Dear Fellay Supporter,
What this video shows is a peek into what goes on behind closed doors. The reason it is something that Fr. Rostand wants to hide from view is that it shows how he is eager to take pleasure in mocking the faith of Catholics who are stuck in the "old way." They're a joke. It's time to "move on." Have you ever heard of move on
1.) This video (obviously made by the videographer for internal humor purposes only) was not released by the SSPX. It was made in the spirit of a friendly "roast", where friends "rib" each other a bit. Humor is quite good for the soul, but I have noticed that a sense of humor is really lacking in Resistance folk.
Yes, humor for internal purposes only, because if the faithful realize they're the brunt of these jokes, they might wake up. And the Menzingen-denizens can't have that happening! Oh, no! Why, they might stop putting their scarce pocket cash into the collection basket if they knew that behind the sacristy door, they are the brunt of the jokes. I wonder how many jokes they have about Fellay Supporter. Would you like to hear one of them?
2.) As Fr. Girourd [sic] writes, this video was online somewhere with a note not to be shared without permission of a particular priest. Once again, the Resistance is spreading private material without permission... which goes against the 8th Commandment. And isn't uploading someone else's material to your own YouTube channel a violation of copyright and against 7th Commandment?
Oh, how scrupulous can we be, when the truth be known? Truth has power when it is made known to all, but falsehood only has power when it is kept secret. The fact that you would have this kept secret shows which side it's on. And now you want to make it a matter of morality? What about the morality of making jokes at the expense of those who believe you have their interests at heart? BTW, if you're going to refer to the great Fr. Girouard, you really ought to work on spelling his name correctly.
3.) The USA District owns and operates Angelus Press. The video mostly shows how Mr. Vogel (who is in charge of AP) clearly has a good and friendly relationship with his bosses (Fr. Rostand, and the priest whose voice we hear directing the video shoot). This is not a live interview, so of course there would be retakes and editing.
You obviously know all about these people -- maybe you're one of them. You certainly know each of them personally. It's not a "live" interview because it needs to be scripted. Why scripted? Well, certain scrupulous eyes have to view it first, that's why. They can't have any 'cats' getting out of the 'bag'. It's all about image. The image they want to portray is a serious, and dignified image, like priests are supposed to have. The trouble is, now we can see why Fr. Rostand has such a STIFF manner in front of the camera. It's because he's reasonably AFRAID that if his true self were made known there would be consequences.
Especially because they knew from experience that just one misspoken word or imprecise phrasing would immediately be taken out of context and used against the SSPX by the Resistance.
Taken out of context? So you actually believe that Internet rumour??
Manager Fellay (Mgr. means 'manager' in English) has fooled you too, eh? You're a willing accomplice to his devious deception! But he told you not to believe Internet rumours!
Oh, right, you SHOULD believe HIS Internet rumours,
but you should NOT believe certain
other things when it's not
HIS Internet rumour.
Like what 'certain' other things? Well, nobody knows, do they? That's another big mystery. BTW he has never given any example of what he means by an Internet rumour.
That's another dark secret that has to be hidden from view, like the out-takes of Fr. Rostand and Mr. Vogel and the "other priest whose voice we hear directing the video shoot."
It takes many hours of filming as neither are used to doing interviews on videocamera, so it is most naive to think this interview could or should have been conducted in one take, perfectly, with no mistakes.
Mistake = laughing when one is trying hard not to let the viewers know how funny you really think their innocence is. If they only knew the "rest of the story!"
Where's Paul Harvey when you need him?**
That they were weary and broke composure at times is understandable. Priests, even District Superiors, are humans, not perfectly controlled robots or gods. They put their pants on one leg at a time just like everyone else. ( Gasp! "Oh, what an undignified thing to say about a priest!")
So, you're saying they only wear a cassock when someone might see them, and therefore the cassock is a costume? It's something they wear only to APPEAR to be traditional, correct? They put on airs of Tradition to keep the collection basket full of donations coming in, correct? Or was that supposed to be another out-take, Fellay Exposer -- I mean Supporter? (Sorry, that was a blooper! Don't take it out of context!)
You should keep posting. You have a lot to say.
*"...helping to elect progressive candidates to office and defeat candidates
who stand in the way of progress." Or, perhaps, to 'remove' clerics who so stand.
**(He died, 5 years ago.)