Sunday, 26 March 2017

Basilian Superior, Fr. George Smith stages a "Painter's Mass" at Salt and Light HQ

The abuse of the Liturgy is an ongoing scandal that never seems to end. Here, we bring to readers attention the illicit use of reprobated earthenware and shocking attire akin to the results of a malfunctioning painter's spray can on  painter's overalls. Fr. Smith's liturgical efforts can best be described as a "Painter's Mass" - tragically, more of a mess (no pun intended), if truth were told.

Fr. Smith, during the course of his sermon spoke about

"Even within our [?] Church there are those who seem to resemble the stiff-necked Israelites who rejected the Prophets of Yahweh, as Jeremiah describes them in our first reading"

"Our" Church, Fr. Smith? I though it was Christ's. But I digress. 

I wonder to whom he is referring as these "stiff-necked Israelites"? Surely not St. Pope John Paul II, who gave us, amongst other things, Redemptionis Sacramentum, which forbade the use of earthenware as sacred vessels. 

I ask Fr. George Smith: do you consider St. Pope John Paul II a "stiff-necked Israelite"? If not, why do you disobey the Law of the Church? If, perchance, it was another priest who handed you the illicit and reprobated earthenware, why, as Superior, did you not admonish your brother priest and refuse to use materials that are not fit for the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord?

Dear readers, please do not forget to pray for Fr. Smith and his fellow Basilians. They desperately need our prayers. 

Fr. George Smith in his "painter's" chasuble

Notice the earthenware ciborium (St. John Paul II's "chalice" perhaps?) to the left of the picture. 

Is Fr. Smith also using St. John Paul II's "chalice"? 

Just a moment! Here we have another papal "chalice"!!
Why it is one of just 1000 or so, illicitly used at WYD in Toronto
behind the back of the gravely ill Pope John Paul II 

Redemptionis Sacramentum: 

3. Sacred Vessels
[117.] Sacred vessels for containing the Body and Blood of the Lord must be made in strict conformity with the norms of tradition and of the liturgical books. The Bishops’ Conferences have the faculty to decide whether it is appropriate, once their decisions have been given the recognitio by the Apostolic See, for sacred vessels to be made of other solid materials as well. It is strictly required, however, that such materials be truly noble in the common estimation within a given region, so that honour will be given to the Lord by their use, and all risk of diminishing the doctrine of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharistic species in the eyes of the faithful will be avoided. Reprobated,*therefore, is any practice of using for the celebration of Mass common vessels, or others lacking in quality, or devoid of all artistic merit or which are mere containers, as also other vessels made from glass, earthenware, clay, or other materials that break easily. This norm is to be applied even as regards metals and other materials that easily rust or deteriorate.


Unknown said...

A "student" Mass, a "professor's" Mass, a "nurse's" Mass and now a "painter's" Mass. Nothing says liturgical decadence quite effectively as these "theme" Masses, where the anecdotal interests of those attending becomes the focus, and the worship of God takes last place.

Jonah said...

Well, the Basilians are a teaching order who swallowed the prevailing educational ideology of the day based on self-esteem. Rosica was the one who coined the term "John Paul II Generation", and then filled the kids with ego-gratification and contempt for preceding generations. No surprise that the JPII generation is floundering now and have no concept of personal virtue. Lacking JPII's heroic qualities, millennials are resurrecting the evil ideologies that their Saint stood against. A reminder of the many 20th century martyrs who JPII raised to the altars might foster a bit of sobriety.

Unknown said...

Does anyone know why Rosica seems to have a cheap carpet around his neck?

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