Friday, July 29, 2022
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
KAMALA HARRIS: "Women are getting pregnant every day in America, and this is a real issue." pic.twitter.com/hWErnMztJf— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 24, 2022
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Sunday, July 24, 2022
We've known for a few weeks that the pope was planning to travel to Canada as a "penitential pilgrimage". Well, it will be a penance for decent Catholics to endure the spectacle of what is to happen.
I understand the pope's plane arrived shortly before noon today. He'll hit the road Monday, that is, tomorrow (Monday) when he visits Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton. There he plans to participate in a smudging ceremony. Yes, you read that correctly. Please read that link and understand that "smudging" is a ritual meant to appeal to nature gods, to "mother earth". A term for "mother earth" in another language is pachamama. Now where have we heard that word before?
As that LifeSite article explains, smudging is sinful in many respects, and mortally so. First, it is an act of idolatry, a sin against the First Commandment, as it gives reverence to false idols. Sacrilege is also involved when a Catholic cleric is involved, especially the Vicar of Christ. If it takes place inside the church, that church becomes profaned and probably should be reconsecrated.
Today's Gospel for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Traditional Latin Mass) is an appropriate warning to the Catholics of Canada. It is taken from Matthew 7: 15-21. I will reproduce the Douay-Rheims version below:
 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.  By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit.  Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire.  Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them. Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Sometimes the false prophets dress as shepherds, too. If this smudging debacle does occur, we will have to do acts of reparation for the idolatry and sacrileges that will be committed by these clerics, pope included. He is allegedly doing this to "ask forgiveness" from Canada's Indians. If he goes through with this, her really will need to "ask forgiveness" for the judgment that he will bring on their heads. Bear in mind that the covid nonsense happened very soon after the pope allowed pachamama to profane the Vatican; I don't believe that's a coincidence. Canadian Catholics, please protest.
Friday, July 22, 2022
DC's Cardinal Gregory The Latest To Bare His Teeth At Faithful Catholics Attending The Traditional Latin Mass
- Traditional Latin Mass can only be celebrated in three non-parochial locations in the DC diocese. St. Mary's in Chinatown, where the Traditional Latin Mass has been celebrated for many years, is not one of them.
- They can only be celebrated on Sunday - in other words, no Latin weekday Masses.
- Priests must apply for permission to celebrate the Latin Mass, even as a private Mass
- Masses for Christmas, the Triduum, Easter and Pentecost must be celebrated in the Novus Ordo. The TLM is forbidden for these holy days
- All other sacraments must be administered in the Novus Ordo rites.
- Scripture readings must be given in the vernacular, with a translation approved by the USCCB. Since the readings are always repeated in the vernacular, I can only suppose that giving the readings in Latin will be forbidden.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Maryland's primary elections took place yesterday, so they are (mostly) come and gone. I'll get to that "mostly" part later. As I comment on the results, I'll omit the Democrat side (again mostly) for the Dems are equally deadly to unborn children.
All in all, the RINO crowd in Maryland got their comeuppance last evening. Solid conservative Dan Cox trounced Kelly Schultz to become the GOP nominee for Maryland governor. This was a direct rebuke to Larry Hogan. In standing against the mask mandates two years ago, Dan Cox was slated to speak at a rally in western Maryland. He was threatened with arrest by the Maryland State Troopers if that talk continued. The troopers are under Hogan's authority. He has also been solidly pro-life. Sadly the same could not be said for his opponent, Kelly Schultz. While she started her career as pro-life, she back-peddled in preparation for the gubernatorial race. This is one example of trying to please so many people that in the end, no one is pleased.
Michael Peroutka will go to the general election for the position of Attorney General. I know of no shortcoming on the part of his opponent Jim Shalleck and supported the latter when he ran for State's Attorney in Montgomery County. I believe Peroutka will bring a better sense of adherence to the Constitution in enforcing law.
Neil Parrott will face David Trone for the MD District 6 seat in the US House of Representatives. Judging from these votes, Parrott has a real chance of winning the general election. Bear in mind that the district maps have been improved to remove at least some of the gerrymandering. Besides him and Andy Harris of District 1, I haven't a sense of the pro-life bona fides of the GOP candidates for the other US House seats. Suffice it to say that we need the GOP candidates to win, if for no other reason than to help remove the Speaker's gavel from Nancy Pelosi's hands.
In the first paragraph of this post I said that the election was mostly over and that I would mostly disregard the Democrat side of things. Here is the one exception. In Montgomery County, Marc Elrich faced quite a few opponents. One of them, David Blair, is surpassing Elrich by over a thousand votes. There are still a few mail-in ballots to
manufacture count. Wouldn't that be a lovely comeuppance for him to be beaten by a fellow Democrat? Recall that Elrich moved to fund abortion in Montgomery County to the tune of one million dollars (of our tax money) and was endorsed by Pro-Choice Maryland. If Blair beats him for the nomination, that will be a plus in and of itself. Whoever wins will square off against Reardon Sullivan, who won the GOP nomination for that office.
Now that we have a decent slate of candidates in Maryland, we'll have to work to put them in office this November.
Monday, July 18, 2022
A few months ago, Father Ripperger gave a talk regarding the duties of the Church and how the Church's (those in the hierarchy) failed, beginning in the early part of the 20th century. He pointed out that what happens in the Church in terms of sin or virtue is reflected in the world at large 40 or so years later. I think common sense should tell us that. So many think that things went haywire only in the 1960s. However, the rot started long before then; it just became impossible to ignore anymore starting in the 1960s.
In this follow-up session, Father outlines what he believes should be our strategy.
Notice how he believes that it's too late to avert the chastisement - the full brunt of it. However, because this was most likely released before the Dobbs ruling overturned Roe v Wade, I think the information at Father's disposal at the time this talk was given may now be obsolete. I don't think the overturn of Roe and the subsequent outlawing of abortion in several states can possibly have no impact on the chastisements to come. Evil was dealt a setback; that's why so many pro-aborts and progressives are marauding against churches and pregnancy centers.
As far as his proposed strategy, I did find some things upon which I look askance. Maybe I missed it, but I don't recall hearing anything about Our Lady of Fatima's urgent request for the daily Rosary from each and every Catholic. Also apparently missing is our duty to bring the truth of Christ into the public sphere. Among other things, that necessitates political involvement; as United States citizens, it is our solemn responsibility to utilize our rights to at least retard the flow of evil in society.
Maryland Catholics of voting age thus have a duty to get to the polls tomorrow for primary elections and select candidates who will stand for God's truth regarding the sanctity of life and sanctity of marriage and human sexuality, not to mention the rights of parents to influence their children's education, not to have sinful vaccines thrust upon them, the right to defend themselves against unjust aggression, etc.
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Thanks to Canon 212, I came across this very interesting article regarding the insane progressive push to hamstring our abilities to defend ourselves: from threats against our persons, our communities and our nation. The call-out sentence sums things up quite well; "A fearless citizen with the will and means to defend himself is a threat to left-wing bureaucrats who want to boss him around". That is why New York City is hell-bent on prosecuting for murder that shop-keeper who defended himself against someone who might have murdered him. That is why they are all having snit-fits after the Supreme Court ruled that we do not have to "show cause" for exercising our right to bear arms.
Let me say a word now to friends who may be wishy-washy regarding the Second Amendment, thinking that it's the government's job to protect us. The Supreme Court ruled in 1948 that such was not the case, although modern progressives lie through their teeth to pretend that it is. Consider that the United States Constitution puts constraints on the government so that it does not unjustly deprive innocent people of the right to life, hearkening back to the Declaration of Independence that stated that God endowed us with that right. With the passage of abortion laws, governments at all levels in this country arrogated from God the prerogative to deprive innocents of their lives. In so doing, they assume tyrannical personas. So many pro-life people realize, even if only instinctively, that they have no recourse but to rely on their Second Amendment rights to defend ourselves against governmental tyranny, if it should come to that. To do so, we must have the means adequate to meet modern threats.
Let's take a look at the death penalty (again). I've written much on that over the years. Here is a link that detail why the clamor to end the death penalty is its own sin. Please read them. I will post below tonight's episode of the Anchor Team. In it, Michael and Alyssa Hichborn mention that the clamor to end the death penalty might be a manifestation of the progressive attempt to dispel belief in hell. I wonder if the progressives' attempt to dispel the Just War theory might be a way to dispel belief in the incompatibility of good versus evil.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Pro-Abortion Arson Strikes Catholic Church In Bethesda MD - Men, Time To Take Church Defense Seriously
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Fifteen or so years ago I would have thought the question to be preposterous. No longer. The Pope allowed Nancy Pelosi to receive Holy Communion in defiance of her own bishop and his tepid response to the overturning of Roe v Wade, hosted various pro-aborts in the Vatican over the years, and still retains Father James Martin after the latter tipped his hand with his "zygote" quip. A reasonable person might suppose that he has some pro-abortion sympathies. He certainly is progressive in other areas.
Please watch the Remnant video below. This pope has no moral credibility at this time.
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Friday, July 8, 2022
I will suggest that you watch the following two clips. The first is tonight's episode of Lepanto Institute's Anchor Team. There are a few seemingly disparate items that do have a common theme. In the first part, Michael Hichborn details the connection that exists between the Association of United States Catholic Priests and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The first is outright heretical and the other tries vainly to maintain a semblance of Catholic identity.
In the next segment, Hichborn elaborates on the damage done by the Vatican as it signed onto the Paris Climate Agreement. Its effects will include the scarcity of food as costs to "go green" will grind the economy to a halt. Given what one of the statements said on the now-destroyed Georgia Guidestones, I strongly suspect that to be the idea.
Another segment concerns the aftermath of the June 24th ruling and how to strategize the next steps in the fight against abortion. Hichborn made reference to a LifeSite news interview with the Thomas More Society. Here is the article, and embedded in that is the second clip.
The common thread in all these that I perceive is that while we have turned a corner with Roe's demise, we still have a struggle ahead of us, with many in power arrayed against us. Sadly, among our opponents are those wearing miters and even white vestments. We must continue to pray our Rosaries and beseech God's mercy.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Several years ago I leafletted cars of the attendees at one of these "Social Ministry Convocation" in Baltimore, knowing that they were smooching up to the gay agenda. Indeed, as I was leafletting, I couldn't help but notice all the sodomy-affirming bumper strips on the cars.
This past March, they did so again. It's no surprise since the Catholic Campaign for Human Development seems to be spearheading these things. But please look closely at that link. Yes, it is the Baltimore Catholic Review to which I'm linking. This rag is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. This is from their March 16th edition, advertising for this gathering that was to occur on March 26.
The schedule says quite blatantly that one of the "workshops" is "Dreaming of a Church That Is Inclusive and Welcoming of LGBTQ+ Catholics". Because I see no sign of calling to repentance those who are engaging in homosexual acts and/or making a monstrosity out of marriage, I could just as well reword that title to read "Dreaming of a Church That Coddles Sexual Perversion and Ushers LGBTQ+ Catholics Straight to Hell".
I might have expected such an announcement from New Ways Ministry or the Washington Blade, but not from an official publication of a Catholic archdiocese. Is there any kind of archdiocesan oversight for the Review? Or are archdiocesan officials complicit in the promotion of sodomy?
By the way - I believe the CCHD collection for Baltimore will be in November. Here you have yet another reason to utterly boycott that collection.
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Yesterday an interview that the pope had was published by Telam and reported by thedialog.org. The pope seems to have let the cat out of the bag, as it were. He states that
the havoc he wreaked his accomplishments to date are goals agreed upon with other cardinals at a pre-conclave meeting. Let that sink in. Goals for his papacy were set before the conclave happened that elected him pope.
So many questions arise regarding this pre-conclave meeting of cardinals. Obviously it happened before Bergoglio was elected pope.
- Did it happen before or after Benedict XVI resigned?
- If before, did the attendees at that meeting deliberate how to secure Benedict's resignation?
- Did these cardinals agree that Bergoglio should be elected?
- If the answer to the preceding question was yes,
- Did they promise to vote for Bergoglio?
- Did they initiate plans to lobby other cardinals to vote for him?
- Were the cardinals at that meeting part of the St. Gallen mafia?