Monday, January 29, 2007

Latin Mass Not Going to Happen
Papal insider says Pope won’t do it

Fr. Reginald Foster, a Carmelite friar and the Latin master for the Vatican, says reports that Pope Benedict will reintroduce the Tridentine Mass, were wrong.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (no word if he’s chums with Cream City’s former ordinary Bishop (ugh) Rembert Weakhand), Fr. Foster was appointed the Papal Latinist 38 years ago by Pope Paul VI.

He said the Pope won’t do it, not least because of the Pope's desire to avoid more controversies. A speech last year offended Muslims and more recently he gave initial support to a Polish archbishop who was eventually forced to resign, after admitting he had collaborated with the Commie secret police.

"He is not going to do it," Fr. Foster said. "He had trouble with Regensberg, and then trouble in Warsaw, and if he does this, all hell will break loose." In any case, he added: "It is a useless Mass and the whole mentality is stupid. The idea of it is that things were better in the old days. It makes the Vatican look medieval."

If true, this is shocking news. We had word last fall that the Pope had, in fact, signed the motu propio granting universal use of the traditional Latin Mass and the only hold-up was waiting for it to be translated into the foreign languages. (Funny, that was never a problem when the whole Catholic hierarchy spoke, or at least read and wrote Latin!)

If true, it is additionally shocking to hear that the Pope who was known as Ratzinger the Rottweiler is now only a toothless, if not castrated, version of his old self. So much for leadership. So much for swinging Peter’s keys and showing everyone what first among equals means.

On the other hand, knowing of the Pope’s concern for improving the liturgy, his love for Latin, and earlier remarks from Cardinal Arinze about the Latin Mass, it is a little hard for me to put much credence in a statement by a priest who calls any Mass “useless” and calls “stupid” the idea of encouraging a 1,500-year-old rite that has NEVER been banned or abrogated.

(The only thing stopping any priest who knows the traditional Mass from saying it publicly right now it his, usually cowardly or modernist, bishop.)

This must really be news to Bishop Fellay of SSPX who was also under the impression, as stated publicly, that the Pope was going to grant a universal indult for the traditional Mass.

Standby to standby.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Rumors Of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
Well, maybe not too much

As my buddy, Former Altar Boy just posted, I've been out of the loop for about a week now. What happened was, I was having some "stomach trouble" for the past few months and was finally getting off my keester to get it checked out. I thought it was either ulcers or a hyatial hernia.

Turns out it was neither. Last Thursday I was literally knocked off my feet at work and was rushed to the Emergency Room. Long story short, it turns out there were huge blood clots blocking my small bowel. We were told that the mortality rate for someone in my stage was fairly high. We were also informed that if the clots were on the left or right side of the bowel, then I wouldn't make it off the table. My only chance was if the clots were dead center. And thanks be to God, they were.

Over the next two days, I was given Last Rites twice by my wonderful, but wishes to remain anonymous, parish priest. I don't remember the 2d Last Rites, but on the first one, I remember him being clear, calm and straightforward. He would ask me "Do you understand what I just said?", and "Now slowly say your Penance to me". What an excellent priest. And that exactly what The Church needs.... priests like him. Not some Lay "Committee Member" to show up at the hospital and pretend to be a priest and rub oils all over my forehead.

My wife brought a crucifix in for me, and she made sure I had it with me up until I being taken into surgery. Mrs Caveman also told me that as I was going under, I started saying (rather loudly), the Ave Maria over and over. I wish I would have remembered that.... that would've been COOL!

Well gang, my abdomen is swollen out like I'm six months pregnant; due to the scar going from sternum to below the navel, my daughter tells me that my lucrative career as a Speedo model is over; and the Percocet has gotten my pretty well loopy.

I'll be posting a little less than usual, but still posting nonetheless. I'll be out of work for at least six more weeks.

Thanks for your prayers! May God bless you all!!

Caveman #1 Needs your Prayers
Surgery a Success

If you have noticed an unusual lack of activity around the lair lately, it's because Vir has been in the hospital. I just found out today myself.

He went in for a checkup and was rushed to surgery due to a blocked artery. Yes, it was so serious he was given Last Rites and family members flew in from other states.

He's home now, resting somewhat comfortably, and sporting a huge scar across his torso.

Please keep him in your prayers that he heals well and is back to his usual clevr and caustic postings in quick time.

Monday, January 22, 2007


St. Pio of Pietrelcina
An Amazing Story

The first time I heard of Padre Pio was back in grade school (back when I was a still an altar boy). I remember the good Sisters telling us about him and the stigmata. Being good Catholic school kids, we call knew what the wounds of Christ were. Heck, there was a crucufix in the front of every classroom. As I kid, I just wondered how a guy got around with all that bleeding going on. Of course, I later learned the wounds, while visible, didn't bleed all the time.

One of the other amazing things the Sisters told us was the good Padre had the gift of bilocation. Of course, with our solid Catholic schooling, we knew this was one of the powers possesed by the angels: to be in two places at the same time. Wow. As a kid, you imagine how cool that must be. Even Superman with his super speed couldn't do that!

Anyway, fast forward to the future. At the back of our Latin Mass chapel inside the maseoleum at the local Catholic cemetery (our bishop, in my humble opinion, has a rather stingy idea of what "generous application" of the indult is, but that's another story) there is a table with religious material for the taking. Someone occasionally puts out the Padre Pio Newsletter.

Well, I grabbed one last week and read the story of a religious brother who got to stay with the Padre for three months, including assisting him at daily Mass (0500 every day!). He says during the Consecration, Padre Pio's feet wouldn't touch the ground, he'd actually be floating above the carpet!

I also learned recently that Padre Pio was a corpsman in the service during WWI.

Here's another interesting story. Padre Pio spent most of the day after Mass hearing confession. (The guy hardly ate anything and got by on three hours of sleep a night!) It didn't matter what language you spoke in. Even if it was a language he didn't know, he'd understand you in the confessional. He said it was his guardian angel's job to translate for him.

That's it. Nothing profound or funny in this post. Just thought I'd pass on some of the amazing things I learned about a truly holy man who was known and seen by many people still living today.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Burds Uv Uh Fetherr
They have more in common than you think
Hat tip to Jeff over at the Curt Jester

What do Fr. Paul Turner (outgoing president of the North American Academy of Liturgy and Butterfly Kisses), Bishop Trautman (honcho for the USCCB Translation of the Liturgy Committee and Group Hugs), and Sen John Kerry (all around jack-ass) have in common?

Well, both Fr Turner and Bp Trautman have essentially stated that any translations in the English Novus Ordo Missae that more correctly translate to the original Latin simply are too hard for us mere cattle to understand. We'll all be confused, irritable, bloated, cranky, uber-pissed, etc, because we are to dull to understand the difference between "us" and "many".

And as we all know, Kerry just thinks that only the stupid join the Service.

Long story short, let the pictures speak for themselves....


Oh, and am I the only one here who thinks that both the above mentioned clerics would have no problem whatsoever giving Holy Communion to Kerry?

Like I said before, these folks have a damn sight more in common that looking down their collective noses at us. Think about it.

Paul Sorvino, Father Of The Year
You messa wid my daughtah, I shoota you face

Actor Paul Sorvino's daughter, Amanda, called him in the middle of the night on the 3d of January, saying that her boyfriend, Daniel Snee, was pounding on her hotel room door and threatening to kill her. According to Amanda Sorvino, Snee had previously threatened both her and her father "if he ever got in the way."

And Daddy Sorvino most certainly did show up... and packin' heat. Luckily for Snee, the police showed up shortly thereafter.

And good for Paul Sorvino. As a father, I can guarantee that if my daughter were to ever call me in the middle of the night saying that someone was pounding on her door and threatening to kill her, you can bet that Daddy Caveman would show up with his .12 gauge club, posthaste.

Any parents disagree with me?

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Remember, This Isn't A War To Wipe Out Christianity
Is the plus sign next to go?

The Saudi Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has issued a fatwa against the letter X. That's right... the letter X.

Turns out that X looks waaaaay, waaaay too much like that most hated of all symbols, the Crucifix.

This reminds me of when I was in the Gulf War, Part I. The Saudis demanded we change the Red Cross symbol on our field ambulances to a moslem crescent and star (we told them to go to hell), then they demanded we officially designate our chaplains as "Morale Officers" (we told them to go to hell), and then they demanded we take down our Christmas Tree outside our Command Post (we definitely told them to go to hell).

But back to this idiot Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice;

One of the most criminal travesties committed by the commission's foot soldiers, the Mutawaeen, or religious police, was dramatically reported by the muzzled Saudi press itself on Friday, March 15, 2002, when the Mutawaeen forcibly prevented girls fleeing a burning school from leaving the building because they were "improperly dressed."

The day after, the Saudi Gazette newspaper quoted witnesses as saying the police stopped men who tried to help the girls, warning the men: "It is sinful to approach them". Of the 800 teenage pupils in Mecca, 15 burned to death and more than 50 were injured. Yet, the commission and its royal enablers thrive.

Should I even bring up how in 1974 they officially declated that the earth was flat? These idiots make Jimmy Swaggart look like a genius.

Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice --- Soon coming to a European Caliphate near you.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Can We Replace Archbishop Wuerl's Zucchetto With Marble Tile Instead?
Or at least some nice parquet flooring?

A few days back, I did a posting on how the path to hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.

Specifically, I was referring to those "Catholic" bishops who defend the new Speaker of the House, Butcher Pelosi. Who, by the way, rated a 100% approval rating from NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League), plus she also voted against the Partial Birth Abortion Ban.

Then I have this gift fall from the sky concerning the Archbishop of Washington, DC, Donald Wuerl, who states that he will take no action to prevent Nancy Pelosi from receiving Communion despite her obstinate support of abortion and same-sex marriage

Here's a bit of the story;

While in San Diego, Wuerl told California Catholic Daily reporter Allyson Smith that he has no plans to discipline the newly elected Democratic Speaker, who is now the most powerful Catholic in Congress -- and an ardent supporter of abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and pro-homosexual legislation.

Smith: “Did you make any statement last week about Nancy Pelosi going to Mass at Trinity University?”

Wuerl: “That was a matter between the university and Nancy. They were offering their location, and the Mass was celebrated by a priest with faculties, and there was no reason to make any comment.”

So to make sure I understand this correctly... 2 of the 3 Sins that Cry to Heaven for Vengeance don't even rate a comment? Yeah, murder and sodomy are two of the three.

You know something gang, I try my best not to sound like one of these conspiracy guys outta left field... but I'm honestly starting to believe that Archbishop Wuerl, Cardinal Law, Cardinal Mahony, ad naseum, really are trying their level best to destroy the Catholic Church and start a whole new "religion". Actions speak louder than words.

Our Lady of Akita, Ora Pro Nobis
BREAKING NEWS!! CATHOLIC PRIEST STICKS TO CHURCH TEACHING!
And his bishop wants him fired!

Father John Speekman of Juallagungatiemekangaroodownsport, Australia, is in deep kimchee with his bishop, Jeremiah "Was A Bullfrog" Coffey.

In a nutshell, here's what's up;

An Australian Bishop has made an appeal to the highest court of the Vatican after the Congregation of Clergy ruled his accusations of “ineffective ministry” against a priest faithful to Church rules on the reception of sacraments lacked sufficient evidence.

Bishop Jeremiah Coffey of the diocese of Sale removed Father John Speekman from his position as pastor of the Morwell parish after staff from the parish’s two schools complained of bullying and psychological harassment, and that he denied Holy Communion to children who did not attend Sunday Mass.

Australia’s news journal The Age reports today that Bishop Coffey’s spokesman announced he will appeal to the Signatura, the Vatican’s highest court of appeals, rather than reinstall Fr. Speekman as pastor “without further delay” as ordered by the Congregation.

The rest of this story is, to but it mildly, bizarre.

And as far as the episcopacy of Bishop Jerry is concerned... it tastes like Catholicism, but has none of the effects. This Coffey must be decatholicnated.

Hang tough, Father Speekman. God is with you this day.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Eldest Daughter Tells Mother To Go To Hell
It's official --- France is no longer Catholic

Paris, Jan. 12, 2007 (CNA) - A leading French religious magazine declared on Tuesday that France isno longer a Catholic countryafter a poll indicated that the number of French Catholics dropped by 30 percent in the past decade.

In the early 1990s, French Catholics made up over 80 percent of the population. According to the poll, they currently make up 51 percent, and only half of these said they believe in God. The latter said they retained a Catholic identity because it was family tradition.

Meanwhile, the number of atheists rose from 23 percent in 1994 to 31 percent. Only 10 percent of the French population attends church regularly.

Now here's where things get interesting... the Conciliar bishops of France in a statistical essay on the state of the French Church (2005 Guide to the Catholic Church in France. Unavailable on the internet so far ) admit that 5% of French Catholics attend the traditional Mass somewhere in France every Sunday.

Ephraem at Dominucanus blog had access to the 2005 Guide, and gives the following information;

The demographics get even scarier if you are a French [Novus Ordo] bishop. Of traditionalist congregations 90% are less than 55 yo and their average age is 26. Scariest of all is that 70% of traditionalist families have four or more children. This is more or less an age pyramid with a broad base and a small peak (11% over 56 yo). The usual Novus Ordo congregation has an inverted age pyramid with the bulk of the congregation over 55 yo.

Now I'm not all that good (or trust) stats all that much, but does this equate to half of the church going Catholics in France attend the Traditional Latin Mass? Seems so.

One thing's for sure... Traditionalists are growing in numbers in France, and the Vatican II bishops have done everything in their power to destroy the Catholic Church in France for the past 40 years. And they almost did.

As Ephraem so eloquently stated on his blog; "I failed statistics, but even I can see that in 20 years time the only people going to the new mass in France will be elderly bishops."

Now here's the scariest question of them all.... how far behind France is YOUR country?

Pray for the freeing of the Traditional Latin Mass.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Not The Exorcism of Emily Rose
But of Anneliese Michel

I finally bought the DVD The Exorcism of Emily Rose. I saw it when it first came out and found it not only to be a good flick, but one that was overtly pro-Catholic. A rarity in Hollywood, indeed.

But anyhow, I started looking into the real "Emily Rose", and found out that the movie was based on the 1976 exorcism of a Bavarian girl named Anneliese Michel.

One thing jumped out at me about Anneliese. Prior to her death, she had spoke of dying to atone for the sins of the wayward youth and apostate priests of the modern church (washingtonpost.com). (Warning; graphic pictures of her during the exorcisms)

That made me dig even deeper. I went to the actual Washington Post article, where I found this;

A study by research institute Infratest and published in the German newsweekly Der Spiegel last month showed that even among churchgoers, approximately a third of baptized Catholics... do not believe in life after death.

Also, this interesting bit of news;

"Secularization has the church in its grip," says Ulrich Niemann, a Jesuit priest, medical doctor and psychiatrist who often has been called into exorcism cases by clergymen. "We do a lot for the Third World, but little for faith in a transcendent God. . . . The German church is far too cerebral."

But in an amazing about face, the following;

Niemann doesn't consider himself an exorcist and doesn't perform the Roman ritual of 1614. "As a doctor, I say there is no such thing as possession," he says. "In my view, these patients are mentally ill. I pray with them, but that alone doesn't help. You have to deal with them as a psychiatrist. But at the same time, when the patient comes from Eastern Europe and believes that he's been impaired by evil, it would be a mistake to ignore his belief system."

What was that that Anneliese warned about "the sins of the wayward youth and apostate priests of the modern church"?

Our Lady of Akita, Ora Pro Nobis.
California Man Sues To Take Wife's Last Name
Does that still make him "Mister"?

Yep, you heard it here first. Mike Buday of Los Angeles wants to be the first Californian to take the last name of his wife, hence, making him Mike Bijon.

Does that also mean that he's the first California husband with a detachable dork and matching set of doo-dads that fits nicely into the wifey's purse?
Doin' The Nancy Two-Step
Speaking of fishy

The Pelosi camp is tap dancing around this faster than the troupe of River Dance. I love this story from the NY Post. Here's the skinny;

January 13, 2007 -- House Democrats believe in open, honest government. Well, right after they get caught, that is.

Turns out, in the hoopla of self-congratulations following Democratic House leaders' passage of a minimum-wage hike, some low-wage workers learned their wages would be staying, well, low.

For workers in American Samoa - almost all of them employed by StarKist Tuna - were exempted from the hike rushed through by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. And American Samoa would become the only territory with such an exemption.

Curious? Not really. StarKist is owned by Del Monte, a San Francisco-based company - that is to say, a Pelosi constituent.

When it came out that this prominent Pelosi constituent would be permitted to use cheap labor, not everyone was impressed. "There's something fishy going on here," said Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.). It certainly seems to be an awfully big coincidence.

On Wednesday, the House passed a bill raising the minimum wage from $5.15 and to $7.25 per hour. In the Pacific Ocean territory of Samoa - where the majority of StarKist workers make $3.26 an hour - the loophole would allow labor costs to remain low. And - it goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway - a powerful Pelosi constituent to remain happy.

But facing a storm of criticism, the speaker now says she'll work to include "all American territories" into the minimum-wage bill. Coming into office, Pelosi announced that the 110th Congress would be "the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history."

We say again: Once they get caught, anyway.

Oh, and did I mention that not only is Pelosi the first woman ever to be speaker of the House, the MSM seems to neglect to mention that she's also the richest ever. Gee, I wonder how she got so rich?

Keep it up Nancy... you're politics as usual crap will guarantee a Reagan Republican President in '08.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Sweet Revenge For Pater Richtsteig
The Catholic alphabet meme

I've been tagged. But this meme has a decidedly Caveman flavor. OK, here goes;

[A is for Ass]: That thing I haven't gotten off yet and responded to Tito's meme yet. Oh, it's also the animal that Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem on.

[B is for Black and Tans]: Not that delicious drink, but those sorrowful bastards who murdered priests and nuns in Ireland.

[C is for Crusades]: Have you just been impaled by a broadsword, or are you just happy to see me?

[D is for Pain of Death]: Should be synonymous with Anathema Sit.

[E is for Excommunicated]: See C is for Crusades

[F is for Flagellation]: Nothing says "I mean it" like whip scars.

[G is for Good Works]: Note to "progressive" minded Catholics - just because you're a registered Democrat, that doesn't automatically qualify you as already performing Good Works.

[H is for Heretic]: Example: the USCCB protects these types.

[I is for Ignatius]: As in St Ignatius of Loyala. As in founder of the Jesuits. As in someone who's big time pissed-off right now.

[J is for Jacobites]: God bless the true King of England.

[K is for Kneeling]: Posture of worship used by unenlightened, rigid, pre-Vatican II rad-trads. And Jesus Christ.

[L is for Laity]: Various members of "ministries". To include; Eucharistic Monsters, Hospitality Whores, Liturgical Terrorists, Turd Burglar Outreach, The Dude In Charge Of Cutting The Grass.

[M is for Memes]: I'll never tag anyone again. I starting to hate these damn things.

[N is for Notre Dame]: As sure as death and taxes, the Notre Dame football program will disappoint.

[O is for Obstinacy in Sin]: A sure fire way to make it into one of many sodomite-friendly American seminaries. Sister Mary Bulldyke will love you.

[P is for Polyphony]: A style of music used by many in the Church that reached it's high water mark in the 17th century. Low point was when The Caveman both burped and farted to On Eagles Wings.

[Q is for Quartered]: Drawn and ____. Also see "Excommunicated".

[R is for Reconciliation]: A much nicer way to say Confession. Confession makes it sound like we've done something wrong. Reconciliation takes the sting out.

[S is for Sanctus Bell]: A small bell rung during various parts of the Mass. Replaced in many progressive parishes by a banjo or bongos or a diggery-do or a fart machine.... or yawns.

[T is for Titular]: Stop giggling.

[U is for The Union of Brest]: Stop giggling.

[V is for Victory]: Hell, we all know that.

[W is for The World]: What many within The Church embrace.

[X is for Xylopolitanus]: Latin for the bishop of Boise City, Idaho. Boise = French bois = Greek xulon. (Father R already took Xaverian Brothers)

[Y is for Yule]: Brenner, that is.

[Z is for Zucchetto]: Those really cool skull caps that certain clerics wear.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Mahony Goes Fishing
Speaking of never failing to disappoint

Bongo Mahony is at it again. And this has nothing to do with his Liturgical Pole-Dancers. But then again, I personally doubt if that causes any scandal among the priests of the Archdiocese of La-La Land.

Seriously.... how many of Mahoney's Boys are attracted to women anyhow?


Anyhow, Bongo Boy has decided to take it upon himself to bastardize yet another Christian symbol. Specifically, the Symbolum maius, or more popularly known as The Jesus Fish.

The article I linked to put it best;

The Rainbow Flag sign is so combative that the Catholic Church forbids anyone wearing this 'lesbian' and 'gay' attire from receiving the Eucharist. It is important to understand that this Church discipline is for those persons wearing the Rainbow signs who are living the intrinsically disordered lifestyle as well as for those persons wearing the Rainbow sign who are not living the lifestyle but openly support it. The 'gay' Rainbow sign is a public statement of opposition to the Catholic Church's infallible moral teachings against homosexuality, and a public statement that the wearer condones sodomy.

With Shepherds like Mahony, who needs wolves?

Our Lady of Akita, Ora Pro Nobis.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Sometimes Nice Guys Do Finish First
Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken, Jr. in the Hall of Fame

Congrats Tony and Cal!

Being the San Diego Padres fan that I am, I just gotta say how glad I am for Tony Gwynn. But Cal Ripken, Jr. has a well deserved pat on the back as well. Both are renown for their sense of fair play, love of the game, and overall loyalty to both their team and their fans (something pretty rare, nowadays). Both players actually refused trades to other teams for bigger paychecks. As Tony Gwynn once said, "I owe the fans here in San Diego".

And to make it all the sweeter, that steroid pumpin', phony baloney, freakishly large, Mark "We Don't Need To Live In The Past" McGwire, fell miserably short of making it.

Like I said, sometimes nice guys do finish first.

Monday, January 08, 2007

The USCCB Never Fails To Disappoint
And this is just another example

OK... I'll admit it, I was all excited when I first heard of the movie The Nativity Story. That was until I found out that they went with the Protestant version of the actual birth of Christ.

For those who don't understand what I'm getting at, the traditional teaching of The Church has always maintained that because of her Immaculate Conception and subsequently being free for Original Sin, The Holy Mother experienced no physical pain during the actual childbirth, also known as virginity in partu (during birth). Many Church Fathers have described the Birth of Christ to 'be like that of rays of sunlight passing through glass'.

Ahhh... but the USCCB has never let Church Teaching get in the way of being on the cutting edge of 'being of this world'.

And to a film that spits in the face of 2,000 years of Church teaching, insults the Holy Mother, and ultimately insults Our Lord, the USCCB deems it proper to rate this film one of it's Top Ten Family Films of 2006, and has rated it A-I, suitable for all audiences. Except Catholics, of course.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Almost One Third Of The New Congress Is Catholic
So what?

Roman Catholics remain the largest single faith group in Congress, accounting for 29 percent of all members of the House and Senate, followed by Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Jews and Episcopalians.

Catholics in Congress are Democrats by a ratio of nearly 2-to-1.

To include the new Speaker of the House, Butcher Pelosi. Slice and Dice Nancy got a 100% approval rating from NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League), plus she also voted against the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. What a gal, huh? Wonderful Catholic.

And she still can call herself a Catholic. She still takes Holy Communion from smiling priests. She still is supported by Catholic prelates who hem and haw over her saying such absolutely stupid things as "but we agree with her on so many more Social Justice matters".

We've all heard the old saying that the path to hell is paved with the skulls of bishops. But you know... and think about this carefully.... how many bishops in this country are well on their way to setting a place for themselves in hell?

When I see these "Social Justice" pukes lisp their way into apologizing and supporting the likes of Nancy Pelosi, I think to myself, "unless he changes, that man is going to burn in hell".

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Run Away! Run Away!
That's an ORDER!

The troops of the National Guard have acquitted themselves well as of late in Iraq and Afghanistan. But now we see this;

Guard soldiers back off from armed men out of Mexico

Matthew Benson
The Arizona Republic
Jan. 6, 2007 12:00 AM

A Border Patrol official says National Guard troops acted appropriately this week when they abandoned their post near the border southwest of Tucson as four gunmen approached from Mexico.

It is the nearest that Guard members have come to an armed conflict on the border since spring when President Bush pledged up to 6,000 soldiers to help slow illegal immigration along the nation's 1,950-mile southern border.

No shots were fired in the incident, and no one was injured. Border Patrol spokesman Mario Martinez stressed that "there was no attack."

"What are we paying our National Guard to do (along the border)? That is the question," said Don Goldwater, who led a failed campaign for governor last year on his promise to crack down on illegal immigration.

"We're putting the National Guard down in harm's way along the border with no intention to allow them to protect themselves."

And the real kick in the teeth? Those Guardsmen were following the orders of some gutless bureaucrat in DC. There's no doubt in my mind that those Guardsmen were ready, willing and able to wax these four armed invaders from south of the border.

You know, the last time we had armed bandits from Mexico cross into The United States, we sent troops under General John "Black Jack" Pershing to chase them down.

Now our troops are ordered to run away.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Sometimes, Gifts Just Fall From The Sky
This is one of those times

I've received quite a bit of comments concerning the post I just did on the Episcopalian service that looks suspiciously like mirrored image to the Novus Ordo Mass.

There was a commenter who chose to remain anonymous who is the proverbial and actual Spirit of Vatican II incarnate. Specifically;

Anonymous said...
Heaven forbid we should ever feel comfortable around our separated brothers and sisters in Christ. That might lead us toward unity or something. Ick.


Interesting points, indeed. But I just have to wonder what type of comfort level Anonymous is desirous of? What kind of unity is Anon striving towards?

Possibly a watered-down Catholicism? Why adhere to all those silly Sacraments? What say we chuck a few in the name of comfort and unity, 'eh?

Could it be a Catholicism that spits in the face of all the Holy Martyrs who have died at the hands of heretics throughout the centuries? I guess martyrdom doesn't really mean anything as long as we present day are comfortable and in unity with heretics, huh?

What say we null and void that mean ol' dogmatic Council of Trent that actually fought the formal heresy of Protestantism? After all, Trent isn't exactly in keeping with the Spirit of Vatican II, now is it?

I'll go out on a limb and wager that Anonymous and his/her ilk are actually embarrassed about The Council of Trent.

Ick, indeed.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

And Speaking of Gerald Ford...
Any one else notice?

Today President Ford was laid to rest (may God have mercy on his soul). Even though he was pro-abortion, I won't speak ill of the dead.

But did anyone else notice that his Episcopalian service looked an AWWWWWWWFUL lot like a Novus Ordo Mass? Complete with On Eagles Wings and all that good stuff.

For us Catholics, between the priests, nuns, and DRE's in stretch pants who openly question The Real Presence, Sacramental Confession, Apostolic Succession, Hell, the Sacramental Priesthood, satan, moral absolutes, etc, etc, you can forget about the dire warnings of "you can't indefinitely imitate something without eventually becoming it".

In many, many, many Catholic diocese, we're already there.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

I Know I'll Probably Have To Go To Confession For Asking This, But...
When will these 60's reject, hippie burn-outs finally die off?

Father Moonbeam asks the musical question "Get out there and find the rocks, the soil, the trees, the bushes, the birds that belong to (your) part of the world, and then think, what does the earth want us to do?".

Well, maybe not "Father Moonbeam"... he's actually Brother Moy. Or should I just call him Bro-Mo? But some of his more "interesting" quotes are such as;

"I need weekly to get out into that local ecosystem -- rocks, soil, air, water, trees, plants, birds," Brother Moy said. "I really believe that the earth, whatever we've done to her, is saying: 'I want to heal. I want to be healed. I want you to be part of the healing.' And she will assist us in that growth toward God." [emphasis mine]

In his visits to Christian Brothers around the world, he urges them to find ways to simplify their lifestyles. "It might be things like no cars," he said. "There might be quite hard decisions to be made about diet, about lifestyle, about where you live."

Well, Sieg Heil to you too, Bro-Mo. Oh, and with us all without cars and such, how exactly do you get all a all over the world preaching your Gospel of Earth Worship? Ahhh... or is it that everybody else is suppose to give all that neat stuff up? What a hypocrite.

But the Unholy Trinity of New-Age inspired "Catholicism" is summed up in this one little sentence; "Part of Brother Moy's job is to visit Christian Brothers around the world and encourage them to understand that ecology is an issue rooted in both spirituality and justice."

Ecology, Spirituality, and Justice. No mention of Theology, Religion, or Salvation... and you can bet your pay check that there DEFINITELY isn't anything said about The Father Son, and Holy Ghost.

Folks... yet another fruit of Vatican II.

Monday, January 01, 2007

My New Hero
Dr. Perry Cox from Scrubs

I never watched Scrubs until recently, and now I just can't get enough. Any of you who have ever watched it will probably agree with me that it's a cross between Everybody Loves Raymond, The 3 Stooges, and The Roadrunner.

The rapid fire smarmy comments and sight gags leave me in stitches. And Dr. Cox is the king of them all.

My favorite line (so far) from Dr. Cox is when he was tearing apart and emasculating (yet again) poor Dr. Dorian with "Oh gosh, Margery, aren't you sassy today. Did Santa finally bring you that Y-chromosome you always wanted?"

My favorite line (so far) of someone complaining about Dr. Cox, is when Dr. Reid said "I hate him so much, I've even started an internet chat room named 'I Hate Cox'. But it hasn't done so good. So far the only ones that go there are me, 2 interns, and 14,000 lesbians."