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Episcopal bishop – Catholics ‘oppressive,’ heterodox should leave October 3, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, Ecumenism, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, Sacraments, sadness, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, Virtue.
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The episcopal bishop of San Francisco doesn’t like incoming Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.  He especially doesn’t like him because Cordileone accepts and defends timeless Church doctrine on marriage, chastity, and sexuality.  The episcopal church, being descended from the Anglicans, of course, has always struggled with the subject of marriage.  It was Henry VIII’s desire for divorce that led to its formation, and Cranmer then had to find ways to grant divorce after divorce after murderous, bloody separation.  Some things never change (my emphasis and comments):

On the eve of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s installation in San Francisco, the Episcopal Church’s bishop of California has written a letter to his faithful attacking the stand of the Catholic Church on marriage and inviting disaffected Catholics to join the Episcopal Church.

“Bishop Cordileone was an active supporter of Proposition 8, which I and the other Episcopal bishops throughout California opposed,” [and your rejection of traditional morality is one of the prime reasons why the episcopal church is dying faster than any other Christian denomination] writes the Episcopal Church Bishop Marc Andrus.

We make no peace with oppression,” [yes you do!  You do it all the time!  You don’t say a word about Obama persecuting the Church!  You don’t say a thing about China and the murderous one child policy!  You’re a hypocrite, with a locally politically correct view in an overwhelmingly gay town.  Bishop Cordileone is the one with true backbone, here] he added. “The recognition of the dignity and rights, within civil society and the Church of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered people, and of women [because this guy, like most in the episcopal hierarchy now, is pro-abort, and pro-contracept goes without saying]are as core to our proclamation of the Gospel as our solidarity with the poor, with victims of violence and political oppression, and with the Earth.[Jesus Christ, the virtues, dying to self, etc., don’t get much traction with this guy!  If you want to see what the Church would be like if the heterodox left of the Church had it’s way, look no further than the episcopals!]

Later, the bad bishop proposes Romanum Coetibus: “Some Catholics may find themselves less at home with Salvatore Cordileone’s installation and they may come to The Episcopal Church,” Bishop Andrus continued.

This is a painful topic for me. While the episcopal church has been in collapse and cannot seem to surrender to the culture fast enough, constantly falling all over itself NOT being a sign of contradiction, I have always been troubled at the thought of saying to people “leave the Church.” I don’t want them to.  I want them to convert and be saved! But if someone just resolutely will not convert, and continues to attack the Church from within (and I’m certain there are quite a few that fall into this category in SFO), then I’ve got to say, I pray for you, but go.  I fear too many souls are lost under the influence of these heretical catholycs, so it is best if they leave. Even the Holy Father indicated this recently.

Reality must be faced at some point.  If you reject all manner of Church belief, you need to be intellectually honest enough to leave, instead of continuing to wreak havoc within the Church.  But, I fear some may be motivated to stay based on little more than that – wreaking havoc.  I pray God be merciful to them.


Some words on the commenting policy here October 3, 2012

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Some notes on the commenting policy:

1. This is not an open forum. I don’t moderate comments, but I reserve the right to block comments that I deem offensive or gratuitous. The more you’ve commented here, the more leeway you will get.

2. Cussing in comments – first time, comment deleted, second time, lifetime ban.  (I’ve never had to do this, thankfully)

3. Racial or other epithets  – same as #2.

4. If you are new and leave a bunch of comments quickly or embed a lot of links, your comments may go to the spam folder. I try to fish them out, but if I miss some or am delayed getting them posted, I apologize in advance.

Justification for Sacramental Confession from Scripture and Tradition October 3, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Glory, Interior Life, North Deanery, Sacraments, Saints, Tradition, Virtue.
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The main source from Scripture for Confession is the 5th Chapter of the Catholic Epistle of St. James (which is one of several reasons why Luther attempted to have it expunged from the Bible, but Malencthon convinced him doing so would fatally undermine acceptance of the protestant bible being constructed), but there are many others.  From the wonderful little book my wife got for me, The Imitation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Fr. Peter Arnoudt, SJ (written ca. 1850):

God is faithful, and, according to His Word, He forgives their sins to those that confess them; and He gives Grace to those that pray for it, and seek to live better (1 John 1:9, 14)

What would become of most men, if there were no Confession? How few should be saved! And how many of those who now rejoice in Heaven, or shall posses it hereafter, should be lost!  Therefore have I given power to the Church, that those whose sins She shall forgive, they be forgiven them, and whose sins She shall retain, they be retained. (Matt 18, John 20).

“If, then, either hatred, or infidelity, or any other sin, have secretly crept into the heart of any one, let him not be ashamed to confess the same, to him that presides, that, through the word of God, and through wholesome advice, he may be healed by him” (Pope St. Clement of Rome, 1st century AD)

“But, if thou wouldst withdraw thyself from Confession, meditate in thy heart on hell, which Confession will extinguish for thee. Therefore, knowing that against hell, after that first safeguard of Baptism, there remains still this second help in Confession, why dost thou abandon thy salvation? Represent first to thyself the greatness of the punishment, and thou wilt not hesitate to take the remedy.” (Tertullian, 2nd century AD)

“For there is a remission of sins, although a toilsome one, through Penance, when the sinner moistens his couch with his tears, and when he is not ashamed to make known his sins to the priest of God, and to seek the remedy.” (Origen, 3rd century AD) [A note: in the early Church, Confession had to be made publicly, during Mass.  The penances received were very, very severe. For adultery, one might be banished from public services, and be commanded to wear sackcloth and beat their breast outside the church, prior to Mass – for years. Or, one might be put on a bread and water diet for a year.  But Holy Mother Church in her wisdom and representing God’s Mercy, has relaxed penances and made Confession private, to encourage its use]

“Confess, then: let all corrupted matter come out, and flow off in Confession: what remains, shall be easily healed. Dost thou fear to confess, when by not confessing, thou canst not remain concealed? God, who knows all things, requires Confession, that He may free the humble: for this He condemns him that does not confess, that He may punish the proud.” (St. Augustine, 5th century AD)

“For the Church, which is founded on Christ, has received from Him the power of freeing men from their sins.” (Ven. Bede, 8th century AD)

“If sinners are unwilling to confess their sins, God Himself, who is now their witness, shall also be their avenger” (Haymo, 9th century AD)

“Sins should not be repeated publicly: it is sufficient to make known, to the priests alone, by a private confession, the faults of conscience.” (Luitprand, 10th century AD)

I could go on.  I left a number out.

A final note.  All the ancient churches, that date back to the early Church (circa AD33 – AD400), accept Sacramental Confession.  All the Eastern Orthodox churches use Confession.  As do the Copts, Melkites, even the churches of India which were cut off from the rest of Christendom for hundreds of years, kept Confession. It was not until the protestant innovators of the 16th century that Confession came to be challenged (in addition to some heretics along the way, few in number).  It was, and has remained, the constant practice of all the Church.

First Friday with the Carmelites this Friday! October 3, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, Dallas Diocese, Eucharist, fun, General Catholic, Glory, Holy suffering, Interior Life, Latin Mass, religious, Sacraments, Society, Tradition, Virtue.
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Please join the good Carmelite nuns of the Infant Jesus of Prague at their monastery in Dallas for First Friday prayers.  The nuns always storm Heaven!  They are asking for all to attend to pray for the conversion of our country, it’s culture and political system, and for the institution of a government that respects the rights of the Church and follows God’s Law! Please join them!  God willing, I shall be there.

All Night Adoration First Friday, Oct.  5

Discalced Carmelite Nuns Invite  YOU!!

Starts Friday night   –  come as early as 4 PM

stay 30 minutes, one hour or all night

Vigil ends just before 7 AM Mass

on Saturday, Oct.  6

First Mass (TLM) 8:00 PM


Food &  Drink available in the room next to the  chapel.

Please help  yourself!

2nd Mass (TLM)  3:00 AM

Leave your personal prayer requests

The Nuns will storm heaven!

The Monastery is at 600 Flowers Ave., Dallas, 75211, off of Jefferson.

convenient  from I-30  and Loop 12.

From downtown:  take I-30 going west, exit LOOP 12 south, take the second exit, which is JEFFERSON EAST.

Go through the stop light and straight drive past 7 or 8  blocks, you will see tire & auto repair shops, then a small  church (drive past) shortly after that, TURN RIGHT  ON FLOWERS Street. Address is 600 S. Flowers. Go through the  Monastery gates.  park anywhere.



All details here—————->>>Allnightcarmelites_Oct_Nov_Dec_2012

Mater Dei parish in Irving supporting Save America Sunday October 3, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Dallas Diocese, episcopate, Eucharist, General Catholic, Glory, Interior Life, Latin Mass, persecution, Society, Tradition, Virtue.
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God bless ’em!

Save America Sunday is an effort to have Eucharistic Processions around the country on Sunday, October 28, that date being the Feast of Christ the King in the traditional calendar.  From a commenter who is affiliated with the effort (my emphasis):

On Sunday, October 28th, 2012, faithful American Catholics, like me, who are concerned with the growing belligerence toward the rights of the Church, the mounting threats to the free exercise of conscience and the impending negative implications of the HHS mandate, are planning to gather around the country for public outdoor Processions of the Blessed Sacrament in honor of Christ the King. On the eve of the forthcoming elections, through these processions, we will publicly exert the social kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ and pray for the protection of religious liberty as well as the spiritual well-being of the nation and its leaders.

The call for Public Processions of the Blessed Sacrament was a prescription mandated by His Holiness, Pope Pius XI, in his 1925 encyclical letter Quas Primas, to combat social ills and persecution of the Church. It established on the last Sunday in October the feast of Christ the King to proclaim the rightful temporal rule of Our Lord as the healing balm for broken nations and peoples who abandon God. Pope Pius XI said, “by public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament exposed and by solemn processions, men unite in paying homage to Christ, whom God has given them for their King. It is by a divine inspiration that the people of Christ bring forth Jesus from his silent hiding-place in the church, and carry him in triumph through the streets of the city, so that he whom men refused to receive when he came unto his own, may now receive in full his kingly rights.”

Will you join the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, Fr. Michael Rodriguez, and other faithful American Catholics on Sunday, October 28th in prayerfully marching in public Processions of the Blessed Sacrament so as to save America from the current perils that besiege it? Can we count on you and your parish to organize a public Procession of the Blessed Sacrament on the Feast of Christ the King, Save America Sunday?

Thank you Rose for your efforts. Mater Dei is on board.  But it doesn’t have to be limited to traditional parishes!  Ask your priest/pastor if you can have such a procession at your parish, and report back to me or go to the Save American Sunday website, so they can keep a tally on who all is participating.

I think this is a wonderful initiative and I cannot endorse it enough!

Deo Gratias!