Sunday, May 30, 2021

Baltimore Catholic Review Salutes Pro-Gay Activism Of Local Priest

Several priests in the Archdiocese of Baltimore have retired, including the renegade priest Father Joseph Muth.  Recall that his retirement wasn't entirely voluntary; Archbishop Lori asked for his retirement, and for ample reason.  The Catholic Review sang the praises of these new retirees, Father Muth among them.   I thought that the Review, being the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, might have the good sense not to mention the gay pandering of Father Muth throughout the years.  After all, to have a priest actually herding his all-too-willing sheep on the their way to hell is not exactly worthy of praise.  It speaks ill of the Review, and perhaps the Archdiocese of Baltimore itself, that they would choose to celebrate Father Muth's promotion of mortal sin.

Baltimore Catholics, would not "letters to the editor" be in order?  I suspect that the Review is at least partially funded by the Archdiocese of Baltimore: in other words, by your contributions.  Do you want your contributions used to affirm mortal sin?   On the Review's page, I saw no provision for letter submission, so I'd suggest that you send yours to  Not only Baltimore Catholics, but all faithful Catholics should protest this travesty.  Here is my letter to the editor. 

Dear Editor, I read with disappointment Christopher Gunty’s all-too-glowing article regarding the retirement of Father Joseph Muth.  It’s understandable that when highlighting the career of a retiring priest, that the Archdiocese would wish to laud his legitimate accomplishments.  However, his activity for the mortal sin of homosexual conduct is  not among those accomplishments.  He validated so-called “gay couples” in their mortal sin.  Time and again, he led a contingent of St Matthew’s parishioners in Baltimore’s “gay pride” parade, while carrying a St. Matthew’s banner.  The list of scandalous behaviors could go on. 

Gundy’s article says that he provided “welcome” for gay people.  May I remind you that Holy Mother Church has always provided that welcome?  She has always welcomed not only homosexual people but others also embroiled in mortal sins such as murder, drunken behavior, theft, etc.  That welcoming has always been accomplished through the Sacrament of Confession, when those in mortal sin foreswear their sinful conduct.  Mr Gundy and most likely others of the Review staff seem to approve of homosexual conduct; in so voicing that approval, they commit their own sin and most likely could benefit from a visit to a confessional themselves.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Montgomery County Exec To Those Living As Free People: WE WILL FIND YOU! Mwahahaha!!!

Yesterday Montgomery County Marc Elrich announced that as of 6:am today, that he lifted his tyrannical edicts upon us.  Apparently more than 60% of county residents have chosen to be sheep instead of free people and have submitted to being vaccination guinea pigs.  That satisfied the Democrat progressive lust for compliance so now the majority of shackles are released.  Realizing that Montgomery County MD is a veritable liberal loony bin, I am regrettably inclined to believe that a majority of people here are indeed guilty of both gullibility and cowardice.  Many of them are pro-abortion, too, so I now wonder what happened to one of their favorite mantras, "my body, my choice"?

As for that pesky minority of county citizens who still have a recollection of being free American citizens, well, Elrich is still lusting after our blind, stupified compliance.  One sentence from his diatribe speech is quite telling.  I quote, "We still have thousands of our residents who are not vaccinated, and we remain committed to finding them and encouraging them to be vaccinated."

Yes, that is a direct quote from the county executive's blog!  Never in a million years would I have dreamed that he would channel Adolf Hitler so perfectly!  Can't you just picture Hitler and his henchmen saying the same of Jews as they were hunted down and dragged to the gas chambers? 

So they will hunt us down find us!  And then they will twist our arms encourage us to submit to their vile injections - just as the Jewish prisoners were subjected to macabre "experiments" of Josef Mengeles.

Ladies and gentlemen, are we awake yet?

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Cardinal Gregory Repeats Skullduggery Of 2004 USCCB Meeting

Two weeks ago, Archbishop Gomez, current USCCB president, announced his intentions to discuss whether or not pro-abortion politicians should be admitted to Holy Communion.  It was reported that Cardinal Ladaria, current head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, advised against it.  In fact, he advised that the body of bishops come to consensus - meaning that they would have to discuss the matter.  The whole business of Ladaria trying to squelch the topic appears to be a wild interpretation of what he actually said.  I regret that two weeks ago, I didn't catch onto their duplicity.  There is reason to believe that Ladaria issued that directive at the request of Cardinals Tobin and Cupich.  One could suspect that wasn't exactly what Tobin and Cupich wanted to hear.

Perhaps Tobin and Cupich took cues from Cardinal Gregory and MISTER McCarrick.  In 2004, during the USCCB meeting in Dallas, then-Cardinal Ratzinger, then head of the CDF, issued "Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion" and directed that it be read during that meeting.  Gregory and McCarrick conspired to conceal the real letter and issued a deliberate misrepresentation of that letter, implying that it was up to individual bishops to make those determinations in their own locales.

Now some progressive prelates, among them Cardinals Cupich and Gregory, are attempting to recreate the deception that Gregory himself perpetrated seventeen years ago..  They and sixty+ of their colleagues wrote a letter to Gomez with the intent of preventing such a conversation at their June meeting.   Gregory already said that he won't deny Biden Holy Communion.  It seems like Gregory in particular has an odd pattern of thumbing his nose at the CDF. 

We don't know who the 60+ other prelates are, who are trying to stonewall discussion about the denial of Holy Communion to proabortion politicians, outside of Gregory, Cupich and O'Connor.  We know who some aren't, besides the obvious exception of Gomez himself.  Bishop Paprocki has stated that this issue must be faced.  Archbishop Cordilione and Archbishop Aquila stated the same.

Truth be told, Canon 915 is crystal clear and really requires no "discussion", just obedience.  But I suppose they think that if they can stonewall "discussion", they can stonewall obedience.  Do they really think God will continue to be mocked like that?

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Father Altman's Vocation Threatened By His Bishop - Action Needed

Almost two weeks ago, Father James Altman was interviewed by Church Militant.  The video is below.  In that video, Father excoriates the bishops for their dereliction of duty on account of the covid-hysteria.  Please note that at the 10:00 mark, Father praises his own bishop, William Callahan of La Crosse (WI) for at least staying open.  In other words, he contrasts his bishop to the other US bishops.  Might this have made Callahan so uncomfortable that he felt compelled to kick Father Altman to the curb in order to get back in good graces with his bishop-buddies?

On Friday, May 21, Bishop Callahan relieved Father Altman of his priestly duties and asked for his resignation.  His final Mass at St. James the Less Parish was two days later - Pentecost Sunday.  Below is his homily from that Mass.  Callahan is accusing Altman of being "divisive and ineffective".  Could Callahan possibly be more ambiguous and nebulous about those charges?  I applaud Father for initiating a canonical challenge to that bogus charge.

So what can we do, besides prayer, which we should all be doing anyway?  Phone calls, emails, and letters are necessary to these two individuals.   First, contact the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States.  His contact information is given here.  Let them know politely but firmly that it is Bishop Callahan who should be disciplined for trying to get one of his priests sacked for simply telling the truth and providing the Sacraments to his flock.  Second, contact Bishop Callahan himself.  He needs to be rebuked for how he is treating Father Altman.  He needs to be reminded that he is a bishop who must answer for the manner in which he carries out (or fails to, as the case may be) his sacred duties.  Lastly, those in the Diocese of La Crosse can advise their bishop that they will no longer contribute their hard-earned money to someone intent on destroying the vocation of a good priest.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Conservatives Behaving Oddly

I once heard a story regarding former US general and US president Ulysses Grant.  Apparently, while still a general, he was leading a military  expedition of some sort.  Some of his men were telling rather bawdy jokes.  He ordered them to stop.  One of the officers asked why, since no ladies were present.  Grant replied because gentlemen were present.  Another quote that stuck with me through the years is one attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville: "American is great because America is good".   What I have to say in the next paragraphs is directed not towards progressives, but to conservatives who really should wknow better.

Breitbart News posted a story about an Army captain who was reported to his superior offices for bantering on line about a female friend's bra size.  I got wind of it because they also posted it to their facebook page.  Most of the commenters dismiss the crude nature of the captain's action and focus on what might have motivated those who reported the captain to his superiors.  The commenters accuse them of being "leftwing", "pansies", etc.  I will not dispute those characterizations for they are irrelevant to the culpability of the captain.  Perhaps I should mention that Captain Dickson is a public affairs officer - rather ironic.

Many of the other commenters argue that Dickson's free speech rights are violated.  I don't think they understand nor appreciate that military personnel simply don't enjoy the rights as do civilians.  For instance, if any of them were to criticize President Biden as do many of us, they could be court-martialed, for Biden is their Commander in Chief.  Only a handful of other commenters besides myself agreed that Dickson committed an act unbecoming an officer.

But let's look at the commenters themselves.  Many of them chortle at the "topic" of the tweets, seeing absolutely no  problem with the boorish behavior of Dickson and his tweeting companions.  Fifty years ago, no one would have dreamed of cracking jokes about underwear and other adolescent preoccupations.  There was an inherent sense of class and dignity in social conduct.  One commenter remarked that they remembered a strong military.  I replied that I did too, and that time period corresponded with the expectations that military personnel conduct themselves like responsible adults.

Some see the discipline against Dickson as further emasculation of the military.  Since when is it truly masculine to act like guffawing oafs engaging in conduct against decency?  Catholics will recognize authentic manhood in St Joseph, the other saints and martyrs and Our Lord Himself.   Would any of these have been sniggering about a woman's underwear?

Frankly I'm surprised and disappointed in Breitbart.  They are in essence saying that the arguably despicable actions of the progressives excuses the oafish behavior of Dickson and his friends.  In reality, this erstwhile "public affairs officer" has done his share to undermine the morals and morale of the US military.

I'm also somewhat baffled by those who would otherwise seem to respect our military and hope the best for the United States.  It seems that their default modus operandi is to see what position the progressives take on a given matter and then take the opposite position, simply because it opposes the progressives.  They don't stop to examine the facts of the issues on their own merits.  This is not the first time or circumstance in which I've noticed this regrettable tendency.

In this particular situation, otherwise intelligent people see that progressives are lodging complaints against Captain Dickson.  So in order to stand in opposition to the progressives, they are willing to excuse the vulgar conduct of Dickson, downplaying its immorality.  That brings me back to Tocqueville's quote cited in the first paragraph of this post.  Given other situations in which I've seen this odd tendency among some conservatives, I must admit the possibility that some of those defending Dickson's antics are Catholic.  Such Catholics will only hinder themselves and any efforts to pray and work for a restoration of the Church if they are so bent on opposing progressives that they wind up defending immorality.  Can we guard against this?

Friday, May 21, 2021

Proof That Abortion Is Linked To Satanism

Many of us have been discussing the links between satanism and abortion.  Quite often we have been mocked by pro-abortion activists as conspiracy nuts for so doing.  Well, here is irrefutable proof, from the horse's own mouth, so to speak. 

Governor Abbott of Texas recently signed a bill requiring a sonogram before an abortion.  A satanic temple has filed suit against Texas, claiming that this bill impedes a "religious abortion ritual".  It is not every day that I link to a satanic site, but they are quite up front about this lawsuit, and more importantly, the role that abortion plays in their worship of the devil.  All this serves to underscore why baby-slaughter must be eradicated and pro-abortionists - including those in Catholic church hierarchy - must be defeated.

I learned of this suit from this week's episode of the Inner Circle from Lepanto Institute - lots of good information therein.

Pope Francis Mocks His Duty To Guard The Deposit Of Faith

First, lest truth-deniers charge me with taking remarks out of context, here is the homily in which the heretical statement occurred; note that this is the Vatican's own site.  For centuries, it has always been understood that one of the chief responsibilities of the Pontiff is to guard the Deposit of Faith - that is, the dogmas and doctrines that are the revealed will of Christ.  I regret that the pope, in using the words "guardians of doctrine and dogma", that he knew that he was undermining the mandate laid upon him.  As Marshall points out later in the video, he may well not believe that there really is immutable dogma.  

We got more than a hint of that in my previous post, where he yammers about "culture of encounter".  Well, encounter with what?  We never get a clear answer on that, but we do know it has to do with some idea of "utopia" that is rooted in various evil paradigms.

We need to double down on our Rosaries and pray for a pope who will be a true shepherd of Catholic souls.  I truly hope this pope finds that grace of conversion.  If not, I pray for a speedy replacement, as too many souls are at stake.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Big Announcement! Get Ready For The Culture Of Encounter!

Oh, yippee!  Doesn't that sound hifalutin?   So what or who are we allegedly "encountering"?  That is the mystery.

Unfortunately that question isn't answered at all by this announcement that appears on the website of the Archdiocese of Washington.  The students of Archbishop Carroll High School are to be the first guinea pigs participant of (trumpets and drum roll, please) New Scholas Occurrentes Washington DC Chapter!

On Thursday May 20th, they will be engaging in a live videoconference with the pope as he trots out this latest stunt initiative.  The event is closed to the public (does that include parents of the students as well?) but it appears that we can follow it on that youtube link.

Here is the website of Scholas.  The main page rotates through a number of scenes.  One scene contains a quote from the pope, which is really quite telling.  It starts with "our utopia, that of all who forms Scholas".  Utopia?  Ladies and gentlemen, this is not Catholic thought!  Any talk of "utopia" is rooted in masonry, socialism, humanism, any false doctrine that has its focus on the present world and has absolutely no consideration of eternal life.

Speaking of matters of eternity, I searched that website and found no mention of the words "God", "Christ", "salvation", "heaven".  If anyone finds such mention, please advise via a comment.  But should one have to go on a treasure hunt on an ostensibly Catholic site to see any mention of God?

Here we have some blather about the "university of meaning".  Pardon the pun, but I have no idea what that means.  All that talk about the "unknown" sounds dangerous, as God Himself is not "unknown".  He has made Himself known in the Scriptures, teachings of the Church throughout the centuries and the Sacraments.  Therein lies any authentic "encounter".  These suggestions that we search for the "unknown" may make the unsuspecting young person vulnerable to spiritual dangers, even those of demonic origin.  By the way - for those of us who watched the original Star Trek series, that emboldened blurb from the pope sounds a lot like William Shatner's opening monologue at the start of the episodes, doesn't it?

I'd love to study this, but it all sounds like verbose mush.  And that's what will happen to any remains of Christianity that any participant will have.  It is a bunch of wordy vacuity - at least on the page.  I suspect as people are drawn into all this mumbo-jumbo, the real poison (whatever variety that might be) will be unleashed on them.  Let's watch this one, too.

HT - Canon 212

Monday, May 17, 2021

The End Of Roe V Wade May Be In Sight - Pray

Today the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case Dobbs V Jackson Women's Health.  It will address specifically the ridiculous notion that abortionists are qualified to determine the viability of a child who is targeted for abortion.  This will be the first abortion case to be decided by a Supreme Court without Ruth Bader Ginsburg and with Amy Comey Barrett.  Please note that the abortuary did not want the Supreme Court to take the case.  

Former President Trump appointed three justices: Kavanaugh, Gorsuch and Barrett.  As LifeSiteNews points out, their votes are still largely unknown.  Had Hillary Clinton appointed three Supreme Court justices, those votes would be very well known - to be deadly, that is.

I do not know when the Court will begin to hear arguments with regard to that case, nor when judgment will be handed down.  We're certainly looking at several months.  Between then and now we must pray that God will enlighten and embolden these justices to pursue the right to life for all.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Attention, Archdiocese Of Washington Catholics! CCHD Collection This Weekend

This weekend's second collection is for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.  As it has been amply demonstrated time and again that monies donated in this collection will serve only to undermine the Faith, we urge you to boycott this collection!  Not one penny of Catholic money towards communism, pro-abortion groups, gay and transgender activism, etc.  There are plenty of truly worthy charities where your donations will be properly utilized.

Please spread the word!

Friday, May 14, 2021

Imagine Your Own Theology

The Vatican seems to be awash in conferences these days.  We've known about the gabfest at which renowned theological geniuses Chelsea Clinton and Steve Perry spoke, but another happened too.  This one is so much under wraps that when I google the name of it "Today And Tomorrow: Imaging Theology", with or without the name of John Paul II Pontifical Institute on Theology (sponsoring group), nothing comes up.

The Anchor Team, in tonight's episode, did an expose of it.  This is the first that I heard of it, but it sounds like it is quite the snake in the grass.  No wonder the Vatican goons kept it under wraps.  The title of this blog post might have been a more realistic title for that gabfest.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

US Bishops Can't Be Bothered As God Is Publicly Insulted

Two troubling events happened this past week.  First, on May 6, President Biden addressed a gathering that commemorated the National Day of Prayer.  Usually, when we speak of prayer, we speak of approaching Our Lord.  Therefore, we'd hope that any address given during that gathering would touch upon that aspect of prayer.  That didn't happen.  For the first time in US history, a US president gave a talk at the National Day of Prayer without so much as mentioning God once.  The internet was ablaze with this news.  Below I will post Franklin Graham's reaction to that travesty.

Two days later in Alberta Canada, Pastor Artur Pawlowski, with Dawid Pawloski, was arrested while on the road from a church service that he had just conducted.  His high crime and misdemeanor?  "Inciting" people to attend a church service.  Yes, the thugs used the word "inciting".  He already had to deal with police barging into his church during services.  I have the video of that altercation below.

A fair amount of outrage (not enough, in my humble opinion) has been generated by these two acts of official disregard for God.  Yet the Catholic prelates of both countries (United States and Canada) have uttered nary a peep regarding these two matters.  Whatever happened to bishops acting like bishops, to standing up for Our Lord against de facto tyrants?  Your Excellencies, we await your answers. Meanwhile, we will salute these two Protestant pastors (Graham and Pawlowski) who act more Catholic than you.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Prominent Jesuits Attempt To Obfuscate Clear Teaching Regarding Worthiness To Receive Holy Communion

Yes, the bishops are trying to fenagle some way to allow prominent pro-abortion Catholics to receive Holy Communion - politicians such as President Biden and Nancy Pelosi, for example.  Archbishop Gomez advised the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that they (US bishops) were planning to discuss the matter.  

These days, however, the CDF is headed by a Jesuit - Cardinal Luis Ladaria, to be specific.  He wrote back, stating that it would be "misleading" to present abortion and euthanasia as "the only grave matters of Catholic moral and social teaching that demand the fullest level of accountability on the part of Catholics".  Once again, by this current crowd infesting the Vatican, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is being slapped in the face as his clear directive "Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion: General Principles" is being directly contradicted.  In that, Benedict states that abortion and euthanasia are always grave sins, while in the third section, he states that those who differ on matters such as capital punishment can still consider themselves eligible to receive Holy Communion.  On those matters there may (and often are) legitimate difference of opinions - not so with abortion and euthanasia.

Ladaria suggests that unless the bishops are unanimous on their stance, these matters could be causes of "discord rather than unity".  Well, yes, dissent on matters of inherent evils and the absolute requirement to obey Canon 915 are problems, but not because they make visible the lack of obedience of Our Lord by some bishops.  Where evil exists, not only will there be disunite, but in these situations, disunity is necessary.  As a wise saying goes, "it's better to be divided over the truth than united in a lie".

So what does Ladaria suggest?  Why, dialogue, of course!  Lots and lots of dialogue!  These poor little bumpkin politicians just need a good sit-down!  Of course that's nonsense!  These pro-aborts are running the country (and I daresay the Vatican).  They know very well what the Church teaches - they simply could not care less!

The America article paraphrases Ladaria with the phrase "don't rush the debate".  Truth be told, there is no debate.  One either obeys the teaching of the Church that have been handed down through the centuries, in this case as encapsulated in Canon 915, or they put themselves in disobedience.  This is a battle that is heating up, and I will post more on this later.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Young People Return To Tradition, Whereupon The Progressives Scold

It is no secret to any Catholic with at least one functioning eyeball that young Catholics are rediscovering traditional Catholicism, the patrimony that the now-aging hippies tried to trash.  Funny thing, though.  When something truly is of Divine origin, it simply won't stay under wrap.

A few weeks ago we saw Father Reese of Jesuit magazine wail and gnash his teeth.  He actually had the hubris to declare that "children and young people should not be allowed to attend such Masses".  Rather imperious and arrogant, don't you think?  I attend a traditional Mass myself and I rejoice at the number of young families (with several children each) in attendance.

Father Reese is not alone in bewailing the demise of the clown-rock-hippy-clappy masses.  A few days ago, we saw in US Catholic an article entitled "Parish Differences Pont To Divisions In The Church" by Peter Feuerherd.  I wonder if he is related to the late Joseph Feuerherd of the Not-At-All Catholic Reporter?  That certainly would explain some of his progressive bent.  Anyway, the thrust of his screed is that the mean old rad-trads (never mind that many of them are young people) are making others feel bad and driving them away from the Church.  Truth be told, those others probably never had actual faith in Our Lord and love for His Church, for if they did, the presence of differing people would never cause them to leave.  We didn't leave the Church when the hippy Jesuits were in ascendency.  I think they are looking for an excuse to undermine those who are living the true faith and to excuse their own disdain for the Mass.

Speaking of Not-At-All Catholic Reporter, we have Michael Sean Winters chiming in with his "Catholics Behaving Badly" nonsense.  In this installment he belittles Father David Nix, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Michael Warsaw, and Sohrab Ahmari.  My!  It gives us bloggers something to which to aspire - to be listed by Winters as "Catholics behaving badly"!

As the liberal hysteria grows, I'm sure we can expect more snit-fits to be published.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Another Angelus, Another Heresy

Actually, during Eastertide, we pray the Regina Caeli at noon in lieu of the Angelus, but you get the drift.  Anyway, today the pope mangled a sermon on the vine and branches narrative that is found in John 15:1-8.  While he correctly noted that we, the branches, depend entirely on Jesus for life, he plopped a stinker when he stated that Jesus likewise needs us - because the trunk would be bare or some other sort of nonsense.

He completely mischaracterized the Divinity of Jesus.  Jesus, being the Second Person of the Trinity, is God no less than God the Father is God.  God does not need anyone or anything.  He is all sufficient in Himself.  He lacks nothing, thus can need nothing.

It's a pity that we need to always be on the alert for tiny little heretical zingers interspersed with the pope's words, but it is what it is.  If nothing else, it teaches us to listen and to think about what is going into both our eyes and ears, to filter out the chafe and keep the good.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Xaverian Brothers - Gay Pandering Social Justice Warriors, Disregarding Eternal Life

 I got hold of the Spring 2021 issue of Concordia, a magazine put out by the Xaverian Brothers.  On page 5 is the article that you see on the right-hand side of this post.  It's also on line at their website.  The article calls to memory Tyler Clementi, a young college student who committed suicide after he was outed as a gay man.

The author laments that he was bullied in his final days and sings the praises of the foundation that his family set up in his memory, the Tyler Clementi Foundation.  The article also claims that several bishops have voiced public support of this foundation that exists ostensibly to address consequences of bullying.  Brother Daniel, the General Superior, says, "our work...calls us to stand up for LGBTQ+ youth and against any form of harassments and bullying."  What is missing from this supposedly Catholic publication is any concern for the salvation of Clementi's soul.  Clementi was bullied after he was caught kissing another man.  Certainly the bullying of Clementi was a criminal act, but Clementi was engaging in actions that imperiled his immortal soul.  Why did this "katholyc" magazine not urge that we pray that Clementi, as he was falling from the bridge, have the grace of final repentance?

One might glean from that admission that the Xaverians do not believe that homosexual acts are gravely sinful, as they actually are.  One might also glean that impression from the lauds that they heap upon the Tyler Clemente Foundation.  One can scroll through the banners of their front page to see that this outfit exists not only to address bullying but to cram the gay agenda down our throats.  There is a "birthday celebration" honoring George Takei, Tipper Gore and others.  These must be the bishops that the Xaverian article mentioned; almost all of them dissent from Church teaching on several matters.

The Xaverians are yet another men's order that is actually greasing the skids to hell for any of the unsuspecting people it purports to serve.  Let this humble post be the start of their exposition.