The Eponymous Flower
ANTE DIOS NUNCA SERÁS HÉROE ANÓNIMO
Monday, May 29, 2023
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
“Gotcha Moment”: Sign of God’s Love of Holiness and the Immemorial Mass
Edit: “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.”
These things don’t happen generally in the NO, except perhaps where there is great faith or irreligion.
And of course this is an endorsement of the correct political order. Where does this bloodless spiritualism come from?
We don’t sell t-shirts and religious goods, so we should be able to safely, unscrupulously, if you will, see God’s hand in this as an endorsement towards “our” side, that is the side of the Catholique et Royale.
Monday, May 22, 2023
EMJ vs. the Has-been Lay Convert Apologists
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Fake Eucharistic Miracle in Connecticut
Edit: basically, one of the Eucharistic Monsters didn’t have enough Hosts and probably forgot that they/their had additional Hosts in the ciborium. Alzheimer’s is the first thing I thought of.
Another sign that there’s likely nothing miraculous going on at these “Masses”, besides the fact that a Eucharistic Monster hands out sacrilegious Communion in the hand, is that the tabernacle has no veil.
Presybyter: “…Sometimes it comes in this weird way…” After saying how it was “pretty cool”, a few laity scattered in the church gave themselves some half-hearted applause. How lugubrious!
If you want to be demoralized, go to the Novus Ordo.
The parish is Saint Maximilian Kolbe and was the last parish attended by the founder of Knights of Columbus.
It looks fairly conservative. Surely, most of the laity who attend there believe in the Dogma of real presence of Christ in Holy Communion. I’m sure in most liberal parishes, the “faithful” would scoff at this as much as I am but for different reasons.
Can you imagine a more humdrum and almost profane way God could manifest Himself? It’s not cool at all.
What’s even weirder, is that the pastor allegedly couldn’t give Holy Communion because his thumb was bandaged.
The Pastor is Rev. Joseph Crowley of the St Maximilian Kolbe Parish at St Thomas Catholic church in Thomaston, CT. This parish was previously known as St Thomas Parish until a merger and was the last parish served by Blessed Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.
New York Church Has Blasphemous Display
Edit: someone will probably tear this down, but this “parish” even has a groomer salon where vile perverts meet and broaden their social circles.
Of course it’s run by the Paulists. They started out as a universalist heretical organization and became more open about what they are as time goes on.
Boston, Mass., May 15, 2023 / 12:04 pm
[Catholic Snooze Agency] A controversial art display at a Manhattan Catholic church titled “God is Trans: A Queer Spiritual Journey” is undergoing a name and description change, but has not been removed as was previously reported.
News of the exhibit at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Manhattan was originally reported by the New York Post on May 7, causing a firestorm online with many calling the artwork “blasphemous.”
A sign accompanying the display said the artwork, a three-painting collection, “maps the queer spiritual journey” while claiming that “there is no devil.”
Monday, May 15, 2023
Sunday, May 14, 2023
🏳️⚧️ Fighting Globo ⚧️ Homo🏳️🌈 with John Waters ☘️
Hatred of Speech Laws: 2 Podcasts and a Treatise
‘Essentially it is totalitarian . . . in its attempt to close down not just speech, but actually thought. It’s trying to turn off thought at source, so it doesn’t get to the root of the tongue.’
The Internment of Thought
Once again, Ireland finds itself functioning as the petri dish of a predatory experiment orchestrated by the motherWEFfers and their puppet masters. The Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill, 2022, now at the final stages prior to enactment, and without other than token parliamentary resistance, is the prototype for a form of thought-control previously associated chiefly with the great tyrannies of the twentieth century. In the past few weeks, largely thanks to the sterling ingenuity of activists like Keith Woods, the Ireland’s latest descent into shame and degradation has come to the notice of international figures, like Elon Musk and Jordan Peterson. But even yet, the message has failed to penetrate the mainstream of public discussion, in Ireland or elsewhere, so that the former free West continues to sleepwalk into the digital dungeon being prepared for it.
Two years ago, I wrote of the then threatened legislation:
Unless constitutionally overturned, the ‘hate speech laws’ . . . will turn Ireland into a two-tier society of adult-children who cannot be looked crooked at and will have no responsibility for anything, and adults who will require to tiptoe around the adult-children for fear of offending them, to be held responsible for every conceivable remotely slighting meaning of their words or actions. The Bill, therefore, if made into law, will achieve all the things the authorities currently claim are resulting from our ‘racist’ society. It will divide the ‘community’; it will give rise, in the absence of the capacity for verbal exchanges, to violent interaction; it will turn Ireland into a profoundly racist society. There are those who say that this is the intention behind it; that, as a Cultural Marxist instrument, it is designed to foment division and chaos, leading eventually to civil war. If so, it will in time be a resounding success.
In recent weeks, as the Bill made its way — with minimal resistance — though the Irish parliament, I have been working in common with other Irish writers and commentators to alert and inform the outside world of what is happening in our country, and to warn them that it is soon to happen to their countries too.
Below are links to two of the interviews I’ve conducted in the past week. One is with Patrick Henningsen of the alternative podcast platform, 21st Century Wire; the other was conducted on The Freeman Report with James Freeman, and broadcast on TNT Radio, Australia.
We have provided individual links for each of the interviews, so that they can be shared separately as well as in the form of the complete post.
Please share the links as widely as possible.
Underneath them is a link to a comprehensive analysis of the Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill, 2022, first published here on Substack last October, which includes also links to previous articles I’ve written on the same subject. Please also share however possible.
Link to Sunday Wire interview with Patrick Henningsen:
Alternative link for 21st Century Wire podcast:
(On this version, the interview starts at 31 minutes)
Link to James Freeman Show on TNT:
Link to my October Substack 2022 analysis of the Irish version of ‘hate speech’ laws:
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Bluehaired Literary Convert Has Jewish Agenda
Friday, May 12, 2023
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Monday, May 8, 2023
Byzantine versus Roman rites
Does anyone believe that this washed up loser isn't writing these questions to himself? https://markpshea.com/2023/05/08/a-reader-puzzles-about-byzantine-vs-latin-rites-and-obligations/
Sunday, May 7, 2023
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Thursday, April 27, 2023
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Minnesota State Legislature Wants to Make Pedophiles a Protected Class
Edit: they aren’t hurting anyone! 😂
[Hot Air] What if I told you that a bill in the Minnesota Legislature is changing the definition of “sexual orientation” to include pedophilia?
That’s crazy, right? Who thinks pedophiles should be a protected class?
The authors of this bill which is progressing through the Minnesota State Legislature, that’s who.
The bill amends the provisions in Minnesota law that created sexual orientation as a protected class, meaning that discrimination of any kind based upon sexual orientation is illegal in the state. It’s been around for a long time, unsurprisingly, and like all such provisions, it encourages mischief such as lawsuits, quotas, DEI initiatives, etc. They als
Monday, April 24, 2023
Tucker Carlson canned by Faux News
Cathcon: Gay Priest Would Rather Throw Host on Floor Rather Than on Tongue
Did a priest from the Diocese of Tarbes drop a consecrated host on Sunday?
Our readers report a serious incident during Communion this Sunday morning in Bazet - where the Mass of Bordères-sur-l'Echez, of the diocese of Tarbes-Lourdes, has been transferred since the closure of this church to the public for damages last March. The celebrant, Father Dorothée, is said to have deliberately dropped the consecrated Host in front of a member of the faithful at the end of communion. This did not fail to shock some of those present.
We received two testimonies from the faithful - they also gave us the opportunity to put them online, for which we thank them. (see link below)
"Traumatised and shocked" congregants.
Firstly, the testimony of a worshipper, present in the front row with his wife. Jean Baptiste: "I was with my wife at the Mass in Bazet, with Father Dorothée. The liturgical leader was Carlito Beixiga and it went well. But at the end of the Mass at Communion we were traumatised, shocked by what had happened.
Carlito came forward to take communion, he had the guitar in his hands, he couldn't take it in his hands, [he opens his mouth], so the father dropped the host on the ground like this [he makes the gesture of taking the host between two fingers and dropping it], it fell on the ground, the host, and then the guitarist picked it up. With my wife, I was a witness and we were traumatised, shocked that the father had no compassion for Jesus and for this gentleman.
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Bishop Vitus Huonder Says Pope Told Him “SSPX is not schismatic”
Sunday, April 23, 2023
Anglicans Allowed to Use Saint John Lateran Are Sodomites
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Sunday, April 16, 2023
Saturday, April 15, 2023
How young is too young to die?
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Dalai Lama Caught Being Creepy — Being Ratioed on Twitter
Monday, April 10, 2023
Cardinal Müller: "The Pope Can Never Decide to Bless Homosexual Pairs"
Cardinal Gerhard Müller: The Congregation for the Faith should correct Bishop Johan Bonny.
“The blessing of rainbow couples is heresy. The Belgian bishops cannot legitimize them by referring to alleged statements by the Pope. Even if he had said so, it is not within his competence to alter revelation." Cardinal Gerhard Müller, who was prefect of the Roman Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith until 2017, put the coordinates in the Church in clear terms, revealing where there are serious undesirable developments, especially in Germany, but also in Rome. He also clarified: "To attack the ancient Rite is absurd."
Nico Spuntoni of La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana conducted an interview with Cardinal Gerhard Müller on the occasion of the publication of the Italian edition of his book "The Pope. Mission and Ministry”. The German edition was published in 2017.
NBQ: Your Eminence, why did you characterize the words of Pius XI, who condemned the emergence of national churches, as "truly prophetic words that retain their meaning even in today's confrontation with media-driven totalitarian claims"?
Cardinal Müller: The national church is a complete contradiction of God's will to save all mankind and to unite all people in the Holy Spirit. One cannot reduce the faith to a single nation as the Orthodox do with autocephaly. This is not a Catholic principle. We are the Catholic Church, ie universal, for all peoples.
NBQ: The thought inevitably goes to what is happening in 'your' Germany. Do you fear that the results of the German Synodal Way could infect the next synod on synodality?
Cardinal Müller: Yes, of course. The proponents and supporters of the German synodal path do not want to separate themselves from the Catholic Church, but on the contrary, want to become its engine. Their agenda has been known for more than half a century and is still that of the Central Committee of German Catholics. They are not the true representatives of the German lay faithful, but officials who have been fighting for decades against priestly celibacy, against the indissolubility of marriage and for the ordination of women.
NBQ: These proposals were presented during the synodal meetings as a solution to the problem of child abuse by clerics. Didn't the admission of guilt and resignation over their failure on this issue by German bishops who were key players in this path undermine the credibility of this narrative?
Cardinal Mueller: The truth is that in Germany these sad events committed by some priests have been used to a large extent to push through an agenda that existed before and which has nothing to do with this tragedy. On the other hand, the mainstream media in Germany do nothing but praise the changes in teaching promoted by the Synodal Path. For them, only the Frankfurt congregation is good in the church, while everything else is slandered, using labels like conservative or even fascist! The majority of the German press is for the Synodal Way, not to improve the Church but to destroy it. It is no coincidence that they have cases of pedophilia, committed by priests while remaining silent on those committed in sport, in universities or in politics [Or among other denominations and religions, like Judaism], where the percentage of crimes is even higher. Those who have always opposed priestly celibacy and the Church's sexual morality have now found in the tragedy of child abuse by priests an instrument to destroy what they have always wanted to destroy.
NBQ: Regarding the German Synodal Way, did you hear the intervention of the Bishop of Antwerp Monsignor Johan Bonny, who supported the blessing of homosexual couples by propagating the scheme brought to Rome by the Belgian Bishops' Conference? Allegedly, the Roman authorities told the Belgian bishops that it was their decision and even the Pope told them: "It's your decision, I can understand that".
Cardinal Mueller: Anyone who represents heterodox positions today tries to legitimize themselves by referring to alleged statements or interviews by Francis. But in doing so, they exceed their competence. There have been many heretical bishops throughout history. This pro-rainbow blessing scheme is clear heresy. To legitimize it, they cannot cite a moment when the Pope said something to them. Even if the Pope actually said so, they can never institute the blessing of same-sex couples as if it were marriage. That's absolutely impossible. It is not within the competence of a pope to change revelation and the basis of Christian and Catholic morality. And certainly, neither can bishops' conference do this.
NBQ: Do you think that the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith should intervene to reprimand the Bishop of Antwerp?
Cardinal Müller: Yes, it must intervene.
NBQ: If you were still Prefect, would you have intervened?
Cardinal Müller: Maybe that's why they no longer wanted me as Prefect because I would have intervened (laughs, editor's note). That is the task of the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. You can't just argue with political or diplomatic logic. The time has come to confess the truth.
NBQ: In your book, you write about the Second Vatican Council that "there can only be a hermeneutic of reform and continuity". A few days ago, to justify the restrictions against the so-called Tridentine Mass, Cardinal Arthur Roche said that "the theology of the Church has changed". How do you judge these words?
Cardinal Mueller: As a theologian, I am not happy about this statement by Cardinal Roche. The belief is always the same. We cannot change beliefs. Theology evolves, but always on the basis of the same faith. The Second Vatican Council did not change belief in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the sacramental representation of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the real presence of Jesus Christ. Only the liturgical forms have developed from this good idea of the active participation of all believers. The external form of the liturgy has evolved, but there are no substantive changes. I think to express oneself, one should do so with a deep understanding of the theology of the development of the Mass and the liturgy. The great councils on the Eucharist - the Council of Trent and the Second Vatican Council - teach that there has never been a single rite in the Catholic Church.
NBQ: So you see no threat to the unity of the Church in the so-called Tridentine Mass?
Cardinal Müller: No, not as such. There are some who say that this is the only orthodox form and that the form developed after Vatican II is invalid. These are extremists. But one should not react by wanting to hit a few extremists in an extremist way and punishing the great majority of these communities who love the Church, the Pope, and the teachings of the Second Vatican Council. There are extremists on both sides: on the one hand, there are those who say that orthodoxy depends only on the Rite. So the Greek Catholics don't have a true Mass? That is absurd. These public statements are made without deep thought.
NBQ: Would you advise the Holy Father to withdraw the restrictions in the Rescriptum ex audientia signed by Cardinal Roche?
Cardinal Müller: It would be better to follow the line of Benedict XVI. to hold, the greatest connoisseur of the liturgy and also the greatest theologian. The supreme authority of the Church must always seek reconciliation. It takes a dialectic to find a path to peace. In Christ, the Church is the symbol of the unity of mankind. And I'll add something else.
Cardinal Müller: These communities, linked to the so-called Latin Mass, suffer from the prejudice that they are enemies of the Second Vatican Council. But there are bishops in Germany who openly deny Vatican II! They question it or say it's just a stage in the past. They do not accept the teaching of the Council.
What is Rome's reaction to this? Why is there a reaction against one side with all authority, while against the other side - which promotes the blessing of homosexual couples, for example - there is practically no reaction?
NBQ: In 2022 the long-awaited reform of the Roman Curia saw the light of day, decided in the General Congregations before the Conclave in 2013. In your book, you write that "waiting for a plan from experts in politics, finance and economics to reform them misses the mark". So you don't agree with the innovation of Praedicate Evangelium that lay people can also become dicastery leaders.
Cardinal Müller: If you look at the dicastery as a kind of civil institution of the Vatican, the layman can also be a minister. But the Roman Curia is different from the Vatican City State. It is a Church institution. The congregations are now called 'dicasteries' to avoid an ecclesiological term. I am against the secularization of the Roman Curia. The head of the communication department can be a competent layman. But a clear distinction must be made between the institutions of Vatican City, which is a state and which the Church cannot govern. The Vatican has nothing to do with the Church.
NBQ: In plain language: a layman can be governor of Vatican City State but not direct the former Holy Office?
Cardinal Müller: Exactly. The basis of the Roman Curia is the College of Cardinals. There is a Roman Curia that serves the Pope in his ministry to the universal Church. I think those who designed these innovations didn't think about all of this. We've looked at the financial scandals, but haven't thought enough about what the Roman Curia really is on a theological level. Vatican II speaks of the Roman Curia, but as an ecclesiological body: what touches the Church is the business of our congregations and of the Pope as Pope, not as head of state.
Translation: Giuseppe Nardi
Image : NBQ
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