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Voris with an explosive video on homosexual clergy January 15, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, disaster, episcopate, error, General Catholic, horror, manhood, priests, scandals, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, Spiritual Warfare, unadulterated evil.
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Here is some concrete data on how the priesthood is being consumed by bad bishops and men with questionable, at best, vocations.  A good priest was scandalized to no end after being introduced to his fellow priest’s boyfriends at a clerical Christmas party.  A Christmas party.  Have these men no shame?

The answer is no, they don’t have any shame.

Great line: “Priests and bishops who downplay hell and allow or look the other way in the face of one of these evils will be among the FIRST to have judgment pronounced upon them.”  I agree.

“crack addicted Catholic bloggers over in la-la land…..”  I LOVE IT!

My guess on the diocese is Los Angeles.

I am aware of similar stories in other dioceses.  These things go on around the country and much of the developed world.

The Church today exists, in a practical matter, in the midst of a massive lie.  So many clergy and bishops, far from being exemplars of the Faith they should be, are totally lost in horrid sins of perversion and unbridled lust. One must wonder whether these men had the right intent and disposition when being ordained.  Talk about a can of worms.

In almost any diocese in this country, enterprising lay people could very easily learn much that would scandalize them by hiring a private detective to follow around some priests for a week or two, and do some online digging.  Such occurred in Miami a few years ago, and it brought down an extremely perverse and destructive bishop (of course, that was with a different pope, one who took the priest boy rape scandal seriously, and who also took the priestly vow of celibacy seriously, as well).  I know several men who went to seminary in the past 10 or 20 years and experienced the rampant predations of the dominant sodomite cliques that exist in most seminaries nationwide.  How many good men have been driven from true vocations, or were prevented advancement to ordination because they refused to respond to the advances of some perverse soul?  The number, I fear, would rock the Church.

We should all really take a few minutes to ponder the implications of this kind of report: openly homosexual priests parading around with their lovers, chancery officials eagerly persecuting orthodox priests, bishops in the know and actively covering all this up.  Just what do these men believe?  Why in God’s Name are they in the Church?  Why do they insist on inflicting themselves on faithful souls?  What kind of mentality is at work here?

The answers are frightening.  As Michael concludes, men like these don’t even care for the state of their own souls, how could the possibly care about yours?

Some random excerpts from Msgr. Klaus Gamber’s Reform of the Roman Liturgy January 15, 2014

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I just finished – maybe – excerpting some fairly hefty sections from Dietrich von Hildbrand’s The Devastated Vineyard.  Some of those got pretty long and involved.  With Gamber’s work, I plan – or hope – to do shorter posts that don’t contain quite as  lengthy excerpts, but shorter quotes of the juicier bits.

I can strongly recommend this book, although I strongly disagree with Gamber’s totally unsubstantiated claim that a liturgical reform was vitally necessary to the mid-century Church.  He never provides a justification, he simply waves his hands and claims it was somehow really important – I think that’s because he was a liturgist.  But he hated the liturgical reform we got.  He thinks it inflicted disaster on the Church.  Gamber’s idea of a good liturgical reform would have been to make offering the TLM in the vernacular an option, with perhaps some incorporation of some Eastern Orthodox liturgical elements.  But whatever way the reform developed, Gamber does get one thing very right: he maintains that the new liturgies should have only ever been options, available ad experimentum, instead of being forcibly foisted on the Church with the pseudo-abrogation of the TLM and demands under pain of obedience to offer the new Mass.

Anyways, some excerpts from the first chapter of the book:

……..the liturgical reform welcomed with so much idealism and hope by many priests and lay people alike has turned out to be a liturgical destruction of startling proportions – a debacle worsening with each passing year.  Instead of the hoped for renewal of the Church and of Catholic life, we are now witnessing a dismantling of the traditional values and piety on which our Faith rests.  Instead of a fruitful renewal of the Liturgy, what we see is a destruction of the forms of the Mass which had developed organically during the course of many centuries.   [I want to add that my personal belief is that this result – this destruction – was inevitable.  Once a decision was set in train to “reform” the Mass, it was bound to get out of control and result in disaster.  This is because, after having studied the liturgical movement of the 20th century in some depth, what is apparent about it is that it was a movement founded foremost in pride.  Pride in “knowing” that the TLM was bad, pride in knowing that “they”, the anointed experts, could do “better,” pride in believing they had ALL, or just about all, the knowledge about the history of the development of the Liturgy one could have (a history which said that the Liturgy was a medieval construct radically opposed to the practice of the early Church).  Unfortunately for the Church, they were wrong, and often radically so.  They did not have all the knowledge – much was available that countered the conceits of the liturgical movement, but it was ignored, other data has come to light in recent years that explodes many assumptions of the liturgical movement.

But, in essence, the prime error of the liturgical movement was its desire to manufacture a new liturgy.  The Liturgy cannot be manufactured. It can develop – organically, in small amounts, over centuries.  But anything produced by a small committee of self-anointed experts over a period of just a few years is bound to be artificial and deficient compared to something that was handed down by the Apostles, in large part, and then refined over centuries!  And so we got what we got, what Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI called a banal, manufactured liturgy made on the spot.  ]

Added to this state of affairs is the shocking assimilation of protestant ideas brought into the Church under the guise of the misunderstood term ecumenism with a resulting growing estrangement from the ancient churches of the east, that is, a turning away from the common tradition that has been shared by the East and West up to this point in our history. [And thus the fundamental flaw of post-conciliar “ecumenism” – any advance with one sect or church will cause a corresponding setback with another, because they often believe contradictory things.  The ecumenical movement, as all products of men, is doomed to fail.]

Among those who played key roles in bringing about liturgical reform, more and more have come to realize that they are simply unable to control the very spirit they unleashed.

……the Roman Liturgy, in its simple, plain forms, which originated in early Christianity, has remained almost unchanged for centuries.  There is no question that the Roman Liturgy [the TLM] is the oldest Christian Rite.  Over time, a number of popes have undertaken revisions. In an early period, Pope Damasus I (366-384) did so; and later, so did Pope St. Gregory the Great (590-604)……

….The Damasian-Gregorian Liturgy remained in use throughout the Roman Catholic Church until the liturgical revolution of our time. Thus, it is inaccurate to claim that it was the Missal of Pope St. Pius V that has been discontinued. Unlike the appalling changes we are currently witnessing, the changes made to the Roman Missal period over a period of almost 1400 years did not involve the Rite itself. Rather, they were changes concerned only with the addition and enrichment of new feast days, Mass formulas, and certain prayers. 

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Thus, the Roman Rite, the Mass that originated in Rome and was later adopted in most of Europe, and then was formally promulgated for the entire Church Universal at Trent, dates to at least the 4th century.  Msgr. Gamber notes elsewhere that important parts of the Mass, especially the Canon, are widely believed to date from Apostolic times.  Thus, in praying Eucharistic Prayer II, which has only one source in all of Tradition, priests are regularly eschewing what the Apostles themselves prayed at the Consecration.  So much for the Novus Ordo returning the Church the practice of the earliest Christians.

The key point is that the Liturgy as it existed in 1962 was the same Liturgy that had been in use, in almost every detail save for the addition of some new feast days and some minor tweaking to Propers, for at least 1500 years.  To undo such a massively established Tradition is simply unthinkable, and it is amazing that there was a coalescing of elite opinion in the Church, at a particular time and place, that said it should, and must, be overthrown.  But this was the height of the modernist period, with its enlightenment assumptions that every that came before that late 18th century revolution in thought was very, very bad.

More tomorrow, God willing.

Over 90% of FFI public TLMs in Italy closed since apostolic intervention January 15, 2014

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Rorate has this disturbing news, that the vast majority of TLMs formerly offered to the public in Italy by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate have been terminated since the apostolic intervention against the order began on July 11 of last year.  Since the FFIs were one of the few orders or dioceses to eagerly comply with Pope Benedict’s expressed intent in Summorum Pontificum, that means many souls who had grown to love and be nourished by the awesome spiritual gifts available through this form of the Mass are now without such sustenance – for the most part.

The details:

Il Coordinamento Nazionale del Summorum Pontificumreports that out of 33 sites where the Franciscans of the Immaculate had offered the Traditional Latin Mass daily or weekly before July 11, only 3 still have this Mass.
More specifically, the Vetus Ordo had been said daily, or at least weekly, in almost all the houses of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate in Italy. In addition, it was celebrated in parishes entrusted to the friars, namely, the parishes of All Saints’ (Ognissanti) in Florence, Santo Spirito in Ferrara, S. Maria Maggiore in Trieste and S. Domenico in Teramo. The Vetus Ordo was also celebrated by the friars in the Santuario della B. V. Addolorata in Campocavallo, the FI’s Seminary in Sassoferrato, and in Santa Maria Annunziata in Borgo in Rome (the Nunziatina).
After July 11, by order of the Apostolic Commissioner, the Seminary in Sassoferrato was closed (as Rorate earlier reported) and another three houses suppressed (in the Diocese of Albenga-Imperia, where the bishop had tried to support the friars in trying to retain the Traditional Latin Mass, as reported in numerous sources). In the remaining places where the FI had offered the Vetus Ordo before July 11, only the Ognissanti in Florence, S. Domenico in Teramo, and the Santuario della B. V. Addolorata in Campocavallo still have them. Requests to continue the celebration of the Vetus Ordo in the other sites were refused by the Apostolic Commissioner.

The intent of this intervention certainly seems clear enough.  I hope Fr. G is quite satisfied with himself.

What a catastrophe.