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For the birds! They taste just like chicken, you know, apocalyptic vultures! Preppers prepare!

Wild turkeys. Mmm. Good. Thanksgiving is coming up. They were next to a Communion Call in the back ridges of these Smoky Mountains. Hey, in that picture up top there’s a Congressman Davy-Crockett-shot, one bird behind the other: you use only one bullet to get both. I like that in these days of no ammo.

Then, in the back yard of the rectory. Sorry, the phone camera ain’t all that good. A woodpecker of sorts. I don’t know what kind. Obviously not the one that just went extinct. I can’t find it anywhere in google images. Perhaps you know? He’d be a good snack as well.

Meanwhile, because of recent events in these last couple of years, I’ve been pondering Matthew 24:28 — “Wherever the corpse may be, there will the vultures be gathered.”

Here in these parts, what I call a “thuggery of vultures” is called a “kettle”, you know, for how they fly in vortexed circles. Here’s some pictures over the years here, again from a fuzzy phone camera:

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Eating a vulture wouldn’t be my first go-to for game-foul. But, they’d make a good meal or two for sure.

Crazy, right? How could anyone think like that? Eating birds that aren’t chicken or duck or ruffed grouse or or pheasant under glass?

Here’s the deal: Events over the last couple of years have had me mulling over Daniel 7 and Daniel 12, Matthew 24 and Apocalypse 12… Ain’t easy. Mull… mull… mull…

Meanwhile, I listened to this homily by the great Father Kirby from just now:

Father Kirby’s not wrong on all that. No sir-eee.

It’s all so crazy the times we’re in. All so crazy. Meanwhile, I’m preparing a post on apocalyptic stuff.

Meanwhile again… Don’t get eaten by the vultures. You eat the vultures. They taste just like apocalyptic chicken. I think that an essential part of the recipe is preparation over an open flame fire as their horrid diet means you kinda have to carbonize them a bit. :-)

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Biden: *Life doesn’t begin at conception.* The Immaculate Conception disagrees as does Jesus.

The Queen Mother, Mother of God, Mother of her Divine Son, Christ Jesus, conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, most powerful, calls herself The Immaculate Conception, transformed in grace from the first instant of her conception (see Gn 3:15; Lk 1:28), kept from from the macula of original sin. In other words, she is of as much worth (how can we even speak like that?) when just conceived as she is now as the glorious Mother of God.

Joe Biden insults her so that he can push the murder of those as tiny as she was and older, with abortifacients, abortion, the killing of children for pharmaceutical research.

Wilton Gregory instructs Joe Biden that the Catholic Church is pro-life, but then gives Joe Biden Holy Communion. That means that the “teaching” is that life doesn’t matter, Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament doesn’t matter. People don’t matter, including Joe Biden. What rank hypocrisy.

Pope Francis has it that abortion is really, really, really, really, really bad, but then immediately says that Joe Biden, pro-abort demon, is good to go to receive Christ Jesus our Lord in Holy Communion. That means that the “teaching” is that life doesn’t matter, Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament doesn’t matter. People don’t matter, including Joe Biden. What rank hypocrisy.

When someone insults the Immaculate Conception, saying that she is NOT the Immaculate Conception, Christ Jesus takes notice. He was conceived in her womb by the Holy Spirit, and was there for nine months.

Joe Biden should take notice of Jesus being indignant right now. You don’t want His wrath after you die. That goes for Wilton Gregory as well. That goes for Pope Francis as well.

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Pope Francis: Samaritans are rapists and murderers

So, Pope Francis is sick and tired of Jesus’ Church. Pope Francis interprets everything through violence, looting, assault, rape, arson, murder, all the dark mayhem of dialectical materialism, saying that those things collectively, those who do them – BLM, AntiFa – are like the Good Samaritan in that parable of Jesus. But the descendants of the Samaritans in Samaria, you know, in Nablus, in Shechem, are insulted by his characterization of them. They don’t think such violence is good. But Pope Francis does. The answer to any lack of justice is not more lawless violent aggression.

It’s not evil that here in these USA we have a constitutional republic with the rule of that law which is to respect God-given rights of the individual. Sometimes that respect is not afforded by whatever fallen individual. That’s not the fault of God-given rights, nor of the law, but of those individuals who disrespect those rights. There are laws and penalties about abuse of power as well. What’s for sure is that demonic violence is not the answer. Right, Pope Francis? Guess he disagrees. Demonic violence is what he wants.

Let me give you an example of who Samaritans are in my own life, you know, during a deadly force incident in Samaria. I was there despite a curfew delivering gas-masks to the Missionaries of Charity orphanage in Nablus (Shechem) during the beginning of the Gulf War. A barrage of gunfire broke out close to me. I was a dead man for sure. Except that a Samaritan literally dragged me into his house, risking his life to do this, keeping me there until the danger was past.

If he were like the “Good Samaritan” described not by Jesus but by Pope Francis, that Samaritan would have shot a gun into the air, getting the attention of those controlling the curfew just around the corner, then closed his door, ensuring I would get shot.

Go ahead. Be brave. Only 35 seconds. Pope Francis’ heroes are seen in the video below, not Jesus, but thugs and buffoons…

You should apologize to the Samaritans, Pope Francis. Oh, I forgot, you’re also a thug and a buffoon. What’s your rallying cry, Pope Francis? Is it: “Assassinate Police!” ???

  • “But Father George! Father George! You don’t understand! You can’t criticize Pope Francis because he’s like the Pope and everything and stuff like that there! You’re an ol’ meanie, Father George!”

Sure. Like there’s no prophet nor any greatest of prophets nor any Son of the Living God Himself who ever criticized anyone ever. You be loco in the head if you think that. You’ve never ever read the Sacred Scriptures if you think that.

I mean if these woshippers of Pope Francis as god want to prove that they don’t criticize him, they really have to agree with everything he says, explicitly, and do what he does explicitly. Yes, let’s have more of the men of consensus who are so sycophantically politically correct with everything Pope Francis says and does go ahead and themselves bring Pachamama idols into their own cathedrals to be enthroned on the Altar of Jesus’ Sacrifice so as to be adored; let them go to Nablus and tell the Samaritans themselves that they are all rapists and murderers. No, really. Can’t do it? You worthless scum of the earth cowards.

It’s difficult to stop now… They should go ahead and have a Blue Mass (Mass for the Police) in their cathedrals, and then scream: “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!” No, you won’t do that? How come? You worthless scum of the earth cowards. Go to Confession. Oh, I forgot. You forbade priests who would give a valid absolution from doing that because they are not vaxed… Sigh

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Pope Francis, here’s my offer for obedience to *Traditionis custodes* and your other execrations: “Nothing”

  • Traditionis custodes, Art. 1, has it that the Ancient Rite is not now and therefore never was an expression of the Lex orandi, the Law of praying, which is the Sacrifice of Jesus. And that means there is no Lex orandi for any rite, ever, including the New Rite, the Novus Ordo. This is evil. An evil law is no law at all. Therefore, I don’t obey or disobey this motu proprio, for it is nothing. It is to be ignored. My offer is this: nothing.
  • Traditionis custodes, Art. 3. § 2, violently throws Jesus and His Holy Sacrifice right off His own altar, right out of His own church. That’s evil. An evil law is no law at all. Therefore, I don’t obey or disobey this motu proprio, for it is nothing. It is to be ignored. My offer is this: nothing.

I should hope that no priest be subjected to a choice between insulting Jesus and remaining in active ministry for Jesus. Should a priest choose to insult Jesus in order to remain in active ministry for Jesus, it means that such a priest has chosen to be a mercenary who is in ministry for himself and not at all for Jesus. Even if he remains in ministry he has taken himself out of true ministry into a kind of anti-ministry.

I mean this “My offer is this: nothing” is a great meme, right? Just fill in the blank regarding Pachamama demon idol worship, or the blessing of same sex civil unions, or the encouragement of adultery and pro-abort politicians by way of dissing of the Most Blessed Sacrament given to those who don’t give a damn.

My offer to you Pope Francis is this: nothing, or, I take that back, I’ll give you absolution if you’re repentant. But then, that’s not my offer, that’s the offer of Jesus: God or nothing.

To those who say I criticize Pope Francis and therefore am to be put down, thrown out like trash, I say this: I’m no Saint Paul when I also reprimand Peter – who, the Holy Spirit says, stood condemned (Galatians 2:11) – but I must strive to follow the example of Saint Paul in reprimanding Peter. If not, I will be stand condemned.

  • “But Father George! Father George! You don’t understand! You have no standing! You’re just a priest! Shut your face, Father George!”

So, here’s why I have standing:

  • I’m the one who is charged with shepherding this portion of the Lord’s Little Flock in my parish: it is I who am mandated to speak the truth with charity, to sanctify with charity, to govern with charity.
  • I’m the one who is responsible for bringing people into humble, joyful reverence before Jesus instead of bringing people to blaspheme Him, ignore His commandments.
  • I’m the one who will stand before Jesus in judgment for my soul in regard to protecting Jesus’ Little Flock. He sees all, all the time, and is eager and ready to ask me about every aspect of my ministry at the judgement, which can happen any time, any time, right now… He knows… I want to be ready in all hope that I have done His will for His Little Flock.

And then the stupid answer follows:

  • “But Father George! Father George! You don’t understand! We here in the Holy See have ways, Father George! We can force you! You should be afraid! Really scared!”

My answer:

  • Pfft. Whatever. I answer to Jesus. I’m peaceful and joyful with Jesus. The Holy See doesn’t scare me one bit. I’m not one to be shaken down. I’m one happy priest. So, it just doesn’t work. Not that I’m virtuous. I’m a bit autistic and easily entrench. I’m rigid! I’m a bit of a mafioso that way. Don’t scandalize and mislead the Lord’s Little Flock! I so easily become indignant when Jesus and His dear Mother are insulted. However much grace is at work with all that there’s also quite a bit of my fallen human nature being put to work. I’m a bit of a mafioso that way. So, I’m not just indignant when my family, the Holy Family is insulted, I’m really indignant. No compromise. Ever. Ain’t gonna happen. I say that with joy.

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Catechizer Pigs of Rome

A couple of things to note about this short video:

  • In the Sacred Scriptures, these beasts are the symbol of demons.
  • Herds of pigs are called “sounders” because, if you’ve ever heard any pig scream, ever, well, you know why. It’s surely like the human scream emitted when that person is dropping into hell for all eternity. “Sounders…”
  • The word “catechesis” is from Greek, and speaks about instruction “being sounded down unto…”, an example of which we see an example in Luke 1:4 – ἵνα ἐπιγνῷς περὶ ὧν κατηχήθης λόγων τὴν ἀσφάλειαν.
  • As we’ve learned since the mid-1960s, catechesis can, depending on the teacher, be good, as with the Gospel of Luke, or evil, as with, well…

There’s an analogy somewhere to be found with the video above and the kind of instruction being sounded down from certain individuals in the Vatican, I dare say in the Holy See. I, for one, do not receive my instruction about all things good and holy from pigs, from demons, from those who…

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Covid “vaccines” and relativism of conscience

Warning! If sarcasm triggers you, just man up and suffer through it. It will do you good. There’s a lot of sarcasm in what follows. There’s a lot of clarity – in charity – with sarcasm. It gets the point across. The Scriptures are filled with sarcasm. Holy sarcasm.

  • My conscience that I have purposely blinded by not paying attention to the Natural Law, to the Ten Commandments, to the Sacred Scriptures… my purposely blinded conscience tells me that I can hunt down “authorities” who agree with whatever the hell I want to do, like the Pope (not speaking infallibly), like the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (which never speaks infallibly), like the USCCB (which never speaks infallibly), like heretic priest-sycophants of sycophant bishops (who never speak infallibly), like my kids and grandkids (who never speak infallibly)… my conscience purposely blinded, purposely sycophantic, tells me that I can say that I have no conscience, but just the possibility of being a weak coward and because my fallen human conscience infallibly commands me. I can therefore be only a weak coward and just do evil for the sake of evil, and it will all be good because I’m just like all the other weak cowards at home, at work, at church, in society. Therefore…
  • Because my conscience wounded by fallen human nature is not to be guided by Natural Law or Revelation, because, you know, it’s my sacrosanct conscience of fallen human nature, and always infallible (I’m so very special!), well, therefore, I can just go ahead and do up some idol worship in Vatican Gardens or in my own life, making myself my own god and worshiping myself, doing whatever the hell it is that my fallen but of course infallible human conscience commands me to do.
  • Because my conscience wounded by fallen human nature is not to be guided by Natural Law or Revelation, because, you know, it’s my sacrosanct conscience of fallen human nature, and always infallible (I’m so very special!), well, therefore, I can just go ahead and believe in the universal salvation heresy of Pope Francis, which means the commandments are stupid and Jesus is stupid for having died to redeem us from sin — we’re all gonna be saved anyway, right? — and with Jesus being stupid for having the right in His own justice to have mercy on us, to forgive us, He having taken on our punishment for our sin, standing in our place, the Innocent for the guilty… because Jesus is stupid for all that mercy founded on justice crap, I can therefore do whatever the hell my fallen conscience tells me to do. My conscience is god, not God. Universal salvation! Yay! Blaspheming God to His face at the judgment will only get us to heaven anyway, so why not follow my fallen human but ever infallible – of course – conscience? I’m god, not God.
  • Because my conscience wounded by fallen human nature is not to be guided by Natural Law or Revelation, because, you know, it’s my sacrosanct conscience of fallen human nature, and always infallible (I’m so very special!), well, therefore, I can just go ahead and follow the “If-it-feels-good-do-it!” style-of-morality regarding sexual activity because my conscience says I am to do whatever the hell I please as it’s all heavenly — serial polygamy, fornication, adultery, same sex civil unions, pornography and self-abuse, abuse of minors, whatever — and nothing matters because “my” conscience, utterly relative to me, myself and I, gave me an excuse to do whatever the hell I please, and the Pope, the Holy Office, the USCCB, the bishops, the governments, god Fauci have all foisted their slimy selves on my conscience and I love it, because they insist it’s “my” conscience, that I must be arrogantly proud of “my” conscience, that I must choose not to love God or neighbor or myself: I must shriek NON SERVIAM! I WILL NOT SERVE! I must serve my ill-formed conscience of fallen human nature.
  • Because my conscience wounded by fallen human nature is not to be guided by Natural Law or Revelation, because, you know, it’s my sacrosanct conscience of fallen human nature, and always infallible (I’m so very special!), well, therefore, I can just go ahead follow the new “vaccine” religion and sacrifice children in mandated rituals of aborting living, fully developed, healthy children so as to rip out their living healthy organs for the sole purpose of researching and/or developing and/or testing for my “benefit”, my direct, proximate, formal cooperation in this murder for hire scheme.

HERE’S THE DEAL:

  • It used to be that the Church taught (and the true Church still teaches) that our consciences of our fallen human nature are to be formed by Natural Law, by Sacred Revelation, by the authentic supreme magisterial interventions of the Sacred Magisterium such as we have with the canons of Trent.
  • But now THE DOCTRINE is that Natural Law and Sacred Revelation and the authentic interventions of the Supreme Magisterium are all to be a priori rejected in favor of the fallible private conscience of fallen human nature, and if anyone, say, a priest, dares buck this brow-beating, he will forthwith be dismissed from the clerical state for trumped up charges of, say, inciting hatred of the hierarchy of the Church, of being divisive, ineffective, not being a ♬ man-of-consensus ♬, not one-of-us.

HERE’S THE UPSHOT:

  • Please God, with God’s grace, I’m going to respect the conscience of people not by saying they have no moral capacity and so I’ll just accompany them in their murder and blasphemy.. No… I’m going to respect the conscience of people by encouraging them to repent and try, with God’s good grace, to do what is good and holy, to follow Jesus, who said, “If you love me, keep the commandments.”
  • Please God, I do this with great joy and enthusiasm, expecting the worst comeuppance, but considering that a privilege. That’s NOT me. That joy and enthusiasm would only be, is with me, because of the grace of God, and me, somehow, in some little way, following my guardian angel. He also wields that fiery sword to bring about my conversion. See the picture above. :-)

JUST AN HISTORICAL NOTE:

  • This follow-your-own-sacrosanct-conscience thing began in a big way in 1968 with the wholesale rejection of Humanae vitae by the bishops and priests and religious, they rejecting Natural Law, Sacred Revelation and the constant teaching of the Church through the centuries against contraception, abortifacients, abortion, etc., they insisting on private conscience not formed by Natural Law, Sacred Revelation or the constant teaching of the Church.
  • And today, the same ones who would uphold Humanae vitae congratulate themselves for being good because of that, so good, in fact, that they literally have a license to kill, so that they can insist on people now rejecting properly formed conscience, you know, so as to give people an excuse in relativism to kill the unborn for self-profit as with the “vaccines.”
  • Hypocrites, all. They have prostituted themselves in exactly the same way that this has been done throughout the millennia: “Just tell me whatever the hell it is that you want to do, and I’ll give you permission to do this, and I’ll make sure to deal with recalcitrant priests, but the deal is that you have to congratulate me, saying that I’m a man of consensus, clever, smart, a sophisticate amongst the best.” But here’s what will happen: those yes-men won’t be there for the defense of the idiots at the last judgement. No, they won’t. These guys will be all on their own to… defend… murder… because, you know, conscience in our fallen human nature is infallible… and stuff like that there… right? right?

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Pope Francis: “They want me dead!” Humor.

  • Father George: “I’ve totally been successful in making sure I will never become a bishop, just in case there was a one in a million chance as time goes on.”
  • Father MacRae: “Your chances of ever becoming a bishop are less than zero, Father George.”
  • Father George: “Great!”
  • Father MacRae: “There is a greater chance that you, Father George, will be run over by a bishop in a hit and run “accident” than you stand in being appointed a bishop yourself.”

The scare-quotes of “accident” are Father Gordon’s, meaning, there’s a pretty good chance I might die in a hit and run planned out by any bishop… and therefore… there might still be some kind of chance that I become a bishop.

So, following up on that fact, at the end of the conversation, Father Gordon, my spiritual director, with the greatest of humor, said: “Keep writing, Father George!”

Father Gordon wants me dead, I guess, or at least that I make sure that I never ever become a bishop! ;-)

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Dear Pope Francis: Jesus Incarnate grabs my hands daily and drags me into the present ever ancient in its future because time is also a creation

The accusation: THEY ARE AS RIGID AS THE CROSS! RIGID! THEY ARE RIGID!

  • That’s true. Jesus doesn’t let go. No one can rip me from His hands.
  • And with Him holding also my heart with His in His hands I have no strength to let go.

The repeated accusation: THEY ARE AS RIGID AS THE CROSS! RIGID! THEY ARE RIGID!

Yep. Lol. Ever ancient, ever new, Jesus’ Sacrifice not merely reflects the Lex orandi, the Law of Prayer, presently, but IS the Lex orandi, always, past, present, future. I love that when Jesus was lifted up on the Cross He drew to Himself all of us right across time and space, across Calvary, through all the hell that was broken out on Calvary. It’s quite the ride, that, from death to life, from hatred to love, from hell to heaven.

Meanwhile, no pope can legitimately say that the Last Supper united with Calvary at Holy Mass (say, in the Ancient Rite) is not anymore the Lex orandi, and therefore must be thrown out of any parochial church as that which is unworthy, just a load of shit hurtful to all.

Should, say, Pope Francis do that in Traditionis Custodes I wouldn’t pay that “document” one bit of attention. Oh, wait, I forgot, he already did that. So, whatever. Even if the Pope declared himself to be the One God, the only God, and that no other gods will be before him (except the bloodthirsty demon idol Pachamama), even then, especially then would I ignore him. I would pray for his conversion, but I would ignore his wild execrations.

And anyway, Pope Francis is so ideologically rigid in his cruel accusations: THEY ARE AS RIGID AS THE CROSS! RIGID! THEY ARE RIGID!

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I would never swear to such ill-phrased demands regarding Traditionis custodes

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Pope Francis: “Recognizing abuse more important than the Church’s reputation.” Great, but…

To put it more precisely, Holy Father, it is in rooting out abuse that one upholds the Church’s reputation.

Just a side comment: It is a sign of the times that “reputation” has become the all important premise of any moral equation, well, equivocation: As long as we can distance ourselves from appearance of wrongdoing, it’s all a go. What’s that all about. That blatant attempt at coverup is everywhere. But the big lie blinds people in noticing it. But God sees all and will hold people accountable regardless of their being so disgusted at those who do bring things to light, saying: “We can’t have that kind of thing going on.”

I know for a fact that evidence of abuse wrought by high profile ecclesiastics has been suppressed so as to protect the Church’s reputation, thus harming the same.

Meanwhile, there’s abuse and then there’s abuse. High profile ecclesiastics effectively promoting abortion by actively encouraging sacrilege against the Most Blessed Sacrament continues. And who is there anywhere who speaks against chemical abortion? How many (arch)bishops, including you, Holy Father, push the fake “vaccines” that turn people into super-spreaders, “vaccines” which took live babies, healthy and fully developed, from the wombs of their mothers so as to rip out those live organs in order to replicate living cells so as to do research and/or development and/or testing?

And if I report on the deadly abuse of children in this way, if I’m one of those who “have that kind of thing going on,” am I to be penalized, cast aside, marginalized, thrown beyond the darkest of existential peripheries? Yes?

Well, tell you what, Holy Father, that’s where this priest is most comfortable. I fear nothing in this world; I fear no penalties that you can impose for my speaking against the deadly abuse of the least of the brethren. I have my eyes on heaven. I want to be hidden with Christ Jesus in heaven, hidden from all the hypocrisy, all the self-hero worship. It’s all so disgusting. Not that I wouldn’t have done all that myself. There but for the grace of God go I, go we all. Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ, who saves me from all of this, who would save us all from all of this. And I did have to be saved from all of this, sinner that I am. Join me, Holy Father, in protecting even those in the womb.

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Pope Francis: pro-abort politicos & Holy Communion

Oooo! Pope Francis is so strong against abortion, likening it to hiring a hit-man, a sicario, to solve a problem.

I’m calling this B.S. Why? Because he then says that the worst pro-abort politico can go to Holy Communion to receive Jesus who was Himself nine months in the womb of His Immaculate, Virgin Mother.

And that means that his dissing of abortion is NOT the dissing of abortion, but mere satire of “rigid” people, mocking them for being pro-life, mocking their belief in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Pope Francis has zero moral authority for this priest. None. Zilch. Zippo. Nada.

I follow Jesus.

And I will deny any murderous pro-abort politician who comes up to receive Holy Communion in my little church.

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Pope with zero moral authority promotes civil unions also for same-sex couples, having them risk hell

I denounce Pope Francis and his moral heresy in my parish. Does your priest or bishop, ever, like, ever?

That doesn’t mean I don’t pray for the person of Pope Francis, even offering Mass for him, frequently.

Peter turned back to confirm the brethren in the faith. That’s what we want for Pope Francis.

But that doesn’t mean we lead souls to hell with him. No. We oppose him to his face, well, as much as we can!

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I think there’s a great again meme in there

These billboards are all over Pennsylvania, and will remain up for a couple of months. They were put up by former Republican state senator Scott Wagner. Good on Scott Wagner.

So, continuing meme, how about…

You get the idea.

I’m sick of it. I’m sick of all of it. I’m sick of individuals who betray these U.S.A. I’m sick of individuals in the Church who betray Christ Jesus. I’m sick.

But, enough of that. That’s just me being weak and useless.

I should be enthusiastic, joyful to live in these times. What a privilege to live in these times. Thank you Jesus.

So how about something like this…

That portrait of Saint Thomas More as Chancellor of England under King Henry VIII always had pride of place in the law offices of my dad.

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Diocesan newspaper kicking unvaxed-sick in the face. Pope Francis disses Cardinal Burke. Even I was mocked.

But that’s just the Richmond diocesan newspaper running that cartoon. Meanwhile, Pope Francis just now condescendingly made fun of Cardinal Burke, who had a particularly bad bout with the CCP-Fauci virus. I also came down with Covid recently and a priest who gotten the vaccine numerous times poked fun of me, anti-vaxer that I am.

What this tells me is that vaxers hate themselves and everyone else.

Meanwhile, the vaxers have become super-spreaders and those who had Covid with no vaccine are now the most protected: they can’t get it any more and they can’t give it to others at all.

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Fr George, you’re not a man of consensus, a weaver of dialogue, but merely an embarrassing troublemaker: “We can’t have that kind of thing going on.”

Let’s list just a few of the things with which I am certainly discordant with the powers that be:

  • You have heard that it was said that the Ancient Rite of Mass, the TLM, is not valid as the Lex orandi, the law of praying, Jesus’ Sacrifice, and therefore is not valid as a source of Lex credendi, the law of believing, and is therefore simply hurtful rubbish which must be trashed, obliterated from the face of the earth.
    • But I say to you that anyone who knowingly and wittingly and willfully and freely holds that to be true is a blasphemer, a heretic, an apostate, an excommunicate.
  • You have heard that it was said that idol worship, say, of murderous demon Pachamama, is just some nice weaving of dialogue and that we have to incorporate demon worship into the Sacrifice of the Mass, the Novus Ordo.
    • But I say to you that anyone who worships a demon idol will become like that demon idol. See Psalm 115: 4-8 — “Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands. They have mouths but cannot speak, and eyes but cannot see. They have ears but cannot hear, and noses but cannot smell. They have hands but cannot feel, and feet but cannot walk, and throats but cannot make a sound. And those who make idols are just like them, as are all who trust in them.”
  • You have heard that it was said that those who do not repent, those who fully intend to sin again, say by way of adultery, are to receive the absolution that they do not want, that they are rejecting.
    • But I say to you that we must recognize the moral capacity of people and power of God’s grace and then say with Jesus, having brought someone to repentance: “Go and do not sin again.” To say that all, for instance, Latinos, have no moral capacity and so must be merely accompanied in their sin is racist and an insult to Jesus.
  • You have heard that it was said that same-sex marriage is not to be sanctioned, but that same-sex civilly sanctioned unions are good.
    • But I say to you that this destroys the image of God, which is one male, one female, marriage and family life. Any same-sex whatever is an attack on the image of God.
  • You have heard that it was said that the pro-abortion “vaccines” are necessary in charity, to protect others.
    • But I say to you that the murder of children in the womb for the research and/or development and/or testing of these “vaccines” is not protecting others, but murdering others. Also, it makes those getting the “vaccine” (as with all vaccines) into super spreaders who maybe get sick less themselves or maybe die less. Murder for hire, for self-benefit, is never good, never charity, and will make you risk going to hell forever.

/// There are thousands of things which I cannot tolerate in conscience for myself, which I cannot teach others to do, regardless if it is a guy named Bergoglio or ________________ (fill in the blank) who is pushing whatever idiocy. I don’t care what abuse of authority attempts to coerce me to commit sin. I’m not going to do it.

  • Do you want to take me out of active ministry, also hurting Jesus’ Little Flock? I feel badly for Jesus’ Little Flock, but for me, what is that punishment compared to going to heaven for eternity for having done the right thing without compromise, standing with Jesus in His trials?
  • Do you want to suspend me a divinis, from offering the Sacraments and from preaching, also hurting Jesus’ Little Flock? I feel badly for Jesus’ Little Flock, but for me, what is that punishment compared to going to heaven for eternity for having done the right thing without compromise, standing with Jesus in His trials?
  • Do you want to excommunicate me, also hurting Jesus’ Little Flock? I feel badly for Jesus’ Little Flock, but for me, what is that punishment compared to going to heaven for eternity for having done the right thing without compromise, standing with Jesus in His trials?
  • Do you want to burn me to death at the stake, thus also hurting Jesus’ Little Flock? I feel badly for Jesus’ Little Flock, but for me, what is that punishment compared to going to heaven for eternity for having done the right thing without compromise, standing with Jesus in His trials?

Seriously, I would rather stand by Jesus in His Trials. I say that with hope that, even if I am as weak as Peter, or worse, Jesus will not abandon me:

  • Luke 22:28-34 “You are those who have stood by me in my trials. And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me, so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” But he replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.” Jesus answered, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.”

But we must have hope!

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Co-Redemptrix unnecessary for faith? Un-architecting “relational signifiers”

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[[ This post was published a couple of years in the past about a future of writing about our Lady that has not yet come to pass. Re-posting this just keeps it on a burner on the stove as it were. Plus, I like the snarkiness of this post to this day. ]]

A rather anthropologically inhumane comment arrived to the blog stating “co-redemptrix as a title […] is not necessary for the faith,” and that “‘Co’ seems to be too strong of a relational signifier.” – That’s from a doctor of philosophy in theology, as it were, so to speak, who’s trying to architect Catholic faith with big words. Oooo! Big words! So, he says:

  • The “‘Co’ [of co-redemptrix] seems to be too strong…”

I guess he’s a man of his time. Are we all supposed to be absolute individualists, with no “relational signifiers” that are, you know, too strong, nothing that would disturb our faith so much as to be, like, actually related to others, to God?

Bwahahahaha…. Sorry. This is actually sad.

Let’s see what Saint Paul says about what kind of “relational signifiers” are appropriate:

  • “He gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ, so that we may no longer be infants, tossed by waves and swept along by every wind of teaching arising from human trickery, from their cunning in the interests of deceitful scheming. Rather, living the truth in love, we should grow in every way into him who is the head, Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, with the proper functioning of each part, brings about the body’s growth and builds itself up in love. So I declare and testify in the Lord that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds; darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God because of their ignorance, because of their hardness of heart, they have become callous…” (Ephesians 4:11-19 nab)

Get that? No? Try this:

  • “He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things were created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he himself might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile all things for him, making peace by the blood of his cross (through him), whether those on earth or those in heaven. And you who once were alienated and hostile in mind because of evil deeds he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through his death, to present you holy, without blemish, and irreproachable before him, provided that you persevere in the faith, firmly grounded, stable, and not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, am a minister. Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of his body, which is the church, of which I am a minister in accordance with God’s stewardship given to me to bring to completion for you the word of God, the mystery hidden from ages and from generations past. But now it has been manifested to his holy ones, to whom God chose to make known the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; it is Christ in you, the hope for glory. It is he whom we proclaim, admonishing everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. For this I labor and struggle, in accord with the exercise of his power working within me.” (Colosians 1:13-29 nab)

Let’s see, Christ the Head, we the members, one Body of Christ, Mystici corporis Christi.

But all those “relational signifiers” – like “he” – are jussst toooo haaaard!

But wait, that one line there… “Filling up what is lacking…”

Let’s pray about this:

“And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all to myself.” (John 12:32)

I mean, that’s on Calvary, during the Redemption, Jesus on the Cross, and we’re supposed to be with Him on the Cross. We, with Him, on the Cross. What’s Jesus talking about? It’s as if while He is laying down His life, the Innocent for the guilty, so that He might have the right in His own justice to have mercy on us – He is also laying down our lives, like His whole Body, Head and members. There’s a highly “relational signifier” if I ever saw one. But, here’s the methodology of it: “Blessed is he who takes no offense at me” (Luke 7:23), and “He must deny himself and take up his cross daily” (Luke 9:23 – passim…)

But let’s go back to the outrageous Saint Paul, just to make sure we understand and it’s not tooooo haaard. I mean, “relational signifiers” is certainly tooooo haaard for me.

  • God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to bring to light the knowledge of the glory of God on the face of (Jesus) Christ. But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body. For we who live are constantly being given up to death for the sake of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.” (2 Corinthians 4:6-12 nab)
  • Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take Christ’s members and make them the members of a prostitute? Of course not! (Or) do you not know that anyone who joins himself to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For “the two,” it says, “will become one flesh.” But whoever is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Avoid immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the immoral person sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:15-20 nab)

So, let’s go back to Genesis, where the Mother of the Redeemer is singled out in battle with Satan. Then there is a parallel of sorts in the battle between her Seed and Satan’s seed, that is, her Son and those who belong to Him, over against Satan and those who belong to him. Lot’s of “relational signifiers” going on there. If you want to know about who crushed the serpent on the head, see my conference and thesis.

It really is the Mother of the Redeemer’s Son.

Sometimes the “relational signifier” was in the feminine, so that the Mother of the Redeemer is presented as crushing the head of the great deceiver. This points to how our lives are laid down with that of the Redeemer, whose heel is crushed (and He dies) and we with Him. One Bread One Body. All that.

I would love to see an advance in artwork. I would like to see Mary crushing the serpent on the head with her heel (not just a gentle caress with a couple of toes), and I would like to see how the serpent’s head is being crushed even while that serpent is crushing the heel of Mary in all violence. More on that in a Flower for the Immaculate Conception…

Anyway, to those who think they can quote Cardinal Ratzinger from the Seewald interview, think again. At the time the great Cardinal was burdened with his utter rejection of original sin, and therefore his complete misunderstanding of the import of the Immaculate Conception. You can read about that in a homily reprinted in In the Beginning…’: A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall. Get the German. For him, at that time, it’s all about original sin not as original sin, not with propagation, but by way of imitation. This isn’t hard. Moving ahead – and this is all a long story which deserves to told at length – now Pope Benedict XVI gave his Angelus address in Lourdes on Sunday, September 14, 2008, Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. Suffice it for now to say that he reversed a lifetime of thought about original sin and the immaculate conception. Follow the French. Stare at it long and hard, repeatedly. It’s inescapable. Really. This goes to the heart of a lifetime of thought for him. This is not a small thing. He just didn’t get how close it is that Christ makes us members of His Body. But since then, he does. A gentleman. A scholar. Does he himself quote Saint Paul as I have. Yes. But, at that time, a bit from the outside. But no longer.

Look. Christ is our Redeemer, alone. I know that. But try to go deeper into the intimacy in which He unites us with Himself, His Body. There’s a couple of pages in the thesis dedicated to the great Cardinal. I made it easy for you in the link above. You don’t have to go to the Pontifical Biblical Institute to peruse it, after you get your degrees there.

I can’t resist, one more from Saint Paul, as I just can’t get over this guys usage of “relational signifiers”:

  • “For the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the church, he himself the savior of the body. As the church is subordinate to Christ, so wives should be subordinate to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the bath of water with the word, that he might present to himself the church in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. So (also) husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one hates his own flesh but rather nourishes and cherishes it, even as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. “For this reason a man shall leave (his) father and (his) mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the Church. (Ephesians 5:23-32 nab)

Talk about “relational signifiers”… HAH!

When someone says that such closeness with humanity is just too much, I think of Islam, which is scandalized by the Cross, for God could NOT love the world so much as to send His only Son so that He might make us one with Himself to give us as a gift to our Heavenly Father, through, with and in Himself, again… He having stood in our place, the Innocent for the guilty, so that He might have the right in His own justice to have mercy on us:

  • For the sake of His sorrowful passion (justice)
  • Have mercy on us and on the whole world (mercy)

For Islam, God is tooooooooooo hoooooooooly for such love. But God is love. Jesus does make us one with Himself. When He lays down His life, he lays down our lives with His.

To think any other way is to prostitute oneself to the world. And by the way, the prostitute doesn’t need to be accompanied in her “job”, she needs to be gotten out of that.

And that’s, analogously, why I write such things, also for Pope Francis. I had the time to study at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. He didn’t. We help each other out.

All this is encouraging me to do up the popular version of the thesis. I know that the time has come when people say that it is imprudent to speak of the Redeemer and the Mother of the Redeemer.  (More “relational signifiers” there, btw.) /// end of rant

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Pope Francis angrier than ever with TLM

My messy translation on the fly:

  • “Concerning the Motu proprio Traditionis custodes the Pope insisted [with the French bishops on their ad limina visit some days ago] on the fact that it must not be that the celebration of the Ancient Rite be a pretext for refusing Vatican II. “A limit must be established and ENOUGH!” he insisted with the Bishops of France to the end that a liturgical attraction must not be cover for an ideological posture. With that, the Successor of Peter incited them to adopt a “paternal attitude” toward the faithful.”

The word “basta” in any latinesque language connotes real anger, voiced sotto voce by the mafia hit-man before a kill, or in the loud shouting of one who is frustrated, cornered, at the end of his rope: “BASTA!” In English such a proclamation of exasperation is likely to be followed by theological methodologies of localities: “ENOUGH! DAMN IT!” The message for the bishops is clear: either they smack priests down or they will be smacked down.

The superlative, if you will, of “basta” is “bastone”, a cane, stick, that with which you would club someone to death, as in the verb bastonare. The image is that of a mafioso smashing someone’s brains out with a baseball bat. You know the famous scene in The Untouchables. It’s the “We’re-the-‘men-of-consensus’-or-else!” baseball-bat-scene”. BTW, this is very violent, but, I think, a poignant analogy regarding the “paternal attitude” (godfather attitude) that is desired from bishops who do not smack down any non-team players among their priests, any priest who’s not a “man of consensus”:

The frustration and resulting anger comes from the weird insistence that the Ancient Rite is somehow itself an ipso facto structuring of the faith of adherents such that, Pope Francis presumes, the Ancient Rite adherent will have such a non-team player reject the spirit of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council (whatever that is).

FUN FACT: The Ancient Rite was the Mass of the Council. It was the only Latin Rite of Mass offered at the Council. Every single Latin Roman Rite Mass was the Traditional Latin Mass. So, I mean, like, um…

For myself, being born before “Vatican II”, I can attest to the fact of the celebration of Second Vatican Council. I accept that. It happened. Yep. Is that enough? Or must I say more. I can say a lot more.

If I did say more, I’m sure that I would be held to be a non-team player, not a man of consensus, a traitor to the spirit of the Council, a betrayer who needs to be bastonato by paternal ecclesiastics somewhere in Rome.

FUN FACT: The bishops at the Council, the “Fathers” of the Council, were allowed to disagree with sentences, paragraphs, articles, or even entire documents, even all of them. No one made a fuss about that. THAT’s the purpose of having a Council. Francis: EVERYONE MUST THINK LIKE I DO OR ELSE, DAMN IT!

Um… just… wow… That’s not the spirit of the Council, is it? If it is, it’s not Catholic in the least.

The spirit of the Council is all about the sycophantry of the non-thinking fear driven “yes men” with whom Francis surrounds himself.

  • Francis: “BASTA!”
  • Bishops: “We obey you! We worship you! You are god!”

Question: Why do I say these things? Answer: Galatians 2:11.

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Pope Francis’ ambiguity vs Isaac of Stella’s clarity

  • “The Church is incapable of forgiving any sin without Christ, and Christ is unwilling to forgive any sin without the Church. The Church cannot forgive the sin of one who has not repented, who has not been touched by Christ; Christ will not forgive the sin of one who despises the Church. What God has joined together, man must not separate. This is a great mystery, but I understand it as referring to Christ and the Church.” — Saint Isaac of Stella
  • “Because of forms of conditioning and mitigating factors, it is possible that in an objective situation of sin – which may not be subjectively culpable, or fully such – a person can be living in God’s grace, can love and can also grow in the life of grace and charity, while receiving the Church’s help to this end.(351) /// (351) In certain cases, this can include the help of the sacraments. Hence, “I want to remind priests that the confessional must not be a torture chamber, but rather an encounter with the Lord’s mercy” (Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium [24 November 2013], 44: AAS 105 [2013], 1038). I would also point out that the Eucharist “is not a prize for the perfect, but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak” (ibid., 47: 1039). — Francis

Thus, what’s his name, Wilton Gregory or something, Archbishop of Washington DC, corrected Joey Biden to say that life does indeed begin at conception. However, at the same time, old Wilt will still be giving Holy Communion to Joe. It’s called the accompaniment by Pope Francis. By any other name it’s called neither recognizing anyone’s moral capacity nor the power of Jesus’ sanctifying grace, you know, from Jesus, who said, “Go, and do not sin again.”

By the way, that citation of Saint Isaac of Stella is fortuitously taken from the Novus Ordo Liturgy of the Hours for this very day. ;-)

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TLM communities groveling to laughter of Rome

Traditionis custodes is defective as law, for it attempts to do evil things. Therefore, that “law” is not law at all. Traditionis custodes is not be obeyed nor disobeyed, for it is nothing. It is to be ignored.

Some evil things:

  • The lex orandi – the Sacrifice of Jesus at Holy Mass – is held to be invalid also as a source of faith, lex credendi. This is absurd, demonic. It’s not a law as it is evil.
  • If temporarily the TLM is to be offered it cannot be offered in any parish church but rather Jesus must be tossed out of His own church.

But, I get it. These guys are nervous. They’re trying to out-politicize Pope Francis. Can’t be done. He’ll see through that instantly, and laugh. No one is better at politics than Pope Francis.

What has to be done is to demonstrate Traditionis custodes to be evil and therefore not a law at all instead of trying to find loopholes as if it were law to begin with.

Having said that, I’m quite sure my time will come to be put to the test: “Stop saying the TLM! Novus Ordo only!” As Saint Thomas More said, it depends on the wording. “Accept Vatican II!” It depends on the wording. We’ll see what happens. We have to be as clever as serpents while being innocent as doves.

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Covid passport for Mass with Pope Francis in Slovakia

So, in other words, you have to agree to agree with the murder of children for the “vaccines” and stretch out your arm for the murder of the world, and then also be rich enough to have a smart phone and internet data plan to be able to get the Vaccine Passport so as to go to Mass. Why you would murder children to go to Mass is rather… demonic.

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