Cutting of pastor's role called 'vindictive'

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For 32 years, the Rev. Robert E. Mason celebrated a children's Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa Park that attracted a loyal following among some families at the ultraconservative parish. Full Story

Since: Jul 10

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#8750 Jan 9, 2013
Frank,
It was the reason that my wife and I had walked out on his mass.
I am sorry if what I am going to say offends anyone, but Msgr can easily stop this madness. He is the pastor, and all look up to him for guidance, and for him to shepherd the flock. The flock will go where the Shepherd leads them. I have observed people that have let their children lead their lives without them correcting them, or setting an example for their children to follow.
One family has two woman that had children out of wedlock, and the third just had a miscarriage. One of the woman will not even stop playing a game while their child is crying for an hour,and pulling at his ear,indicating he may have an ear infection. She is going to classes forced on her by the state who is supporting her, to learn how to be a good mother. Good luck with that, as her own mother didn't correct that woman or set a good example while that young woman was going up. All three woman are collecting food stamps,and one is receiving free college.
I know we can show example, and correct children, and some will go their own way and get burned, but if they did this after you corrected them, and guided, and set the example, then you have done all that you can do. Tough love is just that. Msgr did that when his sister was going to get an abortion. Then why isn't he doing that for Anthony, or for the Parish???? If you do not keep the sheep in the flock, then they will wonder away and get eaten up by the wolves, which is happening to many parishes today. As I always say, the fish stink from the Head down. The church is in the state it is in because our leaders have fallen down on the job. They forget that their first job is save souls, teach and guide, and yes, lay down their lives for their sheep. Pretty radical ideas eh? Our leaders have gotten too soft, they would rather have general confession, and then the people going to mass all receive the host. Think not? This is happening in Enfield, Connecticut. Why don't they just change the name of he church to the Enfield Episcopalian church, or the Enfield Lutherin church,
or the 1st Baptist church of Enfield? Why call it a Roman Catholic Church? What can they expect from their congregation and the young people growing up in that congregation?
IS THIS WHAT PETER TAUGHT???? Those parishioners that attend those churches are neither fish nor fowl,and do not know what they are. GOD have mercy on them!
Dominus Vobiscum

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#8751 Jan 9, 2013
Today bring to Me the Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of Little Children,

and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence.

Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart." Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy and they are the heavenly Father's favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls, and upon little children who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena ....
Frank

Long Beach, NY

#8752 Jan 10, 2013
Bruser wrote:
Frank,
It was the reason that my wife and I had walked out on his mass.
I am sorry if what I am going to say offends anyone, but Msgr can easily stop this madness. He is the pastor, and all look up to him for guidance, and for him to shepherd the flock. The flock will go where the Shepherd leads them. I have observed people that have let their children lead their lives without them correcting them, or setting an example for their children to follow.
One family has two woman that had children out of wedlock, and the third just had a miscarriage. One of the woman will not even stop playing a game while their child is crying for an hour,and pulling at his ear,indicating he may have an ear infection. She is going to classes forced on her by the state who is supporting her, to learn how to be a good mother. Good luck with that, as her own mother didn't correct that woman or set a good example while that young woman was going up. All three woman are collecting food stamps,and one is receiving free college.
I know we can show example, and correct children, and some will go their own way and get burned, but if they did this after you corrected them, and guided, and set the example, then you have done all that you can do. Tough love is just that. Msgr did that when his sister was going to get an abortion. Then why isn't he doing that for Anthony, or for the Parish???? If you do not keep the sheep in the flock, then they will wonder away and get eaten up by the wolves, which is happening to many parishes today. As I always say, the fish stink from the Head down. The church is in the state it is in because our leaders have fallen down on the job. They forget that their first job is save souls, teach and guide, and yes, lay down their lives for their sheep. Pretty radical ideas eh? Our leaders have gotten too soft, they would rather have general confession, and then the people going to mass all receive the host. Think not? This is happening in Enfield, Connecticut. Why don't they just change the name of he church to the Enfield Episcopalian church, or the Enfield Lutherin church,
or the 1st Baptist church of Enfield? Why call it a Roman Catholic Church? What can they expect from their congregation and the young people growing up in that congregation?
IS THIS WHAT PETER TAUGHT???? Those parishioners that attend those churches are neither fish nor fowl,and do not know what they are. GOD have mercy on them!
Dominus Vobiscum
it's a lax society that doesn't care. They'll accept anything that makes them "feel good". Unfortunately, the church has lost it's moral authority no one truly challenges the situation I attended mass at St. Agnes on Christmas and heard the Bishop scold our country and lecture the folks on the "ills" of our nations' "stance on our policy's around the world" that is causing chaos in the Mid East. I guess it's all forgotten about 9-11?? Murphy is the biggest hypocrite the church has ever seen! Pedophile pusher who lives like a King
Where is the outrage? SILENCE---

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#8754 Jan 10, 2013
Frank wrote:
<quoted text> it's a lax society that doesn't care. They'll accept anything that makes them "feel good". Unfortunately, the church has lost it's moral authority no one truly challenges the situation I attended mass at St. Agnes on Christmas and heard the Bishop scold our country and lecture the folks on the "ills" of our nations' "stance on our policy's around the world" that is causing chaos in the Mid East. I guess it's all forgotten about 9-11?? Murphy is the biggest hypocrite the church has ever seen! Pedophile pusher who lives like a King
Where is the outrage? SILENCE---
Unfortunately Frank, we are the MINORITY,who truly love our Church and TRUTH! All of the rest are the silent lambs, going to slaughter and think they are going to a party. Time was when "hand-outs" were shunned there was pride in our country. Just like what I had posted, the media has taken pride, and true love away.
They continually show violence, and sex daily on TV, and in just about every movie, that the young people grow up believing everyone is doing that, and they don't want to be different. Well in case the world doesn't know it, those that are different today are the LEADERS of truth. They started taking the USA apart brick by brick years ago,and now are taking apart walls and buildings.
The foundations of our religion, and the foundations of the USA are going to be taken apart, along with the family unit. Obama has already stated that he will "take care of you from birth to death"
and pay for it by stealing money from those that have worked and sacrificed for it. The same is true for Bishop Murphy and the rest of the USCCB, starting with Cardinal Dolan, who gives communion to Christine Quinn, a married Lesbian slated to be the next Mayor of New York. Who do our religious leaders follow? They ignore the Pope, and decide their own rules, and lead the sheep a-stray with no guidance but a "Do as I say,not as I do" attitude.
Yes they are living large, while the Catholic Church if emptying out, and say "we have excess money because we are closing down our Catholic Schools to save the Church money. What about their main job of Saving Souls? Can we change this? A Big Fat NO! We can but do what our spirit and conscience tells us, and pray that we are following Jesus,not the Apostasy that is running rampant through the Catholic Church.
Dominus Vobsicum Frank
Frank

Long Beach, NY

#8756 Jan 12, 2013
Another succinct and true post Bruser. We must continue to pray diligently to Our Lady to protect and defend our failing nation against the scourge of socialism that is growing at a fast pace in our society

Now we have legalized drugs. Another bad decision that will come to a disaster for our nation. "Gay marriage?" An oxymoron--more than half the nation on gov welfare.

The selfishness of our fellow Americans will reek untold chaos on our kids and grandkids to come .

All in the name of "feeling gooood "

Disgusting and pathetic.

We will not live long enough to get back to the greatest nation on god's green earth--

Our church is in shambles with a corrupt leadership. We on Long Island are powerless. I do. It respect Murphy and his "boys in the band" if you know what I mean
Frank

Long Beach, NY

#8757 Jan 12, 2013
Correction:. I do Not respect Murphy...!

(iPad changes text -sorry)
Frank

Long Beach, NY

#8758 Jan 12, 2013
GodBless wrote:
I'll leave off this this article.
http://www.crisismagazine.com/2012/what-the-r...
Arch Bishop Charles Chaput is such a great writer and puts his ideas together in a way that seems to get his point across and be effective with out being overly offensive. Just Catholic.
i must read this article. Terrific! The capuchins are a wonderful example of living the simple life in god"s grace
They are real "people priests" true to their vocation
Bruser

Massapequa, NY

#8759 Jan 12, 2013
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>i must read this article. Terrific! The capuchins are a wonderful example of living the simple life in god"s grace
They are real "people priests" true to their vocation
You are so right Frank, many people I have contact with have praised his speeches and homilies. Enjoy
Dominus Vobiscum
Frank

Long Beach, NY

#8761 Jan 12, 2013
Lou,

I hope your son did ok on Friday with the heavy workload he had. It must be so draining having to be stuck in that booth all day long with only small breaks.

Sorry to hear that he only had a few seconds with his buddy on the train
Maybe they can get together in the near future and make up for lost time?

It must have been a big disappointment for him..
Bruser

Massapequa, NY

#8763 Jan 13, 2013
Today bring to Me all Devout and Faithful Souls,

and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were a drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness."

Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your graces in great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We beg this grace of You by that most wondrous love for the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, grant them Your blessing and surround them with Your constant protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lose the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for endless ages. Amen.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....
Bruser

Massapequa, NY

#8764 Jan 13, 2013
Are you really Catholic or just partially?

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Bruser

Massapequa, NY

#8765 Jan 13, 2013

Since: Jul 10

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#8766 Jan 14, 2013
Today bring to Me those who do not believe in God and those who do not know Me,

I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy."

Most compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who do not believe in God and of those who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who do not believe in You, and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

*Our Lord's original words here were "the pagans."

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....
happy

Alexandria, VA

#8767 Jan 15, 2013
Father Mason will again be allowed to say the Traditional Latin mass at our lady of lourdes in massapequa park statring in early February 2013 (thank you blessed mother for answering our prayers)
Frank

Long Beach, NY

#8768 Jan 15, 2013
From The Daily Mail:
Mother who decided not to abort disabled baby after seeing his smile in a 3D scan tells how she cuddled him with joy for his precious few hours of life

A mother was unable to abort her severely disabled son despite doctors’ warnings after seeing her baby’s smile in a 3D scan picture.
Katyia Rowe was told her baby’s brain had not formed properly and that he would never walk or talk and would need 24-hour care.
But after seeing real-time moving scans of him smiling, blowing bubbles, kicking and waving his arms she made the heartbreaking decision to go through with the birth.
Tragically Lucian, as she named him, died nine hours after he was born.
Despite the ordeal, Ms Rowe said she had no regrets going through with the birth as she was able to cuddle her baby son.
Katyia, 26, a training administrator, said:‘We were devastated to be told our son’s brain abnormalities were so severe they were life limiting we should consider a termination.
Lou Gia

Bronx, NY

#8769 Jan 15, 2013
Frank wrote:
Lou,
I hope your son did ok on Friday with the heavy workload he had. It must be so draining having to be stuck in that booth all day long with only small breaks.
Sorry to hear that he only had a few seconds with his buddy on the train
Maybe they can get together in the near future and make up for lost time?
It must have been a big disappointment for him..
Thanks Frank. Yea it wasn't easy that day for my son. He was exhausted. And I know he's hoping to get together with his buddy, very soon.
Lou Gia

Bronx, NY

#8770 Jan 15, 2013
Frank wrote:
From The Daily Mail:
Mother who decided not to abort disabled baby after seeing his smile in a 3D scan tells how she cuddled him with joy for his precious few hours of life
A mother was unable to abort her severely disabled son despite doctors’ warnings after seeing her baby’s smile in a 3D scan picture.
Katyia Rowe was told her baby’s brain had not formed properly and that he would never walk or talk and would need 24-hour care.
But after seeing real-time moving scans of him smiling, blowing bubbles, kicking and waving his arms she made the heartbreaking decision to go through with the birth.
Tragically Lucian, as she named him, died nine hours after he was born.
Despite the ordeal, Ms Rowe said she had no regrets going through with the birth as she was able to cuddle her baby son.
Katyia, 26, a training administrator, said:‘We were devastated to be told our son’s brain abnormalities were so severe they were life limiting we should consider a termination.
What would Anthony the EM say about this?? That the woman should have aborted her baby? And what does Anthony think when Msgr. Jim says like he did at mass last week, how he was arrested for protesting against abortion? Anthony the EM would never have the nerve to tell Msgr. Jim his true feelings, I don't mean his true man crush feelings, but how he believes killing babies is a right women should have.

Since: Jul 10

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#8771 Jan 15, 2013
Today bring to Me the Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church*,

and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion."

Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son's Church, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.

*Our Lord's original words here were "heretics and schismatics,"

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena....

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#8772 Jan 15, 2013
happy wrote:
Father Mason will again be allowed to say the Traditional Latin mass at our lady of lourdes in massapequa park statring in early February 2013 (thank you blessed mother for answering our prayers)
Praise Almighty GOD, true reverence and respect will be returning to the mass at OLLMP.
Dominus vobiscum

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#8773 Jan 15, 2013
happy wrote:
Father Mason will again be allowed to say the Traditional Latin mass at our lady of lourdes in massapequa park statring in early February 2013 (thank you blessed mother for answering our prayers)
Keep praying as I do every night that Fr Mason will be healed healthier than he has been in decades, and for him to live a Healthy,
happy, Holy Spirit filled, very long life.

If this happens, then I will have to apologize to Msgr, as I did not expect to ever see the Latin mass return at OLLMP

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