Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fast and Humiliation

Fast and humiliation.

Something Catholics are called to do.

To help save the Union, will you join me in three weeks of fast and humiliation?

Give something up just as you would during Lent, however make it substantial. There must be suffering involved.

Pray on your knees. Like George Washington did. Like Abraham Lincoln did. Be humble before your Creator.

God love you.

Friday, September 7, 2012


September 2 was an important anniversary. Anyone know what it was?

Read this article on the atrocities carried out by Muslims on the innocent children attending school in Beslan. Never heard about that? Could it be because the liberal media is too busy portraying wicked Mohammedans as peace loving, God fearing people who are made to look bad by some "extremists"?

One only needs to read their "holy book" to learn that every Muslim is expected to carry out jihad and to kill the unbeliever. That nice Islamic man at work? Europe was filled with "nice Islamic men" until they reached the numbers they need to effect change. Look at France, Spain, and now England, where   Muslims attacked people assembling for a rally.

Have a read Here

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Religious Liberty For Dummies - Diocese of Scranton

Happy Tuesday! And Happy St. Ignatius of Loyola Day!

Here is a well done op-ed piece that clearly explains the issue of Religious Liberty.

Defining Religious Liberty Down

THE words “freedom of belief” do not appear in the First Amendment. Nor do the words “freedom of worship.” Instead, the Bill of Rights guarantees Americans something that its authors called “the free exercise” of religion.

It’s a significant choice of words, because it suggests a recognition that religious faith cannot be reduced to a purely private or individual affair. Most religious communities conceive of themselves as peoples or families, and the requirements of most faiths extend well beyond attendance at a sabbath service — encompassing charity and activism, education and missionary efforts, and other “exercises” that any guarantee of religious freedom must protect. 

I cannot improve upon the way the first lady of the United States explained this issue, speaking recently to a conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. “Our faith journey isn’t just about showing up on Sunday,” Michelle Obama said. “It’s about what we do Monday through Saturday as well ... Jesus didn’t limit his ministry to the four walls of the church. He was out there fighting injustice and speaking truth to power every single day.” 

But Mrs. Obama’s words notwithstanding, there seems to be a great deal of confusion about this point in the Western leadership class today.(cont.)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Pray for This Guy! - Diocese of Scranton

Haha! Good news for the church, bad news for progressives, gays, and Nancy Pelosi. Maybe.

The new Bisop of San Francisco has been named and it is not a name that the libs wanted to hear. Too bad His Holiness could not have seen to the flock of this Scranton Diocese in the same way.

Go check it out over at Whispers in the Loggia

Trads Under Fire! - Diocese of Scranton

Did you know that RealCatholicTV was getting heat from their home diocese to not use the word "catholic" in their name? So they are now ChurchMilitantTV.

Ha. Church Militant. I'm sure the progressives in the chancery like that far more.

Anyway, here's the latest vid from our friend Michael Voris and ChurchMilitantTV, concerning the war on tradition.

Check it out.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Coming Soon! Excercise your Soul! - Diocese of Scranton

I see it day and day out.

"Catholics" with no idea of what it means to be Catholic, and "Catholics" with no idea what the tenets of the Catholic Church actually are. Oh, they go to church on Saturday evening, their wives help make pierogies for the bazaar while they set up the grounds for the bingo.

But they do not have prayer groups anymore. No rosary societies. They are too busy with parish politics.

Fear not my Protestant friends, for there is news that should bring shouts of joy from deep in your souls!

Traddy is going to teach you the Catechism of the Catholic Church!

As I prepare to introduce my four year old to the ways of Holy Mother Church, I intend to share with you, the uninstructed in your faith, what you have been missing.

What you have forgotten in some cases.

What you can have back.

Concrete answers.

No ambiguity.

Traddy's pulling out the ruler and assigning homework! 

If you want it, here it is.

Come and get it.

Watch this spot and tell your friends.

God love you!

Monday, July 23, 2012

This Is Not Our Bishop - Diocese of Scranton

Bishop Alexander Sample - Bishop of Marquette
As if you couldn't tell from the traditional vestments.

Because ya see, Bishop Joe wouldn't be caught dead looking like a real Bishop. People might mistake him for a man of character, a shepherd with a backbone.

A catholic, perhaps?

No, we lucky few that have been blessed with Bishop Joe know what we have here.

It's an election year BJ. When will you be speaking to Little Bobby Casey again about his support of abortion? When will you deny him the Blessed Sacrament?

I do not know, true believers. Maybe BJ doesn't think that the Blessed Sacrament is all that Blessed?

Then that would give one pause to wonder which sacraments are valid in this diocese?

By the way, this is His Excellence Most Rev. Alexander Sample, Bishop of Marquette, Michigan.

I'm thinking we need more Bishops like this guy up here.

And less Bishops like this guy, down there.

Bishop Joe Bambera - Bishop of the Greens

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Courageous Priest - Diocese Of Scranton

I wonder what Bishop Joe would do if one of the priests of the Diocese of Scranton gave this homily?

Well, we actually DO know. Because it has already happened.

Courageous, orthodox priests in the Diocese of Scranton are uprooted and shipped off to places where they can't do any harm to the progressive agenda of the Chancery.

An elderly priest on the Acadian Peninsula has been barred from performing church services in the Bathurst diocese after he made remarks about homosexuals and women who have had an abortion.
Rev. Donat Gionet, 85, gave the sermon at the Roman Catholic church in Saint-Léolin while replacing the regular parish priest late last month.
He stands by the comments he made in Saint-Léolin, a village of about 730 people located about 50 kilometres east of Bathurst.
Reached in Caraquet on Wednesday, Gionet declined an interview but did provide a written statement.
In a letter written in French that he provided to the Telegraph-Journal, Gionet stated the sermon in question was about the destruction of the Church and the need to seek forgiveness for past sins.  cont.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Greatest Threat To America - Diocese Of Scranton

We live in a very liberal place, those of us in the Diocese of Scranton. Democrats abound, liberalism flourishes. Especially in the Chancery.

But that's for another time.

Every now and then we hear something and we have to say "Yes!" Every now and then we hear something so succinctly put, so elegantly stated, that we have to share it. Watch this video here by Dennis Prager.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Are Our Catholic Schools Catholic? - Diocese of Scranton

What's new today in the Diocese of Scranton?

Well for starters, Tim over at non-faithfulcatholicschools has an article about our very own Bishop Joe Bambera and his gang of progressives at the Chancery. Watch here for more info on them as it becomes available. We are looking at rough times ahead in this diocese with this bunch, very rough times.

For those of you who don't know off whom I speak, his name is Bambera...he was appointed by the now gone-and-resigned-in disgrace "Cardinal Rigali".  I guess I don't have to say anymore, but those of you who know me realize that "just ain't so".

Bishop Martino, who was basically fired from his job for actually doing his job had gone after the four so-called "Catholic" colleges in his Diocese for not following the rules and dictates of the Roman Catholic Church.  These violations can be further investigated  here since nothing has changed...well...I guess that's not really true.

Bambera has allowed U of Scranton to go along untouched even after it has been disclosed that they (The Jesuits) support the HHS contraceptive mandate and actually already have it available in their medical insurance programs.  Oh, and they support Abortion as well.  Evidence of this comes from the mouth of the Medical School director at Creighton University as evidenced by the article from The Cardinal Newman Society that shows they lie at every turn.  So much for Bambera's credibility.  There's MORE!  cont.

Friday, June 29, 2012

The SCOTUS Decision and You

There are so many more knowledgeable people writing on the SCOTUS decision than I,  that I hesitate to write on the subject.

However, I feel that I must say a few things about it regardless.

I actually think that this will help the Conservative cause.

There is not one person in my opinion, who did not vote for Obama in 2008, that can look at his presidency and then say "He's done a great job. I was wrong. I will vote for him."

However, we all know at least one person who voted for him who has said that they will not vote for him again. This clearly works to our advantage.

Now that SCOTUS has ruled that the government can tax us on anything it wants to, what will be next? Mandatory life insurance? Will they begin taxing Christians?

What? Don't be silly Traddy!

They are already doing it with the HHS mandate.

Don't forget, SCOTUS did not rule on the constitutionality of the government forcing non-profits like Catholic institutions into paying for abortions, birth control or whatever else they decide to classify as "women's health".

Unfortunately, it now seems that the only way out of this is to trust the republicans to do what they say they will do. And that is to abolish Obamacare.

Who do you trust?

Do you trust the progressive left to give us more of the same if Obama gets 4 more years?

Do you trust the progressive right to target and abolish Obamacare?

Who's left?

All I know is that a vote for anyone other than Romney is a vote for Obama. Be guided by that thought.

And be sure to thank your Catholic Bishop for sounding loudly in favor of Obamacare in the first place, which gave us the HHS mandate.

As you sow, so shall you reap. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Christians Attacked - By Muslims - In America!

Time was, when the Crusaders returned home, they returned to the relative peace and harmony of their homes,and their country. They did not worry about the enemy being at the gates.

Well today we are very much surrounded by the enemy.


Well, some Christians in Dearborn Michigan got a taste of what it is like when you let your feelings be known about their cult.

Here in America, Christians were stoned, spat upon, and had urine thrown on them.

In America.

Watch here and get ready.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The USCCB And Pogo

Here's a great post I read this morning. Go click the link and give it a read.

Many readers will remember the famous quotation from an animal character named Pogo by cartoonist Walt Kelly back in the 1950s, “We have met the enemy and they are us.”  Set in the Okefenokee Swamp of the southeastern United States, the strip often engaged in social and political satire through the adventures of its anthropomorphic funny animal characters. As stated by one biographer of Kelly, “It perfectly sums up his attitude towards the foibles of mankind and the nature of the human condition.” There is no need to sally forth, for it remains true that those things which make us human are, curiously enough, always close at hand. Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tinny blast on tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, but he may be us. 
            Perhaps the U,S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has finally realized that the enemy is the bishops themselves.  After decades of the bishops supporting liberal social policies, they must now realize who the real enemy is. During the last election, Catholics voted for Obama by 54 percent. The bishops promoted this by (1) their support of the health care law which is now resulting in mandates requiring religious employers to pay insurance coverage of birth control and abortifacients; (2) ignoring canon 915; and, (3) issuing a ridiculous, incorrect, and totally useless document titled, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Sound Familiar? Diocese of Scranton

Happy Easter first of all!

Second of all, does this sound like any place you know?

After the year 1900, toward the middle of the 20th century, the people of that time will become unrecognisable. When the time for the Advent of the Antichrist approaches, peoples minds will grow cloudy from carnal passions, and dishonour and lawlessness will grow stronger. Then the world will become unrecognisable. Peoples appearances will change, and it will be impossible to distinguish men from women due to there shamelessness in dress and style of hair. These people will be cruel and will be like wild animals because of the temptations of the Antichrist. There will be no respect for parents or elders, love will disappear, and Christian pastors, bishops, and priests will become vain men, completely failing to distinguish the right hand way from the left. At that time the morals and traditions of Christians and the Church will change. People will abandon modesty, and dissipation will reign. Falsehood and greed will attain great proportions, and woe to those who pile up treasures. Lust, adultery, homosexuality, secret deeds and murder will rule in society.
-- St. Nilus, 430 AD

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Face of China's War on Babies.

Click here to read an article about China's brutal one child policy and population control. Don't think it can't happen here. Here's a snippet:

As we reported last month, a paper published in the Journal of Medical Ethics authored by top academics at the University of Melbourne argued that abortion should be extended to make the killing of newborn babies permissible, even if the baby is perfectly healthy.

The authors argued that “both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons,” and that because abortion is allowed even when there is no problem with the fetus’ health, “killing a newborn should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.”

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Saint Casimir Drag Show! Thank You Diocese of Scranton!

We all know that the Diocese has been closing churches all over the diocesan area, but do we know what is becoming of the buildings themselves?

One particular building, the old Saint Casimir in Pittston springs to mind.

Do you know what's going in there?

A "fine arts center". Do you know what the first show is going to be? A drag show.

Yep. Men strutting around the stage dressed as women lip synching to your favorite show tunes.

The group, Applause Theater will also be holding "childrens programs".

The church has been stripped of nearly everything, the marble steps that lead to the altar are still there, however. One of the principles involved wrote this on "his" Facebook page. I kept the typos for your appreciation:

the marble on the alter, there is alot of money I am going find someone who can get thru the caulkingand cuti it, there nice piece of change for us.

This is what's left of the alter area after they savaged as much of the brass and other metals from it before it was sold. I can't believe how much the old owners ripped this place apart.
You'll notice that right after he remarks that he will sell off the remaining marble, he comments on how the Diocese sold off everything first.

I know the building has been deconsecrated.

Still, it gets my dander up that this type of activity will go on there right where the altar once stood.

Makes me sick.

Thanks, Diocese of Scranton!

Here's what you'll be able to enjoy in just a few weeks time:

I hear tickets are going fast!

Protest A Felony? It Is Now. - Diocese of Scranton

Friday, March 16, 2012

With Bishops Like These, Who Needs Obama? - Diocese Of Scranton

It would seem that the actual teaching of the Catholic Church on the worthiness to receive Holy Communion means nothing to the gutless cowards in charge of the Archdiocese of Washington DC.

Basically the story goes like this: lesbian and her lover go to lesbian mom's funeral. They tell priest beforehand that they are gay lovers. Priest denies them Holy Communion. Lesbian and her lover go on media rampage. Stupid Bishop takes away faculties of brave priest defending Christ's body and Church teaching. With cowards and heretics like this in the upper echelons of the Church, who needs Obama and his minions to attack Her? We are doing quite well on our own.

Anyway, here is the release from the priest involved. Send him your prayers and your money too, he will need to be supported financially if you can. Maybe a brave Bishop will offer him faculties in his own diocese? Any takers?

Fr. Marcel Guarnizo’s Response to the Eucharistic Incident

I would like to begin by once again sending my condolences to the Johnson family on the death of Mrs. Loetta Johnson.

I also feel obliged to answer questions from my parishioners, as well as from the public, about the incident on February 25th.

Here are the facts: On Saturday February 25th I showed up to officiate at a funeral Mass for Mrs. Loetta Johnson. The arrangements for the Mass were also not my own. I wish to clarify that Ms. Barbara Johnson (the woman who has since complained to the press), has never been a parishioner of mine. In fact I had never met her or her family until that morning.

The funeral celebration was to commence at 10:30a.m. From 9:30 to 10:20, I was assigned to hear confessions for the parish and anyone in the funeral party who would have chosen to receive the sacrament.

A few minutes before the Mass began, Ms. Johnson came into the sacristy with another woman whom she announced as her “lover”. Her revelation was completely unsolicited. As I attempted to follow Ms.Johnson, her lover stood in our narrow sacristy physically blocking my pathway to the door. I politely asked her to move and she refused.

I understand and agree it is the policy of the Archdiocese to assume good faith when a Catholic presents himself for communion; like most priests I am not at all eager to withhold communion. But the ideal cannot always be achieved in life.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Stand Up For Religous Freedom! - Diocese of Scranton


Click here for a site near you!
The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is being held Friday, March 23 at noon, local time, outside federal buildings, Congressional offices and historic sites across the country. The theme for the Rally is “Stand Up for Religious Freedom—Stop the HHS Mandate!”

Thousands of Americans of all faiths will be participating in these peaceful rallies, organized by the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society to oppose the new mandate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that requires all employers provide free contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs through their health plans, even in violation of their consciences.

Religious leaders and other public figures will speak out against the HHS Mandate at each Rally site. Holding signs reading “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” and “Stop the HHS Mandate,” participants will offer hymns and prayers for our nation and pass out literature to the public about why the HHS Mandate is unconstitutional and Un-American.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dolan Vows to Protect Religious Freedom - Diocese of Scranton

Does Barry Obama think that he understands Catholic teaching better than the Bishops?

Cardinal Dolan seems tho think so.

.- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York is urging his fellow bishops to “prepare for tough times” after the Obama administration told the bishops’ conference that it is not willing to address religious liberty concerns raised by its contraception mandate.

In a March 2 letter to all U.S. bishops, Cardinal Dolan explained that White House officials told staffers from the bishops’ conference at a recent meeting that revisiting the mandate or broadening the exemption in order to address “the broader concerns of religious freedom” is “off the table.”

Instead, the administration encouraged the bishops to listen to those who accept the new policy.

“The White House seems to think we bishops simply do not know or understand Catholic teaching,” the newly-elevated cardinal said.

He stated in his letter that “religious freedom is under attack” and that “we will not cease our struggle to protect it.” Read more....

Monday, March 5, 2012

Transgendered Nanny Prostitute Raised Obama! - Diocese of Scranton

Looks like our President was brought up in the best possible surroundings. It could explain why he is so screwed up himself.

President Obama Was Raised By A Gay Transgendered Prostitute Nanny!

Ya can't make this stuff up, folks!

The Hate on the Left - Diocese of Scranton

Sometimes we have to take a closer look at our adversaries to understand how truly depraved they are.

The death of conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart is one of those events that brings out the worst in the left. Even I am amazed at the hate spewed towards this man. Read below to see how far it went.

Leftist’s Hate on Full Display Over Breitbart’s Passing

-By Warner Todd Huston

It is sad that to be a left-winger is to be a hatemonger, but the death of conservative media activist Andrew Breitbart has certainly brought out those true colors of the left. The giddiness displayed and cheering indulged by America’s leftists over the fact that Mr. Breitbart died late Wednesday night has been shrill, disgusting, and suffused with the lamentable inhumanity so commonly found in the hearts of leftists everywhere.

It should be no surprise that left-wingers are prone to authoritarian regimes and acts of genocide.

Breitbart succumbed to a heart attack (most likely) as he took a late night stroll around his Los Angeles neighborhood late on February 29. It was only hours later that the cacophony of celebration by the American left began.

The worst example is that of Rolling Stone’s venom-spitter Matt Taibbi who said of Breitbart’s death, and pardon the language, “Good! Fuck him. I couldn’t be happier that he’s dead.”

Slate writer and left-wing infant tyro Matt Yglesias rushed to his twitter account to say that the world was “slightly improved with @andrewbreitbart dead.”

Nobody commentator Jill Kennedy couldn’t wait to blog about how she felt Breitbart was “an asshole.”

Then there is the arrogance of David Frum of The Daily Beast who thinks he is better than Andrew and in a position of passing judgment on the man.

“In time, Andrew Breitbart might have aged into greater self-control and a higher concept of public service,” Frum arrogantly writes. “Premature death deprived him of the chance at redemption often sought and sometimes found by people who have done wrong in their lives and work.”

Appalling conceit.


Humanae Vitae - Diocese of Scranton

There's been a lot of talk about contraception recently, and I wonder how many faithful Catholics have gone back to the source materials and read Pope Paul VI's Humanae Vitae? Probably not too many, as most "Catholics" in the pews today spent very little time learning about their own faith and practices.

Well, just for my fellow un-read Catholics, here is what he said about if contraception was allowed, in a nutshell. He said we would see:
1. An overall lowering of moral standards.
2. A rise in infidelity and illegitimacy.
3. The reduction of women to objects of men's pleasure. (and men too.)
4. Government coercion in reproductive matters.

What on this list is rampant in our world today?

Was the Pope right or wrong?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Letter From God - Diocese of Scranton

Catholic Teachings - O'Brien: Letter from God

Fr. Denis O'Brien, M.M.

The Lord is saying in a nice way: Be still, and see that I am God." This really "hit home" for me and I needed the reminder! This one I will print and post in several places in my daily life.

As you got up this morning, I watched you, and hoped you would talk to me, even if it was just a few words, asking my opinion or thanking me for something good that happened in your life yesterday.

But I noticed you were too busy, trying to find the right outfit to wear. When you ran around the house getting ready, I knew there would be a few minutes for you to stop and say hello, but you were to busy.

At one point you had to wait, fifteen minutes with nothing to do except sit in a chair.

Then I saw you spring to your feet. I thought you wanted to talk to me but you ran to the phone and called a friend to get the latest gossip instead.

I watched patiently all day long. With all your activities I guess you were too busy to say anything to me.

I noticed that before lunch you looked around, maybe you felt embarrassed to talk to me, that is why you didn't bow your head. You glanced three or four tables over and you noticed some of your friends talking to me briefly before they ate, but you didn't.

That's okay. There is still more time left, and I hope that you will talk to me yet.

You went home and it seems as if you had lots of things to do. After a few of them were done, you turned on the TV. I don't know if you like TV or not, just about anything goes there and you spend a lot of time each day in front of it not thinking about anything, just enjoying the show.

I waited patiently again as you watched the TV and ate your meal, but again you didn't talk to me.

Bedtime I guess you felt too tired. After you said goodnight to your family you plopped into bed and fell asleep in no time.

That's okay because you may not realize that I am always there for you.

I've got patience, more than you will ever know. I even want to teach you how to be patient with others as well.

I love you so much that I wait everyday for a nod, prayer or thought or a thankful part of your heart. It is hard to have a one-sided conversation.

Well, you are getting up once again. And once again I will wait, with nothing but love for you.

Hoping that today you will give me some time.

Have a nice day!
Your friend,

P.S. - Do you have enough time to send this to another person?

--July 17, 2000

Friday, March 2, 2012

After Birth Abortion? - Diocese of Scranton

I have known all along it would evolve into this.

After birth abortion.

Click the link, read the story, listen to the audio.

Pray to God.

Because this is the beginning. Now that a group of immoral heretics has raised the question, get ready. Because this is next.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Do You Buy Pink? - Diocese of Scranton

Will anyone continue to purchase items in the grocery store with a pink ribbon on them?

Because when you purchase your next 4 pack of yogurt with the pink ribbon on it, you have helped to contribute to the death of an unborn child.

This picture above depicts how "doctors" perform a "Dilation and Evacuation" murder.

Don't buy Pink. Save lives.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SSPX Not In Schism - Diocese of Scranton

For those of you on the fence regarding the SSPX, allow me to give you some information which was apparently ignored by the modernists of the Scranton Diocese when they decided it was bad for your soul to attend the SSPX Mass.

This comes from the website Renew America

April 10, 2007
Cardinal Castrillón: SSPX not in schism
Catholics who attend SSPX masses not schismatic

By Brian Mershon

From the March 31 issue of The Remnant

Darío Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos has repeatedly affirmed that the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) is not a case of formal schism on at least five separate occasions in public interviews, as recently as March 17 and over the past 2-1/2 years. Msgr. Camille Perl, long-time secretary for the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei (PCED), has repeatedly affirmed in personal letters that such Catholics incur no penalty and no sin for merely fulfilling one's Sunday obligation at a church or chapel served by the SSPX.

"Signs of the Times" Show SSPX Not Schismatic

The primary question this article will attempt to answer, through a reading of "the signs of the times" as the Second Vatican Council encouraged us to do, is what the present attitude and position of the Church is, as viewed through many recent articles and correspondence from the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei (PCED), and particularly, Cardinal Castrillón.

Are Catholics who attend SSPX chapels out of necessity truly attempting to be "more Catholic than the pope?"

Cardinal Castrillón's most recent interview with an Italian journalist published on March 17, 2007, repeats this affirmation that while there may be a danger of schism and/or heresy for some priests and bishops within the SSPX, theirs is not a formal schism.

Cardinal Castrillón: Church Esteems Fruitful Life of Archbishop Lefebvre

Catholic journalist Simone Ortolani published this most recent interview on the Nihil Obstat Catholic website. His Eminence re-emphasized that the motu proprio easing restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass was with the pope for his action, just as Msgr. Michael Schmitz of the Institute of Christ the King said in two recent interviews. Ortolani asked Cardinal Castrillón if Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre would be rehabilitated by the Church. Cardinal Castrillón's response follows:

Retracing the complete life story of Archbishop Lefebvre, we are certain of the great esteem and appreciation of the Church for him. He was considered worthy of being an Archbishop, Apostolic Delegate, Superior General of his religious congregation; by speaking to people who knew him during the exercise of his ministry, the fecundity of his life is discovered.

Yet, with the same clarity, according to the most genuine tradition of the Church, it cannot be accepted that a bishop may consecrate another bishop without pontifical mandate, or that the presence of the Holy Spirit in the Councils, and in particular for their importance, in Ecumenical Councils, can be disputed.

Archbishop Lefebvre — it is important to stress this — signed the documents of the Second Vatican Council, even though he was critical towards them, either regarding the texts, or regarding their interpretation. read more...

Friday, January 13, 2012

Bambera Disapproves - Diocese Of Scranton

Well done! But only after many letters were written to the Bishop does he exhibit any backbone.

The bishop of the Diocese of Scranton is publicly expressing his disapproval with the University of Scranton for allowing a former U.S. congresswoman who supported abortion access bills to speak on campus.

Marjorie Margolies, who represented a suburban Philadelphia congressional district from 1993-1995, is the keynote speaker for a Jan. 28 program for women who want to run for office. The "Ready to Run" program is a partnership with the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University and is advertised as a non-partisan event for women who want to run for office, work on a campaign or learn more about the political system.

Bishop Joseph C. Bambera asked that the university withdraw the invitation to Margolies, and the university refused, according to a diocesan news release. Efforts to reach a university spokesman were not immediately successful this morning.

The Way To Receive Approval? - Diocese Of Scranton

Wow. Sandro Magister has a post today about the Vatican's supposed approval of the Neocatechumenal Way's mess...uh, "mass". If this happens, if these Protestants in Catholic clothing are able to get their "liturgy" approved it will set back the all of the good things we have seen in the past few years regarding getting the liturgy back on track. Does anyone else find it curious that Archbishop Annibale Bugnini the chief architect of the post conciliar liturgical reform was instrumental in forming the theological mind of The Way's co-founder Carmen Hernandez? Did you also know it was Bugnini, along with the two co-founders that came up with the name Neocatechumenal Way?

Of course, the Neocatechumenal Way has it's talons into the Scranton Diocese. Former Bishop of Scranton Joseph Martino praised the NW and allowed them to flourish, and be sure that the latest man sitting on the big chair welcomes them enthusiastically as well. These progressives can concoct anything they want, call it a "mass" and the Bishops accept it. But try getting your child baptized by a priest of the Diocese in the Traditional manner and they act as if you are asking for an offering of gold. Try asking for the Old Mass at your parish. Try to find a priest in this Diocese that has Traditional leanings that hasn't been harassed by the powers that be in some way.

Progressives do as they please. The rest of us are made to feel as though we are trouble makers for expecting the church to do as she has always done, but not recently mind you - condemn heresies, show us the way and save our souls. But that's too much to ask.
ROME, January 13, 2012 – As on other occasions in the past, this January as well, on Friday the 20th, Benedict XVI will meet in the audience hall of the Vatican with thousands of members of the Neocatechumenal Way, with their founders and leaders, the Spaniards Francisco "Kiko" Argüello and Carmen Hernández.

One year ago, at the audience of January 17, 2011, the pope told the enthusiastic audience that the thirteen volumes of the catechism in use in their communities had received the longed-for approval, after a very lengthy examination begun in 1997 by the congregation for the doctrine of the faith, and after numerous corrections had been introduced, with about 2000 references to parallel passages of the official catechism of the Catholic Church.

Next January 20, however, the leaders and members of the Way expect from the supreme authorities of the Church an even more ardently desired "placet." The official and definitive approval of what is their most visible, but also most controversial, distinctive trait: the way in which they celebrate the Mass. Read more....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Santorum Is Latin For "Strong Pro Life Conservative So He'll Never Get The Votes Of The Typical Catholics In The Pews" - Diocese Of Scranton

Will a "Traddie" be the next President? That's the question asked by ThePathLessTaken blog.

I make no predictions, we'll just have to see how he does in the upcoming primaries. But he'd better improve on yesterdays sorry results.

Blimey! Is it conceivable that a ‘Traddie’ will be the next president of America, and go with his six kids to live in The White House? There can only be one person that fits the description of goes-to-a-Mass-in-Latin, home schools all six of his kids, and is also running for president: Rick Santorum. The question is; might he home-school in The White House? Until recently, conservative Catholic Santorum has been under the radar. And in all honesty, when I heard a description of him I thought, ‘that can’t be, there must be some mistake, no one who is Catholic-of-a-traditional-mindset and totally pro-life could ever even think of becoming the president of America!’ Like a lot of ‘Traditional Catholics’, I endure my Holden-Caulfield’esque inferiority complex and I often think that the highest positions in politics are somehow off-limits to us devout Catholics. Thank you, Santorum, for proving me and your cynics wrong. read more....

Monday, January 9, 2012

My Epiphany! - Diocese Of Scranton

I went to Mass with my family yesterday to a small parish in Luzerne County. The retired priest that offered up the Mass did a good job, he actually read the words written in the book and everything, unlike the normal parish priest from this particular church, whom I have seen on several occasions making stuff up as he goes along.

I sat there hoping for a good 'ole theologically sound homily from the seasoned veteran priest.

My hopes were dashed.

The Deacon, proudly wearing his rainbow colored stole proceeded to explain to us how the United States and it's penchant for racism and warfare has kept the Epiphany, or as he called it "God's Peace" at bay.

Deacon started out by reminding us that it is an election year. I thought maybe he was going to inform the congregation about voting pro life.

Instead he went on a diversity and social justice tirade.

Did you know that American hatred for Native Americans brought us the War of 1812? Never mind that pesky Britain was up to it's old tricks.
Did you know, that the US got into WWII because we were racist against Asian people? Were we racist against white Germans and Italians as well I suppose?
And again the same charge was made for Korea and Vietnam.
And of course we hate Mexicans, Muslims, and Arabs.

Not too much about the actual Epiphany, just the Deacons take on why we will never achieve God's peace.

We're all racists.

Thanks Deacon.

I'm curious if anywhere in the Diocese of Scranton if any priest OTHER than the FSSP and SSPX priests blessed Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh, the Epiphany Water and Chalk? Did any of you priests set up times to go and do the traditional blessings of your parishioners homes? If not, why?

God Bless You!