The fire destroying the roof and spires of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris didn’t hurt the side chapels with their windows and paintings and Altars and Confessionals:
But those are now set to be destroyed for light shows and murals and the glorification of man, so that Liberté means the freedom of being rid of God, Egalité means all become gods, Fraternité means being the mirror image of the ones who wield raw power, who manipulate – in all their self-congratulation – the “dialogue” of Hegelian-Rahnerian dialectic synodality favoring environmentalism.
Murals depicting various cultures will be displayed along with light shows mocking not only God, but the very ones who are to be thereby sealed into cynical boredom with “religion”, an estimated 12,000,000 souls per year. Remember this light show on the front of the Basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome depicting a demonic destruction of the Church?
Or how about this one on the Basilica of Saint Peter, you know, so as to have hope in the new religion of environmentalism? Cute! But what about Jesus and Him crucified?
Just makes you want to go to Confession in repentance of one’s sins and then attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in thanksgiving, doesn’t it? It’s all about Jesus, isn’t it? No, nothing about Jesus. Not at all.
The destruction of the altars in Notre-Dame for the sake of this crapola is an attack on the Sacrifice of Jesus, He, the Son of the Living God, who came into this world to stand in our place, the innocent for the guilty, taking on the punishment we deserve for original sin and whatever other rubbish sin, so that He might have the right in His own justice to have mercy on us, granting us the wherewithal in His grace to do what is right, being united with Him, and so be on our way to heaven. But, no…
“Away with the Altars! Away with the Son of God! No more Holy Sacrifice of the Mass! No more forgiveness of sin! No more Confessionals! It’s not about Jesus! It’s about us! Me!”
Side “chapels” in Notre-Dame de Paris will be dedicated to cultures. I bet Pachamama will figure prominently, as will Xi’s genocidal Communism, as well as Germany’s same-sex marriage “culture”. Not just a few fallen cultures, not just some idol worship, not just some idolatrous lust, but – Hey! – with light shows you can depict as much diverse hell as desired a hundred different ways every hour of every day!
The real crime was not any arson of Notre-Dame de Paris in 2019, but the purposed mockery of God and Jesus’ Little Flock with the post-arson hatred of all that is good and holy.
When you see the Abomination of Desolation being caused to be established on the Holy of Holies where it must not be by divine mandate, then know that…
When the Daily Sacrifice comes to an end, then know that…
Any rich person out there reading this? How about transporting those Altars with their relics and those Confessionals to someone who can preserve them, use them? There are plenty of cancelled priests right now also in Paris who would rejoice to be set up with an Altar and Confessional from Notre Dame.
I’m guessing, though, that the Altars will pave the sewers of Paris, and the Confessionals will be saved as kindling to burn the saints at the stake, you know, while the light shows continue, while no one goes to Holy Mass, while no one goes to Confession, while no one gets to know Jesus, while no one is on their way to heaven…
What am I upset about the most? The destruction of the Altars and the Confessionals teaches people the lie that Jesus doesn’t count any more, that He is gone, to be forgotten, that we’re the ones now, we’re gods, we’re our own saviors. So sad all of this.
Go to Confession while you can. Go to Holy Mass while you can. Say the Rosary while you can.
UPDATE: Since Notre Dame is owned by the State, the Church should give up anything to do with that building. How can one tolerate sacrilege by continuing to use the same space? How can it be consecrated when sacrilege continues non-stop?
In the following analysis some things have to be made clear:
Infallibility is a negative. Thus, Peter and his successors (specifically, explicitly in that capacity, will not be able to fail in correctly teaching a matter of faith or morals to the universal Church that is at the same time pronounced to be already contained in Sacred Revelation (which revelation ended with the death of the last Apostle). We call that an ex-cathedra statement, an infallible pronouncement.
Infallibility is not universal. The Pope can do this alone, with a Council present, whatever, but the key is his personal participation, without which there is no infallible statement, not even in an emergency get-together during sede-vacante circumstances. Agreement with an infallible statement is desirable, but that agreement does doesn’t make anyone infallible. The two subjects – (1) the Pope; (2) everyone else – don’t go together: if you have to agree with someone else, you yourself are not infallible. Any statement aggrandizing agreement with anything infallible is simply poetic, emphasizing the importance of the agreement, but not who is personally infallible in limited circumstances.
The purpose of infallibility is founded on the fact that not everyone is infallible, quite the opposite.
Infallibility is not a positive charism by definition. The Pope is simply not failing in a particular teaching in extremely limited circumstances. It has nothing to do with being inspired. It’s just that he’s not going to be wrong.
Infallibility is a guarantee of not failing in correct teaching to the end that eternal, immutable, absolute truth is not changed (because it cannot be changed). We’re too soft before the glory of God’s truth, too cowardly, too wimpish, to see that it is Peter himself, personally, who is the one who is expendable. If he is going to be wrong in what he is going to pronounce, he himself will not be able to make that pronouncement. He will be incapacitated, drop dead of natural causes (an act of God), be martyred, whatever, but he is the one who is expendable before the judgment seat of God. It’s not a matter of Peter first of all making an incorrect pronouncement, and therefore someone coming to the rescue by saying that he didn’t really do that as Peter, because then he would have to be taken out of office by a group claiming their own infallibility…. blah-blah-blah. No. Peter cannot make an incorrect infallible statement. It can’t happen in the first place. I mean, sorry, but this isn’t rocket science: infallible does not mean fallible. Pope Francis has said a lot of wrong things, but never in the circumstances of infallibility. Get it? He’s just been speaking as some guy. , but definitely not as the successor Peter on a matter of faith and morals to the universal Church that he is simultaneously pronouncing to be already present in Sacred Revelation. Hasn’t happened.
Infallibility doesn’t grant the successor of Peter any special positive charism such as being more inspired, always more holier than thou. No. He’s just another knucklehead like all the rest of us, with exactly the same potential to appreciate Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, not one bit more, not one bit less. We can all be stupid, including the Pope. When we are in a dispute – see Matthew 18 – we bring that to the only one who is infallible – see Matthew 16 – and we pray he’s going to be correct on what he says, because if he’s going to be wrong, well, bye bye. That’s no statement on anyone’s personal holiness. It has nothing to do with that. Infallibility is just about not being wrong, and that the very person of the successor of Peter will be stopped from being wrong in the first place.
So, as they say, let’s get into this. Months after his election to be the Bishop of Rome, the Successor of Peter, Jorge Bergoglio, granted an interview to fellow Jesuit Antonio Spadaro (August 2013), at the end of which we see what the Pope intends with his usage of the phrase infallibile in credendo for the kick-start of the Synod on Synodality, structuring and concluding, by the way, what that synod is all about. That all the baptized are infallible in their believing is rank heresy. But let’s take the entirety of the end of this interview. I wouldn’t want to be accused of taking anything out of context. And, by the way, this interview was dutifully recorded. You can peruse the whole interview at the Jesuits’s America. [[my comments in bold and double brackets below.]]
[[Spadaro speaks in the first person:]] I keep my questions focused on the theme of the church and I ask Pope Francis what it means exactly for him to “think with the church,” [[sentire cum ecclesia]] a notion St. Ignatius writes about in the Spiritual Exercises. He replies without hesitation and by using an image.
[[Francis:]] “The image of the church I like is that of the holy, faithful people of God. This is the definition I often use, and then there is that image from the Second Vatican Council’s ‘Dogmatic Constitution on the Church’ (No. 12).”
[[Excursus of Father George: Number 12: “The holy people of God shares also in Christ’s prophetic office; it spreads abroad a living witness to Him, especially by means of a life of faith and charity and by offering to God a sacrifice of praise, the tribute of lips which give praise to His name. The entire body of the faithful, anointed as they are by the Holy One, cannot err in matters of belief” [in credendo falli nequit = might be unable to be deceived in believing, subjunctive and necessarily *reflexive* in meaning in this context]. “They manifest this special property by means of the whole peoples’ supernatural discernment in matters of faith when ‘from the Bishops down to the last of the lay faithful’ they show universal agreement in matters of faith and morals.” [This is a stupid statement as this has never happened, is not now happening, and will never happen upon this earth. It’s also a license to kill to say that we have shown such agreement, do so now, and will do so in the future. See the opening comments above. All of this positive inspiration and agreement has nothing to do with infallibility. ] “That discernment in matters of faith is aroused and sustained by the Spirit of truth.” [But not granting infallibility to everyone.] “It is exercised under the guidance of the sacred teaching authority” [which by definition means that no one is infallible but the Pope.] “in faithful and respectful obedience to which the people of God accepts that which is not just the word of men but truly the word of God.”[That recalls 1 Thessalonians 2:13 – ‘And we continually thank God because, when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as the true word of God— the word which is now at work in you who believe.’ But people accepting something and the Pope pronouncing infallibly are two different things. Where is there not division on faith and morals? A few verses before, in 1 Thessalonians 1:9, we read that they “turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.” But now we have a Pope who turns people away from the living and true God to idols. What the hell is that? What kind of agreement is anyone to have with that. None. There can never come a time in this world when everyone is in agreement with any doctrine of the Church. What are the stats today, like 80% do not believe that the Most Blessed Sacrament is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus? Isn’t that also because the Pope trashes worthy reception of Holy Communion? And how many want same-sex marriage? Blah-blah-blah. Pfft.]]
[[Francis continues:]] “Belonging to a people has a strong theological value. In the history of salvation, God has saved a people. There is no full identity without belonging to a people. No one is saved alone, as an isolated individual, but God attracts us looking at the complex web of relationships that take place in the human community. God enters into this dynamic, this participation in the web of human relationships. “[[But this doesn’t make people individually or together infallible.]]
[[Francis continues:]] “The people itself constitutes a subject. [[But individuals cut themselves off by mortal sin and heresy and all are responsible with individual free will, so, what is he talking about?]] And the church is the people of God on the journey [[Revelation is absolute and is closed.]] through history, with joys and sorrows. Thinking with the church, therefore, is my way of being a part of this people. And all the faithful, considered as a whole, are infallible in matters of belief, and the people display this infallibilitas in credendo[[his own, made-up phrase]], this infallibility in believing, through a supernatural sense of the faith [[that’s NOT infallibility, but he insists on this to open the possibility of new revelation, right?]] of all the people walking together. [[So, let me get this right: individuals are not infallible at all, but everyone is infallible together, so no one assents to anything with an act of the will, but that act of the will is communal, made for them even against their consent.]] This is what I understand today as the ‘thinking with the church’ of which St. Ignatius speaks. [[That’s not what Saint Ignatius meant by sentire cum ecclesia.]] When the dialogue [[meaning contradictory statements, Hegelian dialectic…]] among the people and the bishops and the pope goes down this road and is genuine, then it is assisted by the Holy Spirit. [[Hegelian-Rahnerianism! We’re all divine and correct in our division and disagreements because we call that unity and agreement!]] So this thinking with the church does not concern theologians only.” [[Such condescension to the great unwashed, and yet, it doesn’t matter what we think at all. It’s the great dialectic conglomeration which counts. This is not the way of Jesus. Not at all. Not one bit.]]
[[Francis continues:]] “This is how it is with Mary: If you want to know who she is, you ask theologians; if you want to know how to love her, you have to ask the people. In turn, Mary loved Jesus with the heart of the people, as we read in the Magnificat. We should not even think, therefore, that ‘thinking with the church’ means only thinking with the hierarchy of the church. [[I mean, whoever thought that? Also, Mary loved Jesus with an Immaculate Heart, much different than with my black and beady heart.]]”
[[Spadaro, then Francis again:]] After a brief pause, Pope Francis emphasizes in a very direct manner the following point, in order to avoid misunderstandings: “And, of course, we must be very careful not to think that this infallibilitas of all the faithful I am talking about in the light of Vatican II is a form of populism. No; it is the experience of ‘holy mother the hierarchical church,’ as St. Ignatius called it, the church as the people of God, pastors and people together. The church is the totality of God’s people.” [[Again, I ask, when was there ever a time when the totality of God’s people accepted to be inspired and to agree on anything? The vast majority of people disagree with the “hierarchical Church” on just about everything. Is that disagreement what he wants to canonize? Hegelian Rahnerianism?]] “I see the sanctity of God’s people, this daily sanctity,” the pope continues. “There is a ‘holy middle class,’ which we can all be part of, the holiness Malègue wrote about.” The pope is referring to Joseph Malègue, a French writer (1876–1940), particularly to the unfinished trilogy Black Stones: The Middle Classes of Salvation. Some French literary critics have called Malègue the “Catholic Proust.” [[That’s so condescending. Just. Wow.]]
My final comments: Blah-blah-blah. I’m tired of this. You get the idea. You can read the entire interview over there. Here’s the deal: One will never get anywhere if the methodology is itself heretical, a divinized Hegelian dialectic, always contradictory and divisory, Hegelian Rahnerianism. There will always be heaven and there will always be hell. The twain shall never meet. The dialectic is not fruitful just by claiming it is. Pope Francis thinks that everyone is infallible in their believing. This is heretical. It’s sets up a heretical methodology from which nothing but heresy can come, from which nothing but immorality can come.
But, I’m not infallible. But neither is the Pope when he doesn’t speak ex-Cathedra. And with this he’s not.
Ideology is an idea to which one attempts to change the logic of reality, so that even though reality does not change, one’s perspective of control over reality becomes more self-congratulatory with the adrenaline of power cutting off reason from charity. Ideology is a frustrating lack of wisdom.
The Blah Blah Synod™ proclaims that it is against ideology. That must mean that The Blah Blah Synod™ is instead all about Jesus: if we love Him, we will keep his commandments. That demands humility, a listening to the truth of just how it is we stand before the Living Truth, Jesus. That requires pristine Christology, true Christian anthropology, and assent to the morality explicated to us by Natural Law and Divine Revelation and the guidance of Holy Mother Church. If this is what The Blah Blah Synod™ is all about, perhaps I am wrong to be so satirical. However…
The Blah Blah Synod™ also makes in known that it is against division by Division-Shaming™ those who stand with Jesus as He Himself brings to us the sword of division, the sword of truth: “You’re divisive!” the masters of The Blah Blah Synod™ shriek, “You’re divisive!” Being against division means that The Blah Blah Synod™ is itself ideology, spitting in the Face of Him who is unity if we but stand with Him. Truth is not admixed with falsehood. Truth is divided from lies. The gates of heaven are closed to liars, those who hate Jesus with all their heart and soul and mind and strength, you know, because He is the unmanipulatable living Truth.
“But Father George! Father George! You’re being divisive! That’s THE mortal sin, like, the only sin there is, and stuff! We need to cut you off, Father George! You’re doing great damage!”
But the last word from the last verses of the last book of the Sacred Scriptures, the Apocalypse:
“Let the unrighteous continue to be unrighteous, and the vile continue to be vile; let the righteous continue to practice righteousness, and the holy continue to be holy” (Apocalypse 22:11).
There’s a preliminary question: How does Jesus listen to me?
Father George: “I am a sinner. Teach me how to be repentant.”
Jesus: “If you love me, keep the commandments.”
Father George: “I am sorry for my sins. Please, forgive me. Keep me close to you.”
Jesus: “I forgive you.”
The entitled: “But Father George! Father George! You’re not listening! That’s not what we mean at all! Your listening is to be about us changing the doctrine and morality of the Church because we’re entitled to change the Church into our own image! If you don’t agree with out entitlement, you’re just not listening closely enough! Listen up, Father George!”
Father George: “Just place your finger into the nail-prints in Jesus’ hands, and your hand into His side, into His Heart. Listen to His Heart beating even while pierced through.”
I remember a conversation with The String Puller For All® in which I insisted on Jesus crucified being important. His reply was this: “The crucifixion of Jesus demonstrated that He was a failure.”
He didn’t get that this was the victory, as demonstrated by the Soldier who did hear what that Heart sounded like when he rammed his sword into the side of Jesus. And having listened, he said: “Truly this was the Son of God.”
Are we listening to the witness of that soldier? Are we listening to the Word of God Incarnate?
So, I’m not going to use pictures of procured abortion. But you know what that looks like:
“But Father George! Father George! That’s not fair! You’re comparing Jesus dying to “embryos” removed in sterile pharmaceutical laboratories where, like, their organs are removed for really cool research, development, testing of “vaccines” for our own benefit. The least of the brethren surely agree that it’s all good.”
Any priest or (arch)bishop who says it’s good to directly murder the least of the brethren is also saying that it would be good to walk up to Mary and Elizabeth with a machete and remove John and Jesus, murdering them for our own benefit. Wow. Caiaphas!
“But Father George! Father George! You’re just one of those priest-bloggers who think they know better than the Magisterium!”
Here’s the deal: a priest just the other day said this:
“Whatever it is that authorities tell us to do is on them. We don’t have to discern anything. We can just obey. At the judgment, God will sort it out. We’re not responsible.”
Interesting, that. While people say that conscience is paramount, they immediately add that we are too stupid to have a conscience and that “authorities” can just tell us what to do with no reference to Scripture, Tradition, and the interventions of the Supreme Magisterium throughout the centuries.
Tell you what: I want my conscience formed by Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, the interventions of the Supreme Magisterium throughout the centuries, those matters… quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus creditum est – which everywhere, always and by everyone is believed.
That which is rejected by my well-formed conscience is Pachamama being some sort of god, the Traditional Latin Mass being invalid, the murder of babies for “vaccines”, on and on and on and on and on… And it doesn’t matter if the “authority” is a priest, a(n) (arch)bishop, or the Pope. No one has spoken infallibly. I stand with Scripture, Tradition, the interventions of the Supreme Magisterium. By the way, any old execration of Pope Francis or some worker in the Holy See is not infallible. That that has to be said tells you something about the times we live in.
They say: “Blah-Blah-Blah!”
I say: “I think I heard you say Blah-Blah-Blah. Is that correct?”
They say: “Blah-Blah-Blah is necessary.”
I say: “There is only one Word necessary, the Incarnate Word, Jesus, the Word you want dead, silenced, never to speak, and to the point, never, then, to pass judgment on your sorry selves. Go to Confession: call for the Mercy of… Jesus.”
There are endless Blah Blah memes on the internet. I love it. Hahahahaha.
In this sample, someone has been blah-blah-ing, all of which is entirely out-of-hand dismissed by summing up all that blah-blah-ing by asking if it were all mere blah-blah-ing… which is unanswerable, as it would involve hyper-blah-blah-ing… Bwahahahahahahaha…
Anyone with a spiritual life can pierce through the obscurantist blah-blah-ing of self-canonizing heroes of sacrosanct fake-condescension altruistic bigly “listening” by simply humbly thanking Jesus for the pardon of their own sins and rejoicing that Jesus is the Absolute Truth, the Living Truth, the Unmanipulatable Truth, Jesus, Truth Incarnate, ever ancient, ever new, who still bears the wounds of His standing in our place, the Innocent for the guilty.
Those wounds of Jesus are the result of His listening to us. The wounds… Did you forget the wounds of Jesus, (arch)bishops? When did you do that? With rationalizing, accompanying sin? Yep. That’s exactly when you cast Jesus off to the side.
It’s clear to anyone with any humility that Jesus is not to be thrown off to the side so as to pretend He’s not there, so as to put the emphasis on rationalizing any and all sin on the basis of being heroes of such disgusting arrogant condescension of manipulative so-called “listening.” It’s easy to see that these “listeners” are attempting to take the place of Jesus: they are the saviors.
The only ones blah-blahing in this way are those listening… you know… to themselves going blah-blah. It’s like Soros-esque blah-blah-ers are making noise for those who are pretending to listen, but are also Soros-esque recipients, happy to be fake-saviors. And they’re all the same age as James Martin. Interesting, that. It’s all manipulative listening, which is not listening at all.
The extreme-vast majority of priests and bishops set this up by rejecting the Church’s teaching against contraception and abortion and infanticide and euthanasia. So many have been gay-ing and trans-ing the young, permitting extreme porn “sex-education” in their parochial schools (to the point of having field trips to abortion clinics to show them where they can go for “help”).
And those young people have been speaking, loud and clear, you know, their corpses six-feet-underground, dead, but loud and clear in their suicide, having been way over-sexualized, and feeling themselves to be trash. They’re sick of it, all that blah-blah-blah, empty, vacuous, death-mongering blah-blah. Youngsters want Jesus, not blah-blah-blah.
What young people want to hear about is some hope that they can be temples of the Holy Spirit, that they can be chaste bearers of the life of the Most Holy Trinity within their souls, that they can have great joy in the midst of trials because God’s love is stronger than our darkness, stronger that our temptations, stronger than our feeling distant from God, stronger than any suffering of aggression, stronger than any sickness and death, strong enough to get us to heaven right through all those things: Jesus has conquered, we can be with Him: He wants us to be with Him. He loves us.
Of course we listen to people, but not to empower their hopelessness, not to rationalize their sin for them, but rather to say, Jesus, ever ancient, ever new, is the answer, but an answer, mind you, which makes it manifest that we have the wrong questions, which is not off-putting, but rather entirely enthralling: Finally, someone taking us seriously. The legit questions are not about how to sin and still please God, or how to get accompanied in sin so as surely to please God… – Pfft! – but rather the legit questions are how can we best assent to the work of Jesus lifting us up out of our quagmire… how can we best go along with the grace of Jesus saving us from ourselves… how we can best live the fullness of life… how can we best be on our way to heaven even while we still bear the weaknesses of original sin and whatever of our own rubbish… how we can love God in spirit and in truth…
“But Father George! Father George! That’sNOT listening! That’s teaching! That’s leading to Jesus! That’s not allowed! It’s a process! Get with the methodology! It’s called dialectical materialism at this stage of the thesis-antithesis dynamic! You stupid priest! We aging hippies are smart you know. We were educated at like Woodstock and stuff like that, so, so… there!”
So, this priest is not busy with blah-blahing. This priest is busy with getting food for my parishioners, real food and spiritual food. And Jesus is still the Bread of Life, Pachamama is not any kind of god, the TLM is still valid and licit, sex outside of marriage is still a mortal sin, absolution is to be given only to those who are repentant, etc. I don’t care what the blah-blah-ers say. Jesus saved me from being a blah-blah-er. I hope to thank Him by not being a blah-blah-er. I hope to repeat with Saint Paul:
“When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or wisdom [viz., blah-blah] as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God, for I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1 Cor 2:1-2). :-)
Or, wait… what? Let’s review…
“Father George! Father George! We want to dialogue about our desires for desecrating the Most Blessed Sacrament! And you have to listen to us because Pope Francis and the USCCB said so. You must give Holy Communion to pro-abort Joe Biden, and so, like, haha!”
Father George: “I think I heard you say Blah-Blah-Blah. Is that correct?”
“Father George! Father George! We want to dialogue about our cozy feelings of funding the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Catholic Relief Services. And we require you to cooperate formally in abortion activities in this way. Listen to us! Accompany us! You are obliged to listen to us! It’s the law!”
Father George: “I think I heard you say Blah-Blah-Blah. Is that correct?”
“Father George! Father George! Listen! Stop going on Communion Calls. Let laypeople do the Last Rites. As for you, we want you to spend all your time listening to us about how the Church is to be conformed to what you call a fallen world! And for Pachamama’s sake, stop hearing sacramental Confessions! How dare you! How dare you! HOW DARE YOU! The more time you spend with Jesus and what you dare to call Jesus’ Little Flock is less time with us, we who are brave enough to do a great reset with all religion. It’s all about us. We’re the ones. We’re the only ones! The first step is to make ministers irrelevant by obliging them to blah-blah with us.”
Father George: “I think I heard you say Blah-Blah-Blah. Is that correct?”
Those of you who have ever fought The Dragon and merely avoided getting swatted by the not so infrequently Tail of the Dragon will recognize this overlook high above the Calderwood Hydroelectric Dam. Sassy the Subaru’s tires (even the new stick-to-the-road more expensive tires) were singing on the curves in the height of leaf-lurker season. Spectacular.
This was on my late-afternoon-into-the-evening return on the 5-hour round trip to do up the Last Rites for a parishioner in an out-of-state hospital, not a rarity as the chopper service bringing patients from our tiny hospitals to larger campuses (always out-of-state) seems as busy as the M*A*S*H choppers back in the day. This was the day after the epic-day-off trips to hospitals. There was time for chaplets of all sorts and very many rosaries. Apologies to the Breviary, but I had to put that on an electronic voice read-out while battling The Dragon, permitted, well, tolerated… :-)
Hopefully today will be a slightly slower day, though crossing The Mountain, perhaps using the Trail of Tears, another Dragon and much more dangerous, is once again is again on the schedule. All of this travel is great for Rosaries being said. I love it. And right now it’s so very, very beautiful. I’m continuously thanking Jesus through whom all things were made, as the Prologue of John’s Gospel, what’s called the “Last Gospel”, itself parallel with “The First Gospel”, the Proto-Evangelium (Gen 3:15), makes clear. Jesus, ever Ancient, ever New.
Meanwhile, during these last weeks I’ve been writing a post about another Dragon’s lair in Sankt Gallen, and my time in Rome. As I say, I think best through my keyboard when details are important. Threads appear in writing that I only noticed in a cursory manner previously. Looking up cvs of names was stunning. I’m seriously too stupid to do the obvious – Google – even for years, decades. But then I do, finally, as in these recent weeks, and… oh my… It’s like a ton of bricks falling on one’s head… or like facing off with a fire-breathing dragon.
Whiskey, Tango, and you know the “old meanie” nickname which Jesus Himself gave to Herod.
I really got to think about whether or not to give it another big edit and publishing it. Many are dead. But many are at the top of their game right now as Sankt Gallen’s prestidigitations come to fruition with the fire-breathing Blah Blah Synod™. I don’t want to drag the innocent down with the guilty. But the smoke of the dragon is to be seen coming in through the open windows through which we hear a lot of blah blah blah. There are dragons and there are dragons.
With Cardinal Bernadine’s Common Ground Blah Blah Blah, all doctrine and all morality was thrown up for “dialogue”. All the marxists came out to discuss perverted sex. Pretty much that’s it. I lived through that excrement era. Now it’s back. Blah blah blah.
Then a marxist catechist guy perverted all the faith formation in Australia. For instance, just ask second graders what they think about the white thing instead of teaching them about Holy Communion and Jesus present Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity as brought to us at the Holy Sacrificed of the Mass. No, no. Just encourage stories about cookies and birthday parties with cookies and offer no correction but only affirmation. Yes, that’s it, just a cookie thing. You know, the thing! And that was brought to America. Blah blah blah.
But we already had programs for parish renewal that had nothing to do with Jesus and the Sacraments, but only about throwing all doctrine and morality to the winds. Whaddayou think? No direction, no instruction, no encouragement. Just everyone falling away from the Church. That’s the point. Blah blah blah.
Already in about every diocese priests were forced to go to conferences, but then, instead of any great presentation, we had to break into small groups at which strategic liberal bully priests would lead the discussion and then report back in democratic fashion to all assembled, only that the liberal bully priest would loudly talk over everyone and not report back any of the contributions buy only what was the destruction of all doctrine and morality. Blah blah blah.
It’s like a meme about the mindless puppets of ever more blah blah blah. When I saw the great music video below and how sick young people are of the blah blah blah of the marxist ideologues in society and amonst some marxist individuals in the Church, and when I thought of how the same young people cry out “Let’s go Brandon! F*** Joe Biden!”… well, that’s when I laughed out loud. The exemplars of blah blah blah that I’ve known in my life are all modernist religious sisters with no habit but who reject all the teaching and morality of the Church whose names are all Sister Butch. But they skip the “sister” part now. All they do is blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.
Yeah, sure, like I got plenty of time as a priest to throw all doctrine and morality to the winds so as to open up a lot of blah blah blah dialectical materialism propaganda promoting the denial of the validity of the Traditional Latin Mass, the viability of demon idol worship, the protection of same sex unions for their precious styles of mortal-sin-orgasm, the desecration of the Blessed Sacrament thrown to the pigs, fake-non-repentance-absolutions, etc., etc., etc. Yeah, sure I have time for that… … NO! I don’t have time for words structured to profane the Eternal and Living Word of our Heavenly Father.
Did you notice? The Living Truth, Jesus, has no place in all this blah blah blah. None.
Meanwhile, yesterday, I found out more about what the USCCB wants of us priests regarding this heresy of blah blah blah, that is, the Synod on Synodality. Pages and pages of blah blah blah all about blah blah blah.
It wasn’t a good time for me to get that in my inbox. No siree. I was up at 1:00 AM to do chores, offer Holy Mass up at church, then take a parishioner to a Veterans Administration hospital hours away, a whole day on my as-always-epic-day-off. Getting back just at nightfall, just trying to finish the Breviary before conking out… riiiiiiiing… riiiiiing…. “[name] is in the ICU, Father.” “I’m on my way.” That was in the neighboring town 15 miles away one way. Last rites. I was destroyed by the time I got back, but really happy as a priest. This is what I live for. Totally. I love it. I did get a bit upset though… thinking on the way back about all the blah blah blah that those ecclesiastics are dreaming up for priests who are actually busy with the Lord’s Little Flock. But… blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. That’s it from them. How I would like to reprimand them, like, out loud for God and the world to witness, as a kind of vengeance for the souls of the Lord’s Little Flock.
Just then, while driving on the dark back road past Vengeance Creek (a real place), I just up and laughed out loud all alone in my car – except for my guardian angel – laughing out loud kind of like this:
The cause of the laughter? It’s because of a Jesuit, actually, you know, way back in the day, who came to mind, surely the work of my guardian angel:
From the letters to Saint Ignatius by Saint Francis Xavier, priest (E Vita Francisci Xaverii, auctore H. Tursellini, Romae, 1956, Lib. 4, epist. 4  et 5 )
Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel
“We have visited the villages of the new converts who accepted the Christian religion a few years ago. No Portuguese live here—the country is so utterly barren and poor. The native Christians have no priests. They know only that they are Christians. There is nobody to say Mass for them; nobody to teach them the Creed, the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Commandments of God’s Law. I have not stopped since the day I arrived. I conscientiously made the rounds of the villages. I bathed in the sacred waters all the children who had not yet been baptized. This means that I have purified a very large number of children so young that, as the saying goes, they could not tell their right hand from their left. The older children would not let me say my Office or eat or sleep until I taught them one prayer or another. Then I began to understand: The kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. I could not refuse so devout a request without failing in devotion myself. I taught them, first the confession of faith in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, then the Apostles’ Creed, the Our Father and Hail Mary. I noticed among them persons of great intelligence. If only someone could educate them in the Christian way of life, I have no doubt that they would make excellent Christians. Many, many people hereabouts are not becoming Christians for one reason only: there is nobody to make them Christians. Again and again I have thought of going round the universities of Europe, especially Paris, and everywhere crying out like a madman, riveting the attention of those with more learning than charity: “What a tragedy: how many souls are being shut out of heaven and falling into hell, thanks to you!” I wish they would work as hard at this as they do at their books, and so settle their account with God for their learning and the talents entrusted to them. This thought would certainly stir most of them to meditate on spiritual realities, to listen actively to what God is saying to them. They would forget their own desires, their human affairs, and give themselves over entirely to God’s will and his choice. They would cry out with all their heart: Lord, I am here! What do you want me to do? Send me anywhere you like—even to India.”
Hahaha. I love the saints. But instead, we have the The Heresy of Blah Blah Blah™. I’m sick of it. I don’t have time for it. I think good old Saint Francis Xavier would’ve about taken the head off any priest or bishop who would instead tell him that he should be concerned about blah blah blah blah blah, and not concerned about Jesus and the sacraments. Lemme tell you. People know all about blah blah blah. That’s all they get. From their priests they want Jesus and the Sacraments, no blah blah.
And if anyone thinks this is disrespectful of The Blah Blah Synod™, know this, I’ll have a reprimand for you along the lines of Saint Francis Xavier. After all, the saints are not to be heroes that we put on a pedestal and say they’re great and I’m great for saying they’re great. That would get us condemned by Jesus for building the tombs of the prophets while we kill the prophets in this way, giving ourselves a license to kill.
Instead, the saints are to be invoked that we might strive to follow their example whatever the cost to ourselves.
Will I get in trouble with, say, the USCCB or the Holy See for saying the Synod on Synodality is the Heresy of Blah Blah Blah™? Maybe. Just more blah blah blah.