Friday, 22 March 2019

Montreal priest stabbed: Video captures violent attack during morning mass

Terrorism, is terrorism.

Good for the people for not running away.

I guess Montreal might want to think twice about removing the Crucifix from City Hall.


Anonymous said...

Are you sure this is a Catholic Church? No Tabernacle and a protestant cross. Sorry If I missed.

Tom A. said...

I was wondering the same. While I am glad the victim will recover, I couldn't help thinking that the real violence done here was calling that hideous worship space a Catholic sanctuary. The real victims are those poor souls in the pews laboring under the false notion that they are actually at a Catholic Mass.

Dr. Mabuse said...

It's Saint Joseph's Oratory - a very Catholic church. In the olden days, on Good Friday, women used to climb up the very long stairs to the church on their knees.

MattM said...

Fortunately, no Mohammedans were injured in the incident depicted by the video.
So, I'm quit surprised it made the news.
Perhaps it is the dog whistle for others to try the same thing.

Was just asking my priest the other day about policies for Concealed Carry at our church (VA, USA) - apparently it is OK.
Some among the faithful at Catholic Churches are going to have to start making sure we're not all a bunch of sitting ducks.

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Any update as to who did this?

Irenaeus said...

What is it with Americans and guns?

MyronM said...

The alien stepped into the presbytery when cantor sang verse before the gospel. He dropped one of the four candles and headed for the celebrant. Father Claude Grou jumped up from the chair, placed centrally under the figure of Saint Joseph with Child. The alien brought the priest to the floor near the lector's desk. I do not know what personally Father Claude deserves for such treatment, but this dramatic action with his participation illustrates the gospel he was about to read.
"What is the owner of the vineyard to tenants when he comes? "
They answered him,
"He will put those wretched men to a wretched death
and lease his vineyard to other tenants
who will give him the right time. "
These other tenants are represented by the faithful who stood up from the benches and entered the presbytery.
The scene took place in the Roman Catholic church: the priest and his assistants are fleeing, only the others approach Saint Joseph. It is a symbolic representation of the transition from the Church militant to the Kingdom of God on earth. This is not painless. The confusion that we observe in our Roman Catholic church is not a crisis but a breakthrough.
Our Lord concludes the Gospel of the day with the words: "the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to people that will produce its fruit."
The fallen candle, one of four, symbolizes ... Paraclete, who will introduce a small rest to the Kingdom of God.
Why did this happen in Montreal? Because Ville-Marie is located on Saint Lawrence River, and the statue of Saint Joseph with the Child was solemnly crowned August 9, 1955 on the eve of St. Lawrence. The marble statue is a monolith because it is about one and the same person: the Son-Man of the Apocalypse, Son of our Mother the Holy Church and also the spouse (like Joseph) of the Revelation's Virgin. It's Paraclete, the Second Comforter, He is not the Holy Spirit, but He is full of the Holy Spirit. Our Roman Catholic church does not accept this truth and therefore collapses, just as mosaism has fallen because did not recognize the Messiah in the person of Jesus Christ.

Anonymous said...

John said...

Tremendous insight. Well done Myron.