The sorrowful mysteries of the Holy Rosary were given to us by Mary so that we could enter into the Passion of her Beloved Son Jesus everyday. I continue to say the traditional three mysteries of the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection everyday. There is nothing wrong with the Luminous Mysteries. They are also meditating on the public life of Jesus. But I can meditate on this aspect of His life in reading the Bible or the scriptures from the Holy Daily Mass. Again, why do we need to keep adding on new things. Again the question; was the church deficient in only having the 3 mysteries since St. Dominic’s time? My personal experience as a priest is that we are becoming more deficient as we keep changing to conform to the modern world.
How many new councils do we need? How many new changes do we need? Why not add on a fifth set of mysteries? Why not have confession over the phone? Why not watch Holy Mass on your iPhone? Why not marry birds if you love them? Why not do what ever is new and accepted as cool today? Why do we need to keep changing things? Changing dogma???? Yes, we can further explain things, but the constant changing of interpretations of dogma is not catholic.
Yesterday we prayed together the Sorrowful mysteries to help us personally enter into the suffering and death of our King Jesus Christ.
But we also had some down to earth catholic enjoyment.
Please try to get together more as traditional catholics and have down to earth fun. We played baseball with the kids. They loved catching dragonflies and lizards. Kids tend to not take life too seriously. We can learn a lot from kids. “And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” St. Matthew 18: 3 We traditional catholics know too well the life of sorrow we live as we see all the sin in the world and in the church. But we also need to see the joy of God’s love and power working every where there are more and more traditional catholics. Isn’t it wonderful to be part of the growing number of traditional catholics.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.