DIOCESAN PRIEST: ‘My Church Stays Open…PERIOD!’

During the Coronavirus pandemic, it may be prudent for some people in ‘at risk categories’  not to go to Mass for a couple of weeks.

There is no Mass obligation for those who are ill or in danger of becoming ill. But closing churches and stopping all Masses at a time like this is an outrage.

 

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So, why are so many ‘progressive’ shepherds, who said they were going to make the Church into a “field hospital”, suddenly locking their churches and heading for cover during the flock’s moment of most desperate spiritual need?

What happened to the Church of Accompaniment? Church of Abandonment is more like it.

Here’s one diocesan priests who has had enough!  His church is not going to be locked, Mass is not going to be cancelled and communion will be administered on the tongue.

Rather than ordering the faithful to stay away from church, Father organized a special Rosary procession for those wishing to publicly turn to Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother during this moment of crisis.

Father also reads Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s later letter on this topic…from the pulpit!

Bottom line, Holy Mother Church must see to her own and continue to provide solace, sanctuary and sacraments during this crisis.

FSSP extends live streaming mass schedule

Dear Friends of LiveMass,
My prayers are going out to you and I hope none of you have the Coronavirus, and if you do, please know I am praying for you and I hope you get well quickly.
During this sad time when most places in the world are restricting public celebration of Mass, LiveMass is doing what it was created to do: to provide Holy Mass anywhere, anytime. We are getting THOUSANDS of viewers EVERY DAY.
At the same time there are many parishes where the pastor would like to provide the video stream of their private Mass to their congregation. This is complicated to do, and many are looking for options.
The LiveMass Team has come up with a solution which we have put in play as of last night. We have provided a page on the website, which you can access under the link The St Corona Project  It makes broadcasting extremely easy and FREE for parishes. They need to contact me directly to set it up, because we need to schedule no conflicts. Using a free app which can be set up in under 3 minutes, they are live as soon as they hit the red button. The parishioners (or anyone in the world) can then go to the St. Corona page and view the Mass.
Over the next week I’ll be updating the iMass app so that The St Corona Project can be accessed under the LIVE section of the iMass app.
This is for the Extraordinary Form Mass only, but we are opening it up to FSSP and non-FSSP diocesan approved Mass locations.
Feel free to spread the word!
God bless you
Fr Fryar

Doing what bishops ought to do in the time of COVID-19

The Archbishop of Milwaukee got out there and did what bishops ought to do. Anyone can spout like a CDC official. Priests and bishops have a role that cannot be replaced.

March 18, 2020

To the Faithful of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee,

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Archbishop Listecki consecrated the Archdiocese of Milwaukee to St. Joseph and then traveled to 11 locations across the archdiocese to pray for healing from CoVID-19 and protection from evil. This blessing occurred on the first day of suspension of public Masses in the archdiocese.

In these challenging times, when the Church cannot gather for worship, Archbishop Listecki wishes to make it clear to the Church and to the world that prayer remains effective and God’s power is unsurpassable, despite prudent efforts to slow the spread of CoVID-19. As the local shepherd of the flock, Archbishop Listecki went out to the entire Archdiocese of Milwaukee to formally lift up the Church in prayer. Through his witness to prayer and God’s care for His people, Archbishop Listecki invites everyone to deepen their confidence in Divine protection and blessing.

Upon leaving the Cathedral, the Archbishop traveled with the Blessed Sacrament and two priests in procession to one parish in each of the 11 deaneries of the archdiocese. At each parish, he blessed the entire deanery and its people to communicate the reality that Jesus Christ abides in our midst in the Eucharist and is true to His promise: “Behold, I will be with you until the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). The itinerary was as follows.

9 a.m. – The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Racine Deanery – St. Lucy Parish, Racine
Kenosha Deanery – St. Anne Parish, Pleasant Prairie
Walworth Deanery – Immaculate Conception/St. Mary, Burlington
Waukesha West Deanery – St. Leonard Parish, Muskego
Waukesha East Deanery – St. John Vianney Parish, Brookfield
Dodge/Washington Deanery – St. Peter Parish, Slinger
Fond du Lac/Sheboygan Deanery – St. John the Baptist Parish, Plymouth
Ozaukee/Milw NE Deanery – St. Monica Parish, Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee NW Deanery – Christ King Parish, Wauwatosa
Milwaukee SE Deanery – Blessed Sacrament Parish, Milwaukee
Milwaukee SW Deanery – St. John the Baptist Parish, Greenfield

On the eve of the Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and during this difficult time for our world, let us remain steadfast in prayer, and confident in Christ’s power to deliver us from all evil.

These times require strong measures.

Exorcisms using Title XI Ch 3.

Blessings.

Masses.

Processions.

 

DIOCESAN PRIEST: “The Church is open, the Holy Water stays, Communion’s on the tongue and Mass is in Latin!”

DIOCESAN PRIEST: “The Church is open, the Holy Water stays, Communion’s on the tongue and Mass is in Latin!”

Tired of priests and bishops going MIA during the Coronavirus pandemic?

Why are so many ‘progressive’ shepherds, who said they were going to make the Church into a “field hospital” for the walking wounded, suddenly heading for cover during the flock’s moment of need?

Remember when Pope Francis called on the world’s priests to bring the healing power of God’s grace to everyone in need? He said they were to “stay close to the marginalized and to be shepherds living with the smell of the sheep.”

What happened to all that?

Church of Accompaniment? Not quite. Church of Abandonment is more like it.

But certainly not all priests and bishops are taking orders from their secularist jailors.

In fact, if you’re in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area tomorrow–Sunday, March 15), come out to the Church of St Augustine’s Traditional Latin Mass tomorrow at 10:00 AM.

The holy water fonts are NOT going to be drained, the church is not going to be locked, communion will be administered on the tongue AND Father will preach a sermon on the importance of keeping the Church engaged and the churches open when faithful Catholics are most in need.

Plus, look for a shoutout to Archbishop Vigano tomorrow, too…from the pulpit!

Rather than ordering the faithful to stay away from church, Father is organizing a special Rosary procession for those wishing to publicly turn to Heaven during this moment of crisis. The procession, which will take place outside the church, will include prayers of petition, begging Our Lady to be with us during this time of tribulation.

Seems to me that this is exactly how Mother Church took her children under her protective mantle in times of trouble for a thousand years or more.

If you’re feeling sick or in a high-risk category,  no worries. Stay home and we’ll all be praying for you, too.

We thank God for all the courageous Catholic priests willing to keep our churches open to us in the face of this pandemic.

May God be with us all.

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In this time of crises we must not cancel masses we must provide more!

I’d Rather Die Than Miss Mass

Written by  John Andra

I'd Rather Die Than Miss Mass

Catholics have always found ways to attend Mass when governments banned it… But what happens when the Church herself takes the Sacraments away?
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“I’d Rather Die Than Miss Mass.” This sounds like one of those overwrought claims expected from the immature or unbalanced. A statement which prompts reassurance from the more mature and well-balanced. The test, though, is whether we have freedom in the matter.

Imagine a totalitarian regime where the price of Mass is death. This has happened before. Faithful Catholics have braved that price to attend Mass, while taking, of course, reasonable precautions against the unreasonable exaction. We call them heroes, saints, and martyrs.

Catholics who attended Mass at risk of their lives considered themselves free. They understood (and still understand, in places like China), that freedom comes from God. They therefore exercised their freedom in worship of Him, even if prudence required furtiveness.

catacombsPersecuted Catholics gather in the catacombs

Are we free to attend Mass in the United States? The civil authorities in certain places have said no. Do we have the residual freedom to defy that ban and attend Mass on warrant from God? Unbelievably, the ecclesiastical authorities in certain places have also said no.

Being told no by both state and Church makes God effectively disappear. In reality, God granted us freedom, but the Church now backs up the state’s denial of that freedom.

Do Church leaders expect people to return to Mass when the state eventually approves?

Compare this to the Anglo-Saxon Dooms, the law of pre-Norman England, which typically began with an assurance of the Church’s liberty. This conception was deeply Catholic—that just as God comes before the world, so the Church comes before the state. The state therefore acknowledged the priority and pledged to protect it.

Traces of this tradition are found in the Declaration of Independence of 1776, the Treaty of Paris of 1783, and the Constitution of 1787. But about a thousand years of human progress has changed the law. While the United States did not set out to abolish the Church, neither did it acknowledge her. The new government viewed life on the horizontal plane.

Well, death is pretty weighty on the horizontal plane. One can’t be surprised that leaders of such a government would fear death more than God.

Why, however, do certain Church leaders take a similar view? Why can’t they grant priests who are willing to say public Masses, and the faithful who are willing to attend, the freedom to do so, even if prudence requires precautions?

I’d risk it.

Saints to call on in a pandemic

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Basically every situation we face in life has a heavenly intercessor specifically linked to it.

We Catholics have a lot of patron saints, such that basically every facet of life experience is covered by some saint who has a connection to it.Even if a situation looks plain impossible, we can always turn to St. Jude, the patron of Impossible.

The reasons that saints are connected to their patronages can be obvious and direct, or sometimes quite humorous. But it’s consoling to know that a heavenly intercessor is always at the ready to present our needs to the Lord.

It’s not surprising, then, that we have a handful of saints to call on in pandemics. Since coronavirus is on everyone’s mind, here are a few saints with whom we can strike up a conversation about our present needs.

Let us start with the Four Holy Marshals. Of the four, we are only including two: St. Quirinus of Neuss, a patron saint for fighting smallpox, and St. Anthony the Great, a patron saint for combating the plague.

St. Quirinus of Neuss – Patron for those affected by bubonic plague and smallpox

Quirinus was born in the first century and died in the year 116 A.D.  Legend has it that he was a Roman tribune and was ordered to execute Alexander, Eventius, and Theodolus. These men had been arrested on orders of the emperor. Their crime: being Christian.

But Quirinus witnessed miracles performed by the three men and was baptized into the faith along with his daughter, Balbina. He and Balbina were decapitated for becoming Christian and buried in the catacomb on the Via Appia.

Move ahead 1,500 years. Documents from Cologne, dated 1485, say Quirinus’ body was donated in 1050 by Pope Leo IX to his sister, the abbess of Neuss. Soon after, Charles the Bold of Burgundy laid siege to Neuss with his army spreading from western Germany, the Netherlands, and as far south as Italy. The citizens of Neuss invoked Quirinus for help, and the siege ended. Wellsprings popped up and were dedicated to him. He was then called on to fight against bubonic plague and smallpox.

This saying by farmers is associated with Quirinus’ feast day of March 30, a similar tradition to Groundhog Day. It reads, “As St. Quirinus Day goes, so will the summer.”  

 

St. Anthony the Great – Patron of those affected by infectious diseases

One of the greatest saints of the early Church, Anthony was one of the first monks and is considered the founder and father of organized Christian monasticism.

He organized disciples into a community and these communities eventually spread throughout Egypt. Anthony is known as Anthony the Great, Anthony of Egypt, Anthony of the Desert, and Anthony of Thebes.  He is also known as the Father of All Monks. His feast day is celebrated on January 17.

St. Anthony the Great is also invoked as a patron against infectious diseases.

 

Edwin the Martyr (St. Edmund) — Patron for victims of pandemics

Edmund is an acknowledged patron against pandemics. Much is written about this saint from the 9th century who died in 869. Interestingly though, hardly anything is known for certain about him. Yet there are churches all over England dedicated to him. The Danes murdered him when they conquered his army in 869.

Edmund the Martyr, in addition to being the patron saint invoked against pandemics, is also the patron of torture victims and protection from the plague.

We might mention a few more saints who are patrons for those who struggle with familiar illnesses and afflictions:

    • St. Damien of Molokai: Patron saint of those with leprosy (Hansen’s disease)
    • St. Dymphna: The 15-year-old Irish girl who is patroness of emotional disorders
    • The Fourteen Holy Helpers: Epidemics, especially the bubonic plague (the Black Death)
    • StMatthias: Patron saint of alcoholics and those with smallpox
    • St. Tryphon:  Patron to aid us in fighting off bed bugs, rodents, and locusts

 

Regarding the Corona virus I have one comment THANK GOD FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP! The democrats on the other hand, that is an entirely different story.

The most important contribution President Trump has brought into government has been efficiency!  That is something the swamp has never seen before.

The democrats on the other hand, well that is a different story totally!  During this current crises the democrats do what they do best, operate on fear, incompetence and wasting money.  In New York, Governor Andrew Homo’s solution was to get the army corp of engineers to build massive hospitals.  Besides costing a fortune, by the time the hospitals are built the crises would be over.  Happy Andy on the other hand refused to be confused by logic and the facts.

President Trump, hearing whinning Andy Como ordered a hospital ship dispatched to New York.   The latest in technology and ready to go.

In Illinois our Democrat Governor, J.B. “fats” Prizker’s (the J.B. is for Jelly Belly) solution to all this was to tank a segment of the economy, the restaurant and hospitality industry.  At midnight March 16th he ordered all Restaurants and bars closed.  A stupid solution that will solve nothing.  President Trump has asked people to stay home, Pritzker took the typical Democrat approach of playing the despot and forced these establishments to close their doors and many will not reopen because of this.  Wouldn’t it have been better to ask people exhibiting symptoms to not come it, or even limit their hours at their own judgement.  In 6 months this same governor will wonder why no one wants to open a business in Illinois and why businesses are leaving.  These same democrats have declared Illinois a sanctuary state and Chicago a sanctuary city.  God only knows how many illegal, undocumented, aliens are running around spreading the virus.  According to Pritzker lets just punish the legal, tax paying resident.

Illinois Governor “Fats” Pritzker enjoys his favorite hobby. He is probably responsible for the toilet paper as well. I wonder how many rolls he needs to wipe that fat ass at one sitting.

Bottom line thank God president Trump is president at this time.  Anyone else in charge during this time would be sure disaster.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you President Trump!

What happened to the descendants of the nations greatest Generation

My father always told me about the deep dark days of the depression where if you had a job, any job, you felt lucky.  Yet they all took it in stride.  The families bonded together and there was more laughter than tears.  Then they went to war, and they were glad to go, some lied about their age just so they could serve to defeat tyranny.  They watched a man make the first flight across the Atlantic ocean and another walk on the moon.  They build great industries and had many children, baby boomers it what they call us but somehow I think some chromosomes got lost.

We are now looking at the greatest generations children and their children.  People who can not catch the common cold without demanding the government steps in.  In the great depression people banded together.  Not this crowd its every person for themselves.  Buy up every last drop of sanitizer, grab all the toilet paper you can, kick their teeth in if you have to .   .  These are now sheep that can not think on their own, they need to be told how to do everything including thinking.

I feel sorry for president Trump, he goes the extra mile for us and how to we repay him, crying screaming and panic.   God help us.

News from the FSSP live stream

Dear Friends of LiveMass,

Today we had record numbers of viewers. The day started out with a LOT of people from France watching the Mass, since they cannot physically attend Mass in France right now. It caught our servers by surprise and momentarily crashed the server. Later in the morning many people were experiencing video freezing etc.
We would like to apologize for this, we expected a lot of viewers today but didn’t know the limitations of our Amazon servers because we have never had these numbers of viewers before.
We have increased the size of our Amazon server to four times the size it was. This should give us ample bandwidth moving forward.
Not wanting to mention money but I need to – the larger Amazon server will also cost four times the current streaming costs. If you could help us with a monthly donation of something to go toward our streaming costs, we would truly appreciate it. We can take donations via paypal on the livemass.net website, you will see the link near the live schedule link. May God reward you!
God bless you!
Fr Fryar

An Open Letter to Bishop Pates of the diocese of Joliet regarding the Corona virus and communion on the tongue

Dear Bishop Pates,

In reading thru your guidelines in handling the Corona virus your line 2 is particularly disturbing. It states.

The reception of Holy Communion should be by hand only…reception on tongue is temporarily suspended.

I need to point out that in enacting this you are in violation of Church law. Specifically Redemptionis Sacramentum 92 which states. [92.] Although each of the faithful always has the right to receive Holy Communion on the tongue, at his choice,[178] if any communicant should wish to receive the Sacrament in the hand, in areas where the Bishops’ Conference with the recognitio of the Apostolic See has given permission, the sacred host is to be administered to him or her. However, special care should be taken to ensure that the host is consumed by the communicant in the presence of the minister, so that no one goes away carrying the Eucharistic species in his hand. If there is a risk of profanation, then Holy Communion should not be given in the hand to the faithful.[179]

This is NOT an option it is a Right. I took this from Father Z blog you can find it at this link https://wdtprs.com/2020/03/coronavirus-redemptionis-sacramentum-92-communion-on-the-tongue-and-you/

According to Father Z “This document does NOT say, “the faithful always has the right to receive Holy Communion on the tongue, at his choice except in time of viruses“.   Bishops do not have, on their own authority, the ability to ignore RS, which established binding norms for the whole Latin Church.”.

If this is not recended then I will have to ask Cardinal Raymond Burke who is a canon lawyer to intervene on our behalf.

Thank you