Belgian King signs child euthanasia bill into law March 5, 2014Posted by tantamergo in Basics, Christendom, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
How long before the sexular pagans have altars of sacrifice set up to burn children to death? That is, after all, what their satanic “god” ultimately wants. Of course, he already gets that in abortion, so maybe such visible demonstrations are passe’. Still, God put a need for worship in man’s heart, but modern paganism has rejected God and seems headed towards truly perverse forms of diabolical worship. I cannot but see the below as yet another step in this process of moral and spiritual degradation.
I blogged about the legislation passed in Belgium a short while back, legalizing euthanasia for children. In a supposed act of mercy (how perverse understanding of the virtues has become!), this bill requires the children to agree to their being killed! Can you imagine! My little boy has been very sick for the past week, and at times he became afraid because he did not know how much more sick he would become, or even if he would die. He was so sweet if sad and scared……and yet now parents are going to “ease the suffering” of their children (or is it themselves?) by asking them to die!
All hinged on the King of the Belgians. There was hope he would be as stout-hearted as his uncle, who resigned his monarchy rather than sign a pro-abortion bill. It was not to be. The King duly signed, and children can now be murdered in hospitals across Belgium.
Good Lord, it makes me sick:
The head of state has completely fulfilled his constitutional role despite various pressures.
King Philippe signed the law this Sunday on the extension of euthanasia to minors. This was the final act expected in the tracking process of the law since its adoption by the House, two weeks having elapsed after having been in the Senate. [that means this was the last act needed to promulgate the law]
There’s more, including an international petition signed by over 200,000 asking the king to refuse to sign, but obviously it was all for naught.
And so now we have yet another via media for the slaughter of the innocents. At least these children have a chance to be baptized, not that many in Belgium do that anymore.
And the sinking of the ship that was western culture accelerates a little bit more. A few of us are scrambling with buckets to bail the thing out, but we are so few, and the maddened masses continuing to pull out the hull cocks are so many.
What’s going on in Syracuse? March 4, 2014Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, disaster, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, persecution, scandals, secularism, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, Spiritual Warfare.
This is a bit far afield from Dallas, but being your intrepid reporter on all things Catholic (that happen to interest me), and knowing how wrecked virtually every upstate New York diocese has been by rampantly ideological progressive dominance over the past 40 odd years, I thought the following two items relevant.
First, two Catholic churches in Syracuse are bringing in a transgendered person to talk about their confused and destructive (not to mention, appalling to God) lifestyle:
Two Syracuse Catholic Churches are hosting a series of talks on what it’s like to be transgender.
The series of events highlighting what it’s like to be transgender is sponsored by All Saints Catholic Church and St. Lucy’s Catholic Church.
It was organized by the All Saints LGBT Task Force and volunteers from Family Allies for Trans Equality in New York State.
The next event is March 4. “Voices From The Journey: Hearing From Transgender Persons.” That will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and repeated the same day from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
This is only part of the list of talks. There are day long workshops, all intended to normalize a severe perversion/mental disorder and undermine Catholic Doctrine. These conferences are invariably heavy on emotion and short on reason, and try to win support from Catholics (or, it looks like, Katholycs) for both opposition to that Doctrine and in support of insupportable immorality.
Leaving aside Church Doctrine and the offense such folks give to God (see both Old and New Testament), the life outcomes for transgender types are horrific. Even in this unceasingly “tolerant” age, where virtually every kink is approved of and given cultural support on a wide scale, trans-types have nightmarish rates of suicide, substance abuse, self-mutilation, chronic depression, etc. This lifestyle is so fundamentally disordered that to be a trans is to shorten one’s lifespan, on average, by over 40 years. Some try to claim this is due to lingering cultural oppression, but please…..does this series of talks – during LENT, of all times – indicate repression?
What it does indicate is that the Diocese of Syracuse has serious, serious problems. I have to ask, where is the bishop? How can he tolerate not only these talks, but the presence of doctrine-rejecting, division-inducing groups like “ LGBT Task Force and volunteers from Family Allies for Trans Equality?” We have seen in this Diocese of Dallas that these alleged homosexual support groups almost invariably depart from Church Doctrine and become advocates for radical notions of sodom/gomorrah “rights,” undermining the sensus fidei of the faithful and harming the entire Body of Christ.
Reading any number of books, from Rite of Sodomy to Ungodly Rage to Goodbye, Good Men will reveal to any even remotely faithful Catholic that these pro-homosex groups are virtually unanimously irreconcilable with the Faith. And yet a group that is truly dedicated to the good of souls and aiding those with same-sex attraction to living a chaste, virtuous life are ignored and reviled, in spite of the enormous good they do.
But it’s not just in the parishes. A Katholyc college within the Diocese of Syracuse is planning a “drag show,” again during Lent, on campus:
Unfortunately, the “smoke of Satan” is spreading on Catholic campuses. This time Catholic Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, is planning its second annual “drag show” on March 10 in the Grewen Auditorium.
The lewd event flatly undermines moral values and is being promoted on the college’s web site as a “fun event for everyone! Learn about drag culture ettiquet [sic], enter prize raffles, and dance!”
An advertisement for the event attacks human nature by displaying a human face that is a mixture of male and female. Here is the inappropriate tweet promoting the pro-homosexual show.
The “show” is promoted by a group on campus called “Creating Awareness & Reaching Equality.” The same group supports same-sex “marriage” and other sins that violate Catholic moral teaching.
Naturally, this is a college in the “Jesuit” tradition. What will they do when there are no more Jesuits to have a “tradition?”
So this college can get away with promoting decadent, sinful filth, and it’s scot free! But a traditional Catholic college may start to drift a bit in things traditional, and it’s crush, crush them! The hypocrisy is stultifying.
I’d say Bishop Robert Cunningham has some ‘splaining to do. But the entire Church in upstate New York has become diabolically disoriented under the influence of the almost certainly active homosexual, but now thankfully retired, Bishops Matthew Clark and Howard Hubbard. There were numerous instances of priest boy-rape in upstate New York. These things tend to go together: support for the homosexual agenda, and boy-rape scandals.
The Church is upstate New York, once a glorious pillar, is now a fallen down wreck. Vocations are pathetically low (by deliberate intent), parishes are closed, the percentage of Catholics in the population continues to plummet, the few remaining faithful souls are isolated and persecuted, and sin abounds.
But where sin abounds, Grace abounds the more, so let us pray for the conversion and reconstitution of the Church in upstate New York, and for the the conversion of Bishop Cunningham.
You can sign a petition opposing the drag horror show here.
Disney pressures Boy Scouts to have sodo-scoutmasters March 4, 2014Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, sadness, scandals, secularism, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
Disney Corporation, whatever it used to be, is now an open and avowed agent of the culture of death and evil, generally. The trail of destruction that follows virtually all young Disney stars should be enough to tell us there is something gravely immoral at play in that giant corporation.
As part of their continuing efforts to advance radical cultural change and the destruction of the traditional family (does Disney have research that shows that kids in single-parent or other non-traditional homes tends to watch more?), Walt Disney World has told the Boy Scouts of America- which organization jumped the shark last year in admitting openly homosexual scouts – to start admitting sodomy loving scoutmasters by 2015 or lose funding:
Walt Disney World has decided it will stop funding the local Boy Scouts of America chapter beginning next year unless the childhood group allows open homosexuals to serve as Scoutmasters.
The Disney corporation said the BSA violates its non-discrimination policy. Disney World’s VoluntEARS program allows employees to trade volunteer work for donations to a charity of their choice. But the scouts will no longer be eligible for these funds……
……Homosexual groups said the decision is a sign of their growing influence in the culture, especially in the realm of children’s entertainment [Think about that. A local priest says he knows our culture is dead when the men won't stand up to fight against sodomites redefining marriage and - their ultimate goal? - gaining influence over our children. If we won't fight against that, and I mean hard, what will we fight against?]
I think anyone with a smidgen of a brain knew that the Boy Scouts halfway embrace of the perverse culture by permitting homosexual-claiming youth wouldn’t last any length of time at all. The corporate powers that be, who play an instrumental role in advancing radical perversion in our culture, will not allow it. The Boy Scouts could have stood strong and been willing to suffer the consequences of remaining true to the dictates of Christ, but they chose to cave into the world. The first time is hardest, after that, it becomes easier and easier, until it becomes a habit.
For a good Catholic alternative to the Boy Scouts, consider the Troops of St. George.
How orthodox young priests are broken, part deux March 3, 2014Posted by tantamergo in Basics, catachesis, Dallas Diocese, disaster, episcopate, error, General Catholic, horror, persecution, priests, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
I related in a previous post how liturgical abuse and assignments with liberal pastor overseers are used to help break priests of their orthodoxy. But even more frighteningly, a subsequent chapter describes the use of psychological torture and even brainwashing to break the wills and intellects of orthodox young priest aspirants. Some very well known and orthodox priests even likened the seminary system in the United States – at least as it existed 10 or so years ago (it has improved, but not that much) – to the satanic Soviet system of GULAGs and general communist totalitarianism. That might seem an overstatement, but wait until you read below, and, also, consider that many of these seminary overlords are far, far leftwing. The Left has shown repeatedly that it views dissent from its religious orthodoxy as something akin to a mental disorder – we see that hear in this country, and the Soviets literally institutionalized those who opposed the nightmares of the “perfect” communist state.
From chapter 7 of Goodbye, Good men, Go see the Shrink!
Father Perry Amos [not his real name] of the Diocese of Austin put it this way: “One of the classic dynamics at the seminary was that the young, and hence in some ways immature, orthodox seminarian, hammered from all sides by a system inimical to his faith, his sexuality, and his sense of mature human behavior, would be worn down to the point of ‘striking back.’ If necessary, this pressure could also be increased by advisers, faculty evaluations, etc., especially when thy attempted to rearrange or force the manifestation of a candidate’s conscience. Once you ‘struck back’ you were dead. You were ‘insubordinate,’ ‘had problems with authority figures, or were ‘rigid.’ [Apparently, being "rigid" is the worst possible sin a seminarian can commit. It means being faithful to the Magisterium, and we can't have that! It will ruin our glorious proletarian revolution!] It was sobering at the time to realize how closely the dynamic paralleled the brain-washing strategies of the communist re-education camps. Even the connotations of the terms ‘rigid,’ ‘pre-conciliar,’ ‘anti-community,’ resonated with communist terms like ‘capitalist,’ bourgeois,’ and ‘anti-democratic.’” [I prefer the term 'running dog lackeys']
Father John Trigilio [A very orthodox priest and host of my favorite EWTN show, ever, "Web of Faith." It helped me a lot during my conversion] of the Harrisburg diocese made the same comparison: “The one book that helped me persevere through my twelve years of seminary,” he said, “was Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago. [I have read this masterpiece. Everyone should. It reveals to its naked core the enormous, diabolical evil that is communism. That Trigilio, a priest I respect, should make this comparison to Catholic seminaries.....it is beyond disturbing. Heaven help us. But as he goes on in his description, it is plain he is not exaggerating] His imprisonment and constant surveillance was in many ways identical to my seminary life, in which cultural revolutionaries sought to ‘rehabilitate’ the orthodox into becoming full-fledged party members of the new dissidence. As in the former USSR, if you opposed the ‘party-line,’ which in the case of the seminary was their particular brand of heterodoxy, then you wre labeled as mentally u nfit and kept under close scrutiny ‘for your own safety.’ The mind games, spying, and hidden agendas as well as the vast bureaucracy of the KGB was cloned in seminaries across America.”
“Fellow seminarians spy on one another; blackmail, intimidation, slander, threats, and even violence are employed to protect the status quo. Quote the Pope and you are an archconservative, John Birch, KKK, neo-nazi, etc. Quote Gore Vidal and you are an intellectual Renaissance man.” [There seems to be a corollary between the methods of surveillance and repression reported here, and traits commonly associated with a certain, currently very en vogue sexual deviancy. But given that so many of that kind ruled so many seminaries, that would make sense.]
“I actually saw vocations tortured and killed by those who were supposedly there to promote and foster vocations.” What Trigilio witnessed, he said, can only be described as ” a real persecution and systematic extermination of orthodoxy and manly piety so as to artificially create a climate for married and women clergy.” [I tell you, I find the words chosen by Fr. Trigilio chilling. "Tortured," "killed," "systematic extermination." These are the kinds of words we normally see when reading about horrid evils like genocide or "ethnic cleansing." Instead, they are being applied to what has occurred to thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of hopeful, pious young Catholic men who only wanted to serve God in His Holy Church! It is unthinkable that such a state could exist! And yet I respect Fr. Trigilio a great deal, so I am inclined to accept his assessment at face value.]
Amazing. Diabolical. Two things pop to mind that I frequently come back to: one, that public heresy is invariably driven by private (or not so private) sin, and, two, that there are no limits to the depths of depravity to which one can sink when you cut God our of your life, or reject His Law and lead a life devoid of Grace. It appears both were dominant in most seminaries for decades.
Incredible stuff. What a day. More comments and views than ever, not sure how it happened! But I’m so glad to know you all love, me, you really, really love me!
I feel like Sally Field!
How abnormal is this? February 28, 2014Posted by tantamergo in Basics, catachesis, disaster, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
This post is not for kids or those with delicate consciences. Kids, seriously, go away. I’m not going to blog until you go. NOW.
So, I’m still reading Goodbye, Good Men, Michael Rose’s expose on the late 20th century collapse of the American seminary due to leftist, modernist, and, above all, sodomite infiltration. About halfway through the book, he makes another of his regular stunning revelations. This one concerns Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon, where about 20 years ago a certain professor – who also performed psychological examinations of the seminarians, evaluations which frequently derailed the hopes of many orthodox men – taught a required course on human sexuality. This course was ludicrously obscene and seemed to reflect the perversions of the psychologist/professor (this is very common, those who have perversions or other grave conditions who obtain positions of influence over others almost invariably attempt to “normalize” their kinks by forcing those under their influence to accept their views).
The textbook was littered with porn. But even worse, the professor foisted handouts to seminarians with asinine questions they were required to answer. A sampling:
What is the content of your sexual fantasy life today?
How do you deal with your sexual feelings? What are your experiences with self-pleasuring?
If you were to talk with your genitals, what would you like to say to them? What would they like to say to you?
Wait. What did he just ask? Did he just tell people to talk to their genitals?
Is that even remotely normal? Do people talk to their feet, or their hair? How about their liver? Is there something magical about genitalia that make them worthy discussion partners?
Is the professor insane? Is he so completely, inordinately focused on sexuality as the be all and end all of existence (that is to say, he is a Jungian, which many psychologists are) that he imagines “genital discourse” as something even remotely normal?
I hope the seminarians all wrote in response “My genitalia said ‘Leave us alone, you’re a seminarian for Heaven’s sake!’”
With formation like this……….I don’t think I even need to say it.
I also read in Goodbye Good men that the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, back in the mid-90s, was using Richard McBrien’s completely discredited Catholicism in its basic theology course. This is the book that was so bad, so heretical, that even the USCCB condemned it. Now that’s saying something, because the USCCB has let some awful trash through. Someone sold our name to the Missionary Oblates and we have been getting mailings from them for years, seeking donations. They all go in the trash.
Electra, TX in blue February 26, 2014Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, persecution, scandals, Society.
Electra, Texas was named after the fabulously wealthy daughter of Dan Waggoner, who started the fabled Waggoner Ranch in West Texas. Under his son, Tom, the ranch grew to rival the King Ranch in South Texas, exceeding 500,000 acres. Today, it’s down to around 370,000 acres, I believe, and is either in danger of, or in the process of, being sold off by squabbling heirs. The last heir to really have control of the entire ranch was Electra Waggoner Biggs, a famous beauty and sculptor after whom the Buick Electra was named, and the Lockheed Electra, as well. She died in 2001.
Most local readers who have driven to Colorado have driven through Electra as they pass west of Wichita Falls on US 287. A year ago, a couple heading from Taos, NM back to the DFW area decided to pull over and switch drivers. A perfectly normal thing to do. Up to that point on their trip, the wife had been driving the entire way (which I will not comment on), and now the husband was going to take over for the home stretch. For some reason, Electra, TX cops decided they needed to ascertain what was going on, and then proceeded to demand ID and in general harass the man – who had not ever driven in the State of Texas on this particular day. It is questionable whether police can demand ID – in the form of name, address, etc – from someone who is not being arrested. It is incontestable they cannot demand picture ID.
I’m sure some folks will say the guy had it coming to him, and he certainly goes to great lengths to make a point, but I also believe we are witnessing the steady erosion (to the extent they even exist) of our rights in this supposed liberal society, rights which supposedly offset the immorality and general chaos we see all around us. That’s the tradeoff, right? Liberal society undermines religion and tradition, and in general leads to moral decay, but the up side is we all get to be free, free, free, to do our own thing, and especially from this kind of authoritarian interference in our lives.
If you feel the video is too long, you might want to just watch the last 5 minutes. It is extremely revealing, and I bet the city attorney is very uncomfortable, now, if not fired. He basically called the cops out there inbred rednecks who are as great a threat to the innocent as to anyone else. He also said rural justice is a joke, with those charged with crimes virtually inevitably convicted. And the illegal body cavity searches continue……
What do we do about this, DDLG?
Terrified children, betrayed by parents and physicians, will soon be dying in Belgium February 26, 2014Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, Basics, Christendom, disaster, error, family, foolishness, General Catholic, Holy suffering, horror, martyrdom, sadness, scandals, self-serving, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
And, as yet, our Holy Father has not seen fit to make one criticism of the Belgian parliament’s decision to legalize
child killing euthanasia. Fr. George Rutler has some thoughts on the matter, and raises one salient hope. Pray, pray that the King of Belgium, Philippe, will refuse to give the royal assent to this disastrous bill, provoking a “constitutional crisis” but also keeping it from going into law:
On February 13, when the Belgian Chamber of Deputies approved by a vote of 86 to 44 an amendment to its 2002 euthanasia law, extending its provisions to include the killing of children, a man in the gallery cried out, “Murderers!” Again, no one mentioned the cry, but there was an awkward silence until the man himself was silenced for exhibiting bad taste. He had dared to remove the linguistic fig leaf from the euphemism “euthanasia.” A euphemism covers shame, a timid confession by syntax rather than by sacrament, for a euphemism wants approval and not absolution.
Others have cried out, including a faculty member of Leuven University, Tom Mortier, whose mother had been “euthanized” in April 2012 without his permission by Doctor Wim Distelmans because she was chronically depressed. [Someone chronically depressed is not in full possession of her faculties. And yet the state killed her. This is so evil] Since then, legislators decided that children should share with adults a supposed right to be euthanized, when their present life is judged by the state, parents and the children themselves to be “unworthy of life.” [I can't even comment. Satan is having one of his best centuries ever] This resonates with the well known language of two university men, the jurist Karl Binding and the psychiatrist Alfred Hoche, whose 1920 treatise “Die Freigabe der Vernichtung Lebensunwertes Lebens” gave an academic veneer to the consequent and more impatient Nazi protocols for “destroying life unworthy of living.” Soon enough, vehicles rounded up the unfit, adults and children, with covered windows and sealed doors so that those inside could not be seen or heard. [Yes, we wouldn't want the lucky living to have to "suffer" any uncomfortable reminders of what's going on around them] In 1941, a teenaged cousin of Pope Benedict XVI, with Downs Syndrome, was taken away in that fashion by “therapists” despite his family’s pleas and never to be seen again.
The twentieth century was littered with failed utopias called worker’s paradises and others thousand year reichs……….
……By high irony, what was “Bleeding Belgium” at the end of World War I has voted to bleed itself to death with an admixture of extravagant utopianism and cynicism. King Albert II, father of the new king, Philippe, hoped that his son would be “an inspiration for Europe” as he was fit for the job “emotionally and intellectually,” having been at the Belgian Royal Military Academy, Oxford, and Stanford. Philippe’s saintly uncle, King Baudouin abdicated for one day in 2002 rather than sign the original euthanasia bill. The King of the Belgians now has only moral influence, but moral influence outlasts political influence, even if victims of power do not. If Baudouin’s nephew confounds expectations and refuses to give the Royal Assent, he will honor his uncle who asked parliament, “Does freedom of conscience apply to everyone except the King?” Should he yield, his figurehead role will be so disfigured that his picture will serve a purpose only on the other side of the postage stamps…… [Pray for this king!]
This is not only Belgium’s problem. Immediately after February 13, a regular columnist in the Los Angeles Times wrote that “for a child facing death in the short term, and in agony, we as a society should enable the child’s right to die with the least amount of suffering…. Even if the concept chills the bones.” [Just shut up with your evil. I won't even form an argument, should this not be so obviously evil that any non-psychotic could recognize it as such? But such is the foundation legalized baby killing has laid]
…..There is a macabre risibility about the Belgian provision that says that when parents and physicians decide to kill, “the child must be conscious of their decision and understand the meaning of euthanasia.” [And, of course, some poor dying child would never be unduly influenced by the adults around them, telling the child what was best for them. And by them, I mean the adults.....]
This is so evil it almost gives me a panic attack. Literally, when I think of some poor, sweet, very sick and in pain 6 year old girl, with her teddy bears and other indicators of her youth around her, being told by her parents (as the law demands) how killing her is really the very best thing, and that she should be a good girl and lay there and take her death easily, the better to spare the parents suffering (which is what this is really all about, this is not compassion, it is the worst kind of selfish dereliction of duty). I can imagine the panic the child would feel at this betrayal. It makes me want to scream and cry at the same time. I almost can’t stand it. It’s just too much.
And yet, right now, it appears the State of Massachusetts is doing all it can to kill a formerly perfectly healthy teenage girl. In reality, involuntary euthanasia, AKA murder, occurs all the time in hospitals, of old, young, and in between. We live in a utilitarian society, and if someone who has authority over you in a hospital, be it a nurse, doctor, administrator, or whomever, decides its time for you to die, unless you have family or other advocates watching like a hawk, they will kill you. That is the state of the medical profession, and our society, today.
A warning from an LGBTQRSXYZ activist – “make their lives hell” February 26, 2014Posted by tantamergo in Basics, catachesis, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, persecution, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
A “top commenter” pro-sodomy activist on Facebook posted a little warm and fuzzy diatribe about the bare majority – or large plurality – of Americans who still oppose recognizing fake marriages between people of the same sex, or who in general oppose the radical homosex agenda. 10 years ago, one was safely within the mainstream understanding marriage was between a man and a woman. Brig. Gen. Pete Knight, USAF, Ret, then a California state assemblyman for then very conservative Lancaster-Palmdale, managed to get a state law passed defining marriage as between a man and a woman – and by a large majority. 10 years later, those who still oppose same sex marriage are defined as “homophobes.” And you won’t be left in peace in your opposition. Now, any who oppose the radical sodomite agenda will be crushed, and brutally so. So sayeth the shepherd, so sayeth the flock (language warning):
A diabolical shepherd, that is.
In other words, shut up, they said. Pro-homosex arguments are starting to wear thin, and it appears they have rolled over most of those who can be easily rolled, and are starting to meet more intractable resistance. Thus, the rhetoric shifts from plays on emotion and Hollywood propaganda, to naked force. This is a perfect model of Alinskyite communist tactics – pick the target, freeze it, “frame” it (that means, destroy it), etc.
As another blogger commented, one can have gone from a stalwart supporter of the sodom-gomorrah agenda 10 years ago, by favoring so-called civil unions, to a hateful bigot, all while standing still. These activists never answer whether their lord and savior Barack Obama is a bigot, or was a bigot, for ostensibly opposing same sex marriage just a year or two ago.
Where does all this end? Where will the demands of the activists of sodom stop? Michael Rose, in Goodbye, Good Men, gives us a clue in his coverage of the travails of one Joseph Kellenyi, who suffered through terrible persecution and wanton advances throughout his time in seminary (he later filed a sexual harassment lawsuit). Kellenyi relates how some radical sodomites behave when given positions of power, and what it is they crave:
The issue was never one of my suitability for ordination,” Kellenyi explained. “Rather it was that the gay clique had been given veto power over who got ordained in Chicago. [This was during the time of Cardinal Bernadin, and shortly after his death. May God have mercy on his soul.]Furthermore, the faculty members in question were not willing to settle for tolerance from me, which I could give. What they wanted was affirmation and my respect, which I could not give……And the rector even admitted that gay men don’t like people like me.[that would be strong, masculine men]This of course raises the question of heterophobia………when gays come into positions of power, they knowingly and consistently appoint gay men to important key positions.
Of course they do. They cannot tolerate opposition (that is, orthodoxy), and they are threatened by straight, orthodox seminarians and priests. But there is much, much more, which I fear may point to the ultimate goal of all this activism:
Kellenyi, who retained dozens of pages of documentary evidence, was expelled from the American College at Loivain[subsequently closed after it became unsustainable due to lack of seminarians. What a tragedy, once a beacon of orthodoxy, by 2010 there were essentially no students, after so many good students had been run off by events just like this. When a seminary falls to a certain, pathetic level, it can only be shut down] after refusing to submit to an “intimate relationship” that was demanded by a senior seminarian. After he declined the gay seminarian’s offer in no uncertain terms, he was labeled “homophobic,” and denounced for not being “open to embracing gay and lesbian issues.”
So we see, at least in this particular case, when sodomites feel they have sufficient power, they demand not just “tolerance,” not just affirmation, but fawning respect and even – it is unthinkable – submission to their out of control concupiscence. This is extremely troubling, even as a mere indication of what may come.
At present, it is obvious radical homosexual activists are not sated with mere tolerance of their perversion. They demand everyone accept and AFFIRM them, the better, they hope, to still that quiet voice that torments them in the night. From affirmation it is a short walk to submission, to God knows what. As this movement develops, I think it not implausible that there could come a time when failure to submit to sexual advances will be construed as homophobia, and people easily cowed may give in. Thus, the tie in with the hateful, wrathful rhetoric above. The opposition must be totally crushed to make this cultural abomination a reality.
I have said it before, but there are no limits to the depravity to which people can sink once they cut out God from their lives. And persisting in a state so visibly and completely opposed to not just the Divine Positive Law, but the natural law, is surely tantamount to cutting God out of one’s life. That is one thing that makes this “movement” so dangerous. There is no limit to where it could go. And even more, there is a powerful motivation in these folks to crush the reminders, ANY reminders that what they are doing is not just wrong, but so completely, horribly wrong as to be an abomination in God’s eyes and something always and everywhere opposed to His Will.
Scripture is clear – there are over 2 dozen denunciations of homosexual acts in both Old Testament and New. Even the sin of Onan is an implicit repudiation of sterile, homosexual gratification. The Tradition is clear. What is unclear, at present, is the will of God-fearing and God-loving people to resist this cultural onslaught. It is amazing what incredible damage such a tiny portion of the population is capable of doing, but they be doing it, and in spades.
I miss so much being away on weekends! Like rank liturgical abuse! February 24, 2014Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, Liturgy, persecution, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, shocking, Society.
One of the perils of being a weekday-only blogger – pretty much – is that sometimes explosive developments occur on weekends which I either entirely miss, or, when I do get to them, my commentary seems rather tardy. That’s just one of the trade-offs I have to make, I am generally so busy with family-Church-chores on weekends that I just don’t have time to blog.
That does not mean I am completely out of the loop, however. Via my wonderful wife, I was aware when a priest on Facebook showed the world that the feminized, protestantized, modernist, humanist deformations of the Mass that were so wildly popular in the 70s have not entirely gone the way of the dodo. I refer of course to the video presentations made by Good Shepherd, ahem, Catholic Church in Menomonee Falls, WI, stalwart defenders of the liturgical nightmares unleashed by the corrupt homosexual bishop and Consilium adviser Rembert Weakland, showing how devastatingly poor an understanding of the Liturgy certain members of a certain generation still have:
Don’t you love how utterly matter of fact, proud, even, this man is of liturgical abuse and theological destruction? Can his description of the Mass be described as even remotely Catholic?
Good Shepherd has now made this video private on Youtube, but what apparently most people haven’t discovered is that this sad parish has their own Youtube channel, and there are dozens of other videos uploaded. These are mostly sanitized to remove many of the abuses/atrocities proclaimed by the deacon above as “brave new advances” (which is pathetic, they are actually 40 year old retread transgressions), but you can see below – if you can stand to watch – what a really modernist Novus Ordo looks, acts, and feels like.
For instance, in the Christmas Eve “homily” given by the now infamous deacon, the children are invited around the altar (naturally!), but the Gospel is delayed until after Deacon I’m a Star! gives his sage wisdom to the masses:
Wow. What brilliance. Let’s teach kids that Jesus Christ is just like Santa Claus, just another myth from your youth to be forgotten when you grow up. Truly, this man is the 21st century heir of St. John Chrysostom.
They actually had a fairly full house at that Mass. It appears that on many Sundays, they are averaging maybe 100 souls – probably a good deal less – at each of their two Masses:
Advance the video to about 3 minutes in and you’ll see the few lonely souls there in the
pews comfy theater seats.
This “parish” in fact no longer has a priest assigned, it is now under the direction of the obviously heterodox Deacon “Sandy” and a female pastoral administrator. You can find all this out at their parish website, along with the fact that attendance has been falling for years. I don’t think this sad excuse for a parish is long for this world.
If you have time to waste, as we did Friday night, you can browse the many disturbing videos uploaded to the Good Shepherd Youtube channel.
This kind of garbage is still far, far too prevalent, but most pastors/deacons/lay women/whatever running parishes like this are generally smart enough not to broadcast themselves to the world as a salutary lesson in everything the Catholic Church should not be. I would imagine Good Shepherd, the worldly sermons, the liturgical abuses, would even turn off all but the most liberal protestants. As it plainly has most Catholics, or even Katholycs, given the pathetic attendance even on Sunday.
These places aren’t long for the world, but they continue to lead souls away from true faith in Jesus Christ.
The Saints on Sodomy February 20, 2014Posted by tantamergo in Basics, catachesis, Christendom, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, priests, Saints, scandals, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
My kids, and I to a very limited extent, have been enjoying the Olympics. I have allowed the rabbit ears to be plugged in for the duration, but after this weekend they are going away at least until football season. I won’t miss it. We’ve had to turn off the volume during commercials, avert our eyes, and put up with NBC’s reflexive, Putin-pumping leftism.
But the worst part of the Olympics hasn’t been on TV, it’s been Google and their increasingly strident pro-sodomy stance. Earlier, they were using the sodomite’s blasphemous use of the rainbow – the sign instituted by God as a covenant between Himself and man AFTER the sins of sodom and gomorrah forced Him to destroy the world – as their “Google doodle” in support of the Olympics. You can see how it ties together:
Vox Cantoris has some quotes from the Saints on the hideous sin of sodomy, and its feminine twin in debauchery:
Saint Augustine is categorical in the combat against sodomy and similar vices. The great Bishop of Hippo writes: “Sins against nature, therefore, like the sin of Sodom, are abominable and deserve punishment whenever and wherever they are committed.” (Rom. 1:26). (St. Augustine,Confessions, Book III, chap. 8) [Tell us again, friends of Sodom, how those 5 cities were really destroyed for being insufficiently congenial hosts? What kind of a monster do you make God into? Destroying cities, killing hundreds of thousands, for not exercising sufficient hospitality? Please! It was about perverse sex, one of the four sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance! That is the abomination God cannot abide.]
Saint John Chrysostom writes: “All passions are dishonorable, for the soul is even more prejudiced and degraded by sin than is the body by disease; but the worst of all passions is lust between men… There is nothing, absolutely nothing more mad or damaging than this perversity.” (St. John Chrysostom, In Epistulam ad Romanos IV) [Is that clear enough?]
Saint Peter Damian’s Liber Gomorrhianus [Book of Gomorrah], addressed to Pope Leo IX, is considered the principal work against homosexuality. It reads: “Just as Saint Basil establishes that those who incur sins [against nature] … should be subjected not only to a hard penance but a public one, and Pope Siricius prohibits penitents from entering clerical orders, one can clearly deduce that he who corrupts himself with a man through the ignominious squalor of a filthy union does not deserve to exercise ecclesiastical functions, since those who were formerly given to vices … become unfit to administer the Sacraments.” (St. Peter Damian, Liber Gomorrhianus, cols. 174f) [Too bad we didn't have a St. Peter Damian around in the US Church during the past several decades]
Saint Thomas Aquinas, writing about sins against nature, explains: “However, they are called passions of ignominy because they are not worthy of being named, according to that passage in Ephesians (5:12): ‘For the things that are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.’ For if the sins of the flesh are commonly censurable because they lead man to that which is bestial in him, much more so is the sin against nature, by which man debases himself lower than even his animal nature.” (St. Thomas Aquinas, Super Epistulas Sancti Pauli Ad Romanum I, 26, pp. 27f)
Saint Bernardine of Siena, a preacher of the fifteenth century, writes: “No sin has greater power over the soul than the one of cursed sodomy, which was always detested by all those who lived according to God….. Such passion for undue forms borders on madness. This vice disturbs the intellect, breaks an elevated and generous state of soul, drags great thoughts to petty ones, makes [men] pusillanimous and irascible, obstinate and hardened, servilely soft and incapable of anything. Furthermore, the will, being agitated by the insatiable drive for pleasure, no longer follows reason, but furor.” (St. Bernardine of Siena, Predica XXXIX, in Le prediche volgari (Milan: Rizzoli, 1936), pp. 869ff.)