It can be absolutely overwhelming entering into any Catholic Church for the new mass. My friend invited me to his son’s baptism here in the parish of Malinalco. During the mass, women all dressed alike in tight pants and in white tops were the ‘liturgy helpers’. They did the reading and at the time of the consecration stand with candles near the altar. Almost all of the women in the church were also in tight pants. Those, who after mass had their children baptized, were even dressed worse. The priest had everyone clap after the baptism.
After mass and baptism I went to talked to two of the priests. One I have known for 30 years. The other one is new. As I approached, I ran into my neighbor. She said: ‘I have really bad news. The pastor will not allow you to offer the Latin Mass in the neighborhood chapel. She was so depressed and could not understand. I was not surprised at all. She is helping the pastor with the youth and thought he would say yes.
After the baptism we went to the Fiesta. There were a lot of people drinking too much and women terribly immodest. I was asked to bless the food and I just tried to be kind to everyone who was there. How do you fit in? What do you say? I just stayed enough time to eat and then told everyone good by. I tried to be the presence of Christ in this party environment.
People, from all over the pueblo, continue to keep coming to go to confession or for the Latin Mass. But I am afraid the priests will get angry. I am not inviting them, they just hear that I am in town and keep coming.
What is so so frustrating is that you want to help people, but because you are traditional, most of the bishops and priests are against you. And then you see the horrible condition that the Catholics are in and you wonder, ‘What can I do?’ ‘Don’t they see?’
I redundantly ask myself, ‘What is so horrible about traditional Catholicism, traditional modesty and traditional morals? Isn’t there something worse that the bishops and priests can be worried about?
Meanwhile, I just keep on hearing confessions, praying for the sick, giving counsel to the lost and offering my private Holy Latin Mass. All I can say, over and over again, is thanks be to God we are traditional Catholics and are trying to live lives pleasing to God.This priest really paid a high price for being a traditional Catholic priest during the Cristero persecution. All we can do is help one soul at a time, starting with being careful I do not fall into sin and go to hell.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.