Various n’ Sundry: Dolan fails, Obama threatens, voting corruption abounds September 28, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, the struggle for the Church.
Just a few recent items of brief note:
Root of the matter? Cardinal Dolan can’t explain why Christianity is in free-fall in this country. Fr. Richard Heilmann advises Cardinal Dolan that perhaps the largest reason is the banality of the Mass and its reduction from glorious other-worldly act of transcendent beauty to “banal, on-the-spot product” is one major reason:
Those churches, religious orders, etc. who have fully embraced modernism (basically, a rejection of tradition and the sacred – see image on the right above), are emptying out at an alarming rate.
At the same time, there is an “awakening” going on in those churches that are staying true to the traditional and the sacred. “The Church is not meant to change with culture, but to be counter-cultural.”……
………..With all due respect, Cardinal Dolan (and all of the USCCB), this is really not rocket science. Once the decision was made to remove everything that points to the Glory of God, we are left with something banal and mundane and common. We are mere mortals … we need our eyes and, therefore, our hearts filled with visual reminders that “THIS IS GOD!” And, to be reminded, “THAT MEANS THIS IS A BIG DEAL!”
I think we can clearly see now that when it comes to the Liturgy Cardinal Dolan simply doesn’t get it. Of course, he’s shown that with his repeated affronts to the TLM generally and Fr. George Rutler in particular.
I don’t know where Fr. Heilmann found this pic but it’s horrific:
Next, just a few hours after his new BFF Pope Francis left the country, President Obama threw down the gauntlet to Christians, telling us in no uncertain terms that sodomy trumps Jesus Christ, in his perverse and addled mind:
As Pope Francis flew back to Rome, President Obama issued a stern warning to Christians, warning them their attempts to assert their religious liberty to oppose gay rights would fail.
“We affirm that we cherish our religious freedom and are profoundly respectful of religious traditions,” he insisted during a dramatic speech at a LGTB fundraiser in New York City on Sunday night, praising the progress made on gay rights under his administration. “But we also have to say clearly that our religious freedom doesn’t grant us the freedom to deny our fellow Americans their constitutional rights.”
That’s funny, because Obama sure doesn’t seem to have much problem denying the constitutional rights of millions of American gun owners, or at least trying to do so at every opportunity.
They could not be more clear: your religion means nothing to them, while their religion of satanic leftism means everything to them. They are determined that their religion will win out.
Of course, our Pope did not exactly cover himself in glory on this matter of persecution of Christians in this country, but he did at least bring the subject up, unlike a certain Holy Name that should be on the lips of Christians every possible minute.
Final note: it has been claimed that 141 American counties have more registered voters than living souls. But democracy rocks, and voter ID is just a cruelly repressive denial of the right of millions of dead and non-existent people to vote. America!
The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) has put 141 counties on notice across the United States that they have more registered voters than people alive. PILF has sent 141 statutory notice letters to county election officials in 21 states. The letters are a prerequisite to bringing a lawsuit against those counties under Section 8 of the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).
The letters inform the target counties that it appears they are violating the NVRA because they are not properly maintaining the voter rolls. The NVRA (also known as Motor Voter) requires state and local election officials to properly maintain voter rolls and ensure that only eligible voters are registered to vote. Having more registrants than eligible citizens alive indicates that election officials have failed to properly maintain voter rolls……..
……….“Corrupted voter rolls provide the perfect environment for voter fraud,” said J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel of PILF. “Close elections tainted by voter fraud turned control of the United States Senate in 2009. Too much is at stake in 2016 to allow that to happen again.” [And decided the 1960 (certainly) and 2012 (possibly) elections]
Well there’s always too much at stake, we hear that every election. Having said that, I think “democracy” without some kind of property/knowledge/stakeholding requirement to vote is little more than a particularly prolonged method of national suicide. Once everyone with a pulse can vote, those with the least stake in a society can vote for themselves all manner of benefits from those with the greatest involvement. I think our voting base has revealed itself to be grossly ignorant of the issues at hand and easily manipulated. I’m all for trying something else (the notion that democratic government is responsible to the will of at least this particular people long ago having become something of a joke).