Father Jerry with iPhone on Altar leading breathing exercises at Mass . The Modernist Abomination of "Fr." Jerry is Given an Aesthetic Critique by the Still Wandering "conservative" Dr. Marshall. His Critique Is Reminiscent of What the Wanderer was writing 40 years ago.
Dr. Chojnowski: You have to admire Dr. Marshall for tackling the phenomenon of "Fr." Jerry. I must admit that for one of my sons and I "Fr." Jerry has a particular fascination. For my son, it is a confirmation to him of what I have been saying about the Novus Ordo. For myself, it is a clear presentation of what I have experienced many times in the past. It is good to, every once in awhile, to experience again what initially drove you to live the life the way you do. It was absolute disgust at the informality, cultural vulgarity, theological vacuity of the Novus Ordo that initially drove me to look for the real Catholic religion. This was when I was a young teenager in the early 80s. But 40 years have passed since that time. When I hear Dr. Marshall here, it seems to me as if 40 years of agonizing endurance has been in vain for the world of traditional Catholicism. Can we ever get beyond searching for a more "reverent" liturgy?
It must be the deep theological and philosophical doctrines that have attacked Holy Mother Church that are central for us. The philosophical modernism, beginning with Descartes and coming to fruition with Kant, is expressed fully in the phenomenology of the European theologians of the 20th century that produced the documents of Vatican II. The radical nature of this change of mental attitude and "life-world" is critical for understanding the phenomena that is all around us. Ultimately, the subjectivism and the "bracketing" of the question of existence was going to invalidate the sacraments. Sacraments based on "meaning structures" rather than real substances are necessarily outside the intention of Holy Mother Church. To collapse Grace into Nature, like the Neo-Modernists have done, is to obviate the need for the sacraments and even for the Church itself. Wojtyla's theology of universal salvation, by which all men from their conception (i.e., when they become human) are united to Christ and given Christ's grace irregardless of their status with regard to baptism or membership in the Catholic Church, has to be regarded as not just heresy but apostasy. With this new teaching, the Church does not need to save people, it just needs to tell people that they are already saved. Read Fr. Johannes Dormann's series, published by Angelus Press, concerning John Paul II's theology. It is chock full of heresies, which include his denial of the Filioque doctrine, universal salvation, and he rejection of the Descent of Our Lord's Soul into Hades after His Resurrection. What about Ratzinger's "myth of an ontological God" and his writings in which affirm that Christ became God on the Cross by His perfect act of self-giving. In Dr. Marshall's survey of "Fr." Jerry, he should have listened to the Corpus Christi service in which Jerry affirms that we all should become the Body and Blood of Christ. He said this without any metaphorical intention or qualification. This was his version of a heretical understanding of Transubstantiation. If everyone is the Body and Blood of Christ, no wonder he has a rock band on the alter and slumps over it, facing the people, to give his sermons. The heretical theology explains the behavior.