I was reading this article about a tele-conversation between Jordan Peterson and FrancisBishop Barron. let me tell you first that I am not a fan of the first, and keenly dislike the second.
In the interview, Bishop Barron says something extremely disquieting, unworthy of a priest and outright creepy. Speaking of the way to assist the sinner and help him to repent, the FrancisBishop states:
“We have to accompany people all the way down [to the bottom before they can ascend],”
I have checked this part in the video, and he does not retract, or even correct, the statement. Actually he doubles down, in that he makes clear that he really intends this damn “accompaniment” in the damned Francis sense.
It is impossible to stress strongly enough how utterly and completely wrong this is. This is the satanic vision of a Church that sees Herself as a kind of gentle nurse, staying with you as you sink in a pit of drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual perversion or whatever that is, perhaps gently encouraging you to “grow out” of your way, but still making clear that the nurse is there watching you as you insert the needle.
Just a second after Peterson had (with a surprising petulant voice, I must say) complained that the Church “does not give hell” anymore to the faithful, Barron replies with a concept that is the most apt to accompany the sinner all the way to hell under the pretence of mercy; after which, every pretence to also give some strong warning can only be a travesty, as in the nurse who watches you as you insert the needle and then says to you that what you have done is… quite suboptimal.
Let us keep the metaphor alive, and let us say that the role of the Church is to slap the drug addict in the face, so hard that his head goes round and round for a good quarter of an hour; then have the slap followed by a vivid description of hell; then round everything up with another massive slap, ad abundantiam, so that the message remains.
This is why the Church excludes from communion public concubines and those in mortal sin. It’s Her way to make your head go round and round for a quarter of an hour, so that you get the message.
I am sick and tired of these damn, effeminate nurses. When I was a little child, we children were intimidated at the mere sight of the priest, walking around in his cassock, tall and solemn like he is Pharaoh. Why were we? Because we knew that the man was the very embodiment of what we knew to be unshakeable truths of life: death, judgement, and the atrocity of hell.
As we grew up, we had around us priests we did not wear a cassock, would or could not be seen as the embodiment of any authority, and probably did not believe in hell, either. We did not respect these weak, little men. We saw them as useless losers, unable to even do their job. We knew they were expected to be leaders of men. We saw that they had reduced themselves to … nurses.
A priest cannot escape giving his sheep a strong warning about hell. Hell must be the cornerstone of everything he does, because helping his sheep to avoid it and the only reason why he has the job in the first place. By all means, let him talk a lot about Incarnation, Redemption, Salvation, and the life of grace. But let him always, always point out to the only thing that counts in life: avoiding hell.
Barron is not part of the solution. He is part of the problem. He should stop brown-nosing Francis and, as they say, get a pair. Perhaps, one day he might, who knows, even become a worthy bishop.
Planned Parenthood, the giant US baby-killing machine, has decided to get rid of her CEO of 10 months (incidentally: woman, and minority; just sayin’…) because not hard enough on the baby-killing line.
Killing babies is a pure health care issue, says the not-so-good doctor.
My foot, replies Planned Babycide’s Board: killing babies is a big money machine, there are elections coming, and a lot of dough is at stake!
Therefore, the smiling baby-killer has been ousted in favour of baby-killers with a more aggressive attitude. More talk of “reproductive health”, “women’s rights”, and other dumb stuff meant to hide the brutal, atrocious reality of baby-killing is to be expected.
I welcome the development.
Planned Parenthood need to be exposed, and the best way to achieve this aim is allow the baby butchers to actually expose themselves as aggressively as they can.
Good riddance, smiling baby-killers.
Moloch wants someone even worse than you.
Oh, the unintended effects of love of poverty!
In Italy, every taxpayer can decide whether to give 0.8% of his tax bill to the Church or to the Government to be spent for charitable purposes. Therefore, it is not a question of “to give or not to give”. it is merely a question of deciding the direction of certain funds.
Traditionally, the Church has had a lot of support from this. This is because there were many people, even agnostics, even atheists, who appreciated the work of the Church (in Italy rabid atheism really has no traction) and wanted to support it.
It says here that, since Francis has become Pope, the Church has lost two million “8 pro mill supporters”.
Now let us reflect a moment. Can this come from the progressive loss of faith of the Italian population? Perhaps yes, a bit. But 2 million over, let us say, 40 million taxpayers lost in six years is brutal. Also, it does not match with what I said before: the well known fact that many who are not church people and do not even believe in God chose to support the Church because they liked their work on the ground.
The answer is, I think, much simpler.
A lot of people (Catholics, or not) are getting fed up of supporting a Church that promotes illegality, the destruction of Italy’s traditional social fabric, socialism in various forms, and perversion in all forms.
Therefore, they show Francis the longest finger they have when they have to “tick” the 8 pro mill box. Well done!
FrancisChurch must be starved. This will allow our dear FrancisPrelates and FrancisPriests to practice what they preach at least a bit, and it will show even to the most stupid among the perverts who seem to run the show nowadays that the strategy simply, and literally, does not pay.
We need to close the money tap on these people. Yes, just priests will suffer; but a good priest expects to suffer. Yes, there will be closures of some churches whose priests do a lot for the local youth; but then again, this will help to pose questions as to why this is happening.
This bubo needs to rupture. Francis must be exposed as a toxic enemy of Christ, who is perverting the Church in every aspect of Her activity. And it must be clear that the Italians, and hopefully Catholics in other Countries, are not going to stand for this.
Italians are showing, by the millions, that Francis isn’t worth of their money. Kudos to them, and let us hope that others (particularly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the Kirchensteuer Countries) will follow the example.
The Democratic primaries for 2020 are promising to be epic fun. The field is now so vast that I doubt there is anyone who can remember all the candidates by heart. Also, the trend toward fake candidatures only meant to gain visibility, seen also in the UK, is continuing unabated.
The Two terms mayor of New York isn’t managing to get 1%, showing to the entire Country the extent of his incompetence. Fauxcahontas is getting traction. The feminist who made a career sucking whatever it was to a powerful man in California is struggling in her own, extremely woke home state. The creepy old guy who can’t stay away from girls’ hair makes one gaffe after another. The old socialist who made such a good symphaty run in 2016 is way below expectations. We now also have the nutcase Billionaire, and it will be fun to see how this pans out.
Very many of them are White and Men, two mortal sins among the activists. But pretty much all of them are so much on the left, that their candidature would have been considered a wasteful, expensive joke until 2012. Creepy Joe himself is veering to the left like there is no tomorrow, trying to stay afloat in the ocean of wokeness.
This is an ideal situation for Trump. However this ends, and if no moderate candidate dares to show up, this will be months and months of Leftist Freak Show, likely damaging in an irreparable way everyone who gets the nomination , however strong his attempts to steer a centrist image after the Democrtic Convention.
Trump will exploit this mercilessly. He will call out their leftist policies day in and day out. He will attract huge attention on himself just by mocking the nutcases. He will appear moderate compared to them. And he will, as he always does, control the narrative every step of the way.
This show is going to be fun.
Trump is just getting started.
A pretend “catholic” magazine (no link) has an article of pathetic excuses as to why Francis is so terrorised of his own people that he is not planning to visit Argentina any time soon.
In pure hack style, an entire people is insulted in order to prepare you for the news that they hate the Pope: egocentric, arrogant, bloody know-it-all is how they are introduced to you before telling you what they think of the Evil Clown. What they think is highly predictable: leftist, and “even” (on which planet do these people live!) “not Catholic enough”.
You don’t say…
These people are, obviously, uninformed, the hack hurries to let us know. They haven’t read his documents. No shit, Sherlock! As if a practical, working man had time to read the endless blabla of the Evil Clown to know what a tool he is, and his almost daily proclamations weren’t enough.
And woe one of the practical, hard working people should tell him something imprecise. It makes the entire nation uninformed, see?
At this point the attempts to defend Francis are becoming almost more ludicrous and pathetic than Francis himself. So many people have leant out of the window defending his subversive work, that they are now forced to desperate attempts at PR for a man that no PR agency in the world could ever save from ignominy. Nor does Francis understand the lesson, and tries to soften the tones or dial down his own anti-Capitalistic, anti-Catholic propaganda. No, he is just as arrogant and self-centred as the fake catholic hack accuses the Argentinians to be.
Francis’ Pontificate has had, up to now, two distinct phases.
The first is the Wheelchair Phase: basking in the approval of the masses with stupid gestures like paying for his own hotel and embracing every wheelchair in sight. This could not go on for long, because – as your humble correspondent predicted years ago – at some point the stupidity of the man would be enough to squander the immense patrimony of goodwill given to a Pope.
When this happened, you saw the other Francis, and the Pram Phase started. Uncaring of the ferocious criticism levelled at him from theologians, professors and simple people, the man reacted by increasing the frequency and the tone of his anti-catholic interventions. It is fair to say that by 2016 we were clearly in phase 2.
But this man is truly, truly stupid, and a third phase might be coming upon us soon, courtesy of his immense childishness and lack of intellect: the Amazonian Phase. In this phase, we are supposed to go looking for savages, asking them what their cult of the forest and their dialogue with the trees can teach us about God, that Christ somehow forgot to tell us. There must be, deep within the forest, a Special Revelation that wasn’t revealed to us up to now, and that we will all have to follow lest we are deemed “ossified”. What wonderful new tenets this Second Revelation will bring is easy to see already: married priests, rabid anti-Capitalism, faggotry all around, and a general understanding of sexual matters very much in line with the one of the above mentioned tree-worshipping savages.
Please, God, make the man die soon. No, not resign, because after the traumatic experience of the Three Tenors I doubt we could survive the Three Popes without extensive, collective brain damage.
Please, make him die. Repentant, if You so decree, and I wish him salvation with all my heart still. But please, make him die.
Please, make him die today.
I think many have learnt the lesson already.
What you read here is, alas, very much in line with the thinking of too many Germans. If you don’t conform to every form of indoctrination your rulers have decided that is good for you, you should have your children taken away from you and given to the Nazi propaganda Apparatus, so that it can make good MiniNazis out of them.
I begin to suspect that either the Germans have not been bombed long enough during WWII, or else that they need to be bombed every 100 years or so, to dial their tendencies back every time they become too strong.
Be it as it may, the event is another symptom of an extremely worrying trait of the German mind; a trait I could witness very often during the years I lived there.
Kind, honest, efficient and generally of good heart, the Germans have a huge, collective shortcoming: their extreme gregariousness makes them easy pray of every evil ideology that becomes mainstream. If you don’t think like the rest of the sheep, you must be evil.
This is how Hitler’s Germany used to operate, and how Merkel’s Germany operates today. None of them really imposes the conformity to the rules on their people. The Germans are extremely good at doing it themselves.
When you understand this, you understand a lot of German history. You understand how the average Nazi German could be so kind to his neighbour, whilst considering a given that, say, Russians are Untermenschen. I thank God the Germans classed the Italians as Aryans. Had it gone the other way, I wonder whether I would have been born at all.
I make an easy prediction here. The German gregariousness, coupled with the great economic power of their Country, will cause them to be crushed again in this generation or the next; unless, that it, Muslims don’t care for it first, which I highly doubt.
Am deutschen Wesen soll die Welt Genesen: “The world shall be made whole through the German way of being”. This old slogan, often mocked nowadays, continues to live and prosper in modern times, promoted by the very people who mock the allegedly old ways of the Country. From environmental policies to economics, and from illegal immigration to sexual perversion, once the German mainstream has chosen sides, the pressure to make the others conform to the German way of doing things mounts slowly but irresistibly, until a chastisement comes that makes them think better of it… for a while.
Mind, it is not desire of domination. It is authentic thinking that what they believe is better for you. It is difficult to explain to an Anglo-Saxon or a Southern European, because they come from a different cultural environment. But live the day to day “German-ness” for a number of years and you will understand what I mean.
You might say that we have many examples of PC madness in other Countries, too, the UK being one of the most prominent. But having lived in both Countries, I can assure you that the Brits have “freedom antibodies” that the Germans simply lack.
Europe needs to defend itself from the good intentions of the Germans; one day, I think it will. Let us hope, for them and for us all, that it will not have to be through a conflict that utterly crushes them, likely curing their “German Ways” once and for all.
The rag Daily Mail (yes, the one with the half naked women, the dirty gossip and other low pleasures for the dumb among the working class) has an article that tries to be sympathetic to the Evil Clown, also known as Pope Francis. I also have a link to Euronews, which at least does not have the half naked women and lurid articles.
What has the man done, to deserve to be defended by such august authorities?
He has invited the faithful to pray for illegals trying to enter Italy.
The reaction was, how shall I put it, robustly Italian. Some translations:
“Enough! Please stop with this and put on another record” (this is an Italian expression, reserved to those who always talk about the same stuff)
“Later, when you have a moment between a preaching on the migrants and a sermon on the migrants, tell us something on the abused children and the destroyed families of Bibbiano” (this is a scandal about the fostering of children)
“If, perhaps, after 4 years spent only talking about migrants, you could tell us some words about Jesus, Mary, the Resurrection, the Holy Ghost, Hell, and the Gospels, I swear that we would not be offended”.
“You have broken”*. (You should be) kicked in the ass up to Avignon!”
“Go to do” **. To look at your face gives me…….” (image is cut here, I think it goes on with “nausea” or the like).
Now that we have examined the vox populi, let us dare a little sociological examination of the event.
Up to very few years ago, it would have been unthinkable that a Pope is bombarded with insults on Twitter. If this had happened, the insults would not have come from Catholics. Moreover, any insults would have been countered by an immensely strong reaction in defence of the (Catholic) Pope. In short, anti-Catholic criticisms to a Catholic Pope would not make the news.
This here is different. These tweets come from people who, Catholic or not, see in Francis just what he is: a propagandist for the destruction of Europe. Hence, the treatment reserved to people Italians do not respect (the colourful expression above) or the polite observation that a Pope should actually be Catholic.
What is happening is the brutal fact that the Evil Clown has lost face. He has lost face on a massive scale. This is not anymore a small number of Catholics enraged at the antics of the man. This is the entire Italian Nation realising what a tool he is, and not thinking that the man is worth of respect. Some of the expressions you read are reserved to people considered common muck, or nothing more than scoundrels.
The game is up. The people are angry. The tolerance threshold for a tool like Francis is getting lower.
I can see the day when he is either pelted with foul tomatoes (less probable, because the police would intervene instantly) or booed and insulted by the Catholic masses on St Peter’s Square.
He can’t say he didn’t have it coming. Sawing and reaping comes to mind.
Poor, poor Frankie: how far away the wheelchairs seem now!
* less impolite version of “you have broken our balls”, a colourful expression meaning “you are being really annoying now”.
** less impolite, shortened version of “go f@kk yourself”.
The very stupid and always obscene Daily Mail (therefore, no link) reports of a Catholic priest now deciding that he is a “she”.
I will spare you the drooling of the stupid rag, the obsessive description of the poor madman as “she”, the usual rubbish about being “trapped” in the body of another sex, and the like.
I only ask this: how could this tool be made a priest in the first place? How could it be that no one noticed his obvious deviation? Who are the people responsible for him passing the various steps of the path that leads to ordination? Will the “Catholic” press pick up on this story?
This sad basket case is now 37: it is realistic that he was a real priest, not merely in a seminary training to become one, for 6 years. More questions arise: why has his bishop not noticed? Why has, in fact, no one noticed? The better question might actually be: who has noticed? And what happened then?
If this was 1 April I would think this is an April Fish, but I am afraid it isn’t: it is the reality of the Catholic Church in England in the early XXI Century.
When Pius XIII becomes Pope, he will have to purge the seminaries and hierarchy in this Country like it’s Torquemada Time.
The second most disgusting thing? “Father” has now adopted a daughter. The Country is really going down the drain.
The most disgusting thing of them all? A rag with a mass audience encouraging the madness, every bit of it.
Wake up, Europe.
You have become a sad parody of the Christian continent you once were.
The arrest of Jeffrey Epstein will show whether the US prosecutors have what it takes. I am confident it will, because a brilliant, decade-long political career can be achieved based on this alone. On the other hand, you already know the vast net of connections and, not unlikely, accomplices and enablers of Mr Epstein will do all they can to stop this investigation in its tracks.
Let us think of the Clinton Clan alone. How many times did Bill Clinton fly to “Lolita Island” on Jeffrey Epstein’s own jet? Ten? Twenty? How many other very rich and very influential people were there? Did Clinton “dip the biscuit” with the local young, or very young, women? How many illegal instances were there? Is it really thinkable that Clinton was not meant to provide political protection to Epstein, and to the other friends, in exchange for luxury treatment and sexual favours?
How young were the girls? Were there also women of age? Were they “escorts”? How could Clinton not know the exact scale of illegal behaviour that was going on there?
Boy, this will be interesting.
My take (for now) is that a billionaire with Mr Epstein’s proclivities will buy an island belonging to a nation where the age of consent is low (let us say fourteen, or fifteen). Therefore, if he went below that, he is deep into long term jail territory, and Bill Clinton might not be much better situated than him. Also, if Epstein got his girls through various organisations pimping them, he can be, and I think he is, accused of trafficking together with these organisations. Still, I would not focus on the trafficking charges. I would focus on what was going on in the island, under the lustful eyes of Mr Forty-Two himself.
It’s likely going to be a bloodbath. Epstein, who was already in jail and cannot expect any mercy, will likely sing like a canary, drawing an awful number of prominent rich Democrats down with himself. The pickings are, I think, too rich for just sweeping this under the carpet. The incorrucf press (mainly, the right wing one) will set itself in motion, and soon whistleblowing and leakings of all sorts will be underway. I honestly cannot see how this can be stopped.
It will obviously take a while, as in the case of the paedophile cover up scandals. But as in these cases, the wheel is likely too big to be stopped once it has start to roll.
Get the popcorn.
The Clinton Clan is about to fight not to get the Presidency, but to stay out of jail.
A constant criticism of us who want to die in the same religion as our Catholic ancestor died is that we are”angry”, “vitriolic”, or in any other form “not nice”.
These are, I m sure, the same people who would be totally enraged at knowing that someone, who – let us say – once piddled against a tree less than a lot of feet from a school, or slept with an extremely horny and slutty 17.9 years old girl somewhere where the age of consent is 18 and was judged a “sex offender”, lives at less than very many miles from their sacred abode.
Screw forgiveness and understanding. In what matters to me, I make no prisoners.
What angers us gives a very good picture of what is important to us. If your salvation is the most important thing to you, the ravaging of your religion and the continued assault to Christian values will enrage you infinitely more than inflation, insurance prices, government inefficiency, damn inequality, damn world peace, damn so-called global warming, and even criminality and everyday security. If you don’t get why, you are reading the wrong blog and, if I were you, I would be worried for my salvation.
It’s not something we choose to do. We are angry simply because we care.
I can’t just decide to “relax” as Francis disfigures Holy Mother Church and tries to make a mockery of Her Sacraments. In order to do that, I would have to simply become another person or, actually, lose my faith!
Conversely, I have strong doubts about the faith of all those who, upon hearing of us rightfully angry faithful, focus their attention on our (justified) anger rather than on our (justified) motives for being angry.
Nor does it help to say that they “agree” with us on so many issues (who doesn’t like a beautiful Tridentine Mass?) , but that we disqualify ourselves because of our “vitriolic” attitude. The argument is self-defeating. It actually shows the total disingenuousness, or outright bad faith, or else complete inability to grasp the issue of those who make it.
Be angry, my dear reader. Let your vitriol corrode the old, rusty, fragile structure of HomoChurch. Shoot at Vatican II with the AR15 at every occasion. Let everyone listening to you feel your righteous anger! Let them feel the strength of your faith.
Niceness at all costs is for the lukewarm, the conformist, the fearful and the effeminate.
As for us, we will choose the vitriol.
A lesbian lives with another lesbian.
They allowed to adopt a foster daughter.
The foster daughter “identifies” as a boy.
The two lesbians bitch around because they cannot send the girl to boys’ summer camp
This truly gives you the measure of how far we have come on our road towards collective madness.
It has come to the point when even TV channels with a mass audience are terrified (because I am afraid, at least in part, this is what it is) not to report about the grievances of these mental hospital tools lest the HomoNazis start a war against them, and actually report about it in a way that prevents every suspicion that they are not “feeling” for the “plight” of these satanical people.
This would have been considered utter madness only a few decades ago. It is now mainstream reading for the daily brainwashing of the gregarious, unthinking masses.
We need to put an end to this and I must say, President Trump is not doing anywhere near what he should.
Another sign, perhaps, of the madness of the times.
I have written just yesterday a post wishing, like so many times in the past, that the Lord may take out the Evil Clown as soon as may be.
Alas, it wasn’t to be yesterday. But we can hope.
In the meantime, yesterday the news was published of the appointment of seven (read: seven) women to the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
I understand the Congregation now has 16 members; of whom five Cardinals, fours Bishops, and seven women.
This will be fun.
Pope Evil never ceases to show how much he hates the Church. Every day, he thinks how he can demolish a piece of what She is, and substitute it for a piece of FrancisChurch, a satanic mixture of arrogance, incompetence, corruption, social envy, faithlessness, homosexuality, paedophilia and, clearly, feminism.
If this man could become a dervish, or a shaman, he would do it.
Just to spite you.
What can the remaining faithful do against this scourge?
Remain faithful to the truth that has always been taught. Nourish yourself from the immense patrimony of Church tradition. Pray every day that this disgrace may cease to do damage today, by death or conversion (whichever comes first, but please today). Add this latest innovation to the list of things that need to be reverted back to sanity when the Evil Clown finally (as they say in Italy) stretches his paws. Do not accept compromises and and keep fighting every future Pope who, under the pretence of getting rid of the most extreme forms of FrancisMadness, keeps some of his “innovations” in place and continues the wrecking of the Church, albeit in a more intelligent way than this idiot is doing. Pray more, and do penance. Reflect that this man is the way given to you by Providence to actually, by His Grace, save yourself by way of sheer contrast, no matter how many will merit hell by following him.
Most of all, reflect that his V II predecessors, including JP II, carried the germs that have now given us this satanic disease.
This madness will have an end when the root of the problems is eradicated, and the root is the Second Vatican Council.
Every day, our Lord shows us the slippery slope originated by thinking that the truth can be “updated”, and that the Church can or should be “adapted” to the times.
You start with John XXIII, you end exactly where we are now.
If this cretin is to have a function, it should be this: the mass realisation that such a scale of evil would never have happened, if V II had not opened the door for it in the first place.
Die soon, Pope Feminist.
The only good you do is an involuntary one, and it is to remind Catholics of the beauty of the faith you have betrayed.
The Vatican is rumoured to be mulling sweeping reforms of the Curial administration. It may be trivial, but it isn’t. In fact, it is, like everybody the Evil Clown thinks and does, the work of the devil.
The informing principles of the reform appear to be these:
1. The Dicasteries would be deprived of the ability to release regulations and interpretations in matters pertaining to Church teaching. They would become, in a way, mere administration organs without a real capacity to lead.
2. This frees the way for the real aim of the reform: not being entitled with this ability to direct, the Dicasteries would be able to be run, if the Evil Clown so decides (which he will), by laymen; actually, even by women.
The damage would be incalculable.
All decisions in matter of church teaching would be directly depending on the Pope. This is a huge centralisation of power, that makes not only of Francis, but of the one who controls the flux of information to him extremely powerful people with the ability to run everything on their own, obviously not without chaos as the system would, probably, soon collapse under the amount of decision making Francis wants to have in his hands. It is, in a word, Hitler and Bormann, version 2.0.
The way the faithful see the Church would also be radically altered. The Church would become an institution run by laymen, for everyone to see. Sister Feminist and Mrs Busybody would get, at least at the beginning before they are forgotten, an immense amount of publicity. The claim of a church run by the laity would be, in actual fact, an administrative reality. The call for further changes, like female priests, would be deafening.
Francis talks a great deal about decentralisation of power, but he is a power-crazed, incompetent megalomaniac with an unquenchable thirst for control. This reform would, if carried out, allow him to satisfy his power mania, whilst looking as the historic modernisator and reformer of the Church.
We can only hope that the Lord takes him out before he carries out such a plan.
Please pray for the end of this pontificate, today. It is bad enough to have a faithless Pope, but this one really wants to do as much damage as he can.
You ask me if I see any signs that the Vatican, under Pope Francis, is taking proper steps to address the serious issues of abuse. My answer is simple: Pope Francis himself is covering up abuse right now, as he did for McCarrick.
These are the terrible words of probably the most prestigious, credible voice today that has once worked in the Vatican: Archbishop Vigano’.
This alone gives you the state of the mass media today, considering that a comparatively small outlets like LifeSiteNews has no qualms in publishing material that has either scared the legal eagles at the WaPo or, more likely, has displeased their internal political censors.
The allegations are terrible. The first is a case of abuse of seminaries, squashed with the persecution of the whistle blower and the consecration to priest of the homosexual, long-term molester. The other one is the appointment to a very high position of a prelate from Honduras, clearly linked to the notorious Cardinal Maradiaga, notwithstanding an atrociously damning report sent to the Vatican, and of which it is completely unrealistic to think that Francis was not informed, or wanted to be informed but wasn’t.
The picture that emerges is this: the Vatican has long become a nest of homosexual, predatory vipers, whilst Francis not only looks, but encourages the process.
It is very clear that if Francis is not a closeted homosexual himself (which appears increasingly more probable, as a normal person would instinctively recoil from the contact with so many people of that sort), he is a man in a symbiotic relationship with them, keeping them afloat at all levels of the hierarchy after they propelled him to the very top in the past, and now help him to push his socialist and sacrament-destroying agenda at every step.
The extent of the evil going on in the Vatican becomes more and more terrifying as the years go by.
Clearly, our esteemed Cardinals have nothing to say against it, apart from, very likely, trying to get information to Archbishop Vigano’ in order to appease their conscience; then it seems very clear that scandals like the ones Vigano’ mentioned cannot but have reached a selected but not irrelevant number of powerful ears, before they reached him.
The smoke of Satan coming from the Vatican indicates that Satan is having a huge barbecue. Francis is there at the grill, dishing satanic steaks left and right to all those who want to eat them, and to many who wouldn’t want but, actually, do.
God bless Archbishop Vigano’: a man obviously so respected that he still manages to be a contact point for the cowardly “resistance” in the Vatican, and so uncomfortable for the powers that be that the Washington Post censors him, lest he makes Francis look too bad.
Freedom is God-given. This elementary truth, so ingrained in the psyche of right thinking Americans, has an obvious corollary, that is too often neglected in repressive Europe: the freedom to have weapons (particularly: guns) to defend both oneself and one’s loved ones, and that god-given freedom itself.
The Lefties understand this: some of them (the naive and unthinking majority) confusedly, and some of them (the manipulating, scheming minority) clearly.
Real freedom is the freedom that comes from God, and what comes from God can never be taken away. But if you don’t believe in God, you will not recognise a universal, God-given right to bear and carry arms, because you will not recognise the general principle of a God-given freedom in the first place.
Leftists want a controlled society, a society in which freedom is limited to what the Lefties themselves consider appropriate for their subjects. It is no surprise that this would become, as it unavoidably has to, limitation of the right to speak your mind. It is even more evident that what is at the very root of freedom, the ability to actually defend it, will be targeted first.
We see this everywhere. Left is godlessness and gun control, and gun control is godlessness and leftist thinking.
The whoring singer (and she is a bad singer at that) who offends the name of the Blessed Virgin for her stage antics has just finished to give a concert for the conclusion of that series of promotions of depravity that they called pride month, or something like that.
Unsurprisingly, gun control featured heavily in her promotion of perversion.
It really is one and the same: hate God, hate freedoms, hate guns.
Anti Gun is anti God. If Lefties don’t understand it, they feel it, instinctively. Their rebellion to a superior order and their desire to substitute it for a man-made control nightmare must perforce go through the suppression of the God-given freedoms that underpin not only society, but religious thinking itself. Man-made wannabe utopias never have place for God; either officially so (as in all Communist dictatorships) or as a fake one produced for the use of the oppressors, like the Goddess Reason or the Nazi mystique inspired by Pre-Christian beliefs.
Anti Gun is Anti God.
Think of this whenever you read of some deranged whore promoting her man-made, childish, freakish, total control utopia, where the Helotes are kept – for their own good, of course – at a short leash by the enlightened minority of progressive minds who take drugs, become alcoholic, indulge in all sorts of perversion and, in more than some cases, commit suicide.
Athanasius is a pious Bishop in the time of the Arian heresy. The controversy is raging, and our Athanasius is deeply afflicted by it.
He would like for this to stop. Alas, it seems that even the Pope is on the wrong side. Certainly, the vast majority of his peers are. Some say, ninety percent.
What is a pious bishop to do? Denounce the heresy and go against the Pope?
He would be excommunicated, don’t you know? He would be forced to go into exile. He might even be killed!
And the schism, the schism! The Church would be torn asunder! And for what? There is obviously no chance of prevailing. An open conflict would only consolidate the heresy, make it even more official!
The numbers are just not there, says the good, pious bishop to himself. It will never work. He would only be doing the work of the devil.
And then there is the matter of the disobedience. He would be disobeying the Pope! How can a Bishop disobey the Pope? This can’t be right, surely? Surely?
And so our good, pious Bishop Athanasius kept praying, and did nothing. Well, he uttered here and there some words about this or that issue; but in the essentials, he did nothing. The unity of Mother Church must be preserved, you see.
Let us put everything in the hands of the Lord.
He will sort it out.
Say it again?
Are you sure?
You are saying that Athanasius did, in fact, exactly the contrary of what I have stated?
Openly fighting heresy, not fearing excommunication, exile, threats to his life? Appointing his own Bishops? Not looking at all at how many were on his side, because Christ was on his side? Not caring one bit whether the fight between right and wrong would cause a schism, because it is infinitely preferable that the Church is right than that the Church is united in heresy?
Are you sure?
Oh well, I suppose the book I have just read, History of Arianism, Francispress, 2019, foreword by Cardinal Cupich, must have been somewhat inaccurate….
It is now July and, not hnprefctably, we had a couple of really warm days in good old Albion. As always, this will be occasion for another round of headline enviroterrorism.
An important talking point is, it seems to me, regularly missing in the debate concerning so-called global warming: the complete and utter godlesness of it.
An omnipotent Creator would have made the planet (and the around one billion galaxies that adorn it ) in order to be destroyed by… His Creatures going about living their lives? Without even polluting anything? He would create an environment for them, which requires that they… stop reproducing at the current rate, and actually calls for the killing of His Creatures in their mother’s womb? “Go forth, contracept and, if required, abort?” He would make a planet so unfit for purpose, that life on earth would be – ultimately – terminated through its inherent flaws rather than because of God’s decision?
An atheist might, if he is very dumb, swallow the lie whole. He will believe that the word is about to end like Asterix’ villagers believe the sky is about to fall on their head. They are merely ignorant children following the kind of superstition popular in their day and age. But a Christian? What does believing in all the “twelve years” rubbish say about his faith? If he is not smart enough to understand that all the enviroterrorism of “An Inconvenient Truth” is already 13 years old and New York and Miami are doing mighty fine, will he understand that God does not make a faulty planet?
The only conclusion I can draw is that any enviro-nutcase is simply not a Christian. He may be so shallow that he does not see his own faithlessness, but faithless is he nevertheless. The new worshippers at the altar of superstition disguised as “science” have nothing Christian in them, whatever they may believe.
Please use the God argument whenever you discuss the issue. It is a powerful one. It forces everyone thinking he is a Christian to stop and reflect.
If, after reflection, your opponent shows no change of heart, then you know that there was no Christianity in him anyway.
This “man made global warming”- hysteria is a leftist ruse to fundamentally reshape the West into an atheist, socialist utopia. It will never succeed, but it will do a lot of damage in the meantime.
Please make use of the unassailable God Argument whenever you can. You never know, the one or other might be – or get in time – less stupid than you thought.
Cardinal Brandmueller has thundered against the instrumentum laboris of the Amazonian synod. The accusations are heavy, and deservedly so: heresy and possible apostasy.
If someone does something good, it will not be your humble correspondent who criticises him. Cardinal Brandmueller behaved, this time, like a Cardinal. However, I note the following:
- Almost all quotations are from V II documents. This guy is 90 and about to die, and he still has not understood where the problem lies.
- It must be clear to any reasonable person that this Amazonian stuff would have never taken place, if Brandmueller himself and the other three kitten in red had whistled after very publicly wetting their lips.
This is a bit like Hindenburg criticising Hitler. Whilst Brandmueller was never the Hindenburg of Francis, his refusal to act on the obvious heresy of Amoris Laetitia makes him an enabler of all heresies that came, and will come, after that disgraceful document.
And in case you ask why I single out Brandmueller, who is less bad than most, in preference to the many other Cardinals who are far more culpable than him, I answer this: that from a Catholic Cardinal like him, or Burke, I expect that they act way more than I do a faithless commie like Cupich; and that someone who believes in God must have a much clearer picture of the price to pay for his betrayal and lack of action than someone who clearly only believes in social justice and social envy like Cupich or, for that matter, Francis.
Understand this: a priest needs to exercise some prudence, lest his parish be deprived of a needed Catholic voice. But a Bishop already has an unconditional duty to speak. A Cardinal has, arguably, an even clearer and more urgent duty, as it is widely believed that the fastest way to stop a heretical Pope goes via the 150 or so Cardinals, not via the 8000 or so Bishops.
As to the consequences, I smile when people write on my comment box nonsense like “you can’t condemn him: he would be persecuted!”. We are not talking of the accountant of the fourth floor here. We are not talking of the baker down the road. We are talking of bishops and cardinals: people told and trained to die for Christ at a moment’ s notice, and glad to be able to offer their martyrdom.
A Cardinal dresses in red so that he is constantly reminded of the martyrdom of so many before him. His is not to reason what might happen after he speaks. His job is to speak. If he gets poisoned, may his reward in heaven be bigger, and I hope he will be prudent enough not to find himself in a place where he could be poisoned (look at Vigano’: faithful, but smart!). But the duty to speak is unquestionably there, and no fear of sanction, or death, or torture can speak against it.
We are talking of bishops and cardinals here, not accountants and bakers. Yes, from everyone is martyrdom expected. But from the first, it is expected first.
Cardinal Brandmueller has adopted the Burkian strategy: no action in essentials, but criticism whenever it is not too dangerous. He does not even criticise Francis, absurdly pretending that Francis is not behind all this. It is still a criticism from a fairly safe place, from a 90 years old who should have much more pressing worries.
Summa summarum: thanks, Your Grace.
But not good enough.
“Dear brothers and sisters, ‘All who believed were together and had all things in common;they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need (Acts 2:44-45).”
“Remember always,” Pope Francis urged, “that this is the way that a Christian community lives: harmony, witness, poverty, and taking care of the poor.”
This is straight from the horse’s mouth, though here it is clear an ass, not a horse, speaking.
This little game is played very often by our very stupid Heretic In Chief: poverty is bad, but it is also good. It is unjust that the are rich people whilst other live in poverty, but people should, actually, live in poverty.
The reason for all this senseless blathering is simple: Francis is
b) envious and
c) a Communist.
He is stupid, and therefore does not notice that his constant contradictions destroy every credibility he may have hoped to obtain.
He is envious, which is why he constantly attacks those who had – by virtue of birth, or life circumstances, or their own personal effort – more than he had.
He is a Communist (a common consequence of being envious) and therefore preaches the communion of wealth, presenting it as an ideal of living in the modern times.
It has been a constant teaching of the Church that God inspired the very first community of Christians to put all they had in common in order to be specially equipped for the difficult task at hand and strengthen them for the challenges and martyrdom to come. This is not very dissimilar to what, say, a friars’ community would do now. But never has the Church taught that this socioeconomic model should be exported to common people, and I note here that Francis is not speaking to friars.
Francis encourages lay people to have all things in common and become poor in the process. He peddles an ideology that has taken leave of Christianity and has become a boring repetition of the mantras of the egalitarian utopia of the lazy, the mediocre and, most of all, the envious. And in fact, if six and a half years of toxic Pontificate have shown anything, is that this man is eaten alive by social envy: the resentment at being born in a humble family, with no easy ways to make a path for himself in life, whilst the privileged lived in comfort and shared most of the opportunities.
Faced with obstacles in his life (obstacles which are providentially given to us by Our Lord, and infallibly decreed by His Divine Wisdom so that we may develop our faith, our strength, our resolve and, importantly, our Christian acceptance of God-willed inequalities), the man reacted in the way that is most pleasing to Satan: rejecting God and converting himself to a lay religion that would give him a pretext for his ungodly envy of, and hatred for, the rich and privileged.
This is why in Francis you have poverty as evil and ideal. Communist Francis constantly short-circuits Envious Francis, whilst Stupid Francis barely notices it.
This is just the way the brain of a stupid, lazy, envious person works.
FrancisStooge makes a Twitter appeal for the Peter Pence.
I have seen angry Twitter reactions to FrancisStooges, but this is something else.
Something is changing. Slowly, the common people start to have enough of the bunch of faithless, often perverted socialists peddling to them an alternative religion.
The tweet with the empty basket at the back of the church is likely just as indicative of the current state of affairs as the deluge of tweets saying no to feeding the wrong causes with the excuse of the Church. When this happens, it is only a matter of time before the wealthy donors (UK: say, 70% of total donation revenue) start doing the same, and then it will be Red Alert all over the Catholic Planet.
Our so-called shepherds are losing face, big time; not only with the activists, the bloggers and their readers; but with the normal people in the pews. Actually, even with the normal people outside of the pews! Millions in Italy, who don’t go to church, clearly understand by now that even Matteo Salvini is far more Catholic than the Pope. In the United States, Trump has the same effect.
Clericalism works only up to a certain point. The natural deference for the shepherds evaporates when the sheep understand that they are wolves. Yes, they get a “bonus” of credibility, and it will be a while before this bonus is spent. But when it’s gone, it’s gone.
We are slowly, but surely, getting there.
I have a dream: thousands of militant Catholics, with banners of their organisations and images of the Blessed Virgin, booeing Francis at the Angelus, or when he goes around in St Peter’s Square looking for wheelchairs to be photographed with.
Alas, for that we will have to wait a tad longer. But the rage of the sheep, tired to be fleeced even as they are abandoned, is mounting.
The sheep are getting angry.
This might change the current state of affairs quite rapidly, because the wolves want the money to keep flowing in.
And it came to pass the late, notorious Cardinal Bernardin might have been not only a through-and-through bastard (we knew that already) but a Satanist to boot.
But…. is it?
The betrayal of Christ implicit in every word of these social justice warriors, apostles of “peace” and seamless garment bigots is a massive, self-evident one. It is a betrayal every single one of them must certainly be aware of. Why should it be so absurd that this betrayal stems from real hatred of Christ?
Also, think this: many of these social justice apostles are homosexuals. I fact, I have often maintained that pacifism, environmentalism, social justice activism and the like are a very good indication that the religious in question is a sodomite, because the loss of faithfulness to Christ and the sense of his own disgusting hypocrisy forces him to find self dignity and purpose in something completely detached from Him, something popular with the world and apt to make him look good by it. From utter betrayal of Christ to worship of Satan the step is, particularly for a religious, not such a terribly long one.
Let us, then, reflect on a wider, more disquieting fact.
Bernardin was made bishop by Paul The Weak, and Cardinal by John Paul The Earth Kisser. How many like him might he have helped to become bishops and cardinals? How many bishops and cardinals are today, like he was before, seamless garment subversives with a penchant for Satan?
Could one of them have actually become…. the Pope?
Not saying it has to be so. It will likely not be so. But I struggle to see fundamental differences between Bernardin and Bergoglio. Therefore, it is not beyond the pale that the hatred for Christ both very obviously harbor(ed) might have reach that level of hatred.
Shocking, I know.
Like V II is shocking, and has been from the very start.
Prison Planet has the Story of the murder and attempted massacre by two shooters, at least one of whom one of those people they call Transgender. These are people who, belonging to one sex, think they belong to the other. It’s a bit like a cat believing that he is a dog; but worse, because cats tend to have lower intelligence than humans.
The assassin in question, motivated by pure hatred, shows all the madness of modern times. The girl says she is “super suicidal”, but she was not locked in some place where she could be helped to grow out of her madness or, at least, kept where she cannot harm others.
Last time I looked, an astonishing percentage of these extremely disturbed people committed suicide. It does not take a genius to realise that people with this sort of derangement and suicidal thoughts can very easily harm others.
Instead of “affirming” them, a sane Country would actually care for them in the only way you do with lunatics: by putting them in a safe place, where they cannot harm themselves and others and are offered help to recover sanity if at all possible.
One day, I am sure, sanity will prevail over political correctness. But make no mistake, countless of these people will kill themselves, or kill others before they do, before we start thinking again like normal people, and in the same way as all generations before us did.
For now, reflect on how the Western Societies both sides of the Pond have helped the young woman to destroy her life and the life of an innocent, thankfully being too dumb to do all the damage she wanted to do.
We live in mad times. There is no more definitive proof of this than transgenderism, closely followed by the atheist superstition called climate change.
“I’m aware of some state and federal investigations going on regarding Cupich. Hopefully they will pan out, but I’m not at liberty to tell the details yet.”
This is from a reliable source, in answer to a question about the future of Cardinal Cupich, published on Renew America.
I did not know about the investigation. I am glad to know that even in this rotten state of affairs there are people in the Vatican willing to investigate a powerful member of the Heretic Homo Mafia currently keeping the Church as hostage.
I have no doubt that such an investigation will be threatened from all sides, and that Francis will do all he can to quash it. However, after the Vigano’ episode it can be that the Evil Clown has become a tad more prudent in how he carries out his satanic work.
We have come to this: that Cardinals push an obviously evil homo agenda, and we have no hope, no hope whatsoever that the Pope may do anything at all against it. Actually, we know with absolute certainty, repeated countless times in public declarations of all sorts, that that the evil Cardinal was made such exactly to push this agenda!
Depressing, I know. But this blog does not exist to depress you. This blog exists to help you get a proper assessment of the reality on the ground, and live your life in faith drawing the proper conclusions from the assessment you have made.
Ten, twenty, even fifty years of Francischaos, if it goes on for that long, are but a stain in a garment that remains, in its essence and purpose, exactly as sacred and immaculate as it always was. It is not only a quantitative considerations (Francis is nothing more than a blip in the radar screen if compared to 2000 years of Christianity; it is not even that if you look at it sub specie aeternitatis). It is the fact that the sacred function and divinely decreed establishment of the Church are so much superior to any problem in her governance.
How diminished is the dignity of the Papacy if he burps at the table?
The dignity of the man is certainly impacted; and you will call him, and rightly so, a boor. But the dignity of the Papacy, how is it impacted? It isn’t.
The same goes for the Church. Nothing in Her function and sacred establishment is changed by God allowing that She be run by an evil clown and his minions. Their burping does not affect Her. She keeps teaching you and guiding you through the immense patrimony left to us so that we can make good use of it. She is just as indefectible as She always was. Francis and his guy are merely trying to scratch a huge block of granite with a fork, or to deface it with spray paint. By all their scratching and defacing, the immense block of granite will always be there, unchanged in its nature and function.
Too many people look at the paint and think that the granite must be broken, or that it will never survive continued years of scratching. This is wrong. What is divinely instituted does not die because of a Commie from Argentina, or a homo abetter from the USA. The Lord who instituted an indefectible Church will, in His own time, care that everything is back in its proper order: perhaps through the ordinary work of men (as in the investigation against Cupich), perhaps with a more overtly divine intervention; perhaps today, perhaps tomorrow, perhaps after we have all died. But we know this: that the Bergoglios and Cupichs of the world will all be confounded, and that God will not be mocked.
Look at the present day with your eyes wide open. Do not seek an easy escapism in home-made, absurd “solutions” that are merely being in denial.
Look at the magnificence of the Church, and reflect on the Omnipotence of God instead, and thing will fall i place as you gain the right perspective to correctly evaluate the years we are living.
Bergoglio is there, scratching with the fork. Cupich is there, spraying paint like there is no tomorrow.
There is, in the end, nothing they can do against the huge block of granite.
Edward Pentin (who, by way of his job, is forced to read the rubbish we carefully avoid) has sent this tweet about the Satanic Synod. I have put a snippet above.
This gives you the scale of the devastation that is currently ravaging the Church; a devastation that is getting worse almost by the month, and which is aided and abetted by all members of the hierarchy who do not denounce the root of the problem: the Pope.
I will not comment on the single statements above, because there is really no need for it with any Christian. Let me, instead, focus on another issue that is, perhaps, not so evident to many.
This is the fruit of the failure to denounce Pope Francis as a heretic and ask from him that he recants or be deposed. All the members of the hierarchy who have not done this are part of the problem, not of the solution.
Francis has always hated Catholicism. He has hated it with a passion. He has hated it, I think, even more because of the obvious problem of scrounging an entire existence out of an organisation he so seriously loathes.
Now that he is Pope, he is abusing his role and power to demolish the Institution he hates as much as he can; without caring for, or worrying about, any divine punishment, because obviously he does not believe in God, and probably never has.
But do not think that I make of him the only culprit. I have insisted often here, and will continue to say, that this monstrous individual has been aided and abetted every step of the way by all those who, under the pretence of “prudence”, have renounced to draw the consequences from the behaviour of this evil individual.
At which point will the SSPX, and the Bishops and Cardinals, ask for the forced removal of this disgrace?
What if Francis declares God a “She”, but he does not do so in a formal document?
What if Francis instruct us to pray to the Father, the Son and Holy Allah, but he does so in a letter to some Muslim Imam?
What if Francis introduces an eleven commandments, “Thou shall worship Manitu”, but he does so talking with journalists in an aeroplane?
When will this stop? Can the above mentioned individuals (this includes the SSPX) not see the deep damage that is done by allowing Francis’ new “Our father”, or his heresies about the capital punishment, to get into official teaching texts like the Catechisms?
Dear bishops (this includes the SSPX) and Cardinals:
the house is burning, and it is time to take a hard look at the fire.
Yes, the building will never be destroyed. But this is not a reason to let the fire ravage the building.
This disgraceful era (which, bar a Divine Intervention, has all the look of going on for several more decades, as is it clear that evil people are raping the Church unopposed) will be remembered less for the heretical Popes as for the complicit Bishops and Cardinals; because their cowardice and inaction will be remembered long after the very name of the heretical Popes have been forgotten by all but historians and history buffs.
The house is burning, and the smoke of Satan is charring the Church.
Our shepherds react with “prudence”, and faint meowing, and professions of truth that do absolutely nothing to deal with the problem.
It is like having a violent bully at home, and going around the house telling people about the virtues of niceness whilst the furniture is being destroyed all the other occupants have black eyes. For heaven’s sake, Bishops and Cardinals: tell the bully that he needs to stop or he will be kicked out on the street!
Nothing less will suffice, if this generation of Church prelates is to be remembered as Catholic in any meaningful way.
We live in time when one has to write blog posts stating what, in all generatiosn before us, would have been considered so obvious as to be not even worth discussing.
But no, we live in the time of the prudent Bishops.
The obesity “epidemy” in Albion continues unabated, and for those – like me – born and bread in saner times and in a saner environment it is a shocking phenomenon to behold.
As I write this, I sit near not one, but two women whose shape I would, if I had ever seen it as a child, defined as monstrous, circus-like deformity. Both of them, surely, comfortably above 300 pounds; one surely in her Twenties, the other in her early Thirties at the maximum. Intently browsing their phones. Apparently, blissfully unaware of their own monstrous deformity.
Unless things change, these are two early graves just sitting near me. First, the knees will give way, further reducing mobility. Diabetes will soon become a real danger. In time, other organs, mostly likely the heart, will strike in protest of the abuse they are subjected; unless, again, diabetes comes first.
The issue here is not only the, no doubt, vast stupidity of the two hippos sitting near me. There is a larger, societal phenomenon at play here. The Zeppelins have been raised in an environment that constantly makes excuses for them, helping them to blame everything under the sun but the only culprits: themselves.
Where I come from, such monstrosities did not exist. Why? Because the social shame of reducing oneself in such a shape would be enough to prevent even the thought of it happening or, put it another way, because children began throwing stones and yelling insults at you in the street when you got to half that monstrous, gluttonous weight.
We live in a world where impulse control is never demanded. Be it study, food, sex, or sexual perversion, everyone is allowed by “experts” and “scientists” to do whatever he or she pleases: gettting out of school a functional illiterate, resembling a ball fish, having children out of wedlock, sleeping with people of the same sex, even deciding one is not a person of his own sex is all, nowadays, “affirmed”. What a stupid mockery of civilisation we are becoming.
The social implications of the comedic fatness of the two female elephants I am now beholding (without even having to pay the ticket at the circus; and I confess my fun at imagining them dancing to the music of Ponchielli, like the hippos in the famous scene of the first Walt Disney’s “Fantasia”) go beyond this. It is my firm persuasion that the two human tractors very likely feel, no matter how loud they protest normality, “different” and “victimised”. They also must know, at some unconfessed inner level, that they are just unable to control their impulses. They will, therefore, very likely take the side of other people like them, whom they will defend in order not to accuse themselves: perverts and failures of all sorts will be excused because “it is not their fault” and “they are just that way” (implied: “just as I am, so don’t dare to judge me”). If I want to be allowed to give unrestrained way to my impulses, I must take side with those who do the same with them. This is, by the way, the main reason why perverted priest clamour for communion for adulterers.
Discipline (of all sorts) is intrinsically conservative and right wing. Licence (of all sorts) is intrinsically subversive and left wing. Conservative minds instinctually recognise this, though they often fail to make the thought explicit, or are hindered by the “guilt” of being “judgmental”. Mind, though, that in more Christian times no-one had a problem with “judging” clearly wrong behaviour.
The de-Christianised world in which we live has written off gluttony just as it tries to write off discipline, order, and sacrifice. Everything must be reduced to the minimum common denominator of the dumbest, laziest, most gluttonous, most perverted ones. The two battleships near me, both avidly typing on their phone as I write this, are the perfect embodiment of such a society.
When this happens, everything goes down the drain: not only health but, at a deeper level, family (which requires discipline and self sacrifice) and religion (which requires exactly the same).
The defence of monstrous, morbid obesity is left wing. It is irreligious. It is subversive on all possible religious and social levels.
Make it stop.
Let’s go back to sanity in everyday stuff, and one day we will go back to sanity in the most important things.
The intrumentum laboris for the Amazonian synod is out, and it atrocious. Married priest as the de facto standard option are in the cards.
Now, occasionally there have always been married priest. If an Anglian so-called vicar converts to Catholicism and receives the Holy Orders, there you have your married priest. But this was always meant to be the exception, with priestly celibacy as the time-honoured and, at this point, sacrosanct standard case.
The Amazonian Synod clearly wants to introduce the standard of the married priests through the Amazonian back door: start first with a remote region where – you say – is it difficult to find priests (is it? When has a strong Church believing in Catholicism lacked brave missionaries?) and then allow this new praxis to extend to the other region courtesy of corrupted, faithless bishops.
This is clearly what this Amazonian stuff was meant to be from day one: a backdoor, the proverbial (alleged extreme case to make very real bad laws.
We thank for this not only the Evil Clown and his evil minions. We thank for this all those Bishops and Cardinals who think that waiting for Francis’ death is the best, most “prudent” course of action, and all those faithful of little faith who actually side with the hierarchy as they do nothing but faintly meowing every now and then.
This kind of evil could not happen with only one evil man. The main culprit has been aided and abetted, for years, by the ” prudent” behaviour of all those – be they clerics or laymen – who have let this happen without demanding that the problem be removed, thinking that time alone would cure all ills.
Enjoy the married priests, then, dear “prudent” faithful of little faith.
You have helped to make it happen.
Good Lord, the latest incurably nice blogger has accused Canon 212’s Frank Walker of being “snarky”.
Boy, that calls for the confessional…
Let us look around us, shall we?
Not even the Our Father is safe from the Modernist attack of a damn Commie envious of all those who have achieved something in life without scrounging an existence from people they hate (like Bergoglio clearly did); there is no Sacrament free from attack from the inside; the Seal of Confession is under threat and we have a Pope worrying to import as many Muslims in the West as fast as possible; we have a Pope going around spitting heresies and stupid SJW propaganda day in and day out; countless bishops and many Cardinals are being appointed that will perpetuate (bar a Divine intervention) the mess and make it worse….
And in all this, it would be bad to be “snarky”.
Mr Walker, if you want to hear my advice:
Be (and I claim the copyright on this) Snarkistissimo!!
These times do not call for nice reflections on the difficulty of the situation. They call for the utter shaming of all corrupted and infidel clergy and laity, with whatever means language affords.
Enough with the apostles of niceness. I always suspect they were (if they are US citizen) too nice to vote for Trump.
Niceness is the poison of modern times. It ensures the enemy never gets attacked effectively, and always gets the upper hand when they whine and call us names; which we counter, of course, by apologising and being “nice”; and the cycle goes on because your enemy really doesn’t care that you are nice.
Niceness is not a religion. Niceness isn’t even a moral obligation. Niceness is merely an option. Our Lord wasn’t nice to the money changers, or to the Pharisees. John The Baptist must, in his public utterances, have been “nice” fairly rarely. Padre Pio was famously short-tempered.
For heaven’s sake, let us get rid of this disease of niceness as the only acceptable standard once and for all.
I am nice to people who either deserve my niceness, or who have done nothing to have it withdrawn. Failing that, it’s the end of niceness, and the guy on the other side notices it very fast.
Enough with this niceness obsession. This is an Anglo thing anyway. In more southern climates the communication is way more direct, and no one cries in horror.
These Anglo Countries seem to take as the model of communication the most effeminate category of people I know: Anglican (Mickey Mouse) priests.
For heaven’s sake: grow some balls, and learn some “snarky”.
Pope Francis has released a document negating the entire “gender identity” stuff: that is, the literally lunatic thinking according to which one who is born a man can decide that he is a woman, or a cat, or a plant, one of the three….
Do not think for a moment that Francis is “being Catholic” on this. The man is and remains a bloody heretic.
The message from the document is that gender identity is something so obviously absurd that even Pope Francis understands it. And this is a guy with a very feeble grasp on pretty much everything.
When I was at school, they made us learn the principle of non contradiction: if something is white, it cannot be black at the same time, because this would contradict its being white. This rather elementary stuff was used as a fundament of logical thinking, in the same way as simple additions like 2 + 2= 4 are in the end the basis of mathematical thinking.
The gender identity ideology is the statement that what is white can be also black at the same time (or it can be a woman whilst having men’s chromosomes). It is exactly the same as saying that two and two can be five whenever you feel like it, and take some hormones trying to change an obvious reality.
It is lunacy. Such lunacy, in fact, that not even stupid Francis falls for it.
And it came to pass Cardinal Burke and a couple of others released a statement repeating some obvious truths of the Church, but stopping short once again of doing what they have to do: condemn the Pope’s statements as heretical, and pose him in front of the choice between recanting those statements or being accused of pertinacious heresy.
If a teacher goes around saying that two and two is five, it does not help much if another teacher confirms that it is four. This, people know by themselves easily enough. The problem, in this case, is exactly that the teacher cannot count.
Burke & Co. keep going around the problem, and refusing to see it.
A Penny Catechism can be had for very little money. Cardinals should do more than repeating it.
The duty of Burke and the other Cardinals is to address the problem of a heretical Pope , not merely make the right noises.
Once again, it seems to me that Cardinal Burke is adopting a strategy that gives him the maximum of visibility with the minimum of risk. Not only does he fall way short of the mark. He also falls short of the standard he himself set when he first released the Dubia.
From those who appear more Catholic it is expected more. From those who wet their lips (and make themselves beautiful for it) it is expected that they whistle. From those who say they would act it is expected that they do exactly that.
What we have here, unfortunately, is merely more meowing.
Good news from the old U S of A.
Militant atheist have lost again. The words “in God we trust” may remain on US bills and coins.
Yes, dear, in God we Trust. Not in atheist busybodies wanting to purge every aspect of religious experience from our life, because they have death inside them.
Particularly sad is that, among the “petitioners”, there were nine children. Little souls (see what I am doing here?) conditioned to reject God from a very early age, and instrumentalised by their own bigoted parents into something they cannot well understand. But hey, who would be so cruel as to displease children?
I notice here that this extremists position is, in fact… the EU one. Our nannies in Brussels loathe every Christian expression in coins and banknotes, as our very dear brothers and sisters of the religion of peace could feel offended by it. They are doing exactly the same as the American bigots, but with the added PC slant.
As the United States keep having a common sense approach to basic life things, we in poor old Europe keep sliding towards, I am afraid, a bloody civil war one day.
And this is, my friends, because… we do not trust in God anymore.