PopeWatch: Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:


Catholics parishioners across the U.S. protested during the Our Father Sunday in defiance of Pope Francis, who said that parishioners who kneel during the “Lord’s Prayer” should be denied communion.

Many parishioners sat, kneeled, or stayed inside restrooms during the recitation of the Our Father, with some pastors encouraging parishioners to express themselves.

Demonstrations began Sunday when nearly two dozen parishioners of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish took a knee. Other laymen who chose to remain standing locked arms, as opposed to holding hands.

Seattle parishioners announced they would not participate in the anthem as a city, saying, “We will no longer stand for the crappy catechesis in this country. Out of love for our Church, and in honor of Christ’s sacrifice made on our behalf, we unite to oppose those that would deny our most basic religious instructions. We remain committed in continuing to work towards better homilies and for better motu proprios.”


Go here to read the comments.  PopeWatch called the Vatican for comment and did succeed in getting the Pope on the phone.  “You crazy gringoes, it is always something.  Tell them I want them all standing on their heads when they say the “Our Father”.  I am sure that Mark Shea will do his best to comply!  Basta!”  The Pope then hung up.



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  1. True story. Recently I went to Mass at a Jesuit Church in Seattle. One of the unusual things was the Credo was omitted and we stood during the Canon. I’m not sure whether the Our Father was even said. A disturbing experience to be sure.

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