Coup Complete? Knights of Malta Condom Chancellor Claims Cardinal Burke “De Facto” Suspended February 22, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Abortion, asshatery, Basics, contraception, cultural marxism, disaster, episcopate, Francis, General Catholic, It's all about the $$$, persecution, scandals, secularism, sexual depravity, Society, the struggle for the Church.
A bit more data on the attempts to reduce Cardinal Burke’s formal role and thus influence in the Church, the notorious Albrecht von Boeselager, the man at the center of the controversy within the Knights of Malta for his involvement in the distribution of condoms, has claimed that Cardinal Burke is “de facto” suspended. Well, it’s certainly clear that at this point, with his dismissal by Francis from his former post as Cardinal Patron of the order, Cardinal Burke lacks any clear apostolate or formal role in the Church. He’s also, of course, been shuttled off to Guam. Francis intervened decisively in Boeselager’s favor, not only reinstating a man who had taken gravely immoral actions entirely contrary to the Doctrine of the Faith, but deposing the former leadership of the Knights and instituting direct Vatican control over what had been, throughout its 500 year history, always a lay-led and run organization.
That’s what you call a decisive intervention. There are many prurient reasons for this intervention, not the least of which being the Boeselager’s wealth and their involvement in the often corrupt Vatican bank, but don’t think the issue of contraception did not play a significant role. I’m quite certain it did. In fact, this entire issue may have been orchestrated in order to further isolate and ostracize Cardinal Burke, the most effective leader to date of opposition to Francis, at least publically among the episcopate. The report, via LifeSiteNews:
The Knights of Malta official at the center of controversy over the Order’s Catholic identity and sovereignty says its patron, Cardinal Raymond Burke, has been “de facto” suspended.
Albrecht von Boeselager, a German aristocrat, was removed from his post as Grand Chancellor on the grounds that he violated his promise of obedience. He hadn’t submitted to his superiors’ request that he resign after it was revealed he had overseen the distribution of contraception in the developing world. The Catholic Church teaches that contraception is intrinsically evil.
After Boeslager’s removal caused a kerfuffle, Pope Francis personally stepped in, reinstating Boeselager to his former position. The pope also asked Grand Master Matthew Festing, the order’s highest-ranking official who had removed Boeselager, to resign. This was unusual because the order of Malta is a sovereign state. [It’s also the first time such a demand – and it was a demand, done under great pressure, not a request – has ever been made in the 500 year history of the order.]
The pontiff then appointed a “papal delegate” to run the order.
In comments translated by The Tablet, Von Boeselager told the Archdiocese of Cologne’s website, domradio.de, that delegate Archbishop Angelo Becciu is now fulfilling Cardinal Burke’s role.
Becciu “has the full confidence of the Pope and is his spokesman,” von Boeselager said. [Gee, you figure?] “That means that Cardinal Burke as Cardinal Patron of the Order is now de facto suspended.” [Is that, suspended as Cardinal Patron, or suspended in a more general sense?]
Von Boeselager said it’s a “completely unfounded accusation” that Pope Francis undermined the Order’s sovereignty by demanding Festing’s resignation. [This is BS. All other reports have indicated Francis went on one of his epic tirades when Festing was summoned to the Doma Sancta Marthae and insisted on a most groveling “resignation” on the spot, directing Festing to blame Burke for the entire affair. But spinners gonna spin]
“The Pope acted at the Order’s wish and he took great care that the Order’s sovereignty was in no way violated or impaired,” [as he unprecedentedly violated a sovereign order’s sovereignty] he said. “He asked the Grand Master to step down, his resignation was carried out according to the Order’s regulations and was accepted. The appointment of the Holy Father’s delegate is expressly limited to the spiritual side of the Order and has nothing to do with its activities as a sovereign power.”
We shall see what further action is taken against Cardinal Burke. With this most vindictive and ideological of Bishops of Rome, there is no chance he’s done trying to humiliate him and break his influence.
Something tells me these efforts will backfire, however.
Fr. Rodriguez Gives Catechesis on the Message of Our Lady of Fatima February 22, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, family, Father Rodriguez, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Holy suffering, Interior Life, Our Lady, persecution, priests, sanctity, Tradition, true leadership, Virtue.
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I’m seriously behind so I have not been able to watch more than a little of this, but it’s Father Rodriguez, so I have no compunction about giving this a clear endorsement even though acting a bit from ignorance at this point. I will listen to it sometime this week, God willing.
This is another lecture intended for children but judging from the comments I’ve seen adults derive as much or more value from it than the kids. I wanted to get this out while it was new and before I forgot about it. I’ve literally got about 20 pages open right now on stuff I’d like to post, plus a whole slew of excerpts from a book on the writings of Msgr. Joseph Clifford Fenton, probably the best theologian this nation has ever produced.
So forgive me if I don’t provide an encapsulation of this video, I simply haven’t the time right now.
If readers watch it please leave comments and let us know what you think! I’ll try to update the post once I do get a chance to watch more than the first few minutes.
The Elites Got Their Scalp – Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns Brietbart February 22, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, cultural marxism, disaster, Endless Corruption, error, horror, persecution, priests, sadness, scandals, secularism, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
While it may seem like a tempest in a teacup, or perhaps the well-earned and inevitable downfall of someone who created a name for himself by flaunting social (or elite) convention constantly and brazenly, I do have grave concerns over the rapid and seemingly near-total destruction of Milo Yiannopolous over the past two days. He just announced his “resignation” from Brietbart a little while ago, but from what I have heard and read the resignation was forced and eagerly desired by some Brietbart staffers who had grown annoyed at Milo’s popularity and antics. His lucrative book deal has been cancelled. He claims he has many new projects in the works, but his name has probably been permanently sullied by this “high tech lynching,” to quote Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
For those unaware of what I am discussing, videos were published, first on sites very closely linked to several high-power establishment Repubniks, containing highly edited statements from Milo Yiannopolous – videos recorded many months to a year+ ago – that gave the appearance that he either supported, apologized for, or had some sympathy for pedophilia. When it was shown that his words were being completely twisted, slightly less edited versions were released that made it appear that Milo was at least of questionable judgment on this matter. Milo maintains he was speaking of personal experience and that he is a bitter opponent of pedophiles.
I have had many thoughts and been rather conflicted about all this. First of all, this is obviously a carefully engineered takedown of someone who was a rising threat to the dominant uniparty elites. The offending comments were made long ago and were the “juiciest” things that hundreds of thousands of dollars of oppo research could find. And they were definitely not good. I think it’s confirmed now that Milo’s perversion is not an act and that it seriously affects aspects of his judgments, and not in a good way.
Amazingly, as all this has developed, it seems the Novus Ordo church played a significant role in Milo’s downfall, and I don’t mean just this week’s developments. Assuming he is being truthful, Milo was first exposed to the sodomite lifestyle by an English Catholic priest. That was his first “experience,” when he was 13. What a tragedy. What a scandal. Even more incredibly, very few people have even batted an eye at this revelation. “Oh yes another priest raped and morally ruined a young boy, yawn……” I mean, that’s’ been the overall reaction. That the Church has been involved in the moral corruption of a young boy yet again, something which not only ruined him but likely his entire family……..it makes me want to throw up. And yes I know this went on before VII, but VII did not materialize from a vacuum. The very fact there were perverts of this type corrupting the priesthood was a significant factor in the phenomenon we call Vatican II even coming into being.
But this revelation brings two very important points to the fore: one, those who suffer childhood sex abuse are never quite right again. Their ability to judge certain moral matters, especially those related to their own sexuality, are almost always forever compromised by the violent taking of their innocence. Secondly, a great many sodomites are sodomites because they were abused by men at a very young age. Thus, this entire sequence of sorry events is not entirely surprising.
That is to say, I agree quite a bit with Sargon’s analysis below, which, while generally apologizing for Milo, admits that he probably had to turn his abuse into a “good thing” to mentally and emotionally deal with such unimaginably deep and hurtful wounds (LANGUAGE WARNING):
I’ll add a few more thoughts, sort of randomly. First of all, the various ages of consent in differing nations are more or less arbitrary. It’s 16 in England, 14 in Germany, generally 17 or 18 in the US, etc. Of course there is no such thing in muslim countries, where young boys are systematically abused with societal and religious approval and girls as young as 8 or 9 are sold as “brides.”
Is the US with relatively high ages of consent more moral? But wasn’t Saint Elizabeth of Hungary married at age 14? In fact, throughout the Age of Faith, the great and high Middle Ages, marriage at such ages was routine. Of course, people generally died much younger, too, but I don’t think 13th century Spain or 11th century Italy was less Christian or less moral than these United States, or anywhere in the world today. Not that I think such is appropriate today, nor would I want that for my 6 daughters. I am merely stating that all these things are really just conventions and are almost wholly arbitrary.
The other things is, Milo is right, those who are carrying out this attempted destruction are not doing so out of moral outrage. They are doing it to take out a target they don’t like. The real target is not Yiannopolous. It’s Steve Bannon, and more importantly, Donald Trump. Milo was, whatever one may think of him, energizing an entirely new generation towards conservative/libertarian/populist beliefs, and there was a very strong cross-over between the thousands of kids who braved insult and injury to hear Milo speak on college campuses and support for Trump. He was also, like Trump, extremely effective at bulldozing into oblivion the cultural marxist structures in the academia, media, heck, in the very language, which are such powerful tools of the Left. He had been almost immune to criticism, with his “high on the victim pyramid” lifestyle and devil may care nature. Until now.
My concern is that if the elite media complex/entrenched political powers can do this to a Milo Yiannopolous or a Mike Flynn, they can do it to any of us. There has been a recent spate of what seem like vengeful attacks from the old media on the new, with targeted takedowns of rising new media personalities. For some analysis of how and why this is happening, I think this is spot on (again, language warning). And, of course, we have seen the media-government complex deign to destroy average Joes and Janes for exceedingly trivial sins against the sexular pagan orthodoxy on a number of occasions, from cake bakers in Oregon to photographers in New Mexico to bed and breakfast owners in Vermont to florists in Washington. This is about power, and maintaining a narrow, undeserving oligarchy in the power and riches which it has arrogated to itself. To me, it’s all part of a broader reaction against the little people who got a little too uppity and actually exercised their rights in a way the elites find annoying.
Having said all that, Milo largely did this to himself. I’d hate to have every off-hand or “boozy” (his words) comment I’ve ever made microscopically analyzed and held up for all the world to see, but that’s also what goes with the territory. The old media and entrenched political powers are not nice people and have no scruples in destroying anyone they perceive as being in their way, or simply annoying. Heck, it’s practically a sport to these people. Milo should have known, having already experienced several attempted “lynchings” for his blasphemies against the state religion of sexular pagan cultural marxism. I’m sure he’ll be back in some fashion, but he’s been permanently damaged by this, which takes away another important defender and ally from Trump.
I expect this to become far more cruel and ugly as we go along. They want to destroy all those who publicly support Trump and ultimately go after him.
Many people, even Texans, are not be aware that by far the most influential/powerful office in Texas state government is that of Lieutenant Governor. The Lieutenant Governor sets the legislative agenda and has a powerful rule-making position in the state senate. The office of governor is much more of a figurehead position that holds only limited powers, the ability to veto legislation being probably the foremost of these.
With that in mind, it is significant that legislation was proposed last month for the upcoming legislative session that would allow private enterprises to set their own policies with regard to this insane “let’s let deranged grown men use the same bathroom as little girls” issue that came to the fore last year under heavy pressure from the Obama administration. Schools and some other public entities would be required to maintain single-sex restrooms.
Shortly after the most recent Super Bowl, which took place in Texas, the NFL decided to huff and puff over this grievous offense to their increasingly radical left-wing sensibilities. An NFL official threatened that should the bill pass, the NFL would block awarding future Super Bowls to the state. Many noted the irony of the timing – they only spoke out after the Super Bowl occurred.
Was Lt. Governor, a stalwart pro-lifer, going to be swayed by this attempted influence? No, no he was not:
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told the National Football League to “get out of politics” and “not tell states what their public policy is” Wednesday after the NFL warned the state about moving forward with a transgender bathroom bill.
Just one week after the NFL held the Super Bowl in Houston, league spokesman Brian McCarthy issued a statement advising the state of Texas to carefully consider whether or not to pass Senate Bill 6, also known as the Texas Privacy Act. The bill, which was proposed in January, allows businesses to choose their own bathroom policies while prohibiting schools from allowing students to use bathrooms or locker rooms whose specified gender does not match their biological sex.
“The NFL needs to get out of politics. They need to stick to their business,” Patrick said Wednesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” “Does [NFL Commissioner] Roger Goodell, who didn’t care about people not respecting the national anthem, who took a while to come down on domestic violence — does he support boys and girls showering together in the 10th grade? Is that what the NFL is for?”
Although the bill was proposed in January, the NFL conveniently waited until the Super Bowl occurred in Texas a month later before issuing its political statement……..
……….But because the NFL is not a school, the Texas Privacy Act would allow the league to institute its own bathroom policies as it sees fit…………”We’re a free enterprise state. If a business wants to be as stupid as Target and run off their business and see their stock drop 25 percent, let them do it,” Patrick said, referencing Target’s decision last year to announce that its patrons could use whichever restroom they wished. [Nice. Thank you.]“We say that no school can have a policy that boys and girls share showers, locker rooms, and bathrooms. So the NFL thinks that’s discriminatory?” Patrick said. “If Roger Goodell is worried about our bill, then why doesn’t he announce that next season every stadium in the NFL is going to allow men in the ladies’ room? I don’t think that would fly with any of the NFL owners. The NFL needs to just stand on the sideline and not tell states what their public policy is.”
The scope of Catholic deplorables is steadily expanding February 17, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, different religion, disaster, error, Francis, General Catholic, horror, paganism, persecution, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, the struggle for the Church, unbelievable BS.
Michael Matt examines a recent interview on MSNBC features Jesuit Father James Martin, wherein Martin manages to cover himself yet again in heaping piles of dung. The Church Militant is bad. The spiritual works of mercy no longer have any application or relevance. “Radical Traditionalists” seek to be a Church Militant, which is completely opposed to Francis’ vision of a new humanist “mercy.” Well…….at least he can get something right:
“This fruit is exhibit A.” Boo-yah. Indeed. Pretty much all that needs to be said regarding Martin. Martin has such a huge signature he sets off my gaydar at about 1000 miles. I don’t pick up Ru Paul until 500 miles, so that tells you something, if you get the joke.
Yes, the Vatican is just infested with “rad-trads.” Yes, it is such a sin to desire a Church that is purer. Yes, Francis’ wrecking ball is just a series of “reforms.” Yes, MSNBC and their ilk have always been concerned with the well-being of the Church. Yes, the term “Church Militant” is a dirty phrase. Jesus Christ was really just a proto-leftist who never preached exclusion on the basis of sin. Martin and Francis and the rest would never subvert Christianity in favor of their true religion, leftist ideology. How much fake news can one 7 minute segment contain? But what else would we expect from the pathological liars at MSNBC?
Bear in mind this very orchestrated set piece attack with yesterday’s post regarding close contacts between Hillary Clinton and Francis. Absolutely nothing the democrat operatives in the media do is accidental. This is all about giving Francis the political cover he needs to execute his revolution.
MSNBC and basically every other leftist media outlet have become personifications of Goebbels. If you have a stalwart opponent, make up the biggest lie possible about them, in this case, that Steve Bannon is a white supremacist, and repeat it constantly as an unassailable truth. There is absolutely no virtue left among these people, they brazenly lie and are positively proud about it.
Exceedingly interesting comments towards the end about who constitutes a “rad trad”………anyone who still accepts the Doctrine of the Faith more or less whole and entire is a “rad trad” in the view of Martin, Francis, and their ideological allies. It matters not a whit whether one assists at the TLM or has problems with Vatican II, even those who fully accept VII as a valid council with valid and good conclusions are grouped into the “rad trad” group of deplorables if they have concerns over Francis’ agenda or simply accept the Doctrine of the Faith. That is to say, the scope of unacceptable belief within the new church of Francis is expanding rapidly and will take in millions more souls than simply those few who have long had grave reservations over the most recent council and the revolution that has afflicted the Church from within.
Leftists cannot stand ideological opposition. Anyone who is not fully on board with the agenda as it is today – and it changes daily – is a deplorable to be ostracized and an enemy to be crushed. The leftist cult demands instant unthinking obeisance to whatever the thought-leading elites in academia, the media, and the political-economic elites demand this instant. 2+2=5. A lie becomes the truth, and then becomes a lie again. Whatever the party needs. Hell on earth. And Christ must be driven from the earth for the glorious new church of man to come into being.
“Francis is shifting the Church so far to the Left that those Catholics who do not go along with him……..will be easily vilified as dangerous extremists. So filled with hate that even our own Church finds us deplorable. Do you see how the persecution is shaping up?”
Hatred Much? Pro-Abort University Staffer Calls for Rape of Pro-Lifer(s) February 13, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Abortion, asshatery, Basics, disaster, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, paganism, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
Because they’re all about visualizing whirled peas. Yes, please do continue to manifestly demonstrate that all your high-minded rhetoric of the past has been naught but pleasant sounding claptrap to advance your noxious agenda and never-satiated quest for power.
A Purdue University staffer was in an online exchange with a local pro-lifer, and called for her to be violently raped because she holds is such an adherent of badthink. Doubleplusungood, Outer Party Member 8954324!! Off to the Miniluv for you!
This kind of completely unhinged rant, this reduction of fellow human beings to below the level of garbage, has become an epidemic of late. Overwhelmingly, the extremists are on the far left side of the political spectrum. People are becoming more and more brazen in their willingness to demonstrate the utter contempt with which they view many others, simply for holding differing views. Far too many have been so inculcated into an ideological bubble that neither seeks nor allows any dissent that when confronted with a radically point of view – even one abundantly supported by massive evidence, such as the ongoing practical genocide against black babies on the part of the abortion industry – they react with unmitigated hatred and hostility.
Ace is calling for a national, dispassionate divorce. More and more, that seems a far happier outcome than what increasingly appears to be in the offing, rampant violence in the streets with numerous uninvolved/innocent individuals being caught up in the nightmare:
A Purdue University staff member is being investigated after he allegedly threatened to rape pro-life women during an online debate about the campus pro-life club’s recent campaign.
The Purdue Students for Life group has been facing a heavy backlash this week after its members put up posters around campus that focused on how the abortion industry targets black women and their unborn babies for abortions. In coordination with Black History Month, the campaign posters read “Hands Up, Don’t Abort” and “Black Children are an Endangered Race” and included the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. [That is pretty hardcore and in your face, but the facts eminently support the claim. Nearly half of all black babies conceived are murdered in the womb. In some locales like NYC the number is closer to 2/3. That is very nearly genocide, and something of which the vast majority of the population, especially millennials carefully propagandized within the education industrial complex, are wholly unaware. But what is being called for here is the END of the slaughter of blacks. It is somehow racist to desire more black babies to live? Does everything seem totally upside down?]
On Monday, a small group of pro-abortion students and faculty held a sit-in protest during the pro-life club’s meeting and demanded an apology, LifeNews reported.
Then on Wednesday, the team at Students for Life reported the discovery of a violent threat against pro-lifers by Purdue staff member Jamie Newman. Newman reportedly called for the rape of pro-life women in an online comment on Live Action News.
According to Students for Life, Newman used his Disqus account “jamiegnewman” to post the following comment:
Oh, I’m sorry. So, let me make my intentions quite explicit: I did in fact offer to rape Tom’s wife/daughter/great grandmother. Free of charge, even. I’m generous that way.
Here’s the number for the West Lafayette Police Department: 765-775-5500. Here’s the number for the local FBI office: 765-435-5619. Drop that dime! I could strike at any minute
*giggles* (like a girl) [Oh, so brave. Such an online strong man. See the photo of this brawny alpha male below.]
……..Newman also allegedly posted two comments on Feb. 4, according to screen shots by Students for Life:
You folks are vile, racist idiots, who richly deserve all the opprobrium that will be heaped on you as a result of this unbelievably thoughtless, stupid escapade. That you are seemingly incapable of appreciating the moral, legal, and social differ[ences]…
“And that you should have pulled this stunt at the beginning of Black History Month suggests you are are either epically cluless or profoundly malicious. So which is is – embarrassingly dumb or simply evil?
Across the country, and I believe Purdue has been a part of this, young men have been booted off campus through kangaroo courts that find them guilty of “rape” upon nothing more than an accusation from an aggrieved and frequently unhinged woman, frequently months if not years after the alleged act. This persecution of males was instigated through threatening communiques from the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice, which threatened to pull federal funding from colleges that did not implement an extremely aggressive persecution of males anti-rape policy.
So, has Purdue applied this same kind of draconian policy to this leftist staffer? I mean, here we have an actual threat of rape. If this were a male student having made this threat, he would be gone. There would be no “due process” or “investigation,” both of which are entirely lacking for most young men unjustly booted off campus for “hooking up” with the wrong unsettled woman.
See how they respond:
The university said it is investigating Newman and his alleged threats of sexual assault against pro-lifers. Local news station WLFI reports police also are investigating.
Purdue Assistant Vice President for Strategic Communications Julie Rosa told Campus Reform: “Obviously, a threat of rape is outside the bounds of any definition of protected speech. Due process requires that, before taking any action, we verify the alleged facts and give this staff member the chance to explain himself if he can. Needless to say, the statements, as alleged, are reprehensible and unacceptable in the eyes of the entire Purdue community.”
Hundreds of young men were given no chance to explain themselves, were provided with no counsel, and could not even cross-examine or challenge their user’s claims. Contradictory evidence supplied by the accused is often thrown out.
But we all know that we live in a two-class society, where members of one of the left’s approved classes – and especially its (at present – this will change) darlings, the academia – get special rights and privileges, while the rest of us get the full measure of the law and whatever extrajudicial punishment the societal elites (almost all of them within the left-wing spectrum) feel moved to dole out. This can include total social ostracization, the ruining of careers, if not actual criminal prosecution and jail time. All for holding wrongthink.
People will not stand for being treated as inferior, second class citizens. And the other side has, over decades, painted itself into an intellectual and emotional corner where it cannot see those outside their narrow ideological worldview as anything but. That’s why I keep alluding to this not ending well. I pray to God I’m wrong.
The awesomely hulky and overbearingly masculine Mr. Newman:
In my experience, the wimpier, more ineffectual, and more effeminate a person knows he is, the more prone to online threats they are. But we’ve seen an epidemic of violence emanating from exactly these sorts, when they are in comfortably large groups confronted with single individuals or much smaller groups. When confronted with strength – there were specific occasions of this at Berkeley – they suddenly become much more accommodating and reasonable.
Classic cowards and bullies. How crass and boorish our culture has become. There was a time, within living memory, when making threats like the ones this poor lost soul made would have gotten one permanently banned from polite society, certainly a university setting where one has some charge over young people and especially young ladies. Not anymore. Not only will this guy likely not lose his job, he’ll probably receive many plaudits and kudos from his colleagues.
And that’s why all but a select few colleges will not see my money or my kids.
Iraqi Bishop – Where Were Leftist Protesters When Christians Were Being Slaughtered? February 3, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, cultural marxism, Ecumenism, episcopate, error, General Catholic, Holy suffering, horror, persecution, rank stupidity, secularism, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
They were at home, smokin’ bud and enjoying some internet porn, silly. Leftist concern for others stops where their political convictions end. If you don’t advance their political agenda, they couldn’t care less for you or your suffering. Christians are the hated enemy, not part of their coalition of the damaged. Thus, the Christians of Iraq and Syria (among many other places) could go suck an egg for all leftists care. No political advantage, no protests for you!
I guess I should do a quick reset before I jump into the block quote – President Trump executed a very narrow and temporary ban against muslims from certain terrorist-supporting/afflicted countries last weekend. The left has gone nuts over this supposed tyrannical and wholly racially motivated ban on all muslims, simply because Trump is Racist McHitler. As the Iraqi Archbishop notes, however, these same leftists seemed a lot less, ah…….energized…….when it was simply Christians being slaughtered in their thousands, rather than a few hundred muslims potentially inconvenienced by having their travel plans delayed. Ah…….priorities. The Left always has them:
The Catholic Archbishop of Erbil has denounced the hypocrisy of those protesting President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration, wondering aloud where all of the demonstrators were when Islamic State fighters were slaughtering Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.
In an interview with the online journal Crux, Archbishop Bashar Warda said that from his perspective in Iraq, he couldn’t help but ask “why all of these protesters were not protesting in the streets when ISIS came to kill Christians and Yazidis and other minority groups.”
Warda also criticized the policies of the Obama administration, which offered no financial assistance to displaced Christians in Islamic State territory and instead favored Syrian Muslims when it came to accepting refugees into the United States.
“They were not protesting when the tens of thousands of displaced Christians my archdiocese has cared for since 2014 received no financial assistance from the U.S. government or the U.N.,” he said. “There were no protests when Syrian Christians were only let in at a rate that was 20 times less than the percentage of their population in Syria.”
“I do not understand why some Americans are now upset that the many minority communities that faced a horrible genocide will finally get a degree of priority in some manner,” Warda added. [Great point. Under Obama, persecuted Christians found it virtually impossible to obtain a visa to come to the US. Only a tiny fraction of “refugees” from Iraq and Syria have been Christian, in spite of the fact that Christians made up 15-20% of the pre-war Syrian population and have been the most targeted people in this terrible conflict. Fortunately, Trump seems to be finally giving them the priority they deserve. That’s what happens when you have a nominally Christian president versus a muslim one.]
The archbishop also suggested that the inconvenience posed by a three-month moratorium on visas is nothing compared to the suffering of minorities in Iraq and Syria during the past several years, and yet no one seemed to think that was worthy of a protest.
“Most Americans have no concept of what it was like to live as a Yazidi or Christian or other minority as ISIS invaded,” he said. “Our people had the option to flee, to convert, or to be killed, and many were killed in the most brutal ways imaginable.”
“But there were none of these protests then of ISIS’s religious test,” he said. [Of course not! Muslims are perceived by leftists as part of their political coalition, whereas Christians are, as I stated above, the hated and despised enemy that must be crushed at all costs. They didn’t protest because not only did they not care, but probably thought the Christians had it coming (speculative, but quite probably true).]
In his lengthy interview, Warda underscored the hypocrisy of protesters who are willing to side with Muslims but won’t lift a finger to aid Christians facing genocide in the Middle East.
“Our people lost everything because of their faith—they were targeted for their faith, just like the Yazidis and others too,” he said. “Now these protesters are saying that religion should not matter at all, even though someone was persecuted for their faith, even though persecution based on religion is one of the grounds for refugee status in the UN treaty on refugees.”
“From here I have to say, it is really unbelievable,” he said. [That’s the Western Left, as unbelievable as it is despicable. How was last night in Manhattan near NYU, by the way?]
Warda also blasted the careless journalists who have called the order a “Muslim ban,” noting that this label is not only false but also dangerous to Christians and other minorities living in lands dominated by Islamic terrorists.
“All those who cry out that this is a ‘Muslim Ban,’” Warda said, should understand clearly that they are hurting Christians and “putting us at greater risk.”
“Here in Iraq we Christians cannot afford to throw out words carelessly as the media in the West can do,” he added. “I would ask those in the media who use every issue to stir up division to think about this.”
“For the media these things become an issue of ratings, but for us the danger is real,” he said. [Not just ratings – also advancing their dearly held religious-political agenda]
The Archbishop said “it is very hard for me to understand why comfortable people in the West think those who are struggling to survive against genocide, and whose communities are at extreme risk of disappearing completely, should not get some special consideration.”
Everyone possessed of any sense and decency agrees. I pray God many of those Christians suffering horrible atrocities as a direct result of deliberate (and disastrous)US policy decisions by the preceding administration can finally obtain some redress from our nation, which put them into this nightmare situation to a large degree in the first place. It may be too little and too late, but it’s better than the status quo.
Laudits to Archbishop Warda for having the wherewithal to tell it like it is, at least on this particular matter. May God give him strength to better proclaim the Truth of Jesus Christ and the plight of his people as time moves on.
PS – So, I work with an Iraqi Christian. His name is David. He has led a most remarkable life. He was a graduate student in mechanical engineering when the US invaded in 2003. He very much wanted Saddam gone and was glad for the initial US intervention. He served as an interpreter in combat operations with US forces (mostly Marines) in some of the most horrific fighting in Iraq. He was at Fallujah in 2004 and 2007. It was there that the jihadis identified him and he had to flee. So he – get this – walked out of Iraq, across hundreds of miles of barren desert, to Jordanian refugee camp. From there, he somehow wound up in eastern Ukraine. There he met his wife and obtained a visa to come to the US. He then joined the US Army and went back to Iraq for two tours. He got his citizenship and US degree in 2015 and has been working at our company ever since.
Did David vote for Trump? Yes. Does he hate Obama? Yes. Does he think Obama more or less permitted/encouraged the destruction of his country? Yes. Does he support the “travel ban?” Yes. Does he think muslims are fundamentally incompatible with Western civilization? Hell yes. He was fortunately able to get his family here last year. They are all Christian. He knows many Christians still in Iraq. He is very happy that they may now have a much better chance of escaping the hell that Iraq has become. He is an Orthodox from the Nineveh plain outside Mosul. Good guy.
Francis: Pope accuses Christians of ‘cowardliness’ for overfocus on following ‘all’ 10 Commandments February 2, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, disaster, error, Francis, General Catholic, horror, persecution, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, the struggle for the Church, unbelievable BS.
Reveal a bit too much, perhaps, Papa Bergoglio? Those who are capable of observing the 10 Commandments rarely find cause to chastise others over their doing the same.
Anyway, this has already been all over, but Francis has once again made plain he has no mercy for those he perceives as his ideological opponents, and would really rather they not be in his new, oh-so-humble and merciful church. “Why don’t you just leave?” is a not-unreasonable summation of this latest rant (my emphasis and comments):
In another in a long stream of apparent attacks on his critics, Pope Francis gave a homily last week accusing Christians who avoid taking risks out of concern for the Ten Commandments as suffering from “cowardliness,” warning that such people become “paralyzed” and unable to “go forward.”
“‘Not taking risks, please, no… prudence…Obeying all the commandments, all of them…,’” [Do you not get the implication that the pope sees something seriously wrong with people who actually obey the Commandments? That would explain a very great deal, wouldn’t it?] the pope said, characterizing the thinking of such Christians. “Yes, it’s true, but this paralyzes you too, it makes you forget so many graces received, it takes away memory, it takes away hope, because it doesn’t allow you to go forward.”
Such people become “confined souls” who suffer from the sin of “cowardice,” the pope added. “And the presen[ce] of a Christian, of such a Christian, is like when one goes along the street and an unexpected rain comes, and the garment is not so good and the fabric shrinks…Confined souls…This is cowardliness: this is the sin against memory, courage, patience, and hope.” [This doesn’t remotely make sense. It’s just a gratuitous insult.]
The remarks were made during a homily delivered on January 27th during a mass he was celebrating in Casa Santa Marta….. A translation was provided by both Rome Reports and Vatican Radio (the Rome Reports translation is quoted above).
The translation published by Vatican Radio rendered the Italian word “pusillanimità” (similar to the English word “pusillanimity”) as “faintheartedness.” However, Italian-English dictionaries translate the word “pusillanime” and “pusillanimità” as “cowardly” and “cowardice.” The pope used the word twice during his homily.
The pope’s remarks appeared to be directed against those who criticize him for using Amoris Laetitia to permit those who are living in adulterous second “marriages” to receive Holy Communion at the discretion of their priest. The practice contradicts the Church’s Code of Canon Law, as well as its perennial tradition of prohibiting the sacraments to those who are living in public mortal sin……….
…….The pope’s statements are the latest in a volley of barbs apparently aimed at critics of Amoris Laetitia in recent weeks.
In late December, addressing the issue of resistance to his attempted reforms, [THEY’RE NOT REFORMS! WHY DO PEOPLE GRANT HIM ALL THAT INTELLECTUAL ASSENT! They are massive attacks on the solemn Doctrine of the Faith! They are radical and dangerous innovations! They are a surrender of the Church’s sacred duty! But they are not “reforms!” Reforms improve things, they don’t wreck them!]Francis decried “malicious resistance” that “takes refuge in traditions, appearances, formalities, in the familiar, or else in a desire to make everything personal, failing to distinguish between the act, the actor, and the action.” The last reference seems to be to those who object to his insinuation in Amoris Laetitia that those civilly remarried and living in an adulterous relationship are not guilty of a sin if they commit it with the intention of maintaining unity for the sake of children, or if they fear they might fall into another sin. [So now the ends justify the means, apparently. It’s better to commit this mortal sin than that one!]
On January 20 Francis complained in a homily about “lazy Christians, Christians, who do not have the will to continue, Christians, who do not struggle for a change of things, for new things to come, those that if changed would be a good for everybody.”[Ummm, that’s pretty much all and those like me do. But you’re not talking about what is really best for souls, Francis, you are talking about what is best for your ideological presuppositions.] He made an apparent comparison of his critics to “the doctors of the law who persecuted Jesus,” observing that “these men did everything prescribed by the law. But their mindset was distanced from God. Theirs was an egotistical mindset, focused on themselves: their hearts constantly condemned [others].”
And once again Francis clothes himself with a false cloak of Jesus Christ, inverting the truth – Christ chastised the doctors of the law for permitting sin in exactly the same way Francis encourages it – in order to justify his massive novelties and dangerous (im)moral experiments.
Ah whatever. I’ve gotten to the point where I expect nothing less than ad hominems on the faithful and a wholesale assault on the Faith from this guy. It’s infuriating and makes me very sad because I know he’s wreaking massive destruction on souls, but for whatever reason it is our lot to be stuck with this man at this time. May God have mercy on His Church and send us a worthy successor of St. Peter soon if not immediately.
h/t reader TT
The Moral Collapse of the Boy Scouts Appears Complete January 31, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, cultural marxism, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, persecution, rank stupidity, Revolution, scandals, secularism, sexual depravity, sickness, unadulterated evil.
Well, that didn’t take long…….2 1/2 years from accepting self-described homosexual youth members, then accepting scoutmasters and other leaders who openly practice sodomy, to now, accepting girls pretending to be boys. The test case involves an EIGHT year old. The parents that are allowing children to become so warped and then encourage their self-hatred and self-abuse would ideally be prime candidates for repeated visits from CPS, but in this crazy mixed up world of ours, that’s not likely to happen. Quite the contrary, the parent (only one is mentioned) involved will be praised to the skies for helping gift their child with a lifetime of loneliness, confusion, self-loathing, and exceedingly high rates of drug dependence, violence, and suicide.
Once again, an “advance” much ballyhooed and cherished by leftists has children as its principle victims (my emphasis and comments):
A New Jersey woman whose son [A lie becomes the truth……..Orwellian. It’s not her son, it’s her daughter, and far too young to even the remotely comprehend the implications of this “gender dysphoria” the poor confused soul has been sucked into through whatever means] was asked to leave his Boy Scouts troop after leaders found out he is transgender said she has mixed emotions about the organization’s decision to allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys-only programs.
The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that enrollment in its boys-only programs will now be based on the gender a child or parent lists on his application to become a scout, rather than the gender listed on the child’s birth certificate. [Once you start to yield to the sexular pagan agenda, there is no limit to the demands they will make upon you, and each surrender makes the next both easier and more likely. The Boy Scouts, as I predicted when they first collapsed, are finished.]
Eight-year-old “Joe“ Maldonado was asked to leave his scout troop in Secaucus, New Jersey, last fall after parents and leaders found out he is transgender. The organization’s statement did not specifically mention Joe’s case, but said it changed the policy because of the larger conversation about gender identity taking place around the country.
Kristie Maldonado, Joe’s mother, said she had mixed emotions Monday night when a Boy Scouts representative called to tell her the organization would allow her son to re-enroll in his troop. Maldonado said she would like her son to rejoin the Secaucus troop, but only if the scout leader who threw him out of the troop leaves. [As I said, the demands never stop. They will dictate every tiny detail of policy to you, until your organization is nothing but another leftist agitation group.]
She said “Joe“, who will turn 9 on Wednesday, has spoken publicly about the incident. She called him a “ham” and noted he had a big birthday party on Saturday with the mayor of Secaucus in attendance. [Please never tell me there are not powerful inducements for confused young people to get sucked into this nightmarish lifestyle. The mayor attended her birthday party! Even though she’s so young she can have no comprehension of the consequences of her actions. Is her young body already being flooded with carcinogenic hormones to help insure she doesn’t have second thoughts?]
Speaking of powerful inducements, how many parents, possibly of a social justice warrior inclination, might be encouraging – consciously or unconsciously – their children to loathe their true nature and desire to be the sainted “other?” There are incredibly powerful inducements at play – cultural approbation, a very high station in the pyramid of victimhood, political blandishments, the adoration of the leftist media, power to force people to take actions you desire, and a virtual “get out of jail free” card that excuses any current or future misdeeds to ethereal “bias.” For a growing number of people, these enticements are too sweet to resist.
Will parents start abandoning the Boy Scouts en masse? Participation has been declining for a long time, and its accelerated of late. But given how fast the Boy Scouts – long a stalwart defender of traditional morality and beliefs – are collapsing, I’m surprised more people haven’t abandoned it yet. I know there are families with long associations with the Boy Scouts, who loathe to accept the rapidly changing reality and comprehend the insidious, destructive moral collapse at work in the organization. I’m sure they are convinced that their troop is “one of the good ones,” with no open individuals given over to these various disordered (if not actively sinful) inclinations.
But for how long? If they won’t abandon the Scouts over this, what, if anything, could possibly induce them to do so?
The organization, much like the Church, is being hollowed out from within. We see in this a clear warning of what will happen to any organization that surrenders to the Leftist cultural zeitgeist – at least in its human element.
It leaves nothing but destruction and gravely wounded souls in its wake.
PS -All the comments directed at families above can be equally, if not more forcefully, directed at the Church in the US, which has had a long association with the Boy Scouts. Is there any moral collapse that will induce pastors, bishops, and/or the USCCB, to finally and unequivocally cut ties?
Yes, I won’t hold my breath.