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More Minneapolis liturgical abuse – this time, with Moloch! April 15, 2014

Posted by tantamergo in Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, Liturgy, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, the enemy, the return.
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Amazingly, there is a tabernacle somewhere within what I am sure is called “the worship space.”  How you like these apples?:

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What is the deal with progressives and puppets!

Do you think that leering bull-like figure above looks disturbing like the demonic god moloch/baal?  Do they know what used to happen to babies within baal’s searing arms?  Human sacrifice?

Oh wait……how many of these folks are perfectly fine with abortion?

Is that supposed to be the Consecration above?  Or is that a re-enactment of the Last Supper?  Why are their animals in the upper room?  Why are their women?  This makes no sense.  It’s like they crossed the Nativity with the Last Supper.  Maybe someone gets this better than I.  I’m also not sure how prevalent jackrabbits and raccoons are in the Holy Land.

Why does everything look so hideous and poorly done?

The group that put on this little exhibition is called “Heart of the Beast” puppet theater.  Revealing?

Sheesh……die nervous disorder, die.  Another 50 kids (or 15, or however many were there) pretty much lost to the Faith forever, invincibly convinced this, this stupidity, this hassattery, is what Catholicism is.

The push is on to redefine Catholic practice on divorce, bigamy April 15, 2014

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Before I leave for a much needed break during this holiest of weeks, I would feel negligent if I did not share this excellent article which summarizes the maneuvering ongoing at the highest levels of the Church regarding Cardinal Kasper’s seemingly highly dangerous push to radically redefine Catholic Dogma on marriage, divorce, bigamy, and reception of the Blessed Sacrament, while pretending to leave that same Dogma “in place.”  The goal is change the practice while pretending to leave the Dogmas untouched.  This is impossible.  It pretends to separate belief from practice: in theological terms, orthodoxy (right belief), from orthopraxis (right action).

That this entire push is hinged on a silly proposition (the early Church permitted divorce!  Wrong.) that has already been shown to be incredibly, demonstrably false, is all the more disconcerting.

The article was originally published in the German site Katholisches.  Some of the translation is rough.  The article is also very long, much of which is recapping events of the past 6 months or so.  But the portion that discusses the February consistory, whence Cardinal Kasper’s erroneous proposition was first broached, then ridiculed, is very important.  I am going to try to clean up some of the translation from Tancred, if he doesn’t mind:

Pope Francis, however, despite substantive silence, the one who has called the Synods of Bishops on the topic of family. With his consent,  his new secretary of the Synod of Bishops, the present Cardinal Baldisseri, has directed a questionnaire to all the bishops of the world. Dealing with the questionnaire has made visible ​​the determination progressive pressure groups who want to change the Catholic moral teaching. Even so, it did not lead to rethinking in Rome. The path continues. Instead,  Pope Francis commissioned Cardinal Walter Kasper,   with a lecture at the cardinal consistory in late February. Neutrality is different.[I think this is saying, this was not a neutral presentation.  Kasper's talk was engineered as a showcase for his modernist novelties, without rebuttal]  For a proper debate about balance and to signal that,  the pope could have appointed two speakers of different perspectives. For the dutiful defense of Catholic teaching on marriage, he would have to employ  an orthodox  advocate for the Doctrine of the Faith. But nothing of the sort occurred. The Pope decided on Cardinal Kasper, whose unorthodox position on the issue has been known at least since the 90s.  A position that was rejected by both  Pope Benedict XVI., and  previously Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. Just as they have  now been rejected by today’s Prefect,  Gerhard  Ludwig Müller, Cardinal before the consistory. We may recognize in the papal decision in favoring Kasper,  a unilateral advocacy, and in Cardinal Kasper if not the voice of the Pope, so at least a trial balloon, which was allowed to ascend, to test the reactions and resistances. [This is an interpretation.  Is it correct? I tend to think it may well be, but it's difficult to say.  It was very strange that Cardinal Kasper was given the opportunity to, more or less, evangelize the cardinals on his novelty, without presentation of any opposing view. It was also clear Pope Francis was communicating his strong support for Cardinal Kasper's views]

The partisanship engaged unambiguous underlining  in effusive praise for Kasper, which  Pope Francis on the morning after his speech to the cardinals formulated his response.  The reaction to Kasper’s oratory, in whom there was a cunningly palatable formula,  was quite energetic. Against the horse trading suggested by  the German theologian   (to pretend that everything remains the same, but in reality, everything would change), protest arose more loudly. The most vocal of the Cardinals in the discussion disagreed with Kasper.

With fanatical  praise it was obvious the Pope wanted to rush to the rescue of the German Cardinal. The downright ecstatic, but not very believable assertion that the strategy   formulated by Kasper – a strategy formulated precisely to get rid of the Church’s teaching on marriage – is at a crucial point “theology on his knees”, makes it hard to deny representing the Pope’s  closeness  to  Kasper’s new course.  [Many took that to be an endorsement, especially among the cardinals who were there]

……..I’ll condense a bit, you can read the original at the link above.  The article then goes on to note the perplexing fact that the cardinals in attendance had absolute silence imposed on them regarding the discussions at the Synod, but then someone obviously close to Kasper and/or Pope Francis leaked the text.  The article posits this was done to use the tactic of poisoning the well, which posits that he who gets his message out first, tends to dominate the debate.  Was such intentional?  Who knows, but it would be far from unprecedented from some of this crowd, including Kasper, to use procedural tricks they then, suddenly, exempt themselves from, to shape a debate to their own advantage.

However, forestalling this advantage, the Italian daily Il Foglio that was to publish Kasper’s talk, first (and very responsibly, I might add) engaged an “opposition” to provide a contrary viewpoint. Thus, Kasper’s text appeared side by side with the great Roberto de Mattei’s rebuttal. This apparently sent Kasper into a rage – if the article is correct.  Picking back up:

Kasper foamed. Even days later, he gave his anger free reign in an interview with Vatican Radio.  Apparently, in a modification of the original intent and as a countermeasure to the Foglio strike he now  had published  even in the Osservatore Romano, the semi-official newspaper of the Vatican, the final copy of Kasper’s and the Preface to the speech, now currently under pressure.

The Osservatore Romano could be relied upon to offer   strong praise from  Pope Francis to  Kasper, after numerous cardinals had taken their position against remarried divorcees. This praise opened the privilege to the German cardinal to be printed in  L’Osservatore Romano, which would hardly have been possible without such consent of the Pope.

Kasper’s position should therefore be given visibility and authority within the Church. The confidentiality obligation was and is still obvious to all cardinals and their contributions to the discussion in the Consistory, with a single exception: Walter Kasper. Only for him did Pope Francis lift  the obligation to secrecy. Why such a privilege when all the “opinions” are taken into account? The Pope hung a muzzle so that all the Cardinals who defended the Catholic doctrine on the sacrament of marriage,   and allowed only   the dissenting opinion the right to speak. This is a one-sided preference for a certain position and the disability of another equal.

The result was that not only the Osservatore Romano , but also other official Church media, especially the newspapers of some Episcopal Conferences felt obliged to reprint Kasper. In contrast to Il Foglio , however, they lacked any counter position. The only one that was granted  the exclusive right to raise his voice in the daily newspaper of the Holy See was Kasper. All the other cardinals and their speeches in the consistory have been kept silent.  [Perhaps I'm just too jaded, but I have a hard time not seeing in all this some orchestrated campaign to endorse Kasper's modernist gambit and keep opposing views from print as much as possible.]

. ———-End Quote————

Obviously a lot of inside baseball. But it has all the makings of a very debauched realpolitik power struggle being played out in public, with Church Dogma basically held hostage by a progressive agenda seeking to advance their radical vision for the Church – a vision which after being partially implemented wreaked utter devastation.

The article ends with discussion of the completely discredited 1977 study which pretended to suddenly discover, magically, like!, that the early Church was just fine and dandy with bigamists receiving the Blessed Sacrament.  The article points out the very strange coincidence that this unmissed and almost entirely forgotten book from 1977 suddenly – also magically, like! –  was republished late last year.  Just in time for the consistory and upcoming Synod, just when Kasper was ready for his big push.

The political aspects of this are such that it is truly trying to the Faith, seeing just how much materialist will-to-power is on display.  A great exhibition of leftism in action, but within the Church.

I should end with one clear note: what is really being debated here is not so much divorce or remarriage, but whether public sinners can be admitted to the Blessed Sacrament.  No one is going to “undo” Christ’s very clear guidance to us: remarriage while your spouse is still alive constitutes bigamy and adultery (yes, we have American annulment factories, but that’s a whole different topic). So what is being debated is whether it’s OK for those who persist in an objective state of mortal sin and in a public manner be allowed to blaspheme the Blessed Sacrament. You probably should read the whole thing.

Liturgical Abuse: Blessing pagan stones at Mass in Minnesota April 14, 2014

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Warning, the music in the video below will require significant amounts of brain bleach to eradicate.

It seems there has been a severe abuse ongoing at Masses in the troubled Archdiocese of Minneapolis for some time.  Stones used in what seem obviously to be pagan worship services are blessed during Novus Ordo Masses.  According to Tancred at Eponymous Flower, these stones are said to be the bones of the “Earth Mother” and are heated by fire for use in sweat lodges and accompanying spirit journeys:

This profanation you see above?  The priest calls it “The Transubstantiation of the Blessed Earthen Rock Ceremony.”  It is confirmed this takes place as part of the, ahem, Mass.  So, what….the rock turns into our Lord and Savior?  That is straight up blasphemy, in addition to being the gravest sacrilege.

First of all, much Native American spirituality is animist and overtly pagan.  Secondly, these rituals and their use have strong new age overtones, finding the “god” within, and all that.  Thirdly, the entire practice of sweat lodges and “spirit journeys” (the latter very common in new age, which has adopted a great deal of Native American spirituality) is disordered to say the least, since it involves self-hypnosis and opens one up to potential demonic influence.  Some might argue the entire pagan, animist practice is demonic.

As such, do we really have to say it has no place in a Catholic Mass? Is this the much vaunted “inculturation” about which we hear so much with regard to disordered/abusive presentations of the Novus Ordo?

Tancred reports this has gone on in Minneapolis for years, and that the Archdiocese is well aware.  In a normal time, one would have to ask, how can this be, but we are not in a normal time. In fact, things like this are so common, and exasperation so rife among the faithful, that many have become either beaten down or cynical.

It is difficult not to see scandals like this, and the failure to terminate them immediately, as just one more sign of a profound lack of faith among our Church leaders, and one more tendency towards being far more concerned with men and their opinions, than with God and His just Rights.  It is also difficult not to see in this, once again, the perversion of incredibly sacred Catholic practice with some foolish, uninspired, and dangerous “ecumenism.”  This seems the trend in almost all Catholic ecumenism: sacred rites are profaned to grant some special privilege to a separated sect or some completely alien (and incompatible) religion, while there is rarely if ever a quid pro quo from the other side.  It’s just more banality, more watering down, more humanism, more laziness, more cowering, and more soft leftism.

I’m very tired of it.  But I don’t matter. What matters, I wholeheartedly believe, is that it is profoundly offensive to God.  And all these abuses will have to be answered for some day.

This priest, Fr. Michael Tegeder, obviously needs a lot of prayers.  An aging hippy with a well receded hair line and a sad ponytail…….he’s like a walking cliche of the nightmare post-VII priest.  I also strongly suggest making Communions of reparation for this blasphemy against Our Crucified Lord and the Holy Ghost.

Here’s some brainwash:

Mas.  If have a hard time seeing that lollipop garbage in the nightmare video at the top as being in the same religion:

 

Archbishop Aquila begs assistance to defeat abhorrent pro-abort bill April 14, 2014

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I can remember when Colorado was a normal state.  Conservative, even.  Then hundreds of thousands of Californians, having wrecked their own state, moved in.  The state is now really divided, but the leftists have the upper hand in the state government.  Lord, please never let that happen here.

The radicals, who have also passed stupid laws against certain kinds of firearms, have a new bill called Senate Bill 175. According to Archbishop of Denver Samuel Aquila, it basically seeks to enshrine abortion in Colorado law forever, and forestall any future pro-life legislation:

If you haven’t yet heard, there is a very troubling bill being debated in the Colorado State Senate next week. Senate Bill 175, touted as the “Reproductive Health Freedom Act,” passed on a party line vote in committee this past Thursday. I am grateful to every person who showed up to oppose the radical bill.

This over-reaching piece of legislation would essentially shut down any attempt to pass life-affirming legislation in Colorado ever again. More than that, it enshrines the “right to abortion” into Colorado law. It’s being praised by anti-life organizations such as NARAL and ThinkProgress as “the first of its kind” in the country and “ambitious.”  It enshrines the culture of death into law and ignores science.
This bill would prevent lawmakers from enacting laws such as ultrasound requirements, which we all know—particularly from the work of the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative here in Colorado—have done so much to give mothers vital information about their pregnancy, and thus save countless children from imminent death.

It prevents common sense regulations like waiting periods, restrictions on abortion pills (particularly for minors), and parental notification policies. Advocates of this bill seek the absolute “right to abortion” for girls as young as 10 or 11 without a parent’s knowledge, guidance or advice. Parents are seen as unfit in the moral guidance of their children.

Finally, this bill would eliminate abortion clinic health code regulations, which pro-abortion advocates label as “burdensome.” Remember Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia, and the horrific images and stories of women nearly dying on the abortionist’s table?

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that pro-aborts are trying this.  Over the past few years, state legislatures around the country have imposed numerous restrictions on abortion, one of the most effective being that enacted here in Texas just last year.  SAMSUNG

Abortion is absolutely, 100% critical for the entire sexular pagan program to destroy Christian culture.  The very destructive culture that has been deliberately visited upon the former Christendom over the past 100 years requires abortion.  All these things: contraception, fornication, adultery, sexual depravity, divorce,etc., require abortion as their backstop.  It is fornication, “living together,” hooking up, etc,. among “heterosexuals” that drives the entire sexular pagan agenda. There simply are not, as of yet, enough sodomites, polyamorists, and other perverts to destroy a culture. But getting the vast majority of “normal” people, even “Christian” people, to engage in these immoral activities has been the very vehicle of the sexular pagan revolution.

Fornication sells.  Fornication/adultery backed up with the use of contraception has led millions to leave any true semblance of the practice of Christianity, and into lives of wantonness that are unprecedented in their scope and banality.  But since contraception often and always (over enough time) fails, abortion is 100% absolutely vital to the entire sexular pagan leftist program.  The entire advance of leftism in the West has been due to decay in sexual morality.  So the entire leftist program depends utterly on abortion.

duckfront_0So, they are willing to do anything, give up anything, to keep abortion around.  And since there has been much recent success in nibbling away at baby killing at the state level, they are now seeking to stop that through their own legislative activity.  I take this as a very serious attempt to stop all progress in pro-life laws, at least in Colorado.  Which is a shame, because Colorado did not used to be a state that would embrace such a thing, and I know there are still many, many good, faithful souls there.

Archbishop Aquila asks for everyone to take some time to pray that this bill be stopped.  You can also contact the Colorado Catholic Conference, or, better yet, look up the bill’s supporters in the Colorado Senate and contact them directly.  The bill’s two sponsors are Senators Andy Kerr and Jeanne Nicholson.

Perhaps you could, in your charity, offer up a Rosary that this horrific bill be blocked and defeated.  Or a Novena.  There have been many small steps to see abortion made more difficult to obtain around the country.  There has been a good deal of progress in the past few years. But that could all be undone should measures like this gain support, and, God forbid, one day wind up at the Supreme Court, where anything can happen.

As a final aside, I will also pray that we will one day see our own good Bishop Farrell offer a Mass directly outside a mill, as Bishop Sheridan just did, or at least have a constant presence of priests offering prayers, performing exorcisms, and the like.   A 20 mile Good Friday procession is a wonderful thing, but one Mass offered outside one of these mills would be such a blow to satan and his many eager human acolytes, that the pro-aborts may never recover.

That’s something I’ll keep praying for.  And I’ll also pray that Archbishop Aquila grow ever more faithful and participate more and more in the restoration of the Faith.

More TLMs will help.

 

Yes! Someone else gets it! April 11, 2014

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I’ve probably been spending too much time reading secular blogs of late…..if this one qualified.  Robert Stacy McCain is at least a moderately devout evangelical protestant and father of 6, even if he does have an unfortunate tendency to give fly to really impure language and imagery.  He needs to stop doing that.

But there is no other writer out there I’ve found that has tackled the sick marxist dogma of feminism better than he has.  Further, he has made the connection that feminism as a movement is about destroying the family as the prime building block of society, either out of twisted hatred or to better groom souls to accept government as their savior, lord, and master.

He had a post yesterday   [content warning, you might not want to go there] discussing the new phenomenon of “heterosexual guilt syndrome.” Primarily afflicting women (but I’m sure men are not far behind), y0uth today are being so groomed into radical feminist ideology (and remember, a feminist is just a marxist lesbian) that they actually feel guilt for NOT falling into this grave perversion.  As an indicator of how utterly upside down Western “culture” has become, this is a pretty good one: Sodom and Sapphos are so utterly triumphant among elite opinion-shapers, young people today (well, ok, at least leftist young people, but that’s many if not most of them) actually wish they were sodomites so that they could bask in all the culturally-driven glory:

The “Girls” star thanked her sister Grace, now 22, saying, “I have always felt a strong and emotional connection to members of the LGBTQ community. It was actually a huge disappointment for me when I came of age and realized that I was sexually attracted to men. So when my sister came out, I thought, ‘Thank God, now someone in this family can truly represent my beliefs and passions.’”

So obviously this Lena Dunham character is deeply depraved and deranged, as evidenced by the pornographic show she produces for HBO.  But this phenomenon is hardly limited to her alone.  A radical feminist university professor has noted that she can no longer teach her students elementary aspects of biology – such as that, men and women, and males and females of any species, are different! – without attracting hoots and catcalls of “homophobia:”

I wanted them to find their way to the notion that it’s not “heteronormative” to recognize that sex is an evolutionarily adaptive  [God-given, my edit] reproduction strategy that, in humans, involves males and females; it’s just our biology, and there’s a complex, mutually interacting relationship between the biological and the social. I’ve been working toward that all semester. But they have not gotten there.

That is to say, this feminist university professor has found that her students already have such deeply ingrained, powerfully shaped notions regarding human sexuality and even biology – notions entirely shaped by radical sodomite rhetoric – that she cannot get them to accept basic facts like: men and women are different, there is a natural order to sexuality that is conceived to perpetuate the species, etc.

As we saw in the Charlotte, ahem, Catholic High School debacle, even Catholic students, or maybe especially Catholic students, are so deeply convicted of these homosexualist errors and depravities that they simply will not be told otherwise, that so-called homosexuality is not inborn, is not natural, and is in fact a profound perversion (something that should be obvious from the natural law, let alone theologically) of the created order.  But to say such nowadays is tantamount to heresy.  And people are being, effectively, burned at the stake over this nightmare. The poor nun that did nothing but repeat constant Catholic Dogma and some relevant sociological data has now been cashiered and will probably never be seen in public again.  That is the power of the sodomite lobby, and all the errors it has perpetuated.

What’s the end game?  As I said at the top, and as RS McCain notes, it’s to end the family as the building block of society:

Yet this phenomenon — Feminist Heterosexual Guilt Syndrome — is implicit in contemporary liberal culture, which holds that sex is merely a form of pleasure, without any spiritual or moral dimension, to be regulated only by mutual consent. Liberalism’s apparent neutrality toward the sexual preferences of consenting adults, however, is belied by the incessant cheerleading for contraception, abortion and homosexuality. Contraception and abortion are necessary to the liberal project of diverting women from the path toward marriage and motherhood by suppressing their natural fertility. And homosexuality is celebrated by liberals as part of the same project, to de-legitimize the traditional family as a normative social institution.

And these folks just keep moving the ball forward.  The effort heretofore has been to normalize sodomy and its female equivalent – now the effort is to convince people that everyone is at least a latent sodomite and to convince all – or as many as possible – that homosexuality is “naturally” superior.  There is a growing movement among marxist lesbians to assail all heterosexual relations as “rape.”  They claim women naturally “hate” men and and are repulsed by them, and it is only the oppressive patriarchy and patriarchal cultural conditioning that results in women having sex with men.  Black is white, up is down, Laverne is Shirley: there is no depth to the depravity that will come so long as people forget God.

Ultimately, they want everyone to be like them. Having even a small minority reject their claims is enough to drive them nuts, because they still have the law of God written on their hearts.  And even if, in some nightmare future, they do convince almost everyone to embrace sodomy, they will still be miserable and angry and refuse to understand why.  Because God will remain, and so will His Law, and they will remain counter to it.

You may say, oh TE, slow down, you’re getting too excited.  If you chart back all the progressive claims these radicals have made in the area of sexuality, you can see how the most radical claims, the most egregious, laughable stuff, suddenly becomes the accepted norm, and shortly thereafter, required belief, 15-20 years after the first outbreak of the new level of error.  Same-sex marriage was first posited on a serious level about 20 years ago.  Everyone laughed.  Not so funny anymore.  Leftist academics first began really arguing for legalized abortion, out in the public, starting in the early-mid 50s. In 1973, they got it. Now they’re arguing that all heterosexual relations are rape.

I wouldn’t laugh.

Sebelius’ Reign of Terror Is Over April 11, 2014

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Cruella Deville has outlived her usefulness for the Zero.  She’s been thrown under the bus, like so many before her, ostensibly due to the manifold failures of Obamacare:

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned from the Obama administration, a move that comes just months after Americans started signing up for health insurance coverage under Obamacare.

President Barack Obama accepted her resignation earlier this week and will nominate the Office of Management and Budget’s Sylvia Matthews Burwell, 48, as the next head of the HHS, the New York Times reported.

The new head of HHS is just a younger version of the same:

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Is a hair brush too much to ask?  What?

Burwell is not Catholic, at least.  So maybe she’ll actually have more respect for Catholic belief than an invincibly convinced heretic.

What am I saying?!?  She’s a lefty, and already, during the government shutdown theater of last fall, she was the one that directed stupid, draconian steps – like closing national monuments that cost nothing to operate – in order to amp up the pressure on Republicans. She’s a Clinton loyalist, so I think we know her.  She’s obviously pro-abort to the core, or she wouldn’t have gotten the job.

Meet the new boss, same as the old.

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Does Sebelius have a reputation left to detract from?

Michael Voris on the homofascist tyranny April 10, 2014

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Good word.  Good video, but the first minute plus is ads for future programs.

Christians are derided as “Christofascists” merely for maintaining that what was always believed to be a sin, still is.

Homofascism is something entirely different: it is a real movement to so utterly crush all dissent from the now dominant open cultural obeisance towards perversion that such dissent is all but impossible.  It is incredible how quickly this has occurred, it makes the previous social revolutions seem placid by comparison.

An interesting thought – the internet was billed as a wonderful vehicle for empowerment and letting the little guy have a voice. But through the constant barrage of certain messages, and even more chillingly, thought police that roam the internet, reporting heretics and singling them out for annihilation, the internet is increasingly becoming a vehicle for severe repression and social control.  Unless one has a large and vocal following, like Phil Robertson, one can see their life destroyed via one of these internet campaigns.  As we move forward, many of us (heh) may be made to suffer for things we’ve said or done at one point or another on the internet.

It might just turn out, as Ferrara argues, that so many of these man-made means of granting liberty are a chimera, not only doomed to fail, but doomed to become instruments of repression.  It is one of the highest ironies of our age that in our supposedly “free, liberal” democracies, government is far more invasive, rapacious, and less responsive to individual needs than were the “tyrannical” monarchies of the former Catholic social order.

I don’t intend to go deeply into that topic right now, but you might want to think about whether that might be true.

 

 

Reason #10,875 for homeschooling – trans-type teaching 5th graders April 10, 2014

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And here I just did a post about detraction.  But seeing this has already been covered by secular blogs way, way bigger than mine, I think it fits under the definition of public knowledge.

One might expect this in San Francisco or New York, but not Lumberton, Texas. For those outside Texas (and probably many within), Lumberton is small logging town deep in the pine forests of SE Texas (yes, Texas has forests).  The school district there has actually been the site of a number of scandals of late, from teachers proselytizing for Obama and bashing conservatives to having students dress up in burqas as part of some kind of goofy multi-culti foolishness.  Even though the area is probably 60% hardcore conservative, the district apparently hired a left-liberal superintendent.

In this case, a man who was married and straight up male acting until about 2 years ago, when he went through a traumatic divorce, has now decided he is a woman and has been working as a substitute teacher for 5th graders at a Lumberton school.  There seems a tight correlation between the divorce and the sudden discovery of this poor soul’s “true identity” (talk about Stockholm Syndrome).

So the whole thing’s a mess, and the future employment of this very lost soul will be debated at the school board meeting in Lumberton tonight:

I first heard about the issue when my youngest brother came home and told me about the kids talking about a male substitute teacher that was in a different class. This teacher was signing his name as Mrs. I thought that was strange, but I did not realize the extent of what was going on until I heard Chip Darby talking about the issue on freedom 1300. Apparently there was a male teacher wearing a dress and makeup at the Lumberton Intermediate School.

The teacher’s name is Laura Jane Klug (born Kurt Klug). I looked him up on Facebookand what I found was an emotionally disturbed and confused older man. He has not always wanted to be a woman.

According to a note he posted on his Facebook page on July 7th, 2011 titled “How Much More Can I Take?” Kurt Klug was emotionally distraught and seemingly ready to give in with his life because of the pain of his female wife leaving him. The pain and distraught of his wife leaving him must have driven him to decide that he wanted to become a woman. [So much for born that way] From 2011 until now, Kurt changed his name to Laura Jane Klug and started dressing up like a woman and acting like a woman……

Let me get one thing straight, I do not hate this man, nor am I angry at him. I feel bad for him. [Ditto]  He was so hurt and emotionally distraught that he was driven to wanting a radical change. [In fact, this is the second such story I've read in the past two months, where a divorce drove a formerly normal man into embracing extreme perversion.  It is a gross perversion of nature for people to pretend to be the other sex.  Sacred Scripture repeatedly decries people who fall into such extreme confusion/perversion as balefully sinful.]  He seems like he was and maybe still is a Christian, [deep East Texas is mission territory for the Church]  but he is certainly hurting and has lost his way. We all have issues and this is his issue.

That being said, a school house with young, impressionable, easily distracted and easily confused children is not the place for this man to be. The school has very strict dress codes and boys cannot even have long hair. The environment is controlled to minimize distractions so that the students can learn. Like it or not, a transvestite is a distraction. Not only that, he frightened and confused many students who then went home to their parents who had to have age inappropriate conversations with their children.

So, we’ll see how this plays out. Many parents are outraged, but, shockingly, some parents are supportive.  That’s an indicator of just how nutso upside down the world has become.  But that dang TV signal reaches Lumberton as well as just about anywhere else in the contiguous US.  And TV has perverted the thinking of millions.

There are several reports that this teacher is a huge distraction. Apparently, he’s doesn’t pass very well for a woman.  And many kids are confused.  In a sane time, such a troubled individual as someone who can’t even decide what sex they are would never be a candidate for a teacher.

I won’t go into detail on the stats again, but while negative life outcomes for aficionados of the sins of sodom and sapphos are many times higher those for without those proclivities, those for trans-types are literal orders of magnitude higher.  No single population group is more prone to suicide, drug abuse, suicidal sexual behavior, deliberate self-inflicted injury, severe mental problems, or general unhappiness than those who have become so confused and lost as to no longer know what sex they are. The suicide rate for transgender types is over 33%.

I know most of my readers are well aware that the public schools are no place for their children. But examples like this aside, they might not be the very worst place for your kids.  A priest the other night ranked methods of educating children from best to worst, so far as keeping your kids in the Faith:

  1. Homeschooling
  2. A very rare, private, non-diocesan good Catholic school
  3. Private evangelical protestant school
  4. Public schools
  5. Diocesan Catholic schools

And in fact, diocesan “Catholic” schools are a very distant 5th place; your kids are much better off in public schools than in diocesan Catholic schools, because in those schools – very rare exceptions aside – kids here from people who call themselves Catholic, and especially authority figures, “oh, you don’t have to believe that!”  Or, “we don’t believe that anymore.”  And these kids become so lost and so convicted of error, because they’ve heard it from Catholic authority figures, that it takes a literal moral miracle to convert them back.

And it was through Catholic education that much of the revolution within and against the Church was executed.  Numerous religious orders fell into the modernist heresy during the course of the 1950s and 60s, and they subsequently formed an entire generation of young Catholics in that heresy.  Those formerly young Catholics are the old grey heads around nowadays that continue to clamor for impossibilities like womyn priestesseses and Catholic acceptance of abortion. Frankly, most of those 60s kids fell away from the Faith decades ago.  There have been very few of those moral miracles the priest related.

Very scary – the coming “new world order church?” April 9, 2014

Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, Basics, disaster, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, Sacraments, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, the enemy.
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That is what That The Bones You have Crushed May Thrill is calling the scandal of the spectacle surrounding the baptism of a baby – conceived using techniques that would have shocked Dr. Frankenstein – born into a lesbian couple in Argentina: the “new world order church.”  Those parents also received Confirmation, in spite of manifestly persisting in an unchaste relationship (there is no doubt these women are not chaste, the art they produce is pornographic).

If you want to see the “glorious” moment, watch this:

I know there are arguments on both sides of the debate on whether baptism should have been granted to this baby. Certainly, the child has done nothing wrong.  But infant baptism is supposed to be based on the idea that the child will be raised in a moral, virtuous Catholic home.  The faith of the parents and godparents is called upon to instill the same faith in the child until that child comes of age to develop their own faith.

Claiming that these women can somehow provide that basis in faith is, to me, ludicrous.  It is scandalous as all get out, like letting a satanist couple have their child baptized (Dear Lord, is that next?).  It seems to me to make a mockery of the faith.  An unchaste, porn-producing lesbian couple cannot be considered to be faithful! And their baby was produced by a method the church abhors – in vitro fertilization through the use of donated sperm!

The fact that this baptism was so heavily publicized (largely at the couple’s behest) indicates to me that this entire event was orchestrated strictly for advancing “the cause.”  We know adherents to “the cause” have many friends in the – far, far too many.  I also have to wonder if it is any coincidence that this baptism occurred in Argentina, certainly the first such scandalous baptisms to occur in South America, and quite possibly the world.  Is a none-too-subtle message being sent?

Is this the Church’s 21st century understanding of mercy, that sin, basically, doesn’t matter, all that matters is that people – no matter how distant their hearts are from Jesus Christ and His Church – go through a few public ceremonies of the Faith and give a sort of wink and a nod to Jesus, while their real god is themselves?  But I thought the pope was violently against this kind of crass formalism?

Dark days ahead.  The priest at the catechism class last night was explicating how the sodom and sapphos crowd are going to be the prime instigators of the persecution, within and without the Church. Be prepared to see those who loathe, hate, denounce, and torment you the most call themselves “Catholic.”

Lord, have mercy on us.

Rules for avoiding bad books, films, magazines, internet, etc April 9, 2014

Posted by tantamergo in Basics, catachesis, Christendom, error, General Catholic, priests, reading, scandals, secularism, Society, the enemy, true leadership, Virtue.
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A priest at a catechism class last night gave us a handout that summarizes the general laws which guided the former (and much missed) Index of Forbidden Books.  The Index served as a guide or warning system to prevent Catholics from falling into error by reading a bad, dangerous book.  St. Alphonsus Liguori observed in his immensely fruitful life that one bad book could destroy an entire monastery.  For centuries, the Church, in her beneficent wisdom, kept a list of books that were dangerous to one’s Faith.  Of course, we pretend we are much too mature to need such a thing anymore, and so millions of Catholics have fallen into error or even apostasy.

The guidelines below were written with books or other written publications in mind but apply to films, TV shows, and especially the internet. Anything which possesses characteristics listed below is to be avoided:

  • Books which designedly defend, propagate, or persuade people to accept heresy or schism. [This could be any book on religion written by protestants, new agers, etc]
  • Books which undertake to destroy the truths which are fundamental to religion, e.g., the existence of God, the spirituality of the soul, the freedom of the will, the possibility of Divine Revelation or of miracles, etc. [Darwin, Dawkins, de Chardin, many other modernist writers]
  • Books which assiduously attack either natural religion, or the Catholic Faith, or good morals.  This does not include books which may make some slurring remark or which may include some brief objectionable passage; rather it refers to books which set forth many arguments or which devote th equivalent of a chapter to such purposes.
  • Books written by non-Catholics which professedly treat of religion, unless it is clear that they contain nothing of consequence contrary to the Catholic Faith. [Again, protestants, eastern religions, sexular pagans, etc]
  • Books which attack any article of the Catholic Faith, which assiduously defend any error condemned by the Holy See; which deride Divine Worship, or which attack, repudiate, or demean the concept of the hierarchy of the clerical state or of the religious life. [the Distorter, pretty much any liberal katholyc publication, many ostensible catechetical sources like St. Anthony's Messenger Press. websites like US Catholic......this one would have a very extensive list today]
  • Books which teach or propagate superstition and similar perversions of true religion [that movie Noah could fall under this one]
  • Books which defend as moral the practices of dueling, suicide, or divorce  [Obviously a bit dated, you could extend this today, given how far we've fallen, to contraception, abortion, support for pretend marriage, etc]
  • Books which present masonry and similar secret sects, not as pernicious, but as useful to the Church and civil society
  • Books relating new miracles, prophesies, visions, etc., or promoting devotional novelties, when they are published in spite of canonical regulations. [cough.......Medg........cough cough]
  • Books which publicize spurious indulgences, or those proscribed or revoked by the Holy See
  • Any images of our Lord, the Blessed Virgin, or the Angels and Saints which are not in keeping with the spirit and decrees of the Church.
  • Editions and translations of the Sacred Scriptures which are published by non-Catholics
  • Books which professedly discuss, describe, or teach impure topics [Geez....this could be a massive list today.  50 Shades of Grey, the whole romance novel genre, almost all movies, TV shows......]

With some prayer and extrapolation, I think the above list can serve as a helpful guide for navigating the very difficult task or determining what is acceptable to read, watch, listen to, etc.  Some basic rules of thumb: on religious matters, it had better be written by a Catholic. Stay totally away from atheists, anti-Christian types, leftists generally, perversion, Mark Shea, satanists, astrologers, new agers……I could go on, but hopefully you get the point.

Anyway, I hope you find this useful and beneficial.  I think for the most part my reading/viewing habits correspond but there is one show I got sucked into of late that I probably should have avoided (True Detective).  Pretty scary stuff.

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