How little is the regard that our prelates have for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Courtesy of Vox Cantoris, we learned that the pope thinks that people who dress up for Mass are "peacocks". Peacocks? We honor our Lord by how we dress! Wouldn't any decent person put on best clothes for someone whom they hold in esteem? I'm old enough to remember a concept known as "dressing in Sunday best"; that held true for people across the economic strata. What would he say of Our Lord's teaching on the man who didn't wear a proper wedding garment (see Matthew 22:12)? Would he have remonstrated with Our Lord for encouraging "peacock" behavior?
In New York recently, Church Militant got hold of video of Cardinal Dolan mocking the prayers of the faithful during Mass. It seems he didn't realize his microphone was hot. So now we know what he really thinks. Here is the video.
Dolan isn't the only cardinal to denigrate the importance of prayer. His fellow progressive prelate, Cupich of Chicago, in speaking of prayer during this pandemic, dismissed the importance of prayer. Rather than rehash his blather, I'll link to LifeSiteNew's treatment of the same. That puts his idolatry of this past January in context, when he officiated at a pagan ceremony. I post that video below, lest the readers understandably believe that not even Cupich could stoop so low. He can.
Many of us have been doing without Mass for over a month now. We have been disappointed by so many bishops and their namby-pamby attitudes towards the civil authorities' unconstitutional power grab. A few brave priests have been offering Mass in an "underground" fashion, much like the Catholic priests did in England during the persecutions of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Many of these priests were martyred when betrayed by false Christians. In New Jersey, Cardinal Tobin has been doing preciselythat in assisting the New Jersey governor in cracking down on priests who are merely seeing to the spiritual needs of their flocks.
There is a rather obvious common mindset on display in the actions of the pope and three prominint US cardinals. They have demonstrated that they just don't give a rip about Holy Mass or the spiritual lives of their flocks. Pray for their repentance for they will have much for which they must answer when they meet Our Lord.
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