HomeBlog PostThe Washing of Feet The Washing of Feet Louie April 17, 2014 16 Comments On this Holy Thursday, I offer this examination of the “Maundy” in honor of, and in thanksgiving for, the great gift of the priesthood, and the Most Holy Eucharist thereby made present. Follow us on: Tweet Related Posts Santa Marta sermon puts Synod in perspective Point / Counterpoint 1: Robert Siscoe’s Evaluation The conservative Catholic blindfold Latest Comments Denise April 17, 2014 It’s interesting that Pope Francis’ washing of the feet of a Muslim is in sharp contrast to the actions of his namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi, who traveled to Egypt to convert the Sultan there. It’s believed that the Sultan listened patiently to St. Francis as he preached the Catholic faith him, and it’s thought that the Sultan did later convert on his deathbed. But it would seem that direct method of St. Francis is no longer acceptable for the proponents (or at least some of them) of the New Evangelization. They seem to view St. Francis as just a peace and luv hippie. Log in to Reply treefrog April 17, 2014 Disappointed, and surprised, since I did not think this would be repeated. Some consolation: http://youtu.be/5RvKMjUcC0Q Log in to Reply Dumb_ox April 17, 2014 As if to corroborate your testimony of tradition, Pope Pius XII writes: “At the Last Supper He celebrates a new Pasch with solemn rite and ceremonial, and provides for its continuance through the divine institution of the Eucharist. On the morrow, lifted up between heaven and earth, He offers the saving sacrifice of His life, and pours forth, as it were, from His pierced Heart the sacraments destined to impart the treasures of redemption to the souls of men. All this He does with but a single aim: the glory of His Father and man’s ever greater sanctification.” (Mediator Dei, #17) Log in to Reply MMC April 17, 2014 I read a comment on Mundabor’s blog that referenced Jewish priesthood ritual rites with the washing of feet and how Jews would have seen this act for more than just an act of humility. Hopefully I will get my hands on more details but this emo, false humility, and abuse has got to end. It is not kindness to keep anyone in the dark about Christ, the truth and send them off to hell with a smile and clean feet. The Muslim woman who had her feet washed is being hated not loved. God bless~ Log in to Reply salvemur April 17, 2014 Exactly; why stop at twelve? and for that matter why stop at humans? Next year I expect to see a kangaroo and an orangutan. If Frankie is serious about horizonatlism and anti-priestism and humanism (which let’s face it always ends in animalism), about the elevation of all to one level and the descent of all to the same level, I want to see an oragutan get it’s feet wet at the hands of the vicar of self-centred anti-christism. – no one with a wit of love for Christ could ‘do this’ in mockery of Him which is what Jorge is doing – he’s better than all the rest because he’s novel. Frankie is an old man, a mean old man, an anti-church, anti-bride and therefore anti-christ old man. I do hope his last days on earth are comfortable since the comfort of the aged is his biggest concern, and that he makes it into purgatory at least. But this ponificate needs to draw to a swift close. He is a vandal and loving it. Given the way he impresses his personality against the True mysteries of Faith, and the commands of Our Lord, I can no longer not get personal about this fella. He’s an antipope if ever there was one. Log in to Reply salvemur April 18, 2014 Why stop at twelve? because what Frankie is doing is ritually destroying Apostleship; ritually destroying the priesthood and ritually destroying the meaning of Christ’s actions. So, pretty much in keeping with his whole anti-church bent since he called himself Frank. Log in to Reply treefrog April 18, 2014 salvemur, whilst we all agree that what Pope Francis did is wrong, very wrong, I am thinking that the way you are vocalising it is spiritually dangerous. He is still the Pope… Log in to Reply salvemur April 18, 2014 my reply one below, treefrog – what I find spiritually dangerous is that almost no one is telling it like it is. We have become desensitized in only twelve months to the perversions of the faith being promoted by this clown. not only that we now think it is ‘spiritually dangerous’ to ‘vocalise’ this. That’s what I find spiritually dangerous. Log in to Reply elizabeth April 19, 2014 Amen to that, Salvemur. Took the words right out of my mouth. Log in to Reply GreatPretender51 April 18, 2014 Beautiful Louie, thank you. Log in to Reply salvemur April 18, 2014 That’s an interesting judgment treefrog. ‘spiritually dangerous’. What I find spiritually dangerous is to support lies. What I find spiritually dangerous are the post-concilliar popes. What I find spiritually dangerous is this ‘pontiff’ who evinces NO supernatural faith. Which is probably why he so verbally and practically (Fransican Friars) despises those who do. He worships the perverted triumphalism of feminism, islam, judaism, the world, queerism – all the while mocking the True and only good triumphalism – Christ and His Bride. This is what I find spiritually dangerous. Log in to Reply de Maria numquam satis April 18, 2014 cest magnifique, Mr. V.–thank you. ——- brethren, if I may offer this: http://corbiniansbear.blogspot.com/2014/04/foot-washing-suggestion.html Log in to Reply Siobhan April 18, 2014 Don’t you find it interesting that Francis can kneel down and wash the feet of these people but he can’t kneel down during the consecration of the bread and wine during Mass. He so tips his hand for anyone who’s paying attention. Log in to Reply salvemur April 18, 2014 we’ve just gone through Good Friday, people, and yet we still have Catholics who think it is ‘spirutally dangerous’ to know who the enemy is. Those who don’t know who are the enemies of Christ obviously don’t know Christ – this is what is spiritually dangerous. – encouraging the triumphalism of the entire muslim world by mocking the sacred acts of Christ for His Chosen, is what’s spiritually dangerous. – this is spiritually dangerous: – “Old maid!” “Fomenter of coprophagia!” “Specialist of the Logos!” “Rosary counter!” “Functionary!” “Self-absorbed, Promethean neo-Pelagian!” “Restorationist!” “Ideological Christians!” “Pelagian!” “Mr and Mrs Whiner!” “Triumphalist!” “Rigid Christians!” “Modern gnostics!” “Liquid Christian!” “Superficial Christians!” “Slaves of superficiality!” “Museum mummy!” “Renaissance prince!” “Airport Bishop!” “Leprous courtier!” “Idealogue!” “Long-faced, mournful funeral Christian!” “Gnostic!” “Careerist Bishop!” “Sourpuss!” “Authoritarian!” “Elitist!” “Querulous and disillusioned pessimist!” “Sad Christian!” “Pickled pepper-faced Christian!” “Children! Afraid to dance! To cry! Afraid of everything!” “Asker for certainty in all things!” “Christians allergic to preaching!” “Closed, sad, trapped Christian who is not a free Christian!” “Pagan Christian!” “Little monster!” “Defeated Christian!” “Creed-reciting, parrot Christian!” “Watered-down faith, weak-hoped Christian!” “Inquisitorial beater!” “Seminarians who grit their teeth and wait to finish, follow rules and smile [who] reveal the hypocrisy of clericalism – one of the worst evils!” “Abstract ideologue!” “Fundamentalist!” “Smarmy, idolator priest!” “Worshiper of the god Narcissus!” “Vain, butterfly-priest!” “Priest-wheeler dealer!” “Priest-tycoon!” “Religious who have a heart as sour as vinegar!” “Promoter of the poison of immanence!” “Those closed in the formality of a prayer that is cold, stingy [who] might end up as Michal, in the sterility of her formality.” “Older people nostalgic for structures and customs which are no longer life-giving in today’s world!” “Young people addicted to fashion!” “Pastry-Shop Christians!” “Luscious cakes, sweet dainties. Delectable, but not real Christians!” “Existential tourist!” Anesthetised Christian! “Christian hypocrites only interested in their formalities!” “They disguise themselves, they disguise themselves as good people: they make themselves up like little holy cards, looking up at heaven as they pray, making sure they are seen—they believe they are more righteous than others, they despise others!” ‘Mah,’ they say, “I’m very Catholic, because my uncle was a great benefactor, my family is this, I’m that… I’ve learned… I know this bishop, this Cardinal, this priest… I am this or that…’ They think they are better than others. This is hypocrisy!” “Sloth-diseased, acedic Christians!” “I think of many Christians, of many Catholics: yes, they are Catholics, but without enthusiasm, even embittered!” “They are people without light – real downers!” “And how many Christians are like this?” he asked, “selfish, out for themselves.” “Christians who do not leave space for the grace of God – and the Christian life, the life of these people, consists in having all the paperwork, all the certificates, in order!” – in fact, isn’t it ‘spiritually dangerous’ to ‘vocalise’ that anything is spiritually dangerous these days? one would have thought so. Log in to Reply treefrog April 21, 2014 You make a fair point salvemur. I guess I just feel very uncomfortable with Pope Francis and everything he is saying and doing, especially in light of Louie’s latest post on the ‘triumphalist Christians’ and the Resurrection. Yet he is still Pope. This is the problem. Log in to Reply salvemur April 22, 2014 It’s a problem, but less of a problem if one realises he is an anti-truth Bishop indifferent to the gift of Christ and His Church, however. Forewarned is forearmed. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.