Monday, April 15, 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral - A Harbinger Of God's Purifying Judgments To Come

No doubt the world has heard by now that Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was severely damaged by a fire today.  The fire destroyed most of the roof and a spire.  Firefighters managed to save a relic of Jesus' Crown of Thorns and a tunic used by King St Louis IX, along with the Blessed Sacrament.

The Cathedral dates back many centuries.  It is both a religious and cultural landmark not only of France and Western civilization, but that of the Roman Catholic Church as well.  However, I join many others in believing that this disaster is a harbinger of God's judgments that are yet to come.  We may well bewail the fate of the Cathedral,  But how many of us in Maryland are just as disturbed that Mark Shriver, a dissident Catholic, will befoul another institution names after Our Lady next month?  I've already written about that.  The question is, what are faithful Catholics doing about that??

We have a pope who scrapes and bows before pagan world leaders, but won't genuflect before Our Lord during Mass.  We stand by while he spews forth verbose documents that only serve to obfuscate God's timeless truths.  We have prelates who cover for each other as they rape young boys and men.  These same prelates wink at priests who lead their parishes in "pride parades" while punishing faithful priests for preaching true Catholic doctrine that some sin-blinded people find too convicting.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

More On The Mount St Mary Situation

As stated last Sunday, Mark Shriver is a high-ranking official with the Save The Children Foundation.  It is ostensibly for that reason that Mount St Mary's asked him to do the 2019 commencement address.  It turns out that while his pro-abortion record alone should have disqualified him from this engagement, this Save The Children Foundation is problematic by itself.

Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute did some research into this foundation and discovered its advocacy of contraception and sterilization.  Hichborn ended his piece by stating that no faithful Catholic can provide funds or praise for an organization that promotes contraception under the guise of "helping children".  That would apply to the Mount as well.

A petition is being circulated to ask Dr. Trainor to rescind this invitation to Shriver and to get another who honors Catholic moral teachings.  I urge you to sign it and circulate it.  However, let me be clear - this petition by itself will not suffice to discharge our duties to stop this Shriver outrage.  Your phone calls and emails to both Dr. Trainor and Archbishop Lori are needed as well.

Some students and staff may recognize this flyer, as it was distributed on campus today.  If not, here it is.  Please feel free to reproduce it and to pass it around.  Please also call Dr Trainor and Archbishop Lori now.  Pray too that decency and common sense prevail.  If not, a picket may have to occur.  Thanks.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

From The Et Tu Brute Department: Mark Shriver To Give Commencement Address At Mount St Mary's - Act Now To Stop This

In his book, Goodbye Good Men, Michael Rose extolled the seminary at the Mount as being one of the few decent ones that weren't overrun by gay pervert infestation.  Of course he wasn't speaking about the Mount at large, so maybe the seminary has been spared from participating in the immorality that must have underpinned this regrettable invitation.  Shriver will speak Saturday May 11 and receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters.  The abortion he advocates is anything but "humane".

As I look at the Board of Trustees, I see that Msgr John Enzler, of Catholic Charities notoriety, is on the board.  I perceive his paw-prints all over this invitation.

The Cardinal Newman Society has more information.  I've also posted on Shriver and the ridiculous pandering he's received from Churches and other Catholic organizations.  You'll also see in that anthology that faithful Catholics (including Yours Truly) have picketed him during some of those occasions.

Timothy Trainor, president of the university, can be contacted here.  Again, looking at the Board of Trustees, we see the name of Archbishop Lori on there.  Of course he'd be there, since the Mount is located within the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  It is worth noting that he attended seminary at the Mount.  He should also be contacted here.

We must ask them to withdraw the invitation to this pro-abortion person.  Else, they are flagrantly violating the directives set for in the USCCB's "Catholics In Political Life".  Will we picket this commencement?  The answer to that question is very much up to the Mount.

Also, please lodge your protests on the Mount's social media sites: Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Downward Spiral Of The Archdiocese Of Washington Is Now Officially Declared

The long-dreaded announcement came this morning.  Sodomite-enabling Archbishop Wilton Gregory will leave the Archdiocese of Atlanta and will replace Cardinal Wuerl.  Several things are accomplished by this move:
  • This move makes plain that the Vatican pledges for reform have been nothing more than a joke, a sham.
  • The faith-wrecking legacy of Bernardin, Wuerl, McCarrick et al will continue to march on - unless we put up a fight.
  • Souls will continue to be led astray and into hell as the pro-sodomite juggernaut stomps through our schools and parishes.
  • This one may be a blessing in disguise.  Faithful Catholics who have hitherto been reticent about speaking out and taking action will be forced by dint of duty to oppose the onslaught of evil that will continue and probably increase.  Either that or there will be a reckoning at Judgment Day.
For now, I direct you to a petition started by LifeSiteNews and ask you to sign it and to tell your friends about it.  By the way - as I read the list of travesties committed by Gregory, I must admit that he has nothing on Wuerl or McCarrick.  However, his appointment is an unmistakable indication that the pope approves of these insults to the Faith.

Stay in touch with both this blog and the website of Catholic Laity for Orthodox Bishops and Reform.  Therein you will find news of activities in which we must participate.  For now, please act on that petition and be praying your Rosaries.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Bishop Gregory's Assignment To Washington Would Be Another Disaster

On Thursday I passed on the news that Atlanta's Archbishop Wilton Gregory is the most likely successor to Cardinal Wuerl.  Please watch the video below for a synopsis of many troubling things about Gregory, and why his appointment to the Archdiocese would simply signal that the Vatican really isn't serious about addressing the sex abuse plague nor the heterodoxy that has led so many Catholics astray. 

Catholic Laity for Orthodox Bishops and Reform issued a press release when they heard what we hope are unfounded rumors.  Read that very closely.  We need to petition the apostolic nuncio and ask for a real faithful bishop.  The contact information is here.  One thing Christine Niles said is that we laity must raise hell if we don't have a real bishop in our chancery.  We agree.  We will be devising strategies to do precisely that if we must.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

A Little Saturday Night Humor - Dems Apoplectic Over Mueller Report

This might well depict reactions to the Mueller report from the Dems' since their attempt to frame Trump for Russian collusion has fizzled.  I imagine now that something similar is happening in Cardinal Maradiaga's offices now that Trump has ceased aid to El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatamala.

Friday, March 29, 2019

DC Catholic Charities To Profane Lent With Their Gala On A Friday In Lent

Before we delve into the topic as stated in the title of this piece, let's look at DC Catholic Charities in general.

This evening I had been taking a look at the website of DC Catholic Charities because I hadn't done so in a while.  Noting prior problems with Catholic Charities as a whole, I believe it behooves us to keep tabs on them.  One of the key indicators of the direction that a given organization will take is the composition of its leadership and the mindsets of the individuals in leadership.  So let's take a look at the Board of Directors of DC Catholic Charities.  

We see that its chairman is Robert Trone.  Because my district's mis-representative is David Trone, I thought it worth a close examination.  Robert Trone is co-owner of a winery called Total Wine and More.  The other co-owner is (you guessed it!) David Trone.  From David's website, you can see his positions on marriage and baby-slaughter are at complete loggerheads with authentic morality and decency.  Now some might object that David's views don't necessarily reflect Robert's.  Ok.  Let's do some examination there.  Recalling that a person's politics is simply the person's beliefs and commitments as lived in the public arena, we can examine his/her political donations (which are public record) on the website of the Federal Elections Commission.  When I put in Robert Trone's name we see that he has contributed to Demorats from Obama to John Delaney.  I thought it odd that Robert Trone didn't contribute to his brother's campaign, but I see that Catholic Charities vice chair, Kevin Virostek did.  Interesting.

Scott Brickman, Debbi Jarvis, John Veihmeyer - all board members of Catholic Charities - contributed heavily to Democrats.  Oh, a few might have thrown some crumbs to RINO candidates, but they have ponied over a lot more to pro-aborts.  Patricia McGuire is also president of Trinity University/ naturally she would have made multiple contributions to Hillary Clinton's campaign.  Featured frequently in these lists are contributions to John Delaney and David Trone.

As I perused this site, I wished I had done so a week or two ago, for I see that they are having their fundraising gala next week.  But wait!  Isn't that a lenten Friday?  No problemo!  Right there you see that attendees (who will be expected to kick over mucho buckos) are dispensed from the observance, provided they perform some other penance - like hefty contributions to Catholic Charities?  Or perhaps this crowd doesn't really care about Lent!  If they did, could they not have scheduled their little "evening of dinner and dancing" outside of Lent?

Now look who the co-chairs are?  They are all either pro-abortion Democrats and/or they have contributed to the campaigns of pro-abortion Democrats.  This profanation of lent will most likely net thousands and thousands of dollars.  Since the leadership of Catholic Charities DC is being so blase about the lenten observance, does anyone really think that they will scrupulously apply Catholic moral principles in the spending of all that money?  Consider their pathetic history before answering that question.