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Something uplifting for a change – great videos of Chartres pilgrimage October 28, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Art and Architecture, awesomeness, Basics, Christendom, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Latin Mass, sanctity, the struggle for the Church, Tradition, true leadership, Virtue.
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I’ve been waiting for this!  JMJHFProductions – a small Catholic apostolate most deserving of support, in my estimation (you can donate to them here) – accompanied the Remnant Chartres pilgrimage this year.  They filmed a great deal of footage in HD.  Just a couple days ago, they uploaded their 1 hour summary video of the 3 day pilgrimage.  There is so much to find uplifting and edifying in this footage!  So many people, but especially young, taking part in a time-honored devotion and witness to our Faith!  So many assisting devoutly at the Traditional Latin Mass!  Such inspiring art and architecture!

The Chartres pilgrimage is an overwhelmingly traditional phenomenon.  What a blessing to see so many souls willing to undertake this arduous hike in all kinds of weather.

I really do appreciate these videos. I have been on edge since late last week for a number of reasons – the Synod, we’ve all been sick, work suddenly decided to go crazy – and I’ve needed something to settle me down.  This ought to fit the bill very nicely.  It also fills me with desire to assist at a Chartres pilgrimage someday before I die, even though I am not a big traveler.

I pray you find this as enjoyable as I did.  You might find yourself recognizing a few faces, as I did.

Now a few more brief videos also from the pilgrimage:

And finally a repost of the incredible light show from the Chartres Cathedral at the conclusion of the pilgrimage:

If you haven’t subscribed to the JMJHFProductions Youtube page, you should!  I’m certain they’ll be uploading more videos from the Chartres pilgrimage and the rest of the Remnant’s summer Euro-tour in the coming weeks.  The folks who run JMJHF are just regular Catholics like you and I.  They operate off donations from other generous Catholics. If you find their work edifying, I might again impugn on your charity by supporting them. Every little bit helps.

God bless!

+Muller’s collapse led to the Kasper faction victory at Synod? October 28, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, different religion, disaster, episcopate, error, General Catholic, Revolution, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, SOD, the struggle for the Church.
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All the progressives are crowing. Some are positively beside themselves.  That ought to tell you something.  Even Cardinal Kasper is very pleased.

Just how did this come about?  Surely by many factors – not the least of which included having the overwhelming and heavy-handed support of the Bishop of Rome – but another factor may have been the little-noticed collapse of Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Muller.

LifeSiteNews tienen mas.  Mind, the article is long, I reduce it down to what I consider is the nub (note first paragraph was written while Synod was still in progress, thus the use of future tense):

A decisive role could now be played by the German-Language group [at the Synod]. The participants of the Synod are consulting together in language groups – and the German group contains the highest custodian of the Doctrine of the Faith, Müller; and the spearhead of the reformists, the former Curial Cardinal Walter Kasper. Both are renowned theologians worldwide. “If the group around these two [cardinals] comes to an agreement about the reform proposals, it would be close to squaring the circle, because everything would then have the [approving] stamp of the Prefect of Doctrine himself,” according to an Insider. [Wow, a capital “I” Insider! Maybe it was ol’ Frankie himself.  But I think that argument makes a good deal of sense] 

The claim, namely that, finally, it all depends upon an attained agreement between the spearhead of the reform – Cardinal Walter Kasper – and the spearhead of the resistance – Cardinal Müller, was indeed true. Some concerned Catholics have been praying for Cardinal Müller all along, since he had to face in his own language-group five strong German “Kasperites,” namely: Cardinal Kasper, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop Heiner Koch and Bishop Franz-Josef Bode, all of whom had shown, during their own preparations for the Synod – in one way or another – some notable sympathy not only for homosexual couples, but also for the admittance of “remarried” couples to Holy Communion. [Ever been in an argument against several people at once.  It ain’t easy, especially as the arguments stretch over weeks.  It takes great cooperation with Grace to be sustained in such an environment. Perhaps Cardinal Muller was lacking in some way. Maybe he lacks a proper reverence for the Mediatrix of All Grace, the Blessed Mother]

It was in the last of the three reports of the language-groups, as Edward Pentin reports, that the German-language group floated the idea of a resort to the internal forum “which critics say is a slightly modified version of the ‘Cardinal Kasper thesis’ that would admit remarried divorcees to Communion after a period of penance […].”

Significantly, when this German-language group report was presented on October 21, it was Cardinal Marx himself who, speaking at a Synod press conference, insisted upon the fact that this report was written with the unanimous support of all the members of the group. More than once, he said: “Every text of the German-speaking group, every relatio, is unanimous. No vote against it. That is very important, I think.”[Dangit. It sure sounds like Muller did cave.] He seemingly repeated this fact so that everybody in the room would realize that this meant that Cardinal Müller also supported the report. And Marx explicitly said that the idea of the “internal forum” was intended to be a means to help some “remarried” divorcees “to come to a full reconciliation with the Church,” which would include the access to the Sacraments.Cardinal Marx explicitly mentions at the press conference that there was a kind of agreement between Cardinals Kasper and Müller over the weekend, after they had each studied the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas as to how, with prudence, to “look at the different situations.” [There is no possible way to twist Aquinas to support Communion for manifest adulterers.  Even if you translate it into Cyrillic and read it upside down and backwards, NO WAY.  This is simply a very pathetic form of cover.]

As the Austrian website, kath.net, reports, it was due to the persuasive influence of Cardinal Christoph Schönborn that a compromise was found. It said: “Without the diplomatic and linguistic capabilities of the Viennese Archbishop an agreement between the positions of Cardinals Walter Kasper and Gerhard Ludwig Müller would probably not have taken place.” Kath.net received this clarifying insight from one participant of the German-language group – “who prefers not to be mentioned by name” – and who also privately commented that, at times, the discussions in the German group were “controversial, but to the point.”

Another German-speaking participant, the Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch, describes in an interview with the Swiss Radio station SRF on October 25 the implied meaning of the paragraphs 85-86 of the final report as a path of differentiation. Kath.ch, the official website of the Swiss bishops, sums up Koch’s nuanced statement:

With reference to the care for remarried divorcees, Koch calls the result of the Synod a differentiation: “The situations of the remarried divorcees are very different,” and these different situations are to be “taken into account in the realm of the pastoral care.” The text does not say that Communion is to be made possible for these faithful. “But it is also not excluded,” says Koch in the interview.

And there you have it, the most likely vehicle by which the most atrocious portions of the Synod’s final document were arrived at, by compromise total collapse on the part of the man charged, by God and Holy Mother Church, with keeping the deposit of Faith whole and sound, Cardinal Gerhard Muller.  A man many expressed grave reservations over when first appointed by Pope Benedict in 2012, both for his toxic statements regarding the Blessed Mother, and for his affinity for liberation theology.

So perhaps it’s not very surprising that he would be one to cave.  It has long been related by many Saints that in time so tribulation we must run to the foot of the Cross and there remain with our Blessed Mother.  She is the only one who can sustain us through times like these. The only Apostle who stood by Our Blessed Lord during His Crucifixion did so because he stood there with the Mother of God.  A cardinal who made perverse conjectures regarding the nature of the Blessed Mother in her earthly life is not well equipped to have the kind of recourse to Our Lady so needed when satan in all his might rails against us.

Our Lady, pray for us!  Defend us in this hour of darkness!  Through your intercession, keep us always faithful, by always remaining near to you.  And through your mighty intercession, restore our Holy Mother Church, O Hammer of Heretics!


Cardinal Burke on the Synod’s final report: “misguided,” “abusive” October 28, 2015

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Via the increasingly omnipresent Edward Pentin, Cardinal Burke blasts the final document pretty hard (my emphasis and comments):

The section entitled “Discernment and Integration” (paragraphs 84-86) is…..of immediate concern, because of its lack of clarity in a fundamental matter of the faith: the indissolubility of the marriage bond which both reason and faith teach all men.

First of all, the term, integration, is a mundane term which is theologically ambiguous. I do not see how it can be “the key of pastoral accompaniment of those in irregular matrimonial unions.” The interpretative key of their pastoral care must be the communion founded on the truth of marriage in Christ which must be honored and practiced, even if one of parties of the marriage has been abandoned through the sin of the other party. [Clear, concise, charitable…..plain ol truth]The grace of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony strengthens the abandoned spouse to live faithfully the marriage bond, continuing to seek the salvation of the partner who has abandoned the marriage union. [Who else in the Church says this today?  Aside from some traditional priests, just about no one. No wonder Catholics divorce and remarry just like pagans, they’ve never been taught any different] I have known, since my childhood, and continue to meet faithful Catholics whose marriages have, in some way, been broken, but who, believing in the grace of the Sacrament, continue to live in fidelity to their marriage. They look to the Church for that accompaniment which helps them to remain faithful to the truth of Christ in their lives. [Those people should be lionized and extolled, not pushed off to the side as overly pious fundie do-gooders – yet that is very much the sense we got from far too many at the Sin-nod]

Second, the quotation from no. 84 of Familaris Consortio is misleading. At the time of the 1980 Synod of Bishops on the Family, as throughout the history of the Church, there has always been pressure to admit divorce because of the painful situations of those in irregular unions, that is, those whose lives are not in accord with the truth of Christ on marriage, as He clearly announced it in the Gospels (Mt 19, 3-12; Mk 10, 2-12). While, in no. 84, Pope Saint John Paul II acknowledges the different situations of those who are living in an irregular union and urges pastors and the whole community to help them as true brothers and sisters in Christ by virtue of Baptism, he concludes: “However, the Church reaffirms her practice, which is based upon Sacred Scripture, of not admitting to Eucharistic Communion divorced persons who have remarried.” He then recalls the reason for the practice: “the fact that their state and condition of life objectively contradict that union of love between Christ and the Church which is signified and effected by the Eucharist.” He also rightly notes that a different practice would lead the faithful “into error and confusion regarding the Church’s teaching about the indissolubility of marriage.” [And yet we see how the novel language, rationalizing such “accompaniment”, in #84 of Familiaris Consortio actually constitute part of the problem – quoted out of context in 2015, this “accompaniment” is now twisted – unfairly – to say what the modernists want.  “Accompaniment” comes first, discipline a distant second.  This can and should have been foreseeable in 1980, for as Cardinal Burke says, the intent was plain even then, to admit those in manifest grave sin to the Blessed Sacrament. Perhaps what should have been said was simply a forthright restatement of Doctrine, without the pastoral “weasel words” so open to abuse]

Thirdly, the citation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (no. 1735) regarding imputability must be interpreted in terms of the freedom “which makes man responsible for his acts to the extent that they are voluntary” (CCC, no. 1734). The exclusion of those in irregular matrimonial unions from the Sacraments does not constitute a judgment about their responsibility for the breakdown of the matrimonial bond to which they are bound. It is rather the objective recognition of the bond. The Declaration of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts of June 24, 2000, which is also cited is in complete accord with the constant teaching and practice of the Church in the matter, citing no. 84 of Familiaris Consortio. That Declaration also makes clear the finality of the conversation with a priest in the internal forum, that is, in the words of Pope Saint John Paul II, “a way of life that is no longer in contradiction to the indissolubility of marriage” (Familiaris Consortio, no. 84). The Church’s discipline provides ongoing pastoral assistance for those in irregular unions who “for serious reasons such as for example the children’s upbringing, …cannot satisfy the obligation to separate,” so that they may live chastely in fidelity to the truth of Christ (Familiaris Consortio, no. 84).”

I’m being a bit hard on Familiaris Consortio, because we have seen over the past several decades far too much evidence of how the Revolution in the Church works.  Each tiny surrender, even something that seems rather innocuous, like saying pastors should take individual cases into account, is simply the springboard for the next great advance. We will see in the coming months just how much such language can be abused to help advance the sexular pagan agenda in the Church.  I have a feeling in those regions where progressives dominate, it will be a very great deal.

And then, of course, there is the next Synod, already scheduled for 3-4 years from now.  What will be achieved then?  The problem for the orthodox is that we must be forever vigilant, because the progressives never let up.  Even seemingly tiny openings can turn into gaping maws with enough revolutionary manipulation.

And the openings coming out of this Synod are not exactly tiny.  They are in fact disturbingly large, as Cardinal Burke notes.

Point it out, show how it’s wrong, reject it, and continue to live your life faithfully.  Inform as many as you can.  Pray as offer as much penance as you can. Beyond that, there isn’t a terrible amount we can do.

Quick service message: watch out for fake MASONIC Miraculous Medals! October 28, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, damnable blasphemy, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, Our Lady, paganism, scandals, sickness, Society, Spiritual Warfare.
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Via reader KK.  I’ve checked mine and their clean.  I doubt this is a very common problem, and to the extent it is I tend to imagine it’s focused more in Europe and Latin American countries, where masons tend to behave with a lot more nastiness, but nevertheless, something good to check out:

If you haven’t heard, the Freemasons have been making blasphemous versions of the miraculous medals by replacing the 12th star from Our Lady’s crown with a Masonic compass. This may or may not be news to my viewers, but regardless: this must be put in the public.


I think the more oval shape of the medal and the dual hanging ports are sort of a giveaway.

Most of our battles are with principalities and powers, it is true, but we also have to deal with wicked men who for centuries have sought the destruction of Holy Mother Church.  They love to play nasty little tricks on souls through things like this. Hopefully no one will find an affected medal.