Monday, February 28, 2022

The Archdiocese Of Baltimore Hears Truth

A few weeks ago I published a "call to action" on behalf of Maryland parents who were tired of being betrayed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  On February 4, about 65 Catholics came out in the rain onto the steps of the Baltimore chancery and made their displeasure known.  A few days later Archbishop Lori rescinded the mandates.  I was told that Lori planned to do that anyway but still this action served to let the chancery know that they won't get away with utilizing the donations of Catholic parents to harm their children.  

The video below is a combination of clips from several camcorders and phone recorders - hence the breaks in continuity.  It still serves to give a feel for what happened February 4, and to let readers know that they too can make their voices heard.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Holy Communion At St Silly's

Let me preface this video by stating that this is not intended as judgment on those who have received Holy Communion in the hand.  I too was taught that in the hand was the proper way to receive Our Lord in Holy Communion.  Not until I was exposed to the truth and did some research on my own did I realize that I was unwittingly committing sacrilege with my unconsecrated hands.  By the way - this was quite some time before I started attending the Traditional Latin Mass on Sundays.

Anyway, here's another "tongue-in-cheek lesson" from "Father Timmy at St Silly" on how they think Holy Communion is to be received.  Of course we lay folks are not to touch Our Lord - not even during "pandemics".  

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Welcome To St Silly's Parish!

We recently heard of alleged leniency that the pope displayed to the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP).  While this is welcome news, I agree with the producer of the video below that there's more to this than meets the eye.  The pope's ultimate intent is plainly laid out in Traditionis Custodes, and that never was rescinded.  I will post the video below, and below that, a helpful (?) introduction to the kind of treatment that we who attend the Latin Mass should expect.

There are actually more videos along the lines of the one you'll see below.  This is actually the first in a series.  I will post others very shortly.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

With This Guitar, I Thee Bless

This sacrilege happened in the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Taylor Marshall (and others) ask a very relevant question.  How does Cupich allow that yet ban the Traditional Latin Mass?  It certainly seems indicative of Cupich's warped perspective and priorities, doesn't it?

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Satanic Conference In Arizona Met By Faithful Catholics

Jesse Romero and the men of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition Family and Property launched a prayer effort outside the conference hotel to offer reparation for the blasphemous event happening there.  I have stood several times with the men of TFP and respect them highly for standing in the public square.  We all need to do that.  Please see the report below.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Catholic Standard Slobbers Up To Two Dissident Religious

Sister Jeannine Gramick is co-founder of the gay-pandering New Ways Ministry.  They call themselves "catholic" although they were disavowed by previous DC prelates.  They favor sodomy and the mockery of the Sacrament of Matrimony.  In 2000 both the Vatican and her own order (School Sisters of Notre Dame) ordered her to silence.  She thumbed her nose at them and kept right on yapping.  Both she and her dissident bunch are located in Prince George's County, MD.

Father Thomas Reese, SJ, likewise favors "gay rights".  He was an editor for the "America" Jesuit rag.  That publication was so egregious that when Pope Benedict XVI ascended to the papal throne, one of his first acts was to oust Reese from his position.  At present, he is a columnist for America and the other dissident rag, National Catholic Reporter.  He currently lives in DC, maybe Georgetown.

So what, besides being two dissident religious who make jokes of their vows and who reside in the MD/DC area, do these two have in common?  Why, they are both being lauded by the Catholic Standard for celebrating their 60th anniversaries!  They are listed on pages 22 and 23 of the February 17th paper edition.  I could not find it online (if someone else can find it, please post the link in the comment section).

If these two had spent those 60 years in actual service to the Church, looking to their own eternal salvation and those of others, it would be appropriate to celebrate their milestones in a Catholic newspaper.  But they've done just the opposite.  They've undermined Catholic teaching to the eternal detriment of souls, and to date, they are unrepentant.  Not one word of the flamboyant dissidence of either one is so much as mentioned.  Just what did the editorial staff of the Catholic Standard think they were accomplishing?  Well, it turns out that Gramick is best buds, or "pen pals", with the pope.  And both Reese and the pope are Jesuits.  Hmmm...

What The Council Of Trent Says About I Versus We In Baptism

The Council of Trent was held in the mid 1500s, to refute the errors of Protestantism and to concisely set forth Catholic beliefs.  Among the topics discussed were the Sacraments, including Baptism.  The participants in this council aimed to eradicate erroneous teachings and practices regarding the Sacraments and they were quite specific in doing so.  It was a dogmatic council and the proceedings are binding upon the Church. 

In order to promulgate the council, a catechism was written immediately afterwards.  Pope Saint Pius V and Saint Charles Borromeo were both heavily involved in that undertaking.  The canons and decrees of the Council of Trent and the Catechism of the Council of Trent can be obtained from Tan Publishing.  In this day and age of dodgy catechesis, I highly recommend that everyone obtain copies. 

Meanwhile, here is what the Catechism of the Council of Trent says of Baptism.  Particular germane to the topic of the "I versus we" discussion is the section under "words of the form".  Yes, it really does matter what word is used.  Specific words convey specific meanings.  The Church has always understood that.  It's high time that some Catholics start appreciating that reality.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Maryland Citizens! Call For Immediate Action!

Almost two months ago, I touched upon Maryland's abortion fight in 1991 and 1992 with bill SB 162.  As horrendous as that law is, it is still merely a law, vulnerable to court action.

No doubt the pro-aborts in Annapolis see some "writing on the wall" as far as the Dobbs case goes, for now they are attempting to enshrine Senate Bill 162 into the Maryland State Constitution via amendment.  The vehicle is House Bill 1171 to create a Maryland constitutional "right" to fully-funded abortion on demand.  The State of Maryland's information on the bill is here, along with the text of HB 1171.

Hearings on the bill are scheduled to commence Tuesday February 22.  We need to stop this now, lest abortion become irrevocably enshrined in Maryland's constitution.  Maryland Right to Life has an action page that goes into the bill; on the right side is a letter-writer.  Send your letters AND call your representatives.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Sacraments - Matter, Form, And Intent

Recently a priest in the Diocese of Phoenix resigned after it was discovered that his misuse of pronouns during baptism ceremonies rendered the sacrament invalid.  He did this to hundreds of babies over the years.  The upshot is that they never received the graces pertaining to baptism.  Original sin was not remitted.  Subsequent sacraments received by the affected individuals were likewise rendered invalid and perhaps some died in that state.

I'm now going to post some links that give the Church's teachings on the topic of Sacraments, and the Sacrament of Baptism in particular.  Please bear in mind that Jesus Christ has empowered the Magisterium over the centuries to pronounce His teachings.  Also bear in mind that Sacraments and their attendant graces are objective realities, apart from any experiences or judgments that we may harbor.  Please see this, this, and this.

Bishop Olmsted is a bishop who takes his responsibilities seriously.  Understanding the spiritual peril in which many of his people were placed, he is taking measures to ensure that as many as possible are notified so that they can receive proper baptisms, confirmations, etc. 

This situation is being discussed on social media.  On Facebook, I am reading comments that display an abysmal lack of understanding and appreciation of the sacraments.  As a summary, I will paraphrase some of the opinions that seem to be prevalent:

  • God only cares about the intention of those involved
  • This is not a big deal.
  • The bishop is nit-picking
  • It is cruel to exclude these people from the Church
All of these statements display common erroneous mind-sets.  They are evaluating baptism from the stance of mere subjective experience.  They deem the badly-administered sacrament to be valid because of "trauma" that some might experience, utterly disregarding the fact that sacraments are objective realities that are independent of their opinions.

As we understand in the reading of the links, the reality of the Sacraments hinges on three things: intent, matter and form.  A defect in any one of those things will render the sacrament invalid.  These other people seem to appreciate intent, but have little disregard for form.   That parish priest uttered the words "we baptize you" instead of "I baptize you", undermining the understanding that it is Christ who baptizes through the priest.

I don't know the ages of these people, but I strongly suspect that their Catholic education was compromised by the proceeds of Vatican II.  Mine was, but my earlier years weren't.  They gave me some decent frame of reference that served to at least partially shield me from some of the pernicious modernist lies.  Later on I embarked on some self-reading and education, still ongoing, to rid my mind of lingering nonsense.  

I say that because if someone can dismiss the Church's emphasis on proper form as "nitpicking" and "legalism", they simply did not receive a decent Catholic education.  I hope it is that, for if they do know the Church's centuries-old teaching on these matters and still scoff at them, they place their souls in danger.  I and some others actually posted links to Church teaching, most of which were summarily dismissed.  As long as Catholics insist on elevating their own emotions above what Our Lord objectively teaches, we will see much of the Church collapse like a house of cards.  The rest of us must continue to pray and to speak the truth, regardless of the mockery that comes our way.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

For SuperBowl Sunday, Make A Game Plan!

On Maryland roads today, the overhead electronic signs were programmed to read, "Make a game plan.  Hand your keys to a sober driver" or something to that effect.  It's hearkening to the idea of a designated driver who will remain sober while his/her companions consider themselves free to get plastered.

Well, I have what I hope is not a novel idea.  How about this for a "game plan"?  How about everyone behave like a responsible adult and refuse to get into a drunken, inebriated, and incapacitated state?  Is that doable?  Aren't most people capable of some responsible behavior?

Last time I checked, drunkedness, particularly if brought about deliberately or by reckless disregard, is sinful, perhaps mortally so.  We don't know who will win tomorrow, but we know that all will, sooner or later, pass away and into his/her particular judgment.  After that, it's heaven or hell (maybe purgatory before heaven for some of us).  That will be for a very long time.  Let's live with that "end-game" always in mind.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

A 1960s Documentary On The Stupefying Of The Church

Today a facebook friend suggested that we watch an NBC documentary called "The New American Catholic".  I did that about five months ago and blogged on it then.  Some of the commenters on my friend's post pointed out that most of the clergy featured in that film left the priesthood.  I googled some of the names and sure enough, they did.  Look up Bishop James Patrick Shannon or Father William Nerin, for example.  As I listened to some of that guitar stuff, I noticed Ray Repp's music being featured; he died recently and is survived by his "husband", that is, his accomplice in sodomite perversion.  Please pray for his soul.

Admittedly that clip is full of NBC bias, but still the faith of so many Catholics evaporated like water after these changes were crammed down our throats.  I witnessed it first-hand, some of it in my own family.  I wrote some posts in attempts to clarify my own thoughts as to how Catholics could give up their faith without so much as a whimper.  See here

As I write this, Lent is just around the corner.  For those of us who follow the Traditional Latin calendar, this Sunday is Septuagesima Sunday, when Lenten preparations begin in earnest.  A few sessions of listening to that film clip might count as mortification of the senses.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Why We Salute The Canadian Truck Drivers - Let's Support And Emulate Them

The Remnant and LifeSiteNews both published an open letter penned by Archbishop Vigano to the Canadian truck drivers (and companions) who are standing up to their tin-horn-dictator government.  He succinctly points out the underlying issues regarding their plight, facts that not even they may yet know.  Yes it is all about the Great Reset and our duty to oppose it.  

Here is the link to it.  On that Remnant page is a video that is worth watching.

LifeSiteNews is spearheading a fund-raising effort to support the truckers and their families.  One such effort was in place on GoFundMe, but the woke wonks there saw fit to close it down.  LifeSiteNews (itself a Canadian organization) won't do so.  Contribute to them here.  I would say that they are much more worthy recipients of your donation dollars than are the Catholic Charities crooks outfits mentioned in my prior post.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Catholic Charities Knowingly Engages In Human Trafficking

Complicit Clergy produced the expose that is below.  Truth be told, it is no surprise that Catholic Charities is all on board with human trafficking, including the rapes of women and children, the usage of children to portray an image of families coming across the border.  Apparently the children are being used multiple times, being drugged so as not to react with fright to total strangers holding them.

After you watch this video, please read the anthology of posts that I did about Catholic Charities over the years.  You'll see that Catholic Charities has collected millions of tax dollars to "resettle" border-crashers (by the way, "tax dollars" means your dollars extorted by the feds).  Now one wonders if they might be receiving funding from other sources such as drug and prostitution cartels.

One of my first forays into picketing faux-katholycs was a picket of a DC Catholic Charities Gala that featured pro-abort AFL-CIO leader John Sweeney and now Mr McCarrick as co-chairs.  Many of the "katholycs" entering into the swanky affair gave us the finger and utilized language that would have done the town drunks proud.

Not only is Catholic Charities involved in scandalous, if not criminal activity, but Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Campaign for Human Development are as well.  I won't say they are compromised, as though their original purposes were noble.  Rather, I will say that the undermining of Catholic faith IS their original purpose.  Give them not one red cent of your hard-earned money and encourage others to do the same.  Many truly worthwhile charities exist that would be more worthy recipients of your contributions.

Monday, February 7, 2022

What Kind Of Vibrations?

Yesterday (Sunday Feb 6), Pope Francis gave an interview on a popular Italian TV talk show.  He asked viewers who don't pray to "send good thoughts, good vibes".  Five years ago, we heard the same sort of idolatrous talk from him, when he asked an atheist mayor to "send positive waves" and to a group of reporters to "send good vibrations..if they aren't believers".  

I said it in that post and I'll say it again.  This isn't harmless buffoonery in which the pope is engaging.  This "vibration" talk is part and parcel of New Age.  The pope was affirming those people in their idolatry and atheism.  He should have been calling those people away from those falsehoods into the truth of the Faith and the eternal life that Jesus offers via His Church.  Instead, they were encouraged to feed on their poisons.

Poisons it is - spiritual poisons, that is, most likely straight from hell.  For if these people aren't praying to the One True God, to whom are they praying?  No, they aren't praying into the ether, for such prayers will most likely fall on diabolical ears.  Vibrations, indeed!  Why is not the Chief Shepherd of the Church leading them away from this thinly-disguised satanic activity to Our Lord, His Church, His Sacraments, etc?  These people desperately need solid bread, not snakes nor scorpions.  Pray for these people, and for the pope for he has much for which he must answer.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Analysis Of The Pope's Candlemas Heresy And A Layman's Prophetic Rebuke

The heresy in question can be found at this Twitter link.  I now post below the Anchor Team episode from Friday Feb 4.  Michael Hichborn details why what the pope said about apostates - still embracing their apostacy - cannot be called "saints".

Taylor Marshall also offers his words on the matter.  He also shows the man who rebuked the pope right during those heretical remarks.  Echoing the prophet Samuel's words to the disobedient King Saul, he said to him "God has rejected you".  Are these words prophetic?  We cannot ascertain that at this time, but no doubt the pope's words were heretical.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Bishops Ordering Vaccines For Catholic School Children Are Imitating The Priests Of Moloch

In light of the call to take a stand against Archbishop Lori's tyranny in forcing Covid vaccinations on Catholic school children, I now publish Cardinal Gregory's push to do the same.  First, let me remind you that all Covid vaccines were made (in differing fashions) utilizing the bodies of babies murdered in abortion.  That is, anyone taking said concoctions is participating in the results of the murders of children.  That is cooperation with sin.  The two Maryland prelates are forcing school children under their care to participate in sin.  The vaccines have been shown to be harmful to recipients, and they do nothing in preventing the recipient from contracting Covid; that is minor when we consider that recipients of the vaccines may will be endangering their souls.

Recently, a friend sent me a page from a letter that Kelly Brennan, Superintendent for ADW Schools, sent to parents of school children.  It is to the right.  Cardinal Gregory is indeed foisting this mess on our children.   Ms. Brennan makes mention of an alleged avenue for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children.  One wonders if she is aware that last summer, Cardinal Gregory forbade his priests from signing letters of exemption.  My blog post at that time contains a link to the letter that Gregory sent to ADW priests.  He's quite clear in stating that he doesn't want to acknowledge that the use of babies' bodies is inherently sinful.  I hope for her sake she isn't aware; else, she is talking out of both sides of her mouth.

Brennan states that adults in the school must be vaccinated, as well as students who wish to participate in sports.  That means if Johnny wants to play on the school football team, he must take an inherently sinful concoction into his body.  Talk about selling one's soul, and for increased risk of dropping dead on the football field.

Instead of acting like the shepherds that they were ordained to be, Lori and Gregory are conducting themselves like pagan priests offering the children in their care to Moloch for consumption and death.  I mean that quite literally.  Those two are not alone.

I reiterate the call to go to Baltimore this Friday if at all possible to let these compromised bishops know that our children will not be sacrificed so that they can please Fauci et al.  At the very least, we ADW Catholics should not drop one penny into the 2022 Archdiocesan Appeal.  An Archdiocese of Washington Catholic points out that donations to that annual shake-down have been dropping, as well they should.  Let's help that downward trend continue as long as they bow to the Moloch-god of the covid vaccine.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Baltimore-Area Catholics! Call For Action This Friday Feb 4

Straight from an email I just received.  These bishops are clearly in the back pockets of those pushing these abortion-tainted witches' brews they call "vaccines".  I will soon be posting about the depraved behavior of the Archdiocese of Washington.  If you're in the area, please join if you can.

We will be joining several parent groups on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 for a protest against the upcoming VACCINE MANDATES that are already being put into place for next school year, mask mandates on our school children currently, as well as our churches in some areas, COVID testing in schools, and quarantine requirements on our children.   Several schools in the diocese are saying that if their student refuses to get VAXXED they will not refund their tuition.  

 They did the same thing last year with MASK MANDATES after it was "too late" to do anything about it, but now they are going to try it with an extremely dangerous experimental drug that has killed more people than it has helped.  THE BALTIMORE RESISTANCE CHAPTER IS NEEDED AT THIS RALLY!!!

 We will meet at 320 CATHEDRAL STREET (ARCHDIOCESE BLDG). AT 1:30 PM, Church Militant will provide some signs but if you wanna make one you can do that too.

 Please respond to this email to let us know if you are coming, or call Duffy Kane @ 240-217-8989.  Your attendance is very important. Please come if possible.

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