Monday, July 17, 2017

Scathing take down of Pope Francis Confidants Moronic Talking Points

Article by pope’s confidantes adds little to understanding Trump’s America

Wrong on Protestant history, ignorant of contemporary Catholic life, tendentious in its analysis, patronizing in tone and damning with faint praise the very policies of the Holy Father it seeks to defend, it is hard to understand what ambitions were had for a piece that does not even rise to the level of mediocrity.

I was sorry to see Voris take such a beating in the article but otherwise found this article to be a chilling condemnation of the 'Pope Francis effect'.

Most especially this:

Spadaro and Figueroa’s theological assessment of the “ecumenism of hate” does not bear scrutiny. Their charges will dissipate quickly
enough for lack of substantive argument. But the claim that the Holy See refrains from distinguishing between right and wrong in a world of tyrants and their victims needs a correction soon.

It would have been opportune for the Secretariat of State to have done so before publication.


The Lavender Mafia's Triumphant Trampling of Rome

Some good commentary from Fr. Z and Phil Lawlor.

"We are witnessing St. John Paul II prophecy of the rise of an anti-church"

This is a no brainer.

Counterfeit Church is Out of Control Under "Francis"

Cruising news stories at our favorite Catholic aggregate Canon 212 really incriminates this pope and papacy.

At a family conference in my sweet Ireland, Cardinal Schonborn again confirms the deviousness of the Holy Father by answering that Amoris Letitiae is a license to live in a perpetual state of mortal sin. This again confirms the intention of the Holy Father was to author a document that instructs the faithful to contradict Church teaching.

This is why the Holy Father has not and cannot answer the dubia himself. If he does, he kicks off his own canonical indictment of 'heretic'.

While we recognize this deceptive treachery, the flurry of henchmen explaining the intentions of the mute pope really paints the papacy as obliquitous.

The head of the CDF, a man with a history of painting a homoerotic picture of himself on the ceiling of the Cathedral, said that Christian values do not need to be defended because “they defend themselves.”

Ross Douthat seems to think the apostates and heretics Pope Francis appoints are getting ahead of him:

It is clear enough that Francis has friends and allies who want him to go forward in a hurry. They regard the ambiguous shift on divorce and remarriage as a proof-of-concept for how the church can change on a wider range of issues, where they have lately made forays and appeals — intercommunion with Protestants, married priests, same-sex relationships, euthanasia, female deacons, artificial birth control, and more....

His more liberal appointees can get ahead of him as in the case of Charlie Gard, the dying English baby whose doctors and government won’t let his parents pay for an unlikely-to-succeed treatment. The pope’s refashioned Pontifical Academy for Life, which now accepts pro-choice and euthanasia-friendly members, issued a statement that seemed to support the government over the parents. But shortly thereafter, Francis intervened in support of the parents’ rights, creating a somewhat defensive scramble by his allies.

Appointing heretics to go ahead of him is his modus operandi. It's his game plan to avoid accountability for the outcome of surrounding our families with heretics.

So now that we've observed that the Holy Father will publicly contradict his own appointees when they calibrate his message wrong, this convicts him in the times he didn't. He's using them like a ventriloquist.

No doubt you've all read Pope Benedict's caricature that the Ark of the Covenant is filled with cowards and on the verge of capsizing.

All I have to say to that is, 'thanks a bunch'.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

President Trump's Poland Speech

A knock your sox off speech.

We are so blessed!

Living under the 'democratic' power of atheists and communists and bigots for eight years makes one especially grateful for the restoration of adoring God, law and order and love for our country.

And when the day came on June 2nd, 1979, and one million Poles gathered around Victory Square for their very first mass with their Polish Pope, that day, every communist in Warsaw must have known that their oppressive system would soon come crashing down.  (Applause.)  They must have known it at the exact moment during Pope John Paul II’s sermon when a million Polish men, women, and children suddenly raised their voices in a single prayer.  A million Polish people did not ask for wealth.  They did not ask for privilege.  Instead, one million Poles sang three simple words:  “We Want God.”

In those words, the Polish people recalled the promise of a better future.  They found new courage to face down their oppressors, and they found the words to declare that Poland would be Poland once again.

As I stand here today before this incredible crowd, this faithful nation, we can still hear those voices that echo through history.  Their message is as true today as ever.  The people of Poland, the people of America, and the people of Europe still cry out “We want God.”

I continue to wonder whether prolifers who worked against Donald Trump are admitting their error. I mostly wonder about the Catholics in the Ted Cruz campaign who continued to undermine Trump's chances of winning even after Cruz was out of the race. Some of them went so far as to suggest to Catholic prolifers that Clinton would be better than Trump. Terrible leadership that really put Cruz's political ambitions above the safety of our people, religious freedom and God Himself.

Folks like Jason Jones who should have known better. Jason is a really great guy who works hard for Christ and the victims of abortion. But his political trajectory post-Cruz was a let-down. Knowing the burdens it placed upon our country and people, I was blown away by it.

Dave Carlin, whom I have always had great respect for, was another example.

As time has marched on and its become so clear that Trump is fantastic, I wondered if they've come to Jesus with their political talking points.

Looks like Fr. Rutler has been wondering the same.

Nobody skewers like Fr. Rutler:

Over the July 4 weekend, a large conference of invited Catholic leaders was held in Orlando, Florida, organized as “an ongoing initiative of the Bishops’ Working Group on the Life and Dignity of the Human Person.” Undaunted by the failure of countless conferences and “renewal programs” over recent decades to accomplish their stated purpose, the organizers cannot be faulted for a lack of optimism in thinking that a new missionary zeal may be born from several days of speeches, seminars, “dialogues” and an occasional performance of soporific “Christian” elevator music. The tone was upbeat, and one does not want to squelch the Spirit, but the general tone was of human optimism rather than supernatural hope, and not altogether more reassuring than Captain Smith telling the passengers on the top deck of Titanic to ignore any pieces of ice.

The whole lot of them are disbelievers in the power of Sacramental Sanctifying Grace. Endless conferences that look for a cheap gimmick to keep people glued through religious entertainment.

There is latitude of opinion and taste for assessing the “timeless eloquence” of any modern oratory, of which our nation has been bereft during the last administration despite all sorts of efforts to convince us that Demosthenes haunted the Potomac, even if the presidential speeches were inchoate in logic and blighted in diction. But it would be much in the order of natural virtue, let alone Christian justice, to ask an apology from those numerous savants who said in 2016 that the man who spoke with lasting significance in Warsaw on July 6, 2017 is “manifestly unfit to be president of the United States.”

If you haven't read President's Trump's speech in its entirety, do yourself a favor and take the time! As soon as he mentioned my beloved St. John Paull II, I was hooked.

Here are a few more highlights:

We write symphonies.  We pursue innovation.  We celebrate our ancient heroes, embrace our timeless traditions and customs, and always seek to explore and discover brand-new frontiers.

We reward brilliance.  We strive for excellence, and cherish inspiring works of art that honor God.  We treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression.  

We empower women as pillars of our society and of our success.  We put faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, at the center of our lives.  And we debate everything.  We challenge everything.  We seek to know everything so that we can better know ourselves.  

And above all, we value the dignity of every human life, protect the rights of every person, and share the hope of every soul to live in freedom.  That is who we are.  Those are the priceless ties that bind us together as nations, as allies, and as a civilization.
What we have, what we inherited from our -- and you know this better than anybody, and you see it today with this incredible group of people -- what we've inherited from our ancestors has never existed to this extent before.  And if we fail to preserve it, it will never, ever exist again.  So we cannot fail.


Knoweth your ABCs.

This is quite a legacy.

I'm with Fr. Z on this one.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Fr. Murray reviews Fr. Martin's Building a Bridge to Gehanna

Father James Martin Proposes an Alternate Catechism

The real purpose of this book is to advocate for a relaxation of the Church’s teaching that sodomy is gravely immoral and that any attraction to commit acts of sodomy is an objective disorder in one’s personality...

An inclination toward unnatural sexual activity is not the heart and soul of a person. True love is expressed in virtuous deeds. Evil inclinations or tendencies to sin must be seen by the Christian for what they are, and resisted.

How can Father Martin say that the homosexual inclination is the center of love of a person?

Martin's maniacal theology is Christendom's "Picture of Dorian Gray"

Cardinal Wuerl "Vatican II being unleashed through Pope Francis"

Cardinal Wuerl thinks its just a small group of Catholics speaking out against heresy in Amoris Laetitiae.

I think we have to put this into perspective. For my perspective, the reaction you are speaking about is relatively focused, it is not a very large group, and it certainly isn’t reflected in the hierarchy of the Church, and I don’t see it reflected among most of the priests. So in a way, that’s a rather concentrated and in a certain sense esoteric discussion

There is nothing 'esoteric' about the discussion. Interesting he chose that word. In context, it seems he was conveying the small amount of people who managed to educate themselves through their fifty-year period of their starvation of catechesis.

While true faithful priests and bishops aren't speaking out in the public square, that doesn't mean they don't recognize and resent the Holy Father's introduction of heresy. It means they have eyes to see that the pope crushes the vocation of those speaking out and they are practicing prudence.

He's in the network of gay priests, bishops and Cardinals who are tickled pink Pope Francis is painting sins against the Sixth Commandment as virtuous. He's out of the loop.

When you hear the lavender mafia talk like this, it illustrates that their belief that Pope Francis is changing the de facto schism that has existed since "Vatican II" to a de jure schism.

I think that's accurate.

But I think they believe Jorge Bergolio will retain the Chair of Peter and slip the counterfeit church underneath it.

We'll see about that. They may want to brush up on what happened to Goliath.