Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Holy Father has ended his charade of "stealth"


Fr Longenecker has an article at CRUX in which he wonders out loud whether the the Holy Father's Amoris Laetitia circus and monkeys are executing heresy by stealth.

I think it's safe to say, what is now an indisputable execution of an attempted decapitation of the Head of Christ, the Deposit of Faith from our people is anything but stealth.

One of the things they drill into seminarians is upon a new assignment in a parish or apostolate, the only thing you change in the first year is your underpants.

Looking back upon this papacy, this is a perfect description of its beginning.  There was a time when the Pope's agenda was stealth but the man is completely out of the closet now!

The main problem with the “change by stealth” approach has already become apparent. Because Amoris Laetitia remains ambiguous, different bishops will issue contradictory guidelines. Their attempts to clarify the pope’s teaching will therefore only cause more confusion and contradiction.

Worst of all, the priests and people will find themselves picking and choosing which pastoral guidelines they prefer. “Shall I listen to Chaput or Scicluna?”

He is fracturing every bone in the Mystical Body of Christ in the hope for this outcome.

What is stealth about this?

Our job is to stand in the public square and say "I see what you are doing and God sees it too."

When tomorrow comes.

When tomorrow comes!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Vatican starts excommunicated apostate series of postage stamps

First stamp will be Martin Luther.

Sources say they've got Henry VIII and Elizabeth Taylor in the queue for the Amoris Laetitia Marriage and the Eucharist Commemoration Stamps. 

The putana stamps will be released on Fat Tuesday.

Rome has fallen to the dogs.

Bishops continue to publicly duel over what the Holy Father meant to convey in the ambiguity of Amoris Laetitia

..And the Pope watches the confusion he's sowing in silence.

Another bishop takes a stab at deciphering the mumbo-jumbo to tell us the Pope means adulterers have to practice chastity to receive Communion.

A fabulous attempt by bishop Lopes to circumvent the spiritual homicides of the Holy See.  What else can you do but try to get your own see to cling to Sanctifying Grace to ride out the storm.

The CRUX article ends by pointing out the Pope himself already told us Amoris Laetitia instructs couples to continue to live in a perpetual state of mortal sin and receive the Eucharist in the state of their loss of redemption.

Since Amoris was released in April 2016, different bishops around the world have interpreted its provisions on the divorced and civilly remarried in a variety of fashions. Several, like Lopes, have held that it does not represent a break with previous practice, while others, including the bishops of Pope Francis’s own Buenos Aires region in Argentina, have said that it does.

In that case, the pontiff wrote the Buenos Aires bishops to compliment their draft guidelines.

And here we thought the last circus was closing down.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cardinal O'Malley appointed to CDF

A little news for Boston Catholics -- Cardinal O'Malley has been appointed to the CDF.

I don't know how the fiefdom of the CDF is structured, but media reports seem to indicate his appointment is to a department that investigates clergy sexual abuse.

Isn't this the job Deely held for years back in his Monsignor days?

Kind of a low level job for a Cardinal, isn't it?

Somebody please tell me this appointment will require he take up permanent residence in a cozy little apartment in Rome and we will be getting a new Archbishop?

He's been wanting to live in Rome for years.  His heart is there, and the inmates have been running the asylum here in Boston for a very long time., so this would be a welcome outcome for everyone involved. 

How could he effectively manage a large archdiocese, continue his current advisory roles and take on another assignment at the CDF?  There aren't enough hours in the day.  He doesn't have the time for the assignments he already holds.

A few things I find curious about this appointment:

Cardinal O'Malley's management of accusations involves hysteria and  gross civil, canonical and spiritual injustices to the accused.    Even when an accused priest has evidence that exonerates or makes the accusation impossible or unlikely, the accused is stripped of his vocation and money is given to the accuser.   The treatment of the accused is unjust and cruel and most certainly sinful.  Any righteous person who follows these incidents would be sickened.  

Is the Holy See going to adopt unjust practices against the accused?  Or is the leopard going to change his spots?

More importantly, I would expect that credentials for a position at the CDF mandate sophisticated mastery of ethics and theology.   

Like every one of us, Cardinal Sean is doing his best to use his gifts and talents to serve Christ and his people.   He has a great love for the poor.

With respect to theology, faithful Catholics have had a lot of run ins with Cardinal Sean.   The diocese is replete with priests and laity who either don't teach the faith or they blatantly contradict it.  This causes immature faith of children to be misled quite easily.

For many years, the chancery was a place that took up a hostile enemy position against parents and priests encountering spiritual abuse, heresy and apostasy.  

Not the kind of conduct that belongs anywhere near the CDF.

One of our run ins involved a contract to hire off-site abortionists and commitments to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to chauffeur the victims to the hireling to be executed.  Cardinal Sean could not grasp the theological contradictions inherent in his arrangement and needed the bioethics center folks to help him come to Jesus on it.   

When the bioethics center put the kibosh on the arrangement, rather than an apology to lay people who called his attention to the theology and ethical problems, Cardinal Sean called CJ Doyle, myself and Judie Brown of the American Life League "people doing a great disservice to the Church".

Again, this is not the illustration of mature adults on a pursuit of truth necessary for an appointment at the CDF.

A bishop is a spiritual parent whose primary responsibility is the sanctification of his see.   The complexity of problems we run into isn't limited to heretics and apostates.   Weakness, cowardice, pride, stupidity, communist leanings and a whole host of other problems can make a bishop ineffective or problematic.

Finally, I call the attention of Boston readers to the last line in the article linked above.    Terry Donilon took the phone off the hook.   Can anyone explain to me what that man does to earn his salary?

Saying nothing is certainly an improvement from inflammatory remarks, threats and slander, but how do they justify his overblown salary?

Saturday, January 14, 2017

An oldie but a goodie on demonic activity.

Something else we can all use a refresher course on from time to time.

Much thanks to our friend Kevin for this rocking article on demonic activity.

I am certain TTC readers, who are Eucharistic, Sacramental Catholics have experienced and sensitive to demonic activity.

The only time I experienced a real harrasment was when I was practicing Mystical prayer, going to daily Mass, frequent Adoration, Doing and teaching St Louis DeMontfort Consecration, etc.    I think the most powerful Church Mikitants are our prayer warriors, celibate priests and consecrated religious who move mountains with their prayers and intercessions.  The devil has of a lot of interest in throwing stumbling blocks in their direction.

The scariest thing I ever experienced was the bed shaking. Until this article I didn't know that was one of the devils regular tricks.  I got a kick out of the description of paralysis that sets in when it happens.  You would think the instinct would be to jump out of bed and get the Blessed salt and holy water, but you get so scared you don't move a muscle!  You are not supposed to talk to them but I got rid of it by calling him a no good so and so and saying the Hail Mary and Glory be.

Most of us only cause enough trouble for the devil to be on his lower list of priorities. He hangs around looking for ways to tempt us and lead us away from God. I like how the article talks about feeling the presence of something before he pull a stunt. That is such an obvious clue that we often dismiss until he strikes or provokes. One of the exorcists in the article describes how the devil can feel the Presence of Christ in a hidden pic. I believe the opposite is also true. A soul in a State of Grace can also feel the presence of a demon though we usually dismiss that feeling. Our Guardian Angel is constantly counseling us. We have to pay much more attention to stay ahead of invisible spiritual enemies And our own flaws.

One of the most clever things a demon does is use people we love and trust to infuence or derail us. Remember when Peter suggested Christ not suffer and die and Christ responded with "Get behind me satan"? I'm seldom on my toes enough to manage this and even more unaware when Satan is using me to get to somebody I love.

Holy Water can keep us out of an awful lot of trouble!

The instinct of the soul is constantly speaking to us about spiritual things. My new year's resolution is to listen more carefully. It's a full-time job!

A few reminders from Fr Z about Holy Water

I benefit from refreshers on Holy Water from time to time.

Blessed Salt too.

Use them.  A lot.

Have a small bottle in your purse, in your desk at work, in your car, buy a contest for your house and keep it filled.

Any time you experience the slightest feeling that something is off, going wrong.  The devil hates it and takes flight.

Find a priest who says the Latin Mass, buy a gallon of distilled water and some Kosher salt and call to make arrangements to have him perform the Rite.

Don't dilute it.

A few weeks back I went into an antique store to try to find an antique pin.  The woman who ran the store, a lovely woman, told me the building was an old freemason's hall and after that, a funeral parlor.   She told me she was into ghost chasing, showed me a few pictures of ghosts captured in and around the building and on ghost tours in CE!Etwroes and other places around town.  She took me to the funeral parlor room and said a woman comes once a week for small group sessions to summon the dead, how she "cleans" things with sage.

When I find people who are caught up in "ghost" hunting, I try to find ways to explain that these manifestations do rarely occur, but they are souls trying to reach out to us in their suffering to ask us for prayer.   

And, my simple response to an invitation to summon the dead is to explain I am a practicing Catholic and follow Church teaching on the matter.  They are often practicing Catholics too and it's enough to drop the seeds upon their thick heads, praying for them to take root.

I couldn't get out of the antique stores fast enough, and when I got to my car, I rummaged through it to see if I had Holy Water.  I was so glad to find it.    It is a good practice to keep supplies in various places to use when you come across a little locus of principalities and powers.  And I don't have to tell TTC readers, these sacramentals are not magical forces that are effective in a state of mortal sin, so always keep yourself in a state of Sanctifying Grace.   Most demons would rather host on somebody who is less work to convince, but there are demons who like the challenge and if you enter a locus, they'll hop a ride on your back to cause mischief with you or in your home.

With the 100th anniversary of Fatima, it is a big year for spiritual stuff.  Keep on your toes!

Friday, January 13, 2017

What do you suppose is wrong with a bishop who announces "avoiding sex can be humanly impossible"?

Askde from being someone the Pope should hire a private detective to follow, this man should be defrocked.

He is absolutely clueless about what the Sacraments are and what they do.

He goes on to advise people that make judgments about acting upon temptation to sin based upon whether you can make Jesus get comfortable with mortal sin.

What a freak show!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Knights of Malta Fire Another Salvo at Kangaroo Investigation

It should be obvious that a termination is warranted when an employee is involved in a project of leading souls into temptation and sin by passing out condoms. Here is a broken bottle. Go scratch your backsides.

With the library of of letters we have sent to the Holy See documenting spiritual abuse and malpractice,heresy and apostasy in our parishes, schools, chanceries and apostolate, which they have refused to act upon, this really tells the story of the sinister forces of the Pope Francis papacy, doesn't it?

They stopped the investigation of decades of diabolical activities of the coven of dyke nuns and they initiate an investigation into the terminations of pimps.

I am shocked the Holy See is willing to boldly march into war with the Knights of Malta. All of its members are extraordinarily wealthy donors to the Church and many hold very influential positions in the public sector.

Money has always been the oxygen of of bishops and cardinals. They have spent decades selling the salvation of immortal souls for money.

They are so bloodthirsty for Cardinal Burke they are cutting their own supply of oxygen.

I would love to know if Soros gave the Holy See money and if so, how much.

Something really stinks. What we need is a Catholic Wikileaks.

There is some speculation that the Holy See will eventually retaliate by taking away the red hats of Cardinals who have asked the Holy Father to clear out the smoke of Satan.

The good Cardinals will not be threatened into silence and the pushback is going to make the covert coup that floored Hillary Clinton look like a weekend retreat with the Tinkerbells at the Peace and Justice Commission.

They have no idea what they are up against.



Monday, January 9, 2017

Cardinal Müller (oddly) claims Amoris Laetitia is crystal clear

Fr Z has the scoop.

A very strange interview in which he also says it doesn't pose a threat to the faith and he doesn't like the idea of asking the Pope what in God's Name he is talking about.

He's got to be pulling our leg.

Even if he doesn't have the backbone to publicly admit the process was hijacked and manipulated, the exhortation was intentionally muddled so the Holy Father could grant license to the beloved heresies he surrounded the circus with, it is simply not possible to take the position there is faithfulness and clarity in Amoris Laetitia.

The man is in charge of the CDF and therefore knows how the perverted instrument has been declared as changing in practice withholding reception of the Eucharist when the communicant is living a life of unrepentant adultery. 

The Holy Father was asked directly whether Amoris Laetitia changed practice and he said "yes and no", which is precisely what is happening.   Yes, some bishops changed practice and no, other bishops did not change practice. 

The document was intentionally written so that some bishops could say yes to change practice while others would continue to say no.   That was the the goal.  People who in good faith have produced something that is being misinterpreted , and those interpretations are being used to lead people into believing mortal sin is approved under some  circumstances would immediately correct those misinterpretations.  We would not have to beg him to do so and he would not respond to our petitions with silence and slander.

It stands to reason, not to mention common sense, that if the Holy Father's intentions were to uphold Church teaching and practice, the documents and practice were already endowed to the Deposit of Faith by 2000 years of theologians and Popes that preceded him.  That is what we were doing. 

Consequently, Pope Francis wouldn't need to call upon the heretics and organized a poop show calling for changes.

Pope Francis would not have expressed his support for Kasper's proposal, called it good theology and asked his see assembled at the Synod to digest virtuous sodomy and adultery as updated practices in the family.

The Holy Father would not have deliberately instructed rejected paragraphs 52, 53 and 55 be inserted in the Relatio.

The German Cardinals would not have revealed the Pope worked with them behind the scenes to bring about these changes to practice which they have already implemented.

Pope Francis would not have written his letter to Argentine Bishops praising their guidelines for implementing acceptance of sexually active unmarried couples to the Holy Eucharist and said there "could be no other interpretation" of his motives and intentions.

We would have missed out on the Holy Father's asshattery on every interview on a plane ride.

We would not have Pope Francis compendium of insults to Catholics who tried to teach their children the fiat of living every day in a state of Grace while living in a see of heretical priests who spent their vocations persuading them the Deposit of Faith is outdated and a false witness to the unconditional love of Christ.

I would not have had the pleasure of hearing a homily a few weeks back, telling us of the new paradigm shift, how free we are to commit sins without remorse or guilt and how the absolution of sin in the Sacrament of Confession is a thing of the past.

My family would not have come across a "Mr & Mr" picture frame being sold at a Catholic Shrine and hear one of my own children explain Pope Francis approves of gay marriage.

We all would have missed out on the venomous accusation that our outreach  to the Holy Father, to ask him to clarify the confusion HE is sowing, is received by him as diabolical.

Diabolical!   

We are now treated to the head of the CDF saying the Pope is doctrinally clear, there is no threat to salvation and he "doesn't like" efforts asking the Pope to undo the damage he is doing and confirm doctrine?

Dear Cardinal Muller:

What is his burden in this request?

Isn't this his job?

Do you expect us to believe that as head of the CDF, you are ignorant of the catastrophic confusion being sown by malformed Cardinals and priests and the damage it is doing to PEOPLE we love?

Forgive me, but I find that hard to believe.

This is the trial balloon for "pastoral edicts" that tell pastors the Deposit of Faith can be disconnected from every parish as they wish.   He is fracturing the Church into Congregationalism.   His hand-picked spokesperson for the Synod, Cardinal Kasper, said this was the beginning of the end of a Church as the arbiter of Truth.   They are decapitating the Head of Christ as the arbiter of Truth and replacing it with malformed consciences in a state of mortal sin.

Listen, you can all pretend you have no idea what we are talking about but I am here to remind you that we were safer when you were all pretending you couldn't see the pedophiles.

Stop lying to us.

Put a lid on it.

Get over yourselves and answer the dubia.

You are not in a contest with a handful of faithful Cardinals.  You have waged war against the hand that rocks the cradle. You are on the losing team because you do not have the truth on your side. 

Good day to you sirs!