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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Pope Francis and His Fruits: Described by an 18th Century Jesuit Confrere!

As my mom used to say: "You can know a person by his friends and the company he keeps."

As I've written in the past, I read excerpts every day from the Imitation of Christ and the Imitation of Mary. Today, as I read from Book 1, Chapter 15 in Im. of Mary, I recognized Pope Francis in Fr. Alexander de Rouville's description. but first I noted my own obligation as a follower of Christ:

God has given us the means of knowing what He has revealed; once revelation is certain, then accursed be even an angel (Gal1,8) if he suggests to me the contrary of what revelation teaches me.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Jorge Bergoglio, S.J. and the Destruction of the Roman Catholic Church

Identical Ideological Twins,
i.e., identical in mind and actions
Jorge Bergoglio, SJ, left
Pedro Arrupe SJ, right
On October 11, 2019, I posted this on Les Femmes. I'll use part of that post in this one but with a more bitter twist since, in the two years since then, things have gotten even worse than expected with Jorge Bergoglio's scorched earth policies.

The plan of the Modernist Vatican II Church to destroy the Ancient Rite of the Mass, and therefore Traditional Catholic belief,  has been known for decades, but now we have Bergoglio's Traditionis Custodes to put a stranglehold on all things actually Catholic, not because Francis is trying to guide the Church but because he's trying to utterly destroy her. To the ground. Into dust. 

This fact can be discovered on pages 119-120 in Romano Amerio's brilliant Iota Unum. Below is a snippet from Chapter V, 55, The Post-Conciliar Period:

...but if the Church should die to itself and break with its past so as to rise as a new creature, the past is not something that should be appropriated and lived out, but something from which one should detach oneself and then repudiate; and reverence and respect for it will thus vanish. The words respect and reverence include the idea of looking backward, for which there is no room in a Church projected towards the future, a Church which sees the destruction of its past as a condition of its own rebirth.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Book Review: Medjugorje Complete by Donal Anthony Foley

Medjugorje Complete: the Definitive Account of the Visions and Visionaries    

 by Donal Anthony Foley

Published 2021 by Angelico Press

Brooklyn, New York 

Donal Foley has been studying Marian apparitions for decades and has two published books on the Medjugorje phenomena. His current work, Medjugorje Complete: the Definitive Account of the Visons and Visionaries, is an expanded version of his earlier works. Extensively documented with hundreds of end notes, a bibliography, and an index, Foley offers a detailed analysis of Medjugorje, comparing and contrasting it to approved apparitions. Foley is fair in his approach letting both critics and supporters defend their positions. In the process, he builds a persuasive argument against the authenticity of the apparitions by contrasting them to Lourdes, Fatima, LaSalette, and other Marian events fully approved by the Church. 

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Sunday Meditation: Are You Going Down to Jericho, the City of Sin, or to Jerusalem, the City of God?

El Greco emphasizes that Jericho is the city of sin. This image crops out a bare-breasted woman,
perhaps a harlot being led by a young man. Note in the background what appears to be a seduction and the contempt of the people on the right. You can almost hear them saying, “He consorts with sinners!”

The homily at Mass today delved into the symbolic meaning of Jesus’ meeting with Bartimaeus the blind man. The Fathers of the Church say we should always consider the literal meaning of scripture first, and there’s no reason to doubt that Bartimaeus was a real person sitting on the side of the road. He had no doubt heard all the stories about Jesus and clearly believed, unlike many of the Jews, that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of David, prophesied in the Holy Books. And so he called out to Jesus when he heard he was passing by going up to Jerusalem, the city of God. Bartimaeus confirmed his belief in Jesus as Messiah, the “Son of David when “he called out in a loud voice,”  “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Will the real Dr.Death please stand up.

Back in the day there was a quiz show called To Tell the Truth. The panel was presented with three contestants each claiming to be a particular person. It might be someone with an unusual occupation or some unique experience. The panel would guess at the end and then the host would say, “Will the real… please stand up.”

Today I present two men addressed as “Doctor.” One, Jack Kevorkian, went around the country killing people with his euthanasia machine. Ultimately he went to prison for what is now legal - physician assisted suicide. He killed hundreds many of whom he knew absolutely nothing about except they could help him advance his agenda of killing. He didn’t try to help them recover hope, he encouraged their despair and enthusiastically fulfilled their death wish. Kevorkian spent eight years in prison and was released only after promising not to kill any more people. Needless to say, the man never chose death for himself. He died in God’s good time to meet his Judgment.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Need for Supernatural Perspective

Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven earth
As is immediately evident, our world is absorbed by political and secular concerns which seek as an ultimate goal a human utopia on earth, failing to recognize that this life is merely a way-station to eternal life and supernatural happiness in the next. This warped perspective ignores the character of God and the nature of ultimate reality professed by the Roman Catholic Church. It gives scant recognition to the divine and spiritual life. Implicit is a lost vision of Christ, extraordinary naivete, and a complete lack of logic. 

A true Catholic perspective comprehends that our current natural, physical and material existence is only a part of reality, and a minor part at that. The essence of reality lies in the supernatural realm. As our Roman Catholic Church constantly emphasizes, we are on earth "to know, love and serve God in this world so that we may be happy with Him forever in heaven." We are human beings destined for eternal life.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

It’s the Pandemic of the Vaccinated, Stupid!

Anyone depending on the mainstream media, the CDC, and the FDA for their vax info is being fed lies and misinformation. It’s a pandemic of the vaccinated these days who carry as much viral load as the unvaccinated and spread it easily. I’m sure my husband and three friends got COVID from a vaccinated couple we all had dinner with. The only two who didn’t get sick were myself and my daughter who already had COVID. We had a robust immunity that protected us. 

As more data comes out, the connection between the jab and COVID is ever more obvious as is the coverup by the CDC and the FDA. Recently a physicians assistant convinced her hospital to track the vaccine status of all the admissions coming in. The result? 90% of those ADMITTED to the hospital for treatment had taken the gene therapy mislabeled as a vaccine. Deborah Conrad is a hero, but would the FDA and CDC listen? Not until she had a second letter sent to the government organizations from a law firm. Even then, the response wasn’t from the medical side, but from the communications office. Here’s a bit from the article:

Monday, October 18, 2021

Who Sounds More Like a Faithful Catholic? Michael Matt or Michael Voris?

Once there were two Michaels. Both were named after the warrior archangel and both used the media to promote their message. Both Michaels made videos and wrote articles to get their messages out and raise a Catholic army to fight for the faith. One Michael’s banner bore the cross of Christ the King and, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather (who founded the oldest Catholic newspaper in the county, The Wanderer), this Michael defended the faith of our fathers. He called on  his army to pick up their rosaries and rally round Scripture, Church doctrine, and Holy Tradition. He urged faithful Catholics to resist to the face the pope and those bishops undermining 2000 years of Church teaching and tradition.

The other Michael began well. He also urged his followers to fight for the faith. Many didn’t like his tone, but, frustrated with the infidelity of wolves in Roman collars, appreciated his spunk. His voice often spoke for them. But then something happened to this Michael. What exactly? Pride? Vanity? Too much love for the limelight? Desire for clicks by reporting ever more scandalous stories? Money interests?

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Sunday Meditation: Pray for Priests!

 When we travel I always check the local parish’s website to make sure it’s not nuts. If they have an “All Are Welcome” sign on the site, a certain sign of homosexual enablement, we won’t go there. We look for an active pro-life group, Legion of Mary, adoration, more than one hour on Saturday for Confession…well…you get the idea. This morning we headed for the local parish which looked good. The photo on the website showed a beautiful sanctuary with the tabernacle in the center and the parish had a school and nothing outrageous on the website.