Mistakes in the understanding of the Holy Mass and liturgical changes: man takes the place of God


St. Padre Pio: I told you about the mystery of the Holy Mass and its individual parts, and now I would like to give you a sense of how the outside world refers to these mysteries, and what is happening during the Holy Mass next to its great mysteries, so very little understood today. I do not want to say that the people of my time all came to church with the consciousness of what was going to happen there, but nevertheless they came to church oriented towards God, looking at God. Now this has changed. Movements arose which seek graces in the Church, supernatural gifts, a union with man, and many other things, but not God in Himself, not God as the mystery hidden in Christ and in Redemption. The first step to getting closer to God and to His mysteries is a genuine sorrow for sin and true humility. This is so sorely lacking today. Among the changes that have taken place and clearly intensified since my departure from the earth, I see above all the rising throne of man in the place of the throne of God, in such a way that the first begins to overshadow the one that is sole and true. It happens in many areas of the Church, but it is especially visible in the changes that have taken place in the Holy Mass from the side of the participation of the faithful. Also, the priest has been moved away from these mysteries and turned towards the side of man.  


Translated from : Tajemnica Mszy świętej według św. Ojca Pio na podstawie Orędzi na Czasy Ostateczne które własnie nadeszły, Grzechynia 2013, p. 25-26 –