Monday, April 28, 2014

Cardinal Dolan Has New York’s Traditional Latin Heritage in the Crosshairs

Eugene O’Neill’s Birth Parish Headed for Destruction?
Edit: We’ve just been informed that Cardinal Dolan is probably going to close down the Latin Mass center of Holy Innocents and the Padre Pio Shrine.  Holy Innocents is also known as the “actor’s church”.  Strange choice to base your Traditional Community, but it might help preserve it.

Maybe more thespians need to start having children and going regularly to Mass?
Among the locations being considered for closure by the committee, which is scheduled to issue its final blueprint to archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan in June, are the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Church of the Holy Innocents in Midtown Manhattan, according to internal documents obtained by Capital New York. Both would be consolidated into nearby St. Francis of Assisi on West 31st Street, which could take a new name.

St. John the Baptist, also on West 31st Street, is directly across from of Pennsylvania Station and a well known parish. It is run by the religious order of the Capuchin Franciscans and is home to the Saint Padre Pio Shrine, which attracts devotees to the 20th century saint. Holy Innocents on West 37th Street, the oldest building in the Fashion Center, was once known as the “actor's church.” Playwright Eugene O'Neill was baptized there in 1888. Some Masses are still celebrated there in Latin.
There’s no word as to what plans there are for St. Francis Xavier parish and its amazing outreach programs, and "loyal opposition” to the Archbishop and Catholic teaching.   At this point, the Cardinal seems enthusiastic about what’s happening there, and less so about what’s happening elsewhere, if these closures are any indication.

As usual, we invite those who live in NYC to comment on this.

Here he is being wildly enthusiastic about sins that cry out to heaven for vengeance…  or so it appears.

Link to Capital...

14 comments:

  1. Your blog post is ridiculous! No one should be shutting down and consolidating parishes because Pope St. John Paul the Greatest™ brought about a renewal in our Church according to our future saint Pope Francis the Humble™. Fracncis stated this quite clearly in their canonization ceremonies (the third greatest event in human history I might add, behind our Lord's and Lady's life).

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    1. That's POPE Francis to you. Pope John Paul II may well be sitting in Hell next to Martin Luther. Don't worry. I' m sure they will save you a seat. You are quite the moron, ToS. If you really loved him you would be praying for his soul instead of failing at weak attempts to defend the evil he has done. And Pope. Francis is a total buffoon who just blasphemed the Son of God and His Holy Mother by even mentioning those two deceased popes. If Jesus would call Peter "Satan" for trying to thwart God's plan of salvation, I can't even imagine what he would call John Paul the Commandment Breaker. And those who defend his antichrist activities and call evil good.

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    2. They will know we are Christians by our love, by our love, you rotten stinking jerk!!!

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    3. Yikes Simeon... step away from the keyboard and take your meds

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    4. Simeon, I think ToS was being sarcastic.

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    5. Yes indeed it was sarcasm, but don't worry I understand how confusing and depressing the situation is.

      In fact I have come to the conclusion that the canonizations are at least the passive Will of God. Why? Because for whatever mysterious reason God wishes to continue the crisis in the Church. These canonizations and the potential beatification of Paul VI in the future are proof of this.

      Once we thought that the end of the crisis may be nearer than we assumed under Benedict, that the next Pope would be a little more traditional and then after him even more traditional until the crisis ceased and loss of souls turn into a true evangelization. But the election of Francis has seen otherwise.

      I am not sure if there is an end in sight but if they canonize Paul VI then the damage will take another 100 years or more to repair. It is the passive Will of God to subject the world to such a crisis like He has subjected it in the past under other events (protestant revolts, Arian crisis, etc.) even back to the time of the Hebrews themselves. God have Mercy on us.

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  2. The Reid Group mentioned in the article is filled with dissident ex priests and nuns, I.e. Maureen Gallagher, Lucien Roy, Rosemary Huddelston, et al. Dolan himself was a great subverted of the Faith during his time in Milwaukee. I am sure he is doing the same in NY.

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  3. Simeon, Maybe ToS is "tongue-in-cheek"?

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    1. Yeah, I suppose things are a little too tense, but irony is the best weapon we have in mho.

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  4. St. John the Baptist is one of the busiest churches I've ever seen. As soon as one Mas ends people come in for the next one and Holy Innocents is not only historic it's the home of the Shrine of the Unborn. If these two parishes get closed then what is the criteria for staying open?

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  5. Holy Innocents recently restored the painting of the Holy Trinity in the apse by Constantino Brumidi, known for his many murals in the Capitol Building in Wash., D.C. Surely this church could become a state or national landmark, no?

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  6. "Edit: We’ve just been informed that Cardinal Dolan is probably going to close down the Latin Mass center of Holy Innocents and the Padre Pio Shrine."

    ## No surprises there - these days, bishops prefer suffocating the Church to spreading it. The "renewal" strikes again.

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  7. Well, maybe the SSPX can acquire one of these Churches? They bought a nice abandoned church in Blijerheide/Kerkrade in the Netherlands (Maria ter Engelen/Maria Zur Engeln). Much to the astonishment of the bishop of Roermond this Church shows a very high attendance. Maybe a lesson for the Cardinal?

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  8. I have visited St. John the Baptist many the time on my annual pilgrimage to the St. Patrick's Day Parade. It is indeed a very busy place. During my visit in 2016, there was a great deal of architectural activity. I asked and was told that the homeless shelter at the parish was being closed and the premise sold. It would appear that New York is in need of funds to pay for "sex abuse" law suits.

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