Monday, November 30, 2009

Memorial Mass

A memorial Mass will be held for Mrs. Joan Finn, the mother of Father Gregory Finn, OSJ, former pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Pittston, and current pastor of St. Gabriel’s Church, Hazleton, on Wednesday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m. at the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Route 315, Laflin.

Novena devotions to St. Joseph & St. Joseph Marello will immediately follow the liturgy.

Mrs. Finn passed away on October 26 at her home in Sebastian, Florida, where funeral services were later conducted.

She is survived by her husband, Richard, three sons, a sister and brother.

All are invited to participate in the memorial Mass that will be celebrated by Rev. Gregory Finn, OSJ.

Has The End Game Started?

I know this will make some of you mad, I know this will make some of you happy, and others yet will go into damage control mode. Right chancery officials? Enjoy the latest from The Vortex!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy New Liturgical Year!

The first Sunday of Advent marks the new year, liturgically. That's why there were new music books in the pews, in case you are wondering.

Today as well, the Holy Father gave us some eye candy as he premiered his new pastoral staff. Aint it pretty?

Celebrate 40 Years!

Even though the modernists at the chancery have tried their best to confound attempts to celebrate the Traditional Mass, there will be one tomorrow.

Monday, November 30 at 5pm at Our Lady of Grace church, 750 North Vine Street in Hazleton. Father Wilfredo Comellas will offer what His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has coined 'the Gregorian Rite', but which Traditionalists have been calling simply, 'the Old Mass".

In case you didn't know, November 30, 1969 was a Sunday. On that Sunday, the Novus Ordo, or New Order of the Mass was introduced to parishes.

We have been suffering ever since.

Please stop out and give your support to Father Comellas and the Old Mass if you are able.

40 Years In The Desert

Latin Mass Appeal

By Kenneth J Wolfe

WALKING into church 40 years ago on this first Sunday of Advent, many Roman Catholics might have wondered where they were. The priest not only spoke English rather than Latin, but he faced the congregation instead of the tabernacle; laymen took on duties previously reserved for priests; folk music filled the air. The great changes of Vatican II had hit home.

All this was a radical break from the traditional Latin Mass, codified in the 16th century at the Council of Trent. For centuries, that Mass served as a structured sacrifice with directives, called “rubrics,” that were not optional. This is how it is done, said the book. As recently as 1947, Pope Pius XII had issued an encyclical on liturgy that scoffed at modernization; he said that the idea of changes to the traditional Latin Mass “pained” him “grievously.”

Paradoxically, however, it was Pius himself who was largely responsible for the momentous changes of 1969. It was he who appointed the chief architect of the new Mass, Annibale Bugnini, to the Vatican’s liturgical commission in 1948.

Bugnini was born in 1912 and ordained a Vincentian priest in 1936. Though Bugnini had barely a decade of parish work, Pius XII made him secretary to the Commission for Liturgical Reform. In the 1950s, Bugnini led a major revision of the liturgies of Holy Week. As a result, on Good Friday of 1955, congregations for the first time joined the priest in reciting the Pater Noster, and the priest faced the congregation for some of the liturgy.

The next pope, John XXIII, named Bugnini secretary to the Preparatory Commission for the Liturgy of Vatican II, in which position he worked with Catholic clergymen and, surprisingly, some Protestant ministers on liturgical reforms. In 1962 he wrote what would eventually become the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, the document that gave the form of the new Mass.

Many of Bugnini’s reforms were aimed at appeasing non-Catholics, and changes emulating Protestant services were made, including placing altars to face the people instead of a sacrifice toward the liturgical east. As he put it, “We must strip from our ... Catholic liturgy everything which can be the shadow of a stumbling block for our separated brethren, that is, for the Protestants.” (Paradoxically, the Anglicans who will join the Catholic Church as a result of the current pope’s outreach will use a liturgy that often features the priest facing in the same direction as the congregation.)

How was Bugnini able to make such sweeping changes? In part because none of the popes he served were liturgists. Bugnini changed so many things that John’s successor, Paul VI, sometimes did not know the latest directives. The pope once questioned the vestments set out for him by his staff, saying they were the wrong color, only to be told he had eliminated the week-long celebration of Pentecost and could not wear the corresponding red garments for Mass. The pope’s master of ceremonies then witnessed Paul VI break down in tears.

Bugnini fell from grace in the 1970s. Rumors spread in the Italian press that he was a Freemason, which if true would have merited excommunication. The Vatican never denied the claims, and in 1976 Bugnini, by then an archbishop, was exiled to a ceremonial post in Iran. He died, largely forgotten, in 1982.

But his legacy lived on. Pope John Paul II continued the liberalizations of Mass, allowing females to serve in place of altar boys and to permit unordained men and women to distribute communion in the hands of standing recipients. Even conservative organizations like Opus Dei adopted the liberal liturgical reforms.

But Bugnini may have finally met his match in Benedict XVI, a noted liturgist himself who is no fan of the past 40 years of change. Chanting Latin, wearing antique vestments and distributing communion only on the tongues (rather than into the hands) of kneeling Catholics, Benedict has slowly reversed the innovations of his predecessors. And the Latin Mass is back, at least on a limited basis, in places like Arlington, Va., where one in five parishes offer the old liturgy.

Benedict understands that his younger priests and seminarians — most born after Vatican II — are helping lead a counterrevolution. They value the beauty of the solemn high Mass and its accompanying chant, incense and ceremony. Priests in cassocks and sisters in habits are again common; traditionalist societies like the Institute of Christ the King are expanding.

At the beginning of this decade, Benedict (then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) wrote: “The turning of the priest toward the people has turned the community into a self-enclosed circle. In its outward form, it no longer opens out on what lies ahead and above, but is closed in on itself.” He was right: 40 years of the new Mass have brought chaos and banality into the most visible and outward sign of the church. Benedict XVI wants a return to order and meaning. So, it seems, does the next generation of Catholics.

Kenneth J. Wolfe writes frequently for traditionalist Roman Catholic publications.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

More White Guilt


Why is it that white people these days seem to be in an ongoing mindset of apologizing to everyone for everything?

We apologized to blacks for slavery, we apologized to American Indians for taking their land, we apologized to the Japanese immigrants for imprisoning them after their military bombed Pearl Harbor, and now, some wacko group of protestants apologized to another group of Indians today.

I thought that maybe now that liberal white guilt put a black in the White House, that the self-flagellation of the white race would stop. But I think they are just getting warmed up.

White guilt is going to be the downfall of white people in this country. You all need to start speaking up and demanding equality in this country.

Equality you say? What do you mean?

Quotas. Reverse racism. Affirmative action.

Race is not supposed to matter the government says. Obama wants a 'color-blind' society. Yet who is it that's always asking for your race? The government.

Fill out any government form and near the top, they will always ask you what color your skin is.

And if it isn't the right one you may not get that favorable interest rate on your mortgage, or you might not get a mortgage, period.

Isn't it time we start fighting this reverse racism?

I'm not apologizing to anyone for anything. So kiss my white unapologetic ass.

Hope I didn't offend anyone when I wrote 'ass' right there.

Cuz I won't apologize for that either.

Oh, and I'm pretty sure that before Obama is gone, we will apologize to the Japanese for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Just wait.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgivng!



George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

Obama Punks Navy SEALS

You have seen this travesty I suppose?

You've read about how 3 of our Navy SEALS are going to be brought up on charges for capturing one of the most-wanted terrorists in Iraq, right?

Not for capturing him.

Because the poor baby had a bloody lip.

Ahmed Hashim Abed is the wussy boy who was captured by the SEALS. This is the guy who oversaw the Muslim terrorists who mutilated, burned, and hung from a bridge four independent US contractors in 2004.

I cannot get over this self-destructive attitude emanating from the left of this country. Are our soldiers now supposed live in fear that a target might get roughed up during their apprehension, opening them up to charges, with the result that soldiers may hesitate in the course of their duty? Making it possible for targets to escape? Or worse, cause Americans to lose their lives?

And don't make the mistake of thinking that this sort of thing is not going to have an effect on the troops charged with carrying these types of missions out. Because it will.

King Obama and his criminal gang have so pussified this nation, that now we are targeting our own military and I am sickened by it. When our enemies can whine of misdeeds by their captors and then those men are subjected to court martials, then we are really in some deep shit here.

We may not have enough shovels to save us by the time we wise up and throw his punk ass out of office.

Let's Go!

It seems it is time for the Traditionalists to step up to the plate. The Diocese has begun making arbitrary rules to deny Catholics of their rights. This will not stand.

Stay tuned, true believers.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Time To Remember!































Off to Gettysburg for the Remembrance Day weekend. Will have pics Monday! Have a good weekend and God Bless!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Final Mass

The altar of Saint Mary's Annunciation in Kingston will offer it's final sacrifice and the venerable old church will close it doors for the last time this Sunday at 2pm.

Stop by if you can.

I'm Sorry, Daddy!

I got this sent to me today, and it and it affected me deeply. Please pray for the victims of child abuse.

My name is Chris,
I am three,
My eyes are swollen..
I cannot see.

I must be stupid,
I must be bad,
What else could have made,
My daddy so mad?

I wish I were better,
I wish I weren't ugly,
Then maybe my mommy,
Would still want to hug me.

I can't do a wrong,
I can't speak at all,
Or else I'm locked up,
All day long.

When I'm awake,
I'm all alone,
The house is dark,
My folks aren't home.

When my mommy does come home,
I'll try and be nice,
So maybe I'll just get,
One whipping tonight.

I just heard a car,
My daddy is back,
From Charlie's bar

I hear him curse,
My name is called ,
I press myself,
Against the wall.

I try to hide,
>From his evil eyes,
I'm so afraid now,
I'm starting to cry.

He finds me weeping,
Calls me ugly words,
He says its my fault,
He suffers at work.

He slaps and hits me,
And yells at me more,
I finally get free,
And run to the door.

He's already locked it,
And I start to bawl,
He takes me and throws me,
Against the hard wall.

I fall to the floor,
With my bones nearly broken,
And my daddy continues,
With more bad words spoken.

'I'm sorry!', I scream,
But it's now much to late,
His face has been twisted,
Into a unimaginable sh ape.

The hurt and the pain,
Again and again,
O please God, have mercy!
O please let it end!

And he finally stops,
And heads for the door,
While I lay there motionless,
Sprawled on the floor.

My name is Chris ,
I am three,
Tonight my daddy,
Murdered me.

Monday, November 16, 2009

At Least He Isn't Gay!

And that's the best I can muster for Rev. Luis Margarito who was removed from his position in a Reading church. That and least it didn't happen in the DOS.

Since the perverse Padre was messing around with an 18 year old girl, I'm sure police are investigating when the relationship began since I'll betcha she was underage when it all started. Also whether or not he was fooling with other ladies at the other parishes where he was assigned, and if he was counseling them. If there was a therapeutic relationship, then he's in it even deeper, as taking advantage of a client/therapist relationship is more illegal than having sex with an underage girl. It's kind of like how a psychiatrist can't have relations with a client. Same dynamic here.

We'll keep an eye on this predator priest and how his case progresses.

A priest at a Reading church who also was chaplain at Central Catholic High School has been removed from both positions by the Allentown Diocese after he acknowledged he had an inappropriate relationship with an 18-year old woman, the diocese said.

The removal of the Rev. Luis A. Bonilla Margarito, 40, was announced to his parish at Saturday’s Mass at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, officials said.

Bonilla had been pastor at the church, 1018 N. Eighth St., since 2006 and chaplain at the high school since 2008.

His relationship with the woman was recent, officials said.

Diocese officials reported the matter to Berks County detectives.

Bonilla, who was ordained in 2000, is no longer permitted to function as a priest and will be going to a treatment facility outside the diocese, officials said.

Prior to his appointed at St. Joseph’s, he had served at three other churches, including St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 326 S. Fifth St.

The diocese would not release any further details.

Central Catholic officials and county detectives were unavailable.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Schism=Warm And Fuzzy?

So there's an article over at the Times Leader about Sacred Heart of Jesus from the Diocese of Scranton and the Holy Mother of Sorrows from the schismatic Polish National Catholic Church. The two parishes in Dupont are getting together for a joint 'community Thanksgiving celebration' this Saturday night at Holy Mother of Sorrows church.

Hold yer horses.

The Polish National Church is in schism.

So now, do we just view schismatics as protestants and view this as a victory for Vatican II's bastard child Ecumenism?

Does the Scranton Diocese know about this? Do they approve of it? I'm gonna find out.

Cuz I'll bet you if the local pastor in Pittston got together with the SSPX pastor and they decided to have a joint 'community Thanksgiving celebration', the pittston pastor would have been hauled into the chancery, read the riot act, and eventually moved to a parish far, far away for his actions in the name of 'Christian unity'.

And the SSPX isn't even in schism. They just don't like polyester albs.

The PNCC just wants to speak polish and own their church property.

Let me look into this a bit. Of course, your comments are most welcome.

USCCB Scared Of EWTN?

The USCCB is having it's big meeting this week, where they will discuss the new translation of the NO Mass.

In ages past EWTN provided coverage of the USCCB's meetings.

It seems that the USCCB has not been pleased with the coverage.

So now, some silly little station in Upstate NY, that no cable outlets carry, will be covering the Bishop's meeting.

Is the USCCB planning some revolt against the Holy Father and they do not want it broadcast around the country? With commentators such as Sister Mary Alice Piil and Monsignor Jim Vlaun it seems the USCCB wants their own spin attached to the Bishops' antics in Rockville Center, NY, location of this years meeting.

We all know that the USCCB has desired to control the editorial content of EWTN.

And since they cannot, they have chosen a messenger they can control.

Much like Barry Hussein Obama.

Why Is Obama Such A Loser?

I mean, you think he would have learned after bowing publicly to his idol the Saudi King.

But no. Yesterday Obama continued to behave like a serf as he decided it would make America look good if he bowed to another world leader.

We may have overestimated this guy. He doesn't want to rule the world, he wants the world to rule us.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Altar-ation



I saw this video some time ago and posted it here. I thought it was high time to bring it back. It is amazing to watch the transformation of the modern free standing table into a traditional high altar. If we were to have a Mass at the cathedral for instance, something very similar to this would have to occur. Proof that even the nastiest Pizza Hut looking church can be used to host the Mass of all times.

The Game Is Afoot

There are big plans in the trad community which could lead to some fantastic fruit, while also making the modernists go apoplectic. Always a good time.

If you were an attendee of the Sunday morning 8am Traditional Mass at Holy Rosary in Wilkes-Barre, please email me at therockintraddy@gmail.com.

As a matter of fact, if you are interested at all in the Traditional Mass email me at therockintraddy@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sandals And Fiddlebacks

I am just in a video mood, I guess. Thanks to The Crescat for locating this gem of a vid.

Pre-Packaged Ham!

Dancing Queen

"I Am One Of Them"

Christmas With Papa Bene

Just in time for the holidays, the pope is going down the same musical road as Johnny Mathis, Elvis, and Mariah Carey.

Geffen Records is releasing a Christmas album featuring the voice of Pope Benedict XVI. On the album, the pope recites and sings prayers in five languages.

"We are honored to be partners on this historic production which will, for the first time, bring the voice of Pope Benedict XVI to a worldwide audience through these stunning musical compositions," Colin Barlow, president of Geffen U.K., told the Daily Telegraph.

Proceeds will help fund musical education for underprivileged children around the world.

The album, "Music from the Vatican," will be released before Christmas.

Just Beautiful!


I just came across this over at the New Liturgical Movement and I had to steal it to show it to you.

An All Soul's requiem Mass from St. Joseph's Church in Woonsocket Rhode Island. Note the beautiful brocade on the veil and chasuble.

A Bishop Who Knows How To Bishop!

Bishop Thomas Tobin calls out and educates a fallen away Catholic - whose last name just happens to be 'Kennedy'. Be sure to read this and ask yourself the questions his Excellence poses to Kennedy. How do YOU measure up?

Dear Congressman Kennedy
BY BISHOP THOMAS J. TOBIN

Dear Congressman Kennedy:

“The fact that I disagree with the hierarchy on some issues does not make me any less of a Catholic.” (Congressman Patrick Kennedy)
Since our recent correspondence has been rather public, I hope you don’t mind if I share a few reflections about your practice of the faith in this public forum. I usually wouldn’t do that – that is speak about someone’s faith in a public setting – but in our well-documented exchange of letters about health care and abortion, it has emerged as an issue. I also share these words publicly with the thought that they might be instructive to other Catholics, including those in prominent positions of leadership.

For the moment I’d like to set aside the discussion of health care reform, as important and relevant as it is, and focus on one statement contained in your letter of October 29, 2009, in which you write, “The fact that I disagree with the hierarchy on some issues does not make me any less of a Catholic.” That sentence certainly caught my attention and deserves a public response, lest it go unchallenged and lead others to believe it’s true. And it raises an important question: What does it mean to be a Catholic?

“The fact that I disagree with the hierarchy on some issues does not make me any less of a Catholic.” Well, in fact, Congressman, in a way it does. Although I wouldn’t choose those particular words, when someone rejects the teachings of the Church, especially on a grave matter, a life-and-death issue like abortion, it certainly does diminish their ecclesial communion, their unity with the Church. This principle is based on the Sacred Scripture and Tradition of the Church and is made more explicit in recent documents.

For example, the “Code of Canon Law” says, “Lay persons are bound by an obligation and possess the right to acquire a knowledge of Christian doctrine adapted to their capacity and condition so that they can live in accord with that doctrine.” (Canon 229, #1)

The “Catechism of the Catholic Church” says this: “Mindful of Christ’s words to his apostles, ‘He who hears you, hears me,’ the faithful receive with docility the teaching and directives that their pastors give them in different forms.” (#87)

Or consider this statement of the Church: “It would be a mistake to confuse the proper autonomy exercised by Catholics in political life with the claim of a principle that prescinds from the moral and social teaching of the Church.” (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 2002)

There’s lots of canonical and theological verbiage there, Congressman, but what it means is that if you don’t accept the teachings of the Church your communion with the Church is flawed, or in your own words, makes you “less of a Catholic.”

But let’s get down to a more practical question; let’s approach it this way: What does it mean, really, to be a Catholic? After all, being a Catholic has to mean something, right?

Well, in simple terms – and here I refer only to those more visible, structural elements of Church membership – being a Catholic means that you’re part of a faith community that possesses a clearly defined authority and doctrine, obligations and expectations. It means that you believe and accept the teachings of the Church, especially on essential matters of faith and morals; that you belong to a local Catholic community, a parish; that you attend Mass on Sundays and receive the sacraments regularly; that you support the Church, personally, publicly, spiritually and financially.

Congressman, I’m not sure whether or not you fulfill the basic requirements of being a Catholic, so let me ask: Do you accept the teachings of the Church on essential matters of faith and morals, including our stance on abortion? Do you belong to a local Catholic community, a parish? Do you attend Mass on Sundays and receive the sacraments regularly? Do you support the Church, personally, publicly, spiritually and financially?

In your letter you say that you “embrace your faith.” Terrific. But if you don’t fulfill the basic requirements of membership, what is it exactly that makes you a Catholic? Your baptism as an infant? Your family ties? Your cultural heritage?


Your letter also says that your faith “acknowledges the existence of an imperfect humanity.” Absolutely true. But in confronting your rejection of the Church’s teaching, we’re not dealing just with “an imperfect humanity” – as we do when we wrestle with sins such as anger, pride, greed, impurity or dishonesty. We all struggle with those things, and often fail.

Your rejection of the Church’s teaching on abortion falls into a different category – it’s a deliberate and obstinate act of the will; a conscious decision that you’ve re-affirmed on many occasions. Sorry, you can’t chalk it up to an “imperfect humanity.” Your position is unacceptable to the Church and scandalous to many of our members. It absolutely diminishes your communion with the Church.

Congressman Kennedy, I write these words not to embarrass you or to judge the state of your conscience or soul. That’s ultimately between you and God. But your description of your relationship with the Church is now a matter of public record, and it needs to be challenged. I invite you, as your bishop and brother in Christ, to enter into a sincere process of discernment, conversion and repentance. It’s not too late for you to repair your relationship with the Church, redeem your public image, and emerge as an authentic “profile in courage,” especially by defending the sanctity of human life for all people, including unborn children. And if I can ever be of assistance as you travel the road of faith, I would be honored and happy to do so.

Sincerely yours,

Thomas J. Tobin

Bishop of Providence

The American Way

What do we with our elected officials when we want something done? Or not done? We call them, fax them, email them, or go to see them personally.

The USCCB is again waffling on voting for the new translation of the Mass text. According to National Catholic Reporter, it would appear that our buddy Bishop Trautman is leading the charge to reject the changes and send the text back to Rome.

Here is hilarious snippet of something he said concerning the new translation: “The Latin text is not inspired,” Trautman told his Catholic University audience. “It is a human text, reflecting a certain mindset, theology and worldview. There are good Latin texts -- balanced, carefully crafted -- and there are bad Latin texts -- convoluted, lengthy, complicated, abstract -- that become a translator’s herculean task. Because of literal translation in the new missal, complicated Latin wording has become complicated English wording.”

Not inspired? Really? Annibale Bugnini might have something to say about what inspired him and the Protestants who wrote it!

But aside from that, do you know that I have a small St. Joseph hand missal from 1972 which has a translation identical to what Rome is currently suggesting? Why they just didn't use the translation at the time, and avoid 40 years of incorrect English translations and 7 or 8 years of squabling over this supposedly 'new' translation? Because it was not compatable with their plan.

Make no mistake that the liberals amongst us in the Church are frightened of the long-awaited translation. They are almost as frightened of the changes to the Novus Ordo translation as they are of the Old Mass. They would rather say a bastardized version of the Mass than say what was intended by the council fathers. So what does that say about them?

It says that the council fathers didn't go far enough in screwing up Catholicism for them. They have to go further. Anything that makes the Novus Ordo more orthodox is bad news for these guys.

But back to my original intent of this post. I want you to write, call, fax, or go to see your Bishop. Tell him to approve the liturgical translations which have been approved by Rome. (Why Bishops have to approve something from Rome in the first place is a mystery, more 'fruits of Vatican II' I'm afraid)

No, Bishops are not elected officials, but let them know how you feel. Let them know we have been waiting too long for this translation, and not to allow it to be derailed by liberal agendas.

Do that and make your traddy smile.

A New Design!






























And I need help to achieve it! This blog is hosted by blogger, and I use one of their templates. I would like to change it, add to the functionality and make better use of space, but the templates Blogger offers are very limited. Is there anyone who can help a traddy out and design something new for me? Email me at therockintraddy@gmail.com

Is He A Terrorist Yet?

BREAKING: According to officials, scumbag Muslim terrorist Hasan WAS in contact with Al Qaeda.

So, can we call him a terrorist yet?

Our Next Ordinary And Archbishop Burke

Nice article from John Allen on Archbishop Raymond Burke being named to the Congregation for Bishops. It shows a bit of what is involved in choosing our next Bishop. An interesting read to be sure.

Burke's influence is set to grow
Vatican names pugnacious prelate to congregation


John Allen
National Catholic Reporter
November 9, 2009

Archbishop Raymond Burke’s Oct. 17 appointment to the powerful Congregation for Bishops offers an illustration of how in the Vatican, even the ordinary can be extraordinary.

The appointment means that the 61-year-old Burke, a frequently polarizing figure during his 12-year run as a bishop in the United States, is now in a position to put his stamp on the next generation of Catholic bishops all over the world.

At one level, Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to tap Burke for the role was the dictionary definition of pro forma. Of the 33 members of the Congregation for Bishops at the beginning of 2009, 25 were current or former Vatican officials, including Burke’s predecessor as prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the church’s highest court. (Burke was actually appointed on Oct. 17 along with another recently installed curial official, Spanish Cardinal Antonio Ca├▒izares Llovera, who heads the Vatican’s liturgical office.)

That preponderance of Vatican prelates is partly because the Congregation for Bishops has to vet nominees from around the world, and Vatican officials control the archives where possible skeletons may lurk. In addition, the Congregation for Bishops meets for an entire morning every two weeks, and it’s simply more practical to expect prelates based in Rome to show up.

Yet seen through American eyes, Burke -- who’s widely expected to become a cardinal in the next consistory, the event in which new cardinals are installed -- is hardly just another Vatican official.

As the bishop of La Crosse, Wis., from 1995 to 2003, and then as archbishop of St. Louis from 2004 to 2008, Burke earned a reputation as a strong conservative voice on matters of both faith and politics. During the 2004 election, Burke publicly said he would not administer Communion to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, a Catholic and at the time the Democratic nominee for president. He also once blasted a benefit concert by pop singer Sheryl Crow for a Catholic children’s hospital in St. Louis because she’s pro-choice.

Since being called to Rome in 2008, Burke has hardly gone quiet. In a September 2008 interview with an Italian newspaper, Burke said that the U.S. Democratic Party risks becoming the “party of death” because of its positions on bioethical questions. He’s also insisted that nothing can justify voting for a candidate who’s “anti-life” and “anti-family.”

As a member of the Congregation for Bishops, Burke now has a seat at the table when possible new bishops are evaluated and proposed to the pope. (The Congregation for Bishops handles most appointments in the Catholic church, except for those in mission territories, which are prepared by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and those in the 22 Eastern rites in communion with Rome, which are handled by the Congregation for Oriental Churches.)

Burke becomes one of five Americans who sit on the congregation, the second largest national bloc after the Italians, who have 12 -- nine cardinals, including Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, the congregation’s prefect, and three bishops. The other four Americans are Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia; Cardinal Francis Stafford, former head of the Apostolic Penitentiary; and Cardinal Bernard Law, archpriest of Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major.

Like other important Vatican offices, the Congregation for Bishops has a staff that handles its day-to-day operations, but policy is set by the formal members of the congregation who are appointed by the pope. While many offices have full meetings of members only once a month or less frequently, the Congregation for Bishops meets more often because of the high volume of nominations to be reviewed.

When a diocese becomes vacant, it’s the job of the papal nuncio, or ambassador, in that country to solicit input on the needs of that diocese and to work with the local bishops and bishops’ conference to identify potential nominees. The nuncio prepares a terna, or list of three names, which is submitted to the Congregation for Bishops, along with extensive documentation on the candidates.

Members of the congregation are expected to carefully review all the documentation before meetings, and each is expected to offer an opinion about the candidates and the order in which they should be presented to the pope. Ultimately, it’s up to the pope to decide who’s named to any given diocese, but in most cases popes simply sign off on the recommendations made by the congregation.

To be sure, Burke’s nomination doesn’t mean he can single-handedly control who becomes a bishop, whether in the United States or anywhere else. For one thing, he’s simply one of five Americans on the congregation, and the least senior. At least initially, his input on American appointments is unlikely to be decisive.

Most observers say that aside from the pope himself, the two most powerful players in determining who becomes a bishop in the United States today are the current nuncio, Italian Archbishop Pietro Sambi, and Rigali of Philadelphia. (Rigali is a longtime veteran of Rome himself, and a close friend of Re.)

By itself, Burke’s appointment doesn’t alter that calculus. Sambi in particular is believed to have reservations about the pugnacious, and occasionally partisan, episcopal style that Burke came to symbolize.

On the other hand, Burke’s influence may grow with time.

He’s by far the youngest of the current crop of Americans on the congregation (the next youngest, Levada, is 73, and Rigali is 74). Since appointments are for five-year terms and may be renewed until a prelate reaches the age of 80, Burke could be involved in bishops’ appointments for the next two decades. At some point he may well become the senior American in the process, with a correspondingly greater impact.

Whatever happens, one thing seems clear. If anyone suspected that the decision to bring Burke to Rome last year was a way of muzzling him, or limiting his influence in the United States, it certainly doesn’t seem to be playing out that way.

John L. Allen Jr. is NCR senior correspondent.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Outstanding!

Ralph Peters wrote a tremendous op-ed piece for the New York Post November 6. You should all read it and be informed.

Call this horror by it's name: Islamic Terror

by Ralph Peters

On Thursday afternoon, a radicalized Muslim US Army officer shouting, "Allahu akbar!" ("God is great!") committed the worst act of terror on American soil since 9/11. And no one wants to call it an act of terror or associate it with Islam.

What cowards we are. Political correctness killed those patriotic Americans at Fort Hood as surely as the Islamist gunman did. And the media treat it like a case of nondenominational shoplifting.

This was a terrorist act. When an extremist plans and executes a murderous plot against our unarmed soldiers to protest our efforts to counter Islamist fanatics, it's an act of terror. Period.

Terrorist Hasan Tried To Conact Al Qaeda

Big surprise!

Plus, U. S. Intelligence knew it.

Political correctness is going to kill this country.

U.S. intelligence agencies were reportedly aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Hasan was trying to contact people associated with Al Qaeda, ABC News reported.

It is not clear, however, whether the agencies relayed this information to the Army, officials told ABC News.

A U.S. intelligence official tells Fox News that it would be wrong to say the CIA had information about Hasan contacting Al Qaeda that they did not share with the Army.

"There's no sign at this point that the CIA had collected information relevant to this case and then simply sat on it," an intelligence official told Fox News.

The intelligence official did not comment on whether the CIA has any information.

You Must Read This!

Thanks to Vir over at Catholic Caveman

Graphic Image Below

Here's the entire article from FrontPageMag.com;
What Islam Isn't
By: Dr. Peter Hammond
FrontPageMagazine.com Monday, April 21, 2008

The following is adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat

Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system.

Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components.

Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called 'religious rights.'

When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to 'the reasonable' Muslim demands for their 'religious rights,' they also get the other components under the table. Here's how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007)).

As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:

United States -- Muslim 1.0%
Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
China -- Muslim 1%-2%
Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:

Denmark -- Muslim 2%
Germany -- Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%
Spain -- Muslim 4%
Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.

They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. ( United States ).

France -- Muslim 8%
Philippines -- Muslim 5%

Sweden -- Muslim 5%
Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad &Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions ( Paris --car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats ( Amsterdam - Mohammed cartoons).

Guyana -- Muslim 10%
India -- Muslim 13.4%

Israel -- Muslim 16%
Kenya -- Muslim 10%
Russia -- Muslim 10-15%

After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:
Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:

Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
Chad -- Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:

Albania -- Muslim 70%
Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
Sudan -- Muslim 70%

After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
Egypt -- Muslim 90%
Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
Iran -- Muslim 98%
Iraq -- Muslim 97%
Jordan -- Muslim 92%
Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
Palestine -- Muslim 99%
Syria -- Muslim 90%
Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace -- there's supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:

Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
Somalia -- Muslim 100%
Yemen -- Muslim 99.9%

Of course, that's not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.

'Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel. – Leon Uris, 'The Haj'

It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate.

Anglicanorum Coetibus Released

The anxiously awaited Apostolic Constitution, which provides for personal ordinariates for Anglicans entering into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church was released by the Vatican today. Good news indeed!

Mary Guides Souls To Christ


.- Speaking before Sunday’s Angelus in the city of Brescia, Italy, the Holy Father recalled Paul VI’s strong devotion to the Blessed Mother. "As his ecclesial responsibilities increased he in fact developed an ever wider vision and organic relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary and the mystery of the Church," noted Pope Benedict.

The Pontiff continued, recalling the promulgation of "Lumen Gentium." "In the words of Paul VI it 'has as its summit and crowning a whole chapter devoted to the Virgin’." In that context, Pope Paul "proclaimed the Blessed Virgin Mary 'Mother of the Church,' pointing out, with great ecumenical sensitivity, that 'devotion to Mary...is an ordained means of guiding souls to Christ and thus join them with the Father, in the love of the Holy Spirit’."

Finally the Holy Father prayed with words of Paul VI: "O Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, to you we entrust the Church of Brescia and all the people of this region."

Sunday, November 8, 2009

More Dots To Connect

It seems Nidal Malik Hasan has been linked to a Mosque frequented by the 9/11 murderers. Fox News has the details. Also, these guys, before they go on their terror missions like to either hang out in strip clubs or get prostitutes, and Hasan hung out three times at a strip club 8 minutes from Fort Hood in the weeks leading up to his attack.

For the Fort Hood victims (from the introit of the Missa de defunctis):

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. A hymn becomes you, O God in Zion, and to you shall a vow be repaid in Jerusalem. Hear my prayer, to you shall all flesh come. Eternal rest grant upon them, O lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Chanting On The Tube

Fr. Fromageot, FSSP of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska will be appearing on EWTN’s Life on the Rock with Father Mark Mary and Doug Barry.

Father will be discussing Gregorian Chant and how it helps the liturgy fulfill its twofold end; namely, the worship of God and the sanctification of souls.

Channel: EWTN Global Catholic Network
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009
Time: 8:00PM

Be sure to tell your favorite 'music director' to tune in. I'm sure he or she will be perfectly horrified!

Oremus

For Pope Benedict XVI:

Almighty and everlasting God, have mercy upon Thy servant, Benedict, our Supreme Pontiff, and direct him, according to Thy loving kindness, in the ways of eternal salvation; that, of Thy gift, he may ever desire that which is pleasing unto Thee and may accomplish it with all his might. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

For Diocesan priest Father Andrew Sinnott:

O Jesus, eternal Priest,
keep your priests within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart,
where none may touch them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands,
which daily touch Your Sacred Body.
daily purpled with your Precious Blood.
Keep pure and unearthly their hearts,
sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood.
Let Your holy love surround them and
shield them from the world's contagion.
Bless their labors with abundant fruit and
may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here and in heaven their beautiful and everlasting crown. Amen.

Missa Pro Defunctis

















Did anyone know that our own Bishop Emeritus James Timlin held a Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass?

Yes he did.

And certain people in the chancery are probably having fits.

Right Monsignor Bambera?

Anyway, this past Monday Bishop Timlin celebrated the first Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass in about 40 years. That's pretty big news.

It's too bad that Bishop Timlin had to travel to New York to do this. It's too bad that Bishop Timlin, a certified traditionalist, hasn't offered the Old Mass here in his home diocese.

I wonder why that is?

Could it be that in this diocese, which has been stuck in the 1980's liturgically, that now since there is no Bishop, the anti-trads see an opportunity?

You know, the whole cat being away thing.
Because it seems that there are those here in our diocese who are using this time to intimidate and bully priests.

Be careful Bishop Timlin! Someone might bitch about your black vestments and send ya to the principal's office.

But what I would like to see is a brave priest in our diocese offer Bishop Timlin a place to do something similar.

Since our cathedral cannot be used for traditional liturgy without some creative redecorating, we need someone with a proper church building to loan it to us for a night. I'd be willing to facilitate this, but we need a building. Any takers?

Thanks to the Society of St Hugh of Cluny for the pictures.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Traditional Order Coming To America?



















A big Obama shout-out to Catholic Caveman for posting this.

Cardinal Rigali, how about it? It's not like we couldn't use one or two...

A Traditional Order Coming To America?
We can only hope

I've just found out that the Institute of the Good Shepherd (l'Institut du Bon Pasteur) is looking into sending priests to the United States. Or as an unofficial IGS site states;
After our third anniversary, the IGS is considering to send priests in the USA for apostolate. One of them Fr Beaugrand have made many contacts since he's frequently travelling to the USA but still looking for help!
This is big news, folks. Especially in light of the pathetically high number of "priestless parishes" here in the United States. What bishop wouldn't leap to have one or two gems like these priests fall into their lap?

And we're not talking about some fishing expedition to your garden variety 3d World dung-heap to offer a failing seminarian a chance at ordination if he'll just pledge obedience to some Yanqui bishop.

No... these IGS priests are sharp! Pass the word, guys. Make it known to your bishop that the IGS WANTS to send them priests!

Let's see just how many bishops really do support The Holy Father's recent motu proprio... and just how many are just paying lip service. Believe me, if I ever catch wind of a bishop turning down Traddie priests, rest assured, I'll make sure the entire world knows about it.

Bet your paycheck on it.

By the way, more info on the IGS (IBP) can be found here.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Washington Shall Control Your Healthcare

















I'm a blogging fool tonight. Just a plain fool, some of you would say.

But here's an article I found on health care. Made me laugh, made me cry.

Washington 'Shall' Control Your Healthcare
By David Harsanyi

The King James version of the Bible runs more than 600 pages and is crammed with celestial regulations. Newton's Principia Mathematica distilled many of the rules of physics in a mere 974 pages.

Neither have anything on Nancy Pelosi's new fiendishly entertaining health-care opus, which tops 1,900 pages.

So curl up by a fire with a fifth of whiskey and just dive in.

But drink quickly. In the new world, your insurance choices will be tethered to decisions made by people with Orwellian titles ("1984" was only 268 pages!) like the "Health Choices Commissioner" or "Inspector General for the Health Choices Administration."

You will, of course, need to be plastered to buy Pelosi's fantastical proposition that 450,000 words of new regulations, rules, mandates, penalties, price controls, taxes and bureaucracy will have the transformative power to "provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending . . . ."

It's going to take some time to deconstruct this lengthy masterpiece, but as you flip through the pages of the House bill, you will notice the word "regulation" appears 181 times. "Tax" is there 214 times. "Fees," 103 times. As we all know, nothing says "affordability" like higher taxes and fees.

The word "shall" - as in "must" or "required to" - appears over 3,000 times. The word, alas, is never preceded by the patriotic phrase "mind our own freaking business." Not once.

To vote for the bill, a legislator must believe a $1 trillion price tag is "revenue neutral," or that it alleviates any of the pain higher costs bring to the average American. This would require alcohol.

Real competition, as far as anyone can tell, is antithetical to the authors of this bill. Remember, you can purchase oranges from Florida and whiskey from Kentucky, yet you're prohibited from buying health insurance from anywhere outside your state . . . so sayeth Nancy Pelosi.

Instead of creating a new market with interstate trade, what we get is the institution of the pleasant-sounding "Health Insurance Exchange," which exists, it seems, only to accommodate a non-competitive, government-run insurance option.

Now, finding a name for a state-run program without offending the lingering capitalistic sensibilities of bourgeoisie has been problematic. So Pelosi went with the innocuous "consumer option" - known for a fleeting moment as the "competitive option" and popularly as the "public option." Whatever your preference is, it's the option that leads to a single-payer insurance program.

Democrats say we can save billions by funding a plan that uses billions of wasted tax dollars from another public plan that we already supplement with billions. Make sense?

In actuality, we pay for all this by "cost sharing," or "sharing the cost" of insuring everyone through higher prices and taxes. But no fear. The legislation taxes "the rich." The bill doesn't index the tax to inflation so more of you will be on the hook as inflation rises due to the tragically irresponsible behavior of Congress and the White House. The rich - many of them small-business owners - are already set to see their rates go up in 2010.

Hey, who needs those jerks to create real jobs when we have Washington pretending to do it?

All of this, as Madame Speaker says, constitutes a "a historic moment for our nation and families." True. No legislation in modern American history compares when in comes to injecting itself into the everyday decisions of the citizen.

And few can compete with its deception. The bill's intentions are cloaked in euphemisms and it is teeming with ulterior motives, all cobbled together in closed-door meetings where industry payoffs are offered using taxpayer dollars to facilitate a power grab of unprecedented cost.

All of it, rolled right into a neat 1,900 pages.

Killer For Islam

He handed out Korans? But didn't what he read in the Book of Peace make him think that he shouldn't go through with the massacre?

Or maybe he read that Paradise was guaranteed to those who "kill and are killed" for Allah (9:111), and took that seriously.

Note also that he affected Islamic clothing -- as did another "moderate," Maher Hawash, before the latter embarked upon his jihad.

"Police raid shooting suspect's Killeen apartment," by Victor O'Brien for the Killeen Daily Herald, November 6 (thanks to Ernest):

Bell County SWAT teams barricaded and evacuated a downtown Killeen apartment complex where Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan lived before authorities say he killed 13 people and injured 30 more during a massacre at Fort Hood Thursday....

In the morning, neighbors said Hasan handed Qurans and donated his furniture to anyone who would take it.

Neighbors described Hasan as a quiet man who began wearing "Arabic clothing" in recent weeks. Edward Windsor, a neighbor, never suspected Hasan was in the Army. Hasan's rank surprised Windsor who would never have imagined an officer with a rank of major would have lived in an apartment that rents for $350 and houses soldiers ranked as private first class....

Thanks to JihadWatch for this

Meet The Victim - Islamic Terrorist Hasan

Of course the main stream media is quick to play dirtbag terrorist Hasan as the victim in all of this.

Liberal Diane Sawyer and the rest of these 'journalists' have constantly stressed the possibilty PTSD for Hasan. He has never served overseas. Never. Not once. PTSD is a non-issue.

Let's try to remember the true victims, the dead and wounded of Fort Hood, not this muslim terrorist.

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Hasan Claims "War on Islam"

Islamic jihadists routinely characterize anti-terror efforts as part of a "war on Islam." But of course, there is no war on terror, and there is no war on Islam. There is just the Islamic jihad against the U.S. and the West.

"Hasan Called War on Terror 'War Against Islam,' Classmate Says," by Justin Blum for Bloomberg, November 6:
Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people and wounding 30 others at the Fort Hood Army Base in Texas, regularly described the war on terror as "a war against Islam," according to a doctor who was in a graduate program with him.

While studying for a masters degree in public health in 2007, Hasan used a presentation for an environmental health class to argue that Muslims were being targeted by the U.S. anti-terror campaign, said Val Finnell, a classmate.

"He was very vocal about the war, very upfront about being a Muslim first and an American second," said Finnell, 41, a preventive medicine doctor in Los Angeles, in an interview today. "He was always concerned that Muslims in the military were being persecuted."...

Are Bedbugs The Same As Lice?

Eww. Wilkes-Barre Housing says they have an epidemic of bed bugs in city housing. They say it is due to "international travel". That's liberal code for "dirty stinking immigrants who don't wash".

Read about it here.

If you see this bloke, kill him quick! God'll forgive ya!

Nidal Malik Hasan

Nidal Malik Hasan.

Nidal Malik Hasan.

Nidal Malik Hasan.

Liberal Chris Matthews yesterday said the name was "arab sounding".

Ya think?

Liberal Diane Sawyer reported speaking to an unidentified 'army wife' who said "Why couldn't his name be Smith?" Apparently the 'army wife' was afraid that the army would begin profiling Muslims.

His name wasn't Smith.

It was Nidal. Malik. Hasan.

Nidal Malik Hasan has perpetrated the largest act of terrorism on American soil since 9/11.

But the liberal media will not call it terrorism.

Oh no.

If they did, then Comrade Obama would have been the seated President while the attack took place. And Muslims love Obama. He speaks their language. He thinks Muslims have been victims at American hands and American 'colonialism'. They would'nt attack Americas on American soil while he's President.

But if a white Christian shouted "Jesus Saves" before he started blowing people away, you can be sure the liberal media would have been all about the anti-christian sentiment. That's all we would be hearing.

But a Muslim comes in where soldiers are standing in a line to receive their shots to enage in a foreign war and shouts 'allahu akbar' - Allah is the greatest, and he starts blowing people away. But there is no mention of terrorism. There is not even the mention of a hate crime being perpetrated. Nothing. Just a criminal act.

I pray to God the truth comes out about this Muslim and his associations before the political correctness league gets a hold of it and decides in the best interest of the country not to release the information. Because you know, it would be a terrible shame if Muslims were thoguht to be terrorists again. Because, you know, Obama and his liberal gang have spent alot of time trying to convince the American people we are not at war with Muslims.

But we are.

And we will be for a long time.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

House Call

Thousands of American patriots descended upon Capital Hill and their representatives today to demand they "kill the bill". The health care bill, that is. Kudos to all who participated.

The founders would be proud.

EWTN To Go Hi Def!

Now we can watch boring round table discussions and lackluster interviews while counting the pounds of makeup on Ray Arroyo. Good TV, that!

.- The Catholic broadcaster Eternal Word Television Network has announced that the channel will be available in High Definition (HD) format for all U.S. affiliates beginning on December 8.

“The Faith never looked so good!” an EWTN press release said.

“EWTN is the only Catholic television network available in this format,” EWTN President and CEO Michael P. Warsaw said. “We chose to launch HD in December so we could bring our viewers all the beautiful images of the Christmas season using the most advanced technology.

Warsaw said that the HD launch date of Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, was chosen to honor the Virgin Mary who has “conveyed so many blessings upon this Network.”

EWTN Global Catholic Network has been in operation for 28 years. It is available in over 150 million households in more than 140 countries and territories. With AM and FM radio networks, a worldwide short-wave radio station, an internet website and a publishing arm, it claims to be the largest religious media network in the world.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Maybe Just One Of These?

I find it funny to hear democrat strategists on cable news shows talking about how the Republicans need to 'open the tent', or say how 'they need a bigger tent'.

Really democrat strategists? We should listen to you?

Michael 'there's room for everyone' Steele seems to be listening. GOP bosses all over the country have been practicing that strategy for some time now as well.

In actuality the tent has been open wide and what has it gotten us?

Dede Scozzofava, who received $900,000 from NRCC to run ads AGAINST the true conservative candidate.

Next, let's look quickly at some of the other RINO's we've endured under the big tent. Lindsey Graham who still wants to make all illegal aliens legal, Arnold Schwartzenegger who sends iou's instead of tax refunds, Tim Pawlenty who backs Cap and Trade, Arlen Spectre who not only changes his beliefs to win elections he now changes parties, Mitt Romney who gave Massachusetts Romneycare which is now bankrupting the state, Olympia Snowe who supports Obamacare, and of course, John freaking McCain.

If we were to score our party based on it's conservative outcome, the numbers would be abyssmal , I'm afraid.

We've tried the big tent idea. It's not working for us.

Let's try principal for a change.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Milz: Kicked To The Curb!

I have never been a fan of SDACT cheerleader and big boss man Mikey Milz, and yesterday he received a well deserved smackdown. As Ralph Cramden would say "Oh, how sweet it is!"

A union leader laid off from his teaching job at a Catholic high school last summer during a battle over official recognition and collective bargaining powers was considered an "at-will employee" and cannot pursue a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Diocese of Scranton, Luzerne County Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. ruled Monday.

Michael Milz, president of the Scranton Diocese Association of Catholic Teachers, sued the diocese and his former employer, Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre, claiming they targeted him for layoff in June 2008 because of his union activity.

Diocese spokesman Bill Genello said the diocese was "pleased with this decision." Genello rejected the claim that the layoff was a form of retribution.

"As was stated at the time of the teacher layoffs, neither Mr. Milz nor anyone else was fired," Genello said. "The layoffs were determined strictly according to the criteria used in previous years."

Those criteria included a teacher's seniority and level of certifications, Genello said.

Continue...

A Spiritual Conversion

It is election day, people. Do not forget when making your decisions at the polls today to exercise your "choice" and vote for Pro-Life candidates.

The former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in southeast Texas says she had a "change of heart" after watching an abortion last month — and she quit her job and joined a pro-life group in praying outside the facility.

Abby Johnson, 29, used to escort women from their cars to the clinic in the eight years she volunteered and worked for Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas. But she says she knew it was time to leave after she watched a fetus "crumple" as it was vacuumed out of a patient's uterus in September.

'When I was working at Planned Parenthood I was extremely pro-choice," Johnson told FoxNews.com. But after seeing the internal workings of the procedure for the first time on an ultrasound monitor, "I would say there was a definite conversion in my heart ... a spiritual conversion."

Continue...


Not Another One?

Excuse my language here on my catholic blog, but WTF?

Do us all a favor Scranton Diocese priests: if you just cant do without your gay photographs, just leave the priesthood and stop being such freakish hypocrites, ok?

SCRANTON — An area priest has been removed from his duties after church officials say he accidentally displayed inappropriate pictures from his computer before Sunday Mass.

The Diocese of Scranton said the Rev. Edward Lyman was using his computer on Oct. 25 to project an informational DVD about the annual diocesan fundraiser when four photos were displayed. They featured what church officials describe as “minimally attired adult males.”

Diocese spokesman William Genello said the photos were not pornographic, did not include minors and were not taken by the priest.

Lyman has been removed as administrator of St. Anthony, St. Bridget and St. John the Baptist parishes in Throop. The diocese would not say where he is.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Gimme A Sign!

We've had a lot of new visitors recently, so I wanted to remind you all of my comment procedure.

If you have a Google account and are signed in when you comment, you don't have to do anything else. Your name will appear.

If you do not have a Google account, you can still comment, but you must SIGN YOUR COMMENT.

Otherwise I will not post it.