Friday, June 13, 2008

This One's for You, PreVat2
Hope your head doesn't explode

As Ken88 over at Hallowed Ground recently posted; (Please read the entire quote. It's very powerful.) Pope St. Pius X (while Bishop of Mantua) : “A priest must bring his every action, every step, every habit into harmony with the sublimity of his vocation. The priest who at the altar celebrates eternal mysteries, assumes, as it were, a divine form; this he must not relinquish when he descends from the High Mount and departs from the Temple of the Lord. Wherever he is, or in whatever work he engages, he must never cease to be a priest, accompanied by the dignity, gravity and decorum of a priest. He must, therefore, be holy; he must be saintly, so that his words and work express his love, impress his authority, and command respect. Exterior dignity is more powerful than eloquent words…. On the other hand, if he forgets the dignity of his character, if he does not show in his exterior comportment more gravity than seculars, he incurs the displeasure of those very people who applaud his levity but are not slow to despise both him and what he stands for.”And even though it was on a different topic, the equally eloquent Sub Vet says; If the last post upped your blood pressure...... double up your meds and wrap your head in duct tape, this will put you in Scanner territory.
How dignified....

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It's got a
good beat... I can dance to it. I'll give it a 7.

Ireland "Charismatics" Dancing 4 Jesus


Blogger PreVat2 said...

What the hell is the matter with you!? After watching all three videos, my BP has shot through my nose!

The "Charismatic Movement" in the Roman Catholic Church is totally Protestant BS!

Lastly, can you imagine what the
20th Century's two greatest Popes, St. Pius X and Pius XII would have said?

Oh, and tell me again why Archbishop Marcel Lefevbre was excommunicated????

6:56 PM  
Blogger Mary Rose said...

Oh, ......

VSC, I spent many years in such churches. What I can say is for a non-Catholic to have such a service is one thing - but for a Mass? No.

When one realizes what the Mass truly signifies, then there is no doubt that having a priest be-bop around the altar is profoundly wrong on many theological levels. (Not to mention it's embarrassing.)

After attending the Tridentine Mass now for almost three months, my spiritual eyes have been opened.

By the way, my priest does Confession the old-fashioned way. With the penitent kneeling in a cramped wooden booth, hidden from sight. He's full of good humor and love, but never would he be dancing around the altar like those in the videos.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Hail3N1 said...

If I may I'd like to post a little something from "THE EPITOME OF THE PRIESTHOOD." A small book of discourse of what Christ expects from His priests-sons.
Caveman..It's up to you as to whether to post.

Christ: I purchased sheep from My Father with the price of my blood. These I love with an everlasting love, and therefore I entrusted them to my servant that in my name and in my charity he might rule them, serve them, and Save them.
Other sheep I have that are not yet of this fold that I entrust to thee; bring them also that there may be one fold and one shepherd.
What has happened, my son? That servant, to whom I so lovingly entrusted my sheep, has become a mercenary, who hath no care for the sheep.
He saw the wolf coming and he left the sheep and fled.
He ought to have led them into the rich pastures of faith; he ought to have instructed them, to have catechised them, to have preached to them.
But he neglected to do so; hence the famine. In a short time I have seen the faces of my flock so emaciated that I scarcely recognized them.
He ought to have visited my sheep and to have known the countenance of each by the assiduous hearing of confessions.
He did not do so; hence in a short time disease and wounds have increased and many have died, for there was no one to care for them.
He ought to have carefully guarded the flock and to have gone after those that had strayed away; but he was not vigilant, he was not solicitious for my sheep and they were scattered.
These sheep, my son, are souls left by a wicked priest in ignorance, in sin, and in error.
Yea more, my son, that wicked servant has become a thief and a robber. He himself has wounded and killed my sheep, for whom I came that they might have life and have it more abundantly.
He himself sinned and thus caused souls to perish; for they saw him sinning and they said: He is the angel of the Lord, knowing good and evil; why are we more obliged than he to fear God, keep his commandments, and flee from sin?
Is what is lawful for him, not lawful for us? May we not do what he does? Let us go after him and follow his footsteps.
O priest, not a pastor but a seducer of my flock! O wicked priests! of how many and how great evils have you been the cause!
What have I not sufferd from your leader Judas, who betrayed me to the Jews that they might crucify me? What from Arius, who laid waste my whole Church? What from Luther, who led into error and into perdition so large a portion of my flock? What from so many priests, through whom so many scandals have come, through whom so many peoples, so many nations have fallen away from the faith and from the unity of my Church, unjustly imputing your crimes to my most chaste Spouse!
On account of you, on account of your evil deeds, the world is laid waste by the sword and perishes by the destroyer.
Woe to you, brood of vipers! the depths of hell will swallow you up before the rest of sinners, and the mouth of the pit of torment will reach out with greater fury to receive you than others.

Nihil Obstat: Arthur J. Scanlon. S.T.D
Imprimatur: Patrick J. Hayes, D.D.
Benzinger Brothers

10:55 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

St. Patrick would have slapped all those folks upside the head!

11:42 AM  

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