Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost!

The USCCB made Pope Francis' quarterback of pneumatic Roman quackery, the Colin Kaepernik of American Cardinals, a free agent and elected a real prolifer to head the prolife committee.

I linked to Michael Sean Winters so I could poach the best synopsis in Christendom:

Not to put too fine a point on it, but this amounted to the bishops giving the middle finger to Pope Francis.

I am eating crow tonight!

First time in 40 years a Cardinal hasn't been elected. And here is the kicker: Dolan tipped the scale!

I'm actually shocked. I mean...the USCCB supported Carol Keehan and the nuns on the bus. You've got to be a pretty successful flunkee not to pull the wool over their eyes.

Over at John Allen's place they are calling it a "surprising upset".

In a surprising upset, Archbishop Joseph Naumann beat Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago to become head of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee. The election will likely be viewed by many as a referendum on both Pope Francis and the bishops' pro-life policy engagement.

I know too that we are all feverishly praying that coming out of the closet may not pan out for the heretics after all.

I remember back in the 80's when I thought the Church was backwards on contraception. I flocked to priests who sold my soul to the devil. I knew exactly where to find them. They would not even absolve contraception in the Confessional of people sitting on the fence, as I was. They would tell you it isn't a sin anymore, its just a matter of time before its official, so it didn't need to be absolved. It took them 30+ years to elevate a pope who would use Christ's throne to muddle Church teaching enough to convince the uncatechized and those like me who were spiritually disoriented from mortal sin. He's created such malice for the Head of Christ in the Deposit of Faith, I honestly don't know if we'll ever get those people back. So upsetting because they are the people we love.

I've talked about this before, but I remember those days paying keen attention to what Pope John Paul II was saying. Although I resented him for it, his persistence kept the dying seed of truth watered enough that I never fully accepted what the heretics were saying. But, I wanted to believe them so badly I continued to use contraception for years. The lies of those priests kept me in a state of habitual mortal sin for YEARS. Oddly enough, I was very-well catechized. Just goes to show you that the combination of wanting to believe and the effects of mortal sin on the intellect can give you a pretty bad case of amnesia.

What broke my stupid streak was these priests eventually said things I knew could not possibly be true, proving themselves to be a liar. And I hate to admit that I didn't flock back to truth when I discovered the first liar. I went to another parish where a more conservative liar was pastor. And I did that a couple of times! All the while, Pope John Paul II consistently was teaching the Truth in the public square. I was so curious to know who was lying to me, I read his encyclicals, with a prayer to Christ to lead me to the Truth.

I wonder if that is what happened to this Body of Bishops? The lies from this Pope's circus just became so outrageous that it was enough to wake them out of their 40 years of diabolical disorientation? That and our fervent prayers?!

I am very worried about the permanence of damage done to people we love by a Pope leading people from the Truth to lies. It's the Bizarro world of my own experience.

Also in the news today, Cardinal Burke took the next canonical step and made the 'final plea' for clarity on the dubia.

Part of me wants to think the USCCB's 'middle finger' to the agenda has got to be shocking to the Holy Father. If he ever thought only a couple of educated Cardinals glued to Sanctifying Grace would resist, today was a rude awakening. US Bishops are not the sharpest tools in the shed and everyone knows it. As the canonical case against him makes its way across his desk today, the chances that his legacy is going to make history in ways he never anticipated just went up like a winning thoroughbred who relieves himself while the folks are singing My Old Kentucky Home at Kentucky Derby. He's got a problem and it isn't a little one.

But the other part of me remembers what he said in response to the uproar over the synod. He said something like the people he has been planning this with realize that there is going to be resistance and our plan is to carry on. That's what he said and I believe him. Just maybe, we'll be hearing a homily this weekend caricaturing the entire see of USCCB Bishops as rigid-sourpussed-creed-reciting-parrots who are detached from the people. The ridiculousness of that caricature isn't going to help his credibility one bit.

Either way, it's about to get interesting.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

As if we didn't have enough episcopal nincompoops giving us sensory overload with their sulfur, we must brace ourselves for news coverage of the USCCB Convention meeting in Baltimore. This year, we are 'celebrating' 100 years of their chestnuts.

I always find their arms-length observance of moral chaos, as if they have nothing to do with it, remarkable.

While the apostolic nuncio duly noted the catastrophic spiritual damage they have foisted upon the inhabitants of the earth with their divisive rhetoric, he seemed to be implying the Bishops have been stalwart warriors of Church teaching, telling them not to be discouraged with their epic failures. He called them to 'unity' without ever telling them what they are supposed to be unifying us all to. It does their widdle wounded hearts good to gather twice a year to hear meaningless proverbs and the pope's encouragement to 'carry on fellas'.

Their belligerent narcissism is intoxicating.

Nobody captured it better than Fr. Joe Wilson.

This episcopate will never do anything but spin the problems; won’t ever settle down to address the hard work of renewal. Watching the bishops’ conference in action is like viewing the film of a train wreck over and over again. With bright-colored clowns hanging out the train windows, waving and blowing kisses. One only wishes one had a tomato.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Ma, che sei grullo?”

The latest article at Crux depicts some kind of power struggle over the prolife committee that will become the sled dog for the Pope's agenda to abandon the victims of abortion.

The election is viewed by many as a referendum on both the conference's approach to pro-life policies and Pope Francis.

Please. I don't see how the election of Cupich would have any effect upon the actual numbers of lives saved. He will have the capacity to blow his sulfur around Washington DC but he's already been tarred and feathered so I don't see how he could make it any worse.

The USCCB has done nothing but aid and abet politicians who make government the sponsor of mass murders of innocents. Bishop Naumann needs to tie his effective leadership to that ball and chain like he needs diabetes.

Should the conference fail to select Cupich as its next head, it will likely be viewed as an effort to quell the resurrection of the consistent life ethic approach - a decision that will reveal not merely where the bishops stand on pro-life policy, but more broadly, how they understand the “Francis effect” in action.

Having any expectation that the election by this notorious see of wimps is a litmus test for the election of the next pope doesn't gel for me.

Monday, November 6, 2017

What is a Pharisee?

I wish I had a dime for every time we heard a Catholics who was asked to stop teaching heresy used today's readings to imply Christ fought against faithful teachers.   

Yesterday's homily blew me away.  As is customary, I went to confession this week to confess my contempt for what the pope is doing, that I was seeing the consequences and he's driving me bonkers.    I always explain that I'm a writer and so my screw ups are more serious than the average person because they could cause a reader to despair.   And I'm working out a lot of frustration before I post.

Lo and behold, the homily was about our little problem in Rome.  No names were mentioned but great emphasis was placed on the baptismal duty to challenge leadership even at the top because power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Father mentioned you may be accused of being a 'pharisee', but to remember that 'pharisees' were people who were teaching the law but not practicing it themselves.    Pharisees were actually teaching people it was ok to divorce and Christ corrected them.  

He said it doesn't matter how high in leadership a person is, you have to balance what they say against the Catechism, the doctors of the Church to confirm whether the person is teaching Truth.  If in error, the person needs to be corrected and if he doesn't correct himself, the error needs to be explained to the people so they do not follow the leader into the rabbit hole.  It needs to be done charitably - which is where I think we often fail - but not to ever convince ourselves that we should hold back from challenging the person in error.

As the confessor reminded me, the key is supernatural Grace and to keep pursuing it because using It in practice does not come easy.    I've been taking my frustrations to confession about the Holy Father to try to draw supernatural Grace so I can use it to keep readers from despair, tethered to the Sacraments and on the path to know what to say and how to say it to the people around us, for years.  I never once heard the pope is being misunderstood.   I have heard "don't even get me started", "it's a problem", etc.

Please - if you are struggle with this - take your concerns into the confessional.   As a reminder, the confessional is a place to plan to say whatever needs to be said in less than 2 minutes and to have expectations that what will be said to you will be said in less than 30 seconds.   I wait in long lines with good confessors and people are in and out in less than 4 minutes.   It's not a place for a long-winded sob story.  You touch the cloak to draw supernatural Grace, get a one-minute summary of your trajectory and you are off like bride's pajamas. 

I don't think we've seen the tip of the iceberg of destruction at hand, so there is a looong road ahead of us.    Christ help us to always serve You, come what may.

The King of love my shepherd is,Whose goodness faileth never; I nothing lack if I am His and He is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow, my ransomed soul He leadeth, and where the verdant pastures grow,with food celestial feedeth.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Cardinal DiNardo, the USCCB and the Cult that Protects Catholic Predators

Do you recall the Catholic Hierarchy crimes of protecting sexual predators for decades?

The real problem was the cult that internally operates to protect the crimes and spiritual debauchery of the ordained.

A priest, bishop, Cardinal, Pope or their assignees would do something harmful.  A righteous person goes up the chain of command to get the activity stopped. The response of Catholic leadership was to demonize and alienate the righteous person trying to help the victim.

When the scandal over sexual predators was laid bare in newspapers, many of us who tried to stop spiritual abuse recognized the pattern of protecting abusers.   You'd go the pastor, the aux bishop, the bishop of the see, the Nuncio, then the Holy See.   There were several responses. 

Similar to the response of the Holy Father, some would ignore you.  Others would write template keep-warm-and-well-fed letters expressing thanks for bringing concerns to their attention and assuring you of prayers.  While the spiritual predator enjoyed freedom to continue his abuse, you were slandered and removed from any type of service you were providing to Christ's Church.

This pontificate has resuscitated the insidious culture.

Fr. Weinandy is the latest victim of this treachery.

We appeal to the Holy Father to stop the things he's doing to cause irreparable harm to the Church and people we love - he defends himself by not responding to content while removing the righteous person. He gushes over and appoints the offender to a prestigious role to give the abuser credibility.  The next thing you know, Cardinal DiNardo follows the Holy Father's lead.

Fr. Weinandy wrote a respectful letter to Pope Francis explaining the harm and wrongdoing.  The USCCB boots Fr. Weinandy out of his consulting role and pledges their allegiance to follow the edicts coming of Rome even if they rob people of salvation.

What is happening as we expose wrongdoing and spiritual crimes of this pontificate is understated.
Pope Francis is setting the tome that actually reinstates the dangerous cult as the operational culture.

It's very important to outclever the cleverholes.    They don't summarily dismiss every whistleblower.  Like every tyranny, someone is publicly dismissed as an example of what will happen if we expose spiritual or legal crimes.    This provides shelter from accountability and gives more time to roll out their agenda.

Likewise, every priest, bishop and Cardinal shouldn't fall on the sword under this tyranny.  Most have to carry on the mission of the Church as best as we can in the circumstances we are in.   Under a good bishop, priests can openly teach the tools for salvation without fear of being removed.     But there is a small group who will be called to tell tyrants the whistle is being blown and to take their appointments to their committees and shove them right up their backsides.   When they're removed, we'll expose that too.  

In 90% of the cases, this stalls momentum and occasionally even reverses damage.   We don't have to scorch the earth.   It's a tiny flare across their bow that's enough to stop cowardly careerists from following the lead of warriors with agendas.  

It does not go unnoticed that as priests, bishops, Cardinals and Romans who have been harming the Church for decades are being unmasked, the same thing happening inside the Church is happening in Hollywood.  Ashley Judd actually admitted she not only protected Weinstein with her silence, she promised to sleep with him if he put her into a role that wins her an Oscar.   Certainly gives her actions of parading around Washington wearing a hat shaped like her genitals on her head a whole new meaning. 

Seems like everywhere we turn, we can't keep track of the abusers coming out of the woodwork.   Most interesting to those of us with our antennae in the supernatural world.

People continue to excuse the Holy Father's conduct with telling us he's a nice guy with good motives.  I don't waste a cell of my brain speculating on the reasons he's telling people I love and care about that the Church has been wrong for 2000 years and all this time, the heretics and apostates were holding the keys to salvation.   That sob story is between him and Christ. 

During the Third Reich, as the Jews were lined up in front of a pit to be shot, one man turned to a soldier carrying out Hitler's orders and said "I see what you are doing and so does God."  
Sometimes, that's the only service we can provide to Our Beloved.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Can somebody please explain this statement from St Peter's in Cambridge to me?

This came across my Facebook feed from the Clergy Trust:

No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church.
No matter what your current family or marital situation.
No matter what your current personal history, age, background, or race.
No matter what your own self image:
You are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected here at Saint Peter Parish.
We are here to welcome and serve you.

Does this mean when our relatives living with their lovers go to St Peter's, the pastor is going to openly contradict what Catholic parents are telling them? He's going to tell them Christ welcomes and respects breaking Commandments?

Its the end of the absolution of sins at St. Peter's in Cambridge?

This parish is a refuge from what they are being told at home or priests who give a rats backside about their immortal soul?

This pastor welcomes the lifestyle of living in a perpetual state of mortal sin?

Isn't this what we really want to know about Pope Francis' drivel?

This is what the dubia is all about, isn't it?

Quo Vadis?

Where are you taking the people we love?

You are going to splinter our families and take them into a state of habitual sin?

If they die that way you just  don't give a sh*t.

Isn't that what you really mean?

They are not going to be told or shown the way to Christ and salvation.

You "are there to serve" fornication.

Lucky us.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Pope's Delusion that His Personal Letters Abrogate Law on the Sacraments

That's what the latest controversy boils down to.

What's next?

The authority of his post-it notes to abrogate Humanae Vitae?

What's changed with this assertion is, he's graduated from conflating the Magisterium for the thoughts he has while on the toilet, to licensing authority to his writing of those thoughts on scraps of paper.

This actually is a significant development for the counterfeit church.

Have you read the article published by the Guardian "The War against Pope Francis"?

If you haven't, here's a reader's digest of its talking points: Poor Pope Francis is facing backlash for hoodwinking divorced people, and couples living together, into believing they have no need for Sacramental absolution of sin. The poor guy is only trying to codify the sleeping around people have been doing for decades so the "church" can survive. Pope Francis is stepping up to change church 'rules' to approve of how people actually behave. But, in order for the Pope's codification of sexual debauchery to be memorialized into teaching, the people have to accept it. The glory will be fleeting.

The Catholic church has spent much of the past century fighting against the sexual revolution, much as it fought against the democratic revolutions of the 19th century, and in this struggle it has been forced into the defence of an untenable absolutist position, whereby all artificial contraception is banned, along with all sex outside one lifelong marriage. As Francis recognises, that’s not how people actually behave. The clergy know this, but are expected to pretend they don’t. The official teaching may not be questioned, but neither can it be obeyed. Something has to give, and when it does, the resulting explosion could fracture the church...

If the ordinary worshippers stop believing in what they are doing, the whole thing collapses. Francis knows this. If he cannot reconcile theory and practice, the church might be emptied out everywhere. His opponents also believe the church faces a crisis, but their prescription is the opposite. For them, the gap between theory and practice is exactly what gives the church worth and meaning. If all the church offers people is something they can manage without, Francis’s opponents believe, then it will surely collapse...

To guarantee Francis’ changes will last, the church has to accept them. That is a question that will not be answered in his lifetime. He is 80 now, and only has one lung. His opponents may be praying for his death, but no one can know whether his successor will attempt to contradict him – and on that question, the future of the Catholic church now hangs.

(my emphasis)

The summary paragraph is hauntingly accurate and absolute.

Pope Francis will not live to see the outcome. Assisting the people he's lured into mortal sin relies, in part, upon whether a faithful Catholic is elevated to the Chair of Peter who will put the heresy out of its misery. Time will tell whether we'll be able to marginalize the heresies.

In the meantime, I think we can expect attempts to get traction with the idea that a pope changes Church teaching by jotting things down on toilet paper.

ps- I do not recommend praying for the Holy Father's death. I wouldn't mind seeing him hasten his suggestion that he may wish to renounce the Chair of Peter but I don't even pray for that. I do keep pointing out the number of people being lured into mortal sin and asking Christ to save them from this fate. Sometimes I think It's asking Him not to accept His Crucifixion.

It's a mess.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Pope's Letter to Cardinal Sarah

This is most ominous. I have not processed all of the implications, but it seems the pope is in the process of a decapitation of Christ's Head in the Sacred Liturgy.

Fr Longenecker published a post of what he anticipates could come next, which I also believe are likely.

This is a historic mutilation of Christ's Mystical Body.

I ran to Fr Z's blog for a self-imposed intervention, but his post made me sick to my stomach.

I didn't think he had the capability and power to dismember Christ, but it seems the power has been handed over to him.