Friday, January 19, 2018

President Trump addresses 2018 March for Life


BTW, this is a first.

Presidents Reagan and Bush II each 'phoned it in' in 1987, 1988 and 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 ,respectively.

I have found some references to Bush I phoning in support....just haven't been able to track it down yet.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Mark Shea bans Kneeling Catholic

You can find the exchange here  Jim Bakker and Trump

Kneeling Catholic  19 hours ago
I don’t understand your ‘guilt by association’ argument. It seems like you are saying:
1. Jim Bakker and other name-it-claim-it preachers back trump
2. Therefore it would be wrong for you to back trump
That’s not a valid argument. Else we would have to condemn the 
Holy Father as well. Name-it-claim-its love Francis. 
He hosted Kenneth Copeland et al and treated them as his spiritual equals. 

[Citation Needed] on Francis and Kenneth Copeland.

Thanks for tuning in!!

Do you know how hard I had to search to find a source that wasn't from 
some prosperity gospel yellow rag journalism?
Pretty far down the line.
Francis did meet with Copeland, but I cannot fault the man for that. 
He may be incomplete disagreement with Copeland's trash theology 
of prosperity, but Francis is enough of a diplomat to at least hear people out.
Trump is mired in their heretical theology of God favoring the rich. 
I don't think there's a comparison.

Friend,I do admire your good sportsmanship. You are a much better loser than me!
>>>Trump is mired in their heretical theology of God favoring the rich.<<<
Nice parting shot! 
and I won't embarrass you any further by asking you to citation me a 
trump-quote to prove that :-)
Me personally, I don't care if Trump is a heretic. 
I don't care if he is Zoroastrian! (Cyrus was). 
I don't care if Charles Manson voted absentee for him.
I support Trump, as a Catholic, simply because:
1. World Peace. He is the only US politician who does not want to 
needlessly antagonize Putin and risk Armageddon. 
He is alone on this. Democrats and Republicans--to include Pence-- 
are all intent on increasing tensions.
 Let us pray the President's cooler head prevails on this. We need World Peace. Visualize it!
2. Prolife. He will get Roe v Wade overturned if he survives
3. Drugs. He wants to stop their importation thru our porous borders.
4. Global Warming. He has already solved it :-)
I think we can both agree to pray for the success of our President and our Holy Father!

Marthe Lépine  kneeling catholic  11 hours ago
"World Peace"?! Your "idol" is certainly making peace 
more likely through his name-calling exchange with that other baboon in North Korea...

Marthe, Sorry to be the bearer of good news :-(
Name it, claim it!
[[this last post was too much for Mr. Shea...and I was banned]]

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Protestants and Heresy

I recently found this BBC portrayal of St. Dominic debating an Albigensian 'Bishop'.

I love the video, even though it was probably intended to put Dominic in a bad light.
A dear protestant lady I know watched it as well. I thought it might stir her to some Catholic sympathies seeing Dominic passionately defend:

1. Our Lord's Incarnation
2. The God of the Old Testament
3.  Our Lord's Redeeming Sacrifice

against a true modern and scoffing know-it-all.

Naaaaa! She came away sympathizing with the Albigensian!

What gives?!!

[update: 20 JAN 2018]

I found a great historical Podcast about the Munster Anabaptists!

Prophets of Doom

What is the connection between two sets of heretics separated by 300 years?  In short: The Incarnation. Somehow the Anabaptists also denied Christ's earthly Flesh, just as did the Albigensians.
This is remarkable. It could be a coincidence or it could be evidence that the Church never completely stamped out the Albigensians.

Most histories of the early Anabaptist leaders record that they had strong connections with the Reformers centers in Wittenberg, Zurich and Strasbourg, Most were originally priests...these  two factors make it seem that their both denying our Lord's Incarnation could just be a coincidence. 

However there are other factors that make you wonder. Like:

1. The French Protestant Huguenots sprang up in some old Albigensian strongholds..among other places
2. Some French Protestant Huguenot historians were keen on reclaiming the Albigensians as their Christian forbearers
3. The Weaver connection.....Both the anabaptist and Albigensian movements seem to have spread among weavers....Queen Elizabeth even resorted to making weavers swear an oath to the Incarnation..perhaps a 'trade secret' of the weaver's guild was the Albigensian heresy?  Crazy!!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


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Father Know-it-all of Relevant Radio cuts loose:

FATHER>>>>>>>>>>.Perhaps the most amazing silliness of the season is the St. Peter’s square nativity scene by which the eye is drawn not to the child born in the manger but to a rather erotic sculpture that people are calling the “Nude Dude”. The whole thing is a busy, distracted collection of sculptures in the style of the Christmas scenes of Naples Italy.

The purported purpose of the display is to remind people of the seven corporal works of mercy. It reminds me of nothing so much as the Disney torture-chamber ride, “It’s a Small World After All”. The eye is drawn to nothing except the Nude Dude, reminding one to renew his gym membership so he is ready for swimsuit season or other clothing optional events. <<<<<<<<<<<