Sunday, July 5, 2020

Conversion of the Jews

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Two Blows For Pope Benedict: The Death of His Brother and His Household Staff Will Be Placed Under a Commissar

The four Memores Domini, who manage Benedict XVI's  household in a 2014 photograph.
(Rome) Pope Francis places the next community under provisional administration. He appointed a Jesuit as Commisar. In Rome, some speak of a "sneaky" move because it concerns Benedict XVIWhat happened?

On the same day, however, his nine-year-old predecessor surprisingly traveled to Bavaria. Benedict XVI left his chosen retreat in the Vatican Gardens for the first time in seven years to visit his older brother Georg, whose health had deteriorated. The eighth German Pope returned to the Vatican after four days. Msgr. Georg Ratzinger died on July 1 at the age of 96.On June 18, the incumbent head of the Church announced that he would continue to insulate himself from Corona. Francis doesn't want to engage in any foreign travel. All pastoral visits that were already planned or in preparation were canceled without replacement. It is currently unknown whether and when they will take place.

The Commissar for the Memores Domini

Hardly had he returned to the monastery Mater Ecclesiae, that Benedict XVI. received a surprise that is as unusual as it is unpleasant. The Memores Domini Community, whose sisters live with him in the monastery, manage the household and look after him, was placed under the Provisional Administration by Pope Francis.

Cardinal Barbarin Will Retire to Brittany

Cardinal Barbarin, pictured with Pope Francis, will retire to Brittany.
(Paris) Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who retired as Archbishop of Lyon and Primate of Gaul despite his acquittal, announced his future role.

In March 2019, he was sentenced to six months in prison in the first instance because he allegedly did not report a sexual abuse offender, the priest Bernard Preynat, to the state law enforcement agency in good time. The cardinal had suffered media prejudice that seriously damaged his reputation. The appeals court then received the sentence in early 2020 and acquitted the cardinal. However, there was no real rehabilitation because Pope Francis considered it "more opportune", as it was said in Rome, that the cardinal resigned as archbishop of Lyon. Following this "wish", Cardinal Barbarin submitted his resignation request, which Pope Francis accepted in March 2020.
It was only on May 29, months after the acquittal and retirement, that Pope Francis received the cardinal for an in- person interview . In the meantime, the purple bearer had retired to the Holy Land for a long spiritual retreat.

In interviews with CFR and Aleteia Cardinal Barbarin said the first time about his future. To Aleteia he said:

“When I came back from the Holy Land in late May, I went to the Holy Father. We talked a lot about the Middle East. He said he would like me to be available for missions in countries that I know well, like Iraq, Lebanon, or Israel. Otherwise, he gave me the opportunity to do what I want. I had already contacted the Archbishop of Rennes and the Superior of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Saint-Pern in Brittany, where Monsignor Marcus, the emeritus Archbishop of Toulouse, lives. From the beginning of July I will be by his side, but I will also be chaplain to the sisters. In addition, Monsignor D'Ornellas [Archbishop of Rennes] asked me to teach at the Rennes seminary. ”

Cardinal Barbarin had after the publication of the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum aligned birituell training at his seminary in Lyon. The seminarians experience their preparation in both forms of the Roman Rite.

The second cardinal, recently innocent in court, initially convicted but then acquitted, Cardinal George Pell, was also stripped by Pope Francis of all his office. Unlike Cardinal Barbarin, Cardinal Pell has not been received by Pope Francis since his acquittal in April. Sources close to the Pope in Rome speak of a possible ("maybe") appointment in autumn. Francis wanted to let some time pass since the acquittal.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred

Romania Passes Law Banning Gender Studies Following Poland and Hungary

[National File] Romania has passed a law banning gender studies and educational institutions from promoting gender identities divorced from biological sex, joining the ranks of Central European countries Hungary and Poland to require a more traditional approach to gender theory.

On Tuesday, Romanian lawmakers passed an amendment to an education law banning educational institutions from “activities propagating theories and opinions on gender identity according to which gender is a separate concept from biological sex,” according to The Swaddle.

The decision elicited widespread condemnation from a variety of activist organizations, with some professors openly intending to defy the law. The amendment was passed without any debate or consultation with teachers or educators. [Many times these laws promoting degeneracy are passed without consultation of parents.]



Friday, July 3, 2020

German Bishop Foresees an Even More Drastic Decline in Church Membership for 2021

Edit: counterfeit religion debases true religion?

Heiner Wilmer believes an even more drastic decline in membership in the Catholic Church is possible in 2021 due to the Corona Crisis

Hildesheim (kath.netHildesheim Bishop Heiner Wilmer considers an even more drastic decline in membership in the Catholic Church for 2021 because of the Corona crisis is possible. The bishop  said to the diocese press office in Osnabrück, "I assume that if the distance regulations and precautionary measures fall, we will have a drastic drop in church visitors again." The increasing number of people leaving the  Church is very worrying.

Trans: Tancred


Cowardly Bishop Timothy Doherty Suspends Priest for Telling the Truth about BLM

Edit: unlike Thug Gordon who clearly wasn't fired for disparaging Black Lives Matter, since he didn't have any tweets about it till after he was fired... this priest is being suspended by a Bishop eager to please those who will show him no mercy when the time comes.  

[WMD] A Catholic priest in Indiana has been suspended by his diocese for condemning the organization Black Lives Matter in his weekly message last Sunday.

Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel described organizers of the Marxist, gay activist, anti-nuclear family organization as "maggots and parasites."

His bishop, Timothy Doherty of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, ordered the move Wednesday.



Pope Benedict Will Not Be at Brother's Requiem Mass and Burial

Georg Ratzinger is also not to be buried in the family grave, but in the grave of the Regensburger Cathedral Sparrows at the Lower Catholic Cemetery in Regensburg

Regensburg ( Benedict XVI will not attend Georg Ratzinger's funeral on Wednesday. This has been reported by "Vatican News". Georg Ratzinger is also not to be buried in the family grave, but in the foundation grave of the Regensburger Dom Sparrows in the Lower Catholic Cemetery in Regensburg, before which the solemn requiem takes place in the cathedral. Georg Ratzinger was the last close family member of the pope emeritus. 

Edit: I hope it's Mozart at the funeral Mass. I know I know.

Trans: Tancred


Swarms of Locusts Descend Upon Three Continents


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Some things to think about before you let BLM cut the head off his statue

Just when you thought Mark Shea couldn't get more vain

File under: Anger makes you blind  Stupid

Does he really think the algorithm is smart enough to know he's slandering Trump?  How many are interested enough in what this lolcow has to say that Zuckerberg's goons would apply more scrutiny to his posts?   Use the phrase Covid-19 is a hoax in a post trying to downplay the virus instead of mocking the president and the results will be the same.   Can't do it here.  We were banned from Facebook a long time ago for saying far less.

Hey Mark:  

Step away from the snack foods and the computer.  Spend a little time cleaning up that shit hole.
The exercise would do you a little bit of good too.

And if you're serious about shedding the blubber, give your insufferable blogger buddy Jimmy Akin a call.   He may still be hanging on to the Neo-Catholic delusion and not be ready for full-blown Leftism but I think he has enough decency to help out a fellow apologist.

Vatican Revokes Catholic Identity of Brothers of Charity

Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Ladaria: "Perverse" when doctors and relatives practice active euthanasia out of false pity - No Catholic identity for psychiatric clinics of the order "Broeders van Liefde

Vatican City / Geneva ( The Vatican has confirmed the revocation of Catholic identity for psychiatric clinics of the Belgian order "Broeders van Liefde" (Brothers of Charity). As became known weeks ago, they have not been able to call themselves "Catholic" since the end of March. In a letter published on Tuesday, the Roman Congregation of the Faith justified this step.

After numerous contacts and meetings, one unfortunately had to take note that there was no willingness in the clinics connected to the order to accept the Catholic teaching. Active euthanasia remains inadmissible even in extreme cases, according to the letter signed by Cardinal Luis Ladaria. Human life maintain its dignity under all circumstances. It is all the more "perverse" when doctors and relatives practice active euthanasia out of false pity. It was therefore decided "after a long and painful journey" to no longer consider the clinics concerned as Catholic.

The chairman of the board of the Association of the Brothers of Charity, Raf de Rycke, had already reacted calmly to the withdrawal in May. They have no "consequences in civil law," he said at the time to the Flemish newspaper "De Standaard".

Belgium has allowed active euthanasia since 2002

The dispute as to whether a psychiatric clinic that does not rule out the use of active euthanasia can still call itself Catholic dates back to 2017. At that time, the Belgian organization "Broeders van Liefde" announced that it would no longer rule out active assisted suicide for the mentally ill in its clinics. In Belgium, active euthanasia has been legal under certain conditions since 2002, including for the mentally ill.

The "Broeders van Liefde" run twelve psychiatric clinics in Belgium as well as dozens of schools, crèches and orthopedic centers. According to its own statements, the organization has a total of 14,000 employees nationwide. The religious order is legally, closely linked to the organization.

The specialty of the Order of Brothers of Charity, founded in Ghent in 1807, is the care of the mentally ill. The community, known as "Broeders van Liefde" in Belgium, has around 600 members worldwide and is active in around 30 countries.

Trans: Tancred


RIP Father Georg Ratzinger

Pope Benedict XVI's brother  passed away in Regensburg this morning.

 Regensburg ( cathedral bandmaster Georg Ratzinger, the brother of Pope Benedict XVI.  passed away in Regensburg this morning.  The former director of the world-famous Regensburg Cathedral Sparrows was 96 years old.  The Pope Emeritus had recently visited him.  Georg Ratzinger was born on January 15, 1924, when he was 11 he played the church organ.  After joining in 1935, he entered the small seminary in Traunstein.  There he received his first professional instrumental lessons.  In 1946 he entered the seminary of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising together with his younger brother Joseph and studied church music.  After ordination in 1951, he became choir director in Traunstein and later in 1964 cathedral conductor of the Cathedral Sparrows.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Cardinal Schönborn Calls the Police on Pensioner Who Refuses to Wear Mask -- "This is Like Communism"

A handicapped pensioner was taken away by the police in St. Stephen's Cathedral on May 17 - the Archdiocese of Vienna did not comment on the incident

Vienna ( There was an incident in the Archdiocese of Vienna in May in view of the Corona epidemic, which has now become known in the media via "" According to the report, in the largely empty cathedral and at a great distance from others, the woman had refused to wear a Covid mask, "because I want to pray to my Heavenly Father without a mask, there is a right to freedom of religion." When a cathedral supervisor called the police, the police led her out of the church. Gisela R. comments: “Jesus Christ is the Lord of the Church, what is the police doing here, it is like Communism!” 

The woman was then taken away by the police via Stephansplatz and taken into custody. Gisela R. told the police that she felt humiliated by the mask because it shows that one is the other's enemy and that many people must now die alone. According to the report, the police are considering her being admitted to the psychiatric ward, and it is only after almost 4 hours of police custody that the official doctor finally released her. She later received a criminal fine of EUR 120 for “disturbing the religious peace”. Gisela R. is appealing "because she is not a dog who needs a mask". and because for medical reasons she was not allowed to wear a mask after a pulmonary embolism. A few days later, three policemen visited her at home to question her again. She was quoted and later questioned at the police station. “I am a free citizen who insists on her human rights and does not have to follow dictatorial laws. Politics overrides the law here, ” says Gisela R. “But there are no longer any laws, now Corona is the law.” asked the Archdiocese of Vienna for an opinion last week, but has unfortunately received no answers to the incident to date!

Trans: Tancred


Archbishop Negri "A Litany of Loreto for Migrants? Political Correctness."

Archbishop Luigi Negri: "I would not have inserted the appeal to migrants into the Lauretian Litany."
(Rome) Archbishop Luigi Negri is a top shepherd of firm faith and clear thoughts and words. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him bishop of San Marino-Montefeltro and then archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio. No bishop was more opposed to the choice of Pope Francis and he was directly intrigued against. Now he commented on Mary's new appeal as "Helping the Migrants".

Now Archbishop Luigi gave an interview on another current, albeit very different, question. The archbishop, the Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was adapted next to the presbytery for the celebration in the Immemorial Roman Rite in his diocesan church, which his successor again reversed it, commented on the changes in the Litany of Loreto that Pope Francis last made on June 20th. 

Monsignor Negri was able to hold office until he was 75. But then he was retired by Francis despite good health and like Cardinal Caffarra in nearby Bologna he was replaced by a " street priest" whose self and understanding of the Church could not be more different. The archbishop is one of the high-ranking prelates who participated in Veritas liberabit vos in early May. In it, they warned of forces that are using the Corona virus as an excuse to establish a new world order. The mainstream media rolled over it with the steamroller. 

The ARD Tagesschau knew what it was all about: "Bishops spread conspiracy theories". 

The Domradio put one better and said: "With conspiracy against the Pope". The fashion in public discussion is new, but efficient and above all one-sided: Whoever does not want to hear certain voices and opinions talks about the "conspiracy theory". After the press flattened everything, the topic was hushed up.

Francis recently introduced three new invocations of the Virgin Mary: Mater misericordiae (Mother of Mercy), Mater spei (Mother of Hope) and Solacium migrantium (consolation of migrants). The first two appeals come from the first millennium, but the third is a new creation with a hint of daily politics. It is known that Pope Francis sees unrestricted migration as his special concern and is its first apologist. Archbishop Negri, on the other hand, disagrees in an interview with La Fede quotidiana: “It is difficult for the people of God to understand why. I wouldn't have done it."

Question: Excellency, are you convinced by this novelty?

Archbishop Luigi Negri:
 I'm not surprised about it, but I prefer to go to the roots, to the why. I think that motivation is based on a worldly way of thinking that is also present in the Church, which is connected with the things of the world and not with those of heaven, with the immanent and not with the transcendent. Furthermore, and I affirm this without any polemics, the Church has always lived its millennial tradition. Why question everything with constant changes and additions?

Question: Most of the incoming migrants are Muslims. Do you think it makes sense to call Maria for them?

Archbishop Luigi Negri: Mary is loved from a certain point of view by Catholics and Muslims who respect her. I'm not overly concerned about this. There is an ecumenism that unites Catholics and Muslims in the name of Mary.

Question: What is the essential?

Archbishop Luigi Negri: That we should not forget who Mary is to us. It is not a matter of the world, but a clear statement that God loves us through her. Maria never leaves us, that is our certainty, and she lets us as mother accept the most difficult things and situations. A person who is in daily contact with Maria will never be disappointed.

Question: Would you have introduced this invocation?

Archbishop Luigi Negri: No, I wouldn't have. They could have done without it because it complicates things, but of course it's not a heretical thing. Heresy allegations must be handled with care.

Question: What does this addition call for?

Archbishop Luigi Negri: Probably to employ a worldly key to support the logic of political correctness. 

Text: Giuseppe Nardi 
Image: MiL
Trans: Tancred


Ohio congressman shows masks are unsafe.

Ohio representative Nino Vitale demonstrates how masks are unsafe.  How will his overlords silence him now? So far, they've tried to say he's an anti-semite and a racist.

Maybe call him a gun nut for his NRA rating and for teaching Concealed Carry in Ohio?

Will they say he has too many kids?
Or, say he defeated an unqualified sodomite?

The best bet is probably to get the archdiocese of Cincinnati to say he's a schismatic for preferring the TLM.

Black Officer Who Detained George Floyd Pleads Self-Defense

Edit: Based!

[BET] J. Alexander Keung was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter in the May 25 killing of George Floyd. In court docs filed Monday, June 29, it was revealed that the former police officer will argue self-defense.

According to NBC News, Keung, 26, will plead not guilty and “will argue he acted in self-defense and used reasonable, authorized force to detain Floyd.”

 It’s not clear how his attorney will argue or prove self-defense nor how the other three officers will plead. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill hasn’t decided if the four officers will be tried jointly or separately.


Israel Withdraws Protestant Broadcaster's License Over Proselytism

Homepage of Shelanu TV, a Protestant television station that has had its broadcasting license withdrawn in Israel.

(Tel Aviv) The Christian television station is called Shelanu TV and, according to its own statements, was “wonderfully” granted a license to broadcast its program in Israel via cable. Shelanu TV started broadcasting on April 29, 2020, but the problems began after only a few days.

Shelanu TV produces its program in Hebrew. However, the crux of the matter from the very first broadcast days was that the television channel, according to the accusation, wanted to convert the Jews to Christianity.The television station belongs to the American company God TV and is Protestant and pro-Israeli. Nevertheless, there were complaints in the past two months, then protests against the broadcaster. It was accused of proselytism.

The discomfort became a political scandal when the station's director, Ward Simpson, emphasized the "importance" that viewers should convert to Christ.

The Israeli broadcasting agency announced to Shelanu TV on June 25 that the broadcasting license had been withdrawn. The drastic measure was justified by the fact that the broadcaster addressed primarily the Jews and not the Christians of Israel.

God TV claims to reach 300 million viewers worldwide by sharing the Gospel in numerous countries on every continent.

Proselytism is not fundamentally prohibited in Israel, at least not entirely. Officially, the law only provides for a ban on minors unless the parents have given their consent.

Shelanu TV describes the cancellation of its license as "unprecedented" and complains of "overt religious discrimination". After the media had already reported on the move by the Israeli authorities on June 28, it was confirmed by the broadcaster yesterday.

Text: Andreas Becker 
Image: Shelanu TV (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred


New "Conservative" Platform Bans America First Group

[National File] Parler, which describes itself as a “free speech social network,” has reportedly began banning America First conservatives and Democrats, despite their supposed anti-censorship mission statement. 

Founded in 2018, Parler bills itself as a “non-biased, free speech driven entity,” with their goal being to “offer the world a platform that protects user’s rights, supports publishers and builds online communities”:
Parler aims to empower users to control their social experience. Users can be responsible to engage content as they see fit. We are not regulators. We are not governors. We are a community. Parler accepts your right to express your thoughts, opinions and ideals online. Just like in society, Parler interactions are subject to guidelines; and when you respect them, you are free to participate wholly.
In an interview on Thursday, Parler’s founder, John Matze Jr, said that Parler is “a community town square, an open town square, with no censorship,” and that “if you can say it on the street of New York, you can say it on Parler.” Matze also called for liberals to join the platform, offering any liberal commentator with over 50,000 followers $20,000 to set up a Parler account.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Based Detroit Police Chief Backs His Men

11:14 AM PT -- Detroit Police Chief James Craig just defended the officers involved in Thursday night’s incident saying they "did the right thing" after a crowd of about 25-30 people went from agitators to violent. He did not ID the officers involved.

Craig said the officers heard a loud bang — after the rear window was smashed — and “in their mind, they believed they could be shot at.” Craig also said the agitators yelled obscenities at them before some hopped on the hood of the car.

Then there's this ... Craig said, “There was information that officers reported several of the protesters were armed with hammers.” Craig couldn’t point out how many protesters were allegedly armed with hammers.



Saint Corbinian's Bear is Back

Edit: I was going to put this up a week ago, but things, notably, laughing about Holy Steve and the Thug Brothers got in the way,  mea culpa.

Ht Susan!



Sunday, June 28, 2020

Demography is Destiny — Whats A Nice Guy Like Tim Kelly Doing on a Show Like This?

Evil Ohio Bishop “Sidelines” Faithful Priest for Being “Divisive”

Edit: who uses “divisive” anyway? Is there a non-gay way to use the word?  I’ve never heard it uttered by anyone who wasn’t some kind of compromised individual. I’ve heard Arlen Specter say it, and lots of obviously aberrosexual clergy, or people like Steve Skojek.  What does the word mean? Cambridge University Dictionary says:

used to describe something that causes great and sometimes unfriendly disagreement within a group of people
Well, Jesus did that. What’s so wrong about that?  Ever get a feeling that these Bishops would have Christ murdered in a back alley someplace if they could?

His favorite “Saint” is Communist Archbishop Romero, so that actually says a lot.

Bishop Robert J. Brennan’s diocesan statement is as follows:

The Catholic Church proposes a beautiful, life-giving and liberating vision to the world based on the truths about the human person, human sexuality, marriage and the family. We proclaim with one breath the Splendor of Truth and the Joy of the Gospel. The fundamental truth is that every human person is created in the image and likeness of God and as such, must be treated with dignity and respect. While not everyone shares the Church’s vision, I hope we can all show that respect.

While Father Klee has been permitted to live in the rectory at St. John the Baptist, he is not assigned to the Parish of St. John the Baptist nor to the Parish of the Sacred Heart. He does not represent either of these parishes nor the diocese. Father Klee has shown a pattern of making communications to a broad audience on a variety of contemporary issues which are frankly dirvisive. While these communications seemingly present Catholic moral teaching, they are often offensive and disrespectful to the human dignity of persons.

Father Klee has been repeatedly warned about making these divisive communications and ordered to cease doing so. Further steps are being considered at this time.

There’s no word as to why Father Klee was “sidelined”, but maybe Father Klee’s Catholic witness during Gay Pride Month was too much for Brennan?

Here’s Father’s statement:
I write you in these closing days of the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We pray for the grace to truly respond to His lament so evident in our world today, namely, that the greatest outpouring of love on Good Friday goes largely ignored if not repudiated. Hence, let us make our lives an Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart even after June!

I really shouldn’t disclose details [of my current situation], although a wise and holy pastor counseled me shortly after my priestly ordination, ‘If you don’t fill in the blanks, the people will.’ Suffice it to say, please pray and make sacrifices for the following two intentions in addition to praying that I will be a truly holy priest – that’s all I want.  
1) For a tremendous outpouring of graces upon the spiritual leadership of the Church, specifically upon bishops and priests, that they be empowered with the cardinal virtue of fortitude. That they implore the intercession of the martyrs lest they go from being potential victims of satan’s attacks to being actual instigators and accomplices like the Pharisees in Our Lord’s day. Please pray that they be freed from a subtle resignation to despair – specifically of falling into discouragement by believing the authentic Gospel of Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Faith are not the answer, but atheistic socialism is. 
 2) For men and women – and, increasingly, boys and girls as well – deluded by the false promises of the homosexualist agenda, and especially those in the active homosexual lifestyle, that they be given the grace to break free from the devil’s grasp. We pray they acquire the theological virtue of hope, becoming inspired to believe they can be freed from the sinful enslavement the practice of sodomy entails. We pray that many come to understand that the sacraments of the Eucharist and Confession are indispensable for receiving the necessary graces to resist grave sin.

Ht to Matt Abbott


Uniting Catholics Against the Enemies of Holy Church

Saturday, June 27, 2020

I'm done with your BS

Link here since clogger is blocking it.

Archbishop Viganò Calls Out The Deception of Vatican II -- Calls for the Hierarchy to Do Penance For the Outrages Committed in Its Name

Edit: Phil Lawler has been almost irrelevant for decades because he's been hostile to traditionalism, but here he is humbly taking in everything Archbishop Viganò is saying. He's been changing ever slowly over the years. What do his donors think of this? It's interesting at this point that so far, Viganò hasn't addressed Jewish connivance and interference at the Council, or that the Church has lost every major cultural battle since.

Lawler: Second, what is the solution? Bishop Schneider proposes that a future Pontiff must repudiate errors; Archbishop Viganò finds that inadequate. But then how can the errors be corrected, in a way that maintains the authority of the teaching magisterium?
Archbishop Vigano: The solution, in my opinion, lies above all in an act of humility that all of us, beginning with the Hierarchy and the Pope, must carry out: recognizing the infiltration of the enemy into the heart of the Church, the systematic occupation of key posts in the Roman Curia, seminaries, and ecclesiastical schools, the conspiracy of a group of rebels—including, in the front line, the deviated Society of Jesus—which has succeeded in giving the appearance of legitimacy and legality to a subversive and revolutionary act. We should also recognize the inadequacy of the response of the good, the naivety of many, the fearfulness of others, and the interests of those who have benefited thanks to that conspiracy. After his triple denial of Christ in the courtyard of the high priest, Peter “flevit amare,” he wept bitterly. Tradition tells us that the Prince of the Apostles had two furrows on his cheeks for the rest of his days, as a result of the tears which he copiously shed, repenting of his betrayal. It will be for one of his Successors, the Vicar of Christ, in the fullness of his apostolic power, to rejoin the thread of Tradition there where it was cut off. This will not be a defeat but an act of truth, humility, and courage. The authority and infallibility of the Successor of the Prince of the Apostles will emerge intact and reconfirmed. In fact, they were not deliberately called into question at Vatican II, but ironically they would be on a future day in which a Pontiff would correct the errors that that Council permitted, playing jests with the equivocation of an authority it officially denied having but that the faithful were surreptitiously allowed to understand that it did have by the entire Hierarchy, beginning right with the Popes of the Council.
I wish to recall that for some people what is expressed above may sound excessive, because it would seem to call into question the authority of the Church and of the Roman Pontiffs. And yet, no scruple impeded the violation of Saint Pius V’s Bull Quo primum tempore, abolishing the entire Roman Liturgy from one day to the next, the venerable millenary treasure of the doctrine and spirituality of the traditional Mass, the immense patrimony of Gregorian chant and sacred music, the beauty of the rites and sacred vestments, disfiguring architectural harmony even in the most distinguished basilicas, removing balustrades, monumental altars, and tabernacles: everything was sacrificed on the conciliar renewal’s altar of coram populo, with the aggravating circumstance of having done it only because that Liturgy was admirably Catholic and irreconcilable with the spirit of Vatican II.
The Church is a divine institution, and everything in her ought to start with God and return to Him. What is at stake is not the prestige of a ruling class, nor the image of a company or a party: what we are dealing with here is the glory of the Majesty of God, of not nullifying the Passion of Our Lord on the Cross, of the sufferings of His Most Holy Mother, of the blood of the Martyrs, of the testimony of the Saints, of the eternal salvation of souls. If out of pride or unfortunate obstinacy we do not know how to recognize the error and deception into which we have fallen, we will have to give an account to God, who is as merciful with his people when they repent as he is implacable in justice when they follow Lucifer in his non serviam.

Friday, June 26, 2020

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The Conservative Surrender

It's 1984 Already

Old Photos of Political Stunt by Pope Recycled by BLM

Pope Francis kisses black people's shoes: Proof that Francis has submitted to Black Lives Matter? 
A clarification.

(Rome) In the US, old footage of Pope Francis is being displayed in a compromising pose and in order to prove that he supports the racist anti-racism movement Black Lives Matter is being handed around. What is true about this? A necessary correction.

Are the pictures real?

The pictures are real. These are documents from April 11, 2019. They show Pope Francis on his knees kissing the shoes of South Sudanese politicians. After the predominantly Christian South Sudan, inhabited by black African peoples, separated from the majority Muslim-Arab Sudan in 2011, was embroiled in a bloody tribal war that soon followed. It claimed about 200,000 lives between 2013 and 2018, leading to two million homeless and displaced people. It was a disaster of the greatest magnitude for a country of 13 million people.

Pope Francis invited the two main opponents of the civil war, President Salva Kiir and his former vice-president Riek Machar, to a spiritual retreat in Santa Marta and urged them to stick to the peace reached in 2018. The fact that both political leaders accepted the invitation and participated side by side in the retreat days was not only hopeful in Santa Marta. In fact, the day after meeting Pope Francis, a transitional government would be formed that still holds today.

Vice-Presidents-designate James Wani Igga, Taban Deng Gai and Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior and eight members of the country's Council of Churches also attended the retreat. The retreat was given by Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu in Uganda and Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, President of the Conference of Superiors General of Africa and MadagascarFrancis told South Sudanese leaders:

"Stop the hostilities, stay in peace. Peace is possible!"

Then something unusual happened. Pope Francis first offered a prayer, then threw himself on the floor in front of his opponents and kissed President Salva Kiir, Riek Machar and the vice president-elect. There was a great deal of embarrassment in the room. Undoubtedly a "strong gesture," as the media unanimously reported. "Everything for peace," the Vatican said, but the gesture irritated many.

Francis on his knees kissed the South Sudanese rulers' shoes

Does this have anything to do with Black Lives Matter?

No, the images have nothing to do with Black Lives Matter. Since May 25, 2020, kneeling down has only become the hallmark of Black Lives Matter, one of the many "civil society" political organizations run on a leash by the multibillion-dollar foundations by a handful of US super-rich to gain influence on public opinion and politics. The gesture is intended to mimic the attitude of the police officer blamed for the death of a habitual criminal and fentanyl addict named George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis during his arrest. The case is a matter for the Public Prosecutor's Office.

Black Lives Matter claims that it was a "racist act" by a uniformed white man against a black man [even though one of the arresting officers was black and the other Laotian], and even more so it is an expression of the structural violence of "the" whites against "blacks," a "white system" against the "black oppressed," the white "slave holder" against the black "slave." Slavery in cotton fields affected only the smaller part of today's USA and has been a thing of the past for more than 150 years. Forms of racial segregation introduced in a number of states in 1877 have also been abolished since 1948, 1954 and 1964 respectively.

The Marxist mindset behind Black Lives Matter is as unmistakable as the intention to carry division and discord into society, where racial and ethnic minorities have been privileged in some areas since the 1970s, and which already had a black president. Black Lives Matter bears the characteristics of a racist movement in the name of anti-racism. The goals published by the organization, whose main donors are the Ford Foundation and George Soros' Open Society Foundations, are undoubtedly on the Left, explicitly mentioning the disposal of the traditional family, which is the link to the abortion and gay lobby, two other major branches of the political agenda of the aforementioned foundations. In the course of the riots, there was also an alliance of action between Black Lives Matter and the violent "anti-fascist" Left, or Antifa for short. It's an alliance that reveals under-subterranous networks that urgently need attention should not be lost to the rule of law and control in an anarchist Left-wing terror.

Black Lives Matter's and Antifa's claims is refuted by the fact that the city of Minneapolis, where the tragic incident occurred, has been left-wing for decades and that the police chief is a black man. The specific case and possible culpable conduct of one or more police officers must be clarified. They do not justify the unrest, looting and acts of violence that have taken place since then in a state governed by the rule of law. The Black Lives Matter uprisings have already resulted in 25 deaths. So what does a human life count for George Floyd's self-proclaimed "avengers"?

The police, caught in the crossfire of a disproportionate criticism, only perform more service in some US cities according to regulations and have withdrawn completely from some districts in protest against the hostility and the lack of support from Left-wing city governments. In Chicago alone, 900 more people are said to have died than usual in the first two weeks after Floyd's death, 80 percent of whom were black people killed by blacks, according to Harvard professor Roland Gerhard Fryer, himself a black man..
The criminal George Floyd was elevated by Black Lives Matter to a "saint", which he certainly does not do, and buried in a golden coffin.

But Pope Francis' "strong" but by no means uncontroversial gesture of May 11, 2019, has nothing to do with Black Lives Matter and its racist pseudo-cult.

Does Pope Francis support Black Lives Matter?

Yes, Pope Francis supports Black Lives Matter, though not directly. That is why last year's photographs are a good idea to put into the picture Pope Francis' support for this radical movement. His support is indeed there. Pope Francis is urging the U.S. Church to jump on the bandwagon of Black Lives Matter. As desired, especially pastors, who are particularly close to Francis and are rarely or not at all visible at events of the Life-Rights movement, when it comes to making it clear that every life counts, regardless of race or other distinguishing features. The most blatant gesture to date was made by Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, who publicly performed the "Black Lives Matter" knee bend. It was a gesture that outraged many Catholics in the United States, because a prince of the Church should only kneel before the Blessed Sacrament. [Many won't do that.]

Pope Francis informed Monsignor Seitz on June10 that he found his gesture great and very much supported it. In doing so, the head of the Church made it clear on which side of the barricades he stands. The consequences were immediately apparent in California, a state that has been Left-dominated since the late 1980s.

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter riots, a media storm is taking place, which is also directed against the Catholic Church. Statues of the "Apostle of California", St. Juniperio Serra OFM, are being removed, forcibly or by precipitous obedience, as Church leaders capitulate to the extreme left. Until now, only a lukewarm "defense" of the saint has been mounted, who had opened up California for civilization, could be heard from the bishops. Today, however, this no longer counts when it comes to vociferous extremists who are covered and protected by the moderate left at the political level and unabashedly sympathetic media. The agitation is primarily aimed at preventing the re-election of President Donald Trump.

Bishop Mark Seitz as Black Lives Matter activist reaped the praise of Pope Francis

The Pope's Gestures

Pope Francis' surprising and unusual gesture of 11 May 2019 provided the definitive template for the current troublemakers, as they appear in European cities. They can see the papal kneeling and kissing of politicians' shoes as confirmation of their support. A support that was actually expressed by Francis. It is therefore not surprising that circles that oppose Black Lives Matter also resort to these images. However, if they conceal the facts, they make themselves vulnerable as spreaders of false news, so-called "fake news".

The Pope's gesture to the South Sudanese leaders was also glaring because Pope Francis rarely kneels, at least never during the Consecration, where the rubrics of the Missale Romanum, the mandatory instructions for the execution of cults, prescribe adoring genuflection.

This [selective]  "knee weakness" in the most central moments of the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was never really explained by the Vatican. Even before the suspended Blessed Sacrament, Francis does not kneel, as was visible and transmitted to the world at the end of March in the course of his prayer vigil for the end of the Coronavirus epidemic.

When Francis kneels, with rare exceptions, it is only in the context of irritating and controversial gestures. This leads to considerable discomfort among Catholics, but not only among them, especially since Rome does not provide adequate interpretation. This includes the fact that a pope would have a role model in everything, which is why he should not kneel before a mortal, either in a humble or theatrical manner, neither before a white man, nor before a black man, nor before anyone else.

Controversial gestures can have late consequences, as the example shows. Once again, Francis underlined his urge to connect with the agenda of the political Left.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Picture: Avvenire/AP/MiL (Screenshots)

Trans: Tancred


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