Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict
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Sunday, 30 August 2015

The Church in Africa proclaims the truth:"abortion and contraception...give rise to a libertine culture of promiscuity...is immoral and sinful..."

Delegates from the Nigerian Bishops Conference 

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria distinguishes itself as possibly the African successor to one of Africa's greatest sons: St. Augustine of Hippo. 

African prelates have not been idle, but are working day and night to evangelize Africans, whilst warning Africans not to succumb to the siren call of the decadent "West". It is my earnest prayer that they come in haste to Canada to spread the Gospel! Would that we had shepherds like these!

The following words by the Nigerian Bishops have not been spread far and wide by the Secretariat of State's underlings, the Holy See Press Office and Vatican Radio, because, like their masters in the Secretariat, they either do not wish Catholics to know the Evangelical power of the African bishops, or perhaps some are just too busy as clerical-political careerists to even notice. But there certainly is an ominous silence from the various lackeys who work for the Press Office and Vatican Radio when it comes to spreading the teachings of the Bishops from Africa. Sadly, they, or their hirelings do swing into action when it comes to pandering to pro-abortion academics and journalists.

However, we have this apostolic warning from the Nigerian bishops as to the baneful and evil influence ("neo-colonialism" of the worst kind - to corrupt African souls) of the decadent "West". Thank God, these bishops in no uncertain terms denounce the United Nations, Canada, Britain, the United States and others for their vile promotion of the hateful abomination that is "same-sex marriage": 

Bishops denounce the decadent "West" for perverting the 
Word of God
 and promoting perverted forms of sexuality 

Recently the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has produced a pastoral Letter: Our Stand on Marriage, Family and Human Society". This extraordinary document should be read, studied and prayed upon by every Catholic. Would that our bishops speak, write with such evangelical truth and clarity!

Truly the Church in Africa lives the words of St. Athanasius: "they have the buildings, we have the Faith". Yes, we have the buildings: whether it be the grotesque, gorging wealth of the Church in Germany (that even invests in pornography), to the cynical cash grab in the Archdiocese of Toronto, known as the "Family of Faith" campaign (in Toronto Catholic Witness circles, as "No Family, No Faith, NO Money!"). 

Here is an earlier sampling from these Apostles from Africa: 

From the Nigerian bishops in 2012: 

We denounce the relentless efforts of many Western nations’ development programmes and the United Nations’ agencies to pressurize and manipulate countries in Africa, especially Nigeria, to embrace an anti-life culture and anti-life programmes, namely, artificial family planning, under the guise of population control, eradication of HIV-AIDS, and the promotion of so-called women’s reproductive health rights. Abortion and contraception – which form the basis of this anti-life mentality and aggravate the culture of death, give rise to a libertine culture of promiscuity. As Catholics, we reiterate that the use of contraceptives is immoral and sinful and we recommend only Natural Family Planning, abstinence and self-control.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Why is Vatican Radio promoting a feminist "theologian" who is pro-priestess, pro-abortion, pro-homosexualist, pro-adulterist, pro-contraception...

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet, who wrought signs before him... (Revelation, 19:20) 

Dissident theologian, Tina Beattie, a guest of Vatican Radio 
The depth of the crisis in the Church can be seen over at Vatican Radio. Vatican Radio today carries an interview with a feminist dissenter, Tina Beattie. Beattie, we are told, promotes an "incisive presence of women in the Catholic Church" (the words of Philippa Hitchen for Vatican Radio, twisting the words of the Pope). Beattie subtly hints at a wish-list of dissent: "he is not going to do it for us" (that is, the Holy Father will not enact the feminist agenda for priestesses etc.). 

However, Beattie ends the interview optimistically, by stating:"...its often said feminism is a western movement. That's absolutely not true, you know, I'm in conversation with  Catholic women all over the world and this is a growing movement in every culture and context..." 

Vox Cantoris has already unmasked the promotion of homosexuality on this website on a number of occasions (being then hastily removed after being exposed). That such open dissent can be publicly promoted on websites controlled by the Secretariat of State confirms to Catholics that there is a highly organized group of dissenters at work right inside the Vatican: moral relativists who are busy promoting a perverted morality, openly promoting heresy and attacking the sacramental economy of the Church. Beattie's dissident opinions may be read here in her own words. An excellent overview of her dissent may be read at Protect the Pope.

How is all this possible? Why were readers not informed of the sinister theology of this woman? Why ask the opinion of a known heretic and dissenter? No mention that she supports abortion, contraception, the ordination of women... 

But then, why would Vatican Radio allow articles in favour of homosexualism, replete with photographs of grave sins being committed? Dear readers, I leave that up to your imaginations. 

Please pray for the Pope, and the Church who are under such diabolical attack. Please pray for the upcoming Synod on the Family. 

Monday, 24 August 2015

Canadian Federal Election 2015: Two bishops speak up: "abortion is the preeminent intrinsic evil of our day"


Bishop Vann
Catholics need to realize how serious the upcoming Federal election is in Canada. As pointed out in previous posts, the CCCBs Episcopal Commission on Justice and Peace is a miserable failure when instructing Catholics in the gravity and preeminent evilness of abortion; failing to underscore the moral crisis, the absolute urgency to openly oppose the monstrous evil that plagues Canada, when up to 100,000 unborn children will be butchered per year. This is a scandalous compromise with evil. 
Some babies will be murdered in the particularly hideous sadist torture of "partial-birth" abortion, where the little one will be stabbed through the back of the neck into the  brain. 
Bishop Farrell
Thankfully, the American bishops have produced an excellent Guide on how to vote. We impoverished Catholics in Canada must turn to them for moral guidance. Many documents issued by the Catholic bishops of America are readily available on the internet. One outstanding example is the Joint Statement from their Excellencies, Bishop Kevin Farrell and Bishop Kevin Vann, from the Dioceses of  Dallas and Fort Worth, respectively. Published in 2008, it is as timeless as if it were penned today, for the truth is always timeless. Please pray for these two good shepherds that they may continue to guide their flocks amidst the trials and tribulations of this world. 

I urge all Catholics to study this document and form their consciences accordingly. Please spread this Letter far and wide. Please also encourage Catholics to study the USCCBs superb "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship". 

Joint Statement
from Bishop Kevin Farrell and
Bishop Kevin Vann
to the Faithful of the Dioceses of Dallas and Fort Worth

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

   
     ...The Church teaches that all Catholics should participate as "faithful citizens" in the public square, especially through our voice in the voting booth, and that we have the responsibility to treat the decision for whom we will vote for with profound moral seriousness.  We must approach the right and duty to vote with a properly formed and informed conscience in accordance with the teachings of the Church.  Last November, the Bishops of the United States issued a document entitled Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, in which we and our brother Bishops issued clear moral guidelines to aid the faithful in proper formation of conscience with regard to the many issues we face in our nation today.  Through this joint statement to the faithful of Dallas and Fort Worth, we seek to briefly summarize the key points and dispel any confusion or misunderstanding that may be present among you concerning the teaching contained in the document, especially that which may have arisen from recent public misinterpretation concerning this teaching.
1.  Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship clearly teaches that not all issues have the same moral equivalence.  Some issues involve "intrinsic evils"; that is, they can never under any circumstance or condition be morally justified.  Preeminent among these intrinsic evils are legalized abortion, the promotion of same sex unions and "marriages", repression of religious liberty, as well as public policies permitting euthanasia, racial discrimination or destructive human embryonic stem cell research.
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship clearly states:
"There are some things we must never do, as individuals or as a society, because they are always incompatible with love of God and neighbor. Such actions are so deeply flawed that they are always opposed to the authentic good of persons. These are called ‘intrinsically evil' actions. They must always be rejected and opposed and must never be supported or condoned. A prime example is the intentional taking of innocent human life, as in abortion and euthanasia. In our nation, ‘abortion and euthanasia have become preeminent threats to human dignity because they directly attack life itself, the most fundamental human good and the condition for all others' (Living the Gospel of Life, no. 5). It is a mistake with grave moral consequences to treat the destruction of innocent human life merely as a matter of individual choice. A legal system that violates the basic right to life on the grounds of choice is fundamentally flawed." (22)
2.  The destruction of the most innocent of human life through abortion and embryonic stem cell research not only undercuts the basic human right to life, but it also subverts and distorts the common good.  As Pope John Paul II clearly states:
"Disregard for the right to life, precisely because it leads to the killing of the person whom society exists to serve, is what most directly conflicts with the possibility of achieving the common good... It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop..." (The Gospel of Life, 72; 101)
3.  Therefore, we cannot make more clear the seriousness of the overriding issue of abortion  while not the"only issue"  it is the defining moral issue, not only today, but of the last 35 years. Since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, more than 48 million innocent lives have been lost. Each year in our nation more than one million lives are lost through legalized abortion. Countless other lives are also lost through embryonic stem cell research. In the coming months our nation will once again elect our political leaders. This electoral cycle affords us an opportunity to promote the culture of life in our nation. As Catholics we are morally obligated to pray, to act, and to vote to abolish the evil of abortion in America, limiting it as much as we can until it is finally abolished.

4.  As Catholics we are faced with a number of issues that are of concern and should be addressed, such as immigration reform, healthcare, the economy and its solvency, care and concern for the poor, and the war on terror.  As Catholics we must be concerned about these issues and work to see that just solutions are brought about.  There are many possible solutions to these issues and there can be reasonable debate among Catholics on how to best approach and solve them. These are matters of "prudential judgment." But let us be clear: issues of prudential judgment are not morally equivalent to issues involving intrinsic evils. No matter how right a given candidate is on any of these issues, it does not outweigh a candidate's unacceptable position in favor of an intrinsic evil such as abortion or the protection of "abortion rights."
As Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship states:
"The direct and intentional destruction of innocent human life from the moment of conception until natural death is always wrong and is not just one issue among many. It must always be opposed." (28)
5.  Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, in paragraphs 34-37, addresses the question of whether it is morally permissible for a Catholic to vote for a candidate who supports an intrinsic evil  even when the voter does not agree with the candidate's position on that evil. The only moral possibilities for a Catholic to be able to vote in good conscience for a candidate who supports this intrinsic evil are the following:
a. If both candidates running for office support abortion or "abortion rights," a Catholic would be forced to then look at the other important issues and through their vote try to limit the evildone; or,
b. If another intrinsic evil outweighs the evil of abortion. While this is sound moral reasoning,there are no "truly grave moral" or "proportionate" reasons, singularly or combined, that could outweigh the millions of innocent human lives that are directly killed by legal abortion each year.
To vote for a candidate who supports the intrinsic evil of abortion or "abortion rights" when there is a morally acceptable alternative would be to cooperate in the evil  and, therefore, morally impermissible.
6. In conclusion, as stated in Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the decisions we make on these political and moral issues affect not only the general peace and prosperity of society at large, but also may affect each individual's salvation. As Catholics, we must treat our political choices with appropriate moral gravity and in doing so, realize our continuing and unavoidable obligation to be a voice for the voiceless unborn, whose destruction by legal abortion is the preeminent intrinsic evil of our day. With knowledge of the Church's teaching on these grave matters, it is incumbent upon each of us as Catholics to educate ourselves on where the candidates running for office stand on these issues, particularly those involving intrinsic evils. May God bless you.
Faithfully in Christ,
Most Reverend Kevin J. Farrell
Bishop of Dallas
Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann
Bishop of Fort Worth

Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Ontario Catholic Teachers Association - OECTA - declares "collective environmental sin" is the "greatest religious issue" of all time!



Who can deny that our age is one marked by a great crisis, which appears above all as a profound "crisis of truth"?
Letter to Families, Pope John Paul II 


The Toronto Secondary Unit (TSU), of the militantly dissident Ontario Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) has proclaimed that "collective environmental sin" is the "greatest religious issue" of all time! Imagine that!

Sin is a personal offense against Almighty God, it is not "collective". 

As to the TSU declaration: NO dear members of OECTA. The greatest religious issue - at least of our time - is, as St. Pope John Paul II identified - a "crisis of truth"- manifested in subjectivism, immantentism and moral relativism. This is turn has led to an unprecedented anarchical and increasingly totalitarian moral crisis: contraception, abortion, divorce, sexual perversion and license. Instead of opposing these evils, OECTA continues to dissent, thereby pouring spiritual poison into young, gullible minds. How perversely evil. 


Saturday, 22 August 2015

"Abortion" and "Foetus": The Episcopal Commission on Peace and Justice Electoral Guide 2015 ~ yes, words DO matter!

A Partial Birth Abortion: 
where the nearly delivered baby is murdered 
by stabbing him or her into the brain 

I have written about the shameful decision of the CCCB's Episcopal Commission to avoid using the word "abortion",  and the use of the word "foetus", rather than "unborn child". This is compromise with evil. 

Abortion: The Catechism of the Catholic Church uses "abortion". If the Guide is referring to abortion, why not use the word? Sins need to be specified and not obfuscated. In fact, a careful reading of the Guide does not tell us why abortion should be opposed (or for that matter suicide and euthanasia, which are mentioned by name); why it is a moral evil, a mortal sin. Given the state of catechesis it cannot be presumed that Catholics are cognizant of abortion as an evil to be opposed as a non-negotiable. To the contrary, the trend over the past decade and more shows an increase in Catholics (including regular Sunday Mass attendees) adhering to a pro-abortion position. The gap with our separated protestant brethren is actually widening. It is the Catholics who are embracing the culture of death more than the protestants. The moral relativist crisis amongst the faithful is actually worsening. 

Foetus: The morality of using "foetus" outside of a medical context is dehumanizing and degrading. It is used habitually and purposely by those who do not want to use "unborn child" or "baby". All the more reason to use "unborn child".  Consider: during partial birth abortion (which is practiced in Canada), the child is delivered free of the mother, but for the head (otherwise it is "legally" considered a homicide). The baby is then murdered by the abortionist stabbing him or her just below the skull at the back of the neck into the brain. Is such a murdered child to be referred to as a "foetus" in a Catholic election guide? 

John Finnis of Oxford University argues it in this manner: 

For about 12 weeks after viability some of these little beings are on the outside being tended by the pediatrician and everyone as babies, and some of them are on the inside still intertwined with their mothers, and being cared for, in some cases, by gynecologists who recognise they have two patients, and in some cases, as the mother decides (in America, or the party official in China) being threatened with destruction by her (or the state's) abortionist as a mere fetus. However extensive the rights in all fairness of the mother, and they are extensive, they are no basis at all for denying to the child she's bearing during those twelve weeks its proper human name, her baby or child...

Excellent point! Words have consequences: at times very serious moral consequences. 

Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) -Toronto Secondary Unit (TSU) campaigns for pro-abortion politicians

This is the type of politician that OECTA supports

We have posted a number of times about the objectively evil Ontario Englsih Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA); a strident and militantly dissident union - at least in its leadership - openly opposed to the Catholic Church.  Back in the nineties, OECTA was openly calling for priestesses, and hosting people, such as the "arch-heretic" Gregory Baum (the very words of  the Rev. Msgr. Vincent Foy). 

Waterloo OECTA retweeting OECTA's participation at the obscene and
evil Gay Pride Parade in Toronto 

Recently, OECTA's Toronto branch, the Toronto Secondary Unit (TSU) is busy endorsing Toronto candidates for the Federal election that are pro-abortion and pro-homosexualist that they believe are particularly favourable to the union. But it seems that the secularist disease infects all of OECTA, not just the notoriously militant TSU, but also, e.g. OECTA Waterloo. As I wrote a few months ago, it was very disheartening to read that the President of OECTA was openly supporting homosexualism. Instead of throwing him out, OECTA membership is either supportive or silent (due to cowardice?). 

Canada is in a very, very dangerous situation. The Church is an even more dangerous situation. Here, we have a critical election, and the Catholic teachers union in Ontario is openly supporting objectively evil candidates.  Why? Yes, why indeed. 

Canadian Bishops' "Episcopal Commission on Justice & Peace" promote Election Guides that are silent on the the issue of our times: abortion

"Abortion is murder in the womb"
Mother Teresa

A betrayed saint
The unaccountable and un-canonical Episcopal Commission on Justice and Peace, having released its own scandalous election Guide, that could not even mention the word "abortion" (with no mention of the just recently "legalized" abortion pill RU-486), has updated the CCCB website to include links to two further election guides: one from Development and Peace, the other from the Canadian Council of Churches. The holy name of Our Lord Jesus Christ is not mentioned in either document from these two "religious" organizations.  Both of these two new guides are secularist, promoting at best a sociological, horizontal Christianity, long ago condemned by the Popes. Neither guide addresses the three non-negotiable election items of Pope Benedict XVI. So what possible use could they be to inform a Catholic  conscience? One might ask: why not, for example, include REAL Women of Canada's Election Guide on their recommended list? 

"Since everything is interrelated, concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion" Laudato Si, Pope Francis

D & P perverts Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si, failing to mention that at the centre of any ecological movement is human ecology: the defense of life from conception to natural death. D & P's concern is imposing new taxes on carbon emissions and extending government control into peoples lives. Strangely, it shows no concern to impose control to stop the heartless from killing unborn children? 

The Commission's recommended election guides
D & P fails to mention what Popes John Paul II,  Benedict XVI and Francis have written (c.f. human ecology): there can be no true, moral and just environmental movement without defending human life. First in this defense is the weakest most vulnerable of lives: the unborn, the elderly, the sick and disabled. We have mass extermination of the unborn, and we will soon have "legalized" euthanasia. Why are they silent?  

The document by the Canadian Council of Churches is hardly better. It does bring up euthanasia, but only within the context of needing a "debate" - there is NO opposition to euthanasia in this document, that, the Episcopal Commission evidently sees fit to recommend to Catholics for study on election issues. Needless to say, the CCC is likewise SILENT on abortion, the family, "same-sex marriage" and so on. 

Just how important is abortion an election issue? Let us, once again,  recall the words of St. Pope John Paul II:

It was a legally elected parliament, "which allowed for the election of Hitler in Germany in the 1930s and then the same Reichstag that gave Hitler powers which paved a way for the political invasion of Europe, for the creation of concentration camps and for introducing the so-called 'final solution' of the Jewish question, which meant the extermination of millions of sons and daughters of Israel." The pope continued, "We have to question the legal regulations that have been decided in the parliaments of present day democracies. The most direct association which comes to mind is the abortion laws. ... Parliaments which create and promulgate such laws must be aware that they are transgressing their powers and remain in open conflict with the law of God and the law of nature."

Truly one can ask: why would the Episcopal Commission on Justice and Peace recommend these two election guides, when they are objectively evil? A great injustice has been committed against the Catholic faithful and loyal bishops who could never acquiesce to this. This committee is compromising with evil. It was tried in the 1930s with the Nazis, and we know the result of that. This is madness.
Prayer for Canada

0 Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust our country to your loving care.

Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection.

.Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the respon­sibilities that accompany human freedom.

Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and the breakdown of family life.
Grant us the wisdom to know and proclaim that this nation was founded on God’s law and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights and freedoms.

Guide and protect this land from every evil and from the attacks of the powers of darkness.

O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new culture of life. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Imprimatur: Bishop Roman Danylak, D.D,
Titular Bishop of Nyssa - Dec. 12, 2004

Friday, 21 August 2015

Canadian Election: Voting the lesser of two evils is a delusion... Msgr. Kass and Hitler

"On the one hand we must preserve our soul, but on the other hand a rejection of the Enabling Act would result in unpleasant consequences for fraction and party. What is left is only to guard us against the worst. Were a two-thirds majority not obtained, the government's plans would be carried through by other means. The President has acquiesced in the Enabling Act."

Monsignor Ludwig Kass



Meet Monsignor Ludwig Kass. In March of 1933 he was head of the Centre Party, a predominantly Catholic party with 74 seats in the Reichstag out of a total of 647. The Enabling Act, which provided the legal basis for Hitler's rise to power, allowed the chancellor to pass laws without involving the Reichstag. Msgr. Kass argued in favor of the Enabling Act, presumably in return for unspecified constitutional and ecclesiastical guarantees from Hitler. On March 23, 1933 the Reichstag passed the Enabling Act with the support of most of the Centre Party. Soon after this Msgr. Kass left for Rome and resigned from his position in the party. On July 20, 1933 the Reichskonkordat was signed followed shortly thereafter by the disbanding of the Catholic Centre Party. Msgr. Kass ended his career in exile in Rome, supervising the archaeological excavations under St. Peter's Basilica.

Monsignor Kass seems to me to be a tragic figure caught between two evils. On one hand persecution of the Catholic Church in Bismark's Kulturkampf was fairly recent history. The Centre Party had its origins in protecting Catholic rights in the face of this persecution. On the other hand the threat of a Bolshevik revolution in the face of the weakness of the Wiemar government and recent events in Russia seemed to be a greater threat. Perhaps Hitler's conciliatory tone led him to believe he could trust Hitler's promises.

Hitler's Speech to the Reichstag
By its decision to carry out the political and moral cleansing of our public life, the Government is creating and securing the conditions for a really deep and inner religious life. The advantages for the individual which may be derived from compromises with atheistic organizations do not compare in any way with the consequences which are visible in the destruction of our common religious and ethical values.

The Government will treat all other denominations with objective and impartial justice. It cannot, however, tolerate allowing membership of a certain denomination or of a certain race being used as a release from all common legal obligations, or as a blank cheque for unpunishable behavior, or for the toleration of crimes. [The national Government will allow and confirm to the Christian denominations the enjoyment of their due influence in schools and education.] And it will be concerned for the sincere cooperation between Church and State.
The struggle against the materialistic ideology and for the erection of a true people's community (Volksgemeinschaft) serves as much the interests of the German nation as of our Christian faith. ...The national Government, seeing in Christianity the unshakable foundation of the moral and ethical life of our people, attaches utmost importance to the cultivation and maintenance of the friendliest relations with the Holy See. ...The rights of the churches will not be curtailed; their position in relation to the State will not be changed.
It is easy to see how Msgr. Kass might have been swayed. He did not have the benefit of our historical hindsight in evaluating the consequences of his actions. The presence of Nazi troops outside the Kroll Opera House where the Reichstag was meeting might have been a clue. The Night of the Long Knives would not take place for another year and Kristallnacht was still years away. Hitler was still on his best behavior courting his rivals and clinging to the veneer of legality. Perhaps the monsignor thought, like so many others, that Hitler and his Nazis could be controlled. I can only imagine Msgr. Kass' feelings of remorse in his Roman exile as he watched World War 2 unfold.  

Catholics are once again suffering the effects of a new Kulturkampf. We have not yet gotten to the point of jailing clergy for preaching against same sex marriage, abortion or euthanasia but that may well be because it happens so seldom. We have already seen the collapse of Catholic school systems in parts of Canada. We have definitely gotten to the point of jailing peaceful pro-life protesters. We are also looking to an external threat in the middle east as many of our brethren are being killed for their faith. In the face of this we are given an electoral choice which can only be characterized as the lesser of three evils.

This pragmatic lesser of two evils strategy can only go so far before you find yourself severely compromised. Perhaps it is time we begin to preach the gospel in its entirety without compromise. If they threaten to close our schools and churches then so be it. I would rather attend mass in a garage with a clear conscience.

Enabling Act of 1933

"The Centre is essentially a political, non-denominational party; it takes its stand on the constitution of the German Empire, which requires of the deputies that they regard themselves as the representatives of the whole German people." True however to its programme, the Centre has regarded as its first and most urgent task the defeat of all legislative measures directed against the Catholic section of the community; and, just as during the Kulturkamf, so also today the preservation of the civil equality of the Catholic minority is considered the chief duty of the party. Apart from its programme, the fact that almost all the deputies of the Centre and their electors belong to the Catholic Church furnishes a sufficient guarantee that the party will most strenuously represent the interests of German Catholics in every sphere of public life.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

The 2015 Electoral Guide issued by the CCCB is a betrayal of the unborn and the family ~ they do not even use the word "abortion"


"We must obey God, rather than men" 
(Acts 5, 29)

It is a sad thing when bishops fail in their duty to be the moral teachers of their flock. It is tragic to see bishops un-canonically handing over their authority to a faceless committee. The "Episcopal Commission of Justice and Peace" has issued another useless "Electoral Guide" for Catholics for the upcoming Federal election this Fall. It is simply pathetic when compared to the "Three Non-Negotiables" of Pope Benedict XVI. The Pope taught that Life, from conception to natural death, is the nexus point of all other rights; from this primary right flows the rights of true marriage and the family, and then authentic human freedom. To the contrary, the Guide offers no hierarchy of truths; rather three pages of numerous items of differing importance. 


The Pope of the Family
How do they approach abortion, the very first non-negotiable, what the Second Vatican Council called an "abominable crime" (Gaudium et Spes, 51)? They do so in the following evasive manner: 

"demanding the right to life for even the smallest among us - the human embryo and foetus - since they too belong to the human family..." 

That is it. The word "abortion" is not even mentioned. The term "unborn child" or "babies" is not mentioned. They could not even bring themselves to use the word "child", but settled for the sterile term beloved of abortion advocates - foetus. 

No mention in this Guide that up  to 100,000 babies are butchered each year in Canada, no mention that we have partial birth abortion in this country, no mention that abortion mills proliferate, no mention of sin, no mention that it is an unspeakable crime, no  invocation of Our Blessed Lord to guide voters, to convert hearts of sinful politicians.... 

The Guide proceeds to follow a type of perverted "seamless garment" proposal (for there is the true one as proposed by the Popes: all contingent on the sacredness of innocent life). Not once do the Guide's authors remind us and emphasize that all rights stand or fall on the right to life. The Church teaches that the entire State's morality and existence stands on its absolute duty to defend all innocent human life; to enact legislation accordingly. The moral duty to resist evil law is not mentioned. Contrast all of this evasiveness to words of the Catechism of the Catholic Church  against the evil of abortion. 

Compare their obscenely weak statement to the words of St. Pope John Paul II from Evangelium Vitae:


Among all the crimes which can be committed against life, procured abortion has characteristics making it particularly serious and deplorable. The Second Vatican Council defines abortion, together with infanticide, as an "unspeakable crime".

But today, in many people's consciences, the perception of its gravity has become progressively obscured. The acceptance of abortion in the popular mind, in behaviour and even in law itself, is a telling sign of an extremely dangerous crisis of the moral sense, which is becoming more and more incapable of distinguishing between good and evil, even when the fundamental right to life is at stake. ...

...The moral gravity of procured abortion is apparent in all its truth if we recognize that we are dealing with murder and, in particular, when we consider the specific elements involved. The one eliminated is a human being at the very beginning of life. No one more absolutely innocent could be imagined. In no way could this human being ever be considered an aggressor, much less an unjust aggressor! He or she is weak, defenceless, even to the point of lacking that minimal form of defence consisting in the poignant power of a newborn baby's cries and tears. The unborn child is totally entrusted to the protection and care of the woman carrying him or her in the womb...

Pope John Paul II betrayed by the wolves
Notice the holy Pope's sense of urgency, alarm. None of this exists in the committee generated, bland, confusing and, objectively evil Guide. But the betrayal of the late Pope is becoming increasingly known. Archbishop Henryk Hoser a few months ago told us plainly: they have betrayed Pope John Paul II: "...the pastoral practice also betrayed Pope John Paul II because they did not follow his voice, they did not acquaint themselves with his teachings".

This three page Guide (confusingly mixing discretely inserted absolute moral non-negotiables along with lesser social evils) is a betrayal. A horrible, grotesque betrayal. Of Christ, His Church, the unborn and families - and a number of holy bishops whom I know oppose this evil. It demonstrates everything that is wrong in the Church in Canada. No strong, credible Gospel of Life stand, no mention of the plague of the intrinsic evils of contraception, pornography, divorce and perverted sexuality (including the horror of "same-sex marriage") that are fueling the destruction of the family and society. Compare this Guide to the useless 2011 Guide. They are virtually identical. The bitter fruit of the 2011 Guide was the continued moral decimation of Canada, and there will be no change, except in the acceleration of the collapse of this country. Our Lord Himself spoke of those being neither hot nor cold, and that He would vomit them from His mouth (c.f. Rev 3:16). Well, we see the vomit. 

The full Guide may be read here. 

Canadian Bishops' website promotes two new secularist election guides that are silent on abortion ~ why are they compromising with evil?

"Abortion is murder in the womb"
Mother Teresa

The unaccountable and un-canonical Episcopal Commission on Justice and Peace, having released its own scandalous election Guide, that could not even mention the word "abortion" (with no mention of the just recently "legalized" abortion pill RU-486), has updated the CCCB website to include links to two further election guides: one from Development and Peace, the other from the Canadian Council of Churches. The holy name of Our Lord Jesus Christ is not mentioned in either document from these two "religious" organizations.  Both of these two new guides are secularist, promoting at best a sociological, horizontal Christianity, long ago condemned by the Popes. Neither guide addresses the three non-negotiable election items of Pope Benedict XVI. One might ask: why not, for example, include REAL Women of Canada's Election Guide on their recommended list? 

"Since everything is interrelated, concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion" Laudato Si, Pope Francis

D & P perverts Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si, failing to mention that at the centre of any ecological movement is human ecology: the defense of life from conception to natural death. D & P's concern is imposing new taxes on carbon emissions and extending government control into peoples lives. Strangely, it shows no concern to impose control to stop the heartless from killing unborn children? 


The Commission's recommended election guides
D & P fails to mention what both Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis have written: there can be no true, moral and just environmental movement without defending human life. First in this defense is the weakest most vulnerable of lives: the unborn, the elderly, the sick and disabled. We have mass extermination of the unborn, and we will soon have "legalized" euthanasia.  

The document by the Canadian Council of Churches is hardly better. It does bring up euthanasia, but only within the context of needing a "debate" - there is NO opposition to euthanasia in this document, that, the Episcopal Commission evidently sees fit to recommend to Catholics for study on election issues. Needless to say, the CCC is SILENT on abortion, the family, "same-sex marriage" and so on. 

Just how important is abortion an election issue? Let us, once again,  recall the words of St. Pope John Paul II:

It was a legally elected parliament, "which allowed for the election of Hitler in Germany in the 1930s and then the same Reichstag that gave Hitler powers which paved a way for the political invasion of Europe, for the creation of concentration camps and for introducing the so-called 'final solution' of the Jewish question, which meant the extermination of millions of sons and daughters of Israel." The pope continued, "We have to question the legal regulations that have been decided in the parliaments of present day democracies. The most direct association which comes to mind is the abortion laws. ... Parliaments which create and promulgate such laws must be aware that they are transgressing their powers and remain in open conflict with the law of God and the law of nature."

Truly one can ask: why would the Episcopal Commission on Justice and Peace recommend these two election guides, when they are objectively evil? A great injustice has been committed against the Catholic faithful and loyal bishops who could never acquiesce to this. This committee is compromising with evil. It was tired in the 1930s with the Nazis, and we know the result of that. This is madness.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Why Pope Francis cannot and will not even try to change the doctrine and practice on Holy Communion for Adulterers and on the intrinsic sinfulness of homosexual acts


Catholics too often forget that Our Lord Jesus Christ is in control of His Church. Catholics also all too often forget that the Pope is merely Christ's Vicar: the Pope, as every Catholic is, is bound to believe and obey everything Christ taught and everything that has been infallibly taught in the universal and ordinary Magisterium. 

Certainly, a Pope can commit error in discipline and jurisdiction. We know, for example, that the suppression of the Jesuits by Clement XIV was a juridical act and it was wrong. But, it did not affect doctrine or practice. Nonetheless, due to the Pope being pressured  by, in this case, Freemasonry, he did commit error and damaged the missionary activity of the Church. Disciple and jurisdiction play an important role in the Church: pray for the Pope!

A Pope can, however, err as a private doctor. Papal Sunday homilies, for example, are not protected by the guarantee of infallibility. Nor do Popes expect Catholics to regard such homilies as such.  There is much confusion as to the extent of Christ's protection over the Pope: the Pope is not some automaton moved magically by Our Lord. He is a free human agent, open to sin. That is why we must pray and pray even more for the Pope! Lucifer and the hordes of hell target the Pope like no other person. If he can inhibit the Pope, cause disciplinary and juridical confusion etc. he can inflict immense damage on the Mystical Body. If he can goad on the "wolves" (who still dwell in the Vatican, and innumerable Chanceries) to manipulate and undermine the Pope, he will. But, let us not forget, even in such scenarios, Christ permits it: as a punishment for infidelity. 

But to conclude; in answer to the immediate questions as to why the Pope will not try to change neither the doctrine nor the practice (for giving Holy Communion to Adulterers and/or acclaim that practicing homosexuality is approved), at the upcoming Synod on the Family, the answer is because Our Blessed Mother will be guiding him. These were the words of the Pope at Aparecida, on the 24th of July, 2013,as Pope Francis re-consecrated himself to Mary: 

Mary Most Holy by the merits of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in your beloved image of Aparecida, spread infinite favours over all Brazil.
I, unworthy to be counted among your sons and daughters but full of desire to share in the blessings of your mercy, lie prostrate at your feet. To you I consecrate my intentions, that they may ever dwell on the love that you merit; to you I consecrate my tongue that it may ever praise you and spread your devotion; to you I consecrate my heart, that, after God, I may love you above all things.
Receive me, incomparable Queen, you whom Christ Crucified gave to us as Mother, and count me among your blessed sons and daughters; take me under your protection; come to my aid in all my needs, both spiritual and temporal, and above all at the hour of my death.
Bless me, heavenly helper, and through your powerful intercession, give me strength in my weakness, so that, by serving you faithfully in this life, I may praise you, love you and give you thanks in heaven, for all eternity. Let it be!

Monday, 17 August 2015

BREAKING: Bishop Athanasius Schneider gives conference in Poland on the abuse of distributing Holy Communion in the hand

His Excellency, Bishop Athanasius Schneider gave a conference in Krakow, Poland on the need for the utmost reverence towards the Most Blessed Sacrament, especially focusing on the near worldwide practice of distributing Holy Communion in the hand, which is an attack on the Real Presence, and causing great damage to the Church..."we cannot be indifferent, silent..."




Photos of the Bishop offering a Solemn High Mass can be seen here. 

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Pope Francis: there is an Apostasy at work in the Church ~ "the apostasy, namely, the adoration of idols..."

"Only I can help you..." 

Many times Popes, subtly and in discrete ways reveal the true depths of their hearts and the real condition in the Church and the world. St. Pope John Paul II a few years before his death spoke of the "silent apostasy".  Pope Benedict XVI spoke of the crisis of faith.... now, we have Pope Francis speaking once again, of an "apostasy". 

The Holy Father spoke these astonishing words in his daily Meditation on April 20th, 2015. 

...And then the third temptation, “the apostasy: namely, the adoration of idols”. This too “is an everyday temptation of Christians, ours, of all of us who are the Church: the temptation not of power, of the Spirit’s power, but the temptation of worldly power”. 

...Herein lies “our daily temptation: slipping toward worldliness, toward power, and hence, faith, the mission weaken. The Church weakens”.

...Francis asked the Lord “to grant us this grace of astonishment of the encounter and also that He help us not to fall to the spirit of worldliness, which is that spirit which, behind or under a superficial layer of Christianity, will lead us to live as pagans”.