This concerns a humble and holy priest from Brazil, Fr. Batista da Silva, who was accosted by a transgressor who maliciously disrupted his Ash Wednesday Mass while shouting obscenities against the priest, and who then proceeded to defile the Holy Eucharist after the priest mildly advised him that he would not be permitted to receive Communion in the hand as he demanded. After tripping and falling down through his own fury, parishioners were able to peaceably secure the man for the purpose of extracting the defiled Host from his hand, which was done successfully and without further incident. Their objective was to simply halt the altercation and defend the Holy Eucharist from sacrilege.
Criminal indictments have now been brought against Fr. Batista on the grounds that he incited violence against the man. It should be pointed out that Fr. Batista was offering the Latin Tridentine Mass, which explains the man’s hostility, since the Latin Mass is what enrages the devil’s fury more than anything else. This isn’t the first time the Latin Mass has incited the malice of the ancient serpent. Since when hasn’t it?
Kudos to Fr. Batista da Silva for his faithful and true defense of the Holy Eucharist. A true and humble priest indeed! The aforementioned malefactor is a typical possession case, full of hostility and hatred against Christ and His people, and any Church authority that would show the least respect for the “criminal” charges being brought against Fr. Batista would show himself to be a criminal himself.
It will be interesting to see what the local ordinary or the Vatican might have to say about this incident, but nothing should surprise us at this point. If faithful prelates like Cardinals Sarah and Burke have been sacked for their pure defense of the Faith, why wouldn’t it happen to Fr. Batista? He should prepare himself for full-fledged martyrdom, because his martyrdom has already begun. What Jesus said in the Gospel most certainly applies: “Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matt. 5:10)
Editor’s Note: We have received the following report from our Catholic brothers in the Archdiocese of Niterói (a municipality close to the City of Rio de Janeiro), Brazil, about a very serious incident that occurred last Ash Wednesday at São Domingos de Gusmão (Saint Dominic de Guzmán) parish church. We kindly ask you to read it and then meet our requests for Catholic action at the article’s conclusion. MJM
Last Ash Wednesday everything was ready for the celebration of the Holy Mass at São Domingos de Gusmão parish church. The faithful entered the church and prepared themselves to ask God’s Grace, receive the Sign of the Cross on their foreheads, listen to the exhortation to “turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel”, and so enter into the Lenten Season. The service was a Traditional Latin Mass; the minister was a diocesan priest, Father Anderson Batista da Silva, who has celebrated the Vetus Ordo for a long time, even before the promulgation of Summorum Pontificum.—More…
David Martin is the former moderator for St. Michaels Radio which is the one radio program of our time specializing in Catholic prophecy. He has also authored numerous articles on the Church and the Papacy which have appeared on various blogs and websites.
David presently resides in Los Angeles, California where for thirty years he has coordinated a Catholic ministry. He is a daily communicant in his parish church and strongly supports Benedict XVI’s aspiration to see the Traditional Latin Mass returned to every Catholic parish of the world.Commenting Policy
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