Rorate Caeli

Truly, truly ordinary


2ordinary adj 3 b : deficient in quality : poor, inferior


Yes, the Ordinary Mass for "Pride" in Boston is turning out to be quite a "drama" - but that was to be expected, right? First, the "Pride" Ordinary Mass was scheduled (see bulletin image - right), then it was vacated by the Archdiocese, then the Archdiocese partly reversed itself to allow a "Pride 'Prayer Service'". And now the local priestly member of the Parish Council attacks all whose "hate" has prevented the Ordinary Mass.

All details in Joe Sacerdo's blog - he has been at the forefront of exposing this truly ordinary Ordinary Mass. (Image on the left: Father John Unni, the twelfth member of the local Parish Council).

Note: anyway, why is "pride" being celebrated at all? Should it not "be carefully repressed"? Is it not "hateful in the sight of God"? Is not the "prince and ruler of this world" the "king over all the children of pride"? Is not pride "the root of all sins"? This in a very cursory reading of the Roman Catechism (Catechism of the Council of Trent). So what is exactly a "Boston Pride Prayer Service"? Is it perhaps a collective display of what this same Catechism recommends: "Humbled in spirit, the sincere penitent casts himself down at the feet of the priest, to testify, by this his humble demeanour, that he acknowledges the necessity of eradicating pride, the root of all those sins which he now deplores".

11 comments:

poeta said...

Well said.

jasoncpetty said...

"Humbled in spirit, the sincere penitent casts himself down at the feet of the priest, to testify, by this his humble demeanour, that he acknowledges the necessity of eradicating pride, the root of all those sins which he now deplores."

Rather too unwieldy to put on a banner, I suppose; though it might do someone some good to read it.

Henry said...

If pride is the root of all sin, could we not say "gay sin" instead of "gay pride"? Thus, for instance, call it the Boston Gay Sin Mass.

Anonymous said...

Or, to steal the title of a book, "The Rite of Sodomy"??

Anonymous said...

Father Feeney tried to alert the Church in the 1950s what was boiling under the surface in the Archdiocese of Boston,he turned out to be unfortunately prophetic!

John said...

These damn euphemisms are so annoying and yet so affective as propaganda tools. Replace "sodomy" with "pride"; replace "any opposition to public rights for sodomy" with "hate" and presto change-o! You've now framed the entire debate about the acceptance of homosexuality in this country. Because now we are attacking "pride," a word that sounds wonderful; and our opposition cannot be anything other than "hate," which is of course always bad.

Anonymous said...

John, quite right! Satan is the master deceiver and manipulator.

Anonymous 15:34, actually he was trying to alert them in the 1940s. They weren't any more interested back then than they are today.

Delphina

Anonymous said...

John said...

"These damn euphemisms are so annoying and yet so affective as propaganda tools."

Right. He who controls the terminology controls the debate. Abortion vs. "Choice" etc. The British Royal Navy used to be forthright in its Articles of War, specifying the death penalty for "the unnatural and detestable sin of buggery and sodomy...". I understand that even "homosexual" is a pro-sodomite term, having been invented along with "heterosexual" as pseudo-scientific jargon, in order to give discussions of sodomy a values-neutral, dispassionate, academic aura.

Louis

Gratias said...

I have seen the linked pictures of the Boston Sodomites and they have no shame. We should not admit their prideful celebrations within the true Church. Especially not on Boston, where the clergy was perverted in the seminaries under the disgraced Cardinal Law.

Anonymous said...

'I have seen the linked pictures of the Boston Sodomites and they have no shame."


Not many people do these days. It is not just them.

Delphina

Louis E. said...

If you invoke the book "The Rite of Sodomy",I believe it (ahem) fingers the late Cardinal O'Connell of Boston as the originator of the entire homosexual subculture among the bishops...the seminaries produced Geoghan and Shanley before Law arrived.