Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Church Today

Bernadette Roberts

"I shudder when anyone talks to me of becoming a Catholic. I can only warn them they will be disappointed. Where the Eastern Orthodox Church has kept its balance through its liturgy and adherence to the Early Fathers, the West has bogged down in all kinds of dictums and innovations, removing anything uplifting to the depths of Christ’s mystery. 

"Thus, the “sacred liturgy” has been replaced by services reminiscent of the old Southern Revivalist’s tent – totally unexpressive of the magnum mysterium of man’s profound life with and in God. Here too, we might recall the fact that one of the first acts of the Reformation was to disband, confiscate and burn down monasteries…highly symbolic of the particular fear lest others be privy to a deeper understanding of the mystery of Christ than themselves. Nobody wants their view of Christ to be challenged lest their view appear wanting or, possibly not true at all."

The Real Christ: The Reason for Writing, pg 15

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