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Monday, September 26, 2022

PRAY FOR THOSE IN HARMS WAY…


 HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC 
Is it safe to go to the beach when a hurricane is approaching? 

The town of Hilton Head is carefully monitoring the approaching Hurricane Ian in the Gulf of Mexico, but no decision has been made on water safety for residents or vacationers, including whether to close the beaches this weekend. Public Safety Director Bob Bromage said while Hilton Head has the authority to close roads and beach access points, there aren’t any plans to do so ahead of Hurricane Ian. He urged people to stay informed of water hazards like riptides and storm surge this week through the National Weather Service, the news media and social media. 

Beaufort County Spokesperson Chris Ophardt said the county has no real jurisdiction to keep visitors off beaches around Hilton Head, but the state can choose to shut down beaches on state-owned land. There’s really no way to keep people off private beachfront property that runs up to beaches, he said. According to the National Weather Service, Hilton Head Island and surrounding areas are likely to begin seeing the effects of Hurricane Ian, including high winds and sustained rainfall, late Wednesday or early Thursday.

God, our Father, Eternal and Omnipotent, Creator and Lord of the Universe, you have set the earth on its foundation and all elements of nature obey your command. You give food to all flesh, cover the heavens with clouds, and provide rain to the earth ─ We humbly beseech you Lord, Most High, to keep us safe from all dangers and to calm all the storms of life that threaten us: especially the attack of whirlwinds and tornadoes, the calamity and destruction of hurricanes, the din and damage of hail storms, the striking of thunderbolts and lightning, and the devastation of floods and tidal waves.

May we be secure in your loving protection, seek your Will in all our experiences, and serve you always with grateful hearts. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

WOW! A FIRST FOR ME IN MORE THAN 42 YEARS OF PRIESTHOOD AND DISTRIBUTING HOLY COMMUNION DAILY


I had the 7 AM Mass at St. Gregory the Great Church in Bluffton, South Carolina in the Diocese of Charleston. It is a spoken Mass so that the crowd can get Mass over with and get on with the joys of retirement, like golfing. The church is about 3/4’s full or about 700 people I guess. 

At Communion time one of the women who came up to me received on the tongue. Either her tongue was dry or the Host stuck to my finger, either way, the Host fell off of her tongue and slid to the floor. 

Normally, even when the laity receive on the hand, they won’t pick up the Host but wait for the priest or EMHC to pick up the Host. 

Not so with this devout Catholic woman. Immediately she went to her knees bowed her body to the ground, licked up the Host and kissed the floor and got up and kept moving to her pew. 

I have never had this expression of Eucharistic piety and reverence from a lay person, under these circumstances, until this Sunday morning. 

FABULOUS AND LITURGICALLY CORRECT RENOVATION LEADING TO A NEW SPRINGTIME FOR THE CHURCH

 


Saturday, September 24, 2022

MIDNIGHT MASS: IT ISN’T WHAT YOU THINK!!!

 




Now that I am in active retirement, I have rediscovered television and watching TV shows and movies on TV thanks to a free subscription to Netflix and Apple-TV which comes with my cell phone subscription. 

I’ve gotten hooked on several series, shows and movies and watched them diligently. For the last several decades, I had no favorite TV shows, never went to the movies and only watched TCM but because I went to bed early, I seldom watched full shows. 

I never recorded shows to watch later as there wasn’t anything I wanted to watch now or later.

That has changed with Netflix and the ability to watch what I want and when I want.

Right now I am watching the series “Manifest” which is science fiction and fun to watch, exciting.

I just starting watching a limited series of seven shows on show 3 now, of Midnight Mass.

This is what Wikipedia says about it:

Midnight Mass is an American supernatural horror streaming television miniseriescreated and directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Zach GilfordKate SiegelHamish LinklaterSamantha SloyanRahul KohliKristin Lehman, and Henry Thomas. The plot centers on an isolated island community that experiences supernatural events after the arrival of a mysterious priest.[1]

It was released on Netflix on September 24, 2021,[2] and received positive reviews

My comments on Midnight Mass: I have to say, that whoever produced this, has had help from a priest or someone quite knowledgeable about Catholic theology and post-Vatican II liturgy and parish life. The actor who plays the priest does a great job and he’s preached a couple of great homilies that were meaningful, theologically accurate and inspiring as well as short! That is thanks to the writers and his acting ability and can certainly be applied to any good Catholic preacher too who needs to write good, short homilies and act it out well!

In one scene in Ordinary Time, he wears a green chasuble which is exactly as one I have worn for years, exactly. 

The first scene with him celebrating Mass, he uses the old English translation for the consecration. I thought the director/writer simply didn’t know that it had been changed over a decade ago. But later after Mass, a parishioner comes up to the priest and thanks him for the older English translation which he had not heard in over a decade!!!!!!

This is a horror film but very Catholic in theme, but not anti-Catholic, but Catholicism figures greatly into like the Exorcist movie did. Who knows what will happen in subsequent episodes, only 7 all total. But I recommend it highly, from the Catholic point of view as well as from the entertainment and horror point of view especially as we enter the season of Halloween 🎃!

RORATE CAELI PUBLISHES AN INTERVIEW WITH CARDINAL MUELLER WORTH READING

TWO CARDINALS WHO REPRESENT THE SCHISM DEVELOPING IN THE CHURCH, ONE POINT OF VIEW CAN BE FOUND BY ANYONE IN THE DEPOSIT OF FAITH OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE OTHER POINT OF VIEW CAN ONLY BE FOUND BY THE KNOWLEDGE A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE, CLERGY AND LAITY, HAVE:






WE ARE WELL ON THE WAY TO SCHISM AND IT WILL BE AN ACTUAL SCHISM UNLIKE WHAT THE FSSPX ARE DOING WHICH ISN’T A SCHISM BUT A MATTER OF DISCIPLINE AND IRREGULARITY…

 Cardinal Mueller is certainly on the side of the school of theology of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. This distinguishes His Eminence from Pope Francis and those in the Curia who promote the reigning pope’s agenda. 

The two schools of thought, each held by a pope, are diametrically opposed to one another. 

I support the Benedict school as everyone knows. Why? Because you can discover there all the teachings of the Catholic Church which are out in the open for anyone to find if they have time. 

Pope Francis’ school seems neo-gnostic to me. By that I mean new teachings arise by listening to the culture that is opposed to God and Catholicism as it has been understood officially up to and through Pope Benedict’s papacy. 

The German Synodal way wants to change the Church into a different Church. This is what Cardinal Grech has very recently said about the Universal synod, and Pope Francis has said the same thing, both confirm that the Synodal Way’s purpose is to create not a new Church but a different Church. By the way, we have hundreds if not thousands of Protestant sects, especially the new non-denominational ones, that are different churches. You can read Cardinal Grech’s recent interview published by America by pressing HERE. 

When you read Cardinal Mueller’s commentary based upon the Deposit of Faith and the perennial Magisterium of the Church and then you read Pope Francis’ agenda which Cardinal Grech recently enunciated you see a position of clarity from Cardinal Mueller and then you read Cardinal Grech, representing Pope Francis’ theology which makes you scratch your head and realize that anything is possible even a different Church unlike the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. 

You can read Rorate Caeli’s publication of Cardinal Mueller’s interview by pressing the title below. A money byte of what the cardinal answered is below:

Cardinal Müller reveals Consistory speech on “unlimited power of the papacy,” says this view “contradicts the entire Catholic tradition”

The whole Church has followed with attention and concern the steps of the German Synodal Way. What do you think of the decisions of the IV Assembly of the German Synodal Way?

In theatrical language, one would not know exactly whether to speak of tragedy or comedy with regard to this event. All the texts, very abundant but not very profound, do not deal with the renewal of Catholics in Christ, but with a surrender to a world without God. The only theme among all the themes is sexuality. However, it is not understood as God’s gift given to human beings as created persons in our male and female nature, from which derives the responsibility to participate as father and mother in the work of God’s creation and the universal will of salvation for one’s offspring, but as a kind of drug to numb a basic nihilistic feeling with the maximum satisfaction of pleasure.

Both Cardinal Marx and Georg Bätzing supported the texts that asked the pope for a change in sexual morality, the ordination of women, and the evaluation of homosexuality. What do you think?

There are two errors in this regard that only theological ignoramuses can make. First, the pope has no authority to change the teaching of the Church, which is rooted in God’s revelation. In trying to do so, he would exalt himself as a man above God. Second, the apostles can only teach and ordain what Jesus commanded them to teach (Mt 28:19). It is precisely the bishops, as well as their ongoing successors, who are called to the “apostles’ teaching” (Acts 2:42) in Sacred Scripture, Apostolic Tradition, and the irreformable doctrinal definitions of previous papal ex cathedra decisions or of ecumenical councils. “The Roman Pontiff and the Bishops…do not accept any new public revelation as belonging to the divine deposit of faith” (Lumen gentium 25; cf. Dei verbum 10).

Friday, September 23, 2022

KOOL KOINCIDENCE!

 Small world and no coincidence? I just came back from the Piggly Wiggly and as I drove to my condo, I noticed someone had taken my parking spot, although there are no assigned parking places here. So I parked next to him and as I got out of the car, a woman came from behind and yelled “Father Allan!” It is the Lubbeck’s from Augusta and my former parishioners at Most Holy Trinity there. Micky was one of our cantors! The second photo are of them and me as I baptized one of their children, not sure which one, but that child is now in his/her mid 20’s! They have rented a unit here for a couple of days! And yes I go grocery shopping at the Piggly Wiggly wearing a t-shirt, bathing suit and cap. Doesn’t get any better than that!




SPAM!

 I just discovered about 30 comments that went to spam within my blogspot blogger apparatus! Some dating to May of 2021!

If I did not publish a comment of yours it is published now. I had no idea!

Sorry!

POLARIZATION LEADING TO SCHISM: WHO AND WHAT IS THE BLAME?


Ever since Vatican II, there has been serious polarization and politicization of the Church and her Magisterium. It all had to do with the proper interpretation of the Vatican II documents. And like Scripture, there were and are many interpretations.

And these interpretations are now to be classified into two distinct camps and the camps are now headed by two living popes, but the actual reigning pope is responsible for this new polarization, not those who are on either side of the great polarization. 

In other words, we should not blame the victims, as the institutional Church seems to have an inclination to do, but rather the sources of it, Vatican II and its various interpretations and Pope Francis who has become the pope who most clearly shows his rupture with an authentic interpretation of Vatican II as well as a rupture with his two immediate predecessor’s  long reigns. 

We all know that Pope Benedict, but without being a dictator, set the proper agenda for interpreting Vatican II, “renewal or reform in continuity with what preceded.” 

Pope Benedict was and is against “rupture” with the Church prior to Vatican II.

This is not true with Pope Francis, the now reigning Pope. From day one, the moment he set foot on the loggia of St. Peter’s with the look of “pathology” in his eyes (that was my first reaction to seeing him, NOT to the fact he did not wear the “proper clothing” of a newly named pope). Pope Francis was making clear his rupture with Benedict and the school of theology that Benedict supported, renewal in continuity. 

Every since that fateful day to the current day, Pope Francis’ ideology of rupture, returning to the 1960’s and early 70’s with His Holiness’ ambiguities and incoherence in speaking and writings, we have a Church more polarized now then it was in the late 60’s and 70’s prior to Pope John Paul II strivings to restore the great discipline of the Church. 

We can blame no one but Pope Francis for the state of affairs in the Church today. We need not blame the victims, those polarized political realities of left and right, progressive and conservative, all of which is a result of Vatican II. Diverging interpretations of Vatican II should be blamed as well as the current pontiff who has placed this polarization on steroids and which will surely lead to a major Schism. 

Read the Pillar’s commentary on this:

The News

We have been tracking this week the publication by Belgium’s Flemish bishops of a new document on the pastoral care of Catholics who identify as LGBT, which includes the outline of a ritual of blessing for same-sex couples.

Belgium’s French-speaking bishops have signaled that their own version is coming soon, so it seems that church blessings for same-sex unions are to be part of the national ecclesiastical landscape in that country, despite the Vatican having explicitly ruled out the possibility of such blessings just over a year ago.

This is likely to be a topic of conversation when the Belgians head upriver to Rome for their upcoming ad limina visit, during which they will meet with the pope and heads of the various curial departments. That was supposed to happen next week, but the visit was postponed until November.

You can read all about it here.

You might ask how the Belgian bishops could possibly get away with adopting an idea that the Vatican’s doctrinal office so recently terminated, with extreme prejudice. Surely this is a recipe for a serious breach of communion with Rome?

I asked the same questions of all the friends in the Vatican I could get a hold of this week, and the answer I came away with was this — maybe forcing a breach is the whole point.

For the last several years now, Rome has been issuing “no” after “no” to various “progressive” plans coming out of different European bishops’ conferences, most often the German one.

But with the pope usually disinclined to settle matters directly, things have settled into a kind of a punt — a frosty “Whatever. We’ll talk about it at the synod next year.”

But it seems that some bishops are no longer prepared to wait that long. Why?

The answer, most Vatican sources suggested, is the pope.

In the standoff between the Vatican’s doctrinal department and the Belgians, both sides have invoked Francis’ own teaching to support their positions, even quoting from the same documents. And the two sides of that argument represent a broader split between rival camps, which both support the pope’s reforming agenda and see themselves as natural heirs to it, but interpret it very differently.

On the one hand, there are what we can call the “pastoral institutionalists,” who see Francis’ great work as setting the Church’s unchanging teachings to new, more welcoming music. On the other are the arch-progressive reformers who, like the Belgian and German bishops, want to see real, substantive change on issues like the ordination of women and same-sex relationships.

The arch-prog camp does seem to be getting bolder. Some suggested their strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others. But a more compelling theory, to me at least, is that they are growing impatient and increasingly doubt that Francis will deliver for them after the 2023 synod, if his pontificate lasts that long.

Instead, it was suggested to me, they are looking to provoke a confrontation now — setting the stage for a conclave that will (so the theory goes) have to elect a pope prepared to stop a schism at the expense of universal teaching authority. And candidates for this role are already being quietly floated around Rome.

I’m not sure this is the explanation for what’s going on in the Church right now, but I’m absolutely convinced that the pastoral-institutional/arch-progressive split is going to be the most important dynamic in the next conclave. Absolutely more so than the hackneyed conservatives vs. liberals stuff we are bound to see.

In the meantime, the Belgian proposal seems sure to be adopted by bishops’ conferences in some places, and condemned by others. As these dominoes start to fall, the divisions in the Church will only become more intractable and — it seems to me — the possibility of schism that much more likely.

You can read the whole analysis here.

LORD HAVE MERCY, OR KYRIE ELISON, IF YOU PREFER GOD’S LANGUAGE, BUT I HAD NEVER HEARD THIS WORD BEFORE UNTIL THIS MORNING!


I saw a Fox News alert on my iPhone this morning. It went like this: “The Air Force will not allow those in the Air Force academy to self-identify as “Cisgender”! 

I have never heard that word and I was relieved but confused as Fox said the “woke” Air Force was doing this. 

At first I wondered what kind of madness was the cisgender identity that even the woke Air Force would not allow as self identification? What could it mean.

Thus I had to look it up and this was so shocking to me:

cis·​gen·​der |  \ (ˌ)sis-ˈjen-dər   \
variants:  or less commonly cisgendered  \ (ˌ)sis-​ˈjen-​dərd   \

Definition of cisgender

of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identitycorresponds with the sex the person had or was identified as having at birthI grew up in a family with a cisgender and heterosexually identified mother and father of the same race (White) who had 2 children when they were well into their late 20s and early 30s and after they legally married with the full support of both their families.— Carla A. PfefferIn a very real and measurable way, cisgender identity is no longer unmarked, universal, or assumed. It is denoted, limited, and in conversation with trans identities—or at least we're moving in that direction.— Hugh Ryan

Thursday, September 22, 2022

THE METAPHOR AND THE REALITY OF HOLY MOTHER CHURCH AS A FIELD HOSPITAL IS A JOKE IF THAT HOSPTIAL DOES NOT PERFOM MAJOR SURGERY, AMPUTATIONS AND CHEMOTHEREAPY



 We hear so much talk about the Church being inclusive. Back in the day, that usually meant that parishes needed to integrate blacks, Hispanics and all races into one happy place to be where everyone, no matter the color of their skin, was welcomed.

It was presumed that all Catholics were poor, miserable sinners in need of God’s healing and forgiveness and thus the Church was seen as a hospital with Christ the Divine Physician. 

Today, when you hear Catholics bloviating about inclusivity, it usually means welcoming LGBTQ++++++++ people to parishes. They forget to tell us, though, that Church Law, one of the six precepts of the Church, is that all Catholics are obligated under the pain of mortal sin to attend Mass each and every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation and must make their Easter Duty each year by going to Confession, at least once a year and receiving Holy Communion once a year! 

Sinful Homosexuals  and heterosexuals are welcomed in all Catholic Churches and to Mass if they are in prison. They are not allowed to wear T-shirts with slogans glorifying their  particular sin or telling someone to F off. If they are known to be a man but come to Mass in drag or white with blackface because they say their race is not white but black, they may well be turned away until they wash their face or wear clothing proper to the gender assigned them by God at conception and easily confirmed by science, biology and DNA proof.

Social mores while ever changing don’t always change if the common good is dangerously diminished. For example, proper dress is expected for some occasions and most churches would turn away some one who decided to wear a speedo, g-string or skimpy bikini to Mass. Nudity would not be welcomed or Halloween costumes that were of the horror variety or licentious.

We would say, get rid of those, dress properly and then you can enter. They do this in Italy when tourists try to enter churches in shorts and tank tops, How unwelcoming!

In the early Church public sinners were publicly excommunicated and not allowed to enter the church for Mass until they decided to repent of their sin, enter a penitential season, like Lent, wear sackcloth and ashes and then be publicly welcomed and reconciled to the Church, normally at Easter. 

Exclusion and labeling them as sinners in need of change, repentance and forgiveness marked their public experience. These sinners were not “snowflakes” outraged at being called out and excluded, but took steps to renounce what excluded them. 

Christ as the Divine Physician and the Church as His field hospital require the person who needs the Doctor and the hospital to submit to a regime of medicine. For the Church, it is mediating God’s healing and forgiving grace that moves a person to repent of their sin, feel sorrow and shame and to be forgiven and reconciled through the Ministry of Christ mediated in the field hospital.

Grave or mortal sin can be likened to gangrene and needs serious antibiotics or even amputation if not chemotherapy. 

To say to anyone, let alone LBGT++++++++++, that there is no need to repent and return to the baptismal garment rather than the sullied costumes of public sinners reticules the Church as a field hospital and Christ and the Divine Physician. 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer had it right during the time of Hitler when he said the following:

"Cheap grace is preaching forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession. … Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate."




Wednesday, September 21, 2022

WOW! I LIKE IT; I LIKE IT…

 Before:


After:




GOD WILLING, THIS IS BUT A MINOR BLIP AND IRRITATING FLEA IN THE OINTMENT OF PAPAL HISTORY AND SANITY WILL BE RESTORED TO THE CHURCH IN THE NEXT PONTIFICATE…

 


All of this is the ethos for the papacy and the Church that radical post Vatican II Theologians want for the Church beginning in the late 1960’s! I was taught this in my 1970’s seminary….

Press title for astute commentary:

The substitution of radical social politics for doctrine spells doom for millions of Catholic faithful.


In a recent interview with the Neapolitan newspaper Il Mattino, Pope Francis offered an expansive prescription for the human race. “Planetary injustice,” centered around climate change and Third World debt, must be the focus of the Church, he explained, adding that politics is the “highest form of charity.” Saying that “everything is connected,” the Pope sounded like he was channeling the latest New Age woo-woo philosophy—which in a sense, he is.

The Catholic church was once the greatest conservative institution in the West, and not in any narrow sense of the term. In her self-understanding she was the guardian of the apostolic inheritance, the natural moral law, and an understanding of conscience and right reason that had nothing to do with debilitating rationalism or an enervating moral subjectivism.

Monday, September 19, 2022

ABOUT 1% OF THE USA’S 67 MILLION CATHOLICS PARTICIPATED IN THE SYNODAL PROCESS—WHAT DOES SUCH A SCANDALOUSLY LOW PERCENTAGE TELL THE POPE AND BISHOPS IN UNION WITH HIM ABOUT THE SYNODAL PROCESS, THE SENSUUM FIDELIS?


 On the bright side, a significant number of the 1% of those who participated decry the banning of the 1962 Roman Missal as being cruel and completely unnecessary especially as they see what the pope is allowing in Germany including cardinals and bishops going off the rails with the mentality of the anti-Christ. 

“Divisiveness and polarization in the church was a concern expressed in multiple regional reports. The Region 9 report covering four Midwestern states said division over the celebration of the Eucharist is disconcerting, particularly when it comes to the pre-Vatican II Mass.

"The limited access to the 1962 missal was lamented; many felt that the difference over how to celebrate the liturgy 'sometimes reach the level of animosity. People on each side of the issue reported feeling judged by those who differ from them,'" the national synthesis report said quoting the Region 9 submission.”

US synod report finds participants share common hopes, lingering pain


IS IT KOSHER TO USED ANGLICAN CHANT IN THE MODERN ROMAN RITE?

 


Perhaps John Nolan can speak to this. When I was in the seminary in the mid 70’s one of my professors told me that Gregorian Chant translated into English did not work well and it was for this reason we were losing our patrimony of Gregorian Chant as Latin was no longer deemed to be useful, the vernacular was.

Thus new idioms of music, hymnody and other forms of chant, were necessary for the English Mass.

I have always loved Anglican Chant. It seems to me that it developed in an organic way when the Church of England went to an English form of the Liturgy. Now that our Roman Mass is in English, it seems to me that Anglican Chant would be ideal for the Introit, Gradual/Alleluia, offertory and Communion antiphons. 

I presume the Ordinariate Mass as an Anglican Gradual that could easily be used in a very traditional Roman Liturgy.

Why not use Anglican Chant? Should we?

ANCIENT REQUIEM, MODERN REQUIEM, CONTINUITY…

 



THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, JUSTIN WELBY, GIVES A MAJESTIC, AND BRIEF, FUNERAL HOMILY FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH!

Please note the majestic black cope and bleached beeswax candles flanking Her Majesty's coffin. This is also a teachable moment for Romans, as Anglicans are wont to call us!


 This funeral homily should be studied by all clergy and seminarians as a great example for the purpose of the funeral homily. It’s brevity speaks volumes too. A funeral homily fit for a queen!

Sunday, September 18, 2022

FACING THE CONGREGATION WHILST CELEBRATING THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS





 In the link below you will see a facebook video of the synopsis of a Dutch Mass in the pre-Vatican II era being celebrated ad popolum. Apart from this novelty, an experiment prior to Vatican II, the Mass is beautifully celebrated with Gregorian Chant of mixed voices of men and children. This is a parish Mass celebrated with great care and reverence as were most parish Masses prior to Vatican II.

If this type of ethos, meaning the Gregorian Chant as well as the pre-Vatican II spirituality and reverence directed toward the celebration of the Mass by both clergy and laity, had been maintained, what a better liturgy and Church we would have today.

Unfortunately, The Church in Holland is on its last breath, a much, much smaller and unfaithful Church and that is coming to a town near you already!

You can watch the facebook video of the Tridentine Mass being celebrated toward the nave of the Church by pressing here.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

I WAS AN ILLEGAL ALIEN CRASHING THE AUGUSTA NATIONAL!


The day I crashed the Augusta National! My dad had friends from Detroit visit us gand I took them on a tour of Augusta. I drove down Washington Road, made a right on Magnolia Lane, the guard waved me through and the rest is illegal history or maybe the guard didn’t see me go through? We got on and gave ourselves a walking tour. They took this pic!


 I loved my 1970 Chevy Nova with its exterior sports package and gorilla grunt green as one of my coworkers at the DQ called it! I paid cash from my DQ SAVINGS at 16 years old. $2,400 brand new. It was automatic but no air, power brakes or steering, am radio but not push button! Basic vinyl seats and floor covering. But it had Faux mag wheels, really cool and a pinstripe! That was most important!

THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN MARTHA’S VINEYARD AND THE MILITARY DEPORTING 50 IMMIGRANTS FROM VENEZUELA TO A MILITARY BASE

 


We know there is a problem with illegal immigration on the southern border of the USA. We know too, that the current democrat administration is ignoring all the deaths, abuse and criminals who are entering the USA illegally and not doing their job to prevent it. 

Now Republican governors are fed up and are sending illegal aliens to democrat cities. Out of the millions who have arrived, Washington has received about 9,000, New York about 11,000 and other places fewer than that.

All are sent humanely on nice buses, with clean clothes and food and drink.

But those sent to Martha’s Vineyard, which makes Hilton Head Island look like Paupersville, they were put on a nice jet to bring them there.

The Protestant Episcopal Church is praised for taking care of these 50 people for two days until the elitist government there along with their exotically rich residents made sure to deport them as soon as possible to a military base away from their exclusive island and clubs located there and away from their eyesight. 

Martha’s Vineyard has about 17,000 permanent residents, but it swells to over 200,000 people during the tourist season now ended. Thus there are empty rentals and hotel rooms where these people could have lived until they were found jobs. Also, affordable housing could be built on the island to house them so they can work there. 

Keep in mind, many elitist highly place democrats live on this island, like President and Mrs. Barack Obama. 

Except for Fox, have you heard this kind of sad commentary?

Friday, September 16, 2022

WOW! JUST WOW!

 Even a gym with the traditional liturgical set up looks fantastic! You have to hand it to these enterprising Catholics who took the initiative to turn a sour lemon into lemonade! Jesus could use this story as a brilliant teachable parable moment, no?


IS THE POPE BEING IRONIC HERE, OR POKING US AND THE WORLD IN THE EYE? YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP!


 The Holy Father, in reference to Cardinal Zen, touts His Holiness’ desire to always dialogue and listen when it comes to the complexities of Communist (Red) China! This is the same pope who refused to meet with Cardinal Zen when the cardinal sought a meeting with Francis when Zen was in Rome! And the Holy Father has said little if nothing about the Cardinal’s arrest and upcoming trial. How do you spell scandalous?

There is some poetic Justice as the Chinese dictator refused to meet with the pope when they were both in Eurasia/Kazakhstan! And the Russian Orthodox snubbed the Pope too and the second highest ranking Russian Orthodox prelate accused the pope of name calling insults, which this pope has a compulsion to do, by referring to Krill as an altar boy. The prelate said the pope was unecumenical.

Press the Crux headline:

On Zen trial, pope stresses importance of dialogue with China

Thursday, September 15, 2022

EVEN A CRAZY ARCHBISHOP CAN EVALUATE THE PROBLEMS OF THE MODERN ROMAN MISSAL…


 I usually don’t promote Archbishop Viganò and his various rants and raves as I believe there could be a serious pathology lurking underneath many of his rantings and ravings. But even if His Excellency is compromised in some way or the other, that doesn’t mean he can’t make a good evaluation of what has happened to the Liturgy as a result not of Vatican II but of the elite committee established by Pope Paul VI to contrive a new Mass.

Thus Consilium acted independent of Vatican II’s bishops and designed something they more than likely would not have approved. 

What is needed is a thorough revisiting of Vatican II’s Sacrosanctum Concilium with the aim of doing nothing more and nothing less than what the College of Bishops in Council asked to be done as it concerns the Mass and other Sacramental celebrations.

Thus Archbishop Vigano makes a great evaluation of the state of the Mass and the need to go back to the source of Vatican II and do what it said to do, which was the bishops of the Church in union with the pope. My comments in red to the interview republished by Lifesite News)

PL: What do you think is the main flaw of the new Mass?

Abp. Viganò: I believe that there are three critical issues that must be mentioned, attributable to the single problem of understanding the Catholic liturgy.

The first defect of the new rite is that it was drawn up with the cynical coldness of a bureaucrat, while the authentic liturgy is a harmonious corpus that has developed organically over the centuries, adapting its immune system – so to speak – in order to fight the viruses of every age. Believing that one is able to “restore original simplicity” to an adult body, forcing it to return to childhood, is an unnatural operation, revealing the willful intention of those who traveled this path with the sole intent of making the Church more vulnerable to the assaults of the enemy. And whoever plotted this fraud knew very well that he could only convey his errors by eliminating that Mass which alone condemns them and disavows them at every gesture, every ceremony, and every word. There is no good intention in whoever gave birth to this liturgical monstrum, designed to act as a sort of tent or canvas under which to give free rein to the most aberrant and sacrilegious deviations. (Look at the state of belief in the Church and even the 5% to 20% who still attend Mass don’t really believe all that the Catholic Church believes, teaches and proclaims to be revealed by God, not the least of which is what the Church believe about the Most Holy Eucharist and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. And think about the schismatic cardinals and bishops manipulating the synodal way especially in Germany who are on the verge of an all-out schism!)

The second flaw is represented by the deception with which the Novus Ordowas presented and imposed on the Church, alleging that it was a simple translation of the ancient rite. In Sacrosanctum Concilium, the council fathers authorized the translation into the vernacular of the readings and didactic parts of the Mass, prescribing that the Roman Canon be left intact, said in Latin, and spoken in a whisper. What has been prepared for us by the Consilium ad exsequendam is something else, a rite that seems to have been slavishly copied from Cranmer’s “Book of Common Prayer” of 1549 and which corresponds perfectly to the ideological approach of its writers. (This is very important. I can remember as a 16 year old around the year 1969 that parishioners at St. Joseph Church in Augusta, my parish, were saying that the Mass and the Church were becoming Protestant. I did not understand at the time what they meant. But yes, the revision of the Mass was meant to be an ecumenical gesture to untie the Church to Protestants. I can remember visiting a Protestant who told me in the late 1970’s that the Catholic Church was finally catching up with Luther and Calvin in making the Mass a meal and using a table to celebrate “The Lord’s Supper). 

The third flaw is the deliberate substitution of the main object of worship – the Holy Trinity – who has been replaced by the assembly gathered together with the celebrant, which is now the fulcrum around which the whole liturgy revolves, the point of reference for the sacred action. The vision of the priest as “president of the assembly,” the loss of sacredness in order to encourage improvisation, the replacement of the sacrificial altar with a convivial table – these are all consequences of a doctrinal error that denies the essence of the Mass, in which Christ’s sacrifice on the cross is offered in a bloodless form to the Father. (In the late 1960’s the banal and trite song “Kumbaya” was quite popular as was holding hands during Mass. In fact liturgical theologians downplayed the Mass as a Sacrifice, adoring the consecrating Host and Precious Blood as not what Jesus wanted for this “Sign” of His Body and Blood. The role of the priest is diminished all in the name of eliminating clericalism. Vatican II said absolutely nothing about this development pushed by radical theologians who wanted to design not only a different Mass but a different Church.)