Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Gays' Intention To Destroy The Church And Civilization

Toronto Catholic Witness posted this video; here is their analysis of it.  Bear in mind that this was recorded in 1991, over 26 years ago.  Father O'Connor is not to be confused with Cardinal John O'Connor (to whom he refers), but they are very much on the same page.  At the 58-minute mark, notice that this gay liberation thing was in the works from at least 1924 and that Chicago was the first major metropolitan area to remove laws against sodomy from its books; many nefarious movements arose in Chicago.  I wouldn't be a bit surprised to hear of some relationship between this gay liberation and the Alinskyian community-organizing racket, which also had Chicago origins.

Father made mention of gay adoption.  LifeSiteNews has troubling news of developments that are even more insidious; the demonization of devout parents, to the point of perhaps declaring them unfit to raise their own biological children.  Will we finally start to rise up and say "enough is enough"?

Framing Progressivism In Highfalutin Language

First, you may have noticed that posts have been rather infrequent lately.  I'm dealing with some family matters that simply take priority right now.  Your prayers are appreciated - thank you.

This past Friday, the pope addressed the Italian Theological Association.  He opined to them that "the world needs a theology capable of helping Christians to proclaim the salvific face of the Merciful God".   Then he invited them to a creative fidelity since this association was founded "in the spirit of service and communion indicated by the Second Vatican Council".

So the theology that has served the Church for nearly two thousand years is no longer useful in proclaiming Christ?  Ridiculous.  Theology is the study of God and matters pertaining to Him, is it not?  Because God Himself is immutable, the truths that the Fathers, Doctors, pontiffs and other teachers of the Faith taught throughout the centuries are likewise immutable.  Any theology holding itself out as different by dint of being "newly capable" should immediately be jettisoned as the spiritual poison that it is.

Going down the article to see what the pope considers new challenges, we get a more clear view of the problem.  Here they are: migration, social inequality, climate change.  There is no mention whatsoever of the real problems that threaten the eternal salvation of Catholics, such as: dramatic fall-off in Mass attendance, sacraments being abandoned, Catholics violating purity as they support and embrace all manners of perversion, Catholics facilitating the murders of unborn and elderly.

In short, this "new theology" about which the pope yammers is nothing more than 1960s seamless-garment social-gospel crap.

Also released a few days ago is a "racial examination of conscience", demonstrating yet again why the USCCB doesn't deserve one penny from any Catholic.  Their "questions" demonstrate their attempts to define the terms of conversation and to stifle any debate about their dubious dogmas.  I won't pick through the whole thing, or I'd be typing the entire day.  Rather, I'll direct you to the fifth bullet point. "Have I ever said the following phrases like she's cute for a black girl?".  Nowhere in that question (or anywhere else in this piece) any chiding of someone looking down on a white person.  In this USCCB piece, we see the clear implication that only white people can be racist and that racism is not a fault found in people of color.   That is to day that this USCCB post is itself a racist screed.

I realize that I've posted similar warnings many times in the past.  However, I do so precisely because the progressives within the church are continuously thrusting into our eyes and ears their pernicious lies.  Adolf Hitler once said that if you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.  He was correct.  That is why when these lies are thrust into the public square time after time, we must refute them time after time.

I'll close this piece with a link to one of my blogging colleagues.  He/she believes they have seen some hopeful signs that Tradition is returning, or at least is not being treated as a pariah anymore.  Go to item 27, near the bottom of the post.  This hopeful sign is also a challenge to all of us.  What price are we willing to pay to combat blasphemy and sacrilege?

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Heresy Takes No Holiday

That means neither can we.  In wars in the material world, there can be things like Christmas truces, but not in spiritual warfare.  Satan doesn't honor truces and it is naive to think that we can presume upon one.  I regret that I have some "cases in point".

The first one involves the ubiquitous and heretical "Mary Did You Know".  A friend of mine via facebook was subjected to that at Mass this morning of Christmas Eve.  It happened at the 10am Mass at St. Matthew's in Wausau, Wisconsin.  I looked at the parish website and it certainly appears to be a solid parish.  Why not drop Father a line to advise him of the problems with that song?  Chances are he did not know of the music line-up in advance.

The second error of which I learned today is quite a bit more inexcusable.  It appears on a site called Aleteia; once that site was fairly reliable as a source of Catholic information but lately they have tarnished their own credibility as you'll see in this article.  Loosely based on the Fifth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary, it is called "Jesus The Tween In The Temple".  It is both banal and blasphemous.  Yes I said blasphemous.  What else does one make of this statement: "But then the boy adds a coy guilt-inducing condescending jab to the spiritual solar plexus. 'Didn’t you know I must be in my Father’s house?'"  Our Lord would engage in coy behavior to His own parents?  Mr. Saltzman really should hightail it to a confessional.

We were also insulted with this.  Now Save The Storks is a pro-life organization; they do great work.  They may well be Protestant.  However we cannot remain silent in the face of a direct slap at our Blessed Mother and her Immaculate Conception.  Fortunately many Catholics are speaking out.

Fellow Catholics, please have a blessed Christmas.  And stay vigilant.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Plenary Indulgence For Attending 2018 March For Life

Cardinal Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington and Bishop Burbidge of the neighboring Diocese of Arlington announced today that Catholics who attend the March for Life in Washington DC next month will be able to gain a plenary indulgence for doing so, providing all other requisite conditions are met.

I've often thought that it would be appropriate to attach indulgences to various pro-life outreaches.  Many of these involve multiple works of mercy, both spiritual and corporal, and are undertaken with varying degrees of hardships to the participants.  I commend both Cardinal Wuerl and Bishop Burbidge for taking this step.  I pray it continues.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

USCCB To Spearhead Meeting Of Katholyc Social Justice Warriors

In February 2018, the USCCB will be hosting the "2018 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering".  What will they be discussing?  How about the wanton slaughter of thousands of babies everyday via abortion?  That's going on 2 million babies in the US alone that have been murdered since 1973.  But no, that's not going to be mentioned at this "gathering".  How about the encroaching of gay sexual perversions in our culture as these people maul and mutilate anyone who dares to live by their Christian principles?  That too doesn't rate a blip on this "gathering's" radar.

So if they aren't taking of matters that are intrinsic evils and that threaten the very moral fabric of our Church and civilization, how do they plan to waste three days?  Why by talking up three of the favorite progressive fronts causes: racism, immigration, environment.

Go to the bottom of that and see who some of the speakers are.  Sister Patricia Chappell was at one time the Executive Director of the dissident Pax Christi USA.  Kim Daniels fancies herself to be an "apostle".   Here are some of the participating organizations.  Of course we'd expect CRS and CCHD to be involved.  We also see the Catholic Climate Covenant.  Look at what is included among the workshops: "Best Practices in Responding to Racial Unrest"?  Well, along that vein, I'm happy to remind one and all that the Messiah Most Miserable is gone from the White House and his anointed "heir" was roundly defeated; that should keep some pot-stirring at bay.  So there must be other workshops not listed.  In light of my previous post, I wonder if one of them might be "How SJWs can wisely use bribery"?  That would be taught by CCHD personnel.

I refer you now to an article entitled "Dissenting Catholic Charities: Organizing For The Left".  It perfectly describes these SJW-faux-katholyc groups.  This so-called "Social Ministry Gathering" is a "case-in-point" example of the efforts of which Mr. Warner wrote.  I may have more on this gathering later, especially since it's happening in Washington DC.

CCHD And CRS Never Fail To Fail

The Lepanto Institute and other Catholic investigators have been shining the light on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development for years.  Since its inception the CCHD has been bilking donations from unsuspecting Catholics and diverting those funds to organizations that are pro-abortion, pro-sodomite, anti-God, anti-morality.  Just put "CCHD" into the search box at the top left of this blog for an entire litany of their misbehaviors.

But it turns out that such anti-life funding isn't all that the CCHD has done with donation dollars.  Some readers might be inclined to wonder, "What?  You mean they actually do some scintilla of good with our donations?"  Oh, don't be silly!  It turns out that some of their funds are earmarked for bribery.

That's what Lepanto Institute revealed last week.  The CCHD offered them hush money; that is, if Lepanto scuttled its reporting on CCHD, why, CCHD just might give Lepanto a "grant"!  How special!

Hichborn turned them down.  But doesn't it make you wonder how many other bribe recipients didn't turn down some easy cash?  How many bishops or other grant recipients looked the other way as their palms were greased?  While we don't know the answer to that yet, we can be fairly certain that the number isn't zero.

Speaking of Lepanto and USCCB-controlled cash spigots, let's look at what they revealed about Catholic Relief Services and their attempt to mangle the season of Advent to make it a tool in shilling for illegal immigration.  Not only do they make a travesty of Advent, but they publicly wallow in their gross ignorance of Scripture and the Infancy Narratives.  You'll notice in that box that O'Keefe makes the ludicrous claim that the Holy Family "fled" to Bethlehem.  No, they were compelled to go there to be counted for census and taxing purposes; the Gospel of Luke states that quite explicitly.  But it sounds so "pastoral" to create this dishonest linkage with illegal immigration.  Now think about it; if the only way they can justify their enabling of those who violate our laws is to lie about the Scriptures, doesn't that indicate that they have no moral/intellectual basis for their positions?

These are just two more reasons why the CRS, CCHD and anything affiliated with the USCCB should not receive one penny from faithful Catholics.  More reasons will make themselves apparent in the next several months, I'm sure.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Remnant On Vatican Nativity-Porn Display And Other Matters

What is the "nativity-porn" from the Vatican?  Simply put, it is this.  The Vatican decided to adulterate it with one of the "corporal works of mercy".  Obviously it got a bit "overly corporal".  The nude guy is supposedly homeless, but he looks quite frankly more like a porn star than some destitute homeless man.  Facebook disallowed it from its site for being "sexually suggestive".  They are correct; it is.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think Facebook would have more moral sense than the Vatican.

Michael Matt from the Remnant comments on this Vatican-sponsored pornography, the tinkering with the Our Father, and the Pledge of Fidelity to the Catholic Faith.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Resist Error, Even When It Emanates From The Pope

Church Militant TV reported that on Monday evening, Cardinal Dolan shared a stage with flaming dissident Father James Martin at a fundraiser in New York City.  The latter, of course, is infamous for openly cooperating with the mortal sin of sodomy.  He is, however, a favorite of the pope's.  Sadly I suspect he is favored not in spite of his mortal sin (and cooperation with mortal sin is a mortal sin itself) but because of it.  A group of faithful Catholics prayed the Rosary in front of the hotel where the debacle took place.  Seven years ago, after her public support of the anti-life Obamacare bill, Sr Carol Keehan was the commencement speaker at a high school graduation in Washington DC.  The school was Jesuit-run (of course!).  We turned out to protest that - both outside and inside.

Two months ago, Church Militant relayed how another group of faithful Catholics prayed the Rosary in their Catholic church that was, at that very moment, being profaned by an "ecumenical prayer service".  They were displaying true Catholic courage.  I believe there have been other similar episodes.  Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schneider have articulated the need for resistance against heresy.

Two days ago, a group of Catholic pro-life leaders from around the world signed a "Pledge Of Fidelity To The Catholic Faith", refusing to follow erring pastors in the Church today.  More and more of these leaders are calling out the pope for the spread of confusion and ambiguity where we need the truth to be clearly and boldly proclaimed.  Until that situation is rectified, please be prepared to witness more demonstrations of resistance to the evil that poisons our Church hierarchy.  We are becoming more and more prepared to offer that resistance.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christian Rock And Christian Rap Are Oxymorons

In this video we learn why music is so vital to human behavior and culture.  The speaker illustrates how different types of music influences human behavior, depending on how it exalts intellect, will, and or the body.

He then illustrates why "rock and roll", and all its derivatives, are so inimical to the human person.  This music excites the passions and emotions to unmanageable states.  Note that he is not talking about the lyrics of the songs but the composition and structure of the music.  This is why fads such as "Christian rock", "Christian rap", etc are so poisonous.

I mentioned in other posts that in my younger and more stupid days, I was involved in a charismatic cult.  I was one of its musicians.  We were actually taught how to manipulate the emotions of those at our prayer meetings via our selections of songs, based on pace, rhythm, etc.  Therefore I can speak from the perspective not only as a passive recipient of the spiritual poison, but also as one who dished it out.

Please listen carefully to this video and understand that we must keep custody over our ears as well as our eyes.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Preach The Gospel With Truth, Not Cutesy Gimmicks And Fads

In the Vortex below, Michael Voris speaks of a loss of Catholic identity and its ramifications on Catholic education.  While he focuses on the problem as it happened in South America during the 1970s (and he states, in a roundabout fashion, that Cardinal Bergoglio started that snowball careening down the hill), it happened in the United States during the mid-1960s, thanks to the so-called "spirit of Vatiican 2".

I was in Catholic parochial school at the time.  I noticed a paradigm shift almost immediately.  Being a child, I couldn't identify the cause or nature.  All I know is that one year we were:
  • learning solid Catholic doctrine
  • were starting our day with prayers coming from the principal's office over the pa system
  • and attending the First Friday Masses.  
The next year:
  • Doctrine went out the window as we "learned" that Martin Luther King was a saint (he had not yet died), made felt banners and listened to Andy Williams sing "Born Free"
  • Morning prayers ceased
  • First Friday Masses were abandoned
  • Listened to a parish "groovy priest" strum his guitar (This priest was later suspended by Cardinal O'Boyle for publicly dissenting against Humanae Vitae)
Only by God's grace do I still have my faith.  Many of my former classmates don't.

Two days ago, Church Militant published the news that Cardinal Burke, International Director of the Marian Catechist Apostolate, directed that the Marian Catechists were to have nothing to do with the protestant-inspired "Alpha In A Catholic Context" program.  Furthermore, the Cardinal warns against "magical formulas" e.g., gimmicks and fads that are used in place of what the Church has always done in her 2000 year history of proclaiming Christ: proclaim the simple truth with no embellishment whatsoever.

The Vortex speaks of several of these gimmicks that plague the Church.  There are others.  Have you ever noticed on social media how priests are becoming seduced by such nonsense?  We have:
How about priests that simply carry on with their priestly ministries without foisting upon us the details of their various hobbies - especially when those hobbies detract from the dignity and decorum incumbent upon them, owing to the indelible mark upon their souls from the Sacrament of Holy Orders?

Now take a look at the "cooking priest" link.  Notice the somewhat subtle pandering to worldly sentiments he (and/or Catholic News Agency) seems to embrace.
  • "offers non-Catholics insights into the human side of a priest's life".  The "human side"?  Why specify some hypothetical "human side"?  What other side would there be?  A priest is not some alien from outer space or some swamp monster.  To concede to the usage of such banal language only validates any silly notions of the priesthood.
  • "There is this impression in our world that priests are always serious, they only do religion. I wanted to break down that [perception], and say ‘hey, we are still real men. We still have interests and excitement in a lot of other ways’"  
    • Again, why the need to prove a priest is "a real man"?  And by what standards?  This statement smacks of trying to justify the existence of the priesthood in the eyes of the world.
    • The perception that priests are "always serious" must be taken in light that those with such perceptions are often those who themselves are silly and superficial.  Should the priest, the "alter Christus", descend to that level?   In a previous post, I spoke of St. Joseph Cafasso and his series of talks on the priesthood.  
    • "Fr. Schnippel expressed hope that his participation in the show would inspire people to face daunting challenges in their own lives."  How about inspiring them to save their souls by turning to Christ in His Church?  See how the embrace of these gimmicks turns the focus to temporal matters instead of one eternal destiny?
Let us pray that these cheap distractions are jettisoned asap so that priests and religious can be about their most solemn duties.

In The Jesuits

With apologies to St Ignatius Loyola, St Francis Xavier, St Robert Bellarmine, St Aloysius Gonzaga, the North American Martyrs, St. Miguel Pro and all other truly sainted Jesuits.  Please pray for your wayward brothers - ALL of them.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Pope Francis Wants To Edit The Prayer That Jesus Himself Gave Us

Yes, that's right.  Pope Francis wants to rewrite the Lord's Prayer, also known as the Our Father.  He thinks the translation of "lead us not into temptation" is poor.  My first thought when I read that was, "if it was a poor translation, how is it that in 2000 years of Church history, no theologian or bishop or pope ever noticed this problem?"  Well, maybe it's because the problem doesn't really exist.

The Remnant correctly points out that the English and Italian translations are taken straight from the Latin Vulgate, and thus the pope's problem is with the prayer as composed by Our Lord Himself.  So he thinks he knows better than Our Lord how His prayer should read?  If the pope changes His very words, then anything can be changed - and maybe that's an ulterior motive.  Maybe that's part of the systematic process of the deconstruction of Faith and Tradition.

But, hey!  We can't be - oh, what does the pope call us? - "rigid Christians", etc.  Perhaps the pope needs help in making the Lord's Prayer more, shall we say, relevant!  Louie Verrecchio has a great suggestion; I'm sure he put hours of prayer into it! :-D  And how about this priceless gem?

Ridiculous, you say?  Not anymore ridiculous than the pope's attempt to mangle the Our Father.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Another Reminder Of Why The Seamless Garbage Ideology Must Be Repudiated

Yesterday the Remnant provided a much-needed reminder of why Catholic pro-lifers must not allow themselves to be seduced and waylaid by proponents of the seamless-garbage ideology.  These proponents include Rehumanize International and "The New Pro-Life Movement".  Please read this article and my previous blog pieces.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bishop Knestout To Richmond

Bishop Barry Knestout, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, has been chosen by Pope Francis to succeed Bishop Francis DiLorenzo as Bishop of Richmond.  The latter died this past August.  The online version of the Catholic Standard already has a write-up of this appointment.  In it is a congratulatory statement by Cardinal Wuerl, who talks of "our close association in ministry".  Well there certainly was close association.

Again I call to memory what happened in my own parish within the Archdiocese of Washington in Lent of 2012.  Father Marcel Guarnizo denied Holy Communion to an avowed lesbian and was promptly ejected from the Archdiocese of Washington.  There is no doubt that Cardinal Wuerl ordered that expulsion, with Bishop Knestout functioning as the proverbial hatchet man.  Of course I and many others raised an outcry against this blatant miscarriage of justice and lack of fidelity to Church teaching that was evinced by the chancery.  Four years later, when the pastor of a neighboring pastor fired his parish's sodomite music minister, Bishop Knestout supported that pastor.  Had he not had reason to anticipate our vigilance, who knows how he would have acted?

This appointment is no surprise.  Cardinal Wuerl is a member of the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops.  He most likely is assisting the pope in selection of progressive bishops to "stack the deck" as it were.  He certainly had an ideal candidate in Knestout; plus, what better way to reward an obviously loyal underling?

While such a move was inevitable, it still is lamentable.  The only silver lining to this cloud is that he is no longer here.  Pray for him, though, that he might realize his calling and be a faithful bishop.  While I regret his promotion, I'm not sorry to see him go.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Some First-Hand Videos Of The Red Rose Rescues On Dec 2, 2017

In my first report, I mentioned that videos would be forthcoming, so that you can see for yourselves what happened.  Here are three of them. The first two are of the rescues that occurred in VA and DC.  The third is the one that happened in Michigan.  Hopefully my readers will be posting some videos of their own actions to save babies.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Did The Pope Just Answer the Dubia In The Worst Way Possible?

As way of review, I link to my post in which I published the original letter of the four Cardinals.  In that letter are the five dubia as they were formally promulgated.

In September of 2016, the pope wrote a letter to some Argentinian bishops in which he said that "in some cases", divorced and civilly remarried Catholics (that is, Catholics living in the mortal sin of adultery) could receive Holy Communion.  Furthermore, that letter stated that there was "no other interpretation" of Amoralis Lamentia possible.

Comes now the news that the pope has declared that this letter that he wrote to the Argentinian bishops is "authentic Magisterium".  That is, he has attempted to change the teaching of the Catholic Church that she received from Jesus Christ Himself centuries ago.  See here for another analysis.

Does the meme to the right depict the current state of affairs of the Church?  Does this new "magisterium" rise to the level of formal heresy?  If not, why?  If so, it would seem that we may not have a pope, save the Pope Emeritus.

At any rate, it would appear that the pope has indeed answered the first of the five dubia incorrectly.  Now will Cardinals Brandmuller and Burke issue the formal correction immediately?  How much more damage must ensue before that happens?

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Second Red Rose Rescue And Other DC Area Pro-Life News

Today pro-life activists held another Red Rose Rescue effort at three abortuaries - one in Alexandria VA and another at a mill illegally run by the very chequered Stephen Chase Brigham at 6323 Georgia Avenue NW in Washington - just 11 blocks south of the now-closed Hillcrest Women's Surgi-Center where I could be found for many Saturday mornings.  A third happened in Michigan.

At each of these locations, several pro-lifers went into the abortuaries to counsel the women.  Refusing to leave, they were arrested; the ones arrested locally were released several hours later and given court dates. At this early date, videos are not yet available so we can only provide feeds from facebook-live.  Here is one and another.  As one of the narrators states, one key reason why abortion happens is that too many Christians sit on their duffs and do squat (my terminology, not his) about the child-slaughter going on in our localities.  As Jonathan said when the second video ended, "no one should be at peace while abortion is legal".

Priests for Life and Abortion-Free New Mexico called, the official name of the abortuary business of Leroy Carhart.  He has now set up shop in the Wildwood area of Bethesda MD.  They have confirmed that Carhart will murder perfectly healthy 28-week babies.  The staff quoted a price of $7,000 for the murder.  The recording can be found on this LifeSiteNews piece.  The abortion employee explained a bit of the procedure to them, but informed the caller that Carhart would not meet with them to discuss any other options.  For updated news regarding this Bethesda abortuary, please check

At about the same time that LifeSiteNews published its findings, the Washington Post came out with a piece on "abortion doulas".  Basically these are women who are with the mother while her baby is being murdered, offering false "comfort" to these women.  I'm guessing that this piece was written several months ago, for the author laments the closing of Carhart's Germantown mill while making no mention of the Bethesda location.  These "doulas" are volunteers, apparently.  One wonders what these "volunteers" would think of the amount of filthy lucre being taken by Carhart to slaughter babies - but maybe they don't care.

But again - do good Christians care enough to do something about abortion?  Do you care??