Monday, June 29, 2015

Attention, Catholics In MD/DC Area - Especially Knights Of Columbus! Action Needed Now!

We've been looking with dismay these past few days upon the Obergefell v Hodges decision that has thrust #mowwidge down the collective throat of this country.  While it seems all we can do is pray (and we must!) we must also act.  The maxim "think globally and act locally" has relevance in regard to this national disgrace, particularly to us in the MD-DC area.

Two weeks ago I posted about a "possible gay attack" looming upon a Silver Spring Knights of Columbus council.  During the time between then and now I've been making inquiries and gathering information.  Indeed the council in question is the Rosensteel Council, just off Georgia Avenue, a block or two north of the beltway.  The party is scheduled for Saturday August 8, from 6p to midnight in the ballroom on the main level.

As I mentioned in my original post, I highly commend Ultrasound DeeJays for remaining true to their Christian principles: principles that are stated quite clearly on their website and that had to have been noticed by the family as they tried to engage the deejays.  The deejays were a bit more astute in their "due diligence" than was Rosensteel.  Still, hoping that Rosensteel was innocently unaware of the nature of this family before booking the event, I called the Grand Knight to alert him.  While I appreciate his return call, he did treat my concerns a bit dismissively.  I learned from another knight of that council that this event is curiously absent from their calendar: indicating that they are aware of the inherent controversy surrounding this party.

Granted, it is a birthday party.  On one hand, the scandal does not arise to the level as it would had this been a "wedding" reception to celebrate a #mowwidge.  However, one can imagine that there will be dancing and, uh, "public displays of affection" shall we say.  That this will happen on grounds that are at the service of the Catholic Church is disappointing beyond telling.

This council has historically been of great service to the pro-life movement over these past few decades.  I would suspect that the vast majority of the knights of this council, faithful Catholics, are unaware of what is scheduled to transpire on August 8.  They need to be made aware of what is happening at their council and with their dues money.

Here is a link to the council's latest newsletter.  Should this link become "broken", please advise me via comments.  I downloaded it and can make it available elsewhere should the need arise.  On page 2 the officers are listed along with their contact information.  Please ask them what they were thiniking about this event; by now they must be aware.  This council is being targeted, just as the deejays were.  Not for one second do I believe that it is a coincidence that this council was solicited for their ballroom and Christian deejays were asked to cater this event, not in light of the Indiana fiasco and other occurrences over the past few months.

Those calling should ask them how they intend to prevent future occurrences (something that all KofC councils should be pondering).  There will be more such incidents as the gays are now licking their chops after the Supreme Court debacle on June 28th.  It's way past time to get prepared.

Please pass this information on to all knights that you know and ask them to lend their voices.  We all must speak out, not just a few of us.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Apologies To The Archdiocese Of Washington

In my post yesterday, I intimated that the reaction of the Archdiocese of Washington to the #mowwidge ruling was the most disgraceful that I read.  I must now correct that impression.  As unimpressive as Cardinal Wuerl's statement is, it's a few steps above the one I just saw from Archbishop Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Here it is, in all its putrid equivocation.

The court redefined nothing.  All it did was perpetuate a lie, a pretense at marriage.  That's why I'm calling it #mowwidge.  When our bishops start condemning this crap from hell and call it what it is, perhaps then we'll see this culture restored.

#mowwidge And Civil Disobedience

First let me explain the brand-new hashtag that I just concocted.  The term "gay marriage" is a farce, for there is no such thing.  God Himself has designed and defined marriage to be a life-long exclusive commitment between one man and one woman, ordered for their sanctification and the procreation and education of children.  That's it, nothing else.  I refuse to use the term "gay marriage" for I will not dignify mortal sin by calling it "marriage".  Therefore I will call their diabolical pretense "mowwidge".  While it may seem like mockery, I submit to my readers that what the gay progressives have been attempting all along is a mockery of marriage and by extension, the God Who created marriage.  Now how did I come up with this term?  Well, anyone who saw the movie "Princess Bride" will recall the character to the leftt, and the first word out of his mouth during the wedding scene.  Hence the hashtag #mowwidge!

At Mass today, our pastor made plain that we might have to engage in civil disobedience for we cannot obey laws that run counter to God's laws.  He cited Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" that outlined King's own thoughts and experiences with civil disobedience as he fought unjust discrimination laws in the early 1960s.  As you read the letter, you'll note that he invoked both St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine of Hippo, both Doctors of the Church.

Other Christian leaders are also considering civil disobedience.  Reverend Bill Owens, president and founder of Coalition of African-American Pastors, said on Tuesday (prior to the Obergefell v Hodges ruling ) told Breitbart News that should the ruling happen (and it did), he envisioned "another civil rights movement of Christians of various churches and massive civil disobedience."  Read the article.

IMHO, he's spot-on correct.  Until we elect leaders with firm moral convictions and spinal fortitude, we'll have no alternative.  I'll now link to some helpful tips from the American Family Association and Alliance Defending Freedom.  There are measures that can be taken to stave off attacks from the get-to.  In any event, we must stand firm and pray to Our Lord for strength and guidance.

Are We Cooperating With Mortal Sin?

At the bottom of my previous post, I included a video to display common reactions of many good people who may not themselves be embroiled in the mortal sin of homosexual conduct.  I don't believe I did justice to the subject matter of that video and will now try to rectify that problem.

Owing to the lousy catechesis that many of us (myself included) received as a result of the misapplications of Vatican II, we can be ignorant of the ramifications of cooperating with sin.  Often enough, such cooperation is its own mortal sin.

There are those Catholics who, while appreciating the pain that homosexuals feel, erroneously try to alleviate it by deluding themselves (and their friends) into believing that homosexuality is not an intrinsic disorder but something to be acted upon.  They condone the conduct, not accepting that they will compound the misery - most especially the misery of hell - of their friends.

There are some Catholics who outright facilitate and applaud homosexual conduct.  We saw that on Friday, when "katholyc" Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion to Obergefell v Hodges and was joined by fellow "katholyc" Sonia Sotomayor.  Obviously these two, by their significant actions, have jeopardized their souls.  Thousands, though, join them.

The video lists nine ways in which cooperation with sin often happens.  Pay particular attention to # 5  (defense of evil done) and # 8 (praise).  Many progressive katholycs engage in these with regards to their shilling for "gay rights" (think New Ways Ministry).  Other Catholics, though, - including faithful Catholics - plunge head-on into # 9 (silence).  How long will you remain stuck in that?

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Reactions To Obergefell V Hodges

Numerous entities have reacted and posted their statements in regards to the Court's disgraceful obeisance to sodomite perversion, calling it "marriage".  I'll comment on a smattering of them.  First, I'll link to the official text of the opinion.  Please notice something on page 3 of the opinion written by "katholyc" Anthony Kennedy.  He cites "four principles" to support sodomite "marriage", each accompanied by a prior decision as precedent.  One "principle" is buttressed by Griswold v Connecticut.  It should sound familiar to all Catholics who've been fighting these culture wars.  This is the 1965 decision that paved the way for married couples in the U.S. to utilize contraception.  Prior to that, US society recognized the deadly consequences of contraception.  This case also provided support for the horrid Roe v Wade  decision.  But now let's get back to the reactions to Obergefell v Hodges.

We'll start with the Archdiocese of Washington.  Recalling the archdiocese's disgraceful treatment of Father Marcel Guarnizo when the latter upheld Christ's teachings with regard to blatant mortal sin and Holy Communion, it's no surprise that they produced this milquetoast drivel.  Regarding sodomy, the diocese says, "while this is not the Church's understanding of marriage, it is a definition confirmed by the Court".  First, what the Church embraces is not mere "understanding" but the eternal, immutable truths taught by the One True God since the beginning of human existence.  Moreover, the Court confirmed nothing.  It merely joined in the gay-nazis' pretense and is cramming their collective sin down the throats of the entire nation.  The statement concludes with a (cough!) firm, decisive promise to deal as courageous Catholics with the conflicts that will arise. Just kidding!  No such luck!  They'll "evaluate..on a case-by-case basis" how they'll deal with such matters.

Fortunately not all US dioceses are manned by equivocating wimps.  Bishop Michael Jarrell of the Diocese of Lafeyette (Louisiana) condemned the court's attempt to usurp God's prerogatives regarding marriage.  He instructed Catholics in government roles to engage in civil disobedience if they were required to facilitate sodomy.  He also forbade his clergy from engaging in marriage mockery and forbade the usage of Catholic property for usage of the same.  Moreover, he instructed Catholics not to attend such bastardizations of marriage.

Local governments have also taken action.  Several counties in Alabama have opted to cease the issuance of marriage licenses in the wake of this ruling.  The state of Mississippi may follow suit.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott has directed his agencies to protect the religious freedoms of Texans, effectively shutting down state-recognized sodomy in his state.  Expect more to follow.

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, in the wake of yesterday's ruling, stated that there should be "impeachment" of at least the five justices who ruled for sodomy.  Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in his dissenting opnion (see link in first paragraph, scroll to page 69), indicates that he might be inclined to agree.

Now, dear readers, what will your reaction be?  We cannot shrug this off, for now our nation has been further shoved down into an abyss of immorality and barbarism.  We have a responsibility to speak out, no matter the costs.  If we remain silent, we risk being in cooperation with sin.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Today Is Probably America's Darkest Day Since Roe V Wade

Today the United States of America disgraced itself almost beyond recognition and (I pray not!) perhaps beyond repair with today's Supreme Court ruling in the Obergefell v Hodges ruling.  In a 5-4 ruling, they basically mandated that so-called "gay marriage" must be recognized by all 50 states.  In other words, they attempted to redefine marriage to mean something other than what God intended.  The very first line of the US Declaration of Independence invokes "the laws of nature and nature's God".  Now the United States Supreme Court has set itself - once again - above God and His immutable laws.

An earlier occasion, of course, was the Roe v Wade decision of 1973.  At that time, the Court decreed that the individual states did not have the ability to protect unborn babies from the barbaric practice of abortion.  42 years later, this nation is awash in the blood of over 60 million murdered babies - blood that is on our hands as a nation.  Now, once again, we have made a paradigm leap into godlessness and barbarism.

Ladies and gentlemen, both these ills (and many more) are the direct result of rejecting God's teachings regarding marriage, sexuality and family life as found in Casti Connubii and Humanae Vitae.  Much of that rejection came from those who called themselves Catholics - including clergy.  A careful reading of Humanae Vitae reveals a list of all the evils that would befall society if contraception were accepted.  As I read through that list, it's hard to realize that this was written almost 50 years ago; it could have been written 5 years ago, given its accuracy.

Much of the blame for the degradation of society, particularly western culture, can be laid squarely at the feet of Catholic leaders.  Instead of sticking to their God-given mission of saving souls, that is, preaching the truths of faith and morals, they've been scurrying about and spreading tripe about "social justice".  To fund all their "social justice" hogwash, they silenced themselves regarding morals in order to curry the favors of those who are wealthy and influential.   Now we all reap the bitter fruit of their betrayal of the Faith.

Before I was able to sit down and compose this post, I read other Catholic commentary on today's unmitigated disaster.  Some of the commentary was written by well-meaning and very faithful Catholics with the laudable but mistaken intention of trying to soften the blow to us.  One went so far as to opine that "this is not a time for mourning".  I respectfully disagree.  The book of Joel does call for "weeping, fasting and mourning" as the prophet spoke of response to the sins of a nation.  We received a wake-up call today - at least I hope we have.  These calls can - and should - leave us shocked and disturbed and even angry.  The real question is, "will we allow our profound sorrow to finally motivate us into decisive prayer and action"?  That question remains to be answered by each and every one of us.

I will say this much for some hope in the face of this calamity.  Whereas the Roe v Wade vote was a 7-2 vote, this was 5-4; had it not been for Kennedy's faulty "katholycism" this vote might have been a narrow victory.  Moreover, when Roe v Wade happened, I don't recall it garnering as much outrage as this vote has.  Granted, I was in high school when Roe happened and I do think at the time news of Lyndon Johnson's death on the same day overshadowed the news of the vote, and there was no internet in 1973, but still very few noticed Roe v Wade when it happened.  Now we know and we are able to mobilize.

As our Catholic leaders helped to grease the skids to national perdition over these past few decades, theirs' is the responsibility to lead the way to repentance and restoration.  They must start by devoting themselves to proclaiming God's teaching regarding marriage, sexuality and family life - starting with the Sunday sermons.  When did you last hear a Sunday homily that stated the truth that the usage of contraception is mortally sinful?  I can't remember, either.  They need to start obeying Canon 915 - that means you, Cardinals Dolan and Wuerl!

Meanwhile we are not going to cease speaking out and defending the teachings of Jesus Christ, tyrannical court ruling notwithstanding.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Rot Inside The Church That Paved The Way For Laudato Si

An organization called America's Survival interviewed Michael Hichborn shortly before Laudato Si was officially released.  He revealed quite a few details on how pervasive the progressive rot is inside the Vatican - all the way to the top.  Of course he touches upon the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and all the other corruption that make up the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Take note especially of how John Carr, former director of "social justice" at the USCCB, tried to bribe Hichborn into silence about all that he uncovered.

Towards the end, Hichborn noted that CCHD is still corrupt and that we should not contribute.  I agree.  On that note, I've a word for the Archdiocese of Washington.  Most dioceses hold their CCHD collections in November.  For several years now, the ADW has held its collection in August; this year it'll be during the Aug 8-9 weekend.  Moreover, they've tried to disguise it by stating that it's the "Catholic Communications and Human Development" collection.  Drop not one red penny into that.  I'll have more on this later.  Now the video.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Laudato Si And Climate Confusion

In today's Mic'd Up from Church Militant TV, Michael Voris interviews three guests to comment on the junk science that is the basis of Laudato Si.  Two of them are Lord Christopher Monckton and Michael Hichborn.  Pay close attention to all of them, but note most carefully the indignity that Monckton endured at the hands of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences because he doesn't swill the "climate change" kool-aid.  Here's the link.

By the way - look up some words and phrases in Laudato Si.  It's quite telling.
  • Try "sustainable" (for "sustainable development).  I suggest just that one word for what you will see is an attempt to conceal the phrase by plopping other words: namely "sustainable and integral development", found in paragraph 13.  We also see "sustainable human development" in paragraph 18.  The simple phrase occurs by itself in paragraph 52.  Now in paragraph 61, we see that "the present world system ...is unsustainable".  See how the idea of a "new world order" is being insinuated?  There are synonyms, such as "sustainable progress" in paragraph 114.  The phrase by itself occurs again in paragraph 159.  We see it again in paragraph 167 as the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit is lauded, and again in paragraph 169 as scientists such as Lord Monckton and others are mocked.  That word again is found in paragraphs 191 and 192; read those paragraphs.  So the phrase "sustainable development" is being repeated, and perhaps for a purpose.  Consider that in April the Pontifical Academy of Sciences hosted a "sustainable development" symposium (from which they tried to exclude Monckton).  From that meeting came a document that overtly called for population control.  See the quote in my linked article.  There's method to the madness, it seems.
  • Let's look at "humanism".  I touched upon the atheistic underpinnings of that term a few days ago.  Just google "American Humanist Association" and look at the manifestos.  In this document, the word occurs in paragraphs 141 and 180.
  • Try looking up "regulat".  I suggest that spelling so you can see the root word in both "noun" and "adjective" permutations.  Interesting?
The authors were not at all subtle about their shilling for one-world-government in Laudato Si.  In the video, suggestions are made that the pope was "duped".  I think that's unreasonable.  Should we really believe that the leader of the Church, who was a bishop in a major city, is really such an imbecilic dunce that he could be led by the nose like that?  I'm grateful that Monckton ended his portion of the interview as he did.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

From The Piled High And Deep Department - Synod Instrumentum Laboris Is Out

Still reeling from the stench of Laudato Si, we are now confronted with the working document that will guide the Ordinary Synod on the Family next October.  All reports so far confirm that the "Kasper proposal" regarding Holy Communion for those in adultery remains in place.  According to Catholic News Agency, some synod fathers "have asked that each individual case be examined, and that couples in special circumstances be allowed to receive the Eucharist after completing a journey of penance and reconciliation guided by the local bishop."

Shall we unpack this glop?  Firstly if one talks about "penance and reconciliation", there must be a cessation of the sinful situation; that is, the adulterers must separate.  Else there is no real penance and/or reconciliation: just a cheap, sentimental facade that will garner no one any real spiritual benefit.  In fact, those engaged in the fake "penance" while continuing in adultery will merely have their consciences numbed as they continue spiraling to eternal damnation.

From News.va we read, "the general secretary of the Synod of Bishops noted that it makes reference to the family and ecclesial accompaniment, the streamlining of procedures for causes for annulment, the integration of faithful in irregular situations, the eventual introduction of a penitential route, the pastoral problems regarding mixed marriages and disparities of worship, as well as questions related to responsible procreation, reduction of births, adoption and fostering, respect for life from conception to natural end, and education of future generations."  The general secretary of the synod is Cardinal Baldisseri.  But consider these phrases: responsible procreation?  Reduction of births?  What is that about?  Do we hear echoes of Laudato Si here?  Do we see the tentacles of the Sachs-Schnellnhuber squid insinuating themselves into this upcoming sin-nod?

When the English is online I'll post it.  As it stands now, we already have harbingers of a mess to come this October.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cardinal Wuerl Attempts Damage-Control For Laudato Si

As many know, yesterday Fox News interviewed Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington.  Chris Wallace conducted the interview and I post it below.  I have some comments and they won't necessarily occur in order, as they appear on the clip.

First the two discussed comments made by Jeb Bush regarding "getting policy from the bishops".  The cardinal seemed to intimate that Laudato Si was not putting forth policy but merely the moral framework.  As I read Laudato Si, I most certainly do see policy being put forth.  We see that quite explicityly in paragraph 173, where the pope is suggesting the use of "global regulatory norms".  Paragraph 175 goes on to say that there should be "organized international institutions..empowered to impose sanctions."  The pope is flat out calling for a surrender of national sovereignity in favor of one-world government.  I call that "setting forth policy" as opposed to mere "moral frameworks".

They then turn their attention to criticisms leveled by Rush Limbaugh.  They played one snippit of his broadcast from June 16th.  To put that piece in context, I present to you the link to the entire transcript as it appears on Rush's website.  After listening to the clip, they chuckle and Wuerl says that in this country one can speak their mind even if "they don't have all the facts".  Well, not too many authentic facts will support the global warming hoax.  Quite a few scientists are sounding the alarm regarding that hoax.  For their troubles, they have found themselves shut out of any Vatican discussions regarding the encyclical.  From the Washington Post, we read "How Climate Change Doubters Lost A Papal Fight." As you read it, take note of the treatment meted out to Philippe de Larminet.  He wasn't the only one so marginalized.  So much for "all discussing this" and "coming to the table", when scientists who see through the global warming conundrum are excluded simply because they don't tow the progressive party line.  Indeed, they (and all people of common sense) are vilified as having "obstructionist attitudes" (see paragraph 14 of the encyclical).

Today Limbaugh voiced his reply to the interview and I now link to it.  The "lunatic" to whom Limbaugh refers is, I believe, Hans Joachim Schnellnhuber.  Given what I said about the latter's theory about the "earth's maximum carrying capacity", the "lunatic" label is charitable.  Everything else that Limbaugh states, both about the interview and the encyclical, is spot on.  Now the clip: