Daily Archives: January 12, 2013
HHS Mandate Explained
Nice video about Obamacare
One Day At The Confessional
Mundabor: “Excuse me, Sir: is the Confession here”?
Chap: “Yes I think it’s here”.
Mundabor: “It starts at 5:30, right?”
Chap: “Yes, I think it does”.
Mundabor: “Is there anyone I can ask?”
Chap: “Try in the sacristy perhaps?”.
Mundabor: “Good afternoon, Father. Is Confession today?”
Father: “Yes, it is”.
Mundabor: “I think it’s at 5:30, right?”
Father: “Yes, it’s at 5:30”.
Mundabor: “Erm, ah, well, no one is there…”
Father: “I’ll be there in a few minutes”.
He arrives at 5:45.
He goes away at 5:55 and celebrates the Mass at 6 pm himself.
I do not know you, but I have had several of these conversations and I start to think a priest must organise his own life around having time for Confession and Mass, not the contrary. Particularly when Confession is only 30 minutes a week.
The important things are those for which we have time. If we haven’t time for them, it means we do not consider them important.
Am I wrong, Father?
Obama: Gay President At Work
That’s God’s voice. If you want to hear God’s voice, that is his voice to this issue of homosexuality. It is not ambiguous and unclear. It is very clear. If you look at the counsel of the word of God, Old Testament, New Testament, you come quickly to the conclusion that homosexuality is not an alternate lifestyle. . . . homosexuality is not just a sexual preference, homosexuality is not gay, but homosexuality is sin. It is sin in the eyes of God, and it is sin according to the word of God.
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The only way out of a homosexual lifestyle, the only way out of a relationship that has been ingrained over years of time, is through the healing power of Jesus. . . . We’ve got to say the homosexuals, the same thing that I say to you and that you would say to me . . . it’s not easy to change, but it is possible to change.
From the Ricochet: these are words pronounced many years ago by a Protestant pastor in Atlanta.
The very same pastor had been selected to give the benediction at President BO’s inauguration.
That is, he was selected before it turned out he had pronounced the words.
Having discovered the pastor is a Christian, the Obama people promptly proceeded to remove him and replace him with, surely, a wimpy heathen.
The White House puts it this way:
Choosing an affirming and fair-minded voice as his replacement would be in keeping with the tone the president wants to set for his inaugural …
As we now work to select someone to deliver the benediction, we will ensure their beliefs reflect this administration’s vision of inclusion and acceptance for all Americans.
These people can’t stand even a vague smell of Christian thinking. Not even when a pastor is concerned.
They are on their way to obliterate every trace of Christianity from public life and substitute it for their heathenish religion of “inclusiveness” (very popular in Sodom) and “acceptance” (a hit in Gomorrah).
Mala tempora currunt
Sound Religious Life Reblog
Vignette of the Norbertine Life at St. Michael’s Abbey from St. Michael’s Abbey on Vimeo.
I have written only some days ago about the shame some orders, like the Jesuits, are bringing on themselves and how this will – unless they change their tune, which seems improbable – lead to their well-deserved extinction. Stil, it is not all bad and it is fitting and encouraging to report about those who are making a very good job, even if they do not make national headlines with some hallucinated interview about not praying in the name of Christ.
The video above is from St. Michael’s Abbey, a Norbertine abbey in Orange County, Southern California. When I browsed around their internet presence, I thought I was transported into another era. Whilst every Norbertine Abbey has its own degree of authonomy – as is, I think, the case for many religious…
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I have always thought religious orders make provisions for their member’s retirement.
It appears this might not be so. On the one hand, dying orders like the Jesuits and the Franciscans surely must swim in real estate, as the swindling number of members leaves their structures unused and ready for the market; on the other hand, it appears in many cases no direct retirement capital provisions have been made, with the result that the cash-flow issues might become acute in the next years.
Perhaps I should be “charitable” here and call for the generous support of the old nincompoops from the part of the pewsitter, grateful for 50 years of mindless and shameless devastation to the point of helping those who have destroyed vocations to have a comfortable retirement for themselves. But you see, I am not sure it would be the right thing to do.
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I have written some days ago about the very efficient way in which the Jesuits are getting rid of themselves.
From an extremely interesting post appeared on Rorate Caeli it now appears that at least in Spain the disease is spread, with pretty much the same virulence, in many other Novus Ordo orders, some of them very traditional. The numbers do not even seem better among the Dominicans, widely considered to be on the slow way to a recovery on a global scale, but clearly with a lot of work to do in Spain. In other Western countries the figures might be somewhat different, but it is fair to assume the music is pretty much the same.
One sees the mess and wonders how these people can be so blind, or so stupid, or both, to not understand they are dying because they are infected with a deadly virus called Second Vatican Council. Surely, at this point even the dimmest intellects must have made two and two?
My personal opinion is that the problem has been clearly recognised, but there is a refusal to act because every action in that direction would endanger the power structures currently in place. Consensus among those who are in is important for those who are in as it affords a quiet life and in some cases possibilities of advancement, and who cares if there are no new entries and the order is slowly dying; many of them have probably lost the faith anyway, and therefore they do not care whether their order survives, provided they can get a comfortable life as long as they live. When the Grim Reaper gradually arrives, they will simply adequate the structures to the swindling numbers, and go on merrily with their inane waffle about social justice and peace, the gods of idiots and atheists the world over.
What does the Vatican do to counter this? Absolutely nothing, of course, and they do so because they have the exactly same problem: a Curia drenched in Vatican II cannot admit Vatican II is the disease, and will therefore not push for a general return to pre-Vatican II rules in all religious orders. Besides being very uncomfortable to religious in many cases accustomed to a rather lax observance of even the lax rules they have, such a U-turn would signal to the entire Catholic world that the Vatican hierarchy got it spectacularly wrong in the last 50 years.
This cannot happen. Therefore all those traditional orders, often rich in tradition and glory, will be allowed to either die or reduce themselves to small groups of survivors.
Like every other revolution, Vatican II is devouring its own children; which, as in every other revolution, serves them right.
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