Monthly Archives: December 2016

Once again: No mention of Our Lord or the Catholic Faith, especially regarding children.

Happy New Year from the Pope…

I’d copy it onto this thread but since it’s all just leftist agitprop, devoid of doctrine (or ANYTHING Catholic,) and filled with the predictable oblations to So. American Jeb sociology, I’ll pass.

If you considered NOT having a belt or two at midnight, tonight, this might just change your mind…

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July 17, 1967 – A Day That Will Live In Modernist Infamy

July 17, 1967 – A Day That Will Live In Modernist Infamy

Written by John J. Arechiga
12/30/16

“Because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God hath manifested it unto them.” [Douay-Rheims translation, Romans 1:19]

The days of yore – traditional Catholicism – effectively ended on July 17, 1967.

Why? On that date Pope Saint Pius X’s comprehensive Oath Against Modernization was replaced with a tepid Profession of Faith. Arguably, the tepid Profession of Faith reopened the modernist floodgates on July 17, 1967 – and is a day that will live in modernist infamy. read more

New York Times Horrified That Steve Bannon is a Militant Catholic

New York Times Horrified That Steve Bannon is a Militant Catholic

[The same NYT article also does a hatchet job on Mikey Voris and his Church Militant, of which he/they seem to be clueless (see comment below), although some in the CM combox discern that, and Canon212 headlines the piece as “Michael Voris/NYT combined in attempt to paint Trump advisor as anti-semitic Catholic?”]

Tancred
12/31/16

“Catholicism is necessarily an adversary faith and culture in an America where a triumphant secularism has captured the heights, from Hollywood to the media, the arts and the academy, and relishes nothing more than insults to and blasphemous mockery of the Church of Rome.” ~Pat Buchanan read more

Are German bishops to blame for the disorientation & confusion of 2016?

Are German bishops to blame for the disorientation & confusion of 2016?

[up to a point; other than a brief mention near the end of his article, Deacon Nick overlooks the elephant in the Vatican, which/who should have been the main focus of his article – with the German and other fellow-travelling/sycophantic cardinals, bishops and priests playing a subsidiary role]

DEC 31ST 2016 BY DEACON NICK DONNELLY

Cardinal Marx has claimed credit, on behalf of the German bishops, for influencing the Synod on the Family to allow divorced and civilly “remarried” Catholics to receive Holy Communion. He insisted that Amoris Laetitia has not introduced “a new teaching” but a “new, pastoral view” by allowing divorced and remarried the option of receiving Holy Communion after observing a penitential path with a priest. Cardinal Marx went on to indicate that the German bishops would be encouraging priests to implement this “new, pastoral view”, which many were already putting into practice. read more

Official and underground priests unsatisfied with Assembly and participating bishops

Official and underground priests unsatisfied with Assembly and participating bishops

The emphasis on “independence” and “autonomy” does not bode well for dialogue between China and the Vatican. The Religious Affairs Bureau asks the Holy See for “flexibility and pragmatism.” The Assembly is like a theater in which all the scripts are already written. The participating bishops confuse the red of their skullcaps – the blood of the martyrs – with the red of the regime’s ideology. read more

Strike Three: Tulsa Diocese Reverses THIRD Traditional Work of retired Bishop Slattery

Strike Three: Tulsa Diocese Reverses THIRD Traditional Work of retired Bishop Slattery

Posted by Joseph Ostermeir on Friday, December 30, 2016

Folks, you can’t make this stuff up. I would much rather be blogging about Christmas meals and winter outings, but if there was any benefit of the doubt still maintained (by a few) about the new direction of the Tulsa diocese, under the new Francis/Cupich-appointed Episcopate, common sense would now conclude otherwise. I’d think.

Looking for a verifiable microcosm of the Francis revolution at the level of the Local Church? Look no further than here in the Oklahoma, USA. read more

A (liturgical) new year’s resolution

A (liturgical) new year’s resolution

[Hat-tip to the National un-Catholic Reporter’s Michael Sean Winters: “George Weigel … throws a hissy fit because Cardinal Kevin Farrell compared the opposition to Pope Francis to the elder son in the parable of the Prodigal” and also because His Eminence effusively praises “Pope Francis’s great charisma … unthought-of and unheard of twenty years ago,” thus ignoring Gorgeous George’s favorite pope – JP2]

George Weigel
November 30, 2016 read more

Novena to the Holy Family Dec. 30 – Jan. 7

Novena to the Holy Family
Starts Dec. 30 ending Jan. 7 eve of the Feast of the Holy Family

O most loving Jesus, Who by Thy sublime and beautiful virtues of humility, obedience, poverty, modesty, charity, patience and gentleness,
and by the example of Thy domestic life didst bless with peace and happiness the family Thou didst choose on earth,
in Thy clemency look down upon this household, humbly prostrate before Thee and imploring Thy mercy.
Remember that this family belongs to Thee; for to Thee we have in a special way dedicated and devoted ourselves.
Look upon us in Thy loving kindness; preserve us from danger; give us help in time of need, and grant us the grace to persevere to the end in the imitation of Thy Holy Family;
that having revered Thee and loved Thee faithfully on earth, we may bless and praise Thee eternally in heaven. read more

Sawing Off the Branch

Sawing Off the Branch

Written by Hilary White
12/30/16

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Suggested New Year’s Resolution: Keep the Faith, Despite the Madness

Two years ago, using the term “schism” in reference to the antics of the Vatican would have got you automatically labeled a sedevacantist or schismatic. Now it is used commonly by nearly everyone, including highly placed prelates in Rome. This is not because the Church is falling apart. It is not because Catholics are losing their Faith. It is because they are finding it. Because the realities have at last begun to overcome the false propaganda of the last five decades. read more

Francis denounces “Decadent Scholasticism”

Francis denounces “Decadent Scholasticism”

Like any Modernist would…

[De-BLEEPed]

December 30, 2016

One of the many things that “went under”, so to speak, in the flurry of breaking news stories from the Vatican in recent weeks, is the question-and-answer session Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis) gave to his fellow-Jesuits after presenting a speech at their 36th General Congregation on October 24, 2016. The Rome-based Jesuit periodical La Civiltà Cattolica has published the full Q&A text online. read more

California Democrats legalize child prostitution

[Not satire]
www.washingtonexaminer.com/california-democrats-legalize-child-prostitution/article/2610540
by CA State Rep. Travis Allen

Beginning on Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. Yes, you read that right.

SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution. read more

Putin Responds to Infantile Obummer Stunts

[ Headlined on Drudge, report from Zero Hedge site ]
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We regard the recent unfriendly steps taken by the outgoing US administration as provocative and aimed at further weakening the Russia-US relationship. This runs contrary to the fundamental interests of both the Russian and American people. Considering the global security responsibilities of Russia and the United States, this is also damaging to international relations as a whole.
 
As it proceeds from international practice, Russia has reasons to respond in kind. Although we have the right to retaliate, we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore Russian-US relations based on the policies of the Trump Administration.
 
The diplomats who are returning to Russia will spend the New Year’s holidays with their families and friends. We will not create any problems for US diplomats. We will not expel anyone. We will not prevent their families and children from using their traditional leisure sites during the New Year’s holidays. Moreover, I invite all children of US diplomats accredited in Russia to the New Year and Christmas children’s parties in the Kremlin.
 
It is regrettable that the Obama Administration is ending its term in this manner. Nevertheless, I offer my New Year greetings to President Obama and his family. read more

Underground Church on Ninth Assembly: Chinese Catholics used as pawns and tools of political tactics

Underground Church on Ninth Assembly: Chinese Catholics used as pawns and tools of political tactics

The Assembly ended yesterday aimed at “dividing the Church in China”. For an elderly priest, “Pope Francis’ position is ambiguous and vague.” Allowing underground bishops into China’s bishops’ conference would give them the majority. The “optimistic” towards Chinese government are either “naive” or “ambitious.”

[“Chinese Catholics used as pawns and tools of political tactics” and “Pope Francis’ position is ambiguous and vague”: Nothing unusual about either for the ChiComs or FrankenPope] read more

MARTYROLOGY-DECEMBER 30

Martyrology-December 30th
Roman Martyrology-December 30th-on this date in various years-

At Rome, the birthday of St. Felix I, pope and martyr, who governed the Church during the reign of Emperor Aurelian. His feast day is celebrated on the 30th of May.

At Spoleto, the birthday also of the holy martyrs Sabinus, bishop, Exuperantius and Marcellus, deacons, and also Venustian, governor, along with his wife and sons, under Emperor Maximian. Marcellus and Exuperantius were first racked, then severely beaten with rods; afterwards being torn with iron hooks, and burned in the sides, they fulfilled their martyrdom. Not long after, Venustian was put to the sword with his wife and sons. St. Sabinus, after having his hands cut off, and being a long time confined in prison, was scourged to death.
The martyrdom of these saints is commemorated on the same day, although it occurred at different times. read more