Thursday, October 19, 2006
This priest used to be a wrestling star. His full story is here. It is creditable to raise money for an orphanage but there is something very wrong when Padre Sergio can't put aside the persona at Mass. He is acting in the person of Christ during the Mass.
Here he is outside his Church.
"A few months back, the historic St. Aloysius Church was demolished on The Hill, it one of the many churches shuttered by the Archdiocese in recent years. Bellon Wrecking was the outfit that did the demo work there and seeing that they’ve outfitted the nearby Bellon Market, Deli & Pizzeria with all types of recycled architectural pieces it shouldn’t (!!!!) be completely shocking that The Church Key is, basically, the interior of the old St. Aloysius.
The dozens of church pews… from St. Al’s. The bartop… refashioned wood from St. Al’s. The old kneeling stations from St. Al’s… those are what feel so good under your feet when you sit at the bar."
The whole sad story.Thanks to Rome of the West.
However, we will have to wait a long time before the anglicans get anything else right. I once was in St Paul's Cathedral in London (consciously built as a direct competitor for St Peter's in Rome) and saw the Beatitudes hung on banners around the nave. Every single Beatitude was sinned against by the anglicans at the time of the reformation.
Also don't forget, Halloween has also taken hold because of the collapse of the pastoral influence of the anglican church on the lives of individuals. And that is their fault as well.
See also Raccolta of Indulgences.