Rorate Caeli

Let this give us hope! Brick by ... oops

Well, so it's not exactly in the mold of St. Gerard or Blessed Francis Seelos. But, it'll certainly raise up a new generation of Church Militant and force open those shuttered Irish seminaries, right? 

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One of the most disturbing parts of this is that the Redemptorist rector of the church chastised the adults who were, God willing, mortified at what they saw: "Older people, you're not doing it. If you don't do it, you'll be put out."

Haven't most traditionals heard those same words over the last 50 years, more or less?

UPDATE:

Yesterday, a Redemptorist priest of this same Church proved -- as if we needed proof -- that how you pray is certainly how you believe.

Watch the video below of his sermon. Father explains how he's "glad" he never saw the old Mass in Latin, or learned Latin or saw the Mass where the priest turns his "back to the people" because Vatican II "returned the Mass to the people" and we should be "creative in our liturgies."

Then, more disturbing, he reflects on a "special and different" Mass he attended in Soho "prepared for and by" the GLBT community that "deeply moved" him and was "very, very impressive."

Was anything wrong with this according to Father? Only that there was a group of Catholics outside the church saying a Rosary for their conversion, which Father found "appalling."

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These priests may want to listen to this sermon to know how to truly convert souls to the One, True Faith.

83 comments:

f6c9a226-d882-11e2-88ce-000f20980440 said...

Well, 'tis well known that Ireland is the Land of Faerie, eh? This video kind of proves the point, laddie...

Athelstane said...

I'm shocked - shocked - that the balloons are not all the proper color for the liturgical season. What was Father thinking?

backtothefuture said...

At least he's wearing a cassock. Than again it might be a magician's robe. Seeing that magnificent altar eases some of the violent vomiting.

Long-Skirts said...

WTF???!!! And I don't mean Why That Face?!!

Barbara said...

Sorry I watched 20 seconds ...cringing

Someone in Rome is very fond of the Charismatic dialogue too when teaching: "let me hear your yes!" "Repeat after me.. "I cannot hear you ..." are what the crowds of all ages hear...and must respond to. Nincompoops! Sorry about that ...but come on!


poetcomic1 said...

what a poof

James Kohn said...

speaking of hia "Great plan" if this continues no one will be need to be put out soon, they will leave of free will...

Muv said...

So sad, that in the true spirit of panto, that the adults did not chorus back "Oh no, we won't."

There again, they may have been outside thinking it was the interval.

Where was the church caretaker? He knows how to turn the electricity off.

I watched the video to the end. I'll go and lie down now. I need a rest after that.

Muv said...

PS. No chance of letting us have the name and address of the Panto Priest, is there? I am desperate to send him an urgent message...

He's behind you!

lucas clover alcole said...

I feel ill, that is all :(

poeta said...

How ... emancipated.

Josephus Muris Saliensis said...

is this post irony?

Paenitet said...

This is appalling. It is an offense against taste and decency.

Ego Patricius said...

You think that is bad! The rector of the same Church asked sodomites to preach at their biggest novena last year! The woman said how God had called her to marry another woman. They even put it up on Youtube for a while and I have a copy. There is also a copy in Rome but I wonder why nothing is being done about it!

Michael Ortiz said...


I would have walked out in less than 10 seconds.

Rupture.

Dr. Timothy J. Williams said...

It all looks totally "normal" to me... I see a visiting chaplaincy in this man's future.

Dr. Timothy J. Williams said...

After viewing this entire "homily/song/weight-loss program," I revise my opinion. This gentleman cannot "rap." He has no chance of appearing in the Ohio Valley.

Uncle Claibourne said...

Well, Athelstane, the balloons may not be of the proper liturgical colors.... but they do appear to match the colors of the Omnipotent Lobby's flag. Surely a coincidence? NOT.

7a9f3a08-d297-11e2-b76f-000f20980440 said...

I guess I`ll roast this old chestnut again. The Church will not be renewed until the Consecration of Russia is done as Our Lady requested at FATIMA. We must pray many rosaries for Pope Francis, the clergy , the church militant , and the world. Our Lady of Fatima , ora pro nobis.

Osusanna said...

"Satan loves a spectacle, success, glory, and applause. If Christ has chosen the cross, Satan has chosen the stage."
Fr. Livio Fanzaga, The Deceiver

"you'll be put out" - LOL, I'd have run out and never returned. Do you think this man had a vocation?

Patti Fordyce said...

Thanks very much - now I'll have that @#%&* tune in my head all afternoon!

Muv said...

I'm not so sure, Uncle Claibourne, they look like the Rasta colours to me. Perhaps poor old Panto Priest is colour blind and thinks he's put up The Cabal's colours.

The thought of Rasta hats took me on a flight of fancy to yarn bombing, covering trees and railings with bad knitting...

... and on to Rosary Bombing...
filling a bench at the back of similar panto performances with tough, dogged types who are able to shut their eyes, concentrate on the Real Presence and pray as a act of reparation while the rubbish is actually happening. PP would be in the middle, with silent spiritual opposition to all his cacophonous invisible cohort.

It's either that or heckle.

Andrew M. Greenwell said...

That whole exercise is risible. Is the priest a member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (CSsR)or the Congregation of the Most Silly Clown (CSsF = Congregatio Stultissimis Fossoris)?

sarto2012 said...

I remember in the eighties, as a trainee-teacher, being "taught" RE "method" by the absolutely god-awful Notre Dame sisters.

One "sister" advised the singing of John Lennon's "Imagine":
"Imagine there's no heaven ...
No hell below us ...
Imagine all the people living for today ..."

If one objected to teaching these lyrics to secondary school pupils in "RE", you were given a withering look of contempt and ignored.

And they wonder why the last Scottish senior seminary closed a decade ago and now no Scottish priests are trained on Scottish soil ... might be a good thing, mind you, when one considers the erstwhile Rector of the junior St Mary's, Blairs College ... one K P O'Brien.

Uncle Claibourne said...

Probably not what Don McLean had in mind when he wrote the lyrics, but I couldn't help but think of "American Pie":

And while the king was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown...

And the three men I admire most
The Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost
Caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died.

Robbie said...

The Bishop should step in and rectify this. If he won't do it, he should be replaced.

Having said that, Francis is in favor of an emancipated formation and a Mass without superstructures, right?

Edward More said...

That video was pretty bizarre, to say the least. I only watched short clips as I found it too traumatic watching the whole thing, it might have given me a case of PTSD. The people I feel the most sorry for are the kids present at this spectacle, the vast majority of whom will grow up to be completely clueless about the faith of all ages. Surely this nefarious show has been the product, to some degree at least, of the NO? For, as Tim Haines said in his show on Vericast, when people are allowed to go sloppy they will, and this is precisely what was allowed by the NO. With the Tridentine mass, no matter how wicked the priest, he simply COULD NOT do these things.

Oh Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!!

dom guzmán said...

I could only watch the antics of the Panto priest up until the music began. I noted with satisfaction that some people left this abomination. They can be seen at the bottom left somewhere in the second minute. This is so nauseating that I can't go back to find the exact spot on the tape.

Hey, lay off Don McLean. I tutored him in Latin in college. He at least tried and was Catholic then.

JB said...



Heterosexual young men see this stuff and they just go in the opposite direction. They view the priesthood as something effeminate and strange. No wonder the crisis continues.

Pedro said...

You mean this wasn't a scene from "Father Ted" with Ardal O'Hanlon as "Father Dougal McGuire" leading the congregation in song? I'll be dashed!

Rev. Anthony Cekada said...

"Our priest is a great, big jerk,
as he stands to wave his hands..."

And what's with the balloons? Is he a cardinal or something?

Hayfarmer said...

Please tell me the Blessed Sacrament, if actually there, had been removed before this sickening display. What a travesty for Ireland's rich Catholic heritage!

BJC said...

In my experience this is not isolated either. I have a brother who lives in Ireland (I come from the UK) and when I visit at Christmas mass is usually excruciating. Twice in a row now at the church I go to in Killiney the priest has led the faithful in a sing-song of 'Happy birthday to Jesus' at the 10.30 a.m. family mass (no I'm not kidding). He stops the mass at the homily, encourages the kids to bring all their presents to the front and then he starts the aforementioned sing-song. He asks the kids 'did Santi come!!' and then we're all invited to sing. It's madness. The crazy thing is my non-practicing brother can see it but the priest can't.

The Bones said...

Freemasonry is stronger in Ireland than one would at first think then.

Gregory said...

At least they weren't immersed in anything that whiffs of Pelagianism, or some such heresy. Y'know like Rosary Counting and the like. That really would have been a step too far.

Theodore Harvey said...

And some people wonder why I remain Episcopalian.

Atheism is superior to this.

Jack said...

One thing about the "singing hat"--there is a site displaying various birette, academic headgear, and the like, and there's something that bears a strong resemblance. (Sorry I can't give the site.....)

"You will be put out" might have been intended as a joke, but it was in bad taste.

What I don't understand is why the chalices/ciboria if the clergy were not vested for Mass.

Elizabeth said...

Un-freaking-believeable. I couldn't watch it to the end. I noticed a few people get up and leave in the beginning. Pretty pathetic that nobody else seems to have left and happily joined in with the nonsense.

john said...

Maybe remove that man from his duties and install an SSPX Priest to that parish, after a letter is sent to Bishop Fellay welcoming them into full communion with Holy Mother Church? Pray hard, while the gates of hell will never prevail aginst the Church, God has allowed the evil one to have the upper hand. Here in the Diocese of Raleigh, all our young priests who say TLM are being transferred to Parishes in the middle of nowhere, or temporarily relieved of their pastoral assignments for things like "Sacred Studies in the Spanish Language." There is obviously no shortage of priests to those in charge if you are a young, holy, orthodox priest learned in the Mass of the Ages...their service is not needed in their opinion. Teaching proper Doctrine and great Confessions available every morning are things our Bishops do not see to be of primary importance.

veneremurcernui said...

Adfero - can you make the Youtube URL available? Someone else referenced another Youtube video? But I can't find them. Are they private?

I always give a return link to Rorate, so give a brother a break?

Adfero said...

They're difficult to say the least to locate online so i'm uploading them.

Miles said...

Somebody wrote here that would quit this place after ten seconds were passed. It wouldn’t be my case because I don’t even enter in places ruled by the “Novus Ordo”, places where I know these things can happen and they actually happen in a much more common way that we can think at a first sight. I am Catholic and if I want to go to a circus show, I pay my ticket and I go to the circus. Not to the church.

Crouchback said...

is there a youtube link....

video wont play on Google Nexus...

Thanks.

gerald may said...

I think a non-Catholic attending at this giddy happening would be presented to his consciousness a state of jejune silliness, and thinking so, this is Catholicism, no wonder they....(just add any scandal here). Another might wonder why they have set the control panel on self-destruct.

Jordanes551 said...
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Jordanes551 said...

Horrendous and sacrilegious though these antics are, at least it didn't take place during Mass. Judging from the description at the Redemptorist website, this happened at a separate "Blessing of Babies and Young Children" service of some sort. Hence the priest making a God-damned fool of himself and of everyone else there.

Unknown said...

And now for something completely different... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAyYtEqV1kM

Adfero said...

For the first video, go to novena.ie and dig through. This video is somewhere in there, but I received it as an mp.4

alsaticus said...

don't you think it speaks volume on the complete liturgical failure of the present emeritus Sovereign Pontiff ?

Because alas this lunatic "office" and the offending sermon are in no way exceptions.

oh yes to be honest and fair, I recently saw (this month) - nearly a premiere in France - a crucifix in the center of the altar, during a correctly celebrated N.O. mass. I think it was the first time in years...

Adfero said...

Actually, I was wrong. The video is on the site somewhere, but a source created the video for us himself. So you may or may not find it there.

Jeanne Holler said...

Amazing .....and so very sad!
it has come to this ...dear faithful.
Clowns , balloons and hand gestures and such .
GOD is weeping tears of sadness for all the abuse against HIS MOST SACRED HEART and YES Our Lady of Fatima spoke and made this all very clear ...she said STOP OFFENDING MY SON who already too much OFFENDED ....let us pray for the Holy Catholic Church because this has to STOP!

Tom McKenna said...

What Cromwell could not do, is being done by the Irish themselves.

So sad.

Rubricarius said...

What is amazing is how that sort of thing can clearly fill a church with people, or sacks of potatoes - as the preacher [on the 'Update' video] would seem to prefer.

Michael Ortiz said...


One of the main reasons this stuff is so awful--at or after or before Mass, whatever--is because:

1. A Church is a consecrated building. Thus there is objective sacrilege.

2. The Lord is present in the Tabernacle.

For those who don't go to the NO, well, your call. But the horrendous nature of this kind of insanity is precisely because the Lord IS there in the vast majority of NO parishes.

Jeremiah Methuselah said...

Barbara, 22 seconds - you beat me. I stopped the crazy man after 35 seconds, but then, I was paralysed and couldn’t move before. As for the second video - 75 minutes - pulleeze - What are you trying to do to me ? My apologies, but I cannot help but wonder what good it does to watch this sort of video ?

@BJC : It was when we first heard “Happy Birthday Dear Jesus” in our parish that my wife and I took an enormously important decision and removed ourselves from temptation. That was in the early seventies and it worked, Deo gratias.

On another point, I really hope “WTF” doesn’t mean what I think it does ?

Supertradmum said...

Horrors...we need a St. Nicholas...

veneremurcernui said...

I did find this, now that I have the parish name:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu2FqEXnR4s

Redemptorist Limerick

So, now we know the atrocity Adfero posted was not a one time event.

Adfero said...

75 minutes???

It's only 10 minutes long.

Rorateman said...

Does the Papal Nuncio know about this? I thought he was conservative? This is an outrage. Does anyone know the Nuncio's email address?

veneremurcernui said...

I was wrong again, as usual. The link I posted is of the same event, just a much longer version of it. I didn't see the repeat content at first as it was towards the end.

Post up, thanks for the great work.

Uncle Claibourne said...

dom guzman, I wasn't criticising Don McLean. I like him, I like that song, and depending on whose interpretation of it one happens to agree with, I find parts of it quite apropos to the current crisis, both in the Church and American/Western Culture at large (which are, of course, related).

Angelo said...

A for this Mass, it is the type of Mass I normally have to put up with. I must say I have seen worse. I now wear earplugs and pray the Rosary. As for the priest's sermon, it is obvious that he has never read the Council Documents. He is talking the modernist invention of what V2 is. He criticizes those who are not participating, he should take the time to be "pastoral, compassionate and understanding" and ask those people why they are not participating. Those people will surely instruct the priest on what the Mass really is. This priest is the fruit of the modernist heresy.

Adfero said...

Veneremurcernui: I'm posting this comment for you to read, from the tipster on the video:

"Please reply to Veneremurcernui and tell him - he was correct - same thing happened in 2011. Its actually a different event. He was 100% correct. Happens regularly here."

Bwangi Kilonzo said...

Being that this is the Roman Catholic Church, I am pretty certain the Bishop knows of this, the Papal Nucio knows and probably his Superiors from his congregation know if this.


Bottom line, we need to pray for them especially at the our of their deaths.

Dan Hunter said...

The "Father Bob Show" replete with clown outfit, hand held microphone and effeminate behavior.

Frustrated showmen as opposed to "Alter Christus"

Nothing new here.

Presbyter said...

Corruptio optimi, pessimus est.
And to think that the Irish had been the evangelizers of so much of the Catholic world.
However, there was always that cold, mean-spirited, hard side to Irish Catholicism with an occasional fixation on "Sixth and Ninth Commandment matters" with almost no liturgical beauty. We're seeing the terrible boomerang effect now.

Paul Commins said...

This is Fr Tony Flannery's order.They typically behave like this.

Ma Tucker said...

As my good mother would say:- "They're gone to the dogs".

RipK said...

The sight is repulsive and idiotic. I got nauseous. They should make this video obligatory for criminals as a mean of torture and punishment. Seriously, how many of these boys in the congregation would be inspired by this pathetic redicule, and consider becoming priests?

Eric said...

For all his posturing about unity, Father Leprechaun contradicts himself when he says that we should get creative with the liturgy. If you get creative with the liturgy it is no longer 'my' liturgy it is 'your' liturgy and thus it is no longer unifying but disunifying. And how can a 'creative liturgy' be 'joyful for everyone'? Some percentage of the congregation will disagree with your creative tastes (hopefully a large majority). For instance, I prefer a rap liturgy over a rock n' roll one. And I prefer an East Coast Rap type of rap liturgy a la Notorious BIG (it's more 'transforming' and 'real') over say a West Coast style a la 2Pac Shakur. Of course the problem with rap liturgies is that you always gotta be watchin yo back cuz you never know who gonna be all up in yo pew about to pop a cap in yo six. It makes focusing on the sacrifice taking place very difficult. But that's the price you pay for a 'real' liturgy. yo.

Alexander adulescens said...

"I guess I`ll roast this old chestnut again. The Church will not be renewed until the Consecration of Russia..."

Really? Mila, I will tell you right now that if this happened in a church in Russia - the celebrant would be exiled.

- adulescens

Long-Skirts said...

Jeremiah Methuselah said...

"On another point, I really hope “WTF” doesn’t mean what I think it does ?"

Not to worry, my children assured me it means, Who's The Fairy.

gerald may said...

I just watched the updated video homily. Fr. Lucky Charms doesn’t get it. It’s not that people are bored and uninterested, it’s the Novus Ordo that is made trite and boring. It just does not inspire enough to garner more than a “hey, father just give us the wafer, and get on with it, so we can go home,” mentality but actually is the cause of this spiritual ennui.

Jordanes551 said...

For a very interesting, and even more disturbing, experience, try watching the freakish balloon video with the sound turned off.

ACC92 said...

Tss, he misused the word disinterest in the second video...

Jeremiah Methuselah said...

No, ten, not 75, I'm sorry, no idea how that came about.

RipK said...

Nothing new, but interested to read an article published last year by The Catholic World Report titled: "Irish Priestly Vocations in Worrying Decline"? Did you notice the word "worrying" in the title? As a principle, if someone "worries" about something, than he/she does something to correct it.
Frist one needs to realize that there is a problem that needs correction. Being in denial does not help the situation. Secondly, he/she assesses the situation, identifies the problems that cause the unpleasant situation, and creates a strategy to implement change. Then, he/she executes the plan by applying systematic corrective actions which tackle the problem at its root level. When the results of actions are starting to produce results, he/she evaluates them; and, if needed, he/she modifies some of the initial plan in order to accomplish better results. It is all common sense and knowledge based on the principles of planning, execution, monitoring and controlling a project. Worrying and doing nothing is total waste of time which results to nothing! When will the post Vatican-II church finally wake up from its shocking slumber and denial, and do something to correct this immeasurable disaster? When the Titanic finds a resting place he bottom of the ocean? The ship is sinking… and it is sinking at an alarming rate…. Should we stay with the ship and go down with it? should we try to save it?( good luck!) or abandon it?

Dcduo said...

He is Fr Adrian Egan of the Redeptorist community in Limerick.

See contact here:
http://www.redemptoristslimerick.ie/contact-us/

Their Bishop is Bishop Brendan Leahy
The Diocesan contact details are:

Limerick Diocesan Office, Social Service Centre, Henry Street, Limerick. Tel. 061-315856. Fax. 061-310186. Email: office@ldo.ie

The Diocesan website is here:
http://www.limerickdiocese.org/about-the-diocese/diocesan-office.html


I would strongly encourage everyone to write a letter or atleast an email to the Bishop about this abuse. It's bad enough having to see this, but you are also able to do something about it.

Athelstane said...

As for that second video...

It's just not a Catholic homily. It's liberal Protestant. There's no other way to put it.

We've reached a strange place when an Irish priest can look down on most of the Church's history with contempt and disdain, celebrating the moral and spiritual superiority of his own generation.

Pray for him, we must.

Athelstane said...

Gerald,

Fr. Lucky Charms doesn’t get it. It’s not that people are bored and uninterested, it’s the Novus Ordo that is made trite and boring. It just does not inspire enough to garner more than a “hey, father just give us the wafer, and get on with it, so we can go home,” mentality but actually is the cause of this spiritual ennui.

That's because, it seems, that Father thinks that the Gospel - and good preaching working it over - is sufficient. The Eucharist...well, it's really just symbolic? He'll likely say otherwise outwardly, but it's clear that his beau ideal is the social reform liberal Protestants of the late 19th century, updated, of course, to cherish the "non-judgmental" sexual mores of the 21st century (see his comments about the Soho Mass, which of course was "welcoming" and "inclusive" of only like-minded folks).

But it hasn't worked, not for us, not for the liberal Protestants. No matter how hard they try.

Zauq said...

Whenever I hear that accent I want to reach for Laudabiliter (with Summorum Pontificum annexed) and re-invade Ireland.

Magdalene said...

Gay.

jose a said...

He doesn't realize he's treating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as a clown concert. Such an offense to God!

Dear priest, let's see how many of the children and teenagers in the mass will be there when they've matured. And when the collections can be counted to just a few dollars, enough to pay a few electric bills.