Monday, November 30, 2009

Minaret Ban Passes In a Landslide
Thank God

Here's some of the article from RTE News (Ireland) ;
Swiss vote to ban minarets

Swiss voters have approved a ban on construction of new minarets in a surprise result certain to embarrass Switzerland's neutral government.

The Swiss news agency ATS and other media said about 57.5% of voters and all but four of the 26 cantons approved the proposal in the nationwide referendum, which was backed by the right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP).

The government and parliament had rejected the initiative as violating the Swiss constitution, freedom of religion and the country's cherished tradition of tolerance.

The government had said a ban could 'serve the interests of extremist circles'.

The United Nations human rights watchdog also voiced concern.

The government said it would respect the people's decision and declared construction of new minarets would no longer be permitted.

'Muslims in Switzerland are able to practise their religion alone or in community with others and live according to their beliefs just as before,' it said in a statement.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Latin Mass Appeal

First off, that a newspaper as anti-Catholic (or just plain anti-Christian) as the NYT would allow a positive view of the Church, and on top of it all, an Op-Ed on the Traditional Latin Mass, is unbelievable. I may just crack open a bottle of tequila!

Next up, the article is actually quite accurate. It is refreshing to see the truth about Annibale Bugnini (the darling of the Novus Ordo liturgists) see the light of day in the secular press. That he was a Freemason is still debated by many. What cannot be debated is that he took what the Fathers of the Council signed off on in 1963, and turned it on its head. He was the undisputed mastermind behind the assault and destruction of the Roman Rite in 1969. However, by the time Paul VI shuttled him off to Iran to quietly pass away, the damage had already been done.

In 1972, Paul VI would make a famous and prophetic statement that, “…the smoke of Satan had entered the Church.” Sadly, he could never understand that it was ultimately he and Bugnini who let that “smoke” in the front door.

Enjoy the read.

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November 29, 2009
OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
Latin Mass Appeal
By KENNETH J. WOLFE

WALKING into church 40 years ago on this first Sunday of Advent, many Roman Catholics might have wondered where they were. The priest not only spoke English rather than Latin, but he faced the congregation instead of the tabernacle; laymen took on duties previously reserved for priests; folk music filled the air. The great changes of Vatican II had hit home.

All this was a radical break from the traditional Latin Mass, codified in the 16th century at the Council of Trent. For centuries, that Mass served as a structured sacrifice with directives, called “rubrics,” that were not optional. This is how it is done, said the book. As recently as 1947, Pope Pius XII had issued an encyclical on liturgy that scoffed at modernization; he said that the idea of changes to the traditional Latin Mass “pained” him “grievously.”

Paradoxically, however, it was Pius himself who was largely responsible for the momentous changes of 1969. It was he who appointed the chief architect of the new Mass, Annibale Bugnini, to the Vatican’s liturgical commission in 1948.

Bugnini was born in 1912 and ordained a Vincentian priest in 1936. Though Bugnini had barely a decade of parish work, Pius XII made him secretary to the Commission for Liturgical Reform. In the 1950s, Bugnini led a major revision of the liturgies of Holy Week. As a result, on Good Friday of 1955, congregations for the first time joined the priest in reciting the Pater Noster, and the priest faced the congregation for some of the liturgy.

The next pope, John XXIII, named Bugnini secretary to the Preparatory Commission for the Liturgy of Vatican II, in which position he worked with Catholic clergymen and, surprisingly, some Protestant ministers on liturgical reforms. In 1962 he wrote what would eventually become the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, the document that gave the form of the new Mass.

Many of Bugnini’s reforms were aimed at appeasing non-Catholics, and changes emulating Protestant services were made, including placing altars to face the people instead of a sacrifice toward the liturgical east. As he put it, “We must strip from our ... Catholic liturgy everything which can be the shadow of a stumbling block for our separated brethren, that is, for the Protestants.” (Paradoxically, the Anglicans who will join the Catholic Church as a result of the current pope’s outreach will use a liturgy that often features the priest facing in the same direction as the congregation.)

How was Bugnini able to make such sweeping changes? In part because none of the popes he served were liturgists. Bugnini changed so many things that John’s successor, Paul VI, sometimes did not know the latest directives. The pope once questioned the vestments set out for him by his staff, saying they were the wrong color, only to be told he had eliminated the week-long celebration of Pentecost and could not wear the corresponding red garments for Mass. The pope’s master of ceremonies then witnessed Paul VI break down in tears.

Bugnini fell from grace in the 1970s. Rumors spread in the Italian press that he was a Freemason, which if true would have merited excommunication. The Vatican never denied the claims, and in 1976 Bugnini, by then an archbishop, was exiled to a ceremonial post in Iran. He died, largely forgotten, in 1982.
But his legacy lived on. Pope John Paul II continued the liberalizations of Mass, allowing females to serve in place of altar boys and to permit unordained men and women to distribute communion in the hands of standing recipients. Even conservative organizations like Opus Dei adopted the liberal liturgical reforms.

But Bugnini may have finally met his match in Benedict XVI, a noted liturgist himself who is no fan of the past 40 years of change. Chanting Latin, wearing antique vestments and distributing communion only on the tongues (rather than into the hands) of kneeling Catholics, Benedict has slowly reversed the innovations of his predecessors. And the Latin Mass is back, at least on a limited basis, in places like Arlington, Va., where one in five parishes offer the old liturgy.

Benedict understands that his younger priests and seminarians — most born after Vatican II — are helping lead a counterrevolution. They value the beauty of the solemn high Mass and its accompanying chant, incense and ceremony. Priests in cassocks and sisters in habits are again common; traditionalist societies like the Institute of Christ the King are expanding.

At the beginning of this decade, Benedict (then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) wrote: “The turning of the priest toward the people has turned the community into a self-enclosed circle. In its outward form, it no longer opens out on what lies ahead and above, but is closed in on itself.” He was right: 40 years of the new Mass have brought chaos and banality into the most visible and outward sign of the church. Benedict XVI wants a return to order and meaning. So, it seems, does the next generation of Catholics.
I Thought He Was Talking About Trans Fats
What an oddly shaped Hersey's Bar


Crazy Nancy gives us another example of the Defeatocrats making life just a little more expensive for us all. Here's some of the article from CNSNews.com;
Pelosi’s Health Care Bill Would Regulate Snack Machines at Estimated Cost of $56Million the First Year

(CNSNews.com) – The House health-care reform plan unveiled last week by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) would do more than regulate insurance companies – it would even regulate vending machines.

The bill, which is posted online, would require that vending machine operators either create new machines that allow the customer to view nutrition facts or post nutritional information for each product near “each article of food or the selection button.”

The regulation could wind up costing vendors millions of dollars to make the changes, according to industry estimates
If you think for a moment that the Snack Food Vending Machine Industry is going to suck-up this rise in costs, you're out of your mind. As I've pointed out before,corporations don't really pay taxes or whatever weird money-making-scheme the government dreams up. The cost gets passed on to you and me.

I still get a chuckle out of those maroons who scream the Socialist mantra of "TAX THE RICH!" Be it diapers, screwdrivers or nuclear warheads... industry passes the cost onto the consumers.

And I don't want anyone thinking I'm anti-Industry. Hell, it's industry that creates jobs, not the government.

I just want the government to keep their grubby hands off my Ho-Hos. After all, they can have my trans fats when they pry them loose from my cold, dead hands.
40 years of Missale Romanum and the new Roman Rite

Forty years ago today, the First Sunday of Advent, one of the weakest Popes in Church history, Paul VI, mandated the Novus Ordo Missae (New Order of Mass) in the Roman Rite. After almost 1,500 years of the Traditional Latin Mass, the same Mass that had conquered entire continents for Christ and had lifted thousands of men and women to the altar as saints, Pope Paul saddled us with this.

What was the reaction of the Roman Catholic world, who had never asked for a change in their Mass in the first place? Millions left the Church, vocations hit rock bottom, and belief in almost every Catholic doctrine, most especially the Eucharist, hit (and remains at) an all time low. Well done!

There are many (especially amongst my friends) who will defend the novelty of the New Mass to the day they die. I, on the other hand, look at the destruction it left in its wake, and wonder….how did we ever allow this to happen?

Martin Luther, wherever he may be, is still laughing.
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40 years of Missale Romanum and the new Roman Rite - II: a Requiem, by Paul VI

On the First Sunday of Advent (November 30), 1969, the New Missal entered into force officially (it would take a few years before it was to be completely phased in worldwide).

In his words in the General Audience which immediately preceded that date, Pope Paul VI was clear:
We may notice that pious persons will be the ones most disturbed, because, having their respectable way of listening to Mass, they will feel distracted from their customary thoughts and forced to follow those of others.
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Not Latin, but the spoken language, will be the main language of the Mass. To those who know the beauty, the power, the expressive sacrality of Latin, its replacement by the vulgar language is a great sacrifice: we lose the discourse of the Christian centuries, we become almost intruders and desecrators [intrusi e profani] in the literary space of sacred expression, and we will thus lose a great portion of that stupendous and incomparable artistic and spiritual fact that is the Gregorian Chant. We will thus have, indeed, reason for being sad, and almost for feeling lost: with what will we replace this angelic language? It is a sacrifice of inestimable price.
Europe Grows A Backbone
Finally...

Interesting vote projection out of Switzerland, here's some of it; (Emphasis and comments mine.)
Projection: Swiss vote to ban new minarets
By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS (AP)

GENEVA — Swiss voters approved a move to ban the construction of minarets in a Sunday vote on a right-wing initiative that labeled the mosque towers as symbols of militant Islam, projections by a widely respected polling institute showed.

The projections based on partial returns say Swiss swung from only 37 percent supporting the proposal a week ago to 59 percent in the actual voting.

Claude Longchamp, leader of the widely respected gfs.bern polling institute, said the projection contracted by state-owned DRS television forecasts approval of the initiative by more than half the country's 26 cantons, meaning it will become a constitutional amendment.

The nationalist Swiss People's Party describes minarets, the distinctive spires used in most countries for calls to prayer, as symbols of rising Muslim political and religious power that could eventually turn Switzerland into an Islamic nation.

"Forced marriages and other things like cemeteries separating the pure and impure — we don't have that in Switzerland, and we do not want to introduce it" said Ulrich Schlueer, co-president of the Initiative Committee to ban minarets.

The move by the People's Party, the country's largest party in terms of popular support and membership in parliament, is part of a broader European backlash against a growing Muslim population. It has stirred fears of violent reactions in Muslim countries and an economically disastrous boycott by wealthy Muslims who bank, shop and vacation in Switzerland. (Switerland did just fine for centuries without "wealthy moslems" to prop-up their economy. Can't they still?)

Taner Hatipoglu, president of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Zurich, said, "The initiators have achieved something everyone wanted to prevent, and that is to influence and change the relations to Muslims and their social integration in a negative way." (You mean like the peaceful example of gang rape that moslem gangs have become famous for? They even have a word for it -- Tournante -- "take your turn".)

Hatipoglu said if in the long term the anti-Islam atmosphere continues, "Muslims indeed will not feel safe anymore." (Simply due to no more minarettes? Tough shit. Haul ass.)

The seven-member Cabinet that heads the Swiss government has spoken out strongly against the initiative, and local officials and rights defenders objected to campaign posters showing minarets rising like missiles from the Swiss flag next to a fully veiled woman. (Of course.)

When the vote becomes official, I'll post the results.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Women Religious Not Complying with Vatican Study
After reviewing the article put forth by my USMC buddy Cavey, here are a few of my thoughts:
As I read this article (excusing the fact that this comes from the ultra-left NCR), I am chuckling out loud at each utterance by these pack of post-Vatican II Femanazis and their self righteous finger wagging at Rome. But what these polyester pantsuit wearing man-haters fail so miserably to understand is that their congregations have hit rock bottom, and are rapidly dying. They are not taking in any more postulates, as young women avoid them like the plaque. They’ve had their glory years in the late 1960s, and throughout the 1970s and 1980s, playing guitars, and protesting everything in sight.

Fascinating to me is that those orders that have returned to the habit and the veil, or the new ones that are completely traditional with the habit and the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), are booming with vocations! The same with male orders that have returned to the cassock and to the TLM. These traditional orders of men and women are overflowing, and many simply do not have enough bed space for them.

Let’s face it folks, the Vatican II, liberal, Kum-ba-ya mindset is a total failure. It has devastated the Church, and has destroyed hundreds of thousands of vocations. And, as usual, it will be the traditional orders, and the old ways, that will see us rise from the ashes of the disaster brought to us courtesy of the post-Vatican II years.

I hope Rome treats these Femanazi broads they way they did the Jesuits during the 18th century. Rome simply shut them down for about 40 years or so. In fact, seeing that this once great order is again anti-Church (having become a rampant order of flaming…and I mean flaming homosexuals), Rome should shut those clowns down again! But that’s just my take.

My advice to these ladies (and using the term “ladies” is a stretch by anyone’s imagination) is to return to the habit…or simply go away, strum your guitars, sing “On Eagle’s Wings,” and drift off into oblivion…your time has passed.

Just some lovely thoughts on this early Saturday morning.


Major Duncan Nails It
Without even knowing he did

I remember what seems a million years ago (or was it yesterday?) when I was but a mere pup of a Buck Sergeant, I was fortunate enough to read Major Gene Duncan's book;
Fact and Fiction from Dunk's Almanac
Old-fashioned Observations For The Modern Military Leader.
Stunning in it's common sense maxims. Truly the Poor Richard's Almanack of today's Armed Forces. I STRONGLY suggest that every leader from every walk of life own a copy of this gem. This pertains to everyone, not just Marines.

But anyhow, I heard on the news this morning that part of The South-Side Stooge's alleged strategy in Afghanistan will be direct negotiations with the Taliban.

Even though it's literally been many years since I've read it, that immediately brought to mind Dunk's explanation as to why certain young and inexperienced leaders fail so miserably;
"He wanted to be liked."By the way, I've found out that Major Duncan's hilarious and insightful books can purchased here;

Gene Duncan
Major, U. S. Marine Corps (Retired)

6904 Woodtrail Ct.,
Ft. Wayne, IN 46835
Tel: 260 485 9645
Cell: 660 537 2225
gduncan1775@yahoo.com

Price is $14.95 per book. S/H is $2.50 for one book; $1.50 for each additional book. Send check or money order. Can't take credit cards.
...And She's from the Diocese Of San Jose
Of course

Wonderful lil' bit of sugar-coating from the National Catholic Distorter. Here's some of it; (Emphasis mine)

Women religious not complying with Vatican study
"There's been almost universal resistance. We are saying 'enough!' "

She
[Sr. Margaret Gregg] said women religious have been virtually unanimous in spirit that they have been living out their missions, as directed by the gospels and by the Second Vatican Council, which called upon religious communities to go out in the world to work among the poor and to build more just and peaceful structures.

"Vatican II took us out of the ghettos and into ecology, feminism and justice in the world," she said. "The Vatican still has a difficult time accepting that."

Friday, November 27, 2009

One Terrorist Turn Deserves Another
Their rationale works both ways

I ran across an interesting article in The American Thinker. Much of the stuff I agree with, such as The South-Side Stooge is a world class dolt for even having the trial in NYC. But I very much disagree with the gist of it.

I'll tell you why at the end of this posting. In the meantime, here's some of the article in question;

Terrorist Criminal Trials and the Coming Jihad

Terrorist trials in the media capital of the world will be a magnet for the inspired publicity of jihadism. All terrorism finds its inspiration in violence as theater. The theater in the courtroom will be overshadowed by the inevitable carnage in the streets.

It is inconceivable that the jihadists will not find New York during the terrorist criminal trials a place for statements to be written in blood and punctuated by explosions.

Innocent blood will flow in the streets of New York because Obama chose to make a political statement rather than confront the reality of what terrorism is and how it works.
Many on the Left stated during the liberation of Iraq, that the United States was creating jihaadists. Much like the author of this article warns that the upcoming trial with cause terror attacks on NYC.

I disagree on both counts.

During the Iraqi liberation, of course terrorists came out of the woodwork. What do you think they would have done right after 9-11? Quietly remain at home and just sharpen their knives, screw the camels and beat their wives? Of course not.

And just like the latest example of the imbecile who currently resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue gives us, I've got news for you... the second attack on New Your isn't simply inevitable, it was planned out way before 9-11. As I said on September 12, the next attack isn't a question of if, it's a question of when.

Sooooo... what do the liberation of Iraq and the NY terror trials have in common? The act themselves aren't the reasons for terrorist to fall out of the sky and start killing people.

After all, terrorists don't need a reason, just an excuse.
When Obanomics Runs It's Course
You saw it here first

Click on photo for larger image.
Oh, That's Just Wrong
But pretty damn funny

Tosh.0
Kid Car Breakdown
http://www.comedycentral.com/
Web Redemption2 Girls, 1 Cup ReactionDemi Moore Picture

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Ass Kisser In Chief Strikes Again
With a side of fries

Another "Fruit" Of Vatican II
You know exactly what I mean

Here's the article in it's entirety from The California Catholic;

Gay Catholics come out in San Jose diocese
Bolder steps planned

Editor: The following is an excerpt from a story which appeared Nov. 8 in the Metro, the alternative paper for the Silicon Valley.

The Diocese of San Jose has long been one of the most gay-friendly Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territories in the United States. Few people know this, and many in the local Catholic community would like it stay that way.

On the orders of former Bishop Roland Pierre DuMaine and current Bishop Patrick Joseph McGrath, the diocese has been able to offer ministry and support to local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Catholics for more than 20 years by operating under the radar.

Recently, progressive Catholic leaders and members of the San Jose religious community are working to change this tentative approach to gay Catholic ministry.

In fact, led by (Fr. Jon) Pedigo, St. Julie Billiart Parish has developed a strong following among Silicon Valley's gay Catholics. Currently, the church's pastoral staff is considering a proposal to take even more open and bold steps toward the establishment of church-directed LGBT outreach, along with helping other parishes extend a hand to their own gay parishioners.

To read the entire Metro story, Click Here.

On Jan. 7, 2007, California Catholic Daily published a story about Fr. Pedigo -- “Father-Mother-Creator-Friend.” To read that story, Click Here.
So out of curiosity, I visited the website for St. Julies, a self-described "Diverse & Progressive Roman Catholic community".

Just on the homepage itself, "Father Jon's" picture is posted four times, and his name is typed out six times, as well a an entire section celebrating the Chief Baby-Killer himself, The South-Side Stooge.

Draw your own conclusions.
Discover The Beauty & Majesty Of The Difficult
Helmet tip to Mary Rose

For someone raised in the Novus Ordo (the New Mass), this series of videos are excellent resources in better understanding the Traditional Latin Mass. Give 'em a watch. You'll be glad you did.

WARNING! Those that are theologically lazy and who are use to being fed theological pablum may find these videos offensive.







MSNBC Anchor Disregards Constitution
And we're suppose to be suprised, how?

Sarah Palin is far from my choice for prez in '12, but the hack job that the former sportscaster turned blithering idiot does against Palin is typical of the ObaMedia.

Here's the gist of the article from NewsBusters.org;

Olbermann: 2012 Voters Better Understand Palin's Religious Beliefs

For the record, our third story is neither ridiculing nor disputing her religious beliefs. It is purely an attempt to discern exactly what those beliefs constitute, so that the voters of 2012 know exactly what they`re getting.

There`s nothing to suggest that Palin`s religious beliefs are anything but utterly mainstream, American mainstream, anyway. But in the last two weeks, she has revealed pieces of the puzzle of her religious doctrines, that suggest she shares the belief of her church, the Assemblies of God, that in the end times, the Rapture, Jesus lifts true believers up with him as non-believers suffer through the Apocalypse.
Interesting. Now take a gander at something you may find mildly interesting;


"... no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."In case Olbermann doesn't recognize that passage, it's from The Constitution of the United States of America, Article VI, section 3.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bp. Tobin To Kennedy: PUSMO!
Marinespeak for Pack Up Sh*t, Move Out

Here's some of the article from the Providence Journal; (Emphasis mine)
Tobin: Kennedy may be 'more comfortable' as ex-Catholic

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy may have to make a decision between his job as a lawmaker and his membership, "his authentic membership," in the Roman Catholic Church, Rhode Island's Catholic bishop said Tuesday morning.

The Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin made the comment during an interview with talk-show host Buddy Cianci on WPRO-AM.

"If he cannot abide by the teaching of this church, not just this one but others and ... what it means to be a Catholic ... maybe he should find another fine Christian denomination where he can be more comfortable," the bishop said.

Hope springs eternal.
Leningrad Cowboys, It Ain't
But still pretty funny

Time For A Leningrad Cowboys Break
We need it



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UPDATE!!


Helmet tip to Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin for his emoticon for the Leningrad Cowboys. Clever!!

/;^)
The Shame Of The Marines
Not starring John Garfield

First off, let it be known this posting is my personal opinion, and that of no one else.

On with the show.

I'm disappointed -- VERY DISAPPOINTED -- with my fellow Marines up in Camp Lejeune. We Marines have always prided ourselves with our stickler adherence (bordering on the psychotic and OCD) to the history, customs and traditions of The Corps.

Ask any Marine, you'll hear about Tun Tavern. Want to know who Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller is? Ask a Marine. 'Blood Stripe', what the hell's a Blood Stripe? Ask a Marine. 18 or 80, show a picture of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi to a Marine, the chest swells more than a wee bit. The Marine Corps Birthday Ball... "March on the Beef", first and second slice of cake to the oldest and youngest Marine present. Hell, you can be stationed in the friggin' desert, but the floor is 'the deck', a mop is 'a swab', and that 26-year old Captain is 'the Old Man'.

Yep, Marines are figuratively eat-up with our history, customs and traditions.

To a very large degree, it's our bulldog adherence to our traditions that separate and differentiate us from those in our Sister Services. The exception, it would seem, would be Catholic Marines and the Traditional Latin Mass.

Since the re-introduction of the TLM at Camp Lejeune, the numbers have winnowed from a decent number, to a mere handful. The congregation is roughly broken into equal thirds -- active duty, retired military, and local civilians. The number of active duty personnel should be through the roof. But in all fairness, during the first few Masses, there were more than a few 'lookie-loos'. To include a father and son across the aisle from me who snickered and made smart-ass comments throughout the entire Mass. Only through the divine aid of St Francis Xavier was I kept from making these two numbskulls the first martyrs for Bugnini.

And for this truly historic Mass that has recently been celebrated with regularity aboard Camp Lejeune, the highest ranking Catholic I've seen present is a retired(?) Navy Commander. In my personal opinion, that is absolutely and utterly shameful on the part of both the senior Officer and Enlisted leadership who call themselves Catholic.

Anyhow, if any of my fellow Marines up Camp Lejeune way should be reading this, I ask of you to consider the following;

1. This Mass goes back 1,500 years. You can't get much more traditional than that.

2. This is the Mass whose roots, the words of Consecration itself, goes all the way back to the exact words used by Sts. Peter and Paul when they preached in pagan Rome.

3. This is the Mass that inspired Catholic Warriors to defend Christendom at the Battle of Lepanto, the Battle of Vienna, during the Holy Crusades, etc.

4. This is the Mass that strengthened centuries upon centuries of martyrs as they were led away to be beheaded, burned or have their guts slit open and their insides ripped out... all for the high crime of being Catholic.

5. This is the Mass that was celebrated at Belleau Wood, Iwo Jima, the Chosin, Hue.

6. This is the Mass of Servant of God Father Vincent Capodanno (CMoH), Father Joseph O'Callahan (CMoH) and Father Aloysius Schmitt (who the chapel was initial dedicated to).

7. This is a masculine Catholicism. Do the right thing, you'll be rewarded. Purposfully do the wrong thing, get ready for your sword to be stomped on in biblical proportions. No holding of hands, or "it's only a sin if you think it's a sin" at the TLM. h
8. This is the Mass that is set in stone, unambiguous, in your face in it's moral absolutes... just like the Marine Corps.With all that said, allow me to be so bold as to remind my fellow Marines that yes, I understand that learning Latin seems intimidating. But no one's expecting you to become a Latin scholar... just understand enough to understand the Mass.

Understanding the rubrics of the TLM takes time. But no one expects you to become a professional liturgist... just understand enough to understand the Mass.

Traditional Catholic spirituality and all that it entails can be kind of tough to wrap both mind and soul around, but hey... as Marines, we know that nothing worthwhile comes easy. If anyone understands that painfully simple maxim, one would think it would be Marines.

Yeah, it's tough, but maybe that's why they're called spiritual excersizes.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Thoughts On Gandhi
Yeah... pretty much what you might have expected

I have a tough time taking any theological direction from someone who worshipped cows, ate dirt and drank his own piss.
The Manhattan Declaration
For your perusal

To sign the Manhattan Declaration for yourself, click here.
Christians, when they have lived up to the highest ideals of their faith, have defended the weak and vulnerable and worked tirelessly to protect and strengthen vital institutions of civil society, beginning with the family.

We are Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical Christians who have united at this hour to reaffirm fundamental truths about justice and the common good, and to call upon our fellow citizens, believers and non-believers alike, to join us in defending them. These truths are:

1. the sanctity of human life
2. the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife
3. the rights of conscience and religious liberty.

Inasmuch as these truths are foundational to human dignity and the well-being of society, they are inviolable and non-negotiable. Because they are increasingly under assault from powerful forces in our culture, we are compelled today to speak out forcefully in their defense, and to commit ourselves to honoring them fully no matter what pressures are brought upon us and our institutions to abandon or compromise them. We make this commitment not as partisans of any political group but as followers of Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen Lord, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Bishop Tobin A "Political Hack"?
So saith an alleged Catholic



Larry O'Donnell: Bishop Who Banned Patrick Kennedy 'A Political Hack'
By Mark Finkelstein
November 23, 2009 - 10:56 ET

Leave it to Larry to fan the flames . . .

On today's Morning Joe, Larry O'Donnell called the Roman Catholic bishop who barred Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) from taking communion a "political hack."

Interestingly, Mika Brzezinski had a totally different take, arguing the controversy was not about the Church but about Kennedy publicizing the matter in a play to his base. Though Bishop Thomas Tobin sent his letter to Kennedy more than two years ago, its contents didn't come to light until Kennedy recently revealed them to a Rhode Island newspaper.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I think this is about Patrick Kennedy . . . All of a sudden this comes out . . . This is about Patrick Kennedy publicizing his rift with the Church so that he can appeal to members of his base.

. . .

LARRY O'DONNELL: This is a political act by a political bishop . . . Political bishops do the church absolutely no good. This guy's—this bishop is a political hack.

Joe Scarborough was quick to disassociate himself from the latest from the man he's dubbed Crazy Larry . . .

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Sister Margaret, I had nothing to do with this conversation, Sister. Nothing at all! I love the Catholic church.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Where Are The Bishops?
"Missing In Action" isn't just the title of a Chuck Norris movie

I'm sure we've all read about the Manhattan Declaration by now.

Over 300 members of that august body better known as the USCCB, and only 11 have the 'nads to sign the MD. Roughly, only 4% have taken a stand.

I haven't seen leadership this decisive since the French Army in 1940.

A guy in a tank surrenders to two guys with rifles.

Our once strong Catholic Church in America
has become the 1940 French Army.

Merci Beaucoup, USCCB!!
Reagan, Bush And The South-Side Stooge At Work
Helmet tip to Guns & Ammo Forum



Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mammograms And Ketchup
I'm still waiting for the outrage

And ObaCare will ensure I die of old age before the 'feminist' hags speak out against their ObaMessiah, right?

Anyhow, I posted a couple of days ago asking why the wonderful GynoCrats over at NOW haven't raised hell over mammograms and PAP smears having the exam intervals drastically extended.

And I'm sure that many of us remember the "Reagan wants ketchup classified as a vegetable" furor raised back in the 80's. Never mind that the accusation was a total falsehood... this was fodder for liberals everywhere to paint Reagan as a heartless fiend who wanted to take food away from hungry children.

But when the Obama Administration puts forth a "finding" that equates to the preventable premature deaths of hundreds of thousands, if not millions of women... liberals of every stripe and walk of life are ominously silent.

By the way, many MSM outlets refer to the recommendations as conducted by "independent panel of experts". So why is that the alleged independent panels answer directly to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force? By the way, the USPSTF is an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services.

In other words, ObaZombies.
Waterboarding - Bad
Spike In Baby's Head - Good

Vir Speluncae Catholicus names names

I caught the tail-end of an interview with author Vince Flynn, where he was saying something along the lines of how many (if not all) of the members of the US Senate who voted against waterboarding, but in favor of "driving a spike into the head of an 8 month old fetus" as Flynn put it.

To simplify matters, I'll post who voted to outlaw Waterboarding, and what their pro-abortion NARAL rating is.

Akaka (D-HI) - 100%
Baucus (D-MT) - 100%
Bayh (D-IN) - 60%
Biden (D-DE) - 100%
Bingaman (D-NM) - 100%
Boxer (D-CA) - 100%
Brown (D-OH) - 100%
Byrd (D-WV) - 20%
Cantwell (D-WA) - 100%
Cardin (D-MD) - 100%
Carper (D-DE) - 100%
Casey (D-PA) - 0%
Collins (R-ME) - 100%
Conrad (D-ND) - 100%
Dodd (D-CT) - 100%
Dorgan (D-ND) - 100%
Durbin (D-IL) - 100%
Feingold (D-WI) - 100%
Feinstein (D-CA) - 100%
Hagel (R-NE) - 0%
Harkin (D-IA) - 100%
Inouye (D-HI) - 100%
Johnson (D-SD) - 20%
Kennedy (D-HELL) - 100%
Kerry (D-MA) - 100%
Klobuchar (D-MN) - 100%
Kohl (D-WI) - 100%
Landrieu (D-LA) - 20%
Lautenberg (D-NJ) - 100%
Leahy (D-VT) - 100%
Levin (D-MI) - 100%
Lincoln (D-AR) - 100%
Lugar (R-IN) - 0%
Menendez (D-NJ) - 100%
Mikulski (D-MD) - 100%
Murray (D-WA) - 100%
Nelson (D-FL) - 100%
Pryor (D-AR) - 60%
Reed (D-RI) - 100%
Reid (D-NV) - 20%
Rockefeller (D-WV) - 100%
Salazar (D-CO) - 60%
Sanders (I-VT) - 100%
Schumer (D-NY) - 100%
Smith (R-OR) - 0%
Snowe (R-ME) - 100%
Stabenow (D-MI) - 100%
Tester (D-MT) - 100%
Webb (D-VA) - 100%
Whitehouse (D-RI) - 100%
Wyden (D-OR) - 100%

Not Voting - 4
Clinton (D-NY) - 100%
Graham (R-SC) - 0%
McCaskill (D-MO) - 100%
Obama (D-IL) - 100%

I reiterate - the vast majority of those who voted to outlaw the procedure that made the mastermind of 9-11 just feeeeeeel like he was being drowned, also happen to have a 100% rating from the premier baby-butchery crew in this nation.

And the only way NARAL will rate you at 100%, is if you voted against the outlawing of spikes being jammed into the base of the skull of a baby that's 90% already outside the birth canal.
Ohhh... Ya Just Gotta Love That Objective Mainstream Media!
So objective, so fair

I'm sure you'll notice the descriptive phrases just as quickly as I did. Here's some of the report from the AP;
Report: Kennedy barred from communion by bishop
By RAY HENRY, Associated Press Writer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin has banned Rep. Patrick Kennedy from receiving Communion, the central sacrament of the church, in Rhode Island because of the congressman's support for abortion rights, Kennedy said in a newspaper interview published Sunday.

The decision by the outspoken prelate, reported on The Providence Journal's Web site, significantly escalates a bitter dispute between Tobin, an ultra orthodox bishop, and Kennedy, a son of the nation's most famous Roman Catholic family.
Don't fret, Paddy Boy. Just head back down to DC and take a dip in the Wuerl-pool. He has no problem administering The Holy Eucharist to baby-killers such as yourself, despite what the official teaching of the Catholic Church is.

Or as Donald Schmuck himself says - "the Church just didn't use Communion" as a "weapon."

Just look up "Moral Coward" in the dictionary, I'm sure you'll see a picture of Archpresider Wuerl next to it.

____________________________________________

UPDATE!

I've just read somewhere (sorry, can't recall) that Bishop Tobin hasn't denied Holy Communion to Patrick Kennedy just within the Diocese of Providence, RI... but throughout all of Christendom.

It's up to his brother bishops to back him up. Fat chance.

"Bishop against bishop" - Our Lady of Akita, 1973.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Left Is Right, Up Is Down, Black Is White
You can't force people to see the obvious

Warning! Harsh Language Alert

Here's some of the article from LifeSiteNews.com; (Emphasis mine)
Interim Report on Catholic Sex-Abuse Says "Homosexual Identity" Not a Predictor of Sex Abuse

BALTIMORE, Maryland, November 20, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Authors of an interim report delivered to the US Catholic bishops on Tuesday told the bishops that their findings did not establish a causal connection between homosexual identity and the sexual abuse of minors.
(There is nothing "casual" about it. It was very much contrived.)

Margaret Smith, one of the leading researchers of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, told the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at their general assembly in Baltimore that their data so far does not prove homosexuality is a predictor of sexual abuse. (Never mind all those boys and young men with ruptured, bleeding rectums.)

Instead Smith suggested that the sexual victims of priests and male religious - eighty-percent of victims were young men and boys - were selected by their abusers, because they were the most accessible. (And this is different from the almost 2,000 years prior when parents could trust their sons to be around ANY priest? Boys and young men were always "accessable" to priests. But only when faggots were ordained, did shit hit the fan. But no connection there, right? *sarcasm off*

Smith said researchers had not found "a connection between homosexual identity and the increased likelihood of subsequent abuse from the data that we have right now. What we are suggesting is that the idea of sexual identity be separated from the problem of sexual abuse," continued Smith, emphasizing that the research time wanted to differentiate between sexual identity and behavior. (Wha, wha... WHAT!!?? What the hell kind of jerk-around double-talk is THAT?)

However, the way researchers defined "homosexual identity" indicated they did not define "homosexual" as an individual who engages in homosexual acts with a member of the same-sex, but primarily as someone who views himself as homosexual and engages in that behavior. "Even though there was sexual abuse of many boys, that doesn't necessarily mean that the person had a homosexual identity," said Dr. Karen Terry. (OK, so if I kidnap teenaged girls, rape them, then murder them... but don't view myself as one sick son-of-a-bitch in dire need of a .45-caliber lobotomy, then I really don't have anything to worry about, do I? *Hey, who switched the sarcasm back on?*

An earlier John Jay survey requested by the USCCB showed 80-90 percent of abusive priests had sexual relations with adolescent boys (ephebophilia), not prepubescent boys (pedophilia).

Terry told the bishops that their data so far showed that sexual molesters, in general, were individuals suffering from sexual confusion and poor social abilities, but lacked an established pattern of homosexual behavior that would indicate a homosexual identity.
(Allow me to be the first to tell this to the learned researchers over at John Jay, when one member of the male of the species places his sexual organ on, near or in another member of the male of the species, that, by definition, is homosexual. Some guy screwing/raping another guy, hardly qualifies as hetero, now does it?)

The John Jay researchers said that their findings did not indicate that homosexuals should be excluded as candidates to the priesthood. (Of course not. That would not only be politically incorrect, but not very feeeeeeeeling, as well. And how much you want to bet that at least a large minority of bishops will agree with this assessment? Much like how many bishops, not all that long ago, protected homo-rapists because they gave us the bullshit excuse of "we were just listening to the experts".)

Nevertheless, the Vatican has made clear that individuals with homosexual tendencies, confusion over their sexual identity, or other forms of social and psychological immaturity are unfit candidates for priesthood and religious life. A 2005 directive explicitly bars homosexuals or those with unresolved homosexual tendencies from admission to the priesthood, and the Vatican's seriousness to eliminating sexual abuse was further highlighted in 2008 when it released guidelines for seminaries on how to do psychological testing to screen candidates with homosexual tendencies, confused sexual identities, and other psychological disorders from the priesthood. (Let's be honest... how often does the USCCB actually listen to Rome?)
Who Said "Maybe You're Better Off Not Having The Surgery, But Taking The Painkiller"?
a. Josef Mengele
b. Mao Tse-tung
c. The South-Side Stooge






Few men in the English speaking world were as fascinating and as articulate as the late, great William F. Buckley. He was also a devout Roman Catholic who, until the day he died, detested the changes brought in by the Second Vatican Council.

Enjoy this quote from 1979, ten years after the great destruction began.

"As a Catholic, I have abandoned hope for the liturgy, which, in the typical American church, is as ugly and as maladroit as if it had been composed by Robert Ingersoll and H.L. Mencken for the purpose of driving people away.

Incidentally, the modern liturgists are doing a remarkably good job, attendance at Catholic Mass on Sunday having dropped sharply in the 10 years since a few well-meaning cretins got hold of the power to vernacularize the Mass, and the money to scour the earth in search of the most unmusical men and women to preside over the translation.

The next liturgical ceremony conducted primarily for my benefit, since I have no plans to be beatified or remarried, will be my own funeral; and it is a source of great consolation to me that, at my funeral, I shall be quite dead, and will not need to listen to the accepted replacement for the noble old Latin liturgy. Meanwhile, I am practicing Yoga, so that, at church on Sundays, I can develop the power to tune out everything I hear, while attempting, athwart the general calisthenics, to commune with my Maker, and ask Him first to forgive me my own sins, and implore him, second, not to forgive the people who ruined the Mass.."

--from "The Remnant" 1979
Personally, I Think He Died Long Ago
But this answer.....

Nancy Pelosi's non-answer speaks volumes.

I Thought This Was Going To Be A Boring, Stupid Little Video...
Boy, was I wrong

This is an absolute stunner. I strongly encourage you to view it.

See for yourself the direct links from the CCHD (under the auspices of the USCCB) to militantly anti-Catholic organizations and individuals.

Remember, this Sunday, November 22nd 2009, the Catholic Church in America will hold its annual charitable campaign; the Catholic Campaign For Human Development (CCHD).


Our Lady of Akita, pray for us.

Friday, November 20, 2009

"Go For Broke"
Battle cry of the 100th Battalion/442 Regimental Combat Team

There's an uncomfortable and ever growing list of moselms who are/were members of the US Armed Forces who have decided to go all jihaad and attack, maim, wound and murder their fellow servicemen.

But don't dare call it terrorism.

Anyhow, I'm sure many of you are familiar with the 100 Bn/442 RCT, otherwise known as the "Go For Broke" unit of World War II fame. By the war’s end, the 442nd was the most decorated unit in U.S. military history for its size and length of service.

And they were made up almost entirely of Americans of Japanese ancestry ("AJA's" as they were officially known at the time). Even though many of these men had family members who were in Interment Camps, these same men fought to prove their loyalty to the United States of America.

They fought to the tune of 1 Medal of Honor, 52 Distinguished Service Crosses, 560 Silver Stars, 28 Oak Leaf Clusters to the Silver Star, 4,000 Bronze Stars and 1,200 Oak Leaf Clusters to the Bronze Star, 9,486 Purple Hearts, as well as 8 Presidential Unit Citations.

The Nisei fought for their nation, and earned respect as well as an unbelievably high number of decorations for personal heroism.

What do the moslems have to show for their time in service? A body count.
I'VE FOUND MY DREAM JOB!
Ohhh.... a "Vatican II" parish!

Helmet tip to the enigmatic C

Yes, I'm putting for this job. Emphasis mine, and my comments in black.

Director of Pastoral Ministries
Full Job Description

The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi seeks a creative, visionary leader to serve as Director of Pastoral Ministries for a 4600+ household, Vatican II parish.
(Thank God/Goddess/Supreme Being/Allah/My Big Buddy In The Sky! I'm so glad you've decided to disregard the 1,978 years prior to the Second Vatican Council. All those fuddy-duddies ranging from Pope St. Peter to Pope Pius XII. What did they know?) This is a full-time, professional, ministerial position with benefits. The Director supervises the Pastoral Ministries team (Great! I am directly in charge! Good to see you folks have the Presider someplace other than. We certainly don't need his interferance.) consisting of:

- Coordinator of Family Life (No priest. Cool.)

- Coordinator of Pastoral Care (No priest. Dig it, baby.)

- Coordinator of Ministry Resources of the Franciscan Coalition for Justice & Peace (A title with this many big words must be important.)

- Coordinator of Program Development of the Franciscan Coalition for Justice & Peace (Ditto.)

- Support staff and volunteer ministry coordinators (Wow... even the support staff and volunteers!? Looks like I'll be running the entire shooting match.)

The Director also serves on the pastor’s leadership team. (Please tell me he's just a figure head.) Ideal candidate has a degree and/or comparable experience in business administration and theology, plus experience leading a team of lay ministers and volunteers. (I'm currently employed with ACORN. I know all about business administration. Especially the horizontal kind.) A working knowledge of or a willingness to learn Catholic Social Teaching is required. (You mean I don't even have to know about what you call "Social Teaching"?) Experience working with the Social Mission of the Catholic Church is a plus. ( I don't know about "the Social Mission of the Catholic Church", but I've read the Communist Manifesto twice and subscribe to The Daily Worker. Is that close enough?)
Send resume and 3 professional references by November 30, 2009 to search@stfrancisraleigh.org, or to: Search Committee, Attn: Joan Port, The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi, 11401 Leesville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613.
The USCCB Gets It Wrong...
Yet again

Pope Leo XIII spoke definitively in regards to the invalidity of Anglican Orders. Long story short... they simply don't exist. You'd think the USCCB would know that. Guess not.

The USCCB can refer to Mr. Rowan Williams as 'Reverend', 'Minister' or on formal occasions, 'Doctor', but never, never 'Archbishop'.

Imagine my suprise when I read the headline on the news organ of the USCCB, the Catholic News Service. Here's some of the article in question;
Outreach to former Anglicans not model of ecumenism, archbishop says

ROME (CNS) -- Calling Pope Benedict XVI's arrangement for Anglicans wanting to become Roman Catholics "the elephant in the room," the spiritual head of the Anglican Communion [Rowan Williams] said the pope's move was nothing groundbreaking from an ecumenical viewpoint.

Allowing the Anglicans to maintain elements of their Anglican heritage "shows some marks of the recognition that diversity of ethos does not in itself compromise the unity of the Catholic Church," the archbishop said.

However, he said, it does not fulfill one of the goals of ecumenism, which is to bring Christian churches into full unity without one denomination absorbing another.
Nooooooo... back in August, 2008 I did a post concerning the the difference between ecumenism and dialogue.

Again, you'd think the USCCB would know the difference.

Again, guess not.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Funny, The Press Is Allowed Full Access On Base When The Zero Visited
But not in this case? Hmmm...

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be visiting the US Army's Fort Bragg here in North Carolina next week. But unlike when The Zero visited there more than a few months back, the media will be highly restricted and under close supervision when they cover Governor Palin's visit next week.

Here's the article in it's entirety from the AP; (Emphasis mine)
Army limits media access at Palin event at NC base
The U.S. Army now says it will allow media limited access to Sarah Palin's appearance at Fort Bragg.

Army officials had said they would prohibit coverage of Palin's on-post event, saying it would turn into political grandstanding against President Barack Obama.

The Associated Press and The Fayetteville Observer objected and the military changed its position slightly on Thursday night. It will grant a pool of reporters restricted access to Monday's appearance.

Fort Bragg spokesman Col. Billy Buckner said members of the media will not be allowed to interview the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and will be barred from talking to her supporters on post.

Buckner said the setup will allow reporters their right to access while preventing the event from turning political.
Hey Army, just let the press cover the appearance unencumbered, and we, the American people, will draw our own conclusions. You know, that whole First Amendment thingee?

After all, this isn't about National Security, but it is about Totalitarianism and Dictatorship.
To Be Honest, I'm Sick Of Hearing About CCHD
But when I saw this on the blog ran by Joe of St. Thérèse, I gave it a second thought

Wandering The Streets Of America?
Or Britain, or Japan, or Italy, or Germany, et cetera, et alii

Yes, this handsome individual comes complete with the long knife/box cutter combination - perfect for carving off the heads of businessmen who helped rebuild Iraq, and cutting the throats of stewardesses!

He also comes equipped with the weapon of choice for terrorists... oops, I mean purveyors of Man-Caused Disasters... the AK-47. Hey, sometimes accuracy must be sacrificed for volume of fire.

And at the appropriate time, he'll be unveiling the latest to his inventory, NBC weapons! (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical. Or in the case of the obama administration: NoBody Cares.)

OK, all joking aside... isn't this the same shit-bag who already told a judge that he was guilty? Yep, sure is. So why in the hell are we going through with this joke of a trial?

Especially in light that the Demoralizer-in-Chief has stated that they are guilty and will be executed. From The Zero's interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd;
TODD: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed - can you understand why it is offensive to some for this terrorist to get all the legal privileges of any American citizen?

OBAMA: I don't think it will be offensive at all when he's convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him.
I've got to ask again... why in the hell are we going through with this so-called "trial"? The chance exists that this scumbag very well could walk.

How do you feel about him "walking" in your town... your neighborhood... kicking in the door to your home?
Can't Say I'm Much Of An Opera Fan
But I'd see this one

Helmet tip to my friend Helen in NY. As she said in her e-mail to me concerning the below video; (And this video's enough to make you weep.)
"True "Feminists" bravely face guillotine during terror-filled French Revolution. Their voices silenced one by one. Small wonder that La Belle France hasn't been much of a fighting force since "Liberte, Fraternite, Egalite'...for what?"


For those unfamiliar with the prayer being sung, here it is -
Latin Text

Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiae,
vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
ad te clamamus
exsules filii Hevae,
ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia, ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos
misericordes oculos ad nos converte;
et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.

Traditional English Translation (North America):

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

V./ Pray for us O holy Mother of God,
R./ that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
This opera is based on the actual events that took place during the Reign of Terror otherwise known as the French Revolution. Here is some background information from New Advent.org;
The Sixteen Blessed Teresian Martyrs of Compiègne

Guillotined at the Place du Trône Renversé (now called Place de la Nation), Paris, 17 July, 1794. They are the first sufferers under the French Revolution on whom the Holy See has passed judgment, and were solemnly beatified 27 May, 1906. Before their execution they knelt and chanted the "Veni Creator", as at a profession, after which they all renewed aloud their baptismal and religious vows. The novice was executed first and the prioress last. Absolute silence prevailed the whole time that the executions were proceeding. The heads and bodies of the martyrs were interred in a deep sand-pit about thirty feet square in a cemetery at Picpus. As this sand-pit was the receptacle of the bodies of 1298 victims of the Revolution, there seems to be no hope of their relics being recovered. Their names are as follows:

Madeleine-Claudine Ledoine (Mother Teresa of St. Augustine), prioress, b. in Paris, 22 Sept., 1752, professed 16 or 17 May, 1775;

Marie-Anne (or Antoinette) Brideau (Mother St. Louis), sub-prioress, b. at Belfort, 7 Dec., 1752, professed 3 Sept, 1771;

Marie-Anne Piedcourt (Sister of Jesus Crucified), choir-nun, b. 1715, professed 1737; on mounting the scaffold she said "I forgive you as heartily as I wish God to forgive me";

Anne-Marie-Madeleine Thouret (Sister Charlotte of the Resurrection), sacristan, b. at Mouy, 16 Sept., 1715, professed 19 Aug., 1740, twice sub-prioress in 1764 and 1778. Her portrait is reproduced opposite p. 2 of Miss Willson's work cited below;

Marie-Antoniette or Anne Hanisset (Sister Teresa of the Holy Heart of Mary), b. at Rheims in 1740 or 1742, professed in 1764;

Marie-Françoise Gabrielle de Croissy (Mother Henriette of Jesus), b. in Paris, 18 June, 1745, professed 22 Feb., 1764, prioress from 1779 to 1785;

Marie-Gabrielle Trézel (Sister Teresa of St. Ignatius), choir-nun, b. at Compiègne, 4 April, 1743, professed 12 Dec., 1771;

Rose-Chrétien de la Neuville, widow, choir-nun (Sister Julia Louisa of Jesus), b. at Loreau (or Evreux), in 1741, professed probably in 1777;

Anne Petras (Sister Mary Henrietta of Providence), choir-nun, b. at Cajarc (Lot), 17 June, 1760, professed 22 Oct., 1786.

Concerning Sister Euphrasia of the Immaculate Conception accounts vary. Miss Willson says that her name was Marie Claude Cyprienne Brard, and that she was born 12 May, 1736; Pierre, that her name was Catherine Charlotte Brard, and that she was born 7 Sept., 1736. She was born at Bourth, and professed in 1757;

Marie-Geneviève Meunier (Sister Constance), novice, b. 28 May, 1765, or 1766, at St. Denis, received the habit 16 Dec., 1788. She mounted the scaffold singing "Laudate Dominum". In addition to the above, three lay sisters suffered and two tourières.

The lay sisters are:

Angélique Roussel (Sister Mary of the Holy Ghost), lay sister, b. at Fresnes, 4 August, 1742, professed 14 May, 1769;

Marie Dufour (Sister St. Martha), lay sister, b. at Beaune, 1 or 2 Oct., 1742, entered the community in 1772;

Julie or Juliette Vérolot (Sister St. Francis Xavier), lay sister, b. at Laignes or Lignières, 11 Jan., 1764, professed 12 Jan., 1789.

The two tourières, who were not Carmelites at all, but merely servants of the nunnery were: Catherine and Teresa Soiron, b. respectively on 2 Feb., 1742 and 23 Jan., 1748 at Compiègne, both of whom had been in the service of the community since 1772.

The opera itself was based on the novelette "The Song at the Scaffold" by Gertrud Von Le Fort, who wrote it in 1931 five years after converting to Catholicism. At that time she was considered Germany's most influential Catholic poet and novelist.
(retrieved from Amazon.com)

I have also found this article on GuardDuty.wordpress.com;
...16 Carmelite nuns, consecrated to the Virgin Mother of Jesus Christ, and daily offering themselves in holocaust to restore peace to France and to her Christian church, found themselves condemned to death on July 17 as “enemies of the people” for “annihilating public freedom”.

The execution of Sister Constance, the first to die

Sister Constance, in a panic so shortly before for not having finished her office, is summoned by the prioress and confidently approaches. Reports are that all panic was suddenly gone. Fully conscious that her vows had at last been pronounced and that she was indeed dying as a professed Carmelite, she seems transfigured by the life-giving Spirit just invoked. She kneels at her prioress’s feet, her first and last act of submission as a professed Carmelite. A final maternal blessing is given and the tiny clay image of the Virgin and Child, cupped in the prioress’s palm, is proferred to this youngest daughter for a last kiss.

Head humbly bowed, Sister Constance, asks in a clear, young voice:

“Permission to die, Mother?”
“Go, my daughter!”

It is reported that it was after rising from her knees to face the machine, and as she started up the steps of the scaffold, that Sister Constance intoned the first line of the psalm, Laudate Dominum omnes gentes. It was the psalm sung by Saint Teresa of Avila at the foundation of a new Carmel… Now, 190 years later, in that same city where Christian civilization seemed to be in its death throes as the old order collapsed, the familiar verses, spontaneously begun by Sister Constance at the foot of the guillotine, were taken up by the surprised nuns “with greater fervor than harmony.”

By the way, don't kid yourselves. If militant atheistic secularists, especially those of the homosexual variety had it their way, all faithful Catholics would be executed as “enemies of the people” for “annihilating public freedom”.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Who Can Brown Murder For You?
I just may stick with the good ol' Post Office

Life Decisions International has just issued a partial list of companies who fund Planned Parenthood.

Craig Taylor (shirts)
Whole Foods Market
JPMorgan Chase
(including Chase Bank, & Bank One)
Bank of America
Lost Arrow (Patagonia)
Wells Fargo (including Wachovia)
Chevron (including Caltex, Texaco, Xpress Lube)
eBay (including PayPal)
Kenneth Cole
Nike
Midas
Marriott
(including Courtyard, Fairfield, Renaissance, Ritz-Carlton, etc.)
Johnson & Johnson
Sonic (drive-in restaurants). And this is just a partial list!

The Boycott List includes a section called Dishonorable Mention, which lists seemingly innocuous nonprofit organizations that are involved with Planned Parenthood or otherwise active in the Culture of Death. Among the groups included are;

Outward Bound West
American Automobile Association
(AAA)
Kaiser Permanente
The Salvation Army
American Cancer Society
Dr. Phil Foundation
American Association of Retired Persons
(AARP)
Camp Fire
Girl Scouts
Kiwanis Club
Rotary International
March of Dimes
Lions Club
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
American Diabetes Association
Young Womens Christian Association (YWCA)


Involvement ranges from donating funds to pro-abortion groups (or allowing affiliates to do so), supporting anti-life causes, allowing pro-abortion groups access to membership, adopting an official pro-abortion policy position, and so forth.

Be sure to check out our section on
Local/Regional Boycott Targets (updated on June 11, 2009).
And The California Catholic reports;

New boycott targets, appearing on the pre-Christmas 2009 edition of the Planned Parenthood boycott list include;

Buffalo Wild Wings (restaurants)
Estée Lauder (cosmetics/personal care products)
Computer Sciences Corporation (information technology)
United Parcel Service (shipping services)
The Silence From Rome Is Deafening
The time is NOW!

This guy is by definition, a liberal American Episcopalian. If this ... "individual"... so desires to be a liberal American Episcopalian, great. Cross the Thames, catch a flight out of Dublin International straight to Sham Francisco, from there, have a ball. Heresy it up, baby.

In the meantime, do us all a favor and at least make your schism formal. You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here. Even better - Rome can actually do something about this de facto heretic.

Here's the article from Ireland On Line; (Emphasis and comments mine)
Bishop questions ban on women priests
14/11/2009 - 09:21:48

Bishop of Killaloe Willie Walsh has questioned the right of women to be ordained - challenging the papal ban. (No, it's not a Papal ban. It's a Jesus ban. If Christ would have wanted women priests, He would have ordained women priests. But He didn't. Must be that whole The Church is their bride thingee. After all, women can't have a bride, right?)

Bishop Walsh - who'll celebrate 50 years as a bishop this year - expressed sadness at the Church's exclusion of homosexuals and divorcees. (More red flags here than a May Day parade in Moscow. BTW, The Church does NOT "exclude" homosexuals or divorcees. The Church DOES make very clear what their status is. Hell, this is basic Catholicism 101 here.)

He also challenged a lesser Vatican rule which refuses the Eucharist to Protestants. (A "lesser" Vatican rule? The Eucharist is central to Catholicism. And do I really have to revisit the Protestant denial of The Real Presence, again? But I digress, this is Catholicism 101 here. What child wrote this alleged news article?)

Bishop Walsh was addressing the Association of European Journalists in Dublin last night where he said Ireland's Catholic bishops 'owe a debt of gratitude to journalists for investigating and exposing' the abuse scandals highlighted in the Ryan report.
(Noooooo.... maybe if many of your ilk would have kept active homosexuals from being ordained, and then if many of your same ilk wouldn't have covered-up the same scandal, then there would have been no need for investigative reporting. Basically, if many of you bishops would have just been honest and shown just a modicum of integrity, none of this would have happened to begin with. But no... You and yours are too stupid to realize that with active homosexual predators comes homosexual rape. But for whatever bizarre reason, this is the fault of the Catholic Church, and not you evil men within the Catholic Church.)
St. Charles Borromeo, pray for us.