Craig provides an amazing tour of world history relative to the Fatima Century. This was slightly revised and republished by Father Gordon MacRae, and is now on his newly revised site: Beyond These Stone Walls.
These pictures were taken just the other day. There are a good half-dozen to be seen all at once at this location. Here’s two together:
These are Oriental Tree Squirrels from Thailand, the majority squirrel in and around Brevard, NC. Legend has it that they came to this area by way of escape from a carnival truck waaay back in the day. They’ve spread out in perhaps a fifty mile radius.
And no, they were not bred to be this way on behalf of white supremacist democrats who dress up in blackface and who chum around with members of the KKK and put abortuaries in black neighborhoods so as to commit genocide-by-attrition of the black population. These squirrels are just a breed of squirrel.
But the wokistas will want their 2nd amendment rights to gun down innocent white squirrels so that they can congratulate themselves for “having done something.”
Do I mock the wokistas? Yes. Because more than anyone, they are racist and pretend to be triggered so as to have an excuse to smack down, say, Supreme Court Justices as “racist” for the attempt of those justices to save the lives of black babies in the womb. There is no one more racist than a wokista.
So, how is it that I wrote a post like this? Because real racism like that of the wokistas does bother me. Why’s that? Because God is OUR creator and Jesus came into this world to redeem the lot of us. Not all are saved, but that’s their choice. Bottom line: all lives matter. The wokistas have it that no lives matter. I disagree. And that’s not just a religious “opinion.” Respect for life is natural law written on our hearts by the Most High.
All of these flowers for the Immaculate Conception are at the house of some friends. They love our Blessed Mother. I’m sometimes able to visit them on the always epic “Day Off”, which was dedicated this time to watching the woodworking skills of Joseph, who whipped up a large cross that will go high atop the cupola of Prince of Peace mission church across the mountain in Graham County.
The cross will receive coatings protecting it from the weather before it’s exalted on high.
After taking pictures of flowers for the Immaculate Conception (that being the first priority), they generously provided me with an exaggerated-bacon breakfast.
That provided energy to spend the day solving all the problems of the church and the world.
The irony of that is appreciated, it being that I’m a troublemaker amongst the problems of the church and the world.
On the way back home, I did something I haven’t done in a very long time, taking the old, non-truck route 64:
And then at the very last second I turned off on Wayah Road. It all made me realize once again that I have the most beautiful parish in the world, the Lord’s Little Flock and also the paradise that WNC is.
- “No one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for My sake and for the gospel will fail to receive a hundredfold in the present age – houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and fields, along with persecutions – and in the age to come, eternal life.” (Mark 10:29-30)
This is one of the best ever efforts of Tucker. Excellent summary of the way things are.
I’m looking for the bishops to say something, anything, with such clarity. And if any bishop actually believed that Jesus is the Son of the Living God and that the Most Blessed Sacrament is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus, that Bishop should personally be writing a lengthy heart-felt statement, full front page of their diocesan newspapers about Jesus and the Blessed Sacrament, about protecting the least of the brethren in the womb, the image of Jesus. They shouldn’t depend on Styrofoam CNS of the USCCB. That’s B.S. They need to lead their flocks. We’re literally dying out here.
The Satanic side threatens to burn the Most Blessed Sacrament as the Satanists push for abortion at Catholic churches following the leak of the possible SCOTUS decision on Roe v Wade. An entire tabernacle was just stolen from a Catholic Church. Here’s a picture before it was stolen:
And here’s a screen shot of the website of that church advertising The Forbidden:
Good for that priest for doing what is generally FORBIDDEN in the Church, the offering of the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. So many of our bishops are doing everything they can to kick Jesus in the face. But to speak for Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, to speak for the least of the brethren, the image of Jesus? What happened to our priorities? It’s God first! Instead, it’s all about the murder of the little ones in the womb for medical reasons of obtaining “vaccines.” That’s all good, they say.
As I say, Tucker nails it like no bishop has. Well worth the listen, that video up top.
Against ecclesiastical pressure, real coercion, coming from all directions, I remained steadfast in choosing NOT to participate in the Synod on Synodality, in choosing NOT to subject my parish family, the Lord’s Little Flock, to such abuse of giving a people a platform to crash our parish so as exuberantly to promote mortal sin. It’s all nice and polite and delicate and dainty this effervescent dialogue, they said. Do it, they said. Do it, or else… they said. Damn it, do it, or else… they said. But this violent Hegelian-Rahnerianism, this dialectical materialism that hates God, hates neighbor, hates self is what the “process” of the “dialogue” is all about. It’s about violently forcing hatred of Jesus Christ on believers, making them feel somehow guilty for not being against doctrine and morality and the spiritual life and reverent liturgy.
But – Hey! – don’t take my word for it. Let’s make the rounds. I was alerted to this idiocy by the great reporting of Jules Gomes over at Church Militant.
Here’s that article:
Just. Wow. thought I. So, then I went to the website of that parish in my own diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, specifically that of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hendersonville, which is just down the way from my own parish. But, wait… what? I know those priests. Would they countenance this? How did this happen? I bet they have their own side of the story and are eager to distance themselves from what happened with the Vatican. I’ll be checking their website periodically to see if they put up a disclaimer that also clearly and strongly reiterates the teaching of Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the true magisterial interventions of the Church that are in union with the entire history of salvation. So far, nothing. I’ll also be checking the website of Charlotte Diocese to see if there’s to be a similar intervention. So far, nothing. Whiskey. Tango. You know the rest.
Let’s take some snippets of what Jules has to say:
“VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) – Pope Francis’ synodal process is routinely promoting LGBTQ+ propaganda on its official website, even commending homosexuals who adopt babies as “pro-life” champions. On Saturday, the Vatican’s General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops published three “testimonies of homosexual couples,” hailing them as stories of “a sexuality that gives life.”
“In the first story, a woman driving to an abortion mill stops at a red light to find a Facebook ad for a baby. The appeal is from fellow parishioner “Karl” — a homosexual living with his partner. “Why can’t someone just give us a baby?” asks Karl in his ad. The woman contacts Karl, who shares his frustration “because he wanted so much to have a child, but his marriage had not been blessed and all avenues had been explored and blocked.” “I’m going to the abortion clinic. If you had this child, would you adopt it?” the woman asks. “Of course, I’ll have to ask at home, but I think I can say yes,” Karl replies. The story climaxes with the revelation that “Parker” is now an 8-year-old boy “with two loving parents, Karl and Diego, whose relationship saved this child from abortion.”
“The second testimony commends homosexuals “Nick” and “Josh” from the diocese of Charlotte, who moved to Canada after they were “offended” by members of their local Catholic parish. The same-sex couple was “married” in Canada, and, after 15 years of marriage, adopted local teenagers with mental disabilities because “they wanted their sexuality to be truly life-giving,” the synod’s website trumpets, explaining how the couple is fulfilling “God’s call.”
“In the third story, “Matthew,” a popular teacher at a Catholic high school in the United States, marries his male partner in secret to keep his job. The same-sex couple makes a “pro-life” decision to adopt children from poor countries and save them from extreme poverty.
“The testimonies were collected by Noelle Therese Thompson, synod leader of the Immaculate Conception parish in Hendersonville, North Carolina, during synod conversations with same-sex couples in person and online.“
But, surely, that Catholic Parish can’t have sent in that kind of rubbish to be published at the Vatican website, and surely that Vatican website wouldn’t publish such diatribes. Sigh. I predicted this.
That screen shot above is from the Vatican website. The following is verbatim from the Vatican website:
“The story, we are sharing, is actually three stories-testimonies that the synod leader of Immaculate Conception Parish in Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA, Noelle Therese Thompson, collected during synod conversations with same-sex couples in presence and online.
“We have summarised the three stories Noelle sent us. The titles are our own and in one of the stories we used a fictitious name.
“Parker’s pro-life story
“The following is one of the most moving stories from the conversations in the presence. It was told by a parishioner who introduced the story as a ‘true pro-life story’.
“A young woman was travelling by car to a place where she intended to have an abortion. At a red light, she opened Facebook to find at the top of her feed an appeal from another parishioner, Karl, whom the young pregnant woman knew: “Why can’t someone just give us a baby?”
“The young woman contacts her friend, who shares her frustration because he wanted so much to have a child, but his marriage had not been blessed and all avenues had been explored and blocked.
“– The young woman: “I’m going to the abortion clinic. If you had this child, would you adopt it?”.
“– Karl: “Of course I’ll have to ask at home, but I think I can say yes.”
“Today, Parker is an eight-year-old boy with two loving parents, Karl and Diego, whose relationship saved this child from abortion.
“The story of a sexuality that gives life
“A participant from the diocese told the story of a gay couple who came from the Diocese of Charlotte, but were offended by members of the Catholic church they attended. Josh and Nick moved to Canada, where they married and were together for more than 15 years. They wanted their sexuality to be truly life-giving, encouraging and adopting local teenagers with mental disabilities, to give them a chance at a better life, a home, an education and two loving parents. Since Josh is a counselor for teens with disorders, this was the perfect choice, allowing them to move forward in God’s call to help the population of mentally challenged teens in the area to better adapt and succeed in life.
“Having a purpose: lifting children out of poverty
“The first member of the couple, Matthew (not his real name), is currently the favourite teacher at a Catholic high school in the United States and, while hiding his homosexuality, decides to marry his partner elsewhere. As a couple, they decide to foster, love and adopt young children internationally and, in doing so, lift them out of extreme poverty.
“Matthew’s greatest sadness is that he has to hide his sexuality in order to keep his job in a church institution and that he does not feel welcome in the Catholic Church precisely because of his sexuality which he considers God-given, and this despite his attempt to love the poor and destitute through his pro-life decision to adopt.”
My response: Homosexual sex is a sin, not a virtue. For mortal sin to be treated as heroic love is a mortal sin. It is grave scandal leading people straight to hell. Those who countenance this are committing grave sin and risking going straight to hell.
So, what to do? Those kids don’t have to be adopted by same-sex “couples.” They can be adopted to pious, real families. Pope Benedict XVI said that to let kids by adopted by same-sex “couples” is a mortal sin. Yep. It is NOT necessary.
So, what’s really happening? This isn’t just about glorifying “heroic” same-sex sex by the Vatican, thus ending all relevance of any and all doctrine, morality, spiritual life and reverent liturgy. It is all that, but this is about, more practically speaking, the Vatican kicking parishes and priests in the face, those parishes and priests who, with great kindness, attempt to instruct the wayward about the Living Truth of Jesus Christ. What’s happening is a persecution of the Church by the Vatican. How demonic is that? And, yes, Satanism is what this is all about. Same-sex sex is all about destroying the image of God found, as Genesis says, with male, female, marriage, family. Satanism is about destroying the image of God wherever this is to be found. Destroying the image of God is also murder and can bring people eternal death.
And so, what’s Pope Francis doing about this? Pope Francis says nothing. Actually, he complains about who knows what regarding who knows who? He addressed liturgy “specialists”, (I call them liturgical terrorists), complaining about those who cause division by using the liturgy. But he doesn’t say who, he doesn’t say how. But what we do know is that it’s about Traditiones custodes.
Meanwhile: So many are going to hell in a handbasket filled with homosexual sex-toys.
Meanwhile: Not in my parish. Not on my watch.
The statement “We’ll be burning the Eucharist” (their capitalization) shows that this is likely a Catholic who had numerous abortions. Too sad, that.
Communion in the Hand no longer
In my diocese the policy is that people have the option to receive Holy Communion in the hand. However:
- At the Spanish Vigil Mass everyone receives on the tongue, kneeling, always.
- At any TLM Mass it’s an absolute law enforced by the Holy See, also in times of Covid, that Holy Communion must be received only on the tongue. We follow the law.
- There are also a number of English Masses at which most all receive on the tongue. Those who receive in the hand thus number between one and three people per week. That’s it. But…
Whatever about pro-Communion in the hand policy in any (arch)diocesan policy in any given place, the superceding duty of a priest in the universal law of Holy Mother Church is to protect the Most Blessed Sacrament from danger of desecration. After all, this is the Lord God, Christ Jesus, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity who is the Most Blessed Sacrament. Therefore, we will no longer be providing Communion in the hand. At this time in history it is simply too dangerous. Period.
But I doubt that the statement about burning the Eucharist mostly regards stealing the Blessed Sacrament at Communion time and making videos in church of burning the Sacred Host with a Bic Lighter. It’s more likely that they’re referring their Molotov cocktails thrown on the altar during Mass, thrown at the tabernacle. After all, bigger flames means more hits on the internet. Just think: eternity in hell for a few internet hits. Sad, that.
As a priest, I love that Jesus would have me act in His Person (in Persona Christi) when reciting His wedding vows with His Bride the Church with the Consecrations at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, this is my body given up for you in Sacrifice, my blood poured out for you in Sacrifice. His standing in our place, the Innocent for the guilty, taking on the death we deserve for original sin and our own rubbish is how He has the right in His own justice to have mercy on us: “Father! Forgive them!” And then, to provide the Most Blessed Sacrament to pious followers of Jesus at Holy Mass… I’m in heaven, so happy, and so are the communicants with their bright and beaming faces.
I would hate to cancel Communion for the faithful altogether during Holy Mass because of some monstrous shriekers crashing in and blocking the free exercise of religion. Ruth Sent Us is trespassed from the property. They have no free speech rights on our private property. I’m just not going to permit desecration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Not on my watch. Ain’t gonna happen.
Jesus is the Head of the Body, we are the members of that Body of Christ. Jesus, who was Himself an unborn baby for nine months in the womb of His dear Immaculate Mother, doesn’t take kindly to the least of the brethren being ripped to shreds, melted with saline solution, vacuumed with cutting machines, decapitated, stabbed, dismembered. Jesus isn’t happy with this even when it’s done for medical research. Do you hear that, you murderous bishops who do anything Satan, Joe Biden and Fauci tell you to do for “vaccines”? Do you bishops think you can point the finger at Ruth Sent Us? You yourselves set up the culture for them to do that. If you have zero respect for babies in the womb you have zero respect for Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. That’s how it works. Ruth Sent Us made that connection. It seems they have more faith than you. But they are following you.
We must get back to Jesus. That’s the last thing so many of the bishops want to do. More on that in another post about the Synod on Synodality, the Synod on Dialogue. It’s worse than I thought.
And by the way, where’s Pope Francis in all of this? I’ll tell you where he is. He’s meeting with the liturgical terrorists who support Traditionis custodes, telling them that there are terrible people out there who use the liturgy for division by supporting or not supporting, you know, like, stuff, and, you know… stuff, never naming anything one way or another, just brow beating… who… for what…? That’s impressive! Stuff! And, like…. stuff! Meanwhile, babies in the womb are attacked, Catholic churches are attacked, the Most Blessed Sacrament is attacked.
Snippets from her obituary 14 years ago:
“Sister Raymond (Bernadette) Grieble, CSA, 79, a resident at St. Francis Home, passed away Friday, May 9, 2008 at the home. Bernadette was born February 20, 1929, to Raymond Grieble and Helen Elizabeth Schoch Grieble in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Taking her father’s name, Bernadette became Sister Raymond upon entering the novitiate of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes. Profession of first vows in 1948 fulfilled the first step of her lifelong dream to become a sister. […]
“Sister Raymond […] was assigned to Waspam, Nicaragua, in 1961. […] She served in Latin America nearly 40 years, with more than 30 of them being in Nicaragua. From 1982-1990 she was the regional coordinator for all the Sisters of St. Agnes in Nicaragua. […]
“During the civil war in the 1980s, she was in Managua, serving as coordinator for the Sisters of St. Agnes. When she returned after the war, she found Waspam destroyed and the convent as well. The native people had been forced out. As the people returned and began to rebuild, the convent was rebuilt as well, but with inferior materials. Like the people, she and the sisters had to deal with termites, low voltage electricity which sometimes led to the use of candles for light, poor plumbing, the scarcity of food, and non-potable water. Madre Raimunda, with her firm principles, courage, strong voice, exuberant spirit, and unlimited energy, became a tower of strength for the people.
“Sister Raymond’s leadership was recognized beyond Waspam. Though she did not actively participate in politics, she was trusted enough to be present at the peace dialogues between the rebel leaders and the government. […]”
Upon our first meeting, Sister Raymond “assigned” yours truly (she gets what she wants) to bring Mass stipends to Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo in Managua, Nicaragua. This brought me, however indirectly but ever so directly, into the whole world of the CIA and our Consulate/Embassy dynamics throughout Central America and around the world beginning with arriving to the airport in Miami. But I digress.
It wasn’t mentioned in Sister Raymond’s obit, but she had mentioned to me back in the mid-1980s what it was like to be shot. She said that, having taken a bullet to her lower leg, at first, there was no pain at all, but that she felt a trickle… of what had to be… blood. Grrr! She was going to have to reprimand her school students, who were, of course, all Catholic, and so many of whom had been her students right throughout the country, including the likes of Danny Ortega. How they turned out isn’t her fault!
So many memories. So many stories. What Catholic schools turned into under bad priests, the spying on all foreign mail in the country, the underground military sites, the unbelievable false flag operations, the terrible injustices, fraud, kidnappings… the whole complexity of how things really go down. Yikes!
Sister tried to keep clergy and and bishops in line. Her no-messing-around go-get-’em can-do attitude and insistence on prayer had great influence on my whole life. Holy Mass for her tomorrow. God rest you, Sister Raymond.
With the White House basically encouraging terrorism, you know, saying things like we aren’t actually, like, actually encouraging terrorism but surely we, like, encourage mostly peaceful protests, like, for sure… don’t be expecting the DOJ or DHS to circle back and investigate domestic terrorism and hate crimes.
They notice it, but they turn a blind eye. I don’t know, but I recall, say, the FBI baiting idiots into some act of terrorism so as to see who’s connected with them, but with the intention of stopping them before they actually see any plot put into action, but then fail at stopping the terrorist act, say, a mass shooting. Then, the very second it hits the news it’s all politicized so that it’s all the fault of the 2nd amendment and we need to get rid of the filibuster. So, plenty of false-flag operations. In this case, no one is saying that we have to have Molotov-cocktail control legislation[!] but we just hear more circling back to a kind of encouragement of terrorism from the White House: we’re not exactly encouraging terrorism but, like, you know, we’re surely encouraging, like, mostly peaceful protests; we’re not exactly encouraging the assassination of Supreme Court Justices, but, like, we’re just encouraging mostly peaceful protests at the family homes of those Justices, happy with the doxing of addresses so as to terrorize the families, because it’s all about the children…
The meme these days regarding those (witch)crafting the perspective, as they say, is that they are not self-aware, as if they don’t realize that everything they say is a lie, the exact opposite of the truth, so that the irony couldn’t be more incisive. But I don’t think they are so stupid. And they don’t think that anyone thinks their lies are lies, but that they get support from people who recognize the lies as open mockery of the truth. They don’t embrace the lie. They aren’t woke into some fog of lies. No. They create the mockery of the truth with their lies. They work at it. Meanwhile, people die. It’s adrenaline having them live for power cut off from justice, cut off from service, the purposed murder of the innocent in the womb, almost all of whom are little black babies, because it’s all about the genocide of black people by way of attrition. The deep state is entirely racist, genocidal. They’ll stop at nothing. The destruction of America is no worry to them. Their only concern is the feelings of power they have to kill.
Jesus’ good mom always adored her Divine Son, setting a good example for us, praying for us. Let’s see… Ah yes, there’s she is…
The roses are from the First Communicants.
St Michael protecting Mary on Mothers Day.
The crucifix waiting to go back on the altar of Jesus’ Sacrifice.
Mary said Yes to being Jesus’ good mom. Having been conceived by the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit, for nine months Jesus was inside His Immaculate Mother’s Virginal womb. She said Yes to being the mother not only of the Head of the Body of Christ, but to being the Mother of all the members of the Body of Christ. Jesus’ birth was miraculous, our birth to being God’s children also a work of grace. Jesus redeemed us, Mary interceded for us in solidarity with her Son.
Too sad that the pro-abort monsters are making mothers miserable on Mothers Day, crashing into churches to proclaim that murdering children is their “sacrament” that “saves lives.” Mothers who have never had an abortion are horrified and hug their children hard, protecting them from the likely demon possessed. Mothers who have repented from having had an abortion are traumatized by these idiots, and want that the idiots come to know forgiveness just as they have.
Seeing the pro-abort antics with their “die-ins”, hearing their shrieking with megaphones, it’s, well, hateful. God hates the sin and the sinner in such manner as to get the sinner out of the sin and into God’s grace thus making the sinner into being no longer a sinner but a child of God, and therefore entirely lovable. God loved us while were yet sinners to get us out of the sin.
What Christians want, what Catholics want, is that all those lost in sin and darkness and frustration and hopelessness will come to know Jesus, the Author of Life, He who forgives those who are repentant in His grace, He who gives hope.
But it is not a condescending love that we have, but rather a respect for what Jesus has done for all of us. We have all of us crucified the Son of the Living God with original sin and our own rubbish sin. No one is better than any one else if without the grace of God. We will all together look upon Him whom we have pierced through. We would love the pro-aborts to hear the Word of God, to see Christ’s love within us. We would love them to convert, be baptized, go to Confession, and come to receive Jesus in the Eucharist with respect, reverence, devotion, thankfulness, love, joy.
That would make any mother’s heart rejoice. That would be a beautiful flower for the Immaculate Conception. Would that there would be many such flowers for the Immaculate Conception today, Mothers Day.
Oh… and those flowers for the Immaculate Conception promised in this post. Here they are, a picture from yesterday out front of the rectory, next to the Immaculate Conception statue on the front steps:
The moms at the Vigil Mass last night all got roses afterward. There were also blessings of married couples after Mass, one on their 25th anniversary and another on their 30th anniversary. There was also a Baptism-Confirmation-First Holy Communion for one young man, and a number of other First Holy Communions. The Church was jammed.
There wasn’t a peep about the pro-aborts. There didn’t need to be. Had they come I think they would have been shock-and-awed at the love and goodness and kindness in church last night.
Happy Mothers Day, dear Mother Mary! :-)
“Christian denomination”? That would be the Catholic Church founded by Christ Jesus, Son of the Living God, with something like 1.4 billion members. We’re The Church, not just some denomination, nor just a particular back-creek congregation.
All Catholic parishes in these USA, many tens of thousands of churches, are put on notice that they may be subjected to hate crimes wrought by pro-abortion hate groups in their protests against the possible SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v Wade of 1973, which would then kick legislation on abortion back to the voters of the various States. The hate crimes are threatened to happen this weekend, May 7 and 8, at the Mothers Day weekend Masses. It would be prudent to jack up situational awareness. Incidents are likely to take place anywhere that the most publicity can be had, whether that’s a cathedral or the tiniest parish in North America. Terrorism always wants to say that it can happen to you, wherever you are.
Catholic churches are private property. No one has a public, entitled “right” to be there. Anyone can be trespassed. Anyone causing real violence may be subject to receiving proportionate force to stop their violence, to stop the threat of already being delivered violence that threatens life or severe bodily compromise. But don’t escalate anything, ever, for any reason. That’s what they want. Don’t do it. You do what they do when it comes to them crossing the line of violence, meaning, as THE rule of engagement, don’t be proactive, be reactive: If a baby is smashed to the floor you take the perp(s) to the floor with only enough force as is necessary. You call 911 first. You video everything from the beginning. But I digress with that which needs a separate post. Let’s continue:
Antifa and BLM, not (yet) pegged with a domestic terrorist appellative, will be assisting groups “honoring” deceased super-abortion-maniac Ruth Bader Ginsburg by terrorizing an entire class of people (tens of millions of Catholics), perhaps with real violence, the smashing of statues, the breaking of windows, the usual spray-painting, perhaps pepper spraying, throwing of acid, sucker-punches, stabbing, gunfire, Molotov cocktails, arson, looting… you know, the usual “mostly peaceful protests” specifically with the intention of forcing the government into a political change. This is the very definition of domestic terrorism.
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League notes how idiotic are these protests against the SCOTUS, for while RBG “was an abortion-rights advocate, she also made it clear that the decision to legalize abortion should not have been made by the Supreme Court – it was up to lawmakers to render such a ruling. Moreover, she was never one to promote violence, never mind counsel a Nazi-like attack disrupting Mass.”
Bill Donohue stops short of the domestic terrorism description, for now, but does promise to “press the authorities to prosecute any attack on a Catholic Church as a hate crime.” We’ll see what happens.
Bill is right to say that “if President Biden does not address this issue, he is aiding and abetting anti-Catholicism.” I wish he would also denounce various ecclesiastics who do not pastorally correct Joe Biden to the scandal of the entire world.
Anyway, Bill continues on to say that “these thugs need to be stopped in their tracks.” I don’t know what Bill means by that, perhaps he means legally, even months and years down the line. I don’t know.
But that brings up the question of stopping violence:
- What about thugs needing to be stopped while they are throwing the little babies of our parish down and smashing their brains out all over the floor?
- What about thugs needing to be stopped while they are breaking the frail bodies of our elderly parishioners?
- What about the thugs needing to be stopped who march right up to desecrate the Blessed Sacrament during Holy Mass?
In North Carolina law, such disruption quickly ramps up to aggravated felony charges.
- “But why are at all concerned about your little parish, Father George!? It’s the tiniest in North America! No one cares about your little church, Father George! Pfft!”
Don’t be so sure. We’ve already had what seemed to be a George Soros funded group from the university campus up the highway come and visit the church on a Sunday while we were still counting the collection, scoping us out, actually asking about our ability to defend ourselves. Get that? They wanted to use the parish to set up community organizing. Such smart university students! I asked them a few incisive questions. They left totally humiliated. They left. But I’m guessing they’ll be back, perhaps this very Mother’s Day weekend.
- “Surely it’ll be just a bit of spray paint, Father George! You’re such an ol’ meanie not wanting their polite communications blared and sprayed! You’re on the wrong side of history, Father George! It’s all about megaphones and screaming and spray paint! Out with the old, in with the new!”
So, for instance, as to that spray-painting on a Catholic Church entrance out in Colorado – “My body, my choice” – my response would be that the Most Blessed Sacrament, the Body of Christ, is Christ Jesus, and He does have the choice to send such people straight to hell. His Body, His choice. Truth. Jesus was in the womb of His own Blessed Mother for nine months, and He doesn’t take kindly to those who murder the “least of the brethren” in the womb.
Antifa is acting on behalf of the murderous pro-abortionists. Just my opinion, but that likely means arson, murder, assault, destruction of property…
And then BLM – Black Lives Matter – want to protect the genocide of little black babies by supporting abortion directed at black neighborhoods, reducing the population of our black brothers and sisters by the millions, by the tens of millions. Remember BLM:
How would you like that marching up the aisle to the front of your parish church?
That may be coming to a Catholic Church near you on Mothers Day, this weekend.
Some of them will be dressed like this:
It looks like they are being escorted out of a Catholic Church by security using great deescalation techniques. Think deescalation. We don’t have paid security. We have guardian angels. We have simply really a lot of extremely capable people. Even our visitors are most awesome, FBI agents and military operators of all sorts, on vacation here in the mountains, to get away from it all, but absolutely ready to intervene in any situation.
The vet’s been having me put Shadow-dog on a diet saying that less weight will cut down the risk of hip dysplasia. Since losing some weight, he’s running more than ever, incredibly acrobatic in chomping on carpenter bees who challenge him. He’s lightning quick.
For me as well, yesterday was insanely busy. Run run run. Meeting, meeting, meeting. Phone call, phone call, phone call. Holy Mass and a zillion Confessions throughout the day, including my own. I love Confession. Our majestic Lord Jesus is good and kind.
Getting back to the rectory just at nightfall I did the perimeter walk to check on the garden, harvesting the daily handful of asparagus.
And then I saw it. My heart sank. Oh. No. The gate of the backyard fence was wide open and had been all day. I didn’t think of possible home invasion at all. Instead, my only thoughts were:
One second later, there he was, doing his own border patrol, just glancing up at me as he ignored the wide open gate as if it weren’t open, continuing on his merry way, making sure all is safe and secure.
I was awestruck. I’ve been underestimating Shadow-dog altogether. What a wonderfully loyal dog. This is what GSDs are all about. His job is to hold down the fort, not to investigate the neighborhood, not to go play with the neighbor dogs, not to chase after cars, not to harass the local druggies on their drug runs. He’s totally happy holding down the fort.
How cool is that? Needless to say, he got a lot of lovin’ for being such a good daaawg! His diet was enhanced with an evening meal of canned-meat dog-food and dog treats sent in by dearest Charlene.
Of course, Shadow-dog is wondering what all the fuss is about, that it’s all good, that he’s only been doing what he has to do as any GSD.
Analogy time: All of us have a vocation to do what we have to do: God’s will, which is, in loving Jesus by way of the grace He provides, keeping the commandments. But we’re not forced. The “gate” of the fence is open, as it were. We can chase off and do our own will. But we are only happy when accomplishing the will of God by way of God’s grace in our lives. Our joy is to see the open gate and do God’s will anyway, and with joy. Thank you, Jesus.
- “When you have done everything commanded of you, you should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’ ” (Luke 17:10)
The leak of the mere draft of an opinion of Justice Samuel Alito is, of course, purposed to endanger the lives of the five Justices who sided with that draft at whatever time it was put forward as a draft. Whatever about the lives of the individual Justices, this leak is an attempt to assassinate the viability of the Court. It leads to violent protests which only took seconds to take place with professionally printed signs. All pre-organized. This is subversion, treason. Is it one of the other four Justices on the other side who did this, or ordered this to be done? The full force of the law should be put into effect. If any Justice is killed, hurt or suffers terroristic threats, whatever Justice who did this or ordered this MUST be (1) impeached and (2) imprisoned.
Instead, the Dems, all seemingly pre-organized, immediately scream for politically expanding the Court and/or executing the filibuster, calling the leak a “report”, all of them. Can Nancy and Joe still receive Holy Communion as they maniacally continue to push for the murder of tens and hundreds of millions of innocent and defenseless unborn human beings? Yes, screams the Cardinal Archbishop of Washington, D.C., Wilton Gregory: “Kill ’em all! Murder all the babies! Let’s all go straight to hell with the pro-abort politicians! Yay!”
But let’s bring up the race card, shall we?
It is black women who are with-child who are targeted by Planned Parenthood. It is a genocide of African-Americans by way of abortion that literally the party of the KKK, the Dems, have always pushed: “Kill ’em all!” scream the Dems!”
But wait… what? Black Dem politicians have pushed for genocide of black babies? Yes.
The liberal mass media and the Dems pushing for abortion, black and white, but mostly rich, elite white Dems, like 99%, what to wipe all black people from the face of the earth. And the few black news anchors or squadrons of black politicians hotly lusting for abortion… just… wow…
Do you know who wants to save the lives of black people, those defenseless black babies? It’s mostly poor white Catholics. Yep. Poor white Catholics are called “white supremacists.” No. That would be the KKK, and they are wanting all blacks, Jews and Catholics dead, do they not? Catholics are for life. But what about Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry et alii, you ask? They have removed themselves from all that good and holy, all that is Catholic. Catholics are pro-life, absolutely, from natural conception to natural death. We don’t want to abort the least of the brethren of Jesus, who was Himself so tiny in the womb of Mary for nine months:
But I’m sure I’m now at the top of the list to be raided by the new SWAT teams of the new Czar for Disinformation of the Dems. Whatever. I’m happy to die in witness of little Jesus.
An excellent breakdown of the draft. Thanks Ben Shapiro:
Saint Peter of Verona aka Saint Peter Martyr because he’s a paradigm of giving witness unto death. That’s him, depicted in the upper left niche of what I call the Angelicum’s basilica aka the Church of Saints Dominic and Sixtus. Yes, that’s a heavy butcher style machete in his head, and a dagger in his heart.
At the time, the Dominicans, particularly Saint Peter, were preaching ferociously against the blood-thirsty heretics called the Cathars, “the clean ones”, aka Albigensians, “the ones born pure”, gnostics, “the ones in the know” about their own great perfection with no need of redemption, no need of salvation, thus being those who could not possibly do anything wrong, ever, which is a license to kill. The more you kill faithful Catholics, the more manifestly you were certainly one of the pure ones. With extreme lack of self-awareness they were on killing sprees, truly committing genocide against Catholics. Saint Peter was one of their victims.
200 years later, a blink of an eye in history, the great Signorelli depicted Saint Peter in this way, just below the feet of the anti-Christ and Satan:
The one who looks like Jesus is actually the anti-Christ. It that the anti-Christ pointing below himself to the now-dead Saint Peter, or is that Satan who is pointing while congratulating the anti-Christ?
Well, it’s both together, of course. That pedestal depicts the false-prophet beating up his good donkey, who saw the angel forbidding them to go further into the darkness.
The more things change the more they stay the same. Today, the heretics who deny the Sacrifice of the Mass, who say that they have no sin, and that there is no need for redemption, for salvation, are also violent in their persecution of those who simply point to the goodness and kindness and truth of Christ Jesus. These heretics, today’s Cathars, Albigensians, those “clean ones”, claim that those who the members of Jesus’ Little Flock, who listen to Jesus, have grave psychological problems going on inside of themselves and are in the dark, unclean, ideological because of being in reverence before Jesus, humbly thanking Jesus for redemption, forgiveness, salvation, praising Jesus.
These little ones, as Saint Peter, in thanksgiving for their own forgiveness, want even these violent heretics to convert and be saved. Depending on circumstances in society and with those where we are in this dark world, any of the little ones of Jesus’ Little Flock can be next up for what happened to Saint Peter.
Better: the little ones of Jesus’ Little Flock are already there with him and are being cut down at any and every moment right around the world to the greater honor and glory of God. They are being condemned as rigid and entrenched, but they are most light-hearted and, in their greatest love for the brethren, not their love but Christ’s in them, it is they who have been purified, sanctified by Jesus, and have been introduced to purity of heart and agility of soul and clarity of vision and profundity of understanding, not congratulating themselves like self-absorbed gnostic heretics of Cathar / Albigensian infamy, but just thankful for the forgiveness they themselves have received.
Meanwhile, just to be clear. We’re all of us a work in progress. We go to Confession one moment and may lay down our lives for the brethren in the next.
- It’s not that we are perfect. No. Having just gone to Confession myself, because I’m a sinner, my penance was telling, that I pray two decades of the Divine Mercy chaplet, one so that my priesthood may be more dedicated to Jesus’ Little Flock in my parish, the other for the parishioners, that they may benefit from Jesus’ priesthood with me having gotten myself out of Jesus’ way.
- It’s that Jesus is very good and very kind to us, very patient with us, wanting that we pray always, be always in humble reverence and thanksgiving before Him, praising Him. They only way I know how to even begin to start to do this is to go to Confession regularly. I love Confession. Go to Confession.
Great video on the Shroud. For myself, I was always entirely taken by the shroud. What scientists say in our own day as different even from a couple years ago is amazing. Proof for anyone of good will.
But that’s the catch. If you are malicious. If you are defending your own sinful life, you will simply refuse to believe. No proof can force someone to believe. Jesus says Abraham says this:
- Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted sumptuously every day: 20. And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores, 21. And desiring to be fed from the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: and even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22. And it happened that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23. And, lifting up his eyes in hell, when he was in torments, he seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24. And he, crying out, said, Father Abraham, have compassion on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25. And Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and Lazarus likewise evil things: but now he enjoys comfort, and thou art tormented. 26. And besides all these things, a vast gulf lieth between us and you; so that they who wish to pass hence to you cannot, nor can they pass to us thence. 27. And he said, I beseech thee, therefore, father, to send him to my father’s house: 28. For I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torment. 29. Abraham saith to him, They have Moses and the prophets: let them hear them. 30. But he said, Nay, father Abraham; but if one went to them from the dead, they will repent. 31. And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead.
The universal salvation heretics say that the rich man is not in hell but in purgatory. They go against the parable spoken by the Truth Incarnate wherein trustworthy Abraham explicitly says no one can pass from one side to the other, over the chasm between heaven and hell, ever. Ain’t gonna happen. “Abraham is a liar!” they shriek: “Jesus is a liar!”
The universal salvation heretics say that the rich man is a nice guy, charitable, and should go to heaven. But in saying that, they actually deny the resurrection. Let’s examine that:
- (1) The rich man cries out: “Father Abraham, have compassion on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.” The idea is that unless Abraham sends Lazarus to hell for the sake of mercy, Abraham himself along with Lazarus will go to hell for being unmerciful. To deny justice for the sake of a false mercy is in fact a sin. So Abraham rebukes this malicious “Bring ’em all to hell!” plot of the rich man: “Abraham said; ‘Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and Lazarus likewise evil things: but now he enjoys comfort, and thou art tormented.’ So, the rich man stays in hell and Abraham and Lazarus remain in heaven marveling at how evil the rich man is.
- (2) The rich man cries out: “I beseech thee, therefore, father, to send him to my father’s house: For I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torment.” Obviously, the rich man, Dives, is the Herod under whom Jesus lived and died and rose. Rich, feasting sumptuously, dressed in purple, there’s only this one possibility: Herod. Lazarus is, of course, the Lazarus of Martha and Mary fame, the one Jesus raised from the dead and who the henchmen of Herod wanted to kill all over again. The five brothers are who-knows-who? amongst the insane genealogy of Herod’s father. Remember, there is no word for “cousin” in Hebrew. It’s always “brother.” But surely they are a well known, trusted group close to Herod, evil even in the eyes of the rich man in hell. Sending Lazarus to them would mean his instant murder at their hands. But more than this, Lazarus would be committing a sin worthy of hell if he were to disrespect Moses and the prophets by effectively saying that Moses and prophets weren’t good enough. With that sin Lazarus would simply go to hell with Abraham. That’s entirely evil and malicious of the rich man in hell who obviously deserves to be there. Abraham is right to say: “They have Moses and the prophets: let them hear them.”
- The rich man in hell cannot stop being malicious and evil and plotting to get everyone in hell. He said again: “Nay, father Abraham; but if one went to them from the dead, they will repent.” He’s again disrespecting Moses and the Prophets, who spoke of the resurrection. So, Abraham rightly responds: “If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead.” So, the rich man stays condemned in hell forever, and Abraham and Lazarus remain safely in heaven. I love this.
Here’s how malicious and evil people are in hell: they want to be in hell and they only want everyone to be hell. They don’t want to come out of hell. They want to hate God and themselves and everyone else in hell, forever. That’s what they hotly desire, so to speak.
Is that kind of person going to be convinced by scientific studies and reason concerning the shroud? No. Because they don’t want the truth. Sure, the shroud is absolutely a proof of the resurrection. But it’s not a proof that will be received by those who are malicious and evil. You cannot force someone to believe. We are saved by grace. These proofs are but aids for someone to assent to the faith that God is already crashing down upon them. So, we provide such things, but we must rejoice that God is doing the work of salvation. People can say “no,” and do say “no,” but we can and must be there for them to try to get them to say “yes.”
By the way, those eyes on the shroud, opened up, they remind me of these eyes:
Meanwhile, I am many times a day being dragged through the mysteries of the Two Hearts Rosary as I call it. More to come on that. The currents run deep. The Rosary is amazing for those who pray it.
In a previous post I explained that plans for our new altar include a mosaic of the Sacred Heart with the Immaculate Heart, and that a priest friend said that our Lord forbade such a depiction of His Sacred Heart apart from the body of His human nature. But then…
- Someone well studied with the revelations to Saint Margaret Mary dropped a comment that they’ve never seen such an admonition in any of the literature.
- Someone with a life dedicated to the Sacred Heart sent in this picture of the tomb of St Margaret Mary Alacoque in Paray-le-Moniale, above which is a mosaic of the Sacred Heart is depicted without the body of the human nature of the Divine Person.
I would add that the practical, that is, artistic “reception” of the Sacred Heart depicted also apart from the body of the human nature of Jesus is ubiquitous, that is, everywhere to be seen.
I’m sure you’re seen the “Badge” as it’s called:
And I’m sure you remember the Sacred Heart enshrined in homes:
And, of course, there are zillions of “holy cards” often framed or used as bookmarks for, say, breviarys:
Hey! Let’s call it the sensus fidelium! (I say that apart from the intervention on the same from the International Theological Commission, which is highly problematic.)
Now, to find what’s needed for the altar…
This is old news from last summer, Traditionis custodes and the Responsa. It’s just that, I think before Holy Week this year, the French Bishops went out of their way to bait Francis into speaking about this again, and, of course, he did. What it probably means is that some bishop in France wants to suspend a priest or a group of priests who made it clear that they would not concelebrate at the Chrism Mass this past Holy Week. Pray for your priests. Hail Mary… Forcing concelebration is against Canon Law. They are all working ultra vires, beyond their capacities, abusing office.
Of course, all of this seems to have the purpose of making people cynical. I mean, was Pope Francis causing the abomination of desolation to be established upon the Altar of Jesus’ Sacrifice during Holy Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Papal Altar October 27, 2019 providing us with an example of good liturgy?
This is about mourning the genocidal purposed murder of people. I have to wonder if this video will also be taken down, cancelled, by entitled, murderous brats. Free speech is also about protecting lives, btw.