Fortnight for Freedom: “By their fruits…”

Fortnight for Freedom: “By their fruits…”

[What kind of “fruits”? The standard metaphorical dictionary’s definition as “results” or the Urban Dictionary’s definition as “flaming flamboyant faggots”?]

Louie
June 21, 2017

From those intrepid fishers of men here in the United States of God Bless America – the same who once boldly encouraged parishes throughout this magnificent land to stand up and fight the unjust decrees of the godless State by hosting a “Pancakes for Patriotism” and a “Fish Fry for Freedom” event – comes yet another Fortnight for Freedom.

This marks the sixth such annual observance; one that is likely to continue well into the future, at least until such time as Christ the King decides that it’s time to reclaim His throne.

At their recent Spring assembly in Indianapolis, the USCCB voted to grant the once “ad hoc” Committee for Religious Liberty that oversees the two-week neo-Catholic carnival act permanent status.

This is quite an honor as it now joins the prestigious ranks of such Committees as those on Cultural Diversity in the Church; Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, and Migration.

Serving as Chairman of the Committee for Religious Liberty is my ordinary, Archbishop William E. Lori, who said following the 132-53 vote that came on the second day of the bishops’ meeting:

“The very idea of religious freedom and its roots in human nature is challenged, along with the right of religious people and institutions to raise their voices in the public square and to perform ministries that serve the common good in accordance with their religious and moral convictions.”

He went on to observe:

“Debates about religious freedom in our country are often, sadly, polarizing.”

Imagine that, polarizing…

Some religions hold to the “moral conviction” that homo-deviance is not only a right, but a source of pride; while others are equally as convicted that its practitioners should be bound, gagged, and thrown off the roof of a multi-story building. (We will return to this example momentarily.)

Archbishop Lori said that he hopes to see his Committee “plant the seeds of a movement for religious freedom, which will take years of watering and weeding in order for it to grow, to grow strong and to bear fruit.”

Let us hope and pray that he fails miserably.

The government of the United States of America is constitutionally required to treat the life-giving truth that comes to us from God free from all stain of error through His Holy Catholic Church alone as if it is of no more regard than the opinions expressed by the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Alliance; thus reducing Christ the King and His followers to but one constituency among many.

In a land like the United States that boasts of such competing “moral convictions” as these, the solution to the “polarity” that Archbishop Lori decried is rather simple: majority rule.

I’m no Constitutional scholar much less a celebrated jurist, so don’t take it from me…

Antonin Scalia, the man who was all but canonized by certain “traditional” Catholic media types immediately following his death, was of the belief that even when it comes to abortion, the vox populi is sovereign!

This, my friends, is “religious freedom” in action; as such, I’m not sure how much more “fruit” we can take.

Speaking of fruits…

Any time one discusses Archbishop William E. Lori, the topic of LGBT activism is especially relevant.

Returning now to the “moral conviction” that homo-deviance is a source of pride as opposed to a sin that cries out to heaven for vengeance, St. Matthew parish here in Baltimore is, for the fifth year in a row, openly making plans to march in the area’s “Gay Pride Parade” under a “Catholic” banner.

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According to the parish’s calendar of upcoming events:

PRIDE T-Shirts on Sale: St. Matthew, after all Masses: July 9 & 10 and July 16 & 17

This despicable excuse for a Catholic parish is just one among many such “LGBT friendly communities” that have been flourishing on Archbishop Lori’s watch.

This past June 8th, St. Ignatius Catholic Church held their “Annual Pride Prayer Service” where, according to their website:

“We will give thanks to God for the gift of our LGBT brothers and sisters in a Prayer Service. Through music, readings, prayer and a spirit of gratitude, we will gather to celebrate our LGBT brothers and sisters.”

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Meet the pastor of St. Matthew parish in Baltimore, Fr. Joe Muth

As I first revealed in a December 2015 exposé, according to the infamous list of “gay friendly parishes” published by New Ways Ministry (NWM) – the Consumer Reports of “homo-catholicism” – on average in the U.S., just 1.3% of the parishes in a given diocese qualify for the lofty designation.

In the Archdiocese of Baltimore, by contrast, nearly 5% of its total parishes are on the “gay friendly” list – that’s more than 3.5 times the national average; making of it a veritable gay pilgrimage destination!

Issues such as these have been brought to Archbishop William E. Lori’s attention by concerned faithful of the diocese for years all to no avail whatsoever. Indeed, parish-based LGBT activism has been carried out with increasing impunity during his tenure.

This being so, when I hear the Chair of the USCCB Committee on Religious Liberty speak of his desire to bear fruit, perhaps you’ll forgive me for wondering just what kind of “fisher of men” he really is.

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One comment on “Fortnight for Freedom: “By their fruits…”

  1. Oceans Of Blood For An Age Of “Liberty”

    Posted by Laramie Hirsch on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    While most Americans tend to cheer on their Rah! Rah! Americanism, the fact of the matter is that the enormously bloody wars and genocidal acts of the nations did not begin with the Catholic Church. These horrific atrocities began shortly after Martin Luther officially rebelled against the Church of Christ.

    Christopher Ferrara takes us through this slideshow in Chapter 2 of his book, Liberty: The God That Failed. The number of citations and references in his book is enormous. We are fortunate to have such a mind as Ferrara who can bring so much research together and synthesize an overall mosaic, revealing the truth of “liberty” in the annals of Western History.

    Citing William T. Cavanaugh, he explains that the so-called “religious wars” that preceded the age of democratic revolution were actually engineered conflicts by state-building elites. The wars of the Protestant Revolts in Europe were…

    “…the birth pangs of the state, in which the overlapping jurisdictions, allegiances, and customs of the medieval order were flattened and circumscribed into the new creation of the sovereign state (not always yet nation-state), a centralizing power with a monopoly on violence within a defined territory.”

    These bloody prologues for the glorious secular West facilitated the “transfer of the sacred from Christianity to the nation-state.” As a result, nations were left with nationhood as their religion. Under such circumstances, since the citizens were now the laity of a secular religion–national liberty–the people would be expected to pay for this new religion with their own lives in a repeating cycle of endless wars.

    Consider, for example, how the first phase of communism is supposed to involve revolution and war. As Marx said, it is “the period of the revolutionary transformation” from capitalism into communism. This deadly period, in which the new communist generation is supposed to cannibalize the old order, is a gestation period in which the people destroy the old capitalism (likely through violent revolution), gradually giving way to a new period of “full communism.” It is along this line of thought that Stalin, Mao, and other genocidal communist dictators were able to rationalize the slaughter of millions of their own citizens.

    With that in mind, consider what John Adams once said to Jefferson about what would be required for the flowering of American greatness:

    “It is melancholy to contemplate the cruel wars, desolations of countries, and oceans of blood, which must occur before rational principles and rational systems of government can prevail and be established.”

    Is there really a difference between this statement and Marx’s statement? Both “rational systems” require blood sacrifices in the form of politicides–the murder of people by the government for political purposes. Christendom–requires conversion into a civic and practical Church, where the bloody sacrifice is made by Jesus Christ, rather than citizens. In Christendom, it was Christ who suffered so that the sins of the populace could be forgiven, and society could move on peacefully. But in our present modernist age, everyday average citizens have the privilege of experiencing moral, spiritual and cultural decline “at the point of a gun.”

    Many people on the Right, both non-Catholics and some ill-informed Catholics, argue that Christendom’s monarchies were tyrannical. And, as we just read, John Adams would have argued that his bloody revolution was necessary for a rational system–thus, implying that Christendom was irrational. Chris Ferarra holds this stance in contempt:

    “The charge is sustainable only upon a complete ignorance of European history and what the modern state system has wrought in terms of death, destruction and governmental impositions on the ordinary citizen. If anything, the monarchies of Christendom were characterized by a radical decentralization of political power in comparison with the massive centralized governments of the modern nation states.”

    The rise of This New Thing that oppresses the world coincides with the propping up of unaccountable oligarchies and feral mobs. With all royalty out of the way, there is hardly anything that can stop the juggernaut of godless, dyscivic, societal breakdown.

    And so, the door has been opened for a counter revolution against this five-century trend. Rulers are rightfully resisted when they transgress God’s law, and as Saint Augustine says, “unjust law is not law.” Christendom has a political tradition. The doctrine is rooted in revelation. We are obliged to obey civil authority, but there are also grounds for disobedience to immoral commands.

    Modern nation-states abandoned that which allowed them to form. While liberals and neo-cons will rail on about what freedoms we possess, the reality is that the state has been struggling against its own citizens this entire time.

    The old order has been upturned. From the French Revolution to the Bolshevik democides, we have the hindsight of hundreds of millions of slaughtered citizens throughout the world. John Adams has his oceans of blood. But we have yet to behold any kind of rationality from our current Western governments.

    “Did you ever think how the world managed politically to get through the middle ages? It got through them without breakdown because it had the Roman Catholic Church to draw upon for native gifts, and by no other means that I can see. If you will look at the politics of the middle ages you will see that states depended for their guidance upon great ecclesiastics, and they depended upon them because the community itself was in strata, was in classes, and the Roman Catholic Church was a great democracy. Any peasant could become a priest, and any priest a chancellor.”-Woodrow Wilson

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