Monday in the Octave of Pentecost, before they destroyed it

Introit: He fed them with the best of wheat, alleluia: and filled them with honey from the rock, alleluia, alleluia. Sing joyfully to God our strength; acclaim the God of Jacob.
Prayer: O God, Who gave the Holy Spirit to Your Apostles, grant to Your people the effect of their devout prayers, that on those to whom You have given faith, You may also bestow peace.
Offertory: The Lord thundered from heaven, the Most High gave forth His voice; and the fountains of waters appeared, alleluia.
Communion: The Holy Spirit will teach you, alleluia: whatever I have said to you, alleluia, alleluia.
Postcommunion: Be present to Your people, we beseech you, O Lord, and defend those whom you have nourished with heavenly mysteries from the fury of their enemies.
God wants us to pray for our needs. He wants us to be joyful in His strength. He wants to grant the effect of the prayers of the devoutly faithful, whose faith has been granted by Him through grace. He wants to thunder from heaven to our aid.
But to aid us in what way? To defend us from the fury of our worldly enemies, to be sure. But far greater than this, to aid us in attaining our heavenly reward, by SEEKING TRUTH. That’s the “whatever I have said to you” in the Communion verse. This truth is the One True Faith as laid down by Jesus Christ and disseminated by His apostles. The truth never changes because God never changes. For change to occur, the nature of thing must be different at one time than it is at another time. Since time is a construct created by God, and He exists outside of it, change for Him is impossible. That’s right, the omnipotent God was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be PERFECT.
So if you ever hear anyone, no matter their title, trying to tell you that you need to listen to the “spirit”, to be open to new ideas, to embrace the “surprises”, and to do so ESPECIALLY when they represent a clear break with how things were laid down and passed on for 2000 years, well, that person is in fact the enemy, attempting to inflict his fury upon you. And he is far worse than our worldy foes, because his fury is directed not at your mortal body, but at your eternal soul. Always it will be an appeal to the false doctrines of Times They Are A Changin’ and Things Are Different Nowadays, because today we have people in concrete situations to which it can no longer be said that God’s laws are anything more than lofty ideals.

For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables. 2 Tim 4:3-4


Everyone has their priorities: “Climate Change” vs Jihad

Via Chicks on the Right HERE, via The Tenth Crusade HERE.  Please spread the news to those in your circle who fit the description.

Leftists with their heads lodged squarely up their backsides have the unmitigated GALL to act shocked when this crap happens. Hashtags, tears, hugs, “Pray for London,” Facebook profile filters – all that stuff came out of the woodwork. If they hadn’t already been put away from the last terrorist attack, that is. And yet, when there are Actual Terrorists mowing people down in the streets and stabbing them indiscriminately while shouting about how wonderful Allah is, people are completely bewildered as to what’s going on.
Here’s a clue, leftists (and I’m looking at you, European jackholes) – The world isn’t going to end because the sun makes the earth get too hot and it certainly isn’t going to end because we’re using the wrong lightbulbs or because of too many cow farts . The world is more likely to end because of a bunch of jihadis operating under the belief that everyone who doesn’t bow to Allah either deserves death or to be shoved under a burqa and forced to service some Islamic overlord’s sexual depravity. If you were half as worried about yet-another-Mohammed causing bloodshed and rape in your city streets as you are about wonky weather patterns that no rational human being has a PRAYER of predicting, you probably wouldn’t be experiencing a terrorist attack literally every other week.

Click the links and go read it all.

+Cupich vs Matthew vs Mark vs Trent

I must say I grow weary of these monkeyshines.

Controversies about Church teachings have oftentimes provided new opportunities to retrieve certain truths that have become dormant, thereby resulting in sharper articulations of the faith. That is surely the case in this present moment, as some have raised questions about the apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, issued by Pope Francis, following the two synods on marriage and family life. The disputes cover a full range of issues, from how this document views the role of personal conscience to whether or not it represents an authentic development of Church doctrine. Some have even gone so far as to challenge the magisterial authority of this document signed by the pope. All of this has provoked a robust discussion by scholars familiar with Church history and our wider theological tradition and pastoral practice. For instance, Rocco Buttiglione offered us in his July 2016 L’Osservatore Romano article a lesson on the development of doctrine and what it means for Popes to exercise their divinely granted Petrine power of loosening and binding in different ways and in different historical circumstances.

Now comes Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio with his readers’ guide to the eighth chapter of this post-synodal exhortation…to offer a careful analysis of chapter 8 to help readers “grasp its rich doctrinal and pastoral message.” He is forthright in establishing that this magisterial document fully complies with traditional Church teaching on marriage, but is also in conformity with accepted standards of a pastoral approach that is positive and constructive. His exegesis of the document’s treatment of the subjective conditions of conscience and the role of pastoral discernment highlights the real circumstances people face, and the mitigating factors which must be taken into consideration…There are elements of a person’s being that are shared in common with all of humanity and understood in a general and abstract way. At the same time, there are unique elements of each individual “that in some way limit the person, especially in the ability to understand, to will and therefore to act.” For this reason, when it comes to dealing with certain so-called irregular situations, what is required is a pastoral approach that takes into consideration both the general and the individual aspects of a person’s life, that is, the full ontology of the person. This, he observes, “has always been and is, especially today, crucial for the life of the Church, especially for its pastoral activity.”

Read the commentary at Rorate HERE

And there came to him the Pharisees tempting him, and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?  Who answering, said to them: Have ye not read, that he who made man from the beginning, Made them male and female? And he said:  For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.  They say to him: Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorce, and to put away?  He saith to them: Because Moses by reason of the hardness of your heart permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery. Matt 19:3-9

But but but… Moses was so much more… PASTORAL.

And the Pharisees coming to him asked him: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. But he answering, saith to them: What did Moses command you? Who said: Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce, and to put her away. To whom Jesus answering, said: Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you that precept. But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother; and shall cleave to his wife. And they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. And in the house again his disciples asked him concerning the same thing. And he saith to them: Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another, committeth adultery against her.  And if the wife shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery. Mark 10:2-12

But what about my “ability to understand”, and to conform my will? Don’t these “so-called” irregular situations require a more pastoral approach which considers conscience and mitigating factors? Dear Jesus, creator of the universe and everything in it, why do you speak so clearly and leave no room for “discernment”? Shouldn’t it be up to me to decide the right path? Surely these Commandments are simply ideals that we aren’t really expected to live by, right? I mean, who do you think you are?

Trent, Session the Sixth, 13 January 1547:

CANON XIV. If any one shall say, that man is absolved from his sins and justified, because he assuredly believed himself to be absolved and justified… let him be anathema.

CANON XVIII. If any one shall say, that the commandments of God are, even for a man that is justified and constituted in grace, impossible to keep; let him be anathema.

CANON XX. If any one shall say, that a man who is justified and how perfect soever, is not bound to the observance of the commandments of God and of the Church, but only to believe; as if, forsooth, the Gospel were a bore and absolute promise of eternal life, without the condition of observation of the commandments; let him be anathema.

CANON XXI. If any one shall say, that Christ Jesus was given of God unto men, as a redeemer, in whom they should trust, and not also as a legislator, whom they should obey; let him be anathema.



Trump pulls out of Paris Accord: Make popcorn and watch the comedy of Leftist meltdowns

Just when Kushner and Ivanka seemed to have won the stay decision, Steve Bannon must have done something special to get Trump to leave. Praise be to God.
The flow of liberal tears is causing the ice cap to melt.
Following are a few of my favorite tweets. But do go over to Dallas Area Catholics, he has the whole rundown HERE

Maureen Mullarkey destroys Francis and lays down the real on Islam

“Since it burst out of the Arabian desert in the seventh century, Islam swept across the known world by terror. It was the blitzkrieg of its age. As Islam reasserts itself (as Hilaire Belloc predicted it would) after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, terror is once again its gospel and its weapon. To take the violence out of Islam, Muslims would have to abandon all belief in the Quran as the word of Allah. It would have to reject the warlord Mohammed as his prophet and a model of conduct. In short, Islam would be required to denature itself... If ever there were a time for judgment to be called down on acolytes of annihilation, this is it. The Chair of Peter is a high rostrum from which to proclaim the primacy of the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus over the Islamic worldview. Allah, of course, would be displeased. And Francis is hostile to anything that might resemble missionary activity.”

She’s lobbing truth bombs and taking names HERE