Showing posts with label Lavender Basilica. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lavender Basilica. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It's Back on: Immemorial Mass of All Ages in Dominican Rite to Be Celebrated at Dissident Basilica

We've just been informed by Equiti Albo Crucis that there will be a Mass on September 19th at 10am at the Minneapolis Basilica, a beaux-arts edifice dear to the local  community of artistic single people.  Despite the indisputable beauty of the place, the Liturgies there are illicit if not blasphemous, the atmosphere is one of languid self-satisfaction of the well-to-do and the well medicated alike.

The celebrant will be Fr. Dominic Holtz O.P. who is currently a professor at the Angelicum.

The Basilica of St. Mary's is a parish which hosts dissent against the Church teachings.  Whether it's Father Timothy Bachous O.S.B.,, who occasionally preaches there.  Apart from the accusations of sexual abuse against him, his views on sexuality and natural law are not orthodox. Or former catechist Lucinda Naylor. Will they perform an exorcism over the place, beforehand?   I'm thinking the church should probably be reconsecrated.

Will Johann van Parys be prepared to assist Father Holtz OP, ?  Mr. van Parys once said this:

A few years ago one of our priests delivered one of his strongest homilies ever using only a minimal number of words. After proclaiming the Gospel he walked down to the communion rail and demonstrably closed the bronze gates thus separating the sanctuary from the nave of the church. Standing in the sanctuary behind the closed gates he said. “This is who we used to be.” Then he opened the gates as wide as he possibly could and walked into the nave saying “This is who we are today.” Without another word he walked to the celebrant’s chair and sat down. In response, the congregation stood up and burst out in applause. Now, I am not a great lover of homiletic props but in this rare case it worked and I will never forget the message.

Paintings by aberrosexual activist Lucinda Naylor still hang (Sometimes they take them down when people complain to the pastor, John Bauer.) from the Stations of the Cross in the Church,

Pastor of Lavender Basilica at "Station of the Cross"
It seems the organizer of an event hosted by the Basilica is the Knights of the Holy Sepulcre.
Our question is as always, why hold an event at a location like this that's reputed to be "orthodox" and sound?   The Knights are holding their annual meeting here.  What's Una Voce thinking, since they are at least partly responsible for the event?   Did St. John's Abbey offer the a deluxe edition of the St. John's Bible?

Saturday, July 11, 2015

For the Record: Protestants Protest "Whore of Babylon" Basilica Block Party in Minneapolis

Edit: In 2011, lavender pressure groups protested the Basilica Block Party. But even protests from their brothers in arms didn't stop them from selling the Church's patrimony on the street for a few farthings. This year, there are Protestants protesting what they see as an obvious manifestation of the "Whore of Babylon." Protestants don't need much prompting to make unjust accusations, but they're getting a lot of help from evil clergy and the pro-Catholics in their employ. The Basilica Block Party in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, is an event surrounding the decadent parish of St. Mary's Basilica in downtown Minneapolis. The event has been going on since 1995, so this is the 21st year. There are major Rock acts around it, featuring music with disedifying subject matter. The stated purpose is to raise money for St. Vincent de Paul and to preserve the historic landmark of the Beaux-arts edifice.

The front is partly blocked off with an enormous stage, and a barrier has been built around the foreground to control entrance to the event, which can cost as much as $375. There are corporate logos all over the church grounds, particularly featuring the beer Bud Light which not only supports planned parenthood, but is an avid campaigner for the cause of normalizing aberrosexual deviancy.

They've even cancelled confessions.

There is no Catholic Action opposing this. To our knowledge there has never been any, but a small group of protestants decrying the "Whore of Babylon" were present in protest. Seeing the throngs of Minnesota Catholic womanhood, barely dressed, the front of the church covered with corporate logos, the lineup of depraved musical acts and the dissident and scandalous nature of the parish itself, make it difficult to argue with them.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Archbishop Nienstedt Puts Pressure on Lavender Basilica

Edit: In the past, the Lavender Basilica has been resisting the Archbishop's initiatives, keeping an ambiguous presence at Minneapolis' depraved Gay Pride Festival and fostering an atmosphere of disobedience to the Archbishop and opposition to the Catholic Church's teachings on a variety of issues. On Friday, there was a giant puff piece giving a lot of attention to some of the usual suspects on the subject of the Defense of Marriage Act that is up for a vote in the state of Minnesota in the anti-Catholic 'MinnPost'.   There is some resistance from 17 parishes in the Archdiocese, the most dissident and substantial is the Basilica of St. Mary's, to the Archbishop's initiative, but there is also a loss of nerve.

There is a presence on Facebook of "Catholics" who say "No" , which has a list of parishes resisting the Archbishop, but it only boasts about five hundred souls, many coming from the Lavender Basilica of St. Mary's, which is the Archdiocese's Co-Cathedral.  Yet even at this place, the pressure is increasing and there was a flier included in this week's church bulletin, complained one of the Basilica's parishioners on the Facebook group:

Another dissident is Father Bob Pierson whom the Archbishop doesn't want teaching in the Archdiocese any longer and is keeping his mouth shut for now, except that the Tribune did cite him.

Archbishop Nienstedt is still remaining firm on the issue.  He's getting one of the most dissident parishes to get the message out and others will soon be following in their continued efforts to get the message out.  His statement for the MinnPoste was as follows:
“But the reality is that marriage is not ours to redefine, just as another human life is not ours to take,” the archbishop continues. “God is both the author of life and the author of marriage. It is this most fundamental understanding of the natural order that animates who we are as Catholics. ... It is also why we fight to defend God’s plan for marriage, because his providence is as clear for what marriage is as it is for the dignity of each human life. ...
At present, the Archdiocese has given $1 million to defend marriage, something which should be encouraging to local conservative protestants and conservatives in general who don't want to see society further eroded by such legislation.

There's also no word from the noxious Father Mike Tegeder.  He's not even mentioned in this article.
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