Friday, April 14, 2017

Father Naranjo on Good Friday: Passive Aggressive behavior in service to the Cult of Softness

As this article notes:

"In the seventh century, the Church in Rome adopted the practice of Adoration of the Cross from the Church in Jerusalem, where a fragment of wood believed to be the Lord's cross had been venerated every year on Good Friday since the fourth century. According to tradition, a part of the Holy Cross was discovered by the mother of the emperor Constantine, St. Helen, on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 326. A fifth century account describes this service in Jerusalem. A coffer of gold-plated silver containing the wood of the cross was brought forward. The bishop placed the relic on the a table in the chapel of the Crucifixion and the faithful approached it, touching brow and eyes and lips to the wood as the priest said (as every priest has done ever since): 'Behold, the Wood of the Cross'...In kneeling before the crucifix and kissing it we are paying the highest honor to our Lord's cross as the instrument of our salvation. Because the Cross is inseparable from His sacrifice, in reverencing His Cross we, in effect, adore Christ. Thus we affirm: 'We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee because by Thy Holy Cross Thou has Redeemed the World.'"

I was hoping to reverence the Holy Cross today while commemorating Good Friday at Saint Mary's Church in Orange, Massachusetts.  The priest, Father Peter Naranjo, brought the Cross to the first pew on the right side of the Church, allowing several people to venerate it with a kiss.  He then proceeded to the left side of the Church where he presented the Cross for veneration to those in the first pew, bypassing me.

I'm not surprised at Father Naranjo's hatred.

As this article explains:

"Though the New Evangelization has been a major effort in the Catholic Church for over forty years, it has failed to stem the disastrous losses of the faithful in the U.S. The New Evangelization is faltering: since 2000, 14 million Catholics have left the faith, parish religious education participation of children has dropped by 24%, Catholic school attendance has dropped by 19%, baptisms of infants has dropped by 28%, baptism of adults has dropped by 31% and sacramental Catholic marriages have dropped by 41%. Something is desperately wrong with the Church’s approach to the New Evangelization.

The New Emangelization Project has documented that a key driver of the collapse of Catholicism in the U. S. is a serious and growing Catholic “man-crisis”. One third of baptized Catholic men have left the faith and the majority of those who remain “Catholic” neither know nor practice the faith and are not committed to pass the faith along to their children. Recent research shows that large numbers of young Catholic men are leaving the faith to become “Nones”, men who have no religious affiliation. The growing losses of young Catholic men will have a devastating impact on the U.S. Catholic Church in the coming decades, as older Catholic men pass away and young men fail to remain and marry in the Church, accelerating the devastating losses that have already occurred.

While there are massive cultural forces outside of the Church (e.g. secularism, pluralism, anti-Christian bias, radical feminism, pornography, media saturation, etc.) and missteps within the Church (e.g. failure to make men a priority, sex abuse scandals, homosexuality in the priesthood, etc.) that have contributed to the Catholic “man-crisis”, the New Emangelization Project has conducted dozens of interviews with top Catholic men’s evangelists[4] that suggest that a core reason for the “man-crisis” is that bishops and priests have not yet made the evangelization and catechesis of men a clear priority. Men are being ignored by the Church."

Addicted to homosexuality and effeminism, the Cult of Softness has a deep and abiding hatred of real men and anything even remotely resembling masculinity.  I've addressed this truth often at this Blog.  Which is no doubt why Naranjo is filled with hatred toward me.

From Facebook.


Steve said...

I've witnessed Naranjo's hatred toward you. It is profoundly unChristian. There's a reason why men are leaving the Church in droves and that the number of seminarians has dropped each of the last four years under Francis. Men are turned off by an effeminized Church. And advocates of Sissy Church hate guys who are masculine.

Anonymous said...

Poor father must give an answer to Jesus as to why he spent more time hating The Truth and less time spreading It.

Marie said...

Steve, donations to Peter's Pence have plummeted as well:

We need leadership in the Church. You're right about men being ignored in the Church. It is a tragedy.

Lorraine said...

I'm concerned about Naranjo's history of drug and alcohol abuse, cocaine psychosis and Mormon cultism.

I think perhaps his hatred of you is evidence of his hatred for the military in general. If he respected veterans, he would approach you with respect.

Speaks volumes about him as a person.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

When Peter Naranjo arrived at Saint Mary's Church last Summer, I came across him while doing some banking at the local TD Bank. I welcomed him to the area, asked how the unpacking was going, and let him cut in front of me in line so that he could get back to his errands.

The next week at Holy Mass, he couldn't even look at me. Obviously charity is a strong suit in his brand of Catholicism.

Samantha said...

Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the papal preacher, said yesterday that, "The the mainmast that holds the boat afloat in the undulation of the world and marks the definitive and irreversible ‘no’ of God to violence, injustice, hate, lies – to all that we call ‘evil,’ and at the same it is equally the irreversible ‘yes’ to love, truth, and goodness.”

I guess your parish priest doesn't accept this truth.

Anonymous said...

Naranjo uses the Cross as an instrument of hatred. Shame on him!

D.F. said...

I'm tired of hearing him boast of his high status in Mormonism as if that's something to be proud of. Just yesterday he said it again, "I was a higher:-P in the Mormon church in New England." Honestly, who gives a damn?

And when he's not doing that he's boring us to tears with his health updates at Mass - "I've had the Flu," or "I have allergies."

Again, who gives a damn?

Newsflash Peter...the Mass isn't about YOU. It's about Jesus. So instead of boring us to tears with your personal history, health updates or feeble attempts to use the Mass to work out your personal vendettas, why don't you exercise some humility?

When can we expect you to lead the parish in a Rosary before Mass?

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