The obtuse spirit of Vatican II blows where it will

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Damian Thompson highlighted the fascinating friendship between the Argentinian Pope Francis and English Episcopal ‘Bishop’ Tony Palmer.

I watched the video on the eminent Dr Thompson’s blog of Pope Francis making his ‘heart-melting’ ecumenical overtures to charismatic evangelicals and thought not a great deal of it.

I was disconcerted by His Holiness talking of Tony Palmer as a ‘Brother Bishop’ since as far as I was told, Anglican orders remain null and void, but I thought to myself, ‘Well, the spirit of Vatican II blows where it will…’

Read more about the Pope’s latest video foray 

Video highlights of the 2014 Washington, D.C. March for Life

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Less than 2 minutes. Click here to watch.

Short video: The Catholic Church Year in Review

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Buenos Aries Cathedral Protest: A reaction of faithful who are scandalized.

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Ed: – For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. (2 John 1:7)

The Argentina cathedral once again hosted the inter-religious ceremony on Tuesday, November 12th, during which a small group of around 50 Catholics prayed the Rosary before the evening’s ecumenical event began. One of the men also took the opportunity to use an open microphone to denounce the inter-religious act in a Catholic cathedral.

In reaction, some members of the audience stood up and repudiated the rosary-praying Catholics to their face, even spitting on them. Buenos Aires Archbishop Mario Poli attempted to appeal for calm in the cathedral saying: “Let there be peace. Shalom,” while urging everyone to retake their seats for the inter-religious ceremony that would be led by Rabbi Abraham Skorka.

The police eventually arrived, at which point the protestors calmly left the cathedral while singing the Salve Regina.

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Excerpt From the Vatican document MORTALIUM ANIMOS ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XI ON RELIGIOUS UNITY

…This undertaking is so actively promoted as in many places to win for itself the adhesion of a number of citizens, and it even takes possession of the minds of very many Catholics and allures them with the hope of bringing about such a union as would be agreeable to the desires of Holy Mother Church, who has indeed nothing more at heart than to recall her erring sons and to lead them back to her bosom. But in reality beneath these enticing words and blandishments lies hid a most grave error, by which the foundations of the Catholic faith are completely destroyed.

5. Admonished, therefore, by the consciousness of Our Apostolic office that We should not permit the flock of the Lord to be cheated by dangerous fallacies, We invoke, Venerable Brethren, your zeal in avoiding this evil; for We are confident that by the writings and words of each one of you the people will more easily get to know and understand those principles and arguments which We are about to set forth, and from which Catholics will learn how they are to think and act when there is question of those undertakings which have for their end the union in one body, whatsoever be the manner, of all who call themselves Christians.

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This video would be hilarious – if much of it weren’t true!

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Sacrilege in Germany: The fruit of modernism run rampant in the Church.

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It appears there was a fundraising Mass (or “Mass) held for a children’s hospital operated by Catholic charities/Caritas.  A noble goal, perhaps, but the implementation was disastrous.

A circus was mixed in with the Mass, and the Mass was offered not in a proper church but in a dining hall of some kind, with the Blessed Sacrament brought around to the almost entirely elderly participants seated at their tables.

This seems to be a common thing in Germany, the mixing of the sacred and profane with Masses offered at outdoor beer festivals and the like, with people literally going from sucking on a cigarette, or a stein of beer, or from eating a bratwurst one second, and then turning around and receiving Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament the next.

Or, they rather indiscreetly place the Blessed Sacrament in their pocket.

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Watch the video (The sacrilege begins at about minute 1:02. The pagan snake dancer comes on at about 3:02. And don’t miss the priest playing his clarinet! )

Ohio Mom Teams-up With TMLC to Remove Islamic Proselytizing Video from 7th Grade History Class

The Olmsted Falls City School District, located in Olmsted Falls, Ohio has agreed to remove the video “30 Days: Muslim and America” from the 7th grade World History Curriculum.  The action was taken to avoid a constitutional challenge by the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which filed a series of requests for public records concerning the video on behalf of Jenny McKeigue, a mother of three children who attend schools within the district.

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Video – Three (Real) Things About Islam

 

Today is the memorial of St. Padre Pio of Pieltrelcina

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Dr. Taylor Marshall posted a link to a bit of authentic video footage of St. Pio, doing “ordinary” things. It runs about 8 minutes and is certainly worth a look. The video actually gets better as it goes along.

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Video: President Obama needs your help starting World War III! Find out how you can help!

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Notice to Obama supporters: This video may seem
to make perfect sense to you, but it is a parody – a joke!

The Second City Network takes both the president and his glassy-eyed followers to task in a biting new video about Obama’s heated Syria rhetoric.

Help Kickstart World War III is a faux crowdfunding pitch aimed at Obama worshipers who will nod their heads at any decision the president makes.

Even the fictional group behind the crowdfunding campaign nails the president’s celebrity in chief status–“Americans for Whatever Barack Obama Wants, Did You Know He’s Friends With Jay-Z?”

Seen at Breitbart.com

Shocking video: Watch members of the “Religion of Peace” behead a Catholic priest.

VATICAN CITY (Catholic Online) – The Vatican is confirming the death by beheading of Franciscan Father, Francois Murad, who was martyred by Syrian jihadists on June 23.

Warning: Graphic violence

Editor’s note: There appears to be a number of beheadings taking place, starting around time frame 3:45 – and seeming to go on forever – to the repeated cries of “Allahu Akbar”. Please pray for these current day Christian martyrs – and their executioners. 

Wacky video: Jesus vs Mohammed – worth a look!

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Probably the best 25-minute Catholic interview you’re ever likely to see.

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Watch the Michael Coren interview

Thanks to The American Catholic for the tip.

Video: Live Action goes undercover in the notorious LeRoy Carhart abortion mill

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OK … Let’s play “Who’s the Real Terrorist!”

Cesare Santangelo, the D.C. abortion doctor who told a pro-life activist that he wouldn’t help a baby born alive as a result of a failed abortion, described the group that recorded the conversation as “terrorism.”

“I don’t like to feed into these people,” Santangelo told The Washington Post to explain why he hasn’t watched the recording of his interview with a Live Action activist. “I really consider them terrorists.”

Santangelo described what would happen in the event of a failed abortion while talking to an activist posing as someone seeking an abortion.

“You know, legally we would be obligated to help it, you know, to survive,” he says in the video.  “But, you know, it probably wouldn’t.  It’s all in how vigorously you do things to help a fetus survive at this point.  Let’s say you went into labor, the membranes ruptured, and you delivered before we got to the termination part of the procedure here, you know?  Then we would do things – we would – we would not help it.”

He stood by the comment, though he told The Washington Post that he would call paramedics.

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Editor’s note: Who wants to bet the that the number of times Dr. Santangelo called paramedics in order to save a born alive baby is less than “1”?

Catechist: VIRTUS training, something born out of the sins of a few priests and the bishops who sheltered them, has become a millstone around the neck of the laity.

Was there a single person in that room that was unclear about the horrific nature of the acts committed by a specific set of priests and the bishops who covered up for them?  Why were we, the laity, being required to watch what was quickly boiling down to an indoctrination film as a solution to crimes that were not ours?

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The Divine Mercy and Nine Days That Changed the World

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by Doug Lawrence

Our parish Divine Mercy Sunday Committee decided to do things a bit differently this year. Rather than simply showing one of the several good, traditional Divine Mercy videos early on Sunday afternoon, they decided instead to have two Saturday showings of “Divine Mercy, No Escape”
the story of Saint Faustina Kowalsa, with the late Helen Hayes doing the narration, plus a 1:15 pm Sunday showing of  “Nine Days That Changed the World” – Newt and Callista Gingrich’s 2010 excellent documentary about Poland, The Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II and the fall of the Soviet Union.

Other than the extremely tight interval between the end of the 95-minute video and the start of the 3:00 Divine Mercy Holy Hour, the showing was hugely successful and nothing less than inspiring.

The SnagFilms website is hosting the video on line
and you can watch it for free.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Nine Days That Changed the World Synopsis

Pope John Paul II’s historic nine-day pilgrimage to Poland in June of 1979 created a revolution of conscience that transformed Poland and fundamentally reshaped the spiritual and political landscape of the 20th Century.

Newt and Callista Gingrich, along with a Polish, American, and Italian cast, explore what transpired during these nine days that moved the Polish people to renew their hearts, reclaim their courage, and free themselves from the shackles of Communism.

Millions of Poles, almost one third of the nation, turned out to see the Holy Father in person, while the rest of the country followed his pilgrimage on television and radio. Within sixteen months, Solidarity became the first officially recognized free trade union in the Communist bloc, with over 10 million members. The momentum of this nine-day visit would eventually lead to the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989 and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.

I can tell you that the documentary actually covers a 10-12 year period, chronicling a chain of unlikely events, unparalleled in modern world history, that did indeed change the world. And it happened without the violence and bloodshed that typically accompanies these types of major, geopolitical upheavals (think: Arab Spring).

There’s a lot of great historical information, a lot of terrific newsreel footage of Pope John Paul II in Poland and elsewhere and a lot of powerful, inspiring stuff that should make every Catholic feel truly blessed … and make non-Catholics think seriously about converting … which is something that Newt Gingrich actually did!

There’s also great lessons in the video for all of today’s Catholics … in particular, our American Catholic bishops … about how to deal effectively with would-be tyrants, recalcitrant politicians and godless secularists.

President Barack Obama should watch this video … not that it would do him much good. I think he would at first, be jealous … and later, fearful.  And well he should be!

Happy Easter! Happy Divine Mercy Sunday!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Supplemental reading: The Keys of This Blood – by Fr. Malachi Martin

Atheist Penn Jillette defends the Catholic faith against (Catholic) Piers Morgan’s liberal, modernist heterodoxy.

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Revisionist (Church) History of the Far Left

Yale-educated University of Notre Dame professor of New Testament and early Christianity, Candida Moss has released a video promoting her new book, “The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom.”

In the video, Moss discounts the accounts of early Christian martyrdom:

Contrary to traditional Church teaching, and popular belief, Christians were not systematically tortured and killed by the Romans merely because they refused to deny Christ.

Rather, these stories were exaggerated, revised, and forged, often centuries later, and the history of the Church was reshaped in order to combat heresy, to inspire and educate the faithful, and to fund Churches.

She describes the goals of her book as “getting the history right,” and to “expose the dangerous legacy that these misunderstandings about Christian martyrdom have had for us today.”

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Editor’s note: This professor is obviously a weak-minded follower of Joseph Campbell. Chalk up one more scandal for Notre Dame!

In the face of such monstrous evil, the proper response is to pray.

Posted today at The American Catholic site

All hail, O holy Queen, Mother exceeding merciful; Life’s spring, sweet comfort, our Hope-bearer, all hail. To thee our plaint we lift, children of Eve yet in exile. To thee our aspiring, and longing and weeping, lift we from this vale of sorrow. Ah then, Mary, be our intercessor; hither vouchsafe to turn thine eyes compassionate, and look upon us. And Jesus, blessed offspring of thy womb, O Mother, show thou to us when earthly exile endeth. O gentle, O loving, O gracious Virgin Mary!

Words fail me.  My prayers for the poor kids murdered, their parents and the adults murdered and their families.

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2-minute video explains why marriage between one man and one woman is unique, critically important to society – and totally non-discriminatory.

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