Actually, this "penance service" is rather old and comes to us, courtesy of Earth First (a rather destructive bunch). It seems that their errors are being used as sanctimonious cloaks to mask "one-world-government" agendas of the progressives, from Soros right over to the pope. So here it is, coming to a Church near you!
Father Scott Nolan of St Stephen parish in the Diocese of Grand Rapids (MI) denied Holy Communion to an openly lesbian judge. The judge's name is Sara Smolenski and she is the chief judge of the Kent County District Court; she and her accomplice in perversion are pretending that they are "married" with the help of civil courts. Fr. Nolan advised her in private that she was living a sinful lifestyle. Still, she presented herself for Holy Communion. Father, in obedience to Canon 915, denied her Communion. Immediately Smolenski took to mainstream media to pout about the matter and to gin up opposition to Father Nolan simply because the latter acted like an actual Catholic priest.
Long-time readers of this blog will realize why this story immediately caught my eye. Over seven years ago in my own parish, just as Lent 2012 was getting underway, Father Guarnizo likewise denied Holy Communion to another flaming lesbian. One just has to go into this blog's archives circa March 2012 to get an idea of the situation. The mainstream media likewise jumped all over that story and it even caught international attention. The two situations are similar in many respects, but differ in one key, striking manner.
Reading through Fr Guarnizo's story, one will see that the Archdiocese of Washington acted immediately to evict Fr Guarnizo from the Archdiocese. I've no doubt that they would have suspended him as a priest, had it not been for the fact that he's incardinated in another diocese. While the situation was unfolding, I thought that the chancery's actions were simply the result of cowardice and wanting to toady to the politically correct and powerful. At the time, McCarrick was still a cardinal and bishop emeritus of the DC archdioecese, and Wuerl held the helm. Over the past few years, we've come to understand that McCarrick was himself a serial gay predator and that Wuerl was covering for him. Those revelations shine quite a different light on their attitude towards Fr Guarnizo. I think they ousted him because his presence and actions seared their own sick and guilty consciences.
Father Nolan is blessed to have the support of his bishop, Bishop David Walkowiak. He released a statement saying that Father Nolan acted correctly. He stated that while the Church accepts its members, that it expects of its members adherence to the Church's teachings. He did so by quoting (of all things) Amoris Laetitia.
Here is the contact information for the parish. Please call and/or email Father to express support. You can bet your bottom dollar that the gay nazis are out in force against him, just as they drew their long knives against Father Guarnizo seven years ago. Here is the diocese's contact information, along with their statement regarding Father Nolan. Thank Bishop Walkowiak for supporting his priest.
In addition to voicing support for both Father Nolan and Bishop Walkowiak, there is other action that we as the Church Militant must take. It seems that this broad Smolenski has had her long knives pointed at Father Nolan previously. From LifeSiteNews we read that she tried to get Father ousted as chaplain for the Catholic Lawyers' Association of Western Michigan. When those in mortal sin refuse to repent of said sins, they hate with a passion anyone who dares to suggest that they need to repent. They think that by hurting the truth-tellers that they can justify their filth and perversion. Witness how the murderers of St Stephen the First Martyr covered their ears as he spoke.
Here is the website for the district courthouse in which she sits as judge. I for one think it highly unethical that she is using her public position as a platform from which she can launch her attacks against a Catholic priest who was acting according to his responsibilities. Of course be polite but also be firm. For her own good, we cannot allow her attacks to go on without any rebuke to her.
A few months ago the pope announced that he was changing the catechism to declare the death penalty to be inherently immoral. I wrote some pieces to explain why his attempt is itself the evil of heresy. I needn't rehash them; see here and here.
From the Vatican News website we read that the pope is planning to add yet two other sins: the use of nuclear weapons and the possession of nuclear weapons. Well, I for one am glad that these are sins that I won't have to confess. I, like all the other Great Unwashed, simply can't run over to the hardware store and stock up on those things. I know Home Depot doesn't carry them. But enough of the well-deserved sarcasm.
Of course he bloviated in Japan. Now if he said those things while wagging his finger under the nose of Kim Jong-Un or Xi Jinping, then I might be impressed. The fact is, as long as the bad guys have them, we need to have them too. That balance of power is necessary to discourage nuclear attacks. That's common sense. But progressive folk seem to be bereft of common sense. Either that or they really want to force western civilization into a subservient position. Given other recent actions of this Vatican, I believe it's the latter.
I anticipate that soon we'll hear that the use and possession of plastic straws is sinful, warranting its own addition to the catechism.
A few days ago while in Bangkok, the pope called for an "integral humanism", a "cooperation between religions". Why? Because he's concerned about "our common home". Notice a few things:
The sole focus on the world of the "here and now", with no mention whatsover of eternal realities such as the Last Four Things
Not one mention of Jesus Christ and the need to conversion to the One True Faith
Religious indifferentism, treating all religions as though they are equal in importance and value. That is utterly false since the Roman Catholic Church has been entrusted with the Sacraments and the Deposit of Faith.
Lastly there is that word "humanism". The Gloria article states that the meaning of the term "integral humanism" is unclear. I think it's meaning is frighteningly clear. Moreover, I think the pope knows its meaning too. For starters, let's look at the American Humanist Association. At the top left of the main page, look at its tagline: "Good Without God". The astute reader will look at that tagline and realize the inherent problem. That is, without God, who or what defines what is good? It has a subpage that offers various definitions of humanism. Among them is one proffered by the Humanist Society of Western New York. Notice the second sentence. According to them, humanists believe that this is the only life of which we have knowledge and that we "owe it to ourselves" to make it the best life for ourselves and others with whom we share "this fragile planet". With that last sentence in mind, does that not shed some light on the pope's complete silence regarding God and eternal life?
Several months ago, Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego spoke on similar themes at the World Meeting of Popular Movements. My blogging colleague at Cal-Catholic.com published some exerpts that deserve some special emphasis, owing to their inimical content. McElroy yapped and yammered about "our common home" (buzz term alert!) He also stated that the US economy "must be contained within a big government juridical structure" for "wealth is a common heritage". This is socialism, rooted in the same atheistic foundations as humanism. Here is a brief synopsis detailing why socialism is sinful. Here's a list of previous popes condemning socialism.
All this and more is just part and parcel of the progressive/masonic attempt to establish a one-world government devoid of God, a secular utopia if you will. Both the Roman Catholic Church and the United States stand as clear obstacles to that establishment and thus the progressives strive to undermine the Church and the US. In this current pope they have a willing accomplice. That is not the case for the United States - for now.
Last week's abysmal mess of a "bishops' meeting" in Baltimore should have given you ample reason to boycott any national collection by the USCCB. In fact, reasons to boycott the CCHD collection have always proliferated. Yet now even more scandal is brought to light.
In the clip below, Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute reveals his latest findings regarding abuse of Catholic donations. You will notice towards the end that he admits the possibility that the bishops aren't merely lovable bumpkins who are naive regarding the usage of the CCHD money. Many of them are in fact in cahoots with the leftists who want to tear down the Faith and western civilization. I have seen it too often in the Archdiocese of Washington. As a sidewalk counselor in this area, I now have reason to believe that the chancery has been working to undermine our efforts on the sidewalks over the years; consider who the prelates have been and the myriad of scandals surrounding them. But I digress.
This is a long clip but well worth your time in watching it. Around the 1:15:00 mark, Hichborn and Marshall discuss ways in which we can take action - and yes, they involve leaving our comfort zones.
Most dioceses will have their collections this coming weekend. This collection should be boycotted completely. As part of acting proactively, I'd suggest going to this post and printing off the envelope stuffer at the bottom. Sign it and put that in your envelope in lieu of money. Here are other posts to read. This report goes more into the sordid origins of the CCHD.
Through Eugenio Scalfari (again!), the pope stated his wish that the United States would give up its national sovereignity and submit to a one-world government. It's for our own good, of course! Lest anyone think that this is another bogus quote (and the Scalfari quotes have yet to be proven bogus), recall that the pope is on record as saying on September 11 that "we must obey international institutions" and "that is why the United Nations was created".
I post below a Vortex on the matter, but below that will have additional comments.
Is the United States perfect? By no means. But then what civic government ever was? I think it's highly ironic that the US is being attacked by all kinds of unbalanced people from both extremes. I dealt with the right-wing version of this nonsense this past Sunday. Given all the alternatives that currently exist, the US model is superor to them all. At the very least, the US stands as a safeguard against the one-world malevolence being spewed by leftists. The US stands in peril because of its embrace of baby-slaughter and sexual perversions - one reason among many why we must pray our Rosaries. We pray them not only for the US but for civilization at large and for our poor Church that is being ill-served by progressives within the papacy and high eschelons of power.
Six days ago, it was announced that 100 Catholic clergy and scholars have signed a petition that calls Pope Francis to repentance for facilitating the pachamama worship in various Churches in Rome. The list of signatories is growing.
Could that be a reason why the pope has compared conservatives to nazis? This happened at a meeting of the International Association of Penal Law. He laid into capitalism (but said nothing of socialism, if you'll notice), "ecological sins", the death penalty and so on. By the way - for an excellent treatment of capital punishment, see what the late Fr John Hardon had to say on the matter.
Speaking of "ecological sins", he is contemplating the addition of those faux-sins to the catechism. He calls them "sins against our common home". As several theologians have pointed out, one can sin only against God and those created in His image and likeness. This isn't just sloppy theology, I suspect he is engaging in erroneous personification of the planet, and perhaps seguing into deification of the same. Additionally, no one can simply proclaim the existence of a new set of "sins". Either a given action was always a sin or it isn't now. The earth was given to us by God for our usage, and we must be careful stewards of the earth, both to honor God and to preserve it for the use of other persons. The earth, as an impersonal entity, has no inherent claim on the solicitude of man for its own sake.
Perhaps the statement of that previous paragraph (and others uttered by many faithful Catholics) is why the pope is now railing against us. He is trying to cow us into silence. We cannot let that happen.
As promised yesterday, I post below the video of Mr. Tschugguel's talk given in Virginia this past Tuesday. I made some preliminary remarks, and my blogging colleagues at Les Femmes, who also attended, issued their commentary.
Both Chriss and I, in our commentaries, mentioned that the establishment of a masonic "new world order" is the aim of progressives and their allies who have infiltrated our church, and even the papacy. We saw this in the reports coming from the USCCB meeting in Baltimore this week. The papal nuncio, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, ordered the US bishops to not only get themselves in line with the "magisterium of Pope Francis" but to ensure that we laity, we the Great Unwashed, fall lock-step in line.
The Les Femmes bloggers made mention of a favorite buzz-term of progressive Catholics: "social sin". They are correct in their treatment of it. One of the unspoken tenets of social sin is that personal sins, such as sins of the flesh, do not matter in their world view; neither do their resultant actions, especially the murder of babies. They flat-out contradict Our Lady of Fatima, who told the children that more souls go to hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reasons, but I digress.
A resolution was discussed Tuesday to emphasize the preeminince of pro-life voting in the bishops' voters' guide for the 2020 elections. Cardinal Cupich called for a downplaying of that resolution and was backed by Archbishop Gomez (newly elected USCCB president) and Bishop McElroy. They claimed that the downplaying was more in line with the "magisterium of Pope Francis". They are factually correct about that. Read the account here and watch the video; that such a matter was debated is its own disgrace. The bishops voted and the stronger, more direct language was maintained. However, 1/3 of the bishops, that is, 69 bishops, voted in support of Cupich's proposal. As you can see in the article, they voted to emphasize the "social sin" hooey over actual truth.
One thing that must be emphasized that as this "magisterium of Pope Francis" makes its ugly presence felt, that we must be prepared to resist it when it does. We must be prepared not to let abominations into our churches, be they idols, clowns, liturgical dancers, heresy from the pulpit. Of course we will pay some hefty costs. Are we prepared?
Last evening, November 12, I was fortunate to attend a presentation given by Alexander Tschugguel. He is, of course, the young man who cleansed that church in Rome that had been polluted by the pachamama idols. His talk was hosted by the Washington Bureau of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.
Tschugguel explained his reasons for his actions and went into more of the underpinnings behind the Amazon Synod. In brief, the synod was a step in the establishment of a one-world government that is, among other things, completely antithetical to Jesus Christ and His One True Church. They are advancing their causes under the covers of environmentalism and borderless societies. James Bascom, an official of the local TFP, made similar points in his remarks following Tschugguel's.
I recorded these two presentations and am in the midst of processing that footage. I should be able to post the video by tomorrow. The video was cut short simply because my camcorder battery was exhausted, but I believe the salient points were captured. Please watch the entire thing. What is discussed there is not just an interesting story of occurrences in Europe, but will have major impacts on your own parish. At this very moment, the US bishops are conducting their semi-annnual meeting in Baltimore, and they are being strong-armed into implementing the pope's progressive goals. Of course a goodly percentage of the bishops are on board with him anyway. I will have more on that tomorrow when I publish the video.
As part of my efforts to glean and report on events vital to the Church, I peruse Facebook. On it I encounter all sorts of people from the truly concerned fathful Catholic to clueless and obstinate people. Those people are what we call the "far left" and "far right". For the purpose of this post, I'll focus on the latter, for I think their spewings can cause the most confusion among other faithful Catholics who are trying to sort through the mess made by progressives throughout the years.
Every once in a while these "rad trads" will spew nonsense that hearkens to Catholic-sounding stuff that isn't really Catholic. For instance, they often will rail against free speech, claiming that "error has no rights". From then they will segue into the evils of the United States Constitution, particularly the First Amendment. They claim that the First Amendment is how the United States government gives approval for pornography and religious errors.
Let's look at the First Amendment. I'll quote it here, as it isn't too long.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
So where, oh where, is all this express allowance for pornography and the such? I don't see it. The Founding Fathers never insinuated that all speech is moral. They simply stated that it is not the role of Federal Government to decide those matters. The first 10 amendments are collectively known asa the Bill of Rights. Their primary function is to place limits on the powers of the Federal Government. That's it.
This same First Amendment means that these "rad trads" can spew such nonsense against their government, and not fear any reprisal. I'm sure that they take their free speech rights for granted. I'm also sure that this irony escapes them.
Then they'll whine on about the Constitution not being founded on Catholic principles. Well, of course it wasn't because Catholics have always been a minority in this country. Admittedly I would like to see more Catholicism in the Constitution. However, there is a way to fix that, and that is by amendment to the Constitution - a process put in place by those "evil" founding fathers. But that entails getting involved in US political processes, and here again is where "rad trads" engage in massive mental disconnects.
There are a few of them who actually hold to something called the "divine right of kings". Believing that ordinary citizens should have no say, they will rail against the heresy of Americanism. Yes, that actually is a heresy, but not what they think it is. They will cite Pope Leo XIII's letter to Cardinal Gibbons in 1899 titled Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae as their authority. Ok. I linked to it. Let's take a look at it. Leo is cautioning the US bishops against several specific matters:
The underlying principle of these new opinions is that, in order to more easily attract those who differ from her, the Church should shape her teachings more in accord with the spirit of the age and relax some of her ancient severity and make some concessions to new opinions. Many think that these concessions should be made not only in regard to ways of living, but even in regard to doctrines which belong to the deposit of the faith.
the confounding of license with liberty, the passion for discussing and pouring contempt upon any possible subject, the assumed right to hold whatever opinions one pleases upon any subject and to set them forth in print to the world, have so wrapped minds in darkness that there is now a greater need of the Church’s teaching office than ever before, lest people become unmindful both of conscience and of duty
From this disregard of the – angelical virtues, erroneously styled passive, the step was a short one to a contempt of the religious life which has in some degree taken hold of minds. That such a value is generally held by the upholders of new views, we infer from certain statements concerning the vows which religious orders take. They say vows are alien to the spirit of our times, in that they limit the bounds of human liberty; that they are more suitable to weak than ›o strong minds; that so far from making for human perfection and the good of human organization
Read the letter for yourselves. I see no indication that the pope was condemning our system of government outright (by the way, it is a constitutional republic, not a democracy). In fact he remained totally neutral on it as a system of civil government. He did NOT yap and yammer about the "divine right of kings".
One favorite bone of contention is about elections, and the fact that often very flawed men are running for the same office. In a given election, both candidates may support intrinsic evils, but to widely varying extents. Regardless of these facts, they simply refuse to vote, to participate in that election whatsoever. They claim that they cannot support evil, no matter how much "evil" is involved. They fail - or refuse to - acknowledge that a vote is not always about advocacy but can be simply damage control. I thought that such obstinacy was simply being simplistic, but the ferocity and bombastic stances that they take cause me to suspect that a good deal of virtue-signalling may be occuring. The most recent "case in point" was the 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. I've written much in the past to illustrate that it was a moral evil to deny Trump one's vote; I needn't rehash it all now as you can go to this collection of my previous posts.
I will now post a video done by Michael Matt of the Remnant TV. He points out that after this Amazon Synod, the masks are coming off the progressives in the Vatican - and that includes the pope. They are attempting to implement the Sustainable Develop goals of the United Nations, a dream of theirs for quite a while. They knew that they had some formidable obstacles that stood in the way of their "one world rule" goal. One of them was the Catholic Church so they worked for years to subvert it. This synod is a clear sign that they have the pope on their side. Another obstacle to them is the United States under the leadership of Donald Trump. They are now working to undermine him, as he is succeeding in his goals of strengthening the USA against its outside adversaries, making it less likely that the USA will swallow the "one world rule" mantra. That is why the progressive USCCB recently lamented Trump's decision to pull the US out of that insidious Paris Agreement. They aim to derail Trump's work.
Obviously they will want to defeat Trump in the 2020 elections. The progresives will pull no stops to do so. The real question is, will these #nevertrump "rad-trads" be able to see past their egotistic virtue-signaling, or will they be willing dupes of the progressives as they seek to remove one of their few obstacles to global dominance? Now the video follows..
Bishop Athanasius Schneider, who earlier extolled the heroism of Alexander Tschuguell and his friends for purging the Church of the heinous pachamama idols, has suggested that faithful Catholics everywhere pray the following prayer.
I reproduce the bishop's prayer below for your own prayerful use.
“Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, receive through the hands of the Immaculate Mother of God and Ever Virgin Mary from our contrite heart a sincere act of reparation for the acts of worship of wooden idols and symbols during the Synod for the Amazon, which occurred in Rome, the Eternal City, the heart of the Catholic world. Pour out in the heart of Our Holy Father Pope Francis, of the Cardinals, of the Bishops, of priests and lay faithful, your Spirit, who will expel the darkness of their minds, so that they might recognize the impiety of such acts, which offended your Divine majesty and offer to you public and private acts of reparation. Pour out in all members of the Church the light of the fullness and beauty of the Catholic Faith. Enkindle in them the burning zeal of bringing the salvation of Jesus Christ, true God and true man, to all men, especially the people in the Amazon region, who still are enslaved in the service of feeble material and perishable things, as the deaf and mute symbols and idols of “mother earth.” Enkindle the light of faith in those persons, especially in the persons of the Amazonian tribes who do not yet possess the liberty of the children of God, and who do not have the unspeakable happiness of knowing Jesus Christ and having in Him a participation in the life of your Divine nature. Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, you are the one true God, besides Whom there is no other god and no salvation, have mercy on your Church. Look especially upon the tears and contrite and humble sighs of the little ones in the Church. Look upon the tears and prayers of the little children, of the adolescents, of young men and young women, of the fathers and mothers of families and also of the true Christian heroes, who in their zeal for your glory and in their love for Mother Church threw into the water the symbols of abomination which defiled her. Have mercy on us: spare us, O Lord, parce Domine, parce Domine! Have mercy on us: Kyrie eleison! Amen.”
Please join me next Tuesday, November 12 (Sorrowful Mysteries) and next Wednesday, November 13 (Glorious Mysteries) to pray the Rosary outside the Marriott Waterfront Hotel where Bishops from across America will be having their Annual Fall Meeting.
Our intention is to honor Our Lady of America who, according to reliable sources, appeared numerous times to Sister Mildred Mary Neuzil in Rome City, Indiana. On September 26, 1956, Our Lady appeared to Sister Mildred holding a scale Model of the Shrine of The Immaculate Conception, then under construction in Washington, D.C. It was completed in 1959. Her request was that her sons and daughters dedicate themselves to living lives of Purity.
Her specific request was that her statue as she appeared to Sister Mildred be processed into the Shrine where it could be properly venerated. If that request was fulfilled, our Beloved America would become a Role Model for Purity around the World. Also, the miracles that would follow in America would exceed those of Fatima and Lourdes combined!
So please join myself, other PRO-LIFERS, and Catholic Media Coalition members both days, Tuesday and Wednesday, at 12:40 pm on the water front side of the Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore 21202.
On Wednesday, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas will tentatively lead us. We are trying to have another prominent Catholic Leader lead the Rosary on Tuesday. Come both days if you possibly can!
A few days ago, Taylor Marshall interviewed George Neumayr. A week or two prior to that interview, Neumayr attended a talk given by Fr. James Martin and was able, in a "q&a" session, to make Martin publicly squirm.
Many interesting things are said in the video below. I call your attention to remarks made at the 17:00 mark and at the 40:37 mark. Both men are remarking how the pope's tinkering with the Church's perennial teaching on the death penalty paved the way for other more recent insults to tradtion. I made the exact same point in several of my earlier posts over a year ago, particularly this oneand this one.
Then at the 39:57 mark, Neumayr states that we have to be willing to confront error head-on as he did with Martin. Gone are the days when we could just do with writing letters to ask prelates not to honor heretics, almost groveling in the process. We must be willing to make the evil-coddlers uncomfortable in their toadying. I'll most likely have more on that in a future post.
LifeSiteNews, with help of some of its Spanish-speaking staff, has translated the final Amazon synod document into English. We find it odd that the Vatican never published a complete English version although it did for the other major languages. Why? Well, you might be staring at one of the "reasons" right now! But I digress! Shall we resume?
LifeSiteNews has it right here and it links to a pdf version. I'd suggest you download that for safekeeping, if you get my drift. I've started to read this thing. The bulk of it is not much more than an apologetic screed for ecowhackoism and by extension, pantheism and one-world government. If one actually believed that crock, they might believe that the Amazon was a virtual "garden of eden" before the big bad western "colonizers" came along and stopped their human sacrifices, uh, worship.
You have to slog through quite a bit of pabulum before getting to overt heresy. That begins at paragraph 95 and continues through paragraph 103. This last paragraph is a non-too-subtle attempt to insinuate the idea of "female deacons" (that is in quotes because it's an oxymoron).
I'll end this post with a few questions, and you can answer in the comments section. Tell me the paragraphs in which the necessity for the sacraments and turning from personal sin is mentioned. Where is heaven and/or hell mentioned?
First, a little background regarding how the Human Rights Campaign and I have crossed swords over the years. In Montgomery County MD, I fought several pushes to advance the gay-nazi agenda: gay #mowwidge, allowing perverts to come into women's rest rooms, etc. After Father Guarnizo denied Holy Communion to the lesbian, they were instrumental in having him expelled from the Archdiocese of Washington. They were, and still are, major players in cramming the gay codswallop down our throats.
Today LifeSiteNews revealed that one of HRC's cofounders, Terry Bean, is in trouble for committing statutory rape on a 15-year old boy. Beam and his lawyer attempted to bribe the boy into silence. Somehow the Portland police learned of the scheme and now Beam is once again under fire.
The LifeSiteNews article states that the HRC removed Bean's name from their online lists of leaders in 2014, when the initial charges were filed. Be that as it may, once something appears on the internet, it really never goes away. That is because web crawlers are constantly copying pages and archiving them. One such archive page is "web(dot)archive(dot)org". It truly is a handy little site and the telling page is here. Moreover, the wikipedia page for Beam plainly states that Bean co-founded HRC.
Surprised? I'm not. Organizations founded with the purpose of promoting grave evils are often established and/or run by people embroiled in those evils themselves.
This young man from Austria is founder of the St Boniface Institute. He has now released a video to explain why he and a friend felt compelled to rid the Catholic Church of pagan, idolatrous filth. Please go to that website to see that video that contains his statement on the episode.
You can also donate to the St Boniface Institute. In fact, if anyone is looking for a more worthy recipient of your November donation dollars than the CCHD, I'd highly recommend them. Caveat - this website, being Austrian, accepts only Euros; here's a converter you might use and others exist.
So far, the faithful Catholic media outlets that have interviewed Tschugguel include LifeSiteNewsand ChurchMilitant. I hope there are more - more people like Tschugguel.
And they are cropping up. This past Sunday in the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Father Hugo Valdemar burned an effigy of the pachamama and offered prayers of reparation for the sins of idolatry. Here is the LifeSiteNews article and I'll post this video now.
Bishop Erwin Krautler claimed that the pachamama idols can "be integrated into our liturgy". GloriaTV then caught him in flagrant double-speak. Recall that Krautler is the bishop who states that he never baptized a single Amazon native and doesn't plan ever to do so - in direct disobedience to Jesus Christ.
I believe Krautler when he said he never baptized anyone. I also understand that he will try to insinuate all sorts of blasphemies into Holy Mass. Consider my post from Monday the 28th and the video of the Mass. At the 53:04 mark you can see the plant being carried in. One might ask why was the video camera focused so much on it; was the operator of the recorder privy to the plot to besmirch the altar, and this focus was a bit of a gloat?
I'm bringing all this up for I believe there will be attempts to sneak some idolatry into our Masses. It probably isn't imminent, but they will wait some time so that the memories of the pachamama statues will fade. Then we might not tend to be alert to these dangers. Will we prove them right?
Back to the video, as you watch the procession, you'll notice that the plant is the last "gift" to ascend to the altar - as though the bread and wine were mere "opening acts", so to speak (around the 55:00 mark). At the 55:41 mark, the pope accepts the plant from the woman. As far as I can tell, the plant was the only gift that the pope himself handled. He handed it to an acolyte who them placed it on the altar. At the 56:19 mark, the focus is on the plant - not the bread, not the wine, but the plant! Don't tell me that this whole Mass, complete with recording, was not an orchestrated attempt to do covert homage to the pachamama demon! The presence of any plant on an altar is a violation of GIRM, but this is rank idolatry to boot. This is an abomination brought into God's holy church.
Ladies and gentlemen, we must be alert in the following months - particularly if you are in a locale that tends towards the progressive mindset. We are going to have to consider our response if we see similar debacles unfold before our very eyes. It is best that we plan now so as to be prepared, rather than be caught unawares.