Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cardinal Burke Suggests Media Undermining Synod



Our beloved Cardinal Burke has suggested the media has a rumor mill churning and is fueling expectations that impossible changes will be made to Church teaching.

And then Cardinal Burke said: What elephants?

Oh come on!

It is Cardinal Kasper who is running the rumor mill and fueling expectations that the Pope is going to make impossible changes to Church teaching.

Pope Francis isn't helping.

Don't they remember what happened at "Vatican II"?

A couple of handfuls of clowns took talking points out of context and completely destroyed Catechesis and the Liturgy in every classroom and parish in the United States.

Saying it's impossible is really naive.

It doesn't have to change doctrinally to do it's damage where it matters the most.

The Holy Father has Cardinal Kasper out saying irresponsible statements on his behalf for close to a year now and when the synod happens, he's going to use the opportunity to do what this crowd has been waiting to do since they were singing Puff the Magic Dragon with Peter Paul and Mary.

It very much is going to happen and our children and children's children will be drinking the poison from Pope Francis synod long after he is dead and buried under St. Peter's Square.

Cardinal Burke stated:

“That’s why it’s very important for those who are in charge to be very clear,” he said
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God bless and protect him and the others for writing a crystal clear book on Church teaching on the family.

But after a year and a half of Pope Francis and the people he appoints to get his talking points across, I do not believe he is capable of being very clear, even if that were his intention.

In the 57 years of being a Catholic, I never observed or heard anyone who could muddy up Church teaching better than Pope Francis.

Color me a pessimist. I think the synod is going to be a train wreck.

I hope he proves me wrong!





Monday, September 22, 2014

He is not Spartacus?


A high-level mole has written a behind-the-scenes story about the appointment of apostate Bp. Cupich to the Chicago see.

The mole claims the US Nuncio was one of the forces behind the appointment.

I'm surprised (sort of) to hear Ab. Viganò is sleeping with the enemy. Wasn't he a key player in the disclosure of highly-sensitive documents outlining the sexcapades and money laundering going on in the Curia? Wasn't he later exiled in retaliation when the internal mafioso recovered enough to crawl out out from the sink hole and blackmail somebody who had the power to exile him?

I thought the US Nuncio was a good egg.

This is a strange turn of events.

It might actually explain a few things.

Over the course of my 20 years of work trying to get Catechesis released from imprisonment, the US Nuncio has periodically been a player who responded to some of the more serious dust ups.

I've never liked the games nuncio's play and they all play them. Some more than others. They pretend appropriate protocol for communication to them is, they don't acknowledge your communication. They have a nun answering phones who assures you it's been read by him and may or may not be acted upon and politely tells you to have a nice life before she hangs up the phone.

This is the way it is they'll tell you, Arrivederci.

I think I've sent one or two followup communications about the communications that outlines, as politely as possible:

You've got some gall brother. Get over yourself and institute some kind of system of oversight and accountability for the serious matters people bring to you. Hasn't the hierarchy learned that we need a structure for reporting corruption and responding to it? Holding people accountable? Removing them if necessary?

Usually, the party knows the more serious stuff gets acted upon because the speeding cuckoo train comes to a screeching halt. It wasn't happening with Ab Viganò, which I found to be interesting.

I never drew the conclusion it was necessarily him. Sometimes, the corruption is so bad and things are so far out of control, they defy orders of superiors. That has been happening periodically for about five years in Boston - manifesting itself in certain matters. I figured the Holy See had lost complete control and had bigger fish to fry.

Why would he want to put a fox in the henhouse?

Has he been on the other side all along?

Am I scratching this guy off the scorecard?

A commenter wrote earlier, with a tiny bit of guilt, that they found all the selling out entertaining.

I don't know about that! I didn't think the crowd would be this thin.

I keep hoping Don Bosco's vision was accurate and eventually the cowards come around.

Fr. Nicolson has an outstanding post on staying the course, HERE. Do take the time to read it.

But these are troubled times, and I do not mean to minimize the anxiety and feelings of helplessness that many people feel.

We went on to discuss the coming Synod. Again, I probed with cold determination on what the Canon might offer. He, again, with elegant ease, reminded me of the historical events surrounding the definition of the dogma of Infallibility, and many other events in which the Church seemed to be caught between two, three or even more, camps. He suggested that this kind of tension, while undesirable, allows the Holy Ghost to strike the most perfect balance in the pronouncements and definitions of the Faith.


It were as if God uses the chaos to create and clarify.

I keep praying - We get the message. You can stop now!

(This post of Fr. Nicholson's is kind of fun too.)

As Rod Steward once said, every picture tells a story don't it.



Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pope Francis hand-picked moral theologian on family suggests Pope will push birth control

When is this circus of a synod anyhow?

Remember the fifty years of urban legends and kooky theology that delusional people swore were approved at Vatican II that wound up in Catholic educational resources?

Yeah. I think the Pope Francis synod will make that look like content from the Remnant.

Cardinal Kasper recently spoke about the Pope's agenda on contraception.

Parents need to make decisions on how many children they should have, not the Church.

Here is something we can believe: He doesn't know what the solution is to close the "gulf" between Church teaching and disobedience to it.

I am sure he is clueless about the remedy of teaching substance that awakens the conscience and drives people to the Sacrament of Confession and Sacramental Grace in the Eucharist. He hasn't used that gulf closer since the nuns threw on their first pair of polyester pants.

He also articulated mutual decisions to refrain from relations when a woman is ovulating is "artificial", implying its the same thing as using abortifacient of birth control pills.

A madman has been put in charge of the synod.

Maybe we should hire Frs Paul Nicholson and George Rutler and hole up with them for a ten day retreat until its over?!

Scalia and Patheos- the "Pope Francis Effect"

I fell to temptation and read the comboxes on her attack of Cardinal Burke. So many of you have written to say her arrogance and noxious behavior worsened after the Romans poured gasoline on her fires of destruction of catechesis. I didn't think it was possible to reach a higher level of arrogance and obnoxious and I just had to see for myself.

She really has it going on but that is the way I always remember her.

I hadn't been to her snake pit since she wrote the piece titled "Ted Kennedy Crucible". When Catholics work to diminish the efficacy of the devil who has one of our own using his talent to slay children and the souls if their mothers, Lizzy rushes to defend sin and confirm them in it. Leading a soul to the Sacraments is a crucible to her. Shea and the other daffy dame work a trilogy.

When women are being hoodwinked into surrendering their incredible gift of human sexuality to a repository for sperm for men who do not respect or love them enough to care about their salvation, let alone marry them, take pills to chemically sterilize themselves or kill their own children, there is nothing like the "social justice" of Winkin, Blinkin, and Nod.

They are like people who let friends drive home drunk and attack friends who say what is necessary to stop them and then claim that is what nice is, convincing themselves they are doing service to God.

She must be a charmer as a friend, eh? When you are doing something stupid and self destructive, Lizzie stands on her front porch to wave goodbye, hand you a bright balloon and blow kisses.

I keep wondering how low EWTN will let them go before they cut them loose but her venom directed at Cardinal Burke speaks volumes about the state of affairs at that place. Mother Angelica may be incapacitated now, but when that holy, brave woman dies, she will storm from Heaven and knock them down and out of her apostolate like a lucky strike at the bowling alley.

I don't know how anyone could stand reading any of it. It is repulsive.

I've spoken of "the Pope Francis effect" in an off-the-cuff manner, but in all seriousness, we need to face the truth. Catholics who have been begging for Catechesis are in for a pontificate that is going to arm the enemies of teaching the Deposit of Faith. Pope Francis is arming them with tools to carry out their attacks with brutality and force. They will do it on the Internet and in every apostolate in every parish and school in every diocese.

And they are wearing the coat of arms of a Catholic Pope.

It is as clear as the nose on your face that Catholics who want and need effective teaching of the substance of the Catechism are the enemies of Pope Francis and his "effect", and we will be targets for removal and the tactics of King David to set you up to be killed. Please keep Fr Wylie in your prayers.

The situation is as bad as it gets. Good times are ahead.

Lizzie is the manifestation of the "Pope Francis effect" and it is as critical as ever for responsible Catholic evangelists to express what we know is happening before our eyes and how to keep your hand on the plow.

There is enough substance taught over the last thirty years to be effective in your parish, even when approached with Lizzies and Sheas carrying wearing the coat of arms of Pope Francis.

Grab something and hold onto it, preserve it.

With one very important caveat: if you have children under the age of 18 and a parish or school is not teaching the substance if the Catechism or is teaching error, get out. Find another place to worship where the faith is being taught to your children. This is not the time for you to do anything but see to it that your own are formed with tools they need to make the right judgments. There are priests excersising Moto Proprio in every diocese. If there is nothing left where you are, pack it up and drive there.

That is our job until the smoke rises again in Vatican City.

And of course prayer, Adoration and using every morsel of good fruit that can and will come from Pope to draw and convert--and our sense of humor.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Elizabeth Scalia directs her vicious smarm to Cardinal Burke

I refuse to link to her rotten website or repeat the content of that vile woman's post.

Pope Francis really knows how to pull the family together and sow his seeds. Scalia is a regular Pope Francis blossom.

Below are comments about Scalia's malicious shtick from Fr. Nicholson who says it better than I ever could and with more charity than I can muster for the stink that emanates from her and "Patheos":



What a vicious, smarmy attack on the spotless integrity of Cardinal Burke. She breathlessly recently defended the sordid decisions of one prelate ... because it complemented her world view.

Now she mocks this great man, by suggesting it will do him good to work with the poor migrants in Malta.

All because he has done more than most in preserving the patrimony of the Faith.

Shame on her.

I am sick to death of Patheos.

I am sick and tired of such illuminators of other people's consciences.

I am sure in her own way, she rivals any Missionary of Charity by her outreach.

She is divisive; a divider.

Why would anyone read this woman's expulsions? Because like someone with bad breath, it is impossible to avoid it.

Spare a prayer for such a divisive individual. May her idle words be forgiven her.

Cardinal Dolan's 'Splainin - Grab Your Banner and Join the Parade



He's got to be kidding.

Is he implying that wearing a sign about pride in temptations in sexual attractions outside of the sacrament of marriage does not fatally wound grand marshalling the parade?

Let's take a look at crack pipe he's passing out as Catholic teaching:

He starts off with a piece of sound theology:

So, while actions are immoral, identity is not!

This is true. Sort of.

One can acknowledge the temptations they have and/or the falls in the past and identify with a classification of that struggle.

One can have the honesty to identify himself as being attracted to pornography, masturbation, habitual wife/husband cheater, polygamy, booze, drugs.

The rightly-ordered purpose for such recognition is to keep the constant vigil over what leads oneself (or others) into falling to the temptation.

When one puts a sign on oneself about taking pride in their temptation, the recognition of identity is being used to promote taking actions on those temptations.

If Cardinal Dolan wants to have a parade with the group COURAGE to clarify to those watching the parade that those wearing signs of identity to their personal sexual temptations are practicing the virtue of celibacy - he can knock himself out.

But that is not what is going on here and he knows it. His intellectual dishonesty astounds me.

He goes on to say:

In fact, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, people with same-sex attraction are God’s children, deserving dignity and respect, never to be treated with discrimination or injustice.

Absolutely true.

Priests who are attracted to breaking their vow of celibacy are also God's children, deserving of dignity and respect and should never be treated with discrimination or injustice.

If a movement starts happening in the USCCB to take pride in it and Cardinal Dolan leads a parade, every lucid person who is watching it knows the implicit message about what actions he is condoning.

In fact, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, people with same-sex attraction, friends with benefits, pornography, masturbation, habitual wife/husband cheater, breaking your vow of celibacy in the Sacrament of Ordination, polygamy, booze, drugs are God’s children, deserving dignity and respect, never to be treated with discrimination or injustice.

Grab your banner. The Pope Francis effect parades are commencing.

I hope they have the decency to make their symbol the golden calf.

Some of us will be skipping the celebration at the base of Mt. Sinai. We'll be sitting in front of the Sanctuary. We'll be right there in every parish and ministry, in every diocese, reminding you of the truth. When it's all over and the smoke rises once again out of Vatican City, we'll emerge from the cavern to assess the damage and start again.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sandro Magister is reporting Pope Francis will exile Cardinal Burke



This ought to really liven things up in the Pope Francis "go out and make a mess" department.

What a lightening rod.

Did you ever think you'd live to see the day when the Pope splinters the Church and he's off to the races building his administration with infidels?

Sources confirmed to LifeSite News that Cardinal Burke has been exiled and further states if it happens before the Synod, he won't be able to attend.

What do you make of this curious story about the Synod "co-president"

You don't suppose they'll all marry each other at the synod, do you?

Cardinal Burke's removal was a tough one for our friends at Church Militant who has asked for prayers for the Church, our Pope and Cardinal Burke.

This is a very unusual step - a group of Cardinals has issued a public warning to the Pope about the misuse of his authority to confound and confuse Catholics on the prohibition on Communion for Catholics with two wives or husbands.

This really throws a wet blanket on Cardinal Kasper.

Pope Francis is reportedly irritated.

As Patrick Madrid eloquently stated - lines are being drawn in the sand.

Or, as Carol not so eloquently states - this is really getting ugly.


Is this the reason why MaryAnn Glendon was shilling for "Crux"?



Her son in law is writing for them?

Several sources told TTC that Cardinal O'Malley's "kickoff" event included telling Margery Eagan he was hoping her departure from the Boston Herald meant she was coming to work for the Pilot. He was making a joke implying how inappropriate it would be in light of the contempt for Church teaching she promotes among his flock.

I'm not laughing.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fr. Wylie sent to wiles of South Africa War Zone



Our friend Matt Abbot reports on the disturbing developments and another disturbing development on a priest in New York, working for Archbishop Sheen's Center for Art and Culture.


Fr. Wylie seems to have fallen into the maelstrom of the old King David trick - Send Uriah to the front.

Astounding.

Details on Fr. Hall haven't come out of the woodwork - which is very strange. Usually, a priest has a prayer group or a group of priests or lay people who knows more details and will speak out about a persecution -- as they are frustrated about the loss of their priest.

Five Prayers from Fr. Amorth to Combat Evil

1. Prayer Against Malefice from the Greek Ritual

Kyrie eleison. God, our Lord, King of ages, All-powerful and All-mighty, You Who made everything and Who transform everything simply by Your will. You Who in Babylon changed into dew the flames of the ‘seven-times hotter’ furnace and protected and saved the three holy children. You are the doctor and the physician of our soul. You are the salvation of those who turn to You. We beseech You to make powerless, banish, and drive out every diabolic power, presence, and machination; every evil influence, malefice, or evil eye and all evil actions aimed against Your servant [name of person/s]. Where there is envy and malice, give us an abundance of goodness, endurance, victory, and charity. O Lord, You Who love man, we beg You to reach out Your powerful hands and Your most high and mighty arms and send the angel of peace over us, to protect us, body and soul. May he keep at bay and vanquish every evil power, every poison or malice invoked against us by corrupt and envious people. Then, under the protection of Your authority may we sing, in gratitude, ‘The Lord is my salvation; whom should I fear? I will not fear evil because You are with me, my God, my strength, my powerful Lord, Lord of peace, Father of all ages.”

Yes, Lord our God, be merciful to us, Your image, and save your servant [name of person/s] from every threat or harm from the evil one, and protect him/her by raising him/her above all evil. We ask You this through the intercession of our Most Blessed, glorious Lady, Mary ever Virgin, Mother of God, of the most splendid archangels and all Your saints. Amen!



2. Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me; Body of Christ, save me; Blood of Christ, inebriate me; Water from the side of Christ, wash me; Passion of Christ, strengthen me; O good Jesus, hear me; within Thy wounds, hide me; let me never be separated from Thee; from the evil one, deliver me; at the hour of my death, call me and bid me come to Thee, that with Thy saints, I may praise Thee forever and ever. Amen.



3. Prayer Against Every Evil

Spirit of our God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Most Holy Trinity, Immaculate Virgin Mary, angels, archangels, and saints of heaven, descend upon me. Please purify me, Lord, mold me, fill me with yourself, use me.

Banish all the forces of evil from me, destroy them, vanish them, so that I can be healthy and do good deeds.

Banish from me all spells, witchcraft, black magic, malefice, ties, maledictions, and the evil eye; diabolic infestations, oppressions, possessions; all that is evil and sinful, jealously, perfidy, envy; physical, psychological, moral, spiritual, diabolical aliments.

Burn all these evils in hell, that they may never again touch me or any other creature in the entire world.

I command and bid all the power who molest me – by the power of God all powerful, in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, through the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary – to leave me forever, and to be consigned into the everlasting hell, where they will be bound by Saint Michael the archangel, Saint Gabriel, Saint Raphael, our guardian angels, and where they will be crushed under the heel of the Immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen.



4. Prayer for Inner Healing

Lord Jesus, You came to heal our wounded and troubled hearts. I beg You to heal the torments that cause anxiety in my heart; I beg You, in a particular way, to heal all who are the cause of sin. I beg You to come into my life and heal me of the psychological harms that struck me in my early years and from the injuries that they caused through my life.

Lord Jesus, You know my burdens. I lay them all on Your Good Shepherd’s Heart. I beseech You – by the merits of the great, open wound in Your heart-to heal the small wounds that are in mine. Heal the pain of my memories, so that nothing that has happened to me will cause me to remain in pain and anguish, filled with anxiety.

Heal, O Lord, all those wounds that have been the cause of all the evil that is rooted in my life. I want to forgive all those who have offended me. Look to those inner sores that make me unable to forgive. You Who came to forgive the afflicted of heart, please, heal my own heart.

Heal, my Lord Jesus, those intimate wounds that cause me physical illness. I offer You my heart. Accept it, Lord, purify it and give me the sentiments of Your Divine Heart. Help me to be meek and humble.

Heal me, O Lord, from the pain caused by the death of my loved ones, which is oppressing me. Grant me to regain peace and joy in the knowledge that You are the Resurrection and the Life. Make me an authentic witness to Your Resurrection, Your victory over sin and death, Your living presence among us. Amen.



5. Prayer for Deliverance

My Lord, you are all powerful, you are God, you are Father. We beg you through the intercession and help of the archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel, for the deliverance of our brothers and sisters who are enslaved by the evil one. All saints of Heaven, come to our aid.

From anxiety, sadness and obsessions, we beg You. Free us, O Lord.
From hatred, fornication, envy, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.
From thoughts of jealousy, rage, and death, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.
From every thought of suicide and abortion, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.
From every form of sinful sexuality, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.
From every division in our family, and every harmful friendship, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.
From every sort of spell, malefic, witchcraft, and every form of the occult, we beg You,
Free us, O Lord.

Lord, You Who said, “I leave you peace, My peace I give you,” grant that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, we may be liberated from every evil spell and enjoy your peace always. In the name of Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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Please remember the best defense against evil is a well-ordered and holy soul. Regular confession and reception of the Holy Eucharist is a person’s greatest refuge. Also remember these prayers for deliverance should be coupled with Our Lord’s Prayer and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel.