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Saturday 8 November 2014

Tom Rosica CSB caught in the Act -- The Saint made me do it!

DATELINE TWITTER - In a stunning Tweet today, Father Thomas Rosica, CSB, President of the Assumption University, Executive Producer of Salt + Light - Your Catholic Channel of Hope and English spokesman for the Holy See itself claimed that the illicit earthenware chalice which the Apostolic Nuncio to Canada was forced to use in a "special" Mass at the studio was, in fact, that of the newest Pope Saint in the Catholic Church.

As reported by the intrepid insiders at Salt + Light, the Nuncio was "most diplomatic" in recognizing that it would be awkward to end the Mass after he noticed the "reprobated" earthenware chalice presented to him at the Offertory. 

"It's okay" said our inside source, "Father Tom says that just as Pope Francis is not bound by liturgical law and is truly humble for washing the feet of Muslims and women, it's the same with the Pope Saint!" in an explanation of how Rosica rationalized the disobedience to Redemptionis Sacramentum a document issued by St. John Paul II to put an end to liturgical abuses.

It is claimed that the illicit earthenware cup was owned by St. John Paul II and therefore, okay to use, notwithstanding that there is no evidence that this was the case nor that the Saint used the chalice after his promulgation of the law as spelled out in Redemptionis Sacramentum. "Well, there's not exactly a picture of the Saint using it, we have no real proof" responded the source as to evidence that the illicit earthenware cup was ever owed or used by the great Pope and Saint. "But they were all used at WYD2002 so that's the same thing, right?" continued our source.

In a further Tweet, Father Rosica also expressed grave concern that those attending the Latin Mass are being abused and ridiculed by others who are "angry" and "filled with venom and hate toward those who see Latin as a unifying force."

Sources at Salt + Light indicate that Father Tom Rosica is a great fan of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. 

"Oh yes, Rule #12 is a particular favourite." said another source. "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it." Asked to explain, the source continued, "Father Tom believes in cutting off the support network to isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions, people hurt faster than institutions." After explaining to the source Father Rosica's dozens of letters of "direct personalised criticism" particularly the "chant and rant" the source responded; "Oh yes, it is important to ridicule the work and personalise the target". 


Unknown said...

He might not be consistent but he is influential, which is more than what can be said for any traditional priests. Are there any traditional priests with the talent and influence of Rosica? No, none.

Brian said...

Aloysius Gonzaga wrote...
"Are there any traditional priests with the talent and influence of Rosica? No, none."

Whoa! Whoa! Stop the presses, right there. Are you sure about that? That is quite an assertion. There are, worldwide, a lot of traditional priests. Do you know them all? Rosica's talent and influence, which no one is doubting, or calling into question, is irrelevant. If talent and influence were the sine qua non, of Catholicity, then the most devout Catholic people would be those, with the most talent and influence. Such is not the case. The fourfold intention/purpose of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is summed up by the acronym, ACTS, (Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, Supplication). These intentions are largely lost, or at least shelved, in the man-centered liturgy, of the New Mass, but, have due prominence in the Traditional Latin Mass, the Mass that, in varying rites, nourished Western civilization for the better part of 1800 years. Believe me, by assisting, at a TLM, , one is not "hiding" behind Latin. Please, don't fall for that slur.

Below is a quote from the late Robert DePiante. I think it sums up, well, the traditionalist position. It is an invitation and is directed, tactfully, at the hostile likes of Rosica. Its never too late for Rosica & Co., to hop off their novelty fueled carousel, of "pop" Catholicism, and onto the, liturgically sacred and catechetically stable, rails of Apostolic continuity.

"What Catholics once were, we are. If we are wrong, then Catholics through the ages have been wrong.
We are what you once were. We believe what you once believed. We worship as you once worshipped. If we are wrong now, you were wrong then. If you were right then, we are right now".

Brian said...

"In a further Tweet, Father Rosica also expressed grave concern that those attending the Latin Mass are being abused and ridiculed by others who are "angry" and "filled with venom and hat toward those who see Latin as a unifying force."

The irony, here, is that the supranational use, of Latin, in our Sacred Liturgy was a great unifying force, a force that is now absent. It is not unusual for a religion to have a sacred language. Jews have Hebrew. Muslims have Arabic. Hindus have Sanskrit. Therevada Buddhists have Pali, just to mention a few. We Catholics are into our 2nd or 3rd generation of priests who are ignorant of our sacred tongue. Check canon 249 of the current code of Canon Law (1983). It may surprise you just how literate, in Latin, our priests are supposed to be. Also don't forget Veterum Sapientia (1962)in which Pope John XXIII, directs, he doesn't suggest or ask, the bishops of the world, to actually "up the bar" with Latin (& Greek) in our Seminaries. Never happened did it? Swept away by the Spell of Vatican II, a deadly destructive operating system, that has no need of a Catholic "yesterday", that is tradition. Finally a quote from Veterum Sapientia.

"Let no innovator dare to write against the use of Latin in the sacred rites...nor let them in their folly attempt to minimize the will of the Apostolic See in this matter." Veterum Sapientia, John XXIII

Anonymous said...

Is the figure on the Holy Cross supposed to be african-american?

rosica tweet:" Why are many who hide behind use of Latin in liturgy so angry, filled with venom & hatred toward those who see Latin as a unifying force?".

My turn, mr Rosica. " Why are so many of you,who have crept into our Holy Church, so angry, filled with venom & hatred toward those faithful Catholics who don't see sodomy as a unifying force?"

"Dearly beloved, taking all care to write unto you concerning your common salvation, I was under a necessity to write unto you: to beseech you to CONTEND EARNESTLY FOR THE FAITH once delivered to the saints. 4For CERTAIN MEN are SECRETLY ENTERED IN, (who were written of long ago unto this judgment,) UNGODLY MEN, turning the grace of our Lord God into riotousness, and denying the only sovereign Ruler, and our Lord Jesus Christ". JUDE 1, 3-4. [DRB]