Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ok, who gave me the flowers and didn't attach a card?

My children only leave me laundry, dirty dishes and notes asking me to babysit or what's for supper, so it wasn't them.

There was a candy corn with my name and a smiley face so that probably rules out Pope Francis trying to make up with me.

You don't suppose it was somebody who read my sarcasm in my synod posts and someone came to now my lawn and cash in?

Mike Voris for today's lame vortex?

Whoever it was thank you for your thoughtfulness!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Boston Priest Advances the Mercy of Pope Francis

We really know how to pick them here.

Boston priest Tony Medeiros  is out in the public square advising a terminally ill woman (and all who read) that there is no more judgement in Christ's Church,just the divine mercy of walking with you, so go right ahead and kill yourself .

This is a classic example of the agenda being 'pushed' by Cardinal Kasper, Marx and Pope Francis.

A woman is faced with a life-threatening crisis affecting her body, mind and soul and there are two forces at work.

In a beautiful example of Christian charity, another terminally ill woman, Kara Tippetts, has issued a passionate plea asking her to reconsider killing herself.

What does that provoke from the team of Pope Francis who wants to advance the divine mercy of accompanying us on our journies to self-destruction?

According to the Boston Herald, Father Tony believes God has given Brittany free will “to do anything she wants. She can take those (life-ending) pills, or flush them down the toilet. It is completely up to her.” But he wants to support Brittany with hope and compassion, not judgment.

I never heard of the priest before, so I did a little diligence and found he is associated with Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary. I never heard of that before and figured it was Protestant, but alas, here is a picture of Cardinal Sean in the middle of the group of seminarins wearing shirts and ties in a formal seminary pic with the Cardinal.

The seminary describes itself as such:

Redemptoris Mater Seminaries are a fruit of the Second Vatican Council and an inspiration of the Servant of God, Pope John Paul II. Redemptoris Mater is Latin for "Mother of the Redeemer."

The fruit of the Second Vatican Council? What is that supposed to mean?

Jesus didn't speak to their souls like the 2000 years of other men he called to ordination, a council whose theology robbed people of sanctifying grace which then emptied the pews, inspired them.

Anyone know what this seminary is? Is it the neocats?

If so, I had no idea they were this dangerous.

There isn't a dime's worth of theological difference between Fr. Medeiros failure to respond to the terminally ill woman in crisis and the agenda of Pope Francis who is asking Christ's priests to stop teaching the faith, show people the good side of their spiritual suicides and accompany them as they carry it out.

Not a dime's worth.

I found this post by Fr. Ray Blake,outstanding.

It is a very transparent and accurate picture of the internal schism, the elephant that has been in our Sanctuaries for decades and is squatting in the Chair of Peter.

Something happened in Rome during Pope Bendict's reign and it was overcome. I don't subscribe to conspiracy theories but it is painfull obvious, at least to me, that Cardinal Kasper and Marx were involved in the coup.

I echo Michael Voris Vortex from yesterday -- let's just say for the sake of argument, it's all true we have a bad pope, etc - so what?!! The Pope cannot change the deposit of faith and we wait him out. He is up against daily Mass goers whose prayers are lifted in the Holy Sacrifice. I wish him a lot of luck. He has my prayers!

The Language of Dissent

With the recent unveiling of plans from Rome to confuse the flock, our  friend and catechist Kevin Lents has written a very timely and important book for the days ahead of us in the next year. 

The Language of Dissent:  Answering Those Who Distort the Catholic Faith

I would anticipate a resurgence of  "The Voice of the Faithful" type initiatives to advance the agenda on the diocescan and parish level.   These folks have run their course and are pretty washed up, but vigilance and action is going to be required, i.e., watching for the meetings, attending and defending the faith, making sure what was said in the event is published on the internet  etc.

You know the routine!

I really like his intro

As a Catholic, can you answer these misleading statements about the Catholic faith? +Jesus did not know He was God. +There are errors in the Bible. +Adam and Eve are merely legends and myth. +Jesus really did not multiply the fishes and loaves. +The Catholic Church no longer teaches the doctrines of purgatory and Indulgences. If not, then there is good news. The Language of Dissent was written just for you and it will equip you with all the answers you need against those who distort the Catholic faith.

Kevin's book is organized into several sections - the papacy and magisterium, Sacramental theology, moral theology, Scriptural inerrancy and hermeneutics, and really dives into dissent and confusion and arms the reader with outstanding theology and responses.

It is a great tool for yourself (especially if you frequent patheos) , your parish priest, CCD teacher, Bishop and Pope.  (Ooops, there I go again!)

I would encourage all to check it out, pick up a copy and have it on hand. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Is it me, or is Pope Francis trying to replace "Church Teaching" with "tradition" in Pope Francis Urban Dictionary?

It's called doctrine not tradition.

If God's people can be convinced doctrine is merely tradition, everyone can just change the furniture.

It becomes a matter of style and taste, which is precisely the way he pitched our Catholic fiat at the sham synod.

Come to think of it, since the day of his elevation, he has not uttered a syllable that didn't paint the faithful practice of our religion as the antiquated fringe trying to cling to the old chestnut of resisting temptation to sin in our clothes that went out of style in the 60s.

In his swan song at the sham synod, he pigeonholed "traditionalists" as a group that needs to work on their inflexible hostility to renounce the baptismal vow of rejecting satan's lies.

Someone mentioned in the comments section below that the pope referenced a revolution at the 2015 synod.

I don't remember that and will have to read context, but I do remember him saying the sham synod was only his first push and his post synod homilies indicate he is not able to read the writing on the wall, throwing hints out there that that the world has morphed into Caligula and God is surprising us with the new definition that family is whoever you're sleeping around with.

I think his redefinitions bear watching and frisking.

The plan is to brainwash the uncatechized in the pews. We need to be right there to unravel, frustrate, undermine the language of deceit during this upcoming year.

He wants a revolution, he's got one.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Does Pope Francis think our Baptismal Promises are Obsolete?

This jabberwoky said a few very interesting things on 20/20:

First, I was shocked he described Pope Francis as "cunning" in this context.  It came across to me as though Pope Francis suffered a setback to thwart and pervert Church teaching, the Pope is a conniving fellow and he will go back to the drawing board to see if he could do it without the fallout of a schism.

Good luck with that.

That ought to help the unity he has broken for the first time in 1700 years.

Though this professor is clearly on the side of the counterfeit church, he actually makes some astute observations.

Like, Pope Francis is toast to Catholics faithfully teaching our fiat and we basically are going to hunker down until he moseys on down the road.  This is the first time in centuries, he says, that bishops and Cardinals do not have confidence in the Pope.

He  also is pitching the story line that Pope Francis' agenda to "welcome" cohabitating couples, divorced and homosexual Catholics and respect abortifacients suffered a defeat.

For the life of me, I can't figure out what this means.

I didn't know people committing adultery were not welcome, did you?

This is a dilemma.

How do Catholics get to the Confessional box if we can't come into the Church without a welcome?

Is there some kind of a mind reading process I've been excluded from?

Do they stop people at the door?

I never saw this shake down before, have you?

How do people know what kind of sins have been committed?

This explains why the Holy See didn't invite this blogger to their frufru blogging event!

I never knew there was a welcoming process, did you?

Is it secretive?

Seriously, isn't it farcical for the Pope to suggest there is a welcoming process that we have been excluding people from for 2000 years?

Does he think inflexible hostility to priests who mislead and confuse people with lies, errors and omissions is something he was born to ensure is welcomed into Catechesis?

It seemed like his bullet points in the closing synod homily conflates those who are inflexible to breaking our Baptismal promises with the list of things he wants to fix in the 2015 synod.

Are we supposed to reject satan's lies or teach and tolerate them in the name of charity?

The Pope was still at it today, asking us to adapt to changing society because God isn't afraid of new things.

We are not following you down that road. Give it a rest.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pope Francis Manipulates Process to Include Rejected Paragraphs of Relatio

Good News - in fact great news: The dissident push embracing adultery as a good and precious vocation of family life in the Church and sacrilegious Communion was officially squashed.

Michael Voris states, and I agree, the shove to the push back seems to have had an effect. As it always does.

The victory won't last long. Though the disturbing paragraphs were voted out of the Relatio, the Pope ordered the Relatio to be published as if the vote and removal never took place.

Supposedly: as for the rejected paragraphs, they will still be sent out (!) as part of the entire text to dioceses around the world for "discussion" in preparation for next year's assembly. Yes, even though they were rejected...

In the end, this was going to be released with perverted content and distributed to every soul, come what may.

(There is an effective plan for this which we can discuss later.)

I'm very interested in the dissecting of the Pope's final message.

He indicates those hostile to consider embracing adultery and sacrilegious communion are not listening to that wee little voice inside of us that tells us evil is good and good is evil - that is surprisingly God, you see. He wound up that train of thought with the insult that modifying our conduct according to Church teaching and using the Sacraments to strive to resist sin is a temptation of scrupulous, solicitous zealots and...brace yourself...

and of the so-called – today – “traditionalists” and also of the intellectuals.

Then he gave a kick in the pants to the wolves:

The temptation to a destructive tendency to goodness [it. buonismo], that in the name of a deceptive mercy binds the wounds without first curing them and treating them; that treats the symptoms and not the causes and the roots. It is the temptation of the “do-gooders,” of the fearful, and also of the so-called “progressives and liberals.”

and he didn't forget himself:

The temptation to neglect the “depositum fidei” [the deposit of faith], not thinking of themselves as guardians but as owners or masters [of it]; or, on the other hand, the temptation to neglect reality, making use of meticulous language and a language of smoothing to say so many things and to say nothing! They call them “byzantinisms,” I think, these things…

The temptation to come down off the Cross, to please the people, and not stay there, in order to fulfil the will of the Father; to bow down to a worldly spirit instead of purifying it and bending it to the Spirit of God.

His concept of Church seems a wee bit off of the reservation. When everyone gets in a room, those who malign Church teaching and mislead God's people are not erring. They are not confusing and misleading our children and parents should not find it a source of discord.

This is the Church, our Mother! And when the Church, in the variety of her charisms, expresses herself in communion, she cannot err: it is the beauty and the strength of the sensus fidei, of that supernatural sense of the faith which is bestowed by the Holy Spirit so that, together, we can all enter into the heart of the Gospel and learn to follow Jesus in our life. And this should never be seen as a source of confusion and discord.

A big tent with Joan Chittister and me in a room under and with a Pope, children don't need the direction from a Catechism. The truth is found in the battle of the wits.

However, I could not agree more with this:

Many commentators, or people who talk, have imagined that they see a disputatious Church where one part is against the other, doubting even the Holy Spirit, the true promoter and guarantor of the unity and harmony of the Church – the Holy Spirit who throughout history has always guided the barque, through her Ministers, even when the sea was rough and choppy, and the ministers unfaithful and sinners.

The gates of hell never prevail against It.

Fr. Fessio had some extremely interesting observations on the readings of the Office as all of this was going on.

Outstanding job to all those who spoke out against the prevailing wind. Most especially Cardinal Burke and Cardinal Muller, Cardinal Pell. Worthy is the Lamb.

Final Message from Synod Fathers: An invitation to walk away from Church Teaching with them.

I'd say its a synopsis of different situations where people have strayed from Church teaching and it isn't clear to them what their role is.

What's a Pope to do when the whole world is sleeping around and clinging to boats in the middle of the ocean.

When darkness is growing to the point of becoming a dense shadow and when evil and sin is working into the heart of the family, what's a see of bishops to do but to point out the precious value in the evils and dense shadows.

Too much of a challenge to remain faithful to conjugal love. Indifference, money problems and stress create failures. We find new lovers to sleep around with and everyone down at your local parish and chancery is too much of a coward to point out the choices that are faithful to Christ. Now with a coward in the chair of Peter, there is nobody all the way up the ladder who is willing to show you your choices. That leaves people sleeping around with choices that are not obvious to them.

Everyone is wandering in the desert, so not having any idea what Church teaching is, you and the person or persons you are sleeping with have become the authors of truth. They intend to continue to impovish us all. They are replacing the deposit of faith with the evils that have arisen from their starvation of Church teaching.

Here is their prayer:

Father, grant to all families the presence of strong and wise spouses who may be the source of a free and united family.

In case it isn't clear what I think about the 'final message' of the synod fathers, it looks to me like they're inviting us to walk with them for the next year as they walk away from Church teaching.

It's the biggest bunch of hooey this side of those three days in Woodstock.

Do check out the comment on the link to the Cardinal Archbishop of Boston's newspaper from a man who is the fruit of the people lighting the way.

He states:

Please mention the use of contraception after procreating 4 children.
secondly, the continuing education of young and newly married couples in the Faith.
Thirdly, what about accepting gay couples into our church community?

Poor ignorant and misled man doesn't get it. They are not going to inform his ignorance or explain away the perversions he's been taught or is teaching to others.

They are going to let him stew in his own urine and tell him it smells like roses.

Christ's Mystical Body: Where is It in Its Journey to Follow Christ's Three Year Ministry?

On yesterday's post, I spoke about a comment Cardinal Burke made sometime in the last week that I found thought-provoking.

He spoke about the Relatio and basically said if this is where it's going, he wouldn't know where we were.

Whenever events in Christ's Body are disorienting, I try to figure out, literally, where Christ's Mystical Body is and what is happening. That way, I can see the roadmap Christ left for us more clearly.

Sometimes my guess is in the vicinity and other times, as events unfold, I find I was off the mark.

Over the past year, as the muslims have once again risen to pursue and kill us - wiping us out of every country, down to the last Christian in town - it became a little clearer that we were in Gethsemene where Judas and the soldiers were approaching Christ's Body in pursuit to kill It.

Yesterday, I thought we were further along. Judas has arrived with the soldiers and Christ's Body has been seized.

I mentioned my observations this morning to a friend and he responded: Peter's Denial.


Of course!! That is precisely where we are.

The Deposit of Faith is in captivity. The cock has crowed three times and Peter is denying Christ.

Watch your step in the chaos.

Events have shaken out the wheat from the chaff in Peter's see.

They have all been revealed and each has taken their role of Judas or Peter.

The mystical properties of Christ's Body are complex.

Cardinal Erdo is a shining example. Standing by the fire, he denies Christ but them somebody or something dope slaps him and he returns to what he knows is the road to his persecution and martyrdom - wet or dry martyrdom doesn't matter, we have not begun to see ugly yet. LOL.

Whether Pope Francis goes to his casket playing the role of Judas or whether he wakes up one morning to realize he is denying Christ is really immaterial.

We stay tethered to the Chair of Peter and the Deposit of Faith.

At some point, maybe the next Pope or the Pope after that, Peter once again returns.

I don't know who Fellay and SSPX is, but they are not part of Christ's Apostolic Church at this point in time and so they are to be stayed away from. Just remember Christ's instructions. Go right down to your local parish and stand up and speak the truth when it becomes clear the pastor has taken the role of denying Christ and the truth. If they throw you or chase you out, go to the next town.

If you have small children, it is not time for you to play in the game. Find a pastor who is playing the role of Peter and let him teach your children the tools for their salvation. The time is now. Evaluate who your pastor is, and mosey on down the road. Tell him why you are going before you go. This way, you have gifted him with the opportunity to recognize what role he is playing and may some day wake up. But you and your children flee to a safe place.

Much prayer for all.

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Walk Out?

According to this report, at least one Cardinal threatened to walk out of the sham synod if it didn't conform the Relatio to Church teaching.

It's a good idea.Why would you bother to take a vote on something you know you do not have the authority to do or say or change or pervert?

Why lend credibility to the action of a vote on a sham document in a sham synod?

A walk out would pull the rug out from under their feet.

It would suck the oxygen out of using a document for a year-long brainwashing of God's people.

Pope Francis and Cardinals would know there will never be, not now, not a month from now or a year from now, any collaboration to carry out this agenda.

He would never try to pull a stunt like this again.

Maybe something could be salvaged.

That is what you call mercy.

Synod Day 10: Veil Ripped off of Pope Francis and His Sham Synod "on the Family"

You've all no doubt read the explosive interview by now.

Cardinal Burke has always been an extremely prudent servant for Christ's Church.

For him to be so transparent about Pope Francis and his sham of a synod, I would venture to guess the situation is probably as bad as it gets.

If, as any rational person observing the situation has concluded, Pope Francis jury rigged the synod to discredit Church teaching, Carinal Burke said the following:

If Pope Francis had selected certain cardinals to steer the meeting to advance his personal views on matters like divorce and the treatment of LGBT people, Burke said, he would not be observing his mandate as the leader of the Catholic Church.

It is a misfeasance and malfeasance of his duty and role of supreme custodian of Church teaching.

I don't know what canonical ramifications his orchestrated buffoonery has upon his election, but I think the deliberate deception and outcome is catastrophic to his leadership as Roman Pontiff.

According to my understanding of the church’s teaching and discipline, no, it wouldn’t be correct,” Burke said, saying the pope had “done a lot of harm” by not stating “openly what his position is.” Burke said the Pope had given the impression that he endorses some of the most controversial parts of the Relatio, especially on questions of divorce, because of a German cardinal who gave an important speech suggesting a path to allowing people who had divorced and remarried to receive communion, Cardinal Walter Kasper, to open the synod’s discussion.

“The pope, more than anyone else as the pastor of the universal church, is bound to serve the truth,” Burke said. “The pope is not free to change the church’s teachings with regard to the immorality of homosexual acts or the insolubility of marriage or any other doctrine of the faith.”

The irony of all this is, if he had only chosen faithful bishops to calibrate his message and help him deliver the invitation for all to see the beauty of Church teaching, we all could have pulled it together.

But, Burke said, the church must always call a “person who’s involved in sinful acts … to conversion in a loving way, but obviously, like a father or mother in a family, in a firm way for the person’s own good.” There cannot be “a difference between doctrine and practice” on questions like homosexuality or anything else, Burke said.

“The church doesn’t exclude anyone who’s of goodwill even if the person is suffering from same-sex attraction or even acting on that attraction,” said Burke. “If people don’t accept the church’s teaching on these matters then they’re not thinking with the church and they need to examine themselves on that and correct their thinking or leave the church if they absolutely can’t accept. They’re certainly not free to change the teaching of the church to suit their own ideas.”

The Jesus who gathered apostles and ended His day walking them to the brothels to get some precious, good and valuable support is a fata morgana.

Jesus immediately drove out demons and cured the spiritual problems of those around him. He excluded entire races of people saying they were not worthy as we do not give what is holy to the dogs. He instructed His Apostles not to case pearls before swine - and He was talking about people, not pigs. He told people they could not hear Him because their father was the devil.

Do you remember when Jesus invited Ciaphas to teach His people?

Me neither.

Do you remember when St. Peter invited Nero to teach his beliefs on moral theology?

They do not know the Man.

Who Pope Francis hand-picked to calibrate Church teaching was deliberate, as is the outcome, which we all know contradicts 2000 years of Church teaching.

He didn't just pick one crackpot, he surrounded himself with them and appears to be conspiring to ambush and obstruct the moral authority of Church teaching.

Who could deny what we are all now hearing from everyone around us?

Even our good friend in Christ Mikey had to pony up.

Who's left? Robbie George, George Weigel and the motley crew of juggernauts at Patheos.

It is a really sad situation, but the damage the pope has done to his papacy is irreversible, IMO.

Justin Beiber the out of control drug addict paid the Pope 16,000 to go into the vacant papal household and kick a football around the room. The Pope is renting our ancient Sistene Chapel, turning it into some kind of a coporate function hall serving booze and food. He demonstrates not an ounce of respect for the treasure over which he was appointed temporary custodian, including the Deposit of Faith. A treasure which does not belong to him.

Words could never convey the gratitude I feel for Cardinal Burke's devoted service to Christ and His Church. In some ways, he will be much freer to speak and lead us through this crucible from Malta.

He said something the other day that I've been thinking about. So

mething like, if it turns out the Cardinals write a document that contradicts Church teaching, he would know where we were.

I've been thinking about what it would mean and where we are in the journey of Christ's Mystical Body. I wonder if we are in the Garden of Gethesemene and Christ's Body is about to be seized.

I don't know - but I don't think it's good. Wherever we are, stay put, and keep your powder dry.

Here's a great suggestion from Fr. N:

Dear Little Crackerjack;

Cardinal Burke has asked us to pray the Chaplet of the Holy Face for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. You can find it here. Devotion to the Holy Face is simply greater devotion to the Sacred Heart.

Pray the chaplet HERE

Be sure to watch for my special videos coming from Rome next week, as I attempt to capture something of the spirit of the Extraordinary Synod of the Family. Sign up your friends and family to receive these special messages, and enrol them in the Seven Roman Masses that I will offer for the Crackerjack Club. Share this email with them, and encourage them to go to to sign up!

Watch my homily for October 18th, and be sure to share it with your friends ... because faith grows by sharing it!

God bless you and Mary keep you;

Fr. Paul Nicholson

By-the-bye, Fr. N's facebook status was the following - and I couldn't agree more!

I shall land in Rome tomorrow just in time for a great hornet's nest explosion! Stay calm my little crackerjacks! Rome has seen many hornets! Wheels up!