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Saturday, October 31, 2015

For Halloween: Is Being Banned in Orange an Honor?

Banned in Orange! Should we laugh or cry?
My good friend and colleague in the Catholic Media Coalition, Stephanie Block, an expert on Alinskyite community organizing, was banned recently from speaking on parish grounds in the Diocese of Orange. Why? Matt Abbott at Renew America tried to find out, but The Diocese hasn't responded to his query.

Catholics familiar with the outrageous things going on in the Church are all-too-aware of the Diocese of Orange. That's where the Barney Mass took place in 2006 (and may still be going on this weekend for all we know). Fr. Fred Bailey, the "unconventional pastor" is no longer at Corpus Christi and the diocesan website doesn't have a priest directory that I could find so I don't know where he is now. Maybe a reader can tell us.

When Social Engineers Play God: Transforming American Medicine

OCTOBER 30, 2015 

Mary Ann Kreitzer discusses a new type of medicine "transformed" from one that recognizes the human dignity of the individual and aims to protect and preserve his life until true death to one based on cost/benefit analysis that weighs the individual's worth according to his "quality of life" and his benefit to the community.

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When Social Engineers Play God: 
Transforming American Medicine
by Mary Ann Kreitzer

Friday, October 30, 2015

If These Pew Statistics are Accurate, They're Bad News for the Church!

Most U.S. Catholics hope for change in church rule on divorce, Communion

Opinions of many Catholics are decidedly un-Catholic. Our shepherds better start warning the flock. If they don't, those flaunting God won't be the only ones falling into Gehenna! Read Ezekiel 33. "If the watchman sees the sword coming and fails to blow the warning trumpet...I will hold the watchman responsible...even though that person is taken because of his own sin."

The shepherds are called to be watchmen to save the flock from the wolves. If you were their boss giving evaluating their job performance, what would you write?

Jesuit Trained Students Support Assisted Suicide. Are You Surprised?

I'm not.

USF student newspaper unanimously supports assisted suicide
Wow! Not a single member of the newspaper staff could even "play devil's advocate" to defend the Church's position against assisted suicide, not to mention the government's obligation to defend the common good. These glib students aren't very deep thinkers. Have they considered these questions?

What Abortionists Say at their Meetings: They Know Exactly What They're Doing!

National Abortion Federation Conference in San Francisco

Note the one panelist talking about the poor abortion providers having problems with inflicting pain and killing babies. Don't you feel sorry for them hearing about their "very, very intense feelings," for example, feelings of revulsion?

But then she describes how gross it is when an "eyeball falls into my lap," and everybody bursts out laughing. Hilarious thought, eh? They might be visiting the house of horrors at a Halloween event. Only it's not make believe. The eyeball belonged to a little living soul deliberately murdered as a matter of "choice."


It's important to pray for these people, especially those who haven't been able to totally kill their consciences. Feelings of revulsion are normal when you're doing something revolting. Note how they talk about using feticidal injections to make sure they have a dead baby rather than one who could be resuscitated against a mother's wishes. They know exactly what they are doing. There is no denial here of the reality of the baby as a human life. Pray for their conversion. The murder of the innocent is one of the sins that cries to heaven for vengeance. These poor, deluded souls are in danger of hell unless they repent. Your prayers and sacrifices may provide the grace sufficient for their conversion.

Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners, intercede for them.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hat Tip to Gilbert and Sullivan: "I am the Very Model of a Modern German Cardinal"

Listen here. Too sadly true, but still funny:
Then I can write an article in favour of adultery
And praise unclean affections both unnatural and desultory
In short, in things political, peripheral and marginal
I am the very model of a modern German cardinal.

Let Us Weep for Holy Mother Church from the Foot of the Cross

These two article made me weep for my church. We are at the foot of the cross with Mary crying, "Abba, Father," with her son!

The Synod in Poetry and Prose

O Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto Thine.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

Our Lady of the rosary, prayer for us.

How Would You Describe the Church Today?

Pope St. Pius X
Remember in the gospels how often we read that people followed Jesus because he "spoke with authority." How's that working today do you think? Do those serving in persona Christi inspire confidence because they "speak with authority?" If you had to pick a word or phrase that summed up what Catholics are experiencing now would "speaking with authority" make the list? Not mine (at least for most prelates). Here's my take on the current situation which was confirmed big time by the recent synod. I believe these words describe the state of the Church:
  • confusion
  • ambiguity
  • error
  • disharmony
  • discontinuity
  • silence on moral truth
  • obfuscation
Dare I say diabolical disorientation?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Lady Macbeth would be proud: Dead Babies' Organs are "Cute!"....

Did Lady Macbeth work for PP?

....according to Planned Parenthood's ghouls girls.

Check out California Catholic:
“One of our POC [point of care] persons is really into organ development,” Dr. Amna Dermish , an abortionist with Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas’ Austin location, says in an undercover video released this morning. “She’ll pull out, like, kidneys and heart. The heart we frequently see at nine weeks. She always looks for it.” 
“Just like for fun?” the buyer, who introduces himself as “Robert Sarkis,” asks. 
“Well, it’s cute,” another abortion worker, from Whole Women’s Health in Texas, replies.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Planned Parenthood Supporters Really Are a Bunch of Sick Weirdos!

North Carolina bar features "Chopped Bartender Challenge," a benefit for Planned Parenthood.

This sick joke is just the latest in their panoply of nauseating stunts -- like give your sweetheart an abortion for Valentine's Day. And then there was their "choice on earth" gift card for Christmas.  Every girl wants an abortion in her stocking, right? I wonder how they would portray gassing Jews? As a smoke-in?

War in the Liberal Ranks: Have a Good Laugh!

It's a real knee-slapper!
The feminists are upset. Bruce Jenner, aka Caitlyn, is slated to be Glamour Magazine's "woman" of the year. And for once we hear a feminist, Germaine Greer, speaking the truth:
Jenner isn’t a woman, says Greer. He’s just attention-starved and seeking to steal the limelight from the women in the Kardashian family....Unsurprisingly, Greer sees sexism at the root of the celebration of Caitlyn Jenner: “I think misogyny plays a really big part in all of this, that a man who goes to these lengths to become a woman will be a better woman than someone who is just born a woman.”

Monday, October 26, 2015

Fear Not! Our Twelve Star General is Leading Us.

An anonymous reader left a long quote from Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich on my post about the Synod. These two visions reminded me that, although we are war with the world, we have a general leading us in whom we can place all our confidence. So fear not. The worst that the world can do is kill us, and if we die for the faith, we have a direct, non-stop ticket to heaven. Follow the advice of Padre Pio: "Pray, hope, and don't worry."

April 12, 1820: "I had another vision of the great tribulation. It seems to me that a concession was demanded from the clergy which could not be granted. I saw many older priests, especially one, who wept bitterly. A few younger ones were also weeping. But others, and the lukewarm among them, readily did what was demanded. It was as if people were splitting into two camps."

October 22, 1822: "Very bad times will come when non-Catholics will lead many people astray. A great confusion will result. I saw the battle also. The enemies were far more numerous, but the small army of the faithful cut down whole rows (of enemy soldiers). During the battle, the Blessed Virgin stood on a hill, wearing a suit of armor. It was a terrible war. At the end, only a few fighters for the just cause survived, but the victory was theirs." 

The victory is the Lord's. We have nothing to fear. Keep the faith and defend it and all will be well! Our Lady of Victory, pray for us.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

So what will this "new Church" the Synod is giving us look like?

Get ready for the "spirit of the Synod." Here are two video views summarizing the Synod. Both Michael Matt and Michael Voris raise alarm bells. Pray for Holy Mother Church. It seems the prophecy of Sr. Lucia, one of the seers of Fatima, is being worked out. She said the devil's final battle would be over the family and we are seeing it first hand. May God preserve us from a "new Church" that seems to be the goal of so many dissenter bishops and their cronies in the laity.

Church Militant report on final showdown. 

I Don't Want to Scare You, but Maybe You Should Be...

Read this bit from the story. It's chilling:

Friday, October 23, 2015

Discussing Sloth, One of the Seven Deadly Sins

My husband and I were talking about sloth this morning. The subject originated from the fact that Larry is reading a book on the seven deadly sins combined with a recent conversation among friends where someone described getting away with purchasing an expensive item for a fraction of its cost due to a cashier's error. The person telling the story was describing the behavior of someone else but was there and knew about the event without challenging him to go back and pay the real cost of the item. Now how does a story about theft get us talking about sloth?

Many people (myself included for a long time) don't understand the nature of sloth. It's laziness, of course,

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Reading a good book and reflecting on suffering

I'm re-reading Fr. Owen Francis Dudley's Masterful Monk series about the problem of human happiness. I just finished reading The Shadow on the Earth: A Tale of Tragedy and Triumph first published in 1945. It explores the meaning of pain and suffering. There are many non-fiction books on the subject, but fiction can often grip your mind and heart more powerfully than non-fiction. 

The protagonist, in the flower of his youth, has an accident on a mountain in the Alps. He is carried, broken and bleeding, to a monastery where he is treated and pronounced permanently crippled from a serious spinal injury. How will he respond to the tragedy in his life? That is the conflict in the story.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Texas Defunds Planned Parenthood. Yippee Ki Yay!

Let's hear it for the lone star state!
Today, the Office of Inspector General at Texas Health and Human Services Commission issued a letter ending Medicaid participation for Planned Parenthood affiliates in the State of Texas based on evidence of Medicaid program violations. The cancellation, consistent with Governor Abbott’s LIFE initiative, calls for funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers out of taxpayer money to be eliminated completely, both at the State and local levels.

“Texas has stepped forward and shown its unyielding commitment to both protecting life and providing women’s health services,” said Governor Abbott.
Read more here.

They Thought She Would Die, but God Had Another Plan

Shak and Robin Hill got bad news with Robin's second pregnancy. But God had a plan. And by the way, doctors often get it wrong. They aren't God and they don't have all the answers. Next time you get bad news from a doctor remember why they call it the "practice" of medicine.

I'm happy to know Shak and I met Jake when Shak was running for Senate in Virginia. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Robin yet, but hope to one day.May God bless this wonderful family and their witness to the value of human life.

Monday, October 19, 2015

What Would a "Synodal Church" Look Like? Another Protestant Revolution!

I fear it would not be pretty! And Fr. Z seems to feel the same way.

Pope Francis wants a transformation of the papacy and a synodal Church

Note that the pope wants to weaken the curia and talks about "decentralization." How would things be if the pope were just one among equals? If Peter were no longer "the rock" but a pebble among pebbles? Wouldn't the Church then be built on sand instead of rock?

Catholic Family News (CFN) has an interesting and worrisome article on the decentralization and "regionalism" of the Church. Here's the beginning of the article:

Sunday, October 18, 2015

It's not too early to think about Christmas gifts!

And this one would be especially great for home schooling moms, older kids, your children's parochial school teacher, and those who like to keep themselves well organized and thinking Catholic. Check it out at Catholic Sistas. You can order a hard copy or a PDF and print it yourself.

Put First Things First: Do You Know What a Synod Is?

There's been a lot of concern over the synod as well there should be. It is putting the Church and the faith front and center before the world. No matter what comes out of the synod, many will use the confusion and heresy promoted by some of the bishops to spin a dissenting version of the faith, scandalize the weak, and lead many into sin. Sometimes the perception about a thing has more power than the reality as we learned from the "spirit" of Vatican II and the dissent from Humanae Vitae which have had such a devastating impact on the faith.

Today, I decided to take a look at what Canon Law says about a synod. It's covered in Canons 342-348. Lest people misunderstand what's going on in Rome, here is the definition of a synod and what it can and cannot do:

St. Louis and St. Zelie, pray for us.

What a joyful day for families! And a real first. Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese and four other nuns, were canonized in Rome today, the first married couple to be raised to the honors of the altar. How could they not be saints? They nurtured such a strong faith in their home that all of their children lived for Christ. Just think if all Catholic parents had the same commitment to God. How changed the world would be!

You can read about Louis and Zelie Martin here. They had nine children, but four died in infancy and childhood. They bore their tragedies with courage and without bitterness showering love on their remaining children. I love this icon of their family showing all the children both the living sisters and the young ones who died. We can be confident they all met merrily in heaven. What a consoling thought to know that no separation on earth is permanent. We work out our salvation here in fear and trembling, but there will be nothing but joy and celebration when we pass through the door marked death into our true home. St. Louis and St. Zelie, pray for us.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Creationism or Evolutionism: They Both Can't Be True!

The Fathers of the Church all believed in "fiat" creation as in, "God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light." Creationism has been reaffirmed by popes throughout history. Even those whose writings have been distorted to "prove" there is no conflict between the HYPOTHESIS of evolution and belief that God guided the evolutionary process warned of its dangers. For example, While Pope Pius XII did not forbid discussion of evolution among scientists and theologians, he very explicitly forbade its teaching in the papal encyclical, Humani Generis (August 1950):

Friday, October 16, 2015

Vatican II Redux at the Synod: Follow Your Conscience

Archbishop Cupich lays the groundwork for those in immoral situations to justify receiving Communion while they remain in their sinful situations. Are we surprised?

Let's evaluate what's going on here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Cardinal Dolan: Turning over a new leaf?

Cardinal Dolan: Synod should support, encourage, the 'new minority' of faithful Catholics

Well, there are a lot of leaves on a tree, but this "leaf" from the book of Cardinal Dolan gives me at least a little hope. The thought of turning over a new leaf reminds me of a story (maybe O. Henry) about a dying girl whose window looks out on brick wall with a tree in front of it that actually touched the wall with its branches. It's autumn and she's convinced that when the last leaf falls, she'll die. She watches the leaves drop and float to the ground one by one by one losing hope as she sees them fall. Finally, only one leaf is left on the tree. When that leaf falls, she knows she'll die.

In her apartment building lives an old man, a friend. He was a painter, but never a very successful one. He too is ill with a bad cold, but there's no doubt he'll recover. Only one day he gets much worse and eventually dies of complications from pneumonia. 

Meanwhile, the young woman finding hope in the fortitude of that last leaf, slowly begins to recover. When she's better she discovers that the painter, who loved her like a father, had gone out in the dark, the cold and the snow and painted a leaf on the wall of the building that, from her window, appeared to be attached to the tree's branch. She lived and he died out of love for her. What greater love than to give one's life for a friend.

I guess that's a digression, but let's hope that Cardinal Dolan isn't just turning over one new leaf, but an entire tree full.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fatima: It's a Message for Our Time

Today is the 98th anniversary of the Miracle of Sun, the October apparition of the three little shepherds of Fatima. I just finished reading Fatima from the Beginning, a wonderful companion to Lucia's memoir, written by Fr. John de Marchi. He went to Fatima immediately after the apparitions finished and interviewed the seers. Later on when Lucia had gone into the convent and her two little cousins were long in their graves, he returned to Fatima and interviewed the families and friends of the little seers. Many were eyewitnesses You can read his book, The True Story of Fatima, at the EWTN library. It is truly a work of love and filled with poetry. Here's just a little taste:
Within the parish of Fatima, which is itself a small and modest place, there is a little hamlet called Aljustrel, and to find a less pretentious part of the world, you would probably need an angel for a guide.

From the Synod Road Show -- Fr. Lombardi: "I don’t have to tell you anything I don't want to."

These comments deserve emphasis:

Monday, October 12, 2015

Another Bad Sign from the Synod: the Hobnailed Boot for Reporter Priest!

Priest has Press Credentials Pulled for Challenging Archbishop

Remember all the talk about openness and transparency? That's what it amounts to --- just talk. Fr. Nicholas Gregoris got the hobnailed boot for daring to defend the faith against an Archbishop who made remarks that undermine doctrine on the indissolubility of marriage. Here's a bit of what LifeSiteNews reported about what happened next:
On October 7, when Father Gregoris returned to the Sala Stampa for the press briefing at 1:00 p.m., he was stopped and told he must hand over his press badge. “They said I’m no longer welcome in the Sala Stampa and I had to leave,” Father Gregoris related.

Fr. Haley's Tribunal: Less Transparent than the Dictatorship of Iran!

Fr. Hugh Monmonier on left and Fr. James Haley on right after
our 25th wedding anniversary Mass at St. Anselms Abbey in 1994.
Reading the front page of the Washington Post today, my husband pointed out an article with this headline, Verdict, but no details, in Iran's trial of Post reporter.  "You should write an article about how the Church's judicial system is like that of a repressive dictatorship," he said. What he was referring to, of course, was Fr. Haley's trial.

Searching for the article on the Post's website, I found another, more in-depth report about the case and it certainly is similar to the disgraceful treatment Fr. Haley! received at the hands of a Church court. Here are some of the similarities in the two cases:

Analyzing the "Worst Case Scenario" from the Synod

If it happens, the people (and clergy) must resist!

Fr. Brian Harrison's analysis at Renew America seems spot on to me! But perhaps you think Fr. Harrison's view is too cynical? Take a look at this article:

Crisis for Pope Francis as top-level cardinals tell him: your synod could lead to the collapse of the church

The pope wasn't joking when he told everybody to "make a mess." and apparently he is the biggest mess-maker of all. Keep praying for the Synod!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sunday Meditation: Is this a warning from St. John Paul II to the Dissenters at the Synod?

Dissenters, pay close attention to Pope St. John Paul II's message from Veritatis Splendor. I know you don't care about the splendor of truth when it conflicts with your perverse desires, but, guess what --- it applies to you anyway. Get ready for the big challenge about it on Judgment Day! (My comments are in red.)
Today, however, it seems necessary to reflect on the whole of the Church's moral teaching, with the precise goal of recalling certain fundamental truths of Catholic doctrine which, in the present circumstances, risk being distorted or denied. Cardinal Kasper, you have a call from heaven.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Muslims Reject Relief from Red Cross. Why? It's the Cross, Stupid!

They hate the symbol, but judging from the atrocities of ISIS and the growing number of Islamic terrorist attacks even in the U.S., many also hate Christians.

Just think. If you were the wounded Jew on the road to Jericho would you refuse to accept help from the Samaritan? "Get away from me, you Samaritan pig. Jews hate Samaritans.I don't want your water!" If you were in the dessert and dying of thirst, would you refuse to accept a cup of water from a Muslim wearing a crescent?

Why aren't the liberals talking about this kind of intolerance and just plain anti-Christian bigotry?

Friday, October 9, 2015

This is the Pope's Synod, for Good or Bad the Results Belong to Him!

A secret plot to control the Synod? No; it's not secret at all.

Can you help Mercy Chefs feed the emergency workers and devastated families in South Carolina

I love Mercy Chefs! When massive forest fires, floods, tornadoes, or earthquakes strike, they are there on the spot with hot meals and compassionate words. Feed the hungry is the first corporal work of mercy and they are doing that big time. We sent a donation when they responded to a request for help during the massive forest fire in northern California. From there, they turned to the devastating floods in South Carolina. People's lives will be disrupted there for a long time. Can you help?  We will.

Good News from the Synod: Faithful Clergy Speak Out!

Faithful bishops Speak:
Key Synod cardinal sets stage with ringing defense of Church teaching Thank God for those bishops defending the authentic Catholic faith.
Head of Polish Bishops: No Compromise Between Truth and Untruth And no common ground either!
Cardinal Napier Calls Rosica's Bluff Hopefully, many will continue to expose the distortion of the Synod by Fr. Rosica!
Polish prelate posts summaries of Synod talks, in apparent violation of procedures This was standard procedure by the Vatican press office at past synods. It certainly prevents Fr. Rosica and other Vatican press office reps from spinning and distorting the words of the Synod Fathers.

Bad News from the Synod on the Family: The Only Time They Invoke Unity is When It's Unity of Dissent!

The moderator has extensive influence on the direction of the discussion and thus on the content of the final report of the small group. Uh-oh! 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Is Fr. Haley Vindicated by What's Coming Out about "Gays" in the Vatican?

Here's a typical media spin on gay theologian Msgr. Charamso's "coming out."

Charming, eh?

Now, if you don't know about Fr. James Haley you should. He was a priest in the diocese of Arlington who, over a decade ago, blew the whistle on homosexual priests with porn in the closet and boyfriends in the bedroom. It was a message the bishop did not want to hear.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Our Lady of the Rosary, Pray for Us!

Sometimes truth is more interesting than fiction. The Battle of Lepanto is one of those epic stories. If you want to understand ISIS today, read this article about Lepanto. Here's just one paragraph to show that the monstrous behavior of Islam today is nothing new:
In the spring of 1570, the 4th Ottoman-Venetian war began when the Muslim Turks attacked Cyprus with 70,000 men. The Venetians appealed to Pope Pius V to come to their defense.The Christian defenders of Cyprus were outnumbered by a margin of almost 7 to 1. The city of Nicosia held for nearly two months but, having been reduced to 500 soldiers, surrendered.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Witnessing for Life and Fighting D.C.'s Future Planned Parenthood Killing Center

Sad to say, the future Planned Parenthood facility in D.C. where this photo was taken and Father gave is talk is being built by a Catholic owned construction company. My friend Janet blogged about it last August. This friends, is true direct cooperation with evil. Every murder that takes place at this abortion mill will be stamped with the name of Robert Pizzano and Pizzano Construction Company. God have mercy when this man stands for the judgment seat of God. He is not helping to build the Kingdom of God, but the Kingdom of Satan. Please pray for him and all the wonderful witnesses below who participated a few days ago in the vigil. Our Lady of Victory, strengthen all who fight the deadly legions. St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle....

Speech at the 40 Days for Life Candlelight Vigil
at the Planned Parenthood Construction Site at 1225 – 4th Street, NE, Washington, DC 
by Fr William J Kuchinsky, 
3 October 2015.

There is something that did not go unnoticed by those out here witnessing to the dignity of human life the past couple of months.  As we stood on the sidewalks, or knelt in prayer as participants in civil disobedience, we heard the laughter and playful screams of the children of Two Rivers School as they were out for recess . . . This is, of course, in contrast the silent screams and unspeakable horror that is planned for right next door. 

It has also been noted that the address of this coming killing center is 1225 – 4th Street.  Yes, the date we celebrate the Birth of Our Blessed Lord.  December 25th.  May He have mercy on us.

Monday, October 5, 2015

From Abortion to Euthanasia: Pushing the Unwanted Over the Cliff

From the Les Femmes newsletter, The Truth, Vol. 20 #2, Summer 2015

by Mary Ann Kreitzer

   In 1973, prior to Roe v. Wade, only 17 states allowed abortion (except for life of the mother) and one, New York, had voted to repeal its law.[i] Only a veto by Nelson Rockefeller allowed the killing to continue in the Empire State.[ii] On January 22, 1973, however, all of that changed. Seven men on the Supreme Court imposed abortion-on-demand for the entire country, in effect, legislating under what conditions the states could “limit” the act. The companion ruling Doe v. Bolton, answered that question defining “health” so broadly that no abortion up to birth could be refused if a doctor were willing to do it.[iii] And, in fact, over the years it became obvious that many abortionists, like George Tiller, Kermit Gosnell, and Leroy Carhart would kill babies even days before birth inventing the particularly gruesome Partial Birth Abortion (PBA) method to ensure that potentially viable infants could be murdered in the birth canal by stabbing them in the upper neck and sucking out their brains avoiding the “complication” of a live birth. PBA not only ensured delivery of a dead baby, but provided an “intact specimen” for fetal wholesalers like Opening Lines which began trafficking in baby body parts in 1989.[iv]

Sunday, October 4, 2015

It Begins: Synod on the Family Opens in Rome

Today is a big day. First of all, my husband and I celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. What an adventure rearing five children in a world of confusion (in the "spirit" of Vatican II and the dissent over Humanae Vitae)  and a growing culture of death. When Roe v. Wade came down in 1973, we had two little ones and I hugged them tighter as I mourned the untimely deaths of their spiritual brothers and sisters murdered silently amidst the cheers of the raging feminists. And then, with the support of my husband, I put on the armor of God and began fighting against abortion for the sake of our family and all the little endangered ones. The faithful Catholic family is the greatest bulwark against the relentless culture of death.
October 4, 1969

Ostensibly, the Synod is supposed to strengthen, renew, sanctify, and increase the number of faithful Catholic families. That, at least, should be its goal. But we all know from last year's Extraordinary Synod and machinations of the "progressive bishops" that many do not share that vision. Rather than build up the nuclear family, they want to transform the definition of "faithful Catholic family" to include adulterous unions and same-sex partnerships.

Was it an accident that the Synod opens on the day we hear readings from Genesis and St. Mark that affirm the family? Certainly not in God's providence. Genesis reminds us that "a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one flesh." One man and one woman -- not a series of men or women like musical chairs and not two men or two women playing house together. It is the sacred union of Adam and Eve that God blesses when he gives them dominion over all creation, tells them to multiply and fill the earth, and looks at all he has made and finds it "very good."

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Davis and Grassi: Spinning the News at the Vatican Press Office

Hilary White has a terrific article about the pope's meeting with Kim Davis, the evil clerk who refuses marriage licenses to a same-sex couples, and the pope's homosexual former student and friend, Yayo Grassi. Read it. If nothing else, it reveals the absolute nonsense at the Vatican press office. We think that helps explain the statement that the "smoke of Satan" has entered the Church. Obviously, from the junk coming out of the press office, they are smoking something!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Good Grief: Vatican Acting Like Politicians Exercising Damage Control over Kim Davis Meeting

Vatican Distances Pope from Kim Davis

I'm more inclined to believe Matt Staver, Kim Davis' lawyer, than the Vatican spokesmen who regularly show they are typical media types willing to spin the news. So they imply Davis was just part of a group -- Hey the pope couldn't possibly know what he was doing. But Matt Staver says Kim and her husband were the only ones in the room with the pope besides security and Vatican personnel. Sure sounds like a private audience to me!

But hey, we can't upset the homosexual activists -- especially before the synod when all the homosexual friendly bishops hope to give the impression that sodomy is a gift to the Church and homosexual relationships are pretty much the same as marriage.

Good grief and God help us!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Will the Ordinary Synod be Manipulated Like the Extraordinary Synod?

I'm reading Edward Pentin's book about Rigging the Synod. Wow! If you want a lesson in Church politics read the book. Thank God we know the Holy Spirit protects the Church, because the number of Judases among the hierarchy appears to be legion. The Synod will never change the doctrine, but the wicked bishops can make it APPEAR that doctrine has changed and that's all they care about. Why do so many Catholic reject Church teaching on contraception? Because of the lies and manipulation after Humanae Vitae. How many people have suffered serious problems as a result. You cannot lie with your body telling your spouse you give everything when you hold back your greatest gift, the capacity to give life. How the demons laugh when people buy the lie.

The progressives don't care about substance, only form. If the Church keeps the substance of the doctrine of marital indissolubility that's fine, as long as sheep in the pew get the idea that the "pastoral" approach allows them to make their own decisions about whether they can receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord while they continue to live in sin. Poor Jesus. So many Catholics today approach Communion unworthily and commit the grave sin of sacrilege. Many are led into this sin by false shepherds who tickle their ears. God help them on Judgment Day.

I hope you are praying the novena to Our Lady of Victory for the Synod. Today is day three. Let's ask St. Therese on her feast day to join us in praying for the family.

Who Says Homosexual Activity is Wrong? Saints and Doctors of the Church

We often hear homosexual activists argue that there's nothing in the Bible that condemns homosexuality. Of course, they need to twist crystal clear passages from both the Old and New Testaments to claim they refer to a lack of hospitality rather than same-sex lust. 

But Scripture isn't the only source of Church condemnation of same-sex behavior. Catholic tradition is filled with it. The quotes below come from the Church Fathers, saints, etc. They are quoted in a book called Defending A Higher Law: Why We Must Resist Same-Sex “Marriage” and the Homosexual Movement.