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See Robert Reilly speak on how America fell to pseudo-sodo-marriage July 14, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, paganism, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, Spiritual Warfare.
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I haven’t gotten back to pulling quotes from Robert Reilly’s book Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything, but MFG found what might be even better: a talk given by Reilly on the same  subject. It seems to condense much of the content in his book down into a roughly 90 minute talk.  Unfortunately, I cannot embed the video in my post since they chose to upload it on Livestream, and I haven’t figured out how to get Livestream to play on WordPress.  But it’s very much worth watching at this site.  I thank the Institute of Catholic Culture for uploading this talk.

Also note, this is the first part of the talk.  The second part will take place this Thursday July 16 @ 7:30 pm EDT. You can watch it live at that time at this link.

I know it’s an hour and a half, but it is very much worth it, and conveys much of the content of the book, which I doubt even you could read in 90 minutes.  If you can, you should really not be complaining about the length of my blog posts!

Reilly takes apart our sick, fallen culture in a nutshell via his theory of the mass rationalization, but which I really feel is a form of self-hypnosis or mass delusion, which has been accepted by tens of millions: if I don’t criticize your sexual peccadilloes, then you won’t criticize mine, and we’ll all be “happy.”  That is the essential bargain under the false rubric of “tolerance.”  Since 300+ million non-SSA people have their own kinks, perversions, disordered lusts, and sexual sins, it didn’t take much to convince them to “tolerate” yet another on the part of some other folks.

Well, that, and the fact that, as Fr. Rodriguez alludes, our entire nation has, the tiny Remnant excluded, fallen into the nightmare of a reprobate sense over the past few years, and no longer has the ability to even discern what is good or true from what is bad or evil.

So we have that going for us.

Reilly notes that most Catholic venues would not even permit him to give his talk. I’m convinced there aren’t more than 2 or 3 parishes in this Diocese at which his speaking would even be a remote possibility.

He also notes that the fervor of the persecution will not decrease now that the perverse have their “great victory” in Supreme Court imposition of pseudo-sodo-marriage in all fifty states. No, now the enforcement phase of the rationalization will really ramp up and they will go after the remaining holdouts (which might still be as much as 50% of the population) with renewed ferocity.

And we have that going for us, too!   We had all better get really prayed up.

Check out the whole video.

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Gueranger: Many people work much harder to earn hell than they would need to earn Heaven July 14, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, Liturgical Year, reading, sanctity, Tradition, true leadership, Virtue.
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I found the bit I excerpt below from Dom Prosper Gueranger’s The Liturgical Year vol. 11 pp. 177-8 illuminating.  Many lost souls are striving after some perverse or evil goal.  They positively wear themselves out and endure great suffering to attain it.  But because that end is not Jesus Christ, because it is something evil, they are working for satan and working to insure their own damnation.  Yes, the children of mammon often are wiser in their own generation than the children of light, but their end is always the same:

And shall we do less for justice than is being done in favor of our enemy, sin?  Surely justice deserves that we should make greater efforts in her service than for that odious tyrant who requites his slaves with nothing but shame and death.  And yet – oh admirable condescension of God to our weakness! – we have St. Paul telling us in today’s Epistle (7th Sunday After Pentecost – Romans VI), in the name of the Holy Ghost, that we shall be saints, we shall attain eternal life, if we will but serve  justice with as much earnestness as we once served uncleanness and iniquity.  [I pray I do.  But do I have the same fervor I did yesterday?]

Let us humble ourselves at hearing such words; let us be honest, and we shall feel that they contain a reproach.  Many of us might ask: What has become of that intense ardor wherewith we once used to follow after sin?  To say that we have converted our ways would be no answer, for a conversion does not paralyze our faculties; it enlists our natural energy in God’s service, it even intensifies it by the very fact of its now being employed as originally intended.  At all events, conversion does not lessen the activity which was in us before our conversion; it would be an insult to Grace to accuse if of diminishing in us the gifts of God! [Gueranger is speaking of the collective collapse of fervor that was afflicting the Church, primarily in France but surely much elsewhere, already in the mid-late 1800s.  The crisis we see about us today has been a long time coming.]

What lessons, then, may we learn by seeing how eager in the pursuit of honor, interest, or pleasure, are the votaries of this world!  What earnestness, what toil, what perseverance, what frequent sufferings, what abnegation at every turn, what misplaced heroism – and all for the purpose of satisfying the seven heads of the beast, and tasting a few drops of the poisoned cup of Babylon (APOC xvii:7).  There are many souls in hell who have gone through more fatigue and pain to procure their damnation than even the martyrs endured for Christ; and even with all that, never attaining their object they sought to obtain in this world! So true is it that the fools who are the most subservient to satan’s wishes do not always succeed in enjoying, even for a single day, the vile rewards he promises his slaves[so key to keep in mind, and so utterly forgotten by the today’s billions of worldlings!]

Justice, treats her followers in a very different way; she does not degrade, she does not deceive them that keep her.  She blesses them with peace of mind at every step they take in duty-doing; she is ever enriching their treasure of merit; she leads them safely to the protection of love.  The life of divine union then grows, almost spontaneously, on that high ground of justice; it rests on justice, as a flower does on a stem.  “He that possesseth justice,” says the Scripture, “shall lay hold on wisdom” (Eccl xv:1-8): he shall find delights in that divine wisdom, which surpasses all that earth could procure.

———–End Quote———–

Satan is a liar and a murderer from the beginning.  He has successfully pulled the wool over the eyes of hundreds of millions of self-described and ex-Christians, getting them to work very hard for their own damnation.  Fornication might bring fleeting fun but it also brings months or years of anguish after the fact. Drugs might provide a little high for a while but pretty soon you have to take them just to feel good.  Chasing the “American Dream” by contracepting, putting Johnny and Jenny in high-dollar schools, always having the newest car, biggest house, boat, lavish vacations, etc., might make you feel good most of the time, but if you continue to serve Mammon primarily our Blessed Lord will not know you when you meet Him.  And many find that the chase after that dream leaves them with no time to enjoy whatever parts of it they achieve.

Those who follow the path of righteousness, however, even if they meet with great worldly sufferings and difficulties, know true peace and contentment.  They usually have the comfort of feeling God’s Grace at work in them.  Unless they be one of those souls destined for great sanctity, and then they may be denied even this for a time, in their own dark night.  But that is beyond what most people will probably experience.

That’s something that struck me as strange during the recent notable visit to South America.  Worldly suffering was held up as a tremendous evil that must be eradicated, I never saw any exhortation to embrace that suffering in a joyful manner for the good of souls.  Certainly the Church does work for the alleviation of the suffering of the poor, but our Lord has assured us the poor will always be with us.  Thus it was unfortunate that no reminders of the great virtue of accepting the lot the Lord hand’s us with joy and gladness were made.  Another opportunity missed.

I pray you found the above helpful!  I think it very wise.

 

The endless evil of abortion: Planned Barrenhood doctor caught selling body parts from partial birth abortions July 14, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, contraception, disaster, General Catholic, horror, It's all about the $$$, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, shocking, sickness, Society, the enemy, unadulterated evil.
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Oh dear Lord have mercy on us all.  I thought partial birth abortion was banned by Congress over 10 years ago.  How is it still going on?  Apparently it still very much is, as admitted by the Planned Parenthood senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, below. One would hope a federal criminal investigation would follow immediately, but given how corrupt this country and government have become under the leadership of our muslim-marxist president, I won’t hold my breath:

New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted fetuses, and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.

In the video, Nucatola is at a business lunch with actors posing as buyers from a human biologics company. As head of PPFA’s Medical Services department, Nucatola has overseen medical practice at all Planned Parenthood locations since 2009. She also trains new Planned Parenthood abortion doctors and performs abortions herself at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles up to 24 weeks.

The buyers ask Nucatola, “How much of a difference can that actually make, if you know kind of what’s expected, or what we need?”

“It makes a huge difference,” Nucatola replies. “I’d say a lot of people want liver. And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps. The kind of rate-limiting step of the procedure is calvarium. Calvarium—the head—is basically the biggest part.”

Nucatola explains, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

“And with the calvarium, in general, some people will actually try to change the presentation so that it’s not vertex,” she continues. “So if you do it starting from the breech presentation, there’s dilation that happens as the case goes on, and often, the last step, you can evacuate an intact calvarium at the end.”

Using ultrasound guidance to manipulate the fetus from vertex to breech orientation before intact extraction is the hallmark of the illegal partial-birth abortion procedure (18 U.S.C. 1531).

Nucatola also reveals that Planned Parenthood’s national office is concerned about their liability for the sale of fetal parts: “At the national office, we have a Litigation and Law Department which just really doesn’t want us to be the middle people for this issue right now,” she says. “But I will tell you that behind closed doors these conversations are happening with the affiliates.”

The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2).

A separate clip shows Planned Parenthood President and CEO Cecile Richards praising Nucatola’s work to facilitate connections for fetal tissue collection. “Oh good,” Richards says when told about Nucatola’s support for fetal tissue collection at Planned Parenthood, “Great. She’s amazing.”

The damning video:

Look how she continues to stuff her face as she discusses the brutal dismemberment and killing of children.  What’s the old cliche, the banality of evil. Well, it’s on display in spades.  “I’d say a lot of people want liver” MUNCH.  Nice.

At ~6:25, she essentially admits she butchered babies with the intent to sell body parts just the day before.  One must wonder just how much of SOP this is at Planned Barrenhood mills. According to this their top doctor, it appears to be de rigueur.

In fact, the process is so common there even exist standard forms on which to request sale of various types of body parts from murdered babies.

This top abortion doctor at Planned Barrenhood plainly describes the premeditated receipt of  money in exchange for baby body parts.  If that’s not selling human fetal tissue I don’t know what is.  Of course Planned Barrenhood does this. It’s what they are. They are a company of pure, unadulterated evil, as intended by their diabolical (really, satanic) foundress, Margaret Sanger.

She also plainly describes partial birth abortion procedures, intentionally delivering breech and leaving the head for last, before killing the child.  That is also against federal law.  There are multiple felonies revealed in this video.

How will Planned Barrenhood lie and try to weasel their way out of this one?  PB still receives hundreds of millions of federal dollars annually, but, thank God, no longer here in Texas.

This is the most viciously evil organization I can possibly imagine.  Lord, may these revelations mark their final and irrevocable decline, but given the critical role Banned Parenthood plays in the serving as backstop and advocate for the entire sexular pagan ethic, I imagine they’ll get off with a slap on the wrist yet again.

Lord, may that not be so in this case.

Boy Scouts nearing final surrender…… July 14, 2015

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…….and descent into Girl Scouts levels of irrelevancy as just another formerly decent agency co-opted by the left’s march through the institutions.  And this, with a Supreme Court victory in their pocket expressly “permitting” this private organization to determine who could constitute its membership!

Ah, but the corporations, the corporations were cutting off their funding!  And when you’re a bureaucrat administering an organization, any organization, nothing is as close to the sweet meteor of death to your beloved gravy train organization than threats to FUNDING! So the left has really known what it’s doing when it has coerced, through various unsavory means, many corporations to formalize policies that deliberately discriminate, much more openly and nakedly than they ever did against any perverse/left-wing groups, against those who hold to traditional beliefs.

And so one more vaunted institution dedicated to forming  young men in right morality and decency has fallen.  There are very, very few left which have not:

The executive committee of the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would drop the group’s blanket ban on openly gay leaders, a key step that puts the organization on the verge of its second historic shift in three years.

While the proposed change stops short of requiring all units to allow gay leaders, it would dismantle a rule that the group’s president described earlier this year as an existential threat to the 105-year-old institution. [And it is!  And once the left is through having its way with the Boy Scouts and has left it broken and meaningless, they’ll move onto something else while a hallowed organization sinks into either Girl Scout type leftist politicization/advocacy, or total irrelevance.  Quite a choice you’ve carved out for yourself there!  Decent people will increasingly flee the organization in droves]

This resolution, approved on Friday, now heads to the organization’s national executive board. If the group ratifies the change during a meeting July 27, it would become official Scouts policy…… [It won’t be 3  years before the abuse lawsuits start rolling in, which I am convinced is a deliberate part of this campaign.  The goal is the destruction of the Boy Scouts.]

…….In a statement, the Scouts cast the proposed shift as the “result of the rapid changes in society and increasing legal challenges at the federal, state, and local levels.”

While the Scouts already faced their own legal threats, there are also new state and local laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, with gay rights groups saying they are focusing on securing broader legal protections. And the national executive board of the Scouts will consider this resolution just over a month after the Supreme Court ruled that gay couples had a right to marry nationwide, a decision that followed a remarkable surge in public support for gay marriage.

The Scouts were careful to note, however, that the change does not mean that religious chartered organizations — which account for a significant portion of the group’s membership — have to accept gay leaders…… [Oh yes it will very much COME to mean that very soon, with this decision as a sort of precedent to increasingly ostracize and isolate the few holdouts. This decision alone will greatly increase pressure on religious organizations who host scout troops to either disassociate from the organization entirely (best plan) or expect to face heavy pressure to admit open sodomites into leadership positions.  All I can say is: Troops of Saint George.]

…..“This change allows Scouting’s members and parents to select local units, chartered to organizations with similar beliefs, that best meet the needs of their families,” the Boy Scouts said in a statement Monday. “This change would also respect the right of religious chartered organizations to continue to choose adult leaders whose beliefs are consistent with their own.” [OH YES, tell me again how long this fig leaf will last, when the last fig leaf (we’ll admit boys who openly admit of perverse desires, but never, EVER adult males as leaders who do the same!) lasted all of 3 years!  My stars how strong you are!  You never, ever lie to me!  And I’m sure you’ll respect all of us in the morning, once you’re done @#$%&*@! us like this!]

Robert Reilly was really hard on the Boy Scouts in his estimable book, and rightly so. He made clear how utterly unnecessary and cowardly their cave was.  They chose convenience of funding over principles, big time.  The thing is, it’s only been in the last 30-40 years that the Boy Scouts bureaucracy and apparatus has grown into this behemoth that requires millions in funding every year, anyways.  Prior to that, the organization existed for decades on much lower levels of funding and generally individual, private donations.

Thus, the entire model of large scale charity/private do good organization operation and funding is open to attack like this.  By becoming reliant on corporate sponsorship and large donations from easily co-opted groups like The United Way, an organization – any organization – instantly exposes itself to heavy propagandizing for all manner of things, much of which may be antithetical to its original charter and outlook.  Reliance on government funding is even more dangerous.  I repeat again that major Church organs, including Catholic Charities, CRS, CCHD, most colleges and universities, and most diocesan schools are heavily dependent on government funding, offsets, etc.  They are thus heavily exposed.

He who pays the piper calls the tune.  They are coming for the Church as sure as night follows day.  Be ready.