Monday, September 18, 2017

Bishop McElroy calls Fr. James Martin's Critics "enemies of the pope".

Here's something else to put on our list of things practicing Catholics no longer tolerate:

Every time a priest, bishop or Cardinal starts teaching homosexuals to abandon confession, absolution and celibacy and embrace a life of living in a perpetual state of mortal sin, when we expose their spiritual homicide of immortal souls, they pretend the whistleblowers are 'motivated' by wanting gays excluded from the pews.

If they are looking for reasons homosexuals are convinced they are unloved by Christ and His Church, they need look no further than their own destructive, maniacal lies.

Bishop McElroy is the latest poster boy for this bad behavior.

The concerted attack on Father Martin’s work has been driven by three impulses: homophobia, a distortion of fundamental Catholic moral theology and a veiled attack on Pope Francis and his campaign against judgmentalism in the church.

That very statement convicts Bishop McElroy of "judgmentalism", does it not?

Let me take a crack at this one:

Dear Bishop McElroy:

The 'concerted attack' on Fr. Martin is driven by three impulses: Every time Fr. Martin or the Holy Father (and their ilk) open their mouths, somebody we know or love digs themselves further into their mortal sin; we've watched relatives who believe them dying in a state of mortal sin for the last 50 years; and, we are finished letting you get away with it.

Permit me to illustrate the heresy you teach in your own deceptive screed:

The second corrosive impulse of the campaign against Building a Bridge flows from a distortion of Catholic moral theology. The goal of the Catholic moral life is to pattern our lives after that of Jesus Christ. We must model our interior and exterior selves on the virtues of faith, love, hope, mercy, compassion, integrity, sacrifice, prayerfulness, humility, prudence and more. One of these virtues is chastity. Chastity is a very important virtue of the Christian moral life. The disciple is obligated to confine genital sexual activity to marriage.

But chastity is not the central virtue in the Christian moral life. Our central call is to love the Lord our God with all our heart and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Many times, our discussions in the life of the church suggest that chastity has a singularly powerful role in determining our moral character or our relationship with God. It does not.

Here, you attempt to convince lucid Catholics that unrepentant, unabsolved mortal sins relating to fornication and sodomy do not obstruct salvation, because mortal sins are subordinate to prudence, compassion, integrity, etc.

You no doubt will score some brownie points with the Holy Father and the Romans, as they are gaga for this insufferable hogwash, but the glory days of trying to sell this, uncontested, to the people we love are behind you.

If you'd like to understand what motivates us, blow the dust off of your breviary and read these readings.

God help the uncatechized people of San Diego. A liar has been appointed over the see.


Mothers, Fathers, Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts, Uncles of the people you've trying to drag into your rabbit hole.

p.s. Like everything else, you've got this backwards: We are not the enemies of the pope. The pope named us as his enemies and is waging his war of propaganda upon us. He no doubt is surprised the cowards who sat on the sidelines and said nothing when the priest did it, and the bishops did it, and the cardinals did it, for the last 50 years, are now pointing out the spiritual homicides of their counterfeit defacto schism. What we are doing now is too little/too late but better late than never. Worthy is the Lamb.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fr. James Martin's Homosexual Monologue at Catholic University Seminary is Cancelled.

Story on WaPo

Caught in the middle of this rift is Martin. His book did not address his own sexuality, but these right-wing sites assign him labels such as “homosexualist.”

“My provincial asked me not to talk about my sexuality, and I’m okay with that,” said Martin, referring to his religious superior in the Jesuit religious order.

The seminary acted independently from the university, which hosted Martin last year.

Martin said this is the second cancellation of a talk due to the attacks. Seminary leaders told him they received a storm of messages and people screaming at receptionists over the phone. Martin is still planning to give an address in Washington at Holy Trinity Church on Sept. 30.

Let the screamfests at Trinity commence.

Catholic University President John Garvey, whose tenure has commissioned the de-Christianizing Catholic University made the following statement:

A statement from Catholic University said the seminary’s disinvitation does not reflect advice from the university’s leadership. “We regret the implication that Catholic University supported yesterday’s decision,” the statement says.

“The campaigns by various groups to paint Fr. Martin’s talk as controversial reflect the same pressure being applied by the left for universities to withdraw speaker invitations,” said John Garvey, president of Catholic University. “Universities and their related entities should be places for the free, civil exchange of ideas. Our culture is increasingly hostile to this idea.

No John, the role of a Catholic University President is not exchanging Church teaching for the ideas of people suffering from diabolical disorientation. We leave that vocation to government-controlled schools. Catholic Schools are training camps for Catholic evangelists. Get out of our schools. You have no business overseeing the mission of a Catholic university.

Zmirak has an outstanding op-ed on the theological poison Fr Martin is imposing in Christendom.

But we are not taking the ax to the root.

The pope hand-picked Fr. Martin to communicate his homosexual monologues, which include homosexual intimacy during the Sacred Liturgy.

So I hope in ten years you will be able to kiss your partner or soon to be your husband. Why not? What’s the terrible thing?

So here we are in this moment in the Church's history. We spent the last 30 years trying to dissuade the people we love from following the advice of an army of gay priests who encouraged them to act on their appetite of lust, fornication, sodomy, contraception, abortion - and the pope is sponsoring their toxic counterfeit, diabolical nonsense.

Frankly, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out which one of them is the bigger jackhole.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Holy Father Gives the Class Clowns of Catholicism License to Liturgical Innovations.

After wholloping the Sacrament of Marriage, I thought he would go after celibacy, but alas he's taking the ax to the Sacred Liturgy

Fr. Z sums it up:

So, the Pope now changes the Church’s laws.  I left that part out.  As I said at the top establishes that the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments [CDWDS] will have less of a role in the creation of liturgical texts.  Henceforth, their primary role will be to approve the texts prepared by Episcopal Conferences.  That’s the nutshell.  There was a phase in the preparation of translation at which Rome was able on its own to make substantial changes to the translations prepared by, for example, ICEL (for the English language).  You might remember that during the preparation of what became the 2011 ICEL version, there was an advisory Committee under the CDWDS called Vox Clara which – though it didn’t have authority on its own – had influence in adjusting what ICEL (and the USCCB) prepared. And the Congregation indeed made changes on its own authority.   That was not well received by some.  That was welcomed by others.  The German language process also had it’s committee....

There will be great pressure on the officials of the CDWDS to rubberstamp whatever comes their way.  The results could be disastrous....

First, the driving principle in the explanatory part of the Motu Proprio seems to be the spirit of Vatican II, rather than its letter.
Second, the document reflects the effort to decentralize authority, taking it bit by bit away from the individuated dicasteries of the Roman Curia and distributing it to regional conferences of bishops...

The next problem is that the English translation of the rite for ordinations is going on.  What’s going to happen with that?  Will different conferences come up with their own versions which may or may not say the same things?  How will that be worked out of the Holy See can’t intervene in the translation process to provide for unity?

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

It's going to take me a few days to discuss. Every time I start to process his giving authority over the Liturgy to the drunks, queens and cowards that have incubated and infested Christ's elect with mortal sin, I hyperventilate. No lie. LMBO.

This guy has an uncanny knack to know exactly which efforts will produce the most destruction. The familiarity with the nature of his games brings little consolation.

Pope Says Marriage is to be Reserved for a Man and Woman

When it comes to the true nature of marriage as well as gender, there is “critical confusion at the moment”, the Pope said.
When asked about marriage for same-sex couples, the Pope said, “Let’s call this ‘civil unions.’ We do not joke around with truth.”
Teaching children that they can choose their gender, he said, also plays a part in fostering such mistakes about the truth or facts of nature.

The Pope said he wondered whether these new ideas about gender and marriage were somehow based on a fear of differences, and he encouraged researchers to study the subject.

We don't need a complicated 'study'. The ideas spun from the web of lies of the devil and our people are being thrown into web by clergy.

The research is in. The media and government schools brainwashed them with this nonsense, told them their parents didn't love them, nobody believes their old ideas and when we tried to get our priests to teach the Catechism and back us up, they either did nothing or they regurgitate the lies of the devil. After 40 years of it, the pope has joined the chorus of affirming the lies of the devil.

While I appreciate this attempt to clarify his four years of dismissing and ridiculing Church teaching, he followed up this remark by saying sins of the flesh are not mortal:

There is a great danger for preachers, lecturers, to fall into mediocrity,” which is condemning only those forms of immorality that fall “below the belt”, he said.

Really? Because we'd all like to know where these priests exist outside of his imagination.

“But the other sins that are the most serious: hatred, envy, pride, vanity, killing another, taking away a life … these are really not talked about that much,” he said.

“The most minor sins are the sins of the flesh,” he said, because the flesh is weak. “The most dangerous sins are those of the mind”, and confessors should spend more time asking if a person prays, reads the Gospel and seeks the Lord.

Minor sins are venial sins that don't result in the loss of salvation.

Sins of the flesh are mortal sins that, without absolution and firm purpose of amendment, have the effect of dying with mortal sin on your soul and spending eternity in hell. There is nothing minor about it.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Filth and Lies of Fr. James Martin

It seems Fr. James Martin's has taken up the habit of depositing his disturbing sexual sewage all over social media.

The tweets from Ruse, who also writes for the Breitbart website, began in response to a separate exchange on the social media platform three days earlier between Martin, editor at large of America magazine, and, a conservative political organization.

On Sept. 1, said on Twitter, "And then this Dominican showed up and started beating @JamesMartinSJ like a rented mule. The crowd went wild."

Martin replied by saying "Enough," and condemned any encouraged violence against him, even in a joking manner. He added he reported to Twitter.

The original tweet was deleted and its Twitter account was suspended for 12 hours, its communications director Joshua Mercer told NCR. Mercer said in an email Sept. 6, "To suggest that our tweet was an incitement to violence is total garbage and can't be taken seriously."

So Catholic Vote says Martin was taken to the shed in a battle of the wits. Martin then retaliates by contacting the media with the lie that CV was inciting violence against him.

No hesitation whatsoever to commit the mortal sin of bearing false witness.

Austin said Martin's response was 'pansified' and Martin responds by calling Ruse 'homophobic'.

How is a heretical, histrionic, pathological lair stable enough to represent the Pope on social media?

Calling a grown man a wuss defines him as a man of weak character, wimp, crybaby, momma's boy, girly man, coward, cuckold and perhaps even effeminate, but the adjectives actually don't have a sexual identity. Yellowbellies come in all shapes and sizes. Just look at the apostolic see and USCCB.

This is a perfect example of why Martin is so out of control.

When the circus of bishops rolls into town every 6 months and they step in front of a microphone, they critique Steve Bannon instead of Fr. James Martin and the other theological wolves among them who devour generation after generation of Christ's elect right in front of our eyes.

Inquiring minds want to know: Why are they so obsessed with endorsing and encouraging illegal immigration when they know the royal priesthood is infested with priests who will lead them to perdition? On their day of judgment, it will foist them on their own petard.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Cardinal Burke Outlines Formal Correction of Pope

This Cardinal is like a St. Athinasius.

In a new interview, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said it is “now necessary” that a declaration be issued on key areas of Church doctrine that are “not clear” in Pope Francis’ teachings.

The Holy Father will then be “obliged to respond” in order to bring clarification to those teachings, he said.
The cardinal told The Wanderer newspaper Aug. 14 that such a formal act of correction has not been invoked “for several centuries” and until now it has never been used “in a doctrinal way.”

But he said it would be “quite simple” and involve presenting on the one hand the “clear teaching of the Church” and on the other “what is actually being taught by the Roman Pontiff.” The teaching in question in particular relates to doctrinal matters published in the Pope's 2016 apostolic exhortation, Amoris laetitia. 

“If there is a contradiction, the Roman Pontiff is called to conform his own teaching in obedience to Christ and the Magisterium of the Church,” the cardinal explained, adding that a “formal declaration” would be submitted to the Holy Father to which he would be “obliged to respond.”

I'm not familiar with canonical law in this situation, so I'm not sure what he means by 'obliged' and what will happen next if he does not respond. Let's face it. The Holy Father is 'obliged' to teach and preserve the Deposit of Faith and he certainly is not doing it.

The only response thus far has been passive-aggressive homilies implying Catholics asking him to correct the confusion he has imposed upon people we love are scum. After this article, I'll be watching Rome this weekend for another round of homilies loaded with insults. Bloggers ought to have plenty of material by Monday morning.

“These are the points that are not clear in the current teachings of the Roman Pontiff; therefore, this situation must be corrected. The correction would then direct itself principally to those doctrinal points,” he said. 

The cardinal, a former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s highest court, did not give a timeframe for the correction, but hinted at its urgency by stressing that the Church is “being torn asunder right now by confusion and division” and that unity is at stake.

“The Holy Father must be called on to exercise his office to put an end to this,” he said.

Let's keep this in our prayers!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray.

Seems I am always trying to discern God's call with something every time today's Gospel comes in sequence. And the bad part is, each time I realize I'm not listening. I want God to want what I want. My prayer life is mostly pitching Him my thoughts on why I think this or that outcome is desirable.

I was tossing a few life situations back and forth in my mind yesterday and felt the desire to go to adoration. I talked myself out of it by convincing myself I needed to continue with chores. I got the chores done but didn't come to any conclusion about which trajectory to take in the various situations.

Two things always jump out at me from this event in the Life of Christ.

First, even Christ needed silence to communicate with and hear His Father!

After he had fed the people, Jesus made the disciples get into a boat
and precede him to the other side,
while he dismissed the crowds.
After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray.
When it was evening he was there alone.

and the need for trust and faith:

Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus.
But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened;
and, beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!"
Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught Peter,
and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
After they got into the boat, the wind died down.

"You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

We are so blessed to have Christ's Body and Blood in Repose. The place where St. Basil described angels standing around the altar with their heads bowed, their faces covered, their hands crossed and their whole body inclined as to express the deepest sense of their own unworthiness. Our place to hear our Lord, draw the answers.

Come and I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb. So in the Spirit he carried me away to a great high mountain and showed me the holy city of Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God; it had the radiance of some priceless jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great high wall with twelve gates at which were twelve angels; and on the gates were inscribed the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates to the east, three to the north, three to the south and three to the west....I saw no temple in the city; for its temple was the sovereign Lord God and the Lamb. And the city had no need of sun or moon to shine upon it; for the glory of God gave it light and the lamp was the Lamb. By its light shall the nations walk, and the kings of the earth shall bring into it all their splendor. The gates of the city shall never be shut by day - and there will be no night...He who gives the testimony speaks; Yes, I am coming soon! Amen. Come Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all. Apocalyse

More theology to explore for Dave Armstrong?

Atkins Diet in the Bible? "You may eat meat whenever you want." -Deut. 12.20

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fr. Rutler's advice to young priests.

I am blown away by the differences in the Archdiocese of Boston and Fall River. The Liturgies are said to call people to holiness. Homilies give you tools to manage everyday life. They teach and speak candidly about the challenges to holiness we've had to talk about on the internet. The music is prayerful. It's Catholic. Many of the priests are deeply involved in Opus Dei, which I assume groomed the priests.

The Archdiocese of Boston is more like an archdiocesan entertainment competition. There are numerous exceptions but they are treated like excluded members of a fraternity, as are Catholic members of those parishes. There is an undertow of resentment towards Catholics who go to Church to draw the Properties in the Divinity of Christ and keep their soul free of mortal sin. Similar to the climate this Holy Father is introducing with his endless psychobabble.

You learn to live with it, mostly by ignoring it, unless or until they say or do something heretical or just plain dumb. When a new priest or pastor comes and tries to get traction, we start a fatwa. First on the parish level and if he doesn't back down, we drag the bishops into it. They usually surrender after a few rounds.

Now that I've settled into a parish that is rich in Catholicism, I regret all the years I settled for religious entertainment with hostility towards Catholicism. With a pope hostile to Catholicism and practicing Catholics, I can't stress enough the importance of (at least!) finding a parish that teaches and practices Catholicism. Even if you have to drive an hour every week. We've got to think in terms of preservation and the future.

Loved this article with advice to new priests written by Fr. Rutler:

I was the very youngest in my college class and, in my Anglican years, at twenty-six I was the youngest parish rector in the nation. So defensive was I about this, that at my installation I had a friend, who eventually became a United States senator, read for the first lesson: “Let no man despise thy youth… (1 Tim. 4:12).” That was in the days of Beatle haircuts and my self-assurance was not affirmed when one lady remarked upon seeing me in an elaborate cope at Evensong, that I looked like the Infant of Prague.

He has such a great sense of humor, but his candor and wisdom is such a gift to Christ's Church.

This is more important than being amiable, and indeed it is the very opposite of false amiability. The “jolly good guy” kind of pastor can be an irritant. Such a caricature of agape recalls the indelible image of the happy clown on the circus midway, who is all confusion underneath. It is prudent not to equate the dignity of sacramental office with the way a man exercises it, and it is wise indeed to be especially careful not to think that Christian joy is the same as the self-conscious jollity and even buffoonery with which some clerics camouflage their discomfort with the Truth of Christ. Ministers of the Gospel are not used car salesmen whose heartiness is a mile wide and an inch deep. A bemused layman told me that a bishop joked with him, but turned away like a startled deer when asked an important question. The Lord himself was betrayed with a cold kiss, and stared back with unfathomable eyes.

And here he echoes the importance of the Sacrament of Confession and a Holy Mass:

The Holy Mass is the heart of the Christian life, but to be that, it must proceed from the Sacrament of Confession. With exquisite subtlety the Risen Christ prompted Peter to confess before he sent him out to offer the Eucharist to the heart of the empire. The parish priest should not let a day pass without some time in the confessional, and if no one shows up, that time can be one of prayer, and eventually the people will come. Weekly confession should be the goal for the priest himself. Often the Anti-Christ will tempt the priest to absent the confessional for one reason or another just before a seriously burdened penitent is about to ask to be heard. Humble confessions heard in the sacred tribunal often inspire the priest beyond anything the penitent could understand.

and the wiles of the ever-present devil:

The Discourager is never Christ but always the Anti-Christ. As he is haunted by God, he lurks in the holiest places in the holiest moments. I used to be rattled when he caused distractions, sometimes lurid ones, at Mass. It is permissible to curse him privately in such moments. Better yet, mock him, for mockery poisons the pride of which he is the prince.

the diocesan culture I speak about above:

It may not take long for the newly ordained priest to perceive that in some clerical quarters, honesty is not the instinctive culture. This is more than a defect: it is a blasphemy among those consecrated to Christ whose “word is truth” (John 17:17). I allude to this gingerly as a delicate matter, for mentioning it without qualifications risks calumny, but long experience has accustomed me to being told by churchmen of high rank, things that “do not conform to the truth.” That is ecclesiastical jargon for simple lying. Sometimes it is pious dishonesty in the form of falling silent when asked a direct question. A forthright cardinal told me that lying was the normal policy among those on his staff and they simply stared at the floor when challenged. Attached to this dishonesty is the infection of gossip and envy. Brothers in Christ should nurture and promote the various talents of their fellows for the prosperity of the Gospel. Such is not an untutored habit among all of the brethren. Insecurity prefers mediocrity over excellence.

There is a lot of work ahead of us!

May your continual pity, O Lord, cleanse and defend Your Church; and, because without you she cannot endure in safety, may she ever be governed by Your bounty. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.