Commentary by Br. Bugnolo
This is not the way to do it.
A priest should recognize that the Sanctuary is first of all a sacred place. If it is intruded upon during the Sacred Liturgy, then the Catholic Religion requires first of all a Christian response. You do not say, as this priest said, “You are trespassing”. You say, “My son, why do you come forward? I promise to speak with you, but now is not the time…” And such things.
You do not call upon the faithful to physically subdue a man who is not physically violent, or you are apt to spark a brawl as this priest did.
Now, I do commend the parish faithful, who are so numerous and courageous that not only did one or two, but seemingly every man in the congregation got up and responded to the priest’s request. That is praiseworthy. Every parish should have so many men at Mass and such men as respond to the call of duty.
But obviously, these men had no training how to do it properly and instead of ushering and urging used physical violence. But perhaps that is because they did not have the rhetorical preparation to convince this man to depart: a talent which the priest is obliged to have.
After all things are considered, the priest comes out looking like a cruel tyrant who orders his own faithful attacked in Church. The man subdued seems to have only been confused and upset about something.
A sense of the sacred is something essential to the Catholic Faith. When it is absent the local Church cannot testify to the truth of the Catholic Faith. In the Novus Ordo that has been utterly lost.
Finally, one cannot deny that the dictatorial, absurd, cruel and rude behavior of Bergoglio is reflected in the above travesty. This is not the Church of Jesus Christ, the good Shepherd, Who gave His life for His sheep and praised those who do not break a bruised reed. If the man had been violent, what the men of the parish did would have been proportionate and due. But neither can they be faulted since they were asked to it by the priest.