Daily Archives: August 20, 2011
I had already written in June about the possibility (and what spoke against it) that the meeting of the 14. September will lead to news concerning the canonical position of the SSPX.
It now turns out that the German internet site of the SSPX invites to pray.
The site also notes that Fellay and his two colleagues invited are, themselves, an organ of the SSPX, the “General Council”. In other words, Fellay is invited not with his two nearest aides, but the leading organ of the SSPX is invited to appear. I notice here, as others have done, that the discussions with bishop de Galarreta ended in a positive atmosphere.
Now, of course it can be:
a) that the invitation to prayer is a purely pious one, and
b) that the three SSPX men are supposed to merely talk about the discussions.
At the same time, I remember the Rosary Crusade of the SSPX before the lifting of the excommunications, and the cynical part of me can’t avoid thinking that this is the way parts of the SSPX start telling us that something big is in the making.
As I have already written in June, my suggestion would be to “curb our enthusiasms”, as the scheduled “Assisi III” in October doesn’t really make an offer of reconciliation in September really desirable in view of the heated discussions that would be engendered within the SSPX (and we have already seen that the likes of bishop Williamson would be on the war path in no time).
Still, when the SSPX invites to prayer before something happens from the Vatican I begin to think that something more than a pious attitude is in play.
Read here on The Deacon’s bench a rather enjoyable blog post about, well, what can go wrong.
Truly delicious at time (the reference to the mother is probably the best, and gives plenty of background), this entertaining piece of bloggery might, particularly from some wannabe priestess, be seen as typical of the chauvinistic culture reigning among the clergy.
For this reason, the blog post is linked here.
Wisely, Deacon Kandra has closed the comment box.
I had to make an effort to adjust to the accent of this chap. But boy, he has the right attitude! (The other two chaps are rather impressive, too…).
Over the entire West, we should wake up to the absurdity of allowing such abominations to be even considered.
We did so, because we accepted to call things the way perverts call them, instead of the way they are.
No, homosexuals are not “gay”, they are perverts. No, it is not a marriage, it is a parody of a marriage good at most for a third-rate movie. No, perversion is not a human right. No, we shouldn’t take such proposals more seriously than we take – for now – proposals to marry cats and dogs with humans.
Time to wake up, and have a good laugh.
“Protesters” protest against the alleged costs of the papal visit. It turns out that:
1) the Government doesn’t pay a penny. Kudos to companies like Coca-Cola which have actually sponsored the visit (compare this please with the behaviour of the likes of Starbucks).
2) The huge influx of foreign tourists is a boon for which the local economy doesn’t even have to go through the usual circus of megalomaniac expenses, as in the case of the Olympic games, a trifle costing several billion GBP for three weeks of tourism, against whose costs nothing comparable is happening; at least nothing getting the attention of the goddamn liberals.
3) The popular participation is massive, which again questions the idea whether a couple of hundreds cretins should really have some relevance compared to the huge masses obviously not having a probably with the costs, even if such had been incurred.
“This kind of secular garbage makes you seek, it’s nothing but lies and distortions”, says Voris, and how right he is.
This with the “secular garbage” well applies to BBC Radio three, which this morning at 800 only had to mention the Papal Visit in Spain to say that some ppeople have been arrested “who protests against the costs of the visit”. No mention of the huge popular success, no mention of what the Pope has said, nothing of nothing.
If these scroungers had a minimum of ethical standards instead of abusing OUR money for their propaganda, one might be a little less angered for the compulsory expropriation of our money.
You can start the complaint procedure here.
It won’t be of much use for now, but the piling of the complaints will make things easier when someone of good will comes around and decides to do it differently.
Let them work and give an answer, at least.