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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

If you missed these...

....gone viral

http://supertradmum-etheldredasplace.blogspot.com/2014/10/meditating-on-synod.html

http://supertradmum-etheldredasplace.blogspot.com/2014/10/for-synod-members.html


English Orthodox Catholics, Where Are You?

Are you writing to Westminster with your unhappy responses to the Synod?

Are you discussing this with your parish priests?

Are you doing more than making comments on blogs or twitter?

Are you writing to the Pope?

Are you doing penance for you own weak leaders?

If not, why not to all of the above?

Are you pulling your children out of Modernist Catholic schools?

Are you supporting independent Catholic media and other orthodox groups? 
LifeSiteNews, ChurchMilitant, Voice of the Family?

Are you still relying on mediocre and even heretical Catholic newspapers and magazines?

If the Church is weak in your area, is your family saying the rosary nightly?

If not, why not?

KUDOS to Voris et al

Thanks to the real voice of the Church's orthodox laity, we got real news from Rome.

Thank you, Voris and Pentin and others...

Support Church Militant TV, please. See Michael' latest video on YouTube, which I cannot upload.

Internet in my area is having serious problems with consistent interruptions. Not just my router.


Catholic Priests Next--told you so years ago this was coming....

http://m.ncregister.com/43012/d#.VEccl_nF8UB

More thoughts on lay shock

Maybe it is because I was in academia and saw the rot early. Maybe it is that I was brought up in one of the most liberal dioceses in the States and saw the rot early. Maybe it is that I had to get in the car and take my son to other Masses, walking out of invalid ones, seeking orthodox priests in the 1990s.

No offense, but what we see in Rome we have seen in every diocese in the Western world for almost my entire adult life, As early as the 1970s, priests in the Midwest and in England were allowing contraception. As early as the 1970s, people who were in irregular marriages were being given Communion. I remember one public case in 1981.

Shock, horror?

Parents, have you continued to support compromising Catholic education?

Singles, have you continued not to fast, pray, and do mortification for your pastors, your lay leaders who you know are heretics?

What has happened in Rome is not news. It is clearly the result of many, many years, including the years between the two world wars, of bad leadership, especially in Germany.

When lay people decide to be truly orthodox themselves, we shall see a revival of great leadership.
Leaders do not pop out of thin air, but are nurtured in homes, schools, parishes.

We have many bad leaders.

I was actually at the consecration (ordination) of bishop, now Cardinal, Wuerl in Rome. At that Mass, I knew he was not a good candidate for the episcopacy.  That was on January 6, 1986 and his behavior at that Mass showed me a man who was not bishop material.

My home diocese had one of the largest sex scandal payouts in the sad history of the Church. I watched the special meetings on television in 2001 and saw some bishops being rude to Burke.

If my readers are shocked, I want to know why, seriously.

I am grateful to God for revealing those who are already schismatic. They did not suddenly become this way last week.

If you want good leaders, laity, create them. That is our job. Stop supporting bad seminaries. Stop supporting weak, compromising schools which have accepted Common Core. Stop giving money to dioceses which support liberal agendas and give to those which are run by holy bishops.

Pray and do penance daily for the Church.

The crisis is not merely that of the bishops but our own crisis.


Not New Problems

The Internet is off and on every few seconds or so here, which is why I am behind in my posts today.

But, I can quickly state that again, there are many comments on line regarding the Synod which are being posted by commentators indicating a huge lack of learning regarding the last 150 plus years.

Did not almost every single pope in that time period have to deal with recalcitrant bishops?

The heresy of Americanism swept the States for years in the mid-19th Century, making two Popes have to intervene to the point of calling bishops to Rome.

Have not popes issued oaths and promises against Modernism, ignored by the laity in colleges and universities across the world?

In my opinion, it is a good thing to see the snakes in the grass in the Church clearly. One cannot deal with problems unless these are known.


That the laity is so shocked reveals not only the lack of study and reading, but a lack of faith.

We know Who to believe and we know where to find the Truth.

My entire blog has been dedicated to teaching how to become holy. That is our job as laity. Personal holiness.

Stop thrashing around mentally, get on your knees and pray and do penance, which should have been done by the laity a long time ago.

Pursue holiness and your discernment will improve.






Disagreement

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2014/10/21/well-pope-francis-as-cardinal-burke-implored-has-now-firmly-upheld-the-depositum-fidei-but-has-he-let-loose-forces-he-cant-control/

The Pope did not cause the radicalization of "forces" or "positions" in the Church. These have been there since the Popes dealt with Modernism, Many Oddie should read all the Popes encyclicals against Modernism.

On Liberalism (Mirari Vos). Gregory XVI. 1832.   • On Current Errors (Quanta Cura). Pius IX. 1864.   • The Syllabus of Errors. Pius IX. 1864.   • On Government Authority (Diuturnum Illud). Leo XIII. 1881.   • On Freemasonry and Naturalism (Humanum Genus). Leo XIII. 1884.   • On the Nature of True Liberty (Libertas Praestantissimum).  Leo XIII. 1888.   • On the Condition of the Working Classes (Rerum Novarum).  Leo XIII. 1891.   • On Christian Democracy (Graves de Communi Re). Leo XIII. 1901.   • Syllabus Condemning the Errors of the Modernists (Lamentabili  Sane). St. Pius X. 1907.   • On Modernism (Pascendi Dominici Gregis). St. Pius X. 1907.   • Our Apostolic Mandate (On the "Sillon"). St. Pius X. 1910.   • The Oath Against Modernism. St. Pius X. 1910.   • On the Feast of Christ the King (Quas Primas). Pius XI. 1925.   • On Fostering True Religious Unity (Mortalium Animos). Pius XI. 1928.   • On Atheistic Communism (Divini Redemptoris). Pius XI. 1937.   • On Certain False Opinions (Humani Generis). Pius XII. 1950. 

Oddie seems naive and lacking in a historical perspective. For over 150 years, the Popes have fought relativism, subjectivism and so on. Pope Francis dealt with Liberation Theology in Argentina. He is not a newbie when it comes to facing heresies.

The Synod has merely highlighted problems in the Church which many of us have seen for years. How many of us have had to take our children hours away to Masses said by orthodox priests because the liberal, Modernist priests in our cities spoke heresy and allowed aberrations in the Liturgy?

Pope Francis may have trusted his cardinals to listen less to their own egos and consult the Holy Spirit. He may have hoped for more real dialogue rather than the posturing of agendas.

But, what we saw last week is not new, nor surprising.

The Holy Spirit is in control of the Church, not one man, who has yet to state anything ex cathedra.

Schism has been simmering for years. I, for one, am glad the universal Church can see clearly the sides which were drawn up a long time ago.


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

More from SPUC

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Report on SPUC support for the pro-life movement in Slovenia

Slovenia 201410
Leonora, Margaret, Rhoslyn
Rhoslyn Thomas, SPUC’s youth & education officer, has kindly sent me the following report of SPUC's visit to the pro-life movement in Slovenia:
From 2-6 October, Leonora Blackhall, SPUC Scotland’s education officer, Margaret Byars of ARCH (Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline) and Rhoslyn Thomas, SPUC’s youth & education officer, travelled to Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia. The aim of the trip was to support a local, newly-established pro-life group named Božji otroci (God’s Children), in their demonstration against the International Federation of Professional Abortion and Contraception Associates (acronym FIAPAC).

FIAPC were holding their bi-annual conference in Ljubljana. SPUC supporters may remember that SPUC Scotland protested against FIAPC's presence in Edinburgh in 2012.

Valentina Pikelj (left) leads the march
Valentina Pikelj is the founder and head of God’s Children. She became pro-life when she quit her job as a civil engineer to train as a nurse. During her training, she met nurses who felt forced to distribute abortion pills to mothers and had to witness the death of babies who had been delivered at 20 weeks and left to die. On one occasion, Valentina came into contact with a mother who decided to give up her baby for adoption. Valentina heard the other nurses asking why this mother hadn’t just aborted the child instead.

Valentina felt useless in the fight against the culture of abortion that she had witnessed, but after participating in a campaign to oppose a law which would have allowed same-sex couples to adopt children, she came to the conclusion that something had to be done about abortion in Slovenia.

18 months ago, Valentina founded God’s Children, which enjoys a central location in Ljubljana, thanks to a supporter who allows use of the office. Božji otroci provide counselling services to mothers considering abortion and, through a small network of supporters, also provide material support such as baby clothes, cots and prams.

God’s Children’s is still in its infancy as a group, but it nevertheless managed to organise a day of praise and worship in the square opposite their office the weekend before the FIAPAC conference which, by their own estimate, attracted some 1,000 people. The day was advertised as Christian event rather than an explicitly pro-life event, but nonetheless included testimonies on abortion throughout the day.

God’s Children then organised a march the following weekend which processed through the city centre to the cultural centre where FIAPAC’s conference was being held. Outside the centre, participants prayed the Rosary and the Divine Mercy chaplet together, whilst a separate un-affiliated pro-life group, led by Todd Hunnicutt, a minister for the International Church of Ljubljana (an independent church) stood closer to the entrance, holding pictures of aborted babies.

The representatives from SPUC returned to the conference centre the following day to pray and witness outside the centre once more, where they were passed by the FIAPAC conference delegates leaving for lunch. Some of them, it was noted with sadness, were clearly delegates from Ireland.

Titles of talks at the FIAPAC conference (the conference programme can be foundhere) were many and varied, including one delivered by Ann Furedi, Director of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), entitled ‘Safe abortion – a moral obligation: why is it so difficult to follow the evidence?’ and another by a representative of Marie Stopes International, ‘Marie Stopes International UK Abortion Study: The association between choice of method of abortion, postabortion contraception and the risk of having another unintended pregnancy’.

Furedi also co-chaired a workshop with a representative of Catholics for Choice entitled, ‘The value of our values in reproductive choice’.

It is believed that the conference had around 100 attendees and had numerous sponsors, including the World Health Organisation, IPAS and BPAS. More surprisingly, Cambridge University Press was also a sponsor.

Though the pro-life movement is very young in Slovenia, God’s Children know of at least four babies and mothers who have been saved from abortion through their efforts. They are very hopeful that with their prayers, many more happy ‘saves’ will occur in the future.
Comments on this blog? Email them to johnsmeaton@spuc.org.uk 

Father Z Reminds Us of A Stunning Place

http://wdtprs.com/blog/2014/05/rome-day-12-the-spiffy-new-australia-house/

Gremlins in The Keyboard And Blesseds on Board

With a new mouse and off and on Internet, I have made some really dumb typos in the past few hours and days. Excuse me while I blush.

However, sooner or later I discover these. Yes, I am caught up on my sleep and, yes, I am eating just fine.

I have to schedule my blogging a bit better as I have other "jobs" (non-paying chores) to do right now.


I am, for example, trying to sort out my immigration status via several ways. Please make that a priority in your prayers for me.

To be able to live on the same continent as my son is my goal.

Keep praying to these saints for this cause:





Blessed Alvero del Portillo

Blessed Karl of Austria


Blessed Jacinta of Fatima



Our Lord Freed Us from This

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11174663/Paris-Opera-cast-refuse-to-perform-for-veiled-woman.html

Women wearing a face veil in public may be fined up to €150 (£120) and compelled to attend citizenship classes. Anyone forcing others to cover their faces may be fined up to €30,000 (£23,750), or double that amount if the woman is under 18.
Most women who have breached the ban have simply been warned and few have been prosecuted.
Last year, a veiled woman stopped by police for an identity check was arrested after her husband allegedly attacked an officer. The incident sparked clashes between youths and police in two Paris suburbs.
If Muslims honor Mary, as some say they do. they must realize she appears all the time with her face showing. She is our example of freedom in God. Women were created to bring beauty into the world.
More countries should follow France.

Old article from Britain...http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10402995/Most-Britons-want-full-face-veils-banned-in-all-public-places.html

I see men here in shorts and t-shirts and their ladies completely covered up in 80 degree weather. 

Prayers Needed for These Dioceses

Arundel and Brighton Diocese, Malta and Gibraltar all need new bishops.

Please pray for holy, orthodox and Latin Mass loving to be appointed. Please.

Pray to St. Nicholas, who suffered in times of chaos for his straight, clear, Catholic thinking.

Hello to Readers in Italy!


From SPUC-the arrogance of evil

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Amnesty's attack on Northern Ireland abortion law is 'arrogant' says pro-life group SPUC

Criticism by Amnesty International of Northern Ireland’s legal protection for unborn children has been described as arrogant and anti-democratic by SPUC.

SPUC was responding to an opinion poll, commissioned by Amnesty International, which claims that over 70 percent of people in Britain believed Northern Ireland should change its abortion laws to fit in with the rest of the UK.

Liam Gibson, SPUC's development officer in Northern Ireland, told the media this morning:
"A public consultation on proposed changes in the law here will run until January 2015. We will see then just how accurate or not is Amnesty's opinion poll. I expect that the majority of those who respond will oppose the abortion of disabled babies, which is a lethal form of discrimination.

"The number of women from Northern Ireland seeking abortions in Britain continues to decline. Official figures show that it was just 802 in 2013, a  fall of nearly 50 percent from 2001.

"The elected representatives of the people of Northern Ireland have repeatedly rejected all attempts to introduce Britain's Abortion Act 1967 to the Province.

"The claim that there should only be one abortion law for the whole of the UK fails to recognise the movement toward even greater devolution of powers following the Scottish referendum.

"It is scandalous that a group like Amnesty International, which claims to promote human rights, should seek to strip unborn children of their right to life. For Amnesty to imply that Northern Ireland is somehow backward because we protect our children from abortion is extremely insulting. There is no right to abortion recognised in international law."
Comments on this blog? Email them to johnsmeaton@spuc.org.uk 

Bill Gates, Google and Big Brother

https://au.news.yahoo.com/technology/a/25293925/nine-real-technologies-that-will-soon-be-inside-you/

Just one of the nine in this article....so you do not believe in BB?

Implantables hammer against social norms.
They raise privacy issues and even point to a larger potential dystopia.
This technology could be used to ID every single human being, for example.
Already, the US military has serious programs afoot to equip soldiers with implanted RFID chips, so keeping track of troops becomes automatic and worldwide.
Many social critics believe the expansion of this kind of ID is inevitable.
Some see it as a positive: improved crime fighting, universal secure elections, a positive revolution in medical information and response, and never a lost child again.
Others see the perfect Orwellian society: a Big Brother who, knowing all and seeing all, can control all.
And some see the first big, fatal step toward the Singularity, that moment when humanity turns its future over to software.

Pray for These Men, Please


 ...a diocese of 100,000 Catholics!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Big Post Month

Because of all the chaos and even some resolution, my list of posts is one of the longest for any month to date.

Take time to read the mini-series from last week and other posts. Many things happening, as time and events seem to be speeding up.

Do not lose heart.

Do not be afraid.

Read, pray, reflect, share....writing from the asthma-free zone.

Hmmmm


All the news in the past week reminds me of the Georgia Guildstones. Just in case you forgot about these: from wiki, as is the photo...Not the Ten Commandments but a naturalistic, human-centered, social engineering monument. YUCKY, as connected also to sun-worship and possibly NWO.

from wiki....

A message consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones. Moving clockwise around the structure from due north, these languages are: EnglishSpanishSwahiliHindiHebrewArabicChinese, and Russian.
  1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
  2. Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
  3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
  4. Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
  5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
  6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
  7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
  8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
  9. Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
  10. Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.

Ain't It The Truth?


sent it by t--thanks!

Read this, skeptics.

http://www.dcclothesline.com/2014/10/10/details-mandatory-ebola-vaccines-will-soon-reality/

Vaccine cards to me are a no-no.