Pope Francis on the eve of his visit to Egypt last night proclaimed that the world is not doing enough to help immigrant muslims get out of the refugee camps , in various countries, that have become “concentration camps” The Jewish orgs have issued a formal public complaint against the Pope’s statements It was reported as such on last night’s edition of the World Over Live With Raymond Arroyo In this episode of the World Over Live they had on the heretic commentator Father Drew Christensen, the radical liberal Jesuit Georgetown chair holder, to discuss what the Church and the Pope’s disposition towards Islam and muslims should be
I urge everyone to watch it as soon as it comes up on EWTN – Last night’s show is not yet posted on their on-demand feed on either their direct internet channel or their you-tube feed but check back again (this evening or tomorrow ) and I am sure they’ll post it The World Over | Eternal Word Television Network, Global Catholic Network http://www.ewtn.com/tv/live/worldover.asp This man Father Drew Christensen spewed so many formal heresies , on the islamic subject, that violate authentic Catholic teaching, in a 15 minute span that even someone with a counter clicker device would have lost count.
It was nauseating to watch Raymond Arroyo kowtow to this radicalism. Mr. Arroyo gave one brief challenge quoting Pope Benedict’s position , (that came out of his famous Regensburg address) , reiterating the truth that muhammad established every aspect of that religion with justification of violence and hence the religion’s invalid nature. Father” Drew “countered with “Pope Benedict in just a year later ,following this address, prayed to the wall of mecca with other muslims and regarded their religion as equally worshiping the same God” so – Raymond’s snapshot of Pope emeritus, Fr. Drew put forth, can’t be right. Mr. Arroyo, of course, seemingly acquiesced. In reality Mr. Arroyo is in so deep (financially ) to the EWTN neo-con version of Catholicism, and the use of it as a vehicle for his children books publishing with infomercials embedded within their world news coverage, that there is no hope for it as objective independent catholic journalism. Thank God for St Michaels Media and Church Militant’s TV channel and other such independents as this feed here examples As Francis heads to Egypt, Benedict reiterates Regensburg – And Proper Catholic Disposition In Reference To Islam
Back to the topic at hand ….the mainline Catholic coverage will give us the Pope of peace with Islam and the post conciliar syncretistic god thesis. Pope Francis arrives in Egypt with message of peace | CatholicHerald.co.uk
Then we see the bravery of the Greek Orthodox Bishop, Metropolit Seraphim of Piraeus caused a secular controversy this week when he wrote Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and urged him to convert to Christianity
Monks of Norcia Appear To Raise The White Flag to Move Permanently Outside the City Walls And Agree To Have The Only Structures In This Italian Village To Not Be Destroyed Be Taken Over By The Prelates Of Properties That Our God Let Be Destroyed
The Sins Of Presumptions Are In A Phase Of Multiplicity
Today we explore other elements in the Church that gave the foundational attributes towards marriage definition change
The Tyrannical Dictatorship Of The New Forms Of Egalitarian Capitalist Versions Of Constitutional Republic
Our future and the future determination of the definition of marriage is now in the hands of the few (coincidentally today’s Crisis Journal article) Obergefell and the Apotheosis of Judicial Will – Crisis Magazine
The primary ends of marriage was Traditionally taught throughout pre-conciliar Church history to be procreative but when did that begin to change is the question. When did the unitive aspects become equal and then in todays world even surpass it, in its false equality paradigm
It first started with
Gaudium et Spes (“Joy and Hope”), which does not exactly prioritize the unitive aspect of marriage, but states that it is not less important than the procreative aspect, and proceeds to restate this latter aspect: While not making the other purposes of matrimony of less account, the true practice of conjugal love, and the whole meaning of the family life which results from it, have this aim: that the couple be ready with stout hearts to cooperate with the love of the Creator and the Savior. . . .Married Christians glorify the Creator and strive toward fulfillment in Christ when with a generous human and Christian sense of responsibility they acquit themselves of the duty to procreate.
Lofty sounding to some… optional to others
Then we have Saint John Paul II teachings Muleris Dignitatem ! which is often quoted by the way with the omission of John Paul II’s own declaration of the document as a non doctrinal “personal mediation” It’s written in the first person and contains no “we” as in “The Church” – This style and character of non-definitive reflective challenging thesis teachings would go on to continue to become the style of new Papal teachings as authority becomes further diminished he expressed a reversal of Catholic teaching on Authority in marriage ironically enough within Muleris Dignitatem
The Pope writes “The author in the letter to the Ephesians (St paul) sees no contradiction between an exhortation formulated in this way and the words “Wives be subject to your husbands” and to the Lord – For the husband is the head of the wife Eph 5:21 The author, JPII goes on to say, in this way of thinking is so rooted in the religious customs and traditions of the time , it is really to be understood and carried out in a new way , as a mutual subjection”
Basically its an echo of one of the many heretical thesis that were in float from a dissident Vatican II prelate at the time by the name of Hans Von Balthazar and with this statement calls the whole Sacred Scripture into authority questioning and reinterpretation – It also changed and or attempts to change the authority structure of the Church
As the omitted part of what Saint Paul solidifies in joining the relationship between Christ and the Church – as the Church is subject to the head of the Body symmetrically even to that of head of family subject to him and become One
Subjection St John Paul II conjectures in the same MD encyclical is now no longer one sided but mutual – Cause and effect latter mutated it and had Prelates like Cdl Kasper and other says YES not only marriage but the Church is now sometimes mutually subjected to THE PEOPLE and then they are one
And there you have yet another ‘core error’ at the root that radically differs from infallible Catholicism
Preconciliar Popes following the teachings of Saint Paul taught that the wife was subject to the authority of the husband that the wife was subject to the authority of the husband and must obey him as the Church obeys Christ (assuming the husbands commands are just and moral )
Please compare with Pope Leo XIII Arcanum and Pope Pius XI Casti Connubii which are the echo of the eternal magisterium of the infallible teachings of the Roman Catholic Church compare them for yourself against the non-pastoral teachings of downright heretical Gaudium et Spes and Muleris Dignitatem and you will find the root of the contradictions and the domino affect of multiplying errors in societal teachings and beyond.
Is there fake news vs truth ?– It’s everywhere and requires a royal debunking in every corner and always has – I provide the following real world examples of the fallout of just such root causes
We have our org “Engineers and Architects for 9-11 Truth” that continues to maintain a high activity level in NY and beyond, among our peers and academics, from its inception and also what we know as fellow 1st hand material witness until this very day.
Here yet an another former official and investigative researcher with substantial academic credentials
Stand for the Truth: A Government Researcher Speaks Out
There is such a thing as objective Truth and it can be found – It looks for each of us to find
Engineers And Architects For 9-11 Truth http://www.ae911truth.org/
Also to be noted today is the Feast Of Our Lady Of Good Counsel
Although not Proper to the entire United States it was celebrated in certain Diocese by Diocese recognitions as such – Aside from being in the Propers of the Little Office Of The Blessed Virgin Mary – It is Proper historically to such Dioceses as Brooklyn, as it was also through the preconciliar Church era, through various other US Dicastries as well as large parts of South America.
Our Lady of Good Counsel of Genazzano – American TFP
Malta archbishop open to contraceptive use by married couples? : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
Attempts to make a distinction between chemical contraception and chemical abortifacients that contain a common chemical and the commonality of being produced by the same pharmaceutical companies . This support also violates Thomas Aquinas teachings on secondary (mortal ) sin in support of companies and concerns involved in grave evil
So When The Post-Conciliar Church Attempts To Quietly And Unofficially Redefine Marriage This Is The Fall Out – Look How Deep The Propaganda Goes – How Masonic The States And Large Cities Governments Are Yet How Moral and Value Centric Large Portions Of The Population Are In Contrast – It’s Impossible Not To See The Intersecting Trajectories
Militant Gays Protest Chick-fil-A at Catholic Duquesne University
More Ancient Easter Homilies From Patrology- The spiritual Passover
The Passover we celebrate brings salvation to the whole human race beginning with the first man, who together with all the others is saved and given life.
In an imperfect and transitory way, the types and images of the past prefigured the perfect and eternal reality which has now been revealed. The presence of what is represented makes the symbol obsolete: when the king appears in person no one pays reverence to his statue.
How far the symbol falls short of the reality is seen from the fact that the symbolic Passover celebrated the brief life of the firstborn of the Jews, whereas the real Passover celebrates the eternal life of all mankind. It is a small gain to escape death for a short time, only to die soon afterward; it is a very different thing to escape death altogether as we do through the sacrifice of Christ, our Passover.
Correctly understood, its very name shows why this is our greatest feast. It is called the Passover because, when he was striking down the firstborn, the destroying angel passed over the houses of the Hebrews, but it is even more true to say that he passes over us, for he does so once and for all when we are raised up by Christ to eternal life.
If we think only of the true Passover and ask why it is that the time of the Passover and the salvation of the firstborn is taken to be the beginning of the year, the answer must surely be that the sacrifice of the true Passover is for us the beginning of eternal life. Because it revolves in cycles and never comes to an end, the year is a symbol of eternity.
Christ, the sacrifice that was offered up for us, is the father of the world to come. He puts an end to our former life, and through the regenerating waters of baptism in which we imitate his death and resurrection, he gives us the beginning of a new life. The knowledge that Christ is the Passover lamb who was sacrificed for us should make us regard the moment of his immolation as the beginning of our own lives. As far as we are concerned, Christ’s immolation on our behalf takes place when we become aware of this grace and understand the life conferred on us by this sacrifice. Having once understood it, we should enter upon this new life with all eagerness and never return to the old one, which is now at an end. As Scripture says: We have died to sin — how then can we continue to live in it?
From the Jerusalem Catecheses The anointing with the Holy Spirit
When we were baptized into Christ and clothed ourselves in him, we were transformed into the likeness of the Son of God. Having destined us to be his adopted sons, God gave us a likeness to Christ in his glory, and living as we do in communion with Christ, God’s anointed, we ourselves are rightly called “the anointed ones.” When he said: Do not touch my anointed ones, God was speaking of us.
We became “the anointed ones” when we received the sign of the Holy Spirit. Indeed, everything took place in us by means of images, because we ourselves are images of Christ. Christ bathed in the river Jordan, imparting to its waters the fragrance of his divinity, and when he came up from them the Holy Spirit descended upon him, like resting upon like. So we also, after coming up from the sacred waters of baptism, were anointed with chrism, which signifies the Holy Spirit, by whom Christ was anointed and of whom blessed Isaiah prophesied in the name of the Lord: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me. He has sent me to preach good news to the poor.
Christ’s anointing was not by human hands, nor was it with ordinary oil. On the contrary, having destined him to be the Savior of the whole world, the Father himself anointed him with the Holy Spirit. The words of Peter bear witness to this: Jesus of Nazareth, whom God anointed with the Holy Spirit. And David the prophet proclaimed: Your throne, O God, shall endure for ever; your royal scepter is a scepter of justice. You have loved righteousness and hated iniquity; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above all your fellows.
The oil of gladness with which Christ was anointed was a spiritual oil; it was in fact the Holy Spirit himself, who is called the oil of gladness because he is the source of spiritual joy. But we too have been anointed with oil, and by this anointing we have entered into fellowship with Christ and have received a share in his life. Beware of thinking that this holy oil is simply ordinary oil and nothing else. After the invocation of the Spirit it is no longer ordinary oil but the gift of Christ, and by the presence of his divinity it becomes the instrument through which we receive the Holy Spirit. While symbolically, on our foreheads and senses, our bodies are anointed with this oil that we see, our souls are sanctified by the holy and life-giving Spirit.
They are the antithesis of death and rebirth in Baptism unto eternal life
From the Jerusalem Catecheses – Baptism is a symbol of Christ’s passion
You were led down to the font of holy baptism just as Christ was taken down from the cross and placed in the tomb which is before your eyes. Each of you was asked, “Do you believe in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit?” You made the profession of faith that brings salvation, you were plunged into the water, and three times you rose again. This symbolized the three days Christ spent in the tomb.
As our Savior spent three days and three nights in the depths of the earth, so your first rising from the water represented the first day and your first immersion represented the first night. At night a man cannot see, but in the day he walks in the light. So when you were immersed in the water it was like night for you and you could not see, but when you rose again it was like coming into broad daylight. In the same instant you died and were born again; the saving water was both your tomb and your mother.
Solomon’s phrase in another context is very apposite here. He spoke of a time to give birth, and a time to die. For you, however, it was the reverse: a time to die, and a time to be born, although in fact both events took place at the same time and your birth was simultaneous with your death.
This is something amazing and unheard of! It was not we who actually died, were buried and rose again. We only did these things symbolically, but we have been saved in actual fact. It is Christ who was crucified, who was buried and who rose again, and all this has been attributed to us. We share in his sufferings symbolically and gain salvation in reality. What boundless love for men! Christ’s undefiled hands were pierced by the nails; he suffered the pain. I experience no pain, no anguish, yet by the share that I have in his sufferings he freely grants me salvation.
Let no one imagine that baptism consists only in the forgiveness of sins and in the grace of adoption. Our baptism is not like the baptism of John, which conferred only the forgiveness of sins. We know perfectly well that baptism, besides washing away our sins and bringing us the gift of the Holy Spirit, is a symbol of the sufferings of Christ. This is why Paul exclaims: Do you not know that when we were baptized into Christ Jesus we were, by that very action, sharing in his death? By baptism we went with him into the tomb.
Easter Octave Mass – Friday April 21st St Stephen Kearny, NJ
The community is looking for extra support from the greater area’s devout Catholics for their first Traditional Rite Mass at Saint Stephen in Kearny, NJ since the Council
Please see the flyer for more details —>
Catholic Classical Studies Conference Saturday April 22nd in Mount Vernon, NY –as sponsored by the traditional Knights of Columbus Council Angus Dei #12361-Seats still available & hope to see you there
As the real traditions of the authentic Church are kept largely invisible by the new Church – as most of the neo-Church wishes that places like this would go away but supernaturally Sacred Tradition never seems to completely disappear!
The Carmelite Monastery, where even a secular press like Untapped Cities calls , “ a Mysterious Order” Hidden Inside Highland Park, Brooklyn |On Untapped Cities|
From a discourse by Saint Anastasius of Antioch –It was necessary that Christ should suffer and so enter into his glory
Christ, who has shown by his words and actions that he was truly God and Lord of the universe, said to his disciples as he was about to go up to Jerusalem: We are going up to Jerusalem now, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the Gentiles and the chief priests and scribes to be scourged and mocked and crucified.
These words bore out the predictions of the prophets, who had foretold the death he was to die in Jerusalem. From the beginning holy Scripture had foretold Christ’s death, the sufferings that would precede it, and what would happen to his body afterward. Scripture also affirmed that these things were going to happen to one who was immortal and incapable of suffering because he was God.
Only by reflecting upon the meaning of the incarnation can we see how it is possible to say with perfect truth both that Christ suffered and that he was incapable of suffering, and why the Word of God, in himself incapable of suffering, came to suffer. In fact, man could have been saved in no other way, as Christ alone knew and those to whom he revealed it. For he knows all the secrets of the Father, even as the Spirit penetrates the depths of all mysteries.
It was necessary for Christ to suffer: his passion was absolutely unavoidable. He said so himself when he called his companions dull and slow to believe because they failed to recognize that he had to suffer and so enter into his glory. Leaving behind him the glory that had been his with the Father before the world was made, he had gone forth to save his people. This salvation, however, could be achieved only by the suffering of the author of our life, as Paul taught when he said that the author of life himself was made perfect through suffering. Because of us he was deprived of his glory for a little while, the glory that was his as the Father’s only-begotten Son, but through the cross this glory is seen to have been restored to him in a certain way in the body that he had assumed. Explaining what water the Savior referred to when he said: He that has faith in me shall have rivers of living water flowing from within him, John says in his gospel that he was speaking of the Holy Spirit which those who believed in him were to receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus had not yet been glorified. The glorification he meant was his death upon the cross for which the Lord prayed to the Father before undergoing his passion, asking his Father to give him the glory that he had in his presence before the world began.
Novena To Our Lady Of Good Counsel Began Last Night April 17th
O Holy Virgin, moved by the painful uncertainty we experience in choosing the true and the good,
we cast ourselves at thy feet and invoke thee under the sweet title of Our Lady of Good Counsel.
We beseech thee: come to our aid at this moment in our worldly sojourn when the twin darkness-es
of error and evil plot our ruin by leading minds and hearts astray.
O Seat of Wisdom and Star of the Sea, enlighten the victims of doubt and of error
so that they might not be seduced by evil masquerading as good;
strengthen them against the hostile and corrupting forces of passion and sin.
Mother of Good Counsel, obtain for us from thy Divine Son the love of virtue and the strength to choose,
in doubtful and difficult situations, the course agreeable to our salvation.
Supported by thy hand, we shall thus journey without harm along the paths
taught us by the word and example of Jesus, Our Savior,
following the Son of Truth and Justice in freedom and safety across the battlefield
of life under the guidance of thy maternal Star,
until at length we come into the harbor of salvation to enjoy with thee unalloyed and everlasting peace.