|Springfield Latin Mass Society Attends Papal Audience|
There are just some things I can't lampoon. They are just so sad, weird, angry, mean, bitter, foolish. You
Are people "forcing" you to pray spontaneously? Fr Z has the answer. Stick it to 'em! Those rat bastard Charismatics! "Turn the tables on 'em" Those are the EXACT words of Father John T. Zuhlsdorf. His understanding of Catholicism is so small minded and limited, when anyone (Like Pope Francis?) disagrees with him he lashes out.
When in a situation where someone asks (or even forces) you to make a spontaneous prayer, keep faithful to your own faith practices.
"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner."
"For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world."
"Praised be Jesus Christ now and forever!"
And many many more! Pray with joy! If by chance someone says something, reply in charity. "I understand that you enjoy spontaneous prayers of praise (or supplication, etc) but I feel more comfortable using more formal (traditional) prayers in public. I reserve my spontaneous prayers for my private prayers."
There are some people that find their spiritual lives nourished by charismatic forms of prayer and praise. It was the Charismatic Renewal that gave Mother Angelica her start. The Charismatic Renewal gave rebirth to the Franciscan University of Stubenville. Even Father Benedict Groeschel as part of the Charismatic Renewal speakers circuit for a time. Personally, I prefer more traditional forms of private prayer. That is what nourishes my spiritual life. I have a good priest friend that is very active in the charismatic movement that is (or was fifteen years ago) well known among renewal speakers and whose music has been featured regularly on EWTN. This type of spirituality feeds his soul, helps him live his faith. I believe the Church has room for a variety of expressions.
Here's another rabid dog priest. This one blaming the women for being attacked by sexual predators. Follow the link to the next link.
The moral is this. We ALL have tendencies toward extremism. Right, Left, it does not matter. Extremism in any form is not healthy. The Church is big enough to include all expressions that do not violate the essentials of the fullness of the Faith.