Has the Toronto Oratory lost its Way?

Posted June 10, 2017 7:09 pm by Marcellina

Has the Toronto Oratory lost its Way?
A commentator to this blog, informed us that the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Toronto has invited Fr. Mongeau S.J., as “guest preacher” for the Solemn Latin Mass for St. Philip’s Day. 

This is, to put it mildly, very, very strange. I shall leave it to readers to draw their own conclusions. I shall only make one thing clear: St. Philip would not invite a priest to preach at his church who had been dressing in “liturgical” garb that promoted homosexuality, who staged Masses whose “antecedent” was the “Dignity Mass” that excused and pandered to homosexuality. 

He would not be inviting a priest to preach at his church who would display the “gay” Rainbow flag: a symbol of so-called “liberation”, a symbol of revolt against Christ, a symbol of sexual perversion and depravity. 

The great St. Peter Damian, Doctor of the Church and Archbishop of Milan, (1007-1072) describes in his “The Book of Gomorrah” – in which he combatted homosexual infiltration into the clergy – the spiritual, psychological and moral consequences of this abominable vice:

“Truly, this vice is never to be compared with any other vice because it surpasses the enormity of all vices. Without fail it brings death to the body, and destruction to the soil. It pollutes the flesh and extinguishes the light of the mind, expels the Holy Spirit from the temple of the human heart, and gives entrance to the devil, the stimulator of lust. It leads to error, totally removes truth from the deluded mind…it opens up hell and closes the gates of paradise….  

 It defiles everything, stains everything, pollutes everything. And as for itself, it permits nothing pure, nothing clean, nothing other than filth. ..

 It becomes unmindful of God and even forgetful of itself…  

This plague undermines the foundation of faith, weakens the strength of hope, destroys the bond of charity; it takes away justice, subverts fortitude, banishes temperance, blunts the keenness of prudence. 

And what more should I say since it expels the whole host of the virtues from the chamber of the human heart and introduces every barbarous vice as if the bolts of the doors were pulled out”.


Litany of St. Philip Neri
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, 
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us. 

Holy Mary,
pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, 
pray for us. 
Holy Virgin of Virgins, etc. 


Saint Philip,
Vessel of the Holy Spirit,
Child of Mary,
Apostle of Rome,
Counselor of Popes,
Voice of Prophecy,
Man of Primitive Times,
Winning Saint,
Hidden Hero,
Sweetest of Fathers, 
Martyr of Charity,
 Heart of Fire,
 Discerner of Spirits,
 Choicest of Priests,
 Mirror of the Divine Life,
 Pattern of humility,
 Example of Simplicity,
 Light of Holy Joy,
 Image of Childhood,
Picture of Old Age,
 Director of Souls,
Gentle Guide of Youth,
 Patron of thine Own,

Thou who observed chastity in thy youth,
Who sought Rome by Divine guidance,
Who hid so long in the catacombs,
Who received the Holy Spirit into thy heart,
Who experienced such wonderful ecstasies,
Who so lovingly served the little ones,
Who washed the feet of pilgrims,
Who ardently thirsted after martyrdom,
Who distributed the daily word of God,
Who turned so many hearts to God,
Who conversed so sweetly with Mary,
Who raised the dead,
Who set up thy houses in all lands,


Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, 
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, 
Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
   Christ, graciously hear us.

V. Remember thy congregation.
R. Which thou hast possessed from the beginning.

Let Us Pray.

   O God, Who hast exalted blessed Philip, Thy confessor, in the glory of Thy Saints, grant that, as we rejoice in his commemoration, so may we profit by the example of his virtues, through Christ Our Lord. 
R. Amen.

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