A video comparison…
Is the “New Mass” of Paul VI the true Roman Catholic Mass?
Hint: It’s a meal, not a propitiatory sacrifice…
It was on Holy Thursday in 33 A.D. that our Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ offered the first Holy Catholic Mass in the cenacle in Jerusalem, Himself being both Priest and Victim. There He instituted the Holy Eucharist, established the Perpetual Sacrifice of the New Covenant, and ordained the first bishops. This He did on the first day of the Passover (see Luke 22), for He Himself was to be the true Paschal Lamb who would save the people from the bondage of slavery to sin (cf. 1 Cor 5:7). The Catholic Mass would be the Paschal Sacrifice of the New Covenant, thus fulfilling and replacing that which merely foreshadowed it. Of old, Abraham had prophesied: “God will provide himself a victim for an holocaust” (Gen 22:8). God Himself was to be the Lamb, since only the infinite God could render infinite atonement for man’s sins! Hence St. John the Baptist, upon first seeing our Lord, declared: “Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who taketh away the sin of the world” (Jn 1:29).
It was on Holy Thursday in 1969 A.D. that the apostate bishop Giovanni Battista Montini, under his pseudonym “Pope Paul VI”, officially replaced the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Roman Catholic structures with his “new order of Mass” (novus ordo Missae). This “New Mass”, as it quickly came to be called and has remained to this day, is a thoroughly Protestantized liturgy that, while retaining some aspects of the Catholic Mass, expressed, as Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani wrote in his Brief Critical Study, “both as a whole and in its details, a striking departure from the Catholic theology of the Mass as it was formulated in Session XXII of the Council of Trent”.
Not only was the “Novus Ordo Mass” invalid, for the words of consecration had been changed; it was no longer even defined by the Vatican as the Sacrifice of Calvary offered by a priest in an unbloody manner. Rather, it was now merely a liturgical meal (“Lord’s Supper”!) held by the congregation, over which a priest merely presided:
The Lord’s Supper, or Mass, is the sacred meeting or congregation of the people of God assembled, the priest presiding, to celebrate the memorial of the Lord. For this reason, Christ’s promise applies eminently to such a local gathering of holy Church: “Where two or three come together in my name, there am I in their midst” (Mt. 18:20).
(“General Instruction of the Roman Missal”, Missale Romanum: Ordo Missae Editio Typica [Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis, 1969], n. 7)
Martin Luther could not have said it better himself!
While it is true that the Vatican later corrected this definition due to the outrage over it, the fact that such a definition could be approved and promulgated by someone claiming to be the Roman Pontiff at all demonstrates conclusively that the man in question, Paul VI, was not in fact the Vicar of Christ but a charlatan.
To compare and contrast liturgically and theologically the Roman Catholic Mass of the ages and the crypto-Protestant Novus Ordo Missae of Paul VI, the YouTube user Catholic Crusader Films has produced the following, highly informative video:
CAUTION! Includes three scenes of immodestly dressed women
Paul VI, by now of course a “saint” in the strange new Vatican II Church, promulgated his liturgical meal service on April 3, 1969. Like the first Holy Thursday in 33 A.D., this too was the first day of the (now apostate) Jewish Passover.
As the true Catholic Mass once replaced the Passover of the Old Testament, so the apostate Paul VI officially replaced (or attempted to, that is) the Catholic Mass with what can be considered the New Testament version of the sacrifice of Cain (cf. Gen 4:3-5). In this he showed himself to be, in a true sense of the word, anti-Christ, and, arguably, to have ushered in the time “when the continual sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination unto desolation shall be set up” (Dan 12:11).
In his lectures on the persecution of the Church in the last days, based on his thorough research of Sacred Tradition concerning the Apocalypse, the great Cardinal Henry Edward Manning (1808-1892) stated:
The holy Fathers who have written upon the subject of Antichrist, and of [the] prophecies of Daniel, without a single exception, as far as I know, and they are the Fathers both of the East and of the West, the Greek and the Latin Church— all of them unanimously,— say that in the latter end of the world, during the reign of Antichrist, the holy sacrifice of the altar will cease. In the work on the end of the world, ascribed to St. Hippolytus, after a long description of the afflictions of the last days, we read as follows: “The Churches shall lament with a great lamentation, for there shall be offered no more oblation, nor incense, nor worship acceptable to God. The sacred buildings of the churches shall be as hovels; and the precious body and blood of Christ shall not be manifest in those days; the Liturgy shall be extinct; the chanting of psalms shall cease; the reading of Holy Scripture shall be heard no more. But there shall be upon men darkness, and mourning upon mourning, and woe upon woe.” Then, the Church shall be scattered, driven into the wilderness, and shall be for a time, as it was in the beginning, invisible, hidden in catacombs, in dens, in mountains, in lurking-places; for a time it shall be swept, as it were, from the face of the earth. Such is the universal testimony of the Fathers of the early centuries….
(Cardinal H. E. Manning, The Present Crisis of the Holy See Tested by Prophecy, Lecture IV: Passion and “Death” of the Church)
It is only by the grace of God that the true Catholic Mass still exists today, albeit, as foretold, only in odd places few and far between.
Our Blessed Lord, too, warned us that the abomination of desolation would eventually appear in our churches: “When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand. Then they that are in Judea, let them flee to the mountains….” (Mt 24:15-16). And thus Catholics have “fled to the mountains”, so to speak, into the wilderness, to escape the great sacrilege that is the “New Mass”.
This Maundy Thursday, let us thank God for having instituted the Holy Catholic Mass, the Holy Eucharist, and the Sacred Priesthood. Let us also reach out to our Novus Ordo family members and friends and use the time of this Coronavirus lockdown to help them see, perhaps by showing them the documentary movie above, that they have not been deprived of the Holy Mass by their state’s governor or by their local pastor or “bishop”, for the last few weeks. Rather, they have been deprived of it by “Pope” Paul VI since 1969.
And no, Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum doesn’t fix that.
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