Wednesday, June 29, 2011

GULP Report: What is inside is shown by the outside

You get the drift with the title.

This is the same priest who published his Christmas wishlist.

Now he published his photos of how he and a few buddies "had Mass".

These are his photos and not mine. (Like the disclaimer I did with the "Order of That Liturgist" t-shirt post I did.

You'll see other photos here.  The boating trip I mean.

Remember guys that these people are PRIESTS...Roman Catholic Priests.

I am no priest but how I see this makes me wonder.

If this is how these priests dress up for the HOLY MASS, what is keeping you and me from not dressing properly for Mass?  What is keeping you and me from asking Mass to be celebrated in every nook and cranny in God's green earth?

Mass in the beach?  Why not?

We have blogged about various liturgical abuses in the past and we even blogged how liturgical abuse leads to a loss of Faith.  See how these priests treat the Mass.  Ask them if they'll show up dressed like that in front of Obama or the Queen.

"But hey TPC, those folks you mentioned are just humans.  Surely Christ would not mind.  He dressed simply."

Really?  Christ was an obedient Jew and he observed the Judaic liturgical laws.  Remember that the Holy Mass/Holy Eucharist was given to us by Christ during the Passover Meal, AND the Passover Meal is up to now, a ritualistic feast, with rigid RUBRICS not like what your liturgical hobbyist at SVST, Euntes, and MST would want you to think.

Do you remember this passage from Matthew?
 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying,  "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a marriage feast for his son,and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast;but they would not come.  Again he sent other servants, saying, `Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have made ready my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves are killed, and everything is ready; come to the marriage feast.'  But they made light of it and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them.  The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.  Then he said to his servants, `The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy.  Go therefore to the thoroughfares, and invite to the marriage feast as many as you find.'  And those servants went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good; so the wedding hall was filled with guests. "But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment;  and he said to him, `Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless.  Then the king said to the attendants, `Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.'  For many are called, but few are chosen."


  1. Drinking session on the sea.. nice.. i wonder what they were drinking.. hmm.. maybe rum or whiskey.. and they were on diet.. they were only eating bread.. and nice goblet.. made of brass..

    Hey father.. are you looking for songs in the book? wheres the videoke and the microphone?

  2. Hey hey hey Fathers are you OK????

    This is not a proper way to celebrate Mass even at the Outside.It's fine of they were at fellowship and sharing reflections, but celebrating Mass at that area? It's ridiculous.

  3. Wow I Know that This particular Mass is about Jesus Being The Fisher of Men! NOT!

  4. Couldn't they have done something else? How about Morning or Evening Prayer or Lecio Divina? Wherever two or three gather, there I will be. Mass is not required. I wonder why the chose to hold Mass from among all the liturgical options of the church?

    Maybe they have never been introduced to the full liturgy of the Church, or if introduced, never have practiced anything but the mass in any meaningful way.

    So many members of the Church, including clerics, only have experienced the Mass, and only in the way that their parish or diocese does it. They only know the one single note. They only know the one thing. And so that is what the reach for even when there are other practices that would be better.

  5. so these pictures were STOLEN from a personal blog? NICE. That's a sin that will not be forgiven until you return what's stolen.

    Plus, this is definitely not what the Bible teaches about fraternal correction.

    Repent, and check your good intentions with good means. This is wrong, no matter what.

    1. Obviously, Jeny, you are a fan of this priest. To start with, I did not even claim that these are my photos, so that is not stealing right?

      SO, your logic is this.

      It is more ok to celebrate Mass this way.

      Just great. Now that is typical Vatican II hoola-baloo there!