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The Novus Ordo, Spiritual Homosexuality, Mutilation & True Worship of God ~Traditional Priest Video

Fr. James Mawdsley | The Daily Knight

The Novus Ordo and Homosexuality

Transcript from Video:

True worship, directed at the Living God, is imaged throughout Sacred Scripture by the crowning good of creation — marriage. Idolatry, going after false gods, is imaged in the Bible by adultery. Man turning in on himself, to celebrate himself, is neither marriage nor adultery but, contra naturam, spiritual homosexuality.

As the lex orandi incorporates the lex credendi, that is the traditional rites make visible the traditional faith, so mutilating the liturgy — cutting out great parts and introducing novelties — is akin to transgender surgery on the body, even rendering it infertile. With the new Mass this translates as hindering graces. Germany’s Synodalen Weg [Synodal Path] suggests the inhabitants of spiritual Sodom are determined to make everyone like themselves. May the angels protect us (Gen 19:1-17).

Jesus called Himself the “Bridegroom” (Mt 9:15). The Church is His Bride (Apoc 21:2; 2 Cor 11:2). St John the Baptist called himself the “friend of the Bridegroom” (Jn 3:29). The heavenly banquet is a nuptial banquet, the saints eternally united with God (Apoc 19:7-9). Obviously there is nothing sexual about this union. The union of a man and his wife is merely an image of the union of Christ and the Church (Eph 5:31-32; cf. 1 Cor 6:16-17). The Church Fathers understood the Hypostatic Union to be the archetype of marriage — the union of the Divine with the human. As numerous persons are to be drawn into this union, Origen wrote that marriage is an image of the union of the Word of God with the soul, the first instance of which is the Incarnation. It begins with Christ Who is Head of the Church, His Bride (Col 1:18; Eph 5:23-32).

Origen made his analogy while commentating on the most poetic description of love ever written, the Canticle of Canticles, an allegory for the love between God and Israel, or Jesus Christ and the Church. So the Old Testament testifies to the same theme. God drew Israel to Himself as a virgin bride (Jer 2:1-3). Isaiah declares: “the Lord has called you like a wife” and “as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you” (Is 54:6; 62:5). He puts it very plainly: “For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of Hosts is his name” (Is 54:5-8). Hosea speaks of a future marriage: “in that day, says the Lord, you will call me, ‘My husband,’… And I will betroth you to me for ever; I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness; and you shall know the Lord” (Hos 2:16-20). This Covenant Jesus consummated on the Cross, a New and Eternal Covenant in His Blood, which is eternally indissoluble (Jn 19:30; Lk 22:22; 1 Cor 11:25). God hates divorce (Mal 2:16).

Despite the goodness of God’s proposal, His People fell and fall, then and now, again and again, into unfaithfulness, turning their backs on the true God to search after false gods. The prophets blasted this idolatry as if it were akin to adultery. To go after false gods is likened to breaking marriage vows, for it is violating the Covenant made with God. Thus Jeremiah accused them: “Surely, as a faithless wife leaves her husband, so have you been faithless to me, O house of Israel, says the Lord” (Jer 3:20; more graphically Jer 2:20-27; more tragically Jer 3:1-3). Ezekiel blasts Israel for building “brothels”, that is, shrines to false gods, on every street (Ezek 16:31). He complains that at least prostitutes ask for payment, whereas Israel actually makes payments (offerings) to the false gods. This spiritual depravity leads literally to the sacrificing of children: “in your fornications with your lovers and with the idols of your abominations, in the blood of your sons, whom you gave to them” (Ezek 16:36). God’s House is not spared this abomination: “For they have committed adultery, and blood is upon their hands; with their idols they have committed adultery; and they have even offered up to them for food the sons whom they had borne to me. Moreover this they have done to me: they have defiled my sanctuary on the same day and profaned my sabbaths. For when they had slaughtered their children in sacrifice to their idols, on the same day they came into my sanctuary to profane it. And lo, this is what they did in my house” (Ezek 23:37-39). Such cruelty to the defenceless, such infidelity to God, ends in one being hated even by the world one sought to please: “And they will act toward you with hatred… They have done these things to you, because you have fornicated after the Gentiles, among whom you were defiled by their idols” (Ezek 23:29-30). The Book of Wisdom states simply: “The beginning of fornication is the worship of idols.” (Wis 14:12)

Despite this grotesque infidelity, God always offers Israel a way back to Him: “Yea, thus says the Lord God: I will deal with you as you have done, who have despised the oath in breaking the covenant, yet I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish with you an everlasting covenant… I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the Lord, that you may remember and be confounded, and never open your mouth again because of your shame, when I forgive you all that you have done, says the Lord God” (Ezek 16:59-63). And Jeremiah announces: “the Lord appeared to [Israel] from afar. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin Israel!” (Jer 31:3-4).

The Church is not free from these sins, from infidelity and idolatry. St Paul warns that idolatry can descend so far that man loses all understanding of nature. Marriage is no longer understood as pointing to God. Instead those who abandon God fall into unnatural relations, “their females have exchanged the natural use of the body for a use which is against nature. And similarly, the males also, abandoning the natural use of females, have burned in their desires for one another: males doing with males what is disgraceful” (Rom 1:26-27). “Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God.” (1 Cor 6:9-10)

But what is modern man? He is not an adulterer, going after false gods. Rather he is an atheist, without any faith, not interested in any kind of gods. The modernist man is interested only in his own kind. This is not spiritual adultery but spiritual homosexuality. The sterile degeneracy sought by the Synodalen Weg, which attacks hierarchy, celibacy and an exclusively male priesthood, would ultimately prefer to have women ‘priests’ than the Sacrament. They will exclude God entirely in order that humans may play games among ourselves. This did not come out of nowhere, but has roots in the Novus ordo. It is an inevitable ‘progress' of the self-centered spirit of the new liturgy.

By design, the New Mass is not so much interested in the Other, in God, as it is content with its own kind. Man gazes upon man. The celebrant may pray ad orientem, but how many actually do?

The spirit of the thing has the priest turn his back to God. High altar and tabernacle are out of mind, or have even been removed, replaced with a table for what looks not like a sacrifice but a social event. The Novus ordo celebrant may whisper the Canon intimately to God, in Latin, knowing God understands all, but how many actually do? The spirit of the thing is to proclaim the Canon aloud to the people, in the vernacular, even making eye contact with them. If the people do not know better, if they have grown up with this abuse, they are pleased to be given attention, even as the priest is pleased make himself the centre of attention instead of God. The preference for vernacular readings in Mass is self-centered. They are forgotten to be acts of worship of God but instead are emphatically directed to man. But we are made for something higher than what we think we like. Children do not develop well if always given what they like. Rather if we aim high, if our actions are guided by devotion to the Other, we will discover goods of which we never dreamt. Once again, in this regard true worship is like marriage.

The rebellion of homosexuality against nature is made obvious by considering the human body and the purpose of marriage. Similarly, the aberration of the Novus ordo is made obvious by regarding tradition and the purpose of worship. Regarding human nature, you do not need the brains of an archbishop to see how a man and a woman are made for each other. If psychological complementarity is not immediately apparent to all, the bodily complementarity of a man and a woman is undeniable. Or looking to the first end of marriage, which is children, then you do not need to be a rocket scientist to know what manner of intercourse suits this goal of nature and what not. For true worship we have similar references. We can look to tradition and we can look to the purpose. The body of tradition shows us how to worship God. If we do not mutilate this body, we can be confident that we are in continuity, or harmony, with our nature as the Church, our souls disposed to receiving God. Meanwhile the first purpose of worship is the glory of God and only secondarily the salvation of souls. Therefore Holy Mass should be ordered to Him, not to ourselves. The parallel with marriage works further, in that just as spouses who are devoted to children will find this bonds them more deeply and for longer than any other goal, so also those who go to Holy Mass with the primary purpose of worshipping God will find there is no better way of securing the salvation of souls, themselves and others.

Indeed as souls were given us directly by God, while our bodies were given us by our parents cooperating with Him, so the spirit of the liturgy is a gift of God, while the body of it, the rites which incorporate it, Tradition, is handed down through the generations of our Catholic forebears in cooperation with God. The Holy Spirit has shaped the liturgy over the centuries as surely as the same Spirit inspired Sacred Scripture over centuries. We do not need novelties in Scripture or in Holy Mass or in nature: God has designed all these perfectly. Organic growth belongs to all these, but they should never suffer mutilation. Please God the hierarchy of the Church will admit this.

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