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Did the Church change the Mass so it would be more acceptable to Protestants?

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Did the Church change the Mass so it would be more acceptable to Protestants?

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The Church’s primary concern in the reform of the liturgy was not the sensitivities of Protestants but the active participation of Catholic laity:

This sacred council [Vatican II] has several aims in view: it desires to impart an ever increasing vigor to the Christian life of the faithful; to adapt more suitably to the needs of our own times those institutions which are subject to change; to foster whatever can promote union among all who believe in Christ; to strengthen whatever can help to call the whole of mankind into the household of the Church. The council therefore sees particularly cogent reasons for undertaking the reform and promotion of the liturgy. (Sacrosanctum Concilium 1)

Although the Second Vatican Council does include a concern for reunion among Christians within its reasons for liturgical reform, it does not give that as its first reason for the reform. Even so, the unity of Christians is a valid concern for the Council to have considered given the importance Jesus himself places upon it (John 17).













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  1. doce Reply

    I just hope and pray that the present Pope will not change the way we adore God in the Holy mass. There is nothing wrong of his being compassionate and pro poor, he has an attribute of a saint. But as catholic we must be watchful and alert if he declare that we have UNIFIED CHURCH. maybe it is the fulfillment of the Third Secret of Fatima, that Satan will sit in Vatican. Winning the sympathy of the people is the easiest gateway that he can fulfill the dream world of the masonic org. when it happens we just pray that God is there for us, to guide and protect us. We the faithful pilgrim of The Roman catholic Apostolic Church is the living church.

  2. Nancy Janzen Reply

    Try living the Mass instead of worrying about secrets. There is a good book we are using in liturgy training Mystical Voice Mystical…. Encountering Christ in the words of the Mass. I forgot that word and the book is across town in my apartment. It explains why the Church is so specific about language and then takes every prayer of the Mass and explains it.all this looking for end of the world signs is way too Protestant in focus. The world could end for you tomorrow are you ready for that?

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