They are getting more pressure from Marty Walsh to permit the group who wants to wear shirts and carry signs about who they're sleeping around with so people can yell "woot, woot" and clap.
It is a sick world.
If you're reading, would you mind saying St. Patrick's Breastplate for the organizers?
I bind this day to me for ever.
By power of faith, Christ's incarnation;
His baptism in the Jordan river;
His death on Cross for my salvation;
His bursting from the spicèd tomb;
His riding up the heavenly way;
His coming at the day of doom;*
I bind unto myself today.
I bind unto myself the power
Of the great love of the cherubim;
The sweet 'well done' in judgment hour,
The service of the seraphim,
Confessors' faith, Apostles' word,
The Patriarchs' prayers, the Prophets' scrolls,
All good deeds done unto the Lord,
And purity of virgin souls.
I bind unto myself today
The virtues of the starlit heaven,
The glorious sun's life-giving ray,
The whiteness of the moon at even,
The flashing of the lightning free,
The whirling wind's tempestuous shocks,
The stable earth, the deep salt sea,
Around the old eternal rocks.
I bind unto myself today
The power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, His might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need.
The wisdom of my God to teach,
His hand to guide, His shield to ward,
The word of God to give me speech,
His heavenly host to be my guard.
Against the demon snares of sin,
The vice that gives temptation force,
The natural lusts that war within,
The hostile men that mar my course;
Or few or many, far or nigh,
In every place and in all hours,
Against their fierce hostility,
I bind to me these holy powers.
Against all Satan's spells and wiles,
Against false words of heresy,
Against the knowledge that defiles,
Against the heart's idolatry,
Against the wizard's evil craft,
Against the death wound and the burning,
The choking wave and the poisoned shaft,
Protect me, Christ, till Thy returning.
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same.
The Three in One, and One in Three,
Of Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Today, Maggs Eagan announced that the Catholic Church will soon approve of civil unions.
Since that's about as likely as the Pope himself marrying Georg_Gänswein, the logic she uses to demonize Brother Thomas is dead in the water.
Still, the fact that Pope Francis is creating an image for himself that makes faithfulness to Church teaching an enemy of the people is disturbing. Margery Eagan is getting her marching orders from our Pope's talking points, or lack thereof.
In the absence of talk about Church teaching, he continuously makes farcical statements about a future where Church teaching remains in place but his manifesto will instruct us how to disobey it. He is discrediting truth, in our own homes and families. Dividing our children against the Church.
I think what is most unsettling about the situation is, I do not know the man. I don't recognize his voice. I am a distant observer struggling to hear his message, make sense out of his endless contradictions, insults against faithful Catholics and admiration of people and things that mislead. Trying desperately to hear the voice of my shepherd.
I wouldn't necessarily expect a prophet would bring faithful Catholics good will, but I cannot reconcile the contempt he is inciting for truth.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
According to CNS, Pope Francis kicked off Lent with by suggesting "the Church" needs to recalibrate Its teaching on civil unions:
Pope Francis has famously declared a cessation of hostilities in the culture wars on same-sex marriage, contraception, and abortion that had defined the Catholic Church for much of the modern era.
On Wednesday, he signaled a new direction in that regard when discussing civil unions in a short but wide-ranging interview that also touched on his discomfort with the hero worship that's sprung up around him. While still insisting that marriage is "between a man and a woman," he explained why he thought civil unions were created in the first place.
"The lay states want to justify civil unions in order to regulate diverse situations of cohabitation, motivated by the need to regulate economic aspects among persons, for example in assuring medical care," said the pope, in a translation of the interview provided by John Thavis, the former Rome bureau chief for Catholic News Services
When asked to what extent the church could understand this trend, the pope replied: "We need to look at the different cases and evaluate them."
The story written by the current Rome reporter for CNS said this indicated the church "could tolerate some civil unions."
Actually, it seems to me as though somebody asked him why civil unions were created in the first place and he said lay states want to provide medical insurance to everyone who is shacking up. Then, a luminary from the USCCB's news service(CNS)cracked the code of the Pope's intentions for everyone in the room.
Here's another version of the story that takes off like a rocket.
I've bolded what the Pope actually said, which appears to be taken out of context and surrounded by hysteria and conjecture:
(CNN) — Pope Francis reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s opposition to same-sex marriage Wednesday but suggested in a newspaper interview that it could support some types of civil unions.
The Pope reiterated the church’s longstanding teaching that “marriage is between a man and a woman.” However, he said, “We have to look at different cases and evaluate them in their variety.”
For example, civil unions provide financial security to cohabitating couples, “as for instance in medical care,” the Pope said in a wide-ranging interview published Wednesday in Corriere della Sera, an Italian daily.
A number of Catholic bishops have supported civil unions for same-sex couples, including Pope Francis when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 2010, according to reports in National Catholic Reporter and The New York Times.
This is the first time a Pope has “indicated even tentative acceptance of civil unions,” according to Catholic News Service.
n.b. I did exhaustive research on the assertion that Pope Francis supported civil unions in Buenos Aires and came up with bupkis. It is an urban legend. Somebody from the National Catholic Distorter knew a man who knew another man who said the Pope told him so.
A bunch of blarney.
The Pope's support of civil unions would signal his willingness to encourage mortal sin between the parties for the sake of obtaining medical insurance.
This kind of bartering away of the salvation of the soul is...it pains me to say it...daft.
One can "examine" abortion or contraception to find out how people are being hoodwinked, exploited and murdered in 2014. That doesn't mean the outcome of the spin is going to be favorable to people looking for license from the Church to do it.
However, given the Pope's recent statements on Communion for people married to more than one person - my jury is still out on the man. We will just have to wait it out and see where he goes in October.
There's going to be a big fugatz if tries to persuade his see to drink that koolaid.
At the very least, this is yet another incident that indicates there should be less talking and more waving and blowing kisses.
CNN takes First Place Blue Ribbon in headlines contest with this whopper: Church Could Support Civil Unions.
Here's a better one: Pope Francis says the Church SHOULD tolerate some civil unions.
Sure. Maybe that's where the synod will go with it in October. Do away with marriage all together.
The Church wouldn't support gay marriage but should support shacking up. So long as when you do, you don't indulge in the real evil: gossip (if we to understand the hoo-ha on Pope Francis' theology of the redemption of one's soul).
Here's how to crack the code:
"The question is not whether to change the doctrine, but to go deeper and make sure that pastoral care takes account of situations and of what each person is able to do," he said.
It's all about the situation.
Each situation is different and they're going to take a look at it to see what each person is able to do.
Your next door neighbor who situated himself under his secretary's lap while he was married to another woman - he has a situation. Holy Communion for you.
Sexually attracted to same sex? You can't get married because the Church won't accept it. Move in with the person. That's a situation Pope Francis says the Church should accept. You've got a situation. Here's your Holy Communion.
After 2000 years, Pope Francis has arrived to show us how to go 'deep' into Church teaching.
Gee, I hope he includes one-night-stands so the folks in Hollywood and Washington, DC can receive Holy Communion.
This is getting ridiculous.
In his vacuum of not teaching, he makes foolish statements and watches the damage in silence.
As a mother and about to be grandmother, I am fed up with the confusion being sown. He is making it impossible for Catholic parents to defend truth in their own home.
It is regrettable.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I'm home with the flu today and turned on the secular news (something I haven't done for years - I get all my news from Christian news sources).
Quite the show.
A lot of women with distorted faces from plastic surgery doling out the propaganda with big toothy grins.
One dame from New England Cable News (NECN)excitedly updated the viewers on the St. Patrickgate.
She announced The Immaculate Heart of Mary School was pulling out of the St. Patrick's Day parade all because 'gays are being allowed to march in it'.
What a crock.
Homosexuals have been marching in the parade since its inception.
They've been marching right along with every other person struggling or living in a state of mortal sin, since the parade's inception.
The controversy is about carrying signs identifying their particular set of attractions, temptations and afflictions and the witness of a group of individuals who 'help' others to see it as some kind of virtue.
It haseth no place in a religious parade.
March away with the rest of us. Play an instrument. Dance. Honor whatever service you are doing for God's people.
Wearing a sash about who you're sleeping around with is not welcome.
The pressure by a Mayor's Office to incorporate vice is inappropriate and illegal.
Marty Walsh (and Menino before him) are violating the constitutional rights of Irish Catholics by bullying them to inject the immoral and amoral positions of his office into their Catholic event.
Saint Patrick is not the patron Catholic saint of drunks and sex buddies.
He was a humble, prayerful man whose legacy is about conversion and salvation of our Irish ancestors.
St. Patrick's Day is a Catholic feast day. A holy observance.
Irish Catholics honor the virtues of serving God's people in our avocations.
We remember our gorgeous homeland, our culture, dance, food and most of all, our precious religion and a man whose virtues rose to the level of Catholic sainthood.
The 'archdiocese' finally came out with a statement.
An anonymous person representing our Catholic Cardinal said...are you ready?
A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Boston said they do not have any role in the planning of the parade.
They excel at the fine art of wimpery.
Dear Sirs at the Chancery Bunker:
Everyone sees what you are doing and God sees what you are doing: Send Uriah to the front and retreat.
I'm here to remind you that the fact that YOU don't have a role in the parade is irrelevant. This is about the people you have a duty to defend and protect. It is about controversy wherein the Mayor of Boston is twisting a Catholic Saint into the patron saint of the virtues of getting drunk and sleeping around.
Our veterans need your support, leadership and courage.
Why don't you make a phone call and explain to the Mayor that parade is sponsored by Catholics, it is a Catholic feast day honoring a Catholic saint and invite him to cease and desist.
Parade organizers have issued a press release.
A closed door meeting was held last night at City Hall. It turns out that Mayor Marty Walsh and Mass Equality were representing only 'one supposed veteran' who wishes to wear a sash about who he or she is sleeping around with.
Parade organizers have concluded the application was submitted under false pretenses and have denied the request.
VETERANS TELL DIFFERENT STORY
MEDIA REPORTS SLANTED
South Boston Allied War Veterans Council
P.O. Box 350 South Boston MA. 02127
The South Boston St. Patrick’s Day / Evacuation Day Parade
3, March 2014
At a recent meeting of The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, a motion was brought up about reconsidering an application that had been previously rejected. This application was submitted by LGBT Veterans of Equality, (An affiliate of Mass Equality). The reason for this rejection was a clear violation of our “No sexual orientation” rule, and not that we ban Gay people as reported by the press.
The application stated that 20 United States Veterans wished to March with Mayor Walsh and other Politicians in this year’s parade. They also indicated that they were a “Veterans Organization”, “helping Veterans from Cradle to Grave”. After some consideration, the Council agreed that Any Veteran should be allowed to march, regardless of sexual orientation. Further, any organization which helps our Veterans is welcome. This application was conditionally approved as submitted with the understanding that These 20 Veterans can march but no sexual orientation would be displayed, and the group would comply with our standard “Code of Conduct”, followed by all marching units in this parade.
To our surprise, the offer was rejected by Mass Equality’s representative Kara Coredini. Her rejection was based on the fact that we would not allow LGBT Veterans to identify themselves as openly Gay by means of signage and T Shirts Identifying Them as LGBT Veteran. This clearly violates our code of conduct.
At a closed door City Hall meeting last night it was made clear to us that the LGBT Veterans for Equality do not have 20 United States Veterans who wish to march. Rather, they presented only one supposed Veteran and a group of others carrying rainbow flags. When asked about a Color Guard, their loan Veteran replied that he wasn’t sure he could supply any more Veterans willing to march.
The Council performs background checks on groups wishing to march prior to their acceptance. We were unable to find any evidence of LGBT Veterans for Equality that would confirm them as a recognized Veterans Organization.
We appreciate the efforts the Mayor’s office to try and mediate this issue. However it is our intention to keep this an Irish Celebration, dedicated to our Men and Women serving in our Armed Forces. We will fight to keep our parade and its traditions.
Therefore, we The Allied War Veterans of South Boston fell we were misled by LGBT Veterans for Equality. It is our belief that the application submitted to us by LGBT Veterans for Equality was a ploy by them to enter this parade under false pretenses and is hereby denied.
It is our intention to keep this parade a family friendly event. We will not allow any group to damage the Integrity of the historic event or our reputation as a safe and fun filled day for all. We strive to hold the largest and most entertaining St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Country.
God Bless our Troops and God Bless this Country!
It was all a big publicity stunt, headed by Mayor Marty Walsh.
By the by, if you haven't read Maggoty Eagan's column on the controversy, do indulge yourself in your daily bigot.
She has some gall telling American Citizens they can't celebrate in the public square unless the message they condone sleeping around is included in the celebration.
Here's another troubadour of bigotry, urban legends and insults: Kevin Cullen
1. Irish are all drunks.
2. Men faithfully devoted to their Church and it's teaching authority are holy rollers.
3. The kicker: Cardinal Cushing appears to be his litmus test for Catholic orthodoxy and sobriety.
My ancestors would never permit our heritage to be caricatured as fighting leprechauns and drunks.
We are not interested in airing your dirty laundry in our parade.
Put a corned beef on the stove, Irish bread in the oven, grab your sober relatives and enjoy the parade.
Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!
Pope's vulgarity causes stir.
The press predicts cursing will add momentum to his appeal and popularity.
Yeah, sure. There's nothing more popular than the witness of contradicting virtue in the public square.
Someone should call Marty Walsh to see if its too late to add a float of swearing Catholics to the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
"Kiss me, I'm a potty mouth".
Seriously, I feel sorry for the Pope for this blunder.
As a woman, I am not much of a swearer, but from time-to-time, they have rolled off of my tongue - especially when I've done something stupid.
At my daughter's wedding, in the front pew, after a gracious stroll down the aisle all dolled up, when I went to kneel on the kneeler, it was broken and I had to catch myself from going down to the floor. Out of nowhere came the word 'sh*t'.
The Holy Father is carrying a heavy load. I'm lifting him in prayer today!
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Longtime readers here know that I am a huge fan of Michael Voris. I love his work, bravado and zeal for the house of the Lord.
The overwhelming majority of Catholic men are weak. They are weak in our parishes, our apostolates, our educational institutions and evangelization.
That overwhelming majority of weak men have been overcome by a tiny group of fringe secular social engineers.
Michael Voris is a leader.
It is fair to say that we have a problem on our hands with Pope Francis. The problem is highly exaggerated with the Pope's off the cuff style, translation issues and agendas, but there is a problem. I am sorry to say it.
And, it isn't a little problem.
Marriage is indissoluble.
Consequently, unless people living together are willing to live as celibates, there is no way to receive Communion.
There's no Sacrament of Confession without the firm promise to make the changes necessary to remain in a state of Grace - which can never be done so long as one is married to another person canonically.
The fact that Pope Francis selected Kasper to wind up his see of Bishops, causing the head of the CDF to take a position against the Pope Francis show, solidifies the irrefutable problem we have on our hands.
Pope Francis has also tipped his hand with THIS.
Again, I do not believe the problem is is bad as it is being caricatured in some places. But reasonable and prudent people must come to Jesus on the fact that there is a problem with execution.
I am in full agreement with Louie that if Michael does not wish to or feel called to speak openly about what we all know is a problem, that is his call but he ought not to go Mark Shea on the people who have the fortitude to speak the truth where it hurts the most.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
“As mayor, I feel like I should use my influence.”
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has announced he will not march in our Catholic St. Patrick's Day Parade because Catholic veteran organizers will not violate their religion and allow homosexual sex themes into the parade.
Cry us a river.
It is our Catholic Feast Day. A celebration of an Irish Catholic Saint in a city where a large population of Irish once immigrated and lived.
The day is about the honor of serving God's people as policeman, fireman, our military and every other avocation. It is about our religion, food culture, our music and our dance.
The day and parade belongs to Irish Catholics and the edicts of our doctrine require resisting attractions to sin.
We've had numerous problems over the years with plebeians who think the day is about acting crude and marching drunks. Dodging them has become increasingly difficult.
The Mayor's use of his political power to foist taking pride in attractions to homosexual sex as some kind of parade theme for our Irish Catholic feast day is beneath contempt.
After all, the mayors of Boston have never tried to use their political influence to interject 'gay pride' into ramadan and the muslims are executing homosexuals all over the world.
Boston's Mayors have never tried to ram 'gay pride' into cultural Chinese celebration of their new year.
I think we know the reason why City Hall has never tried to foist it on our Catholic feasts in Boston's Italian North End (the mafia)!
Our friend CJ Doyle at the Catholic Action League is speaking out against Marty Walsh's insidious and inappropriate use of power to pressure a religious group into violating their own religion on their Catholic feast day.
The Catholic League called Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s intervention “an attempt to impose a radically discordant message, entirely inappropriate to the celebration of Boston’s principal patron saint.”
“The feast of St. Patrick commemorates the bishop and confessor through whom an entire people, in one lifetime, were converted from paganism to the Catholic and apostolic faith,” the statement said. “Mayor Walsh’s efforts, if successful, would destroy the traditional character of the parade, empty it of its original meaning, and reduce it to a secular community festival, devoid of any religious significance.”
Maybe Marty Walsh should use his influence to enter floats for every kind of attraction to licentiousness.
We could have a float for unmarried people sleeping around. We'd need a lot of lumber and a couple of hundred flatbed trucks for that one.
What about a float for people cheating on their spouse? We could dress them up like leprechauns if they didn't want to come out of their closets.
Mary Walsh could organize a whole section of fornicators for Éirinn go Brách.
Even if the man can't bring himself to respect the Catholic religion and those devoted their heritage, there is a Constitution that forbids him from this very thing.
It is dishonorable.
n.b. Don't look for a quote from our Irish Cardinal. He isn't using his influence to save Irish Catholic families from their political tormentors. You won't find anything on his blog saying Marty Walsh is doing irreparable harm to the communion of the faithful and is a disservice to the Catholic Church.
The Mass Catholic Conference is also hiding under their desks.
When their own people are being driven off of the cliff and they don't call or answer their phone - you'll know its them.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Pope Francis said:
"What is reconciliation? Taking one from this side, taking another one for that side and uniting them: no, that’s part of it but it's not it ... True reconciliation means that God in Christ took on our sins and He became the sinner for us. When we go to confession, for example, it isn’t that we say our sin and God forgives us. No, not that! We look for Jesus Christ and say: 'This is your sin, and I will sin again'. And Jesus likes that, because it was his mission: to become the sinner for us, to liberate us."
It isn't that we approach Sacrament of Confession with remorse for own sins to seek forgiveness.
This is preposterous, sayeth Pope Francis.
Jesus is a sinner, we take His own sins to Him and we tell Him, this is Yours and I'm going back out into the world to do it again. Jesus likes that.
This maxim must be part of the ordination rite of the Society of Jesus?
They all seem to be afflicted with gross distortions and spiritually lethal theology.
I recently saw a video of the Pope struggling to translate what he was trying to say into English. I am hoping this farcical concept is a translation error.
Compounding deep rooted sin with sacrilegious abuse of the Sacraments...all I can say about that is, if you think the diabolical disorientation is 50 shades of crazy now, we haven't seen anything yet.
Keep a vigil over your thoughts and your soul. Stay in close contact with Confession and the Eucharist. Find a way to get to daily Mass or as many times as possible during the week. This is my advice to TTC readers. A couple of loose screws on the ship. We are in for a rough ride.
n.b. Here is feedback on Kasper's talk, which was arranged by Pope Francis and is purported to have caricatured it as excellent theology.
There is a lot going on there.
Mainly, a Pope ordering disobedience to effect giving the Properties of Christ in the Eucharist to souls in a state
of mortal sin, driving that soul to its own spiritual suicide.
All I can think of is Christ's warning that they will kill us and say they are doing a service to God.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Wholly crap...this is kinda scary.
If there was no Adam and Eve, there was no original sin.
No Adam and Eve, no Cain and Abel or anyone else after them in recorded historical documents.
Fr. Barron says we have all been misreading this very naive mythological cosmology in Genesis which does not square with the subtle work of Newton Einstein and Hawking. It turns out we were not sensitive to genre. Genesis is like Moby Dick. It's a mistake to view it as history.
Stay tuned for his next video: Moses, Schmozes and the ten suggestions.
Is it me, or is his trajectory new?
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Cardinal Kasper says Pope Francis will soon instruct souls to disobey Church teaching and give sacreligious Communion, pastorally.
A few new developments on the Catholic divorce front.
First, we learn that Pope Francis hand-picked Kasper to persuade his see on substance.
But "it’s a question of how to apply [church teaching to] the concrete, difficult, complex situation."Francis tapped Kasper to open the meetings with an address that would set the stage for the talks. Kasper — a onetime sparring partner of another German cardinal, Joseph Ratzinger, who later became Benedict XVI — delivered a two-hour talk that centered on marriage and took up most of the morning’s session.
Since the Church instructs us to be obedient or lose salvation, it is reasonable to conclude Pope Francis brought in Kasper to persuade 'how to apply Church teaching' for the outcome of his instructions to disobey it.
Otherwise he would have scheduled the head of the CDF to school the see.
I have to be honest. The idea that Kasper,who placed himself above Church teaching to lead a revolt in his own see, was handpicked by the Pope to persuade the entire see of the Chair of Peter, disgusts and alarms me.
Kasper now says this is going to happen.
He best not go the route of instructing disobedience.
If he wishes to give Communion to divorced and remarried Catholics he's got to change Church law.
Instructions to disobey it would be anathema.
If you're going to do something stupid and in direct conflict with instructions from Christ and common sense, at least have the decency to change Church law so it is 'bound' and educated Catholics can accept it and move on.
Otherwise, you set up protocol that every one of us can examine our consciences and disobey Church teaching at will and receive sacrilegious Communion.
Sacrilegious Communion drives the person to their spiritual suicide. Even if the Pope and Bishops did not have the example of Judas, they have the instructions Christ gave to His Apostles that one does not give what is holy to those in a state of sin (whom He referred to as dogs).
Catholics educated in the mystical world are mystified as to how anyone could caricature these actions as 'pastoral'.
Here is a perfect example of the fruit of 'nice' for the purpose of conversion .
It puts many at risk of the loss of salvation, their income and their physical life on earth.
An exercise in foolishness.