Skip to comments.More Objective Reality (Cardinal Bergoglio celebrating a "youth Mass" complete with puppets)
Posted on 03/18/2013 6:45:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
The consecrations are at the 5:30 and 6:15 marks. No genuflection. In fact not a single person there on the altar, such as it is, genuflects, much less kneels, except the young server in the front with the incense, who is on his knees. All of the rest of the concelebrating priests remain standing throughout, and of course, the two kid "cantors" just stand there between their performance opportunities.
I GUESS THEY MUST ALL BE CRIPPLED OLD MEN, TOO, HUH?
This is the state of the Church in Buenos Aires, and all of Argentina, as I have been told repeatedly by Argentinians who have emailed me, both laity and clergy. Banality, insipidity, sacrilege. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Calvary made present, is treated as a bad joke.
And now, a quote from Cardinal Hummes of Brazil, who is one of Pope Francis' closest friends and colleagues, as evidenced by the fact that Hummes was standing beside Pope Francis on the balcony on Wednesday night:
Q: In what sense is reform necessary?
Cardinal Hummes: Not just of the Curia, but many other things: our way of celebrating ("fazer", lit. "making", "doing") Mass, of doing evangelization, this new evangelization needs new methods. The pope spoke in the meeting with the cardinals of new methods, we need to find new methods.
After what you have read here about the incredibly deep and profound theology of the Mass and the Eucharist over the last several months, you cannot be an honest person and truly believe that there is nothing wrong here, and that everything is fine.
Further, do you honestly expect a man who would participate in such a breathtakingly undignified liturgy to provide any sort of solidity when it comes to economic systems and a realistic path forward out of economic and geo-political collapse?
We are about to have a world war, and the new Pope thinks that the key to evangelizing the world is more liturgical puppets and "fun" Masses, apparently. Yeah. That's what all people are searching for. And besides, that worked so well in the 1970s, we might as well double-down and do it again.
Being an adult and manfully facing objective reality is not pharisaical. Going through life denying that which is obvious and right in front of you; swearing that everything is great and fine when in fact everything is collapsing around you is not good or virtuous. It is ridiculous, childish and sometimes just plain evil. We see this in politics, as people refuse to acknowledge that "their guy" or "their team" not only isn't going to save the day, but that "their guys" are actually the enemy. We see it in finance as people refuse to accept the stark objective reality of simple arithmetic. We see it in current events as more and more thefts, confiscations, incursions and perversions are carried out in plain sight, but the masses refuse to acknowledge that any of these things are indicative of disorder, and that the people talking and warning about them, even when proved right again and again, are either "mean" or "crazy".
With regards to the Church, the gates of hell will never prevail against it, BUT individuals can be lost and are lost to hell. How many souls lost are YOU willing to tolerate for the sake of being "nice"? If you want to talk about charity, here is where you start. Stop worrying about being nice and universally loved, liked or even respected and start telling people the truth, no matter how ugly it may be.
I don't give a lick what any of you people think of me, and I will never ask anyone for any money, ever. There are no advertisements here. There is no cash flow. There is no career ambition. There is no cult of personality. And that is why I am willing to tell you the unvarnished truth. If you want to be lied to, I can direct you exactly where you can go for that.
God is angry. Pray hard. Be sorry for not just your own sins, but for the sins of the whole world. Do penance. Make reparation.
Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.
Viva il Papa.
**Many readers are emailing asking for suggestions IF Cardinal Hummes' quote proves true and the Traditional Mass, namely the Tridentine Rite, is in any way suppressed or oppressed. I do have a suggestion that you may want to explore. There are several "Eastern Catholic Rites" that are in full, complete communion with Rome and are 100% Catholic that it would be all but impossible for a Pope to mess with - and the chant is GORGEOUS. Look for Byzantine Rite, or Ukrainian Catholic parishes. There are other Eastern Catholic Rites, but Byzantine/Ukrainian are the most common Eastern Catholic rites in North America. Just be certain that you are looking at a Catholic, and NOT Russian Orthodox or Greek Orthodox parish, as the Orthodox are NOT in communion with Rome, and thus lack validity, and also teach heresy, such as contraception, divorce and remarriage, etc., not to mention having messed-up Trinitarian theology, which as we have discussed, if not spot-on leads to massive problems.
What is wrong with this person? (the writer of the article) Is she the Pope’s pope?
I imagine Pope Francis and Cardinal Hummes have decent relations, but the article’s assertion they are bosom buddies is silly. Hummes was regarded as the leading liberal candidate, and Bergoglio (in 2005) the leading conservative. Hummes is affiliated with Liberation Theology; Francis with Liberation And Communion. Hummes’ presence on the balcony was on the balcony as president emeritus for the congregation of clergy. Guilt by association won’t wash.
Your tag line seems kind of out of place since you keep posting this bullies opinions. Stand against the bullies, not with them. Dangerous ground I tell you, dangerous ground.
I don’t have time to watch the whole video. Are there puppets any closer to the altar than decorations in the crowd, or is the author simply trying to let people jump to false presumptions?
You live in quite the bizzarro world.
To my knowledge, the Pope has a bum knee, with pins in it. His bow in place of a genuflection is perfectly licit.
Please update yourself on criticizing Bishops, Cardinals and Popes.
Obviously she has the power of her blog and probably has a large following. She is causing scandal on herself and on the Church. When someone thinks they know better then God, that is a sin against the Holy Spirit. Disobedience to the Church and Church teaching is not being Catholic, she is showing herself no better then Nancy Pelosi or Joe Biden. Cafeteria Catholic’s are all the same, maybe they don’t pick the same things to go against the Church about, but the result is the same, disobedience and scandal.
Advance the video to 7:50 for the puppets and/or to 8:08 for what is said to be the “Smiling Christ On The Cross.”
I watched the video. It is a children’s mass - it is a huge outdoor stadium. I think the writer is out in left field here. No disrespect to the Eucharist in this video.
Ann is a hysteric. And ignorant. And arrogant.
Genuflection is not a “non-negotiable.” (The only meaning that could carry is that genuflecting is necessary for validity.) That is preposterous. A priest may, if necessary, celebrate Mass seated. There is no physical act during the Mass that is “non-negotiable” other than the Epicletic Gesture.
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Do we have a link to this video?
Some of the “low-intellect” non-Catholic comments made here display a moronic bent.