Thursday, December 19, 2013

Another gem from Cream City Catholic

A fantastic post at Cream City Catholic:

"...Cardinal Burke, the Church’s chief canon lawyer, arguing from Saint Paul, Canon Law and tradition, argues in favor of denying the Sacrament to public officials who are known to be complicit in grave sin. The integrity of the Sacrament should be protected from sacrilege, and the individual himself should be prevented from having that mortal blight on his soul. For his part, Cardinal Wuerl, apparently more concerned with being nice and liked by everyone (in other words “pastoral”) strongly disagrees with Burke, positing that Communion should not be withheld from politicians involved in scandal. It’s just mean, you see. All arewelcome at the table of plenty. To clue in those in the dark, “pastoral” is one of the many bastardized words in our vocabulary. There is nothing wrong with being truly pastoral, but now, “pastoral” is simply code among many bishops for neversaying or doing anything that might upset some easily offended special interest group living in Swaziland. If the interest group is left-of-center, that means never, ever offending it. If it’s a traditional group, then it’s open season. Fire away.
And if Burke’s departure wasn’t bad enough, also dropped from the Congregation was Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, another stellar protege of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The decision to deep-six two outstanding prelates and genuine liturgists in favor of someone like Cardinal Wuerl is a hard one-two punch to the gut. I pride myself on being able to read silver linings in bad news, but this development is bleak, all around. And I’m far from the only one expressing dismay.
There’s no other way to interpret this move, folks. I don’t know who was responsible for advising the Holy Father on this one, but it’s a huge mistake, in my opinion. Cardinal Burke represents a vision of the Church which has inspired large swaths of young men to enter seminaries and traditional religious orders. Liberals hate him, and even mild mannered conservatives find him unpalatable because he is unambiguous and fearless. Jealousy no doubt plays a role too...."

Read the rest, its good stuff

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My nomination for best tweet of the year!

now some may say thats uncharitable and oversimplification but... this isnt your blog so get over yourself!

Shot to mame

Monday, December 9, 2013

Against the Napolitano Heresy (The Super Dogma of Bonitas Capitalismus)

Most people by now have either read or heard about the Holy Fathers latest Apostolic Exhortation. To no ones surprise its long and encompasses a wide range of topics, one of which is a few short notes on economics, including how Capitalism that is unrestrained is very problematic.  Thus began the fire storm.  From Limbaugh to Novak to Judge Andrew Napolitano people have been writing often times scathing critiques on what the Holy Father said.  Many claim him to be outright or tettering on the edge of Marxism.

One of my Favorite quotes comes from Judge Napolitano  who identifies as a libertarian and a “Pre-Vatican II Catholic” (not SSPX, just as arrogant though):

What shall we do about the pope and economics?” Napolitano asked in conclusion. “We should pray for his faith and understanding and for a return to orthodoxy. That means the Holy Mother Church under the Vicar of Christ — saving souls, not pocketbooks.”

Now think for a second what is wrong with this thinking.  Never mind that the conservative/libertarian mind is unable to see that there are other options then Economic Marxism and Laize Faire Free Markets, but he does the same foolish thing to the Holy Father that he would rail against had a liberal said something similar.  What does he mean that we need to pray for the Popes return to Orthodoxy?  This is a sidestep.  There is nothing unorthodox about what he  said.  Others like Chesterton, Belloc, the new distributists and Leo XIII who got the ball rolling said the same thing, yet to question Capitalism is unconscionable!  It is to say that to say any thing critical of Capitalism necessarily puts you against science and in front of a lay run inquisition.  Pray tell the last time Napolitano or even for that matter a Pope in the last 50 years has spoke about the evil of Usary which is a common byproduct of capitalism regulated and unregulated?
The truth is that when Peter talks about economics he is not over stepping his boundaries because they indeed are tinted with  moral issues that are exploited for gain, then will later be justified by an ends, thereby doing the same thing Saul Alinsky did and that the conservative/libertarians rail against at all times of the day.

Its pure B.S!  And for a so called “Pre-Vatican II Cathlic” to be so incompetent with regards to the obvious moral issue inherent only makes me question his real motives…perhaps love of the world?

…just sayin

Friday, December 6, 2013

Going into the Weekend

Here is a thought...

Barring the possibility that Benedict is the Pope in White, he will die and be entombed after a pontifical requiem mass.  Considering how he wanted the next Pope to be enthrowned with a solemn display of cardinals individually showing obedience, yet this was changed, in so called humility, wouldnt it be great if the last thing he asked for was a Pontifical Requiem in the EF?  And presided over by, or at least assisted by Pope Francis?  Pipe dream I know

But since its the weekend I will leave you with some giddy music...

The weekend is coming! Must breath!