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.