Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Pope's Hatchet Men

Towards the beginning of the debacle known as the USCCB meeting in Baltimore, Cardinal DiNardo, president of the USCCB, announced the pope's orders to shelve any vote on measures to deal with the episcopal sex abuse scandals.  It was apparent the DiNardo made the announcement with much chagrin and some of the bishops were likewise displeased at the announcement.  Right away Cardinal Cupich stood up and declared that the pope was taking the matter seriously.  It was clear that he knew of the pope's intentions and his mission was to run interference for the pope.

Throughout the meeting it was apparent that Cupich was the de facto head honcho of the meeting, along with Cardinal Wuerl.  A few months ago Wuerl elicited well-deserved scorn for suggesting that bishops should investigate one another: specifically, an accused bishop should be investigated by his metropolitan, as Archbishop Lori is ostensibly doing with Bishop Bransfield.  In other words, the foxes should guard the hen houses.   That is precisely what Wuerl and Cupich tried to cram down the throats of the other bishops.  Here is a video, but more follows this video.

Another henchman is Cardinal Joseph Tobin.  As Tobin was checking out of the hotel after the meeting, George Neumayr intercepted him and asked him several questions.  Tobin didn't bother to deny that Italian actor Francesco Castiglione was living in his rectory - but didn't give any plausible reason why.  It may be reasonable to opine that he was the intended recipient of the "nighty-night baby I love you" tweet.  I pray that Tobin was being honest when he said that he wouldn't be foisted upon the DC archdiocese as its next bishop.

A few bishops - but only a few - spoke up with some truth at that meeting.  See the video below.  Meanwhile, Legatus, an organization of Catholic businessmen, announced that they would be withholding their annual donations to the Vatican in light of their abysmal performance.  No doubt they want reassurances that their donations won't be used to cover up the mortal sins of clergymen.  We need to do that as well - withhold our donations until they get serious and clean the filth from their own ranks.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wind-Down Of The USCCB Meeting

This meeting of the USCCB is showing us the true colors of many of our shepherds - and those colors aren't pretty.  First we have Bishop Olson of Fort Worth TX calling on the US bishops to rebuke Archbishop Vigano for calling on Pope Francis to resign.  Some might remember that four years ago Olson banned the Tridentine Mass from Fisher More College.  Also refer to the Church Militant link for an account of how Olson and other Texas bishops worked to undermine the efforts of Texas Right to Life.

We also learned that the bishops voted against asking the Vatican to share its documents regarding ex-cardinal McCarrick.  Well, surprise surprise - not!  These bishops are either buddies of McCarrick or those on whom McCarrick et al have dirt.  It doesn't take a genius to figure that out.  One of McCarrick's buddies is Cardinal Cupich.  At that same meeting, he opined to the other bishops that sex between two adults (including clerics) was "consentual sex".  In other words, he tried to keep the focus on the abuse of minor children.  While that indeed is a horrific crime, the de facto rapes of young men by pervert clergy cannot be overlooked, as some believe to be the hope of Cupich and others.

On the other hand, Bishop Joseph Strickland, also of Texas, challenged his brother bishops regarding their belief in Jesus' teachings regarding homosexual conduct.  In particular, he wondered aloud how, if they believe the Church's teachings, how they could allow pro-LGBT priests to speak in their dioceses.  It doesn't take a genius to figure that he was speaking of Father James Martin; why Strickland didn't name him, I don't know.  He might as well have also mentioned Cardinal Wuerl, who invited Martin to give a meditation during the services on Good Friday 2017 at St. Matthew's Cathedral.  And of course there is Pope Francis himself, who invited him to join the Vatican Communications Office.  Martin is actually in charge of handling the Vatican's tweets.

I understand that this gabfest cost almost a million dollars.  With all the kvelling about the funding for their various "social justice" outreaches, one might think they could have held their meeting in some retreat house already owned by the Church.  Whatever happened to being wise stewards of financial resources?  But time after time they have shown their propensity to squander their spiritual resources.  I still remain of the opinion that the USCCB should be dismantled, and soon.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Faithful Catholics Spat Upon By Their Shepherds

As I write this, the US bishops are meeting in Baltimore.  On their agenda was the clergy and episcopal sex abuse scandal that continues to plague the Church.  However, just as they were convening, word came from Pope Francis that they are to put any action on this crucial matter in abeyance.  Ostensibly he wants to convene a meeting of the world's heads of bishops' conferences.

Many are disgusted, understanding this to be one more manifestation of the pope's disregard for the concerns of faithful Catholics regarding the sex abuse, many of those Catholics being personally impacted by the same.  The link above explores the matter in greater detail.

I wrote a few days ago how the USCCB sicced the Baltimore City Police on Church Militant on account of the prayer rally they spearheaded.  A similar thing happened in front of the Vatican Embassy in Washington DC today.  A group of faithful Catholics gathered to petition Pope Francis to appoint a faithful bishop, such as Cardinal Burke, to take the episcopacy recently vacated by Cardinal Wuerl.  For their holding of signs in front of the embassy, the Vatican staff there called the Secret Service on them.  Perhaps the Vatican staff is unaware of the First Amendment in the United States.  Unless I'm wrong, I don't believe the Secret Service interfered in any significant manner.

What insults to the Faith and faithful Catholics will be coming from the Vatican these next few days?

Note:  Thank you to my alert readers for pointing out my typo.  It is now corrected.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Archdiocese Of Baltimore Aids And Abets Border Crashers

Canon 212 pointed me to this article from Not-At-All Catholic Reporter.  Given its dissident slant, NCR speaks glowingly of this nonsense.  However, it is scandalous on several fronts.

This isn't the first time that Lori has pandered to border-crashers.  Dare I opine that the scent of federal grants is a strong impetus for this pandering?

One of the parishes that will roll out this program is St Matthews - yes, that St Matthew's!  This sorry excuse for a parish has openly participated in Baltimore's "gay pride" parades during the summers.  Lori ostensibly told them that they were not to carry signs that identify the parish in last summer's parade.  Mind you, he didn't tell them not to particpate at all, but just to keep the parish name hush-hush.  Of course St Matthew's flouted that directive anyway.  So what did Lori do?  Absolutely nothing.  He just turned a blind eye as he always has.  A real bishop with half a spine and sense of duty would have placed that errant parish under interdict a long time ago in addition to defrocking the dissident pastor.  Doesn't it make one wonder just what Muth et al are holding over Lori's head?  And now we hear that Lori is giving them a prominent role in his own smooching up to illegal aliens.

We also hear that an outfit called Baltimore United In Leadership Development is also playing a prominent role.  Now click on its "about us" subpage.  Notice that they are affiliates of the Industrial Areas Foundation.  The IAF was founded by Saul Alinsky himself.  Please study the posts in the preceding two links to understand why it's most harmful for the Church in Baltimore to grant legitimacy to any Alinskyite organization.

So there you have it!  To curry favor with the progressives running Baltimore and to glom onto some grants tied to illegal immigration, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is striking hands with both a flaming dissident parish and a left-wing Alinskyite organization.  What could possibly go right with this arrangement?

I believe the Archdiocese of Baltimore is conducting its CCHD in-pew collection in a weekend or two.  This is one collection that should be totally boycotted.

Friday, November 9, 2018

The USCCB Resenting Faithful Catholics

Today Michael Voris received a call from the Baltimore City Police Department.  Apparently the officer received from the USCCB a request for "help".  The bishops are slandering those faithful Catholics who will be participating in the Silence Stops Now prayer effort that will happen outside the bishops' semi-annual meeting.  They have accused those Catholics of plotting violence.  In their railing against faithful Catholics, they accuse them of adopting antifa-like tactics.  By the way - when did you last here any of these bishops denounce the violence carried out by the real antifa over these past few years?  Neither did I - but I digress.  The vortex is immediately below, but I also have more news of the US establishment wailing and gnashing their teeth at us.

An entire slew of officials from various Catholic "charitable" organizations are shocked - shocked! - that faithful Catholics are reluctant to give to them in light of the clergy sex abuse scandals.  Sr. Donna Markham, CEO of Catholic Charities, is "deeply concerned" about the donation drop-off.  I might suggest to her that she cease the efforts of Catholic Charities to help sneak into this country thousands of illegal immigrants.  I might suggest that local offices cease their needle exchange programs.  A reminder - Sr Donna was a supporter of the pro-abortion Obamacare.  Why on earth would any decent Catholic think that Catholic Charities is a worthy steward of Catholic donations?

In response to this problem (question - since this involves the shrinkage of donations, does this matter rise to the status of a "massive, massive crisis"?), these leaders have consulted with Alexia Kelly.  Now when have we heard that name before?  Yep!  She sounds like quite the expert, doesn't she?

Meanwhile, the Lepanto Institute revealed today yet another reason why the CCHD collections in a few weeks should be totally boycotted.

We havc more conclusive proof that they do listen to the language of money.  We need to speak it - namely by our withholding of it.  Let that cause them to quake in their boots.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Holiness And Toxic Masculinity

This is the first that I've heard of this blogger "Vermont Crank" but I believe he/she is onto something in this post.  We are being told, ad infinitim and ad nauseuum, about the dangers of "toxic masculinity".  How often are real men demonized as dangerous?  How often are boys punished for having interests traditionally associated with boyhood?  The truth is that the progressive states find it difficult to exert control over real men so they are constantly trying to convert them into "pajama boys".

Our prelates have taken up this false mantra, constantly depicting Jesus and the saints as wimpy flower children.  I believe that's why our liturgies have become, at best, orgies of sentimentality and emotionalism (at worst, they are downright blasphemous and heretical, but we'll leave that for other posts for now).  The meme below touches upon that quite well.  Let us encourage real masculinity, and femininity too, as Our Lord designed us.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Time To #Sayno2cchd

Now that the elections are behind us, it's time to take note of that annual in-pew shake-down known as the CCHD collection.  Most dioceses have these collections during a November week-end.  I won't rehash the whole sordid history of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development but will remind you that it was created with the intention of conning faithful Catholics into donating to organizations that actively promote anti-God agendas.

Many years ago, the CCHD was a major contributor to ACORN.  When the various scandals revolving around ACORN were made public, the USCCB promised reforms in the ways that CCHD determined its grants.  Not too surprisingly, we discovered that those "reforms" were just smoke and mirrors; no meaningful reforms were enacted at all. 

A few days ago, Lepanto Institute published their research that shows that CCHD is currently giving $280k to organizations that actively promote abortion and "LGBT" rights.  I cannot say they are back to their old tricks for I do not believe they ever paused in their chicanery. 

When the collection for CCHD occurs in your parishes, I'd suggest not only denying CCHD any money, but making it quite clear to them why you are doing so.  At the bottom of this post is a note that you can use to drop in your CCHD collection plate - or draft one of your own.  Just #sayno2cchd this year.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

All In The Interests Of Collegiality And Dialogue - Right?

An Italian author, Aldo Maria Valli, has published a compilation of the writings of Archbishop Vigano.  However, Vatican officials are applying pressure to the publishing house to restrict future editions.  That is hardly what we'd call "dialogue", isn't it?  Of what is the pope afraid?

Meanwhile, in Washington DC, the current nuncio relayed a "request" from Vatican Secretary of State Parolin to the US bishops that Cardinal Burke not be invited to give talks.  This is just the latest insult to have been proffered to the Cardinal since Francis assumed the papacy.  Parolin relayed this request orally to deny Burke the right to appeal.

Parolin is giving lots of these oral requests lately.  He also orally communicated to Bishop Schneider of Kazakhstan that he is to reduce his travels and to clear any travel plans with the local nuncio.

Let's be clear.  Vigano, Burke and Schneider are good prelates who are defending Tradition against the human wrecking balls that now occupy the highest places in the Vatican.  The pope et al are in full panic mode, as if we, the Great Unwashed, are too stupid to see through their shenanigans.  They have absolutely no real interest in "dialogue".  Their "collegiality" masks are being discarded and we can now see them for the tyrants they are, hell-bent on undermining the teachings of Jesus Christ.  They will mow down anyone in their way - if they can.  Will we let them?

Monday, November 5, 2018

Tomorrow - Make Sure You Vote

Tomorrow we vote in the "off-year" elections.  Every seat in the House of Representatives and approximately 33 seats in the Senate are up for grabs.  Additionally, there are many local elections occurring as well.  The stakes are high in this particular election, as many progressives are seeking to derail the improvements that President Trump has made so far.

We had quite a problem with some folks who adopted the hashtag #nevertrump two years ago.  I would have thought that the improvements wrought by Trump these past two years might have encouraged them to see the imprudence of their stances.  Unbelievably so, many still dig their heels in, declaring with some stinking pride that they will simply not vote at all.  I dealt with this two years ago and will not rehash my rebuttals of that foolishness; see here for an anthology of those posts.

Now let's look at some Maryland races (since I'm in Maryland).  It goes without saying that I intend to "vote red", that is, vote for the GOP candidate.  While I'm not completely enamored with some of them, I know the Democrats in Maryland embrace anti-God and progressive platforms.  As far as possible, they need to be kept at bay.

We also have elections for the board of education.  So for whom do we vote in these races?  Well, the Maryland Education Association puts out their "apple ballot" of endorsements.  Here it is.  I simply study their list, and then vote for the "apple candidates'" opponents.  We know that the National Education Association is dedicated to turning public schools into progressive indoctrination camps; the MDEA is simply their local chapter.

Ora et labora.  Pray your rosaries and vote.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sinister Uses For Synodality

Chris Ferarra released a piece a few days ago that I believe details nicely the purpose that Pope Francis seems to have for all these "sin-nod" gab-fests.  I too have believed that these things are nothing short of expensive smoke-and-mirror gimmicks designed to get us to swallow the latest insults to Faith and Tradition.  To his list I might have added the pre-sinnod "listening sessions" along with all sorts of dissidents brought in for "preparatory meetings".  Anyway, the pope might as well save the Church a few million dollars and dispense with these dog-and-pony shows and just go about slashing and burning the Teachings of Our Lord Himself.  But I suppose there really are some people who allow themselves to get snookered by all the artificial hoopla.  We see similar conclusions drawn by LifeSiteNews.

I will now post a discussion by Robert Royal and the "papal posse's" thoughts just at the conclusion of the sin-nod.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Involuntary Hiatus

No, this blog is not abandoned.  Early last week I suffered a medical emergency that necessitated major surgery and a week in hospital.  I'm recuperating now and hope to be back to regular blogging once I'm back up to speed.

I see that in the meantime quite a bit has unfolded, mainly the none-too-surprising results of the "youth sin-nod". Many have reported on that already and I suggest you plug into them.  From Lepanto we do see that the CCHD continues to funnel Catholic dollars into organizations that foster mortal sins.  Please boycott those collections in a few weeks.

Meanwhile I appreciate prayers for a speedy recovery.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Youth Sin-Nod Gives Nod To The Mortal Sin Of Sodomy

In the most recent issue of Crisis magazine, we see an article entitled, "Is The Youth Synod's Final Document Already Written?"  I've got to assume that this question is merely rhetorical, for given the Vatican's behavior with the family sin-nod (the one that produced Amoralis Lamentia) we knew from the get-go that it was probably written long before the first attendees landed at the local airport.

We got a hint of that when Book Thief Baldy lied about the letters "LGBT" being included in a pre-synod document.  They weren't but he thought it was a handy excuse to include them in the Instrumentum Laboris.  When called on his lie, he just shrugged his shoulders and said that the acronym would remain.  With that he also confirmed the suspicions of many faithful Catholics - that this gabfest is all about trying to make sodomy seem acceptable to the gullible Catholic in the pews.

It's worth pointing out here that one of the sin-nod's discussion groups took the occasion to trash-talk Catholic home schooling.  Folks, let's cut to the chase.  The progressives in the Church fear home schooling for they know that home-schooled children stand an excellent chance of learning the authentic Catholic faith.  These young people will then be able to see through their lies and shams and reject them for what they are.  Of course those lies include the acceptance of the mortal sins of sodomy and other related perversions.

The Vortex's take on the matter....

Friday, October 19, 2018

Keep Cardinal "Nighty-Night-Baby" Tobin OUT Of The Archdiocese Of Washington

From the Remnant we hear news that the dissident Cardinal Joseph Tobin is being seriously considered as a successor to Cardinal Wuerl.  We have had enough of dissident prelates.  Please join this effort by signing the petition and by passing this on to your families and friends, particularly if they live within the Archdiocese of Washington.

So Much For Accompanying In The San Diego Diocese!

Bishop McElroy of the Diocese of San Diego has hosted "listening sessions" for the benefit of those Catholics in his diocese who are troubled by the sex scandals.   Well, for the benefit of some Catholics.  McElroy has evicted several faithful who have brought up failings of McElroy himself - including the retention of a sodomite in prominent positions who lives in gay #mowwidge.

Church Militant has obtained footage of one such ejection and has exposed another.  Lepanto Institute recorded the ejection of a woman who rebuked the retention of a sodomite as a diocesan employee.  The latter caused McElroy to go into a royal hissy fit as he had her forcibly ejected.

The Lepanto piece delved more into the background of Aaron Bianco, the sodomite occupying several positions of influence.  Lepanto pointed out his address: an address that is available to anyone who googles his name.  I tried it myself and here's the link.

Father James Martin, infamous dissident, is one not to let a good crisis go to waste.  Get a load of his tweet.  He did relate some good news: that Bianco resigned.  In reality, Bianco should have been fired long before this.  Notice how Martin intimates that Lepanto and LifeSiteNews hunted down Bianco's address and maliciously published it?  Again, I myself found it in 20 seconds just by googling his name.  Martin also tried to implicate Church Militant with responsibility for the church vandalism: something for which he has absolutely no proof.  Here's the link to his tweet.  Please open the entire thread.  See how he tries to ascribe responsibility for the tire-slashing to Church Militant?  Teensy problem for Martin: the tire-slashing happened last year, before this expose.  CM has replied that Martin may find himself with a defamation suit on his hands.  I for one hope CM goes for it.

Martin also calls for the "reporting" of faithful Catholics who rebuke those in mortal sin.  He is of the same nazi-esque mindset as McElroy, who gives faithful Catholics the heave-ho from his "listening sessions".  Only dissidents and/or perverts are to be accompanied.  Maybe that's just as well because I for one would not want to accompany them on their current hell-ward direction.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Yet Another Reason To Curtail In-Pew Donations In Washington - And Federal Investigations Commence!

As if the $50k-per-month retainer arrangement wasn't enough, we now learn that the Archdiocese of Washington paid CNN to run ads that extol the supposed "accomplishments" of Cardinal Wuerl.  Now what does it really mean when we say "Archdiocese of Washington paid"?  It means, fellow Catholics of the Archdiocese of Washington, that the funds for this image-rehabilitation futility came from our donation dollars. Well, not mine since I made the corrections not to allow my donation dollars to be funneled to diocesan bank accounts.

The hubris and self aggrandizement of Wuerl is an outrage.   Does he really believe that we are so stupid as to fall for that codswallop hook-line-and-sinker?  I regret that some still persist in stubborn denial, but more and more are having the scales fall from their eyes.

Speaking of expenses, one might wonder if Cardinal Wuerl might be dismissing the Jones Day law firm, the one to which the archdiocese was paying a monthly retainer of $50k to cover the Cardinal's, uh.., "hind regions".  I wouldn't bet on that.  Federal investigators are launching their own probes into the allegations broached by the state of Pennsylvania.  Once again, that means that both Wuerl and McCarrick are directly implicated.  If I was one of the investigators, I'd see to it that Wuerl's and McCarrick's passports were immediately revoked.  By the way - in addition to being alarmingly close to schools, McCarrick's penitential hideaway is also close to an airport?  Don't the hierarchical wolves think of everything?

Let the investigations commence.  Keep your prayers coming, but stop the dollar flow.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Sin-Nod On How To Spiritually Murder Our Youth

This so-called "youth synod", more accurately a sin-nod, is showing how literally hell-bent some of our prelates are to brainwash young people (and anyone else) into normalizing the mortal sins of homosexual conduct.  They are becoming more and more brazen about it.

The first ominous signs appeared in the sin-nod's Instrumentum Laboris; I touched on just a few of them hereArchbishop Chaput pointed out another glaring fault when he noticed the phrase "LGBT youths" in paragraph 197 of the document.  He rightly stated that it is inherently unhealthy for Catholics to define themselves according to sexuality.  I'd add that it is doubly dangerous to define oneself in terms of inherently disordered traits.  What might one say to someone who claims to be a "murderous Catholic"?  Most of us would do a double-take, I daresay.  When LifeSiteNews called out "Bookthief Baldy" on the matter, he tried to claim that the phrase came from a pre-synodal document composed by young people.  LifeSiteNews called him out on the lie (politely, of course).  In other words, Baldy et al inserted that phrase themselves, pretending that they were "listening to and accompanying" the young people.

One of the small groups took up the mantle of gay-shilling, led by Cardinal Maradiaga.  In addition to being another flagrant progressive, he is also de facto leader of the "gang of nine" AND embroiled in some homosexual scandals of his own in Honduras.  They want the Church to "pay more attention to homosexuals" and the "realities they face", such as "marriage and surrogate pregnancy".  This group makes no mention whatsoever of the reality of eternal damnation that looms on the horizon for any practicing sodomite who doesn't repent and make a good confession before he or she dies and is called to his/her particular judgment.

We also heard from a "youth delegate" from Chile who claims to have listened to Catholic and non-Christian youth.  Using the excuse that she heard more from the non-Christians, she completely omitted the input that she received from Catholic youth, as though they should have no voice at all.  The woman's name is Silvia Teresa Morales.  She claims that homosexuals "live their faith within the church".  Big problem!  If people are defining themselves as homosexuals (or racists, or murderers, etc), they most likely are giving way to their disordered drives.  Therefore, they are NOT living their faith.  They have the same rights as all Catholics: to repent of their sins, confess their sins.  No one has the "right" to flaunt their mortal sins and thumb their noses at God Himself.

Some voices of sanity and decency still remain in the Church hierarchy.  In addition to Archbishop Chaput, Cardinal Sarah spoke out, stating quite plainly that the watering down of Church teaching will not attract young people (or older ones, for that matter).  He said correctly that they want clarity

But wait a minute!  It appears that the pope is once again railing at those of us who do hold onto the crystal-clear teachings of Jesus Christ and refuse to let them be obscured by all this "accompanying" jibber-jabber.  Yesterday during his Mass he lambasted us "rigid" Christians.  Again, this is talk specifically designed to shut us up.  One of the sin-nod's small groups took a swipe at Catholic parents who home-school their children.  They fear that these parents might have an "ideological basis".  Well, if they mean that the parents intend to pass on the unadulterated Faith to their children, as they are called by God to do so, maybe that can be called "ideological" but that is by no means to be interpreted in a pejorative manner.

So it appears that this youth sin-nod does have a theme, doesn't it?  It's about contradicting the clear commands of Our Lord with regards to homosexuality, affirming perverts in their mortal sins and making it more likely they'll find themselves in hell.  Why else would the pope wear this?  He's both promoting the gay ideology and profaning the Cross of Jesus Christ.  Please continue with your rosaries by all means.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Pope Francis, Do NOT Appoint Another Dissident To The Archdiocese Of Washington!

As announced a few days ago, the pope has (finally!) accepted the resignation of Cardinal Wuerl as Archbishop of Washington.  The pope stipulated that Wuerl is to retain authority as "apostolic administrator" until a successor is selected.  We may rest assured that Wuerl will have huge input (if not sole input) regarding that selection.  However long it takes, Wuerl will be in charge; that is, he's gone in name only.

The rumor mill has floated some names, none of which are outside the realm of possibilities, given the mindsets of both Wuerl and the pope.  Some of these give great cause for concern, as I have written when the "possibilities" have made their problematic characteristics known.  They are:
  • Cardinal Joseph "nighty-night baby" Tobin  He allowed lesbians to celebrate their perversion of #mowwidge in a KofC hall.  He allowed gay "pilgirmages" in his diocese.  He poo-pooed the concerns of the Dubia Cardinals.  He is not to be confused with Bishop Thomas Tobin of Rhode Island.
  • Bishop Robert McElroy - In his opposition to President Trump, he wrote that "we must all become disrupters"; might he hold some blame for all the antifa crap going on now?  We faithful Catholics who expose him, on the other hand, are called "cancers" engaging in "verbal violence".  He ordered his priests to give Holy Communion to adulterous Catholics.
  • Cardinal Blaise Cupich - his appointment here would be the stuff of nightmares.  He has persecuted faithful priests such as Fathers Frank Phillips and Paul Kalchik.  He is a shill for the giving of Holy Communion to adulterers and sodomites.  He allows dissidents like Father Michael Pfleger to run rampant.  Church Militant put up a petition that he be removed - and now he might come here?  Puh-leeezeee!
I and many faithful Catholic bloggers have taken these prelates (and others) to task.  To the trolls who have been charged by the Vatican to follow our blogs, please be advised that if any of these (or other dissidents) are assigned to the Washington Archdiocese, we will rebuke them when necessary (perhaps that might be its own full-time job).  We will shine the light on any misdeeds.  

We of the Archdiocese of Washington have already put up with two dissident prelates and have seen good priests here both hog-tied and/or expelled.  Be advised that we will not be silent.  We will take a page from Pope Francis' playbook and make a mess for those who would turn the mystical body of Christ into just another social-justice, community-organizing progressive racket.

Rest assured we will be watching and we won't hesitate to raise our voices and withhold our dollars if we perceive the next bishop to be one who will continue with the desecration of Holy Mother Church.  To the progressive Vatican officials who even now ponder their choices, if you do select another progressive, well, to borrow a phrase of Cardinal Cupich, do you really want to go down that rabbit hole?

Friday, October 12, 2018

More Vomit From The Youth Sin-Nod

What else can be expected when it starts off with the pope carrying a wiccan stang into the opening Mass?  I just started to glance at the Instrumentum Laboris and that promises to be a stinker, too.

At this thing, the attendees were put into fourteen groups for discussion, all led by prelates.  Cardinal Cupich led one, Cardinal Maradiaga another.  Right there you can see the rigging in the works.  Cupich's group allegedly called for "recognition of other forms of family".  Stop right there.  A family comes about when a biologically born man and a biologically born woman enter into matrimony and beget/raise children.  Not two men, not two women, not self-mutilated people or any other permutation, pretenses and delusions notwithstanding.  So why might I think that Cupich might have forced that conclusion?  Well, let's examine the following facts about his Archdiocese of Chicago.

Father Rigoberto Gamez of St Aloysius parish has recently been charged with several instances of sexual battery.  He is now ordered to wear a monitoring bracelet.  Currently he is Associate Vicar for Canonical Affairs for the Chicago archdiocese.  Will he retain that position and his parish assignment?

Father Michael Guimon of the Friars Servants of Mary is head of the priory at Our Lady of Sorrows National Basilica in Chicago.  Within that priory he hosts what are essentially gay hook-up meetings and he is a "gay masseur".  In other words, he has turned the basilica into a sodomite orgy den, profaning that sacred place with filthy abominations.

Will Cupich laicize these two?  Who knows?  We do know he has the long knives out for Father Kalchik who is still in hiding lest he be dragged to St Luke's because his parishioners burned a gay flag.  This is the sort of prelate who has been given a key role in this sin-nod.

I post now a video from Remnant TV showing a rather raucous performance by young people, with prelates obviously enjoying it.  One commenter wrote that he noticed just how much the bishops were enjoying seeing young men gyrate and prance about.  Sadly he's probably correct.   See for yourselves and keep praying.

Pope Francis Accepts Wuerl's Resignation As DC Archbishop

I certainly was delighted to see that news this morning.  By the way - isn't it just the strangest of coincidences that news like this often breaks on Fridays?  It's like some people hope that the weekend will help dissipate interest in the topic at large, right?  But I digress.

But as I pondered the pope's request that Wuerl remain as an interim administrator in DC until a successor is named and installed, my jubilation was tempered somewhat.  Just how long will this selection process take?  Is this "resignation acceptance" thing just a ploy to allow Wuerl to retain all his authority and influence while pretending that he really isn't doing that?  Speaking of authority, Wuerl will still retain his position at the College for Bishops.  I'd also be willing to bet that he'll have significant input, if not sole discretion, in the selection of his successor.

The CM link has the full text of the pope's letter in which he accepts Wuerl's resignation.  As you read it, please have some peptol bismol at the ready and try not to punch your computer screens.  His praise of Wuerl is over the top, yapping and yammering about his "heart of the shepherd" and "nobility".  Oh, puleeze!  Get real!  Oh, wait a minute!  What can we expect? In many ways the pope and Wuerl are two peas from the same pod.

Another pea from that same pod is Father Rosica - yes, this one!  After the news broke, he let loose with a tweet praising Wuerl, saying "he touched us".  One might wonder just where was he touched?  Given the fact that Wuerl is suffering the just desserts of having covered for McCarrick and other predators, we can only state that Rosica's choice of words was oafish and boorish at best.  Or perhaps it was quite the Freudian slip.

Catholics in the DC archdiocese, please be alert as to how this news is handled at Mass this Sunday.  Share your reactions in the comment boxes if you'd like.  We will all keep praying our Rosaries, as many more clerical dissidents and predators need to be removed.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Corruption Is Shedding Its Disguises

More and more we are seeing corroboration of the words of St. John Chrysotom: "The road to hell is paved with the bones of priests and monks, and the skulls of bishops are the lamp posts that light the path."

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of the Archdiocese of Brisbane (Austrilia) tweeted a few days ago as a reply to Jesus being "consultant or king", that "not too sure that I want or have him as either".  It sure sounds like apostasy to me.  I found it rather hard to believe, but unless his twitter account was hacked, the evidence is there to see.  I found the exchange on twitter and post it below.  Click the tweet to see Coleridge's reply.

As you can see from the comments, several people have asked him for clarification and have received no response.  I myself just posted an email to the diocesan website and encourage all to do the same.  If we just reply to the tweet and his account is indeed hacked, he'll never get the message.  If, however, I fail to receive any reply to my inquiry, well, that indeed will be a reply.

During a recent interview, Cardinal Cupich said it's "not our policy" to deny Holy Communion to those in sodomite #mowwidge.  In other words, it's his policy to thumb his nose at Canon law and the Tradition of the Church. It's also his policy to persecute faithful priests in his diocese, such as Fathers Paul Kalchik and Frank Phillips.  Speaking of faithful priests in the Chicago area, Cupich was asked in that same interview about Bishop Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, a suffragan diocese of the Chicago metropolitan.  Paprocki made clear that his diocese would obey Canon 915.  We can imagine that Cupich is already doing all in his power to make Paprocki's life as miserable as possible.

Please recall that last summer a drug-and-sodomy orgy was busted by police inside the apartments belonging to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio.  It turns out that "cocaine-cocco" was present at the orgy.  One can only imagine his level of participation in the party "activities".  Apparently the police told him to leave before they started arresting people.  Why they didn't arrest him too is its own tale of corruption, I suppose.  Vatican sources say that Pope Francis knew of "cocco's" presence at that party.  Might that be the reason why the police let him off?

Speaking of the pope, Church Militant has learned that the Vatican is attempting to rig its "investigation" of Archbishop McCarrick.  Their aim is to ascribe as much responsibility as possible to the now-deceased Pope John Paul II.  Neat, huh?  Stick it to someone who can no longer defend themselves.  But hey!  They've rigged synod reports now, haven't they?  They've distorted them to make it appear that the bishops unanimously agree that it's time to go soft on perversion, Holy Communion for sodomites and adulterers, etc.  After all that, they've no hesitation in putting on a sham investigation to deflect attention from the corruption that still festers inside the Vatican.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Youth Synod's Instrumentum Laboris - A Disaster At First Glance

After last week's extremely inauspicious beginning, we had to expect more mess to come from the "youth synod".  Indeed it has.  We can see it in the Instrumentum Laboris.  I won't have time this evening to do an exhaustive study, but will point out some glaring departures from the Faith, ones that can only be overlooked by the obstinately blind.

The first few sections list all manners of "concerns" facing young people, whether imaginary or fancied.  However, all these concerns were those of this life.  Nowhere was there mention of mankind's ultimate destiny.  Nowhere was there mention of God's purpose for our lives.  While they ostensibly are kvetching about the need to reach young people and how the Church can be relevant, the bishops refuse to acknowledge Jesus Christ's reason for establishing the Church: to save souls.  That is the ultimate concern and goal of everyone - young and old.  The Church's primary and overarching mission is to guide people to heaven.

As I read this document, it seems that whoever wrote it is hell-bent on doing the precise opposite.

Look at section 16 under "life choices".  I'll quote: "Crucial moments for the development of our identity include: deciding our course of study, choosing our profession, deciding our beliefs, discovering our sexuality and making life-changing commitments."

Do we have here an attempt to insinuate acceptance of the gay lifestyle?  "Discovering sexuality" is not a choice as is "profession" and "course of studies".  One is born male or female.  One acknowledges that, or one sins against truth.  With that, there is no choice among several morally acceptable options, as with the others.  Whoever allowed that to be published deserves many rebukes - even if he sits on Peter's chair.

I will examine this thing more closely soon.  Meanwhile, here's an analysis from Crisis.  Suffice it to say that if this is a harbinger of the guidance that our young people can expect, their chances of eternal salvation are greatly imperiled and parents must be extra vigilant.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Not All Are Happy With Kavanaugh's Confirmation

I and many good people certainly am.  Common sense prevailed in the Senate, but just barely.  Meanwhile, we have all seen the antifa brats wail and moan  in the streets as they conduct their rather tiresome temper tantrums.  But there is consternation among some others as well.  Observe and enjoy!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

From The "Et Tu Brute" Department - Cardinal Ouellet

Apparently he has pointed the long knives at Archbishop Vigano.  He issued an open letter to that effect.  Please see it on the Vox Cantoris site, along with Vox's excellent analysis of it.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

How NOT To Honor St Francis Of Assisi

Today is his feast day.  St Francis is the founder of the orders that bear his name and by extension, the other orders that are the offshoots of those.  I link now to an article detailing the saint's life; of course there are more on the internet as well as countless books besides.  I'd urge careful, thoughtful study of these: first, to learn what his role in the Church was and second, to diffuse some of the pseudo-pious legends and sayings surrounding him.  The latter might be born of enthusiasm and admiration for him, but all too often the enthusiasm sheds boundaries of reason and actually wind up trivializing the saint's life.  I will now delve into some common gaffes:
  • "He's the greatest imitator of Christ who ever lived".  I recently saw this on the internet, but it is by no means the first.  Here's the problem: a rather serious one.  The word "greatest" is an adjective of comparison.  If that statement were true, we must also admit its converse: "All other imitators of Christ are inferior to St Francis".  Whoever conceives these statements therefore sits in judgment over the sanctity of every Christian who ever lived.  That's extremely presumptuous at best.  Only God Himself is in a position to make any sort of declaration like this.  The following is similar.
  • "St Francis is the most saintly of the Italians, and the most Italian of all the saints."  I suppose the first part of this canard is less innocuous than the one in the first bullet, for at least its originator sits in judgment of only those of Italian descent and not the whole of humanity.  The second part of this thing invokes some rather silly and shallow stereotypes of Italians.  I suppose it has to do with popular notions of Italians being spontaneous and effusive in their gestures and vocal inflections, often given to displays of emotions.  Surely these stereotypes have nothing to do with the more low-key, scholarly saints like Thomas Aquinas..oh, wait!  Last time I checked, St Thomas Aquinas was an Italian!
  • "St Francis of the bird bath"  I don't see these so much now, but at one time they abounded.  This probably has to do with the incident of him preaching to birds, and they flocked to hear him.  This is one notion that has as an effect (hopefully unintentional) of trivializing him into a mere nature-lover.  The next and last one has no veneer of piety whatsoever and no faithful Catholic would be caught dead dabbling in this.
  • "St. Francis the envirowhacko".  I wish I was making this up.  The environmentalists among us have arrogated to themselves St. Francis' name to legitimize their environmental idolatry, with all its anti-life underpinnings.  Take a gander of the job that the "Catholic Climate Covenant" has done with Franciscan imagery, being so arrogant as to call their pledge to idolatry the "St Francis pledge".
If St. Francis had to do any purgatorial pit-stop after his death, I'd be willing to bet that knowledge of the aforementioned lapses of intelligence in his name would have been part and parcel of his mortification.  Let us ask his intercession, and that of all Franciscan saints, that our Church be restored to fidelity to Christ's immutable teachings and leave behind the fantasies of the "god of surprises".

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

What The Hell Is THAT????

I refer to the excuse for a crozier that the pope is carrying in this picture.

And no, it is not photoshopped; it comes straight from the Vatican's site.  In the "photo" section, it's in the second row, third column.  Moreover, the video shows him plainly carrying it.  By the way, the video is one of the pope saying Mass before the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.  At around the 49:30 mark is the consecration.  Again we don't see the pope kneeling in adoration as instructed in the rubrics.  The cameramen are careful to pan out during those moments, but they cannot disguise things.  Because the pope has knelt while protestants "prayed over" him, we know it's not a question of handicap.

Edit: Thank you, Rorate Caeli.  This is the "youth synod", you know, the one whose "working document" will dignify the acronym "LGBT".  This is courtesy of Book-thief Baldi.

Between the refusal to kneel and the crozier that looks like a broken farming tool, we have to wonder about the level of reverence shown for Our Lord - if that reverence exists at all.  Is this a harbinger of the output that we should expect from this synod?

Will this "youth synod" feed into the World Youth Day for 2019?  Remember what that logo is?  Why am I beginning to smell a sinister rat?

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Obvious Double Standards At DC Catholic Universities

At the Catholic University of America, William Rainford, Dean of the Catholic School of Social Service, had the audacity to point out the logical flaws of Julie Swetnick's testimony against Brett Kavanaugh.  An obviously orchestrated collective snit-fit has ensued, with cries for his firing.  CUA President John Garvey joined in the braying, sniffing that Rainford "demonstrated a lack of sensitivity to the victim".  Do we see the problem here?  It has yet to be proven that Swetnick is a victim of Kavanaugh.  In fact, she may not be a victim at all.  The act of taking an assertion to be proven and acting as though it were settled fact is the logical fallacy of "begging the question".  Rainford is being hung to dry because he isn't mindlessly glomming onto the politically correct assumption.  So "insensitive" of him!

Speaking of "insensitive", let's now take a look at nearby Georgetown University.  There we have C. Christine Fair, an associate professor, tweeted that "white Republican men should die" and their corpses should be castrated and fed to swine.  Georgetown is taking an indifferent stance to the screed.  What would they be saying if Fair was saying that about black Democrats?  I'd be willing to bet they'd be sounding an awful like John Garvey.  By the way - when you look at the article, click on the link to the tweets.  The people replying are giving her a much-needed verbal spanking.

So there you have it.  On one hand, a professor can question the veracity of a testimony and draw the wrath of the administration on his head.  On the other hand, another professor across town can call for the murder of Republicans and she gets a free pass.  Of course they both receive federal funding; that's a big part of the picture.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

What To Do As Opposed To Suffering In Silence

The latest issue of Our Parish Times offered a predictably milquetoast response to perhaps the most significant Church scandal in recent history, if not in fact the entire history of the Church.  The issue in question is this August 2018 edition and the article is at the bottom right-hand corner of the front page: A Breach In Trust by Patricia McGann.

You'll have to follow the article to page 8.  There you'll see the problematic sentences in the last paragraph.  We're supposed to:
  • "Do our best to live according to God's laws"  Fair enough, in and of itself.  But that is not all that is required.  What is not said is just as important as what is said.
  • "Seek comfort and courage by praying together and in the silence of our hearts"  Oops!  Problems here in the underlined parts!  Forget this "seeking comfort" crap!  It's time to put on the big-boy and big-girl pants here and stop this incessant focus on emotions, particularly the weepy variety!  And again, let's forget the "silence" nonsense!  Let us listen to St. Catherine of Siena on the matter: "We've had enough of exhortations to be silent!  Cry out with a thousand tongues!  I see that the world is rotten because of silence!"
  • "We won't waste our time judging or condemning Cardinal McCarrick or those who were complicit with their silence, because that's God's job and we trust He'll take care of it".  Did McGann write this before McCarrick resigned from the College of Cardinals?  Maybe so.  Anyway, while we don't judge or condemn McCarrick, Wuerl, et al as persons, we most certainly do condemn the rapes of young men and their cover-ups.  It is our job to root out this mess and shine the light on it relentlessly.  By the way - beware of the phrase "God will take care of it".  Often enough, that is simply a sanctimonious cop-out phrase used by people who just don't want to take up their responsibilities as Church Militant, for reasons of laziness and/or cowardice.
All that said, I'm happy to provide some evidence that some Catholics are indeed waking up and confronting the evil where it is to be found.  These are examples to be emulated.  Within the past two weeks, Cardinal Maradiaga, one of Pope Francis' "gang of nine" visited the Diocese of El Paso, Texas.  From Ann Barnhardt, we get a pictorial report of the greeting they provided to him.  Look at the pictures!  It'll do your heart good!

Below I post a video taken by the blogger behind Mahound's Paradise, a Chicago-based Catholic blog.  He cornered Auxiliary Bishop Bartosic and tried to interview him regarding the tyrannical behavior of his boss, Cardinal Cupich.  My!  Some people really do squirm under scrutiny, don't they?

These are the types of actions that we must all be prepared to emulate if we are to purge the various progressive diseases from our Church.  Prayer and reparation are useless if we aren't willing to undertake practical action.

Friday, September 28, 2018

McCarrick's New Digs, Thanks To The Octopus

Today the Archdiocese of Washington put out a statement regarding Archbishop Emeritus McCarrick's new location in Victoria, Kansas.  They are rather nondescript about the place.  The last sentence is basically telling Catholics not to stage any protests there.  For that there may be reasons that the ADW declines to divulge.

From LifeSiteNews we have more details.  This friary in which McCarrick is staying is next door to an elementary school.  Please note the location on the map.  Just a few blocks away is a high school.  Was this just a gross oversight - or is the octopus simply catering to McCarrick's, uhhh. "preferences"?  That's a fair question, given that Cardinal Wuerl made the arrangements, per the statement of Bishop Gerald Vincke of Salina, the local diocese.  Notice in that statement that he seems to be reassuring the local Catholics that "our diocese is not incurring any costs in this arrangement".  So who is picking up the tab?  Are we of the Archdiocese of Washington getting stuck with this bill?  If so, this is yet another reason to starve our local octopus of any funds; refer to this post for a strategy to stop doing so.

By the way - if you know anyone in that locality in Kansas, or even in a broader radius, let them know that there is now a clear and present danger to their children and that they might wish to consider taking action, even to the point of withholding their own donations and conducting their own pickets.

Interesting update, from George Neumayr:

Octopus - Fight It, Don't Obey It

In yesterday's Vortex, Michael Voris describes the corruption in the Church as an octopus whose tentacles crush the life out of Catholics.  That is an apt description.  It is a network of gays, progressives, masons, etc who will destroy the authentic Catholic faith and those who profess and defend it.  I saw that manifest in my own parish during Lent of 2012, when the DC hierarchy, led by Cardinal Wuerl, sought to destroy the vocation of Father Marcel Guarnizo when Father prevented a sacrilegious reception of Holy Communion by a lesbian.

I will also link to an article from Lepanto Institute, regarding a fashion designer who was told by a satanist about the scheme to destroy the Church from within.  What came to my mind immediately was the account of Bella Dodd, a former communist who worked to insinuate perverts into the seminaries during the early 20th century.  Both accounts corroborate each other.

We know that Father Kalchik is in hiding from that mafia-octopus that seeks to end his vocation, if not his life.  Archbishop Vigano is in hiding, too.  He released a statement regarding the pope's disgraceful silence that names some more names; LifeSiteNews has the English translation of that.

So how was this octopus able to insinuate itself so easily into Church structures?  Well, this from Hillary White gives us some excellent clues.  We as faithful Catholics were taught the importance of obedience to our lawful superiors.  However, we were not warned against blind obedience; that omission was both thoughtless and dangerous.  In fact many of us were taught that even if our superiors ordered us to do something that was inherently sinful, we were to obey, because our obedience would excuse us from guilt.  I believe that faulty reasoning was quite prevalent in religious orders.  Recall that "consent" and "partaking" are two of the nine ways of cooperating with the sins of others.

This false notion of unfettered obedience is most likely a factor in the willful blindness of some Catholics in regards to the evils being allowed and perhaps initiated by this pope.  That in no way excuses what can only be called obstinacy in refusing to acknowledge the truth and in their papolatry.  If some reading this are still so afflicted, please shed the blinders and rose-colored glasses, for until you do, you are actually contributing to the corruption in the Church by aiding and abetting the papal octopus.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Maryland To Investigate Archdiocese Of Baltimore For Clerical Sex Abuse Coverup

The Archdiocese of Baltimore released this today.

Where to begin?  There are so many places to start, it might be hard to choose!  There are several parishes that are gay enclaves, such as St Matthew's on Loch Raven Boulevard, St Bernadette in Severn, etc.  And who can forget St Mary's Seminary on Northern Parkway, aptly nicknamed the "pink palace"?

Who can forget also the travesties wrought against Catherine Cessnik, Joyce Malecki and other girls who died "mysteriously" who were associated with Baltimore Catholic schools?  This mess has got to get out into the open.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Petition For The Removal Of Cardinal Cupich

A petition has been started for the resignation of Cardinal Cupich from his position as Archbishop of Chicago.  Please sign it and spread the word.

He has his priorities exactly ass-backwards from where they should be as a Prince of the Church.  Let's look at Cupich since he is actively engaged in trying to destroy another good priest, Father Paul Kalchik.  As reported before, he has ordered Fr Kalchik to go into confinement for "psychiatric treatment"; i.e. he ordered the priest to undergo brutal brainwashing.  Kalchik has literally fled for his life, much as Archbishop Vigano has.

But Cupich does have some priests in Chicago who would be legitimate patients for "psychiatric treatment.  Mahound's Paradise advises us of Father Richard McGrath, who has been credibly accused of sodomizing a 13-year old boy.  Their response?  Why, allow him to live within walking distance of a Catholic grade school, of course!  The mess was all over the Chicago newspapers so the archdiocese cannot credibly claim ignorance over the matter.

Then there's Father Michael Pfleger, "Obama's other pastor".  That nickname most likely indicates the reason why Pfleger wasn't sacked while the Messiah Most Miserable befouled the White House.  But now Obama's gone, so what's the excuse?  Could it be that Cupich and Pfleger are of the same mindset?  Well, let's see!

Cupich thanked Chicago police for allowing Pfleger to shut down Chicago highways to protest "gun violence".  Yes Pfleger is so against "gun violence" that he threatened to "snuff out" a gun shop owner.  I wonder if that is how the two vicars got their idea to issue their none-too-veiled threats to Fr Kalchik?  But I digress.  Anyway, perhaps I'm being too hard on poor ole' Pfleger.  After all, he can be the model for civility, calm, rationality.  Perhaps he doesn't need "psychiatric treatment"!  See for yourselves!

See?  Isn't that just charming and reassuring?  No wonder Cupich lets him go untethered.  He and Cupich are of the same mold - and that is NOT sarcasm.  Please sign that petition and call the Chicago chancery.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Father Kalchik Leaves Resurrection In Face Of Serious Threats - CALL TO ACTION

On Thursday I wrote of the situation concerning Father Paul Kalchik, a faithful priest in the Archcioese of Chicago.  I suggested action in that post.  If you haven't done so, I suggest you do it now, but first read this important update.

From One Peter Five we read that Father Kalchik was preparing to celebrate a wedding when Auxiliary Bishop Mark Bartosic barged in unannounced as Kalchik was vesting for the wedding. Bartosic told Kalchik he had minutes to vacate the parish or else he'd be arrested for "trespassing".  Kalchik did so.  Bartosic was at least good enough to celebrate the wedding and not leave the couple high and dry.

Kalchik left with his brother who was visiting him.  At least we know he is safe for now.  The other day two representatives, Father Jeremy Thomas and Msgr Dennis Lyle (the latter played a role in ousting Fr Frank Phillips, the faithful pastor of St John Cantius) told Kalchik not only to vacate, but to "commit himself to psychiatric confinement".  In other words, he was to submit to brainwashing.  Addendum: In the course of that conversation, Kalchik told the two vicars that he was needed in the parish to say morning Mass.  They replied, "what would happen if you were dead"?  In other words, they threatened his life!

Mahound's Paradise gives us more history behind the gay flag and how it stemmed from the perversions of the previous pastor, who was a flaming gay.  Be warned, some of that history is rather gruesome.

I now link to Resurrection's bulletin for this weekend.  Therein Father Kalchik gave his account of the flag-burning.  I downloaded it and suggest you do the same, for the archdiocese will undoubtedly take it offline.

PLEASE TAKE ACTION - If anyone contents themselves with prayer but refuses to take action, such prayer is useless.  Call Cupich's office (again, for some) at 1-312-534-8200 and rebuke him for his ouster of Kalchik and his demand that Kalchik submit to draconian brainwashing.  Call that same number, search for Bartosic's and Lyle's names and offer them some stern rebukes.  You may have to leave voicemails, but that's ok.  Leave messages on Resurrection's site.  Those of you in the Chicago archdiocese should announce immediately your financial boycotts until Cupich apologizes to Kalchik (and Father Phillips, for that matter) and cleans up his act.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Let's Rebuke Cupich NOW!

This past Saturday I touched upon Cardinal Cupich and his malevolence to one of his priests who is actually acting to expunge evil from his parish.  The flag-burning did occur, with Father Kalchik's participation.  Apparently this symbol of sodomy was used by the late Cardinal Bernardin (surprise!).  It was hung so that it blocked the hand-carved Crucifix over the altar; see the PJ Media article for a depiction of the sacrilege.

I called for a phone and email blast of the Chicago chancery over the treatment that Cupich is inflicting on Father Kalchik.  Some replied that perhaps Cupich just didn't want a media spectacle.  To that I say, "too bad"!  Where is Cupich's concern about "spectacle" when Father Michael Pfleger acts up?  And is he really having cold feet because he doesn't want a spectacle, or is he just doing the bidding of his gay-mafia puppet masters and sugar daddies?  Should the Apostles have stopped preaching the gospel because of "spectacle"?  Read in Acts how Peter and John responded to very similar demands by the sanhedran.

Speaking of faithful priests persecuted by dissident bishops, I post now an interview that Father Marcel Guarnizo gave to His segment starts in the middle of the clip so you can just move the button to the middle; where his picture appears is the beginning.  Father Guarnizo rightly states that the bishops are indeed the source of the problems AND that the laity must act to rectify the matter.  Yes, we must pray, but we must also act.  Too often faithful Catholics have been way too reticent when it comes to speaking out.  What is the source of that?  Timidity? False humility?  Whatever it is, we must overcome these obstacles, for if we don't, our prayer will be hamstrung, if not outright nullified.

With that in mind, we can start by protesting Cupich's draconian and vindictive treatment of Father Kalchik.  Here is the contact information for the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Call the first number 1-312-534-8200.  Then follow the "search by name" prompts for Cupich's office.  You will get his secretary.  Voice your displeasure politely but sternly.  The gay cartel have these campaigns down to an art and we must best them at that.  I called this afternoon, and I hope that many more will call.  Spread the word.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Narcissism And Dissidence

When I wrote yesterday's post, I omitted an important connection between religious-star-wannabees and perversion.  That common thread is narcissism.  If you look at the links that I embedded in that article, narcissism reeks throughout.   Speaking of which, I learned of this official portrait of the pope.

Notice how he's standing in the light, in the center of the thing, while the Holy Family is shoved into a corner, partially obscured by shadows?  And why are his hands folded in a manner that hides his pectoral cross?  I also can't help but notice the rainbow; is that a nod to the cabal that seems to control the Vatican?

Now for another more glaring instance of the narcissism found in dissidents, I just became aware through LifeSiteNews that the pastor of St. Francis Xavier in Manhattan has been removed due to "boundary violations" with an "adult male who attended the parish".  The pervert's name is Father Bob VerEecke, S.J.  The acting pastor claims there was "nothing criminal", just "lack of good judgment".  This acting pastor's name is Father Daniel Corrou.  Given his dismissive platitude, I am none too confident in Corrou's fitness for his new position.

I've written plenty about that parish over the years, given their coddling of gays.  Now it turns out that the pastor is himself gay.  Is he also a narcissist?  Go back to the LifeSiteNews article and watch the video to see how he profaned Pentecost Mass in 2017.  By the way - should that video "disappear", please notify me via comments for I took the precaution to download that evidence of corruption.

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Sex Scandal And Consecrated Religious Trying To Be Entertainers

Yes, there IS a connection, and it centers around the disregard for dignity and decorum befitting a religious.  Listen to this homily below and understand why the recent onslaught of religious-entertainer-wannabees is a blight upon the One True Faith, not cute nor harmless.  See here and here and here and here.   As Michael Matt said in his video in the previous post, we Catholics need to grow up and we must demand the same of our religious.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Remnant TV On The Vigano Revelations And Real Reform Needed

Michael Matt of Remnant TV shares some insights below.  It's necessary to emphasize a crucial point bout the dog-and-pony show that is to occur this coming February.  The point is something mentioned by Church Militant this past week.  This meeting ostensibly will focus on prevention of sexual abuse of "minors" and "vulnerable adults". The two terms, by definition, do not include seminarians. A goodly percentage of the targets have been seminarians, so they'd be excluded from consideration at that meeting. Seminarians were the "victims of choice" of ex-cardinal McCarrick. It can be argued that seminarians who submitted to de facto rape were so psychologically impaired that they would not have been suitable for the priesthood.  They obviously lacked the presence of mind to fend off their assailants - not at all excusable on their part.  I've repeatedly called upon them to come forth and bring this matter to justice, as their silence only served to enable their predators to continue attacking others.  Anyway, here is Mr. Matt's video.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Latest Betrayals By The Pope And Cupich

At the end of this month, the pope will formalize an agreement with Communist China that will essentially give to the Chi-coms the authority to decide who will be appointed bishops in that country.  As part of that agreement, the current bishops who have served the Church in the face of hostility and threats from China will be thrown under the bus by their chief shepherd.  The memories of those Chinese prelates who died in prison, are who had their lives shortened by communist brutality will be held in disregard, if not outright disdain.

Many church leaders had been calling on the pope to cancel the so-called "synod on the youth" to be held next month.  They rightly state that the Vatican in its current condition has no moral credibility to deliberate on how to serve young people correctly.  Well, the charade will go on (as of this writing).  Today the Vatican released a list of those who will participate in this synod.  Those names include Cardinals Tobin and Cupich, two prelates who are implicated in Vigano's statement quite heavily.  With this tone-deaf list, the pope and Vatican prove once again why this synod will be an abysmal joke.

Speaking of Cupich, he is at present preparing to snuff out an ember of faithful Catholicism in his diocese.  Father John Kalchik of Resurrection Parish in Chicago announced that he was going to hold a public burning of a gay rainbow flag that the previous pastor allowed to desecrate the Church.  The local gay mafia notified Cupich who immediately ordered Kalchik not to proceed.  The parishioners took over and held the flag-burning anyway.  So now Cupich is threatening to remove Father Kalchik's faculties as a priest.

Doesn't Cupich sound like the sort of person who would be the least qualified to discuss spiritual guidance for the Church's young people?  So did Francis select in spite of his disdain of Catholic morality - or because of it?

But faithful Catholics must remain silent and not raise their voices, you see?  Else we might be "punished by serpents".  Yes, he really said that.

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Hush-Up And Cover-Up Attempts Continue Unabated

Yesterday the pope met with Cardinal DiNardo and other US prelates.  Ostensibly they were discussing the ever-growing scandal of bishops covering for priest-rapists and/or engaging in those rapes as well.  They were serious.  They were somber: an appropriate attitude for crimes of this magnitude.  Can't you see their sincerity, their contrition, their firm resolution in this picture?

I agree with my blogging colleague Conquered By Love that the jocularity evident on the faces of the pope and the others is a slap in the face to the victims, their families and the aggrieved church at large, not to mention a spit in the eye to God Almighty Himself.

They must have been discussing strategies to silence faithful Catholics, that is, we the Great Unwashed, for they got right to it.  He used his homily to take jabs at Catholics who have had enough, calling us the "Great Accuser" This term has often used for Satan.  Perhaps this is a good entry for the Little Book of Insults.  He said, and I kid you not, "in these times, it seems like the Great Accuser (i.e., us) has been unchained and is attacking bishops".  Awww!!  The poor widdle bishops!  Their widdle feel-bads are hurt!  Let us all shed a tear!  Boo-hoo!  Seriously!  How many bishops knew and uttered not one peep?  Even if they did not engage in the perversions themselves, they cooperated in sin by their silence.

His faithful "vice-pope" lapdog, Cardinal Maradiaga, took his cue from that homily and tried to tell us that McCarrick's abuse of hundreds of young men was "of a private order", decrying its exposition.  Well, most abusers do try to keep their crimes "of a private order".  Perhaps Maradiaga bears some scrutiny?  Regrettably he is "talking the talk" of a serial abuser.  I'm not necessarily saying that he is an abuser, but he's using the language and tactics of an abuser.

These strategies are nothing new.  Church Militant reminded us of the usage of them in Bridgeport about eleven years ago.  A priest brought to light the massive embezzlement committed by another priest.  When then Bishop Lori dragged his feet in addressing the matter, Father Madden hired private investigators to help jail the embezzler.  Bishop Lori's response was to force Father Madden to apologize at Mass for "overstepping his bounds".  I suppose for Lori it was more important for him to save face rather than bring a criminal to justice.

Sometime before that in the Diocese of Arlington, Father James Haley attempted to get Bishop Lori to rein in some priests who were also embezzling, or using pornography, or conducting affairs with married parishioners.  As a reward, Loverde not only defrocked him but excommunicated him as well.  I might point out that Arlington is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  Lori took over as Archbishop shortly after this excommunication.  While he didn't commit that injustice against Father Haley, neither did he address it.

If they think they will silence us, they deceive only themselves.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

From The Fox Guarding Hen House Department - Lori Investigates Bransfield

Bishop Michael Bransfield of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston (WV) is no longer the prelate of that diocese.  He is currently under investigation for alleged homosexual predation on young men.  He is 75 years old anyway and accordingly had to submit his resignation.  This diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore is leading the investigation into the Bransfield allegations.  He will also serve as apostolic administrator of Wheeling-Charleston until the pope appoints a new bishop.

This is another case of the fox guarding the hen house.  Church Militant articulated their own concerns about this development.  In addition, I have written quite a bit about the homosexual infiltration that has been allowed to fester within the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  Much of my writing has been focused on St Matthew's on Loch Raven Boulevard.  Its pastor, Father Joseph Muth, has been defiant in his promotion of the mortal sin of sodomy, going so far as to lead his parish as they march in Baltimore's "gay pride" parade year after year.  Over the years I and others have written to Lori to ask him to replace Muth, as he is leading many in this parish to hell.  A friend pointed out to me that in addition to St Matthew's, Muth is now scandalizing the parishioners of Blessed Sacrament on Old York Road as well.  That is a recent assignment and had to be Lori's doing.

Lori is probably yet another prelate who should be thinking of early retirement.  He is not qualified, by dint of his own facilitation of gays in Baltimore, to be investigating anybody.