10 08, 2023

Modernism Always Includes Narcissism

By |2023-08-10T14:11:08+00:00August 10th, 2023|Theology|

When I first started finding all the corruption in the Catholic Church hierarchy, I actually bent-over backwards to blame everything except Vatican II.  (Yes, you read that correctly.)  I really didn't want to admit the entire Catholic Church on seven continents got overturned in the 1960s, so I started telling myself that the US bishops were bad... ah, but the rest of the world had implemented Vatican II in a much more conservative way! Of course, I soon found out in my travels that I was wrong.  The heresy of modernism came part-in-parcel with all the new sacraments and the new doctrine of ecumenism (read:  religious indifferentism) in every country [...]

13 07, 2023

You Cannot Be a “Schismatic” For Keeping the Faith

By |2023-07-16T04:54:47+00:00July 13th, 2023|Theology|

Archbishop Viganò recently wrote: The sensitivity that Bergoglio shows towards idols and false religions is second only to the contempt he has for the true God and the one Church. On the one hand, he receives notoriously blasphemous artists in the Sistine Chapel and supports the LGBTQ+ sect which publicly vilifies Our Lord and the Blessed Virgin; on the other hand he expresses “indignation” over a Koran burned by those who are exasperated by the Mohammedan invasion imposed by the New World Order he promoted. A crucifix dipped in urine is worth a papal audience full of smiles and a “thumbs up;” the Pachamama thrown into the Tiber arouses deploration. [...]

6 07, 2023

“Backwardsism” and True Progress

By |2023-06-27T23:10:50+00:00July 6th, 2023|Theology|

An article at Rorate Cæli is titled Francis confirms his hatred for the Latin Mass and it quotes him as saying:  "I certainly know that the Council is still being applied. It takes a century for a Council to be assimilated, they say.  And I know the resistance to its decrees is terrible.  There is incredible support for restorationism, what I call indietrismo (backwardness)." I too used to say things like, "It takes a hundred years for a Council to be implemented correctly."  But now I see this doesn't apply to Vatican II.  It only applies to dogmatic councils that were established to dissipate confusion, not seminate it.  We have [...]

29 06, 2023

The Red-Herrings Upon Which Canceled-Clergy Are Hanged

By |2023-07-02T12:12:22+00:00June 29th, 2023|Theology|

A red-herring is defined as “something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important question.” In this blog post, I will use that term to describe the false-pretext upon which good bishops and good priests are removed from ministry.  A "canceled priest" or a "canceled bishop" is one who is removed for unjust reasons, never for being a real-criminal.  Recently, at the Conference for the Coalition of Canceled Priests, Brian McCall gave a phenomenal talk on the definition of a canceled priest and the limits of obedience according to St. Thomas Aquinas. Every canceled-priest has a real-reason and a fake-reason why he is on the shelf.  For example, Fr. [...]

27 06, 2023

Liberation Theology and Synodality

By |2023-06-27T14:29:01+00:00June 27th, 2023|Theology|

"Liberation Theology" is a Marxist heresy that developed in Latin America during the 1970s and 1980s declaring that the way to liberate the poor was not liberation from sin, but rather liberation from oppression, even to the point of using violence against the upper-class and middle-class. Like all Marxist movements, it lost control of its violence. The epicenter of "liberation theology" in the 1980s was Nicaragua when countless bishops and priests supported the Marxist "Sandisista" movement. Malachi Martin, in his 1987 New York Times Bestseller, The Jesuits, explains this movement of Marxist priests and bishops: It was a dream come true. A dream put into clear words by the same [...]

8 06, 2023

The Suicide of Altering the Faith

By |2023-05-29T15:29:02+00:00June 8th, 2023|Theology|

Before becoming Pope, Pope Pius XII wrote this in 1933:  "I am concerned about the confidences of the Virgin to the little Lucia of Fatima. This persistence of the Good Lady in face of the danger that threatens the Church is a divine warning against the suicide that the alteration of the Faith, in its liturgy, its theology, and its soul, would represent. I hear around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the Church, reject her ornaments, and make her remorseful for her historical past. Well, my dear friend, I am convinced that the Church of Peter must affirm her past, or [...]

25 05, 2023

A Tale of Two “Sisters”

By |2023-05-25T14:30:45+00:00May 25th, 2023|Theology|

As much as I dislike placing a blasphemous image of a "Sister of Perpetual Indulgence" (top left) next to a real saintly nun (Sister Mary Wilhelmina Lancaster OSB above to the right) it has to be more than coincidence that the two biggest stories in the US Catholic world this week both have to do with women religious.  The top left is a group of men mocking female-religious in Los Angeles.  The top right is a real Benedictine foundress of a female congregation found incorrupt in Missouri just this week, May 2023. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (SPI henceforth, also top left pic) are a group of men who dress up in [...]

11 05, 2023

Complacency and Gratitude

By |2023-05-13T06:13:21+00:00May 11th, 2023|Theology|

The above is a picture I look of the art behind the main altar of the new Immaculata Church in St. Mary's, Kansas. While walking around the town of St. Mary's last week, and while praying in the new Immaculata Church, I started to wonder about all the Things We Lost in the Fire which was the title of last blog post regarding the history of the past 100 years in St. Mary's, Kansas and even the last 100 years of the Catholic Church at-large.  The former seems to have been a microcosm of the former, especially in her demise under the Jesuits.  But the renewal of the former (under [...]

8 05, 2023

Things We Lost in the Fire

By |2023-05-08T14:15:14+00:00May 8th, 2023|Theology|

As seen in the picture I took above, I visited the new Immaculata Church in Kansas.  The new $42M Church was consecrated (dedicated to God) on the third of May, 2023. The Immaculata was built by the SSPX.  They are canonically-irregular but not schismatic.  Remember that in 2009 Pope Benedict XVI lifted the putative-excommunications previously placed on their bishops.  Even the current Vatican recognizes all their Masses as valid, and even all their confessions as both valid and licit.  Although I have no desire (nor intention) to leave my Archdiocese and apply to the SSPX, I very much admire their adherence to keeping the ancient Catholic faith during this time of near-global [...]

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