Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thomas Aquinas College to open satellite campus in Western Mass.

Thomas Aquinas College, a Catholic classical liberal arts college with a Great Books program based in Santa Paula, California, will be opening a satellite campus in Northfield, Massachusetts in the Fall of 2018, thanks to the donation of campus property once owned by evangelist Dwight L. Moody and the Northfield Seminary he founded there. The Sage Chapel, designed by Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge (now Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott) in the Gothic style, will most likely be converted into a Catholic chapel.

This satellite campus will be the first Catholic liberal arts college in Massachusetts in a very long time. 

For more info please read here

Friday, February 3, 2017

Statement on Massachusetts elected officials' obscene $18M pay raise

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Legislature voted to override Gov. Charlie Baker's veto of an unconstitutional pay raise for elected officials and judges. No legislator in either chamber changed their vote from the initial passage to sustain the veto. This pay raise violates the 118th Amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution, which states: 

The base compensation as of January first, nineteen hundred and ninety-six, of members of the general court shall not be changed except as provided in this article. As of the first Wednesday in January of the year two thousand and one and every second year thereafter, such base compensation shall be increased or decreased at the same rate as increases or decreases in the median household income for the commonwealth for the preceding two year period, as ascertained by the governor.

In another words, the Legislature cannot vote themselves a raise. To get away with the bill's passage is because judges also got a raise, which cannot be overturned via a ballot initiative because the Judiciary is one of the forbidden topics from ballot questions. 

Since the Democratic Party has been in charge of the Legislature since 1958, this is what you get for having no real opposition: TYRANNY. The Democrats are now a bunch of communists and marxists who don't care about American values. 

TIME TO VOTE OUT EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR AND ACCEPTS THE PAY RAISE IN 2018. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bishop McManus condemns President Trump

Bishop Robert J. McManus of Worcester issued the following statement yesterday regarding President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration: 

It is hard to imagine an American alive today who does not include immigrants to this country in his or her family tree, ancestors who were in search of a better life, or escaping political or religious persecution, or fleeing the ravages of war. It is particularly this last case that is most disturbing in light of President Trump’s Executive Order addressing the U.S. refugee admissions program and migration to the United States. In light of that, I add my voice to that of the USCCB’s chair of the Committee on Migration, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Texas, who issued the following statement: “We strongly disagree with the Executive Order’s halting refugee admissions. We believe that now more than ever, welcoming newcomers and refugees is an act of love and hope. We will continue to engage the new administration, as we have all administrations for the duration of the current refugee program, now almost forty years. We will work vigorously to ensure that refugees are humanely welcomed in collaboration with Catholic Charities without sacrificing our security or our core values as Americans, and to ensure that families may be reunified with their loved ones.” 
  
Our own local experience has been one of great success in assisting refugees from Syria and many other countries through Catholic Charities, working in collaboration with the U.S. government. Let us hope and pray and voice our support for efforts to rectify this policy, while respecting the right of every nation to protect its borders and its citizens. As Christians we cannot ignore the Gospel imperative to welcome the stranger in our midst, especially those whose dignity as children of God is not being respected. In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, (# 2241) our faith encourages us to welcome all people “in search of the security and means of livelihood which they cannot find in their country of origin.” As our Holy Father, Pope Francis said to our nation’s leaders in September 2015, “…if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities. The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us.
Obviously I disagree with His Excellency. I believe his motive for opposition is that the Christians in ISIS territory (Iraq and Syria) are also barred from traveling to the United States during the period of pause and evaluation. 

To be clear, this ban has nothing to do with religion (as the radical left thinks it solely targets Muslims), but to protect U.S. citizens and other lawful immigrants against potential terrorist attacks. The seven countries with the ban are the most terror and war-torn countries on the planet right now, and with the exception of those already on Green Cards, we have no clue who these people are. Immigration policy has been a bipartisan broken disaster over the past 15 to 20 years, and this is the first step to fixing it. Ultimately, Congress must rewrite the immigration laws that only allow the best and brightest into the U.S., and have a merit-based system.

For those who didn't know, the Constitution does not fully apply to non citizens. The President has the right to ban anyone who is not a U.S. citizen from entering the country, according to a 1952 law, with no reason whatsoever. The clause in Article VI of the Constitution regarding the ban on religious tests only applies to holding public office and has nothing to do with anything else. 

The Bishop's job is the salvation of souls of his flock and not to be an immigration activist. Clearly, the bishops of Massachusetts are joining in Attorney General Maura "Hold It" Healey's bogus lawsuit, since they stood silent against men using the ladies room. 

If you happen to still go to one of Bishop McManus' Novus Ordo parishes, don't even bother giving to the annual Partners in Charity fundraiser. His Excellency should be focusing on who is physically present in his diocese. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Remnant asks Trump Administration to investigate the Vatican

America's oldest Traditional Catholic newspaper, The Remnant, has penned an open letter asking the Trump Administration to investigate the Vatican's alliance with the Democratic Party et. al. The letter, which will appear in the next print edition, can be viewed online here

I do support such an investigation by the U.S. Government at this time, especially when the abdication of Benedict XVI was fishy, and a priest in Colombia was suspended by his bishop  recently for preaching the truth on Catholic Holy Matrimony. 

If a criminal investigation confirms that Jorge Bergoglio is not the legitimate Successor of Peter (a.k.a. an antipope), he should be captured by the Special Forces and brought to justice just like Bin Laden. I am pretty sure a Traditional Catholic President would do so without hesitation. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Rockford, Illinois Bishop bans all Latin in liturgies

While there was peaceful transfer of power in Washington, D.C. this afternoon, I am disturbed to learn that another U.S. bishop has banned the use of the Latin language in both the Traditional and Novus Ordo forms of Mass. A letter uncovered by several Catholic blogs from Bishop Daniel Malloy of Rockford, Illinois to diocesan priests dated January 11, 2017 not only requires his explicit permission to say the TLM in private, but has banned the renovation/restoration of churches to include centrally-located tabernacles and communion rails. 

The late Bishop Thomas Doran must be rolling in his grave. The former diocese where TAN Books was located before being purchased by Saint Benedict Press of Charlotte, North Carolina, was a friend of Tradition. One note is that Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Malloy in 2012. 😠

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Statement regarding Cardinal Sean being named member of CDF

Over the weekend Sean Cardinal O'Malley, OFM Cap., the Archbishop of Boston, has been named a member of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. I strongly oppose this appointment. 

Catholicism in Boston is dead, and no sitting prelate has defended the Catholic Faith since 1944 or said Mass Pontifically since 1970. There is no orthodoxy in 99.9% of the parishes, 100% of the schools, colleges, fraternal groups, and with Catholic Charities. Our consecrated Catholic cemeteries are full of urns of cremains that had no business being cremated or with bodies that have no business being interned in consecrated ground. 

There's no big secret, but Sean is a shill for the Democratic Party and wearing his Capuchin habit is all for show. He's no Padre Pio, who actually said Holy Mass up to his heavenly reward. 

While this appointment is only a membership and does not affect his assignment, his successor should have the initials SSPX at the end of his name. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

OPINION: No SSPX deals with Unholy See

The Spanish version of the blog Rorate Caeli has published an exclusive interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider, where he thinks that the SSPX should sign the deal for official canonical status:
“I have asked Msgr. Fellay not to delay his acceptance any longer, and I trust in Providence, though it is not possible to have 100% certainty. ¶ It is my great wish that the SSPX might be recognized and established within the regular structure of the Church as soon as possible, and this will be for the benefit of all, for them and for us. Actually it will be a new force in this great battle for the purity of the Faith”
On this issue, I disagree. While official canonical status would be ideal, it can wait until a pope who actually says the Traditional Latin Mass publicly in St. Peter's Basilica exclusively and bans the Missal of Paul VI. 

What can happen now is as follows: diocesan bishops (especially the Tradition-friendly ones) can and should grant the SSPX official status in their dioceses, and in some cases transfer the real estate of what would be a soon-to-close parish church to them. Diocesan status is how Archbishop Lefebvre founded the Society, and once approved in three dioceses, the SSPX was considered a work of the universal Church. 

In 2016 I posted a suggestion that Bishop Fellay be appointed the next Archbishop of Boston  to turn things around drastically up here in Ground Zero for Catholicism. While I don't think it will happen anytime soon, such an appointment would be housecleaning of the liberals and all those at the "Pastoral Center" at 66 Brooks Drive in Braintree making (not earning) extremely gross six-figure salaries. 

Bishop Schneider would actually be a good pick too, since he is a few years younger than Bishop Fellay; both would definitely grant the SSPX official status in the Archdiocese of Boston, etc. 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Message 2016 (500th post)

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to all men of good will. 

2016 was a very difficult year for me overall. I had to deal with several Massachusetts moonbats on a daily basis and did not like it one bit. I also had to speak out against the heretical Catholic clergy (including Frankenpope) and voice my support for the Dubia authored by Cardinal Burke et al. because no Catholic clergy in New England have published or said anything publicly about it. 

Clearly, this blog (on my 500th post) has cost me virtually everything; what did me in was my initial endorsement of Rick Santorum for President and my eventual decision to vote for President Trump. While my vote did not matter with the Electoral College in my state and the eventual winner not being my first choice, the stakes were all too high to write-in somebody who had no chance of winning. If the results were different I wouldn't be able to write this message today. 

I have never had real family support for being a Traditionalist Catholic. 2017, the Fatima Year, will be my seventh year exclusively attending the Tridentine Mass for my Sunday duty. While nothing is certain, all I can say is that pretty much most of my living relatives average age is 65 and they only care about their monthly handouts when they retire. They went along with V2 in their youth and think Bergoglio is the best thing in the world. 

For the record, I've never had a safe space, and I practically live in a 10' x 10' cell/shelter. I don't like it, but with thyroid problems being evicted onto the street (which is my preferred place rather than public housing) will cost me my life. In my immediate area there's no priest available to administer Extreme Unction nor step in and say a Requiem Mass for me and properly bury me, so I have to be very careful what I do.

In order for me to properly practice the Catholic Faith, I'm going to have to be rescued from my current moribund situation. I don't know how it's going to work out, but I do need support from real Catholics and real Americans. 

I love Massachusetts and the Boston area, but I don't love the liberal bull. 

The economy might be doing better in the Bay State than the rest of the nation, but I'm a deplorable because I don't play along with moloch. I can't get ahead because of several factors that discriminate against Christians. 

Personally, as a theme of this blog, no young Catholic woman in New England wants to even see me because I attend the Latin Mass, insist on daily patriotism at home and that my prospective mate be a U.S. citizen. 

I want permanently reside in the Boston area, but considering the sad state of politics and ecclesiology this may not happen. I actually don't mind snowy winters as long I can avoid yearly tornadoes, earthquakes, and hurricanes! Massachusetts provides this.

Boston can return to be the City on the Hill and the birthplace of America if we convince everyone about what made America really great. 

Whether you just came home from Midnight Mass or plan to attend later this morning, I do ask that you pray for me daily starting today. 

May God Bless you on this 2016th Birthday of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and may the upcoming New Year be prosperous for you and I. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Nothing American about the American Institute of Architects anymore

Two years ago today my architect friend passed away. He was a 40+ year practitioner who still drew by hand most of his work in traditional styles. Unlike most registered architects in the Boston area, he was not a member of the American Institute of Architects, nor he was required by law to be one. (I know many who aren't AIA members and are successful.) Despite exceeding the amount of continuing ed. credits required for license renewal in most states, the AIA elitism isn't necessarily producing sustainable results for the protection of American architects and their jobs. 

This month's issue of Architectural Record features the monthly introduction column from the magazine's editor pretty much ripping Robert Ivy, FAIA for initially promising to work with the Trump Administration. (After outcry from AIA members, he recanted.) The column then rips the Republican Party for wanting to put limits on legal immigration by reducing the amount of visas issued, and further accuses the GOP for not going along with the climate change propaganda. The column also explicitly states that more Women and African Americans must become architects (which there are plenty where I'm from anyway). 

While the Boston Society of Architects, the Eastern Mass. AIA chapter (and the nation's oldest) supports climate change because the most of the City of Boston are man-made  landfill extensions of the Shawmut Peninsula, this might not be appropriate for other parts of the country. For example, the New England climate actually changes seasonally, so we New Englanders actually witness true climate change on a quarterly basis. When snow falls in Florida by fluke, everyone panics. 

Again, I am not ripping individual dues-paying AIA architect-members because their national office decided to recant support for the new President of the United States. They are hard-working men and women who've sacrificed most of their young adulthood to get where they are today: licensed to practice architecture. (I know a bunch of them.) But since there are no mention of building codes in the Constitution, I would expect a once-fully patriotic organization with "American" in it's name to embrace Federalism and the Tenth Amendment. Building codes are state and local statutes because of local meteorology. 

The AIA should not be a political organization and should focus on its own dues-paying membership. I suggest that if you are a dues paying AIA member and if you are offended by what your bosses said, then you should not renew your membership and professionally go by "John Doe, Architect."

Many of us are having trouble finding work in the field of architecture because of the preference of the visa holder in most major cities. Since an architect is not a floor sweeper I'm not going to rip someone who's no trouble from working in the United States, but people like me have been left behind deliberately, in my humble opinion. 

Yours truly, someone who could actually pass the architect licensure test and knows what's going on, lost a scholarship because of obeying the law. How long are good professional people going to get screwed? 

Make Architecture Great Again!