Sunday, May 31, 2009
Never underestimate the enemy
I've been reading quite a bit lately that The Zero is doing everything possible to ingratiate himself to American Catholics.
Everything from his personal Kumbayah moment at Notre Damned, to his appointment of every pro-abortion and/or Marxist "Catholic" he can find, he's making a splash at least with the press. But that shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.
Anyhow, I've seen more than a few references to him courting the "culturally conservative" Latino demographic. Based on WHAT!? A last name like Sotomayor or Diaz? Does the MSM honestly think that simply because someone with a Spanish surname has been made a political appointee, that will ensure Latinos embrace his 'leadership'?
What the hell... why not. We Catholics in America haven't had a whole helluva lot of leadership from our intrepid shepherds for decades. Obama's striking the red-hot iron of Catholic apathy at precisly the right moment.
That says a lot about the masculinity of the USCCB, when the closest thing we have to another Archbishop Fulton Sheen is a 86-year old nun from Irondale, Alabama.
Get 'em, Dr. Chavis!
To be honest, I initially thought this was a parody from The Onion. Turns out to be (thank God) true. Here's their "Common Sense" link on their website;
by Dr. Ben Chavis
1. The school facility is open daily from 8:30am until 4:00pm, except Saturdays, Sundays, and all holidays known to mankind.
2. The staff of AIPCS does not preach or subscribe to the demagoguery of tolerance.
Anyone who does not follow our rules will be sent packing with their rags and bags!
3. Squawkers, multicultural specialists, self-esteem experts, panhandlers, drug dealers, and those snapping turtles who refuse to put forth their best effort will be booted out.
4. Boot-licking or self-promoting is not allowed by any politician who enters our classrooms. Politicians should beware: teachers are on duty!
5. We do not believe standardized tests discriminate against students because of their color. Could it be many of them have not been adequately prepared to take those tests?
6. The staff does not allow students to wear hats, gold chains, or ear-bobs in the building. Adults are not allowed to use cell phones, beepers, and other gadgets in our school.
7. Dr. Chavis does provide psychological evaluations to quacks and Kultur specialists on a sliding scale. See him immediately for such rates.
8. All solicitors should note the nearest exit upon entering this institution of learning. We view such alley cats with a fishy eye.
9. No more than one psychologist or school administrator is allowed in our school at a time. This rule is part of our commitment to high academic standards.
10. Photographs of the Director of Staff are on sale at the front office. Payment must be made in advance. CASH ONLY! The photographs will be sent to you by pony express.
11. The staff of AIPCS is of the first rank. We request that you do not flirt with them. They will accept your cash donations!
12. Visitors are welcome daily. Due to the time it takes to re-educate university visitors, we are limiting their number to a maximum of four individuals a week.
13. It will be difficult for our staff to meet with those educational experts who "know it all." We are willing to meet with such tomcats on Halloween night.
14. How does anyone convince a Billy Goat or taxpayer that school administrators possess above average intelligence? How will we address this educational dilemma?
15. Our staff does not subscribe to the back swamp logic of minority students as victims. We will plow through such cornfield philosophy with common sense and hard work!
16. If you wish to share any suggestions regarding this page, our common sense
committee accepts suggestions from 8:30am to 8:31am each holiday.
Amateur night at the White House
Remember last year when I pointed out that one of The Zero's aide's said “Winnie the Pooh seems to me to be a fundamental text on national security”?
And let's not forget that he's stated that his uncle was part of the American brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz.
Ummm... it was the Russian Army that liberated Auschwitz, not the Americans. At that moment in time, the Yanks were slugging it out in the Battle of the Bulge, literally hundreds and hundreds of miles from Auschwitz.
Anyhow, I can't remember where, but I recall reading not all that long ago, two theories concerning General Spanky and our Armed Forces.
2. If and when the Israelis launch an airstrike against Iran, don't be surprised if it's the United States Armed Forces in the Persian Gulf and Iraq that's ordered to shoot them down. Let's not forget who it was that The South-Side Stooge just bowed to and kissed the hand of.
Well, America... You wanted Junior to have his finger on the button and play General? This is what you get.
Helmet tip to my goomba-ette Helen
Here's the article from GetReligion.org;
… The pope and the president just live in it.
Yesterday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport, Brenda Lee presented herself as a journalist, a Catholic priestess, and a California citizen so concerned about gay marriage that she wanted to give a letter to President Obama. In blurring those identities — in behaving as an activist while standing amid journalists — she managed to get herself hauled away in full-throttle civil disobedience mode.
The best reporting of this harmonic convergence of strange came from two reporters pursuing local angles.
Jon Cassidy of The Orange County Register addressed the question of Lee’s claim to Catholic priesthood:
Father Paul Gins of St. Juliana’s said that Lee is a member of the parish and a “well-meaning person,” but that “she does not represent the church. We do not recognize women priests, and haven’t for 2,000 years.”
Lee said that her duties as a minister involve consecrating the host, and ministering to the disabled and elderly in convalescent homes.
“‘This could’ve been much worse,’” she said the officer told her. “We could have cuffed you, put you in a black-and-white, and held you for 72 hours.’”
Lee — whose sister worked in a mental hospital, she said — understood the reference to the holding period for mental illness cases.
As she tearfully recounted this afternoon, she had one thing to tell the officer: “Are you trying to imply that there’s something mentally wrong with me?”
“She writes a lot of religious things and gives opinions on things from abortion to gay marriage,” Dennard said.
“She’s a very good person,” Dennard said. “She has very strong views on some moral issues. And I had talked to her, and she said she wanted to try to interview the president of the United States. I said, ‘if you can do it, fine.’”
Mikulan ruined his post, however, with this stunningly ignorant speculation about Lee’s future among what he calls faith-based conservatives: “It will be interesting to see if and how Rev. Lee writes about her own recent experience on the LAX tarmac — and if she becomes a Joe the Plumber for faith-based conservatives.”
If you have to ask, you’ll never understand.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
So, Simplex Vir is not a baseball fan...My initial impulse after reading his entry was to pick up my club and ask him to step outside the cave, but since we live in the era of appeasement, I decided to come up with a few 'innovations' to help him enjoy America's Pastime a wee bit more...Let's think Rollerball meets Baseball. I mean, CHANGE is good, right? Or...maybe we can call it Vatican II meets baseball...
Here we go...
4. Abolish all interference rules
You're caught in a rundown and you want to stay in it long enough for the runner behind you to advance a base? They heck with this 'Pickle' crap, you can flatten the guy with the ball now!
5. Base runners get to carry their bats on the bases
This will make rule number 4 even more interesting!
6. Home Run Rule
You hit a HR? That's nice, you and your bat still have to get by the catcher and his dog. Base coaches with your sling shots might want to help out here.
7. No extra innings
Tie games are handled Battle Royal style, Manager and 5 players of his choosing face opposing team manager and his 5 picks to settle things at home plate. Once again, bats are welcome.
As a baseball purist, I am obviously writing this all in jest. But heck, I think I just might pitch this to Spike TV. I think I might have something!
Fairies, start your engines
Of course, a harsh language alert.
Here's some of the article from WND.com; (Emphasis mine)
Homosexual group founder handed federal Education Department post
The founder of the homosexual activist group GLSEN, which promotes homosexual clubs in high schools, middle schools and grade schools and is the driving force behind the annual "Day of Silence" celebration of homosexuality in many districts, has been handed a federal appointment where he will be responsible for overseeing "safety" in the nation's public schools.
Linda Harvey of Mission America, which educates people on anti-Christian trends in the nation, said it is nothing more than a "tragedy" for an open homosexual who has "had an enormously detrimental impact on the climate in our schools" to be in such a position.
The appointment of Kevin Jennings was posted – with little fanfare – on a government list of federal jobs recently. He was named by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to be the Assistant Deputy Secretary in the Office of Safe Schools.
He previous worked to raise money for the presidential campaign for President Obama.
"In his own writings and books listed on the GLSEN [Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network] Website, I've reported, Kevin Jennings has given tacit nods of approval to sex between young teens and adults," Harvey told WND. "In addition to that, the writings and books, many of which I've read and are incredibly graphic, seem to normalize early teen same-sex sexual behaviors."
TH2 slaps another tater outta the park
I have trouble coloring inside the lines. How does The Heresy Hunter do it? I'll bet it's really his buddy, Mr. Scampers, that knows all that artsy-fartsy stuff.
Yet another uproariously funny post.
I suggest he look in the mirror
Chief phony-baloney down in Miami, Archbishop John C. Favalora, just gave his statement on the 'Father Al' situation.
Oh yeah, lots of talk about Cutié no longer having the authority preaching or teaching on Catholic faith and morals. OK... I guess that means we can count on Favalora to properly preach and teach Catholic faith and morals, right? It would seem so.
But then we have Favalora bringing up a four different times, living a celibate life and being chaste. Wow - Mr. Morally Upright if I ever saw him.
Ahhh, but then he really steps in it. This guy's got the balls to actually say "In our times so pre-occupied with sex..."
This is the same guy who just three short months ago, authorized the "Miami Gay Men's Chorus" to perform at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church in Miami Beach.
Think this was a one time shot? Guess again. In May of 2008, Holy Cross Hospital (in Fort Lauderdale) co-sponsored a senior-citizens talent show with the Miami Gay Men's Chorus.
OK... two lapses in judgment. Happens to the best of us, right? Well, strike three for the Archdiocese of Miami under the 'leadership' of Favalora. Two of the Archdiocese's parishes, Saint Anthony and Saint Maurice, are listed as "Gay-Friendly" in a directory published by the Conference of Catholic Lesbians.
This is where it ends, right? Hell no. Just this past Monday, February 24, Saint Thomas University's School of Theology Ministry featured a guest-lecture by "ecospiritualist" Sr. Miriam Therese MacGillis, a Dominican nun who promotes goddess-worship. In 2007, LifeSiteNews reported Barry University's granting a theology award to another notorious goddess-worshipping feminist Dominican nun, Sr. Elizabeth Johnson. Both universities are also categorized as "Gay-Friendly" by the CCL.
(Source for above is LifeSiteNews.com)
I'm getting the distinct impression that the only thing Favalora is pissed about, is that Cutié was screwing a woman.
Sure to fail
If you're easily offended, I suggest you pass on this posting.
24. I'm sine squared theta; you're cosine squared theta. Together we are one.
23. You look like Carmen Electra's deformed, burned, dismembered sister.
22. You don't sweat much for a fat chick.
21. Hey, does this rag smell like chloroform to you?
20. If you were a woman, I'd so have sex with you.
19. I've got a knife - get your coat.
18. You're ugly, but you intrigue me.
17. You had me at 'get the hell away from me nerd, before my boyfriend comes over here and beats the shit out of you'.
16. If you were a booger, I'd pick you first.
15. I am a magical being... take off all your clothes.
14. So, you're a girl huh?
13. Hi, I have my own place... well, my own room... in my parents basement...
12. Stand back, I'm a doctor. You go get an ambulance, I'll loosen her clothes.
11. There's this movie I wanted to see and my mom said I couldn't go by myself.....
10. Don't worry about all my missing teeth. It just means that there is more room for your tongue.
9. You're hot, I'm ugly. Lets make average babies.
8. So....How am I doin'?
7. I can tell by the way you're ignoring me that you really want me...
6. Hi, I'm a necrophiliac, how good are you at playing dead?
5. So, do you like fat guys with no money?
4. I may not be the best looking person here, but I’m the only one talking to you.
3. Excuse me, miss? Hi, I'm doing a scavenger hunt for my fraternity rush, and one of the things on my list is... ummmm... a weird chick.
2. You know, if I hacked your arms off, you'd look just like the Venus de Milo.
And the #1 pick-up line of all time ----
1. Hi. You'll do.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Helmet tip to Rhonda over at West Texas Catholic
1. I voted Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I've decided to marry my horse.
2. I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.
3. I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
4. I voted Democrat because freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.
5. I voted Democrat because when we pull out of Iraq, I trust that the bad guys will stop what they're doing because they now think we're good people.
6. I voted Democrat because I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.
7. I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can't tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don't start driving a Prius.
8. I voted Democrat because I'm not concerned about the slaughter of millions of babies so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.
9. I voted Democrat because I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as THEY see fit.
10. I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.
What's that say? "Padre Alberto"?
An interesting quote from the Miami Herald (Emphasis mine);
Anyhow, In respect to Cutié abandoning Catholicism quicker than James Tiberius Kirk could jump to lightspeed, he reminds me of Bill Clinton.
That's right... Bubba Clinton. The serial adulterer who never paid much attention to his wedding vows, what made anyone even imagine he actually believed his vow to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States?
And to the good folks over that The League of Extraordinarily Whiny Ex-Catholics (oops, I mean Episcopalians), I know you folks play pretty fast and loose with those inconvenient things better known as doctrine and discipline, but allow me to remind you that Cutié blew off his own vows once when they didn't suit him.
What makes you think he won't snake bite you too?
As he hauls ass with lightning speed
Three weeks ago, Father "Al" was caught playing patty-fingers in the Holy Water. OK... I'm not condoning or approving of it, but I understand that this sort of thing sometimes happens. He's a man who succumbed to a temptation that certainly is normal. What I find abnormal is just how quickly he dumped The Church.
I personally know a man who was an active priest, who (unfortunately) broke his vows. Like I said... that's one thing. But at least that man never left The Church.
On the other hand, Father "Al" couldn't jump ship fast enough. I can't help but wonder how strongly he actually believed in little things --- like The Real Presence of the Sacrament of Confession.
Here's some of the article from the New York Times;
MIAMI (AP) -- A popular Miami priest and media personality known as ''Father Oprah'' has left the Catholic Church and joined the Episcopal Church after he was photographed cavorting on the beach with his girlfriend.
The Rev. Alberto Cutie (KOO'-tee-ay) was removed from his Miami Beach church after photos of him kissing and embracing a woman appeared in the pages of a Spanish-language magazine earlier this month.
He was received into Episcopal Church in a ceremony Thursday at Trinity Cathedral. He must complete other requirements before serving as an Episcopal priest.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
And the sheeple in the pews ohh and ahh
When The Zero spoke at Notre Damned, he made a move to become the leader of the American Catholic Church. And why not? Most of the USCCB are gutless cowards. Neeed I remind anyone that inly one fifth of our alleged shepherds even bothered to voice a dissenting opinion?
Anyhow, The South-Side Stooge has put forth one Dr. Miguel Díaz (an Obama contributor) to be the U.S. Ambassador to The Holy See. And how the sheeple will piss themselves at such an enlightened and wise choice.
But before everyone needs a change of Depends, allow me to have the bad manners to point out that Díaz is also the theological consultant for an abomination called Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good.
Here's some of their stances, with my comments.
The Dignity of the Human Person. Every human life – whether young or old, guilty or innocent, born or unborn – is both precious and sacred. That is unless your Obamassiah is in favor of letting children that have survived the abortion procedure die. Then they look the other way and smile, then mumble some bullshit about "the dignity of the human person".
The Common Good and Community. The best way to fulfill one's obligations of justice and love is to contribute to the common good according to one's means and the needs of others. Ahhh... "the needs of others". The phrase that's the polished turd of Socialist apologists everywhere.
The Common Good and Community - Human beings can only reach their full individual potential if they work to promote and protect the good of society as a whole. Doesn't salvation factor into the equation somewhere? Oops, silly me... you clowns expect Heaven on earth to happen. Guess what -- it ain't.
The Preferential Option for the Poor - The only way to foster the common good is to work together to radically improve the situation of society's poor and most vulnerable members. "Radically"? Like the old saying goes: work hard, millions on welfare are depending on you.
Rights and Responsibilities - Only by achieving these [basic elements ] and implementing them on a collective scale... Huh? A "collective scale". Sounds like another of Uncle Joe's Five Year Plans.
Role of Government and Subsidiarity - Government functions should be performed at the lowest level possible, as long as they can be performed adequately. Otherwise known as "The Nanny State".
Economic Justice - No person should amass excessive wealth when others lack the basic necessities of life. Says who? Who gave you the right to extort money from anyone who has fairly earned it? By the way "Catholics In Alliance" made no distinction between anyone who has lied, cheated and stole to amass wealth, and someone who gained such through hard work, fair play and Christian morality. I get the distinct impression that "Catholics In Alliance" look upon all the rich as evil.
Stewardship of God's Creation - Catholic tradition insists that we show respect for the Creator through our stewardship of creation, a stewardship that makes sure that we preserve our forests, maintain clean water sources, preserve species in the wild and maintain their natural habitats. Catholic tradition also insists that the human being comes before Snail Darters and Woodsy the Freakin' Owl. Human beings should not have to go hungry or jobless to protect some shit-eating fly on the Endangered Species List.
Promotion of Peace and Disarmament - The challenge of peace calls us to oppose war, nuclear conflict, weapons of mass destruction, and the arms race. If it weren't for nuclear weaponry, all you douche bags would be speaking Russian, living in a gulag and mining salt 20 hours a day until you died. Thank God for nukes. (That should send liberals into a complete tizzy.)
Global Solidarity and Development - We also have a commitment to work towards a just, even and fair development of our world, where no one society is exalted materially above the rest, and no other society is left, quite literally, in the dust. Development must respect the rights of all nations and their people, always promoting the moral, cultural and spiritual dimensions of each person. Silly Reagan. What he should have said was "Mr. Gorbachev, can I give you some money to strengthen that wall?"
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Keep The Faith
Gotta love a closer with an ERA hovering around 0.50. I don't care how overweight he is. And you have to admit, Heath Bell sure does have a good sense of humor. Below is one of his favorite t-shirts.
Kind of reminds me of the quote from former Padre (and the rather hefty) John Kruk, after being chided for 'being out of shape';
Helmet tip to Karen over at Some Have Hats
NEW YORK, May 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A recent string of "star struck teenage" articles praising US President Barack Obama by the Vatican daily newspaper is scandalizing Catholics around the world, according to a prominent American conservative commentator. Michael Novak, a US Catholic writer, philosopher and diplomat, wrote on the website of the National Review magazine today that the editors of L'Osservatore Romano have failed to grasp either "the full threat Obama poses for the American Catholic conscience" or the "immense scandal" they are causing the Church by praising him.
Novak, regarded by many as a "moderate conservative," wrote in an editorial titled "All the Confusion Fit to Print," that "L' Osservatore Romano seems not to grasp the fundamental realities of abortion politics in America."
In the last month, the Vatican's daily newspaper, largely in its Italian daily edition, has produced a set of articles about President Obama that have downplayed his pro-abortion and anti-family policies, ignored his 100 per cent pro-abortion voting record and reported with little criticism his appearance at Notre Dame University.
In its reportage of Obama's appearance at Notre Dame University last weekend, Novak identified five "crucial facts" of which Vian's newspaper, "like a blind observer of faraway events," seems "completely ignorant."
Novak said that the paper ignored the fact that the US bishops had issued a public declaration that no politicians who oppose "fundamental moral principles" were to be honoured by any Catholic institution in the US. It has also failed to distinguish between the 40 percent of practising US Catholics who support the Church's teaching on abortion, and the US Church's barely practising members who support legal abortion. This failure to distinguish, Novak said, put L'Osservatore Romano into the same ranks as the mainstream liberal secular press.
Novak concludes by asking, "Why on earth, then, does L'Osservatore Romano side with the abortionists, and against the besieged, struggling minority of churchgoing Catholics who find abortion abhorrent, and an intrinsic and unrationalizable evil?"
He laments, "We ask Rome for bread, and L'Osservatore Romano gives us stones."
Pope John Paul II made it exceedingly clear -- justice for someone who protected kiddie-rapists is trumped by protecting a member of the Good Ol' Boy Network.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The Sedevacantists cannot be right because Our Lord said that He would be with His Church to the end of time and the Church has defined the perpetuity of the Papacy.
Now there are sede vacante periods between every Papacy. However the Sedevacantists claim there has been no Pope since Pius XII (50 years) and that Popes John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II and Benedict XVI are all anti-popes. Therefore, presuming there was to be a Conclave to elect a new Pope, there are not even any Cardinals left from the time of Pius XII to elect one. For most people the idea is preposterous but, for many traditionalists, myself included, when you have seen the scandals, when the soul aches and nothing seems to make any sense, Sedevacantism seems the best solution to the crisis in the Church. But, having had the experience, in my opinion, the only salvageable aspect of Sedevacantism it that it may help you to make a clear choice in favour of whole heartedly accepting Pope Benedict XVI as the true Pope of the Catholic Church.
The SSPX solution of both accepting the Pope and rejecting obedience to him imprisons souls in a mental limbo whereby they continually recognise the Pope in name but never obey him in fact. This solution is dangerous for the soul and mind. At least Sedevacantism does not mix yes and no together.
Sedevacantism is clean thinking, logical. With logic and mathematical precision applied to past Papal Bulls, Definitions or Encyclicals the Sedevacantists make their case. But Catholicism is more than a computation of logic and mathematics applied to theology after the fashion of the Rabbis of the Talmud.
My conclusion is that the Catholic Church is NOT the Sedevacantist Diaspora. My conclusion is based on Faith in Jesus Christ who through His Church has defined that the Papacy would be continual. I do not accept that for 50 years there could be no Pope. But my conclusion can be doubted by Sedevacantists because it may be argued that the Church has not defined that there could not be a sede vacante period for 50 years. And, Our Lord has said that, when he comes, will He find Faith on the Earth?
Therefore I support my conclusion that the Catholic Church is not the Sedevacantist Diaspora by noting that the Church of Pope Benedict XVI has the Church’s Mark of Holiness and that the Sedevacantist Diaspora does not.
Sedevacantism shows itself to be only human, and not at all the Church, since the Mark of Holiness is absent. This is particularly evident in the absence of charity and the presence of unholy-bitterness that for many has been an identifying Mark of Sedevacantism. I conclude that this unholy bitterness is God's providential sign that Sedevacantism is NOT the continuation of the True Church of Jesus Christ.
Whereas, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ ruled by Pope Benedict XVI there is a superabundance of charity, holiness, forgiveness and generous long-suffering. Be careful. For traditionalists this has often been obscured. Traditionalists do not look to the Church to find its Mark of Holiness. Generally they look to the Church to point out only the liturgical abuses, vile clerical impurity, scandals and distortions of doctrine.
But this is a distraction and is not to the point. Our Lord described the Church as the field in which wheat and cockle will grow together until the Day of Judgment. There has always been, and always will be, the presence of the cockle that, finally, will be tied into bundles to burn. That there is a lot or a little cockle in the field of the Church is not the point. The point is: there is wheat.
The Mark of Holiness is still clearly present in the Church ruled by Pope Benedict XVI and it can be verified by all who would go to investigate it.
In the Holy Church ruled by Pope Benedict XVI there are still HOLY CONFESSORS ( for one example, the imprisoned faithful, priests and bishops in China). Sedevacantism has no Holy Confessors.
There are still HOLY MARTYRS (for one example, in 1996 the seven Cistercians monks of Algeria). Sedevacantism has none of these either.
There are holy bishops, priests, laity, religious and virgins: until recently there was the presence of Sister Lucy of Fatima, obedient daughter of the Popes, with whom Sedevacantism has nobody to compare.
Even in Her present trials and terrible crisis the Church ruled by Benedict XVI has Her Marks of UNITY, HOLINESS, CATHOLICITY and APOSTOLICITY.
The Sedevacantist Diaspora is schismatic and sterile.
There is no reasonable doubt that the True Church of Jesus Christ is that One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic body ruled by Pope Benedict XVI to whom, for salvation, all men must be subject.
-Fr. Michael Mary, Transalpine Redemptorists
Labels: The See of Peter
You knew this was just a matter of time
The likes of Mahony, Weakland and Gumbleton are in schism anyways, so we might as make it official.
Heaven - We're already there. It's called The Obama Administration.
Purgatory - An invention by the Papists during the Middle Ages to scare people and make money.
Hell - Eternal separation from God. No pain, no gnashing of teeth... more like an eternal waiting line at the DMV. But we're pretty sure this is just another Papist invention to scare people.
Hierarchy - Arks that are really high.
Confession - What Dick Cheney needs to do.
The Seven Deadly Sins - Self sacrifice, personal accountability, smoking, reading Chesterton, questioning The One, open heterosexuality, Capitalism.
Fruits of the Holy Ghost - Whining, pissing, moaning, living your entire life as the victim.
Community - I, you, we, us, hugs, shaking hands, kisses, luv. Everyone milling around with no one really in charge. Check with the Ministers of Hospitality.
Monotheistic Religions - Moslems and Jews. We worship the same God as them, even though they deny the divinity of Christ and the complete existence of The Holy Ghost. But we worship the same God, and don't let anyone tell you any different.
Intercession - An answer to your prayers. Kind of like God texting you "ROTFLMAO".
SSA - Super Sexy Abbot. Nickname for Rembie Weakland when he was the head-honcho for the Benedictines. Not to be confused with Double Secret Probation.
Priesthood - See Community.
And we wonder why we have problems
According to Luther; "Tolle Missam, tolle Ecclesiam". Translated - "If you take away the Mass, you take away the Church."
Father Joseph Gelineau, S.J , (one of individuals who formulated the New Mass) was quoted in Michael Davies book Pope Paul's New Mass: "The New Mass is a different liturgy. This needs to be said without ambiguity. The Roman Rite, as we knew it, no longer exists. It has been destroyed."
Make of it what you will.
Right into the face of The Church
The headline and first sentence from this article from The South Bend Tribune says it all;
SOUTH BEND — The 2009 Medjugorje National Conference will be held May 29 through 31 at the University of Notre Dame.
The Pope has begun a crackdown on the world’s largest illicit Catholic shrine – by suspending the priest at the centre of claims that the Virgin Mary has appeared more than 40,000 times.
Benedict XVI has authorised ‘severe cautionary and disciplinary measures’ against Father Tomislav Vlasic, the former ‘spiritual director’ to six children who said Our Lady was appearing to them at Medjugorje in Bosnia.
The Franciscan priest has been suspended after he refused to cooperate into claims of scandalous sexual immorality ‘aggravated by mystical motivations’.
Monday, May 25, 2009
And the cancer has spread more than many care to admit
Matt Abbott's article on The Smoke of Satan Incarnate is stunning. Here's some of it. I suggest you read the entire thing... it's a blockbuster.
His most important contributions to AmChurch during his tenure as Archbishop of Milwaukee were in the area of liturgical "reform" as a member of the NCCB Committee on the Liturgy, and ecumenical affairs as Chairman of the NCCB Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. He also served at the Executive Level as a member of the NCCB and USCC Administrative Committees. Weakland was also a member of the controversial Ad Hoc Committee of the Catholic Common Ground Initiative intended to reach a middle ground position on the question — "To Kill or Not to Kill."
Weakland had an acid tongue, especially when it came to condemning Catholic pro-life activists for their lack of "compassion" for mothers with problem pregnancies ignoring the fact that it was pro-lifers, not pro-abortionists, who built a world-wide network of supportive pregnancy centers to help mothers bring their babies to term.
Archbishop Weakland was one of the first supporters of the forays of the Homosexual Collective into the Catholic Church in America. In [Father Enrique] Rueda's The Homosexual Network, published in 1982, Weakland's role in assisting the Collective to advance its agenda in AmChurch is well documented.
As reported by Rueda, Weakland's pro-homosexual position including active support for pro-homosexual legislation is a matter of public record and his contribution to the Homosexual Movement has been acknowledged by all major national homosexual groups including the National Gay Task Force, Dignity and New Ways Ministry.
Weakland's notorious homosexual apologia from his Herald of Hope column, "The Archbishop Shares: Who is Our Neighbor?" that appeared in the Catholic Herald Citizen, the diocesan weekly for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on July 19, 1980, is filled with vintage pro-homosexual Newspeak. Weakland employs pro-homosexualist linguistics throughout the text and defends every tenet of the Homosexual Collective from "homosexuality is inborn and irreversible" to "gay is good."
The archbishop consistently uses the term "gay people" when referring to homosexuals. His essay undermines the Bible's condemnation of sodomy and debunks the idea that homosexuals prey on young boys. The pro-homosexual article appeared the same year that Archbishop Weakland himself engaged in a homosexual affair with a layman.
Archbishop Weakland helped to found and fund the Milwaukee AIDS Project, a 1986 initiative that included condom distribution for "safe" homosex and "alternatives" to sodomy including mutual masturbation, consensual sadomasochist sex play and the use of "sex toys."
Weakland permitted Dignity Masses at St. Pius X Catholic Church, with the rainbow flag draped on the floor for an altar, for more than ten years. He also permitted pro-homosexual religious orders such as the Salvatorians to reside in the diocese.
Cradle-to-grave sex instruction had been implemented in the archdiocese with Weakland's enthusiastic backing. Young children have been sexualized and desacralized by systematic sex indoctrination through such programs as Wm. Brown's New Creation Series and so-called AIDS education that introduces children to the most perverse of all vices seductively packaged and wrapped in a blanket of compassion and tolerance. The pornographic films Father Untener used to desensitize seminarians at St. John's Seminary in Saginaw were used in the Milwaukee Archdiocese from 1978 to 1988 as part of the Sexual Attitudinal Restructuring Program for Catholic adults.
Weakland is known in AmChurch and in Rome as a prelate who speaks his mind.
Unfortunately, it is not a Catholic mind.
He beat the drums for finding a "common ground" for baby-killing and for a homosexual priesthood. He defended the use of the condom as a prophylactic against AIDS. At the same time he opposed legitimate means of national defense, a primary function of government.
However, it is in his handling of clerical sex abuse cases in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee that Archbishop Weakland reveals his true character.
Unfortunately, I don't really expect the powers to be to do anything of substance to this degenerate.
More fun and games at St. Mary's
Helmet tip to the Mig Fighter
At one of our alleged Catholic schools here locally, they had a nice little concert in the church proper (which, by the way, has officially been declared a Shrine). The kiddies all sang a nice little medley from the musical Grease.
Specifically, from the song Summer Nights. Here's some of the lyrics from that particular song. Keep in mind this was sung from the altar itself, with Christ still in the Tabernacle.
Tell me more, tell me more!
Did she put up a fight?
He was sweet, just turned eighteen.
Tell me more, tell me more!
Well, she was good. You know what I mean!
Tell me more, tell me more!
I've posted about the garbage going on at St. Mary's under the 'leadership' of Father Bob. Click here, here and here.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Another sad thought on Memorial Day Week-End
Sorry if I'm acting like Captain Bringdown... but I'm watching my beloved Padres taking on the Little Bears (3-0 Padres, bottom of the 5th), and as per usual, the kids from MCRD (Marine Corps Recruit Depot) San Diego, who will be graduating this week from an almost 3 month long Boot Camp, are at PetCo Park for the ballgame. And my Padres are wearing their world famous camouflage uniforms today.
As the good folks at WGN did a close up on the Recruits while The Marines Hymn was played (a proud moment for yours truly), a quick thought came to mind as I looked at all those baby-faces: every single one of these youngsters volunteered. A year from now, most of those boys will be combat veterans. And some will be dead.
I sure do hope those kids enjoy themselves today.
I just knew there was a conspiracy behind that
Or could this just be a collateral consequence to Obama's contract with his Satanic Majesty?
Gospel of the NewChurch
No hell. No sin. No evil. No temptation. No Satan. No absolutes.
Everyone is going to Heaven. Baptisms don't even mention Original Sin. A handful go to Confession, yet hundreds receive Holy Communion. Ambiguity is the rule of the day.
All you need is luv. Da-da-dada-daaaa... Luv is all you need.
Luis Sergio Solimeo of SperoForum.com couldn't have said it better. Just the article title and sub-title say it all;
Introducing pro-abortion President Obama, Rev. Jenkins of Notre Dame makes no mention of the intrinsic evil of abortion - the head of Notre Dame University instead focused on divisions that make people "demonize each other."
Don't believe me? Think back on the last four sermons you heard. Odd how I don't have this problem at my Traditional Latin Mass.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
That's what The Zero does
According to the Imam-in-Chief;
But along came Guantanamo.
It would seem that The South-Side Stooge believes that those terrorists (we can still call them terrorists, can't we?) in Iraq and Afghanistan who killed our boys, did so because they were so inflamed with hatred of everything American, and it was all brought on just because three of their fellow moslems were waterboarded in a place called Guantanamo Bay.
Keep that in mind this Memorial Day weekend.
Ohhhh, the many circumstances this can be used in.
1. Jack-booted ObaTroops are ready to assault your home (à la Elian Gonzalez) in order to rescue you from yourself.
2. Here comes the boss. Quick, look busy.
3. Jack Bauer's on to you. Be cool. Don't make any sudden moves.
4. You're at work, clandestinely surfing through the USCCB's Ministry of Propaganda website, and you want to covertly alert another Traddie of a heresy-alert. On second thought... don't. People will think your having a seizure.
5. Instead of a knowing glance, this is your parish priest's new way of letting you know he's incorporated one of your blog posts into today's sermon.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Hmmm.... Let's see...
~Anglican Pastor warns, "Gratitude can morph into worship".
~Alien adoring teenage son tells mom, "you know what the 'V's' call it? Spreading HOPE!!!"
~Head alien warns media interviewer, "Just be sure not to ask anything that will paint us in a negative light".
~Head alien in interview, "Embracing CHANGE is never easy, but the reward for doing so is far greater than anything you can imagine".
~Right-Wing Extremist' guy, "they are positioning themselves as the saviors of mankind".
~FBI lady, "They are arming themselves with the most powerful weapon out there...devotion"
Life paralleling art or what?
Saint Michael the Archangel...
Defend Us in Battle!!!
So drops his white blood cell count
Soap operas don't get better than this. But hey, they say every thing's bigger in Texas. To include the homo-drama.
Here's some of the article from The Houston Chronicle;
It was, simply put, the most stunning abdication since King Edward VIII in 1936 gave up the British throne for Wallis Simpson, the twice-divorced American socialite.
Only two weeks after being elected to serve his fourth term, Mayor J.W. Lown of San Angelo submitted his resignation letter Tuesday from an undisclosed location in Mexico.
No, being mayor of San Angelo is not exactly the same as being the King of the United Kingdom and Emperor of India, but the reason for Lown’s abdication is the same as Edward’s.
What made it stunning wasn’t the status of Lown’s office, which pays $600 a year, but the status of his lover.
Lown fell for an illegal Mexican immigrant.
Lown told the San Angelo Standard-Times he had fallen for the man in March, after he had already filed for re-election. The man came to the U.S. five years ago to study at Angelo State University.
It was unclear whether he had a student visa, but if he did it apparently had expired.
Lown told the Standard-Times he chose not to take the oath of office while “aiding and assisting” a person who was illegally in the country.
Featuring one of my favorite hymns ever
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!
Eternal Father, grant, we pray,
To all Marines, both night and day,
The courage, honor, strength, and skill
Their land to serve, thy law fulfill
Be thou the shield forevermore
From every peril to the Corps.
Eternal Father, Lord of hosts,
Watch o’er the men who guard our coasts.
Protect them from the raging seas
And give them light and life and peace.
Grant them from Thy great throne above
The shield and shelter of Thy love.
Warning! Harsh language alert. Wonk, wonk, wonk.
I'm sure by now, we've all heard the latest crock of shit ladled out.
First, those pesky Jesuits at Fordham University didn't even have the decency to give a heads-up to Archbishop Dolan that they were inviting and honoring renown pro-baby killer, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Then, Rembie 'Hush, Hush Sweet Paulie' Weakland has the balls to expect us to buy-off on his weak-assed claim that he didn't know that raping little boys was a criminal act.
In light that not one damn thing will happen to those rambunctious scamps over at Anathema on the Hudson University or to the Milwaukee Fudge Faggot, it's become obvious to me that the "Theology of Steve Martin" has been embraced by our alleged leadership.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Or is this gloating?
Stupid Americans. Here's some of the article from The Canada Free Press; (Emphasis mine)
Pravda, former official voice of the Soviet Union in the days of former President Mikhail Gorbachev, is cheering the Death of America under the leadership of “Marxist” Barack Hussein Obama.
In his Pravda-run piece, blogger Stanislav Mishin gloats in ‘American capitalism gone with a whimper’.
“It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.”
“True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.”
The Russian people were not given the opportunity to roll over and give up their freedoms, because communism was forced upon them.
“Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters,” the column continues.
The “whims of their elites and betters” concerning the American populace includes prominent Russians, like Gorbachev, whose soft landing in the U.S. after the fall of the Soviet Union was bought and paid for by American Liberals.
We are the ones who made this possible. It was our choice. Now we can live with the consequences of our actions.
The woman Defeatocrats love to hate...
Here's the entire article from Human Events; (Emphasis mine);
by Ann Coulter
How about for next year's graduation ceremony Notre Dame have an abortionist perform an abortion live on stage? They could have a partial-birth abortion for the advanced degrees.
According to liberals, the right to kill babies was enshrined by the Founding Fathers in our Constitution -- and other constitutional rights are celebrated in public.
The right to bear arms is honored in 21-gun salutes, turkey shoots, Civil War re-enactments, firearms demonstrations and, occasionally, at Phil Spector's house. The right to petition the government for redress of grievances is celebrated at political rallies, tea parties, marches, protests and whenever Keith Olbermann has a fight with his cat.
The free exercise clause is observed in church services, missionary work, peyote-smoking Indian rituals, and for a few days after every time Bill Clinton gets caught having an extramarital affair.
So instead of inviting a constitutional lawyer to yammer on about this purported constitutional right, why not show it being practiced?
How about a 21-vacuum hose (D&C) salute? Maybe have the Notre Dame marching band form a giant skull-piercing fork? How about having the president throw out the ceremonial first fetus, like on opening day in baseball? I'm just brainstorming here, folks -- none of this is written in stone.
Being such a prestigious institution, Notre Dame could probably get famed partial-birth abortion practitioner George Tiller to do the demonstration at next year's graduation. Obama could help -- inasmuch as Tiller the abortionist is a close friend of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
This is a "constitutional right" like no other.
Even its supporters are embarrassed by the exercise of this right. They won't practice the right in public -- they won't even call abortion by its name, preferring to use a string of constantly changing euphemisms, such as "reproductive health" and "choice."
It would be as if gun owners refused to use the word "gun" and the NRA's motto were, "Let's all work together to keep hunting safe, legal and rare."
Liberals were awestruck by Obama's statesmanlike speech at Notre Dame, but whatever he says about abortion is frothy nonsense because we're not allowed to vote on abortion policy in America. If it's a "constitutional right," we can no more vote on abortion than we could vote on free speech.
With Roe v. Wade, abortion supporters ripped the issue out of the democratic process -- limb from limb, you might say -- and declared their desired outcome a "constitutional right." They have hysterically defended that lawless decision for the last quarter-century.
All of Obama's soothing words about joining hands and not demonizing one another are just blather as long as that legal monstrosity remains the law of the land.
Showing his open-mindedness, Obama asked, "How does each of us remain firm in our principles ... without demonizing those with just as strongly held convictions on the other side?" (What do I have to do to get you murderers and you non-murderers to shake hands and be friends?)
A good start would be letting us vote.
Liberals can be all sweet reason as long as their preference for abortion on demand is lyingly called a "constitutional right," immutable to the tiniest alteration by the voters.
In the minuscule areas where abortion policy can be affected, Obama has shown his passion for compromise by always taking the most extreme pro-abortion position.
On his third day in office, Obama overturned the "Mexico City Policy," which prohibited U.S. taxpayer money from being spent on overseas organizations that perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning.
Obama has filled his administration with Planned Parenthood veterans and friends of partial-birth abortionists.
As an Illinois state senator in 2002-2003, Obama repeatedly blocked and voted against the "Born Alive Act," which would have allowed doctors to give medical care to babies who somehow survived abortions and remained alive, wholly apart from their mothers.
Even the extremist National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League declined to take a position on the bill. The same bill in the U.S. Senate passed unanimously -- and that means that abortion-happy nutcake Barbara Boxer voted for it.
But Obama apparently thought it was important to affirm a woman's critical right to fourth-trimester abortions.
Here's my idea for how we can "live together as one human family," as Obama proposed at Notre Dame: Go ahead, demonize pro-lifers, Obama -- call us "right-wing ideologues." But just once, support one little policy that will save a single unborn child.