Q. 1. What is the meaning of the word "transreligionise?"
A. 1. The word "transreligionise" has been coined by the webmaster of Catholic Doors Ministry to describe the gross liturgical abuse that is taking place in the Catholic Church during the celebration of the Holy Mass.
First, let us look at the word. The word "trans" means "across." So it represents taking something from somewhere and putting it somewhere else. When you take Protestant liturgical practices and import them into the Catholic liturgy, you have moved that practice "across."
"Religionist" is "a person who adheres to a religion."
When a believer claims to be adhering to the Catholic faith, but in the practice of his faith, he imported from another religion actions and words that are not approved by the Catholic Church, that person has transreligionise his faith. While it can be said that he "corrupted" his faith, the word "transreligionise" is a better description of what he has done.
Examples of "transreligionisation" (practices from other religions) are:
• Holding hands during the Lord's Prayer.
• Singing Protestant songs (not approved for the Catholic liturgy.)
• Dancing during the Mass.
• The clapping of hands for any and all reasons (honoring humans, not God).
• Telling stories during the homily versus preaching on the Gospel Reading.
• Not believing in the Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist.
• Any choir in the front of the Church that behaves as if on a stage, seeking personal glory.
• Shaking hand during Mass with any person other than the two on your right and your left.
According to the above, it can be said that many Catholic parishes are protestanizing their faith community.