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Abortion Barbie campaign deader than fried chicken May 1, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, awesomeness, Basics, contraception, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
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I think my dad is going to owe me some significant money over this.  Heh.

She never had a shot, in spite of some people panicking and losing faith.  The demonrat governor’s association, amid a cloud of recent recriminations surrounding the Wendy Davis/Abortion Barbie campaign, have pretty much written her off and will not be funneling money to her campaign anymore. Since Davis’ campaign was primarily funded with out of state money, this will hurt.  Most of her pro-abort support has gone away since Davis waffled towards the center on abortion a couple of months ago.

And with even the mainstream liberal press going after her for numerous scandals and improprieties involving improper use of office for her own personal benefit, it looks like Abortion Barbie will be chicken-fried well before next November:

I told the Democrats they couldn’t run a gubernatorial campaign in Texas on pink shoes and children ripped limb from limb. But the Cult of Moloch is so strong with them, they were convinced their gods would help them. [Redstate reads Fr. Z?  Or Tantrumblogo?]

Under investigation from the FBI; off the campaign trail for neck surgery; losing women to the white, male Republican; and not getting enough support from south state Hispanic voters, poor old Wendy Davis is collapsing. The Democratic Governors Association chair says winning Texas is not a priority. The money isn’t going to be flowing to Wendy like she thought. [And it hasn’t been for quite some time]

The Davis campaign made a lot of early mistakes, including relying on a bunch of out of state twenty-somethings who hate Texas, the ROTC, shaved arm pits, and wholesomeness. They air dropped yankees into Texas, pissed off the Texas press, and behaved in rather staggeringly un-Texas like fashion (“where is the pulled pork barbecue,” is a party foul even in Austin). [Another mistake was trying to craft her as a poor, suffering “working mom” when the real story is more of a ladder climbing gold digger]

A barrage of ludicrous emails filling up reporters’ inboxes, staffers expressing disdain for things like ROTC that Texans kind of like, and the candidate herself running away from the issue that made and defined her — abortion — mired her campaign in the suck of mud.

The tone deafness of her Battleground Texas crew, whose fundraising dollars she counted as her own, but from whose statements she tried to distance herself, did her no favors either. Battleground Texas is just an operation of angry young feminists from up north and beta males intent on making Texas safe for trial lawyers, ripping up children, and hipsters. [And they hardly exist outside Travis County and a few big-city enclaves in Houston and Dallas.  They are nothing now, but bear watching as more out-of-staters, especially Californicators, move in] 

……The kids and Wendy offended the sensibilities of natural allies and proved just how amateurish a group driven by the singled minded desire to rip up children and suck out their brains can be.

And now the Democrats are pulling the plug seven months early. They’re giving Wendy the treatment she’s okay with even into the eighth month. [Ouch. This is really snarky] And the best comeback the Davis camp has is that the people pulling the plug are “DC Desk Jockeys,” which are exactly the type of people with which she has stocked her campaign and Battleground Texas. Takes one to know one.

The Cult of Moloch has another body on its altar today. They’ve turned on themselves and the scent of corpse is schadenfreudilicious.

Thanks to reader DotDO for the linka.

I found this all by myself:


I knew Texas wouldn’t go dem this election, and that a politician whose sole claim to fame is taking a radical stand in favor of abortion would not sell, even if this state was more leftist than it is.  I think the dems are trying to move Texas into at least a competitive position (which may be why a few of them move here), but Texas has been overwhelmingly conservative (not R or D, conservative) since its inception and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

Fr. Roger-Thomas Calmel, OP: The Mass belongs to the Church, the new Mass only to modernism May 1, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, disaster, error, General Catholic, Latin Mass, Liturgy, religious, scandals, secularism, shocking, Tradition.
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I had never heard of this Dominican until yesterday, through a post at Pertinacious Papist.  Fr. Roger-Thomas Calmel, OP, was a liturgical rebel in the late 60s and early 70s who steadfastly refused to offer the Novus Ordo. He was apparently never sanctioned, even though he very stridently repudiated the Novus Ordo and penned a missive a few days before the implementation of the NO in 1969  in which he very bluntly proclaimed that the Novus Ordo was a modernist catastrophe unleashed on the Church through an egregious abuse of authority.  It’s pretty hard hitting stuff, and really cuts to the core regarding the modernist agenda, liturgical or otherwise. I’d say in places it goes beyond what I feel comfortable saying/thinking. See what you think (I add some emphasis, some in original. My comments):

I hold to the traditional Mass, that which was codified, but not fabricated, by St. Pius V, in the XVI Century, in conformity to a centuries old usage.  I therefore refuse the Ordo missae of Paul VI.Padre-Roger-Thomas-Calmel-282x300

Why? Because, in reality, this Ordo Missae does not exist.  What exists is a universal and permanent liturgical revolution,  [That was certainly the case from the 70s until today, to varying degrees.  In many places, the abuses have settled down, but what is left is a rite of pablum] permitted or desired by the reigning Pope, and which, for a quarter of an hour, puts on the mask of the Ordo Missae of 3rd April 1969.  It is the right of every priest to refuse to wear the mask of this liturgical revolution. And I consider it my duty as a priest to refuse to celebrate the mass in an ambiguous rite. 

If we accept this new rite, which fosters the confusion between the Catholic Mass and the protestant supper––as the two cardinals (Bacci and Ottaviani) sustain and as a solid theological analysis demonstrates––then we will pass over, without delay, to an interchangeable mass (as recognized, moreover, by a protestant pastor) to a mass which is completely heretical and therefore nothing.  Initiated by the Pope, then diffused by him to the national Churches, the revolutionary reform of the mass leads to hell.  How can we accept to become accomplices of this?  [As I said, some of this is pretty strong. I would not say the NO is heretical. Gravely deficient and seemingly deliberately designed to foster abuse, yes, but not heretical.]

You will ask me: by keeping the Mass of ages at all costs, have you reflected upon what you have exposed yourself to? Certainly.  I risk, so to say, persevering in the way of fidelity to my priesthood, thus rendering to the High Priest, Who is our supreme Judge, the humble witness of my office as a priest.  I also risk being able to reassure the faithful who have lost their way, those who are tempted to scepticism or desperation.  Every priest, in fact, who remains faithful to the rite of the Mass which was codified by St. Pius V, the great Dominican Pope of the counter reform, permits the faithful to participate in the holy Sacrifice without any possible ambiguity,, to receive, without risk of being deceived, the incarnate and immolated Word of God, rendered truly present under the sacred Species. [That’s what it’s all about.  The Lord, truly Present in the Eucharist, so clearly elucidated by all the prayers] On the contrary, the priest who conforms to the new rite, composed of various pieces by Paul Roger_calmelVI, collaborates on his part in progressively establishing a false mass where the Presence of Christ will no longer be authentic, but will be transformed into an empty memorial; therefore, the Sacrifice of the Cross will be nothing other than a religious meal where one eats a bit of bread and drinks a little wine, nothing else: just like the protestants……. [And thus the vast majority of Catholics today do not believe in the Real Presence, whereas before the Council they did]

….Simple honesty, therefore, but infinitely more the priestly honour, does not permit me to have the impudence to barter with the Catholic Mass, received on the day of my ordination.  Since we are treating here of being loyal, and above all of a matter of divine gravity, there is no authority in the world, even a pontifical authority, which can stop me.  On the other hand, the first proof of fidelity and love which the priest must give to God and to men is that of guarding intact the infinitely precious deposit which was entrusted to him when the Bishop imposed his hands upon him.  It is above all on this proof of fidelity and love that I will be judged by the supreme Judge.  I trust that the Virgin Mary, Mother of the High Priest, will obtain for me the grace to remain faithful to death to the Catholic Mass, true and without ambiguity.  Tuus sum ego, salvum me fac (I am all Thine, save me).” [As I said, a lot of that was very hard hitting. And I left some stuff out.]

That was the part by Fr. Calmel, the rest is some analysis by conciliovaticanosecondo.  There is some really interesting discussion on how certain notions of authority, perhaps false, abusive notions, commanded obedience to this unprecedented change in the Church’s constant liturgical practice.  But again, caution is advised, you might find some of the below a bit overboard:Fr_Calmel2_150x175

 In the face of a text of such importance, and the taking up of a position which is so categorical, all the friends and supporters of Fr. Calmel trembled, awaiting the toughest sanctions from Rome.  All, except for him, the son of St. Dominic, who continued to repeat: “Rome will do nothing, it will do nothing…”. And in fact Rome did nothing.  The sanctions did not arrive. Rome remained silent before this Dominican friar who did not fear anything but the supreme Judge to Whom he would have to give an account of his priesthood.

            Other priests, thanks to the declaration of Fr. Calmel, had the courage to come out into the open and to resist the abuses of power of an unjust and illegal law.  Against those who recommended blind obedience to the authorities, he showed the duty of the insurrection; “The whole conduct of St. Joan of Arc showed that she had thought in this way: For certain, it is God Who permits it; but what God wants, at least whilst an army remains to me, is Christian justice and that I fight a good battle.  Then she was burned….

            To abandon ourselves to the grace of God does not mean to do nothing.  Instead it means, remaining in love, to do all that is within our power…. He who has not meditated upon the just insurrections of history, such as the war of the Maccabees, the riding into battle of St. Joan of Arc, the expeditions of John of Austria, the revolt of Budapest, to he who has not entered into sympathy with the noble resistances of history… I refuse the right to speak of Christian abandonment…abandonment does not consist in saying: God does not want the crusade, let the Moors go free.  This is the voice of laziness.” [I do agree with this. And I do see a very prevalent trend in the Church towards a sort of milquetoast pacifism, all focus on “turning the other cheek,” and none at all of the whip made of cords and overturning the moneychanger’s tables. We have become a weak, wimpy Church. A Church that is always afraid, afraid of offending, afraid of hurting feelings, and most of all afraid of really believing and proclaiming those “hard” truths that always set Catholics apart.  And I think the changes in the Mass went hand in hand with that self-doubting, feminizing process.]

6a00d834515d1e69e200e54ff75ffd8834-800wiWe cannot confuse supernatural abandonment with a servile obedience…….

Fr. Calmel had understood perfectly that the form of violence exercised in the “post-conciliar Church” is an abuse of authority,[Dietrich von Hildebrand said exactly the same] exercised by demanding unconditional obedience, before which the clergy and many laypersons submit themselves, without attempting any form of resistance. [The nature and course of the resistance is key.  You can resist, but don’t go casting yourself out of the Church as a sede vacantist, for example] “This absence of reaction––said Louis Salleron––seems to me to be tragic, because God will not save Christians without themselves, nor His Church without Her.”  [I think that is a profound and beautiful quote.  French minds are capable of such beauty……and its opposite]

“Modernism makes its victims walk under the banner of obedience––writes Fr. Calmel––, placing under the suspicion of pride any criticism whatsoever of the reforms, in the name of the respect which one owes to the pope, in the name of missionary zeal, of charity and of unity.”  [Boy is that not true.  It was a little true, maybe, over the past 8 or 10 years, but that oppressive authority seems  to be coming back, as the FFIs can surely attest] ….. It was necessary to paralyze or anesthetize under the pretext of the virtue of obedience, the holy Catholic resistance, to the point of accusing he who obeys the eternal tradition of disobedience.[And this is why I don’t like to see the pre-conciliar Church beat up on too much.  I see some folks basically try to claim the pre-conciliar Church must have been hopelessly corrupt/compromised because the Council certainly came out of it.  But remember, there was a revolution. There was at least a sort of conspiracy. And it was frequently heavy use of authority that crushed any nascent resistance early on, when it Teach_me_Awould have done the most good.  Yes, the Council sprang from the pre-conciliar Church, but it is not really a product of that Church.  There was an unseen, seething cauldron of modernism in the schools, in the religious orders, in some of the chanceries, and from thence it struck when given it’s moment of opportunity.  But most of the Church – priests, laity, religious, etc – were fine, upstanding, orthodox Catholics] “But there are circumstances––Professor G. Chabot pointed out–– in which disobedience to an abusive use of authority is not only licit, but rather obligatory.  In such circumstances it is a virtue to disobey.” [But I will caution, especially when we are speaking of direct orders from superiors, it can be very difficult to discern just when those circumstances are valid, and whether or not we are allowing self-interest to cloud our judgment.  So I would be very careful in applying this particular truism]

When they said to St. Athanasius: “You have all the bishops against you,” he replied: “This shows that they are all against the Church.”  “The Catholics faithful to the Tradition, even if reduced to a handful of people, are the true Church of Jesus Christ.”…….

…...In 1974 at a conference he said:  “The Mass belongs to the Church. The new Mass belongs only to modernism.  I hold to the Mass which is Catholic, traditional, Gregorian, because it does not belong to Modernism…. Modernism is a virus.  It is contagious and one must flee from it.  The witness is complete.  If I give witness to the Catholic Mass, it is necessary that I abstain from celebrating any other Mass.  It is like the burnt incense before the idols: either one grain or nothing. Therefore, nothing.”

Notwithstanding the open resistance of Fr. Calmel against the liturgical innovations, no sanction whatsoever arrived from Rome.  The logic of the Dominican father is too forceful, his doctrine too orthodox, his love for the Church and for the perennial tradition too sincere, for him to be attacked.  Nobody did anything against him because it was not possible. Then they wrapped the case up in the most conspiratorial silence, to the point that Fr. Calmel––known, in part, to the traditional French world––is almost unknown to the rest of the Catholic world. [Had you ever heard of him before?]

In 1975, Fr. Calmel died prematurely……[That’s too bad. He was not very old. We could certainly have used his guidance, within the Church, all these years]

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Long post, no more commentary. Thank you so much to conciliovaticanosecondo for putting this up.

Google bans pro-life pregnancy center ads – sign petition May 1, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, General Catholic, persecution, pr stunts, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society.
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As if we didn’t know Google was just another cog in the big left wing machine, they just yesterday announced, under heavy pressure from the baby-murdering lobby, that they will no longer permit ads for pro-life crisis pregnancy groups and centers.  So when someone types in crisis pregnancy or abortion, they will no longer see ads for White Rose or Birth Choice, just ads for mills.  That is a picking of sides and showing of colors in the most blatant of manners.  Google has been dead to me for a long time, now I’m going to have to start kicking the corpse.

From reader JB:

Under the new Google advertising guidelines, crisis pregnancy centers will not appear on your screen if you search for keywords like ‘abortion clinic.’ Sadly, if you search “crisis pregnancy,’ abortion clinics will appear.

Sign a petition to let Google know that you oppose their banning of ads because of pro-abortion political pressure.


National Right to Life Committee President Carol Tobias said that the resource centers are used by many pregnant women who would be hurt by Google’s action.

“Google is waging a war on women by limiting knowledge of the options and services available to women,” she said in an email to The Hill. “Google’s decision to refuse ads by the centers is unconscionable.”

We must show that the left is not the only side that will display public outrage. Every signature matters. You can help make a difference in changing Google’s mind by signing the petition.


NARAL claims that their reasons for launching such a campaign were: that they conducted their own web search and found that you are more likely to receive an ad for a pro-life pregnancy center than an abortion clinic — and that pro-life pregnancy centers are lying about their message. [B as in B, S as in….]  Google was gullible enough to believe them!

If Google’s bias behavior upsets you as much as it does me, please sign the petition asking Google to change their policy.


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I avoid Google as much as I can.  A couple of years ago, they came out big for sodomy, and made some outrageous statements about those who understand marriage can only be between one man and one woman.  They have made plain they are agents for the cultural revolution.  And contrary to the notion that liberal tech people are all about individual rights and empowerment, Google has been in bed with the NSA in spying on billions from day one.  They seem very comfortable with totalitarian oppression, as they just indicated in this case.

I cannot in conscience support them, even tacitly.  Looks like I’m only using Opera from now on.

Show the commies what’s what! Pray to St. Joseph Worker today! May 1, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Christendom, General Catholic, Glory, Good St. Joseph, Grace, Interior Life, manhood, Saints, sanctity, true leadership, Virtue.
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There is no question this first class Feast was instituted to combat the growing influence of leftism around the world.  I was tempted to say “stick it to the commies,” but that would probably have been somewhat lacking in virtue.

Thanks to MJD for the prayers.  You might consider making a Novena of them!

O glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations, to work with gratitude and joy, in a spirit of penance for the remission of my sins, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of labor the gifts received from God, to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties, to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self, having always death before my eyes and the account that I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all through Mary, all after thine example, O Patriarch, St. Joseph. Such shall be my watchword in life and in death. Amen.

O good father Joseph! I beg you, by all your sufferings, sorrows and joys, to obtain for me what I sjosephask.

(insert your specific request here.)

Obtain for all those who have asked my prayers, everything that is useful to them in the plan of God. Be near to me in my last moments, that I may eternally sing the praises of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Amen.

(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

If you need a job, have career instability, or what have you, consider this prayer:

Dear Saint Joseph, you were yourself once faced with the responsibility of providing the necessities of life for Jesus and Mary. Look down with fatherly compassion upon me in my anxiety over my present inability to support my family. Please help me to find gainful employment very soon, so that this heavy burden of concern will be lifted from my heart and that I am soon able to provide for those whom God has entrusted to my care. Help us to guard against bitterness and discouragement, so that we may emerge from this trial spiritually enriched and with even greater blessings from God. Amen.

Litany of St. Joseph:

Lord, have mercy on usHoly_Family_Father_and_Son_CorbertGauthier

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 Mary,  pray for us

St. Joseph, pray for us

Blessed offspring of David, pray for usjoseph1b

Light of patriarchs, pray for us

Spouse of the mother of God, pray for us

Chaste custodian of the Blessed Virgin, pray for us

Guardian of the Son of God, pray for us

Defender of Christ, pray for us

Head of the Holy Family, pray for us

O Joseph, most just, pray for us

O Joseph, most chaste, pray for us

O Joseph, most prudent, pray for us

O Joseph, most forceful, pray for us

O Joseph, most obedient, pray for us

O Joseph, most faithful, pray for us

Mirror of patience, pray for us

Lover of poverty, pray for usdr193

Model of laborers, pray for us

Patriarch of the home, pray for us

Protector of virgins, pray for us

Strength of the family, pray for us

Comforter of the afflicted, pray for us

Hope of the sick, pray for us

Patron of the dying, pray for us

Terror of demons, pray for us

Protector of the church, pray for us

Lamb of God, you who take away the sins of the world,

forgive us O Lord

Lamb of God, you who take away the sins of the world, 

hear us O Lord

Lamb of God, you who take away the sins of the world,

have mercy on us.

Let us pray

Lord Jesus, through the merits of the devoted spouse

of your most holy Mother, help us, we beseech thee,

that what of ourselves we cannot obtain,

may be granted through the intercession

of the Most Holy Patriarch, Saint Joseph.

You who reign with God, the Father,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit now and forever.


All Night Vigil moved to Mater Dei for May 2 May 1, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Christendom, Dallas Diocese, Eucharist, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, Latin Mass, religious, sanctity, Spiritual Warfare, Tradition, Virtue.
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The First Friday All Night Adoration will not take place at the Carmel this month.  It will instead be at Mater Dei parish in Irving.  TLM at 8pm, not sure about 3am, but there usually is one.  Adoration starts at 5.  Confession, as always, before and after Mass.

Get and adore your Lord!


We sure have missed a lot of First Fridays at the Carmel in the past year.  That is too bad.