Mass and Triumphalism. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Posted March 10, 2019 12:00 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Mass and Triumphalism.  Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The other day I posted something about churches and synagogues losing membership.  HERE
This is going to happen, friends.  Demographics, on top of decades of stupidity, are not on our side.
I’m not saying that this is the great “falling away” of 2 Thessalonians 2.  I’m also not saying that it is isn’t.   To my mind, the “restrainer” of whom Paul wrote is probably St. Michael the Archangel.   We collectively stopped praying the St. Michael Prayer after Low Mass as part of the Leonine Prayers in 1965 and… all hell breaks loose.  Breaking loose is what one does after the restraint stops.

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