So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Friday, March 31, 2017

"Alt-rite" and other made-up words.

Others may have already coined the following terms. If that be the case, apologies to those authors.

1. Alt: Latin highest or most; German, old. Tradition-minded movements, fraternities, religious orders and associations that worship God according to the true, good, beautiful and most excellent traditional (ancient) forms (eastern or western) of the Mass. In the words of Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI, "What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it (the older form of the Mass) cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful." 2. May also refer to the "altered rite", i.e., the Novus Ordo Missae of Blessed Paul VI.
A breakfast cereal to which one adds milk, or soy milk or some other liquid (Yerba mate?). You can't quite tell what you're going to get because what goes into the bowl often doesn't match the picture on the box.
Music+minister+sinister. Liturgical musicians who, having little appreciation for the actual texts of the Mass (i.e., the proper chants), impose trite songs upon the congregation thinking that triteness is exactly what the congregation wants. The fact that no one sings along to cheesy "worship music", despite being repeatedly prodded to do so by pushy "leaders of song", is hardly a deterrent or reason to try another approach for those convinced they are doing the rite thing.
1. Pertaining to or exhibiting the characteristics of an hysterical priest; hysterical, as in out of his mind. 2. A disordered state of mind arising from an attachment to liberal-progressive ideology.
A liturgical dance performed by a member of the clergy. A common occurrence at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, a.k.a. the Lost Angeles Ridiculous Education Congress.
Amor Less Lay Dis Ya
1. A collection of irrational defences of Amoris Laetitia which contain many derogatory comments unfairly aimed at Tradition-minded lay Catholics. 2. Another name for the National (c)atholic Reporter.

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