Pool Masses

Pool Masses

Poolside ad orientem:


Poolside ad populum:


In-pool cum populo:


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5 comments on “Pool Masses

  1. LOLWTF?? Fricking idiots all!! Condemn them to eternal retardation…

  2. Please tell me this is some kind of supposed joke. Please tell me this is not for real.
    No…I know it is real. This is the sign of a dying institution. This is an institution that has dementia. This is not just incredibly sacrilegious, it is also incredibly sad. It is like when your uncle has finally lost his marbles and is simply not the person you once knew.
    Sure these priests will probably end up in Hell (unless they repent – somewhat unlikely), but meanwhile, how many souls will they take with them?

    And, as a footnote, what of the bishops that have allowed their priests to become so disordered that they could perform blasphemies like this?

  3. Hey, no problem, I would bet that they’re in full communion with the conciliar church.
    And, as Jorge Bergoglio said back in April, not about this specifically, but about the need for Catholics to accept apostasy and heresy like this overall because we must be open to ” the newness and surprises of the Spirit, because the Spirit always surprises us.”

    How much longer Lord?

  4. The two poolside Masses are “Catholic”, the latter of which is described below by Rorate Caeli. The status of the in-pool one is uncertain; one source attributes it to Episcopalians, but in such matters trendy Catholics usually aren’t too far behind.

    LaSalle College High School is operated by the Christian Brothers, founded by St. Jean-Baptiste de LaSalle. Like many other Catholic institutions, LaSalle was once a strong and strict Catholic environment, which focused on the formation of young men in faith and virtue-notably amongst the poor. Today, LaSalle is a $20,000 a year proposition, with a regimental academic and athletic program, geared towards preparing young men for successful and profitable secular careers. With the collapse of the Archdiocesan parochial school system, LaSalle now has a narrower base from which to draw new Catholic Students. Their answer, which should not be shocking, has been to expand their recruitment efforts to include non-Catholic students. In the days before the Vatican II revolution, this would have been acceptable as strong Church teaching would have produced conversions. However, with today’s “cut and color” Catechesis, which at LaSalle has been watered down to ethics and morals, conversion and vocations are no longer a goal. Instead, the modernized LaSallian education is driven towards preparation for a six figure salary, a home in the countryside, and a comfortable secular lifestyle. True teaching of the Catholic faith has long since been banished from the halls of LaSalle, notably in the percentage of non-Catholic students (near 50%) who can afford the tuition, and open acceptance of homosexuality and atheism in the student population. One only needs to look at the lack of vocations to the Christian Brothers to corroborate this observation.

    This loss of purpose brings us to the August 15 [2014] poolside Mass on the campus of LaSalle College High School, with [swim team] students wrapped in towels, and a priest offering Mass on a simple card table. Does this not accurately reflect how most mainstream Catholics treat Sunday Mass, if they even go, where everyone is too busy to devote even one hour to hear Mass with respect, reverence and piety? Modern Catholic education institutions such as LaSalle College High School demonstrate how willing parents are to devote all of their resources to the best that a modernized “Catholic education” can provide, while Holy Mass becomes an afterthought of happenstance.

  5. …..Not yet a baptized Catholic?..report to the shallow end of the pool before receiving Communion.

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