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My my, has the diabolical Nazi collaborator George Soros been busy lately. Two different reports below, both from the two most reputable pro-life news agencies in the English-speaking world.
First, Soros used a $650,000 donation to influence the US bishops through the mediation of Francis’ right-hand-man Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga. Soros believes that donation has more than paid off, and is helping to shape the 2016 US election, leaked documents show:
Leaked emails through WikiLeaks reveal that billionaire globalist George Soros – one of Hilary Clinton’s top donors – paid $650,000 to influence Pope Francis’ September 2015 visit to the USA with a view to “shift[ing] national paradigms and priorities in the run-up to the 2016 presidential campaign.” The funds were allocated in April 2015 and the report on their effectiveness suggests that successful achievements included, “Buy-in of individual bishops to more publicly voice support of economic and racial justice messages in order to begin to create a critical mass of bishops who are aligned with the Pope.” [We on the right are armed with pea shooters, while the left has tanks, B-52s, chemical weapons, and nuclear bombs – rhetorically speaking]
The monies were granted to two US entities that have been engaged in a long-term project, according to the report, of shifting “the priorities of the US Catholic church.” Grantees were PICO, a faith-based community organizing group, and Faith in Public Life (FPL), a progressive group working in media to promote left-leaning ‘social justice’ causes. Soros has funded left-wing causes the world over and was just found to have been funding an effort to eliminate pro-life laws around the globe. [He is perhaps the most evil man in the world today]
Board Minutes from the May 2015 meeting of Soros’ Open Society Foundation in New York reveal that in the planning stages of the papal visit initiative, the group planned to work through one of the Pope’s key advisors, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, naming him specifically in the report. In order to seize on the opportunity provided by the Pope’s visit to the US, says the report, “we will support PICO’s organizing activities to engage the Pope on economic and racial justice issues, including using the influence of Cardinal Rodriguez, the Pope’s senior advisor, and sending a delegation to visit the Vatican in the spring or summer to allow him to hear directly from low-income Catholics in America.”
In 2013 Cardinal Rodriguez endorsed PICO’s work in a video during a visit from PICO representatives to the cardinal’s diocese. “I want to endorse all the efforts they are doing to promote communities of faith,” he said, “… Please, keep helping PICO.” [“All the efforts…..”…..including those aligned at demanding government funding of abortion and contraception, eh?]
……..The grant specifically targeted the ‘pro-family’ agenda, redirecting it from defending marriage to being concerned with income equality. “FPL’s media, framing, and public opinion activities, including conducting a poll to demonstrate that Catholic voters are responsive to the Pope’s focus on income inequality, and earning media coverage that drives the message that being ‘pro-family’ requires addressing growing inequality,” says the May report. [The primary source of “growing inequality” stems directly from left-wing policies and the kleptocratic rule of the global left-leaning elite – but never let facts stand in the way of a good narrative]
In terms of the Soros goal of shifting the priorities of the Catholic Church away from moral absolutes, two US bishops stand out as champions of the move. San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy has repeatedly stressed changing the Church’s priorities and has had the backing of Pope Francis’ ‘favored son,’ Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich. McElroy created a furor at the U.S. Bishops Conference meeting last November over his attempt to change a document instructing Catholics on how to vote.
McElroy made a pointed argument that the document was out of step with Pope Francis’ priorities — specifically, by putting too much emphasis on abortion and euthanasia, and not enough on poverty and the environment. Cupich later praised McElroy’s intervention as a “real high moment” for the conference and supported the move to put degradation of the environment and global poverty on par with abortion and euthanasia.
Concluding their report reflecting on the success of the grant to influence the papal visit, the Soros group was very pleased with the results. Looking to the future, they are excited that the long-term goal of shifting the priorities of the Catholic Bishops in the United States “is now underway.” [How much other funding not yet found in Soros e-mails may indicate further payments, some perhaps made in a much more direct manner, to influence the opinions of bishops and others in the US Church, though, something tells me many of these bishops don’t need a whole lot of conversion on the matter]
Next up, Soros gave Planned Murderhood $1.5 million to help recover from their sale of murdered baby parts for profit:
A leaked document recently revealed that George Soros’ Open Society Policy Center (OSPC), wanted to give $1.5 million to Planned Parenthood for damage control after videos exposed that the abortion giant was trafficking aborted baby parts in the name of research. More leaked documents confirm that the center not only requested, but also received the money.
With the $1.5 million, OSPC, one of the U.S. branches of Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF), funded Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s “Fight Back Campaign” as an “urgent response in defense of women’s health” – in other words, as a response to the Center for Medical Progress’ videos released last summer.
The documents came from thousands of hacked Soros files published online Aug. 13 by a group called “DCLeaks.” And while The Free Beaconand other conservative outlets covered OSPC’s $1.5 million request, they couldn’t confirm “whether the funds were ever actually disbursed.”
But there is proof that Soros’ network did provide cover-up money for Planned Parenthood.
You can read the link for that proof.
I know Soros only cares about money and power, unlimited, Nazi-like power, but do those in the Church who want to see her reduced to some pathetic worldly NGO ever stop and think what that will really mean? A very small church, more like a social club than anything else, a poor church, a church with almost no political influence……….do they care? Is that what they want? Are they so blinded by their true religion – left wing ideology – that whatever happens outside of that is completely immaterial?
And don’t they know they must fail? Not only in the supernatural sense of Christ’s promise to His Church, but even in the natural sense? There will always people who will crave and seek out the Truth, and the Church will remain the place where it can be found, no matter how well hidden or buried some may try to make it. Ultimately, the church of man must fail, as all human things fail. Eventually, if the Church be the Body of Christ, and it indisputably is, she will come back to her true nature (provided we aren’t headed to the Parousia), and all this worldly orientation will be repudiated and even hated in some future, reconstituted Church. These men, to the extent they are remembered at all, will be reviled and pitied for the wounds they have tried to inflict on Christ and His Church. Do they ever stop to consider that, or are they simply too good of foot soldiers for the modernist left to bother with that? Are they too enthralled with their new religion to care? Are they just plain evil?
What do you think?
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Ever get the sense that most everything we’re confronted with is some kind of Potemkin Village of reality? That is, it’s for show, or for some ulterior motive? I’ve always been very resistant to conspiracy theories, 9/11 trutherism, chemtrails, black helicopters, NWO, all that stuff still, to this day, leaves me cold, but I have to say something seems seriously, fundamentally amiss (and that’s putting it mildly) when the FBI, to purportedly investigate child porn rings, becomes itself one of the top, if not the top, child porn distributor in the world. Much like Fast and Furious, when the government sought to catch penny ante arms dealers by distributing thousands of semi-auto rifles (while also furthering Obama’s gun control agenda by deliberately creating calamities), we are way past the looking glass, and into outright deviltry:
In February 2015, the FBI took control of [site name redacted], the largest dark web child pornography site at the time. But instead of shutting the site down, the agency kept it going for just under two weeks, in order to deliver malware to its visitors in the hope of identifying suspects in its investigation.
Newly filed court exhibits now suggest that the site performed substantially better while under the FBI’s control, with users commenting on the improvements. The defense for the man accused of being the original administrator of [site name redacted] claims that these improvements led to the site becoming even more popular.
“The FBI distributed child pornography to viewers and downloaders worldwide for nearly two weeks, until at least March 4, 2015, even working to improve the performance of the website beyond its original capability,” Peter Adolf, an assistant federal defender in the Western District of North Carolina, writes in a motion to have his client’s indictment thrown out.
“As a result, the number of visitors to [site name redacted] while it was under Government control [increased] from an average of 11,000 weekly visitors to approximately 50,000 per week. During those two weeks, the website’s membership grew by over 30%, the number of unique weekly visitors to the site more than quadrupled, and approximately 200 videos, 9,000 images, and 13,000 links to child pornography were posted on the site,” he continues……..
…….. “Indeed, government agents worked hard to upgrade the website’s capability to distribute large amounts of child pornography quickly and efficiently, resulting in more users receiving more child pornography faster than they ever did when the website was running ‘illegally.’”……
………In court documents from other related cases filed on Monday, defense attorneys placed a “conservative estimate” on the number of illegal images distributed by the FBI during its operation of [site name redacted]: 1,000,000.
Is even this extremity of evil unavoidable when you have a government and a culture totally divorced from the Faith of Jesus Christ, who know only “the ends justify the means,” and not “you cannot do evil that good may come of it.” A government construed along Catholic lines would have rejected this kind of promotion of evil from the start.
I’ve written on a number of occasions how devastating child sex abuse is. I have only known abuse victims as adults, but every one of them was horribly damaged by it, even decades later. Rampant promiscuity, the sexualization of everything (their entire conception of reality was fundamentally altered by the abuse and somehow tinged with an overt sexuality), the inability to form and hold mature relationships, job instability, near-unanimous drug and alcohol problems……the results were devastating. I read reports of being past victims of child sex abuse by certain online authors, even Catholics, who seem reasonably well balanced, but that has never been my personal experience.
Every scene in child porn involves direct sexual abuse of children. That is a life being ruined before the camera. Innocence lost can never be regained, and to think of innocence lost in such a horrific, exploitative fashion – it is to weep.
To think that our government officials would have no compunction perpetuating this abuse by helping fuel the demand for it (because there are strong links between porn use and child sex abuse) simply beggars the imagination. At this point in time, however, very little our sick, self-willed, self-pleasing government does surprises me. And in many ways, the behavior of the FBI, ATF, Secret Service, VA, and others, simply puts into government action the kind of immoralities and psychoses that are rampant in the body politic in this supposed government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
There are no limits to the depths to which people will sink absent faith in Jesus Christ and His Church.
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……….reports like the one below, which just completely suck the life-force out of me, would strongly encourage me to start imploring God to release me from this life. I’m kidding, but not much. I find these reports so devastating. I think of the little boy, raised apparently by a single mother, perhaps a single mother with a great deal of anger for her ex or men in general, who now wants to become a girl – at age five. FIVE! Think about the trauma that must have occurred for a boy that young to reject his own nature and seek to become something else, something opposite, something more like mommy, so maybe mommy will love him just a little bit more.
You may find the last bit somewhat strong, even unfair, but wait until you read the mother’s own words (my emphasis and comments):
The mother of a 5-year-old transgender child is fighting the Pearland Independent School District in Texas to allow her child access to the girls’ bathroom.
Kimberly Shappley — mom of soon-to-be kindergartner, Kai Shappley — said her fight against the school district started in May. The district allows students to use gender-neutral bathrooms, found in some areas of the school, but the mom says that isn’t enough.
“I went to the campus and approached the school district to try and work with them,” she told ABC News today. “I wanted to make sure Kai wouldn’t be discriminated against and be able to use the girl’s bathroom, but it soon became very apparent that the superintendent has a very strong, prejudiced stance against the LGBTQ community.” [Keep that phrase in mind as you read along]
The Pearland School District issued a statement to ABC News explaining that its “stance on transgender students remains” and all “Pearland ISD kindergarten classrooms have a private, gender-neutral bathroom within the classroom for student use.”
But Shapply wasn’t happy with just a gender neutral bathroom. [Strongly implying an activist bent, otherwise, why would not having the same restroom standard as all other students not work?]
Kimberly Shappley told ABC News today that she was still concerned her daughter, Kai, would feel alienated and discriminated against if she wanted to use the girls’ bathroom during recess, physical education, or assemblies — times she might not have access to a kindergarten classroom where a gender-neutral bathroom is available. [At a minimum, if this was really based in reason, you would wait for the problematic situation to develop, rather than just assume it will off the bat. But an activist, someone looking to fight and win a cultural battle, would make a point of arguing an in extremis situation like this from the start, because they are demanding a desired outcome/seeking cultural change]
[Now get this…….]“I am a devout and conservative Christian and an ordained minister,” she said and explained that she tried to “make” her child behave like a boy when he was a toddler. [Then again, some 12-15% of “conservatives” report they always vote democrat, so……]
“I knew my kid was different before the age of 2,” Shappley said. “My child was very feminine, flamboyant and dramatic. No matter how I tried to punish, reshape or discipline her, she continued being very feminine.” [Uhh huh]
Kai, who is named Joseph on his birth certificate, was suicidal. “Kai was begging the Lord to let her die,” she said. “My child would pray and ask the Lord to let Joseph go to heaven and be with Jesus.”
You buying that a five year old was suicidal because of “gender dysphoria”? You buying there isn’t some really severe mental pressure being exerted on poor Joseph? Where is dad, by the way?
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this is probably all you need to see of poor Joseph:
That’s a soul that will likely never be right. I have known some “transgender” types. They were amazingly, unbelievably messed up, unstable people. Like driving their car into the NA building because someone said something they didn’t like. Like literally messing their own pants when they didn’t get that last cigarette. Being even more slavishly needy of being the object of male sexual gratification to make up for their own lack of masculinity. Unbelievably narcissistic and screwed up. Which is why they make such nasty opponents, there are no lengths to which they will not stoop in pursuit of whatever it is they want.
I don’t believe for a moment this boy arrived at this choice on his own, truly independent volition. What a devastating tragedy.
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So Joe Biden pretended to marry two men recently. Will any bishop have the temerity to not only perhaps say a vague word of condemnation, but to actually ban the VP – who travels all over the country regularly – from receiving the Blessed Sacrament in his diocese? We had the scandal of Biden receiving the Eucharist here in Dallas a couple of years ago, of course, no one at the chancery said anything, publicly, at least.
Vice President Joe Biden can now add “wedding officiant” to his resume.
Biden married a same-sex couple — both White House staffers — on Monday.
He tweeted: “Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn’t be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys.” [So will your endorsement be so strong when they “divorce” in 27 months?]
According tomediareports, it was Biden’s first time officiating a wedding.
Jill Biden tweeted, “Love is love!” [No, lust is lust, and sentimentality is sentimentality, but neither are love]
Biden officiating a same-sex wedding shouldn’t be surprising.
“This is all about a simple proposition: Who do you love?” Biden said during an interview on “Meet the Press.” “I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women marrying are entitled to the same exact rights.”
Is there anything leftist pretend-Catholics could do to fall out of “communion?” Of course not…….unless they should convert and start exhorting souls regarding Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus or the virtues of the SSPX. But don’t think it’s cowardice that keeps bishops from excommunicating the likes of Biden. That’s the case with a few, they may hold orthodox views but too fear the secular power to take public action against manifest heretics, but most don’t use ecclesial sanction against Biden for being pro-abort or supporting pseudo-sodo-marriage because they share the exact same views.
Biden, of course, is just one of many self-described Catholics who continue to undermine the moral order and attack the Doctrine of the Faith, not all of which carry a “D” after their name. Probably no single Catholic in the US has done more to injure the Church and the good of souls than Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, appointed by “Saint” Ronald Reagan. He has single-handedly kept abortion legal, struck down common sense health and safety requirements for abortion mills, declared sodomy to be legal, and then imposed pseudo-sodo-marriage at the federal and state levels. He’s a regular Catholic superhero. And yet, fully in communion, or so it appears.
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US Naval ships had a very long history of receiving honorable, relevant names. Cruisers were named after cities, destroyers and frigates after naval heroes (most of whom had died in combat), battleships and ballistic missile submarines after states, and aircraft carriers mostly after either earlier historic ships or significant historical battles.
This 200 year tradition was upset in the 1990s, when the Clinton Administration first started giving very heavily politicized names – like the USS Jimmah Cartah, SSN-23 – to naval ships. Yes, there were a few previous similar examples, but the politicized naming conventions really ramped up under Clinton, and were somewhat continued under Bush ’43, especially naming carriers after former Republicrat presidents. But the naming has really gone off the rails under the Obama cabal, which has taken to naming ships after political allies and democrat cronies, such as:
- USS Gabrielle Giffords
- USNS John Lewis
- USNS Earl Warren
- USS John P. Murtha [easily one of the most corrupt, disgusting politicians of the late 20th century]
- USNS Medgar Evers
- USNS Cesar Chavez
- USNS Sojourner Truth [no, really! Can’t you imagine how bursting with pride the sailors that come aboard leftist activist Sojourner Truth will feel!]
A new low has been reached, however, with the recommendation from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus – who has probably done more damage to the USN than any other individual in history, perhaps excluding Elmo Zumwalt – that a ship be named after sodomite activist and admitted pedophile Harvey Milk. Milk served briefly in the Navy in the 1950s, but the naming has nothing to do with that, and is all about appeasing one of the demonrats core constituencies – the sexually perverse:
The Navy is set to name a ship after the late homosexual rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a Congressional notification obtained by USNI News.
The July 14, 2016 notification, signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, indicated he intended to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206).
Harvey Milk was the first homosexual activist elected to public office in the United States and was assassinated in 1978. That record plus the fact that Milk, who bragged about being a pedophile, served in the Navy at a time it was illegal for homosexuals to do so, apparently justifies naming a Navy ship in his honor.
Harvey Milk was a sexual predator who preyed upon teen boys. According to The Mayor of Castro Street, Milk’s very favorable biography by Randy Shilts, in 1963, when Milk was 33, he took in “Jack” Galen McKinley, a 16-year-old runaway in New York City “who was looking for some kind of father figure,” to live with him as a lover.[This “daddy-son” dynamic is a central part of most sodomite relations and reveals the deep psychological disturbances that underlie them]
While Jack was still a minor, Milk moved him to San Francisco. However, when Jack matured beyond Milk’s taste for young guys, Milk dropped him. [They’re called “twinks” and the tastes tend to run very young, well below 18. That’s why the push is already on to open up children down to 4 or 5 to sexual predators like this lost perverse soul Milk. Thus it is perhaps more than a little significant that the US gov’t would see fit to name a US naval ship after a known pedophile. Far less has been cited for precedent-setting court decisions]
Jack McKinney was highly disturbed and frequently suicidal after being rejected by Milk. [He was almost certainly highly disturbed before, which is what led him down this dark path in the first place]The Mayor of Castro Street records Milk’s shocking coldness when told of his former boy lover’s suicide threat. “Tell him not to make a mess,” Milk said. Eventually Jack died in a fall from the eighth floor of a building, in an apparent suicide.
He wasn’t the only one Milk destroyed, or helped destroy. Milk was a thoroughly despicable man, one totally unworthy of having a naval ship named after him, even a support ship normally manned by civilians.
The repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” in 2011 has marked a sea change in the life and conduct of the US military. It is almost impossible to convey how radical the changes in the military have been, but in short the US military is no longer a place for any believing Christians to serve. The leftist indoctrination is constant, as are the dangers to one’s career. Upset one social justice warrior – and there are thousands in the US military today – and a career can be wrecked, even if totally innocent. But the pro-sodomite activism has pushed things up beyond another notch, to outright advocacy along with the persecution of Christians.
It will be interesting to see who wins the race: at some point the public stand of islam against sodomy in the West is going to come into strong conflict with the pro-sodomy movement. It ain’t going to be pretty when that finally happens, in spite of many male muslim’s secret (or open) taste for boys).
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…….but mostly crushes liberal fantasies regarding the “religion of peace.”
ISIS has a slick and glossy magazine called Dabik or something. It’s basically a propaganda piece. It does contain a number of semi-scholarly articles on subjects related to islam – how many white Christian slaves a jihadist is entitled to, the do’s and don’ts of raping the promised virgins of paradise, how to sell slaves in a buyer’s market, that kind of thing. Mostly, though, it argues for the islamist’s vision of islam, and justifies jihad as the quintessential muslim act.
The latest issue has very harsh words for Western liberals committed, by dogma, to seeing islam as a “religion of peace” in spite of mountains of historical evidence to the contrary, and the testimony of our own lyin’ eyes. It’s an interesting analysis of the pathologies of Western culture from an outsider’s perspective, even noting the profoundly political nature of Western elite’s refusal to recognize the reality of islam. That is to say, Western leaders – including those within the Church – refuse to see the violence endemic to islam as a political act, because they believe recognizing the truth about islam would be highly inconvenient to their
true religion political program:
The 15th issue of Dabiq, published on July 31, is titled “Break The Cross” and appears to be primarily directed at those that ISIS considers its enemies, particularly Christians. One section is devoted to the words and actions of Pope Francis and is headlined “In The Words Of Our Enemies.” An editorial titled “Why We Hate You and Why We Fight You” takes aim at Westerners and “apostate ‘Imams’ in the West” who refuse to define ISIS’ motivation as being Islamic. ISIS calls this rhetoric purely political. [Yes, Christ told us to be kind to our enemies, but that is on a personal basis. When we have responsibilities for the safety and faith of others, we also have a responsibility to oppose, even to the level of physical violence, those who would threaten both in those too weak to defend themselves.]
“Many Westerners, however, are already aware that claiming the attacks of the mujahidin to be senseless and questioning incessantly as to why we hate the West and why we fight them is nothing more than a political act and a propaganda tool,” the article says. “The politicians will say it regardless of how much it stands in opposition to facts and common sense just to garner as many votes as they can for the next election cycle.”
The argument echoes a current debate in the U.S. between some on the right who have been vocal about challenging high-ranking left-leaning politicians to specifically label the ISIS threat as “radical Islamic terror.” President Obama has said on multiple occasions that he has refused to use the term in an effort to avoid lending religious legitimacy to the terror group.
The ISIS author of the “Why We Hate You” piece aims to settle the argument, and “clarify” in “unequivocal terms” that ISIS is Islamic. The author says that those on the “social fringe” who identify Islam with ISIS are correct.
While it is perhaps arguable that ISIS represents “true islam,” what cannot be argued is the evidence from history and modern-day sociology: the more involved, committed a muslim, the more they tend to embrace the notion of violent conquest and the subjugation of islam’s enemies. There are exceptions, of course, there always are, but what is even more troubling concerning islam is the tendency of the more “moderate,” less convicted members of this false man-made religion to give the jihadist a free hand, to almost never rise up in opposition to them, and, more importantly, to secretly agree with many of their goals: the imposition of sharia, the expansion of the ummah, and the right of islam to be imposed on unwilling peoples.
So, even to the extent that islam has a large, non-combatant element, it is immaterial, as this large cohort almost always defers to the demands of the most convicted, when push comes to shove. The most convicted are able to paint themselves as the “best muslims,” and there are few within islam who are willing to strenuously argue against this.
In the end, then, it makes no difference whether the jihadists are the “true muslims” or not. Again, the testimony of both history and current events is irrefutable: Western attempts to appease and “dialogue” with islam are doomed to failure. There is nothing in the modern West that can provide sufficient motivation to resist the steady encroachments of islam outside of Catholicism, which has been roundly rejected by almost all Westerners, even those who claim the name of Catholic for themselves. We also have to bear in mind at all times taqqiyah, islam’s “holy lying,” wherein it is not only permissible, but even expected, to lie to the infidel in order to advance the spread of islam. Thus, “moderate” muslim leaders claiming to seek dialogue on an equal footing – and there are very few of those! – have precious little credibility, as they could simply be seeking to serve islam’s expansionist interests in a different manner.
Thus all attempts at appeasing islam by Christian and especially Catholic leaders are not only foolish and fruitless, they are actually damnable in that they only demonstrate to islam the West’s weakness and lack of belief and its readiness for conquest. That is to say, they only encourage the violent elements within islam, while undermining the morale of the few Westerners still possessed of enough determination to stand in opposition to islam. There is essentially zero practical up-side to dialogue with islam, and the downside grows more hideous every day. But the aforementioned is based on having a Catholic outlook; those belonging to different religions, such as sexular paganism, will likely draw very different conclusions.
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During Mass this morning in Rouen, a French priest was nearly beheaded (he perished), and a nun gravely wounded, during an attack by jihadists that also devolved into a hostage situation where several others were injured. The instigators of this attack shouted the dreadfully familiar “allahu akbar” and were subsequently killed by French police. The parish where this attack occurred had apparently been on an ISIS target list for over a year:
Two knife-wielding attackers who had pledged allegiance to ISIS, shouting “Allahu Akbar,” slit the throat of an 84-year-old priest and critically wounded at least one other person during a Tuesday morning terror attack on a Catholic church near the Normandy city of Rouen, officials said.
The terrorists, who were later shot and killed by police, forced priest Jacques Hamel to kneel before they slaughtered him, and the Islamist attackers captured the bloody episode on film, Reuters reported, citing a nun who escaped the assault. ISIS’ Amaq news agency said the France attack was carried out by two Islamic State “soldiers,” Reuters reported…….
……..The attackers, who were not immediately identified, entered through the back door of the church and took the priest, two nuns and two parishioners hostage during morning Mass, police said.
Police responded and later confirmed that the attackers had been “neutralized,” Sky News reported. Three hostages were rescued in good condition, while another was taken away on a stretcher, according to reports.
It seems basically everyone at the Mass – the priest, a couple of female religious, and two lay people, were taken hostage? Amazingly, the Archbishop of Rouen, comfortably ensconced at World Youth Day in Krakow, described the murderers as “victims:”
Away from his diocese at the World Youth Day celebrations in Krakow, Poland the archbishop of Rouen has released astatement on the death of one of his priests this morning, which strangely seems to identify both the slain clergyman and his killers as “victims”.
He said: “I have learnt with sadness of the killing this morning at the Church of Saint-Etienne du Rouvray. The three victims: the priest, Father Jacques Hamel, 84, and the perpetrators of the assassination.
“Three other people were injured, one very seriously. I cry out to God with all men of good will. I would invite non-believers to join in the cry!……. The Catholic Church cannot take weapons other than those of prayer and brotherhood among men.
We can always count on the post-VII modernist-progressive cabal to invert the truth, say the wrong thing, and cause scandal. How one turns vicious, cold-blooded murderers, shot in the very act of committing grave crimes, into victims, is beyond me. It requires decades of deep immersion in moral relativism and a reprobate sense to arrive at that level of moral confusion and abdication of duty.
As for “other weapons,” how about the Truth, Bishop Lebrun? How about preaching the Truth of Jesus Christ in season and out, and clearly denouncing the massive, soul-killing errors of Mohammadism?
Lebrun, a longtime liberal, was appointed Archbishop of Rouen by Francis just last year. Perhaps he’s still growing into his office.
As for the priest, Father Jacques Hamel, he was 84 years when killed. I know nothing of his personal beliefs, but he must be considered a martyr for the Faith and the Church in France. He is the first priest martyred in continental Europe in quite some time, isn’t he? Perhaps since the fall of the communist empire?
We live in dreadful times. It is vital to stay prayed up.
Via Cardinal Sarah’s twitter feed: “How many dead before European governments understand situation of West today? How many decapitations?”
Indeed. One more question: how many Catholics must die before the Church hierarchy recognizes that all “dialogue” with islam is a useless diversion, at best, and stands in total opposition to islam and its murderous errors as the Church did for so many centuries?
Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, asshatery, contraception, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, suicide, unadulterated evil.
Shorter Ann Barnhardt below. Diabolical narcissism defined in 12 seconds:
“HEY GUYS! I MURDERED MY BABY! I MURDERED MY BABY AND I’M PROUD OF IT! CHEER FOR ME! CHEER FOR ME BECAUSE I MURDERED MY CHILD…… ON GOOD FRIDAY! YEAH! IT’S JESUS’ PROBLEM NOW! OR SATAN’S I DON’T CARE BECAUSE I MURDERED MY BABY!”
Also see: feminist solipsism.
Pro tip: that baby is not in Heaven, tragically. Abortion is not a Sacrament. Telling women their aborted babies go to Heaven only encourages them to go through with it. They actually convince themselves they’re doing a good thing. The constant belief of the Church, whether it be a solemn Dogma or not, has been that babies innocent of actual sin who die unbaptized cannot enter Heaven. That’s not to say they endure eternal suffering, but they do not receive the blessedness of the Beatific Vision for having been ripped limb from limb at their mother’s command.
In reality, this soul is in enormous pain and needs a lot of prayers. She’s desperately trying to convince herself that what she did was morally acceptable, even though on some level, she knows it is not, hence the desperate need to appear brave and transgressive.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Dallas Diocese, disaster, General Catholic, horror, paganism, rank stupidity, Revolution, sadness, secularism, shocking, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
What an awful night. I’m sure readers are all aware of the hellish atrocity that occurred last night in Dallas. It was not a “tragedy!” I am so sick of the culture of lies in which we are awash, and misidentifying brutal, deliberate, premeditated attacks like this as “tragedies” is part of that culture. A tragedy is when a tornado strikes, or a bridge collapses. When people are killed as a result of deliberate, evil intent, it’s something else entirely – an atrocity, an unspeakable evil, a fruit of satan.
There is so much to discuss I hardly know where to begin. First, I’d like to clarify something. The national media (and local media, too, to an extent) is portraying this Black Lives Matter march as totally peaceful and happy prior to the atrocity which took place. This is true in the sense that no acts of violence were committed until the shooting started, but there was a lot of very heated rhetoric and intimidation going on.
According to eyewitness reports on local media last night (which seem to be disappearing), marchers were shouting “F— the Police,” “No Justice No Peace,” and worse, taunting them, obstructing them in their duties at times, and behaving in a more and more confrontational manner as the march went along. It is now known that the killer was probably not part of the march but used the event as a venue to target police, but he was certainly motivated by BLM rhetoric which increasingly posits that any police shooting of a black male is entirely unjustified. And, there were absolutely deplorable interviews of marchers last night that showed little empathy for the cops and several strongly implied the police got what was coming to them. This latter comment came from one of the leaders of the march, and was broadcast on KDFW Fox 4 last night at about 11 pm. The reporter shut down the interview very quickly when it became apparent where it was going. I doubt that particular segment will be vaulted or made available online.
Right now the situation remains fluid and confused. All night, Dallas Police maintained that there were two shooters, shooting in a triangulated pattern from elevated structures. While 2 or 3 people remain in custody for questioning, only one murderer has been definitively caught, and killed, by a police bomb robot. This occurred after negotiations had broken down and the murderer opened fire again on police. There is video footage of the man killing Officer David Brent Thompson. He shot him 4 or 5 times at point blank range with an AR-type weapon and left him to bleed out on the ground. His blood stains and shell casings still litter the entrance to the El Centro Junior College building.
The known murderer has been identified as Micah X Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. Johnson is reported as having no known priors and no ties to terror groups. While I am generally disdainful of claims that people may be motivated to violence by political rhetoric, in this case, there seems little other motive than an outrage generated by the BLM movement. The killer deliberately targeted white and/or hispanic cops. According to Dallas Police Chief David Brown:
“He wanted to kill officers, and he expressed killing white people, he expressed killing white officers,” Brown said. “He expressed anger for Black Lives Matter.
This Black Lives Matters movement have practiced increasing levels of hateful rhetoric, intolerance, political theater (like shutting down freeways during rush hour, attacking other protests, interrupting/attacking other political events), and incitements to violence over the past year or two. Now, the motivation for the worst mass attack on Dallas law enforcement in the city’s history has been directly attributed to this. The left has lectured its opponents for years that political talk they don’t like serves as an incitement to violence. I’ve always thought that’s balderdash, but, fine, you made the rule, now play by it. Of course they won’t, it’s all about nothing but power to them and whatever it takes to get it, so already they are trying to declare criticism of BLM verboten with regard to this atrocity.
In fact, the arch-idiot kleptocrat Jesse Jackson is trying to blame this attack on Trump!
A few other notes: there were some early suspects identified as men who were open carrying during the march, deliberately exercising their 2nd Amendment rights in a rather provocative way. At least one of those men peacefully turned his firearm over to police as the shooting began, and later met with police to discuss the situation. He was cleared and released.
Whether there were other shooters involved remains uncertain. It seems improbable to me that one shooter could so quickly transit from a parking garage to ground level and back again, shooting all the time and successfully targeting a dozen police, killing five. However, the latest press conference from Police Chief David Brown hinted that there was only one shooter.
At present, the atrocity stands at 12 police shot with five killed, and two civilians injured. The names of two of the police have been released: the aforementioned Brent Thompson, a Dallas Area Rapid Transit policeman, and Dallas PD Officer Patrick Zamarripa. I pray for the repose of their souls, and those of the other three killed. I pray for the quick healing of the injured officers and civilians. I pray for strength and solace for the families affected, especially the children who have lost their fathers.
Of course, the ultimate root cause of all this chaos in our society is the diabolical disorientation and reprobate sense that has afflicted tens if not hundreds of millions of Americans. This is exactly the kind of behavior you get in a post-Christian, barbaric, neo-pagan society, and it will only get worse. Be prepared. The answer from Church leaders to atrocities of this kind should not be a call for political action, but a call to conversion.
UPDATE: Video of “protesters” mocking police AFTER the shooting. Also, drunken protesters attempted to loot a local 7-11 and then mocked and harassed officers sent to defend it.
Photos of the two deceased identified at present, Brent Thompson and Patrick Zamarippa:
I watched this poor man get cut to pieces last night on video.
He ducked right, when he should have ducked left. But he was trying very hard to stop the shooter, and lost his life in the process. He was very close. UPDATE: Further analysis reveals Thompson actually hit the murderer at least once with his sidearm, but it seems the Army killer was wearing hard body armor and the handgun round(s) just bounced off. Then he very coolly tracked Thompson and shot him repeatedly at point blank range.
This will probably be the only post of the day, because I was up really late last night, but I may try to update it as more information becomes available.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, Ecumenism, General Catholic, horror, martyrdom, persecution, scandals, Society, Spiritual Warfare, the enemy, unadulterated evil.
At least three Christians (all Copts) have been killed in Egypt in the past week and a half. They included a priest and a nun. The layman was beheaded. Some are trying to say the nun was accidentally wounded, but there is some skepticism over this. A brief roundup on the depredations against Christians in one of the more stable, “permissive” Mideastern states. Things in places like Syria and Iraq are far, far worse:
Yesterday, July 5, a Coptic nun was shot dead in Egypt.
The police called it a “tragic accident”. It currently not being treated as a crime. The nun was accidentally caught in a shootout between two rival clans. An stray bullet killed the nun, says Fides ……..
……..The first reports reported an anti-Christian attack.The investigating police of Guizeh denied this, however, describing the shooting between two local Muslim clans as the reason for the “accidental” death of the nun.
……..On June 24, several Christian homes had been burned in al-Baeda in Alexandria. A Muslim mob had gathered after Friday prayers in front of the house of Christian Naim Aziz because the false rumor was spread among Muslims, that the house may be converted into a church. The Muslims shouted the slogan: “Under no circumstances will there be a church here.” To be sure, deeds followed their words, and and they burned down the house of a Christian and a few other Christian homes for good measure. [When an area is under muslim suzerainty, generally it is impossible to get permission to build new Christian churches or even substantially improve/repair existing ones. That’s a powerful means to help keep the Faith in check]
…..The Christians of Egypt have been experiencing a new wave of Islamic violence for months. Last Thursday a Coptic Orthodox priest was murdered on the Sinai Peninsula belonging to Egypt. The priest Raphael Moussa was 46 years old. After the Holy Mass, which he celebrated in the Mar Girgis Church of the city of El-Arish in the north of the peninsula, he was killed in the parking lot in front of the church by a targeted shot. The murder was claimed by the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS).
A separate post from Eponymous Flower deals with the beheading:
on Monday, July 4, a Coptic Christian was stabbed in Tanta (Gharbia Governorate) by Islamists and then beheaded.
The 33-year-old pharmacist and Coptic Christian, Magdy Attia, was lured with a medication order into a house and killed there. According to Egyptian media reports, the house is inhabited by Salafists.
Awful. What is happening to the Christians of the Mideast is horrific. I pray their sufferings may bring a great flowering of the Faith there and conversion of millions of muslims.
For the commenter who dropped by this morning and left a profanity-filled rant, buddy, I do cover the persecution of Christians in the Mideast all the time. I have written dozens of posts on the subject over the years, as longtime readers can attest. I can’t possibly ride everyone’s hobby horse every day, and, yes, local events tend to get more play than international ones. I understand your outrage and anger but I ain’t the one to direct it at. I’ve been a strong supporter of Mideast Christians and your comments were as unjust as they were unhinged.
Any further such comments will result in permanent banning, even granting some leeway for English not being your first language.
I love Eastern Christian art. It is so ancient, so warm. There are incredible treasures of Christian art and architecture in Egypt. I pray they are permitted to survive.
The fact that the Church leadership continues to very often ignore or explain away muslim atrocities against Christians in pursuit of (I guess) the great one world religion project is one of the most galling aspects of being a Catholic today.