Monday, August 25, 2014

ON THE DEPARTURE OF THE CATHEDRAL EMPLOYEES

There has been some speculation about the circumstances surrounding the departures of the former employees of the Cathedral-Basilica and the Catholic Cemeteries.

I do not have any first hand information and I do not know if they were forced to leave or left voluntarily. 

I do know that after the vile and violent way in which their boss was treated by the Archbishop and his Vicar General, that no self-respecting person would have wanted to stay in their positions, especially since it would be the same Vicar General who would be their new boss. 

I also know about the "TSA-type anal's" conducted on the former employees every time they attempted to leave the premises. I can tell you if I had been working there I would have sued for harassment. 

As regards the departure of everyone from altar servers to lectors to choirs to ordinary parishioners, again, we can be sure that the Archbishop and the new rector are quite happy about it. Now they can staff the place with their faithful kiko's and celebrate their illicit eucharists in peace. 

And we should be happy too. For some neo's, even though they will only be there to fill a few pews for the Archbishop's 9:30am Mass, it will be the first time in many years that they will have gone to Mass on Sunday morning. (Yes, the Lord works in strange ways!)

And speaking of illicit eucharists, if the Archbishop and the Vicar General can so easily violate the liturgical norms they are required to uphold, how can we be sure they even believe what the Holy Catholic Church believes and teaches when they say "This is my Body, this is my Blood"? 

Best to go to find another place to serve and worship God and where you can be sure you are receiving the true Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, that is until the Archbishop and the Vicar General eliminate them all and their priests with them. 

I will repeat here the words of Kiko, their master:
We Christians do not have altars...because the holy stone is Christ, the only cornerstone. That's why we can celebrate the Eucharist on a suitable table and we can celebrate in a square, in the countryside or wherever it is suitable. We don't have a particular place where exclusively we should celebrate our worship. ("Kiko's Catechism," Vol. 1, pgs 51-52)

....contrasted the words of Holy Mother Church:
Can.  932 §1. The eucharistic celebration is to be carried out in a sacred place unless in a particular case necessity requires otherwise; in such a case the celebration must be done in a decent place. §2. The eucharistic sacrifice must be carried out on a dedicated or blessed altar...

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