Friday, August 31, 2007

UPDATE!!!
I'll admit it... I screwed up

I've just deleted a posting I did earlier today in which I unfairly stated some rather critical things about Bishop D'Arcy of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana. I was under the impression that Bishop D'Arcy was weakly speaking out against the University of Notre Dame for allowing the play The Vagina Monologues on campus.

Well, Jay over at Pro Eccelsia has correctly pointed out that this particular story is more than a year old, and since then, Notre Dame is cleaning up it's act.

So with all that said, I apologize to Bishop D'Arcy and anyone else I may have mislead into believing that he was weak on the nonsense that was taking place (at the time) on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

Looks like Mrs. Caveman will be getting her bumper sticker after all.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Flattery...
Unless they're making fun of you

He's so bad, he's good. No... make that great. Who is it that I speak of? Ladies and gentlemen, the one.. the only... William Shatner.

The other day, I posted his painfully hypnotic homage to Elton John by subjecting us all to his rendition of Rocket Man (or would that be "Rock It, Man"?) Anyhow, the good folks over at Futurama have an equally disturbing tribute to The Shat-Man.

Last one to the Restaurant Escape Pod is a rotten egg.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Remember This When They Pass The Collection Plate Your Way This Sunday
Did you know that many parishes will have a second collection for CUA this Sunday?
Helmet tip to the enigmatic Bruce

Catholic University of America has announced that they will be hosting Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)to speak on campus this semester despite initial opposition by the office of University Center, Student Programs and Events (UCSPE).

Remember.... this is the same "Catholic" who has a 100 percent abortion rights voting record, according to NARAL Pro-Choice America. During the 2004 presidential debates, Kerry said he was personally against abortion, but would not "take what is an article of faith for me and legislate it for someone who doesn't share that article of faith."

If this were a debate between Kerry and... oh, say... Sen. Sam Brownback, or Father Fessio, no problem. But this isn't the case. Here is someone who has essentially told Christ; His Church; and every faithful Catholic who's ever lived, to go screw themselves. And "Catholic" University has just given him the soapbox to preach from.

Like I said, remember this when they pass the collection plate your way during the second collection this upcoming Sunday.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Schooled in Honor
From The New York Sun

WARNING!! Foul language alert! If harsh language offends you, skip reading this post.

This is a nice little article concerning the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. Or as we enlisted Marines called it, Canoe U. Or we would sometimes hear the non-Annapolis Officers refer to it simply as The Prick Factory.

Anyhow, like I said, it's a nice little article, and I think the last paragraph pretty much sums it all up;

On Thursday morning, prior to Noon Meal Formation, a lanky white-haired grandfather accompanies an eager, tall grandson on a tour of the academy and Memorial Hall. The tour guide asks the grandson about his interest in visiting the Naval Academy. He replies succinctly that he wants to join the military. The young man, if admitted, will enter the vast depth of traditions, rituals, and values that existed before America went to war in Iraq and will keep our nation afloat long after the guns give their last report from Iraq.

I remember a few things that we use to say concerning 2d Lieutenants and Ensigns;

a. I'm not sure if I should salute him, or burp him.
b. He's so new, he's still shitting Annapolis chow.
c. Two things hold true for every 2d Lieutenant and Ensign... they're either going to or coming from a f***-up.

I can't help but think of the old War Story concerning my late father (Chief Petty Officer, USN retired). Back in the mid-1960's, dad was stationed aboard the USS Ranger. Long story short... while in-port, some cocky young Ensign was up on the flight deck "explaining" to pop the correct way to run the flight deck of an Aircraft Carrier. Keep in mind, my dad was a WWII, Korea, and Viet-Nam vet. To say he was a "old salt" would be an understatement. Anyhow, dad couldn't take anymore, and promptly threw the newly minted Ensign into San Francisco Bay.

In short order, the Chief was ordered to report to the Captain. As dad was reporting in, he couldn't help but notice a soaking wet and rather angry young Ensign standing off to the side. The conversation supposedly went like this;

Captain: Chief, did you throw this young Ensign overboard?
Chief: Yes sir, I did.
Captain: Why, Chief?
Chief: He tried to tell me how to do my job, sir.

At this point in time, the Captain slowly turned his head towards the young Ensign and glowered at him. In what could best be described as a tone that would freeze water, the Captain asked -

Captain: Young man, did you try to tell this Chief how to do his job?
Now a very nervous Ensign: Aba-aba-aba... Sir.... Aba-aba-aba.... he threw me... aba-aba-aba.... very wet... aba-aba-aba...
Captain: I've heard enough. You're dismissed, Chief. Carry on.
Chief: Aye-aye, sir.

As dad was leaving the office space, he heard the Skipper tear into the Ensign with (words to the effect of); DON'T YOU EVER TRY TO TELL A CHIEF HOW TO DO HIS JOB EVER AGAIN!! AND IF YOU DO, I'LL PERSONALLY THROW YOUR ASS OVERBOARD!!

Supposedly this is a true story. Whenever I asked my dad if it really happened, he'd just look at me and smile. But you know, even if it isn't true... it sure is a crackerjack of a good story, ain't it?

Monday, August 27, 2007

Slash And Burn Homo-Theology
Another Jesuit swishes into town

Here's some of the story from The California Catholic Daily;

The “truth of the rainbow” at USF
Jesuit university’s new director of University Ministry aims to help people “be better, whatever they are.”

A Jesuit priest who told the London Daily Mail this year that “being gay is not special” – “it’s simply another gift from God who created us as rainbow people,” has become the Jesuit University of San Francisco’s director of University Ministry. Fr. Donal Godfrey, who has been the ministry’s associate director, took over the directorship from Jesuit Fr. John Savard, who stepped down Aug. 1.

In a university news release, Godfrey praised Savard for “opening up University Ministry in many ways.” Godfrey said he himself wants to “respond to new challenges.” Godfrey finds it paradoxical “that it is precisely at a Jesuit Catholic university that we can find God’s image in people whose color, faith, culture, language, background, and sexual orientation is different from our own.” Godfrey wants the ministry “to help celebrate that we are Jesuit, Catholic, and a place that welcomes those of all faiths and none, all at the same time.”

Godfrey has been a fixture at San Francisco’s Most Holy Redeemer, a parish deeply involved in homosexual activism, including participation in the city’s yearly Gay Pride parade. Last October, Godfrey presided at a prayer service (broadcast by the BBC on April 22) celebrating homosexuality. At the service, Godfrey said, “most often our churches make it difficult to acknowledge, let alone celebrate, the truth of the rainbow. But in all of this I believe it is God who calls and loves all of us, whatever our sexual orientation.”


This guy's molding young Catholic minds? It's official... a soul can be raped.
It's Been A Busy Weekend
Whew!!

For those of you who haven't visited The Lair since last week, feel free to scroll down. It's been a happenin' weekend, and there's mucho cool posts to see from Friday, Saturda, and Sunday.

Enjoy!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Never Underestimate How Sleazy The Democratic Party Really Is
Even their own members are disgusted by Party officials

Congressman Bobby Jindal (R-LA) is running for governor of Louisiana... and is leading in the polls by a wide margin. He's also a Catholic. So what does the Democratic Party of Louisiana do to win this election?

Here... see for yourself;



And amazingly enough, the actual commercial by the LA Democratic Party has magically disappeared from the internet. It's a shame you can't see it in it's entirety... but the above clip gives a pretty good idead what it's like.

And to better illustrate just how sleazy the Democratic Party of Louisiana really is, here are some comments by Louisiana Democrat politicians who are also Protestants;

Several Democratic elected officials said Thursday that their state party leaders went too far by airing a TV commercial that contends U.S. Rep. Bobby Jindal insulted thousands of Protestants.

The Rev. Raymond Brown of New Orleans, a Democrat running against Jindal for governor, is not pleased with the spot, either. “It’s such a sleazy, slick tactic,” he said. Brown, who was ordained as a Baptist preacher, accused the party of trying to discriminate on the basis of religion.

The commercial — which is only airing in north Louisiana — draws from articles the Republican gubernatorial candidate wrote about his conversion to Catholicism.

Franklin Mayor Raymond Harris, a Democrat, said he is confident that Jindal is tolerant of non-Catholics based on the testimony the Kenner congressman once shared with the congregation at the Assembly of God Church that Harris attends. Harris characterized his party’s commercial as a desperate attempt to discredit Jindal. “I want to know who doesn’t have faith that’s running. I’m much more afraid of them,” he said.

Other Democrats — all Protestants like the mayor — share Harris’ distaste of the commercial. Winnsboro Mayor Jack Hammons said the commercial convinced him to cast his vote for Jindal in the Oct. 20 race. Hammons said he watched the ad, read the religious articles in question and concluded that the party twisted Jindal’s words. “Dirty politics, that’s all it is,” he said.

What started all this was an article that Congressman Jindal wrote years ago for the New Oxford Review, entitled; How Catholicism Is Different - THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ISN'T JUST ANOTHER "DENOMINATION"

The article itself can be seen here.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

I Weep For The Future
You had me at Duh

From tonight's Miss Teen USA competition. No comments necessary

Why Didn'ta Ya Just Say So!!??
Marine Corps mathematics

WARNING! Harsh language alert!

We've posted in the past concerning Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, USMC (ret). And now, it's time for another gem. Enjoy! And yes, this really happened.

A ROK (Republic of Korea) commander, whose unit was fighting along with the Marines, called legendary Marine (at the time, Colonel) Lewis "Chesty" Puller to report a major Chinese attack in his sector. "How many Chinese are attacking you?" asked Puller. "Many, many Chinese!" replied the excited Korean officer. Puller asked for another count and got the same answer, "Many, many Chinese!"

"Damn it!" swore Puller, "Put my Marine Liaison Officer on the radio." In a minute, an American voice came over the air: "Yes sir?" "Lieutenant," growled Chesty, "exactly how many Chinese you got up there?" "Colonel, we got a whole shitload of Chinese up here!"

"Thank God," exclaimed Puller, "At least there's someone up there who knows how to count."

I enjoyed that so much, I think I'll re-post a blast from the past...

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Friday, February 03, 2006

Quotes Of The Week
From the greatest Marine who ever lived

"Our Country won't go on forever, if we stay as soft as we are now. There won't be any America - because some foreign soldiery will invade us and take our women and breed a hardier race." --Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller. 1955

"They're on our right, they're on our left, they're in front of us, they're behind us; they can't get away from us this time." - Col. Chesty Puller when told that the understrength 1st Marine Division was surrounded by 8 Communist Chinese Divisions, Chosin Reservoir, Korean War. 1951. The Marines won.

When an Army captain asked him for the direction of the line of retreat, Col Puller called his artillerymen, gave them the Army position, and ordered: "If they start to pull back from that line, even one foot, I want you to open fire on them." Turning to the captain, he replied "Does that answer your question? We're here to fight." Col. Chesty Puller at Koto-ri in Korea. 1951

"Son, if they give you any shit, level the place." Lt. Col. Chesty Puller giving orders to a young Company Commander in the South Pacific, 1944

When asked what kind of Marine his distant cousin, George Patton would have made, Chesty responded; "he would have made a half-assed 2d Lieutenant".

Reporter; "Colonel, you've got Chinese to your front, to your rear, to your left and to your right. What are you going to do now?" Col. Puller; "Damn sight better than the U. S. Army. At least I know they'll be there in the morning!" Chesty at the Chosin Reservoir, Korean War. 1951.



More Examples Of Doublespeak
Yet another example of why Mass in a living language is dangerous

Today I watched that idiot of a mayor of Newark, NJ attempt to justify his city being one of those "sanctuary cities". So there he was yappin' on endlessly about the difference between "documented and undocumented immigrants". Gee, Wally... doesn't he mean "illegal"?

Anyone else notice that up means down, good means bad, unacceptable means acceptable, etc.? So that got me thinking about what "undocumented" could be.

Undocumented Fiscal Windfall ~ The net result of a bank robbery

Undocumented Sexual Intercourse ~ Rape

Undocumented Expression of Self (Pre-Adolescent) ~ A brat throwing a temper tantrum

Undocumented Christianity ~ Protestantism

Undocumented Expectations ~ David Beckham; The Padres during the month of September; Notre Dame Football in any bowl game

Undocumented Catholicism ~ The Spirit of Vatican II; The Archdiocese of Los Angeles; The Jesuits

Undocumented Breathing ~ Child rapist/murderer John Couey. Soon... very soon

Undocumented Neanderthal Nocturnal Mastication ~ My midnight raid on the 'fridge

Undocumented reception of Holy Communion ~ For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord. 1st Corinthians, 11:29 Douay-Rheims Bible

Friday, August 24, 2007

The Entire Congregation's Got The Clap
No, not THAT kind of clap!
Helmet tip to my other Canadian Buddy, Paramedic Golden Girl

It's amazing how these things dove tail. At the end of mass last Sunday, Father was mentioning that a young man from the parish was off to seminary in a day or two. As Father said "I would point him out to everyone and have us all applaud... but that would be so Novus Ordo".

And on the very same day, my good goomba-ette from The Great White North prints this; (here's just a taste, you'll have to go to her blog to read the whole thing)

"Whenever applause breaks out in the liturgy, because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of the liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment." Even though Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was talking about liturgical dance when he made this statement in Spirit of the Liturgy, it applies to applause for all human achievement at Mass.

People at my church routinely applaud for the choir at the end of Mass... shouldn't this time be spent in interior recollection and prayer...? Instead, the focus is on the choir, and the need to show appreciation for their efforts. We don't clap and applaud for Jesus as He sacrifices Himself to His Father for our spiritual benefit at Mass, and neither should we applaud each other.

As Pope St. Pius X said,"It is not fitting for the servant to be applauded in his master's house."


Personally, I think that the quote from then Cardinal Ratzinger, "Whenever applause breaks out in the liturgy, because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of the liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment" should be carved into a very large club, and then issued to the Diocesan Inquisitor as he stealthily travels from parish to parish every Sunday.

Hmmm, I wonder if my Bishop needs a Diocesan Inquisitor? I have all the prerequisites;

a. I'm a Caveman, hence I know how to use a club.
b. I know ALL the parishes that are in desperate need of a visit.
c. It's a proven fact that all the chicks dig me. Not that this makes a difference, I just like crowing about it.
And The Ecumaniacs Wet Their Pants
Film at 11

A few posts ago, we discussed certain prayers that by-pass Jesus, and go straight to The Father. As if that wasn't irritating enough, now I'm treated to this bit of religious artificial insemination; some Buddhist dude who sees little difference between Buddha, my grandfathers (Harry and Antonio), and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

And all the better (worse), Swish That Hand, or whatever the hell his name is, is touring "Catholic" Universities.

Not much difference between Buddhism and Christianity, if...
Vietnamese Buddhist monk to touch down at local Catholic universities

Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh is making a United States tour, with a couple of stops at Catholic universities in California.

Nhat Hanh’s first visit will be to Loyola Marymount University on Sept. 5, where he will receive the 2007-2008 Doshi Family Bridgebuilder Award. The event is sponsored by the Center for Religion and Spirituality, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Department of Theological Studies, and the Doshi Professorship for Indic and Comparative Theology. (I'll bet St. Robert Bellarmine is thrilled)

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, the monk will be keynote speaker at the University of San Diego’s 18th annual Social Issues Conference. The event will feature, beside’s Thich Nhat Hanh’s address, a walking meditation, and, on the following two days, a concert for peace, and a Mass for peace. (God forbid that someone from The Sisters of Charity, or someone like them, be the keynote speaker)

Nhat Hanh says “there will not be much difference between Buddhism and Christianity” if Christians pray as Buddhists do, “with mindfulness, concentration and especially insight.” This three lead one to realize, according to Nhat Hanh,
that the one to whom he prays – Buddha, Jesus, or one’s grandfather – exist in “new manifestations,” in “new forms.”They are “always in you and around you.” (Pass me the bong, dude.)
I Can't WAIT For Tomorrow!!
Why? 'Cuz I get better lookin' every day
Helmet tip to my Canadian buddy

It's a proven fact. From FoxNews.com;

Study: Men With 'Cavemen' Faces Most Attractive to Women

So in honor of what Mrs. Caveman has known for going on 29 years, here's a blast from the past....

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I've Been Told Not To Post Anything More Derogitory Towards The USCCB
That doesn't mean I can't link to someone who does!

THIS is an absolutely first rate post. Steve over at Uncovering Orthodoxy has a crackerjack lambasting of the USCCB. Here's just a taste;

So I’m in Church this morning and Ivan is screeching like a girl so I take him out to the narthex (A.K.A. the place where I spend most of my liturgical life these days.) While I’m standing there I notice a card on the bulletin board, entitled, “What is important to Catholic citizens?”

As I begin to read the text, thoughts begin coming, unbidden, into my mind. I will now recreate this experience for you here, with some afterthought embellishments added for your amusement:

The following planks are from Faithful Citizenship, a pamphlet issued in 2000 by the U.S. Catholic Bishops

1. Provide health care.
2. Provide affordable housing.
3. Increase the minimum wage.

Typical could be liberal, could be quasi-Catholic teaching stuff. No surprises really, even if I’m not sure why we care so much about these things as citizens.

4. End abortions.
These are obviously not in order of importance. I hope.



5. End the concentration of control of broadcasting cable and satellite media.
Huh? Moving on, deciding I can’t possibly unpack that one…



6. In agriculture, provide food security for all and decent wages and housing for workers.
Ok. Sort of.


7. Provide all immigrants with access to basic public health benefits - health care, food stamps.
This one starts my blood pressure - simmering, not boiling. “All immigrants?” I wonder. “Even the illegal ones?”


8. Provide all persons with quality education which is their right.
THEIR RIGHT? I’m not sure what the difference is between systolic and diastolic, but I’m almost positive their respective numbers are now off by double digits.


9. End discrimination based on sex, race, ethnicity, religion and age.
“They didn’t say sexual orientation,” I think, so I begin an attempt at normal breathing again. By this point, Ivan is as quiet as he can make himself. They say babies sense emotions…


10. Abolish death penalty.
“This may be a mercy I require soon, if this list doesn’t get better fast.”


11. Provide environmental protection of land water and air, which is a moral obligation.
I thought for Catholics, the big “inconvenient truth” was found in John 6. I had completely forgotten about the Gospel According to Al Gore.


12. Ratify treaty to ban anti-personnel land mines & Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, and end the global arms race.
Well, at least they covered one of the intentions we always pray for during the family rosary. We forget about things like the reform of the Church, the restoration of the Roman Liturgy, the social reign of Christ the King, etc. But anti-personnel land mines? Does ANYONE not worry about those? If so, I’d like to meet him…

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bishop Celebrates Latin Mass for Overflowing Congregation
On a Holy Day, no less!

Excerpts from a news item in the Burlington Free Press (commentary in bold print):

For the first time in more than 30 years, Roman Catholics in Vermont had a chance to attend a traditional Latin Mass last week, and the overwhelmingly positive response means there likely will be more to come.

About 1,000 Catholics from across Vermont, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire packed the pews at Burlington's St. Joseph Co-Cathedral on Wednesday, spilling out into the vestibule for the 90-minute ceremony. (When was the last time you saw a church filled to capacity, much less overflowing, for Mass?)

The Mass, celebrated by the Most Rev. Salvatore Matano, bishop of the Diocese of Burlington, was filled with tradition: Incense billowed toward the ceiling; worshipers brought black leather-bound missals containing prayers in Latin and English; women donned lace mantillas, or veils, as a sign of respect; and a 14-member choir sang Gregorian chants. (Very impressive, and certainly ballsy, of the bishop to to decide to be the celebrant!)

Matano decided to celebrate it on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary -- a holy day of obligation for Catholics -- because of the significant role the mother of Jesus plays in the diocese. Looking out on the overflowing congregation, Matano promised to invest time in similar ceremonies. (What!? Catholics showed up for Mass on a Holy Day of Obligation? A Latin Mass? I thought the modernists had already consigned that to the ash heap of Church history. And they came from four states to be there? Amazing!)

"If this is what it takes to fill our churches, then so be it," he said. "I will do whatever I can to fill our churches."
That's right, Your Excellency. Have at least one classical Latin Mass in ever parish every Sunday and watch your Mass attendance, baptisms, marriages, and collection plates increase ten-fold. I'll bet you even see a rise in vocations.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

More Sappy Sentimentality
...and here's why

First off, no... this isn't a post slamming teachers. Hey, three out of my six siblings are teachers. I'm more fed-up with the Teachers Union constantly crying about how bad teacher pay is. If they keep banging the drum about how REALLY BAD things are financially for teachers, then everyone will eventually believe it. And things really aren't that bad.

Hey guys, want to free up a few zillion dollars? Do away with the Department of Education. I believe Mom and Dad in Anytown, USA know better what's best for their kids than some long haired bead wearing 60's reject working in some Washington bureaucracy.

But getting back to pay, I live in North Carolina. Probably one of the lowest paying states in the nation. Did you know that a brand-spanking new teacher fresh out of college makes $29,750 a year? And that's not all. Depending on what county they live in, they also rate to make as much as $6,580 a year supplement. A little over 36 grand a year for someone with the basic qualifications and zero experience? Not bad!

And just to keep things in perspective, a young Private fresh outta Boot Camp makes a whopping $15,612 a year. I can't speak for the other Branches of the Armed Forces... but if this youngster is in The Marines... he's on his way to a Combat Zone.

Like I said, let's keep things in perspective.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I Finally Met Them!
Our Lady of Akita's Warriors ~ NC Chapter, that is

Mrs. Caveman and I drove many, many miles to a certain parish today for Mass. Afterwards, that's when I met a few members of OLoAW. Great buncha guys! It was like Christmas in August. (inside joke)

Their chaplain was a hoot, as usual. Now I'm not implying that he's a Good Ol' Southern Boy through and through... but let's just say that I'm surprised that he hasn't added Jefferson Davis to the Litany of The Saints. And maybe it's just me, but when he says omnia gratis, it sounds an awful lot like hominy grits.

I just wish their co-chaplain could have been there. It certainly would have been keen. (another inside joke)
Delve Into The Mind Of Mr. Norv S. Hordo
And his first ever Traditional Latin Mass

I'M SO EXCITED!! I just heard that they're having something called a "Traditional Latino Mass" at St. Peter's, so I'm driving there now. I sure hope they have a Mariachi Band!

OK, I've driven all the way here and I'm already confused. The sign out front says "St. Peter's Catholic Church". Catholic Church? That isn't very inclusive! Faith Community, if you please. Oh well, I'll correct the Presider after the Communal Gathering Worship Service. I just hope I can find a parking space.

Well, that wasn't a very long walk to the church proper. Hey, what's with all the coats and ties? What's the dilly-o with all the dresses and the frilly scarves on the ladies heads? Why are these people getting all dressed up for? Don't they know that all that matters to God is that we just show up? *sniff, sniff* (smelling armpits) Well, I guess I could have at least gotten clothes that weren't in the hamper... and I should have shaved... and showered... and brushed my teeth. Oh well, I'm still pretty sure that God's still thrilled to bits that I'm here.

Wow... it sure is fancy-shmancy in here! Statues, cool paintings, enviro-friendly candles, even a lil' picket fence up front. Man, this must be what Narnia is like! But why is everyone counting the beads on those cool necklaces at the same time? And who is this Avee Maria lady they keep talking about? And what's a Gratzy-A-Plenty? I've had Good-N-Plenty candy before, but never Gratzy-A-Plenty. Maybe they'll have some after services. (Looking at watch) Well, I just wish Father would hurry the hell up. I gotta anti-war protest/PFLAG rally to attend at noon.

Hey, what's that bell ringing for? Why is Father and the servers coming in from the side door? WHAT KINDA HAT IS THAT ON FATHER'S HEAD!!?? Well... maybe it's something specific to the Latino culture. That little tassel is just like the two or three hundred tassels that my friend, Chuy Fernandez, has lining the interior of his '67 blue and primer gray Impala low-rider. I should be more culturally sensitive.

Whoa, whoa, whoa!! Father has his back turned to me! I think the Mafia has infiltrated this place. Father keeps telling some Italian dude to shake us down... "Dominic, go frisk 'em." And what language is this!? It's kind of like Spanish, but not quite. And it sure doesn't help when Father keeps mumbling to that box against the wall. And where the hell's the Mariachi Band?

OK, now I'm getting pissed. There's singing, but no robed lady on the altar raising her arm to let me know when I'm suppose to sing back! And no Sign of Peace! How am I ever going to get to know those around me? When will I have the chance to introduce myself... tell 'em where I'm from... unload on them how my father is distant and my mother is over-bearing? And the sermon was nothing but "you shouldn't do this, you should do that!" I don't need this grief. If I wanna get preached at, I'll go to.... well, uhhh, forget that.

And all this kneeling! Screw this, I'm sitting down. Better yet, I'm outta here. I'm never coming here again. Not ONCE was the focus ever on me.
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UPDATE!!
Courtesy of Larsterkhan, now we all know what a box of Gratzy-A-Plenty looks like. Thanks, Lars!

IHTCC Fairy Alert!!
Or as the Germans say ~ Höhlemann-Geheimnispolizei

Yes, the I Hate The Catholic Caveman Fairy is on the loose again. In this case, it's fluttering about under the authority of Toni over at Catholic Tickle Fight, or some such effeminate title.

Yes, Toni has ordained himself to be The Official Watch Dog of The Lair of the Catholic Cavemen. Golly gee... my very own Blogosphere Gestapo! I must really aggravate the hell out of him. I love it.

Or as Toni puts it; Actually Kevin, I devote so many posts to you because your opinions on Catholic doctrine are just so wrong on so many levels. If you'd keep them to yourself, it wouldn't be a problem, but since you insist on posting them on the internet for everyone to see, the scandal needs to be addressed. You seem immune to private fraternal correction, so following the advice of St. Paul, I take it public. As long as you keep getting it wrong, I'll keep correcting you.

Yes, the same Toni that has no problem with by-passing Jesus, and praying straight to The Father (disregard that whole "no man shall go to The Father except through Me" stuff). I find it ironic that he quotes St. Paul, but ignores Jesus.

Yes, the same Toni that wags his finger at Senator Brownback because he (as Toni sees it) "violated Reagan's 11th commandment: 'Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican'". And in the same breath, goes into a diatribe against a Republican, the very same Senator Sam Brownback. Can anyone else smell Toni's hypocrisy?

But I honestly do see where Toni's coming from. If anyone has the bad manners not to agree with him, you're wrong. Period. And he'll make it his life's work to keep an eye on you. Oh, and he's yet to give me a specific where I got any Catholic Teaching wrong. But silly me, Toni dictates what is and isn't Official Catholic Teaching. I reiterate... silly me.

Also, did anyone else notice that he said "your opinions on Catholic doctrine are just so wrong on so many levels". How can someones opinion be wrong? But like I've said, he's never given a specific. Just his usual hissy-fit. Thanks for proving my point, Toni.

OK, all joking aside. You know, Toni... if you don't like my blog or what I have to say, it's real simple. Don't come here. But as long as you keep dedicating post after post after post to me, you're not really impressing anyone. Besides coming off as having a rather weird fixation towards me, you're just coming across as an angry, petty little man. And besides, I'm already spoken for. Sorry, Toni.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Comes Around, Goes Around
Weakland-Lite shenanigans in Altoona-Johnstown

Helmet tip to the omnipresent Gillibrand of Catholic Church Conservation, and the equally vigilant Anita over at V For Victory!

Remember the other day when I posted a story concerning the "priest" in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown who had the High Altar demolished and thrown into the dumpster... more often than not in the dead of night?

Well guess what? He's just been arrested and charged with having sex with male prison inmates, and it's also come to light that he also payed out thousands of dollars in hush-money to his "boyfriend".

I don't know who I should be more disgusted with... those "priests" who commit these vile acts, or some of our so-called "leaders" who constantly protect them. Either way, I'm pretty much fed-up with those who've turned the words Catholic Priest into a punch line.

In all fairness, I have to remind myself that there are still plenty of decent, hard-working men of God out there that quietly go about their business of saving souls.
He Should Have Said He Was Calling Out To allah
Just like mohammed's bishop wants him to do

What an amazing story. The Catholic priest get hammered for a few seconds worth of bell ringing to signify the start of Mass... but I wonder how many moslem muzzies are even asked to turn down the volume for the first screeching "call to prayer". By the way, that's just before sunrise. Depending on the time of year, that could be as early as 5 AM. Also keep in mind that one out of every eight "Dutchmen" are moslems, and fully one third of Rotterdam is moslem. And most Dutch are pretty much gutless junkies (or at least act that way) who are scared to death of the moslem minority.

But it's the Catholic priest that the secular officials go after. It's time for the Dutch to put away the hash-pipe, quit chasing prostitutes, cease coddling the moslems... and start defending their Christian heritage before it's too late.

Priest fined for early morning bell-ringing
AMSTERDAM (
Reuters) - A Dutch priest has been fined 5,000 euros ($6,800) for ringing his church bells too loudly in the morning.

The Catholic priest began ringing the bells at just after seven in the morning soon after arriving in Tilburg about six months ago, a spokesman for the town council said. This prompted dozens of complaints from residents and the council in the southern town agreed the priest was breaking the rules.

"The priest can ring his bells whenever he likes but he has to keep within noise regulations. People don't appreciate it," the spokesman said. The priest risks further fines if he continues. "We are still trying to find ways to make him stop," the spokesman said.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Backstabbing Bishops... British Style
Remember, "Catholic" bishops are authorizing this

From The Telegraph (London, UK)

Bishops support book attacking the Pope
The Catholic Church in England and Wales has helped commission a withering attack on Pope Benedict XVI that also refers to the atrocities of 9/11 as “the ‘terrorist’ attacks” in inverted commas.

Catholic Social Justice, a volume of essays put together by an agency of the Bishops’ Conference, systematically rubbishes Benedict’s first encyclical, Deus Caritas Est (God is Love). The book has been given a glowing foreword by the Bishop of Plymouth, Christopher Budd.

Benedict is accused of taking an ideological position in favour of “the capitalist system and colonialism”. We are told that the Pope’s views on social justice are “hardly credible” in view of the Church’s historic record of violence, torture and theft. We learn that the Catholic clergy teach that “men are superior to women” because they are more in the image of Christ.

Pope John Paul II is also criticised. According to Fr Tissa Balasuriya, the author of the relevant essay, both John Paul and Benedict lived their lives “in a world dominated by white racism” and therefore could not understand the developing world.

This judgment has been produced under the aegis of Caritas-social action, an agency of the Bishops’ Conference. In other words, Catholics in the pew have helped pay for an attack on the Pope.

But worst of all, in my opinion, is this passage in Balasuriya’s essay: “The 21st century was born in violence, with the ‘terrorist’ air attack on New York on 11 September 2001 and the invasion of Iraq by the USA, the UK and Australia on 18 March 2003.” Those inverted commas are despicable. Did the Bishop of Plymouth notice them before he recommended the book in his foreword?

The other essays mostly consist of sub-Marxist drivel. Philomena Cullen, one of the editors, attacks “the ideology of the nuclear family” and endorses “the open family ideology rooted in a feminist perspective”. Cullen – social policy coordinator of the Bishops’ Conference agency – notes that all dominant ideologies entail the misuse of power, “whether manifested as sexism, racism, disabilism, ageism, hetereosexism”.

Need I go on? How much evidence do Catholics need that the Bishops' Conference has been hijacked by Left-wing activists working under the patronage of bishops who are in many cases doctrinaire socialists? Pope Benedict is incredibly badly served by his English bishops, at least one of whom – Budd – is undermining the Pope by putting his name to this book.


Looks like someone's in need of reassignment. I hear that the Diocese of Mars is vacant.
Wreckovation At It's Best (Worst?)
I'll bet these clowns by-pass Jesus in their prayers, too

From Una Voce. Here's just a bit of the article;

The destruction of beautiful churches has been but one of the devastating results of the post-Vatican II era. High altars, statues, altar rails, and other beautiful ornamentation, are believed, by some, to be outmoded and unnecessary in light of the new reforms. The deception and manipulation of the devoted faithful by certain "experts" follows a numbingly familiar pattern. Construction teams are called in late at night while people are unsuspecting. It is insisted that the 100 year old altars were "unnecessary duplications", and a local church that prides itself on "welcoming, compassion, and openness" shuts its ears to the cries of the faithful as their sacred heritage is destroyed.

If a liturgical rite that was used for nearly 1400 years was nearly abolished, some of this comes as little surprise since there will be little sensitivity shown towards the sacred architecture of the churches built for the ancient liturgy.

(the following is an excerpt from a news report from the TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT Northern Cambria bureau)


NORTHERN CAMBRIA - PENNSYLVANIA, USA Parishioners of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church feel betrayed by what some term a desecration after the church’s nearly century-old altar was ripped out, broken apart and tossed into a Dumpster.

But [Pastor of St John's, Father] Connolly said the altar had not been updated since Vatican II, a meeting of bishops in Rome during the mid-1960s. He said it was a necessary change.

As word started spreading in the tightly knit Catholic community about the altar’s fate, more members came forward. More than a dozen St. John parishioners feel betrayed by Connolly and the diocesan bishop, the Most Rev. Joseph Adamec.

Joe Minarish Jr. joined Wadium and other churchgoers in expressing shock and outrage. But, said Minarish, others have been afraid to speak for fear of retribution from church officials. "They’re afraid they will be excommunicated or refused for burial in a Catholic cemetery," he said.

He said he believed the other 90 percent of parishioners are unhappy with the renovations and have been afraid to say anything until now. Wadium and Minarish said the real sin is the secret manner in which the renovation was decided. "The plans for renovation have been withheld from the parishioners, so that it was impossible to prevail upon the pastor and the bishop to consider an alternative," Benamati said in the letter.

Wadium, Minarish, Biros and another dissenter, Ed Kerchesky, said their requests for information from committee members and the priest went unanswered. "One member of the committee told us be was sworn to secrecy," Kerchesky said. "We asked Father (Connolly) to inform us in the church bulletin, but he never did."

Church member Robert Benamati was chosen by the group to write a letter to Rome outlining their discontent. It said that, "Connolly and the bishop acted in a deceptive manner to needlessly diminish the temporal goods of the parish." The plans for renovation have been withheld from the parishioners, so that it was impossible to prevail upon the pastor and the bishop to consider an alternative," Benamati said in the letter.

After five years of deception and lies by leaders of the Altoona-Johnstown Roman Catholic Diocese, our worst fears became reality. On May 27 around 4 p.m., destruction of our sanctuary began at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Northern Cambria.

Two contractors from C.E. Wood of Altoona appeared out of nowhere.

We-— Joseph Minarish, Helen Biros, Edward Kerchesky and Carol Benamati — parishioners stood there in disbelief at the sight of two workmen in steel-toed boots standing on our beautiful sacred altar. They were ripping, tearing and smashing at our nearly 100-year-old main altar with crowbars, sledge hammers and electric saws.

Alongside stood our parish priest, Rev. Gerard Connolly, TOR, looking on in approval. Gerard asked us to leave. We returned later with other parishioners equally upset at the destruction. Once again, Gerard demanded that we leave or he would call the police. We left.

Gerard went against his word. After leaving the premises of the church, we were standing on Elizabeth Street and the police arrived. The officer informed us that, upon orders from Gerard, we are not permitted to enter the body of the church.

Is Gerard so ashamed of what he is letting the contractors do to the sanctuary of our church that he did not want anyone else to see? The contractors appeared over and over again, in the early morning hours, late evening and after dark, when they were least expected.

The saddest of all is the way our altar was disposed. For over a week, the remains of our consecrated altar lay in a dumpster along with a bag of garbage and two old tires.

Where is the respect for God? Where is the respect for the people who worked so hard and sacrificed so much so that their future generations may know and understand the history of the church? Is this how we are to dispose of sacred objects?

Our sanctuary has now been destroyed and can never be replaced. Like thieves in the night, they came, they destroyed and they left.

Joseph Minarish
Helen Biros
Northern Cambria

(Excerpts from a news story By W. FOURNIER, TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT NORTHERN CAMBRIA BUREAU

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Car Crash Of Solos
You don't want to, but you can't help but look

Seriously... I ... couldn't... turn .... away. Morbid............ fascination.




Sorry guys. It was either I post this, or comment on a certain individual who is fixated on making comments about me on her blog. I believe Toni at the Giggly-Girl Pillow Fight has a total of 5 or 6 posts devoted just to lil' ole me.

But seriously, I do find it odd that he devotes so many posts to me. Disturbing. But I must admit, it is edifying to know that I can get under his skin.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Forget About "Hitler's Pope"
Meet "mohammed's bishop"

Pray to Allah, Dutch bishop suggests
Amsterdam, Aug. 14, 2007 (CWNews.com) - A Dutch Catholic bishop has suggested that Christians should refer to God as "Allah" to promote better relations with Muslims. Bishop Martinus "Tiny" Muskens of Breda told the "Network" television show that "God doesn't really care how we address Him." (Gee, then why not let the Greeks refer to The Almighty as Zeus; the Italians, Jupiter; the Scandinavians, Odin; the Micronesians, Lowa, etc?)

Pointing out that "Allah" is a term already used by Christians who speak Arabic, Bishop Muskens said that humans are needlessly divided over such terminology. God, the bishop said, is above such "bickering." The Dutch bishop admitted that his suggestion was not likely to gain widespread acceptance. But he predicted that within a century or two, Dutch Catholics would be addressing prayers to "Allah." (Forget about "a century or two". At the rate moslems are taking over Holland, count on EVERYONE in that nation calling the Almighty "allah" in a decade or two. And don't count on many of them being Catholics, either.)

Bishop Muskens has a history of creating occasional controversy within the Church. He has broken with Vatican leadership to endorse the use of condoms as a means of preventing the spread of AIDS, and in 2006 he traveled to Uganda to endorse the work of a group called Stop AIDS Now, which emphasized condom distribution. (What a guy.)

Even among Arab Christians, it's been accepted to refer to The Almighty as "Allah", even though "allah" is also the pagan Arab name for the moon god. One can only surmise that "Allah" was forced into the lexicon of Arab Christians by the moslems. Admittedly, I'm not Biblical scholar, nor am I a translator of ancient Middle Eastern languages... but I have found that the ancient Palestinian Aramaic (pre-moslem) word for God was 'El raba' = 'Great God'. Not quite "allah", is it?

If anyone has any more specific information on the pre-moslem Arabic word for God, it would be appriciated if you would pass it along.
It's Amazing What Happens When You Start Fighting Dogs To The Death
"$63,000,000,000 billion dollars" sure is a lotta billions

Just when I thought I've seen it all, this comes along...

Embattled NFL quarterback Michael Vick, facing federal charges related to his alleged participation in dogfighting, has been hit with a "$63,000,000,000 billion dollar" lawsuit filed by a South Carolina inmate who alleges the Atlanta Falcons star stole his pit bulls and sold them on eBay to buy "missiles from Iran," FOX News has learned.

Jonathan Lee Riches filed the handwritten complaint over "theft and abuse of my animals" on July 23 in the U.S. District Court in Richmond, Va.

• Click here to read the filing against Vick.(pdf)
(hand written, of course)

Riches alleges that Vick stole two white mixed pit bull dogs from his home in Holiday, Fla., and used them for dogfighting operations in Richmond, Va. The complaint goes on to allege that Vick sold the dogs on eBay and “used the proceeds to purchase missiles from the Iran government.”

The complaint also alleges that Vick would need those missiles because he pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda in February of this year.

“Michael Vick has to stop physically hurting my feelings and dashing my hopes,” Riches writes in the complaint.

Riches wants $63 billion dollars “backed by gold and silver “ delivered to the front gates to the Williamsburg Federal Correctional facility in South Carolina. Riches is an inmate at the facility serving out a wire fraud conviction.


You know... I'm kinda deep in credit card debt. Ya think Vick would mind if I also sued him for $10,000 thousand dollars?


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I Thank God Every Day For Three Things...
My Faith, my family, and that I was able to serve my nation as a United States Marine

All interservice rivalries aside, I do respect my brothers-in-arms from the various other services, as well as those who also serve God and country in various law enfocement capacities, fire-fighters, life savers of every stripe, etc. But I sure am partial to The Corps!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Just a Quick Dip Into The Moslem Mentality
Is "moslem-think" a contradiction in terms?

1. I'll bet this smooth talker gets all the babes. Ya think he's overcompensating?
The difference between men and women



2. Space Balls, Part II. Moslemnauts in SPAAAAAAAACE!!! And radiation is your friend!
Neil Armstrong Proved Mecca is the Center of the World



3. Positive parenting, moslem style. Ahhh, they blow up so fast!
Iranian kiddie-show motivates children to admire suicide bombers... and really ugly dancers costumes



4. Since when did Walt Disney create Tom & Jerry?
Tom & Jerry is a Jewish Conspiracy

Sunday, August 12, 2007

It's Not The Job Of The US Military To Enforce The Law
...and other myths

Now that our National Guard troops are being pulled off the border a year early, I can't help but think of the battle cry of the anti-protect the borders crowd... It's not the job of the military to enforce the law!

Oh really? Allow me to give just two examples where the military was called upon to enforce the law;

1. The US Army called on to fight the Indian Wars from 1849 until the end of the 19th century. Technically, that should have been a combined effort of various state and territorial governors, and their respective militias, combined with agents of the Department of the Interior who should have done battle with various warring tribes during that time frame... not the US Army. But it was the Army that was called to enforce the law.

2. Back in the old days when the US Mail was the literal circulatory system for this country's economy, why was it that in 1921, when robberies and fraud beset the very same mail system. President Harding was forced to call out the Marines. By Presidential Order, Marines were dispatched to post offices, railroad stations, postal trucks and trains.

Marines were ordered to "shoot to kill any person or persons who attempt to molest the mails or interfere with a mail train". For four months the Marines guarded the mail and not one piece of mail was lost. Again in 1926, Marines were sent to guard the mail and, as in 1921, Marines achieved the same results.

By definition, our country's being invaded. Due to the incompetency of the Bush Administration to enforce the immigration laws (in other words; allow the Border Patrol & Friends to do their job) it looks as if, yet again, America's military is going to have to bail us out. That is if our leaders in Washington will ever allow them to.

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ADD ON!!

And speaking of illegal aliens -- with all this talk about illegal aliens committing crimes, such as the recent execution-style murders in Newark, many have stated that "undocumented workers" are no more or no less apt to commit crime than American citizens... I say BUNK!

You want to know what percentage of illegal aliens break the law? 100%. The second they broke this nations immigration laws, they became law-breakers.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

No, No, NO!!
"No man cometh to the Father, but by Me" ~ Douay-Rheims Bible, John 14:6

I'm sure than many of you are already aware of the passing of Jean-Marie Cardinal Lustiger (+) of Paris, France. And most of us know that he was born and raised in the Jewish Faith until his conversion to Catholicism as a youth. Being proud of your ethnic heritage... sure. But having the Mourner's Kaddish read as part of the funeral on the grounds of Notre Dame Cathedral was just plain wrong.

Why do I say that? Simple.. the Kaddish is a prayer that excludes Jesus Christ. I don't care if he was a Cardinal, the saying of the Kaddish as an official part of his funeral service shouldn't have been done. And let's not get caught up in the emotion. Would it matter if Cardinal Lustiger was born a Taoist, or a Hindu, or a Shintoist? We all know the answer to that question.

And yes, it was a terrible thing that members of His Eminence's family were herded off to Concentrations Camps (and in some cases, executed) by the enemy during World War Two. But you know what? I can say the same thing. My mother and her entire family was force marched, along with 10,000 other Guamanians, to the Manenggon Concentration Camp.

And if you look to the left, you'll see a picture (and link) concerning Father Jesus Duenas, "The Patriot Priest". He was tortured for two weeks solid and then beheaded for not giving up an American Sailor who was hiding in the hills during the war. Father Duenas is also my 2d cousin. Oh, and he never did give up the American Sailor. Even unto death.

Anyhow, would it be appropriate if the members of my family who were shipped off to enemy Concentration Camps (and in some cases, executed) during WWII, if they had non-Catholic prayers said at their funerals? Of course not.

If Catholicism truly has The Fullness of The Truth, then we should all be buried in The Fullness of The Truth. Period.

Friday, August 10, 2007

"All About Me" Moment #3,794
Heard outside a simple country church

A friend of mine was having a conversation the other day with a fellow parishioner, asking her how she felt about the upcoming freeing of the Traditional Latin Mass.

She responded "well, I'm a Cradle Catholic, and I was raised with the Latin Mass. I do love it, but I prefer the New Mass because I can actively participate in it."

To wit, my friend responded "and you can actively participate in the Latin Mass as well. It's called praying."

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Willing As Lambs To Slaughter
Jesus? Jesus who?

Why am I not surprised that this fluff piece came from the official news organ of the USCCB? [Emphasis and comments mine]

New York Catholics visit mosque, learn about Islam

By Beth Griffin
Catholic News Service


WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. (CNS) -- In late July, carloads of curious Catholics caravanned north from their church to a mosque in the next county. (But they're not going there to worship... right? Let's hope not. I'm sure they went just to learn.)

Three dozen Catholics who regularly attend Mass at the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement's Graymoor Spiritual Life Center in Garrison accepted a Muslim visitor's invitation to attend services at Masjid Al-Noor, his mosque in Wappingers Falls. ("Attend services". That blows my 'just to learn' theory straight to hell. By the way... what the hell's a "Spiritual Life Center"?)

Entering the two-story white frame building, the visitors placed their shoes alongside their host's on wire racks lining one wall of the foyer. The women, already modestly covered from chin to ankle, pulled on scarves to cover their hair. The men were directed through double doors to a large simple, rug-covered room on the first floor and the women were invited upstairs to a balcony overlooking the same prayer room. (Ahhh... but the Catholic tradition of having women wear a Mantilla is sexist. I see now.)

The walls of the prayer room were sparsely decorated with metal plaques proclaiming God's greatness in Arabic, a large clock and several bookshelves with various editions of the Quran and devotional books. The front of the room had a small, raised carpeted platform for the imam, the religious scholar who led the service. (Again with the word "service". Was it a learning service? Nahhh... it was a worship service.)

People greeted one another quietly and lined up, shoulder to shoulder, in rows that stretched across the room. Everyone faced east, the direction of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Islam's holy city. Folding chairs in the back of the two prayer areas were used by people who had difficulty sitting and kneeling on the floor, or accomplishing the deep bows that punctuated the prayers. (Sure sounds like a worship service.)

Muslims are required to pray five times a day and men are obliged to attend a communal service on Fridays. Women are not required to interrupt their routines to go to the mosque for Friday prayer. Three-quarters of the more than 200 people who attended one recent Friday service at Masjid Al-Noor were men. ("interrupt their routines"? You mean actually stop cooking and cleaning long enough to make it to the mosque? Nah, women aren't chattel. Suuuuuuuuuuure.)

The 45-minute service was conducted in spoken and intoned Arabic, with three portions in English: a short reflection on the reading from the Quran, intercessory prayers and communal announcements. At one Friday service, Imam Mohammed Asil Khan chose to speak on a Scripture passage, or "sura," that described the "Miracles of Jesus and the Miracles of Mohammed." He later explained that Muslims consider Jesus to be a prophet, but not divine. (Just a minor point. Notice how it was glazed over? But don't let that get in the way of ecumenism.)

The Catholic visitors told Catholic News Service they were grateful for the opportunity to attend the services and speak with members of the congregation. "Our hosts were very welcoming and it was insightful to have casual conversation about being Muslim and learning about the diversity within their own community," said Ruth Ann McAndrews. (Said the spider to the fly...)

She was particularly interested in the discussion of the "challenge of instilling each religion's traditions and faith in the youth through Sunday school and after-school programs." (What good Catholic would even dream of "instilling" a damn thing about a belief system that denies the divinity of Christ, or the complete existence of the Holy Ghost to our youth? That's scandalous.)

"The thing that struck me," said Dan Donnelly, "was the commonality that pervades. We have significant doctrinal differences. They don't believe in the Trinity or in the divinity of Jesus, but we have a common father who created us and we should all love one another." (More brain-dead sappy sentimentality, courtesy of the 'Spirit' of Vatican II. Dan Donnelly seems to forget that we also have a common Savior and Paraclete... it's just that the moslems deny both. I don't know what 'god' Dan Donnelly worships, but my God is The Father, Son and Holy Ghost. But like I said before... don't let that get in the way of ecumenism. By the way... the best way to "show your love", Dan, is to convert them. The Church has only taught that for... oh, I dunno... 2,000 years?)

He was also intrigued by the lack of a hierarchy and came to a better understanding of the role of the imam. ("Intrigued"? Seriously... what's so damn "intriguing" about that?)

"I thought of the imams as the priesthood," he said, "but I learned that they are religious scholars who are chosen by the community to be teachers. If an imam is not available, the people can choose another person to lead the service." (Golly gee, ain't that swell!!??)

Joyce Evans said, "I left there knowing for certain that our faiths could make us closer to each other. Praying with the Muslims can't take anything away from Catholicism. In fact, it enhances my Catholicism to honor them and work with them." (What made ya a better Catholic, Joyce? Learning how to go straight to The Father, and by-passing The Son? What was it that Jesus said about that? Something along the lines of "No man shall go to The Father, except through...." who was it again, Joyce?)

She continued, "You can read about Islam in a book, but to see the fervor of their devotion really touched me and I came away being a better Catholic." (People who usually have no problem with their own kind blowing up themselves, and everyone else in the blast radius, normally do have "a fervor in their devotion".)

Most of the worshippers at Masjid Al-Noor are Sunni Muslims, although Shiites are welcome and constitute a small percentage of the congregation, according to Imam Khan. There is no official membership roll, he said, so it is hard to estimate the size of the congregation. (Because many are here illegally? Terrorist cells don't normally keep membership rolls.)

The worship community represents 26 different countries and includes a small number of converts. Imam Khan is a Pakistani who holds master's degrees in Arabic and Islamic studies. He has a full-time association with the mosque. (I'll notify Homeland Security.)

Atonement Father James J. Gardiner, director of the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center, organized the visits, which came out of a December 2006 event at the center. "At our Advent vespers, we invited people from different traditions to speak. We had Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Christian Missionary Alliance and Muslim speakers," he said. "At the time, Umar H. Ahmad was the president of the Mid-Hudson Islamic Association, which worships at Masjid Al-Noor. (The Orthodox, I can see... the rest? Who the hell cares? And that's some shepherd they have there. I reiterate... what the hell do we have to learn from those who deny 2/3's of The Holy Trinity, and in the case of the Protestants, those who deny some, if not most, of The Sacraments?)

"Dr. Ahmad spoke 'In Praise of Mary' and at the end of his talk he invited the participants to visit his mosque, attend services and enjoy fellowship with the imam and other members of the congregation," the priest said. So two visits were scheduled in July. (OH! But they mentioned Mary.... that makes everything okee-dokee now!)

Imam Khan expressed interest in making a reciprocal visit to Graymoor. "Quran tells us that how you deal with your neighbors is very important," he said.
(Yeah... we learned that on September 11th.)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Larsterkhan Nails It!
Swing by and say hi to Lars!

In the post below, Larsterkhan sent the following comment;

This also reminds me of how in many places we are asked to pray for peace. Peace is in general a good thing. But there are things worse. So instead of praying for peace, I pray for victory. Which to my way of seeing things will bring peace.

That got me thinking... look at these two paintings;

Our Lady of Peace

Our Lady of Victory
Notice these aren't two different individuals holding The Christ Child. That's right... it's the very same Blessed Virgin Mary.

Peace and victory... victory and peace. They aren't contradictory, they're complimentary.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Kumbayah Meets The Marines Hymn
Faith without works is dead ~ Douay-Rheims Bible, James 2:20

I saw this bit of sappy sentimentality as I was driving to work this morning --

Yeah... riiiiiiight. That's it. We should have sang the Japanese to death while they were attacking Pearl Harbor. Silly me.

So I think it's time for me to hunt one of these down and slap it to the back of my car --

After all, The Lord helps those who help themselves.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Sometimes It Just Doesn't Pay To Be a Suicidal Jihaadist
"Of all the places we had to get pulled over... OF ALL PLACES!!!"

Remember a couple of days ago when those two Arabs got popped by local law enforcement for having a trunk full of explosives?

Of all places for these two bone-heads to get nailed... Goose Creek, South Carolina. Home of the Naval Weapons Station (I use to be stationed there), and also home to one of the largest brigs in the Navy. Which also happens to house some rather nasty enemy combatants.

But anyhow... now these two eejits are facing 2-15 years in The Big House. In South Carolina.

Confederate flag wavin', rednecky, a gun rack in every pick-up, Red State to the Nth degree, "you ain't from around here, are ya boy?", South Carolina. The very same South Carolina that considers yo honah, that boy just NEEDED killin' as a legitimate legal defense.

You get the feeling those two should have just stayed in bed that day? I forsee a rather miserable next few years for these two knuckle-heads.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Alleged Glasgow Airport Bomber Allegedly Dies From Alleged Burns Over 90% Of His Alleged Body
Allegedly...

ALLEGED WARNING! This is an official alleged Harsh Language Alert!

CBS News (otherwise known as Communist Bull Shit, and the Clinton Broadcast System) has reported that Kafeel Ahmed Sheik Yerbootie Ratatattootie Barbecuie, or whatever the hell his name is, will now be spending the rest of eternity the same way he spent the past few weeks of his miserable life. Roasted to perfection.

Or as the CBS puts it;

Glasgow Terror Suspect Dies From Burns
Kafeel Ahmed Was Severely Burned After Allegedly Crashing A Jeep Into Glasgow Airport

(AP) A man critically burned after allegedly crashing an explosive-laden Jeep into Glasgow Airport died of his injuries Thursday, Strathclyde Police said. Kafeel Ahmed, 27, had been in the hospital for a month with burns from the alleged attack on June 30, which followed a day after two failed car bombings in London.
(Click Here for rest of article)

I find it odd that CBS failed to mention the scores, if not hundreds, of innocent people were targeted for a particularly tortuous murder at the Glasgow airport. There's nothing "alleged" about any of that.

This scumbag's final function in life was to cook to death as many innocent people as he possibly could. If he was able to kill hundreds and bring sorrow and anguish to thousands, the happier it made him. This sorry bastard got what he deserves. Don't expect any alligator tears from me.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

What's The Difference Between A Whacked-Out Uber-Liberal American Politician Who Thinks He's A Scientist, And A Whacked-Out Uber-Liberal British Politician Who Thinks He's A Scientist?
A couple thousand miles worth of Atlantic

Like everyone else, I'm trying my damnedest to lessen my carbon footprint. I no longer use carbon paper. I sold off all my stock in diamond mines. Caveman Laboratories now just guesstimate the age of ancient artifacts... what more can I do?

Alas, now I find out that just walking to the store is worse for the environment than if I were to drive a car. Huh? I is confuzed.

Britain's answer to Al "Sure It's Hot... It's Called 'Summer'" Gore, a certain Mr. Chris Goodall, Green Party candidate (of course) for Parliament from Upper Dip-Shit Upon Tyne, Recently enlightened the rest of us uneducated slobs that... well, the headline says it best:

Walking to the shops ‘damages planet more than going by car’

Here's a wee bit of the article;

Walking does more than driving to cause global warming, a leading environmentalist has calculated. Food production is now so energy-intensive that more carbon is emitted providing a person with enough calories to walk to the shops than a car would emit over the same distance. The climate could benefit if people avoided exercise, ate less and became couch potatoes. Provided, of course, they remembered to switch off the TV rather than leaving it on standby.

The sums were done by Chris Goodall, campaigning author of How to Live a Low-Carbon Life, based on the greenhouse gases created by intensive beef production. “Driving a typical UK car for 3 miles [4.8km] adds about 0.9 kg [2lb] of CO2 to the atmosphere,” he said, a calculation based on the Government’s official fuel emission figures. “If you walked instead, it would use about 180 calories. You’d need about 100g of beef to replace those calories, resulting in 3.6kg of emissions, or four times as much as driving.

“The troubling fact is that taking a lot of exercise and then eating a bit more food is not good for the global atmosphere. Eating less and driving to save energy would be better.”

I reiterate - Huh? I thought that driving my mean ole automobile was one of the Cardinal Sins perpetrated against Ghia, or Mother Earth, Sacred Planet... or whatever the hell I'm suppose to refer to the world as. But wait... there's more.

What if, instead of beef, the walker drank a glass of milk? The average person would need to drink 420ml – three quarters of a pint – to recover the calories used in the walk. Modern dairy farming emits the equivalent of 1.2kg of CO2 to produce the milk, still more pollution than the car journey.

Cattle farming is notorious for its perceived damage to the environment, based on what scientists politely call “methane production” from cows. The gas, released during the digestive process, is 21 times more harmful than CO2 . Organic beef is the most damaging because organic cattle emit more methane.

I KNEW IT! We've all been Al Gored by evil farting cows, and didn't even know it. I say kill 'em all before they get a chance to fart again.

Where Will They Go When Their Favorite Whipping-Boy Is Vindicated?
Time for some common sense (and good old-fashioned honesty) to be exercised

Many of you have sent comments stating as much as "you know, Caveman... what you said is really making me think. I'm starting to believe that you're right". Others have sent comments basically telling me that I'm the scum of the earth.

What was the topic that's caused such controversy? It's when I stated that without Archbishop Lefevbre, the Traditional Latin Mass would have been smothered to death decades ago.

Just to be crystal clear, I don't attend Mass as celebrated by the SSPX, I attend a Diocesan Mass. But I absolutely have to be open and honest. For those of us who are eagerly awaiting the implementation of The Holy Father's recent Motu Proprio on the TLM, we're all honor bound to be grateful to Abp Lefevbre.

After all, gang... if it weren't for him, there would have never been an Ecclesia Dei Commission. No Ecclesia Dei Commission, no Motu Proprio. No Motu Proprio, no freeing of the Traditional Latin Mass.

But here's the main idea I want to convey -- the number of Faithful who have been considered "excommunicated" has been whittled down from 1,000,000 total, to just 4 individuals.

At first, it was anyone and everyone who was connected with the SSPX, but Msgr. Perl of the Ecclesia Dei Commission cleared that up years ago when he stated that the priests and laity weren't in a state of excommunication.

"The faithful who attend the Masses of the aforesaid Fraternity are not excommunicates, and the priests who celebrate them are not, either -- they are, in fact, suspended."

And more recently, Cardinal Castrillón stated on February 8, 2007 that "The priests and faithful of the Society have not been excommunicated. They are not heretics." Sheesh... does it get any clearer?

Now here's my big question.... who are the "I Hate The SSPX!" crowd going to screech against when the inevitable happens concerning the Society (who also happen to be their favorite whipping boy)?

Does anyone honestly believe that these folks won't be absolutely seething inside when the day comes that they have to refer to an SSPX priest as "Father" or an SSPX bishop as "Your Excellency"?

Friday, August 03, 2007

Ahhh... So THAT'S Why Women Can't Be Priests!
*slapping hand on forehead*

Yeah, I pretty much went off like a firecracker concerning the WomenPriests nonsense in San Diego. But hey, we should all get at least a little fired-up when out-and-out stupidity like that rears it's ugly head.

And of course, that got me thinking as to why women can't be priests. And besides the rock solid reasons that The Church has given to us since the days that Christ walked the earth... but one a little more present day.

Here's what I'm gettin' at; if women could be priests, why couldn't I be a nun? And no... I don't mean a Religious Brother.... I mean a NUN? You know, wear a habit, live in a convent, be called Sister Caveperson, be the Director of Religious Uneducation at Sts. Fidel and Che Catholic Community of Berkeley, California, etc.

Admit it... wouldn't it be groovy to have this teaching your kids their catechism?

Thursday, August 02, 2007

What's That High-Speed Whirring Sound?
Ummm... that would be St. Thomas More spinning at 100,000 rpm's in his grave

WARNING! Harsh language alert!!!

The Chicks With Pyx bunch is another step closer to being legitimized... by none other than the St. Thomas More Society of San Diego. Shameful. Or to put it in vintage Cavemanese - this is pure and unadulterated bullshit.

As you can read below, The St. Thomas More Society is inviting a certain Jane Via of the openly schismatic and heretical group that calls itself WomanPriests. To be honest, when I first heard about this, my initial impression was that this little get together was to be some sort of debate forum, and I thought to myself "The St. Thomas More Society'll clean her clock". Boy, was I wrong.

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Now that you've read it, are you puking or just uber-pissed?

There's no debate or anything even close to even a discussion with this dame. The STMS of SD is doing everything in it's power to legitimize this bunch or worn-out 60's reject Poncho Ladies. The STMS even went as far as to call her "a priest".

Who's next guys? Dignity.. Call To Action... The Hemlock Society... the North American Man-Boy Love Association? And yes, I've posted about this stealth priestess in the past.

But the icing on this veritable shitcake being served up by the STMS, is from their own reference to their mission statement;

#3. To apply and promote Catholic principles and tradition to modern problems

"Apply and promote Catholic principles", my ass. What say you bunch of frigging hypocrites cut through the bullshit and change you mission statement to something that at least is honest.

Might I suggest "apply, promote, and foster everything anti-Catholic while we jerk-off everyone within our blast radius into believing that we really are 'Catholic' although we, in all actuality, despise anything even remotely resembling real Catholicism."

And while I'm at it... where the hell is their chaplain, Msgr. Mark Campbell, is in all of this little slice of ecclesiastical mental masturbation? Hell, he's ONLY the former Judicial Vicar (AKA; the top Church lawyer) for the diocese of SD, so I know he has the bishop's ear whenever he wants. Well, in all fairness, he's probably doing everything he can to assist the civil lawyers dot the I's and cross the T's as they sell-off more church property in the Diocese of San Diego's latest "priest" rapist scandal.

As far as I'm concerned, the St Thomas More Society of San Diego is nothing more than a bunch of theological ambulance chasers.

Sorry asses.

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UPDATE!!

Looks as if some sanity has been exercised at the San Diego chapter of the St. Thomas More Society. The Poncho Lady's been dis-invited. Click here for the entire article.

Here's some of the article from The California Catholic;

Just days before her scheduled appearance before the St. Thomas More Society of San Diego, the group’s board of directors has voted to disinvite “womanpriest” Jane Via.

At a hastily called special meeting on July 30, the society’s board of directors voted to cancel Via’s speaking engagement. She was scheduled to speak today.

Sources on the board told California Catholic Daily that some members had threatened to resign from the society if Via’s speech went forward. They said that the invitation was taken on the initiative of one member of the group, without authorization from the board or the knowledge of other members of the society.


The decision marks the second time Via has been invited, then uninvited, by the St. Thomas More Society of San Diego.

One thing I will say... I find it somewhat disconcerting that one lone member has the authority to invite this broad, lock-on a conference room at the posh Westgate Hotel, ensure that catering is all taken care of, send out invites, etc, etc... and no one else even had a clue as to what was going on?

I ain't buyin' it. Do the initials "CYA" mean anything to you? Oh, and does anyone else find it somewhat odd that this is the SECOND time she's been invited? I'm not the only one who sees this... am I?