Sunday, April 15, 2018

5 years after Marathon Bombings, Boston (and the rest of the Commonwealth of Mass.) ain't stronger, both Church and state promote treason

On the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, I am very saddened to say, as a lifelong Massachusetts resident, that the Commonwealth is much worse off than it was five years ago. 

Five years ago, the four Boston Marathon Martyrs (who were Catholic) who shed their blood for God and country were denied Requiem Masses by His Eminence, Sean Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston. Today this fact hasn't changed, while the Archdiocese (along with most other U.S. Catholic dioceses) shill for illegal immigrants and Muslims. 

As far as the Commonwealth is concerned, it seems like American Patriotism (which should be practiced by 1776% of residents from the place where America was born) died-out after the Red Sox won the 2013 World Series (due to the terrorist attack). In the 2016 Presidential Election, roughly 2/3 of Massachusetts voters pulled the lever for treason, while your's truly cast our ballots for allegiance. Ever since, our supposed-Republican Governor "Chicken" Charlie Baker is no chicken when it comes to slandering President Trump. Here are some prime examples:

  • Endorsing Chris Christie in the primaries, who like him, is pro-choice, pro-LGBT, and a big-government statist;
  • Bragging about leaving the Presidential Ballot blank 
  • Signing the Bathroom Bill which allows men in the ladies room, which was spearheaded by Attorney General Maura Healey, telling old ladies if they "had a problem, HOLD IT." (The Cardinal reportedly supports this as well...)
  • Denouncing President Trump's Travel Ban from a few Muslim-majority countries while Christians and other minorities from those countries were banned as well;
  • Loves to grab guns from law-abiding citizens
  • Signed bill to mandate ALL employers and taxpayers to pay for birth control;
  • Lets cities and towns decide if they want to enforce Federal immigration laws;
  • Allows able-bodied persons to sit down and/or put their hands on their crotch during the National Anthem;
  • Promotes "climate change" propaganda
  • Lets the State Police Scandal get out of control
  • Will not dramatically cut the state budget, which will be about $41 billion for FY'19;
  • Snubs Vice President Mike Pence when he visited Boston for a GOP fundraiser on April 10, 2018;
  • and last but not least, on Friday the 13th of April, 2018, signs "Criminal Justice Reform" bill that decriminalizes drug dealing, shoplifting, assault and battery, raises the age of reason from 7 to 12, and everything that pleases career criminals, all on the day after a Yarmouth Police Officer was assassinated while delivering a search warrant for a thug with a rap sheet so long that any sane state would have him behind bars for good. 
I am not pleased to be a Patriotic American in the Commonwealth right now. The only thing I can guarantee is that Charlie Baker will not be the Governor next year. He'll be taking the Lone Walk on January 3, 2019. It will be very likely an uber-liberal Democrat will be our next chief executive. 

The only hope is that Evangelical Pastor Scott Lively gets his 15% at the MassGOP convention at the DCU Center in Worcester on Saturday, April 28th, to force a primary in September. 

Otherwise, I'll be writing-in a friend of mine, a young, pro-life and pro family woman who teaches severe special needs kids and is the head of a Catholic young adult group. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Clarification on SSPX wedding at diocesan church in Manitoba

Last year the CDF, under Cardinal Muller before he was ousted, issued guidance to bishops on how to make sure weddings performed by SSPX priests for their parishioners are to be canonical. Well, one SSPX newlywed couple is under fire by several bloggers for selling out, which is actually untrue. 

Mr. & Mrs. Nicolas Lessard were married in St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Brandon, Manitoba on February 10, 2018 in a ceremony with two priests. The couple attends Mass at the SSPX chapel in Winnipeg. The parish priest received the vows while the SSPX priest waited for the cue to say the Nuptial Mass. Mrs. Lessard lived in Saskatchewan, and since the SSPX priests are not residents of Saskatchewan, they would not legally officiate. They then chose St. Augustine's because of the aesthetics. However, the Novus Ordo parish priest had to receive the vows in accordance with the CDF letter last year because the bishop wouldn't issue the faculties to the SSPX priest. (Please see statement from Mr. Lessard, from sspx.ca here). 

I hope this doesn't become a regular occurrence, where an SSPX priest has to sit and wait for the cue to begin the Nuptial Mass after the Rite of Marriage is conducted and paperwork signed in the presence of the Novus Ordo priest. This is what had been feared last year by The Remnant:


Rumors also have surfaced that the SSPX is concerned about automatic annulments granted by diocesan tribunals because their priests officiate at weddings. 

Please. 

Catholics who attend the Traditional Latin Mass (generally-speaking), regardless of the order of priests who serve them, are highly unlikely to appear before a matrimonial court (civil or ecclesiastical) in 2018. Most of these marriages are pretty much divorce-proof. Besides, there's pretty much no integrity in diocesan tribunals when annulments are generally granted like candy. 

I use this post to remind my fellow Catholics to check local requirements on who can legally officiate at your wedding. At least here in Massachusetts (ground zero for anything decent today), a couple can have practically anyone apply for a one-day license, which includes anyone! There have been several features where friends have applied to officiate at secular weddings of their friends on Martha's Vineyard, etc.

I hope that in the future this doesn't happen to anyone else. The priest who receives your vows and signs the paperwork is supposed to celebrate the Nuptial Mass thereafter. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Excellent video about real reason why Toys 'R' Us is going out of business

This morning's Vortex by Michael Voris is excellent! It exposes one of the real reasons why Toys 'R' Us filed for Chapter 11 and is going out of business, and how it compares to the crisis in the Catholic Church.

It's too bad because my parents used to bring me to Toys 'R' Us as a kid, just like many other parents. 

Enjoy, for what it's worth:

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

St. Stanislaus Parish in NH (FSSP) given permission to use Pre-1955 Holy Week ceremonies

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) has been granted permission by the Vatican to use the Pre-1955 Rubrics for Holy Week at their apostolates this year, A.D. 2018, and likewise, St. Stanislaus Parish in Nashua, NH, staffed by the FSSP, will participate. The pastor, Fr. John Brancich, FSSP, explains in the parish bulletin some of the differences between the current Tridentine Holy Week (since 1956) and the previous rubrics, which I will paraphrase in my own words in brief:

PALM SUNDAY
  •  The Palms are blessed with 5 prayers (like the ashes), versus only one in the current rubrics;
  • This "mini-Mass", historically conducted at a side chapel or rural chapel, included an Offertory, Secret, Preface, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, before the procession of the Palms;
  • St. Matthew's Passion starts earlier at the Anointing of Mary Magdalene;
  • Purple vestments are worn for both the Procession and Mass (currently Red is prescribed for the Procession and purple for the Mass). 

MAUNDY THURSDAY
  • Credo was eliminated in 1956;
  • Maudatum (washing of feet) never took place during Mass; it's technically optional according to the 1956 Rubrics. 
GOOD FRIDAY
  • Black is worn throughout (vs. purple chasuble for Communion Service after Adoration of the Holy Cross);
  • Mass of Pre-Sanctified formatted like a regular Mass, but only the Host consecrated the previous evening is consumed by the priest;
  • No Communion of the Faithful (introduced in 1962). 

HOLY SATURDAY EASTER VIGIL
  • A blessed triple candlestick is lit with flames from the bonfire;
  • Lumen Christi is proclaimed with the triple candlestick;
  • The Paschal Candle is blessed while the deacon sings the Exsultet
  • 12 Old Testament Lessons are chanted instead of 4;
  • After Mass First Vespers of Easter are chanted instead of Lauds currently. 

St. Stanislaus' Schedule is: 

Palm Sunday 8:30 am (full ceremonial) and 12 Noon (Low Mass)
Holy Thursday: 7PM
Good Friday: 12 Noon Stations of the Cross; 3PM Mass of the Pre-Sanctified
Holy Saturday: 8:30 PM
Easter Sunday: 8 & 10 AM (Regular Mass Schedule)

From the 1600's to 1955, due to wars and instability, Holy Week services were often conducted in the morning and not at the times the events took place. For more info and resources please visit www.pre1955holyweek.com

(To my knowledge, Fr. Richard Cipolla was the only non-sedevacantist priest to use the Pre-1955 Holy Week at St. Mary's Parish in Norwalk, CT a few years ago.) 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Pope Paul VI to be canonized to commemorate 50th anniversary of Humane Vitae

Humane Vitae was the only good ex-cathedra thing that came from the Pontificate of Paul VI, and therefore he will be canonized a saint this year in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the encyclical. He was actually prophetic: the Pill has abused women and destroyed social order. 

I respectfully disagree with this canonization (similar to that of Pope John Paul II) because Pope Paul actually issued Missale Romanum on Holy Thursday 1969, which promulgated the Novus Ordo Missae. The Rites of Ordination were revised the previous year so they were to offer Mass according to the new missal, which was never even mandatory. This act brainwashed most of the Catholic world into the fact the Church was wrong for 1969 years. 

The Novus Ordo was supposed to be a prototype, a glorified publication of a book, not a legally-binding mandate. If you ever bother to read the 1969 Papal Bull you'll find it only authorizes 3 additional Eucharistic Prayers (II, III, & IV) while maintaining the consecration formula from the Roman Canon. There's nothing about changing the calendar or the rest of the Mass itself! On the flip side, many dioceses have added other Eucharistic Prayers for children and penitents where the people actually recite half of them, without approval of the Holy See. 

On the real Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, I hope any priests and bishops who happen to read this come to their senses and admit that the near elimination of the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments was the first domino to fall with the collapse of Western Civilization. 

Please also watch this commentary from Sir Charles Coulombe (knighted in Portugal) of Tumblar House regarding this event, which could be another Vatican scandal:

Friday, February 9, 2018

IMPORTANT: Catholic Action League denounces bill forcing Christians to bake gay wedding cakes in Mass.; Archdiocese allows bill sponsor to remain in good standing, etc...

Please read the following News Release from the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts. Apparently, when you have a pope selling-out the faithful Chinese Catholics in catacombs, it's not surprising that one of his top lieutenants, the Cardinal Archbishop of Boston, would sell the handful of Faithful Catholics remaining the the Commonwealth (like myself) to the commies on Beacon Hill:

NEWS RELEASE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: C. J. DOYLE

CATHOLIC ACTION LEAGUE CRITICIZES HOUSE BILL TARGETING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RIGHTS

The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts today criticized House Bill 767, AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN CIVIL RIGHTS, which is being characterized by its proponents as the "No Religious Excuses for Corporate Discrimination Act."

The legislation would prohibit corporations, and their officers and directors, from refusing to comply with anti-discrimination law based on "purported religious belief or moral conviction." The presumed targets of the measure are those businesses which may decline to service same gender "marriage" ceremonies.

The proposed law, sponsored by State Representative Michael S. Day (D-Stoneham), was favorably reported by the Legislature's Joint Committee on the Judiciary on February 7th. It now moves to a floor vote in the House of Representatives.

The Catholic Action League called the bill "a punitive, coercive proposal intended to disenfranchise those business owners who organize themselves as corporations from exercising their constitutional rights."

Catholic Action League Executive Director C. J. Doyle made the following comment: "Sexual orientation and so-called gender identity are, already, protected categories in the Commonwealth's civil rights statute pertaining to public accommodations. Both the Superior Court and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination---a civil enforcement agency---have held, in various decisions, that anti-discrimination law prevails over claims of religious freedom."

"It would seem that this legislation has been crafted in response to a possible, perhaps likely, U. S. Supreme Court decision affirming religious liberty, founded upon the Free Exercise clause of the First Amendment, in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commissionthe Colorado baker's case."

"If the Supreme Court finds that an individual business owner, like baker Jack Phillips, or, as in the Hobby Lobby case, a closely held corporation, cannot be compelled to act against sincerely held moral and religious beliefs, then other corporate actors, in the Bay State, at least, can still be dragooned into servicing same sex ceremonies, and penalized if they refuse."

"Under this proposed law, if a Massachusetts business owner chooses to incorporate, for tax or investment reasons, then he or she would forfeit certain legal protections guaranteeing their rights of conscience. This creates a materiel incentive to abandon Christian convictions and conform to the dominant, post-Christian culture and accept its secular ideology." 

"The underlying principle in all of this is that those who believe in what everyone, always and everywhere believed about marriage, from the beginning of recorded history until now, are bigots who ought to be punished. This is one more attempt to criminalize the perennial moral wisdom of Western Civilization."

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Michael Day, serves on the Elementary School Advisory Board of Saint Mary's Parish in Winchester.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Lack of morals on Beacon Hill continue...

Every sane person not living under a rock knows that Beacon Hill is broke, and will take Federal intervention to fix it. The most recent two policy items show that the super-duper majority doesn't believe in God, faith, morals, and integrity of the political process. 

First, under Acting Senate President Harriette Chandler, the Massachusetts Senate voted ceremoniously to abolish the criminal penalties from the 1850's against abortion. Bear in mind that Congregationalist Yankees passed these laws, not Catholics. 

Secondly, Secretary of State Bill Galvin is proposing walk-up voter registration similar to what stole Kelly Ayotte's New Hampshire U.S. Senate seat. He presumably is counter-proposing his Democratic primary challenger Josh Zakim, who wants everyone (including illegals) automatically registered to vote at age 18. Current law says you must (re-)register  20 days before an election and 10 days before a special town meeting, which is one of the more generous ones in the country. 

If this bill becomes law in time before this November's election, Gov. Charlie Baker will be taking the Lone Walk in January. Geoff Diehl will never get elected to the U.S. Senate, nor will Rick Green or Carlos Hernandez have a chance at getting elected to Congress from Massachusetts. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito can forget making a future run for the Corner Office and could focus more on dolling-up. 

Why? Because the Democrats and their associates will bus people in from Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and maybe New Jersey on Election Day to polling places, fill-out fake affidavits, and kick all the few Massachusetts Republicans out of office. They don't have to steal New Hampshire anymore! With about 7 million Massachusetts residents and 4 million registered voters, if over 7 million cast ballots you know it's stolen. It will be very difficult to request a recount. 

Friday, January 26, 2018

1.8 million peasant native-born Americans lose out if DACA passes

The White House announced yesterday that in exchange for $25 billion in the Wall funding, it will grant amnesty to the DACA kids (i.e. young adults in their 20's and 30's) and immediate family members (parents and siblings), which includes about 1.8 million persons in total.  Eventually they would be eligible to apply for citizenship in 10-12 years. 

I'm beyond appalled. 

This is what you get when you have one major political party favoring illegals and enemies of the United States, and another that many of its members lie just to get elected. 

It won't matter if these "Dreamers" ever get citizenship, their native-born kids will be citizens and will likely vote Democrat. If this is the case, Donald Trump will be the last Republican President. 

We did not elect Jeb! "Press 2 for English" Bush, Marco Rubio or John Kasich in 2016. 

This is another reason why I cast a protest vote for Rick Santorum in the 2016 primary.