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"SISTER SAID" What Did Sister Say?

In the golden days of yesteryear when the good nuns taught in Catholic schools, whatever "Sister said" was accepted as coming from God.
Sister said:
The Church never changes.
The Church never changes.
The Church never changes.
The Mass has to be in Latin.
The Mass has to be in Latin.
The Mass has to be in Latin.
Let us Read and Remember.
Let us Pray.
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Offertory Prayer in Latin

Suscipe, sancte Pater, omnípotens ætérne Deus, hanc immaculátam hóstiam, quam ego indígnus fámulus tuus óffero tibi, Deo meo vivo et vero, pro innumerabílibus peccátis, et offensiónibus, et negligéntiis meis, et pro ómnibus circumstántibus, sed et pro ómnibus fidélibus Christiánis vivis atque defúnctis: ut mihi, et illis profíciat ad salútem in vitam ætérnam. Amenw.

St. Joseph Daily Missal, Catholic Book Publishing Company, 1956, pp 658-659 and every single Latin/English prayerbook.

* Incorrect English Translation *

Accept, O Holy Father, Almighty and Eternal God, this * spotless host, * which I, Thy unworthy servant, offer unto Thee, my living and true God, to atone for my numberless sins, offenses, and negligences; on behalf of all here present and likewise for all faithful Christians living and dead, that it may profit me and them as a means of salvation unto life everlasting. Amen.

* SHOULD BE: IMMACULATE VICTIM * not “spotless host.”


Offering of the Victim in Latin

Unde et mémores, Dómine, nos servi tui, sed et plebs tua sancta ejúsdem Christi Fílii tui Dómini nostri tam beátæ Passiónis, nec non et ab ínferis Resurrectiónis, sed et in cœlos gloriósæ Ascensiónis: offérimus præcláræ majestáti tuæ de tuis donis ac datis hóstiam puram, hóstiam sanctam, hóstiam immaculátam * Panem sanctum * vitæ ætérnæ, et Cálicem salútis perpetuæ. * “Panem” translates Holy Bread.* see below


Since the same terminology “immaculatam hostim” is used in both the Supplices Sanctae Pater prayer, why is the first translated “spotless host” and the other in the Per Upsum prayer translate “immaculate Victim?”

Since “panem” means bread and “hostia” means “victim,” what is a “spotless host?”  Since Latin offers Christ, the Lamb of God, is spotless host “a piece of white unleavened bread” just as the Newmass prays: “We offer this bread made with human hands....”

Correct English Translation

Mindful, therefore, O Lord, not only of the blessed passion of the same Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, but also of His resurrection from the dead, and finally His glorious ascension into heaven, we, Thy ministers, as also Thy holy people, offer unto Thy supreme majesty, of the gifts bestowed upon us, the pure Victim, the holy Victim, the all-perfect Victim: the holy Bread of life eternal and the Chalice of unending salvation.

St. Joseph Daily Missal, Catholic Book Publishing Company, 1956, pp 678-681

“Spotless host” does not appear in Latin anywhere in this prayer.

Is “spotless host” referring to bread?  No: PANEM is the Latin word for bread.

Is “spotless host” a result of infiltration of the Anglican which denied Latin and “anything pope-ish, in its departure from the Roman Catholic Mass? See Pope Leo XIII, Apostolicae Curae, 1896.  See The Abbot & Me on Liturgy.

Since immaculatam hostia translates “immaculate Victim” in the Offering of the Victim Prayer, should it not translate the same in the Offertory Prayer?  The Holy Catholic Mass does not offer bread; Christ is offered.

Are mistranslations the reason why the International Commission of English in the Liturgy (ICEL) did not accept the American Bishops’ translation of English in the Latin Liturgy? Has the American Bishops’ Church departed from Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church?


“The Novus Ordo is a striking departure from the Catholic theology of the Holy Mass.”

__so stated the Cardinals’ Commission (Ottaviani and Bacci) of upper clergy and theologians to Pope Paul VI regarding  the version of the Novus Ordo which was close to being orthodox than the (American) Novus Ordo English Liturgy.

The Novus Ordo version imposed by American Bishops via the International Commission on English Liturgy has never been approved by the Vatican.

Should today’s bishops form a commission to study the orthodoxy of this English New Mass to validate its legitimacy as Catholic theology?

Why not mail your favorite book to your Bishop with a prayerful note regarding this matter?

Can today’s American Bishops fix the errors imposed by their 1960s’  predecessors–Bishops in Revolt against the Sacred Tradition in both  Human and Liturgical Morals established by Christ Himself and handed down to us from  His Apostles?  The Revolting Bishops’ “new Mass” is a new religion!

Today’s Bishops certainly can fix the problem, but first they need to recognize the vast differences between the Mass from Christ and Christ’s religion versus the Bishops “new Mass” and its “new religion.” If one is not “for Christ,” then one is against Christ; one is anti-Christ. History, Holy Tradition and Apostolic lineage all support Christ’s Holy Mass and religion.

Lex orandi; lex credendi.

What is prayed is what is believed. What is believed is what is prayed.

Hence, “new Mass” is a “new religion.”

Let us pray.

Let us pray the Rosary–which the Revolting Bishops denigrated in their day.   The Rosary, let us pray that today’s Bishops at least “begin” to fix our problem.

Why not mail your favorite book to your Bishop with prayerful note? God bless this effort.


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It is with sad news that we announce Rev. Paul Trinchard passed away on August 23, 2015, at the age of 83.  Beloved son of the late Septimus Paul and Marie Antoinette Schafers Trinchard.  Preceding him in death were his sisters Adele Kaupp and Marie Blaum, and niece Debra West.  Survived by sister, Mercedes West, brother-in-law Al Blaum, and nephews Irving, Paul, Dennis and Michael West.

Ordained a Jesuit priest June 7, 1966, Fr. Trinchard served in an advisory capacity at the diocesan level and assisted at St. Francis of Assisi Church.  After retirement, he devoted himself to scholarly works, studying and writing numerous devotional books on the theo…

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