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satanic black mass held, thousands protest and Process September 22, 2014

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WARNING, some images and sounds of satanic activity are visible in the first video.  I strongly recommend turning sound off and averting eyes during the evil parts.

This country was founded on several gross errors, some of the gravest being the false idea of “religious freedom,” which in practice means official agnosticism if not atheism, and the idea that even the most perverse, disgusting acts somehow qualify as protected “speech” (OK, the last bit was not explicit at the founding, but has come to be held as a sacred shibboleth by the purveyors of leftism).  Historically, in Christendom, blasphemy was a very grave civil offense.  But that was long ago, and governments now, in a sense, endorse not only blasphemy but even offenses to God as infinite as the mocking of His Passion, Death, and Resurrection as re-presented in every Mass.

The black mass was held. I have not really tried to find out the details, but they claim no consecrated Host was used.  It seems there were also several other elements apparently missing from this “black mass” presentation.  But there was still immense ugliness, perversion, effrontery, and the gravest of offenses against the God whole so loves and created them.  Also on display were some very, very, very lost souls, souls who have such empty lives they are willing to commit even an act of ultimate evil in order to attract a bit of attention to barren existence. And that refers not only to those who committed this montrosity, but also those who, either through some desire to bask in the reflected darkness or out of some morbid sense of curiosity, witnessed this nightmare.

Two videos below on the atrocity, and the reaction.  The first covers bits of both, and, I have to say, gives a fair amount of coverage to the insane rantings of the satanists at the black mass itself.  I would really advise watching with the sound down, or only turning it on for those parts that are licit and not steeped in evil. Avert your eyes from the evil.  It may be best not to watch at all. For those who do want to see the reaction from thousands of faithful Catholics, see below. Thanks to reader MS for the link:

This video has more on the reaction with less objectionable content:

There was a large Procession, there were a couple thousand people, at least, protesting (though I saw one site that said 16,000), there was a lot of good witness, but, still, it happened.  It was not stopped.  That’s where we’re at.  That’s how weak we are.  Sorry, I don’t see any other way around it.  At least a couple of souls went beyond the bounds of what our government overlords saw as acceptable behavior and were arrested for trying to save the souls of those involved in this calamity.  Maybe I’m not supposed to say this, but good for them.  What is 1000 had rushed the doors?

But we Catholics have been conditioned to be nice, sheep-like Americans for 150 years, at least.  Don’t rock the boat!  Don’t offend the protestant majority!  Don’t make waves!  Infiltrate, don’t chastise!  Protestants are our brothers!  We shouldn’t judge “gays.”  Marriage is between a man and a woman, but “civil unions” might be OK!  Abortion is bad, but never mention the cause of the vast majority of them, contraception!  No one really goes to hell!  Muslims are our brothers!  We all believe in the same “god!” And on and on, until we got to where we got today?

So, how long before it becomes “protected speech” to bust open tabernacles and let horses drop their dung on Our Lord, as happened in the Cristiada?  And will the vast majority of our leaders hide their heads then, too?

If readers judge it advisable, I may delete the first video.

Blasphemous satanic black “mass” still scheduled for Sunday, Sept 21 September 16, 2014

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And I read somewhere it is “sold out,” whatever that means. Satan is indeed having a field day and then some.  How sad is that?

The infinitely evil affront against the Living God that is the black mass will, barring a miracle or some unforeseen event, take place this Sunday – although, it is believed, without a consecrated Host.  On Our Lord’s day, naturally. I do not know what kind of response is planned in OKC – I hope a very crowded and vociferous one.  At one time I did plan to travel to OKC to participate in any protests, but this dang staph infection  just doesn’t quite want to go away (please keep praying).  And, we must keep praying that this mass – which, by its very nature, recognizes in its blind hatred the existence of not only God but the Real Presence, but rejects the Love of both – will be cancelled.  The affair in Boston at least resulted with the satanists, as they should be, on the run, and having to conduct their evil under cover.  And that was all decided at the last minute, so there is still hope.

TFP Student Action, whatever you think of their parent organization, has pushed a petition that has over 50,000 signatures and is seeking to hit 100,000 before Sunday. The petition will be presented to Oklahoma City civic leaders prior to this sacrilege taking place.  If you haven’t signed it already, you might consider doing so:

I regret to inform you that satanists are still planning a “Black Mass” on city property at the Civic Center in Oklahoma City on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Please spread the word to all your friends so we can stop this sacrilege.  Your voice and prayers were decisive at Harvard University ­– the “Black Mass” there was stopped.  Canceled.  Saint Michael won a great victory that day. And God can win again.

Our first goal of 50,000 petitions has been achieved.  The new goal is now 100,000.  Your petition, together with many more, will be presented to the Civic Center, as well as the Mayor of Oklahoma City and the Governor of Oklahoma before September 21.

One news item refers to the “Black Mass” in these terms:  “A Religious Black Mass will be conducted as a public event to help educate the public about Religious Satanism.  Enjoy the delights of the Devil.”  [Was that proselytism for satan done by some newsie in ignorance, or forbearance? 

Registered sex offender Adam Daniels will be leading the anti-Catholic satanic ritual on public property.

Every black mass is a direct, deliberate and sinful act of hatred against God.  Typically, a Consecrated Host is stolen from a Catholic Church and then used to desecrate, mock and insult the Catholic Mass.  The Person of Our Lord Jesus Christ is attacked in a most vile and unspeakable manner.  These insults against God are not only offensive to Christians, but also repulsive to everyone of good will.

In this instance, maybe we should be like democrats – voting early and often.  If you have multiple e-mails addresses and a few convenient aliases…..

Locally, I know some parishes will be having Adoration in reparation for this diabolical sickness.  I know Bishop Slattery, at least, plans Eucharist Processions and Adoration in Tulsa.  Are there acts of reparation planned for your diocese or parish?

Lord what a dark time!  Have mercy on us for having so offended You!  Please change our hearts through Your Grace!  Help Your poor suffering Church.

 

Our radical feminist betters call for killing of 3 billion men September 15, 2014

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Like it or not, radical feminists make up a highly influential part of that nebulous coalition of self-anointed elitists (incl: academics, media, politicians, leading businessmen, left wing advocacy groups, etc) who have arrogated to themselves the right to determine what the rest of us should think, say, and do. Feminism, the perverse marriage of lesbianism and marxism, is a hugely influential force in Western “culture.”  I have personally seen how even many individuals striving to be faithful Catholics have, through absorption of the dominant cultural mores, adopted Sally_Miller_Gearhart_Lesbian_Feministmany quite radical beliefs derived from feminism (radical in the historical or traditional sense. They may be quite “conservative” views today, but they would have been radical 50 or 100 years ago.  A few of these are innocuous. Most are not, and have helped spread a great deal of misery and resulted in more than a few broken marriages.  Both men and women can fall victim to this type of thinking).  Feminism – marxist lesbianism –  is part of the wicked broth in which we stew in this decadent and fallen culture.

How sick are radical feminists?  Robert Stacy McCain has essentially written a book in the past 6-8 months documenting the near total insanity – and hatred of any traditional moral order – espoused by virtually every marxist lesbian/feminist.  There are too many examples to list, and I don’t recommend McCain’s site overall due to immoral material he posts with some regularity, but perhaps one example may serve as an indicator of all the rest.  In this particular example, an elderly marxist lesbian who lives alone with her cats*has been a long time advocate of the systematic murder of 90% of the world’s male population, the better to demonstrate her careful reasoning and general charity towards souls unhinged hatred towards everything male (I add emphasis and comments)

At least three further requirements supplement the strategies of environmentalists if we are to create and preserve a less violent world. I) Every culture must begin to affirm a female future. II)Species responsibility must be returned to women in every culture. III) The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race. . . . [First of all, the idea that a female dominated world would be one of enlightened virtue and peace is utterly unsubstantiated.  There isn't much historical precedent for such, but the underlying assumption of these man-hating lesbians is that woman = good, man = utterly evil.  Therefore, anything can be justified in the pursuit of the destruction of the male half of the species]

To return species responsibility to women means in very practical terms that erotic and reproductive initiative must be restored to women all over the globe. . . . Make the decision entirely that of the woman as to how she will be impregnated and how often, if indeed she chooses to be so at all, and whether by heterosexual intercourse, artificial insemination or a form of ovular merging. Restore to each woman the inalienable right to say what shall become of any fertilized egg and to control absolutely the number of children she wishes to emerge from her body. . . . Make nonexistent any male’s say-so in the process of reproduction. [Because, according to this creature of pure hate, men have absolutely no rights and exist only at her pleasure.  This is the ranting of someone who is clinically insane, and yet this individual, Sally Miller Gearhart, has been a highly influential professor and created one of the first "women's studies" programs in the nation. Her work is highly influential in marxist lesbian circles] Create and protect alternative structures of economic and psychological support for independent women — women not attached to men — who are child-bearers and child-raisers. . . . [She means state funding of women because they are women.  But when women make up 90% of the population, will some women want to be taxed to pay for the lifestyles of others?]

Women will bear the number of children they know can be sustained not just by their own social group but by the wide ecological system. [Is this because women are so intuitively brilliant they simply know how many people the planet will bear, or will their marxist lesbian overseers dictate to them what is acceptable?  Who has money on the latter?] They will not bear the children that some man wants only to perpetuate his name or the family possession of his property; they will not bear the children they presently convince themselves they must have because their only role is obedient wife and mother; [For how many women does this kind of thinking even remotely apply at this point?] women will not have the children men think are necessary to perpetuate the tribe or the religion or the specific culture. Instead they will bear the children that they want, that they can care for, and that they assess are needed by the specific group and the entire species. . . . [This means central planning and regulation of procreation.  Brave New World, the marxist dystopia, yet again]

In every culture it must be women in charge of the changes: [Because she says so!  No authoritarianism, no will to power here!] women-identified women, no women who are pawns of men, no women who out of their fear of losing their lives or those of their children, still hold to the securities of that dangerous patriarchal culture, [It doesn't seem so dangerous compared to your unhinged self-pleasuring fantasy. I don't know many men calling for the murder of 3 billion people] but women utterly free of coercion, free of male influence and committed to the principle that the right of species regulation is their own, and not the prerogative of any man. I suggest that lesbians and other independent women are already moving in this direction. . . . [Pity them.  If we needed an example of how truly sick perverse sexual desires and acts can make someone, I think we've just gotten an object lesson]

To secure a world of female values and female freedom we must, I believe, add one more element to the structure of the future: the ratio of men to women must be radically reduced so that men approximate only ten percent of the total population. . . . [Of course!  What marxist program would be complete without the wholesale slaughter of billions!  That's how all marxist stories end!]

We now come to a critical point: how is such a reduction in the male population to take place? One option is of course male infanticide. It differs very little from the female infanticide that has apparently been carried out even into the twentieth century by some cultures. Such an alternative is clearly distasteful and would not constitute creative social change. . . . [But I doubt she'd be very much opposed if push came to shove. I would ask this poor sick soul, who is fighting the most against female infanticide?  It is surely not the marxist feminists, who cannot criticize the practice, because to do so might weaken support for their most sacred shibboleth, abortion on demand and without apology.  No, it is the hated, patriarchal pro-life movement!  But irony is utterly lost on leftist ideologues]

[I]f women are given the freedom of their bodies then they may well choose [experimental "ovular merging" technology that produces only female embryos] in great enough numbers to make a significant difference in the sex ratio of women to men. A 75% female to 25% male ratio could be achieved in one generation if one-half of a population reproduced heterosexually and one-half by ovular merging. [And here the fantasy truly reaches insane dimensions, dreaming about a world where females can reproduce absent the contribution of men.  There is absolutely no evidence to substantiate this concept of rubbing two eggs together to create a new person. Even the thought is offensive to reason and just. plain. nuts.]

 Such a prospect is attractive to women who feel that if they bear sons no amount of love and care and nonsexist training will save those sons from a culture where male violence is institutionalized and revered. These are women saying, “No more sons. We will not spend twenty years of our lives raising a potential rapist, a potential batterer, a potential Big Man. [So, according to marxist lesbian Gearhart (boy, is that name apropos), ANYONE who has the potential to grow up to be ANYTHING evil should be wiped out before they are born.  Why doesn't this woman address the skeleton's in her own movement's closet, like the extremely high rates of violence in lesbian relationships?  Oh, yes, I forget...facts are inconvenient.]

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This post is a bit off topic, perhaps, but it’s important to know just what “feminism” is.  McCain has proven quite conclusively to this blogger that feminism is the product of marxist man-hating lesbians, whose “utopia” is a world of savage cruelty and complete disregard for one half of all humanity – and their total authoritarian control over the remaining half.  It is also another manifestation of leftist God-hatred, as this woman’s resentment towards God’s creating us male and female is palpable in every word.  Thus her wild eyed rantings about asexual reproduction and magical self-reproducing eggs.  This excerpt may seem extreme, even ludicrous, but such writings are taken very seriously within the “feminist” movement.  Unhinged diatribes like this are not at all uncommon, and writings from women like this feature prominently in women’s studies programs at colleges across the country, programs that are oriented towards only one thing: generating more man-hating marxist lesbians.

“Feminism” is one of the most noxious and destructive of the leftist errors that have afflicted Western (ahem) civilization in the past 100 years.  Distilled to its essence, it provides a cover and refuge for the hateful fantasies (which would be acted out if they ever got the chance) of very lost and disturbed sexual deviants.  Do not let your daughters (or sons) fall prey to its seductive claims of victimhood and its pretensions toward power!  Feminism is already directly responsible for the deaths of at least 1 billion children through direct abortion, and who knows how many billions prevented from seeing life through contraception.  It is a philosophy, like all leftism, straight out of hell and something to be opposed at all turns.

There is a bit of humor in all this.  I can’t quite escape the notion that what really drives women like this nuts is precisely the fact that they are not a man.  And they are so very, very angry with God over that fact.  Perhaps I’m off, but it seems very likely to me………

*no joke

Updates on the Oklahoma City black mass debacle August 21, 2014

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So in spite of many souls who abstained from meat in the Diocese of Tulsa (at the behest of Bishop Edward Slattery) and elsewhere, it appears the diabolical black mass is still planned for the OKC civic center next month.  At this point, organizers are asking poeple to call the OKC mayor and city council.  There is also some more background from someone who has already called and spoken with Oklahoma City officials:

Debbie Martin, from the OK mayor’s office, returned my call this morning.  She was very sympathetic and said that although the mayor and council all opposed the black mass, the city attorney had informed them that they couldn’t deny the rental of the space because of freedom of speech.  I thanked her for her opposition (I’m sure all those opposed haven’t heard “thank you” enough), and pointed out three possible ideas, which she said she would pass along to the attorney.

  1. The Eucharist is stolen property (already under investigation)
  2. OK State law prohibits blasphemy
  3. This group already states that their services is a perversion of the Catholic mass (which implies that it is anti-religion, not religion, which would have been constitutionally protected).

Debbie also stated that police officers would be attending the “event” to make sure laws are not violated, and to make arrests, if needed.

I also heard from a board member that this event had occurred last year, [this is different from what I thought. I read somewhere they had attempted it but switched to a private venue last year] but apparently only one person attended in the audience.  I wasn’t aware of that.  May all the prayers and good efforts this year overwhelm all the evil from these events and put a stop to them, at least on public property.

Please keep up the calls, especially to Heaven

Yes, especially the last part.  Here is a list of numbers to call. Would you strongly consider, in your charity, calling at least one of the below?  From what I have gathered, calls to the Mayor and/or city council members are most likely to be effective.  They are listening, apparently, even if they feel – maybe conveniently, maybe not – bullied by their attorney into having to allow this blasphemous travesty.  I am skeptical the OKC city council would allow something particularly offensive to pentecostals or baptists, but who knows? Even if true, that would not necessarily prove prejudice, but could simply reveal lack of understanding of the actual Christian Faith, which is of course the Catholic Faith – and the utterly central role the Mass plays in that Faith.

Mayor Oklahoma City, Mike Cornett, 405-297-2424

City Councilmen:

James Greiner 405-297-2404

Dr. Ed Shadid 405-297-2402

Larry McAtee 405-297-2404

Pete White 405-297-2402

David Greenwell 405-297-2569

Meg Salyer 405-297-2402

John A. Pettis Jr. 405-297-2569

Patrick J. Ryan 405-297-2404

 

The following are some of the members of the Board of Directors of the OKC Civic Center:

Elizabeth Gray (she is a Catholic, I am told)

Walters Power International

2915 N. Classen Blvd. #400

Oklahoma City, OK 73106

405-528-2860

Mark Funke

Bank SN

6301 Waterford Blvd. #101

Oklahoma City, OK  73113

405-427-4000

Carl Edwards

Price Edwards & Company

210 Park Avenue #1000

OKC, OK  73102

405-843-7474

You know what leftists, and especially sodomites do, right?  They would picket and threaten the places these commissioners work for, asking them how they could allow such a raging anti-sodomite “bigot” (i.e., someone who understands marriage to mean what it has always meant) to work for them?  Such tactics are immoral and unfair, but have been startlingly effective.  It is through such pressure tactics that many folks have been “converted” to the embrace of rank immorality, as it is much easier to just go along to get along.

The following is Bishop Slattery’s announcement from August 4, 2014 of his Diocese’s response to this black mass, which included the aforementioned period of fasting/abstinence, in which many good souls participated (I know some local priests did).  The video below, when I watched it two weeks ago, really impressed me, as I felt that Bishop Slattery conveyed true pain and umbrage at this most despicably evil of acts, conducted in broad daylight in full public view.  We are headed for most dark times, that such a thing would be permitted.  And if we ever needed conclusive evidence that this nation, founded on the false principle of “religious freedom” (or, officially endorsed agnosticism if not atheism), has a highly disordered system of political organization, I can’t think of a better example than this current one to give that proof. As we have seen over and over again of late, when it comes to made up rights like “freedom of expression” or even freedom of speech, they inevitably trump the purported “freedom of religion” and, even more, the rights of Jesus Christ our True and Sovereign King.  Thus, it certainly appears that very soon, sodomites will be able to petition the government to try to force churches to change their teachings and commit depraved acts of immorality in order to suit them.  And furthermore, it appears the government is growing more and more amenable to doing so every day.  Which only proves that any nation not founded with Jesus Christ as its visible head is profoundly disordered and doomed to eventual failure, and by failure I mean cruel repression of religion.  Anyway, the video, and watch closely from 1:15-1:30 for Bishop Slattery’s obvious pain at the idea of profanation of the Blessed Sacrament:

Lord please let it stop – cataloging a few ISIS atrocities August 13, 2014

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Some of the photos below have appeared on a few Catholic sites.  But I felt they should be made available in order to catalog the depths of the evil we as Catholics are dealing with in the ongoing effort to depopulate the entire Mideast (eventually, you know it is coming to that) of Christians.  Some may disagree with posting these.  Some will appreciate it.  For others, it may be old news.

Please Lord let someone stop this evil.  I don’t know if there is anyone else with the ability and the will to do so. Most European nations can’t even deploy a battalion for more than token “peacekeeping.”  I still don’t favor US boots on the ground, but when I see the below, I have no problem arming the Kurds and Christians to the teeth and giving them air support and intelligence.

Pictures below are a mix from Iraq and Syria.  Of course I am equally concerned with what happens to Christians in both countries, and in other countries, as well as the other persecuted peoples, which is basically everyone save for the most insanely jihadist radical wahhabists.  The most backwards, idiotic, demonic, tribal bedoin form of islam from the depths of the Arabian peninsula is rapidly becoming the “elite” form of islam.  Amazing.

Maybe an answer is to bomb the Saudi and Qatari oil terminals.  They are ultimately behind all this with their $$. Pics are thumbnails for obvious reasons.  It was the last two that ripped my gut out.

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Dead Yazidi children being carried to burial

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In the last, that is ostensibly the girl’s father.  What crime could a 2 year old possibly commit to deserve beheading?  Not being a wahhabist muslim.  Now we know why the Spanish, in the Reconquista, called them infidel dogs.

There are other, even worse photos (and videos) out there.  All from the past year or two.  And these crimes are also frequently perpetrated within wahabbist regions themselves, against their own people – typically women and girls.  Genital mutilation, dousing faces with acid, poking out eyes, cutting off noses, ears, and tongues, sometimes all at the same time, are frequently enacted as revenge by muslim “men” upon their women due to some perceived slight.

I made a mistake recently, saying that these atrocities are unprecedented. It would be nice to be able to say that, but that would be untrue.  As a matter of fact, from the muslim genocide against the Armenians in 1915 to the anti-Christian pogroms in Nigeria, Sudan, and all over the Mideast, muslim persecution of Christians has been a constant fact of Christian existence in the Mideast from the inception of this wicked and perverse religion.  Islam is the antithesis of Christianity, it is cruelty and bloodshed and lust and perversity and backwardness all rolled up in one.  And yet somehow, we are called to forgive these people.  Not an easy task.

This is a scourge that must be stopped.  Lord, grant peace and your sanctifying Grace to the victims of this hellish persecution.  Lord, grant unity and strength to Your Church, and especially to those entrusted with those high offices of such great import.  Lord, guide the afflicted souls through this nightmare with Your constant aid and Grace.  And give wisdom, prudence, and strength of  conviction to the secular world’s leaders to deal with this existential threat to all that is good and holy in a decisive way.

I would opine that any single one of those photos above would be sufficient to immediately terminate all “dialogue” with this religion until it begins to exercise at least a little bit of self-discipline.  From what the world can tell, the radicals are utterly in charge and any “moderate” muslims are either too cowed or too ineffectual to do anything to even slightly hinder them, let alone stop these barbarities.

US begins airstrikes against ISIS devils, most of Assyrian Christian lands already lost August 8, 2014

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I do not know if most readers have been following Rorate Caeli’s excellent coverage of the ongoing nightmare in northern Iraq.  The devilish new caliphate, well armed and well financed, has managed to roll up almost the entire Nineveh Plain, ancient home to almost entirely Assyrian Catholic Christians for nearly 2000 years.  Hundreds of thousands have been displaced. Lord knows how many thousands have died.  Cities like Qaraqosh, home to predominately Christian populations since the 1st or 2nd century, are now ghost towns patrolled by these islamist tools of satan.  There are also reportedly tens of thousands of members of another non-muslim religion dying on a mountaintop in the same vicinity, chased there by ISIS and left to die.  Some airdrops of supplies have now been made, perhaps some may be saved.

While the Western world gnashes its teeth and strikes its breast over the death of one child in Gaza, it has basically turned a great big yawn towards these far more disastrous developments in Iraq and Syria.  Christians, increasingly, do not count, especially among the post-Christian power elites in Europe and North America.

One would think the Pope would be doing something, something very dramatic!  He hates suffering, he loves everyone!  But he has only thus far released one rather weak press release and made no public speech on this topic himself.  Perhaps the subject is a bit too inconvenient for the “far more important” work of interreligious dialogue to bear.

Last night, the US did begin air strikes against ISIS.  CVN-77 is in the Persian Gulf. I’m sure the Air Force will be hustling to get involved, too – they always have to (can’t let the Navy claim the spotlight).  I’m not really excited about this, Our Blessed Lord said those who lived by the sword would die by the sword (and I know I am the last person who should ever use that quote) so while I am hopeful that the bombings will stop ISIS, how long will we stay around?  Can this really be a long term solution? But then again, this is a crisis that is most definitely one of America’s making.  Or Obama’s making.  His precipitous abandonment of Iraq, leaving not even a token force behind, when that fake nation made up by two colonial civil servants was still embroiled in ethnic hatreds and ready to come apart at the seams.  Well, come apart it has, and the Christians of Iraq, as usual, have been caught in the middle.  So we appear to owe them quite a bit of effort for the state we left them in, as this Iraqi Christian notes below:

Here in the US, the reply of the USCCB and individual bishops seems also quite far from robust.  Our own Bishop Kevin Farrell addressed the topic of Christian suffering in the Mideast in a general way back on June 27, but has been pretty preoccupied, at least on his blog, with the Hispanic immigration “crisis” since then.  I haven’t seen too many statements from other bishops or the USCCB that just blew me away for their clarity, forcefulness, and concern.  And the beat roles on.  Hopefully JDAMs and LGBs can stop the ISIS guys, because it seems little else is being done (well, the Kurds are being armed, they apparently ran out of ammunition a few days ago).

How about our bishops call – with the same or even greater intensity as they do for the Central Americans – for an open immigration policy for these suffering Catholics of Iraq?  That would at least be ethically and intellectually consistent.  As I pointed out above, this nation “owes” the Chaldean/Assyrian Catholics a heckuva a lot, certainly more than those who are just busting over the southern border because they think they’l get an amnesty out of the deal. We left the Chaldean’s homeland a shambles, then walked away.  Doesn’t this nation bear some moral culpability to set that situation right.

Anyone know of good relief funds, preferably not USCCB administered, that go to directly aid these people?  I have not seen much mention of such.  Many aid agencies may be afraid to go into such a violently unstable situation.

Pray for these folks!  They are our brethren and are truly abandoned and suffering.

Such a disaster.  Satan has such a free hand right now…….I just don’t understand. There must be so few praying, pious souls, for that to be the case. It’s really scary.

And how about ending this nation’s cozy relationship with Saudi Arabia?  SA is becoming a sick, twisted wahabbist culture. Most of the 911 hijackers were Saudi.  They fund terror around the world, just like Iran, but we treat Iran like a pariah.  We don’t need their oil very much. We import almost nothing from SA.  We have better sources closer to home.  I think it’s time to tell Saudi Arabia we’re not going to put up with their “covert” attempts to build a new caliphate.  And we should also shut off any Saudi funding coming into the US to put in more radical mosques.

Saint Peter Julian Eymard on sin August 7, 2014

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From The Eymard Library Volume V, the Eucharist and Christian Perfection Vol II (I know, a bit confusing), Saint Peter Julian Eymard on sin and its loathesomeness.  I thought much of the below very edifying:

What displeases God most on earth and in us is sin.  You must give this truth your attentive consideration.  The just and the Saints themselves are not exempt from sin.  And we, have we not at least venial sins on our conscience? Have we never had to weep for mortal sins?  [Sadly, I sure have]

There is only one evil on earth, only one thing which should fill us with dread: that is sin.  All created things please God, even those which seem obnoxious to us: neither the earth worm nor mud are offensive in the sight of God.  Those things are in their natural state. Sin, on theeymard_4_0008_edit contrary, is a perversion of the Divine Will, a degradation of God’s work, a contradiction of His nature and to His Divine Being.  Sin even tends to overthrow God Himself, because it denies and attacks His attributes, and those attributes constitute His Being[Wasn't that the original sin, satan desiring to overthrow God's Will?]

Sin is an offense and an insult to God’s sovereign authority, to His majesty, and to His empire; it is an insult of the creature to its Creator.

We easily believe that sin is not really opposed to God, that it does not touch Him so very much, because He does not get angry and punish the offense immediately.  And yet what is more serious than to be lacking in respect due to a superior?  To be lacking in respect toward someone in civil society is the cause of feuds, duels, and wars; it is a crime…….

……Well then!  Does God deserve that we treat Him with rudeness?  Is He not the Lord of lords, the King of kings, He to Whom all is subject in Heaven and on earth, He Whom the angels look upon with trembling and for whom His desires are commands?

The animals, the plants, and the inanimate beings recognize the dominion of God and obey Him.  They do so without being conscious of the fact, but their subjection is none the less a homage to God’s authority, which governs them.

eymard_11_0069-edit_lowThe sinner alone dares to disregard the Divine authority.  God lays down the laws, threatens and punishes the transgressor, but the sinner shows no regard for God, for His threats, or for His chastisements.

You might say that such was not your frame of mind. That is possible, but your actions bespeak it. If you do not insult God directly and to His face, you scorn Him by your indifference and your forgetfulness, and this evil is scarcely less grievous.

Be very careful.  On the Day of Judgment, God will make you see clearly your actions, your defiance.  He will say to you, “You have been obedient to men. Well, then, was I not as deserving of obedience as a man?  You showed respect to creatures and reserved your insults for your Creator; is that what I deserved?” And you will not know what to answer to that angry justice, whose light will uncover before your eyes the whole horror of sin, its incalculable consequences, and your most secret intentions.

“But so many others offend God!” – Do you want to damn yourselves with them!? And will you offend God because He does not punish offenders immediately?

As for us, we sin in the face of God, in the presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, of Jesus Christ living there as the God-man.  We act like 0802Eymard-thumb-244x351.jpgthose wicked executioners who came to insult Him to His face on Calvary!  At least the soldiers in the Praetorium covered His face when they insulted Him; they did not dare to do it under His direct gaze!  And we, through laziness, through negligence, and through other motives, commit, under His eyes, faults which are real sacrileges, venial perhaps, but sacrileges just the same!

If we had even a little delicacy of soul, we would never offend God.  There is no need of being scrupulous in order to avoid even the appearance of sin……it is sufficient to be delicate.  When we love someone, we do not think of insulting him.

The trouble is that men are visible, while God is not, and so we do not think of Him.

Have you no faith?  Faith is a true vision which certifies to us what concerns God more surely than our eyes show us exterior things.

We see with the eyes of faith as with the  yes of the intelligence.  Do you see with  your eyes scientific formulas, the law of numbers?  Yet you believe in them. Why do you not believe in God?  

Our worst faults are sloth, negligence, forgetfulness, and discouragement; these are indicators of our lack of faith, of respect, and of love. We are constantly seeking to avoid what is not.  How many times also we have been motivated by human respect and fear of public opinion!  We have abandoned God for men and transgressed His law for fear of what people might say.  What contempt of what indifference! And it is God Whom we treat thus!  

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Enough long posts today.  Great stuff from the Apostle of the Blessed Sacrament!

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Anti-Catholic bias evident in OKC black mess August 6, 2014

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Just a note, I won’t use the term “mass” anymore in referring to this event.  It will be the black mess.

Reader MJD sent in an article that discusses the ongoing scandal in OKC regarding this upcoming diabolical debacle.  There is evidence the approvals for this mess were given due to latent anti-Catholic bias in overwhelmingly evangelical/baptist Oklahoma.  The satanist even implies some of these types think Catholic angst over this upcoming event is “funny.”  I extirpate some evil demonic words from the text below because I don’t need that garbage on my sweet clean blog (I add emphasis and comments):

The head of the Oklahoma City satanic church that is planning a black mass in a public venue next month says the Eucharistic Host he plans to use in the ritual was mailed to him by a friend.

” I’m sick of hearing about this ‘Consecrated Host,'” Adam Daniels, of the organization, the  [demonic reference deleted] ,  wrote in an emailed response to questions from Aleteia. “As my understudy has told other Catholic Inquisitors, [this guy is not dumb, he knows how to feed on anti-Catholic bias in the culture, including among our protestant "brethren."]  the Eucharist was mailed to us by [a] friend. That is all I’m going to say about how it was attained [sic]. My question is, why is a piece of bread that some man said some words over so sacred?”  [Grrrr........I pray you convert before your particular judgment. I pray for your happiness in this world and in the next]

Daniels, who uses the title [demonic reference deleted]  —the term for Zoroastrian high priest—confirmed that the black mass that is generating controversy in Oklahoma City and beyond, will go forward as planned on Sept. 21. 

“The abridged Black Mass (from the Satanic Rituals by [Anton] LaVey) will take place,” he said. “Then The Choke [a local band] will perform. After that, Matthew Garman will have a Satanic Exorcism done [which purports to remove the Holy Spirit from him]. Kelsey [Daniels] and I will be presiding over this rite. Before each ritual I will lecture on the purpose and point of each ritual as it pertains to the  [Satanic] Faith.”

He added: “I’m renting a small space one time a year to educate the public about my religion. This is protected by my First Amendment Right as a citizen of the United States, not a brainwashed sheep of the Catholic Empire.”  [If it's so bad, please move, far, far away.  And if you are so brazen and bold, why not offend some muslims while you are at it?]

The event is to take place in a 92-seat theatre in the civic center. Daniels said no city official has asked him to reconsider the event, in light of protests by local Catholics, led by Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City. “Their [sic] are some who are quite tickled at all of  this.” [I'm sure they are. This is, after all, the state that gave us Oral "God is gonna call me home" Roberts]…….

……Making “black masses” open to the public exposes people to serious evil, an exorcist warned in an interview with Aleteia after news of the Oklahoma City event was first known. “You cannot attend such an event—even if one does so merely out of curiosity, and not with any firm desire to worship Satan—without being adversely affected. The mere fact that this black mass in Oklahoma City will be public lends it a certain legitimacy, and I suspect that some people will go simply to be entertained. What they may not realize immediately is that simply by going, they will open themselves to the power of the demonic.” [And the civic leadership of OKC is telling all the world that they don't give a d@#$ about Catholics or their concerns.  As the Archbishop himself noted, they wouldn't dare let something perceived as anti-muslim or anti-semitic go on.  But anti-Catholic sentiment certainly exists among many protestants in Oklahoma. I have personally experienced this.  So much for five decades of ecumenism]

In his letter, Archbishop Coakley called on Catholics of the archdiocese to intensify prayer in the weeks leading up to the event, scheduled for the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. Beginning Aug. 6, the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, and continuing through the Feast of the Archangels, Sept. 29, the conclusion of each Mass in the archdiocese will include the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel, which, prior to the liturgical reforms of the late 1960s, was recited after every Mass[Boy the response from +Coakley continues to be pretty weak tea.  How about reinstituting the prayer forever?, to prevent nightmares like this from occurring again?  This poor sod of a satanist says he plans on doing this annually.  We cannot allow Our LORD IN THE FLESH to be crucified again!]

“I invite all Catholics to pray daily for divine protection through the intercession of this heavenly patron who once defeated Lucifer in his rebellion against the Almighty and who stands ready to assist us in this hour of need,” he wrote. [No, because this event took place outside of time, Saint Michael always and forever crushes satan under his spear, just as Our Blessed Mother does]

Archbishop Coakley also asked each parish to conduct a Eucharistic Holy Hour with Benediction at least once between the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Aug 15, and Sept. 21, the date of the planned black mass. On that day, he plans to conduct a holy hour and outdoor Eucharistic procession and benediction at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Oklahoma City at 3pm, four hours prior to the performance[Well I would hope it would conclude at the Civic Center, and be followed by a solemn exorcism]

The archbishop also asked Catholics in the archdiocese to contact Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett to express “outrage over this offensive and blasphemous sacrilege and this misuse of a tax-supported public space.”

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Well folks I know we are to forgive our enemies but this is going to be coming at us more and more and more. And the Novus Ordo with Communion in the hand makes obtaining a Consecrated Host child’s play.  Are we going to let this event go on?  Will there be thousands of Catholics outside the Civic Center on September 21?  That is a Sunday, mind – these satanists aren’t fooling around.  And some of Oklahoma’s protestants think all of this is funny.

But there are, we are told, 1.4 million Catholics in the Dioceses of Dallas and Fort Worth.  If even 1% of us drove up to OKC to oppose this nightmarish sacrilege that would be 14,000 souls to prevent this from happening.  We could actually turn this into a blessed, prayerful event, thousands of pious souls outnumbering the poor pathetic attention-seeking satanists 100-1.  If this thing doesn’t go away, I’m going to strongly consider it.  There is an FSSP parish in Edmond.

Let us see a strong and vigorous Catholic response on all levels – prayer, fasting, Processions, Masses, everything!  And if that twerp of a satanist wants to see Inquisitors, let him see them!

Pro-abort communists touring Texas in opposition to HB2 August 4, 2014

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As has been covered extensively on this blog, House Bill 2 was a major pro-life measure that imposed several very reasonable restrictions on abortionists.  The first of these was that all baby murderers had to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.  Another key measure Bloody_Coat_Hangers_Texas_Abortionrequired abortion facilities to meet the same health and safety standards as other ambulatory surgery centers.  Abortion is a messy, bloody process – anyone who sees the poor women wheeled out of abortionist’s abattoirs, the women pale and shaken, often with visible blood stains, knows this to be true.  But it is this restriction that most rankles the abortion industry because it is likely to be the most effective – most abortion mills are dingy, run down, ill-maintained, and come nowhere close to passing the minimum health and safety requirements. To do so would cut too deeply into the abortionists real goal, his profits.  So many mills are shutting down or scheduled to do so in advance of the implementation of this measure Sept 1.

In light of that, there is an ongoing lawsuit against the State of Texas being heard in an Austin courtroom right now.  A number of pro-life warriors from Dallas actually went down to Austin to witness for life during this critical fight.  Of course, the pro-aborts were there, too.  They have been “touring” Texas in a bus for the past few days [I cannot recommend going to that link.  There is unfortunate use of language].  And as usual, they are getting outside funding to cover their very comfortable little trip through this great State.  In fact, $30,000 to cover about a dozen radical communist abortion lovers, as RS McCain reports:

“Stop Patriarchy” (@StopPatriarchy) is a front group for theRevolutionary Communist Party (RCP), a Maoist cult led by Bob Avakian, a septuagenarian leftover of 1960s Berkeley radicalism. (For background on these deranged freaks, read the entries “Robert Avakian”and “Revolutionary Communist Party” at Discover the Networks.)

The commies held a protest Thursday in Houston, Texas:

If the War Against Women is a national battle, Texas is ground zero.
That’s according to Sunsara Taylor, a leader of Stop Patriarchy, a movement that is attempting end to the enslavement and degradation of women — notably when it comes to the right to an abortion and the production of pornography.
“Roe v. Wade began in Texas, and the (pro-life constituency) plan(s) on ending it in Texas,” Taylor said. “We came here to stand up against that.”
Thursday, Stop Patriarchy held the first protest of its 2014 abortion rights freedom ride, outside the Harris County Republican Party Offices. Protesters chanted, “fetuses are not babies,”  [an utter demonic lie. This is the fundamental philosophical flaw at the heart of the pro-abort lie.  If a fetus is not a baby, when does it become one?  Barbara Boxer, IDIOT-CA, famously could not even remotely answer this question on the floor of the US Senate.] “abortion is not murder” and “women are not incubators.”  They also held up faux-bloodied coat hangers and held photos of women who died from illegal abortions, an homage to the commonality of the practice during the early 20th century. [It was never common. Abortion was not 1/100th as common prior to Roe v. Wade as it became afterwards. Statistics claiming deaths of women from abortion prior to Roe were completely made up.  The real data shows that perhaps a handful - 5 or 6 - women died a year from complications from botched, illegal abortions, not much different from the number who die with botched, legal abortions today.  Abortion is a very dangerous procedure and complications are extremely common. Which underscores the necessity of the state law for these mills to meet at least some minimum health and safety requirements.  But you cannot say that to a demonic communist pro-abort]
Taylor said that, under the guidance of Texas’s Republican Party, women could be forced back to the practices of those dangerous days to deal with unwanted pregnancies. [Are these feminists admitting that abortion, far from being the empowering and liberating experience they purport it to be, is something often foisted on women without their choice or consent?  That seems to be what they are saying]  On Sept. 1, as part of legislation under Texas House Bill 2, there are projected to be six abortion clinics in the state.
Stop Patriarchy will make other stops in Austin, San Antonio and Rio Grande Valley as part of its crowdfunded trip until Aug. 21. [This is a great victory and blessing, the closure of 2/3 of the baby murder mills in Texas]

…….You might think that a self-described revolutionary communist like Taylor, if interviewed by the mainstream media, would at least use that as an opportunity to mention, y’know, communism and revolution. But no, there seems to be some kind of tacit agreement that these subjects won’t be mentioned in the mainstream press.  [Of course not, the media is filled with progressive allies of commies if not outright

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communists themselves, and they will do nothing that will hurt their cause.  The media is utterly lost, and with it, the Republic, or very nearly so]

Texas Right for Life does mention the RCP, pointing out that some pro-abortion activists in Texas are angry because Stop Patriarchy managed to raise more than $30,000 for their Texas tour……..[That's what I mean by comfort. 32 large for ten women for a week. Very comfortable.  These pro-aborts are paid professional communist out of state agitators.  They have absolutely no valid voice in this matter]

[McCain goes on to note that even the whole wire coat hanger business is nothing but a prop for political theater] “The wire hanger is indeed a powerful symbol — the symbol of a lie engineered with malice aforethought. . . .“The wire hanger . . . is not an accurate symbol of a bloody and regrettable past, but is rather . . . a fund-raising tool. “[I]t is a grotesque fund-raising tool, but then abortion is a grotesque business. The wire hanger is a way to change the subject from the reality of abortion in these United States, which is that it exists mainly as a tool for enabling sexual convenience at the cost of a human life.”  [Dang straight.  Good qoute]

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But communists have always loved abortion, because it, along with contraception and divorce, are the key enablers of the destruction of the

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family. Absent family, the communist state can more readily assume its totalitarian nature.  That is why Lenin and his cohort instituted all three in the formerly very conservative society of Russia after their victory in the Bolshevik Revolution.  The damage to Russian culture and the psyche of millions of individual Russians has been immense – the Russian population is in free fall and their birth rate, in spite of recent government incentives to improve it, remains catastrophically low.

And these pro-abort communists, who are the very core of the pro-abort demondustry, want to keep this evil forever in this state!  They don’t have any one’s interest at heart save for their own, and their own sick lust for power and “revolution.”

What is really sad is how much these women have accepted a monstrously evil ideology that goes completely against feminine nature and every higher instinct of women.  I cannot imagine the gaping wounds that led them into such a nightmarish belief system.  That is to say, they are profoundly screwed up.  It is very easy to be angry at such people, because their ideas hurt so many others, but what they really are is sad, pathetic. They have been sold a lie of titanic proportions and bought it entirely.  And that lie will only cause they themselves to be miserable throughout their life.  It’s a tragedy all around, while satan laughs.

What is not being reported in the recent spate of black masses August 4, 2014

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I think we can readily discern how perverse the culture has become, and how empowered satan is feeling right now, by this recent spate of highly publicized black masses.  Of course, the sacrilege in Massachusetts last spring may not have gone off as planned, it may not have happened at all, but the one set for next month in Oklahoma City, of all places, appears to still be a potential reality.

I don’t know exactly how these satanists plan to conduct their particular public black mass, but there is much to be gravely concerned about, even strictly on a natural level. I want to explore some of those concerns in this post.

Obviously a black mass is an entirely evil event.  It is the total perversion of the Mass, with all the goodness, light, love, and holiness of the Mass replaced with evil, darkness, cruelty, and more evil.  But there is an aspect of these masses that many miss.  The satanists, even in this fallen age, will not be able to conduct a true black mass, with the rituals of pain (involving the horrific death of a small animal) and the gang rape of a virgin child, publicly.  But they don’t have to.  There is a long precedent for black masses to be twinned together, with the purported “main” debacle occurring in one place with only limited elements of the evil, with the full-on nightmare occurring at another, hidden location, where all the demonic evils that are intrinsically associated with this act can take place.

A black mass simply is not a black mass without the ritual sacrifice of life, typically a puppy or some other small animal, and the ritualistic rape of a virgin, standing, of course, in for the Blessed Mother.  So what I fear, is that whenever these “black masses” occur, even in public, there is a twinned black mass occurring simultaneously at a hidden locale where these abominations really do take place.  It is from these abominations of cruelty and savage rapine that the black mass gets its perverse (and ostensible) power.

Given that the man conducting this black mass is a registered sex offender, is this the type of person to be permitted to lead such a nightmare of evil, when the strong possibility exists that there will be a “real” black mass in private somewhere that does include the “required” elements?  I don’t think I can stress enough that a “black mass” without the ritual animal sacrifice and rape of a virgin is like a Catholic Mass without the Consecration, or with no presence of the Blessed Sacrament at all.  It is simply a near-pointless ritual at that point, devoid of its main power and purpose.  I do not think it can be assumed that these satanists, people who make a pathological focus of their lives in engaging in evil and contravening societal standards (such as they are), will simply be satisfied with that.

There is precedent for this “twinning” of satanic ceremonies.  Read The Windswept House, for one.

In a related note, the Bishop of Tulsa Edward Slattery has issued a formal response to this planned depravity.  While I think spiritual efforts must always be the first recourse of Catholics, if we are not to see repeated blasphemy and further descent into evil, at some point more concrete action may be requried.  However, I am somewhat heartened to see the below, even if I wish some of the below had been commands, and not requests:

Since the Civic Center has not responded positively to the pleas of the Archbishop of Oklahoma City not to host this event in a tax-payer supported public venue, I am asking the faithful Catholics in the Diocese of Tulsa to fight this blasphemy through prayer and fasting:

  1. Please keep the nine days prior to the Feast of the Assumption as an extraordinary period of prayer and penance. I am asking every Catholic to abstain from all meat and meat products from August 6 through the 14th. I am also asking that you consecrate your hunger with a daily recitation of a decade of the rosary and the familiar Prayer to Saint Michael. Printed copies of these prayers are available in the bulletin and at the entrances of the church. Be strong and encourage your friends to also be strong. [Lord it is sad that copies of the prayer to Saint Michael have to be printed out for people to follow!]
  2. On Assumption Day, August 15th, we will ask Our Lady on her Feast, to intercede for us and protect us. On that day I in the Cathedral, and every priest in his own parish, will pray a special prayer written by Pope Leo XIII for the defense of the Church against the attack of the Enemy and his apostate angels. [Is it this one? See important note below]
  3. Should these prayers and this period of fasting not effect the cancellation of this event, then I will ask every priest in the Diocese to conduct a Eucharistic Holy Hour on September 21 at the same time (7:00 p.m.) as this profanity is being celebrated in Oklahoma City. Wherever possible, I ask that Eucharistic Processions – especially outdoor processions – be arranged as part of these holy hours. Let us give a public witness to our faith in the Eucharist which is being so profoundly mocked and ridiculed by this event.

I think much of the above is very good.  A Novena of fasting is a great spiritual work.  And the exorcism prayer from Pope Leo XIII is very powerful.  Much good will come from both, I am certain, especially if a large number of people take part in both, uniting their prayers and sufferings to block this event.

Should these efforts fail, and the craven government of Oklahoma City not block this blasphemous sacrilege in a public venue, perhaps stronger measures will be needed.  We shall see.

On that exorcism prayer that Fr. Carota posted from Pope Leo XIII, there is apparently some sturm and drang in some quarters as to whether it is really intended for lay people to use.  I do not see a particular problem in lay people offering such, provided they understand that for them it is simply a prayer with a certain purpose, and that they should not go thinking they could exorcise a demon or anything like that.  Such thoughts never even passed my mind when I read the prayer, I simply thought it was a long but beautiful prayer against the influence of the demonic in our lives.  Fr. Carota has responded, in a fashion, to some of this, clarifying that lay people cannot perform exorcisms (of course), but he did not seem to caution against using the prayer.

So do what you will. You can probably research the topic yourself if you are interested or concerned. From what I have been able to gather, while the prohibition against lay people trying to involve themselves directly in exorcisms is absolute and very appropriate, there is greatly divided opinion on whether lay people can “use” the prayer at all.

It’s pretty long so I doubt many people made it an instant item in their regular prayer rotation, but there you go.

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