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Alter Christi

July 8th, 2009, Promulgated by Gen

Thus is a priest supposed to be, another Christ, alter Christi. However, when shackled by diocesan politics this seems to become a very difficult thing to be. It is, of course, not the priest’s fault. It is his bishop’s or his ordinary’s.

Anyways, I thought that it would be appropriate to share with you an experience I happened to see once in a Rochester parish. I’ll leave it to your imagination to guess which one. I could see that the nun was all dressed for some preaching, and all was on track for Mass to begin. About five minutes before Mass, the priest, who is retired, entered the sacristy and noted the nun’s attire. Again, I leave it to your imagination to guess what the attire was. He looked at her and said, “Sister, what are you doing today?” She responded, “Why, J___, I’m giving the homily.”

“No, you’re not. You never asked my permission. And if you had, I would not have given it to you.”

“You’re forgetting I’m your boss now.”

“Not out there.” (The sanctuary)

This priest truly acted as he ought to have, being another Christ and, at the same time, a defender for Him as well. God Bless. Fr. J___ for his unflinching attitude towards what Liturgy should be.


8 Responses to “Alter Christi”

  1. Dr. K says:

    God bless this priest for his courage!

    ~Dr. K

  2. Tim Doubt says:

    May the Year of the Priest bring grace and courage to our priests!!! Hopefully we can have more examples of faithfulness to Tradition and the Magesterium!!

    God Bless our Priests!

  3. Anonymous says:

    A true soldier of Christ. I hope this holy man did not cave in to this preaching nun. He has recourse to the Vatican if she dare order him to "dialogue" with her in the homily.

  4. Anonymous says:

    May God grant him the strength to withstand the attacks of Satan upon our Church.

  5. Way to go, Father!

  6. SISTER EMILY says:


  7. Sed says:

    I love this priest. Wish we had more like him.

  8. Rob says:

    I think I know who you're talking about. He is a tough man, and won't take any crap from this wannabe.

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