Friday, April 1, 2016
Mark Shea Becomes Traditionalist!
Edit: talking to Mark Shea from his epic Olympia woodland trailer hideaway, we received a brief message of deep affection, fraternity and encouragement. Mark has graciously informed us that he can't, just can't go on any more being a tinkling cymbal, mean-spirited, rigid Puritan who looked down on, disparaged and slandered people he had always claimed as coreligionists. He's so sorry he has come so lately to the beauties of Immemorial Mass of All Ages. Not only was this heart felt admission something he expressed with much sorrow and contrition, but he also insisted that he's been going to the Traditional Mass with this family. He credited finally reading Michael Davies' monumental biography of Archbishop Lefebvre, Apologia Pro Vita Sua. He said, "for years I was completely ignorant of the true history of the Mass, its music and transformative beauty. It's not only made me a better father, husband and friend, but most importantly, it's brought me closer to Our Lady, who has finally brought me real peace with Her Son, Jesus. I'm so sorry for being an ass, for trying to get people fired from their jobs because I disagreed with them, or slandering them because I wanted a few more hits on my blog. I only hope they can forgive me for the psychotic abusive mess I am, and that with their prayers, and Our Lady's help, I can fight this terrible addiction to be a source of contention. I can't wait till I go to a silent Ignatian Retreat to find strength to keep these resolutions! Thank God for all the great Catholics who kept praying for me. Thank God for Father Leonard Feeney!"