Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Desmond Tutu - Pray That He Repented Before He Died

Non serviam!
Desmond Tutu, a prominent South African who first won acclaim by fighting apartheid in South Africa, passed away Sunday December 26 at the age of 90.  While some hold him to be a bishop, I will not concede to that designation, as he was Anglican and their so-called "bishops" do not claim apostolic succession.  In fact, he was, in many ways, the antithesis of a true bishop.  While this AP article lauds him as "South Africa's moral conscience", one must wonder just what kind of "conscience" would dare utter what you see to the right.

Think about what he said.  He quite literally said that he'd rather go to hell than honor God and his laws regarding sexuality and marriage.  He echoed Lucifer's "non serviam"!  We can only pray that he repented of these words before he died lest that wicked desire of his was granted.  None too surprisingly, he was also pro-abortion and pro-contraception.  

Therefore, in light of all this, we deplore the conduct of the Archbishop of Baltimore as he gushes and slobbers the dubious praises of Tutu the pretend-bishop.  I haven't seen anything similar yet from the Archdiocese of Washington or the USCCB, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time before they too sing the praises of this man who voiced preference for hell over heaven.  Should we pray for him?  Of course!  But that doesn't mean we lionize him.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Vatican Will Try To Silence Faithful Catholics As It Stifles Traditional Latin Mass

Canon 1373 that Mr. Stine quotes is found at this Vatican link.  Yes, an operative word here is "just" but so is "incites animosity or hatred".  There motive is ascribed to the person(s) facing interdicts.  Aside from the pope's famous "who am I to judge" quip, any progressive thug in the Vatican would soon find himself skating thin ice to bring about any such action against faithful Catholics (Your Truly included) who are merely calling a spade a spade.

Mr. Stine rightly reminds us that we are in fact obliged, under pain of sin, to refuse compliance with unjust and/or immoral dictates from Church hierarchy - including those who are vindictively trying to throttle the Traditional Latin Mass.  Speaking of "inciting hatred or animosity", are Vatican officials willing to place themselves under said interdicts for thumbing their noses at Pope St Pius V and what he proclaimed in Quo Primum?  By the way - in case some might think that Traditionis Custodes now overrides Quo Primum, not so.  TC is a moto propitio while QP is an Apostolic Constitution in the form of a papal bull.  The latter is the more solemn and binding document by far, thus Traditionis Custodes does not override it.

So, my fellow bloggers, what do we do now?  Simple.  Continue to shine the light on the cockroaches infesting Holy Mother Church.  We do not blink, we do not cower.  We know very well that we speak ot uphold the Church.  It is the progressives in the Vatican and chanceries that are "inciting hatred and animosity" against Sacred Tradition and Jesus' teachings.  We stand firm.  Should any such decree come our way, we shine the light on that and give it the treatment that it deserves, as Mr. Stine mentioned in his clip.  This will be a struggle but we cannot flinch.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Attack On The Latin Mass Becomes More Vindictive

In addition to the Traitorous Custodian document from hell, the pope has put out even more restrictions on the Mass of the Ages.  The Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Orders cannot be done in the older rites and the Traditional Mass, when permission is granted to celebrate it in a parish, must not be announced in that parish's bulletin.  There are many other such nonsensical restrictions.

The restrictions were just promulgated this past Saturday (of Advent week 3).  That happened by fake "dubias".   Eleven dubia were presented - and already answered in a document called "responsa ad dubai".  My!  Such speedy turnaround!  Cardinals Burke and Brandmuller still await answers to their five dubia from years ago, but never mind!  Let's cut to the chase, shall we?  These "dubia" were contrived by the Vatican, not collected from the faithful at large for answer!  How stupid do they think we are?  Maybe they don't, and these "dubias" are meant to be a mockery of the dubia submitted years ago by the aforementioned cardinals regarding Amoralis Lamentia.  But I digress.

Below the jump break I will post some videos with some excellent commentary.  One correct theme running through them is that this current pope and his pals are afraid that their plots to undermine the church are fizzling badly, so they are lashing out in fury driven by hatred and panic.

You will hear these good Catholic men urging us to resist the pope's commands to do away with the Latin Mass.  Note the verb "resist" as opposed to "rebel".  True rebellion can only occur against legitimate authority.  The pope is not acting with legitimate authority when he himself is disobeying Quo Primum and over a thousand years of Church tradition, pronouncements of his predecessors, etc.  Both Scripture and Tradition are replete with exhortations to resist Satan and evil.

Resist evil we must.  We sin if we don't.  We simply continue to attend the Latin Mass and support those priests and bishops who make it possible.  We also resist by bringing these matters, and the underlying issues to light by discussing them and exposing them for what they are.  We may have to face some blowback for doing that, and that will be the topic of another post.

And now the videos (after the jump break) that I urge you to watch in their entireties.  Everything said in there is very relevant for you, your families and friends and the eternal salvation of all.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Dobbs - What It Means For Pro-Life Activists

Note: Although I wrote the below article for a local Maryland publication, the same ideas are applicable for many areas of the United States.

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On January 22, 1973, the US Supreme Court handed down two decisions that paved the way for the slaughter of millions of babies in the US alone: Roe v Wade and Doe v Balton.  Roe v Wade basically rendered unenforceable all state laws that either limited or banned abortion.  Roe removed all limits during the first trimester of pregnancy and Doe removed them in later parts of the pregnancy “to protect the health of the mother”.  However, Doe’s definition of “health of the mother” included all factors such as “emotional, familial” etc.  This definition therefore included any factors desired by the mother.  Both of these combined amounted to abortion on demand with no restriction whatsoever.  

The premises of Roe were acknowledged by both sides of the abortion controversy to be constitutionally flawed.  First, there is the false premise of “privacy”.  It is based on a faulty reading of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution that barred “unreasonable search and seizure”.  The operative word there is “unreasonable”, for the usage of that word admits the existence of reasonable searches and seizures.  The false premise was utilized in the 1965 case known as Griswold v Connecticut; that ruling allowed for the usage of contraceptives.  It’s interesting that even here we see how the usage of contraceptives paved the way for baby-slaughter, but I digress. 

Built into the Roe decision was the acknowledgement that if the fetus were indeed a person, all abortion bans would be constitutional as the unborn child would enjoy all constitutional protections per the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.  Since 1973, medical advances have been made that demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that the unborn child is as fully human as any adult.  We have the sonogram, for instance, that shows a very human face on the unborn child in his/her mother’s uterus.  We also have seen many advances that have decreased the age at which the unborn child can survive outside of the womb, resulting in the arbitrary benchmark of “viability” being decreased. 

With the acknowledgement of Roe’s eventual demise, both pro-abortion and pro-life advocates have been struggling to enact legislation that would either codify Roe v Wade on state books or reinforce protections for unborn children.  On the federal level, pro-abortion activists were successful in having enacted the Freedom of Choice Act after Bill Clinton took office.  Many of us in Maryland will recall the epic battle over SB162 that was enacted to liberalize abortion laws in Maryland, going even beyond the federal Freedom of Choice Act.  Not too surprisingly, that passed, making Maryland a veritable abortion bonanza – more on Maryland later. 

A few abortion regulation cases over the years made it to the Supreme Court, only to have the cases decided for the pro-abortion positions owing to the make-up of the Supreme Court.  However, after Donald Trump took office, he replaced Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, and Rita Ginsberg with Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Comey-Barrett respectively, giving a different tilt to the Court. 

On Dec 1, the Supreme Court heard arguments for the Mississippi case called Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization.  Jackson Women’s Health Organization is Mississippi’s lone abortion mill.  They bristled at the 2018 legislation called the Gestational Age Act that limited their baby-slaughter to the first 15 weeks of pregnancy.  Note that this law directly contradicts Roe v Wade; the latter stated that abortion in the first trimester could not be limited.  I want to reiterate that Roe is a court ruling, not enacted law. 

I won’t go into any particulars of the discussions during that Supreme Court hearing.  Suffice it to say that the Trump appointees gave indications that they were seriously considering the scientific and constitutional issues underlying the Dobbs case while some Obama appointees displayed quite the opposite.  There is hope that the Mississippi law will stand, meaning the overthrow of Roe v Wade. 

The demise of Roe would mean that the anti-abortion laws that several states have would now be enforceable.  In other words, babies would enjoy some safety depending on their location.  Therefore, in some states they would be safe, while still threatened in other states. 

Maryland is among that latter group.  Some of us will remember the big abortion battle in Maryland during the 1992 elections, where we fought against SB 162 that legalized abortion in Maryland for any reason and any stage of gestation.  We lost that battle and as a result, Maryland is seen by abortionists as a mecca for baby-slaughter.  Hence we have the likes of Leroy Carhart setting up shop in Montgomery County, a locale that is particularly friendly to abortionists. 

We can glean some lessons from this scenario.  As noted earlier in this article, President Trump appointed three Supreme Court justices who are now hearing this case.  Had Hillary Clinton won that election, we know for a fact that she would have appointed pro-abortion justices; she loudly proclaimed that herself.  Under her court, this case would never have been allowed to see the light of day. 

Another lesion we can learn is the importance of local-level elections.  If Roe is scuttled, the abortion conflict descends to state levels.  Therefore we now see that we must elect pro-life candidates in all levels of government.  

I will now take a moment to address a regrettable tendency among pro-life people that was on display during the 2016 presidential elections.  Then we were presented with two candidates.  Neither one could have been held as a paragon of virtue.  However, one candidate made very clear her intent to promote baby-killing, the normalization of sexual perversion and a host of other evils.  The other, with his admittedly chequered past, promised the opposite.  Misguided pro-lifers trumpeted their disdain in voting for the “lesser of two evils” and decided not to vote at all.  Well, since Our Lord is never a candidate for election, it will be safe to assume that only flawed human beings will seek election.  Such are our options.  To not vote is itself a dereliction of duty to at least mitigate any harm to be done to civic life.  Again, had Trump not won, we would not be presented with this opportunity at all. 

There have always been hopes of passing a human life amendment to the US Constitution, guaranteeing constitutional protections to unborn people.  In order for that to happen, the amendment must receive 2/3 votes from both houses of the US Congress and be ratified by 3/4 of the state legislatures.  This will require much political activism on our parts.  To those who claim that the abortion matter will not be solved by politics, I reply that they are correct in saying that politics itself will not be sufficient.  However, politics will be necessary as we strive for protection of the unborn child. 

For Maryland, an immediate consequence of Roe’s demise would be an uptick in the numbers of abortions committed here.  The bordering states of Virginia and Pennsylvania do have abortion restrictions on their books that would become enforceable.  Once that happens, abortion-bound persons would be crossing into Maryland to murder their children.  Therefore, pro-life people, more than ever, will be needed in front of the abortion centers to pray and to offer assistance to abortion-bound women. 

Will you accept the opportunities and challenges that a Roe reversal would bring to Maryland?

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Golly! I'm Getting Inspired To Take The Cootie Jab!

Just kidding!

But (to quote Prez Plugz) "c'mon, man!"  How can anyone resist such a siren call such as the one that the retiring NIH Director, Francis Collins, just serenaded for us?  Just give this song a listening and by golly, I'm sure you'll all be beating a path to your nearest human sacrifice cootie-jab location! 

On the other hand, seeing that Advent is a penitential season, perhaps sitting through this little ditty might be an act of mortification.  Here's hoping your ears don't bleed after this!

PS - Hat tip to Canon 212

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Michael Matt On Failure Of Great Reset

It Really Is A Sin-Nod In The Worst Way

Some took umbrage with me for calling those papal gabfest sessions "sin-nods" as opposed to synods.  Well, let's just say there are some occasions where I wished I was in error, for that is literally what happened a few days ago with this "synod of bishops".  

Earlier this month, the sin-nod removed a link to New Ways Ministries from its website.  How it got there in the first place will remain a mystery for now.  Anyway, the bishops restored the link earlier this week and APOLOGIZED to the sodomite-enabling cabal.  It's very reminiscent of a very similar "apology" that happened in the Archdiocese of Washington over nine years ago.  Anyway, these bishops have things precisely ass-backwards.  They should be demanding repentance from this bunch that pretends to be Catholic.  Instead they confirm the deviants in their mortal sin and perhaps their eternal damnation.

So, when will be seeing a link on that sin-nod page to "Catholics for Choice" or any other pro-abortion group?  Will NAMBLA make an appearance?  Why not?  Let's have a complete free-for-all debacle at this sin-nod.  Yes, it is a sin-nod.

This is not to say that we shouldn't make our own voices heard.  Indeed we must for the sake of Holy Mother Church.  Participate in your local sessions.  Demand that they stop strangling the Traditional Mass, that they stop honoring pro-aborts and pro-perversion people.  Demand that they restore reverence, true Catholic teaching.  Let them know that if they don't, your donations will cease.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Without The Conquistadors, There Would Have Been No Apparition Of Our Lady Of Guadalupe

So often in the past I heard that Our Lady of Guadalupe converted more Indians to Christianity than did the oh-so-violent conquistadors.  It seems so holy and of course, so politically correct from a Catholic stance.  A little thought, though, reveals that line of thinking to be more than a tad shallow and simplistic.

Let's think about what actually happened, shall we?  Recall that when Our Lady of Guadalupe first appeared to Juan Diego, the latter was on his way to Mass  I emphasized that last part to point out that Juan Diego was already Catholic when Our Lady approached him.  She instructed him to go to the bishop to have a cathedral built at that site.  Again, let's consider that there was already a diocese, with bishop, established at that locale and most likely, nearby areas had their own diocesan structures.  

So quite a bit of Catholic groundwork was already laid by the time of Our Lady's appearance.  Who laid that groundwork?  Why, it was those big bad conquistadors!  They played a large, and overlooked, part in ending human sacrifice in Mexico.  They paved the way for missionaries to come and proclaim the Faith to natives such as Juan Diego and his family.  They paved the way for the miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

French Catholic Laypeople Defend Their Church Against Sacrilege

French Catholic laypeople have stepped up to the plate and protected a Catholic church from being used as a venue for a secular concert.  Indeed, the "singer" in question has been known to sing songs that overtly do homage to Satan.  God bless these laypeople for their willingness to stand for Our Lord and God bring the church personnel to repentance, and punishment if need be, for giving their permission for that planned sacrilege.  Here is a report, with some video of the protest.  I note with happiness that there appears to be at least one Roman collar amidst the faithful Catholics.

Eight years ago, a similar situation happened in Argentina, where Catholics banded together to protect their cathedral from being vandalized by a gaggle of feminists and perverts.  Here is a report.

Just last week in Washington DC, a statue of Mary was vandalized at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  The days are swiftly approaching when we will have to put our bodies on the line to defend our churches against godless vandals and even godless clergy.  Who will be ready to do so?

Monday, December 6, 2021

Spirit Of Vatican II Neutered The Papacy

Here's some food for thought.  This rings true.

From Young Catholics To Pope Francis

A few weeks ago the pope wrote a message to young people on the occasion of World Youth Day.  In that letter, he exhorted them to "arise, testify".  Well, that is precisely what the young people in the following clip are doing.  Now will the pope listen?

Friday, December 3, 2021

Father Meeks On The Vaccine Mandates

On the Feast of Christ the King, Father Edward Meeks of Christ the King parish in Towson MD preached a sermon regarding the allegiance that we owe to Jesus Christ.  Furthermore, he stated that we must not pay that same allegiance to the tyrants who would dare to tell us what we must inject into our bodies.

The Archdiocese of Baltimore was quite quick to point out that because Father Meeks is of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, they have no authority over him.  Frankly, I'm sure that if they did, they'd be all too prompt to silence him.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Habemus Virus!

From that impeccable news source known as the Babylon Bee (next to mainstream lame-brain media, that is not a facetious statement) comes the glorious news!  Yet another C-19 cootie variant has been manufactured discovered!  Read the joyous news here.

We wonder about their usage of the Greek letters for they seem to be bobbing about with no particular order.  Well, maybe that's just reflective of their entire handling of the situation.  Anyway, please bookmark that site, so you can see what next month's farcical scam variant will be!

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Michael Matt On The Movement For The Traditional Latin Mass

Ever since progressives used Vatican II in their attempts to suppress the Mass of the Ages, faithful Catholics have been resisting them.  Some even hosted underground Masses in their homes, as did Walter Matt, first publisher of the Remnant and Michael's father.  Michael Matt now gives a brief synopsis of that history.  We can expect to endure some similar hardships; these must be embraced and not avoided.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Catholic University Of America's Blasphemy Icon Is Stolen

Some dunderhead(s) at the Catholic University of America Law School thought it would be a dandy idea to mock the Pieta by painting an icon of it, depicting Jesus as George Floyd.  Students rightly complained, and those complaints were picked up by the Daily Signal, thrusting the blasphemy into the national limelight.

Well, lo and behold, the filthy thing is now stolen.  The school promptly replaced it with a replica, that is, the same likeness albeit smaller.  It's still blasphemous.  Some might say a crime was committed in the taking of the picture.  At civil law, they are correct.  However, Catholic University of America must place Church law above civil law in these matters.  They should have removed the blasphemy themselves, along with undertaking some public reparation for the scandal.  Instead they repeated their blasphemy.

Therefore, I for one will not condemn the removal of filth from the vicinity of a chapel.  Perhaps the CUA administration will repent of its obtuseness and once again remember that it is an institution of higher Catholic learning.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Doggy Spam

 To the dog breeding individual trying to hawk your own wares on this blog, give it up.  I won't publish your spam.  You and your ilk are a key reason why I moderate comments on this blog.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Pro-Abort Mark Shriver Named As President Of DC Area Catholic School

Mark Shriver, the pro-abortion ex-politician, has been named as President of Don Bosco Christo Rey School in Takoma Park, MD.  This appointment was announced and presumably made by both the Archdiocese of Washington and the eastern province of the Salesians.  The Catholic Substandard article to which I linked reports that Cardinal Gregory slobbered his praises of Shriver, saying among other things that Shriver is "dedicated to serving...children".  Well, yes, provided that they have escaped the clutches of abortion.  Most glaring for its omission is any mention whatsoever for Shriver's facilitation of abortion while in the MD House of Delegates and the fact that he ran for US Congress on a solid pro-abortion ticket.

One wonders just what kind of education those poor students will get.  Will they be allowed to have a pro-life club that will actually be involved in the struggle to save babies from being murdered in their mothers' wombs?  Will they discuss politics through the prism of "social justice warriors"?  And what might happen, should those students stumble across the history of Shriver's pro-abortion activities?  By no means will true Catholic education flourish at that school with a pro-abort at the helm.  Cardinal Gregory knows that.  We can only presume that he doesn't care.  After all, Shriver is a dyed-in-the-wool progressive.  Whether he knows it or not, Shriver will serve to further the Great Reset and the New World Order.  He is in an excellent position to corrupt many Catholic young people to that demented way of thinking.

But wait!  The Catholic Substandard had more enthusiastic slobbering to do all over Shriver.  The latter wrote a book, you  see, called "10 Hidden Heroes".  The editor of the Standard, Mark Zimmerman, penned the book review himself.  Except for his own parents, Shriver seems rather coy about who these "heroes" are.  The website isn't much help, either.  However, are some of these truly stalwart people considered heroes in this book?

  • The faithful Catholics who kneel to receive Holy Communion on the tongue while others (including the minister!) mock them?
  • The parents standing up at school board meetings to protest critical race theory in the schools, sexually explicit reading materials being thrust on their children, the insipid mask mandates
  • The good people who may lose their livelihoods because they won't be de facto cannibals in accepting the abortion-tainted vaccines
  • The ever-growing number of parents homeschooling their children rather than turning them over to godless schools (some ostensibly Catholic)
  • The Catholics who drive many miles each Sunday to attend a Traditional Latin Mass rather than the clown Mass at their own parishes
  • The pro-life people who spend hours in front of abortion mills praying in reparation for the baby-slaughter and trying to extend true help to desparate mothers?
Sadly, I think we know the answer to that.  I strongly suspect the "heroes" in this book will all tow a politically correct line or not be considered as "heroes".

Anyway, if the Catholic Sub-standard were at all concerned with the mission of the Church, that is, to save souls, it would evince some concern for Shriver's soul and those belonging to the students that stand to be scandalized by the placing of a pro-abort in authority over Catholic students.  The Archdiocese of Washington has yet another reason for shame.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Father Pfleger Goes Ballistic On The Rittenhouse Verdict

As most know, Kyle Rittenhouse has been found "not guilty" on all five counts brought against him.  We can dispense with whether or not a 17-year old should have been in that situation.  The fact is that he was and his life was threatened; at least that's what I would call it if people pointed a gun at me and were beating my head with a skateboard.  What was he to do?  Just suffer it in silence?  He had no choice but to defend himself.

Well, Father Michael Pfleger got his panties in a wad over it.  "A travesty" is what he calls Rittenhouse's acquittal.  But you see, Pflegar really, really hates guns.  In fact, he hates them so much that he took issue with a Chicago gun owner, stating that he (Pfleger) would "sufff" the gun owner.  My post on the matter, complete with the clip where Pfleger uttered his charming screed, is here.  

So on one hand a court of law recognizes that a young man defended himself from otherwise-certain murder.  On the other hand, a Catholic priest threatens the life of a gun owner.  Which one of these is the real travesty?

Saturday, November 20, 2021

News Flash! Blasphemy Is No Joke!

Social media has its uses and benefits.  The left discovered that back in 2008 as they utilized it to help elect Barack Obama.  Admittedly good Christian people were simply outclassed in the use of electronic resources.  One of the features of this electronic means of communications is the ability to communicate to others while obfuscating one's own identity.  However, such anonymity means reduced accountability, leading some to believe that they can let loose with their less-than-noble impulses.  One might expect leftwing atheists to wallow in that swill, and they do.  Sadly, some who profess to be Christian have also succumbed to such temptations.

There are sites devoted to Christian (?) humor.  While for the most part the jokes and memes are decent enough, there are troubling instances where they cross unacceptable lines.  The comments on these posts are also quite disappointing.  A few of us have attempted to remind others of proper Christian morality and decorum only to be mocked as having no "sense of humor".  I will post some examples, apologizing in advance for the regrettable nature of these, but if we want to see some reasons why we are not proceeding in the fight for Christian culture, we must be prepared to see what some in our midst consider to be acceptable behavior.

This gem to the left is taken from a site called "Casual Christian Comedy 2".  Sometimes with this group more emphasis is placed on the "casual" as opposed to "Christian".  

Faithful Catholics will see the problem with this immediately, as this flies in the face of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception.  Our Lady, from the moment of her conception, was free from original sin and its effects.  However, we see here that she is portrayed as harboring a grudge and being disrespectful to her husband.  Moreover, there are well-founded traditions that Joseph, while not being immaculately conceived, was sanctified in the womb of his mother and remained free of all actual sin during his life.  Is this how the parents of Jesus, whom He Himself honored, should be portrayed?  To their credit, several non-Catholics also took issue with this meme.

Catholics are by no means guiltless when it comes to these memes.  This questionable sampling is taken from a page called "Catholic memes".  Whereas the meme above blasphemed Mary and Joseph, here we have God the Father being blasphemed.  He is being portrayed as pulling a prank on Abraham and is likened to some voyeuristic photographer skulking in bushes.

Anyone who has read that passage in Genesis understands that the episode was to cement in Abraham's mind the priority of God in his life and to prefigure the Father's sacrifice of His Sone for the salvation of humanity.  Some pointed out on the comment section that it posed also an antidote to the notion of human sacrifice prevalent at the time.  

Instead, though, the meme blasphemed God the Father by portraying Him as a childish and somewhat sadistic prankster who was simply using Abraham and Isaac for some sick jollies.  The angel being portrayed as using "dude talk" (for lack of better term) is an additional affront to the dignity of the angels.

An aside: I cannot imagine Catholics who attend the Traditional Latin Mass would ever snigger at either of these memes.  Those who don't take seriously God's teachings on life, the Real Presence, marriage, etc would be more likely to fall sway to these blasphemous memes.  

Another aside: A constant "talking point" against our objections is that "God has a sense of humor".  He does.  But these memes simply do not conform to a proper sense of humor.  Blasphemy is a sin against God's dignity, against the Second Commandment.  How can we not take Him seriously and yet expect to bring the culture back to Him?

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Pray The Latin Mass Wherever We Can

Traditionis Custodes might well be renamed "Traitorous Custodians" for that is what the pope and his handlers are to the Sacred, God-given Traditions of the Church.  No one who has the barest modicum of reading and comprehension ability can gainsay that TC reeks of animosity towards the Mass that has been the mainstay of thousands of saints, martyrs, Doctors of the Church.  There is a saying that "as goes the Mass, so goes the world".  Saint Padre Pio once said that it would be easier for the earth to survive without the sun than without the Mass.

We can see during these past few decades how civilization has been crumbling ever since Bugnini et al dared to tinker with the Mass.  Michael Hichborn, president of Lepanto Institute, delves into some of the subterfuge of Bugnini and buddies that resulted in the vastly inferior Novus Ordo Mass; please read here.  Their end game is the destruction of the Holy Mass.  

But this Mass is of Divine origins, so ultimately the forces of evil cannot succeed.  As more than a few of us did during the lockdowns, we may have to find this Mass done "off the radar", so to speak.  Hundreds of years ago, Catholic Ireland faced the same dilemma.  They took to the hills and offered Mass there.  We may have to do the same as did our forefathers long ago.  Our Lady of Fatima promised that in the end, her Immaculate Heart, and Our Lord, would triumph. Meanwhile, with Rosary in hand and hearing the Latin Mass wherever we can, we must stand firm.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Abortion At The Catholic University Of America

The College Fix, an online publication run by conservative college students, published an article detailing how the Catholic University of America allowed its student health plan to cover abortions.  This was no short-term glitch as this coverage existed for three years.  The CUA personnel claim that their carrier simply stopped the abortion exclusions.  I find that highly unlikely; in my experience of administering health plans, I know that carriers announce any proposed changes well in advance.

College Fix personnel repeatedly attempted to contact CUA personnel about the coverage prior to publication of their first article, but those attempts were ignored.  After College Fix published that article, however, CUA became busy little bees and got their carrier to correct the situation.

Some questions come to mind:

  • Who at CUA was responsible for administering the health plan and ensuring that it remained in conformity with Church teaching?
  • How was that abortion coverage allowed to remain for three years?
  • I know that there are pro-life students there.  Did any of them raise questions, and if so, how were they treated?
  • Why was College Fix initially rebuffed?
  • The abortion coverage is now allegedly removed.  How will that be verified?
These questions need to be answered.  Quite frankly, some CUA administration heads need to roll.  Such a lapse was too easy to notice for anyone with half a brain to claim that it just slipped by them.  Only when College Fix exposed this scandal was correction taken.

Speaking of exposing scandals, might incidents such as this be part of the reason for two of those false "commandments" that the pope recently plopped?  When publications such as College Fix shine the light of truth upon scandal, it makes the undermining of the Church's mission rather inconvenient for the progressives now, doesn't it?  But this incident proves why we must keep speaking the truth.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Now We Have A New Set Of Commandments!

A few years back the pope announced his intentions to edit the Lord's Prayer - you know, the one that Our Lord Himself dictated to us.  See here and here.  At the same time he attempted to change Church teaching in regards to the death penalty.  Please note that I said "attempted" for no one, not even a pope, can turn established Church teaching on its ear.  There is Traditionis Custodes, the attempt to quash the Mass of the Ages.

Well, now we have a new papal target - the 10 Commandments!  The pope has done that by issuing a parallel set of "commandments", that he calls "the nine commandments for a just economy".  You can read the list.  It's a hybrid of a hippie-pot-smoking daze-dreaming session from the 1960s, smatterings of Rules for Radicals (courtesy of Saul Alinsky) and a "social justice warrior" bucket list.

The list is a hoot!  A brief glimpse into some of these might be in order, but brief lest I write a whole tome.

  • "big finance forgive the debt of small countries".  So who determines who is who?  More importantly, the ones who extended credit, in most cases citizens of other countries, would be robbed by this measure
  • "arms manufacturers stop all production"  News flash!  As long as sin is present in the world and evil people prey upon the innocent, there had better be sufficient arms available for good people to halt the evil
  • Numbers 6 and 8 are so transparent in their intentions that they are hilarious.  The pope has shown himself to be rather thin-skinned, as most progressives are.  They want truth stifled at all costs, and that's precisely the point of those two blurbs
Most importantly, the TFP folks who posted this article are quite right.  The pope completely omits the First Greatest Commandment, that is, to love God with our entire beings.  That comes even before love of neighbor.  Yet in all that blather, not one mention is even made of God.  Just whose vicar is the pope anyway?  Inquiring minds would like to know.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Zzzzzzz! Nighty-Night!

The United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021, also known as COP26, is in its final days.  It started on October 31 in Glasgow, Scotland, attended by all sorts of dignitaries from the far corners of the earth.  How did these dignitaries arrive at this conference that has as one of its aims the reduction of carbon footprints?  Why, they flew in on private jets, of course!  But not to worry!  I'm sure that these heads of state will simply extort the price of carbon offsets from their beleaguered citizenries!

Many of these dignitaries have been known to wax lyrical about peace.  Well, quite a few of them had moments of peace as they listened to speakers drone on about warn the world of climate change.  Observe these dedicated leaders as they enjoy moments of peace and deep meditation!  Why not?  Our tax dollars are paying for this!

Truth be told, if I had to listen to those gasbags yap and yammer about envirowhacko junk-science as though it was the greatest thing since life's bread, I'd be making some serious zzz's myself.  But on the other hand, I don't buy into any of that drivel - certainly not to the degree that I'd ascribe to environmentalism the status of a de facto religion.

If I find soundtracks from this conference, I might post them - in case you have trouble falling asleep!  Nighty-night!

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Virginia Voters Deliver Set-Back To Culture of Death

Pictures of a yard sign have been surfacing on social media; one is to the right.  This one has been debunked as a hoax, but from the clip below, we see that it might as well be true. (Note to self: if ever I run for public office, make sure I don't tick off parent-voters by telling them they have no say regarding their children's education.)

As the whole nation knows by now, Terry McAuliffe, Democrat party hack and a pro-abortion faux-katholyc, has been defeated by Republican Glenn Youngkin in the race for Virginia governor.  This is the first time in 12 years that a Republican took the helm in VA.  Moreover, the Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General will now be Republicans, also, and the VA House has reverted to GOP control.  This upset victory for decent people is seen on both sides as a rebuke of the Biden administration and its incessant bungling.

I must admit that I thought it was a long shot, with all the cheating that happened last year.  But enough good people had enough.  No doubt the situation with the Loudon County School Board woke some people up.  That effect was felt not only in VA but all over the country.

Most of all, I think that the prayers of Christians, particularly the Rosary prayed by Catholics, played a pivotal role this past Tuesday night.  However, this has to be only the beginning.  We need to redouble our efforts to see reform not only on the political front, but in our everyday lives.  To paraphrase St Teresa of Avila (with some minor editing) vote as if it all depended on your vote and pray as it all depends on God.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The Pope Openly Promotes Communist Organizations

Michael Hichborn of the Lepanto Institute released today a video that he produced, detailing how the Vatican, with the pope's participation, gave a platform to several avowed communist entities.  Recall that previous pontiffs condemned socialism and communism in no uncertain terms.  Please watch the video. 

One thing I must emphasize are Hichborn's closing remarks.  The message of Our Lady of Fatima must be heeded and obeyed at all costs.  This coming weekend is both First Friday and First Saturday.  Let's make sure that we pray our Rosaries daily.


Monday, November 1, 2021

Pro-Abortion GW Students Throw Tantrums At The Truth

The young men of the TFP Student Action have once again taken the truth of baby-slaughter and God's commandments to a college campus.  Last week they were at George Washington University in Washington DC.  Either these students are complete products of public school education and/or their consciences are seared by personal participation in baby murder, for their tantrums and profanity-laden snit-fits are a pitiful sight to behold.  One gal said she worked at a mill and another said she belonged to a satanic temple (giving unwitting testimony as to abortion's demonic origins).   The truth, proclaimed completely and properly, will either be embraced or rejected.  Sadly the bulk of these youngsters chose the latter.

The examples of these TFP men are to be emulated.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

SOAR Goes Sour Again

Canon 212 alerted me to this latest faux pas of SOAR - that is, Support Our Aging Religious.  Truth be told, their progressive escapades predate this present pontificate, but they certainly do share many of Pope Francis' mindsets.  Perhaps that is why the Archdiocese of Washington has been the location of their headquarters.

SOAR rewards this???
They intend to once again sully the name of St Katharine Drexel by bestowing the award bearing her name to Dr. Fauci, that menace to people and puppies everywhere.  This is not the first time.  Previous unworthy recipients include Carolyn Woo and Cokie/Steve Roberts.  Details are found in my previous posts.

Also found in those posts is the disgusting treatment meted out to me and my fellow sidewalk counselors as they denied us their assistance at the Silver Spring Planned Parenthood many years ago.  At that time, SOAR and Planned Parenthood were located in the same office building, with SOAR being directly above them.  SOAR refused to grant us access to the building, this denying us opportunities to save babies.

This award ceremony, to happen Nov 5, is a "virtual event" so it will not be possible to picket the thing.  Please keep these things in mind, should SOAR solicit donations from you.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Of Puppies And Covid-Cootie-Jabs

News came out two days ago about the NIH, under direction of Dr. Fauci, conducting barbaric experiments using puppies as victims.  The puppies' vocal cords were cut so that the federally-funded ghouls would not have to listen to the puppies' pained yelps.  Their heads were locked inside cages and sand flies were set loose so that they could eat the puppies' heads, killing the pups in a most gruesome way.   From the House a bipartisan letter was issued demanding answers.

People of all stripes are waxing horrified and indignant over this discovery, as well they should.  HOWEVER, Fauci has been doing the exact same thing to a large part of the American populace - that is, to those who slavishly went along with the mask mandates and clarion calls to accept injections of all sorts of vile goop into our bodies on the pretext of saving us from the Wuhan virus.  Many of us will not be his submissive little dupes.

I'll be blunt.  Fauci and his sycophants are playing the sadistic tyrants to the hilt.  Too many, because they are naive, brainwashed by liberal ideologies, or cowards, are playing the submissive little lab mice and just going along with him.  At least the puppies had to have their vocal cords removed lest they protest.  But the sheeple voluntarily muzzle themselves out of servile fear.  Heck they even try to muzzle those of us who won't surrender our bodily autonomy and moral convictions to cootie-jab tyrants.

Perhaps the news about the puppies will wake some folks up as to how too many people are blithely allowing themselves to be exploited by Fauci et al.

Pope Francis Appoints Jeffrey Sachs To Pontifical Academy Of Social Sciences

Readers of this blog will recall that I've written much about Jeffrey Sachs.  He is a population control proponent who has openly advocated for contraception and abortion as means of "reaching a level and sustainable population".   Because (not "despite" but "because") of that, he has been quite a fixture about the Vatican these past several years, having weighed in on Laudato Si, possibly Amoris Laetitia and various synod reports.  In short, his pernicious and spiritually deadly musings have been promulgated by the Vatican.

Sachs, with Jewish roots, has never announced any conversion to Catholicism although he claims Catholic social teaching has influenced him.  Of course that influence is of the progressive "social justice warrior" variety that is merely a facade for all things atheist and socialist, as evinced by his advocacy of baby-slaughter and his silence regarding human rights abuses in Red China.

I suppose all this, in the eyes of this current pope, makes Sachs a prime candidate for a position in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.  That's right!  A non-Christian pro-abort is now occupying an official position within a Vatican organization. 

Please pray your Rosaries and please prepare to resist this pope when what he says or does runs counter to the Faith and Christian morality.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Bread And Circus As The Third Commandment Is Broken

Some know that I've been attending Traditional Latin Mass at St. Alphonsus Ligouri Shrine in downtown Baltimore.  To do so from Montgomery County, I need to take I-95 into the city.  Today and last week, the minute I got onto 95, the traffic thickened up and worsened as I approached I-395 towards Howard St.  From there I could see the M&T Stadium and noticed the activity therein, not to mention the hoards of pedestrians, many clad in purple (the Ravens' color), swarming all over the streets heading towards the stadium.

Now consider that it's Sunday morning, when most Christian churches are holding various services, including Mass.  It's painfully obvious that those hundreds of people that I saw didn't give a hoot about keeping holy the Lord's Day, else they'd be at church instead of hoofing it to a stadium for a football game.  The three words going through my mind as I parked my car were "bread and circus".

If we wanted to know any reason why we are under God's judgment as a civilization right now, that is a clear reason.  No doubt this scenario was repeated many times today across the country.  I'm not saying anything is wrong with sports per se, but when they are put before one's duties to God, sports is made into a de facto idol.

As I was leaving Mass, I chatted with another Mass-goer about this matter.  We both agreed that the world would be in much better shape if these people could evince the same dedication to God as they obviously do to football.

When Poisoning The People Means Padding Some Pockets

If anyone thought that our "elected" officials are full of altruistic goodness and who only want what's best for us as they blatantly try to force us to take vials of goop into our veins, think again!  It seems that quite a few of them stand to gain by literally spreading the poison around.  Talk about insider trading

Now a million dollar question is, what do our prelates stand to gain by trying to gult-trip us into cannibalizing the cells of tiny murdered babies?  Please don't be deluded into believing that their motives are as pure as driven snow!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Dominican Republic Forces All Its Citizens To Take The Cootie-Jab Poison

A few days ago, Lifesitenews engaged in some conversations with people in the Dominican Republic - a priest and a doctor.  Here is an article on the proceedings from the conversations.  This past Monday, Oct 18, the country instituted an all-encompassing vaccine mandate, forcing everyone over the age of 12 to receive two doses of the covid cootie-jab.  Without proof of these vaccines, people aren't able to use public transportation, go to school or work, or buy food and other necessities.  This even applies to pregnant women.  

On this last point, the doctor expressed particular concern as he is aware of many women suffering miscarriages after receiving the vaccines; some he treated himself.  Some hold that the proponents of the jab are merely being callous towards the deaths of the unborn children, but there are those (including Yours Truly) who believe that the deaths of the children are actually desired and possibly planned, thus rendering the mandates on pregnant women murderous in and of themselves.  Consider that the usual gang of abortion proponents are all gung-ho for these poisonous vials, such as Bill Gates and all the Democrat pro-aborts who slither about Washington DC. 

It's just another facet of the Great Reset, or in other words, Build Back Better.  Those phrases sound rather synonymous.

In some good news, employees of General Electric in South Carolina, protesting the mandate at their factory, staged a walk-out.  They join several airlines and others in the resistance.  We need more of this, in addition to the daily Rosary and prayers for our civilization.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

How To Really Slop Up A Mass

Taylor Marshall's right!  The "music" (using the term loosely) in these anything-goes Masses is largely left-overs from the 1960s, or as some might put it, "so yesterday".  So what's to grab the attention of those young Catholics who haven't yet discovered the Traditional Latin Mass (quite a few of them have)?  Observe!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Sin-Nod On Sin-Nodality Is Underway. Let's Brace Ourselves And Pray

Here is some discussion about the "Synod on Synodality" that Pope Francis kicked off Sunday October10.  In the first video, we see Taylor Marshall conferring with Matt Gaspars of Catholic Family News.  Right away you'll notice the late Cardinal Martini's pivotal role in this Vatican II mess, and his influence on the mindset of the current pontiff.  Both are Jesuits, by the way.  I have no doubt that they want to pick up things as shown in the video on the previous post and continue with the deconstruction of Holy Mother Church.

They make mention of the video below.

Bishops are supposed to be in preparation to implement this mess in their dioceses.  I will post as I am able on this.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

The Best (Or Worst) Of The Spirit Of Vatican II

I suspect that if one watches this at least a few times during Lent, this will suffice as a form of mortification.  I saw a good bit of this as my middle and late childhood was boondoggled by this mess.  Being 12 years old, I didn't grasp the ramifications of it all, but when one spends a "religion" class listening to Andy Williams sing "Born Free" and learn what a saint Martin Luther King was (mind you, at that time he was still alive), the quantum change was hard to miss.

This video was made in 1968, in what can be called the halcyon days of the "revolution" (yes, that word is used in the video) of the "spirit of V-2".  You can see the headiness of the proponents of this schlock.  I don't recognize any of the clergy from so long ago, but wonder how many of them were put into the seminary by Bella Dodd et al.

At the 1:29:26 mark, you see the Archdiocese of Chicago prepare to abolish the key purpose of the existence of their parish schools: to form Catholics.  It's true that many non-Catholics were clamoring to get their children in Catholic schools, for it was no secret that the Catholic schools were outshining the public schools in all respects.  What these liberal priests refused to acknowledge that the schools' Catholic faith and mission regarding the salvation of the students that had as a beneficial side effect their academic excellence.  Sadly, many schools adopted this priest's foolish suggestion and thus undermined their own identity and excellence.

By the by, I understand that several airlines are dropping their vaccine mandates against their employees in the face of walk-outs by their would-be targets.  Doesn't that give us hope that if we stand firm, the attacks against the Traditional Latin Mass will likewise fail if we stand firm for the Mass of the Ages?  With that, I'm off to the Traditional Latin Mass.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

We Resist The Pope And Corrupt Prelates To Their Faces

Michael Matt nails it.  As long as the Pope and bishops fly in the face of Sacred Tradition, we have to resist them.  Listen to his open letter to Pope Francis, written two years ago, but now more relevant than ever.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Do You Need Another Reason To Boycott The Diocesan And Peters Pence Collections?

If so, and even if you don't (like me), behold!  And yes, your eyes are NOT deceiving you!

The keynote speakers' credentials are less than spectacular, from a vantage point of fidelity to Christian teaching.  Here's more on this lovely mess.

So that's a few weeks from now.  What is currently (at the time of this writing) happening is the "synod on synodality".  The heretical America magazine has a piece on it, and I don't, in this case, doubt the factual accuracy of it.  The pope kicked off the gabfest by claiming "there is no need to create a new church, but a different church".  Doesn't that sound like a bunch of talking out of both sides of the mouth!  In any event, he's stating quite plainly his desire to completely twist and distort the church into some kind of hideous caricature of itself.  Now, in light of these transhuman enthusiasts coming to the Vatican in two weeks. does he envision a bunch of grotesque transhuman chimeras overrunning the church?

Remember this Call to Action monstrosity from years back?  Maybe these clowns were onto something when they trotted out those puppets!  I suspect this is what they have in mind for this new and/or different church.  Notice that there are no young people here.  Quite telling.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Communism And Freemasonry Controlling The Vatican

Tonight's Anchor Team focused on Lepanto Institute's expose of some Vatican organizations that are directly and unabashedly promoting communism, witchcraft and baby-slaughter.  That expose was published two days ago and is linked here.  Please note that there is more commentary beneath the video.

Please watch the whole thing for there are mentioned websites with additional information.  In their discussion of communism and freemasonry, Hichborn and Maughan mentioned that Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels were greatly assisted by a British masonic lodge that took them under their wings, so to speak.

Also, please pay special attention to Hichborn's observations regarding so many of the "Catholic social justice" groups.  Many if not most of them are focused solely on temporal concerns without nary a thought towards eternal salvation.  It is the latter that is the Church's primary mission, for one day this earth will fade and their will only be heaven and hell.  A sole focus only on earthly concerns is a surefire way of careening straight towards hell.  That is one key reason why the Vatican's push for the covid cootie-jab is so nefarious, in addition to the fact that usage of these concoctions constitutes cooperation with the sin of baby-murder.

They have much to say about the socialistic bent of the United Nations, certainly as manifested through its presidents throughout the decades.  Recall that two years ago Pope Francis erroneously said that we have a duty to obey the United Nations.  I won't say that the pope has been duped by the communists in the UN.  No, he is in fact a fully-knowledgeable collaborator with them.  His shilling for the Sustainable Development goals and his constant hosting of Jeffrey Sachs and Ban-Ki Moon in preparation for Laudato Si certainly is proof of that.

Yesterday was the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  This is a good time to commit - or recommit - to praying it daily, as she requested at Fatima.  While prayer is essential, it is not sufficient.  Please take the time to inform yourselves of the ills of our Church and world.  Plan to speak against the evils that you see, even if the sources of those evils wear miters.  Use your rights as US citizens to take a stand for decency; we've seen plenty of parents do precisely that at various school board meetings lately.  Emulate their examples.  The time is short.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Rome Has Gone To The Pigs

I mean that quite literally.  It seems that the citizens are rather sloppy with their garbage, attracting these lovely little critters.  Actually, they are not so little and they can inflict serious hurt on people if they consider themselves provoked.

This seems like fitting punishment for the de facto worship of pachamama, the debauchery in the Vatican, the ingestion of the abortion-tainted covid-cootie-jab.  I wouldn't have been a bit surprised if the piggies were first seen trotting from the Vatican walls.  I seem to remember Our Lord exorcising some demons and allowing them to possess some pigs - rather fitting. 

ht - Canon 212

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Pontifical Academy For Life - In Bed With Big Pharma?

Professor Therese Lysaught, a member of the now-misnamed Pontifical Academy for Life, recently plopped a stinker that echoed the progressive claim that a Catholic in good conscience MUST receive a Covid-cootie-jab.  Her screed was published by the Not-At-All Catholic Reporter.  Dr. Janet Smith, in Crisis magazine, rebutted it.  She later discussed her article with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN.  This link will take you to a video of that interview, as well as links to both articles.  Smith calls Lysaught's mental gymnastics "fake theology" and for good reason.

Sadly but not too surprisingly, many liberal bishops who have lost focus on their mission to get souls into heaven have fallen lock-step behind the cootie-jab craze.  Several months ago, my parish - inside the archdiocese mismanaged by Cardinal Gregory - hosted a jab-session after the last Sunday mass.  The featured witches' brew was the Pfizer slop.

Speaking of Pfizer, James O'Keefe of Project Veritas did an undercover expose of Pfizer.  It seems that a goodly number of their staff take a dim view of the antics of their management.  They are named in this video below.  Given Planned Parenthood's attempt to destroy O'Keefe's expose of their abortuaries and baby-part-selling racket, we can surmise that there will be attempts to discredit this expose, too.  Therefore, I'd suggest that we all download these videos to our own machines, just to keep False-y et al from destroying the evidence and testimonies.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Wacky Psaki Opens Her Mouth Again

Anyone with a hint of common sense will know that a business person will pass on the costs of doing business to his/her customers.  He/she must, if he/she is to stay in business and earn a decent living for his/her own family.  How does she not get this?  She just might, and they really do have the goal of crushing small businesses.  After all, it is these small businesses that enable their workers and owners to live independently of the crumbs meted out by the governmental overlords.

She has the gall to admit that.  This is more the fault of the US citizenry for not rising in outrage over this tipping of the hand than hers.

Man's Best Friend Gives Her Human A Reality Check

We know these progressives and envirowhackos think that they can change nature at their whims (just look at the so-called "trans-genders").  But sometimes they get reality checks.  This dog, being forced by her owner to eat vegetables, makes her preference known to the obvious chagrin of her reality-denying owner.  Notice how quickly she turns off the video.  I don't know how that video survived, unless it was some sort of "facebook-live" thing and some astute individual captured it before the truth could be hidden.  Anyway, it's good for a laugh!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Paul Joseph Watson On The Work Of The Devil

Paul Joseph Watson is a British commentator who has posted a number of spot-on commentaries.  In this one, he pulls no punches when it comes to elaborating on Pope Francis' complicity with the demonic one-world government, and the obvious "mark of the beast" known as the Covid vaccines.  Yes it is plural for there are more than one; they do seem to be increasing in numbers every time one turns around.

There is some colorful language in this clip, but in all honesty I think it accurately reflects today's realities.

Food For Thought - Connecting Some Dots

A lot of calamities seem to be occurring all at once:
  • Draconian vaccine mandates
  • Papal attack against the Traditional Latin Mass
  • Illegal immigration run amok
  • Mid-east situation going south
And that's just a few problems.  They all seem to be unrelated, don't they?  They aren't - not by a long shot.  Take a look at this from John Zmirak.  For more food for thought, I post last week's Anchor Team.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Pope Francis Calls EWTN "The Work Of The Devil"

How many remember various sit-coms that featured a manipulative mother/mother-in-law who was always complaining about how close she came to death's door and how no one appreciated her?  That's what this recent exchange between the pope and some of his fellow Jesuits calls to mind.  In Slovakia last week, a Jesuit priest asked him how he was.  The pope replied, "still alive, even though some people wanted me to die".  The poor priest got quite the earful.  "Drama queen" are the words that come to mind.  Did Pope John Paul II carry on like that after he was shot?  I don't recall him doing so.

  • He railed against EWTN (albeit not by name) for "speaking ill of the pope".  He called them the "work of the devil".  Funny!  I seem to recall him asking "who am I to judge"?  Hmm...
  • He said of young priests seeking permission to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass, "it is a phenomenon, that indicates we are going backwards"..."This is the evil of this moment - namely, to seek the path in rigidity and clericalism, which are two perversions".
  • He complained that "it frightens us to accompany people with sexual diversity", urging the Jesuits to "go forward in pastoral experiences."
So from the last two bullet points, can we gather that he thinks those of us who attend the Traditional Latin Mass are perverts, while sodomites are simply "diverse"?  If he thinks that the latter need "accompanying", these "pastoral experiences" better include the Sacrament of Confession for the sake of all involved.

Below I'll post a video of a Traditional Latin Mass that took place two days ago.  Fr. Chad Ripperger gave the homily and spoke about Traditionis Custodes.  He linked this to modernism, and mentioned that a key feature of modernism is its hatred of the sacred.  I regret to say that he nails it when it comes to how the pope is simply railing against the Mass of the Ages at every opportunity.  Go to the 33-minute mark where Father's sermon starts.  I will say I differ with him when he opines that we should "be silent".  St Catherine of Siena lamented such silence, blaming that in part for the condition of the papacy in her day.  We have to speak and shed the light so that others aren't led astray.  Of course we pray and offer sacrifices, but these alone will not suffice.  Ora et labora.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

What's Up With March For Life?

Nellie Gray, founder and long-time president of National March for Life, passed away in 2012.  During her tenure at MFL, she ensured that her organization stayed true to the teachings of her Catholic Faith.  When I attended the Traditional Latin Mass at St Mary's just outside the Chinatown area in DC, Nellie was always there.  That to me was a clear indication that Nellie would never waver one iota from the Catholic nature of MFL's mission.  One of her key Life Principles that she gave to National March for Life was "not even a little bit of abortion".

Shortly after her death, I got a whiff of things amiss at MFL.  There was talk of making the March "appealing to young people" (as if there weren't already thousands of young people at the marches), making me believe that personnel selections would be influenced by that consideration.  It did seem to me that MFL might have been "going soft" on its principles, although at the time I couldn't substantiate my opinion, save for one incident of "seamless garment" garbage finding its way onto the rally stage.  Last year, when the leadership decided not to have the march out of fear of covid-cooties, I realized that my suspicions weren't just baseless paranoia.  Not since the March's founding had an annual march ever been cancelled until 2021.

Last October Louie Verrecchio released a video detailing how the Knights of Columbus seem to be adopting what is essentially a pro-abortion excuse.  An important aside - I mean this in no way to be a rebuke to the millions of "rank-and-file" Knights throughout the country, many of whom pray in front of abortuaries and exercise their laudable pro-life apostolates.  However, I suggest that they be aware of what "supreme" is doing and saying.  

I found evidence of the cozy relationship between the Knights and March for Life on MFL's webpage; apparently the two organizations are swapping board officers - often a clear indication of close relationships and common control.  In the video below, Verrecchio mentions sources to which the video links.  You can access them by clicking the "youtube" at the bottom right corner of the vide.  That takes you to the clip's home page and to the linked material.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Papal Paradox Stumbles Along

Pope Francis continued to spew poison on his return flight from Slovakia.  He was asked about same-sex mowwidge.  While he did reiterate the Church's teachings on marriage being between a biologically-born man and a biologically-born woman, he said same-sex unions are "helpful" for those of "diverse sexual orientation."

Stop right there!  No, any union that exists to provide the occasion for mortal sin is not at all helpful.  It literally facilitates the damnation of at least two souls.  It lends to these squalid associations a legitimacy that they simply do not deserve.

Below I post an address given by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1983.  We must continue to pray for Pope Francis, even as we have to resist his errors publicly.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Taylor Marshall On Pope Francis' Eastern Europe Trip

Taylor Marshall, in the podcast below, examines various aspects of yet another abysmal plane interview given by Pope Francis on his return from eastern Europe.  As an aside, I'll highlight some new terms: "cootie-jab".  Marshall coined this and it just might bypass the obnoxious and ubiquitous "fact-checkers" of Facebook.  The second one is from someone commenting on the video on the you tube page.  He asked, "since Pope Francis supports the jab, can he be called Poke Francis"?  Hmmm... 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Editor Of Catholic Virginian Apologies For Crass Cartoon - Well, Kinda!

From LifeSiteNews we read that Brian Olszewski, editor of the Catholic Virginian, uttered what can only be called a "cya" apology.  The Catholic Virginian is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Richmond.  The bishop there is Barry Knestout.  That name should be familiar to Catholics in the Archdiocese of Washington. 

In the Sept 6 edition of that paper, a very spiteful cartoon was published featuring a woman gloating over the COVID-related death of a man.  Here it is, on page 6.  Oh, by the way, should this pdf "disappear", I downloaded it as many other probably did.  It just reeks of progressive smugness and ugliness.  They most certainly do have an agenda of shilling for the Falsey narrative; more evidence is found on page 9 of this rag.  Someone should tell Ms Barbara Hughes that the exploitation of the bodies of murdered babies does NOT mean "love of God, self, neighbor".  The by-line indicates that she fancies herself to be a "spiritual guide".  If that thinly-disguised blasphemy is a sample of her "spiritual guidance", I think I'll pass for I seem to remember Our Lord warning against "the blind leading the blind".

Getting back to the cartoon, I understand that Olszewski issued an "apology" of sorts.  Here it is.  Notice that he acknowledges that he was slammed for that cartoon, as well he should have been.  He's sorry, alright.  But is he simply sorry that he caught flak?

But now let's address Bishop Knestout's responsibility in this matter.  In addition to being the publisher of the Catholic Virginian, he is the local bishop.  Will he accept Olszewski's "apology"?  If so, would he have done so if the cartoon had mocked another grouping of people, like practitioners of gay sex, for example?  If Knestout's history is any indicator, then he would have tossed Olszewski out on his ear with great alacrity and little ceremony.

To what history do I refer?  Let's go back 9.5 years, when Knestout was an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington.  Saturday, Feb 25, 2012, Father Marcel Guarnizo presided at a funeral Mass.  He was compelled by his duty under Canon 915 to withhold Holy Communion to the daughter who was living in lesbian sin.  For his priestly fidelity, his faculties in the Archdiocese of Washington were revoked by Bishop Knestout.  See here and here for the account of Knestout's vindictiveness against a good priest while he refused to speak truth to someone in mortal sin.

By the way, doesn't Bishop Knestout read his own diocesan newspaper?  Why do we not hear of him being one of those who showed proper indignation at that cartoon?

But maybe there really isn't inconsistency in Knestout's reactions to both these situations.  In the first incident, he retaliated against the defense of truth.  Last week he was willing to let an attack on the truth continue, and would have done so to this day had it not been for the public outrage and possible reduction in donation dollars.

I suggest that Richmond Catholics reduce their donations until real discipline is meted out to Olszewski and any one else who had a hand in this cartoon's publication.