January 28, 2017
Despite what goes on in Rome (or elsewhere in the world for that matter), the strings that control all are securely tied to the fingers of Our Lord. By his Will or Permission, men rule, make rules, and make mistakes, for ill or for good for the person or persons involved.
This Pope has not been good for Catholics or the Church when he departs from its perennial teaching and mission; he is a bad ruler simply because of his patented "thug" methodology (other writers' term, but it is apropos) which at the very least is un-Catholic and un-Charitable; he has made "deplorable" those Catholics who hold fast to Our Lord's words and the Church's perennial teachings and Latin Mass, as if we were dumber than a box of rocks for doing so; he has made and promoted - implicitly or explicitly - rules that contradict the very words of God and Our Lord. I simply do not understand how any cleric wearing black, purple or red can simply brush that aside. Can they be that dumb or am I just a simpleton?
Regardless, the Pope needs our prayers and the Church clerics need to awaken from their lethargy. Until that happens, we need to stand with Our Lord when a conflict between man and God arises, for it is Him we all must answer to eventually, and I doubt He will accept the answer "Well, the Pope said it was OK for me to receive Communion without getting an annulment" or "The Bishop in our diocese allowed me to receive Communion while in an adulterous marriage without going to Confession".
Confusion reigns supreme in the Church today. There seems to be little left of the 4 marks of the Church, for all have been assaulted in various ways for decades with no clear end in sight.
Still, it is comforting to know where the strings that control all are secured, for it is the only security we seemingly have left. Where men will fail other men, themselves and the world, Our Lord will never fail His Church or those who strive to remain Faithful to His Teachings.
Pray for Pope Francis, the Cardinals, the Bishops and priests for all are worthy of our prayers. We should remember well the words of Thomas a Kempis, "We are all frail but think none more frail than thyself".
"Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Francisco: Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius. Tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram ædificabo Ecclesiam Meam, et portæ inferi non prævalebunt adversus eam."
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January 20, 2017
I don't think of myself as very smart or enlightened, but then that never stopped me from using my brain the way God intended either. The left and right hemisphere of my brain were not put there to just take up space, or to give the liquid that surrounds and protects it its own purpose. No, my brain was put there for me to exercise my reasoning and deductive powers in order to make informed decisions according to my Conscience, my Faith and my Civil duties.
I do not need a Political Action Committee to
Much the same goes for my Catholic Faith. I was taught the 10 Commandments, the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost, the Seven Sacraments and the Old and New Testaments among other teachings, whether dogmatic or otherwise. To my knowledge, none of the aforementioned items have ever been abrogated or modified in any way. At least, I don't remember a "new" Moses a few centuries after the parting of the Red Sea coming down from Italy's Mt. Etna with a new and modernized set of 10 Commandments. Or is that what happened in 1962 ala Pope John XXIII and VII???
No, my dear modernist Bishops ...I don't need a Bishop Timmy-Johnny with his rainbow-colored vestments telling me how I should embrace sodomitical people and accompany them on their journey to Hell, and that I should never - and Bp. Timmy-Johnny means NEVER! - should I tell them that Eternal Hell is where they will wind up if they die unrepentant.
Nor do I need Cardinal Effeminate telling me how those in irregular adulterous marriages and same-sex sodomitical relationships are deserving of the Holy Eucharist because they feel left out, abandoned or otherwise not "in communion" with Holy Mother Church and the rest of the rank-and-file parishioners. (They all are deserving of the Eucharist, and "full communion" assuming, of course, that they live chastely, go to confession, repent and make amends for any grievous sins.)
Oh, and I don't need that great bastion of Catholic Orthodoxy known as The Cardinals:Kasper & Marx LLC (and apparently, their fellow Fortune 500 collaborators, The Maltese Mafia PA, to assure me that there are now unique situations that changes a send-me-to-Hell adulterous marriage into a send-me-to-the-Communion-Rail-because-I'm-now-good adulterous marriage courtesy of Amoris Laetitia ("...and ya know, like, Christ can't do anything about it cause, you know, I Lurv Him and all that, and my unique situation was previously unknown in the Church and so I'm now good to go without all the added expense and headache of getting that pesky no-cost annulment from my diocese.")
And I especially do not need a Pope Francis Bergoglio telling me day in and day out how much of an idiot I have been all these 63 years trying to live my Catholic Faith as it has always been taught and handed down the previous 2,013 years (for the most part, or at least until Vatican II); how I have been duped, dumbed down, led astray, lived in error; how I have misinterpreted the Bible, Christ's own words and the meaning behind St. Paul's correction of St. Peter. That everything I have been taught was taught incorrectly, that the God of surprises failed to surprise me or anyone else until March 13, 2013, and instead just left me to flap around in the darkness. Is it any wonder I never made it through college; never made a million dollars; never got to be the president of my own company - it's all because I've been duped into thinking I was a Faithful Catholic, fully understanding of my religion and what God and Our Lord expected of me. Now I find I've been a fool or been fooled. I am so-o-o-o-o glad all of the above personages have brought me to a greater understanding of....
JUST HOW STUPID DO YOU THINK I AM?!?!?!?
I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, my Dear Bishops, Cardinals and Pope, but it is not I who appears to be less than smart. It is readily apparent that some of you haven't a clue as to what the Catholic Faith teaches; what Our Lord said about divorce or that he raised marriage between a man and a woman to a Sacrament. You must not know the 6th commandment condemns adultery in no uncertain terms and that its author - God Himself - cannot teach error. But obviously, you can, have and are. I don't know where you got your seminary training or who taught religion to you, but they sure as hell did not know what the hell they were talking about. I know a group of elementary and middle school children who could run rings and loop-de-loops around the lot of you if you were brave enough to take them on in a debate. And why wouldn't they? They have 2,000 years of Objective Truth they can reference, whereas you have what? 50 or 60 years of watered down Catholicism based upon emotions and subjective truth? No contest, I am afraid.
You do know that most Faithful Catholics read the headlines that your words and actions produce and simply shake their head and laugh - and then continue on following the immutable Truth of Our Lord Jesus Christ? You know that, right?
Oh! and thanks to you, my IQ has now risen to such stature that I have (1) applied to the MENSA Society for membership as my IQ most certainly must be quadrupled compared to yours; (2) applied to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for my Doctorate in Math. This is by virtue of my complete understanding of the complex mathematical formula 2 + 2 = 4; and (3) received my Doctorate in Theology, courtesy of Dr. Ludwig Ott and Tan Books (see my Doctorate Book at the beginning of this post, awarded to me via US Mail in 2015). I use this whenever you write, speak or otherwise promulgate anything to do with the Catholic Faith. It is the first book I grab after reading or hearing what you've written, spoken or promulgated and compare them against what Dr. Ott has written - if it matches with my Dogma Doctorate, then I agree and will follow you. But when if it does not match, then I simply follow my Doctorate Book, my Sensus Catholicus and the Bible. I can't go wrong with them, for they are all based upon the immutable truth of the Catholic Faith.
All of you need to recuse yourself from teaching, speaking or promulgating anything to do with the Catholic Faith, let alone anything doing with the secular world. Why? Because it is clear that you are far, far, far away from having the required reason and clarity with which to proclaim anything, except that, maybe, you are hungry and to please feed me.
I suppose you are unaware that the Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly states that "It belongs to the perfection of the moral or human good that the passions be governed by reason."? Or have you forgotten that in light of your own subjective "reasoning"? To be sure, it is clear to any with even a basic knowledge of Catholicism 101 that your subjective passions lead you...and lead you astray. Too bad you are unable - or is it unwilling? - to know and understand that??
Regardless of your human frailties, you all remain in my prayers, mainly for your conversion back to the One True Faith as it has always been taught and handed down since the time of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Who, incidentally, is the True Head of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church to which you are just caretakers and shepherds.
I respectfully suggest you think about your stewardship when the Chief Shepherd comes back and asks you for the accounting of his patrimony from you. What will you have left to offer him?
"For a bishop must be without crime, as the steward of God: not proud, not subject to anger, not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre: But given to hospitality, gentle, sober, just, holy, continent: Embracing that faithful word which is according to doctrine, that he may be able to exhort in sound doctrine, and to convince the gainsayers. For there are also many disobedient, vain talkers, and seducers: especially they who are of the circumcision:Who must be reproved, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre' s sake. One of them a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slothful bellies. This testimony is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men, who turn themselves away from the truth. All things are clean to the clean: but to them that are defiled, and to unbelievers, nothing is clean: but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.They profess that they know God: but in their works they deny him; being abominable, and incredulous, and to every good work reprobate."
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