The early Church had to face the prevailing paganism of its age. The clash was inevitable; Christianity came from heaven, while paganism came from earth. Although paganism was defeated, it was not destroyed. With the help of the spirit of evil it entered the interior of the church under the façade of heresy. Heresy was something new and strange to the reality of the Church, which brought division.
While the Christian accepts the entire deposit of faith, the heretic chooses what it suits him and what is more comfortable to him. Heresy is there just to make a religion comfortable or less uncomfortable. Heresy splits the universality of Catholicism, moving from being universal to being particular.
The Protestant Reformation led to the fracture of the universality of the Catholic Church, (whose centre was and still is Rome), to fraction out the territories and to subject the spiritual to the temporal; the religion subject to the prince.
The Catholic liturgy that expresses the faith of the Church (especially in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, which makes present the Mysterium fidei, the most sacred of the Catholic faith, the dazzling light that enlightens the Church and the world), kept his unity and universality. The liturgy resisted the division and the particularization, because it represented the reality of the universality of the Church, unity of faith, dogmas, sacraments…
The Protestant Reformation led to a total fragmentation of the liturgy as a result of the division in faith. The Catholic liturgy maintained firmly the unity and universality, as an impregnable wall, which passed down the truth of the Catholic faith from generation to generation.
The Traditional Latin Mass is like an impregnable wall that keeps intact the faith, the living Word of God, which constantly speaks to us. The Church did not diminish the efforts to keep the Mass free from abuse, heretical infection, trivialization, and to ensure that everything which surrounded the Mass, was the ultimate expression of this kept sacred reality: Calvary, the Sacred Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
This is the reason why everything in the Traditional Lain Mass is thorough, neat, careful, measured, controlled, planned, clean and beautiful; on the other hand there is no room for improvisation, or for anything that is vulgar, original, witty, boorish, ugly, irreverent, offensive or sensual.
The unassailable and impregnable wall of the Traditional Latin Mass is protecting us from heresy, from perverting the Catholic faith with the dirty waters of this world which infect and pollutes wherever they go through, leaving a trail of sensuality and sin, a world that is given to carnal and sexual instincts. The Traditional Latin Mass is protecting us from the filth of the world, but above all protects the Blessed Body and Precious Blood of Our Redeemer, as the scourge of heresy will never stop trying in vain to break down that wall that was built and sustained by God the Father Almighty.
Heaven is protecting us in every Traditional Latin Mass. The Eternal Father, the Lamb of God, the Divine Spirit, the Immaculate Conception, and the Heavenly Court, are looking after the Traditional Latin Mass from the moment it starts, and are witnessing with heavenly glory the development of the Sacrifice of the Agnus Dei.
The graces of this Holy Sacrifice are so inexplicable, as unimaginable, but so real that the soul is shocked by its fruits; indeed, it is wounded in such a way that the wound does not close itself and needs to be healed in the next Mass; but then in the next Mass becomes even bigger. Until the soul understands that its life is the Traditional Latin Mass.
The future of the Church is in the Traditional Latin Mass, because it is the Truth of the Church and because it is the light that never goes out, illuminating the path of faith towards the heavenly fatherland. The sacrifice of the Lamb of God, is always new and relevant, always a reference to the world, pointing to him what must be discarded as pagan or heretical.
The Traditional Latin Mass has always annoyed and exasperated inside and outside the Catholic Church simply because it is the medicine for the sick. The brightness of the Truth that it bears is so strong that it dazzles those who refuse to acknowledge this Truth. The Truth will always remain illuminating while the blind can only remain in his blindness and never turn off the light that blinds him.
Father Juan Manuel Rodriguez de la Rosa
Translation by Miguel Tenreiro. Original post