Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Another dissident theological school in the Philippines to watch out for!
Nope folks. This is no cultural show. This is an actual entrance procession of a Mass in the St. Vincent School of (Dissident) Theology.
The deacon, carrying the Gospel and wearing a weirdly colored stole, is carried on a bamboo platform by four young men, almost resembling the pope on the sedia gestatoria.
They call this an Inculturated Mass, imitating this image of Muslim Filipinos.
Yup, that magic word. Inculturated! In a nutty shell, inculturated means "the adaptation of the way Church teachings are presented to non-Christian cultures, and to the influence of those cultures to the evolution of these teachings" But in this school, it is the other way around. It is the Church that must have an Asian way of worshiping to make it more "appealing" to the locals. So don't be surprised if you see other Filipino paganistic rituals end up in any Masses you see in the future from those who attended training in this kind of school.
And you think it stops there.
Here are more liturgical nonsense and to put it plainly, liturgical rebellion from this "catholic" theology school.
Ask Cardinal Arinze.
Read here and here. Do you also see the wicker trays where the hosts are?
And after the liturgical rebellion feast, everybody poses happily for posterity...
Evidence of who took part in the mutilation of the Catholic Mass. Happy and all smiles!
And here is another surprise, one of the members of the faculty is Bishop Antonio Tobias, the Bishop of Novaliches which incidentally has jurisdiction over this school. Huh!
And by the way...this school is run by the Vincentians the same congregation that the master of the liturgical revolution after Vatican II came from...Archbishop Annibale Bugnini!
Just so you know.
And...you think it ends eh?
My parish priest is Vincentian. So that'll give you an idea where I am from. Ha!
One Christmas Eve Mass, my dear Cure' said in his homily that "Christmas is about the giving of one's self just like the Father giving His Only Begotten Son to the world." Ok, so far so good.
But into the homily, he said that we will do something special during Holy Communion. So we all awaited. After the Agnus Dei, he told us that two lines will be formed when receiving communion. He said that when he gives Communion, it will ONLY be on the HAND and not on the tongue and not kneeling! A clear violation of liturgical norms since communion on the tongue IS the NORM and on the HAND is an INDULT, meaning an exception to the rule. Next, that the one who receives the Host must not consume it immediately but must give it to the one on his/her side. And the one who receives reciprocates! That makes EVERYONE an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.
I wish there are liturgical prisons for abusers such as this! I surely am praying!
Sorry, but I had a bad sampling of Vincentians. And with this theology school in the country, I do not expect to find any good ones any sooner. I pray I find one.
I will blog more about this School of DISSIDENT Roman Catholic Theology in the future.
Keep you posted.
PS : You might also ask your priest, brother, nun, and lay leaders where they had their theological training. If they came from either of these three (Maryhill, Euntes and St. Vincent) you be sure that they will be AGAINST anything before Vatican II and anything that the Holy Father says. THEY ARE THEIR OWN POPES!