HOSE WHO examine the Rorate Mass Booklet we normally use here at our FSSP parish in Los Angeles will notice that today—12 December 2020—was a little different. That’s because it was the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The attendance (as always at our parish) was standing room only; and afterwards the children presented roses to the Blessed Virgin Mary as the entire parish prayed the Rosary. Then we consecrated California to Jesus Christ.
Due the restrictions placed on our parish by the Archdiocese and the government, we are only allowed to have Mass in a tent at the present time. Volunteers have constructed a temporary altar.
Dangerous “Catholics” Online
Perhaps you’re familiar with a phenomenon very much in vogue these days: the Click-Bait Theologian. These are exploitative men (usually with scant training in Theology) who pose as “ultra-traditionalist” theologians online. They will do anything—and I mean anything—in their unscrupulous pursuit of ‘clicks’ and ‘likes’ on social media.
One of these mountebanks attacked our parish a few months ago, declaring that “Mass offered under a tent isn’t valid.” But this poor fool doesn’t know what he’s talking about. The Holy Mass is valid offered in a Church, in a prison cell, on a boat, or even in the middle of a field: