Several years ago, when Francis erroneously stated that the death penalty is inadmissible, I voiced my suspicion that he was using the topic of the death penalty as a "trial balloon", as it were, to see how far he could push Catholics into believing that Church teaching could be mutated into something foreign to centuries of Tradition. See here and here (particularly the second paragraph). Sadly I am proven correct.
Cardinal Arthur Roche, leader of the Vatican's Dicastery for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, justifies the animus against the Traditional Latin Mass by erroneously claiming that "the theology of the Church has changed."
That statement itself is blatant heresy. It is impossible for theology to change simply because God and His Word cannot change. God is eternal and immutable. One wonders if he flunked basic philosophy in his seminary days (along with quite a few other classes). One also wonders if the "theology has changed", who did the "changing"?
Roche went on to claim, "it is not only the priest who celebrates the liturgy but also those who are baptized with him, and that is an enormous statement to make." Now where have we seen that kind of thinking just recently? Oh, yes! It's in that 31-page tome that sets forth the case for the idolatrous Mayan "mass" of which I wrote two days ago. This is all a coordinated attack on the Tradition and Sacraments given to us by Our Lord, with a lot of ground work being laid when the liceity of the death penalty being called into question.
Below is tonight's episode of the Anchor Team. Listen to the Hichborns unpack Roche and the Mayan Mess (spelling deliberate). Below that is a song written by a lady from the Arlington Mass Society. The lyrics are particularly relevant to Roche and anyone else who dares tinker with the Mass of the Ages. Let them take warning.
Find a Traditional Latin Mass and attend it. At least give it a try.
A few days ago, we saw on LifeSite News that the Mexican Bishops' Conference, with the support of Bishop Aurelio Garcia Macias, Undersecretary of the Vatican's Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, approved an indigenous rite of Mass that would incorporate idolatrous elements of Mayan worship. These elements include women acting as de facto deacons and polytheism (nature worship). I would suggest reading the linked LifeSite News article carefully, as it gives a rather detailed treatment of the pagan elements that contaminate this so-called Mass. Frankly, I would have to suspect that the idolatry might well render the Mass invalid, as matter, form and intent are compromised if not eliminated. This is being done with the permission of Francis, if not by his order.
So we see the Traditional Latin Mass being despised by too many prelates, again at Francis' order, and this Mexican Pachamama "Mass" being prepared for usage. How many of these "indigenous" pagan rituals will be insinuated in Catholic Churches throughout the world? To all those who yapped and yammered that the Latin Mass was "causing disunity", what do you think of this (and future) idolatries? Might they cause a little "disunity"? Will you try to cajole us into sinning against the First Commandment, all in the name of a vacuous facade of "unity"?
Here's another related stunt that Francis recently pulled. He is claiming that hell is not an actual place but some sort of "posture towards life", whatever that means. It almost sounds like he's lost all sense of the afterlife. Given what he's attempting to do to the Mass as outlined above, what he says is probably his fervent hope. Of course that is not real hope at all, but a dangerous presumption and error. Hell does indeed exist, as taught plainly by Our Lord.
So what are we to do, if any of this slop appears in the sanctuary of our Churches? Do we just sit there and wring our hands? No, for any such passivity would be its own sin. A fairly comprehensive treatment of such scenarios appears in this piece from One Peter Five entitled "Can A Catholic Ever Disobey A Pope?" The author details how, through the centuries starting with the Apostle Paul himself, theologians, bishops, and Doctors of the Church grappled with this question - some through their own experiences. We see that if and when Francis gives orders that are deleterious to the Faith - such as the marginalization of the Latin Mass - we cannot dignify that by our compliance. Didn't we go through something quite similar just two years ago, when feckless bishops were ordering Churches to be closed and the bestowal of the Sacraments to be halted? How many poor souls are in hell because they were denied the opportunity to make one last Confession? The priests and bishops responsible will answer for those souls (unless they repent and confess those sins).
If we see pachamamas or other idolatrous objects in our church sanctuaries, we will have to not only protest, but to remove the filth ourselves. We would recognize that placement of the idolatrous objects in the sanctuary is inherently sinful and we cannot be silent nor passive in that light. Obedience to God and to the true teaching of the Church would demand action on the part of the laity.
Bishop Athanasius Schneider addresses these matters in the video below. He states quite plainly the truth that the pope does not have the power nor the authority to abolish the Traditional Latin Mass. The order of Mass is part of Sacred Tradition. No pope can change that, just as he could not change the Sacred Scriptures. A priest ordered to cease offering the Latin Mass could, in all good conscience, offer it in an underground fashion and we could - should attend. Right now these questions are hypothetical, but could soon become quite relevant. We must be prepared.
Clearly these people are not to be trusted with one penny of your money. Tomorrow, when that collection basket comes about, drop a note in it (maybe even put that note in your CRS envelope) detailing exactly why you won't be contributing. Then give that donation to a truly worthwhile charity. Again, we can thank Michael Hichborn for researching many charities and determining which ones would use your donation dollars properly.
I have posted before on the ways that Catholics mistreat the Feast Day of St. Patrick. One of the ways that otherwise-good Catholics do that is by disregarding the Lenten discipline when the feast day falls on a Lenten Friday. Immediately they chortle over a dispensation that modernist bishops dole out without nary a thought, acting like naughty little children who get to raid the cookie jar.
A facebook friend posted this video, and I repost it here. This gentleman's words are worth your attention.
There are other voices of sobriety and proper respect for the saint. I post one of them now.
Ireland was once a Catholic holdout against much of the modern corruption. Recently it has abandoned its lofty place by legalizing child-slaughter and gay "marriage". Last year a teacher in Ireland was jailed for refusing to go along with a student's transgender fantasies. How Ireland has betrayed Patrick and forsaken the One True God.
Let us keep Ireland and our once-Christian civilization in prayer for true repentance. Remember that it is still Lent.
We see some of the rotten fruits of "synodality" as the German bishops vote to "bless" same-sex shack-ups. The word "blessed" is in quotes for in reality sinful acts cannot be blessed by any stretch of the imagination. These errant bishops are also tinkering with the ideas of women "priests" and whether or not clergy should be celibate. Now it remains to be seen whether or not Francis, who today celebrates 10 years after he took over the chair of Peter, will do anything about it. Will he be at least as decisive with this cabal as he was so quick to throttle the Mass of the Ages? I regret we know the answer to that.
Not to be outdone by their superiors, some of the German clergy are joining in on the mockery of their priestly vows and dignity. I don't know the name or precise location of this priest and parish. He decided to deliver a homily by rapping it - complete with chain and skewed cap. In other words, he's behaving like an adolescent jackass. Observe...
"We are not here just to put up a good fight. We are here to win, because winning is how this killing stops." I first heard Mark Crutcher make this (or a very similar) statement about 15 years ago when he gave a talk at Blessed Sacrament Church just on the MD-DC line. That was the talk of true leadership and conviction that the babies deserve our best, not the namby-pamby pabulum that came from too many pro-life personalities. From that talk, I also recall him commenting about groups such as "Priests for Life" and "Baptists for Life". He asked if anyone considered how ridiculous it was that these groups had to exist, saying "Shouldn't it be understood that ALL priests and Baptists are for life?"
Early today Mark passed onto his final reward owing to a heart attack. Among many other accomplishments, he was a mentor to many other pro-life leaders including Lila Rose, James O'Keefe, David Dalaeden, Missy Smith and others, particularly as they focused on the marketing of baby body parts.
The organization he founded is Life Dynamics, with its site here. Many, many resources are located here and I hope it is maintained. Let us pray for his repose and the consolation of his family, and also let us carry on with our efforts to turn this culture back to God.
In late autumn of 2022 in College Park Maryland, two women opened a late-term abortuary on Route 1, just across the street from the College Park campus of the University of Maryland. The two gals are Diane Horvath, a long-time abortionist who was involved with a botched abortion at the now-closed Planned Parenthood facility in Silver Spring Maryland. The other is Morgan Nuzzo, a certified nurse midwife. Thanks to the abortion-adoring legislature in Annapolis, Nuzzo is authorized to kill babies, despite not being a physician.
Erstwhile Mayor of College Park
They are located within the bounds of the City of College Park. So what kind of city government is down with nearly-full-term babies being butchered? Well, I think we got a hint this past week. The (ahem!) "recently resigned" mayor of College Park is Patrick Wojahn. He has recently taken up residence behind bars, being held without bond as he faces multiple charges of child pornography: 40 counts of possession and 16 counts of distribution. After his arrest, he resigned his mayoral office this past Wednesday, which I believe would be March 8. Since he already served four terms as mayor, and several terms on the City Council prior to that, we may surmise that he was conducting his little porn business while governing the City of Collage Park. In fact, Wikipedia states that his work email was used as a recovery email for the account on which child porn was found by investigators.
Wojahn is quite chummy with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, whom he seems to hold as a mentor. That shouldn't surprise anyone! He received his law degree from Georgetown University. I would opine that he neglected to pick up any Catholic morals from Georgetown, but recalled that there are probably no Catholic morals left at Georgetown anyway - but I digress! He considers himself "married" to Dave Kolesar, a WTOP engineer. I pray he too is being investigated.
So we see how a long-term mayor of College Park views children - as commodities to be abused and exploited. Truly he is a kindred spirit to Horvath and Nuzzo of abortuary notoriety. I understand that if Wojahn is convicted, that he may face 360 years in prison. If that happens, I pray that it is without possibility of parole. I only wish he'd take Horvath and Nuzzo with him.
One thing Michael Matt asked a while ago is why would the FBI care about Latin Mass Catholics. Well, I think the meme below answers that. The New World order that Schwab, Soros, Gates et al are trying to cram down our throats will never take root as long as the truths of Jesus Christ are promulgated. Those truths are found in their fullness in the Roman Catholic Church, and those truths are best expressed in the Tridentine Latin Mass - more so than the Novus Ordo. The people who attend the Latin Mass, on the whole, adhere more faithfully to Sacred Tradition than their Novus Ordo counterparts. Having attended both, I can readily attest to that.
At one point, Seraphin asks how the bishops could have been so cowardly in the face of the Covid restrictions. I think he's mistaken. They weren't cowardly, at least not the ones closest to the occupant of the Vatican. They are part of the cabal that wants to neuter the Church to make way for a "one-world religion" that will be in full compliance with the new world order. The shutdowns that they imposed upon their churches were in many cases more draconian than those mandated by the respective civil governments. For example, I had to travel 2.5 hours each way to attend a Mass in an SSPX parking lot. All of us were in our cars and we emerged only to receive Holy Communion. The local government permitted the in-vehicle Masses. The SSPX used that permission while the diocesan churches forbade Mass. The diocese was under no order by the government to do so, but they did anyway. The bishops ordered that because they, not necessarily the government, wanted to strangle Mass attendance.
In addition to remaining faithful, we will continue to shine the light on their misdeeds. For now, they retain some sense of shame and they need to feel that.
Lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivandi. The meme encapsulates why the modernists hate the Latin Mass. It hinders them as they attempt to mutate the truths of Catholic faith and morality, truths taught by Jesus Christ Himself through His church. That is why the Latin Mass is evicted from the Church while we see Bozo the Clown Masses being conducted with impunity in our Churches. That is why the current occupant of the Vatican casts slurs upon us as he calls us "neo pelagians", "rigid" and all manners of derogatory terms.
We will stand fast with this Mass, even if eventually we must go underground. The Mass will not be suppressed, despite all the hell-spawned attempts to do so.
The following pictures are of handouts distributed at the Archdiocese of Baltimore Social Ministry Convocation this past Saturday.
Please understand that these papers were not obtained from a booth set up after one of those gay-pride parade-orgies. These were openly displayed and distributed at an official function of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. That is to say that the Archdiocese of Baltimore openly promoted and facilitated mortal sins of homosexual perversions.
The letter to the left alludes to the Rosary in reparation that we planned to hold on the sidewalk, if the transgender-enabling session occurred. I don't know what they thought a group of Rosary-praying Catholics were going to do, but I understand that there was heightened security in that meeting.
Please note that they "intend to coordinate with the Archdiocese to safely hold this workshop soon". I don't know what is "safe" about the approval of homosexual conduct, since that does constitute formal cooperation with homosexual sins, and will tend towards eternal damnation for all involved.
Please look at the pink flyer. Father Buening replaced the dissident Father Joseph Muth at Saint Matthew's on Loch Raven Boulevard. The Archdiocese did indeed create that position of "LGBT+ Coordinator". So what precisely does that mean? Yes, Father was involved in the Courage outreach, but we also note that LEAD still exists at St Matthew's. What gives?
If all this "welcoming" and "including" does not entail usage of the Sacrament of Confession as part of repentance of the sin of homosexual conduct, it is nothing but the bestowal of false comfort as deluded and self-deceived souls literally head straight for hell. All of the Gospels make crystal clear that Jesus' message was that repentance was a necessary prerequisite for the reception of God's mercy. He dined with sinners -repentant sinners. This "social ministry convocation" is evidence that the Archdiocese of Baltimore has forgotten this crucial fact, and had better recall it quickly.