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Reason #8995 not to give to Catholic Charities June 5, 2013

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As if you needed another reason. Aside from the fact that Catholic Charities receives the vast majority of its funding from the federal government (and is constantly lobbying for more), aside from their constant lobbying on behalf of further, unaffordable government growth, and aside from numerous moral problems of a very grave sort with many Catholic Charities programs and personnel, now you have yet another reason not to support Catholic Charities. The keynote speaker for their annual national meeting is a heretical Jesuit who rejects all manner of Church Dogma on the usual sexual issues (I add emphasis and comments):

Catholic Charities USA has courted new scandal with the announcement of the featured speaker at their 2013 annual gathering on September 15.  In a May 17 press release Catholic Charities announced that Father Greg Boyle would keynote the event.

Father Boyle, a very popular figure for his work with the poor, is nonetheless a dissident priest who ridicules Catholic Church teaching on issues touching same-sex ‘marriage’ and women priests.

In an August  5, 2010 video interview with NonprofitNews Jesuit Fr. Boyle was asked about the overturning of the referendum to ban homosexual ‘marriage’ Proposition 8.

Fr. Boyle replied:

These things are actually easier than people make them out to be it seems to me. I think it’s always important to kind of say, ‘how does God see sexual orientation.’ [Well, gee, Fr. Modernist Heretic Jesuit, we have numerous condemnations of homosexual acts and the inclination in Sacred Scripture, and 2000 years of constant belief in Tradition. But I guess that doesn’t mean much to a man too ashamed to wear the Roman collar]  Does God feel like that same-sex marriage could happen? [No. Why did God reveal through inspired and inerrant Scripture that homosexual acts are a sin the cries out to Heaven for vengeance?] I don’t think anybody who has a connection to God and God’s understanding and depth of compassion who’s gonna say no. And this is contrary to the party line.” [So, Fr. Boyle just condemned numerous Saints, Doctors, Apostles, etc., of not understanding God and lacking compassion. I guess the Church is wrong – and this is heresy, he is specifically condemning a Dogma, that a Saint is in Heaven – and St. Peter Damian, among many others, is fryin’ in hell right now.  Of course, Fr. Boyle likely doesn’t believe in such quaint concepts as damnation and hell.  That wouldn’t be modern]

Fr. Boyle returned to the question later in the interview, speaking of opposing same-sex ‘marriage’ as “demonizing people.”  He said, “You cannot demonize people [whom] you know. It obliterates that forever. So, that’s important in all these issues, gay marriage, etc. All you need to know is the gay couple who have kids, and that obliterates forever anybody’s inclination to say this is wrong. “ [This doesn’t even make sense. And what he’s saying is, 2000 years of belief means nothing if you find it uncomfortable to confront people who are living or acting contrary to it.  Give me a break.  And, yes, Fr. Boyle, I know homosexuals, and I have discussed this issue with them, and I did not find it necessary to apostasize to win their favor. Or “tolerance.”]

Fr. Boyle also ridiculed the Catholic Church’s refusal to ordain women to the priesthood.  “You know the Vatican just said that the ordination of women is a grave sin,” he said. “Have you ever met anybody who would agree with that, I mean my 85-year-old mother doesn’t…”[You can see that Fr. Boyle doesn’t get out of his uber-lefty California very much.]

He continued, “It’s shameful to kind of say stuff like that because it’s not honest. … The Church should say I’m frightened that women will be ordained, that’s honest say that. But don’t say it’s a grave sin because that’s nonsense.” [Why is this man even a priest?  How can he still be in holy orders, after such heresy?  Where is the enforcement of discipline? This man is a liberal episcopalian, he’s not even remotely Catholic.  You can see he has absolutely no respect for the Magisterium at all]

Fr. Boyle is also fond of calling God “her.”  Please.  This man likely ceased being Catholic decades ago.  It is a massive scandal for him to even be able to call himself a priest, let alone receive awards and a speaking platform!

But I would further posit that Fr. Boyle’s lifelong focus on a materialist conception of service likely contributed mightily to his standing as wanton heretic. This is a massive problem in the entire Church in the past several decades, a focus on serving people’s material needs so absolute that the greater need, the spiritual need, gets totally forgotten. This wasn’t always the case. There have been many great Saints who served the needs of the poor while remaining completely loyal to, and in love with, the beliefs of the Church.  These Saints tended to focus their mission to the poor within a framework of Catholic orthodoxy, and transmission of the Faith was a vital part of their apostolates.  But most modern social justice types fail to do so.  Perusing Fr. Boyle’s main poverty endeavour, it seems that any Catholic spirituality is purely, totally incidental.

This begs the question: “Why are so many in the social justice side of the Church today heretics or even apostates?”  It’s because they have taken the “spirit of Vatican II” approach to the definition of “church” – essentially, a worldly construct of the “pilgrim people of God” who have an immanentist relation with God through their fellow man.  The only “God” that matters is the “god” present in each one of us – the definition of Teilhardian pantheism/immanentism. Faith isn’t important.  Doctrine certainly isn’t important. All that matters is that liberal feel-good human relationship, not offending others, doing what left-wingers consider good works, and keeping the focus entirely on this life.  While Fr. Boyle’s activities may do much to alleviate material poverty, they seem to do little to alleviate the even more widespread, more profound, more lasting spiritual poverty that pervades our culture (his website is almost totally silent on matters of faith, and such seem to make up no part of his training program). It’s representative of the entire problem in the Church with these massive structures of charities and bureaucracies and all that – they all seem to foster or spread this worldly conception of the Faith that, for many, leads inexorably to heresy and apostasy.  As such, it is little surprise Catholic Charities would invite a man like Fr. Boyle to keynote their annual meeting – the vast majority of the denizens of that charity likely share his worldview and very diminished understanding of the Faith.

No matter what good works Fr. Boyle has done – and they are apparently significant – that work is fatally undermined by the fact that he is feeding people spiritual poison far more destructive than any material poverty could ever be. His heresy obliterates every good thing he’s ever done, and it is a hideous shame and scandal to the entire Church that he is still able to call himself “priest.” 

I agree with what one commenter at LSN had to say: “Ah, another bad apple from the Jesuits pushing the rotten fruit of Vatican II.” Indeed.

FSSP-Rome does Corpus Christi up right June 5, 2013

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Pope Benedict very graciously asked the FSSP to take over the famous Santissima Trinita dei Pelligrini in Rome several years ago.  Via JP Sonnen, a video of the FSSP Corpus Christi procession in Rome, when it was re-entering the Church. That is very top notch – I really like the bier they built for the monstrance!  Maybe that’s an idea for a certain local parish………

And if we could only process down, say, Greenville Ave, past all the restaurants and bars, witnessing to all those hungover people eating Mexican at Blue Goose……..

Here is how the FSSP plays at Mater Dei.  It was a pretty sweet procession:

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What?!  You mean your parish didn’t have a Corpus Christi procession?  Oh…….ummm……….welllll…………there’s always next year.

Start Novena to St. Anthony of Padua today/yesterday June 5, 2013

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I’m late, again. I got this late yesterday but did not have time to put it out.  Thanks to MJD, my Novena/Carmel gal, again.  You can still start the Novena today and finish on the feast day:

Novena Prayer
O White lily of purity, sublime example of poverty, true mirror of humility, resplendent star of sanctity. O glorious St Anthony, who didst enjoy the sweet privilege of receiving into thy arms the Infant Jesus, I beseech thee to take me under they powerful protection. Thou in whom the power of working miracles shines forth among the other gifts of God, have pity upon me and come to my aid in this my great needs.

(Mention your intentions here)

Cleanse my heart from every disorderly affection, obtain for me a true contrition for my sins and a great love of God and of my neighbour that serving God faithfully in this life, I may come to praise, enjoy and bless Him eternally with thee in Paradise. Amen

Litany of Saint Anthony of Padua 

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.anthonyPaduaGreco

Holy Mary,
pray for us.

Saint Anthony of Padua,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, glory of the Friars Minor,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, ark of the Testament,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, sanctuary of Heavenly wisdom,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, destroyer of worldly vanity,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, conqueror of impurity,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, example of humility,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, lover of the Cross,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, martyr of desire,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, generator of charity,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, zealous for justice,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, terror of infidels,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, model of perfection,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, consoler of the afflicted,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, restorer of lost things,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, defender of innocence,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, liberator of prisoners, thCASYWR0U
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, guide of pilgrims,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, restorer of health,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, performer of miracles,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, restorer of speech to the mute,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, restorer of hearing to the deaf,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, restorer of sight to the blind,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, disperser of devils,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, reviver of the dead,
pray for us.
Saint Anthony, tamer of tyrants,
pray for us.

From the snares of the devil, Saint Anthony deliver us.
From thunder, lightning and storms, Saint Anthony deliver us.
From all evil of body and soul, Saint Anthony deliver us.
Through your intercession, Saint Anthony protect us.
Throughout the course of life, Saint Anthony protect us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

V. Saint Anthony, pray for us.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

O my God, may the pious commemoration of Saint Anthony,
Thy Confessor and Proctor, give joy to Thy Church, that she may
ever be strengthened with Thy spiritual assistance and merit to
attain everlasting joy. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


About that UN “Women Deliver” conference the Girl Scouts supported June 5, 2013

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I posted on Monday about a diabolical UN conference called “Women Deliver” that was supported and attended by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS).  Make note, this international group operates based on donations from national organizations, the most substantial of which is the US Girl Scouts.  And the US Girl Scouts gets its funding from membership dues, cookie sales, and other income sources associated with local troops. So at least some fraction of money raised at your local Catholic parish by your local Girl Scout bunch goes to help fund these kinds of disasters.

As I noted on Monday, not only did the conference feature all manner of radical pro-aborts, including notorious and woman-killing late term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, it also featured many of the most radical pro-abort women politicians in the world, including the two Cruella DeVille twins, Kathleen Sebelius and Nancy “Stretch” Pelosi.  But I learned at Jill Stanek’s yesterday just how disastrous this conference was.  Witness the quotes below from other pro-aborts, including the Dallas-native and Ursuline grad/award winner Melinda Gates, regarding how abortion and widespread, dang-near coerced contraception is the ONLY way to “empower” women.  Some of the comments are so extreme as to be demonic in their subversion of the natural order:

A billionaire and a princess graced the stage to tell nurses and clean water advocates that any effort to help poor women is secondary to giving them contraception and abortion. [So, all this “helping women” rhetoric really has much less to do with true help, than with advancing the radical feminist pro-abort misanthropic agenda]

Sexual and reproductive rights are “at the core of human life,” said Princess Mary of Denmark. Until women have power not to have children, they won’t have power to improve nutrition, grow crops, or deliver babies safely, said Melinda Gates. [Examining the psychology of these 3 mothers regarding their seeming hatred for natural reproduction would, I think, keep Sigmund Freud in the finest cigars for a lifetime.  Why do they always, always, have to turn women into enemies of their own biology?  What thinking drives them to believe that women can only be “empowered” by being exactly like men?  Again, paging Dr. Freud, Dr. Freud……]

“Pregnancy is not natural,” said Frances Kissling, the former head of Catholics for Choice. [I rest my case]

And with that, the sharp divide became apparent between first-world activists who want a universal right to abortion and the poor women they believe should have fewer children….

The first Women Deliver in 2007 presented family planning and abortion as the solution to reduce deaths from pregnancy and childbirth. The second conference in 2010 ran into trouble when new research showed the annual number of maternal deaths is far less than the estimated 536,000.

Attendees complained this year’s conference offered no program to address maternal mortality except to enhance midwives to be trained to provide abortion….[the “concern” about women’s health is nothing but a smokescreen for their population control agenda?]

A… participant noted $8 billion a year goes to family planning and advocates are demanding more. Yet “they don’t want to share it” with other causes. “And they don’t want to give any other group a platform that will distract from expanding abortion.”

Of course. Because these uber-rich women (ok, maybe not Kissling) know what is best for all of us. They know the world doesn’t need any more black or brown babies, even if condemning women to small family size in some situations may actually exacerbate poverty, rather than relieve it.  But they have drunk deep at the well of Margaret Sanger, and I have to wonder if there isn’t some of that same eugenics in the thinking of these three rich white women speaking of others in such a condescending manner, as if they don’t have the intelligence to determine what is right and good for them.

And, again, we see the modernist utilitarian viewpoint reigning supreme, along with the error that evil must be done that “good” may come of it.  Even pro-aborts like Gates and Kissling have to admit (or pretend) that abortion is, at least theoretically, morally, a bad thing, a thing that is not ultimately desirable (I could be wrong, they could be so far gone that they actually worship it, like a few other radical feminist sickos).  But they advocate for abortion because they know contraception fails, and a lot. So, to achieve the “good” of population control – which the Gates in particular, like so many hyper-wealthy whites before them, have developed a positive obsession about – they are willing to engage in perhaps the greatest moral evil ever visited on mankind: the mass genocide of entire generations.

So now you know, just exactly what the Girl Scouts support.  And yet they continue to be sponsored by dioceses and parishes from sea, to shining sea.

Beautiful photos from St. Peter’s in Drogheda June 5, 2013

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A friend, fellow parishioner, and blog reader has been on a 3 week tour of the Emerald Isle.  He is still over there right now, if I understand correctly.  Yesterday, taking time from his very Church-focused journey, he took the time out to send me some amazing photos of St. Peter’s in Drogheda.  St. Peter’s is rather famous in Ireland, as it contains the entire skull of St. Oliver Pluckett, who was brutally executed by the English authorities during their long persecution of the Church in Ireland.  St. Oliver was one of many Catholics beheaded at Tyburn.

Photos are below.  Parts of the church date from 1791, while most parts are from the late 19th century.  Thanks very much to Mike F for the photos, and for taking the time to share his holiday with us!



I add this one photo below from Wikipedia to show you how the overall shrine for the skull of St. Oliver Plunkett looks:



Below is the Saint’s prison door. Those English didn’t mess around, did they?  Wow.  Over 300 years old and still looks very stout and………evil.