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.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

We Can't Use Private Revalation As An Excuse Not To Do Anything, Not To Fight

These words are uttered by Michael Matt at the 13:08 point of this video.  He goes on, "Soldiers of Christ, which we are by Confirmation, we must continue to fight".  He is speaking of those  who try to use the apparitions of Mary (I'm speaking of just the approved ones), particularly that of La Salette, as justification for praying only.  Nope!  It's ora et labora.

Think about it.  At last week's picket of Shriver at the Mount's commencement, why did only nine of us show up to protest?  I'm not asking that of those who were in front of abortuaries at that time for they were standing and fighting.  I'm speaking of those who, quite frankly, refuse to take a public stand for God's truth, out of cowardice and/or laziness.  Those in front of abortuaries likewise find themselves stretched thin.  If many people don't do some serious soul-searching on this point, they might find themselves unpleasantly surprised at their Particular Judgment at the moment of their deaths.

Pro Life Legislation - Opposition From Strange Sources

A few days ago, Alabama passed one of the most comprehensive laws against abortion to date.  By no means is Alabama alone, as other states have recently passed their anti-abortion measures: Tennessee, Louisiana, Missouri, Georgia.  These laws have some differences between each other.  They certainly are not perfect in that some allow for exceptions.  However, they are a lot better than what has happened on the legislative front for quite some time now.

However, not all are pleased with these initiatives.  Oh, I'm not talking of the usual pro-abortion "gang of suspects" that slither through the Democratic party or the offices of NOW and NARAL.  I'm talking of those whom we might have believed to be our allies.

For starters, in the states listed above, have any of those local bishops praised their state legislatures for standing for babies?  I haven't heard of any, and would be delighted to be informed if some have in fact supported pro-life legislation.  I learned that the Tennessee bishops actually denounced their pro-life laws, citing "legal worries".  Well, of course these laws are going to be challenged in court.  Of what are these bishops afraid?  Do they fear that they might be called upon to help defray costs of defending the legislation in courts?  Are they that much in love with their bank accounts?

Then we have Pat Robertson, one-time head of the "700 Club".  He thinks that Alabama's bill is "too extreme", especially since it doesn't have "rape and incest" exceptions.  Well, yes, the aim is to protect all babies.  In Robertson's mind, how many babies should be sacrificed to the murderers, so as not to be "extreme"?  As for his desire for "rape and incest" exceptions", I'd love to see him debate that with Rebecca Kiessling or Ryan Bomberger, both conceived in rape.

Not to be outdone is what I call the "Non Pro Life Mutation".  They claim to be oh-so-much-more enlightened than we, the Great Unwashed, who have been pro-life activists for decades.  I looked at their facebook page and sure enough, not a peep regarding these measures is found therein.  Wait a minute; there is some glop about how one of the states discriminates against illegals.  In fact, there's more on their page about illegals than about the babies.  So much for the left-wing fake prolifers.

On the other hand, we have a bunch that calls themselves "Abolish Human Abortion".  At least their facebook page mentions the babies.  They also mention the bills, if only to trash them.  I might have been able to take them halfway seriously if they weren't so virulently anti-Catholic.  They have been known to come to abortion sites where Catholics are praying in front of the mills - to harass the Catholics!  So these legislative efforts have caused the nut-cases on both extremes to put their noses out of joint.  That itself is a sign that the sane people in the pro-life movement are on the right track.

These bills will be challenged, and these challenges may well go to the Supreme Court.  They have the potential of causing Roe v Wade to be overturned.  That itself won't win total protection for the babies, but it will be a significant step.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Georgetown Visitation Goes Down The Toilet

I saw it first on LifeSiteNews, but in reality it's all over the lame-brain media.  The president emerita, Sister Mary Berchmans Hannan, announced that the school's alumni magazine will carry announcements of same-sex-shackups along with actual marriages.

In trying to justify her catering to mortal sin, Sister claims that "we can focus on Church teaching on gay marriage or we can focus on Church teaching on the Gospel commandment of love."   So much error, so little time!  But I'll give it a shot.
  • Our Lord teaches through His Catholic Church.  It is this Church that contains the full deposit of faith.  She teaches infallibly on faith and morals.
  • The Church's teachings do not contradict each other.  They cannot, for God does not contradict Himself.  If any notion of "love" lends one to affirm homosexual conduct or any other mortal sin, that notion is not authentic charity but a cheap, deadly, sentimental facade of the same.
  • What she calls "learning and growing" is in fact capitulation to the sinful dictates of secular society.  Berchmans and her friends value the world's opinion (and probably funding) more than Our Lord Himself.
Some parents understand that Hannan is compromising the Catholic education for which the paid.  However, they remain silent.  They say that they fear "the soft discrimination against the children...(with) A's becoming B's".  Plus, they don't want to have a reputation as "one of the angry parents".  In short, while they understand the truth, they are moral cowards.

I don't know what troubles me more: Hannan's disobedience to the Faith (and her vows) or the cowardice of these parents.  Just as the school is doing gross disservice to the students in their own way, so too are these parents, albeit differently.  In remaining silent, they are teaching their children to remain silent as to uphold their Faith and yes, their very identities.  They are teaching their children that it is better to "go along to get along" because this life matters more than the next.  I believe Our Lord stated "who acknowledges me before men, I will acknowledge before my Father.  Whooever is ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of them before My Father."

Then of course there is the "non-statement" tossed out by the Archdiocese of Washington.  Will they respond with half the alacrity that they displayed when Father Guarnizo refused Holy Communion to the flaming lesbian?  I don't think so, either.

Faithful Catholics simply must put some steel in their spines if we ever want to restore decency to our culture.  This is doubly incumbent on parents who are responsible for the souls of their children.

Contact information for the school can be found here (bottom of page). Please contact them and advise them that they are endangering the souls of the students in their charge, and their own.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Kudos To Alabama!

Hats off to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and both houses of the Alabama State Legislature for passing the Alabama Human Life Protection Act.  This bill outlaws virtually all abortions (no more rape-and-incest nonsense) and comes complete with jail terms for those committing baby-murder.

Of course this will be challenged in court, but that allows for the real possibility of the overturn of the Roe v Wade ruling.  Let us pray that this happens.  The demise of Roe won't be the end of the battle, but it will be a decisive win in our efforts to restore protection to the babies.

Let's keep praying those Rosaries!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mark Shriver And The Mount - Rebuked Via Picket

On the morning of May 11, I joined eight young men from a PA chapter of the TFP Student Action as we stood outside the Knott Arena at the Mount.  We were there to protest their honoring of pro-abortion Mark Shriver in disobedience to the USCCB statement "Catholics in Political Life".

First, let me draw your attention to the picture at the right.  This is taken from our cordoned-off location across a driveway.  The red "x" marks the location where we were originally supposed to be.  We were told by the campus police officer who guided us to the location that the officials were "afraid we might slip and fall because the previous evening's rain had dampened the grass".  Well, bless their hearts!  Wasn't that just so, so ... thoughtful of them?  That yarn was so hokey that the police officer seemed embarrassed to say it.  In the video below, I made a point to show the difference from the original location to the place where we eventually were situated.

Also observe that woman leaning against the sign.  She was no doubt assigned to babysit us as she was there the whole time we were there.  The Mount officials really must have been afraid that we might (gasp!) talk with some of the people.  Such a horrifying prospect that must have been to them!

While our opportunities for conversation were somewhat curtailed, we still made our point.  The gentlemen from TFP have done similar protests.  One of their trademarks are bagpipes.  It's rather difficult not to notice bagpipes.  Oh yes, some attendees just breezed on by us, but they knew we were there, and these signs were quite prominent.

We did have some opportunity for conversation.  In the video you'll see one irate father who just didn't want to acknowledge that a pro-abort would be spouting "sweet nothings" into all their ears.  I suppose it didn't dawn on him (and many others) that quite a few who should have been graduating college that day never got the opportunity to even draw the breath of life, and that baby-murder was occurring in many Maryland localities as we were speaking, thanks in part to Shriver's abortion promotion.

However, a mother came up later to thank us for being there.  She disapproved of Shriver and affirmed our suspicions that the decision to invite Shriver caused much tension and division in the Mount community - as well it should have.

Let us pray that the leadership of Mount St Mary's never again is derelict in their responsibilities to provide Catholic example to their students and that they remember that they are Catholic first and foremost.

Catholic Relief FUND????

Having been at the Mount picket yesterday and then focused on the video and blog post (to be published very soon), I was not paying attention to the second collection schedule.  I should have, for I know full well that the Catholic Relief Services second collection occurs in May.

I was immediately alerted to that when, during the announcements right after the Creed, it was announced that the second collection would be "for the benefit of the Catholic Relief Fund".  I realized immediately that this name-change was an attempt to obfuscate the name "Catholic Relief Services", much like the name "Catholic Communications and Human Development" is intended to mask the real intent of that collection, that to fund the CCHD.

Immediately I got out pen and paper and jotted a note, saying that I will not contribute to CRS as long as they participate in the distribution of contraceptives and signed my name.  I dropped that in the second collection basket.  As the collection was taken, we were thanked for our support of the "Catholic Relief Fund".  So again that bogus name was used.

After Mass, I checked the Archdiocesan website, and sure enough, today is the day on which the second collection is for the Catholic Relief Services.

I went into the lobby and noticed the CRS envelopes next to the song booklets.  I asked Father about that strange wording and he replied that was what was written in his notes.  I've no doubt about that and he was merely announcing what he had been told to announce via the notes.  The question remains is, who dictated the contents of those notes?  While it's true that we do have some Spanish-speaking people in the parish offices, I cannot see how any confusion between "fund" and "services" could have occurred in any translation.  In Spanish, fund is "el fondo" and service is "el servicio".  That translation would be impossible to confuse.

So...  Who ordered that change from "services" to "fund", and why????

Did anyone else notice similar anomalies?

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Calling All MD And PA Catholics To Stand For Truth This Saturday!

Several weeks ago I posted of the abominable decision of Mount St Mary's to ask pro-abortion and pro-sodomite Mark Shriver to give the commencement address at the Mount's graduation ceremony on May 11.  Despite the protests of many faithful Catholics, they are hell-bent (literally!) on kissing up to Shriver.  They seem not to care one whit that they are in flagrant disobedience to "Catholics In Political Life".

So now we are left with no choice but to picket.  We've got to preach truth to the people attending for Shriver, by his presence, will be posing a scandal to every person there.  We must provide the antidote and yes, we must speak a word of rebuke to those who dared to hold up for honor someone whose public stances are gravely immoral.

This picket effort is largely spearheaded by TFP Student Action.  They have done quite a few of these demonstrations; I've demonstrated along side of them twice at Georgetown University over the years.  Their personnel have secured a location for us to picket there, quite close to the entrance of the hall where the commencement will occur.

Please plan to arrive at 8:45 at the Campus Public Safety Office.  It is on the west side of Rte 15.  Turn from Rte 15 west onto Anadale Road then an immediate right onto Old Emittsburg Road.  The office is the white building at that intersection.  From there, campus police will lead us in our cars to a parking area close to the picket site.  Please bring appropriate signs and your Rosaries.

Please spread word of this, and please attend and pray for this effort.

Because many readers may not have been involved with protests of this sort, I present now a video of Randall Terry interviewing other brand-new activists who proclaimed truth at a function in Texas for Pete Buttigieg (another dissident Catholic) spoke.  If they can speak out, we can all stand for truth as well.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Leading Church Men Ask Bishops To Deal With Heresies Of Pope Francis

This past week several clergy, theologians, scholars, etc released an open letter to the prelates of the Church asking them to deal with the heresies being committed by Pope Francis.  The authors of the letter understand that only bishops can take action, but that is what they ask the prelates to do.  In a word, they are asking the prelates (that is, those prelates who aren't in fact in league with the promulgation of the heresies) to act.  The text of the letter is here.

This letter is just the latest in a series of attempts.  See the list to the right.  Might this letter be, in fact, a call for an imperfect council to take action against Francis, even to the point of deposing him?  Despite denials from otherwise well-intentioned Catholics, there are reasons to doubt the validity of the papal election that seated Francis upon the papal throne.

Please read that open letter and circulated it among your families and friends.  Please pray your Rosaries and be living in a state of grace.  Below are some more words on the situation from Michael Matt.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Pope Francis' Squandering Of $500k - Maybe More Sinister Than A Mere Insult

Take a good look at this meme to the left.  This deals with the news that Pope Francis donated the equivalent of $500k in US dollars, ostensibly to "immigrants" who are on the south side of the US-Mexican border.  They are indeed stalled there because President Trump will not allow them to conduct a de facto invasion of the United States.

Read about it from the Church Militant site.  You'll see that Michael Hichborn did some arithmetic and deduced that, given the estimates of 75,000 individuals south of the border, that some of money would only buy each one hamburger meal.  Hichborn hypothesized that it could simply be a publicity stunt meant to embarrass President Trump.  One can hope it's merely that.  What do I mean?

Let's turn our attention now to this report from the Rutherford Institute, regarding the trafficking of children for sexual exploitation.  Apparently it has become quite a sordid industry in some quarters.  So what does this have to do with this latest papal stunt?

No one who is half awake can escape the fact that many high-ranking prelates have raped young children.  We know that many children are being brought across the border for the sole purpose of being sold to perverts.  I would wager that many of those same pervert-customers are wearing Roman collars (or have worn them, in the case of the perps being caught).  Perhaps that $500k of papal money isn't really going towards hamburger meals and many of those 75,000 individuals may not see one iota of benefit at all, papal protestations to the contrary.  I've no doubt that part of the reason is to insult Trump; else, why publicize it?  If only we could follow that money as it ostensibly arrives in Mexico.  We might be surprised - or maybe not!

Even better than following that money would be reducing the amount of that money.  In a few weeks, the "Peters Pence" collection will occur.  Here is the calendar for the Archdiocese of Washington; I understand that many other areas will have that collection at the same time.  This is another one to boycott.  If the Vatican can buy hamburger meals or keep the flow of trafficked children coming into the US, not to mention hosting envirowhacko meetings with Jeffrey Sachs et al, they really don't deserve our hard-earned money.

Let's boycott the Peters Pence collection.  When that Sunday happens, don't just pass the basket along.  Drop in it your own envelope with a note in it that details why you won't donate to such an unworthy endeavor.  There are plenty of other decent charities that would put your donation dollars to excellent use.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

By And Large, We Are NOT A Serious Church

Not too long ago I came across an article on the internet that had as its theme the idea that the United States is no longer a serious nation.   The author opined that to be a key reason why we, as a nation, seem mentally unable to deal with the various societal ills that plague us: breakdown of morality, the de facto invasion of our southern border, etc.  I wish I could find it so that I could link to it but so far I have been unable to locate it.

I have thought a bit about it, particularly in terms of coming up with a root cause for this national shortcoming, and I believe that cause to be rather obvious.  We are not serious as a nation for by and large, the people of this country are not serious, but rather silly and shallow.   We see this in so many aspects of ordinary life: sloppiness in dress, the disregard and outright disdain for common manners and decorum, crude "humor" and of course, sexual immorality and increase of violence.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Cardinal Nighty-Night Tobin Distorts Christ's Teachings On Homosexuality

Last week Cardinal "Nighty-night" Tobin gave an interview, during which he misrepresented Catholic teaching on homosexuality, perhaps in an attempt to demonize the Church and to gin up sympathy for sodomites. When asked by a reporter if the Church calls homosexuals "intrinsically disordered", Tobin replied in the affirmative.  He opined that the language was "hurtful" and expressed desire that the language would "become a little less hurtful".

But that's not what the Church teaches.  She never teaches that people are disordered, but rather their sinful inclinations are.  Yes, the inclination to homosexuality is intrinsically disordered, since sexuality is ordered to procreation.  The inclination is itself not sinful.  However, if a person so afflicted acts on that disordered inclination, then he or she does commit sin.

There are two likely reasons for Tobin's gaffe.  Either he is abysmally ignorant of Church teaching on this topic, OR, he is deliberately lying regarding the Church's teachings in order to make the Church appear as an ogre bent on oppressing sodomites.  I strongly suspect it's the latter.

Msgr Charles Pope, in an article in the National Catholic Register, clearly laid out Christ's teachings on homosexual conduct, as they have been recognized for centuries.  He also warned errant clergy of their culpability, should they dare encourage this mortal sin or contradict Our Lord Himself.  Cardinal Sarah likewise laid out a dire warning to his fellow prelates.  Cardinal "Nighty-Night" is a Prince of the Church.  As such, he will have much for which to answer if he doesn't repent of his fomenting of dissent that has no doubt led many souls straying into hell.

Monday, April 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

Saturday, April 13, 2019

More On The Mount St Mary Situation

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

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

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

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

Saturday, April 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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

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

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

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Bishop Gregory's Assignment To Washington Would Be Another Disaster

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

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

Saturday, March 30, 2019

A Little Saturday Night Humor - Dems Apoplectic Over Mueller Report

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

Friday, March 29, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Same-Old, Same-Old In The Archdiocese Of Washington

According to the Catholic News Agency, it is rumored that Atlanta's Archbishop Wilton Gregory will succeed Cardinal Wuerl as Archbishop of Washington.  A formal announcement is anticipated next week.

Let's be real.  We all knew that whoever the new prelate was to be, that he'd be cut from the same cloth as both Wuerl and McCarrick.  Neither of those dissidents would have it any other way - and they both have the pope's ear, an ear also spawned from the same dissidence.  Some of us dreamed that it might be Cardinal Burke, but under this pontificate, that remained in the realm of pipe dreams.

What little I've written of Gregory points to someone who has evinced sympathy with the gay-nazi agenda.  Rorate Caeli has composed quite a comprehensive list of his dissident actions.  This bodes ill for the DC archdiocese.  But this is not news; we've been living amidst the damage caused by progressive prelates for many years now, and now we can anticipate some more.  But the new archbishop can also expect that we'll be watching him and calling him out if need be.  Of course we will keep him in prayer.  We might also invoke the intercession of St Thomas Becket, who became Archbishop of Canterbury with the help of some royal subterfuge, but who became such a heroic bishop that he met martyrdom.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Faithful Catholic Priest Needs Help Now

Before I explain Father Vaughn Treco's situation, please listen to this sermon that he preached on November 25, 2018 - the Solemnity of Christ the King.

This sermon was an honest and factual assessment of some root causes of the mess in which the Church finds herself.  I for one detected no hint of heresy nor dissent.  Sometimes the truth is hard but it must be proclaimed for the good of souls.

Father is the former parochial vicar of the Church of St Bede the Venerable in St Louis Park, MN.  On account of the sermon that you just heard, he has been relieved of his position, his faculties have been suspended and he is even threatened with excommunication by Bishop Steven Lopez.

Please go to the Complicit Clergy site to see how you can support Father.  One thing immediately needs to be done: call Bishop Lopez at 713-609-9292.  He must right the wrong that he did to Father Treco and reinstate him immediately.

Maryland Literally Dodged A Bullet Today

A few weeks ago I posted on the "murder by doctor" bill that was winding its way through the Maryland legislature.  It passed the House of Representatives and in the Senate made it out of committee.  It failed a Senate roll call vote today.  We thank God for His mercy, but we must understand how perilously close we came to legalizing yet another form of murder.

The vote was a tie vote.  One Democrat abstained from the vote.  That's right.  The measure bombed by one vote.  Some lessons?

  • Elections matter, even on the local level.  What if the Obie Patterson, a PG County Democrat, was not in that seat but instead there was a more hard-core Democrat?  Well then, we would have been praying that Hogan remember who elected him.  We've got to clean out this progressive cabal that skulks about Annapolis.  That means Montgomery County especially, for it was MC Democrat Will Smith who was a main sponsor of that bill.
  • Our lobbying voices matter.  Perhaps Patterson heard enough from good people who told him that his political future depended on him not voting for "murder by doctor".
When we pray our Rosaries, let's remember gratitude for today's respite and remember to pray for a culture of life in Maryland and this country.

Why So Many Of Us Write As We Do

John-Henry Weston, co-founder of LifeSiteNews, explains why LifeSiteNews reports on the malfeasances emanating from Pope Francis and his Vatican and episcopal cronies.  We need to wake up our fellow Catholics and pray for restoration of our Church.  To do both effectively, we must be informed even when that information is painful to assimilate.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Degradation Of The Petrine Ministry

That is a phrase used by Dr Taylor Marshall to describe Pope Francis' latest insult, not only to the faith of good Catholics, but to his sacred office as well.   Yesterday he greeted some Catholics after a Mass in Loreto, Italy.  It is customary for Catholics to kiss the ring of the pope, as Dr. Marshall explains.  In the video, you'll see that the pope was having none of that.  It's worth noting that the pope was aware that his actions were being recorded as he not only failed to honor his own office but humiliated those Catholics who only sought to do homage, not to him, but to his sacred office.  But the pope has had a regrettable habit of insults throughout his papacy, hasn't he?

From his clown noses to the beach balls on altars we see his disregard of the sacred - and that includes his office.  We need to keep this man in prayer for he is leading many astray.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Marshall And Hichborn On Social Justice Hoax And What You Can Do About It

Michael Hichborn has done extensive research over the years regarding "social justice" in the Catholic Church and the dangers that it poses to the eternal salvation of countless souls.  My Catholic Media Coalition colleague, Stephanie Block, also has done similar research; in fact, Hichborn acknowledges her contributions at the 31-minute mark of the video below.

In this video, Taylor Marshall interviews Hichborn regarding the shams that are the three main vehicles of this so-called "social justice".  They are: Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Charities.  While the video is long, I think it worth your while to listen closely to the whole thing.  We are obliged to inform ourselves of these matters, and we simply must invest the time to do so.

A word to Catholics in the Archdiocese of Washington.  I now link to the schedule for the second collections in 2019.  Please note these three approaching collections:
  • May 12 - Catholic Relief Services.  For reasons discussed in this video, and many more, this (and the on-going Rice Bowl collection) must be boycotted. 
  • June 23 - Peter's Pence.  In light of recent revelations regarding the stench that is in the Vatican, we dare not feed the corruption with our hard-earned dollars.
  • August 4 - Catholic Campaign for Human Development.  Hichborn mentioned in the video that they try to disguise this collection.  That's why they call it "Catholic Communications and Human Development?.  Whom do they think they are fooling?
Very soon I will give some practical suggestions on notes to put into the envelopes, etc.  For now, please pay close attention to this video and spread this around.  Thank you.

Friday, March 22, 2019

James Grein Speaks With Michael Voris Regarding His Abuse At The Hands Of McCarrick

Here we see a snippet of a conversation between Michael Voris and James Grein.  The latter suffered abuse at the hands of McCarrick over decades.  His testimony was crucial in helping rid the priesthood of McCarrick.

Grein offers an exhortation to others who have likewise been molested not only by McCarrick but also other pervert priests.  He calls on them to step up and speak out.  I echo his call.  Yes, it could well be difficult, no it really isn't "fair" that you should have to speak out - but so what?  Was it "fair" that Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God, suffered a brutal death on our behalf?   Your testimony could help bring these perverts to justice, clean up the general rot and corruption in the Church, AND to prevent any others from falling victim to these scoundrels.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Catholic Relief Services In Its Biggest Scandal - To Date

Last week William O'Keefe, a CRS vice president, asked Congress to fund USAID to the tune of nearly $9 billion.  They intend that it goes to PEPFAR and other agencies that distribute contraceptives.  Lepanto Institute discovered this and did much research.  There is no need to rehash the report here for I won't do it justice.  I urge you to read it on the Lepanto page.  Do note, though, that O'Keefe was a Clinton supporter.

During Lent, we have probably seen the ubiquitous CRS "rice bowls".  Michael Hichborn, president of Lepanto, noted that 2/3 of CRS's budget comes from federal grants.  Well, golly gee!  Why aren't People for the American Way and the Freedom from Religion Foundation all up in arms about federal funding of the CRS?  Could it be because they know that CRS has been run by progressives now for many years?   He suggested that in lieu of money, to write a note that says we already contributed via our tax dollars.  Drop that in your "rice bowl" and take it to church when they collect these things.

Here's more info on CRS.  Just #sayno2crs.  By the way, in my title I used the words "to date" for I wouldn't be surprised if another CRS scandal comes to light in the future that will eclipse the depravity of this one.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Why Does The Catholic Standard Insist On Fawning All Over Pro-Aborts?

This past Saturday I opened the latest issue of the Catholic Standard (official publication of the Archdiocese of Washington).  I was happy to see that there was at least mention of the assisted suicide bill - even if it was stuffed inside as opposed to the front page.  Alas, as I proceeded through the paper, I saw behavior that is too typical of this propaganda mouthpiece.

The headline for this travesty reads "For Sister Carol Keehan, Faith And Health Care Go Together".  It's not much more than a shill piece extolling the Obama Hell-Care bill.  The author, who happens to be the wife of the Standard's editor,   Of Keehan, Carol Zimmerman says she "worked hard behind the scenes to help craft the language of the Affordable Care Act passed by President Barack Obama.."  I suspect that sentence is objectively correct.  Obama thanked her and said "We would not have gotten the Affordable Health Care Act done had it not been for her."  Again, that is objectively true; that is to her great shame and I pray that is not to her eternal damnation.  She still has time to repent for her role in the advancement of socialized medicine and worse, further entrenching into our social fabric the slaughter of babies and the introduction of death panels.  The article even makes mention of her Pen of Perfidy.

She had no apologies for those evils or for forcing other religious communities to fund contraception, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor.  The latter had to go to court several times to rid themselves of that onerous mandate. She did complain about faithful Catholics who rebuked her, saying that "people screamed at her, picketed events that she attended.."  I am happy to remind readers that in 2010, shortly after her betrayal, she gave the commencement address for Gonzaga High School in DC.  We were there to greet and rebuke her.  I will repost the video after we discuss the Standard's second slobber-fest.

This article was written by the Catholic News Service.  I cannot seem to locate it on the online version, but it did appear in print, on page 13 of the March 7th edition.  It's entitled, "Dingell, Longest Serving Member Of Congress, Recalled At Funeral As Doer".  He was a "doer", all right, but was what he did moral and in line with common decency, let alone Catholic morality?  The answer is a resounding "no".  This article admits that he facilitated legalized baby-murder.  But other than that teensy little detail, the US bishops and he saw eye to eye; of course that included the Obama Hell-Care Bill that I mentioned in relation to Sr Keehan just a few paragraphs up.

He had two funeral Masses: one at Church of the Divine Child in Dearborn, MI and the second at Holy Trinity Church near Georgetown University.  I understand from Church Militant that Catholics were outraged that he was receiving a public funeral.  I'm assuming that most of those Catholics were addressing the Dearborn debacle.  As for Holy Trinity?  Well, it's a Jesuit-run parish and is the same that gave Joe Biden a standing ovation during Mass just after he and Obama were elected to office, so need I say more?

I still am trying to figure out a reason why the Standard wasted so much news print over those two.  Whatever the reason, they once again insulted faithful Catholics by lauding the "praises" of those who betrayed the Church, the babies and ultimately Jesus Christ.

Now here's the video of our protest of Keehan at Gonzaga,  McCarrick was there and he too got an earful; watch all the way to the end.  This exemplifies how we must rebuke them, for the bishops are just going to pat them on the back.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sign Petition To Stop Assisted Suicide In Maryland

Two weeks ago I blogged about the assisted suicide measure that was before the Maryland House of Delegates.  Since then it has passed by a 74-36 vote.  It is now before the Senate.  We Marylanders must lobby our state senators to oppose it.  Should it pass, we must again lobby Governor Hogan to veto it.

For the rest of the country, please sign the petition started by LifeSiteNews to combat this measure.

Please pass this on to your other social pages and contacts.  Thanks.

Snakes Are Back In Ireland

In this homily Father forgot to mention sodomite #mowwidge in Ireland.  But still, how Ireland has degraded itself these past few years.  Let us keep praying our Rosaries for our Church.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Persecution Of Faithful Catholics From Within And Without

I'm posting a video from Church Militant's download.  The panel is discussing the ever-increasing ways in which faithful Catholics are being demonized precisely because they are faithful Catholics.  Not all of this persecution is coming from without, but much of it is from within - mainly from highly-placed clerics who have abandoned the Faith but still retain their high positions (for now) and yes, from Pope Francis himself.  Church Militant is one such group, having been falsely accused by a EWTN-afiiliated priest of issuing death threats.  Oh, by the way - Michigan's attorney general is launching an "investigation" into Church Militant for being a "hate group".  But don't get too concerned about this priestly accusation and the impending investigation happening within such short proximity of time!  After all, that's just some strange coincidence, right?  Right??  Hmmm.....

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Online Petition To Support Archbishop Naumann And Father Maxim

On Sunday I suggested that all support Father Maxim and Archbishop Naumann.  TFP Student Action has provided us a convenient means to do so as they have started an online petition for that very purpose.  Please go to this site, sign it and then spread words to your own contacts.

Pope Gives Perverts A Photo-Op

Yep!  I kid you not!  Here is the story, with photo.  I wonder when he'll be giving a photo-op to Planned Parenthood, Marie Stopes Intnat'l, or NAMBLA?  Sheesh!  I better not joke about that last one since so many of his sycophants have been (and maybe still are) abusing young boys and men. 

Would he grant such opportunity to a Legion of Mary group, or traditional order of religious?  Or would they be too "triumphalist", "rigid" or "neo-palagian"?  I think we know the answer to that.

This is yet another attempt to deconstruct the Faith.

Pope Embracing Envirowhackoism For Deconstruction Of The Faith

The blog Non Veni Pacem put up some commentary regarding the murder of Natacha Jaitt in Argentina that occurred two weeks before she was to testify against Gustavo Vera, long-time friend of Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis.  Security cameras detected suspicious activity in the area just after Jaitt died.  The blogger pointed out that Vera and Jeffrey Sachs were speakers at a Vatican conference held March 4-5.  The conference focused on Laudato Si and Sachs shilled for the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.  Journalists were not invited to this pow-wow.  Well, golly-jee!  I wonder why???

Just a few days after that gab-fest, Pope Francis spoke at another - this with a specific goal of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.  Now read closely what the pope is saying.  He's talking about conversion in implementing this thinly-disguised propaganda for population control and earth-worship.  One does not talk of "conversion" unless one is changing their beliefs and actions regarding God and morality.  He's advocating rank idolatry.  The blogger whom I cited in the main paragraph states that Raul Duarte has some "splainin" to do.  Well he's not the only one with "splainin" to do - I refer to the pope.  By the way, as you read the CNA piece, did you notice all the people who seem to be leaders of false religions?  If the pope wanted actual conversions, he passed up a golden opportunity for preaching the Faith (as is his mission); that's more "splainin" that he'll need to do.

In more toadying to envirowhacko population-control enthusiasts, the pope will participate in a "Pan Amazon Synod" in Brazil in October.  As Bradley Eli put it, "The Pan-Amazon Synod will be focusing on environmentalism and social justice issues rather than on strengthening the faith of Catholics, who are losing their religion."  Once upon a time, I thought that this lack of proper focus was merely thoughtless neglect.  I now believe that this loss of Godly faith is by design.  Take a look at that picture of the pope.  It is most inappropriate for the Vicar of Christ to festoon himself in pagan gee-gaw, and grin while holding a picture of himself surrounded by pagan imagery.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Support Abp Naumann And Father Maxim

Father Craig Maxim is pastor of St Ann Catholic Church in Prairie Village, Kan.  The parish has a school.  Recently Fr. Maxim declined to accept a child into the school  who is being raised by a same-sex couple.  Father issued an email to explain his reasons, as his decision has sparked some protest.  Archbishop Naumann has also received these protests, but is standing firm in his decision not to compromise Church teaching.  He rightly says that the situation in which the child now lives cannot exhibit respect and obedience to Christ's teachings on marriage and family life.

So those kvelling and whining about "punishing the child for the parents' sins", I take it as a positive sign that you acknowledge the "parents'" actions as sinful.  By the way - "parents" is in quotes because at most only one of them can be the child's biological parent - unless they adopted the child which means that neither is a parent in a moral sense.  Your outrage is misplaced.  Instead of badgering the pastor and bishop, direct your anger to those so-called "parents".  Of course some of you may be in league with the obvious attempt to get the school to accept the mortal sin of sodomy.  Anyway, here is my open letter to that same-sex pair.

(Begin open letter)

Dear Same-Sex Couple who is raising and exploiting this child:

Let's cut to the chase.  You are exploiting this child.  Just as so many of you have been trying to break the resolve and livelihoods of cake bakers, florists et al in your attempts to force them to affirm your mortal sins, you seem to have that as your end game in respect to St Ann's school.  Why else would you attempt to enroll the child in a school that has as its core mission the impartation of Catholic teaching?  Surely you must be aware that the school would be teaching to its students, and the child in your custody, that same-sex "marriage" is both a farce and mortal sin.  Why would you want this child to hear that?  Or do you intend, later down the road, to cajole and even threaten the school into a false acceptance of your mortally sinful lifestyle?

A number of your syncophants are even now badgering the school to "show mercy".  In actuality, it would be the epitome of cruelty to the child to pretend that your lifestyle is anything but dangerous, certainly to your immortal souls.  If mercy is to be shown to the child, the onus for doing so lies on your shoulders - nowhere else.

If either of you retains any shred of knowledge of Catholic truth (assuming you were brought up in the Faith, and that may not be the case), you might recall that the first Spiritual Work of Mercy is "rebuke the sinner".  That is precisely what I'm doing.  For you to show mercy to your child, you'll quit your sinful parody of a marriage and cease all homosexual conduct immediately.  You will get yourselves to Confession.  You will explain to the child the wrongness of your actions.  That would be the best lesson in truth and mercy that he or she could receive from you at this time.  For that matter, it would be the most merciful thing you could do for yourselves and each other, for this current lifestyle of yours, if continued, leaves you in danger of eternal damnation.

(end open letter)

We do not know who they are, and that is best so as to protect the identity of this poor child.  Please spread this around to increase the chances that this couple will see it, both for the sake of the child and their own eternal salvations.

The Archdiocese of Kansas City posted an explanation of its policy regarding admission to Catholic schools on the front page of its site.  Please read it, and then take a minute to thank the archbishop for standing for Christ's teachings.  The archbishop doesn't have his own published email address so I'd suggest emails to the Vicar General of the Curia.  An alternate email and phone can be found here.

Also please support Father Maxim by contacting the parish.  This site has a handy contact form as well as the usual information.  You can also visit their facebook page to offer support; that page is featuring comments from gay-supporters who think "acceptance" means embracing mortally sinful conduct.  Thanks.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Sacriilege At Immaculate Conception Church In Durham NC

This past Tuesday I wrote about planned gay-coddling at Immaculate Conception Church.  Today I was advised that it happened that same day.  The unrepentant lesbian, Vernetta Alston, addressed parishioners at the invitation of Father VanHaight.  My sources didn't hear about it till yesterday, but I just now saw this announcement on their facebook page that had posted on Feb 27.  It's also on their website, but not in the bulletin.  Please note the response to the comment; Alston spoke in the sanctuary.  What??  Did they at least remove the Blessed Sacrament so that Our Lord wouldn't be profaned as she was honored in defiance of the US bishops?

My hope is that this sacrilegious smooch-up was poorly attended.  At that hour, I hope very few of the school students were there.  But the sanctuary of the Church, and perhaps the Blessed Sacrament, were profaned.  For these reasons, good Catholics must offer to Father VanHaight their polite but firm rebukes, as well as prayers for his salvation (which he greatly jeopardized).  In addition, Bishop Zamara must hear from faithful Catholics as well.  I've no doubt that both heard from the gay-nazis.  I would say that they caused VanHaight to cave, but from what I'm hearing, VanHaight really is allied with the perverts and their enablers.  The video leave little room for doubt.  We faithful Catholics have a duty to be no less vociferous in defense of the Church's teachings.

If any faithful Catholics have children who are students of that school, you may wish to consider withdrawing them as there is now reason to doubt the quality of Catholic education they are receiving from that place.  Some of those commenters who hurled their bile at me claimed to be former students of that place.  Your children's salvation may be imperiled by attendance at that school. 

Other Catholics within the Durham diocese may want to consider advising Bishop Zamara that your participation in the Bishop's Annual Appeal may be contingent upon him restoring fidelity to the Church's moral teachings in his parishes and schools.

Please network with each other.  I heard too many times that local Catholics are reticent about speaking out because they fear the local gay-nazis.  If you network with each other, you will draw strength and courage from your camaraderie.  You will draw even more strength from Mass and the Rosary.  Your salvation and that of your families depend on it.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

NC Pastor Doubles Down On Sin-Coddling

Last month I was alerted to a planned scandal at a Catholic school in Durham North Carolina - Immaculata School to be precise.  I needn't rehash what I already wrote.  Suffice it to say that the pastor, Father Chris VanHaight, saw fit to cancel that debacle.  He feared a protest, not the coddling of mortal sin.  Indeed, he himself was all for the showcasing of a lesbian, simply because she espoused other liberal pet causes (yet another reason why the Church must get away from all that "social justice" boondoggle, but I digress!).

For canceling that speaker, Father must have felt the wrath of the gay-nazis.  Judging from some of the comments on that post and on my twitter feed, I can imagine that they snarled quite a bit - all in the name of "tolerance" of course!  For a sample, see this doozy:
That must have prompted this groveling and sniveling discourse from VanHaight.  He regards it as an apology to the "LGBTQ community".  Well, he should apologize to them: for his approval of their mortally sinful conduct and for not calling them to conversion and repentance for their sins against the natural order.  Anyway, during this talk, he said he would avoid having politicians speak for a while.  Well, it must be for a very short while, for he later said of Alston, "certainly, we foresee her coming to the campus at some point before the end of the school year for sure".  He then spoke of "a different venue".  Was he talking out of both sides of his mouth?

At this time, we don't know if the normalization of perversion before children will occur, let alone when and where.  In the meantime, I'd urge all Catholics to contact Father VanHaight and Bishop Zamara to register your protests.  Residents of that diocese may want to reconsider any financial contributions to the parish and/or diocese until they once again commit to their duties to uphold Catholic teachings, for their own sakes, those of the students and yes, of Vernetta Alston herself.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Physician-Assisted Suicide In Maryland

If ever there was a ridiculous euphamism, "physcian-assisted suicide" would be one of them, ranking up there with "abortion".  Both were concocted to mask the real meaning of their deeds, which is murder.  The former targets the elderly and the infirm.  It is that which is the focus of this post for its legalization is wiggling its way through the largely pro-death Maryland legislature.

HB 0399, known as the "End of Life Option Act", was in committee and I believe has been voted out of it onto the floor.  Maryland Right to Life has information about this and SB0311, the Senate cross-filing.  I do not know its status in the Senate.  It was being heard in the Judicial Proceedings Committee, but cannot find whether or not they voted on it.  Please contact the members of that committee, particularly if one of those senators is from your locality, and ask them not to send it to the senate floor.

Please contact your delegates and tell them that you want them to oppose these bills.  Spread the word and let's do all we can to keep Maryland from incurring more blood-guilt before Our Lord.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sex Summit - Swan Song Of This Papacy?

At the end of the sex-summit farce, Pope Francis laid out an 8-point plan for the Church to conduct an "all-out battle" against sex abuse of minors (young men and seminarians remain unmentioned so that they can be considered fair game for that good-ole-boy chicken hawk association of pervert clerics).  The 8 points are listed in this National Catholic Register piece.  Notice that there is nothing indicating that homosexuals should be removed from the clerical state, as they should be.  There isn't even any mention of prevention of their entry into seminary.  In fact, the word "homosexual" doesn't occur one in this so-called "plan".  Why is there no mention of the fact that the homosexual inclination is intrinsically disordered?

Here's a short, simple answer.  This summit was not at all about addressing the scandal of clerics raping boys and young men.  It was all about deflecting our anger and indignation away from the real problem: predation upon young men by powerful clerics, with the main culprit being Theodore McCarrick.  Even the Washington Post picked up on the duplicitous nature of the pope's closing address, noting how the whole summit was a dance around the living room elephant known as McCarrick.

Yes, the pope and cronies were covering for McCarrick alright, and not only because he was a ruthless predator.  There is ample reason to believe he was a communist plant.  He played a pivotal role in brokering that Vatican-Red China deal that essentially threw faithful Catholics in that country to the communist wolves.  It appears that he also was a ghost writer of the Land O Lakes statement that allowed progressive poison to destroy Catholic higher education.

Realizing that the results of this summit were, for all intents and purposes, non-existent,  Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute crafted an open letter to Pope Francis that lays out some steps that the pope must take if his moral voice is to be restored.  I signed it and urge you to do the same, and to promulgate this letter in your own circles of fellow Catholics.  We simply must make our voices heard for we've been silent too long, and some still insist on persisting in silence and apathy.

Many Catholics are coming to the belief that Francis' papacy has been irreparably compromised to the point of being ineffective.  I wrote last week of a prayerful protest that happened in Rome just before the summit began.  It was organized by Professor Roberto de Mattei and attended by Michael Matt of the Remnant.  The two men met in an interview and discussed many things.  I post it now for your review.

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Sex Scandal And The Papacy

The sex-summit dog-and-pony show in Rome ended a few days ago.  As anticipated by those with two brain cells firing in syncopation, this thing was a farce conducted with the intention to fool people into thinking that the pope and high-ranking prelates are serious about sex abuse by the clergy.  Oh, they're serious, all right!  Serious about protecting it for their own perverted pleasures, it would seem.

Natacha Jaitt, an Argentine media celebrity, accused Gustavo Vera of trafficking children for sexual exploitation.  Vera is a close friend of Pope Francis'.  She was set to testify against Vera in a few weeks - but was found dead this past Saturday.  Her family is calling her death murder.  I post below an interview that she conducted with an Argentine blogger who was doing his own investigation.  He alleges that Vera shipped children to the Vatican "for the Pope and his accomplices".  Let that sink in.  If it's true, the implications are horrendous - but would explain why the pope and his buddies were so quick to poo-poo the idea that homosexuality is a factor in the clerical sex abuse situation.  I will post that interview below, but this post will continue below that.  I understand that the man being interviewed is now missing.

Was this sex-summit a feeble attempt to mollify us, the Great Unwashed, so that we would stop poking into their perversions?   Is this why Vatican personnel are bad-mouthing the two surviving dubia cardinals?  Even Cardinal Marx can't avoid acknowledging the existence of a homosexual cabal in the Vatican; he acknowledges also that evidence has been destroyed.  Was Vera, close friend of Pope Francis, sending young boys to the Vatican to be preyed upon by the wolves in shepherds' clothing?

I now post a video of a discussion between Taylor Marshall, Michael Voris and a third gentleman whose name I didn't catch.  They discuss the question of whether or not Pope Francis should resign.  I am increasingly becoming convinced that Francis could be an anti-pope, with Benedict XVI still the true pope.  There have been indications that Benedict's resignation was, at least in part, coerced, rendering it invalid.  Given the additional information that we now have regarding the St Gallen Mafia, I've no reason to doubt that they would have exerted pressure on Benedict to tender a rather strange resignation.

As the gentlemen said, please keep praying your Rosaries.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Pope Francis, We MUST, On Pain Of Sin, Avoid Even The Appearance Of Communism

Pope Francis, this past Monday, claimed that Christians shy from the "social gospel" because they fear that the Church will look like the Communist Party.  Of course he is trying to cajole Catholics into disregarding their common sense so that they will indeed swallow the "social gospel" crap - and eventually socialism, if not outright communism.

In light of these shameless attempts by the pope and other quasi-socialists to induce false shame into us, we must stand strong and call them out for what they are.  Here are just a few facts about this "social gospel". He is a big fan of Dorothy Day and her Catholic Worker Movement.  I don't know just what Day's original intent was for the CWM, but it has veered into socialism and dissidence.  From this page of the DC affiliate, we see that they have allowed disgraced Bishop Thomas Gumbleton to speak at their events, as well as some Pax Christi individuals.  Of course, rabidly pro-abortion Jeffrey Sachs was often invited to the Vatican to craft Laudato Si, a thinly-disguided apology for socialism, as well as population-control and climate-change junk science.

In 1984, Pope John Paul II suspended a divinis the priestly faculties of Fr. Ernesto Cardenal, when the latter held a cabinet position in Nicaragua's Sandinista government.  Cardenal had always been a Marxist involved in "liberation theology".  Pope Francis lifted the suspension.  He noted that Cardenal accepted the suspension, but there was no mention of Cardenal seeing the errors of his Marxist and liberation theology mindsets.  In this and his various document, the pope displays an untoward affinity for socialism and even communism.

Previous popes have proclaimed quite different things about socialism and communism.  They are worth a study.  They emphatically declare those philosophies to be inherently evil.  So should Christians shy away from appearing to be communists, even if they aren't - for now?  Absolutely.  1 Thessalonians 5:22 is adamant about avoiding the appearance of evil - and that is what communism is.  The so-called social gospel is a spiritual and moral booby-trap.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

One Million Hits

Earlier today this blog had its 1-millionth visitor.  While I'm grateful to God that I have had the ability to write this thing, I am saddened that the need for this blog, and so many others, exists.  So much filth has been allowed to infest the One True Church that we must call attention to it so that we can work and pray for its purgation.

I started this blog for several reasons: 1) to inform DC-area Catholics of relevant news that the Catholic Standard and Catholic Review would refuse to publish, 2) to encourage faithful Catholics in the pews to fight for their Church via protests, boycotts, street activisim 3) to put them in touch with other excellent news sources.  Just recently I have had occasion to point out the effect that faithful Catholics can have when we raise our voices and demonstrate to corrupt and cowardly Church bureaucrats that we are the Church Militant and not the "church mousy".

Along those lines, I will soon be commenting on the "sex summit sin-nod" that just ended in Rome.  However, I would be remiss in not thanking God and my readers for this milestone.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

St Peter Damian, Pray For Our Pervert-Coddling Prelates!

It is no coincidence whatsoever that the "sex abuse sin-nod" has convened on the feast day of St. Peter Damian, a prelate and Doctor of the Church who fought vigorously against the sins of sodomy that infested the clergy of his day.  We beg his intercession for this "summit" is most likely intended as a farce to induce the faithful to believe that they will address the root causes of sex abuse by clergy when in reality they are only interested in mollifying us and providing cover for perverted clergy - some of whom might well be participating in that sin-nod.

Not all bishops are partaking of the kool-aid.  Two days ago, Cardinals Brandmuller and Burke, the two remaining dubia Cardinals, issued an open letter to the summit attendees.  In that letter, the two cardinals challenged the attendees to break the silence regarding homosexuality.  They stated that ,"The plague of the homosexual agenda has been spread within the Church, promoted by organized networks and protected by a climate of complicity and a conspiracy of silence."  Yesterday Brandmuller released a statement reemphasizing the role of homosexuality as a major plague in the Church.  Meanwhile, Archbishop Vigano today issued his own statement to the attendees urging them to convert.  So here we have Cardinals Burke and Brandmuller, with Archbishop Vigano, speaking truth to corrupt power.  Perhaps that is why they were not invited to attend.

Let's look at these "organized networks" to which Cardinals Burke and Brandmuller alluded.  They are real and they are powerful.  In his report on this sin-nod today, Michael Voris details how this network, most likely established by Bella Dodd (before she converted to Catholicism) and probably launched the horrific rampage known as McCarrick's career.  One of these networks is known as "St Gallen's mafia" and most likely played a role in strong-arming the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and then shoving Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio into the papacy.  These networks insinuated many clandestine perverts and Communists into the clergy. 

The sin-nod is silent on this because now the Vatican is most likely in league with these networks and doesn't want the light shone on their plans and deeds.  Just take a look at these "21 reflection points" that the pope wants the sin-nod attendees to consider.  Do you see the word "homosexual" mentioned once therein?  I don't!  I don't even see the word "sin" in this mish-mosh, much less repentance and Confession.  And what's with all this jibber-jabber about "protocols" and "norms"?  All that's needed is to reaffirm the Church's immutable teachings on morality and faith.  It's not at all complicated, but these charlatans want the matter to appear like it is so that they might avoid accountability.

As I look at that picture of St. Peter Damian and ponder his question, I have to think that for today's perverted cabal in the Church, we know the answer.  They deliberately seek to undermine the Church.  In so doing, they goad many souls to hell, including their own, if they die unrepentant.  Therein lies some hope, for if Bella Dodd could convert, so can they.  But for some of them, McCarrick especially, the sands of time are running out.  Pray that they are converted and pray that the damage they did can be reversed.