Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Value of Things - Part 1

Number of rosaries said in reparation for the desecration of the Eucharist: 6
  
 A lot of our opinions, thoughts, actions, tendencies, and priorities stem from how we unconsciously value our world and existence.  It's something we don't normally think about, but a conscious reevaluation of how we order our lives will give insight into what we really value and in what order.

If we take a look at a normal Novus Ordo mass, we get a glimpse of what the post-Vatican II church values.  Among other things, the following things could be classified as being valued in this mass:

1. The participation of the laity.

2. A welcoming environment for ALL people, believers and non-believers alike.

3. Unpretentious music that is welcoming.

4. Easily understandable Bible passages.

5. A positive homily by the priest or deacon that focuses on the "good things" about Christianity and conveniently stay away from the challenging things of Christianity.

6. A communal consecration by the priest and the faithful.

7. A select group of parishioners are asked to come up to the table to receive the meal first and then are asked to distribute the meal to everyone.

8. Everyone is asked to come up and receive the meal regardless of belief, sin, or any other hindrance.  All are welcomed.

9. When everyone is done, the priest and deacon, and sometimes the special helpers, clean up the mess from the meal and return the bowls back to where they are stored.

10. A final message that further encourages a welcoming environment is given by the priest and then he walks out to talk to anyone and everyone in the back of the Church while everyone is encouraged to meet old friends, say hi, and generally engage in community activities, both inside and outside the church.

Though the weight of any of these items can vary from parish to parish, these items are general markers of the post-Vatican II, Bugnini-designed mass.  So what does this say about what the Church values at this moment?

It clearly values community and active participation by everyone present.  It wants everyone to feel welcomed.  It doesn't want anyone to feel as if anything is happening above their understanding level.

Are these the hallmarks of a valid, supernatural religious and belief system?  Or is this another version of AA?  Pope Francis continues to say that he wants a poor church for the poor, that the church should be a field hospital for wounded people.  Is he just stating what the post-Vatican II changes have created in the Church?  Rather than guiding the Church in a new direction, is he just stating what has been said behind closed doors for decades?  

And does this mesh with previous commentary here about the priesthood?  Does it complement Pope Francis's comments regarding seminarians that are "creepy"?  

Has the Church morphed into a feel good, AA-like organization? 

Judging by the values expressed in the current Novus Ordo mass, it has.      

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Real Problem with the Real Presence

Current number of rosaries said in reparation for the desecration of the Eucharist: 3

Ever since I posted my more significant comments on the Real Presence in the Eucharist and believe among the faithful, something interesting has occurred. On articles on various sites, best amalgamated on Pewsitter, we have further commentary regarding the Real Presence as well as desecration of the Eucharist.

In the first article linked below, a Spanish "artist" in Barcelona stole hundreds of consecrated wafers (Body of Christ) for an artistic project.  He went to Mass, and because of the post Vatican II rules regarding the distribution and reception of the Eucharist, this man was able to palm the Eucharist hundreds of times to create his art.

Spanish Desecration 

In other article, a man describes his formation by the Church and his father when a consecrated wafer fell to the ground during a TLM mass in the 50s and how it shaped his faith - especially in comparison to the article above.

The Day the Host Dropped 

What these articles highlight is the necessity of beginning at the beginning in order to reclaim our Faith.  As Father Z says, "change the liturgy and you change the world."  As I said a week ago or so, "change the Priest, change the liturgy and you change the world." 

Before all that, we have to believe in Him again.  As a Church and as a planet, we have abandoned Him.  He will never abandon us.  But we will pay for walking away just like the only to put everything back in order is to return to Him -- and that begins in the Eucharist and His real presence in the bread & wine that become His Body and Blood.

Note:  Please consider my suggestion -- 8 billion rosaries in reparation for the desecration of the Eucharist.  Every post will note how many have been said since I suggested it.  Please let me know so I can keep an accurate count. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Current Count

Number of rosaries done in reparation for the desecration of the Eucharist: 2

Monday, November 23, 2015

Of Utmost Importance

Number of rosaries said in reparation for the desecration of the Eucharist: 1

And having taken bread, he gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is being given for you; do this in remembrance of me." In like manner he took also the cup after the supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which shall be shed for you." (Luke 22:19-20)

 A common topic that I have brought up since my return to this blog has been the desecration of the Eucharist by the laity and the clergy throughout the world.  I believe, personally, this to be a topic of the highest importance for our individual souls, the future of the Church and for the future of our home.  Only through the graces that come through the Real Presence in the Eucharist can we fight against the attacks of Satan that takes advantage of the weaknesses in our ability to practice our free will. 

I did a bit of research on polling data of Catholics in the USA regarding the belief in the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist.  The polling data usually consisted of everyone who called themselves Catholic and was further broken down by how often one went to Mass.  But what I really found out is that nobody truly knows what lay Catholics believe (put aside clergy for the moment).  So putting aside those polls (that I could easily put links to but won't because I don't know if they are reliable), my gut tells me that there is a true crisis of faith in the Church.  And my main evidence?  Behaviors at Mass.

IF I was an alien observing a typical Novus Ordo mass, judging by the behaviors of the clergy and laity, I won't believe that anything special was going on.  I would see, during the Liturgy of the Eucharist, banal music and singing observed.  I would people with varying degrees of interest.  I would see altar servers not knowing what to do and with little focus.  I would see a chief priest walk up to a table and perform a call and response to the laity.  I would see hand holding, and active handshaking.  I would see some on their knees, but many others not.  And then I would see scores of people from the laity walk up to the table in a rough semi-circle while the chief priest breaks up the "item" for distribution in little bowls.  I would see the laity get up in order walk up to one of the previous people in a semi-circle, say something and eat the "item".  They would return to their seat and some would get on their knees.  Others won't.  And all the while, some pondering song would be playing the whole time.  And then I would see the bowls brought back to the table and the priest would clean the items and they would be put back. 

Though I used bland language in the paragraph above, this is what is experience at most Novus Ordo masses, with some variation, throughout the world.  And at NO point would I, as an alien, would believe that anything DIVINE occurred during this process.  It would seem like a human get together, but nothing uniting man and God at all.  The priest would not appear to be anyone special and seemed more like a master of ceremonies than someone who has special access to the DIVINE. 

Given this experience, if there is a crisis of faith, it's not entirely unreasonable for a casual Catholic to at least question the Catholic doctrine of the Real Presence.  In fact, in that environment it would take serious effort TO believe in that doctrine.  And that environment is exactly what we need to focus on.

Regardless of one's position on the Novus Ordo, that Novus Ordo mass is what the majority of Catholics experience every time they step into a church.  That elements that comprise that experience are what we need to address for the Church to first question and then realize that the Real Presence is Truth.  Too many clergy are able to get away with questionable liturgical practices because the faithful are not suitable aware of the Truth as well as indulging these very experiences that unconsciously lead us to question Truth.   Ignorance is where evil dwells. 

The theme of the Real Presence will be constant on this blog. 

In fact, it is of utmost importance.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Food for Thought

The world situation is devolving by the day and there are so many opinions, proclamations and wizards all over the mass media outlets and as both independent, critical thinkers and believers in Our Lord, Jesus Christ, we have to be vigilant in finding the facts in this fallen world.

As I wrote last week, the war is here.  This is the world war of our generation and it has the possibility to leave the world as a wasteland, which any literate mind will link to the great T.S. Elliot poem that I personally consider a work of art with true gravitas for our age.

The Wasteland

We are facing this future directly in the eye.  The Church is in crisis and likely being led by an anti-pope.  The secular political order in the West is fundamentally opposed to our values and beliefs and view us (Christians) as a problem to be eliminated.  And we have our historical enemy, Islam.  What we saw in Paris is only the beginning.  That wasn't terrorism -- that was warfare.

So, for this post, I want to link to an analysis of one part of Islamic thought -- the definition and proscribed actions toward an "innocent".  Please check out this link and begin to inform yourself of one of our enemies. 

Islam and "Innocents"

Our Western and Catholic heritage is logical, rational, educated, and faithful.  This is our advantage and we need to leverage it.

A suggestion in honor of Christ the King

In honor of this Feast day and the end of the liturgical year (in the Novus Ordo calendar) and soon the beginning of the new liturgical year, I want to propose something both honorable and challenging.

With every Novus Ordo mass that I attend (the nearest Latin Mass is 2 hours away and cannot make it every Sunday), I am increasingly saddened and angered by something apparent to observant souls - the regular desecration of the Eucharist by the laity and the callous disregard by the clergy.  We have all seen liturgical abuses, even by Novus Ordo standards.  But the continued disregard is wearing me out.

But far more important than my personal feelings is the actual desecration of the Eucharist.  All crimes against God demand reparation, usually by the erring party.  Unfortunately, I am assuming that the laity and clergy involved don't see it this way and thus, don't see any need for reparation.  So it has to fall to the those who are penitent before the Lord.

What I am suggesting is the following:  1 rosary a day done in reparation for the desecration of the Eucharist around the world the day before. 

The goal: 8 billion rosaries for every person on Earth. 

It's a challenge, but enough people praying these rosaries will add up in time -- and the graces that will be received by the world should be substantial (I would rather not confine the Lord in any way.)

If you are on board, please comment so that we can begin a count.  At the top of every post, I will keep a running tally so that all readers will know where we stand. 

The count begins tomorrow, November 23rd.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pope Francis and Neurotic Priests

Pewsitter (http://www.pewsitter.com) recently had a link to the following Global Post article on Pope Francis's recent comments about seminarians, the priesthood, and proper formation.  His comments highlight the illness of the Vatican II church and can be read at the link below.

http://www.globalpost.com/article/6691499/2015/11/20/neurotic-priests-scare-me-says-pope

Some direct quote highlights from the Pontiff:

""I will tell you sincerely, I'm scared of rigid priests," he said. "I keep away from them. They bite!"

" "If you are sick, if you are neurotic, go and see a doctor, spiritual or physical," he added. "The doctor will give you pills. But, please, don't let the faithful pay for neurotic priests."

" "When a youngster is too rigid, too fundamentalist, I don't feel confident (about him). Behind it there is something he himself does not understand. Keep your eyes open!"

There is some editorializing within the article which is provocative and so rather than preach to the choir, I would rather use the Pontiff's own words. 

From a different Pope with a true Faith and dedication to his mission and purpose, I would actually be optimistic.  Any faithful Catholic who has had friendly relationships with numerous priests knows well the challenges of seminarians in the post-Vatican II environment.  And for a Pope to acknowledge those challenges and to say that things need to be done to ensure that they are handled appropriately would be a key step in fixing the problems in the clergy.  But from Pope Francis, they clearly further emphasize the need to purge any traditionalists from the clergy once and for all.

To say that the clergy is heavily compromised would be an understatement.  I suspect that what the seminaries around the world have produced is an unfaithful, progressive, priest that could very likely be an active homosexual.  Clearly this is not what Christ intended when he established the priesthood and picked his Apostles. 

As Father Z says, change the liturgy, change the world.  Well, to do that, you need to change the priesthood.  The Lord demands faithful priests.  Lay Catholics need faithful priests.  Change the priesthood and you change the liturgy that changes the world.  And by change, I don't mean married priests, female priests, etc.  I mean a return to the Christ's intention and will from the beginning.

Now, lets return to Pope Francis's comments and the true situation of the priesthood.

It is well known that many gay seminarians in the 40s and 50s hid their sexuality through excessive piety.  Once Vatican II changed the Church, and enough progressives were controlling the seminaries, the gay seminarians no longer had to hide and got on the change the church bandwagon.  In conjunction with that development, you have a change of focus on the formation of priests from the Faith to "social justice".  Is it unreasonable that this would create priests that don't believe?  Is it unreasonable to believe that Satan would take advantage of these temptations to attempt, again, to destroy the Church from within?

These comments by our Pope is further evidence that we have an anti-Pope in our presence.  No rational, faithful Catholic could agree with these comments.  To actively proclaim that traditional Catholic views, that ALL the SAINTS believed, is a mental illness that should be scanned for and prevented from becoming priests?  Is this not a declaration of war from those who hold positions of power but have removed themselves spiritually from Christ and his Church to those who serve Him?

The seminaries WILL be reformed.  We will get priests that are worthy of Him and the Sacraments. 

And barring a miracle from the Holy Spirit, these changes will NOT come from this Pope.

Now is the time to support your traditional priest.  Let them know that you appreciate their service and their faith.  Pray for them.  These are the priests that will sustain the Church when it will be most challenged.  We need them. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Catholic Obligations and the War

I see, both on Pewsitter and on social media, a debate emerging in the Catholic world about obligations that we, as Catholics, have to others.  To be more precise, to the "refugees" and to the poor. 

The common refrain, coming from Pope Francis, many of the clergy, and other high profile Catholics is that it is our Christian duty to care for these people and give them what they need.  Look to the Gospels, and there you will see Our Lord clearly command his followers, then as now, to perform certain acts of charity to our fellow man, whether believers or not; whether they mean you harm or not.  That, they say, is the beauty of the Faith...and the Truth.

Several factors make this simplistic view troublesome.  Allow me to elaborate.

First, the heresy of Islam. 

Islam has been viewed, rightly, as another version of one of the more popular heresies: Arianism.  If you recall, I recently claimed that Pope Francis (and I suspect many others in the clergy) are Arians.  This heresy claims that Christ was only a man, not God.  That he is a creature created by the Father.  Islam, similarly teaches that Christ isn't God, that there is no trinity, and among other things, that Christ didn't die on the cross.

Islam has been the great challenge to the institutional Church for millenia and has been viewed rightly by ALL the saints as a scourge upon mankind, given to humanity by Satan to a pagan child molester with a thirst for blood.  Up until questionable documents of Vatican II, no Catholic would EVER claim that allah is the Father.  Apparently, it is now official Church teaching under the guise of ecumenism.

Second, the modernist usurpers of good governance.

The vile temptation of modernism, accurately addressed by Leo XII and St. Pius X, has controlled the world's governments, both national and international, for decades and their man-centered worldview has permeated every institution in the world, including the Church, but has also brain-washed millions.  How else can you explain the ridiculous, shallow, banal comments upon social media to the enduring conflict of our time and generation?

What are these government leaders telling us in the West?

Islam is a religion of peace.  Not all Muslims are terrorists.  These refugees must be taken care of by us.  We need more surveillance of the population. 

Does anyone else see the irrationality of it all?  Does anyone else smell a rat?  Can anyone else see what we have only just begun?

Paris wasn't terrorism.  It was a salvo in a war that will only end with one paradigm playing the dominant role in where this world goes to.  However, there is also the factor of the modernist heresy.  This heresy, and all its adherents, are destined to die into yet another theory that didn't prove out in the end. 

That leaves Christianity and Islam.  And this is where I have to disagree with those vaunted Catholics listed above.  I understand, as a believing Catholic, what Christ wants from us.  However, I have also informed myself of Islam and modernism. In no way can these two work with the former.  Secular modernist leaders are not our allies because they see Christianity as a block to their plans.  Islam is bloodthirsty heresy that denies the divinity of Christ.

My allegiance is to the Catholics in Europe. My allegiance is to Poland, Hungary and Croatia.  My allegiance is to the Orthodox in Serbia and Greece.  As much as I can agree that all of humanity was willed by God into existence, it must also be conceded that much of humanity had denied Him and his bride. 

I will continue to view this crisis as a Trojan Horse invasion that works with what secular modernist leaders in Europe have setup over the last 70 years since the end of World War II.  We are at war and if we don't want the Church banished to a few caves in remote areas of the Earth, we must fight and fight now.  We must not tacitly agree with those who want our destruction.  We must have an honest explanation of the beliefs of Islam and why any distinction between radical and moderate Islam is a false dichotomy that doesn't exist in reality.

More can and will be said on this issue.  As I have said before, I will stand with the Church Triumphant against some in the Church Militant over these heresies and our obligations to those who adhere to those heresies. 

Collective humanity is not so important that we must disregard basic facts.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Betrayal of Humanity

For those of us who believe in the Supernatural Truth of the Holy Catholic Church, we have a high expectation of the Church's role in history, civilization, and humanity.  We are hurt when it doesn't live up to its creator.  But the current state is beyond repair. 

The current leadership of the Holy Catholic Church, from Pope Francis through the Cardinals and Bishops and to many priests, are thoroughly letting down not just the faithful (50 years and counting), but western civilization and, because of that, all of humanity.

The response of these "leaders" to the attacks in Paris has been thoroughly secular and few if any references to Christ.  Far more are participating in "moments of silence" than prayers.  And all too many are making excuses to defend a faith that has been attacking and seeking to destroy Christianity since it was demonically formulated and given to Mohammed 1400 years ago.

It is becoming VERY clear that if anything unites the West in this world war and gets us through it, the Church WILL NOT be it.  And as a Catholic, that saddens me greatly because that is precisely what it should be.  In a war for existence, where one worldview will die and another will track for destruction, the Church should be that unifying force because the Church is where we meet Christ and where the graces of God come through to us in the Sacraments. 

Dare I ask the question:  Do they even believe?  How can they serve the Church and Christ when they say so little about it?  How can they believe that the Church contains the fullness of faith, yet not work to convert souls to the Church?

So many questions, and all we get are vague, new-age references to some vague "mercy".

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Coming War is here

By now, millions of people have voiced their thoughts, perceptions, impressions, fears, and hopes regarding the Islamic attacks on Paris, November 13th, 2015.  Though I have added some rather sarcastic comments on Twitter, I want to begin outlining a few thoughts in greater detail here.

First, I refuse to accept as a starting point politically correct rhetoric that is meant to influence rather than enlighten.  I do not feel confined by what is "appropriate","evolved" or "reasonable".  I am forced, by my God, to defend and promote the Truth.  And this is the Truth:

This situation was decades in the making since the end of World War II.  After the destruction of the continent, rather than encourage native Europeans to rebuild and repopulate their lands, while American arms and nuclear weapons protected them from a Soviet invasion beyond the Iron Curtain, political elites in Europe, with assistance from newly created multinational organizations, encouraged the rapid flow of non-European peoples into Europe in order to buttress weak economies with their labor and product demand.

Turks in Germany.  Algerians in France.  Pakistanis in England.  Millions and millions of them were welcomed and the native Europeans were so shell-shocked by the war, combined with a great fear not to appear "Nazi-like" in any way, refused to raise a voice in opposition.  They accepted areas of their towns and cities being turned into ghettos were the natives weren't welcome.  They accepted their strange behaviors like eating directly off of the table rather than use plates and utensils.  They even accepted their strange cultural and religious customs, such as marrying cousins, multiple wives and clitorectomies.  All in the name of multiculturalism.

Eventually, as the numbers reached a critical point, they began demanding more and more from the native governments.  They refused integration into the native culture and saw themselves as hostile to the native culture.

Notice how I haven't even made a reference to religion yet.  Why?  Because Europe lost the Faith.  For many reasons, Europeans have truly embraced the Enlightenment and have come to believe that they have moved beyond religion to logic and science.  That is what explains the world for them and since those things have nothing to say about a foreign faith, they have nothing to say about Islam.  It doesn't preclude them from attacking Christianity, and Catholicism in particular, at every opportunity because they feel that Catholicism kept them from the Enlightenment principles that now govern their lives and threaten to return them to the Dark Ages.

But since the Modernist Europe has nothing to say about Islam, and since the majority of Islam is believed by "the Other", the modernist response are platitudes.  They identify more with Muslims than they do with Catholics for the very reason that it is foreign.  They ascribe their modernist values on to Islamic values, which is the only way to explain the trending hashtags on Twitter at this moment: #islamisareligionofpeace #muslimsaren'tterrorists etc.

What does this lead to?

The better question is: who wins in a war if one side doesn't believe a war exists and the other does?

Answer: one side is defeated and subjected to the will of the victorious side.

That is why it is EXTREMELY important that everyone understand that this wasn't an act of terrorism.  This was an act of war that has only just begun.  Many more battles of different types and qualities will be fought before it is done.

But the first step is to acknowledge what exactly is going on.  Those who are extending the politically correct olive branch around the world are only putting people at risk.  So many would rather be politically correct and non-judgmental than correct while others are legitimately confused.

And then there are the political elites who think that they can engineer the result that they want.  Late on the coverage yesterday, the meme was going out that this was France's (and Europe's) fault for not suitably welcoming these "refugees" and Muslims for decades and this is the natural result.  Allowing the far-right political parties emerge has threatened these people and this is the natural result.

What this is really saying is that, if push comes to shove, native Europeans need to start thinking about the possibility that their political elites would prefer the refugees over the natives.

Lastly, I want everyone to think about this image: the refugees as a Trojan Horse.  Many things are hidden within these waves of "refugees".




Friday, November 13, 2015

The Real Presence (part 1 of many)

This will be a quick post on a topic that I will attempt to focus on many times in the future: the Real Presence within the Eucharist and the crisis of Faith in the Church.

I want to direct readers to the following article:

www.crisismagazine.com/2015/the-worthy-reception-of-the-eucharist-neglected-at-the-synod?

This is, by far, the best article I have read about the true current state of affairs regarding the Eucharist in the Church.  There is a real debate about the Real Presence in the Eucharist among the faithful and the Clergy.

If the shepherds don't believe, then how can the sheep?

If the seminaries are substantially compromised and hotbeds of deviant theological thought and behavior, then how can they produce Priests who believe?

If Catholics really believed in the Real Presence, would we really see what we see occur every Sunday at all of our parishes around the world?

If the Church doesn't believe in the Real Presence, what is our ultimate fate?


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

11/11/18

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends.

May all soldiers of Christendom, through the prayers of St. Martin, reach eternal rest in the presence of Our Lord.

Pope Francis confusion and concern

Pope Francis gave his usual Wednesday audience at St. Peters and was quoted by Vatican Radio below.

Vatican Radio

The text contains the follow statements, quoted as to clearly infer that Pope Francis said the following words:  "Because Jesus gave us the Eucharist as a meal, there is a close relationship between families and the Mass...In this way the Eucharist becomes a school of inclusion, in which we learn to be attentive to the needs of everyone...The Eucharist reminds us that our bread is meant to be shared with all."

To be generous the the Holy Father, it is possible to read an analogy in these words, with Pope Francis using the Eucharist as representative of a meal, not a meal in and of itself and that family life should include family meals to bond them together like the Eucharist bonds the Church together.  If so, it is a very odd analogy and one that for Catholics is worrisome.  

The Anglican heresy, specifically in the writings of Archbishop Cranmer, made numerous attempts in his Book of Common Prayer to reform the Eucharistic component of the Anglican service to remove any doubt as to whether the communion wafer was the transubstantiated body of Christ or a symbol.  Much of his effort surrounded the creation of a table and the communion wafer as a meal to be shared by the congregation -- in direct conflict with the holy Mass.

To see a Pope make references to the Eucharist in a Protestant manner is shocking because it necessitates two questions: (1) If it is "just" food for a communal meal, then how can you square this with the Eucharist as the body of Christ? (2) If it is "just" food, then there isn't any need to restrict access to it during the service.  

Both of these questions have clear references to last month's Synod on the Family and substantive debates about rebellious bishops attempting to change Church doctrine.  The Pope's comments here do not give calm to a Catholic heart. 

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I am legitimately concerned for the Pope's health.  

It has been reported now that Pope Francis has fallen 3 times in the last several months on camera (and how many off camera) walking up and down steps.  The Pope is a man of advancing years and along with various rumors during the Synod that the Pope has a brain tumor (though there were conflicting reports about whether this rumor had any legitimacy), one has to be concerned about what might be going on here.

Since I am not a doctor nor do I play one on tv, I am not about to cast further rumors on to the blogosphere.  However, I also do not believe that this is simply a false step here and there.  

Prayers for the Pope are truly merciful and should be included in one's prayers.  The Lord will do with him what He must.


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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Pope Francis in Italy

I saw a few tweets regarding the National Catholic Register's article about Pope Francis's speech in Italy to the Italian Bishops in Florence.  I read through the entire article, focusing like in the Gospels, on direct quotes.  In this instance, on the direct quotations of Pope Francis.

I refuse to focus on yet another attack against traditionalist, orthodox Catholics.  It is clear by this point that he sees these Catholics as resistance to his view of what the Catholic Church is and what it has to become.  But I will focus on several key quotes, some disturbing, that suggests the problem in the Church is what many on social media are saying.

1. "...it is not useful to search for solutions in conservatism or fundamentalism, in the restoration of obsolete conduct and forms that no longer have the capacity of being significant culturally."

This is a very clear reference to the Tridentine Mass, clarified at the Council of Trent, and could include such things as the Rosary, the St. Michael prayer, genuflecting before the Lord, and maybe even a sacrament or two.  Personally, I consider this a direct declaration of war against the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant, who each and every member believed and practiced the very "obsolete conducts and forms" that Pope Francis considers not useful to the Church.

He is also attacking what I have begun and will continue to lobby for -- the DIRECT and immediate restoration of the protocols, rubrics, and behaviors of the pre-Vatican II Church, up to and including the Tridentine Mass of 1962.  I will not accept as standard that all the change you can believe in for the last 50 years cannot be rolled back.  It can and it must.

2. Speaking of the face of Our Lord, Jesus Christ - "If we do not lower ourselves we will not see His face (note: the NCR did NOT capitalize the "H" in His).  We will not see anything of His fullness if we do not accept that God has emptied God's self."

I interpret these sentences as one thing - the heresy of Arianism.  Arianism was a heresy of the 4th century that St. Athanasius of Alexandria fought and defeated.  It was a heresy that many bishops, priests and faithful in the Church believed and was very close to becoming permanently institutionalized in the Church.   This heresy claims that Jesus wasn't fully God and fully man; that He is simply a creation of God.  Not God.

Since God cannot shed Himself, that He can only be Himself, what Pope Francis says here is error and not orthodox.  When we look upon the face of Christ, we see His divinity as well as the human form that He took from the flesh of the Blessed Mother.  We cannot see only one part and God certainly didn't shed Himself as the 2nd person of the trinity.

3. "The Lord poured out His blood (again, no capitalization in the NCR article) not for some, not for the few or the many, but for all!"

Anyone paying attention at mass, even the Novus Ordo mass, has heard the accurate translation established by Pope Benedict's direction, that His blood was shed for many for the forgiveness of sins while the Priest is consecrating the wine into the Precious Blood.  It comes from Matthew 26:28 and the direct words of Christ. 

Pope Francis is again stating, at best, an inaccuracy of the Faith.  In fact, it is very Protestant - a borderline between Calvinist predestination and Evangelical "born again" theology.  Clearly, Pope Francis believes that ALL people are saved and ALL are then, by definition, destined for Heaven.  This flies in the face of Christ's own words in the Gospels, where he clearly acknowledges the existence of Hell and of Souls there (and that we acknowledge in the Apostle's Creed).

Overall, this speech is the greatest evidence yet that our Pope, Pope Francis, has at best a terrible, inaccurate formation of the Faith.  At worst, he is an unapologetic heretic and is leading a rebellion in the Church toward clear heretical teaching.  The truth is probably somewhere in between, but either way, he should not be leading the Catholic Church.

For those interested in reading the NCR article, see the link below:

NCR Article


Friday, November 6, 2015

The Rights of the Faithful

As I mentioned in my previous post, there is an understanding present throughout the history of the Church that is more thoroughly quantified in Canon Law.   Much like the Magna Carta (though humorously annulled by the Pope at the time), the relationship between the faithful and the clergy is understood.

The clergy wants respect for their spiritual (and at times temporal) authority and the faithful want the pathway to Heaven and to God's grace through the proper administration of the sacraments. 

Over the past 50 years (and at other times in the history of the Church), the clergy have abused their authoritarian mandate to disobey Christ and the clearly stated beliefs of the Church.  Now is the time for the faithful to DEMAND fealty of their clergy to Christ.

If one goes to Pewsitter (Pewsitter.com), you can see in news report after news report how clergy's actions and words are calling into question numerous aspects of the Faith and confusing the faithful.

How can we be sure, just from the collar, that they love, believe in, and serve Christ and his Church?

We must demand their CLEAR, UNADULTERATED statement to that and answer for any heterodox comments and actions in the past.  The only true mercy in this situation is for the faithful who need and thirst for the Word made flesh.  To allow deceivers, Judases in our midst to be the antithesis of mercy.  It is to show such disregard for our Souls and our eternal salvation as to make us fools, believing that we have done everything to secure our salvation through the pathways to God's grace in the sacraments only to be found deceived upon our death and judgment.

This is far too serious for the millions and millions who are at risk of Hell because we are allowing dissident, heretical clergy in our midst who are teaching fundamental errors and allowing the desecration of the Eucharist at EVERY Mass. 

We must demand a faithful clergy for a faithful Church. 

Cupich 2 & the Bishops

So that everyone can get an indication of how serious I will be with everything I bring up here, I am AGAIN calling for Pope Francis to deal with this issue of Arch. Cupich immediately.

Under Canon Law, there are obligations that the faithful have to God and to the Church and there are obligations that the Church has to the faithful.  One of them is the proper distribution of the sacraments and the proper administration of the Liturgy based upon current standards.  Both of these elements have been completely and totally abused by priests and bishops around the world. 

Have you ever wondered if the Mass you attend is valid?  If not, is the Eucharist that is distributed valid?  How about the sin that is on your Soul for attending an invalid and illicit Mass where the desecration of the Eucharist was exhibited for all to see?

As one example, Cupich has done all of this. 

Where is the Vatican?  Where is Pope Francis?

I estimate the fully 90% of the Bishops throughout the world are willfully allowing illicit Masses within their bishoprics without any movement to restore and reconcile this pattern. 

At what point will they be held accountable?

Rather than being shepherds guiding the flock to Heaven, they are leading us to Hell and I, for one, will not be taken to that place by this group of clerics. 

God will judge us by what we did for Him.  Remember, crimes against God are above crimes against man.  Blasphemy, heresy, and defamation of the Eucharist are preeminent.  Why is it that our bishops have no problem with any of these?  Who do they really serve?

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Quick Rant...and Blase Cupich

Anyone reading this blog will quickly find that I have a furious anger against those who wish to destroy that which I hold dear.

I don't think in the ENTIRE history of the Church that we have had shepherds, as a whole, as incompetent, morally questionable, illogical and heretical as we have now (though I think Athanasius might want to suggest the decades he fought for the Church in rebuttal).  I will never be disgusted to be a Catholic, but I am disgusted by those who call themselves Catholics in the clerical and political arena who have no life within them. 

As I watch true Catholic warriors emerge, all my rants that I have kept to myself in private or with family will be exposed and tested to the Light.  I will stand by every single word I write here and I dare anyone that I call out to challenge me logically and with facts.  Fair warning -- I will not lose.

So, despite what is currently going on in the Church this day, I am publicly proclaiming a position that I came to during the Synod on the Family in Rome and it has to do with 1 bishop -- Archbishop of Chicago Blase Cupich.  He publicly declared heresy by stating the supremacy of "conscience" in determining who receives the Blessed Sacrament and who doesn't.  And presumably, given his past record, he has forced the priests beneath him to hold to this same standard under penalty of extreme prejudice and penalty shown them.

Therefore, because he has publicly proclaimed heresy and is forcing the priests in his archdiocese to act on a heretical position, I am calling for the following: Either Pope Francis demands the Arch. Cupich recant this heretical position and make reparation for the damage done to the Faith and for the desecration of the Eucharist because of this position --- or Pope Francis removes him from his position.

No longer will I stand by while the Lord is desecrated.  Now the question -- is there anyone in the Vatican with enough balls to defend the Faith and Our Lord?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Vatileaks 2

Without restating the news reports, I would just like to offer a few comments on this topic for today.

There was plenty of speculation about what was done with the report that 3 Cardinals wrote to Pope Benedict XVI toward the beginning of 2013.  Clearly, with the change from Pope Benedict XVI to Pope Francis, and the subsequent silencing of any discussion on this topic (Gay lobby in the Vatican, abuses at the Vatican Bank), many people forgot about it.

Is it possible that there are pieces of this report hanging out there and might be a part of these two books soon to be released?

One thing that must be speculated on: there are MANY Catholics who believe that the structure within the Church that trains, teaches, and nurtures priests is both full of and run by homosexuals.  There are many stories from seminarians and former seminarians that have horror stories from their days in their particular seminary.  And you have the complete report done by lay people regarding Archbishop Favalora in the Archdiocese of Miami (FL) (see link below for a summary)

 Favalora Scandal

In short - the issues with the priesthood WILL come to light and be addressed, sooner or later.

You also have the questions surrounding the Vatican Bank.  Despite the appearance of integrity, Pope Francis has done nothing about this situation.  In fact, as reported by some in different places, Deutsche Bank, who ran the Vatican ATM machines, shut them down and the magically turned them on again immediately after Jorge Bergoglio was elected. 

Speculation would suggest that there are many things that a faithful Catholic would fine worrisome about what the Vatican Bank could be a part of. 

Doubtful this will just...go away.