6:00 AM Sunday 28 November 2021, hours before Hanukkah would begin, we had adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Christ Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, the Suffering Servant, the Lumen Gentium, the Light of the Nations, in this little parish of Appalachia. Jesus is Himself the Temple. Jesus is Himself the Light who is God. The Father loved the world so much as to send His Son into the world… (see Jn 3:16).
The Sacred Liturgy is worth fighting for. The great Maccabees did just that. Fighting. Without the free exercise of religion we’re all dead. Smackdowns of religion is always all about hatred of God, therefore hatred of neighbor and self. And that brings unlimited death in its wake. In more recent times here in North America, a revolution was fought against those who would suppress religion. We celebrate what is now the first amendment to the Constitution, the free exercise of religion, also in the public square. What we celebrate is God intervening to assist us with the free exercise of religion. So, to hell with the smackdown of the proper celebration of the Sacred Liturgy.
Hanukkah began in the evening of the 28 November 2021. It is a celebration of God’s intervention to assist in the proper rendering of the Sacred Liturgy, and that is appropriate for all to celebrate throughout human history, even after the Messiah has come among us, who is Himself the Liturgy. Why’s that? Because it’s always all about Jesus. Here’s a picture of the first night:
So, I need to do a couple of things here. One is to change out that rather weak “Shamash” candle. I have one ready to go, but it needs a bit wider platform to be constructed. The other is to take a magic marker and draw a cross in the stained glass Star of David, the seventh item proclaimed that perfection of God’s presence amongst us is fulfilled.
I recall Ben Shapiro’s great smack down of Kamala Harris on Hanukkah:
Hanukkah runs until late afternoon 6 December 2021.
Ilhan Omar downplaying Islamicist terrorism saying: “Some people did something.” That’s it. After Joe Biden is declared incompetent under the 25th Amendment, Harris will become President and she’ll get Ilhan to become vice-president. Then the USA will be no more. China wins. And a war between China and Islam will play out right here. No one wins.
Nancy Pelosi won’t help get rid of of Islamicist terrorism. How could she? She calls September 11 2001 an “incident,” you know, like your shoelaces becoming untied. Take a look at the next picture. Do you agree?
But – Hey! – Maybe Harris will get Hillary to be vice-president, you know, to keep the theme going with more support from our domestic terrorist voters, who agree with her about the deaths of our military heroes when she says about their deaths: “What difference does it make?”
What do you expect from people who are maniac pro-abortionists. It’s all about death, death, and more horrific death to them.
What a dark time we live in.
But the Light shines in the darkness. “Let your Light so shine before men…”
Apparently, some USCCB staffer made a remark that seemed to be pro-Trump, and so she was forthwith fired from her job.
Apparently, some USCCB staffer made a remark that was pro-Kamala Harris and nothing happened whatsoever.
The USCCB is just a bunch of pro-abortion fanatics, bullying others with their blatant partisan pro-death politics into making sure that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are elected.
That’s all to be expected. Jesus picked Judas also because He wanted to make sure that we knew that He understood. He suffered this kind of betrayal of Life.
Still, what surprises me is that there are apparently good Catholics who insist that the hypocritical policies of the USCCB are to be followed. Count me out. This priest is not going to be politically correct with those who promote the killing of the image of God in the womb. Ain’t gonna happen.
Some wimps say: “I was forced into compromise, betrayal, sin.” That is simply never true. What do any of us have to lose for continuing to do all that is righteous and just and merciful? Our lives? Pfft! We will gain our lives in heaven because of our witness to Jesus who is Life.
“Father Byers, you don’t understand! You’re supposed to hold your own life in this world as precious, to be protected at any cost! Don’t witness to Jesus! Bow down to the pro-aborts! We do!”
Yuck. I would rather be tortured to death.
“Father Byers, you don’t understand! We have power! We can have you shut down, silenced. We’ll call you an apostate, a schismatic, an excommunicate – splutter splutter – unless you promote our pro-abort candidates, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. We’ll make sure you are removed from you parish, thrown on the street, a wanderer, accursed. We’ll make sure to make your life HELL!”
Pfft! Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn said that he was not afraid of any torture to which he was subjected. Rather, he was afraid that, while looking into the eyes of his torturer he saw no conscience. But I say that we are not to fear even such as that – and I have seen that in the eyes of pro-abort politician-torturers of the unborn that zero-conscience thing. Instead, we are to look into the eyes of Christ Jesus and see that He has seen the zero-conscience thing in all, from Adam until the last man is conceived, and we are to see that Jesus was not afraid even of that. Better, when Jesus’ eyes close in death (like the Master, so the disciple), let’s look into the eyes of Jesus’ Immaculate Mother so as to see that she also was not afraid:
Joe Biden has spent a lifetime trying his level best to push for ever more millions of innocent little children in the womb to suffer being torn limb from limb, sucked into vacuums with shredding blades, having them melted with acid and all the gruesomeness of procured abortion. He should have been excommunicated long ago.
Yet there are untold numbers of pro-abortion bishops who do their level best to encourage him by insisting that he be able to receive Holy Communion, where instead, as Saint Paul says, he will risk meeting his condemnation in Christ Jesus, who was Himself in the womb of His Immaculate Mother for nine months.
So, let me rephrase that, if Father Byers becomes Pope, not only will Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry and so many other fanatical pro-abortionists be straightaway excommunicated for their moral heresy*, but so will all their pro-abortion bishops encouragers, the latter also receiving many other ecclesiastical medicinal penalties also aimed at their repentance.
* Canonists used to argue that such maniac pro-abortion politicians could not be excommunicated inasmuch as the law states something about aiding more directly in the procurement of the abortion, such as in the operation of a suction-razor machine inside an abortuary. At the same time, they ignored what could easily have them all excommunicated forthwith, and that is their heresy regarding moral doctrine (with that moral doctrine actually being consonant with the natural law). And so we have the situation we have today, thanks to the facilitators. Oh, so, on that point, let’s also excommunicate all the chancery rats who went out of their way to give bad advice through the years.
P.S. Can anyone add some names to the list? I may not let those through comment moderation!