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Sunday, May 24, 2020

POKING THE CORONAVIRUS IN THE EYE IN GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA!

We went out to a restaurant in Richmond Hill for the first time since pandemic pandemonium broke out two and a half months ago. In addition the South Carolina and Georgia beaches are packed with Memorial Day ex-hostages liberated to go to the beach to remember our War Dead, secular All Souls Day.

Pictured Fr. Solomon Kaanan, Seminarian Kevin Braski and yours truly:



LIBERALISM OF THE ILK OF JESUITS, JAMES MARTIN TO NAME ONLY ONE, HAS TURNED THE CHURCH INTO A MARSHMALLOW THAT NOW WORSHIPS SECULAR LIBERALISM AND BOWS BEFORE IT AND KISSES THE FEET OF SEULAR RULERS


John Allen of Crux and formerly of the National Chismatic Reporter (NCR) is always fun to read. He has an especially good article that kind of dovetails with Fr. James Martin’s arrogant stupidity which some call clericalism. I pick a quote for you can read from the article. You can push the last words of this post for the complete article. I think it basically says it all. The recovery of the clericalism of the post-Vatican II, spirit of Vatican II dogmatism and authoritarianism, that marginalizes those who appreciate the ethos and thrust of the Catholic Church as a fortress or a unsinkable battleship, over the marshmallow it has become since Vatican II and becomes again under the hope-for recovery of the spirit of Vatican II of the 1970’s inspired by this Jesuit papacy:

In miniature, the situation in Palermo captures the broader tensions of the Francis papacy.
Ricotta, unsurprisingly, is a staunch traditionalist. Two days before his act of defiance over communion, he posted a video to Youtube, his title for which was: “An enflamed homily against heresy, apostasy and false ecumenism in the Church.” (While he delivered it, Ricotta wore the traditional priestly biretta.)
“Ecumenism has been one of the disasters of the past 60 post-conciliar years of catastrophe,” he said.
“For 2,000 years, the Church was an unsinkable battleship … we defeated the Roman Empire, Atilla the Hun, Hitler, Napoleon, the Soviet Union. Today, this battleship has become a paper tiger. All it took was a microorganism to sink it.”

CLERICALISM ON STEROIDS BUT NOT IN THE WAY YOU THINK

Fr. James Martin, S.J. has made himself a caricature of the progressive left secular mentality and of academics and those on the highest pedestal, scientists and what they teach in an articulate, infallible way.

He doesn’t want churches and other houses of worship to open now. Why, because we have to listen to those who know better than us, especially academics who tout themselves as all knowing scientists. How do you spell C-L-E-R-I-C-A-L-I-S-M?  Not religious clericalism that defines itself by privilege and divine know-it-all-ism, but academic clericalism which does the same has speaks with such authority that only an imbecile would not take their advice.

In other words, you are stupid if you want the churches to open. You are only concerned about yourself and your wants, if you want churches to open. It is about making you look stupid compared to those who know if you dare suggest that scientists and priests like this go and jump into a lake.

Thank God that Fox’s Catholic reporter asks the common sense questions which Fr. Martin can’t answer. The one who looks stupid here is the good Jesuit.



Saturday, May 23, 2020

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE RECTORY


Had a COVID-19 cookout at the rectory last night. From left to right, Seminarian Will Cook, our summer seminarian, Sem. Kevin Braski, Fr. Patrick May, Fr. Andrew Larkin, Deacon Nate Swann and the young priest in the red shirt is me. A little trivia, I offered Fr. Patrick May his First Holy Communion at Most Holy Trinity in Augusta where he also became an altar server. Deacon Nate Swan is my convert from St. Joseph in Macon. I knew both Fr. Drew and Sem. Kevin when they were in high school at Mt. de Sales in Macon and Sem Will, the ex Marine, was our seminarian last summer at St. Anne and currently is at St. Joseph in Macon living in my former rooms there. Fr. Larkin is now at our Cathedral/Basilica living in my former rooms there too.

EVIDENTLY THE BISHOP OF COVINGTON, KENTUCKY IS VERY LIBERATED

See all the photos by pressing title:

Ordination and First Mass of Fr Jordan Hainsey

This past Saturday, Jordan Hainsey, a friend of NLM who has made many guest contributions over the last several years, was ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, Kentucky, by H.E. Bishop Roger Foys. The following day, Fr Jordan celebrated his first Mass in the cathedral, with Bishop Foys attending in choir from his cathedra. We are very happy to share these pictures of the two ceremonies, and to offer our congratulation to Fr Jordan, to his family and friends, and to the entire diocese of Covington. Ad multos annos!






Thursday, May 21, 2020

IS TODAY ASCENSION THURSDAY? WELL, IF YOU ASK ME.....

The bishops in their immense wisdom performed a miracle back in 2002 in this country. Some of them (not all) decided they had the power to make the Sunday after Ascension Thursday, Ascension Thursday. That's a miracle that Jesus never tried or performed, turning Sunday into Thursday although he did turn Sunday into the first day of the week.

The reason why the good bishops performed this miracle is that they thought more people might experience the Ascension if they declared the Sunday after it to be Ascension Thursday. That will work out really well this Sunday as most Catholic churches are closed. Oh well.

You can listen to my astute homily on it in St. Anne's live-streamed Mass this morning (Ascension Thursday) by going to the homily:


LIKE THE PANDEMIC EXACERBATING COMMON CHALICE, SHOULDN’T APPLAUSE AT LITURGIES CEASE ESPECIALLY WHEN BISHOPS APPLAUD EACH OTHER GIVEN THE PANDEMIC THEY HAVE CAUSED?

There is no humility when at ordinations of bishops, priests and deacons, there is self-congratulatory applause for each other at these liturgies. Let’s recover the sobriety of the Latin Rite Liturgy. Ban not only the pandemic producing common chalice but also applause at any kind at Mass.


HIEDI, GET OVER IT! YOU CAN HAVE ALL THE FRREDOM OF PRESS YOU WANT BUT YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO THE NAME CATHOLIC WHEN THE PAPER IS ANYTHING BUT CATHOLIC



The bishops have a right to call out so called “Catholic”publications and tell the laity which ones are not and should remove Catholic from their name, like I have done with The National Chismatic Reporter (NCR).

Remember the blogging priest in Virginia whose bishop told him to stop blogging? The bishop had a right to do so.

Read Heidi’s rant at the NCR:


Editorial independence in Catholic media is critical

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

IF A LAYMAN MAY NOT RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION AT MASS IS IT WORTH ATTENDING MASS? THE ANSWER IS A THREE LETTER WORD FOUND IN THE BALTIMORE CATECHISM: YES!

In my mine this is a meal:

Not this:



Because the heterodox promote the heretical notion that “the Eucharist” is a “resurrection meal” sans “the Holy Sacrifice” which the priest concludes by consuming the Holocaust, many laity see no point in attending Mass if they can’t “eat and drink” Holy Communion even if they broke the fast or are in a state of mortal sin.

If the laity can’t receive because of the hysteria of spreading COVI-19, why not offer Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament after the Post Communion Prayer in lieu of the Final Blessing? That has not been on the radar screen of any bishops, although Pope Francis did so at his live streamed Masses! I offer a “Benediction” at Communion time to my on line audience as is done when offering Holy Communion at the EF Mass.

I used these two photos On my parish Facebook page along with the essay that follows of Pope Francis modeling the way forward for liturgical renewal in the COVID-19 age which emphasizes the Holy Sacrifice not that Resurrection Meal:




Monday was the 100th birthday of Pope St. John Paul II. Pope Francis celebrated Mass "ad orientem" at the altar where the saint is entombed. Ad Orientem was the norm for the Mass until about 1966 when the reform of the Mass allowed the priest to face the congregation. Ad Orientem means "towards the East". In Catholic parlance it could mean the geographical east or facing the altar and crucifix as Pope Francis did on Monday. Symbolically it means facing Jerusalem and Golgotha where Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead. Symbolically it means facing the direction of the rising sun. It is also a symbol of facing the east from whence Jesus will return at the Second Coming and Final Judgement. It also configures the priest and the laity facing the same direction toward the Lord. It also makes clear that the Mass is an "unbloody" reenactment of the One Sacrifice of Christ on Good Friday, not a reenactment of Holy Thursday's Last Supper. At Mass we are at the Glorified Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ, not at the Last Supper. Jesus established the Mass at the Last Supper on Holy Thursday not to remember it, but to remember Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Pope Benedict requested priests to place a crucifix on the altar facing the priest when the priest celebrates Mass facing the congregation and not to gesture to the congregation at the words "take this all of you..." as though the Eucharistic Prayer is a reenactment of the Last Supper and the congregation represents the 12 apostles. That isn't what the Mass is. In the Martha and Mary Chapel, we have recovered the Church's oldest liturgical tradition of the priest facing the liturgical east and joining the congregation in facing the same direction in liturgical prayer.

Monday, May 18, 2020

BOMBSHELL! POPE FRANCIS MODELS THE WAY FORWARD FOR COVID-19 AUTHENTIC POST VATICAN II TENEWAL OF THE MASS AND IT BEGINS WITH AD ORIENTEM!!!!

FRANCIS' BOMBSHELL WHICH WILL MAKE CONSERVATIVES AND PROGRESSIVES CRAZY, ST. FAUSTINA'S FEAST IS ADDED TO THE LITURGICAL CALENDAR ON OCTOBER 5


A 100th birthday gift to St JPII from the reigning Pope, Vatican releases CDW Decree making Oct 5 memorial of St Faustina Kowalska – the Krakow-based apostle of Divine Mercy championed by Papa Wojtyla – a global observance on the Roman Calendar:



IS GOD BRING GOOD OUT OF THE COVID-19 PANEDMIC BY BRINGING ABOUT LITURIGICAL RENEWAL AND RESTORATION?



The Bishop of St. Louis is seen wearing liturgical gloves and perhaps buskins so as not to contaminate the floor of the sacred cathedral where he presides. Liturgical masks are a liturgical novelty but an organic development of their use will add a religious symbolism to it. I wonder what that might be?

God is bringing about authentic liturgical renewal and restoration with some novelties such as masks. I predict the maniple will make a comeback as a kind of handkerchief. O, wait, it has made a comeback with the EF Mass (and truth be told, I have worn it on occasion at OF Masses).

So, in a span of two months, this is what the COVID-19 pandemic has done for liturgical renewal:

1. Offertory procession has been eliminated (Vatican II asked for noble simplicity).

2. The Handshake, Hug, Kissing, of Peace has been eliminated (Vatican II asked for noble simplicity and sobriety in the Mass).

3. The Pandemic causing common chalice has been eliminated for obvious reasons Vatican II taught noble simplicity was important at the Communion Rite and the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of the Risen, Gorifiied Lord is fully present (intact) under the form of the Host alone

4. No holding hands at the Lord's Prayer as the Mass, as Vatican II taught, is not a contact sport.

Things the Lord has planned for further Liturgical Renewal:

1. The elimination of the Universal Prayer (one post-Vatican II Cardinal says Vatican II called these, "those boring things).

2. The Roman Canon mandated for all Masses because it include the Universal Prayer within it, as Vatican II taught.

3. Kneeling for Holy Communion and at the altar railing because Vatican II taught that it is easier and faster to distribute Holy Communion this way, noble simplicity demands few Euharistiic Ministers, and finger-to tongue contact is absent due to the posture of the communicant.

4. Ad orientem is restored because Vatican II taught that prayer is directed to God, the Mass is a Sacrifice not a reenactment of the Last Supper and there is nothing to see that can't be seen at the high elevations and people can know where the priest is by the sound of ringing bells.

5. The Eucharistic Fast (beginning at midnight) will be restored because Vatican II taught that this fast was the best way to prevent everyone in the congregation from receiving Holy Communioin as well as an emphasis on not receiving Holy Communion in a state of mortal sin.

6. The Prayers at the Foot of the Altar will be restored because Vatican II taught that the virus of sin as bad as the coronavirus needs the vaccine of lengthy pentitential prayers prior to the actual celebration of the Mass.

7. Vatican II taught that the Mass should not be too wordy as aerosolized speech not only is boring but spreads pandemics. The Mass should be in Latin, quietly prayed, becasue as Vatican II taught, God understands Latin since prayer is directed to Him and not the congregation and He can hear what mere mortal man cannot. He sees too, what men can't see.  

Sunday, May 17, 2020

IS NOW THE TIME TO OVERCOME ITEMISAPHOBIA




New Protocol for Mass Attendance


WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SAINT ANNE CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR THE RESUMPTION OF PUBLIC SUNDAY MASSES ON THE WEEKEND OF MAY 30/31, PENTECOST SUNDAY
The Obligation to attend Mass is lifted due to the ongoing pandemic. Therefore , if you are sick in any way, have a hacking cough, are sneezing, or have a fever PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND MASS FOR THE SAKE OF OTHERS who are fearful or vulnerable.  If you have underlying health issues or are age 65, and older with health risks, please do not attend Mass. If you are fearful in anyway about being in a public room like the church building, where we can’t guarantee your safety as it concerns your health, please do not attend Mass. 
We are recommending that you wear a mask to help dissipate any risks to others, and alleviate the fears that others have (founded or unfounded).  It is an act of charity on your part as you sit in the pew with someone who may be anxious. 
These are our precautions:
1.  Every other pew is roped off, and thus closed.

2.  Family members can sit together, but others should space six feet apart in the open pews.  We are not going to be Gestapos in enforcing this, thus be respectful of others, and if anyone gets uncomfortable politely motion they should move down.  If you need to leave the church/Mass, please feel free to do so, if others are not compliant.

3.  We will wipe the tops of the pews with a gentle disinfectant after each Sunday Mass, and use a disinfectant aerosol spray for the air.  If you wish to wear plastic gloves, do so, but you can’t receive Holy Communion in the hand with gloves.

4.  Bring your own hand sanitizer as we can’t guarantee that we will have sufficient due to shortages, but we will have dispensers at the entrances of the church.

5.  At Communion time, observe physical distancing in line. The floor has blue tape. You may receive in the hand or on the tongue. Please receive in the hand PROPERLY!!!! Dominant hand under the other hand, and keep hands flat, and still so the Host may be placed on your flattened palm without skin touching skin. If you receive on the tongue, tilt your head slightly back, and extend your tongue slightly, and do not move your head.  If the minister touches any part of the hand or tongue, he will dip his fingers in rubbing alcohol next to him, and dry them.  We will limit the use of Eucharistic Ministers, and both priests will be present to help in the distribution (one priest popping in to do so).

6.  We will have only one lector for each Mass.

7.  Ushers, and Greeters will practice good physical distancing, and verbally assist those who need it.

8.  Receptacles for your Sacrificial offering will be at the entrances to the nave of the church.  You may place it in these receptacles either before or after Mass.  The basket will not be passed at collection time.  You can give easily on line by going to our secure Our Sunday Visitor on-line giving and setting up a personal account. 

9.  When entering, and departing the church please space yourselves six feet apart unless in family groupings.  Please converse outside with physical distancing, not in the nave of the church.  In other words,  NO talking or visiting in the main part of the church OR NARTHEX before or after Mass—let’s return to the pre-Vatican II practice of sacred silence in the presence of the tabernacle so others might pray.   VISIT OUTSIDE THE NAVE!!!!!
10.  IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH ANY OF THE PROTOCOLS WE HAVE SET TO REDUCE THE RISK OF CONTAGION, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND MASS.  YOU ARE DISPENSED.  We will continue to live-stream our daily Mass and the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass, and you can still make a “an Act of Spiritual Communion” from home. 
I am confident we can have proper physical distancing at the 5 PM, and 8 AM Masses, less so about the 10:30 AM Mass.  However, for Pentecost Sunday, and the following Sunday, we are adding a 12:30 PM Mass for First Communion children and their families.  This Mass is just for them, but will pull some away from the 10:30 Mass.  We are also dividing the Confirmation Class into two groups and celebrating a 12:30 PM Mass for them on Sunday June 28and again July 12. 
Father Allan J. McDonald
Pastor

Saturday, May 16, 2020

ALL ARE WELCOME UNTIL THEY AREN’T!

This is the ultra liberal/heterodox mirror image of the SSPX and other more Catholic than the pope and bishops in Union with him schismatic sects. They too, while glorying in their prideful ultra orthodoxy are at their core quite heterodox as their ultra progressive schismatic counterparts.

In the photo, though, look at the demographics of the congregation and compare that to an SSPX congregation. That’s quite telling, no?

Press the title for full article. Excerpts as a tease below title:

In the foothills of Oregon's Cascades, a laid-back Catholic schism


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Mass at Holy Communion Evangelical Catholic Church in Bend, Oregon, in November 2019 (NCR photo/Peter Feuerherd)
Mass at Holy Communion Evangelical Catholic Church in Bend, Oregon, in November 2019 (NCR photo/Peter Feuerherd)

One difference is a projector, illustrating the lyrics of the hymns, which feature praise music with a repetitive beat, a feature usually part of evangelical Protestant megachurches. The congregational participation in singing is stronger than in most American Catholic churches.
Another difference is the prayer mentioning the local bishop. While Pope Francis is prayed for, an Evangelical Catholic bishop takes Cary's place in the Mass prayers.
"We pray for Pope Francis at every Mass," said Radloff. "We love Pope Francis."....
The praise music gives the Sunday liturgy a somewhat evangelical feel. Yet the congregants emphasize that they see themselves as Catholics, albeit frequently with a story featuring alienation from mainstream Catholicism, frequently over marriage and sexuality issues.
Cathy Hendricks, parish administrator, spent 28 years in a Methodist congregation, before returning to what she described as her Catholic roots at Holy Communion. As a child of a divorced mother, she said she didn't feel comfortable growing up in her Catholic parish. She credits Holy Communion for being welcoming.....
.... But not all is so welcoming, or lay-led, at Holy Communion, said former associate pastor Mark Hebert. Formerly a priest of the Phoenix Diocese, Hebert, now married, moved to Bend and began working at Holy Communion. Most of Holy Communion is based on the personality of Radloff, he said.
"A lot of his leadership is about manipulation," Hebert said, noting that Holy Communion has undergone massive shifts in its pastoral council in its short history. Radloff, he said, dominates the decision-making process and will lash out at anyone who disagrees. "Father Jim calls most of the shots."
Radloff, he said, presents an image of "a young, hip priest who is very friendly, and on the surface, he is a warm and caring guy. Behind the scenes with lay leaders it is another story."

Friday, May 15, 2020

POPE BENEDICT STRIKES AGAIN; IS IT A GENTLE NUDGE TO THE CURRENT REIGNING POPE IN ANY WAY?

This is from CRUX and the Pope Speaks again:

Benedict XVI praises legacy of John Paul II, calling him ‘restorer of the Church’

Benedict XVI praises legacy of John Paul II, calling him ‘restorer of the Church’
St. John Paul II greets throngs of Poles waiting for a glimpse of their native son at the monastery of Jasna Gora in Czestochowa during his 1979 trip to Poland. (Credit: Chris Niedenthal/CNS.) 

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI commemorated the centennial of the birth of Karol Wojtyła, who became Pope John Paul II, in an open letter to the Polish people addressed to Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, who was the longtime private secretary to the Polish pontiff.

A mix of emotional memoir and theological thoughts on the heritage of John Paul - who was born on May 18, 1920, and died April 2, 2005 - the letter is a call not to divide the Church within a line of pontificates, but see each pope as a continuity of his predecessor.

Benedict says John Paul marked a turning point in the history of the Church. After commenting on the turbulences that troubled both the world and the Church at the time of John Paul’s election, the pope emeritus says that “an almost impossible task was awaiting the new pope. Yet, from the first moment on, John Paul II aroused new enthusiasm for Christ and his Church.”

John Paul’s proclamation of “Do not be afraid” characterized his entire pontificate and - Benedict continues - “made him a liberating restorer of the Church.”

Before succeeding John Paul, the then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was one of his closest collaborators for 27 years as the head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office. In his letter, Benedict compared his predecessor and successor, stressing “the inner unity of the message of John Paul II and the basic intentions of Pope Francis can also be found: John Paul II is not the moral rigorist as some have partially portrayed him.” It is the opposite, Benedict writes: “With the centrality of divine mercy, he gives us the opportunity to accept moral requirement for man, even if we can never fully meet it.”

Polish theologian and John Paul II expert Dominican Father Jarosław Kupczak told Crux the letter “is like a sip of spring water,” adding it is a gift not only to the Polish nation, but to the world.

“We see today various attempts to divide the modern papacies along different lines that serve the current interests of different factions. There is no theological break between John Paul II and Benedict XVI, neither is it between John Paul II and Francis,” Kupczak said, “because the teaching of the Church should be read in accordance with the hermeneutic of continuity, not rupture.”

The 93-year old pope emeritus explained the love of Divine Mercy by John Paul II with a personal story on how respectful he was with his collaborators.

 John Paul was deeply touched by the message of Faustina Kowalska, a nun from Kraków, who emphasized Divine Mercy as an essential center of the Christian faith. Because of that, he wanted to establish a feast day for Divine Mercy. The pope consulted the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on whether it could be the second Sunday of Easter.

The Congregation, led by Ratzinger, answered twice with a negative response, explaining that Sunday is “in Albis” and set aside for the Easter Octave, according to an ancient tradition. John Paul accepted the “no” and changed his proposal so that it respected the historical meaning, but also included the Divine Mercy.

“I was impressed by the humility of this great pope, who abandoned ideas he cherished because he could not find the approval of the official organs that must be asked according established norms,” Benedict writes.

In another part of the letter, Benedict remembers when John Paul passed way: “I cannot forget the moment when Archbishop Sandri announced the message of the pope’s departure. Above all, the moment when the great bell of St. Peter’s took up this message remains unforgettable.”

Benedict also wrote about the discussions about calling John Paul “the Great” after his death and pointing out that only two popes were given that honor, Leo I in the fifth century and Gregory in the sixth century: He said John Paul was in that league.

“The similarity is unmistakable,” he writes. John Paul courageously confronted a strong civil power the same way as the other two popes, and nevertheless he won over the tyranny.

“The power of faith turned out to be a force that finally unhinged the Soviet power system in 1989 and made a new beginning possible. Undisputedly, the pope’s faith was an essential element in the collapse of the powers. And so, the greatness that appeared in Leo I and Gregory I is certainly also visible here.”

Pope Francis is scheduled to celebrate his 7 a.m. morning Mass on May 18 at the tomb of John Paul II. It will be livestreamed by Vatican media.

At 8 p.m. the same evening, Francis’s remarks for the centenary of John Paul’s birth will be livestreamed by the Archdiocese of Krakow and be aired on Polish television.

PRAYWHINE STRIKES AGAIN! IS DAVID HAAS PROMOTING HERESY AS WELL AS HYSTERIA?



You can read the complete heretical/hysterical whine HERE:

“I Dissent”: David Haas on Re-Opening Church


Here is but one quote from it with my astute comments below it:

Pope Francis has called us to be ministers and servants in the “field hospitals” of the suffering and poor. In our frantic ache to gather back into the church buildings to celebrate the liturgy, to be in the presence of Christ in the sharing at the table of the “liturgical” proclamation of the Word and the resurrection meal of the Eucharist … should we not first and foremost during these times, be more anxious to be in and serve at (in creative ways) the table of the WORLD? Fr. Kenan Osborne once said: “We must find the Lord not only in the table of the Eucharist, but in the table of the world around us. If we do not see Jesus in the table of the world, we really will not find Jesus in the table of the Eucharist.”

My comments: For the most part, Pope Francis' field hospital during the pandemic has gone AWOL or missing in action.

Because of the reformed post-Vatican II Mass which moved the "Liturgy of the Word" from the table of the altar where the "sacrifice" of God's Word made Flesh takes place, to a podium or ambo, isn't it nonsensical to call the podium the "table of the 'Liturgical' proclamation of the Word?"  And traditionally, isn't there a sacrificial aspect of proclaiming Jesus, who is God's Word Incarnate, to God in a sacrificial way???????

And then Hass uses the diluted term for the consuming the Holocaust, "the resurrection meal of the Eucharist." Wouldn't the Sacrificial Banquet of the Rite of Holy Communion be better and emphasize the importance of the Paschal Sacrifice which encompasses the passion, death, resurrection, ascension and outpouring of the Holy Spirit?

And is it true that sinners who do not see Jesus' in the world, really will not find Jesus in the "table of the Eucharist?" Isn't that heretical? Isn't He there whether they find Him or not? 

And what about the poor souls who cannot "come to the table of the resurrection meal of the Eucharist" are they out in the cold if they "only" participate in the Canon of the Mass which at its heart is the Sacrifice in a glorified way????? Is that useless to Haas or non existent. Is his idea of the Mass just a "resurrection Meal????"

What the pandemic has done and Haas has articulated is how superficial, air headed and nonsensical, touchy-feely the post-Vatican II ideologies about the Mass are which spring from the progressive/heretical/heterodox in the Church or her fringes.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY FOR SOME WHO COMMENT HERE:


PUTTING MY PARISHIONER’S SOULS INTO THE HANDS OF GOD

SHOULD I PLACE SIGNS ON THE DOORS, “ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!”? What do you think and fear?




IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT!

Dear parishioners,

Glory Hallelujah! Daily Mass will resume in the Main Church beginning Monday, May 25th (Memorial Day) at 9 AM. Sunday Masses will resume the following weekend, May 30/31, the Solemnity of Pentecost. We will be using the main church only  because of its size and ability for physical distancing for the foreseeable future. Our Mass schedule on the weekend is the same: 5 PM Saturday, with Confessions from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM and on Sunday at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

Every other pew is roped off to allow for physical distancing. Family groups may sit together in the pew, but others must space six feet apart. I don’t think we will have any problems with the 5:00 PM and 8:00 AM Masses. I am more concerned about the 10:30 AM Mass and having proper distancing. We ask that you consider wearing a mask, especially for the sake of those who are fearful.

The Obligation to attend Mass is still suspended. If you are afraid to return or if you are not feeling well, please do not attend Mass. We will continue to live-stream the daily and 10:30 Masses until all is back to normal.

Confessions will be heard in the main church in the side chapels on Saturday, May 16th. As well, Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament will return, Wednesday May 20th and Thursday, May 21st but in the main church following the 9 AM Mass. On Wednesday adoration concludes with Confessions at 6:15 PM and the Miraculous Medal Novena at 6:45 concluding with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. On Thursday, Adoration ends with the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:45 PM.

Fr. Allan

Thursday, May 14, 2020

ACTUAL PARTICIPATION AT MASS DURING THE PANDEMIC BY ACTUALLY BEING PRESENT



A creative priest celebrates a Drive-In EF Mass during the Pandemic allowing the Faithful to be actually present and to share in the Church’s patrimony of “actual participation” during Mass.

In the EF Mass, it is only required that the priest complete the Sacrifice by consuming the Holocaust for the validity of the Mass. The Laity may share in the Sacrificial Banquet if they are in a state of grace, but they are not required to do so. Thus if Hosts run out, no problem or if there is a pandemic and Hosts can’t be distributed because of spreading a pandemic, no problem.

It is not necessary either for lay lectors or Communion Ministers. The priest can take these roles and, you know what, no problem.

There is no need to speak or sing and thus aerosolize the air with pandemic viruses. And most of the EF Mass is in low voice, so no problem if most of the Mass can’t be heard.

There is no presentation of the offerings, so no problem with contaminating the sacred vessels with COVID-19. And of course the priest faces the same direction as the congregation for 99% of the Mass, so no problem with his aerosolized speech spreading COVID-19 to those around him.

And of course there is no sign of peace shared in any physical way whatsoever by the congregation. This is the healthiest Mass possible compared to a typical OF Mass.

The EF Mass is perfect for actual participation by actually being present, even if in one’s car during a virus Pandemic spread by aerosolized speech, singing and touching.

I had the very same missal shown in these photos beginning in the late 1950’s! It helped with actual participation:



WHAT THE HELL, I MEAN, HECK?


I guess there are reasons for moving Ascension Thursday to Sunday. Since the Church created the Gregorian Calendar and numbers, bishops can say Sunday is Thursday and 43 days after Easter is actually 40 days when Sunday becomes Thursday.

And of course the Church can change numbers as we saw when the pope’s right hand (or is it left or is left now right) Jesuit, Fr. Tony Spadaro said 2 + 2 can = 5! This authority really reinforced the Church’s infallible authoritarianism!

But this is why Newark’s Cardinal is making Sunday Ascension Thursday. It is obvious the good Cardinal is clueless about the ease of live streaming Mass or he is drunk on his power to change Sunday into Thursday and 43 days after Easter into 40 days:

READ THE REASON HERE.




Wednesday, May 13, 2020

WOW! THIS MAKES THE RUBRICS OF THE EF MASS LOOK LIKE CHILD’S PLAY!

NATIONAL CHISMATIC REPORTER STRIKES AGAIN




This is an excerpt from the NCR article about the New York Times article on traditional Christians. It reads like a parody:

Reading this, I could not help but think of the Pachamama statues that were stolen from a Roman church and batted into the Tiber river during the Amazon Synod in October 2019. I was in Rome at the time and was both devastated and enraged by this act of desecration, which was not only racist and misogynist, it reasserted the neocolonial, white supremacist mentality that is at the root of the destruction of the Amazon and its native peoples.

Read the whole thing there:


Are 'Weird Christians' really 'punk,' or just elitist?

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

BISHOPS BECOME LIKE THE BISHOP OF KNOXVILLE! REFUSE COMMUNION TO THOSE WHO USE IT FOR THEIR PERSONAL PIETY




The Bishop of Knoxville has a strong statement about refusing some Catholics Holy Communion and asking them not to return to Church: 

Yes. They will not give Communion on the tongue as per my instruction. And if the person makes a scene, they will be asked to leave and not permitted to return... Reception of the Eucharist is NOT to be used as a statement of personal piety...

Soon the Bishop of Knoxville will be issuing an even stronger  statement about pro-choice Catholics. It will read like this:

Yes, They will not give Communion on the tongue or in the hand as per my instruction. And if the person makes a scene, they will be asked to leave and not permitted to return. Reception of the Eucharist is NOT to be used as a statement against Catholic morality and to promote the murder of innocent babies in the womb...

THE PRICE IS RIGHT HAS BECOME WRONG, DEAD WRONG!

Drag Queen not in drag, Rue Paul wins $92,766 for his charity Planned Parenthood on the Nighttime Price is Right, Monday, May 10th:


I use to love the Price is Right, especially when Bob Barker was host. Drew Carey has grown on me but the show isn't as funny as it was when Bob had it as he knew how to play the audience and each guest.

I don't expect game shows to teach the faith and I don't expect them to be political either or poke their loyal fans in the eye with absolute nonsense not related to the show.

Sadly, the Nighttime (I guess adult version) Price is Right on Monday had a guest celebrity, drag queen Rue Paul, not in drag, thanks be to God.

He was present for each game and would win for a charity of his choice, the amount of money prizes that contestants would win.

His choice for his charity? PLANNED PARENTHOOD!

Thus the Price is Right became in my eyes the Price is Wrong by promoting the immorality of the LTGBQD (Drag Queen) politics. But I guess I could tolerate that. What I can't tolerate is Planned Parenthood being promoted by a game show that otherwise is quite benign.

Will I watch the Price is Wrong again? More than likely no.  On top of that I loved the Price is Right of the 1950's version with Bill Cullen. What a storied game show. But no more.

GOOD BISHOPS, JUST TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND RELAX



Fr. Z writes about a meltdown in Knoxville, totally unnecessary by the way Press title for post:

@BpStika issues a Decree for @knoxdiocese and people react. Wherein Fr. Z makes an entreaty.

My comments: These have been stressful times. The Chinese Virus, also known as the Wuhan Virus, the Coronavirus, Covid-19 and One World Government Dictatorship has created all kinds of reactions across the secular and religious world. I know I get all kinds of comments and advice about reopening my parish and how many think this is all blown out of proportion.

And yes, I think that it is unfair that so many places are open, like crowded grocery stores and Walmart, but churches can't even be open for private prayer.

But I get too much advice and in these post Vatican II days when the laity think the Church is a democracy, even traditionalists, think we have to follow their dictates. The good bishop of Knoxville seems to be asserting his pre-Vatican II authority but in the worst pre-Vatican II authoritarian way, in a way, similar to what happened to the Church when Vatican II was imposed in the most pre-Vatican II authoritarian way possible.

When human rights, like the right to work, are systemically dismantled overnight, dictators get ideas. And those in politics are often megalomaniacs prone to become dictators with their utopian ideas that always destroy people in their dystopian application.

One theologian, when Masses open, wants those who want to receive Holy Communion to remain at the back of the line so that only they get sick with the Coronavirus and not the obedient Catholics who receive in their filthy, dirty hands which the Eucharistic Ministers touch over and over and over again notwithstanding the one priest in the world who never does touch hands. Maybe he's a disembodied angel?

The good Bishop of Knoxville has adamantly refused to give Holy Communion on the tongue, although the USCCB is allowing it. Now he has gotten into a twitter rage with enraged, ugly, mean-spirited traditionalists who are "neo-Protestants" at heart, not all but a goodly number.

Susan Skinner in this post isn't the mean spirited one, but the ones that follow, especially the bashing the good bishop gets from traditionalists on his twitter account:


so are you stating unequivocally that if a person presents themselves to communion and uses their tongue (based on their conscience) you are instructing the Priests to deny communion? Is that correct?
Yes. They will not give Communion on the tongue as per my instruction. And if the person makes a scene, they will be asked to leave and not permitted to return unlike this passes. Reception of the Eucharist is NOT to be used as a statement of personal piety. Protection of others

Take a deep breath good bishops and everyone else. This too shall pass.