Card. Cupich has his own Pachamama Moment. People who want the Traditional Latin Mass must be crushed, but this is apparently okay. | Fr. Z’s Blog

I’ve always been interested in Chinese history and culture, and the regional cuisines – when well prepared – are amongst the best on earth.

Card. Cupich has his own Pachamama Moment. People who want the Traditional Latin Mass must be crushed, but this is apparently okay. | Fr. Z’s Blog

I got to know the Chinese Catholic community in Rome pretty well and found them to be wonderfully warm and deeply pious.

Therefore, I found this video of Card. Cupich performing a pagan Chinese ceremony to be pretty interesting.  Biretta tip.  o{]:¬)

At the Chinese New Year and for other special occasions there is a “lion dance” or “lion awakening” ceremony, with drums and cymbals. It includes food offerings for the sky god and painting the pupils on the costume-lion’s eyes to bring it “alive” and empower it with “good luck”. Dots are also painted on its ears, nose and mouth. It’s all very noisy and colorful.

So is that the sort of thing that a Catholic bishop should preside over? A pagan ceremony intended to bring “good luck”. It’s one thing to witness such a cultural event, but to be the one who performs the principle act of bringing the pagan symbol to “life”?

Card. Cupich issued a document intended to crush people who desire traditional Catholic sacred worship.* But he can have his own Pachamama Moment. Having 1 Cor 10:20 in mind, here is what he says as he performs the painting ceremony.

Good fortune upon your head, miraculous light glittering to your eyes, your ears capturing sounds from all directions. May the most favorable auspicious big fortune and great profit be to you throughout the whole year, from the beginning all the way to the end.

Cardinal Blase Cupich performs a pagan Chinese ceremony

Oh… and this is Chicago, also. St. Sabina on the South Side for Christmas. This is okay with Cupich, but the people who want the TLM must be PUNISHED.

*Unless perhaps filing canonical processes slows  down the steam-roller.

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