“Anthony Perlas (Anthony Tridentine) arrived in los Angeles before Lent, this year. He remained a few months and then moved to Chicago. He was a recent convert from atheism, quite new to the Latin Mass and we taught him how to serve. He asked me if I would be willing to join him with an online Latin Rosary that he broadcasted on Wednesdays during Lent. I was happy to participate in that good cause. He also mentioned interest in applying to the seminary.
Before I met him, he had been entrusted with the care of the “Latin Mass Society” at Belmont Abbey College. This was a campus organization. It is my understanding that Anthony subsequently appropriated himself of the group, and kept it as his own after graduating and leaving the College.
One thing I repeatedly noticed about Anthony is that he does not take advice. While he claims to have a “spiritual director” that he allegedly consults, he never tells anyone who this spiritual director is. When people started wondering if it was I, it made me realize that he probably hasn’t got one.
At any rate, what began as a fetish for chapel veils has deteriorated to ever – reaching new lows, including full nudity, blasphemies against Our Blessed Mother, heretical content, sacrilegious posts, as well as quotes from Hitler.
I have refrained until now from posting a public statement, because we are all trying to talk sense to Anthony, and he has disregarded, unfriended, and ignored every outreach. I gave him time to consider my advice to no avail.
I know a few young ladies who helped him with photos. They thought they were helping a good cause. When they asked him, as I also asked, to have our names removed from his sites, we all got the same response: “Absolutely! But I am very busy right now and will remove it later.” – That “later” never happens, and he has not removed the content related to me, or the FSSP, or of these young ladies.
I am obliged to give up trying to talk sense to him. I disassociate myself in any way from his corrupt websites. The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter has nothing to do with him, and he is not a member in any manner. Furthermore, the young ladies whose images appear on his sites should not be accomplices, because it is unclear who has requested that such content be removed, or what has been photo shopped.
Anthony has no firm theological formation, and has no authority to speak on behalf of the Latin Mass or the Latin Mass community. The content on his sites have no approval of the FSSP, or any other community related to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.
Finally, I strongly encourage parents to forbid their children to friend him on Facebook or follow him on other social media. His sites are perverse and have nothing to do with the Latin Mass. I encourage young ladies not to be involved with him or agree to be his “models”. This would not be helping, but rather of detriment to spread of the Extraordinary Form.
Let us all pray for the salvation of his soul, and that the content that he has posted be removed so as not to continue this mockery of the Sacred.”
Fr J Fryar FSSP
October 23rd 2015