Here at the Latin Mass Community of St. Bernard in Dayton Kentucky, I met many families who were going to Pius the X Society Latin Masses. They are now coming to St. Bernard because the Holy Latin Mass is now available at this parish. Many wonderful catholic families end up with the Society because they are not welcomed at most Catholic parishes. They are treated as the blacks were treated before. I know this only too well. In my parish the parishioners who love the Holy Latin Mass are still treated as Blacks and Mexicans are still treated. Second class parishioners.
While I am on the subject, it was always sad to hear people say the Mexicans need to learn English and that there should not be two communities in the parish. The Muslims, the Jehovah Witnesses, the Protestants learn Spanish to convert them in their own language. In all the parishes I was at I experienced a white superiority attitude. I have three adopted minority brothers and one sister. They were and are still treated differently than I am, because they are not white. The Holy Latin Mass in my parish was where all the nationalities were treated equal. I preached English and Spanish. We all felt as One Holy Catholic Church. Latin is the official catholic language. We printed up the readings and propers in English and Spanish. There still is so much love in that community because of all the persecution and bad treatment they continue to receive. The good that has come from this is that it brings them all together in love.
Many people went to the Society’s Latin Mass because of they truly believe in the presence of Jesus in Holy Communion. When you truly believe and see Host thrown on the floor, people chewing gum and taking Holy communion, specks of God on the hands and falling on the floor, you panic and go somewhere where Jesus is still treated as God. The question is IF YOU TOO REALLY BELIEVE, WHY DO YOU LET CRUMBS FALL ON THE GROUND. WHY DON’T YOU KNEEL IN ADORATION TO RECEIVE?
Bishops, priests, nuns and laity, please help these people by welcoming them and treating them like they are people, not like minorities are treated. Give them good times for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Having worked with Hispanics for most of my life, the Spanish Masses were always an add on. It bothered me because they got the left overs. Because of Birth Control in catholic families, the future will be a Mexican catholic church in the USA. In all my Spanish masses there were way more children and black hair than in the English mass. You see mostly grey hair in the English masses. In the Latin Mass community you see many young adults and many children. Keep on doing the math!!!!!!
We pray that Pope Benedict’s efforts to work with the Society of Pius the X will be successful.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.