Monday, April 13, 2015

KIKO ON DISPLAY

If you want to know what Kiko really believes and teaches about what we "normal people" call the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, here it is, on full display:

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "DIVERGENCE FROM CATHOLIC DOCTRINE IN THE NEOCATECH...":

Dear RYaeger, I do not know about anyone who was "hurt" by liturgy. Liturgy is a business of the clergy and not the flock. Only a few select nerds think it is their duty to police others over liturgy, but normal people don't really care. This is a fact of life.

You have to be weak and very insecure in your faith if you overemphasize some formal features over spiritual content. Our Christian brothers in many other denominations do not have any trouble to follow their own liturgies which is pretty much distinct from the Catholic liturgy. Do you thing they are hurt and suffering? Honestly, I don't think so. The tent of God is spacious enough to give room for liturgical variations without compromising the faith in Christ.

So take courage the Lord is good.

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Let's compare this KIKO-THINK to what the Church, the real one, actually teaches:


KIKO-THINK: "liturgy is the business of the clergy and not the flock."

Talk about starting off with ignorance! (No wonder they don't use their name!) The very word "liturgy" derives from the Greek work meaning "work of the people", in other words, it is the business of all, clergy and flock. And Vatican II (in Sacrosanctum Concilium) makes this clear (emphases mine):
2. For the liturgy, "through which the work of our redemption is accomplished," [1] most of all in the divine sacrifice of the Eucharist, is the outstanding means whereby the faithful may express in their lives, and manifest to others, the mystery of Christ and the real nature of the true Church.

7. Rightly, then, the liturgy is considered as an exercise of the priestly office of Jesus Christ. In the liturgy the sanctification of the man is signified by signs perceptible to the senses, and is effected in a way which corresponds with each of these signs; in the liturgy the whole public worship is performed by the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ, that is, by the Head and His members.

14. Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations which is demanded by the very nature of the liturgy. Such participation by the Christian people as "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a redeemed people (1 Pet. 2:9; cf. 2:4-5), is their right and duty by reason of their baptism.

In the restoration and promotion of the sacred liturgy, this full and active participation by all the people is the aim to be considered before all else; for it is the primary and indispensable source from which the faithful are to derive the true Christian spirit; and therefore pastors of souls must zealously strive to achieve it, by means of the necessary instruction, in all their pastoral work.

(By the way, did you get that? The Church - the real one - refers to the Eucharist as "the divine sacrifice".)

KIKO-THINK: "I do not know about anyone who was 'hurt' by liturgy."
Well of course he/she doesn't. He's a Kiko. However, Pope Benedict thinks differently: 
"...in many places celebrations were not faithful to the prescriptions of the new Missal, but the latter actually was understood as authorizing or even requiring creativity, which frequently led to deformations of the liturgy which were hard to bear.  I am speaking from experience, since I too lived through that period with all its hopes and its confusion.  And I have seen how arbitrary deformations of the liturgy caused deep pain to individuals totally rooted in the faith of the Church. - Pope Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontifcum

KIKO-THINK: "You have to be weak and very insecure in your faith if you overemphasize some formal features over spiritual content. Our Christian brothers in many other denominations do not have any trouble to follow their own liturgies which is pretty much distinct from the Catholic liturgy. Do you thing they are hurt and suffering? Honestly, I don't think so."

So here you see what we already know about Kiko: there is nothing special about the Catholic Mass (which is why he won't call it that). Our liturgy is just one of many. And the idea that non-Catholics are not "hurt and suffering" is pure evidence that Kiko has no regard for the Real Presence. To him, Christ is just as present in other churches as he is in his. Nothing special about the Eucharistic Presence. This is why there is disregard for consecrated crumbs and drink the sacred blood from a punch bowl. To them it's not really and actually Jesus. Just a "happy meal". 

KIKO-THINK: "The tent of God is spacious enough to give room for liturgical variations without compromising the faith in Christ."

This is pretty funny (but then most of what Kiko teaches is). First we are told that the liturgy is completely the domain of the clergy and then he tells us we can vary it at will ("give room for liturgical variations"). Of course this is in absolute contrast to what our Church - the real one - teaches (in Sacrosanctum Concilium):

A) General norms

22. 1. Regulation of the sacred liturgy depends solely on the authority of the Church, that is, on the Apostolic See and, as laws may determine, on the bishop.

2. In virtue of power conceded by the law, the regulation of the liturgy within certain defined limits belongs also to various kinds of competent territorial bodies of bishops legitimately established.

3. Therefore no other person, even if he be a priest, may add, remove, or change anything in the liturgy on his own authority.
Oh, so much evidence that Kiko and his clan belong to a different Church. However, it would be nice if the non-neo "divine sacrifice" was not messed with either. 


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