Father Z has a great article over at his blog: Protesters at Mass must be denied Holy Communion. Have a plan of action?
I hope all my readers ponder this with a clear mind. If you are taking your gay marriage protest into Holy Mass, you are not at Holy Mass but at a protest rally. Please place yourself in the presence of our Lord and not your own agenda. You are in fact, protesting against our Lord.
In all honesty, if you are taking ANYTHING to Holy Mass with you, other than your righteousness to offer to our Lord in the holy sacrifice of the Mass, and your full attention to Him, are you truly attending Holy Mass or are you someplace else? Are you worshiping Him or the game later? Is your mind on our Lord or is it on the people around you, the family coming in for dinner, the beach, the game or some protest?
If we can not give 100% attention to our Lord in His own home, why are we there? I have been pondering lately the souls who do not like to attend the “Wedding Ceremony” but are more than willing to attend the “Reception”. The reason there is a reception, is because the “Wedding” took place. At Holy Mass, you are in the presence of God. You are in Communion with all the Holy of Holy’s. It should be the utmost importance of a soul not to ensure he makes it to Holy Mass, but that He actually is “present” in the Holy Mass. Place yourself at our Lords precious feet and listen to every word He is saying.
“The heavens open and multitudes of angels come to assist in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.” St. Gregory, Doctor of the Church
“He who is in the habit of devoutly hearing holy Mass shall in death be consoled by the presence of the angels and saints, his advocates, who shall bravely defend him from all the snares of infernal spirits.” Revelation of Christ to St. Mechtilde