February 24, 2019

REPOST: Guardians of the Gate

[Ed. note: I wrote the below post in November 2016, when the state of the Catholic Church seemed bleak. Today, however, most would say it is more bleaker now than back then and I would have to agree. There is just too much factual evidence to support any other position. The Catholic Church has now not only made friends with the world, she has made friends with her arch enemy Islam.  We Catholics have been able for years now to descend into any Protestant sect we choose and still be saved - and now we can do so by descending into Islam as well, since the Islamic wall is now lying in crumbles at the gate of St. Peters.

We can now apparently be saved by adhering to ALL religions, whichever one we choose to.  For myself, I'm choosing NOT to be "saved" by any religion save that of Our Lord Jesus Christ, no matter how hard it gets.

With some slight editing and updating, I repost it here in its entirety. DAH]

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The above is who - and what - we Roman Catholics are. Silent sentinels, grabbing a short rest after a lengthy battle, ever ready to again raise our sword on short notice against any who dare try to breach our walls. We remain at our post, standing in defense of all that lays beyond the doorway, seemingly inert but with ears attuned to the winds around us.

This is our Catholic lot. This is what our Godparents promised in our name at our Baptism. This is why we were Confirmed as Soldiers of Christ. This is what we vowed at our Nuptial Mass. This is what wives and children expect of their husbands and Fathers - and what some Mothers must do in his stead. This is what the Cristeros did, as did their Vendean brothers and sisters before them.

These are the Faithful spouses, guarding the door to homes long abandoned by their once-thought lifelong mate; these are the Cardinal Burke's; the Athanasius Schneider's; the Bernard Fellay's. These are the likes of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, of Sts. Edmond Campion and Margaret Clitherow. These are the Mundabor's and the Rorate Caeli's; the Misses Barnhardt and White, as well as The Remnant and The Catholic Family News. There are others, if one cares to look - they hide in plain site.

Who guard not to keep all others out, but to keep out only those who would fain to see harm done to those within the sacred walls. Who fight not to overthrow those in earthly authority, but to preserve that which has been bequeathed by the rightful King of both Heaven and earth. 

We are members of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, founded by Christ to bring all men to their eternal Salvation. Do not try to make of us anything besides that which Christ Himself ordained from all Eternity, or we will fight. Do not tell us we can now subvert our Faith in countless ways and still attain Heaven, or we will vomit you out of our mouths. Do not think that the wearing of white, purple or red assures our submission to your heretical or heterodox words, for we will bathe your darkness with 2,000 years of The Way, The Truth and The Light. Know that we cannot - and will not - walk where your path leads. We are sheep, but we can not - and will not - let ourselves be led astray by wolves.

Why?

Simple...

We. are. Roman. Catholics.



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February 3, 2019

A Dead State Walking

                                             




Every person in New York who is not a Liberal and/or Infanticide Democrat should be quaking in their shoes, or rather, waiting for the next moral shoe to drop. Having now proudly promoted itself as a certified-by-the-state-legislature Death State, it can only be a matter of time before the very old join the very young in a one-way ticket into oblivion. As can now be clearly seen, it only took a span of less than 50 years and the stroke of a pen to rid a society of full term innocent babies deemed undesirable by a small minority of mind-numbed, immoral demigods. What protections may yet remain for the very old and/or invalid adults that might become burdensome, when even full term babies have now become an endangered species?

 Adolf Hitler (himself a demigod of sorts) tried to rid himself and his utopian society of innocent adult and child undesirables by legislation and by force - and in a shorter amount of time than did New York. But a world still firmly ensconced inside its moral womb rightly rejected his desires and ultimately prevailed, though it took a World War to stop him. 



In 2019, however, the enlightened minds of a group of Planned Parenthood educated children, years in the making, has reached its fruition, to wit: (1) the legal extermination by the state of its very near and/or full term children citizens; (2) the full acceptance of the reign of Baal in their lives; and (3) the final scourging and crucifixion of what's left of their moral conscience. This is George Orwell's "1984"; Suzanne Collins's "The Hunger Games"; Lois Lowry's "The Giver" (which portrays infanticide by state fiat in the movie version-I've never read the book) in real life. Hollywood has been outclassed and outmaneuvered by a small class of Eastern demigods. 

Ultimately, however, what New York its and small "c" catholic Governor have done amounts to an anarchy, as it removes from the hierarchical structure an entire class of defenseless people. We went to war in 1941 to - in part - defend the defenseless against tyranny, dictators and militarists seeking to impose their version of Utopia. Now, almost 80 years later, we applaud and codone the same sort of tyrants and dictators as we thought to rid the world of those many years ago. New York has set a precedent and certainly cracked the moral glass ceiling. They have set forth the Medusa's curse that has turned their hearts into stone before the ink even dried on the death warrant now being served to innocent children. New York has let loose the flood: the state of Virginia is actively pursuing similar legislation, as is New Mexico. Others will surely follow...can California be that far behind?

The legacy that New York and its small "c" catholic Governor will give to themselves and its female citizens will not be the freedom to abort full term babies, but the legacy of more Souls innocent of any guilt that will be lost to this inhumane and immoral travesty of justice. 

In his Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma, Ludwig Ott wrote:

"The Union Councils of Lyons and of Florence declared that the souls of the damned are punished with unequal punishments . . . This is probably intended to assert not merely a specific difference in the punishment of original sin and of personal sins, but also a difference in the degree of punishment for personal sins [cf. Matt. 11:22; Luke 20:47]

. . . . St. Augustine teaches "In their wretchedness the lot of some of the damned will be more tolerable than that of others. Justice demands that the punishment be commensurate with the guilt." (Ott, Fundamentals, 482)

If the above should be true (I am no theologian), the then-silent scream of a full term child's - nay, any preborn child's - body being ripped apart during an abortion could very well be a very loud crescendo of screams that is heard for all eternity by those involved in its making.



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