Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Consecrated Host Desecrated by Professor; Day of Prayer and Reparation this Friday

Professor Paul Myers, an atheist, got the Consecrated Host he was looking for and desecrated it as he advertised he would do if someone got him one.

Fr. John Trigilio of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy has called for a day of prayer and fasting this Friday on the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori in reparation for this horrible act. Specifially, he is requesting that people make a holy hour.

Only Our Lord knows how many other souls were led into this kind of behavior by this man - far more than we probably know about. Just read the few vile comments left at the blog of Fr. John Trigilio. He permitted two or three so people could see. I went to the blog of Paul Myers and had read some of the comments there supporting him. It was sickening.

I'm not going to permit any vile comments period. I saw enough when I made my last post on this topic. I'm just going to reject them. There's enough hate speech against the Catholic Church to begin with and I won't allow this to be a forum for more.


It's good to be upset and hurt by this because it demonstrates a belief in the Real Presence. This should prompt us to make acts of reparation: sacrifies, prayers, holy hours. However, it is even more consoling to the Lord when that is accompanied not by hatred for the offender, but love as Our Father in heaven loves all of His children.

It's not enough to make an act of reparation for the actions of this man and all who follow him. Rather, we need to pray for him as a child of God - one whom the Lord loves unconditionally as much as the most devoted soul. Harsh words and anger will not convert anyone to the faith and will drive them further away.

I want to make all readers aware too, that Fr. Trigilio rightly points out that it is wrong to make threats of any kind against someone. As displeasing as it is to the Lord for someone to threaten or engage in physical violence against a person for any reason, how much more displeasing it is to the Lord if that threat or deed is done in His Name. The same goes for words and comments in blogs and forums.

Pray for Paul Myers and for all who are indifferent or hostile to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Meditate on Our Lord's words on the Cross: Forgive them, Lord, for they know not what they do. Also meditate on St. Maria Goretti and the extraordinary virtue she exercised in forgiving her attacker, Allessandro. She died at his hands, but she forgave him before she died. He died much later in life a converted soul and she told people before she died that she wanted Allessandro in heaven with her. He committed a terrible crime, one that cried out to heaven, but was graced with holiness for much

Here is more from Zenit: Desecration of Host not seen as Free Speech

Fr. John Trigilio's Blogpost: Biologist Balks at Request to Apologize (a must read)
Fr. Trigilio with an update: All rights are inalienable but none are absolute

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Cathy Adamkiewicz said...

Thank you so much for this post! I always find it interesting how the Holy Spirit leads me through the "blogosphere" to sites I need to see.
I knew nothing of this horrible man and his desecration of the Eucharist,but now that I do I will definitely be sharing the story and offering up prayers of reparation.
My heart is so heavy. My Jesus, I'm so sorry!

"a modern-day Magdalen" said...

Let's not forget whoever it was that obtained the Host, and then handed Him over...may God have mercy on that soul, too. How many others to pray for, especially those involved in Satanic worship which always involves desecration of the Consecrated Host.
Yet another reason for re-instating reception of Holy Communion on the tongue only!
Thanks, Diane, and may God reward you.

Dei Verbum said...

This scandal is probably only the tip of the iceberg, how many times a day is Christ insulted by many who recieve Him in an unworthy state of soul.
It is all the more hurtful when you realize that the Lord of all creation is as helpless as a new born baby in the Blessed Sacrament.
I am now leaving to attend Mass where I shall offer reparation for this and all other acts of offense.
`Sic Transit Gloria Mundi`

Carolina Cannonball said...

just wanted to thank you again for sending me the link. I spent some time in adoration and went to benediction & mass afterward.

Diane said...

I'm sure it was pleasing to the Lord as many people made acts of reparation, and with so little notice.

As bloggers, I think we need to continue encouraging adoration for reparation and holy hours for sanctity.