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. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Hampshire becomes to 11th diocese to confirm children before First Communion

Manchester, New Hampshire Bishop Peter Libasci has decided to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to children before receiving their First Communion, according to a syndicated National Catholic Register article. This is the 11th Latin rite diocese worldwide to initiate such change, with most recently the Archdiocese of Denver to do so in the United States. 

Lay proponents of this reshuffling believe this is theologically-correct, and the order of the Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist in that order. They are if you're an adult convert, since anyone over the age of reason (7) must go through this order, even if they're a teenager. An adult must consent to his baptism, a prerequisite for all the other Sacraments. 

In the Eastern Church the priest confirms immediately after infant baptism, and there is not much of a big deal with First Communion that I'm aware of. In the Western Tradition you are not Confirmed until much older and are fully responsible for your own salvation. Traditionally the minimum age is 12 (when my mother was confirmed), but most often it's more like 14 or 15 when teens are confirmed. Seven-year-olds may be confirmed at the danger of death provided they've received their First Communion. 

Since most adult converts are Baptized at the Easter Vigil, they are also confirmed thereafter (often by the parish priest with faculties from the Bishop), and receive their First Holy Communion at the First Mass of Easter. However, adults may be baptized anytime as long as they're catechized (and/or also at the danger of death), which automatically makes them eligible to receive Holy Communion provided they're in the state of grace. They'll get confirmed later on. 

Originally children didn't receive their First Communion until 9 or 10 years old. Pope St. Pius X changed this to 7 in his 1910 Papal Bull Quam Singulari, in reaction to Little Nellie receiving 5 of the 7 Sacraments before dying at age five just a few years beforehand. 

Today, unfortunately, Confirmation has become a laughing stock Sacrament, in the sense that parents, grandparents, and godparents have to force their youngsters into taking the classes. The use of red and white graduation robes (which aren't in the rubrics) has indeed turned Confirmation into a graduation ceremony from CCD. (Additionally, in the Novus Ordo, the sacrament might be doubtful because of the oil used.) There are some who complentate whether or not to raise the Confirmation age to 18 when the persons are legal adults. Either way, I don't think confirming 7 year-olds who don't have full faculties is a good idea. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Catholic school teachers have no business being unionized

The schoolteachers of the Diocese of Worcester who teach at the Central, chancery-run schools (Holy Name H.S., St. Bernard's H.S. in Fitchburg, St. Peter's Elementary School, and St. Peter-Marian) are part of a union called the Diocesan Educators Lay Teachers Association (DELTA). Yesterday, they walked the picket lines with their pupils after authorizing a strike vote while negotiating a new contract. (Pictures of the picketing appeared in today's Local section of the Telegram & Gazette; the article states the salary ranges are from $33,990 to $61,660.)

The Diocese has responded on their website, which can be accessed here. Apparently the teachers have a generous health insurance plan (85% paid by the Diocese), free tuition for teachers' kids after one year of service, and a 401k matching retirement plan. 

First of all, one of the last major decrees issued by Benedict XVI before the bogeyman forced him out was a salary cap on lay employees. Lay employees should not make more in a salary than double that of a diocesan priest's salary. (Last to my knowledge, Worcester priests made $25,000, so lay employees shouldn't make more than $50,000.) Since these schools are operated by the Diocese, the teachers are church employees. 

Secondly, raises haven't been given in a while because Catholic school enrollments are down, not because only because good Catholic families can't afford it, but because they don't teach from the Baltimore Catechism. Neither the TLM has been said in 50+ years for school liturgies. With orthodoxy in question, you're going to lose customers. 

Finally, church employees work for the Church. They have no business being unionized. Quadragesimo Anno only applies to private secular industry, not Church lay employees. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

"Millionaire Tax" to appear on Mass. 2018 ballot

The Massachusetts Legislature approved yesterday the "Millionaire Tax" constitutional amendment for the ballot in 2018. Likely to be Question 1, below are a couple of slides (the text and a chart of what actually could happen):

If you read the text carefully, the proposal is worse than thought. The second to last sentence says that the surtax bracket is to "be adjusted annually." This will destroy the Commonwealth. 

There were 15,422 real millionaire taxpayers in Massachusetts in 2014. If this tax passes, most of them at the lower end ($1.1, 1.2, etc.) will pack-up and move to more tax-friendly states, like:

  • New Hampshire (No ordinary income or sales tax, 5% on interest and dividends)
  • Rhode Island (Highest rate 5.99%)
  • Pennsylvania (3.99% flat tax)
  • Michigan (4.25& flat tax)
  • Illinois (3.75% state flat tax)
  • Indiana (3.23& flat tax)
  • Utah (5% flat tax)
  • Colorado (4.63% flat tax)
  • Tennessee (Same as New Hampshire)
  • Florida (No income tax)
  • Texas (No state income tax)
  • Nevada (No income tax)
  • Wyoming (No income tax)
  • South Dakota (No income tax)
  • Washington state (No income tax)
  • Alaska (No income tax)
  • (Source: Tax Foundation)

The list goes on and on, but the individual rate in Mass. is currently 5.1%, with the exception of some capital gains 12%. The corporate rate is 8%. If this ballot initiative passes, the rates will jack-up 4% to 9.1% for individuals, 12% for business (if applied), and 16% of those certain capital gains (if applied).

Say for example, according to the chart, all the actual millionaires and their businesses leave Massachusetts (which will be no surprise). The surtax bracket will be required to be adjusted to make sure the top 15,000 tax filers pay the extra 4%, so potentially $100,000 earners could be classified as "millionaires" for purposes of this amendment! 

This amendment must be defeated. If it does indeed pass (which unfortunately is very likely), it's permanent. This is a Constitutional Amendment to the state constitution and not a regular ballot question for a law, which will very hard to undo. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Who cares if the Article V Convention is a "runaway convention!"

On this Flag Day, I confess that I support Article V Convention of States, and could care less if it's a "runaway convention!" For those who are unfamiliar, Article V of the U.S. Constitution reads: 

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths thereof, as one or the other Mode of Ratification may proposed by the Congress; Provided no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article, and that no State, without consent of Congress, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate. 

So there are two constitutional ways amendments can be proposed: the Congressional method, which is how the first 27 amendments became part of the Constitution. The other method, which has never been done, is where 2/3rds (34) of the states pass resolutions agreeing to participate in an Amendments Convention, where each state sends a delegate. Any proposed amendments would have to be ratified by 3/4ths (38) of the states, just like the Congressional method. (As of this post 12 states have passed Article V.)

The Left obviously opposes the Constitutional Government, so they could care less about Article V. Some conservative groups, such as Concerned Women of America, the John Birch Society (which some SSPX priests are members of), and Eagle Forum (which has gone unhinged since Phyllis Schlafly passed away last year) over the fear of the "Runaway Convention." The Convention of States Project, who is behind the legislative process in the states, believes it's impossible since if all 34 resolutions include the same certain topics, the Convention must deal with the topics approved by the states and nothing else? 

The topics focused on by the Convention of States Project are Limited Federal Power, term limits, and fiscal discipline. These topics need to be discussed, no doubt. But I am disappointed that other topics on restoring our moral values will likely won't be discussed, so I could care less if Article V is a runaway convention! If 38 states must ratify proposals anyhow, the Convention wouldn't hurt. 

What about American essentials being Constitutionalized, such as the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, the Flag, English as the official language, etc.? With no language currently in the Constitution about these, a future Supreme Court could put them at-risk (and ruin America permanently). 

What about amendments overturning Roe v. Wade and defining civil marriage as heterosexual? What about banning men from using the ladies room? With the current makeup of Congress the marriage amendment would've passed 15-20 years ago but not today! Even if the GOP ends up with 67 Senators in 2018 they still won't passes these amendments because of John McCain's girlfriend Lindsey Graham, who would vote against it. 

I know Mark Levin proposed in his Liberty Amendments an amendment that would allow state legislatures to propose amendments to the Constitution. Is there the social issue amendments are to be proposed? 

Technically, any amendment proposal is allowed except two U.S. Senators from each state. They could propose abolishing everything, which won't fly. 

Also, Article V itself doesn't specify that only certain topics must be discussed. It's quite possible that pro-life groups could challenge the constitutionality of limiting certain topics, where the Supreme Court would have immediate jurisdiction. (See. Article III, Sec.2, Cl. 2)

Article V is the only peaceful way the United States of America is going to be saved. Otherwise, be prepared for another Civil War. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Bernie's people now in charge of Mass. D-party; Mass. Bishops support abortion rights

Massachusetts Democrats have moved on from their electoral loss last fall by embracing Bernie Sanders' platform for the 2018 state election. At the DCU Center in Worcester on Saturday, 3300 Democrats attended the State Convention (the most ever for an odd-numbered year), and the speakers ripped President Trump and RINO Gov. Charlie Baker and approved a Soviet-style platform at the state level going forward (my commentary in red):

  • $15/hour minimum wage ($15 just to flip a hamburger? I don't think so, since Mass. just had a min. wage increase to $11/hour this past January. If this passes, more high school kids looking for summer jobs will be out of work. This hurts working families who actually need their kids to work on summer vacations.
  • Free UMass and state colleges to all residents (See my note below)
  • A single-payer MassHealth system for all (MassHealth is currently 40% of the state budget and was originally for those in poverty, now mostly illegals are on it. This mimics Bernie's Medicare for All, which wouldn've worked. When the state that Bernie represents in the Senate, Vermont, passed Green Mountain Care for 600,000 people, it was scrapped because it would have doubled taxes. There is simply no way it would work for the 7,000,000 people in Massachusetts.
  • Carbon emissions reductions 
  • Demilitarizing the police (The reason why the state and some local police are militarized because of 9/11 et. al. If people actually behaved maybe the cops wouldn't have to ride in tanks and wear riot gear.

These nullifiers are no joke. They are ready to run primary challengers against more moderate Democrats in the Legislature who would not vote for such things and those who voted against the Bathroom Bill and the obscene pay raise. 

What would end the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the voter approval of the Millionaire Tax to the state constitution, which would levy a 4% surcharge for millionaires to be earmarked for education and transportation. The organizers backing the question think they're going to raise $2 billion in extra revenue for these two purposes, but I don't think it will work. Once passed, millionaires at the low-end will just pack-up and leave for states with lower or no income taxes. This is a gimmick posed by the teachers' union thinking that the extra money will go to the schools, which is no guarantee! (The way Beacon Hill works, and in theory, a tax can be used for any purpose.) 

Free UMass is another gimmick that will not be served by the passage of the Millionaire Tax. Since illegals (who have no business being present in the country) are already receiving in-state tuition, there is no way tuition free UMass or state college for lawful residents will work. According to Maddie Kilgannon's Get Smart column in the April 5, 2017 edition of The Boston Globe ("Tuition hikes. Oh, my!"), UMass Amherst tuition this upcoming academic year will be $15,345 in-state (a 2.5% increase) and $33,492 out of state (a 0.9% increase). Based on calculations, room and board should be $12,253. 

Free college, like free K-12, could lead to legally mandatory college. Think about it.

Finally, everyone knows the Massachusetts Catholic Bishops are a joke because they don't act like and govern as bishops. Now they are ok with abortion rights, and in particular, taxpayer funded abortions. Since there is an effort to amend the state constitution to ban taxpayer funding of abortion and signatures were being collected, the Bishops banned collecting signatures for political purposes on June 1st on church property for this reason:
Church functions are a place to experience the fullness of community and parish life. In particular, Holy Mass is a place to encounter God through the reception of the Eucharist. The celebration of Holy Mass is a place for prayer, reflection, Reconciliation and hope.
Yeah right. Holy Mass is not said validly in 99% of the parishes, so don't give us lectures on the sacraments when your excellencies don't even dispense them yourselves! Then again, most Catholic clergy are, unfortunately, Democrats, despite the platform going against God and country. 

Friday, June 2, 2017

New "Order of Celebrating Matrimony" is perverted

June is the month of the brides, or at least it used to be. 

For Catholics who bother to marry in the mainstream church these days, your new "Order of Celebrating Matrimony", mandated by the USCCB last September, is perverted. Below are some slides from a presentation made by Msgr. James P. Moroney, Rector of Saint John's Seminary in Brighton, Mass., to priests of the Diocese of Worcester in October 2016:

So according to No. 29, the parish priest will determine whether or not the couple will be married with a Nuptial Mass or just with a simple ceremony. 

No. 45 insists that the priest meet the wedding party at the church door! The procession chart suggests BOTH sets of parents walk their children up to the altar! (Not quite a Jewish wedding, where the grandparents are also involved, but inconsistent with Catholic Tradition.) 

No. 48 (second form) says that the couple should process-in together.

Notice on this slide the words "for ever" are stricken-out of the opening greeting. This approves of divorce. Do you have your divorce attorney ready? 

The Arras are coins that represent the dowry. Today commonly only used by Hispanics. Since the rings are made of metal (gold and silver alloys) they represent these in part. 

The Lazo is a common custom in Hispanic communities. Usually in the from of a Rosary, it is placed on the couple after the marriage service in the Traditional Rite. The picture above shows a Latina bride marrying a white groom, so do we all have to perform this custom? 

Finally, if you want to know what the REAL Catholic Marriage rite is, take a look for yourself:

Friday, May 26, 2017

Pro-life Boston Mayoral candidate Bob Cappucci qualifies for the ballot

Since I'm not a Boston resident, I officially don't have any skin in this game, but every Boston registered voter should pay attention to the fact that they'll have a chance to elect a pro-life Mayor this fall. 

Bob Cappucci entered the Mayor's race at the last minute after being appalled by incumbent "Mohammed" Marty Walsh's plan to make Boston a place for abortion tourism. Mr. Cappucci was an elected School Committee member in the late 1980's before the City Charter was changed to have a Mayor-appointed board, and was the only member to oppose sex ed. in the Boston Public Schools. 

Mr. Cappucci is a daily communicant, according to C.J. Doyle of the Catholic Action League. Mass Resistance (led by Brian Camenker) is also backing him, and also noted that they've received a notice from a Charlie Baker supporter that she wouldn't support Bob because he's a registered Democrat, and would flip-flop on the issues of abortion and gay marriage if elected because of his affiliation. (Gov. Baker is pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, and signed the Bathroom Bill that allows men to use the ladies room.) 

Technically, Boston Mayoral elections are "non-partisan" where political parties cannot nominate single candidates. This format has been around since 1949 because Boston has been a one-party city forever and has not seen a GOP Mayor since Malcolm Nichols during the 1920's; it would be a waste of taxpayers' dollars to have an uncontested November election! 

So there will be 3 (Democratic) candidates in the Mayor's race: Walsh, City Councilor Tito Jackson, and Cappucci. The Primary on Sept. 26 will determine the top two for November. If Mr. Cappucci makes it the General Election, the DNC might run TV ads disavowing him because he doesn't fit the party's platform, which is a valid concern. 

I know Mr. Cappucci's candidacy can be considered a throwback to the Ray Flynn era, but there are currently no pro-life and pro-marriage and family office holders in Boston, and there haven't been any for over a decade. 

Good Luck Bob! 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Why I won't be in Pittsburgh tomorrow night

Tomorrow evening, the dating website Catholic Match will be conducting the semi-annual National Catholic Singles Conference, with the East coast edition in Pittsburgh this weekend. Other than the costs, there is no reason for a single Catholic to attend. 

While the schedule advertises a Byzantine Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning (not Sunday), the event is hosting dances that have nothing to do with Catholicism, plus the other speakers are Theology of the Body experts. This alone should deter any single Catholic who is serious about finding a spouse and planning on living according to the real Magisterium of the Church. 

The advertised Closing Mass I would presume is the Novus Ordo, since many pictures of previous NCSCs show Novus Ordo Masses. Not worth the money spent. If the Byzantine Mass were moved to Sunday morning it would fulfill the obligation and there is no question of validity of the Eucharist. 

Since the Pittsburgh Diocese is an official sponsor, this is the reason why there's not even an option to attend a TLM for this conference on Sunday. 

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Fatima Statue from CFN Conference
Today is the day many Traditional Catholics have been waiting for: the one-hundredth anniversary of the First Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal.

Rorate Caeli is reporting that in the official program for Francis' visit to the Fatima Basilica, Bergoglio himself is "the bishop dressed in white" as published in the abridged Third Secret released by the Vatican in 2000. This explains a lot why Francis does not want to be referred to as "Pope." 

More and more evidence is out that the Consecration of Russia has not been done properly. After a century of warning the Popes, bishops, and priests and laymen have ignored Our Lady's request that "Russia" be consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart, and therefore, we have the following problems:

  • Unjust, endless wars
  • Weather not in tune with the seasons
  • Abortion, contraception, and same-sex marriage
  • Most Catholic churches, schools, seminaries, hospitals, social services have closed; the ones which remain are gravely compromised. 
  • True Catholic clergy who say the Tridentine Mass and administer the unaltered sacraments are endangered species. 
  • Christians (regardless of denomination) and Jews are persecuted in various forms, violent and un-violent. 
  • Poor economics
Once Our Lady's request is fulfilled, Her Immaculate Heart will Triumph! 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Yes, the TLM is the Mass of the Church

Until a future Pope requires Mass be said this way,
problems will persist. 
Today is the feast of Pope St. Pius V, the pontiff who codified the Traditional Latin Mass as a dogma of the Catholic Faith. 

Yes, the TLM is a matter of dogma. It must be believed by all Catholics. Quo Primum Tempore (July 14, 1570) issued by the same Holy Roman Pontiff states the wrath of Saints Peter and Paul will incur if clerics of any rank refuse to say the Mass and administer the Sacraments according to the ancient liturgical books, which actually date from Apostolic Times (hence the name "Tridentine" an improper and misleading adjective, since the Roman Rite was not invented during the Council of Trent). This includes the Pope, cardinals, and bishops who prevent their priests from doing so without just cause. 

Unfortunately, the crisis in the Church is worse than thought, and very likely we are living the Full Third Secret of Fatima. Nobody thought we'd have two living popes, one who said the True Mass (privately) and the other who's a puppet of George Soros. 

Most Catholic news outlets are discussing Phil Lawler's most recent Catholic Culture article regarding the 90% decline in active priests of the Archdiocese of Boston since 1967 and the official Catholic population in the Archdiocese a net increase of 100,000 to 1.9 million. (If you include the smaller suffragan dioceses Massachusetts has about 2.5 million Catholics on the rolls [36% of the total population].) With the exception of recent ordinands within the last decade, most of the 300 active archdiocesan priests are over 70 and there are simply not enough replacements. All three seminaries are full but none of the seminarians will be ordained to say the TLM; many of them are part of the pizza-loving Neo-Catechumemnal Way. Hence, any young man with a priestly vocation who wants to say the TLM is not going to become a diocesan priest, it's that simple. 

The SSPX only has a part-time rented office catacomb in the Archdiocese while the FSSP is no longer accepting applications to their U.S. seminary because (according to their bylaws) there are no more places to send them, Boston included. The only full-time TLM is at a parish that has been under the chopping block for four years now. If you travel to the Worcester Diocese (Central Mass.) there is nothing within the city limits or bordering suburbs. There is the Saint Benedict Center but as a monastery lay visitors who attend Mass there are not parishioners. There's no trace of Catholicism in Western Mass. and only not much down the Cape. 

Even in the Southern states there are more doctrinally faithful Catholics (less in overall population) and more priestly vocations, pretty much all dioceses are Novus Ordo (even if said revenently ad orientem), and will not get ordained in the Traditional rite. This should automatically turn-off plenty of more vocations to the diocesan priesthood. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ivanka is ruining her dad's Presidency

The Trump Administration has announced that they will continue to defend the Obama HHS mandate in court. (Life Site News) Dreamers will not be deported and the Wall will not be started. Locally yesterday a graduating East Boston High School senior, who is a Dreamer and is not eligible for Federal Student Aid, was given a surprise full scholarship to Regis College, a "Catholic" college in the Metrowest area. 

Ivanka Trump is ruining her dad's Presidency and has no business advising him at the White House. She and her hubby are uber-liberal New York City Democrats. She is a beautiful young lady, but should go back to Trump Tower and stay there. 

Then you have a Federal Judge in San Francisco ruling that withholding DOJ grants to sanctuary cities is unconstitutional. Take a look at this bipartisan poster of the neo-conferderates from Taxachusetts:

President Trump's 100-day grade: B-

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Rorate Caeli: Only Institute of Christ the King left in Limerick, Ireland Diocese

First reported by Rorate Caeli; apparently the Limerick Diocese (west coast of Ireland) has no more diocesan priests left and effective this Tuesday there will be no more (N.O.) Masses said at diocesan parishes, where the national online newspaper The Irish Times originally reported that the Catholic Church went out of business in this diocese! 😡

THIS IS VERY FAKE NEWS because the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest is present in the Diocese and the Tridentine Mass will be the only available Mass in the diocese! 😊 (Click here for their Irish apostolate website

Ireland has roughly a population of 4 million and 22 dioceses, many of which are medieval and have no need for existence. On the other hand, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a general population of almost 7 million, a supposed Catholic population of 2.75 million and only has 4 dioceses. 

This weekend the $10 million replacement Our Lady of Good Voyage Seaport Chapel in Boston will be consecrated. (While architect Cram & Ferguson did a classy job as always, because the Novus Ordo will be said there I have to disavow it.) Instead of blowing $10 million on a small dinky chapel to replace a dinkier one, why not spend the $10 million to help real Catholics go to college? 

A new chapel was unnecessary since nobody actually will attend Sunday Mass at this chapel. Most people who work in Downtown Boston are priced-out of the city to begin with. 

As far as Ireland is concerned, this is what you do for disrespecting St. Patrick by partying on his feast day instead of abstaining from meat (since March 17th always falls during Lent). If the Diocese of Limerick really needs Novus Ordo presbyters, then why don't the IRA-sympathic ones from Boston move to Limerick? How about the ones disrespectful of the U.S. Constitution too?

Nice going liberals.