Saint Luke Institute and clones homosexualize clients promoting sin: exactly what priests don’t need.

You have heard that it was said that Saint Luke Institute and such like “clinics” do have some good use for some few who are actually in need of psychological help and that some people do benefit, but I tell you that this is not true.

If we had believers who were great at counselling and to whom one could go on a confidential basis – Hey! What an idea! – that would be great. However:

  • such places follow the ethos of accreditation by secular society and so promote all that which society promotes;
  • the second one walks in the door is the second you sign a waver so that everything in your file will be sent to the bishop and chanceries (=newspapers);
  • results are often predetermined according to the one paying the bills, often without any person ever having presented, even on the phone.

Such places are often a method by which to get a priest dismissed from the clerical state. Weaponizing psychological help is the best way to take this aid away from those who need it.

Just to be clear because of following the accreditation norms:

  • homosexualism is promoted;
  • self-abuse is promoted;
  • the rape of those who attend by way of measuring their physiological responses to the viewing of pornography of all kinds, including child-porn (a felony for all involved) has been done (as noted many times by the John Jay Report); would you entrust yourself to a rapist, to an institute known for raping residents?

Those who actually need counselling can find actually believing counselors. So, they should not, must not go to such places as Saint Luke Institute.

It is better to go to heaven having suffered with a psychological problem on earth than to go to hell committed unspeakable sins that cry to heaven for vengeance. Making a policy of unspeakable sins is what brought the scourge of the present crisis upon the Church. It is unconscionable to promote such places.

  • I believe that any bishop who sends his priests to such places is committing sin.
  • I believe that any administration at such places are committing sin.
  • I believe that anyone in Rome able to shut such places down but does not is committing sin.

Active homosexualization of the clergy by policy must stop. Get it?

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Homily 2018 09 27 Send ’em to Sodom!

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Homily 2018 09 26 Give ’em hell: Jesus instructs His Apostles vs belligerents

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“If any town rejects you, give ’em hell.”

“But Lord, there are children in that town. They’ll see us giving their elders hell.”

“Those children will be great saints.”

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Saint John Fitzgerald Kennedy?!

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In a weak moment, as a deacon, decades ago, in mulling over what to say at a funeral homily after a tragic head-on collision in the parish in which almost a dozen people were killed (an entire family in one car and all teenagers packed into another car that was drag racing yet another car over the crest of a hill), in mulling over what to say I stopped to peruse – ever so stupidly – a binder full of canned homilies for funerals. I couldn’t believe it when I read over a homily that was merely political backing for JFK, making him out to be a saint, and that’s why we’re at this funeral today. Barf. Never again.

I’m not great at preaching as you know, but I would rather preach in a super sloppy way from the heart than to read such trash. The above pictured advertisement came in the mail today, bringing back bad memories. It’s the same homilies subscription series from a lifetime ago. Barf. Never again.

Guardian Angel intervention: I despise these canned, vacuous homilies so much that I used to make even just the fact of their existence fodder for my rant-homilies on canned homilies, a very traditional thing to do as we find out by reading the homilies of the Fathers of the Church and they start complaining about the evils of stealing the homilies of others. If canned homilies come up in conversation among priests talking shop, I tell my JFK funeral homily story. I started in at lunch one day in the Chaplain’s House in Lourdes, France, about that JFK homily and hadn’t yet said my opinion of that canned homily when, low and behold, the priest who had written that homily turned out to be the priest right across the table from me. He was ecstatically happy that he met an American who had read his homily, he being Irish. I just so had to bite my tongue. My Guardian Angel saved me by having me not rant without knowing who it was in front of me. Yikes!

It just gives me the creeps: That picture above just gives me the creeps, thoroughly. It’s truly unbearable. Traumatic. Uggh. I would hate to be in a parish where the other priest was preaching canned homilies. It’s just so wrong. We priests have to know Jesus. We have to know about the fire of the Holy Spirit.

 

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Father Paul Kalchik Interview. Solidarity: Je suis le père Paul Kalchik

Seriously, this priest, for all he’s been through, is calm, reasonable, nuanced, prudent, exact in descriptions, restrained in his actions, pastorally minded, doesn’t exaggerate, is profound in his theology, is reverent before the Lord Jesus. In short, he has a priestly identity in every way, and, it seems to me, with honesty, with integrity. I recognize Jesus in him. I’ll have more to say about this, but for this post, recall the repercussions of Charlie Hebdo (bad analogy, I know). But, in solidarity, I will say that:

Je suis le père Paul Kalchik.

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“Fr. Byers, be the virgo prudens!”

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In asking a fellow priest about the prudence of commentary here on Arise! we both spoke of the Lord’s supreme prudence in taking whips and cleansing the temple.

We then discussed the five prudent virgins (φρόνιμοι) vs the five imprudent virgins (μωραὶ), you remember them, with the lamps which either had or didn’t have oil, that is, the charity of fiery Holy Spirit. Recall that the prudent virgins with extreme intensity of sarcasm suggested to the imprudent virgins that they should just go to the shop where God’s charity is sold and buy some of the that charity. And. They. Do. Idiots. One can’t buy God’s charity. This wasn’t baiting them to do something that they were entrapped into doing as if they would not otherwise do it. This was just getting the imprudent virgins out of the faces of the prudent virgins. It’s what they would do anyway because that’s where they are already.

In the end, this priest friend of mine summed it all up and said: “Be the virgo prudens!”

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Pornchai Moontri, Fr Gordon MacRae: Account summing up abuse crisis

 

Father Gordon MacRae (About) has after a dozen years finally been able to publish the article of his life, that is, not about himself, but about his cell-mate in prison:

Pornchai Moontri: Bangkok to Bangor, Survivor of the Night

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Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (much mush edition)

As I found out at the hermitage yesterday on the day off, there is much mush in the form of mushrooms around (such as the one above right next to where I was doing some target practice) but there are very few flowers to be seen.

So… Mush… Let’s think about that in these days of ambiguous mushy gray speak, also about ambiguous mushy gray speak concerning the Immaculate Conception, good Jewish Virgin Mother of God, with all of her purity of heart and agility of soul.

I saw a video in which two Catholic web warriors, icons of orthodoxy (and some of the better ones at that I must say, all due respect to them), were mocking those who are all the time putting up posts about Immaculate Mary’s purity of heart and agility of soul, Mary being the good mom of Jesus, Virgin Mother of God that she is, and that’s it.

Well… hell… as one reader put it. Why, I ask, would anyone do that? I’ll put myself in that untoward category of thusly condemned people. Why would I put up Flowers for the Immaculate Conception in all the various editions all the time so as to mention Immaculate Mary’s purity of heart and agility of soul and clarity of vision, good mom of Jesus that she is, Virgin Mother of God that she is? Would that be done just to be saccharine, to be sappy in superficial niceness?

It’s because Mary, in all her immaculateness, could clearly see what we needed under the cross, where she is then, because of that, mediatrix of all graces, co-redemptrix, thus fulfilling her virginity in becoming also the mother of the members of the Body of Christ. Jesus provides redemption and salvation. But it is appropriate that one of us, Mary, asks for this perfectly. She could do that because of her immaculateness. She had the clarity of vision to do so, the purity of heart to do so, the agility of soul to do so.

So… What…? Is there some gaping hole in my theology? Am I missing something? Am I insulting the Immaculate Conception? As I look into her eyes, I just can’t see what I’m missing. In doing the same, can you help me out? I mean, I don’t want to just be all mushy. I want to give Flowers to the Immaculate Conception for a reason. I can think of an almost infinite number of reasons to do so. Is that so bad?

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I mean, have I ever put up this picture before? Like a million times?

 

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Unbreakable rosaries for priests made. Better than military rosaries imnsho.

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As the doer of knots[!] tells me, it may take some time for them to make it across the pond. I have to wonder if such weapons of spiritual warfare will have to be carefully examined and pondered in customs, or if I’ll have to go some federal agency to answer questions as to their use. It’s hard to disguise them for easy transport. The priest who asked about such knotted rosaries that are quite impossible to break will have to tell me which one he likes best.

Update: He’s says he’s partial to the Pardon Crucifix. Of course!

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This priest plays the criminal for fun. Reviewing saving the beaten woman.

situational awareness color codeLong ago in my priesthood I realized that the best way to be a good and holy priest (I’m still working on that, understatement of the year) is to play the criminal all the time. I’m forever explaining to people that I can see myself as being verification of the aphorism that goes “There (in that criminal way), but for the grace of God go I.” And because of that, I’m instantly aware of what people are up to; I’m not blind to all that which is bad and evil because I know that, but for the grace of God, I could be just like that.

If you congratulate yourself as a nice person – the Italians say persona per bene – you’re always in the white zone of situational awareness, you know, like the three monkeys covering eyes and ears and mouth, making sure that you’re the next victim of a criminal, who is, instead, thinking like a criminal. Criminals look for nice people, for those who oblivious to them. Sure, we’re to see the best in others, but to do that you also have to notice a couple of things: (1) any good in any of us is only because of God; (2) any one of us could slip from whatever goodness into crucifying the Son of the Living God. Be realistic. Criminals are always looking for nice people to be their next victims.

The yellow zone in situational awareness jacks things up just a bit, where you’re aware of ways to escape and deescalate any situation or conditions that you’re in. This can be a bit tiresome since so much of the time nothing happens. So, the way to make this fun is to play the part of the criminal and look for people who are in the white zone, noting how dangerous that is. People, looking at their phones, will walk right into light poles (I’ve seen it many times) or right out into traffic without looking (I’ve seen that too). But in this way you also instantly see others who are situationally aware, whether good guys being dutiful or criminals looking for targets. Good guys are obviously (to me) military or law enforcement. Situational awareness is a way of life. Very few civilians are in anything other than the white zone of oblivion, and have to go from zero to one hundred, from white to red (fight or flight). This means that they have no time with level orange, assessing a particular individual or group because of signals they are providing of their dangerous intentions. There is no extra time to reconsider paths of escape or how to fight the fight.

Thinking like the criminal is not to fall into the trap of having a darkened eye so that the whole soul is filled with darkness, which our dear Lord warns us against. What our Lord condemned is being so much in the totally self righteous zone that all those criminals and sinners (everyone else without exception) are held to be totally inept even at being criminals and sinners. Such a person is so dismissive of all others that they think they have no need for any situational awareness, not even of one’s own criminal soul in the face of God’s fierce judgment.

Playing the criminal, as it were, so to speak, for situational awareness, is actually a service to be able to help others out because you know where they are at.

About that lady who suffered a beating from her “boyfriend” the other day (Domestic battery on woman)…

I spoke about my intervention with a number of others who are well aware of guns and tactics and deescalation and prudence and they agreed that I had done the best I could in the situation. Even if I didn’t have any doubts about that, it is always good to get the insight of others in such events. When I heard the screaming I could have just left and pretend I didn’t hear anything, just shaking my head and thinking it’s all sad, but that’s the end of that. I just can’t.

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Homily 2018 09 24 – Truth! Or else!

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Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Amidst the chaos edition)

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Meanwhile, amidst all the chaos, with all hell broken out, some flowers to give to the Immaculate Conception. These are out front of the Church. Inside the Church, on the very day this picture was taken, just the other day, all hell broke out. Call to mind that Holy Mass is the Last Supper which is united to Calvary: This is my body being handed over right now in sacrifice; this is my blood right now being poured out for the many in sacrifice. All of hell was broken out on Calvary, and it is at the Last Supper that Satan entered into Judas. All that, in your calm, peaceful Mass at your parish Church. Mary knows all about it. She was there. It will happen again today at Mass. So, flowers for you, dearest Immaculate Conception.

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Fr Paul Kalchik’s open letter to Francis

Here. I am taken by the very last word of this letter, after his signature.

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Cardinal Cupich, LGBTQ flag, Fr Kalchik Resurrection Parish, St Luke Institute

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Father Dwight Longenecker has a great analysis of the story brought out by Michael Voris at Church Militant. Father Dwight’s comment is HERE.

Having read Father Dwight’s excellent presentation there are some other points to consider:

  • Weaponizing psychiatric evaluation (or six month psycho-sexual ordeal) so that no evangelization of the Sign of Contradiction, wherein Jesus is the One, the only One, is not possible, is itself a sign of a criminal abuse of power on so very many levels.
  • Any psychiatrist, any institute which allows indeed welcomes the weaponizing of psychiatric evaluation for political agendas such as making bishops look like heroes tends to discredit all psychiatric evaluation, making all psychiatry odious and suspect. It doesn’t help that most each institute has been politicized, even being founded for that express purpose.
  • Saint Luke Institute was founded by those of the homosexualist agenda, who have homosexualist policies and homosexualist methods. For instance, the use of pornography of all kinds, including that of children, to “discover” the proclivities of an individual, even though this has been discredited for some forty years, and even though this method is in itself criminal, and even though this method is mortally sinful for the bishops who send people to such a place, and for the administration, and for the staff, and for the subjects. This methodology was spoken about repeatedly by the John Jay Report (look it up for yourselves), but the bishops still support this kind of sexual raping of their own priests. As I’ve said before, the bishops probably get video tapes of such sessions. This has to stop. Saint Luke Institute is not the only one. Many others come to mind, including one where the two priests involved in providing this methodology in one such institute left the priesthood, moved to Hawaii, and got married to each other.

One could go on adding a thousand other points about all this, including that of massive financial manipulations.

But what I would like to add here as well concerns the ambiguous alleged history of incidents of this priest that is not appreciated by the Archdiocese of Chicago. I bet you that these are categorized as his not being a “team player,” his not being a “man of consensus,” etc., because, just guessing, this priest does not promote a change in church teaching on the evils of LGBTQ gender bending, does not promote womens ordination, does not promote gay marriage, does not promote abortion on demand, does not promote sacrilege of all kinds, etc.

One last thing, as Father Dwight points out, two thugs were sent by Cupich who presented Father Kalchick with a death threat. The death threat was witnessed. Father Kalchick is now in hiding, just like Viganò. There is no due process. Just the murder of those who go against the homosexualist bullying. We recall the recent murder of whistle blower Father Joseph F. Moreno, Jr. of the Diocese of Buffalo.

Just to say, I’ve been calling out people for a long time on their sensationalist statements that this is all a pedophilia crisis when manifestly by all accounts it is a homosexualist crisis, that is, a using of homosexuality for aggressive bullying. Anything can be used for aggressive bullying. It’s true, Saint Paul goes after aggressively purposed homosexualist bullying as having a final result in violence (see Romans 1:18 to the end of that chapter), but I would like to point out in a way that is not inconsistent with that inspired statement of Saint Paul that, in the end, violent bullying is all about lust for power, ultimately, a share in demonic power. But the purveyors of demonic power will find out that Satan doesn’t share anything, least of all his “power.”

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Domestic battery on woman

Situational awareness is nothing without a piece of mind…

Just now, after Saturday evening Confessions, I went outside to the parking lot and heard screaming, like a guy beating a young lady into submission. She came running by the church and I offered her a ride away from the violence. He then started chasing after the both of us. I brought her to the police, who noticed he had been beating on her face. He let her stay with them until the sheriff showed up. She was happy to be safe.

I asked the neighbor lady about it and she said it had been going on all day. “Stop it!” the victim would scream.

You just never know when you’ll be called upon. I was confident to help her because I had a piece of mind. I didn’t need it. But everyone has a piece of mind around here. Do you? Do you practice?

Anyway, time for Confessions and Mass again.

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Update: Packages given to Pope Francis – Most Holy Father: Thank you!

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Package One: Concerning that which goes to the very heart of the McCarrick fiasco the entire dire situation brought to the Holy Father as presented by this package was for himself utterly reversed and put in good order. That’s most stunning in itself, that in which one can rejoice for the good of the priesthood, for the good of the Church. The one involved was burdened with the weight of the universe and that weight has been lifted. But there’s more. The Holy Father caused this to be brought about by those involved with a manner that truly restorative, wrought with a profound ecclesial sense, majestic, really, with apologies, and bringing a sense of the presence of the angels and of our Lord Himself. The blessed Immaculate Virgin was also mentioned. Devout. Pious. Humble. A motive for joy. Thank you, Holy Father, for making this come about. Awesome.

Package Two: This may have instigated an investigation in a most unexpected place with the most unexpected persons. If so, this may have blown out of the water and merely temporarily nixed any more generalized Apostolic Visitation to these United States so as to examine the actions or benign neglect of any bishops across the board. Temporarily.

Apologies: If I was a little bold in putting this before the Holy Father accompanied by a request that was unexpectedly unnecessary – mea culpa – then, in that case of being little too bold, mi pento e mi dolgo con tutto il cuore. However, it might be noticed that the weeks clicked by without me doing anything else whatsoever, just waiting on the Holy Father to do His thing. And he did.

An extra bit in which to rejoice: As some things played out, a particular name of a particular Archbishop, one with whom I am presently involved in certain matters (not a diplomat) came to the fore in a most significant way. Very impressive, very heartening. Awesome.

As I might have said before on this blog, also in regard to the Holy Father:

Nothing is as it seems!

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Day Off at the hermitage: the most protected air space in the world

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I had just arrived at the hermitage on my day off this past week when a storm of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks came thundering over, seemingly causing earthquakes. This is the usual experience as this exact spot is where one might set up a chair and watch an airshow of all that which is old and new and experimental of anything directly or remotely related to the military or our intelligence services, well, if the thick forest canopy didn’t block one’s view.

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One might also see some version of Boeing’s Attack Helicopter 64 Apache:

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Or a Bell Attack Helicopter 1W Super Cobra:

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Or, if you’re lucky, you might even see General Atomics’ Gray Eagle derivative of their MQ-1 Predator attack drone:

General Atomics Drone Gray Eagle

Sadly, a Boeing CH-47 Chinook crashed out some years ago near to the hermitage:

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Outside of these guys, planes or all sorts also use this flight path, including Boeing’s FA 18 of whatever version:

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Just because the hermitage is on the most remote ridge of the Smoky Mountains doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have what is perhaps by far the most protected airspace in the world. As I understand it, there are, above, fully nine levels of military experimental airspace. Almost an Area 51.

But that’s NOT why it’s the most protected air space. Instead, the angels are there.

 

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Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Roasting on an open fire edition)

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These were seen near the hermitage this past Tuesday. It’s late September. The chestnuts are maturing. Christmas is coming soon. Christmas is all about Mary’s Divine Son. Surely a branch with some chestnuts in a bouquet for the Immaculate Conception is most appropriate.

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Our Courageous Seminarians: Happy to be called to the hell of Calvary in solidarity with Jesus. Beatitude!

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So many! Might you pray in solidarity with them as they follow our Lord’s call even while all of hell is unleashed? Here, then, is the prayer:

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In the midst of the present crisis we’re trying to do right by our Lord Jesus, building our own seminary to do this.

All our big donors for the seminary – who do their research – have said that things have changed because of the present crisis, saying that because of all the horrible news and the lackadaisical attitude to be found pretty much everywhere about faith and morals, from seminaries to priests to bishops all the way to Rome, they have changed their minds on their big donations.

Instead of donating what they promised, because, they said, we’re trying our best to do the right thing in every way, they are all going to double their donations. That means, from $500,000.00 to $1,000,000.00 for one donor, and so it went with the others.

Here in the diocese of Charlotte, we’re doubling down, entrenching with our Lord Jesus. More attendance at Mass. More Confessions. More Adoration. More vocations. And after that, more vocations again.

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Homily 2018 09 21 – Matthew: Who, me? Having fun preaching because…

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The Lord Jesus has a fierce expression on His face: “It’s you!” But Matthew the tax collector is feigning doubt: “Oh, but you surely mean this other guy, right?”

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We can be such a fickle crowd. Christ our God is mighty patient with us.

He was overwhelmed with his own sin and repented in a way as mighty as the grace of God that was with him.

He would go on to write something in his Gospel that is simply stunning about the mercy that was shown to him, the extent of that mercy, how far reaching, how much our Lord is enthusiastic to get us to heaven. In this writing, he is ironic, incisive, with an almost mischievous triumphalism in humble thanksgiving to our Lord. What he wrote is this:

That should just throw us right down to our knees in humble thanksgiving to the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Prince of the Most Profound Peace, who will come to judge the living and dead and the world by fire. Amen.

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