Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dr Senior on the Old Mass

Whatever we do in the political and social order, the indispensable foundation is prayer, the heart of which is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the perfect prayer of Christ Himself, Priest and Victim, recreating in an unbloody manner the bloody, selfsame Sacrifice of Calvary.  What is Christian Culture? It is essentially the Mass.  That is not my or anyone's opinion or theory or wish but the central fact of two thousand years of history.  Christendom, what secularists call western civilization, is the Mass and paraphernalia which protect and facilitate it.

-Dr. John Senior, The Restoration of Christian Culture, IHS Press.