Some of the lesser (and greater) known Candlemas Traditions
The older orders – especially those that pray the Little Office of The Blessed Virgin Mary celebrate Christmastide in prayer – season and liturgy until Candlemas and or Septuagesisma Sunday, the movable (gregorian dating) start of pre-lent that comes from the Catholic Church’s setting of the Easter date every year for all of Western Christianity (still to this day) – In some orders it is one or the other and other orders which ever comes first Septuagesisma or the Purificaton, as Candlemas is a (Julian) fixed date 40 days after the birth of Christ
The Mother of God subjects herself to the Purification and Presentation of The Son of God not out of need but in order to fulfill the prophesy that would come to pass within the domain of “‘under the law” of Moses
Among the lost traditional Catholic customs being restored is to let a blessed candle burn all night on this Feast day before an icon of Our Lady. When the world still had forests everywhere, her intercession was relied upon to keep the wolves away during these cold nights. Now, our “wolves” tend to be of a different sort, (protecting our families from the wolves within the Church) but the pious burning of a blessed candle with prayers offered to Our Lady, is still called upon to help keep them at bay as well as several other associated devotions
Various countries decorate the candles brought from home to be blessed in different ways with symbols and ribbons.
The Candlemas Polish name — “Matka Boska Gromniczna,” or “Mother of God of the Blessed Thunder Candle.”
On the 40th and last day of Christmas my true love sent to me two turtle doves for Sacrifice
The weather on Candlemas is also an indication of early or late Spring to be followed by the Weds Friday and Saturday Lenten Embertide days in the week following Ash Wednesday
Catholic small “t” tradition has it like the other three of our seasons a predictor of the weather for the next three months
In Lenten Embertide Weds should indicate March weather – Friday should indicate April weather and Saturday should indicate May weather
Other associated festal recommendations
Galanthus nivalis- the common snow drop flower or white carnations are the flower for the table or mantle or home Altar for this feast’s tradition
Crepes Suzette or Tamales- and or hot chocolate are traditional to Candlemas
Dinner should be served with the majority of the regular house candles lit
Crepes Suzette Recipe
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon cream
2 tablespoons milk
1 pinch of salt
Juice of 2 oranges
Skin of 2 oranges
Juice of 1 lemon
Orange Blossom water
Candlemas: Some Theological and Historico-Liturgical Notes
CMTV Episode of Mic’d Up: An Explosion of Tradition In The Catholic Church
……The Traditional Latin Mass is exploding, both in the United States and overseas. This is in marked contrast to the number of those attending the Ordinary Rite of the Mass. With the Novus Ordo largely being improperly celebrated in most parishes and Catholic teaching neglected, the average parish is shrinking, if it hasn’t been closed already.
But there is one area of the Church where the decline is reversing itself. The Latin Mass was largely celebrated only in pockets here and there, but these began to multiply after Pope St. John Paul II granted an indult to celebrate the Latin Mass. The Latin Mass began to really get traction after the release of Pope Benedict’s “Summorum Pontificum.”…………..
The rest of the hour long video feed is on a premium program of Church Militant’s TV channels, of which, if you prefer not to opt for the $10 a month subscription for access to all of their other stream feeds you can opt for a free 15 day trial – Among other things there are series of classes, learning Latin – Shola classes for choir members and people that wish to learn Sacred music etc…
Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi. As we Worship, So we Believe, So we Live
But is it really just about the choice of Liturgy or ?! is it also and sometimes more so – an allegiance and immersion in a more authentically Catholic – theology – doctrine – dogma – tradition – morals – rubrics and a way of living together as a Catholic culture – A revival of Sacred Music – Art – The Classics – Architecture – Scholastics and Traditional Catholic Education resident with and within it.
The research shows that in the US alone over 2000 Novus Ordo parishes have closed and an uncountable amount of their affiliated Diocesan schools have shut their doors – On the dramatic rise are Vocations to the traditional Orders – the expressions of the old traditional devotions – the establishment of traditional Catholic grammar schools and High Schools, the rising enrollment at the relatively new traditional Catholic Colleges of – Christendom – Ave Maria – Wyoming Catholic – Mary Magedelan College and Saint Thomas Aquinas (both west coast and New Hampshire)
The Liturgy is a given, as we already know – in the US alone there now over 500 communities able to express their Faith, adhering to the Traditional Catholic Rite – The job now and for the past 2 + years, as these communities grow organically by themselves once exposed to the fullness of Truth, has moved to an effort of the lay Faithful and traditional Catholic apostolates to unite them with each other in various ways and with the support of the faithful and traditional Catholic Bishops !
This means the reestablishment of the structures of the ancient Catholic work guilds – the 3rd Orders – Altar Server Societies – Outdoor Rosary Rally Groups -The Legion of Mary and The Militia of the Immaculate – to work “together ” nationally towards authentic Catholic re-education – and for the preparation in apostolates for the consecration of families, the consecration of other countries and even of Russia –an authentic restoration !
It has already begun in several sectors
with a Traditional Knights of Columbus organization uniting traditional Knights Councils into one traditional fraternal organization from New England to Florida
with organizations like Tradition Family and Property seeking to penetrate the culture and bring the men back through honor and glory and Truth as seen also in their subsidiary organization TFP Student Action present in many Colleges – and committed to bringing chivalry back to campuses with honorable ways of living
Traditional High Mass photos following the March For Life at Saint Mary’s in DC – amongst the congregation were two bus fulls of Holy Innocents folks, with the Holy Innocents Vox en Roma choir in full throttle
Most Pure Heart of Mary Schola Cantorum suddenly began singing Silent Night at the Church of Saint John Lateran in Rome. Upon entering for the first time the children became overtaken with the beauty of a large traditional Catholic Church -the 2nd Church (the 1st of which they also sang together in unscheduled fashion in their visit ) was Saint Peter in Chains
This named Church I might add is of a suppressed Feast in the new Rite(Saint Peter in Chains) that cannot have it’s own patronal province Feast celebrated except in the Traditional Rite )
The same Bishops, not coincidentally, that are calling for Faithful Catholic leaders to help re-Catholicize their Dioceses are the ones ordering the re-centering of the Holy of Holies Tabernacle of the Lord in the Sanctuary and are calling for the slow implementation of Ad Orientum Worship to the Novus Ordo – no more protestantized gathering around an Altar table and holding hands at a happy meal Liturgy and then after holding hands with two strangers potentially in mortal sin you go and take the Body of the Lord from a female lay person into your hands and then drink out of a Chalice that dozens of people are drinking out of in an inner city – Not only are these things not Catholic they are egregious Liturgical abuses that violate both the Old Rite’s Canon Law as well as the new Rite’s Canon Law and the Sacrosanctum Concilium (Constitution on the Liturgy of Vatican II) but the average Catholic refuses to do their own research and or fearlessly confront these Pastors and Bishops that make up the other half of our Church – They are just not there yet – whether it’s Cardinal virtues – courage -fortitude whichever the case may be – no one is condemned just encouraged to educate themselves as to what the Truths are as they can be found …..they are out there waiting for you
The Following Feature article – scanned for your review
In this time of Crisis in the Church what stands in the way of uniting a return back to Catholicism from the 500 Traditional Rite Communities in the US alone – distinctly- it is movements within the Church that believe themselves to be authentically Catholic (even with bi-partisan Vatican support of ideologies supporting the idea of a divided and or segregated Church) that are NOT Catholic or are marginally Catholic and the source of the division of Catholic Restoration
In that same vain is an apologetics article by an author and a scholar Kevin J Symonds who himself was in the heart of it – on the front lines at a place that enabled him to follow both Charismatic Catholic movement and Traditional Catholicism – having studied both and earned his Masters Degree of Theology at Steubenville he describes for us in detail the Calvinistic theology of the Charismatic Renewal as well as the philosophies of “Naturalism” he confronted that has moved into so many of these new liturgical movements having sprung off the new Rite –
The same is seen with “The Theology of the Body” and it’s entire of school of interpretation and implementation that sprung off the theology of Christopher West’s interpretations of Saint Pope John Paul II’s loose (and private) philosophy writings. Christopher West, admittedly, himself a deviant strayed Catholic, having been exposed since his Catholic reversion only to the Charismatic Renewal and it’s philosophical theologies and it’s un-Catholic understanding of healing
Kevin J Symonds then re-surveys the landscape and sees a devastated vineyard of absence-In a field of denomination changing and false ecumenism in every locale except ! everywhere the Traditional Rite has taken hold This ground is where he finds established families of Faith and Patriarchy – honor- the re-establishment of Catholic decendencies and a return to order.
Full article ~link below~ copyright crediting Christmas issue TLM
We are the last generation that have the ability to turn around the devastation the previous generation caused
Alice Von Hildebrand – renown Catholic author – theologian and wife of the late great Dietrich Von Hildebrand was just interviewed (in a televised interview) and wanted to stress not only the need of the people to return to Traditional Catholicism but repeatedly confirming that the Church has been infiltrated
What does that mean?- That means that one can be in a movement supported by a Priest – a Bishop and or a Vatican official and it could be NOT Catholic and unbeknownst to the untrained eye uniquely contributing to the crisis in the Church that is to be overcome and awaits its full restoration under the title of Christ The King
Italy covers up naked statues and bans wine for visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (and denies it’s Greco- Catholic heritage side of the family as it prepares for his partnership dialogue with Pope Francis I )
MUSLIM LEADERS AT A CONFERENCE ON VIDEO WITH HUNDREDS OF WITNESSES DENOUNCE THE CONCEPT THAT THERE ARE RADICAL AND/OR EXTREMIST MUSLIMS AND REGULAR MUSLIMS – THEY TOOK A PUBLIC VOTE ON PUNISHMENTS IF IT IS RADICAL OR STANDARD MUSLIM BELIEF OF THEM ALL
REVIEW THE TRUTH IN THIS EYE OPENING VIDEO
Extreme Islam is Islam, according to Islam. – YouTube
Quoted from “Solidarity with Islam? –On Crisis Magazine” is an excerpt from a very fact based article
“That the Catholic leadership has not thought very deeply about this “fellowship-in-faith” business is demonstrated by the fact that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ main dialogue partner is the Islamic Society of North America. For the last two decades, the bishops have been seeking greater fellowship with a Muslim Brotherhood front group that was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the nation’s largest terrorist funding case. In his bookCatastrophic Failure, Stephen Coughlin makes a convincing case that ISNA and other Muslim Brotherhood groups are simply using the bishops to further their agenda of bringing sharia law to America. And once that happens, Muslims will not be seeking fellowship with Catholics, they will be seeking dominance over them.”
Blasphemy: Koran Suras Recited Over the Grave of St. Martin of Tours
The Dominican Jean-François Bour, Head of the Department for Interreligious Dialogue in the Archdiocese of Tours asked in conclusion for everyone to mutually support each other, to pray for one another and develop a desire “to live with our brothers in a benevolent and honest dialogue”.
In addition to polygamy (multiple wives and subservience of the female race) at the heart of their belief system it is a religious belief that stems from Polytheism ( the belief in multiple pagan gods) – It’s a crescent moon because for the first 150 years of their apostasy they were worshiping multiple gods – as mohammad himself did not believe in one god. His descendants then chose the moon god as the most powerful one and to become their god- the persecutory religion of the quran is what today’s apostasy has morphed into
When I look at Our Lady of Guadalupe there are two things that always strike me immediately – The Incarnation that the creator is about to enter his own creation in that the Mother of God is with child and that her feet are standing on the crescent moon
“With twelve stars above her head (and on her cope) and the moon beneath her feet ”
A Crusade has been initiated by Cardinal Leo Raymond Burke.
(Catholic Action for Faith and Family) to storm Heaven with prayers of Rosary on the first day of each month in union with the holy Mass offered by Cardinal Burke.
This spiritual crusade will unite Catholics in prayers to protect our catholic faith, bring hope throughout the country and the whole world, provide spiritual support, protect families from destruction, and more intentions while signing up at
Catholic Priests make their pledge and join Operation Storm Heaven by clicking for Mass Pledge.
Catholic Action for Faith and Families is an association founded by McKenna in conjunction with the Cardinal’s support to defend traditional marriage and promote values according to teaching the teach of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Oratory of Christ the King At Saint Anthony of Padua West Orange will offer a solemn high mass in honor of it’s patron St Francis de Sales ( first class in the Institute of Christ the King) on Friday at 7:oopm
Mass times at this chapel are Sunday 8:30 AM Low Mass (Eastern US time zone) 10:30 AM High Mass (Eastern US time zone) (alternate weeks) Mon – Sat 9:00 AM (Eastern US time zone) Friday and Holy Days, also 6:30 PM
Mass times at Fribourg Switzerland chapel /Sunday 10:00 AM Sung Mass (Swiss time) Mon – Sat 9:00 AM & 6:30 PM (Swiss time)/Friday evenings: Compline after 6:30 Mass/1st Friday: Benediction after 6:30 Mass
Cebu Philippines – A Traditional Rite Pontifical Mass has been announced for the upcoming Eucharistic Congress
Septuagesima Sunday: Burying the Alleluia
Photographs from the Fraternity of St Joseph the Guardian in La Londe-les-Maures, France on the occasion of the tradition of physically burying the Alleluias and the proscribed prayers for same following the Septuagesima Sunday Vespers as pre-lent in the Traditional Rite begins
The rumored cancellation of March For Life and the NY Times story that said only hundreds showed up was refuted by successful storm March helicopter photographs which showed pictures of over 50,000 people surrounding the Capital
While no where near the previous year’s 850,000 due to the weather – it converted the NY Times to a propaganda tabloid
Tradition Family And Property led with a contingency of bagpipe – flag- and drum and the carrying of OL of Fatima
See you tube video of same
and further aerial shots and NY Times refutation by Life Site News wire here
The most amazing story of over ten buses of March for Life Pilgrims trapped on the closed PA Turnpike for over 24 hours – running out of fuel and water with Sioux City Iowa Priests building an Altar of ice and snow on the Highway to offer outdoor Mass – -can be found here
With the propaganda and politicians lies continuing Dr Anne Barbeau Gardiner, Professor Emeritus of the Dept of English atnd John Jay College illustrates, in this article for Latin Mass Magazine, why and how “The spirit of the Inquisition” needs to be brought back for the politicians as political tests of choosing and electing an official – and how the post reformation era greatly contributed to the on-going problem
4 page article in adobe acrobat pdf scanned to the following link ~inset~
Knights in armor from 1st to 4th honored degrees – as well as women and children of all ages -all armed with powerful swords of the spirit, with Truth and Justice – The invading army is over a three quarters of a million people – If it were not a peaceful demonstration – no police force could stop it’s overtake of the Justice Buildings – there would need to be an armored military division equivalent to several Roman legions
On the Occasion of the 43rd Counter -attack to defend babies and families
Fighting Abortion at its Core: A Call for a Return to Order -On Tradition, Family, and Property
The Return To Order discusses the role of the Traditional family and traditional Catholic families in united apostolates in orthodox fashion as the primary source of Restoration of the Faith and the land – Last year we had the privilege of attending a talk and book signing by the author and TFP apostolate leader John Horvat II near Willmington, DE
It should be noted that the success of the March for Life was largely a traditional Catholic movement of united lay faithful that was largely hindered and fought against for many years behind the scenes by the American Catholic Bishops and of course the total black out of the mainstream media – only being addressed formally for the first time this year (see next article )
The TFP legion behind tall flag – bagpipe and drum will be near the forefront for sure – But the lead in this year’s March will be given to the Lutheran youth in keeping with the new push by the Catholic hierarchy to make this 500th Anniversary of the apostate ex-Catholic priest, in making Lutheranism somehow part of Catholicism
The hatred that Martin Luther, and the German Lutheran church in general, had for Catholics – for hundreds of years, was unprecedented
Unlike the Church of England (Anglicanism /Episcopalianism) that was not very well accepted on an international level nor was John Calvin’s presbyterianism anything more than a philosophical mind of ideologies that sought to infiltrate the thinking of the Catholic Church, the motus oporandi of Lutheranism was always to directly and publicly oppose the Catholic Church to it’s face
Some of Luther’s thesis and polemics against the Catholic Church were re-published recently in various places – very little of which is re-publishable here due to the regular and repeated obscenity that Martin Luther and his new religion organizers routinely spewed- A story for another day – God willing
WHY IS THIS AN ISSUE ?
If this becomes the first year that the Catholic March For Life Begins To Be Infiltrated by The Establishment Catholic Church and the new post conciliar –syncretistic agenda – it has yet be proven out As we, at this point, (pending a postmortem of tomorrow’s event,) can only pray against it
There has already been a serious reduction seen (in the past several years of the protest Marches ) of the regular visibility of the evils of contraception – as well as it’s education- and literature distribution at the event.
Anyone that knows the history and the relationship of Abortion to Sacred Scriptures and Sacred Tradition knows that it not only goes all the way through to the post French revolution – post US civil war era of a crescending push of the sexual revolution into the world from the base of the United States but knows that …………ground zero on this issue is contraception and abortifacients !
I have read more than several an orthodox presented text book on the Catholic Social teaching(s) on the history of the Abortion battle but none of them are able to accomplish a summary of what took weeks of reading & research (including the Griswold and Baird cases) in what Michael Voris, most impressively, was able to sum up “the history of” and it’s trajectory within ten minutes ! in this video episode – wow
Therefore it is truly a war of both unseen forces from the other realm and those materialized against the Incarnate
But this war may not be televised – even as it rages
The evil opposition may appear ominous but our army – as in the days of old – they will hear even before they see us ascend ‘the hill’
While the prince of this world may even be able to arrange adverse weather we will not be taken aback by cold – or snow or frost – These children had no such choices at being able to fight for their own freedom
Remember the Braveheart speech on the battle field of William Wallace with tyranny and corruption amassed from within and without against them And if we could gather up all the days from this day until our last we would not trade this day, in whatever adversities comes for us to endure, for anything in the world
We will remember the Psalmist in Psalm 46 ‘God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. ‘
Raymond Ibrahim: Hating Americans Is Official Saudi and Qatari Policy
From the Saudi Government’s official web site – The same Saudi Arabia that is partnered with Wall Street and hundreds of Washington DC executives
Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Issuing Fatwas—which issues religious decrees that become law—issued a fatwa, or decree, titled, “Duty to Hate Jews, Polytheists, and Other Infidels.” Written by Sheikh Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz (d. 1999), former grand mufti and highest religious authority in the government, it still appears on the website. According to this governmentally-supported fatwa, Muslims—that is, the entire Saudi citizenry—must “oppose and hate whomever Allah commands us to oppose and hate, including the Jews, the Christians, and other mushrikin [non-Muslims],
Why Did Francis Visit the Mosque in Bangui?… by Margaret C. Galitzin
Francis sabotages the self-defense fight
So, what did Francis do? He did not encourage the Catholic resistance and preach a crusade against the Muslims, as many would desire. He did the opposite, of course. He went to the Mosque of the city and, in a clear propaganda move, surrounded by imans and Muslim children, he greeted the group as “dear Muslim friends and followers of Islam.”
Then, he proceeded to preach peace and brotherhood: “Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters,” he said.
Francis warmly greets Muslims in the Grand Mosque of Bangui, one of the few left standing
In view of the war going on outside the door, nothing could be more favorable to the Muslims. But Francis actually found something more unrealistic to say next. Against all evidence, he insisted that the reasons for the fight are “not grounded in properly religious motives.”
No, for Francis, it is not a religious war at all. He did not specify what it really was, but from his other comments in Africa, he would probably blame Capitalism, the diamond trade, or perhaps even climate change for the mutual killing that is going on today in the CAR.
Rather than a war time Pontiff calling for the re-establishment of the Catholic armies of the new covenantal peoples – in his trip partly arranged by the Masonic UN delegates he urges the only country with (CAR) Catholic Militias to stop fighting
It is not clear as to whether the Pope and the UN delegates on this trip are recommending Catholics surrender to the Muslims without converting or also with conversion
Pope to visit mosque next week? : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
The syncretism will extend to Rome as he will address a cadre of 12,000 in their central Mosque giving them the same message that he gave the Mosque in Africa we are the same – we are brothers that worship the same God and we have no religious differences
If he continues to insist upon this message – as long as it continues to be refuted by high ranking prelates of the Catholic Church as well as it’s theologians and doctors – We have a chance of remaining for yet a while longer a Catholic Church without a second major schism
If the last front of the last line gives in and convinces this very false ideological theology to be true that we must soon to be draw the conclusion that the neo- establishment Catholic Church IS worshiping a different God than the one true Trinitarian Eucharistic Lord of all
The mystery of ISIS is that it is considered as “authentic orthodox muslim” by the majority of the world’s non-ISIS muslim population. In direct opposition to the false ideology the new Catholic hierarchy has to say about them the majority believes that one day the world will be an “ISIS type caliphate” and that the Quran as this as inevitable
Therefore this is assault to the majority of them is not that outrageous but their slow progress as it should be
Further, I vow to deliver the Christians languishing in slavery, to exalt the true Faith, and to extirpate the diabolical sect of the reprobate and faithless Mahomet of the East. For there the light of faith is almost completely extinguished. If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand be forgotten. Let my tongue cleave to my jaws, if I do not remember thee. If I make not Jerusalem the beginning of my joy, God and His holy Gospel help me. Amen. (1)
Among the similar proclamations of many a Catholic Pope Calixtus III, in the 15th Century, said:
“Further, I vow to deliver the Christians languishing in slavery, to exalt the true Faith, and to extirpate the diabolical sect of the reprobate and faithless Mahomet of the East. For there the light of faith is almost completely extinguished. If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand be forgotten. Let my tongue cleave to my jaws, if I do not remember thee. If I make not Jerusalem the beginning of my joy, God and His holy Gospel help me. Amen.”
A basic who’s who list of high ranking prelates in complete dissidence
NCR openly promotes women in the Priesthood – Lesbian and Gay relationships to be so called “normalized “ as well as the promotion of contraception programs and proposed “partnering” with Planned Parenthood
Does anyone think that NCR will have a booth or a point of presence at the March for Life or will yet another article on misguided Catholics be published for the world to see amidst the sinful silence of our Catholic Bishops ?!
Posted on Catholic Citizens.org – The 2016 Story – SPRINGFIELD BISHOP REBUKES ABP. BLASE CUPICH & HIS FALSE NOTION OF ‘CONSCIENCE’ –
How many Catholics realize that not only was “Communion in the hand” something that was never officially decreed by the Catholic Church or in any Vatican II document but neither was lay people drinking from the Chalice
It was the personal program of a progressive ecumenism by the American Bishops and until the recent post- conciliar era of the Church never before seen in the Catholic Church
Where then did it come from ?!– two words – John _Calvin – “The predestined will drink the blood of the Jesus” and the egalitarian prophesy of Calvinism that soon became the political mantra of the pre-French revolution days of the Catholic suppression “Priests are man made and equal to the people” ?!
What most do not realize is the work of the “Ordained” Holy Catholic Priest whose hands are given power through an unbroken apostolic succession HE – mingles the bread and the wine ‘en persona Christi’ to make for us the Blood of Christ present within the Body of Christ
But to the unread Catholic it’s all the same. Most local Catholic Churches do not realize their role as contributors to “the philosophies of dissidence” of the US Bishops via their publishing arms like NCR and EWTN as the contagion is spread through the rest of the world – obviating the need for an “Office of the Holy See” or the Vatican Press office -as the new “establishment Catholic Church” comes to reign, behind their media, as echoed in Marshall McLuhan’s mantra that became the religion of most college universities “The Medium Is The Message”
While there are many good things on an EWTN , there are many very bad things side by side with it.
While Raymond Arroyo’s show promoted an unprecedented vocal element of abortion protest (some say expectedly predictable as the National Right to Life issues have come into eclipse) and while EWTN always marginally supported the March for Life there was and still is very little depth to the real issues and the many Faithful Catholic apostolates deep into the tarmac of the battle
On Thursday evening immediately following Raymond Arroyo’s news program EWTN Nightly News (which many say is absolutely no different from any secular news outlet in it’s perspectives ) began within seconds of the former and leading off with an Interview with the USCB’s lead dissident, rebellious, and embattled charity CRS – (Catholic Relief Services) – – This apostolate pushes’ wheel barrels full of money into pro Contraception and abortion friendly sister charities led via the collections of the Bishops Annual Appeals
To the shock of my family, the two stories ran within five minutes of one another obviously created by two very different Producers –
And the two worlds come front and center side by side in our face as if they are both reconcilable with each other
Happy, Not Brain Dead: Even Joyful Trads Have Limits – On OnePeterFive
Catholics now argue all the time because we can’t even agree on what we believe.
Isn’t it imperative that we sort this out? Wouldn’t you be a bit frustrated if you took the red pill and woke up, so to speak, in the Catholic Matrix, and realized that you and everyone you know had been tricked into thinking that the Catholicism they experience is the real thing? What if you had proof that it wasn’t? I mean, documents and history books and theological manuals and encyclicals and devotional handbooks and photographs and even videos…all of it. But what if, even then, your every effort to get them to see it was met with at best indifference, and at worst, contempt?
Am apropos quote from the great Catholic theologian G.K. Chesterton 1930s
“The protestant theology of Martin Luther was a thing that now no modern protestant would be seen dead in a field with : or if the charge be too flippant, would be specially anxious not to touch with a ten foot barge pole. That protestantism was pessimistic , it was nothing but bare insistence on the hopelessness of all human virtue , as an attempt to escape hell. That Lutheranism is quite unreal ; more modern phases of Lutheranism are rather more unreal , but Luther was not unreal – He was one of those great elemental barbarians , to whom it is indeed given to change the world. To compare the two buking figures of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Martin Luther so big in history, in any philosophical sense would of course be futile and even unfair – On a great map like the mind of Aquinas, the mind of Luther would be almost invisible .”
But that of course is NOT what they have come to make the masses of the people believe
Pope Francis illustrates to the world , the theological critics and to the charges of a “violation of Infallible Catholicism” that what is really “Infallible” is the consensus of the Catholic Faithful – their democratic consensus IS the sensus fidelium , he proclaimed, this is the new Infallibility !
So if he cannot accomplish on his own, the liberalizing renovation attempts of the Catholic Church and the completion of the destructive implementation of Vatican II he will turn the power over to each individual dicastry to do so
The next Synod will debate the viability of completing the conversion of the Catholic Church to a full republic, a democracy – There are currently three major proposal writers hard at work preparing the next Interim draft report. But what will come after the new Church creates a Catholic democracy
What Comes after Democracy? by Atila Sinke Guimaraes
For those familiar with this site the biggest story and link usually comes at the end
The Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith – The CDF himself -Cardinal Muller in the second highest position in the Catholic Church- the former Office of the Holy See and before that the Prefector of the Holy Office of the Inquisition was interviewed
Published in several German (Dei Zeit) and Italian publications the CDF was interviewed with the following questions about out Pontiff
Posed by the German Catholic Theologians to To Cardinal Muller –
With many of the regular Catholic theologians – not of any group or sect asking the following questions of the Prefect
” If many of the exhortations and statements in Papal proclamations are, as the charge of many Catholic theologians goes, are heretical – if even one of them are substantiated , does that make the current Pope a heretic “? =-Formal question to the CDF – and his response
“No the Pope is not a heretic and here is why – A heretic in the theological definition, is a Catholic who denies obstinately a revealed truth proposed by the Church that they are obliged to believe.
He defended the Pope by saying “There is a dichotomy between heresy and orthodoxy to which there are many gradations between There is a grey area which theologians have explored with precision between black (open heresy) and white (complete orthodoxy)”
Therefore although the Pope has often times expressed heretical viewpoints he cannot be considered a formal material heretic – full stop
The story re-began right before Christmas day when George Pickering discovered they declared his very alive son to be Brian dead – once his Son’s ex-wife wrote the patient off as an Organ Donor the Hospital began to move fast to harvest him
His Dad realizing they were going to unplug his Son that night exercises his 2nd amendment right and defends the bedside of his son by gunpoint until additional tests could be done to determine that he was not dead
Dad Takes Gun To Hospital To Protect His ‘Brain Dead’ Son From Being Taken Off Life Support
He lived and survived their Brain Dead sentence – His Dad will do 67 days in jail but his son will live
This is a case enough for the American Tradition Family and Property right to bear arms to protect our families and our homes as it WILL come to this
The nonsense of gun control legislation is really a systematic program to slowly disarm the American people as we begin the switch to Socialism and a large and growingly powerful Central Government and Federal Court begins to de-power the legislative rights of State governments before the coming complete US Economy crash arrives, potentially, before the projected end of 2017 –
A good synopsis is seen in an article by Austin Rose on Crisis Magazine “Today I Bought a Gun” Jan 1st 2016
In another case where a person was forced to beg to be able to live once the Organ Harvesters have set target on an expensive body part against a patient with no legal protection and more importantly no insurance
A Tragic Case of Modern Bioethics: Denying Life-Sustaining Treatment to a Patient Who Wanted to Live | On Public Discourse January 7th 2016
The Case of the Vanished Euthanasia Files ( All of the legally required archives on Euthanasia have been and continue to be destroyed as in the plot of an apocalyptic science fiction movie coming into real life ) -News | American Life League
What is preventing the majority of able body American men from educating themselves to these issues and get off their couches and away from their protestantized Church of nice big band worship services and become Orthopraxic Knights in the fight and defend the women and children
Here is an article on Catholic Culture saying just that
In the war on family life, why are most American men neutral observers? | Catholic Culture
Write the Bishops ! Not only yours/ours but the defiant ones as well
Bishop Thomas Paprocki Illinois will back you up – He says (unlike the outrageously rebellious Cardinal Donald Wuerl) that Holy Communion MUST BE denied to Catholic politicians that support Abortion AND Euthanasia
Your “refusal” for organ donation must be OFFICIALLY documented –Checking or unchecking the box on your DMV Drivers Licesne or registration renewal will not help There are laws in many states NJ included that says you ARE LEGALLY an organ donor by default now unless you legally opt out
If you go in to the Hospital in critical condition or after a serious car accident – they will claim that you are not in correct state of mind to opt out and you will be gone to the other world just like that
Life Guardian Foundation To Protect and Preserve Life
Learn why brain death –that was invented by Harvard business men in the medical profession several years before Roe vs Wade is not True Death and how it violates the infallible Catholic definitions of where and how Life begins and ends
A most excellent introductory four part instructional series by Dr Paul Byrne on You Tube
Dr. Paul R. Byrne is a Long Island native, growing up in Suffolk County. He has a Bachelors degree from Cornell University and his Medical Doctorate from the State University of New York @ Syracuse. His post graduate training was in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola , New York. His primary role is a practicing physician. He currently is involved to varying degrees in medical education, particularly in the education of resident physicians from Winthrop University Hospital, Nassau University Medical Center and South Nassau Communities Hospital, as well as medical students from NYCOM and Stony Brook and nursing students from a variety of local programs. His specialties involve complete obstetric care, including patients with high risk pregnancies, as well as complete gynecologic care including both in office and in hospital care.He currently maintains membership with: ACOG, MSSNY, AIUM, AAGL. Dr. Byrne is married with four children.
Do not reference the National Catholic Bioethics Center in the US !– like the USCB unfortunately they are in business with the government and have been compromised – They have let them put the pod in the basement – drank the kool-aid – whatever Orwellian analogy you wish to use – it has happened there –
It is exactly like in the 1978 classic movie “ Coma” with Michael Douglas Worthy of a family movie watch see the trailer as a refresher on Amazon instant video – Our family enjoyed this one in the midst of our research on the topic
Although we have reached an age where Faithful Catholics are being called to rise up and defend themselves, their families and the women and children from the establishment Catholic Church – we are not alone – There are brave lone wolves Bishops and Priests that we can align ourselves with that are willing to defend the Truth at great personal cost
Last year the Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Joachim Meisner, issued a strong statement of opposition to the brain death definition of death. Responding to public debate in Germany on the subject. Cardinal Meisner spoke out in unmistakable terms: The identification of brain death with the death of the human being is from a Christian viewpoint, at the present stand of the debate, no longer defensible. A human being cannot any longer be reduced to his brain function. Therefore it can neither be said that brain death is death, nor that it is a sign of death. Moreover, brain death is not the time of death. . . . All deliberations about organ donation therefore have to presuppose that the human being in whom “brain death” has been determined, according to the rules of medical science, is still alive.
While the Pontifical Academy continues to investigate the means of determining the precise moment at which the diagnosis of death can be accurately made, we must pray.
Pray not to to a false divine-ecumenical-low-Sunday-mercy but do reparation and prayer to the Sacred Bleeding Heart Of Jesus – in union with the Sorrowful Immaculate Heart of Mary that are both very much on fire for the return of souls to the one True Trinitarian Eucharistic Body of Christ without which there is no salvation