or bringing the brothel
to St. Peter's Square
Today was Francis' 78th birthday. The expected gift of a 'flash mob' tango for him went as planned. Nothing like jazzing up the season of Advent with the profane! There was the usual circus surrounding Francis for this day: some seminarians baked him a cake & shared some yerba mate, a representative group of the homeless gave Francis eight sunflowers, the crowd sang Happy Birthday in several languages to him, a Spanish cooperative brought 800 kg of chicken, and the tango was danced!
Francis gives a shout out to the 'tangeros'
"I see the 'tangeros' are here. They will put on a great show and bring a wind from
the pampas over here!"
the pampas over here!"
the profane tango
Today is not only Jorge Mario Bergoglio's birthday but it is also the first day of the ancient Roman Saturnalia celebrations. The Saturnalia tradition was continued in the riotous medieval festival known as the Feast of Fools. The Catholic Church condemned the Feast of Fools many times until it forbade it in 1431 at the Council of Basil. Symbolically this is an apt comparison to the revolution taking place today under Francis. For the Feast of Fools was a carnivalesque rite of inversion,
"multiple forms of symbolic inversion, including cross-dressing, masking as animals, wafting foul-smelling incense, and electing burlesque bishops, popes, and patriarchs. The thrust of these burlesque forms was mockery of serious ritual and of the dominant social order behind it."
What is Francis doing to all the teachings of the Catholic Church if he is not inverting and perverting them?
Who is right and who is wrong about the tango? Is it Francis or Pope Saint Pius X?
On behalf of Pope St. Pius X, the Vicar General of Rome Card. Basilio Pompili issued a Pastoral Letter in 1914 denouncing the tango as highly damaging to the soul. The Cardinal stated:
"The tango, which has already been condemned by illustrious Bishops and is prohibited even in Protestant countries, must be absolutely prohibited in the see of the Roman Pontiff, the centre of the Catholic religion." He urged the clergy to courageously raise their voices "to defend the sanctity of Christian customs against the threatening danger and overwhelming immorality of the new paganism." He also warned parents that if they do not protect their children from such corruption, they will be guilty before God of failing in their most sacred duties. The New York Times, January 16, 1914
Happy 78th Birthday!
Recall, just the other day Francis said he wished Catholics would slip and fall on a banana peel because this would lead them to sin which would bring them back to God, not a Catholic idea is it? Today, we have Francis at his general audience encouraging people to sin all the while smiling, laughing, and humbly sitting in a simple chair. When one is out among the peripheries (which Francis is always droning on and on about) without even a basic grasp of what Catholicism is, then the sinful values of the peripheries become your values. Nothing sums this up like Francis and his love for the tango! Is it any wonder the Novus Ordo has declining attendance and membership with representatives like Suor Cristina and Francis? If you are not on board with Francis and his revolution, you must be a traditionalist stick in the mud or as Francis would say, "Pharisee!"
Tango Mass with Cardinal Bergoglio
the tango begins at 26 minutes 38 seconds