Skip to comments.New York Parish Fears Losing Daily Dose of ‘Spiritus Sancti’
Posted on 06/27/2014 6:24:38 PM PDT by statestreet
As the Rev. Justin Wylie took the pulpit at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan last month, anger and anxiety emanated from the pews. The church is the only one in New York City to offer a daily traditional Latin Mass, but an archdiocesan panel had recommended that it be closed.
Father Wylie, a visiting priest, urged parishioners to be obedient but also to speak up, as traditionalist Catholics, for a place in the church, saying they should not be turned out like squatters.
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Well, if Latin gets them closer to the Lord they should have it. Still any Christian should know that you don’t just meet the “Spiritus Sancti” in a church. He follows you wherever you go.
This is why I will never give a penny to a restoration effort like this at a diocesan church. The parishioners and other generous donors who contributed the money for this expensive effort have every reason to feel like they've been ripped off when the archdiocese announces the closure of this parish even though it is in sound financial shape and operates with a surplus.
This is shameful. This just pours gall on my heart.
Cdl Dolan is horrible, a big, fat, grinning, shallow glad-hander who loves Dem politicians and hates faithful Catholics. Almost all of the parishes he is closing are either traditional in the sense of doing the traditional Mass, or traditional in the sense that New Yorkers have been parishioners there for generations and the family members are still going to their traditional parish.
Dolan wants suburban style mega-churches. He’s from Missouri and ended up as Archbishop of the most liberal diocese in the Northern Midwest (Milwaukee), and he doesn’t understand traditional culture in any way. In either sense of the word.
It’s true suffering for New Yorkers.
That Father Wylie is gone and the likes of Cuomo and Pelousi are allowed to take Holy Communion tells you everything you need to know.
Wow. Just wow.
Kind of breathtaking, isn’t it.
I know a lot of Catholics don’t like non-Catholic input, but looking in from the outside, you guys are in a world of hurt when it gets to that point.
I don’t mind non-Catholic input at times because sometimes you do see things that oftentimes we are too blind to see. Of course, that doesn’t apply to Traditional Catholic theology however. That’s where I draw the line. ;-)
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