Not so long ago, during a Council far, far away from Catholic tradition…
It is a period of civil war. Rebel churchmen, striking from a hidden base, have won an unprecedented victory against the Empire of Christ. During the battle, Rebel bishops managed to squash preliminary schemata replete with the Empire’s ultimate weapon, tradition – the armor of God powerful enough to defend against every heresy.
Less-than-amused by the Empire’s sinister enemies, Prince Ottaviani races to halt the coming destruction, but the custodian of the Mass, Paul the Sith, proceeded with plans to corrupt the sacred liturgy…
[NOTE: Yes, I know, the “Empire” in these films is the bad guy, even though I’ve actually never seen any of them. At any rate…]
Though we strike back as best we can, we all know that the ever-adaptable Novus Ordo – the bastard rite that was forced upon the faithful by Paul the Sith – isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
How adaptable is it?
We got your Puppet Masses, your Clown Masses, your Barney the Dinosaur Masses; even your World Cup Soccer Masses. And now we have … the Star Wars Mass!
Perhaps you’ve already heard; it’s schedule to take place on Sunday, January 31st at 11:30 am at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church at 2055 East 69th St. in Brooklyn, NY 11234.
I understand that the parish is getting tired of receiving calls about this, so have at it: 718-763-5533
All indications are that the parish is forging ahead with its plans, in spite of the backlash. So…
We have a number of readers in the area. I wonder if any would be willing to don a neo-Catholic disguise and video the wretched thing.
If so, shoot me a message.
In the meantime, enjoy this embarrassing video of a priest (duly infected with the force of the Novus Ordo) as he views for the first time the trailer to the latest Star Wars film.
What a disaster…..its embarrassing. A star wars mass???? Who is the (clown) bishop in charge of this parish?
Did you say Paul the Sith or Paul the SICK??
From the diocesan fb page, check out this pathetic DEFENSE of this wickedness!
Allow me to provide some clarification as it pertains to what is being called the “Star Wars Mass”.
At the parish of St. Bernard, we celebrate the Family Mass every Sunday at 11:30AM. At this liturgy, the children of the parish are invited to processes in with the priest and sit in the sanctuary until the conclusion of the Homily, at which point they return to their parents in the pews for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. At the Family Mass, different scenes taken from the popular culture and the daily experience of the children are used to assist the celebrant relay the message of that week’s Gospel to the children. The Family Mass is occasionally followed with, upon the conclusion of Mass, a social for the families held in the school auditorium or in the parish garden. Examples of such Family Masses include All Saints Day when the children dress in the costume of their favorite saint, Pumpkin Patch Sunday, Ice Cream Sundae Sunday, the Backpack Blessing Sunday which is held the week school begins, Monthly Class Mass, and others which are held for our children and families throughout the year.
In the instance of Star Wars, this is a very popular film series among children and their parents. The intention of this Mass is to be a way to enhance the children’s understanding of the difference between good and evil and the ultimate triumph of good over evil. The children were invited to dress in costumes of characters from Star Wars and participate in the same way they normally do at each Family Mass. Upon the conclusion of the Mass, refreshments will be provided for the families in the school auditorium, along with appearances by some of the characters from the movie in the auditorium.
At St. Bernard Parish, we are always looking for ways to engage our young people and instruct them in the ways of our Catholic faith and tradition.
One of the problems I see with the Star Wars imaginary culture is that it seems to promote a certain dualism. It teaches that there is one “force” and there is a good side and a dark side. This is contrary to Catholic teaching of course; there is one God Almighty, Eternal, Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, etc, and He has no opposite. The devil is not the “opposite” of God, for he is a created being. If the devil has an opposite, it would likely be St Michael the Archangel. So bringing the Star Wars theology into a Mass is very dangerous to the children and to the ill-formed adults as well. I pray the bishop will exercise some leadership over this misguided parish?
Peace and Blessings,
Michael F Poulin
Only God satisfies.
St Thomas Aquinas
Gregory Nazianzen Oration 21:
12. “In the palmy days of the Church, when all was well, the present elaborate, far-fetched and artificial treatment of Theology had not made its way into the schools of divinity, but playing with pebbles which deceive the eye by the quickness of their changes, or dancing before an audience with varied and effeminate contortions, were looked upon as all one with speaking or hearing of God in a way unusual or frivolous. But since the Sextuses and Pyrrhos, and the antithetic style, like a dire and malignant disease, have infected our churches, and babbling is reputed culture, and, as the book of the Acts Acts 17:21 says of the Athenians, we spend our time in nothing else but either to tell or to hear some new thing. O what Jeremiah Lamentations 1:1 will bewail our confusion and blind madness; he alone could utter lamentations befitting our misfortunes. “
May the Farce be with them…
I wonder if Fr. Roderick is aware that George Lucas was inspired by the late Joseph Campbell who left the Catholic Church to became a renowned mythologist, teaching comparative mythologies and comparative religions.
I wonder if Fr. Roderick is aware that the socialist-infested, union run, so-called Catholic public education systems exercise the preferential option of teaching “comparative religions” over orthodoxy.
What’s shocking about this video of Fr. Roderick is that there is nothing manly about him at all.
The first “Star Wars” came out in 1977 and Paul the Sith died in 1978. Coincidence?
Star Wars isn’t the only problem. The media, including movies, is an excellent tool for building the new world order.
There are a lot of words one could use in describing Fr Roderick’s behavior and demeanor. Unfortunately, “priestly” or “manly” is not among them.
If you want to instruct young people in the ways of our Catholic faith and tradition, instruct them on the beauty and wonder of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass—-the Traditional Latin Mass. Young people are not raised up by adults (especially priests) stooping to their level. They are raised up by being exulted and properly taught reverence, piety and awesomeness of the Holy, Roman Catholic faith–as given by Christ to the Apostles. Surely, this is more meaningful than Star Wars!!
I’ve noticed this Benevolent World Empire meme in entertainment as well. I never cared for Star Wars, but at one time was a fan of the Star Trek phenomena. That stopped when even a dullard like me couldn’t help noticing the Leftist tropes leaping out of the screen.
I’m also beginning to think that the first series of Star Trek was just downright masonic. Especially Captain Kirk’s seat on the ship’s helm which is reminiscent of the Worshipful Master’s seat in a Masonic Temple, that was clearly duplicated in the Novus Ordo churches where the tabernacle was replaced with a high seat for the presiding priest to sit on like the statue of Lincoln in the National Shrine of Lincoln in Washington.
(Hey, FrankIII-above, you think the production of the original series of Star Trek (1966 to 1968) immediately after the end of the VII was a coincidence? Okay…okay…okay, folks, let’s bridle our imaginations here and reign in our fantastic speculations.)
It is very un-nerving how a fictional movie seems so real to him- and moves him to ecstasy…I wonder if he gets this worked up over saying Mass?
Let him that is just become still more just, and let him that is holy become still more holy. [Apoc. xxii. 18.]
Not to mention his taking God’s name in vain.
This causes me, this Brooklyn Native, ensconed in Queens, to quote from St. John Chrysostom, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor Of The Church, whose Tridentine Latin Mass Feast was this past Wednesday, 01/27/16:
“The Road to Hell is paved with the Skulls of Errant Priests, with Bishops as their Signposts”;
“The Floor of Hell Is paved with the Skulls of Bad Bishops.”
WHAT Is in The Drinking Water in The Mill Basin Section of Brooklyn, to come up with this Theme?
After the Star Wars Mass, I know all of Brooklyn will be converted. Converted into mindless idiots!!
….just like Father Roderick!!!
“Let us , then , continue to put one foot in front of the other. Provided our hearts be true, we will walk aright.”
St Frances de Sales
“ I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead, by his coming, and his kingdom:  Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine.  For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:  And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.  But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry. Be sober.” 2 Timothy 4: 1-5
Clearly and objectively, here we have an example of a parish “not enduring in sound doctrine”, “turning away from hearing the truth”, and instead “turning unto fables.” The time for this to be happening is not in some distant future, but now.
I went to the Lepanto Institute’s Combox, where a certain, widely read Deacon in The Brooklyn Diocese(Deacon Kandra), made comment that people shouldn’t jump to conclusions about this Theme Mass.
Let’s put it this way, Mr. Voris blasted Deacon Kandra to smithereens, quite in the same way, as if Deacon Kandra was another Personal target, namely Cardinal Dolan.
Or as if Deacon Kandra is Bishop Fellay.
Re: Fr. Wahdewick.
1. Why would a priest get so excited about the new “Star Wars” trailer?
2. Why would said priest record himself getting excited about the new “Star Wars trailer?
3. Why would he be so stupid as to post the video on line?
Are all NO priests as narcissistic and self-centered as Rabbi Bergoglio?
I’m acquainted with Deacon Kandra on line.
He makes a good case for the abolition of the permanent diaconate.
I cannot even bear to watch this video.
And I won’t!