Friday, November 30, 2012

Something banned in Boston...

Click here to watch a slideshow of the Pontifical High Mass celebrated by Bishop David O'Connell in Trenton, New Jersey on November 27, 2012, the feast of the Miraculous Medal. 

Because there has not been such an event since at least 1970, I did a Google search to find any news of the last Pontifical High Mass in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I found nothing! 

Also, I received my first Christmas card this season, from the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Still River. The St. Andrew Christmas Novena begins today, his feast day. This Sunday (Dec. 2) is the First Sunday of Advent, the first day of the new liturgical year.  

Monday, November 26, 2012

Boston College, a non-Catholic college

Everybody is making a big deal about Boston College firing its head football coach, Frank Spaziani, for coaching the team to the worst record in school history, and that they have made a search committee for a new coach. Here is the mission of the Jesuit-run institution of higher education:

Boston College is committed to maintaining and strengthening the Jesuit, Catholic mission of the University, and especially its commitment to integrating intellectual, personal, ethical, and religious formation; and to uniting high academic achievement with service to others.
Jesuits are active in all aspects of University life with a community of more than 150 Jesuits serving as faculty and administrators or studying for advanced degrees within Boston College's various schools. Members of the Jesuit community also offer Ignatian retreats and spiritual direction to faculty, staff and students.
Gifts from the Jesuit community have helped establish the Jesuit Institute and the Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Boston College. The Institute sponsors personal research, academic exchange and collective inquiry about the issues that emerge at the intersection of faith and culture. The Center helps members of the University community to understand and implement Jesuit/Ignatian traditions and promotes conversation among other religious traditions represented at Boston College. [Emphasis added, from bc.edu]

STOP! This is heresy. While known for being a "Catholic" school, it is not Catholic at all in any meaningful sense of the definition. If it were truly Catholic, then why don't they preach what Christ and his Church have taught for the past 2000 years? 

Now here are some key "facts" from the "Boston College Facts" page

  • 14,600 students, 9,100 undergrad, 4,900 graduate, 600 enrolled in continuing ed courses. Check.
  • 52% female (I can live with that.)
  • 70% Catholic (WRONG! They're Novus Ordoians at best!) 
  • Tuition (2012-13): $43,140 (What good Catholic family can afford that?)
  • 162,522 living alumni (largest alumni association at a Catholic institution in the world) (WOW! Not even ND has that many living!)
  • 140 Jesuits (i.e. heretics)
While there was a Jesuit priest from BC who was recently ordained with a late vocation, who assisted at my parish over the summer, he is the exception, not the norm for today's Jesuit priests (properly termed presbyters). 

Besides the cost, do not attempt to send your kid to BC if you are looking for a Catholic education. 


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Novus Ordo in 2044

I have found a link to the Novus Ordo as it might be said by 2044. Click here to see these sacrileges, which may be found at the Gay Church of St. Cecilia, Boston's Back Bay. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Archdiocesan Self-destruction Part VII: The end of Catholic schools?

The Archdiocese of Boston operates 9 preschools, 59 grammar schools, 3 junior high schools, 30 high schools, and 2 special education schools, according to the directory on BostonCatholic.org. If you add them all up, that totals 104 schools that are under the direct jurisdiction of Cardinal Sean, and the highly-overpaid Superintendent Dr. Mary Grassa O'Neill. 

Out of all these schools (and some that are "Catholic" but independent of the archdiocese), none of them celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass at First Friday school liturgies. None of the approximately 43,000 students knows that the Mass is the Sacrifice on Calvary represented in an unbloody manner. None of the students have ever picked up the Baltimore Catechism, the Douay-Rheims Bible, The Imitation of Christ, or anything sold via Angelus Press. Even if Latin is offered as a course, it's an elective! 

Now how does this have to do with the Disciples in Mission program? Well, first off, most of the 59 grammar schools are operated directly by parishes, so if a parish closes, the school might go down with the ship as well. 

But, in today's world, it won't matter whether or not these schools close. They're Novus Ordo. The only true Catholic school in Massachusetts is the Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Still River (Worcester Diocese), operated by the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 

Concerned about educational opportunities for Traditional Catholic children, if I had a lot of money, I would set up a fund to start a Traditional Catholic School in the Greater Boston area. 

Parents, if you wish to help or have any ideas, please send me an email. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Archdiocesan Self-destruction Part VI: "World traveler priests?"

On a most recent post to the Boston Catholic Insider, a reader under the username "YOUGOTTABEKIDDING" posted in the comment box:

BCI correctly points out that this Pastoral Plan, as presented, runs afoul of Canon Law in that there is a shared Finance Council for each Collaborative. No one defines that further. While some here categorize that violation as minutiae, it is not. No provision of Canon Law is. You don’t get to pick and choose which provisions of Canon Law are sacrosanct and categorize the remaining as surplasage based on convenience.
The planned merger of parishes into Collaboratives is de facto suppression of parishes, cleverly aimed at the avoidance of appeals, but stay tuned on that issue.
Another crucial point is that the real decision making as to closure is relegated to the Collaborative Finance/Parish Council. Bishop-Elect Deeley readily admits this.
His direct quote:“Such a decision, which would come from the collaborative, would then be weighed within the consultation process that we would have in the archdiocese to make sure the needs of the people are taken care of if in fact it is necessary to close a church,” Deeley said. Note, on other occasions the archdiocese has determined the “needs” of the people based on the opportunity to receive the sacraments in a geograpshic location. To be sure, that will mean anything the archdiocese says it means.
Some may not be used to the experience of a shared pastor. Where ever the pastor resides will be THE parish. The other parishes in the Collaborative will be essentially closed, save for the Mass hours. There will only be one heart beat to each Collaborative and if you have no priest in residence it will not be you. You cannot build a parish or even maintain a parish if it is locked up, save for the Mass. Literally, the shared priest keys himself into the church, with hosts in hand (clearly visble in baggies), toting vestments, says Mass, and quickly locks everything up. While this may not appear to be a violation of Canon Law, what is this???? Is this what Catholicism has come down to – a priest with keys in hand and hosts in baggies?? [Emphasis added]

Monday, November 19, 2012

Archdiocesan Self-destruction Part V: "Hiring" the pastor

Probarly the most radical piece of this Disciples in Mission reconfiguration plan for the Archdiocese of Boston is that parish councils will have the responsibility to hire clergy for their "collaboratives." Many people, even non-Catholics, know that this is not Catholic character, never mind it violates Canon Law. 

Under this plan, the archbishop (presuming it's still Cardinal Sean) will forfeit his authority in assigning clergy, and delegate it to the parish council. So how is this going to work?

Well, first off, Episcopalian ministers are under a bishop, but the appointment of clergy lies in the hands of the "vestry" (the Anglican term for parish council). Mostly all other Protestant denominations do not have subjection to higher governing bodies most of the time, so congregations are often run by lay boards of trustees, which hire the minister (et al.). This is most especially the case in nondenominational or congregational churches, where at times they write their own theology. 

In Judaism, rabbis are hired the the synagogues, while the synagogues are mostly run by lay officers (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, etc.). However, their style of observance (orthodox, conservative, reform, etc.) is determined locally, and whomever they hire as the rabbi and his style of Judaism will reflect the mission of the local synagogue. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Archdiocesan Self-destruction Part IV: From a sedevacantist perspective

Below is the November 20th journal entry on Traditio, a sedevacantist website, on the reconfiguration plan for the Archdiocese of Boston:

November 20, 2012 - St. Felix of Valois, Confessor
Double Feast

As the New Order Sect Continues to Lose Money and Adherents Right and Left
The Mega Newdiocese of Boston Shuts More than Half of Its Remaining Churches

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Just like H.M.S. Titanic: the Newchurch of the New Order has hit an iceberg. As Paul VI-Montini shockingly admitted within just three years of the close of the Modernist Vatican II Council: "We looked forward to a flowering, a serene expansion of conceptions which matured in the great sessions of the Council. But ... one must notice above all the sorrowful aspect. It is as if the Church were destroying herself.... The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God."
Newcardinal Sean O'Malley, of Boston, Massachusetts, knows this and has thrown in the towel. On November 15, 2012, he admitted to the (few) remaining Newchurchers of Boston that most of their churches would be closed. Out of its 288 remaining parishes, only 135 will survive. O'Malley told them bluntly that the New Order sect was suffering from weak attendance, a shortage of presbyters, and decaying parish finances, which that have left four in ten Newparishes unable to pay their bills.
In other words, Newchurchers are voting on Benedict-Ratzinger's unCatholic New Order with their feet and their pocket-books. After fifty years of the Vatican II lie, a majority of them won't set foot into a New Order church, and they won't pay any longer for the lie that the Novus Ordo is "Catholic."
O'Malley admits that about one in seven Newchurchers even set foot in a church now. O'Malley admits that Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust has turned Newchurchers away in droves. O'Malley mouths his belief that Benedict-Ratzinger's "New Evangelization" will bring Newchurchers back, but national studies paint a different picture: even more Newchurchers are leaving. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Good Catholics, let's face it. The Newchurch of the New Order has a "product" that it can't sell. The label on the bag says Catholic, but inside is only dust. Newchurch is fooling itself. It has hit the iceberg, and all O'Malley and Ratzinger can do is rearrange the deckchairs on their sinking Titanic.

[N.B: I am not a sedevacantist!]

Friday, November 16, 2012

Archdiocesan Self-Destruction Part III: First 10% to go by July 2013

The Disciples in Mission program has been approved by Cardinal O'Malley at a press conference yesterday. Now, Deo gratias that no announcements of closings/clusterings were announced at that time, but Phase One, which will affect 10% of the archdiocese, will be announced after the first of the year (January 2013) as as follows:


  • January 2013: Phase One parish closures/clusters announced
  • March 2013: Pastors of the "new" parishes assigned
  • April-June 2013: The priests go through sensitivity training
  • July 1, 2013: New parishes take affect 
  • Fall 2013: Parish lay employees go through sensitivity training
  • January 2014: Plan fully implemented in Phase One parishes

The full press conference can be viewed here:


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Archdiocesan Self-destruction Part II: Parishes that are "safe"

With one day to go until Judgement Day, I looked on the website for the Archdiocese of Boston, and researched parishes that are run by religious orders. These parishes seem to be "safe" because they are not run by the archdiocese, but they are listed on the parish directory page on the website:

"Safe" Parishes:

  • Chapel of Our Savior, Brockton, run by Franciscans (TLM)
  • Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Beacon Hill, run by the heretical Paulist Fathers
  • Holy Espousal of Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, Waltham, the dreaded place where engaged couples are sent to for a weekend "retreat" where they are indoctrinated with false teachings on marriage. 
  • Lourdes Center, 698 Beacon Street, Boston, run by the Servites of Mary (Home of Lourdes Water)
  • Madonna, Queen of the Universe Shrine, East Boston, run by the FDP Fathers (The Who Fathers?)
  • Fatima Shrine, Holliston, run by Xavierian Fathers
  • St. Clement's Eucharistic Shrine, run by Oblates of the Virgin Mary
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola, Chestnut Hill, run by the Jesuits of Boston College
  • St. Joseph the Worker Shrine, Lowell, run by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate
Now, these Mass Centers are attended by many people of the Archdiocese, but are not listed on BostonCatholic.org. These are not affected by the reconfiguration:

  • St. Catherine of Siena Mission, Woburn, run by the SSPX 
  • Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, run by Trappists
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Mission, Stoneham, run by the CMRI
  • Sacred Heart Church, Lawrence, run by the Willing Shepherds of Jesus Christ, a Third-Order Dominican apostolate
  • Most Holy Trinity Mission, Andover, an independent chapel run by Fr. Peter Lemay
  • St. Benedict Abbey, Still River, run by the "children" of Fr. Leonard Feeney, MICM (located in Worcester Diocese)
  • All Eastern Rite Catholic Churches

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Archdiocesan self-destruction: What it means for all of us

As you saw in my previous post, Judgement Day looms for 53% of the Archdiocese of Boston. So what does this mean for the Archdiocese? 

Well, since there are several wordy details on the Reconfiguring website, I am not going to give you every single detail. But, I will summarize the most crucial points that will radically change the archdiocese, some of which are not even Catholic in character:

  • Grouping parishes into "parish collaboratives" with one pastor, while remaining open as parishes. Under Canon Law, all this means is merging several  parishes into one parish. When they talk having one pastor doing two or more parishes, it usually means that the parishes will eventually merge into one parish. While the parish territory may operate two church buildings for worship, only one can be designated as the parochial church, which usually becomes the name of the parish, unless the bishop determines otherwise. All other church buildings become chapels of ease or oratories. 

  • Parish collaboratives to share clergy, musicians, administrative and custodial staff, etc., while finances for each parish will be separate.  Layoffs of lay employees at the parishes will be last resort. I don't buy this one bit. How can you a parish afford all these employees and most of them are operating in the red? I understand that people need jobs, but how many lay people does it take to run a parish? Also, many of the archdiocesan employees are union, so even if they don't actually believe in church teaching, they will most likely stay on as charity cases.

  • In terms of musicians: In many parishes, the bulk of the musicians are volunteer, while the music director (who traditionally is an organist) may be on the payroll. At my Latin Mass Parish, I believe most of the schola are volunteers, but we have a music director, and I believe she is the only one who is paid. 

  • Parish collaboratives will be required to have a single Parish Council, which will be appointed by the pastor of the collaborative. The parish council will in-turn hire the pastors, parochial vicars, music directors, religious ed directors, school principals, and other clerical, religious, or lay employees. First of all, this is not Catholic teaching. The bishop is supposed to make clerical appointments, and secondly, a parish council has no place in the Roman Catholic Church. I suppose they'll change the theology as well. This is not congregationalism. This is Catholicism. So does this mean that they will hire woman priests? 

Monday, November 12, 2012

53% of Boston parishes to be closed; Please pray urgently for Traditionalist archbishop!

URGENT!!!


The Archdiocese of Boston is set to announce that 53% of the current 288 parishes will be eliminated by the year A.D. 2017. Please watch my video below:



Please pray the Rosary for the Holy Father that the Holy Ghost will guide him to appointing a new, Traditionalist archbishop for Boston!

Also, Matthew from A Catholic Life explains why the Presidential Election was a disaster

Holy Mary, pray for us!
St. Joseph, the most chaste spouse, pray for us!
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us!
Ss. Peter & Paul, Princes of the Apostles,  pray for us!
St. Gregory the Great, pray for us!
St. Pius V, pray for us!
St. Pius X, pray for us!
St. Patrick, patron of the Archdiocese of Boston, pray for us!
St. Botolph, civil patron of Boston, pray for us!
Ven. Abp. Fulton J. Sheen, pray for us!
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, pray for us!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Msgr. Deeley named auxiliary bishop

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Msgr. Robert Deeley, the vicar general for the Archdiocese of Boston, an auxiliary bishop of the same diocese. Under canon law, Bishop Deeley will remain vicar general as that position is supposed to be held by the auxiliary bishop. 

Please note that I am very disappointed in this appointment, simply because the Holy Father did not appoint a new ordinary for Boston. (The Pope is not infallible in appointing bishops.) But, that might come soon, even though some readers of the Boston Catholic Insider article has asked for "a new manager" (in baseball terms). 

But that's correct, especially when it comes to auxiliary bishops in Boston, who normally have been a farm club for other dioceses. In other words, they do have no influence while in Boston! (In the USA, only New York and Chicago have more auxiliary bishops, active and retired.)

Since Sean chronologically has seven years left on his "contract", that doesn't mean he'll last! So please click the link on the side to sign my petition, pray the Rosary, and pray for the Holy Father that he will seek the grace of the Holy Ghost to appoint a traditionalist archbishop for Boston. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Assisted Suicide Defeated

I am happy to report that in Massachusetts, Question 2, which would have allowed anyone to commit suicide with assistance from a physician, HAS BEEN DEFEATED, 51-49%!

However, this does not make Cardinal O'Malley a hero for his efforts for the only thing Catholic he really did in his tenure as Archbishop of Boston.