I find it ironic to the extreme that those who present themselves as the only faithful Catholics left in the world openly declare their complete contempt for the Church's Magesterium over and over again. This is no where better personified than in Father John Zuhlsdorf. Father Z, like every good radical traditionalist, feels that the only salvation for the Church and the world is not Jesus Christ but the pre-1962 liturgy. According to Father Zuhlsdorf, every problem in the Church and the world can be traced to the Second Vatican Council and the implementation of the "Novus Ordo" garbage, er, Mass.
This assertion was seen in all its glory in a recent post by Father Zuhlsdorf in which he linked to a post by another rad trad priest, Father Ray Blake. I have never previously read anything by Father Blake. However, he is considered quite controversial in his native England, especially when he blamed the poor for making a mess in his church:
A priest has launched an attack on the poor and homeless describing them as ‘lying and messy’ people sent by God to test his faith.
Outspoken Father Ray Blake even said one who regularly turned up at his church pleading for money was ‘an irritating little b******d’.
He accused the beggar of making a mess of his prayers as he passed his cap around his congregation looking for donations.
The controversial Catholic cleric said in a blog post: 'The trouble with the poor is that they are messy.
'There is a secluded area between the church and our hall, a passage, occasionally we find someone has got a few cardboard boxes together and has slept there, and if it has been raining leaves a sodden blanket, cardboard there to be cleaned up.
'Often it also smells of urine and there is often excrement there and sometimes a used needle or two.'