Wait till you check out the ‘Year of Mercy’ chasuble for sale in Rome’s premier priest vestment shop November 17, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, asshatery, Basics, different religion, disaster, Ecumenism, foolishness, General Catholic, priests, rank stupidity, scandals, secularism, self-serving, the struggle for the Church.
Via Bones, this is for sale in Mancinelli’s, one of the top, if not the top, source of priestly vestments and clothing for the Diocese of Rome.
The question is, is this just a one off in horrible taste, or is it the prototype for the Year of Mercy, at least in Rome?
Meanwhile, Fr. Thomas Rosica, English-language spokesman for the pontificate of Francis, claims that “allahu akbar” was never a call to violence, but is…….??????
“Allahu akbar” was never a call to violence & destruction.
This in spite of the fact that it has been quoted for centuries by islamists on jihad. It was used by the Mahdi in the Sudan rebellion that Churchill covered as a war correspondent in the 1890s, it was used on the Northwest Frontier of India, it was used at Lepanto, and it is used daily in muslim atrocities from Paris to Mosul and beyond. Please.
Modernists trade on ignorance. They trade on people’s general ignorance of the topics on which they make their outrageous claims. Whether that topic be liturgy, or early Church history, or the historic barbarism of other religions, they always depend on ignorance to at least cause people to doubt whenever they make utterly fabulous claims like the above. Ignorance is the fabric out of which modernists weave fables to support their noxious, destructive, and self-serving fables.
The modus operandi is this: start with a desired sociological/cultural goal (advancing leftism), search for means to advance that goal (weaken the priesthood, institute a New Mass much less edifying than the old, attack the accuracy of Scripture, etc), and then create evidence, often out of thin air or at best the most mendacious “scholarship,” and then run with it. Be ever so bold, get groups of like-minded individuals to fervently support your claims, castigate those who doubt or reject them in the strongest terms as dolts, fundamentalists, integrists, etc. (all clearly described by St. Pius X in Pascendi), and get the friendly media to trumpet your absolute novelties as new, unimpeachable “knowledge.”
Fortunately, the internet, and a number of good books examining the falsehoods that have been peddled for 100 years, and especially in the past 50, in a critical light is having a significant impact. The internet has largely ended the monopoly on information that existed prior in the progressive media, and the intellectual resources increasingly available arm faithful souls with more and more resources to point up the lack of real historical, evidentiary support for modernist claims.
Common sense also plays a vital role. In this case, Fr. Rosica’s fantasies are contradicted by far too many current and historical examples to ignore.
Consider: Archbishop Parolin’s statement regarding islam on the Year of Mercy, and now Fr. Rosica’s patently false statement. We are being fed Pope Francis’ response to the Paris terror attacks, and that response could not be more clear: nothing will change, the cult of interreligious dialogue will continue unimpeded, the push towards a great, indifferent religious “reconciliation” grounded in a false conception of mercy will move forward.