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Fr. Carota: Is God causing natural disasters at papal Masses due to ongoing sacrilege? January 20, 2015

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Another provocative post from Fr. Peter Carota.  He asks whether deluges at Masses in Madrid, Rio, and Manila might not be God’s way of trying to stop Himself from suffering abuse, in the form of the Real Presence of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity being received sacrilegiously, stomped on, handled roughly, etc., etc?  I am not a person who tends to see a demon under every rock or the Hand of God in every minor action, but I’m also not a deist and I think sometimes we might choose not to see the Hand of God for fear of what it may be writing.  We all bring biases and certain predisposition to our approach to the Faith and so we all have tendencies to be more accepting in some areas and more skeptical in others.  But Our God is an understanding God, so I don’t think He’ll hold that against us.

At the very least, it’s worth consideration and possibly, discussion.  I for one continue to find foreboding in the abdication lightning strike:

I remember well the strange things God did at the Madrid World Youth Day, the Rio de Janeiro World Youth Day and now has done at the Philippines.  I read these things as God saying He is not happy with these massive gatherings and masses where Holy Communion is given to everyone from cheap vessels and on the hand (standing) and to youth dressing extremely immodestly.

MADRID (AP) — “A freak thunderstorm has forced Pope Benedict XVI to cut short his speech to an estimated million young pilgrims gathered for the church’s world youth festival, giving the outdoor prayer vigil at a Madrid airfield a dramatic climax.  Organizers said six people were slightly injured when a tent collapsed during the storm.” USA Today Aug. 21, 2011…..

 After three days of rain in Rio de Janeiro, World Youth Day planners have decided to change the location of the overnight prayer vigil and closing Mass to Copacabana beach.The final World Youth Day events had originally been planned to take place July 27-28 in Campus Fidei – which means “Field of Faith” – in Guaratiba, some 30 miles away. However, the dirt field has become a giant mud pit due to the heavy rains, and it would pose problems for the expected crowds of more than one million.”  Catholic News Agency [As a result in both events, far fewer Hosts were distributed than planned.  However, there were still problems, especially in Rio]

……And do not forget what happened when Pope Benedict abdicated.

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Actually if you look closely it seems to be missing by some distance, like it was actually behind St. Peter’s.  Still.

We don’t have to believe Maria Divine Mercy or every fake Marian apparition like Bayside to see in some events some greater significance. There are levels of distinction.  I’m not sure I agree with Father Carota that God caused some disruption to papal Mass plans, but it’s possible. I’m a bit skeptical because God does not fail, and yet in all those cases I’m sure there was still some abuse of the Hosts in the huge outdoor setups.  But there are explanations that could be conjured for that, as well.

Next week, all Medg, all the time.  Below, just one of many prophesies of Medg we’re still waiting to be fulfilled:

Dangit.  I like Thundarr.  I think Ookla the Mok was the model for the character of Worf in Star Trek The Next Generation.

On a serious note, Fr. Carota has a good series examining Ten Commandments, explaining what Catholics must believe.  You might find it  quite helpful, as I have.

Posts here and here and here.

 

Kenyan bishops call for end to tetanus campaign until vaccines are proven not to be contraceptive January 20, 2015

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I posted back in November awful reports from Kenya indicating that a UN-funded mass vaccination campaign aimed at eradicating tetanus included in the vaccines powerful contraceptive hormones that rendered women sterile for long periods after receiving the vaccines.  The report was poo-pooed by the UN, other aid organizations, and the Kenyan government (beholden to the UN and aid organizations for hundreds of millions of dollars of annual support), but now the Kenyan bishops have unanimously called for an end to the vaccine campaign until the vaccines can be tested in large numbers to establish their safety and the absence of any contraceptive cocktails.  The bishops claim to have had confirmation of a number of samples of the vaccine containing the contraceptive chemicals.  This is in line with previous reports of other independent tests finding the presence of contraceptive chemicals, but the government and UN officials claim the tests were faulty and that this is just mass hysteria.  As for me, I tend to discount any claims made by the UN prima facie, and we know the corruption that reigns in African kleptocracies, so I’ll accept the bishops claim until there is powerful evidence to the contrary:

Kenya’s bishops have insisted that “no further mass tetanus vaccination campaigns” should take place in the country until the “vaccines have been appropriately tested and proven to be safe.”

The January 14 statement signed by all of the bishops followed a recent report that one-third of the vials of the tetanus vaccine tested contained a hormone linked to birth control. At the direction of the bishops, the vials were tested at five different laboratories in Kenya.

The government rejected the results, citing poor methodology. The Ministry of Health said it tested 10 vials and found them to be free of the hormone. [Ten vials would not appear to be even a remotely sufficient number of samples from a campaign involving millions of doses]

…….In November, the bishops claimed that the vaccine, targeted to women of child-bearing age and not to men, was being administered in a campaign sponsored by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF that had been guarded by secrecy and deception.

The bishops said they suspected the vaccine contained beta human chorionic gonadotropin, or beta hCG, which prevents women from becoming pregnant. In November, a joint committee formed of Church leaders, medical doctors, and the parliamentary Committee on Health agreed to test samples of the vaccine at laboratories around the world.

Preliminary test results, released on January 10, showed that three of the nine vials of the tetanus vaccine contained beta hCG. The others tested negative……

….At the height of the issue, the Kenyan bishops questioned why the national immunisation campaign was aimed at women between the ages of 14-59 and also why the government was conducting this campaign when the bishops were not aware of a nationwide tetanus crisis.

Yes, that does seem passing strange, does it not?  Are not men, especially in developing countries, more likely to contract tetanus than women?  I’m not sure what the official explanation is for this strangely directed campaign, but it would certainly appear to be in line with the wishes of the Gates Foundation and other large NGOs, who work closely with and fund much UN activity, to conduct a surreptitious campaign of mass sterilization/contraception under the guise of vaccinations.  In fact, the Gates have indicated they thought that a great way to control world “overpopulation.”

We’ll see what develops, but I would not be surprised at all if this has not been a trial run of a covert contraceptive/sterilization campaign under guise of a humanitarian vaccination program. What a sick world.

And Deo Gratias for the vigilance of the Kenyan bishops with regard to the moral and health safety of their flock. I have to express some doubt that the bishops of the US and many other countries would be similarly vigilant.  Their actions to date with regard to vaccines derived from fetal cell lines does not give one a great deal of confidence.  More on that later, God willing.

Sign petition in filial love to Pope Francis on the upcoming Synod January 20, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, contraception, disaster, Domestic Church, episcopate, error, family, General Catholic, horror, Papa, sadness, scandals, secularism, Society.
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Pope Francis, Cardinal Burke, and many other Catholic leaders have called on Catholics to make their voices heard in the debates surrounding the ongoing Extraordinary Synod on the Family.  The Synod, broken into two parts, will be completed this coming October.

There are many pressure groups inside and outside the Church calling for radical change to perennial Church practice and Doctrine.  They are demanding that the Church acquiesce in the mores of the fallen culture and call acceptable acts and beliefs gravely offensive to God.  In opposition to these many progressive-modernist groups advocating for radical change – and their many allies in the Curia and other positions of great influence – Cardinal Burke has called on faithful Catholics to make their voices heard.  The Church is not a democracy in the slightest, but it does seem that the volume and tenor of the extreme attacks against Church Doctrine on the radical side – aided immeasurably by a willing and compliant media –  are drowning out the voices of the faithful.

In opposition to the loud and shrill voices of the radical opposition, TFP Student Action is proposing a loving and respectful petition be signed expressing both the pain many souls feel with regard to the shocking and disturbing statements of the mid-term Relatio of the first session of the Synod, and calling for Pope Francis to clearly enunciate Church Doctrine on marriage, the family, perverse use of the sexual faculties, and all the many allied matters, and to repudiate the confusing message of the first synodal session.   I place the text of the petition below for your consideration, the petition can be signed here.

Holy Father,

In view of the Synod on the family to be held in October 2015, we filially address Your Holiness to express our fears and hopes regarding the future of the family.

Our fears arise from witnessing a decades-long sexual revolution promoted by an alliance of powerful organizations, political forces and the mass media that consistently work against the very existence of the family as the basic unit of society. Ever since the so-called May 1968 Sorbonne Revolution, a morality opposed to both Divine and natural law has been gradually and systematically imposed on us so implacably as to make it possible, for example, to teach the abhorrent “gender theory” to young children in many countries.

Catholic teaching on the Sixth Commandment of the Law of God shines like a beacon in the face of this ominous ideological objective. This beacon attracts many people — overwhelmed by this hedonistic propaganda — to the chaste and fecund family model taught by the Gospel and in accordance with natural law.

Your Holiness, in light of the information published on the last Synod, we note with anguish that, for millions of faithful Catholics, the beacon seems to have dimmed in face of the onslaught of lifestyles spread by anti-Christian lobbies. In fact, we see widespread confusion arising from the possibility that a breach has opened within the Church that would accept adultery — by permitting divorced and then civilly remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion — and would virtually accept even homosexual unions when such practices are categorically condemned as being contrary to Divine and natural law.

Paradoxically, our hope stems from this confusion. Truly, in these circumstances, a word from Your Holiness is the only way to clarify the growing confusion amongst the faithful. It would prevent the very teaching of Jesus Christ from being watered down and would dispel the darkness looming over our children’s future should that beacon no longer light their way.

Holy Father, we implore You to say this word. We do so with a heart devoted to all that You are and represent. We do so with the certainty that Your word will never disassociate pastoral practice from the teaching bequeathed by Jesus Christ and his vicars — as this would only add to the confusion. Indeed Jesus taught us very clearly that there must be coherence between life and truth (cf. John 14:6-7); and He also warned us that the only way not to fall is to practice His doctrine (cf. Matt. 7:24-27).

Asking for Your apostolic blessing, we assure You of our prayers to the Holy Family — Jesus, Mary and Joseph — to enlighten Your Holiness in these crucially important circumstances.

Incredible – Pope Francis chides woman for being open to life in risk pregnancy January 20, 2015

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Wow.  Just mind-blowing.  There is no bottom, apparently.

While returning from the Philippines, Pope Francis gave some more off-the-cuff comments that are more than just head-scratching.  While many view his comments against contraceptive use made in Manila as the strongest he has made yet in his papacy, on the plane flight, I think the language could be charitably described as “unfortunate.”  What is not unfortunate, but sad, disappointing, and discouraging, was the Pope’s apparent choice to chide a woman who had a somewhat risky pregnancy after having 7 other children:

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Catholics should not feel they have to breed “like rabbits” because of the Church’s ban on contraception, Pope Francis said on Monday, suggesting approved natural family planning methods.

Francis used the unusually frank language during an hour-long news conference on the plane from Manila to Rome at the end of his week-long Asia trip. …

Francis spoke at length about birth control and population, issues that arose in the Philippines, where the local Church opposes a government law making contraceptives easily available. [with abortion sure to follow.  Turncoats to the Faith helped in the passing of the law, including many politicians]

“Some think, excuse me if I use the word, that in order to be good Catholics, we have to be like rabbits – but no,” he said, adding the Church promoted “responsible parenthood”. [That is an unfortunate phrase in Guadium Et Spes, the “counter-Syllabus.”  Responsible parenthood is also addressed, at least indirectly, in Humanae Vitae.  Assumptions are made in both documents regarding “overpopulation,” which won’t be a threat much longer as birth rates plummet worldwide and total world population looks set to peak around 2050 and then begin a precipitous decline.  So the primary argument for “responsible parenthood” is built in a chimera, an unstable situation that will not last.]

He mentioned a woman he recently met who already had seven children by caesarean sections and put her life at risk by becoming pregnant again. He said he chided her for “tempting God” and added: “That was an irresponsibility.” [So, really?  That’s the message?  Our lives are worth so much more than the lives of those we could bring into the world?  I know women who have had 6 or 7 caesareans, and I didn’t know that was somehow high risk.  Maybe there were other complications. But if the woman becomes pregnant, is that not a gift from God she should trust in?  Can you imagine how devastating it would be to be corrected in this manner from the Holy Father?  That woman may have a serious crisis of faith, if not lose it entirely.  How sad]

The leader of the 1.2-billion-strong Roman Catholic Church restated its ban on artificial birth control, adding there were “many ways that are allowed” to practise natural family planning.

I’ve got nothing else.  I cannot imagine how confusing and devastating this is for souls who are not terribly well formed but who strive to live according to the Faith as they know it.