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Gabbie’s take on Traditionis Custodes
Filed under Eucharist, Liturgy, Pope Francis, Spiritual life
Fr George, The Blah Blah Synod™ in Germany is insane. Why don’t you comment on it?
Short answer: I have. Like a zillion times. The Blah Blah Synod™ is just blah-blah.
But – sigh – here we go again:
Dichiarazione della Santa Sede
- Per tutelare la libertà del popolo di Dio e l’esercizio del ministero episcopale, pare necessario precisare che il “Cammino sinodale” in Germania non ha facoltà di obbligare i Vescovi ed i fedeli ad assumere nuovi modi di governo e nuove impostazioni di dottrina e di morale. Non sarebbe lecito avviare nelle diocesi, prima di un’intesa concordata a livello di Chiesa universale, nuove strutture ufficiali o dottrine, che rappresenterebbero una ferita alla comunione ecclesiale e una minaccia all’unità della Chiesa. Come ricordava il Santo Padre nella lettera al popolo di Dio che è in cammino in Germania: «La Chiesa universale vive in e delle Chiese particolari, così come le Chiese particolari vivono e fioriscono in e dalla Chiesa universale, e se si ritrovano separate dall’intero corpo ecclesiale, si debilitano, marciscono e muoiono. Da qui il bisogno di mantenere sempre viva ed effettiva la comunione con tutto il corpo della Chiesa». Pertanto si auspica che le proposte del Cammino delle Chiese particolari in Germania confluiscano nel percorso sinodale che sta percorrendo la Chiesa universale, per un reciproco arricchimento e una testimonianza di quella unità con la quale il corpo della Chiesa manifesta la sua fedeltà a Cristo Signore. //  FRANCESCO, Lettera al popolo di Dio che è in cammino in Germania, 9.
That’s from the Dicastery for Communication which didn’t supply an English translation, because why would they? They issued it with nobody’s signature from no particular dicastery, nor the Secretariat of State. So, it carries the weight of the Dicastery for Sewer Works. It’s just verbal diarrhea.
Here’s my quicky translation:
- In order to protect the freedom of the people of God and the exercise of the episcopal ministry, it seems necessary to specify that the “Synodal Path” in Germany has no power to oblige the Bishops and the faithful to adopt new ways of governing and new paradigms of doctrine and morality. It would not be lawful to initiate new official structures or doctrines in dioceses before an understanding is established at the level of the universal Church, which would represent a wound to ecclesial communion and a threat to the unity of the Church. As the Holy Father recalled in the letter to the people of God who are on their way in Germany: “The universal Church lives in and by way of particular Churches, just as the particular Churches live and flourish in and by way of the universal Church, and if they find themselves separated from the entire ecclesial body, they weaken, rot and die, hence the need to maintain always alive and effective communion with the entire body of the Church.” Therefore it is hoped that the proposals of the Way of the particular Churches in Germany will converge on the synodal path that the universal Church is taking, for reciprocal enrichment and a testimony to that unity with which the body of the Church manifests its faithfulness to Christ the Lord.
My comment: This is no reprimand of the German Path’s deviations from proper church governance and from doctrine and and from morality. Not at all. This is simply an encouragement to do those things in conjunction with centralized power in the person of the Pope if that’s what the Pope would like some time in future. That’s it. Clever. Evil.
- “But Father George! Father George! How can you get that from that?! The Holy See would never support women’s ordination, same-sex marriage and all the other weakness, rotting and dying of the Church evident on the website of the Synod on Synodality at the Holy See… Ooops!”
I’m sick of blah-blah. Jesus Christ, the Eternal Word of our dear Heavenly Father is now Incarnate, and has laid down His life for us, Innocent for the guilty. I do not follow the blah-blah. I follow Jesus.
Filed under Pope Francis, The Blah Blah Synod™
Pope Francis’ auto-da-fé: reject TLM or else
- “LifeSiteNews has learned from Keith Armato, a leading Catholic layman close to the situation, that the archbishop of Chicago had demanded for months now that the Institute [ICKSP] signs a document with five or six points. Among the points they had to sign – each priest individually – was that the Novus Ordo rite is the only true expression of the Roman rite. This formulation stems directly from Pope Francis’ own document Traditionis Custodes, an explanation that makes it clear that the traditional Roman rite has to disappear altogether.”
I mean, I don’t know what any of this even means. Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in the Ambrosian Rite of the Latin Rite up in Milan as recently as 2017. There are very many Rites in the Latin Rite. And what about the Congolese Rite, the upcoming Amazonian Rite, etc.?
Oh, I get it. Pope Francis is saying that the particular Roman Rite of the much more comprehensive Latin Rite only has one true expression, which is the Novus Ordo and not at all the Traditional Latin Mass. I see. He surely means that this refers not to validity but to liceity, not to the fact of the Most Holy Sacrifice being offered in the TLM (which always remains true), but only to his modus operandi of holding that the only legally acceptable way of offering Holy Mass in Roman Rite is by adhering to the Sacramentary of Novus Ordo instead of the Missale Romanum of the TLM. I get it.
Oh, but wait! Text without context is pretext, right? Let’s see… Ah yes! Here we go! From Traditionis custodes:
- “Art. 1. The liturgical books promulgated by Saint Paul VI and Saint John Paul II, in conformity with the decrees of Vatican Council II, are the unique [“l’unica espressione”=only, sole] expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite.”
Oh, but wait! That’s not just a foundational disciplinary statement; that’s about doctrine, the very fact of the Sacrifice of Jesus being offered. Gotta put on the brakes and drill down into this. That “lex orandi” is the law of prayer which is the source and summit of the lex credendi, the law of believing. Is any of this defined for us in the broader context? Yes, indeed! Let’s turn to the accompanying letter of Traditionis custodes addressed to the bishops:
- “Most people understand the motives that prompted St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI to allow the use of the Roman Missal, promulgated by St. Pius V and edited by St. John XXIII in 1962, for the Eucharistic Sacrifice.”
- That’s from paragraph 2 of the letter. It’s clear that Pope Francis admits that John Paul II and Benedict XVI consider the TLM to be a valid manner to offer “the Eucharistic Sacrifice.”
- “Benedict XVI declared ‘the Missal promulgated by St. Pius V and newly edited by Blessed John XXIII, as a extraordinary expression of the same lex orandi‘, granting a ‘more ample possibility for the use of the 1962 Missal’.”
- That’s from paragraph 3 of the letter. It’s clear that Benedict speaks of “expressions” of the “same lex orandi,” which is thus defined by him as the Holy Sacrifice of Jesus.
- “The Motu proprio recognized that, in its own right, ‘the Missal promulgated by Paul VI is the ordinary expression of the lex orandi of the Catholic Church of the Latin rite’. The recognition of the Missal promulgated by St. Pius V ‘as an extraordinary expression of the same lex orandi‘ did not in any way underrate the liturgical reform, but was decreed with the desire to acknowledge the ‘insistent prayers of these faithful,’ allowing them “to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass according to the editio typica of the Roman Missal promulgated by Blessed John XXIII in 1962 and never abrogated, as the extraordinary form of the Liturgy of the Church.”
- That’s from paragraph 4 of the letter. Again, it is crystal clear that the lex orandi, the law of prayer, refers to the Holy Sacrifice of Jesus present in any form, in any expression of the Roman Rite, of the Latin Rite.
But Pope Francis, with a slight of hand, you know, some prestidigitations, now has it in Traditionis custodes that the only expression of the law of prayer in the Roman Rite is the Novus Ordo, exclusive of the TLM. But if the law of prayer, literally the Holy Sacrifice of Jesus, is not to be found in any way with the TLM, Pope Francis is now saying that the TLM is an invalid Mass, no Mass at all. Nothing. No Sacrifice. No Sacrament. No Eucharistic Sacrifice. Nothing. It’s in fact an excommunicatable offence, for it is therefore only a simulation of a Mass, a simulation of a Sacrament.
I could never put my name to a document forcing me to deny Jesus in His very Sacrifice for me. Never!
Anyway, all this is why, in the Responsa ad dubia, it is said that the TLM has nothing to do with the life of the parish. Get it? Jesus’ Sacrifice has nothing to do with the life of the parish.
Sure, I might well be thrown out of the priesthood if I were ever to reject being forced to sign such a document, thus signing my ticket to hell if I did that. But I would be joyful in being thrown on the trash heap. Maybe I would finally have time to write about the Immaculate Conception. And in that I would most certainly rejoice. My voice of joy would be heard up to the heavens!
Filed under Eucharist, Liturgy, Pope Francis, Priesthood
Update, it’s Cupich: Imminent persecution from within the Church
UPDATE: Father Z updated his post: https://wdtprs.com/2022/07/action-item-prayer-to-avert-a-serious-act-of-persecution/
So, Cardinal Cupich, the Red Guard, in Chicago is entirely shutting down the Institute of Christ the King in Chicago, you know, because they offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Confession, Last Rites, the Faith.
Did they get due process for their incessant crimes of reciting the Creed?
This is absurd. A precedent of things to come. The Diocese of Charleston, just to the south of me, has also chosen this day to clamp down all the more. I’m guessing there will be many more and that the speed of closing down the TLM will increase: “You’re believers! Guilty!”
This is about logistics. The priests are not themselves cancelled, but all their priestly activity is cancelled. Can they be, will they be welcomed anywhere else in the world? Pope Francis is watching closely. Remember, they say – “Credo…” – and so are guilty of the worst crime in the world. Who could, who would take them? And so it will be for the rest of us.
But maybe if the good priests would just be more like Blase and bribe the demons with blessings for the new year so as to be saved by these demons in the coming year:
Or – Hey! – maybe the good priests should be more like Father Pfleger, and use a Pachamama canoe for the Consecration at Holy Mass.
Or – Hey! – maybe the good priests should STOP saying the Hail Mary and the Saint Michael prayer after Holy Mass. I bet that’s the problem.
Or – Hey! – ….
No. The good priests should just continue being good priests, come what may. The Lord Jesus, Sovereign High Priest, will provide for them, certainly also the privilege of being with Him on the Cross.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary…
Filed under Liturgy
Pope Francis on SCOTUS and Pelosi’s sacrilege
So, Pope Francis gave another long interview, this time to Reuters.
Below I include the bit about the Supreme Courts overturning of Roe v Wade and Nancy Pelosi receiving Holy Communion.
Pope Francis claims ignorance of the law and so can’t comment on that, but does say that abortion is like hiring a sicario, a hit man. But then, establishing that abortion is so very evil, he condemns anyone who would say that pro-abortion politicians like Nancy Pelosi should be denied Holy Communion, with that condemnation carrying the moniker of “non-pastoral”, which, by the way, is enough to have someone removed from ministry. That puts all priests and bishops on notice, and it’s a green light to all sinners to F*** sacramental Confession and just go to Holy Communion in mortal sin, eating and drinking their own condemnation, as Saint Paul warns, thus mocking themselves, mocking the least of the brethren in the womb, and mocking Christ Jesus.
- “Asked about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling establishing a woman’s right to have an abortion, Francis said he respected the decision but did not have enough information to speak about it from a juridical point of view. But he strongly condemned abortion, comparing it to “hiring a hit man”. The Catholic Church teaches that life begins at the moment of conception. “I ask: Is it legitimate, is it right, to eliminate a human life to resolve a problem?”
- Francis was asked about a debate in the United States over whether a Catholic politician who is personally opposed to abortion but supports others’ right to choose should be allowed to receive the sacrament of communion. House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi, for example, has been barred by the conservative archbishop of her home diocese of San Francisco from receiving it there, but is regularly given communion at a parish in Washington, D.C. Last week, she received the sacrament at a papal Mass in the Vatican. “When the Church loses its pastoral nature, when a bishop loses his pastoral nature, it causes a political problem,” the pope said. “That’s all I can say.”
That’s all you can say, is it? I wonder how that’s going to work out before Him who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire. We pray for conversion: Hail Mary…
Filed under Confession, Eucharist, Pope Francis, Pro-Life
Pope Francis kneecaps priest who graciously corrected him as a courtesy: Galatians 2:11
Read that article to the end. It includes the priest’s response to Pope Francis in his own words.
This priest can now only offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass “privately”, but even that will be taken away unless he absolutely refrains from saying anything that the Supreme Pontiff might just possibly not like.
This martyr priest is, of course, being used as an example to all other priests and bishops. Say anything whatsoever to assist the Bishop of Rome to be closer to Jesus and that Bishop of Rome will attack you with all the fury of hell.
My response to such self-righteous abuse of authority Karen drama on the part of the Successor of Peter – how embarrassing – is to cite Galatians 2:11, you remember, when Saint Paul reprimanded [not yet Saint] Peter:
- “When Cephas [Peter] came to Antioch, however, I [Paul] opposed him to his face, because he stood to be condemned.”
As I’ve said before, had Paul refrained from doing this, both he and Peter would have gone to hell. Had Paul done this but Peter rejected the rebuke, Paul would go to heaven but Peter to hell. As it is, Paul did do this and now both are in heaven, Saint Paul and Saint Peter. Great!
Canon law recognizes the God-given right of the Christ’s faithful to bring their concerns to the pastors of the Church without fear of getting kicked in the face, without fear of having their throats slit by those who would throw infantile tantrums against such charitable souls. This priest isn’t an old meanie. Reprimanding someone who needs it is extremely difficult. The easy way until everyone goes to hell is just to say that abortion is a Holy Sacrament, that good is evil, that Jesus is not divine, that there is no sin, that there is no doctrine, no morality, nothing. But this priest isn’t taking the easy way that leads to hell. He trying to get himself and Pope Francis to heaven, like Paul did with Peter. Is that so bad?
In solidarity with this priest, who says he will continue to speak up, and who’s probably heading for laicization because of that, and in solidarity with the Successor of Peter now ingloriously reigning, who needs to receive such a reprimand from that priest, prayers go up for both. Please join me: Hail Mary…
Filed under Pope Francis, Priesthood
My liturgical dancing out of the TLM ;-)
For those terribly offended by this analogy, consider:
- When John the Baptist leapt for joy in his mother Elizabeth’s womb as he was sanctified by little Jesus in the womb of Immaculate Mary, this leaping was dancing for joy just as David danced for joy before the Ark of the Covenant. But this time, with John, the Ark is not a box, but Mary who carried God Himself. The preface even in the Novus Ordo speaks of John singing about the Lamb who takes away the sins of the world.
- Commenters on the symbolic meanings of Juan Diego’s Tilma say that the posture, the stance of Mary depicts that she is actually moving, well, dancing, dancing for joy, and she also sings her magnificat, glorifying the Lord.
We recall Guardini’s and Ratzinger’s The Spirit of the Liturgy, at play before the Lord, right?
One is free to enter into the Sacrifice of Praise, following the law by way of the Holy Spirit, which is not freedom to break the commandments, or the rubrics for that matter, but the freedom of the children of God who will joyfully follow the commandments. See Romans 3:31…
- “Do we, then, nullify the law by faith? Certainly not! Instead, we uphold the law.”
So, let me offer a contrast. I have witnessed academic know-nothing professors in seminaries who, thinking themselves to be clever, sophisticated, ever so self-congratulatory, would go out of their way to change words in the Eucharistic Prayer (this all being Novus Ordo) and change all sorts of rubrics at Holy Mass, consistently, purposely, just so as to showcase that Mass is be an occasion by which to turn the sanctuary into a staging of narcissism. They turn the Law of Prayer, the Sacrifice of the Last Supper as united with Calvary, into an instruction to the seminarians about how, when they are priests, they too will be able to kick their parishioners in the face, relativizing to themselves that which is by it’s very nature is to be open to those who desire to be united to that Sacrifice of Jesus, and not privatized by narcissists.
Could it be that those bad and evil trads who say the black of the text and do the red of the rubrics at Holy Mass ever so rigidly, so very entrenched – because they’re all, ALL OF THEM, old meanies, right? – could it be that at least some of them are actually saying the black and doing the red because they have light and joyful hearts, truly joyful in the gift of joy from the Holy Spirit, and are absolutely enjoying the freedom of the children of God, freed because of not being forced to be narcissistic, freed because of being immobilized, nailed down, crucified with the Son of the Living God, dead to themselves so as to live for Jesus, to lead others not to themselves but to Jesus, because He’s the One, the only One?
Yes, that could be. It’s true in some small way with me. I’m so unworthy. But our Lord’s graciousness in having wretched me be His priest makes me all the more joyful. He’s so good and kind, and His Truth is overwhelmingly glorious, awesome, stunning… I don’t have the brain-power-band-width to distract myself about how cleverly I can enculturate my idiocy into what is by rights His Holy Mass so as to relativize the Holy Mass to myself, cheating myself and everyone else in The Lord’s Little Flock. They have a right to His Holy Mass. They don’t need my stupidity. I would feel terribly self-conscience in “creating my own Mass.” I want to be preoccupied not with myself, but with Jesus. He’s the One. He’s the only One.
And there’s this from Taylor. Great! He nails this perfectly. Lol. Well done, Taylor. Well done:
I’M SORRY! I APOLOGIZE! THERE’S LACE IN THAT PICTURE AT THE TOP OF THIS POST! OH NO!
Filed under Liturgy, Pope Francis
Papal Mass today: Pelosi scores Holy Communion: sacrilege. How very disgusting.
Big day today for Nance the fanatic abortionist. She got Holy Communion at the Papal Mass. That’s after she countenanced the violent protests of the overturning of Roe v Wade, which included an assassination attempt on one of the Justices of the Supreme Court. Rewarded, honored, publicly. Where’s Canon 915?
By the way and just to say, politicians have always been put in a special section for diplomats and politicians right up front close to the altar at Papal Masses, but that section is special in the sense that no one in that section is ever to be administered Holy Communion. Maybe that rule’s been tossed. Did they go way of their way to make sure that she received Holy Communion? Was that a mistake?
Whatever the case, if I knew before who’s who, and there was a Nancy Pelosi or Joey Biden or John Kerry, I would not administer Holy Communion to any public sinner, “notorious,” as Canon Law says. To do that would only be confirming them on their trip to hell, eating and drinking their own condemnation, as Saint Paul says.
So, this is Pope Francis’ version of the New Mass is it? This is the lens through which I will be reading his new encyclical Desiderio desideravi. Some people like how nice they perceive it to be. I’m only half way through, and my perception is that everything is wrong, including every “and” and “the.” How very disgusting. More on that later, but it’s all-a-piece with Nancy the super-abortionist getting Holy Communion.
Filed under Pope Francis, Pro-Life
Buying a token for the locomotive to hell. Vatican’s vaccine numismatist extravaganza.
This is the new Vatican commemorative coin set yours for only €180.00 or US$190.00! It’s clearly a token for a locomotive ride to hell! It immortalizes Francis’ push for worldwide usage of abortion-derived vaccines!
Well… “immortalizes”… you know, until melted by the fires of hell. They say you can’t take it with you, but I think our Lord will give those going to hell the opportunity to bring this image of their crimes with them. It’ll be their “sacrament” marking their souls as target for all hellions in hell for all eternity.
By the way, just to be conspiratorial and all… is that some sort of weird hand signal the recipient is giving with that right hand on the table?
Anyway, let’s instead promote going to Confession. That’s our ticket to heaven paid for by the blood of the Lamb of God who takest away the sins of the world, Christ Jesus, Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception. He wants us a heaven. He’s deadly serious about it. We only have to say yes to receiving the absolution that brings us life in eternity.
Filed under Free exercise of religion, Pope Francis, Pro-Life
Dear Pope Francis: Here’s my non-lace alb for your viewing pleasure. I’m sure you approve!
It’s polyester. No lace. I’m really hard on stuff like this. Lace would be destroyed with first time usage. I’m just clumsy. It’d get caught in the arm chair in the Confessional, ripped by the altar rail posts…
It’s not that I’m against lace. As the TLM chaplain who reintroduced the TLM back into Lourdes, France, I arranged this Mass with lots of lace, and was able to take this picture. Great!
But, as I say, I’m terribly clumsy. I can’t have nice things. It is what it is.
Filed under Liturgy, Pope Francis
Consistory 27 August 2022: [Card.] Roach of Divine Worship (anti-TLM); [Card.] McElroy of San Diego (pro-abortion)
The message is that the Traditional Latin Mass is evil, that Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is evil, and that abortion is the sacred sacrament of the pro-aborts that must be reverenced.
- +Archbishop Arthur Roach (b. 1950) is the guy who presented the Responsa ad dubia, saying that Jesus, in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the TLM, has nothing to do with the life of the parish. Nothing. So don’t take note of any of that in parish bulletins, he said. He’s Pope Francis’ hatchet man to wipe the TLM off the face of the earth.
- +Bishop Robert Walter McElroy (b. 1954) has a long history of being militantly pro-abortion. Read through the short article on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_W._McElroy. Obviously, he was chosen as a public smack-down of Archbishop Cordileone, who recently forbade Nancy Pelosi to receive Holy Communion because of equally strident pro-abortion machinations.
BTW, that picture up top was taken by yours truly. I did the logistics for soon to be Cardinal Burke for that pilgrimage Mass, with myself being the TLM chaplain at Lourdes at the time. I was able to bring back the TLM just about single-handedly to the Sanctuaries after Summorum Pontificum even before it officially came into effect. And I’m pro-life. I guess I’m bad and evil as well. No red hat for me! :-)
Filed under Liturgy, Pope Francis, Pro-Life
“We have no king but Xi Jinping”
The Vatican-China deal stands in stark contrast to the papacy of Saint John Paul II who boldly confronted communism in Western Europe. He is widely believed today to have been an essential force in the collapse of the Soviet Union. Sticking my own neck out perhaps a bit too far, I can only conclude that the concordat signed by Pope Francis is reminiscent of the Chief Priest’s response to Pilate (John 19:15), “We have no king but Xi Jinping.”
Filed under Free exercise of religion, Politics, Pope Francis
Ruth Sent Us promises to burn Eucharist. Communion in the hand no longer.
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.
Filed under Eucharist, Free exercise of religion, Liturgy, Politics, Priesthood, Pro-Life, Terrorism
French Bishops bait Francis: Concelebration necessary
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?
Filed under Liturgy, Pope Francis
How very sad: Same-sex mockery of the Sacrifice of the Mass at Saint Peter’s Basilica
Easter Monday witnessed a same-sex provocateur sing for some 80,000 Italian youth in front of Saint Peter’s Basilica. Here’s a screen shot of Rome Reports depicting some of those youngsters:
In Genesis, in the Gospels, the image of God is expressed in this universe as male-female-marriage-family. Encouraging same-sex sex among adolescents is to attack God’s image and is abuse of youngsters. How very sad.
This took place not far from the demon-idol altar, the altar of Jesus’ Sacrifice now given over to the abomination of desolation having been caused to be set up on that now besmirched Holy of Holies, the Pachamama to whom uncountable youth have been sacrificed. How very sad.
The Sacrifice of the Mass, the Last Supper united with Calvary, the Wedding Feast of the Lamb with His Immaculate Bride the Church, with those wedding vows of His at the Consecration, my body given for you in sacrifice, my blood poured out for you in sacrifice, is the redemption of the image of God. But this redemption is insulted with encouragement of same-sex sex. The Wedding Feast of the Lamb is insulted with the encouragement of same-sex sex. The Most Blessed Sacrament is insulted with the encouragement of same-sex sex. How very sad.
I recall a bishop who was asked what could be done for youth who don’t even know what a church is. He responded instantly: “Offer the Holy Mass better.” Yes. Reverence for God, taking God as deadly seriously as He takes us in His being tortured to death for us, for our redemption, for the restoration of the image of God within us, is impressive to youth. They are enthralled. They assent to the faith being given to them.
The antidote to the anti-image-of-God crowd is to look to the restoration of the image of God at the Wedding Feast of the Lamb united with the Sacrifice of Calvary.
But know this, when youth convert to follow Jesus they do so with enthusiasm, keeping the commandments because they love Christ Jesus, and that cannot be ripped away from them. Now they will belong to Jesus. But where are the shepherds of Jesus’ Little Flock who will lead them to Jesus?
LifeSite ran an article opining that regardless of any LGBT content of the youth get-together at Saint Peter’s Basilica, what’s really sad is that the Holy See thinks that this is what they have to do to be relevant, when, of course, this is what makes them all entirely irrelevant.
But I think it’s worse than that. I’m opining that this is a purposed insult to the Wedding Feast of the Lamb, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. This insult of the Mass is consistent with, say, with the attack on the Mass in Traditionis custodes.
Pray for our youth. Pray for priests. Pray for bishops. Pray that all bow in reverence before Jesus, and follow Jesus. Hail Mary…
Filed under Liturgy, Pope Francis
Parolin: “Stop Burke!” Everyone else: “Cardinal Burke is unstoppable.”
Read the whole story over at ChurchMilitant.
My comment: I wrote to my superiors in the Holy See recently about the conditions of why I’m un-jabbed and whether because of that circumstance I would be refused entry into Vatican City for the upcoming meeting of the Missionaries of Mercy. The reply made it extremely clear that my entry would be nigh impossible and probably impossible and that I should use extreme prudence in deciding whether I should even try to attempt to make an attempt to go. Whatever. I’ll wait until next time, if there is such.
Kicking Cardinal Burke in the teeth was a bit more severe. After all, he’s a prince of the Church. I’m hardly a serf. By the time he showed up the other day at the entrance to the Congregation for Saints Italy had already dropped its most draconian restrictions, but the Vatican insisted on singling him out for especially terrible treatment. Meanwhile, un-jabbed and having had covid, he’s got the best anti-bodies in the world, a zillion times better than the jabbed. The jabbed get covid more easily and spread covid more easily. This isn’t about covid. This is about raw power cut off from justice for the sake of raw power. Non-compliance must be punished. Yep. “Stop being pro-life, Cardinal Burke! Stop keeping the commandments! Stop loving the Lord God with all your heart and soul and mind and strength!“
I’m so happy I am not on a plane right now to go the Missionaries of Mercy meeting taking place this Divine Mercy Weekend. I would have been turned away, not by Italy, but by the Vatican. There’s no justice nor mercy for the unborn or the born who protect the unborn.
Cardinal Burke was on his way to the Congregation for Saints. That’s interesting. If that involves the cause of someone for beatification or sainthood you gotta know that that person just became a super-patron-saint of the good Cardinal. I love that. :-)
Filed under Holy See, Pope Francis, Pro-Life
Rejecting Pope Francis is rejection of Vatican II. Agreeing with Maximum Beans, or not.
- We’re not against the person of Pope Francis. We just don’t know what he means about anything.
- “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)
Nobody’s against the person of Pope Francis. That’s a straw-man. Fake news by breathless fraudsters.
And do you see what they did there? They’ve made religion all about a human being who is as fallen as all the rest of us. “Pope Francis is god! Pope Francis is god! Pope Francis is god!” they shriek.
But actually, the whole time, of course, religion is a virtue of justice, having us render to Almighty God that which is His due from His creatures who have free will: obedience, and now, obedience unto death.
Jesus is the One. Jesus is the only One.
But the anti-Christs insist that Pope Francis is one, the only one. They never speak of Jesus. They are merely political, centered on this world only, the power of brow-beating believers into submission.
The problem for the anti-Christs is that believers are remaining believers. The anti-Christs are afraid. Very afraid. “What is to be done with believers? We can no longer control them. How can we put them down, stop them, those wretched believers?!” So, the high priests and the liberal-ass Sadducees who were all part of the good ol’ boys club at the public jail, of course (Acts 5:17-41 nab)…
- Then the high priest rose up and all his companions, that is, the party of the Sadducees, and, filled with jealousy, laid hands upon the apostles and put them in the public jail. But during the night, the angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison, led them out, and said, “Go and take your place in the temple area, and tell the people everything about this life.” When they heard this, they went to the temple early in the morning and taught. When the high priest and his companions arrived, they convened the Sanhedrin, the full senate of the Israelites, and sent to the jail to have them brought in. But the court officers who went did not find them in the prison, so they came back and reported, “We found the jail securely locked and the guards stationed outside the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside.” When they heard this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were at a loss about them, as to what this would come to. Then someone came in and reported to them, “The men whom you put in prison are in the temple area and are teaching the people.” Then the captain and the court officers went and brought them in, but without force, because they were afraid of being stoned by the people. When they had brought them in and made them stand before the Sanhedrin, the high priest questioned them, “We gave you strict orders [did we not?] to stop teaching in that name. Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and want to bring this man’s blood upon us.”
- But Peter and the apostles said in reply, “We must obey God rather than men. The God of our ancestors raised Jesus, though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as leader and savior to grant Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins. We are witnesses of these things, as is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.”
- When they heard this, they became infuriated and wanted to put them to death. But a Pharisee in the Sanhedrin named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, respected by all the people, stood up, ordered the men to be put outside for a short time, and said to them, “Fellow Israelites, be careful what you are about to do to these men. Some time ago, Theudas appeared, claiming to be someone important, and about four hundred men joined him, but he was killed, and all those who were loyal to him were disbanded and came to nothing. After him came Judas the Galilean at the time of the census. He also drew people after him, but he too perished and all who were loyal to him were scattered. So now I tell you, have nothing to do with these men, and let them go. For if this endeavor or this activity is of human origin, it will destroy itself. But if it comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them; you may even find yourselves fighting against God.” They were persuaded by him.
- After recalling the apostles, they had them flogged, ordered them to stop speaking in the name of Jesus, and dismissed them. So they left the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name.
These days, Canon Law is cited to the effect that if any believer expresses his belief in, say, the worship of God instead of demon idols, or, say, in the necessity of a firm purpose of amendment instead of the ongoing lackadaisical “accompaniment” of sin, or, say, that the image of God is man/woman/marriage/family as we read in Genesis, then one is said to be fomenting hatred and violence against the Pope.
What a bunch of idiots. We’re not against the person of the Pope. It would be beautiful and wonderful and all for the greater glory and honor of God if the Holy Father were to strengthen his brethren in the faith. I pray to that end also for the benefit of the eternal soul of Pope Francis.
If these idiots want us to follow Pope Francis’ ever action and every word, they we have to know what every action and every word means. As it is, we’re just trying to figure out the ambiguity. If one has to agree with the ever-changing, ever-contradictory, ever-inconsistent, ever ambiguous opinions of Francis and, much more importantly, of all the Francis-pundits from one moment to the next, even then they won’t like you. You have to scream: “Pope Francis! Pope Francis! Pope Francis!” and then while reading the commentary of Maximum Beans in the National Catholic Reporter, also scream: “Maximum Beans! Maximum Beans! Maximum Beans!” you know, that reporter extraordinaire at that minor synodesque meeting of thugs in Chicago. I say thugs because no believers were invited.
2. We’re not against Vatican Council II. We just don’t know what it is.
And nobody’s rejecting Vatican Council II for that matter. Even those who say that they reject Vatican II aren’t rejecting “it” because, actually, they cannot define what “it” is. How do you reject something without knowing it to be a thing, like, “It’s a thing.” It’s not. It’s amorphous, ambiguous, inconsistent, contradictory. And if anyone says anything whether or not in line with the likes of Maximum Beans, one is still condemned for saying what it is that Vatican II is, like it was rigid, something you can cite, lean on. You cannot. It’s all about the “spirit”. And how is that defined? Better, how is it that one becomes the perfect sycophant of Maximum Beans? And is that what it’s all about, being praised by Maximum Beans?
I pray for Pope Francis. I offer Holy Mass for Pope Francis. I pray for a Council that will fearlessly confirm the brethren in the faith. How about that for a change?
I bet there are people that are really angry that I offer Holy Mass for Pope Francis, wondering what language and what rite at what location I offer Holy Mass, not at all thankful that I offer Mass for Pope Francis. If we spoke about Holy Mass we would be speaking about Jesus. And one cannot speak of Jesus. I mean, you know what Jesus said: “If you love me, keep my commandments.” Need I go on?
Filed under Pope Francis
Let’s review: Pope Francis says Ten Commandments not absolute
As one commenter on that video said, Wait… What? The commandments were literally written in stone…
So, I beg Jesus to always provide me with the grace to be a believer. I know how weak I am. I know I could be on my way to hell at any time under any conditions. I depend entirely on Jesus. I beg the angel guardian assigned to idiot-me to assist me in assenting to the grace of Jesus. I make such a big thing of all this, keeping the commandments, because I believe, I know that they are absolute. It is possible to repent after breaking the commandments, but that won’t work if we are presumptuous, sinning against the Holy Spirit. If we are presumptuous of God’s mercy it means that we disdain and reject God’s forgiveness and screams out that we want to go to hell. And then we do. I wanna go to heaven.
Pope Francis says that the 10 commandments are not absolute. Perhaps he means that one can be forgiven. That’s what he means! Right? So, all good. Or not. What it means, logically – maybe he’s not thinking logically – but logically he’s baiting people into being presumptuous about God’s mercy. It’s like he’s trying his absolute best to get people straight into hell.
And hell is absolute. People in hell want to be in hell. I don’t want to go to hell.
So, why the hell should I obey Pope Francis, have the “vision” of Pope Francis. All you bishops who condemn me for not having the “vision” of Pope Francis can go to hell. It’s your free choice. If you command me to agree with Pope Francis on every damn thing he does and every damn thing says in his moves to bring people straight to hell, I’m not going to obey you. No. You go to hell yourselves if you want to condemn God for the Ten Commandments, etc.
Of course, I will be condemned by the Judases for my trying to follow Christ Jesus, for upholding clear doctrine, clear morality, right instruction on the spiritual life, reverence in the sacred liturgy. But that condemnation wrought by vacuous voices has no real power behind it. Sure, I can be tossed from the parish, tossed from the exercise of the priesthood under the direct micromanaging orders of Pope Francis, who does really a lot of that kind of micromanaging, but Jesus will not eternally condemn someone for just trying to do his best to follow Him, Jesus. A priest is a priest forever, secundum ordinem Melchizedeck. I have my sights on heaven.
- I’m not going to condemn God for commanding the Ten Commandments. Any bishop who condemns me for upholding the Ten Commandments can go to hell. It’s their choice. But I’m not going to follow them to hell. I wanna go to heaven.
- I’m not going to solicit sin in the Confessional and get automatically excommunicated, telling people that it’s correct for them NOT to repent of their adultery and that they CAN go to Communion in their sin. Any bishop who condemns me for that can go to hell. It’s their choice. But I’m not going to follow them to hell. I wanna go to heaven.
- I’m not going to place any demon idol on the altar of Jesus’ Sacrifice in my little parish church so as to prove that I’m good with the “vision” of Pope Francis, you know, so as to, say, bribe him with such sycophancy so that I might, say, be appointed as a bishop. There seems to be a lot of that going on. Any bishop who condemns me for not getting with the program of demon idol worship can go to hell. It’s their choice. But I’m not going to follow them to hell. I wanna go to heaven.
- I’m not going to participate in murdering babies to get “vaccines” for my benefit just to prove to, say, the Bishop of Rome, that I’m willing to go against my conscience so as to be – what? – a man of consensus? Any bishop who condemns me for condemning the murder of babies to get “vaccines” can go to hell. It’s their choice. But I’m not going to follow them to hell. I wanna go to heaven.
- I’m not going to condemn God for commanding me, His priest, to take up the sword of division, of His Truth, but I’m going to wield that fiery sword the best I can, causing as much division as I can. The very last thing I want to do in my priesthood is to be a man of consensus, claiming that we are all infallible, you know, after a bit of bullied dialogue and manipulation and steamrolling over the sheep and lambs of the Lord’s Little Flock. In my causing of division because of the Living Truth of the Son of the Living God, I’m ultimately going to be healing divisions, bringing souls to Christ’s Heart pierced through by the diabolical division of our sins. They will find true unity there, in that pierced Heart, in the absolute Truth. Any bishop who condemns me for that, including the Bishop of Rome, can go to hell. It’s their choice. But I’m not going to follow them to hell. I wanna go to heaven. And there is an absolute chasm that eternally divides heaven and hell so that no one can pass from one to the other. Not ever. Thank God. I don’t wanna go to hell. I wanna go to heaven.
Hey! I gotta good idea! How about I go to Confession, and follow the absolute commandments… Yep. Thanks be to Jesus for His grace. Thanks be to my angel guardian for whoopin’ me upside the head to keep me on the straight and narrow. That path leads to Calvary. But that path leads to heaven:
- “Today you will be with me in paradise.”
Filed under Pope Francis
Really deep-fakes in State and Church
Just as the jackass had to point out to the false prophet that he was a false prophet, so people just cannot wrap their minds around the obvious truth, that the anti-Christ looks just like the real Christ, but is not. Is that the anti-Christ directing the violence, pointing a finger, or is that the finger of Satan?
You’re dead. You hesitated too long. Let’s see… something more up to date…
When it comes to deep-fake, there’s no better perpetrator than DARPA Compass as they seek to fill out million-column database entries, having field personnel bait targets, forcing those targets to react one way or another to faked circumstances, events, incidents, whether in the digital or “real” world. Just Google – DARPA Compass – without quotes, if you want to get the gist of this post. It’s a thing…
Baiting targets, including citizens in good standing, works to get reactions or lack thereof (which also tells you something), or, if it doesn’t work at all, they admit that they then turn up the heat until it does work. They will get what they want out of an individual, getting to know him, perhaps destroying him in the process, even “accidentally” killing him. It’s all part of it, right? It’s counterintelligence on steroids and a panacea for analysts simultaneously. Values are plugged into gaming theory algorithms jacked up by a complex of situational awareness field operative decision making policies, thus spitting out recommendations, such as the assassination of someone that number crunchers say might be thinking, could possibly be thinking about facilitating or actually engaging in asymmetric warfare possibly in the even distant future, maybe. Such targets can include anyone who is not going along with the normal brainwashing of the MSM, an independent thinker, a patriot (such a dirty word these days).
What could go wrong?
What’s the basic philosophical-theological-economic-emotional (etc) balance or imbalance of those creating the algorithms so as to skew results for political or job-promotion objectives (while thinking they are at the top of their game in being objective and sincere)? There are much deeper currents going on in any given target or any given DARPA Compass analyst. Vetting by way of boatloads of Yin-Yang tealeaves of interrogation answers or deep-faked baiting is simply a way to abscond from being responsible for what one knows will be the results of such provision of supposed actionable intel. There will be something like a 99% failure rate, always acceptable if you get one target who’s actually a threat, right?
Wrong. What’s great about America is due process. But that’s what’s hurting right now. And that’s what’s been tossed by DARPA Compass. Military leaders think they are clever, but have been played totally by deep-faked Asian-Communist mentality. There are no individual rights, just kill ’em all, taking no prisoners.
The problem is that targets are targets because they are smart, capable people. Terrorists who end up killing hundreds or thousands of people in whatever event don’t do what they do because they want a job or need a hobby. It’s because they have an ideology that has incredibly deep currents. These people are usually at the very top of their game: heads of teaching hospitals, academic deans at famous universities, already rich, already famous, already with lots of power.
Are they so stupid that they cannot bait the baiters whilst the baiters are baiting them? Of course they do that. Is that what I’m doing in this post? Oooo! Mysterious! But that’s the vortex of counterintelligence insanity. These are the games people play.
The arrogance of thinking that one is “in control”, a real temptation for those with unlimited access, can easily lead one to be overconfident, that one is absolutely untouchable, above the law, above God. So, one becomes less careful. This results in whatever violent smackdown resulting in unwanted community backlash, even involving Congress, you know, with all of it being way too obvious that this was a politically motivated removal of an oppositional voice getting inconveniently way too close to truth, with the haters of the U.S. Constitution nervous that anyone might want to uphold the Constitution. So, what to do? You prepare deep fake fall guys, with flesh and blood fall guys being too risky anymore (though there are still untold numbers of such unfortunates). But what you do now is create an ongoing history of deep-fakes to be used when needed in kangaroo courts:
If you didn’t realize it, that’s a very clever usage of such a topic to attack those dissenting from any viewpoint the Gray-Lady presents. The NYT claims the moral high-ground and condescendingly deigns for you to stand there with these MSMers. You see how she did that? You’re a fool if you think the Dems would ever lie, she says. You must accept that “Everything bad is Trump’s fault!” she says.
Anyway, the “Jason Bourne” thing up top… just say that there was such a “program.” Was it really about operatives doing operations, or was it about studying the parameters of manipulating such operatives, so that the whole thing was ultra-deep-fake taken to a whole other level of hell.
That would make for a great sequel. Except it’s all classified. ;-)
Here’s the deal: there’s always an analogy to be made. Fiction imitates life. Life is more surprising. Who would think that there are deep fakes amongst individual “members” of the Church? Judas was a deep fake. If it’s reported in the Sacred Scriptures it’s also happening in every culture of every age. Judas, the deep fake, is around today, as always. The difference is that any deep fake amongst members of the Church whomsoever is going to be much more cut-throat than anything in the secular world because there’s more riding on such a deep fake: eternal salvation of souls. And it’s not so much Judas who is any kind of frightening deep fake. No, no. The real deep fake is Satan, who, by the way, possessed Judas at the Last Supper, with Judas then going out into the dark to do what he had to do quickly.
The trick of the deep fakes is to make the sheep and lambs of the Lord’s Little Flock into units of manipulation, those who, forgetting doctrine, morality, spirituality, liturgy, instead hold up “policies” that are ever changing:
- Let’s murder babies and force “vaccines” on everyone.
- Let’s have idol worship, establishing the abomination of desolation on the Holy of Holies, with Jesus in His Sacrifice of the Mass on the Altar of Sacrifice.
- Let’s insult the sacraments of Holy Orders and Confession and Holy Communion and Marriage by having Confessors solicit sin in Confession by having fake penitents not repent of adultery but encourage them to continue receiving Holy Communion. That brings automatic excommunication on the priests, btw.
- Let’s insult the image of God by dissing male/female/marriage/family being the image of God and saying that homosexualist sex is what it’s all about.
- Et cetera and so on and so forth…
How far can an ecclesial “Jason Bourne” be pushed with the programs we’ve put him through? Do we need to tweak our manipulations, rachet it up a level? How can we make him more of an agent of Satan or how, at least, can we turn him more into being Styrofoam in mind and soul?
And if that doesn’t work, how far can we go in making those who remain faithful to Christ into those who are perceived by the great unwashed to be the deep fakes themselves? Can we say that those who remain faithful to Christ are always hiding serious psychological problems? Those who are faithful, surely it is they who are the deep fakes. Yes, we can make them out to be their own fall guys. There’s an ecclesiastical thriller in there somewhere. Speaking of which…
Filed under Intelligence Community, Pope Francis
Secretive (read: gnostic) meetings in Chicago with the Nuncio and Cardinals, (arch)bishops, select reporters
First of all, kudos to them, for they together did the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in union with Pope Francis and the other bishops of the world. Get that? I find that to be miraculous.
Second of all, weirdly, this meeting seems to have been all about disgust with straw men who it is said don’t accept the agenda of Pope Francis and the spirit of Vatican II, or is that the spirit of Pope Francis and the agenda of Vatican II?
- I say “weirdly” because I don’t know of anyone who is against the person of Pope Francis. I offer Holy Mass for him frequently, that is, the actual Mass. I mean, who else does that? I know bishop Schneider does that. I bet Archbishop Viganò does that. No one is against Francis himself. What’s his agenda? I have no idea? Is it what they brow-beaters intend? Why don’t they clear it up for us? How about telling us all clearly what Pope Francis means with his incessant inconsistencies, contradictions, ambiguities, obviously purposed? I mean, that itself would contradict the very methodology of Pope Francis, wouldn’t it, or would it not? I don’t know, it’s all inconsistent and contradictory and ambiguous, isn’t it? And isn’t that they very clear point? But if we admit that, what does that even mean about the Lord Jesus who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, you know, He himself, not some ecclesiastic, not some reporter?
- I say “weirdly” because I don’t know of anyone, including Pope Francis or any scholar of the Vatican II documents who knows exactly what they mean. I mean, I’ve forensically, minutely dissected various sentences of the Council, central texts, in Latin, even in their various drafts (the massive volumes of which were available in the general stacks of the Gregorian University library at the time). Some of these sentences come up short of saying, really, anything, making themselves available to such intense ambiguity that they can mean, really, anything. This was obviously done in a purposed manner by very clever people whose life work is messing around with words to do just this. I can name one particular name who had a hand in everything, whom I’ve studied quite extensively. But these ecclesiastics today, I’m sure not having done what I did, they claim to know what the Council said, what the “spirit” of the Council is? Pfft.
This all seems to me to be the very definition of raw power devoid of justice, devoid of mercy, devoid of reason, just power for the sake of power. But these guys have zero power before the Son of the Living God. The sheep and the lambs of the Lord’s Little Flock hear the voice of the Shepherd, Jesus, Mary’s dear Son, and follow Him, know Him, are friends with Him, cannot be ripped from His grasp. Power, they claim? Pfft. Even death has no power over the sheep and the lambs of the Lord’s Little Flock. How do I know, because we also pray for these guys that they might rejoice in mercy founded on justice. Yep.
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