Friday, August 07, 2015

Archdiocese of Toronto wins

You know how I'm always saying that Novusordoism isn't Catholicism? How it's actually a completely different religion with some Catholic-looking stuff tacked on for legitimacy?

Well, the Archdiocese of Toronto gets the O's P Making-My-Point-For-Me prize of the month by coming right out and openly joining the new paganism.

Singing to "Gaia, calling us home," (at 27:33) the Earth Goddess, whom Pope Francis (if we can still call him that) referred to several times in his encyclical as "mother earth". (H/T to Mike Matt at Remnant TV)

Is Nature the focus of your deepest spiritual feelings? Are you looking for a spirituality or religion that focuses on Nature, on saving the Earth, on preserving its habitats and species?

World Pantheism is probably the most clearly earth-focussed of spiritual/religious organizations. Nature is the very heart of our spirituality, which is close to Deep Ecology, Gaia theory, Nature religion, or basic and direct Nature Worship. The simplest way to sum it up is in Michael Gorbachev's phrase "Nature is my god."

Yes, they mean that Mikhail Gorbachev: "I believe in the cosmos. All of us are linked to the cosmos. Look at the sun. If there is no sun, then we cannot exist. So nature is my god. To me, nature is sacred. Trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals."

Nature worship: you spell it "A.P.O.S.T.A.S.Y."

Want to know why I kind of gave up writing Catholic news? It's because I was finally forced to admit that "activism" - stomping about the world doing things, writing things, organising things, protesting things, saying things - isn't what we need to be doing right now. It's gone way beyond that. Way.

There are some kinds that can only be cast out by prayer and fasting, right Jessica?



A Daughter of Mary said...

The poor priest! St. Francis would want to kiss his hands because he brings Our Lord to his parishioners, but I'm a little further back in the saintliness line - all I want to do is hit him with something really hard - to hurt him, I'm ashamed to say, as he hurts Our Lord.
To say nothing of the young woman (good voice too) singing such slush - she obviously has no idea what she is saying. It just sounds good, meaningful etc. etc.

Ferrara said...

The tableau of the three them standing there is like something out of the Simpsons.

Alphonsus Jr. said...

I couldn't agree more with your point about activism today. It's like screaming "Hit the brakes!" after a crash.

Jack said...

Barbara, the Lord Jesus since His Ascension and return to the right hand of His Father, can no longer be hurt.

Lynda said...

The Lord can be objectively offended. It's not about Our Lord feeling hurt.

JohnMcLain said...

Its amusing that those New Agers at the link you provided claim that the earth (the ark as they put it) is threatened as never before in history.

If I remember my secular humanist training in "science" class, the world has gone through cataclysms that affected the entire planet. Volcanoes altering the weather for years at a time causing huge drops in temperature and ruining crops, mini-ice ages, asteroids that have wiped out millions of species globally with their weather altering effects, solar storms, etc.

So far we're nowhere near that level of control over the "ark".

Anonymous said...

Lord, have mercy.

Anonymous said...

The hymn is terrifying: to Gaia? So soon after Laudato Si? It's as if the whole machinery of apostasy was tuned and ready for that miserable letter. You're right, the time now is for prayer, and only the Church Triumphant can move things away from this hideous precipice we're being stampeded toward like Gerasene swine.

Unknown said...

As Fr. “Smiley” began the celebration for the “16th Sunday in Ordinary Time,” the definition of “ordinary” came to mind: “adjective 1. of no special quality or interest; commonplace; unexceptional...” [] How apropos!

As Fr. Introduced the Protestant Psalm 23 (Psalm 22 in the Douay-Rheims), the lack of another Psalm came to mind: Psalm 42; the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar in the “Extraordinary” Rite (that Benedictine label brings to mind another Scripture: “...gnashing of teeth.” [St. Matthew 8:12]

One of the “highlights” of the celebration, was the reading from the Prophet Jeremiah (Jeremias in the Douay-Rheims): “Woe to the pastors, that destroy and tear the sheep of my pasture, saith the Lord. Therefore thus saith the Lord the God of Israel to the pastors that feed my people: You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold I will visit upon you for the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.

The indictment seems to have gone over the heads of the “pastors” of the novus religionis.

The video also reminded me of another, even worse:

Vox Cantoris said...

I wrote this up three weeks ago on Vox Cantoris, after which I wrote to the Chancellor. He indicated that he would work with the Producer, retired Msgr. Brad Massman to ensure that it "not happen again." believe it or not, the priest had no idea of the hymn and I know this for a fact. The music is taped separately and in a series and then edited in. Not only that, but under Father's alb is a sweater because as he said "it was a cold day." Of course, not the Sunday it was broadcast in July, but the day it was filmed. An abomination of the liturgical calendar. That is as much a problem as the hymn to a pagan goddess.

Anonymous said...

That hymn was written by a UU woman. How did it get into a Mass? Who deemed it worthy? I'm sure the priest didn't know, but there is a Music Director who probably stuffed it in, with the approbation of a "Liturgical Director" also.

Jessica Kidwell said...

I went off to the mountains for ONE WEEK and look what happened...

In all seriousness, there's an additional layer of wrongness about this, aside from blatant devil-worship/pantheism, and that's that if Gaia was actually calling us home, it would probably involve something akin to Numbers 26:10, or the Sarlacc Pit scene in Episode 6 of Star Wars.