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Dear Lord in Heaven have mercy on this soul April 7, 2014

Posted by tantamergo in asshatery, Basics, catachesis, disaster, Ecumenism, General Catholic, horror, martyrdom, sadness, scandals, shocking, sickness, the enemy, unadulterated evil.
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Over the weekend, I saw a chilling, horrendous scene from Syria of a Christian being made to apostasize – making the oath that “there is no god but fake allah and mohammad is his fake messenger” – and then being beheaded anyways.

It was so sad on so many levels.  There is an extremely, disgustingly graphic video of this barbarity.  I won’t put it on my blog. I’ve seen it, but I don’t want want to put it on here. If you really want to see it – and I must tell you, these muslims, they must love being evil, because when they cut off someone’s head, they don’t use a sword and do it in one fell swoop, or even a particularly sharp knife, they take their time about it, so the poor soul actually has time to suffer and even try to resist a bit before expiring – it’s below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5xzterACgM

These monsters actually say they’re not going to shoot him because that would be too merciful.  I saw some folks criticizing the guy for apostasizing, but courage to resist dozens of armed thugs saying they’ll kill you is supernatural. I pray God is merciful to this poor person.

The reason I’m showing this is because, this may be a fringe movement in islam, but it’s not that fringe. There are millions of muslims who support, actively or passively, this kind of nightmarish extremism.  To many in islam, these are the “best” muslims.  The entire history of islam is one rife with mindless killing, barbarity, cruelty, backwardness, ignorance, and, more than anything, diabolical hostility towards Christians.

Which is why I have to say what I’m going to say - I wish every prelate in the Church who makes indifferentist statements (and acts) regarding islam would have to sit down for an hour or so to watch such videos (and there are plenty of them) and pray and meditate on what they are doing with their claims that “islam is the religion of peace,” or that “islam is a salvific religion like Christianity.”

For centuries, the Church knew better.  For centuries, the Church knew the greatest mortal threat to Christians came from islam.  For centuries, Christians died at the hands of muslims. For centuries, muslim preyed on Christians with no provocation.  But when Christians, after years of suffering endless cruelties and abuses, finally responded with an offensive to take back former Christian lands – oh, well, this is something to apologize over.

Of course not all muslims are violent, of course there are aspects of islam that are inoffensive, but the history of islam indicates a false religion relentlessly hostile to the Church and far too frequently all human decency.

Church leaders, y0u can talk all you want with muslims, but its pointless and scandalous.  They only take it as a sign of weakness and foolishness. I have a very hard time not agreeing.  I also have a very hard time not seeing such “ecumenism” as strong indications of weak faith and overt worldliness, but who am I to judge?

The only ecumenism islam has ever understood is the sword.

 

Welcome to the Persecution April 3, 2014

Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
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I loved Ace’s headline on this: “‘Recant Your Heresies,’ The Freethinker Demanded, Trembling with Religious Fury and Transcendent Ecstasy”  It’s so very true, as  you will see.

“Rational” atheists/agnostics/leftists love to think they are sooo very superior to those Christofascist bible thumpers and their bizarre, antiquated superstitions.  None of that for them, these enlightened post-Christians know they are completely above anything like that.

But then why do their actions look so very much like the kind of goose-pimply fervor that comes from true religious zeal?

The setup is this: Mozilla, successor to Netscape, hired a man to be their new CEO.  It turns out, this man, 6 years ago, gave $1000 to support the Proposition 8 initiative, a constitutional amendment that passed in California, defining marriage as between one man and one woman (unless you have been living under a rock, you know a sodomite judge who desires to marry his body-buddy judged Prop 8 unconstitutional).  I guess this story has just been huge in certain segments of teh intrawebs, where throngs of  sexular pagans are demanding a ritualistic sacrifice to their dark god for this horrific fake heresy.

An anonymous writer — an insider in the tech world, but unwilling to share his or her name (go figure) — writes about the Moral Panic burning over the tech industry over the elevation of Brendan Eich to the head of Mozilla.

Eich once made a $1,000 donation to Prop 8, in 2006, shortly before the pro-gay-marriage Senate candidate Barack Obama would be persuaded by the righteousness of the traditional marriage cause, and thus announce his conversion to the proposition that marriage must be as it had been eternally, a union between a man and a woman.

For some reason, the rabid Upper Income White Women (and Feminized White Men) of the tech industry don’t seem to think Barack Obama deserves criticism for that position, but they’re very sure that Eich should either recant or be fired.

The new sexular pagan religion is not one to be crossed.  They do not trifle.  They seek to crush all heretics opposition.   A writer for some lowlife Silicon Valley rag literally demanded public Confession, public penance, ritualistic ablution and propitiatory sacrifice for this hideous crime against the satanic sexular pagan religion:

Stop saying that this was merely a private matter that won’t affect your work as Mozilla’s CEO. That’s disingenuine [ummm, not a word] and beneath a leader of your stature.

Say that whatever chain of logic led you to conclude that your personal views required you to support Proposition 8 was flawed, erroneous, incorrect. You may well maintain those same views—that’s your prerogative—but you don’t have to draw the same conclusions from them today as you did six years ago. [You will think as we demand or we will see to it that you are crushed.  Oh, we can't get inside your head to know what you really think - yet - but you had better talk and act like you repent of your Christianist heresy or we will destroy you]

Go further. Say that you support the rights of people to enter into same-sex marriages everywhere.  [Public confession, public recanting for the sin of supporting marriage] Say that you will not only support employees in the United States who are in same-sex marriages, but that you will also fight for the civil rights of Mozilla employees [ritualistic ablution for the sin of heresy] who work in societies with less progressive views.

Finally, make a donation equal in amount to the money you gave to Proposition 8 [propitiatory sacrifice] and candidates who supported it to the Human Rights Campaign or another organization that fights for the civil rights of LGBT people.”

A writer at First Things (which I generally try to avoid) noted that the moral extremism and pseudo-religious fervor behind the propagation of this satanic, inverted morality bodes ill for faithful Catholics, Christians, and conservatives in general.  These people will take no prisoners. They will be no length to which they will not go to further the spread of their immorality and  your fervent acceptance of it.  I don’t even know if quivering obeisance will be allowed anymore, these people seem bound and determined to force everyone, publicly, onto their side.

There is an old joke regarding the legalization of sodomy.  I’ve seen it in many places.  It goes: “I don’t mind if they legalize sodomy, so long as they don’t make it mandatory.”

Well, folks…..at this point, I would not rule that out.  We are already seeing some signs that mere rejection of unwanted same-sex advances is starting to be seen as the dreaded and loathed “homophobia.”  As I mentioned in the previous post, more and more radical feminists are going over to the idea that the marital act always constitutes rape, and that “heterosexuality” (previously known as being normal) is a false, imposed “desire.”  At least for women.  So a stage is being set where these radical feminists, utterly dominant in certain environments like academia, can more or less demand sex from students at the cost of being cast out of the sisterhood and publicly pilloried if any refuse.

We are seeing a probably decent, normal person being crushed for the “heresy” of believing marriage is between one man and one woman.  90+% of the fervent supporters of same-sex marriage believed the same until a few years (or months, or even weeks) ago.  But there is no mercy for the unconverted. Mercy is a practice totally foreign to this emerging, satanic, replacement-religion for Christianity.

It’s going to be a rough ride.

 

Lesbian couple starves, beats, even chains 3 children March 25, 2014

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Don’t buy the packaged product the media is selling you, of loving, doting, oh-so-caring and, of course!, incredibly stable homosexuals who, garsh darn it, just might possess the ideal qualities to be parents.

Yeah, right:

Three children were rescued from a Monterey County home last week after deputies discovered that two women — one a former correctional officer — had starved, chained and abused the children, officials said Friday.

Sheriff’s deputies rescued the children from the couples’ residence on Russell Road near Salinas on March 14, citing horrific conditions and an 8-year-old girl who looked “like a concentration camp victim,” said Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller.

Also in the home were two boys, ages 3 and 5.

Miller said Eraca Dawn Craig, 31, and Christian Jessica Deanda, 44, are accused of felony child cruelty, false imprisonment and other charges.

Deputies conducted a welfare check at the house after the children didn’t show up for an unspecified appointment, detectives said.

They found the children, who were home-schooled, living in squalid conditions and “fairly dire straits,” Miller said.

The girl appeared to have been the most abused, deputies said, though all three had bruises and other marks and appeared to be malnourished.

Officers said they found signs the girl had been chained to the wall about 4 feet above the floor and said she may also have been held in a closet. It appeared she had been shackled at times at the ankle and at other times by a collar around her neck.

Miller said it appeared she had “hardly eaten for months.”

The girl and a 5-year-old boy were adopted, he said, while a 3-year-old boy is the biological son of one of the women, who are domestic partners. [But wait, I thought you were born that way?  Maybe not?  Maybe you just sort of flit around to whomever gives you that thrill you seek at a particular moment?]

But wait, there’s more!  One of the lesbian super-moms used to work for a CCHD type AIDS “ministry” in Salinas:

Under previous jobs, she lists work as an HIV prevention case manager at John XXIII AIDS Ministry in Salinas from 2001 to 2004, and later as a psychosocial therapy manager at Valencia Counseling Services in Estancia, N.M.

You think they advocated much chastity at “John XXIII AIDS Ministry?” I will note, that organization keeps a very low profile online, the better, I have to suspect, from attracting attention from nosy Catholic bloggers.

Last year, there was a media flap when some leftists posited that lesbians might very well make the ideal parents.  And I’m sure we’ll hear, in seconds, how those not lost in this particular sin also abuse children.

But none of that changes the fact that negative life outcomes/afflictions are rampant in among those lost in the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah. Among homosexual men in particular, but lesbian women, as well, rates of obesity, violence towards self, violence towards others, suicide, self-destructive sexual behaviors, and all manner of addictions are rampant.  And yet, these same people are being given charge of children they are incapable of producing themselves.

In this great cultural death wish revolving around not merely the acceptance, but the promotion and even glorification of sodomy, we are told so many lies.  We are presented with pictures of this lifestyle that are almost completely divorced from reality.  Very rare is the truly loving, monogamous sodomite couple.  More typically, there may be a long term partner but monogamy is a laugh.  Almost all of even the “committed” relationships are “open,” meaning they can mess around with whomever they wish, whenever they wish.  And the after-products of especially male-on-male intercourse are hideous to contemplate when children are in the picture – blood, fecal matter, semen, lube…..it’s hideous.

And it’s the children who, once again, will pay the ultimate price for the continuing fulfillment of the great leftist dream of a godless, hedonist society where sex – any kind, no matter how perverse –  is the be all and end all of existence.  I will posit that three precious souls have been traumatized past the breaking point, and will never be fully right.  Having experienced such trauma, they have a long, troubled life ahead of them.  But it matters not to the leftist ideologues, for them, children are simply future economic units, at best, or creatures to be bent and manipulated to further the cause.

We have already seen what devastation the promotion of divorce – at radical feminist behest – has wrought on millions of souls in this sick culture.  Now we have this.  If you feel any qualms about this issue, if you feel torn as to whether or not active, unrepentant sodomites and gomorrists should be given the enormous responsibility before God and man for the upbringing of children, I suggest you read this.  It is the first of a 4 part discussion between three adults raised by homosexual parents, and the trauma that experience inflicted on them.  That trauma had nothing to do with any “homophobia” or other ostensible “repression” of this perverse lifestyle, but stems entirely from children being force to grow up with profoundly unsettled, sick individuals.

And that makes sense, if one thinks about it, because “homosexuals” as individuals and as a group identify themselves around their sexual behaviors, and the entire culture is incredibly highly sexualized. It is not normal, it is perverse, and the impact on children is telling.  Given the sins and negative behaviors that same-sex attracted people engage in, it is little wonder that abuse of any children in the picture is very common.  You should really read the accounts linked above, they are very moving.

But again, children matter nothing to the radical left, save for their ability to be groomed into future little leftists.  And enabling perverse individuals to be parents almost insures a good number of future disordered individuals, prime targets for leftist agitprop.

That is the goal.  Everything must be in service of the ideology, and the collateral damage to potentially millions of souls is actually a good thing to them.  It’s just more fodder for the big leftist machine, slowly consuming what used to be Christendom.  But I pray for those little souls so traumatized, and for the adults lost in this panegyric of evil. What a nightmare.

 

Oh my God……British hospitals incinerating babies for heat March 24, 2014

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Lord, have mercy on us.  We are a wicked and evil people.

The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found.

Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat.

Last night the Department of Health issued an instant ban on the practice which health minister Dr Dan Poulter branded ‘totally unacceptable.’

At least 15,500 foetal remains were incinerated by 27 NHS trusts over the last two years alone, Channel 4’s Dispatches discovered.

The programme, which will air tonight, found that parents who lose children in early pregnancy were often treated without compassion and were not consulted about what they wanted to happen to the remains.

I’ve said it a lot lately, but it needs saying again: there is no limit to the depravity to which people will sink when they reject God.  And Britain, sadly, has been towards the forefront of that rejection.

Once a culture decides that it is acceptable to kill babies in the womb (for now, soon it won’t be just babies, nor in the womb) essentially for reasons of convenience………well why not use their little bodies created by God for fuel?  It gets cold in England, dangit, and babies produce a lot less gerbal worming carbon dioxide than coal!  It’s win-win!

This is so close to the Matrix it isn’t even funny.  In that movie, improbably thoughtful from a couple of truly disturbed men (one isn’t even a man anymore), a sentient artificial intelligence has enslaved all of humanity for our collective bio-electric energy. In essence, humans are a giant battery for the machine-slavers to live on.  And this is different how?

And it wasn’t just aborted babies, either. It was also babies who died prematurely or in miscarriages.  The article speaks of how callously the officials at the National Health Service, created by the socialist Clement Atlee in 1946, treat the parents who have lost children.

Well, guess what?  To hardcore socialists, people are just a resource of the state, to be taken from and given to as the state sees fit, including the ability to live at all.  If there are too many people, in the minds of the socialist statists, then we’ll just abort/kill a few million.  We’ve seen socialist states do this too many times to count.  So should there be surprise that they treat the dead babies, or the parents feelings, of any more consequence than one would give to a lump of coal?

Socialism as a belief system stems directly from the radical beliefs of the 18th century endarkenment philosphes.  Those philosphes hated God, hated the Church, and sought to create a form of government that would, over time, see to its destruction.  But any system divorced from God and His Church ultimately comes from satan. And satan loves to see dead people, and people treated like literal garbage, to be burned.  Socialism helps make that a reality better than any other scam the dark one has ever devised.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by these things.  But it’s shocking, nonetheless, to see how callous and evil people can become once they forget God.

Our sick culture: two-dad families now “wholesome” March 20, 2014

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A good reader sent this to me, noting that she is now off Nabisco, Starbucks, Target, Home Depot, Coca Cola, and others.  I’m with her.  I guess I should smash those bottles of Mexican Sprite I bought in a moment of weakness, because they have sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.

Anyway, Nabisco, makers of Honey-Maid Graham Crackers have a new commercial out informing us of the new cultural definition of “wholesome,” and it includes same-sex parents and interracial couples.  It’s actually an amazingly hateful little bit of agitprop, which I’ll explore below:

I know many will say “it’s just a commercial, get over it,” like the Coca Cola commercial at the Super Bowl. This one is actually a lot more nasty and insidious, as it seeks to carefully craft guilt and instill certain values into the people how see it.

First we are presented with an obviously homosexual couple  or couples raising happy children.  That is obviously intended to develop sympathy for such folks, and so normalize homosexual couples as to generate support – and more importantly, marginalize opposition – for pretend same-sex marriage.

Then there is some single dad that looks like many of the folks I saw in NA, big time rock n’ roll types with hip cultural markers (hair, tattoos, etc) – thus, if you don’t support sodo-marriage, you wont’ be hip like this guy.

Most insidiously of all, there is the interracial couple.  The tie-in here tries to make an equivalency between same-sex couples and interracial ones, delegitimizing opposition again as akin to racism.

Of course, the very idea that sodomy could be “wholesome” is the most offensive of all.  Like abortion, I think if more people were aware of how disgusting male-male sodomy is, it would change many minds.  So like abortion, it has to be sanitized.  This is a big part of that sanitization.

The more I think on this, the more I think this is just a really evil creation by someone with a vested interest in this matter. I would not be surprised in the least if the ad exec at Nabisco that developed and approved this is an active homosexual.  It’s just so filled with all the agitprop arguments that group likes to use, it’s a veritable smorgasbord of decadent assumptions and leftist Alinskyite targeting.

Unfortunately, these kinds of things tend to work marvelously.  Support for normalization of homosexuality skyrocketed in the wake of TV programs like Ellen, Will and Grace (the very name itself is a huge shot at Catholicism, attacking saving Grace and the cooperation of our wills with it), and Glee, movies like Bareback Brokeback Mountain, openly sexually immoral music stars, and all the rest. But when the agitprop reaches the levels of commercials is when it becomes the most insidious, both because of the inescapability of commercials and the subtle ways commercials have been developed, to an incredibly high art over 60 years, to affect people’s thinking.  I suspect the next step will be formal corporate policies that make any kind of online or other non-work statement of opposition to this lifestyle grounds for instant dismissal.

Wow, Nabisco (a subsidiarity of Mondelez, formerly part of Kraft Foods) makes a lot of stuff.  Nabisco/Mondelez makes all manner of cookies, crackers, and other snack foods.  Most are marked Nabisco so you can stop buying them, if you want.  I boycott a number of products, even though I know very few others do and so the effect on the companies profits is essentially non-existent on the scale these megacorporations exist, but that’s not the point. The point is they don’t get my money.  I don’t want my money going to help destroy what precious little is left of Christendom.

But to be clear, Kraft Foods are not involved in this present debacle. I don’t know what immoral things they get up to, but it’s not this.

As the commenter brilliantly noted, pretty soon we’ll be down to eating our own home-grown vegetables and drinking Mystic Monk coffee.  Except no coffee for me!

Well, we do get beef off our farm, so I have that.

Belgian King signs child euthanasia bill into law March 5, 2014

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How long before the sexular pagans have altars of sacrifice set up to burn children to death?  That is, after all, what their satanic “god” ultimately wants.  Of course, he already gets that in abortion, so maybe such visible demonstrations are passe’.  Still, God put a need for worship in man’s heart, but modern paganism has rejected God and seems headed towards truly perverse forms of diabolical worship.  I cannot but see the below as yet another step in this process of moral and spiritual degradation.

I blogged about the legislation passed in Belgium a short while back, legalizing euthanasia for children. In a supposed act of mercy (how perverse understanding of the virtues has become!), this bill requires the children to agree to their being killed!  Can you imagine!  My little boy has been very sick for the past week, and at times he became afraid because he did not know how much more sick he would become, or even if he would die.  He was so sweet if sad and scared……and yet now parents are going to “ease the suffering” of their children (or is it themselves?) by asking them to die!

All hinged on the King of the Belgians. There was hope he would be as stout-hearted as his uncle, who resigned his monarchy rather than sign a pro-abortion bill. It was not to be.  The King duly signed, and children can now be murdered in hospitals across Belgium.

Good Lord, it makes me sick:

The head of state has completely fulfilled his constitutional role despite various pressures.
King Philippe signed the law this Sunday on the extension of euthanasia to minors. This was the final act expected in the tracking process of the law since its adoption by the House, two weeks having elapsed after having been in the Senate. [that means this was the last act needed to promulgate the law]

There’s more, including an international petition signed by over 200,000 asking the king to refuse to sign, but obviously it was all for naught.

And so now we have yet another via media for the slaughter of the innocents.  At least these children have a chance to be baptized, not that many in Belgium do that anymore.

And the sinking of the ship that was western culture accelerates a little bit more.  A few of us are scrambling with buckets to bail the thing out, but we are so few, and the maddened masses continuing to pull out the hull cocks are so many.

sinking21

Disney pressures Boy Scouts to have sodo-scoutmasters March 4, 2014

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Disney Corporation, whatever it used to be, is now an open and avowed agent of the culture of death and evil, generally. The trail of destruction that follows virtually all young Disney stars should be enough to tell us there is something gravely immoral at play in that giant corporation.

As part of their continuing efforts to advance radical cultural change and the destruction of the traditional family (does Disney have research that shows that kids in single-parent or other non-traditional homes tends to watch more?), Walt Disney World has told the Boy Scouts of America- which organization jumped the shark last year in admitting openly homosexual scouts – to start admitting sodomy loving scoutmasters by 2015 or lose funding:

Walt Disney World has decided it will stop funding the local Boy Scouts of America chapter beginning next year unless the childhood group allows open homosexuals to serve as Scoutmasters.

The Disney corporation said the BSA violates its non-discrimination policy. Disney World’s VoluntEARS program allows employees to trade volunteer work for donations to a charity of their choice. But the scouts will no longer be eligible for these funds……

……Homosexual groups said the decision is a sign of their growing influence in the culture, especially in the realm of children’s entertainment [Think about that. A local priest says he knows our culture is dead when the men won't stand up to fight against sodomites redefining marriage and - their ultimate goal? - gaining influence over our children.  If we won't fight against that, and I mean hard, what will we fight against?]

I think anyone with a smidgen of a brain knew that the Boy Scouts halfway embrace of the perverse culture by permitting homosexual-claiming youth wouldn’t last any length of time at all.  The corporate powers that be, who play an instrumental role in advancing radical perversion in our culture, will not allow it.  The Boy Scouts could have stood strong and been willing to suffer the consequences of remaining true to the dictates of Christ, but they chose to cave into the world. The first time is hardest, after that, it becomes easier and easier, until it becomes a habit.

For a good Catholic alternative to the Boy Scouts, consider the Troops of St. George.

Federal judge throws out Texas marriage amendment February 26, 2014

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Thanks to commenter skeinster for bringing this to my attention.  Will we see a full-court press from the bishops to back marriage and the sanctity of the family in this state?

Yes, don’t hold your breath.

A federal district court judge – mimicking rulings in three other states - has thrown out the state constitutional amendment, approved by over 3/4 of the population, defining marriage according to God’s intent and Biblical edict.  As I said last summer, it would not be three years until this hideous abomination will be the law of the land. I was wildly overoptimistic, it won’t be 2 years:

A federal judge in San Antonio has overturned a 2005 amendment banning gay marriage. U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia joins a growing number of federal judges in states like Utah, Ohio, Oklahoma, Kentucky and, more recently, Virginia, who have declared bans on gay marriage are in violation of the United States Constitution. Currently, gay marriage is legal in 17 states.

In his official order, Garcia writes, “Today’s court decision is not made in defiance of the great people of Texas or the Texas Legislature, but in compliance with the U.S. Constitution and Supreme Court precedent.” You can read the ruling here.

The ruling was made after a lawsuit filed in October 2013 by Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes who, alongside another same sex couple, sued the state of Texas for the right to marry. Phariss and Holmes, who make their home in West Plano near Dallas……

The judge at least had the decency to stay his decision until the 5th circuit hears Texas’ appeal, but given that the Supreme Court said, in a formal ruling, that the only reason to oppose two sodomites pretending to be married is due to prejudice, it’s unlikely the appeals court will decide any differently.

A mighty retribution is coming, and it will not be pretty.  Pray you and I remain faithful! Pray we don’t try to flee the coming wrath!  As I have said elsewhere today – and how providential were those posts! – these folks will stop at nothing to crush any and all opposition, especially that which is religiously based.

As for this country, it’s done.  It is culturally and morally exhausted.

I thank again “Catholic” Anthony Kennedy for making this moment possible, just as he kept abortion legal, just as he overturned anti-sodomy laws……he’s been a Catholic for the ages, hasn’t he?!?  Yet, he remains a “Catholic in good standing” blaspheming the Holy Spirit and committing the gravest of sacrilege week in and week out when he presents for Communion.  And yet bishops and cardinals continue to hand it out to him, including Cardinal Burke.

I ask again, if Kennedy is not excommunicate, why does the Church even retain laws pertaining to excommunication on the books?

Oh, yes……I remember. For those crazy right wingers who get out of line from time to time.

Silly me.

Terrified children, betrayed by parents and physicians, will soon be dying in Belgium February 26, 2014

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And, as yet, our Holy Father has not seen fit to make one criticism of the Belgian parliament’s decision to legalize child killing euthanasia.   Fr. George Rutler has some thoughts on the matter, and raises one salient hope.  Pray, pray that the King of Belgium, Philippe, will refuse to give the royal assent to this disastrous bill, provoking a “constitutional crisis” but also keeping it from going into law:

On February 13, when the Belgian Chamber of Deputies approved by a vote of 86 to 44 an amendment to its 2002 euthanasia law, extending its provisions to include the killing of children, a man in the gallery cried out, “Murderers!”  Again, no one mentioned the cry, but there was an awkward silence until the man himself was silenced for exhibiting bad taste.  He had dared to remove the linguistic fig leaf from the euphemism “euthanasia.”  A euphemism covers shame, a timid confession by syntax rather than by sacrament, for a euphemism wants approval and not absolution.

Others have cried out, including a faculty member of Leuven University, Tom Mortier, whose mother had been “euthanized” in April 2012 without his permission by Doctor Wim Distelmans because she was chronically depressed. [Someone chronically depressed is not in full possession of her faculties. And yet the state killed her.  This is so evil]  Since then, legislators decided that children should share with adults a supposed right to be euthanized, when their present life is judged by the state, parents and the children themselves to be “unworthy of life.” [I can't even comment.  Satan is having one of his best centuries ever]  This resonates with the well known language of two university men, the jurist Karl Binding and the psychiatrist Alfred Hoche, whose 1920 treatise “Die Freigabe der Vernichtung Lebensunwertes Lebens” gave an academic veneer to the consequent and more impatient Nazi protocols for “destroying life unworthy of living.”  Soon enough, vehicles rounded up the unfit, adults and children, with covered windows and sealed doors so that those inside could not be seen or heard.  [Yes, we wouldn't want the lucky living to have to "suffer" any uncomfortable reminders of what's going on around them] In 1941, a teenaged cousin of Pope Benedict XVI, with Downs Syndrome, was taken away in that fashion by “therapists” despite his family’s pleas and never to be seen again.

The twentieth century was littered with failed utopias called worker’s paradises and others thousand year reichs……….

……By high irony, what was “Bleeding Belgium” at the end of World War I has voted to bleed itself to death with an admixture of extravagant utopianism and cynicism. King Albert II, father of the new king, Philippe, hoped that his son would be “an inspiration for Europe” as he was fit for the job “emotionally and intellectually,” having been at the Belgian Royal Military Academy, Oxford, and Stanford. Philippe’s saintly uncle, King Baudouin abdicated for one day in 2002 rather than sign the original euthanasia bill.  The King of the Belgians now has only moral influence, but moral influence outlasts political influence, even if victims of power do not. If Baudouin’s nephew confounds expectations and refuses to give the Royal Assent, he will honor his uncle who asked parliament, “Does freedom of conscience apply to everyone except the King?”  Should he yield, his figurehead role will be so disfigured that his picture will serve a purpose only on the other side of the postage stamps…… [Pray for this king!]

This is not only Belgium’s problem. Immediately after February 13, a regular columnist in the Los Angeles Times wrote that “for a child facing death in the short term, and in agony, we as a society should enable the child’s right to die with the least amount of suffering…. Even if the concept chills the bones.”  [Just shut up with your evil. I won't even form an argument, should this not be so obviously evil that any non-psychotic could recognize it as such?  But such is the foundation legalized baby killing has laid]

…..There is a macabre risibility about the Belgian provision that says that when parents and physicians decide to kill, “the child must be conscious of their decision and understand the meaning of euthanasia.” [And, of course, some poor dying child would never be unduly influenced by the adults around them, telling the child what was best for them.  And by them, I mean the adults.....]

This is so evil it almost gives me a panic attack.  Literally, when I think of some poor, sweet, very sick and in pain 6 year old girl, with her teddy bears and other indicators of her youth around her, being told by her parents (as the law demands) how  killing her is really the very best thing, and that she should be a good girl and lay there and take her death easily, the better to spare the parents suffering (which is what this is really all about, this is not compassion, it is the worst kind of selfish dereliction of duty).  I can imagine the panic the child would feel at this betrayal.  It makes me want to scream and cry at the same time.  I almost can’t stand it.  It’s just too much.

And yet, right now, it appears the State of Massachusetts is doing all it can to kill a formerly perfectly healthy teenage girl.  In reality, involuntary euthanasia, AKA murder, occurs all the time in hospitals, of old,  young, and in between.  We live in a utilitarian society, and if someone who has authority over you in a hospital, be it a nurse, doctor, administrator, or whomever, decides its time for you to die, unless you have family or other advocates watching like a hawk, they will kill you.  That is the state of the medical profession, and our society, today.

Tragic: Thousands of churches closing in France. I know why. February 24, 2014

Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, Basics, disaster, Ecumenism, error, General Catholic, Liturgy, sadness, scandals, secularism, shocking, Society, unadulterated evil.
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As reported by Gillibrand, thousands of Catholic parishes are closing in France and being subsequently sold off, due to lack of attendance.  Since the Council, weekly Mass attendance in France has fallen by about 80-90%.  Today, fewer than 3% of self-described Catholics assist at Mass.  It is likely that in the next 10-20 years, the majority of those who assist at Mass every week in France will be traditional Catholics.  That may actually be a good thing.

However, in the interim, it will be very sad as church after church, parish after parish, is shuttered and sold off or torn down:

How has this come to be? Everyone knows, some more consciously than others.  It has something to do with that Good Shepherd parish, just as it has to do with this below, also from Gillibrand:

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Teddy bear “Mass.”  With female “deacon?”  Not from France, but similar occurs there frequently.  As, apparently, we have very nearly the same here in the US.

Yes, there are many factors bearing upon the collapse of the Church in the West, but the Liturgy is the focal point of the Faith, so the anti-liturgical revolution has done as much or more to precipitate the collapse than any other factor.

PS – Who ever thought there might come a day when there would be more practicing muslims in France than Catholics?  Is that ecumenism, too?

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