Although I have written on this previously, tantrum-esque insistence from Rome on God’s death has been evidenced. To recap, following up on Traditionis custodes, Art. 3.2, in his Responsa ad dubia, in the “explanatory note,” Cardinal Arthur Roche writes:
“The exclusion of the parish church is intended to affirm that the celebration of the Eucharist according to the previous rite, being a concession limited to these groups, is not part of the ordinary life of the parish community.”
Let’s do a syntactical extraction of verbiage dependent on “the celebration of the Eucharist”, just so we’re clear about the core statement, just so you can hear it clearly:
“The exclusion of the parish church is intended to affirm that the celebration of the Eucharist […] is not part of the ordinary life of the parish community.”
Let’s boil that down a bit more:
“The Eucharist […] is not […] the […] life of the parish.”
Get that? If the Living and Incarnate Word of God, Jesus, in His Sacrifice for us is irrelevant to the parish community in one rite, that means that Jesus in His Sacrifice for us is irrelevant to the parish community in all rites, including the Novus Ordo Missae, the New Order of Mass. It’s the same Jesus, right? Jesus said: “I AM THE LIFE.” Take your hand, Thomas, and put it into my side.
But Cardinal Arthur Roche, with Pope Francis, says: “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed Him.”
Sounds like “The Will to Power” of Friedrich Nietzsche, “Der Wille zur Macht.”
God, fully alive, has answered:
Because many have pointed out the lack of canonical exactitude of both Traditionis custodes and the Responsa ad dubia, Cardinal Arthur Roche has insisted recently in the very first point of his Rescriptumapproved by Pope Francis that physically throwing Jesus off His own Altar consecrated for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and then right out of His own Church is now all canonically legal, because, you know:
“God is dead. He stays dead. And we have killed Him.”
Entrenching. That’s not good. That’s not good at all. The whole world is going to hell and their response is that God is dead?
Look, the biological solution comes to us all:
I want to go to heaven to meet the Risen Lord Jesus and thank Him, the Living God, for His Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, for forgiving me my sin of killing Him.
I want Cardinal Arthur Roche and Pope Francis to be converted to Jesus and thank Jesus in the same way. I have nothing on them. I am the worst sinner. But that means that I can also, with Jesus’ grace, be very thankful. So can they.
Have some game, your Eminence! Be not afraid! Let’s do up the debate in front of La disputa del Sacramento (The Disputation of the Sacrament) by Raphael. That would be most appropriate as the Stanze di Raffaello in the Apostolic Palace are entirely secure, and, back in the day, this Stanza della Segnatura was where the Supreme Papal Tribunal met.
Let’s do it in English since English speakers seem to be among the most rebellious of those who love the Traditional Latin Mass.
Let’s have two time-keepers, one from either side. You might want someone loud and forceful such as Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin for your timekeeper, but I think I’ll ask another untitled parish priest in another very small parish who has already been checked out by Vatican security. All good.
We should have two moderators asking the questions, again, one from either side. You might like a smooth-talker like Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, or perhaps someone a bit more brash like Cardinal Robert W. McElroy. For myself, I know a layman with no name recognition who happens to be the best in the world at hunting (within the confines of the law) human and sex-traffickers, and who has, I’m sure, already been vetted by the Holy See’s Intel for all the great work he does. All good.
It’s not like you don’t have a good chance of winning. You have power and prestige and know how to put on a tone to say things are really very serious, though it strikes me that you may not have much looked into the eyes of Mary to ask her just how serious things are with the Sacrifice of the Mass, with her dear Son:
As for me, well, you know me already. You’ve written to me personally investigating my relationship with the TLM. I’m in the smallest, most remote parish perhaps in the world as an otherwise untitled parish priest, truly on the far side of the peripheries. I do have some degrees (SSL, STD), but, alas, nothing from San Anselmo. I was in talks to do my doctorate there with the head of that institute as moderator, but at the last minute I decided that the PIB would be better for my purposes. The point is that right now I’m just another run-of-the-mill priest, but that’s what makes this interesting. It’s the little guy you’re personally hurting. That would be me and those like me. We are interested in the most insignificant people, are we not?
Sure, we could get the great liturgists on the Traditionalist side, those who have read everything and written really so very much indeed. But such debates have already taken place ad nauseam at the old Ecclesia Dei at the one-time CDF, right? A flood of factual information useful in any other era in the history of the Church isn’t quite so useful at this moment. After all, this isn’t about Liturgy, but about your ideology over against the faith of Jesus’ Little Flock. To win, I simply have to show how everything you say mocks Jesus and His Sacrifice, and that God will not be mocked. I’m not saying you do that in your own soul, just that that’s what you objectively present.
I’m sure you also don’t need any experts to use as proxies, since you’re already at the top of the heap liturgically, and this, again, is not about the liturgy, but rather about your ideological insistence that, specifically, the Church’s theology (read: doctrine) is a load of crap, and that everything that holds up that theology like the Traditional Latin Mass is a load of crap. Your words, your Eminence.
Let’s see, how is it that the Church’s theology (read: doctrine) has changed. Is it that for the New Order of Mass:
Jesus is not divine.
Jesus is not the Messiah.
Jesus is not the Suffering Servant.
There is no such thing as sin.
There is no such thing as forgiveness of sin.
Jesus was a fool to stand in our place, Innocent for the guilty so as to have the right in His own justice to have mercy on us.
The Eucharist is just a piece of bread and the chalice merely contains wine after the consecrations.
Jesus is merely a symbol.
And so on and so forth…
I will win for those who believe in Jesus. You will win for those who are, perhaps to no fault of their own, self-absorbed narcissists. Hey! It’s a win-win! Everyone will know where everyone stands. And that’s always good in these times of ambiguity and bullying and bullying with ambiguity. So, nothing to lose for anyone. Let’s do it!
Format? To start, it would surely be good to have fifteen minutes each to present an overview of one’s point of attack. Graphics allowed. You always start, since you’re not the underdog, to say the least.
You can emphasize “Changing Church theology requires TLM restriction” with “changing” referring to active Hegelian manipulation or diversely to a de facto description of acquiescence to sinful behavior and heretical thought that cannot tolerate Jesus’ Sacrifice, or both, or whatever you think. There are endless anecdotes for either and both together or anything else.
Meanwhile, I will demonstrate from Traditionis custodes, the responses to dubia, etc., an objective rejection of Jesus and His Sacrifice on the one hand and how the Traditional Latin Mass provides an occasion for reverent thanksgiving to Jesus by the Lord’s Little Flock on the other hand.
After that, the moderators can alternate in providing not speeches, but questions timed to thirty seconds, always going to you first for a five minute response, followed by myself for a five minute response to the question and to you. This can go for as long as you like. Should you interrupt, the time-keepers will bring order back to the debate and provide time for me to respond to your interruption. The fresco of the disputa will remind us both, however, that the outcome is already assured. All good.
Let’s be joyful, your Eminence. Let’s have a debate.
I should warn you, though, your Eminence, any insult you make to Jesus and His Sacrifice is taken as a direct and very personal insult by Immaculate Mary, Jesus’ Virgin Mother. Jesus doesn’t take kindly to His dear Mother getting insulted.
This was minutes from where I also go on Communion calls every Sunday. I’ve met some of those involved.
From 0:00 to 1:11 you see the flashlighted Throwbot-esque two-wheeled law enforcement remote controlled robot moving about on the floor investigating what’s going on in the house. The guy running this robot outside is seeing live footage of the guy waking up, picking up the robot, and going to the door with the robot. That’s what’s in his hands. He helpfully, sincerely just wants to know what’s going on.
When you put a flashlighted robot into some guy’s house you have to know that he is going to pick it up if not shoot it and bring it to the door in his hands. You can’t be thinking automatically that the person has a gun in his hands if he comes to the door with the robot in his hands, especially when you’re watching live footage from the robot, right? Or is that the defense that will be given, that the robot guy outside didn’t tell anyone what he was seeing?
Here’s the attempted execution: 1:12 to 1:18. He’s got both hands high up, for seconds. She’s got both her hands high up, for seconds. She’s obviously not a “hostage”. He’s obviously holding their flashlighted Throwbot. With their hands up a barrage of bullets is fired.
Then you’ll see documentation blaming the guy who was baited to be executed. All those involved saw that press release. Did any of them say anything, like – Hey! That’s a lie! -perhaps telling that, you know, to the NC-SBI? That may come out later. It’s interesting that the attorney for the LEOs immediately resigned.
5:08-5:12 you hear F-bombs from the LEOs about their realization that there are surveillance cameras in the trailer. It’s interesting that we don’t hear such dismay just after they shot him. It’s only when they realize they’ve been caught out. Is that right?
The guy survived. He’s the one who provided the footage from his own surveillance cameras. I wonder if the bodycam footage has been released, like, all of it, from all angles, from everyone.
It seems these guys, legit law enforcement officers, are acting like vigilantes, you know, for pay. They’re going to get the job done regardless of the law, regardless of justice. Is that right?
Note to law enforcement: the purpose of training isn’t about how good you can shoot or shooting up “kill houses” at the training center, or knowing how to order good equipment with all the dip and VELCRO®. No. I mean, I’m probably a better shot than many if not most of you. That’s not the point. Instead, it’s about how to appraise 911 calls in this kind of situation, knowing that there’s a possibility of SWATTING. It’s about how to control, that is, use your adrenaline. TRAINING IS MORE ABOUT HOW NOT TO SHOOT THAN IT IS ABOUT HOW TO SHOOT.
Training is about what to expect that someone is going to do when you put a flashlighted Throwbot in his house and it’s moving around and filming: he’s going to get it out of his house. You know he’s going to open the door and bring it out, right? So when he opens the door to bring it out and ask what it is you’re doing, you’re trained up NOT to open fire on him. Right? You did do THAT training didn’t you? If you didn’t, that’s like, criminal on the part of the instructor. That’s the most important part of the training.
But the purposed cover up by the higher ups for all of this after they all saw the footage above and so much more… just… wow…
This is corruption at its absolute worst.
Here’s the deal: people are going to think that when they see a flashlighted robot moving around their houses at night, it’s likely from a SWAT team who is going to do up an extra-judicial execution on you within seconds. And some of these robots can now shoot bullets. I mean, is someone going to shoot at robot first and ask questions later, except they won’t be able to ask questions later because with shots fired all hell would break out. But that’s known, right? That’s exactly the kind of escalation that gets civilians killed, that gets officers killed. This whole thing is wrong, just baiting everyone to get killed. This is not smart law enforcement.
So, I have a solution with which everyone can calm down about. How about all those involved in this seemingly purposed execution resign, including any “trainers”, all of them, from the lowest to the highest? And then have a televised trial. Let’s have another election. Let’s get some new officers, you know, with no “Training Day” crap going on. Any of that should be a felony with severe penalties.
“But Father George! Father George! Weren’t you at least at one time a law enforcement chaplain? Shouldn’t you be defending law enforcement?”
Yes and yes. But sometimes encouragement is provided with tough love, right? Telling the truth regardless of the cost, right? You know I do that for those in the Church. Shouldn’t I do that for those in the State?
“The theology of the Church has changed; whereas before the priest represented, at a distance, all the people, they were channeled through this person who alone was celebrating the Mass: it is not only the priest who celebrates the liturgy but also those who are baptized with him, and that is an enormous statement to make.”
First of all, let’s turn to the “commemoration for the living” from the Roman Canon of the Traditional Latin Mass:
In a quick personal translation of this paragraph from the Traditional Latin Mass:
“Remember, Lord, your sons and daughters N. and N. and all gathered here, whose faith and devotion are known to you. For them, we offer you this sacrifice of praise or they offer it for themselves and all who are theirs, for the redemption of their souls, in hope of health and well-being, and offering their devotion to you, the eternal God, living and true.”
Let’s see… here’s the official translation of the relevant paragraph from the New Order of Mass:
“Remember, Lord, your servants N. and N. and all gathered here, whose faith and devotion are known to you. For them, we offer you this sacrifice of praise or they offer it for themselves and all who are dear to them, for the redemption of their souls, in hope of health and well-being, and paying their homage to you, the eternal God, living and true.”
Wait… What? That sounds quite familiar. Let’s see… what’s the Latin for the New Order of Mass?
“Meménto, Dómine, famulórum famularúmque tuarum N. et N. et ómnium circumstántium, quórum tibi fides cógnita est et nota devótio, pro quibus tibi offérimus: vel qui tibi ófferunt hoc sacrifícium laudis, pro se suísque ómnibus: pro redemptióne animárum suárum, pro spe salútis et incolumitátis suæ: tibíque reddunt vota sua ætérno Deo, vivo et vero.”
Hahahahahahaha! Those words from the New Order of Mass are absolutely verbatim, to the letter, with the words of the Traditional Latin Mass of the 1962 Roman Missal. So, does that mean that Cardinal Roche is, like, misrepresenting the facts? Maybe he’s having a diabetic episode and isn’t thinking straight.
Even though this is a poor example for him to say that the New Order of Mass and the Traditional Latin Mass have entirely different theologies, his overarching idea is mistaken, that the theology (read doctrine) underlying the Traditional Latin Mass is entirely different from the theology (read doctrine) of the New Order of Mass and, therefore, the Traditional Latin Mass with all of its concomitant theology must be flipped away by the spinning hands of the clock of history.
He’s trying to say that because he and Pope Francis are trashing the Traditional Latin Mass, it is therefore legitimate for he and Pope Francis to trash all the theology (read doctrine) of the Church in Judeo-Catholic religion, from Adam until today and onward.
Truth is One. Truth is Living: Jesus Christ, the Eternal Word of the Father. That Word of the Father is not a lie, a mistake. The Father doesn’t change His mind one fine day in eternity and say that he’s mistaken in speaking that One Word expressing Himself in the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity and must now speak an entirely different Word. No.
Jesus laying down Himself in Sacrifice for us, fulfilling His own justice to have mercy on us, taking our place, Innocent for the guilty, taking on the punishment we deserve so that He can command the Father: Father! Forgive them! is not now worthless and to be tossed away because we say – because we’re better because we live today – that there is no sin, and that therefore no repentance is needed, no forgiveness needs to be provided, and therefore that the Son of the Living God who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire is therefore a fool for having been tortured to death for us. “That’s all passé. We’re the ones, the only ones! Change the Mass! Change the theology! Change the truth! All is a lie!”
What’s Roche trying to say, that the ordained have no sacramental character different from that of the laity? I mean, who knows what he’s thinking. What I do know is that he thinks and says that the Traditional Latin Mass, you know, the Sacrifice of the Son of the Living God, has nothing to do with the life of the parish community. He’s hitting people over the head with that like any mafioso beating their own to death with a baseball bats. This is way to violent to watch, but truth be told, the insult these guys provide to Jesus’ being tortured to death for all of us is so very much worse:
If anyone is channeling anyone, it’s Cardinal Roche channeling himself. How ugly. How disgusting. How filthy.
In answer to Cardinal Roche’s charge, which is actually about the priest having his back to the people (which is rubrically correct in the New Order of Mass, btw), well, that “back to the people” thing isn’t the case at all. Quite the other way around. The priest is just like everyone else. All are facing the Sacrifice together. The priest and Christ’s faithful. As the Apocalypse says, we will all look on Him whom we have all pierced through. When the priest is simply taking his place with everyone else facing the Sacrifice, his importance disappears. He’s ordained to get himself the hell out of the way of Jesus the One High Priest. When the priest faces the people it is then that he himself becomes important. It all becomes a clown Mass overnight.
So, what kind of narcissism is really going on here?
Oh, and that mention of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel? Here’s the modus operandi of Cardinal Roche and Pope Francis, why they think that with the passing of time the theology of the Church (read doctrine) changes like any dialectical materialism that has nothing to do with God:
But instead, Verbum Domini manet in aeternum. The Word of the Lord remains for ever.
Pope Francis has been reiterating his ambiguity about priestly celibacy, putting an emphasis in the direction of changing what he calls a mere disciplinary measure. Celibacy is more, on a doctrinal level, which, to ignore, seems to be a denial of Christ Himself.
My own experience, having been clearly called by Jesus to His priesthood when I was only two and half years old, an experience clear and present now more than sixty years later, is that, weak as I am in following Jesus when a teenager, though this vocation was ever present in my heart, I did have a girl friend such that we were discussing marriage and discussing children. She said she had also dreamed of having lots of kids. How many? I asked. A dozen has always been my dream, she said. I said that would be great, but I was a little sad. What’s wrong? she asked. I had always dreamed of sixteen kids, but really, however many that God would want us to have. She agreed. But off I went to the seminary right after high school. Jesus’ calling was unstoppable.
It takes a huge heart to be married and raise a family. But the priesthood, this kind of participation in the marriage of Christ with His Bride the Church, this takes one’s very heart being ripped out, taken by Jesus, whose own Heart was pierced through. The priest is be entirely standing in solidarity with Jesus at the Cross, supporting His dearest Mother Mary, Mother of priests. The heart one might have had for one woman and some children is immediately brought to one being married to the Church, with so many children. One’s way of caring for the Lord’s Little Flock is… to remain with one’s heart ripped out of one’s chest, unable to leave Calvary, unable to leave the Cross, unable to leave our Blessed Mother. Unable… So one with Christ that one says in the first person singular the marriage vows of Christ with the Church at that Wedding Feast of the Lamb: This is my body, given for you in Sacrifice. This is my Blood poured out for you in Sacrifice. The heart the priest is to have is Christ’s, and as soon as that happens… the sword pierces through…
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When John Paul II went to the USA way back in I think it was the late 1970s or 1980s, he endured a speech given by an Irish born priest who was representing, he claimed, all the priests in the USA. That guy droned on for like 40 minutes, crying, actually, moaning, lamenting, that priests are so lonely and that the Pope simply had to permit them to get married.
JPII’s brilliant and ever so brief answer was that “It’s a long way to Tipperary” referring to still Catholic Ireland.
The lonely thing coupled with a desire to get married in a one-man, one woman situation, might seem mighty tame these days when, instead, so many priests and bishops are all about same-sex sex.
But today’s same-sex sex situation developed from priests wanting to get married (male-female) back in the day. That desire to get married was a symptom of a much greater problem, that is:
Priests and bishops and popes no longer understand that presently and since their ordinations THEY ARE MARRIED TO THE BRIDE OF CHRIST, THE CHURCH, BY THE WEDDING VOWS THEY PRONOUCE WITH THE CONSECRATIONS AT HOLY MASS: This is my body given for you in sacrifice, my blood poured out for you in sacrifice. They act in Persona Christi, in the Person of Christ. That’s quite an exalted vocation, that with such marriage vows one is at the ready at any second to lay down one’s life for the Church. These vows mean that the priest be one is solidarity with the One High Priest, standing with Jesus in His trials.
Because priests and bishops no longer think they are married at all, the priesthood becomes an unnatural situation for them. Since they entrench in misunderstanding of human nature, how it is that it is the image of God (male, female, marriage, family as redeemed and sanctified by God’s own marriage to the Church at the Wedding Feast of the Lamb, the Last Supper, Holy Mass, united with Calvary)… since they are rejecting marriage and the image of God, they, by force, are smashed down into a corruption, perversion, into that which mocks marriage, mocks the image of God. Same-sex sex does just that. They embrace it.
Whenever I hear priests and bishops and popes promote priests getting married I try to dispel their likely malicious ignorance with posts like this: THEY ARE MARRIED. Priests and bishops and popes are so ignorant because they have abandoned Jesus altogether. Jesus is, for them, no longer the Living Truth who can provide them with instruction and good spiritual life.
If Church law were to change, by the way, I doubt that priests already ordained would be able to get married. They made a lifelong commitment. Being liars does not speak well to the vows they would pretend to make.
An argument for married priests is that this would attract vocations to the priesthood. I say that that’s BS. It’s the same-sex sex thing that has emptied the seminaries. Young men with a vocation from Jesus want to have their hearts ripped out for the sake of the Bride of Christ, the Church. But who is there among bishops or priests to promote the greatness of the priesthood in this way?
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Here’s the truth of the matter: priests and bishops are to be in only one marriage, as Saint Paul says, that with the Bride of Christ, the Church, by the very Sacrifice of the Mass that they daily offer:
Don’t blame un-elite me, because you have heard that it was said by actually elite vaticanista journalists that even as the world largely goes to hell assenting to synodality same-sex freak shows, whether on the Vatican’s own Synod website or in Germany or in so many other places right around the world, ubiquitously, it seems that the most important thing for Pope Francis to do, ever, is maybe to possibly perhaps promulgate an Apostolic Constitution on 3 April 2023, Monday of Holy Week, an Apostolic Constitution that will mostly or entirely forbid the offering of the Traditional Latin Mass, and perhaps also force priests to concelebrate at least the Chrism Mass in Holy Week.
Some conjecture the date for the Apostolic Constitution being a month later on the feast of St Pius V or on other insanely sarcastic possible dates. But because of the apparent emphasis on forcing priests to concelebrate, and it being that the concelebration is intensely recommended for the Chrism Mass, and it being that 3 April 1969 was the kind-of-promulgation of Paul VI’s Novus Ordo (but not at all any kind of abrogation of the Traditional Latin Mass), it is 3 April 2023, just prior to the Chrism Mass around the world, that seems to be the probable date.
And, by the way, it is not a conspiracy theory to think that there is Apostolic Constitution coming up. It is quite necessitated by the promise of Pope Francis to undo the Traditional Latin Mass quite completely in his 16 July 2021, Traditionis custodes. And this is entirely within his own projected time-frame. And we have been advised of this umpteen times by authoritative powers-that-be.
For us, in this diocese, the first hypothetical post-Apostolic Constitution Chrism Mass would take place hours later on Tuesday Morning of Holy Week, though I think that if there are to be important changes to the Chrism Mass, our diocese may well cancel the Mass that Tuesday and move it to its traditional Holy Thursday morning time, two days later (not necessarily for reasons of tradition, but so as to revise participation booklets for the priests). Of course, they could stay up all night making photocopies for the priests to use, you know, handing out the already printed booklets before Mass, but then handing out the photocopies of participation-aids just before they are needed during the Chrism Mass itself.
Anyway, I doubt all this because it is simply absurd to have such a juxtaposition in the same document, the trouncing of the Traditional Latin Mass and a mere disciplinary measure regarding concelebration. But because of the intensely rumored insistence that such a juxtaposition is to take place whereby, say, priests not concelebrating but rather merely being “in choir” is ruled out, you know – or else! – because of that, I’m thinking that – Hey! – there may be other things introduced by this Apostolic Constitution for the Chrism Mass itself that will put believing priests into a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation, the kind of bullying ubiquitous in these times of ultra-fake-synodality. It would be a surprise if there wasn’t any baiting-to-get-bullied situation (not in the intention of our diocese, mind you, but that being intended from across the pond).
Just say that there are some specious rewordings in the texts of the Chrism Mass, heretical, sacrilegeous, will a priest, realizing half-way through the Chrism Mass that he’s been forced to concelebrate so as to be a puppet for heresy and sacrilege have the bravery to walk out of whatever Cathedral, cameras rolling, trying not to cause a scene, but making himself look like Judas, who, freshly possessed by Satan, left the Last Supper, going out into the dark? I doubt it. Very, very few would have the gumption to up and leave. Since I’ve done this before in the same kind of forced situation, I have no problem with leaving.
Look, obviously, what I’m doing here in this post is to proffer hyperbolic provocative rhetorical baiting. This is a reaction to what is, truth be told, baiting done by the Vatican, you know, leaking this and that like a manure spreader round about the world so as to see what the reaction is before actually moving forward with something, giving themselves a chance to tighten the script a bit in answer to any baited objections in advance. Very useful, that. This is the long established modus operandi. It can be quite vicious.
And leaking is not necessarily any kind of indicator of anything to come. For instance, it’s also the longstanding practice of, say, someone in the Secretariat of State to “leak” something to a “friend” (be careful of friends) in, say, the Dicastery for Bishops. But that “leak” is entirely imaginary, and only to that one person, by mistake, after some purposed drinks. If, rumors being rumors, it works its way back to the source of that “leak” in the Secretariat of State, but from someone, say, in Austria or Belgium, well then, you know whether you have a traitor or a good megaphone, depending on whether you want to sack the guy or use him. Moreover, now you know his “friends.”
Is any of this “leaking” sincere in looking for a reaction for the adjustment of any upcoming Apostolic Constitution, or is it just some logistical craft for the purging or promotion of personnel? Whatever. I’ll play along and do my part of the process in taking the bait so as to bait those in the Holy See all the more. My purpose in this “reaction” is to convert those who need it.
So, this is just a mind exercise, a “What if?” or two asking why there is such a juxtaposition in an Apostolic Constitution if that is, in fact, the case: (1) of the kind-of-abrogation of the TLM, and (2) of a strictly disciplinary measure regarding a style of participation at a certain Mass. I mean, the latter reference to concelebration refers to, say, the legislation of penalties for a priest who does not go to the Chrism Mass at all, you know, because maybe he has stress-related-diarrhea on that day and so does not participate. Will he be removed from active ministry? suspended? Laicized?
Here we go with some pre-diarrhea execrations:
There’s been what I consider to be a silly rumor coming from many places regarding a change to the consecrations at Holy Mass. As soon as someone puts up such a rumor it is taken back down. So, it’s extremely doubtful. But then it pops up again and again and again. St Philip Neri usefully speaks of such rumors. Just because they keep popping up doesn’t mean they are true.
Just for the sake of this mind exercise, let’s ask how that might work. I’m guessing that there would be change in the second consecration, that of the Chalice. Here’s the present translation with a possible innovation consonant with the repeated pastórial demands of Pope Francis that have been reiterated with real anger, violence even, on his part. He means what he says. My hypotheses [in bold red in brackets].
“Take this, all of you, and drink from it, for this is the chalice of my blood, the blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you and for many[all] for the forgiveness of sins [for the repentant and the unrepentant]. Do this in memory of me.”
The word “which” is a qualifier whose associated content must necessarily be consonant with the provenance of the blood, but if the qualification is untrue (for the repentant and the unrepentant), the very consecration is rendered invalid: the provenance of the blood, Jesus, manifestly does NOT offer forgiveness for unrepented sin, and therefore it’s not Jesus’ blood of which we are speaking. There cannot be any true intention to consecrate. That’s the inescapable logic of it. This renders this consecration invalid. The worst thing a priest can do is to consecrate the bread to be the Body of Christ, but then not consecrate the Chalice. This is an unspeakable crime. Nefas est.
Pope Francis used bad language spoken with real violence to say that priests who withhold absolution from those who are not repentant for their sins are clericalists, criminals, delinquents, vehicles for evil, unjust, f***ing up the lives of others.
So, that little change to the consecrations is not at all beyond the realm of possibility, is it? I mean, that would absolutely fulfill Daniel’s prophesy that the Daily Sacrifice will come to an end. And to speak of that would be… to be… a dreaded conspiracy theorist! I would say, however, that we are living in times of unprecedented evil.
But – Hey! – that’ll never happen. Pfft. Never. That would be like the Pope establishing the abomination of desolation demon of all demon death idols on the Holy of Holies, on the Altar of Jesus’ Sacrifice in Saint Peter’s Basilica, where it must not be by divine mandate. He ain’t gonna do that with the Pachamama demon thing, right? Never! Not even at the closing Mass for the Amazon Synod on 27 October 2019. Oh, wait…
Anyway, let’s just quietly move on and examine a more plausible innovation, say, with the renewal of one of the many priestly ordination promises that the priests reiterate with the bishop at the Chrism Mass, just the third one. That would be less controversial, right? Here’s the original with my guess of a change in [bold-red], you know, just for a hypothetical mind-exercise for this hypothetical would-be forced concelebration of the Chrism Mass:
Bishop: Are you resolved to be faithful stewards of the mysteries of God in the Holy Eucharist and the other liturgical rites [exclusively according to the Second Vatican Council and post-Conciliar spirit] and to discharge faithfully [with synodality and accompaniment] the sacred office of teaching, following Christ the Head and Shepherd, not seeking any gain, but moved only by zeal for souls?
Priests: I am.
Nah. That won’t happen. The priests would choke on their words, aghast, looking at each other in dismay, trying to figure out the word “spirit.” It wouldn’t work. Right?
So, moving on, trying to figure out this strange forcing of concelebration in a hypothetical Apostolic Constitution about a kind-of-abrogation of the Traditional Latin Mass, what if there are enculturation “surprises” such as that pictured up top of this post. That’s a concelebrated Mass for the Synod on Synodality recently. That’s the demon idol Pachamama who has a place in the sanctuary. People are sacrificed to that demon idol to this day. I dunno. Whadaya think? That blanket thing with other rags is draped over the steps, like, really weirdly, inconsistent with the fall of the steps themselves. Am I seeing things? Is that, like, a youth-mannequin stretched out in front of Pachamama under that blanket thing, or… maybe is that actually is a …? Surprise! Once you see it – not difficult – you can’t unsee it.
Nah. That can’t be, not even as a “joke.” Right? But are those tufts, locks of black hair, a couple of feet in front of the demon death idol Pachamama? Surely, at the most, it’s just a youth-mannequin…
I wonder if I should schedule a sick day on Chrism Mass day, you know, because of stress-diarrhea.
Nah. None of this will happen, anywhere, ever. If any of this were to turn out to be true, well, that would cause rebellion to take place in my priestly ministry, and I’m not ready for that [who is?], so…
Begin sarcasm: I’ll just say that that’s crazy! What an idiot I am! I’ll just go and meekly take my place with the other priests and turn out the lights in my mind and heart and soul, not look to the wounds of Jesus, but just fit-it with the others, going along to get along, not stand out, not draw attention to myself like some kind of Judas, because being meek and mild is safe, and nice, and comfortable… [vomit… vomit… vomit…]. End of sarcasm.
If that Apostolic Constitution is published 3 April 2023, and it’s not at all as outrageous as others predict, I’ll also show up for the Chrism Mass in plenty of time, check out the program, make sure there are no innovations, hope there’s no innovations during Mass, no photocopies that we weren’t warned about, go to the meal afterward, get the Holy Oils for the parish (and that’s the point of going), have a good time catching up with priest-friends, do up some plotting, laughing loudly, hear some confessions, maybe go to confession myself. And then make the trip back home, dropping off the Holy Oils at various parishes along the way, as always, happy happy.
The purpose of this mind-exercise is just to say that it’s good to be on guard against all that is not good, all that is not holy. There really are bad and evil things happening right around the world, horrific things against the faith, without precedent, not even in the Sacred Scriptures, and right in the Vatican, right to the top. Yep. At this point, anything can happen.
Calming down some 48 hours later, on Holy Thursday morning, during a quiet moment, maybe I’ll dig up one of those letters of John Paul II to all the priests in the world that he was in the custom of writing on Holy Thursday year after year, letters filled with his devotion for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, for the Most Blessed Sacrament, filled with encouragement for priests, with real love for them. Ah, yes, the good ol’ days. From 2003. And from the hospital 2005.
But the dear Lord has blessed us to be in these days.
It will make for quite the Holy Week if there’s any teeth in that possible 3 April 2023 Apostolic Constitution.
I hope to have the bandwidth on 3 April 2023 to get any Apostolic Constitution by email. I hope not to see therein things which will have me say Non possumus! (We cannot [do this]!) Truth be told: Sine dominico non possumus! (Without That-of-the-Lord [without the Eucharist of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass] we are not able [to live]!). So exclaimed the martyrs of Abitinae on their way to death, what with their witnessing to the Lord’s Love and Truth, His Sacrifice. And so say us all. Non possumus!
Just to say, even if none of what I’ve written here plays out, I think it’s been a useful mind exercise to have written it. The question of the usefulness is this: Could this have been written under any other pontificate in the history of the Church? Manifestly, the answer is No. It could only have been imagined during the pontificate of Pope Francis. I think that says quite a bit, regardless of whether I’ve fallen off my rocker in my old age.
As far as percentages of clown-bishops, blasphemous bishops, sacrilegious bishops, back in the days of the Arian heresy which insisted that Christ was not a divine Person, most all the bishops were violently, murderously anti-Catholic. Just ask Saint Athanasius of Alexandria. Most all the bishops were violently, murderously anti-Catholic. Think about that. We’ve seen all this previously. We’ve seen the wounds of Christ Jesus, also at the hands of his own Apostles, Judas betraying, Peter denying, all the rest running away.
“You’re a conspiracy theorist, Father Byers!”
Finally, some poetry: If there are bad and evil things in that Apostolic Constitution, I will surely have to schedule some diarrhea for the Chrism Mass, and that won’t be an untruth. It will be the diarrhea of stress, one’s very heart being sprayed out one’s back-end, leaving one eviscerated, helpless, almost in a coma.
Happy, joyful to do that, Jesus. Maranatha! I can’t wait!
If anyone has ever had to piss after a few beers at a local VFW, one might be met with a urinal having a sticker inside of it such as the one above, the original Hanoi Jane Urinal Target, which is available all over the internet. Just some humor there. But it speaks to what our veterans think about traitorous Jane Fonda, who gave plenty of aid and comfort to the enemy.
I don’t know why that video is age restricted. You can still see it. It’s worth watching to get some background on Hanoi Jane from one of the best retired military presenters on the internet.
Hanoi Jane turned many against our vets, who were then rejected, spit on and violently attacked by the “mostly peaceful” peaceniks. She wanted especially our pilots in Vietnam to be murdered and she made propaganda to this end.
As it happens, my dad mapped out the air campaign for Vietnam. Surely she would have murdered my father if she could have. I take her murderous hatred personally. If she had been successful, I wouldn’t be here.
“But Father George! Father George! She retracted!”
No, she didn’t. Don’t run cover for her. She doesn’t want your sycophancy. Listen to her rationalizations defending what she said and did: If only people understood like me how bad those pilots are!
/////////// So, now we move on in time, some 50 years later, and Jane is making propaganda to murder those who are pro-life. She lusts to have more and more abortion and wants to murder everyone who is pro-life. Sounds like she’s the real Jane, today’s Jane, behind Jane’s Revenge who seem to have expressed so very much violence against pregnancy centers that hand out diapers, and then again so very much violence against churches who believe in the Lord of Life and protecting the least of the brethren in the womb.
Her calls for murder incite murder. The “crazies”, who are greedy, paid-for activists, are happy to oblige so as to get some street cred. The DOJ won’t prosecute them. The FBI won’t investigate them.
In fact, the DOJ and FBI have now designated churches that offer the Latin Mass and are pro-life as domestic terrorists. Contrary to those who cover for the DOJ and FBI, they have not retracted their profiling, but are simply adding more footnotes, and they have not removed that profiling, but are simply “taking steps” to replace it with more a footnoted version. In other words, they are in cahoots with their leader, Hanoi Jane, to smash down peaceful American citizens in good standing. “Kill ’em all! Murder all the pro-lifers!” is the cry of Hanoi Jane with Merrie Garland and Chrissie Wray.
Her “retraction” is not any kind of retraction, but blaming pro-lifers for being stupid. It’s the pro-lifers fault for not understanding that I want them to be murdered, you know, jokingly… it’s just a joke!”
But actually, her face was death against those on The View who laughingly reprimanded her. She was dead serious, as dead as the ones she wants murdered will be dead when the DOJ and the FBI look the other way.
The great elizdelphi sketched this up with enormous talent, but I couldn’t use it as there was a grievous error in the motto. That was back in mid-2016. Time has passed. ἀγαθωσύνη καὶ χρηστότης (paraphrasing a bit) is still something I would like for the motto, perhaps in Hebrew (a personal thing). This refers to the many times in the Scriptures when kindness and goodness are placed together, for instance, in Galatians 5:22. I have much personal family history with this phrase.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
Doing up a revision might be an opportunity to do more changes than just the motto:
The “saturno”, still a “galero” for purposes of ecclesiastical heraldry, might be… flattened out a bit, less of a bonnet and more like the rings of Saturn. This achievement device for this lowest level armigerous cleric could never be affordable at the level of the blue reflections that would be seen with likely black horsehair on a sunny day, so just flat black is fine. The same goes for the quill. Plain colors, boring, is good for heraldry. Some persnickety armorer might quibble with the mixing of colors, such as with the flames of the sword as well.
As time goes on with my Ancestry(R) subscription, I’m finding out that the Irish I thought I had and was in fact reported earlier on in my subscription, has now been reappraised as being more Scots-English than Scots-Irish. However, the contemporary use of the Triquetra on the shoulder of the quillon of the sword is most appropriate because of personal history, and so is most appropriate for what’s happening with the personal coat of arms, especially on the sword itself.
The water flowing from the cross needs to be brown and no longer water but a mountain, which specifically is Mount Carmel. However, because of personal history, the cross at the top of that mountain needs to be a red Jerusalem Cross. It is what it is because of personal history.
The Star of David needs completion of its lines: ✡. Meanwhile, the Donkey is perfect and the Monstrance is perfect, though I think the radiant bits would have to be removed. Those familiar with O.Carm. and O.C.D. will know what I’m doing here. Again, it’s all personal history, loaded with personal history.
The sword and the quill have to be flipped up, ready for action in this Church Militant, Ecclesia Militans, and are in use, in fact, continuously in the present. Having said that…
Armorers have gotten quite upset with me about the fact of (1) the use of weapons at all as devices for a cleric, and (2) that this cleric is not entitled to armorial achievements because of not being a member of an equestrian military order, and (3) that I’m forbidden because of all that to have weapons crossed in back of the shield as some kind of supporters. Consider, however, that neither quill nor flaming sword of Genesis 3:24 is a this-worldly weapon. Sometimes armorers are so wrapped up in familial armory that they forget ecclesiastical armory can have a much fuller reality. The quill of exegetical commentary and sword of Genesis 3:24 and Elijah is quite different than a pair of muskets for some secular ranking military officer. Am I wrong? Armorers?
The holy angels strike this guy dead on the spot. Yikes!
That reminds me of a priest friend who, as a seminarian, walked into the common room. A bunch of other seminarians were watching some “comedy”, which was instead, of course, some guy mocking Jesus’ death on the cross. It was Good Friday. Our protagonist seminarian watched for a minute and, disgusted, said: “This guy is going to meet a bad end.” And he walked out.
That night, the comedian guy started on a road trip from I think it was Los Angeles, to Las Vegas. Up in the mountains his car was run over by an 18 wheeler…
Well, well. Time to have something more uplifting. A couple of stories about suicide! Lol and choked up at the same time. Father James Blount, master story teller. Really very beautiful…
God wants us alive until He calls us to be alive on the other side. And He will call us, and always much sooner than later, which is 100% the experience of everyone going from this life to the next, from ever so finite time to eternity.
The way for people not to take the scandal being dished out to them is to see the ultimate scandal, and carry it about within us, seeing the good God denied, betrayed, abandoned, tortured to death… for us. It proves He loves us, and wants us in heaven.
He just showed us His goodness and kindness and truth. For us cynics, too much goodness, too much kindness, too much truth. We had to test it for veracity. He passed the test: Father, forgive them! Yep. He wants us in heaven. But He calls when it’s the best time for eternity.
Do you see that bit of red in the circle-graph up on the screen? Those are the votes against blessings of mortal sin, that is, almost no one voted against mortal sin. All the rest of the votes are in favor of same-sex sex blessings and blessings for the divorced and “remarried” with no declaration of nullity and, effectively, blessings for whatever sin ever. This is to say that there is no sin, and therefore no redemption from sin, and therefore no salvation because there is nothing to be saved from. This is an attack on Jesus. It is to say Jesus is not divine, that Sacred Revelation is a lie, that we’re on our own. It’s to hate God, hate neighbor, hate oneself. What could go wrong? How violent could society become? See Romans chapter 1, all the way to the end, right into hell.
Is the faith democratic, therefore a lie? The method of synodality is itself heresy. We cannot reject the Living Truth of God to create “our own” truth, for “our own” truth apart from the Living Truth of God is UNtruth. A purposed lie is most violent: if sex isn’t for life in marriage it is immediately utilized for death. See Romans chapter 1, all the way to the end, right into hell.
Genesis 19:4-5 — “All the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. They called to Lot, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.'”
The image of God is male/female/marriage/family, with the two becoming one not because any mere orgasm but one in their child, in whom, before God, they rejoice. That child is the least of the brethren, in the most dangerous place in the world, in the womb, the image of Jesus, who was in the womb for nine months. To vote for same-sex sex, or divorce and “remarriage” with no declaration of nullity is to attack the image of God, to attack God, to attack souls so as to bring them to hell. Is this not most malicious?
So, what will Pope Francis do about this? Most probably he’ll make some ambiguous statement, as always, you know, in great disappointment for not having waited, for having jumped the queue, for taking credit for change when – Hey! – Rome was going to lead the way. As we wait for his response, take a look at his defending those “in the devil’s gang” as he himself says:
And then Pope Francis is going to continue to penalize, persecute, mock and deride those “backwardists” who assist at the Traditional Holy Sacrifice of the Mass because, besides defending mortal sin with the devil, the most important thing ever is to attack Jesus whilst He hangs on the Cross for our Redemption and, please God, our salvation.
These people, seems to me, want to go to hell. Let them go. It’s too sad. But you stay in the Church. Say a prayer for their conversion. Say another prayer in thanksgiving for having been forgiven of sin that would bring you to hell, original sin and whatever personal sin. Say another prayer for final perseverance, that you might make it to heaven. Hail Mary… x3.
You think you’re entitled to leave (so as to sin, no doubt) because some filthy people chose to leave the Church? Compare yourself to Mary, who remained with Jesus in His Church, at the Cross, while Peter, the first Pope, denied Jesus, while Judas betrayed Jesus and committed suicide, while the apostles all fled Calvary. You suffered more than her? Nope. Stay with her. Be with John who came back. Jesus will see you there with His Mother. You’ll be with Jesus in paradise.
By the way, whatever “power” these likely-possessed-people think they have, they only speak for themselves. They are merely an auditorium of people, not the tens of millions of Catholics in Germany. The synod on synodality was always merely about bullying an already scripted outcome. If you start with the mortal sin of telling God the truth about the Living Truth He is, you’ll end where you started, in mortal sin. That’s surely very many laity, priests and bishops, but not all. If they declare themselves to be a new protestant church, that doesn’t mean that pious Catholics are protestants, it just means that they’ve been betrayed and now have a great opportunity to stand with Jesus in His trials. And I thank those who do stand with Jesus. They hold up the whole Church.
By the way, those few who voted against this? That’s just subterfuge, covering for the great lie, lending credibility to the system of shaking one’s fist at God: “We can vote about whether truth is truth or lies are truth, because we’re us and God is nothing.” That’s also heresy and, objectively, mortal sin.
Meanwhile, I hope the kids see through all the blah blah and continue to believe in Jesus and follow Him unreservedly. Let’s see, that’s 658 million views, 4.9 million likes and zero dislikes:
Cardinal Arthur Roche throwing the Traditionally offered Sacrifice of Jesus (TLM) out of parish churches:
“The exclusion of the parish church is intended to affirm that the celebration of the Eucharist according to the previous rite, being a concession limited to these groups, is not part of the ordinary life of the parish community.”
In analyzing this, we see that the Jesus’ Sacrifice is inescapably reduced to vacuity, lowered to being a mere political football to kick into the faces of those you are bullying, isn’t that correct, Cardinal Arthur Roche? You disrespect Jesus to make a point, slap Jesus in the face to make a point, push Him down and out to make a point? And what would that point be, Cardinal Arthur Roche, that you’re an unbeliever?
If you spit, Cardinal Arthur Roche, so easily on Jesus in one rite or form of His Sacrifice, you are spitting on Jesus in all rites or forms outside or inside whatever church, are you not? After all, throwing Jesus out and spitting on Him for good measure is all about… throwing Jesus out and spitting on Him for good measure. It’s personal, with Jesus. It’s an affront to Him… and His dear Mother.
I don’t care what form or rite of the Most Holy Sacrifice of Jesus is being offered wherever in the parish by priests of whatever rite or with whatever form, and I don’t care if I know that such a Holy Mass is happening or not. Those logistics are not so important as that the Holy Sacrifice of Jesus has taken place, and that fact, that glorious event, has everything to do with the life of the parish. It cannot be otherwise.
As Saint Pio said:
“It would be easier for the world to exist without the sun than without the Holy Mass.”
Dear Cardinal Arthur Roche, how could you possibly say that the Sacrifice of Jesus is ever irrelevant?
You are wrong, Cardinal Arthur Roche. Jesus is our life. Without Jesus you are not even a backwardist. You think that Hegelian-Rahnerianism dialectic has you move forward. It just brings you down. Come back to Jesus and go to heaven, your Eminence.
Now, here’s what is not Mass, but just a get-together with young people who love Jesus, who believe that Jesus is entirely relevant to them, that Jesus is their very life, you know, the life of the parish community. Get with Jesus, Cardinal Arthur Roche. He’s waiting for you in the confessional. And, yes, what you have said is objectively a sin and you do need to repent. Jesus’ Holy Sacrifice is always our life.
JESUS YOU ARE MY LIFE!
And you know what JPII did? He started bringing back the TLM. Yep. That’s what JPII did.
(1) Let’s begin with Cardinal Blase Cupich and the demon idol Nian:
The rumble video above is the Novus Ordo Mass in the Archdiocese of Chicago with Cardinal Blase Cupich presiding. He’s blessing of the Chinese lion demon Nian. He’s done this many times through the years. With this blessing, this world class enemy of the Traditional Latin Mass is having the idol thing channel the demon Nian, whose usual escapades include eating human beings, particularly children… Get that? Eating sacrificed children. And we have to bribe demons to stop that? A child-eating demon is our savior from “the beginning all the way to the very end”. It ain’t that way, your Eminence. Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Almighty, the One who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire.
(2) Now let’s move to India, with the demon-idol Ganesh:
Apparently, Ganesh was a too-sexy boy who was beheaded, getting an elephant head and hanging belly instead, you know, to make him ugly, apparently like everyone else. Apparently, Ganesh is so popular because he is the “you’re sexy even if you’re ugly” demon god who needs to be worshipped by apparently also ugly Catholics. Hey! Maybe it’s good to decapitate “too sexy” kids! Not. What are they doing? And this is Goa, where not long ago Catholics would be saying even multiple rosaries a day in family. What happened? What kind of church leadership is this?
(3) Then there’s the Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casas in southern Mexico:
That’s the old stomping grounds of the Mayans, with their child sacrifice as the state religion of old. When it’s a government forced child-sacrifice religion, you gotta know that every ritual of that religion, such as masks and dances, are all about adrenaline pumping acquiring and sacrificing of kids. Well, well… the bishop is now presenting a new New Mass to Pope Francis that incorporates, you know, some of these merely adjunct rituals of the past that glorified child sacrifice. Merely. Why?
Let’s not forget Pope Francis causing the abomination of desolation demon-idol Pachamama to be established on the Holy of Holies where it must not be by divine mandate. Children are sacrificed to this day to this demon-idol Pachamama. Get that?
Every fallen culture of every fallen tribe, tongue, people and nation of whatever time from the beginning until the end runs to the lowest common denominator of demonic sacrificing of children when we fallen human beings make up our own liturgy. We’re always looking for “just one more possibly innocent human being” (usually children) to sacrifice to whatever god or goddess so that we can be vicariously redeemed, saved. Imagine that, being saved by sacrificing kids.
The only true worship of God comes from the One who, instead, laid down His own life for us, truly Innocent for the truly guilty, standing in our place so that He would have the right in His own justice to have mercy on us. Jesus is the One, the only One, the only Innocent One.
STOP LOOKING FOR ONE MORE INNOCENT PERSON TO SACRIFICE! WE ALREADY HAVE THE INNOCENT ONE: JESUS!
The reason why we keep looking, why we keep on murdering, is because we have lost sight of Jesus.
Tell you what, this demon worship simply does not happen with the Traditional Latin Mass. Nope.
But it’s the Traditional Latin Mass that is said to have “nothing to do with the life of the parish” and is therefore to be relegated to some non-parish venue which cannot be advertised in, say, parish bulletins. That’s from Cardinal Arthur Roche, Prefect of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments: Jesus has NOTHING to do with the life of the parish, he says. Wow.
When Jesus is denied, cast to the side, said to be utterly irrelevant, that’s when the old lowest common denominator comes back into play. And that’s what we have today. Child-sacrifice is quickly making a come-back, now by symbolism, but the bloody reality will soon follow, you know, with encouragement of abortion, infanticide, with sacrificing of children on the altars. How’s that? Sounds extreme? Because that’s what fallen humanity always does when we blaspheme and throw away the Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception. Every time.
Pope Francis wanted Alexander Tschugguel, who threw a demon-idol into the Tiber, to be arrested.
The FBI wants Traditional Latin Mass goers to be arrested, you know, for being racists? But…
That’s a priest-friend standing. Black. That’s two white-boys kneeling to either side of him. Soooo racist, right?
And then there’s this wonderful, gentle lady…
Whatever with the FBI, whatever with Pope Francis and Cardinal Cupich, with those in India, with those in that southern most diocese in Mexico, whatever with Cardinal Arthur Roche, this great lady, who out-classes all of them put together, gives my heart and soul immense joy.
I dunno. Is this the creep who guided the DOJ’s FBI to profile those who attend the Catholic Latin Mass as domestic terrorists? Is this the guy Chrissie Wray and Merrick Garland whimper and hide behind as they attack Jesus’ Last Supper united with Calvary, as they surveil the Sacramental Confessions of pious children and adults? Wow. How very, very creepy. How disgusting. The DOJ? Pfft. The FBI? Pfft. The SPLC and the DOJ-FBI are trespassed from my parish campuses.
This attack, near Atlanta, just to the south of my own parish… I expect such attacks will begin to take place inside Catholic Churches. After all, the DOJ-FBI has teamed up with the SPLC.
Oh, great. Just great.
Let’s see the most monstrous of all domestic terrorism according to the DOJ-FBI:
Fire-dog, called such because of his blazing orange color, is a name which just didn’t work for me. Since he looks exactly like Laudie-dog (female name with “-ie”), he’s now officially Laudy-dog (male name with “-y”). Even on his rabies tag.
Before the trip to the vet:
He’s been able to lie down once again without taking hours to do this.
I’ve never seen him sit, but that’s coming I’m sure. The Vet mentioned seeing him sitting.
He’s gone from not eating at all, to eating one hand-fed kibble, to eating without being hand-fed.
He’s happier to go in and out of the house without this being an end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it event.
He has no more nightmares.
When he goes number two, he would scream. That’s going away.
The result from the visit to the Vet is that he has no heart worms, no whip worms, no ring worms, and he’s got all his shots for distemper/etc and rabbies.
The Vet examined the tail-thing that going on, and it seems he might have a dislocated tail, perhaps hit by a car, perhaps, you know… But I’m told that will very likely heal on its own in another week or two. All good.
He’s calming down after whatever trauma he went through, confident now that he’s not going to get hit or kicked or smashed down. He’s learning to assert himself.
Adopting a dog is good. Getting adopted by a dog is really cool.
Just hatched out, this fellow was at my back door, dug up and dumped there by Shadow-dog, just a ball of mud.
I read up on taking care of pet snapping turtles. Waaaaaaaaaaay too difficult.
So, he’s back on the creek-bank, awaiting to become turtle soup perhaps in the not too distant future.
Anyone got a good recipe that’s totally thorough, going through the catching (dangerous!) and cleaning process (not easy at all), and then prep and process, written for non-chefs, newbies, who know nothing, like me?
All of a sudden there are gangs of dogs in the entire region here in Western North Carolina. These three, pictured above, include a couple that are run of the mill pets. But there are also beautiful dogs in such or gangs, such as that young puppy Husky-Wolf combo (see the widely placed, very short ears, along with the enormous puppy paws). Such gangs of dogs are new to the area. No collars.
Are they just being dumped by animal shelters, even from out of state, kill or no-kill, which simply don’t have the funds any more to deal with the dogs?
I mean, are people just dumping their dogs because of the high price of dog-food? And so there are way too many dogs for the animal shelters to deal with?
Did dog-fight idiots die, or were they arrested, with the result that all the bait-dogs were let go to fend for themselves? They were all pets previously.
Are children trafficked from the border being cage-fought (a thing around here), you know, to the death, just like the dogs. There’s a super-abundance of kids being trafficked. That changes everything. Cage-fought kids bring in higher spending gamblers more than just dogs. And the kids can be trafficked for porn and sex as well. So, ditch the dogs, right?
Meanwhile, Fire-dog seems to have a developing history of how he came to the church doors with no one ever having seen him previously. The night before Fire-dog was seen for the first time up at church a neighbor to the church spoke of a car in the upper-parking lot, and a car door slamming. That was Fire-dog being dumped and abandoned. I’m guessing that was to save the life of that dog, as Fire-dog was obviously abused terribly.
And, I mean, thanks for the compliment, you know, that that Catholic priest up there seems to like dogs a lot, and had a dog just like that, and maybe he’ll take care of this dog… blah blah blah…
But I can’t take care of all the dogs people are dumping all of a sudden…
I’d just like to note, however, that there might be an opposite and more far reaching effect that no one likes to think about when it comes to an overabundance of dogs. The dog-fighting idiots might start up again.
And there’s always a next step, as there is always bigger money. If dog-fighting for betting starts up again, you gotta know that cage-fighting whatever kids will start up again. And that’s a lot easier now.
An SSH server using port 22 instantly copies everything on your computer. It is to laugh. They (FBI?) should be prepared to read commentaries on the Hail Mary, the Beatitudes, Flowers for the Immaculate Conception, etc. I love that. I bet the FBI’s offshoot, the SPLC, will be writing descriptions of domestic terrorists for the FBI that include commentaries on the Hail Mary, the Beatitudes and Flowers for the Immaculate Conception.
I saw this guy the other week on the highway right next to the bulldogs high school in Murphy.
Hmm… something’s going on here… Can you spot it?
See the reverse dashcam attached to the back of the passenger headrest?
Just guessin’ and excuse me if I guess. But I mean, this is all publicly presented, right? All just a guess.
So, just guessin’, then, that this guy’s brother or best friend was killed by local druggies in whatever manner and that this guy has already expressed his disappointment to them, and that they then made a terroristic threat against him. Did they say “We’re going to kill you too”? And then send some bullets in his direction, and then started chasing after him? Just guessin’.
So, now he’s got his dashcam, front and back, to demonstrate any potential initiation of deadly aggression by the meth dealers, is that right? Good for him, if that’s the case. But I’m not sure that the “Shoot your local meth dealer” sticker is going to go down well as a defense in court for part of the circumstances during a self-defense incident. And I’d worry for the narcotics detectives who are baiting people about drugs in whatever way as they might have someone nudged by such a sticker to also do an extrajudicial shooting against them. Kind of defeats the purpose, right? Poor cops.
Also, this kind of thing is as likely bogus as it might be sincere. There’s a clan back near the ol’ hermitage that would hang up a rebel flag so as to look tough. And, on that road, it would in fact signal that any black guy would be shot on sight. But the reality of it was that those guys, Scots Irish, super rich, owning a zillion acres, were druggies on a national level, and had, right there, made a pact with both the Crypts and the Bloods. Get it? A little subterfuge sometimes takes place.
Just a bit of friendly advice for this local guy, upset as he is about whatever horrible suffering that has gone on. That sticker doesn’t do anyone any good. Think of another one. How about… [any suggestions for the comments box? … ]
Look, buddy: I wish you the best. Prayers for you and whoever was hurt, man. Blessings upon you.
I’ve tried to do something about the drug culture which nevertheless proceeds with impunity. It’s sooo frustrating. One drug detective, a really upstanding guy, told me about a another guy who tried to do something about the drug culture and that guy ended up getting his head blown off by a pillar amongst politicians in North Carolina, all with impunity, of course, because, you know.
What this boils down to is the judges who let druggies back on the streets so fast that they are dealing even before the officers get back to from the jail. Sooo frustrating…