Monday, February 19, 2018

The Stumbling Blocks in Front of the Blind

Yesterday on facebook, somebody posted that he didn't like being Catholic anymore.

I thought this person had to be pulling my leg. What's there not to be head-over-heels-in-love?!

But he was serious. Another poor soul advised him to seek refuge in a 'non-denominational church' (what the heck is that?!) because they don't "require" things like Confession, Jesus didn't 'require' Confession, so it was ok to find a place to 'worship' that doesn't have so many rules, works are not necessary - blah, blah.

Ugh. Our people are a hot mess.

I tried to explain that the entire purpose for Christ's Incarnation was to quite literally, leave us His Body and Blood, Sacraments for the Absolution of our sins to gain entry into Heaven, etc., and the Catholic Church was exclusively IT, but she was too far out on the limb with Shirley MacLaine.

I thought of her today when I heard today's readings.

Everything you need to know about the falsehoods of other 'churches' is right there in these two readings.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Fr. Rutler Skewers Cardinal Cupich

How I wish I could write like Fr. Rutler.

Clarity requires effort because it requires honesty, which can be a costly commodity. So George Orwell said: “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.” Clear expression issues from clear thinking, which in turn requires conforming thought to reality. This was a primary concern of the Master in his holy agony, for he prayed to the Father that his Church never fudge the truth: “Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth” (John 17:17)...

In the Von Hugel lecture, which was recorded and thus cannot be nuanced, Cardinal Cupich said by way of apophasis that “It goes without saying….” and then went on to say that Amoris Laetitia will also mean rejecting “an authoritarian or paternalistic way of dealing with people that lays down the law, that pretends to have all the answers, or easy answers to complex problems, that suggests that general rules will seamlessly bring immediate clarity.” There is clarity again, in all its frustrating opaqueness. And after rejecting authoritarianism and paternalism, the cardinal invoked Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, n. 25 to declare that an innovative interpretation of Amoris Laetitia by the bishops of Buenos Aires, which, by virtue of “the publication in Acta Apostolicae Sedes [sic]” of the papal letter commending it, qualifies as an official Church teaching “which all are obliged to abide by and be in conformity with.”...

This writer writes these words hastily, and knowingly exposes himself to imputations of illogic, irascibility and uncharity. Of only the last I vitally excuse myself, for I mean no irreverence or ill intent as a parish priest commenting on superiors. In the fullness of charity, I suppose that Cardinal Cupich is so occupied with the essential works of mercy incumbent upon a spiritual leader of many, that he may have availed himself of the advice of others inadequate to the task of preparing his attempts at clarification. The one complaint I invoke, albeit a strong one since much of my life’s studies have been nurtured by an intuitive friendship with John Henry Newman, who in an unworthy simile is to me as Philip Neri was to him, is that Cardinal Cupich has cited Newman on conscience to represent the very opposite of what Newman lived and exhausted himself to declare: that conscience must be informed by the Holy Ghost and not left to wander about like a ghost of the subjective human ego, validating uninformed impulses. In his Letter to the Duke of Norfolk, Newman distinguished between the operation of conscience and the exercise of private judgment. Such distinctions may be too delicate for hasty doctors of theology, but they are matters for which men were made martyrs. Errors must not be the template for the formation of consciences innocent and malleable. Chesterton warned: “The more doubtful we are about whether we have any truth, the more certain we are (apparently) that we can teach it to children. The smaller our faith in doctrine, the larger is our faith in doctors.”...

Cardinal Cupich likes the term “cherry picking” as a reproach. On February 1 in Holy Name Cathedral, as he had done in 2004 in Rapid City, he faulted Pro-Lifers for “cherry-picking” instead of accepting the entire “seamless garment” theory. In 2017, he spoke against “cherry picking” in immigration issues. But Amoris Laetitia cherry picks in citing only one part of the Summa Theologica II-II, q. 140, in a way that posits the exact opposite of what Aquinas meant, just as Cupich cherry picks Newman on the “aboriginal vicar of Christ.” Cupich cites Gaudium et Spes,” n. 16 which calls conscience “the most secret core and sanctuary of a man … (where) he is alone with God, whose voice echoes in his depths.” As Newman was one of the greatest masters of English prose, that kind of lame poesie would have appalled him. It also is sourced from a document parts of which Pope Benedict once called downright Pelagian...

The clarification of doctrine is a risky business. In his novel Loss and Gain, Newman invented a “little, prim, smirking” character, a preacher in Oxford University named the Reverend Dr. Brownside: “As a divine he seemed never to have had any difficulty in any subject; he was so clear or so shallow that he saw to the bottom of all his thoughts: or, since Dr. Johnson tells us that “all shallows are clear,” we may perhaps distinguish him by both epithets.”

Let us be perfectly clear: Dr. Brownside existed only as a sketch on paper, unlike the Bridegroom of the Church who, even without the corroboration of a recording machine, is believed to have “taught as one having authority and not as the scribes.”

Tagged as Amoris Laetitia, Archbishop Blase Cupich, John Henry Newman, Modernism, Progressive Catholics, Seamless Garment

As a Catholic mother, grandmother, the only thing that can be said about the 'cherry picking' of Cardinal Cupich is that he is a liar. Cupich belongs to the effeminate group of dangerous liars in the Episcopal See. Every time I hear or lay eyes on one of them, all I can see is their horns, tail and pitchfork they use to harvest the millions they diabolically disorient.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Parolin Denies Christ as Divine Interpreter of Truth

It's really spooky how brazenly diabolical this papacy conducts its affairs.

I somehow missed some of Parolin's statements in this gem:

The Vatican's Secretary of State defends the indefensible by denying the existence of Christ and His Authority to interpret Truth.

Where does one start?

This might possibly be the worst collection of lies from a Vatican spokesperson in the history of Christendom.

The cardinal also said “no one should cling to the spirit of opposition to condemn his brother or use the past as an excuse to stir up new resentments and closures,” and said some might be asked to “make a sacrifice” for the greater good of the Chinese Church.

Parolin also said the Church’s pastors should help the faithful “to recognize in the pope’s guidance the sure reference point for grasping God’s plan in the present circumstances.”

Christ's people must sacrifice their salvation and the salvation of their descendants 'for the greater good' of the governments counterfeit church.

The 'greater good'.

The Holy See has always maintained a pastoral approach, trying to overcome the contrasts and making itself available for a respectful and constructive dialogue with the civil authorities,” he said.

You can always count on them to be helpful to torturers and murderers. They pastorally and respectfully handed the Chinese government the hammer and nails that bound Christ to His instruments of torture and death.

Parolin said it was important to remember there are not two Churches in China, “but two communities of faithful called to follow a gradual path of reconciliation towards unity.”

“It is not, therefore, a matter of maintaining a perennial conflict between opposing principles and structures, but of finding realistic pastoral solutions that allow Catholics to live their faith and to continue together the work of evangelization in the specific Chinese context,” he said, adding that the point of the current dialogue is “safeguarding communion within the Church, in the wake of genuine Tradition and constant ecclesiastical discipline.”

It is absolutely astonishing that they would deny the existence of a counterfeit church teaching doctrinal heresies and suggest that surrendering our families to it is 'safeguarding communion WITHIN the Church'.

The lies are...just astonishing.

Here, Parolin suggests heresy and apostasy are consistent with Church teaching:

Speaking to La Stampa, Parolin said different points of view are allowed in the Church, but said he was convinced that part of the suffering experienced by the Church in China is not so much due to the will of individuals as to the objective complexity of the situation.

“Expressions such as power, betrayal, resistance, surrender, confrontation, failure, compromise, should make room for others, such as service, dialogue, mercy, forgiveness, reconciliation, collaboration, communion,” he said. “If you are not prepared to change this approach, there is a serious problem.”

They've got a serious problem on their hands all right. Nobody practicing the fiat of living every day in a state of grace is going to collaborate with the destruction of the price of our salvation.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Who am I to judge your leprosy?

Sometimes the foolishness of this papacy and its antithesis to Christ jumps out at me during the readings.

If the man is leprous and unclean,
the priest shall declare him unclean
by reason of the sore on his head.

I do not will it.

Don't listen to the rigid sourpussed gossipers - Those are not sores, they are exploding virtues.

March right up and receive the Blessed Sacrament. I shall accompany you to your self-destruction.

I could go on and on with the ridiculousness of Pope Francis 'theology'.

What could be worse than the sins of omission of physicians who hold the power to make clean but do not will it?

After the leper in today's Scripture is healed, doesn't the horses patoot put an obstacle in the way of Christ:

Then, warning him sternly, he dismissed him at once...
He said to him, "See that you tell no one anything,
but go, show yourself to the priest
and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed;
that will be proof for them."

The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter.
He spread the report abroad
so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly.
He remained outside in deserted places,
and people kept coming to him from everywhere.

The hardest thing in the world is to accept Christ's instructions when you think doing something else will be more productive.

I'm sure the fooline thought broadcasting his healing was a better idea. Twenty seconds after witnessing and benefitting from the Power of Divinity, the leper felt his own idea was superior to Christ's.

The Church is filled to the rafters with them. Rome has become the haunt of demons.

O Lord, your servants humbly implore you to free them from their sins and from their enemies, so that they may lead holy lives, shielded from all adversity. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and rules with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.

Boy, am I ever ready for Lent.

Over the last few days, I've been thinking about how to draw more Sanctifying Grace, how to give more and better to Christ during Lent. Prayer, fasting, acts of charity, Rosary, etc. How to move myself out of the way, use my gifts and the blog to serve Christ and His people more effectively.

When it comes to doing anything, my practice is to go big or don't go at all. But, I had been thinking of spending this Lent putting more effort into doing small things with love. Focusing in tiny things.

So there I was today, standing in a YUGE line in the grocery store thinking about Lent. Doing my best to tune out the conversation of the older couple behind me, but their discourse kept distracting my thoughts.

He asked her if she minded making the drive to a nearby town to do another errand while they were out. He was expressing his apology for the imposition. I took note of her gentleness and kindness when answering him, but tried again to return to my stream of thoughts.
He then asked her if she had enough soda for the week, or if she wanted a magazine. She declined and sweetly told him his shirt-tail was hanging out. He laughed at himself and told her that he forgot to put on his belt. The effort going into the littlest of things was extraordinary.

I finally stopped my own train of thought. They had my attention. Curiosity was killing me to get a look at them again so I turned and conversed with them. The husband told me they had been married for 26 years and were 'still going very strong'. So adorable.

As a single woman/mother/grandmother, I tend to think of myself as a person whose feet hit the floor running 14 hour days doing the best I can to sacrifice with love and practice charity. But, even falling into bed exhausted, I rarely feel like my best was good enough. This couple practiced kindness with excellence. Exploring new ways to practice small acts of kindness may be my focus during Lent and I just might drag you all into the rabbit hole with me.

I hate to keep using the Romans as the example not to follow, but they don't make it easy to ignore their malpractice of every virtue! Kindness is not the absence of truth. If one's shirttail is hanging out or one has leprosy, deceiving them is not an act of kindness. Honesty and kindness are indivisible.

From the Book The Power of Kindness:

"Dante's Inferno describes the lowest most terrible point in hell as a silent, icy place. The traitors, stained with the most evil of sins, have their heads immersed in an eternally frozen swamp. These damned souls are incapable of emotions and think nothing of betraying family, country, friends. Hell is the total absence of all feeling. It is the negation of warmth, a dark, frightening place where you are alone and without love.

Afterward, Dante climbs the Mount of Purgatory--a long and arduous ascent that represents the work of purification and strengthening necessary for finding ourselves. At the apex of Purgatory, after not seeing her for a very long time, Dante finds his old love, Beatrice, here representing Truth. Beatrice is cold to him: she does not run to embrace him. She wants him to feel the full weight of his forgetfulness. She reproaches him: Why did you neglect me? It is at once the tantrum of a furious woman and the imperious cry of Truth to those who for too long have trodden the wrong path. Dante is frozen, like the snow on the Apennine mountains. But under the rays of the spring sun, this snow thaws. Dante thaws too, and weeps. Once again, he feels the warmth of emotion. Afterward, he is 'pure and ready to climb the stars."

For Dante, warmth is the potential for all emotions, and therefore makes life itself possible. Warmth for him is also the prerequisite for transformation. As usual, a poet understood what scientists and researchers discovered centuries later: We cannot live without the warmth and closeness of others..."

Feelings are not an irritating variable but a great richness that allows us to know things we never even imagined. The heart has its reasons that reason knows not. Knowledge of the heart gives us the chance to know others, not as statistical data or lifeless puppets but as vibrant beings, full of hopes and dreams. Knowledge of the heart is instinctive, direct, wordless. You, friend, know your friend needs you. You, partner, are aware that your partner is in difficulty, or that she is okay. You, parent, know how your child is feeling without having to ask.

Here's some solid Lenten direction from Fr. Landry: Formulating a plan for Lent and Beyond.

Blessed Feast of the Apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes and prayers for each of your for a holy season of Lent.

The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of pruning has come, the voice of the turtledove is hear in our land. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come: my dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall. Alleluia, alleluia! Show your face to me; let your voice sound in my ears, for your voice is sweet and your face is beautiful. Alleluia!

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Dems are on the Run

A little break from the antics of the Romans...

The Dems are on the run. A second Nunes Memo is coming. People elected President Trump because of his willingness to fight and outsmart the Democrats in their own dirty games, putting them on the defense.

You want to allege corruption and criminal collaboration with Russians in the election of POTUS? President Trump will respond by gathering and publishing facts that incriminate the Dems.

You want to be a political party that fights against American citizens? President Trump will respond by publishing materials that expose that political agenda.

You want to be the political party of malice towards God, our military, our police? President Trump will invoke God's assistance and blessings and protection, express his support and pride for military and law enforcement.

President Trump is exceeding the expectations of everyone who voted for him to do what he is doing.

Loving it. Can't wait for the military parade!

Pope Francis Counterfeit church in China Bans Children

A new development in Pope Francis Counterfeit Church in China: Chinese priests ordered to put up signs banning children.

Since China’s new regulations for religious affairs took effect on February 1, minors have been banned from entering places of worship in several regions.

A priest in Hebei province who asked to remain anonymous told that authorities had asked clergymen in some parts of the province to post signs prohibiting minors from entering religious venues, prayer houses and other church premises.

“They also threaten churches that they cannot be used if they refuse to post the signs,” he said.

A blogger wrote that “religious venues are the third premises, following clubs and internet bars, where minors are prohibited from entering by authorities.”

I keep refreshing my browser but there is NO response from the Holy Father whose actions have empowered the counterfeit church and oppressed and silenced the authentic Church which survives underground.

This is the next logical step to extinguish the faith and Sacraments in the next generation of Chinese children. The agenda can be more out in the open in China because our people there are oppressed and Pope Francis has publicly handed Christ over for execution.

Thank God Pope Francis crusade for communism did not get traction in America. I pray we are spared that crucible. That's when we will really find out who really has the courage to follow Christ.

In the free world, extinguishing the faith and Sacraments has to take a more deceptive and devious course. I'm still in awe that the Romans were not successful in selling communism and communists to America. We still have the freedom of media sources to expose corruption without threat of death.

The trajectory of killing the faith and Sacraments for the next generation in the free world requires snuffing out Sanctifying Grace. As the Romans have demonstrated, this is taking two tracks:

1. Lying about what Church Teaching is and is not.

2. Luring the uncatechized into a deep intractable state of diabolical disorientation by compounding their situation with sacrilegious reception of the Blessed Sacrament.

This is a slower and less ineffective path, but heretical priests have been grooming our people for generations and far too many are ripe. The damages are hardly inconsequential.

The Roman crusade for communism and the counterfeit church is making China its model. Last week, the Romans praised communism in China for best implementation of the Catholic Church's 'social doctrine'...Sorondo praised China as “extraordinary.”

According to the head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academies for Sciences and Social Sciences, China’s current communist regime which is infamous for its massive scale of human rights violations is the “best [at] implementing the social doctrine of the Church.”

Pope Francis' real spiritual and physical threat to the authentic Catholic Church in China is the persecution and executions that will take place for refusing to follow the Holy Father's counterfeit Church.

Boy, is it ever painful to talk about the Holy Father and his pontificate this way. For practicing Catholics, a lot of things play into the conflict between honesty and temperance and respect. I don't say these things in a reactionary way because I'm angry. In fact, it's the complete opposite: There is great resistance to being honest about the Holy Father and his pontificate. I don't want to speak openly and honestly about what is happening as a result of the Holy Father's leadership. It's one of those things I'm forced to do because not doing so is a disservice to Christ and His Church and His people.

I've said this before and it's worth repeating: I do not make any judgment on the motives of the Holy Father. In fact, I presume his flaws and limitations and concupiscence are being used as tools. Judgment about motives to outcomes belong to Christ. What can't be denied is that he sees outcomes and he keeps going with the agenda.

As a writer, I've written things that a lack of clarity left them to be taken out of context. When someone brought a conclusion to my attention which I didn't intend to convey, I immediately correct the post and work harder to ensure what I write is painfully detailed to draw people to conclusions consistent with Church teaching.

It takes discipline to withhold the reactions going through my head. Sometimes, I have to cool off before I write about something. It takes prayer and the Sacraments to move myself out of the way. I have accepted a teeny-tiny role articulating Church teaching on a blog. People can google subject matter and find what I've written years from when I wrote it. I'm careful about what I say and don't say.

Yet, with his awesome responsibility, there is no evidence of Pope Francis applying this discipline. He refuses repeated requests to correct his own lack of clarity, errors and misguidance. I'm at a loss to find its resemblance to Christ.

Most responsible Catholics have been forced, against their will, to face the truth about the Pope Francis pontificate and are writing about it in service to Christ and His people. His counterfeit church in China has risen so boldly and high in Christendom that not writing about it is a dereliction of duty to Christ.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Chums and Chumps

A lot has happened in the last few days with the Holy Father's rat pack in Rome.

First of all, EVEN George Weigel was willing to write an article confirming the Holy Father's dirty deeds in China.

Listen, I'm as guilty as the next person of contributions to injuries to the Mystical Body of Christ, so I'm not standing on moral high ground when I say the Catholic cufflink armchair warriors cover spiritual crimes and misdemeanors to preserve their apostolates from the wrath and retaliation of the episcopal corrupt. Being chummy with Bishops and Romans at swanky events is of utmost importance to their careers.

For a very long time, decades really, the bishops and Romans were able to diminish the efficacy of exposing corruption by forging a chum and chump club in Catholic social circles.

If your apostolate plays deaf, dumb and blind to the corruption, you are in the chum club. If you write about it, you are a member of the chump club.

Catholic Blogs delivered a lethal blow to the episcopal chum and chump club. The chumps became the champs.

I've been to the swanky events. The chums will privately admit what's happening, but they pay their mortgage with their apostolate, so the public charade must go on.

I'm pleased to see George couldn't stand it and came to Jesus on the assault upon the Mystical Body of Christ in China. But duly note that a chum, even when they do write about the corruption, will never hold the guilty party accountable. It's always mysterious and powerful hobbits surrounding the innocent fool. They use terms like 'chancery' or 'Vatican' or 'Holy See'.

Of course this dynamic can take place. But when a Pope spends five years praising heresy and heretics, appointing and giving them power, whilst slandering, obstructing, removing and alienating faithful Catholics - the problem isn't the hobbits, it's the Pope. The problem is the Holy Father.

When a chum exposes corruption, the Romans and Bishops are forced to mount their defense by attacking the whistleblower. Alas, with the exposition of their execution of Christ in China, the Holy Father and the enablers mounted an attack against Cardinal Zen and the whistleblowers.

The Vatican did not directly mention Cardinal Zen but said criticism of its China policy was "fostering confusion and controversy".

In its response, the Vatican said the Pope was in "constant contact with his collaborators... on Chinese issues".
"It is therefore surprising and regrettable that the contrary is affirmed by people in the Church, thus fostering confusion and controversy,

The corrupt are still living in the glory days when slandering whistleblowers was effective.

The reality is, when the chums are not willing to give them the nudge and the wink, there they stand exposing their own deceitfulness and calumny, telling the world the pope has blood on his hands.

We all know the pope is in constant contact with collaborators and is collaborating with them to force outcomes.

What isn't said is, the persecuted Church has been in constant contact with each other for decades. The internet provided us with means and tools. We know each other well. Communications and more importantly EVIDENCE has built trust. We know who all the players are in every corner of the earth. The corrupt do not realize what transpired through the internet in the last 20 years and so they play their cards in ignorance. Catholic parents worried about what was happening at their local parishes are more skilled than the FBI.

Please. Do don't tell us who the pope is collaborating with - we know all too well.

The Pope is well aware of the effects of his spiritual truancy because he had to penalize, silence and remove bishops teaching the authentic faith for the counterfeit empire he foisted upon his people to succeed.

Thank God, we now have media sources that refuge whistleblowers and Cardinal Zen was able to respond.

Cardinal Joseph Zen has criticized the Vatican’s Secretary of State over comments about the Holy See’s relations with China. Zen, the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, says Cardinal Pietro Parolin is a “man of little faith” and that he wonders if Parolin knows what “true suffering is.”

In a statement released on Monday, Cardinal Zen addressed the controversy over the Vatican legitimizing excommunicated bishops loyal to Beijing and the forcing of legitimate bishops of the underground Church into retirement.

Zen said that while several close associates have advised him to pray more and to speak less, he wants to “keep talking,” especially because he senses that “before long” he will no longer be able to speak.

“How many nights of suffering will the priests and laity endure, at the thought that they will have to bow down to and obey those bishops who are now illegitimate and excommunicated, but tomorrow will be legitimized by the Holy See, and supported by the government,” he said.

And that is the haunting question that lies before us.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Cardinal Marx Suggests the Church Develop Blessing Rituals for Breaking Sixth Commandment

It gives us all a special feeling to come to terms with the reality that Pope Francis thinks the "theology" of Cardinal Marx is the path to salvation.

The president of the German Bishops’ Conference has declared that, in his view, Catholic priests can conduct blessing ceremonies for homosexual couples.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx told the Bavarian State Broadcasting’s radio service that “there can be no rules” about this question. Rather, the decision of whether a homosexual union should receive the Church’s blessing should be up to “a priest or pastoral worker” and made in each individual case, the German prelate stated.

Why single out one? Why not develop a whole set of rituals to "bless" breaking the Sixth Commandment?

Shouldn't the Church have a ritual to 'bless' extramarital affairs?

What about a 'blessing' for masturbation?

It's hard to believe the Church would enable such a spiritual predator, but this is our reality. And of course he credits his enabler:

Describing this as a “fundamental orientation” emphasized by Pope Francis, Marx called for the Church to take “the situation of the individual, ... their life-story, their biography, ... their relationships” more seriously and accompany them, as individuals accordingly

What would stop a person who would enable the destruction of tens of thousands of immortal souls from enabling a pedophile? As destructive and horrifying as enabling a pedophile, from the mystical perspective, the latter is much less of a crime against human persons. As Christ warned us, people who do things to our bodies are not to be feared - a destroyer of immortal souls is far more dangerous.

It is surreal the counterfeit church has risen to the Chair of Peter.

I wish somebody would put a private detective on Marx and get to the root of his poisonous fruit. I really do.

O Lord, watch over your household with constant loving care. Let your protection forever shield those who place their trust solely upon the hope of your heavenly grace. Through our Lord.

Friday, February 2, 2018

In the Life of the Mystical Body of Christ, What happened in China is Judas Handing Over Christ's Body to the Romans

What happened in China is huge, and something we're going to be talking about for a long time.

Here's another description from Robert Royal.

Cardinal Zen has been energetic in warning about the unreliability of agreements with the Communists. (Rumors of an imminent agreement between China and the Vatican have been floating around for a couple of years now, without anything definite being revealed.) Asia News, a publication of the Vatican, itself reacted to last week’s news with a warning about substituting “illegitimate” bishops for “legitimate” ones. The ChiComs (as we used to call them during the Cold War) are smart and shrewd. They know how to manipulate Western values, in this case, “unifying” the churches, i.e., the religious inclination to think we can fix all problems with dialogue, building bridges, diplomatic arrangements.

Meanwhile, China continues to cut crosses off church buildings, close some, dynamite still others. The New York Times reported just two weeks ago that China had destroyed the Golden Lampstand church – with 60,000 worshippers the largest evangelical community in the country. The reason: the large, conspicuous edifice had been “secretly” constructed, had failed to get official building permits, etc. These are the usual fig leaves of tyrannical regimes all over the world when they attack religion. I’ve heard top Chinese leaders blame local authorities for “excesses and errors,” but these seem to recur with a suspect regularity that no one seems to take steps to stop.

Late last night, a friend texted me his concerns about what is transpiring in China. As I was writing my response, it suddenly occurred to me that in the life of Christ's Mystical Body, what I was describing was Judas handing over Christ to the Romans.

That's what's going down. And not just in China.

He's handing over Church Teaching to enmity and error, and every one of us to the Romans whose historical role is to dispose of Christ.

The fun is just beginning!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Romans are up to no good.

From time to time in the history of the Church, a group of apostates have overcome Vatican City.

It thankfully hasn't happened very often. But do you remember when the most recent group of apostates dismantled the Pontifical Academy of Life and St. John Paul II Institute to usher in events to confuse and diminish the efficacy of Church teaching on the Fifth Commandment?

The apostates did what they always do. Remove Catholics who teach Church teaching and use It as the guidance source for making right and wrong choices and they reconstituted the apostolates to hoodwink Catholics into breaking Commandments.

In anticipation of what we all knew would happen, a group of faithful Catholics formed a group to respond to the devil's work.

And respond they did:

John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family (JAHLF) said that the Nov. 16-17 conference hosted by the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) — which was recently gutted and re-constituted by Pope Francis — had "serious problems."

"The spirit of the meeting seems to have been precisely that: a neutral presentation of differing viewpoints on end-of-life questions," stated the document signed by JAHLF President Josef Seifert and other members of the academy....

"It is troubling that, just at a time when Catholic faithful most need firm and clear directions in order to resist the prevailing secular trends, the Holy See could have hosted a meeting in which opinions, which overtly contradict Catholic teaching, were treated as worthy opinions and even placed on the same level as those which uphold the Church’s teaching. In this regard, it is also troubling that the central ethical and theological truths concerning death, dying, and suffering were markedly underrepresented," they added.

As we all have experienced on the parish and diocese level, the presentations were maniacal:

"Seeking to impose on a doctor the duty to perform abortions or euthanasia (or, alternatively, to leave the medical profession or a given hospital), or to impose on him the duty to refer a woman to an abortionist, is gravely sinful and a direct violation of his inalienable human dignity and freedom of conscience, " they state.

"The same also applies to the case where a pro-life physician is claimed to be obliged to refer a patient (who requests physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia) to a colleague who would perform such acts. Not only is the pro-life physician not obliged to refer a patient to a colleague who would perform intrinsically wrong acts, he is also absolutely morally forbidden to do so," they continue.
"Not only is the pro-life physician not obliged to refer a patient to a colleague who would perform intrinsically wrong acts, he is also absolutely morally forbidden to do so," they add.

The authors revealed the fallacy behind the argument of "moral autonomy" to justify euthanasia and assisted suicide.

One can hardly imagine a worse perversion of moral truth and natural right than the idea that a person has a right to demand that other persons commit the crime to murder him. Nobody has any right whatsoever to demand from society to assist him to commit a crime against himself, or to oblige others to commit the crime of murdering him. Quite the contrary, the others and the State, in virtue of their true moral autonomy, a moral autonomy subjected to the truth, have the absolute moral duty to reject such a request.

I wonder if there is anyone sane who hasn't fled Rome with the ability to recognize the place has become infested. And not just a little. It needs to be quarantined, everyone in it needs to fast with 24 hour Adoration in every Church for 30 days and a dozen or so exorcists brought in?