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FINALLY, the kind of decisive leadership one expects of a Catholic bishop! July 31, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, disaster, episcopate, foolishness, General Catholic, It's all about the $$$, Papa, pr stunts, scandals, secularism, self-serving, SOD, the return, the struggle for the Church.
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Oh yes yes yes, here it is, that kind of firm, decisive stand so many have been praying for and hungering after for years!  We finally have our man, that great, strong bishop to lead the Church in this country into the 21st century and a new, sunlit upland of glory!

Archbishop Blaise Cupich has committed the Archdiocese of Chicago to tackle climate change!  Move over Augustine! Stand aside, Cyprian!  There’s a new standard for Catholic leadership, and his name is………Blaise:

Chicago’s Catholic archdiocese is the nation’s first to monitor its buildings’ power and water usage and greenhouse gas emissions.

Archbishop Blase Cupich joined US Environmental Protection Agency officials Friday to mark the Church’s stewardship initiative, an answer to Pope Francis’ entreaty to preserve the earth.

Archdiocese officials plan to benchmark each of the 2,700 buildings — churches, schools, offices and multiple-family housing. They will track energy consumption and consider each building’s structure using the EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager to rank them from 1 to 100.

Cupich said the Church is committed to following the pope’s encyclical, which took on climate change and environmental sustainability.

“Those who do not think religious organizations should have an opinion on climate change misunderstand the former and the moral dimension of the latter,” Cupich said. “We are called to care for those sickened by pollution, house those displaced by environmental calamities, and heal the spirits of those — especially our youth — who are disheartened by a world where human survival is now in question.”

Oh do tell me more about this wonderful new religion you belong to!  My stars, it sounds positively iiinteresting!  Why, I can just see it attracting all kinds of folks – Alinskyites, ACORN types, progressives, modernists, leftists, worldly elites……in other words, all the right kinds of people!

“Care for those sickened by pollution!”  How iiinteresting!  “House those displaced by environmental calamities!”  Oh my, dooo tell more!  “A world where human survival is now in question”……be still my heart!  I feel overwhelmed at the depth of your mind-blowing pastoral sensitivity!  So much concern, that just happens, by miracle, to completely align with sacred shibboleths of the progressive left!  And carefully scripted with the most repressive and anti-Catholic administration in the history of this country truly sensitive and caring Obama administration.  How very, VERY convenient!

Oh children we are truly a blessed flock to have shepherds like this!  Why I’m quite certain we can now look forward to a good two decades worth of the same kind of worldly, completely forgettable and politicized policy statements and PR releases from chanceries and even the bishop’s conference that afflicted the faithful from circa 1975 – 1995.  Oh joy!

Feigning seriousness for a moment, I do wish our bishops would spend 1/10th the time, focus, money, and energy they spend on political matters on actual matters related to the Faith and salvation.  But since we’re all saved anyway, what good is a bishop except to be a politician, right?!

Enjoy your new renaissance, modernist Catholics!  It will be your last.

Now, back to channeling Bugs Bunny:

h/t D

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Johnson: Houston Planned Barrenhood made $120k per MONTH on sale of aborted baby parts July 31, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, contraception, disaster, error, General Catholic, horror, paganism, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
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Almost $1.5 million a year – that sure sounds like more than just recouping costs to me.

A good overview of recent developments in the Planned Butcherhood murder for profit scandal from Mollie Hemingway.  Two highlights from the below are Abby Johnson’s testimony before the Texas Senate this week on Planned Barrenhood’s profiteering from the sale of aborted baby parts, and the the pro-abort left is trying to re-spin the completely discredited claim that PB provides mammograms:

The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee held a hearing to look into how Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas engage in the fetal organ trade. However, Planned Parenthood officials didn’t show up…….

………The hearing did feature testimony from Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, who discussed how her clinic harvested organs from the children aborted at her clinic. She said her clinic received $200 per specimen. She claimed that costs for such harvesting were minimal (only $5-$10 per specimen, by her telling) and that the Houston Planned Parenthood clinic, if it charged only $100 per specimen and if only half of the women seeking abortions each day consented to donations, would generate $120,000/month selling baby parts. This claim somehow didn’t make it into mainstream news accounts of the hearing here, here, here or any where else. You can listen to it here at two hours and thirty minutes into the hearing.

On the mammograms:

In an interesting Washington Post article about the problems this Planned Parenthood story poses for Democrat, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said:

‘I haven’t seen the videos. And I don’t generally make a habit of responding to right-wing videos,’ O’Malley told reporters in New Hampshire this week. ‘I do know that 97 percent of the work that Planned Parenthood does is about mammograms and preventative health……….

No, O’Malley, 97 percent of Planned Parenthood’s work is not mammograms. In fact, zero percent of Planned Parenthood’s work is mammograms because Planned Parenthood doesn’t do a single mammogram. Planned Parenthood falsely made the claim that they did during their campaign to shame the Komen Foundation into continuing to fund them, and some media asserted it as well. President Obama has regularly made the claim during his War on Women messaging.

One more update. Planned Butcherhood has retained the same crisis communications propaganda firm they used when they destroyed Susan G. Komen in a blitzkrieg of bad PR.  It appears almost conclusive that shady propaganda outlet cooked up a fake “hacker attack” on PB’s website in a bizarre attempt to generate sympathy, or something:

Planned Parenthood claims on severalofits websites that the organization’s web operations have been attacked by “extremists,” but this so-called hacking has all the hallmarks of an orchestrated public relations stunt.

Numerous people on Twitter pointed to evidence suggesting that this so-called hack wasn’t a hack at all……

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Well here’s a novel argument against “married” priests…… July 31, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, Ecumenism, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, paganism, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
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……they might eventually leave their wives and shack up with a much younger man.  Mind you, this happened to an already very liberal episcopalian minister, nevertheless, given the state of the culture, can you imagine the complications that would flow from a widespread married priesthood in the Western, Roman Rite?

I need to create a new category for blog posts – ick:

An Episcopal priest shocked his Queens congregation recently when he left his wife and married someone else — a much younger man.

The Rev. Juan Andres Quevedo-Bosch, 59, the archdeacon of Queens and rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Astoria, announced over Facebook last week that he got married in a Los Angeles church.

The Cuban-born prelate was pictured on a beach with the caption: “I’m in Miami Beach with my new husband. God is good.”

One churchgoer said many parishioners severed ties to the church after Quevedo-Bosch came out as gay at the pulpit a month ago.

“Most of the people aren’t coming anymore,” the elderly woman said. “Because he’s homosexual, people have stopped coming.”……

…….Quevedo-Bosch has not been seen at the church for the last month, she said. [Such a concerned, self-denying shepherd, no?]

Attendance has dwindled, she said, with many parishioners instead going to Mass at a satellite church a few blocks away. [It’s not “mass.”  I was an episcopal, and we never, ever called it “mass.”]

Saturday services have been canceled, and only seven worshippers showed up at Wednesday’s Mass. [Wrong again. The numbers are not terribly atypical for episcopal worship houses, whose median congregation size now stands at less than 100, the vast majority of which are over 70 years of age]

……….“Priests who wish to enter into same-gender marriage are approved to do so in the Episcopal Church and in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island,” said Bishop Larry Provenzano, head of the Long Island diocese, which includes Queens.…… [Which tells you everything you need to know about why the episcopal sect is dying in a spectacular self-imolation]

………Before becoming a priest, Quevedo-Bosch worked as an economic planner for the city of Havana in the early 1980s, his LinkedIn page says. He studied to be a priest in his native country. [I think we can start to see the picture come together.]

More and more I hate this world.

A thought on the background – this guy’s wife is 73.  He emigrated from Cuba to the US 20 years ago.  One of the best ways to get a green card/visa is to get married.  You do the math.

It is revealing to me the degree to which incidence of sodomy is directly proportional to dwelling in large urban areas/disconnectedness from nature and hard, physical labor.  It is also no coincidence that the four largest sodomite communities in the country – NY, SF, LA, and Miami – all grew up around large sea ports back when ships were staffed with large crews.