Sunday, May 22, 2016

The bleeding heart liberals have brought great suffering to the people of Venezuela.



They have run out of other people's money, food, medicine, electricity and toilet paper.

Socialized medicine has collapsed healthcare.

The day had begun with the usual hazards: chronic shortages of antibiotics, intravenous solutions, even food. Then a blackout swept over the city, shutting down the respirators in the maternity ward.

Doctors kept ailing infants alive by pumping air into their lungs by hand for hours. By nightfall, four more newborns had died.

“The death of a baby is our daily bread,” said Dr. Osleidy Camejo, a surgeon in the nation’s capital, Caracas, referring to the toll from Venezuela’s collapsing hospitals.

The economic crisis in this country has exploded into a public health emergency, claiming the lives of untold numbers of Venezuelans. It is just part of a larger unraveling here that has become so severe it has prompted President Nicolás Maduro to impose a state of emergency and has raised fears of a government collapse.


Howw could Sister Wearthepants know Obamacare would kill people? She thought it was just going to be free. Nurses, doctors, surgical equipment and machinery, medicines -- it was all going to be as free as Obama's chemical sterilization of women and abortions.

The Obama-like lawlessness has taken over the country.

The liberal looneyism of Catholic bishops which we now see shilled from the Chair of Peter is really hitting paydirt:

Hugo Chávez, the president from 1999 until his death in 2013, made his followers believe that his brand of Bolivarian socialism was the road to dignity. He channeled billions of dollars in oil revenues to the poor, creating — for a while, at least — an illusion of growth and inclusion. Five years ago, none of us would have believed that hunger would become a part of daily life for most Venezuelans. Today, all it takes to confirm this hunger is looking out my window.

How would communist bishops know that breaking the backs of working people to give stuff for free until their paycheck shrunk beyond the means to keep a roof over their own family's heads would end up starving 90% of the population. Math is really hard when Mommy and Daddy were the last people who kept a roof over your head and food on the table.

They thought they were helping us all to make employers with money to hire employees the enemy of the people.

Recently, a woman who works at a nearby beauty parlor decided to start her commute earlier than usual to join the line in hopes of finding milk. As per the government-mandated schedule, her turn to shop for basic goods is every Friday. She gave up on her weekly trips to the local supermarket, not only because she has to work on Fridays, but also because she is terrified of being held at gunpoint by the robbers who wait to pounce on shoppers if they emerge with anything inside their grocery bags. Her 8-month-old granddaughter hasn’t had formula in months, she told me. She worries about the breast milk her mother feeds her, since she has only bread and noodle soup to eat.

Our mayor recently noted that stray dogs had all but disappeared from our neighborhood, and people are hunting pigeons in the main square.

I’m fortunate enough to go to bed at night without a grumbling belly. I have access to hard currency, which I use to buy black-market goods at jacked-up prices. I fill a suitcase with bags of rice and other grains whenever I travel abroad. Most Venezuelans cannot find the food they’re looking for, and when they do, they cannot afford it. But these daily episodes of despair make me dread the next morning, and the stories of suffering keep me up at night...

“Yo no creo en nadie” has stopped being funny. It’s become the credo of a people who no longer believe in the state as a guarantor of justice and security. It exposes the betrayal felt by Venezuelans who trusted in a government that won elections by handing out food, to the detriment of our democracy, our economy and the rule of law. It is the testimony of a government that professed to give people dignity, at the expense of the institutions that were in place to guarantee it.




This powerful explanation of this frightening situation is a must-watch:









God help us all.

Confessions of a Catholic Blogger



This post from the bear really hit home with me!

Bless me father for I have blogged...

The photoshopped "I can't get away from him" picture is hysterical!

I don't know what's the matter with me. I just can't seem to take a shine to the confusion sown by the devil or the communists. LOL.

Seriously, there's a lot to keep in mind in this...ah...situation.

A few weeks back, I linked to some posts during the consecration like this one.

On February 1, I wrote an article that made the case that we are heading into the final year of reign of Satan, foretold in Pope Leo XIII’s vision...

The Latin phrase, motus in fine velocior, is commonly used to indicate the faster passing of the time at the end of an historical period. I’ve heard it said that it means, “Things accelerate toward the end.” We are living through an historical hour which is not necessarily the end of times, but certainly could be marked as the end of an era.

Up until recent years, I was completely unaware of this prophecy attributed to Our Lady of Good Success, but many years prior to that, I had been saying that “something happened … something erupted in the 1960s …”

“Thus I make it known to you that from the end of the 19th century and shortly after the middle of the 20th century…the passions will erupt and there will be a total corruption of morals… As for the Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with His Church, it will be attacked and deeply profaned. Freemasonry, which will then be in power, will enact iniquitous laws with the aim of doing away with this Sacrament, making it easy for everyone to live in sin and encouraging procreation of illegitimate children born without the blessing of the Church … In this supreme moment of need for the Church, the one who should speak will fall silent.” -Our Lady of Good Success


I think we have a bigger problem than his 'falling silent' but I digress.

Observing the world, one can't help but notice the dramatic increase in diabolical disorientation. Pope Leo XIII's time frame for the reign of the devil could be coming to a close. It's like we are living in a world where a spell has been cast over the village and we are trying to navigate through the walking dead, trying to wake up the zombies.

A fair number of priests have spent a few decades imprisoning Sanctifying Grace and the Holy Father is now strengthening their fortress. Moreover he is calling the people we've catechized and preserved from the wolf to practice against the tools for Sanctifying Grace.

I've come to the conclusion the Holy Father gets our people are so far from Sanctifying Grace they're hearts are too hardened for the intellect to process truth. I think he's on the same page with us this far.

It starts getting stupid after this meeting of the minds.

Instead of stopping and disciplining priests who are hoodwinking them and giving our people the tools for salvation, he's empowered wolves and even adopted their talking points.

I've come to the conclusion the Holy Father is well-intentioned and honestly believes luring the cathechized into making judgments on temptation with the talking points of disordered prelates is... helping us all out. No amount of explaining what is happening to our well-catechized family members makes any difference to him.

A good man trying to resuscitate lousy ideas. Lousy ideas that have repeatedly failed through centuries and do not stand up to Catholic theology and Scripture.

I have learned from experience: Try though I may, the Holy Father's good intentions do not seem to be giving a boost to my temperance. I have to give me a few days to cool off before I write about it and make some extra trips to the Sacrament of Confession, Adoration.

The temperature is rising in the furnace. In fire, gold will be tested.

With respect to Catholics articulating the Holy Father's contradictions with Scripture and the Deposit of Faith, there's no question it is a spiritual challenge. One that I occasionally take to the Sacraments not so much for what I say as what I have to stop myself from saying. Especially when I encounter a person whose salvation has been further imperiled by the adultery being sown as virtue during this pontificate.

Believe it or not, I have one commenter who is so screwed up, they're unable to grasp the concept of being faithful to Christ in this crucible. This individual thinks Christ's elect should follow the beliefs of a pope contradicting Church teaching, rather than Church teaching Itself.

Pope says: "Practice Church teaching"
Another Pope says: "Contradict Church teaching with practice"

This poor slob can't see one road leads to Heaven and one to hell. He is not alone.

I believe blogs are critical to shining the light into the darkness.

The Fr. Rosica conference was one of the most spiritually entertaining moments of the screwball spirituality from this pontificate.


“Often times the obsessed, scrupulous, self-appointed, nostalgia-hankering virtual guardians of faith or of liturgical practices are very disturbed, broken and angry individuals, who never found a platform or pulpit in real life and so resort to the Internet and become trolling pontiffs and holy executioners.

Catholic parenting can't hold a candle to the platform of the salt and light of livestreaming heretics on the internet? He's living the dream.

Hey - they are not going to let the results of a pontificate slandering the practice of credos in the Catechism steal their momentum.


The show must go on. Blame the blogs. It couldn't possibly be them, right?

A ray of hope for them in the United States: the pope is right up there with the biggest enemy of Christians in the US - Barack Hussein. Pope Francis is in the running to be as admired as spiritual heavyweights of the world, Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie and Oprah Winfrey.

Game on. Find more apostates and parade them around St. Peter's Square in front of our children. Put the Pope in audience and have him applaud. Appoint episcopal heretics to write more papal exhortations. Hang the communist fist necklace around the Pope's neck for photo ops. Fly to communist nations and praise murdering dictators. Fly communist Bernie Sanders to a luxury suite beside the Pope's hotel room. Find more shepherds misleading souls and appoint them as your spokesperson to caricature faithful Catholics.

Why should the guardians of the faith in the home find this disturbing?

Why can't we just grab a bicycle and ride around the sanctuary like they do?

What's there to be angry about?

Why let their liturgical practice of hoverboarding around Christ Crucified get us into a tizzy.

Oh wait.

Blogging through this storm is not an easy chore. Pray for bloggers.

Meanwhile, here a little Sunday nugget of wisdom for the Romans:

If a handful of Catholic blogs are being read by the Holy See and are the subject of a press conference by the Pope's spokesman - it is time to face a startling climax:

It is a platform. And an effective one at that.



Saturday, May 21, 2016

When the Pope misinterprets Scripture...he's up creek without a paddle!


This was really out there with Shirley McLaine, wasn't it?

This morning Pope Francis gave a homily at Casa Santa Marta where he appeared to claim that Jesus approved of the Mosaic Law on divorce on the grounds of mercy. Or, as Francis put it, Jesus enunciated the "official" truth while then going above it or beyond it in order to engage in accompaniment, integration and discernment.

Good grief.

This is of course the very opposite of what is described in Matthew 19 and Mark 10. It is the Pharisees who attempt to use the Mosaic Law to justify divorce. And it is Jesus who rebukes them for it.

Right?

The crowd is trying to trick Christ into saying his own teaching on marriage is in error because Moses permitted divorce and He points them to their own hardness of heart and sin.

By no stretch of the imagination is the encounter Christ's merciful stamp of approval on the adultery committed in the polygamy of a second marriage.

A rather shocking misinterpretation of theology by a Roman Pontiff. God help him.

Euthanasia: When you grow tired of caring for your sick relatives, kill them


Mother kills her sick daughter when caring for her becomes too much.

In a world that has become cruel to sick and imperfect people, there is great hope in a community awake and alert enough to recognize what this mother did to her own flesh and blood.

Isn't it ironic that somewhere down the street, politicians craft legislation to legally kill sick people and they are not in jail?




Thursday, May 19, 2016

When can divorced and remarried Catholics without annulment receive the Sacrament of Confession?


Great interview by Cardinal Burke in which he acknowledges the content of the exhortation that is misleading so many.

As regards absolution for the divorced and “remarried,” Cardinal Burke explained why they cannot obtain absolution without deciding to separate or at least to live “as brother and sister.” The cardinal placed this requirement in the light of the “grace” which is bestowed on every person who is married to live “in fidelity to that marriage,” whatever the circumstances.

He also clarified that while Amoris laetitia affirms that “no one can be condemned forever, because that is not the logic of the Gospel,” man can indeed refuse grace and choose hell

And that's the way it is. The Sacrament of Confession can't be given to a person who lacks the intention to stop committing the sin.

I forgot about the false claim that no one can be condemned forever. The boldness of that lie amazes me. Even if one is ignorant of the purpose and theology behind the Incarnation and Sacrifice which purchased the Sacraments of the Catholic Church to save ourselves from an eternity in hell, how could a pontiff so boldly contradict Scripture in its entirety?

Somebody recently repeated Pope Francis belief that the more one commits the sin of sodomy with one person, the sin turns to virtue.

I asked them to apply that concept to other sins to see if it works.

Let's say you steal from the same neighbor a few times a week for five or six years. If a pope claimed that committing the same sin against one person turns stealing into virtue, would you believe this to be consistent with the Holy Spirit?

I mean, come on. It is so obvious.

Let's say you wake up at 3am and sneak over to your neighbors house to covet his wife a few times a week. Would the Holy Spirit lead you to believe you are practicing virtue the more you commit adultery against your wife with his?

In essence, this is exactly what the Romans just did.

Why wouldn't you say to yourself "This theology is daft, something is wrong here."?

It is not complicated to find the truth in this situation.

Christ warned us of this time and it has arrived.



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Time for some Nastyassing from Fr. Rosica



It seems Catholics who object to heresy and bicycle masses are getting on Fr. Rosica's nerves:


“Often times the obsessed, scrupulous, self-appointed, nostalgia-hankering virtual guardians of faith or of liturgical practices are very disturbed, broken and angry individuals, who never found a platform or pulpit in real life and so resort to the Internet and become trolling pontiffs and holy executioners!” Rosica said.

I'll just bet he was just dying to add "rosary-saying nymphs polluting the earth with too many children", don't you think?

The irony of his cesspool of hate directed to faithful Catholics does not go unnoticed.

There's a simple solution to the unwanted criticism of heresy and bicycle masses: Stop it.

Just stop it.

If you stop producing materials that mislead the people we love, you will not find us on your tail trying to make you stop.

Some things never change.

Got a pedophile? Got a priest on a bike in the Sanctuary? Got a clapping fornication homily? Got a Pope who tells homosexuals he was elected so the Church could finally add the virtue of sodomy in our credo? Got a pope who tells women it's okay to use abortifacients if there is a risk the baby will have a birth defect or there is a mosquito in the village?

 Fr Rosica is displaying the centuries old response to how the Church responds to complaints of wrongdoing.



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Fr. Phillip Brown - WOLF ALERT--Coming to St. Mary's Seminary (hide your cassocks)



If you have not read this take-down of the 'Pope Francis effect' moonbats, sit yourself in a nice comfy chair with a cup of delicious cup of tea and enjoy!

The brilliant take-down came from a priest friend of Fr. Z's after reading some apostate crowing by the future rector of St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore.

What happened to that place? I thought St. Mary's was one of the handful that formed seminarians to be faithful?

Someone expressed reservations several years back but this revelation seems to indicate it has completely fallen to the dogs?

Do read the post in its entirety but here is a quip from the response of priest:

I have known Father Brown for many years, and have a great deal of respect and admiration for him personally, but this public interview he gave with an openly dissenting “Catholic” publication warrants an alumnus response.

As one of the many cassock-wearing, Communion-on-the-tongue-receiving, Latin-loving, Extraordinary-Form-Mass-saying young priests that have passed through the halls of Theological College, allow me to say plainly to anyone who would agree with the tone and sentiment of this article that you have deliberately and painfully pigeon-holed men who love the Church and cast us to be pompous little monsters simply because we have a different theological/liturgical outlook than you. You condescend towards us as if we were not thinking, opining, and sincere men. You gossip about us, ensuring that we are “put in our places” and “taught a thing or two” by your confreres. You confuse our strong convictions with arrogance and accuse us of being staunch when we are trying more than anything else to be faithful, helpful, and loving.

But let’s be quite honest…you don’t really know us because you never took the time to get to know us. You saw us when we were in the seminary chapel or over breakfast…but that’s about it. Have you seen us at 2:00 AM in the hospital? Have you seen us working late into the night on a funeral homily? Have you seen us giving up our one day off a week to visit with a lonely elderly parishioner? Have you seen us on our knees at night before the tabernacle weeping because we just buried a child earlier that day? Have you seen us celebrate four Masses on a weekend, hear hours of confessions, and still show up to Sunday evening Youth Ministry? Have you seen us wear the same pair of socks two days in a row because we simply ran out of time to do laundry? Have you seen us muster a smile even when we’re exhausted, or miss Christmas with our families because we’re assigned 300 miles away, or forget to eat dinner because there’s another meeting to go to? The answer is no. What you see are the cassocks and birettas and fiddleback chasubles and accuse us of being “out of touch.” Well the reality is, you are guilty of the very thing you accuse us of. You ignore our humanity, our struggle, our sincerity, and you fixate on external things to make your judgments.

This nails the Pope Francis and the stomach-turning 'effect' he has infested our families and Christ's Church with right to the tree.

The judgmental willful-ignoramus crowd always has plenty of gossip, delusions and urban legends to defend their vocation leading souls into temptation and sin. Most seminarians and young priests I've known for the past fifteen years have complained that these priests watch television instead of praying the office, are gay, hitting the sauce and spend their time nastyassing faithful Catholics. They don't want to be assigned to parishes where they reside because of the contempt directed towards living your vocation sober and leading souls to sanctifying grace.

They still think this is attractive to young men called to the vocation of the priesthood.

A hell of a lot less disruptive to your life than facing your demons.

You know those dreams we all have that we know is a spiritual encounter in the mystical world?

I don't have them that often but when I do, they knock me off of my feet. Their meaning is not always immediately clear but when I have them, I know its only a matter of time before I understand them.

I had one last night.

I had completely forgotten about it and heard 'humility' as clear as a bell when I was puttering around this morning.

What's that you say? Humility?

Wait,  I thought to myself, somebody recently told me I needed to practice humility--who was it?

Oh yea, it was one of those dreams that was so real it woke me up.  My guardian angel was walking with me on the rocks on the beach.  It was a little dangerous and we were carefully trying to get down to the water.

I was shocked.   We are always shocked, aren't we?

I told him I could think of a lot of root sins and sins against humility is not one of them.  I always give glory to God, Mary, the Angels and Saints for anything good that is produced with my contribution.

I gave him all my talking points but he kept insisting "practice humility".

I remember waking up thinking that was more than a dream, and what do these people want from me?!   I went right back to sleep and completely forgot about it until I heard the word 'humility' this morning.

I can imagine him thinking 'Ugh - all that and she doesn't even remember!'.      LOL.

Ok, I'll give it a try. Tomorrow.

The real problem with the 'Francis effect' is,  there is no examination of their conscience or absolution of their sin.   They are here to examine the consciences of people who teach the tools for seeking absolution of sin!

They've got it all figured out.  It isn't them, everybody's been wrong in the Church for 2000 years.

 This one's arrogant and that one's staunch and the other one doesn't like to dance and that one isn't Christian and the other one is self-absorbed and this one is screwing like a rabbit, that one is a promethean neo-plagian and the other one is consumed with wearing ancient clothes practices and a creed-reciting parrot, the other one is a smarmy sourpuss Debbie Downer, this one is a nostalgic old person pining for things that are no longer life-giving and that one is a fundamentalist and the other one has a heart as sour as vinegar, this one is a querulous disillusioned pessimist and the other one is a pickled pepper faced authoritarian and that one is a museum mummy.

Come on kids, why can't we be non-judgmental like them and just let them teach our children licentiousness and deceit, lies and falsehoods?  

HAHA.

I don't think so.   This is the time to kick the game up a few notches.

Enie, meanie, miney moe.
Catch an aspostate by the toe
If he hollers, don't let go
Enie, meanie, miney moe.

Enjoy this beautiful day.

Blessed Feast of the Pentecost!




Saturday, May 14, 2016

"Nuns"


I was fortunate to live in a time and place when 'nuns' were consecrated religious women devoted to the Sacraments and empowering our people with the tools for salvation.

It is funny how one person can have such an impact on a young child.


My grandfather was a stickler for teaching us all to read the newspaper every day to know what is going on in the world and have the ability to intelligently discuss it. He died in 65, just about the time moral corruption was being spoonfed through the media to the village idiots. He was lightyears ahead of his time. Right before he died, I remember him pointing out trash on television and teaching me never to let that anywhere near my intellect and soul.


In spite of my Irish Catholic upbringing, I think reading the newspaper armed me with just enough of the propaganda to give the nuns a run for their money. One sister in particular took an interest in divesting me of my delusions.

I quite frankly don't know how she could stand it!

She brilliantly used my willingness to deliver the talking points of the world and taught the 40 students listening how to unravel the spin and find the truth, even if we didn't/wouldn't acknowledge it. (I try to use her great gift and witness on this blog!)

And how she loved. Everyone in the class knew I was her favorite student.

This woman was a master at looking through the windows of our eyes to see our soul and using her vocation and gifts to direct you to Christ.

Years after graduation I went back to get my transcripts for some courses I was taking and bumped into her in the hallway. It was at a point in my life when I was tangled up with some wild wealthy stallion who had taken me on quite a ride away from Sanctifying Grace. One part of me was so happy to see her and the other part of me said 'oh crap' because I knew she would see it.

I enthusiastically gave her a big hug and a kiss and good news from my family and friends, hoping she would not drop the shoe. But she did. She kept asking what was the matter, something is wrong. I kept assuring her all was well. She was trying to engage me in a spiritual encounter which I kept brushing off. Defeated, she withdrew, saying almost to herself, "Something is wrong, I can see it in your eyes".

I returned to my car exhausted and I'm sure she went to Our Lord and Mary and covered me in prayer.

This is the kind of a nun we are blessed to have in the Catholic Church!

It is such a sorrowful sight to see what religious women have done to their vocation.

It is a spectacle of morally-bankrupt pathetic sea hags who have spent decades using their vocation to lead generations into temptation and sin. They are dried up fruitless branches. All that is left for them to do is stand on edge of their graves in their polyester suits from the Men's Warehouse and clamor about their inferiority complexes and low self-esteem.

Much has been reported about how Pope Francis responded, including on this blog.

I wish I knew why the Pope pretends he doesn't know the Church has a Deposit of Faith that beautifully answers any and every question people have posed for 2000 years. Why does he continually distance himself from it or diminish it as error he intends to correct?

This trajectory is doing terrible damage to the inside of the family and Church - and to his own credibility.

Does he wish to diminish the glorious vocation a woman, which the Blessed Mother revealed to us at the Wedding Feast of Cana, to driving to the Church to hand towels to men?

Please.

It was a terrible question that revealed the spiritual poverty of the religious woman who asked it. His answer disclosed his own poverty on the vocation of women.

But I will say this - at least this time Pope Francis said he would check for answers with the CDF. But let us not kid ourselves because he also said this:

“It seems useful to me to have a commission that would clarify this well.”

Given the history of this papacy contradicting the Magisterium, I do not hold out hope about good-faith motives and outcome of this 'commission' to 'clarify' what he should already know about the vocation of a woman.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Consecration



Hard to believe this is the 99th Anniversary.

I wasn't able to connect to RomanCatholicMan website but wanted to post a consecration prayer in the event you haven't done so already.

Consecration Prayer.

May each of you always feel the presence of the Queen of Angels in your life, home, family!

Thursday, May 12, 2016