Pray for the late Bp. Remi De Roo, Emeritus of Victoria, BC.   He was 97. (Blast from the Past VIDEO)

In your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of the late Bp. Remi De Roo, Emeritus of Victoria, BC.   He was 97.  Story HERE

This fellow was a committed modernist and has need of our prayers.

You will perhaps remember him from this video is from the May 2008 Call To Action meeting in San Jose, CA.


It is amazing to imagine, but this sort of thing is STILL going on in some places.

BUT… the TLM has to go.

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  1. Liz says:

    Weep. That’s horrifying!

    I will say prayers for his soul.

  2. CasaSanBruno says:

    Given the median age of the people in that 2008 video, clearly His Excellency isn’t the only one in that horrid video who is no longer with us. Requiescant in pace.

  3. Gaetano says:

    It makes me wonder what Heaven must be like for people whose liturgical vision is so pedestrian and congregation-focussed that there is little room for the Divine transcendent.

  4. APX says:

    That video has traumatized me. Every time I hear the hymn tune Nettleton, that video replays in my mind.

    This is sad and unfortunate for a Bishop to fall into such error. I will offer tonight’s rosary for him.

  5. InFormationDiakonia says:

    Utter rubbish as my UK friends always say. I would say it is hard to believe that went on, but it is not. I will pray for him.

    I often wonder what provokes a prelate, priest, or deacon to veer off the rails so much.

  6. Macarius says:

    The puppet looks like some sort of ghoul.

  7. Josephus Muris Saliensis says:

    “Remy the Red”. That was his nick-name. I had a Canadian priest friend who came to London and told us about him, 40 years ago. He was a laughing-stock then, and one assumed he was long dead.

    Good he was not, so we can pray for him now. Poor silly man. Perhaps like so many of his kind he didn’t believe in prayer for the dead. Well, he does now. Orate pro illo. Requiescat in pace.

  8. calgarian says:

    Oh, dear Crux… I know, nihil nisi bonum and all that, but to simply drop into the bottomless Memory Hole his bankrupting the Diocese of Victoria by investing all of its reserves into a shady Seattle racetrack development… Does this constitute a mark against Crux as an independent news source?

  9. Padre Pio Devotee says:

    Sacred Heart of Jesus, Model of the Priestly Heart, have mercy through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Most Chaste Heart of St. Joseph, Patron of the Dying. Amen.

  10. jaykay says:

    God rest his soul. He was ordained Priest in 1950, and consecrated Bishop in October 1962. Much to think about, there. R.I.P.

  11. Kathie says:

    I cannot pray for him, dear Father. He did so much damage to the Catholic Church in Canada.

    [I hope that some day you will.]

  12. DBuote says:

    I remember this video going around when I was in the seminary.. never realized it was +De Roo. Was there ever an explanation given for the puppets?

    Could we do a follow up where are they now video for the other members of the liturgical cast?

    Requiescat in pace.

  13. James C says:

    I’m no donatist, but after watching that video during which De Roo gives the final blessing thus:

    “Let us bless ourselves in the name of the Creator, the Redeemer and the Sanctifier”

    and in light of yet more horrifying news of invalid baptisms, it seems wise to be careful receiving sacraments from modernist clergy who do not have the Faith.

    There is a schism in the Church. It’s been papered over institutionally, but the present pontificate is finally peeling off the paper.

  14. oledocfarmer says:

    Was that the dancer’s joints creaking?

  15. oledocfarmer says:

    And the dance…..I THINK the formal interpretation of that display was something along the lines of “No Tickee No Laundry.”

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  17. Catingub says:

    It’s interesting to ponder the resulting differences between the Archdiocese of Vancouver and the Diocese of Victoria after Vatican II. Between Johnson (64-69) and Carney (69-90) in Vancouver and de Roo (62-99) in Victoria, the contrasting liturgical styles (and overall friendliness to tradition) are evident today. Requiescant in pace.

  18. Unwilling says:

    You had to be there… to appreciate how horrifying and in-your-face that stuff was. What heartache it caused us.
    He was confused. When I (un-baptized) was first introduced to him, coached on protocol I knelt to kiss the ring, he mumbled refusal and pulled me up. A year or so later, he confirmed me with a gentle blow of the gloved hand. And a few years after that, hearing that I had found a plastic-bound Latin copy of Augustine’s De catechizandis rudibus with his name in it, he asked it be returned to him as he had found it valuable in the past.

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