The Church is like the Hotel California

The One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church. The One True Church. Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth. The one true religion.

AKA “Reality.”

You can practice heresy, but it doesn’t change reality. You can apostatize, but it doesn’t change reality. You can embrace atheism, but it doesn’t change reality. You can claim 2 + 2 = 5, but it never, ever will.

In this way, every human being is Catholic, whether they like it or not, because the truth applies to everyone. You can choose not to practice it, you can be scandalized by the evildoers within it, you can say enough is enough, and that you are walking away.

But it’s like the Hotel California, you see. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. Reality isn’t going anywhere, and truth doesn’t care about your feelings.

The Roman Catholic Church is the only one founded by the Creator and Savior of the Universe, who promised the gates of Hell would not prevail against Her. Our Lord is not a liar.

The Church is the Mystical Body of Christ. Any doubts being sowed in your head are the work of the evil one and his minions.

…Christ proved His love for His spotless Bride not only at the cost of immense labor and constant prayer, but by His sorrows and His sufferings which He willingly and lovingly endured for her sake. “Having loved His own…He loved them unto the end.”[208] Indeed it was only at the price of His Blood that He purchased the Church.[209] Let us then follow gladly in the bloodstained footsteps of our King, for this is necessary to ensure our salvation: “For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His Resurrection.”[210] and “if we be dead with him, we shall live also with Him.”[211] Also our zealous love for the Church demands it, and our brotherly love for the souls she brings forth to Christ. For although our Savior’s cruel passion and death merited for His Church an infinite treasure of graces, God’s inscrutable providence has decreed that these graces should not be granted to us all at once; but their greater or lesser abundance will depend in no small part on our own good works, which draw down on the souls of men a rain of heavenly gifts freely bestowed by God. These heavenly gifts will surely flow more abundantly if we not only pray fervently to God, especially by participating every day if possible in the Eucharistic Sacrifice; if we not only try to relieve the distress of the needy and of the sick by works of Christian charity, but if we also set our hearts on the good things of eternity rather than on the passing things of this world; if we restrain this mortal body by voluntary mortification, denying it what is forbidden, and by forcing it to do what is hard and distasteful; and finally, if we humbly accept as from God’s hands the burdens and sorrows of this present life. Thus, according to the Apostle, “we shall fill up those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ in our flesh for His Body, which is the Church.”[212]

208. John, XIII, 1.; 209. Cf. Acts, XX, 28.; 210. Rom., VI, 5.; 211. II Tim. II, 11.; 212. Cf. Col., I, 24.

MYSTICI CORPORIS CHRISTI, Pope Pius XII, 29 June 1943, Feast of SS Peter and Paul

And now, a word from Ann Barnhardt:

Top Question In My Email Box Answered: Ann, How Can You Still Be Catholic?

I would say it is the number one question flowing into my email box right now.  Traffic is WAY up since I (with the heroic assistance and hard work of Argentine readers) started breaking the Bergoglian links to child sex trafficking in Argentina.  There are scads of new readers, and lots of old readers who haven’t been around for a while, but are now checking back in. Most of the emails that come in asking me why I haven’t left the Church are not hateful per se.  They seem to be coming from a root of genuine concern, usually including something along the lines of, “You’re so intelligent, Ann.  Why can’t you see this? Why do you have this one huge blind spot?”

Last night a reader sent me a link to a piece Karl Denninger put up on his blog in which Denninger essentially professed a full conversion to atheism precisely because God has not put a stop to the sodomite monsters that have infiltrated and now control the institutional Church, and are trying to destroy it, while simultaneously erecting an anti-church in its place.  I was asked specifically to respond to this, and am happy to do so. As St. Peter says, we must be ready at all times to explain why it is that we have hope.  I can think of no better time than now to make such explanation, precisely when it SEEMS that the situation is hopeless and that the sodomites have won not just a battle, but the entire war.

But sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts, being ready always to satisfy every one that asketh you a reason of that hope which is in you.
Dominum autem Christum sanctificate in cordibus vestris, parati semper ad satisfactionem omni poscenti vos rationem de ea, quae in vobis est, spe.
1 Peter 3: 15

I am still Catholic because the Catholic Church is the One True Church founded by Jesus Christ in the Upper Room, built upon the rock of Peter, and outside of Her there is no salvation. The Catholic Church is the Mystical Body and Bride of Christ, and the Gates of Hell will never prevail against her.

Not good enough, Ann.  Sounds like robotic boilerplate.  We need more.

Fair enough. Everything that is happening now has been prophesied for at least a century.  The main vector of these warnings has been no less than The Mother of God Herself, appearing all over the planet, from Portugal to Japan to Ecuador.  In addition, Pope Leo XIII was given a vision of an exchange between satan and Our Lord Jesus Christ in which satan announced his plan to destroy the Church in one hundred years time. Satan was given the choice of which century he wanted, and he chose the 20th century.

Ann, you’re not helping yourself here.  How could a loving God give satan PERMISSION to try to destroy the Church? 

The same way that God the Father could permit His Son to be tortured and killed on the Cross – because from that horror – the single worst thing that ever has or will happen, the entire human race was redeemed.  In terms of what is happening today, the good that is coming out of the horror is that men – some men, but certainly not all – will be drawn much, much closer to Christ than they would have been had the times been “calm”.  For whatever reason, there are people alive, right now, today, that Christ wants to draw closer to His Sacred Heart, and He is willing to let this attack on the Church play out in order to achieve this goal.  If you are reading this right now, it is conceivably possible that YOU are one of those souls.

The key to all of this is Our Lord’s Agony in the Garden…


Read the rest HERE. It only gets better.

This isn’t just tone-deaf, this is an intentional middle finger to all Catholics

These men in the photo below are in a meeting to discuss sexual abuse within the presbyterate and episcopacy. In particular, the raping of boys.

This isn’t Project Veritas sneaking into a Planned Parenthood convention and taking secret video of people laughing about selling baby parts. These men knew they were being photographed. The Vatican itself chose to make this photo a public record of the meeting.

Laughs all around.

I thought my anger had reached its zenith. I was wrong.

dinardo

“This culture of secrecy shields—among other things—a homosexual subculture which reaches the highest levels of the Church and stretches to every corner of the globe”

Father John Lankeit, 2 September 2018, from the pulpit of the Phoenix Cathedral:

St. Ignatius of Loyola is the Catholic Church’s undisputed heavyweight champion
in the arena of discernment of spirits. He trained himself—or rather, God trained
him—to distinguish clearly between the workings of the Holy Spirit and the
workings of the Evil One on an individual soul. Ignatius summarized his insights in
his 14 Rules of Discernment of Spirits and, in the process, gave the Church one of
its most useful tools for advancement on the path to holiness. All 14 rules have something valuable to teach us, but it is Rule 13—in particular—that speaks so pointedly to the sorry situation we find ourselves in as a Church today—facing a scandal of sexual perversion in the clergy and a crisis of trust in the kinds of high-ranking churchmen who ran a culture of cover-up of abusers decades ago…and those who are obscuring the truth today.

The Church is not a merely human organization. It is an organism—the living,
Body of Christ (cf. Eph 1:22-23). And the Church need not behave like political
parties or corporations which go to great lengths to deny any wrongdoing in
their ranks…even when it’s obvious they’re guilty. It is precisely in admitting our
sin and, above all, our need for the Mercy of Jesus Christ that “he increases and
we decrease” (cf. Jn 3:30) and thus allow the Church to be what she is.
But some high-level churchmen today continue the “corporate cover-up” mentality
to save face, instead of taking the kind of “call it what it is and repent” approach
that would have saved the victims from needless suffering. And some extremely
high-level churchmen are still at it—not hiding more abuse—we pray to God—but
certainly hiding the truth…and refusing to face the problem in the current crisis.
This culture of secrecy shields—among other things—a homosexual subculture
which reaches the highest levels of the Church and stretches to every corner of
the globe. This secretive culture also keeps hidden the true intentions of very high-ranking prelates in the Church today who, judging by their own words and actions, seek to change the Church and her teachings in radical ways.

Something needs to be clarified here. I just used the word prelate, but it’s a good
bet that some, if not many of you, may know its meaning. Prelate is a broad term
that refers to high-ranking clergy in the Church—and includes bishops,
archbishops, cardinals and the pope. So, it’s a time saver to refer—a homily
shortener!—to all of these churchmen at these levels…as prelates.
Another clarification is necessary here. While there have been too many priests
who sexually abused many males as well as some females—after all one abuser is
one too many—the vast majority of priests are not abusers. In fact, most of us
really do strive to be good priests…and a smaller percentage really wants to be holy.
The same is true for higher-ranking churchmen. When we say, for example that
“the bishops” covered for a disgraced former cardinal, or covered for predator
priests, we obviously don’t mean all bishops. As a matter of justice, we must not
tarnish the reputation of faithful bishops who are just as devastated and shamed
by this crisis as we are, and who are truly committed to ushering a new era of
accountability and purity into the Church.
At the same time, when we speak of complicit bishops, we are certainly referring to
those prelates—who were—and some who still are—unwilling to face the real
problem at the heart of this crisis…and do something about it.
Sixteen years ago, when the US Bishops established a zero-tolerance policy to deal
with abuser priests, many of the good priests said:
“Oh, that’s just great! We priests are on the hook. But where is the
accountability for the bishops?”
Now that the putrid predatory behavior of a former American Cardinal has
been exposed to the light of truth—the light of Christ—it is no longer just faithful
priests and laity who recognize the problem among the prelate class.
This foulness is visible for the whole world to see, and only an imbecile or an
ideologue would even think of dismissing the crux…and magnitude…of the
problem now. But make no mistake! This is not a repeat of 2002. This is new territory!

Much good has been done to protect the vulnerable from sexual predators in the
clergy since 2002. But very little, if anything, was done to purge the prelate ranks
of bad apples—and everyone now sees with crystal clarity!
What was exposed in the McCarrick case was pure evil.
The fact that it was exposed is a great gift, an act of mercy, from God himself, to
rouse us out of our spiritual stupor and to call the Church to genuine conversion.
Now…let’s consider why St. Ignatius’ Rule 13 is so important for us at this time. In
this rule, Ignatius exposes one of the Devil’s favorite ploys to enslave a soul in
secrecy and sin. Here’s part of the text of the 13th Rule:
“…when the enemy of human nature brings his wiles and persuasions to the
just soul, he…desires that they be received and kept in secret; but when one
reveals them to one’s good confessor or to another spiritual person, who knows
[the Devil’s] deceits and malicious designs, it weighs on [the Devil] very much,
because he perceives that he will not be able to succeed with the malicious
undertaking he has begun, since his manifest deceits have been revealed.”
The way this typically plays out in an individual soul is that, after a person commits
a serious sin, the Devil then assaults the person with lies…like these:
“You can’t tell anyone about this. What will they think of you? Everyone will
know you what a horrible person you are. You certainly can’t tell Father—even
in Confession—because he’ll remember what you did and think about it every
time he sees you. You have to keep this quiet!”

If we’re honest with ourselves, we can probably all recall some sin from our past
that we were ashamed or afraid to confess. But once we humbled ourselves and
confessed it in the Sacrament of Penance, we felt immense relief and peace, as if
the weight of the world were lifted from our shoulders.
Psalm 32 sums up this dynamic of sin and mercy beautifully:
Happy the man whose offense is forgiven, whose sin is remitted. O happy the man
to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, in whose spirit is no guile. I kept it secret and
my frame was wasted. I groaned all day long, for night and day your hand was
heavy upon me. Indeed my strength was dried up as by the summer’s heat. But
now I have acknowledged my sins; my guilt I did not hide. I said: “I will
confess my offense to the Lord.” And you, Lord, have forgiven the guilt of my sin.
(Ps 32:1-5)
Now, St. Ignatius didn’t invent this discipline of exposing our weaknesses and
failings to the Light of Christ. This idea goes all the way back to the Evangelists—
the writers of the four Gospels. They didn’t hide the defects, foibles, faults and
sins of the Apostles when they wrote the Gospels. How many times do we see St.
Peter—for example—acting overconfidently, aggressively rebuking the Lord, and
then denying Jesus—as predicted—so that he was reduced to a weeping mess?
And Jesus still made this imperfect and fragile man the first Pope!
The Evangelists did not whitewash the weaknesses of the Apostles in order to
make the Church look better to outsiders. Rather, by presenting the Apostles
honestly, with all their shortcomings, they merely demonstrated—without a
shadow of a doubt—that the Church’s ability to weather any storm, and to survive
any assault—whether an inside job or an outside attack—is a confirmation of
Christ’s promise that the “gates of hell will not prevail” (cf. Mt 16:18) against his
Church—not even when the Church is manipulated by bad prelates and priests.
The Church’s indestructibility over the past 2 millennia proves Christ’s
promise…over…and over…again.

This lesson has clearly been forgotten or disregarded by a small but influential
faction of prelates who insist on diverting attention away from the real roots of this
crisis today with self-serving smokescreens. Decades ago, while the serial sex abuse was being perpetrated by priests, the rationale of some high-level churchmen for burying the filth…and pressuring victims into silence…was “to spare the Church from scandal”. If there’s one undeniable lesson to be learned from that foul practice, it’s that if you try to sweep evil under the rug in order to maintain appearances, it will eventually surface in a much more scandalous way…to the greater humiliation of the Church.

Sixteen years ago—either because the bishops were afraid of being called
“homophobes” by correctly identifying the central issue in the abuse—male on
male predatory behavior—or, in the most egregious cases, because some of these same bishops were—themselves— either acting in an evil manner or covering for those who were—the bishops denied that the majority of the abuse was male on male predatory behavior, and instead blamed pedophilia—the abuse of children who have not reached puberty. But the facts are irrefutable: 81% of victims were male—most, if not all, beyond puberty. If the bishops keep denying the obvious, they make it look to a pagan world as if reason is actually incompatible with faith. The numbers don’t lie, even if the spin doctors do!

There are prelates in the Church today who sow confusion and doubt and then
refuse to clarify their stance on issues of sexual chastity and sin, even when
asked—directly and publicly—to do so. There are other prelates who, when confronted with the urgency of the current crisis—and the Holy Father’s exclusive authority and ultimate responsibility to discipline and even remove corrupt bishops—say that the Holy Father has higher priorities than eradicating this evil—such as “talking about the environment and protecting migrants”. God help us! With all due respect to the American Cardinal who spoke these absurd words—the Pope is the Vicar of Christ, not the Commissar of Climate. The fact that a prince of the Church refuses to take seriously the righteous anger of the laity simmering just below the surface and dares to suggest that progressivist political agendas are higher priorities for the Spiritual Head of the Catholic Church, than eradicating a spiritual cancer that has consumed innocent bodies and souls in the House of God, shows just how unfit and unserious certain prelates are about bringing about the needed reform.
Jesus speaks in today’s Gospel to the Pharisees—quoting the Prophet Isaiah—in
words that could just as easily be directed to the clueless cardinals, bad bishops
and perverted priests:

“Well did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written: This people
honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they
worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts.” (Mk 7:6-7)
Thankfully, this deeply ingrained tone-deafness in the highest ranks of the Church
has now been exposed for the whole world to see. They literally can’t hide their
ideology anymore, and clergy and laity are demanding answers—clear answers.
Here, however, we—clergy and laity alike—have to be utterly realistic about the
true costs of the needed reform that so many of us are calling for.
The root cause of both spiritual…and sexual abuse is: Dissent from—and
disobedience to—the dogmas and doctrines of the Catholic Church.
The scandal began—and is being perpetuated—by dissent from…and disobedience
to Christ. Sexual perversion in the clergy—be it homosexual or heterosexual—is
the rotten fruit. The cause is infidelity to Christ and to the Church he founded.
My brothers and sisters, here’s the bottom line:
We need to stop the pandemic sexual abuse, by killing its roots before it can
grow. To stop sex abuse means eradicating the spiritual abuse that so often
precedes it…and develops into it.
And so, each person—ordained or lay—must ask himself or herself:
If the good bishop in your diocese—who is really serious about reform—has to
remove the pastor from your parish because that priest is deliberately abusing the
liturgy; or because he’s either sexually active with males or females; or because
he’s a homosexual activist; or because he tells you that women should be
ordained; or that there are any genders other than male and female; or that the
Church needs to permit birth control; or any of those other poison teachings that
corrupt the young and the unsuspecting, you must answer this question:
Would you stand by your bishop if removing such a spiritual abuser meant that
your parish would have to shut its doors for lack of another available priest to
replace your disgraceful pastor?

Because that is the magnitude of this contagion in the Church!
Many spiritually abusive priests are quite aware that their bishops are caught
between a rock and a hard place—that there are real consequences for a good
bishop if he takes such a traitor to Christ out of circulation in order to protect
the souls and consciences of the faithful.
The spiritually abusive priests could conceivably say to the average bishop:
“I know that you know that if you remove me, you’re going to face a backlash
from the people I have malformed in the faith, so I dare you to! Go ahead and
make your move…and face the full brunt of such a decision.”
Such a priest simply does not care for the good of the souls entrusted to him!
He’s willing to use them—to use you—as human shields in this spiritual war to
protect himself from the consequences of his infidelity to Christ…to the Church
…and to his flock, because so few—if any—of these False Fathers have ever
encountered a bishop with that kind of resolve—the kind necessary to really clean
house.
Do you, then—my brothers and sisters—demand of your bishop something that you
will then turn around and condemn him for if his actions cause a hardship for you?
Our good bishops need assurance from the laity that you won’t abandon them if
they make the excruciating decisions necessary to Cleanse the Temple.
On the other hand, for those members of the laity who willingly support and
encourage dissenting priests and enable their spiritual abuse, while at the same
time condemning the cover-up of sex abuse, I offer you some food for thought.
If you enable the evil spirits of dissent and disobedience to hide in your heart,
then—spiritually speaking—you are just as complicit as bishops who enabled the
agents of evil—the pervert priests— to hide in parishes and to continue to consume
the bodies and souls of the vulnerable.

If you condemn the abusers and enablers—after doing essentially the same things,
spiritually—then you condemn yourself, as St. Paul wrote to the Romans:
…you have no excuse…whoever you are, when you judge another; for in passing
judgment upon him you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the
very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who
do such things. Do you suppose…that when you judge those who do such things
and yet do them yourself, you will escape the judgment of God? (Rom 2:1-3)
In 1976 at a Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia, Cardinal Karol Wyotyla—the
future St. John Paul II—issued a warning:
“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation
humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of American
society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are
now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of
the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel. We must be prepared to undergo great trials
in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to [make] a total gift of
self to Christ and for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is possible to
alleviate this tribulation, but it is no longer possible to avert it.”
In light of the recent Grand Jury bombshell, it’s rather eerie that the future Saint
spoke those words in Pennsylvania, isn’t it?
In our own day, in our own Church, we are faced with this very question:
Which will you choose—the Gospel or the anti-Gospel?
The Church established by Christ, or the Church corrupted by faithless
prelates pretending to be friends of Christ…and fathers to the faithful?
Your choice will show how serious you are—or are not—about first purging evil
from your own heart…and then helping to purge it from our Church.
Because the future of the Church, and the good of the whole world—not to
mention the eternal destiny of your soul—all these depend on which side you do
choose.

“So shocking is Cupich’s indifference to child rape that it seems time for the Justice Department to move in.”

From the Hugh Hewitt piece at WaPo:

“…Never before has a senior prelate so utterly failed to defend not only the Church but also he truth the Church proclaims. One of the senior most prelates in the United States had declared in essence, “move on.”

Well, no. That cannot be allowed to happen. Cupich has a red hat, but that brings no special standing to a grand jury and hopefully one is forming up in the Windy City or Illinois generally because that sort of shamelessness suggests a lot for the diocese to be ashamed of.

Last time I wrote about this, I was hoping for 49 other state attorneys general to follow the Shapiro example. Now I think the number should be 50, including U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions; so shocking is Cupich’s indifference to child rape that it seems time for the Justice Department to move in. Cupich’s brazen diversion seems a signal that he and many others will refuse to cooperate with any civil authorities, would refuse to investigate themselves and will continue to conspire to keep criminals from justice and victims from knowledge and recompense.”

Given what we now know from the PA report concerning how far back all of this goes, the overall tone of the article is far too nostalgic. And yes, the headline I chose to use is actually a subversion from Hewitt, because “child rape” isn’t nearly specific enough in describing the true nature of the problem.

But hey, WaPo isn’t going to tolerate words like faggotry.

Read the rest HERE.

The point to make note of is that this level of rage is now appearing in mainstream leftist media, and it’s a big deal. The story is not going away, and in fact continues to gather steam. The culprits continue to feed the narrative with their own scurrilous reprisals and deflections. They are shameless, and will continue to act as if they are above the law until someone steps up, raids a chancery, confiscates every document, and leads a cardinal out in cuffs. Again I ask, what exactly is the threshold for probable cause in a RICO investigation? What exactly is preventing the other 49 state Attorneys General from acting on their own? Is it the knowledge that homosexuality is the root, which thus makes the case untouchable? Because it seems to me there should be a lot more pouncing going on, even if motivated purely for political purposes.

Lock Them Up!

 

Everything is much easier to understand if you remember, “the Catholic Church and the anti-Church currently co-exist in the same sacramental, liturgical and juridical space.”

Since the latest crisis seems to have inflicted super-wokeness in a fair portion of the faithful, it seems a good time to revisit, or help them discover for the first time, that thing Father Clovis laid out at the Rome Life Forum on 18 May 2017. So let’s do that now. Then, we need to help them discover that Bergoglio is not pope, never was pope, and that Benedict is the one and only true living pope. Once the spainin’s done, everything makes a lot more sense.

Here is a slice from Fr. Clovis:

The Church and anti-Church

Pope Paul VI (37) spoke of the “smoke of Satan” having entered the Church, and Sister Lucia, that the apostasy in the Church would begin at the top. For the past half-century, there has been a growing crisis in the Church, arising as much from a lack of clear and unambiguous teaching, as from the climate of dissent among priests, Religious and laity. Within the contemporary Church, the crisis has been brought to fever pitch, if not breaking point, by the rejection of Our Lord’s yes/no paradigm and the undermining of established doctrinal positions by protean pastoral practises. One recent example is Bishop Fernando Ocariz’s pixilated declaration in defence of Amoris Laetitia’s proposed Holy Communion for adulterers – quote – “a new pastoral impulse which requires concrete answers in continuity with the doctrine of the Magisterum” (39). The blood-dimmed tide is loosed as there emerges from the darkness and confusion a real and open conflict between those who remain faithful and loyal to Our Lord’s Gospel and the increasing numbers of the uncatechised, who, by adhering to the praxis of ‘political correctness’ formulated by LGBT ideologues, reject the Christian Gospel. The open and unilateral imposition of this politically correct ideology in many parishes and dioceses is validating an anti-Church that is in opposition to the Catholic Church, the true Church of Christ.

The anti-Gospel of the anti-Church is, in many cases, indistinguishable from secular ideology, which has overturned both the natural law and the Ten Commandments, the sources that, from time immemorial, have informed and protected man’s moral, spiritual and physical well-being. This anti-Gospel, which seeks to elevate the individual’s will to consume, to pleasure and to power over the will of God, was rejected by Christ when tempted in the wilderness (40). Disguised as “human rights”, it has reappeared, in all its luciferian hubris, to promulgate a narcissistic, hedonistic attitude that rejects any constraint except that imposed by man-made laws. Thus approaching its fulfilment is St. Pius X’s prophesy that “the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer.” (41)

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, the founding president of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, wrote to Sister Lucia asking for prayers for this new undertaking. She declared in a signed response (42) to him that “the final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan will be about marriage and the family. Do not be afraid, (she added), because anyone who works for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be fought and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue.” And then she concluded: “however, Our Lady has already crushed his head.” The Cardinal noted that for John Paul II this was the crux, as it touches the very pillar of creation, the truth of the relationship between man and woman, and among generations. It is well known that any tampering with a keystone risks the collapse of the entire building. The keystone, the basic cell of society is marriage and family. With the tacit acceptance of contraception and divorce, the recent ‘merciful’ embracing of remarried civil divorcees and the benign nod to same-sex ‘marriage’, the keystone has been tampered with and the omega point has been reached. With this background, the question as to whether Amoris Laetitia should be treated as a gauntlet thrown down or a Trojan horse naturally raises its head.

For nearly three centuries, the popes have confronted the dark trinity of masonry, liberalism and modernism, which in our time, having transmuted into atheistic secularism, has a baneful grip on all the major institutions of global influence but particularly on education, communications, politics and the law. Atheistic secularism has been working for the demise of the family, its driving spirit being the LGBT ideology; its public face, “political correctness”; its Sunday dress, “inclusivity and non-judgmentalism”.

St. Pius X was the first to clearly identify Modernism, that subversive rebellion against fixed moral norms and religious belief, as the synthesis of all heresies and as the hidden enemy within the Church. Though he unmasked Modernism, with his Encyclical Pascendi, he failed to uproot it and, like the cockle (43) in the field, it continued growing and developing ideals, doctrines and goals that were quite alien, if not diametrically opposed to the Catholic Church. Thus, Modernism, remaining within the Catholic Church, has metastasised into the anti-Church.

It is self-evident that the Catholic Church and the anti-Church currently co-exist in the same sacramental, liturgical and juridical space. The latter, having grown stronger, is now attempting to pass itself off as the true Church, all the better to induct, or coerce, the faithful into becoming adherents, promoters and defenders of a secular ideology (44). Should the anti-Church succeed in commandeering all the space of the true Church, the rights of man will supplant the rights of God through the desecration of the sacraments, the sacrilege of the sanctuary, and the abuse of apostolic power. Thus, politicians who vote for abortion and same-sex “marriage” will be welcome at the Communion rails; husbands and wives who have abandoned their spouses and children and entered into adulterous relationships will be admitted to the sacraments; priests and theologians who publicly reject Catholic doctrines and morals will be at liberty to exercise ministry and to spread dissent, while faithful Catholics will be marginalised, maligned and discredited at every turn. Thus, the anti-Church would succeed in achieving its goal of dethroning God as Creator, Saviour and Sanctifier and replacing Him with man the self-creator, the self-saviour and the self-sanctifier.

I really encourage you to click THIS link to read the whole thing. It’s a great primer on the 500 year descent to where we find ourselves now.

What does it take to show Probable Cause in a RICO case, and how the hell are we not there yet? Jeff Sessions, call your office.

Voris says sources claim Vatican is attempting to smuggle Wuerl out of the country before charges are brought. All appointments canceled, cell phone shut off, whereabouts unknown.

NOT A PARODY: Cupich says Bergoglio needs to get past all this BS so he can return his focus to the environment, man. Oh and Migrants.

Also, people only criticize him because he’s Latino.

I am not making this up. Watch it quick, before they take it down.

I’m having trouble embedding the video, but you can view it on the NBC Chicago site HERE.