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Great quotes on the Revolution November 18, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, different religion, disaster, episcopate, General Catholic, history, horror, Papa, Revolution, scandals, secularism, Society, the struggle for the Church.
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I am out of time.  Via Pertinacious Papist, some very good quotes on the Revolution in the Church:

  • Blessed Pius IX (1871): “Believe me, the evil I denounce is more terrible than the Revolution…. that which I fear is Liberal Catholicism, which endeavours to unite two principles as repugnant to each other as fire and water ….”
  • St. Pius X (1910): “[W]hat has become of the Catholicism of the Sillon? Alas! this organisation… is now [part] of the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world… the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak…”
  • Yves Marsaudon (1964): “[W]e are unable to ignore the Second Vatican Counciland its consequences… With all our hearts we support the Revolution of John XXIII… This courageous concept of the Freedom of Thought that lies at the core of our Freemasonic lodges, has spread in a truly magnificent manner right under the Dome of St. Peter’s.”
  • Cardinal Danneels (2001): “Before Vatican II, in theology, as in other areas, the discipline was fixed. After the council there has been a revolution — a chaotic revolution — with free discussion on everything. There is now no common theology or philosophy as there was before.”

Really long article at the second link. I can’t vouch for it, I’ve had no time to read it, but Papist seems to think it good.

It is quite intriguing to hear Pope St. Pius X, over 100 years ago, speak of a one world religion.  The efforts underway to obliterate the Church and Christendom have been with us for a long, long time.  For decades they achieved great headway in the world but almost none in the Church herself. Then there was that New Springtime!, and, voila!, freedom of thought was suddenly part and parcel of the Church’s program!  There was even a “counter-Syllabus!”  Everything was going great!

So long as you don’t mind the tens of millions of lost souls, tens of thousands of departed priests, and 100,000 or more lost religious vocations.  Oh, wait………those are features, not bugs!

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Check out these awesome pre-conciliar photos November 18, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Art and Architecture, awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, Christendom, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, history, Tradition, Virtue.
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There are a bunch more at the link.  I’ve seen a few before, but not most:

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Seminarians offering prayers for the dead in a cemetery. See that very often anymore?

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9 Novices taking vows. Can you imagine?

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As I said there are many more at the link.  Enjoy.

Rampant heresy in the Church directly attributable to the Second Vatican Council November 18, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, different religion, disaster, Ecumenism, episcopate, General Catholic, horror, Papa, scandals, secularism, Society, the struggle for the Church, Tradition.
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I have been wanting to excerpt portions from Phoenix from the Ashes for some time. The problem I’ve had is that the material is so dense and involved (in a good way) that a lot of excerpts, to make sense, would run 2000 words or more. And I know posts that long tend not to get read very much.

But, I found a few brief bits that convey a whole lot in a blog-friendly length.  Author HJA Sire really explodes the notion of female fauxrdination, and in so doing exposes the heresy that is inherent in the post-conciliar ethos.  The Council opened the Church, doctrinally, to numerous modernist notions, including feminist ones.  That relatively narrow conciliar opening has metastasized into numerous areas, one of the most malicious being the notion that women could be ordained to the priesthood.  Even worse, however, has been the corruption of the entire idea of the priesthood.  Ultimately, the Council bears great responsibility for this and many other widely prevalent errors:

Next to the denial of defined dogmas, there is no clearer case of heresy than the advocacy of female ordination: it rejects not only the tradition of the Church from its origins, but divine institution itself; it ignores the condemnations that have declared female ordination heretical, and implies a blasphemous view of Christ’s wisdom and justice in instituting the priesthood in the male sex.  No heresy more comprehensively discards every principle by which Christian doctrine is decided.  The orthodox teaching has been repeated most recently by John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Ordinatio sacerdotalis of 1994, in which he wrote: “We declare that the Church has no authority whatever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church’s faithful.”  As one would expect in the modern Church, the ruling has been entirely disregarded.  In June 1997 the Catholic Theological Society of America voted by a majority of 216 to 22 that the pope should reconsider the question of women’s ordination.  This evidence that nine out of ten official theologians in the United States are heretics comes as no surprise; nor does one imagine that their unorthodoxy is confined to that sole point. In 2011  likewise some 200 Austrian clergy signed a manifesto demanding female ordination.  In the general run of seminaries, professors reject the orthodox teaching privately and often publicly, and the priests they train treat it as simply another conservative relic that is due for change.  We see here exemplified the contempt in the present-day Church for Scripture, Tradition, and authority, and we see, too, the harvest of submission to modern ideology that the Church sowed in the Second Vatican Council and is now reaping.  [I should add, prior to this paragraph, Sire had spent several pages explaining exactly HOW Vatican II, through the documents produced and approved, provide such a huge opening to error/heresy.  It is a very thorough discussion but one too long to blog effectively]

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To put the preaching function of the priest before the sacramental [i.e., the sacrificial nature of the Mass] is a monstrosity in antithesis to religious realities. Yet simply to condemn that error in itself would be to miss its true significance; the intention of the Council in teaching this was to move the Church towards a protestant concept of the ministry, a doctrine that rejects the sacramental office of the priest and substitutes a ministry of the word.  That lead has been used by the modernists to promote an evangelical doctrine (in the sectarian sense of the word) that empties the priesthood of theological meaning. [by turning the priest into an educator, an administrator, a “presider,” and even a first among equals, sacramentally] 

Thus the constitution De Presbyterorum Ministerio et Vita [The Vatican II document on the priesthood] stands as one of the main contradictions to the notion that the documents of the Second Vatican Council, as its apologists like to argue, are of a faultlessly orthodox nature.  Its teaching is not traditional and was not intended to be traditional. With an ill-conceived aim of ecumenism, the Council allowed itself to be imposed on by those whose program was to diminish the Catholic theology of the priesthood.  The intentions of that party have been developed in practice, producing priests whose view of their office is in complete rejection of Catholic Doctrine.  When the Church comes to judge the Second Vatican Council in the light of true tradition, the constitution on the priesthood will be one of the documents that most call for disavowal and condemnation.  

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HJA Sire has now, 3/4 of the way through the book, shown glaring problems in several of the documents of Vatican II. As he notes, it is possible – though unbearably boring – to read large sections of Vatican II and find no problems at all.  But that’s like saying a serial killer is really just a nice, quiet guy, except for those 3 hours a month when he butchers someone.  It is meaningless. The problem in Vatican II is not with the orthodox majority, it is with the nebulous, problematic, and even erroneous majority.  Not perhaps erroneous by direct promotion of error, but by being so nebulous and so open to radical interpretation that it permitted – and almost demanded – radically modernist/heretical consequences to flow from the documents.

There is a tremendous amount of gold in Phoenix from the Ashes.  I am not done, yet, but it’s 97% awesomeness with occasional odd rants thrown in.  I guess we trads are not without our little foibles.

Consider the above possibly some useful information when confronted with individuals who insist that there is nothing wrong with the documents of Vatican II, but only their unorthodox interpretation.  Sire’s prime contention (similar to previous authors like Michael Davies, though Sire is much more forceful and to the point) is that the nebulous bits, and how to draw them out into formal error, radically changing the Church, were always intended by the modernists at Vatican II, and are inseparable from the documents as produced.  I am inclined to agree with him, for whatever that’s worth.  I think this is absolutely critical information to know, for the restoration of the Church must be based on a clear understanding of the ultimate source of the errors that have caused such devastation in the Church.

A few snapshots from a culture in collapse November 18, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, asshatery, contraception, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, unbelievable BS.
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You could not cut the irony with a knife chain saw 1 MW laser:

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First of all…….Planned Parenthood invoking God…..really?  No…….REALLY?!?

Secondly…..Planned Parenthood, do you not note the irony of your statement, you who murder 350,000 babies every year?!?  Would that you truly believed it, but we know leftists always lie……….

Next tweet, the response of the sexular pagan left to the Paris attacks has been grimly entertaining to watch.  Hoisted on their petard of unlimited immigration and loathing for Western civilization, they have to cast about for false equivalencies to re-establish their moral supremacy (at least in their own, it must be said, twisted minds).

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Once again….really?  There are no more reliably, thoroughly leftist places in this country (and very nearly the world) than American college campuses. They are run and administered entirely by leftists.  We see here the new more radical Jacobins turning on those who were the radical cutting edge just months ago.  The revolution always eats its own.  If there really were a rape epidemic on college campuses – and there isn’t, not even close – it would be the greatest indictment yet of the unavoidable flaws of leftist governance.

These items are not mere snark. They actually represent a very important aspect of left wing agitation.  I am increasingly convinced, from myriad data points, that most of what the left does is moral posturing.  It’s about signaling belonging to the right tribe, the tribe approved of and promoted by the major media, government, and corporations.  It is about establishing tribal supremacy by excoriating the “other.”  Thus Obama cannot work up even a feigned moral indignation against the Paris attackers, but he becomes visibly upset in his recent press conference at the mention of some Republican action.  That’s the real enemy, and it’s not so much ideological as it is deeply, deeply emotional.

Finally, would the slaughter at the Bataclan concert hall been prevented, or at least greatly reduced, had there been an armed citizenry present?  Very difficult to say, but similar attacks have been reduced greatly in scope by the presence of such armed individuals. Nevertheless, Obama is moving ahead with plans to round out his administration with the imposition of significant gun control measures, hinting he may act unilaterally if Congress does not pass legislation to his liking:

In an interview published Tuesday in GQ magazine, Mr. Obama said easy access to guns is “the only variable” between the U.S. and other developed countries……..

…..Asked by interviewer Bill Simmons of HBO if gun control will be the “dominant” issue on his agenda next year, Mr. Obama replied, “I hope so.”…….

……“We knew it was a stretch, just because of the politics of Congress and the NRA. But we had to try,” Mr. Obama said. “In the absence of a movement politically in which people say, ‘Enough is enough,’ we’re going to continue to see, unfortunately, these tragedies take place.”

Well firearms are almost totally banned to the civil population of France, Mr. Obama.  And yet this still happened:

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Dear Fr. Rosica, please tell us again how Allahu Akbar is not a cry of Jihad……UPDATED November 18, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, disaster, Ecumenism, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, Immigration, persecution, Revolution, scandals, sickness, Society, the enemy, unadulterated evil.
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…….when last night at a soccer match in Turkey Turkish fans made the cry during the moment of silence requested for the victims of Paris.  BTW, another terror attack was apparently foiled at the last minute this morning in St. Denis:

It is getting comical watching left wingers engage in more and more bizarre acts of denial, literally descending into near-dementia, to keep from having to recognize reality.

Islam is on the march.  They don’t care whether leftists can “deal” with that or not, they are coming for them – and for us – either way.

I think we can also dispense with the “radical fringe” error regarding islam, as well, unless someone wants to posit that this soccer match was somehow attended primarily by jihadists.  No. This is increasingly the mainstream of muslim thought.  The West is old, decadent, and weak.  Islam is young and vigorous.  Europe is practically handing their territory over to islam voluntarily.

The strong horse theory again.  Muslims either at your throat or feet.  Appear strong and morally certain, and you get the latter, appear weak and indecisive, and you get the latter.

What do you think this clown communicates to islam?

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UPDATE: For those complaining over my lack of accuracy, a peak at my schedule for the day:

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Gee, maybe you’re lucky to get anything. I never intentionally misrepresent events. If I get a wrong impression in a very quick scan of someone’s twitter account, consider it an occupational hazard of the kind of blogging I am frequently forced to do.  Or, I could just not put out anything.  Your choice.