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Holy Week Memories from a Long Time Ago
« on: March 28, 2013, 11:48:52 AM »
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  • Holy Week memories from a Long Time Ago.

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    « Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 01:11:32 PM »
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  • The picture of all the people waiting for confession is very inspiring!

    Thanks for those.


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    « Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 08:34:51 PM »
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  • Quote from: ora pro me
    The picture of all the people waiting for confession is very inspiring!

    Thanks for those.


    I love to see those old pictures.  I see a couple of kerchiefs but no veils.  Where did the SSPX women get the idea veils were traditional in North America?
    I know white veils were worn at bull fights in Spain, and the black veils were worn to be alluring: but I never saw a veil in the US until Jackie Kennedy wore one at her husbands funeral.
    "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and them that hate Him flee from before His Holy Face"  Psalm 67:2[/b]


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    « Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 08:11:16 PM »
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  • I remember in my Parish Church in the 1950's-early 1960's that had a very
    large congregation.  The lines for confession extended outside the Church
    and wrapped around the block.
    As people will wait to pay their taxes and line up in long lines in cars at the
    Post Office to mail their returns. Their are people whom will wait till Good Friday and Holy Saturday and into early Easter Morning. Every Confession was
    heard to the last person who wanted to confess.
    All this has been lost starting in 1965 as Vatican 2 reforms were implemented.
    Today, I drove by a conciliar church and the parking lot was empty.
    This is Holy Saturday.















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    « Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013, 09:08:13 PM »
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  • The picture of the confession line depressed me.


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    « Reply #5 on: March 30, 2013, 09:12:25 PM »
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  • Quote from: RomanCatholic1953
    I remember in my Parish Church in the 1950's-early 1960's that had a very
    large congregation.  The lines for confession extended outside the Church
    and wrapped around the block.
    As people will wait to pay their taxes and line up in long lines in cars at the
    Post Office to mail their returns. Their are people whom will wait till Good Friday and Holy Saturday and into early Easter Morning. Every Confession was
    heard to the last person who wanted to confess.
    All this has been lost starting in 1965 as Vatican 2 reforms were implemented.
    Today, I drove by a conciliar church and the parking lot was empty.
    This is Holy Saturday.


    Instead of trying to bring confessions (and *hours* for confessions too, many conciliar parishes hardly have them. One time, when I was a brand new Catholic, I went to a church in my dad's town as I was visiting for Christmas. When I asked what the confession hours were/where were they posted, etc. the lady that ran the office looked at me like I had 2 heads and said, "It's Christmas! It's a cheerful time of year, Father doesn't want anyone in the confessional for the holidays!") our 'pope' is running around kissing women's feet on camera and cutting Masses short (and looking at his watch, I'm serious, read my other thread, he actually looked at his watch during Mass).

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    « Reply #6 on: March 30, 2013, 10:17:14 PM »
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  • At my age, I still remember how things used to look like in the
    Roman Catholic Church.
    The so called conciliar church down the street is of an different
    ecclesiology than I was brought up in the 1950's and early 1960's.
    What a strange world we live in now compared to a half of an
    century ago, that has past by in a blink of an eye for me.

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    « Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 08:27:58 AM »
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  • Why did the line for confession depress you?


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    « Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013, 08:48:47 AM »
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  • Quote from: stgobnait
    Why did the line for confession depress you?


    Catholic's were more aware of their sins at that time. The Clergy were
    also were more aware of sin.

    Catholic's were more aware of the existence of Hell.

    In most cases at that time, fire and brimstone sermons that made
    people more aware of their sins, and the punishments of the hereafter.

    This was the constant teaching of the Church from the Last Supper to
    when the teachings of Vatican 2 were implemented starting in 1965.

    In the 1980's when I attended a NO parish and went to Confession.
    I found out what were always considered sins before Vatican 2 are
    now no longer sins.
    That was from a Priest who was ordained in 1940.

    Even at that time, only a few would showed up to the confessional, to
    confessed their sins.

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    « Reply #9 on: March 31, 2013, 09:43:10 AM »
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  • , i understand now what you meant, and i agree wholeheartedly.  i learned     recently, first confessions in my novus ordo parish, the children are advised to tell three sins......   :surprised:

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    « Reply #10 on: March 31, 2013, 10:23:31 AM »
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    Why did the line for confession depress you?


    Because now there would never be such a line.


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    « Reply #11 on: March 31, 2013, 11:17:50 AM »
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  • Great pics, RC1953. Thank you.

    A Happy and Holy Easter to you.

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    « Reply #12 on: March 31, 2013, 12:20:43 PM »
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    , i understand now what you meant, and i agree wholeheartedly.  i learned     recently, first confessions in my novus ordo parish, the children are advised to tell three sins......   :surprised:


    I remember when I attended Catholic Parochial School from 1954 to
    1962, we were all lined up as a class and went to the Church and
    confessed our sins at lease once a month.
    What happens if a NO child at the age of reason committed 100 sins but was obliged by those in charge to confess three or four mortal sins  just to get
    the line moving a little faster.
    When I went to confession as a class group we were to confess our venial
    sins no matter how trivial.
    According to the book "Way of Divine Love" by Sister Josefa Menendez,
    she saw a 10 year old child in hell, and was damned for reading bad books
    in the 1920's.
    Bad books in the 1920's are nothing compared to the books today. The
    children get a dose of it when they have to go through mandatory sex
    education even in so called Catholic Schools, that are now a far cry from
    my day.

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    « Reply #13 on: March 31, 2013, 07:47:19 PM »
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    Why did the line for confession depress you?


    Because now there would never be such a line.


    Wait until when the Third Secret of Fatima is Fulfilled and after the
    Three Days of Darkness of those that survived.

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    « Reply #14 on: March 31, 2013, 09:04:15 PM »
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  • Thank you for this Post!  My first Holy Eucharist was 1961.  When we had processions for the May Crowning, procession was so long with over 250 children,that we could not move.  So, we had to extend the procession line to outside the church.  Our church is very large, next to cathedral. (St. Peter and Paul in Huntington, IN which can be seen if googled).  Now you don't see any procession.  I think that the people were still in hope to hear about the 3rd secret and it just never came.  Our church was just packed and the balcony as well.  People had such devotion for Our Lady.  Since Vat. II she is not desired.  It just makes you cry!  We had the Blue Army going door to door like St Vincent de Paul did, to see that the people had access to the sacraments.  We had Rosary Sodalities that cared for funerals with meals for the families.  That was when we had 7 - 12 children to a family as the norm.  I never heard complaining.  The women just did it.  Oh, those were the days!  

     

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