Thursday, April 29, 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Now the bishops call for letter writing to stop abortion tainted vaccines
Now, after the horse is out of the barn and millions are compromised morally by accepting the vaccines, the bishops are calling for Catholics to take action against development of vaccines, like those for COVID, which are developed by research using aborted children.
See that here https://www.usccb.org/prolife/vaccines-and-biomedical-research
Meanwhile here’s my take on vaccines, apart from moral issues related to abortion. I’m currently in Facebook “jail” for this post questioning vaccine groupthink.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021
St George, patron of US Army Armor Branch, pray for us!
God is still the best doctor and prayer is still the best medicine
German bishops shedding “Catholic” identity to escape bias and retain “Kirche geld”
The two primary denominations in Germany, Catholic and Lutheran, derive their support by means of direct payment by taxpayers who designate where their church offerings go. This is known colloquially as “kirche geld.”
German “Catholic” bishops don’t want to lose kirche geld as attendance falls and antipathy takes the place of apathy so they are now combining with Lutherans to shed anti-Catholic bias. They will accomplish this by giving away the Body of Christ for the new version of “thirty pieces of silver”. Lutherans and, in effect, anyone at all will now officially receive Holy Communion at Catholic Masses regardless of their relationship, real or nonexistent, to Catholic faith and morals.
The bishops are accelerating this practical apostasy by inviting heretics to receive Communion, and signaling approval of open Communion to the Church generally, at an upcoming ecumenical event. See screenshot of article by Gloria.tv below. Full post is at link following this post.
Their race to embrace LGBT and every other new weird heresy is further evidence of their fight for financial survival as novus ordo church implodes on their watch. Or, rather, under their neglect and malfeasance.
Where did you think their retirement pensions are going to come from?
It’s obvious. Don’t give them credit for being imaginative. They would have figured out how to remain Catholic if they had functioning intellects.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
“Systemic racism” is an injustice of indictment like spraying bullets indiscriminately into a crowded room
Racism exists. Injustice exists. All of us should fight it. First of all in ourselves. Never make judgments based on appearances. “Love one another”.
Fight all injustice, to include racism.
Saying that racism is systemic, however, is indicting our neighbors indiscriminately, including those who are innocent. Which is another injustice.
Using such a phrase systematically is like spraying bullets into a room full of people, none of whom deserve to be judged guilty without a chance to defend themselves. Or change for the better, with help encouragement and prayer.
Doesn’t our Christian faith forbid judging. What happened to “Who am I to judge?” Or is that only for cases of sexual sin?
I meet good people all the time. I see how they demonstrate their love and care for everyone without regard to race, creed, or social status.
Build on the good, work to overcome evil, pray. But don’t judge entire groups of people and entire countries as guilty without evidence.
Don’t we believe good is systemic? Isn’t that what we mean by grace?
Friday, April 16, 2021
Rebuilding the Christian Order in the Midst of a Crumbling Civilization
By Father Kevin M Cusick
There really is no debate that the Church is in crisis, or perhaps undergoing a series of crises. Some crises come from inside the Church and some from circumstances outside the Church.
Vatican II was a crisis or change, no matter your point of view, that originated from within the Church.
However, Vatican II was at the same time a response precisely to the world outside ecclesial bounds. The trouble with responses is that they are based on perceptions and perceptions are not scientific and differ for each person.
Our responses are always based in part on a mix of emotions and reason. Only a very honest and severe examination can separate the one from the other.
The Church is the Body of Christ in the world, divine in origin and being because of grace and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The Church is also flesh because of her baptized members. That flesh is prone to mortal sin.
The worst afflictions or crises come from within the Church and, among these, mortal sin and scandal attaching to it are the very worst.
This is affirmed by Benedict XVI, in holy wisdom filtered from a long line of popes and sainted mystics and visionaries such as Saint Catherine of Siena and Saint Bernadette who is reported to have said “I fear only bad Catholics”.
Yes, there are problems for the Church, but the first and greatest problems for her are Catholics who are not holy.
When a person has cancer there is a crisis afflicting the body which has the potential to destroy life. A doctor will prescribe another series of crises or responses to the cancer in order to reestablish a semblance of normalcy so that life can go on, however differently than before.
Cancer or other diseases cause pain and suffering. Medical interventions cause suffering as well. The patient, with a doctor’s help, must see the pain of treatment as a necessary evil in order to prolong the good of life.
This is metaphoric for the individuals who comprise social bodies as well. However, when a patient is spiritually ill and realizes that the moral pain he suffers results from immoral pleasure or sin, he must be instructed that the remedy involves the will of the patient to avoid the near occasions of sin in the future as well as repentance in Confession.
The medical analogy of the Eucharist as “medicine” for the spiritually weak or sinner breaks down at this point. I have seen the complete rejection of auricular sacramental Confession, even on their deathbed, on the part of those who rightly attended Mass, albeit never on Sunday as a matter of convenience, and consistently received the Eucharist.
I have explained in homilies that Our Lord in the Eucharist is not a med for eradicating all the effects of sin, such as those people take to eradicate the effects of various physical ailments like bad cholesterol or a bad heart or diabetes.
One doesn’t have to cooperate with intellect and will to enjoy the benefits of medication. You simply physically take the pill and it does its work whatever the disposition of the patient.
That’s not how the Eucharist works. Our Lord thus present is grace for those already alive in grace to increase this heavenly foretaste.
The complete neglect of Confession on the part of many of the baptized is indeed a crisis, but its roots are not necessarily found only in changes imposed in the wake of Vatican II.
Whatever the complex picture of its origin it results in those in mortal sin, forgiveable only through Confession, receiving Our Lord in a state of mortal sin, and thereby committing an additional serious sin, as well as uselessly and deceptively going through the motions of holiness.
The worst effect of deception is on the one doing the deceiving. This kind of crisis is a failure of the individual to adapt to the truth. It has nothing to do with the spirit of the age.
Some see crisis for the Church as resulting from a failure to adapt to what is outside of her, to bring the Church into “harmony with the spirit of the age”, as Romano Amerio writes in “Iota Unum”. (page 3)
He goes on,
“It should be remembered in this regard that the Church penetrates the world from its very nature as its leaven, and it can be seen historically to have influenced every facet of the world’s life: did not prescribe even such things as calendars and food? So great did this influence become that the Church was accused of encroaching on temporal matters to the point where a purging or removal of its influence was allegedly needed. The fact is, that the Church’s adaptation to the circumstances in the world is a law of its being, established by a God who Himself condescended to become man, and it is also a law of history, shown by the Church’s continually increasing or decreasing influence on the world’s affairs.” (Ibid.)
The debate about what exactly “aggiornamento” or updating really means in practice rages on.
For Pope Francis it has meant giving to Communion to adulterers, changing the catechism to an irrational exclusion of any recourse at all ever to capital punishment, changing the words of the “Our Father”, the one prayer given by Christ Himself, and officially legislating conferral of the ministry of acolyte and lector upon women.
This is a short list of the DNA alterations in the Church meant to constitutively change the being of the Church Herself in all Her aspects: moral teaching, sacraments, law, liturgy and prayer.
Aggiornamento, for those who are in authority in the church today, means changing absolutely everything except only those very minimal elements which can absolutely be proven to have been required by Christ Himself.
What this means is that, rather than allowing everything in the church to radiate outward from what Christ has instituted and reflected in implementation, we must reverse that idea of radiating Christ and instead radiate the world into the Church, what it thinks, and minimize, reduce only to the barest essentials, what can absolutely be proven by Christ to have been required for salvation.
But perhaps even this gloss is being too generous, because we’ve seen that this can be the wrong pedagogy when you end up giving Holy Communion to adulterers as Amoris Laetitia is clearly meant to do. Pope Francis confirmed this interpretation by inserting a letter stating so from the Bishops of Argentina in the AAS, the Acts of the Apostolic See, which in effect officializes the teachings expressed in documents so inserted.
What does the world offer in example to the Church?
We live in a country that is racing to disfigure itself from one that is open to truth and free to follow it into one that outlaws and persecutes truth. As one example, Catholic evangelizers are being systematically banned from YouTube and other platforms. The Church in some of her aspects seems to be following this very same suicidal path.
Our response must be holiness of life at the parish and family level. Here we preserve life beyond the reach of government funds and government coercion.
We need to communicate with each other. Sunday lunches at my parish following Sunday Mass allow the healthy and holy DNA of the parish to mingle and strengthen each other.
Keep parishes and individuals unmuzzled. Leave room for truth. Stop voting for death and COVID party candidates.
You can’t be COVID and Catholic. Freedom means going with your God-given rights to religious liberty, freedom of expression in Catholic Faith and worship.
Compromised bureaucrats in church and government will not be the heroes when the history of this time is written.
They are characterized by love of power, prestige and self aggrandizement. An office and a letterhead doesn’t mean you are a good Catholic or Christian. We follow a God-Man who had nowhere to lay his head.
Our task is rebuilding the Christian order in the midst of a crumbling civilization. Prepare your children to attend Mass in a barn if need be.
Thank you for reading and praised be the risen Lord Jesus, now and forever.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Catholic families beware of female grifter, “human parasite”
A contact in the parish forward this post from a Facebook account. Mamas don’t let her get near your boys. Read on:
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Divine Mercy Sunday Plenary Indulgence
“We may have been forgiven for our sins sacramentally confessed, but we will have to pay for them on earth and, if death strikes too soon, in Purgatory. But this coming Sunday, we have the chance to scrap such debt. It will be Divine Mercy Sunday that, as decreed by the late St. Pope John Paul II, gives us the chance to avail ourselves of Plenary Indulgence- a total remission of purgation owed for sins.
“There are two things that can be had this Divine Mercy Sunday: the "special graces" promised by Our Lord Jesus, and the Plenary Indulgence offered by the Church for special devotions to the Divine Mercy
“To receive special graces that our Lord promised for Divine Mercy Sunday, the only condition is to receive Holy Communion worthily (or the Vigil celebration) by making a good Confession beforehand and staying in the state of grace and trusting in His Divine Mercy.
“On the other hand, Plenary Indulgence granted by the Church involves the fulfilment of conditions, including prayer for the Holy Father's intentions, Confession and Holy Eucharist, and the carrying out of the special indulgenced work such as participating in public devotions to the Divine Mercy on Divine Mercy Sunday itself.”
Friday, April 9, 2021
Cardinal Burke: Biden is an excommunicated former Catholic
Conscience of Church: Biden Is an Excommunicated Former Catholic
Burke doesn't mention names, however, the most notorious “Catholic” pro-abortion politicians are US president Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Those who publicly violate the moral law are in a state of apostasy, and an apostate incurs automatic excommunication, Burke explains.
He adds that this person is also in heresy who incurs automatic excommunication if he obstinately denies that abortion is an intrinsic evil as taught by divine and Catholic faith.
With the progressive downfall of Francis' pontificate, Cardinal Burke has become the conscience of the Catholic Church.
Picture: Raymond Burke, #newsQxykrdhyjw
Thursday, April 8, 2021
RIP Wes Beisel
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Wes Beisel, a Calvert County, Maryland, law enforcement officer who took his life today. He leaves behind a wife and two small boys. Please remember this Catholic family also in your prayers.
Through the kindness of a colleague holy Masses will be offered for the repose of his soul at Saint Francis de Sales in Benedict, Maryland.
May his soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Former Pfizer VP: ‘Your government is lying to you in a way that could lead to your death.’
‘Look out the window, and think, “why is my government lying to me about something so fundamental?” Because, I think the answer is, they are going to kill you using this method. They’re going to kill you and your family.’
April 7, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Dr. Michael Yeadon, Pfizer’s former Vice President and Chief Scientist for Allergy & Respiratory who spent 32 years in the industry leading new medicines research and retired from the pharmaceutical giant with “the most senior research position” in his field, spoke with LifeSiteNews.
He addressed the “demonstrably false” propaganda from governments in response to COVID-19, including the “lie” of dangerous variants, the totalitarian potential for “vaccine passports,” and the strong possibility we are dealing with a “conspiracy” which could lead to something far beyond the carnage experienced in the wars and massacres of the 20th century.
His main points included:
- There is “no possibility” current variants of COVID-19 will escape immunity. It is “just a lie.”
- Yet, governments around the world are repeating this lie, indicating that we are witnessing not just “convergent opportunism,” but a “conspiracy.” Meanwhile media outlets and Big Tech platforms are committed to the same propaganda and the censorship of the truth.
- Pharmaceutical companies have already begun to develop unneeded “top-up” (“booster”) vaccines for the “variants.” The companies are planning to manufacture billions of vials, in addition to the current experimental COVID-19 “vaccine” campaign.
- Regulatory agencies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency, have announced that since these “top-up” vaccines will be so similar to the prior injections which were approved for emergency use authorization, drug companies will not be required to “perform any clinical safety studies.”
- Thus, this virtually means that design and implementation of repeated and coerced mRNA vaccines “go from the computer screen of a pharmaceutical company into the arms of hundreds of millions of people, [injecting] some superfluous genetic sequence for which there is absolutely no need or justification.”
- Why are they doing this? Since no benign reason is apparent, the use of vaccine passports along with a “banking reset” could issue in a totalitarianism unlike the world has ever seen. Recalling the evil of Stalin, Mao, and Hitler, “mass depopulation” remains a logical outcome.
- The fact that this at least could be true means everyone must “fight like crazy to make sure that system never forms.”
Much, much, much more at LSN: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/exclusive-former-pfizer-vp-your-government-is-lying-to-you-in-a-way-that-could-lead-to-your-death?utm_source=top_news&utm_campaign=standard
Monday, April 5, 2021
The best and the brightest aren’t following the lead of the boss
Take one look at this priest offering holy Mass outdoors at a Mass rock on a remote island in Ireland, where Mass is once again illegal inside a church building, and tell me if you think he’s following the lead of corrupt and anti-Christ Rome.
Whatever you may choose to conclude, it is clear that the Church’s best and brightest are definitely not taking their cues from the higher ups in Rome and elsewhere.
The future of the Church is looking real good as far as I can see.
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Resurrexit sicut dixit, Alleluia!
Saturday, April 3, 2021
My latest column: “We Gave Up Our Church Building for Lent”
By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK
“Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”
When the Lord used the image of a temple for His sacred Body the metaphor was possible because of the greatest achievement of the Jewish people. They had constructed one of the wonders of the ancient world, vast in its magnificence and unexcelled in beauty, the monumental and iconic edifice in Jerusalem for the worship of the true God who revealed Himself to Moses and their Fathers.
In Lent each year we hear again the Gospel of John’s second chapter, which recounts the cleansing of that temple, because of the conversation that follows this dramatic demonstration of the Lord’s zeal for His Father’s house.
“In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers at their business. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all, with the sheep and oxen, out of the temple; and he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, ‘Take these things away; you shall not make my Father’s house a house of trade’” (John 2:14-16).
The Jews challenge Him and He responds with a reference to His own death:
“ ‘What sign have you to show us for doing this?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up’” (John 2:18-19).
Read the rest: https://thewandererpress.com/catholic/news/our-catholic-faith/we-gave-up-our-church-building-for-lent/
Friday, April 2, 2021
Fight blasphemy on Good Friday with this prayer to Our Sorrowful Mother
Fight blasphemy on Good Friday with this prayer to
Our Lady of Sorrows by Saint Alphonsus Liguori
My afflicted Mother, I will not leave thee alone to weep; no, I will accompany thee with my tears. This grace I now ask of thee: obtain that I may always bear in mind and always have a tender devotion towards the Passion of Jesus and thy sorrows, that the remainder of my days may thus be spent in weeping over thus sufferings, my own sweet Mother, and those of my Redeemer.
These sorrows, I trust, will give me the confidence and strength which I shall require at the hour of death, that I may not despair at the sight of the many sins by which I have offended my Lord.
They must obtain me pardon, perseverance, and heaven, where I hope to rejoice with thee, and to sing the infinite mercies of my God for all eternity.
Thus do I hope; thus may it be, Amen.
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