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Our radical feminist betters call for killing of 3 billion men September 15, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, manhood, paganism, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
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Like it or not, radical feminists make up a highly influential part of that nebulous coalition of self-anointed elitists (incl: academics, media, politicians, leading businessmen, left wing advocacy groups, etc) who have arrogated to themselves the right to determine what the rest of us should think, say, and do. Feminism, the perverse marriage of lesbianism and marxism, is a hugely influential force in Western “culture.”  I have personally seen how even many individuals striving to be faithful Catholics have, through absorption of the dominant cultural mores, adopted Sally_Miller_Gearhart_Lesbian_Feministmany quite radical beliefs derived from feminism (radical in the historical or traditional sense. They may be quite “conservative” views today, but they would have been radical 50 or 100 years ago.  A few of these are innocuous. Most are not, and have helped spread a great deal of misery and resulted in more than a few broken marriages.  Both men and women can fall victim to this type of thinking).  Feminism – marxist lesbianism –  is part of the wicked broth in which we stew in this decadent and fallen culture.

How sick are radical feminists?  Robert Stacy McCain has essentially written a book in the past 6-8 months documenting the near total insanity – and hatred of any traditional moral order – espoused by virtually every marxist lesbian/feminist.  There are too many examples to list, and I don’t recommend McCain’s site overall due to immoral material he posts with some regularity, but perhaps one example may serve as an indicator of all the rest.  In this particular example, an elderly marxist lesbian who lives alone with her cats*has been a long time advocate of the systematic murder of 90% of the world’s male population, the better to demonstrate her careful reasoning and general charity towards souls unhinged hatred towards everything male (I add emphasis and comments)

At least three further requirements supplement the strategies of environmentalists if we are to create and preserve a less violent world. I) Every culture must begin to affirm a female future. II)Species responsibility must be returned to women in every culture. III) The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race. . . . [First of all, the idea that a female dominated world would be one of enlightened virtue and peace is utterly unsubstantiated.  There isn’t much historical precedent for such, but the underlying assumption of these man-hating lesbians is that woman = good, man = utterly evil.  Therefore, anything can be justified in the pursuit of the destruction of the male half of the species]

To return species responsibility to women means in very practical terms that erotic and reproductive initiative must be restored to women all over the globe. . . . Make the decision entirely that of the woman as to how she will be impregnated and how often, if indeed she chooses to be so at all, and whether by heterosexual intercourse, artificial insemination or a form of ovular merging. Restore to each woman the inalienable right to say what shall become of any fertilized egg and to control absolutely the number of children she wishes to emerge from her body. . . . Make nonexistent any male’s say-so in the process of reproduction. [Because, according to this creature of pure hate, men have absolutely no rights and exist only at her pleasure.  This is the ranting of someone who is clinically insane, and yet this individual, Sally Miller Gearhart, has been a highly influential professor and created one of the first “women’s studies” programs in the nation. Her work is highly influential in marxist lesbian circles] Create and protect alternative structures of economic and psychological support for independent women — women not attached to men — who are child-bearers and child-raisers. . . . [She means state funding of women because they are women.  But when women make up 90% of the population, will some women want to be taxed to pay for the lifestyles of others?]

Women will bear the number of children they know can be sustained not just by their own social group but by the wide ecological system. [Is this because women are so intuitively brilliant they simply know how many people the planet will bear, or will their marxist lesbian overseers dictate to them what is acceptable?  Who has money on the latter?] They will not bear the children that some man wants only to perpetuate his name or the family possession of his property; they will not bear the children they presently convince themselves they must have because their only role is obedient wife and mother; [For how many women does this kind of thinking even remotely apply at this point?] women will not have the children men think are necessary to perpetuate the tribe or the religion or the specific culture. Instead they will bear the children that they want, that they can care for, and that they assess are needed by the specific group and the entire species. . . . [This means central planning and regulation of procreation.  Brave New World, the marxist dystopia, yet again]

In every culture it must be women in charge of the changes: [Because she says so!  No authoritarianism, no will to power here!] women-identified women, no women who are pawns of men, no women who out of their fear of losing their lives or those of their children, still hold to the securities of that dangerous patriarchal culture, [It doesn’t seem so dangerous compared to your unhinged self-pleasuring fantasy. I don’t know many men calling for the murder of 3 billion people] but women utterly free of coercion, free of male influence and committed to the principle that the right of species regulation is their own, and not the prerogative of any man. I suggest that lesbians and other independent women are already moving in this direction. . . . [Pity them.  If we needed an example of how truly sick perverse sexual desires and acts can make someone, I think we’ve just gotten an object lesson]

To secure a world of female values and female freedom we must, I believe, add one more element to the structure of the future: the ratio of men to women must be radically reduced so that men approximate only ten percent of the total population. . . . [Of course!  What marxist program would be complete without the wholesale slaughter of billions!  That’s how all marxist stories end!]

We now come to a critical point: how is such a reduction in the male population to take place? One option is of course male infanticide. It differs very little from the female infanticide that has apparently been carried out even into the twentieth century by some cultures. Such an alternative is clearly distasteful and would not constitute creative social change. . . . [But I doubt she’d be very much opposed if push came to shove. I would ask this poor sick soul, who is fighting the most against female infanticide?  It is surely not the marxist feminists, who cannot criticize the practice, because to do so might weaken support for their most sacred shibboleth, abortion on demand and without apology.  No, it is the hated, patriarchal pro-life movement!  But irony is utterly lost on leftist ideologues]

[I]f women are given the freedom of their bodies then they may well choose [experimental “ovular merging” technology that produces only female embryos] in great enough numbers to make a significant difference in the sex ratio of women to men. A 75% female to 25% male ratio could be achieved in one generation if one-half of a population reproduced heterosexually and one-half by ovular merging. [And here the fantasy truly reaches insane dimensions, dreaming about a world where females can reproduce absent the contribution of men.  There is absolutely no evidence to substantiate this concept of rubbing two eggs together to create a new person. Even the thought is offensive to reason and just. plain. nuts.]

 Such a prospect is attractive to women who feel that if they bear sons no amount of love and care and nonsexist training will save those sons from a culture where male violence is institutionalized and revered. These are women saying, “No more sons. We will not spend twenty years of our lives raising a potential rapist, a potential batterer, a potential Big Man. [So, according to marxist lesbian Gearhart (boy, is that name apropos), ANYONE who has the potential to grow up to be ANYTHING evil should be wiped out before they are born.  Why doesn’t this woman address the skeleton’s in her own movement’s closet, like the extremely high rates of violence in lesbian relationships?  Oh, yes, I forget…facts are inconvenient.]

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This post is a bit off topic, perhaps, but it’s important to know just what “feminism” is.  McCain has proven quite conclusively to this blogger that feminism is the product of marxist man-hating lesbians, whose “utopia” is a world of savage cruelty and complete disregard for one half of all humanity – and their total authoritarian control over the remaining half.  It is also another manifestation of leftist God-hatred, as this woman’s resentment towards God’s creating us male and female is palpable in every word.  Thus her wild eyed rantings about asexual reproduction and magical self-reproducing eggs.  This excerpt may seem extreme, even ludicrous, but such writings are taken very seriously within the “feminist” movement.  Unhinged diatribes like this are not at all uncommon, and writings from women like this feature prominently in women’s studies programs at colleges across the country, programs that are oriented towards only one thing: generating more man-hating marxist lesbians.

“Feminism” is one of the most noxious and destructive of the leftist errors that have afflicted Western (ahem) civilization in the past 100 years.  Distilled to its essence, it provides a cover and refuge for the hateful fantasies (which would be acted out if they ever got the chance) of very lost and disturbed sexual deviants.  Do not let your daughters (or sons) fall prey to its seductive claims of victimhood and its pretensions toward power!  Feminism is already directly responsible for the deaths of at least 1 billion children through direct abortion, and who knows how many billions prevented from seeing life through contraception.  It is a philosophy, like all leftism, straight out of hell and something to be opposed at all turns.

There is a bit of humor in all this.  I can’t quite escape the notion that what really drives women like this nuts is precisely the fact that they are not a man.  And they are so very, very angry with God over that fact.  Perhaps I’m off, but it seems very likely to me………

*no joke

Prayers urgently needed for Father Michael Rodriguez September 15, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Holy suffering, Latin Mass, Liturgy, manhood, priests, Tradition, true leadership, Virtue.
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I was blessed to have the opportunity to speak with Father Michael Rodríguez for an extensive period of time over the weekend. As usual, the conversation covered a broad range of topics and was truly edifying. I will not go into any details in this post, but did want to give readers some updates on this faithful priest who is enduring his share of trials:

  • Father Rodríguez no longer serves in Presidio. His bishop has assigned him as parish administrator for Sacred Heart Mission in Shafter, TX. He offers the Mass only according to the 1962 Missal and conducts his entire apostolate in line with the traditional practice and teaching of the Church.
  • Father Rodríguez’s position in the Diocese of El Paso is not without difficulties, especially on account of his commitment to exclusively offer the Traditional Latin Mass. That is why I repeat my request for prayers.
  • Father Rodríguez did however suggest one recommendation to readers, and that was to obtain a book by Father Nicholas Gruner called Crucial Truths to Save Your Soul.  I really know nothing of the book aside from Father’s recommendation, but I told him I would faithfully pass the recommendation along. Father feels this book contains very concise, easily readable material that is very important for Catholics to know, particularly at this point in time.  I could not find a place online, even at the Fatima Center website, to order this book.  It is very recent, but this site reveals the book can be obtained by calling this number: 1-800-263-8160.  Faithful to Church teaching, the book stresses that the Deposit of Faith (Truth!) revealed by Christ through His Church cannot be changed, and certainly not contradicted, not even by any member of the Church, no matter their position or influence.
  • Father Rodríguez is very appreciate of all those who have been praying for him and all who support and pray for priests who are promoting the Traditional Latin Mass and working to restore the Catholic Faith, irrespective of particular group affiliations. He encourages all Catholics to familiarize themselves more with the Traditional Latin Mass and exhorts traditionally minded Catholics to defend the truth while practicing charity and fostering unity. He asks that you continue to pray for these intentions, especially the Holy Rosary as revealed to St. Dominic and requested by Our Lady at Fatima.

All in all, Father’s spirits, as always, remain high and he is full of love for Our Blessed Lord and Our Lady and a great charity for souls.  I know I have asked prayers for Father Rodríguez in the past, as he has been persecuted for his steadfast defense of the Faith.  But I must ask again, and with special emphasis this time, because Father Rodríguez continues to face numerous trials and his situation is not ideal.  There is a lot being left unsaid, but if you could, in your charity, make Father Rodríguez and his needs and intentions a regular intention of yours, it would be most helpful.  I have prayed regularly for Father Rodríguez for years now, but having said that, I can say that at this time and in the coming months there will be a particularly urgent need for continued prayer on his behalf.

You can also support the effort to recover and restore the Traditional Catholic Faith by giving to the St. Vincent Ferrer Foundation of Texas, a non-profit corporation active in West Texas and beyond. Although it is founded and run entirely by faithful Catholic laity, they share similar goals to Fr. Rodríguez and he is supportive of their efforts.

God bless you and thank you for your continued generosity and works of true mercy.

A photo of Father offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the beautiful chapel in Shafter:

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The Saints against islam and Cardinal McCarrick’s egregious errors September 15, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, asshatery, Basics, catachesis, Christendom, disaster, Ecumenism, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, pr stunts, rank stupidity, Saints, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, Tradition.
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There is so much confusion in the Church today regarding islam.  Many – heck, almost all – leaders in the Church seem to be almost eagerly dhimmi in their attitudes towards religion.  Atrocities committed by mohammadans are routinely explained away as aberrations, while the mythical “moderate islam” is praised to the skies.  We had a particularly disgusting instance of that recently, when retired Cardinal McCarrick, whose predatory behavior towards young males is well substantiated, gave this sad example at an interreligious confab with some muslims in DC:

Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick offered Islamic religious phrases and insisted that Islam shares foundational rules with Christianity, during a Sept. 10 press conference in D.C.

In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate,” McCarrick said as he introduced himself to the audience at a meeting arranged by the Muslim Public Affairs Council. [Which routinely apologizes for islamic violence]  That praise of the Islamic deity is an important phrase in Islam, is found more than 100 times in the Koran, and is akin to the Catholic prayer, ”In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” [Which a muslim would never, ever allow to pass his lips.  But they have faith, even if it is blasphemous and false]

McCarrick next claimed that “Catholic social teaching is based on the dignity of the human person… [and] as you study the holy Koran, as you study Islam, basically, this is what Muhammad the prophet, peace be upon him, has been teaching.” [Especially the part about putting infidels to the sword.  What the Koran actually preaches is that muslim men have dignity, everyone else, including muslim women, not so much.  But none is so blind as a fervent adherent to the religion of sexular paganism]

McCarrick was 71 when 19 Muslims brought Islam to the public eye by murdering 3,000 Americans on 9/11. He is one of the 213 Cardinals of the Catholic church, but is too old to vote in church debates. [Good grief.  Move on]

“Either the cardinal has studied the whole thing and does not know what he’s talking about, or he is making a somewhat misleading statement,” said Michael Meunier, head of the U.S. Copts Association. “The practice of the Muslim majority people that adhere to the Koran… have proven that [claim of equivalence] is not correct,” he told The Daily Caller during a Sept. 11 trip to Jordan. [To draw even a remote equivalence is offensive not just to the virtue of faith but also to plain reason. Even Church-hating atheists note this.]

“Has Cardinal McCarrick converted to Islam?” asked a scornful critic, Robert Spencer, the best-selling author of many books on Islam.

“‘Peace be upon him’ is a phrase Muslims utter after they say the name of [their reputed] prophet… [so] probably he is unaware of the unintended Islamic confession of faith he has just made,”said Spencer……[I would not make that assumption. He may be quite aware.  The point is, he doesn’t care, the false idol of “dialogue” trumps all]

Now, what have some great Saints said, as a form of rebuttal to the above, regarding islam?

Whoever does not embrace the Catholic Christian faith is lost, like your false prophet Muhammad.”
-St. Peter Mavimenus (d. 8th century), martyr from Gaza. Response reported in the Martyriologum Romanum when he was asked to convert to Islam by a group of Muslims.

“There is also the superstition of the Ishmaelites which to this day prevails and keeps people in error, being a forerunner of the Antichrist…. From that time to the present a false prophet named Mohammed has appeared in their midst. This man, after having chanced upon the Old and New Testaments and likewise, it seems, having conversed with an Arian monk, devised his own heresy. Then, having insinuated himself into the good graces of the people by a show of seeming piety, he gave out that a certain book had been sent down to him from heaven. He had set down some ridiculous compositions in this book of his and he gave it to them as an object of veneration.” [Saint John Damascene, who fought against the islamic-inspired iconoclast heresy, understands the etymology of islamic belief well.  Islam is a completely man-made religion founded by a man lost to lust and incorporating perverse beliefs from apostate (Arian) Christian and Jewish sects, prevalent in Arabia in the 7th century]
-St. John Damascene (d. 749), Syrian Arab Catholic monk and scholar. Quoted from his book On Heresies under the section On the Heresy of the Ishmaelites (in The Fathers of the Church. Vol. 37. Translated by the Catholic University of America. CUA Press. 1958. Pages 153-160.)

We profess Christ to be truly God and your prophet to be a precursor of the Antichrist and other profane doctrine.”
-Sts. Habenitus, Jeremiah, Peter, Sabinian, Walabonsus, and Wistremundus (d. 851), martyrs of Cordoba, Spain. Reported in the Memoriale Sanctorum in response to Spanish Umayyad Caliph ‘Abd Ar-Rahman II’s ministers that they convert to Islam on pain of death.

“On the other hand, those who founded sects committed to erroneous doctrines proceeded in a way that is opposite to this, the point is clear in the case of Muhammad. He seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh goads us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as is not unexpected, he was obeyed by carnal men. As for proofs of the truth of his doctrine, he brought forward only such as could be grasped by the natural ability of anyone with a very modest wisdom. Indeed, the truths that he taught he mingled with many fables and with doctrines of the greatest falsity. He did not bring forth any signs produced in a supernatural way, which alone fittingly gives witness to divine inspiration; for a visible action that can be only divine reveals an invisibly inspired teacher of truth. On the contrary, Muhammad said that he was sent in the power of his arms—which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants.
-St. Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274), Theologian and Doctor of the Church. Quoted from his De Rationibus Fidei Contra Saracenos, Graecos, et Armenos and translated from Fr. Damian Fehlner’s Aquinas on Reasons for the Faith: Against the Muslims, Greeks, and Armenians (Franciscans of the Immaculate. 2002.)”

As we have seen, Muhammed had neither supernatural miracles nor natural motives of reason to persuade those of his sect. As he lacked in everything, he took to bestial and barbaric means, which is the force of arms. Thus he introduced and promulgated his message with robberies, murders, and bloodshedding, destroying those who did not want to receive it, and with the same means his ministers conserve this today, until God placates his anger and destroys this pestilence from the earth.[…]

(Muhammad) can also be figured for the dragon in the same Apocalypse which says that the dragon swept up a third of the stars and hurled down a third to earth. Although this line is more appropriately understood concerning the Antichrist, Mohammed was his precursor – the prophet of Satan, father of the sons of haughtiness.[…]

Even if all the things contained in his law were fables in philosophy and errors in theology, even for those who do not possess the light of reason, the very manners (Islam) teaches are from a school of vicious bestialities. (Muhammad) did not prove his new sect with any motive, having neither supernatural miracles nor natural reasons, but solely the force of arms, violence, fictions, lies, and carnal license. It remains an impious, blasphemous, vicious cult, an innvention of the devil, and the direct way into the fires of hell. It does not even merit the name of being called a religion.” [Saint Juan de Ribera would not be popular in today’s Church!  But, while his language may be harsh, there is none of it that is false.  Islam alone among major religions has been spread almost totally by the sword.]

St. Juan de Ribera (d.1611), Archbishop of Valencia, missionary to Spanish Muslims, and organizer of the Muslim expulsions of 1609 from Spain. Quoted in several locations from his 1599 Catechismo para la Instruccion de los Nuevos Convertidos de los Moros (my translation).

“The Mahometan paradise, however, is only fit for beasts; for filthy sensual pleasure is all the believer has to expect there.”

St. Alphonsus Liguori (d. 1787). Quoted from his book, The History of Heresies and their Refutation.

FSSP Seminarian update September 15, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, awesomeness, Basics, Christendom, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Latin Mass, priests, sanctity, Tradition, Virtue.
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Reader MFG sent me an update on the FSSP seminarian in need of financial support I blogged about a couple of weeks back.  Thanks to your generosity and that of many others, the seminarian has reached his goal and has both his debt from last year and expenses for this year fully covered:

I just wanted to thank you all again for all the support you have given Mike and his family. I think it is safe to say, that we are all shocked by all of this, and we are extremely grateful. Our goal for the $13,000 has been reached. The grace of God is just awesome!! Please remember Mike in your prayers, and remember there are other seminarians, as well, who need financial help too.

It is so encouraging to see people showing such generosity for strangers and having such concern for the future of the Church.  Thank you to all who were so generous in your support.  May God bless you!  And may God continue to bless His Church with such worthy young candidates for the priesthood.