Thursday, July 18, 2019

Faithful Christians Taking Stands In Archdioceses Of Baltimore And Washington

Pursuant to yesterday's post, I'd like to point out a group of concerned people from Lexington Park, MD who are standing up to the filth oozing from the public libraries.  Last month I wrote of a "drag queen story hour" that took place at the local library, presumably funded with taxpayers' dollars.

Last week a County Commission meeting was held in St. Mary's County.  LifesiteNews and related links will show you the testimony presented by outraged Christians at the obvious sexual grooming of area children.  It appears that the library board isn't elected but these commissioners are.  These commissioners hold the purse strings for the library.  Many more good people need to rise up and advise these commissioners that come next election day they may find themselves tossed out on their ears.

If you go back to my June 28th post, you'll see a comment from "St Mary's Resident" arguing that my rebuke of the local clergy was unfair.  He/she mentioned the holy hour that occurred in reparation for the sins committed at that "story hour".  While it's all well and good to pray within the safe confines of Catholic property, that will not suffice as a substitute for getting out where the real need is.  Moreover, I noticed no Catholic clergy in the videos of that commissioner meeting.

Lexington Park lies within the Archdiocese of Washington.  Who has heard of anything said by Archbishop Gregory about this travesty?  Not I!  Anyone?

Shifting our attention to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV, a suffrigan of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, we hear with gladness of Catholics standing up to the stonewalling by Archbishop Lori.  They call themselves Lay Catholic Voices for Change.  They have learned early on that the only language this crowd of bishops knows is the language of money.  They have spoken it by announcing a boycott.  Apparently it didn't take long for Lori et al to get the message for the latter have announced a spate of reforms.  I only counsel my WV colleagues to monitor that situation closely and if any sleight of hand occurs, to reinstate that boycott immediately.  Good for them!

May their numbers increase!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Lay People! Stiffen Your Spines And Thicken Your Skins!

Michael Voris did a special report on gay infiltration and corruption in a New Jersey diocese that got its start from McCarrick.  Voris mentioned in passing that parishioners are disgusted but didn't want to go public for fear of the bishop.  While McCarrick et al were a big factor of the problem, this servile cowardice of the congregations is yet another.

Of what are they afraid?  They're lay people!  They aren't vowed in obedience to the bishop!  We laity have rights that clergy don't.  Are they afraid that a priest might glare at them from the pulpit, or that he might grouse at them in the hallway?  Are they afraid they will lose positions of influence in the parish or of being kicked out of parish functions?  If that happens, well so what??

Really!  We laity must stiffen our spinal columns and thicken our skins!  If we shrink at the thought of arousing the ire of an errant priest or his buddies, how on earth do we think we will deal with real persecution from the world that seems to be increasing as I write this?

Let's not forget that as lay people, we hold a unique power over them, and that is the power of the purse.  Money talks a lot to corrupt clergy and we should ensure that they hear ours - or lack thereof, if you get my drift.

Of course we must draw strength and courage from prayer and the Sacraments.  These are the source of supernatural faith and courage.  But after that we must simply square our shoulders and do the unpleasant work of confronting evil within the Church.  Let's not tolerate cowardice in ourselves or each other.  It is a vice that will lead to sins of omission.  If we don't care enough to confront evil, we  will have to answer for that in our particular judgments.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Mum's The Word! So Do NOT Give To The Annual Appeal!

While he slithered about the Archdiocese of Washington, ex-cardinal McCarrick maintained a personal charitable fund called the Archbishop's Fund.  There seems to be reason to believe that the hundreds of thousands of dollars that flowed in and out of that "charitable fund" were actually bribes.  Of course we don't know for sure because the Archdiocese refuses to answer questions about the funds: questions such as who were recipients, how much did each receive, why, etc.  Right off the bat I can think of two uses that McCarrick may have had for these funds:
  1. Facilitation and/or damage control related to his sexual predations
  2. Buying of votes during the papal conclave that elected Pope Francis
  3. If there are other suggestions, please communicate via the comments section.
If the uses of this fund were honorable, why not disclose them?  Of course when we say the "archdiocese refuses to answer", we must necessarily say that Archbishop Gregory refuses to answer those questions.  And he does.  Oh, by the way.  This past Sunday the Archbishop received the Pallium

In other related archdiocesan news, we recall that journalist George Neumayr was ejected from the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.  Allegedly he was being kicked out because of some legal order barring him from being on Shrine grounds.  Well, guess what?  No such order actually existed, according to a Shrine staffer.  Surprise!  See here and here.  So Msgr Rossi flat out lied.  There was no such order with DC Police.  But speaking of Rossi and the police, it seems that Rossi himself has racked up his own rap sheet - after ordination.  No, we're not talking about minor traffic tickets.  We're talking about drunken driving, hit-and-run accidents.  In October 2017 (less than two years ago) he was apprehended in Virginia for reckless driving and had to pay a fine (I wonder if that wound up on an expense report?).

Meanwhile our arms are being twisted to give to the "Annual Appeal".  They won't even call it "Archbishop's Appeal", as if that will fool anyone.  I suggest not giving one penny to that thing.  Why should we pay for their bribes and drunken driving fines?

Monday, July 15, 2019

Word Among Us Touts Experience-Based Alpha Program

Below is a video that dissects the spiritual booby-trap known as known as Alpha.  It is a program devised by protestants, ostensibly to facilitate evangelism (such as protestants understand the word "evangelism").  Alpha seems to emphasize protestant priorities such as "relationship" and "experiences".  Actual errors seem to include (at least implicitly) the "sola scriptura" heresy and disregard for the Sacraments and Magisterium.

At 9:17 we hear the question, "why are you promoting error to Catholics?"  That is a question that should be addressed to the Word Among Us magazine, for their Easter 2019 issue features an article that sings forth the dubious praises of Alpha.  Indeed, as I read this article, it makes evangelism sound like one big, slick marketing campaign.  Its title is most telling: "Relationship First".  That is flat-out not Christianity.  Since they are "sola scriptura", let's look at Scripture, namely the Gospel of Mark.  What's the first recorded word of Jesus from that Gospel?  Is it "relationship"?  Is it "experience"?  No, it's "Repent".

14:30 "It allows you to become a Christian without change...".  Therein lies a big danger to souls.  Let's look at what today's gospel would have been if we were in "B" cycle.  It's when Jesus sent the 72 disciples on a preaching tour to preach the gospel of repentance.  It wasn't a gospel of "experience" or "personal fulfillment", but of repentance.

Time does not allow me to recite all the ills of Alpha, but I will touch on a few.  This link states that Alpha has been linked with the dangerous practice known as the "Toronto Blessing".  I don't know the precise nature of this linkage but I'd suspect that might be found in this anthology.  About thirty years ago I was affiliated with the Mother of God Community, from whence sprang the Word Among Us.  Towards the end of its heyday, it started dabbling in the "Toronto Blessing".  I knew enough to avoid participation in it like the plague.  Such are the dangers of overemphasis on "experience" and disregard for the Sacraments and the Magisterium.  If you take a look at the bottom of that "anthology" link, you will see that Cardinal Burke condemned Alpha.

Two years ago, the Word Among Us advocated the new age practice of centering prayer. Now they've linked up with Alpha bile.  This is the kind of nonsense that will happen when one stokes lusts for spiritual "experience" instead of preaching the truths of the Catholic faith.  I'd advocate the avoidance of WAU.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Are You A Cotton-Candy Catholic?

In a recent Vortex, Michael Voris uses the term "country-club Catholics" to describe Catholics who do accept the Church's teachings but who refuse to discuss, let alone confront, the evil within the Church - especially when that evil emanates from the clergy and even the Vatican.  Instead of "country-club", I prefer the term coined by the Activist Mommy, "cotton candy Catholics".  This term more accurately describes the tendency of those milquetoast Catholics to play the three monkeys in terms of dealing with the Church's internal evils.

I have found myself flummoxed by this cotton-candy crowd myself.  These are the same folks who refuse to pray in front of abortuaries.  I now believe this is why we had such an abysmally poor turnout at the Mount when we protested Shriver's appearance.

The "cotton candy" crowd will simply have to take off the rose-colored glasses and put on their big-boy pants.  They will have to join us "deplorables" in getting some dirt under their fingernails and dealing with some guff from non-faithful CINOs.  They will have to join us in speaking truth to power - even when that power is one's own bishop.  They will have to deal with the fact that they will lose positions of influence in their parishes owing to speaking plain truth.  Anything less than that will entail great risk to their own souls, not to mention the furtherance of more evil in the Church.

We are the Church Militant!  We are NOT the "church milquetoast"!  We are NOT the "church mellow"!  We are NOT the "church mealy-mouth"!  We are NOT the "church mamby-pamby"!  MILITANT!  Got that?

Toughen up!  Man (or woman) up!  Grow up!  Now!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Pope Leads The Charge In Vilifying Faithful Catholics

Lately we've seen quite a spate of faithful priests and Catholic laity being tossed to the curb for the "high crime and misdemeanor" of - being a Catholic faithful to the timeless teachings and traditions of Jesus Christ and by extension to His Church.

Father Eduard Perrone, pastor of Assumption Grotto in the Archdiocese of Detroit, has promoted the traditional liturgy and has stood for orthodoxy.  The archdiocese has placed him on leave after receiving a "credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor".  This parish just happens to be the parish of Michael Voris.  In this Church Militant article, you can see Voris and other parishioners confront the episcopal vicar, Msgr Michael Bugarin, after Mass and let him know that they weren't swallowing the baloney.  Please take the time to watch these videos.  Chances are that we will find it incumbent upon ourselves to take similar actions.  It certainly is heart-warming to see Catholics no longer just sitting on their hands and being silent in the face of these atrocities.  And yes, it was rather fun to watch Bugarin squirm as he was called out on his own disregard for due process under canon law, and other assorted acts of hypocrisy committed by both him and Archbishop Vigneron.

Meanwhile in Minneapolis, Fr Vaughn Treco, pastor of St. Bede the Venerable and a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter has found himself excommunicated and his parish closed after he criticized the actions of some popes during and after the Second Vatican Council.  You can listen to the "offending homily" here.  Mind you, Fr James Martin and others of his ilk spread their homophile bile in pulpit after pulpit and they receive lauds and adulations for so polluting those churches, with nary a slap on the wrists.  Listen to Father Treco's homily in the link and if you detect any heresy or even errors, please advise in the comments.

In Italy yet another faithful order has been destroyed.  The malefactors from the Vatican didn't even bother to trump up any charges against them.  But maybe this talk that Pope Francis gave two years ago some clues.  Below the video I will have commentary.



So those who understand that Christ's teachings are clear and immutable are "fanatics" and we "sow division in the Church".  Well, guess what?  Without a solid basis in Godly teachings, any "unity" will necessarily be an utter sham.  While this is two years old, it shows that the treatment being meted out to these two priests and many other faithful Catholics is very likely part of a coordinated effort to expunge the Church of all true followers of Christ and His teachings.  Two lessons:
  1. We can expect similar treatment - no exceptions.  Any who hold positions in parishes can expect to be expelled from those positions if they remain faithful to Church teachings.
  2. We should be prepared to speak truth to evil, as the Assumption parishioners did with Msgr Bugarin.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Queen Of The Nile

According to sources in Atlanta, Archbishop Gregory's former see, his nickname is "Queen of the Nile".  I understand such nicknames are quite common in, uh, "certain circles".  We've had "Donna" and "Blanche".  If history is any predictor, we in the Washington archdiocese are in for a bumpy ride.

By the way - we are being asked to pay for that ride via the "Annual Appeal".  Notice how they won't call it the "Archbishop's Appeal"?  They know very well that "Archbishop's" anything would go over like a lead balloon.  How stupid do they think we are?  Here's the email that I and many others received today.

Let's make sure this little balloon goes down with a thud, too.  Just give directly to worthwhile charities without going through these "middlemen" and risking your dollars being diverted to anti-Catholic entities.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Pro-Abort Acid Reflux Syndrome

Yes, this dread condition exists!  How do I know?  Why, I have seen such an individual who is afflicted with this malady.  I don't know his name so I'll call him "Mr Belcher" for reasons soon to be apparent.  Quite often the poor soul walks by us on Saturday mornings.  He looks towards us, and then the unfortunate fellow lets out with a loud burp.  This has happened several times now.  How distressing it must be for him!  Something tells me that he isn't the only victim of this disease.

So how does this sickness develop?  Is it because the afflicted ones have to swallow so much intellectual and moral bile that their very digestive systems rebel from such an insult?  Or maybe it's because they are truly trying to articulate their position, and all they can do is belch forth fetid gases.  That would make sense since the intellectual justification for baby-murder is nothing more than noxious vapors anyway.

We realize that by our very presence in front of these mills, we are offering much needed rebuke to any passers-by who favor the murder of tiny children.  The First Spiritual Work of Mercy is "Rebuke the Sinner".  When confronted with the truth, one only has two possible reactions: acceptance or rejection.  Mr. Belcher seems to be rejecting the truth, but burps are all that he can muster.  While he is still on this side of the grave, we pray that he repents of his support for baby-murder and for any personal involvement in that sin that there might be.

In the meantime, he might want to buy some Rolaids or Tums.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

For Your July 4th Considerations

Today we celebrate the day when the United States declared its independence from England in 1776.  Much has happened between then and now, and much of that has been troubling.  We have lost our spiritual moorings, Catholics as much as anyone else.

We celebrate freedom as though it's a license to satisfy every whim and fancy that we might concoct.  However, Catholics need look no further than the Liturgy of the Hours that priests and religious are obliged to pray daily.  Many laity do so as well.  During Morning Prayer, or Lauds, we pray the prophesy that St Zachary uttered after he bestowed the name "John" on his son, St. John the Baptist.  It is called the Benedictus.  Read it.  I'll bring over the pertinent passage below:

This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hands of our enemies, free to worship him without fear, holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.

God gave us our freedom so that we would worship Him and be holy and righteous in His sight.  All the other benefits are secondary.  However, we have forgotten our obligation to give Him due worship and obedience, squandering our patrimony on our own silly and often wanton cravings.  Our nation is ejecting Him from its life.  Unless we as a nation turn and repent, we will experience the awful consequences of our rebellion. When we reject Him, we also reject His protection and blessings.

I've written on these themes durinng previous Independence Days.  I've quoted 2 Chronicles 7:14.  Pursuant to that, I went to Mass this morning and was heartened to see the church almost full.  The homily was another matter.  The homilist spoke of Thomas Jeffferson and his deist beliefs.  He relayed that towards the end of his life, Jefferson received a plea from a Christian man urging his conversion.  Jefferson replied that he hoped we'd all get to heaven in our own ways.  The homilist approved that attitude of Jefferson's.  Ladies and gentlemen, that is indifferentism - not to be lauded from the pulpit.  One of the ways that we are to obey God is to preach the Gospel and seek conversions.  Jefferson's friend was apparently striving to be obedient to that command and was politely rebuffed by Jefferson.  While we can hope that Jefferson repented, we cannot indulge in indifferentism ourselves.  Indifferentism is one of the sins that is killing the Church and nation, and it's particularly egregious when committed by Catholic clergy, who are especially tasked with saving souls.

Meanwhile, with the time that each of us still has, let us continue to pray, receive the Sacraments and obey Our Lord.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

One Year After The McCarrick Revelations

If we learned anything from the recent dog-and-pony extravaganza that the US bishops threw for themselves in Baltimore last month, it's that they don't intend to change one thing about their conduct of Church affairs.  Of course I'm speaking primarily of how they cover for their confreres who just happen to be serial homosexual predators.

Father Gerald Murray (one of the Papal Posse featured on The World Over) penned a piece for LifeSiteNews regarding that fact.  He pointed out that McCarrick is still residing in that Kansas priory.  We still don't know who's paying those expenses.  Even more troubling, we still don't know why he is living in such close proximity to young boys.  Yes, he's been laicized, but I'd be willing to bet that he agreed to "take one for the team" as long as he lives in relative comfort - as he might define "comfort".  It must also be borne in mind that he probably has some dirt on many prelates so they aren't willing to induce him into bean-spilling.  Thus he's allowed to live in comfort during his final years.  HOWEVER - if McCarrick doesn't repent and do serious reparation, he won't be at all comfortable in his eternity.

Father Murray.also touches on Bishop Bransfield and why Lori is pussy-footing with that investigation.  Lori had his name expunged from a report that revealed that he received money from Bransfield.  Only when "caught with his hand in the cookie jar" did Lori issue a rambling mea culpa.  More and more, Lori is looking like he is very much compromised.  That would explain his complete disregard for the gay-related crap emanating from St Matthew's on Loch Raven Blvd.

Below we see Michael Voris interview four men fighting this filth, including James Grein, who had been abused by McCarrick for decades as a boy and young man.  We like them, need to shine the light on this rot so that it can be purged.

Monday, July 1, 2019

More Catholics Standing Up- NJ Catholics Protest Pride Mass

While it is enraging to read of a Catholic Church being profaned by its own pastor, it is also heart-warming to see Catholics stepping out of their comfort zones to confront such evils.  Church Militant said that Cardinal Joseph Tobin did nothing.  I believe that's not the case.  Knowing Tobin's disgusting relationships with gays in the past, I'd be willing to bet that Cardinal Tobin was cheering on the blasphemies and sacrileges that must have happened during that "Mass".  One hopes that the priest conducting the mass had no intention of consecrating the host during the debacle, preventing a real Host from being profaned.

Anyway, let's see more of what those praying Catholics did outside of Our Lady of Grace and St Joseph in Hoboken.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Raymond Arroyo On The Amazon Sin-nod And Other Matters

Here is Thursday's episode of The World Over.  Arroyo discusses the upcoming sin-nod with Edward Pentin and Damian Thompson.  Other topics are discussed, such as the UK bishops' silence in the wake of that attempted forced abortion in England.  Mention is made of a website created by the Society for Tradition, Family And Property.  It is called panamazonsynodwatch.com.  It may well be worth a visit from time to time.

The Left Faking And Exploiting The Rio Grande Drowning

All left-wing pundits and progressive bishops are going ballistic over the drowning deaths of a border-crasher and his little girl.  Some have gone so far as to blame President Trump when, at most, the child had been on US soil for a few minutes.  To be sure, their deaths were sad, but not both were victims.  The child was - of her parents' stupidity and lawlessness.

Louis Verrichio of AKA Catholic has some thoughts on the whole scenario and the picture that has succeeded in causing rational thought in the left to be even more addled than usual.  I invite you to take a look at it and to ponder the very existence of the photograph.  How indeed did that photographer just happen to stumble on that sad scene?  If indeed it was a coincidence (mighty far-fetched), wouldn't a responsible, truly caring response be to ascertain the condition of the two before snapping pictures?  For all this person knew, maybe they were still able to be assisted.

If anyone lacked compassion and decency here, it was the left-wing media who probably positioned their corpses face-down in the water for cheap photo-ops.  It is they who exploited and yes, victimized, the two dead people for the sake of their own insipid narratives.  I'm sure that fact is not entirely lost on the progressive bishops, so the shame of that exploitation lies on their heads as well.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Maryland Catholic Hierarchy Fleeing From Gay Nazis?

Both of these Maryland-based stories are from LifeSiteNews.

In the first, we see that the State of Maryland put a private Christian school, located in Baltimore, in its crosshairs.  Because the school, Bethel Christian Academy, correctly teaches that God designed marriage to be between one biological man and one biological woman (see how I have to spell it out?), parents could no longer use school vouchers to send their children to that school.  Mind you, the school makes no distinction among prospective students in terms of "gender identity".  They simply teach God's truth.  They are filing suit and are represented by Alliance Defending Freedom.  What I failed to detect in the LifeSiteNews piece is any indication of support from the Catholic hierarchy, specifically from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  Why?

Let's now shift focus to St. Mary's County.  In Lexington Park, there was a "drag queen story hour" occurring on the Feast of Corpus Christi.  An intrepid group of Christians came to protest the sleaze session.  It turns out that there were more Christians there than were attendees of the poof-production.  Regrettably there was only one Catholic priest, and he hailed from Charles County.  Why were no priests from St. Mary's County on hand?

It seems like those in the Maryland Catholic hierarchy are afraid of the gay cartel - or they are in cahoots with them. I would love to be proven incorrect.  Please - if anyone hears of the bishops taking action regarding either of these situations, or that of dissident parishes participating in "pride" parades (that means you, Father Joseph Muth!), please advise in the com boxes.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Trekking Through The Amazon Instrumentum

We continue our agonizing and penitential slog through the Instrumentum Laboris of the upcoming debacle known as the Amazon Sin-nod.  Last week I finished paragraph 13.  Paragraph 14 lays out a bunch of hypothetical threats to the peoples of the Amazon.  Read it and notice what is missing.  Where are the threats to the eternal salvation of those people (and the rest of humanity for that matter)?  The Church's primary mission is the eternal salvation of souls.  So where is the concern about faulty catechesis?  Where is the concern about false religions and idolatry?  Oh, wait!  According to paragraph 13, they are supposed to be "in relation to various spiritual forces"!  So this papal plop promotes sins against the First Commandment?  Moving along to paragraph 15, we see that it is considered a "threat" that the people might abandon ancient idolatries.  My goodness!  Was that the attitude of St Patrick when, at his preaching, the Irish ceased their druidic human sacrifices?

Please take a gander at this precious gem from paragraph 17:


"We are" what??!!?  No, we are created in the image and likeness of God, with intellect and will.  We are not just some hobgob of stuff from the material order.  As far as this "cut the veins of our Mother Earth, that's a new one.  The earth is not "our mother".  It is, at best, silly to personify a planet.  For the next several paragraphs one will read ad nauseum the most poetic bewailing of the supposed evils wrought by mankind against the environment.  In other words, it's the quintessential envirowhacko screed.

The themes change a bit at paragraph 28.  The Amazon is now in a "period of grace", you see!  It's because of this "Synod of the Amazon"!  There's going to be "a mutual dialog among all the people of God"!  Let us thank that same God that they didn't see fit to include "the various spiritual forces" in the dialog!

According to paragraph 30, this dialog "aligns with a journey that began with the (surprise!) the Second Vatican Council"!  Taa-daa!  As all progressives know, Church history just didn't exist before the Second Vatican Council!  Prior to that, it was all triumphalist rubbish!  All the saints, doctors of the Church, worldwide preaching of the Gospel, Our Lord's mission for the Church - fudget about it already!  Yes, I am being sarcastic, but I fear my interpretation of paragraph 30 is a tad too accurate for comfort.

I understand that last evening's Democrat candidates' debate was quite a farce.  So tell me - which is the most banal of the two?  This document or the debates?  Please opine in the com-boxes!

Perversion Equals Satanic

Want proof?  Behold!  By the way - this occurred in a public library, funded in part by tax dollars.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Gay Mafia In The MD/DC Church

Last week Archbishop Vigano revealed in an interview that while he was nuncio, he received numerous complaints regarding Msgr Walter Rossi, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC.  He allegedly preyed upon male students of the Catholic University of America, where the Shrine is located.  The LifeSiteNews article details Rossi's connections with now-disgraced Bishop Bransfield, as well as McCarrick and Wuerl.

Archbishop Vigano made reference to George Neumayr.  The latter wrote that Rossi suggested group sex to young men who rewarded those who submitted to him and persecuted those who didn't.  Several years ago, Rossi had Neumayr's name and face put on some sort of Shrine security notice and barred him from the premise.  No reason was ever given.  While that action is allowable at civil law, it isn't allowable at canon law.

This past Sunday on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Neumayr attempted to attend Mass and participate in the Corpus Christi procession.  He was spotted and ordered to leave.  Church Militant tried to follow up with the Shrine staff.  As a demonstration of what the Gay Mafia church really means by "transparency", the questions were stonewalled.

It's worth noting that now-disgraced Bishop Bransfield, embroiled in his own scandals, is a predecessor of Rossi's.  Allegedly he's being investigated by Archbishop Lori.  But Lori is a busy man - busy about the wrong things.  He and many other left-wing prelates are actively trying to undermine President Trump's efforts to deport border crashers as we see from this piece on the Archdiocese of Baltimore's site.

Please take note of several details.  First, through this "parish id program", we see that the archdiocese will be giving aid and comfort to those who are willfully flouting US immigration laws.  Second, this Brooks woman is slandering the men and women of ICE, characterizing their efforts as "domestic terrorism".  Because the ADB published her remarks with no disclaimer, we can logically assume that they partake in her guilt of slander.  Father Lewandowski takes it a step further by blustering that ICE "has to go through me first".  It must also be noted that Brooks is a member of BUILD (all in the blue shirts).  A simple google search of them reveals that they are an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation, founded by Saul Alinsky himself.

So there you have it.  Lori is dealing with Bransfield.  He continues to let Father Joseph Muth and his gay-rights cronies run amok at St Matthew's Church (I believe they marched in the Baltimore Pride parade again).  So now he's thumping his chest over illegals?  Or is he just hankering after some of those Catholic Charity dollars?

Right now things are looking rather sordid in the leadership of both the Archdioceses of Washington and Baltimore.  We will keep you abreast as you keep the church in your prayers.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

He Refused To Kneel Again

Today, the Feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis refused to kneel again.  See here.

Also today in Rome a 3.7 magnitude earthquake happened.

Coincidence?  I think not!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Washington Diocese! Boycott Peter's Pence Collection Tomorrow!

I trust by now you've seen my first account (along with those of others) of the latest insults being wrought against the Faith and the salvation of souls vis-a-vis the plans for the Amazon sin-nod this coming October.  Below I'll post a video on the analysis done by Raymond Arroyo and friends.  Complicit Clergy rightly suggests a boycott of the Peter's Pence collection.  We should contribute directly to truly worthwhile charities and not risk one cent of our hard-earned money being used to promote devil-worship.  They state that the collection is June 30.  However, for the Archdiocese of Washington, that collection will happen tomorrow.  Instead of money, please jot a note explaining why a contribution to Peter's Pence cannot be considered "supporting the work of the Church" as stipulated in the Six Precepts of the Church.

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Amazon Sin-Nod - Full Of Disaster

The USCCB circus is over, but the undermining of Holy Mother Church is continuing apace.  A rather huge insult to the Faith will occur at an Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in the Amazon this coming October.  Rorate Caeli has obtained the full English version of the Instrumentum Laboris of this thing.  If you click on that square with the arrow pointing to the upper right corner, you'll be able to download it to your machines.

I've seen analyses of the thing and you might wish to read them.  But do read the document yourselves.  So far I've gotten through 13 paragraphs and already I see that it is chock-full of heresies.  In many cases, the problems are what is not said.  For instance, paragraph 11 starts by saying "Jesus offers life to the full", but says exactly zero-zip-nada about eternal life.  The lack of mention of eternity is an implicit instruction to deny its reality and to belittle the importance of preparing for said life.  In paragraphs 12 & 13, we see blather about the "good life" being about relationships between a whole plethora of things in no particular order; included in that is God and "various spiritual forces".  Of course God is not given primacy of place in this thing.  One wonders just what the hell are these "various spiritual forces"?  Hint!  There is a reason why I used the word "hell"in that sentence!  These two paragraphs are noting short of an ode to pantheism and possibly devil worship.

Let's take a look at one of the driving forces behind this document.  He is Bishop Erwin Krautler, prelate of Xingu.  He wrote a large part of this document.  LifeSiteNews has some disturbing revelations regarding his most un-Catholic beliefs.  One of them has to do with conversion.  He said "no longer is the fastest possible formal conversion to Christianity by baptism at the center of the Church’s work for the Indians, but an inculturation that asks which traces God also left in the natural religions."   That's odd.  At the end of Matthew's Gospel, we see Jesus commanding His apostles to baptize.  I see nothing about "inculteration".  Perhaps he thinks Jesus' commands are archaic (I'm NOT being facetious).   Well, one of these delightful indigenous traditions is infanticide.  What does he say about that?  He wouldn't punish the murders but favors "convincing the people, with pastoral patience, that the culturally prescribed death of a child is anachronistic and undercuts their own strategy of life."  Pastoral patience!  Just what kind of "pastoral patience" would he practice if he came across one such murder occurring?  Maybe we don't want to go there!  Of course he favors married priests, for which the document shills.

Cardinal Burke sees the dangers and warns us of the relaxation of the discipline of continence for priests of the Amazon.  He points out that bishops of Germany will petition the pope for the abolition of that discipline in Germany if he grants it for Amazon clergy.  By the way - who else noticed that this prelate of Xingu has a German name?

Getting back to the pantheism and occult, we see thm being positively lauded in paragraph 75, where it says, "the family is where one learns to live in harmony,..in dialogue with the spirits".  The Church positively forbids the dangerous practice of communicating with spirits.  This is tantamount to spiritual suicide.

I will close this post, but will follow up with others as I read it and as others comment on the document.  I urge my readers to study this thing for themselves, to educate themselves regarding the bile that is emanating from the Vatican these days.  Just bear in mind that this is not a document worthy of the Catholic Church, but a pantheistic, envirowhacko screed.

Of course be lifting Holy Mother Church in prayer during your Rosaries.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

We Need More Of This Sort Of Action

Kudos to the members of "500 Moms Strong" and their supporters for taking a stand against perverts using our tax dollars to feed spiritual poison to our children.  At the very least, they made the drag queens and their sycophants uncomfortable in their mortal sins.

Mount St Mary's Careens Towards Decadance

Last month we had to picket the commencement at Mount St. Mary's owing to the fawning that they heaped upon pro-abortion Mark Shriver.  They have had other problems.  Now, via their alumni magazine, they are formally cooperating with the mortal sin of sodomy as committed by two of their graduates.

Two Mount graduates, currently engaging in perversion, are about to make a mockery of the Sacrament of Matrimony.  The Mount is assisting them in announcing their "engagement" just as they would the engagement of a man and woman.

The Church recognizes nine ways in which we can cooperate in sin, and thus partake in that sin.  That cooperation can either be remote or proximate, formal or informal.  I would think that printed praise of sodomy in their official publication is both formal and proximate cooperation in mortal sin on the part of Mount officials who instigated and allowed that praise.  They most likely share in the guilt of the sins of sodomy and sacrilege committed by those two alumni.

The LifeSiteNews article has embedded therein a letter of protest from an alumna of the Mount.  She spoke out against the sin, exercising the Spiritual Work of Mercy known as "rebuking the sinner".  Now the question remains, "what will you and I do about it?" We do not have the moral option to just shrug our shoulders and ignore the matter.

Monday, June 17, 2019

A Monstrous Agenda Comes Into Focus

Today Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute outlined how Pope Francis is promoting goals espoused by communists.  Hichborn focuses much on the so-called "sustainable development goals".  I have published similar things on my blog, noting how the pope, in various documents, actually calls for one-world government and population control; the latter is code-talk for contraception and abortion.

Well, in order to advance a socialistic one-world government where the government is seen as the master that meets all needs, one must try to usurp the One True God and His Church.  That is done effectively by undermining her teachings and traditions.  We see today that the pope is taking pot-shots at priestly celibacy and tinkering with the order of Mass.  We've seen how Amoris Laetitia  insinuates the idea that adulterers can receive Holy Communion. 

Of course, at the beginning of his papacy we saw his disregard for ceremonial traditions such as the papal slippers, the apartments, etc.  Ladies and gentlemen, while these things seem minor, they are traditions that link the current occupant of Peter's chair to a legacy and responsibility that far transcends what might be his own preferences.  Pope Francis thumbed his nose at these.  Now we see that these so-called minor snubs were only precursors to much more dangerous problems.

I hope that by now, most thinking people have their eyes wide open.  Let us pray and be prepared to speak out.

The Vatican Mafia Takes Off Its Remaining Kid Gloves

First, click on the video to play the music.  It will lend appropriate ambiance to the news that which I shall relate below the video.



In a manner that would do any Mafia don proud, the pope recently told his ambassadors not to criticize him "behind his back".  No doubt he alluded to Archbishop Vigano, who tried to approach him personally (much like the dubia cardinals) but was ignored.

So what's with all this "collegiality" talk?  Has his "bishop of Rome" schtick been a cheap public relations stunt?  Probably so.  It now appears that the pope is being more upfront about his real agenda.  The lovable persona is being laid aside now and it has become more clear that he is implementing his real goals.  The next post will discuss these.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Thus End Another USCCB Dog And Pony Show

I concluded my previous post about the USCCB gab-fest with a question for which I believe we now have an answer, and a rather unsurprising one at that.  With a handful of exceptions, they are about the deconstruction of the Faith, the transformation of the Church into a shill for "social justice", i.e. anti-God socialism.  I won't analyze all the insults to the Faith that have just happened, lest I be here till doomsday doing all that.  I will summarize.

Cardinal Cupich flat out tried to defend his utter disregard for Canon 915.  His lame excuse?  "Sanctions..don't change anybody's minds".  Do you see what is completely omitted from his thinking?  He disregards his responsibility to protect the Blessed Sacrament from sacrilege and to keep these unrepentant pro-aborts from burdening their souls with yet another mortal sin, that of sacrilege against the Blessed Sacrament.

The bishops ostensibly had as a major point of their agenda (the one that didn't even mention Jesus Christ) the mechanisms by which they purport to address the sex abuse crisis.  If you're looking for a list of new and innovative actions that they'll be taking, there isn't any list for there are no real changes.  The bishops will continue to police themselves.  It's the same-old-same-old.  Surprise!

Ah, but there is one change, one that will ensconce heresy into the American catechism.  They are going to tweek it to refer to the pope's erroneous statement that the death penalty is "inadmissible".  Nope!  The Church, in her entire history, has always acknowledged that the death penalty is a legitimate means by which the state can protect its citizens.  No pope can say what Tradition deemed right centuries ago is now a moral wrong.  Make no mistake.  This death penalty stunt is their chosen trial balloon.  Since many good Catholics are adverse to it, the Vatican believes they will put up little resistance to this one little tinkering with Church teaching.  They reason that if they can get away with this heresy, that the acceptance of other heresies will be easier to get faithful Catholics to swallow.

I guess they are implementing Hitler's addage: "If you repeat a lie often enough, they will believe it."  Our job is to make sure that doesn't happen.  I'm posting below a Vortex regarding the Church hierarchy and their attempt to continue the lies.  Of course Church Militant isn't the lone organization pursuing truth.  There are others, such as Lepanto Institute, Remnant TV, LifeSiteNews and quite a few others.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Faithful Catholics, Stop Sitting On Your Hands

The video below was posted by Randall Terry, reporting on his recent confrontations with rabidly pro-abortion CINO Joe Biden.  As most know, Biden is one of quite a few pro-abortion Democrats (a redundancy) running for President.  In his video, Terry states the reasons for his protest and encourages others to do the same.

As I watched this, I couldn't help but recall our action against Mark Shriver at Mount St Mary's last month.  Of all the faithful Catholic laity that I know exist in Maryland, only nine of us showed up - me and eight young men from the American Society of Tradition, Family and Property.  Now I realize that quite a few faithful Catholics were in front of abortuaries as they usually are on Saturday mornings.  I speak not to them for they are in fact speaking against evil in other venues.  They too find their numbers to be small.

I tried to drum up support for the Mount effort but at best the responses were "well, maybe".  Those "well maybes" turned into no-shows.  Ladies and gentlemen, please understand that while prayer is necessary and crucial, it is NOT sufficient.  In fact, I daresay that if one prays for the culture of life but yet refuses to step out of his/her comfort zone to engage in street activism, political action or just speaking publicly, then his/her prayers aren't worth the spit produced in the utterances, for they value their comfort over God's will.  It is they who need repentance as much as abortion supporters.  If you are going to repent, don't just go to confession (although that's advisable) but get out of your comfort zones and do something.  The next 40 Days campaign would be an excellent start.  Now the video.


Friday, June 14, 2019

Useless Gabfest In Baltimore

Yes, the USCCB is having its semi-annual swanky gum-flap session in Baltimore as I type this.  I just learned this a few days ago; usually their November meeting is in Baltimore and their June meeting is elsewhere in the country.  I wonder what prompted this venue switch?

At any rate they are in Baltimore and they are trying to carry on as though it's business as usual.  There are rumblings of some common sense - not much, but not non-existent.  Bishop Robert Baker of Birminghan noted that in the "strategic priorities" and "emphasis areas" documents that were distributed to the bishops contained not one mention of the name of Jesus Christ.  Oh, pish-posh!  How neo-pelagean of him!  Is Bishop Baker clinging to ashes of the past?  Goodness!  Enough sarcasm.  Bishop Baker is correct.  They are bishops of the One True Church founded by Jesus Christ.  How can it be that a key document of an ostensibly Catholic gathering doesn't once mention the words "Jesus Christ"?  Anyway, Bishop Baker's point received no acknowledgment from Archbishop Vigneron.

Likewise ignored was Bishop Strickland, when he stated that the bishops needed to hold CINO pro-abortion politicians accountable.  Again, the response to his point was crickets.  In reality, I think some of these prelates were seething at him for he politely called out their boot-licking for what it is.

So here we have it.  Two bishops made rather modest suggestions on how the US bishops could actually act as bishops, and the response to both was crickets.  They also had no word of rebuke for Cardinal Wuerl, who was caught lying multiple times.  So just what are they jabber-jawing about in Baltimore anyway?  For what are they squandering thousands of dollars this week?

Monday, June 10, 2019

Five Prelates Issue Declaration Of Truths To Counter Common Heresies

Some of the heresies being addressed have been ginned up by Pope Francis.  The five prelates are:
  • Cardinal Raymond Burke
  • Cardinal Janis Pujats
  • Archbishop Tomash Peta
  • Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga
  • Bishop Athanasius Schneider
LifeSiteNews links to the official Declaration, as well as a petition to be signed in support of these five prelates.  Church Militant also has commentary.  It can be asked "where are the rest of the prelates of the Church?"  Well, consider that many of these prelates are not merely cowards, but they have drawn their long knives against these five prelates (and other faithful bishops such as Bishop Paprocki).

At any rate, we welcome this news as we learn that Pope Francis et al have all but wiped out another traditional order of sisters, these being the Little Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer.  Most have been relieved of their vows for not bowing to the modernistic dictates of Sister Mary Pantsuit.  Of course that's not her real name; I don't know it and that's just as well, I suppose.

So how did these sisters find themselves in progressive cross-hairs?  Well, among their high crimes and misdemeanors they engaged in (Wait for it!  This is an exact quote) "too much prayer", and being "unmoving" in fidelity to their order's charism.

The pope also let loose at Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini because the latter is enforcing common-sense immigration policies.  The pope went so far as to compare him to Cain murdering Abel.  The pope both insulted and slandered Salvini.

I and many others pray that this latest Declaration of Truth will wake some people up regarding the evil that has overtaken the Vatican.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Support Bishop Paprocki

Pro-abortion CINO's in the Illinois state legislature are working to pass an extremely deadly abortion-rights bill.  Bishop Thomas Paprocki has decreed that those CINO's may not receive Holy Communion in his diocese; he singled out by name the Illinois Senate President and the Speaker of the House.  Moreover he ordered his priests not to give them Holy Communion, should they dare present themselves for it.

Note what just happened.  Paprocki invoked Canon 916 when he directed that the pro-abortions not present for Holy Communion.  Canon 916 speaks to the laity.  This is not the first time I've heard bishops make this proclamation.  It is, however, the first time that I've heard a bishop order his priests to deny Holy Communion to pro-aborts.  This is Canon 915, that speaks to the ministers of Holy Communion.  Correction: Several decades ago, Bishop Rene Gracida, then bishop of Corpus Christi, put some pro-aborts under interdict.

As one can imagine, Bishop Paprocki is taking a lot of heat for his proclamation.  I daresay that a good portion of that heat might be coming from brother bishops.  Let's sign this petition to publicly support this bishop for acting like a bishop.  We pray that others follow suit.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Gay-Pandering In The Catholic Church

Almost three years ago I wrote this post regarding gay-pandering David Haas.  Today it is still quite relevant, if not more so now than then.  LifeSiteNews captured a screen shot of his facebook page, in which he announced, and I quote, "For Pride Month, last night I composed a Taize’-like (ostinato) refrain, based on Psalm 139, 13-14".  In other words, he twisted Sacred Scripture to celebrate the mortal sin of sodomy.  It seems like the distortion of Scripture is quite the fad these days in progressive circles, but I digress.

That post has been deleted (I wonder why!), but there remains this gem from Fr James Martin that he shared to his wall.  Unfortunately he is not the only one who slobbers over James Martin.  On Good Friday of 2017, Wuerl invited Martin to preach on Good Friday at St Matthew's Cathedral.  Later he was invited to lecture at the Theological College at Catholic University; faithful Catholics were successful in putting the kibosh on that debacle; read here.  Under Archbishop Gregory, we have indications that we can only expect more gay-pandering, as he did in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  I wonder if we can expect gay propaganda now in the Catholic Standard.  If so, they will hear from us.

For now, I'd suggest that faithful music directors expunge David Haas from their repertoires.  If that doesn't happen, faithful Catholics should simply refuse to sing his dribble. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Lord's Prayer - An Ash Of The Past???

A few days ago, the pope returned from Romania on a plane.  Yes, a plane!  As we are all aware by now, the pope, planes and interviews are recipes for disasters and this was no different.  The cabin oxygen must have dipped as he said that "fundamentalists" want to return to "ashes of the past" and said also that "tradition..is not the container of ashes".  Then he carried on about "future".

The Church is called upon to preserve and proclaim Tradition for therein lies the timeless Teachings of Jesus Christ.  God's word is timeless as is Our Lord Himself.  God is not bound in time.  He does not change over time for God does not change.  Neither does His word.  Neither does Tradition.  It is only common sense to understand that.

It's quite possible that the pope uttered that tripe not only as an insult to faithful Catholics, but to pave the way for his tinkering with both the Lord's Prayer and the Gloria.  Understand that both were originally uttered by Our Lord Himself and angels respectively.  It takes an unbelievable amount of hubris to edit the words of Our Lord Himself.  What?  Are we to believe that Jesus misspoke when He said "lead us not into temptation"?  What's that?  A misunderstanding in English?  Ain't it funny how the Church got the English wrong for hundreds of years!  Goodness!  How did the Church ever struggle along without progressives "enlightening" it?  Likewise the angelic hosts must have stumbled over their words when they proclaimed that first Gloria.

In two or three months, what else about Sacred Scripture will be considered an "ash of the past"?  Will it be the teachings on hell and the final judgment?  How about Paul's admonishments regarding sodomy?  Who knows?

I do know this.  Should this bastardization of the Lord's Prayer be promulgated in US parishes, I will VERY LOUDLY recite the Lord's Prayer as He uttered it.  I hope I will not be alone, should it come to that.  You can put that in your pipe and smoke it, for anyone interested in ashes.  So dear US bishops, if you want to avoid that, then "lead me not into temptation".

Monday, June 3, 2019

Vigano Vindicated - Pope, Wuerl, McCarrick Lied

Owing to other matters that required attention (e.g., the Rob Schenck betrayal, Bishop Tobin's heroism and subsequent cowardice), I haven't given this latest development its due.  I trust that other sources have filled in some gaps, but will now add my commentary, as Wuerl and McCarrick were, at one time, my bishops.

Msgr Anthony Figueiredo, a former aide to then Archbishop McCarrick while in New Jersey, published details of correspondence that confirms the revelations by Archbishop Vigano.  As you'll read, McCarrick acknowledged the restrictions placed on him in 2008.

I will now digress into an important aside.  Readers of my blog in June of 2010, shortly after Sr. Carol Keehan influenced the passage of the Obama Hell Bill, will recall that we picketed her appearance at the commencement exercises of Gonzaga High School in DC.  I took video of that picket.  I ask you to watch the confrontation between one of my colleagues and ... Cardinal McCarrick!.  This event happened in 2010, well after he was informed that he was not permitted to make such public appearances!  At that time we had no idea that he was under those sanctions.  Only now do we know that not only was his appearance with Keehan its own scandal, but it was also an act of direct disobedience to Pope Benedict XVI!

Now let's get back to the current situation.  In the correspondence, we see that McCarrick knew he had to change residences.  He mentioned that Wuerl was assisting him in that matter.  So Wuerl knew of the restrictions and allowed McCarrick to gallivant wherever he pleased.  He joined in the defiance against Pope Benedict XVI.

George Weigel related how Vigano informed him on several occasions, going back to 2013, that he told Pope Francis about McCarrick and his abuse of young men, seminarians and priests.  In the wake of the pope's denials of these conversations, Weigel said he didn't believe that Vigano was making it up.  This comes several days after which the pope flat-out denied knowing anything about McCarrick - a claim that Vigano calls a lie.  Now for other commentary...

Sunday, June 2, 2019

More Proof That Liberalism Leads To Mortal Sin - Amended At Bottom

As faithful Catholics know, June is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus - the Heart that was pierced with a lance after Jesus died on the cross.  Regrettably it is also the month in which gays hold parades in major cities, transforming the streets into venues for debauched orgies with all kinds of filthy perversions being celebrated.

Father James Martin, in the tweet below, shows his true colors by lauding public displays of mortal sin instead of calling the perpetrators to repentance and conversion.  I'm not surprised by this.  What caught my eye, though, is the tweet below that from Rebecca Bratten-Weiss, co-founder of the Non-Pro-Life Mutation.  She too believes that mortal sins of perversion should be publicly displayed so our society can continue to spiral down the sewer.  Below hers is my tweet; we'll see how long that stays on Martin's twitter page.  This is just another reason why this fake "New Pro-Life Movement" should be avoided like the plague that it is.  If there are any honest pro-life people still associated with that thing, get out now while you still have mental clarity left, lest you end up supporting baby-murder and sodomy.

Note: the above are actual tweets.  If they should (ahem!) "disappear, I'll replace these with screen shots that I have of these.

I am happy to point out that Bishop Thomas Tobin (not to be confused with Joseph "nighty-night baby" Cardinal Tobin) put out a tweet reminding faithful Catholics that they are not to support the pride-orgies in any way, shape, fashion or form.  As you can imagine, he is receiving all kinds of vile comments.  Please go to that tweet and post supportive replies to him.  Now where are his brother bishops?  Bishop Strickland has supported him, but where, oh where, are the rest?



SAD ADDENDUM: It appears that Bishop Tobin might be backpeddling on his tweet. Please read this from his diocesan site.  Look at the last paragraph.  How in hell can a rally to celebrate debauchery and sin ever be a "safe, positive and productive experience for all"????   Bishop Tobin, please put some calcium in your spine. Actually, I hope that this blurb is attributable to some diocesan employee who tampered with the diocesan site without the bishop's authorization.

Friday, May 31, 2019

From The Et Tu Brute Department: Rob Schenck Goes Full-Bore Pro-Abort

What else can his position be called when his published words include, "What is pro-life about forcing the birth of a child, if that child will enter a world of rejection, deprivation (etc)"?  The entire screed can be found in this New York Times op-ed piece that he penned.  Of course the NYT  published it with joy - the same kind of "joy" that Caiaphas experienced when Judas betrayed Our Lord to him.  Forcing the birth of a child?  So the preferred alternative, according to him, is to allow the murder of that same child?  Apparently so.

While this saddens me greatly, it does not surprise me in the least.  Last August he was making pro-abortion noises.  He also had been making other liberal/progressive noises in regards to gun control, amnesty for border-crashers, etc.  His posts on facebook have focused more on these progressive pet causes than baby-slaughter.  These positions have as common factors the absolving of crime perpetrators of any moral responsibility for their crimes.  Perhaps therein lies some cause for his fuzzy thinking on baby-slaughter.  He is not the only one in whom I've noticed this phenomenon.

Let's return now to Schenck's announcement of his betrayal.  Many prolifers have been giving him well-deserved rebukes.  Ryan Bomberger, founder of the Radiance Foundation, is a pro-life leader who was himself conceived in rape.  He penned an open letter to Schenck that is well worth the time to study it.  In it is truth that Schenck (and any other "woke" people enamored/seduced by "social justice" clap-trap) would do well to take to heart.

I myself might suggest that he read Ezekiel 18:24 and take warning and repent while he can.  In the meantime we shall all pray for that repentance, and for wisdom and humility so that we too don't fall into those sins.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Pope Francis, The One-World-Government Shill

Pope Francis, several weeks ago, stated plainly that he wants to see an end to national sovereignty and the establishment of a world-wide government.  In practical terms, that would mean ascribing authority to the United Nations to encroach upon national governments as the latter tries to address the interests of its citizens.  He used the progressive talking points of both climate change and massive, unbridled immigration as excuses to bring about a globalist monstrosity.  If the pope has his way, we in the US and elsewhere would have unbridled baby-slaughter shoved down our throats.

A week or two after that at the Rome Life Forum, Cardinal Burke flat out contradicted the pope regarding one-world government, rightly calling it "not just and legitimate" and noting that one-world government would be by definition totalitarian.  Moreover, he pointed out that patriotism is an extension of the Fourth Commandment, as is limiting Muslim immigration.

Cardinal Sarah also offered correction to positions espoused by the pope and others.  Last month, he pointed out that the call for unfettered immigration is "a false exegesis to use the word of God to promote migration.  God never wanted these heartbreaks."  He was stating that defending migration is a misinterpretation of Gospels by priests and bishops "bewitched" by political and social issues.  I might also point out that the direction of the "bewitching" exclusively tends toward the direction of progressive and anti-God proponents, and that the "misinterpretation" is quite deliberate and thus malicious.

Thankfully more people are waking up to the perils of a one-world government.  The member countries of the European Union held elections this week, with conservatives gaining significant ground in Europe.  Also see here and here.   Immediately the pope whined about the election results, blaming "intolerance" and "racism".  Gee!  Why does that sound familiar?  Shades of November 2016!  Harping on the same theme, the pope, during an interview, compared the wall along our southern border to the Berlin Wall.  I suppose it didn't dawn on him that our wall is to keep out border crashers while the Berlin Wall served to imprison people within the east part of the city.  He then said he didn't understand "this new culture of defending territory by building a wall".  Is he serious?  Is he truly that ignorant of world history?  Perhaps he should take a look at that structure that surrounds Vatican City!  Walls like this have existed for centuries!

But the Vatican isn't only being bested on the political front.  Several leaders of nationalist bents are displaying and honoring their Catholic heritages.  The presidents of Brazil and Italy have both consecrated their nations to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Recall that Our Lady of Fatima requested that Russia be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  To date, the popes (not just Francis) have refused to do so.

Let us pray that more and more Catholics wake up and rediscover the One True Faith, for now it seems that the pope and the Vatican have forgotten it.  Pray that they too will return to the Faith.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Pope Francis Coins A New Term - Efficientism!

And make no mistake about it!  According to Pope Francis, this "efficientism" is a bad thing.  I mean, really really baaad!

From Brietbart we readIt is a mistake for the Church to try to hold onto old traditions or to have clear answers for everything, Pope Francis said Thursday

and even worseJesus intentionally omitted telling his disciples many things so that the Church would learn to renounce the desire for clarity and order

Boys and girls, can we say "blasphemy"?  What else do you call it when you falsely and deliberately claim that Jesus did not want clarity and order in His Church?

He mentions that Jesus never spoke of the Gentiles observing Jewish dietary laws - but that doesn't mean His will wasn't made plainly clear.  At the Last Supper, Our Lord told His disciples that He had many things to tell them, but they couldn't bear it yet.  The Holy Spirit would reveal them - and presumably clarify them.  We would do well to recall that during the time of the Apostles, public revelation was still being announced.  That process ended with the death of John the Evangelist.

So now the pope is trying to claim that Jesus is deliberately ambiguous, just as he himself is!  Is he trying to refashiion Our Lord into his own image and likeness?  Maybe in addition to blasphemy, we might also be talking about idolatry.  He certainly does seem to be paving the way for more insults and injuries to the Traditions and Sacred Deposit of Faith.  Will we be talking of female clergy?  Communion for adulterers?  Coddling of homosexual perversions and crimes?  Banning of the Traditional Latin Mass?  The elevation of envirowhackism and "immigration" invasions to de facto infallible dogma?  I'm sure this list isn't exhaustive.  All these will be greasing the skids towards hell for countless souls.

If any progressive accuses me of "efficientism", I will loudly proclaim GUILTY AS CHARGED!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Washington Post Gnashes Its Teeth Over A Local Priest Upholding Catholic Teaching

See here.  They are joined by other progressives in the area.  Unfortunately in Montgomery County there are quite a few of them.  When I say "unfortunate", I mean that they are placing themselves in danger of damnation, owing to their applauding of mortal sin.

Recall how Georgetown Visitation, thanks to Sister Mary Berchams Hannan, soiled itself by its open embrace of lesbian perversion.  A nearby pastor knew he could not remain silent.  Msgr Filari, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Bethesda MD, issued an open letter to Sister.  It appeared in the bulletin. (By the way, should this bulletin "mysteriously" disappear, please be advised that many of us have downloaded it and we can make it reappear!)  Msgr tells the truth regarding the support of perversion.that it will endanger souls.  The screed issued by the Post is both typical and expected.

The real question is whether or not newly-minted Archbishop Wilton Gregory will himself uphold Catholic moral teaching.  Will he?  Will he act as a real shepherd of souls?  Or will he follow the despicable precedent set by his now-disgraced predecessor in office, Cardinal Wuerl, when the latter threw Father Marcel Guarnizo under the bus for withholding Holy Communion from a flaming lesbian?  All eyes will be upon him - including ours.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

ADW's Next Bumpy Ride Gets Underway

As of today, our archdiocese is now under the spiritual care (or lack thereof) of Archbishop Wilton Gregory.  His installation Mass and ceremony today was a mere harbinger of things to come.  From Catholic News Agency we see some snippets of insipidity.  To wit: "I want to be a welcoming shepherd who laughs with you whenever we can, who cries with you whenever we must, and who honestly confesses his faults and failings before you when I commit them, not when they are revealed"

No, no, NO!  Forget all this talk of "laughing" and "crying", Your Excellency!  You are our designated leader and shepherd!  Where are the promises to uphold the Sacred Deposit of the Faith?  Where are the promises to call dissidents to repentance and to discipline them when necessary?  Where are the promises to expunge the poisons of abortion advocacy and gay-coddling from the clergy and church structures? 

Enough of this talk of giggling and blubbering!  That is silly, effeminate, touchy-feely fairy-talk!  Such a squishy screed confirms our misgivings that the dissidence-coddling of your Atlanta days  simply changed locations.  For us in the Archdiocese of Washington, it portends at best that our episcopal leadership will be lack-luster at best.  I hope to be proved incorrect.

But alas, two other harbingers of continued mediocrity were at that Mass.  Those "signs" are now-disgraced Cardinal Wuerl and now-disgraced Cardinal Mahony.  Yes, they were right up there.  I wouldn't be a bit surprised if McCarrick was also in attendance.  Of course in his laicized state he would have had to be in the congregation.  But I digress.

Given the way that both Wuerl and Mahony have disgraced their own collars and robes, a normal person might have presumed that they would stay away.  But they didn't.  Were they defiantly sending a message that their vision for the Church in the US was being advanced by Gregory's placement as Archbishop of Washington?  I wouldn't be surprised for unfortunately they may be correct.  That is all the more reason to pray that our clergy return to the One True Faith.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Fallacies Of The Isolationist Catholics

I've often wondered how Catholics who love their Faith and traditions could be caracatured as reactionary curmudgeons.  I'm beginning to understand why, thanks to some facebook discussions in which I have recently participated.

On one thread, one man stated his belief that the apostle St Paul mandated that women pray only with covered heads - both in and outside Church.  Of course we all wore head coverings when we went to Church.  However, this is the first time I ever heard it suggested, let alone mandated, that women and girls should cover their heads when they pray outside of Church, be it in the classroom, at home, anywhere.  Mind you, the first five years of my Catholic education were free from the contagions of Vatican II.  We started the school days with prayers while standing by our desks.  Of course we were all wearing the school uniform.  At no time did any teacher ever dream of telling us girls to get our beanies from our desks and put them on before praying.  Of course when we went to Church (and we went to confession and Mass every First Friday) all the girls wore their beanies.  So now where on earth did this facebook Catholic ever come up with that notion??

Another thread pertains to another discussion that has come up in various trad circles from time to time.  Here's how it started.

Catholic conservatives are a sad lot. (How's that for an opening line?) They constantly bemoan the liberal progressive forces that undermine the influence of the one true Faith, yet they themselves promote the very dogmas of modernity, such as academic and religious freedom, that are the causes of the corrosion of the Church's authority. They are like cartoon sailors on a sinking ship who furiously bail water from one part of the ship while they unwittingly pour the water into another part, fully convinced they are the ship's saviors. When you point out the futility and self-defeating nature of their well-intentioned actions, they either ignore you or bail with greater intensity. That is, they hunker down and defend the false principles that have created the leaks in the first place.

When I pointed out that the First Amendment only set limitations on what federal government may or may not do to regulate religion and speech,   Someone made the point that secular judges, without reference to the Church would set limits, etc.  Well, yes.  I didn't have the time to go into basic history, that the framers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were largely Anglicans and/or deists.  I repeatedly asked them what practical alternative they'd suggest and they refused to say.  The originator of the thread had this to say:

You miss the point entirely. Any practical solution requires that one first have the correct theoretical position. Embracing a theory of practice is the problem.

Rather than rehash the dialog, I'll just post a screen shot.


As I see it, the common definition of "religious freedom" is the ability to practice one's faith without fear of governmental reprisal.  Had that "evil" of religious freedom not been in place in our country's founding documents, then Catholics at that time would have been at great disadvantage, since Anglicanism was the creed of most of the people then.  While I agree that a Catholic confessional state would be ideal, I also acknowledge that Catholics were always a minority in this country.  I also acknowledge that a Catholic confessional state could easily devolve into a tyranical nightmare if proper checks and balances are not in place.  Catholic confessional states did exist in the past. If they were so wonderful, why did they fail and disappear?

By the way, my last question was never answered.  I don't think they have a decent answer.  It seems all they can do is sit in their little cliques and b!tch about how terrible our system of government is.

Let's look at some encyclicals that deal with the social kingship of Jesus Christ.  We can start with Quas Primas, issued by Pope Pius XI on Dec 11, 1925.  Take a look at section 14 and notice "the threefold power which is essential to lordship": law-giver, judicial, and executive.  Do they sound familiar?  They should, for they are the three branches of federal (and most states') government.  In this encyclical, I read of no disapproval of either academic nor religious freedom.

Many trads rail against the heresy of Americanism, but do they really understand it?  As I see it, Americanism was the faulty way of thinking by prelates, most notably Cardinal Gibbons, that Catholic values should have no impact on political and social life and thus were striking compromises with civil leaders regarding the same.  Pope Leo XIII never meant to condemn the civil liberties enjoyed by Catholcis; rather he condemned the squandering of these liberties by American Catholics, who used those liberties for their own gain rather than as means to further the teachings of Jesus Christ in the social realm and to save souls.

After the jump break, I'll post snapshots of another facebook debate in which I am engaging.  You can see the logical fallacies espoused by these people for yourselves.  One lady says she won't participate in the US electoral system until changes are made.  As I asked her, who does she think will be doing the changes and what changes will be done if she doesn't lend her voice to the process?  That question is never answered.  Here goes..

Summer Sloppiness??

Summer is approaching.  Unfortunately for some that means that their already-too-loosey-goosey standards of dress will deteriorate even further.  A few priests will put some blurbs in the bulletin but even fewer will actually say something from the pulpit.  So, as in many other areas, it's up to us laity to speak up.

Truth be told, I was inspired to revisit this topic when I came across this excellent article.  It is worth a read.  I'll now link to an older post of mine regarding this very topic.

Faithful Catholics, we can - we MUST - do better.  Yes, that means you!  Let's dress like Mass is the most important event of the week - for that is precisely what it is.

Monday, May 20, 2019

A Mixed-Bag Stroll Through Our Parish Times

After the May 19th Mass I picked up the May 2019 issue of Our Parish Times.  This issue is focusing on school graduations, namely those from Catholic schools.  However, to read the various articles, one would not detect anything particularly Catholic about them.  The articles state that graduates are "prepared to meet the challenges of the real world".   Well, that's nice, in and of itself, but what about the schools' mission to prepare students to be faithful Catholics and to attain eternal salvation?  So far I see not one peep regarding that goal - a goal that surpasses by far all the scholarships and focus on this world.

I'm looking right now at page 16.  All the graduates from St. Bartholomew's School (on River Road in Bethesda) are pictured, with favorite quotes underneath each picture.  Not one quote is from a Catholic saint or even Our Lord Himself.  We see things from Ghandi and Martin Luther King.  We even read quotes from (this is no joke) Freddy Mercury and Whitney Houston.  Why no quote from any Catholic who takes Jesus Christ seriously?  I find that omission to be curious.  Was that deliberate?

After all that, it was refreshing to read on page 34 how the kindergarten class at Holy Redeemer made Rosaries for the missions.  They also made some to present to their mothers on Mothers' Day.  Equally good to see were accounts of May Processions and First Communions.

That oasis came to a bitter end when I read on page 22 (St Michael page) some tripe that does obeisance to envirowhackoism.  What else can it be when the authors mindlessly recite the mantra from the so-called "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change", the one that predicts that if we don't go green within 12 years, well, they don't really say what will happen, do they?   One wonders just how much carbon footprint was caused by the creation of that IPCC report, what with all these wonks in their private jets, the paper wasted, etc - but I digress!

Again, to end on a happy note, go to page 59 (St Raphael) and read of the conversion of a Jewish man to the One True Faith.  That is the goal of authentic ecuminism - not some "go along to get along" nonsense but leading to Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.