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One Cardinal Who Had It RIght

His Eminence
James Francis Stafford
Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary,
Archbishop Emeritus of Denver

The Catholic News Agency revealed more details about the highly controversial words ,(sez them) of the cardinal on November 17, 2008: “If 1968 was the year of America’s ‘suicide attempt,’ 2008 is the year of America’s exhaustion,” he said, contrasting the year of publication of Humanae vitae with this election year. “For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden,” Cardinal Stafford told his audience.[16] Catholics who weep the “hot, angry tears of betrayal” should try to identify with Jesus, who during his agony in the garden was “sick because of love”. The cardinal also attributed America’s decline to Supreme Court decisions such as the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade, which imposed “permissive abortion laws nationwide”. read more

Back to Basics

This post is directed primarily to the leaders of the Church and the Nation.

In this day and age it seems to me we ought to ask what is it that you truly believe? Do you believe, for example, that there is indeed a God who created the universe and holds all things in His power? Do you believe that this God will judge everyone upon their death – that He will reward the good and punish the evil? Do you believe that He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, born of a Virgin, on earth to save mankind? Do you believe that this Son of God suffered and died on the cross for our sins and that He rose glorious and immortal to reign forever in Heaven? Do you believe that this Son of God instituted the Church and gave to His Apostles the power to bind and to loose? Do you believe that Holy Scripture accurately portrays the Word of God – most especially in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John? Well, then, if you believe these things what do you say about the lies and untruths, the widespread confusion being disseminated in our times, while keeping in mind what the following passages say about Truth? read more

DEO GRATIAS!

Yesterday, a group of traditional Catholics gathered in Colorado Springs to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Ordination of a priest who would not succumb to the allurements and enticements of the Modernists but, instead, led a hardy group of like-minded men and women and built a community dedicated to preserving the Traditions of Holy Mother Church. We thank God for this holy, dedicated priest who leads the Servants of the Holy Family (www.servi.org). May the Holy Spirit give him the graces necessary to continue. read more

THE ANSWER TO HUMAN FRAILTY, DONALD TRUMP.

The answer can be found in St. John’s Gospel, Chapter 8, to wit: “[3] And the scribes and the Pharisees bring unto him a woman taken in adultery: and they set her in the midst, [4] And said to him: Master, this woman was even now taken in adultery. [5] Now Moses in the law commanded us to stone such a one. But what sayest thou? [6] And this they said tempting him, that they might accuse him. But Jesus bowing himself down, wrote with his finger on the ground. [7] When therefore they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said to them: He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. [8] And again stooping down, he wrote on the ground. [9] But they hearing this, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest. And Jesus alone remained, and the woman standing in the midst. [10] Then Jesus lifting up himself, said to her: Woman, where are they that accused thee? Hath no man condemned thee? [11] Who said: No man, Lord. And Jesus said: Neither will I condemn thee. Go, and now sin no more. read more

ARE YOU A FENCE-SITTER?

Some time ago I posted an article asking the question: Is there One Bishop? (angelqueen.org/?s=Is+There+One+Bishop%3F) On this day when Our Lord suffered and died on the cross for our sins, I am compelled to ask the question again. Indeed, I might direct the question to the person we know as the Bishop of Rome himself. Now I’m not going to get into all the theological whys and wherefores – for that has already been done in spades. We know it as the Ottaviani Intervention. But the matter was brought home to me by a sermon I heard yesterday from a holy priest who has for 45 years from his ordination celebrated only the True Mass as contained in the 1962 Missal. This priest was even told by a bishop that he could be given power and authority in the church if only he would celebrate the novus ordo and he could even celebrate the True Mass privately in his quarters. He, of course, refused and was “shown the door” and called a bad priest to his face by this duplicitous, conspiring bishop. (This priest has operated independently all these years because he will not accept the inducements presented to him that are designed to have him give up his loyalty to the True Mass and to the traditional precepts and doctrine of Holy Mother Church). How about it, bishops – where do you stand today? read more

OPEN MESSAGE TO JOSEF RATZINGER, BENEDICT XVI

It’s time, Josef. Since you were partly responsible for the situation in which the SSPX finds itself today, and for the alienation that many traditional Catholics including validly-ordained priests find themselves – with conflicting and confusing statements emanating from the eternal City surely you must see the need to act dramatically in bringing this sorry episode to a close. Remember that it was you who were the intermediary between Archbishop Lefebvre and John Paul II in providing for the bishop necessary to continue to ordain priests in the traditional rite and, failing that role, the SSPX found it necessary to act on their own. Remember that it was you who consulted with and aligned yourself with dubiously qualified theologians and advisers at Vatican II in advancing what might be called a Modernist agenda. Remember that it was you who undertook the previously unknown role as a “pope-emeritus,” and the resulting confusion that such a public role generated in the Church Militant. read more

COLLUSION? I’LL SHOW YOU COLLUSION!

Dem Adam Schiff, CA, who is continually calling for more investigations of the Trump Campaign is one of those boneheads in Congress who needs to be replaced ASAP. Despite the fact that it was Barack Obama, his hero, who secretly whispered to Vladimir Putin in 2016 that he would have more flexibility after the election, we have this idiot continually holding Pressers to say the Dems are not finished with their attempts to smear the Trump Administration with more unsubstantiated charges of “Collusion” with the Russians. Away with this idiot! read more

THANK GOD!

ALL I can say re: Austin and San Antonio TX and surrounding areas is Thank God for those who serve and who have removed this scourge from our midst. For those who are in favor of giving sanctuary to law-breakers and criminals, I say: get out, leave and go somewhere else.

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

I arise today through
God’s strength to pilot me, God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me, God’s eye to see before me,
God’s ear to hear me, God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me, God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me, God’s host to secure me –
against snares of devils,
against temptations and vices,
against inclinations of nature,
against everyone who shall wish me
ill, afar and anear,
alone and in a crowd…
Christ, be with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit,
Christ where I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.
Salvation is of the Lord.
Salvation is of the Lord.
Salvation is of the Christ.
May your salvation, O Lord, be ever with us. read more

A Study in Contrasts

The number of Trump haters is rising evermore but the current canpaign purporting to say that Trump is guilty of colluding with the Russians is a Study in Contrasts. Remember that it was Obama himself who attempted to tell Putin in private that he “could be more flexible after the election” in 2016. This, Obama thought, would be in secret but the good ol’ boom microphone caught the exchange. Why isn’t Mueller concentrating on these words of the former “neighborhood organizer?” Maybe because he’s on the Obama train sez me. read more

If You Were A Protestant, What Would You Do?

If you were a Protestant in a sincere search for the Truth and you heard about the all the sex abuse cases in the Roman Catholic Church of today, what would you do? Seriously, what would you do? I daresay you would avoid the Catholic Church like the plague. So, this is the problem facing Jorge Bergoglio as he attempts to govern the Church in the 21st century? Will he continue to attempt to cover-up the abuses by blaming the victims and impugning their integrity or, will he act to remove this cancer in the priesthood and restore Tradition to its rightful place in the Church? read more

R.I.P. Deputy Micah Flick

Colorado Springs and the entire state of Colorado is mourning this day as the stench continues – the stench of death caused by the evil forces of the satanic agents out to destroy all that we hold dear. The deputy was killed on the 11th anniversary of his service to the community with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. He left a wife and two twins. We respectfully ask for your prayers for the repose of his soul and consolation to his family. (One of our sons started his career with the Sheriff’s Office and is no longer part of the sworn force of the Fountain CO Police Dept but is now in an administrative position with that organization having reached the age of 50.) This is an update of my earlier post, same subject. read more

PUT IT TO REST, DONALD

How to quiet all this nonsense? Simply say: “As President, with the authority given to me as Commander in Chief I hereby direct that all Memos, including drafts and those of the minority party, be submitted to me post-haste and I will decide if anything can be released to the Public domain.”

Who Won?

Did Schumer win? Did McConnell win? Look, this wasn’t about individuals, it was about the people, including those brave souls who defend us on foreign lands, at our borders and on our streets. The people rose up and demanded action from the Senate – to end the Shutdown else those in charge would soon enough be without paychecks themselves by being voted out of office. And make no mistake about it, they want the budget issues resolved for the rest of the fiscal year by Feb 8th IF NOT SOONER! And they were disgusted at those pompous idiots prancing about the halls of Congress claiming victory. No, the clock is ticking, my friends, and Congress had better get to the task of funding the government with OUR TAX DOLLARS NOT THEIRS! read more

Here’s the Deal. Folks

The democrats in the Senate led by Shutdown Schumer are getting paid while our military men and women, border patrol and thousands of civil servants are having their pay withheld. Tell me that is not Schumer’s fault. His lieutenants even objected to a poster of him being responsible for the Shutdown being shown in the Senate while a similar poster of Trump has been visible for days. Tell me they’re not responsible for the Shutdown. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, save us. read more