“Queering” The Church

I have posted yesterday a video of a beautiful version of “Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat”. This is Gregorian chant, and the same version sung at the Brompton Oratory.

It is reverent but strong, and devoutly masculine. It is music written by a man, and meant to be sung by men.

Not inclusive enough, then; or enough effeminate, come to that.

Have your little “YouTube” tour searching for other version of this very song, and notice the utterly castrated rubbish of the same text that have been created after V II. Frightful stuff. Either girls' chirping, or as bent as Elton.

Now, why would anyone who has at his disposal a wonderful patrimony of ancient music recur to such utter rubbish? Because the rubbish is in his head first, that's why.

The desire to be “inclusive” and have music that would not let women feel “excluded” perfectly matches the agenda of the many Monsignor Riccas out there, to whom the Church must become as faggoty as just possible. As a result, the unholy alliance between the PC crowd and the perverted one creates an atmosphere of effeminacy, and makes of the sacred liturgy a hostage of the stupid and the perverts. Then we complain there are few altar servers, and a crisis of vocations.

Instead of blabbering about the role of women in the Church (there is no record the Blessed Virgin ever complained about her own, or the role of women within the Church in general) the Catholic clergy from the Pope down should talk more about the role of men in the Church. Priesthood must be seen again as something eminently and unmistakably masculine, not the last refuge for young males with uncertain sexuality – I have seen more than a couple of those – or worse – I think I have seen a couple of those, too -.

Men will be men. They will be helped to discover their vocation if they see in it their destiny as men, the accomplishment of the men God made them to be. If they see a camp atmosphere around them, they will naturally be put off from the priesthood. Not only is this very natural, but in agreement with God's plan, that the earthly Church be provided with many and good priests when she deserves it, and punished with a crisis of vocation, and mediocre or worse than mediocre clergy – up to the very top, of course – when she doesn't. We have seen this at work in the last 50 years.

As we pray for vocations, we must pray for an earthly Church that creates the conditions for both the abundance and the quality of them.

Keep the fags and the effeminate out of the temple.

Christus Vincit. Christus Regnat. Christus Imperat.



Posted on November 25, 2013, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Great post! As of yet I haven’t listened to ‘Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat’ from Youtube. But I agree with all of this posting.

    • Thanks, Gary.
      Scroll down a couple of message and it’s there.
      I also never carry headphones around so I can never listen to videos on the bus 😉


  2. So, Mundabor, in all seriousness, does that mean I’m not supposed to sing at Mass? I really won’t be offended it the answer is ‘of course not!’ I suppose it’s a hang-along from the NO, but I like to sing the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, and whatever Polyphony the (2 man) choir is singing. It’s so, so, so true that NOTHING sounds as good as those two men- women just couldn’t pull off the reverence somehow… but I was told that, at a parish Mass, everyone can join in. What say you?

    • The problem is not what you do at Mass. Sing at your heart’s content.
      The problem is when the music becomes effeminate because, otherwise, you wouldn’t want to sing it.

      As an aside, I can’t imagine a female choir singing the chant I have posted yesterday. It’s so virile it would be almost unbecoming. But again, this only means you will probably not want to perform that particular chant.


  3. I got the reference of the title of your post. “Queering the Church” is a so-called “Liberal Catholic” blog that preoccupies itself with writing about conservatives like us. They spent a few days talking about me a few months back because I was alarmed when Pope Francis called the Synod.

    • Yes, the reference was not casual.
      The message is that some people inside do exactly the same work openly promoted by some perverted fringes outside.


  4. I understand this completely. I get sick in my stomach listening to the hippie music that passes for liturgical worship. It is drenched in therapy, nothing theologically sound about it at all. Just sharing, caring, sparing, and wearing thin on my nerves.
    I will say this for the protestant hymns. THOSE are manly songs.

    A Manly Protestant Hymn: Isaac Watts

    I sing the mighty pow’r of God, that made the mountains rise,
    That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.
    I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
    The moon shines full at His command, and all the stars obey.

    I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food,
    Who formed the creatures through the Word, and then pronounced them good.
    Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,
    If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.

    There’s not a plant or flow’r below, but makes Thy glories known,
    And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from Thy throne;
    While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care;
    And everywhere that we can be, Thou, God, art present there.

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