Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pope Francis hand-picked moral theologian on family suggests Pope will push birth control

When is this circus of a synod anyhow?

Remember the fifty years of urban legends and kooky theology that delusional people swore were approved at Vatican II that wound up in Catholic educational resources?

Yeah. I think the Pope Francis synod will make that look like content from the Remnant.

Cardinal Kasper recently spoke about the Pope's agenda on contraception.

Parents need to make decisions on how many children they should have, not the Church.

Here is something we can believe: He doesn't know what the solution is to close the "gulf" between Church teaching and disobedience to it.

I am sure he is clueless about the remedy of teaching substance that awakens the conscience and drives people to the Sacrament of Confession and Sacramental Grace in the Eucharist. He hasn't used that gulf closer since the nuns threw on their first pair of polyester pants.

He also articulated mutual decisions to refrain from relations when a woman is ovulating is "artificial", implying its the same thing as using abortifacient of birth control pills.

A madman has been put in charge of the synod.

Maybe we should hire Frs Paul Nicholson and George Rutler and hole up with them for a ten day retreat until its over?!

Scalia and Patheos- the "Pope Francis Effect"

I fell to temptation and read the comboxes on her attack of Cardinal Burke. So many of you have written to say her arrogance and noxious behavior worsened after the Romans poured gasoline on her fires of destruction of catechesis. I didn't think it was possible to reach a higher level of arrogance and obnoxious and I just had to see for myself.

She really has it going on but that is the way I always remember her.

I hadn't been to her snake pit since she wrote the piece titled "Ted Kennedy Crucible". When Catholics work to diminish the efficacy of the devil who has one of our own using his talent to slay children and the souls if their mothers, Lizzy rushes to defend sin and confirm them in it. Leading a soul to the Sacraments is a crucible to her. Shea and the other daffy dame work a trilogy.

When women are being hoodwinked into surrendering their incredible gift of human sexuality to a repository for sperm for men who do not respect or love them enough to care about their salvation, let alone marry them, take pills to chemically sterilize themselves or kill their own children, there is nothing like the "social justice" of Winkin, Blinkin, and Nod.

They are like people who let friends drive home drunk and attack friends who say what is necessary to stop them and then claim that is what nice is, convincing themselves they are doing service to God.

She must be a charmer as a friend, eh? When you are doing something stupid and self destructive, Lizzie stands on her front porch to wave goodbye, hand you a bright balloon and blow kisses.

I keep wondering how low EWTN will let them go before they cut them loose but her venom directed at Cardinal Burke speaks volumes about the state of affairs at that place. Mother Angelica may be incapacitated now, but when that holy, brave woman dies, she will storm from Heaven and knock them down and out of her apostolate like a lucky strike at the bowling alley.

I don't know how anyone could stand reading any of it. It is repulsive.

I've spoken of "the Pope Francis effect" in an off-the-cuff manner, but in all seriousness, we need to face the truth. Catholics who have been begging for Catechesis are in for a pontificate that is going to arm the enemies of teaching the Deposit of Faith. Pope Francis is arming them with tools to carry out their attacks with brutality and force. They will do it on the Internet and in every apostolate in every parish and school in every diocese.

And they are wearing the coat of arms of a Catholic Pope.

It is as clear as the nose on your face that Catholics who want and need effective teaching of the substance of the Catechism are the enemies of Pope Francis and his "effect", and we will be targets for removal and the tactics of King David to set you up to be killed. Please keep Fr Wylie in your prayers.

The situation is as bad as it gets. Good times are ahead.

Lizzie is the manifestation of the "Pope Francis effect" and it is as critical as ever for responsible Catholic evangelists to express what we know is happening before our eyes and how to keep your hand on the plow.

There is enough substance taught over the last thirty years to be effective in your parish, even when approached with Lizzies and Sheas carrying wearing the coat of arms of Pope Francis.

Grab something and hold onto it, preserve it.

With one very important caveat: if you have children under the age of 18 and a parish or school is not teaching the substance if the Catechism or is teaching error, get out. Find another place to worship where the faith is being taught to your children. This is not the time for you to do anything but see to it that your own are formed with tools they need to make the right judgments. There are priests excersising Moto Proprio in every diocese. If there is nothing left where you are, pack it up and drive there.

That is our job until the smoke rises again in Vatican City.

And of course prayer, Adoration and using every morsel of good fruit that can and will come from Pope to draw and convert--and our sense of humor.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Elizabeth Scalia directs her vicious smarm to Cardinal Burke

I refuse to link to her rotten website or repeat the content of that vile woman's post.

Pope Francis really knows how to pull the family together and sow his seeds. Scalia is a regular Pope Francis blossom.

Below are comments about Scalia's malicious shtick from Fr. Nicholson who says it better than I ever could and with more charity than I can muster for the stink that emanates from her and "Patheos":



What a vicious, smarmy attack on the spotless integrity of Cardinal Burke. She breathlessly recently defended the sordid decisions of one prelate ... because it complemented her world view.

Now she mocks this great man, by suggesting it will do him good to work with the poor migrants in Malta.

All because he has done more than most in preserving the patrimony of the Faith.

Shame on her.

I am sick to death of Patheos.

I am sick and tired of such illuminators of other people's consciences.

I am sure in her own way, she rivals any Missionary of Charity by her outreach.

She is divisive; a divider.

Why would anyone read this woman's expulsions? Because like someone with bad breath, it is impossible to avoid it.

Spare a prayer for such a divisive individual. May her idle words be forgiven her.

Cardinal Dolan's 'Splainin - Grab Your Banner and Join the Parade



He's got to be kidding.

Is he implying that wearing a sign about pride in temptations in sexual attractions outside of the sacrament of marriage does not fatally wound grand marshalling the parade?

Let's take a look at crack pipe he's passing out as Catholic teaching:

He starts off with a piece of sound theology:

So, while actions are immoral, identity is not!

This is true. Sort of.

One can acknowledge the temptations they have and/or the falls in the past and identify with a classification of that struggle.

One can have the honesty to identify himself as being attracted to pornography, masturbation, habitual wife/husband cheater, polygamy, booze, drugs.

The rightly-ordered purpose for such recognition is to keep the constant vigil over what leads oneself (or others) into falling to the temptation.

When one puts a sign on oneself about taking pride in their temptation, the recognition of identity is being used to promote taking actions on those temptations.

If Cardinal Dolan wants to have a parade with the group COURAGE to clarify to those watching the parade that those wearing signs of identity to their personal sexual temptations are practicing the virtue of celibacy - he can knock himself out.

But that is not what is going on here and he knows it. His intellectual dishonesty astounds me.

He goes on to say:

In fact, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, people with same-sex attraction are God’s children, deserving dignity and respect, never to be treated with discrimination or injustice.

Absolutely true.

Priests who are attracted to breaking their vow of celibacy are also God's children, deserving of dignity and respect and should never be treated with discrimination or injustice.

If a movement starts happening in the USCCB to take pride in it and Cardinal Dolan leads a parade, every lucid person who is watching it knows the implicit message about what actions he is condoning.

In fact, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, people with same-sex attraction, friends with benefits, pornography, masturbation, habitual wife/husband cheater, breaking your vow of celibacy in the Sacrament of Ordination, polygamy, booze, drugs are God’s children, deserving dignity and respect, never to be treated with discrimination or injustice.

Grab your banner. The Pope Francis effect parades are commencing.

I hope they have the decency to make their symbol the golden calf.

Some of us will be skipping the celebration at the base of Mt. Sinai. We'll be sitting in front of the Sanctuary. We'll be right there in every parish and ministry, in every diocese, reminding you of the truth. When it's all over and the smoke rises once again out of Vatican City, we'll emerge from the cavern to assess the damage and start again.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sandro Magister is reporting Pope Francis will exile Cardinal Burke



This ought to really liven things up in the Pope Francis "go out and make a mess" department.

What a lightening rod.

Did you ever think you'd live to see the day when the Pope splinters the Church and he's off to the races building his administration with infidels?

Sources confirmed to LifeSite News that Cardinal Burke has been exiled and further states if it happens before the Synod, he won't be able to attend.

What do you make of this curious story about the Synod "co-president"

You don't suppose they'll all marry each other at the synod, do you?

Cardinal Burke's removal was a tough one for our friends at Church Militant who has asked for prayers for the Church, our Pope and Cardinal Burke.

This is a very unusual step - a group of Cardinals has issued a public warning to the Pope about the misuse of his authority to confound and confuse Catholics on the prohibition on Communion for Catholics with two wives or husbands.

This really throws a wet blanket on Cardinal Kasper.

Pope Francis is reportedly irritated.

As Patrick Madrid eloquently stated - lines are being drawn in the sand.

Or, as Carol not so eloquently states - this is really getting ugly.


Is this the reason why MaryAnn Glendon was shilling for "Crux"?



Her son in law is writing for them?

Several sources told TTC that Cardinal O'Malley's "kickoff" event included telling Margery Eagan he was hoping her departure from the Boston Herald meant she was coming to work for the Pilot. He was making a joke implying how inappropriate it would be in light of the contempt for Church teaching she promotes among his flock.

I'm not laughing.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fr. Wylie sent to wiles of South Africa War Zone



Our friend Matt Abbot reports on the disturbing developments and another disturbing development on a priest in New York, working for Archbishop Sheen's Center for Art and Culture.


Fr. Wylie seems to have fallen into the maelstrom of the old King David trick - Send Uriah to the front.

Astounding.

Details on Fr. Hall haven't come out of the woodwork - which is very strange. Usually, a priest has a prayer group or a group of priests or lay people who knows more details and will speak out about a persecution -- as they are frustrated about the loss of their priest.

Five Prayers from Fr. Amorth to Combat Evil

1. Prayer Against Malefice from the Greek Ritual

Kyrie eleison. God, our Lord, King of ages, All-powerful and All-mighty, You Who made everything and Who transform everything simply by Your will. You Who in Babylon changed into dew the flames of the ‘seven-times hotter’ furnace and protected and saved the three holy children. You are the doctor and the physician of our soul. You are the salvation of those who turn to You. We beseech You to make powerless, banish, and drive out every diabolic power, presence, and machination; every evil influence, malefice, or evil eye and all evil actions aimed against Your servant [name of person/s]. Where there is envy and malice, give us an abundance of goodness, endurance, victory, and charity. O Lord, You Who love man, we beg You to reach out Your powerful hands and Your most high and mighty arms and send the angel of peace over us, to protect us, body and soul. May he keep at bay and vanquish every evil power, every poison or malice invoked against us by corrupt and envious people. Then, under the protection of Your authority may we sing, in gratitude, ‘The Lord is my salvation; whom should I fear? I will not fear evil because You are with me, my God, my strength, my powerful Lord, Lord of peace, Father of all ages.”

Yes, Lord our God, be merciful to us, Your image, and save your servant [name of person/s] from every threat or harm from the evil one, and protect him/her by raising him/her above all evil. We ask You this through the intercession of our Most Blessed, glorious Lady, Mary ever Virgin, Mother of God, of the most splendid archangels and all Your saints. Amen!



2. Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me; Body of Christ, save me; Blood of Christ, inebriate me; Water from the side of Christ, wash me; Passion of Christ, strengthen me; O good Jesus, hear me; within Thy wounds, hide me; let me never be separated from Thee; from the evil one, deliver me; at the hour of my death, call me and bid me come to Thee, that with Thy saints, I may praise Thee forever and ever. Amen.



3. Prayer Against Every Evil

Spirit of our God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Most Holy Trinity, Immaculate Virgin Mary, angels, archangels, and saints of heaven, descend upon me. Please purify me, Lord, mold me, fill me with yourself, use me.

Banish all the forces of evil from me, destroy them, vanish them, so that I can be healthy and do good deeds.

Banish from me all spells, witchcraft, black magic, malefice, ties, maledictions, and the evil eye; diabolic infestations, oppressions, possessions; all that is evil and sinful, jealously, perfidy, envy; physical, psychological, moral, spiritual, diabolical aliments.

Burn all these evils in hell, that they may never again touch me or any other creature in the entire world.

I command and bid all the power who molest me – by the power of God all powerful, in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, through the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary – to leave me forever, and to be consigned into the everlasting hell, where they will be bound by Saint Michael the archangel, Saint Gabriel, Saint Raphael, our guardian angels, and where they will be crushed under the heel of the Immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen.



4. Prayer for Inner Healing

Lord Jesus, You came to heal our wounded and troubled hearts. I beg You to heal the torments that cause anxiety in my heart; I beg You, in a particular way, to heal all who are the cause of sin. I beg You to come into my life and heal me of the psychological harms that struck me in my early years and from the injuries that they caused through my life.

Lord Jesus, You know my burdens. I lay them all on Your Good Shepherd’s Heart. I beseech You – by the merits of the great, open wound in Your heart-to heal the small wounds that are in mine. Heal the pain of my memories, so that nothing that has happened to me will cause me to remain in pain and anguish, filled with anxiety.

Heal, O Lord, all those wounds that have been the cause of all the evil that is rooted in my life. I want to forgive all those who have offended me. Look to those inner sores that make me unable to forgive. You Who came to forgive the afflicted of heart, please, heal my own heart.

Heal, my Lord Jesus, those intimate wounds that cause me physical illness. I offer You my heart. Accept it, Lord, purify it and give me the sentiments of Your Divine Heart. Help me to be meek and humble.

Heal me, O Lord, from the pain caused by the death of my loved ones, which is oppressing me. Grant me to regain peace and joy in the knowledge that You are the Resurrection and the Life. Make me an authentic witness to Your Resurrection, Your victory over sin and death, Your living presence among us. Amen.



5. Prayer for Deliverance

My Lord, you are all powerful, you are God, you are Father. We beg you through the intercession and help of the archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel, for the deliverance of our brothers and sisters who are enslaved by the evil one. All saints of Heaven, come to our aid.

From anxiety, sadness and obsessions, we beg You. Free us, O Lord.
From hatred, fornication, envy, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.
From thoughts of jealousy, rage, and death, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.
From every thought of suicide and abortion, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.
From every form of sinful sexuality, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.
From every division in our family, and every harmful friendship, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.
From every sort of spell, malefic, witchcraft, and every form of the occult, we beg You,
Free us, O Lord.

Lord, You Who said, “I leave you peace, My peace I give you,” grant that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, we may be liberated from every evil spell and enjoy your peace always. In the name of Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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Please remember the best defense against evil is a well-ordered and holy soul. Regular confession and reception of the Holy Eucharist is a person’s greatest refuge. Also remember these prayers for deliverance should be coupled with Our Lord’s Prayer and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fr. Rutler on the Martyrdom of Christians



FROM THE PASTOR
September 14, 2014
by Fr. George W. Rutler

I do not like most jargon, as it diminishes the creative power of the noble English language rightly used. For instance, I do not like to be told by bureaucratic sorts to “prioritize.” (Apparently, the first recorded instance of its use was in the 1972 presidential campaign.) As with all things, Christ the Living Word put it better when he said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). God and his promise of eternal life should have priority over every other desire or concern.

Recently, many television viewers complained about a news bulletin covering the beheading of the journalist and devout Catholic, James Foley. Their objection was not to the horror of the news, but that it had interrupted the broadcast of a soap opera. We are learning quickly that people with that defective kind of priority will soon find out the hard way that life is not a soap opera. We are now engaged in a war, whether or not some politicians hesitate to call it that, and it must have priority over all other interests. The war is being fought by enemies of God, deluded by the conceit that they are fighting for God.

This is so hard for an indulged and selfish culture to accept, inasmuch as it means acknowledging that good and evil exist, though many would prefer to ignore the latter. Christians are being martyred in the Middle East, and public officials still find it hard to mention that those who are being crucified, beheaded, and driven from their homes are suffering because they are Christians.

The auxiliary bishop of Baghdad, Shlemon Warduni, said on Vatican radio: “We have to ask the world: Why are you silent? Why do not you speak out? Do human rights exist, or not? And if they exist, where are they? There are many, many cases that should arouse the conscience of the whole world: Where is Europe? Where is America?” The genocide of Christians, who have been in Iraq since shortly after the Resurrection, does not seem to have priority in the attention of many in our country.

As this suffering continues, many in the United States are willing to tolerate heresy and moral decadence in a vain attempt to “get along” with others. While Christians must “love the sinner and hate the sin,” there are an increasing number of people who are intimidated into enabling the sinner to advertise his sin. In 1992, Cardinal O’Connor said that compromising Catholic truth for the sake of political correctness “was not worth one comma in the Apostles' Creed.”

The holy martyrs in the Middle East honor the Church and atone for our degeneracy. Their bishops are willing to struggle and die with them. They must be amazed that bishops and people in other places have their priorities so wrong.

Boston Catholic Insider on Cardinal O'Malley's Publicity Stunts for "Crux"



Excellent post.

I forgot Margery Eagan suggested the Pope should try smoking pot.

That might explain the launch event?