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Just shut up and GO THE ____ AWAY!

It’s funny that the Irish held the Faith so long and through so much vicious persecution by their occupiers, only to lose it abruptly, starting in 1969.

The year the world ended.

“Catholics” was a novel published in 1972 about a future Church in which Rome has become the persecutor of the ancient and Holy Faith. They made a movie of it starring a very young Martin Sheen as the faithless priest sent by Rome to shut down the world’s last traditional Mass in Ireland.

All these people want to know is why we’re being so difficult. Why can’t we just give up quietly and go away?

JUST GO AWAY, already…


23 thoughts on “Just shut up and GO THE ____ AWAY!”

  1. Rory Donnellan says:

    In modern-day formerly-Catholic Ireland, young women no longer have to take to ships to brutally butcher their own children, and disgusting sodomite sickos are permitted to publicly mock the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony with legal protection. St Patrick’s Day – well that’s just another excuse to get blindly drunk in Lent. Welcome to the great springtime of Vatican 2!

  2. Lynne says:

    Speaking of Ireland…

    An SSPX priest celebrating a Mass at a Mass Rock on the Feast of the Assumption this year.

    Ireland, 1649. The Catholic faith is banned by English invaders, churches are desecrated, then closed. A bounty of ten pounds — twice that of a wolf — is placed on each priest’s head. Those captured are hung until nearly dead, their stomachs cut open with cleaving knives, disemboweled while still alive and then beheaded. Finally, their bodies are chopped into four pieces. Anyone found harboring a priest is hanged immediately.

    Nevertheless, it is Sunday and you owe an obligation to God that is higher than any to the English government. Arising at midnight, your wife readies the children for the long, chilly walk outdoors. In darkness the family silently marches out the back gate, down the grassy trail toward the mountain and then disappears into the thick green trees.

    Before a massive rock, Irish men, women and children kneel on the heather of the hillside. Sentries stand watch on the surrounding mountain peaks for the approach of British troops. A curtain is pulled around an altar built of loose stones but noises come from within as a man and a boy prepare the implements for Mass: book, tablecloth, wine, water, bread. No one can see those behind the sanctuary curtain — and thus could never be forced to identify who offered them the Blessed Sacrament. In the black stillness, a baby’s cries are muffled by a soft maternal hand. Then, it is quiet.

    “Introibo ad altare Dei,” intones the older voice. “Ad deum qui laetificat juventutem meam,” replies a younger one.

    After the consecration, a line forms quietly behind a protruding rock near the sanctuary curtain. Each takes a turn kneeling on the cold stone, as a voice says, “Corpus Domini nostri Jesu Christi custodiat animam tuam in vitam aeternam. Amen.” A hand reaches out from behind the veil and places a Communion Host on every tongue.

    After the reading of the Last Gospel, most scatter in different directions to escape detection. A few stay behind to have their confessions heard. Afterwards, only a boy and a man remain, hiding any evidence of what occurred. With the man’s blessing, the youngster heads off into the woods. Finally, the man, his priest’s kit stowed safely under his arm, slips into the forest, disappearing like a thief in the night.

    Scattered throughout Ireland, often found hidden deep within lush, green forests in remote mountains, what appear to be ancient open air amphitheaters carved into the mountainside can still be found, and intrepid travelers occasionally stumble across them. At the center of each is a large pile of loose stones resembling a makeshift altar. Frequently, a small box-like structure, looking not unlike a confessional booth, is nearby.

    These are no ordinary rustic relics. Rather, they are “Mass Rocks,” vestiges of the persecution of Catholics by English Protestants from 1536 to 1829. Here, when the Faith was outlawed and priests hunted down like criminals, Mass was celebrated secretly for the faithful. For several periods in Irish history, it was at these Mass Rocks where the light of the Faith continued to flicker, even unto the darkest of nights.

    For Catholics, this is Holy Ground.

  3. Remnant Clergy says:

    St. Patrick prophesied that Ireland will not suffer the reign of the Antichrist. Soon there will not be an Ireland in fulfillment of that prophecy.

  4. Barbara says:

    Holy obedience? And now ‘the laity’ are supposed to do the heavy lifting. Bishop Schneider and Cardinal Burke have both said it’s now up to us. Right. Try jumping up during the sermon next Sunday and shouting “Father, you are wrong!”

    There was a bishop on CM TV awhile back, Gracias I think was his name, interviewed by Mr. Voris. He actually said faithful bishops are for the most part shy and don’t speak up at the Conferences – that the modernists are aggressive and hog all the mike-time! The old weasel. He expects US to shout out when he and many others sat on their hands and looked demurely down at their desks when the evil was being done? Disgusting cowards and traitors!!!!!

  5. James says:

    I remember when that Call to Action ‘mass’ with Remi de Roo first took place. My trad Knights of Columbus friends and I watched it and figured that would be gone within a few years. Well, Remi de Roo STILL won’t go the f*** away:

    Emboldened by Bergoglio, he’s still out there trying to make disciples.

    My KofC friends also watched that ‘Catholics’ film. We all let out a sigh of relief at the end, saying, “Boy we dodged a bullet back then.” We were so confident in Benedict the Great leading us up and up in the Great Restoration. The ‘biological solution’ would take care of the few remaining dinosaurs.

    How hasty and naïve we were. The false god of papolatry is getting smashed in painful fashion.

    Martin Sheen makes a good symbol of the whole neo-modernist project. He took the stage name ‘Sheen’ after Fulton Sheen, whom he much admired. He may call himself Sheen, but the Catholicism represented by this new Sheen bears almost no resemblance to the Catholicism represented by the old Sheen. That’s their MO: keep the traditional names and terms and concepts of Catholicism but fill them with new meanings. For Francis, no element of the Faith is too sacred for him to redefine according to his whims. And the usual crowd can pretend that nothing has changed…

  6. James McCoy says:

    Wow, that movie looks like great fun.

  7. Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner says:

    Ireland has gone the way of France so long ago. 🙁

  8. Hilary White says:

    Pace Kevin Spacey, the real greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was using holy obedience to destroy the Faith.

  9. Barnum says:

    And, dear, dear 60s perspicuous Abps. you did notice the diversity, right?

    What did Dante say? “Abps. Gone Wild?” Something like that?

  10. Barnum says:

    One more thing– men smoking outside the church during the sermon. You don’t see that any more, eh?

  11. Barnum says:

    You ge3t the impression that the thing was written by a periti or an American University Cleric Professor. Seeing the credits again will be interesting. again, the callous foresight and calculations of the haters of Our Lord and His miracles is stunning.

  12. Barnum says:

    Just watched the film loop. Wow. They had the whole thing planned since then. The same transvaluation of values was in the open back then. I only remembered the ham acting of C. Sheen and the Abbot, but now I recall how tinny and one-sided the seemingly honest dialogues were.

    I was a teen at the time. This film reinforced in me that one is Catholic, or is not. I will not pass judgment on any actor.

  13. Barnum says:

    I remember this movie quite well, especially the abbot who lost his Faith because of Lourdes (Mary should have cured every pilgrim, I suppose, was the beef) and had a nervous breakdown because he was put on the spot to lead the still-believing monks in the Lord’s prayer. What a ham-redolent hoot!

    In the Middle Ages, people considered the troupe of traveling actors whores and thieves. Catholics did nothing to debunk that observation. Is Charlie Pere still alive?

  14. Gerard Brady says:

    My Father was a Catholic as was his Father and his Father before him and they understood that the Church was hierarchical. One Sunday in 1969 the parish priest explained that there was a new mass for Catholics and that it was important that we accepted it with docility and that everybody should go home and burn their old Latin prayer books and missals as a sign of this docility. I remember this although I was 9 at the time; my Father going up the back garden and burning the books. My Father was a good man – a better man than me but he was misled by his parish priest. That’s the way the revolution was carried out in Ireland and because they had trusted their clergy everything else followed on. Now we have this;

  15. Linda says:

    Michael Dowd ,

    Milwaukee here.
    Through the late ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, etc…
    I was confirmed by him.
    Ya know what I’m talkin about?
    And, yet, here we are.
    There is great great hope. 🙂

  16. Rory Donnellan says:

    Today Ireland is largely populated by “soupers” – Catholics who have given up the Faith of St Patrick for a bowl of soup!
    Legalising perverse homosexual relationships by popular vote came as no surprise in that country of dirty, rotten “soupers”.

  17. DJR says:

    Michael Dowd says: Reminds me of hardships of trying to bring up our kids in the Archdiocese of Detroit which was the epicenter of modern madness Catholicism.

    The year: 1976. The place: Detroit. The event: Call to Action conference.

    Small group of faithful Catholics slowly walk up in front of everyone with a banner that reads: “When you leave this city, take our red cardinal with you.” (Dearden).

    When confronted by police, they begin chanting: “Judas, Judas, traitor priests. Judas, Judas, traitor priests. Judas, Judas, traitor priests. ” Then they oblige the police and leave, chanting: “Judas, Judas, Judas.”

    That was the way it was done in “the old days.”

  18. Maggie says:

    I also had my children confirmed in another diocese (finally I moved and now live in it) and had to homeschool them the faith. But I am old enough to remember the change in the Mass. I recall the young priest so excited about all the changes and how wonderful it was going to be. And things slipped QUICKLY from there. Almost immediately the guitars and folk music came to the ‘new mass’ (from the Anglican book of Common Prayer). Almost immediately priests and nuns started leaving their vocations and the habits and clerics started to disappear. I had 12 years of Catholic school. In grade school we went to Mass daily. In middle school, once a week, in high school once a month and by the time I graduated, we did not go at all.

    So many left the Church brokenhearted but they really did not leave; the “Church” left them. And then years of heretical teaching and no catechesis have brought about what we have now where former Catholics in the U.S. outnumber the practicing ones or we have the scandal of pro-abort “c”atholics, etc.

  19. Michael Dowd says:

    Reminds me of hardships of trying to bring up our kids in the Archdiocese of Detroit which was the epicenter of modern madness Catholicism. Among other things was withdrawing all of them from the no longer Catholic School system, starting our own school, driving 20 miles to find a good Mass, and finally my wife started her own Catechism program in a public school for 100 kids. The children had to be taken to another diocese for Confirmation. This is not the way it was supposed to be.

  20. Linda says:

    Because we’re right.
    And they’re wrong.
    And we know it.
    And so do they.
    Dang, but it’s a rousing thing, that.

  21. Ademar says:


    Thank you for the video you embedded, Miss White! While the full movie ends in
    a sad/cynical way (I looked up the plot.), the accompanying ballad, “The Mass Rock in the Glen,”
    was most inspiring of heroism! It reminded me of the heroic suffering my Ukrainian Greek Catholic
    relatives went through under the Soviet occupation of Ukraine (I’m a kid of WWII refugees from there.).

    Sadly, such heroism for the Faith is largely gone, both from Ireland and Ukraine, in Ireland destroyed by
    Modernism and materialism, in my ancestral Ukraine by Modernist-inspired ecumenism and an exaggerated
    desire to preserve ethnic identity, both at the cost of allowing the True Faith (in its Eastern Catholic form) to be a mere
    equal with schismatic Orthodox, heretic Protestant, and even pagan religions (or no religion at all).

    To facilitate the salvation of my own soul, I canonically switched from my cradle Ukrainian Catholicism to the Roman Rite some years ago so that I could continue the originally organically welcomed but “now-discouraged-because-Latinisms” practices of Adoring Our Lord and praying the Rosary, and having a liturgical life consistent with the devotional. While the original Vatican intention of helping the Eastern Catholic Churches come back to their “roots” by purging them of accreted “Latinisms” may have been good, it was quite disorienting to those of us living in the “Latinized” version of Ukrainian Catholicism and seeking intimacy with Our Lord therein.

    However, given the general ecclesiastical catastrophe we find ourselves in, this is a relatively small point. We tragically lack heroes nowadays, and it will fall on us little folk to be them as we someday soon seek out the Irish Mass rocks or Ukrainian woods/private homes or their local equivalents where we dwell, where the Holy Sacrifice, Eastern or Western, will be offered as it should be.

    Our Lady of Fatima, ora pro nobis!

  22. Thetimman says:

    Holy cow is that movie on the nose. Bastards.

  23. Presbyer says:

    I remember watching that move in the seminary with some of my classmates. Even then I knew we were in for it.

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