Some people are worried about ISIS… The wardens of the famous shrine to Our Lady of Knock in Ireland are more concerned about the annual invasion of our little friends, the Society of Saint Pius X. Their Masses are SCARY conservative! From Ireland’s GodDoesNotDie.com:
Sept. 15, 2017/goddoesnotdie.com: The Society of Saint Pius X annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady at Knock in Co. Mayo was disrupted yesterday, Saturday 16th September, when Shrine officials refused entry to priests and laity.
Members of Knock Shrine Security approached the SSPX priests, informing them that they were not permitted to celebrate Mass or carry out any devotions as a group. They confirmed that these were the orders which they had been instructed to convey.
For the first time in over ten years, therefore, the Society was forced to celebrate Mass outside of the Shrine grounds (heretofore, for a number of years, SSPX priests had been granted permission to celebrate Mass in various chapels on the grounds of the Shrine). And, for the first time in the entire history of the SSPX’s presence in Ireland, the pilgrimage group was not even permitted to recite the Rosary or pray the Stations of the Cross within the Shrine precincts!
As a result, Mass was celebrated in the car-park of an obliging local café, and the Rosary was prayed on the Main Street which runs adjacent to the Shrine. Security was posted at the gates during the rosary procession, ensuring that the group did not enter the Shrine grounds at any time. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: This is a good sign. I guess the word's gone out that the SSPX isn't going along with Pope Francis’s Tradition-crushing schemes after all. So much for tolerance and the warm fuzzies.
A word of advice to the SSPX: Avoid Knock like the Potato Famine. Remnant Tours has made several pilgrimages to Ireland, but we always carefully avoid the modernist lunatics running that shrine. It's been that way for years.
When we return to the ‘land of saints and scholars’, we make it a point instead to walk the footsteps of Patrick to the top of nearby Croagh Patrick--one of most beautiful spots in Ireland, rich with historical connections to the fourth-century Saint who prayed and fasted on that holy mount for forty days before embarking on his mission to bring the old Faith to the Emerald Isle. It's far more Catholic than Knock, and there's a chapel at the summit where the TLM can be offered.
In the meantime, this is one Catholic tour company that will continue to spread the word far and wide to avoid the Shrine at Knock until the folks there return to the Catholic Faith.
For more on Croagh Patrick, here's something I wrote after climbing to the top of it back in 2006: https://www.remnantnewspaper.com/Archives/archives-2006-0630-pilgrimage06.htm