Saturday, August 17, 2019

Priest Disciplined By Cardinal Ratzinger (Now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) Is Driving Force Behind Amazon Sin-Nod Mess

Remember how I poked fun at the Laboris Instrumentum for claiming that the "earth cries"?  That concept comes from Leonardo Boff, the dissident and heretic behind that document and much of the sin-nod itself.  Note that he left the priesthood after he was silenced by Cardinal Ratzinger.  Sound familiar?  That's because Boff was not the only one disciplined by Benedict XVI and rehabilitated by Pope Francis.  Recall that McCarrick himself was ordered to conduct no public appearances but who had those sanctions lifted when Francis took the throne.  It's quite possible that some of the motivation here is to provide yet another poke in the eye to Benedict XVI.

Did you also catch that this sin-nod will take place in Rome and not near the Amazon itself?  Wait a minute!  What about all that highfalutin talk about "smell of the sheep" and "accompaniment"?  Now I just wonder how many private jets will be spewing their carbon footprints all over the place to ferry their well-heeled passengers to this gab-fest?  At any rate, the two surviving dubia cardinals have outright condemned the Instrumentum Laboris. I would think that by extension they have rightly condemned the upcoming sin-nod itself.



Thursday, August 15, 2019

Rossi To Be Investigated And Absp Gregory Botches Theology On Tap

As many know, Catholic journalist George Neumayr has been unearthing scandalous details regarding Msgr Walter Rossi's perverted misdeeds.  Now comes the announcement from the Diocese of Scranton (Rossi's diocese) that both Bishop Bambera and Archbishop Wilton Gregory will conduct a joint "forensic investigation" into the allegations regarding Rossi.

Archbishop Gregory had to have known that we would never let the Rossi matter fade from the memories of Catholics.  Not only was there my 5-second reminder to him this past Saturday, but at yesterday's "Theology on Tap" session, the first question from the audience was in regard to the Rossi matter.  You'll find that at the 17-minute marker.



One other teensy little news item might have served as impetus for at least putting up a facade of an investigation (if that is what it is).  Church Militant has published the news that James Grein, the man whom McCarrick savaged for years is now filing a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Vatican and the Archdiocese of New York for doing absolutely nothing about the abuse that he suffered.  Perhaps that is not a factor behind Gregory's present decision to do something about Rossi, but often money is a key motivating factor for our errant shepherds.  My blogging colleague, A Washington DC Catholic, has additional questions regarding this matter.

Before we all entertain wild hopes that some changes might be coming to the Archdiocese, please be advised that the rest of that video will snap you back to reality.  The camera is always facing the archbishop, so we can't see those posing the questions and I find the questions somewhat inaudible.  Gregory's responses, though, are rather distressing. At the 20-minute mark, in reply to someone from St Matthew's about those engaged in perversions (not his terms), Gregory rehashes his deplorable track record in Atlanta and sings the praises of dissident priest Fr James Martin and a sodomite-enabling bunch called Fortunate Families.  One glance at that web page will leave no doubt as to the spiritual poison to be found therein.

At the 30-minute mark, we hear from someone who identifies him/herself as a "transgender Catholic".  Again, the camera faces Gregory and the acoustics are poor, so I've no way of telling if that person was male or female.  At least I have a reasonable excuse.  Anyway, he/she asks "what place do I have in the church?".  To that  Gregory responds "right in the heart of the Church".  He added that Jesus "engaged such people".  Well, not as equals, Your Excellency!  He always called sinners to repentance, not "accompaniment".   Of course all the liberals clapped and whistled over that nonsense.  It's nonsense because the bishop of the local Church failed to preach repentance from the mortal sins of perversion as a necessary step to eternal life.

In Washington DC, the swamp will be fetid for quite some time.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Question Of Tubal Pregnancies

A kerfuffle between Eponymous Flower and Live Action has arisen over the release of this video by Life Action.  Here is the video and my commentary will follow.



I believe the doctor is incorrect in claiming that all ectopic pregnancies will prove to be fatal to the babies involved.  In fact, a number of the children survived.  She seems to be confusing the term "ectopic pregnancy" with "tubal pregnancy".  It is quite common to confuse the two.  While tubal pregnancies are ectopic pregnancies, not all ectopic pregnancies are tubal.  The term "ectoopic pregnancy" means that the baby has implanted elsewhere besides the normal uterine wall.  He/she can implant in the tubes, but can also implant outside the uterine wall.  As noted earlier, some of those do survive.  However, I have no knowledge of a tubal pregnancy being successfully carried to term.

The author of the EF piece commits the same error in terminology - and quite a few other errors besides.  Some of those errors are committed by commenters who support Ms. Swetz's position.  For instance, David Martin erroneously states:

Abortion defined is the artificial ejection of the living child from the woman's body, which is exactly what happens in the "treatment" of an ectopic pregnancy. Therefore, it is an abortion. Ectopic pregnancy diagnoses are often just fabrications and used as excuses to eliminate the innocent.

This "definition" is extremely sloppy.  Notice that his definition doesn't touch upon deliberated death.  It might be helpful to differentiate between spontaneous abortion, commonly called miscarriage versus induced abortion, that which many prolifers simply call abortion.  The person committing the abortion always has as his/her purpose the intention of destroying the child.

Commenters named "Kathleen 1031" and "Dymphna" (also commenters on this blog), along with Peter Watson and "Fatty" attempted to interject some valid considerations into the overly simplistic take of Ms Swetz and others.  For their efforts they (particularly Mr. Watson) were treated derisively.  But don't take my word for it.  Pop over there yourselves.

Two Good Young Men

I was contemplating a post on another topic, but realized I had to put that aside when I saw accounts of these two young men on social media.

The first is Jakub Baryla, a 15-year-old in Plock, Poland who describes himself as "Catholic, traditional, conservative and patriotic".  A "gay-pride" parade took place in his town.  He decided to block the parade by himself, holding only a crucifix and a Rosary.  I will let you read it for yourself from Church Militant's site.  My one question is why was he alone?  Where were the clergy?  Speaking of "clergy", Baryla aspires to the priesthood.  At his age, that vocation is not cast in stone but we simply pray that he remains steadfast in the onslaughts that will now be hurled his way.

In Albany, NY we meet 9-year-old Jack Thimons.  He became motivated to act when Governor Cuomo signed New York's radical abortion bill into law.  He has begun a prayer campaign for Cuomo's conversion to the Faith.  He had written letters to both Cardinal Dolan and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.  Dolan of course did not respond but the Friars did.  Based on their suggestions, Jack and his father designed the site convertcuomo.com to collect prayer pledges for that intention.

Speaking of Cuomo, perhaps Jack might throw in a prayer or two for the governor's brother, Chris Cuomo.  He seems to have a nasty temper.  To wit: (and forgive his f-bombs)



But I digress.  Kudos to both Jack and Jakub.  May more people take their Catholic faith seriously as do these young me.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

ADW! Boycott CCHD THIS WEEK END

This evening I did something that I hardly ever do; I went to a Saturday evening Mass.  Normally I go on Sunday because that day is the Lord's Day.  However, I went because Archbishop Gregory was going to celebrate that Mass.  And he did - more on that later.

As I was going into Mass, I saw the CCHD collection envelopes in a bin for usage.  I grabbed one and had time to jot a note to explain why I won't give to "Catholic Cash Helping Demons".  I signed my note, put it in the envelope and dropped it in the second collection basket.  Read this little compendium for more reasons why not one penny should be forked over to that bunch.

There was a respectable number of people at that Mass, but it was by no means crowded.  After Mass I greeted him and said that I was looking forward to having some of the current mess cleaned up.  He replied "I'll try" then turned away. Clearly I brought up an unpleasant topic, but it was necessary.  I believe that he will be showing up at many archdiocesan parishes.  I hope many others join me in letting him know that we will not rest until the rot is cleaned out of the chancery.  This excellent article by Christopher Manion will explain why I'm not optimistic that Gregory will join us but rather will have some 'splainin' of his own to do.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

We'll Probably All Need To Do This

If you are in one of the few dioceses that has a strong, orthodox bishop who obeys ALL Church teachings and laws, please count your blessings and pray for the majority of us who are not nearly so fortunate.  Everyone else please keep reading.

I will now post a link to an open letter written by Eric Sammons to his bishop.  Once upon a time Eric and his family were members of my parish within the Archdiocese of Washington.  His letter is instructive, especially for us in the ADW who are still coming to grips with the fact that for so many years, predators and their enablers were our bishops.  In fact, an enabler is most likely our current bishop.  We should be prepared to speak words of truth to our prelates, as is Mr. Sammons.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Reveling In Sin By Dance

Eureka!  We've found it!  The cure for global warming!  Oh, joy!  The world and all humanity is saved!

Of course this dance company would be from San Francisco, the home of everything silly and tooty-fruity.  Speaking of which, notice the gay-themed dance beginning at the 0:22 mark?  Doesn't it bear some resemblance to this sacrilege?  I say "sacrilege" for that piece of pornographic "dance" was done at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Montreal.

By the way, does anyone else grasp the irony of this envirowhacko "dance company" throwing green confetti all over the place?  Maybe they recycle it afterwards, but eventually they will trash it.  For shame!  How many poor, helpless trees died for this production?  How many other pieces of long-green did the audience plunk down to watch this drivel?

As far as the other, the people who put on that sacrilege at St Peter's Church - especially the clergy who allowed it to occur - had better repent of the sin of sodomy before their eternal fates revolve around "global warming" of the most horrifying kind.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Thugs At The Shrine

No, I do not refer to criminals lurking outside the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  I refer to those employed by the Shrine.

First, I will relate a story to put this in context.  About 20 years ago, I visited the Shrine on a monthly basis (approximately) to go to Confession and peruse the book store.  At that time, the security staff was comprised of older, even elderly, men who quite frankly would never have been able to handle a real security emergency.  On one visit, I was strolling through the cafeteria and for some reason that I cannot fathom, I attracted the attention of a man who was obviously mentally imbalanced.  He followed me and demanded that I wait at his beck and call.  I loudly demanded that he back off and walked into a women's rest room.  I waited, hoping he'd loose interest and go away.  He didn't.  When I emerged, he started right back up and again I had to yell at him to back off and don't dare follow me.  Again, this was in the cafeteria.  There were at least three of the less-than-intrepid security staff sitting by, watching the entire confrontation - and making not one damned move to assist me.  He didn't follow me and I left.  Needless to say, my visits to the Shrine were greatly reduced after that.

Fast forward to today.  We now have a rogue security staff, directed by a gay-mafia Msgr Walter Rossi ejecting George Neumayr for asking questions.  They even lied about having a legal order to eject Neumayr from Shrine property.

In the course of researching his treatment at the hands of Shrine staff, he learned that a key security staffer at the Shrine has an actual crime history replete with violent crimes.  Rossi may well be covering for this fellow owing to a past friendship with his father.  But what the heck?  Covering up the crimes of each other seems to be a favorite course of action for this local gay-mafia that infects this Shrine and Archdiocese.

Now I wonder how my encounter of 20 years ago would have been resolved had this criminal been in charge of Shrine security at that time?  There probably would have been no difference.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Archbishop Gregory Opens Mouth And Inserts Both Feet

Archbishop Gregory made one of his first public addresses a day or so ago.  He took the occasion to lob a pot-shot at President Trump for accurately stating that parts of Baltimore are filled with both trash and violent crimes.  He spun the president's remarks to insinuate that Trump aimed derogatory remarks at the Baltimore citizens themselves.  Quite frankly, both Gregory's and Lori's remarks are themselves dishonest and nonsensical.

Both Lori and Gregory are part of the liberal Church establishment.  They get lots of favors by doing the bidding of their Democrat task-masters.  They are coming to the defense of those task-masters because it's the Democrats that have been in charge of Baltimore for over 50 years.  Baltimore has not seen a Republican mayor since Theodore McKelden left that office in 1967.  Democrats have been at the helm since then - and two of those Demorats were the father and brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  But that's just a coincidence, I'm sure (ahem)!  There are many questions as to how Baltimore handled Federal grants throughout the years; where did that money go??

By the way - Washington DC has gone down the tubes as well.  DC's mayors have all been Democrats for the past 45 years.  Lori and Gregory should take a walk on their respective cities' wild sides and see for themselves how their cities have fared under their Democrat buddies.  One left-wing reporter from Fox 45 Baltimore did that in a run-down Baltimore neighborhood.  As she sniffed that Trump should "take a look at things for himself", a rat photobombed her video.  Take a look.

If Lori and Gregory can't give honest appraisals of the situations of their dioceses, maybe they should stick to their God-given jobs - you know, like, making sure the Faith is taught properly in their parishes, cleaning perversion from their parishes (like St Matthew's, Abhp Lori!), disciplining pro-abortion Catholic pols in their Churches by obeying Canon 915, you get the picture!

Until these things happen, I'd suggest complete boycotts of any archdiocesan collections in both DC and Baltimore.

Amazon Sin-Nod - One Of The Final Touches Towards Schism

Archbishop Vigano himself is sounding this alarm, as are others.  I haven't gotten very far in my attempts to digest the Instrumentum Laboris, but from what I've read, it is an apology for both pantheism and environmentalism.  In trashing western culture, the authors of the IL are also denigrating the Catholic faith, the very basis of western culture.  In turn, they downplay Jesus Christ Himself, from Whom the Catholic Church sprung.

The archbishop sees it as an amalgamation of liberation theology, socialism, pantheism, and a deconstruction of the Faith in its insinuation of married clergy, female deacons and sexual license.  Cardinal Brandmuller flat out called the IL "heretical" and "apostacy".

We should point out that the proceedings of no synod are binding upon the faithful, especially when they run counter to Church Tradition.  In that case, they are heretical and must not only be opposed in our personal lives, but must be outwardly and forcefully resisted if and when they are brought to bear in our churches.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Archbishop Lori Lies About Baltimore

Either the archbishop is lying or he is inexcusably deluded about the true nature of things in the center of his archdiocese.  For the record, I was born and lived early childhood in Baltimore.  My family (both sides) has its roots in Baltimore.  That said, I agree with President Trump when he tweeted that sections of Baltimore (Elijah Cummings' district to be precise) is infested with crime and rats.

Once upon a time it was a decent place.  Now why did it go to seed?  Well, consider that the last time that a Republican was mayor was in 1967, when Theodore McKeldin's term ended.  That was over 50 years ago.  Now consider the riots that occurred four years ago.  Then Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she ordered city police to stand down during the looting, burning and mayhem to give "to those who wished to destroy space to do that".  At that time, Lori was archbishop.  Did he selectively forget that little quip or the other Democrat scandals centered in Baltimore?

But progressive bishops have long marched in lock-step with their Democrat sugar-daddies and puppet-masters!  So when the President spoke truth to the mess that is in Baltimore, Lori had to leap to their defense, knowing damned well that the Democrats made Baltimore into a mess, just as they have done for Detroit, Chicago and other metropolitan areas that they control.

Archbishop Lori, if you truly want to help Baltimore, then start being the leader that the local Catholics need.  That means clearing St Matthew's and St Vincent de Paul's of the gay-nazi filth that is poisoning the souls of their parishioners and the surrounding areas.  That means preaching from the pulpit on the evils of contraception, abortion, euthanasia.  That means calling pro-abortion Catholics to repentance and denying Holy Communion to them until they do.  Are you up for the challenge?

Thursday, July 25, 2019

USCCB Calls Evil What God Ordained As A Tool For Civil Order

Last week I posted how many leftists are putting their souls into jeopardy by calling evil what God has ordained as goods.  The USCCB continues down that slippery path.

Today Attorney General William Barr has announced that the US Department of Justice will resume the federal death penalty.  Right on cue the USCCB is pitching its hissy fit.  A telling phrase in the Catholic News Agency piece is this: "Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 2267 on the death penalty was updated in 2018 with a statement from Pope Francis, calling the death penalty “inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person."

NEWS FLASH!  No one, not even a pope, can change Church teaching.  The pope is to safeguard the Deposit of Faith, not mutate it according to his whims and fancies.  Other popes throughout the centuries have upheld the legitimacy of the death penalty.  Pope John Paul II, in paragraph 56 of Evangelium Vitae, while making his personal disapproval known, also upheld the licity of the death penalty.

Any statement that claims that the death penalty is inherently evil is rank heresy.  It doesn't matter who utters it.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Agony Continues

We resume our trek through the Instrumentum Laboris for the upcoming Sham-azon Sin-Nod.  I am on page 14 of 64 pages.  That's right!  Sixty-four pages of gobblygoop!  What isn't utter fluff is actual heresy.  And this is just the working document of the October gabfest.  Can you just imagine the verbosity that will billow forth in the wake of the sin-nod?

In paragraph 17 we see the phrase "defense of life".  For close to 30 years I have been involved in pro-life efforts and currently write columns for a Maryland-based pro-life Catholic organization called Defend Life.  So I perked up when I saw that phrase, thinking that they might actually be concerned with the intrinsic evils of contraception, abortion, euthanasia.  Alas, no such fidelity to Church teaching was to be found.  Instead, we read of angst against "imbalance in the seasons" and "imbalance in the climate".  NEWS FLASH!  God alone controls the weather!  Who do these sin-nod honchos think they are to dictate what the weather should be?  We even hear some wretched nonsense about the "multinationals cutting the earth and the earth is bleeding".  The earth does not have blood.  Would that our Church leaders showed the same solicitude to the bleeding of thousands of babies everyday from abortion.

The next several paragraphs are one big politically correct lament about how the big-bad western civilization has "polluted the rivers", "burned trees", "destroyed species", ad infinitum, ad nauseum. Gosh, if one didn't know better, one might think that they copied a lot from Laudato Si, which itself is probably largely the works of pro-death Jeffrey Sachs and that bunch.

But now comes chapter 3!  We find that the Amazon is in a "period of grace".  So that means that the bishops are going to proclaim Christ and salvation from their sins, and lead them to the One True Church which is God's chosen vehicle of salvation?  Oh, silly!  Don't be so pelagian and triumphalist!  Paragraph 29 says the natives have much to teach us!  So shut up already and eternal destiny of souls be damned (I mean that literally, given the thrust of this tome).  In paragraph 30, we read that "the unique diversity of the Amazon region - biological, religious and cultural - suggests a new Pentecost."  What they are saying is that the various idolatries of the natives take precedence over the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity.  As any Catholic child could have told these IL authors 100 years ago, Pentecost is when the Holy Spirit descended upon Mary and the Apostles, after which they proclaimed Jesus Christ and the Gospel of repentance, conversion and salvation.  Idolatries were sins to be cast aside, not celebrated as this piece of papal plop is now suggesting.

We see more of the same in paragraph 33, where IL claims that God's presence is to be found in the superstitions of the Amazon natives.  Such hideous spiritual poison we have encountered so far.  Mind you, we are only on page 19.  We still have 45 more pages of this sludge through which we must wade.

Moving on, we see that Chapter 4 is entitled "Dialogue".  In paragraph 36, it claims that Jesus had dialogue with the Samaritan woman at the well.  Break out your bibles and read John 4.  Jesus did not dialogue with her as with an equal.  He taught her - plain and simple.

Part 2 is entitled "Integral Ecology: The Cry of the Earth and the Poor".  My!  The earth seems rather talented!  It cries!  It bleeds!  Does it sing and dance and take a bow?  Personification much?  Apparently we need an "integral ecological conversion", according to the IL authors.  In actuality, what is needed is conversion to the One True Faith through the Catholic Church.  An "ecological conversion", by definition, renders ecology into a de facto idol.

We will resume with part 2 another time.  I don't want this to get too long.  This IL is already insufferably long.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Our Lady Of Akita

This video is for your prayerful consideration.  I don't know about claiming that the Akita message is the third secret of Fatima, but these messages must be taken seriously.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

El Pregonero - Accessory To Sin

El Pregonero is a publication of the Archdiocese of Washington that ostensibly caters to Spanish-speaking Catholics of the Archdiocese of Washington.  Law-abiding Hispanics can be excused for believing that they are of no concern for the staff of El Pregonero as this publication is catering to those who have flouted US immigration laws.

The publication is in Spanish, but it is quite easy to read it in English.  Using Chrome, put in the link "elpreg(dot)org".  The site will come up and Chrome will ask if you want it translated into English.  Answer in the affirmative, if you wish.

As you can imagine the preg staff is all aflutter regarding the deportation efforts that have started this week.  Here's one gem: "Persecuted, But In Need: The Harsh Reality Of The Undocumented".  Wrong nomenclature.  One can only be persecuted in the true sense of the word when they suffer for doing what is right and just.   1 Peter 2:20 makes clear that if one suffers for sinning, there is no merit.

The preg staff, like their bosses in the liberal Church structure, insist on using euphamisms to cover the reality of sinful conduct.  "Undocumented" simply means those who have crashed our borders or overstayed their visas in defiance of US immigration laws.  What?  Will shoplifters soon be called "undocumented customers" or bank robberies be called "undocumented bank withdrawals"?

In a post several years ago, I recited the Church's teaching on the ways in which we can cooperate with the sins of others.  That list is in the first post of this anthology.  It doesn't require that much imagination to see how the bishops, and El Pregonero, are sharing in the guilt of border-crashing in most of the ways listed.  What may not be so obvious is the occurrence of #7: partnership - sharing the fruits of the sin.  Let's bear in mind that the Church has lots of money riding on the numbers of border-crashers that come into this country.  I'd be willing to bet that the preg staff understands that.

We'll be keeeping an eye on this rag in the future.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Woe To You That Call Evil Good, And Good Evil

That passage from Isaiah 5:20 is a strong admonition to left-leaning Catholics who have joined the progressive clarion call to fight all kinds of what they consider to be "social injustices" that may not be unjust at all.  The measure of what is good or evil, just or unjust is to be found in the Church's teaching traditions of the past two centuries, as opposed to popular fads that are spewing forth from dissident Catholic quarters.

Let's look at immigration, since these left-wing quarters, from the top down (that means you, USCCB) are having hissy fits about President Trump's ongoing efforts to expel foreign invaders.  The left-wing, clergy included, refuse to acknowledge that our concerns lie not with those who immigrate in conformity with our applicable laws, but with those who flout our laws and sneak inside the US.  They are, by definition, criminals.  They are breaking US law that does comply with Catholic moral theology.  In obfuscating that important distinction, they commit serious sins against the Eighth Commandment.  I've written a bit on this topic over the years; here's a collection of it.  So in this case, what's being called "evil" is the responsible regulating of immigration and what's being called "good" is the direct disobedience of immigration laws and being accessories to these crimes.

Let's move to another darling cause of the progressives - gun control.  The left is all gung-ho on this bugaboo, not addressing the fact that criminals, by definition, disobey laws.   The only ones impacted would be law-abiding citizens who desire to own firearms for the protection of themselves and their families.  Whenever a shooting happens, immediately the left starts kveling about the need for firearm restriction - never the apprehension of criminals.  Would that impinge too greatly on the Democratic voting base?  Look at England.  They've essentially outlawed guns, so what happens? Knife attacks arise - surprise!  The "geniuses" governing England are now into (wait for it!) knife-control!  Same thing in Red China!

Again, I've written a bit about that.  See here.  Please note that the top post explains why I believe that the USCCB's stance on gun control runs counter to Catholic moral theology.  Once upon a time I believed that this was an area in which good people could disagree.  I no longer hold onto that delusion.  The right to adequate self defense is a moral good that no one may call evil, on pain of sin.  A former pro-life leader, Rob Schenck, has glommed onto the erroneous push for arms banning, and in the process has allowed his thinking on basic pro-life issues to become corrupted.  I'll have more to say on that later.

Let's move on to the death penalty or capital punishment.  If gun control is an attack on the good of self-defense, the push to eliminate the death penalty is an attack on the good of civil government protecting its citizens from violent criminals.  Again, the USCCB and their dutiful puppets are lock-step with their Soros-esque sugar-daddies in their shielding of criminals from the death penalty.  Again, I've written much on that and won't rehash everything, but will elaborate on one major point.  In the past, all the popes have upheld the legitimacy and the good of capital punishment.  The most recent catechism from Pope John Paul II does the same.  However, last year Pope Francis annnounced his intention to rewrite the catechism to say that the death penalty is inadmissable.  I said it then, I'll say it now; THIS IS HERESY.   Of course the USCCB intends to happily comply in promulgating this heresy.  So now the good of capital punishment has been called evil, and this error has reached the proportions of full-blown heresy.

The USCCB, their obedient state-wide counterparts and the rest of their lapdogs are fully engaged in calling good "evil", and evil "good".  They have jettisoned all authentic moral bearing for the favors of money, power, and worldly prestige.  In so doing they have allowed their own thinking to become clouded, as have those who unthinkingly swallow the progressive bile simply because it comes from men wearing miters.

However, there have been pro-life leaders who, themselves succumbing to the siren calls of emotion-based leftwing sentiments, have allowed their pro-life beliefs to become weak and uncertain.  In other words, by assuming progressive positions on immigration, gun control, etc, they have assumed progressive positions in pro-life matters as well.  I have already mentioned Rob Schenck a few paragraphs back.  He now supports the legalized murder of children.  Another former pro-life leader, John Cavanaugh-O'Keefe, became so enamored of progressivism that he cast his vote for the rabidly pro-abortion Hillary Clinton in 2016.  Both of these men clearly called evil "good".

Ladies and gentlemen, liberalism is harmful to the soul and can impede eternal salvation.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Faithful Christians Taking Stands In Archdioceses Of Baltimore And Washington

Pursuant to yesterday's post, I'd like to point out a group of concerned people from Lexington Park, MD who are standing up to the filth oozing from the public libraries.  Last month I wrote of a "drag queen story hour" that took place at the local library, presumably funded with taxpayers' dollars.

Last week a County Commission meeting was held in St. Mary's County.  LifesiteNews and related links will show you the testimony presented by outraged Christians at the obvious sexual grooming of area children.  It appears that the library board isn't elected but these commissioners are.  These commissioners hold the purse strings for the library.  Many more good people need to rise up and advise these commissioners that come next election day they may find themselves tossed out on their ears.

If you go back to my June 28th post, you'll see a comment from "St Mary's Resident" arguing that my rebuke of the local clergy was unfair.  He/she mentioned the holy hour that occurred in reparation for the sins committed at that "story hour".  While it's all well and good to pray within the safe confines of Catholic property, that will not suffice as a substitute for getting out where the real need is.  Moreover, I noticed no Catholic clergy in the videos of that commissioner meeting.

Lexington Park lies within the Archdiocese of Washington.  Who has heard of anything said by Archbishop Gregory about this travesty?  Not I!  Anyone?

Shifting our attention to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV, a suffrigan of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, we hear with gladness of Catholics standing up to the stonewalling by Archbishop Lori.  They call themselves Lay Catholic Voices for Change.  They have learned early on that the only language this crowd of bishops knows is the language of money.  They have spoken it by announcing a boycott.  Apparently it didn't take long for Lori et al to get the message for the latter have announced a spate of reforms.  I only counsel my WV colleagues to monitor that situation closely and if any sleight of hand occurs, to reinstate that boycott immediately.  Good for them!

May their numbers increase!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Lay People! Stiffen Your Spines And Thicken Your Skins!

Michael Voris did a special report on gay infiltration and corruption in a New Jersey diocese that got its start from McCarrick.  Voris mentioned in passing that parishioners are disgusted but didn't want to go public for fear of the bishop.  While McCarrick et al were a big factor of the problem, this servile cowardice of the congregations is yet another.

Of what are they afraid?  They're lay people!  They aren't vowed in obedience to the bishop!  We laity have rights that clergy don't.  Are they afraid that a priest might glare at them from the pulpit, or that he might grouse at them in the hallway?  Are they afraid they will lose positions of influence in the parish or of being kicked out of parish functions?  If that happens, well so what??

Really!  We laity must stiffen our spinal columns and thicken our skins!  If we shrink at the thought of arousing the ire of an errant priest or his buddies, how on earth do we think we will deal with real persecution from the world that seems to be increasing as I write this?

Let's not forget that as lay people, we hold a unique power over them, and that is the power of the purse.  Money talks a lot to corrupt clergy and we should ensure that they hear ours - or lack thereof, if you get my drift.

Of course we must draw strength and courage from prayer and the Sacraments.  These are the source of supernatural faith and courage.  But after that we must simply square our shoulders and do the unpleasant work of confronting evil within the Church.  Let's not tolerate cowardice in ourselves or each other.  It is a vice that will lead to sins of omission.  If we don't care enough to confront evil, we  will have to answer for that in our particular judgments.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Mum's The Word! So Do NOT Give To The Annual Appeal!

While he slithered about the Archdiocese of Washington, ex-cardinal McCarrick maintained a personal charitable fund called the Archbishop's Fund.  There seems to be reason to believe that the hundreds of thousands of dollars that flowed in and out of that "charitable fund" were actually bribes.  Of course we don't know for sure because the Archdiocese refuses to answer questions about the funds: questions such as who were recipients, how much did each receive, why, etc.  Right off the bat I can think of two uses that McCarrick may have had for these funds:
  1. Facilitation and/or damage control related to his sexual predations
  2. Buying of votes during the papal conclave that elected Pope Francis
  3. If there are other suggestions, please communicate via the comments section.
If the uses of this fund were honorable, why not disclose them?  Of course when we say the "archdiocese refuses to answer", we must necessarily say that Archbishop Gregory refuses to answer those questions.  And he does.  Oh, by the way.  This past Sunday the Archbishop received the Pallium

In other related archdiocesan news, we recall that journalist George Neumayr was ejected from the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.  Allegedly he was being kicked out because of some legal order barring him from being on Shrine grounds.  Well, guess what?  No such order actually existed, according to a Shrine staffer.  Surprise!  See here and here.  So Msgr Rossi flat out lied.  There was no such order with DC Police.  But speaking of Rossi and the police, it seems that Rossi himself has racked up his own rap sheet - after ordination.  No, we're not talking about minor traffic tickets.  We're talking about drunken driving, hit-and-run accidents.  In October 2017 (less than two years ago) he was apprehended in Virginia for reckless driving and had to pay a fine (I wonder if that wound up on an expense report?).

Meanwhile our arms are being twisted to give to the "Annual Appeal".  They won't even call it "Archbishop's Appeal", as if that will fool anyone.  I suggest not giving one penny to that thing.  Why should we pay for their bribes and drunken driving fines?

Monday, July 15, 2019

Word Among Us Touts Experience-Based Alpha Program

Below is a video that dissects the spiritual booby-trap known as known as Alpha.  It is a program devised by protestants, ostensibly to facilitate evangelism (such as protestants understand the word "evangelism").  Alpha seems to emphasize protestant priorities such as "relationship" and "experiences".  Actual errors seem to include (at least implicitly) the "sola scriptura" heresy and disregard for the Sacraments and Magisterium.

At 9:17 we hear the question, "why are you promoting error to Catholics?"  That is a question that should be addressed to the Word Among Us magazine, for their Easter 2019 issue features an article that sings forth the dubious praises of Alpha.  Indeed, as I read this article, it makes evangelism sound like one big, slick marketing campaign.  Its title is most telling: "Relationship First".  That is flat-out not Christianity.  Since they are "sola scriptura", let's look at Scripture, namely the Gospel of Mark.  What's the first recorded word of Jesus from that Gospel?  Is it "relationship"?  Is it "experience"?  No, it's "Repent".

14:30 "It allows you to become a Christian without change...".  Therein lies a big danger to souls.  Let's look at what today's gospel would have been if we were in "B" cycle.  It's when Jesus sent the 72 disciples on a preaching tour to preach the gospel of repentance.  It wasn't a gospel of "experience" or "personal fulfillment", but of repentance.

Time does not allow me to recite all the ills of Alpha, but I will touch on a few.  This link states that Alpha has been linked with the dangerous practice known as the "Toronto Blessing".  I don't know the precise nature of this linkage but I'd suspect that might be found in this anthology.  About thirty years ago I was affiliated with the Mother of God Community, from whence sprang the Word Among Us.  Towards the end of its heyday, it started dabbling in the "Toronto Blessing".  I knew enough to avoid participation in it like the plague.  Such are the dangers of overemphasis on "experience" and disregard for the Sacraments and the Magisterium.  If you take a look at the bottom of that "anthology" link, you will see that Cardinal Burke condemned Alpha.

Two years ago, the Word Among Us advocated the new age practice of centering prayer. Now they've linked up with Alpha bile.  This is the kind of nonsense that will happen when one stokes lusts for spiritual "experience" instead of preaching the truths of the Catholic faith.  I'd advocate the avoidance of WAU.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Are You A Cotton-Candy Catholic?

In a recent Vortex, Michael Voris uses the term "country-club Catholics" to describe Catholics who do accept the Church's teachings but who refuse to discuss, let alone confront, the evil within the Church - especially when that evil emanates from the clergy and even the Vatican.  Instead of "country-club", I prefer the term coined by the Activist Mommy, "cotton candy Catholics".  This term more accurately describes the tendency of those milquetoast Catholics to play the three monkeys in terms of dealing with the Church's internal evils.

I have found myself flummoxed by this cotton-candy crowd myself.  These are the same folks who refuse to pray in front of abortuaries.  I now believe this is why we had such an abysmally poor turnout at the Mount when we protested Shriver's appearance.

The "cotton candy" crowd will simply have to take off the rose-colored glasses and put on their big-boy pants.  They will have to join us "deplorables" in getting some dirt under their fingernails and dealing with some guff from non-faithful CINOs.  They will have to join us in speaking truth to power - even when that power is one's own bishop.  They will have to deal with the fact that they will lose positions of influence in their parishes owing to speaking plain truth.  Anything less than that will entail great risk to their own souls, not to mention the furtherance of more evil in the Church.

We are the Church Militant!  We are NOT the "church milquetoast"!  We are NOT the "church mellow"!  We are NOT the "church mealy-mouth"!  We are NOT the "church mamby-pamby"!  MILITANT!  Got that?

Toughen up!  Man (or woman) up!  Grow up!  Now!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Pope Leads The Charge In Vilifying Faithful Catholics

Lately we've seen quite a spate of faithful priests and Catholic laity being tossed to the curb for the "high crime and misdemeanor" of - being a Catholic faithful to the timeless teachings and traditions of Jesus Christ and by extension to His Church.

Father Eduard Perrone, pastor of Assumption Grotto in the Archdiocese of Detroit, has promoted the traditional liturgy and has stood for orthodoxy.  The archdiocese has placed him on leave after receiving a "credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor".  This parish just happens to be the parish of Michael Voris.  In this Church Militant article, you can see Voris and other parishioners confront the episcopal vicar, Msgr Michael Bugarin, after Mass and let him know that they weren't swallowing the baloney.  Please take the time to watch these videos.  Chances are that we will find it incumbent upon ourselves to take similar actions.  It certainly is heart-warming to see Catholics no longer just sitting on their hands and being silent in the face of these atrocities.  And yes, it was rather fun to watch Bugarin squirm as he was called out on his own disregard for due process under canon law, and other assorted acts of hypocrisy committed by both him and Archbishop Vigneron.

Meanwhile in Minneapolis, Fr Vaughn Treco, pastor of St. Bede the Venerable and a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter has found himself excommunicated and his parish closed after he criticized the actions of some popes during and after the Second Vatican Council.  You can listen to the "offending homily" here.  Mind you, Fr James Martin and others of his ilk spread their homophile bile in pulpit after pulpit and they receive lauds and adulations for so polluting those churches, with nary a slap on the wrists.  Listen to Father Treco's homily in the link and if you detect any heresy or even errors, please advise in the comments.

In Italy yet another faithful order has been destroyed.  The malefactors from the Vatican didn't even bother to trump up any charges against them.  But maybe this talk that Pope Francis gave two years ago some clues.  Below the video I will have commentary.



So those who understand that Christ's teachings are clear and immutable are "fanatics" and we "sow division in the Church".  Well, guess what?  Without a solid basis in Godly teachings, any "unity" will necessarily be an utter sham.  While this is two years old, it shows that the treatment being meted out to these two priests and many other faithful Catholics is very likely part of a coordinated effort to expunge the Church of all true followers of Christ and His teachings.  Two lessons:
  1. We can expect similar treatment - no exceptions.  Any who hold positions in parishes can expect to be expelled from those positions if they remain faithful to Church teachings.
  2. We should be prepared to speak truth to evil, as the Assumption parishioners did with Msgr Bugarin.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Queen Of The Nile

According to sources in Atlanta, Archbishop Gregory's former see, his nickname is "Queen of the Nile".  I understand such nicknames are quite common in, uh, "certain circles".  We've had "Donna" and "Blanche".  If history is any predictor, we in the Washington archdiocese are in for a bumpy ride.

By the way - we are being asked to pay for that ride via the "Annual Appeal".  Notice how they won't call it the "Archbishop's Appeal"?  They know very well that "Archbishop's" anything would go over like a lead balloon.  How stupid do they think we are?  Here's the email that I and many others received today.

Let's make sure this little balloon goes down with a thud, too.  Just give directly to worthwhile charities without going through these "middlemen" and risking your dollars being diverted to anti-Catholic entities.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Pro-Abort Acid Reflux Syndrome

Yes, this dread condition exists!  How do I know?  Why, I have seen such an individual who is afflicted with this malady.  I don't know his name so I'll call him "Mr Belcher" for reasons soon to be apparent.  Quite often the poor soul walks by us on Saturday mornings.  He looks towards us, and then the unfortunate fellow lets out with a loud burp.  This has happened several times now.  How distressing it must be for him!  Something tells me that he isn't the only victim of this disease.

So how does this sickness develop?  Is it because the afflicted ones have to swallow so much intellectual and moral bile that their very digestive systems rebel from such an insult?  Or maybe it's because they are truly trying to articulate their position, and all they can do is belch forth fetid gases.  That would make sense since the intellectual justification for baby-murder is nothing more than noxious vapors anyway.

We realize that by our very presence in front of these mills, we are offering much needed rebuke to any passers-by who favor the murder of tiny children.  The First Spiritual Work of Mercy is "Rebuke the Sinner".  When confronted with the truth, one only has two possible reactions: acceptance or rejection.  Mr. Belcher seems to be rejecting the truth, but burps are all that he can muster.  While he is still on this side of the grave, we pray that he repents of his support for baby-murder and for any personal involvement in that sin that there might be.

In the meantime, he might want to buy some Rolaids or Tums.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

For Your July 4th Considerations

Today we celebrate the day when the United States declared its independence from England in 1776.  Much has happened between then and now, and much of that has been troubling.  We have lost our spiritual moorings, Catholics as much as anyone else.

We celebrate freedom as though it's a license to satisfy every whim and fancy that we might concoct.  However, Catholics need look no further than the Liturgy of the Hours that priests and religious are obliged to pray daily.  Many laity do so as well.  During Morning Prayer, or Lauds, we pray the prophesy that St Zachary uttered after he bestowed the name "John" on his son, St. John the Baptist.  It is called the Benedictus.  Read it.  I'll bring over the pertinent passage below:

This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hands of our enemies, free to worship him without fear, holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.

God gave us our freedom so that we would worship Him and be holy and righteous in His sight.  All the other benefits are secondary.  However, we have forgotten our obligation to give Him due worship and obedience, squandering our patrimony on our own silly and often wanton cravings.  Our nation is ejecting Him from its life.  Unless we as a nation turn and repent, we will experience the awful consequences of our rebellion. When we reject Him, we also reject His protection and blessings.

I've written on these themes durinng previous Independence Days.  I've quoted 2 Chronicles 7:14.  Pursuant to that, I went to Mass this morning and was heartened to see the church almost full.  The homily was another matter.  The homilist spoke of Thomas Jeffferson and his deist beliefs.  He relayed that towards the end of his life, Jefferson received a plea from a Christian man urging his conversion.  Jefferson replied that he hoped we'd all get to heaven in our own ways.  The homilist approved that attitude of Jefferson's.  Ladies and gentlemen, that is indifferentism - not to be lauded from the pulpit.  One of the ways that we are to obey God is to preach the Gospel and seek conversions.  Jefferson's friend was apparently striving to be obedient to that command and was politely rebuffed by Jefferson.  While we can hope that Jefferson repented, we cannot indulge in indifferentism ourselves.  Indifferentism is one of the sins that is killing the Church and nation, and it's particularly egregious when committed by Catholic clergy, who are especially tasked with saving souls.

Meanwhile, with the time that each of us still has, let us continue to pray, receive the Sacraments and obey Our Lord.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

One Year After The McCarrick Revelations

If we learned anything from the recent dog-and-pony extravaganza that the US bishops threw for themselves in Baltimore last month, it's that they don't intend to change one thing about their conduct of Church affairs.  Of course I'm speaking primarily of how they cover for their confreres who just happen to be serial homosexual predators.

Father Gerald Murray (one of the Papal Posse featured on The World Over) penned a piece for LifeSiteNews regarding that fact.  He pointed out that McCarrick is still residing in that Kansas priory.  We still don't know who's paying those expenses.  Even more troubling, we still don't know why he is living in such close proximity to young boys.  Yes, he's been laicized, but I'd be willing to bet that he agreed to "take one for the team" as long as he lives in relative comfort - as he might define "comfort".  It must also be borne in mind that he probably has some dirt on many prelates so they aren't willing to induce him into bean-spilling.  Thus he's allowed to live in comfort during his final years.  HOWEVER - if McCarrick doesn't repent and do serious reparation, he won't be at all comfortable in his eternity.

Father Murray.also touches on Bishop Bransfield and why Lori is pussy-footing with that investigation.  Lori had his name expunged from a report that revealed that he received money from Bransfield.  Only when "caught with his hand in the cookie jar" did Lori issue a rambling mea culpa.  More and more, Lori is looking like he is very much compromised.  That would explain his complete disregard for the gay-related crap emanating from St Matthew's on Loch Raven Blvd.

Below we see Michael Voris interview four men fighting this filth, including James Grein, who had been abused by McCarrick for decades as a boy and young man.  We like them, need to shine the light on this rot so that it can be purged.

Monday, July 1, 2019

More Catholics Standing Up- NJ Catholics Protest Pride Mass

While it is enraging to read of a Catholic Church being profaned by its own pastor, it is also heart-warming to see Catholics stepping out of their comfort zones to confront such evils.  Church Militant said that Cardinal Joseph Tobin did nothing.  I believe that's not the case.  Knowing Tobin's disgusting relationships with gays in the past, I'd be willing to bet that Cardinal Tobin was cheering on the blasphemies and sacrileges that must have happened during that "Mass".  One hopes that the priest conducting the mass had no intention of consecrating the host during the debacle, preventing a real Host from being profaned.

Anyway, let's see more of what those praying Catholics did outside of Our Lady of Grace and St Joseph in Hoboken.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Raymond Arroyo On The Amazon Sin-nod And Other Matters

Here is Thursday's episode of The World Over.  Arroyo discusses the upcoming sin-nod with Edward Pentin and Damian Thompson.  Other topics are discussed, such as the UK bishops' silence in the wake of that attempted forced abortion in England.  Mention is made of a website created by the Society for Tradition, Family And Property.  It is called panamazonsynodwatch.com.  It may well be worth a visit from time to time.

The Left Faking And Exploiting The Rio Grande Drowning

All left-wing pundits and progressive bishops are going ballistic over the drowning deaths of a border-crasher and his little girl.  Some have gone so far as to blame President Trump when, at most, the child had been on US soil for a few minutes.  To be sure, their deaths were sad, but not both were victims.  The child was - of her parents' stupidity and lawlessness.

Louis Verrichio of AKA Catholic has some thoughts on the whole scenario and the picture that has succeeded in causing rational thought in the left to be even more addled than usual.  I invite you to take a look at it and to ponder the very existence of the photograph.  How indeed did that photographer just happen to stumble on that sad scene?  If indeed it was a coincidence (mighty far-fetched), wouldn't a responsible, truly caring response be to ascertain the condition of the two before snapping pictures?  For all this person knew, maybe they were still able to be assisted.

If anyone lacked compassion and decency here, it was the left-wing media who probably positioned their corpses face-down in the water for cheap photo-ops.  It is they who exploited and yes, victimized, the two dead people for the sake of their own insipid narratives.  I'm sure that fact is not entirely lost on the progressive bishops, so the shame of that exploitation lies on their heads as well.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Maryland Catholic Hierarchy Fleeing From Gay Nazis?

Both of these Maryland-based stories are from LifeSiteNews.

In the first, we see that the State of Maryland put a private Christian school, located in Baltimore, in its crosshairs.  Because the school, Bethel Christian Academy, correctly teaches that God designed marriage to be between one biological man and one biological woman (see how I have to spell it out?), parents could no longer use school vouchers to send their children to that school.  Mind you, the school makes no distinction among prospective students in terms of "gender identity".  They simply teach God's truth.  They are filing suit and are represented by Alliance Defending Freedom.  What I failed to detect in the LifeSiteNews piece is any indication of support from the Catholic hierarchy, specifically from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  Why?

Let's now shift focus to St. Mary's County.  In Lexington Park, there was a "drag queen story hour" occurring on the Feast of Corpus Christi.  An intrepid group of Christians came to protest the sleaze session.  It turns out that there were more Christians there than were attendees of the poof-production.  Regrettably there was only one Catholic priest, and he hailed from Charles County.  Why were no priests from St. Mary's County on hand?

It seems like those in the Maryland Catholic hierarchy are afraid of the gay cartel - or they are in cahoots with them. I would love to be proven incorrect.  Please - if anyone hears of the bishops taking action regarding either of these situations, or that of dissident parishes participating in "pride" parades (that means you, Father Joseph Muth!), please advise in the com boxes.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Trekking Through The Amazon Instrumentum

We continue our agonizing and penitential slog through the Instrumentum Laboris of the upcoming debacle known as the Amazon Sin-nod.  Last week I finished paragraph 13.  Paragraph 14 lays out a bunch of hypothetical threats to the peoples of the Amazon.  Read it and notice what is missing.  Where are the threats to the eternal salvation of those people (and the rest of humanity for that matter)?  The Church's primary mission is the eternal salvation of souls.  So where is the concern about faulty catechesis?  Where is the concern about false religions and idolatry?  Oh, wait!  According to paragraph 13, they are supposed to be "in relation to various spiritual forces"!  So this papal plop promotes sins against the First Commandment?  Moving along to paragraph 15, we see that it is considered a "threat" that the people might abandon ancient idolatries.  My goodness!  Was that the attitude of St Patrick when, at his preaching, the Irish ceased their druidic human sacrifices?

Please take a gander at this precious gem from paragraph 17:


"We are" what??!!?  No, we are created in the image and likeness of God, with intellect and will.  We are not just some hobgob of stuff from the material order.  As far as this "cut the veins of our Mother Earth, that's a new one.  The earth is not "our mother".  It is, at best, silly to personify a planet.  For the next several paragraphs one will read ad nauseum the most poetic bewailing of the supposed evils wrought by mankind against the environment.  In other words, it's the quintessential envirowhacko screed.

The themes change a bit at paragraph 28.  The Amazon is now in a "period of grace", you see!  It's because of this "Synod of the Amazon"!  There's going to be "a mutual dialog among all the people of God"!  Let us thank that same God that they didn't see fit to include "the various spiritual forces" in the dialog!

According to paragraph 30, this dialog "aligns with a journey that began with the (surprise!) the Second Vatican Council"!  Taa-daa!  As all progressives know, Church history just didn't exist before the Second Vatican Council!  Prior to that, it was all triumphalist rubbish!  All the saints, doctors of the Church, worldwide preaching of the Gospel, Our Lord's mission for the Church - fudget about it already!  Yes, I am being sarcastic, but I fear my interpretation of paragraph 30 is a tad too accurate for comfort.

I understand that last evening's Democrat candidates' debate was quite a farce.  So tell me - which is the most banal of the two?  This document or the debates?  Please opine in the com-boxes!

Perversion Equals Satanic

Want proof?  Behold!  By the way - this occurred in a public library, funded in part by tax dollars.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Gay Mafia In The MD/DC Church

Last week Archbishop Vigano revealed in an interview that while he was nuncio, he received numerous complaints regarding Msgr Walter Rossi, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC.  He allegedly preyed upon male students of the Catholic University of America, where the Shrine is located.  The LifeSiteNews article details Rossi's connections with now-disgraced Bishop Bransfield, as well as McCarrick and Wuerl.

Archbishop Vigano made reference to George Neumayr.  The latter wrote that Rossi suggested group sex to young men who rewarded those who submitted to him and persecuted those who didn't.  Several years ago, Rossi had Neumayr's name and face put on some sort of Shrine security notice and barred him from the premise.  No reason was ever given.  While that action is allowable at civil law, it isn't allowable at canon law.

This past Sunday on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Neumayr attempted to attend Mass and participate in the Corpus Christi procession.  He was spotted and ordered to leave.  Church Militant tried to follow up with the Shrine staff.  As a demonstration of what the Gay Mafia church really means by "transparency", the questions were stonewalled.

It's worth noting that now-disgraced Bishop Bransfield, embroiled in his own scandals, is a predecessor of Rossi's.  Allegedly he's being investigated by Archbishop Lori.  But Lori is a busy man - busy about the wrong things.  He and many other left-wing prelates are actively trying to undermine President Trump's efforts to deport border crashers as we see from this piece on the Archdiocese of Baltimore's site.

Please take note of several details.  First, through this "parish id program", we see that the archdiocese will be giving aid and comfort to those who are willfully flouting US immigration laws.  Second, this Brooks woman is slandering the men and women of ICE, characterizing their efforts as "domestic terrorism".  Because the ADB published her remarks with no disclaimer, we can logically assume that they partake in her guilt of slander.  Father Lewandowski takes it a step further by blustering that ICE "has to go through me first".  It must also be noted that Brooks is a member of BUILD (all in the blue shirts).  A simple google search of them reveals that they are an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation, founded by Saul Alinsky himself.

So there you have it.  Lori is dealing with Bransfield.  He continues to let Father Joseph Muth and his gay-rights cronies run amok at St Matthew's Church (I believe they marched in the Baltimore Pride parade again).  So now he's thumping his chest over illegals?  Or is he just hankering after some of those Catholic Charity dollars?

Right now things are looking rather sordid in the leadership of both the Archdioceses of Washington and Baltimore.  We will keep you abreast as you keep the church in your prayers.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

He Refused To Kneel Again

Today, the Feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis refused to kneel again.  See here.

Also today in Rome a 3.7 magnitude earthquake happened.

Coincidence?  I think not!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Washington Diocese! Boycott Peter's Pence Collection Tomorrow!

I trust by now you've seen my first account (along with those of others) of the latest insults being wrought against the Faith and the salvation of souls vis-a-vis the plans for the Amazon sin-nod this coming October.  Below I'll post a video on the analysis done by Raymond Arroyo and friends.  Complicit Clergy rightly suggests a boycott of the Peter's Pence collection.  We should contribute directly to truly worthwhile charities and not risk one cent of our hard-earned money being used to promote devil-worship.  They state that the collection is June 30.  However, for the Archdiocese of Washington, that collection will happen tomorrow.  Instead of money, please jot a note explaining why a contribution to Peter's Pence cannot be considered "supporting the work of the Church" as stipulated in the Six Precepts of the Church.

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Amazon Sin-Nod - Full Of Disaster

The USCCB circus is over, but the undermining of Holy Mother Church is continuing apace.  A rather huge insult to the Faith will occur at an Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in the Amazon this coming October.  Rorate Caeli has obtained the full English version of the Instrumentum Laboris of this thing.  If you click on that square with the arrow pointing to the upper right corner, you'll be able to download it to your machines.

I've seen analyses of the thing and you might wish to read them.  But do read the document yourselves.  So far I've gotten through 13 paragraphs and already I see that it is chock-full of heresies.  In many cases, the problems are what is not said.  For instance, paragraph 11 starts by saying "Jesus offers life to the full", but says exactly zero-zip-nada about eternal life.  The lack of mention of eternity is an implicit instruction to deny its reality and to belittle the importance of preparing for said life.  In paragraphs 12 & 13, we see blather about the "good life" being about relationships between a whole plethora of things in no particular order; included in that is God and "various spiritual forces".  Of course God is not given primacy of place in this thing.  One wonders just what the hell are these "various spiritual forces"?  Hint!  There is a reason why I used the word "hell"in that sentence!  These two paragraphs are noting short of an ode to pantheism and possibly devil worship.

Let's take a look at one of the driving forces behind this document.  He is Bishop Erwin Krautler, prelate of Xingu.  He wrote a large part of this document.  LifeSiteNews has some disturbing revelations regarding his most un-Catholic beliefs.  One of them has to do with conversion.  He said "no longer is the fastest possible formal conversion to Christianity by baptism at the center of the Church’s work for the Indians, but an inculturation that asks which traces God also left in the natural religions."   That's odd.  At the end of Matthew's Gospel, we see Jesus commanding His apostles to baptize.  I see nothing about "inculteration".  Perhaps he thinks Jesus' commands are archaic (I'm NOT being facetious).   Well, one of these delightful indigenous traditions is infanticide.  What does he say about that?  He wouldn't punish the murders but favors "convincing the people, with pastoral patience, that the culturally prescribed death of a child is anachronistic and undercuts their own strategy of life."  Pastoral patience!  Just what kind of "pastoral patience" would he practice if he came across one such murder occurring?  Maybe we don't want to go there!  Of course he favors married priests, for which the document shills.

Cardinal Burke sees the dangers and warns us of the relaxation of the discipline of continence for priests of the Amazon.  He points out that bishops of Germany will petition the pope for the abolition of that discipline in Germany if he grants it for Amazon clergy.  By the way - who else noticed that this prelate of Xingu has a German name?

Getting back to the pantheism and occult, we see thm being positively lauded in paragraph 75, where it says, "the family is where one learns to live in harmony,..in dialogue with the spirits".  The Church positively forbids the dangerous practice of communicating with spirits.  This is tantamount to spiritual suicide.

I will close this post, but will follow up with others as I read it and as others comment on the document.  I urge my readers to study this thing for themselves, to educate themselves regarding the bile that is emanating from the Vatican these days.  Just bear in mind that this is not a document worthy of the Catholic Church, but a pantheistic, envirowhacko screed.

Of course be lifting Holy Mother Church in prayer during your Rosaries.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

We Need More Of This Sort Of Action

Kudos to the members of "500 Moms Strong" and their supporters for taking a stand against perverts using our tax dollars to feed spiritual poison to our children.  At the very least, they made the drag queens and their sycophants uncomfortable in their mortal sins.

Mount St Mary's Careens Towards Decadance

Last month we had to picket the commencement at Mount St. Mary's owing to the fawning that they heaped upon pro-abortion Mark Shriver.  They have had other problems.  Now, via their alumni magazine, they are formally cooperating with the mortal sin of sodomy as committed by two of their graduates.

Two Mount graduates, currently engaging in perversion, are about to make a mockery of the Sacrament of Matrimony.  The Mount is assisting them in announcing their "engagement" just as they would the engagement of a man and woman.

The Church recognizes nine ways in which we can cooperate in sin, and thus partake in that sin.  That cooperation can either be remote or proximate, formal or informal.  I would think that printed praise of sodomy in their official publication is both formal and proximate cooperation in mortal sin on the part of Mount officials who instigated and allowed that praise.  They most likely share in the guilt of the sins of sodomy and sacrilege committed by those two alumni.

The LifeSiteNews article has embedded therein a letter of protest from an alumna of the Mount.  She spoke out against the sin, exercising the Spiritual Work of Mercy known as "rebuking the sinner".  Now the question remains, "what will you and I do about it?" We do not have the moral option to just shrug our shoulders and ignore the matter.

Monday, June 17, 2019

A Monstrous Agenda Comes Into Focus

Today Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute outlined how Pope Francis is promoting goals espoused by communists.  Hichborn focuses much on the so-called "sustainable development goals".  I have published similar things on my blog, noting how the pope, in various documents, actually calls for one-world government and population control; the latter is code-talk for contraception and abortion.

Well, in order to advance a socialistic one-world government where the government is seen as the master that meets all needs, one must try to usurp the One True God and His Church.  That is done effectively by undermining her teachings and traditions.  We see today that the pope is taking pot-shots at priestly celibacy and tinkering with the order of Mass.  We've seen how Amoris Laetitia  insinuates the idea that adulterers can receive Holy Communion. 

Of course, at the beginning of his papacy we saw his disregard for ceremonial traditions such as the papal slippers, the apartments, etc.  Ladies and gentlemen, while these things seem minor, they are traditions that link the current occupant of Peter's chair to a legacy and responsibility that far transcends what might be his own preferences.  Pope Francis thumbed his nose at these.  Now we see that these so-called minor snubs were only precursors to much more dangerous problems.

I hope that by now, most thinking people have their eyes wide open.  Let us pray and be prepared to speak out.

The Vatican Mafia Takes Off Its Remaining Kid Gloves

First, click on the video to play the music.  It will lend appropriate ambiance to the news that which I shall relate below the video.



In a manner that would do any Mafia don proud, the pope recently told his ambassadors not to criticize him "behind his back".  No doubt he alluded to Archbishop Vigano, who tried to approach him personally (much like the dubia cardinals) but was ignored.

So what's with all this "collegiality" talk?  Has his "bishop of Rome" schtick been a cheap public relations stunt?  Probably so.  It now appears that the pope is being more upfront about his real agenda.  The lovable persona is being laid aside now and it has become more clear that he is implementing his real goals.  The next post will discuss these.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Thus End Another USCCB Dog And Pony Show

I concluded my previous post about the USCCB gab-fest with a question for which I believe we now have an answer, and a rather unsurprising one at that.  With a handful of exceptions, they are about the deconstruction of the Faith, the transformation of the Church into a shill for "social justice", i.e. anti-God socialism.  I won't analyze all the insults to the Faith that have just happened, lest I be here till doomsday doing all that.  I will summarize.

Cardinal Cupich flat out tried to defend his utter disregard for Canon 915.  His lame excuse?  "Sanctions..don't change anybody's minds".  Do you see what is completely omitted from his thinking?  He disregards his responsibility to protect the Blessed Sacrament from sacrilege and to keep these unrepentant pro-aborts from burdening their souls with yet another mortal sin, that of sacrilege against the Blessed Sacrament.

The bishops ostensibly had as a major point of their agenda (the one that didn't even mention Jesus Christ) the mechanisms by which they purport to address the sex abuse crisis.  If you're looking for a list of new and innovative actions that they'll be taking, there isn't any list for there are no real changes.  The bishops will continue to police themselves.  It's the same-old-same-old.  Surprise!

Ah, but there is one change, one that will ensconce heresy into the American catechism.  They are going to tweek it to refer to the pope's erroneous statement that the death penalty is "inadmissible".  Nope!  The Church, in her entire history, has always acknowledged that the death penalty is a legitimate means by which the state can protect its citizens.  No pope can say what Tradition deemed right centuries ago is now a moral wrong.  Make no mistake.  This death penalty stunt is their chosen trial balloon.  Since many good Catholics are adverse to it, the Vatican believes they will put up little resistance to this one little tinkering with Church teaching.  They reason that if they can get away with this heresy, that the acceptance of other heresies will be easier to get faithful Catholics to swallow.

I guess they are implementing Hitler's addage: "If you repeat a lie often enough, they will believe it."  Our job is to make sure that doesn't happen.  I'm posting below a Vortex regarding the Church hierarchy and their attempt to continue the lies.  Of course Church Militant isn't the lone organization pursuing truth.  There are others, such as Lepanto Institute, Remnant TV, LifeSiteNews and quite a few others.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Faithful Catholics, Stop Sitting On Your Hands

The video below was posted by Randall Terry, reporting on his recent confrontations with rabidly pro-abortion CINO Joe Biden.  As most know, Biden is one of quite a few pro-abortion Democrats (a redundancy) running for President.  In his video, Terry states the reasons for his protest and encourages others to do the same.

As I watched this, I couldn't help but recall our action against Mark Shriver at Mount St Mary's last month.  Of all the faithful Catholic laity that I know exist in Maryland, only nine of us showed up - me and eight young men from the American Society of Tradition, Family and Property.  Now I realize that quite a few faithful Catholics were in front of abortuaries as they usually are on Saturday mornings.  I speak not to them for they are in fact speaking against evil in other venues.  They too find their numbers to be small.

I tried to drum up support for the Mount effort but at best the responses were "well, maybe".  Those "well maybes" turned into no-shows.  Ladies and gentlemen, please understand that while prayer is necessary and crucial, it is NOT sufficient.  In fact, I daresay that if one prays for the culture of life but yet refuses to step out of his/her comfort zone to engage in street activism, political action or just speaking publicly, then his/her prayers aren't worth the spit produced in the utterances, for they value their comfort over God's will.  It is they who need repentance as much as abortion supporters.  If you are going to repent, don't just go to confession (although that's advisable) but get out of your comfort zones and do something.  The next 40 Days campaign would be an excellent start.  Now the video.


Friday, June 14, 2019

Useless Gabfest In Baltimore

Yes, the USCCB is having its semi-annual swanky gum-flap session in Baltimore as I type this.  I just learned this a few days ago; usually their November meeting is in Baltimore and their June meeting is elsewhere in the country.  I wonder what prompted this venue switch?

At any rate they are in Baltimore and they are trying to carry on as though it's business as usual.  There are rumblings of some common sense - not much, but not non-existent.  Bishop Robert Baker of Birminghan noted that in the "strategic priorities" and "emphasis areas" documents that were distributed to the bishops contained not one mention of the name of Jesus Christ.  Oh, pish-posh!  How neo-pelagean of him!  Is Bishop Baker clinging to ashes of the past?  Goodness!  Enough sarcasm.  Bishop Baker is correct.  They are bishops of the One True Church founded by Jesus Christ.  How can it be that a key document of an ostensibly Catholic gathering doesn't once mention the words "Jesus Christ"?  Anyway, Bishop Baker's point received no acknowledgment from Archbishop Vigneron.

Likewise ignored was Bishop Strickland, when he stated that the bishops needed to hold CINO pro-abortion politicians accountable.  Again, the response to his point was crickets.  In reality, I think some of these prelates were seething at him for he politely called out their boot-licking for what it is.

So here we have it.  Two bishops made rather modest suggestions on how the US bishops could actually act as bishops, and the response to both was crickets.  They also had no word of rebuke for Cardinal Wuerl, who was caught lying multiple times.  So just what are they jabber-jawing about in Baltimore anyway?  For what are they squandering thousands of dollars this week?

Monday, June 10, 2019

Five Prelates Issue Declaration Of Truths To Counter Common Heresies

Some of the heresies being addressed have been ginned up by Pope Francis.  The five prelates are:
  • Cardinal Raymond Burke
  • Cardinal Janis Pujats
  • Archbishop Tomash Peta
  • Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga
  • Bishop Athanasius Schneider
LifeSiteNews links to the official Declaration, as well as a petition to be signed in support of these five prelates.  Church Militant also has commentary.  It can be asked "where are the rest of the prelates of the Church?"  Well, consider that many of these prelates are not merely cowards, but they have drawn their long knives against these five prelates (and other faithful bishops such as Bishop Paprocki).

At any rate, we welcome this news as we learn that Pope Francis et al have all but wiped out another traditional order of sisters, these being the Little Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer.  Most have been relieved of their vows for not bowing to the modernistic dictates of Sister Mary Pantsuit.  Of course that's not her real name; I don't know it and that's just as well, I suppose.

So how did these sisters find themselves in progressive cross-hairs?  Well, among their high crimes and misdemeanors they engaged in (Wait for it!  This is an exact quote) "too much prayer", and being "unmoving" in fidelity to their order's charism.

The pope also let loose at Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini because the latter is enforcing common-sense immigration policies.  The pope went so far as to compare him to Cain murdering Abel.  The pope both insulted and slandered Salvini.

I and many others pray that this latest Declaration of Truth will wake some people up regarding the evil that has overtaken the Vatican.