Nov 22, 2005

Life Teen Mass @ St. Timothy's

St. Timothy's in Mesa, Arizona, is the former parish of LIFE TEEN founder Monsignor Fushek.

Tip to Gillibrand.


Anonymous Jon said...

Who is worshipping whom?

Pope Benedict, please, I beg you, mandate that Mass be offered ad Deum instead of versus populum.

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my, that looks like pagan worship or smoke and mirrors or something--something NOT a holy and reverent Catholic Sacrifice of the Mass.

Hopefully Bishop Olmstead will be able to shut down this travesty.

11:21 AM  
Blogger CS said...

Maybe now the movement will finally wither away.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Fr. Savanarola said...

What the #$#@% is that thing in the middle? Could it be an altar? No, it couldnt be an altar. It must be a table from a 70s fern bar.

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life Teen is a cult, in the common, modern sense of the word. It should be condemned to the Inferno. The founder and his accomplices have led hundreds upon hundreds of young people and their families into false worship. One of his former female collegues is now a Protestant "minister", with many, many others joining heretical "faith" communitites.

3:22 PM  
Blogger bobnd said...

Remember the post of a few weeks ago: Here in this place the people are gathered, now that the altar is turned into stage, All that was Holy has been mocked into the coming New Age. Father dispose the heresy spoken, Father protect and make us your own. Deliver us from all intracate evil. Fire of love in our flesh and our bone.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

I can see the red meat crowd is still alive and well. "LifeTeen is a cult," hysterical "assessments," etc.

Yes, this looks very bad for Msgr. Fushek and for the many young people who may (will?) be scandalized over the allegations. But LifeTeen have produced a vibrant faith-life in thousands of youth in parishes in the US and Canada. The LT directors I know are salt of the earth Catholics: orthodox, educated, fully faithful to the Magisterium to a T, and profoundly interested in the salvation of souls. Not all are liturgical wing-nuts.

Take a deep breath, people. It wouldn't hurt to offer some prayers. Spleen venting is so damn cheap.

And now, I await the accusation of closet liberal and heresy-sympathizer.

4:45 PM  
Blogger bobnd said...

Name one place that has a vibrant lifeteen community? I know the parishes that offer a lifeteen mass sing more protesant songs than Catholic and they show more disrespect the blessed sacrement than respect. The places I have been to dropped the lifeteen mass after a while, so don't say it helps the faith because they don't

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salt-of-the-earth Catholics should be by definition: orthodox, educated, fully faithful to the Magisterium to a "T", namely, Tradition, not tawdry theatrics.

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you could show me a truly orthodox LT director at a parish let me know.... I honestly have never found that to be true. (LT passed through about 4 of the parishes in my area, I tried to give it a chance.)

10:38 PM  
Blogger Non Sum Dignus said...

The LT directors I know are salt of the earth Catholics

No doubt, the one that you know...

9:44 AM  
Blogger hilary said...

wow! great pictures of the pagan rites. Where's the chicken sacrifice for reading the auguries?

3:22 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Hilary, Chicken sacrifice??? Right here!!

3:40 PM  
Blogger skeetor said...

You know what we really need? Thats right more useless tripe to goad uninterested teenagers who have so many more interesting things to do, to the fullness of christ. In a culture filled with ADHD kids running around trying to find a new way to get an attention "fix" lets completely screw up the one thing they really need, hell while were at it lets get the cartoon network to put it on tv and dress the priest up like conan the barbarian.

8:19 PM  
Blogger bobnd said...

You know what we need to do. Get rid of life teen. Get rid of these horrendous catechisms and teach out of the CCC and not make religion class into a feel good hour on Wed night. Get rid of the lay coordinator and make teaching religion part of the pastor's job. Remember what Orthodox warrior and I both say about protesants. "Protesants are Pagans."

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All that LifeTeen has ever shown me was love. Their goal is to "Lead teens closer to Christ." If it wasn't for LifeTeen I would not see Love on the cross.

Stop this hate. We are all sinners. We should pray for each other, not condemn each other to the pit.

P.S. You need to get an updated photo. St. Timothy's doesn't look like that anymore.

10:29 PM  
Blogger C S said...

It struck me as I was watching a video linked at Catholic Church Conservation:

That while I may not agree with everything that was said, in most of the clips where they showed priests liturgically misbehaving, many came from Msgr. Fushek's happy lifeteen jams. Very interesting...

7:43 PM  

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