Thursday, October 26, 2023
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
At a gala for Collegium Sanctorum Angelorum in Arlington last September, Tim Flanders of One Peter Five gave the main address. He gave a very interesting summary of the history of Catholicism in Maryland. It is in Maryland where Catholicism first took root, championed by the Calvert and the Carroll families. The Collegium posted the address on youtube and it is now posted below.
Sunday, October 22, 2023
It would be commendable of the authors and editors of the Catholic Review to actually bring the Faith to bear on their reporting of the deaths of well-known people. They eulogized the rabidly pro-abortion senator, giving only token mention to her championing of the slaughter of innocent babies.
The piece does comment about Feinstein's anti-Catholic bigotry. Recall that when Amy Comey Barrett was undergoing her vetting for a seat on the US Supreme Court, Feinstein said to her, "the dogma lives loudly within you, and that's of concern". Feinstein implied that faithful Catholics cannot occupy positions of authority and responsibility, an unabashed statement of bigotry.
The article actually seems to be a reprint of an Our Sunday Visitor piece. Still, the Review had no need to publish this puff-piece about a politician who proved in every way to be an enemy of Faith and Morals. At the very least, these "katholyc" mouthpieces could have at least reminded their readers that we'll all face death and judgment, and that we should pray that God have mercy on her soul, particularly in light of the damage she wrought.
I'm sure it's only a matter of time before Washington's Catholic Standard follows suit.
Saturday, October 21, 2023
Sunday, October 15, 2023
Cardinal Gregory exposed his willingness to coddle sins of sodomy a few weeks ago, but he wasn't the first. Archbishop Lori of Baltimore beat him to the punch when released a "pastoral letter" entitled "Like Every Disciple: LGBT Pastoral Accompaniment" this past July. Concurrently, the Catholic Review published some commentary on it. It is looooong! A 14-page verbosity extravaganza! However, because it is chock-full of moral error, we will slog through it.
Let's count how many times certain words and terms occur in this massive missive, shall we?
- Pastoral - 16 times
- Accompaniment - 20 times
- Journey - 20 times
- mortal sin - 0 times!
- Repent - 0 times!
- Confession - 1 time
- Disorder - 0 times!
- Hell - 0 times
- Heaven - 1 time
- Salvation - 1 time
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
A few weeks ago, the Catholic Identity Conference was held in Pennsylvania. It was chaired by Michael Matt of the Remnant Underground. They are all Catholics who are faithful to Church teaching and tradition. Archbishop Vigano had prepared a presentation to be given to the attendees; he could not come himself for he is still in danger.
Vigano's presentation was not given. I'm not sure of the reason, and I frankly don't care. The questions that the archbishop put forth are questions that we Catholics must face. Those questions focus on the legitimacy, or lack thereof, of Bergoglio's occupation of Peter's Chair. I think that many good people don't want to face the fact that the evil inside the church hierarchy is so prevalent as to have insinuated in the visible head of the Church. Perhaps they fear the label "sedevacantist". Perhaps they just want to stay in the good graces of local hierarchy and friends. Whatever the reasons, they must be cast aside and these questions must be addressed.
Ann Barnhardt has the video of Vigano giving his talk. For those who'd rather read it, here it is. Consider what he is saying. The time for kicking the can down the road is long past - if it ever existed at all. LifeSiteNews posted an article about the Saint Gallen mafia and how they might have tampered with the 2013 papal election. They may have tried that with the 2005 election, but were unsuccessful.
For the record, I now believe that there are reasons to doubt the legitimacy of the 2013 papal election. Frankly, I don't believe the resignation of Pope Benedict was done validly, so that is another reason why the 2013 election is dubious. I have questions about these. I don't have answers, I cannot propose solutions, but that does not preclude me from voicing reservations.
What should be obvious to all is that evil is having its way with Bergoglio. That has been painfully apparent for several years now. If you aren't awake and praying your Rosaries, why not?
Monday, October 9, 2023
The Papal Posse discusses the Sin-nod For Sodomy and the dubia posed by six cardinals now.
I understand that some conversation towards the end may have been cut out of this clip. If that is the case and I'm able to locate the intact clip, I will post.
Thursday, October 5, 2023
On October 3, we celebrated the Feast of St Francis of Assisi. If anyone heard a rumble from his grave, well, there's good cause for it. That "rumble" would have been occasioned by the release of Laudate Deum, an apostolic exhortation that is in reality nothing more than a deliberate attempt to whip up more "climate change" hysteria. The first few verses are spent in vain attempts to breathe new life into tired, worn-out talking points regarding climate change: rising sea levels, melting glaciers, barely perceptible temperature increases and other "cries of protests on the part of the earth". That last quote is from section 5 of this ungodly tome. By the way - only a person can protest anything, for there must be intent to protest. Someone close to Francis should remind him that planets are not sentient beings and such talk is indicative of sloppy philosophy and/or theology.
|Big carbon footprint here! For shame!
In section 10, he takes some swipes against those big, bad fossil fuels. I'm curious! How does he think all those sin-nod delegates traveled to that carbon-footprint-increasing gab-fest? The picture to the right (from EWTN) is that of the sin-nod in session. You better believe the temperature is being kept at comfortable levels. Now look at all that high-tech? Everyone has their own tablet, and each table has four screens in the center. Lots of electricity is being used. Is all that power coming from windmills? I didn't think so, either!
In section 15, we read about "irreversible effects of the climate crisis". Francis bemoans the myth that "other creatures of the world have stopped being our companions along the way and have become instead our victims". My! Doesn't that just make you feel icky for being a human being? I think that's by intent. Again, we see the heretical personification of non-human entities.
In section 35, he shills for a one-world government. In section 39, he lauds postmodern culture - by name! Postmodern thinkers tend to deny the existence of objective reality and objective moral values. And this "pope" praises that?? More commentary from LifeSiteNews.
Let's do a word count, shall we? Here they are!
- God - 11 times
- Climate - 33 times
- Jesus - 3 times
- temperature - 9 times
- global - 27 times
- church - 1 time
- melt - 4 times
- environment - 10 times
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Today, as the Sin-Nod on Sodomy approaches, Francis received a new set of dubia, another attempt to ask him to clarify his statements and actions. This is signed by five cardinals. The first two are the surviving two cardinals who issued the first set of dubia about seven years ago: Cardinal Burke and Cardinal Brandmuller. They were joined by Cardinals Sarah, Zen, and Sandoval-Iniguoez.
Cardinal Burke, on his webpage, gives some critical background and information regarding the dubia, as well as its text. Originally, five dubia were presented to Francis this past July. Francis was rather prompt in issuing replies to them, unlike the ones from several years ago. He did so, however, in such a way that allowed for, shall we say, "wiggle room". Realizing the problem, the five cardinals reissued their dubia in August. At that time, the questions were formulated so that a "yes" or "no" would be required to answer the questions. After not receiving answers to the August dubia, the cardinals decided to make them public knowledge on October 2nd. The full texts of the two sets of dubia, as well as the responses to the first set of dubia, are found on Burke's site.
I should point out that the five cardinals received some key support. Both Cardinal Muller and Bishop Scheider voiced their support for the dubia. They praised the five cardinals for acting as true advisors to the pope and calling on him to answer the dubia. While these dubia have not received formal answers as of this writing, recent actions seem to answer at least a few of them. It is a case of "actions speak louder than words".
The five cardinals weren't the only ones to submit dubia to Francis. In July, Cardinal Dominik Duka of Prague submitted ten dubia on behalf of the Czech Episcopal Conference. These focused on the care of divorced/remarried Catholics in light of Amoris Laetitia. Francis and Cardinal Victor "Kissy-Face" Fernandez replied that Amoris Laetitia does indeed allow those de facto adulterers to receive Holy Communion, thus committing sins of sacrilege.
During a pre-synod retreat, Father Timothy Radcliffe (where have we heard that name before?) gave an address of sorts. He started by apologizing for his limitations. What are these limitations that necessitated an apology? Why, he's old, western, white and male! Oh, the horror! He commiserates with those who might feel "marginalized" - folks who might be divorced/remarried, in gay relationships, polygamous, etc". Why, they "long for a renewed church in which they will feel fully at home, recognized, affirmed, and safe." Doesn't that sound lovely? A
bastardized renewed church! And what about that "affirmed" part? Affirmed in mortal sin? How will that assist the sinner as they stand before God's judgment seat?
Now recall Francis' answer to the first dubia regarding marriage, particularly, attempts by gays to simulate "marriage". While Francis reiterated that marriage can only be between man and woman, he voiced the possibility of "blessing" gay shack-ups. Full stop! One cannot "bless" mortal sin. Such an attempt would be its own sin. Francis and many Catholics need to review the nine ways of cooperating in the sin of others, for that is what they are doing.
He's leaving it up to individual priests as to whether or not they should "bless" gay shack-ups. So consider; he gives priests that illegitimate option, but comes down heavy-handed on them if they should celebrate the Latin Mass! Does that make any sense? Well, yes it does! Both these actions are attempts to deconstruct the Church and undermine the teachings of God as revealed through His church.
Today is October 4. This Sin-Nod on Sodomy is expected to go on all month. Already it is proving to be a proverbial train wreck. No doubt there will be more damage to come.