Showing posts with label Maximilian Hanlon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maximilian Hanlon. Show all posts

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Lack of Welcome

So, people, see this. Apparently, the latest blahblahblah of synod business is not as extreme as it could have been:

The document also does not include any mention of “homosexual”, sexual “orientation”, or “gay”, but offers a general acknowledgement of a desire from all continents “concerning people who, for different reasons, are or feel excluded or on the margins of the ecclesial community or who struggle to find full recognition of their dignity and gifts within it”. 

“This lack of welcome leaves them feeling rejected, hinders their journey of faith and encounter with the Lord, and deprives the Church of their contribution to mission,” the document says.

Have you suffered a lack of welcome that leaves you feeling rejected because you love the unreformed rites of Holy Church? Do you feel excluded and on the margins of the ecclesial community and struggle to find full recognition . . . within it

Of course you do, because Bergoglian mercy does not extend to those who love the Latin Mass.

Saturday, May 4, 2024

“They’re just waiting for us to die.”

Pretty much. For the AP's take on the current state of the American Church, see this.

Note the following:

(1)  Here's the church of the man whom I quoted in the title of this piece. The website naturally offers each one of us a welcome, but the only people who apparently want to be welcomed are aged, middle-class, white people.

(2) Krystal (with a K!) works as the office manager.

(3) Apparently, Resurrexifix Jesus is still a thing in Cleveland, as are accoutrements inspired by Environment and Art in Catholic Worship.

(4) The author of the article thinks, apparently, that this parish is just too radtrad to handle, even though they still have the occasional lectoress wearing a poncho-thingy that resembles the contemporary stained glass in the background.

(5) At least the padre likes hunting.

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Remember me?

 Dear all,

Someone (I honestly don't know who) has somehow or other managed to contribute to the kind of humor that I once published on this blog:

In days like this, we all need to enjoy such relief.

Oremus, fratres, pro invicem.


Thursday, March 31, 2022

Was the Second Vatican Council Properly Concluded? Probably Not…

Bishop Williamson agreed to depart in relative peace from the SSPX on condition that Bishop Fellay agree to send his agents to the basement of the Vatican to undo the astrofreezing of both Pope Paul VI and the real Sr. Lucia that happened in early 1965. The problem is not that “Pope Benedict” didn’t fill out the right canonical paperwork to resign or that he resigned under coercion (both of which are true), but that neither he, nor Bergolio, nor Popskie (a.k.a. “Pope John Paul II”) nor John Paul I (i.e., a Soviet plant taken out in secret by the Swiss Guard because he couldn’t distinguish between grana padano and pecorino toscano cheeses, something any true Italian pope would know for sure) were really elected popes at all. What this means, of course, is that the Second Vatican Council was never officially ended, and thus its errors can still be corrected if Pope Paul VI emerges from the astrofreezing inflicted upon him by the Masons and tries to reconvene Vatican II, like the Councils of Pisa and Pistoia. Although it is not clear who exactly besides Pope Paul would have voting rights, apparently the proposed agenda includes plans to excommunicate Pope Michael of Kansas, Pope Benedict XVI for being the modernist he clearly is (he went along with the Novus Ordo, after all), Ginés Jesús Hernández and Joseph Odermatt (i.e., “Pope Gregory XVIII” and “Pope Peter III” of the Palmarians), and Russell M. Nelson (the President of the Mormons), just to clear the air and make sure everyone’s on the same page. Also on the chopping block might be the editorial board of The National Catholic Reporter, Sister Joan Chittister (who by witchcraft and the handiwork of the Devil is still somehow alive), and notable bloggers and/or modernists, like Mark P. Shea, Mike Lewis (Where Peter Is), Sean Michael Winter, Austen Ivereigh (Francis’s biographer), and everyone who likes the PrayTell blog.

(As an aside: Black light has recently revealed that the Kabbalah was secretly copied with the filthiest and most blasphemous parts of the Talmud into the pages of the Collegeville Bible. All copies are to be assembled and used as kindling to burn all the known copies of The Remnant, because Michael Matt failed to maintain his commitment to the Social Reign of Christ the King and the Catholic Confessional State, as is evidenced by the fact that he has retreated into self-constructed, theatrical catacombs from which he digitally communicates with the cowardly. Moreover, he has failed to sufficiently condemn Rod Dreher for his apostasy to the Eastern Schismatics.)

On the other hand, it might be that formerly-“Cardinal” McCarrick, because the Vatican bureaucracy and the Italian Republic forgot to take away his keys, might also be trying to undo the astrofreezing of Pope Paul VI, because he’s bitter that at the time of the astrofreezing the Pontiff owed him about 70 Italian lira for a rent boy. Taking into consideration the unreliable banking situation in Italy and the Vatican and fluctuating interest rates, that sum might equal 900 Euros today. Little does McCarrick know, however, that the money has already been spent to ensure that Cardinal Wilton Gregory doesn’t reveal himself as the Black, transwoman, Atlanta prostitute he/she/they is. McCarrick is also bitter that he has been reduced to working as a delivery boy at Comet Ping Pong, where Pizzagate happened.

A third and more likely possibility is that Fellay’s agents and McCarrick are cooperating together. But why the urge to bring back Pope Paul VI to the scene, you might ask? The fact is, Fellay, Williamson, and the Israelis want President Trump to be declared Holy Roman Emperor by the real Pope, to lead us out of the mess of partisan politics and factionalism and into the universal peace promised by Our Lady of Fatima, but most CIA agents, virtually all non-observant Jews, the FBI, most Jesuits, half the Cardinals, and PETA do not want this, but especially to blame are the Jesuits, Jews, Masons, Communists, and Rastafarians (mostly the same people) and the Palmarians. To prevent the restoration of the Holy Roman Empire and the revelation to the world of Trump as the Holy Monarch of prophecy, former QAnon Shaman, Jake Angeli, currently a Palmarian “priest,” was planted by the CIA and Vice President Pence to orchestrate the illegal entry into the Capitol Building by Biden’s volunteers. (Clarence Thomas’s wife, Ginni, may have had something to do with it too.)

Remember that Mike Pence, “former” Catholic who attends Evangelical services, is still under the control of the modernist papacy, because all so-called former Catholics never properly abjure their former allegiance. He’s also probably a Mason from Indiana, based on the mere statistical fact of the high number of Masons per capita from Indiana. He decided to intervene on January 6, because Trump was coming very close to being declared Emperor. To that end, Trump was secretly confirmed a Catholic by Archbishop Viganò according to the traditional rite. But don’t worry about the validity of Trump’s confirmation, because Viganò conditionally received all the minor and major orders, including episcopal consecration, from Williamson himself. If Trump had been able to retain the Presidency, he might have been installed as Donald I, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by the Pope and King Filipe VI of Spain. Unfortunately, “Fr.” Jake of the Palmarians communed with the Devil, the CIA, and Mike Pence to prevent the universal peace we all yearn for. May he burn in hell with his Satanic masters.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Support for the Canadian Truckers

Our readers may be interested in learning about the anti-Covid protests (wrongly called an "occupation") going on in Ottawa, because even Canadians can't take this anymore. Read about it in the mainstream press here.

The EF wholeheartedly gives its support to the truckers and supports them in their fight against the mandatory togetherness imposed by the totalitarian nanny state.

If any of the truckers are reading this, we urge you to do your best to avoid violence: Best to let the violence begin with a command from Trudeau himself.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

"Diversity" in Law School Admissions

 A friend of this blog is currently in the process of applying to law schools with the ultimate aim in view of protecting children from sexual abuse and suing the White Liberal Matriarchy for its manifold evils. Today, he stumbled across the following optional essay-prompt in an application to a certain law school on the east coast:

What unpopular opinion do you have, and why?

In his enthusiasm, he actually answered the question transparently, but those who advise him on these matters urged him not to include his answer in his application. Nevertheless, he thought that readers of this blog might enjoy his answer. Find it below:

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg publicly advocated the three following evils:

1. That only women should serve on the Supreme Court:

When asked how many of the nine judges on the US Supreme Court should be female—and at what point there would be enough women on the bench, Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a simple answer: “When there are nine.” (1)

2. That Black football players protesting American racism should be criticized. According to her, such courageous activists show

contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life…Which they probably could not have lived in the places they came from…as they became older they realize that this was youthful folly. And that’s why education is important. (2)

3. That the age of consent to engage in lawful sexual intercourse be reduced to eleven. While advocating a gender-neutral language revision to Federal Law, Ginsburg and fifteen of her students wrote:

Eliminate the phrase “carnal knowledge of any female, not his wife who has not attained the age of sixteen years” and substitute…A person is guilty of an offense if he engages in a sexual act with another person, not his spouse, and…(3) the other person is, in fact, less than 12 years old. (3)

Because of these evils, Ginsburg was unworthy not only of service on the Supreme Court, but of the practice of law simply.


    (1) Carla Bleiker, “US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Champion of Women’s Rights,” DW (September 18, 2020), See also Holly Honderich and Jessica Lussenhop, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Obituary of the Supreme Court Justice,” BBC News (September 18, 2020), Justice Ginsburg expressed her commitment to unequal political opportunities for men in November 2012. The following is the local news article that first reported it: “Ginsburg Wants to See All-Female Supreme Court,” CBS DC (November 27, 2012),

    (2) Erik Wemple, “Opinion: Katie Couric ‘wanted to protect’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg. That wasn’t her job,” The Washington Post (October 15, 2021), Boldface found in the original.

    (3) Ruth Bader Ginsburg et al., Sex Bias in the U.S. Code: A Report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights ([Washington, D.C.]: U.S.G.P.O., 1977), 102. The mainstream media systematically denies what Ginsburg was in fact explicitly advocating in this report, because their love for her is disordered.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Back to 1970

One does one wonder why so many of the generation that came to maturity in the 1960s and 1970s looks back to that era as the origin of a new civilization. As I'm fond of pointing out to friends, past eras are like neighborhoods; one doesn't have to live in one if one doesn't want to. Some persons plagued by a crippling nostalgia may have good reason to remain stuck in the past, however, and such need not be sinful. For instance, nothing is wrong or objectionable per se with having a cello and harpsichord in one's drawing room, especially if one prefers the sound of two skeletons tap dancing on a tin roof to the excessive emotionalism of contemporary art and Celine Dion.

The latest move on the part of Pope Francis, however, to force us all to move back to 1970 by, in effect, abolishing the historic Latin Mass is unacceptable, because it is unjust. Qua unjust, it cannot have the force of law. The abuse is prima facie absurd, because it is motivated by the urge for that which it superficially seeks to prevent, disunity and schism. The praiseworthy efforts of saintly men, like Archbishop Lafebvre, and numerous others to resist such papal abuses must be our guiding light in these dark times. Their partial success proves that resistance in the end can and shall prove fruitful.

The clergy, as ever, have their work cut out for them. Get to it. For us layfolk the question of what we should do does not have a complete and ready answer. I, at any rate, have begun doing my part partly by exchanging emails on the current situation with friends from abroad. Holy Church, as the Ordinariate Missal teaches, is, after all, "the blessed company of all faithful people," and as such, includes all those from the rising of the sun unto the setting thereof who offer a pure sacrifice unto the Lord, our God (cf. Mal. 1:11). If my emails involve bits of French and some Latin with rhythm, so much the better! Two such exchanges may be of interest to the EF's readers:

(1) To a Frenchman

Subject: Welcome back to 1970

Bienvenue en enfer! 

Haven't you heard? The Catholic Faith began in 1963!


Onward, no matter the challenge, with a spring in our step and a smile on our face!

So the Pope and the bishops prefer not to condemn James Martin and Joe Biden, obstruct those who would like to, and are marginalizing all non-Novus-Ordoists into the rad-trad bucket. They too were once young boys and young men; maybe they came from households bereft of strong, wise, and good examples of virility, masculinity and self-sacrifice. Well, that’s the world we live in; let’s make it different by becoming those things.

 My response:

I’m sure you know what you will find if you look up the word jesuitical in an English dictionary. Protestants can be nasty, but when they gave that word its usual meaning, they unfortunately knew what they were doing.

Here’s what we can expect next: The Pope, in light of his experience as Ordinary of the Faithful of the Eastern Rites in Argentina (1998–2013), will declare that to show their unswerving fidelity to the Chair of Peter, the faithful of the Eastern Rites should likewise enthusiastically embrace the Novus Ordo as their own.

As I have stressed, absolute monarchy is an eighteenth-century invention with no basis in medieval history. Nevertheless, the allure of une foi, une loi, un roi surely has its appeal. How to translate such sentiment into Latin in our own day? Una missa, una liturgia, Rex unus Papa. Plures homines, plures religiones, plures opiniones. Error ubique.

(2) From a Canadian Anglican

Subject: What's the deal with Traditionis custodes?

My Response:

The last gasp of the foul, diabolical, tacky spirit of Vatican II (not the same as the Spirit of God) has belched forth its GODLESS vomit into the sanctuary. The 1970s prove that resistance shall prove fruitful. Jesuit, Marxist, Fascist, King, Emperor, and (unfortunately) Pope. He’s doing this now because he knows he’ll be dead before the year’s out. The Wrath of Almighty God is upon us all. Repent ye, for the Kingdom of God draweth nigh!

But I haven't answered your question: Francis seeks to gain the alienation of his opponents. If he were a bit more open to capitalism, he would realize that this is pure lunacy, because thereby he is alienating the majority of the Church’s (note the capital C) most committed members, which is always bad for business. In other words, he seeks to ignite the schism he wants. 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

What Do Academics Talk About in Hell?

Dante tried to teach us long ago that many clerics, including (the majority of?) popes, justly go to hell when they die. Those of you who enjoy reading this blog, no doubt, will agree with such divinely-established exclusivity. Nonetheless, what the bishops talk about at their annual meeting down there must be so intolerably dull that no sane human being would ever want to listen in. No doubt, it would involve mercy and social justice for ordained pedophiles justly accused of non-consensual sodomy with a minor. But what happens when chic, trendy, liberal, and (surprisingly-but-somehow-not-so-surprisingly) ignorant academics in the humanities end up in hell? Would their discussions ever be worth listening to? That question has inspired your favorite EF humorist to come out of retirement to relieve the tedium of our own time. In the midst of so much suffering, why not have a laugh in the spirit of Dante?




As the damned academics assemble, they take in the newest book about Mary Queen of Scots. She is still an acceptable subject of discourse, because even if she was not biologically female (how could we know that for sure?), still she identified as a woman. Nonetheless, she was white, moneyed, and often empowered, so she will not be considered acceptable for discourse at next year’s conference. Naturally, straight white men were excluded three years ago, because the presence of any hetero, white, biological male who identifies as a man necessarily creates a hostile environment for anyone deserving of free healthcare under the Biden Administration.

In light of the book’s cover, a gay man (henceforth, Gay Academic 1, aka GA1) asks: If these ladies could talk, what would they say? Two other gay men join in on the conversation:


GA2: Redheads do it better.


GA1: But to clarify: What is it that redheads do better? And given the fact that we’re talking about two British ladies, shouldn’t you say ginger, not red?


GA2: I’m removing myself from this conversation. Given the gross racial/ethnic trichological insensitivities, I no longer feel safe. Caring for myself is not self-indulgent; it is self-preservation and an act of political warfare.


GA1: If you can’t engage in the discourse required by your position because of your emotional incontinence, you are not qualified for your job and ought to be fired. I don’t believe in your non-right not to do your job just because it requires that you learn to develop the emotional maturity required to live in the emotionally unsafe places of authentic discourse about the issues we are politically and ethically obligated to discuss, including trichology. Your remarks are culturally and linguistically insensitive, and hence colonial, and also probably racist.


GA3: As a ginger-adjacent-identifying queer person, I think my voice being left out of this discourse is part of the larger systemic issue of ginger-erasure. I hold neither of you accountable for having this conversation over me. These are inherited systems of power, after all. But I would like my voice to be heard, nonetheless. In this context, however, I do not feel at liberty to discuss what it is that gingers do better, but I would like to have that conversation separately, perhaps over cocktails.


An obese, gender-fluid Latinex overhears the conversation and adds his/her/h* two cents:


Why must you insist on perpetuating patriarchy? Putting words in the mouth of women who aren’t here to speak for themselves effectively renders them voiceless. Your presence at this conference is offensive, because you are male. OUT!


With that, conference security arrives to force the gay men away. To do what they can to dismantle white fragility and maleness, the conference organizers then decide that at next year’s conference, all biological males who identify as men (including gay men) will be excluded so as to create an inclusive, affirming, welcoming, and safe environment for all.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Pray for Pope Francis

Word has come to the EF that Enzo Bianchi, "prior" of the Bose Monastic Community and confidant of Pope Francis, has communicated to the leadership of the Federation of "Evangelical" "Churches" in Italy that Pope Francis has finally accepted Jesus Christ as his "personal Lord and Savior" and has thus been "born again." We at the EF believe that this conversion bodes well for the authentic reform of the Vatican. Naturally, given how prone the Curia is to maintaining the status quo, the Pope's conversion has of yet borne no visible fruit, but certain power players in the Vatican are now apparently afraid of being fired, should the new "Evangelical" pope seek to clean the Augean stables of his own staff. Cardinal Coccopalmerio ("Cardinal Cocco" for short) and his fellow partiers, for instance, have threatened Pope Francis with blackmail should he actually follow through on his newfound convictions. They, apparently, have proof that the Pope is actively plotting to interfere in the next American election so as to thwart Putin's foreign policy and to secure the election of Beto O'Rourke. Oh, and apparently the Pope likes Beto's "poetry" too.

April Fools!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Something Worth Reading

As the Vatican II generation continues to die off, it is so often a relief to see young people with real ardor for our holy religion replacing them. One of these, apparently, is Matthew Walther. His latest piece at The Week is well worth reading.

It is regrettable, however, that Mr. Walther holds Pope John Paul II in such high regard. That the Holy Father had no gift for governance and thereby failed at his duty as pope is beyond dispute. Mr. Walther is to be commended, nonetheless, for in effect calling Mr. Pence to repentance. We at the EF second that call.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Cardinal Kasper RIP

The EF’s contacts in Germany are reporting that his eminence, Walter Cardinal Kasper (b. 5 March 1933) passed away in his sleep early this morning due to a heart attack at the age of eighty-three.

Certain circumstances of his death, however, seem to be confusing the news media and interfering with objective reporting. Sources close to the Cardinal tell us that after reading Michel de Certeau’s L’invention du quotidien, Kasper was inspired to go to confession during Holy Week for the first time since the early 1990s. Apparently, Pope Francis’s love of Jesuitical pop-psychology masquerading as culture criticism and the offer of an easy plenary indulgence during the Year of Mercy have brought about the conversion of at least one, stiff-necked, hardhearted, notorious, and public sinner.

Details regarding funeral arrangements have yet to be released to the public.

We at the EF are committed to keeping the reading public informed about the life of the Church and the world with the most up-to-date and accurate information possible. Stay tuned as the details of the Cardinal’s death and funeral arrangements continue to be revealed. We encourage all to pray for those who mourn.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

How Many Light Bulbs?

Q. How many Anglo-Catholics does it take to change a light bulb?
A. One to change the light bulb, and two to hold the cope.

Q. How many Latin Massers does it take to change a light bulb?
A. Change?!?!? I don’t read about light bulbs in the Council of Trent!

Q. How many Aristotelians does it take to change a light bulb?
A. As many as the celestial movers, a point the Philosopher unfortunately left unresolved.

Q. How many Calvinists does it take to change a light bulb?
A. Only God knows and as many as God wills.

Q. How many Methodists does it take to change a light bulb?
A. One to change the light bulb, five to set up a committee to discuss a commemorative plaque, and at least two to bring a dish to pass.

Q. How many Prayer-Book Anglicans does it take to change a light bulb?
A. One to change the light bulb and at least two to complain about how much better the last one was.

Q. How many Dominicans does it take to change a light bulb?
A. I answer that the requisite number of Dominicans can be demonstrated in five ways, all of which may be incomprehensible.

Q. How many Eastern Orthodox does it take to change a light bulb?
A. Just like everything else it’s a great mystery, but their beards might have something to do with it.

Q. How many Jehovah Witnesses does it take to change a light bulb?
A. 144,000. All 144,000

(The author invites his readers to add to this list in the comment section.)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


A dear friend of the EF has sent in this wonderful piece of satire that can give us some repose in the sea of turbulence in which we must live by God's design. The text may be heard with its music here.

I am the very model of a modern German cardinal
I'm kind to all minorities peripheral and marginal
I know the mobile numbers of my seniors political
I try quite hard at humour and I'm studiously uncritical
I'm very fond of arguments heretic and schismatical
I like to bitch about my fellow Lords ecclesiastical
About Kasperian theorem I am teeming with a lot of news [pause]
With many cheerful facts about conveyancing and empty pews
I'm very well acquainted too with every kind of blasphemy
I know in every detail all the sins contr'ry to chastity
In short, in things political, peripheral and marginal
I am the very model of a modern German cardinal
I know the Church's history, from Schillebeeckx to G D Boff
I like to wear bad vestments and I'm apt to take my cassock off
I quote in elegiacs all the crimes of the traditionalists
I make outrageous statements and proceed to slander journalists
I'm very prone to avarice, and harbouring of catamites
And mawkish modern liturgies with troupes of female acolytes
In profit from the Church tax I've a juicy line in Simony
I'm expert in denial and impervious to irony
Then I can write an article in favour of adultery
And praise unclean affections both unnatural and desultory
In short, in things political, peripheral and marginal
I am the very model of a modern German cardinal
In fact when I know what is meant by mercy, grace and charity
When I can tell at sight heroic virtue from depravity
When such affairs as doctrine and dogmatics I'm more wary at
And when I learn precisely what became of Jude Iscariot
When I have grasped the rudiments of sexual biology
When I can make a fist of a believable apology
When I care more for men than for the dogs they keep at Battersea
You'll say a better German Cardinal had never sat a See
For my Catechetic knowledge, though I'm pompous and effrontery,
Is limited by effort will and interest quite perfunctory
But still in things political, peripheral and marginal
I am the very model of a modern German cardinal.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Pope Francis to be tried by the Sanhedrin

"Fact is stranger than fiction," it is often said, and this is one of those instances that proves that old adage true. According to Breaking News Israel, the Vatican's recognition of the State of Palestine has initiated such outrage among Zionist extremists that the Sanhedrin (yes, the successors to the people who unjustly condemned Jesus) now intends to convict Pope Francis of anti-semitism, if he does not abrogate his recognition of the Palestinian Nation. Well! Isn't it a strange day in the age of inter-religious dialogue?

It is a pity that the Holy Father will not outrage these people further by praying explicitly and in public that they acknowledge the Lord Jesus to be their Messiah and the Savior of all men. To be ecumenical, I will do so now in the words of an Anglican prayer:

O GOD, who didst choose Israel to be thine inheritance: Look, we beseech thee, upon thine ancient people; open their hearts that they may see and confess the Lord Jesus to be thy Son and their true Messiah, and, believing, they may have life through his Name. Take away all pride and prejudice in us that may hinder their understanding of the Gospel, and hasten the time when all Israel shall be saved; through the merits of the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Current State of Abortion in the US

Apparently, our enemies at The New York Times are aghast that Texas's recent anti-abortion law has actually been upheld in federal court. With this, we should also delight in the progress we are making in Wisconsin where a bill is underway to outlaw abortion in those instances where the fetus will experience pain (i.e., after twenty weeks of gestation). This legislative progress naturally mirrors trends in the broader culture where only 41% of Americans now consider themselves "pro-choice." In short, we are winning and our liberal opponents have begun to gnash their teeth. Continue to pray and fast for the Pro-Life movement worldwide.

In the spirit of "tacky liberal incoherence," we should note that the Texas bill primarily aims to regulate abortion clinics to ensure that they are safe. Given what happened in Philadelphia, this should be a top-priority for all legislators nationwide. And insofar as lefties are fond of insisting that abortion ought to be "safe, legal, and rare," it is odd that they too would not support legislation requiring abortion clinics to be safe. Or perhaps by "safe, legal, and rare," they really mean "often-unsafe, tax-payer-funded, and common."

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What is going on in the Vatican?

As reported in The Week, it looks like Pope Francis has lost control of his staff in the Vatican. Michael Doughtery's article deserves a close read and clearly expresses the same position of concern and incomprehension at contemporary events that we at the EF take, albeit in a tone less polemical than our own.

A few things to note: In the contemporary church the only thing worse than the hubris of an archbishop towards well-meaning laypeople seeking clarification for his unCatholic behavior, is the hubris of a lay employee in the Vatican towards her critics. What these people would have us believe is that to combat poverty, slavery, and prostitution in the world, we must join forces with those at the UN who think that the murder of the unborn is necessary to save the environment. Shame on them! And instead of engaging in meaningful dialogue with their opponents, these elitists who have only condescension and contempt for their opponents, are only too eager to engage in mudslinging by accusing their opponents of being funded by the Tea Party and the oil industry. And who, pray tell, funds their salaries? Hmm? It does make one wonder if either of them ever took a course in formal logic and learned about the ad hominem.

One last thing: Apparently, Cardinal Pell does not own a cappa magna. I would only suggest that those of you with the money who support the churchiness-of-the-church might want to think about buying him one. That way someone in the anglosphere other than Cardinal Burke can proclaim to his opponents what he really feels.

Tacky Liberal Incoherence, No. 7

While ordering at a steakhouse: "Do you guys offer a vegan alternative for beacon? Because I'm not opposed to the merciless slaughter of poor, innocent animals for us just to eat them per se, because I'm not intolerant or narrow-minded. No! It's just that I'm here to help."

Friday, June 5, 2015

Tacky Liberal Incoherence, No. 5

Instead of allowing conservative meanies with guns to shoot at deer, kill them, and eat their flesh, why don’t we inject all the does with contraceptive darts? That way, they can enjoy free love almost as much as I do! I mean, just think of BAMBI’s MOM and all the harm being deprived of her love and affection causes fawns! (And don't you dare refer to another Disney movie that might invalidate my point!) And don’t even mention that many hunters do good by donating the meat they don’t want to feed the hungry. Such humanitarian acts which benefit young children undermine my own position!
CLEARLY, sterilizing deer against their will is worth the cost of $135 million every two years just in the state of Connecticut alone! And CLEARLY there will be no negative environmental effects as all those unnatural chemicals pass into the water supply!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tacky Liberal Incoherence, No. 4

Granted that the happiness of some women does depend upon daily male sacrifice, we should still agitate for the abolition of Fathers’ Day, because Fathers' Day perpetuates and legitimizes the rape culture.