The Rite of Ordination to the Priesthood

 

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Pardon me if the name confuses. You know me as Terry.

Hello! I hope that all is well. I was wondering what are your thoughts on the dismissal, if you will, of the observance of Sexagesima Sunday, etc. in the new calendar and also, if you will, your thoughts on the new rite of ordination. I am aware that the ‘Traditionalists’ (and I do not include myself in this regard) question it’s validity because of what seems to be a lack of emphasis on the forgiving of sins. I look forward to hearing from you, as I always do. I have learned ALOT on this site. Thank you!!

 

[Pardon me if the name confuses. You know me as Terry.]

HELLO TERRY. WHAT A SURPRISE. WHAT IS THE REASON FOR THE CHANGE OF NAME?

[Hello! I hope that all is well.]

ALL IS WELL. WE WERE JUST SO BUSY DUE TO PRACTICAL THINGS TO DO.

[I was wondering what are your thoughts on the dismissal, if you will, of the observance of Sexagesima Sunday, etc. in the new calendar]

THE SEXAGESIMA SUNDAY IS NOT A MAJOR FESTIVAL OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. IT WAS MERELY PREPARATION FOR LENT. IT IS NOT LIKE CHRISTMAS AND EASTER THAT CANNOT BE REMOVED.

BEFORE VATICAN II THEY HAVE SEXAGESIMA SUNDAY YET THEY FAILED TO STOP THE PRE-ASH WEDNESDAY CARNIVALS THAT BECAME SO ABOMINABLE IN INDULGES WITH ALCOHOL AND SEX SUCH AS THE ONE IN BRAZIL AND IN THE ROMAN CARNIVALS.

FOLLOWING THE LITURGICAL REFORM OF VEN. POPE PIUS XII THE VATICAN II LITURGY FOCUSED ON HOLY WEEK ESPECIALLY THE EASTER TRIDUUM THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE. IT WAS RESTORED BY POPE PIUS XII AND BECAME MORE POPULAR IN THE PRE-VATICAN II ERA.

[and also, if you will, your thoughts on the new rite of ordination. I am aware that the ‘Traditionalists’ (and I do not include myself in this regard) question it’s validity because of what seems to be a lack of emphasis on the forgiving of sins.]

HOW CAN THE OLD RITE OF ORDINATION CLAIM THAT THEY EMPHASIZE SOMETHING WHEN IT WAS DONE ON LANGUAGE NOT UNDERSTANDABLE TO THE LIVING LANGUAGE OF THE PEOPLE? EVEN IF THE LATIN ORDINATION BEFORE VATICAN II WILL ENUMERATE ALL THE FUNCTIONS OF A PRIEST IN MINUTEST DETAILS THAT IS USELESS IF PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT.

ONCE AGAIN, GO BACK TO BASIC TRADITIONAL THEOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE CHURCH CONCERNING THE VALIDITY OF THE SACRAMENTS: MATTER AND SUBSTANTIAL FORM, SUBSTANCE AND ACCIDENTS…

FROM OLD TESTAMENT THE ORDINATION OF PRIESTS FOCUSED ON THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY OIL AND INVESTITURE. DURING THE APOSTOLIC TIMES THE LAYING ON OF HANDS BECAME THE FOCUS OF THE ORDINATION AND THE CALLING FORTH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT UPON THE CANDIDATES. ONCE THESE ARE DONE THEY HAVE THE POWER TO CELEBRATE MASS, FORGIVE SINS AND SO FORTH.

POPE PAUL VI SIMPLIFIED THE RITE OF ORDINATIONS SO THAT IT CAN FOCUS ON THE ESSENTIALS NOT MERELY ON THE MINUTEST DETAILS.

ON MATTERS OF SACRAMENTS IT IS THE POPE WHO HAS THE DEFINITIVE SAY IF IT IS VALID OR NOT. THE SO CALLED SELF PROCLAIMED TRADITIONALISTS HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE ON US THEIR PERSONAL PREFERENCE AND SAY THAT ONE IS INVALID AND THE OTHER IS VALID. WE DO NOT RECOGNIZE THEIR PRIDEFUL CLAIMS.

[I look forward to hearing from you, as I always do. I have learned ALOT on this site. Thank you!!]

YOU ARE WELCOME. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS TERRY.