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LGBT Types Seek to Indoctrinate Pre-schoolers June 29, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, asshatery, Basics, disaster, Domestic Church, error, family, General Catholic, horror, paganism, rank stupidity, sexual depravity, Society, unadulterated evil.
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I’ve long maintained, the ultimate goal of the sexular pagan left is to make children sexually available to them, legally and as a matter of state-sanctioned (if not demanded) behavior.  Some have scoffed at that, but as they continue to try to push their propaganda upon younger and younger children, the obvious goal is to plant seeds of confusion and self-doubt that will yield many new “converts” to this grave perversion of God’s gift of the act suitable for the procreation of children.  Once very young children become so confused as to claim affliction with this lifestyle, how long will it be before activists demand they have the right to act out on it, and not only that, but to be schooled in it by experienced adults?  Thus, the frankly pornographic nature of some of the propaganda already being foisted on grade school age children (my emphasis and comments):

 

….A new web series called “Queer Kids Stuff” aimed at preschoolers (yes, you read that right) is now attempting to teach those barely out of diapers what the phrases “gay,” “bisexual,” and “transgender” mean.

In the opening minutes of the first show, the host tells a teddy bear, as well as innocent viewers, that “gay means love.” [Which is such a diabolical inversion of the Truth as to be straight out of hell.  Love apparently now means physically abusing others for your own base gratification even to the point of inflicting grave bodily injury and the transmission of horrific and often incurable disease]

Although no U.S. preschool programs have indicated yet that they will embrace the series, it may only be a matter of time.

“It is easily conceivable that videos such as these will be sanctioned eventually by local school boards and implemented in preschool and prekindergarten classes,” said Sean Ryan, communications director of the pro-family organization Mass Resistance, based in Waltham, Massachusetts. [In point of fact, it is probably inevitable]

“Activists are trying to force these topics on younger and younger children because that is the only way their movement wins,” he said. [That is, the only way their movement wins, by gaining new supporters if not devotees of this gross disorder, is to so corrupt the natural innocence of youth that these children are open to any manipulation, no matter how perverse or contrary to nature. Thus the urgency with which the devotees of the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah promote it]

“Rational adults don’t buy into the so-called ‘Queer Theory’ or transgenderism. Unfortunately, children are a soft target for homosexual activists as they are malleable and still learning about the world.” [And thus open to accepting almost any lie some authority figure, like a teacher, foists on them.  Even children prepared and warned by parents will likely be influenced to at least some degree by it.]

JamesMichael Nichols, deputy editor of the Queer Voices section of The Huffington Post, claims the web series explains the “issues and language” of the LGBT community in a way “that is accessible for preschool-aged children.” [Who decided these were things that needed to be communicated? Self-interested agitators, that’s who.  This is entirely about propagandizing, or, even more, indoctrinating defenseless children in perversion at an age when it will do the most damage.  Children don’t need to know about this evil, and when they come to the age that they do, it needs to be done with great care and by the parents alone.]

The show is “intended to be a conversation starter between adults and kids about queer issues,” Nichols wrote. “While the episodes may focus on explaining a basic queer idea — like what does ‘gay’ mean — it also answers questions for children that some adults may not have the ability or language to talk about.”…… [Translation: adults (re: parents) will most often get the message “wrong,” failing to inculcate the children in tolerance towards, or personal acceptance of, this perversion sufficiently for the activists goals]

…….”These are the years of the W’s: who, what, when, and why,” series creator Amer told The Huffington Post. “These ages are when children are learning and soaking up everything they can about the world they were pretty recently introduced to. While they are learning about the world, they are also beginning to form their own opinions about the things in this world.”

Amer also said, “If they aren’t seeing queerness in their world (particularly in their media), how can they know to ask questions and spark conversations (as many parents won’t do this themselves)? And what happens if the first time they are introduced to a queer topic, it has a negative connotation? As soon as that happens, it is far more difficult to undo that moment than it is to simply introduce the topic truthfully and positively first.” [And here the goal is revealed: it’s entirely about indoctrinating children in a pro-Sodom/Gomorrah belief system, at least causing them to accept these evils as perfectly natural and normal, if not adopting it themselves]

 

……..Ryan said today’s parents naturally support the indoctrination of the young — they themselves were indoctrinated, even if they don’t realize it. [Indoctrination in state-approved morality was a primary goal of the evil Prussian-model schools upon which almost all schools in this country are based]

Kids don’t naturally buy into this stuff. They have to be brainwashed,” he asserted. “We’ve seen this with the acceptance of homosexuality and homosexual marriage. Homosexuality is supported by a majority of adults aged 18-29, not because young adults just naturally support it — but because they are the group that first began to be bombarded by this propaganda in the early 1990s.”

Great closer. It’s absolutely true, and, more than that, it is the result not of some natural movement towards this false “acceptance” of perversion arising from some “enlightening” of the culture, but it is the result of a deliberate, orchestrated plan, concocted by devotees of this lifestyle to use their massive financial resources and numerous allies in the media, government, and academia to indoctrinate Americans, especially children, into supporting this sin which cries out to Heaven for vengeance on a mass scale.  Heck, they even wrote a book about how they were going to do it, and they have followed it to a T.

What is amazing in all this, is in the face of this and so many other myriad evils associated with the public (and most private) schools, so relatively few parents are homeschooling their children.  To me, unless some grave impediment prevents it, failure to homeschool (or find a rare morally sound private school) in this age is a serious dereliction of parental duty.

I’m out the next 3 business days.  It’s farm time. Have a blessed weekend and I hope you assist at Mass on this Feast of St.’s Peter and Paul!

As a result of Francis’ diktat, I hereby apologize for everything in this post.

Without God, Grace, We Can Do Nothing June 29, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, reading, Saints, sanctity, Tradition, Virtue.
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From meditation 233 from Divine Intimacy by Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, on how generous God is in His goodness and how we must rely upon it to do good which is pleasing St.-Catherine-of-Siena-211to Him.  This is absolutely NOT to say that our works are useless or that they do not profit us anything at all; they most certainly DO!  But it is to say that by our own efforts we could never be saved, that we rely upon Grace, and that works done through Grace are immensely efficacious of still more Grace and, it is to be fervently hoped, salvation.

God loves us so much, however, that he is incredibly diffusive with His Grace and goodness, freely sharing them with us fully to the degree that we correspond with them.  That is to say, God makes available to us infinite Grace, superabundant Grace, but we must correspond or cooperate with it in order to receive the benefits it provides:

God’s goodness is so gratuitous that it gives itself to creatures without any merit on their part; it is so liberal that it always precedes them and never fails to impart its light to them even when, by abusing their liberty, they show themselves unworthy of it.  God’s goodness is so download (3)patient that it does not stop at the ingratitude, the resistance, or even the crimes of His creatures, but His Grace always pursues them.  God could, in all justice, requite man’s sins by depriving him of life and all the other good things He has bestowed upon him, but His infinite goodness prefers to shower upon man new gifts and new proofs of His kindness.  Has He not said: “I desire not the death of the sinner, but that he may be converted and live?” (Ez xxxiii:11)

Consider now your goodness, and see how weak, narrow, calculating, and self-interested it is, when compared with the goodness of God. How often you act like the publicans of whom the Gospel speaks: “who love only those who love them” (Mt v:46).  You are good to those who are good to you, you help those who help you in return; but many times you are hard and miserly with  your gifts to those from whom you can expect no recompense.  Does it not often happen that you are sweet and benevolent toward those who approve of you and share your opinions?  In the presence of coldness, ingratitude, insults, or even a trifling lack of download (4)consideration,  your good nature is offended, closes up, and withdraws into itself and you are no longer capable of benevolence towards your neighbor.  See what need you have to meditate on the words of Jesus, inviting you to imitate His heavenly Father’s goodness: “Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you, that you may be the children of your Father who is in Heaven, who maketh His sun to rise upon the good and bad, and raineth upon the just and the unjust” (Mt v:44-5).

[Now, a reflection from St. Catherine of Siena] “O eternal Father! O fire and abyss of charity!  O eternal clemency, O hope and refuge of sinners!  O eternal, infinite Good!  Have You any need of Your creatures?  You must have, since You act as if You could not live without her, You, the life of every creature, without whom nothing lives.  Why, then, do you 429catherineact in this way?  Because You are in love with Your work, and You delight in it, as if You were overcome with the desire of our salvation.   Your creature flees from You and You go looking for her; she moves away, and You draw near.  You could come no closer than You did when You took upon Yourself her humanity.

“What shall I say? I must cry with Jermias: “Ah! Ah!” because I cannot say anything else, my limited words cannot express the affection of my soul which so greatly desires You.  I ought to repeat St. Paul’s words: “Tongue cannot tell, nor ear hear, nor eye see, nor hath it entered into the heart of man to know what I saw.”  What did I see?  ‘Vidi arcana Dei,’ I saw the ineffable mysteries of God.  And what can I say?  I, with my dull feelings, can add nothing more; I only say to you, my soul, that you have tasted and have 429catherine28 (1)seen the abyss of the sovereign, eternal Providence.  Now I thank You, O eternal, sovereign Father, for the unlimited goodness You have shown me, so wretched and unworthy of every grace.

“Can I ever thank You sufficiently for the burning charity which You have shown me and to all creatures?  NO!  But You, O sweet, loving Father, will be grateful to me, that is, the affection of Your charity itself will return thanks to You, for I am she who is not. If I said I could do something by my own power, it would not be true, for You alone are He who is. My being and all other good things have come from You, who give them to me unceasingly because You love me, and not because You owe me anything.

“O infinite goodness, inestimable love, wonderful are the marvels You have worked in Your rational creature!”

Just to show how far down in the weeds I’ve been for 5 months now….. June 29, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in blogfoolery, disconcerting, General Catholic, Interior Life, sadness, scandals, sexual depravity, Society, the struggle for the Church, Virtue, Voris.
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……only today did I learn, thanks to longtime reader and appreciated commenter TG, that Michael Voris made a rather significant announcement regarding his past life on April 21 of this year.

My commentary here is not, then, exactly news.  And, frankly, I don’t have much to say about Voris’ “revelation” (I say revelation in quotes, because he had already made clear he had numerous sins in his past of a sexual and likely perverse nature), but I do have some things to say about how this revelation was treated by some of Voris’ critics in the media.

I saw, to my disgust if not surprise, that a number of “mainstream” (if by mainstream you mean left-leaning to out and out leftist) Catholic commentators expressing glee at Voris’ past shame.  These commentators, almost to a man, inextricably linked Voris’ very strong stand against the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah that he has taken since his reversion and over the course of his apostolate to self hatred, an inability to “live with himself” as he “really is.”

Does anyone not see the incredibly nasty trap that is planted here?  It’s the same trap we see opponents of Christianity make all the time, pretending that because Christians are not perfectly sinless, they are perfect hypocrites when they comment on social ills and sins sweeping through the culture.

But the trap is particularly invidious when it comes to certain cultural causes of the left, like so-called homosexuality.  What the commentators are saying, is that Voris, in refusing to allow himself to sink into his past sins, by having true contrition for them and seeking God’s absolution and relying on the Grace that flows from it to avoid them in future, he is really in denial and all his efforts to encourage others to follow the path he himself has taken is just an exercise in self-hatred.  Thus true conversion is a lie and one can only be an “honest” and “forthright” Christian through the embrace of the sins the Left commands embracing. Convenient, that.

I was not surprised to see such commentary from pagans in the sexular pagan culture.  But to hear it, to see it from a number of self-described Catholics is simply horrifying.

These people apparently have absolutely no trust or belief in sanctifying Grace.  Apparently, in their mindset, once someone adopts a sin, they literally become that sin, and can never escape from it, in perfect alignment with pro-sodomite propaganda and the kind of “catechesis” that has flowed from lost and often sexually perverse priests and religious within the Church herself (awesome piece, BTW, read it all).  This is the lie of “born that way” writ large, which a) has never even come close to being proven (in fact, most of the evidence lies in the other direction), and b)  completely rejects the idea of conversion through Grace and true amendment of life.

Revelations of sin should always be painful for any Catholic to see.  Movements that celebrate and try to elevate sin to virtue should always be something we find deplorable and oppose with all our strength.  But some would apparently rather see those movements succeed, and good men brought very low indeed in suffering and shame, because their true “god” is their political/social ideology.  In a tragedy beyond measure, such people have had near total power in the Church for decades now.  The results are plain to see.

Of course, I’m not really surprised at the vituperative hatred revealed in the reaction of some to Voris’ April 21 Vortex.  It is part and parcel with their ideology, which cares none for the good of souls but solely for the triumph of the sexular pagan ideology’s grab for total power.

As for me, I’ve been there, though not to the same degree, thank God. There but for the Grace of God go I, that much I know.  I had a mental parting of the ways with the crew at CMTV a year or so ago and frankly don’t keep up with what they do very much (as this post reveals, coming two months after the fact), but I will always be thankful to them all for their work and the good they have done, which is substantial.

I guess I might close with one final question, though: did CMTV ever produce any evidence of the plot by the Archdiocese of New York to reveal Voris past, as he claimed?  Because that’s a very serious claim……..

Isn’t this straight up Calvinism? June 29, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, different religion, Ecumenism, episcopate, error, Francis, General Catholic, Revolution, scandals, secularism, the struggle for the Church.
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Mystery quote of the day:

“What is reconciliation? Taking one from this side, taking another one for that side and uniting them: no, that’s part of it but it’s not it … True reconciliation means that God in Christ took on our sins and He became the sinner for us. When we go to confession, for example, it isn’t that we say our sin and God forgives us. No, not that! We look for Jesus Christ and say: ‘This is your sin, and I will sin again’. [if said/thought in the context of sacramental confession, such thinking would render the confession invalid and leave one in a perilous state. This reeks of protestant/Calvinist self-serving error to me] And Jesus likes that, because it was his mission: to become the sinner for us, to liberate us. “

I’m genuinely asking, because this kind of Christology is deep and fraught with a minefield of easy-to-make errors, but I thought it was Calvin’s novelty to tremendously exaggerate – to the point of heresy – St. Paul’s statements regarding Christ’s taking on our sins and blow them up to Christ literally becoming sinner in some kind of corrupting transference.  I thought the Catholic understanding was that St. Paul was speaking figuratively in II Corinthians, and that the Catholic understanding was that Christ took on our sins, to expiate them, but did not become the sinner for us.  Francis seems to be taking the much more literal, Calvinist interpretation, which I thought had been condemned.

It should be noted that this claim of Jesus becoming a replacement sinner for us is very widespread among the protestant evangelical/televangelist community of which Francis is so fond.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church  – not the most ideal source, I know – seems to reject the idea of Christ literally becoming a sinner in favor of a more figurative understanding:

603 Jesus did not experience reprobation as if he himself had sinned.405 But in the redeeming love that always united him to the Father, he assumed us in the state of our waywardness of sin, to the point that he could say in our name from the cross: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”406 Having thus established him in solidarity with us sinners, God “did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all”, so that we might be “reconciled to God by the death of his Son”.407  

The context was a meandering homily (is there any other kind) at the Santa Martha June 15 2016.

Coupled with the following statement regarding the Lutheran take on justification (and the role of the arch-heretic Luther as a whole), it seems like a a wide acceptance of protestantism at work:

I believe that the intentions of Luther were not wrong. He was a reformer. Perhaps some methods were not right, but at that time, when we read the story by [Ludwig von] Pastor – a German Lutherans who converted and became a Catholic – we see that the Church was not exactly a worthwhile model: it was corruption, worldliness, attachment to money and power. Therefore, he protested. He was intelligent and took a step forward and justified why he did it. Today we are unified as Protestants and Catholics on the doctrine of justification in agreement, and on this very important point, he was not wrong. He made a medicine for the Church, then he consolidated this medicine to a discipline, to make it a way, a belief. And then Zwingli, Calvin had these principles behind them: ‘ cuius regio eius religio.’

That’s completely contrary to what the Church has solemnly proclaimed for centuries, that Luther was a heretic, a man so riven by sin and scruples that he completely mangled the conception of justification in order to try to justify his inability to refrain from grave sin.  That is entirely how he arrived at “justification by faith alone.”  The non-binding 1999 Joint Declaration is an abomination and stands in clear contradiction to 2000 years of Catholic Doctrine on the subject, and is painfully at odds with the Council of Trent.  It’s crafting was some of the best evidence yet of the kinds of evil the ecumenical movement is capable of.

Pope Francis will take part in a protestant event starting the year of “celebrations” over the 500th anniversary of Luther’s revolt against Christendom.  Virtually everything wrong, evil, and cancerous about Western Civilization – in its battered remains – can be laid at Luther’s feet.

As for Francis lamenting the perceived corruption of the 16th century Church – physician, heal thyself.