Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Abomination in the Holy [Family Cathedral] Place

It’s spring and warm in Anchorage…time to do something about the homeless population that’s been freezing all winter. Not the homeless evicted by abortion from their first home in their mother’s womb, mind you.

So let’s have a meeting with the at-least-at-one-time Catholic, pro-abortion, democrat mayor of Anchorage (Marc Begich) who donated $25,000.00 to Planned Parenthood, and the other “church” leaders around town.

Where? Why in the sanctuary of Holy Family Cathedral, of course.

Now first we’ll have to move the altar out of its place of prominence, and instead set up two tables for the mayor and pastor Fr. Bramble, O.P. (and a for couple of parishoners while we’re at it). Let’s put up a giant screen where Archbishop Schwietz’ chair (cathedral) is so we can show a power point presentation and better yet pipe in live video feed from Channel 2 News while it reports on homelessness. (By the way, where was Archbishop Schwietz? Fr. Bramble said he would attend). Meanwhile the media can record interviews with the Mayor at the foot of the steps to the (displaced) altar.

And finally, one more thing. It is a rather secular event, after all, with lots of clapping and testimony and television, so we might as well remove the Blessed Sacrament from the tabernacle. That’s right, the day after Easter, Almighty God is evicted from his home so that pro-abortion leaders in the community, including other “churches,” can discuss the pressing problem of homelessness… priceless.

The Easter Candle was pushed off to the side.

The vigil candle was removed altogether.

Now if you want to pray in reparation in the (barricaded) Blessed Sacrament Chapel next to the place where the altar is supposed to be, where one would expect to find the Blessed Sacrament but Who has been evicted, be prepared for the pastor Father Bramble to give a heated threat to arrest anyone who dares to pray too loudly while the rest of the assembly laughs, claps, sings, listens to the Gospel and testifies into microphones when not listening to Channel 2 News reports piped in live over the church speakers.

And speaking of testimony, there was that awkward moment when one of the testifiers said she was uncomfortable meeting in a church, and “Whatever happened to separation of Church and State, anyway?” Whatever happened indeed.

Poor Mayor Marc seemed a little confused too, when he chided “everyone in this room.” You mean Church?

And after it’s all over, the pro-abortion Mayor walks away with a great photo opportunity in a Catholic Church, lots of media coverage and the apparent endorsement of the Catholic Church.

Those with homes went back to their homes. The few homeless who attended walked away still homeless.

Rest assured, Our Lord, Who was born homeless, and Who had “no place to lay His Head,” was eventually allowed to return home. It is the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, after all.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad this blog is up for all to see for themselves the pathetic "leadership" we have in our local church. Some how we must do something to stop the insanity. Recognising it is only the first step. God have mercy on us! By the way, they sure transformed that alter in a hurry...but still not as fast as it would take them to make it a suitable alter for the Latin mass.

Anonymous said...

Learn to spell altar, genius.

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Christ ate with tax collectors and healed sinners!

"What you do to the least of these, you do to me." It's Christ you are hurting when you are unwilling to work with sinners to help the homeless.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

This is an absolute outrage. Definately pray for their conversion.

Poor Jesus, banised outside his home :(

Maybe it's a good thing I didn't get the YM job in Alaska because there is no way I would have let this happen on Church grounds without stepping up to stop it.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anon who likes to eat (and blog) with sinners like me:

You make very good point about Jesus eating with sinners, but the problem here is that Jesus wasn’t actually there to chat with Marc Monday night. Jesus had been evicted from His own home.

And even if He were there, it’s not entirely clear what Jesus would have done. For example, Jesus did not have lunch with the money changers in the temple. He drove them out with a whip of cords.

No one is in favor of homelessness. The point is that if you’re going to do something about it, those evicted from their first home by abortion should probably be at the top of your list of priorities, and if they are, it’s probably not a good idea to invite as your star personality a guy who gave $25G to those who do the “evicting” of the unborn. It’s like inviting the KKK give a talk about racism.

But even those im-prudential judgments aside, AFACT is free to meet where it wants, when it wants, and with whom it wishes, unless the place is the sacred sanctuary of a Catholic Church, and the invited speaker is in favor of killing babies, and is (or at least at one time was) a catholic himself. That sacred place is where angels and a “cloud of witnesses” come to adore Our Lord. It’s not a place for live news broadcasts on a jumbo-tron, or shouts from the pews to “call your legislator.” It’s not a place to pat the pro-abort Mayor on the back like everything’s a-o.k.
If you have to move Our Lord, and replace the altar with T.V. cameras, microphones and conference tables, that should tell you something…like maybe you should be meeting somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

JH Cardinal Newman saw the beginnings of this kind of thing (Modernism): "What is the world's religion now? .... (It)is the religion natural to a civilized age, and well has Satan dressed and completed it into an idol of the Truth...Our manners are courteous; we avoid giving pain or offence...Religion is pleasant and includes no true fear of God, no fervent zeal for His honour, no deep hatred of sin, no horror at the sight of sinners, no indignation and compassion at the blasphemies of heretics...." JHN, pray for us! And thanks be to God for a new Truth Blog! Alleluia! Rejoice O Virgin Mary for your Son is truly Risen!

Anonymous said...

You people need to chill out a bit.