Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Assumption College: A non-Catholic college

Assumption College was founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a religious order of men that was established only in 1850 in France by Father Emmanuel d'Alzon, for whom his cause for canonization is underway. The college and prep school for men and boys where originally located in the Greendale section of Worcester, Massachusetts (which is now Quinsigamond Community College), to serve the Franco-American community in Worcester County.


Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Assumption College,
Worcester, Massachusetts. As you can see,
there is modernism all over it.

After the June 9, 1953 tornado that struck through Worcester destroyed the campus, the Assumptionists later purchased the current property at 500 Salisbury Street. By 1969, women were accepted into the college as undergraduates and the college was transfered to a lay board of trustees, as it's pretty much like that today.

Remember, 1969 was the year that the Novus Ordo Missae was released by Pope Paul VI.


Why do I bring this up? Because several newspaper articles have been appearing in the local news about the college building a brand-new Campus Ministry Center, which is scheduled to be opened later this fall. It is being connected to the present Chapel of the Holy Spirit (there is no such proper English as "Holy Spirit"), and will include the following disturbing feature that has no place in a Catholic insitution:

"An Interfaith Prayer Room for personal prayer for students of all faith traditions" (emphasis added).
You read it right! They are actually puting and Interfaith Prayer Room to allow students of false religions to worship their idols at once was a Catholic insitution. More information on this heretical project and soliciation for money may be obtained here.

To make matters forlorng, their "Catholic" services are not up to snuff what the Holy Father wishes them to be. They provide praise and worship music, have eucharistic ministers, lay readers, and Sunday Masses at 10 AM, 7 PM, and 10PM!!! (Now, who would want to go to Mass at 10 at night?, huh.) They have candlelight vigils that are protestantized big time. For more info you may access it here.

The only orthodox member of the faculty there is Fr. Donat Lamothe, A.A., professor of Music. He began a lay schola called the Schola Gregoriana, which consists of lay volunteers throughout the community who wish to learn or sing the official music of the Church, Gregorian Chant. They often travel miles away from Worcester to sing at Tridentine Masses since there are none in Worcester. Fr. Donat is the scholamaster, and does not say Mass when on the road. (I wonder if he can say the Latin Mass?) For more info and their schedule of public apperances, please refer to their website.

This week, Holy Mother Church celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the day she died and went to heaven. Would she have been proud of the college named after her position in heaven? I don't think so.

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