Saturday, April 29, 2017

Lament for a deeply wounded Church

Some things cannot be expressed in just words.  Sometimes they can only be perfectly expressed with the aid of music.

Miserere mei, Deus, by Gregorio Allegri :






This music, normally heard during Holy Week, is just as appropriate now as we witness the ongoing Crucifixion of the Church of Christ.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cardinal Joe Tobin: You make me ill



I believe that's putting it clearly enough.

You are a disgrace to the Church, a disgrace to your Cloth, a disgrace to your simple humanity.

Perhaps you are just a befuddled nonentity trying to make nice with the Big Boys.  Perhaps you are just a plain, simple ignoramus (your photo would suggest that).  You pester and belittle simple priests trying to do their jobs, the typical ploy of cowards and bullies.

Go back to what you know best: mowing lawns, selling women's shoes, bagging groceries, whatever.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Fred Reed analyzes the First Transgender President

Says Fred:

Oh Lord, it’s happening–the remanufacture of Trump by the Establishment. During the campaign, Trump and the Basilisk had nothing in common but their hair dye. Now, almost daily, he looks more like her.
He gets embarrassing. Regarding the alleged gassing in Syria, quoth Donald:
“When you kill innocent children, innocent babies — babies, little babies — with a chemical gas … that crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line. … And I will tell you, that attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me … my attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much.”
God almighty. Who wrote this–a middle school girl with C’s in English, or the President of the United States? Did he retire to his bedroom for a good cry?
Apparently he ordered his missile strike without bothering to find out what happened. The usual suspects are driving him like a sports car.
The election was a choice between fetor and a lunatic. We chose the lunatic. Whether this was better than the alternative, we will never know, but Trump is going from bad to worse, or as the Mexicans say, de Guatemala a Guatepeor.
Does he believe this stuff? Is he naive enough to think that there was something unusually horrible about the attack? Horrible, yes, but not in the least unusual. Do you know what everyday, boring artillery does to children? Five-hundred-pound bombs? Hellfire rockets? Daily Mr. Trump’s military and his allies daily drop shrapnel-producing explosives on people, cities, towns, adults, children, weddings and goatherds in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. Good draft-dodger that he was, he probably has never seen any of this. Good psychopath that he may be, he may not care


Read the whole article.


The Trumpette ?

Saturday, April 22, 2017

For England....

...which suffers so terribly under a never-ending reign of evildoers and maniacs:




Image courtesy http://catholicgo.org/dedication-of-england-to-the-mother-of-god/


Remember in your prayers the beautiful isle that was once Our Lady's Dowry.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Frankenfish



Capitalism Run Amok Dept.


We are now entering the realm wherein an already insane Frankenstein-inspired corporate mentality has gone completely off the rails and entered into very, very dark territory.

These people are certifiably crazy:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/12/01/fda-approves-genetically-engineered-salmon.aspx?e_cid=20151201Z1_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20151201Z1&et_cid=DM91601&et_rid=1242961844


Genetically modifying living things for no other reason than to increase corporate profits, public health notwithstanding.

They are stark, staring mad.




                      

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The New World Order of the Pope's Good Friend

Here is a longish - and quite revealing - interview with the Pope's good friend, Jeffrey Sachs, a man we ignore at our peril.  We bring it to your attention so that we can better understand the mindset of those who are committed to remolding the world to their own liking and in their own image.

In his exaltation of a "new world order", Mr Sachs, whose arrogance is really a sight to behold, minces few words as he lays out his vision for what he wishes to see in the very near future.  For Catholics, it isn't pretty; for the sane, it isn't pretty.  For Mr Sachs, it is just glorious.

Pope Francis is apparently a friend and confidant of Mr Sachs.  Given what this papacy has been degenerating into this is hardly surprising.   Yet still, it pays to understand what goes through the brain of people like Sachs, who is a well-connected man very much at home with the ruling elite who work behind-the-scenes to destroy the last vestiges of Christendom.  The video is a bit over an hour.

We give you Mr Sachs:


Monday, April 17, 2017

What about Syria's Christians ?

An interesting article which goes into some depth about who it is in the Syrian mess that is rooting for the killing of its Christian population and who it is who is defending them.

If we talk much here about this terrible conflict it is because we hate injustice.  It is really that simple.

From Russian Insider:

Easter is the holiest day in the Christian calendar. For Christians, Easter is the ultimate victory of God over Satan; a permanent victory, a kind of cosmic check-mate.


But for Christians in Syria, this Easter has a special meaning: Victory over those who have sought, with western backing, to destroy them. 
"Responsible" media outlets never speak of it, but anyone rooting for regime change in Syria also supports the murder of Christians. Syria is secular state that has been fighting terrorists and jihadists for the last six years. If Assad goes, Syria's Christians will cease to exist.


Read the whole article.

Also interesting:


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter 2017 AD


I take this opportunity to wish all those who visit here, from all over the world, and their families, a blessed and most happy Easter.

Christ is risen ;  indeed He has risen.

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Attack on Syria

Being shocked and disgusted by US actions is nothing new to this writer, but the US attack on Syria today takes the cake.



From Russia Insider:


In a statement given on Friday morning in Moscow, Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the US missile strikes against Syria were planned well in advance of the alleged "gas attack" in Idlib province on Tuesday.
According to Zakharova:
It is obvious that these missile strikes were planned before. For every expert it is obvious that this decision was made well in advance and before the Idlib events.
She also says that recent events in Syria are being used as a distraction as the US carries out deadly airstrikes in Mosul.


Read the rest here.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

James Larson on the Sinister Folly that is Democracy



Here is Part 2 of Mr Larson's study of the Democracy facade.  Part 1 is to be found on the same page. We highly recommend this insightful piece.



Under Every Green Tree
Part II
Democracy and the Spirit of Antichrist
Never to have known Jesus Christ in any way is the greatest of misfortunes, but it involves no perversity or ingratitude. But, after having known, to reject or forget Him, is such a horrible and mad crime as to be scarcely credible.”
Do away with the obstacles to the spirit of Christianity; revive and make it strong in the State, and the State will be recreated ….The security of the State demands that we should be brought back to Him from whom we ought never to have departed, to Him who is the way, the truth, and the life, not as individuals merely, but as human society through all its extent. Christ our Lord must be reinstated as the Ruler of human society. It belongs to Him, as do all its members. All the elements of the commonwealth; legal commands and prohibitions, popular institutions, schools, marriage, home-life, the workshop, and the palace, all must be made to come to that fountain and imbibe the life that comes from Him….About the “rights of man,” as they are called, the multitude has heard enough; it is time they should hear of the rights of God.”
Pope Leo XIII – Encyclical Tametsi (On Christ Our Redeemer), 1900)
The U.S. Constitution is founded upon two errors which have consistently worked to erode and destroy the faith of Catholics for over two centuries. In Part I of this series, I explored the first of these errors, which is to be found in the First Amendment (the first article of the Bill of Rights): “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press….” This fundamental rule of American jurisprudence is a direct denial of the Social Kingship of Christ – which entails that only the Catholic Church can build Christian civilization, and that all nations will only be blessed to the extent that they embrace this Kingship under the spiritual guidance of Christ’s Mystical Body, the Catholic Church. For a nation to declare neutrality towards this Kingship is to call down upon itself eventual total chaos and dissolution, which is precisely the fate that now hovers over our nation. For a Catholic to be involved (including voting) in any way in the political life of such a nation involves a kind of continual dialogue and compromise with much that is in direct and indirect denial of his faith, and therefore almost necessarily results in intellectual, moral, and spiritual prostitution.
As examined in Part I, the eroding effect of this error upon the intellect and will finally devolved upon a situation in which Catholics en masse voted last November either for a candidate who is militantly pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, and anti-Catholic, on the one hand, or one who through his words and actions during the campaign defined himself as profoundly duplicitous in his pretensions of being Christian, and as a “man of lawlessness” beyond all moral prescriptions and decency.
There is, however, a second error, deeply imbedded in the American system of government, which has a history of deception and captivation of the Christian mind over the past 7 centuries which deserves close examination if we are ever to return as Catholics to an integral understanding of Christ’s Kingship over all individuals and nations. It consists, quite simply, in the formula that government is “of the People, by the People, and for the People”, and is rightly given the name “democracy”, which literally means “people rule” – from the Greek demos (the people), and kratia (rule). Many Americans have the erroneous notion that this phrase is to be found in either the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution. It actually is to be found only in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. But the principle – government of the people and by the people – is certainly the foundation for the Declaration of Independence, and therefore also of the American Constitution: Thus, in the former:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.... That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government….” (Declaration of Independence, second paragraph).
There are of course always deficiencies and injustices in government, and the Declaration of Independence does indeed contain a list of grievances against England and her rule of the colonies. When I was a schoolboy, the main grievance of the colonists was always considered to be “taxation without representation”. I remember later in my adult life reading a news story during the Bicentennial Celebration in Boston in 1976 about a man, dressed as King George III, who jumped upon the stage and cried out, “How do you like taxation with representation?” The same story went on to point out that at the time of the Revolution the tax paid by the average American was one-half of 1%, while now it borders upon 50%. Accurate or not, this story points to the fact that there is always excuse for Revolution under democratic forms of government. We need also point out that the Declaration of Independence does indeed have at least one thing right. Governments are certainly instituted for the good of all its citizens, and among the equal rights of all its citizens is the right to life. Under its prescriptions, therefore, there is now a massive amount of justification, in the form of millions of murdered unborn children, for violent Revolution. This does not entail that you or I advocate such Revolution, but rather that the Declaration of Independence does so itself.
It will be the purpose of this article to prove that it is the fundamental principle of democracy – “the rule of the people” – which actually defines the principle of Revolution which has virtually destroyed Christian Civilization, that it has a long history reaching back into the latter Middle Ages, and that it is a heresy which is responsible not only for the decay of nations, but now also threatens the continuing existence of the Church, and the Papacy upon which it is founded.
I realize that this is a rather large undertaking. And since deception in regard to this subject runs so deep, I believe that a rather unusual approach is required in examining this subject.
It is very difficult for most Americans to believe that there is not something almost sacred about democracy. This, in turn, is intimately tied to a reverence not only for the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, but also for what is termed the “Founding Fathers”. There is something almost Biblical about this reverence – almost as though they were Patriarchs of some sort of New Revelation concerning human rights and freedom.
In order to penetrate through this miasma of false reverence, I therefore intend the following structure to this article: 1) To examine the specific errors of democracy in the light of Catholic doctrine and Papal teachings; 2) To penetrate through the myths concerning the Founding Fathers, including the Catholic “Fathers” of the American Church; 3) To then jump back approximately 700 years in order to examine the origin of and growth of this heresy; 4) Finally, to analyze our present crisis in the light of what we have learned.
Read the whole article.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Why Hungary is Hated



Here is one good reason, stated in the following article.


Hungarian lawmakers from Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party approved a law that could force a university founded by financier George Soros out of the country despite a protest against the plan in Budapest and condemnation abroad. The legislation passed with 123 votes in favor and 38 against, while 38 deputies did not vote. Voting was briefly interrupted by the sound of a siren blaring from a megaphone held up by an independent lawmaker in protest.
Addressing parliament before the vote, Orban's human affairs minister said institutions backed by Soros were trying to undermine Hungary's government by "averting democratic rules".
The bill passed despite days of protests (sponsored by Soros' very own Open Society according to some skeptics) and culminates a conflict that’s become emblematic of concerns that "liberal democracy" according to Bloomberg, or at least George Soros' influence, is in retreat in the eastern European nation.
On Friday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a staunch critic of Soros and his various liberal civil organizations said the Central European University had violated regulations in awarding its diplomas, an allegation the college firmly rejected.  Parliament, where Orban’s party has a commanding majority, approved the bill tightening regulation on foreign universities on Tuesday, the same day legislators had the first chance to debate it. Ruling-party lawmakers on late Monday amended the bill, tightening deadlines for universities to meet new regulations. The bill modifies rules regulating the 28 foreign universities in Hungary.
Orban has regularly blamed the Hungarian-born billionaire investor and philanthropist, who also funds organizations that seek to promote human rights and government transparency, for trying to undermine him.

Read the whole article.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Oligarch Murders























It is interesting to examine the case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the instant billionaire.  


News that the Russian authorities are pressing murder charges against the former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky provokes many thoughts.
Rumours that Khodorkovsky employed hitmen to dispose of his enemies have circulated for many years.  
There is no doubt some of Khodorkovsky’s enemies did meet untimely deaths.  A particularly notorious case is the one of Vladimir Petukhov, the mayor of Nefteyugansk, who was killed in 1998 after publicly insisting that Khodorkovsky's oil company Yukos pay its taxes.  
It seems that the case the Russian authorities are now attempting to bring against Khodorkovsky may relate to this case.
Though the rumours that Petukhnov was killed on Khodorkovsky’s orders have always been there, they have never resulted in a prosecution of Khodorkovsky because no witnesses have ever come forward to confirm them.
The central figure in the case is a man called Aleksey Pichugin.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Our Amazing Pope

The faith and morals of the world are collapsing, the Faith is being trashed by the treachery of Vatican insiders, the world edges towards war, nations are being destroyed by the anti-Christian forces, the sewage of sex perversity is being rammed down every institution on earth, cowardice reigns supreme and the future looks dim but our Pope and his array of stooges are concerned about real, important problems...

....like global warming.

From RT Today, via Reuters:

The Vatican urged US President Donald Trump to listen to “dissenting voices” and reconsider his position on climate change on Thursday, saying the US risked being supplanted by China as leader in environmental protection. “This is a challenge for us,” said Cardinal Peter Turkson, the pope’s point man for the environmental, immigration and development, when asked about Trump’s executive order dismantling Obama-era climate change regulations and his immigration policies. “Other positions and political voices will emerge and so we hope that Trump himself will reconsider some of his decisions,” Turkson said. (Reuters

Let us hope that the dim bulb who now occupies the place of Peter finally burns out.  Soon.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Murderers of Christians are protected once again

Just as Syria, along with its invited allies Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, have been pushing back the Christian killers in this terrible conflict, Israel steps in and bombs those protecting the Christians.

Here is a fascinating discussion which shows the depravity of the situation.

https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/381718-syria-escalation-international-war/

Sunday, March 19, 2017

St Joseph has never, ever failed our family

And that is a true statement.

I have lost count of the number times either I or my family have been.helped by him.  I have not the slightest doubt that countless others can say the same thing about this sometimes neglected Saint. Why write such a short post about such a great Saint?  I just thought I'd like to mention in public print my gratitude to him.

Everyone who needs him as I do more than ever might thank him on this his Feast Day.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

AT&T, Walmart, Coca-Cola and Toyota: Sponsors of Pedophilia

Though not news to this writer a recent article on LifeSite News once again demonstrated the glaringly obvious fact that Big Business works with Big Buggery to smash families and support noted pedophiles like our old friend, Terry Bean.

Terry Bean and friend
This corporate support for this unspeakable unnatural vice stinks to high Heaven and anyone who calls himself a human being, let alone a Christian, should never do business with any of these companies that support people like Bean and the organization he heads.  That he is not behind bars or hanging from a lamp post says a lot about the near-total degradation of America.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/an-inside-look-at-the-international-lgbt-leaders-conference-and-what-really

It was the corporations aligned with the Sodomites who rocketed into Indiana and essentially ordered the state to drop its religious protection law.  A craven Governor named Mike Pence went along with the cave-in, which should be a big clue as to what to expect from his as Vice-President.  A clueless Donald Trump supported the Indiana cave-in as well, which should also give you some clues as to what to expect from him.

The real enemies of mankind are not screaming jihadist fanatics but instead those who network internationally to utterly destroy the family (and also support jihadist fanaticism as well).  Look who supports this onslaught of sex perversion and family annihilation.  Zero in on the real villains, the manipulators, the string-pullers who finance and arrange these onslaughts.

Never do business with the promoters of this.  LifeSite names quite a few.  There are many others.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Council of the Craven Pledges Allegiance to Their Lord

Lifesite News informs us as the usual gang of cowards, idiots, boot-lickers, time servers, flunkeys, oily reptiles, queers and trucklers, also known as the College of Cardinals, have abased themselves once again by a typically revolting display of base servility.  Gosh, what a surprise !

Notice they pledge allegiance to Francis, not the Catholic Church and all She teaches and believes.

This getting more than comical; it's like watching the Titanic Band playing while the ship is sinking fast.  It's sad to see George Pell's name among these characters (I once held out some hope for him) but that is a good example of a man worrying more about his career than the Church he allegedly serves.  It is not surprising to see such stink weed as Maradiaga and O'Malley on the list.  They would slit their grandmother's throat for a few shekels.

Of course this is yet another distraction from the Dubia which remains unanswered and probably never will until God lifts Francis out of his shiny shoes for his final appointment with Him.

While this is a laughable display of slavishness and doesn't amount to anything important I still am sick unto death watching the disintegration of the Church.

Sieg Heil !

Monday, March 6, 2017

An interesting new look into the Dreyfus Affair....and it complements today's Catholic woes

Every time Mr Shamir puts pen to paper, more frequently now than ever thank goodness, he brings in new insights and new information detailing the world's vicious attack against the Church. Though an Orthodox believer his sympathy for Catholicism is clear from his writings.

Alfred Dreyfus, a French Jewish officer, was jailed for spying at the end of the 19thcentury. His case divided France, and ended with resounding victory for Dreyfus’ supporters. Consequently, Dreyfus was exonerated and reinstalled in the army. Now, a hundred years later, he has made a comeback. His story is about to become a film directed by Roman Polanski. A brilliant British Catholic writer, Piers Paul Read, published a 400 page book called The Dreyfus Affair, written by the superb pen of a master in search of the truth. Some pages in The Prague Cemetery by the ‘intellectual bestseller’ writer Umberto Eco deal with it as well.
Salvation Islands, French Guiana
Salvation Islands, French Guiana
Why does this story still attract writers and readers? So many people were and are arrested for security offences, quite a few of them unjustly, and suffer long prison sentences or worse. Dreyfus spent four years on Iles de Salut in French Guiana (a picture on the left), not far from Guantanamo, where hundreds of security prisoners languished for a decade (and some still do). Eighty thousand convicts (including the Papillon) went through the Guiana penal colony; so why is Dreyfus still important?
According to PP Read, this case was important because it was used against the Catholic Church. Although ostensibly the Church was not involved, the victory of the Dreyfusards was turned into a profound defeat of the Catholic Church. Perhaps an innocent man was saved, but Christian France was surely lost. The France of Henry James was gone and buried, and a new order came to France, with the media taking the place of the Church in guiding the masses, and moneyed classes taking over the nobility. This defeat of the Church was a milestone in what was described as Kali Yuga by Rene Guenon, the French traditionalist (he was 10 when Dreyfus was arrested).
The question of Dreyfus’s guilt or innocence was a minor point of little relevance, in comparison with the consequences of the case. He was a precursor of the long line of human rights’ martyrs produced by mass media, all these refuseniks, dissidents, wrongly arrested spies and what-not. Some of them were guilty and some were innocent, but each case attacked the sovereignty of the state and its traditional structures, at the same time strengthening the Empire and its Right to Protect, equipped with the latest weaponry. Dreyfus’s case was also supported by England (the US of the time) and helped to entrench pro-British elements in the French establishment.
Catholic view
Read provides the reader with a Catholic perspective. Although he gives a detailed and honest presentation of the Dreyfus affair, it is not central to his narrative in the same way that the fate of Catholicism in France is. He discusses what happened to the Catholic Church and its flock in France in these fateful years and has written a very important book for the modern reader precisely for this reason.


Read the whole article.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Still flogging the dead horse. Literally.

The customary modus operandi of the dishonest is to crucify a man or a reputation or both when that man is dead and can no longer defend himself.  So much easier that way.  In the case of the late Catholic writer Joe Sobran there must always like death and taxes be a constant spitting on his grave so as to impress people that he has committed a thought crime so heinous that it must never, ever be forgotten.

Sobran was a bit of an eccentric but was a superb writer and an original thinker, not to mention one with an inquisitive mind.  That inquisitiveness led him to examine some of the Great Taboos that one must never question.  When he did question them his career was promptly destroyed, more by his "friends" than his enemies.  Sobran would have been good friends with G.K. Chesterton had their lives crossed.  And since Chesterton is ritually dumped upon from time to time for the same reasons as Sobran is it convinces me they would have been the best of friends.

Ron Neff has examined the latest assault upon a dead man, in this column from The Last Ditch.  It opens like this:



Purging Joe Sobran again: the Cadaver Synod
Ron Capshaw at The Liberty Conservative
By RONALD N. NEFF


Our Lord enjoined us to love our neighbors and our enemies. A friend of mine used to add, "Probably because they are so often the same people." 

His wisdom inspired me, when The Last Ditch was first published, to warn Strakon: "The first time this newsletter is attacked in print, it will be in a libertarian publication." And sure enough, the first time we were attacked in print, it was in Liberty magazine (which may have been the only time Liberty took notice of us). 

Similarly, more than six years after his death, Joe Sobran continues to come under attack in conservative publications, this time in The Liberty Conservative. In a kind of Cadaver Synod, Ron Capshaw has given us "The Anti-Semitism of Joe Sobran." The point seems to be, "We conservatives are not anti-Semites, and to prove it, I shall denounce one of our own."

I guess I should not be surprised that anyone considers it necessary to attack a man no longer here to defend himself with some withering funny reply. As Joe once put it to me, "Some people just can't stop thinking about my obsessions."

A bit of background before I continue. Joe and I had met in 1980 and became friends quickly. He started his newsletter, Sobran's: The Real News of the Month, in September 1994, and for all but the last two or three issues of its history, I was its managing editor. I was the manager, editor, and proofreader of his website from 1996 until its replacement by the Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation's website. All of Joe's columns and essays from that period may be found both there and at sobran.com, which is still archived on the Internet.

For much of that time, I met with Joe at least twice a week to discuss both business and matters that never found their way into the newsletter or the website. We also got together for social occasions and just to hang out, and I spent a few hours with him the day before he died. During the nearly 30 years of our acquaintance, I probably knew his mind as well as anyone else. (And I'm going to say it here: a comment he made in print which was credited as being one of his best jokes ever was one he stole from me. I was honored.)

Joe Sobran's writings speak for themselves. Anyone who wants to know what he has to say about anything can usually find it in his own words without much effort. But we are not living in an intellectual climate where people make an honest effort to understand what others are saying. Instead, we are living in a time when writers and speakers brazenly misrepresent what others have said. And their readers and hearers are willing to get what passes for information from people who are either dishonest or simply too lazy not to be misinformed. I have therefore decided not to let Capshaw get away with his tired misrepresentations. And in any case, in a Cadaver Synod, someone has to be the deacon answering the charges put to the corpse, and that is the role I propose to fill.




Read the whole article.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Beyond Belief

I had to hold on to my desk as I viewed this video.  Unbelievably, some Belgian reporter asked President Assad if he was "grateful" that his nation was involved in Syria.

"Grateful"......how does one answer such an astounding question? Watch the short video below.  Dr Assad does answer him like a gentleman.

I would have kicked the guy in the face.

         

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Old Poison, New Bottle



We have all been through this nightmare before.  It's just a little more blatant than it used to be.

Remember Humanae Vitae, the flawed but basically fine document issued by Pope Paul VI? There was open rebellion against it by numerous leading Bishops.  And not one of those Bishops was ever disciplined for this betrayal and treason.  Remembering that, is it really so hard to understand what is going on in the Church, now headed by a Pope far worse than Paul VI?

[The late Hamish Fraser always surmised that Humanae Vitae was released prior to the institution of the New Mass in order to build up papal sympathy before imposing the Novus Ordo thereby hoping to dodge some of the shock and criticism that he would come.  Is it possible that some new, benevolent gesture will be forthcoming to outraged Catholics, to solace them and let down their guard, for something more wicked that this way will come?]

Just a reminder that though their tactics have become more sophisticated and the traitors more arrogant the same script is usually followed.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Chaos and the Visible Church

From Brother Andre, MICM:


“The Church is now in a full-blown civil war over doctrine” screams the headline from the U.K. Catholic Herald. The body of doctrine being fought over is not limited to the hot-button issues surrounding Amoris Laetitia, either. Those issues certainly remain a casus belli — for Cardinal Coccopalmerio has just added his own contribution by way of a 51-page booklet published by the Vatican Press, the curious presser for whose publication was described as “Kafkaesque” by The Tablet’s Christopher Lamb. But in addition to the increasing scandal and division surrounding Amoris, the civil war mentioned by the Catholic Herald’s Dan Hitchens now includes a new front, one formerly thought to have been tightly secured: the male-only sacramental priesthood of Jesus Christ.

The recent promotion of women priests comes not from the National Catholic Reporter or some other organ of progressivist lay opinion, but from La Civiltà Cattolica, every page of which is vetted by the Vatican Secretariat of State. That once great publication has always been a Jesuit production, and it has changed over the years in sync with the evolution of the Society of Jesus, whose Father Antonio Spadaro is its current editor. La Civiltà’s Rev. Giancarlo Pani, S.J., authored the piece dismissing all tradition and the authoritative teaching of Pope John Paul II in Ordinatio Sacerdotalis on Holy Orders. His reasoning? Not exactly rock solid theological criteria: the “developments that the presence of woman in the family and society has undergone in the 21st century.”
Besides La Civiltà Cattolica Jesuits — the Company traditionally conceived as the papal shock troops — the vanguard of the progressivist side in this civil war includes a group of cardinals who thought it good to issue a very unusual vote of confidence for the Roman Pontiff and his Magisterium.
On the other side is that dark and sinister character, the subject of recent conspiracy theories, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. Mild mannered Midwestern churchman and canonist by day; by night, he turns malevolent co-conspirator with surly Steve Bannon and despotic Donald Trump, or so we are led to believe. It seems that the Washington Post’s Emma-Kate Symons thinks that Cardinal Burke is playing Saruman to Trump’s Sauron, with Bannon being a sort of orc go-between. (Weren’t traditionalists supposed to have a monopoly on nutty conspiracy theories?) This is truly rich fantasy writing worthy of the Southern Poverty Law Center, but its factual claims have been concisely debunked by Christian Browne, writing for OnePeterFive.

Read the whole article.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

St Therese of Lisieux in Russia

Septuagesima Sunday, 2017


The year was 1999, just after the Fall of the Communists.  Russia was still devastated by the sickness of atheism.  Boris Yeltsin was in power.  The Money Power was busy plundering Russia of its resources.  Despair was rife.

Then St Therese visited that unhappy land.


The Kremlin Guard  carries St Therese's relics.






































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I have always been both charmed and deeply interested in this story mainly because of the timing of the events.  Yeltsin was so eager to play ball with the money changers that in his drunken delirium he turned over major Russian assets to them for pennies on the dollar.  Some of these characters became instant billionaires and with their cohorts accelerated the theft of Russian wealth and resources..

But St Therese is the Patron Saint of Suffering Russia, so designated by Pope Pius XI.  The visit of her relics in 1999 is more than remarkable if we consider that not long after she visited Russia Yeltsin was to relinquish his power to his designated successor, believing that his successor would continue to allow the stripping from Russia of anything of value and keep the Oligarchs happy.  In 2000 that successor was elected, and he moved quickly and unexpectedly to stop the rape of Russia. His name was Vladimir Putin.

Is there a connection between these two interesting events, the visit of St Therese, patron of suffering Russia, and the coming to power of Vladimir Putin?  I do not know, but I believe it to be an intriguing turn of events.

More here: http://www.byzcath.org/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/45356/Re:%20Devotion%20to%20Saint%20Therese%20 http://www.byzcath.org/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/45356/Re:%20Devotion%20to%20Saint%20Therese%20

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Shamir: Why Europe is to be Muslimized



This post is a bit of a cheat because it is the same one posted a few days ago.  The reason why I am doing this is because after re-reading Mr Shamir's excellent article it dawned upon me that he was writing not so much about Donald Trump as he was explaining why the Muslim "immigration" problem is metastasizing as it is.  Shamir explains this European invasion as a tactic to a greater end game, and he exposes the masterminds behind it.  That is the real story people need desperately to understand.  Hence, this re-boot of the article.

[Editor: Israel Shamir is a noted Jewish journalist who has converted to Orthodox Christianity]


"I’d suggest a simple explanation. Jews want to import Muslims to fight Christ and the Church."
President Trump had paid a hefty advance to the Jews. He did (almost) all they wanted for their Jewish state: he promised to move the US embassy to the occupied Jerusalem thus legalising their annexation of the holy city; he condoned their illegal settlements, he gave them starred positions in his administration; he told the Palestinians to drop their case in the ICC or else, he even threatened Iran with war. All that in vain. Jewish organisations and Jewish media attack Trump without slightest hesitation and consideration. His first step in curbing the soft invasion wave had been met with uniform Jewish vehemence.
He was called a new Hitler and accused of hatred of Muslims: what else could cause the President to arrest, even for a few months, the brave new migration wave from seven Middle Eastern states? Today he singles out Muslims, tomorrow he will single out Jews, said Jewish newspapers. Migration is the lifeblood of America, and the Muslim refugees are welcome to bring more diversity to the US.
Massive demonstrations, generously paid for by this notable Jewish philanthropist Mr George Soros, shook the States, while judges promptly banned the banning order. They insisted the orders are anti-Muslim, and therefore they are anti-constitutional. Somehow the constitution, they said, promises full equality of immigrants and does not allow to discriminate between a Muslim and a Christian.
This sounds an unlikely interpretation of the US Constitution. The US, and every other state, normally discriminates, or using a less loaded word, selects its potential citizens. The choice of seven states hasn’t been made by Donald Trump but by his saintly predecessor: President Barack Obama, this great friend of Muslims, made the choice personally some years earlier. So Trump had made a most moderate and modest step in the direction of blocking immigration by picking states already selected by the Democratic President.
One could reasonably claim that people of the seven states have a very good reason to hate America, and the reasons were supplied by previous US Presidents.
Libya, the most prosperous North African state until recently, had been ruined by President Obama: NATO invasion had brought Libya down; instead of stopping migration wave Libya had been turned into a jumping board for the Africans on their way North.
Syria is another Obama’s victim: by his insistence that ‘Assad must go’, by massive transfer of weaponry, money and equipment (remember white Toyota pickups?) to the Islamic extremists, he ruined this country.
Iraq has been ruined by President Bush Jr: he invaded the most advanced Sunni state, broke it to pieces and gave the centre of the country to the Isis.
Somalia has been ruined by President Bush Sr: he invaded this unfortunate country in the early nineties, when the USSR collapse allowed him to do so under the UN flag. Since then Somalia has become the supplier of choice of migrants and refugees for Sweden (there they formed the biggest community in Malmo and elsewhere), the US is also keen on getting them.
Yemen has been destroyed by Obama with Mme Clinton playing an important role: she facilitated delivery of weapons to Saudi Arabia in real time as they bombed Yemenis.
Sudan was bombed by President Clinton; afterwards this country had been dismembered and separate South Sudan had been created. Both halves became dysfunctional.
Iran is the odd one in the Magnificent Seven. It has not been invaded, has not been bombed, just threatened with invasion and bombardment for many years since President Carter. This country has no terrorists, it did not fail, its citizens are not running seeking for asylum. It was placed on the list by President Obama, who planned to bomb it, but never got to do it.
While Bush, Clinton and Obama bombed and invaded these countries, the Democratic humanitarians including their Jewish leaders just applauded and asked for more bombs. But they became appalled when Trump promised: no more regime change, end of “invade the world/invite the world” mode. Wikileaks put it well: bomb the Muslims, and you are fine; ban the Muslims, and you are the enemy.
Apparently, the people who instigated the Middle Eastern wars wanted to create a wave of refugees into Europe and North America in order to bring more colour and diversity to these poor monochrome lands. Welfare state, national cohesion, local labour and traditions will disappear, and these countries will undergo a process of homogenisation. Never again the natives will be able to single out Jews, for there will be no natives, just so many persons from all over the world, celebrating Kumbaya.
The Jews will be able to get and keep their privileged positions in Europe as they do in the US. They won’t be alone: by their success, they will establish a pattern to copycat for whoever wants to succeed in the new world, and masses of imitation-Jews will support the policies of real Jews.
Still, Jewish insistence on the Syrian refugees’ acceptance and on Muslim immigration in general is a strange and baffling phenomenon. Hypocrisy is too mild a word to describe that. We may exclude compassion as a cause for it. There are many thousands of natives of Haifa in Israel who suffer in Syria and dream to come back to their towns and villages, but the state of Israel does not allow these Syrian refugees to return for one crime: they aren’t Jews.

Read the whole article

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Israel Shamir assesses Mr Trump

[Editor: Israel Shamir is a noted Jewish journalist who has converted to Orthodox Christianity]


"I’d suggest a simple explanation. Jews want to import Muslims to fight Christ and the Church."
President Trump had paid a hefty advance to the Jews. He did (almost) all they wanted for their Jewish state: he promised to move the US embassy to the occupied Jerusalem thus legalising their annexation of the holy city; he condoned their illegal settlements, he gave them starred positions in his administration; he told the Palestinians to drop their case in the ICC or else, he even threatened Iran with war. All that in vain. Jewish organisations and Jewish media attack Trump without slightest hesitation and consideration. His first step in curbing the soft invasion wave had been met with uniform Jewish vehemence.
He was called a new Hitler and accused of hatred of Muslims: what else could cause the President to arrest, even for a few months, the brave new migration wave from seven Middle Eastern states? Today he singles out Muslims, tomorrow he will single out Jews, said Jewish newspapers. Migration is the lifeblood of America, and the Muslim refugees are welcome to bring more diversity to the US.
Massive demonstrations, generously paid for by this notable Jewish philanthropist Mr George Soros, shook the States, while judges promptly banned the banning order. They insisted the orders are anti-Muslim, and therefore they are anti-constitutional. Somehow the constitution, they said, promises full equality of immigrants and does not allow to discriminate between a Muslim and a Christian.
This sounds an unlikely interpretation of the US Constitution. The US, and every other state, normally discriminates, or using a less loaded word, selects its potential citizens. The choice of seven states hasn’t been made by Donald Trump but by his saintly predecessor: President Barack Obama, this great friend of Muslims, made the choice personally some years earlier. So Trump had made a most moderate and modest step in the direction of blocking immigration by picking states already selected by the Democratic President.
One could reasonably claim that people of the seven states have a very good reason to hate America, and the reasons were supplied by previous US Presidents.
Libya, the most prosperous North African state until recently, had been ruined by President Obama: NATO invasion had brought Libya down; instead of stopping migration wave Libya had been turned into a jumping board for the Africans on their way North.
Syria is another Obama’s victim: by his insistence that ‘Assad must go’, by massive transfer of weaponry, money and equipment (remember white Toyota pickups?) to the Islamic extremists, he ruined this country.
Iraq has been ruined by President Bush Jr: he invaded the most advanced Sunni state, broke it to pieces and gave the centre of the country to the Isis.
Somalia has been ruined by President Bush Sr: he invaded this unfortunate country in the early nineties, when the USSR collapse allowed him to do so under the UN flag. Since then Somalia has become the supplier of choice of migrants and refugees for Sweden (there they formed the biggest community in Malmo and elsewhere), the US is also keen on getting them.
Yemen has been destroyed by Obama with Mme Clinton playing an important role: she facilitated delivery of weapons to Saudi Arabia in real time as they bombed Yemenis.
Sudan was bombed by President Clinton; afterwards this country had been dismembered and separate South Sudan had been created. Both halves became dysfunctional.
Iran is the odd one in the Magnificent Seven. It has not been invaded, has not been bombed, just threatened with invasion and bombardment for many years since President Carter. This country has no terrorists, it did not fail, its citizens are not running seeking for asylum. It was placed on the list by President Obama, who planned to bomb it, but never got to do it.
While Bush, Clinton and Obama bombed and invaded these countries, the Democratic humanitarians including their Jewish leaders just applauded and asked for more bombs. But they became appalled when Trump promised: no more regime change, end of “invade the world/invite the world” mode. Wikileaks put it well: bomb the Muslims, and you are fine; ban the Muslims, and you are the enemy.
Apparently, the people who instigated the Middle Eastern wars wanted to create a wave of refugees into Europe and North America in order to bring more colour and diversity to these poor monochrome lands. Welfare state, national cohesion, local labour and traditions will disappear, and these countries will undergo a process of homogenisation. Never again the natives will be able to single out Jews, for there will be no natives, just so many persons from all over the world, celebrating Kumbaya.
The Jews will be able to get and keep their privileged positions in Europe as they do in the US. They won’t be alone: by their success, they will establish a pattern to copycat for whoever wants to succeed in the new world, and masses of imitation-Jews will support the policies of real Jews.
Still, Jewish insistence on the Syrian refugees’ acceptance and on Muslim immigration in general is a strange and baffling phenomenon. Hypocrisy is too mild a word to describe that. We may exclude compassion as a cause for it. There are many thousands of natives of Haifa in Israel who suffer in Syria and dream to come back to their towns and villages, but the state of Israel does not allow these Syrian refugees to return for one crime: they aren’t Jews.

Read the whole article
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