….said the surely diabolically-influenced neo-pagan atheist in the comments to the Youtube video of crazed pro-abort feminist gomorrists attacking Catholics in San Juan, Argentina.
I know the video below has made the rounds, but when I finally got around to watching it, and saw that comment, I thought I’d go ahead and do a post.
I had intended to link to the version where I found the comment, but I cannot. While there is nothing even remotely scintillating in the acts of perversion and self-degradation contained therein, some of these acts reach levels of wretchedness and explicitness I simply cannot allow on the blog. So, I’ve posted the sanitized version from LifeSite below.
Long after you are dead and reduced to moldering dust, ladies, the Church will remain. In fact, She will remain forever.
This is the world today. This is what Vatican II calls us to embrace, to find all that glorious worldly wisdom to teach the Church a thing or 200?
These attacks are increasingly brutal. These women were much more aggressive than last year. What is funny, should any of the men have lashed out – and thank God they didn’t – the women would have been the first scream “victim.” Having spray paint liberally applied to the eyes could cause permanent blindness.
But, you know, the more these women assaulted the men, and the less the men responded, the greater the victory for the men became. Even in the eyes of fallen world totally bereft of supernatural sense, the calm, defiant prayer of the men has elicited overwhelming sympathy. But in the supernatural sense, the victory is all the greater, in fact total: the torrents of Grace these men received was enormous. Even in apparent “defeat” – which this wasn’t – the Christian triumphs. In fact, the greater the “defeat,” the greater the triumph, provided we cooperate with Grace.
In contrast, the enormous sins committed by these women, and the damage wrought on their eternal souls, are incalculable. I pray for their conversion, but as Aquinas and certain other Saints have said, those lost in sins of intellectual pride are the most resistant to conversion of all. Hence the reason so few manifest heretics ever converted. Worse, these women have not only developed titanic levels of intellectual pride, but they have also fallen into the gravest sexual depravities. Combined…….I pray for a miracle.
For the second year in a row, where on earth are the police? Is this some game they play in Latin America, give the leftists a free pass for a big, destructive event, then pretend to lay down the law afterward? What good will hundreds of cops around the Cathedral do the night AFTER the big event? Who pays off who? The police were quoted as saying they couldn’t do anything because the radicals were women. Please. If they had been going after a government office, you can be assured the police would have intervened. We know whose side they’re on.
I was at a class the other night, and we talked about the culture. I think agreement was pretty much unanimous of the 80 or so there – we’re headed for a wicked persecution. Our virtue will be tried as we cannot believe. It will be so tempting to lash out at those attacking us, but for the most part we are going to have to submit.
But such submission provided the blood that watered an Empire and gave the Church the Grace to overcome it. That’s the mind-blowing thing about Christianity, no matter how badly we lose, we always win.
What a heroic display of manhood! What virtue! God bless these men!
Defend Our Lady’s Honor from horrific lesbian blasphemy! December 4, 2013Posted by tantamergo in asshatery, Basics, Dallas Diocese, disaster, error, General Catholic, horror, Our Lady, persecution, pr stunts, scandals, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
A radical homosexualist play on the Passion of Our Most Blessed Lord Jesus Christ is coming to Dallas. Called “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” this nightmare of blasphemy and indecency features the Blessed Virgin as a lesbian and a full cohort of other homosexual characters in a play that mocks and belittles Christian belief.
A protest is being organized for Sunday, December 8 (The Feast of the Immaculate Conception) outside the Kalita Humpries Theater on tony Turtle Creek Blvd. All details below. The vigil starts at 1pm and goes to 2p. This will be a peaceful prayer vigil featuring the Rosary and other Marian devotions.
DATE: Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
TIME: 1:00PM – 2:30PM
PLACE: Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd Dallas, TX 75219 (Meet at intersection of Turtle Creek Road and Lemmon Ave. East)
BRING FRIENDS. BRING FAMILY. BRING A BUS!
You may call America Needs Fatima’s member services with
any questions: 888-317-5571.
I will point out, this vigil is being organized by Tradition, Family, and Property/America Needs Fatima. But don’t let that stop you from showing up, if you have a problem with that group. This is about defending the honor of Our Blessed Mother. If we want the culture to change, we’re going to have to step up and make it change. At the very least, I think Our Lady’s immaculate virtue demands redress of this assault.
One a final note, these boneheads can’t even get basic theology right, the play – as so often happens in popular culture – confuses the Incarnation and Birth of Christ with the Immaculate Conception of Our Blessed Mother.
How about it, Mater Dei-ers? Shouldn’t we get a group together and go over after Mass?
Crazed Texan feminist Amanda Marcotte is a baby-hating sociopath November 20, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, asshatery, Basics, contraception, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, scandals, secularism, self-serving, shocking, sickness, Society, the enemy, unadulterated evil.
And in other news, water is wet, and humans require oxygen. If DDLG gets his wish and Texas becomes an independent state, I think we’re going to have to compile a short list of individuals to immediately deport for criminal stupidity/misanthropy.
Amanda Marcotte proves once again that nothing in the universe is more important to her than the continued murder of millions of fellow humans, in this case, likening babies in utero as being akin to bacteria. I won’t import the “tweets” into the page, but some of Marcotte’s statements, instead:
Taking antibiotics terminates more life than an abortion. One organism < the billions you kill with antibiotics.
Well, I oppose the use of antibiotics for everything. Bacteria are innocent and have a right to live. [But human babies do not. Thus, the apotheosis of feminist baal-worship, offering human sacrifice to their dark god willingly, but finding in bacteria something precious and possessing great sanctity.]
If you can believe an embryo is greater than a woman, I can believe bacteria has a right to live. [Yes, the old "embryo" canard. Babies only spend a short time as embryos. Virtually every abortion takes place well after the embryonic stage, and occurs when the child has developed to the level of fetus. And many of these babies are very capable of feeling the horrific torture of surgical or chemical abortion. But bacteria are much more worthy of life.]
So, babies are bacteria and abortion is like antibiotics. This nonsense conclusion is where the syllogism leads, which tells you there must be at least one flawed premise to the pro-choice argument.
Amanda Marcotte simply hates babies and wants them dead. Her thinking is so perverse, she has so twisted her “thinking” around radical leftist feminist ideology, she can’t even see what a moral monster she has become. I think she’s possessed.
Surprisingly – or maybe not – she grew up in a very isolated part of West Texas in a very conservative family. Then she went to Austin, got her mind filled with leftist lies (but, she was apparently open to them before she even left home. I know a couple folks who have met her, and she seems to have rather substantial……issues. Major daddy issues) and the rest is sad history.
In reality, Marcotte has done us a favor, she has simply, and rather foolishly, revealed the true nature of the feminist ideology. It’s not pro-woman, it’s anti-baby. It’s most frequently anti-men. A psychologist might say it is the outward manifestation of a deep-seeded inner loathing.
She is truly a sad creature. I pray for her conversion. She too has a soul, and will one day stand before the Judgment Seat of God. That is a terrifying thought for the most virtuous soul, but for someone as immoral as Marcotte……I just pray she converts. Given the positive reinforcement she gets from millions of like-minded femi-leftists, I doubt she will, but I pray for her conversion nonetheless.
Plus what is described as hundreds of thousands of refugee Christians in Jordan and Lebanon. Some more bad news from a recent news report:
There were some two million Christians living in Syria at the beginning of the Civil War. At least 450,000 Christians have fled the country since March 2011 because of the war. According to Gregory III. Laham, Patriarch of the Melkites Greek Catholic Church united with Rome, every fourth Christian has been expelled from his home. The violence of the Islamists exaggerating the Christians to flee, the Patriarch of Antioch and the whole East told the BBC.
There is not an exact number of Christians who’ve fled. According to Open Doors there are even many more Syrian Christians on the run. Patriarch Gregory III. Laham still firmly believes that “the Christian community will survive.” As mentioned on an earlier occasion repeated the head of the Melkite that Christians are an important part of Syria for two thousand years. “They will again be an important building block for the country’s reconstruction after the war, and do not need Assad to survive in Syria.” [Now that is an interesting statement. At the beginning of the conflict, anyway, Christians were pretty openly aligned with Assad, because they knew what an islamist government would mean. But with the islamists now dominating half the country's area, perhaps the Christians are having to be more circumspect. Or perhaps they have learned that Assad is not really their friend. He seems happy to kill whomever he has to to remain in power, not that his opponents are any better.] Words with which the church leader wants to indicate to all warring parties that Christians are not a party in this conflict.
In the Syrian Civil War 115,000 people have so far been killed, mainly civilians, including many Christians. The Christians are a favorite target, especially for the Islamists and al-Qaeda terrorists. The latest example is the attack on the Christian city Sadad. Today, Archbishop Boutros Selwanos Alnemeh, the Metropolitan of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Homs and Hama announced that “perpetrated the greatest massacre of Christians since the outbreak of the war” by the Islamists in Sadad. In the city of “innocent civilians were murdered simply because they are Christians. A total of 45 Christians were killed, including women and children. Most were buried in a mass grave,” said the Archbishop.
And Obama’s foreign policy has been so amateurishly run, he actually sends arms to the radical islamists, arming the very same groups we fight in Afghanistan. His vacillating, ignorant policy has managed to turn off and repel pretty much every country in the Mideast.
Prior to the US getting involved in the Mideast, millions of Christians still lived peaceably in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, etc. Now, all are under threat and tens of thousands of Christians from the most ancient Christian communities in the world have had to flee for their lives.
Worst president in American history. He makes Carter look like a Medici.
And as far as “ecumenism” with muslims is concerned, how do you ecumenize with a religion so totally antithetical to ours? Unless we’re just going to continue apologizing ad infinitum for alleged slights, insults, and outrages Catholics supposedly committed against muslims. Tell that to the reconquistadores of Spain!
What a martyr looks like October 29, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, General Catholic, horror, persecution, sadness, scandals, secularism, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
Czeslawa Kwoka was a young Polish Catholic girl butchered – along with millions of other Catholics, mostly from Poland – during the reign of the enlightenment-inspired Nazi psychopaths. Nazism, along with communism, is simply the philosophy of enlightenment rationalism taken to its logical, murderous end. But let me not get derailed by the evil philosophy that is rapidly drawing the world towards a new barbarism (or maybe we’re already there). There is no indication that Miss Kwoka possessed any special virtue. She is remembered because of the photographs taken of her upon entry into Auschwitz, showing the effects of the beating she had just taken from a German woman who apparently just needed to take out some aggression on somebody that day.
Czesława Kwoka, a 14-year-old Polish Catholic girl (prisoner number 26947) from the small village of Wólka Złojecka is photographed upon her arrival atAuschwitz concentration camp in December 1942. Wilhelm Brasse, an inmate who served as the camp identification photographer, recalled photographing Kwoka:
“She was so young and so terrified. The girl didn’t understand why she was there and she couldn’t understand what was being said to her.
So this woman Kapo took a stick and beat her about the face. This German woman was just taking out her anger on the girl. Such a beautiful young girl, so innocent. She cried but she could do nothing.
Before the photograph was taken, the girl dried her tears and the blood from the cut on her lip. To tell you the truth, I felt as if I was being hit myself but I couldn’t interfere. It would have been fatal for me. You could never say anything.”
Kwoka died in the camp in March of 1943.
Her mother died a month before the girl. Most prisoners in the Nazi death camps did not last more than a few months, if even that long. The circumstances of Miss Kwoka’s death are not known.
It is amazing how much liberalism colors our lives, and our view of events. The Nazi death camps are infamous world wide, supposedly a symbol for right wing hatred and power-mad butchery. This is completely right but also completely wrong, as the Nazi party was socialist all along and was deliberately constructed along the lines of its greatest, mortal nemesis – the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. What is even more amazing, is that while virtually everyone with even a rudimentary education around the world today knows of the Nazi death camps, very few know that Stalin’s death camps killed many millions more, and were in operation far longer. In fact, the GULAG system of state prisons/forced labor camps continued up to the moment of the Soviet Union’s implosion in 1991. The Soviet economy literally could not function without millions laboring in conditions of slavery and near starvation, which output Solzhentisyn estimated made up to 1/4 to even 1/3 of the total Soviet economic output, especially in terms of hard value assets like the nightmarish gold mines of the Kolyma and the nickel and other rare metal production facilities around Norilsk, where Servant of God Fr. Walter Cizsek suffered.
But because the culture has labeled Nazism “right wing,” and Stalinism was undeniably (even for today’s media) left wing, one is remembered around the world, while the other, equally if not more evil system, is almost totally forgotten in the mass memory. But there were millions of Czeslawa Kwoka’s in the GULAG, too. And there is absolutely no denying that the same modernist, rationalist, endarkened philosophy of “liberty, equality, and fraternity” that produced Auschwitz and the GULAG is presently driving our culture to ruin.
That is why, all theology aside (and there are mountains of it), the Church must oppose and set Herself apart from this culture, and not seek (never seek) to reach some accomodation with it. There are tens of millions of beautiful little Kwoka’s dying every year who never even get the chance to be born. We have so advanced and industrialized our murder factories that today the murders occur out of site, with absolutely no historical record, and with the remains of the vessels of immortal human souls left to the medical incinerator or, often enough, the trash bin. Our Blessed Lord knew this world and its prince, and that is why He directed His Church to be in the world but not of it, to remain apart.
Sadly, that is not a direction the Church has carefully observed over the past several decades, and Her influence on the world has suffered dramatically as a result. We desperately need more Saints. Saints are the only influence that can turn this rapidly decaying culture around. So pray! And perhaps remember Czeslawa Kwoka - and millions like her – on All Souls Day in your prayers.
I have been reading a book regarding the history of the Protestant Reformation in the British Isles. The book dates from ~1830. The author, William Cobbett, was a protestant of the Church of England. He argues extremely persuasively that the protestant revolt against the Church was born in lust and driven primarily by greed and desire for power, and that it is protestantism and the thinking that undergirds it that has led to the massive disparities in wealth we see in modern society, disparities that did not exist in earlier, Catholic times. There are several ways to critique his argument, but I am fairly convinced his main thesis – greedy rapine as the prime motivator for the English “reformation” - is quite correct.
I mention that as an aside, because the Episcopalian Dean of the (not really) National Cathedral just said not only is the sodomite agenda acceptable, it’s now a SIN to oppose it. I am reminded how barely 20 years elapsed between the 1930 Lambeth Conference, whereat the Anglican church became the first Christian body to sanction the use of contraception, and the late 40s, when Anglican academics began claiming that not only was contraception acceptable, it was a sin not to use it! Malthusian tendencies run deep in the church of Malthus:
The dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. claimed during his weekly address this past Sunday that it is a sin to oppose homosexuality.
The message was part of a weekend tribute to the homosexual youth at the National Cathedral, and a commemoration of the death of Matthew Shepherd, whose slaying [Matthew Shepherd is a false martyr for the sodomite agenda. His killing was simply a meth spree gone wrong, and had nothing to do with his sexuality. But never let the truth stop a leftist agenda] sparked the passage of the federal “hate crimes” bill signed into law by Barack Obama in 2009. During his speech, Gary Hall blamed churches across the country for influencing American beliefs about homosexuality.
“We must now have the courage to take the final step and call homophobia and heterosexism what they are. They are sin. [This is the fruit of protestant private interpretation. I don't like, society doesn't like, those icky things the Bible says about certain depraved behaviors, so, we'll just toss those aside. Just as protestants don't like John 6 or Matt 16:18] Homophobia is a sin. Heterosexism is a sin. [No, sodomy is a sin. Defending marriage as it has existed for thousands of years is not] Shaming people for whom they love is a sin,” Hall asserted. [HEY! I LOVE JESUS CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH! I LOVE AND BELIEVE WHAT CHRISTIANS HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED. HOW CAN YOU SHAME ME FOR WHOM I LOVE?!? Leftist hypocrite] “Only when all our churches say that clearly and boldly and courageously will our LGBT youth be free to grow up in a culture that totally embraces them fully as they are.”
He proceeded to claim that churches that oppose homosexuality produce a culture that is harmful to children.
“It’s more than tragic—in fact it’s shameful—that faith communities, especially Christian ones, continue to be complicit in putting our children at risk and abetting the attitudes that oppress them, thereby encouraging the aggressors who would subject our children to pain, humiliation, and violence,” Hall stated [Huh, so, I guess the Catholic Church should just let all the boy rapers back into clergy? After all, we don't want those priests with desires to rape boys to feel oppressed.]
It is always tragic and pathetic to see a man who has traded the applause of the world for the Truth Christ has always revealed through His Church. But, then again, that has been the Anglican way since it was founded.
The moral structure of pedophilia October 4, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Basics, catachesis, disaster, error, family, General Catholic, horror, manhood, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, Society, unadulterated evil.
Dr. Anthony Esolen has written a damning, thought-provoking piece that establishes more or less unequivocally that opposition to pedophilia in the United States at present rests on basically non-existent foundations, with almost all adults accepting without question the modern dictum of “if it feels good, do it.” Opposition to pedophilia – sure to be enormously challenged in the coming years – has no philosophical basis, but simply a basis of personal sentiment. Most people, right now, feel pedophilia is wrong. But why should that be, if we also murder babies at the rate of 3000+ a day? There is no real reason, no undergirding belief system to support that opposition to pedophilia, so that when the PR campaign gets ginned up to “normalize” this hideous crime, opposition will melt away, just as it did with abortion, divorce, homosexual simulation of marrage, etc., etc:
The moral structure of pedophilia is simply this: the welfare of children is subordinate to the sexual gratification of adults……..
We should be thankful that the Sanduskys and Laheys are still considered monstrous. But in contemporary America that condemnation rests on sentiment and not on moral reasoning. No one can simultaneously explain why their actions were so vile and uphold the first commandment of the sexual revolution: fulfill thy desires……
…..No, it isn’t how Sandusky and Lahey did what they did, or under what circumstances, that explains the disgust. It’s what they did—but nobody wants to acknowledge that.
The reason for that reluctance becomes clear, if we keep in mind the moral structure of pedophilia. Sexual gratification trumps. Thank goodness that for now, there aren’t many men who are sexually attracted to youngsters. In that single case, we raise the banner for the children. But in no other case.
If we altered the question, and asked not how many people have done sexually abusive things with children, but how many people have done sexual things that redounded to the suffering of children, then we might confess that the only thing that separates millions of people from Jerry Sandusky is inclination. Everything that was once considered a sexual evil and that is now winked at or cheered, everything without exception, has served to hurt children, and badly.
We might point here to divorce. Unless it is necessary to remove oneself and one’s children from physical danger and moral corruption, the old wisdom regarding divorce should hold, if children themselves have anything to say about it. Parents will say, “My children can never be happy unless I am happy,” but they should not lay that narcissistic unction to their souls. Children need parents who love them, not parents who are happy; they are too young to be asked to lay down their lives for someone else. It is not the job of the child to suffer for the parent, but the job of the parent to endure, to make the best of a poor situation, to swallow his pride, to bend her knees, for the sake of the child.
We might point to births out of wedlock. The child has a right to enter more than a little nursery decorated with presents from a baby shower. He should enter a human world, a story, a people. He should be born of a mother and a father among uncles and aunts and cousins and grandparents, stretching into the distant past, with all their interrelated histories, with his very being reflected in all those mirrors of relation, not to mention his eyes and his hair, the talents in his fingers and the cleverness in his mind. This belonging to a big and dependable world can be secured only in the context of the permanent love of his mother and father, declared by a vow before the community and before the One in whom there is no shadow of alteration…….
…..There are pedophiles of the body, and pedophiles of the soul. Planned Predators happily enlist the latter among their troops…….
This is a great piece, and deserves to be widely read. Perhaps readers have thought I’ve gone around the bend a bit in proclaiming that I fully expect forms of slavery to be accepted by polite (or elite) society before very long. Everything this culture believes points in that direction. This culture already believes that some human beings have no rights and can be killed without a second thought, “legally,” in a “safe” abortuary. This culture already holds that some human beings in hospital beds can be cut up and harvested of their organs, even while still breathing on their own, for the benefit of those not quite so ill. Women have been taught over the past 50 years to turn themselves into purely sexual creatures, whose sole worth is in attracting the very brief, no-commitments made lust of a man. Are not all these people, tens of millions of them, already existing under a form of slavery?
In reality, our culture has already embraced slavery, as it has thrown off the Christian ethos that led to its final eradication after many centuries of arduous effort. Of course, real slavery still exists in muslim and pagan lands where Chrisitanity is unknown. But how long before we hear voices in this post-Christian culture claiming that slavery is perfectly acceptable, and that it is even good, for some people just don’t have much self-will or direction in life, and need a strong hand to guide them? There will be justifications aplenty, once the Christian belief in the dignity and self-determination of each sovereign soul is stripped away.
Pity the children. Given how fast has been the collapse in opposition to the destruction of marriage as something sacred, I don’t think we can imagine that “normalization” and de-criminalization of pedophilia is a bridge too far.
Lord, have mercy on us. And your children.
Over 3% of all deaths in Holland due to euthanasia? September 26, 2013Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, asshatery, Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, martyrdom, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
Some of which is even “forced euthanasia,” previously known as murder? They have mobile death squads to off recalcitrant, sick elderly people who refuse to die? I know this is the Daily Mail, but the data seems legit, and is straight from the Dutch government. Yikes:
One in 30 deaths in Holland are now from euthanasia, it has been revealed.
It comes after the Dutch government allowed mobile death squads to kill sick and elderly people in their own homes.
Official figures released yesterday, showed that euthanasia deaths soared by 13 per cent in 2012 compared to the previous year.
There were 4,188 deaths by euthanasia last year – accounting for three per cent of all deaths - compared to 3,695 deaths by euthanasia in 2011.
It marks the sixth consecutive year that deaths by euthanasia have increased in the Netherlands.
The government has said that the reasons for the increase in euthanasia deaths cannot be determined with certainty.
Leading theories include a growing awareness and acceptance of the practice among both Dutch doctors and patients.
In March last year, however, Holland launched the world’s first mobile death squads to be dispatched in cases when family doctors refused to administer lethal drugs on ‘ethical’ grounds.
The six units, comprising of at least a doctors and a nurse, were expected to send the number of euthanasia cases in Holland rocketing, with pro-euthanasia campaigners saying they would end the lives of an additional 1,000 ‘borderline’ patients a year.
“Borderline.” I have read enough horror stories from families who had elderly – or even not so much – family members hospitalized here in the US, where keeping the staff from killing them was a constant struggle, to know that there is a sickness rising in the medical community, based on utilitarianism of the worst kind. This utilitarianism – the fruit of a culture utterly cut off from God and His loving guidance – is also coupled with a great sense of power over life and death, the ability to decided people’s fate, which exhibits itself in very dark, sinister ways.
Huxley was absolutely right. But its far more than just the elderly who are being killed:
In 2005 the Groningen Protocol protected doctors from being prosecuted for the euthanasia of infants as long as they followed approved guidelines. [Oh, yes, and the medical profession has never come up with barbaric, inhuman guidelines before! Remember Dr. Samuel Cartwright's guidance about how to treat "drapetomania" in slaves - whip them half to death! But that was an "approved guideline" for years!]
Euthanasia is carried out by administering a strong sedative to put the patient in a coma, followed by a drug to stop breathing and cause death.
The Dutch government has insisted that ‘the greatest care’ is taken to offer euthanasia only to patients ‘who are suffering unbearably with no prospect of improvement’.
Well, that’s just the thing, isn’t it? Sometimes, people do improve. Sometimes, they improve miraculously, and sometimes, it’s not such a surprise. Matt Archbold recently had a story about how he and his family had to fight tooth and nail, and eventually put on a 24 hour watch on their father, to keep a determined hospital nurse from killing him after a moderately severe fall. They had him so doped up on morphine he was unconscious for days, and they called it “a coma.” The nurse finally came to them and said “you better gather the family, he won’t last the night,’ and they looked at his vitals – nothing had changed. He hadn’t gotten worse. What the nurse was saying, was that she was going to kill him that night. Once they got the murderous doctors and nurses away from him, Archbold’s father recovered quite well and went on to live for a number of years. There are thousands upon thousands of such stories.
I personally had an aunt that had a live-in hospice care nurse. My aunt lived with her for some time, and then started going down-down-down. She hardly ate or drank, which are symptons of opioid abuse (I dropped 60 pounds in 12 months in my first run with Vicodin). The nurse was doping my aunt up more and more, until, almost perfectly timed with the exhaustion of my aunt’s remaining funds, the nurse finally gave her – we suspect- a fatal overdose.
It’s already very, very common, and will become increasingly so as our culture loses its final bits of its Christian heritage. So, we must all be very vigilant for our loved ones in the “care” of the medical system. We can be assured, now that the federal government is deeply involved in people’s health care, it’s going to get far, far worse.
Militant Atheist Richard Dawkins: “mild pedophilia” OK September 11, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, asshatery, Basics, contraception, disaster, error, General Catholic, horror, sadness, scandals, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
I’ve always suspected that much of the passionately evangelical atheism we see in our culture today had a great deal to do with the growing absence of father’s in more and more children’s lives. In a curt phrase, “daddy issues.” Now, along comes a revelation from the veritable Billy Graham of evangelical atheism, Richard Dawkins, that he was molested as a child by a headmaster at some English public school he attended. He attempts to excuse this away by claliming it was only “mild pedophilia,” and thus should not be punished:
In a recent interview with the Times magazine, Richard Dawkins attempted to defend what he called “mild pedophilia,” which, he says, he personally experienced as a young child and does not believe causes “lasting harm.”
Dawkins went on to say that one of his former school masters “pulled me on his knee and put his hand inside my shorts,” and that to condemn this “mild touching up” as sexual abuse today would somehow be unfair……
……Plus, he added, though his other classmates also experienced abuse at the hands of this teacher, “I don’t think he did any of us lasting harm.”
Child welfare experts responded to Dawkins’ remarks with outrage — and concern over their effect on survivors of abuse….
As Ace notes, this has weird psychology written all over it. To quote Ace:
This just in: Man who has spent entire adult public life attempting a Freudian vengeance against God-As-Father-Figure-Betrayer announces that a bit of “mild pedophilia” did “no lasting harm” to his psychology.
While it’s often difficult to probe into the minds of others, especially from a distance, this is certainly a datapoint to mark down and remember.
And the broader implication is, since Dawkins is such a leading, influential leftist, do his comments – taken with some other disturbing statements and actions from those in the avante garde of the left – mean that pedophilia is the next great “social cause” that will be inflicted upon our rapidly dying culture? Convinced they have won on fake homosexual marriage, is this the next great taboo the left plans to try to normalize, sanitize, and regularize?
Ace also provides a link to a truly horrific article from Der Spiegel, which in 2010 reported on extreme far left/communist West German communes of the late 60s and early 70s, when the revolution was in full flower and was convinced that they were just about to overwhelm the “system,” which engaged in horrific acts of the most brazen depravity with their own children. This Spiegel report, which is disputed in some of its details, indicates a coordinated, systematic program of abuse, intended, I believe, to tear children down into shattered shells, the better to build them up as ideal vanguards of the proletariat revolution.
Now, I value maintaining some semblance of dignity with this blog, so I’m not going to copy and paste from the article, but reading the comments of some of the parents involved, the level of bathos and communist programming involved is simply staggering. Many of these parents ritualistically abused their own children, or allowed others to do so. These same parents commented that they often struggled with their decisions to allow this abuse to go on, because while they were convinced (and this is straight out of the demonic maniac Alfred Kinsey, and his abusive, soul-destroying “research” into child sexuality) that children were “sexual beings” and that societal inhibitions were holding them back from experiencing the joys of 60s style “free love,” most knew in their heart of hearts that they were committing unspeakable evils. The children themselves are still, four decades later, so scarred by this abuse, that they cannot even speak of it, for the most part.
This was not some freak, fringe element of the German left. Those involved include current-day, prominent German politicians, especially among the watermelon Green party. Because of their high standing in German society, they have never been called to account. One prominent politician discussed how “seductive” a two year old could be!
My own personal experience with adult survivors of child sex abuse is that they are never fully right again. To have those boundaries and that sacred innocence violated at so tender an age is something most people never really, truly overcome.
And yet more and more evidence indicates de-criminalizing child sex abuse will be the next, or one of the next, efforts by the cultural left to completely eradicate the few remaining moral standards of the former Christendom. And all this collapse began when some Catholics repudiated the Church and decided they would be their own authority when it came to Scripture – it’s been a straight line from that, to where we are today.
May God have mercy on us all. When the chastisement comes, good Lord, it will be unbelievable.
Jesuits produce “All Are Welcome” pro-homosexual lifestyle video series September 5, 2013Posted by tantamergo in asshatery, Basics, disaster, horror, scandals, self-serving, sexual depravity, shocking, sickness, Spiritual Warfare, the enemy, unadulterated evil.
Uh…….Jesuit-in-Chief, Pope Francs? Can you do something about your order, please? Like suppressing it? Because it’s so far gone, you can’t even see it from here in Catholic Land.
A new video series produced and promoted by the North American Jesuits is out misrepresenting Catholic belief, and encouraging active homosexuality:
A series of videos sponsored by the Jesuit Roman Catholic religious order, titled “Who are we to judge,” in reference to a comment made earlier this year by Pope Francis about homosexual priests, has come under fire for promoting the idea that there is no conflict between being a faithful Catholic and being an active homosexual [We are going to be haunted by the really inappropriate, unfortunate comment for years.]
The video series was produced by the Ignatian News Network, a YouTube channel that is a joint project of the US Jesuits and Loyola Productions in Los Angeles, to feature videos about the work and mission of the American Jesuits. [So, this isn't just one little group of Jesuits, this is the provincial on board with this disaster. Do they care nothing for the eternal destination of souls?]
Prominently featured in the series is Arthur Fitzmaurice, the head of the Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry (CALGM), a group that is currently under censure by their local Catholic bishop for misrepresenting Catholic teaching. Fitzmaurice says in the videos that his “coming out” experience as a homosexual “strengthened my faith journey”. At first he said he had asked God, “how do I leave this cross behind me, how do I become a straight man?” which he said changed in time to “a realisation that God made me to be this gay person”. [I'm skeptical that was his reasoning process. Whoever said the Church demands homosexuals become heterosexual? What the Church, what Christ, requires of everyone, is chastity. And any homosexual act - any sexual act outside the confines of a marriage between one man and one woman, ordered towards the procreation of children - is unchaste.]
Fitzmaurice says that his group only wants “to create a Church where all are welcome at all parishes. And once they’re there, not just being welcomed, but a place where they’re going to thrive.” [How can one "thrive" while mired, unrepentant, in the basest of sins? And not just sin, but an entire lifestyle built around that sin? This is all entirely self-serving. And note the trick language, homosexuals are not "welcome" in Catholic Churches, unless they are permitted to openly practice their perversion, and have that practice embraced and rejoiced in by the entire Church.]
However, in June of last year, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland, where the gay ministry is based, issued a statement saying that the group cannot be regarded as “authentically Catholic” due to their opposition to Catholic teaching.
In letters to the gay ministry board, Cordileone requested that each member “strive to clearly present Catholic doctrine on homosexuality in its fullness” and “profess personally to hold and believe, and practice all that the holy Catholic Church teaches, believes and proclaims to be true, whether from the natural moral law or by way revelation from God through Scripture and tradition”. The group’s leadership twice told Cordileone they refused to sign such a declaration. [And why haven't they been excommunicated, formally? They have twice rejected Church Doctrine, they reject Dogma on chastity....and yet they are allowed to continue to call themselves Catholic, spread scandal, confuse souls, and would the Faith? I'm disappointed in Archbishop Cordileone.]
…..The first video in the series starts with an interview with Fr. James Martin, S.J., a prominent US media personality and Jesuit priest [and raving modernist embracer of every left wing cultural fad] in New York, who has made advocating for the normalisation of homosexuality in the Catholic Church a prominent feature of his career. [Yet another reason for the Jesuits to be suppressed. This guy is a disaster, a heretic.]
Martin says that “many LGBT people” “have very deep spiritual lives and are Christians.” [Certainly, nothing says "deep spiritual life" like the wanton promiscuity most homosexual males engage in. Ever been to a homosexual "pride" parade?] He also denies a conflict between the Catholic Church and the homosexual movement, saying, “It’s not as if you have atheist gays on one side, and religious or spiritual straight people on the other.”
Martin also praises the movement in the Catholic Church in the US and elsewhere that is a feature of many parishes that encourages homosexuals to believe they can be actively “gay” and faithful as Catholics, without contradiction. “The idea that someone could come out and be honest and transparent and open about the way that God created them, I think is terrific. I think it’s something that the Catholic Church can support,” he says. ["Support," only by completely chucking what it means to be Catholic, rejecting the plain, repeated meaning of Scripture, as well as 2000 years of Tradition. Only a modernist could make such a claim. And modernism is a condemned heresy.]
Martin adds, “If a music minister is gay, it doesn’t matter [to other parishioners] if they’re homosexual…it matters that they did a great job at the [liturgy of the] Easter Vigil.
“If a spiritual director is gay, it doesn’t matter that they’re homosexual. It matters that they’ve brought people to God through prayer.” [Oh really?!? It doesn't matter that a spiritual director who cannot satisfy the requirements of basic chastity is counseling souls?! Oh what wisdom will they surely dispense! What wonders of spiritual growth will they provide?!! You don't think this spiritual direction might be a bit worldly, might gloss over such trivialities as dying to self, mortification, self-transformation, living for Christ by observing ALL the Church knows to be true? I knew Martin was a disaster, but did not know quite how bad he is. How, on earth, is this man still "a priest in good standing?" Please..........]
Episode 2 of the series features John Paul Godges, a “gay Catholic” author, who says at the opening of Episode 2, “My Christian faith, of course, has been a source of strength in my spiritual journey throughout my life as a gay man. My experience as a gay man has been a source of strength in my Christian journey.” [Oh.......I'm soooo sure it has.]
“A gay identity can inspire and deepen a Christian faith.” [Provided that "Catholic Faith" is made to bow low to my sexual proclivities and the wisdom of our fallen, sexular pagan culture?]
Godges says, “I often tell people that being Catholic is like being American. [No, it's not. Not at all. It's so far above nationality it's not even comparable. You have no idea what you're talking about, save to an almost entirely secular audience already lost of the Faith] And just because some politician prosecutes a misbegotten war, [like Obama?] I’m not going to renounce my citizenship and flee to Canada. [Just because some Bible, Savior, Saint, 2000 years of Tradition, etc says that my actions are an immense affront to God, I'm not going to let that harsh my concupiscence buzz......I'm going to keep right on lusting, and force God to change!] I’m going to stay and fight and communicate and converse and speak at retreats and do whatever I can to promote the best that’s in the Catholic Church…I’m not going to let anyone take that away from me.”
And that last bit is what it all comes down to. 50+ years of modernist indoctrination and creeping protestant “private revelation” have left the vast majority of self-described Catholics so badly formed they haven’t even the foggiest of notions what it is to be Catholic. What that term has meant, and means, is to submit to all the Church has revealed to be true by divine faith. To trust with all our heart, mind, and soul, that Holy Mother Church has revealed the Will of God and His Truth, and to submit to that. Every heretic rejects that requirement, to one degree or another, but never in the history of the Church has the heresy been so deep and broad. So that today, the vast majority of Catholics think exactly like this man: the Faith isn’t a set of beliefs and practices ordered towards producing radical changes in behavior towards a moral, God-pleasing existence, but a mere cultural label one wears, one of many associations and lifestyle accoutrements that, while “very important,” would certainly never induce one to die to self and possibly change some aspect of their lives that is incompatible with the Faith. That would be un-American!
No, for this vast sea of people, they don’t have to submit to the Faith, but the “faith” to them and all their million little proclivities. To some degree, it’s always been such, but never before have so many utterly lost souls been invincibly convinced of their stalwart, heck, saintly, Katholicysm.
And that, my friends, is the inevitable result of many decades of meaningless, erroneous modernist reformulations of Dogma and indifferentist approaches to the Faith. Harvesting the fruit of the revolution in the Church, indeed…….
Tomorrow, God willing, we shall hear from a good, old Jesuit, who utterly crushes all the self-serving sophistry above.