Carol H
Where is Fr. Goring directing the faithful? The traditional Latin Mass movement! And why? Because that's exactly the direction he's looking himself :) Looking forward to you joining the ranks Padre; your passion and zeal will be a fabulous addition :) :) :D
Scapular
The Church is on the railway tracks of the entire Papacy. A Catholic (all are called to be Traditional) goes not before the Church nor do they lag behind. Neither progressive or regressive. Stay on the tracks Fr Goring!
Ave Crux
Dear friends, I completely understand those who object to being "labeled" as anything other than simply Catholic for adhering to the Mass and the Faith of the Ages.
However, it's undeniably clear that good, solid Catholics who truly love the Faith and want to live the teachings of the Faith in an uncompromising manner are drawn to the Traditional Latin Mass and are coalescing around this …More
Dear friends, I completely understand those who object to being "labeled" as anything other than simply Catholic for adhering to the Mass and the Faith of the Ages.

However, it's undeniably clear that good, solid Catholics who truly love the Faith and want to live the teachings of the Faith in an uncompromising manner are drawn to the Traditional Latin Mass and are coalescing around this beautiful, reverent and ancient Mass -- and all the Tradition which it embodies -- like bees drawn to pollen and honey.

And it's a "phenomenon" that's now more and more visible in the Church and in clear evidence before the Hierarchy.....which is why the Modernists are "nervous"....

It's not wrong to recognize the Traditional Latin Mass is the center and apex of our lives and identity as dedicated Catholics, and the source of our devotion.....

It's even a kind of proof to the Church's Hierarchy that the Traditional Mass uniquely and powerfully supports and inspires greater and greater spiritual growth and fidelity to Catholicism, and that Tradition and deep, genuine piety are one and the same....i.e. wherever you find a Traditional Latin Mass, you will find exemplary, devout Catholics.

For many, many years now, we refer to Catholics who adhere to the Byzantine Rite as "Byzantine Rite Catholics", and others who adhere to the Melkite and Maronite Rites as "Melkite Rite" and "Maronite Rite" Catholics.

The Rites at which we assist tell a great deal about us as Catholics. I don't consider it pejorative to mention that we are Traditionalists, Latin Mass Catholics, anymore than it would be in the other cases mentioned, or even to call someone a Carmelite or Franciscan. It tells us something more about them as Catholics, and about their spirituality....

In fact, I think it makes it clear that it is the Traditional Mass which is the source and fruit of solid, devout Catholicism....and hopefully this clear identity and the kind of message it transmits will win more and more Bishops to its ranks.
123jussi
Yes we are nothing more thanRoman Catholics! Fr Goring does not even know the basics,he throws the sacred name around like he is talking about John George Paul or Ringo. He has fallen for the Faustina distraction from the Sacred Heart , he is a charismatic in the style of the shakers and Quaker's and needs that sort of thing for confidence, he is a good man but has a long way to go ,unfortunately…More
Yes we are nothing more thanRoman Catholics! Fr Goring does not even know the basics,he throws the sacred name around like he is talking about John George Paul or Ringo. He has fallen for the Faustina distraction from the Sacred Heart , he is a charismatic in the style of the shakers and Quaker's and needs that sort of thing for confidence, he is a good man but has a long way to go ,unfortunately he thinks he has arrived! The basic fault of pride , we must never feel any confidence apart from Christ crucified and His Sorrowful Mother!
pmfji
'Judge not' etc etc etc.....
Ultraviolet
Speaking of foolishness, Over here Fr. Goring claims he "used to be an atheist." On his parish site, he's "been Catholic my whole life." Contradiction much? ;-)
John A Cassani
Oh, there are plenty of Catholics who are functional atheists. Most bishops come to mind.
Ultraviolet
Fr. Goring didn't qualify his atheism in that (or any other) fashion, though. He was quite blunt about it. -except when writing for the faithful, then he's a life long Catholic,, and his brother is also a priest and he grew up on a berry and vegetable farm. Classic "von Trapp family" kind of bio....:D
mccallansteve
The good Father calls us , Latin rite traditional Catholics. No. We are Catholics, just like Thomas Aquinas, Augustine, etc. What we are not is, Novus Ordo Catholics who , as a group, believe non- Catholic things. May God restore His Church to the purity it deserves and consign the NO to hell from whence it came.
The New Knights Templar
@mccallansteve WE can't lose our charity towards those who are misled in the NO, we must do what we can to open their eyes, it's our responsibility to bring them back, not to condemn them.
123jussi
You cannot bring someone back until you are willing to tell them they have left
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The New Knights Templar
@123jussi I agree, but you can do it in a charitable way or you have greater chance of losing them. Apologetics 101. Even then, it is up to God to bring them back, we just plant the seeds and water them with prayers.
Ave Crux
@The New Knights Templar Yes, as God's Providence arranged, I have been able to introduce many "Novus Ordo" Catholics to Tradition....and they all say it's a treasure which has changed them profoundly and deepened their relationship with God.
IN FACT..... It was the leader of the Charismatic Renewal in my Diocese who knew I was a "Traditionalist" and told me Our Lord had inspired her to help …More
@The New Knights Templar Yes, as God's Providence arranged, I have been able to introduce many "Novus Ordo" Catholics to Tradition....and they all say it's a treasure which has changed them profoundly and deepened their relationship with God.

IN FACT..... It was the leader of the Charismatic Renewal in my Diocese who knew I was a "Traditionalist" and told me Our Lord had inspired her to help start a Latin Indult Mass in our area, and asked if I would I help her.

We worked with a local Priest and started it 15 years ago in his Parish....it's still going strong....! That was a Charismatic Leader who asked me to help her with it....!
Servant Of Divine Mercy
Very well TNKTemplar said and I agree otherwise it will be cafeteria Catholic Church with drive through short cuts on faith and morals, the Sacraments and Doctrines but we need to blast those bishops with letters and confrontation in a righteous manner that i have done with my bishop.
The New Knights Templar
I like much of what Fr. Goring says, but in my opinion he's missing the mark here. First, many of our bishops are working against the Church or are too afraid to say anything which might be considered "offensive". Second, The Synod of Synods isn't a good thing, the synodal way is to destroy the existing structure of the Church and change the Church into a democracy. The Church doesn't ask the …More
I like much of what Fr. Goring says, but in my opinion he's missing the mark here. First, many of our bishops are working against the Church or are too afraid to say anything which might be considered "offensive". Second, The Synod of Synods isn't a good thing, the synodal way is to destroy the existing structure of the Church and change the Church into a democracy. The Church doesn't ask the world what they think, the Church LEADS the world to the way of salvation if the world is willing to listen.
Servant Of Divine Mercy
UPDATE: Fr Mark is partially for the Latin Catholic Mass, have a listen to his fervent video
123jussi
Christ doesn't want us to be for what is good and holy " partially" . We need to be all in!