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Father George Rutler Obliterates Leftist Furor over Mideast Travel Ban February 16, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, error, family, General Catholic, Immigration, priests, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, the struggle for the Church, Tradition.
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This may be a bit dated – it was posted 10 days ago – but it’s very good.  I thought the comments linking universities to just extended-age day care centers especially prescient.  There’s a video at the bottom that ties in today’s “triggered,” screeching college students with their day care upbringings that I believe is spot on.  I add emphasis and comments:

In the margin of a public speaker’s manuscript was the notation: “Weak point. Shout.” Such is the rhetoric of those who place emotion over logic and make policy through gangs rather than parliaments. In Athens 2,400 years ago, Aristophanes described the demagogue as having “a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, cross-grained nature and the language of the marketplace.” That marketplace today includes the biased media and the universities that have become daycare centers. [So what they really are, then, instead of being places of learning and development of independence, simply incredibly expensive extended day care for young adults?  Again, see the video at bottom, which I think is incredibly prescient.  I do think a fascinating study could be done to examine political ideology against method of upbringing.  I do wonder if a lot of the millennial trigger generation is not due to low-attention upbringing.]

The recent action of our government’s executive branch to protect our borders and enforce national security is based on Constitutional obligations (Art. 1 sec 10 and Art. 4 sec 4). It is a practical protection of the tranquility of order explained by Saint Augustine when he saw the tranquillitas ordinis of Roman civilization threatened. Saint Thomas Aquinas sanctioned border control (S. Th. I-II, Q. 105, Art. 3). No mobs shouted in the marketplace two years ago when the Terrorist Travel Prevention Act restricted visa waivers for Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. The present ban continues that, and only for a stipulated ninety days, save for Syria. There is no “Muslim ban” as should be obvious from the fact that the restrictions do not apply to other countries with Muslim majorities, such as Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Turkey. [Truth has no meaning anymore.  Not for the elites and their leftist allies, who are so one in essence I repeat myself.  They think “banning muslims” will turn people off Trump, but in reality a majority of Americans are in favor of completely terminating all immigration by muslims into this country.]

These are facts ignored by demagogues who speak of tears running down the face of the Statue of Liberty. At issue is not immigration, but illegal immigration. It is certainly manipulative of reason to justify uncontrolled immigration by citing previous generations of immigrants to our shores, all of whom went through the legal process, mostly in the halls of Ellis Island. And it is close to blasphemy to invoke the Holy Family as antinomian refugees, for they went to Bethlehem in obedience to a civil decree requiring tax registration, and they violated no statutes when they sought protection in Egypt…….

It is obvious that the indignant demonstrators against the new Executive Orders are funded in no little part by wealthy interests who would provoke agitation. [Because they seek to maintain the status quo that so enriches and empowers them even as it exposes Americans (and many others) to increasing danger and poverty.  But like Francis, being the perfect narcissists they are, they care for no one but themselves.] These same people have not shown any concern about the neglected Christians seeking refuge from persecution in the Middle East. In 2016 there was a 675% increase in the number of Syrian refugees over the previous year, but while 10% of the Syrian population is Christian, only one-half of one percent of the Syrian Christians were granted asylum. It is thankworthy that our changed government now wants to redress that. The logic of that policy must not be shouted down by those who screech rather than reason. 

They screech because they have very little to reason with, either from supporting evidence, or even the ability to argue.  That’s much of the reason behind the outrage sparked by Milo Yiannopolous, if you’re unable to out-argue someone, shout them down.  These paid leftist rioters cannot argue with the will of the American people, so they are trying to subvert it in the streets.

Yes, the argument below is snarky and simplistic, but I do wonder if there may not be something to it:

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Bad News on All Fronts With Francis February 16, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, asshatery, Basics, different religion, disaster, error, Francis, General Catholic, horror, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, the struggle for the Church.
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Maybe not ALL fronts, but on many, anyway.  Because I haven’t had time to post much thanks to 3 days of truly interminable meetings (which are, Deo Gratias, now done), I’ll just post a roundup of many of the troubling items that have broken just in the past few days.  Much of this may be old news, but sometimes the gravity of things really sinks in when items are compressed together.

First up, last week it was revealed that Francis – in a truly revealing move, as if we needed more revelation of his extreme ideological predilections – had decided to attack “restorationist” religious orders with numerous vocations at a meeting of heads of religious orders last fall, because being a Jesuit, he knows that the only purpose of a religious order is to grow old, modernist, corrupt, and decadent, prior to ending with a pathetic whimper:

Pope Francis has stated that the rise of new religious institutes that attract numerous religious vocations “worries” him because they often promote “rigidity.” Francis denounced new traditional religious orders as “Pelagians,” who want a return to asceticism and penance.

In an obvious reference to the Legionaries of Christ, he called young people in traditional orders “soldiers who seem ready to do anything for the defense of faith and morality, and then some scandal emerges involving the founder [male or female].”

“So, do not put hope in the sudden, mass blooming of these Institutes,” he added.

“When they tell me that there is a congregation that draws so many vocations, I must confess that I worry,” he said during the closed-door meeting with 140 Superiors General of male religious orders and congregations that took place November 25. The transcript of the unscheduled Q&A was published this week by the leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

Asked about how to fire the hearts of young people for the cause of the Gospel, the pope turned his focus to the training of “seminarians and future priests.”

Francis said that in priests’ training the “logic of black and white” that “can lead to abstract casuistry” must be avoided. [Anytime you see a Church official use the term “casuistry” in a pejorative sense, run, screaming, in the other direction.  This is code speak for hatred of doctrinal clarity.]

“Discernment, meanwhile, means moving forward through the gray of life according to the will of God. And the will of God is to be sought according to the true doctrine of the Gospel and not in the rigidity of an abstract doctrine,” he said.

Asked what should be done about the plummeting number of vocations to the priesthood, the pope said that while the decline “worries me” he is also worried about the rise of new traditional religious orders.

“Some are, I might say, ‘restorationist’: they seem to offer security but instead give only rigidity,” he said. [Yes, we know how you feel about us.  You’ve made that abundantly clear.]

I would just add that, coupling this attitude with Francis’ move last fall to reserve approval for most new religious institutes to the holy see, instead of local ordinaries as has been the case for hundreds of years, this kind of mentality has chilling prospects for the formation of new traditional religious orders, and the future of those which are already extant.

Next, in a move that just made be burst out in laughter because it is so predictable, Francis has banished good Cardinal Burke to Guam, at least for the time being (although there are unconfirmed reports that Cardinal Burke had recently started clearing his schedule of planned events going out months).  That’s about as far as one can possibly get, geographically, from Rome.  I would imagine Francis will soon name Burke apostolic nuncio to Antarctica next:

The Vatican has sent conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke to the Pacific island of Guam to investigate an important case of sexual abuse, dispatching a seasoned jurist who has clashed repeatedly with Pope Francis for a sensitive mission halfway around the world.

The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith back in October named Burke the presiding judge in its trial of Guam Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who is facing multiple allegations of sex abuse of altar boys in the 1970s, the Vatican press office said Wednesday. Apuron has denied the charges and has not been criminally charged.

Possibly related – Bishop Michael Byrnes, formerly Auxiliary of Detroit, was recently appointed co-adjutor archbishop of Guam in a move some saw as a further de-conservatizing of the US episcopate.  Tiny Guam is apparently to get some all-star episcopal representation due to its fortuitous geographical location?  You can read more analysis and speculation on this development here at One Peter Five.

Finally, and most troubling, the generally quite reliable Hilary White is reporting that some major shoe in the progressive-modernist Franciscan agenda is to drop this fall.  She thinks Vatican III will be called, but I doubt it.  I think there will be a proclamation regarding deaconessesseses, paving the way for fake priestesses later.   Add in perhaps a repeal of the discipline on married priests.  White also reported close contacts between Francis and the now never to happen Hillary Clinton administration.  The source for this is an unnamed Roman priest, so take it for what you will:

The Catholic TwittFace world is popping and sparking and buzzing and sizzling with this, like an Italian electrical socket.

This anonymous blog in Italian, clearly based in Rome, is the latest coolest thing among the Rome Vatican-watchers. There. Y’all’re running with the cool kids now!

So far we’ve only had it in crappy Google-translate English. But a friend has helpfully helped to clarify the details with a good translation from the Italian original.

Let me tell you a story. Last Thursday, in a coffee bar in front of the Porta S. Anna (facing Vatican City) a Monsignor (very close to Bergoglio) in his 50s and a layman go for a coffee. The discussion turns to the “dubia”.

The Monsignor, with an “enough” says: “The Pope will never answer the “dubia” of the 4 Cardinals. He will never lower himself to their level. Francis has much bigger plans, which do not stop with Italy. The only hitch during this period has been the election of Trump.

To which the layman replied: “And what has Trump got to do with Amoris Laetitia?”

“He has everything to do with it” replied the Monsignor, continuing: “the aim was to back Clinton, because she has a special relationship with Francis. They’re in frequent contact. And the goal to be reached was that the Catholic Church was to rehabilitate certain “non negotiable” principles in a soft manner, in such a way that the Vatican too would have had strong global political support, which is needed at this time, above all for the big manoeuvres which are coming.” 

About this we must agree with the great Assange… read here

The layman even more amazed says: “And which manoeuvres are coming?”

The Monsignor sips the last drops of coffee and says: “But have you still not understood that the vision which you have of the Church has been left behind?

“…But do you not understand that today the Pope is a world leader? That had Ratzinger stayed we’d all be finished. Do you know what the next manoeuvre will be? Precisely the diaconate for women. Because it’s the only way to show our concrete closeness to the Lutherans and Anglicans. And you will see that by November we will have the diaconate for women.Not of course identical with what you think. But it will come very close.”

“BY NOVEMBER.”

If this is remotely accurate – and there is much external evidence to confirm that something along this line is in the works – we see the plan unfolding.  Francis will re-make the Church into an inoffensive, completely neutered global NGO ak in to the disintegrating Anglican “Communion” with the backing of worldwide political power to squash whatever opposition emerges in the Church (opposition which, to date, has been depressingly weak and ineffective).  All the “offensive” parts of the Gospel will be removed – or rendered mute and pointless –  in the interest of worldly political power and the approval of men.  If this is true, mass opposition must be the result.  But judging by the reaction to the atrocities that have gone before, I have little hope it will materialize.

More from the Italian priest, “Fra Christoforo:”

Now let us take a moment to reflect. Saint Peter’s Square is by this point almost always empty (and ‘Tv 2000’ only films that small group of people crowded together in front of the window.)[This is true. EVERYONE I know who has gone to Rome has managed to get quite close to Francis.  This would not be possible were the square thronged with tens of thousands of people.] What do the faithful matter to Bergoglio? From the contents of this conversation it can be inferred that the Argentinean has plans much broader than evangelisation. Often and willingly he has said that evangelisation is a form of proselytism, which is not OK. Just recently he even said that he is worried that in certain congregations there are many vocations.

There you are. He seeks only himself. He seeks to keep the spotlights on himself, and not to tread on anyone’s toes, because he is the LEADER.

And Jesus Christ does not concern him. How unlike St Paul. The Apostle to the gentiles said “we are become as the refuse of the world” (1 Cor 4,9-13) precisely because in first place he put evangelisation. Bergoglio instead, to the prejudice of Christ and of the salvation of souls, wants the first place for himself.

Dear readers, this is the reality. And in a week there will be more appalling news. But I won’t anticipate the press releases.

Some final thoughts from Miss White, including her prognostication about what this “appalling news” will be:

And the question about the “bomb” Perp Francers is preparing for the “whole world” is running around Rome journalist circles. Everyone seems to be talking about “the big one,” though no one knows exactly what it’s supposed to be.

Personally, my money’s on an Ecumenical Council. Vatican III that his buddy Kasper has wanted all these years. But if this is true, there is an even bigger question. Councils aren’t just a happy little get-together. They always have a stated goal. They are called for particular ends.

It might be a good idea to ask ourselves, what could Jorge Mario Bergoglio want badly enough to call an Ecumenical Council to get?

I think the synodal process proved to this point that a), he doesn’t need a council/synod to achieve his goals, and b), in spite of his best efforts to pack the court, so to speak, councils and synods work as a gathering place for opponents as much as they do for supporters. At a general council, while the opponents might be in the distinct minority, there would still be enough to raise a serious stink and possibly block some of the more extreme proposals. Thus, this bomb, if it materializes, will not involve a council or another synod, but simply an “executive order” a la Obama.  Progressives despise democracy, anyway (or even the false impression of democracy), and would rather rule as an autocrat.

But I could be wrong.  We’ll see, but I suspect the bombs being dropped will simply come down as orders from on high from the Argentinian publicly occupying the Chair of Peter.

Pope Francis Mandates All Catholics Convert to Lutheranism!11! February 16, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in different religion, Ecumenism, foolishness, Francis, fun, General Catholic, silliness, the return, the struggle for the Church.
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I actually thought it would be Calvinism, but I guess the “god” of surprises has shocked again.  From Eye of the Tiber, which I have neglected for too long:

Just hours after Pope Francis published his latest work Reformatio Si, Catholic theologian Cardinal Walter Kasper told reporters that, though Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation mandating all Catholics convert to Lutheranism might be tough to comprehend, he nevertheless prayed that they have faith in the same Holy Spirit that not only chose Francis to become pope, but also “was the instrument behind the works of St. Martin Luther.”

“I would like to say that, though this new exhortation is a few hundred years coming, it’s finally here,” Kasper said. “Honesty, I think that controversies surrounding Reformatio Si are ludicrous. Luther reformed a corrupt Church, meaning that his ideas were superior to the Catholic faith, and since God calls us to greatness, we then ought to except the superiority and greatness of Luther’s teachings.”

“Listen, and listen to me clearly,” Kasper went on to say. “I got 95 thesis but a pope ain’t one. I understand that and Francis understands that. And that’s why, as of tomorrow, Pope Francis will relinquish his title as Head of the Whore of Babylon, and will kindly ask to simply be called ‘Pastor Jorge.’ He has been given a part-time job as Associate Youth Pastor in Training at Atonement Lutheran Church in Louisville Kentucky. We ask everyone to pray that he does well.”

I needed a laugh.  But then again, maybe it’s not so funny after all.  A little too close to the mark.  More on that tomorrow, God willing and time available.

Tucker Carlson Brilliantly Lets Leftist Riot Leader (and school teacher) Hang Herself with Her Own Words February 16, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in attachments, Basics, disaster, General Catholic, horror, It's all about the $$$, persecution, rank stupidity, Revolution, scandals, self-serving, sickness, Society, the enemy.
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This has been around quite a bit, but since I have almost no time to post I’ll go ahead and run with it.

What a hateful example of humanity.  I am actually not in the slightest surprised that this unhinged, fascist leader of violent riots is a school teacher.  As reader TT notes, she is the ultimate advertisement for homeschooling.  It is unsurprising given the unthinking, feelz-dominated, immature, ignorant propagandized product the public schools are turning out en masse.  Certainly there are exceptions, but this creature Yvette Felarca destroys herself as the very incarnation of the very things she alleges to decry.

I’ve never seen a more perfectly realized example of leftist projection of their own faults and evils onto others:

Fascism is committing violence and organizing others to commit violence, as she commits violence and organizes others to do so.  So she also gives perfect evidence of most Leftist’s perfect lack of self-awareness. Hypocrite, much?  What should we expect from people who are passionately committed to the demonic slaughter (and offering) of millions of innocent babies a year?

In reality, at all of Milo’s events where violence has occurred, that violence has been perpetrated overwhelmingly, almost exclusively, by leftist opponents of Milo and his fans.  The primary bit of evidence of supposed violence against leftist opponents of Milo – a man being shot outside a talk given at the University of Washington – was an act taken in self-defense after a man was beaten by Milo opponents, which the local police have seen as being so clear cut that the man who committed the shooting has not even been charged with a crime in hyper-liberal, institutionalized 2nd Amendment hating Washington state.

No one on the right is calling for the mass murder of millions of people, but the fact that this chillingly calm woman believes such is occurring gives me great concern, as I have to wonder if she is not yet again projecting her personal desires onto others.  When you start tarring millions of people as Nazis, the climate is being created for mass violence against them.

And Milo – whatever he is, whether you like him or not – may be a provocateur, he may derive great pleasure in exploding the sacred cows of the Left, but his talks are actually extremely thoughtful, fact-filled, and persuasive.  It is most likely this woman who so plainly hates him has listened to more than a couple of 30 second soundbites of Milo’s talks.  But that doesn’t matter in the least, it is precisely Milo’s persuasiveness that makes him such a threat, which is why he and his followers must be destroyed at all costs.  Of course, telling kids they can’t have something is the perfect way to get them to want it even more, so this effort has already backfired.

There is no doubt in my mind that we are seeing an incredibly carefully orchestrated effort to destroy the Trump administration before it starts.  The furor over the minor and temporary travel restrictions on citizens of certain states, the firing of Mike Flynn engineered through the illegal and dangerous leaking of deeply classified resources, the delay in approving presidential appointments of eminently qualified people, and the ever-ready, instantaneous and media-saturated “spontaneous protests” against every action Trump takes, and every appearance of a Trump supporter, points to a detailed, well-funded, highly organized effort being directed by people with the means and resources to bring such things about.  This is the elite in full blown revolt over this election, and they are demonstrating they have absolutely zero concern over seeing innocent Americans injured or even killed if they happen to get in their way, or simply caught at the wrong place and the wrong time.

This is deeply disturbing stuff.  There hasn’t been such open opposition from the permanent (and thoroughly leftist) federal bureaucracy to a legitimately elected president in this country’s history.  Forget Flynn, do you think leftist protestors carrying blunt objects (banned from flight – and people were beaten inside airports with no security intervention) would be allowed to penetrate deeply into numerous airports without some kind of inside help?  That all looked arranged!

I’m running out of time but this is looking increasingly worse.  I don’t like where it appears things are headed.  If large numbers of people start to develop the sense that democracy has failed, that leaders they elected to institute changes/reforms are blocked by a self-serving, self-interested elite, the same elite that has openly broached the topic of violence in the streets by engaging in/encouraging it themselves……..well, situations like that do not tend to end happily.  I am far from the only one reading very troubling implications in all this.  And it’s likely only the beginning, the deep state/overstate whatever you want to call it has shown their hand, they mean not only to destroy Trump’s presidency, but to kill or jail him outright.

Hey, OT, but if you would, do me a good Catholic a solid and please pray for longtime reader BC, he comments occasionally but is facing a recurring medical issue that is not particularly life-threatening but thoroughly unpleasant and painful to recover from.