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Very important Vortex video on the homosexual cabal in the Church February 27, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, asshatery, Bible, Dallas Diocese, disaster, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, unadulterated evil.
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The video below is really, really important.  You really should watch it.

This issue should be – should be – the dominant issue of the next papacy, or at least it’s early years.  But such an involved problem, that has taken decades to develop, won’t be unwound in a few years. It will take decades of very dogged, determined effort to root out the extraordinarly harmful – I would say diabolical – influence of homosexuals in the priesthood, and especially in the episcopate. And there are many, many of them there. I don’t know how many, I don’t think anyone does, but it’s a lot.

In the video below, Michael Voris notes that ChurchMilitant.tv has taken a great deal of heat for refusing to “play ball” and ignore this root crisis in the Church.  He also notes that certain Catholic media outlets – including one with T, N, E, and W in it’s name – have totally ignored both the recent cardinalatial report to the Holy Father about the homosexual cabal in the Vatican and the many tentacles of this monstrous entity choking the life out of so many corners of the Church.  Michael is right, and those desiring to keep this horrific scandal bottled up are dead wrong – the Church will never be reformed until those occupying the most important roles stop a)committing acts that cry out to Heaven for vengeance, or at least, b) consisting of so many individuals with a fundamentally disordered psycho-sexual nature.

Michael seems to share some new revelations here. He seems to confirm that the cardinal’s report to the Holy See is valid, and that it does make mention of this homosexual clique. I also note that Michael has high level contacts in the Vatican who may be able to flesh out some of these crises behind the scenes, confirming reports, as it were, as well as pushing ChurchMilitant.tv to continue getting the word out.  It is very possible a certain very orthodox, traditionally-minded prelate desperately wants this information to get out. I really don’t know, but it’s certainly possible.

Finally, I’d like to note that any student of Church history, especially recent Church history, cannot fail to note that periods of mass apostasy are invariably accompanied by sexual depravity run amok among the clergy and hierarchy.  I don’t think it is even a slight coincidence that the stealth – and then open – growth of modernism and pseudo-modernism in the Church in the mid-20th century was accompanied by a massive influx of homosexual men into the priesthood.  I’m not stating anything radical here, the Church’s own records of homosexual abuse of pubescent males show this to be true.  The large influx began in the 30s and 40s, just about the time that modernism was coming back to life under terms like “nouvelle theologie,” “liturgical renewal,” and “pastoral reform.” Heresy – or even theogical/liturgical/philosophical radicalism barely within the bounds of orthodoxy – is almost invariably accompanied by some grave sin, most frequently sexual.  Those lost in sexual sin have a natural “reason” to despise the Church and seek to change her beliefs, to justify themselves in their sins.  They also have a tendency to recruit like minded individuals, both the continue their work of undermining the Faith and to give them partners in crime, so to speak.

Lack of diligence, zeal, and true care for souls has allowed this problem to fester for decades, until now it can no longer be hidden.  It is a cancer eating away at the Church with a virulence never before seen in 2000 years. And it must be stopped, now.  Any further delay will only make the crisis more intractable, and more painful to remove. We, the laity, must at this point use our voices to hold our shepherds to account, demanding they fulfill all the aspects of their God-given office. We may even have to seek recourse against those who won’t fulfill that solemn duty.

It’s 3 minutes to midnight.  We’ve got to start now. For one, pray like mad.  Secondly, keep your eyes open, and start challenging things that you know are wrong.

Adopt a Cardinal to pray for! February 27, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, Dallas Diocese, episcopate, fun, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, North Deanery, Papa, sadness, scandals, Virtue.
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They’re out there shivering in the cold!  Pray for them!


With the upcoming Papal conclave, Cardinals will need to fully cooperate with Grace to do the Will of God. But, they will be under tremendous pressure from decidedly non-Divine influences, trying to make them elect a Pope that the world can crow about.  So, given that, tens of thousands of Catholics around the world have already signed up to pray for a Cardinal-elector. It’s simple. You go to this website here.  You put in your name, and they assign you a Cardinal.  You pray for that Cardinal – that he’ll cooperate with Grace, do God’s Will, be a Saint – until the conclave concludes.  That’s it.  I think it’s a very good idea, and I’ll pray for John Cardinal Onaiyekan every day.  He was one of the Cardinals created by Pope Benedict at his last consistory on Nov. 24.

But, I’ll also keep praying that this guy is the next Pope:


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2013 Catholic Men’s Conference April 27 February 27, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, Dallas Diocese, fun, General Catholic, Interior Life, North Deanery, priests, Society, Virtue.
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Like last year, there will be another Catholic Men’s Conference April 27, 2013 from 7-3:30p at Prince of Peace in Plano.  This is being organized by the North Texas Catholic Brothers for Christ, which is also where you can register for the conference.   This year’s speakers include Richard Lane, who I’ve never heard of, funny Catholic radio psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi, Jesse Romero, and Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio. It looks like they will have “reconciliation” and Mass.  I assume that’s classical Confession, and not a group absolution, which is invalid and illicit, but the schedule mentions something about 3 groups. I would assume with these conservatve Catholic speakers, it means the former.

Quite a change to host something like this at Prince of Peace.  Maybe since Fr. Balint has retired, Prince of Peace is changing. I know the vicar over there is solid.  I don’t think I’m saying anything radical or unfair in stating that Prince of Peace has long been known as one of the most progressive – some (like me) would say heterodox –  parishes in the Diocese.  So maybe things like this conference are a sign of improvement.  But I am a bit freaked out that they only have 1/2 hour of Confession a week!  Confession is integrally linked to the Blessed Sacrament, and must be widely available in all parishes, to keep souls from re-crucifying Christ by receiving the Body and Blood unworthily, eating and drinking condemnation on themselves (1 Cor 11:27-29).

Anyhoo, check out the conference site and GO if the Spirit so moves you.  When I was (finally) really getting rolling in the Faith, I found conferences like this quite helpful.  The conference is $35.

A final note – the registration page shows that checks should be made out to St. Gabriel Catholic Community.  That’s interesting. St. Gabriel in McKinney is known to bring in a number of orthodox/conservative Catholic speakers. St. Gabriel’s is sort of the anti-Collin County Catholic Churches Association, to which org St. Gabriel does not belong, even though it is, most certainly, in Collin County.  Collin County Catholic Churches Association – St. Mark, SEAS, St. Joseph in Richardson (not in Collin County), Our Lady of Angels, and Prince of Peace – trots out an LCWR septuagenarian sister, including some well known radicals, for its conferences every Lent. Groovy man. Make love not war!  At least they haven’t brought in any sisters with long paper trails of heterodoxy like Joyce Rupp in a few years.

I guess they’re having this conference at Prince of Peace because it’s larger?

My recommendation for best daily TLM Missal – St. Andrew February 27, 2013

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A Facebook group I belong to had a little blurb about the St. Andrew Daily Missal, and it reminded me that I’ve been meaning to write a post about TLM missals for some time.  I have used a number of missals, and I have found that the St. Andrew missal is far and away the very best there is. It has a very clear and concise format, and has the Latin and English texts side by side on the same page.  I have found and continue to find that to be an enormous benefit in following along during Mass.

The edges are actually gold

The edges are actually gold

What I have found in many other missals, whether from Baronius or Angelus or whatever, is that the texts are a) spread out with Latin on one page and English on the other, and b) have far more spacing between sections and aren’t as intuitive to follow. My wife and I stumbled upon the St. Andrew Missal in looking for our first TLM Missals some time ago, and I think the fact we bought the St. Andrew Missal has helped us tremendously in coming to appreciate and participate in the TLM.  I have noticed in other missals that the explanatory texts/rubics – the “red” in say the black, do the red – are not nearly so concise in other Missals as in the St. Andrew Missal, so that one has to hop around from page to page because the “additional” text takes up so much room, and they have such a ‘spacious” format.  The St. Andrew Missal is very tight, and thus leads you from one section to another with little opportunity to get lost.  When I use other missals for various reasons, I don’t find them nearly so easy to follow along.  I know one can get used to anything, and change of any kind, especially when you don’t have time to be fooling about, can be annoying, but I think the St. Andrew Missal really has a big advantage in terms of format.

There are other, perhaps even more substantial factors. For one, the St. Andrew Missal available from St. Bonaventure Publications uses 1945 version of the Missal, so there is no impact of the liturgical “reforms” that occurred even in the 50s under Venerable Pope Piux XII.  This does make it so that the missal in your hands will not match totally what the priest prays at the altar on occasions like the Holy Triduum that were reformed in the 50s and is in the current 1962 missal, but I’ve never found that to be a problem.  The Missal also has the repeated Confiteor after the Consecration, which is nice, as many 1962 Missals do not have that.

I find it a really handy size, somewhat smaller but thicker than most other Missals, and I love the already mentioned side-by-side Latin/English text.  But that does make the text small, which some people may have a hard time seeing. It doesn’t bother my old eyes a bit, yet, thanks be to God. Some other openmissal3drawbacks are the 5 ribbon markers tend to fall apart if you don’t dip them in wax or do something else to sustain them, and there are a very few rarely used Masses that aren’t in this Missal – I think I’ve had one occasion when I couldn’t find the Mass being offered in the Missal. That only applies to the propers for that one Mass – it was some Votive Mass, I can’t remember which.  But the St. Andrew Missal does have about two dozen Votive Masses, the Baptismal Rite, all the funereal Masses, it’s very complete. It also has extensive and old school narratives explaining and providing additional information for every major Feast as well as the different cycles of the liturgical year, and also has Vespers and the Kyriale.  It’s very complete. That’s why it’s over 200o pages!

As for price, it’s more than some, less than others.  I think it’s very fair for what you get.  If you’re in the market for a TLM Missal, I highly recommend it.

Non sequitur silliness – take civil literacy exam February 27, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, fun, General Catholic, non squitur, silliness, Society.
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If you’ve got 5 minutes to kill and want to find out if you have a fair understanding of the US political system, you can take this quiz here and see how you do. I will state from the start, the questions and answers are definitely from a traditional liberal point of view – not the modern day sophistry of liberalism, but classical liberalism.  Going through the questions made me realize how very far this country’s political-social orientation is from the Catholic ideal.  In that sense, I found it rather interesting.  I got 32 of 33 questions right, and I’ll tell you I missed the last one, but I think that last one is either way vague or is founded on a logical fallacy.  Because, I am incapable of ever, ever being wrong.  I am also incredibly humble, at least on a par with Cardinal Mahony, the veritable current-day paragon of humble meekness.

See how you do and let me know what you think.