Monday, September 19, 2011

“Is The Mass You Attend A Counterfeit Mass?”

An Important Message to Catholics...

If you’re attending the Novus Ordo Mass (New Mass) it will bring you to salvation…RIGHT?

Well, ponder this!  Even among those who call themselves Catholic and attend the New Mass, they cannot be saved through the counterfeit Novus Ordo Mass that’s patterned after heretical Protestant religions; egregiously “confects” only bread in the Host instead of the Body and Blood of Jesus; and is raptly involved in many other acts of heresy.

Moreover, the New Mass is not sanctioned by God as His one and only true Mass. In fact, it’s a sacrilege by which God is offended, because, it’s a deliberate counterfeit of the Mass of the Roman Rite that Jesus himself established.

Here’s something else to ponder. Very few are saved and most people in the world, including most Catholics, are damned.  Does this shock you?  If it does, see what Our Lord Jesus had to say: “…the road to Heaven is straight and narrow and FEW find it, while the road to Hell is wide and taken by MOST.  (Matthew 7:13)

It’s a sad fact that most people are of bad will and don’t want to hear the truth. That’s why most people are on the road to perdition. The truth is that those who truly believe in God and accept the true Catholic Church and the Traditional Mass, will make no compromise with His True Church or His True Mass…they will avoid any and all counterfeit Churches and corrupted Masses including---what some are deceived into believing as being Catholic—The Old Catholics.  Here’s what Catholic Doctrine and Pope Pius IX had to say about The Old Catholics…

“…the new heretics who call themselves ‘Old Catholics’…these schismatics and heretics…their wicked sect…these sons of darkness…their wicked faction…this deplorable sect…This sect overthrows the foundations of the Catholic religion, shamelessly rejects the dogmatic definitions of the Ecumenical Vatican Council, and devotes itself to the ruin of souls in so many ways. We have decreed and declared in Our letter of 21 November 1873 that those unfortunate men who belong to, adhere to, and support that sect should be considered as schismatics and separated from communion with the Church.”  March 23, 1875, on the “Old Catholics” who reject Vatican I’s definition of Papal Infallibility.

Because of the heresies they committed, Pope Pius IX was compelled to excommunicate them. For those unfamiliar with the Old Catholic religion, the following will show some of the reasons for their excommunication:

Papal infallibility defined by the infallible Vatican I Council is rejected.
Clerical celibacy is rejected.  Married men are permitted to be ordained as priests. Women are ordained priests.  Divorced Old Catholics are permitted to remarry. All persons, including non-Catholics, can receive Holy Communion. Confessions to priests are not required and subsequently not officiated. The Mass is said in the vernacular thus eliminating the unerring Latin Mass.

In essence, these Old Catholics simply refused to abide by what the Church has always taught through Holy Ghost inspiration. Under such circumstances, there was no other choice for this true Pope but to follow infallible Church Doctrine and issue an excommunication.

Jesus clues us in on how to reach salvation. He gives us the solution: “My yoke is sweet and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). It’s not difficult for any of us, including the Old Catholics, if only they would abide by God’s commandments. The reason so few make it to Heaven is not because it’s hard, but because of the refusal to believe and follow the simple easy things He commands, e.g. attending Mass and receiving the true Presence of His Body and Blood in Communion.  Is attending His True Mass and receiving, undefiled, His Body and Blood at Holy Communion not a sweet yoke and a light burden?

But the sad truth is that most people are of bad will. That’s why the Saints and Doctors of the Church have consistently taught that only a few souls are saved. For the doubters and unbelievers and those influenced by Protestant belief that “all go to Heaven” (the belief of most Protestant sects)---check out what the Saints say concerning salvation…

Saint Leonard of Port Maurice (A. D. 1676-1751), on the fewness of the saved: “The most common sentiment which is held is that, among Christians [Catholics], there are more damned souls than predestined souls.” This is the sentiment of St. Theodore, St.Ephrem, St John Chrysostom, St Basil, and many other Saints.

Saint Jerome said: “Out of one hundred thousand people whose lives have always been bad, you will find barely one who is worthy of indulgence.”

Saint Anselm said:  “If thou wouldst be certain of being in the number of the elect, strive to be one of the few, not the many.  And if thou wouldst be quite sure of thy salvation, strive to be among the fewest of the few…Do not follow the great majority of mankind, but follow those who enter upon the narrow way, who renounce the world, who give themselves to prayer, and who never relax their efforts by day or by night, that they may attain everlasting blessedness.”

In our Blog: “Wow…How Does This Grab You”, we tell of the vision of the Archdeacon of Lyons who died the same day as St Bernard (1153).  He said:   “Know, Monsignor, that at the very hour I passed away, thirty-three thousand people also died.  Out of this number, Bernard and myself went up to heaven without delay, three went to purgatory, and all the rest fell into Hell.” (Told to St. Vincent Ferrar)

So, what’s the answer?  It’s quite simply…stay out of counterfeit churches; receive the True Presence of the Body and Blood of Jesus at Traditional Catholic Masses and Eastern Rite Masses and pray, pray, pray—especially the Rosary.

To attend a true Mass in the Tampa Bay area and receive Holy Communion that’s properly confected, visit Father Fattore at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 2404 Stuart St., Tampa, Florida. Masses are said in Latin with sermons in English and Spanish---depending upon the Mass schedule. The Mass is easily followed in English or Spanish with provided Missals.  

For other Traditional Churches through out the United States and Canada, consult the “Directory of Latin Masses & Resource Book” obtainable on line.

Pray the Rosary and Wear the Brown Scapular.