Archive for November, 2011

…After the case of the theatrical spectacle at the Theatre de la Ville, in Paris, which presented an old man, whose son cleaned him of his excrement before a large image of Jesus Christ, also painted with excrement (the image was later the target of children throwing bombs, and the final message was: “you are not my shepherd”); and after the effective protests of some Catholic youths, supported by the Leferbvrists, who got onstage with a banner and later prayed on their knees on the sidewalk – only to be labelled fundamentalists and extremists – it seems that the French bishops and the Cardinal of Paris have woken up. Maybe after someone in Rome pointed out that it wasn’t fitting to leave the defense of the figure of Christ up to a few groups. The Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal André Vingt-Trois has called for a vigil of prayer in reparation for the “debut” of the theatrical production, judged blasphemous, with sexually explicit scenes and insults launched at Christ. The blasphemous work, created by the Argentine-Spanish director Rodrigo Garcia,  sparked polemics at its debut in Spain, where it was financed with public funds from the National Drama Center of Spain. In Paris, the premier is scheduled for 8 December, the day on which the Immaculate Conception of Mary is celebrated…. (Source)

Here’s yet another example of the young Catholic laity being slandered by Boomer Bishops for their fidelity and seriousness about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  This reaction from these bishops sounds very familiar.  Remember this?

The Bishops of Canada are aware of both the potential and the dangers. At their 2009 Plenary Assembly, there was a special evening session on the pastoral implications of blogs and Internet sites, both in terms of the new opportunities they can provide, and in view of their radicalizing and at times divisive impact on social as well as ecclesial discourse and relations. (Source)

Like grab a clue, dear Fathers.  The Gospel is not some political plaything you can bandy about.  One minute, you’re slandering faithful Catholics ‘fer like actually defending the dignity of Our Lord, and the next minute when your foolish conduct is outed either by the Truth or by the Holy See, you switch gears like the slick politicians 90% of you are.  Decide which side you’re on, your dis-Graces, and get your finger nails dirty and work…like the rest of us down here in the trenches.

If you would have more regard for Jesus and less regard for your “good reputation in society”, you wouldn’t constantly have to be embarrassed and made to look like weak branches swaying in the wind.

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Members of my family, in the London diocese, were all commanded to stand for the reception of Holy Communion; their parish priest berated them that such behaviour would not be tolerated in “his church.” As if that were not shocking enough he labelled them, “cookie worshipers”!”

I’m just wondering to myself:  just how bad does it have to get before we dump this Ecclesiastical establishment?

If they don’t believe in the Church’s central doctrines, and they don’t act like they do, just how long do we have to put up with it before calling out that the Emperor has no clothes?  Seriously.  As Catholics are we bound to stay in Communion with the open heretics?  I don’t think so. 

What’s really scary is the fact that most people in the pew won’t bat an eyelid at what this priest says.  40 years of social justice drugs does that to you.  But as for the rest of us, we need to do something and let the professionals know that it’s not business as usual anymore.

Maybe we can petiton Rome for our own Ordinariate within the Church, like the Anglicans got.

Dear Holy Father, please consider this our application for our little Ordinariate . 

We like to call it “Catholic”.

Yours sincerely,

Beleagured in the Great White North 

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Good news.

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We’ve heard a lot of bad things about the education curriculum in Québec. I knew that they were normalizing homosexuality (who isn’t these days?) but now I hear that they’re avid practitioners of gender mainstreaming on the minds of our kids.

Get a load of this picture, which is taken from a school book for students in their second year of high school. For those of you that don’t read French, the first question asks the student to indicate his/her gender. The choices are:

  • Boy
  • Girl
  • I don’t know yet

If kids don’t know their gender by the time they’re 12 years old, they need to be told. They need help. They need support and guidance. They most certainly don’t need the State telling them that they can choose their gender or switch it around from one week to the next.

This is child abuse, pure and simple.

Opposition to this crap is mounting, so the Left is pulling out the coercion tactics. A Québec mother has recently received death threats for expressing her opposition to this sex-confusion agenda.

France apparently has adopted a similar program of gender mainstreaming. But the French are stirring the pot and unhappy with the arrangement. Despite their reputation for being “progressive”, the French also have some common sense left, more so than Quebeckers, it would appear.

Pray for our children!

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I see that GayPal has given back the money that wasn’t theirs.

If they keep this up, there’s going to be some serious financial reprecussions for them.

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“Some blogs have coarsened Catholic dialogue in the past years: the anti-Obama Catholic blogs; the so-called pro-life blogs, that may be advocating pro-life, but they are decimating persons and reputations,” Father Rosica noted.

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Forget about Santa Claus, Michael Voris is coming to town!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm

Description:

The event’s theme is “The New Evangelization: Living Your Faith with Charity & Boldness”.  The topics being discussed will touch upon the challenges that the Church faces today, how we can respond to these challenges with charity and boldness, and how to deepen our faith a…nd share it with others. The event will open with Mass followed by three talks given by Michael Voris. Three Catholic artists will perform throughout the day: Critical Mass, Mags and Kathleen Dunn.

Early Bird Tickets*: $25

General Admission: $20

Student Regular Ticket Price: $35

General Admission: $30 Student

Tickets are available here or by phone (1-888-522-2070) or by email: david@catholicchapterhouse.com.

For groups of 5+ people please call or e-mail David using the above contact information.

*Early Bird Deadline (February 29, 2012)

For more information, click here.

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Well, it looks like the Liturgical war is in full swing.  For all of the liberalizing influences of the “Spirit” of Vatican II, the Liturgical police seem to be insistent that it’s their way or the highway, regardless of what Rome says, or rather does not say.  

Here’s is how one of The Vox’s readers put it:

Sadly, in my diocese last evening, some left Holy Mass in tears and angry after being forced to stand after receiving Our precious Lord in the Eucharist and were prohibited from kneeling. Shame on the priest and our bishop!

 Which diocese is this reader referring to?  Well, London, Ontario, of course:

Meanwhile, the poor people of the See of Toronto’s wayward child have had gestapo like “ministers of uniformity” going around telling them to get off of their knees. The Diocese of London under Bishop Ronald Fabbro of the Congregation of St. Basil as High Priest of liturgy has ordered under the rubric of “obedience” that people must all stand after Holy Communion until all have received and returned to their pews as a sign of “unity” and “community.”

It seems that certain Canadian dioceses are into binding what the Church does not bind, and therefore making the Liturgy into a play-thing to be manipulated to their own tastes.  Relativism does not first affect morality and then eventually destroy culture.  Relativism first destroys the liturgy, and then it attacks morality and then the culture.  I am convinced that this is what has been playing out in the West these past 40+ years. 

Socon or Bust readers will know about the problems with London. We’ve covered this problematic diocese over the years.  And there’s stuff we simply can’t (at this time) publish on this blog but it’s no less scandalous than the tragic events which have already been reported on.

I am beginning to be more and more convinced that the problems concerning liturgy go much further than what happens at Mass.  I think liturgical deviance from Rome and the enforcement of pseudo liturgy by the liturgical commissariat end up revealing a serious problem with authority, ecclesiology and even sexuality.

For instance, readers will remember Richard Gaillardetz.  He’s the dissenting theologian which Socon or Bust exposed a couple of years ago when he was invited to address the CCCB.  Well, you’ll never guess where’s he’s recently turned up.  If you guessed in London at its Pastoral Study Days, you would be right!

Bishop Fabbro, the bishop of London, is the bishop who chairs the CCCB’s ad hoc Committee on Life and Family which is responsible for initiating the Canadian Church’s pro-life strategy over the next several years (which has been prompted, I might add, from the pressure exerted on them from the abortion scandal concerning Development & Peace).  He’s the same bishop who has invited Richard Gaillardetz.  Gaillardetz sat on Obama’s National Catholic Advisory Council, dissents on the infallible status of Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, contraception, and many, many other areas and is the feature speaker at the Diocese of London’s “Pastoral Study Days”.

Does this make any sense?  Actually, it makes perfect sense.  Liturgical abuses, doctrinal dissent, and pastoral abuses all go hand-in-hand.  

Binding us to liturgical novelties might not therefore seem to be a big deal, but it invariably points to the proverbial canary in a Church coal mine.

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Socon or Bust is always happy to provide you with useful information to help you and your families live healthy and wholesome lifestyles. Today I bring you an important warning about compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

Most of you probably have at least one CFL at home. They are appealing because they use much less energy, thus protecting the environment and saving us money.

Most of you are probably aware that CFLs contain mercury. But I suspect that few of you are aware of the extraordinary health precautions you must take if ever a CFL breaks in your house. What you’re about to read might shock you so much that you’ll want to rid your home of all CFLs for the safety of your family.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The London Telegraph newspaper features a story on little Taya Kennedy, a 14-month-old girl who has Down’s Syndrome but has taken the modeling world by storm. The camera loves her and she now has her own modeling agency that is booking her gig after photogenic gig.

Kennedy is just another example of the joy such children and people with Down syndrome bring to the world but who, tragically, see their lives snuffed out by abortion at a 90 percent rate.

From the story:

‘Taya is an incredibly photogenic, warm and smiley child, and that shines through in her photographs,’ says Alysia Lewis, owner of Urban Angels, the prestigious UK model agency that has signed her up.

‘We only open our books twice a year and select just a few new children each season.

‘The standard is high; the desire for places strong. Taya is one of 50 children we chose from 2,000 applicants.

‘That she has Down’s Syndrome did not enter the equation. We chose her because of her vibrancy and sense of fun. Not all children are comfortable in front of a lens and with a photographer looking at them — especially when they are so young. But Taya was so relaxed and happy. She was just what we were looking for.’…(Source)

Love them. Don’t Kill them.

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…“Mr. Whatcott entered the university property with a purpose to distribute his literature to students, staff and public,” said the judge, adding, “Traditionally, universities have been places for the exchange of ideas” and the “concept of free expression is part of the University of Calgary philosophy.”

“His activity was peaceful and presented no harm to the university structures or those who frequented the campus. … Although Mr. Whatcott’s pamphlet is not scholarly, freedom of speech is not limited to academic works.”

In conclusion, Judge Bascom found that “the means used by campus security halted Mr. Whatcott’s distribution of these flyers and violated his right of free expression.”

The judge also lifted the University’s ban against Whatcott that would have indefinitely prohibited him from setting foot on the campus again, stating that the ban was “arbitrary and unfair.”…(Source)

Whatever you think of Bill’s tactics, you’ve got to hand it to him. He’s got brass balls.  And his courage is making freedom possible for the rest of us who would prefer not to get our fingernails dirty in digging up the garbage that Lefists have been dumping on this country for the past 40 years.

Thank you, Bill. 

I expect you’ll be paying another visit to the University of Calgary very soon.

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I called 18 health insurance companies, including insurance “firms.”  I was told this, ” When Obama enacted his “health care reform,” he mandated that maternity coverage not be available to any private insurance company.”  All 18 companies said the exact same thing.  It almost seems like he is trying to discourage pregnancy. Hmm…that made me think of something else. (Source)

Just when are the American Bishops going to stop drinking Barry O’s Koolaid?

And how long are we, the Laity, going to keep accepting the conduct and behaviour of the Bishops when it’s patently obvious they just.don’t.get.it.?

Treating Barry in any other way than a sworn enemy of Jesus Christ is just massive self-delusion that is killing the unborn and our culture.

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God is good. Thanks be to God.  How else can you explain the fact that we have THE most hostile President to human life ever, and a very weak Catholic hierarchy, and yet the abortion edifice continues to fall apart?

46And Mary said:

   “My soul glorifies the Lord
 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
   of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
   holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
   from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
   he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
   but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
   but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
   remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
   just as he promised our ancestors.”  – Luke 1

 The pro-aborts are losing and there’s nothing they can do about it.  Abortion is becoming denormalized.

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The truth that just won’t go away…despite the politically corrected science which insists that Dorothy really does live in Oz.

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As reported by Watts Up With That, your best source for straight talk on climate change, it appears that another climate doom-and-gloom prediction has fallen flat.

In 2009, some scientists could no longer find a herd of 200,000+ Caribou from northern Saskatchewan. Their explanation, which was covered by the media, was that the poor beasts had fallen victim to destructive “climate change”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Believe it not, there’s cause for hope in this story.

New York City authorities said Sunday they thwarted a terrorist plot that would have targeted returning military personnel, post offices and police stations with crude pipe bombs inspired by an al Qaeda magazine.

Authorities charged Jose Pimentel, 27 years old, with providing support for an act of terrorism, conspiracy and weapons charges. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Mr. Pimentel, a United States citizen born in the Dominican Republic, was arrested on Saturday after having been watched by the NYPD since May 2009. (Source)

A lot of people tend to associate terrorism with Islamic countries. But over the years, we’ve witnessed a number of individuals born in the West who have become “radicalized” and turned into terrorists. Many people wonder how this can be happening.

In his best-seller “America Alone: the End of the World as We Know It“, Mark Steyn provides lots of useful insights into many of the problems plaguing the West. He’s also a very skilled writer, combining wit with incisive logic. I highly recommend the book. You’ll find it instructive and hilarious. On the particular subject above, he masterfully sums up the problem with these few words: Read the rest of this entry »

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I’ve been saying this for years, but this guy picked it up back in the 90s.  Communism never died.  Economic communism dipped for a while, but it’s coming back in the U.S.  Moral communism, however, only morphed and reinvented itself. 

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Details here.

Like I said in the commbox, I do hope I have something to do with outting this guy.

Come out, come out where ever you are.  You can’t hide forever.  Sooner or later, you’re going to get busted.

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