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  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Faith of Our FathersFaith of Our Fathers 1 week, 1 day ago

    “St Alphonsus de’ Liguori…set about a reform of the seminary…Some priests were in the habit of saying Mass in fifteen minutes or less; these were suspended ipso facto until they amended their ways, and the bishop wrote a moving treatise on the subject: ’”The priest at the altar”, says St Cyprian, “represents the person of Jesus Christ.” But whom do so many priests today represent? They represent only mountebanks earning their livelihood by their antics. Most lamentable of all is it to see religious, and some even of reformed orders, say Mass with such haste and such mutilation of the rite as would scandalize even the heathen… Truly the sight of Mass celebrated in this way is enough to make one lose the faith.’…”