I was suspended yet again on CAF.
A Neo-Cath wrote:
To many people here the notion of a Mass being "illicit" means next to nothing.
I have never understood how one can claim to be on the side of the Church when they knowingly and purposely attend Masses that they know are illicit. That, coupled with the fact that sspx priests are suspended of their duties and act in disobedience every time they celebrate Mass would seem (to me, at least) to be cause for concern.
But that's just me.
If you've ever attended a NO Mass where the priest said one word wrong or got one rubric wrong you've attended an "illicit" Mass. If you regularly attend a Mass where Eucharistic Ministers are used but are not absolutely needed, you are attending an "illicit" Mass.
Catholic Answers Moderator then sent me a private message stating:
You have received an infraction at Catholic Answers Forums.
Reason: Continuous violoation of rules, despite many infractions
Your statement is incorrect, to begin with.
Second, it violates the forum rules that say you may not pit one form of the mass against the other.
Third, you have violated the rules too many times and you continue to do so.
Therefore, your account is suspended for one month. You cannot be on these fora and violate rules at a rate of one a month. If you want to participate on Catholic Answers, you must comply with our rules.
The previous "violations" were just as ridiculous.
I'm not sure how he could make the claim I'm pitting one form of the Mass against the other with a straight face.
I'm going to appeal. I expect nothing, but I'll at least make the case to a third party that this is nuts, even by Neo-Cath standards.
I think that it was God's will that I stumbled onto this thread as I needed to very badly. I, too, have been banned from CAF. & it has hurt very much. I'm a 69 yr. old Grandmother who has been Catholic all of my life. My ban will be lifted a 9:34 this evening. I'm not going back, though. I need to share with someone, exactly what happened, but I can't get to the "evil" post that I wrote until then.
Another poster, one who seems genuinely interested & trying to re-enter her childhood faith, asked the following:
"Pope Benedict says the Mass of 1962 is perfectly valid & licit.....so can anyone tell me why it was suppressed to begin with.
She asked this question several times & no one answered it, instead it turned into a thread that questioned her identity & honesty. Finally, I answered her question:
"The Council wanted a Mass that was palatable to our Separated Brethren". It hasn't seemed to have worked."
It is very humiliating to a woman who has studied & LOVED her faith for so long, to be BANNED because she is somehow,
"comparing the two Masses". I admire anyone who wants to bring the Protestants back into the fold, I just don't think that writing a new Mass was the way to do it.
I am faithful to the Pope, I was 28 yrs. old when the Novus Ordo was promulgated. I tried for 10 YEARS
to love it the way I loved the Tridentine Mass. After that, I simply endured. Sometimes, I became angry at Mass???? However, our city offered no indult Mass, so I just prayed.
Thanks for letting me vent. There seems to be no place for me. :sad: