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Monday, November 06, 2006

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VanillaBean

"And when I return, shall I find any faith upon the Earth?"

Maybe......but certainly not at Corpus Christi in Aliso Viejo.

What a travesty. Did the priest also sing the goofy Barney song? Interesting how all this goofiness and blasphemy is okay, but Gregorian chant is considered passe...

Andrzej

I just watched the footage. I think this is about as
appalling as it gets! I hope the Vatican acts. Shame,
shame, shame on the Diocese of Orange!

JMC

Geez, this was Mass? And here I thought I'd stumbled into the video of somebody's Hallowe'en party!

I think it's particularly revealing that the priest says that only in this parish do you have the devil himself distributing Holy Communinion. "You knew we were twisted." Father, that is the understatement of the year. May God have mercy on all of them, priests and parishioners alike, because it doesn't say much for the parishioners that they stayed through that travesty.

BlackOps

Halloween masses were celebrated all over the country, not just Corpus Christi, one was even celebrated at my church. It didnt seem or appear to be so blasphemous as some of you may have characterized it. It appeared to be in the spirit of the mass and did not deviate from the mass service other than the "normal dress" for the children. I dont recall any adults in the congregation wearing any costumes, just children.

TM Lutas

Sorry to report, this isn't viewable on Safari. Maybe it's for the best.

Thomistic

Note from Thomistic:

I am using Safari right now and I can see it just fine, but if you are having trouble, click the link to YouTube I provided for those who have difficulties. Then you will be able to see it just fine.

Terik Ororke

The trouble is that people think that the Devil has horns and is red. The stupidly of people who believe that is worse than the pastor who allowed such a Mass.

ED

The Bishop must close that church and reconsecrate it. What took place is blasphemous. God Have Mercy on that priest and the people who participated!!

craig

I didn't hear the goofy Barney song, but just before the costume change (5:10), you can hear the theme song to "The Addams Family" TV show.

ron richards

NovusOrdowatch
a website deatil the abuses of the New Mass
This will include this Mass, Im sure

This Priest is a Heretic & someone should openly speak out AT MASS.

Gadfly

Well, BlackOps, if no adults wore costumes at the Mass you attended, it patently WASN'T the same as this one.
No one here characterized YOUR Mass as blasphemous, they charatcerized this specific Mass as blasphemous.
If you don't find the idea of a person dressed as the Prince of Darkness distributing the Body and Blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe blasphemous, than Father Barney has accomplised his purpose (and that of his master...)

Donald

OK laity, you are all applalled...but, NOTHING will be accomplished if you don't speak up...blogging is the sharing of thoughts and ideas...letters are the actions that get results...if we elect to passivley sit on the sidelines, it WILL continue...and the Father Freds and Bishop Browns that are throughout the U.S. will continue to allow this paganism...e-mail 10 friends in Christ, ask them to e-mail 10...and so on, but get the message to write to:

Archbishop Pietro Sambi
Embassy of the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See.
3339 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20008


It's time for action, laity...let your voice be heard beyond the blogs!

God bless you all!

telcontar

ED look at the "church" it looks like an improvisation of a classroom (note the chalk board as Fr "Barney" leaves).

The Bishop shopuld just close it, and if he fails to do so the nuncio should order it closed.

amy

I think the Mass is celebrated in temporary facilities because their church building is under construction.

DJP

I contacted the Pro-Nuncio's office and it seems as if they did not know about this Haloween Mass. They were very receptive and understanding. The number is: 202-333-7121. I spoke to the Archbishop's secretary, Maria. I also forwarded the link to her. For those who have more direct information, you might want to email her at: Maria at

nuntiususa@nuntiususa.org.

Let's make sure that this never happens again. We should all be outraged.

Giustino

Oh Dio perchè permetti tutto questo?

ED

The church building may be under construction, but the "Church" at Corpus Christi is self destructing!!!!!!!!!!!11

Phillip

Just sent my copy of this to the papal nuncio's office by e-mail, with a request that it be investigated and forwarded on to Rome. Hopefully if they get enough reports of this blasphemy something will happen.

Teófilo

Absolutely vomit-inducing. How sad! All participants should be disciplined.

-Theo

MICHAEL

This pastor certainly was not a "man apart". Brought tears to my eyes...How can any person allow this to happen? It's completely appalling! WHEN WILL THE ABUSE STOP? Everyone should say their rosaries for this parish.

Rara Avis

I just can't believe that the congregation not only stuck around for an entire blasphemous travesty such as this, but they actually laughed continually at Fr. Fred's lame jokes. Unbelievable.

Brian Michael Page

I like to call them the Orange County Mass Choppers.
BMP

Mindy

See what Harvey Potter did? Everyone accepts this now. No one in that church seems concerned. The bible says anything associated with witchcraft or sorcery is an abomination to God. Why would anyone much less a priest allow that to happen in Church? Doesn't he know that the Devil is for real? TIME FOR ALL YOU PEOPLE TO START WEARING YOUR ST BENEDICT MEDALS AND SCAPULARS AND PRAY THE ST MICHAEL PRAYER!

Diane K

Watching the video is even more compelling than the still shots.

This is just absolutely incredible. What's more incredible is if Bishop Tod Brown had any prior knowledge of this Mass taking place in other years.

Andrzej wrote: I think it's particularly revealing that the priest says that only in this parish do you have the devil himself distributing Holy Communinion. "You knew we were twisted." Father, that is the understatement of the year. May God have mercy on all of them, priests and parishioners alike, because it doesn't say much for the parishioners that they stayed through that travesty.


Actually, it potentially says a lot for the parishioners. Too many Catholics think that they should simply go to a parish where they are comfortable. Don't be so quick to judge the parishioners. We don't know that many of them aren't staying and prayerfully working to remedy the situation.

JMC wrote: Halloween masses were celebrated all over the country, not just Corpus Christi, one was even celebrated at my church. It didnt seem or appear to be so blasphemous as some of you may have characterized it. It appeared to be in the spirit of the mass and did not deviate from the mass service other than the "normal dress" for the children. I dont recall any adults in the congregation wearing any costumes, just children.

There is no 'spirit of the mass.' Anything which distracts from or does not enhance the celebration of the sacrifice at the altar should be avoided, right? I don't know why parishes continue to allow this sort of thing. Host a halloween party on halloween, host a halloween party after mass - why does anyone think it's okay to make the sacrifice of the mass a halloween party? What does this say to our children? Does anyone consider the implications? Blasphemy or not, encouraging halloween costumes at mass is a bad idea.

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