Friday, August 7, 2015

When younger priests won't kneel

I am suffering from arthritis and I know the pain.

But you have just got to push through with that effort to show how much you love this Person.  And so you bend it, even though it cracks, even though it is painful.

You just have to do it.


Because it is the right thing to do.

Because it is the proper thing to do.

Because I want to show this as an example to the younger generations.

Because it is how I show my love for Him.

Make this viral!

You see younger ones who would not serve the Mass if it were not a celebrity cleric celebrating.

Or if the wedding is not Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes.

Or the baptism, confirmation and first communion does not involve Liza Soberano.

And you see younger ones who don't even kneel.

You know who you are.

In fact they teach it seminaries, convents and schools of liturgy.

Proof of it is that you see it on TV every week.  And everyday in parishes.


Annibale Bugnini, the master architect of the New Mass, took out almost all of the genuflections of the Mass even though it was not mandated by the Council Fathers or Sacrosanctum Concilium.

When he was assigned to Iran as pro-nuncio, it was then that the ruthless Ayatollah Khomeini took power and so a theocracy ruled the country.  The Ayatollah summoned the members of the diplomatic corps into his presence and made them kneel down to him as a pledge of obedience.  Among those in the presence of the Ayatollah was Bugnini. He knelt.

When news of this event reached Rome, members of the Curia, in traditional Italian fashion, joked that Bugnini in Iran was doing all the genuflections he had removed from the Mass.

So the next time you are in the presence of Christ, in the church, during Mass, during the exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, inside a Eucharistic Adoration chapel.............KNEEL!

NOT THAT ONE!!! (those who are into the Christopher Reeves Superman would know this.)

These ones!

Do it before the opportunity is FORCED upon you.

1 comment:

  1. The gentleman pictured above is the embodiment of Archbishop Sheen's quote on your side bar.