Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fr. Kus, St. Mary's, Wilmington,

Alright, I have to bring this back up because my question in the comment box of Caveman's post below was never answered. However, I also have some other thoughts so instead of just restating my question, I will once again cut and paste what Fr. Kus wrote in his Sunday bulletin and insert my comments in black. Fr.'s words are in red with my emphasis in bold and comments in black:

Fourth, beginning the last Sunday of August, the diocese will host a “forma extraordinaria” Mass at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s upon my invitation[Again, I ask is this true? I do not think it is. It is my understanding of the situation in Wilmington that Fr. Kus is your average run of the mill "spirit of Vatican II" type. There is a name for that type of Catholic, but out of respect for the office he holds I will refrain from using it. Nevertheless, as I understand it from Wilmington locals, this priest has time and again through his actions and his words made it abundantly clear that he absolutely hates the TLM, he hates traditional Catholics, and he hates everything "pre-conciliar." So if my understandings are accurate and not the result of misinformation, someone please tell me how it is that such a priest now all of a sudden finds it in his heart to open his parish's doors so willingly to the TLM? What has changed such that he would actually INVITE traditional Catholics into his parish?]
It will occur the last Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. This Mass was common in modern times of our Church history but declined greatly when the Second Vatican Council asked us to go back to the ancient Mass, i.e., the Mass conducted in the language of the people [Here Fr. provides evidence to support one of my understandings, that being that he is a "spirit of Vatican II" type. Much like a liberal in politics, Fr. has just rewritten Church liturgical history and tradition to support his own ideology and agenda. How is it that such a priest would ever be able to tolerate the TLM and TLM parishiners in his parish? Even if it is just for one Sunday a month at a most inconvenient time].
The forma extraordinaria Mass is a diocesan event, not a ministry of St. Mary parish [Ah HA! So here we go. This is more like it. So all you traditionally minded Catholics can pretty much go to hell. Now we are getting back to how we truly feel].
Our parish will continue to only offer the ancient [Liberal tactic. Just make up history if history does not support your position.] form of the Mass in English and Spanish[Just a bizarre comment].
For more information on the forma extraordinaria Mass, contact the parish in Dunn, NC

[Now maybe I am just being too sensitive, but this last sentence ticked me off more than any of the other garbage written in this paragraph. For your information, that "parish in Dunn" is Sacred Heart. This priest seems to me to be filled with so much hate for the traditional faith that he is unable to even utter the formal name of one of the few parish churches in the diocese where Church Tradition is loved and cherished. Am I being too sensitive, or did this last sentence rub anyone else the wrong way?]

Anyway, I just thought I would bring this topic back to the fore because this was such an offensive little paragraph that I think it should continue to be discussed by all those who care about the state of the Church. On a positive note, the enemies of Tradition are making themselves known. Its no longer like the old days when they did everything by stealth. They are very easy to identify and avoid now.


Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

. . . and he hates everything "pre-conciliar."

I guess this means that he believes that the Catholic Church started in 1975. I wonder if he would of approved of the developments succeeding 1517? :-)

I encountered a Deacon's statement in writing in a local Catholic newspaper. This "glorified layman" stated that he doesn't pay attention to anything pre-1965.

I have never cared for the permanent deaconate, not that I am against it in principle, but due to their 4 or 5 years "boy scout" training program. One doesn't even have to be a college graduate to enter the program! If they had a solid seminary education, I would feel better about the institution.

That said, I know that there are some or many deacons who are good at their jobs. One deacon in particular that I have come across, who is not of the "nothing pre-1965 variety" was the best homilist I have ever encountered.

12:24 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

Great blog site; greater commentary; finally I got around to signing up with the google blog rigamarole just so I can log a comment now and then. Superb linguistics: where eloquence meets the deck.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

On behalf of Confiteor and the rest of the Cavemen Crew... we thank you.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Screw your blog and erudite linguistical pursuits... when the hell you gonna move your ass to the Diocese of Raleigh!!?? WE NEED MORE LIKE YOU!!!!

6:37 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Don't tempt me! Right now I am getting a bit tired of New Mexico, although I do not know how I would exist without the NM chile. I am addicted! :-)

7:15 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Obviously, you haven't tried NC BBQ! poor soul!!!

7:26 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

NC BBQ has to be better than that SC crap! I mean BBQ sauce out of a plastic squeeze bottle! Give me that Texas and local Albuquerque stuff! LOL

I do like and miss that wonderful mountain music in the north of your state! And some of that hootch served in Mason jars! I sampled some of that wonderful elixir while in Athens, GA with the Navy in 1971.

9:43 PM  

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