You can't make this Stuff up...
Cesar Scicchitano is the name of a 49-year-old Argentinian Novus Ordo priest who is the frontman of the heavy-metal band Los Pecadores ("The Sinners"). While such is by no means an unusual occurrence in Novus Ordo Land, this one comes with an added twist: "Father" Cesar's undertaking has the explicit blessing of Jorge Bergoglio, the man otherwise known as "Pope Francis." And that's just the beginning.
According to a report published by the The China Post, Scicchitano has been friends with Francis for nearly twenty years. He says he received a letter from the "Pope" in 2013 in which Mr. Bergoglio encourages him "to keep rocking, and reinforce his message from onstage."
The rocker-presbyter is incardinated in the Novus Ordo Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, the very diocese headed by none other than Jorge Bergoglio himself before his election as head of the Vatican II Church last March. It is no surprise, therefore, that Bergoglio and Scicchitano would know each other rather well. "Francis has rock inside him," Scicchitano says, "because rock is all about breaking down structures." This is a statement one would indeed be hard-pressed to disagree with.
Not only, however, does Francis like or endorse Scicchitano's band, he even invited the rockers to perform at his "Masses" when he was "Cardinal" Bergoglio, the China Post report reveals. Given Bergoglio's past as the Supreme Perpetrator of liturgical chaos, this is very believable indeed. Just the following few links provide a good idea of what "Pope Francis" is about when it comes to what is supposed to be (even for Novus Ordo standards) the Sacred Liturgy:
- Video: Bergoglio's Archdiocesan "Children's Mass"
- Video: How Bergoglio distributes "Holy Communion"
- What? You don't have Pinocchio at your Mass?!
- Tango Time! Immoral Dance performed at Bergoglio "Mass"
- Francis places Beach Ball next to Tabernacle at St. Mary Major
- Francis brings back the hideous Bent Cross Crozier
In typical Novus Ordo style, "Fr." Cesar speaks casually and irreverently of Our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity, saying: "Jesus was a rocker because of the hard core toughness he had. He had to get up on that cross and take it." This is how in the Novus Ordo Sect a supposed priest speaks of the Creator of the Universe, the Word made flesh.
Apparently Scicchitano also takes requests for creating new ditties: "I also wrote a song about
prostitutes at Bergoglio's request because he wanted to touch on the
issue given his commitment to fighting human trafficking," he relates. Clearly, this man has understood the nature, purpose, and mission of the Catholic priesthood!
Be sure to read the full article by The China Post, as well as one on the same topic published in Religión en Libertad, if you understand Spanish:
- "Metalhead Priest and his 'Sinners' Bandmates are big Pope Fans" (The China Post)
- "El Cura Rockero del Papa Francisco" (Religion en Libertad)
Welcome to the New Evangelization, everyone. This is the Church of Francis, and just like in the eponymous rock song, you'd better fasten your seatbelts, because... "You ain't seen nothin' yet"!