What does @JamesMartinSJ say about the “gay” desecration of the Montréal church? – UPDATED

UPDATE 3 August 2019:

Still nothing from James Martin on this.  We know he has seen it by now.

Is this important?

Someone sent me a link to an article at the detestable New Ways Ministry about the event. The creators of the event described what they were up t.  You need a strong stomach.

“Its a queer love story produced by Matthew Richardson–and the church leaders were happy to host it.”

“They welcomed me, my message, and our creation with open arms,” said Richardson,the show’s creator and a former Cirque Du Soleil performer. Hallelujah is one of five dances he will direct as part of his CircusQueer Project. The video is deeply intimate in a deeply Catholic setting. In a review by the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News (SDGLN), dancers Guillaume Paquin and Arthur Morel Van Hyfte are described as “only [the] heart” of the video, while, “the church [is] its body, taking on perhaps the most important role in the video: an example of inclusivity through servanthood.” The entire 5 minutes and 33 seconds performance can be seen at the end of this post.”

Yes.  This is important.  It truly was a desecration.

___ Originally published 2 August 2019

This is upsetting.  It is better that some of you do not click on the link.  No, really!  I won’t post images.

I want to know what Jesuit Fr. James Martin has to say about this.

The issue, reported with video at Gloria.TV.  (WARNING)

Homosexual Orgasm Celebrated in Montreal Church (Video)

Two homosexuals performed an erotic dance inside Saint Peter Apostle in Montreal on May 1, 2019, for a film shoot.

It used Jeff Buckley’s sexualized adaptation of the song Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.

Buckley explained to the Dutch magazine OOR: “The hallelujah is not a homage to a worshipped person, idol or god, but the hallelujah of the orgasm.”

This took place in a church of the Archd. of Montréal, under the aegis of Archbp. Christian Lépine. It seems that this is the at least tacitly approved “gay” parish run by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (O.M.I.) HERE

Hence, it is exactly the sort of place that the Jesuit homosexualist Martin promotes.  Consider that he has publicly stated that “gays” (I hate that word) should freely kiss in churches.  This desecration in Montréal is on the logical trajectory of such statements.

Fr Martin should make a public statement about what happened in that church.

For my part, I consider it a desecration of that church and the celebration of something demonic. That church needs to be ritually purified.

Fr. Martin… what say you?

It may be that he already has said something about this.  Perhaps you readers know.  It that is the case, please let us know.

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As I read this disgusting account, my memory made a strong connection to a scene in the most recent book by Michael O’Brien: Voyage To Alpha Centuari.


As I have written before, I suspect that O’Brien is a bit of a mystic.  His books have been useful to me in deciphering the signs of the times.

In the book, on the new planet they find a temple in which they find also documents about the satanic rites celebrated there.  Some of the travelers decide to reenact them.  O’Brien’s description is lurid.

Day 369: Green Day again. A year has passed since the previous exercise in elevating our cosmic sensitivities, or “interplanetary bio-consciousness” as it is called officially. There are few people onboard the Kosmos at present, so the green banners, scarves, and neckties were scarce here. Down on the planet, however, festivities were in full swing. On the panorama screen, I watched a few celebrations at various stations, dominated by an incompatible mixture of ecological cant and jargon and an any-excuse-for-a-party attitude, seasoned with mystical music. One particularly nauseating performance occurred in the temple itself. There, accompanied by the piped-in music of flutes and drums, a bevy of maidens danced around the black altar cube. They were dressed in diaphanous green gowns that left nothing to the imagination. Somewhat frenzied, nearly erotic, and definitely euphoric, the ten young women twirled and pranced and sang in praise of a cosmic “lord” who held fire in one hand and arrows in the other. Their choreography resembled a coil, winding and unwinding hypnotically as they chanted. At the head of the dance, leading it all, was the old Russian psychiatrist lady who had been so offended by me looking at her scar years ago. She was now without doubt far into her eighties, which was unfortunate, since her gown was the flimsiest of all, nearly transparent. With flailing arms, she repeatedly let fly full-throated cries rising from her arching abdomen, a crone-nymph on hallucinogens. As the event progressed, a soft, male voice-over informed the viewers of our need to reconnect to primitive “spirituality”, which entailed, apparently, a “rediscovery of the phallic” (thankfully not acted upon, at least not on screen, as far as I know, which isn’t saying much) and a “reintegration of light side and shadow side” for the sake of universal harmony. (Ay, caramba! I turned it off and went for a long walk.)

O’Brien, Michael D.. Voyage to Alpha Centauri: A Novel (Kindle Locations 8050-8065). . Kindle Edition.

The downfall of Numenor also comes to mind.  I just reread The Silmarillion with its tale of how Sauron, disguised in fair form, falsely humbled himself and ingratiated himself in the counsels of the kings to the point that he instituted worship of Morgoth/Melkor involving human sacrifice of those who resisted.

The fruit of the Forbidden Tree, the Golden Calf, queer dances, earth worship.  It’s all the same.

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  1. GordonB says:

    In trying to understand the nature of what is happening, I have heard it said that even the demons recoil at homosexual acts. I don’t recall where, but I know other Catholics have this shared a similar understanding too. Given that, how is it that this homosexuality could be tied in a direct way to demonic influence? Not saying this isn’t a horrible desecration, etc… but simply am seeking a better understanding of the actions of our enemy, Satan, with respect to this homosexual takeover …

  2. Kevin says:

    Words fail me…we need “a lot of get down on our knees” and pray. Both before and after exorcisms in and around our Churches. Satan has infiltrated our Holy places. Come Holy Spirit!

  3. FrAnt says:

    If, “The hallelujah is not a homage to a worshipped person, idol or god, but the hallelujah of the orgasm.” Then why was a Cathedral chosen for this erotic dance? Couldn’t it have been done in the Provincial building? or a concert hall? We know the answer is “No.” Because homosexuality is to be pushed in the Church until it becomes accepted.

    I believe the homosexualists in the Church are beginning to panic because they know their days are numbered. Those who will follow them will soon see the grave and if they do not accomplish the taking down of the Church in their day, their lives will have been for naught. They will go the grave failures. You may have noticed I did not mention Hell, that is for a good reason. They either don’t believe in Hell or they don’t care.

  4. Peter Stuart says:

    Now maybe people will understand why SSA people like me, struggling to be chaste and faithful, have zero confidence in the Vatican establishment. Thank God for the SSPX.

  5. John21 says:

    The Book of Ezekiel…that’s all I have to say.

  6. Fr. Hamilton says:

    I don’t know how the sanctuary in this church is normally arranged but… one wonders if a people’s picnic table altar was moved out of the way for this disgrace whereas the same pastors can’t envision moving it out of the way for authentic ad orientem worship. Yes, the “orientation” is off indeed.

  7. Kathleen10 says:

    He won’t criticize it.
    How can this behavior, or the Drag Queen Story Hours, where parents actually bring their little children for public indoctrination into homosexuality, be anything but demonic.
    Parents offering their children to Moloch, God help children. Just a word on that, MassResistance can help individuals or group with protesting those story hours and other conflicts, see their website. I don’t think they get involved with demonic activity on altars approved by bishops. For that you need a priest willing to do an exorcism.

  8. ThePapalCount says:

    in every sense this a sacrilege. Who permitted this? Did the archbishop of Montreal know about this? You cannot do this without permissions, advance planning, lighting, cameras, production crew etc. Church people had to know. So, who and why and are they being sanctioned. If the archbishop knew prior then he needs to change his choir cassock to a horse hair shirt and scourge himself at Saint Brother Andre’s Oratory. This is evil. Truly diabolical.

  9. jaykay says:

    FrAnt says: “Then why was a Cathedral chosen for this erotic dance? Couldn’t it have been done in the Provincial building? or a concert hall?”

    Because, I think, they know, deep down, exactly what a Catholic Cathedral, or any Catholic Church, IS! There’d be no point in doing it in a secular venue. Inversion, the hallmark of Satanic influence.

  10. bibi1003 says:

    What bothers me most is that I’m not shocked by filth in the Church anymore, nor by bishops, cardinals and the Holy Father who either promote it or ignore it.

    Regarding the song, it’s played during the Christmas season on a local station where I live. Anyone who bothers to listen to the lyrics knows it isn’t a Christmas song. (Sigh.)

  11. Father G says:

    @Fr. Hamiliton,
    Exactly, Father! I was thinking along the same lines.
    I did a Google Image search and found out that the freestanding altar, ambo, and chairs are located above a platform placed in front of the altar railing. The choir stands in the sanctuary behind the platform. Some photos show rainbow streamers hanging above the platform area.

  12. eamonob says:

    I didn’t watch the video, but those couple pictures were more than enough. How could this desecration have been allowed to have happened??? Has the bishop been contacted yet?

  13. bibi1003 says:

    I just found a June 3, 2019 article at newwaysministry.org titled “Historic Montreal Church is Backdrop for Queer Love Story Dance Video.” It’s not written by Fr. Martin, but if it’s on that website it’s safe to assume that he agrees with what is said. Read it and weep.

  14. PanOrganista says:

    Yes, Fr., I was thinking the exact same thing while watching it. Parce nobis, Domine.

  15. JustaSinner says:

    I want my rainbow back! And I want the use of the word ‘gay’ again; as happy, amused, fun loving. I also want the word drag to be the resistance of an object through an atmosphere and a tranny to be a part I fix on my car.

  16. Theodoxis says:

    It still baffles me that people play that song (or versions of it in church). It is verse by verse a mockery of the Divine Name. But people aren’t listening to it, they are only *hearing* it and mildly pleased and pacified by the melody.

    The same with the signs of the times. They see but do not read. Hear but do not listen. And when some monstrous demonstration like that video comes, the audience has already been lulled to sleep.

    For those who had the stomach to watch it, the second to last camera frame is no accident, not on satan’s part. The two men’s hands mimick Michaelangelo’s Creation with the tabernacle our-of-focus in the background.

    It is not a mistake. It is an attempted mockery of our Lord with impunity. Our God will not be mocked.

  17. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Re: the original Leonard Cohen song, it seems clear that Cohen, or the viewpoint character, is identifying with David, Samson, and other sinning patriarchs in the Old Testament. The main squeeze of the viewpoint character is identified with women like Delilah and Bathsheba, and the relationship seems unhappy despite all the sex. The song seems to be about the usual conflict between the good of sexuality, when expressed in a less than moral way, and the goodness of God; and the singer is confused. Since Leonard Cohen himself went through a lot of periods of religious devotion and of a careless lifestyle with lots of women, this is understandable.

    Turning it into some kind of homosexual anthem, when it is all about the lure of disordered heterosexuality, is ridiculous. But I’m not sure that a song about fighting God and fighting unworthy love is a mockery of God. The melody even sounds like a fish fighting the line.

    It is a weird song, like most Leonard Cohen songs. It does no good to be searingly emotionally honest, if you then make your songs impenetrable to anyone’s understanding but your own. But some people like that woo woo crap.

  18. Thank you Fr. Z for your insight re Michael O’Brien. I recently began reading his works. He has written more books since ‘Voyage to Alpha Centauri (2013). I just completed ‘Elijah in Jerusalem’ (2015) and a re-introduced version of ‘The Family and the New Totalitarianism’ (2019). Other recent books are: ‘The Fool of New York City’ (2016), ‘Sophia House’ (2016) and ‘Apocalypse: Warning, Hope, and Consolation’ (2018). I don’t know if the e-books’ publishing dates vary from those in print.

  19. Kathleen10 says:

    They have gotten away with “queering Jesus”.
    We keep expecting demons to behave properly, we can’t figure out why they won’t. These men are under Satanic influence, they look at queering Jesus as a victory. The church was “happy” to put this on they say, and so it was. We can’t quite yet come to grips as to how evil and how vile this disordered thinking is. They include God as partner in their disordered sin, He approves of it, participates in it, as they see it. Surely He condones it, see here, we are including Him in our act, and nothing happened to us, no lightning bolt. See? Nothing to worry about. And we own the church now and can do as we like.
    I’m 100% sure James Martin approves of this and cheers it.

  20. Kathleen10 says:

    Also, Cirque Du Soleil is under some kind of demonic control or influence. When it first appeared it seemed to contain performers of high caliber in terms of acrobatic or performance ability. Then something happened, or it showed it’s true colors, and became dark, almost sinister and overtly sexual in a weird way.

    And these are the kinds of acrobatic “performances” that so often entertain our popes and clerics. We’ve seen almost nude men contorting themselves as these homosexual “performers” in the video and the Cirque Du Soleil acts. How many times have we seen them perform in Rome.
    Lord, send the remedy or the meteor.

  21. Another thing worth remembering about the Downfall of Numenor was how very swift and sudden was the catastrophe that overtook Numenor, catching Sauron by surprise so that his fair form was destroyed in the ruin. Even he did not expect the direct divine intervention that literally reshaped the world.

  22. Spinmamma says:

    I do not have the words to express the horror, the dismay, the revulsion or the sadness I felt when I first read about this abomination. Eternal Father, for the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world.

  23. plc53 says:

    Gordon B.
    Check out what a few of the saints had to say about Satan’s response to homosexual acts.
    The demons may be disgusted by these activities or they may not be, I don’t know, but according to the saints, the demons are certainly powerfully involved in promoting them.

  24. PaulusFranciscus says:

    This is not to be borne.

    I am a Canadian. Not from the Archdiocese of Montreal, but surely that archbishop is accountable to the Prelate for Canada, and ultimately to the Holy See.

    I will send a letter lodging this as a complaint. The laity needs to speak up if the local clergy will not.

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