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Tuesday 2 August 2022

In the Catholic Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Moncton, you can pray for two hours, otherwise pay up, it's a Museum!

A regular reader has provided two pictures of the beautiful sanctuary and in particular, the steps, of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. 

You can visit the Cathedral for Mass or prayer for only 2 hours per week. That's right. Two hours. After that, it will cost you $12 for a tour of the "museum," and that he couldn't pray. The person that took the picture asked, "Is Jesus in the Tabernacle," to which the person responded, "I'm sorry, what are you talking about." So, he paid his $12 and sure enough, saw the red candle burning, knelt down and prayed.

It reminds one of the old story about a Jesuit seminarian desiring to smoke and asking his Father General at retreat, "Father General, is it permitted to smoke whilst I pray." To which he responded, "Certainly not, my son, but it is permitted to pray whilst you smoke."

On the way out, my friend stopped to catechize the poor lost museum guide. 

The plight of this Cathedral was highlighted a decade ago in a CBC news story or two.

The current Archbishop of Moncton is Valery  Vienneau. Regular readers here will remember that Vienneau banned the unjabbed from the Mass and Sacraments only a few months ago.


Is this what the faithful of Moncton settle for? At what point do we actually stop blaming the besieged bishop and call out the faithful for their own failure?

Are there any left? 


Lois said...

This takes the "money changers" to a whole new level......

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Kathleen1031 said...

You make a great point, Vox. The Catholics of yesterday would probably be shocked at how lazy and complacent we are. They would have been outraged at the abuses doled out by our malevolent bishops, as well as by our liturgical abuses that insult God.
The problem is not just the evil bishops. It is also the lazy populace who has been so indoctrinated into "meekness" after being gaslighted for so many years, that their spines have melted. Flaccid Catholics have a tough time calling out wrong treatment and sacrilege. They believe it is a virtue to be "nice" and never say an unpleasant word. Contrast that with yesterdays manly Catholics who would have grabbed pitchforks with half of what we've endured.