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.


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.


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.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fr. Rutler on the Martyrdom of Christians

September 14, 2014
by Fr. George W. Rutler

I do not like most jargon, as it diminishes the creative power of the noble English language rightly used. For instance, I do not like to be told by bureaucratic sorts to “prioritize.” (Apparently, the first recorded instance of its use was in the 1972 presidential campaign.) As with all things, Christ the Living Word put it better when he said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). God and his promise of eternal life should have priority over every other desire or concern.

Recently, many television viewers complained about a news bulletin covering the beheading of the journalist and devout Catholic, James Foley. Their objection was not to the horror of the news, but that it had interrupted the broadcast of a soap opera. We are learning quickly that people with that defective kind of priority will soon find out the hard way that life is not a soap opera. We are now engaged in a war, whether or not some politicians hesitate to call it that, and it must have priority over all other interests. The war is being fought by enemies of God, deluded by the conceit that they are fighting for God.

This is so hard for an indulged and selfish culture to accept, inasmuch as it means acknowledging that good and evil exist, though many would prefer to ignore the latter. Christians are being martyred in the Middle East, and public officials still find it hard to mention that those who are being crucified, beheaded, and driven from their homes are suffering because they are Christians.

The auxiliary bishop of Baghdad, Shlemon Warduni, said on Vatican radio: “We have to ask the world: Why are you silent? Why do not you speak out? Do human rights exist, or not? And if they exist, where are they? There are many, many cases that should arouse the conscience of the whole world: Where is Europe? Where is America?” The genocide of Christians, who have been in Iraq since shortly after the Resurrection, does not seem to have priority in the attention of many in our country.

As this suffering continues, many in the United States are willing to tolerate heresy and moral decadence in a vain attempt to “get along” with others. While Christians must “love the sinner and hate the sin,” there are an increasing number of people who are intimidated into enabling the sinner to advertise his sin. In 1992, Cardinal O’Connor said that compromising Catholic truth for the sake of political correctness “was not worth one comma in the Apostles' Creed.”

The holy martyrs in the Middle East honor the Church and atone for our degeneracy. Their bishops are willing to struggle and die with them. They must be amazed that bishops and people in other places have their priorities so wrong.

Boston Catholic Insider on Cardinal O'Malley's Publicity Stunts for "Crux"

Excellent post.

I forgot Margery Eagan suggested the Pope should try smoking pot.

That might explain the launch event?

Casting the Net into the Deep

As I watched Cardinal O'Malley, Mary Ann Glendon, Joan Desmond Frawley sell a media apostolate they know will encourage readers to sleep around, take contraception, conflate false gods and pagan rituals as supplements for the sacraments, I thought a lot about the direction this is all going and work we all have cut out for us in our parishes. Until Pope Francis gets to the big 'ta da" of the practice of loving Christ enough to be faithful to Him, the practice of love that does what your lover desires even when you don't feel lie it -- this is where the 'Francis effect' is going to really do damage - in the Liturgy, in catechesis, which will then spread to the community and our own homes and relationships of everyone we care about making their way to Heaven.

I often wonder how Pope Francis feels about the "Francis effect".

Imagine yourself trying to sell the teachings of the Church with a new marketing plan and the next thing you know your initiative turns into a Catholic license to sin free from consequences and they call it the "Carol effect".

Pope Francis is like the parents in town who have drunken bashes for teenagers. All the teens love them but the parents don't have a friend in town over the age 18. It doesn't stop until the conversion is spawned from the tragedy of a child who wraps his car around a tree.

The synod is right around the corner. We have three possibilities.

1. He's going to formally undermine the teachings and structure of the Mystical Body of Christ
2. He's going to move people to faithfulness.
3. Cardinal O'Malley and Mary Ann Glendon have given us the preview: Pope Francis is going to sell Margery Eagan and her dissent as the future role model of 'all things Catholic'.

As the "Crux" was playing out, I was hands on working on another situation in the Archdiocese. The details are not important but the outcome is, because everyone on every level eventually came to Jesus on it and the initiative is going to be tweaked to put the focus back on the mission to bring souls to Sanctifying Grace.

One or two heroic witness to laying down one's own agenda to learn and accept the truth at all costs can light a fire of love that consumes many. When a person or persons desires to do something that is contrary to the teachings of the Church or Canon Law, love for Christ is taken hostage.

A person has sexual desires for you they want to fulfill. The spiritual reality is, that person is asking you to make a choice between them and Christ.

There are individual struggles:

Do you want to remain in a state of Grace and receive the Properties in the Eucharist or do you want to keep that person in your life?

The person you love has taken Christ hostage and the choice is before you. Pay his ransom and walk away or give in to the demands of the captor.

It's a subconscious thing that goes on, the person doesn't mean to do it but that is what is happening on the spiritual level.

There are parish and community struggles:

A person wants to turn the Sacred Liturgy into theatrics of lights and good music and human entertainment, folklore or dance. Does a priest sacrifice bringing his entire community to the font of Sanctifying Grace and let the person or persons hijack the Liturgy?

There are struggles that will involve our duty to preserve the Deposit of Faith for the next generation when it is in the hands of pagans and heretics.

We have islam carrying out their perpetual agenda to pursue and kill Christ and His folowers and the President of the United States has them positioned in every city waiting for the right time to riot and bomb, set fires and kill us all.

It's an emergency situation. Most of us are people of good will who may make mistakes in casting the net into the deep.

Those who are goners are going to become obvious and manifest themselves.

We have our work cut out for us and everyone has their role. Many victories lie ahead. Many heroes are sitting beside you, leading their parishes in ministries or as priests. There are heroes in the Chancery, in the USCCB and in Rome.

The Mystical Body of Christ is absolutely magnificent. I just can't get enough of it.

n.b. There is a Latin Mass at s
St Pauls in Cambridge at 7pm tomorrow evening to celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. See you there!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pope Francis to Marry Couples Living in Sin - Be careful of stories with meat and potatoes missing.

I lost a few pounds when I saw these headlines this morning, but there is much more to this story than meets the eye.

Couples who have been "living in sin" and women who had children out of wedlock will be married by Pope Francis at a ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday, in a further sign of his determination to make the Catholic Church more inclusive and compassionate.

Ah...no. Like gays have always been marching in parades, the Catholic Church has been marrying couples who live together and have children out of wedlock all along.

The idea is to ask the right questions that lead to those revelations and then teach the substance that leads them to Sanctifying Grace.

There are some important quotes missing from this story. (Here is an article that carried the story in its entirety)

Here's the important quote:

While cohabitation is not in itself a canonical impediment to marriage, it is contrary to the church's teaching on marriage and sexual love. The church urges that pastoral ministers help couples preparing for marriage by showing them the witness of Christian family life in such a way as they may regularize their situation before their wedding ceremony.

Doesn't matter what their situation is when they approach Christ's Church. If they are willing to regularize and enter the Sacrament in a state of Sanctifying Grace, it is the beautiful practice of our religion.

Cardinal O'Malley Reveals More of Pope Francis Plans for Catechesis (or lack thereof)

I reviewed several articles describing last night's Crux kickoff.

Cardinal O'Malley hasn't been this gaga in a room full of powerbrokers moral relativism since Ted Kennedy's funeral.

He made several startling revelations.

First of all, he and Pope Francis are in constant communication by fax around the clock.

Whooh-boy. Carol is calling in some chits to get her hands on that number!

Cardinal O'Malley indicated that Pope Francis is looking in every corner of the world to find voices of cafeteria Catholics who discredit 2000 years of Catholic saints and theologians and help put them in charge of the Vatican.

He really wants lay people to take their proper role in the church, ...But of Francis’ curial reforms that rely on lay experts rather than Vatican bureaucrats? “There’s been a lot of resistance, but the Holy Father has been behind this 100 percent.”

And, if there were ever two men who knew how to pick 'em, it is Cardinal O'Malley and Pope Francis.

Here we were thinking the proper role of a lay person in the Church was being a mother and father, grandparent, children taking care of their elderly parents, husband, wife, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, friend, neighbor and let celibate men take care of the Deposit of Faith and the Sacraments?

One of the more interesting lines of discussion began when Margery Eagan, who writes a column on spirituality for Crux (and who co-hosts Boston Public Radio on WGBH 89.7 FM), asked if Francis might bridge the gap between someone who is “a liberal Catholic” or “a cafeteria Catholic” such as herself and “a conservative Catholic” such as Glendon.

Bridge the gap.

This is a Church that teaches right from wrong, sin from virtue. Why in the Name of Christ would we ever want to leave the River of Sanctifying Grace to cross a bridge to listen to the talking points of misguided wolves in sheep's clothing?

No, there isn't going to be any common ground initiatives with lies. It is so far over their heads, they are incapable of processing the reasons why.

Are you ready for the best line in the whole thing?

“I’m going to resist being called a conservative Catholic,” Glendon replied.

You don't say!

For reasons I don't have to explain to readers of TTC, I couldn't think of anything more harebrained than Cardinal O'Malley and Mary Ann Glendon to be the stars of an infomercial encouraging Catholic leaders to read the theological trash posted on Crux.

If they were intentionally trying to sabotage the salvation of souls in Boston, they couldn't do a better job.

What do you think they'll do for an encore?

I think the St. Patrick's Day Parade is looking for a couple of Catholics who know to pull off a decent publicity stunt to spin the story.

Another excellent Vortex -- he's on fire!

I've never taken a shine to the word 'pastoral'. Mikey nails the meaning.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


But I am struggling to make sense out of Bill Donohue's continued statements.

This one is way, way out there.

He seems to be positioning his contentment with clapping fornication being added to a Catholic Saint's parade as being okay with him so long as signs about Catholic teaching could be included too.

Where is he losing us?

Maybe this will help:

Prior to the announcement that a klu klux klan group would march under its own banner in the 2015 parade, I was consulted by parade organizers about their plans. I told them that I could only support this decision if there were a formal revision in the parade’s rules governing marching units, and that is exactly what I said in my first public statement. To be specific, I asked them to pledge that a pro-life Catholic group would also be permitted. I was told that a formal change in the rules had been approved and that a pro-life group would march.

Billy boy, when one digs oneself into a hole...we..put.the.shovel.down.

If the scags from "fe-men" want to come into our Churches and the governors of every state tell us we have to let them parade around naked during our Sacred Liturgy, defending the faith doesn't involve saying it's ok with us so long as we are allowed to wear clothes.

Give it a rest.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cardinal O'Malley Attending Event to Support John Allen/Margery Egan Apostate Website

For out of town readers unfamiliar with Boston media publications, Margery Egan is a Boston Herald journalist who has spent the last few decades publishing articles that encourage Catholic women to sleep around, take contraception and kill their own children. Over the last decade, she added encouraging sexual activity and promiscuity to same sex attracted Catholics.

Anytime there was an opportunity trash Church teaching, bash Catholics striving to practice their religion with fidelity or paint every priest as a pedophile, Mags was all over it.

God only knows how many souls died in their sin, empowered by articles written by the Margery Egan.

When the Boston Globe announced the Catholic Bonnie and Clyde show, Boston Catholics kept refreshing the browser at Cardinal Sean's blog waiting for the big announcement that they are doing a great disservice to the Church and irreparable damage to the communion of the Church.

Ok..we weren't breathlessly waiting for him to use the blog to criticize reprobates as he does faithful Catholics, but the last thing we expected was an announcement that Cardinal O'Malley is so 'supportive' of their publication, he will be in attendance, not only at the 'launch' event in Boston, but he's going to fly to Rome to attend the 'launch' event scheduled there.

Do you believe it? Cardinal O'Malley is a guest speaker at the launch of a publication that distorts and undermines Catholic Church teaching.

John Allen states that while the Archdiocese isn't going to 'officially sponsor' them, Cardinal O'Malley is going to put some wind in their sails.

And, guess who his sidekick is?

Yep - Cardinal Dolan.

You will undoubtedly, from time to time, be seeing an interview with Cardinal O’Malley [of Boston], who will be speaking at our launch event at Boston College on Sept. 11. But that is because he is a national figure. The same goes for my three-part interview with Cardinal Dolan that Crux is publishing.

A regular national celebrity.

Cardinal Pell too. What's gotten into him? I thought he could smell the pigs in the poke all the way from Australia. Has he gone soft in the squash too?

This was my favorite part of the article:

On Sept. 5, Register senior editor Joan Frawley Desmond spoke with Allen about his plans to develop a Catholic website that doesn't “carry water for anyone” and his hopes that the “Francis effect” will revitalize public interest in all things Catholic.

Boy, there's nothing like a story in a Catholic publication dripping with willful ignorance and dishonesty. Every responsible Catholic journalist knows full well the Boston Globe is 'carrying the water' for the culture of death and the destruction of Christ's Church.

I'm so sick of the 'Francis effect', it isn't even funny. Spiritual insanity is getting as scary as Ebola.

n.b. here's a post by Mags.

A bitter superficial woman with a chip on her shoulder, at odds with Church teaching, who disagrees with the church on gays, birth control, women, coming to Church to "meet and greet" and get a piece of squished Sunbeam bread and wine from the priest.

Precisely the kind of cheap leadership in Catholic thought Cardinal O'Malley is well-known to deliver unto Catholic women in Boston.

Margery Eagan may well die sitting in a pew. But it doesn't make her a Catholic, anymore than sitting in her garage makes her a car.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Massachusetts Prolife Voters

The Tenth Crusade advises you get to pills and vote for Mark Fisher for Governor.