Skip to comments.North Quabbin Catholic Community: Promoting an atmosphere of hatred and violence
Posted on 07/07/2014 10:33:24 AM PDT by cleghornboy
Last September, I noted how Deacon Scott Colley, the administrator (at least at the time if not still so) of the Facebook page for the North Quabbin Catholic Community, which includes several parishes in and around Athol, Massachusetts, banned me for taking issue with the applause which often breaks out during Holy Mass at Our Lady Immaculate Parish in Athol. See here. And back in 2011, I disagreed with Father Krzysztof Korcz when he blamed parents as being the sole cause of the lack of vocations and the exodus of young people from Catholic life. See here. Lastly, I noted how Father Krzysztof Korcz conducted a 'Cluster Survey" which included suggestions that the parish become "more tolerant" in its preaching (no need to mention any of that pesky Hell and sin business) and that it model itself after the Paulist Center - a bastion of radical homosexual agitprop which The Weekly Standard described (see here) as the place, "where people who hate the Church go to church." See here.
In one of his last homilies, Archbishop Oscar Romero, the martyred Archbishop of San Salvador, said: "A preaching that does not point out sin is not the preaching of the gospel. A preaching that makes sinners feel good so that they become entrenched in their sinful state, betrays the gospel's call. A preaching that does not discomfit sinners but lulls them in their sin leaves Zebulun and Naphtali in the shadow of death. A preaching that awakens, a preaching that enlightens -- as when a light turned on awakens and of course annoys a sleeper -- that is the preaching of Christ, calling, "wake up! Be converted!" this is the church's authentic preaching. Naturally, such preaching must meet conflict...
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“Cotton-Candy Catholicism” is a great phrase! Us heathens and heretics could definitely apply it as ‘Cotton-Candy Christianity’.
Far too many churches these days are infested with the kinds of enemies who attack the faith and the faithful from within. I pray the Catholic Church finds its collective spine and kicks these traitors to the curb!
The author (and Archbishop Chaput, quoted in the article) is quite right.
This pabulum-catholicism is what drove me to the Traditional Latin Mass, and the very “old-school” priests who say it: yesterday, our priest admonished us to personally take up the Cross, and not act like those “Catholic” public figures who don’t want to alienate the voters, choosing rather to alienate God.
Yesterday, Pentecost IV, the Schola Cantorum and Choir sang the usual Gregorian Chant ordinary and proper, as well as hymns by Palestrina, da Victoria, and others.
One of the parishoners came to the back of the church to thank us as we desended the stairs of the choir loft to thank us, in tears, because it was, in his words, “A blessing to hear such beautiful music while worshipping God.”
This is the post-communion Ave Maria (attr. da Victoria) that we sang:
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