned the Church’s teaching that the proper FROM for the Consecration in the Mass
—EVERY WORD OF IT NECESSARY– FOR THIS IS MY BODY–FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD–THE MYSTERY OF FAITH–WHICH SHALL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR MANY–UNTO THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Of the THIRTY-SIX POPES who succeeded ST. Pius V NOT ONE ever dared to change as much as ONE WORD in that Consecration form. And, up to ten years ago, even the wildest liturgical Reformations– knowing as well as any other Catholic that very validity of the Mass was at stake– always agreed that NO ONE, NOT EVEN A POPE, could or would ever touch the words of Consecration, or the entire Canon, for that matter.
Enters the “progressive” (liberal) former Pius XII–exile (Montini-Paul VI) from Milan on
the scene, and in scarcely more time than it took us to get used to the pope without a tiara, the world is told that the only Mass allowed from now on, is a NEW one, with an abbreviated and, at least in some of it’s “official” translations, MUTILATED CONSECRATION FORM.
The peddlers of the New Mass did not miss any details either. It certainly was not just for esthetic or decorative purposes that in the past all printers of the MISSALE ROMANUM were obligated to always print the “form” of the Consecration in bold and outstanding letters.
The reason behind this prescription was to even visually inculcate that, when pronouncing the words of Consecration, the priest was not just quoting certain words as part of a narrative description of an an event that happened long ago, but was –at that moment truly “another Christ” — pronouncing the CONSTITUTIVE FORM of the unbloody renewal of the Sacrifice of the Cross. And one would have to be re all naive to believe that it was just “by accident” that the reformers also changed the printing type in their “Eucharistic Prayers,” as they now call what used to be the “Canon of the Mass.” (The accompanying Consecration and “Eucharistic Prayer” words are photographic reproductions of the original.) page 24.
(Again) It has been the constant teaching of ALL POPES and ECUMENICAL (dogmatic) COUNCILS, ever since the Church was founded twenty centuries ago, that not even the CHURCH–NEITHER POPE NOR BISHOP — Has the right or the power to touch the SUBSTANCE OF THE SACRAMENTS instituted by Jesus Christ. No one could possibly misunderstand, or even differently interpret, the clear pronouncements made to that effect, by all Popes, and especially by two of the twentieth century.
There you have it my friends. This is just 1 1/4 pages of the 38 pages explaining our Mass.
If you wish to obtain a full copy of this writing by Father De Pauw you can do so by sending me a $10.00 cover charge for printing, postage & handling. Add $5.00 O/Seas
Joseph B. D. Saraceno
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In Christ, Joseph