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, 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.