Monday, October 27, 2014

They Died for the Mass - Michael Davies

They Died for the Mass - Michael Davies

The Prayer Book rebellion in Cornwall and Devon took place in 1549 in opposition to the new liturgy imposed by Edward VI and Thomas Cranmer.

The link below will take you to the YouTube video:

http://youtu.be/Yno-LHwGHH0

The program is over an hour long and well worth listening to. As I listen to Michael Davies I can't help but be reminded of St. Paul the Apostle. Davies it seems to me is an apostle of our times. May his soul rest in peace.

Some of Michael Davies works can be found online at:

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"It is the Mass that Matters"
MICHAEL DAVIES

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By insisting that it was the Mass that mattered, and that it mattered more than anything else, the humble peasants of Devon and Cornwall displayed a profoundly Catholic instinct, a true sensus Catholicus. Their conviction that if
the Mass could be destroyed the faith itself would be destroyed was one that they shared with the arch-heretic Martin Luther, who once said: "Once the Mass has been overthrown, I say we'll have overthrown the whole of Popedom." 2 The Protestant heresy was directed not primarily against the papacy but against the Mass.

The Catholics of the west had demanded that those who would not accept their demands should "dye lyke heretykes against the holy Catholyque fayth." In the event, it was the rebels who died when the rebellion was eventually crushed, principally due to the presence of foreign mercenaries. The Catholic army fought in battle after battle with a courage that even their opponents acknowledged, but only one outcome was possible. The final battle took place at Kings Weston in Somerset on August 29. Exhausted by forced marches, the rebels were in no condition to withstand the royal army. After "great slaughter and execution" they were overwhelmed, leaving 104 men prisoners. Singly or in pairs they were hanged in Bath, Frome, Wells, Glastonbury, Ilminster, Dunster, Milverton, Wiveliscombe and other Somerset towns. At least 4,000 West country men died for the traditional Mass at the hands of the royal army, an enormous number at that time. The new Mass in English had received its baptism of blood. In their deaths as in their lives the peasants of the west had shown that for them it was truly the Mass that mattered. Some words from the Book of Wisdom seem to have been written specifically for these Martyrs for the Mass:

In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure was taken for misery. And their going away
from us for utter destruction: but they are in peace. And though in the sight of men they suffered torments, their hope is full of immortality. Afflicted in few things, in many they shall be well rewarded: because God has tried them, and found them worthy of himself. As gold in the furnace he hath proved them, and as a victim of a holocaust he hath received them, and in time there shall be respect had to them (3:2-6).

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Church's dialogue to death with the jews

The Church's dialogue to death with the jews

Di Segni, "But for the Synod Jews living in sin?"

LINK (to English translation by Google)

"Riccardo Di Segni, chief rabbi of the Jewish community of Rome, questions of a sentence in the final report of the extraordinary synod on the family just ended at the Vatican, advancing the question that emerges from the text, with regard to marriage, the idea that Jews would live in sin and they would have had ended."

"With a certain hardness of form and substance Bishops are telling us today that we who follow the Torah of Moses, we would sin and that our era is over. How hard is dialogue."

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... off the record in a private conversation di segni added, "But for the Synod Jesus is the Messiah? How hard is dialogue."

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More links to story:

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2014/10/chief-rabbi-complains-about-synod-paper.html

http://angelqueen.org/2014/10/26/chief-rabbi-complains-about-synod-paper-we-jews-live-in-sin-our-era-is-at-an-end/

http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/news/dettaglio-articolo/articolo/sinodo-famiglia-37090/

NOTE: The original story on Vatican Insider is from Tuesday, 10/22. Just days after the release of the final synod document. The story is in Italian -- no English or Spanish version is available. And nobody in the secular or Catholic press noticed until now! Way to cover up for the enemies of the Church. Eponymous Flower is the one that is breaking the story.

Pro-life and anti-bergoglio

Pro-life and anti-bergoglio

The one good thing that has come out of the synod (on sex) is that more Catholics have begun to realize the truth about bergoglio's plan to destroy the Church.

This is particularly true of the Catholic pro-Life movement -- especially at LifeSiteNews.

I have been following LIfeSiteNews for years and know that they are very faithful to the Catholic Church.

LifeSiteNews is a powerful force in the pro-Life movement and in the Catholic Church. So for them to openly criticize bergoglio marks a major turning point in this papacy.

This essentially means that criticism of bergoglio for his anti-Catholic statements and actions has gone mainstream. (Despite the retreat by Michael Voris.)

It is clear that LIfeSiteNews had a very tough choice to make -- either they could support Life or they could support bergoglio... but they could not support both.

They could support the truth or they could support the lies being spread by bergoglio... but they could not support both.

The truth matters. Upholding the teachings of the Catholic Church matters. It matters to the young girl facing the "choice" of having an abortion -- the "choice" of destroying the life of her unborn child. It matters to young boys who are confused and mis-guided by the pro-sodomite propaganda in movies, TV and music. It matters to Catholic families and all families trying to hold together and fight off the pressures from secular society.

Please support LIfeSiteNews through your donations and through your prayers.

https://www.lifesitenews.com

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"Pope Francis revealing his take on Synod controversies in his private homilies?"

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While Pope Francis has been silent about many of the controversial matters being debated at the Synod, both in the lead-up to the Synod and in the Synod Hall, veteran Vatican watchers say he has been obliquely making his views known through other avenues, including through some of his close advisors, as well his homilies at his private morning masses.

When it comes to advisors, none have sparked more speculation than Cardinal Walter Kasper, with debate swirling for months about whether Pope Francis himself personally supports Cardinal Kasper’s controversial proposal to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive communion in some circumstances. 

While the cardinal himself has repeatedly claimed the pope’s support, and Francis has repeatedly praised the cardinal on a personal level and his writing in general, no explicit confirmation of the pope’s position on the specific issue has been forthcoming. But in an explosive interview yesterday Kasper was arguably more explicit than ever before, bluntly telling Edward Pentin of Zenit that the pontiff “wants” the change. "Of course, the pope wants it and the world needs it," he said.

If so, it is hard to interpret a homily from Pope Francis on the morning of October 13, 2014, the day the controversial “mid-term” report was released, creating a firestorm inside and outside the Synod, as anything other than the pope strongly hinting at his views on this, and possibly other controversies at the ongoing Synod.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Chaput is confused

Chaput is confused

Now Archbishop Chaput tells us that he was not criticizing the synod and saying that it was confusing... and of the devil...

CNA says, "Archbishop Chaput rejects 'false' media reports on synod comments"

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The problem is that Chaput is just getting around to this confusing rejection on  October 24...

On October 21 the headline from Religion News Service (RNS) was “Archbishop Chaput Blasts Vatican Debate on Family, says ‘Confusion is of the Devil’.”

Apparently the Archdiocese of Philadelphia didn't like the tone of that headline so Religion News Service changed it to “Archbishop Chaput ‘disturbed’ by Synod Debate, Says ‘Confusion is of the Devil’.”

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Chaput is confused... which way are the Vatican winds blowing...?

What is a spineless "conservative" bishop to do when confronted by bergoglio's "god of surprises"?

... back in the day when Ratzinger was pope it was cool to be conservative... all the cool bishops were conservative...

Now it is so confusing for spineless bishops... twisting and flapping in the wind... crawling on their spineless bellies...

Is it cool to be like Burke...?

What is going to get me the most airtime on EWTN?

... apparently Chaput has come to the conclusion that the short-lived palace coup by the ratzingerians has failed... and he no longer wants to be associated with the "conservative" crowd... like Pell and Burke...

... IMO Chaput is vying for a red hat and he will do and say whatever is needed in order to continue his ecclesial career climb...

It's all very confusing, I know... and confusion is of...?

So let me be very clear... my take on all of this is that Chaput wanted to send a message that he is still a "conservative" in spite of the obvious "liberal" shift in the
Church being orchestrated by don bergoglio. And so he had his people contact the RNS people and the story was  written with the first headline with his approval. And then Chaput decided that the first headline was a little too controversial and so his people contacted the RNS people and the headline was changed. A few days later Chaput decided that he wanted nothing to do with criticizing the synod and now he wants the story retracted... but it's too late. So Chaput denies that he intended to criticize the synod and tries to spin the story in a way that makes it sound like he was really criticizing the media protrayal of the synod and not the synod itself...

... it's called "plausible deniability" baby and it's the way the game is played in the always confusing world of politics...

... but the Church is supposed to be above politics... very confusing... and confusion is of... yes, that's right... confusion is of the devil...

... this confusing message brought to you by bergoglio and his demonic friends...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Ratzinger vs. bergoglio?

Ratzinger vs. bergoglio?

"Retired pope says interreligious dialogue no substitute for mission" [See news story below.]

This is what happens when you have "two popes"... thanks to Herr Ratzinger and his surprise "retirement" to "prayer"... more confusion... as if we don't have enough already...

And confusion is of... the devil... even Cardinal Chaput agrees on this [LINK]...

Oops, I meant to say Archbishop Chaput... somehow, I think it is going to be a while before Chaput becomes a cardinal... if ever...

We´ll see a Cardinal Cupich before a Cardinal Chaput... I would be willing to bet bergoglio's pectoral "cross" on that...

So now does this indicate that there is an all out power struggle going on behind the scenes at the Vatican between the two modernist camps -- the ratzingerians and the bergoglians...?

We saw some signs of this power struggle come out in the open during the debates in the synod (on sex)...

What's next a rumble between the Jets (bergoglians) and the Sharks (ratzingerians)?

[The reference is to West Side Story for those too young to remember...]

Tonight... tonight!

Maria... I just met a girl named Maria...

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"Retired pope says interreligious dialogue no substitute for mission"

BY  FRANCIS X. ROCCA, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE -- October 23, 2014

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VATICAN CITY - Retired Pope Benedict XVI said dialogue with other religions is no substitute for spreading the Gospel to non-Christian cultures, and warned against relativistic ideas of religious truth as "lethal to faith." He also said the true motivation for missionary work is not to increase the church's size but to share the joy of knowing Christ.

The retired pope's words appeared in written remarks to faculty members and students at Rome's Pontifical Urbanian University, which belongs to the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household and personal secretary to retired Pope Benedict, read the 1,800-word message aloud Oct. 21, at a ceremony dedicating the university's renovated main lecture hall to the retired pope.

The speech is one of a handful of public statements, including an interview and a published letter to a journalist, that Pope Benedict has made since he retired in February 2013.

"The risen Lord instructed his apostles, and through them his disciples in all ages, to take his word to the ends of the earth and to make disciples of all people," retired Pope Benedict wrote. "'But does that still apply?' many inside and outside the church ask themselves today. 'Is mission still something for today? Would it not be more appropriate to meet in dialogue among religions and serve together the cause of world peace?' The counter-question is: 'Can dialogue substitute for mission?'

"In fact, many today think religions should respect each other and, in their dialogue, become a common force for peace. According to this way of thinking, it is usually taken for granted that different religions are variants of one and the same reality," the retired pope wrote. "The question of truth, that which originally motivated Christians more than any other, is here put inside parentheses. It is assumed that the authentic truth about God is in the last analysis unreachable and that at best one can represent the ineffable with a variety of symbols. This renunciation of truth seems realistic and useful for peace among religions in the world.

"It is nevertheless lethal to faith. In fact, faith loses its binding character and its seriousness, everything is reduced to interchangeable symbols, capable of referring only distantly to the inaccessible mystery of the divine," he wrote.
Pope Benedict wrote that some religions, particularly "tribal religions," are "waiting for the encounter with Jesus Christ," but that this "encounter is always reciprocal. Christ is waiting for their history, their wisdom, their vision of the things." This encounter can also give new life to Christianity, which has grown tired in its historical heartlands, he wrote.

"We proclaim Jesus Christ not to procure as many members as possible for our community, and still less in order to gain power," the retired pope wrote. "We speak of him because we feel the duty to transmit that joy which has been given to us."

The synod from hell

The synod from hell

... brought to you by the pope from... Argentina... which as far as we can tell is as close to hell as you can get without leaving the surface of the planet...

The Remnant has posted two new videos which review the synod and the impact it has had and where the Church is headed under the leadership of bergoglio.

Video 1: Remnant Underground, Episode 22: The Synod from Hell -- LINK

Video 2: The Remnant Forum: The Pope's Synod: ROUND 1 -- LINK

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Here is a previous video from July 2014 from the Remnant that discusses the synod.

Occupy Vatican: Bracing for the Synod on the Family -- LINK

"The Remnant Forum's Michael Matt and Christopher Ferrara break down Instrumentum Laboris—the working document for the coming Synod on the Family in Rome.  Question: Are the revolutionaries who broke the Church in the first place really in any position to fix it now?"

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And this is what I wrote at the time regarding this video.

"Radical synod: Oktober 2014 revolution!"

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Christopher Ferrara repeatedly makes the point that the next phase in the revolution is an assault on Church teachings on morality. This is the one area that was considered more or less out of bounds as the Vatican heirarchy officially  implemented changes in the Church "in the spirit of Vatican II".  And now that final fortress wall is about to be breached and the demonic army will come rushing through to attack the inner sanctum of the Church. The Holy of Holies.

So that is why I refer to the upcoming Oktober revolution as the "synod on sex" rather than the "synod on the family". The theme of the "modern crisis" of the family is simply a propaganda ploy to bring the sexual revolution into the Church.

The popular media likes to portray the Church as being "obsessed with sex", but actually they are the ones obsessed with sex and only cover the Church when it relates to how Church teachings impede the progress of the sexual revolution.

And of course bergoglio infamously chimed in and said that the Church was "obsessed" with issues of morality such as abortion and "homosexual marriage".

bergoglio and "friends" have chosen the issue of "communion for the divorced and re-married" as their perfect propaganda tool in which they can put into practice the world's largest "situational ethics" therapy session.

"How do YOU feel about that?"
"How does that make you FEEL?"
"What would YOU do when faced with this situation?"

God? Commandments? Dogma? Tradition? Even the teachings of Christ are thrown out in this phony excercise of mass "group therapy" where the unwitting guinea pigs are the Catholic faithful worldwide.

Kyrie eleison!
Holy Mother Mary, pray for us!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The end of the Catholic World?

The end of the Catholic World?

Take it away Louie Verricchio with the Catholic version of "the end of the world as we know it"...

LINK to VIDEO

Hey Louie, where are the lyrics?