Saturday, March 23, 2019

Priest Stabbed by Man of Indeterminate Ethnicity

MONTREAL, March 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Police flooded Montreal’s St. Joseph’s Oratory after receiving an emergency call that a priest was stabbed while celebrating Mass on Friday morning.

When police officers arrived at approximately 8:40 a.m., security guards on site had already apprehended the alleged perpetrator, who appeared to be a tall, bearded man reported to be 26 years old. He was taken away in cuffs by police to a waiting patrol car on the scene.

Edit: despite making concessions like this to the age and certain minorities, it didn’t prevent this attack, nor the one which occurred recently in Holland.

The attack at St. Joseph’s Oratory came during the same week that city officials announced that a crucifix that had been in place at Montreal’s City Hall since 1937 will be permanently removed. According to CTV News, city councilor Laurence Lavigne-Lalonde announced at an executive council meeting, “The crucifix was installed during an era that was completely different than the one we live in today.” Lavigne-Lalonde added, “We now live in a society that has evolved and is represented by democratic institutions that must be secular, neutral and open to all citizens.”



MaryP said...

Why do they say alleged, when he was seen and filmed doing it. They could avoid the legal issue by saying "the man seen attacking...".

Constantine said...

I am amused to always see the left as being so straight-forward about things every Neocon and Americanist refuses to admit: "...democratic institutions...must be secular, neutral and open to all citizens" in order for it to be a democracy and to be in agreement with the ideas that the "Founding Fathers" intended. Jefferson himself stated that some bloodletting every so often was a good thing. Yet he had slaves and fornicated with them. Ben Frankin spent an awful long time in France, sharing political ideas and buying prostitutes, not in a profamily environment. James Madison, for all his talk about liberty, and revolution could not bring himself to disown himself of his slaves. Washington, rarely went to Church. Thomas Paine was another radical nut. It was all there from the start. All the faults were there since the start. Enlightenment Democracy is by its very nature a political system that gives into people's appetites, conveniences, ephemeral opinions, religions and tastes. Catholics do not seek democracy. We seek a Catholic State.

Tancred said...

Thomas Paine sounds every bit the radical. bloodthirsty Weatherman of the 60s.

Anonymous said...

I don't know where Constantine got his information about Washington, who was famously a very devout Anglican and practically Catholic in his thinking. Also, he inherited slaves from his family and was prevented by the laws of the state of Virginia from freeing them unless it was upon his own death. (Upon his death and according to his will all of his slaves were freed.) In addition, we in the US have Washington to thank for ending the Guy Fawkes "celebrations" that had been imported, horrified as he was by how anti-Catholic they were and thus alienating to potential Catholic allies in Montreal.

I could add much more about Franklin's famous debauchery with women (all true) but instead will state that he was very much a free thinker when it came to religion and was not at all anti-religious. He might be what today would be called a libertarian.

Jefferson, initially enamored of the French Revolution, was quickly repulsed by its direction. IE, he was in no way anti-religious or socialist.

All of these men are entirely more complex than can be explained in an internet combox tete a tete. None of them can be dismissed as examples of the problems of a "secular" society, which is something none of them would have been either familiar with or approving of.

I will say that I agree with the following statement, which these men's actions in creating the USA proved; Catholicism has thrived in every country in which it has been left alone.


Trad101 said...

Let's not forget that all of these men, with the possible exception of Thomas Paine, were Freemasons, including the big man himself, George Washington.

Roseanne said...

They were all Freemasons.

Tancred said...

People who want to paint Washington as a crypto-Catholic seem to be pretty desperate to pound a round peg in a square hole.

Anonymous said...

Washington was no crypto-Catholic, but he was no anti-Catholic either. He was an Anglican and a Mason and had great trust in God's providence; a living contradiction in deed. But to paint him as some kind of proto-crypto-secular socialist is to be ignorant of historical fact.


Max Z said...

Did Washington stab the priest?

Constantine said...

If anyone here thinks that the "Founding Fathers" and their rebellion against England respected the Catholic Church, merely read the "Suffolk Resolves" written by them to justify their rebellion:
"10. That the late act of parliament for establishing the Roman Catholic religion and the French laws in that extensive country, now called Canada, is dangerous in an extreme degree to the Protestant religion and to the civil rights and liberties of all America; and, therefore, as men and Protestant Christians, we are indispensubly obliged to take all proper measures for our security."

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this story, Tancred. You and LifeSite News are the only ones I've seen who posted this story.

It burns me up that the nutcase who killed 50 people in NZ gets front-page headlines but this sacrilegious attack (as you know, to physically attack a Catholic priest IS a sacrilege) is not even mentioned in the msm.

I'm not making light of what happened in NZ; it IS a horrific crime. This is just as evil and ontologically probably even worse.

And in St. Joseph's Oratory of all places! :-(

Anonymous said...

MyronM said...

The alien stepped into the presbytery when cantor sang verse before the gospel. He dropped one of the four candles and headed for the celebrant. Father Claude Grou jumped up from the chair, placed centrally under the figure of Saint Joseph with Child. The alien brought the priest to the floor near the lector's desk. I do not know what personally Father Claude deserves for such treatment, but this dramatic action with his participation illustrates the gospel he was about to read.
"What is the owner of the vineyard to tenants when he comes? "
They answered him,
"He will put those wretched men to a wretched death
and lease his vineyard to other tenants
who will give him the right time. "
These other tenants are represented by the faithful who stood up from the benches and entered the presbytery.
The scene took place in the Roman Catholic church: the priest and his assistants are fleeing, only the others approach Saint Joseph. It is a symbolic representation of the transition from the Church militant to the Kingdom of God on earth. This is not painless. The confusion that we observe in our Roman Catholic church is not a crisis but a breakthrough.
Our Lord concludes the Gospel of the day with the words: "the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to people that will produce its fruit."
The fallen candle, one of four, symbolizes ... Paraclete, who will introduce a small rest to the Kingdom of God.
Why did this happen in Montreal? Because Ville-Marie is located on the Saint Lawrence River, and the statue of Saint Joseph with the Child was solemnly crowned August 9, 1955 on the eve of St. Lawrence. The marble statue is a monolith because it is about one and the same person: the Son-Man of the Apocalypse, Son of our Mother the Holy Church and also the spouse (like Joseph) of the Revelation's Virgin. It's Paraclete, the Second Comforter, He is not the Holy Spirit, but He is full of the Holy Spirit. Our Roman Catholic church does not accept this truth and therefore collapses, just as mosaism has fallen because did not recognize the Messiah in the person of Jesus Christ.

Rita said...

The attacker is reported to be of Romanian origin, which rather deflates a lot of the conspiracy theories.

Tancred said...

Romania has a small Muslim community, and there’s are all kinds of other possibilities as well. Maybe he was an Orthodox trying to avenge 1204?

Reagan's Bush said...

Revenge? 1204?
As a Latin rite Catholic with origins in the Balkans I got a long long way to go to settle scores. Got work to do.

Tancred said...

You mean like when traitorous Greeks backed out on their agreement and tried to murder them?

No way!