Monday, 2 October 2017

GETTING DRESSED FOR MASS!!!

THE VATICAN GIRLS DRESSING ROOM


Below you will find a video that gives us a disturbing glimpse into what some people think the Church should be like.

The cardinal in this video - RAYMOND BURKE - is one of Pope Francis' chief enemies in the church and in the Vatican. 

A lot of the young priests being ordained today like the style of church that Burke stands for - loads of lace, ermine and exquisitely tailored cassocks, albs and surplices.

Many of these guys are also secretly and actively gay - in promiscuous ways.

Its as if church ceremonies allow them to parade their feminine side.

This is not an old video.

These dressing up shows are happening today!!!

What it all has to do with Jesus of Nazareth and being pastors I do not know!

AND REMEMBER BURKE IS STILL RELATIVELY YOUNG AND STILL ABLE TO VOTE IN PAPAL CONCLAVES




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WHAT DO READERS THINK?

123 comments:

  1. Why is the red taffeta man/ woman giving a blessing to someone but looking out sideways.
    Reminds me of pew neighbours shaking hands and eyes on my hand instead of acknowledging me
    I dislike handshakes for this reason

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    1. Really agree with you @00.07
      re/people in pews not acknowl'g their neighbours at that moment in the Mass. Very poor communication... just going through the motions..

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    2. Why is he giving a 'blessing' while looking sideways? Because it's an utterly meaningless cross-my-palm-with-silver gesture, and he knows it.

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  2. Maybe those yards and yards of red material were really intended to provide a full set of curtains for the whole Vatican. This looks ridiculous. You showed that picture before I recall..

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  3. Maybe those yards and yards of red material were really intended to provide a full set of curtains for the whole Vatican. This looks ridiculous. You showed that picture before I recall..

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  4. Baroque frocks are all the rage in Rome. Cardinals in yards of scarlet taffeta, bishops in bales of resplendent purple, and more lace than a carrickmacross whore's boudoir.
    Its pathetic, a hankering after the days of the prince bishops the antithesis of everything Jesus stood for.
    But before you cast the first stone Pat there are pictures of you on the internet all dressed up like a medieval prince! Vainglorious pride - Hubris -is not confined to Rome, it lives in Larne too !

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    1. My normal dress for Mass in an alb and stole. I think it would be disrespectful to wear a shirt and pants for Mass - although some think that is ok.

      Burke wears the vestments of a deacon, priest and bishop. He wears shoes and gloves in liturgical colours. His long train is called a Cappa Magna with ermine.

      There is a difference between respectful dress for Mass and medieval OTT.

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    2. Yes, it IS the antithesis of everything Jesus stood for. And principal responsibility for enabling and facilitating this baroque self-indulgence lies with the Nazi pope, Benedict, a man who has done incalculable damage to the Church.

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    3. The old “Nazi Pope” thingy again, eh? Tell us, “Magna Carta” - do you hate ALL the German people because of their past, over which many/most of them had no say or control? Or is it just 14 year old Josef Ratzinger you hate and refuse to forgive? And the English Queen giving the Nazi salute in her young childhood years? Is she the “Nazi Queen”?

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    4. I've really gotten under your skin, haven't I 16:00, with historical truth about the odious Josef Ratzinger?

      There is neither moral nor historical parallel between Princess Elizabeth and Josef Ratzinger here: she was seven years old when she gave that salute in or around 1933, whereas Ratzinger cooperated with his enrolment in the Hitler Youth at fourteen years of age in 1941.

      The little princess knew little or nothing about Nazism at the time and gave the salute at the encouragement of her hedonistic uncle, the future King Edward VIII; cowardly Ratzinger, on the other hand, knew a lot about Nazism when he was enrolled in the Hitler Youth, including its aggressive invasion of Poland, France, and the Low Countries. (Oh! Did I not mention the insignificant fact that it precipitated WWII?)

      Ratzinger, like his equally spineless older brother Georg, took the path of least resistance in the face of Nazism.

      Did I mention this inconsequential detail? That Ratzinger did not publicly protest his membership of the Hitler Youth in order to secure his government-paid tuition fees? That's right. His silence lacked the more noble motive of protecting his family against Nazi reprisal.

      Ratzinger was ever the self-serving careerist.

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    5. Haters like that Magna Carta bloke gonna hate.

      Anyone ever seen a picture of Josef Ratzinger at 14? He was a child.

      For a fairer and more balanced view of the young Ratzinger’s membership of HY, free of the bias and prejudice of MC, read the following article:

      https://mobile.nytimes.com/2005/04/21/world/worldspecial2/pope-benedict-xvi-the-nazi-years-few-see-taint-in.html

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    6. If I hate anything, 11:29, it's pretense. And the pretense that you and others have built around Josef Ratzinger is that he was given no choice in the face of Nazi demands. But, of course, there is always a choice; it's just that some of us are unwilling to pay the price of making it. And thats fine: we cant always be heroes. But we dont have to compound our cowardly self service by becoming liars, or accomplices to lies, about ourselves.

      Josef Ratzinger Snr was made of stronger stuff than either Josef Jnr, or his older brother Georg. Now Josef Snr did oppose Nazism, and even though he didnt lose his life over it (as many others did) he suffered demotion and transfer during his workiing career. Josef Jnr and Georg obviously werent chips off this hardy old block.

      You, and others presumably, keep feebly protesting that Ratzinger was a mere child...at 14 years of age! Well, in that case, St Maria Goretti was even more of a child (12 years of age) when she became a martyr rather than submit to the selfish demands of another. Obviously, this little girl had more b*lls than the older Josef and his equally spineless brother, Georg.

      I should have more respect for Ratzinger were he to publicly and fully admit his cowardice, and then apologise for putting self above God, and the welfare of others. To my knowledge, he has never done this. But his sychophantic apologists (why, people like you) keep engaging in historical revisionism to cover up the truth about Ratzinger's past. But then, the Catholic Church is well practised at covering up truth, now isn't it?

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  5. Isn't Fr Michael Cahill a friend of Cardinal Burke? He is Meath diocese but from Dublin and an uncle of Minister Simon Harris who basically told bishop Phonsie where to go. Minister Harris has basically told the hierarchy to sling their hook.

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  6. What a most beautiful liturgy and Holy Mass. I was uplifted towards the heavenly realms to see Our Lord Jesus Christ venerated by such a Prince of the Church. Big fan of Cardinal Burke, such a great and holy servant of Holy Mother Church, bless his ministry.

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    1. Your tongue's in your cheek, isn't it? It is...in your cheek? Isn't it?😕

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    2. Yes, I agree, Cardinal Burke celebrates a sacred, holy and prayerful Eucharist unlike what happens in most Churches and at the Oratory - modern, inane, have-what you-like liturgy.....mostly uninspiring. You cannot compare the dignity and beauty of the Latin Mass with the jazz-fest of today's offerings in Churches...I agree with 1.09. Magna falls for anything ..no aesthetics or beauty about him....

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    3. 22:26, there is only one thing that inspires a truly open heart, the Real Presence of Jesus the Christ, in the Eucharist and in all that is.

      This, clearly, isn't enough for such a begrudging and ungrateful soul as you.

      The only beauty I care about, and that lasts untarnished, is the beauty without vanity (immortalised by Lord Byron) and present within every heart. But not every heart either wants or seeks it, captivated only by the illusion of beauty, which is beauty-by-name-only.

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  7. As I was scrolling down the blog, the two pics side by side, of Mother Burke and his doppelgänger Liberace, caught me off guard.

    I swear they heard my bellylaugh in Rome.

    As for the video, reminded me of those re-runs of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

    Was waiting for a glimpse of the organist's bare and flailing buttocks (in one of the above sketches) and Mother Burke's eyes on stalks.

    Still, you gotta admire the smooth logistics of such a pantomine.

    I confess to one sin here: when those servers lined up to vest Mother, I couldn't help but think of a bunch of efficient carers getting their elderly infirm charge ready for bed.

    Father forgive them not, for they know exactly what they do.

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  8. You ask what readers think - I think you should stop calling people names. Donald Trump is held in pretty low regard for his name-calling. Frankly, I don't think your approach is much better or any more productive. You ask what this has to do with Jesus of Nazareth - what does name calling, hectoring, and acting like a schoolyard bully have to do with Jesus of Nazareth? What happened to "Love your neighbour?" What happened to "Love you enemies?" Or is the Gospel according to Pat Buckley based only on one-upmanship and settling scores against those who have "wronged" you in the past (Cahal Daly, Phoncie Cullinan, 90% of the clergy of D&C, etc, etc, etc). If you are the reform movement that's going to save the Irish Church, then we might as well turn the lights off now, because your actions and words seem very far from those of Jesus of Nazareth's message of love, forgiveness, and mercy.

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    1. I asked what people thought of the way Burke dresses.

      I did not ask you to compose my next trip to Confession :-)

      I never claimed to be a church saviour.

      I am simple point out what needs changed.

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    2. Another preacher who cannot find their way around a Bible. Jesus did call names. He was very aggressive towards Jewish leaders in Matthew 23 in a routine sermon. He hit people in the Temple. He called Peter Satan. And as for the teaching of love there is a bad side. Jesus was extremist about forgiveness in the sense you were asked to forgive a person seventy times seven a day. That is just a recipe for stockholm syndrome.

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    3. And forgiveness in generally given to those who have apologised and stopped doing what they have been doing to you.

      It's not the appropriate response to those who are still behaving wrongly.

      You challenge those who are doing wrong.

      When they stop doing it you forgive.

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    4. @09:34 - Scripture tells us that Jesus was able to see into people's minds and hearts. If you and Pat are claiming this ability then I'll concede that you have every right to call people names as Jesus did. If not then I would say that anyone who wants to be a follower of Christ is called to make love the hallmark of their live and action. "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful" (1 Cor 13:4-5).

      @Pat - please point out the place in Scripture where it says that people must apologize before we forgive them. All I could find were these:
      - Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort. Instead, be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ. (Ephesians 4:31-32)
      - If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive the wrongs you have done. (Matthew 6:14-15)
      - Be tolerant with one another and forgive one another whenever any of you has a complaint against someone else. You must forgive one another just as the Lord has forgiven you. (Colossians 3:13)
      - Forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others have done to us. (Matthew 6:12)

      Being called to challenge others is perfectly legitimate in terms of Scripture. Acting in persistent judgment of others with rudeness, bitterness, and a lack of charity is not.

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    5. @9:30 I forgot to mention that the Scriptures never say that Jesus hit anyone in the cleansing of the Temple. They say he drove out (ekballo, in Greek) those who were selling there. John's gospel mentions that Jesus made a whip, but again never mentions Jesus hitting anyone. It's a perfectly reasonable interpretation that Jesus used the power of his personality and the action of cracking a whip to clear the sellers from the Temple without doing violence against anyone.

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  9. Burke looks like a creep.

    The collar attracts too many people who want to hide behind it I a literal sense.

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    1. That's because he IS a creep, a self-aggrandising, latter-day Pharisee.

      Truly, he has had his reward.

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    2. @9.34
      I think we would prefer to stick to the correct version, thank you!.. We have had enough heresy and distortion to last us a lifetime. The arrogance of some people accusing Jesus of all their own faults - unbelievable!

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  10. The video seems to have disappeared! Is it a conspiracy by Burke???

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  11. Jesus Pat........is this for real? I cannot believe that this bishop is anything other than a transvestite finding a way to publicly dress up in flamboyant and outrageous outfits. Yes, Danny la Rue certainly springs to mind. The Catholic Church is finished if this is the future.

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    1. Stop giving transvestites a bad name. They wouldn't wear these clothes. Their main fault is usually wearing far too much out - of - season make-up such as last year's Rimmel.

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  12. MourneManMichael3 October 2017 at 08:05

    Seeing that lot dressed up as if for a pantomine puts me in mind of a story once told about Brendan Behan.
    One October visiting a seminary with a friend whose son was there, on the was in, lots of seminarians were spotted in one of the college's fields picking the annual potato crop. Behan is reported to have surveyed the scene, and noting the lads, some wearing clerical collars, is reported to have said to his friend, "Ye know Mick, that's were all the priests should be!".

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    1. And as we all know the said Brendan Behan was a paragon of virtue and right living.....not!

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    2. But he did call a spade a spade!

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    3. MMM, Paddy Kavanagh did not like priests either. One day he passed a priest on Baggott Street who shouted: "How's the poems Paddy". He shouted back: "How's the Masses Father".

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  13. The old queen was quite recently in Glasgow kicking her legs her height at a Pontifical high mass at the invitation of Una Voce Scotland, a traddy organisation, which looks a bit... well, you know, woofy.

    http://catholicherald.co.uk/content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-04-at-10.58.41-800x500.png


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  14. I was at high mass in the 50s, never saw any kissing
    Wonder if Burke gets a hardon with these cubs fawning over him
    During that mass I saw him squinting around to see who was checking him out. And yes he wasn't even looking at whoever he was blessing in a photo
    I noticed that the congregation were walking about and chatting.they not really in the zone.
    I missed if they actually gotcommunion
    Did they ?

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    1. Burke's Masses are a performance.

      He is the Diva.

      Communion for mere lay people is a side show.

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  15. Well it's totally disgusting,I can't think of anyone wanting to be there
    Even the music was monotonous.
    I was bored totally bored...sorry god,but if that's what your son died for
    I've given up.

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  16. Had Jesus taken as long to vest for the Last Supper as this pantomime dame did for Mass, he'd have missed his crucifixion.

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  17. Burke often attends an annual event in Cork where devotees of this kind of liturgical romp gather.

    Some latter-day Dominicans dont wear pants under their robes.

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  18. In Burkes eyes we are all just mere LAY SCUM.

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  19. A psychoanalyst would have a field day interpreting the no-trousers fetish.

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    1. A no trousers Dominican with a semi hard on dressing up his Mother Burke?

      Strains of incest, longing for the breast, gender dysphoria, tranvestitism etc, etc.

      Eloi Eloi lama sabbacthani!

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  20. Has the fact that Halloween is just round the corner anything to do with this post

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    1. For Burke everyday is Halloween.

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    2. On a more serious note I can appreciate the need for appropriate reverence and presence of mind when celebrating sacraments. All this fluff and feathers portrays a misguided view of holiness and may even smack of paganism

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    3. For Cardinal Burke, every day might be halloween but for Pat everyday is a day to proclaim by word and deed everything that's the antithesis of the gospel of Christ! Everything. Just wonder how a supposed true shepherd as Pat proclaims to be can find the time for his malicious behaviour and un Christ-like behaviour!

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  21. Cardinal Burke came to Lancashire and met Bishop Michael Campbell.

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    1. I wonder what the two ould queens said to each other?

      Campbell like to dress up too.

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    2. Burke and Campbell both remind me of Blackadder The Scottish Play.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDiWWflw_kk

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    3. 'Blackadder'? Hmm You've set my mind racing. It is what the Church needs, a Blackadder. Pat?

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  22. Pat do you really care what your readers think? It might surprise you to know that most young catholics are very much in favor of tradition. Extraordinary form masses are jam packed with young men, the hippy guitars and drums masses are where you will find the gay dudes. Go ahead to laugh at cardinal burke with magna and the other oldies but the reality is young straight guys hate the 1970s throwback masses we got today. Men want mass to be catholic and dont want what you decide it should be. you guys are so totally out of touch with whats really happening.

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    1. Are you saying that if we all dressed like Mother Burke the youth would flock back to Mass?

      My experience, especially of today's seminarians (few that they be) tells me that those who love the "Extraordinary Form" are both gay and actively gay?

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    2. 11:07
      It was only a matter of time before someone would come on her defending the indefensible.

      And young straight guys love Burke's lace and taffeta!

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    3. I agree with 11:07 its the gay priests that hate latin and the traditional stuff. Ive heard a few lads saying that the younger priests are more traddie and the old gay guys hate them for it.

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    4. Hearsay is just that.

      Adds nothing to the discussion except to reveal your penchant for generalizations.

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    5. Oi, 11:07, I'm not old! You'd be surprised.

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    6. 11:07, 'men want Masses to be Catholic'. You've subliminally declared more about yourself, and your kind, than you'd probably be comfortable with.

      You lot don't attend Mass to receive the lowly Nazarene in the Eucharist (your love of the baroque...the resplendently ornate...proves this); you attend rather so that you can luxuriate in a self-image projected onto a litirgical service. The psychology of this type of liturgy is an open book, and fascinating.

      By the way, the Mass ain't 'Catholic': it's quintessentially Jewish.

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    7. That’s right Magna Carta. Fifties are the new Forties ..... and all that ;-)

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    8. @15:53 Lol!

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  23. Imagine if Raymond Burke was still a member of the Congregation of Bishops what type of new bishops would be foisted upon us in Galway, Meath, Cork & Ross, Clogher, Clonfert, etc, etc, etc.
    Heaven preserve us!!!

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    1. There are plenty of pics of Cardinal Roncalli in a like get up, but he seems more natural than ++Burke. I wonder if all that drag is ++Burke's way of thumbing his nose at the polyester crowd that runs the modern day church.

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  24. All boys together in frocks!

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  25. All that aul stuff was off its time. It’s to have, at best, a very limited appeal nowadays.

    Can’t help wondering what Burke would do if he suddenly needed a shite wearing all that get up?

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    1. Or a butt plug!

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    2. Perhaps, the fitting of the nappy, or insertion of the butt plug, is also part of the services rendered by the young attendants, but takes place “Offstage”?

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    3. 13: 08: Maybe he wears a nappy in the liturgical colours?

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    4. Have a look at him in the green vestments and gold mitre.......he looks like he's just had that shite you mentioned! Isn't his facial expression priceless? "Oops....now what am I gonna do?"
      LOL

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  26. Pat you know there's a better video on YouTube Cardinal Burke in Knock with the Irish priests from his fanbase fawning over him. Why are most of the priests who follow Cardinal Burke in Ireland also chaplains to the knights of Malta in Ireland? It's the nearest to looking tike Mongsignors they'll ever get I suppose. No real academic bottom to speak of. Spare a thought for the priests who groveled up to Nuncio browne and now have to run by themselves, never to get a bidhop's hat. Pray for them Pat, they're still distraught

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    1. Burke's apparition at Knock puts the first apparition in the halfpenny place.

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    2. Speaking of knights of Malta and priests dressing themselves in the rig out of Monsignori, any word of the former self styled “Dean” of Belfast? He seems to have gone totally off the map.

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    3. Noel has sent him into permanent exile on the North Coast.

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  27. Why doesn't Francis send Burke back to the US? A good dose of reality is what the fairy needs......the only problem.......pity the poor souls in whatever diocese he'd be foisted on. Still, he shouldn't be allowed to parade around Rome doing sweet FA!

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    1. They danced with joy when he left La Crosse in the U.S.A.

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    2. He should be sent to work in a shelter for 'down and outs'. He'd have them in transports of bellylaughter, and he wouldn't have even to try: just turn up, stand there while firing off those blank blessings, and make his usual face. Hilarious!

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  28. Thank you, Pat for listening just now....

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    1. Hi Pat. Mr Burke, as I will never address him as "cardinal" is a firm favourite on the ultra-right wing Catholic Church Militant YouTube channel and website under Michael Voris. He is their poster boy for hardline, uncaring, right wing thuggery that is the ultra right Catholicism. The protestant blood in me boils up when I see Catholic clergy dressed like this. My family have Anglican heritage you see. In the Church of England, we have many who like dressing up, and being as close to Rome as possible, but Mr Burke just takes it to another level. It is all about authority and how these men are on a different level to the rest of us. I just hope Mr Burke when he dies and meets his maker, Jesus will just say "Really? You have to dress up as Liberace to worship me and my father? Really?"

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    2. Well and honestly said, John King.

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  29. Fr Shirley is a frump compared to this outrageous old queen.

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  30. Talking of dressing up ....where is Hugh Kennedy these days ? We haven't heard anything of him for a long while, and he used to give us such divertion and amuzement. I guess he's probably limited in the dressing up he's allowed to do these days.

    How can anybody take Card Burke seriously ?

    And, what worries me is that he's surrounded by all sorts of young men; and the church is packed; surely, it must be somewhere in Eastern Europe where Catholicism is seen as a national identity and allegiance to it a hang over from when it provided a way of opposing Communism. In time they will have an Irish experience, and realise that they don't need the Church to give them identity, rather as the Irish have done in the last 20 years or so. They now have their own identity - Irish, European, democratic, inclusive, modern.....rather than just Catholic.

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  31. I'm sorry to disillusion "Servingblogger". Fawning young ones and a packed church also characterised Burke's recent Glasgow visit as the video on the following link show.

    http://catholicherald.co.ukww001001w.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2017/09/04/cardinal-burke-offers-pontifical-high-mass-in-glasgow-parish-church/

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    1. Indeed. Like the crowds on Palm Sunday perhaps? Were they chating Hosannas and throwing palms and garments at Burke's spectacle?

      Good Friday wasn't long at sorting fawning crowds out!

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  32. OMG! What a screaming old queen is that Burke fella..........it's the funniest thing I've seen in ages. Does he really get taken seriously?
    I hope Francis can stick around long enough to fill the College of Cardinals with his own kind so that Burke & his ilk have little or no influence over the election of the next pope.

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  33. After reading theses comments and watching the video...the gloves gave me an idea that there definitely is a willy catcher on him too , prob called a willystool from the word thumb stool
    The whole show is disgusting, the kissing ,bowed bodies and genuflecting to the red bale of taffeta creature
    Wounded what he will have on in the coffin.... yuck

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  34. What a most beautiful liturgy and Holy Mass. I was uplifted towards the heavenly realms to see Our Lord Jesus Christ venerated by such a Prince of the Church. Big fan of Cardinal Burke, such a great and holy servant of Holy Mother Church, bless his ministry.

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    1. This is a reposting of 01:09 this morning. You can post it twice a day for the next hundred years and it wont persuade anyone to change their disgust at Burke's operatics and dramatics all in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, the poor son of man who had nowhere to lay his head.

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    2. The veneration seemed- to me to be directed to Burke.
      When did he become the lord,our lord ?
      Wonder did he get a thrill every time his ring was kissed.
      Abomination

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    3. Big fag hag of Cardinal Burke you mean, dear.

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    4. 21.09
      Can u refrain from using the word ...dear...when replying to a post.
      Even if u are sort of agreeing....it is demeaning to me to be referred to as....dear
      Yes I am an auld doll, but def not a dear !!!!!!!

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    5. Better to be called "dear" than "cheap" I would have thought!

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    6. No need for either.....simples

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  35. Magna, you're right for once! While I believe we must have reverence and respect for the Eucharist, I don't accept the mindset of the Cardinal. Psychologists would indeed have a field day in analysing Cardinal Burke & followers.

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  36. 18 .44
    If you can't get up lifted by your daily prayer and daily work, and parish mass.
    I feel that you are living in cloud cuckoo land.
    Jesus never wanted all that bowing and scraping.

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  37. God lives in our landscapes, seascapes and in our natural habitats.
    Obscene all that ornate building and performing human beings.
    Jesus wd be mortified if he was living amongst us as a man.

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  38. several canaries were plucked he could wear that hat

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  39. The old waxwork should be in Madame Tussauds... Chamber of Horrors!

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  40. Slightly worrying when people LAMENT over full churches............obviously they WANT EMPTY churches and for Catholicism to be extinct.........funnily enough it's the traditional Latin mass that has one of the best attended masses in Dublin........I wonder why that is???? Perhaps it's because it's true Catholicism.......I Wonder why there were thousands of people in Rome at Summorum Pontificum 2017??? ...I wonder why the church in Ireland is gone past being on its last legs??? Because it's last it's true catholic identity and value.

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    1. you will die wondering if u not careful
      There is more to Ireland than Dublin,even if you are the best gaa this year.
      Curiosity is why people attend these Latin spectacles.
      Real people are at work or looking out for their kids,
      Wonder away,most of us actually live in the real world...no time to WONDER. Lol


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    2. Have you been on the drink... again!

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    3. All Catholics are by definition traditional. You are a traditionalist Catholic. That's the difference.

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  41. Pat, you may remember me in your prayers. I suffer chronic pain. thank you.

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  42. Take a chill pill, pal. You're clearly distraught. And who the fuck cares?

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  43. I AM CONTINUING TO CENSOR COMMENTS PERSONALLY ABUSING MC AND TRYING TO DRAW HIM INTO RANTS.

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    1. Glad to see it Pat

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    2. What, Pat? Are you sure you’re not his mammy??
      Poor wee thing, MC, needing Big Mama Pat to protect him! It’s a pity you hadn’t done a bit more censoring when this odious man was personally abusing some of your readers left, right and centre! “Trying to draw him into rants”?? Is he like five or something? Cop yourselves on the both of you!

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  44. Have you seen the pics of your DM over at NLM? It must be quite an ego trip when the Sacred Ministers at the high altar kneel towards you.

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  45. They say he wears a pair of fish-net tights underneath all that garb. Is this true, Pat?

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  46. The contrast between Archbishop Lefebvre and the grotesque Burke road show is striking. I have never seen pictures of Mgr Lefebvre wearing a cappa magna, seated on a throne or surrounded by fawning young men kissing his ring ( hold the vulgarity, please! ). His life was strikingly simple as befits a missionary. I believe he disliked clergy in birettas ( ALWAYS a dead giveaway ) on the grounds that they were vainglorious.

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  47. Please God this man is never elected Pope!

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  48. Vanitas vanitatum dixit Ecclesiastes omnia vanitas
    "Vanity of vanities says the Preacher, all is vanity."
    Ecclesiastes 1:2

    Initially, having viewed this post, I professed myself disinclined to say anything concerning another person’s favoured apparel, on the grounds that if there are wholly objective properties of taste, then most of us are probably defective in our capacity to detect them as they would appear to be subjective in nature, or idiosyncratic, a concept supported by the striking degree to which we differ in our judgements about them.

    Cardinal Burke looks absurd in a garb whose only suitable context for display must surely be the palatial. He has adopted this attire from a bygone age despite the good example of modern popes who have eschewed the use of the Sedia Gestatoria, the chair in which popes were held aloft for the purposes of display by the gentlemen of the papal household and the Triregnum, the triple crowned tiara denoting triple power: ‘father of kings’, ‘governor of the world’ and ‘vicar of Christ’. I don’t like to use categorical imperatives like ‘should’, ‘ought’ and ‘must’, but the dress of a priest should be simple and modest.

    I am reminded of a parable, a human story with a celestial meaning, in which two men were contrasted and had different fates, one who “dressed in purple and fine linen and feasted magnificently every day” and the poor emaciated man who sat at his gate, covered in sores.

    In the philosophy and theology of scholasticism, God is often referred to a ‘Simple’, meaning immutable or incapable of change and therefore, it would appear to be incorrect to predicate of God something so ephemeral as an emotion like ‘attraction’, unless that is, attraction for example, is inherent to the unchanging nature of our God. The Option for the Poor as ascribed to God, tells us nothing about the poor who can be as dishonest and as vicious as anyone else. It does however tell us something about the nature of God, who is attracted to what is weak and vulnerable, much in the same way that a mother who loves all of her children equally, will focus more of her attention on the weakest and most vulnerable of them.

    I believe that the Church’s most generous benefactors are the poor, who give from their need rather than from their abundance and I also believe that the expense for Cardinal Burke’s playing dress-up by being a patron of Gammarelli’s clerical tailor shop in Rome, would be a source of scandal to the majority of his brothers and sisters in Christ whose only possession might the clothes that they have on their back at any one time.. Could Cardinal Burke appear, regaled in his princely outfit, among the poor of a shantytown, a refugee camp or a prison? I rather suspect that if he did, his attendees would be a torch bearing mob rather than the pomp of a royal retinue.

    I would suggest to Cardinal Burke that if he wishes to adorn himself with anymore red, that it be in the form of a blush.

    In faith,
    Brother Jim

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  49. The entrance of Pope Francis to a block of flats or the entrance of Cardinal Burke to a basilica. Readers can judge for themselves.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GgrnAqSvLvk&ebc=ANyPxKqKbHJvUv9mDvYfm_NoU3UUJpQQIB7AP5GHqN4q3eyPvP3hb5xiofovZidP7DMv54eSW1b6eWuDZgjaNiEavlvOkZwtzQ

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