The Remnant is known as a bastion for faithful traditional Catholics and generally brooks no nonsense from clergy who shirk their sacerdotal duties. Last week I came across this article in the electronic edition of the Remnant, and it has me scratching my head. I link to it now and ask you to read it - and the comments.
In a nutshell, a priest in Brazil regularly offers the Traditional Mass. In keeping with those rubrics, Holy Communion is offered to the faithful on their tongues as they kneel. On Ash Wednesday an unruly man entered the church during Mass. He was disruptive throughout. The ushers did nothing and let him continue.
When the time came for Holy Communion, the man refused to receive on the tongue. Father ended up acquiescing to his demand for Communion in the hand. He refused to consume the Host and began to shout and act out more. At this point the congregation restrained him; in the meantime the man crumbled the Host, with Fragments of Our Lord's Body strewn on the floor. It appears in the article that Father was mortified and I trust that means he learned from his errors.
I wish I could say the same for the discussion moderator (employed by Remnant, I assume) and some of the commentors. They were all too ready to excuse the dereliction of duty on the part of both the ushers and the priest. Judging from the language that the moderator used, I believe the moderator is a woman. I cannot imagine a man engaging in a "poor Father!" type of pity party. It's bad enough when women get caught up in such emotions that they won't deal with the root issues (and I'm a woman, by the way) but it's downright disgusting when men engage in such maudlin talk.
Below the jump break I'll give you some snippets from the comments: things you can find for yourselves.
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