A priest comes to a parish that has been mired in the guck of liberalism, dominated by aging-hippies and other agents of Hell. He starts to clean up abuses and bring something of Catholic identity back… which is his duty to do. A couple agents of Hell squawk and the bishop throws Father under the bus… and then backs over him for good measure.
Again and again we see the pattern. In the last few months we’ve see several examples.
Now there’s this. Be patient and you will see where I’m going.
Last week’s number of the Catholic Herald, now available in print in these USA, had this cover…
[By the way, in that cover photo, the priest is doing it wrong. The Blessed Sacrament gets three doubles but straight on, not as when incensing, say, the Evangelarium before Gospel, when the incensation is done in modum crucis (to the middle, to left, and to the right,.]
We’ve seen Fr. Illo, of Stella Maris parish in San Francisco before. He is doing great things. The cover article in the CH has a sidebar from Bp. Egan of Portsmouth, England, who endorses Fr. Illo’s approach (circled).
Bottom line Fr. Illo is doing great things.
Hence, you know that he is a target for the agent’s of Hell.
Today I received a note from blogette, One Mad Mom (who has perhaps the coolest blog logo ever). She points out that the National Sodomitic Reporter (aka Fishwrap... the daily catholic paper of Hell) reports that Hell’s agents are after Fr. Illo and are trying to destroy his reputation and the parish school. Of course Fishwrap would pile on, because of their hatred for the Catholic Faith and male priests who aren’t queer.
At least there is a sensible bishop in San Francisco.
Anyway, take in One Mad Mom’s take. HERE
Meanwhile, you might take a moment to pray THIS, a link to which is usually available on the top menu:
Dear St. Joseph, Terror of Demons and Protector of Holy Church, Chaste Guardian of Our Lord and His Mother, hear our urgent prayer and swiftly intercede with our Savior, whom as a loving father you defended so diligently, that He will pour abundant graces upon the staff of that organ of dissent the National catholic Reporter so that they will either embrace orthodox doctrine concerning faith and morals or that all their efforts will promptly fail and come to their just end. Amen.