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More updates on the Carmel December 20, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Dallas Diocese, fun, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Latin Mass, religious, sanctity, Tradition, Virtue.
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Some more updates on coming activities at the Carmel of the Infant Jesus of Prague and St. Joseph in Dallas.  I already gave the Christmas Mass plans, here.

New Year’s Eve Mass will start at 12:00 AM Midnight on Jan. 1, 2014, said by Father Longua, FSSP.

      Please arrive by 11:55 PM on December 31.

 

(2) First Friday All Night Vigil is January 3/4 with Masses at 8:00 PM, 3:00 AM and 7:00 AM.  Confessions.

      Holy Face Devotions and Benediction is Sunday, January 5

 

(3)  Saturday, January 11, Sister Miguela Marie, OCD will make her First Profession of Vows.

      Saturday, January 25, Sister Maria Consuelo, OCD will make her First Profession of Vows.

[You should go, to one or both!]

address is:  600 Flowers Ave., Dallas 75211 

Pressure builds for Boy Scouts to collapse completely, and cancel the F-35 December 20, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, persecution, sadness, scandals, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
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Suffice it to say, without the massive F-35 contract, Lockheed Martin would probably fold up.  This multi-hundred billion dollar boondoggle, which I wanted cancelled 13-15 years ago (the plan was to build upgraded F-16s and continue F-22 production indefinitely, but USAF wasn’t listening), is the core of LockMart’s income.

And if they are going to take actions like this, demanding the Boy Scouts have openly perverse scoutmasters, they don’t deserve a dime of my taxpayer money:

Defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is halting its donations to the Boy Scouts of America over the organization’s ban on gays serving as adult leaders after a review of the company’s philanthropy guidelines, the company said Thursday.

Lockheed Martin spokesman Gordon Johndroe said the company, which has major operations in North Texas, decided it will not support nonprofit organizations that do not align with its corporate policies or commitment to diversity. The company did not disclose how much it has contributed to the Boy Scouts.

Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed follows UPS Inc., Merck & Co. and computer-chip maker Intel in withdrawing support for the Boy Scouts over its no-gays policy in the past two years.

In a written statement, Johndroe said Lockheed seeks to support nonprofit groups that value diversity.

“We believe engaging with and funding an organization that openly discriminates is in conflict with our policies,” he said. “While we applaud the mission of the Boy Scouts and the good things they do in our communities, their policies that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and religious affiliation conflict with Lockheed Martin policies.”

And this is how the monstrous cultural peer-pressure works.  Once the federal government decides to assign special recognition to any group, all federal contractors have to comply with those provisions.  Since so many companies do business with our mammoth, out of control federal behemoth, that means many people, perhaps even most, wind up working for companies that develop avowed policies designed to advance leftist political correctness.  Which is funny when a defense contractor does it, because that same leftist political correctness is driving government wealth transfer expenditures that are completely consuming the federal budget and putting the defense budget under more and more pressure.  But such is the power of the federal behemoth, and the pernicious influence of the cultural left, that giant contractors like LockMart will take actions that are to their long-term detriment in order to maintain the good graces of the politicized federal bureaucracy in the near term.

Thus, so many of us will come under pressure from our very employers to accept and promote gross immorality. And those employers will use their taxpayer financed wealth to further the advance of cultural leftism on its march through the institutions.

At this point, I really don’t care, I think our military has fallen seriously behind the times and is being increasingly out-thought and out-maneuvered by its East Asian adversary.  Our military is too worried about complying with onerous, capability-consuming leftist cultural objectives than with its military objectives. I don’t think a semi-stealthy aircraft cobbled together to perform mutually exclusive missions and with performance compromises that entails (M1.5 top speed – really?  That means a M0.75 effective top speed in real life. How will they cooperate with F-22s going over twice as fast?) is going to make a difference at this point.  Cancel the F-35, and get LockMart out of the cultural lobbying business.

This is how empires die.  Perhaps it’s long overdue.

One final note.  The cultural left will never be satisfied with anything but complete collapse on the matters of sexual morality from such formerly stalwart defenders of the Christian ethos as the Boy Scouts.  They will be satisfied with nothing less than complete capitulation, and then will eagerly sue the Boy Scouts out of existence when the inevitable boy rapes occur – unless the Boy Scouts, like the Girl Scouts, become little Communist Pioneers, serving as socialist shock troops to inculcate Marxism in the coming generations.  Then, they will get a pass, but they will have then become the very antithesis of what they were created to be.