I lived through the 1960s, and no one knew what was going on in Rome. What Annibale Bugnini was doing was a secret, and the information was withheld from the average Catholic. I defy anyone who lived through the 1960s to tell me you knew what was going on.
If the changes were legal and justified, why the secrecy? If they were based on what Christ taught, why the secrecy? Now that I know what happened, I feel tricked and lied to. Now you know what I mean when I say I was denied a vocation. It occurred in 1969, and my better sense told me to stay out.
I have two high school friends who entered the Jesuits and are still in. They would not even consort with me now. Leftists set their standards for others too high. I do not. If you like me, you’re my friend. That is all it takes.
We now know that the enemies wanted to take away everything Catholic, things I did not take for granted and loved but which they hated.
Also, I would have laughed at you if you said there was sexual abuse going on. More trickery that passed by me.
I had one teacher in high school, my senior English class, and only one such, who was an instigator and did not belong in a high school teaching 17-year-old boys and displaying his rebelliousness to us. Even as an immature boy, I knew that all he wanted was trouble.
Dishonest manipulators were they all.
That is why I will not budge an inch when it comes to tradition, not one inch.