Tuesday, September 29, 2020

On A Catholic's Duty To Vote For Trump

 Yes, it's a duty.  I've written much about this before - see here and here.  Michael Voris a few days ago echoes these same concerns.  With so much at stake, it warrants much repetition. 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

If You Or Someone Whom You Know Has Been Injured By Abortion Pills

 There is help for you, or at least legal recourse for compensation for your injuries.  Certain sectors of Big Pharma are making millions off the administration of these pills.  The harmful effects of these drugs on women and girls seems to be of no consequence to these Big Pharma behemoths.  In addition to receiving some assistance, you also might help prevent other women from being similarly injured or even killed via these drugs.

My friend Missy Smith has launched an effort to bring a class action suit against Pfiser, a leading manufacturer of these deadly pills.  Please read and feel free to contact her for more information.  This is her site.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Holding The Archdiocese Of Baltimore To Account

 Pursuant to my post regarding the gender-fluid scandal within the schools of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, I made two phone calls.  The first was to the School of the Incarnation and the second was to the school office for the archdiocese.  Naturally no one in authority was available to talk with me, and I've no doubt others were likewise treated.  The reactions of the phone receptionists told me that my calls were not the first such calls they received.

Let's make sure that the calls continue.  Keep the pressure up.  We know from the Father Altman episode that the progressives are most diligent about pursuing their goals through copious phone calls.  Our service to Jesus Christ demands at least that.

I recorded my calls, and I post the videos of them below.  Notice that I advised them that the calls were being recorded; Maryland is a "two-consent" state when it comes to recording phone conversations.   After your own calls, feel free to share your experiences in the comments section.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Archdiocese Of Baltimore Foisting Gender Fluid Madness On Its Pupils

 Let that sentence sink in for a moment.  The Archdiocese isn't merely sitting by while outside forces are impinging upon their schools (as if such cowardice wouldn't be bad enough).  The Archdiocese is actually ordering its schools to use pronouns according to the wishes of mentally ill students.  Church Militant broke the story.

This crime is being perpetrated by two individuals.  The first is Denise Ball, Assistant Superintendent for the Archdiocese's schools.  The second is Benjamin Lorenz, assistant principal of the School of the Incarnation.  A third-grade pupil at that school imagines herself to be a boy.  Ball and Lorenz have been meeting frequently.  Ball has told other teachers at that school that they will be fired if they don't play along with the child's delusions and use masculine pronouns.  The principal, Nancy Baker, seems to be in cahoots and has been trying to convince parents to swallow this bile.

Apparently there are a number of parents outraged over this, but are afraid to come forward out of "fear of retaliation".  Of course this is why the Church suffers, when its adherents refuse to suffer for her.  If their fears center around their own children, may I suggest that the children might be better off if they were removed?  Homeschooling would be the ideal, but if that is impossible, I daresay that in this case, public schools would be superior to this Incarnation school.  At least in public school there would be no indication that the Church is on board with the promotion of perversions and gender confusion.  Let this supposedly Catholic school do without their tuition money and see if they might sing a different tune.

Lori has shown a regrettable tendency to look the other way when it comes to the gay infestation in his diocese.  The CM piece mentioned St Matthew's in Baltimore as being a gay-fomenting parish.  A short time ago, Lori requested that the pastor resign by September - that is, this month.  Has that happened?  What truly fascinates me right now is that I cannot find the parish's website.  What was the parish's site, http://www.stmattrc.org/, takes me to some auto loan site.  Now why is that?  They are listed on the Baltimore Archdiocese site: with Father Joseph Muth still listed as pastor.  Do we think he'll be gone in a week?  Are the archdiocesan personnel having fits that we just blew the cover off yet another capitulation to the gays?

The CM piece did omit mention of St Ignatius, that features a "gay-married" guy as head of its LGBTQ dating service ministry.  Until very recently this guy was parish council chair.  There are other gay-infested churches in Baltimore.

The CM piece notes how Lori bristled when President Trump called Baltimore a "dangerous and filthy place".  Well, maybe there's a reason why Lori was stung by that piece of truth.  Take a look at all those de facto gay dating services in the aforementioned parishes and you can see much of the filth is gurgling from those parishes.  When Catholic churches are putting forth this bile, with what appears to be tacit approval from the bishop, of course the spiritual ramifications will include violence in the streets.

Some action items that I might suggest, in addition to the daily Rosaries that we all need to be praying at this time, include:
  • Faithful Catholics local to the area, getting together and organizing so they can protest, form homeschooling coalitions, etc
  • Complete cessation of donations to any parish that has an "LGBTQ" cabal.  Let your pastor know that your dollars will not fund any of that pabulum.
  • The CM piece mentioned parents who are afraid.  They must stand up to their fears and stand up to the gay-nazi tyrants in their parish.  What kind of message does their timidity send to their children?
Note:  Here are phone numbers.  Call them.  Let them know that what they are doing is inherently immoral and will undermine the faith and morals of the students.  The school will try to pass the buck to the archdiocese (they did when I called them).  Let them know that does not excuse their obedience to an inherently immoral directive.  When you call the archdiocese, Ms. Ball will be unavailable (ahem!).  Leave a message anyway.
  • School 410-519-2285
  • Archdiocesan school office 410-547-5515

Friday, September 18, 2020

BREAKING! Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Died

 The pro-abortion Associate Justice of the Supreme Court died earlier today.  Of course the internet is all atwitter about the news.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is why ELECTIONS MATTER.  This is why each and everyone of us must vote to at least prevent harm done by a terrible candidate.  What do you think would be happening right now if Hillary Clinton was in the White House?  What do you think will happen if (God forbid) Joe Biden wins the White House?

Two things we need to do now:

  1. Pray for God's mercy on her immortal soul, that somehow she made an act of perfect contrition before she died.  In formally and materially cooperating in the mortal sins of baby-murder and sexual perversions by her votes, she herself is objectively guilty of serious sins.
  2. Pray that a worthy replacement for her may soon be nominated and confirmed very soon.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Open Letter To Bishop Callahan

 My Catholic Media Coalition colleague penned an Open Letter to Bishop Callahan.  I am honored to be a co-signer of it.  Please read it and continue to raise your own protests to Bishop Callahan.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Hard Truth About These Online Petitions

 Please pay close attention to this Vortex.  With all due respect to LifeSiteNews, their petition for Fr Altman may have the undesired effect of causing petition signers to believe that their signing of the petition is all that needs to be done for Father Altman.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Voris is also right in noting how many on the left are far more willing to work for their causes than are many good Catholics for the Church.

Must The Progressives Pollute Everything Of Beauty?

 Remember this trash from five years ago?  That was plopped upon us by Pope Francis' Pontifical Council for Culture.  Well, I guess that is their idea of culture.  Then there's this from a few weeks ago, when Fr Robert Walsh dared to poke fun at the Holy Face of Jesus.

While that last stunt was the literal denigration of Jesus in favor of the covid idol, the "black lives matter" idol also received worship at the expense of Our Lord.  The now-misnamed Pontifical Academy for Life profaned a replica of Michelangelo's  Pieta statue by slathering black paint over the image of Jesus. These so-called "social justice warriors" are showing their true colors by blaspheming our Lord to further their warped goals.

Therefore, the short answer to the question in this post's title is "yes".  They must because that is the fruit of their depraved ideologies.  Forsaking Jesus, who is the Way, Truth and Life, they also forsake Him who is the source and inspiration of truly beautiful art, music, culture.  They mock and hate our Lord so they must totally trash anything of truth and beauty that gives Him glory.  They take the pristine and render it putrid.  They take the inspirational and render it insipid.  They take truth and mutilate it into trash.  Lovely music becomes lurid.

I regret to opine that while this cabal, headed by the pope, runs the Vatican, we can only expect to see more eyesores and outrages.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Pope Wants Good Vibes!

 Have this playing in the background as you read the rest of the post below.

Apparently while the pope was spouting off some more environmentalism screed, he asked for prayer and/or "good vibes".  After that, everyone dutifully snickered.  Har-dee har har!  He asked that God would bless people but then refused to give a papal blessing.

So on one hand the pope thinks prayer to God and "good vibes" are equivalent.  In other words, he trivializes God's power.  But on the other hand, he claims that the Wuhan virus is nature's response to "climate change".  He ascribes an awful lot of power to that now, doesn't he?

Does he think "good vibes" will fix the pandemic?

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Important Calls To Action

Below is a Vortex from a few days ago.  I'm going to focus on one aspect of it only.  Voris talked about how Jesus required labor from the servants to perform His first miracle at Cana.  He was granting Our Lady's request, but required human effort.  When I say "required", I don't mean He needed the servants per se.  Rather, He commanded it because He chooses to work through us, not in lieu of us or in spite of us.  Here is the video, and below that I will have more commentary.

I see on many social media pages discussions of various evils, such as the one being perpetrated against Father James Altman - the subject of my two previous blog posts.  Many people voice their anger and disappointment.  Some will suggest prayer.  All too seldom do I see suggestions for practical actions.  It is the last that is sorely lacking.  From what we can glean from the vortex, it is that through which Our Lord might wish to work.

One thing I will say for the left is that when they hear calls to action from their leaders, they respond with much determination and alacrity.  For the most part, I do not see that same sense of purpose in play amongst our numbers.  We are serving Our Lord.  Does He not deserve our best?  In addition to contacting the La Crosse diocese directly, please sign this petition on the LifeSiteNews page.

In addition to the matter of Father Altman, another call to action has been issued that deserves our attention.  We hear from Church Militant that a lay Catholic group has called upon DC Archbishop Gregory to denounce the anti-Catholic bigotry in the Democratic Party, a trait that the dems no longer bother to conceal.  Join your voices with their's; here is the contact information for the Archdiocese.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Please Contact Bishop Callahan, Tell Him To Stop Punishing A Priest For Telling The Unvarnished Truth

 This post follows upon the previous post.  Bishop Callahan is lashing out at Father Altman by forbidding any further live-streaming of his Masses.  Father touches upon the controversy in his homily.  At the end of this video is again a plea for prayers and for petitioning the bishop to recant his evil towards Father.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Support Fr Altman And Rebuke Bishop Callahan

This past week, Father James Altman, a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse, WI, put out this video that rightly excoriates the Catholics who plan to sin by voting for candidates from the party of death: that is, Democrats.  Does that sound so harsh?  Recall that the dems themselves enshrined baby-murder and sexual perversions in their party platform.  Father Altman is simply acting as a true priest who is warning Catholics of the dangers to their souls if they vote Democrat.  Let us recall that "rebuking the sinner" is one of the Spiritual Acts of Mercy.

Naturally his bishop is throwing him under the bus.  I'll have more to say after you review the video.

Here is the press release that Bishop William Callahan plopped on his website today.  He acknowledges that what Fr Altman said is true.  Well, he had too, lest he look like a total blathering fool.  But then he starts to snivel about the tone of Father's words.  As I watched this video, I saw nothing angry about Father's words.  The bishop wimpers about Father being judgmental, but his whole letter itself reeks of judgmentalism - the whiny, crybaby type, to be precise.

Then Callahan invokes Matthew 18, and states that he is correcting Father in private, not in public.  What???  Just what in hades does he think he's doing by publishing his screed on the diocesan website?  So much error, so little time.

I don't have the time to pick this press release apart, bit by bit.  Rather, I'd suggest to all my readers to contact him soon and often.  The main phone number is 608-788-7700.  Here's their facebook page and their twitter page. On the plus side, Bishop Strickland of Tyler Texas has spoken out in favor of Fr Altman's admonition.

Faithful Catholics of the Diocese of La Crosse, please consider curtailing your donations until Callahan ceases rattling his saber at good priests like Father Altman

Saturday, September 5, 2020

What Have We Catholics So Carelessly Discarded?

 What you are about to witness is a Solemn High Mass from Easter Sunday, 1940.  Note the gravity, the solemn reverence given to God Most High.  This form of Mass, once common, is now what is known as the Extraordinary Form of Mass.  If you have never been to such a Mass, I highly recommend it.

Black Lives Matter And Demon Conjuring?

I came across this a few days ago from the page of a Facebook friend.  Abraham Hamilton came across evidence that the three foundresses of Black Lives Matter are engaged in "summoning the dead".

Here is the video to which Mr. Hamilton refers.  You can see the women speaking for yourselves.

So are the creators of these videos just engaged in fear-mongering?  From what I've seen from other progressives, this New Age dabbling is nothing new.  Much of New Age is really a rehash of ancient idolatries - and the idols are often demons.  Consider the words of the BLM founders.  They talk of the name repetition as a way of "calling up" those dead people.  Folks, I've never heard of this during any other such demonstration.  When Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated, there were riots galore - but never were there demands that his name be repeated over and over again.  Why now?  Might they be trying to channel the recently deceased?  If so, what they are really attempting to conjure, wittingly or unwittingly, are demons.

This repetition is NOT harmless.  People who align themselves with Black Lives Matter are literally playing with fire.  The same is doubly true for the Catholic clergy who sympathize with these people.

At least one of the founders is an avowed lesbian.  We know that perversions and the occult are often intertwined.  That seems to be the case here.  Some who are supporting Black Lives Matter should take great care, for they are flirting with grave spiritual dangers.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Why Republicans And Democrats Can't Be Pals

A few days ago, I saw the attached meme on the facebook wall of a friend of mine, a staunch pro-lifer.  I believe the message of the meme is false and is, at best, based on wishful thinking and not reality.

At one time, perhaps fifty years ago, the meme would have reflected reality.  But that was a time when both major parties adhered to Christian standards of morality.  Any political differences were relatively minor.  At no time would a sane person have approved of the routine murders of thousands of babies every day.  

Flash-forward to today.  Consider that the meme says "Sally voted Democrat".  By voting Democrat, Sally voted also for the party platform that unabashedly promotes the whole-scale slaughter of tiny children.  The Democrat party embraces other grave evils such as various homosexual perversions, curtailment of religious freedoms, etc.   The Republican platform touts the protection of unborn children and Christian morality concerning marriage, religious freedoms, Second Amendment, etc.  Perhaps individual Republicans are remiss on their adherence to those party ideals, but that does not invalidate the ideals themselves.

When it comes to Democrat versus Republican goals and ideals, what we literally have is the difference between evil and good (respectively).  There is no way that good and evil can be united.  It should be recalled that a person's politics is merely how they implement their core beliefs in the public arena.  In that case, not only is division inevitable, but division is absolutely necessary.

Does that mean that good people must treat Democrats with aversion and disrespect?  Not at all!  Precisely because we are Christians, we treat all with respect that is due to them as human beings created by God in His image and likeness.  Many Democrats do not reciprocate.  Witness the BLM and Antifa riots transpiring now.  Witness the shooting of the Patriot Prayer man in Portland a few days ago.  Aberrations?   Not at all!  Such violence is merely a logical extension of their God-hating political philosophies.

What it does mean is that it would be utterly foolhardy to take such a person into their confidence, knowing that this person is - at best - indifferent to the plight of the babies.  Upon what would any such friendship be based?  I am not suggesting that we should shun such people who are in our lives.  I am saying that we must be wary of them, knowing that their beliefs will permeate everything they say and do, just as our convictions determine our actions.

We must pray and work for their conversion.  We must also not pretend that unity with them exists when it doesn't.  If they are politically active for anti-God candidates, we must face the fact that we must defeat them.  We must also be careful not to fall into the "common ground" booby-trap, for their can be no "common ground" with proponents of baby-killers.  Quite often this "common ground" is "social justice" gobblygoop.  I am aware of two instances where two former pro-life leaders fell into that trap and are now currently undermining pro-life efforts. Here's one.

I know it is difficult when relatives embrace child-killing.  Again, I remain polite and cordial, but don't pretend that I can take them into my confidence.  We need to be prudent and true first to Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Covid And BLM Meant To Pave Way For Socialism And New World Order

 On Friday 8/28, Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute published an address that he gave, reflecting on various current events and connecting some very obvious dots.  At the 32:58 mark, he begins to talk about an article mentioning "resetting the economy".  This "resetting" that is being bandied about by various "leaders" entails the introduction of "socialistic policies" and "green new deals".  Is anyone surprised?   Among these "leaders" is the World Economic Forum.  They specifically laud the "ideas" of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

At the 37:03 mark, Hichborn quotes them as stating that the Corona virus "has created an important opportunity".  While it certainly is an implmentation of the Alinskyian rule "never let a crisis go to waste", this is almost verbatum repeated by the pope in a recent address that he gave.  I will now post both videos below.

So now we have a reasonable supposition that the covid thing is being hyped in order to pave the way for socialism.  From the second video, it almost seems that the pope is in on the scam.  They are now becoming quite open about their schemes to implement this "new world order".  Hichborn mentions a site called greattransition.org.  Take a look at it.  Please also watch the full videos.  We must inform ourselves and others, and need to be willing to invest the time to do so.

We have to do a few things to combat this socialistic, masonic evil being foisted upon us.  We must (if we aren't doing so already) commit to praying the Rosary every day.  In November, we must vote to defeat the baby-slaughter socialist party.  That means we vote Republican, from Trump on down.  Don't give me any blather about "sitting out the election" or voting "third party" for if you do, you will be sinning against the virtue of prudence (as well as committing other sins).

Friday, August 28, 2020

A Tale Of Two Sisters

During the Republican National Convention this past week, we heard an outstanding address from Sr Deirdre Byrne.  Please listen to this outspoken pro-life sister in full habit speak of fidelity to God and to Chrisitan morality.  True, she did refer to Our Lady as an "unwed mother".  However, when was the last time someone held up a Rosary and proclaimed it as "our weapon"?

In contrast, dissident nun Sr Simone Campbell "prayed" at the Democratic National Convention.  I put "prayed" in quotes for I'm not quite sure to whom or what she prayed.  She's on record as saying that the banning of abortion is "not good policy".  She also said that the abortion matter is "above her pay grade".  Above her pay grade!  When did we hear that before, regarding abortion?  Oh, yes!  From the Messiah Most Miserable himself.  Remember this?  She doesn't like wearing habits.  Come to think of it, that might be a good thing; at least she won't disgrace it when she makes it apparent that baby-slaughter is just okee-dokee with her.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The Disastrous Ripple Effects Of Tinkering With Sacramental Rubrics

 Many of us heard of the story of Father Matthew Hood of the Archdiocese of Detroit.  He had recently been sent a video of his infant baptism by his father.  He watched that, then read a document from the Vatican that clarified what constituted the correct language for the Sacrament of Baptism.  Recalling his viewing of the video of his baptism, he realized that invalid language was used during his baptism, effectively nullifying the baptism.  The deacon used the language "we baptize" instead of the correct "I baptize".

Realizing that his invalid baptism also nullified his subsequent sacraments, including his ordination, he contacted his archdiocesan superiors about the matter.  Very soon, he received all the sacraments correctly and he was a properly ordained priest.  Father Hood and the archdiocese are now attempting to contact all those who believed they received sacraments from him, and from the deacon who committed the invalid baptism against Hood approximately thirty years ago.  The alacrity and sense of purpose evinced by both Father Hood and the Archdiocese of Detroit in their efforts to correct that thirty-year old blunder.

My concern is not at all with them but with some Catholics who are commenting about the accounts of this situation.  They display a lack of the most basic knowledge of their Faith, and an even more deplorable carelessness about the same.  Most of those comments are along the lines of "well, God gives the grace anyway because everyone meant well".  There is reason to doubt the validity of the assumption of meaning well, but for the sake of argument, let's just assume that's true, for the moment.  At one time every Catholic knew that in order for a sacrament to be valid, three things must be present: form, matter, and intent.  It seems like most understand the necessity of intent, but that's not all that is necessary.  The other two are just as important, for the grace from sacraments is an objective reality.  Form includes such things as words used, actions performed.  When Father Hood was baptized, the deacon used language not prescribed by the Church.  Form was deficient in that case, so Baby Matthew Wood remained unbaptized.

When it came time for the other sacraments that Catholics usually receive as they are growing, i.e., Confession, Communion, Confirmation, they too were invalid for Father Hood because valid matter was lacking - a baptized Catholic.  Similarly, his ordination was also invalid.  Not being a validly ordained priest, he could not confer sacraments as again matter lacked - a validly ordained priest.  Who knows how many hundreds of confessions and marriages were invalid?  Of course, none of those recipients were guilty of any sacrilege (including those who may have received communion after attempting to confess mortal sins to then-Mr Hood) for they acted in good faith.  But no sacramental graces were conferred.

Another common excuse for pooh-poohing the need for proper form is that "God is not bound by man-made rules".  The obvious fallacy here is that the "rules" are not "man-made".  They were originated by Our Lord Himself through His Church to convey spiritual realities.  When a priest or deacon says the words "I baptize you", he is acting as an "alter Christus" who would have spoken in the singular.  Whether or not God is "bound" is not the issue.  We, His Church, are, and we must obey that.

So the deviancy of one deacon, through one invalid baptism, had a detrimental effect on the spiritual lives of hundreds of people.  It is reasonable to assume that he botched other baptisms, creating similar ripple effects.  I pray that the efforts of the Archdiocese of Detroit and of Father Hood to find these people are successful.  If nothing else, this should show the dangers that one rogue deacon can cause, and the need for more traditional Catholic education.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Our Lord Jesus Christ - A Teeny-Bopper?

 Recall this blasphemy from the current pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes.  It seems that is not his only episode at belittling the Person of Jesus Christ who is God Incarnate.

At the 7:30 am Mass on Sunday July 26, Father Walsh remarked during his homily as he commented on the Gospel, that up to that point recorded in the Gospel, Jesus had been talking "like a teen-aged girl".

Whatever else he may have said in that homily, be it good or bad, is irrelevant.  He dared to speak irreverently of Our Lord, in whose name Father was ostensibly ordained.  By the way, his quip also betrays a rather condescending opinion of teen-aged girls, if he's using their demographic grouping as a tool for mockery.

Again, I'd suggest that parishioners contact him with concerns.  You may wish to consider redirecting your contributions elsewhere.  One of the Six Precepts of the Church is to "support the work of the Church".  Since when is it the "work of the Church" to make Our Lord the butt of tasteless, irreverent jokes?

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

We Must All Be Prepared To Do This

This recently happened in County Mayo, Ireland.  My people are from there, so maybe they are distant relatives.  I'd be pround to claim them as such.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Pope Francis Flunked Biology 101

 Today the pope broadcast his accolades for a nun in Argentina for opening a home for "trans-women".  I put that in quotes for "trans-women" are really males who dress like women and insist that those surrounding them humor them in their charade.  Many of them have even had their male organs removed and take female hormone pills in a deliberate attempt to mutilate their masculine natures.  We don't need to guess at their motives to understand that their actions are inherently sinful.

The nun, Sister Monica Astorga Cremona, had a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for the apartments in which these males and their partners will live.  That's right.  She is directly facilitating homosexual perversion.  Far from being a laudible action, this constitutes formal and material cooperation with mortal sin - which is its own mortal sin.

In his praise of Sister's endeavor, the pope himself cooperated with that sin by referring to these males as "the girls".  The Vicar of Christ confirmed both the males (I won't call them "men" for real men don't carry on like that) and Sister in their mortal sins while at the same time denying simple biological facts.

We have yet another reason to pray our Rosaries daily.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Another Reasone Why the Underhanded Syndicate of Corrupt Communist Bishops Must Be Defunded

A few days ago, Donna Toliver Grimes, an official at the United States Conferenc of Catholic bishops, waxed lyrical about the selection of Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominee for Vice President.  She thinks that Harris will benefit marginalized people.  Obviously Grimes is not thinking of the millions of babies slaughtered via abortion, that Harris loudly applauds.  Some good people are stating that Grimes should be fired for these remarks.   Be that ever so true, Grimes simply demonstrated that she fits right in with the progressives who skulk about the halls of the USCCB.

Let's take a look at Ms. Grimes history, shall we?  Open Secrets details her donations in 2008 to Obama's presidential campaign.  Eight years ago, she gave an interview to a Pax Christi publication, wherein she mentioned that she herself was on Pax Christi's national council, and in that capacity worked with Just Faith.  I have written about Pax Christi and Just Faith many times in the past.  Protestations of being "pro-life" aside, she has allied herself with progressive, anti-life forces for many years.  One might wonder how these facts escaped the scrutiny of the USCCB as they allowed her to take a position of influence.  I believe the USCCB is well aware of her proclivities, and far from finding them at odds with their standards, they believe her to be well-suited to their own mindsets and goals.  The powers-that-be in the USCCB embrace her dissidence because they themselves are dissidents.

If you are still contributing to your parishes, please make sure you are doing so in a way that no portion of your donations goes to the diocese.  Just as parishes are assessed by the dioceses, so too are the dioceses assessed by the USCCB.  They deserve not one red cent of your money.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Attention Gloria Purvis Et Al - What Do You Have To Say NOW???

When the whole George Floyd situation happened, I looked askance upon the knee-jerk reaction of so many who claimed that racism was a motivation behind the officers' actions against Floyd.  I've no doubt that their actions contributed significantly towards his death and that criminal actions should be pursued against them. However, even if it is deemed to be murder, we all know that murder can be motivated by many things other than racism.

But no, too many had to jump on the politically correct bandwagon as the Pied Pipers known as Black Lives Matter piped their tunes, leading the sheeple to follow blindly like the Piper's rats, as they rioted in the streets, committing murder and mayhem.  One wag on Facebook quipped that "BLM" stands for "Burn, Loot, Murder".  That might as well be the case.

Last month a panel discussion was held, called "Racism Is A Life Issue".  I think I did a reasonably good job at debunking some of the manure that oozed forth from that gabfest.   Since then, two events have happened that further illustrate the utter brainlessness of the politically correct "chicken littles" that are either mindlessly - or perhaps deliberately - stoking the riots and unrest.

I don't know why this took so long, but bodycam footage from one of the officers was released that shows the entire encounter with Floyd.  Floyd's behavior was consistent with the reports that he had high levels of drugs in his system at the time.  He was resisting arrest all the way, despite attempts by the officers to accomodate his alleged "claustrophobia" by opening the cruiser windows.  While the officers are by no means completely exonorated, I believe the video shows the racism canard to be an utter fabrication.  I will post the video later.

Now onto the second event.  Last Sunday in North Carolina, five-year-old Cannon Hinnant was playing in his family's front yard when 25-year-old Darius Sessoms walked up to him and shot him in the head execution-style.  There had been no previous interaction, the shooting was entirely unprovoked.  The little boy died.  He was white and his murderer is black. 

We don't hear a peep among what is laughingly called the mainstream media about this senseless murder.  Let's be honest.  Had their races been reversed, we would be hearing nonstop about this and more riots would be tearing through the country.  And of course, the USCCB and their allies would be issuing statements right and left.  So far they've said nothing.

Floyd had several televised funerals (with no "social distancing", mind you) and protest marches, with riotings, etc.  Ms. Purvis, you even joined a panel discussion that (let's be honest!) was occasioned by Floyd's death.  Will there be another for Cannon?  After all, his life mattered too - right?

Now will we stop following after the BLM sirens?

Friday, August 14, 2020

As The Elections Draw Near, Never-Trump Trads Need A Verbal Spanking

As I write this, the Democrats have announced that Kamala Harris will be Joe Biden's running mate.  I would expect that Plugs himself was rather shocked at the news, but I don't want to explore that tangent just yet.  Suffice it to say that if (God forbid!) the Dems manage to cheat their way to victory, the most pro-abortion duo will ascend to power.  Given Biden's obvious mental issues, Harris will be less than a heartbeat from the presidency.

Yet even in the face of this looming disaster, there are still some who call themselves "traditional Catholics" who are announcing, perhaps virtue-signaling would be the more appropriate verb, that they will write in some obscure person or not vote at all in November 2020.  They have more disparaging things to say about Trump (who actually has made some solid pro-life accomplishments) than they do for the Dems, who are unabashedly pro-abortion.  I can only characterize their attitudes towards Trump to be so overly persnickety and finicky as to border on effeminacy.  They are more concerned about satisfying the unreasonable demands of their emotions (what they call conscience) as opposed to an actual rigorous examination of the matter in the light of Tradition.  I've taken a stab at so doing.  Rather than reinvent the wheel, I'll link to two such posts of mine, here and here.  The comments in those posts illustrate some salient points as well.

Father Pavone of Priests for Life published a list of Trump's pro-life accomplishments - not promises but accomplishments.  In contrast, Biden, while Obama's vice president, assisted him in all his pro-abortion endeavors.  For her part, Harris is equally pro-abortion and has made no secret of her anti-Catholic prejudices.

Ladies and gentlemen, if you have some "never-Trump" people in your circles, please speak directly with them.  On this upcoming election depends western civilization, millions of lives and yes, souls.  

Friday, August 7, 2020

Vatican Academy - "Forget God! We Want Our Audience!"

That is exactly what the Vatican said when they were caught several weeks ago wasting a bunch of paper and ink on that verbose plop that blamed the covid virus on us not paying attention to that other piece of nonsense called Laudato Si.

They deliberately disregarded God in order to promulgate their earth-worship tripe.  It's more important to them that they have the "widest possible audience" to push their globalist new-world order tripe.  All that neopalagian, triumphalist talk of Jesus, sin, eternal salvation, etc might alienate the ungodly from the really important stuff, you see!  Not only might the promulgation of the One True Faith offend the sensibilities of atheists, but that message flies in the face of the lies of the "new world order" that these progressives want to promulgate.

Doesn't that put the Lourdes debacle (see previous post) in a whole new light?

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Blasphemous Pictures On Doors Of Our Lady Of Lourdes In Bethesda - With An Important Correction

This past Saturday I attended Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes in Bethesda and saw this picture on several of the entrances.

It is not my purpose in this post to discuss the inherent merits or demerits of masks (for another post).  In fact, I will uphold the private property rights of owners and/or custodians to determine what attire must be worn to gain admittance to the premises.  Indeed, it would be a delightful thing if pastors insisted upon a modicum of decency in attire - for both men and women - as people approach Our Lord.

The issue is this.  Jesus, as a Person, is Divine.  He always has been.  He has two natures, but is Divine.  It is blasphemy to depict Him as one who can get sick and/or spread disease, and that is precisely what this picture is doing.  It is not cute, it is not humorous, it is not harmless.  Fifty years ago, no sane person would dare have been so flippant with His image.  The same thing holds with pictures of Our Lady.  We are seeing her similarly mocked.  Recall that she was conceived without original sin and its effects.  Pictures of her masked fly in the face of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.

I do not mean to impugn the motives of the parish staff.  I've been told they simply wanted to introduce "lightness" in the face of the pandemic situation.  Be the motives ever so benign, they don't mitigate the damage done by the blasphemy.  What heresy does this communicate to children and to those poorly catechized?

From what I'm hearing, Lourdes is not the only parish so blighted.  These pictures, and pictures of a masked Blessed Mother, are being found in several parishes.  Truth be told, I don't see that much difference between these masked pictures and some of the vandalism that is running rampant.  The motives might be different, but the outcomes are still the same.- defaced and mutilated images of Our Lord and Our Lady.

CORRECTION - There is at least one other crucial difference between the vandalism and this blasphemy.  Many of the vandals profess no religion at all.  I think we can safely assume that none of them are ordained priests.  The blasphemy at Lourdes is being committed by an ordained priest of the Roman Catholic Church.  As such, he is an "alter Christus".  More's the disgrace - and possibly sacrilege against the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

Here is contact information for Our Lady of Lourdes.  Please email Father Walsh, being both respectful and direct.  Tell him that there are other ways to properly communicate the masking policies of the parish without joining Antifa and Black Lives Matter in disrespecting Our Lord.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Alinsky, Covid, And The Riots

That was the topic of last Friday's webcast from Lepanto Institute.  Due to technical difficulties, the presentation appeared in two videos.  They are worth an audience nontheless.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Badmouthing Pro-Life Activists In The Name Of Racial Equality

A panel discussion was held this past Tuesday, entitled "Racism Is A Life Issue".  I'm not clear where it was held and it may very well have been a virtual panel meeting.  A report of it appeared on both online pages of Catholic News Agency and EWTN, written by Matt Hadro.  In the opening line, we see the leftward tilt of this discussion.  To wit: "Black pro-life leaders spoke during an event Tuesday about the need for the pro-life movement to become more consistent and less political on the problem of racism in order to advance the cause of life.". 

Too cynical of me, you say?  Well, let's turn that opening line around a bit, shall we?  "racial equality leaders spoke about the need for the civil rights movement to become more consistent and less political on the problem of abortion in order to advance the cause of racial inequality".  When we start seeing statements like that, then I might take such gab-fests seriously.

Anyway, the theme of knocking pro-life activists as knuckle-dragging, bigoted neanderthals was plainly evident in this account.

Let's look at LA State Senator Katrina Jackson.  I cannot comment about the quality of the legislation that she authored, but I will point out that during the 2016 presidential election cycle, she contributed $750 to Hillary Clinton's campaign.  Let's examine some of her precious pearls of wisdom.
  • First one
    • Carnard - "You cannot ask a person to choose birth but not support that person’s life and their opportunity at the American dream" comes courtesy of LA State Senator Katrina Jackson (D)
    • Unpacking..  Let's state the reality via the opposite perspective.  In asking them to choose birth, we are in fact asking them not to slaughter the unborn child.  But let's age the child a bit to age 2, for we know there is no difference between the two other than age and location.  Now let's rephrase the canard: "You cannot ask a person not to slaughter their 2-year old but not support that person's life etc".  Do I really need to explain that one?
  • Second one
    • Canard - Again from Sen Jackson we hear that "pro-life advocates had alienated potential supports by treating life as a party-political issue.
    • Rebuttal - Does the good senator recall which party made access to abortion a plank in their party platform?  Where are her words of rebuke for them?  Oh, that's right!  It's her party!
Then we hear from Gloria Purvis, whom I hold in regard.  Nevertheless, she appears to be adopting the now-discredited "seamless garment" talking points.  I'll go through a few of them.
  • First one
    • "Stop trying to dictate to black people how they should vote, what should be their number one issue, or that somehow you know better than they do about what real racism is. Do not do that."
    • Reply - That is a rebuke that would be better directed towards the murderer of Bernell Trammell, who was murdered in front of his pro-Trump signs.  But the fact is, Church teaching does make the eradication of intrinsic evils the prime determinent of how we will vote, and abortion is chief among those right now.  That is a message for everyone, not just black people.  I hope Ms. Purvis is not trying to imply somehow that black people are exempt from that moral imperative that binds us all.
  • Second one
    • From the article, "In line with the event’s title, Purvis said treating racism as a life issue requires first that pro-lifers not deny it is an issue at all."
    • Reply - Notice the tacit assumption that pro-lifers are en masse denying that racism is an issue.  In fact, it is abortion proponents who pose the biggest threats to minorities, as abortion mills are found more readily in minority neighborhoods than in white areas.  In the DC area, the black population is close to zero-population-growth thanks to abortion.  If the perils of racism are to be combatted, then combat it where it occurs - in abortion mills.
  • Third one
    • "For goodness’ sake, stop saying things like ‘the real racism is abortion’,”
    • Reply - Request denied.  We will continue to say it for indeed that is the unpleasant truth.  Blacks at one time comprised about 15% of the population, but had over 30% of the abortions.  That is a fact that must be faced.  Black babies are being victimized in greater percentages than are white babies.  The adults in those babies' short lives bear the moral responsibility and they will face it, either in this life or the next.
  • Fourth one (very last part of the article)
    • Purvis said the “number one pushback” she receives in her outreach is the belief that pro-lifers “only care about black life in the womb when it comes to politics or election time.”      
    • Ms Purvis has been in pro-life circles for quite some time now.  I trust she recognizes left-wing brainwashing when she sees it, and doesn't let that slander against good people stand.
By the way - many pro-life activists are themselves black.  Yet the implicit and (I hope) unconscious assumption is that they are all white.  A tad racist, perhaps??  Ms Purvis called upon pro-life activists to have more "humility".  These panelists could use a little of that themselves.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A Matter Of Hearts

Last Friday a diocese in Argentina conducted a virtual "Community Spirituality Course".  Right away it sounds like a hoot. Anyway, Pope Francis sent a video message to them.  It was brief, very brief, uncharacteristically brief - and that was probably a good thing.  I quote, "I ask you to let your heart beat, nothing else."

Pardon my french, but what the hell does that mean??  Does it mean that the pope was simply too tapped out of bovine excretement to cough up something more verbose and convoluted?  I guess for that we should be grateful.  But why does any living person have to let their heart beat?  It will beat until the day we meet God in our particular judgments.  It also says absolutely nothing about Our Lord or the Faith, which actually says quite a bit about the derth of worth in that "spirituality course".

On the other hand, Bishop Athanasius Schneider has initiated an "International Crusade of Eucharistic Reparation", to atone for sins against the Blessed Sacrament.  Those kinds of sins have always abounded, but during this covid thing, bishops and priests have actually multiplied those outrages by mandating Holy Communion in the hand, denying the Sacraments to the faithful, etc.  One of his chief aims, and it should be ours', is to make reparation to His Sacred Heart that has been outraged by these sacrileges.  If there's any "heart" that should be at the center of our attention, it would be Jesus' Sacred Heart.  Please read that link for practical actions to participate in this crusade.

But turning our gaze again to Argentina, they are doing the exact opposite.  At least Bishop Eduardo Maria Taussig ordered Catholics in his largely conservative diocese to receive Holy Communion in the hand.  When priests and faculty at his diocesan seminary objected to the orders to commit sacrilege, he closed his own seminary.  The pope approved his actions.  Just what kind of "heart" does the pope think is beating in Argentina?

Again, seriously consider Bishop Schneider's crusade.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Waking Up With A Big Picture Of The Mess In The Church Today

All these videos are relevant to our current situation today.  In the first, our memories are refreshed by some historical perspective.  We of course are seeing the errors of Russia, that is, marxism/communism, being spread not only in secular society (aside - recall that one of the BLM founders admitted to being a trained marxist).  We are seeing it in the Church; such is the underlying mentality of the USCCB (and its state-wide counterparts) as they push progressive agendas and give, at most, lip service to intrinsic evils such as abortion and homsexual perversions.

In this one, Michael Matt opines that Catholics are waking up.  While I have seen signs of that, I pray that it is not "too little too late".

More obvservations about the amoral and ungodly mindset of so many bishops.

I'll end with this.  By now it is no secret that McCarrick was abusing seminarians at his beach house.  Hitherto, I thought he used his beach house to indulge his own perversions.  Some new lawsuits bring to light that McCarrick was actually running a sex ring out of his beach place, allowing buddies to have their ways with young seminarians.  I just wonder what more depraved things we'll learn.  Remember - McCarrick was one a leader, if not the de-facto kingpin, of the US Church.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Vatican Pontificates On Covid

The recently bastardized Pontifical Academy for Life (hereinafter referred to as Paglia's Peons) has released a 4,000-word tome entitled, well, the title is a mouthful in and of itself.  One little tidbit about the title is that part of it is "untimely meditations".  It's untimely, alright.  Here is the link to it as it appears on the Vatican website.

Notice that it is a pdf.  That means word searches can be done on it.  Others such as Church Militant notice that some key words are missing: Jesus, God, church, sacraments.  Other words missing include sin, repent, eternity, heaven.  The word "hell" is used only to describe refugee camps.

This is ostensibly a Catholic document, posted on the Vatican website.  In all those 4000+ words, they couldn't mention Jesus Christ  just once?  For crying out loud - we are His Church!

What words do we find?  Well, there's earth, poverty, solidarity, global, social - words that one might expect to find in a social justice tome.  I'm surprised that words such as accompany and surprise didn't make it in there.

So what is really to blame for Covid, according to Paglia's Peons?  According to this display of verbosity, the causes are myriad:
  • deforestation
  • exagerated demand for meat by first world countries
  • financial greed
The common theme is this, according to Paglia's Peons.  We didn't do sufficient obeisance to Laudato Si, thus we are reaping the consequences.  They certainly won't address the role that China played in this pandemic, be that role deliberate or inadvertent.  Covid originated there; recall that it was originally called the Wuhan virus.  Large Eurpoean infestations first arose in areas heavily populated by Chinese.  But of course it wouldn't be appropriate for Paglia's Peons to mention that inconvenient little truth, seeing how the Vatican is suspected of being on the payroll of the Chicoms, to the tune of billions of dollars.

However, is it possible that Covid was meant by God to get our attention so that we would worship and obey Him as He has taught for centuries?  Instead, the bishops for the most part shamed their sainted predecessors and cowarded behind their shuttered doors, depriving their flocks of salvation-giving Sacraments.

Also today we received word that the US hierarchy is having a snit-fit because the President will not count illegal aliens in the US Census.  I can see where that might put a krinkle in their attempts to get government funding for settling illegals in this country.  But this is what the bishops are atwitter over as they disregard the Faithful who cannot get to Confession or receive Last Rites in hospitals.

Again, we see the USCCB bunch waxing indignant over the President actually acting according to the Constitution, but when it comes to state and local tin-horn tyrants closing their church doors, they are silent.  What's more, many of them positively approve of their flocks being deprived of the avenues for much-needed sanctifying grace.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Let's Not Lose Sight Of McCarrick And The Evils That He Wrought

Amidst all the turmoil regarding the corona virus, draconian governmental shutdowns, the thuggish behaviors of Antifa and "Black Lives Matter", it is easy to lose sight of how McCarrick made a mockery of the Church.  Indeed, we can probably lay at his feet the blame for the Church's wimpy and heretical responses to the above-named plagues.

One big matter that is slipping from the minds of many (and perhaps this is a goal of the progressive prelates) is the report on McCarrick that was supposed to have been released months ago.  It still remains under lock and key - whether that of the Vatican or the USCCB I don't know, but I'm fairly certain they are in cahoots.

I post below two relevant videos, but still have some remarks to make.  Taylor Marshall alludes to the election of Francis to the papacy.  Shortly after he was elected, some anomalies came to light and I posted about them here and here.  In the second link, I posted a video of an address given by then-cardinal McCarrick, in which he alludes to being asked to influence the election for then-Cardinal Bergoglio.  Marshall made mention of that.  In the two posts, I made known my concerns regarding the validity of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI; my concerns remain unaddressed and therefore I must admit his resignation may have been invalid and that he still remains the true pope.

Marshall mentioned the Lifesitenews summary of the study of McCarrick's network of accomplices.  Here is the link to that summary.

The Vortex below, also from a few days ago, looks at the McCarrick situation from other angles, particularly regarding the literal sell-off of the Catholic Church in China.

When I first started blogging, McCarrick was still archbishop of my diocese.  I started writing because I knew he and others posed problems for the Church.  At that time, the Catholic Standard had been ordered to cease publishing "letters to the editor" after he made allowances for pro-aborts to receive Holy Communion sacrilegiously.  However, at that time, I was not aware of the extent of evil perpetrated by that man.  I consider it an act of Divine Mercy that he was laicized.  However, the wheels of evil that he set in motion still continue to churn, and we see some of that in burned cities, ruined livelihood, vandalized churches, governmental tyrants run amok.

In addition to the Rosary that Marshall mentioned, we've got to act.  Getting in front of the USCCB meeting might be a good idea.  We have also got to get behind President Trump this coming November.  He has demonstrated that he is at least friendly to traditional western civilization, unlike the Democrats who are rabidly pro-abortion and anti-God.

Please spread this post and the videos around.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Vocal Catholics Keep Eucharist From Being Treated Like Drive-Thru Hamburgers

Please be advised that the following video is not satire!

That's right!  Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is being treated with all the dignity of a Happy Meal from the McDonald's drive-through. As we watch the people walk to their cars with their arms swinging in a normal gait, we know that Particles of the Host are flying everywhere from the wrappers.  By the way - did you hear any directions regarding the disposal of the wrappers - that probably containg pieces of the Host?  I didn't either.

Note: In the 0:07 mark, notice the drums to Father's right.  In most localities, singing is banned.  Perhaps that is a blessing in disguise for now the ears of the few Catholics who now attend Mass are not being assailed with all manners of ungodly racket.  Also at th 0:09 mark, take note of the lady in the pink sweater (bottom right of the screen) giving us all a demonstration as to why the masks accomplish the exact opposite of their touted purpose.  Just for fun, go to their website and look at all the laudible causes being pursued by their Justice Council. What's that?  Where's any mention of fighting abortion?  Oh, how..how.. rigid of you!  But I digress!

I understand that since this video from Complicit Clergy was released till now, that the uproar resulted in this debacle being canned.  That shows what can happen when we raise our voices and make these careless clergy uncomfortable in their sacrilege. Please advise via comments of any other such nonsense, providing corroborating links so that we can shine light on cockroaches.  Thank you.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Caution! This Post Might Make Liberal Brains Explode!

Yes, the below picture is for real.  In the 1950s, most religious sisters were grounded in the Faith and by extension, in reality.  These sisters actually taught the responsible use of firearms.  They understood that firearms can be useful tools for self defense.

Below that is an episode from a 1950s western called the Rifleman - quite popular in the day.  We see the boy being quite afraid of the rifle after its careless use caused another to die.  He goes through quite the bout of blaming the gun for the other boy's death.  We can immediately see parallels between him and many leftists who blame guns for murders but who are all too willing to set murderers free from prison.  It's not until the boy sees the father using his gun against a murderer (thus saving his life) that he understands the benefits of responsible firearms usage.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Three Acts Of Persecution In The US - What We Must Do

On Saturday July11 2020, we saw three acts of arson against Catholic establishments.  The first happened in Ocala Florida when a man crashed his vehicle into Queen of Peace Catholic Church, then proceeded to light a fire with parishioners inside.  He then led the police on a chase and was apprehended.  This news page identifies the perpetrator as Steven Shields.  He is a white man.  If he had committed that crime against a black church, you may rest assured that riots would be ongoing even now.  However, the mainstream media's attitude is rather blase about it.  We have yet to learn a motive.

Across the country in California, the San Gabriel Mission Church was set ablaze.  It's an historical landmark at least 200 years old.  The roof is destroyed.  Because of the backlash of late against mission churches (alleging racism) the fire is under federal investigation.

That evening, in Dorcester Massachussetts, a statue of the Blessed Mother was set on fire.  Local police are investigating that as arson.

So that's three Catholic institutions in one day.  This has all the smell of a coordinated campaign.  Just last week Catholics were defending a statue of King St Louis IX against antifa and blm marauders.

Protestant establishments have also been targeted.  Recall that the historic St John's Church across from the White House was vandalized.  We hear also of Grace Baptist Church in Troy NY where mobs tried to block people from entering.

Below Taylor Marshall speaks of the first two incidents.  I think at the time he recorded this, the Massachusetts arson had not yet happened.  He talks of what he calls the three stages of persecution and describes these incidents quite well.  The persecution is real and I've no bones saying that those who deny its reality sin by their attempts to deceive themselves and each other with false comfort.  At the end, he suggests eight actions, some of them requiring men to take the lead.  Listen the whole way through and, as he suggested, please make news of these incidents go viral.  Our politically correct mainstream media will downplay them.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Elrich's Snitch-Ambassadors Vindictive Wrath Against Businesses

A few days ago, the Grille at Flower Hill (in Gaithersburg) announced on its facebook page that they would not adhere to the draconian mask regulations.  Predictably, that aroused the ire of the Democrat demagogues that run Montgomery County MD and County Executive Marc Elrich put out this spiel.  It would have done Hitler and Stalin proud.  As I listened, I could almost hear nazi-esque goose step marching with military drums in the background.

At the 1:05 mark, did you catch the part about "business ambassadors"?  Why should I believe these goons are any different than the dictators' minions who would routinely barge into a home or shop, demanding papers and looking for any deviations from the dictates of the overlord in charge?  Elrich states that the "goal" of the "ambassadors" is to "help" businesses comply - and heaven help them if they don't.  Then the tyranical hammer of tyranny will come down heavy and often.  At 1:40 he says "most businesses have chosen to be appreciative".  That's rather telling language, isn't it?  They either appreciate assistance or they don't.  Elrich seems to be inadvertently admitting that most businesses are indeed chafing under his so-called "ambassadors".  But for those who still imagine that they live in a free country, he has this to say.  "Since they would not accept the help of the ambassadors and would not comply with the guidelines, we closed those businesses down."  And a hearty "seig heil!" to you, Mr County Executive!   The Grille was one of the businesses that felt the iron fist of the tyrants.

He then segues into some $14M of public assistance for businesses impacted by Covid.  Just where does he think that money will come from?  Hint!  If you live in Montgomery County, look in the mirror!  Don't have a job?  You'll be taxed anyway!  

Hey, Marc!  I've got a better idea!  Let the businesses open up, with no governmental fetters!  Then they won't need your assistance!  Or do you want them dependent on government?  You progressives are becoming more and more transparent about your goals and mindsets.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Role Of Modernism In Today's Malaise

Last Friday, Michael Hichborn gave an online address regarding the heresy of modernism.  Pope St Pius X and Pope Leo XIII repeatedly warned against that poison.  It has found its way into the thinking of Catholics, many of them well-meaning.  I'd suggest a careful listen, particularly to my friends involved in charismatic circles, as I once was.  The over-emphasis on subjective experience was one trait of that movement that eventually led me to part ways with it.  (In the video, take note starting at 37:15.)  Even so, I didn't realize how insidious it is, until I heard Hichborn's reasonings.

Genesis of modernism is materialism.  For the modernist/materialist, science takes precedence over Church Teaching.  If there is a conflict (real or perceived) between science and Church teaching, then they will attempt to alter Church teaching to conform with their take on scientific pronouncements.  What is perceived by the senses informs their adherence to Teachings.

With their focus on the "here and now" (because eternity is beyond the realm of science), we understand the basis of the erroneous focus of most of the "social justice" activists in the Church on their various issues, while denying the right to life of the unborn and the serious nature of sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments.

Hichborn recommends (and held up) a book called "A Catechism of Modernism".  The author is Father J.B. Lemius.  It is available on Amazon.  The encyclical of Pope St Pius X can be found here.

Please watch all the way through.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Archbishop Lori Panders To BLM Thug Fans

First, thank you to the commenter in my previous post for alerting me to this disgusting situation.  How did Lori accomplish this latest debacle?  By retaining a BLM supporter in an official capacity.

LifeSiteNews has quite an expose of Howard Ross's activities and affiliations that show him to be quite antithetical to the Catholic faith.  He founded a "consulting" company called Udarta (cited in Archbishop Lori's announcement linked below).  Both Ross and Udarta are headquartered in Silver Spring, MD (a cesspool of new-age progressivism).  What I think the LifeSiteNews piece may have overlooked is Ross's New Age connections.  For instance, both he and his wife were speakers at an event (probably online) called the "Truth and Reconciliation Weekend".  It occurred the weekend of July 4-5, just wrapping up as I type this.  Looking down the list, one gets the impression that Ross is one of the few non-Indian people speaking.  The list of talks is rife with Buddhism.  We also see nonsense about "the 13th fairy" and "chakras" and "the goddess within me".  You get the drift.

Here is the official announcement of this appointment from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  Earlier, when I came across these deplorable announcements, I wondered how the Church could retain such individuals in spite of their chequered pasts.  Now I realize that the corrupt Church hierarchy retains these individuals because of their scandalous histories.

To my readers within the Archdiocese of Baltimore, you have yet another reason why you should not drop one penney towards archdiocesan collections.  Moreover, please try to discover if and how you can shield any parochial donations from archdiocesan assessments.

Friday, July 3, 2020

A Courageous Priest And His Craven Bishop

Father Theodore Rothrock of St Elizabeth Seton Church in the Diocese of Lafayette (IN) correctly identified Black Lives Matters rioters as "thieves, bandits, maggots, parasites".  The poor little snowflakes got their noses put out of joint.  Bishop Timothy Doherty ordered Father to "clarify" his remarks and apologize.  He apologized, but in light of BLM's own website, his original remarks were already accurate and crystal-clear.

However, that wasn't enough for a leftist front bunch called Carmel Against Racial Injustice.  They wanted Rothrock to be suspended.  Doherty, like a good little minion, obeyed them and suspended Father Rothrock.  Would Father have been suspended if he had spoken of the Ku Klux Klan or some neo-nazi group?  Somehow I think not.

Meanwhile, in New York City, Father Rick Walsh in St Paul the Apostle offered his own (?) "homily".  He declared that "Jesus is lesbian, queer, transgender" etc.  To my knowledge, Walsh has faced no official sanction of any sort from Cardinal Dolan.

By the way, scroll down until you get to OSP's statement on the death penalty.  Therein lies the perfect illustration of the leftists' whole purpose in trying to change Church teaching on the death penalty.  They know that if they can insinuate into the thinking of Catholics that if one facet of Church teaching can be altered, why not other facets, particularly those dealing with sexual morality?  The truth is either all of God's teachings are immutable, or none of them are.  God's teachings are immutable because He Himself is immutable.  His thoughts do not change.  They have always been perfect, in no need of so-called "evolution".  The death penalty is admissable in some cases of criminal conduct.  Under no circumstances is homosexual conduct allowed.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Pope Francis, Assisted By Ex-Cardinal McCarrick, Literally Sold the Chinese Catholic Church To Destruction

Several years ago it was quite apparent that the Vatican, with direction of Pope Francis and deal-brokering by former Cardinal McCarrick, abdicated its responsibility to select bishops who would truly look after Chinese Catholics.  At the time, it wasn't clear just what the Vatican hoped to gain by selling the Chinese Catholics down the river.  In retrospect, we, at least I, failed to consider the most logical and obvious motive of them all - money to the tune of $2billion per year.  I post now a report from Church Militant giving more details.

A few days ago President Trump signed into law the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, designed to combat human rights violations in Red China.  Consider that Pope Francis and Theodore McCarrick paved the way for the multiplication of human rights abuses for the price of $2 billion.  Small wonder why God has sent judgment upon us.  Pray and intercede for God's mercy - and cut off contributions to the dioceses and the USCCB.

Archbishop Gregory's Freudian Slip, Tobin Allowing LGTB Mass

LifeSiteNews alerts us that when Archbishop Gregory tried to link the pro-life movement with the BLM version of "racial justice", that he uttered a major blooper. He opined that a person's human dignity begins at birth.  To his dubious credit, he at least allows that, as opposed to VA governor Northam, who favors allowing born babies to die if they survive abortion attempts.  However, from bishops, we'd expect that they would acknowledge that our personhood and dignity starts the moment that our father's sprem fertilized our mother's ovum.

Archbishop Gregory's like-minded colleague, Cardinal Joseph "nighty-night-baby" Tobin again allowed Our Lady of Grace Church in Hoboken NJ to conduct a sacrilegious "LGTB pride mass".  I have blogged quite a bit on Tobin's aiding and abetting the gay-perverted lifestyle, along with his own keeping of a gay male "actor" in his rectory.

Like pesky flies these scandals just don't stop bombarding us.  I and others reiterate these to keep in mind that these events are not how the Church is to be led.  They are serious aberations, not to be accepted but to be denounced and protested.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Cathoic Charities CEO Botches Incarnation, Supports BLM

(HT - One Mad Mom)

Here we have the CEO of Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington outright saying that because he is a white person, he is a racist, and then links his alleged "racism" with the fact that he is white.  Well, the automatic linkage of "racism" to Caucasian heritage is itself racist, so I will concede his own self-diagnosis.  Then comes the theological pronouncement at the 2:30 mark, when he says "our Catholic faith tradition was built on the premise that a baby born in a manger in the middle east was a white baby".  And to think that for over two thousand years, the Apostles, evangelists, Doctors of the Church, saints, etc got it all wrong, thinking that Jesus was God incarnate, without that toxic whiteness dawning on them even for an instant!  Silly bumpkins, we are!  How did western civilization ever survive without the sage wisdom of Rob McCann?

Then his states that "Catholic Charites supports Black Lives Matter" at the 5:00 mark.  Please check out the video linked in the previous post, where a BLM founder acknowledges the Marxist underpinnings of the BLM.  For that matter, check out BLM's own webpage.

I would think that not only Catholic Charities is supporting a Marxist, violence-spewing organization that is Black Lives Matter, but so is the rest of the vipers' den that is the USCCB.  Watch the video below.

A note to Catholic Charities trolls: any thoughts you have towards taking down this embarrassment of a video are understandable, albeit dishonest.  Don't bother, we've archived it, and any removal will only incriminate you further as conniving fools.

Some Interesting Interviews

A few days ago, Raymond Arroyo interviewed President Trump on the White House porch, touching on a number of topics.  Salient points are discussed.  One objection that I have to his to-date lack of intervention in the rioting and mayhem is that he did say he would invoke the Insurrection Act.  Why has he not done so?  I for one hold bluffing to be unacceptable; one must be true to their word at all costs.

Also interviewed was Patresse Cullers, one of the founders of Black Lives Matter.  The embedded video catches her in clearly stating that she and her comrades are marxist-trained.

So now we have solid basis to hold that the CHAZ-CHOP-whatever takeover of Seattle is a Marxist insurrection, done with the permission, if not cooperation, of the leftwing government of both Seattle and the State of Washington.  There is violence in that compound.  Now that one victim has died because the BLM and Antifa brats wouldn't let ambulances get to him, the mayor is talking of ending their little orgy.  We'll see if she follows through or if she was simply trying to put on a tough face.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Progressive Bishops Continue To Mow Down Faithful Priests And Laity

Many of the nation's bishops have adopted two golden calves as objects of worship.  These two are: 1) the normalization and even exaltation of every manner of sexual perversion and 2) all attempts by Antifa, Black Lives Matter, etc to erase every vestige of western culture and, by extension, Christianity.  Many years ago when my eyes were just opening up to the evils plaguing society, I thought the bishops were just being timid when they did not lead the charge against these evils.  Now I realize, to my sadness, that they are in fact actively defending and even promoting these evils, often with swift ruthlessness.

I certainly saw it in my own parish during Lent of 2012, when Father Marcel Guarnizo was swiftly ejected from the Archdiocese of Washington for refusing Holy Communion to a flaming lesbian.  Cardinal Wuerl and then-Auxiliary Bishop Knestout didn't even put on the pretense of an investigation.  The summarily expelled him.  In light of more recent revelations concering both Cardinal Wuerl and then-Cardinal McCarrick, who still resided in the ADW at the time, I wonder if they were trying to prevent an expose of their own antics.

Errant prelates still continue to punish the priests in their charge who are actually acting like priests.

Father Daniel Maloney was chaplain at Massachusetts Institute of Technology when he openly questioned the wisdom of making a de facto martyr out of George Floyd, and if racism really was a factor in his murder.  I too have been raising that question.  The video leaves little room for doubt that Floyd was murdered.  However, not all murders are motivated by racism.  Was his?  Maybe, maybe not.  The prudent, rational course of action would be to await a professional, thorough investigation into the incident before pronouncing judgment, one way or the other.  For daring to question what is obviously the politically correct stance on the matter, Cardinal Sean O'Malley committed a sin of rash judgment against Father Maloney in rebuking him and "asking" - ordering - his resignation.  One Mad Mom posted the entirety of the "offending" email in her piece.  Read it.  Where, oh where, is the offense in that?  The comments section of her piece is also worth a read.

Let's shift attention to Texas and to Father Clay Hunt, who serves as chaplain for the prison ministry of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.  He is being punished for reaffirming the church's teachings on homosexuality.  Bexar County officials issued a proclamation recognizing June 29, 2019 as "Pride is Bigger Than Texas Day".  Father Hunt publicly called them out for contradicting God's commands.  Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller has removed Father's faculties to offer public Mass.  Father Hun't sister is trying to raise funds via gofundme for a canonical lawyer to defend him.

Now let's go to Lexington, Kentucky where Bishop John Stowe is celebrating "gay pride month" and actually apologized for the Church's obedience to Jesus Christ regarding the intrinsic evil of homosexuality.  Yes, he really said that and the video is embedded in the LifeSiteNews piece.  This is clearly a blind shepherd leading blind sinners to hell.  Giving comfort to mortal sinners as they commit mortal sin is itself seriously sinful.  We saw the same thing with Archbishop Gregory when he went on record praising the dissident group Fortunate Families.

By the way - if the name "Stowe" and "Kentucky" rings a bell, it's for good reason.  He is one of the Kentucky bishops who attacked the Covington boys after they were accosted by the activist.   He's also affiliated with the Association of US Catholic Priests, an organized cabal of dissident clergy.

Stowe is affiliated with a bunch called "Association of US Catholic Priests", AUSCP for short.  As you can see from their web page, those initials might as well stand for "American Union of Socialist Catholic Priests".  Look at their pet causes: racism, climate change, death penalty, women priests,etc.  Odd!  I see nothing regarding the death penalty for unborn infants!  By the way, watch that video featuring Fr McAleenan.  Yes, he is a priest despite manner of dress.  Frankly, I think it's just as well that these progressives don't wear clerics for they certainly don't talk as real priests.  He admits that the younger priests aren't enthralled with the "social gospel", owing to the influence of Pope Francis' two most recent predecessors.  But according to McAleenan, Jesus' mission was all about "healing" and "being registered to vote", yada-yada, nothing about redemption from sin, eternal salvation, sacraments, etc.  Of course they are trash-talking Archbishop Vigano.

Church Militant highlighted one good bishop this week, Bishop Daniel Thomas of Toledo.  He formalized the excommunication of Beverly Bingle, who went through a mock ordination and is now pretending to offer bogus "sacraments".  She is being coddled by AUSCP.  AUSCP is headquartered in Thomas' diocese.  He is warning his priests and the Catholics in his diocese to stay away from AUSCP.

I know there are some who think the nation's bishops were simply playing the cowards in the face of governmental orders to cut off their congregations from sacramental graces.  Truth be told, I think those orders fit in quite nicely with their attempts to remake the Church into an arm of the New World Order.