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Thursday, February 20, 2020

The Church and the New World Order

I watched this video by Michael Matt today.  Twice.  

There is A LOT to take away from it.  Looking at "the big picture"  I see a situation similar to the one the Church faced when it signed the Lateran Agreement with Italy.  In this present situation, one has to wonder, who and when, exactly did the Vatican sign an agreement with the powers of the unilateral globalist movement.  We know they signed agreements with the USSR, for instance, that hardly anyone speaks about to "supposedly" protect the Christians there, but we, or I don't, at least know for sure what has gone on behind the scenes to put the Church in line with the New World Order with no nations, no borders, no personal sin, no fixed dogma.  

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hold the Applause: An Analysis of Pope Francis' Post Synodal Exhortation -- Part I

I've seen a lot of chatter about how relieved people are that Pope Francis did not approve married priests for the Amazon in his post synodal Apostolic Exhortation.

Well, I've read it and frankly I found it alarming and hypocritical on many fronts.

But before I get into that let me remind you to......

PUT THE APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION, QUERIDA AMAZONIA, IN CONTEXT:

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Want to Know Where the Vatican is Taking the Church?

....Just look at China!

Where....

  • Children under 18 may not go to Church...
  • Underground bishops (legitimate) are forced to step down in favor of bishops appointed by an atheistic Communist government...
  • Where Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin's ostpolitik with an anti-religious Communist government includes signing on to the Communist agenda...
It is the abandonment of the Catholic faithful of China in favor of a false unity that pretends to be making progress in this poor country. 

It is shameful and a sellout of Catholic truth!

Cardinal Joseph Zen is the prophetic voice of the suffering Church in China. This 88 year old Catholic warrior will not be silent. His voice graphically reveals the moral bankruptcy of Vatican policy. 

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sunday Meditation: Lent is Coming, Are You Ready?

Going to the traditional Latin Mass last Sunday got me thinking about Lent. In the old calendar, it was Septuagesima Sunday, 7 decades before Easter.

Yes, under the old (would progressive Catholics say "dismal"?) calendar, Ordinary Time was only a few weeks in and already the Church drew the eyes of the faithful toward the passion of Christ. The green changed to purple.

I was glad for the reminder that Lent is coming because it got me thinking about what I want to read for the season. And, since I happened to be doing a little organizing of my papal documents at the same time, I readily found just the thing. Pope Leo XIII's little book, The Practice of Humility. He was still known as Joachim Cardinal Pecci, Bishop of Perugia, when he wrote it. The work was directed to seminarians, but all of us are in training for the devout life, so how beneficial such a work can be for everyone! And it also turns my thoughts to Pope John Paul I, the "smiling pope" who served for only 33 years -- one day for every year in the life of Christ. His motto was a single world: humilitas. He left behind a humble collection of writings. Among his few general audiences he left these words:

Friday, February 14, 2020

My Brain Works Life a Rube Goldberg Contraption

If that headline intrigues you, I have a post on my Grandma blog about it. I'm taking a break from the bad news in the culture and the Church.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

History Repeats Itself! And so Does Heresy!

Cardinal Marx with his equivalent of Luther's rebellion.

I just started reading Hillaire Belloc's book, How the Reformation Happened. With the latest revolt coming out of Germany, that unfortunate country, I hope the book may cast some light on the synodal path to hell being led by the German bishops. (Hmmm...what a good hash tag! #TheSynodalPathToHell.) 

Belloc begins by dispelling the notion of there ever being a peaceful time in the Church. He goes through the first 300 years of blistering persecution and countless divisions, ending with Constantine's edict of 321 establishing religious toleration for Christians.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Wisdom from Fulton Sheen, Peter Kreeft, and St. Francis deSales

I  recently read a quote from Archbishop Fulton Sheen that made me laugh. "The proud man counts his newspaper clippings; the humble man his blessings."

And then the insight....Omigosh! How many bloggers count their visit statistics and views?

Mea culpa! Mea culpa! Mea maxima culpa!

Some days I think about throwing up my hands, deleting my blog, retiring my newsletter and saying with St. Thomas Aquinas, "It's all straw." Actually, if Thomas' magnificent writings were straw, mine are the poop-covered shavings from the chicken coop...or the waste products on the bottom board of the bee hive.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Is the "Twilight of Christian Civilization" upon us?

Pope Paul VI
I recently read an article in The Wanderer by Raymond de Souza, Our Responsibility to Defend the True Faith. He used several terms that struck a chord. First, he described the "historic moment" we are living in, as a "moment of apocalyptical magnitude: the twilight of Christian civilization." He went on to say, in the words of Pope Paul VI, that the Church has entered a "process of auto-demolition." It's ironic that the very pope who did so much to create the auto-demolition later lamented it. Physician, heal thyself, eh?

I have a hard time considering Pope Paul VI a saint. One good document, Humanae Vitae, published rather late into the push for approving contraception, does not a saint make, does it?

But must I call Pope Paul VI a saint? After reading Peter Kwasniewdki's article, Why We Need Not (and Should Not) Call Paul VI ‘Saint’, I think the answer is no. As he says, "The infallibility of canonizations is not taught by the Church, nor is it necessarily implied by any de fide doctrine of the Faith." He went on:

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sunday Meditation: God is Our FATHER and Jesus is the SON of God!

The lying tongue of Bishop Bode on display
Bishop Franz-Josef Bode of Osnabrück, the vice president of the German Bishops’ Conference is a man. If he weren't, he couldn't be a Catholic bishop. He's a little confused these days on the nature of Jesus Christ, the God-MAN.

Bode is head of the German "synodal path" forum on Women in Ministries and Offices of the Church along with Professor Dorothea Sattler. Recently, in an interview with the diocesan newspaper Kirchenbote, Bode said:
“For us, Christ became a human being, not a man.”

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Does Your Parish Have Eucharistic Adoration? Have You Signed Up for an Hour?

The Miracle of Eucharistic Adoration transformed the drug torn city of Ciudad Juárez. Want to see changes in your parish and your town? Open a chapel for Eucharistic adoration.

Mexican City Sees Stunning Drop in Violence as Adoration Increases

Friday, February 7, 2020

To Contain or Be Contained, That is the Question


Susan Matthiesen shared this link with Mary Ann and me recently after she found one of these Australian objects in a store near where she works.  It got me to thinking how we take containers for granted.   No matter who we are, where we live, or what period of history, we have always needed containers and for the exact same reasons since time began---to hold things that won't hold themselves. 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

No Class Nancy Practiced Her Petty, Pathetic, Political Performance!

Watch her practicing to see how many pages she can rip at once!



Now watch her Petty, Pathetic Political Performance at the end of the speech.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Papacy Suspended - A Secret of Colossal Importance for the Church

The papacy suspended above time
will resume - or not - after the deluge.
This article is a collaborated effort between Chriss Rainey and Susan Matthiesen after reading Antonio Socci's book The Secret of Benedict XVI: Is He Still Pope?

Antonio Socci's two epigraphs:
If the Church were to be removed from the world, in a short time the world would end. - John Henry Newman


They call to me from Seir: Watchman, how much longer the night? Watchman, how much longer the night? Isaiah 21:11


(Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary says: Night. Instead of joy, I must announce dreadful things.)


Part One - The Mystical, Economic, and Political Origin of the Drama
And God seeing that the wickedness of men was great upon the earth and that all the thought of their heart was bent upon evil at all times, it repented him that he had made man on the earth. And being touched inwardly with sorrow of heart he said: I will destroy man, whom I have created, from the face of the earth, from man to even beasts, from the creeping thing even to the fowls of the air, for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noe found grace before the Lord. Genesis 6:5-8

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

More about the Super Bowl Halftime Show

I thought the video below provided an interesting take on the halftime show at Sunday's Superbowl.


There is no doubt plenty of occult activity in the entertainment industry and history teaches us that lust and satanism are often partners. There was certainly plenty of lust evidenced during the halftime show!

Monday, February 3, 2020

The Lying Left Claims to Respect Women; the Superbowl Scandal Proves their Hypocrisy!

Our Lady, the model of purity!
Well, I didn't watch the Superbowl or see the raunchy X-rated half-time show. Life's too short! But I saw some of the disgusting, nearly nude photos (which I won't post) and got this email today from a friend:
Did anyone have this reaction?

I normally never watch the half time show since I find it so morally offensive and suggestive. Since I am in the middle of research on porn, prostitution and human trafficking, I watched to see how bad it would be. I couldn't believe how suggestive it was.

From my research, many johns continually mention that they use porn to rev up (the pre-show) for action (the party). Once they rev up, they act out. An FBI agent who specializes in helping to stop trafficking mentioned on Covenant Eyes, that without pornography, there would be no sex trafficking.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Understanding the Crisis in the Church: Homily of Cardinal G.L. Müller on the Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, January 1st

I'm working on the Les Femmes quarterly newsletter's winter issue. The lead article always involves lots of research preceded by prayers to our editor, the Blessed Mother. What does she want me to write about this quarter? 
Well...it was a dilemma until I started reading and hearing lots of comments from clerics including a number of bishops saying those who express concern about some of the actions of the pope are "divisive" and even guilty of "treason." Any questioning (dubia?) is greeted with stony silence and/or accusations of breaking unity with the Holy Father. There was even a bishop's outburst telling journalists who dare to question anything the pope does to get out and join the Lutheran Church if they don't like the pope's style of teaching and governing.