“For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears, and will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables” – St Paul the Apostle (Tim 4: 1-8)
I was recently contacted by a brother in arms that lives in the state of Florida. He and two close friends of him are new to Traditionalism. At first they did not agree with me when it came to the crises in the Church and the apostasy coming from our own hierarchy. The more they visited parishes in their diocese, which they fled by the Grace of God, the more they became convinced that there really is a crises in the Church.
Since I will not expose his real name to the public, out of request, we will call him MG since this is a knick name he prefers to go by, standing for his patron Saint, St. Maria Goretti in whom I ask to intercede for us. Now MG and his two friends were once under the Diocese of Orlando headed by His Excellency Bishop Noonan, whom they resist and now only attend parishes that offer the True Mass, including the Eastern Rites.
When you examine the parishes within the Diocese of Orlando, as I have since I physically been in one in my previous years, you can see that these parishes have, objectively speaking, lost the faith. From Modernist architecture to watered down catechesis, it sticks out like a soar thumb. What has made my stomach drop was the story of what one of MG’s friends, who goes by JP, has reported to me.
When JP formally attended the New Mass at his old parish, he has made it known to me that Bishop Noonan was the celebrant one Sunday. After Mass JP sobbed uncontrollably and reported to Bishop Noonan about the liturgical abuses that take place in his parish in which only blaspheme Our Lord. Bishop Noonan chastised him with responses such as “You do not have peace in your heart… You shouldn’t care about what others did but only about yourself… just attend another parish.”
With a response like that, can we say that this Bishop cares for souls? In my opinion, the state of his diocese in which is infected by modernism only reflects his pastoral care and the faith that he believes in since he fails to correct and condemn the actions and blasphemies within his own diocese.
Now that I have introduced everybody to the Bishop, I would now like to give you a glance of one of the many parishes under his pastoral care. Friends, welcome to Our Lady of Lourdes located in Daytona beach. According to their own website their heading reads “Rethink Church … Building Justice, welcoming diversity, extending conditional love, embracing inclusiveness, advocating mercy!”
For all of those that understand Novus Ordo language, it is clear that this is a parish of apostasy and heresy that only rejects dogma. Still not convinced? Lets examine a few images from their very website, shall we?
Here, my friends, is a poster in their parish that reads “Welcome all colors, all sexes, ALL ORIENTATIONS, ALL RELIGIONS, all cultures, all ages, all sizes, all individuals. Love Lives Here” (Emphasis on Orientations and Religions in which is heresy and sacrilege.) If you are asking if they are serious, indeed they are.
Just incase anybody wants to accuse me of calumny, overreacting, and cherry picking pictures from liturgical abuses from the past or simply imagery from Protestant congregations, I challenge you to visit their very website in where I am getting this information and imagery. In fact, many of the images I have displayed above come from their very video. Did I tell you that they have a snack bar in the sanctuary? Talk about dismissing canon law and the fast, eh? I just wonder who is justifying all of this…
Pray for these men, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, and do not have hatred for them, but only their evils. Since today is the feast of Saint Peter Chrysologus (meaning golden speech), let us ask for his intercession since he kept the faith.