What vatican II did, was "LIBERALIZE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH".<quoted text>
Good morning! If you don't mind, I'll answer your post in sections. I've got a busy day and this will completely disappeared, but Vatican II actually said that Latin is to remain the official language of the liturgy of the Roman Rite and the the vernacular could be used when it was deemed appropriate.
But the introduction of the vernacular
the primary liturgy accepted in the nations that they brought the gospel to was the Byzantine Rite. Some regions of Croatia also began using the vernacular, i.e. Old Slavonic, but they used the Roman Rite, instead of the Byzantine. This liturgical tradition lived on until the post Vatican II liturgy was implemented. Many churches had Masses scheduled in both Latin and Old Slavonic, but others were exclusively one or the other. One of the reasons that Vatican II allowed the greater use of the vernacular was that this Glagolitic Mass was celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica during one of the sessions of the Council.
This does not mean that Mass should always be in the vernacular, since the language used in the Glagolitic liturgy was elevated, not just the language used on the street. It comes down to the fact that there needs to be a sacred language that we use to speak to God. That may be one of the reasons that the popularity of the Latin Mass has grown, sadly the Glagolitic Mass has not had the same rejuvenation."
You're using "Sacred Tradition" incorrectly. It's not 'traditions' but "Tradition", two entirely different things. The language used in the Mass would be a tradition, not Sacred Tradition.
Yes, we are still to avoid meat on Fridays. We're required to do so during Lent, but during the rest of the year we may perform a charitable act or personal sacrifice in it's stead. It's in commemoration of and to more closely identify with Christ's passion, it's penitential and something that should be given thought to rather than done on auto-pilot. The media is responsible for yet again misinforming the public. I remember the "announcement" during the news one night that meatless Fridays had been done away with, when in fact that wasn't the case at all. However, it's not dogma.
I'll get to the rest of your post later on when I have more time. Thanks.
It made the church progressive not conservative.
.... Nuns running around in soccer shorts.
.... Priests telling parishioners to use their own conscience when making decisions on birth control and divorce, and not feel guilty for eating meat on fridays........I remember it well.
Speak any lanuguage you want when saying mass. Latin if you know it!
Vatican II.......the gamechanger.