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A lot of people hold the pious hope that this Francis phenomenon will simply be a short lived nightmare, a sort of slumbering return to the horrifying days of the late 60s and 70s before we wake up and get back to “normality,” meaning something more conservative-ish like JPII and Benedict (leaving aside how much these two pontiffs leave to be desired compared to, say, a Gregory XVI or Leo XIII, let alone a Pius V).
I have been trying to steel folks in my inner circle – and, to some degree, readers of the blog – to the fact that Francis and those who elected him are not at all satisfied with a trip down memory lane to their salad days as bead wearing long haired hippy revolutionaries in the Church. They mean to make the revolution they’ve always sought permanent. Even though Francis has behaved almost frenetically in trying to impose this agenda, he’s old and his pontificate could end at any moment. More importantly, he could be replaced by someone sane and possessed of a Catholic sensus fidei, and the dream would go into remission, again.
Unless, of course, they can so arrange things that Francis is simply the first of an endless line of progressive pontiffs who will “sing their new church into being.” Rorate holds similar concerns, as expressed below, considering the rumors that arch-liberal Cardinal Tagle of Manila is going to replace Cardinal Muller at the CDF and thus have a powerful resume for the next conclave:
To the recent reports from other sources that Cardinal Müller has already offered his resignation from CDF, Rorate can now add, from its own very well-placed sources, that there is a plan at the highest levels to replace Müller as Prefect of CDF with no less than the Asian “Pope Francis”, the man seen by many as Francis’ dauphin, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.
Müller, appointed Prefect in July 2012, has been effectively marginalized in the past years over the Family Synods and most importantly over Amoris Laetitia
. Questions about his future in the Roman Curia have been persistent through the years. It remains to be seen whether he will eventually be sent back to Germany to take the still-vacant see of Mainz (traditionally a red-hat see), or be tossed to a ceremonial position, or whether, like Stanisław Cardinal Ryłko last year
, he will simply be retired long before turning 75.
Tagle’s own theological oeuvre
is very thin and his academic reputation rests mainly on the essays he wrote as part of the Bologna School’s History of Vatican II. It is his slick promotion by the mainstream Catholic media, his reliably progressivist views (couched in “moderate” language) coupled with his stint at the International Theological Commission and the patronage he received from Joseph Ratzinger, first as CDF Prefect then as Pope, that have combined to give him an aura of learning far beyond what is supported by his real output. His election
as President of both the Catholic Biblical Federation (in 2014) and Caritas International (in 2015) and his designation as one of three Delegate Presidents of the Extraordinary Synod of 2014 further guaranteed his prominence in the universal Church.
Should this latest plan come to pass, Cardinal Tagle, who will turn 60 in June, will have an enviable “CV” for a conclave frontrunner: a long stint (more than 15 years and counting) as diocesan bishop then archbishop, followed by a stint as head of a Curial dicastery.
We shall see. We don’t know much of what the 2013 conclave was like, internally (though we have much evidence that the reason why it ended so quickly was because of illicit collaboration among progressives that some think even invalidate the results), but I think we can be sure the next one is going to be really fierce and take a lot longer. I’m sure the progressives will try to repeat their trick, but their opponents will likely be a lot more organized, if still badly outnumbered. I’m sure – or I hope? – it would be a heck of a fight.
We can do a great deal by praying like mad not only for some kind of miracle with this pontificate but even more for the next one. Men have to be open to Grace for prayer to work on them……..I think I’m not alone in wondering just how open this present occupant may be.
Posted by Tantumblogo in cultural marxism, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, Immigration, It's all about the $$$, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, the enemy.
Just some data to confirm what you already knew: the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which probably did some good and helpful work decades ago in helping to undermine and eliminate the legacy of the Jim Crow South, long ago became just another corrupt agent of leftist agitprop. More specifically, they’re simply another attack wing of the demonrat party, trading on the good name and legacy they built up decades ago to engage in nakedly biased, partisan political attacks.
And typical for politically favored institutional attack dogs, their attacks are typically based on outright falsehoods and incredibly manipulated “data.” As a for instance, in the wake of Trump’s election – and frankly mere days after the event – the SPLC claimed that “attacks” against muslims had skyrocketed, as had the number of anti-muslim “hate” groups.
How did this horrible outbreak of persecution occur? By broadcasting doubtful, or even inventing, incidents (many of which have been very publicly debunked) and listing things like billboards and individuals who hold beliefs the very far left SPLC finds wrong as being purveyors of “hate,” even if these beliefs are held by a large majority of Americans. FrontPageMag has catalogued a partial list of some of their recent inventions and false condemnations of largely innocent people, who simply happen to think differently than they do, and it’s an amazing compilation:
“Huge Growth in Anti-Muslim Hate Groups During 2016: SPLC Report,” wails NBC News. “Watchdog: Number of anti-Muslim hate groups tripled since 2015,” FOX News bleats. ABC News vomits up this word salad. “Trump cited in report finding increase in US hate groups for 2nd year in a row.”
The SPLC stands for the Southern Poverty Law Center: an organization with slightly less credibility than Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and without the academic degree in greasepaint.
And you won’t believe the shameless way the SPLC faked its latest Islamophobia crisis.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s latest “hate group” sightings claims that the “number of anti-Muslim hate groups increased almost three-fold in 2016.”
That’s a lot of folds.
And there is both bad news and good news from its “Year in Hate and Extremism.”
First the good news.
Casa D’Ice Signs, the sign outside a bar in K-Mart Plaza in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is no longer listed as a hate group. The sign outside the bar had been listed as a hate group by the SPLC for years. The owner of Casa D’Ice had been known for putting politically incorrect signs outside his bar. So the SPLC listed the “signs” as a hate group. (Even though there was only one sign.) Not the bar. That would have made too much sense.
Since then Casa D’Ice was sold and the SPLC has celebrated the defeat of another hate group. Even if the hate group was just a plastic sign outside a bar.
But the bad news, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, is that anti-Muslim hate groups shot up from only 34 in 2015 to 101 in 2016.
What could possibly account for that growth? Statistical fakery so fake that a Vegas bookie would weep…….
…….The SPLC decided to count 45 chapters of Act for America as separate groups.
How do you get a sudden rise from 34 to 101 hate groups? It helps to suddenly add 45 chapters of one group. Act for America isn’t a hate group. It’s also just as obviously not 45 groups.
Act for America was only listed as one group in the 2015 list. It shot up to 45 now.
Furthermore Act for America boasts not 45, but 1,000 chapters across the country. Why list just 45 of them? Look at it from the SPLC’s perspective. Next year, it can add 200 chapters and claim that anti-Muslim hate groups once again tripled. And then it can do the same thing again the year after that……..
……..[T]he SPLC makes a point of highlighting the locations of likely terrorist targets. [People who oppose radical islam, for instance, or who uphold traditional morality] And the Southern Poverty Law Center’s map of hate has been used by terrorists before.
Floyd Lee Corkins opened fire at the headquarters of the Family Research Council. The conservative Christian organization had been targeted by Corkins because of its appearance on the SPLC’s list.
“Southern Poverty Law lists anti-gay groups. I found them online,” Corkins later confessed to the FBI.
When Leo Johnson, the building’s African-American manager, attempted to stop Corkins, the SPLC shooter told Johnson that he didn’t like his politics and opened fire. The SPLC gunman had planned to kill everyone in the office, but Johnson’s heroic actions saved their lives. The African-American building manager was forced to undergo painful surgeries because of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate list.
Despite its role in the terror attack, the SPLC continues to target the Family Research Council.
None of the so-called “Anti-Muslim hate groups” listed by the SPLC have shot anyone. The SPLC has……
……..But there is one barrier to being listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
No amount of overt anti-Semitism from CAIR’s Nihad Awad would ever get the Islamist hate group listed as a hate group. Even CAIR’s flirtation with Neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers can’t get it on the hate map. The SPLC collaborated with the Muslim Public Affairs Council despite its anti-Semitism.
Instead the SPLC lists counterterrorism organizations such as the Investigative Project on Terrorism, the Clarion Project and the David Horowitz Freedom Center which point out their terror ties as hate groups.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is greedy, cynical and dishonest.
Shorter post – the SPLC are thoroughgoing leftists who trade on the name and sufferings of those who truly fought discrimination and unjust persecution in order to advance leftism. If a person or group leans left, or is perceived as being part of the leftist coalition, as muslims are (even though muslims would destroy them, and take away so much of the sexual license leftists purport to love), they can literally do no wrong. If a person or group (or sign) is perceived as standing in opposition to leftism, they can do no right, and the SPLC will be quite happy to unjustly tar that individual as some kind of hate-mongerer, if they hold beliefs counter to the religion of sexualized secular paganism. It’s a travesty what they are allowed to do, but it’s part and parcel of the Left here and throughout the West.
Indeed, the SPLC has long listed traditional Catholic groups like the SSPX as “extremist” and supposedly guilty of one bad “-ism” or another. That’s because traditional Catholics uphold morals and decency, and those things are bad, because large parts of the leftist coalition would get bad feelz if someone “judged” their sodomizing or adulterating. They also have listed anti-abortion groups as “hate groups.” Soooo………they’re bad. Finis.
I pray to have the time tomorrow to post something much more substantive than these endless catalogs of the left’s moral failings and frank evil. They’re important, but I will try to focus tomorrow and next week on much more Catholic-focused posts.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, mortification, paganism, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Spiritual Warfare, the struggle for the Church, Tradition, Virtue.
Not me for a change. Reader and longtime helper of this blog MJD is having severe breathing problems that impacting her ability to sleep, among other things. Please pray that doctors may diagnose the cause, which has been elusive, and devise a more effective treatment.
More generally speaking, apparently there is an effort afoot by pagan witches worldwide to curse President Trump. The Nineveh 90 group sent out an e-mail to all the thousands who signed up for that effort of prayer and penance to spiritually support the president through prayers and spiritual warfare tomorrow, Feb. 24 2017, the day the curses/spells are supposed to be unleashed. You are especially encouraged to pray the Chaplet of the Holy Face. More from Fr. Richard Heilman:
TO ALL … ESPECIALLY NINEVEH 90 WARRIORS!!
This is Friday. It is also our fasting day. I am calling upon everyone to add the Chaplet of the Holy Face on Friday, and also add special prayers of protection and blessing upon President Trump. Offer up your sufferings for the President this Friday!
The Gospel on this day also has the explicit teaching of Christ against divorce and remarriage.
THIS IS A SPIRITUAL WARFARE DAY!!!
Thank you for your charitable generosity in these matters. May God bless and reward you abundantly.
Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, disaster, error, family, foolishness, General Catholic, It's all about the $$$, paganism, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
Aside from a bit of football, mostly college, we never watch TV. Even watching football on a Saturday afternoon is problematic, at least, because of the commercials. We generally turn the channel or turn it off.
So the likelihood that we would stumble on this atrocious new program from Fox called “The Mick” is low, but I’ve got to say I think I saw ads for it during a bowl game. It looked terrible, and it seems it is. It inspires me to want to get rid of the TV someone gave us a couple of years ago. Here are the problems with this new program, to air during the “family hours” of prime time:
And what exactly is “The Mick”?
It’s a “comedy” series featuring “Micky”, an irresponsible, foul-mouthed, cigarette-smoking alcoholic, pill popping woman who assumes guardianship of her spoiled niece and nephews.
It features unprotected teen sex, a child consuming quantities of birth control pills. Strong language (“b*tch,” “a$$,”) and crude sexual references are frequent, with kicking, screaming, and slapping.
And it’s airing right now in the “family hour”, when programming is supposed to be appropriate for any age.
But is this program “appropriate”? Just listen to this:
- Kids get slapped in the face repeatedly.
- There is underage drinking, foul language, and drug use.”
- Along with an incredible array of inappropriate sexual banter, and nasty talk.
And it gets even worse. Mick lets her teenage niece have boys in her room, and smiles with approval when she hears banging coming from upstairs.
So is Mick a “cool aunt?”
Or is this twisted and warped entertainment – using kids to promote contraception, homosexuality, and transgenderism?
More from this site where you can sign a petition opposing the airing of this program:
Lindsay Kornick with the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters writes: “There is nothing decent about The Mick. Not the topic, not the characters, and most definitely not the humor.”
Little Boy in Dress Says It ‘Breezes on My V*****’ in Twisted Trailer for ‘The Mick’
Fox Comedy Features 6YO ‘Trans’ Boy Wearing Bondage Gag
I don’t know how effective this kind of opposition is. You’re probably better off telling Fox that, thanks to them, you’ve decided to cancel your cable/satellite/broadband subscription and won’t be viewing ANY programming, least of all theirs.
We always hear what a fallacy the slippery slope argument is, and, logically speaking, it can be, but this all started with short skirts and innuendo in the 60s, fell into more bawdy and controversial humor in the 70s, then descended into outright nudity, profanity, and immorality in the 80s and 90s. Television programming is enormously powerful and has probably played THE key role in the advance of the sodomite and other perverse agendas – indeed, as the orchestrators of those agendas deliberately planned that to be. The infamous book laying out the “gay agenda” in the late 80s – After the Ball – spoke of using TV and the movies to first normalize sodomy, and then so glorify it as to be in many senses viewed as superior to morally upright use of the marital faculties. And so here we are today, with transgender 6 year olds wearing ball gags, for pity’s sake. What a travesty. All along, people have been pooh-poohed who warned that the steady decline in morality in broadcast media would lead to exactly what we see today, and we were all lectured by our cultural betters what fools such nattering nabobs of negativity were.
Couple this post with the previous one for a course of appropriate action, perhaps.
Posted 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?”
Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, error, family, General Catholic, Immigration, priests, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, the struggle for the Church, Tradition.
This may be a bit dated – it was posted 10 days ago – but it’s very good. I thought the comments linking universities to just extended-age day care centers especially prescient. There’s a video at the bottom that ties in today’s “triggered,” screeching college students with their day care upbringings that I believe is spot on. I add emphasis and comments:
In the margin of a public speaker’s manuscript was the notation: “Weak point. Shout.” Such is the rhetoric of those who place emotion over logic and make policy through gangs rather than parliaments. In Athens 2,400 years ago, Aristophanes described the demagogue as having “a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, cross-grained nature and the language of the marketplace.” That marketplace today includes the biased media and the universities that have become daycare centers. [So what they really are, then, instead of being places of learning and development of independence, simply incredibly expensive extended day care for young adults? Again, see the video at bottom, which I think is incredibly prescient. I do think a fascinating study could be done to examine political ideology against method of upbringing. I do wonder if a lot of the millennial trigger generation is not due to low-attention upbringing.]
The recent action of our government’s executive branch to protect our borders and enforce national security is based on Constitutional obligations (Art. 1 sec 10 and Art. 4 sec 4). It is a practical protection of the tranquility of order explained by Saint Augustine when he saw the tranquillitas ordinis of Roman civilization threatened. Saint Thomas Aquinas sanctioned border control (S. Th. I-II, Q. 105, Art. 3). No mobs shouted in the marketplace two years ago when the Terrorist Travel Prevention Act restricted visa waivers for Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. The present ban continues that, and only for a stipulated ninety days, save for Syria. There is no “Muslim ban” as should be obvious from the fact that the restrictions do not apply to other countries with Muslim majorities, such as Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Turkey. [Truth has no meaning anymore. Not for the elites and their leftist allies, who are so one in essence I repeat myself. They think “banning muslims” will turn people off Trump, but in reality a majority of Americans are in favor of completely terminating all immigration by muslims into this country.]
These are facts ignored by demagogues who speak of tears running down the face of the Statue of Liberty. At issue is not immigration, but illegal immigration. It is certainly manipulative of reason to justify uncontrolled immigration by citing previous generations of immigrants to our shores, all of whom went through the legal process, mostly in the halls of Ellis Island. And it is close to blasphemy to invoke the Holy Family as antinomian refugees, for they went to Bethlehem in obedience to a civil decree requiring tax registration, and they violated no statutes when they sought protection in Egypt…….
It is obvious that the indignant demonstrators against the new Executive Orders are funded in no little part by wealthy interests who would provoke agitation. [Because they seek to maintain the status quo that so enriches and empowers them even as it exposes Americans (and many others) to increasing danger and poverty. But like Francis, being the perfect narcissists they are, they care for no one but themselves.] These same people have not shown any concern about the neglected Christians seeking refuge from persecution in the Middle East. In 2016 there was a 675% increase in the number of Syrian refugees over the previous year, but while 10% of the Syrian population is Christian, only one-half of one percent of the Syrian Christians were granted asylum. It is thankworthy that our changed government now wants to redress that. The logic of that policy must not be shouted down by those who screech rather than reason.
They screech because they have very little to reason with, either from supporting evidence, or even the ability to argue. That’s much of the reason behind the outrage sparked by Milo Yiannopolous, if you’re unable to out-argue someone, shout them down. These paid leftist rioters cannot argue with the will of the American people, so they are trying to subvert it in the streets.
Yes, the argument below is snarky and simplistic, but I do wonder if there may not be something to it:
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Maybe not ALL fronts, but on many, anyway. Because I haven’t had time to post much thanks to 3 days of truly interminable meetings (which are, Deo Gratias, now done), I’ll just post a roundup of many of the troubling items that have broken just in the past few days. Much of this may be old news, but sometimes the gravity of things really sinks in when items are compressed together.
First up, last week it was revealed that Francis – in a truly revealing move, as if we needed more revelation of his extreme ideological predilections – had decided to attack “restorationist” religious orders with numerous vocations at a meeting of heads of religious orders last fall, because being a Jesuit, he knows that the only purpose of a religious order is to grow old, modernist, corrupt, and decadent, prior to ending with a pathetic whimper:
Pope Francis has stated that the rise of new religious institutes that attract numerous religious vocations “worries” him because they often promote “rigidity.” Francis denounced new traditional religious orders as “Pelagians,” who want a return to asceticism and penance.
In an obvious reference to the Legionaries of Christ, he called young people in traditional orders “soldiers who seem ready to do anything for the defense of faith and morality, and then some scandal emerges involving the founder [male or female].”
“So, do not put hope in the sudden, mass blooming of these Institutes,” he added.
“When they tell me that there is a congregation that draws so many vocations, I must confess that I worry,” he said during the closed-door meeting with 140 Superiors General of male religious orders and congregations that took place November 25. The transcript of the unscheduled Q&A was published this week by the leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
Asked about how to fire the hearts of young people for the cause of the Gospel, the pope turned his focus to the training of “seminarians and future priests.”
Francis said that in priests’ training the “logic of black and white” that “can lead to abstract casuistry” must be avoided. [Anytime you see a Church official use the term “casuistry” in a pejorative sense, run, screaming, in the other direction. This is code speak for hatred of doctrinal clarity.]
“Discernment, meanwhile, means moving forward through the gray of life according to the will of God. And the will of God is to be sought according to the true doctrine of the Gospel and not in the rigidity of an abstract doctrine,” he said.
Asked what should be done about the plummeting number of vocations to the priesthood, the pope said that while the decline “worries me” he is also worried about the rise of new traditional religious orders.
“Some are, I might say, ‘restorationist’: they seem to offer security but instead give only rigidity,” he said. [Yes, we know how you feel about us. You’ve made that abundantly clear.]
I would just add that, coupling this attitude with Francis’ move last fall to reserve approval for most new religious institutes to the holy see, instead of local ordinaries as has been the case for hundreds of years, this kind of mentality has chilling prospects for the formation of new traditional religious orders, and the future of those which are already extant.
Next, in a move that just made be burst out in laughter because it is so predictable, Francis has banished good Cardinal Burke to Guam, at least for the time being (although there are unconfirmed reports that Cardinal Burke had recently started clearing his schedule of planned events going out months). That’s about as far as one can possibly get, geographically, from Rome. I would imagine Francis will soon name Burke apostolic nuncio to Antarctica next:
The Vatican has sent conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke to the Pacific island of Guam to investigate an important case of sexual abuse, dispatching a seasoned jurist who has clashed repeatedly with Pope Francis for a sensitive mission halfway around the world.
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith back in October named Burke the presiding judge in its trial of Guam Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who is facing multiple allegations of sex abuse of altar boys in the 1970s, the Vatican press office said Wednesday. Apuron has denied the charges and has not been criminally charged.
Possibly related – Bishop Michael Byrnes, formerly Auxiliary of Detroit, was recently appointed co-adjutor archbishop of Guam in a move some saw as a further de-conservatizing of the US episcopate. Tiny Guam is apparently to get some all-star episcopal representation due to its fortuitous geographical location? You can read more analysis and speculation on this development here at One Peter Five.
Finally, and most troubling, the generally quite reliable Hilary White is reporting that some major shoe in the progressive-modernist Franciscan agenda is to drop this fall. She thinks Vatican III will be called, but I doubt it. I think there will be a proclamation regarding deaconessesseses, paving the way for fake priestesses later. Add in perhaps a repeal of the discipline on married priests. White also reported close contacts between Francis and the now never to happen Hillary Clinton administration. The source for this is an unnamed Roman priest, so take it for what you will:
The Catholic TwittFace world is popping and sparking and buzzing and sizzling with this, like an Italian electrical socket.
This anonymous blog in Italian, clearly based in Rome, is the latest coolest thing among the Rome Vatican-watchers. There. Y’all’re running with the cool kids now!
So far we’ve only had it in crappy Google-translate English. But a friend has helpfully helped to clarify the details with a good translation from the Italian original.
Let me tell you a story. Last Thursday, in a coffee bar in front of the Porta S. Anna (facing Vatican City) a Monsignor (very close to Bergoglio) in his 50s and a layman go for a coffee. The discussion turns to the “dubia”.
The Monsignor, with an “enough” says: “The Pope will never answer the “dubia” of the 4 Cardinals. He will never lower himself to their level. Francis has much bigger plans, which do not stop with Italy. The only hitch during this period has been the election of Trump.”
To which the layman replied: “And what has Trump got to do with Amoris Laetitia?”
“He has everything to do with it” replied the Monsignor, continuing: “the aim was to back Clinton, because she has a special relationship with Francis. They’re in frequent contact. And the goal to be reached was that the Catholic Church was to rehabilitate certain “non negotiable” principles in a soft manner, in such a way that the Vatican too would have had strong global political support, which is needed at this time, above all for the big manoeuvres which are coming.”
About this we must agree with the great Assange… read here …
The layman even more amazed says: “And which manoeuvres are coming?”
The Monsignor sips the last drops of coffee and says: “But have you still not understood that the vision which you have of the Church has been left behind?
“…But do you not understand that today the Pope is a world leader? That had Ratzinger stayed we’d all be finished. Do you know what the next manoeuvre will be? Precisely the diaconate for women. Because it’s the only way to show our concrete closeness to the Lutherans and Anglicans. And you will see that by November we will have the diaconate for women.Not of course identical with what you think. But it will come very close.”
If this is remotely accurate – and there is much external evidence to confirm that something along this line is in the works – we see the plan unfolding. Francis will re-make the Church into an inoffensive, completely neutered global NGO ak in to the disintegrating Anglican “Communion” with the backing of worldwide political power to squash whatever opposition emerges in the Church (opposition which, to date, has been depressingly weak and ineffective). All the “offensive” parts of the Gospel will be removed – or rendered mute and pointless – in the interest of worldly political power and the approval of men. If this is true, mass opposition must be the result. But judging by the reaction to the atrocities that have gone before, I have little hope it will materialize.
More from the Italian priest, “Fra Christoforo:”
Now let us take a moment to reflect. Saint Peter’s Square is by this point almost always empty (and ‘Tv 2000’ only films that small group of people crowded together in front of the window.)[This is true. EVERYONE I know who has gone to Rome has managed to get quite close to Francis. This would not be possible were the square thronged with tens of thousands of people.] What do the faithful matter to Bergoglio? From the contents of this conversation it can be inferred that the Argentinean has plans much broader than evangelisation. Often and willingly he has said that evangelisation is a form of proselytism, which is not OK. Just recently he even said that he is worried that in certain congregations there are many vocations.
There you are. He seeks only himself. He seeks to keep the spotlights on himself, and not to tread on anyone’s toes, because he is the LEADER.
And Jesus Christ does not concern him. How unlike St Paul. The Apostle to the gentiles said “we are become as the refuse of the world” (1 Cor 4,9-13) precisely because in first place he put evangelisation. Bergoglio instead, to the prejudice of Christ and of the salvation of souls, wants the first place for himself.
Dear readers, this is the reality. And in a week there will be more appalling news. But I won’t anticipate the press releases.
Some final thoughts from Miss White, including her prognostication about what this “appalling news” will be:
And the question about the “bomb” Perp Francers is preparing for the “whole world” is running around Rome journalist circles. Everyone seems to be talking about “the big one,” though no one knows exactly what it’s supposed to be.
Personally, my money’s on an Ecumenical Council. Vatican III that his buddy Kasper has wanted all these years. But if this is true, there is an even bigger question. Councils aren’t just a happy little get-together. They always have a stated goal. They are called for particular ends.
It might be a good idea to ask ourselves, what could Jorge Mario Bergoglio want badly enough to call an Ecumenical Council to get?
I think the synodal process proved to this point that a), he doesn’t need a council/synod to achieve his goals, and b), in spite of his best efforts to pack the court, so to speak, councils and synods work as a gathering place for opponents as much as they do for supporters. At a general council, while the opponents might be in the distinct minority, there would still be enough to raise a serious stink and possibly block some of the more extreme proposals. Thus, this bomb, if it materializes, will not involve a council or another synod, but simply an “executive order” a la Obama. Progressives despise democracy, anyway (or even the false impression of democracy), and would rather rule as an autocrat.
But I could be wrong. We’ll see, but I suspect the bombs being dropped will simply come down as orders from on high from the Argentinian publicly occupying the Chair of Peter.
Posted 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.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, paganism, rank stupidity, Revolution, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
So last night Milo Yiannopolous was to speak at the UC Berkeley student union in an event sponsored by the College Republicans. The Republicans raised the funds to pay for extensive security and negotiated a basically hostile administration to bring in a speaker that has been falsely tarred as a Nazi and a racist (but then again, so have essentially all the 60 million people who voted for Trump, many who did so simply because they felt they had no alternative).
Going in, Milo and his group knew they would face a hostile crowd. Violent opposition to Milo’s “Dangerous F-ggot Tour” has been rising on the West Coast since the election. There were violent protests at UC-Davis some weeks ago, and a man was shot after a fist-fight outside a Milo speech at the University of Washington. But last night’s event was by far the worst. While campus and local police at least partially paid for by event organizers literally stood by and did nothing, the crowd of anarchists, leftists, those lost in hideous perversion, and various others grew larger and more threatening as the minutes passed. Eventually they began flinging rocks, fireworks, Molotov cocktails, stormed the barricades, bashed their way into the student union breaking glass doors with – get this – barricades the police themselves had abandoned – and forced the event to be shut down.
They then proceeded to attack a number of people, some of whom were simply innocent bystanders, others who were interested in hearing Milo speak. They attacked individuals in cars and went on a rampage destroying and looting local shops and, especially, banks. Just a couple of brief roundups of last night’s outbreak of what is frankly politically inspired domestic terrorism:
First up, a Milo fan pepper sprayed by a masked leftist thug:
That’s just one very small, and relatively mild, instance of violence last night. In fact over a dozen people were pepper sprayed by leftists, possibly many more.
An overview of some of the violence:
You can find many more if you are interested. Note, the videos above only cover the very beginning of the riot – it went on for hours, the state media has more or less put a blackout on how serious it was, the damage that was done, and how long it continued. There was serious damage to dozens/scores of businesses and college facilities and many people were injured. Thank God no one died, but that won’t be long if this business continues.
As for a review of recent events and a broader perspective, this two minute video sums things up very nicely:
We hear about purported violence or extremism from Trump supporters, but that’s bollocks. The instances, to the extent they occurred, were generally responses to attacks or egregious provocations on the part of leftist protesters who tried to intimidate people from attending Trump’s rallies in many places, even here in Dallas. Spitting on people, shouting at them, hot boxing them, throwing things at them, trying to block their movements, etc., etc – and yes, some people lost their cool and responded physically. The number of unprovoked actions from Trump supporters were extremely limited – most instances, as in the vast majority, of supposed Trump supporter outrages have been completely debunked.
The riots by the Left – and I’m afraid it has spread well beyond a small number of extremists and is becoming more and more mainstream among democrat party supporters- are of an entirely different magnitude. You have the added factor of increasingly vitriolic political rhetoric from highly influential people, not some yahoo with a twitter account and four followers. Yes there are idiots on both sides but the overwhelming amount of concrete, physical, dangerous action is being perpetrated by the Left, and has been for some time.
I don’t know where this is all headed. Things seem not to be calming down but building to a crescendo. I have no idea what that will mean, but it doesn’t look good.
Why is this happening? This:
The left politicizes everything, and given the left’s increasing cultishness, that means they religicize everything. Everything — not just a few rules about sodomy and marriage and abortion — becomes a Sacred Principle which must be fought for with the passionate fury of the zealot, from whether private religiously-based organizations must pay for a woman’s $9 per month birth control pills to whether the Pagan Deceiver Milo Yiannopolous can be allowed to step foot upon the sanctified ground of Berkeley Auditorium 3C.
But I disagree with much of the rest of that post linked above. Classical liberalism was not discovered, it was deliberately conceived – invented – to try to circumscribe the power of the Church and to constantly decrease the influence of religion on society, “enlightened” men having determined that religious piety was a bad thing that should be under the thumb of the state – eventually, if not this instant.
What we are seeing in the Left is the natural result of that fundamental error – for man is an inherently religious creature, created by God to be so in order to aid our finding Him and worshipping Him. If real religion is removed or curtailed, men will find a replacement, and that replacement is almost invariably – even if takes a while to reach its realization – far more awful than whatever evils true religion supposedly causes.
It is not an accident that there are very few devout, believing Christians among the hard Left. Those on the Left have found their religion, and it ain’t yours or mine. Religious differences are at the root of our current cultural conflict, between those who hold to the new demonic cult of the Left (for all the gods of the gentiles are demons), and those who still cling to some semblance of Christian belief. Yes there are exceptions, but this is true for the most part.
I do not see a way to happily resolve this existential conflict. We are dealing with warring religious creeds, not minute points of political philosophy. Our “side” has surrendered an awful lot and feels it has gained little, if anything, in the bargain. The other side continues to demand more and more, and we’ve finally reached the realization that their demands for our submission will never be satisfied, and that we simply cannot trade away any more core elements of our sacred faith. It doesn’t look good.
But perhaps I’m wrong. Pray God I am.