From The Remnant TV:
…quite salient – no?
From The Remnant TV:
…quite salient – no?
AN OPEN LETTER
TO THE CARDINALS OF THE HOLY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
AND OTHER CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN FAITHFUL
IN COMMUNION WITH THE APOSTOLIC SEE
Recently many educated Catholic observers, including bishops and priests, have decried the confusion in doctrinal statements about faith or morals made from the Apostolic See at Rome and by the putative Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis. Some devout, faithful and thoughtful Catholics have even suggested that he be set aside as a heretic, a dangerous purveyor of error, as recently mentioned in a number of reports.
While it is not necessary to look outside Universi Dominici Gregis in order to construe or to interpret its plain meaning, the first source to which one would look is the immediately prior constitution which Universi Dominici Gregis abrogated or replaced. Pope John Paul II replaced entirely what Pope Paul VI had legislated in the immediately previous Constitution on conclaves, Romano Pontfici Eligendo, but in so doing, Pope John Paul II used Romano Pontfici Eligendo as the format or pattern for His new constitution on conclaves. Making obvious changes, nonetheless, Pope John Paul II utilized the content and structure of his predecessor’s constitution to organize and outline Universi Dominici Gregis. Therefore, while it is not legally necessary to look outside Universi Dominici Gregis, the primary reference to an extraneous source of construction would entail an examination of Romano Pontfici Eligendo, and that exercise (bolsterd by the use of the key word “scienter” in the Promulgation Clause) would reinforce the broad principle of invalidity.
Of course, this is not the only feature of the Constitution or aspect of the matter which tends to establish the breadth of invalidity. Faithful must hope and pray that only those cardinals whose status as a valid member of the College remains intact will ascertain the identity of each other and move with the utmost charity and discretion in order to effectuate The Divine Will in these matters. The valid cardinals, then, must act according to that clear, manifest, obvious and unambiguous mind and intention of His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, so evident in Universi Dominici Gregis, a law which finally established binding and self-actuating conditions of validity on the College for any papal conclave, a reality now made so apparent by the bad fruit of doctrinal confusion and plain error.
Chewing my cud… feeling somewhat irked by another radio commercial. Pondering this culture. Yes, I am of a sub-set of the demographic that is older. I am white. I am male. I just turned 60 years old (that is the first time I actually wrote that number to explain my age!) (WOW!). So the radio programs I listen to ( i.e. Howie Carr in the afternoons) are going to appeal to my demographic – hence they’ll attract advertisers looking for access to me and my ilch… but for Heaven’s sake!
I’m so sick of the myriad of commercials touting the services whereby we old buzzards can procure medication for an erection on demand, a new head of thick sexy hair, sparkling white teeth – that are straight!, lipo-suction or worse… a gastric bypass! Imagine having part of your stomach removed surgically because you can’t put that third cheeseburger down?!
At least the ad I heard today for a “men’s clinic” had the voice-over done by a guy who actually said the words “I did it for my wife” as opposed to his “partner”! I often hear ads for the blue pill wherein they entice you to think of “your partner”. My God!
Then, I’m affronted with the expressed notion that because I “suffer” from male pattern baldness…I’m somehow not virile, not sexy, not youthful… less of a man. I have been bald since I was in my early twenties…and all my life I’ve been physically stronger and more virile than most the men I’ve met all my life or known that were my age! I mean c’mon!
My wife hounds me about going to the dentist regularly and flossing regularly…yeah she rides me about this continually…but I DO brush my teeth vigorously twice daily and never have cavities. I have all my teeth in my mouth… but for three. I am NOT ashamed of my “smile” either!
…and yeah, I’m a bit portly. But, I still need an athletic-cut suit ‘cuz my waist is still 10″ smaller than my chest. I can’t buy dress-shirts for work anywhere but at the Big & Tall stores ‘cuz my neck is 20″ around.
You know what else disturbs me somehow? Just a little bit. Have you noticed lately a lot of men in “their thirties” or older – pushing baby-carriages? seems a bit….disproportionate.
I’ve also noticed among younger men lately a sort of “sing-songy” cadence and tonal variance to their voices… especially if you find yourself in a line at Starbucks ( God forbid!). Just listen these days. Men’s voices are changing…maybe it is a “tone’ thing. I think it’s societal. I really do.
But hey! all men might not suffer from this particular malady…but I have it bad. Wait for it.
Wicked thick toenails! It’s tough bein’ a guy!
I have sometimes been embarrassed to be on my boat in the summer (I’m barefoot whenever I can be!) and I’ve preempted any comments or shrieks of horror by just explaining that I can’t for the life of me get my toenail clipper open wide enough to cut these horse-hoofs of mine! Well, I finally thought of something and tried it over this past weekend…and it works delightfully-well. My Dremel! Yeah baby! …works like a charm! Just plug ‘er in and let her rip! sanded these babies down like a smooth piece o’ marble! To think! I was going to pop into a nearby nail & hair salon and dip my feet into one of those cool-lookin’ basins and have some Asian chick give me a pedicure. I wimped out. …snapped the correct sandpaper-wheel onto the Dremel and a buzzin’ I did go!
As I looked into my shed where I keep my lawnmower, garden tools ect. I noticed sadly that I’ve hung onto the kiddie-pool toys and plastic water-cannon weapons that I got for my grandchildren when they were real little. Sadly I must throw them out as my oldest grandson is signing up this week for Driver’s Ed. Bummer. They’re all getting older. Seemingly less time for Papa and Nana. The sleep-overs are becoming fewer. They have their respective buddies, sporting events and band rehearsals. Bummer.
My father’s older brother’s son. My first cousin; “Archie The Hooligan” passed away suddenly last week. 56 years old. Major sudden heart attack. He was a hockey-player in college and an all around sports buff. Always seemed in real good shape. Way too young to die like that. We used to be rather rowdy together in years past. Many, many fun times. I’m sad that he’s passed. God bless him… so sad that his wife and life left him to be cremated and without a proper Catholic burial. He was said to have “no faith”…so, they had his ashes in a little box atop a kneeler in the funeral parlor….where they had a “Celebration of his life” instead of a Catholic funeral mass. I left before that began… saddened by my extended family’s renouncement of the true Roman faith that so animated the souls and lives of the founding father and mother of our Gillis family here in Boston.
Life trudges on… I sin. I go to confession. I go to Mass. I pray the Rosary. Death will come for me.
YOU must go to confession and pray for a good death! Nevermind your teeth, hair, pot-belly or your penis!
This is required reading for all SACC readers! From the venerable Rorate Caeli:
Time for Worldwide Sacrifice: Ember Week in September
On rogation and ember days the practice of the Church is to offer prayers to the Lord for the needs of all people, especially for the productivity of the earth and for human labor, and to give him public thanks (45).
In order to adapt the rogation and ember days to various regions…the conferences of bishops should arrange the time and plan for their celebration (46).
Call to Prayer and FastingThis year, the Autumn Ember days are on September 21 [Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle], 23, and 24. They follow the Feast of the Holy Cross (Sept. 14), the [fourth] anniversary since the motu proprio took effect. Let all traditional Catholics unite to observe the traditional Ember fast on these three days: 1) to pray for the Holy Father’s welfare, 2) to thank Almighty God for the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, and 3) to pray for its full implementation in every parish around the world.
From Father Z’s Blog
Spars are carried away and sails shred. Lines lash in the winds and crack like whips in the tempest. It’s nevertheless all hands on deck as the Barque of Peter takes on water and flies before the storm.
As The Present Crisis continues to build and to build and to build, I am mindful that today, 14 September, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, is the 11th anniversary of the moment that that great charter for ecclesial reform, Summorum Pontificum, went into force.
As I have written before, I write now again to Benedict:
Your Holiness, thank you for Summorum Pontificum.
Since the late 80’s I had the pleasure of speaking with you about these matters, and I think I know your mind on them and motives.
You gave us a great and timely gift.
Today, on this 11th anniversary of the implementation of your Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, I offer my Holy Mass for your intention.
I will try to carry forward your vision and hopes.
Ad multos annos.
So, I talk to several priest-friends and beloved laymen… guys I go to Mass with regularly. It’s all kind of surrealistic. We’re strangely of one mind. Wuerl must go and Bergoglio must go…and even O’Malley here in Bostoniensis must either tell all …or take a hike. Many of those I respect in Catholic media are calling for the resignation of Bergoglio. That in itself seems too good to be true… but, is it? What a horrible thing! Scumbags like Wuerl and McCarrick should be burned at the stake…or at least purged in this temporal world to perhaps save them in the next… (?) so much for Medieval Roman Catholicism! I’m in LOVE with the paradigm! But the frickin’ pope?!
I can’t stomach the guy for what he presents theologically, liturgically and even his politically-leftist/modernist slant. I dread him. I am sure Jesus Christ himself winces every time someone evokes Bergoglio’s title of “His Holiness”. I am sure of it.
I am convinced that Bergoglio knows all about Vatileaks, the scandals with the Vatican Bank, the scandals with the several Vatican officials around the cocaine-infused gay orgies IN THE VATICAN, the ordeal with the butler, the unlawful conspiracies prior to the conclave to elect a Modernist like Bergoglio, the crimes of U.S. cardinals like McCarrick and Wuerl and others… rotten, stinking stuff… the kind of stuff to make some hearts wane… maybe a heart like that of Benedict XVI… Did he fail us? did he “chicken out”? I don’t know.
I DO know that my task…my job; is to pray – pray and fast for Holy Mother Church.
I urge YOU dear reader to join me. These are times like never before. This is real. Profoundly grave times are what we are living in – right now. Don’t doubt me!
I’m NOT hateful…I have a sense of righteous indignation…for what these Modernist, traitorous, unbelieving, lying bastards have done to His Holy Church!
Think for a moment what a millstone tied around your neck – might feel like as you’re being heaved into the deep seas…
PRAY for these jackals! That God might have mercy…
and let’s pray that this signals a restoration by Our Lord in Heaven of His Holy Church!
by Allan Gillis
Rorate Caeli finally says what I’ve been hoping to hear from some credible Catholic media folks! Praise God Almighty!
The Boston Pilot reported yesterday:
“who am I to judge?”
Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley has announced Aug. 10 that he has ordered an investigation into allegations made by two former seminarians of inappropriate conduct at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton. St. John’s rector Msgr. James P. Moroney has been placed on “sabbatical leave” effective immediately, and Father Stephen E. Salocks has been named interim rector.
“Earlier this week I was informed that two former seminarians of St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Boston had posted allegations on social media sites including the Archdiocese’s Facebook page that during their time at the seminary they witnessed and experienced activities which are directly contrary to the moral standards and requirements of formation for the Catholic priesthood,” the cardinal said in his statement.
“As Archbishop of Boston, with responsibility for the integrity of the seminary and its compliance with the Church’s Program for Priestly Formation, I am committed to immediate action to address these serious matters,” the cardinal said.
Msgr. Moroney was placed on leave “in order that there can be a fully independent inquiry regarding these matters,” he added.
According to the statement, the inquiry will be led by the Auxiliary Bishop Mark O’Connell, Assumption College president and president of the USCCB National Review Board Dr. Francesco Cesareo and Kimberly Jones, CEO of Athena Legal Strategies Group. They will be assisted by archdiocesan attorney Mark Dunderdale, director of the Archdiocesan Office of Professional Standards and Oversight.
The group will be tasked with investigating the specific allegations that have been received as well as “the culture of the seminary regarding the personal standards expected and required of candidates for the priesthood, and any seminary issues of sexual harassment or other forms of intimidation or discrimination,” the cardinal said.
“I have directed this group to proceed with due seriousness of their assignment and as soon as possible to submit to me the findings of the inquiry and a set of recommendations to assure appropriate standards of professional behavior in compliance with Church teaching at all levels of seminary life,” Cardinal O’Malley said.
He added that, “The faculty, staff and students at the seminary will be advised of my expectation that they will fully cooperate with the inquiry.”
While the statement does not specify source or nature of the allegations, an archdiocesan spokesman confirmed that a source of the allegations was an opinion piece published Aug. 2 on the Catholic website OnePeterFive.com.
In the piece, former seminarian John A. Monaco describes a culture of alcohol abuse and inappropriate sexual behavior, some involving faculty with seminarians, at an unnamed minor seminary, which he left, and later at a “major seminary” where he was enrolled after he decided to continue studying for the priesthood.
A similar opinion piece credited to Monaco published Aug. 9 on the website ChurchMilitant.com identifies the minor seminary as St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania and the major seminary as St. John’s, which Monaco attended from 2014-2016.
The archdiocese also confirmed that the “major seminary” referred to in the article is St. John’s Seminary.
In the OnePeterFive piece, Monaco said he decided to speak out after hearing about the allegations of abuse of seminarians made against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.
Another allegation came in an Aug. 7 comment by a person named Andrew Solkshinitz on the archdiocese’s Facebook page, which was linked to Monaco’s article.
“I can confirm that this is true and in fact there are so many similar stories about this place. As a former Boston seminarian for 3 years I am calling upon the church to seriously examine the seminary located on Lake street. The church has not learned her lesson and maybe if the stories are once again made public then things will finally change,” Solkshinitz wrote.
On his personal Facebook page, Solkshinitz wrote that he was propositioned by a fellow student during his time at St. John’s. He said when he brought the matter to the attention of the archdiocese’s vocation’s director and vice rector and his concerns were dismissed.
Cardinal O’Malley called the allegations, “a source of serious concern to me as Archbishop of Boston.”
“The ministry of the Catholic priesthood requires a foundation of trust with the people of the Church and the wider community in which our priests serve. I am determined that all our seminaries meet that standard of trust and provide the formation necessary for priests to live a demanding vocation of service in our contemporary society,” the cardinal said.
Msgr. James P. Moroney: “How can you close me up? On what grounds?”
Cardinal O’Malley: “I’m shocked! Shocked to find that homosexual perversions are going on in here!”
YEAH SURE!!! I question the timing of this “addressing of these serious matters”!
…as hundreds, maybe thousands of faithful Catholics are finally putting their foot down and demanding that their bishops start acting like men of God!!!
..just quit the antics Sean. Resign. You knew about McCarrick and you and everyone with a brain knows about the shenanigans that have gone on at St. John’s Seminary FOR DECADES! The archdiocese needs a man of faith as it’s shepherd – not just an able paper-shuffling administrator.
Oh! ..and did you notice dear reader; the third leg on the stool of “leadership of the inquiry”?
Kimberly Y Jones! yes! the Deval Patrick-appointed “hack” who’s tendrils have grown deep into the tangle of state-funded non-profit organizations where the policy-wonk, “make-work” directors, executive directors and board members get six-figure incomes just for essentially patting one another on the back and bundling donations for Democrat politicians. This “servant of the community” founded her own law firm. Quite an achievement. She’s done quite well. I wonder what the Archdiocese is paying her to cover Sean’s ass legally? The fact that a well-connected, liberal, public-sector employment law attorney is so central to a Catholic inquiry by a Catholic bishop into whether or not Catholic moral/behavioral standards are being maintained at a Catholic seminary where men are to be trained as devout Catholic priests… frightens me.
by Allan Gillis