Sunday, February 21, 2016

Justice Antonin Scalia Funeral Mass: Full PBS Video

Go to minute 1:32:30 for Father Paul Scalia's exemplary sermon for the occasion of his dad's funeral.

"We are gathered here because of one Man,
a Man know personally to many of us,
known only by reputation to even more,
a Man loved by many,
scorned by others,
a Man known for great controversy
and for great compassion.
That Man, of course, is
Jesus of Nazareth...

"Dad understood that the deeper he went in his Catholic faith, the better a citizen and public servant he became. God blessed him with the desire to be the country's good servant because he was God's first...

"We are pray for God's inexplicable mercy to a sinner, to this sinner, Antonin Scalia. Let us not show a false love and allow our admiration to deprive him of our prayers,...that he rest in peace...

"We consider our own place in eternity, and whether it will be with the Lord...We cannot depart here unchanged...We must allow this encounter with eternity to change us, to turn us from sin and towards the Lord."

Transcript of Full Sermon

N.B. That Mass, though manifesting the great Catholic American cohesion of 2016, which has come a long way during the past three decades, is still, almost necessarily, the status quo novus ordo. Scalia, as I understand it, was a Latin Mass faithful Catholic. His right to the Solemn High Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form surely would not even have be an option because of the present continued incompetence of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and of Her episcopal patrons regarding the Latin Liturgy, our Catholic heritage! Which neglect is almost universal throughout the Church's Basilicas, Cathedrals and National Shrines worldwide. That is one of the reasons the SSPX gains so much traction, because we are wrongly deprived of much of the beauty of our Catholic cult in favor of something cheap, flippant and unattractive.

In any case, at least we are beyond the twilight of the confused Borders/Bernadin era of Catholic America!

Cf. Answering the Liturgical Heresy
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