Wednesday, August 16, 2017

U.S. Catholic bishops partly to blame for Charlottesville, historically and presently

Last weekend's violent and deadly White Nationalist protest of the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia undoubtedly shows America is in another Civil War between patriots and domestic terrorists. Even though the original Civil War was won by the Union (North) states, we Yanks have never forcefully told the Southerners to dump their historical artifacts and (often sad) reminders of what took place. 

In the case of General Lee, he was actually a hero in the Mexican-American War and buddies with Ulysses S. Grant at one time. Due to this Congress actually voted to pardon him by posthumously restoring his U.S. citizenship back in the 1970's after the Jim Crow South was finally desegregated. 

Old State House, Boston
(Photo taken by author in 2009)
The Left is successfully removing the statues of former slave owners, including President Andrew Jackson in New Orleans (who was the General who won the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812). Who's next? George Washington? John Adams? Ben Franklin? Thomas Jefferson (the founder of the University of Virginia)? George Mason? Abraham Lincoln? 

On State Street in Boston sits the Old State House, the seat of the colonial government of Massachusetts. Now privately owned, the original exterior remains in-tact, with a lion and a unicorn on each side of the roof facade. Guess what these character symbols are? They're that of Coat of Arms of Great Britain, with the lion symbolizing England and the unicorn Wales. Yes, we fought two wars against King George III and later forgave each other permanently during the reign of Queen Victoria, but the Boston patriots who assisted in winning American Independence never dumped their former motherland's symbol. 

Now how does the Catholic hierarchy have a piece of the blame pie? It all started during the Civil War when Pope Pius IX (a Jeffersonian libertarian by today's standards) wrote a letter to Confederate President Jefferson Davis stating that the Holy See recognized the C.S.A. as a sovereign nation, despite legal slavery as one of the major topics of this "country's" existence. Once the Democratic Party regained control of the Southern states and implemented Jim Crow laws against blacks, the Catholic bishops did not fight them but instead established negro parishes to enforce segregation. Up North where most of the Catholics lived (native born and immigrant) ethnic parishes were established to help assimilate immigrants into American society. Hence, while every parish had the Traditional Latin Mass like every other English-speaking parish, these parishes were "de-facto" segregation not envisioned in Canon Law nor had any historical precedence in Catholicism. This is part of the Americanist Heresy. 

Ethnic parishes, predominately located in big and medium-sized cities, faded-out by the post-World War II Baby Boom when Catholics (like their other fellow Americans) started to build in the suburbs, which prompted the building of new parish churches without regard to race or ethnicity. 

Vatican II's allowance of native-tongue liturgies did not and still to this day make all U.S. Catholics assimilate into American culture. Ethnic parishes that had the Tridentine Mass (like all their Catholic peers worldwide) switched to scheduling Masses in the language of the ethnic group. Since many native-born white Catholics have left the Church for various reasons, the bishops have been fighting for lenient immigration laws to refill the pews with immigrants from historically Catholic countries, which hasn't been working. This explains why in the Archdiocese of Boston Mass is offered in 19 different languages besides Latin or English! 

Canon 518 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law states: 

As a general rule a parish is to be territorial, that is it embraces all the Christian faithful within a certain territory; whenever it is judged useful, however, personal parishes are to be established based upon rite, language, the nationality of the Christian faithful within some territory or even upon some other determining factor. 

Yes, unfortunately balkanization is allowed under the present Canon Law. It also doesn't help when all Catholics don't believe in the same faith and morals and don't worship the in same manner. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

One Peter Five: H. received $1 million campaign donation from 2016 Peter's Pence

One Peter Five has an article suggesting that the Obama Administration forced Benedict XVI off the Papal Throne and that Peter's Pence, under Francis, gave $1 million to Hillary Clinton's campaign last year. (Ouch!) (Click here to read the article for yourself

Why am I not surprised? This seems to be the most logical thesis since the previous administration appeased Radical Islam with calling ISIS the "JV team" and the $150 billion Iran deal which will force the United States into a future war in the Middle East beyond our children's control. The current occupant in the Vatican doesn't defend the Catholic Faith and appeases Islam, along with most occupants of episcopal chairs in the West. 

With evidence gaining day-by-day, I have held the suspicion that Pope Benedict was forced out by the bogeyman, which might have been Obama of all people! 

Taking foreign donations for political campaigns are against Federal Law, period. Another reason why I refuse to give something to Peter's Pence! 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Something non-traditional: Could you, the young Catholic single sweetheart, propose (with my counter of course!:)?

Today, the Feast of Saint James the Greater is also the lesser feast of Saint Christopher, my "name day," a Catholic custom often lost that often is more important than your actual birthday. St. Christopher, the patron of travels and lost persons, is not in the new calendar, which is a shame.

Tomorrow marks seven years since my first post of this blog, initially asking for a date to the Tridentine Mass on Sunday. Since then, things have turned for the worse in the Church and for me personally. Supporting God and country has cost me everything. Living in an area of the United States where over sixty percent of my peers voted for treason last year certainly doesn't help. 

Most young Catholic women under the age of 25 are not conservative politically, never mind traditional. They are sympathetic to gay "marriage" and contraception, and may support abortion in limited cases of rape and incest. They would flirt with Socialism, secularism, and atheism. Two prime examples are a couple of events that took place in the Archdiocese of Boston this month: the Steubenville East at U.Mass Lowell and an event for Hispanic Youth. Both events, while only with language differences, shared the same activities: rock concerts at the Novus Ordo and "adoration" of the Blessed Sacrament in the LifeTeen format. 

It's not the fault of these young adults who love God
and their country. 
I feel bad for today's teenage and young adult Catholics. They are being taught this is compatible with Catholic Tradition by their CCD teachers. They're chauffeured to their suburban parish church by their parents who spoil them with iPhones and iPads, and often don't treat Sunday with uttermost sanctimony. Unfortunately with most of these parents born after the New Mass cook book was issued, they don't have a clue that the TLM is a matter of Catholic dogma. 

I'm not questioning these young women and their love for God. Many of them also love their country. It's not their fault that they don't know what Catholicism looks like with doctrinal and liturgical orthodoxy. 

In either case, it might be possible that if a young woman who meets the criteria (even someone who currently attends the N.O.) who wants me and wants to practice Traditional Catholicism to email me for initiation. This might be the only way for me to survive the tyrants  up in these parts (civil, ecclesiastical, and corporate) who hate God, country, and family and want to favor bergoglios over people like me. 

There's no big secret that as a man, I am naturally attracted to the female sex. This blog clearly shows I have no priestly or religious order vocation, so the only other acceptable option for Catholics is to marry OTHER CATHOLICS. The summer season more amplifies this with more tank tops, t-shirts, and bikinis. At least I have never slept with someone and never entertained to live with someone I'm not married to! 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Vatican: Bishops may not say "Missa Cantata"

Rorate Caeli has posted a letter from the Pontifical Commission on Ecclesia Dei addressed to a church choir in the Philippines stating that bishops may not say the "Missa Cantata", only a Low Mass or a Pontifical High Mass, due to the rubrics of the 1962 Missale Romanum

This decision (although not a Papal Bull with full force of the law) is a blow to the all bishops who say the "Pontifical Sung Mass" as the letter describes, due to the lack of the full amount of sacred ministers in major orders which prevent the chanting of the Epistle by a subdeacon  and the Gospel by the deacon when the Bishop is celebrant. Both SSPX and diocesan bishops have to offer the Missa Cantata on these occasions, especially after they administer Confirmation, which the ceremony is chanted and the organ is often played. It's not meus culpus that bishops have to modify their Masses due to the lack of personnel in these dark days. 

Yes, Solemn High Mass said by a priest is the original form of Mass, the others are abbreviations. Same with the Pontifical High Mass, but if the bishop is not a cardinal, metropolitan, or the local ordinary, he cannot pontificate from the throne unless he is granted permission or ordains. The Pontifical High Mass at the faldstool (on the Epistle side of the church) is considered an abbreviation and applies to visiting and auxiliary bishops. 

The rubrics have always allowed for priests to say the Missa Cantata because most parishes only have one priest. If the modern-day permanent diaconate were a true diaconate every parish would have a Solemn High Mass every Sunday. The same with Bishops, if they actually pontificated every Sunday in their cathedrals then such a question would have never been asked. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

Today, July 7, 2017, marks the tenth anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, the most important Papal Bull (issued by Benedict XVI) of the 21st century. Because of this, priests (even those ordained in the new rites) can freely say the Traditional Latin Mass without canonical penalty on paper. As someone who was raised in the paganized Vatican II church, if it weren't for this Bull I would not be a Catholic today! 

Unfortunately, most bishops and priests have no interest in saying the TLM, even on a part-time basis, and with a few exceptions the trend is going in the opposite direction. While there might now be approximately 400-500 Mass locations in the United States and Canada, if Frankenpope has his way this could decrease dramatically. 

If you live in New England, Sean Cardinal O'Malley is your Metropolitan Archbishop. Other than allowing a Sunday TLM in the basement chapel of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and once performed a confirmation in the old rite, he is generally against it. The Cathedral is ready to undergo a multi-million dollar facelift, and by next summer this is what the interior is scheduled to look like (screenshots from promo video by the Connecticut-based Baker Liturgical Art, LLC):

 There will be no restoration of the altar rail, but instead a permanent marble N.O. altar and a lower marble pulpit replacing the stately wood one. The red carpeting will be torn apart in favor of Italian marble in the sanctuary. Many pews near the front will be removed. 

A newly-designed cathedra (throne) with a full backing, extending to protect also the deacons' chairs. As see on the right, the Blessed Sacrament will once again be reserved in the  tabernacle built-in the high altar, but the shallow placement of a protective rail will not allow for Holy Mass to be said on it.

If the Cathedral (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) were to be authentically restored, it would look like this:

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

No surprises here...

Today's post could easily be the second part of my "Independence Day Message" from yesterday, considering what I am about to say:

The Boston Pops Fourth of July Spectacular, founded by Arthur Fiedler in 1976, is usually broadcast live in it's entirety on local television. I remember as a little kid watching it originally on WCVB-TV Channel 5, and in recent years it aired on WBZ-TV Channel 4. 


The event, which takes place on the DCR-owned Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade, has always been free and open to the public, thanks to generous sponsors. In the old days the gates used to open at 6 A.M. where people would run to the front row and pinch a tent until 6 P.M., where the immediate show prep began. Ever since the Boston Marathon Bombings you cannot do this anymore for understandable reasons, which has discouraged many from attending. But the fact that it was not broadcast live on local TV this year in the city America began is a disappointment. In a way I'm not surprised because sponsorship must have been low and most people from Mass. voted for treason in the previous election, which effects it's ability to air on television (no TV station is going to air it for free!). Eventually they might have to charge admission in the future. 

Secondly, I'm suffering because of my beliefs. I doubt that I would be able find a young woman from New England with the exact same religious and political beliefs and practices. I don't know any "hand-over-heart" young Catholic American girls up here in liberal land who are available. 

Lastly, please pray for the repose of the soul of Dubia Brother Joachim Cardinal Meisner, who passed away yesterday at the age of 83. The East German anticommunist fought for Sacramental Marriage with Cardinal Burke et. al. against heresy until his very last day on earth. Requesicat in Pace. Amen

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Independence Day Message

On America's Birthday, I am ashamed to announce that the state I was born in, currently reside, and where America was born was ranked second-to-last in a national survey on patriotism. Ideally, all 13 original states should have a 100% patriotic rating, but that's another story.

The fact that only 39% of Bay State citizens voted for allegiance to the USA last election is troubling, but it didn't happen overnight. It has an impact on my state of life. God and country are very important to me, and unfortunately I'm only a handful of people in Liberal Land (e.g. not Jeffersonian, but Marxist) that insists daily patriotism at the beginning of the workday in office environments. 

In the photo above, unfortunately one can infer party affiliation by the posture of each of the graduates. There was once upon a time when both major parties behaved the same way before Old Glory. In the title banner above, all the women and girls pictured are doing it the right way. This is how all Americans used to do it

Starting the day with the Pledge of Allegiance at school or work is only one simple way to keep a United States together. Article V will eventually save it. 

Indeed, being a Traditionalist Catholic is not easy anywhere on Planet Earth these days, but thank God for the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution that allow me to do so! I know being one has cost me a lot, even respect of "approved" Catholic clergy, but I believe it's necessary for salvation. 

God Bless America! 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Feast of Saints Peter & Paul, the Princes of the Apostles

Today is the Feasts of Saints Peter and Paul, the Princes of the Apostles: a Jew and Gentile, the first Pope and the first-ranked missionary bishop. In honor of this Double of the First Class Feast and (historically and still in Rome) a Holy Day of Obligation, I post a make I have delineated of the Catholic Dioceses of the United States: 

A few questions linger:

  1. If only 1/4th of the supposed 70 million U.S. Catholics attend Sunday Mass, why are there still all these dioceses and ecclesiastical provinces headed by archdioceses/archbishops?
  2. If many Catholics (of all ranks and classes) support abortion, contraception, and gay marriage, why aren't they excommunicated?
  3. Why hasn't the Church been purified liturgically and doctrinally in all it's institutions? 
The simple answer is Vatican II. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish in Newton to be spared, but don't hold your breath

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish in Newton, Mass., the main Traditional Latin Mass parish in the Archdiocese of Boston, will be spared from the Archdiocesan "Disciples in Mission" clustering program and will not be clustered when the program is completed in 2023, according to announcements in the parish bulletin and from the pulpit. The parish was originally going to be clustered with neighboring parishes after a draft plan in 2013, but the Archdiocese recently decided otherwise. 

This is good news, but don't hold your breath. Several things could happen between now and 2023. 

This clustering plan, spearheaded by Cardinal Sean, is code for the closing of more parishes. Since the Cardinal turns 75 in 2019, and if he retires in a couple of years at the canonical age for retirement of bishops, Boston will have a new archbishop, who could scrap this program altogether. If Francis is still around, Sean's successor will be worse than him, so Mary Immaculate of Lourdes might end up closed anyhow, since most younger bishops have no living memory of the TLM as the universal norm. If Francis isn't around in two years and a much better Pope is around (even a John Paul II-type would be a significant improvement), things could be much different. If a bona-fide traditionalist like Cardinals Burke or Sarah ascend to the Papal Throne, and dump the Novus Ordo, then we can all eventually attend Holy Mass in our hometown parishes!

Iraqi Catholic Refugees saving the place?

Since 2014 Iraqi Catholic refugees who've been in the the Boston area for several years have been renting Mary Immaculate by having a monthly Mass in the Chaldean Rite of the Catholic Church under the name "Our Lady of Mesopotamia." Their mission was recently placed under the jurisdiction of the Chaldean Eparchy of St. Thomas in Detroit. 

Since most U.S. Catholic bishops are for open borders, they favor foreigners over native-born U.S. citizens. This could be a factor why the Cardinal decided to issue a stay. 

Ultimately, since many Novus Ordo parishes are folding, it would be better off to grant the Iraqi Catholic Community their own parish church and facility, just like St. Jeremiah's in Framingham was sold to a Syro-Marabar Catholic group and St. Charles Borromeo Parish in the Diocese of Worcester was sold to Our Lady of Mercy Maronite Parish in recent years. At least they can have their own sanctuary customized to the Chaldean liturgy. 

SSPX purchase?

To any sane person, the rumored SSPX regularization is not going to happen anytime soon. I doubt the Archdiocese will sell property to the SSPX or any Traditionalist order, even for more than assessed value, because of the Traditional Latin Mass and the (presumed) total rejection of Vatican II and the New Mass of the occupants. If Francis decides to do it, knowing his track record, he'll likely revoke Summorum Pontificum and canonically suppress the FSSP, ICKSP, etc., which then could lead to property transfer to the SSPX. Otherwise, Mary Immaculate of Lourdes is going to remain property of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, a Corporation Sole. 

Unfortunately, because Mary Immaculate is a diocesan parish, the Archdiocese is requiring that the Novus Ordo be offered, which is stupid since you can go to a Novus Ordo elsewhere. At least the elimination of the Novus Ordo Masses would add a Low Mass on Sunday morning, but offering cookies to keep faculties is not good. 

Stay Tuned.