Friday, May 18, 2018

Be Innocent As Doves And Wise As Serpents

It is possible to take Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" and use at least some of them to our advantage.  I say "some" because that "some" are not intrinsically evil.  For instance, the rule called "make your opponents live by their own rules" cannot be considered evil.  It's high time we stop playing the "Clark Kent" nice guys and take on the agents of death head-on.  As Voris explains, Donald Trump has learned how to do that.  Some of us in the Catholic blogosphere have likewise learned.  All faithful Catholics must do the same.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

More From The Et Tu Brute Department: Maryland Catholic Conference

Regarding the topic of yesterday's post, I believe we suffered betrayal from another supposedly Catholic organization: the Maryland Catholic Conference.  I'm on the MCC's email-blast list.  While that piece of legislation was being discussed and voted upon, I don't recall hearing a peep from the MCC asking us to lobby our representatives to promote the Catholic teachings regarding both homosexuality and the role of parents in their children's lives.  If in fact the MCC did speak out, please advise and point to the evidence in the comments box, and I'll be happy to stand corrected.

I don't think that will happen.  I see no mention of this bill on the MCC site.  Now you can bet your bottom dollar that had the subject matter of the legislation been 1) some "charitable" handout program, 2) death penalty, 3) gun control, 4) coddling of border-crashers, then the clarion cries of the MCC would have been incessant - for the support of progressive positions, of course.  But when it comes to the fomenting of mortally sinful perversions and the undermining of parents, we hear crickets from the MCC.  Do those initials really stand for "Maryland Communist Cabal"?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

From The Et Tu Brute Department: Gov. Hogan Throws MD Parents Under The Bus Because..Political Correctness

From the "Et tu, Brute?" Department we read that Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed into law a measure that prohibits therapists from from offering "gay reparative therapy" to minors.  I'm linking to an article from Metro Weekly, a publication that appears to cater to gays as they carry out their perversions.  That should explain its progressive stance.

It cites a study that claims that 20,000 minors could be "forced to undergo conversion therapy".  Well, in related news, these same minors might be "forced" to eat their vegetables at dinner, get their teeth filled at the dentist, do their homework after school, etc.  Who would be doing all this "forcing"?  Parents.  These are the same people who care for their children by feeding, clothing, and housing them.  They are tasked by God Himself to seek their children's welfare: both temporal and spiritual.  If one of these children were to exhibit tendencies towards pyromania, would reparative therapy seem so outlandish to these progressives?

The tendency towards homosexuality is intrinsically disordered.  A parent would be wise to seek professional help for his/her child so afflicted.  Now that avenue for assistance has been denied that child.  Why?  Clearly this is a slap in the faces of parents who seek the best for their children.

Well, let's take a look at some of the supporters of that therapy-gag- order.  Richard Madaleno and Bonnie Cullison, who introduced the measure into the state legislature, both consider themselves "married" to their same-sex accomplices.  The Human Rights Campaign and Free State Justice are two organizations who work to facilitate perversion.  Of course they'd support this gag order.

They all commit and/or support intrinsically sinful conduct.  The simple fact is that they cannot brook any mention of  that truth, lest their numbed consciences be awakened and start stinging them.  Thus they want the truth suppressed.  Any person afflicted with homosexual leanings and who seeks freedom from them is a living rebuke to the gay community and their enablers.  Therefore the gay community will seek to hold these people prisoners, lest they achieve freedom and show the gay mantras to be lies.  These individuals will not be satisfied until all manifestation of the truth is squelched.

Of course any Christian who is awake is not the least bit surprised that the gay community would put forth this piece of putrid legislation.  What is disappointing, though, is Governor Hogan's capitulation to the gay agenda.  The man is supposed to be Catholic, yet he just acted to trap troubled youth in dangerous and sinful lifestyles.  This will be something to consider as Maryland's primaries loom closer.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Are Texas Bishops Violating RICO As They Cover For Border Crashers?

On Friday, Church Militant TV released a Vortex that states that the Diocese of Dallas TX may be in violation of the RICO statute owing to its sheltering of illegal aliens, that is, border-crashers.  That bishop is Edward Burns

The Dallas diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, headed by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Sillar.  Listen to his "statement on immigration".  He clearly parrots the progressive talking-points and obfuscates the all-important fact that these "immigrants" have crashed our borders knowingly, flouting US laws right at the onset.

In the video, Voris opines that the motives of the Texas bishops may by the filling of their pews.  I might add that another, perhaps more overriding motive might be the filling of their coffers.  Nearly four years ago it was revealed that Catholic Charities of Dallas received $823 thousand in federal grants (i.e., our tax dollars) to "resettle refuges".   Two years ago, we learned that one of those "refugees" that the Diocese of Dallas assisted went on to commit acts of terrorism in Ohio.  I daresay that this diocese has the blood of those injured on their hands.  How many more thugs and terrorists will these bleeding-heart and brain-bereft progressives in miters aid and abet?  Given Garcia-Sillar's sniveling, enough to keep the federal $$$ headed their way.

Since the local police departments seem to be in cahoots with the Dallas chancery, we may wish to ask Governor Greg Abbott to investigate this matter, and insist that he not demure simply because bishops are involved.  It is his responsibility to protect the citizens of Texas from invading threats, even if conniving bishops are aiding and abetting the invasion.  It does appear that they are violating RICO statutes.  Voris says that there will probably be updates to this latest bishop scandal.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Why We Write

My blogging colleague at Tenth Crusade touched upon this topic and I'd like to add my two cents.  Some have chided me in the past, saying my "negativity" will chase away the impressionable from the One True Faith.  I believe that is incorrect and daresay that some who say this to me may be struggling with denial at the mess that is emanating from this papacy.

What will scandalize in the face of the heresy from the Vatican is a lack of truthful speaking from those of us who are striving to adhere to the Teachings of Jesus Christ as found in His Church.  We simply must provide the antidote for the modernist, progressive bile coming from the papacy and from heretical parishes.

Case in point.  We know that there are good young people striving to be faithful to the Church and her teachings.  What would you think would hurt them more?  This blog (and others like it) or this thing that came from the pope?

These poor kids get mocked by their peers, teachers, culture at large.  Now we see that the pope is hurling the same crap at them.  We are needed to tell these kids that they should stay the course.  If they seem "rigid" to the world, it's because the Teachings of Christ, like Christ Himself, are immutable.  God does not "change His mind".  Faithful Catholics need encouragement and affirmation to counter the poison and spite that is shot at them from progressives, even if these progressives occupy high places in the Church hierachy.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

A Closer Look At The Met Gala Debacle

Two days ago, when I wrote about the Met-Gala sacrilege that relegated Catholics (once again) to the status of "niggers of the new age", I linked to a New York Post article.  It didn't dawn on me at the time but now I cannot help but notice how much Dolan seemed to carry on about feeding his face with hot dogs and peanut butter sandwiches.  It's apparent that he loves to chow down - more so than perhaps his Faith and his office as Prince of the Church.

He also loves to make a fool of himself, and by dint of his office, fools of his fellow Catholics and even Jesus Christ Himself.  Of course he had assistance in that from the Vatican, as they lent Catholic artifacts to the gala to be objects of mockery.

Father Peter West posted on Facebook some of the real damage that Dolan did at that gala.  I cannot find that post on Father's wall, but Eponymous Flower saved a screen shot.  I'm going to post a Vortex in which Michael Voris touches upon the roles that Cardinal Ravasi (this one!) and Archbishop Ganswein (designated by the pope to make sure the Pope Emeritus stays quiet?) had in engineering the gala-debacle.

By the way, Bishop Robert Barron seems to have trouble seeing the blasphemies and sacrileges for what they were that evening.  Of course, this is the prelate who entertains the delusions that hell may be empty.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Why Was Alfie Murdered Before His Second Birthday?

Last week I and others pondered aloud the very real probability that the British medical system, with the collusion of Britain's legal system and even the Roman Catholic hierarchy in that country, murdered Alfie Evans in cold blood.  They did the deed just before he attained his second birthday, which is today.  The timing of that is no coincidence.  They appeared in a hurry to have him die before he reached his second birthday, and there is a reason as explained here.

"Oh, it's just a tin-foil-hat crank conspiracy website!", one may poo-poo.  If you believe that, did you search the UK website for yourself?  They supplied the url, after all.  I did, and yes indeedy, if a claim is to be made for vaccine damage, it must be done after the patient is 2 years old.  The National Health Service, if it did cause damage to Alfie's brain with a reckless dosage of vaccines, had a vested interest in hastening his death.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is socialized medicine.  In ascribing to government the responsibility for medical care of its citizens, we would also be ceding to government the authority to make life-death decisions for those citizens.  Such a government would become a soul-less, monstrous behemoth.  That is the situation in the UK now.  That the bishops over there have become so compromised is clear indication that they have some sort of financial stake in the system.

We in the US aren't that far behind them.  Obamacare started us on that path, with the conniving assistance of the USCCB.  Had Hillary Clinton won the White House, I believe our fate in this regard would have been sealed.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Piers Morgan Trumps Cardinal Dolan In Decency And Common Sense

And that title doesn't say a whole lot.  That's not to slight Morgan, but to point out that just about anybody with a scintilla of common sense and decency will outshine Dolan.

I never heard of the Met Gala before the one that happened a few days ago.  Apparently it's quite a hoity-toity fashion show where all the wealthy folks and entertainers and all other sorts of glitterati wear expensive clothing along some given theme and rub elbows with each other.  Usually the women came dressed in rather provocative attire, like "ladies of the evening", if you get the drift.  This year someone came up with the bright idea of making the attire "catholic-themed".  So many of them came in attire that was unabashedly blasphemous.

Dolan was yokking it up with the blasphemers, (keeping with behavioral patterns of the past) complaining more about the quantity of food rather than the disrespect and bigotry being heaped upon his Faith.  From the New York Post I quote, "Dolan cracked to fellow guests that he was the only one who didn’t have to go out and buy his duds for the evening — though organizers were disappointed he didn’t accessorize more."  Well why didn't he "accessorize more"?  Did he forget about his signature head-gear (to the right)?

But Dolan probably has reasons, I'm sure - and I do mean rea$on$!  What does sacerdotal dignity and duty mean when beaucoup d'argent (French for "plenty of money") is to be had?

Piers Morgan wrote a very lucid article in the Daily Mail, pointing out the anti-Catholic bigotry on display at this Met-Gala thing.  He rightly pointed out that those blaspheming the One True Faith wouldn't dream of doing that to the Muslim or Jewish religion.

He also pointed out how bizarre it was that the Vatican gave its permission for Catholic accouterments to be featured at this sort of event.  He asked, "what the hell was the Vatican thinking?"  Faithful Catholics also ask that question, and have been asking that question quite frequently since Francis ascended to the papal throne.

Again, faithful Catholics are being treated as "niggers of the new age".  Among the bigots treating them as such are their own traitorous bishops.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Holy Spirit Is...WHAT???

Yesterday at a meeting conducted by the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life, Pope Francis said that "the Holy Spirit is a disaster because He never tires of being creative."

My dear friends who insist on trying to defend the indefensible utterances of this Pope, don't try this time.  It truly would be both intellectually and spiritually dishonest of you to even engage on such logical gymnastics.  Think about it.  The Third Person of the Blessed Trinity is God.  The Vicar of Christ said that "God is a disaster".   Did he mean to say that?  I don't know and more importantly it doesn't matter what he meant.  The fact is that he said it.  Can you point to any other pontiff who let that kind of blasphemy come out of his mouth?

Later he extols the benefits of "discernment".  I'd agree that discernment is most beneficial.  He should try it sometime.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Catholic Charities Hosts Democrat Dog And Pony Show At St Jude's In Rockville MD

In 2018 all levels of Maryland public officials are up for elections: from the governor down to the local registrar of wills.  That of course means all the county councils and county executives are up.  This past Thursday evening on May 3rd, I attended a debate of candidates for the Montgomery County Executive position held at St. Jude's in Rockville.

I must remind one and all that Montgomery County Maryland is a liberal loony bin.  The lunacy was on display tonight in all its macabre glory.  First the debate was co-hosted by both Catholic Charities and the Justice and Advocacy Council.  I knew that when I got the notice and realized it was a harbinger of things to come.

The moderator of this debate was none other than Msgr John Enzler, who has been known to cozy up to pro-aborts and even to donate to their political campaigns.  There were seven candidates who were debating.  Six of them were Democrats; Robin Ficker was the lone Republican.  Three of those Democrats are current members of the County Council; they are George Leventhal, Roger Berliner, and Mark Elrich.  They were also on the council in early 2010 when the council passed its measure to hog-tie pro-life pregnancy centers in the County.  If you go back to my archives from that time, you can see video that I took of the hearings in Rockville.  Leventhal was particularly contemptuous of the pro-life people who testified against the bill.  It did pass, but went down in flames in court.  Mind you, all three of the current county executive candidates voted for it, although it was obviously unconstitutional.  You'll see later on how they hold the US Constitution in cheap regard.

The first part of the debate focused on "immigration": that is, when the Democrats weren't busy bashing President Trump.  Each of the Democrats loudly proclaimed that if they were elected, they would protect the border-crashers and that they'd direct the County police not to cooperate with ICE in any attempt to enforce immigration laws.  Let that sink in.  The President of the United States is constitutionally charged with ensuring national security; part and parcel of that task is the securing of the nation's borders.  We all listened to Democrats vowing to undermine the President as he carries out his constitutional responsibilities.  Whoever is elected to the executive position in November will take his or her own oath of office.  That oath includes the upholding of the Constitution.  But in loudly proclaiming that they would undermine the president, they just admitted that they would disregard their own oaths of office.  Moreover, in stating that they'd direct the county police to take a hostile stance towards ICE, they'd be directing those same officers to disregard their own oaths that they swore as police officers.  Isn't that, well, special??

Now of course Enzler was just beaming with joy upon hearing such talk.  Recall that Catholic Charities, along with other branches of the US church hierarchy, receive billions in federal dollars to "resettle immigrants".  Since that amount is predicated on headcounts "served", we can see how they'd be anxious to keep them crashing our national borders.

They moved beyond the Trump-bashing and shilling for border-crashers onto other favorite progressive topics.  As I said, there was one lone Republican - Robin Ficker.  When the candidates were asked about bringing jobs to Montgomery County, Ficker said he would brook no tax increases on his watch.  The others clearly didn't like that and used their time slots to take umbrage at that suggestion.  They also lauded the hike in the minimum wage.  Clearly we saw a shining example of how progressives simply aren't in touch with the real world.  Hikes in minimum wages - hikes in taxes - universal health care - these are all arbitrary costs that make Montgomery County unfriendly to employers - especially to those that are small businesses.  Anyone with a scintilla of common sense knows that, but liberals are devoid of even that.

Education was a hot button topic too.  The favored solution for the Democrats seemed to be expanding pre-k programs.  That's right.  They actually want to take the three-year-olds and start the brain-washing early.  Perhaps if schools concentrated on the basics instead of allowing and even mandating that the students "walk out" for some gun-control parade, the students might actually learn some useful skills.  Perhaps if little children weren't suspended because they pointed their fingers and made gun sounds, they might feel safe enough to learn.

Not every topic was covered.  They didn't touch their draconian attempt to gag crisis pregnancy centers by a long shot.  There was also no provision for the audience to ask questions.  Oh, we could write them down on cards and submit them, but they were screened.  Be certain that Catholic Charities would never allow their sugar-daddy puppet-masters to be embarrassed.

Below is a recording of the debate - unedited so that you can hear the socialistic prattle in all its ugliness.  Forgive the comments from me and my companions; I trust they don't muffle the nonsense from the stage.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Cardinal Burke - "No Place For Silence"

Last week Cardinal Burke gave a talk in Slovakia.  I needn't rehash what Gloria TV said, so I'll just urge you to watch it on their site.  I trust he'll be speaking on similar themes at the Rome Life Forum.

Rome Life Forum On May 17-18

The Rome Life Forum was founded by LifeSiteNews and is now carried on by Voice of the Family.  Their meeting this year will focus on combating modernism within the Church.  Yes, modernism is found at all levels of the Church and has even emanated from Pope Francis himself.

If one is still inclined to pretend that modernism is no problem, please reflect upon the murder of Alfie Evans, sanctioned by most of the UK Catholic bishops.  Think of Katy Perry being invited by the Vatican to sing the praises of transcendental meditation.  I spoke a bit yesterday of "cooperation with mortal sin" being itself a mortal sin.  The Vatican provided a forum for the commission of mortal sin against the First Commandment.  Throw into the mix the sins of blasphemy and sacrilege and we can see that those who invited Perry and/or allowed her to pollute a Church event are guilty themselves of grave sins. That's modernism for you.

The prime mission of the Church, as defined by Jesus Christ Himself, is the salvation of souls.  That CURA conference had nothing to do with that, and even appears to have caused scandal to souls.  Likewise the prattlings of the the US bishops.  Jihad Watch tells us that they submitted a brief to the US Supreme Court claiming that President Trump's travel ban is "blatant religious discrimination".  We do well to remember that the US bishops have a vested financial interest in securing the largest immigrant population possible.

The Vortex that I'm going to post below details how many dioceses are experiencing the effects of all this modernism and loss of faith.  Many are engaged in silly marketing campaigns.  Perhaps they need to listen to Archbishop Sample's homily from the Pontifical High Mass this past Sunday at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  They don't need cheap gimmicks.  All they need to do is to present the real Catholic faith.  Of course that entails that they believe the Faith and repent of their dalliances with modernism.  By the way - when I speak of "cheap gimmicks" I also refer to the regrettable tendency of clerics and religious orders to carry on like silly buffoons in a misguided attempt to "reach the youth where they are".  Again, young people, indeed all people, need to see the Faith lived out in all its splendor and dignity.

Let us pray for the success of the Rome Life Forum.  I look forward to posting the videos as they become available.

Was Alfie Deliberately Poisoned To Death?

Both LifeSiteNews and Church Militant provide reports that on Alfie Evan's last night of life, that his father was called from his bedside for a "meeting".  During the time he was away, a nurse gave Alfie injections of four different drugs.  Just before those injections, the oxygen saturation level in his blood was a very healthy 98%.  Within two hours after the injections, that level plummeted to 15% and he was dead.

I'll spell it out.  I believe that Alfie was given a lethal mix of drugs in order to bring about a quick death.  We call that a deliberate act of murder.  Let us pray that an independent autopsy of Alfie can be done, for we can be very certain that Alfie is not the only victim of such murderous tactics - and they probably happen on "both sides of the pond".

Meanwhile Cardinal Vincent Nichols and other British bishops have reemphasized their support of the murderous hospital.  Someone on another site called Alder Hey "Auschwitz Hey".  That will be my new name for that 21st century death camp.  It is on the Church Militant site.  I won't post that here for I believe it necessary to post a video detailing the nine ways in which one can be guilty in cooperating with sin - and that is precisely what Nichols and his fellow prelates are doing.  Those who cooperate with a mortal sin are themselves guilty of mortal sin.  Accordingly, they place their souls in grave danger of damnation.  As you watch the video, consider #5 and #8.  I'll also link to a more comprehensive treatment by Father Ripperger.  It would seem that the bishops, and much of the British government, share guilt in Alfie's murder.  How many Americans share guilt in the murder/abortions of babies?