A Call to Action's Ignorance
After the heterodox dissent group 'A Call to Action' organised a series of poorly attended meetings across the country, I posted a blog exposing the misdirection and ignorance on their website.
I have been looking at the forum there (which is poorly designed and doesn't get much interest) and feeling increasingly frustrated that this group claim to be about dialogue and being an "effective sign of the Kingdom of God" whilst their website and dialogue seems to be about nurturing and promoting ideas and theories which clearly contradict Church teaching, and doing so within a closed circle of self-affirmation. It almost seems that any idea can gain a platform there, as long as it contradicts the Magisterium, from ordination of women to criticising the new translation of the Missal, from supporting dissident priests, to promoting ideas about human sexuality which contradict the teaching of the Church.
I found this post by the leader of this group in my own diocese, Tony Castle:
When I take Holy Communion to the sick and elderly they get confused; they cannot understand why the texts they are accustomed to are changed. I tried to read the prayers but they are so convoluted that the elderly can't follow, so I simplify so that they can understand.I had to take up the challenge and so, with permission and some considerable help from CCFather, I offered this explanation:
I've never understood why there is almost an adoration of Latin. What is so special about that language? If you imagine yourself at the Last Supper and listen to the conversation, it is in Aramaic ! If you are a fly on the wall of one of Paul's house churches you will hear Greek!
Latin was a late comer to the scene....why Latin? Can anyone explain how it is superior to the Lord's own native language or the language of the NT writings ? I'd welcome an explanation about the sanctity of Latin.