Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Edit: this flamer is clearly open to turning his Province into a gay bathhouse. His Province community knew about his disorder and chose to elect him anyway. Prepare for more closings of friaries in the future in the Saint Elizabeth Province.
The Synodal Way is merely a mechanism to build public consensus for a preordained agenda while identifying and marginalizing any opposition.
Catholic Snooze Network can barely muster the slightest emotion about this, and probably endorses degeneracy.AMDG
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Justin Bieber announced Friday that he’s canceling his world tour after being diagnosed with “Ramsay Hunt” syndrome. His wife had a similar facial paralysis event as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage in March. Blood clots are a characteristic and occasionally fatal side-effects of the vaxx which all too often leads to strokes and heart attacks. So here we have another healthy young person suffering from effects indicative of having the death vaxx.
The Canadian singer has been circumspect about having received the vaxx, but being a Canadian residing in Waterloo, he would need the Vaxx to re-enter Canada from abroad, and has been a participant at events requiring it.AMDG
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Bergoglio receives award from the B'nai B'rith
Or, would you prefer to use Jesus as a sock-puppet for your Leftism?
A Pentecost Sermon. By Walter Cardinal Brandmuller
“Pentecost, the lovely festival had come, fields and forests were green and blooming; on hills and heights, in bushes and hedges practicing a merry song - the newly enthused birds. Every meadow sprouted flowers in fragrant grounds...”
So says the poet…
And now the Acts of the Apostles. It does not speak of the lovely festival. There is talk of fire and storm. Yes - both, spring of nature like storm and fire were and are images of the spirit of God, who creates life and fills his bride, the church of Jesus Christ, with his light and his power.
So today we sing “Come Creator Spirit...” and we should sing it loudly and enthusiasticly, because today everyone is concerned about creation, but there is hardly any talk of the Creator.
Before all creation, however, it is important to think of “HIM”, “without whom there is nothing, what is, from whom we have everything”, as the poet says, the Creator Spiritus, the creative spirit.
We say of artists that they have their own creative power, which allows them to produce good, true, and beautiful things, and we marvel, admire, and delight in their works.
How much, much more is this true when we consider the works of the Spirit of God, His creation - and we never come to the end of it.
The children sing: "Do you know how many little stars there are - the Lord God has counted them" - no one will ever be able to do it. Astronomers and astronauts are also far from knowing or even measuring space and its innumerable Milky Way systems.
But let us return to earth, where we find plants and animals in unimaginable abundance. There are the birds that populate the forest, the sky. Did you know that nine thousand seven hundred different species have been discovered so far? And when we then hear from experts that there are thirty-two thousand five hundred species of fish, of all kinds of see creatures, in the see, in the river, in the lake, then all that remains for us is amazement and admiration.
The crown of creation remains: the human being. Of all the millions of people who inhabit the earth, there is not a single one whose biological genome - we speak of DNÅ - the genetic code - resembles another. The uniqueness of an individual can be recognized unmistakably by their fingerprint.
"Lord our ruler, how mighty is your name in all the earth." And the psalm goes on to ask:
“What is man that you, O God, think of him?”
And now the answer:
"You made him a little inferior to God, crowning him with glory and honor."
This is also what the prayer from the Christmas Mass means: “God, you created the human being wonderfully in his dignity and - after the original sin of the first parents - renewed it even more wonderfully.” Even more marvelous is this restoration, because in it not only is the human being made partakers of the divine nature, but his inmost being is conformed to Christ. He is, as Jesus said to Nicodemus, “born again of water and of the Holy Spirit. “So if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has passed away, the new has come.”
So the apostle Paul - can ask the Christians in Corinth: "Do you not know that you are God's temple and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?" Born again from the waters of baptism and the Holy Spirit - meaning - that the baptized born again Christian is no longer a mere creature. He is no longer just God's image, he is God's beloved child, in whom the father recognizes the features of his only begotten.
Let's not just accept this with faith. Let's build our believing self-confidence on it. The baptized Christian is much more than just a human being. And precisely this is the work of that spirit, which descended on the group of disciples in the storm and fire and has since stayed and worked with them.
Of all that has been said, of this working of the Spirit of God in the soul of the redeemed, baptized, I experience so little, we experience so little in the church and in the world. Just as a ship with slack sails does not gain speed when there is no wind, so does the Church of our day in our lands and times. Hardly a breath of the storm and fire of the day of Pentecost can be felt for a long time. What happened to those ninety percent of baptized and confirmed German Catholics who can no longer find their way to church on Sunday? When even shepherds flee from the wolf, yes, open the door to the sheepfold for him? - For decades, dull materialism, indifference and weary resignation have been spreading in the church in the German-speaking area and we are in the process of ignoring the warning of the Apostle Paul and extinguishing the spirit. The church tax is still bubbling up and keeps the rattling apparatus “church” going.
But - friends - in spite of everything: the spirit blows where it wants - says Jesus to Nicodemus. And - it blows! Even in Europe, which has become so spiritually weary, he is still at work, on a small scale, but who knows how soon on a large scale. Wherever a faithful, zealous priest is at work, the church fills up - and there are more of them than you think. A young spiritual elite is growing up, which has heard the call to the priesthood and religious orders, and has begun to form communities and - where well managed - to populate seminaries.
But first, let's look at ourselves.
Despite the darkness, drought and cold, God's Spirit rules in each one of us. That we believe despite everything, place our hope in God, try to love God and our neighbor - all of this is the work of the Holy Spirit in us. "Without me you can do nothing" says the Lord.
So if, despite our poverty, we believe, pray, try - to avoid evil and do good - then this is only possible because the Holy Spirit lives and works in us.
Wherever there is faith, conversion, deeds of selfless love, we recognize the Spirit of God at work. Just as we see and experience the power of the electric current in the glow of the lamps, in the rotation of the machines, so we see the work of the Holy Spirit in everything good that we do ourselves, that we see happening around us.
He, the Creator Spirit, creates, works in us the gracious faculties of believing, hoping, loving. Abilities that we therefore call “divine virtues”.
In the beginning, back then in Jerusalem, the Spirit of the Lord came in storm and flames. How many times since then has there been a rather quiet, gentle breeze—the way God's Spirit moves hearts and worlds.
Two hundred years ago a poet prayed:
"Lord have mercy on me
that my heart will blossom again - no one has taken pity on me yet
from the springs of the earth!”.
Let us make this request our own today - in view of the world and church of our day.
It is indeed that request of which the Lord says: “... how much more will the Father in
heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him”.
So come the Holy Spirit, fill the hearts, make them bloom again
Monday, June 6, 2022
Benedict's private secretary in the Vorarlberg "Kirchenblatt": "Mainly talking about gossip and scandals" - lack of priests: besiege God with requests for vocations.
Feldkirch (kath.net/ KAP)
When talking about the Vatican, "then it's mainly about gossip and scandals." As Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Pope Benedict XVI's private secretary for many years explained in an interview with the Vorarlberg "KirchenBlattes" (June 2nd edition), one can "read or hear a great many outlandish things originating the center of the Catholic world, which certainly inspire a flourishing imagination, but do not represent reality." After 27 years in Rome, he answered the question about changes in the Vatican by referring to continuity: Vatican employees should primarily help the pope as the shepherd of the universal Church so that he can fulfill his ministry as the successor of Peter in the best possible way.
According to Gänswein, little has changed in concrete terms over the past three decades, "however, it is noteworthy that the workforce has become more international and the number of laypersons, both men and women, has increased". The exchange between the bishops worldwide and the Pope is of great importance. "It's about one faith, but it's about different tasks."
The Archbishop compared life in the Vatican to a large tree. Sometimes it's "hands-on" and the branches and foliage have to be trimmed "so that it doesn't run rampant," says Gänswein. "Some dry and rotten things fall off by themselves."
Vocations: Do not "water down" the priestly image
In order to awaken more spiritual vocations in Central Europe again, he does not know of any recipe. The words of Jesus "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few" show that even in the times of the New Testament there was obviously a need for vocations. As he said, the curial archbishop considers the biblical postscript "pioneering and helpful": "Ask the Lord of the harvest, and he will send you workers." It is necessary to assail God with requests for vocations. "Pray, pray and pray again: this is the first and most important answer to the lack of spiritual vocations." How long the current dry spell lasts is uncertain, as Gänswein said. "But Christ didn't just take off, even if it sometimes seems like it."
At the same time, the archbishop warned against "watering down" the image of the priest. A young man on the path to the priesthood must know what he is getting himself into. "We have to have the courage to fully stand by the faith of the Church and to celibacy," emphasized Gänswein. This is "not an annoying obstacle, but a gift from Christ".
Archbishop Gänswein came to Maria Bildstein (Vbg.) at the invitation of the Benedictine brother Fidelis Ellensohn to celebrate an anniversary service: The youth movement for vocations in the Church, KIM (circle of young missionaries), set up by the Vorarlberg religious in Tyrol and Vorarlberg, celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Trans: Tancred firstname.lastname@example.org
New Springtime: Monastery in Berlin Closing -- Interfaith Initiative Attempts to Keep it "Spiritual"
The initiative "Pro-Kloster Gabriel" is intensively committed to continued spiritual use and also has concepts ready.
Berlin (kath.net/mk) In the former monastery of St. Gabriel in Berlin, school lessons will take place instead of worship in the future. The so-called "Rosa Sisters", as the Steyl missionaries were affectionately called in the vernacular because of their delicate pink habit, had to leave the monastery at the beginning of the year due to problems with – kath.net new vocations reported [https://kath.net/news/77401]. It was unclear for a long time what would become of the monastery building, which belongs to the Order and is under monument protection.
Already in October 2021, when the planned closure of the monastery became known, the initiative "Pro-Kloster Gabriel", an association of different denominations and backgrounds, was formed with the aim of continuing the spiritual use of the church and monastery, especially in the sense of a place of prayer including care for the poor and disadvantaged. Religious from Africa are ready to start working in Berlin immediately; because especially in times of great mental and physical distress, people need prayer, fellowship and grace, says the initiative. To this end, a petition was launched to Berlin's governing mayor and the Superior General of the Order and a benevolent open letter was written to an interested party, the private Berlin Schele School, with the request to refrain from buying.
The background is that the Schele School would not use the building for spiritual purposes, but would offer school lessons. This would contradict the founding spirit of the monastery, whose initiator is Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg, who was killed in action for Jews and other persecuted people and in the resistance against the National Socialists. According to "Pro-Kloster Gabriel", the handover of the buildings to the operator of an old people's home could already be prevented. The initiative continues to rely on the power of prayer and hopes for insight from those responsible, for the benefit of the city of Berlin.
Trans: Tancred email@example.com
Friday, June 3, 2022
Edit: Barron has an obsession with muscular men, “they follow him everywhere”. Will they be following him to the corn belt? Recently, one of Barron’s muscleheads got fired from Turd one Fire for sexually harassing people (I think they were women!). So, Barron is now being sent to a remote diocese in “nowhere land.” It sounds like a bit of a nothing burger moment of the increasingly discredited #metoo movement, and once again, I feel called upon to defend someone I really despise. Robber Barron has bigger problems than fostering “misogyny,”frankly. Maybe in addition to heresy and muscle men, there’s a roid rage problem?
Remember how close he was to Cardinal Bernardin and Father Andrew Greeley? Considering how close he was to them, what did he know about Chicago’s Lavender Mafia? Where would we be without Novus Ordo Watch to archive things like this, like the obviously aberrosexual Bernardin showing up to a murder scene while the blood was still fresh? To this day, Frank Pellegrini is unavenged.
This is also where the SSPX once had its main seminary in North America, Saint Thomas Aquinas (once a Dominican Friary) is now a Novitiate and retreat center. The SSPX seminary had to be moved because it was overflowing with seminarians. I don’t think Barron is going to have this many vocations, despite having access to Saint Mary’s College and Winona State.
Barron’s Chicago connections may play out here, as Winona is a beautiful locale where wealthy Chicagoans of its poshest families have long had summer homes in the towering hills overlooking the winding Mississippi River. (Maybe this is the gold pocket what Robber Barron is sizing up?)
The Diocese also has access to world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and is also an hour and a half drive from one of the largest gay Metroplexes in the Globohomo, the Twin Cities.
There is substantial infrastructure in the Metro area to support a content creator like Turd on Fire and Barron will be able to pay significantly smaller salaries to his staff. Will he be bringing his flaming turd with him?
|Father Steve of Turd on Fire|
It’s unknown how Barron will be able to manage a diocese with 130k Catholics and 109 parishes successfully AND run his media company, but we’ll see. That showboat Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen wasn’t successful at running a diocese either.
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Abbess Christiana Reemts: "What we in the German Church have to understand again is that a bishop did not receive his office from the congregation, but from the apostles and thus ultimately from Christ."
Mariendonk (kath.net/pl) “What we in the German Church have to understand again is that a bishop did not receive his office from the congregation, but from the apostles and thus ultimately from Christ. The Church is not a religious association that creates any offices for itself, but a foundation of Jesus Christ. Christiana Reemts OSB delicately explains as she explains on her blog on the website of the Mariendonk Benedictine Abbey, however, “that this visible church, which we often find so annoying, provocative or petty-minded, is the object of our faith”. The Church is not a human work, but the “Church of Christ”. Nevertheless, at the same time it is also “naïve to attribute everything in the Church directly to the earthly Jesus. Of course there is development in the Church. But above all there is the Holy Spirit, who guides the Church and lets it stand firm in faith for all time - and I am convinced: also in our time."
In her blog posts, which are always kept discreet, you can feel how much the theologian rubs up against current developments in the Catholic Church in Germany. She is currently staying with fellow sisters at Mariavall Abbey in Sweden. She admits that she "frankly enjoys... being in a Catholic environment where there is gratitude for the faith and fellowship of the Church." Most Swedish Catholics today are “immigrants or converts. Almost all of my fellow sisters are also converts, i.e. they made a very conscious decision to believe as adults. The Catholic Church in Sweden is small and poor, but it doesn't have the German problems."
A Swedish priest asked her in a conversation, she reports in another blog post, “whether everything he had heard from the German Church was true. I could only confirm that." With reference to Andersen's fairy tale "The Emperor's New Clothes,” she states: "In Germany we are like this Emperor and they cheat him, because we think we could reinvent reality and language. But at some point a small child will come and call: "There's nothing on him!" But we'll probably just keep going like the emperor..."
Dr. Christiana Reemts OSB (see link) has been the abbess of Mariendonk Abbey in the diocese of Aachen since 2005. Among other things, she has published works on the Church Fathers. Mariendonker nuns have been working since 1990 on the "Fontes christiani", a bilingual edition of the Church Fathers, as well as on the edition of the Vetus Latina and the Novum Testamentum Patristicum.
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Trans: Tancred firstname.lastname@example.org
Edit: Damian, he mad! The new Liturgist has a history of destroying Liturgy, it seems. He will be Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Liturgy.
Interesting to us that ++Roche was the celebrant at Freemason and prolific sex predator, Jimmy Saville’s funeral!
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Edit: surely he means dead Traditions like Marty Haugen and David Haas? Maybe it’s time to start reading Benedict XVI through Bergoglio?
Perhaps he intends to discredit the Bologna School by promoting a devotee of Sodom and Gomorrah, Cupich, to advocate for it in Rome!! Genius!!
Laicized monk: "When the big no from Rome in the final papers of the synodal path is here."
Anselm Bilgri was dismissed from the clergy as a punishment by Pope Francis and is now campaigning for the Old Catholics.
Munich (kath.net) "I can imagine that the Old Catholics, when the big No from Rome to the final papers of the synodal path is there, will get a large influx of all the disappointed ones." Pope Francis explained this as a punishment. Ex-Prior of the Andechs Monastery Anselm Bilgri, who was released from the clergy, told the "BILD". The 68-year-old Bilgri "married" his longtime boyfriend a year ago. Bilgri apparently blames the actual responsibility for the break in his own life story on the Church officials: “These officials are in such a bubble and only follow their own rules, they no longer notice anything else. All of this completely ignores the reality of society.”
After leaving the Roman Catholic Church, he joined the Old Catholics and is now a volunteer priest. Most things here are “as I know them”. He just has to "get used to certain peculiarities - to small formulations that are different than he is used to, to other melodies, a different singsong," Bilgri told the "Bild". Incidentally, the words “Jesus Christ” and “Bible” did not appear in the newspaper report.
The "Bild" further reports that in the past year the Old Catholics recorded twice as many admissions as in 2020.
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Trans: Tancred email@example.com
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Families from Ukraine, Syria and Venezuela as well as military chaplains and refugees are praying the rosary in Santa Maria Maggiore
Rome (kath.net/KAP) Pope Francis prayed again for peace worldwide - especially in Ukraine - in a special celebration on Tuesday evening. In Rome's Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore he led a rosary prayer in front of the statue of Mary Regina Pacis (Queen of Peace). In view of the ongoing war in Ukraine, he called Mary: "Give us the great gift of peace and let us soon put an end to the war that has been raging in different parts of the world for decades and has now also invaded the European continent." The Pope also asked "to reconcile hearts filled with violence and revenge".
People affected by war and conflict prayed the rosary with Pope Francis at Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome's main Marian church: a Ukrainian family representing all families experiencing the violence of war; military chaplains who offer hope and comfort to affected populations; Volunteers, representing all people who continue their service for the benefit of others, even in situations of great danger and uncertainty; a Syrian family and a Venezuelan family representing those suffering from the conflicts, as well as some refugees who had to leave their homes and are now trying to build a new life. Bishops and diplomats also attended the prayer, among them the Ambassador of Ukraine to the Holy See, Andriy Jurash. At the same time, at the end of the Marian month of May, peace prayers were held in Marian shrines around the world - for example in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria and Bahrain. Francis had previously asked all Christians worldwide to participate. Since the start of the Ukraine war, the Pope has repeatedly called for peace. At the end of March he dedicated all of humanity, especially Ukraine and Russia, to the Mother of God in a solemn act in St. Peter's Basilica. Many Christians from all over the world had joined his supplication for peace.
Trans: Tancred firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, May 30, 2022
Angelo Cardinal Sodano with Pope Francis, to whom the former chief diplomat of the Vatican had opened the door to the pontificate.