Young Man Spiritually Abused By Priest In Seattle

I received this text message yesterday (Sunday) from a young man who is a member of “Juventutem” and had to go to Seattle for work.   When he went to mass there, this is what happened:

2008-05-14 JUVENTUTEM1“In the Seattle Cathedral I was just denied communion kneeling and made a scene of.  He eventually, after a minute standoff scoffed, said I ought to learn obedience, and then threw the Sacred Host sideways into my mouth.”

“For every knee shall be bowed to me, and every tongue shall swear.” Isaiah 45:24

“That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth:”  Philippians 2: 10.

Padre Pro 2Martyr Padre Pro Kneeling Instants Before Giving His Life For Christ The King

Very ironically, the exact above reading (from St. Paul to the Philippians) was read at the Novus Ordo Mass this young man went to where he was spiritually abuse by the priest.   St. Paul is saying we need to kneel at only the name of Jesus.  What does that mean we need to do in front of the the presence of Jesus in Holy Communion which is a billion times more holy than only His Name.

God compelled the devil to show himself to the Desert Father Abba Apollo.  He was ugly, black, skinny limbs and had NO KNEES to adore God on.  Pope Benedict said: “The inability to kneel is seen as the very essence of the diabolical”.

For all of you who are spiritually abused for kneeling for Holy Communion by bishops, priests and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, you need to know that the part in the General Instructions of the Roman Missal that suggest not to allow people to kneel for Holy Communion has been removed in the last revision.  There is also no longer the part of explaining or disciplining the people after mass is over.

I dread the moment when these bishops, priests and eucharistic ministers die.  They were able to abuse Catholics for showing respect to God in the Holy Communion by their ecclesiastical powers.  But they will see who God is and how He deserved complete adoration as He humbled Himself to come to us in Holy Communion.

GIRL KNEELS AS SHE RECEIVES COMMUNION FROM POPEIt Is Still The Rule For All Who Receive Holy Communion At The Vatican To Do So Kneeling

We get a tiny grasp of who God is and how we will be overwhelmed in His presence in this passage from the prophet Daniel.

“And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw it not: but an exceeding great terror fell upon them, and they fled away, and hid themselves.  And I being left alone saw this great vision: and there remained no strength in me, and the appearance of my countenance was changed in me, and I fainted away, and retained no strength.”  Daniel 10: 7-8

We are so thankful to God to be traditional Catholics and to be able to go to the Holy Latin Mass where the rubrics oblige everyone to kneel and receive Jesus/God on the tongue.

The Traditional Catholic And Novus Ordo Confession Rites

The traditional Catholic Confession begins with the Penitent kneeling down behind a screen and making a sign of the cross and then saying:

Confession“Bless me father for I have sinned.  It has been (week, month, years) since my last confession and these are my sins.”  States the sins and number of times.  Then says: “I am sorry for these sins and all the sins of my life and I ask for absolution and penance of thee my father.”

The priest then gives a penance and asks you to make an act of contrition:

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, amend my life. Amen.

Then the priest extends his right hand and says:

Misereatur tui ominipotens Deus, et dimissis peccatis tuis, perducat te ad vitam aeternam. Amen.

English: May the almighty God have mercy on thee, forgive thee thy sins, and lead thee unto life everlasting. Amen.

Indulgentiam, absolutionem, et remissionem peccatorum tuorum tribuat tibi omnipotens, et misericors Dominus. Amen.

English: May the almighty and merciful Lord grant thee pardon, absolution, and remission of thy sins. Amen.

Dominus noster Jesus Christus te absolvat; et ego auctoritate ipsius te absolvo ab omni vinculo excommunicationis (sespensionis) et interdicti in quantum possum et tu indiges.  Deinde ego te abslovo a peccatis tuis in nomine Patris, (+) et Filii, et Spiritus SanctiAmen.


English: May our Lord Jesus Christ absolve thee; and by His very authority do I absolve thee from every bond of excommunication, suspension and interdict, in so far as lies within my power and thou hast need of it.  Furthermore, I absolve thee from thy sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, (+) and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

He will pray a prayer for you:

Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi, merita Beatae Mariae Virginis et omnium sanctorum, quidquid boni feceris vel mail sustinueris sint tibi in remissionem peccatorum, augmentum gratiae et praemium vitae aeternae. Amen.


English: May the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, the merits of the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, the good thou has done, and the ill thou has endured profit thee unto the remission of sin, increase in grace, and reward in eternity.  Amen.

confession-731x1024Here is the New Confession Rite.

  1. Enter confessional and kneel behind a screen or sit down face-to-face.
  2. Make the sign of the cross.
  3. Say, “Bless me father for I have sinned.  It has been (how long) since my last confession.”
  4. Tell your sins to the priest.
  5. When you are finished sharing your sins say, “ I am sorry for these and all my sins.”
  6. The priest will give you a penance; a prayer to say or something good to do.
  7. You say an Act of Contrition/Prayer of Sorrow.  (many forms)
  8. Then priest gives you absolution;  “God the Father of mercies, through the death and resurrection of his Son has reconciled the world to himself and sent the Holy Spirit among us for the forgiveness of sins; through the ministry of the Church may God give you pardon and peace, and I absolve you from your sins, in the name of the Father, (+) and of the Son,and of the Holy Spirit
  9. The priest then says, “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good.”
    You say, “His mercy endures forever.”

God Bless all you wonderful priests who spend hours and hours hearing confession.  It is wonderful that you take the time to do a complete confession.  Often people express sorrow over not having been listen to in confession because the priest was in a rush or told them what they considered sinful was not.  Inside, they did not feel clean when they left the confessional.   It all felt incomplete.