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Passing God around like crackers at Pope’s Philippine Mass January 19, 2015

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Via Fr. Carota, who had this to say:

I know that these priests and people did not mean to be disrespectful to God/Jesus in the Holy Communion.  I am sure they really wanted to receive Jesus’ Body and Blood at this papal mass.  But, nonetheless, giving out Holy Communion this way is disrespectful and anyone could receive and take Jesus home as a souvenir or to give to a satanist.  What needed to be done, is patiently let people kneel and receive God on the tongue as God deserves.  Practicality over Sacredness and Godliness.

It is also not necessary that we receive Jesus every time we go to Holy Mass. We should, but it is not at all necessary in order to get all of God’s graces at every single Holy Mass.

The video evidence:

Fr. Carota is certainly being charitable. The people perhaps did not mean disrespect or sacrilege but the priests should have known better, as should the organizers.  This kind of feeding frenzy and rough handling of the Second Person of the Holy Trinity Incarnate in bread is utterly unacceptable. The rough handling and mob mentality that is on display is indicative of the highly disordered beliefs people have developed regarding the Blessed Sacrament, what it is, and what it means. In a sense, Cardinal Kasper is right, that the Blessed Sacrament is not a reward handed out at Mass just for the good behavior of being present at Mass.  It is a sign and act of the deepest meaning, indicating a heart submitted to God and all the Truth He has revealed through His Church, who so desires intimate union with the Creator that it would even be so bold as to consume His Flesh, at His command.  But in the post-conciliar Church, reception of the Blessed Sacrament is treated not as an incredible privilege but as a right, and we know from sad experience that a very large number of people unworthily receive the Blessed Sacrament, blaspheming the Lord in the most offensive way possible.

Yes it is highly desirable to receive the Blessed Sacrament whenever possible, but not at the expense of scenes like this.  Even worse than the outer turmoil and sacrilege we see on display in the video is the inner turmoil that roils so many souls and the silent sacrilege that occurs under so many unworthy receptions.  It used to be, before the Council, that a good percentage of souls at Mass would not receive. That was not because they were “bad” Catholics, it was quite the opposite, they were good Catholics who knew that they could only receive their Lord when their heart was in the right place and their soul acceptably free of sin.  Who knows how many sacrilegious communions were made in the scene above?

Things like this only increase the disrespect for the Blessed Sacrament and the profusion of disbelief in the Real Presence. Such disbelief is already rampant.  Very few Catholics even know, and fewer still accept, the Church’s belief in the Real Presence.  This is such a sad scene.

But here is the problem post-conciliar practice, especially regarding unextraordinary ministers of Holy Communion is concerned, generates: already in most Masses in “large, suburban parishes” a dozen or more people go up around the altar to hand out Hosts at every Mass.  What we see in the Philippines, or in Neo-Catechumenal Way Masses, is simply the post-conciliar practice of casual handling and reception of the Blessed Sacrament taken to its logical conclusion.  If 12 or 20 people can hand out “crackers,” why not 20,000?  And if everyone can walk up and receive their Lord casually, on their feet, handling him with their profane, unconsecrated hands, why not just do what is done here?  There can be no real objection, because the difference in practice between what happens in most parishes every Sunday, and what happened in the Philippines, is not one of kind but only degree

And that is the real tragedy of the Philippines, not the fact that things like this rarely happen, but that things like this happen in almost every parish every day, and are treated as ho-hum no big deal.  Novus Ordo priests of a more conservative or orthodox bent often lament the fact that they find Hosts scattered in pews, in the aisles crushed to dust, outside in the lawn, or even in the bathroom stalls or urinals.

May God permit the shock and dismay caused by this extreme instance of abuse cause the people in the Church to reconsider the regular, mundane abuse they permit and encourage every day.

Parents being arrested and charged for letting kids play outside January 19, 2015

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When a culture begins to collapse, and no longer enforces the big laws (or big things, like marital fidelity, or not killing innocent babies), it starts to make up and enforce really small ones.  I know when I was a kid, we ran back and forth to friends houses or parks half a mile or more away, and that was not particularly daring.  We rode our bikes at a system of trails about 2 miles away from home (a very early form of mountain biking).  Nobody thought anything of it in the late 70s/early 80s.  Now parents are being threatened with jail time and losing custody of their children from a hyper-state that no longer enforces the big laws, but has all kinds of time for the really small ones, like thinking kids a half a block away from home unsupervised is an act of grave parental neglect:

A Maryland family is under investigation for child neglect this week after allowing their kids, ages 6 and 10, to walk together, but without adults, to neighborhood playgrounds.

“The world is actually even safer than when I was a child, and I just want to give them the same freedom and independence that I had — basically an old-fashioned childhood,” mom Danielle Meitiv told theWashington Post. “I think it’s absolutely critical for their development — to learn responsibility, to experience the world, to gain confidence and competency.” Danielle, who grew up in the 1970s in New York City and was allowed to roam freely along with other neighborhood kids, told WUSA9, “The only thing that’s changed between then and now is our fear.”

But officials disagree. In late December, Montgomery County Police picked up the kids, Rafi and Dvora, walking just half a block from home after being alerted by an observer. Six cop cars soon showed up at the family’s house, and the incident spurred Montgomery County Child Protective Services to investigate Danielle and her husband Alexander for child neglect. This week, CPS officials visited the parents at home and also interviewed the children at school — without their parents’ knowledge or consent.

…..Danielle, a climate-science consultant and fiction writer, and Alexander, a physicist at the National Institutes for Health, could not be reached by Yahoo Parenting. But Danielle recently told Reason via email that she and her husband have been left “frightened and confused” by the situation. She added, “We are good parents, educated professionals, and our children are happy, healthy, well-adjusted, and academically successful. As difficult as it is for us to believe, all of these events occurred as the result of allowing our children to walk along public streets in the middle of the afternoon without our supervision. My husband grew up in the former Soviet Union. Now he wonders if we have to just go along with whatever the authorities want us to do. I keep reminding him that we have RIGHTS in this country and that neither the police nor the bureaucrats can arbitrarily dismiss them.”……[Sure you have rights in this country, until the all-powerful government decides you don’t.  The rights exist to some degrees among peers, but disappear when a higher power becomes involved]

[Lest you think this a simple one off oddball case…..] [there are] many others like it, including a Texas mom investigated by child protective services after allowing her 6-year-old to play alone across the street from home in September, a Florida mom arrested for allowing her 7-year-old to walk to the park alone in August, and a South Carolina mom arrested for letting her 9-year-old play alone in a park in July……

Just incredible.  We are incredibly blessed that homeschooling got started and became a movement before this kind of insanity set in, or it would have never been allowed to take off.  If the first homeschoolers were trying to start out now, rather than the 70s as occurred in reality, the movement would have been strangled at its inception.  Now it’s so large, killing it won’t be easy.

Not that there aren’t many who would like to try.

It’s a nutty world that freaks out over kids being kids.  Statistically speaking, child abductions and other assaults – by strangers – are rarer than they were 40 years ago.  But the 24 hour media drumbeat have people constantly amped up and terrified that scads of abusers are lurking around every corner. Also, I think the fact that fewer people have children, and even those that do tend to only have one or two that they hover and obsess over, has warped adult thinking about kids.  This may sound a bit insane, but I think there is some truth to it: when people had 4 or 5 kids, they were less of a precious commodity, individually, but nowadays with a lot of people having only one kid, they are irreplaceable.  I know every child is irreplaceable, I hate to speak in economic terms like this, but I think there is something to it with regard the popular psychoses today.  And fewer and fewer adults have any direct experience with children, so they don’t know how to respond appropriately to given situations, either.

But then again, the whole child safety craze kind of drives me nuts.  I don’t know how many kids died as a result of there not being things like car seats for 12 year olds and bicycle helmets and all the rest when I was a kid, but I find the hypersensitivity to child safety a bit annoying.  I and everyone else I knew somehow managed to survive childhood without the benefit of all these safety devices, and we don’t make our kids wear helmets or pads when skating or riding a bike.  That’s not to say I’m opposed to all such safety devices. I have no problem with safety seats for infants and small children, but I do think it starts getting kind of ridiculous when  I see a nearly 5 ft tall 11 year old riding in a booster seat.  Yes there are certainly horror stories out there about the child who died falling off their bike, but those events are rarer than being struck by lightning. It’s just the internet and the 24 hour news cycle makes them seem far more prevalent than they really are.  But that’s not to say that to lose a child under such circumstances would not be devastating.

Just another episode in the ongoing schizophrenic culture. As my wife pointed out, a lot of these people panicking and calling the cops (notice the massive show of force above – apparently, our police have a lot of time on their hands) over seeing kids out playing without adult supervision would be the first to want to expose these same kids to all kinds of porn, sex “education” and other abusive material. They would have no problem with 10 year olds “experimenting” sexually, but can’t abide the idea of their playing innocently out of doors without mommy or daddy there keeping a close eye on them.  That’s just nuts.

Supreme Court set to define marriage for all of us this year January 19, 2015

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Those who have been paying attention to events know that the Supreme Court last year redefined marriage at the federal level, ruling that the federal government had to recognize fake same-sex marriage as valid marriages.  Now, they look set to impose a similar radical and utterly unprecedented redefinition at the state level, as the court has agreed to hear cases involving the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennesse, and others.

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to resolve the national debate over same-sex marriage once and for all.

The justices will consider four cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, consolidated and heard together. They will hear 2 1/2 hours of oral arguments in April and issue a ruling before the current term ends in late June.

The new challenge to states’ gay marriage bans is destined to become even more of a landmark than the two cases decided by the court in 2013 — United States v. Windsor, which forced the federal government to recognize gay marriages, and Hollingsworth v. Perry, which made California the 13th state to allow them.

Those rulings, while historic, did not resolve the threshold questions in the debate: whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, or whether states have the right to ban the practice. This spring’s case will answer those questions.

The game is rigged and the outcome is fixed.

So, once again, Catholic in good standing (and full, regular communion!) Anthony Kennedy will decide the fate of marriage in this land.  God sets before him life and death, the blessing and the curse.  But since we’ve already been down this road before, we already know how he’s going to rule.  In fact, the entire thing feels and looks like a sham.  The decision has already been made, the culture has already surrendered to this unimaginable evil, the consequences of which are surely to be beyond reckoning, and all that is left is to formalize it with a pretended ruling.

It is amazing how prophetic Fr. Rodriguez has been on this matter.  I recall speaking to him back in 2012 on this matter (back when I had a radio show), and he predicted that sodo-marriage would be the law of the land within 3 years.  He had been in the thick of opposition to this demonic movement for a few years at that point, and he could read the cultural trends as well as anyone.

This immorality – even if tacitly accepted by a majority of Americans at present, which is highly debatable – has been forced down our collective throats by the self-anointed elites of this country.  The fundamental building-block of essentially all human societies is being destroyed at the behest of the tiniest and most perverse of minorities.  We have to recognize that the culture, and especially the elites who form and shape it, are irretrievably hostile to us as Catholics and will steadily move to limit our ability to practice the Faith in public and private.  Dark, dark days, I fear.  May God give me strength and an abundance of hope.

Meanwhile, the KoC in Madison, Indiana has agreed to allow the use of their facility for a lesbian fake-marriage reception.  After initially agreeing to the use, they cancelled under criticism, and then reinstated under even more criticism (and surely a threat of lawsuits).  I continue to find my decision to leave the Knight’s the morally correct one.

They will not let us have our churches and halls in peace.  They will demand at least tacit acceptance of their moral perversion for now, and soon, open, full-throated endorsement will be required.  “If you want a vision of the future, Winston, imagine a boot stamping on a human face, forever.”

The only organization that can prevent the above from coming to fruition is the Church.  The only thing that can overcome the scenario above is faith.  Huxley and Orwell were both wrong, because they were both atheists.  They saw this future as inevitable because they rejected religion.  A Huxlian-Orwellian future grows more and more likely every day, and is advanced immeasurably by such brutalities as pretending sodomites can “marry,” but it can still be stopped by a resurgence in the Faith.

Lord, may that be our future, and not that prophesied by the demonic O’Brien.

Muslims in Italy smash and urinate on Virgin Mary Statue January 19, 2015

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Oh, they’re only “immigrants” in the press, but they were certainly muslims as reported by numerous eyewitnesses.  The leader of ISIS has said that they will xmadonna-statue-broken-575x329.jpg.pagespeed.ic.s3Rz8wYG_jsBSXKjlY65not quit until they have conquered Rome, turned St. Peters into a stable and turned all the Christian women into sexual slaves for the islamist fighters.  These guys are not joking:

A man was kneeling in prayer before the statue of the revered Madonna, with the photograph of a loved one in hand, in the small chapel of St. Barnabas in Perugia (Italy), when he was attacked by five “immigrants.”

The first thing they did was rip the photo from his hands.

Next they unleashed their hatred against the image of the Virgin Mary. They broke the statue to pieces and then urinated on it. [If this doesn’t make your blood boil……]

Don Scarda, pastor of St. Barnabas, said the event was led by five “foreigners.”  [So even the pastor cannot name them!] By the time police arrived at the chapel, the unidentified attackers had already fled.

The incident has caused a stir among locals. Some have lambasted Pope Francis who is accused of appeasing immigrants—mostly Muslims—to wild extremes.   Earlier he had said that “Migrants, through their own humanity, cultural values, expand the sense of human brotherhood.”

Although the Diocese condemned the act of sacrilege against the Madonna statue, it also followed the Pope’s lead by absolving Islam of any responsibility for what happened.  In the words of Monsignor Paolo Giulietti, the auxiliary bishop of Città della Pieve, near Perugia:

For Islam, the figure of Mary is very important: she is the mother of the Prophet Jesus conceived in virginity, and the Blessed Virgin is the most holy woman.  Muslims pray at the Marian shrines in the Middle East. We cannot see in this act of vandalism—which as I said is wrong in every way—an episode of religious hatred. It is important not to feed mutual suspicion, especially at this time. [Yeah, yeah, just keep on telling us how all this violence and persecution is not the real islam. We keep waiting to see the real islam, while, meanwhile, the jihadis tell us they are the real islam, and I sure don’t see many muslims contradicting them.  And this reverence for the Blessed Virgin is being overstated, as is their ostensible reverence for Jesus.  Yes in a generic sense muslims have some regard for both, but when it comes to contact with Christians they hate them both because they believe Christians place them above “allah.”  And, muslims are nothing if not profoundly iconoclastic and will attack Catholic art at every turn.  So this diocesan apologia for islam is particularly disgusting and sad.  The faith of men who will issue apologias like this to islam even in the wake of such hideous atrocities will not stand the test. I fully expect to see bishops and cardinals convert to islam in my lifetime]

Meanwhile, Pope Francis has called on Catholics and Western people in general to refrain from insulting other religions—namely Islam: “It’s normal, it’s normal [violence]. One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, one cannot make fun of faith.”

He made these statements on January 16, apparently in reference to the Charlie Hebdo massacre, when armed Muslims killed a dozen non-Muslims working for a satirical magazine that had mocked Islamic prophet Muhammad.

One wonders if the Pope would call it “normal” if members of his own flock were to murder those who urinated on the Virgin statue?

I think we know the answer to that.

In light of the above my first response is, I’m going to pray some extra Rosaries in atonement for this horrid blasphemy directed against the Mother of God.

Secondly, I think Ibrahim right that Pope Francis’ strangely contradictory words regarding violence always being wrong for Christians, but then seeming to excuse some religious violence, was actually about giving islam a pass in this regard. I would have to say, Pope Saint JP II aside, Pope Francis is the most islamist-friendly pope in history.  I’m sure Pope St. Pius V is pleased.

Thirdly……this is not going to end well.  I’ve said it before, but the Church is being crushed between the irresistible force of islam on one side, and the immovable object of secularism on the other.  Our Lord will absolutely triumph in the end.  But He also said, “When the Son of Man come again, will he find faith on the earth?”  (Lk XVIII:18).  I pray He will, but so little bodes well for the Faith right now.

As for Our Lady, her glory cannot be dampened by the atrocious acts committed against a statue of her likeness.  I pray that her intercession may soften the hearts of the blasphemers who committed those unspeakable acts and results in their conversion and salvation.

Our Lady of the Expectation

“Guardian” of California San Gabriel Mission: “We have too many Saints” January 19, 2015

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Reader TE kindly sent me the following link a few days ago, regarding the “controversy” in California over the planned canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra.  The opposition comes from amazing sources, including the “museum guardian” of the Church-owned and operated, fully functioning parish of San Gabriel Mission in Los Angeles County, California.  This man’s statement is just bewildering, and reveals an utter lack of right understanding of the Faith and would seem to indicate yet another instance where an individual with beliefs directly counter to the Faith is given a position of influence and responsibility within the Church.  Shame on the Southern California news media for stoking this kind of opposition to a blessed event, and trying a man according to today’s fallen standards rather than the standards of the time:

Pope Francis promises to canonize a missionary who brought Christianity to the Western United States in the 1700s.

Friar Junipero Serra will be proclaimed a saint when the pope visits the U.S. in September.

“I was happy and surprised that the Holy Father Pope Francis announced the canonization of blessed Junipero Serra,” said Archbishop Jose Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. 

“It’s a great joy for all of us in California, and in the United States, and, for that matter, for the universal church, because [he] was a blessed man.”

The Franciscan friar hailed from Spain and founded missions across California.

“It’s amazing. No words, I can’t describe; it’s beautiful,” said a parishioner at San Gabriel Mission Church………….

Not everyone CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Amy Johnson spoke with was supportive of the decision.“I’m kind of surprised because Father Serra was instrumental in the maltreatment of the Indians,” said John Fantz, Museum Guardian for the San Gabriel Mission, referring to the Native American community. “We have enough saints. We have enough saints.[And here we have an early entrant in the race for dumbest statement of the year.  The goal of the Church is to produce Saints.  This statement reveals so much.  An utter lack of understanding of the purpose of the Church. Ignorance of what a Saint is, and who is called to be a Saint.  Complete confusion on what the purpose of life is!  It is God’s Will that all be Saints, but many fail due to our fallen nature and the evils that surround us in the world. This is just an incredible statement.]

…… [So why is there opposition to the canonization?  Well, aside from the constant leftist antagonism towards the Church and any of her glories from the past, it is centered on whether the Spaniards spanked Indians]Hackel also confirms Serra was a controversial figure because of the treatment of Native Americans that was permitted at the time.

“Spanking or some sort of physical aggressiveness that was their way of correcting wayward people. And, of course, in today’s world we would consider that to be unacceptable,” the professor said. 

“I also should add that missions were, at their worst, unhealthy places where native peoples died in large numbers. In that, I think those two things, the physical coercion, the diseases introduced by Spaniards that really ran rampant in missions and reduced native peoples, I think that’s probably at the heart of the resistance, or the opposition to Serra and his vision.”

While Serra may not have participated in this kind of aggressive behavior, it appears he didn’t discourage it in others.

There is such a complete disconnect in the thinking of today’s left, and the beliefs dear to the Spaniards who brought the One True Faith to many wallowing in ignorance and death, that it is almost impossible to imagine two more disparate mindsets. Why did the Spaniards do what they did?  Why did they risk life and limb and all manner of suffering we really cannot even imagine in our incredibly soft and pampered existences today to convert savage souls ignorant of the Faith?  And they were savage, the Native Americans of Southern California were among the most backwards and barbarous tribes in the entire North American continent, but even among many more “civilized” tribes immorality and savagery were rampant (read Fr. de Smet’s biography).  They had little concept of morality and existed in a very primitive hunter-gatherer state. The Spaniards, in addition to introducing the Faith that surely saved many souls – an achievement whose greatness is beyond human comprehension – also brought agriculture and many other civilizing influences.  They dramatically curbed very bad behavior on the part of the natives, and maybe they did use occasional “coercion” to do so.

To comprehend the criticisms above, we have to understand that to the secular pagan modernist, there is no absolute truth.  There is no truth at all.  Everything is relative.  And so the behavior of extremely primitive peoples, raping and pillaging other tribes, practicing polygamy, bashing heads in, stealing, thieving, and all the rest, were just equally valid modes of existence compared to that of most pious, virtuous Spaniard.  Thus, the Spaniard had no right to impose his system of belief on the “noble savage.” Even if that “noble savage” objectively existed in a very fallen state and practiced all manner of immorality, up to and including human sacrifice (which, of course, leftists today endorse in the form of abortion on demand), post-modern secular paganism demands “no judgment” – except of course for the Spanish or other Europeans, who can be judged to death.

All of this criticism of Christianity, the Church, the mission activities of Spaniards, or the English colonies at the other end of the continent, the introduction of Christianity to previously lost souls, in short, the entire settling of the Americas, is all just a means to practice cultural marxism, to undermine the dominant culture (if it is even dominant anymore) by assaulting the proudest and noblest elements of its historical heritage.  It’s just one of a million fronts in the war waged by marxists and their progressive allies against Christendom.  Calumniating the reputation of a great man who brought tens of thousands of souls to the Faith and likely salvation and eternal joy, while also dramatically improving the human aspects of their lives in many respects, is part and parcel of what they do everyday, day in and day out.

One does wonder why a person of such a disposition, and who openly laments the Church’s “excess” of Saints, would be employed by the Church in a position of even minor influence.  Unfortunately, we know that the Church is rife with such saboteurs from minor posts as “museum guardians” to priests, bishops, and cardinals.  And yes, I’m looking at you, Germany.

I haven’t studied the life of Blessed Junipero Serra nor the evangelization of Upper California to any great extent, though I have read a bit on it, and I seem to recall that there were extremely few Spaniards involved in the project, that to the extent there were any military forces involved they were scant and completely insufficient to pacify the enormous territory they operated in, and that thus claims that the “noble” savages were herded into the missions by military force is somewhere between highly unlikely and laughable. As I recall, and as occurred in Texas (about which I know a great deal more), the vast majority of Native Americans who entered the mission system and accepted Christianity did so most willingly.  There were many reasons for this: sometimes they did so because they were starving and the Spaniards had agriculture and a regular food supply, sometimes they did so in order to gain protection from hostile tribes, and often they did so out of a true desire to accept the religion of the “black robes.”  In Texas, at least, the Spaniards barely had enough military force to protect the scattered and few missions from indian attacks – and often not even enough for that, because some missions like the one at San Saba were entirely wiped out, and more than once, by such attacks.  So the idea that there were mass armies of Spaniards forcing poor peaceful indians onto “cruel and coercive” Spanish missions is, I think, just another left wing fantasy, a rather severe (if not total) falsification of history.  Perhaps things were somewhat different in California, but I don’t think they were to any great degree.  Even then, a major conceit of the left is that the human living in a state of “pristine” nature, in communion with his natural surroundings and enjoying all that libertine, amoral lifestyles can provide (the left wing wet dream) could never, ever want to be converted to a Faith as stultifying, hidebound, and moralistic as Christianity.  This is simply another instance of leftist projection onto others of their own biases and hatreds – they simply cannot imagine souls voluntarily submitting themselves to such a no-fun system of religion – and so they simply must have been coerced.

And then again, we have to understand the mentality of the time, which is one I which we had just a bit more of today.  The mentality of the Faith then was that it was no real disservice to a soul or group of souls to use some degree of coercion to convert them to the Faith and dramatically increase, if not assure, their likelihood of salvation.  That may make some gasp in horror today and clutch their collectivist pearls, but when one considers that this life is short and full of misery, whereas salvation is forever, there was more than a little to commend even a coercive approach.  We have simply lost the Faith and the idea of the absolute paramount need for salvation as a culture.  That’s why such an attitude seems so alien, or even “evil,” to many today, because they have no faith (save leftism) and cannot imagine anyone who does. They have also created a false construct of Christianity in the cultural mindset as a weak, worldly, materialist, and pacifist religion that can never be muscular or martial, the better to control and direct such Christianity as remains into innocuous, unthreatening (to leftism) ends.

Didn’t plan on this post going to so long!  I hate this kind of garbage, because it is so revealing of how the left has managed to marginalize and neuter the Church.