Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Posted by David Martin

From the following excerpt from Venerable Mary of Agreda’s *City of God, we see that the Apostles of Jesus had great reverence for the Virgin Mary. But too, we see that Mary was not subject to the particular judgment at death as all other men are, since She was exempt from the sin of Adam, of which death and judgment are a consequence. Nor could the corruption of the grave have any hold on Mary, since She, from the first instant of Her Immaculate Conception, was never a partaker in the least corruption of this earthly life. As such, the Lord took Her body and soul into Heaven to be seated on her queenly throne amidst the Trinity and the Heavenly Host.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
In order that the Apostles, the Disciples, and many others of the faithful might not be too deeply oppressed by sorrow, and in order that some of them might not die of grief caused by the passing away of the Most Blessed Mary, it was necessary that the Divine Power, by an especial providence, furnish them with consolation and dilate their heart for new influences in their incomparable affliction. For the feeling, that their loss was irretrievable in the present life, could not be repressed; the privation of such a Treasure could never find a recompense; and as most sweet, loving and amiable intercourse and conversation of their Great Queen had ravished the heart of each one, the ceasing of Her protection and company left them as it were without the breath of life. But the Lord, Who well knew how to estimate the just cause of their sorrow, secretly upheld them by His encouragements and so they set about the fitting burial of the sacred body and whatever the occasion demanded.

Evil Bishop of Motherwell Erects Cramner Table to Commemorate Suffering Scots Church During Penal Times

It looks like an altar of bloody sacrifice, and the brickwork for a
trendy restaurant in a warehouse that some fabulous clergy love so much.. 
Edit: I received this from a nice priest in the Motherwell Diocese who assured me that his Lord, the Bishop, isn’t evil and extends this new modernist-looking Cramner Table as proof. It’s a sad thing that the blessed shrines of the Church are in the hands of stewards such as these. We thank Father for his generous email.

13 August

[ICN] A new altar has been installed at Carfin Grotto in Motherwell to honour the Scots forced to practise their Catholic faith clandestinely through two and a half centuries of persecution, from 1560 onwards.

The altar is named after the secret seminary in the Braes of Glenlivet which operated from 1716 to 1799 in contravention of the Penal Laws against Catholicism. The laws forbade the celebration of Mass in Scotland; priests were prohibited from being in Scotland at all.

Edit: nowadays, priests are viciously persecuted by their own bishops for telling the truth about what’s going on in their sees, as is the case with Father Mathew Despard.


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AMDG




Wednesday, August 14, 2019

“Perhaps Soon We Will Have to Call Upon Saint Peter, to Denounce the Robber Synod”


Don Nicola: “Stalinist Methods” are in use in Rome

(Rome) The well-known liturgist Don Nicola Bux criticized last week the dismissal of respected moral theologians and the completion of the chairs of moral theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family. Don Bux accuses those in the Vatican of using "Stalinist methods". Those who have the say today in the Church, according to the liturgist, "pastoralize the doctrine and dogmatize the pastoral.”

There is a paradox in the Church: while dialogue is promoted externally, the dictatorship is set up inside. The well-known liturgical expert compares  Amazon Synod convened for October with the robber synod of Ephesus.

Don Nicola Bux commented in a letter to Vaticanist Marco Tosatti, which he published last Thursday.

Dear Director, 
In the context of recent developments at the Pontifical Institute for Marriage and Family Studies, it is important to note the backwardness of the Church compared to the Middle Ages, when the theological disputes and conflicts between Franciscans and Dominicans took place on the basis that of whoever the had the best arguments. Meanwhile, we arrived at Stalinist methods with kid gloves. There is no argument and no more dispute in the Church. If one does not think as the boss, one is identified, cataloged and excluded. This is the damaging effect of the ideology of dialogue, which fits as long as one thinks the same as the one who preaches it.
To confirm pluralism and synodality, we now have the dismissal of ordinary professors, whose ideological reasons have deprived then of their chairs.
What would happen at any other university if that happened?
What academic prestige will remain at the Institute of John Paul II? The question is not only whether it will continue to be a university institution inspired by John Paul II, but whether it will even be a university institution at all. 
All this weighs heavily on the Rector as a man of the Academy, since he is in charge of this operation. He certainly did not act on it but on higher orders.
All this weighs heavily on the Rector as a man of the Academy, since he is in charge of this operation. He certainly did not act on it but on higher orders. 
In a brutal way, or with baseless reasons, it happens in seminaries, faculties, and Roman congregations and dicasteries. 
The paradox is that ecumenical and interreligious dialogue spreads outward, while the dictatorship of unified thought prevails internally.
Many ask themselves - always in the name of synodality and pluralism - should not the confrontation of all baptized be promoted, especially among all categories of theologians? A confrontation that Catholic thought has as a point of reference, according to the maxim of St. Vincent de Lerins: “Always, everywhere, and believed by all"?
Maybe the time will come when we have to get up and make our way against the whole world to St. Peter to denounce the new "Latrocinium Ephesinum". I want to explain that. The Second Council of Ephesus of 449, which became known among Catholic and Orthodox theologians as Latrocinium Ephesi or robber's synod of Ephesus (in Greek Ληστρική της Εφέσου), was a Christological Church meeting. Because of the resulting conflicts over the person of Jesus Christ and especially as a result of the conflicts after the Council of Chalcedon (451), the Christian churches were divided into Chalcedonian and pre-Chalcedonian churches. 
It seems that after the next synod, Jesus Christ will be outdated, because the Amazon and some other "European regions" no longer seem to need it for their salvation because it fits as it is. In the meantime, the "moral theology" of marriage and family, which John Paul II defended and propagated, and paid for it in person, is outdated. So we are in the harbingers of the Ephesian betrayal. 
So let us follow Benedict XVI, who expressed his solidarity with the deposed rector, and imagine Pope Francis, how annoyed he is, despite all his calls for pluralism, parrhesia and synodality. 
So let's take cover, especially teachers and students of the John Paul II Institute, before it's too late. All According to Saint Peter! 
Best regards
in Domino Iesu

Don Nicola Bux
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Cor Jesus
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG



Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Evil Bishops Looking to Magnify Their Power by Attacking Trump and Bringing in New Democrat Voters

Edit: this isn’t about doing right by the spiritual and temporal good of their flocks, it’s about maximizing their power and wealth. Indeed, for as long as I’ve been alive, American bishops have never done anything to benefit anyone but themselves and their power. If they ever do the right thing, it’s been under duress or it’s involuntary. It’s easy to see them cynically, because that’s how they look at things.

DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - Catholic bishops have again condemned the Trump administration over immigration policy.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a statement on Monday condemning a recent move by the Trump administration to change the rules regarding migrants seeking asylum. The proposed change would require Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States to apply for asylum in other countries they have passed through. It would severely reduce the number of people seeking asylum in the United States.
In the statement, Bp. Joe Vásquez, chair of the USCCB's Committee on Migration, said, "We have grave concerns about the administration's interim final rule, issued on July 16, 2019, that greatly limits U.S. asylum eligibility at the southern border."

Monday, August 12, 2019

Evil Bishop of Motherwell to Close Down Carfin Grotto Centre


Almost 5000 people have signed a petition to save a visitor centre at a key Scottish Catholic shrine.
The Diocese of Motherwell announced last week that it plans to close the Pilgrimage Centre at Carfin Grotto, North Lanarkshire - Scotland’s national shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes.
The diocese claims it is no longer “economically viable” to continue operating the site, which hosts a gift shop and cafe.
However, many have expressed their sadness at the decision and an online petition to stop the closure has attracted thousands of signatures and messages of support for the centre and its staff.
AMDG

Bernardin Creature & Evil Liberal Civil Rights Leader Accused of Being a Predator on Children

Edit: Cardinal Bernardin protected him for years.

CHICAGO (CNS) — Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago has asked now-retired Father George Clements, 87, who is well known as a civil rights leader, an adoptive father and a national advocate of adoption, to step aside from ministry during an investigation into an abuse claim made against him.
An Aug. 8 news release from the Chicago Archdiocese said the alleged abuse of a minor reportedly occurred in 1974, while Father Clements served as pastor of Holy Angels Parish in Chicago.
“The allegation was referred to the archdiocesan Office for Child Abuse Investigations and Review by the Chicago Police Department,” the news release said. “In keeping with our child protection policies, the allegation was reported to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Cook County State’s Attorney.”

AMDG

Jews Wondering Why Catholics Aren’t Trying to Destroy Each Other

Edit: Dexter Van Zile is wondering why Catholic bloggers won’t attack other Catholic bloggers who make the Jews angry and question their influence on various aspects of culture, politics and religion.  While most of the bishops in the modern Church espouse abhorrent liberal opinions on religion in contradiction to what Catholics believe all across the spectrum, some commentators are worried about things which aren’t even articles of faith... in fact, the positions they hold themselves aren’t even Catholic. Just look at the Judaizing  product of the gay seminary system of the 70s, Bishop Frederick Campbell. (Some may remember when +Campbell attacked a Catholic answers commentator for saying the Jewish covenant isn’t salvific.) So, here we have people, calling themselves Catholic, attacking other Catholics for not anathematizing other Catholics for holding Catholic positions. Crazy!

Dexter van Zile writes for The Times of Israel and describes himself as a Christian Media Analyst. It’s unclear from browsing his online contributions if he’s a Christian who comments or someone who just targets Christians who offend or challenge Jewish supremacy.

[From the Supreme Neoconservative Blog Magisterium] Patrick Coffin, a prominent Catholic commentator, wants us to believe that the image of super-intelligent and uber-aware commentator that he has presented in scores of videos over the past decade is not who he really is. He made this clear last week in a “Tweet” he posted in response to an article about E. Michael Jones, a notorious theological antisemite whom Coffin has fawningly interviewed three times on his podcast “Coffin Nation” since August 2018. During his appearances, Jones has spoken about horror movies, the decadence of modern architecture, and Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign.
In response to the article, which declared that Catholic YouTubers (like Coffin) who have Jones on their shows “should be ashamed of themselves,” Coffin responded defensively, declaring, “Sure, I’m supposed to know about and agree with 100 percent of every past statement made by every guest I have on—and I certainly must agree with your take. Kindly go away.”
Coffin suggests that he was somehow unaware of Jones’s anti-Jewish animus, and that even if he did know about these statements, it would be OK for Jones to appear on Coffin Nation because he didn’t “agree” with Jones’s antisemitism.
AMDG

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Live Action News: Ectopic Pregnancy Warrants Abortion


By Corinna Swetz

A pro-life group reputed for its defense of human life has unveiled its true colors about the taking of human life.

Live Action News posted a video titled, "The Pro-Life Reply to: Abortion Can Be Medically Necessary." https://youtu.be/5TmomK2RB2A While feigning to reject the argument that "abortion is medically necessary," they turn around and argue in its defense.

According to Live Action, an abortion is no longer an abortion when it involves an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is when the newly conceived child upon conception attaches itself somewhere other than the lining of the uterine wall, e.g. the fallopian tubes, posing risk to the child and mother. In such a situation, they view "terminating the pregnancy" (code language for "killing the baby") as "medically necessary" and deny that this is an abortion.

Speaking for Live Action News, neonatologist Dr. Kendra Kolb says: (editor’s notes in brackets)

“Some will also confuse the necessary treatment for an ectopic pregnancy with an abortion…. When a preborn child implants outside the uterus, it is a hostile environment for the baby in which it cannot survive [false, they sometimes survive], and sadly, removing the baby from the fallopian tube or abdominal cavity is necessary, as an ectopic pregnancy will inevitably end in a miscarriage [not true] and may threaten the mother’s life. These situations are devastating, however they are not considered abortions.” [by the pro-abort people, that is]


Nay. Taking the life of the unborn under any circumstances is abortion. And while the Church has no specific teaching on how to deal with ectopic pregnancy, it is very specific on its teaching about abortion, which unfortunately occurs in the course of treating ectopic pregnancy, i.e. the artificial ejection of the living child from the mother’s womb. Several popes have made it clear that there is nothing that can outdo the evil of abortion, and this would include any good that could come about in treating ectopic pregnancy.

Hence the principle of double effect would not apply in this case, since the secondary effect (abortion) is far worse than any good that can be accomplished in treating ectopic pregnancy. 

If in fact doctors know that a pre-born child will die in a miscarriage, then the only moral thing to do is to let the baby die naturally. For only God, the Giver of human life, may take human life. No man may play God. 

However, it can never be said with certainty that an ectopic baby will not survive the pregnancy. The baby could be implanted into the uterus later during pregnancy or otherwise survive by unforeseen or miraculous means, as we have often seen. There is a plethora of documented information showing that ectopic pregnancies have born healthy children from time to time. https://www.lifenews.com/2015/12/28/miracle-twin-babies-survive-rare-ectopic-pregnancy-after-mom-had-her-tubes-removed/

Even so, Live Action insists that babies of ectopic pregnancies need to be removed surgically, yet they deny this is abortion. Kendra says, “Abortion unnecessarily ends the lives of children,” alleging thereby that it is sometimes necessary to end the lives of children. Such “necessary” ending of human life is abortion, and as such, incurs the guilt of murder.

There is a huge moral difference between an ectopic baby dying a natural death via miscarriage and being "terminated" by a doctor removing him or her from the womb. The former is an act of God while the latter is the case of arrogant man playing God.  

This is not to mention that a misdiagnosis of ectopic pregnancy is always possible, since man can err. It isn't rare that doctors make a mistake and erroneously come to the conclusion that their patient has this or that medical condition.

Sadly, these false diagnoses are often deliberate. Doctors will often declare a healthy baby to be ectopic or “brain dead” just to harvest his organs or simply out of a demonic thirst for blood.

The mother needs to realize that if she “terminates her pregnancy” she has committed an abortion, regardless of what the Medical Deities (MDs) or pseudo "pro-life" experts would have her think. Should a woman find herself in this situation, she needs to beg God for the courage to keep her baby and accept the results. At least by doing this, she won't be guilty of blood but can rest in peace, whether or not she or the child survives. 

Even if doctors know the diagnosis is absolutely correct and the baby or mother will absolutely die, the baby still deserves the basic care of remaining in the mother's womb until natural death (miscarriage).

Live Action disagrees. Their rationale opens the door to "pulling the plug" on the terminally ill and denying them basic care on the grounds that "the patient is going to die anyway." With this “ectopic” argument, withdrawal of artificial life support is justified where people are now encouraged to deny it is slow euthanasia, i.e. murder.



Making excuses for abortion and euthanasia has become common these days, even among some “pro-lifers,” but this shouldn’t surprise us. After all, if population-control experts can infiltrate the Vatican today they can certainly infiltrate the pro-life movement. We’re living in perilous times when the agents of darkness have now sown their lethal agenda into every walk of life, so we need to “Watch and pray. For ye know not when the time is." (Mark 13:33) The words of the Apostle Peter especially apply at this time:

Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goes about seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

Corinna Swetz is 28 years old. Originally from Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada, she moved to Los Angeles five years ago with the earnest hope of becoming an American citizen. She's a fervent Catholic, enjoys writing, and is a staunch defender of conservative values on the Catholic and political blogosphere. Corinna had authored an exquisite book of poems, Poetic Reflections, which is available on Amazon.
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