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Friday, 7 April 2017

Assad of Syria is NOT our Enemy!

Dear friends, do not be fooled  by the liars in the West who would wish the destruction of Syria, especially the destruction of the 2000 year old Christian communities in that country. Please pray for Syria. 

This man is a tyrant? The Catholics and Orthodox of Syria do not think so 

Basher el-Assad and Family


Sunday, 2 April 2017

Jesus Wept: how we are re-crucifying Him with our "blindness of heart"


Our Lord wept tears of sadness before the tomb of his friend, Lazarus. He wept though He knew He would raise his friend to life. It was not the only time Our Lord wept. He wept over Jerusalem: its betrayal, its coldness, its hatred, its rejection of the Son of Man. 

Our Lord still weeps today. He weeps over our ingratitude, our sins, our coldness, our hatred. He weeps over our unwillingness to trust in Him. He weeps over us not living the Mass. 

I shall relay to you an example. Once, I came out of church and a fellow parishioner denounced the new Mass as "evil". I mentioned to the parishioner that the priest himself says the new Mass. I questioned whether or not it was right for someone to attend a Mass, believing that the same priest performed "evil" liturgies. My interlocutor was silent. Dear friends, this was barely a few minutes after we had all received into our bodies and souls the very Divine God Himself. 

Do we really believe? Really believe

Now, I shall confess that I have been guilty too, and for that, I am ashamed and I ask God for forgiveness. The recognition of one's sins is the beginning of repentance. I must confess that my mother's illness has helped me see my great failings and weaknesses. Seeing death, seeing the futility of life, seeing the vanities and the nonsense is good for the soul. Seeing that - without the fruit - we are but atheists who go to Mass is a good wake-up call to those who claim to be Christian. 

Jesus weeps over me, me a sinner. 

He also weeps over you, a sinner. 

He weeps over us, sinners all. 

Today, in the Liturgy according to the Ordinariate, "The Litany" is sung in procession replacing the Asperges. It is interesting to note that the prayer from "blindness of heart" precedes all other prayers against sin, except from the initial prayer against the devil. 

"From all blindness of heart; from pride, vainglory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and malice; and from all uncharitableness. Good Lord, deliver us".


It is only following this that prayers are offered against sins of the flesh, against sins of false doctrine, heresy, schism etc. 

Rightly so. 

For all these other sins ultimately come from "blindness of heart". St. Paul, (Galatians 5, 19-26), identified the effects of this "blindness": 

It is easy to see what effects proceed from corrupt nature; they are such things as adultery, impurity, incontinence, luxury, idolatry, witchcraft, feuds, quarrels, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, dissensions, factions, spite, murder, drunkenness, and debauchery. I warn you, as I have warned you before, that those who live in such a way will not inherit God’s kingdom. 


Having warned us that to continue in this "blindness of heart" will result in our condemnation, the Apostle outlines the fruit of turning towards Christ and by doing so wiping His tears away:  

Whereas the spirit yields a harvest of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, forbearance, gentleness, faith, courtesy, temperateness, purity.  No law can touch lives such as these;  those who belong to Christ have crucified nature, with all its passions, all its impulses. Since we live by the spirit, let the spirit be our rule of life; we must not indulge vain ambitions, envying one another and provoking one another to envy.


St. John, in his first Book (2, 9-11) wrote as follows, confirming the words of St. Paul: 

He who claims enlightenment, and all the while hates his brother, is in darkness still. It is the man who loves his brother that lives in light; no fear of stumbling haunts him. The man who hates his brother is in the dark, guides his steps in the dark without being able to tell where he is going; darkness has fallen, and blinded his eyes.

There are many passages of Sacred Scripture that warn us about how we are to lead our lives, how we are to treat other human beings - all created in the image and likeness of God - each and every one - yes! - every one - who were wept over by Jesus prior to His Passion. In fact, on the Cross, as He was dying for us (and we too are His crucifiers) he uttered those incomparable words of love: "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do". 

We are to imitate Christ, and not re-crucify Him. This may mean that these next two weeks before Easter can be a time of true repentance, conversion. It should be a time to approach the Sacrament of Penance with a humble heart and a realization that unless we change, we are in danger of losing our souls. 

In practical terms, it means to pray much more, and criticize much, much less. It may mean to stop calling Pope Francis insulting names, to stop manifesting hatred towards him. It will mean that you need to pray for him, for the Cardinals, the bishops, the priests, your neighbour, those you hate (or think you do). It may mean that you start acting like a Christian, instead of just talking like one. 

It may mean that you have to discontinue your Twitter, Facebook accounts. It may mean that you have to stop reading pride-riddled, vainglorious, hypocritical social media, full of envy, hatred and malice. 

It will also mean that perhaps there will be one less person who is not causing Jesus to weep. 

Perhaps you, like Veronica, will finally step forward and in compassion bathe the sweat, blood and tears away from His Holy Countenance. My conversion, your conversion, will mean one less lash upon his back, one less thorn in His already bloodied brow. 

Dear friend: what is in your heart? Do you find there dwelling like a raging fever the sins of adultery, impurity, idolatry, witchcraft, feuds, quarrels, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, dissensions, factions, spite, murder, drunkenness, and debauchery? 

Now, is the time for repentance, to go before the Cross, to embrace It, to kiss the Holy Feet, to truly believe. The true Christian will find love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, forbearance, gentleness, faith, courtesy, temperateness, purity dwelling in their heart and soul.

We will still sin, we will still struggle, but in recognizing our sin, our struggle, we will come that one step closer to truly loving the Son of Man, the Lamb of God who died an ignominious death on the Cross for you and for me. St. John (1 John 2: 1-2) wrote these words of encouragement: 

Little children, the purpose of this letter is to keep you clear of sin. Meanwhile, if any of us does fall into sin, we have an advocate to plead our cause before the Father in the Just One, Jesus Christ. He, in his own person, is the atonement made for our sins, and not only for ours, but for the sins of the whole world.


"From all blindness of heart; from pride, vainglory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and malice; and from all uncharitableness. Good Lord, deliver us".

Monday, 27 March 2017

Defrauding the poor: Justin Trudeau's latest attack on Family



The Liberal Party of Canada is fascist. For those who think not, they should consult Mussolini. Not that Justin Trudeau has read Mussolini, as he lacks the brain power. 

Truth be told, Benito Mussolini is possibly the most influential political theorist in North America and western Europe. In fact, the fascist State in Canada, the US and western Europe has moved beyond even what Mussolini envisaged. 

However Il Duce provided all the tools for the toolbox of contemporary fascism. Do not be fooled by his bombastic speeches or public preening on balconies: Mussolini was a highly intelligent man who's political ideology is now in the ascendency. 

(Mussolini, Doctrine of Fascism, 1932):
The Fascist State, the highest and most powerful form of personality, is a force, but a spiritual force, which takes over all the forms of the moral and intellectual life of man. . . . It is the form, the inner standard and the discipline of the whole person; it saturates the will as well as the intelligence... the Fascist conception of the State is all embracing; outside of it no human or spiritual values can exist, much less have value. Thus understood, Fascism, is totalitarian, and the Fascist State - a synthesis and a unit inclusive of all values - interprets, develops, and potentates the whole life of a people...
Fascism, in short, is not only the giver of laws and the founder of institutions, but the educator and promoter of spiritual life. It wants to remake, not the forms of human life, but its content, man, character, faith. And to this end it requires discipline and authority that can enter into the spirits of men and there govern unopposed.... if liberalism spells individualism, Fascism spells government....the Fascist State is a will to power and to government.

Most readers are aware of the Liberal Governments ongoing and accelerated demonic attack on life in the womb of the mother or at the end of life. However, most may not be aware of another, perhaps more insidious attack on life: the financial impoverishment and strangulation of Canadian families. 

From Everyday for Life Canada

The Justin Trudeau Liberal government is doing its best to further weaken the family in Canada. Canadians pay to intentionally kill tens of thousands of unborn babies each year, all covered by the government health plan. There is plenty of money, to the tune of $650,000,000, to export abortion to the rest of the world. Since Canada legalized last year euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, funds are there to have Canadians killed at the hands of the state.

However, beginning in 2016 income splitting for families where only one parent works is no longer permitted. The Family Tax Cut has been removed. This gave families where one parent works and the other stays home to raise the children. If the working mother or the father was making say $80,000 a year, by transferring some of that income to the other spouse the family could get up to a $2,000 tax refund. This is no longer possible thanks to the Liberal government.


Please read the entire article here. 


You will also notice dear readers that the "establishment" that runs and controls the visible organs of the Church has virtually nothing to say about this vile attack on families. Salt and Light TV would have us believe that all is peachy keen in Canada; the Church is in great shape (witness the latest with Fr. George Smith's "Painter's Mass"  scandal) and if we all just bring in another 100,000 or so "refugees" all will be well. LIkewise the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops drone on endlessly about the same utter failures. You will not hear from them - with noble exceptions - that abortion, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, masturbation etc. are all intrinsically evil. 

You did not hear a peep out of them during the elections when it came to standing up for families against big government and big business who conspire to artificially keep food prices high (all under the pretext for decent incomes for farmers - what about decent food prices for families?) to ensure that a small group of "farmers" remain exceedingly rich, and to keep families poor. In Ontario, for example, Gay Lea is now so rich it subsidizes tuition fees paid by employees (in other words, long-suffering purchasers of over-priced dairy products in Ontario are paying these tuition fees). In Quebec, we have the Saputo Family, whose wealth in estimated over $10 billion. This did not stop them from closing four plants due to the usual excuses. 

You noticed, dear readers, that during the last federal election in Canada, the bishops distinguished themselves with their silence. Did you ever hear from them a word about the outrageous cost of food in this country? May staple food items (milk, cheese, meat, etc.) being three times more expensive than in the United States. No, they were silent. But then, a quick look at these men shows us that the vast majority have a hankering for food, and we know that the widow's mite pays the food bills. 


Archbishop of Miami - Wenski's residence. Reflective of austere piety 

In the United States as well, there is an enormous campaign underway to bring these "refugees" into the country, to not build a Wall keeping illegal migrants out etc. A number of bishops have distinguished themselves in their hysterical outbursts. They have even been joined by powerful, very rich and corrupt religious Orders, such as the Jesuits and the Franciscans. Fr James Martin S.J., (friend of the rich and powerful in Hollywood) and Fr.Daniel P. Horan OFM (incessant jet-setting jogger) are excellent representatives of this fraudulent concern for the poor.  Returning to Canada, the Basilians - once a great teaching Order now reduced to jet-setters and dissenters - were finally driven out of Holy Rosary by Cardinal Collins. 

A little digging shows that this love for the poor reveals impure motives. The USCCB stands to lose billions of Federal monies; huge organizations like Catholic Relief Services (who also pay their employees outrageous six figure salaries) also stand to lose hundreds of millions of tax payers dollars. 

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Basilian Superior, Fr. George Smith stages a "Painter's Mass" at Salt and Light HQ

The abuse of the Liturgy is an ongoing scandal that never seems to end. Here, we bring to readers attention the illicit use of reprobated earthenware and shocking attire akin to the results of a malfunctioning painter's spray can on  painter's overalls. Fr. Smith's liturgical efforts can best be described as a "Painter's Mass" - tragically, more of a mess (no pun intended), if truth were told.

Fr. Smith, during the course of his sermon spoke about


"Even within our [?] Church there are those who seem to resemble the stiff-necked Israelites who rejected the Prophets of Yahweh, as Jeremiah describes them in our first reading"

"Our" Church, Fr. Smith? I though it was Christ's. But I digress. 

I wonder to whom he is referring as these "stiff-necked Israelites"? Surely not St. Pope John Paul II, who gave us, amongst other things, Redemptionis Sacramentum, which forbade the use of earthenware as sacred vessels. 

I ask Fr. George Smith: do you consider St. Pope John Paul II a "stiff-necked Israelite"? If not, why do you disobey the Law of the Church? If, perchance, it was another priest who handed you the illicit and reprobated earthenware, why, as Superior, did you not admonish your brother priest and refuse to use materials that are not fit for the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord?


Dear readers, please do not forget to pray for Fr. Smith and his fellow Basilians. They desperately need our prayers. 

Fr. George Smith in his "painter's" chasuble

Notice the earthenware ciborium (St. John Paul II's "chalice" perhaps?) to the left of the picture. 

Is Fr. Smith also using St. John Paul II's "chalice"? 


Just a moment! Here we have another papal "chalice"!!
Why it is one of just 1000 or so, illicitly used at WYD in Toronto
behind the back of the gravely ill Pope John Paul II 


Redemptionis Sacramentum: 

3. Sacred Vessels
[117.] Sacred vessels for containing the Body and Blood of the Lord must be made in strict conformity with the norms of tradition and of the liturgical books. The Bishops’ Conferences have the faculty to decide whether it is appropriate, once their decisions have been given the recognitio by the Apostolic See, for sacred vessels to be made of other solid materials as well. It is strictly required, however, that such materials be truly noble in the common estimation within a given region, so that honour will be given to the Lord by their use, and all risk of diminishing the doctrine of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharistic species in the eyes of the faithful will be avoided. Reprobated,*therefore, is any practice of using for the celebration of Mass common vessels, or others lacking in quality, or devoid of all artistic merit or which are mere containers, as also other vessels made from glass, earthenware, clay, or other materials that break easily. This norm is to be applied even as regards metals and other materials that easily rust or deteriorate.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Ontario English Catholic Teacher's Association goes hardcore "LGBTQ" at its 2017 AGM

Every picture tells a story. No further commentary is necessary. Evil. 


Just when you think it cannot get worse it does. It has been recently revealed that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) has been endorsing abortion

More recently, this blog published the fact that the out-going President of OECTA, Ann Hawkins re-tweeted  a video from the so-called "Women's March" that was a strident call-out in favour of abortion

OECTA simply goes from promoting one evil to another. 

Now, ramping up its militant support of the "LGBTQ" agenda (though I have heard homosexual activists complain about the inclusion of "Q"ueer - so, watch out OECTA, you may yet come in the cross-hairs of the homosexualists, who may order you to remove the "Q") - OECTA has proudly displayed two - yes TWO - "Rainbow" flags at its AGM.  One notices that there is only ONE Canadian flag, one Ontario flag. Obviously  identifying with homosexuality is more important to OECTA than being Canadian. 



One "rainbow" flag is not enough. OECTA needs two!!


But it goes far, far deeper. One notices that there is NO Crucifix. OECTA has long ceased to identify with Our Lord Jesus Christ. How could they, since they openly promote one of the four sins that cries to Heaven for vengeance? In fact, displaying a Crucifix would be the height of hypocrisy. We can accuse OECTA of many things, but we cannot accuse them of being hypocrites. They are, openly and unabashedly militantly pro-homosexual. As such, why would they display the God-Man Crucified?


Disgraceful. The evil of OECTA displayed for all to see


We have to ask ourselves very serious questions:

Where are the bishops? Why are they silent?

Where are the priests? Why are they silent?

Where are the parents? Why are they silent?

Where are the Catholic teachers? Why are they silent? 

Are there any Catholic teachers left?

Where are the respective Boards of Education and the Trustees?  Why are they silent?



OECTA gloats over its "new rainbow popup banners". Disgraceful gender-ideology propaganda


Dear readers, OECTA is not Catholic. It is a militant, extremist, globalist activist union that is corrupting children with false doctrine and imposing anti-Catholic ideologies.

OECTA is being enabled by the silence of churchmen - both bishops and priests - who are either emasculated cowards; or, even worse, dissenters themselves. 


Why is a Canadian based "Catholic" teachers union attacking a foreign government
at its AGM? Very, very strange behaviour. 

Why are they displaying photos from the pro-abortion "Women's March" in foreign city? 


OECTA is being enabled by dissident do-nothing Boards of Eduction, who sit idly by while heretical teachings and falsehoods are being hoisted on innocent children. These Boards and Trustees are also not Catholic. If they were Catholic they would intervene and fire those teachers who are promoting heresy and perversion. "Oh, they will appeal to the Ministry of Education", appeasers will argue. Well, let them. At least the Boards and Trustees will have expressed themselves. Then, if there are no options left, it is time to shut this sickening masquerade down. 

I call upon the bishop/s to begin the process by demanding according to Canon Law that OECTA cease to use the word "Catholic". If these Prelates do not take action, they too, will have to answer before God for their role in the corrupting of the souls of innocent children. 


My, my OECTA now promotes hermaphrodites. 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Ontario English Catholic Teacher's Association is PRO-ABORTION? ~ very SERIOUS Questions!

Dissenter from Catholic teaching
Just another "OECTA teacher" 

Just how seriously does the Ontario English Catholic Teacher's Association (OECTA) take the grave sin of abortion?

You, dear readers, decide. I ask you to consider the case of Ann Hawkins, who just stepped down after her term as OECTA President. A brief review of her Twitter feed discovers, a number of things, including her extreme political radicalism and her re-tweeting a militant call out in favour of abortion from the dreadful, pro-abortion so-called "women's March". 

The Second Vatican Council calls abortion an "unspeakable evil". It would seem that OECTA does not share the considerations of the Fathers of the Council.  

As President of a "Catholic" teacher's union, Hawkins is silent about Our Lord, and silent about things we would expect a Catholic teacher to support in educating children and young people as Catholics. 

Obviously, the membership of OECTA were not concerned that Hawkins maintained a highly polemical and secular political Twitter account that consistently endorsed, supported, re-tweeted politicians and public figures who are well known for their animosity towards the Catholic Church. 

A few examples of Hawkins' extremist support include: George Takei,  Van Jones, (the Chicago-born card carrying communist), Andrea Horwarth (militant pro-abortion Canadian politician), Chelsea Clinton, Michael Moore and Margaret Atwood. None of these people one could consider even marginally favourable towards Christ and His Church. 

One final question. What are we to make of the teachers who elected Ann Hawkins as President? 

Dear readers, please watch the video, review the screenshots and draw your own conclusions. If you have children in the "Catholic" school system in Ontario, prayerful consider withdrawing them and placing them in a spiritually safer environment. 

Stay tuned to this blog, much more to come on OECTA and its radical, open and public agenda of undermining the Catholic Faith. 


video
Video at the Women's March calling for abortion

Screenshot of the same video, re-tweeted by Ann Hawkins



























Tuesday, 21 March 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Our Lady of the Atonement has been transferred to the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter



The Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter has sought a ruling from Rome on the actions taken against Our Lady of the Atonement parish in San Antonio, Texas. Rome has spoken, the parish has been transferred to the Ordinariate. This is a major defeat for the vicious, arch-modernist Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller.

March 21, 2017
HOUSTON — The first Pastoral Provision parish in the U.S. is coming into the Ordinariate.

Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church and its school, the Atonement Academy, have been transferred to the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, effective March 21. At the direction of the Holy See, all parishes of the Pastoral Provision are to be incorporated into the Ordinariate: a special diocese for Roman Catholics who were nurtured in the Anglican tradition or whose faith has been renewed by the liturgy and evangelizing mission of the Ordinariate. 



Some background: 

On January 19, 2017, Archbishop Garcia-Siller, the Archbishop of San Antonio removed Fr. Christopher Phillips from the parish of Our Lady of the Atonement. Fr. Phillips is a priest of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. 

Garcia-Siller participating in false religious practices
The radical arch-modernist archbishop claimed he had concerns about the liturgical and parish life that Fr. Phillips had built up which had - according to Garcia-Siller - an "identity separate from..." the other parishes in San Antonio. This is code for the Catholics at Our Lady of the Atonement, under Fr. Phillips' leadership,  in not participating in the types of liturgical services promoted by Garcia-Siller.

As you will notice, dear readers, in distinction to his distaste for Catholic rituals, the Archbishop has no difficulties with being an active participant   when it comes  to engaging in  false religious practices. Such practices are strongly condemned by the Church as gravely sinful. Catholics are absolutely forbidden to take part in religious practices that deny the Incarnation of Our Lord. 

Fr. Thomas Crean, O.P., writes: 

Fr. D. Prummer OP, writing in 1910, affirms in his Manuale Theologiæ Moralis that it is never licit for a Catholic to take part in a non-Catholic cult with the intention of worshipping God in the manner of non-Catholics, more acatholicorum. Such an act, he declares, is nothing other than a denial of the Catholic faith.  In the same year, writing an article on ‘Heresy’ for the Catholic Encyclopœdia, Fr. J. Wilhelm SJ affirms that a Catholic may attend non-Catholic services, but only ‘provided no active part be taken in them’. In an article on the same subject, the Dictionnaire de théologie catholiquereiterates, in 1920, that active participation in non-Catholic rites is toujours interdite – the reason being that it is ‘equivalent to a denial of the Catholic faith’. In 1930, Fr. B. Merkelbach OP in his Summa Theologiæ Moralis writes that ‘active participation in the sacred things of a [non-Catholic] public cult is illicit, since it implies approval of the worship and a recognition of the sect.’



For the full details of the ruling, please visit the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter's website.