(kreuz.net) The Brazilian Attorney Ottavio Demasi has started an Internet Petition. It aims to move Pope Benedict XVI to publicly celebrate the Rite of 1962. The petition has been running since early July. Demasi is active in a southern Brazilian city of 20,000 on the edge of Sao Paulo.
The Only Real Mass
The signatories have the opportunity to justify why they have signed the petition.
Jonathan Sipangkui from Malaysia writes: "Because I am a Catholic".
Or Gabriela Parra from Brazil:
"I have signed because it is the only true Mass, which we have. The other is a great lie, which was established by evil men, who wanted to destroy the Catholic Church."
Only the Mass Can Defeat the Enemy
Nathan Allen from the USA maintains that it would have been unthinkable for every Catholic before 1969, that the Pope would need a special reason to offer a Holy Mass according to a Mass book, which all of his predecessors had used.
Actually "because we find ourselves in the special situation, in which the enemies of the Church are in its highest positions" was another reason given by Allen.
"The Roman Mass is the offering of the cross and the greatest weapon the Church has against all heresies."
And: "Only the true Mass can defend the Church from so many enemies both within and without."
Activism Instead of Prayer
Elizabeth Fitzmaurice from the USA writes, that she only visits the New Mass in exceptional circumstances:
"I fight the whole time during that, to bring myself to prayer."
Because: "The New Mass was designed to keep the people occupied, occupied, to keep them occupied, so that they can't experience prayer, silence and contemplation."
John Polhamus from the USA continued:
"Young people want a Liturgy which inspires them to become extraordinary Catholics -- no Liturgy, which leaves them ordinary and commonplace."