What times these are!
Taken from: http://lascadenasdeobligado.blogspot.mx/2014/12/
Translated from the Spanish by Roberto Hope
“What times! Quite so strange are ours
in which things like these can happen!
And I ask myself how can
such outlandish things transpire!”
Muttering that, 's how my friend
one day stepped out of the temple.
“Hush, said I, don´t be so simple
you first have to understand!
“That, in this New Order Mass,
out of satanic device
no longer 's there sacrifice
it's just turned into a meal.
In his Chapter number eight
Daniel left us testimony
that out of mad rage the demon
sacrifice to God abolished.”
“This is why now we are told
with such an awful insistence
that Mass is just an assembly,
a meal, a banquet or mess,
and that now the priest's no longer
as he was, the one who offers.
he´s only the one presiding,
posh character, more or less.”
“That's why, because it's no Mass,
everything's done on a table
and to no one is it strange
that they have removed the altar
That's why, because it's a banquet,
it is done with so much racket,
and with music quite so weird,
it makes all the people swing.”
Here, my friend dares to interrupt me
“So, that´s why I've seen the priest
turn always his back on Christ
and not kneel, not even once.”
“Well, of course — responded I —
Who ever kneels at a banquet?
In comedies or in theaters,
who do you see on his knees?"
“If the mass is only that,
as it's being taught these days,
the Eucharist is no longer.
And I see that it's alright
for the priest in a stern tone
to order anyone around him:”
“Open, kid, the tabernacle
and start handing out communion!”
"And it figures that the nuns,
so customarily cloistral,
should inherit from the vestal
their remarkable decorum,
and that, mini-skirted women
should enter the Holy of Holies
so that their charms may delight
the New Christianity followers."
"My goodness!" my friend concluded,
ill-tempered and annoyed,
"How dangerous and atrocious
a future can be envisaged!
If the Perpetual Oblation
has from the altars been abolished,
rivers of blood will be running
and the World will just go under!"