Sunday, October 15, 2017

Schonborn: Commit Adultery as long as your Ignorant, Pathologically Disordered & Externally Pressured is Teaching of Catechism

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn said:

"The struggle over 'Amoris Laetitia' would be much more peaceful if the critics studied the Catechism." (Religion Digital, October 15, 2017)

Schonborn thinks that AL's admitting of sexually active public adulterers to Holy Communion is in the teachings of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Let's see what the Catechism says of adultery:

2380: "Christ condemns even adultery of mere desire. The sixth commandment and the New Testament forbid adultery absolutely."

What part of "forbid adultery absolutely" does Schonborn not understand?

The Cardinal must be thinking of part IV:

1859: " Mortal sin requires full knowledge and complete consent."

1860: "Unintentional ignorance can diminish or even remove the imputability of a grave offense. But no one is deemed to be ignorant of the principles of the moral law, which are written in the conscience of every man. The promotings of feelings and passions can diminish the voluntary and free character of the offense, as can external pressure or pathological disorders."

It appears Schonborn is saying that the Catechism is saying commit adultery and go to Holy Communion:

As long as your ignorant, pathologically disordered, externally pressured or have promotings of feelings and passions to commit adulterous sexual acts be a adulterer (and don't forget to be at peace as well as not to criticize Amoris Laetitia).

Here is a parody of Justin Bieber's "As Long as You Love Me" which I call:

Schonborn's Song:

As long as your ignorant (commit adultery with me)
As long as your pathological (commit adultery with me)
As long as you feel adulterous

We're under pressure
Seven billion people in the world trying to fit in
Keep it adulterous,
Smile on your face even though your heart is frowning
But hey now girl, you know adultery
We both know it could lead to hell
But we will take our chances.


Friday, October 13, 2017

Francis Joke: Death Penalty is Intrinsically Evil Act even though I Eliminated Intrinsically Evil Acts

This is funny. I'm laughing.

The National Catholic Register's J.D. Flynn, with a straight face, yesterday wrote that the Pope is developing doctrine on the death penalty:

Francis in saying "the death penalty 'is in itself contrary to the Gospel'... evoked the theological concept of 'intrinsically evil acts.'"

Flynn isn't up in the newest development in doctrine.

This week, the Pope's confidant Antonio Spadaro confirmed, what philosopher Josef Seifert said of Amoris Laetitia (303), that Francis has eliminated intrinsically evil acts.

The National Catholic Reporter, on October 6, quotes Spadaro:

"We must conclude that the Pope realizes that one can no longer speak of an abstract category of persons and... praxis of integration in a rule that is absolutely to be followed in every instance."

The Register is behind the times.

Francis eliminated intrinsically evil acts so the death penalty can't be an intrincically evil act.

That is if 2+2 equals 4.




Friday, September 29, 2017

Pope Francis, Intrinsically Evil Acts, Schonborn/Haring and the Collapse of Catholic & Western Civilization

The unscholarly Pope Francis has promoted the heresy of the denial of intrinsically evil acts, it appears, because he was confused and mislead into thinking Amoris Leatitia is "Thomist" by his inner circle especially Cardinal Christoph Schonborn.

Schonborn didn't explain to Francis that Fr. Bernard Haring's theology of the denial of intrinsically evil acts which was implicitly used in writing Amoris Laetitia (AL) destroys all Catholic moral doctrine. 

Dubia Cardinal Brandmuller gives one example of the heresy of denial of intrinsically evil acts manifesting itself in AL:

"Whoever thinks that persistent adultery and reception of Holy Communion are compatible is a heretic."
(lifesitenews.com, "Dubia Cardinal: Anyone who opens Communion to adulterers 'some a heretic and promotes schism,'" December 23, 2016)

An example of what appears to have happened to Francis in his spreading of heresy can be found in history.

The unscholarly Pope Honorius was "confused and mislead" into becoming a material heretic who promoted the Monothelitist heresy. He was condemned by a general council and Pope St. Agatho and Pope St. Leo II.

The Catholic Encyclopedia said of Honorius that he "was not a profound theologian, and allowed himself to be confused and mislead."
(Edward Feser.blogspot, "Denial flows into the Tiber," December 18, 2016)

Theologian Tracey Rowland wrote that Francis before the papacy said "I can't imagine anything more boring than Fundamental Theology." She quotes Ross Douthat saying:

"Francis is clearly a less systematic thinker than... his predecessors" to the papacy. (Catholic Theology, page 192)

It was reported that the not very systematic thinker Francis during his visit to Colombia said:

"Amoris Laetitia is Thomist, the morality of the great Thomas. You can speak of it with a great theologian, one of the best today and one of the most mature, Cardinal Schönborn. ."
(National Catholic Register, "Pope to Jesuits: Help Critics of Amoris Leatitia to See Its Morality Is Thomist," September 28, 2017)

In a interview with the Jesuit magazine America Schonborn said "one who is in an objective situation of sin can receive the help of the sacraments."

Schonborn in the interview appears to deny that the truths of the Decalogue of Revelation are eternal or objective:

"The complexity of family situations, which goes far beyond what was customary in our Western societies even a few decades ago, has made it necessary to look in a more nuanced way at the complexity of these situations. To a greater degree than in the past, the objective situation of a person does not tell us everything about that person in relation to God and in relation to the church. This evolution compels us urgently to rethink what we meant when we spoke of objective situations of sin. And this implicitly entails a homogeneous evolution in the understanding and expression of the doctrine."
(America, "Cardinal Christoph Schonborn on the demands and joys of love," August 15-22, 2016)

This is not Thomist, but appears to be soft historicism which comes from Hegel.

Hegelian historicism doesn't believe with Thomism that truth is objective and eternal.

Schonborn, in his quote above, appears to believe that historical evolution changes the meaning of truth which is anti-Thomist.

The unscholarly Francis bases his statement that "Amoris Leatitia is Thomist" on Schonborn's authority as "a great theologian."

Unfortunately for Francis, Schonborn is misrepresenting the truth about Aquinas's teachings and Amoris Leatitia is not Thomist.

Thomist scholar Fr. Basil Cole OP said that Schonborn's theology and Amoris Leatitia contradicts Thomism:

"Another tangle one can encounter is when quoting Aquinas piecemeal or without full advertence to his theological project. St. Thomas was nothing if not a complete and consistent thinker. To pick and choose his statements without considering their context and relation to his other relevant insights would be about as disastrous as proof-texting Sacred Scripture."

"One might suppose that a situationist ethic is supported by Aquinas when he states, “In matters of action, truth or practical rectitude is not the same for all, as to matters of detail, but only as to the general principles; and where there is the same rectitude in matters of detail, it is not equally known to all. […] The principle will be found to fail, according as we descend further into detail” (ST I-II, q. 94, a. 4; quoted in Amoris Laetitia n. 304). Isolated from Aquinas’s other statements, it could seem as if the doctor of the Church is saying that no moral rule is absolute, but that discernment is needed in each and every situation to know whether or not a general moral principle applies in a particular situation. However, this is not authentic Thomism."

"Situation ethics contradicts Aquinas's firm affirmation that there are some moral norms that always hold for everyone: these are the precepts of the Decalogue (T I-94, q.100, a.8)... Aquinas's teaching is clear: a person should not receive Holy Communion or absolution from sin who does not intend to change his life and forsake public sin... (ST I-94, q.43, a.1)."
(National Catholic Register, "Is 'Amoris Laetitia' Really Thomistic?," December 16, 2016)

The Filial Correction give similar evidence to show how and why Pope Francis's situation ethics is spreading heresy. 

So far, all the Filial Correction attackers, the Pope's inner circle and supporters who are defending Amoris Laetitia, it appears, are not Thomist, but soft Hegelian historicists who claim there is no objective/eternal morality or discipline.

Francis supporter theologian Giuseppe Lorizio of the Pontifical Lateran University mocked the Correction statement of "eternal discipline" in the area of the Eucharist.

He appears to have forgotten that St. Paul said you can't receive the Eucharist in a state of moral sin such as having sexual relations in an adulterous relationship.

Lorizio claims the discipline came only after the Council of Trent.
(Catholic Conclave, "Anti-Papal manipulation by enemies of the Pope and the Gospel," September 27, 2017)

Gay activist Michael Sean Winters in his attack on the Correction let the Hegelian historicism cat out of the bag.

He went so far as to attack Fr. James Martin defender Archbishop Charles Chaput for daring to criticize soft Hegelian Fr. Bernard Haring. (National Catholic Reporter, "'Correction' of Francis reveals critics don't come in good faith," September 27, 2017)

Winters pointed to the source of their problem with the Correction:

Winters, Lorizio, Schonborn and, it appears, Pope Francis don't believe in objective morality and promote allowing intrincically evil acts which Haring brought into the Church following the Second Vatican Council.

Schonborn following in the footsteps of Haring (who Francis praised), it appears, unwittingly said in the America interview that Amoris Laetitia promotes intrincically evil acts:

"In his great experience of accompanying people spiritually, when the Holy Father speaks of “objective situations of sin,” he does not stop short at the kinds of cases that are specified in No. 84 of 'The Family in the Modern World.' He refers in a broader way to “certain situations which do not objectively embody our understanding of marriage. Every effort should be made to encourage the development of an enlightened conscience” while “recognizing the influence of concrete factors” (No. 303).

The conscience plays a fundamental role.
Indeed:
Conscience can do more than recognize that a given situation does not correspond objectively to the overall demands of the Gospel. It can also recognize with sincerity and honesty what for now is the most generous response which can be given to God, and come to see with a certain moral security that it is what God himself is asking amid the concrete complexity of one’s limits, while not yet fully the objective ideal (No. 303)."
(America, "Cardinal Christoph Schonborn on the demands and joys of love," August 15-22, 2016)

What is Schonborn saying?

World-renown philosopher, founding Rector of the International Academy of Philosopher and friend of Pope John Paul II, Josef Seifert in a new paper on Amoris Laetitia explains what Schonborn is saying:

"AL says that we can know with 'a certain moral security' that God himself asks us to commit intrinsically wrong acts such as adultery..."

"If only one case of an intrinsically immoral act can be permitted and even willed by God, must this not apply to all acts considered 'intrinsically wrong'?" ("Does pure logic threaten to destroy the entire moral doctrine of the Catholic Church?," August 5, 2017)

In simple words the friend of John Paul II and renown philosopher says:

Pope Francis's Amoris Leatitia says God wills evil.

The philosopher's paper says:

"Let us read the decisive text (AL 303), which is being applied by Pope Francis to the case of adulterous or 'irregular couples'... :

'Yet conscience can do more... the most generous response which can be given to God (Relations Finalise 2015, 85) and come to see with a certain moral security that God himself is asking amid the concrete complexity of one's limits, while yet not fully the objective ideal (AL 303).'"

Again, in simple words, Amoris Laetitia says God wills intrinsically evil acts which brings us to Haring's influence on the current Pope.

Fr. Edmundus Waldstein, O. Cist., at sancrucensis.wordpress.com, gives an overview of why Francis praised dissenter Haring and why Amoris Laetitia promotes allowing intrinsically evil acts:

"In a discussion with the General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, the Holy Father praised Fr. Bernard Haring for having helped overcome a decadent scholastic moral theology that had been fixated on negative commandments, and opened up a way for moral theology to flourish. Now, Haring’s moral theology is a great example of what it might mean to begin processes as opposed to occupying spaces." (Dubia and Initiating Processes, December 7, 2016, sancrucensis.wordpress.com)

Even Amoris Laetitia supporter Jeff Mirus in a March 7, 2017 article for Catholic Culture.com said anyone who would praise Haring "as one of the first to give Catholic moral theology new life in the twentieth century must be ignorant, confused, or subversive."

In the beginning of the post, titled "Pope Francis and Bernard Haring: The literally infernal cheek of dissent," Mirus said:

"Pope Francis praised...Fr. Bernard Haring, for being one of the first to try to revive an ailing moral theology following the Second Vatican Council."

The article presented some of the moral theologian's dissenting heretical teachings:

"In his 1973 book Medical Ethics Haring defended sterilization, contraception and artificial insemination...According to Haring, under difficult circumstances, we may engage in a process of discernment which leads to the commission of intrinsically evil acts."

The Kasper proposal agenda which became Amoris Laetitia is in significant segments about allowing intrinsically evil acts such as adultery and implicitly homosexuality. Fr. Z said at his website on April 16, 2016:

"'Homosexuality' was the bigger issue with the Kasperites... This is still the Kasperite strategy."

The Kasper agenda and Amoris Laetitia's unavoidable logic is:

It follows that if unrepentant adulterers can receive Holy Communion, then unrepentant homosexuals can receive the Eucharist, too.

The bigger agenda of Cardinal Kasper, Schonborn and Haring (besides allowing intrinsically evil acts), which Francis probably doesn't understand, is a Hegelian philosophic idealistic subjective metaphysics of historical becoming which denies the eternal and/or objective truths of the Classical Greek/Thomistic metaphysics of being.

Waldstein, O. Cist., explains:

"This is a soft version of certain strands of modern historicism, indebted to Hegel. Having abandoned nature, and an objective teleological order, Hegel and some of his followers give to history a role analogous to that played by nature in classical philosophy.... Haring is proposing something similar for the life of the Church."

"I call this sort of historicism “soft” since its proponents would not all be willing to affirm the dark core of Hegel’s account of the good. But by adopting historicist terms they tend to draw conclusions that imply the basically subjectivist, modern account of the good, and the account of freedom that follows from it. Thomas Stark has shown how these problems play out in the theology of Cardinal Kasper." [https://sancrucensis.wordpress.com/2016/12/07/dubia-and-initiating-processes/#more-5361

The Classical Greek/Thomistic philosophy of being or objective truth and Revelation is the basis of all Catholic infallible doctrinal and moral teachings as well as the basis of Western Civilization and offshoots of it such as charity, objective universal human rights and science.

Thomas Woods in the book "How the Catholic Church Build Western Civilization" explains in detail why and how the Church and Classical Greek/Thomistic philosophy alone guarantee sound objective moral teachings and a civilization that brings about charity, human rights and science.

If intrinsically evil acts are allowed through a denial of objective truth and objective Revelation to become the norm in our culture, then not only does Catholic doctrinal and moral teachings collapse, but Western Civilization, also, collapses.

Prayer for Conversion of Pope Francis

Jesus said to St. Faustina:

"When you say this prayer with a contrite heart and with faith... I will give the grace of conversion."

 This is the prayer:

"O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You." (Divine Mercy Diary 186, 187)

Say this prayer every day for the general intention of the conversion of Pope Francis and that the courage of St. Paul be given to the dubia Cardinals.

The specific intention of the prayer is for Francis to answer the dubia questions of the four Cardinals. If he doesn't answer soon then may a torrent of grace give the dubia Cardinals the courage to issue the correction.

In no way do I mean this request for prayer to dishonor Pope Francis. I do not want to commit the sin of railing.

I honor the Office of Peter that he holds.

St. Paul honored St. Peter, but when he clearly witnessed Peter manifesting error and confusion on the infallible teachings of the Church by his actions & words, he "rebuked" or corrected him for the good of the first Pope and the Church.

As in the time of Paul, it is now very clear that Francis is manifesting error and confusion on the infallible teachings of the Church by his actions & words.

In this website, I have tried to present the evidence in a straight forward manner without polemics although sometimes I implicitly used humor.

I may have used and I have quoted others who used a tone that could be considered harsh, but not, I believe, different from the tone Paul used on Peter.

Please read the posts in this website for clear evidence of Pope Francis's errors.

Please remember what a great priest in our present troubled time said:

We get the leaders we deserve. What have we done to preserve the Catholic faith? Have we prayed and practiced our Catholic life? Or do we just talk about it? In that case we get what we deserve.

Please pray and practice your Catholic faith for your sake, for your family and friends sake and for the Church.

Pray especially for Francis and Cardinal Burke & the dubia Cardinals.

The most reliable Vatican expert in the world Edward Pentin reported on why it is of the upmost importance to pray for the Pope:

"Whatever the exact truth behind the lurid and disturbing story, it has further exposed such gravely sinful behavior taking place in the Vatican that one senior member of the curia says has 'never been worse.'”
"According to reports in the mainstream media, Vatican police broke up a drug-fueled homosexual debauched party in an apartment of the Holy Office, but how true is it?"

"The news first broke in a June 28 article in Il Fatto Quotidiano..."

"The article’s author, Francesco Antonio Grana, says Pope Francis, whose Santa Marta residence is just 500 yards from the Holy Office, was aware of the raid and knew of the monsignor’s capture..."
"In the meantime, a reliable senior member of the curia has told the Register that he has heard from “multiple sources” that the story is true, including from another senior curial figure."

"He said the extent of homosexual practice in the Vatican has 'never been worse...'”

"The precise details of the reported events in the CDF therefore remain open to question, but the substance of the story appears to be true. If so, many would find such behavior taking place in the Holy Office not only unconscionable but also highly sacrilegious..."

"In light of the latest scandal and the current situation, one former official urged readers to recall the warnings of the Lord on homosexual acts, especially between priests, as explained by St. Catherine of Siena in her Dialogues written as if dictated by God Himself."

"The medieval mystic, co-patron of Rome and Doctor of the Church, relayed the words at a time when a number of clergy had fallen into grave sin."

"Such priests, the Lord told St. Catherine, not only fail from resisting their fallen nature, 'but do even worse as they commit the cursed sin against nature [homosexual acts].'”

“'Like the blind and stupid having dimmed the light of the understanding, they do not recognize the disease and misery in which they find themselves,' the Lord continued, adding that it not only causes God 'nausea, but displeases even the demons themselves, whom these miserable creatures have chosen as their lords.'”

"He added that 'this sin against nature is so abominable that, for it alone, five cities were submersed, by virtue of the judgement of My Divine Justice, which could no longer bear them.' The Lord told St. Catherine that even the demons are 'repulsed upon seeing such an enormous sin being committed.'”

"As a remedy, St. Catherine recounted the Lord saying:
'Never cease offering me the incense of fragrant prayers for the salvation of souls, for I want to be merciful to the world. With your prayers and sweat and tears, I will wash the face of my bride, Holy Church. I showed her to you earlier as a maiden whose face was all dirtied as if she were a leper. The clergy and the whole of Christianity are to blame for this because of their sins, though they receive their nourishment at the breast of this bride.'”  
(Click for complete July 8th, 2017 National Catholic Register article by Edward Pentin: http://m.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/the-drug-fueled-homosexual-scandal-allegations-at-the-holy-office#.WWELJXNlAwi)

Jesus have mercy on the Church.

Mary and Joseph pray for the Church.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pope Francis is Spreading Heresy so What is the next Step?

The Filial Correction of Pope Francis for "propagating heresies" by the 62 Catholic scholars has forever branded Francis with spreading heresy.

(The conservative and liberal supporters of Francis are making it more obvious than ever that the Pope appears to be a material heretic. They have no facts or arguments against the correction's beyond a doubt logic of heresy so they are left to name calling or attempting to diminish the scholars.)

The last time a pope was given a Filial Correction for heresy by Catholic scholars was in 1313.

The medieval papal officer holder was Pope John XXII. John XXII recanted his heresies on his deathbed.

ABC, CBS, The New York Times, The Washington Post and all the world media have headlines in the internet which proclaim that the 62 Catholic scholars say Francis is spreading heresy.

Google the word heresy.

The same headlines brand the name Francis with heresy after a definition of the word heresy at that Google web page.

An example of branding in advertising is Miller Lite: Great Taste, Less Filling.

The current papal office holder's brand is Pope Francis: Speading Heresy.

This branding of the Pope as a apparent heretic could be the first step in removing Francis from the papal office.

The scholars stated that they are only saying the Pope is spreading heresy.

The Correction points to Francis apparently being a material heretic, not yet a formal heretic.

If Francis or any pope "formally professed heresy," (that is he willfully denies or rejects the revealed teachings of the Catholic Church after he is clearly shown that he is teaching heresy), he would "automatically" cease to be Pope" said Cardinal Raymond Burke.
(Catholic World Report on December 19, 2016)

The 62 scholars listed seven "false and heretical propositions" that Francis has spread by his "words, deeds and omissions."

We will concentrate on only one of Francis's apparent heresies.

On December 23, 2016 Cardinal Walter Brandmuller, one of the four Cardinals of the dubia, said:

"Whoever thinks that persistent adultery and reception of Holy Communion are compatible is a heretic and promotes schism."[https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/dubia-cardinal-anyone-who-opens-communion-to-adulterers-is-a-heretic-and-pr]

What Brandmuller declared is a heretical position is Pope Francis's heretical position unless he corrects the Argentina Bishop Msgr. Macin who he appointed in 2013.

Rotate Caeli reported:

Argentina Bishop Macin "publicly announced that according to norms send in a letter 6 months ago by Pope Francis... the... divorced and remarried... (by order of the Pope) To Include Them In Full And Sacramental Communion... in the ceremony. At no point was mention made that those people had taken a vow of chastity... "

"In the same way, communion was given to all those mentioned (some 30 couples)." (Rotate Caeli.com, June 13, 2017, "Breaking: Argentinian Bishop Organizes Special Mass to Give Communion to Adulterous Couples, Cites Pope Francis")

It appears true that the 30 divorced and " remarried" couples have not made a vow of chastity and that the Pope didn't stop the adulterous Communions.

Because Francis didn't formally correct the heretical position of the Argentina Bishops and Bishop Macin, but instead in a letter before hand said their interpretation of Amoris Leatitia is the only interpretation, as well as other bishops conferences mentioned by the 62 Catholic scholars as teaching the same heresy, Francis could be on his way to "automatically" ceasing to be Pope.

Burke said only members of the College of Cardinals are competent to declare Pope Francis to be in heresy.

If Pope Francis ceased to be Pope because he formally professed heresy and was declared a heretic by the Cardinals then the same discipline or rules that happened when Pope Benedict XVI resigned from the papacy would be followed according to Cardinal Burke.

Burke said there can't be a pastoral situation for the divorced and remarried to receive communion. That pastoral situation "doesn't honor the truth taught by Christ Himself in the Gospel."

Dr. John R. T. Lamont, philosopher and theologian, explains how Francis could cease to be Pope:  

"Some... argue that the dubia and other criticisms of Amoris Laetitia that have been made already suffice as warnings to Pope Francis, and hence that he can now be judged to be guilty of the canonical crime of heresy..."

But for juridical purposes – especially for the very serious purpose of judging a Pope to be a heretic – they do not suffice. The evidence needed for a juridical judgment of such gravity has to take a form that is entirely clear and beyond dispute. A formal warning from a number of members of the College of Cardinals that is then disregarded by the Pope would constitute such evidence."

"The possibility of a Pope being canonically guilty of heresy has long been admitted in the Church. It is acknowledged in the Decretals of Gratian There is no dispute among Catholic theologians on this point – even among theologians like Bellarmine who do not think that a Pope is in fact capable of being a heretic..."

"It is to be hoped that the correction of Pope Francis does not have to proceed this far, and that he will either reject the heresies he has announced or resign his office..."

"Removing him from office against his will would require the election of a new Pope, and would probably leave the Church with Francis as an anti-Pope contesting the authority of the new Pope. If Francis refuses to renounce either his heresy or his office, however, this situation will just have to be faced."


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bridge to Hell of Bp. McElroy: "Chasity" not "Central Virtue" in Defending Martin who says Chasity not required of Gays

-Bp. McElroy & Bp. Chaput helping the Heretical Fr. Martin in Building a Bridge to Hell-

Bishop Robert McElroy's San Deigo diocese went bankrupt after it paid $660 million to sex abuse victims.
(The San Diego Union-Tribune, September 10, 2017)

This happened because it's sex abusing priests, a vast majority of whom were homosexuals, didn't have the virtue of chasity.

Unbelievably, McElroy, in defending homosexual activist Fr. James Martin (who refuses to say if he is a homosexual or not), claims:

"But chasity is not the central virtue... Our central call is to love the Lord our God... Many times, our discussion in the church suggest that chasity has a singular powerful role in determining our moral character or our relationship with God. It does not."

"This distortion of our faith cripples many of our discussions of sexuality in general and homosexuality in particular."
(America, "Bishop McElroy: Attacks on Father James Martin expose a cancer with the U.S. Catholic Church," September 18, 2017)

Does McElroy believe:

That so long as homosexual priests "love the Lord our God" then sex abusing gay priest's chasity "is not the central virtue."

After all, the "singularly powerful role" of chasity in morality is a "distortion of our faith" which only "cripples many of our discussions of... homosexuality."

The sex abuse victims of the homosexual priests, I am sure, 100 percent disagree with McElroy's claim that chasity "is not the central virtue."

Martin, who McElroy defends, says chasity is not required of homosexuals because it is not a "received" teaching. (YouTube, "James Martin on Same-Sex Marriage, Humanae Virtae and Ex-Gays," September 20. 2017)

It is obvious that Martin is not a Catholic. That is he no longer holds to the moral teachings of the Church.

Is McElroy a Catholic? If he is, why is he defending Martin?

You can't be a Catholic unless you believe all the teachings of the Church.

As Cardinal Sarah said you can not love the Lord our God unless you keep all His commandments and "all the unchanging teachings of Christ."
(Wall Street Journal, "How Catholics Can Welcome LGBT Believers," August 31, 2017)

Cardinal Sarah's call for chasity for LGBT persons contrasts with:

-Bishop McElroy's claim that the "singularly powerful role" of chasity for homosexuals "is not the central virtue" and a "distortion of our faith"

-The heresy that chasity is not required of homosexuals proclaimed by Martin who McElroy and Bishop Charles Chaput defend.

Chaput said:

"Fr. Martin is a man of intellect and skill whose work I often admire." (First Things, "Civility and Church Life," September 21, 2017)

Martin is promoting mortal sin.

What he is promoting is that persons go to hell by continuing in unrepented mortal sin until death.

Martin is not promoting persons ask God for mercy for their mortal sins and to stop sinning so they can love God.

In defending Martin, Chaput and McElroy are abetting the heresy that chasity is not required of homosexuals.

Chaput and McElroy are helping Martin build a bridge to hell.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fr. Martin needs to read this Article on Exorcism of Transsexualism

"Archives of Sexual Behavior" below presents the cure and exorcism of a transsexual. Fr. Martin, who refuses to say if he is a homosexual or not, needs to read this article.
Archives of Sexual Behavior, VoL 6, No. 5, 1977

Gender Identity Change in a Transsexual:

An Exorcism

David H. Barlow, Ph.D., 1,3 Gene G. Abel, M.D., 2 and Edward B. Blanchard 2

Gender identity change in a conservatively diagnosed 21.year-old transsexual after faith healing was fortuitously observed, was objectively and independently measured, and is reported. This case, and other recent developments, suggests a reexamination of the possibilities of psychosocial intervention to modify atypical gender identity.
INTRODUCTION

The most effective treatment for the relief of suffering in transsexuals would seem to be sex-reassignment surgery (Green and Money, 1969). This radical and irreversible treatment for what is basically a psychological problem is indicated since the suffering of transsexuals is considerable and all efforts at treatment through psychotherapy have been ineffective (Pauly, t965; Benjamin, 1971; Green, 1974). Postsurgical reports from transsexuals have suggested a relief of suffering and moderate to good adjustments in approximately 75% of patients during the first few years of follow-up (e.g., Randell, 1969; Van Patten and Fawzy, 1976), but surgery is costly and not always available.

Although the prevention of transsexualism is the ideal, work in this area has been fraught with ethical problems, and data on the possibility of prevention, or even what to prevent, are not available (Qualls et al, in press; Rekers and


This research was supported in part by National Institute of Mental Health Grant MH-20258.

1 Brown University and Butler Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02906.

2 University of Tennessee Medical School, Memphis, Tennessee 38104.

3 Address correspondence to David H. Barlow, 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island 02906.





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Lovaas, 1974; Green, in press). In lieu of effective preventive measures or psychological treatments, an emphasis has been placed on increasing opportunities for surgery. However, two recent developments raise some questions about this approach. First, reports are beginning to appear describing patients so dissatisfied with sex-reassignment surgery that they discard their new gender identity and return to living in their biological gender role despite the physical irreversibility of the surgery (e.g., Money and Wolff, 1973; Van Patten and Fawzy, t976). Second, a recent report suggests that behavioral procedures were effective in changing gender identity in one patient (Barlow et aL, 1973). Although these procedures were relatively complex and the treatment was lengthy, the implication is that mistaken gender identity, which has been considered fixed and irreversible by the age of 3 (Green and Money, 1969), may be altered by psychological procedures. The following case strengthens this preliminary conclusion in a most dramatic fashion.





CASE REPORT



Information described below was obtained from the patient and verified, in most instances, in a separate interview with the patient's mother. Essentially the same information was obtained from the forwarded records of two psychiatrists who had independently interviewed the patient, 1 and 3 years, respectively, prior to our evaluation.





Childhood



The patient, hereafter referred to by the pseudonym "John," was born in 1952 and always thought of himself as a girl. At the time of his birth his father was 45 and his mother 32. The marriage was unhappy and the father was seldom home, and, as a consequence, a permanent separation occurred when John was 8 years old. John had one brother, 5 years older, and a sister 2 years older. He reports being the baby of the family and more frail and delicate than his older sister, who was something of a tomboy. He thought that his mother compensated for his sister's tomboyishness by preventing him from engaging in any rough and-tumble games or other boyish activities. During his early years he stayed in the house and helped his mother clean or do chores in the kitchen, activities that pleased his mother. At age 4 he began applying makeup, much as his mother did, and shortly thereafter began cross-dressing in his sister's clothes. He was very pleased when his sister started school, since she bought a number of new clothes. For several years he made excuses to stay home alone in order to dress in his sister's clothes, an activity in which the family housekeeper acquiesced while warning him not to let his father catch him. At age 6 he broke his leg. He re-



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member that the most frustrating part of this injury was his inability to dress the way he wanted since wearing a cast made it difficult to change into the feminine clothes.



During grammar school John refused to participate in gym or other related activities. His mother, meanwhile, had obtained a job and he assumed the role of housekeeper. He remembers being the object of scorn and criticism in elementary school for effeminate behaviors, but in the early years of school his brother was somewhat protective of him. Although his family identified themselves as Southern Baptists, they seldom attended church. During his childhood he continued to sleep in the same bed with his mother. He envied his sister and mother as females and loathed his maleness. Thus his childhood was marked by a history of spontaneous cross-dressing before age 5, early crossgender identification and fantasies, very early development of feminine activities, and absence of masculine activities or interests. These features are stated by Stoller (1968) to be prerequisites for categorization as a transsexual.





Adolescence



John attended school, performed marginally, and remained socially isolated. He occupied himself with housekeeping and cooking. At 15 he read about transsexualism in a national magazine and began corresponding with The Johns Hopkins Hospital and experts of whom he had learned.



Shortly thereafter he dropped out of school and began intensive reading on the subject in the library. A woman with whom he was acquainted mentioned a doctor who treated hormonal problems. Based on his readings, he was aware of the effects of female hormones and told the physician that he was on female hormones for an endocrine disorder and needed additional prescriptions, which he obtained. He remembers the estrogen as producing a tranquility which he had not experienced for some time and eliminating his unwanted erections. From oral estrogen he progressed to occasional self-injection of estrogen, but was concerned lest his mother find his medication.



In 1969, at age 16, he was involved in a serious car accident and medical treatment for resulting conditions led to discovery of the effects of the hormone (some breast enlargement and thinning of body hair) and the specifics of his cross-gender identity. He was subsequently referred to a psychiatrist, whom he saw periodically in years to come. His mother became extremely upset on learning of his cross-gender identity, blaming it on the automobile accident. This began a very stormy period in the patient's life, where his mother would attempt to manipulate him with frequent suicidal gestures and other histrionic behavior in an attempt to force him to seek psychiatric care. At his mother's insistence, he was admitted to a state hospital for evaluation. A psychiatric examination and psychological testing, later forwarded to our offices, revealed no psychosis





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but a mild situational depression, presumably due to family pressures. Physical examination revealed breast enlargement. He was discharged on no medications with a diagnosis of transvestism.



Several months before this hospitalization, he had successfully begun working a fried chicken stand and was considered dependable and a good worker. He resumed this work upn discharge from hospital and was referred to our offices for the first time by his present psychiatrist, where one of us (D.H.B.) diagnosed him as a transsexual. He noted that he enjoyed his work, was saving money for sex-reassignment surgery, a portion of which he had received as a settlement for his automobile accident, but was continuing to have difficulty with his mother and thus had moved into his own apartment. He was started, once again, on oral doses of estrogen by his private psychiatrist and reported during his time that his voice hightened and that he again felt calm and relaxed. He would often dress as a female when away from work and reported that he was extremely comfortable, did not attract attention, and was never apprehended for crossdressing.



John rose to the position of manager in his job but continued to have difficulty with his mother and her friends, who insisted that he "make a man of himself." To "quiet her down" he entered the Navy, at their suggestion, in November 1972, but was quickly medically discharged after a thorough psychiatric examination, later forwarded to us, with a diagnosis of transsexualism. A buccal smear at this time revealed a normal male chromosomal pattern and psychological testing revealed no psychosis, no severely defective judgment, and no abnormal affect. After returning from service, he continued to have difficulties with his mother, and by the end of 1972, at age 20, was admitted to our psychiatric unit after overdosing in response to his mother's attempt to move into his apartment with him. Treatment consisted of teaching him to deal more assertively and effectively witti his mother, and the patient decided, with our consent, that it was time to begin the process of preparing for surgery.





Toward Surgery



After discharge, John was placed on full therapeutic dosages of estrogen and he intensified treatments for electrolysis of facial hair, a process he had begun sometime earlier. As part of the process of preparing for surgery, a variety of assessment procedures were administered to measure gender identity, gender role behavior, and sexual arousal patterns. All assessment remained consistent with a diagnosis of transsexualism, as it had in his previous visit in 1971. Sexual arousal patterns, as measured by rating scales and penile circumference measures (Barlow et aL, 1970; Barlow and Abel, 1976), were exclusively transsexual but sexual arousal was relatively low, consistent with his expressed lack of interest in sex. The patient had never had any sexual contact and masturbated





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very infrequently, because of disgust over awareness of his male genitalia. Sexual attractions to males consisted mostly of feeling "warm and close" to a male and were always fantasized with the patient in the female role.



From this battery of assessment procedures (Barlow, 1977; Abel, 1977), two measures were repeated periodically over the next 2 years. One was an attitudinal "card sort" measure of gender identity in which statements describing masculine gender identity and feminine gender identity were typed on 3×5 cards and rated based on desirability (see Barlow etaL, 1969, 1973; Barlow and Abel, 1976). This attitudinal measure revealed maximal feminine gender identity. Gender role behavior was measured by a behavioral checklist of gender-specific motor behavior while sitting, standing, and walking (Barlow et al., 1973). This behavioral checklist was filled out surreptitiously by a secretary as the patient walked into the office, stood, and sat down while waiting for his appointments. Feminine gender motor behavior was emitted consistently.



With some assistance from us, cross-living as a female began uneventfully in the winter of 1972 and John assumed the name of "Judy." The maturity with which she approached this transition is evident in that she was able to explain the situation to her employees and continued working at this job, changing only her apartment at this time. By the summer of 1973 Judy was doing extremely well and had reconciled her upcoming surgery with her mother and the rest of her family. Judy passed well as a female, had straightened out most .of her legal affairs, such as a change of driver's license, and was successfully wearing a bikini (having progressed to bra size 36B).



In the summer of 1973 Judy requested to commence surgery. In view of her excellent adjustment, we agreed and referred her to a medical center in a nearby state.





The Exorcism



After a l~rief note indicating that she had arrived, we received no word for several months. One day in the late fall, a research assistant who had worked with the case came back from a half-Finished lunch of fried chicken and shouted, "Judy is back at the restaurant, but she's not Judy anymore, she's John!" Other reports quickly confirmed this, and John was invited back to our offices for a session which ocurred in early January of 1974. He entered the office in a three piece business suit, with polished shoes, neatly cut short hair, clipped fingernails, and consistently masculine motor behaviors. Even to trained eyes, the only sign of his former feminine role was the almost complete absence of facial hair, which in view of his light complexion and in the context of his total masculinity would normally go unnoticed. He enthusiastically related the following story.



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of his fast-food restaurant. He had developed a close relationship with the owner of this restaurant over the years in which he had productively and reliably worked; and, although this woman was quite accepting of his transitions, she did request that he check with one physician in the city to which he was traveling before checking into the gender identity clinic. The physician shared with the owner of the restaurant a fundamental Protestant religion quite foreign to John, who had been brought up as a Baptist but was not religious. The physician administered a total physical exam and said that he could live quite well as a woman, but the real problem was possession by evil spirits. After some discussion of this, John reported a session which lasted 2-3 hr and involved exhortations and prayers over John by the physician and laying on a hands on John's head and shoulders. During this period, John reported fainting several times and arising to the continuing of the prayers and exhortations, resulting in the exorcism of 22 evil spirits which the physician called by name as they left his body. During and after this session John felt waves of God's love coming over him but was physically drained. A letter to us, from the physician, confirmed this basic process. The physician noted in his letter that he showed John that his life was a fake and that Jesus could redeem him and that a standard prescription of Scripture readings caused the spirit of the woman in John to disappear.



Immediately after the session John announced he was a man, discarded his female clothes (hiding his breasts as best he could), and went to the barber shop to have his long hair cut into his current short, masculine style. After this session John returned home and live with his mother for approximately 2 weeks but remembers the beginning of some doubts about his conversion and the reoccurrence of some feminine feelings. At this point he accompained his employer to services of a very well-known faith healer in another state where the miracles that he saw renewed his faith and reaffirmed the correctness of his decision. After waiting 3½ hr in line, he confronted the healer who told the patient that he was having sexual problems (having perhaps seen his breasts?) and began the healing process, including praying and laying on of hands once again. During this period, which John estimated as 10 or 15 min, he fainted, regained consciousness, fainted again, and, as he stood to step off the platform down into the audience, realized that his breasts were gone.





Follow-up



John was followed for 2½ years after the exorcism and measures of gender identity and gender role behavior were administered at each follow-up session. All data are presented in Fig. 1 and reflect the clear reversal of gender identity after the exorcism and during follow-up. He reported heterosexual arousal at the first postexorcism interview but refused measurement of penile circumference changes to erotic slides. His minister recommended that he not view slides of nude males for fear that the Devil might once again gain access to his soul. In the confusion, gender-specific motor behavior was not formally scored.






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Fig. I. Masculine and feminine gender-specific motor behavior and score on "card sort"

measure of gender identity before and after exorcism.



Examination revealed no residual gynecomastia, although the interval of time between cessation of hormonal therapy and examination was adequate for this "shrinkage" to occur naturally.



He started dating several months later, and at the last interview in December 1975 reported that he had dated approximately ten gifts intermittently but had dated one girl for an extended period of time. He reported some sexual arousal toward these girls but did not masturbate, nor did he consider sexual intercourse, because of his religious beliefs. He did admit having some sexual thoughts of males for several months after returning from his faith healing, but attributed these to the Devil and has not had thoughts of men for almost 2 years. He continued to do extremely well in his job, benefiting from- several promotions, and was looking forward to getting married.





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Healing (1961). With Frank's book, this case raises questions on the nature of the process of therapeutic change and the role of various therapeutic procedures in this process. Although most psychotherapists would not deny the role of suggestion, instructions, and persuasion with many psychological disorders, what is important in this case is that no psychotherapeutic procedure of any kind, with whatever element of suggestion or persuasion, has been effective for transexualism, with the possible exception of behavior modification in one case (Barlow et al., 1973). But even the most facile operant conditioner would be hard pressed to explain the sudden and massive behavioral change observed and objectively measured in this case. Furthermore, this case would be less impressive without the presence of the repeated measures, particularly the behavioral measure independently administered, to bolster our subjective impression of change. It is noteworthy that in the earlier case, where behavior modification procedures were seemingly effective in changing gender-specific motor behavior, and in subsequent cases, a period of several months was necessary to teach these behaviors step by step. In this case, without any instruction and presumably without familiarity with the behaviors in the checklist, all of the components of masculine motor behavior were seemingly acquired in a matter of hours.



Obviously, this case has little relevance for therapeutic intervention at this time since most transsexuals are unlikely to flock to the nearest faith healer. But the fact that it did occur could extend the study of the effects of social influence variables to what has been the most intractable of all psychiatric disorders to determine if it is possible to develop psychological intervention to replace surgical treatment in at least some cases. Fortunately, this type of change is not without precedent, although one must go outside the purview of clinical psychology and psychiatry to find parallels. Anthropological study has yielded data from more primitive cultures where changes in gender role behavior and presumably gender identity result from religious or other tribal customs (e.g., Levy, 1973). A closer study of this process in a number of cultures might yield information of some use in our own culture.



The facts in this case are far from certain in all instances. Despite John's report and corroboration from his employer, it is certainly hard to believe that John's breasts disappeared instantaneously in view of our medical understanding of the thne necessary for the physical effects of estrogen to reverse. Furthermore, we were not able to obtain objective measures of John's sexual arousal patterns after the exorcism, although it would seem that if John were fabricating his report he would not have indicated continued sexual arousal to men for several months subsequent to the faith healing. Additional follow-up is also necessary to confirm the stability of the measures and any changes in his life situation over a long period of time. What cannot be denied, however, is that a patient who was very clearly a transsexual, by the most conservative criteria (e.g., Stoller, 1968, 1969), assumed a long-lasting masculine gender identity in a remarkably short period of time following an apparent exorcism.
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Friday, September 15, 2017

“Prayer is more powerful than bullets and faith more powerful than armies.”

This post was originally written at the end of the second Bush presidency who I called a crazy king who wanted to destroy his civilization.

In this new post, I replaced Bush with Pope Francis and the U.S. bishops.

They are the new crazy kings who are insanely willing to destroy their civilization.

I, back then, called for prayer and sacrifice because I saw a regime coming that wanted to destroy Christianity in our country.

We did pray and offer sacrifice and the Obama/Clinton regime ended.

Thanks be to God!

Now we need to pray and offer sacrifice so the abortion/homosexual regimes that would destroy Christianity, which Pope Francis and the U.S. bishops appear to be trying to bring back into power, are defeated.

We also need to pray for a Pope and bishops who want to reestablish, unequivocally, a Christian civilization.

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This is a hard time for parents. I see the United States and Western culture losing any sense of the mercy of God the Father to bring peace and happiness.

Instead I see not just a loss of faith, not just a lost of a sense of sin, but abortionists as well as homosexuals claiming murder and perversion (a form of slow self-murder by sexual disease) are rights.

They are claiming that these sins are high goods- maybe the highest goods.

If the Democrats and liberals gain power all persons of faith in the God of the Bible will began to live in a Nazi regime that outlaws Christianity.

Like Hitler they claim evil is good.

Christians who want to stop slow self-murder by sexual disease caused by homosexuality or murder of unborn babies must be willing to go to jail for the “hate crime” of saving human life.

Pope Francis and the U.S. bishops seems to want to bring the Democrat and liberal secular regime into power.

They seems like crazy kings who are insanely willing to destroy their country and civilization by bringing immigrants into their country and civilization that want to destroy their country and civilization.

Of course, many of the Latin American immigrants are good Christians, but unfortunately the vast majority unwittingly or wittingly by their votes are destroying the Christian culture of the USA.

They appear to want to bring the anti-Christian regime into power by changing the demographics of the voters of the USA.

If the Latin American immigrants whom President Reagan granted amnesty and the illegal immigrants who followed them into California and the U.S. had voted for pro-life and pro-family candidates, I would be the first in line to say grant amnesty again.

But the vast majority of them have voted like the mayor of Mexico City for abortion and homosexuality. It appears they want their children to be taught abortion and homosexuality in the public schools

It is easy to see that politics will not save us. While we must do what we can to stop the anti-God regime from coming into power by voting and other means, we must not place our trust in politicans.

We must place our trust in God. We need to start praying night and day to God to save us and our children from those who would jail us, kill our children and try to destroy our children and our souls.

We need to remember another time when prayer and sacrifice were needed to stop a great evil. The time of Russian Communism.

Pope Benedict had much to say while still a cardinal about how prayer saved Pope John Paul II and the world from the evil regime of Marxism.

He said that God through the Mother of Jesus saved John Paul from the 13 May 1981 assassins’ bullet and countries from “annihilation’ and the Church from “persecution.”

Pope Benedict XVI said:

“[I]n the end prayer is more powerful than bullets and faith more powerful than armies.”

“The Third Part of the ‘Secret'

“Here it would be appropriate to mention a phrase from the letter which Sister Lucia wrote to the Holy Father on 12 May 1982: “The third part of the ‘secret' refers to Our Lady's words: ‘If not, [Russia] will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated'”.

In the Via Crucis of an entire century, the figure of the Pope has a special role. In his arduous ascent of the mountain we can undoubtedly see a convergence of different Popes. Beginning from Pius X up to the present Pope, they all shared the sufferings of the century and strove to go forward through all the anguish along the path which leads to the Cross.

In the vision, the Pope too is killed along with the martyrs. When, after the attempted assassination on 13 May 1981, the Holy Father had the text of the third part of the “secret” brought to him, was it not inevitable that he should see in it his own fate? He had been very close to death, and he himself explained his survival in the following words: “... it was a mother's hand that guided the bullet's path and in his throes the Pope halted at the threshold of death” (13 May 1994).

That here “a mother's hand” had deflected the fateful bullet only shows once more that there is no immutable destiny, that faith and prayer are forces which can influence history and that in the end prayer is more powerful than bullets and faith more powerful than armies.”

Joseph Card. Ratzinger
Prefect of the Congregation
for the Doctrine of the Faith
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Pray for Pope Francis and the Bishops following him in Error
Say a Hail Mary to Our Lady of Fatima every day for the general intention of the conversion of Pope Francis as wells as those bishops following him in error and that the courage of St. Paul be given to the dubia Cardinals.

The specific intention of the prayer is for Francis to answer the dubia questions of the four Cardinals. If he doesn't answer soon then may a torrent of grace give the dubia Cardinals the courage to issue the correction.

In no way do I mean this request for prayer to dishonor Pope Francis. I do not want to commit the sin of railing.

I honor the Office of Peter that he holds.

St. Paul honored St. Peter, but when he clearly witnessed Peter manifesting error and confusion on the infallible teachings of the Church by his actions & words, he "rebuked" or corrected him for the good of the first Pope and the Church.

As in the time of Paul, it is now very clear that Francis is manifesting error and confusion on the infallible teachings of the Church by his actions & words.

In this website, I have tried to present the evidence in a straight forward manner without polemics although sometimes I implicitly used humor.

I may have used and I have quoted others who used a tone that could be considered harsh, but not, I believe, different from the tone Paul used on Peter.

Please read the posts in this website for clear evidence of Pope Francis's errors.

Please remember what a great priest in our present troubled time said:

We get the leaders we deserve. What have we done to preserve the Catholic faith? Have we prayed and practiced our Catholic life? Or do we just talk about it? In that case we get what we deserve.

Please pray and practice your Catholic faith for your sake, for your family and friends sake and for the Church.

Pray especially for Francis and Cardinal Burke & the dubia Cardinals.

The most reliable Vatican expert in the world Edward Pentin reported on why it is of the upmost importance to pray for the Pope:
"Whatever the exact truth behind the lurid and disturbing story, it has further exposed such gravely sinful behavior taking place in the Vatican that one senior member of the curia says has 'never been worse.'”

"According to reports in the mainstream media, Vatican police broke up a drug-fueled homosexual debauched party in an apartment of the Holy Office, but how true is it?"

"The news first broke in a June 28 article in Il Fatto Quotidiano..."

"The article’s author, Francesco Antonio Grana, says Pope Francis, whose Santa Marta residence is just 500 yards from the Holy Office, was aware of the raid and knew of the monsignor’s capture..."
"In the meantime, a reliable senior member of the curia has told the Register that he has heard from “multiple sources” that the story is true, including from another senior curial figure."

"He said the extent of homosexual practice in the Vatican has 'never been worse...'”

"The precise details of the reported events in the CDF therefore remain open to question, but the substance of the story appears to be true. If so, many would find such behavior taking place in the Holy Office not only unconscionable but also highly sacrilegious..."

"In light of the latest scandal and the current situation, one former official urged readers to recall the warnings of the Lord on homosexual acts, especially between priests, as explained by St. Catherine of Siena in her Dialogues written as if dictated by God Himself."

"The medieval mystic, co-patron of Rome and Doctor of the Church, relayed the words at a time when a number of clergy had fallen into grave sin."

"Such priests, the Lord told St. Catherine, not only fail from resisting their fallen nature, 'but do even worse as they commit the cursed sin against nature [homosexual acts].'”

“'Like the blind and stupid having dimmed the light of the understanding, they do not recognize the disease and misery in which they find themselves,' the Lord continued, adding that it not only causes God 'nausea, but displeases even the demons themselves, whom these miserable creatures have chosen as their lords.'”

"He added that 'this sin against nature is so abominable that, for it alone, five cities were submersed, by virtue of the judgement of My Divine Justice, which could no longer bear them.' The Lord told St. Catherine that even the demons are 'repulsed upon seeing such an enormous sin being committed.'”

"As a remedy, St. Catherine recounted the Lord saying:
'Never cease offering me the incense of fragrant prayers for the salvation of souls, for I want to be merciful to the world. With your prayers and sweat and tears, I will wash the face of my bride, Holy Church. I showed her to you earlier as a maiden whose face was all dirtied as if she were a leper. The clergy and the whole of Christianity are to blame for this because of their sins, though they receive their nourishment at the breast of this bride.'”  
(Click for complete July 8th, 2017 National Catholic Register article by Edward Pentin: http://m.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/the-drug-fueled-homosexual-scandal-allegations-at-the-holy-office#.WWELJXNlAwi)

Jesus have mercy on the Church.

Mary and Joseph pray for the Church.

How Ending the Abortion Nightmare can make Trump the next Lincoln

Dr. Theresa Burkes’s book on post abortion therapy, "Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion," is endorsed by the great enemy of the feminist agenda- Dr. Laura Schessinger.

Burkes concurs with Dr. Laura that the Feminist movement has brought us deep psychological problems especially the abortion culture:

"If you examine the women's movement you can see that many of the women who laid the groundwork were women traumatized by their own abortions. They believed that legalizing abortion would take away the trauma.”

Instead as Dr. Burkes shows they created trauma, which brought us the nightmare culture.

She applies psychology to cure this trauma, but says that the abortion-trauma can only be completely healed if one asks for and receives God’s mercy.

If the grief of abortion is not healed then the world becomes a Freddy Krueger-like nightmare.

Burkes maintains that the horror icons of the United States such as “Freddy Krueger” and the “evil child movies” are symbols of a culture running away from its guilt.

“I think that evil child movies are all around us. The child is the victimizer, the one who torments. Other movies, like Freddy Krueger, illustrate the horror of being tracked down by an "abortionist" figure who is out to kill her baby,” Burkes said:

“I've watched MTV where baby dolls are thrown off cliffs, discarded, abused and unwanted - revealing the unconscious conflict shared by all who have rejected children or been abused themselves after having been used for sexual pleasure.”

Forbidden Grief's thesis is that when one represses guilt one creates even greater monsters in the unconscious.

One example is when Lorena Bobbitt cut off her husband’s penis.

Bobbitt did this monstrous nightmare-like aggression on her husband because he forced her to abort their child.

This is only one example of what happens to a culture when millions of men and women have the memory of an aborted baby haunting their unconscious.

Burkes tells us in story after story of “bizarre” behaviors. In one account we find a dorm party in which the students, many post-abortive, played "baby soccer.”

The “baby soccer"story reminds one of a Stephen King novel with it’s broken heads of dolls being kicked around, their eyes gouged out, doll cheeks burned with cigarette butts and a boyfriend burning cigarette holes between the doll's legs as well as ripping off their legs, leaving only a scarred vagina hole.

This account and others convinced Burkes that abortion is connected to the horror games that our culture plays.

“The college students I witnessed playing "baby soccer"were actually trying to master their trauma by belittling it through a game with decapitated baby doll parts,” Burkes said, “This amusement and mesmerizing allure to engage in the traumatic play is a symptom of our cultures need to overcome the horror-like the baby in the blender jokes, which all surfaced coincidentally after Roe v Wade passed.”

The baby soccer game and other horror genre are symptoms showing that millions of Americans need to overcome the “collective guilt” associated with abortion. Burkes says, “As the group's enthusiasm for this game demonstrated, the acting out of post-abortion trauma can be contagious...collective guilt and trauma have the capacity to disguise massive injustice. ”

According to Life Dynamic’s Mark Cruther, this massive injustice-in which millions are killed- can be stopped by ending access to abortion bound women. His booklet "Access" states between 40 to 60 percent of American women of childbearing age have had at least one abortion. There are also a similar percentage of males who are post-abortive as well.

The booklet claims that the reason for our increasingly pro-abortion elective government is these percentages of persons who are in internal conflict. After violating the moral commandment of thou shall not kill, they vote pro-abortion seeing the stance of the pro-life politicians as a personal attack on themselves.

“What I’m saying is that since the vast majority of elections are decided by slim margins, anything which influences even a small percentage of voters can be a powerful force,” Cruther said:

"The point is that the potential impact is staggering. Moreover, this force grows considerably more powerful everyday as another 4,000 abortions are racked up.”

His booklet says studies have found that these women do not have abortions unless there is easy and local access to abortion.

The vast majority of these women, according to these studies, will not travel long distances or pay large amounts of money for an abortion. Access says:

 “Our opponent’s ability to continue fighting comes from a high abortion rate. That is what fuels their political machine. As long as they have $64,000 an hour to draw on, and the potential for at least 4,000 new pro-abortion voters every day, the legal status of abortion will not change.”

The way to defeat the abortion nightmare on the political front, according to Cruther, is to sue doctors. And Steve Mosher, head of the Population Research Institute (PRI) says there are many legitimate reasons to sue. He said:

"The failure to stop an abortion procedure on request, or even depriving women of their right to full information, can be construed as a denial of a woman's freedom of access to reproductive health."

Access says very few new doctors want to be abortionists so malpractice suits makes the abortion medical business even more unattractive. As fewer young doctors enter the aging field, access to abortions becomes costly and inaccessible.

The abortionists and the pro-abortion media seem to agree. According to Access abortionist David Gritmes said:

"Distance clearly matters in women’s reproductive choices...abortion rates were found to be inversely related to the distance to a provider.” In 1998, The New York Times Magazine said, “... abortion is retreating into a half-lighted ghetto of pseudonyms, suspicion and fear... today 59% of all abortion doctors are 65 years old...nearly two thirds are beyond legal retirement age.”

Access presents 81 such quotes from abortionist and pro-abortion publications to show as it says ”access doesn’t just influence abortion politics; it is the determining factor in which side wins and which side loses.”

Along these lines, another way to end the abortion government is to reach out to the millions of post abortion trauma voters with God’s mercy as Dr. Burkes is doing.

If even a small percentage changes sides, as Cruther said, these slim margins in elections may start going to pro-life politicians. And it is never too late to start reaching out to persons in post abortion trauma.

“We had one woman come on our retreat who was 87 years old. She suffered over half a century with this secret that she had never revealed to anyone until she came to Rachel's Vineyard. She was so relieved to be with others and to finally receive God's forgiveness,” Burkes said:

"We can offer the Lord's mercy by not seeking to judge or condemn them, but by inviting them to thoughtfully reflect on their experience - by being the one ear that will listen, or the one heart that cries with them for the loss.”

That 87-year-old woman’s conversion represents millions of voters who could convert to voting for pro-life Republicans because the Democrats have steadfastly “positioned” themselves as the abortion party. The problem for the Republicans is that those women swing voters must be reached with psychological and religious help as happened to our 87-year-old.

The way this can be done is for President Donald Trump to attempted to pass legislation, which offers psychological assistance to women with abortion trauma.

The Democrats and media would go crazy, but if this legislation were positioned as a woman’s right to reproductive health; then the Republicans would have the moral high ground.

Even if the legislation doesn’t pass the mere publicity would get it into the consciousness of millions of woman in abortion trauma. The pro-life movement and conservative churches could then get into action and start offering those women the help they need.

After this is done then the Trump’s Justice Department must prosecute all abortionist who as PRI’s President Steve Mosher said fail "to stop an abortion procedure on request, or even depriving women of their right to full information.”

PRI‘s pro-life conference introduced legal campaigns to sue abortionist doctors that fail to provide complete information about the risks of abortion to their patients.

"We're working with these attorneys to inform more and more Americans of their rights,“ Mosher said:

"It's time America does an 'about face' on the abortion industry. Women deserve genuine health and human rights, not violations so routinely committed by the abortion industry."

According to Pennsylvania’s Chris Kahlenborn MD, there are 28 out of 37 studies that show induced abortion increases the risk of breast cancer. 13 out of 15 of those are done in the United States. And 13 out of 15 of those are positive [http://abortionbreastcancer.com/].

So the risk of an abortion to develop beast cancer is 50% if it’s your first baby. And if you’re under 18 it goes to 150%. If you’re under 18 and your baby is more than nine weeks old it goes up to 800%.

"As soon as there comes a woman who has breast cancer who has had an abortion and takes it to court. She‘s got a very strong case,” Kahlenborn said, “The problem is a lot of young women when they do get breast cancer die from it so quickly -because it’s so aggressive when you’re young- they might not make it to court."

As Kahlenborn showed this is not just about winning election, but about doing the right thing. Unfortunately or fortunately, for the Republicans this is also all about politics. Any increase in abortion- as Cruther graphically shows- is to demise of their party.

The California and other liberal state elections show that the Democrats will not hesitate to play baby soccer-type mind games with women voters in order to win.

But, the Republicans are running out of time. Their base is the conservative religious voters, so they can not allow the abortionists to have the “$64,000 an hour to draw on, and the potential for at least 4,000 new pro-abortion voters every day:” As Cruther said, “it is the determining factor in which side wins and which side loses.”

The Party of Lincoln must make a choice.

They can become the like the Whigs- who kept compromising on the issue of slavery until they were- replaced before the Civil War by the Republicans. Or they can stand firm like Lincoln and limit the spread of a great evil.

Lincoln never attempted to abolish slavery directly, before the war, because he knew if he limited its spread like a disease so that it was only in the South, then it would die a natural death.

The Democrats- the slavery party- knew this too. That is why they started the Civil War.

The Democrats- the abortion party- knows also that abortion will die a natural death if limited in its ability to exploit women. They will not start a civil war because they are cowards and have no moral high ground.

(The South was correct in their claim that they had the Constitutional right to secede and had the Founding Father’s idea of federalism to back their states political rights claims. This is what gave them the moral courage to fight a great war. Of course, they were a 100 percent wrong on slavery.)

So Trump can go down in history as another Lincoln. (In the 1800‘s, he was considered as bad a chief executive and dumber by the media than our present President is taken to be.)

All that Trump has to do is limit its spread by protecting women’s health and human rights.

The President needs to let women in abortion trauma know that he and others are there offering help to free them from their nightmare of abortion.

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Pray for President Trump

Keep President Trump in your prayers and penances because the hatred of the world and the devil that is usually directed at pro-life/family popes is targeting him. Pray that God protect the President and give him wisdom especially not to say dumb things.

According to Father Giacomo Capoverdi on YouTube in the 1980's the "Hermit of Loerto (the author of the Pieta Prayer Book)" made the prophecy that Donald Trump would bring the USA back to God.

Four decades ago, Fr. Capoverdi in astonishment said you mean the playboy. The Hermit said yes.

Pray that the President is given the grace and wisdom to bring America back to God.
Remember that the great catholic cultural historian Christopher Dawson said history is often changed more by saintly Catholics praying than the so-called great men of history.

The following article is posted with the permission of the author James Larson:
The Immaculate Heart of Mary, The Rosary, and The Survival of Our Faith
The rosary, because of its structural content, is something that requires a certain time set aside for its proper recitation. It is clearly the will of God and of Mary that it be part of every person’s daily prayer life. It is the basis of our spiritual childhood lived within Mary’s Immaculate Heart.

It is my belief, however, that especially in these times of virtual universal disorientation and distress, the structured rosary, while indeed being the foundation of our personal prayer life, requires much more in order that such spiritual childhood be protected throughout the day. The rosary itself requires less than one-half hour. If this is all we do, then the rest of the day may well be surrendered almost entirely to forces which seek our spiritual death.

The Hail Mary, on the other hand, takes only about fifteen seconds. There is almost no limitation to the situations and times in which it can be prayed, even in the midst of the most worldly activity; in situations of temptation, anger, doubt, confusion, or even despair; and, especially valuable, as we are falling into sleep. Even if there is only time to pray “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee”, this provides a powerful means by which we may be affectively drawn into Our Lady’s Heart as her spiritual children. It is in itself, when said in the humble spirit of a simple moment of offering one’s own heart to Our Lady, a most profound act of love and consecration which flees from the world in order to take refuge in Mary’s certain and protecting faith.

Our Lord instructs us that we are “always to pray, and not to faint [lose heart]”. He further makes it quite clear that it is this heart which must be maintained if there is to be any faith upon His return (Luke 18:1-8). For us to truly take this seriously, we must first fully admit that we are extraordinarily vulnerable children who, especially in the overwhelming spiritual crisis of our time, must find refuge in Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, or perish. The rosary, and especially the frequent praying of the Hail Mary, is the gift from Our Lady to secure us in this certainty of faith.

To Release Love

In his encyclical The Christian Meaning of Human Suffering, Pope John Paul II wrote that “suffering is present in the world in order to release love”. This is a statement that has haunted me for the past 31 years. It has become a principle necessary for my understanding of the crucifixion of the Church which I have witnessed occurring over the past 35 years since my conversion. It has pursued me in my own life, and especially in my children who I have watched grow from the innocence of childhood into being subjected as adults to the crucible of suffering which is this modern Christ-hating world.

It was Blessed Simeon who prophesied to Mary that “thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed”. This verbal image of Mary’s pierced heart calls to mind the artistic representation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, pierced by a sword and releasing the flame of love towards Christ, and towards all men and women created in His Image. The spiritual maternity of Mary is, in its most profound essence, the transforming of human pain and suffering into the light and life of Christ. When, through the praying of the Hail Mary, we place ourselves and those we love within Her Heart, we are therefore exercising the supreme mercy towards souls for the glorification of God.

The Rosary and the Hail Mary are not therefore primarily about focusing on our own personal sanctification, but rather about striking the fire of love upon the flint of our hearts hardened by the effects of original and actual sin. If it be true, according to Christ’s words, that we must die to self in order to gain self, then it must be equally true that in our prayer life it is in loving God and praying for souls that we are meant to be perfected in that love which cannot help but be our sanctification. If our prayers are beset by dullness it is most likely because they are, at least secretly, turned inwards primarily towards ourselves.
Focusing on self-love, even in the virtuous cause of self-sanctification, inevitably leads to the torpidity of spirit which is possibly the most constant effect of original sin upon our minds and hearts. Interiorly, we are all dull unless our hearts erupt into love.

This is why the “other half” of the Fatima message concerns the necessity of reparation. We tend to conceive of the Catholic concept of reparation only in terms of “making reparation” for offenses committed against God. But the term reparation is a relational term. Reparation is therefore primarily concerned with the militant effort to “repair” souls to God. This is the most profound way in which we glorify God and make “reparation” for the offenses committed against Him.

The Rosary and Hail Mary are therefore prayers of “repair” not only for ourselves, but for others. And since our own hearts are most easily moved out of dullness not only by our own personal suffering but by the sufferings of those we love (our spouses, children, friends, and the whole suffering Church and world), then the Rosary and Hail Mary prayed for those we love should be the means by which our hearts are set afire. It is in this fire that our hearts become one with Mary, and through her to Jesus: “I am come to cast fire on the earth: and what will I, but that it be kindled?” (Luke 12: 49).

The Rosary is a violent prayer, demanding a violent love. Our Lord said that “the Kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent bear it away”. Such a concept may indeed come as a shock to those who envision the Rosary as a prayer predominantly consisting of peaceful meditations and gentle consolations. If, however, St. Dominic is correct in considering that it is through the Scapular (consecration to Mary) and the Rosary that the world will be saved, then we should be willing to seriously consider that these devotions necessitate the violence and “fire” of which Our Lord speaks.

The nature of this “violence” is unraveled by Our Lord in that same parable which contains the two passages we have already examined concerning prayer and its relation to the question of Our Lord as to whether there will be any faith left when He returns:

"And he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray, and not to faint, saying: There was a judge in a certain city who feared not God, nor regarded man. And there was a certain widow in that city, and she came to him, saying: Avenge me of my adversary. And he would not for a long time. But afterwards he said within himself: Although I fear not God, nor regard man, yet because this widow is troublesome to me, I will avenge her, lest continually coming she weary me. And the Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge saith. And will not God revenge his elect who cry to him day and night: and will he have patience in their regard? I say to you, that he will quickly revenge them. But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?"

We need to penetrate to the spirit of this passage if we are to understand Our Lord’s demand that we “always pray” and not lose heart, and the connection which this fervent and persistent prayer bears to the survival of faith.

The widow who is the object of this parable is clearly operating almost totally in the realm of passion – of vehement anger and vengefulness. Obviously, when considering what Christ is trying here to impart to his listeners, this is a metaphor for spiritual realities. We see this sort of figure of speech used often in scripture, as for instance when scripture speaks of God’s anger. God is not subject to sensible passions. The word “anger” is thus used as a metaphor for His judgment and chastisement. All the violent language used in this passage is therefore constituted as a parable signifying those “elect” who will retain their faith because they “cry to Him day and night”.

There is, however, another great distinction to be made between the widow and the “elect”. The widow’s cry comes naturally. She is consumed by passion, and her vengefulness consumes her night and day. She does not have to labor to make this thing come alive in her heart. This is not true of the “cry” of the elect.

The Rosary and Hail Mary are a cry of the will. They may sometimes be accompanied by sentiment or passion, but this certainly is not the norm, nor does it provide sufficient motivation for the “praying always’ commanded by Our Lord. In order for them to become habitual, we must make a very conscious commitment to militantly praying “day and night”. It is not enough therefore to sit back and rest in the fact that we “say” our daily Rosary. We must strive with all our heart to correspond with the unceasing love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This, I believe, can be accomplished by the constant effort to extend our daily Rosary throughout the day by the frequent praying of the Hail Mary. It is a work of love.

"Pray, pray a great deal and make many sacrifices, for many souls
go to Hell because they have no one to make sacrifices and to pray for them
.”
Our Lady of Fatima (Aug 17, 1917)
James Larson

(Click to read Larson's whole article: http://www.waragainstbeing.com/node/59)