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Persecution? Nah. We just can’t let children be exposed to your hateful ideology October 26, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, huh?, persecution, Revolution, scandals, secularism, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
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So said the great? State of Kentucky to Christian chaplains who have counseled juvenile prisoners for years:

A number of chaplains and other religious volunteers received letters from the State of Kentucky dismissing them from work inside prisons and detention facilities because the volunteers refuse to stop calling homosexuality a sin.

Chaplain David Wells is no longer allowed to work with underage inmates at Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center over the issue. Wells, an ordained minister, has been a volunteer chaplain at the center for 13 years. Wells said his ministry ended when he was told to sign a state document vowing he would never tell inmates that homosexuality is a sin. [Of course, readers know how prison is.  They are rife with sodomy.  Thus, this is a very pertinent topic.  But apparently, while 13 year olds being brutalized by near-adults is just fine, preaching that hate-filled Christianity will not be allowed.  I hope people are figuring out leftism is about hatred of Christianity first and foremost. This sodomite focus is just the best weapon they’ve found yet]

…….The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice stated in termination letters sent to Wells, other volunteers in his church, and those in a Baptist church in the community that they cannot comply with state requirements for treatment of gay and lesbian youth due to their religious convictions.

Specifically, DJJ Policy 912 states that volunteers “shall not refer to juveniles by using derogatory language in a manner that conveys bias towards or hatred of the LGBTQI community. DJJ staff, volunteers, interns and contractors shall not imply or tell LGBTQI juveniles that they are abnormal, deviant, sinful or that they can or should change their sexual orientation or gender identity.” [Now how on earth have we gone from “you can <fake> marry, to THOU SHALT NOT BREATHE A NEGATIVE WORD?!? Because crushing Christianity has always been the end goal]

Wells was told that would mean they couldn’t preach that homosexuality was a sin. Neither could they read Bible verses regarding homosexuality. The minister said he has never used hateful comments when faced with a troubled youth.

“They are defining hateful or derogatory as meaning what the Bible says about homosexuality,” Wells said. [Leading sodomite activists have said, only one will remain: Christianity, or their perversion]

You think they’re going to let us keep our kids out of their indoctrination centers schools when we’re filling their heads with such hate?  Yeah……not for long.  New UN guidelines may make homeschooling impossible.  I pray every day we’ll be able to homeschool our soon to be baby through 18 years or whatever.  I’m far from sure we’ll be able to.

How long will our girdle-wearing pedicure-getting pansexual Church leaders resist a culture this hostile?  Yeah…….exactly.

Too much of a downer today?  Well, I’m out, another problem with the 4-ton monster is a bunch of busted welds in the dual exhaust.  Some overexuberant offroading led to that. I gots to get, have a good day, pray tomorrow is as good or better than today, God bless you all.

Here you go, make you feel better over the Church and world:

Really I’m much more like Disposable Heroes but I’m sure you’d disapprove.

 

 

These quotes from St. Basil may help you weather the post-synodal depression October 26, 2015

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I found these quotes from St. Basil uploaded by Hilary White very edifying.  They tie in very well with the book I mentioned in the previous post, Phoenix From The Ashes:

Religious people keep silence, but every blaspheming tongue is let loose. 
Sacred things are profaned; those of the laity who are sound in the Faith avoid
the places of worship as schools of impiety, and raise their hands in solitude,
with groans and tears to the Lord in Heaven.”

Four years after, he writes: “Matters have come to this pass: the people have left
their houses of prayer, and assembled in the deserts
, – a pitiable sight; women
and children, old men, and men otherwise infirm, wretchedly faring in the open air,
amid most profuse rains and snowstorms and winds and frosts of winter; and again in
summer under a scorching sun. To this they submit, because they will have no part
of the wicked Arian leaven.

Again: “Only one offense is now vigorously punished an
accurate observance of our fathers’ traditions.
For this cause
the pious are driven from their countries and transported into deserts.”

Now St. Basil lived during the height of the Arian heresy, so he knew whereof he spoke.

These quotes are included in a post that examines how to respond to the Synod.  One recommendation is strongly made: assist at the TLM if at all possible, avoid the NO at all costs.  The assumption seems to be that as a result of the ongoing synodal process, eventually, things like Communion for divorced and remarried, Communion for active sodomites, etc., will come down the pike in most “large suburban parishes”.  And perhaps it will.  But I’d make a caveat to that: there are some Novus Ordo parishes that are solid, doctrinally.  They tend to be that rarest of commodity, the NO parish that offers the NO in Latin.  So if you live near Hanceville, AL or Greenville, TX or Madison, WI you might have an alternative in the NO world with some of these very rare orthodox NO parishes.

Beyond that, in normal circumstances, yes, I’d say the TLM is the best way to go.  However for those TLMs that have diocesan approval……..how long will they remain that way?  I mean, if this synodal process really develops into the planned rolling revolution, how long will FSSP or ICK or your good diocesan priest who offers the TLM be able to excoriate the revolutionary novelties and out and out heresies?  Even if they don’t challenge the post-conciliar ethos, how long will simple orthodoxy be tolerated?

So the question arose in the comments at the link regarding whether faithful Catholics should not start preparing reserve locations with altars, Communion wine, hosts, art, pews, etc, to allow for the Mass to continue if some dread things start to come down.  This was modeled on the reaction of faithful souls to the Arian times mentioned above, the English Catholics under the Tudor persecution, or the Catholics under Chinese communism today.

To which I say……..better safe that sorry.  I have some (probably not very good) priest holes in my house.  If you own a lot of land, is it worth digging a little underground chapel with a hidden entrance?  Is it silly to even speak of such now?  I, for one, don’t think so.  In the military, you don’t look at a potential adversary’s intentions, you look at their capabilities, and you plan against those.  The modernists have the capability to make the regular, diocesan-approved orthodox practice of the Faith all but impossible, if they so desire.  With 50 years experience of evidence of that behind us, can we be sure Summorum Pontificum and the TLM are really “safe” for long?

So aside from fervent prayer and penance, and not completely losing our minds as bad news rolls in…….what do you think constitutes prudent measures for faithful lay Catholics to take if we’re – as we’re – heading into the Synocalypse?

Synod reactions – the fair, the bad, and the terrible October 26, 2015

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Below are a number of reactions to the Sin-nod of Death, the meeting of a small subset of bishops which claimed to be on the family but which almost never mentioned healthy Catholic families in any other than a passing, dismissive way.  This was instead a Synod of sin, with radical progressives – clearly acting in concert with Pope Francis, and generally expressly at his direct bidding – seeking to normalize all manner of sins constantly rejected by the Church as manifestly evil, often with clear guidance from Our Savior to that effect.

One thing I want to point out before  we review the general angst and consternation regarding the Synod’s final document: in spite of all the hype, in spite of progressive paroxysms of joy and the reassurance of neo-Cats, we must keep in mind that these Synods are themselves a great novelty in the history of the Church, that even when meeting under the direct supervision of a Pope, it is quite far from clear what doctrinal authority, if any, such limited Synods (comprising maybe 5% or less of the world’s bishops) have, and while surely much damage will be wrought by the end-product, should the progressives have their way, we traditional Catholics should remain resolute in our defiance to its problematic claims and position ourselves to reject, outright, its product, both good and bad, as binding on souls.  In reality, the Synod’s final document doesn’t even rise to the level of a papal encyclical in terms of authority, and we must rest assured in the knowledge that in spite of the free-for-all this will surely induce in the already imploding mainstream or Novus Ordo section of the Church, it doesn’t have to have the slightest bearing on our faith lives.  I don’t recommend Mokusatsu – killing with silence – we’ve got to oppose the errors that will surely come out of the nebulous, problematic portions of the final report with all the Truth Christ has revealed through His Church; but I do think we need to constantly keep in mind the practical effect on our faith lives and those under our influence of all these novelties should be nil, just as many of us don’t have much truck with the problematic aspects of Guadium Et Spes or Dignitatis Humanae.

In a sense, this Synod can actually be a good thing, if it brings about the final reckoning between the post-conciliar construct of novelty and the traditional Faith.  I’ve always avoided hoping something like that would happen, because the cost in souls will be so horribly high, but now that a major step in that direction has come to pass, we need to hunker down and redouble our efforts to reassert the traditional practice of the Faith to as many as we can reach.

First up, a relatively happy-clappy assessment of the Synod by the possibly compromised Damian Thompson:

Significantly, the Fathers didn’t back a ‘solution’ suggested by liberal cardinals, whereby divorced and remarried Catholics could consult their consciences and their confessors over whether they should follow the rules.

This was the liberal Plan B, hastily put together after it became clear at the beginning of the Synod that there was no chance that Cardinal Walter Kasper’s radical plan to scrap the communion ban would be voted through.

Please don’t ask me to explain Plan B in detail. Liberal journalists got very excited about this supposed ‘breakthrough’, associated with the German-speaking cardinals Marx and Schönborn, plus Archbishop Cupich of Chicago. But they didn’t manage to tell us how it would work in practice, given that the Synod Fathers are sticking by St John Paul II’s ruling that divorced and civilly remarried Catholics can’t receive the sacrament and that’s that.

The final report of the Synod encourages pastors to ‘accompany’ divorced and remarried Catholics as they ‘discern’ their culpability – on a case-by-case basis, as not every divorced Catholic is equally guilty (very true, but a point already made by St John Paul). However, there’s no mention of readmitting them to communion. If I were a Catholic in this situation, I wouldn’t read the report as giving me any sort of permission to receive the sacrament, though I might – with a leap of the imagination assisted by liberal Catholic journalists – recognise the tiniest of steps in that direction. [Well…..we’ll see how long this lasts. My guess: not long]

As for homosexuality – no change at all. How could there be, when the most powerful African bishop, Cardinal Robert Sarah, described gay rights and ISIS as twin evils threatening Christendom? [But what of the two several dozen powerful Western cardinals who are all in favor?]

For a little different flavor, let’s get some comments from some of the participants via Hilary White:

“The Synod is putting an end to the Church that judges people. We are not a church of judgement. We are a welcoming church, listening to the people and speaking in clear terms. Tenderness is the word of this Synod. This is the beginning of a new Church.” [That is the obvious intent]
—Archbishop Lucas Van Looy, Ghent, Belgium

If the process of respectful listening and dialogue endorsed and experienced at the Synod of Bishops on the family were applied at the local level, it would mark the end of an era of judgment and the beginning of ‘a church of tenderness toward everyone,’ said a synod father.”

We don’t believe that [continence] is the only way.” Cardinal Schonborn, Vienna…following the publication of the German language group: “…Asked by the influential Vatican Insider if the only appropriate method of access to the sacraments for such couples was to live as “brother and sister”, refraining from sexual intimacy, he said: “We do not believe that is the only way.” He added that he believed there was a “need for discernment”.”

“‘The axiom’ every marriage contract between Christians is itself a sacrament ‘should be revised’.In no longer homogeneous Christian societies or in countries with different cultural and religious patterns, you cannot assume a Christian understanding of marriage even among Catholics.” [This is one of the single worst statements I’ve read from a prelate in a long time (leaving out anything said by Cupich’s inviolable conscience.  And whose fault is it that the faithful no longer have even a tiny shred of formation, my happy clappy balloon Mass man?  This is a self-fulfilling prophecy, a plan coming to fruition, as the videos below will show]

About those videos – I would say my appreciation of the Synod final report and its entire course aligns well with the reports below.  This Synod is a total disaster, doctrinally and especially pastorally, which will inflict unimaginable harm on souls.  However, in that sense, it is only continuing and carrying to fruition the modernist revolution that first burst forth publicly at Vatican II.  It is the creation of a new religion irrevocably hostile to the old.  But we know from experience that the revolution these modernists wish to visit on the Church has already been tried before. Indeed, in the sects, it has already been tried, and the result has been nothing but death and implosion.  That is my hope, is that these modernists, in whatever level of success they achieve, only hasten their own ultimate demise, and the restoration of a truly faithful Church as founded by Jesus Christ.  In the interim, however, the misery of souls and the entire world will be beyond hideous.

OK, the videos.  First, two by John Vennari and Christopher Ferrara:

This one featuring Michael Matt and John Rao, noted spiritual pornographers, is probably the best.  I find very little to disagree with in the below, and I and convinced the process of perpetual doctrinal revolution is the end game behind this synodal “process:”

The world groaned, and awoke to find itself modernist.

I am reading a most remarkable book.  I’ve only started, but already it is taking shape as far and away the best single volume presentation on the historical-traditional practice of the Faith and its marked contrast to the post-conciliar revolution.  This is Phoenix from the Ashes by HJA Sire, which posits to deconstruct the post-conciliar revolution by detailed comparison to the history of the Church.

Already from the very first sections of this book it is apparent – it is reinforced – that the Church has gone through crises in the past that bear a strong resemblance to the one facing the Church today, but there are also hugely significant differences.  In the case of the Arian revolution, for instance, while most, or even practically all, of the episcopate was won over to this heresy for a time, there remained a deep well of orthodoxy in the regular priesthood and among the laity.  The crisis was thus overcome in time by a reassertion of Doctrine from the lowest levels up to the higher ones.

What is unique in the present circumstances, and indeed is really only foreshadowed by the protestant revolution, is the degree to which EVERY level of the Church is affected – laity, priesthood, religious, episcopate, curia, and popes.  The protestant revolution was of course at best only a partial example, since it was geographically limited.  In the present crisis, there is no real solid abode of orthodoxy, not even a small Catholic Gibraltar orthodox from top to bottom from which a restoration can take place.  In fact, pockets of orthodoxy are scattered hither and  yon, normally grouped around a holy priest or priests.  That makes the task of restoration unprecedented in its scope and difficulty of execution.  I cannot see how it can be achieved short of a total collapse of the revolutionary alternative.

But this book by Sire gives me hope, in that the historical examples do seem to indicate that restoration of the Church often happens just after things looked their bleakest, and often in a very unexpected way.  I certainly don’t foresee a great restoration around the corner, I’m afraid things will have to get much worse before they begin to get better, but…….our Lord does work in mysterious ways.  It could be it is His permissive will that the Church all but implode and cease to exist as a significant factor in the world culture as this revolution plays itself out, but history has shown it often takes only one great, steadfast leader to institute a total turnaround.

Perhaps that’s naive optimism on my part.  No matter what happens with the human element of the Church, we must always be certain that so long as we remain faithful and do our utmost, our particular destiny in assured.  The victory has already been one. We simply have to avail ourselves of its fruits.

So in the most critical period of the Catholic blogging year…… October 26, 2015

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……..I totally let you down.  I was away from the blog almost all Thursday (just a few low-time posts out) because of a major problem at work and all Fri-Sun.  I did read other people’s stuff a bit over the weekend but I had no time to blog. I had to work from home on Friday because my truck transmission went out.  Terrible design by GM – the HD trucks have a separate trans cooler in front of the radiator, but the boneheads routed the brazed copper pipes THROUGH the radiator.  They are thus subject to horrendous swings in temp as the coolant heats up, and they are notorious for failing over time.  Then you have the wonderful effect of getting trans oil in the coolant – and even worse, coolant in the trans.  I had to get a new radiator (for the second time) installed about 2 weeks ago because I had oil in the coolant again, but I did not check to make sure the transmission didn’t have water in it.  Guess what?  It did.   So over the course of last week my trans started acting worse and worse, until it finally crapped out completely on Thursday afternoon.

So, after two complete drains and refills with oil, at least some of the water is out.  It’s acting better.   The problem is, once you get water in the torque converter, it’s almost impossible to get rid of it all without taking the thing apart, and for that price you may as well get a new one.  I haven’t, yet, but I know there is still some water in the trans and even though it’s acting better with mostly oil now, it’s still probably going to be a problem.

That, and satan seems to be going after me hammer and tongs lately, I’ve had all manner of health problems that have caused my focus to be elsewhere. You know about my head injury – that came to naught, thank God – but my heart arrhythmia has been acting up quite a bit, too, and I had a nasty cold last week that is still lingering.  So, I did not mean to leave you in the lurch, I find when I’m at home I just have too many things going on to ever blog much.  I have to go to work to have some peace and quiet.

I hope to get a post out on the Synod today with various reactions.  It seems the neo-Catholics – a term I’ve always avoided using, for a variety of reasons, though I’m coming to see the distinction more and more – are bending over backwards to find the good in the final document, while those who bend more traditional are seeing very little good in it, and much that is horrendous.  It seems a replay of Vatican II in miniature, with a severe weakening in terms of discipline and application of Doctrine, which will likely lead to an even further wholesale collapse in the practical, lived experience of the Church’s moral doctrine by the vast majority of souls.  IOW, very, very bad news.

More on that in a bit, God willing.