21 October 2011

Modernists within the Church Cannot Tolerate the Truth-- and Especially the Traditional Mass, Its Bulwark

I wanted to post, a little late to the game, a video by Michael Voris about the El Paso situation, where Fr. Michael Rodriguez, one of the very few priests to speak out against a homosexual rights bill in El Paso-- and who just happens to be the pastor of a parish that provides the Traditional Latin Mass-- was transferred by his bishop to another assignment 250 miles away.  His former parishioners are now deprived of the Traditional Mass because there is as yet no replacement priest to provide it.

Voris has his own style, which appeals to some and not to others.  I post this story particularly because of the (surely coincidental) fact that the priest who says the Traditional Mass  is the one standing for Traditional Catholic doctrine in the public sphere.  And we know that doing either--but especially celebrating the Traditional Mass-- can make you a non-person in some dioceses, washed down the memory hole.

How long can this go on?


Bartolomé de las Casas de San Luis said...

How could there be, why would there be, Modernists allowed by the Pope and the Vatican operate and do harm WITHIN the Catholic Church? Even if one dismisses the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as infected with Modernism, must not this necessarily be a occasion of "mea culpa, mea culpa, mea máxima culpa" for the pope himself, since per the Vatican II Constitution on the Church the pope has universal jurisdiction in the Catholic Church? Is not your complaint ultimately against the current pope? There always has been and will always be enemies and opponents to Christ and His Church, but it is not normal that such enemies operate openly in His Church for 50 years with almost total impunity. This situation is what led Archbishop Lefebvre to take desperate actions to preserve the traditional Mass. No one in the Vatican would listen to him and the many others who were distraught over the Modernists tearing about the Faith of many of the Faithful. I think intellectual honesty requires this blogmaster to admit that his beef isn't mainly with those who work feverishly to suppress the Faith, but with the POPE.

Geremia said...

God bless Fr. Rodriguez!

You are very right in calling the Traditional Mass the "bulwark of truth." I like that; it's so true!

Jack B. said...

Looks like the video has been scrubbed from the Internet.

Jane Chantal said...

I am SO delighted that you mention Michael Voris. He rocks!

Whenever I need a morale boost (i.e., frequently), I go to YouTube and indulge in one of his bracing commentaries. May he live long and prosper :-)

(Now, if he would just do something about that dorky intro...)

Bartolomé de las Casas de San Luis said...

I withdraw, and apologize for, my previous furious indictment. Nothing can come from cursing the darkness in this way.

Going forward I am just going to ignore such matters, and will instead follow the Apostle Paul's advice: "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Philippians 4:8.

I also plan to focus on my sins, instead of the sins of others, per the story Our Lord Jesus told in Luke 18:9-14: "The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector... the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner. I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God..”

Anonymous said...

Even though the video was yanked, you can still read more on Father Rodriguez at the blog Public Vigil.


Anonymous said...

and here's the c.y.a. press release from Bishop Ochoa.


Lisa Ann Homic, M.Ed. D.C. said...

the videos are easily accessed at realchatholictv.com.

I believe the priest has every right to speak to the Catholic / Christian law makers before they vote on an issue. Priests can preach, and don't they also vote and pay taxes too?

Forward Boldly said...

The link to the video is here:


There is also a follow-up video on El Paso:


Long-Skirts said...


Rodriguez the Padre
Son of Our Madre
Spoke the Truth down in Texas.

The Bishop got mad
For the sinners were sad
Because true priests can give them complexes.

So the Bishop said, "No!
You'll just have to go -
You've no right to confuse confused sexes!"

So he sent him away
For he knew he'd obey
But men of good-will made the nexus -

Such Bishops expose
Their long growing nose
Like witches they try
To put hexes...

But Christ knows which witch
Is digging his ditch -
A corpse in the deep heart of Texas!