Update on the Apocalypse

There is much discussion on the interweebs regarding the Stephen Walford open letter to the dubia brothers.  I will try not to repeat what has already been said, but there are one or two things I want to point out. If you haven’t already, read the whole thing HERE.
The central theme running through this is something along the lines of, “The pope can change discipline whenever he wants, because he’s the pope.” The error of positivism has been refuted elsewhere, and better than I could have done.  But what also needs to be called out is the error of saying AL only changed “discipline”. Allowing Communion in the hand is a (horrible) change in discipline.  Allowing Communion for those who remain obstinate in Mortal Sin is an attempt to change Scripturally-based Doctrine. Read this sentence from AL#301 and see how many violations of doctrine you can find:

Hence it is can no longer simply be said that all those in any “irregular” situation are living in a state of mortal sin and are deprived of sanctifying grace.

Here, let me have a crack at it: God is no longer immutable, he changes His Divine Law. Adultery now isn’t always Adultery. Now you can receive sanctifying grace even while remaining in an objective state of mortal sin. So how did the mortal sin get removed without full contrition, firm purpose of amendment, and sacramental confession? Don’t you see how this absurd notion, borne out of false mercy, completely shatters the entire fabric of moral doctrine?
It’s all a total lie, straight from the father of lies himself. But it does have the benefit of neatly summing up the new religion in one sentence.
Okay now to my favorite part of the Walford letter to the dubias. I’m just going to insert my comments and let you enjoy, but be forewarned it gets a little dark at the end.

You may or may not be aware that there is a growing section of traditionalists and even some conservative Catholics who see you as the standard bearers for the rejection of this papacy. They repeatedly pledge their allegiance to Francis as true pope. Although I did think it was brilliant for them to insert the part in their latest letter about the growing number of people who think he’s not the pope.  I bet the walls of Santa Marta were reverberating with rage rant on that note. I know from experience that some of it is deeply troubling. You find it troubling?  Good, good, we must be doing something right. The abuse from many, including those who run websites and Traditionalist blogs aimed at the Holy Father and those who are loyal to him, is nothing short of satanic. Yeah, our appeal to 2000 years of Church teaching is clearly satanic. The Gates of Hell will Not Prevail didn’t take effect until 11 October 1962, right? You are their role models and that is an intolerable situation. In reality, there is no confusion but only outright rejection and defiance towards the legitimate Pope and his magisterial teachings…

About those last two sentences… I’m sorry to say he’s right about both.
It really is an intolerable situation that these men are our role models. It’s intolerable that there are only four of them.  It’s intolerable knowing this is the best we’ve got. It’s intolerable knowing that there is not a single red pilled great facade traditionalist among them, nor among the entire college, nor among the entire episcopate. It really sucks, and this fact weighs way more on my faith than anything Francis and his minions could ever do.
Lastly, he’s right about “there is no confusion”.  I’ve written about it over and over again. There is no confusion, no ambiguity.  It’s all perfectly clear. It’s heresy.

Stop being shocked and appalled; Matthew was kind enough to lay it all out for you beforehand

For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say to you: Lo here is Christ, or there, do not believe him. For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. Behold I have told it to you, beforehand. Matt 24:21-25

For the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened. Why? Because God, being both perfect mercy and perfect justice, will ultimately force Himself upon the scene.  Why? Because the gravity, depth and invasiveness of the deception will be so complete, that even the most devout among the faithful would ultimately lose their faith over it. So there will come a point where it becomes so bad, God will override His own mandate concerning the sanctity of free will, because His perfect mercy and perfect justice demand it.
And no, we are not even close to this happening yet.
So stop being surprised, shocked, appalled, worried, uncertain, LUKEWARM. You’ve got the script laid out right in front of you.  Adjust your bearing, and put on the armor of God.
To help you visualize, think about the scene in Aliens where Ripley, who has already been a total bad ass for the past two hours, gets on the elevator to go down into the reactor core to save Newt. She saddles up, checks her gear, closes her eyes and takes a deep recollective breath. The moment she opens her eyes, you know it’s Game On.
That’s called rebooting your brain – adjusting your bearing such that every fiber of your being, natural and supernatural, is focused on singularity of mission.
Do that.

But But But if only there were some signs and signals! How in the world were we supposed to know?

Francis thinks he is simply refusing to kneel before a piece of bread, when in reality he is in a staring contest with his enemy.
And yes, we’ve seen this act before.  All the time, really. You’d think he would have told someone, nay, raged on someone (+Marini?) to just STOP PUTTING THE PRIE DIEU OUT THERE.
Remember this?

Isn’t this the same guy who famously said, “No more pickled pepper sour puss Christians?”

francis pickle faced
“Non Serviam”

This was during Exposition on the Annunciation last Saturday. Does this look like a man in prayerful reflection before his Lord and his God? Notice this time the instructions were given beforehand to NOT set up the prie-dieu. No, just a chair will be fine, and I’m not removing my zucchetto either BECAUSE IT’S JUST A CRACKER. Remember, the signalling isn’t just for you, boys and girls. The act itself is thrilling to him personally – the brazen, out in the open nature of it – because the real thrill for the diabolical narcissist is in publicly getting away with it. I would be willing to bet that the greatest thrill in his life was at his first Mass as “Pope Francis”, when he refused to genuflect at the consecration, as the whole world watched. HERE

And this:

These screen shots are from Saturday at the Te Deum, and were retweeted all over the world. “Te Deum laudamus” is how the hymn begins, “Thee, O God, we praise.”  Pssst, you’re supposed to kneel on that kneely thingee and praise God. It’s not polite to stand there and stare.
Silly Francis, he only kneels for muslims and wheelchairs. Not sure what +Marini is thinking, but I like how he keeps on setting up the prie dieu. Except when he sets it up and then Francis orders him to remove it, like at the opening of the Holy Door for the Year of (false) Mercy. We can’t have any distractions when Francis is going for an Ecce Homo moment with the press.  Watch, as he stands Vader-like at the 0:29 mark:

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Just think about what these pictures say, for all the world to see. Go back and look at the twitterpics again. There are two possibilities for what is going through the mind of Francis right here.
If he DOES believe in the Real Presence, the blinding Pride monster is on full rage. He is openly mocking God to His face, refusing to kneel to his creator, in a public demonstration of non serviam. Just like he does at the consecration at every Mass. But the visual in this scene is one of pure defiance.
If he DOES NOT believe in the Real Presence, he’s actually demonstrating not pride, in his mind, but humility. By allowing himself to be paraded in front of a cracker, he begrudging goes through the motions of doing his job, even if he can’t manage to wipe the scowl from his face.  Plus there is the added bonus of scoring points with the other cool kids who don’t believe any of that stuff.
Which one is it?
Which one is worse?
Well, I’m not sure what is going on in the FrancisBrain, but I sure know what is going on in actual reality. HERE

And then there is the choice of crozier today:
Happy Feast of Corpus Christi, everyone!

Attention rational beings: Acceptance of contraception is the evil which begets the destruction of ALL MORALITY

Sorry, I am up to my alligators in my day job right now and don’t have time for a two hour proof of this headline.  Go read Ann HERE and of course the encyclical HERE.
The principle question in Paragraph #3 is as follows:

Granted the conditions of life today and taking into account the relevance of married love to the harmony and mutual fidelity of husband and wife, would it not be right to review the moral norms in force till now, especially when it is felt that these can be observed only with the gravest difficulty, sometimes only by heroic effort? Moreover, if one were to apply here the so called principle of totality, could it not be accepted that the intention to have a less prolific but more rationally planned family might transform an action which renders natural processes infertile into a licit and provident control of birth? Could it not be admitted, in other words, that procreative finality applies to the totality of married life rather than to each single act? A further question is whether, because people are more conscious today of their responsibilities, the time has not come when the transmission of life should be regulated by their intelligence and will rather than through the specific rhythms of their own bodies.

The principle answer comes in PP#11-12:

The fact is, as experience shows, that new life is not the result of each and every act of sexual intercourse. God has wisely ordered laws of nature and the incidence of fertility in such a way that successive births are already naturally spaced through the inherent operation of these laws. The Church, nevertheless, in urging men to the observance of the precepts of the natural law, which it interprets by its constant doctrine, teaches that each and every marital act must of necessity retain its intrinsic relationship to the procreation of human life. This particular doctrine, often expounded by the magisterium of the Church, is based on the inseparable connection, established by God, which man on his own initiative may not break, between the unitive significance and the procreative significance which are both inherent to the marriage act. The reason is that the fundamental nature of the marriage act, while uniting husband and wife in the closest intimacy, also renders them capable of generating new life—and this as a result of laws written into the actual nature of man and of woman. And if each of these essential qualities, the unitive and the procreative, is preserved, the use of marriage fully retains its sense of true mutual love and its ordination to the supreme responsibility of parenthood to which man is called. We believe that our contemporaries are particularly capable of seeing that this teaching is in harmony with human reason.

Keep in mind, this paragraph, most certainly written by Cardinal Ottaviani after he had torn out and burned whatever wretched text had first appeared in this spot, is already a weakening of perennial Church teaching, because it places the Unitive aspect on the same plane as the Generative aspect. This is false. The Generative aspect is clearly superior to the Unitive. That’s a post for another day.
Now over to onepeterfive:

QUESTION POSED TO FRANCIS: Half a century after Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” can the Church take up again the topic of birth control? Your confrere, Cardinal [Carlo Maria] Martini [the late Archbishop of Milan] believed it was now time. [NB – Martini is believed to have been the leader of the St. Gallen Mafia; SS]
FRANCIS ANSWERS: It all depends on how the text of “Humanae Vitae” is interpreted. Paul VI himself, towards the end, recommended to confessors much mercy and attention to concrete situations. But his genius was prophetic, as he had the courage to go against the majority, to defend moral discipline, to apply a cultural brake, to oppose present and future neo-Malthusianism. The object is not to change the doctrine, but it is a matter of going into the issue in depth and to ensure that the pastoral ministry takes into account the situations of each person and what that person can do. This will also be discussed on the path to the Synod.

Steve Skojec continues:

He says Paul VI recommended “mercy” and “attention to concrete situations.” Our Amoris Laetitia secret decoder ring tells us that means, “If you follow your conscience, you can do whatever you like.”
He says “the object is not to change the doctrine”. Our Amoris Laetitia secret decoder ring tells us that means, “We don’t need to change the doctrine when we can do an end-run around it.”
He says the Church needs to “ensure that the pastoral ministry takes into account the situations of each person and what that person can do.” Our Amoris Laetitia secret decoder ring tells us that means, “if a doctrine is too hard, we’ll make an exception to it by means of ‘pastoral care’ and ‘personal discernment’.”
He says that Paul VI “had the courage to go against the majority” and “to defend moral discipline”. Our Amoris Laetitia secret decoder ring tells us that means, “If the majority wants to uphold the doctrine of the Church, we have the courage to pursue our agenda anyway and ensure they don’t prevail by rigging the process.”
Professor de Mattei has his own thoughts about courage when it comes to this new commission on Humanae Vitae: “Will there be any priest or theologian faced with this program of the ‘reinterpretation’ of Humane Vitae, [who] have the courage to utter the word ‘heresy’?”
We echo his question. They’re coming for Humanae Vitae and its proscriptions against contraception, and they’re not going to stop until they get what they want. If you’re a cardinal, bishop, or priest and wish you had spoken up sooner when they steamrolled their program through at the synods, and then again through the iron-fisted implementation of AL, you’re being given another chance.
Don’t mess it up this time. The faithful are counting on you.

As we have seen time and time again, the tactic will not be to scuttle the doctrine, but rather to hold it up as an unattainable ideal, such that it must be slathered in FrancisFalseMercy so that we can accompany and discern the concrete situations of persons pastorally. Dear bishops, it’s the bottom of the ninth, two out bases loaded and here comes the 0-2 pitch.
Now please scroll back up and click on that Ann Barnhardt link, because what she explains is the trajectory of widespread acceptance of contraception, and why it leads inexorably, by actual logic and reason, to the worship of murder, fornication and sodomy. That’s how we got here.  That’s why Roe.  That’s why Obergefell. That’s why porn chic.  That’s why Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Ariana Grande.

Deep in the heart of ramadan, Issue 9 of Rumiya (Rome) magazine from ISIS

Yes, the name of the new ISIS magazine is simply “Rome”. I wonder what that could be referring to? This magazine replaced the old one, Dabiq, which I wrote about last year HERE.
In that first post, I quoted directly from the English version of the magazine to show the clarity of thought, crisp diction and brutal truth as articulated by a devout jihadist who was obviously very well educated in the West:

Many Westerners, however, are already aware that claiming the attacks of (ISIS) to be senseless… is nothing more than a political act and a propaganda tool. The politicians will say it regardless of how much it stands in opposition to facts and common sense just to garner as many votes as they can for the next election cycle. The analysts and journalists will say it in order to keep themselves from becoming a target for saying something that the masses deem to be “politically incorrect”… The point is, people know that it’s foolish, but they keep repeating it regardless because they’re afraid of the consequences of deviating from the script. There are exceptions…people who will unabashedly declare that jihad and the laws of the Shari’ah – as well as everything else deemed taboo by the Islam-is-a-peaceful-religion crowd – are in fact completely Islamic, but they tend to be people with far less credibility who are painted as a social fringe, so their voices are dismissed and a large segment of the ignorant masses continues believing the false narrative.

Reminds me a lot of this:
And this:

Antoine Marie Izoarde, i.Media: Holy Father…The question is a little difficult: Catholics are a bit in shock, and not only in France, after the barbarous assassination of Fr. Jacques Hamel — as you know well — in his church while celebrating the Holy Mass. Four days ago, you here told us that all religions want peace. But this holy, 86-year-old priest was clearly killed in the name of Islam. So, Holy Father, I have two brief questions: why do you, when you speak of these violent events, always speak of terrorists, but never of Islam, never use the word Islam? And then, aside from prayer and dialogue, which are obviously essential, what concrete initiatives can you advise or suggest in order to counteract Islamic violence? Thank you, Holiness.
Pope Francis: I don’t like to speak of Islamic violence, because every day, when I browse the newspapers, I see violence, here in Italy … this one who has murdered his girlfriend, another who has murdered the mother-in-law … and these are baptized Catholics! There are violent Catholics! If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence … and no, not all Muslims are violent, not all Catholics are violent. It is like a fruit salad; there’s everything. There are violent persons of this religion … this is true: I believe that in pretty much every religion there is always a small group of fundamentalists. Fundamentalists. We have them. When fundamentalism comes to kill, it can kill with the language — the Apostle James says this, not me — and even with a knife, no? I do not believe it is right to identify Islam with violence. This is not right or true…

Anyway, here we are in the middle of bombathon ramadan and I see the newest issue of Rumiya (Rome) is out. Of course you should go read the whole thing, if for no other reason than to see how professional and glossy it is HERE, but you won’t, so here are a couple highlights from the section on military operations and suggested jihad tactics, subsection “Hostage Taking” (pg 47):

The objective of hostage-taking in the lands of disbelief
– and specifically in relation to just terror operations
– is not to hold large numbers of the kuffar
hostage in order to negotiate one’s demands. Rather,
the objective is to create as much carnage and terror
as one possibly can until Allah decrees his appointed
time and the enemies of Allah storm his location or
succeed in killing him. This is because the hostile kafir
only understands one language and that is the language
of force, the language of killing, stabbing and
slitting throats, chopping off heads, flattening them
under trucks, and burning them alive, ‘until they give
the jizyah while they are in a state of humiliation’
(At-Tawbah 29).

They are really good at footnoting, so go ahead and look up “At-Tawbah 29” oh never mind just click HERE.

This sunnah of inflicting a slaughter upon the kuffar
was ordered by Allah  when He said, “So when
you meet those who disbelieve, strike [their] necks until,
when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then
secure their bonds, and either [confer] favor afterwards
or ransom [them] until the war lays down its burdens”
(Muhammad 4), and likewise in His c statement, “It
is not for a prophet to have captives until he inflicts
a massacre in the land. You (i.e. the Muslims) desire
the commodities of this world, but Allah desires [for
you] the Hereafter. And Allah is Exalted in Might and
Wise” (Al-Anfal 67).

Then come various operational scenarios for the budding jihadist to ponder, with tips on how to carry them out. I won’t list those here, but I’m sure we will see a few of them carried out in the near future.
Then some closing thoughts:

It is also essential for one to know that the aim is to
kill as many kuffar as one possibly can, and as quickly
as one can before the initial police response. After killing
those present one should keep a few of his victims
alive as hostages to be used as human shields against
the anticipated response of the kafir armed forces

Using deception as a tactic of warfare in order
to lure one’s target or trick them into believing
that they are safe before killing them or inconspicuously
assassinating them is divinely approved, as the
Sunnah clearly demonstrates. It is likewise one of the
most appropriate methods to apply for the one seeking
to slaughter large numbers of the kuffar while armed
with something as simple and easily attainable as a

In order to ensure the success of the operation there
are a few important points to remember and some prior
measures to be taken:
• The remembrance of Allah, and constantly reminding
oneself that this action is worship, and that
Allah has obliged us to “kill the mushrikin” wherever
we find them, and to “fight the disbelievers who are
closest” to us.

Never forget that.  They are so totally brainwashed into this satanic cult that it is a supreme act of worship for them to murder as many innocents as possible. Do you really think there can be any sort of dialogue, accompaniment, encounter, blah blah blah with this ideology?  But hey! Francis says they worship the same ‘god’ as we do.

Bishop holds special Mass for the specific purpose of desecrating the Holy Eucharist

Rorate broke the story HERE

In this church, (Bishop, Msgr. Macín, appointed by Pope Francis in 2013) organized a solemn Mass, in which he publicly announced that according to the norms sent in a letter more than 6 months ago by Pope Francis, and within the framework of the integration of Christians who are “marginalized” because of their irregular situation of being divorced and remarried or in an irregular situation (the divorced in a new union), after having completed a period of 6 months of meetings on Saturdays called the “path of discernment”, it was determined in accordance with what was previously stated (by order of the Pope) TO INCLUDE THEM IN FULL AND SACRAMENTAL COMMUNION

And so we have arrived at the exact place willed by Francis from the beginning.
I only wish to note, as I have since the very day #AL was published, that there has never, ever, been any ambiguity about it whatsoever. No honest person could ever have claimed it was vague, or worse yet, that it was perfectly in line with the perennial teaching of the Church. If you are a bishop and you chose to implement the wretched document in accord with Truth, thanks for doing that, but you know damn well that’s not what it says, and you will still be held accountable for not calling out the heresy.
Let me draw your attention back to Friday 20 May 2016, six weeks after the release of #AL. The firestorm was raging over the document at this point, remember? “It’s so ambiguous! It could mean anything! We need clarity!” Well, this was the day after which no one could make the claim of ambiguity, even if they had not read and researched the footnotes in Chapter Eight. This was the day Francis showed the world he was totally prepared to not only directly contradict the explicit teaching of our Lord and Savior, but also to claim that is was our Lord himself who taught the contradiction. This was the day Francis answered the dubia in advance. So I’m just re-posting what I wrote that day, ICYMI. I include handy links that completely expose all the diabolical hatred of Truth in Chapter Eight, in case you haven’t explored it yet:

Francis approves adultery as the “fullness of God”

Oh yes, he did.  HERE
Not ambiguous, not confusing, not mistranslated, not misunderstood, no, no, no.  As you digest this, reflect back also to all those footnotes in Chapter Eight, and admit those weren’t ambiguous either.
First, here is today’s Gospel.  It’s not an obscure reading (Mark 10:1-12).

Jesus came into the district of Judea and across the Jordan.
Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom,
he again taught them.
The Pharisees approached him and asked,
“Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?”
They were testing him.
He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?”
They replied,
“Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce
and dismiss her.”
But Jesus told them,
“Because of the hardness of your hearts
he wrote you this commandment.
But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh.

So they are no longer two but one flesh.
Therefore what God has joined together,
no human being must separate.”
In the house the disciples again questioned Jesus about this.
He said to them,
“Whoever divorces his wife and marries another
commits adultery against her;
and if she divorces her husband and marries another,
she commits adultery.”

Jesus restores the true fullness of the marriage covenant.  He’s pretty direct about it. It’s a Revealed Truth of the First Class HERE.  The same episode is recounted in Matt 19:9 and Luke 16:18.
Now here is what Francis the Destroyer had this to say about it:

“But Jesus, so merciful, He is so great, that he never, never, never, closes the door to sinners. In the world in which we live, with this culture of the provisional, this reality of sin is so strong. But Jesus, recalling Moses, tells us: “But there is hardness of heart, there is sin, something can be done: forgiveness, understanding, accompaniment, integration, discernment of these cases”…   May Jesus teach us to have at heart a great adhesion to the truth, and also at heart a great understanding and accompaniment for all our brothers who are in difficulty. And this is a gift, this is what the Holy Spirit teaches us, not these enlightened doctors, who to teach us need to reduce the fullness of God to a casuistic equation.”

As I have written over and over again, this is the diabolical inversion of truth.  There is no other way to say it.  It’s not just a twisting, a bending of the truth.  It is nothing less than stating as true, the very thing that has just been demonstrated (by the Creator of the universe and everything in it) to be NOT TRUE.
He actually admits that the truth about adultery is in fact the truth as far as adultery goes, but to stop at that is to be a narrow-minded doctor of the law.  The fullness of the Gospel requires to also acknowledge that “the reality of sin is so strong.”  In other words, again, gospel truths are merely “Ideals” that are impossible to live up to.  As Christians, we need to move beyond the law, grow in maturity, and embrace the reality of sin with accompaniment, integration, discernment, etc.  We must combine the truth of the ideals with the truth of a humanity incapable of resisting sin, thus arriving at the GREATER TRUTH.
None of this is a surprise.  All of this was laid out in the Exhortation, chapter and verse. All of this has been covered extensively, HERE HERE HERE HERE HERE and especially HERE.
The man must be deposed.


Fatima at 100: Second Apparition. Francis commemorates with pro-death appointments to Pontifical Academy for Life?

Today is the 100th anniversary of the second apparition at Fatima, when we received the vision of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the intention to establish devotion to the IHM for the reparation of sins, and the institution of the “decade prayer” – the Mother of God altering her Holy Rosary for the first time in 700 years. We should probably pay attention.

I want you to come here on the thirteenth of next month. I want you to continue saying the Rosary every day. And after each one of the mysteries, my children, I want you to pray in this way: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins , save us from the fire of hell. Take all souls to heaven, especially those who are most in need. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
This anniversary was commemorated in Rome with Francis appointing 45 new members of the recently gutted Pontifical Academy for Life HERE and HERE . It’s being widely reported that one member, Nigel Biggar, is just peachy with the idea of abortion up to about 18 weeks or so:

In a dialogue with fellow philosopher Peter Singer in 2011, reported by Standpoint magazine, Biggar said: “I would be inclined to draw the line for abortion at 18 weeks after conception, which is roughly about the earliest time when there is some evidence of brain activity, and therefore of consciousness. In terms of maintaining a strong social commitment to preserving human life in hindered forms, and in terms of not becoming too casual about killing human life, we need to draw the line much more conservatively.”
He said: “It’s not clear that a human foetus is the same kind of thing as an adult or a mature human being, and therefore deserves quite the same treatment. It then becomes a question of where we draw the line, and there is no absolutely cogent reason for drawing it in one place over another.” HERE

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
The only American I could find on the list, from what I could tell, was Dr. Kathleen M. Foley M.D. A quick internet search revealed this, in her own words:

While I remained on staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, I gave up heading the Pain and Palliative Care Service in 1995 to devote more time to running the Project on Death in America (PDIA). The project, of which I was an originator, was funded by [financier and philanthropist] George Soros…The focus was to transform the culture of death in America through initiatives in science, the humanities, education, and professional training. The PDIA focused on the quality of life for a very vulnerable population — patients with life-threatening illnesses…Minority populations should be able to have access to pain and palliative care in the same way that rich white Americans do. And we need to have systems in place so that government funding for this care is provided to children as well as to adults. The PDIA also recognized that we had to focus on the development of leaders and palliative care experts if we were going to be able to change the care of patients. We created leadership programs for physicians, nurses, and social workers. For example, over the years, we awarded grants to 87 faculty scholars, many of whom now hold positions at leading academic institutions around the country, including at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. These professionals were to be the Trojan horses within our institutions to lead pain and palliative care services…Mr. Soros is now funding a project that focuses on the development of palliative care globally. We help governments develop pain and palliative care initiatives and policies. For example, one of our grantees has worked with the government of Romania to change their narcotic drug laws to facilitate access to pain medication…We work closely with the World Health Organization (WHO). For many years Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center was a WHO collaborative center. Now I’m on the expert panel and serve as the chair of the group developing the palliative care standards for the WHO Cancer Control Program. HERE

I don’t know what all that means, but with Soros and WHO behind it, I have a few ideas.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

RIP Fr. Kenneth Walker three years later

It was three years ago yesterday this gentle soul went to his reward. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
He wasn’t murdered for being a priest, but that time is coming soon.
Fr. Z today repeats words of advice he gave at the time HERE.

About three years ago, Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP, was murdered in Phoenix and another priest (Fr. Joseph Terra, the pastor) badly injured by assault. Pray for Fr. Walker. RIP. At that time I posted the following, which seems no less urgent today than it did then. Indeed, it could be more urgent still, given the trajectory of current events.
Reverend gentlemen, the murder of one priest and the assault on another in Phoenix compels me to remind you to…GO TO CONFESSION. Our schedules are busy. Sometimes we have to drive even farther than lay people. But go to confession. Take the time to do this for yourself. Much has been given to us. Our accounting before God will be more severe than that of lay people…Moreover, consider well your living conditions and security. If you haven’t done so yet, begin to develop a situational awareness. Seek advice from professionals. This is not just a matter of personal concern. It is also a concern for those who depend on you for the sacraments. A priest in the ground or in the hospital is one priest fewer to see to the spiritual needs of people in these darkening times. You, Fathers, are a precious resource, only slowly “renewable”. If you are not concerned for the sake of your own person, be concerned for the sake of those who need you…I might now add to seek, along with advice, perhaps also training.

Fathers, listen to Fr.Z.  Equipment, preparedness (spiritual and material), situational awareness, training. Remember the greatest tactical advantage of the Novus Ordo: You’ve got your six covered and the whole room in front of you!
The parish still seems to be thriving, but it has been a quirky past couple years, in my opinion.  I am not a parishioner, but I’m there quite a bit, mostly for Confession (almost exclusively) and weekday Mass. The present pastor, who took Father Terra’s place around two years ago, never seemed a good fit. I will leave it at that. The regulars might totally disagree, I have no idea.  He’s just been reassigned, and the young curate Father Michael Passo, who seems quite good, has been appointed pastor. Please maybe say a prayer for him, and for Father Walker.
From a sudden and unprovided death, spare us O Lord.

Dear LiarCardinal Cupich, please allow me to destroy your satanic argument

American Cardinal Blase Cupich has interpreted Pope Francis’ controversial Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia as a call for Catholics to graduate from “an adolescent spirituality into an adult spirituality” where they will be able to use their “freedom of conscience” to “discern truth” in their life.
“What it [Amoris Laetitia] does is it really asked people to have an adult spirituality,” Cupich, the Archbishop of Chicago, said in an interview with Salt and Light’s Fr. Thomas Rosica that was published June 4 via a YouTube video.
Cupich explained to Rosica that an adult spirituality means “being able to, in some way, realize that you have the grace by God to discern truth in your life in terms of where the Lord is calling you to the next step. It does put the responsibility on each individual, rather than an outside authority telling people what to do, as though they were children.”
“What the Holy Father is calling us to, what the Church is calling us to now, is to be able to take responsibility for our lives. And that means making sure that people understand the freedom of consciences but also the responsibility that goes with it. So, this really, I think, is a movement to moving out of an adolescent spirituality into an adult spirituality. That’s a big significance, and it’s been going on since the Second Vatican Council,” he added.  HERE

Yeah, it sure has been going on since the Second Vatican Council, which is why said council needs to be, and will eventually be, totally disavowed and officially declared a Failed Council by the the One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church.
Before we utterly destroy the argument put forth here, let us first note its trajectory, and recognize there is nothing new under the sun. It is nothing more than the common and most repeated tactic of the modernists: If you don’t agree with the new paradigm, you just haven’t “progressed” enough to understand it properly, poor dear.
My rage being barely restrained at this point, I’m not sure I could resist calling down holy lightning to shoot from my hands, Palpatine-like, if the man were standing in front of me.
God wills for every soul to be saved.  Not all souls are saved. But it is God’s will that each soul, having been personally created by Him literally for the very purpose of being with Him forever inside the Beatific Vision, to indeed be with Him forever inside the Beatific Vision. This being the case, and since every soul personally decides which of two places it wishes to spend eternity, guess what? Are you ready?
God had to make it simple enough so that the dumbest moron ever born could understand it, and choose wisely.
This is not me being mean.  This is 100% metaphysical reality. There obviously exists a range of human intelligence, right? First let’s talk about the high end. These people have been given much, and their reward will be terrible indeed if they choose the wrong path. So one huge marker of the One True Faith is that the farther you progress in the search for Truth, the deeper and more mystical and more TRUE it appears to these intelligent souls, like neon signs burning ever brighter pointing to Him. The deeper you dig, the richer it becomes. Compare this to say, islam, to which if you merely scratch the surface with a stick of talc is immediately exposed for the satanic fraud that it is.
Okay now the low end. It is not uncharitable to state that somewhere sometime there exists/existed the stupidest person on ever to walk the face of the earth. We are not talking about the so-called mentally challenged, who will never attain the age of reason. We are talking here about the person with the lowest-functioning yet fully developed and normal human brain of all time. This person is fully responsible for choosing the eternal fate of his soul, and he has the fewest resources to figure it out. So God, having made human beings with a range of intelligence, in his infinite mercy and infinite justice, had to make the basic truths about how He expects you to know, love and serve Him in this life in order to be with Him forever in the next…………..SIMPLE.
Now back to LiarCardinal. What he is proclaiming, straight from Hell, is this: as you progress in your spirituality, and grow to love and use your conscience to discern, that THE TRUTH CHANGES. Go read it again. People who respect and honor the teachings of Christ and His Church are CHILDISH. What a filthy destroyer of souls is this man and his boss. I mean his earthly boss, who wrote the wretched document in question, not his ultimate boss, the father of lies.
One last aspect to consider is how absolutely terrifying it would be if what he is saying were true. Think about it.  Do you really want the responsibility of figuring out for yourself in your own mind, with no “childish” guidance from that nasty Church, how exactly you save yourself? This is supposed to be comforting? No thanks.

File this under The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend

Not exactly Mark 9:39, but I’ll take it.

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