Card. Cupich has his own Pachamama Moment. People who want the Traditional Latin Mass must be crushed, but this is apparently okay.

I’ve always been interested in Chinese history and culture, and the regional cuisines – when well prepared – are amongst the best on earth. I got to know the Chinese Catholic community in Rome pretty well and found them to be wonderfully warm and deeply pious.

Therefore, I found this video of Card. Cupich performing a pagan Chinese ceremony to be pretty interesting.  Biretta tip.  o{]:¬)

At the Chinese New Year and for other special occasions there is a “lion dance” or “lion awakening” ceremony, with drums and cymbals. It includes food offerings for the sky god and painting the pupils on the costume-lion’s eyes to bring it “alive” and empower it with “good luck”. Dots are also painted on its ears, nose and mouth. It’s all very noisy and colorful.

So is that the sort of thing that a Catholic bishop should preside over? A pagan ceremony intended to bring “good luck”. It’s one thing to witness such a cultural event, but to be the one who performs the principle act of bringing the pagan symbol to “life”?

Card. Cupich issued a document intended to crush people who desire traditional Catholic sacred worship.* But he can have his own Pachamama Moment. Having 1 Cor 10:20 in mind, here is what he says as he performs the painting ceremony.

Good fortune upon your head, miraculous light glittering to your eyes, your ears capturing sounds from all directions. May the most favorable auspicious big fortune and great profit be to you throughout the whole year, from the beginning all the way to the end.

Oh… and this is Chicago, also. St. Sabina on the South Side for Christmas. This is okay with Cupich, but the people who want the TLM must be PUNISHED.

*Unless perhaps filing canonical processes slows  down the steam-roller.

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  2. Thomas S says:

    We’re being played. These tyrants who govern us don’t believe in anything but their own power and pleasure.

    Case in point, the archbishop of Lima who just said Jesus died as a murdered layman. He wasn’t a priest and offered no sacrifice. At what point does their apostasy free their presbyterate and people from any bond of obedience?

  3. j stark says:

    The Roman Catholic Church has been eclipsed; a new Church has taken it’s placed; as C.S Lewis put in his last Narnia book; the Donkey led by the Ape is wearing the Lions skin. How long before the Church implodes; or will it; as it will be propped up by the elite. Will Aslan return?

  4. pbnelson says:

    It’s worse than being “played”, we’re being trolled. Poke the bear, poke the bear, poke the bear. And when the bear bites, put it down. I don’t see any way out of this mess, so I guess it’s up to the Lord.

  5. Vir Qui Timet Dominum says:

    The cherry on top (or in this case, the dumpling on top) for me is the little message box that says “Directed by Mrs. O’Keeffe.” Somehow, though you and I have never met Mrs. O’Keeffe, we all know what she looks like, sounds like, what her liturgical preferences are, and exactly how much power she has over liturgical events in the Archdiocese.

  6. romanrevert says:

    Seeing as Cupich made up his own words of consecration I would venture to say that that “mass” was in fact invalid. What a clown.

  7. oledocfarmer says:

    “Canonical processes.” I don’t think two lil words have ever brought such a smile to my face.

  8. summorumpontificum777 says:

    Until we’re all blue in the face, we can decry their hypocrisy, faulty logic, illegality, misrepresentation of the 2nd Vatican Council, misapplication of canon law, preferential treatment of LGBTs, pagans & heretics in comparison to us, etc., etc.. Ultimately, though, it all boils down the Juan Peron quotation that a retired Argentine bishop cited last summer in explaining TC: “To my friends, everything. To my enemies, not even justice.” Trads & conservatives are on this papacy’s “enemies list.” Everything must be viewed through that prism. We’re in a war that we didn’t start and didn’t want, but we’re in a war nonetheless.

  9. oledocfarmer says:

    Non- violent resistance played a significant role in the fall of the Evil Empire. Let’s do it!

  10. Semper Gumby says:

    Spiritual anarchy: assault the Mass of Ages and tradition, let a thousand weeds bloom.

  11. L. says:

    The video from the St. Sabina Mass is not the worst I have seen.

    On that subject, our perverted (it was in all the papers) former Bishop was interviewed in the Diocesan Newspaper about his visit to the eastern frontier of his realm for Confirmations, or something, and he described with approval the wacky pastor of a large parish there (and my former pastor) as an “innovative liturgist.” I’m sure that what should have been taken as an insult was received as warm praise.

  12. Geoffrey says:

    I say let them have their “pagan folderol”, but let us have the Roman liturgy of our ancestors.

    Pope Benedict XVI was wise in stating that there are (were?) two forms of the one Roman Rite. This would let “market forces” utlimately determine the final outcome of the “liturgy wars”. I had assumed this would be at least a century away, at which time we would see a mutual and peaceful blending of the two forms into one Roman Rite. So much for that predicition!

  13. Ipsitilla says:

    Vir Qui Timet Dominum: “Directed by Mrs. O’Keeffe?” I suppose Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow must have been unavailable that day…

  14. James C says:

    I’m starting to fear that we will reach a point of no return. That sometime in the future, a remnant of faithful bishops will have to get together and depose the pope and his allies and elect one of their own as the successor pope of a remnant Church.

  15. DeeEmm says:

    Wow, is there any manner of demon/idol/pagan that these wolves don’t worship? I mean they are doing us the favour of showing us who they really are. The sad part is the poor misguided souls they are dragging with them.

    Oh Lord Jesus have mercy upon us!! Forgive us for these insults.

  16. TheDude05 says:

    That’s Father Pfleger in the second video. He must have dirt on everyone because even Cupich has suspended him once and he keeps getting his job back. He’s adopted three children, been accused of sexual assault by three different men from when they were boys, he threatened to kill the owner of a gun store, he has had Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan speak at “Masses”, and many other controversies.

  17. TheDude05 says:

    That’s Father Pfleger in the second video. He must have dirt on everyone because even Cupich has suspended him once and he keeps getting his job back. He’s adopted three children, been accused of sexual assault by three different men from when they were boys, he threatened to kill the owner of a gun store, he has had Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan speak at “Masses”, and many other controversies.

  18. Tantum Ergo says:

    Those who hold fast to the Faith of our Fathers, when beset by this cruel persecution are tempted to cry out with Our Lord, “Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani”. Were it not for the sure knowledge that Jesus can never abandon His Church we would be justified in making this cry emanating from the depths of His agonizing Heart.
    This is pure EVIL, cooked up from the Devil’s own kitchen.
    Pray for Francis and Roche so Satan will be denied victory.

  19. bartlep says:

    I went to Christmas Eve Mass at our daughter’s parish because granddaughter (6) was in the children’s choir. It was actually “Fr. Joe’s” Mass. He talked “cushy” throughout the Mass. After the Allelulias, he came forward and told us all to sit down. Sit down for the Gospel??

    Then he sat on a chair in the front of the altar and invited all the children to come and sit around him. He then started out by telling after his shower before Mass, he saw Santa by his tree and he received two pairs of socks which he proceeded to show us by raising his leg and pant leg. He said he was going to wear one of each but he thought that would be “a little weird” —as if he could get any weirder.

    He then started to tell about the Nativity, interspersing Silent Night, Away in a Manger etc, at the appropriate times.

    The Consecration was also “cushy” and then he made a long announcement about ONLY receiving in the hand. He then went to the back of the church and two lay women distributed in front. Since I only receive kneeling and on the tongue, and since I was already so negative about the whole debacle, I refrained from receiving. Dale and I were going to a real Mass the next day.

    Forgot to mention the noisy, disruptive love fest at the peace offering.

    As luck would have it, I was sick on Christmas Day and haven’t been to Mass since — I have a cold from hell and will probably miss the whole Christmas Octave.

    Cupich would have loved this Mass!!

  20. @James C, I wholeheartedly second your comment. However, I do have this question: do the bishops have the power to do just that, or only the cardinals?

  21. Dave P. says:

    J Stark:
    I think more of “That Hideous Strength”, as I’ve personally nicknamed that lot “The Progressive Element”. I wonder if we will get a Merlin to wreak some havoc on them…

    Re Fr. Pfleeger:

    It says something that he was reinstated to his pastorate after he was exonerated, while Fr. Phillips was not.

  22. Kathleen10 says:

    Catholics of prior eras would have ridden this guy out on a rail. He’s blessed, Catholics are so poorly catechized and so gaslighted these heretics have it easy now. It should be shocking to see a Catholic clergyman officiate at a pagan ceremony. These men are pagans, not Christian and certainly not Catholic leaders. He’s a grifter, like all these men who have gone into the church to hook up or have access or just live a cushy life, impersonating priests on a regular basis. Real and true priests have holy hands, I wouldn’t accept a cookie handed to me by many of these men.

    There is a really lovely portrait of Blaise Cupich on Vox Cantoris, if anyone is interested. It captures him in a very special way. See the other work of Eugene de Leastar, an Irish artist with the unique ability to use his art to convey what these men are really all about. There’s a nice one on Francis attacking the TLM as well, at the website “Metamorphose”. Also a description of why this artist portrays these men the way he does.
    This is exactly what we are up against, exactly what Mr. de Leastar is portraying. Art takes liberties to represent accurately, but if we saw things as they really are, they would surely look a lot like what Mr. de Leastar has created.

  23. Kathleen10 says:

    I should have mentioned, if you can take it, look for Eugene de Leastar’s ode to the Rome of our day, “Bergoglio Suite” collection. Yikes.

  24. moon1234 says:

    My personal opinion: Pray for Pope Francis and you local Bishop. Pray that God shows them his will and that HIS will be done.”

    The SSPX will be the only community left once all of this is over and Pope Francis has attempted to drive out all of the TLM adherents. The SSPX will be the only Catholic community that has valid Bishops and valid Priests. The real question will be what happens in the next 20-30 years. The current Bishops will not live forever. I believe they will consecrate additional bishops without a papal mandate. This is what Pope Francis is hoping for. Whether he lives long enough to see this is in question.

    If you live in a diocese that has a supportive Bishop, THANK HIM. Tell him how much the TLM means to yourself and possibly your family. Leave it at that. If you are smart you will also be making plans for what happens “after”. This really boils down to finding out where the SSPX has a chapel in your area.

    ALL of the other TLM communities have no Bishops. What are the odds ANY local Bishop will ordain priests for these communities going forward? What are the odds of a diocesan Bishop holding traditional conformations in the future or ordinations?

    We live a short time on this earth and that time is spent preparing for the next life. How you spend it is up to you. I plan to continue the attend the TLM wherever it is offered by a validly ordained Priest. If the diocese has one I will go there. If not, then I will attend and financially support an SSPX chapel. If there is nothing then I would be forced to attend the novus ordo (this almost caused me to lose my faith in my 20’s).

    Hopefully this all changes in the future. What Pope Francis can undo the next Pope can re-do or declare invalid.

    Don’t sink in the desire to depose the Pope.

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  26. MaterDeicolumbae says:

    Re. Card Cupich and the Chinese lion:
    Unseen in the video is the Enemy and his cohorts watching this pagan ceremony with malicious, malodorous glee.
    Unknown to Card. Cupich is that the Enemy hates him with a hatred that surpasses all understanding.

  27. Archlaic says:

    To the extent I have previously considered the question, I personally do NOT believe the SSPX bishops will make additional bishops unless circumstances change e.g. the death of one of the three, or the continuation of this pontificate a great deal longer that actuarily likely.
    What I think we could see at some point, if there is no detente between the present pope and the Church, is one of two things: one or more bishops or Cardinals publicly drawing closer to the SSPX along the lines of Bishop Vitus Huonder (who literally lives under their roof) and letting it be known that they are willing to cooperate with them despite their uncertain status… or – again, this is just my personal conjecture – a “soft schism” whereby a number of Cardinals and bishops form some sort of “union” – let’s call it “Fraternitas Sancti Athanasii” and agree that as long as a state of necessity exists they are willing to provide the traditional sacraments wherever requested (much as Archbishop Lefebvre did in the 1970’s and 80’s)…
    Since I am engaging in speculation – I hope it will not reach that point – should something along these lines actually occur, any announcement or founding document should include a clause to the effect that: “There is no intention in these provisions to marginalize the individuals who exercise authority in the Church: they are only meant to remind them that “salus animarum suprema lex”!

  28. MaterDeicolumbae says:

    Re Card Cupich and the Chinese lion:
    There are are children and teenagers in the front row watching the pagan Chinese lion blessing.
    Matthew 18:6:
    “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”
    I hope and pray that parents seeing this type of event at a Mass would pull their children out of Mass and attend somewhere else…

  29. Patrick-K says:

    In case anyone is interested, this is at Carmel High School in Mundelein.

  30. kurtmasur says:

    In a way Cupich and the priest in the other video are doing us a favor. The abominations in the above videos should serve as a reminder to all TLM clergy (whether priest or bishop) that not only is it ok to ignore TC and its “dubia”, but it is their DUTY to do so. Now more than ever is when the TLM is when it is most needed, and even MORE during the Triduum, Easter, Pentecost and Christmas.
    Ditto for ALL traditional sacraments.

  31. iamlucky13 says:

    Those who prefer the traditional Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Chicago should be thankful to Fr. Pfleger for showing how to faithfully implement Traditiones Custodes.

    After all, Pope Francis addressed such “eccentricities” in the accompanying letter.

    If Cardinal Cupich is ok with completely making up 90% of the prayers of the Mass, what grounds does he have for objecting if a priest expressing no worse fidelity to the Novas Ordo happens to improvise in a manner that perfectly marches the 1962 Missal?

  32. JamesM says:

    @Vir Qui Timet Dominum

    We all know that Mrs O’Keefe is called Susan and is from the parish council

  33. Semper Gumby says:

    Thomas S: “These tyrants who govern us don’t believe in anything but their own power and pleasure.” Yep, Sodomites.

    “Case in point, the archbishop of Lima who just said Jesus died as a murdered layman.” That’s in line with Bergoglio at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sep. 24, 2015: “we need to remember that we are followers of Jesus- and his life, humanly speaking, ended in failure, in the failure of the cross.” It’s unfortunate these Pachamama prelates are pagan, if they were Protestant they’d know something about the Bible.

    The “archbishop” of Lima also added, “And he dies as a layman who gives hope to humanity, he dies as a human being like all of you who are present here…” Not salvation, not a Better Way, not the Great Commission, not Hope as a theological virtue, just “hope.” Pachamama prelates are transitioning into Obama hopey-changey drones.

    Vir Qui Timet Dominum: Good eye. I’ll bet my last doughnut that the next Triumph of the Will video out of Cupich’s Pleasure Palace will credit “Mz. O’Keeffe.”

    Kathleen10: “These men are pagans, not Christian and certainly not Catholic leaders. He’s a grifter…” Good point. Might I add they’re not men, they’re barely male. The grift remark recalls the Leftist nun from the 1970s, when asked “Why don’t you just leave the Church?” she replied, “Because this is where the Xerox copiers are.”

    Pachamama prelates are grooming the naive for their messianic cult. The cover story of the January 2022 “The Priest” is “Repairing Creation”- not the “Environment,” “Creation.”

    The diabolical egos of these immature decadent males are writing checks their intellects can’t cash. It’s anyone’s guess which Pachamama prelate will win the Top Pa-gan Award. An award with eternal notoriety.

  34. Semper Gumby says:

    A rough but interesting analogy, the first few steps of the process of “Furry Grooming” (sexual exploitation of children by authority figures).

    A bit of background: Novus Ordo-Bugnini ritual pastel vestments, odd-shaped crucifixes, clown masses, clergy not in clericals and attired in sweaters or Hawaiian shirts and shorts, a number of priests calling police on parishioners not wearing masks, bizarre altar displays, dirt and other altars, blatant disinformation such as from Roche recently and the TLM survey “results”, media such as the National “Catholic” Reporter, identification by many prelates and laity of faithful Catholics as the “Other,” scapegoating the Latin Mass, Barron and other prelates suggesting censorship of Catholic social media, restrictions on printing some liturgical books and Vatican documents in Latin, Parolin stating the Latin Mass must be ended “forever”, hundreds of incidents of abusive actions and words directed at the Faithful by Bergoglio and others, pagan curriculum at ostensibly Catholic schools and colleges, unusual Vatican appointments and hirings of secularists and anti-Catholics, bizarre Nativity displays, etc. etc.

    1. Involve children in drawing mostly animal characters.

    2. Constant praise and plenty of feel-good moments.

    3. Begin changing their behavior by modifying or asking them to wear one or two items of clothing. This will inculcate a sense of belonging with the cult yet create some tension. Do not identify a scapegoat, but identify “Otherness.”

    4. Increase activity and praise, gradually change language and behavior, continue juvenile feel-good moments, introduce new rituals for self-identification purposes.

    5. Begin to confuse beliefs, particularly on sexual matters. Emphasize “unconditional love” “no judgement” and “everyone’s doing it.”

    6. Invitations to gatherings outside of the normal routine and locations.

    7. Emphasize how good life is, clearly identify the Other, begin to scapegoat those who are uninterested or opposed to the cult. Provide opportunities for prospective cult members to enjoy abusive words directed by cult authority figures towards the Other.

    There’s a few more steps but that’s essentially the procedure.

  35. OldProfK says:

    I recall that the senior pastor at St. Sabina, for what it’s worth, is the Rev. Michael Pfleger. Affiant saith naught further.

  36. Semper Gumby says:

    Fr. Michael Pfleger of Chicago has a Dec. 26, 2021 YouTube video: “Feast of the Holy Family – Unity Service” at the “Faith Community of Saint Sabina” channel. On the channel’s Playlist is a video categorized under “Lent 2021 – STAY WOKE!” along with other videos such as, “The Dangerous Church – Michael Pfleger at Howard University in 2011”, and Fr. Pfleger wearing a “DEMAND JUSTICE” t-shirt for the video, “We Demand a Moral Budget in the City of Chicago” (minimum of $100 million to hire social workers etc.).

    The Spirit of Chicago-based Saul Alinsky and Barack Obama is alive in Chicago. See EWTN’s Saul Alinsky documentary “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” and I hear there’s a sequel “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: The Gender Agenda.”

    Whatever is going on at the altars of Cupich and Pfleger, often accompanied by groovy music and other activities, resembles performance art or agit-prop theater more than Holy Mass.

    A separate yet related topic, here is a link to the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture exhibit at the World Expo in Dubai. Originally scheduled for 2020, the World Expo opened October 1, 2021 and closes in March. Of the 190 or so countries (also representing are 10 organizations, such as the Muslim World League and Organization of Islamic Cooperation) represented at Expo Dubai each has a “National Day” (“sensational displays for each Day at the Al-Wasl Plaza”). The Expo organizers apparently schedule these Days, the Holy See’s is March 19 (Feast of St. Joseph).

    Back to the Vatican link:

    “The Holy See Pavilion at EXPO Dubai”

    “”Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” is the general theme of the Universal Exhibition, Oct 1, 2021 – Mar 31, 2022.”

    “It is the first time the World Fair takes place in the Middle East and Africa. At the request of Pope Francis, this Dicastery has prepared the Holy See’s pavilion, which addresses issues of intercultural dialogue, human mobility and ecological sustainability.”

    There is also a link to an image gallery on this page.

    The Holy See Pavilion page at Expo Dubai:

    The Pontifical Council for Culture’s Oct. 1, 2021 Expo Dubai press release contains no mentions of God or Jesus Christ. It states that the Vatican’s copy of the 2019 Abu Dhabi “Declaration on Human Fraternity” is exhibited at the Holy See’s Pavilion. The press release refers to “Pope Francis” twice. The theme of the “Holy See’s Pavilion” is “Deepening the Connection”…”an encounter between aesthetics, science and faith under the banner of fraternity and intercultural and interreligious dialogue” in the context of two historical encounters: St. Francis and Sultan Kamil in the 13th century, and “Pope Francis and the Imam of Al-Azhar in 2019.”

    For accurate information and a book recommendation correcting recent Vatican distortions of the 13th century encounter between St. Francis and the Sultan:

  37. Semper Gumby says:

    The Oct. 1, 2021 Pontifical Council Expo press release refers to “the display [at the Expo] of the precious edition of the [2019] Abu Dhabi Declaration on Human Fraternity, edited by the LEV.” The word “precious” refers to an original document with signatures, ribbons, etc. (“precious” obviously implies a certain regard or respect for the document, however, interpreting “precious” as a Gollum-like obsession for a material object, even with the atmosphere inside the present-day Vatican, may be straining credulity).

    The reference “…digital version of the Tower of Winds made by NTT Data…” is detailed here:

    “The Gregorian Tower was built by Pope Gregory XIII in the 16th century for the purpose of astronomical research and calendar reform.”
    “As a concrete initiative, we successfully digitized the historical Gregorian Tower by scanning it in 3D format. This is the first 3D scanning and digitization of a building as a digital archive project with the Vatican Library.”

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