Guest post: We knew it all along.. (LMS)

MG from @catholiclegion here. The past few months, Traditional Altar Boy and I, along with some other friends have been investigating the Latin Mass Society (LMS). It was first called to my attention by TAB who was concerned that the LMS was producing sacrilegious materials and photos in the name of the Latin mass. TAB first questioned whether or not they were Masonic. You can view his work here.

Following this, TAB received a lot of backlash. “How dare you accuse people of being Masonic for modeling to promote the Latin Mass” is the general response he got. But something in our guts told us that there was a serious issue with these people. TAB continued to monitor the LMS for a while, and then their leader, Anthony Perlas going under the name Anthony Tridentine, showed his true intentions. Both TAB and I published this on Instagram and on the blogosphere, which you can read here.
Still, we received some backlash. There were still people accusing us of taking things too far. It was not until the FSSP published a statement about him that the backlash stopped. This is the document:
  
The fact that the FSSP actually had to publish a statement is a sign that there is something seriously wrong. Still, the LMS created a counter video message.

In this five minute, shoddily edited video, the “ambassador”, using nice, beautiful music explained how the Latin Mass Society and Anthony Perlas are not blasphemous or objectifying women. To be honest, I was expecting a rebuttal that actually had substance, but instead all I heard were things like “the models feel empowered”, and “the models feel like goddesses!” Obviously, there is a problem with a Catholic woman trying to make herself a “goddess” but I digress.
After going through the poorly edited video, in which they couldn’t even take the effort to eliminate the noise of the wind from the microphone, I found a number of disturbing quotes. It would actually be more efficient for me to post a transcript than to list all of the quotes.
The quote that takes the cake, however, is “even if I didn’t wear skirts, or wore lingerie, or modeled for Maxim, who are you to judge me when you are not in my shoes. I’m not being objectified, I am doing what I love, and, um, just being who I am.”
She further continues with “Everybody knows that negativity doesn’t get us far, and these people have no lives.”
So, in essence, there was nothing in that video saying that they were doing what they thought was pleasing to God. I would have understood that argument. Flawed? Absolutely. But it is understandable nonetheless. However, in this case, her entire argument is that “it makes the models feel good” and “we like it.” Instead of refuting the claims of the FSSP and other Catholics, she tells us that we should stop judging them and get lives.
This is the same attitude that is shared by the majority of the culture. Rather than accepting the words of knowledgeable priests and laypeople, the LMS ignores it and does what they want instead. I know a lot of modern “Catholics” do this as well, but being Catholic should be uncomfortable, and we are going to have to stop doing things that we think are ok but the Church says are not. God’s law is at odds with the sinful nature of humans, and there are going to be aspects of Catholicism that we are not going to like. Some may have to give up eating solely for pleasure, others might have to give up modeling. It is only when we give up all that we are and follow Him that we find true peace.

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7 responses to “Guest post: We knew it all along.. (LMS)

  1. Well done for bringing the LMS to the attention of Catholics worldwide . I for one would always believe anyone using the name LMS would be traditional & respectful towards the LM & the Catholic religion in general. Too many mock our religion & put us down. We must be proud to be Roman Catholic l know I am we are the one TRUE faith.

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  2. Remember what Harry Houdini said. What ever the eye sees, and the ear hears – The mind WILL believe…

    Any magician “worth his salt”, (A colloquialism you might want to google), will use slight of hand to draw your attention away from what he is actually doing…

    Take notice of “Mikey’s” new slander of the Pope Benedict the XVI in his latest video:

    His handlers have decide to go ahead and come out with this full force… Interesting.

    Look, the LMS is just a diversionary tactic, that’s all.. Anthony Perlas is not who he says he is, O.K…?? He is not a fella that has been led astray, Etc… He did not orchestrate a hostel takeover of the “Latin Mass Society.” He is an “Actor” who is being paid to do his job. He could care less about the Masons, or you, or anything else except his paycheck… Sorry.

    Would like me to show the connection between the Vatican and Disney…??

    RbM

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  3. Well, here it is Ladies and Gentlemen,

    The connection between Disney and the Vatican…

    Understand this – An image is worth a thousand words, especially in advertising… This was no coincidence. The Mickey Mouse gloves was by design…

    Never mind the fact that there was a Latin Mass going on inside the Vatican at the time this ridiculous pep-rally for the family was being perpetrated in Peter’s square…

    What’s going on now in Rome is not “reality.” I don’t know what ‘s it’s going to take to get people to see this…

    RbM

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  4. Copy and past this to your address bar and hear our friend shout:

    Illuminati…!

    RbM

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  5. I am so saddened to hear that people were actually backlashing at you.

    I am very seriously considering writing a post on this, although I may not just because it seems like a big enough mess already.

    Nonetheless, you WERE right. MODELING to promote the MASS? It is the SAME thing that creeped me out! I find it so hard to believe (and disheartening too) that other Catholics did not feel the same.

    I also hold an M.A. in Art History, and part of my training was to decipher what the artist is saying; i.e., “read” the language of art. Now when one does not have a clear statement from an artist, that can be tricky, but in this situation it was pretty clear. There were not one or two strange photos. The whole thing was about women being “modestly sexy,” like “cover girls” for the Latin Mass. WHAT?!

    I still cannot process how any of this ever flew for as long as it did. How people followed that guy, supported him, even let their daughters or people they knew pose for him…it is just really beyond words. The role of a man is to protect women. SOMEONE should have seen to protect those girls from the word “go.”

    I am glad that you saw, and I am sorry that more did not listen. I should have wrote an article back when I first saw it, which was quite some time back, but I was so let down by the whole trajectory then that I just wanted to get away from the internet for a bit.

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