They’re not even embarrassed for themselves.
This is Fake News.
It was Jesus who opened the entrance to Heaven. He entrusted St. Peter to lead the Church on earth as His Vicar, to judge the acts of men. Here, look:
“And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.” Matt 16:18-19
Keys exist because locks are necessary. No locks, no keys. A ten year old understands this.
But Francis proposes to replace the three theological virtues with Ecology, Syncretism, and Pacifism. He wills to bind only these things, and loose everything else.
St. Peter, pray for us.
From 16 Feb 2017 http://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/satire-new-way-combat-the-crisis
“…we cannot support this passive-aggressive and disrespectful method of “correcting” the Sovereign Pontiff. While privacy and confidentiality are not without their place, hiding behind a computer screen has, unfortunately, become an accepted method of public discource. Letters sent without signatures, anonymous emails, and posts on websites using pseudonyms are not done by men of fortitude and conviction in the truth. They are the acts of cowards, who like the mythological figure Eris, only seek to attain their goals – however noble they may be – through chaos.”
Several others have been all over this for the past few days, so I don’t have much more to say about it. Some noted the timing as coinciding *nicely* with the recent rumors of the prelature. Mundy then refuted the anti-anonymity stance rather convincingly HERE.
Here is the one thing I’d like to add: Does anyone think we want this job? Do people think we enjoy having to do this? Do people think we are actually happy that the cardinals and bishops are so lame, that it’s left up to us to defend the faith? Up to us to defend Christ and His Church? Well guess what. I think it totally sucks. But since nobody else seems to care, it’s left to us. You might even call it a state of necessity – something the SSPX claims to know a thing or two about.
Also, please note that ad hominem attacks are always acts of cowards. To claim that anonymous bloggers/posters/etc are the cowards, and the ones causing the chaos, is almost amusing.
On the bright side, my enemies will now most certainly move past accusing me of being more Catholic than the pope, whichever he is, to now being more Catholic than the SSPX.
So much to talk about Rome and the Francis. I’m glad everyone else is all over it, because I just haven’t had time.
The one thing being relatively under-reported, other than by Ace, is the attempted coup of the U.S. government currently being undertaken by Deep State. If you don’t live in the states, I’m not sure what visibility you have to this. It’s bad. Trump is unable to govern due to Obama operatives still in power on the inside. This is not hyperbole.
Not sure where it’s going. More sure about where Rome is going. None of it good.
Pray, and stay frosty.
Luther gave the homily again today. It’s almost not even news anymore, but I guess we need to keep calling it out. Next time they put posters up, I hope they use the photoshopped one of Francis in the Luther pose.
“When Jesus says: ‘The Father is always at work: I, too, am always at work,’ the teachers of the law were scandalized and wanted to kill him for this. Why? Because they could not receive the things of God as a gift! Only as Justice: ‘These are the Commandments: but they are few, let’s make more. And instead of opening their heart to the gift, they hid, have sought refuge in the rigidity of the Commandments, which they had multiplied up to 500 or more … They did not know how to receive the gift – and the gift is only received with freedom – and these rigid characters were afraid of the freedom that God gives us: they were afraid of love…And that is why today we have praised the Father: ‘You are great, O Lord! I love you so much, for you have given this gift. You saved me, you created me.’ And this is the prayer of praise, the prayer of joy, the prayer that gives us the joy of the Christian life. And not the closed, sad prayer of the person who never knew how to receive a gift because he is afraid of freedom that always carries with it a gift. Such a one knows only how to do duty, but closed duty…How do I receive the redemption, the forgiveness that God has given me, the making of me a son with His Son? Lovingly, tenderly, with freedom? Or do I hide in the rigidity of the closed Commandments, that are more and more “safe” – with emphasis on the scare-quotes – but that do not give joy, because they does not make you free.” Francis, homily, 6 Feb 2017
It’s really just Luther’s error on Justification slathered with contempt for the rigid lovers of the law who refuse to embrace the freedom of sinning boldly. AMIRITE?
“If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the true, not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong (sin boldly), but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world… It suffices that through God’s glory we have recognized the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world. No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day. Do you think such an exalted Lamb paid merely a small price with a meager sacrifice for our sins? Pray hard for you are quite a sinner.” Martin Luther, letter to Melanchthon
Parasitic wasps are fascinating creatures. Created by God, by the way, to amaze you and possibly teach you a thing or two. There is one species in particular, Cotesia glomerata, that will really rock your world.
The role of the One Holy Apostolic Roman Catholic Church will be played by the caterpillar.
The role of the Marxist/Modernist infiltrators will be played by the wasp larvae.
Caterpillar is slowing moving about its business. Then one day, Cotesia glomerata comes by and injects its baby wasp larvae into the body of the caterpillar. The larvae know better than to feed on any vital organs, lest their presence be discovered. Instead, they feed on blood and non-vital tissues. The caterpillar only notices increased hunger, and responds by eating more, which in turn feeds the larvae more. In case you are having trouble visualizing this, don’t worry, there is a super gross/cool video at the end of this post.
Now, the larvae were coated with a virus when they were injected. The fact that this wasp has a virus somehow encoded into its genome could easily send us flying off on a tangent about Irreducible Complexity, so let’s stay focused. The virus initially acts as a shield against the caterpillar’s immune system, leaving the larvae protected from the normal mechanisms which should have attacked and destroyed them.
After growing inside the caterpillar for two weeks (55 years) it’s finally time for the larvae to leave their host and triumph in the outside world. They do this by chewing through the skin of the caterpillar with specialized teeth that are only for this purpose. As they come into the open, they are at their most vulnerable.
But they saved their best trick for last. That virus which initially protected them has now migrated to the caterpillar’s brain, initiating self-destruct mode. The structures and outside appearances still look like a caterpillar, but the thing itself is now something different – it now has a wasp brain. The caterpillar now works to defend the emerged pile of larvae by spinning its own precious silk to form a cocoon around them. Finally, fighting exhaustion and starvation, the caterpillar defends its adopted brood by physically fending off all manner of predators now descending on the cocoon, until it finally dies.
At least we have Matt 16:18 to prevent that last part.
There are tons of “protests” planned this weekend. I pray that they are peaceful. But if you live in the U.S., and you are watching what’s happening, the trend is not encouraging. When a violent riot shuts down the speech of a homosexualist Jew at Berkeley, we’ve officially entered the twilight zone. Berkeley – the birthplace of the Free Speech movement. Or how about the unhinged rant of the NYU prof, who I’m pretty sure was actually, really, foaming at the mouth at the NYPD for maintaining the peace. Hey, at least the NYPD showed up; where the hell were the cops in Berkeley?
As for the anarchists, they don’t care one iota about your politics. The leftists hate the soft libs every bit as much as the right, if not more so, except the libs are much more pliable as useful idiots. Do you really think that those who were behind the riots were motivated by temporary travel restrictions? Gee, have you heard the one about protests over a hateful internet video?
Stay safe, America. You can scroll through this blog if you want to better understand your right and duty to defend yourself and your family from corporeal threats, along with recommendations on how best to do that.
Si vis pacem, para bellum.