This beautiful website was begun by my friends as a promotion of the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum
of Pope Benedict XVI. The Letter was received with great joy by all of us who love the Traditional Mass, and we hoped that it would signal a return of the traditional faith and worship.
It is with sadness, then, we report that, under the pontificate of Francis, the Letter is now precariously balanced on the edge of cliff. It may, in fact, have already fallen. The pope has abrogated it for one Traditional community, the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. They have been ordered to switch to the Novus Ordo on August 11, and will not be able to use the ancient rite except on special occasion, and then, only with permission.
The advance of the Evil One is hard to mistake. The United States are every day sinking deeper into the stranglehold of Communism, and Rome is sharply turning away from Tradition. Our Lady of Fatima warned us of the errors of Russia, and how we must pray the Holy Rosary every day if we are to survive the deluge that is about to come. The decision point is coming ever closer for each of us. Will you hold fast to the Traditions that you received from the Ancients (2 Thess. 2:15), or will you update?
Pray the Rosary every day, and pray for Pope Francis.
I don't see an option for a Catholic to sit out this election. The situation is grave in many ways. The life issue is most obvious, but the Communist destruction of society is equally immediate. The choices are starkly different, unlike the 2000 and 2004 elections of Bush, elections which I sat out, by the way.
Some Catholics frame the choice as "a lesser of two evils," and use this to excuse themselves from voting. Framing the choice as "a lesser of two evils" does not do justice either to the candidates or to Catholic teaching on voting. As shown below, Obama represents evils that categorically exceed current evils, i.e., not differing merely by degree. As for voting, Catholic teaching does not admit supporting the lesser of two evils. As shown below, Catholic teaching admits "peremptory" voting to prevent grave evils, as in voting against a "subversive candidate," as Pope St. Pius X taught. Furthermore, failure to vote peremptorily in a grave situation was regarded as a mortal sin.
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Bishop Jenky of Peoria, Illinois, is providing solid Catholic direction to the faithful, and is making sure they hear it this weekend, just before the election. The bishop has ordered his letter
to be read to all the faithful at Mass. Some excertps follow.
Since the foundation of the American Republic and the adoption of the Bill of Rights, I do not think there has ever been a time more threatening to our religious liberty than the present.
Today, Catholic politicians, bureaucrats, and their electoral supporters who callously enable the destruction of innocent human life in the womb also thereby reject Jesus as their Lord. They are objectively guilty of grave sin.
I therefore call upon every practicing Catholic in this Diocese to vote. Be faithful to Christ and to your Catholic Faith.
It is an excellent letter. Pray for his excellency, and pray the Rosary that our evil president is removed.
We have already looked at how government "health" care devolves to rationing
, forcing the sick and elderly to bow to the will of the almighty State, take their pill
and spare us the cost of actually helping them. This is the pragmatic Obama, who can't balance a budget, but wants us commoners to do our "fair share" of cost cutting, even if it costs us our life.
Pragmatic Obama extended the envelope of cost savings to include "free" contraception. "[T]he overall cost of care is lower," he said, adding, "That's why we passed this law. And we are going to keep it."
It's a cost savings? Yes, according to her evil-ness, the "Catholic" HHS Secretary Sebelius, as she made clear to Congress last March. “The reduction in the number of pregnancies is--compensates for the cost of contraception.” She added, “Providing contraception as a critical preventive health benefit for women and for their children, reduces health-care costs.” What a mouthful! It's "critical," it's "preventive," and, get this, it's for the women and "their children!" Are those the children that have arrived, or the ones that will be prevented, Kathleen? What shortsightedness, preventing future taxpayers in an effort to save money.
If cost savings is worth forcing grandma to take a pill and die quietly, and worth preventing children by providing moms with "free" pills, is it fair to ask if mom will always be free not to take the pill? If cost savings is worth murdering the elderly, is it not worth chemically spaying moms? Will there eventually be limits on the number of children a mom can have? Let's say, up to her "fair share," then she must submit to the good of the State? What's to prevent this from coming to fruition once the system is entirely bankrupt?
When will our bishops take off the kid gloves and hit Hussein where it counts, in the ballot box? Cowards.
For those who imagine that the Affordable Care Act, known as ObamaCare, offers either affordability or care, they are seriously misled. The act denies every American the freedom to obtain his own health care, to contract with doctors and insurance providers, to best satisfy his needs. It is rather grand larceny, first, in stealing medicare protection promises from seniors who have paid into the system, second, by stealing the means for them to obtain their own medical care by fining them for not conforming. Finally, ObamaCare devolves to ObamaKill, to murder
, by denying Americans care if their prognosis is not good. Murder will be the result of the rationing decreed by government death panels
Here is an excellent article by Dr. Elaina George that details the horror that Obama has foisted on us. Some excerpts follow.
The truth is this: Medicare is going bankrupt, and the government knows it.
On one hand, the Democrats have sought to demonize Republicans during election cycles by bringing up the boogeyman of vouchers while enacting the Affordable Care Act, which funnels away more than 700 billion dollars to set up the infrastructure of Obamacare – which in reality is a process that will remove that money directly from patient care (517 billion dollars from part A, which comes from the Medicare hospital trust fund, and 247 billion dollars from part B, which comes from the supplemental Medicare insurance trust fund).
Under Obamacare (beginning October 1st), hospitals will be fined for readmitting a patient for the same medical problem within 30 days after discharge. This pressure on the hospital will have unintended consequences. It will pit the hospital's financial interests against the patient’s interests.
Under Obamacare, there are panels empowered to decide what constitutes standards of care (evidence based medicine). These panels will decide how a disease is treated and will encompass everything from what medications will be allowed to be used, to how long it should take for a patient to respond to treatment. The doctor and the patient will have no say and individualized care will be a thing of the past.
Romney is our only hope of becoming free from the scourge of ObamaKill. For those who imagine that ending ObamaKill will hurt the poor, think again. How did we create our never-before-seen-in-history health-care system? It came from men who were free to contract, free to create. The creativity and generosity of Americans has led to unprecedented surplus and quality of care for the least in society. Stifle this, and the poor will suffer, along with the sick and the elderly. Pray the Rosary for an end to ObamaKill.
From now until Nov. 4, get to your local abortion mill and pray the Holy Rosary. Save a baby. Save our country. Sponsored by 40 Days for Life
UPDATE:New York City’s oldest and largest abortion clinic stops abortions due to pro-life protests!!
The Obama Administration, after ordering Catholic hospitals
to supply abortifacients in violation of Christian morality, apologized to Muslim murderers
in Libya, saying "the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others." Oy vey!
It gets worse. President Obama then sent the highest military officer in the land to intimidate a private citizen because of his public denunciations of the false Muslim creed. Good grief! Hussein thinks this is a banana republic, not a constitutional republic!
It gets even worse. Holy See spokesman and defender of therapeutic abortion, Fr. Federico Lombardi, echoed Hussein by condemning "provocations against the sensibilities of Muslim believers," while saying nothing about the murder of Americans! Holy Father, please get rid of this disgrace of a spokesman.
While we still have the right to speak on behalf of Christ and True Religion in opposing all His enemies, let us hear what some holy men in the Faith had to say about the Muhammedan cult:
If you do believe there is a God, you must also believe that there is a true religion; and if you do not believe that the Roman Catholic is the true one, tell me, which one is? ... Perhaps that of Muhammad ... a religion invented by an infamous imposter and framed for beasts rather than humans? St. Alphonsus
Muhammad was a disciple of the devil, and his followers are in a state of perdition. St. George of San Saba
Read more about Islam and the Faith. A good site to keep watch on the horde is Jihad Watch.
UPDATE (13 Sep.): Good Heavens! The official American purge of Christians has begun!
Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California ... as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence ...The man identifying himself as Bacile told the AP he was an Israeli-born, 56-year-old Jewish writer and director. But a Christian activist involved in the film project, Steve Klein, told the AP on Wednesday that Bacile was a pseudonym and that the man was Christian. Klein had told the AP on Tuesday that the filmmaker was an Israeli Jew who was concerned for family members who live in Egypt.
The Feds have outed a man who has not broken the law, and has potentially put his family in danger of death! Get ready, dear Catholics, because there is no longer any protection under the law for you!
UPDATE 2 (15 Sep.): The local sheriff descended on the filmmaker at midnight to take him in for "questioning." Shades of Stalin. This isn't about the film. It's not about Muslims. It's about Obama. The guy makes Obama look incompetent. Like Joe the Plumber, but much worse. Give Hussein four more years, and you won't recognize this country anymore.
UPDATE 3 (25 Sep.): Hussein spoke before the U.N. today and basically denied Christians any participation in world affairs, saying: "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." Americans Wake Up! Sharia law is not far off.
Phil Lawler has a very insightful article about episcopal inaction in matters of abuse entitled Will a criminal conviction finally get the American bishops' attention?
Bishop Robert Finn has been convicted in a court of law for doing what scores of other American bishops have done in the recent past. It’s true that Bishop Finn will not serve actual jail time, ... In Pennsylvania, meanwhile, Msgr. William Lynn is already behind bars, ...
Both of them failed—so the courts tell us—to follow up responsibly on complaints of sexual abuse by priests. During the “Long Lent” of 2002 the American public learned that dozens of American bishops—a solid majority of the hierarchy, by all indications—had been guilty of the same sort of negligence. Yet even today, after a decade of painful experience, the bishops continue to tell us that the answer to the sex-abuse scandal is to hold priests responsible, and even to hold lay people responsible.
Wrong! The answer to the sex-abuse scandal—the answer that the American hierarchy still has not provided—is to hold bishops responsible.
... if our bishops are still inclined to look the other way when confronted with serious abuses—and these are abuses, too—I’m afraid they still haven’t got the message.
Right on, Phil! Until bishops are held responsible, the problem will not be solved. So much for pastoral solicitude. They don't get it.
For those inclined to have sympathy for Bp. Finn because no child was molested, and other bishops have done much worse, well ... don't. Read Steve Brady's 2007 newsletter, starting on page 7. It describes how Bp. Finn reassigned a fag priest caught with homo kiddie porn on his computer. Finn got upset that Brady exposed his cover-up. Bp. Finn doesn't get it, and was a train wreck waiting to happen. It's good they got him before some child got raped.
Forward! Full Socialist press! The Democratic Nat'l Convention opened with a video that proclaims The Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To
!! No longer citizens, we are of the collective. We are conscripts. Slaves.
The Socialists have nothing to campaign on, so they are advertizing their true colors. First, and most telling, is that they have dropped 'God' from their party platform. The one final reference -- gone! [Update Sep 5: 'God" is back, over the clear opposition of the delegates. Seems the DNC caught too much flack?] Second, they are pushing taxpayer-funded abortion, are featuring the head of Planned Parenthood as a speaker, and are having a PP-sponsored “Sex, Politics, and Cocktails” party. Last, but not least, the new party platform supports queer "marriage".
If these Socialists succeed, we might not get another chance to end their murderous cult. Pray the Rosary for the conversion of Russia.
The President of the United States proclaims the end of private enterprise!
If you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think, well, it must be 'cause I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something: There are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (July 13, 2012)
Make no mistake, these are the words of egalitarianism and collectivism. This is the siren song of the socialist. It appeals to those who have less, and pits them against those who have more. Obama denigrates intelligence and hard work while flattering his audience as being smart and hard-working. He could have said, "Vote for me and you'll all be wealthy." There is no substance here, only envy.
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In an insult to the Virgin Mother of God, Pope Benedict appointed Abp. Müller
to head the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Ratzinger's longtime position. In one of his books, Müller denied the Perpetual Virginity of Our Lady
in terms not worthy of repeating here. Müller also wrote of the Holy Eucharist as being symbols of Christ's presence. Both of these heresies were published since 2002, and there is no indication that Müller has recanted.
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