Priests at the London Oratory have
called for prayers of reparation after a consecrated Host was allegedly
stolen during High Mass and desecrated by an atheist professor in
Several priests have celebrated Masses of reparation this week
responding to a video posted on the internet of a young man taking the
Host and later placing it next to a condom, claiming he was holding it
“hostage” inside the prophylactic until the Pope changed his policy on
contraception in light of Africa’s Aids epidemic.
An evening of reparation with Mass and Adoration with prayers, litanies
and silent meditation is planned for next Wednesday. Oratorians have
also called on the faithful to make personal acts of reparation this
week and next “for all the outrages against the Blessed Sacrament
around the world”.
“Close observation of the film and of the facts seems to suggest that
this is not an elaborate hoax, but depicts something that really
occurred,” said the e-mail asking people to make acts of reparation. It
also asked people to pray for “the conversion of the culprits, that
they will answer God’s call to repentance and open their hearts to
receive His forgiveness”.
The incident took place during the Oratory’s High Mass on July 13 and
was posted on the internet soon after. It said: “The Catholic Church
forfeits all rights to respect for its ludicrous beliefs, including
‘transubstantiation’, while its anti-condom campaign in Africa results
in tens of thousands of deaths.”
What only tens of thousands of deaths?
The claim is usually “millions of deaths” so this guy needs
to get on the same page with the other raving lunatics. Now raving
lunatics might seem rather uncharitable, but I think it is a charitable
interpretation of such an understanding that the Church’s opposition to
condoms is what causes deaths from AIDS.
They have to believe that the Pope has the
power to stop people from using condoms while at the same time having
no power to deter people from having sex outside of marriage.
That people will be willing to commit the grave sin of
adultery/fornication but then their conscience stops them from using a
condom because they heard the Pope was against it. Yeah this
is impeccable logic. So I guess we need to write the pope and to tell
him to use the same
powers he has concerning condoms and do it with other areas of Church
By this logic safe driving is when a
reckless driver has an airbag. It is not behavior that
matters, but having protection for bad behavior.
They also never explain how a couple
actually following Church teaching and only have relations in the
context of marriage would ever need a condom to protect them from STDs.
So I guess instead of getting upset by people not being
faithful to Church teaching if they are really worried about deaths
from STDs they should be upset that people aren’t following Church
teaching if they are going to be consistent.
They also don’t feel responsible for
people who used condoms and then received AIDS anyway. They
would never drink some liquid that had a 80 to 90 percent of not
killing you, yet somehow recommending a condom with failure rates like
that is acceptable. Liberals will go crazy about .000001
percent of something in the water supply, but condom failures are
The putting together of the Eucharist and
the condom is sign and anti-sign. Jesus is the way the truth
and the life, and the condom is the symbol against life. Life
to be prevented and a symbol to the cult of pleasure without
consequences. The condom is a separation and a barrier, while
Jesus became man to remove all separation and barriers between God and
At least we now know who supplied the host
to P.Z. Myers so that we can also add our prayers for him.