25 September 2017
He Ain't Lyin'
Christopher Ferrara, that is, when he wrote this:
Despite the bare validity of sacraments and the good faith and piety of Catholics who have never known or have no access to anything outside the Novus Ordo, neo-Catholicism is, objectively speaking, a corruption of the Faith that would not be recognized as Catholic by any Pope before the Second Vatican Council, not excluding John XXIII. The neo-Catholic polemic seeks always to conceal the reality that Monsignor Klaus Gamber, with the future Benedict XVI’s approval, recognized some 25 years ago—long before the Bergoglian Debacle brought the ecclesial crisis to the final stage of what the future Pope himself called “a continuing process of decay” back in the 1980s. Wrote Gamber:
A Catholic who ceased to be an active member of the Church for the past generation and who, having decided to return to the Church, wants to become religiously active again, probably would not recognize today’s Church as the one he had left. Simply by entering a Catholic Church, particularly if it happens to be one of ultra-modern design, he will feel as if he has entered a strange foreign place. He will think that he must have come to the wrong address and that he has ended up in some other Christian religious community….
[I]n the past there has never been an actual break with Church tradition, as has happened now, where almost everything the Church represents is being questioned. (Gamber, The Reform of the Roman Liturgy, p. 107, 109)
Largely defended by Protestant converts within the Church, the neo-Catholic regime of novelty, now headed by a dictatorial Pope whose pursuit of novelty can only be described as fanatical, is rightly viewed as a liberal horror by conservative Protestant evangelicals. The Orthodox churches, with which a true reunion might actually be possible, want no part of a Church whose concocted, abuse-ridden new liturgy they regard as a blasphemous joke.