Saturday, April 3, 2021

London Keystone Cops Invade Polish Church on Good Friday

CNA Staff, Apr 3, 2021 / 07:35 am MT (CNA ).- A Polish Catholic parish in London, England, said Saturday that it believed that police “grossly exceeded their powers” when they halted a Good Friday service and ordered parishioners to go home.

Police officers interrupted the Good Friday liturgy at Christ the King Church in Balham, south London, on April 2, ordering worshipers to leave or face a fine or possible arrest.

A video posted on YouTube showed a police officer addressing the congregation from a pulpit in the sanctuary of the church, informing them that the gathering was “unlawful” under current coronavirus restrictions.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

"Communion on the Tongue is In the Gospels -- No Bishop Can Deny That"

 The three churches at the Capuchin Monastery of San Giovanni Rotondo. In the middle church, the Archbishop of Manfredonia expressed his "dangerous considerations".

Repeatedly, bishops try to ban Communion on the tongue under the pretext of combating corona and only allow communion in hand. However, there are clear legal, liturgical and theological hurdles that doom any attempt of this kind to failure.

Legally, the situation is clear: Communion on the tongue is the only fully valid form of receiving communion, and that in the entire world Church. After the Second Vatican Couoncil, at the urging of the bishops of the German-speaking zone, the bishops' conferences were given the opportunity, if they considered it "opportune", to allow an extraordinary form of Communion in addition to the ordinary form of receiving Communion, namely Communion in hand. Both forms are, where permitted, equally permitted, but not equivalent. Oral communion is and remains the proper and legitimate form of receiving Communion. The fact that in some countries and dioceses this fact is systematically concealed and the impression is created that Communion in hand is the current form of receiving Communion, whereas Communion on the tongue is an outdated form that no longer really applies today does nothing to change this. But especially, according to the overall impression created, one no longer has to take this “old” form into account. But this is not the case. 

A ban on Communion on the tongue is unthinkable under canon law, but communion in hand at any time, which clearly defines the hierarchy of these two forms.

In Corona times, reference is made to the protection of health in order to prohibit Communion on the tongue. That smells like an excuse and it is. It lacks any hygienic or medical logic. Doctors have pointed out that the oral Communion is no doubt safer than Communion in the hand (see also "Oral Communion Guarantees Best Health and Hygiene"). If the priest disinfects his hands before giving Communion, any contamination is excluded, since the consecrated Host only passes through his hand. In the case of hand communion, however, there are many hands.

In addition, in the 14 months of the alleged corona pandemic, there has been no known case of transmission of infection through receiving Communion. In Austria, although recently Kronen Zeitung tried to concoct a connection between attending Mass and infection, but proved both cases, on closer inspection to be of dubious journalism. Indeed, it is grotesque to think that the saving body of Christ could be the vector of disease. The bishops in the German-speaking areas are not setting a good example with their Corona measures when it comes to real presence.

The Manfredonia case

The Archbishop of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, Msgr. Franco Moscone, Chaplain of the Somascans, is entertaining "dangerous thoughts," so says the Vatican expert Marco Tosatti. The archdiocese comprises two historical dioceses and has been part of the ecclesiastical province of Foggia since 1979. However, it retained the rank and dignity of an archdiocese. It includes the famous Archangel Michael Sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo and the city of San Giovanni Rotondo, in which the stigmatized Saint Pio of Pietrelcina spent 50 years of his life and is also buried. The saint has been one of the patrons of the archdiocese since 2002. 

Msgr. Moscone was appointed to the archdiocese by Pope Francis in 2018. He was born in 1957 and comes from the city of Alba in Piedmont. Last January 3rd, during a Mass celebration, he expressed a fundamental rejection of Communion on the tongue, which he dressed in the drastic and many to believers disturbing words:

"Communion on the tongue is an abuse."

Since then, the discussion about it in the diocese has not come to a standstill. The statement is too clear to be misunderstood or to falsely attribute intentions to the Archbishop that are far removed from him. According to Msgr. Moscone, Communion on the tongue is fundamentally wrong, which is why his contradiction, as he himself emphasized to the press, is not only due to the Corona virus.

For his irritating statement, the archbishop chose, which is no less irritating, the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in San Giovanni Rotondo. This is the "middle church" of the large Capuchin complex, which was added to the small monastery church of the Capuchin Convent in the late 1950s and consecrated in 1959. The many pilgrims who come to the grave of St. Padre Pio are expected to do a lot. In the new church, which was consecrated in 2004 and in whose lower church the grave is located, the kneeling of the faithful has been forbidden. If the archbishop has his way, Communion should now also be taken from them. It is astonishing how a bishop can come to a view that a practice always practiced by the Church and never given up could be fundamentally wrong.

Don Bux: “Communion in the mouth is documented in the Gospel. No bishop can counter this"

Don Nicola Bux, internationally renowned liturgist, friend of Benedict XVI. and himself a native of Apulia, commented on the archbishop's statement. His answer is also addressed to the other bishops who want to restrict communion in the mouth with or without Corona. The liturgical scholar is no less clear in his reaction than Monsignor Moscone:

“The bishop made a mistake. From the examination of the Greek Gospel text it cannot be inferred at all that the body of Christ was placed in the hand. "

The use of a paten would make no sense if Communion in hand had been practiced. "At most," said Don Bux,  it could be claimed they were using the Purple Code of Rossa from the fifth century, as believers of antiquity would have the Host taken by mouth from their palms, "but never with the fingers of the other hand." It is more likely that the Codex Purpureus Rossanensis only a few decades earlier, was based on a  judgment earlier introduced by St. Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem (348-386).


He called for “the hands to be formed into a throne, not in order to receive communion in hand, as is falsely claimed today, but in order to hold the hand formed in this way directly under the mouth and thus when receiving the Eucharistic ' to bite 'to prevent the smallest particle from being lost."

St. Cyril's invitation was an anticipation of the godfather, but not Communion in hand.

Archbishop Moscone, however, referred to “take and eat” in his sermon, which he interpreted as evidence of Communion in hand. Don Bux said:

"The Gospel of John clearly states that Jesus gave Judas a 'bite' at the Lord's Supper, and a bite is something that you put in your mouth." 

As early as May 2020, when other dioceses took action against Communion on the tongue with reference to the coronavirus, Don Bux said that the Gospel of John speaks of an immersed morsel (cf. Jn 13, 26-27). In the Douay standard translation says:

“Jesus replied: It is to whom I will give the morsels of bread that I will dip. Then he dipped the bread, took it and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot."



Don Bux on this:

“This form is still Common today among the Orientals and in the Eastern Church when giving communion. A bite of dipped bread cannot be put in the hand, only in the mouth. "

Today in the vernacular translations of the Missale Romanum used for converting words "take" are in Greek and in Latin the word λάβετε / accipite again, the not reflexive meaning "take" but "receive" means in terms of "to absorb” and “to take”.

“The bishop is making a clear mistake in believing that 'to take' means to take with your hands. No, the Host is 'received', in this specific case with the mouth. I think of the reaction of St. Padre Pio if he had heard a bishop speak like that!"


Text: Giuseppe di Nar-
image: Wiki-com-mons

Trans: Tancred

Recommended reading on the topic:

Fr. Martin Lugmayr FSSP: Hand Communion: A historical-dogmatic investigation, with a foreword by Prof. Robert Spaemann, 2nd edition, Dominus-Verlag, Augsburg 2020 .

Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider OCR: Corpus Christi. Thoughts on Holy Communion and the renewal of the Church, with a foreword by Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, 2nd edition, Dominus-Verlag, Augsburg 2014.


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

American Hero G. Gordon Liddy Passes

 Edit: why not report more about Liddy’s service in Korea? Update: Liddy was unable to serve in Korea for medical reasons. 

Liddy was right about Nixon too. He should have been a lot more ruthless. 

Liddy was an erector set style atheist later in his life. We can only hope he found his way back to the Church. His lapse is pretty understandable considering how a fruity institution like the American Catholic Church vilifies men with Liddy’s courage and patriotism. 

The Catholic Church wasn’t built by people like Robert Barron, but men like G. Gordon.

I’ll light a candle for you, Agent Liddy! Thank you for your selfless service to our great country. You will be missed!

[CBS Snooze] G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday at age 90.

His son, Thomas Liddy, confirmed the death but did reveal the cause, other than to say it was not related to COVID-19.

Liddy, a former FBI agent and Army veteran, was convicted of conspiracy, burglary and illegal wiretapping for his role in the Watergate burglary, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. He spent four years and four months in prison, including more than 100 days in solitary confinement.

Too hot for YouTube

March of the Vaxxtards

 Good thing he has this video backed up on his own platform.    How long will it take YouTube to pull it?

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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Revisiting EENS

MSM Still Can't Figure Out the Motive For Mass Shooting in Boulder Colorado

[Local Yokel News] Dougherty said the person in custody was the shooter, who was identified Tuesday morning as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21.

CBS Denver helicopter footage captured authorities escorting a shirtless man in handcuffs who appeared to have a bleeding leg from the scene, but authorities would not confirm if that man is the person in custody.


Corporate Religious Huckster Says Jesus Would Have Gotten the Jab

 [Prod News] With some Americans feeling hesitant about getting a COVID-19 shot, evangelist Franklin Graham is urging pastors to encourage their congregations to trust in the vaccines.

Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and Samaritan's Purse, told ABC News that there could be harmful consequences if pastors discourage church members from receiving the shot.

"I would hope that the pastors in the pulpit would tell people how they can be saved from God's judgment," Graham said. "I think for a pastor to tell someone not to take the vaccine is problematic because what would happen if that person got coronavirus and died?"


Saturday, March 20, 2021

Bergoglio's Commissar Banishes Immemorial Mass of Ages to the Catacombs

 The Vatican State Secretariat has established a hierarchy in St. Peter's Basilica: Novus Ordo above, Traditional Rite below?

Edit: the Bugninine Liturgy is ascendant!

(Rome) as the retirement of Angelo Cardinal Comastri as Archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica was only a rumor, already there were worries, that it could have  negative consequences for the celebration of the Immemorial Rite in the Papal Basilica. On February 20th, the time had come - and the fears came true.

Pope Francis retired Cardinal Comastri and appointed Mauro Cardinal Gambetti as his successor. Gambetti, member of the Minorites was previously Custos of the Holy Convents of Assisi. Not a month has passed since then and the fears are already becoming reality.

The First Section of the Vatican State Secretariat sent a letter to the Extraordinary Commissar of the Cathedral Administration, the canons of the Vatican Chapter and the service for the liturgical celebrations of the basilica. On June 29, 2020, Pope Francis provided Cardinal Comastri with a commissar in the form of Archbishop Mario Giordano. Cardinal Gambetti, who was created by Francis as cardinal at the end of November 2020, has officially been Vicar General of Vatican City, archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica and head of St. Peter's Cathedral Building since February. The tasks of Msgr. Giordano as acting head were not canceled, as the new document shows.

The State Secretariat's letter is not signed, which, among other things, cast doubts as to its authenticity. The document has since been published by the Vaticanist Diane Montagna and its authenticity has been confirmed by Edward Pentin (National Catholic Register). The First Section is headed by the Substitute of the Cardinal Secretary of State. The Venezuelan Vatican diplomat Edgar Peña Parra has been a substitute since 2018.

The instructions (enlarge)

The Section issued five instructions on March 12:

  • 1. Individual celebrations should be suppressed;
  • 2. The priests and the faithful who come to the basilica every day for Holy Mass should have the opportunity to participate in the following celebrations: at 7 am in the choir chapel; at 7:30 am at the Cathedra Altar; at 8 o'clock in the choir chapel; at 9 o'clock at the Cathedra altar. The times of the other Masses remain unchanged. On the occasion of a saint's remembrance, the remains of which are kept in the basilica, one of the Holy Masses can be celebrated at the corresponding altar. On Sundays and public holidays, the maintenance of the times mentioned must be checked;

  • 3. the concelebrations are to be liturgically animated with the help of lecturers and cantors;

  • 4. Groups of pilgrims who are accompanied by a bishop or a priest ensure the possibility of celebrating Holy Mass in the Vatican grottoes;

  • 5. As for the Extraordinary Rite, the authorized priests can celebrate at 7 am, 7:30 am, 8 am and 9 am in the Capella Clementina in the Vatican Grottoes.

The regulations will come into force next March 22nd.

The Cathedra altar is one of the two papal altars and is located in front of the Cathedra Petri. The choir chapel is the westernmost chapel in the south (left) aisle. It lies opposite the sacrament chapel in the north aisle and is separated from the rest of the church by a grill. This is where the canons perform their divine office, hence the name.

Traditional Rite to the catacombs?

The arrangement has banished the Traditional Rite, which had been well tolerated in St. Peter's Basilica, in the Vatican GrottosWho has been bothered the previous early morning celebrations?  [Satan?] The pilgrims and tourists hardly, as not so many of them are in St. Peter's Basilica at this time. This is especially true for the past few months with the low number of visitors due to the corona restrictions.

The Traditional Rite only became visible in St. Peter's Basilica in Autumn 2012, when the international pilgrimage Summorum Pontificum ad Petri Sedem took place for the first timeIt was created to express gratitude and solidarity with Pope Benedict XVI. to express and to give the Traditional Rite greater public visibility through the celebration of the closing Mass in St. Peter's Basilica (cathedra altar). At that time there was even hope that Benedict XVI. could personally celebrate the first final mass in St. Peter's. This hope was not fulfilled. Rather, he unexpectedly resigned from office a few months later. The pilgrimage was retained, however, had to be canceled last year due to the corona restrictions by the state and Church authorities. The Pontifical Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, which Robert Cardinal Sarah was supposed to celebrate on October 24th, was made impossible by the restrictions imposed. Without a special permit, according to the instructions that have now been issued, the final Mass of this pilgrimage would also be banished to the crypt under St. Peter's Basilica.

How does the State Secretariat justify the new provisions?

“Lent invites us to return to the Lord with all our hearts (cf. Gl 2:12). This gives greater centrality to the word of God and the celebration of the Eucharist. With this in mind, in order to ensure that the holy masses in St. Peter's

 A connection with the celebration in the Traditional Rite is not evident, which is why the only recognizable consequence remains to visibly downgrade the Holy Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman rite compared to the Novus OrdoSt. Peter's Basilica is reserved exclusively for the novel liturgy, while the Traditional Rite is banished to the catacombs. It is also used physically, intentionally or unintentionally, to express who is “up” and who is “down” or who is above whom.

The Vatican knows about the power of symbols.

St. Peter's Basilica, including the Vatican grottoes and the ancient necropolis with St. Peter's tomb

Text: Giuseppe di Nar-
image: (screenshot) / Wikicommons / Diane Montagna (Twitter, screenshot)

Trans: Tancred


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Vaccine is Fake and Potentially Deadly


Saturday, March 13, 2021

Shot in the dark

Let's Get Ready to Rumble

At EF we hope that Milo is sincere because this latest move will really get under the skin of the aberrosexuals and their straight enablers. We're sure he bugs them in a way that Voris still doesn't