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Principles of Catholic Education April 3, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, Christendom, disaster, Domestic Church, family, General Catholic, horror, Latin Mass, persecution, secularism, sickness, Society, the enemy, true leadership.
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This is a truly excellent and important sermon.  I highly recommend everyone, but especially parents, pay close attention to it.  I am going to quote from it extensively because the points made within it are so critical and have such a huge bearing on the many problems parents face in providing a right Catholic education for their children today.  The really critical bit is at the end.

What is the purpose of life?  To know,  love, and serve God in this life in order to be happy with Him in the next. The purpose of life is to get to Heaven.  Education serves this purpose.  The primary end of marriage is the procreation and education of children, education in the Faith.

The priest then quotes some material from the Christian Brothers, which order was once so deeply involved in Catholic education and played such an immense role in leading so many souls to the life of Grace, but which is now one of the most corrupted, down-trodden, and sadly depraved religious orders out there.  Few, if any, religious orders have had more boy-rape lawsuits directed at them than the Christian Brothers.  But in their past, before the present chaos, they were an extremely important and influential order.

The point of education is to point them in the right direction, help them grow in virtue, conquer their vices, and pass through the first crisis in life.

The teen years are a time of particular danger for children growing up.  Parents must take special care in forming their children in virtue and avoidance of vice in order to keep them from falling into dangerous habits or situations that could lead them from the Faith.

Father quotes from a sexular pagan publication regarding “a religion for a new age,” written by a fallen away Catholic.  This article contains the following bit of bile, which seems to have been accepted unquestioningly in most public AND private – including “Catholic” – schools today:

“I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being.  There teachers must embody the same selfless dedication of the most rabid fundamentalist preacher, for they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to convey humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of the educational level – preschool, daycare, or large state university.  The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new – the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of “love thy neighbor” will be finally achieved.

Note, the “love thy neighbor” bit applies only to those who think exactly like the fallen-away Catholic sexular pagan – otherwise, they will be hated with a white hot passion.

It is truly incredible how many diabolical, hateful falsehoods can be crammed into one paragraph.  As we already see, a “post-Christian” culture will not be one of equal rights, benign rationalism, and charity for all, it will be a world of unbounded cruelty, suffering, and, always, will to power.  Might makes right, and all that.  Basically, Stalin’s Soviet Union unleashed everywhere, or, as Orwell described it, a boot, smashing a human face, forever.

To say this vision has been adopted enthusiastically in almost all schools, even most  supposedly Catholic ones, would be an understatement.

As the priest notes, these people – “educators” – are in union with the enemy of God and God’s Holy Church.

I guess I could title this post Welcome to the Persecution, You will be Crushed to a Bloody Pulp.


Welcome to the Persecution, dangit! April 3, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, Christendom, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
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As in, you will be persecuted.  I was thinking of a stronger word, but here is Welcome to the Persecution, Mark II:

Conservative attorneys have come to the defense of a student who was simply talking about Jesus in his campus quad when administrators told him to stop because he did not have permission to preach and he might offend someone.

Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit earlier this month on behalf of Thomas Nelson Community College student Christian Parks, 24, saying in court documents he was prohibited last fall from his constitutional right to free speech under an onerous and unconstitutional campus policy.

A campus policy apparently requiring administrative pre-approval of all “free speech” to be offered on campus.  For wingnuts, anyways.  Pre-approved speech doesn’t seem very free.  And it’s not just limited to college campuses, apparently:

Yesterday, we reported here on The College Fix about how officials at Thomas Nelson Community College attempted to enforce a virtual “Jesus-free zone” on campus, asking a student not to talk about Jesus on campus property because he “might offend someone.”

Today, we discovered that the creation of the “Jesus-free zone” in schools is becoming a national trend, not limited to college students, but extending all the way to grade school.

Free speech is under attack everywhere you look.

CBS News reports that a North Carolina 2nd grader was asked to re-write an essay because her teacher didn’t like the topic she chose…..[Because she chose to write about the most despised Being in these United States these days, Jesus Christ]

Many of these instances of curbing free speech point back to offense taken by sexular pagan leftists – especially those who love the sins of Sodom and Sapphos – who simply cannot stand to hear a Christian rebuke of their favored debaucheries.  And more and more, it appears the state is eagerly willing to aid the sexular left, which dominates most state entities, in achieving their goal of never, ever having to be reminded of their sin.

If you think I am exaggerating, 4 Supreme Court justices just determined, in a minority dissenting opinion, that free speech is not an individual right, but is a collective one.  So, “society,” meaning media and opinion leaders dominated by leftists, gets to decide what speech qualifies as “acceptable” and that which does not.  Only “acceptable” speech need be permitted.  This coincides rather nicely with the wicked calumnies Anthony Kennedy hurled at faithful Catholics who oppose the perversion of marriage.  The constant belief of the Church, exceedingly well supported by Scripture, will soon be verboten speech.  “Catholic” Anthony Kennedy will help make sure.

As I said earlier, it is so-called Catholics who will often do the worst persecuting.

And all that to, once and for all, shut those &@%%@& Christians up.

We be in the deepest of kimchi. Sin darkens the intellect, and breeds more sin.  It is a downward spiral that takes a great work of Grace to stop.  I don’t know if there has ever been a time, since Christ walked this earth, that people who once knew the Faith, even a deformed or disordered way, have so turned against it.  I really feel like we are entering a new dark age, an age that will make the previous one seem like a period of benign enlightenment by comparison.

As a really good priest I know says, we had all better get prayed up, and how.  This thing is getting started a lot quicker than I thought.

But I think I’ve said that before…..

h/t CMR

Pride is the prime root of all sin April 3, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, General Catholic, Interior Life, Lent, mortification, Saints, Tradition, true leadership, Virtue.
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We live in very proud times.  The culture that surrounds us is so utterly cocksure that we represent the very peak of human existence.  We are smarter, richer, more comfortable, richer, and way more clever than all humans that ever preceded us.  I guess, because we have electricity, the internal combustion engine, and indoor plumbing.  sin-of-pride

But irrespective of the culture that surrounds us, there may be no bigger temptation for the faithful soul than pride.  If you have, by the Grace of God, managed to overcome some of the more rampant sins we see among so many in our world today (incontinence, infidelity, gluttony, greed, etc), this is no reason to think you are wonderful, or better than others. And it’s easy to fall into that trap.  For a blogger, it’s really hard to condemn an error and evil acts, while not feeling some smugness, perhaps, towards those who have calendar89fallen into a particular error or sin that you may have never been tempted towards, or even overcome.

The whole fall of the human race was rooted in pride.  Satan tricked Adam and Eve into committing the first mortal sin by appealing to their pride. At root, all sins can be traced back to pride and selfishness. But ultimately, pride alone is the source of all sin, because selfishness stems from pride.

Priests warn about this all the time.  The key to developing charity for others is humility.  I’m not sure blogging is conducive to humility, but there it is.  Nonetheless, as a remedy to any temptation to pride, I thought I would try to provide a resource of Scripture quotes and quotes from Saints about how pride messes us up and leads us astray:

First up, the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector (Lk 18:9-14):parable-of-the-pharisee-and-the-publican

And to some who trusted in themselves as just, and despised others, he spoke also this parable:

[10] Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

[11] The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican. [12] I fast twice in a week: I give tithes of all that I possess. [13] And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven; but struck his breast, saying: O God, be merciful to me a sinner. [14] I say to you, this man went down into his house justified rather than the other: because every one that exalteth himself, shall be humbled: and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.  [No explanation needed]

Acts 12:21-23:

[21] And upon a day appointed, Herod being arrayed in kingly apparel, sat in the judgment seat, and made an oration to them. [22] And the people made acclamation, saying: It is the voice of a god, and not of a Dore_-_Pharisee_and_the_publicanman. [23] And forthwith an angel of the Lord struck him, because he had not given the honour to God: and being eaten up by worms, he gave up the ghost  [Any sin we overcome, any devotion we succeed at, we must give the glory to God.  All we have done is cooperate with His Grace.]

Luke 17:10:  [10] I think not. So you also, when you shall have done all these things that are commanded you, say: We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which we ought to do. [So even if my some tremendous Grace and awesome cooperation with it, we manage to do ALL that God requires of us – which only great Saints ever managed to achieve, perhaps – we still must realize we have only done our minimum duty!  So we should never think we are all that.]

James 4:6: [6] But he giveth greater grace. Wherefore he saith: God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble

Psalms 58:13: For the sin of their mouth, and the word of their lips: and let them be taken in their pride.

All Bible quotes taken from the Douay-Rheims online version.

Now onto some Saint quotes.   Saint John Cassian, reminding us how dangerous having high esteem for ourselves is to a devout interior life (and thus, destroying at a blow the entire public education establishment):

“Our seventh struggle is against the demon of self-esteem, a multiform and subtle passion which is not readily perceived even by the person whom it tempts. The provocations of the other passions are more apparent and it is therefore somewhat easier to do battle with them, for the soul recognizes its enemy and can repulse him at once by rebutting him and by prayer.

The vice of self-esteem, however, is difficult to fight against, because it has many forms and appears in all our activities – in our way of speaking, in what we say and in our silences, at work, in vigils and fasts, in prayer and reading, in stillness and long-suffering. Through all these it seeks to strike down the soldier of Christ.

When it cannot seduce a man with extravagant clothes, it tries to tempt him by means of shabby ones. When it cannot flatter him with honor, it inflates him by causing him to endure what seems to be dishonor. When it cannot persuade him to feel proud of his display of eloquence, it entices him through silence into thinking he has achieved stillness. When it cannot puff him up with the thought of his luxurious table, it lures him into fasting for the sake of praise.

In short, every task, every activity, gives this malicious demon a chance for battle.”  [So whenever we say “ain’t I great”…….it’s not a good thing.  But self-esteem is so ingrained into so many of us by the culture, this is a really, really hard one to overcome. It is very hard not to say “We homeschool, we assist at the TLM, we moved to be near the parish, we pray this and that and mortify…..look how good we are doing!”  Don’t say that, thank God for all these blessings and pray you do not fall into sin.]

St. Maximos the Confessor: “Many human activities, good in themselves, are not good because of the motive for which they are done. For example, fasting and vigils, prayer and psalmody, acts of charity and hospitality are by nature good, but when performed for the sake of self-esteem they are not good.” 

St. Augustine: “If you believe what you like in the Gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.” St-John-Cassian

St. Augustine: “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”

St. John Climacus: “An angel fell from Heaven without any other passion except pride, and so we may ask whether it is possible to ascend to Heaven by humility alone, without any other of the virtues.”

St. John Climacus: “Humility is the only thing that no devil can imitate.”

john mainSt. Anthony the Great: “Learn to love humility, for it will cover all your sins.  All sins are repulsive before God, but the most repulsive of all is pride of the heart.  Do not consider yourself learned and wise; otherwise, all your efforts will be destroyed, and your boat will reach the harbor empty.  If you have great authority, do not threaten anyone with death.  Know that, according to nature, you too are susceptible to death, and that every soul sheds its body as its final garment.”

St. John Vianney: Envy, my children, follows pride; whoever is envious is proud. See, envy comes to us from Hell; the devils having sinned through pride, sinned also through envy, envying our glory, our happiness. Why do we envy the happiness and the goods of others? Because we are proud; we should like to be the sole possessors of talents, riches, of the esteem and love of all the world! We hate our equals, because they are our equals; our inferiors, from the fear that they may equal us; our superiors, because they are above us. [This is my favorite quote of the whole bunch.  What a great Saint]OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

St. John Vianney: ‘We put pride into everything like salt. We like to see that our good works are known. If our virtues are seen, we are pleased; if our faults are perceived, we are sad. I remark that in a great many people; if one says anything to them, it disturbs them, it annoys them. The saints were not like that — they were vexed if their virtues were known, and pleased that their imperfections should be seen.’

King St. Louis IXIn prosperity, give thanks to God with humility and fear lest by pride you abuse God’s benefits and so offend him.

St. Richard of Chichester: Satisfaction consists in the cutting off of the causes of the sin. Thus, fasting is the isaac syrian1proper antidote to lust; prayer to pride, to envy, anger and sloth; alms to covetousness.

St. Isaac the Syrian: “Flee vainglory, and you will be glorified; fear pride, and you will be magnified.”

St. Isaac the Syrian“Pride does not perceive that it walks in darkness and, as being darkened, it does not know the insight of wisdom. For this reason in its own murky thoughts it elevates itself above all, whereas it is more vile and more feeble than any, and it is incapable of learning the ways of the Lord. And the Lord conceals His will from it, because it did not choose to walk in the path of the humble.”

St. Francis of Assisi: “What have you to be proud of? If you were so clever and learned that you knew everything and could speak every language, so that the things of heaven were an open book to you, still you Bernardo_Strozzi_-_St_Francis_of_Assisi_adoring_the_Crucifix_-_Google_Art_Projectcould not boast of that. Any one of the demons once knew more about the things of heaven, and now knows more about the things of earth, than any human being, even one who might have received from God a special revelation of the highest wisdom.”

St. Francis of Assisi: “Therefore, all brothers must beware of all pride and vainglory. And let us keep ourselves from the wisdom of this world and the prudence of the flesh (Rom. 8:6). For the spirit of the flesh desires and is most eager to have words, but [it cares] little to carry them out. And it does not seek a religion and holiness in the interior spirit, but it wishes and desires to have a religion and holiness outwardly apparent to people. And these are the ones of whom the Lord says: Truly I say to you: They have received their reward (Mt. 6:2) But the Spirit of the Lord wishes the flesh to be mortified and despised, worthless and rejected. And it strives for humility and patience, and the pure and simple and true peace of the spiritual person. And above all things it always longs for the divine fear and the divine wisdom and the divine love of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

Finally, here is a great post on St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s twelve steps up the mountain of pride. This is just top notch spiritual counsel.

I pray you find this edifying!

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Welcome to the Persecution April 3, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo 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.


Quick hit query April 3, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, asshatery, blogfoolery, disaster, error, foolishness, fun, manhood, secularism, sexual depravity, sickness, silliness, Society.
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If feminists (aka marxist lesbians) are so dedicated to crushing Teh Patriarchy!11! and smashing all “heteronormative” impositions of same (increasingly, crazed feminists define heterosexuality as a repressive tool of men)…..why do they all worship at the altar of a man, Marx?  Marxism is inseparable from radical feminism..

But if these womyn are such fierce man-crushers and dedicated to the destruction of a “male-dominated” society, how can they base their entire political-economic philosophy on the thinking of a hated man?

Pathetic much?

C’mon, grrrls, when are you going to develop a truly neo-pagan post-male patriarchy-crushing philosophy of your own!?



Look at all those Marxist men! It’s a veritable snausage party!  What are all you lesbians doing there?