The Pace of Events, Mary’s Glorious Assumption, and You

I write to you tonight while sitting in a hotel room in my native place, Pennsylvania, with a view of the golden dome of the Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

I’ve been busy. Has anything happened the past couple days? Weeks? Months? Are you getting anxious, feeling like somethings about to break wide open, and not knowing how to prepare?

Well, there’s no shortage of “prepper” posts on this site, both spiritual and material. Have at it.

But might I simply suggest, on this Feast of the Assumption, to meditate on the Fruit of this, the Fourth Glorious Mystery of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary:

A holy and well provided death.

That doesn’t mean surrender, it doesn’t mean hopelessness (God forbid). In fact, it’s an act of faith that is grounded in fortitude and hope. We already know who wins the final battle; we just need to make sure we stay on the winning side. Get on (irony alert) the right side of history, and pray for your Mother to keep you there, until your own particular judgment.

Prepare, and stay battle ready. It’s going to get a lot, lot worse.

“I don’t think this is some massive, massive crisis”

That quote comes at the 3:14 mark. This man is… well, quite something.

 

The eye movement, the body language, the Big Lie. Not to mention, THE ENDLESS AND DISGUSTING FAWNING ALL OVER EACH OTHER OF THESE TWO. Can you think of any certain group of people who are notorious for their endlessly disgusting fawning? Anyone?

I am struck as to how ++Wuerl’s behavior is so over the top, he actually manages to make +Rosica look both sincere and sane.

Sorry I am late to this, and other news has already seemed to overtake it.. But here it is for the record:

ADULT EYES ONLY: Richard Sipe’s Letter to Faggot Archbishop Robert McElroy – FOR AGGRESSIVE COPYING AND DISTRIBUTION

This MUST be distributed as aggressively as possible.  Warning: this contains descriptions of sexual abuse that are absolutely stomach-churning.  Adults should read every word and realize what satanic monsters we are dealing with.  Homosexuality isn’t a benign variant on human sexuality.  They aren’t “just like us, but with one little twist.”  Homosexuality, BY DEFINITION, is an evil, demonic, criminal psycho-spiritual pathology.  Someone should make a three hour long video describing in detail what exactly that pathology is.

The odious faggot McElroy is on the super-fast track up the ladder of the Antichurch, and he was considered to be “anointed” to a huge American Archdiocese and being made a Cardinal.  Oh, he is also the sickening sodomite James Martin’s number one fan.

Speaking of James Martin, that faggot needs to be taken down, like yesterday.  This #CatholicMeToo thing need not be limited to prelates, and in fact, must not be limited.  These priest predators, prowling throughout the world, seeking the ruin of souls and sodomy with hot young Twinks, exactly like the priest predator James Martin, need to be taken down every bit as much as the Donnas and the Blanches.

Here is the source link to the PDF on Sipe’s website.

Here is the text reprinted in full.  I deem this letter that important

In your charity, please say a prayer for the repose of the soul of Richard Sipe, or better yet, have a Requiem Mass said for him.  He died 72 hours ago, on the 8th of August.  The Barnhardt Requiem Mass next week will thus include Mr. Sipe.


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A.W.Richard Sipe
2825 Ridgegate Row /La Jolla /CA 92037
July 28,2016
Bishop McElroy:
I received your note postmarked July 19.
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It was clear to me during our last meeting in your office, although cordial,
that you had no interest in any further personal contact. It was only after
that I sent you a letter copied to my contacts in DC and Rome.
The new Nuncio, Archbishop Pierre, told my colleague he is interested in
the care of and reaction to victims of clergy assault: and I am assured that
the Papal Commission for the Prevention of Abuse is also dedicated to this
aspect of the crisis.
I will as I was asked, put my observations in the form of a report. Your
office made it clear that you have no time in your schedule either now or “in
the foreseeable future” to have the meeting that they suggested.
Bishop, I have been at the study and research of the problem of clergy
abuse since 1960. In 1986 I wrote to Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk,
president of the USCCB at the time, with my preliminary conclusions. His
response was negligible, although he passed the substance onto the
USCCB office who gave my figures to a NEWSWEEK reporter.
In 1990 before my study A Secret World; Sexuality and the Search for
Celibacy was published I agreed to meet with the entire staff at their DC
offices.
Institutional resistance is understandable, if surprising to me. So much of
my work has been validated and in many quarters now taken for granted.
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The number of priests and bishops having sex with minors was not the
primary or central focus of the study. But my calculation of 6% (six percent)
clergy abusers as a base line has held up very well. [ the most recent
validation is between 6 ½ and 9% in the U.S. Some dioceses have
registered 23%. Some religious houses have recorded 25%.]
Sexual violation within the RC clergy is systemic. I say that on the basis of
observation and scientific conclusion. And I say that with empathy and
concern.
Now that aspect of the sexual crisis is well known around the world. The
crisis behind the scandal will be the next phase of reality with which to
come to terms: Namely: the broad range and frequency of sexual behaviors
registered in the clerical system. “At any one time no more than 50% of
priests are practicing celibacy.”
That was the hypothesis and thrust of A Secret World (1990) and repeated
in Celibacy in Crisis (2003)
In May 1993 at the Vatican International Conference on Celibacy in Rome
Cardinal Jose Sanchez then Chairman of the Dicastery on Clergy fielded
questions about my study and conclusions and a similar sociological
statistical report by Fr. Victor Kotze of South Africa. Father Kotze concluded
that in any three-year period only 45% of priests were practicing celibacy.
When asked directly by reporter Mark Dowd, and a reporter recording for
the BBC TV what the Cardinal thought of those studies he said, “I have no
reason to doubt the accuracy of those figures”.
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During the first National Survivors Conference in Chicago, October 1992, I
addressed the group with these words: “The crisis we are facing today—
sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy—is the tip of an iceberg. And if
we follow it to its foundations it will lead to the highest corridors of the
Vatican.”
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Sooner or later it will become broadly obvious that there is a systemic
connection between the sexual activity by, among and between clerics in
positions of authority and control, and the abuse of children.
When men in authority—cardinals, bishops, rectors, abbots, confessors,
professors—are having or have had an unacknowledged-secret-active-sexlife
under the guise of celibacy an atmosphere of tolerance of behaviors
within the system is made operative.
Many of the sexual patterns are set up during seminary years or in early
years after ordination when sexual experimentation is initiated or sustained.
The 2009 Vatican Report (in English) on American seminaries invented a
new term—transitional homosexuality. I believe this is due to the
awareness of the frequent activity in the homosocial structure of seminary
and religious life.
I was on the staff of three major seminaries, one Pontifical, from 1967 to
1984. I served as a consultant for seminaries from 1966 to 1996. That gave
me a broad contact with several other seminaries, their Rectors and staffs.
I was aware, from information shared by their partners, that a number of
rectors (at least three) and also some staff members, were having periodic
sex with students.
At one seminary fully one-fourth of the professors had ongoing sexual
contacts with men or women in more or less consensual arrangements.
It is credibly established that thirty percent (30%) of U.S. bishops have a
homosexual orientation. This is not a condemnation nor an allegation of
malfeasance. The list of homosexual Popes and saints is long and
illustrious. [This is obviously false.  Homosexuality, even the inclination, is diametrically opposed to sanctity in every sense. -AB]
A serious conflict arises when bishops who have had or are having sexually
active lives with men or women defend their behavior with denial, cover up,
and public pronouncements against those same behaviors in others.
Their own behavior threatens scandal of exposure when they try to curtail
or discipline other clerics about their behavior even when it is criminal as in
the case with rape and abuse of minors, rape, or power plays against the
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vulnerable. (Archbishops Harry Flynn, Eugene Marino, Robert Sanchez,
Manuel Moreno, Francis Green, etc.)
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I will record instances that demonstrate the systemic dynamic that forms
and fosters sexual violations among the clerical culture. All of this
information is culled from records (civil or church). In addition, I have 50
years’ participation or contact with the clerical culture of the RCC.
I have reviewed several hundred thousands of pages of records of clerical
sexual activity and been involved as a consultant or expert witness in 250
civil legal actions against clergy offenders.
None of the following information is secret. It is reviewed here in an effort to
demonstrate how the sexual system works in the clerical culture.
Archbishop John Neinstedt (1947—) I reviewed the 138-page report of
the Ramsay County MN Attorney’s report on the sexual activity of
Neinstedt.
I have interviewed priests from the Detroit Archdiocese who had personal
contact there with Neinstedt and had first-hand knowledge of his presence
at gay bars. The affidavits in the report speak for themselves.
Bishop Thomas Lyons (1923-88) priest of Baltimore and auxiliary bishop
of Washington, D.C. I have personally interviewed adult men who claim that
they were sexually abused by Lyons when he was a priest in Baltimore and
a monsignor and pastor in D.C.
One of the reporters was on probation for abusing minor members of his
own family. He claimed that Lyons abused him from the time he was seven
to seventeen years old. Also Lyons himself said that this happened to him
(by a priest) when he was growing up and that “it was natural.”
One important element in this behavior is the three generational pattern of
sexual abuse of minors involved: Priest abuser of child who becomes a
priest and child abuser. Behavior is justified as natural. This is a pattern
seen often and termed the genealogy of clerical sexual abuse.
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Bishop Raymond J. Boland (1932-2014) was a priest and pastor also in
Washington, D.C. until 1988 when he was appointed bishop of Birmingham
AL, and subsequently, in1993 bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
I was involved for several years in advocating for several victims that
Boland violated when he was a pastor. The accounts of the victims are
among the most horrendous from the point of view that exemplifies how
deeply sex even with minors is integrated within the clerical culture.
Cardinal James Hickey and bishop William Lori fought with particular fury
the allegations that ended in the suspension of several priests and a
financial settlement with some victims.
The victim quoted here from his report to the Archdiocese refused the
settlement offered by the Archdiocese. The whole process from 1994 to
2004 spanned the reigns of Hickey, Mc Carrick and Wuerl.
Fr. Frank Swift (+1974) and Fr. Aldo PetrinI (+late 1980s) were named as
abusers.
Msgr. Paul Lavin was named as an abuser of several minor victims and
was finally removed from the ministry by Cardinal McCarrick in 2002.
These D.C. priests formed a coterie of sexually active clerics from the
seminary to connections with officials in Vatican offices.
Some of the victims were assaulted together. Two victims refused financial
settlements. Others were constricted by confidentiality clauses.
This tangle of clerical sexual abusers demonstrates the operation that
infests the systemic operation of sexual activity from top to bottom.
Many more facts about this group are on record.
Following are quotes from the reports in files submitted to the offices of the
D.C. Archbishops and their lawyers:
A 10-year-old boy at Mount Calvary Catholic Church in Forestville, MD in
1967 was sodomized by Fr. Raymond J. Boland and then deacon Paul
Levin.
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The boy asked Boland why they were doing this and he responded, “God
makes special boys and girls for pleasure, and you are certainly one of
them.” When he saw the erect penises of his abusers he was told, “See
what you have done”.
They said they were going to make him a “big boy” and show him how
much God loved him. And breathlessly told him that it was, “the ultimate
sign of love when a man ‘came’ with a special boy; that gave him, “the seed
of life”.
Lavin said, “when I was 12-years-old that I would be taken on retreats were
spiritual bonding between older men and younger boys took place.”
They assured him the pain would go away, gave warnings to keep secret
and delivered threats of dire consequences if he told anyone. (He did tell
his mother who slapped him and told him never to talk that way about a
priest or nun.)
He made a first suicide attempt with aspirin.
Three weeks after the assault by Boland this boy contacted a priest in his
home parish—Fr. Perkinson. (who was ultimately a patient at St. Luke’s
Institute Suitland, MD.)
When he told the priest his name Fr. Perkinson said, “Oh, you’re the
special little boy Fr. Boland told me about.” He said he had been in the
military and “sex between two guys was normal”.
The priest then proceeded to expose his penis and forced it into the boy’s
mouth. “He told me to lick it like a popsicle and swallow the precious gift he
was going to give me.” He added later how special a boy I was and
encouraged me to swallow the semen that was “the seed of Christ and the
source of all life-—and a sin” to refuse. “God loves you and so do I.”
[This victim spent several years in the major seminary where he
experienced and recorded the sexual connections between seminary,
parish priests, chancery and Rome. The string of abusers was reported to
Cardinal Hickey. Some were retired or left the area.]
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While this assault was in progress the pastor opened the door, simply
looked and closed it. (this behavior by other priests is reported in other
instances—e.g. Gaboury, litigated in Fall River, MA; in a case litigated in
D.C. the pastor seeing the boy bound and being sodomized simply said,
“you will have to repair that wall”. (The victim had punched a hole in the
wall while bound and thrashing around.)
Boland’s victim made a second suicidal attempt and was treated in a
hospital.
This is by no means the most horrendous of the records I have reviewed,
but its elements of seduction, assault, sexualizing spirituality, and selfjustification
under a “celibate” mantle and cover up are paradigmatic of a
system of behaviors in the Catholic clerical culture.
The record of one priest abuser relates how he anointed the foreheads of
his boy victims with his semen.
Another priest who was having sex with a13-yer-old of girl touched her
genitals with what he said was a consecrated host to show her “how much
God loves you”.
The credibility of the documents is unquestionable and recorded in church
and legal documents. The reporter in Boland’s case is a respected
professor.
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been reported by numerous
seminarians and priests of sexual advances and activity. A settlement with
one priest was effected by Stephen Rubino, Esq.
In that record the operation of McCarrick in sexual activity with three priests
is described. Correspondence from “Uncle Ted” as he asked to be called, is
included. One of the principals is now a lawyer who left the priesthood, two
men remain in the priesthood, but refuse to speak publicly despite the fact
that the settlement document is open. One priest was told by the chancery
office, “if you speak with the press we will crush you”.
Priests or seminarians who speak up about a sexually active superior are
threatened with the loss of everything—employment, status, etc. Those
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who report are greeted with disbelief or even derision if they know but were
not personally involved. If they were a partner in the sexual activity and
“come out” they become a pariah and labeled a traitor.
I have interviewed twelve seminarians and priests who attest to
propositions, harassment, or sex with McCarrick, who has stated, “I do not
like to sleep alone”.
One priest incardinated in McCarrick’s Archdiocese of Newark was taken to
bed for sex and was told, “this is how priests do it in the U.S.”. None so far
has found the ability to speak openly at the risk of reputation and
retaliation.
The system protects its impenetrability with intimidation, secrecy and
threat. Clergy and laity are complicit.
Abbot John Eidenschink, O.S.B. (1914-2004) I knew John Eidenschink
from the time I was a student in Prep school (1946) until the time of his
death. He served me as a theology professor, confessor for six years,
superior, and traveling companion in Europe (summer 1956), and principal
speaker at my first mass in 1959. I served with him as an assistant master
of ceremonies.
It was only in 1970 that monks and former monks came forward to tell me
about how Fr. John, under the guise of offering instructions how to make
them more comfortable with their body, and that during spiritual guidance,
had them stretch out nude on his bed while he touched them; he
penetrated some.
At least two of these men sought legal advice and received substantial
financial settlements from the abbey. At least five men reported this
behavior. Others who remained in the monastery did not publicize their
encounters.
I have heard this manner and mode of relationship described in other
religious houses and seminaries.
Like many other members of dioceses and religious communities I was
blind to these and other sexual activities among the group. This is not an
excuse. Lack of vigilance, adequate sexual education and simple ignorance
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contributed to the blindness instilled by institutional absorption and
dependency.
On record maintained by a former victim of the system recorded sixty
members of the St. John’s community who were sexual violators and 260
“known victims”. (Patrick Marker [Behindthepinecurtin.com])
John Eidenschink was a prominent and productive member of the
community. He influenced every segment of this large institution. His
sexual conditioning was formed and fostered in the two years of his
novitiate under the tutelage of Fr. Basil Stegmann, O.S.B. who repeatedly
took novice John on his lap while instructing him.
John was an orphan and lived with relatives near the campus of the abbey.
His sexual identity and his remarkable talents were conditioned and
fostered by the total institution. The homosocial structure of the abbey and
schools influenced his adjustment.
The homoerotic component in Roman Catholic theology and in the social
construct of training and in the power associations fosters sexual
expression as “natural” in ordinary male relationships. This is in direct
contradiction to the official teaching that homosexuality is “unnatural” and
“intrinsically disordered”.
I observed similar constructs in Vatican contacts with confreres when I was
a student in Rome. I could only register facts that I could not put together at
the time.
Students with some ambition would make contact with secretaries of
various Vatican officials, usually a Monsignore. This could assure them an
invitation to “tea” or some reception. Those who made the cut had social
access to a certain group of minor officials with prospects of wider and
more exalted contacts. (The book I Millinari written by 5 Vatican officials
also records variations on this pattern.)
Sexual liaisons become common for men conditioned to homosexually in
the system when women become available for social contact usually after
ordination. The Vatican term “transitional homosexuality” (2009) I
believe is based on the observation that a portion of priests pass through a
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phase of sexual bonding with men (or even boys) before setting into
heterosexual behaviors.
Bishop Robert H. Brom: I have talked with the man who made allegations
of misconduct against Brom and with whom he made a $120,000
settlement. The history is well recorded by several responsible reporters.
(http://www.awrsipe.com/brom/bishop_brom.htm)
Significant here is the operation of the National Conference of Bishops who
in their 2002 Dallas Charter made provision for “zero tolerance” of clergy
abusing minors but neglected to address violations by bishops. Instead
they appointed Brom, when allegations were known, to make “Fraternal
Correction” to other bishops accused.
This type of operation is typical of the pattern of cover up from the top of
the institution. (Reflected in the destruction of documents by the Papal
Nuncio in the Neinstedt case. Cf. Documentation provided by the Ramsey
County District Attorney)
Cardinal Roger Mahony. I have served as an expert witness in a sufficient
number of abuse cases in the LA Archdiocese to conclude it is not
outlandish to ask if Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles is a criminal for
“knowingly endangering the children he was supposed to defend.”
There is ample evidence already in the public forum that Mahony has
known of priests who abused minors, reassigned them and allowed them to
minister only to abuse other minors. He has not informed parishioners or
even parish staffs, that the priests he was assigning had a record of abuse.
Mahony who has a Masters in Social Work did not report known priest
abusers to social services even though he was obligated to do so by civil
law and by reason of the profession’s Code of Ethics. All of this vast
evidence is recorded in countless depositions on record from litigations1 of
abuse cases and from Mahony’s own testimony under oath.2
1 Depositions by Bishop Curry and Judge Byrne are illustrative of how priests were assigned and the
oversight board operated.
2 Mahony depositions, January 25, 2010; November 23, 2004; also Cf. Mahony trial testimony Fresno,
CA March 17, 2009.
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I received reports from two men about Mahony’s sexual life and orientation;
one a former (St. John, Camarillo) seminarian who was dying of HIV
related complications; the other a long time LA church employee. The men
were credible reporters unwilling to go public or draw on corroboration.
I have served as an expert on a number of cases of confirmed sexual
abuse by priests of the LA Archdiocese from 2002 onward. Several are
remarkable: (i.e. the case of Lopez y Lopez and the controversy between
Mahony and the Cardinal of Mexico City. One of the principals in the latter
had to be lying.)
Judge Jim Byrne touted by the cardinal as a poster boy for the integrity of
the sexual abuse review board said in deposition that in all the years he
served on the Board he “never thought” of helping the victims.
Lawyer, Larry Drivon, who has litigated many California cases of clergy
abuse stated that there was sufficient evidence to charge Mahony with
perjury after letters he signed when he was bishop of Stockton, were
produced in his 2004 deposition and showed—black on white—that he had
clear knowledge of events that he denied under oath in deposition and on
the witness stand in the 1998 trial of Fr. Oliver O’Grady.3
I attended the Nov. 2004 deposition of Mahony and know the history of the
O’Grady trial. I saw Mahony’s signed letters. As a layperson I witnessed the
cardinal lying. His lawyer claimed, as did the cardinal that “he forgot.” (in 2
depositions and on the witness stand)
Three Los Angeles Grand Juries have been impaneled over nine years to
determine the real picture of abusing priests in the Archdiocese of Los
Angeles. Their problem is not the lack of evidence, but the monumental
legal impediments and roadblocks the cardinal has sponsored to obstruct
the investigation and the release of documents needed to pinpoint facts of
the cardinal’s knowledge and involvement in complicity and obstruction.
California law does not allow Grand Jury reports to be made public unless
indictments result.
3 Don Lattin. December 11, 2004. The San Francisco Chronicle.
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Mahony claimed that communications between him and his priests have a
special privilege, not unlike that of confessional secrets. His claim was
included as the central argument advanced by his attorneys for refusing to
disclose files ordered by the courts. His arguments were rejected by the
appeal court, the California Supreme Court. Not deterred he had his
lawyers even try to have the case reversed by the United States Supreme
Court. The highest court in the land could not swallow his theory. His
obstructionism seems unbounded.
He claimed that he was a member of the therapeutic team treating priest
abusers and therefore documents involving him enjoyed a privilege of
medical confidentiality. In actuality he was never a member of any
therapeutic teams for several reasons not the least of which is the fact that
he is not qualified.
It has not yet been revealed how many millions the cardinal spent in
pursuing facetious claims. He has employed for his defense not merely
several lawyers but several law firms as well as Sitrick and Company, a
public relation firm used by Enron, the Tobacco industry and the Keating
Savings and Loan scandal of the 1980’s. Fortune magazine called the
company’s founder “one of the most accomplished practitioners of the
dark arts of public relations. The Financial Times called him, “The spin
doctor’s spin doctor.” Should any Catholic entity much less an
archdiocese take any pride in resorting to the services of such an
organization? Truth and transparency seem secondary if important at all.
These and myriad other stories are to be told from documents and records.
These records show Mahony’s, and other bishops pattern and practice that
reflect institutional defenses of its ministers’ sexual behaviors.
I will not belabor the more than 250 abuse cases of clergy abuse I have
served on as an expert witness or consultant.
I served the Attorney General of Massachusetts in the formation of their
Grand Jury investigation of clergy abuse in that State (2002). And I was an
expert witness to the first of three Grand Juries empaneled in Philadelphia
and I reviewed 135 clergy abuse files then. Since that time I have been
able to follow the working and operation of the Archdiocesan offices’
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dealing with victims of clergy abuse. That is a paradigm of the malfunction
of the American church in response to clergy.
You are well aware that your diocese has settled with many victims (144 in
2007 alone).
I have tried to help the Church understand and heal the wounds of sexual
abuse by clergy. My services have not been welcomed.
My appeal to you has been for pastoral attention to victims of abuse and
the long term consequences of that violation. This includes the effects of
suicidal attempts.
Only a bishop can minister to these wounds.
Enclosed you will find a list of bishops who have been found wanting in
their duties to the people of God.
Respectfully
A.W.Richard Sipe
August 30, 2016
(Hand Delivered)

 

“I hold the proposed alteration of the Catechism to be a public act of pertinacious heresy against the Catholic Faith.”

About that Capital Punishment thing…

Let us not imagine that this is not a DE FIDE DOGMA OF THE FAITH, that must be held by all the faithful forever.

Let us not imagine that the phrase “is inadmissable” according to the “light of the Gospel” means anything else but “immoral” and “illicit” and “unjust”.

Do not be fooled by a heretic who claims his teaching, which contradicts God, is the teaching of the Church or faithful to the Gospel.

Read the rest HERE.

“The judge who fails the criminal in punishment himself incurs a greater guilt.”

If you don’t think CCC#675 is in play right now, think again. We’ve reached the point where the Vatican is attempting to deflect from the infestation of moral decay within the episcopate by publishing heresy in the Catechism. This is the Antichurch in ascendancy.

The death penalty is not unjust, it is just. It is not unmerciful, it is merciful. It is a means of repentance, forgiveness, and salvation. It forces the penitent (that’s why it’s called a ‘penitentiary’) to reflect more deeply on his sins as his time draws near, and hopefully experience a conversion. Justice demands this. Failing to dispense proportional punishment for a criminal act, is itself a criminal act. But for someone who doesn’t believe in the supernatural, doesn’t believe in the eternal life of the soul, none of this makes sense.

Anyway, I’m short on time, and Ann has already put up a bunch of proofs from Doctors or the Church and others. The title quote is from the brilliant John Senior, whom I’ve quoted many times on this site. Read it all HERE.

The coming destruction of Humanae Vitae, the rise of the sodomites, Cardinal McCarrick, and you

That headline might be the greatest argument for the Oxford Comma in the history of English Literature. LOL. Okay, sorry, let’s cut right to the chase.

If you use or support contraception, you also support sodomy, and many other things you don’t realize. This is very important, so let me repeat. If you use or support contraception, even if only within the confines of a real marriage between a man and woman, even out of good “conscience” and “responsibility”, then you must support sodomy, without exception, because to arrive at a different conclusion would be in violation of the Law of Non-contradiction. Or rather, your illogical false premise can only lead logically, rationally, and necessarily to this outcome. Once you separate and remove the procreative nature of the marital act, attempting to render it a merely unitive act, you entirely destroy its natural end, and pervert it into the realm of any other non-procreative sexual act, all of which are mortally sinful. In other words, the contracepting spouses are engaged in an act that is closer in nature to sodomy than it is to the natural marital act.

Now how much of a coincidence is it, do you think, that we just happen to be experiencing in real time, the convergence of AL, the ecclesiastical approval of adultery, the blessing of second “unions”,  even and already same-sex “unions”, the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the upcoming youth synod, and the disgusting revelations about Cardinal McCarrick, which let me assure you, there is still so much more that is going to come out. Once the brood of vipers start flipping on each other, you’re going to see pink dominoes start falling straight away, and my guess is we’re going to find, in graphic detail, levels of depravity that will make Randy Engel’s The Rite of Sodomy look like a tea party. Learn quickly and well the connection between contraception and sodomy, because everyone is going to be forced to choose a side.  With at least 95% of married Catholics choosing contraception, every one of them is going to side with the anti-church. They will go with the sodomites before they give up their contraception. Don’t be one of them.

I’m breaking this essay into two parts, because I want to address two specific areas distinctly (and because I know that 2500 words is about the limit of tolerable intake). This first post will deal with coming to grips with the intrinsic evil of contraception, and how its near universal acceptance today is one of the foremost causes of the decline and fall of western civilization. Part Two will deal specifically with what is going on in the Church in 2018, the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, and its relation to Amoris Laetitia, including how the actual words of HV were diabolically inverted in AL. The bottom line is that when HV is heretically pastoralised, the link between contraception and sodomy is going to be intentionally exploited by the heretic Marxist sodomites, using logical extrapolation. Yes, it’s ironic that the Modernists will use logic and reason when it’s to their benefit, even though they hate logic and reason.

We begin with exploring nature. What is the nature of nature? The root of nature can be found in John 1:3, “All things were made by him, and without him was made nothing that was made.” The natural law is nothing more than observing the nature of things, including things like body parts and human actions, and determining truth through deductive reasoning. Let’s take the “reproductive system”. The name itself is fairly descriptive of of the nature of it, wouldn’t you say? What is it’s purpose? What is it ordered toward? What is it to be used for? Is it not the transmission of life? Do we observe that it is the only system in the human body which is unable to complete its function without a complementary partner? If we forcefully block the very purpose of the organs, if we aren’t at least passively open to the possibility of new life, or if we engage in acts (the ends of which) by their nature cannot possibly generate new life, then we go against nature, and hence we go against God who created nature (cf John 1:3). Any use of the reproductive system whereby the transmission of life is either deliberately thwarted or made physically impossible is mortally sinful.

If you are experiencing symptoms of nausea or cognitive dissonance right about now, go back and read that last paragraph as many times as is necessary to get your head around it. Once you understand this, what becomes obvious first of all is the glaring hypocrisy of anyone who refuses to acknowledge the direct correlation between contracepted marital sex and masturbation/sodomy. Smart, well-intentioned people who are so conditioned by the perverse culture that they can’t even work out simple, rational, linear thought. Or else, they just don’t want to. A massive percentage of the overall population has been dumbed down (yes, even “smart” people can be made dumb) to the point where their brains stop working if presented with evidence that goes against long held beliefs. When confronted with a rational argument grounded in natural law, using simple linear thought, confirmation bias kicks in, and they literally short-circuit — the neurons start firing in the wrong sequence, or don’t fire at all. These people are living, breathing logical fallacies, and they do HARM to the cause.

Not to get sidetracked, but this is exactly why we have a crisis of conscience today. Properly forming your conscience, as demonstrated in the Scholastic tradition, means bringing your mind into conformity with reality through observable phenomena, objective data points, and sound reason. All of post-“Enlightenment” western society has spent the last two hundred years sprinting in the opposite direction. That is, the core tenet of Modernism is that reality should come into conformity with the mind of the individual. Which means there are multiple realities, choose any one you like or else make one up for yourself. Congratulations! You just abrogated the all three laws of rational thought, laws which are the underpinning of reality, thus destroying reality itself.  You can back up a few paragraphs to where we explored nature, and substitute the word “reality” for the word “nature” throughout that paragraph. What we are really talking about at the most basic level is the denial of reality. This leads us down the path towards other uncomfortable truths besides the contraception-sodomy connection. For example, what about so called “transgendersim”? A “transgender” person seeks to literally destroy reality, do they not? They will never succeed, of course, no matter what drugs they take or how they mutilate themselves. Their DNA will never lie, and they will always remain the biological sex they were born with. But if you accept contraception, which is intrinsically a denial of reality, then how can you oppose “transgenderism”, or for that matter any other denial of reality by any other person? You can’t.

The near universal acceptance of contraception, now considered a “human right” or “basic healthcare” in the west, has fundamentally transformed the way people think about the entire moral code. Keep in mind, this essay is only dealing with contraception between lawful husband and wife. I’m not even touching on what it has meant to the embrace of fornication and hook-up culture, abortion, Alfie Evans utilitarianism, and mass murder. Yes folks, it’s all connected – the devaluing of human life is truly the seamless garment of the culture of death.

Less than a hundred years ago, EVERYONE in Christian society understood the evil of contraception. This includes the protestant sects; even as they jettisoned nearly every other doctrine of the faith, they still managed to maintain the ban on contraception into the twentieth century. The Anglicans finally did what Anglicans are famous for doing in 1930, allowing contraception to married couples “provided that this is done in the light of Christian principles.” Yeah, they didn’t hold that foxhole for long, did they. Because once again, when people start thinking they can conform reality to their own ideas, reason is abolished, and the next thing you know, we’re on the express elevator to Hell.

A hundred years later, billions are using contraception. Not only that, but there are many, many people, surely numbered in the millions, striving to live the moral life, for whom contracepted marital sex is the very last habitual sin they have the greatest difficulty overcoming, because as just mentioned, the culture has so conditioned them to believe it just can’t be true that it’s a sin, and they haven’t even bothered to look into WHY the Church teaches what she teaches.

I know you are thinking, “For crying out loud, haven’t we already been “generous enough” with bending to God’s will? Our college savings plan is already hopelessly inadequate…is the Church going to help us with that?”

That was me, twenty years ago.

All the hard teachings have survived in only one place, the One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church. Do your research; they didn’t survive because they aren’t discernible. You will be amazed to be able to trace every doctrine all the way back to the fathers of the Church, and learn why so many of the issues supposedly up for debate in the modern Church are actually settled doctrine and can never change. One by one, you will begin to understand – not through blind faith but by the use of reason – how and why each of your favorite sins is wrong, even contraception as being responsible, and that you can no longer claim the rules are outdated or any such thing. The truth is so beautiful, it’s impossible to deny once you’ve seen it. And although it can be found purely through reason, it takes faith to live it out. Eventually, it comes down to totally subordinating your will to God’s will.

It would be good for you to investigate some outside sources on all of this, first and foremost Aquinas.  You have a lot to learn from the Angelic Doctor regarding human nature, the nature of sin, and dissecting the gravity of various sinful behaviors in accord with whether the sin goes with nature or goes against nature. I am going to link to three articles that are very informative and will greatly help you conform your mind to reality. The link for Aquinas is HERE.. Then make sure you brush up on Natural Law and the use of reason, and where they necessarily lead HERE..  Lastly, there is much to be said for the work of Elizabeth Anscombe in this area. This link lays out several of her proofs along with other Catholic philosophers of the last century HERE.. Already knowing that less than 10% of readers will click on any of the links, nevertheless I implore you to do so.

In part two of this essay, we will move on to the actual text of Humanae Vitae, and how it not only lays out the proper teaching, but also specifically refutes the errors being “suggested” as a way to get around the truth. Surprise surprise, these are the same errors being dredged up fifty years later toward the same end. What is about to transpire at the highest levels in the Church is exactly the same diabolical inversion of truth that they enshrined in Amoris Laetitia. Instead of an outright abrogation of HV, there will be a “reinterpretation” of HV through the “lens” of AL. They are going to look at unambiguous teaching and claim the words mean the opposite of what they clearly mean. Because another core tenet of Modernism is exactly that: Words mean what we say they mean.

I will leave you with a direct quote from Msgr. Pierangelo Sequeri, the new Dean of the recently destroyed John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, currently “studying” the matter at hand:

 

 

 

 

Urgent prayer request

I could really use the help of the (tiny) readership here in an urgent prayer request for a special intention. I can’t say anything more at this point, but your charity would be much appreciated. Thank you, and God bless you.

 

Fake pope kisses real pope’s Fisherman’s Ring. Also, Leftists gonna Leftist.

I have written previously about Pope Benedict’s decision to retain the Fisherman’s Ring after his faux abdication HERE. At the end of every pontificate, without exception, the ring is smashed… with a special silver hammer that is made for this exact purpose and this purpose only. Several writers described the procedure in the days following the Declaratio. Then Benedict came out and corrected them. Oh no, dear friends, he’s keeping it. Huge red flag, along with retaining the form of address “His Holiness,” and all the other papal vesture, you know, because no other clothes were available.

The occasion itself is also very interesting. Did you know that antipope Bergoglio has always brought his newly minted cardinals in front of Pope Benedict for his blessing? After the first consistory, which Benedict attended in person, Benedict receives the new cardinals at his residence/monastery, where he imparts the his blessing. Could it be any more obvious that he’s not really retired?

2018.06.28 Concistoro CPF

 


Anyhoo, there’s a lot going on in the world, boys and girls. Some pretty big  SCOTUS wins, the biggest being Kennedy’s retirement. The last few days have seen the Left, with now yet another thing to lose their minds over, descending further into chaos, hypocrisy, and hate. Their only acceptable immigration policy is now we must let everyone in. Most of the bishops are with them. I tried to explain to a liberal friend this week that a sovereign nation has both the right and the duty to regulate immigration. She said that doesn’t matter because these people need us. I said, well we have a formal process for that, and it starts by presenting yourself at a legal border crossing, instead of sneaking in and getting caught. That’s when the shouting started.

It’s going to be a long hot summer, folks. Be prepared.

If you want a glimpse into how far the divide is yet to go, check out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28 year old Latina Democrat in Queens who just beat out the 56 year white guy Democrat Joe Crowley, one of the most powerful congressmen in the House. Her campaign was openly racist, basically claiming she was the better choice because she wasn’t white. She won with virtually zero campaign spending, running on a platform of a federally mandated jobs guarantee, and the abolishment of ICE. Sounds like a pure socialist utopia.

At least the ICE guys would be guaranteed a job in another agency, right?

While Ocasio-Cortez has no chance of being beaten in the General, other Dems in other districts will be hurt as the party turns harder and harder left. That’s a good thing, although this is such a powder keg, I hate to think about what might happen if some sort of trigger event takes place. What I do know, because they write it on twitter using their reals names, is that the left wants you dead. Not silenced, dead. They think you deserve death. it’s right there out in the open.