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King St. Louis IX – my kind of interreligious dialogue! June 17, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, Ecumenism, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, history, manhood, Saints, Tradition, true leadership, Virtue.
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I say that a bit tongue in cheek, of course. From the life of King St. Louis IX by Joinville, a bit of proper perspective on the Church’s historical approach to “interreligious dialogue.”  I’m not saying this is what should be done today by you or me, but it certainly does provide a marked contrast to the kind of mealy-mouthed, “you’re right we’re so sorry we’re so afraid to offend” garbage we’ve had to endure for decades.  I do like how the knight below rebukes the abbot for being more interested in serving men than God, in “getting along” versus having concern for souls.

I guess the question  you might take away from the below is, has the Church gotten wiser, or just colder in the Faith from that 13th century mountain top?:

King Louis spoke……..of a great assembly of clergy and Jews which had taken place at the monastery of Cluny.  There was a poor knight there at the time to whom the abbot had often given bread for the love of God.  This knight asked the abbot if he could speak first, and his request was granted, though somewhat grudgingly.  So he rose to his feet, and leaning on his crutch, asked to have the most important and the most learned rabbi among the Jews brought before him. As soon as the Jew had come, the knight asked him a question.  “May I know, sir,” he said, “if you believe that the Virgin Mary, who bore our Lord in her body and cradled Him in her arms, was a virgin at the time of His birth, and is in truth the Mother of God?”

The Jew replied that he had no belief in any of those things.  Thereupon the knight told the Jew that he had acted like a fool when  – neither believing in the Virgin, nor loving her – he had set foot in that monastery that was her house.  “And by heaven,” exclaimed the knight, “I’ll make you pay for it!”  so he lifted his crutch and struck the Jew such a blow to the rear that he knocked him down.  Then all the Jews took to flight, and carried their sorely wounded rabbit away with them.  Thus the conference ended.

The abbot went up to the knight and told him he had acted most unwisely.  The knight retorted that the abbot had been guilty of even greater folly in calling people together for such a conference, because there were many good Christians there who, before the discussion ended, would have gone away with doubts about their own religion through not fully understanding the Jews.  “So I tell you,” said the king, “that no one, unless he is an expert theologian, should venture to argue with these people. But a layman, whenever he hears the Christian religion abused, should not attempt to defend its tenets, except with his sword, and that he should thrust into the scoundrel’s belly, and as far as it will enter.”

King St. Louis IX has to be one of the few Saints to be canonized who killed people as part of his public role for which he was eventually canonized!  And I don’t mean ordered to be killed, or caused to die because of some policy decision he made – Joinville is clear, in the kind of hand to hand combat that predominated in the heroic Age of Faith, Louis IX participated directly.  He had Saracen blood on his sword.

Of course, he wasn’t canonized for that, specifically, but his perfection in the role of Christian political leader is a major component in his canonization, and going on Crusade was a key point of his monarchy, so……


Full Mag Friday: What every homeowner needs, plus, does Bump Fire work? June 17, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, awesomeness, Basics, Flightline Friday, fun, silliness, Society, technology.
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I found this video and thought it was pretty good. With a growing leftist political consensus towards banning “assault weapons” again, and with Hillary likely to be our next president, you might want to get that AR or C308 while you still can:

I don’t disagree with that.  I think the AR is a very good home defense weapon, though I think some commenters won me over to a semi-auto shotgun as perhaps the best home defense weapon.  Key thing to remember about any rifle round is unintentional overpenetration, and the disasters that could cause.  In my house, that’s not much of a factor, but for many people it could be.  Something to think about.

A more personal question – I’ve heard Bump Fire stocks can work very well to simulate full-auto, but they take a great deal of practice?  Anyone have experience with one?  The way I understand how they work, getting simulated full-auto fire requires a careful balance between recoil and trigger suppression?  Is that right?  Or does it work more or less “automatically” based on the motion of the stock?

I’ve heard some people say they don’t work as well in less than expert hands. Do they affect gun reliability negatively?  Any other comments/experience?

Hickok45 seems to think they’re alright:

BTW, my AK is pretty much all good now, except I’m still not fully satisfied with the front sight pin.  Maybe I should just get a red dot.  The rest I dealt with myself.

A brief, handy video on Mormonism June 17, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, disaster, Ecumenism, error, family, foolishness, General Catholic, It's all about the $$$, rank stupidity, scandals, sickness, Society, Tradition.
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It’s been a long time since I’ve done a post on the crudely man-made religion of Mormonism, but I found a video that, in a few minutes, conveys the blasphemy, idolatry, and unmitigated gall that undergirds that entire false sect.

Mormons are not Christians. Christians believe in one God, not billions.  Joseph Smith and Brigham Young did nothing but co-opt some of the outward language and symbols of Christianity in promoting their false religion of spirit babies and magic underwear.  Any religion that posits that man can become God – PERIOD – is founded utterly in blasphemy and exaltation of the self.  Indeed, “exaltation” is the Mormon phrase for man “becoming God” of his own planet, with his own “spirit babies” and all the rest.

The video below only hits a few of the Mormon lowlights.  Much more thorough destructions of this laughably false sect are available.  It is a sure sign of the intellectual decadence and moral decay of our time that this sect is growing as rapidly as it is.  That the Church and even the more orthodox protestant sects have not been able to crush this heresy as others were in the past is a sad testament to the decay of orthodox Christianity, which decay provides the necessary seed bed in which frankly stupid sects like Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Science, et. al., can grow.

A few more points:

  • Yes, Mormons can be very morally upright people, to a point.  Though you run into a fair number of fallen away Mormons of hideous morals in Utah and Id-ee-ho.
  • Even in their supposed moral uprightness, Mormons mix error with truth.  There is nothing inherently sinful in tobacco, coffee, alcohol, etc., only in their abuse.  The Mormon bans on all these things are, to me, as much or more about control than anything else.
  • Mormons aggressively target Catholics, especially badly formed Hispanic Catholics. I live in a Hispanic-majority area, and I have never seen so many Mormon missionaries before.  We also have lots of Jehovah’s Witnesses, who have told us they are deliberately targeting Hispanics as easy pickins. They avoid our house now, because of this:




Every week a new low for Francis June 17, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, disaster, error, Francis, General Catholic, horror, pr stunts, Revolution, Sacraments, scandals, self-serving, sickness, Society, the struggle for the Church, unbelievable BS.
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Sorry I’ve been away from the blog all week.  That could not be helped, for a variety of reasons.

I guess I waited till the right day to blog (or maybe the wrong one) given Francis’ twin disastrous statements of yesterday, June 16.  In them, as I’m certain you’re already aware, Francis both declared that the great majority (60%, 70%, 80%, 99.999%?!?) of sacramental marriages are null, and that many cohabitations are “real marriages.”  As he did a week ago, Francis has inverted the truth and elevated falsehood in its place:

Pope Francis said Thursday that the great majority of sacramental marriages today are not valid, because couples do not enter into them with a proper understanding of permanence and commitment…….

……“We live in a culture of the provisional,” the Pope said in impromptu remarks June 16. After addressing the Diocese of Rome’s pastoral congress, he held a question-and-answer session……

………“It’s provisional, and because of this the great majority of our sacramental marriages are null. Because they say “yes, for the rest of my life!” but they don’t know what they are saying. Because they have a different culture. They say it, they have good will, but they don’t know.”……

………He said that in Argentina’s northeast countryside, couples have a child and live together. They have a civil wedding when the child goes to school, and when they become grandparents they “get married religiously.” [And what did Francis do to break this pattern, as primate of Argentina?  Or did he just blithely go along, as a force somehow not only out of his control, but one to be co-opted to the end of radically changing the Church along the leftist-inspired lines he has always sought?]

“It’s a superstition, because marriage frightens the husband. It’s a superstition we have to overcome,” the Pope said. “I’ve seen a lot of fidelity in these cohabitations, and I am sure that this is a real marriage, they have the grace of a real marriage because of their fidelity, but there are local superstitions, etc.

Look at what he’s saying: sacramental marriage = falsity/unreality, cohabitation = reality/genuineness/truth.  Gotcha. It hasn’t taken as long as I thought for the mask to fully drop.

There has been a flood of commentary already, some of it edifying, some of it embarrassing in still refusing to see the truth of this papacy, which is evolving – sorry, has evolved – into nothing short of a direct, open assault on the entire Doctrine of the Faith (as traditional critics have maintained from the very beginning, and for which they have earned nothing but opprobrium from neo-Catholics).

I do find Rorate’s coverage particularly helpful, in that they show how previous documents of the pontificate of Franky George Bergoglio have paved the way for exactly the kind of outrageous, one might even say diabolical, statement made yesterday.  Not only that, but Rorate provides a concrete example of how Francis has put this error into practice in the past, basically encouraging a family member to contract a scandalous, adulterous civil union outside the Church with a man who was part of a valid Church marriage.

I also found this summary from One Peter Five very powerful:

If the pope’s view is that 50 percent of Catholic marriages are invalid, it is not just an insult to our natural human ability to marry, but also an insult to St. Paul, who said that the moral law is written on men’s hearts. And it’s an insult to God’s grace to imagine that our own age is somehow different, that we cannot depend on God’s help to live out the vocations He gives us.

How many insults can we stand?  Last week, Francis turned the Magisterium on its head by declaring clear doctrinal formulations to be heretical, this week, he does the same for the Sacrament of Marriage.  This man is ripping the Doctrine of the Faith to shreds, and at the same time, encouraging the mass spread of moral misery by working to convince those in troubled marriages to give up.  How many will go ahead and get divorced now, who might have fought through, because of these horrendous statements?  As always, it is the children who will suffer the most for leftist folly.

One must wonder if a fair number of US bishops and diocesan courtesans are not now jumping up and down for joy, seeing their process of declaring virtually every marriage that ends in civil divorce annulled vindicated?  The horror is, what was once clearly recognized as an abuse even a few short years ago, is now preached from the housetops of Sancta Marthae in Rome as the Lord’s own truth, even though it isn’t, and never could be.

I don’t know what will be left of the Church by the time this man and his successor(s) are finished, but it wont’ be much.  If we didn’t have Our Blessed Lord’s promise to always preserve the Church, I would be given to despair.

And so the process started at Vatican II drives towards its inexorable conclusion.  May God have mercy on us all.

Comments closed on this post.  Just because Francis is nuts and likely evil doesn’t mean he’s not the pope – but even if that were somehow in question, who, precisely, can make that judgment?  And don’t quote Bellarmine to me, you are still the one doing the judging.  Elevating oneself to his formal judge (not just of specific acts, or even agendas, but of what he is, what he constitutes, what office he holds or loses) is something I will never arrogate to myself.  You may disagree………but not here. At least not anymore.  I will not allow this blog to be a vehicle for sede propaganda, and would rather shut down all comments or cease blogging than allow it to become so.

First, last, and only warning, or bannings will begin.  I don’t care what you think about my policy, that’s it.