Each one of us traditional Catholics have his own story of how he rediscovered the PRECIOUS BURIED TREASURE of TRUE CATHOLIC WORSHIP OF GOD. As Jesus said: “The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in a field. Which a man having found, hid it, and for joy thereof goeth, and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.” Matthew 13:44.
- The Tridentine Latin Mass,
- The other Sacraments in Latin from the 1962 Missal,
- The magnificient vestments,
- Stone Altars with Altar stones,
- Church Architecture that gives glory to God, not man.
- Exorcisms and Sacred Blessings.
- Inspiring Religious Art.
- Gregorian Chant and Scholas.
- Dignifiied Sacred Vessels that are worthy of the Body and Blood of Jesus.
- Catholicism that pleases God, not man.
It all began when Pope Benedict wanted to regularize the Society so that they could have canonical status within the Church’s canonical structure. The Society asked for two things:
- The lifting of the Excommunication against the 4 bishops consecrated by Archbishop Lefebvre.
- That every priest in the Catholic Church would be free to offer the Tridentine Latin Mass according to the Rubrics of the 1962 Missal.
From this day forward, thousands and thousands of Catholics, including bishops and priests, are rediscovering the great buried treasure that the Society of Pope St. Pius X had carefully guarded over these years. They did this during the time in the Church when so much of the Sacred was literally destroyed, sold or thrown out by those in the Church who were to be its guardian, not its desecrator.
Each day, more and more Catholics and non-Catholics are continuing to discovering the previous jewels and gold contained in the traditional treasure box.
As you, who read this, already know, once you discover what is contained in the “Treasure Box”, you can never ever go back to the trite and benign way of worshiping God.
As difficult as it is to find the Latin Mass, find a good priest who is willing to sacrifice and be persecuted for offering it, and as much as you will be misunderstood, you still know that you could never deny THE SACRED TRUTH that you have discovered. Pray, pray so hard, that you will never compromise these divine truths.
Every one of us Catholics, whether we are progressive, liberal, mediocre, orthodox or traditional, at this very instant, are standing on the blood stained treasures. These treasures we take for granite everyday when we use them, our past Catholics paid for and preserved them with imprisonment, torture and death. What I mean is that they were tortured, imprisoned and killed in saving for us the Holy Scriptures, (the Bible), the Holy Sacraments and true orthodox dogma.
Just read the Acts of the Apostles, the writings of the Apostolic and Church Fathers, the lives of the saints, (especially the martyrs), and you will see at what price these saints paid so that we can quote the Bible and offer the Holy Sacraments.
So why should we now be so cowardly and un-manly as to be afraid of practicing, sharing and protecting the Catholic truth that tradition contains?
Thank God, the Holy Spirit, Pope Benedict and the Society that our eyes have been opened and again given us access to these divine treasures. Thank God once truth has been discovered, there is not turning back.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.