February 18, 2018

Anonymous Commenters and Cowardice...

I have had a few anonymous comments on this blog, which doesn't really bother me; I'm not writing to get comments. I have enabled open commenting, mainly so your voices can be heard without having to knock down my blog-door. I've had anonymous commenter's voicing their supportive or adverse opinions on a particular post (which are usually published, with the rare exception), as well as anonymous commenter's leaving obnoxious spam (which never gets published). I've had anonymous commenter's actually sign their names (Thank you, Karl!) which, to me, simply means they speak from experience of some type and/or are prepared to be a devil's advocate in a discussion (which assumes at least some objective truth as its basis) and therefore have no fear of being known publicly.

Please review my commenting policy at the end of every post - before you read the below comment - and understand why I removed this comment. You might also be asking yourself: Then why re-post it here? Why let it see the light of day?

Why? Simply to point out the last statement of Mr./Ms Anonymous:

"...I dare you to invite me to debate the issue." (emphasis mine)

Well, Mr./Ms Anonymous...how can I debate you when I do not even know who the hell you are?

Oh well...it doesn't matter anyway. You have already lost due to your weakness, insecurity and cowardice being made readily apparent upon your throwing down the gauntlet - and then immediately retreating behind the cloak of anonymity when you pushed the "send" button! 

I do not and will never debate emotions (and the comment in question is pure emotion). Nor, I might surmise, will any other blogger - or Catholic for that matter - for doing so would serve no useful purpose, and will always - always! - remain an exercise in futility.

In your Charity, and especially during the Penitential season now upon us, please remember Mr./Ms Anonymous in your prayers and Lenten sacrifices. Pray that this Soul - who screams for assistance - might be granted the Graces and the enlightenment that is needed to bring them to the One True Faith. Or back to it, as the case may be.

The original comment is below and as it was written, save for my paragraph indentations to make it easier to read:

"Catholicism is counterfeit Christianity and you are completely deceived, believing in "another jesus and another gospel" per 2 Cor 11:4, which will never save you. For example, Boniface VIII proclaimed (circa 1300) that it was, "altogether necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff". 

Face it: THAT IS A LIE. You can jump up and down, stand on your head in Macy's window and scream to the moon until you're blue in the face trying to convince us, but it will never be true. Salvation is believing in the merits of Christ alone, period, end of story.


Indeed, Catholicism is a viperous theology that has bitten its members for far too long. Only the anti-venom of Scripture can cure her ills. But she refuses to take the antidote. We are flabbergasted that the laity refuse to wake up out of their spiritual coma and prefer to be lulled to sleep by all of the RCC's unbiblical doctrines! Let's take another example. The RCC has abrogated the original command to partake of BOTH bread and wine, and instead teach Jesus would be pleased we take either one!

WHAT?! NO WAY.

They even teach that the Savior never even OBLIGATED us to consume both elements. Listen to the madness of the Council of Trent: "This holy synod, taught by the Holy Spirit...declares that lay people...are not obliged by any divine command to receive the sacrament of the Eucharist under both kinds, and that it can in no way be doubted without injury to faith that Communion under either kind is sufficient to them for salvation. For although Christ the Lord at his last supper instituted this sacrament with the form of bread and wine...nevertheless that institution and tradition do not aim at this, that all believers in Christ are bound by the commandment of the Lord to receive both kinds. Neither is it rightly concluded [from the Last Supper or] from the discourse in John 6...that Communion under both kinds is commanded by the Lord” (“Concerning Communion Under Both Kinds”, ch 1). 

To be sure, these are not the words of those under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, but rather of MAD SCIENTISTS on the verge of an explosion in the laboratory. They have completely reversed and thrown under the bus our marching orders to partake of BOTH bread and wine, so it is inconceivable they have been divinely commissioned by Jesus Christ to break his own commandments! The Lord said the Scriptures cannot be broken (John 10:35), but the Council of Trent has indeed done just that! No reasons whatsoever, no matter how pious they may sound, can justify mutilating the Lord’s Supper down to the choice of either bread OR wine. Jesus did not give us that option! Consequently, since the magisterium is obviously of the devil, the belief that the Messiah was speaking LITERALLY in John 6 and the Last Supper (as it regards eating his flesh) cannot possibly be true. Instead, all the biblical evidence proves he was speaking metaphorically in those places, and oh....should you deny it, I dare you to invite me to debate the issue."





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February 10, 2018

The SSPX "Full Communion" Dichotomy


SSPX Logo




[2/10/2018: updated to correct some grammatical errors-Ed.)


"I look forward to hearing news from the SSPX when they are in full communion with the catholic church. Untill then, with a heavy heart, I will pass."

And I look forward to the day when such comments as the above to a recent SSPX News video are expunged from the world. To me, it bespeaks of Catholicism "My Way", a particular mindset that seems to pervade Catholic thought nowadays more so than in times past, thanks in no small part to the current Pontificate.

In a Catholic world where one's personal Conscience can now determine it is at peace with Our Lord while immersed within the confines of adultery or sodomy and can therefore receive His Body and Blood worthily; in a Catholic world where even its current Pope can authoritatively declare the 6th and 9th Commandments null and void to a select few minority of Catholic adulterers, while implicitly leaving it in effect for all others; in a Catholic world where the Pope can openly promote gay clerics to esteemed positions; in a Catholic world where nuns can promote pro-choice agendas; in a Catholic world where Cardinals and Bishops willingly choose to not correct a Pope that is openly promoting an objectively immoral lifestyle; in a Catholic world where Bishops and their priests openly support blessing gay lifestyles and promotes such as good and holy; etc, etc, etc...

It begs questions that I must ask in all sincerity:

Who exactly is in "Full Communion" with the Roman Catholic Church and who is not? Who is following and promoting the Church as it was established by Our Lord Jesus Christ? Who remains Faithful to Rome - including its current Pope - yet will rightfully not follow this same Church and Pope when they deviate from Tradition? Who remains unfearful in defending the Catholic Faith as handed down from Apostolic times, when most other Cardinals, Bishops and priests are openly working to destroy it (and yet remain in "Full Communion"?!?!?).

"Full Communion" is nothing more than a red-herring. What does "Full Communion" really mean, anyway? Being Faithful to Our Lord Jesus Christ? (hell, even Rome isn't doing that...can Rome be "out of communion" with herself?) Being Faithful to post Vatican II Rome? (then you are "out of communion" with Our Lord because VII promotes ecumenism.) Being Faithful to God's Ten Commandments, especially the 6th and 9th? (then you are "out of communion" with today's Modernist Rome, BUT...you are in "Full Communion" with God and Our Lord Jesus Christ. Quite the dichotomy, eh?? Try asking your parish priest for advice on that one!!).

The aforementioned quote at the beginning of this post is ludicrous; to say one will not listen to news from the SSPX solely on the basis of an ambiguity is ludicrous. Really...does news - Catholic or otherwise - become less truthful or morally harmful simply because it is read or promoted by the SSPX? Does the 
"good" news of a human interest story read to us by an atheist become less "good" and morally harmful simply because he/she is an atheist and not Christian? (Does anyone know exactly how many newscasters are atheist? Does anyone really care??

The SSPX doesn't need me to defend them. In truth, they probably could care less about being defended by anyone (why would they?), especially me. They have Objective Truth on their side and that particular fact needs no defense. But it is high time for this stupid and ubiquitous phrase "Full Communion" (as applied to the SSPX) be confined to the trash bin of antiquity, for it has no objectively true meaning in today's post-VII Catholic Church.

Anyone with any sensus catholicus, basic Catholicism 101, or just simply the Conscience that God gave them can see through the facade of "Full Communion" and see it for what it truly is:

A tool of Satan.

Where even a blind person can "see" the facade just by listening, I yet marvel at those who have the privilege of sight and yet remain blind to what they see, let alone hear. The SSPX will always have its detractors just as they will always have its defenders. They remain by choice Faithful to the Catholic Faith and loyal to the current Pope - despite his own unfaithfulness to Catholicism.

Can one be in "Full Communion" anymore than that?




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February 4, 2018

Angst...Ad Nauseam

[Ed. note: This post is simply because I am setting at the kitchen table in Wichita, KS knowing that I should write something Catholic because, well, writing of things Catholic needs to be said nowadays. I actually did though...another defense of the SSPX (not that they need me to defend them) to a fool and his ad nauseam and still obnoxious comment about them being "out of communion" (no..no link. I am not giving license to such) but I accidentally erased it and got disgusted and went and took a shower. I do remember most of it though and probably will rewrite it sometime soon.

Meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy (or not?) this little piece of a fictional (well...let's just say semi-fictional and leave it go at that, Hmmm?) parody of today's PC correctness that fries so many brain receptors in today's modern youth.]



I am an Independent Democratic Republican with Conservative ideologies that sometimes lean to the Liberal side. Being a baby boomer, I am an original Snowflake product of the 60's full of Peace and Love and Brotherhood to all men, but yet enjoyed my time as an armament technician (AKA: Warmonger) in the USAF for almost 2 decades. I am 5'4" tall (Well, OK...in my shoes. So what?), but have been self-identifying as 6'4" for many years and insist on being called "Tiny" and if you don't, you are a racist and hate people of short tall stature and you are going to hell. I don't debate emotions and have no time for drama queens, but if you don't agree with everything I stand for I will shame you on social media until I have a million-gazillion hits and get interviewed on CNN/MSNBC/BBC for my stance in upholding my personal social justice memes that I demand all peoples of any color and any stature to embrace, because...well...I am right and you are not!

Oh no! Have I offended anybody? Good grief! I AM SOOOO SORRY! I woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep and I wasn't in my best form being sleepy and all and I know I shouldn't have written anything unless it was warm and sunny and 93 degrees and I had had a full breakfast. If I had done things correctly, I would have reflected for at least 3 hours before my hands engaged the laptop keys. I AM SOOO SORRY! DID I SAY THAT ALREADY? Will you forgive me?

Will you still be my Friend? Please don't unfriend me! PLEASE!!!




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January 7, 2018

Feast of the Holy Family


Holy Family, by Juan Simón Gutiérrez

Reposted from Sancta Missa, History of the Liturgical Year, available here.



Holy Family

Why is this Feast celebrated today, instead of closer to Christmas? Because in Old Testament Law, a child wasn’t a son of Abraham or a true part of the family until his circumcision at 8 days of age, an event of Christ’s life that we celebrated on 1 January (from 25 December to 1 January are 8 days).
There are few private devotions associated with this day including the the blessing of children by their parents, the renewal of marriage vows (even if just privately), and consecration of the family to the Holy Family.
Consecration to the Holy Family
  O Jesus, our most loving Redeemer, who having come to enlighten the world with Thy teaching and example, didst will to pass the greater part of Thy life in humility and subjection to Mary and Joseph in the poor home of Nazareth, thus sanctifying the Family that was to be an example for all Christian families, graciously receive our family as it dedicates and consecrates itself to Thee this day. Do Thou protect us, guard us and establish amongst us Thy holy fear, true peace and concord in Christian love: in order that by living according to the divine pattern of Thy family we may be able, all of us without exception, to attain to eternal happiness.
  Mary, dear Mother of Jesus and Mother of us, by the kindly intercession make this our humble offering acceptable in the sight of Jesus, and obtain for us His graces and blessings.
  O Saint Joseph, most holy Guardian of Jesus and Mary, help us by thy prayers in all our spiritual and temporal needs; that so we may be enabled to praise our divine Savior Jesus, together with Mary and thee, for all eternity. Amen.
  Say an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be three times.

Reading

The Feast of the Holy Family
by St. Bernard of Clairvaux
In Mary we praise that which places her above all others, that is, fruitfulness of offspring together with virginity. For never has it been known in this world that anyone was at the same time mother and virgin. And see of Whom she is mother. Where does your astonishment at this so wondrous dignity lead you? Is it not to this, that you may gaze in wonder yet never sufficiently revere? Is she not in your veneration, nay, in the esteem of Truth itself, raised above choirs of angels? Does not Mary address the Lord and God of all the angels as Son, saying: Son, why hast thou done so to us?





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January 2, 2018

LIFE SITE NEWS: Three Bishops Callout Pope Francis and Amoris Laetitia

Giving credit to 3 Bishops where that credit is due. Where are the rest of the 5,097 Catholic Bishops of the world? Every one of them should have signed the letter these three Bishops wrote...


BREAKING: Three Bishops call Pope’s reading of Amoris Laetitia “alien” to Catholic faith


ROME, January 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Three bishops have spoken out against Pope Francis’ interpretation of Amoris Laetitia to allow some remarried divorcees access to Holy Communion, saying such a reading is causing “rampant confusion,” is “alien” to the Catholic faith, and will spread “a plague of divorce” in the Church.
Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary of Astana, Kazakhstan, Archbishop Tomash Peta, Metropolitan of Astana, and Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga of Karaganda, Kazakhstan issued a Profession of the immutable truths about sacramental marriage on December 31 as a “service of charity in truth” to the Church of today and to the Pope.
The bishops took the decision to make a “public and unequivocal profession of the truth” regarding the Church’s teaching on the indissolubility of marriage because they say they “are not allowed to be silent.”
As Catholic bishops charged with defending and promoting the Catholic faith and common discipline, they say they have a “grave responsibility” and “duty before the faithful” who expect from them “a public and unequivocal profession of the truth and the immutable discipline of the Church regarding the indissolubility of marriage.”
They note that after the publication of Pope Francis’ document on the family, Amoris Laetitia, various bishops and bishops’ conferences have issued norms allowing some civilly remarried divorcees, not living in sexual continence, to receive the sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion. They point out that these various hierarchical authorities (Germany, Malta, and Buenos Aires, although they do not cite them by name), have also received approval “even from the supreme authority of the Church.”



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January 1, 2018

Resolutions

For those who might be interested enough to read them, here are of few of my resolutions for Anno Domini 2018:


1. KIDS
Nothing will change here. I will still love and miss them like always: their voices; their faces; their particular personalities; their traits; their mere presence of being. I have been a non-entity with most these past 7-1/2 years, having heard from one of the older ones with whom a normal parent/child relationship exists that ..."they don't care." Well, that sentiment is more the shame for them than for me. I am a parent and used to such verbal petulance from a child, but not young adults with whom the capacity to see things as they should be under God's 4th Commandment is still extant, even if it is ignored and continually subdued. It does not change their culpability in neglecting - nay, to even attempt -  to correct an obvious wrong. Even as my own culpability remains in continuing to pursue the resumption of normal parent/child relations despite past failures. So, 2018 will continue the trend of one-way communications unfortunately. Or at least until their Blessed Mother brings them back to reality...

2. POPE FRANCIS
Nothing will change here either, I fear. Though he is still - and will always remain - in my prayers for his conversion back to Catholicism, he yet remains a walking, talking, jetsetter; an attention loving, dialoguing, glad-hander for the sworn-enemies-of-Catholics club; the de facto leader of the changelings-in-red (who themselves are supposed to be upholding the Roman Catholic Faith.) A Pope who is publically promoting heresy, with the blessings, praise and adulation of his underlings, the Cardinals...and their underlings, the Bishops..and their underlings, the priests...and their underlings, the pewsitters. Too harsh? Not really...any Catholic with even the most basic understanding of Sensus Catholicus and the 10 Commandments should be publicly speaking out against all the heretical, quasi-heretical or anarchic garbage that is currently promoted by the Modernist church in Rome. The 6th and 9th Commandments were meant by God the Father to mean one thing - NO! God is Absolute. God is Truth. God is Unambiguous. God is Mercy. God is Justice. God did not provide any subset to His Laws to account for future generations, cultural aberrations or societal deviances. What was defide then on Mt. Sinai, remains so even now in Rome. No Pope or nor his minions can change that Objective Truth, try as they might.

3. POTUS
Nothing  changes here, neither. Like #2 above, he remains in my prayers, with the added bonus for a long and successful pontificate presidency. He continues to chart his own course, rile and daze the Hollywood elite and does not back down in the face of RHINO's who seemingly defeat his agenda. He just makes them all the more ineffectual by simply writing it off - at the moment - as a bad business decision and then presses on to more important matters. As a good businessman should. At least the above is my take on the "All My Children in Congress and Hollywood" soap opera available on C-SPAN.

4. TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC
Nothing changes here for 2018. I remain a committed Traditional Catholic of the 1962 liturgy type. Though born in 1954, I was nurtured on the 1962 liturgy and it is that liturgy and Faith that kept me from turning to the "dark side" in my young adult coming-of-age era, especially in the military and beyond. I could have - and probably wanted to at times - just shucked it all and start having "fun". Not worry about going to Mass (which I didn't for a rather long period, except when home on leave); not worry about the 6th Commandment; not worry about praying; not worry about my Soul. And especially, not worry about that pesky old Conscience. Fortunately for me, my Mother - the Heavenly One - never gave up on me (not that my earthly one ever did, God rest her Soul) and gently and firmly, continued to guide me (albeit unknowingly on my part) back to Catholic Reality. Which is probably why I remain closely attached to Her. Ad Jesum per Mariam!

5. LIBERALS
What can I say? They have to have my prayers...they're too stupid to understand anything. I've never seen anyone or any class of people who were so aptly described by Del Spooner...a fitting description if ever there was one. They are more to be pitied... I sometimes equate them with Our Lord's final words from His Cross about his executioners: "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do". Reality will be a rude awakening for most of them, I fear.

6. PRO-ABORTION CATHOLICS, PRO ABORTIAN CATHOLIC WOMEN, PRO ABORTION CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS, ET AL
Aside from the misuse of the word Catholic, these people are spiritually dead and will continue to be in my prayers for 2018 for their conversion back to the One True Faith. Also that they will be reminded of the Sanctity of Life and that the Creator of their life and the life of others, especially those within the womb, belong to the Creator alone to decide their fate.

8. MEXICO
A new one, this is. The only true way for Mexico to help herself is to revert to her Catholic roots, turn the civil government back to Our Lord Jesus Christ and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Civil and religious authorities in communion with each other need to turn to Our Lady to bring them out of the chaos and confusion they presently find themselves in. Enshrine images of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary in their Congress and Presidential Palace and I am sure peace would surely soon follow. And the drug cartels would in all probability be a thing of the past. If a Rosary Crusade initiated by  a Capuchin Friar can stop a Communist takeover of a country, why cannot Mexico achieve the above? (For that matter, why not the United States of America as well.)

7. HEALTH
That I can continue to maintain the good health I presently enjoy - my 63 years notwithstanding - and especially, to re-loose the 15 pounds I have gained since winter and the standard time change took away my incentive for walking in the evening while saying the Rosary.

I know...but I have to blame something for my weight gain. It's not my fault that winter and the time change interfered with my exercise schedule. Is it?



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December 28, 2017

SSPX USA - Video Traces Fatima Pilgrim Statue's Journey through United States and Canada

Recently released by the SSPX, a beautiful video of the Fatima Pilgrim Statue that made its way across the USA this almost-passed year. A more fitting tribute to Our Lady I cannot imagine and one that I am sure showered many Graces upon our Country and all those devoted to Her.



Would that every parish in every diocese, with every bishop in every state, had all united in this prayer and devotion to Our Lady, the Patroness of the USA. Can one contemplate the infinite amount of Graces that would have befallen our ever-increasing immoral country...


http://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/video-traces-fatima-pilgrim-statues-journey-through-united-states-and-canada

 



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December 4, 2017

The End of a Pontificate (and the 10 Commandments)

 
The Eight Commandments of Holy Francis


Alright...Francis has now made of himself a God-clone and the 4th Person of the Blessed Trapezoid (or is it the Blessed Polygon? I'm not sure. Probably need to ask 2+2=5 Fr. Spadaro) and has promulgated his Amoris Laetitia heresy against the Holy Trinity and the 10 Commandments as official Magisterium, binding Catholics to believe that adultery is now part of God's plan for our Salvation. 

- Even though the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ contradict it.

- Even though the Catechism of the Catholic Church forbids it.

  
Even though another Pope's Encyclical denounces it.

Thus - and also "officially" - ends this pontificate. No Catholic can be commanded to obey that which is against (1) God's 10 Commandments, (2) their conscience, (3) previous (and still extant) Magesterium. 

It is ludicrous for a Pope, Cardinal or Bishop to actually believe they can, with the stroke of a pen, ignore that which has been promulgated by none other than God Himself. I have written before (here) that these supposedly learned and intelligent men anarchists are simply stupid men dressed in white, red and purple who haven't a clue as to their ultimate fate for ignoring their Creator and making of themselves gods. There can only be one God; one Catholic Church; one teaching on the indissolubility of marriage; one teaching on the the prohibition of divorce. 

There can be no Holy Trinity approved trojan horse for getting us into Heaven, but there can be a Pope-Cardinal-Bishop one for getting us into Hell if we - the common ordinary pew-sitting Catholic - are ourselves stupid enough to follow it. And some probably will...

Why?

Because they are bobblehead catholics that rely on someone else to be their conscience, as they themselves cannot seem to make the right hard choices that might upset their Facebook/Twitter lives. So when a religious in charge of their Souls promulgates anything that plays to their emotions (such as does one infamous part of Amoris Laetitia), their heads bobble up and down in ascent for no other reason than it came from a "religious", whether Pope, Cardinal or Bishop. 

If it comes from the "Holy"(??) Francis or one of his dimwitted underlings, then it must be good, right? 

Wrong!Wrong! Wrong!

God gave us all an innate sense of the moral code.

The Catholic Church put that code in writing. 

Adultery is prohibited in every circumstance.

Adultery will send your Soul to Hell.


Period! End of discussion! Close your book now!


And go say a Rosary for the conversion of the Pope and all his Cardinals and Bishops before they die. 



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