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!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

New Vatican guidelines on seminaries issued

The Vatican's Congregation of the Clergy has issued (in English) "The Gift of the Priestly Vocation" today, the Feast of Mary's Immaculate Conception. While there are good key sections of the document that reject clericalism (34 § 2) and homosexuality (189 and 199), there are concerning problems with the document that will creep into seminary formation:

  • Rejection of seminarians with "ostentatious preoccupation with the liturgy." (42)
  • Families, youth, students, and "the poor" must be able to visit seminaries. (52 § 2)
  • Suggests the Church Fathers and Doctors invented therapy. (93 ¶ 2) 
  • Seminarians must tell faculty their life's story (94 ¶ 2) and use social media (97 ¶ 2). 
  • Seminarians must be taught how to be SJWs. (111, 122, and 172)
  • Seminarians must be taught not to judge future parishioners in light of Catholic Moral Tradition. (120)
  • Seminarians must be taught to never say that "outside the Catholic Church there's no salvation." (121 and 161)
  • Only diocesan priests can be involved in seminary formation. (129)
  • Seminarians must be taught about medicine, ecology, and yes, climate change propaganda. (145)
  • The seminarian's family should be involved in his priestly vocation even though he is solely responsible for his education at the age of majority. (149)
  • Women must be allowed to teach seminary. (151)
  • Seminary transfers very discouraged. (198)
God help us if the bishops follow these updated guidelines. 

Mary Immaculate, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Do not support "Fast Track Annulments"

Please listen to the video below from a faithful priest on why the simplified annulment process is going to make everything worse:

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Time for Flag burning to be criminalized

In response to Hampshire College's decision to ban the American Flag from campus, the incoming Trump Administration is committed to criminalizing the burning and desecration of Old Glory. On The Kuhner Report on WRKO this afternoon, host Jeff Kuhner suggested that prison time should be the penalty for flag burning, the executive producer Brittany suggested a fine or community service at the VA, and producer Jared suggested no penalty because he's a Libertarian. 

Unfortunately, the Supreme Court ruled several decades ago that flag burning is protected by the First Amendment, and the D-party and the GOP establishment oppose punishment. Title 36 of the USC only gives the procedures, but there are no established penalties. If Congress were to establish criminal or civil penalties to Title 36, the courts will likely strike them down since there is no mention of the Flag in the Constitution. So in order to protect the laws regarding the Flag, I suggest the following Constitutional Amendment:

§1. The United States shall have a code on the proper dignity of the Flag for military and civilian usage.

§2. Civilians who are citizens of the United States shall stand upright and place their right hands across their hearts for:

(a)  The National Anthem and any other auxiliary songs of patriotic nature as declared by an Act of Congress or the President;

(b)  The Pledge of Allegiance, which shall include the words: 

“I pledge allegiance 
to the Flag 
of the United States 
of America 
and to the Republic 
for which it stands 
one nation 
under God 
with liberty 
and justice 
for all.”

(c)  A moment of silence in conjunction with the Flag;
(d)  The playing of “Taps”;
(e)  The hoisting and lowering of the Flag on a flagpole;
(f)   The passer-by display of the Flag during a parade.

§3.  No person shall be denied to express devotion to the Flag while in the United States, which includes saluting in section two, the public display, and the affixment of a pin or patch on regular clothing on the left side of the person above the heart.

§4.  Congress and state legislatures shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation, which shall be irrevocable.