Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pls pray for a Priest

I have a special request for all of you, to pray for this Catholic Priest Fr. J. I don't know where to start or what to write but I will try my best.

We spent last Sunday with a priest visiting us from India. Fr. J spoke the harshest words I have ever heard about the Catholic Church and the Holy Father. On two or three occasions he mentioned that he and several of his priest friends hated the Holy Father and that they were all praying for his early death (we haven't recovered from it yet) all because the Holy Father authorized the new translation, Tridentine Mass, and reconciliation efforts with SSPX.

In addition he denied that Jesus established a Church, he claimed that Constantine made the Church Roman, denied papal infallibility and compared the Holy Father to Martin Luther and Hitler, as being the third German who is bringing misery to the Church. He denied many doctrines of the Church and the need to genuflect before the tabernacle claiming we are not slaves of God. This is a parish priest of a very large diocese in southern India. There are a lot of other things he spoke, which I do not want to write about. 

All this happened in front of three poorly catechized families. My husband tried to defend the Holy Father as much as he could but we didn't want to be irreverent to a Priest. In retrospect, I feel we should have spoken more to defend our faith. I wish I could have defended our faith like Leila and Joanna but this was the last thing we expected from a priest who had celebrated 5 masses that Sunday.  My husband and I are in shock and have no idea what to do or how to undo the damage on those other families who were being brainwashed by this priest. 

The sad thing is that there are so many priests in many countries who think likewise and they are slowly moving people away from the Church. It is no wonder that Catholics in India have no idea about the teachings of the Catholic Church. Almost all Indian Catholics follow the 2-child policy and shamelessly practice contraception and sterilization. Unless there is a revival of true Catholic Faith among Priests, people are going to move away from the Church.

Please pray for Fr J and the sanctification of all priests. And also for these three families. Thank You!

Mother Mary, please pray for our clergy!
St. Alphonsus Liguori, St. John Vianney, St. Ignatius Loyola, all the angels and saints, please intercede for our priests!


  1. Oh my goodness! That is horrible! I would write to his bishop, the appropriate cardinal(s), and the Pope. Hopefully, out of all those letters, one would be read and something could be done. This is unbelievable!

  2. WOW! I didn't expect that at all! And he offers Mass. Oh my. Terrible! How can he do that if he doesn't believe truly in all the Church teachings?
    Prayers going up for him!

  3. In our 3 years of marriage we have encountered 2 mislead priests, including the one who married us and encouraged contraception. We have yet to officially join a church because of this. It's hard for us to trust a priest. I will pray, especially for those who are affected by his "ministry".

  4. That's terrible! I'll be praying for sure!

  5. I would have been shocked, too. I have such a sickening feeling thinking about this. It is so sad that he has these misconceptions and is spreading them. I will pray for him, Blessed Be. I have been praying for you, your family, and your grandma, too. I hope you are doing okay.

  6. I do not understand this...Why give up your life for something you do not believe in?

    I can't defend our faith, but I would have been less worried offending him that is for sure.

    I have confronted one Priest and even though I didn't truly say much, I asked a lot of questions and I'm sure the puzzled look on my face said it all. :)

  7. **His congregation did not kneel during the consecration and I got yelled at by a parishioner for putting down the kneeler.**

    The truth will always lead you in these situations. It's just having the courage to not hyperventilate...... LOL