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Why the Voris and Rodriguez situations matter January 13, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, disaster, episcopate, Eucharist, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, priests, sadness, scandals, silliness.

Because things like this must stop, and never, ever happen again:

CMR reports:

Rev. Roy Snipes of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Mission brings five of his large, mixed-breed dogs into the sanctuary during mass. And…And…wait for it….They even have their own vestments.

BTW, Mission is Mission, TX.  The church itself doesn’t look that bad – I see an altar rail peeking out at the bottom of the pic, but, sorry, no matter how much you personify and adore your dogs, they don’t belong at Mass unless you’re blind or otherwise require assistance.  If people complain about the presence of dogs in the house of God (the place where Heaven and earth meet, where Angels glide around the altar and the Once for all time Sacrifice of Jesus Christ – always ongoing in Heaven – is made present for mere mortals and bread and wine are changed into His Body and Blood), THEY, the people, are driven from the Sanctuary, they are told to leave!!  Here we have this sublime moment, the greatest power ever given to the hands of man to enact and………..there is a frapping dog lying there on the floor, panting, drooling……….good grief.  And not just one, a whole brood of them. 

It’s precisely these kinds of things who make those who take their faith seriously gravely concerned.  It’s stupid and it’s irreverent and it’s selfish and it’s offensive to many, I’m sure. 

Thus, the modern “pastor.” 

CMR finished with:

I wonder if Fr. Snipes has checked with the competent ecclesiastical authorities to check whether he can use the name Catholic? [that’s good!]

All dogs may go to heaven, can’t say the same about priests.


1. Marcia Brown Castro - January 15, 2012

Unbelievable. I lived about 20 miles east of Mission. Who is the bishop of this diocese and where is his head? Surely, someone has wrote or called him regarding this disgrace. Give us his name and number and we will!

2. Marie Ann EstherVentura Ferencz - January 15, 2012

Okay ….let me get this straight. I LOVE LOVE DOGS! I do not mind if pastor has 5 dogs. I do not mind IF after mass they visit as people leave. I DO MIND their presence AT the SACRIFICE. This is another act of just ‘STUPID’.

3. Mary - January 15, 2012

this makes me sick…to my very soul…come Lord Jesus! This BLASPHEMY must not go unpunished!

4. Peg Smith - January 15, 2012

I am the most loving dog/animal person that there is but THIS is so WRONG on so many levels! GOD, PLEASE HELP YOUR CHURCH AND THESE PRIESTS!

5. Mary - January 15, 2012

“Holy Hour, Every Day

Archbishop Fulton Sheen revealed a secret at the age of 84, two months before he passed away, during an interview on national television. “Your Excellency,” began the interviewer, “you have inspired millions of people world-wide; what about you, who has inspired you? Was it a Pope?”

“It was neither a pope, nor a cardinal or any other bishop- not even a priests or a nun! The one who has inspired me was a small ten year old Chinese girl.”

It was then that Archbishop Sheen revealed his intimate secret by telling the story of little Li. He explained how the love this little child had for Jesus in the Eucharist so impressed him that, on the day he first heard it, he made a promise to the Lord that every day of his life, until death, come what may, he would spend one hour in adoration in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

The Archbishop not only kept his promise, but he never missed a chance to promote the Love of Jesus in the Eucharist. Tirelessly, he invited the faithful to spend a daily Holy Hour with the Blessed Sacrament. For him, there wasn’t a shadow of doubt: it was this unknown and poor child from remote, rural China who was the spark that had ignited this immensely fruitful apostolate.

On that day, in front of their TV screens, all America understood that millions of hearts touched by this great preacher had also been touched by little Li. It was this innocent child with her thirty-two heroic visits to Jesus scattered all over the floor, who paved the way for him to lead millions to adoration in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Behind the blossoming of many Consecrations, vows and vocations inspired by the most popular American prelate there was the little Chinese martyr and her union in blood with the Lamb.”

6. Pat - January 16, 2012

No wonder we are in a mess………

7. Phyllis Seitz - January 16, 2012

I’m sure he had his reasons bringing the dogs to church. It is not understood by many. The animals are God’s creatures, bu that is an entire theological study in itself.! Do we know his reasons. ? Are we only using these creatures, as in old testiment, as sacrifice. May they not be loved, even as ST Francis gave sermons to them?

8. Dismas - January 17, 2012

Ummmm, Phyllis…you are like….kidding….right? I mean like, “tongue-in-cheek?” Right? I’m gonna’ go with that. It’s a joke.

tantamergo - January 17, 2012

Thanks, Dismas, I hadn’t caught that comment. Please……what is it with so many people wanting to turn animals into persons. The gulf is infinite.

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