Exceptionally cringeworthy Fr. Jackass and his final “rock on” guitar blessing. (NB: CHICAGO…. CUPICH….) – UPDATE

UPDATE: 22 Feb 2022

It’s a good thing some of those videos were downloaded first.  And I imagine that some folks in Chicagoland will drop in from time to time, with their phone cameras, just to enjoy the show.

Originally Published on 20 Feb ’22


BUT… the TLM has to be suppressed.    Because!


This abomination is the last few minutes of THIS.



Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness, IL in the Archdiocese of Chicago.


This is IN the Archdiocese of Chicago where the PEOPLE who want the TLM are being brutally and cruelly marginalized by Archbp. Cupich.

In Chicago, this is OKAY.  The TLM?  Suppress.

Their YouTube channel HERE

What else are they doing and saying there?


If you thought that this was a one off… this is is CHICAGO….

21 Feb 2022:

As if that wasn’t “gay” enough, there’s this page: HERE

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again…

… a lot of motivation of the attack on Traditional sacred worship (really, on the people who want it) is not so much about liturgy, it is about something else.  The real goal is non-celibate (non-continent) homosexual clergy.   The TLM and what it teaches and those who want it stand in the way of that goal.    The TLM might have adherents who are also sinners, but they don’t say that what is sinful is good.  That’s part of the hatred of the left for the TLM and the traditional teaching of the Church against sodomy.

Therefore, they attack. People are pushed to the peripheries.   The worse the attacks are, the more eager and impatient they are getting to grab that brass ring.

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  1. ThomasJ says:

    Any recent convert upon experiencing this would say to themself: “This is why I left my former denomination!” And that is why the Tridentine Mass will surely become more prevalent.

  2. Gaetano says:

    You need a cringe warning for content like this.

  3. ArthurH says:


  4. redneckpride4ever says:

    No comment.

  5. jflare29 says:

    Uhhh…huhhh. You know, I get the idea, but….playing a cute song for blessing would’ve been bad enough. Instead, he holds the guitar like he ought hold a monstrance with the Eucharist. He uses the guitar in a ritual gesture, making a symbol most properly associated with Benediction and Adoration. …All the while, holding the guitar essentially upside down. Maybe he had the best intent but, …that comes very close to straight out blasphemy.

  6. mweidlick says:

    Just when you thought you’d seen it all…

  7. Geoffrey says:

    “Maybe he had the best intent but, …that comes very close to straight out blasphemy.”

    My thoughts exactly.

  8. Theodore says:

    Kyrie eleison.

  9. Public Savant says:

    I thought he was going to do an El Kabong with the guitar. As for the guy dressed for the beach … I can assure you there is no such thing as an Irish fishnet sweater. What Fr wears in the privacy of his own rectory though is entirely up to him. I don’t care.

  10. Cornelius says:

    It’s a different religion . . .

  11. Maximillian says:


    Now I’ve heard it all!

  12. Fr. Reader says:

    Second video.
    *A sacramental is a physical item that somehow for you contains the DNA of God.” :)

  13. Andreas says:

    Upon viewing these videos, a quote of Duncan comes to mind: “Confusion now hath made his masterpiece. Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope The Lord’s anointed temple, and stole thence The life o’ th’ building!” (Macbeth, Act II, Scene 3, referencing the murder of a king but equally appropriate to the vulgarization of liturgical form and practice).

  14. Lurker 59 says:

    Two Points

    1. I am sure somewhere someplace there is an egregious TLM being sung. Can anyone find it on YouTube? (sarc). For all the whining and complaining about the “bad old days pre VII” I have never heard of any descriptions that come close to what is regular, frequent, and commonplace in the NO.

    2. Man owes God true worship out of justice. If you are someone who is in a position that leads people in worship, and you go out of your way to prevent those who are in your charge from giving God what they owe in justice, I would not want to be in your shoes. Have you read the scriptures? In both the OT and NT, the harshest things are said about those who go out of their way to not give God what is owed to Him in justice.

  15. Not says:

    Arthur H., You took the words right out of my mouth.

  16. rtjleblanc says:

    The first video was an abomination. As for the second video, although I am not on board with some of the comments made, either in content or in spirit, or with the music, I am not necessarily offended by the this – as long as this was NOT part of a liturgy. To be sure, it would have been better had this taken place in the parish hall or classroom rather than in the church itself, but as long as it was not part of an actual lituryg (Mass or otherwise), I would be OK with it. I suppose that the presence of a band suggests that it might have been part of a litrurgy, but it seems more likely that it was part of some non-liturgical prayer meeting. Having said that, this would not be a church at which I would be long in attendance.

  17. Iacobus Mil says:

    Oh my . . . You can’t unsee this stuff. I’m starting a prayer chain, with the intention that the current pontiff take the Benedict Option (that is, the Benedict XVI option) and resign immediately. We can pray the same intention for the cardinal archbishop of Chicago.

  18. sjoseph371 says:

    Please tell me these are from the Babylon Bee or I’ve slept all the way through to April 1st – especially the multi colored thing at the end.

  19. rtjleblanc says:

    Revising my comment on the second video. Having now listened to the content, I am horrified.

    And it’s the Latin Mass that is the problem? I think not.

  20. donato2 says:

    Where is this place? If it is a church, its decor is nearly as scandalous as the priest’s conduct. It is also a very clear example of how imbued with meaning a church’s appearance is. What is ugly on the inside is also ugly on the outside.

  21. mysticalrose says:

    Ok, WTF? We worship guitars now?! Outright blasphemy.

  22. misanthrope says:

    Absolute abomination.

    Nail the guitar to a cross and call it a day.

  23. missalecta says:

    What grieves me the most is that there are are obviously people in that parish who take all of this stuff hook, line, and sinker. Surely, there are lonely people who found friendship with in one of the billion “ministries” or a place in the praise band. People who are really broken and needy who found the universally affirming vibes here attractive. This parish is founded on good intentions, terminal, toxic good intentions.These poor unformed souls are led to believe that this fundamentally secularist experience is the Catholic Faith. They will progressively be made to reject true Catholicism by the changing of their religious instincts through repeated exposure (if they ever really encounter it). They will come to believe in a christ who affirms, but does not require repentance, a god who is “good”, but not holy. The spirit of the Antichrist is at play here. It makes me sick that sheep wander in here only to risk being gobbled up. I, a millennial, grew up in a parish like this about an hour away. None of my peers still believe or practice from the graduating class of my Catholic grade school or the parish youth group, all the youth left for the world from my home parish leaving only aging generations with a secularized Christianity. I thank God that His providence brought me to faithful priests and the authentic tradition. I could easily have been in this situation or apostatized like so many I know. For all this priest’s foolishness and blasphemy, I grieve most for the people who are not equipped for salvation. “How long, O Lord, how long?”Christ, have mercy on us.

    “…the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary! Thy foes have roared in the midst of thy holy place; they set up their own signs for signs.”

  24. iamlucky13 says:

    “In common with Benedict XVI, I deplore the fact that ‘in many places the prescriptions of the new Missal are not observed in celebration, but indeed come to be interpreted as an authorization for or even a requirement of creativity, which leads to almost unbearable distortions’.” ~ Pope Francis, Letter Accompanying Traditiones Custodes

    I can’t help but to continue observing that any bishop who believes Traditiones Custodes must be enforced diligently, should not neglect that the author himself clarified the overall intent is to celebrate Mass according to the new Missal with “fidelity and decorum.”

    A couple specific observations from viewing a few segments of the full video of the Mass above:

    – The priest “fixed” (no doubt in his mind) many of the mistakes the Church made in writing and translating the Eucharistic Prayers. “Pro multis” was just one of numerous examples (however, I was relieved that at least he did not change the Words of Institution).

    – A lay person gave the sermon. Actually, two lay persons if you count the inclusion of a video of a Bruce Springsteen concert as part of the sermon.

    – A glass chalice was used for the Precious Blood.

    These are not merely elements of “creativity.” These are exactly the sorts of distortions the Church has already evaluated and disallowed. The open disobedience to Pope Francis in this manner is not exactly shocking, but it certainly is tiresome.

  25. Ave Maria says:

    “gay Masses”? Such sacrilege and blasphemy! Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered; let those that hate Him flee from before His Face. (Ps 68) I notice the ‘church’ (entertainment hall) is not packed, thank God. No children of course.

  26. Cafea Fruor says:

    Look at that: a mostly empty church. Shocker.

  27. kurtmasur says:

    Jflare29: “Instead, he holds the guitar like he ought hold a monstrance with the Eucharist. He uses the guitar in a ritual gesture, making a symbol most properly associated with Benediction and Adoration. …All the while, holding the guitar essentially upside down.”

    And that, boys and girls, shows what happens when you have catholic clergy who do not believe in the Catholic faith, starting with the real presence.

    But that’s ok! The above videos are yet another reminder for why TC, its dubious “dubia”, and any other similar document coming our way in the future should be resisted to the fullest! It is not only ok to resist it, it is our duty! In fact, I would even argue that it would be a sin of omission to obey the stipulations set forth in TC et al. for doing so would mean that we stop evangelizing through the TLM. Because let’s face it, the mere fact that the TLM has attracted so many (young) faithful and clergy alike and has fostered so many new vocations is but a testament of its power to evangelize. You stop the TLM, you stop evangelizing.

  28. jflare29 says:

    I haven’t watched the entirety linked Mass; yet I got the general gist.
    Two words: Bad Formation
    Sadly enough, this reminds me lots of when my high school used “Will the Circle
    Be Unbroken” to close All School Mass once. I loved it; my thrill was dashed when I returned to Band class; one of our (best-skilled) flutists criticized the idiocy of having used a country-gospel tune for a closing song. I have heard of clown Mass, polka Mass, and the like; this would be country/rock Mass.
    I had hoped that the priest would at least admit to the video clip having been staged; sadly he assumed that the guest guitarist “just happened” to have a guitar pick. Almost like assuming that Christ had idea where he was going or doing. Assuming everything spontaneous.
    After the “homily” they left the guitar there, as if we should be paying attention to it. ..They only used it for the parody of blessing. It’s tough to tell whether he intended people to adore the guitar, music, or Bruce Springsteen, yet he can’t have meant to adore or be blessed by Christ.
    If we want to know why people leave faith, ..here’s a good start to an explanation. Those who aren’t Bruce Springsteen fans or don’t like country/rock music won’t go. Those who appreciate the Eucharist for itself…probably won’t either.
    It’s time to stop patronizing people

  29. Mojoron says:

    I’m speechless and troubled.

  30. JT60 says:

    I really cannot believe this is happening all over again.

  31. idelsan says:

    English is not my first language and I did not know the meaning of the word “cringe”. After watching the videos I have no need to look it up in the dictionary!

  32. JillMary says:

    The person who gave the homilies for the Rock and Roll Mass and the baptism/swimsuit mass is a LAY person. He is on staff as a some sort of adult formation person at a different parish. He should not even be giving the homily as a lay person, let alone with his horrible content. When father “blessed” the congregation with the guitar, he was following the theme of the homily presented by the layperson homilist. It is even worse than it appears.

  33. Concerned_Catholic says:

    Perhaps I am only a simple and naïve man, but why do these people not leave the Catholic Church if they do not want to be Catholics?

    There are other options for them to explore as outlets for their behaviour. I watched, with a sad heart, that lady read the lection from Jeremiah. She seems to me to be a frustrated actress. Perhaps she could join an amateur dramatic society.

    I do not want them to leave the Church but I do wish they would be more faithful Catholics and to remember that worship is about God, not us.

    I intend to pray a Rosary novena for that Chicago parish. I very much believe in the power of prayer. God willing they may turn themselves around.

  34. Brian64 says:

    Looking at the building itself and the “sanctuary”, it would be hard for anything that is not cringeworthy to happen there. It is almost theater-in-the-round (which I have seen). There is a crucifix, but it is certainly not central (to the sanctuary, the altar, or their beliefs). A church is supposed to be God’s house, where He is shown the respect He deserves. Shear curtains with cheap string lights in place of an actual altarpiece or reredos? Cheap ceramic tile in place of marble or granite or even travertine? A wooden table in place of an altar? And what is on that table? Cheap glass bowls – probably purchased at the local LGBT-friendly Target? (Those vessels contain the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ!) Some oddly-shaped hurricane lamps in place of sacred (and blessed) candles? And was that pita bread in place of the Holy Eucharist? (When I am close enough at Mass to see the embossed Lamb of God on the Host it brings tears to my eyes. This “mass” elicited an entirely different reaction!)

    I watched portions of three videos and noted that the place is nearly empty. Most in attendance are my age or older (60+). From what I saw, it looked like the Sunday 9 AM Mass – which one would think would be the most well attended. That says a lot. I pray this soon dies out.

    That’s it from me. I will not even comment on the actions of the priest or the lay people “participating” in this catastrophe, except to note that one Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion seemed to be blessing those too young to receive. Scandalous! I’m sure that most of them mean well and have no idea how far they have strayed, but the priest (despite his formation) and the local bishop should know better.

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  36. dcnb says:

    The church removed (or made private) all the videos on the YouTube channel.

    I figured they’d be proud to share. Because pride.

  37. It’s a good thing some of us downloaded them first.


  38. redneckpride4ever says:

    @Fr. Z.

    Did you get the “baptism” video that had them wearing snorkeling gear?

    I kid you not my 9 year old actually said “At least the priest at our Church dressed appropriately”.

  39. mcdil44 says:

    Everyone thinks he/she is a comedian…or something? A lot of other people like to say, ‘God has a sense of humor’. I doubt He’s laughing.

  40. OssaSola says:

    “Oh sure. It’s all fun and games until somebody loses a soul…”

  41. InFormationDiakonia says:

    I would so want to shout at the top of my lungs “Say the black and do the red” to this priest as he is doing his blessing. However, I have a sense of decorum and awe while at Mass so I wouldn’t do it.

    But you can bet I sure would as he is outside “receiving” everyone!

    And if I was one of his deacons? Well, two things, I don’t think he has any and if I were his deacon, I’d request a transfer from the Archbishop. Oh wait, I wouldn’t get it because it is Cupich…. How stupid of me to even think of it!

    Thanks be to God that the parish I will be assigned to (Lord willing) is a good one!

  42. As a Catholic guitar player since my single-digit youth, I just want to say: Ick! What is it with this guy? I also want to say, “Don’t worry” because the whole thing is invalid. He’s using a mid-size cut-away acoustic where the GIRM clearly states that the celebrant is to use a dreadnought guitar for visibility. On a serious note, it would be nice if we Catholics could enjoy music about our faith outside of liturgy and leave poor liturgy alone. And I say that as someone guilty of having attempted to turn the score of Godspell into a de facto hymnal in my youth. Mea culpa! If you want hear the kind of music I’m talking about, please visit me at: https://soundcloud.com/jamestheleast (there’s nothing for sale there, just stuff for listening, cringing at, et cetera).

  43. mlmc says:

    To no one’s surprise it is much worse than just these videos-the National Catholic Register (no relationship to the National catholic Reporter-aka fish warp) has a very disturbing article about other shenanigans there:

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