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Unbelievable!

This morning I was catching up on Gerald Augustinus’ blog. One thread had a particularly disturbing comment by “Elizabeth”:

Yesterday I was unfortunate enough to sit through a Mass by a Grumbleton wannabe. I'm sure this priest eats up everything Grumbleton has every written or said.

(Father) Xyz began the Mass with:

“For those of you unfortunate enough to know me, I am Xyz
For those who are fortunate to not know me, you will soon find out why.”

For the penitential rite:

“We gather to show our gratitude to God. Let us think of what we are grateful for.”

During the homily the priest told the congregants:
• ”the Church teaching about women not being ordained is stupid. The Church is saying they (women) are unclean.”
• “homosexuals who want to make love to each other are not welcome in the Church, this is stupid.”
• “it doesn’t matter what form of dress you wear to Mass, shorts and flip-flops are fine”
He lifted his alb, (no chasuble), to show he had on shorts.

• “Anyone who any of this bothers is judgmental.”

This is what I personally witnessed:

• The priest’s hands in pants pockets during intercessory prayer.
• Three consecrated hosts fell on the floor behind the altar because of a plastic saucer was used instead of a ciborium or bowl. He must have caught the Hosts with the sleeve of his alb.
• He then walked on the Hosts.
• He then distributed communion expecting the communicant (the extraordinary ministers) to self communicate; for them to take the host from the plastic saucer themselves.
• The Presider sat in his chair throughout Holy Communion distribution

• His version of the GIRM:
Priest: The Lord is with you. Response: And also with you. Priest: Thank you
• After the Lamb of God he announces:
“Come receive what you are and become what you receive.”

Now I have written about Masses that push the limits of liturgical correctness, but poor Elizabeth’s experience is beyond the pale.

Pray for the Diocese that endures such a priest. Pray that this priest may have a conversion and accept Catholicism or leave the Church so that he no longer precipitates such scandal.

Comments

Tony said…
Your links are bad on this one.
Catholic Mom said…
Thanks, Tony. I think they are working now.
Rosemary Bogdan said…
This priest sounds possessed. Could this really be a priest?? Why is he not being corrected by the bishop?? I pray that he will be.
Michelle said…
I don't normally recommend fleeing a parish because of one bad priest. But in this case...

...well, I think if I saw my Lord and God in the form of the Host being trampled upon, that would do it for me.
Anonymous said…
I'm new to this site (did a search on 7th grade and CCD) - when I read about this priest. Still trying to catch my breath, I cannot believe he dropped Christ himself and then walked on him. I know Once a priest always a priest, but this guy (SHAME ON BE FOR being judgemental - but stepping on Christ like that!). One thing did pop into my head when he talked about dress "code" and he had shorts on underneath. -He still had the Vestments on, if what we were to celebrate mass doesn't matter, why did he wear the vestments - sp???

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