Monday, November 17, 2014

Cardinal O'Malley suggests Jesus just didn't understand the priesthood like he does

Judging from the emails, phone calls, texts, readers here have watched Or read about Cardinal O'Malley's 20/20 interview in which he suggests he would have ordained women if he founded a Church but he's stuck with Jesus' exclusion and unwelcome of women.

While I have held the conviction for a long time that they think they are superior to Christ, hearing him imply it on television hit me like a ton of bricks.

It must be thrilling to believe yourself to have a better understanding of the priesthood than Jesus.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

US BISHOPS WATER DOWN EXORCISM PRAYER

With all the spiritual problems going on in the world, the US Bishops took up the cause to water down Exorcism prayers.

I suppose we are lucky they didn't suggest saying the prayers after sucking helium and with a rubber ball at the end of their noses.

If there is an exorcist who can't study Latin and learn how to use the most effective language to expel a demon, they might want to stick to operating the women's club and youth ministry and leave the heavy lifting to the big boys.

If you want to be an IT person, you have to learn computer codes.

If you want to be an auditor, you have to learn complicated accounting principles and practices.

If you want to be an exorcist, you have to learn the Latin.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

US Bishops Meet; What do we do with the drunken sailor

What do we do with the drunken sailor?

Before I get to the substance of the Bishops discussion, I call your attention to the tone Pope Francis has generated for Catholics who want the practice of their religion to be taught to our loved ones.

Poor kind and gentle Pope Francis who just can't seem to make any headway with the 2000 years of haters.  Haters gonna hate.

Imagine you're parents of three children who have been coming home from school for several years with the materials passed out in school caricaturing people who maintain their religious belief that acting in sexual desires outside of Sacramental marriage is a violation of the Ten Commandments and result in the loss of salvation as hateful bigots.

Imagine people who hold into these values losing their jobs and businesses.  Imagine the Mayor announcing in the newspapers that people with these beliefs will be precluded from earning a living in his city.

Imagine going to your church every week hoping the priest will finally say something that will help your children understand our teachings and hold onto conviction, so that your family will be united in its purpose.

Imagine five years passing without ever hearing a Church teaching as it pertains to the moral teaching of the Church.

Imagine fifteen years passing without a single pastor explaining moral teaching.

Imagine a Pope being elected who announces this silence was actually a period of obsession and what is needed is an end to preaching and teaching the moral teachings of the Church and expressing any judgments when your children move in with their lovers or divorce their husbands to live with the guy who owns the gym.  Imagine the Pope spending a year caricaturing parents upholding teaching as haters of their children and himself as the man who has come along to love them enough to try to circumvent everyone in the Church from teaching wrong from right actions and switch to the loving practice of telling everyone Jesus isn't afraid of trying new things like telling you how good adultery is.

We don't have to imagine do we.

The Pope came along just in time in the culture wars to tell you, and the world, how hateful your parents are, and show them how hard he is trying to get parents to love their children like he does, God bless his heart.

The bishops are meeting and trying to figure out what to do with all the haters who have been hating their loved ones all these years.

They don't get what all the commotion is about.

All Pope Francis wants is to silence Church teaching and invite us all to listen the the apostates.   Church teaching they don't teach won't change!  Heavens no.   Pope Francis simply wants the Church to be a place where everyone is invited to teach the benefits of sin and then listen enters form their moral compass through consensus.    Nobody will ever tell us which opinions lead to salvation and which lead to the loss of it but good times will be had by all.

Of course anyone who produces materials on Church teaching is reviled and sent packing in this dynamic but we are not supposed to notice that!

They are not sure the haters who hate are going to go along with listening to apostasy and coming to the real love that turns evil into good. They see the Pope's credibility is toast with Catholics with decades of faithful service to Christ's Church. They don't wan it to happen to them.

At least they have that part right.



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Family now under the influence of the Pope Francis attack

I can't subject myself to the articles about Pope Francis demotion and exile of Cardinal Burke posted by long suffering Catholic journalists who have been luring our children into adultery and sexual debauchery, but I have been reading the headlines.

I have also been fielding questions from readers who tell me stories about how their relatives and loved ones have put adultery on full throttle, citing the counterfeit deposit of faith Pope Francis has generated with his...I am groping for charity here...statements and actions contrary to Church teaching and obfuscation of teaching.

These journalists have been permitted to use the name Catholic and flourish, while the see of bishops, the majority of which desire to license adultery from their own chanceries, have focused stripping The name Catholic from those who are trying to expose the counterfeit church they have erected within.

If I am reading the tone in the titles of articles on Pope Francis removal of Cardinal Burke written by journalists with long histories of selling sexual debauchery and adultery, they are now claiming Pope Francis agrees with their agenda and is advancing it at the Holy See.

There is no evidence to the contrary.

The Pope's public witness tells a story to our children and the people we love.

That story subverts any Church teaching we have taught in the past and it neutralizes if not renders completely ineffective, any attempt we make to persuade them that celibacy, chastity, Sacramental Marriage until death, Sunday obligation and other explanations in the Catechism about the Ten Commandments in the future.

Our families are now under attack from the sitting Pope.

I have read stories referencing a schism and internal war.   I believe even Cardinal Burke referenced the danger of schism under Pope Francis does exist.

The problem with this situation is, it's all going to creep back into homilies and religious education and our Sacred Liturgy, Sacraments and Rites.

Those who have been luring our children away from Church teaching have been declared as holding a true deposit of faith which is being caricatured by Pope Francis as some kind of ignorance of 2000 years of Popes and Saints.   They are being invited to promote heresy as church teaching in an effort to help the Pope, who is here to enlighten us of benefits of adultery and memorialize contradicting the Catechism as the practice for salvation.

The sappy silliness of clapping fornication is making its way into former strongholds.   Good pastors are getting caught up into it.

The stories written about Cardinal Burke are really about us as the heads of our family and our ability to carry out our vocation to teach the tools for salvation with efficacy.

It's destruction is at hand and I have lost the urge to put up a facade about who is leading that attack.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Open letter to Cardinal Burke

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November 7, 2014

Dear Cardinal Burke,

Thank you doesn't adequately express the gratitude I feel for the witness of your magnificat.

You were in the right place in the right time to demonstrate the kind of love that will pay any price for the Truth.   We so desperately needed the example of the sacrificial love for Christ and His Church that is not for sale for any role, threat of persecution, dismissal.

You have eloquently expressed your respect for the Holy Father through it all.  I hope you know how much fruit that bore.  Those of us whose children and loved ones are being misled by the things Pope Francis is saying and not saying, doing and not doing, have struggled with respect.   It is difficult to respect a man who is robbing your children of their salvation.  I would have more respect for their murderer.   The way you have conducted yourself has made a difference to me and many others.

There is a rugged road ahead.   Many, many Catechized families who live their lives using the Sacraments to fight temptation, purge sin and maintain a state of Sacramental Grace have been so scandalized they are in danger of seeking refuge with the schismatics.

Nothing but open, honest and candid evaluation of the scandal and the witness and expression of remaining on the Ark of the Covenant come what may is going to help them through this storm.

Denial and silence sends them to the schismatics who openly discuss the scandal but have fallen into despair and abandoned Christ.   The number of solid Catholics contemplating this as a refuge is catastrophic.  The situation needs your continued open witness and leadership.

You are being bound and led to where you do not want to go so you can feed the sheep.

I am sorry for the loss and pain this situation has brought upon you but know you would not have done it unless you knew it was a cheap price to pay for the Price of our salvation.

Find a way to publish steady guidance on the Internet.   Use media sources to get newsworthy responses into the press.  

Get ready for the irony of the uncatechized to use the word "disgraced" to caricature the sacrifice you made for Sacramental Grace.

I know your love for Christ will not let you waste time at a pity party and so we look forward to you getting settled into your new role, and I am not talking about the one in Malta!

A thousand thank yous for helping our children and loved ones navigate through the storm.


Dancing with the Maroons

Sorry for the silence!

I've been catching up with some knitting and home projects to prep for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

I have been keeping up with major news. The situation in catechesis is catastrophic. I am sure you have experienced the Pope Francis licenses for adultery in your own family and world. Relatives and friends who were hanging onto truth by a string have been cut loose by the demonic forces who haven risen all around us to mock Christ's Church.

I've read all the things Pope Francis is now suddenly saying to advance a counterfeit deposit of faith. Of all the things that floor me, the conniving sneakiness of the roll out of this agenda, now obvious to me, really takes the cake.

He intentionally kept it all hidden and worked behind the scenes to line up the apostates to build the counterfeit teachings they planned and plotted to lower upon us all in a big "TADA".  He carefully kept his intentions well-hidden so that they could lower the agenda on us with a sonic boom at the synod knowing it would create chaos.

Looking back on it now, it slithers and hisses like a snake.

I could not bring myself to watch the Cardinal O'Malley's canonization of Mayor Menino at the funeral but I read and heard the disgraceful display the quislings put on in the public square.

The practicing Catholics I know don't even know who they were talking about as they experienced a vindictive vicious man who persecuted Christ's followers and sexualized children.

Cardinal O'Malley said Mayor Menino always put his faith first.

Mayor Menino organized a 'prom' and invited children as young as 13 years old and handed out materials on homosexual sex and condoms.

I am assuming Cardinal O'Malley believes this to be a shining example of putting catholic teaching front and center.

A few years back, Mayor Menino divulged that he was ensuring that business owners who believe marriage is a Sacrament preserved for a woman and man were denied business licenses.

You read that right.

Mayor Menino said there were ways to stop people who hold these beliefs from earning wages and he was behind the scenes making sure we can't operate a business in Boston.

I won't bore you with the immorality, licentiousness, contraception and abortion Mayor Menino pushed while enthroned as Mayor, but one is forced to draw the conclusion that Cardinal O'Malley believes this is how a Catholic should persuade others what Catholic teaching is all about.

A Catholic Cardinal would take the life of a man who demoralized and sexualized children and stand in the public square and say this is how you put the Catholic religion "first".

Pope Francis style, I suppose.

Fr. Connolly, pastor at the parish The Mayor had the Rite of Christian Burial from, who I thought had more sense in his head, reported to the press that there is an old joke about living your life so the priest won't have to lie at your funeral. He said mayor Menino lived his life so that priests wouldn't have to lie. He let the current Mayor stand in the Sanctuary and announce the work Mayor Menino did to advance gay marriage was priceless. He then let them roll the casket out onto the Church steps where they piped in Frank Sinatra to sing "I did it my way".

I kid you not. They all stood there with their hankies on the front steps of our Church singing what is a man, what has he got, if not himself then he has naught. Standing on the steps outside the Price of our souls salvation singing about how the corpse in the casket did it his own way. What a mockery of our religion and the sacred Rite of Christian Burial.


Better stock up on popcorn and lemonade, The Pope Francis show is commencing at your local parish, Dancing with the Maroons.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Laity role with an elected Pope who contradicts Church Teaching

A few noteworthy things over the past few days.

A story materialized a few days back, wherein a mother claimed she told the Pope her son didn't go to Mass, and he reportedly told her not to worry about the Ten Commandments so long as her son is a "good kid".

A few months back, I would have thought this to be an exaggeration, but this is consistent with his shtick: When Christ's heirs are committing adultery, skipping Mass, lying, bearing false witness, using contraception, killing, the role of Christ's priests is to find the good in it.

How many times have we brought our families before a priest so they could substantiate, affirm, confirm and enlighten about the beauty and necessity to judge our own conduct in accordance with Church teaching, only to have the man undermine and rob them of it?

My prayers are with that poor woman. Can you imagine the impact of watching the Pope rob your family of it all, knowing this moment could affect generations?

Don't get me wrong, the adverse effects of depriving a generation of catechesis and turning the Sacred Liturgy into Sunday morning religious entertainment they think people are going to get up our of bed for is a conundrum. You can't drag your children to Mass, but when we very much need the support of a priest to enlighten , encourage and support us in our quest to give them the tools for salvation, what is the purpose of saying something that unravels them from the Deposit of Faith and the Sacraments, perhaps for the rest of their life ?

Why not compliment him, help the mother find a place where he can contribute his gifts and feel connected to his spiritual home?

When a mother approaches a priest with her family to seek his help, the hour has come for him to reign in the soul. There is never a time to convey the Commandments are legal mumbo jumbo impertinent to salvation.

Never.

In another development, the Pope contradicted the Deposit of Faith on the death penalty, suggesting the Charlie Mansons of this world should be set free as life imprisonment is a death sentence to mass murderers.

Yet another example he considers himself to be the crusader who leads Christ's people away from the slavery of the Catechism.

Russ Douthat wrote a brutally honest assessment of the problem we have with this Pope: he is contradicting Church teaching. Catholics who pursue their lives trying to live in a state of Grace - and that is not a small group - are about as likely to introduce his ideas to our children as we would introduce Joan Chittister as a role model for feminine fashion.

Russ stated, and I agree, that when the Church is burdened with a Pope who contradicts Church teaching, the role of the Church is to resist his errors.

But if he seems to be choosing the more dangerous path — if he moves to reassign potential critics in the hierarchy, if he seems to be stacking the next synod’s ranks with supporters of a sweeping change — then conservative Catholics will need a cleareyed understanding of the situation.

They can certainly persist in the belief that God protects the church from self-contradiction. But they might want to consider the possibility that they have a role to play, and that this pope may be preserved from error only if the church itself resists him.

A few stories at Fr. Z's are worth commentary.

First, Fr. Z is a bit ruffled by the timing of SSPX threatened excommunications.



I don't have the empathy Fr. Z does for SSPX and my own diligence found documents from the CDF stating SSPX Masses doesn't fulfill Sunday obligation. There is no place in the world where SSPX is permitted to administer Sacraments.

However, it is duly noted that a week after we are told Pope Francis wants the Church to be a welcoming place for apostates who spent decades teaching defiance to Church teaching (and millions have died in that state), actions are taken to excommunicate victims who fled from the danger and scandal.

Finally, there is this jewel about the story at Buzzfeed stating Cardinal Burke did not say the Pope is harming the Church.

Cardinal Burke corrected the record to relate the literal message was:

Here is what Cardinal Burke actually said:

“I can’t speak for the pope and I can’t say what his position is on this, but the lack of clarity about the matter has certainly done a lot of harm.”

What BuzzFeed reported:

“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.”


Are you kidding me?

If the Pope has been in office for a year and a half and his pontifications have left Christ's people confused, and that lack of clarity is doing harm - who do you think is the party responsible for his lack of clarity and the harm it is causing?

The Pope.

Who is the responsible party to mitigate the harm being done?

The Pope.

I don't see any correction on Cardinal Burkes reported words that the Pope giving us clarity was long overdue.

While I get why the calibration of Cardinal Burke's point was upsetting to the Pope, what it is exactly everyone is pretending was supposed to be the conclusion?






Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Pope is the Problem

As most of you have probably read by now, Phil Lawler wrote a piece wherein he goes into painful details about the scattered bodies from the train wreck of this papacy and then makes an astounding conclusion that the Pope isn't the problem, the problem is "traditional" and "conservative" Catholics are not "listening".

First of all, educated and informed Catholics have to stop using the caricatures of the uncatechized and ignorant.  There is no such thing as conservative and traditional when we are speaking about a fiat involving Catholic Church teaching.

What Phil and others are really talking about is faithful and unfaithful Catholics.  

Faithful Catholics accept Church teaching and when temptation arises, they use the Sacraments to resist it.  If they fall to sin, they know their soul has digested a poison that is lethal and will continue to flow through the system of communication between our brain and our soul and erode judgment.   The effects weaken and eventually erodes our ability to control impulses, emotions, thoughts, resulting in further sins.    The sin, even one of them, is a product of the devil that is a living force which consumes internally.   When we receive Communion in this state, there is, literally, a clashing of the living properties in the Body and Blood of Christ and the properties of the devil in the sin.

This battle which rages within, takes place in the intellect and causes great harm.   Consuming the Eucharist and then committing sin was the cause and effect which drove Judas to his betrayal.  His remorse was not related to his betrayal to Christ, so he did not seek Christ's forgiveness.  This predicament further decayed the wiring between his soul and intellect and his thoughts drove him to his own suicide.

Unfaithful Catholics are a product of sin.   Their is faulty wiring between the intellect and the brain.  They have reached the point where they are giving themselves the license to sleep around, steal, kill, lie, by concluding Church teaching is wrong and they are right.  These folks have stopped the process that removes and cures the poison of the devil which they repeatedly ingest into their soul.  They are convincing and luring others to live this way.

Being a faithful Catholic is not a tradition.  

Pursuing a parish where a priest will not defray Sacramental Grace in the Sacred Liturgy with the human who believe themselves to be the reason people should come to Church and the product they should receive is not conservative.

Phil seems to be taking up the position that the Catholic religion has a number of what he describes as "bents".

Bents?

There is no such thing.

A battle is waging between the forces of angelic and demonic forces and the forces are harvesting like they never have in a 4000 year history.

The idea that faithful Catholics have some kind of a listening problem is, quite frankly, cocammamy.
The Pope is a problem and it is not a little problem.
Prude and rational Cathics were obsessed with listening to Pope Francis every word.   When he contradicted 2000 years of Church teaching, we listened to our own children regurgitating his instructions that they no longer have to make judgments that are symbiotic to Church teaching. 

We related what we heard to Church Fathers, including the Pope, and we kept our ear low to the ground to listen for the relief we begged for on behalf of our children.   

The Pope used that opportunity to tell them their parents were not keeping up with the modern world and Church teaching is obsolete.

We listened to his appointments to relay the theology through the people he hand picked at the synod and we watches his sneaky attempt to obstruct the majority of Bishops from releasing their statements which straightened the crooked paths he is laying before our children and the damage he is doing within  our family to ever teach the truth with efficacy.

We listened to his Relatio. The Relatio was his product. He reviewed and approved its contents and in fact gave it out to the press before the Bishops, whose words were twisted and obstructed, had the chance to review it.

If anything, we were obsessed with listening.  He has revealed himself to the point where it is undeniable.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Michael Voris' Clarification

http://wdtprs.com/blog/2014/10/michael-voris-card-burke-corrections/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wdtprs%2FDhFa+%28Fr.+Z%27s+Blog+-+What+Does+The+Prayer+Really+Say%3F%29

Another peculiar development in Christendom.

The substance of Michael's condemnation is so unsettling one hardly knows where to begin.

Was he willing to twist Cardinal Burke's selfless sacrifice to speak the truth knowing he would be persecuted by the enemy forces now in control in the Vatican into a matter for the Confessional out of a knee-jerk reaction to Verecchio or because a donor threaten him?

Whatever the reason, it is stomach turning.

It's funny, when I read Verrechio's post I thought it was cheap and started a blog post I thankfully wasn't able to finish before Michael published his "clarification".

I highly doubt Michael is not in the loop with sources that now confirm Pope Francis' agenda is intentional, sneaky and catastrophically dangerous to the salvation of souls and unity of our 2000 year old Church.

It is one thing to make a decision that he personally is not in the position to sacrifice it all for the truth.  I respect discernment on everyone's  delicate balance of the good they can continue to do going 3/4 of the way or letting go of the money donors use to cover up the corruption on every level of everything.

I've been in this "business" for 20 year.  His logic is so twisted, it has the stink of a donor.

But to take up arms against the people who have the highest level of sacrificial love for a handful of cash is as cheap as it gets.



Michael has been a tremendous help to us here in Boston and I have valued and defended his apostolate over the years.   My initial reaction to this development was this is so far over the line, my own spirituality is calling me to distance myself from throwing Cardinal Burke under the bus with a screed indicating he is doing it out of holiness and respect for Christ's Church is too much for me.

Out of respect for him, I do not want to go into any more details on the reasons why, but much like he  is distancing himself, I need to do the same.

He and all at CMTV have my prayers.


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!