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The Amazon continues to haunt the Church

Ever since the Pacha-scandal, Catholics haven’t been able to think of the Amazon region without an interior spiritual shudder. That day marked the sickening beginning of a nightmare that still continues, for Scripture tells us that pestilence is a punishment for idolatry. Worse than even a “plandemic” is the thought of God’s remaining punishments for idolatry: famine and war. And these have not been closer to our shores than at any time during the past seventy years.

So it is with grave misgivings that I see the Amazonian Rite is still being fabricated in ‘full steam ahead’ mode. One can only ask, why that is? Pope Francis is all for reducing the number of Rites, is he not? Yet, here we see a gaggle of Commissions working away to create – out of thin air – a Rite which will allow the “Local Churches to live and celebrate their faith, according to their native expressions”. Because, as is only too evident whenever the Modernist Church casts its net to the peripheries, it believes that the indigenous people caught in its snare of opportunism lack the intelligence to comprehend the Mass as it has always been offered.

Why else must every prayer, hymn and symbol be dumbed-down for the locals? Surely not, say, to enable paganism to sit side-by-side with true worship? Surely not to see demons usurp the place reserved for Christ alone? Because that is precisely what will happen if the Church continues its headlong path towards syncretism and idolatry.

If we hadn’t had enough of redundant terms, such as a absurd-sounding Synod on Synodality, the South American bishops, (Liberation theologians almost to a man) have given us a new one: inculturation in interculturality. Our shepherds are sounding more like Dr Seuss every day.

Anyone concerned about this new Rite being completely orthodox, decorous and edifying can rest easy. Cardinal Roche has it in hand. As a sworn enemy of the Latin Mass, he will no doubt ensure that the Amazon Rite displays the least possible resemblance to the usus antiquior.

Don’t forget that at the time of the Synod on the Amazon, it was suggested that women deacons be ordained in that region and that married men be allowed to become priests.

Move over Troy, the Amazonian horse is on its way. When it comes to the creation of this new Mass, we can be sure that Tradition will be tossed into a pot with some herbs and a baby llama or two, then burned as an offering to Pachamama.

‘Tis the Season for Gaia worship

The Pope’s 2022 “Season of Creation” has just kicked off: it runs from September 1 to October 4th. Those dates are pretty handy for all the Wiccan nuns involved in the Church since the Spring/Autumn Equinox falls smack in the middle of the “Season”. But that’s just a coincidence.

Its theme is “Listen to the Voice of Creation”, which sounds like another Gnostic attempt at ‘discovering’ what God really wanted all along, diluting the Faith and getting us ready for the One World Religion.

The “Season” kicked off with a World Day of Prayer of which only the most obsequious parishes took any notice: the others were too preoccupied with trying to pay their utility bills.

The European bishops contributed by showing their devotion to The Science with an alarmist statement written in the style of Paul Erlich or Al Gore:

“Our own Europe has been faced with a genuine environmental catastrophe that, in 97% of cases, is attributable to the actions of man. In the 27 countries within the European Union, according to a recent estimate, fires have already devastated a total of 517,881 hectares since the beginning of the year, compared to 470,359 the previous year. Scholars are already hypothesising the transition from our era (Anthropocene) to the next one, to which they have already given the name “pyrocene”, the effects of which are already visible considering that CO2 emissions have reached levels that the planet has not known for well over 3 million years.

3 million years, eh? The author of Genesis might have something to say about that. Speaking of Moses, the symbol for this year’s Season is the burning bush. Its creators tell us why:

“Today, the prevalence of unnatural fires are a sign of the devastating effects that climate change has on the most vulnerable of our planet. Creation cries out as forests crackle, animals flee, and people are forced to migrate due to the fires of injustice.

They certainly have a thing about fire, don’t they? Then again, considering where most of them will be spending the afterlife, it’s no wonder that these heretics are predicting a “pyrocene” future.

Below is another little snippet from the “Season of Creation” website. I really don’t know what it means except that it isn’t helpful and it isn’t Catholic. It isn’t true, either, since the voices calling for “protection of the Earth from anthropogenic climate change” are among the loudest in society these days. Muted, on the other hand, are the voices of traditional and faithful Catholics.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many have become familiar with the concept of being muted in conversations. Many voices are muted in public discourse around climate change and the ethics of Earth-keeping.

These are voices of those who suffer the impacts of climate change. These are voices of people who hold generational wisdom about how to live gratefully within the limits of the land. These are voices of a diminishing diversity of more-than-human species. It is the voice of the Earth.

If Bergoglio had put as much effort into promoting the concerns of the Holy Trinity as he has to promoting Gaia, the Church – and he world – would be in a much better place.

Pope: Sweet song of praise for Creation has become 'anguished plea'
“A sower went out to sow” ….. dissent.

Paglia: Italy’s abortion law is a ‘pillar of society”

They said it would never happen – “they” being the Feting Francis Fan Club.

“They” said the Vatican’s sodo-clerics would never abandon the Church’s teaching on the sanctity of life. How wrong they were.

One of his closest (and most effeminate) allies, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, has told media that the Catholic Church doesn’t want to get rid of the Italian law which legalises abortion.

Referring to the child-killing Law 194 as a “pillar of our social life”, Paglia then went on to say something vaguely Catholic about problems with the declining birth rate.

TOO LATE, YOUR GRACE. The cat is out of the bag. You are not pro-life.

Commenting on the abomination, Archbishop Vigano said,

It is emblematic and revealing that the sect of apostates who infest the Catholic Hierarchy and have occupied its highest levels find themselves aligned with the ideological positions of the enemies of Christ, not only on issues that are seemingly unconnected – like the psychopandemic narrative and green ideology – but also in the denial of the very foundations of the Natural Law, including respect for life from conception to natural death.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano

Speaking of abominations, no reference to Paglia would be complete without remembering what he said after Roe vs Wade and Dobbs laws were aborted. At that time, Paglia issued a statement on behalf of the Pontifical Academy for Life saying that “It is not right that the problem (of abortion) is set aside without adequate overall consideration.

Meaning that it is not right that the Supreme Court should strike down an abortion law.

Because – and this is his main objection to child sacrifice – abortion is bad for the economy.

Demographic suicide = bad. Killing babies = a pillar of society.

You can’t have it both ways, Your Grace. the more frivolous among us might suggest that you pick a side, but unfortunately, the side you have chosen is all too obvious.

Even ice-cream causes scandal in Francis’ Vatican

The humble ice-cream, so welcome on a sunny Roman day, is the latest in a long list of material accessories to the crimes of this pope. The delicious treat can now be procured virtually at the front door to Santa Maria Maggiore – so close that pilgrims have taken to traipsing through the church with their melting treats.

The Basilica is administered by Monsignor Rolandas Makrickas, formerly part of the Secretariat of State under the title of “Extraordinary Commissioner.” That tile is apt, as the good Msgr certainly has commissioned an extraordinary income stream for the Basilica. One commentator suggests that a cash business suits those prelates to have no wish to surrender their transactions to the scrutiny of APSA!

Be that as it may, one can now purchase one’s favourite gelati in the courtyard of Santa Maria Maggiore, to be consumed on the way in to the church. The geography of the location means that tourists and pilgrims must pass through the church itself upon returning from the gelateria.

” …security officers are exhausted because they have to spend their day explaining to tourists that they cannot enter the Basilica with a dripping ice cream in their hand and people are forced to finish eating ice cream in a small space in the middle of a parking lot.”

Further, the ice-cream company is a multinational from Switzerland, and its being awarded a tender violates the terms of Francis’ motu proprio on the Holy See and its public contractors. Rather than make an example of Msgr Makrickas, however, the Pope seized an opportunity to “accompany” the plebs and look as much like an ordinary bloke as one can while wearing the papal regalia.

Did God will a diversity of ministries?

The 72nd National Liturgical Week is currently underway in Italy with the theme “Ministries at the Service of a Synodal Church.”

As you can see, the switch from the “Catholic Church” to the “Synodal Church” is almost complete now, with “synodality” being tossed freely about at every Catholic committee meeting, conference and talkfest.

“Synodality” and its converse – the death of Tradition – is almost a fait accompli. Of course, being of Divine origin, Tradition can never really die, but it certainly can languish in a dungeon while the ape of the Church ploughs on with its programme.

Cardinal Parolin is there at the conference, drawing attention to the great transformation currently underway. He reminds us that these nouveau ministries hold “particular significance for the Church in the present historical moment.” Well, of course they do. These Synodal Ministries will ensure the extermination of the Latin Mass by making the new generation of lukewarm Catholics complicit in the destruction.

Speaking on behalf of the Pope, Cardinal Parolin quoted the pontiff and his desire that the legion of Made-Up Ministers become “experts in the art of encounter,” something with disconcerting undertones in these days of gay-cruising priests, semi-naked liturgical dancers, and episcopal beach houses.

But he probably just means that the Apostles of the Church of Nice will be trained (at the pew-sitter’s expense) to speak nicely about nice topics, referencing the nicest parts of Scripture and generally promulgating the virtue of niceness.

Except when dealing with Trads. Because they don’t count.

Thankfully, the Pope can rest his novel schemes on the solid basis of a predecessor. Who says Francis only relies on his own ideas? What balderdash.

Francis has reached back through the mists of time to draw on the perennial wisdom of the magisterium as it has existed for ……. the last fifty years …… to remind us of the reforms of Paul VI and to dreamily cast his vision for “the renewal of the Church in an increasingly “communal” and less clerical direction.”

What a relief for those billions of victims of heterodox teaching clericalism. After all, clericalism really is the main problem facing the Church today.

Parolin, ever the dutiful son of the Church, reminds the more skeptical among us that the universal priesthood must not be confused with the ministerial priesthood.

Whew. Thanks for that, Your Excellency. I’m sure placing those two terms in the same sentence and in the context of expansion of ministries for the laity definitely won’t produce that effect.

We are all priests now.

Francis serves up another heresy sandwich with Desiderio Desideravi.

The documents of Vatican II are often likened to a cake to which a teaspoon of poison has been added, rendering the whole thing unfit to eat. Our present Pope has taken that to a new level with his regular offerings of heresy sandwich: two wholesome slices of brown bread (sound doctrine) with a thick layer of heresy sandwiched between them.

His Apostolic letter, Desiderio Desideravi, is a prime example of this. With its calls for more reverent celebration of the Mass, and for congregants to be better educated about the nature of the Mass, most of its content is as solid as the homemade loaves baked by grandma on her woodstove.

Then we hear from Giovanni Zaccaria, professor at the Pontifical University of Santa Croce who really knows how to draw attention to that soul-snatching poison found lurking in the sandwich. (“Wait!” I hear you say. “The Pope didn’t say this.” To which my response is: this is how he operates; this is “his style”, as he is so fond of saying. Bergoglio’s “style” is to get a mouthpiece to explain what is really going on in his mind.) Back to Zaccaria:

“The first need is to understand the priestly dimension of the baptized. That all the baptized are priests, they participate in the priesthood, through the common priesthood of the faithful, they participate in the priesthood of Christ. Therefore, in that celebration, they are also protagonists”.

Well, not really.

In the Mass, there is ONE priest, a ordained man who gave up the promise of comfort and family life for the sake of Jesus Christ. But even HE is not the “protagonist” of the Mass: the protagonist in the Mass is Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, offering His Sacrifice of Himself to the First Person of the Trinity, God the Father, through the action of the Third Person, the Holy Ghost. A priest simply acts in persona Christi.

There is no human protagonist in the Mass.

Of course, the Modernists always make a fuss of this ‘Royal Priesthood” thing, and of course, they have Scripture to back them. up. 1 Peter 2:9 is a favourite reference; a look at the second part of that verse gives a clue as to why this verse is so beloved of the modern Church: “But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.

It’s a handy little verse that can easily be co-opted by lodge-attending Modernists. They just LOVE Masonic-sounding Bible references.

Now, some might think that Fr Zaccaria is applying St Peter’s exhortation to the faithful in order to make them more appreciative of their baptismal graces and ultimately more attentive at Mass. However, reading more of his comments makes it quite clear, that this man’s intention – if not that of the original document – is to encourage the “clericalisation of the laity and the laicisation of clerics.”

The laity don’t kneel in Mass because they are a lesser form of priest, the laity (and priest) kneel as a sign of humility before the awe-inspiring sacrifice of Jesus Christ, before the grandeur of the Trinity, before the miracle of Transubstantiation.

We kneel because we deserve hell but also have a chance of avoiding it.

We kneel out of love and reverence – not because we want to be – or are, in some mysterious way – priests.

By the way, this final phrase could be taken to suggest that traditionalists, who are known for doing a lot of kneeling during a Latin Mass, simply do so because that it their personal preference – their “party.”

“When you kneel it is also a sign of the priestly dimension of everything you are doing. The gestures already exist, but they need to be understood, explained better, because if not, they become our party and the Mass is not our party”.

So what at first seems like grandma’s good and wholesome bread may in fact leave the recipient with a rather nasty taste in his mouth – if not a case of indigestion.

If only the reality was as insignificant as the analogy, since a heresy sandwich is something that harms not the body, but the soul.

NEOM proves that the world is not overpopulated

Some Saudi Arabian overlords have designed this ultra-modern, if not dystopian, mega-city to house up to 9 million people., as part of their futuristic NEOM project.

Although is has a few drawbacks (ie it is full of high-tech surveillance and will be run by misogynistic Islamists, people will be relying on bugs and lab-grown meat for their food, and non-elites will never see the outside world) the project does prove one thing: that planet earth, as created by God the Father, has plenty of room for billions upon billions of human beings.

Repeat after me:

The world is not overpopulated.

The world is not overpopulated.

The world is not overpopulated.

Vatican doesn’t want new priests to offer the Latin Mass.

Apparently not.

Joseph Shaw, Chairman of the Latin Mass Society, UK, has published a portion of a letter which suggests that this is the case. The letter was written to a bishop on behalf of a priest ordained after the promulgation of Traditiones Custodes, who wishes to offer the TLM.

The letter came from the Dicastery of Divine Worship and here is the extract:

…this Dicastery is of the opinion that this [permission] would not be an opportune decision. Therefore, we deny the request. The path established by the Holy Father in Traditionis custodes is quite clear and this has been underscored both in the “Letter to Bishops of the Whole World” which accompanied the Motu proprio and in the Responsa ad dubia of this Dicastery, which were personally approved by the Holy Father. In this latter document, with regard to this very point, it was highlighted that the liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council “has enhanced every element of the Roman Rite and has fostered – as hoped for by the Council Fathers – the full, conscious and active participation of the entire people of God in the liturgy (cf. Sacrosanctum Concilium no. 14), the primary source of authentic Christian spirituality”. Most recently the Holy Father’s Apostolic Letter of 29 June, Desiderio Desideravi, on the liturgical formation of the people of God, expands on the above mentioned letter to the bishops and reaffirms Pope Francis’ desire that unity around the celebration of the liturgy be re-established in the whole Church of the Roman Rite (n. 61).

There is of course no difficulty for Fr [] to celebrate Mass according to the editio typica tertia (2008) of the Missale Romanum.

Mr Shaw writes, “It is noteworthy that although the letter begins by saying that the documents supporting the request have been studied carefully, the reasons for refusing the request is entirely general, not specific to the situation of the diocese,” and asks, “Is this what pastoral care looks like?”

Coleridge: We’ll have a gay old time.

Archbishop Mark Coleridge has been pushing the gayification of the Holy Catholic Church for some time. The Plenary Council may not acknowledge it, the other bishops may not be saying anything, but the pro-LGBTIQZ+ New Ways Ministry is very happy with him.

New Ways evenly lets the cat out of the bag by admitting that “the question of how the Catholic Church might become a more welcoming and inclusive community without abandoning long-held understandings” is at the centre of the global synodal process??!!

First I’d heard of that. I thought it was mainly about institutionalising the worship of demons but that’s just my take.

New Ways just loves Coleridge’s idea of abandoning the notion of “loving the sinner while hating the sin.” Of course they do – it sounds too Catholic. THIS is what they want instead: “individual pastors and ministers” who “often accompany and support LGBTQ+ Catholics in meaningful ways.”

That is, priests (and nuns and bishops and even POPES) who claim to be Catholic yet happily undermine Her teachings at every opportunity.

Yet, that is not enough for Coleridge and his sodomitical fans: they’ve realised that Modern Man wants authenticity. So rather than turn their back on their wicked ways, renounce sin and embrace the True Faith in its entirety, the Judas Club wants to reshape doctrine in its own ghastly image, asking what they believe to be the million dollar question: “What does the redeemed life look like now?”

I hate to break it to you, Your Grace, but here is your answer:

Redeemed life looks the same as it ever was: Prayer, penance and virtue. (Here’s a dictionary if you need to look that word up.) No shortcuts. And definitely no sodomy.