LATIN MASS MADNESS!!!!

Just a little lighter fare in the wake of some attacks on the TLM… no… on the PEOPLE who love the TLM.

Do you DARE to find out for yourself?

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10 Responses to LATIN MASS MADNESS!!!!

  1. teomatteo says:

    “Communion Rails too high to jump over”
    “rosaries clutched!”
    “The REAL reason these people dont leave right after mass”
    Oh that is too funny, thanks a lot for that father.

  2. scoot says:

    “Come see the Priest from the East perform sensibility-defying stunts!
    *Turning his back to the parishoners!
    *Whispering inaudibly!
    *Incensing!
    *Speaking a dead language!
    *So Much Incense!
    *Putting the Eucharist on the tongues of strangers!

    All this and more!”

  3. Marion Ancilla Mariae II says:

    Brilliant! Love it!

  4. Ms. M-S says:

    “A disturbing countercultural display in which women and men are overdressed in a heteronormative fashion, families exceed recommended limits, children appear to be overrepresented, and the entire focus is on a deity to the neglect and effective disparagement of the community. Not recommended for impressionable minds. Likely to be offensive to openminded individuals.”

  5. abdiesus says:

    Thank you Fr. Z – this meme just made my day, and the comments make it even better!

  6. Akita says:

    Shared with my brother who is a weird hybrid of Marxist and catholic. He loves liberation theology, the Bishop of Rome and named his firstborn “Boff” (just kidding!). He disdains and says ugly things about the Latin Mass. Please whisper a prayer for “John”. This poster will make his head explode.

  7. iamlucky13 says:

    That’s superbly well done. The thurible is my favorite part, as a substitute for the joint in the original poster.

  8. Semper Gumby says:

    “Just a little lighter fare in the wake of some attacks on the TLM… no… on the PEOPLE who love the TLM.”

    Well said Fr. Z. Great comments.

  9. hwriggles4 says:

    “Men participating throughout the Mass.”

    “Boys at the altar vested and praying in Latin.”

  10. momof8 says:

    I’ve never been to TLM but would love to attend soon. What advice would you give to someone who wants to experience it for the first time? What should I expect?

    [Firstly, don’t buffalo yourself into thinking that it is going to be so foreign that you don’t know what is going on. There are some strong differences in how Mass begins and how it ends, but the rest is going to be the familiar structure, even if it is in Latin and ad orientem. Remember, too, that this is the Mass that nourished the lives of countless of our forebears. It was familiar to them and it can be familiar to us, too. Don’t try to follow everything in a book, at least at first. Perhaps review the readings and proper prayers ahead of time and then just try to take it all in. Absorb. Experience it. ]

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