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300 Page “Gay Dossier” Starts to Leak; Farrell, Francis Deeply Implicated September 14, 2018

Posted by Tantumblogo in Dallas Diocese, disaster, episcopate, Francis, General Catholic, horror, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
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The notorious 300 page dossier of perversion and financial corruption that was delivered to Benedict in December 2012 has apparently started to leak.  An Italian publication has seen the document and is now reporting in some vague tones regarding it.  A few specifics have come out, however, and it seems Kevin Farrell and Francis figure prominently in it.  It seems reports reached the Vatican prior to Farrell being elevated to auxiliary bishop in 2002 (shortly after McCarrick, his sponsor and roommate, was made cardinal over the objections of a number of faithful Catholics) of evidence of moral corruption.

What many have strongly suspected for a long time is being confirmed:

The Vatican is reeling from news that the 300-page dossier containing names of members of the gay lobby — a dossier some believe led to Pope Benedict’s resignation in 2013 — has been leaked to the media.

Il Fatto Quotidiano, an Italian journal read by Vatican officials, is confirming it has seen the 300-page dossier. “The report contains a detailed and disturbing picture of the moral and material corruption of the clergy, with names, surnames and circumstances,” writes Francesca Fagnani.

We are … able to view a document on papal letterhead included in the investigation, and here we publish an excerpt: It is a list of prelates and laymen who belong to the so-called gay lobby, which through blackmail and secrets could affect, or have conditioned, positions and careers (theirs, like those of others).

We will not reveal the names shown in the list, but we can confirm that among the names there are people removed by the Pope, others moved from office, others who still hold important positions in strategic organs for the Vatican, such as Propaganda Fide and even the Secretariat of State.

Among those implicated in the dossier is none other than Cdl. Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, who has repeatedly claimed he knew nothing of former housemate Abp. Theodore McCarrick’s homosexual predation, although they lived together on the same floor of the same house for six years in Washington, D.C.

“Farrell was appointed auxiliary bishop of Washington precisely because it was McCarrick who wanted him as a deputy,” Fagnani reports in a September 4 article focusing on a “Farrell dossier.” “The two were part of the ‘magic circle’ of Pope Francis.”

[A case] on the auxiliary bishop of Washington, Kevin Joseph Farrell, is said to have been filed at the Congregation for the Doctrine for the Faith in the Vatican, at the Dicastery that is responsible for investigating sexual and other crimes against good morals, which, if not rebutted, would fall squarely on the Pope like a boulder. Farrell [was] appointed directly by Bergoglio to head the Dicastery of the Family.

In response to Il Fatto Quotidiano‘s queries with regard to the existence of a file on Farrell, the Vatican is refusing to confirm or deny.

“There will be no communication,” was the response from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. “The Vatican therefore does not deny Il Fatto Quotidiano, but chooses the strategy of silence as for McCarrick,” Fagani writes.

Pope Benedict’s sudden resignation in 2013 is allegedly linked to the 300-page dossier; some media reported that Benedict chose to resign the same day he received the dossier, the result of findings of an investigation commissioned by the Holy Father into clerical corruption and malfeasance…….

……”If the public were aware of the content of the final report it would be a disaster for the image of the Church, already devastated in the whole world by sexual scandals,” she added. [The acts are horribly scandalous, yes.  Thousands of unworthy men have invaded the priesthood like a virus and made the Church incredibly sick as a result.  But the real source of scandal is the culture of corruption, self-interest, and cover-up that the laity are absolutely sick of.  That must end, and if that means the laity have to be shocked to find out that supposedly “good conservative” priests and prelates are active sodomites or practical thieves, so be it.  Far better to have an honest and morally upright clergy 1/10th the size of the present clergy than the den of thieves and sodomites currently occupying these sacred roles.]

The hope after Benedict’s resignation was that a younger, stronger pope would be elected to help clean up the Church; thus Francis was chosen with the understanding he’d be a man of reform. But under his papacy, some senior clergy believe conditions have worsened, not improved.

The travesty of the 2013 abdication makes itself more and more apparent with each passing year.  That this dossier played a significant part in Benedict’s decision to abdicate is very clear.  His thinking apparently was that a younger, stronger man was needed to fight this scourge and reform Holy Mother Church.  So, in the end, he did flee for fear of the wolves.  Of course, Benedict had apparently always kept the idea of abdication in his back pocket from day one.  In this, he always remained the revolutionary at heart, the loyal disciple of Karl Rahner, who, even though he recoiled at the repercussions his (and his master’s) Vatican II ideas wrought, still never quite became a reliable beacon of orthodoxy.  He very much to blame in all this chaos.

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Pope Starts to Suspect He Might Be Anti-Christ August 28, 2018

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, disaster, Endless Corruption, episcopate, error, Francis, General Catholic, horror, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, the struggle for the Church.
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Nah, he’s nowhere near that self-aware.  His attack dog Father Tom Rosica was out just yesterday blasting the most faithful Catholics – people who assist at Mass, materially support the Church with great generosity, practice charity, avoid sin, and in general lead respectable, pious lives – as hideous Pharisees in disguise.  The “real faithful” are those mired in sin, who “struggle” to adhere to conduct their lives in the manner Our Blessed Lord has revealed, and who often attack and undermine that conduct at every turn.  Virtue is replaced by vice in his upside down moral world. They aren’t even trying to hide their utter contempt for the Faith at this point – a very real sign of, if not being the anti-christ, per se‘, at least playing for the same team.

The below is from the Babylon Bee satirical site, but life caught up with satire real quick when the Bee posted yesterday that Pope would deal with sodomite boy rapists in the priesthood right after he tackles climate change, only to have sweet baby Blaise Cupich of Chicago come out with just that argument in defense of Francis today.  These guys have no idea how enraged the faithful are, and with what contempt they are increasingly held by the dwindling faithful and non-Catholics alike.  Feature or bug,  you decide:

VATICAN CITY—In a private moment of reflection after watching one of his cardinals state that the head of the Roman Catholic Church was too busy speaking about the environment, addressing migrant issues, and “carrying on the work of the church” to address victims of the Church’s horrific sex abuse scandal, the Pontiff suddenly realized he might actually be the eschatological Antichrist.

“Oh man,” he murmured as he took a good, hard look at himself in the mirror. “Too busy talking about the environment to care for those abused by the Church? That sounds so bad. I wonder if I’m actually the Antichrist. Or at least an antichrist, like the ones John wrote about.” He took a few minutes to think about it, shaking his head and muttering to himself.

Regarding McCarrick, former Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell, and their connections to this diocese, I meant to write in yesterday’s already very long post a most salient fact. For decades, Dallas was an ecclesiastical backwater in this country.  It was not a diocese that spawned a large number of bishops.  It tended to be a diocese where priests from other dioceses – often San Antonio, previously, New York or Chicago – would be sent as bishop to finish out their careers.  But that all changed under Farrell, who was most certainly one of McCarrick’s top proteges.  Dallas suddenly became a bishop-birthing diocese, with about 10 men either from this Diocese, or with strong ties to it, being named bishops in the past 5 years or so.  There is no chance this is accidental.  It is also, given what is now known about McCarrick’s extremely disproportionate, and deleterious, influence on the bishop selection process in this country, extremely troubling.  Most all of those men, especially those directly supported by McCarrick, have some degree of taint about them, fairly or unfairly (I tend to think, most certainly, the former).  Something to think about.

Finally, a High Prelate Names Names…… August 27, 2018

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……..and Francis appears to be expecting the news media to make this story go away by their twin methods of character assassination of the source and ignoring the most key bit of revelation from Archbishop Vigano’s apparent affidavit (we don’t know exactly what it is, but it reads like a deposition given in writing to a grand jury)- that a cabal of self-interested, utterly immoral sodomites has inserted itself into the clergy and episcopate and run absolutely rampant raping boys, stealing from the faithful, and promoting heresy in order to try to redefine morality and Church belief in order to make their sins acceptable.  And Francis is their man, their creation, and their protector and defender, as he is utterly dependent on their support.  I guess we now know what happened to that 800 page dossier on the perversions of the priests of the Diocese of Rome that Pope Benedict literally hand-delivered to Francis, along with all the other evidence against the sodomite cabal.  It has all be destroyed and ignored.

There is now concrete testimony of what many already knew, which is that McCarrick, among others, was a ringleader in this criminal cabal, which really amounts to a corrupt criminal conspiracy under the terms of the RICO statute in US law.  Before I go further, I want to say a few things about McCarrick and his influence.  There have been people who have steadfastly defended former Dallas Bishop, now Cardinal, Kevin Farrell, because he supposedly did a wonderful thing in “allowing” the faithful of this Diocese to have a TLM parish.  What he did was nothing more than his bare duty in justice.  But what do we know about not only Farrell, but his replacement Edward Burns?  They are both very tightly associated with the McCarrick ring, Farrell being McCarrick’s #1 protege and highest flying disciple, Burns being a product of the many corrupt dioceses in Pennsylvania whose nefarious acts were detailed in a recent 1300 page grand jury report.  Indeed, who was the primary consecrator of Bishop Farrell at his consecration, but Cardinal McCarrick?  Isn’t it interesting, also, that Farrell more or less hand-picked Burns as his replacement, and Burns was consecrated by Bishops Zubik, Schwietz, and none other than Cardinal Wuerl (thanks to reader MFG for this last bit of info).

Speaking of our own dear local bishop, he put out this letter below to be read in all parishes on Sunday, August 26th, in response to the accusations of abuse and evidence of grand larceny against another Dallas Diocese priest, the former pastor of St. Cecilia’s in Dallas.  Released on August 25th, my birthday, it was, to me, quite inadequate even before Vigano’s testimony broke out late that Saturday night, and now appears very much less than what is needed:

Look, I like the idea of rosaries, but note they are requested, not mandated.  And a “ceremony of sorrow?”  How about one of outrage and extreme umbrage?  How about some public atonement for the sins so rampant in the clergy and episcopal hierarchy?  How about imposition of penance upon those involved in these endless sinful acts?  How about some personal responsibility on the part of the bishop, and especially his predecessor?

Note that the only real concrete change is one that primarily applies to the laity – a further expansion of the already disproven “safe environment” program.  The disgraced Father Paredes took the safe environment program.  Look how much good it did to stop him from abusing boys. Note that the “safe environment” program was imposed as a lawyerly escape from responsibility on the part of those most guilty of the priest boy rape pandemic – the bishops who knew and aided and abetted priests in their rape – in essence, transferring that responsibility onto innocent laity and, to a lesser extent, clergy, and establishing that there is a “process” for the sake of limiting liability when the inevitable future cases of abuse break out.

There is a sad note to this Father Paredes saga.  A friend knew him in the Dallas seminary, and said he was very pious at that time.  But anyone can fall into sin, and the Novus Ordo environment makes that even more likely.  Almost inevitable, in a sense.

The idea that any of these men, these bishops, were ignorant of McCarrick’s activities is laughableEVERYBODY in the hierarchy, the leadership, knew.  Most well-read laity knew.  The vast majority of priests knew.  Farrell and Wuerl playing dumb, pretending not to know, is just transparently pathetic.  Let it sink in, that’s how dumb they think you are, that you would fall for such flimsy falsehoods.  Make no mistake, they are part of this lavendar mafia, along with Tobin and Cupich and McElroy and many others.  As is Bishop Seitz of El Paso.  Guess who helped consecrate him as bishop of El Paso?  You got it, Cardinal McCarrick.  At the very least, every single bishop consecrated with McCarrick’s involvement is now severely tainted, irreparably so to my mind.

But overall, I am very heartened at Vigano’s testimony.  Yes, it causes further scandal and further weakens the Church’s already horribly tarnished reputation in the world’s eyes, but when you have an ongoing conspiracy based on shared secrets and codes of silence, the only way to break these up is to start publicly naming names.  It’s not enough for me or Michael Voris or even the New York Times to do it, this naming and shaming must come from within the Church.  For decades, some well-intentioned men who were quite aware of the rot and moral sickness that had infested and multiplied in the clergy/episcopate refused to name names out of an erroneous belief that the problem was not that big, that it was up to Rome to deal with it, or that the potential scandal was worse than the ongoing destruction of the clergy.  They were wrong on all counts, so they did not act.  Or, they were bullied and intimidated into silence.

Finally, however, a prelate, one with impeccable connections and in the perfect position to know, has broken the false vow of silence this RICO-deserving cadre of weak, sick, pathetic, immoral men has managed to maintain going back decades.  I believe – I hope, but I think there is ample reason to hope – that +Vigano’s revelations have now permanently weakened Francis’ papacy to the extent that all the further atrocities against faith, moral, and canon law he intended to perpetrate will now either be prevented, or have such a huge taint of corruption upon them as to render any novelties introduced (like married clergy, or female cardinals, at the next sin-nod) as illegitimate.  I do think that will be Francis’ next ploy, that he will unleash some silly novelty beloved of the Left in order try to get the media back on his side, like women’s fauxrdination or something.  How the world, the Church, and the hierarchy react, will be key.

It is amazing to see how God works.  Eventually, the constant crimes and the culture of bottomless (heh) corruption these sodomites have created and maintained would be undone by their own sins.  That is how God tends to work, to allow our own sins to be the vehicle of our destruction, whether as individuals, institutions, or self-interested cabals of wholly unworthy men (I’m looking directly at you, James Martin, SJ – Sodomite Jesuit).  It is now known that virtually all of Francis’ most intimate, most vital supporters, and irretrievably tainted by sexual, financial, and/or other corruption.  A huge number of cardinals, like Parolin and Rodriguez Maradaiga, should, by any right, be totally out of the running for the papacy.  But in a Church this corrupt, who knows?  It may take many further revelations of the +Vigano’ type in order for the sodomite cabal, and those they control, to be broken up.  But it’s a huge step in the right direction.  Let the sun shine in.

And, of course, Francis should resign.  He should never have been elected in the first place.  He has proven himself the most unworthy man to occupy the papacy in the last 400 years, quite possibly more like the last 1000, back to the horrid days when petty “nobles” of Italy made their insane 4th sons Bishop of Rome.  No pope has dared to attack the Doctrine of the Faith with this degree of deliberate intent and willful malice in history, and none have formally embraced error to the extent he has since at least AD 1000 (those that did so in the first millenium generally did so out of ignorance, due to extreme threat of life and limb, or intellectual weakness – and none of those did so on anything like the determined, comprehensive basis Francis has).  Of course he should resign, though I loathe to give that horrible concept (papal resignation) further impetus.

Some more positives – the Bishop of Tyler, Joseph Strickland, who is not traditional, per se’, but who is a good man, a well-intentioned man, who does as well as he can by his present lights (I wish he would become very close to Bishop Gracida and learn all he can from that good man!) – very quickly informed his diocese that he found Vigano’s testimony credible and issued a demand for a formal and public investigation into the crimes and coverups we all know to be so rampant.  I think Bishop Strickland might have gone even further, to draw the logical conclusions from the testimony of +Vigano regarding Francis and his involvement in this coverup of ongoing sexual abuse of children and others, but he did far better than the Archdiocese of Newark, which basically attacked Vigano as a liar and has been blocking people on Twitter asking uncomfortable questions of the deeply implicated, <choke> <laugh> <snort> Cardinal Tobin.  Bishops Olmstead of Phoenix and Konderla of Tulsa have also released statements seeming to endorse Archbishop Vigano’s testimony, and calling for further investigation.  I think the investigation angle is misplaced, after all, who will call and dominate such an investigation, but it’s very targets?  And, I think we already have more evidence than we need to be rid of creatures such as Rodriguez-Maradaiga, Parolin, Daneels, McCarrick, Tobin, Cupich, and many more.

You guys are probably already aware of Bishop Gracida’s public charge that Francis is a formal heretic and was not validly elected.  Not sure what you make of that, but I cannot say I find much to disagree with in Bishop Gracida’s assessment.  Someday, perhaps in Heaven, the truth shall be known about the disastrous abdication of 2013 and subsequent robber conclave that elected Francis the most Humble (TM).

I must also agree with Bishop Gracida that Cardinal Burke’s response to the explosive revelations of Vigano has been deeply disappointing.  He has said and done very little since the dubia was ignored.  This was a perfect opportunity to tie Francis’ promotion of error and, yes, attempts at heresy in redefining the Catechism on the death penalty and the disastrous Amoris Laetitia, with the rampant immorality in the Church. The two are inextricably linked, heresy is almost always driven by grave attachment to sin, and any mass movement of heresy in the Church’s highest offices, such as occurred over the past 60 years or so, must be driven by a mass attachment to the gravest, the most offensive and repellent of sins.

Rorate, in their most recent post, sums up my view regarding Francis quite succinctly, even beautifully considering the disgusting subject matter:

Francis has, with his authoritarian evil, heightened the tensions within the Church to levels not reached since the Protestant Revolt or the French Revolution.
But this time the revolutionary malice comes from within the Church, from a theologically stunted and morally bankrupt, evil-pursuing tyrant.
Francis must go.
An unbearable stench fills the edifice of the Catholic Church. It emanates from the Throne of Peter, where a corpse decays before the whole universe. The powers of the world still parade before the cadaver, offering it secular homages, but the Catholic faithful recoil in horror before the nauseating pagan spectacle.
Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is dead. He is not actually deceased, but his moral presence is gone. His moral corpse is the revolting cadaver sitting upon the Cathedra of the Prince of the Apostles. And his only real supporters — the liberals, the heretics, the apostates — are already scheming to figure out how to replace him when the inevitable occurs.
He has deceived, he has persecuted the truly faithful, he has confused the little ones in their faith, he has mocked Tradition whenever he could. Above all, he has lied, and he has been shown to lie, and he has been presented as a consummate liar in the protection of a racket of perverted and abusive priests who are his closest aides.
All that is left for him is to remove the corrupt moral body weighing on Holy Mother Church and go away. Abdication is the only possible solution to five years of growing disgrace and purposeful mismanagement.
The horror we identified on the very first day has come to full fruition, as a pustulous infructescence of corruption: Sodom in Rome.

I really hope Vigano’s testimony was given in concert with a federal grand jury.  There was some speculation on Twitter that may have been the case, but that I think it is just that, speculation.  To think what a RICO suit could do against this crowd of cowards is rather hilarious in a sardonic kind of way.  Talk of rats fleeing a sinking ship.  They would abandon the Church so fast there would be a crisis for lack of bishops and clergy.  And so be it, better a Church with a few faithful priests and bishops than one with a great mass of putrid, stinking heretics and perverts.

So what do you guys think?  Is this the beginning of the end of the pontificate of Francis, or will he worm his way out of this crisis and carry on as before?  Do you think the media will decide he’s on their side, one of their own in the great leftist machine, and try to bury this matter?  So far, it seems to be getting pretty wide coverage, so I don’t know how this will play out.  I suspect at least some US cardinals will fall as a result of this – Wuerl, who is already past retirement age, is almost a shoe-in. But Francis may be some bloody-minded stubborn and wedded to his progressive friends, perhaps he will give no response at all but his usual upturned middle phalange?

By the way, I mentioned how former pastor Fr. Paredes of St. Ceclia’s in Dallas wreckovated his parish after a fire.  Here are the before and after shots I failed to include in the previous post on the matter.

Before:

After:

The before wasn’t that great, but the after is just so emblamatic of the barren, cold, modernist, spiritually bereft Church since the 1950s.

Rejection of Christianity at the Heart of the West’s Self-Loathing Death Wish August 15, 2018

Posted by Tantumblogo in Christendom, cultural marxism, disaster, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, Immigration, paganism, persecution, sadness, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
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Not much commentary, I’ve covered all this before, but the author here makes some good points, and reaches the obvious conclusion – the reason the West is in such a state of moral confusion and is possessed of a seeming death wish, unable/unwilling to defend itself, see the threats it is bringing into its very heart (islam), is because it has turned its back on its very nature, which is Christian (Catholic-Christian, to be exact).  Those who have rejected Christianity have tried every conceivable alternative, and all of them having failed, they would rather die, and see the whole construct die, than admit their failure and their adherence to a patently failed ideology.

For a quick addendum, see the video below, where Australian leftists (which the large majority are) express their horror at the idea of allowing persecuted whites into their country, and especially their revulsion at allowing Arab Christians from Syria in (see 1:28-35 below).  They are ready to surrender, to give the keys over to someone else, someone who still has the courage of their convictions.  Amazing, but true.  That is how much their false ideology, their diabolical narcissism, means to them.  They are ready to see millions die, including themselves, rather than give it up.  And note, all the people in the vid below were attending a rally in Australia in favor of mass muslim immigration to Australia, under the guise of “refugee” resettling, which, as you can see, they care nothing for.  They don’t give a rat’s rear end about refugees, they want to see Australia and the West remade into a muslim-dominated non-white state.

I do not know how to deal with such people.  What do you do with the 10, or 20, or 50, or 80% turned traitor and destroyer in your midst?!?  And bear in mind, these people may be fools, but they are by and large not dumb.  They know what they want, and what they are calling for – destruction of the West, so long as they believe they can maintain their ease and comfort.  They had no kids (speaking broadly), so damn the future.

Speaking of self-loathing death wishes, a reader sent me the cartoon below, and it’s quite apropos.  Same crowd, different venue, they all want to see Christendom gone, ,since it doesn’t align with their diabolically informed ideology:

A Great Sermon for this Time of Crisis in the Church August 3, 2018

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Holy suffering, Interior Life, persecution, priests, sanctity, Tradition, true leadership, Virtue.
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Is your faith suffering under Francis?  Feeling cold, more disconnected from grace and the Spirit?  I must admit, I have felt this a great deal over the past 12-18 months.  Francis is a sopping wet asbestos blanket for the fire of faith.  He’s a nightmare of worldliness, selfishness, error and people-pleasing.

But this sermon is a good antidote to Francis’ destructive effects.  I really enjoyed listening to Padre Pelegrino (who has been featured on this blog before), and I hope you will, too:

It is good to remember, that just keeping the Faith is a form of triumph.  It’s certainly a personal one, and one we should hope we can share with our family and friends, as well.  But I still think, with regard to the previous post, that in this time of intense crisis we need to think beyond just ourselves, our family, and even our parish, and for the millions upon millions of souls who will fall out of the Faith and very likely into an eternity in hell due to the errors being promoted by Francis and his cohort of revolutionaries.

In addition to work and just life generally, another thing that kept me from blogging for the past month or so was the process of selling my truck of almost 16 years and buying a new one.  It took much longer than I hoped but I finally did sell my faithful – until the last 6-8 months – former truck and get a new one.  And I switched teams in the process:

After 31 years of driving nothing but Chevy’s I got a Ford.  I just can’t stand what the General has done with his trucks the last two generations (and now 3 with the 2019s coming out).

Texas Voters: Beware Beto O’Rourke and Conservative Complacency June 29, 2018

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, asshatery, Basics, contraception, cultural marxism, Dallas Diocese, error, Father Rodriguez, foolishness, General Catholic, persecution, Revolution, scandals, secularism, sickness, Society.
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Years ago, Father Michael Rodriguez first came to notoriety outside the El Paso area through testimony he gave to the El Paso City Council against an administrative act – over and above the expressed will of the voters – to extend spousal benefits to same-sex “partners” of city employees.  This was after voters had explicitly rejected such extension, in spite of the fact that the very progressive diocesan administration and, it must be said, perverse clergy of the Diocese of El Paso virtually unanimously supported the measure, at least tacitly.

Father Rodriguez was on the receiving end of a very nasty, calumniating attack by an El Paso councilman after he had already given his witness.  The councilman was Beto O’Rourke, who is now running for US Senate against Ted Cruz.  Judging by the number of yard signs, bumper stickers, and other endorsements I’ve seen around, O’Rourke probably poses the biggest threat to a Republican senatorial candidate in Texas in 30 years.

Reader Dismas is also from El Paso, and knows O’Rourke all too well.  Here is his analysis:

You remember when Fr. Rodriguez addressed city council. In a rare event, O’Rourke, a councilman, called him back up to the podium to berate him. Here is the video

Basically O’Rourke is very charismatic. He reminds one of Bobby Kennedy. I was at that meeting but could not access the podium to respond from a medical point of view. He was absolutely wrong and egregiously so, but it would have taken just a bit of medical insight to help people see why he was dead wrong on both counts. I tried to submit an editorial in response and the newspaper refused to print it.

You name the issue. Forcing the homosexual agenda…fully on board, driving the train. Abortion? Full speed ahead. Open borders – all aboard. What else? You name it.

This guy is bad news. Much slicker than Maxine Waters, but fully in the same camp.

There are powerful forces behind this guy.

He is a stealth kinda’ guy in the same way as Obama, who came out of nowhere and the next thing you know he is President.

This guy is very bad news and a serious threat to the nascent recovery this nation has undergone since Jan 20, 2017.  If he could take out one of the most stalwart conservatives in the Senate, it would be a serious blow to any hope of building a wall or reversing the always rising progressive tide.

So far, O’Rourke has out-raised Ted Cruz 2:1 in campaign funding.  The Cruz Campaign noted this recently:

Politico is reporting that my opponent is raising a lot of money and it’s worse than we thought. They are reporting that he has raised $3.5 million in the last TWO MONTHS. That is a ton of money.

To be clear, they are not raising money just to turn Texas blue, they are raising that money to take our shared conservative values out of Washington. My opponent has the full backing of Hollywood elites and far-left liberals.

My opponent is getting support from people like Rosie O’Donnell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Chuck Schumer. They don’t represent Texas values.

This is why I am asking for your help. It’s no secret that my campaign is being out-raised by a 2-to-1 margin. I need your help to close the gap on donations. Anything you can contribute will help tremendously.

As, I’ve told you before, I am counting on grassroots supporters like you. I don’t have Hollywood backing my campaign. I have you, and am always grateful for your support.

The money is starting to have an effect. Recent polls show that this race is getting closer and closer. The time to fight back is now. We need to do all we can now before it’s too late.

Look I know these kinds of ads come out all the time but a) this is Texas and b) I think this is one of the more serious threats to make a major surprise move to turn a red seat blue.  If you are local to Texas or just concerned about the direction this nation is headed, you might consider giving some money to Cruz’ campaign.  I have no compunction saying he is one of the top 2 or 3 most reliably conservative/pro-morality senators on Capitol Hill.

And keep a watch out for O’Rourke.  As Dismas noted, this one is very dangerous, has major backing and ambitions, and will probably be back even if he doesn’t win this round.

Leftism Is the Religion of Immoral People, Exhibit# 27,985,487 June 26, 2018

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, cultural marxism, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, Immigration, manhood, persecution, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, suicide, unadulterated evil.
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With a knowing nod to commenter Michele Kerby, who certainly knows that there is a world of difference between a liberal with whom I disagree on various points but with whom dialogue is still possible, a la Carl Benjamin aka Sargon of Akkad, and a leftist.

As a case in point – and I know this is painting with a broad brush, but there are so many brush strokes the object is plainly obvious – Steven Crowder held one of his “Change My Mind” public discussion forums in Austin recently on the subject of whether there are more than two genders (Crowder taking the stand that, biologically and on numerous other fronts, there are not, and cannot be).  He actually had a quite civil discussion with a self-described transsexual, but a hard left activist at my alma mater, the University of Texas, took such exception to the idea even being discussed that she sent out tweets calling for Crowder and his crew to be firebombed.  Just to be certain she was not misunderstood, she included photos of their equipment van and repeated the call more than once.

Of course, the craven, cowardly, and self-seeking administration at UT took no action against this assault on the social fabric.  But in a twist of fate, Steven Crowder was a few days later engaged in some mild mannered and humorous trolling, as he often does, at a meeting of the Texas State Democratic party convention, and guess who happened to be there, but the very woman who had incited violence.  Crowder very bravely but with great tact and charity sought this woman out and confronted her. The record of that experience is below:

What adjectives would you use to describe the reaction of not just the woman encouraging violence, but the rest of those who showed up to try to shout down and shame Steven Crowder, denying him even the ability to defend himself from violent attack?  Some that come to mind – childish, narcissistic, soulless, cult-like, cruel, self-serving, defensive, ignorant, ideologically possessed…….Can you think of a single virtue evidenced by this crowd?  On the other side, do you know how hard it is to face that kind of group action and remain not only one’s composure, but humorous?  I’ve done it a few times before, and did not remain as cool as Crowder did. He is a strong man in more ways than one.

These are not rank and file democrats.  These are leaders and activists – agents of agitprop – in the Texas democrat party.  They are among some of the most well connected people in the entire state party apparatus.  These are not some weirdo extremists in a basement somewhere.  These people have influence, and not a small amount of it.

The actions on display here speak volumes about the present state of the democrat party and the left in this country.  It is little wonder major commentators on both sides of the aisle are speaking more and more openly of civil war.

I have been trying over the past several months to see things from the other side’s perspective.  I read and listen to an increasing variety of sources, some of them very contrary to my established beliefs.  But there are simply virtually no arguments on the other side.  It is all invective, scare-mongering, grasping at straws and creation of a fantasy land in which it is the right that is pushing towards “violence” (by saying things they don’t like – note the hypocrisy, leftists act like actual incitements to violence are innocuous, while merely opposing leftist policy on logical grounds constitutes violence – only a child could formulate such a narcissistic justification) and about to bring down the nightmare of fascism on this nation.  The evidence for this always remains fabricated, grossly exaggerated, mired in “what about-ism,” or just around the corner.  What in reality has happened is that the Left has lost all sense and perspective and is deeply ensconced in an ideological bubble where only things that align with pre-existing notions are allowed to enter.  That is why, in the face of massive electoral losses, at every level, over the past 8 years, the democrats have only been able to double-down and press ever further leftwards.

For goodness’ sake, how on earth can you even have a discussion or debate when one side – and it is always the same side, the “right,” to the extent such even exists in this country (in a traditional sense, one not infused with the parasite of enlightenment liberal thinking) – behaves like the most utterly spoiled, ill-mannered, screaming, flailing, out of control children you’ve ever seen?  The utter insolence and solipsism is simply beyond the pale.  Look at the face of that woman and her associates when confronted – no shame, no willingness to concede even the slightest humanity to the hated “other,” just blank stares and a quick degeneration into formulaic chants and mind-numbing rage once the realization that they were caught out and could say nothing in their defense sank in.

At the root of all this is the growing sense, among these apparatchiks and their masters, that the Left’s ideals, political, cultural, economic, etc., have been decisively rejected by this country.  A poll out today showed that even after the incredible vitriol and rhetoric from the Democrats and their propaganda arm, the corporate media (or perhaps because of it), nearly 3/4 of Americans still firmly believe that illegal immigrants and their children should be deported.  Should the flood of illegal Hispanic immigration be stopped or even significantly reduced, the Democrats, having turned hard left and growing ever more so as the years have passed, know they are politically finished at the national level, forever.  The US public has, for all its flaws, retained enough sense to decisively reject the democrat program.  Without, essentially, electing a new population to replace the “failed” incumbent one, the democrat’s political fortunes at the national level are exceedingly bleak, looking to pick up a few House seats, mostly on procedural grounds through jerrymandered redistricting in Pennsylvania and the practical collapse of the Republican party in California.

Thus this entire immigration debate is really about who shall rule, and has been for decades.  But you knew that already.

Couple that sense of impotence and failure with a twisted religious fervor and levels of immorality that would make a late 18th century Parisian madame blush, and you have a recipe for true disaster.  Leftists are already planning to “punish” the country for voting the wrong way if the democrats, as looks increasingly likely, get creamed in the midterms, by staging massive temper tantrums “days of rage.”  Where things go from there is anybody’s guess, but my fear is that things will continue to go downhill at an ever-accelerating rate.

Where is the figure on the Left who has the sense, the presence, and the influence to call the raging, stampeding herd (30 million nutjobs can do a whale of a lot of damage) back from the brink?  From what I can tell, virtually all the thought leaders and media/entertainment personalities on the Left only seem primed to go increasingly insane in their rhetoric and action.  Twitter and other social media have helped create a perfect storm of ideological bubbles, instant gratification/denial, and extreme emotionalism.

A key problem is that the Democrat party has been undergoing leftist ideological purity tests for the past 15 years or more, very quickly driving all but the most committed left-wing extremists from any participation in all but the most basic party activities (like voting).  Virtually all the old line conservative democrats and moderates have been driven from the party, and certainly from most all leadership positions.  Goodness, when Dianne Feinstein starts to sound like the voice of reason, you know things have gotten bad.

Where does this end up?  No one ever said the United States, as constituted since 1959 with the accession of Hawaii and Alaska to statehood, would last forever.  I increasingly agree with Ace, that an amicable divorce along state lines is the best possible solution at this point.  But even that could involve unbelievable violence, as those winding up on the wrong side of the line are “encouraged” to relocate a la the partition of the British Raj in 1948.  We shall see.  I see no solution to all this but prayer and penance, and more and more of both, but there are so few of us, and so many lost in the world and its false pleasures.  The number one leisure-time spend in this country is pornography. May God have mercy on our nation, and its people.

California Assembly Bill Would Ban Bible, Most Books on Christian Morality……. April 24, 2018

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…….or anything that has to do with opposition to the “sacred” act of sodomy, one of the sacraments of the sexular pagan religion (along with abortion – the anti-baptism, “gay marriage” – the anti-matrimony, and others).  A new bill under consideration in the California Assembly purports to ban any book or publication that inveighs against the acts of Sodom and Gomorrah and those who choose to define themselves by those same acts.  Thus the Bible could quite easily – and predictably – be found beyond the scope of state-approved literature, since there are of course nearly 20 clear denunciations of sodomy and the lifestyle associated with it in both the Old and New Testaments.

Of course, the radical Left that is pushing this bill claims that the old fuddy-duddy Christofascists are wrong again, postulating slippery slopes where none exist.  But based on how previous bills have been used to ban opposition to sexual license, or punish bakers and florists who refuse to service a same-sex couple’s pretense of a wedding, my money will be on this very broadly worded bill being yet another attempt by the Left to force Christians out of the public square and deep underground.  Which may well be the very best thing that could happen to a Faith that has become lazy and complacent, so if it were not for the damage that would result, one could almost say bring it on:

If liberal lawmakers in California get their way, that west coast state may be one step closer to being unrecognizable as part of the United States. A bill currently pending in the legislature would essentially ban the sale of books that include traditional Christian views on marriage and sexuality.

Shockingly, the proposed law could even be construed to make it illegal to sell Bibles, since they include verses that the far left finds unacceptable.

Assembly Bill 2943 would make it an ‘unlawful business practice’ to engage in ‘a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer’ that advertise, offer to engage in, or do engage in ‘sexual orientation change efforts with an individual,’” explained National Review.

That’s a lot of legalese to digest, so let’s break it down. What the bill basically says is that anything that can be seen as trying to impact a person’s sexual orientation would be illegal to sell or offer. [Looking even farther down the road, it is not inconceivable to foresee an attempt to define church services as a kind of “transaction” and thus also open to meddling by a segment of the population that never sees any need for limits to the state’s power – when used against their enemies]

This would almost certainly include traditional Christian counseling services and books.

“The bill then defines ‘sexual orientation change efforts’ as ‘any practices that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation. This includes efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex,” continued National Review (emphasis added). [And you can see how this is really about imposing a wholly new, and totally hostile, moral order on the state/country.  The rights of unrepentant sodomites trump those of repentant ones.  Anything that alludes to Christianity can and must be suppressed and persecuted. “Bu- bu-but tax write offs for church donations!  That proves there is no persecution!”  Uh huh.  That will be one of the final steps, once all the other institutional supports for Christianity have been not just removed, but inverted and turned into means of persecution.]

“Efforts to change behaviors” is where the real problem is. After all, almost all counseling and even common psychiatric care are intended to “change behaviors” in various ways.

If you think about it, that’s the entire reason people seek help in the first place: They want to stop drinking or becoming angry or, yes, having troubling thoughts about their sexuality.

It’s also worth pointing out that the bill as written would apply to people who are trying to change their own behavior. This would mean that if a person was struggling with same-sex behavior or sexual identity and they themselves wanted to change, it would be illegal for them to buy any book meant to help them with this……… [Of course.  Because sodomites want to be told that their sin is an unalloyed good, and nothing may be permitted that undermines that belief.]

……….You don’t even have to particularly agree with the Bible verses mentioned here to see the problem. Efforts like the proposed bill represent dangerous slippery slopes that would use the legislature to attack traditional beliefs, and even mainstream views that happen to be at odds with the far-left agenda.

If nothing else, it’s an affront to the free exchange of ideas — yes, even ones that someone might dislike — and a censorship of speech.

“No one doubts that (Christianity’s) teachings on sexual morality are increasingly unpopular,” summarized National Review. “But they remain constitutionally protected, and no state legislature should be permitted to ban a ‘good’ (such as a book) or a ‘service’ (like counseling) that makes these arguments and provides them to willing, consenting consumers.”

It’s amazing that the same liberals who bemoan “government in the bedroom” eagerly jump at the chance to give the same government control over sexual and moral topics the moment it helps their cause.

“No government in the bedroom” was always a convenient lie.  Just like “born that way,” “safe, legal, and rare,” and “federal government involvement in schools won’t lead to politicization.” All these statements have simply been means to an end, a wedge to use against Christians in the public eye as a means to split unthinking people from core cultural/social beliefs that evolved over centuries to produce that great construct known as Christendom, by far the greatest culture the world has ever known. It was all as hypocritical and cynical as hell, but that’s how they’ve managed to subvert the culture almost totally, while their opposition – in a sense rightly – preferred to adhere to their principles and clutched their collective pearls at it all.

Islam is the State Religion of Britain, While the Secular Pagan Religion Increasingly Falls Apart April 23, 2018

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A couple of brief videos for you, one from a fairly unlikely source, a professor of physics at UC-San Diego who presents an argument that modern science’s attempt to explain all creation through natural processes absent God is becoming increasingly frayed and desperate.  While it is not stated in the video, the key fact that is driving belief in the multi-verse is detailed study that has shown that for macro-evolution to work, and to have resulted in the diversity and advanced forms of life presently on earth, far, far more time would have to have elapsed than actually has, even by the enormous ages of “scientific time” (going back over 10 billion years) to have resulted through Darwinian “natural selection.”  That is because the “evolution” that can be actually observed directly takes place so agonizingly slow (for the scienticians), and major variations like severe mutations are almost always evolutionary dead ends, not major breakthroughs.

So major public scientists like Steven Weinberg and Steven Hawking have opined that, since evolution must be true (it is the cardinal belief the God-denying scientists, basically taking the place of God in this mode of thinking), but not nearly enough time has passed for all the multivariate forms of life now found on earth, there must be an infinity of universes out there (existing so that every possibility that can occur in a given situation does occur in one universe or another – like Star Trek’s Mirror, Mirror episode), each one somehow invisibly interconnected with the other, so that there is now plenty of time – indeed, an infinity of time – for evolution to take place.  Voila!  Problem solved.  But as the professor notes below, there is no way to prove these other universes exist, and thus, belief in the multiverse is just another article of faith for the God-denying sexular pagans (which, I would argue, evolution is, as well, since the “evidence” there is largely contrived, or fully explainable by other means):

In the next video, a young woman in Britain who has received numerous death threats for having the temerity to criticize islam (the invasion and subsequent conversion of Christendom by islam is far more advanced in Europe than here) is told by the state – in the form of the police – that it is acceptable to criticize Christianity but not islam.  Mind, she has not been told this by one police official, but by several.  Coupled with the state’s continued cover-up of muslim pedophile rape gangs that pray exclusively on non-muslim girls, general prohibition by cultural elites of any public criticism of islam as “hate speech,” and a growing kow-towing to islam in virtually every major sphere of life, it appears the successful devolution of Britain from “Our Lady’s Dowry” to muslim despotism is moving apace.  Note that gutting of Christianity both in concept/meaning and unity through the protestant revolution was a central part of this process, since protestantism led to a self-serving conception of God/Christ and our relation to them, which led to collapse of belief, which led to rationalism/endarkenment values, which led to where we are today.  Painting with a broad brush but I’ve written about this before.

Britain is simply ahead of the US by about 30 years, but the exact same process is at work, here.  Why do the powers that be allow hundreds of thousands of muslims to emigrate to this country a year (mostly legally), while legal immigration from the same countries for Christians, or from Christian-majority nations, is extremely arduous?  It’s all about replacing the native population, and, more importantly, the native culture, with a multi-culti dystopia.  Given the paltry progress on the wall so far, this nation is going to be a disaster for our children and grandchildren to inhabit (sorry for the bare shoulders, it ends pretty quick):

This ascendance of fealty, perhaps obeisance is a better word, towards islam, is a classic case of seeing cultural suzerainty in action.  Even though islam has grown at an explosive rate in Britain, it still constitutes a small minority.  Muslims constitute barely 5% of the British population, but their political and especially cultural influence far outweighs their numbers.  Why is this?  It’s because few in the “Christian” majority have any kind of certainty in their beliefs, while the muslims are very convicted.  Thus a small minority is dictating much of the cultural/societal norm to the vast majority, which, thus far, has gone rather sheepishly along with this, and has managed to completely co-opt the political class and cultural elites.  In terms of actual numbers, there may be far more devout muslims in Britain today than there are devout Christians.  Certainly, there are many muslims quite willing to impose their culture and their moral norms on Britain, and very few British willing to defend their rapidly deteriorating legacy culture.

Will the same happen in the United States? I think an argument can be built that it already is.  Secularization and collapse of Christian belief and practice has not gone so far in the US as it has in Britain, Canada, and the rest of the West, but it is still occurring, and rapidly.  Each generation becomes successively less Christian and, what is more, convicted in their beliefs.  I fear the process in the US could be especially ugly, since there may be enough Christian conviction, defusely spread, in the country, to lead to much more open conflict with the implacable demands of islam, which asserts its cultural dominance wherever it gains enough numbers (and, as we see, those numbers are very far from requiring a majority).  And Trump’s rise and election was due at least in part to resentment over the seeming flood of muslims into this country along with the unconstrained Hispanic immigration. But that, I fear, will just be the beginning.  The elites seem determined to play this most massive social experiment in history out, even though all of history and ethnography shouts that diversity plus proximity virtually always equals conflict, and very bloody conflict.

Perhaps that’s the end goal after all.  You can’t get to a “perfect” world population of 2 billion without breaking a few eggs, or heads.

By the way, on evolution, has anyone read Repairing the Breach?  I got a copy for Christmas but it will be some time before I can devote the effort to reading it. It’s a massive book, really like a textbook, and some reviews claim it to be THE most thorough attack on evolution that has yet been written.  I’m already pretty tied down in reading at the moment, trying to finish Solzhenitsyn, and that is no trivial task, in itself.  I think I’ve brought this up before, but if anyone has read Repairing the Breach and would like to provide a review, I’d very much appreciate it.

Lesbian Couple Apparently Tortures, Murders Adopted Children April 4, 2018

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A lesbian couple from the United States (they lived all over, constantly moving as they ran afoul of the generally lax child protective services of one state after another) is being accused of having routinely starved, beaten, and generally neglected their 6 adopted children, and then killed all of them in a murder-suicide by driving their SUV off the Pacific Coast Highway, down a cliff and into the Pacific Ocean.

Certainly this is an extreme case, but given that these women had used their children extensively for self-serving virtue signaling and promotion of leftist causes, all the while they apparently abused them severely, but since adoption of children by perverse couples is such a luxury item foisted on our culture by an extremely well-funded and well-organized (but tiny) minority, shouldn’t even one such instance call for greatly increased scrutiny of this kind of adoption?  Suffice it to say, especially on the female side of the “gay” subculture, that emotional instability and outright violence against partners (and others) is extremely common.  In fact, nearly half of all lesbian relationships involve some form of physical abuse.  These relationships are also pathologically unstable – the average length of pretended marriage between women in Holland, where such relations have been state-sanctioned and endorsed for nearly 20 years, is under 3 years.

The whole “Klan” angle below is just a ludicrous cover, a patently laughable excuse intended to deflect blame for this atrocity away from the unstable women and towards an imaginary villain.  The Ku Klux Klan is virtually non-existent at this point.  And in Minnesota? Please.  As Matt Christiansen notes below, this is beyond unlikely, and delves well into the fantastic.  Such an event would get wall to wall coverage in the leftist media and their supposedly “mainstream” confreres.  The fact that it didn’t strongly argues the event never happened.  Even more, agitators on the Left, and these two women were most definitely that, using their kids as political props with grim regularity, have been known to stage, fake, and otherwise lie about alleged “racist,” “sexist,” or other attacks against them with such incredible frequency that the number of fakes far exceeds the number of real attacks (which just goes to show how completely unhinged so many of them are, declaring the United States an irretrievably racist country, in spite of the fact that they must construct the evidence for this racism on a constant basis).

Now Minnesota is a pretty liberal place, with a large number of leftadoodles.  Nevertheless, the fact that people repeated these women’s outrageous claims of cross burnings and other supposed atrocities as straight up facts is amazing.  If I heard such a claim, I’d be extremely skeptical. But then again, I’m just a poor ignorant Bible-clutching redneck, full of irrational fears and superstitions and clinging to my God and my guns, and not a member of the super-rational, science-loving*, “fact based community” on the Left.  So naturally I must be wrong.  What is really scary, though, is how much people’s pre-conceived political notions played a role in not only believing these women’s outlandish tales, but played into their ability to abuse these children for years.  Leftism always hurts people.

But note the slick attempt to both paint the perpetrators of this atrocity as victims, and give them a moral pass for their years of abuse and mental/moral derangement.  Of course, to the Catholic, that a soul afflicted with grave moral illness would come to suffer mental illness is hardly surprising.  It is, in fact, the entirely predictable result of long immersion in sin.  I can certainly relate to that from my own sordid history.

In spite of the political angle, there is a great sadness and tragedy about this sordid event.  8 lives unnecessarily snuffed out, the children certainly not of their own will.  The selfishness of it is beyond shocking, but these women seem to have drunk deep at the trough of female solipsism.  Nevertheless, all of these poor souls need prayer.  I don’t know what God’s judgment has in store for these women, I shudder to think of that, but the children were innocent victims who had no choice in all this.  May God have mercy on them all.

*- that is, their conception of “science” which always just happens to magically align with their preferred politics.  Like, a baby is just a blob of cells until about age 5, biology has absolutely no influence on someone’s sex, global warming, space aliens are real and visit the US more frequently than Europeans, etc, etc.