Sorry. Back again. When, from time to time, things get too weird in the stats the blog will be switched to “private”. Since this blog is just about 99% cancelled, shadow-banned as it is called, so that notifications and emails don’t get sent to many at all, etc., one may as well see what happens when it’s switched off on this end. Going dark altogether is annoying to to the nefarious.
It’s interesting, to me anyway, just how many can easily hack into the blog. Despite it’s being locked down, they come right in. That means they log-in as the administrator, and therefore can write, edit, take down, publish, change anything they want. That leaves one feeling a bit, I dunno, violated. I’ve noticed this before. They can see my many thousands of “drafts”. But the thing is, these people mostly just watch. That must be the most boring job in the world. Truly. Poor people.
Anyway, I was talking with Father Gordon about this and, of course, typical warrior Father Gordon suffering extreme adversity for most of his adult life, he said to keep the blog going anyway, even shadow-banned and hacked. Then he waxed poetic: “The point of resisting is resistance.” “If there’s no resistance, we’re doomed.” And even from Churchill: “Never… ever… ever… give up.”
One response to “Baiting Shadow-Banning Hackers”
I agree with Father MacRae, “keep the blog going anyway, even shadow-banned and hacked.” It is important not to give up sharing online the unadulterated truth of Holy Mother Church regardless of obstacles, especially now when there is such confusion made worse by the rubbish spouted and supported by “progressive” prelates.
Assaults on the Church, large and small, are growing and will no doubt increase but it is important to resist in lawful ways. I was reading tonight about a government department (HHS) demanding a sanctuary lamp’s candle in the chapel of a Catholic hospital in Oklahoma be extinguished. Fortunately there was recourse to the law and the government backed off.https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/254253/update-feds-back-off-demand-that-catholic-hospital-extinguish-chapel-candle
Apparently authorities have managed small victories in other hospitals where the flame has been extinguished and replaced with an electric light. It was initially claimed that the flame (emanating from wax candles or oil as is the norm and as set out in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal) was dangerous due to supplemental oxygen delivered by nasal cannula being used by some patients in the hospital. I use supplemental oxygen delivered with a nasal cannula and therefore have been warned to keep away from naked flames. Unlike a gas cooktop, for example, the sanctuary flame is encased within a glass lamp and therefore is not an open flame; moreover the lamp in question was attached to a wall 6 feet above floor level. So where was the danger?
Father Hardon’s Modern Catholic Dictionary points out that the Sanctuary Lamp “is an emblem of Christ’s abiding love and a reminder to the faithful to respond with loving adoration in return.” Perhaps it is that – the flame which reminds us of the Flame of Love emanating from our Lord’s Eucharistic Heart and depicted in images of His Sacred Heart – which some fear and try to obscure.
What you have written on the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Mother is very beautiful and most helpful. Please do not stop, Father.