New ACBC head has Modernist form

It is with great regret that I inform you, dear readers, that the new head of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference will be none other than Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth. Archbishop Costelloe is no stranger to these pages, of course. His dedication to corruption, Modernism and COVID jabs is second to none, and it is fitting that he plans to take advice on his new role from the former president and fellow progressive, Archbishop Coleridge.

The ACBC’s media blog reported Costelloe’s glowing remarks about Coleridge:

“It was Archbishop Coleridge who guided our response beyond the Royal Commission, represented the Church in Australia at the global summit on sexual abuse and steered the bishops through a pandemic and a host of other challenges. Archbishop Coleridge has been a calm and considered leader locally and in the global Church and will be a trusted adviser for me in this new role.”

Sounds like the Australian Church has a bright (illuminated?) future ahead of it.

Costelloe also noted that the Church, of which he is a Prince and for whose members he was ordained in order to “preach, teach and sanctify”, still has a few things going for it – none of which, unfortunately, are spiritual benefits. He said:

“The Church in this country is an immense contributor to our society, through our parishes, our schools, our hospital and aged care, our social services and countless other ministries. As we continue to contemplate how we live out the Gospel in this age, including through the Plenary Council, I look forward to working with my brother bishops and the People of God to carry forward Christ’s mission.”

So, just another CEO of just another NGO, implementing the SDG’s of the UN and WEF. If that isn’t enough TLA’s (Three-Letter-Acronyms) for you, then here’s another:

IHS. It represents the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Redeemer of the world, Who was crucified and died for our sins that we may have eternal life.

May the same Lord Jesus Christ restore His Church and replace His Holy Name on the lips of all lost shepherds – those who seem to have forgotten the role for which they are so handsomely paid and for which the price of betrayal is eternal damnation.

A Christmas Dog Whistle from Coleridge

 From the Merriam-Webster online dictionary: a ‘dog whistle’ is a coded message communicated through words or phrases commonly understood by a particular group of people, but not by others.

Writing about Archbishop Comensoli’s light-filled Christmas message brought back memories of Archbishop Coleridge’s very “enlightening” Christmas tidings of 2019. His 30 minute chat came in the form of a Facebook live event; I’m told some of the comments made at the time were quite confrontational – they no longer appear on the Facebook page, however.

A transcript of the most illuminative section is given below:

…The story of ancient Israel, very often, seemed hopeless, and time and time again, the Chosen People had to ‘rummage through the ruins’, as it were, in the search for a hope in the midst of what seemed to be a hopelessness.

And it’s really that ‘rummaging’ through a seemingly hopeless situation that generates the Bible that we have: a proclamation, not of a cheap hope, but a costly hope born always – and only – out of hopelessness.

And that’s why, in the beginning of the Bible, where we have the story of Creation, it begins in the darkness, the emptiness and the chaos. That’s always where the story of God-with-us begins. But this was the truth of ancient Israel’s history.

So that which is dark, empty and chaotic, that’s where we find – according to the Bible – real light, real fulness, and really, the order of God: the ‘great harmonics of love.’

Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane, December 2019.

Now traditionally, the idea of ordo ab chao or “order out of chaos” is not a Catholic one, or even a Christian one: it is a Freemasonic idea.

Ordo ab chao is, in fact, the motto of the thirty-third degree.

There is more of this veiled Masonic language in the segment, too, like a reference to the “light at the heart of very darkness” when commenting on the push for euthanasia that was happening that the time.

Lux in tenebris is a Christian concept, of course; it is intrinsic to the message of Christ coming into the world for our redemption. But the phrase has been coopted by the Masons and other Gnostics and therefore serves well for the purposes of dog-whistling – especially when used by a bishop.

So, Masonic infiltrator or pious pastor? Well, that’s not for me to say.

But any bishop who mentions the “great harmonics of love” after suggesting that we have to “rummage around” to find God in our lives, is pretty suspect. Especially when, a couple of years down the track, he fires his priests for refusing to submit to that big old medical experiment we know only too well.

Brisbane Archdiocese’s Two Minutes Hate video

Remember the Two Minutes Hate from Orwell’s 1984? It was a regular, designated time allotted to giving the unfortunate inhabitants of Oceania an outlet for their pent-up frustrations so that their resentment was never aimed at the real abuser: their tyrannical leader, Big Brother.

Well, this offering from the Archdiocese of Brisbane might not count as hate, per se, but one has to admit that their “Blooper” video shows nothing but contempt and disrespect for the Sacred Liturgy and makes one wonder if comedy is being used to disguise the priests’ personal resentment toward their own, holy vocation.

Under the watchful eye of the papolatrous Mark Coleridge, who isn’t exactly known for his love of doctrine or tradition, the Archdiocese has sunk to a new low with the release of the two-minute video showing bloopers and gaffs made by priests during their online homilies. The cringeworthy video, which – even more embarrassingly has become an annual offering – features priests laughing, lisping and mocking the serious business of forming their flocks.

What some might consider a light-hearted wrap-up to a tumultuous year, in reality exemplifies the disdain harboured by much of the clergy towards tradition as well as the modern ecclesial obsession on celebrity, a phenomenon which disastrously runs contrary to the virtue of humility.

Above and right: here is how traditional priests show their love for God and man by taking their vocations seriously.

These modernists priests seem to think it’s “all about them.” THEIR style, THEIR humour, THEIR performance. There’s no doubt that people make mistakes, sometimes humorous ones, when speaking publicly and privately, but that’s no reason to make a joke out of a sacred liturgical action.

A harmless joke is when an 8-year-old draws a picture of Pontius Pilate flying a plane, but it is not harmless or a joke when a grown man dressed in priestly garb plays up to the camera and is then showcased by the diocesan media team.

The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/aNyVWRgrkVw A couple of screengrabs are shown below, but I do recommend watching it with the sound up for the whole experience. The captions are from the video – not added by yours truly.

The baphomet hand gesture makes a nice touch.

It might be all “Lights! Camera! Action!” when it comes to entertaining the masses that are being “accompanied” to hell, but each of these men will have to account for his “darkness and inaction” at the hour of his death.

Meanwhile, all those actual priests – those men who take their vocations seriously – don’t have time for this kind of nonsense. They’re far too busy hearing confessions for hours each week, or dropping everything to administer the Last Rites to a dying parishioner, or answering unjust admonitions from their Ordinaries or carefully crafting a solid sermon based on the writings of the saints and the Fathers of the Church.

Who needs the Stasi when we have the bishops?

Another Australian bishop has been throwing his pandemic-acquired weight around, this time in sunny Queensland. Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane, has decided to collaborate with the tyrannical state government by forcing his priests to get vaxxed or risk losing their faculties.

The Catholic Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, affectionately known as “Stasi,” has found a willing ally in the Archbishop of Brisbane. Like Daniel Andrews and his “good Catholic grandfather”, Palaszczuk has fond memories of her Polish grandparents with their “eight photos of Pope John Paul II in the living room.” Also like Daniel Andrews, Palaszczuk is left-wing, pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia and has been autocratically bullying her subjects into following a raft of COVID mandates, including barely-voluntary vaccination.

While the two State Premiers have much in common, it is remarkable to likewise observe some similarities between Archbishops Coleridge and Comensoli: the latter fancies himself to be the Australian incarnation of John Paul II, while the former was, at one stage, the Polish Pontiff’s speech writer. But unlike JPII, neither Archbishop seems to have the strength nor the will to stand up against their secular leaders’ repressive regimes.

Despite demanding that his priests are double-vaxxed with toxic gene serum by December 15th (“Clergy not doubly vaccinated are failing in their duty to care for the faithful”), the good Archbishop states that he respects his priests’ consciences.

“I too have a conscience”, says he. At least, that’s what he tries to convince them of in his four-page letter, reproduced below.

For the time-poor, the short version is: “You have to listen to me since I am the CEO of the Archdiocesan Corporation.”

The CEO, whose hobbies include holding Zoom meetings with his staff of one.
The Stasi, seen here throwing a totally innocent Illuminati-inspired hand signal.

Yes, that’s right. The Archdiocese of Brisbane is a Corporation, so as well as owing obedience to their Ordinaries, priests must also now submit themselves to medical trials at the behest of their CEOs. From the letter:

I recognise that having a vaccination, including the COVID-19 vaccination, is a matter of personal choice. However, I am the sole member and officer of the Archdiocesan Corporation which in civil law is the employer of Archdiocesan staff, including those working in parishes. I am therefore bound to take seriously compliance with health directions. Further, I have a legal obligation to ensure that the Archdiocesan Corporation meets its workplace health and safety obligations….

Oooohhh. Civil AND legal obligations. But no moral ones?

The Archbishop goes on to make some sophistic claims about his duty to protect his priests, his priests’ duty to protect their parishioners and everyone’s duty to protect unborn babies from medical experimentation – oops, sorry! – he didn’t actually write that last bit because Australian bishops no longer believe in minor obligations like upholding Catholic teaching.

Coleridge did include some extracts from Canon Law which is always guaranteed to make a prelate look more credible. The fact that those Canons are twisted and misapplied is neither here nor there. (He is a CEO with Obligations, remember!)

Just take a look at the penalties Coleridge has prepared for the non-compliant priests, who are, no doubt, some of his most holy and orthodox men: the cessation of their public ministry or worse – suspension of their faculties.

In circumstances where a priest or deacon has not complied with paragraph 1 above by 15 December 2021, I will be asking that he voluntarily stand aside from pastoral duties in his parish and from all pastoral ministry until he has been fully vaccinated. Should a priest or deacon in such circumstances decline to stand aside voluntarily, I will need to consider the temporary suspension of faculties until he fully complies..

Does the Archbishop not realise that unvaccinated Catholics (and probably many vaccinated ones) have no problem at all with being ministered to by an unvaccinated priest? The letter continues with a tirade about medical exemptions, and makes no provision for conscientious objection – or for objecting to His Grace’s conscientiousness!

Now, it really comes as no surprise that Archbishop Coleridge has agreed to do the government’s bidding. As President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference – that same Bishops Conference which in 2017 approved Catholics to be Freemasons – he is more than familiar with handshake deals and fraternal cooperation. Coleridge is not even averse to using Brisbane’s churches for sexually-explicit entertainment or from pushing an heretical agenda at his pet project, the Plenary Council.

However, there may be just a little hope for Brisbane’s faithful, unvaccinated priests. It seems Archbishop Coleridge can sometimes be quite lenient when it comes to his pastors breaking the law – at least, it depends on what kind of law is being broken. If it is something on the scale of child sex abuse, he seems to be able to turn a blind eye. He can even enlist help from his pal Cardinal Cupich when the need arises. But something tells me that his unvaxxed priests will not be so fortunate.

In case there’s any doubt left as to what kind of prelate we are dealing with, here’s Archbishop Coleridge’s take on “synodality.” Given that it was St Charles Borromeo who risked contracting the plague to ensure that all Catholics had access to the Sacraments, Archbishop Coleridge unironically uses the patron saint of facing-down pandemics to promote heresy, all the while shirking his own responsibility to safeguard the souls of his flock.

The hermeneutic is strong in this one.