Sunday, November 1, 2015

THE SERMON AND THE JUCUTAN

There has been a general furor over the horrendous sermons of Presbyter Jucutan ever since he was ordained - something Apuron is alleged to have known he shouldn't have done, by the way.


Today the frustration broke into the open again in the comments. So let me take the occasion to clarify: 

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So here's the deal on Jucutan, and any other priest who doesn't understand what a sermon is. 

In the words of Yoda, there is either "Do or do not. There is no try."

A priest, and specifically what a priest says, has the ability to influence our eternal destiny. Indeed, this is why he is ordained to begin with.

There is no "do your best" or "try."  Would you fly with a pilot who has a history of crashing? Would you say "well, he just needs to try harder." Or "at least he's more humble than other pilots"? 

Well then how much more must we require that a priest know WHAT he's doing given who his passengers are: SOULS destined for eternity!

This is the meaning of "the floor of hell is paved with the skulls of bishops with the skulls of priests as the signposts." Jesus Christ himself said:
“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of things that cause sin! Such things must come, but woe to the one through whom they come!" (By the way, this is the sin of scandal.)
We have enough issues with non-neo priests who do not take their sermons seriously and feel they have completed their task by cracking a few jokes while paraphrasing the Gospel we just heard. 

The issue with the neos though is that THERE IS NO HOMILY in the neo-liturgy. There are echoes. The people spout off about what the readings "mean to them" and then the presbyter wraps it up with a few comments of his own. 

They have no experience of a real homily and they are not trained to give one. This is why RMS is NOT a seminary for this diocese or ANY diocese. They are not trained to be diocesan priests. They are trained to serve in the neocatechumenal communities just like the articles of incorporation for this screwy place say!

But these unprepared brats are put in our parishes because Apuron needed bodies for his red hat and a reason to justify his stealing of millions from us to support his pretend seminary which has never been anything more than his personal playpen. 

By the way. Get the hell out of his parish. I don't know if you have children but if what you're hearing is driving you to sin, what about your children? You have a duty to them to find a parish and a priest who is not a scandal to the faith. 

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