Wednesday, November 30, 2016

KTMT: Departure from the Ordinary

Things just keep getting weirder.  We literally have prelates making things up as they go, saying a synod or a novel teaching must be followed because the Holy Spirit says so...

Where did these folks get their formation?

Seriously folks, double down in your prayers, the year of mercy is over, the age of novelty and fragile egos is just heating up!

Some resources on discerning authoritative pronouncements

The Three Levels of Magisterial Teaching

Vatican II and the Levels of Magisterial Teaching

Monday, November 28, 2016

Fr. Ripperger on Harry Potter

With the Amazing Beasts movie coming out, I figured it was a good time to lay down some relevant thoughts on this particular series.  He also addresses Tolkien to some extent:

There was also an argument of the month club debate from a while back on this issue which you can listen to HERE

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Roosh: Nationalism is a Trap

"More people are coming to the truthful conclusion that globalism is a failure and nationalism, where a country’s people and interests are valued above that of non-citizens, is the way forward. A problem is that the globalism-nationalism framework is exactly the type of dialectic elites can use to usher in a global war or crackdown to further increase their power.

The way the elites move an agenda forward is through a dialectic, meaning that two opposing ideologies rub against each other, create friction, and from that comes a desired result (i.e. “order from chaos”). Those in power either control or monitor the existence of both sides to guide and bend the dialectic to serve their ends.

The recent rise in nationalism, I speculate, has been allowed because previous dialectics such as capitalism vs communism and democracy vs terrorism are no longer useful in advancing the desired agenda. Soviet Communism is dead and increased terrorism did not allow planned wars in Syria and Iran to proceed like 9/11 did with Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, the white vs black race war is years late, stubbornly resistant to the gasoline that Obama pours onto the fire. A new dialectic must be nurtured, and so nationalism may just do the trick. Hillary’s recent alt right speech officially debuted American nationalism as the new “enemy.”…

Click HERE to read the full article

Oh and just for fun...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Alt-Right: The Dark Enlightenment

Unlike the Alt-Right as a whole I do find some possibility for agreement with people that are associated more with The Dark Enlightenment

From Wikipedia:

The Dark Enlightenment, or the neoreactionary movement (also simply neoreaction; abbreviated NRx by proponents), is an anti-democratic and reactionary movement that broadly rejects egalitarianism and Whig historiography. The movement favors a return to older societal constructs and forms of government, including support for monarchism and traditional gender roles, coupled with a libertarian or otherwise conservative approach to economics. Some critics have labeled the movement as "neo-fascist". (so yeah they cant beat you, they call you a fascist, but Franco was a good Fascist so sign me up)

If you want to go deep on the Dark Enlightenment I would point you to the following blog HERE

Friday, November 18, 2016

LMS and Fr. Murray on the Rigid Trad Fiasco

There are days I wonder what exactly he was trying to accomplish with such magnanimous humility

"It is very interesting that the Pope should say, one day, that Tradition is a unhealthy fashion which has swept overly impressionable young people off their feet. And then, a few months later, after
further reflection, that Tradition is a refusal to follow fashion, a refusal to adapt to the times, a refusal to receive impressions from outside.

Could it in some way be both? Young traddies fail to have the right principles, so they are swept up by a fashion, and they acquire the wrong principles, which they then stick to in an unreasonable way. This diagnosis is just about possible for one person, who undergoes a surprising change of personality halfway through the process, but it couldn't work for as an explanation of a whole movement. The idea, after all, is to explain traditionalism in terms of a particular character trait which traddies have. Is that trait the trait of being impervious to fashion, or being too open to it? It really can't be both.

When one meets this kind of incoherent account of a person't personality, it is an indication that the person giving the explanation hasn't grasped something. If your explanation of why Napoleon invaded Russia is psychologically incompatible with your explanation of why he signed a Concordat with the Church, then you need a new one.

What is it that Pope Francis can't understand? I am sure it would help him in his 'digging' if he actually met some young traditionalists, spent some time with them, and listened to them. As far as I know he has never done this. What might he discover?

He might discover that young Catholics who find out about the recent history of the Church, and of the liturgy, frequently have the impression that they have discovered something rather exciting, something rather glorious, which has been hitherto hidden from them. This is not about succumbing to a fashion, and it is still less about refusing to move with the times. It is an authentic, personal response to newly available information, and a newly discovered liturgical experience. "

Read the rest from Dr. Shaw HERE

"As regards Pope Francis’ statement that “to speak of a ‘reform of the reform’ is an error,” this notion is something that has been widely discussed and, in some ways, already put into effect (e.g., the 3rd edition of the Roman Missal and the new accurate translation of it into English) precisely because, as Pope Francis told Fr. Spadaro “Vatican II and Sacrosanctum Concilium must go on as they are.”

The reform of the reform is an effort both to implement the reforms of the Mass that the Conciliar Fathers voted for when they approved Sacrosanctum Concilium, and, as needed, to undo the innovations and accretions they never dreamed of, and that were introduced into the Roman Missal or became standard practice with the new Missal.

Those who love the EF Mass are serious, sane Catholics who seek God in the beauty of sublime worship. They deserve a sympathetic hearing from their shepherds. "

Read the rest of Fr. Murray HERE

Monday, November 14, 2016

So many prayers needed

So people are interested in turning to violence both physically and verbally... surprise, if violence if glorified from youth its going to happen

Conservative Catholics (not just progressive types) are taking the lead of an old quote from Pope Francis before he was Pontiff to put traditionalists on blast as rigid, selfish, immature and uncultured.

Cardinals are against Cardinals, Bishops against Bishops, etc.

In all honesty, Our Lady of Guadalupe came during a similar time of upheaval and distrust.

So if you are saying 5 decades of the Rosary kick it up to ten.  Our battle is not against flesh and blood, put on the armor of God and rest your concerns in the loving arms of Our Lady

Pray, Hope and Don't Worry

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Dead Baby Girl Resurrected on Hospital Chapel Altar

When I heard that they were upset with Fr. Pavon about "using" a child as a prop when placing the murdered child on the Altar, I couldn't help but remember a story from a short while back

A nurse in Brazil couldn’t bear to take baby Yasmin Gomes, who died shortly after birth, to the morgue, so she placed the tiny body in a box and carried it to the hospital chapel. She left the small box on the chapel’s altar, and when the baby’s grandmother and a mortician went to retrieve the body, they discovered a miracle.

“At first I couldn’t believe it; we couldn’t accept that it could happen,” Elza Silva, Gomes’ gran, said in a report from The Sun. “Then we saw that she was breathing. We hugged each other and started to shout, ‘She’s alive, she’s alive.’ It was a miracle.”

Hospital records show that Gomes was born alive in Londrina, southern Brazil, but died moments later. Though doctors tried to revive her several times, they eventually declared her dead.

Gomes’ mother, 22-year-old Jenifer da Silva Gomes, was devastated.

“My world crashed down right then. It was the most desperate moment when all my dreams were snatched away,” The Sun reported her saying.

“I can assure you, the child was dead. Her pupils didn’t respond to light,” said Ana Claudia Oliveira, the nurse who accompanied the birth and carried the baby’s body to the chapel, in The Sun article. “All her signs pointed to the complete absence of life. I saw it with my own eyes. She was blue all over, completely dead.”

But three hours later the infant was alive and well, in stable condition and recovering in an intensive care unit.

“People can make their own conclusions, but only those who were there know what really happened,” said Doctor Aurelio Filipak, the doctor who battled to save Yasmin Gomes and signed her death certificate. “In 20 years of medicine, I have never witnessed anything like this.”

The Sun reported the young girl’s family plans to change her name to Victoria, which means victory in Portuguese, and they believed her “resurrection” was a miracle.

“There is no explaining miracles,” the mother said. “They happen as God wants. If it was His will that our daughter had died, we would have accepted it, but He brought her back, so there must be a higher purpose in all this.”

Now it was learned that Fr. Pavon's diocese is looking into his actions.  Now I hope this is done in good will, and I think we should all pray for his Bishop that God's will be done.

But do consider neither the child nor the Altar were desecrated since the dignity of both was always respected just as much as when our Holy Father Francis placed a beach ball on an altar.  If a child can be brought back to life when placed on the altar when the parents recognized both the dignity of the child on and the altar itself, how great is it if once seeing the reverence given by Fr. Pavon for the child by resting the human being in the Holy of Holies a person should be spiritually brought back to life. 

When the abstract idea of a fetus is made concrete and its dignity displayed in the presence of the living God, lives can change!!

The article can be found HERE

But, but Stephen Colbert is such a good Catholic

Has anyone put together a list of all the perversity and disorder that Stephen Colbert has promoted over the years?  Seriously, Pelosi and Biden get justly run over, but this guy gets a break because he uses the word Catholic from time to time in a nice way and so many fawn

He promotes sodomy

He promotes contraception

He promotes abortion

But he teaches his Sunday school... as Ozzy Guillen says:

But need proof?

Oh hows about that election special on Showtime that everyone is spreading around... cause liberals are so profound in their thought... or petty and weak

Comedian on Colbert Election Special: ‘Get Your Abortions Now,’ We’re ‘F*cked’

“It feels like an asteroid has just smacked into our democracy,” she began. “It is so scary and sad and heartbreaking. And I just wish I could be funny. Get your abortions now because we're going to be fucked and we’re going to have to live with it.”

... and Colbert didn't speak up for the unborn.... what a great Catholic - New Evangelization in a nutshell, dialogue without ultimate purpose in mind.

Read the rest HERE