Tuesday, January 28, 2014

More Accolades for Pope Francis from Rolling Stone Magazine

The article assures us that Francis is indeed breaking with Catholic Tradition.

.......Eventually, he moves to greet the crowd. Benedict, a dour academic, kept this portion of the general audience to a minimum. But Francis, like Bill Clinton, thrives on personal contact, and he spends the better part of an hour greeting believers. .....

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/pope-francis-the-times-they-are-a-changin-20140128#ixzz2rkeZLKnX
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treats this achievement with the headline....

El Papa is a Rolling Stone! Pope Francis graces the front page of rock and roll magazine as he continues his break from Vatican tradition

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2547322/Stop-killing-doves-Pope-criticised-animal-rights-groups-outdated-tradition-two-birds-attacked-released-Vatican-window.html#ixzz2rpY9KB82
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(K.C. again) It is clear that many, many of his Holiness' secular boosters only love him because they believe he is making a break with Catholic Tradition.  I am afraid many Catholics love him for the same reason.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Pope's 19 January Mass @ Sacred Heart Church marred by horrid music and gum-chewing

The choir, given their smirking at one another and their hopping around,  do seem quite pleased with themselves.  Despite the cute music, I don't see even any priests who can sing along.   So how is this music promoting 'full participation'?

1) by driving half of the faithful out of their minds
2) by confusing the congregation so they couldn't sing along even if they wanted to.

Vatican Two's wake seems to have enshrined a new commandment:

'It is OK for the people-that-run-things to offend any number of the faithful with banality and irreverence' . If they are offended by the aforementioned or even by gum-chewing during Mass, then they are Pelagians and should be driven out!

O Holy Father, what would be wrong and who would be offended if you were to DICTATE  and MANDATE this:

....instead of the likes of the distracting Communion music heard at 1hour 10 minutes in the following video (the gum-chewing is also there-abouts)


Your Holiness, you are our boss!  people would listen if you asked them to be reverent.

oh, and btw, there was no absolutely no kneeling for Holy Communion, and Communion was distributed any-old-way.    As I have said numerous times before: 'if banging a tambourine in someone's ears would make him want to kneel for Jesus, then I would be all for it!' 

There's just the problem of ambience.  After a choir, or liturgical director, or priest fosters a casual--even comical--atmosphere, people just aren't in the mood for solemnity. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

youtube shows the whole story behind Richard Sherman's rant

I was shocked by Sherman's Sunday night rant on Fox sports.

Then I saw this video:   Immediately after the game Sherman had run over to his nemesis Crabtree and consoled him  'helluva game!'  and offers his hand.  Crabtree refuses to shake Sherman's hand and shoves him in the face!

After seeing this, I conclude that Sherman has been unjustly grilled by the media. What does this have to do with this blog? perhaps not much, except that when people feel 'superior' to those in the thick of battle who lose their heads and say things that are 'inappropriate'. (think Michael Voris and many others who are outraged by the underhanded way traditional Catholics have been treated by the people-that-run-things.)

I was sitting comfortably on my couch when I first turned my nose up at Richard Sherman.  It is so easy to be critical when you aren't in the arena.

Sorry, Richard!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Iconoclasts Vandalize Brooklyn Church's 'Transporter Room'!!

When this:
is replaced with this:

It's time to do this:

Thanks, New Liturgical Movement for this link!!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Reuters Reports that Vatican Defrockings of Sex Abuse Priests are down under Francis

It's written between the lines in this article...but Biship Scicluna does mention that the number has fallen from a high average of 190 per year for the years 2011/2012 under Benedict XVI,  to about 100 for the year 2013 under Pope Francis.

Bishop S assures the interviewer that this lessening does not go hand-in-hand with Francis' merciful (who-am-I-to-judge?) approach, and that the smaller number is reflective of Pope Benedict clearing the back-log of cases.  The headline appears to be a counter to the obvious conclusion drawn from the contrasting Benedict's and Francis' defrocking numbers.

Pope won't be lenient with predator priests: ex-prosecutor

VATICAN CITY Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:04am EST
Newly-ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Malta Monsignor Charles Scicluna (C) is congratulated by fellow bishops during his ordination ceremony at St John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta November 24, 2012 in this file picture. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
Newly-ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Malta Monsignor Charles Scicluna (C) is congratulated by fellow bishops during his ordination ceremony at St John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta November 24, 2012 in this file picture.
Credit: Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will not show leniency towards pedophile priests because truth and justice are more important than protecting the Church, the Vatican's former sex crimes prosecutor said on Saturday.Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the most authoritative Catholic official on the Church's abuse crisis, also told Reuters that the number of clerics defrocked by the Vatican was likely to have fallen to about 100 in 2013 from about 125 in 2012.
Scicluna said Francis, despite his merciful nature, would be very tough on pedophile priests after an abuse crisis that the pope on Thursday called "the shame of the Church."
"I have met with Francis and he has expressed great determination to continue on the line of his predecessors," said Scicluna, who served in the Vatican for 17 years before he was named an auxiliary bishop in his native Malta in 2012.
"His gospel of mercy is very important but it is not cheap mercy. It has to respect the truth and the demands of justice," Scicluna said in a telephone interview.
The pope, who was elected last March, set up a commission of experts last month to address the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, in his first major step to tackle a crisis that has plagued it for two decades.
The group will consider ways to better screen priests, protect minors and help victims in the face of charges the Vatican has not done enough to guard the vulnerable or make amends.
Scicluna, who served in Rome for 17 years, was the Vatican's expert last Thursday in Geneva when United Nations child protection experts pushed Holy See delegates to reveal the scope of the decades-long sexual abuse of minors by Roman Catholic priests.
Despite the unprecedented grilling of Vatican delegation, he said the experience was very helpful for the Church.
"We have a great responsibility to our people ... I think it was a blessing that we had this meeting (in Geneva) before the commission is set up," he said. The commission is still in the process of being formed and its members chosen.
Scicluna confirmed that published Vatican records show that in 2011 the number of priests defrocked hit a recent peak of some 260.
He said the rise was due to "contingent backlog problems with some historical cases" and that he expected the numbers were "stabilizing" at about 100 in 2013.
Scicluna said the numbers for most years are made up of about 50 percent by priests who were actively defrocked and the rest by those who had asked to leave the priesthood after they "admit their crimes".
"Dismissal is imposed and dispensation presupposes the request of the priest but the effect is the same," he said.
In 2012, while he was still in his previous job at the Vatican, he created a stir when he uttered the word "omerta" - usually used to describe the Sicilian Mafia's code of silence - in relation to the sexual abuse crisis in the Church.
He used it again on Saturday in response to a question.
"I think there is a clear signal that 'omerta' is not the way the Church should respond," he said. "I am convinced that the best thing for the institution is to own up to the truth whatever it is."
The Church has had to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation in sexual abuse cases worldwide, bankrupting a string of dioceses. Last Thursday the pope said it was right to pay damages to victims.
Victims groups have said more has to be done to protect children and that bishops who have been accused of covering up crimes by shuttling priests from parish to parish should be held accountable.
(Reporting By Philip Pullella)


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    Friday, January 10, 2014

    Mario Palmaro, a prophetic voice, nails it!

    Dear sisters and brothers,

    "The Church and Her Deafening Silence, is the Problem"


    an excerpt regarding the stranglehold the homosexual lobby has on the Church(Google Translate) .....

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> If I discover today that my son is taking drugs , I tell him then maybe he ought to--"Go and read the joint declaration that your mother and I  wrote six years ago when we told you not to take drugs " ? Or I should I not NOW take to him to my breast and try to bring him back to the right path if it is still possible?Where is the Pope ? Where are the bishops ? Deafening silence.Dear Editor in Chief, in this battle , where is the Bishops' Conference , where are the bishops ? Deafening silence<<<<<<

    follow this link (I do not have time  right now to research the best translation, so use Google translate from German to English, or else find the Italian original and go from Italian to English --or to your own native tongue)

    update....Rorate has a good English version .......http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-advance-of-abortion-homosexual.html