Post by Admin on Mar 17, 2019 20:43:53 GMT
The Angelus - May 1978
Ask Me...answers given by Fr. Carl Pulvermacher
Q. Does attending the Byzantine Rite Mass suffice when no Traditional Church is nearby? A. J., McKeesport, Pa.
A. Doing so has been the hope and consolation of many troubled Catholics in these days. Caution is necessary however. I know of a case where one who joined the Oriental Rite has practically lost her faith. She goes indiscriminately to the Greek or Russian Orthodox now and even to the Novus Ordo Missae. And Novus Ordo priests are requested to say masses in the Oriental Churches and to leave hosts in the tabernacle for the communion of the Oriental sick. The Roman Rite Archbishop of Melbourne, Australia, Francis Little, also wears the mitre of the Oriental Rite Bishop having been appointed by Rome. The Vatican II Novus Ordo corruption will (if it hasn't already) reach into the Oriental Rites. We may expect it. [Keep in mind the context of the date, 1978. Fr. Pulvermacher answered this question before the widespread infiltration of Vatican II into the Eastern Catholic rites which we have since witnessed. - The Catacombs]
Q. May a married man, who will become a deacon in several months, be allowed to distribute Communion? He has the consent of the bishop to do so now. K. E., Kansasville, Wi.
A. Why not? The way they behave in the Conciliar Church it is easy to believe most do not believe in the Real Presence, and, likely there is none. The Lutheran Church of Germany recently published a statement which said there was nothing in the Archbishop Bugnini Mass contrary to the Lutheran theology. Why, pray, should a lay person be forbidden to distribute a Protestant communion? [Again, notice the context of the year, 1978. There is already strong evidence of the change of intention from many Novus Ordo priests saying the New Mass. - The Catacombs]
Q. Has it ever been a mortal sin to eat meat on Friday? Is it considered a mortal sin at this date to eat meat on Friday? At what point in history was the doctrine of abstinence from meat established? R. W. W., Searcy, Ark.
A. Yes, deliberate eating of more than two ounces of flesh meat was a grave matter and a mortal sin. (Fr. Davis, S.J. -Precepts, Moral & Pastoral Theology, p. 137.) No, it is not considered a mortal sin at this date. However, some Novus Ordo priests still say it might a mortal sin to eat meat on Fridays of Lent and Ash Wednesday. Abstinence from certain meat dates back to at least 1200 B.C. because Moses wrote of it in Levit XVI 29ff. St. Thomas, in the 13th century, considered it in the Summa. Clement of Alexandria did so in the 3rd century. Certainly a custom of such great antiquity should not be lightly handled. Conceivably several souls are in hell because of the mortal sin of eating meat on Friday. Shouldn't they have another chance in our Conciliar Church?