Wednesday, July 6, 2016
The Not So Pope St. Pius X Parish
Yes, we shall hold fast to the words of Pope St. Pius X, even if his incisive teachings are under attack by the new, so-called "pastor" of the eponymous church in San Antonio, Texas. We, by the grace of God alone, found ourselves at the Tridentine mass said at 12:10pm on Sunday, July 3rd during which this wolf in sheep's clothing - or perhaps he is just a wolf - was invited to introduce himself by way of sermon during what is otherwise by its very nature a solemn ceremony, said by another priest (I do indeed hesitate to say, as ostensibly was the case, "another" priest). However, the sermon (no, it is not really a sermon; 'introduction,' let us say; or maybe even 'initiation') provided was perhaps the clearest espousal of the heresy of modernism we have ever heard during any mass, and we were most especially aghast to sit through such a verbal assault during a mass sought out particularly to avoid such charlatans in the first place.
Our verbal beating included such assertions as "Latin is just another language," there is no qualitative difference between the old rite and the new, we'll get along just fine because I'm used to saying mass in other different languages like "German and Spanish," 'there is nothing special about the Tridentine mass,' and 'at first I thought homeschooling was weird until my sister who has a 6000 square foot home did it.' No, apparently the size of his sister's house is not an irrelevant detail. After insulting the very reason we were gathered in that building at that time in the middle of the very ceremony he was disparaging (I'm not sure I can even express fully the true amount of gall involved.) we were told that he wants to be "our pastor," 'a pastor of the people,' I'm totally open to what you have to say and your needs and desires *smile* - Oh! - and hey, look at this guy, you know how hard he's been working, doesn't he deserve a round of applause? [cue guy in the audience].
If that isn't the biggest pile of passive-aggressive nonsense we have ever heard in the middle of a Tridentine mass, we don't know what is.
Certainly, those that attend the Tridentine mass at St. Pius X parish in San Antonio, Texas are in our prayers.