Novus Ordo nonsense taken to a whole new level…
Think you’ve seen it all?
Not until you’ve seen Fr. Bob Maguire!
We struggle for words to introduce to you Father — yes, he’s actually a valid priest — Bob Maguire (b. 1934), an eccentric celebrity in the Novus Ordo Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia. “Everything that is wrong with the Novus Ordo in one man” — that is perhaps the best one-line description one can give of this anti-Catholic lowlife.
The video below shows Fr. Maguire’s final Novus Ordo “Mass” at his parish of Ss. Peter and Paul, which he perpetrated on January 29, 2012, having resisted his forcible retirement for over two years.
No, then-“Abp.” Denis Hart didn’t force him into retirement because he was horrified by Maguire’s sacrilegious and absurd chaos — at least not if we take his words at face value, for Hart lauded Maguire’s alleged “exemplary service to the Archdiocese of Melbourne” and expressed his profound gratitude “for his exceptional pastoral work over many years” (source). But Maguire had turned 75, and that is the age at which Novus Ordo canon law stipulates a pastor must resign, although the bishop is not required to accept it.
For Maguire, that age-based resignation requirement came in 2009 — though he didn’t actually leave the parish until 2012. (Hart himself retired in 2018 and was replaced by “Abp.” Peter Comensoli, who is now responsible in some fashion or another for the retired Fr. Maguire.)
But now on to the video. CAUTION! What you are about to see will probably shock you — yes, you, you who think you’ve seen it all:
If you watch nothing else, watch the segment beginning at 36:32 until 40:30 — that’s from the Sanctus to the Our Father — and don’t forget to close your mouth afterwards.
It’s surprising that Fr. Bob didn’t light a cigarette or excuse himself to go to the restroom in the middle of this despicable self-centered spectacle. Fr. Bob puts the Vatican II “Fun Church” in overdrive — he makes all other liturgical wreckers look like rank amateurs by comparison!
As we’ve asked our readers before, when all is said and done, when your time is up and your life is coming to a close and you only have a few more minutes to live, whom would you rather have at your deathbed? The strict, serious, reverent, and wholly orthodox genuine Catholic priest, whose desire is to lead you to eternal salvation, no matter how painful it should be? Or this ridiculous happy-clappy goofball who mocks the Sacred Priesthood of our Blessed Lord with every breath he takes, and who may perhaps send you off into eternity, not with absolution and holy Viaticum, but with a backslap and an irreverent, “Say hi to the Lord for me when you get there”?!
Any resemblance with ‘Father Chuck’ is entirely coincidental…
In 2003, Fr. Bob established the Fr. Bob Maguire Foundation, an apostolate that focuses on helping people in their temporal needs. The official web site of the Foundation notes that its is a “secular mission”. That fits Maguire, whose true religion appears to be secular humanitarianism.
In 2013, Penguin Books published a biography of this shameless Modernist, entitled Father Bob – The Larrikin Priest. A brief video introducing the book can be watched here. That same year, a crowd-funded television documentary about Maguire was released in Australia, shamelessly entitled In Bob We Trust.
Fr. Maguire also maintains a personal blog. Ordained in 1960, he possesses valid priestly orders. He is and will remain an alter Christus unto eternity, a priest forever according the order of Melchisedek (cf. Heb 5:6). With this in mind, have a look at these sobering links:
- St. Alphonsus Liguori: On the Dignity and Duties of the Priest
- Pope St. Pius X on Priestly Dignity and Propriety
- Ad Catholici Sacerdotii: Encyclical of Pope Pius XI (1935) on the Catholic Priesthood
Tremble is what we all ought to do at the Sacred Priesthood of our Blessed Lord and Savior. Fr. Maguire thinks it’s reason to make a fool of himself — and of Christ. But St. Paul warned us: “Be not deceived, God is not mocked” (Gal 6:7).
The reality is that scoffers like Maguire come and go. “But the Lord remaineth for ever. He hath prepared his throne in judgment” (Ps 9:8).
Image sources: youtube.com (screenshot) / traditionalmass.org
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