Monday, June 26, 2017

Fr. Longenecker asks: Is Doctrine Divisive?

From time to time one hears from the progressives that “doctrine is divisive”. We’re to have “a pastoral approach” and not speak about doctrine and discipline in the church.

This is a lie, and not even a very smart one, and yet it is amazing how many people fall for it.

What would you say, 90% of ordained men fall for it?

I don't even know if 'falling for it' is a fair assessment. Most of it is cowardice. They don't want to face the backlash of people who will stampede the sanctuary after Mass to complain or they don't want to deal with phone calls from their careerist bishop.

Doctrine is 'divisive' because it separates us from sin. Most people in the pews don't want to be separated from their sins.

Let's face it. Most bishops and cardinals don't want to be separated from their sins and misery loves company. Mortal sin is the foundation of their unity. When people come along expecting the Church to give them the tools to resist sin, they are accused of being 'divisive'.

What really divides the church is dissent. But why do people not point this out? Dissenting groups are just loved by progressives, but no one points out that they are divisive, and yet the whole purpose of their existence is to cause division and dissent in the church.

I actually think 'divisive' has run its course. The Holy Father seems more focused on caricaturing unity in truth as the treachery of antiquated sourpusses who don't like to dance. Each time he gathers heretics to explain his plans for a future course of a particular doctrine and we called his bluff, he lets loose a torrent of vilification. We are accused of dividing from him, which I suppose is accurate.

I don't see a light at the end of the tunnel for this dynamic. The more he surrounds St. Peter's Square with apostates and invites us to follow them into the rabbit hole, the more intense the battle for the souls of our children is going to get. He's divided himself from Church teaching and the hand that rocks the cradle. Good luck with that.

O God, you desire that all men be saved and come to the knowledge of your truth. Send laborers into your harvest and grant that they may spread the Word with all boldness so that your Gospel may everywhere be heard and glorified and all nations may know you, the one true God and him whom you have sent, Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord; who lives and rules with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.

The Fata Morganas of Vatican II Wingnuts

I'm astonished every time I hear a Catholics gaga for the "Vatican II" pablum and heresies tell us they made fruitful improvements to Christ's Church.

Even if one were incapable of understanding how they robbed people of Sanctifying Grace and salvation, you would think they would be able to look at the empty pews, compare it to full pews pre-Vatican II and draw the logical conclusion that they did catastrophic damage. Even if they could not see the spiritual insanity they imposed upon Christ's people, numbers don't lie.

Yet they are continuously patting themselves on the back.

Here is another episcopal imbecile to tell us he thinks people are reading the Bible more since Vatican II.

I think the Word of God should influence and inspire our thinking, and I have seen a lot of development and improvement over the past few years," said Cardinal Tagle. In earlier decades he had the impression that the interest in the Bible was not so great, which had changed after the Second Vatican Council. "They read more in the Bible, they demand good, content, inspiring sermons, which I see as a very good sign."

He actually says people are demanding sermons that inspire them to be faithful to Church teaching.

He sees people reading their Bible more and begging him to talk about Theology of the Body and Humanae Vitae.

SMH. Go home Cardinal Tangle, your drunk.

Just goes to show you how the devil convinces you of things that don't exist.

People get uncomfortable when I say we were all safer when the episcopal see was protecting pedophiles, but we all heard it in Scripture yesterday:

What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light;
what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul;
rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy
both soul and body in Gehenna.

Out of the entire See, there are only four cardinals who have the courage to do something about the one who is destroying soul and body. I suppose we shouldn't complain. There have been times in Church history when there has been less than four. The "saint for the week" in this week's bulletin was Saint Irenaeus.

"After St Irenaeus had spent a number of years in combat against the eastern gnostics and philosophers of error, Saint Polycarp determined to send him to Gaul, where many of the heretics of Asia Minor had already migrated to pursue the Catholic religion which was beginning to find roots there. With a company of about forty Christians, the valiant soldier of Christ ascended to the Rhone to Lyons to rejoin and aid Saint Pothinus, its bishop. Saint Pothinus was already advanced in age, and his church's neophytes could not always distinguish truth from the gnostic aberrations. Saint Pothinus received the apostles with joy and soon ordained Saint Irenaeus. A hundred times he exposed himself to martyrdom by his zeal, acting as the right arm of the aging bishop, but God was reserving that crown for him twenty-five years later...

This great Doctor of the Church wrote many important works. By his preaching, Saint Irenaeus in a short time converted almost the whole country to the Faith."

St. Irenaeus was martyred in the year 202. His feast day is June 28th.

O Lord, protect us from all dangers of soul and body, and through the intercession of the blessed and glorious ever-virgin Mary, Mother of God, Saint Joseph, your holy apostles Peter and Paul, Saint Irenaeus and all your saints, mercifully grant us health and peace, that your Church may triumph over all enmity and error to serve you in security and freedom. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bishop Paprocki's Norms on Same Sex Marriage

I wanted to remind readers to pray for Bishop Paprocki and if possible, kindly remember him in your intentions at the Holy Sacrifice. As I'm sure many of you already know,  Bishop Paprocki issued norms on same-sex marriage and has been under attack by homosexual heterodox groups.

Predictably New Ways Ministry attacked Paprocki’s norms using equally predictable language and arguments and by hosting a combox replete with personal attacks on the bishop. All of this is sad, but none of it is newsworthy. Worth underscoring, though, is the glibness with which Robert Shine, an editor at New Ways, attempts to school Paprocki, of all people, on canon law, of all things.

It's very interesting that Pope Francis has resuscitated the apostasy of dead as a doornail New Ways Ministry.

We've got a lot, a lot, a lot of fasting and praying to do. A lot.

Addendum: Tony Esolen beautifully responds to Pope Francis communication attack pussy cat Rev. James Martin.

Tony Esolen: Very simple. The public nature of the sin gives what is called "scandal," that is, it puts a stumbling-stone between the ordinary believer and the truth, by suggesting that the Church does not really believe what she professes to believe in that serious matter.

If you go up to Communion, unless you are a public figure like a congressman who has voted to keep abortion legal, nobody knows what your inner thoughts are, and you cannot therefore scandalize your neighbor; you will receive Communion to your condemnation if you receive it unworthily, but that is not a public matter. If a man and woman go up to Communion and they have been guilty of fornication, again, unless they are public figures, nobody necessarily knows that, because they could be married, or they could be courting and not fornicating. If, however, they live in a small town and everybody knows they are shacking up, then they would give scandal if they went to Communion.

But there is no way to hide the gay mock-marriage thing ....

Bedraggled Butch Bitties on the Bus

Fun reading for a Saturday morning.

The bus riders really have no other mission than to repeatedly drive forward and backward over the teachings of the Church.  If they truly had a mission to help the “marginalized,” they would actually do something more than speaking engagements.

Salty SeaHag Simone explains she became a nun because her parents wouldn't let her go to Woodstock.

They've spent their whole life trying to reinvent those three days of sex, drugs and Janis Joplin in Woodstock.

This really hits the mark:

I’m quite offended on behalf of the nuns of the world that she’s calling herself a nun.  She is not a nun.  Nuns live a cloistered life of prayer, contemplation, and devotion to the Sacraments 24/7.  They have removed themselves from society to pray for us and to pray for the Church. 

They're shysters. Frauds. Butch pickpockets stealing and robbing the uncatechized. When I look at them, I'm instantly reminded of the millions they've marched into hell. They are more dangerous to the Church than the pedophiles.

We probably have a good ten years before they're all dead and the younger generation of holy faithful nuns replaces them. I hope I live to see it!

Friday, June 23, 2017

This is kinda like...ummm....

The people in the village say its the result of beastiality and witchcraft.

Very creepy.

The veterinarian had another explanation:

'It is not however human but a deformed stillborn lamb sired by a sheep and was subsequently infected by a Rift Valley Fever at an early stage of its pregnancy.

I'm not buying it doc.

One of these days the attempts to mock God is going to breed something that lives.

Then what?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fr. Howdy Doody

George Weigel describes religious entertainment of Fr. Howdy Doody.

Thankfully, we don't have a lot of that in Boston anymore. I did run into it a few months ago. I had forgotten how painful it is!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Holy See (and everyone underneath them) Would Not Grant Audiences to People Who Wanted to Talk about the Raping of Children's Bodies..

So why would we ever expect them to grant audiences to people who want to talk about the rape of children's souls?
Let us not mince words: Cardinal Caffarra is protesting, however politely, an attack upon the Church by the Pope himself, who remains silent, and is evidently pleased, as the incalculable damage he is causing spreads from diocese to diocese and nation to nation.

And yet, in the face of this outrage, absolutely unparalleled in the history of the papacy, Cardinal Caffarra concludes his letter, not with a justified demand for rectification of the scandal, but rather by pleading that “our conscience impels us to humbly and respectfully request an Audience.”

I don't know. I don't think the answer as to why the Holy Father is obstructing fixing the problem is all that complicated. They've waited decades to do what they did on parish and diocescan level on the level of the Chair of Peter. He doesn't want to formally hear the damage he's doing. They never do.

Doctrinal Anarchy of Pope Francis

Sometimes an honest and frank discussion of what Pope Francis is doing hits you between the eyes.

In the following interview with the Register, Msgr. Bux explains that the Church is in a “full crisis of faith” and that the storms of division the Church is currently experiencing are due to apostasy — the “abandonment of Catholic thought.”

Is abandonment the right word?

Seems worse than abandonment.

I feel like we experienced abandonment for the last 30 years. They have moved on to the discrediting Catholic thought phase.

The cardinals expressed concern over the “grave situation” of episcopal conferences and individual bishops offering widely differing interpretations of the document, some of which they say break with the Church’s teaching. They are particularly concerned about the deep confusion this has caused, especially for priests.

PENTIN How can this problem best be resolved?

BUX: The point is: what idea does the Pope have of the Petrine ministry, as described in Lumen gentium 18 and codified in canon law? Faced with confusion and apostasy, the Pope should make the distinction — as Benedict XVI did — between what he thinks and says as a private, learned person, and what he must say as Pope of the Catholic Church. [Fr Z: I believe JPII did the same before B16 did.] To be clear: the Pope can express his ideas as a private learned person on disputable matters which are not defined by the Church, but he cannot make heretical claims, even privately. Otherwise it would be equally heretical.

I would encourage all readers to read the entire interview. His honest but frank discussion of the damage done by Pope Francis is an eyeopener.