Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Please, Holy Father, know that you have missed the mark


Once again, Pope Francis has given us an Exhortation.  As you can see by the word cloud above, the real message hiding in Gaudete et exultate is "Saint Can Love Life, Jesus Lord, God, Others with Good Will"

Not as eloquent as the last word cloud, and perhaps can be rearranged.  Any takers in the comments?

Once again though, nice idea, telling us to embrace holiness, but the problems are in the details.


I find it problematic that in Gaudete et exsultate, a quick word search for "repentance", "penance" and "confession" are not mentioned as a path to holiness, "conversion" is mentioned only once as one possible path to holiness, and the Eucharist and Reconciliation and devotions are only mentioned as a path to sanctification "we are familiar with" and thus, apparently, don't need to be mentioned in depth (Paragraph 110).  In a world where 5/6 Catholics reject weekly Mass, I think that is a horrible assumption that we are currently familiar with the sacraments.

Paragraphs 35-62 inclusive are extremely problematic, given that he then engages in this very error himself in paragraphs 158-175 when he invokes the Jesuit semi-pelagian disciplines of discernment and subjective conscience against Church Teaching!  Paragraphs 168 and 173 are especially painful, given the change that this Pope claims is from the spirit, yet wounds so much the victims of pederasty and divorce.

This form of holiness, that hates contemplation and prayer (right up front in paragraph 26 he claims that contemplatives, hermits, and anchorites are in fact "unhealthy"), is rather strange to me, though at one time I followed that path of only the corporal works of mercy and never the spiritual works myself. But when I followed that path of only the active life, I did not find holiness, I did not find joy, but merely escape from my sin. To find forgiveness for my sin required repentance, and in repentance, lies true holiness.
And finally, pro-lifers, the correct response to the pulled out of context quote from Paragraph 101 "Equally sacred, however, are the lives of the poor, those already born, the destitute, the abandoned and the underprivileged, the vulnerable infirm and elderly exposed to covert euthanasia, the victims of human trafficking, new forms of slavery, and every form of rejection." is found in the very sentence before "Our defence of the innocent unborn, for example, needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a human life, which is always sacred and demands love for each person, regardless of his or her stage of development." (clearly, whomever translated this is from England!)

Please, Holy Father, know that we, your abused children, have adopted rigidity for our very survival. That we are rigid not out of gnostic and pelagian selfishness, but out of actual harm done to our families and ourselves by the embrace of sexual revolutionary ideas by the clergy and the consecrated. We are rigid because we have to be- to protect our sons and our daughters from pornographers and sex traffickers that are not only common in society, but have even infested the clergy of the church. We have a need to protect intact marriages from the abuse of divorce. 

We are the wounded. Why has the church abandoned us?

Sunday, March 18, 2018

A bit sour on the idea of progress



Progressivism and Catholicism are incompatible.

I have no hope left for progress. Every time somebody uses the word progress, hidden in it is "how can I hurt my neighbor today".

It is just as bad within the Church. Every time I turn around, people are using "prudence", "Pastoral", "discernment" and "conscience" in very thinly disguised excuses for abuse. I do not think we should be fooled by such claims.


Of course, part of my impression MIGHT be because I live in a state where "progress" is defined as kill the unborn and the old human beings to save the salmon and fund windmills. And that whenever I argue against the genocide of the unwanted at church, I'm sure to run across some "Jesuit trained" person who thinks homosexual rape of boys builds character and that abortion and contraception are necessary to keep those awful poor people from breeding too much.The latest expansion on the Death With Dignity act seems very undignified to me. If you have no use of your arms, the attendants can now choose to just stop feeding you. Was signed into law last week. Thus we now have two forms of euthanasia in Oregon- voluntarily chocking down 9 grams of barbiturates ground into your applesauce, or involuntarily starving to death.

Next up according to the man who wrote the latest bill: Removal of the six month terminal illness limit and requirement for depression testing for dementia patients.

Next up according to the man who wrote the latest bill: Removal of the six month terminal illness limit and requirement for depression testing for dementia patients.
So forgive me if I'm a bit sour, on the whole idea of "progress"

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Ebeneezer Scrooge was a liberal!

And so are the swamp establishment RINOs who inhabit congress today!.  In the debate on the child tax credit, which is at least $20,000 too low to begin with, you can just hear Scrooge in the background arguing with the charity people:

“Are there no prisons?”“Plenty of prisons…”“And the Union workhouses.” demanded Scrooge. “Are they still in operation?”“Both very busy, sir…”“Those who are badly off must go there.”“Many can’t go there; and many would rather die.”“If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”


This is not pro-life conservativism.  This isn't conservativism at all.  These people are liberals.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Does Modern Sexual Revolution Cause Sexual Harassment?

I've been saying this for years- the rape culture and the sexual harassment culture is one and the same.  Can't have one without the other.

Here Archbishop Sample makes the same remark:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A new start

I haven't been blogging here very much lately, because I've had a crisis of faith.  My crisis stems primarily from my own conviction that I waited too long in life to get married, and as a result, our child is an only child.  Add to that all of the talk coming from the church as of late on the permissibly of divorce, the seeming hatred of people who "breed like rabbits", the tendency of the Pontifical Academy of the sciences towards apocalyptic overpopulation predictions, and my own fears that my form of marriage may no longer fit in what is permissible for a Catholic, and I've been practically frozen.

That changes with this blog post, which ironically will be the last one on this subject for this particular blog.  A new blog will be starting soon:  The Wisdom of the Ages-Aged (this post will be updated with a link when I start that blog).  This post will serve as an outline and a reading list for my research into a new set of pre-Cana materials which I plan on releasing for free on the web, and for a very nominal cost on DVD.  My intent is to have both blog articles and vlogs related to home economics, conception, and divorce avoidance.

My real intent is to one day remove the excuse "We did not know what Catholic Marriage was" from annulment tribunals in the United States.  This should NEVER be an excuse for divorce, and never an excuse for annullment

In no specific order, the source material for this comes entirely from the following orthodox sources:


Please add in the comments anything else you think I should read, as I engage on this project in the coming year.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Prayer vs gun laws- sometimes nothing CAN make a difference

I certainly think 26 members of Southland Baptist are now Catholics, part of the Church Triumphant enjoying Heaven, having lived through the purgatory of an atheist coming into their church services and shooting everybody.  The other approximately 24 people are still living through their purgatory- wounded, mostly with bullets.

I doubt you can find a single-pro-gun NRA member who would agree that Devin Kelly, or any other former soldier dishonorably discharged for domestic violence, should have been able to own weapons.

Neither does federal law.  US Code 18.922 should have prevented this man from owning weapons, let alone pasting pictures of his weapons on his facebook page.  The ATF should have been all over this guy *YEARS* ago.

You can pass all the laws you want, but  if there is no willingness to *ENFORCE THE LAWS ALREADY ON THE  BOOKS* then you might as well pray to the flying spaghetti monster to have Scotty Beam you up- there ain't no intelligent life left down here.

Friday, November 3, 2017

New Top Graphic Says it all!

I just had to relink to today's XKCD for the top graphic for this blog.  I quite often feel that way online.
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