March for Life 2016, like many pro life groups, seems to embrace faux science, even in the face of repetitive fraternal corrections, says Prof. Dianne Irving, in her recent piece discussing the matter. It is not a matter of not knowing, but rather choosing to embrace outdated or ill informed statements that have no bearing in scientific data.
One such phrase that drives ESH up a wall is “from conception to natural death”, often quoted by religious and pro-life sources, which is prima faciae a gross scientific untruth. Such a phrase rules out defending the right to life of babies conceived by artificial means (e.g. IVF, ART, et alia) and natural means (e.g. twinning in the womb of identical twins).
Read Irving’s well elucidated truth in the link above and…PLEASE…stop using faux science and calling it pro life.
As end of year time brings us the need to select benefits for next year, ESH is just recalling all the upside benefits and selling points of Mohammedanism…
Clear and direct answer with a depth of detailed analysis and stats to back it up come from Fr Carrota, the Trad Priest blog.
The great Springtime of Renewal promoted non stop by the modernist neocon Catholics, including all the way to the top, continues to sputter, falter and show continued signs of regression, not progression.
To think otherwise is to have the same psychiatric delusions of say, a Caitlyn Jenner. Just cause you want it don’t mean it will be so. If that were true, ESH would be the King of France. Yet we all know Hollande and his socialist friends won’t let ESH run things in Paris.
Read and weep. The Church in Amerikka is, and has been, missionary ground, if only the collegial conciliar fanatics would only have the same zeal for forming new vocations as they do for, say, ecumania and statements on the environment which they prefer to worship, rather than the Creator of that environment. Leaving them standing much as the profane, secular world that masonically worships man rather than the One, Triune God.
So Amerikka will import priests from Africa and Asia, if any remain after ISIS murdering ways. And some from places such as Poland, ravaged for decades by godless atheistic communism, now reeling as the West does from materialism, the flip side of communism.
On a positive note, despite the hostilities by the conciliar church leaders to conversion, a number of protestants (including former “ministers”) are making their way into the One True Church of Christ, several of them via the Byzantine and other Eastern Rites, where more sanity has prevailed since the revolution of Vatican II. But even there, all is not well. Ten years ago the Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostum–the Mass of the Byzantine Rites–changed the millenial Nicene Creed to remove that long time bogey man of the Orthodox world, the filioque, conceding that the Holy Ghost proceeds from only the Father.
Only in the Traditional Rites does one see growth in vocations since the 1960s. One example: St Thomas Aquinas Seminary is bursting at the seems so much, that the SSPX is poised to open a new huge seminary in rural Virginia, moving that operation from Winona, MN where it has been for almost 30 yrs because they just cannot hold all the young men seeking a solid orthodox training and the insurmountable obstacle to heresy found in the Tridentine Rite Holy Mass. It’s getting hard for the dicosese of Richmond, VA to ignore them anymore.
In Pittsburgh, the SSPX took back once Catholic Sts James Church in the city’s West End right from under the nose of Bishop Zubik, after the diocese closed it in 2004. Zubik’s “inclusive” response was nothing short of a woman scorned with a fury reserved only to the faithful of Christ’s only True Church.
So much mercy, so much caring, sharing and “new evangeliszation” examples adorn these remains of the Novus Ordo’s “square earth society”.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of this saintly priest who took his vows quite seriously, and worked tirelessly–at the cost of much calumny and vituperation against his person–for the Message of Our Lady of Fatima of repentance and conversion, and the still-to-be-performed consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Holy Father in unison with all the world’s bishops at the same time.
|He never enriched himself from his aposolate and lived ascetically by today’s materialistic standards by many religious.
He was devoted to the Immemorial Tridentine Rite Mass as he progressed in years. He was fearless against attacks by enemies of the Faith, the Church and Our Lady, to Whom he was assiduously devoted.
ESH was fortunate to meet Fr Gruner several times, either at his own Center’s conferences or at one of the many times he spoke at Human Life International conferences.
|Requiescat in pace!
Catholic Family News
from Catholic Family News editor John Vennari…
Father Nicholas Gruner
Requiescat in pace
By now you probably heard about the sudden death of Father Nicholas Gruner. He died of an apparent heart attack on April 29 around 7:00 pm while working at his office in Fort Erie.
Father Gruner was truly the world expert on Fatima. I can say this as one who worked closely with him for over 20 years. He was more knowledgeable on this subject, and on the true nature of the Fatima Message than anyone else. His devotion to Our Lady was strong and genuine.
Please remember Father Gruner in your prayers, a good personal friend and true Catholic Crusader.
In the Immaculate Heart,
Below is the announcement from the Fatima Center:
Rest in Peace
Father Nicholas Gruner
May 4, 1942 — April 29, 2015
The Management Team of the Fatima Center sadly announces the death of Father Nicholas Gruner, who passed away suddenly this evening.
Father died at his office, working to his last breath on the goals to which he dedicated his 38 years in the priesthood — the promotion of the Message of Fatima, especially the release of the full Third Secret and the Consecration of Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart.
Details concerning the wake/visitation and funeral for Father will be announced in the upcoming days. For now, in your charity, please pray for Father and for his Apostolate, which will continue to seek to bring his life’s work to a successful conclusion.
Please click here for both video and information on funeral…
(Funeral Mass to be held in Niagara Falls this Saturday)
Bergoglio is doing to the Church what O’Bama, the part Irish Kenyan kommie, has done to the USA these past 6 years. ESH has said this frequently over the past 3 years and it remains truer and truer each passing day, something with which one cannot be pleased since it wounds the spotless Bride of Christ with a recurring Passion and Golgotha from within rather the usual enemies from without.
It is not a new concept. Judas was the first such internal traitor. There have been many since the past 2000 years. The holy Pope St Pius X said as much in his groundbreaking encyclical on Modernism, Pascendi Dominici Gregis, when he directly attacked the synthesis of all heresies–Modernism–and stated its worst proponents were within the bosom of Holy Mother Church.
So, Ann Barnhardt, re-converted protestant to Catholic Tradition a few years back, holds no punches when she decides to expose evil and error. She is not timid nor the stuff used to make jello like diplomats.
She nails it again, tapping into Church teaching (the official kind) and the excellent works of the telegenic saintly Blessed Bishop Fulton Sheen. Is she right or wrong? Excessive? Divisive? There are many names the devil uses to call those who expose his scheming and machinations, even in the guise of a liberation theology afficianado like Bergoglio.
You can read it all here….
Father Haley, a priest in the diocese of Arlington, VA, has been permanently suspended by Bishop Paul Loverde for testifying in a legal deposition about the immoral practices of his fellow diocesan clergy. In a formal notice to Haley, given on October 28, 2002, Bishop Loverde stated that Haley was guilty of violating an order for him not to publicize priestly wrongdoing in order “to avoid scandal, to maintain ecclesiastical discipline and to protect the reputation and privacy of both the faithful and priests of this diocese.” [As quoted in The Washington Times, November 13, 2002.]
In fact Father Haley never went public with any of his incriminating information. For years he went privately to Bishop Loverde, not just with his complaints, but with indisputable evidence of clergy immorality in his diocese. Bishop Loverde’s reference to Haley “publicizing priestly wrongdoing” concerns deposition testimony given by Father Haley pursuant to a law suit brought against Bishop Loverde and his diocese by a parishioner, James Lambert. The suit alleged diocesan negligence in failing to remove an obviously unfit priest who had given public scandal for years. [The lawsuit was eventually dismissed for failing to comply with the statute of limitations.]
Having exposed the perverted sodomites of the lavendar mafia , now he must suffer in virtual silence. Pray for this courageous priests, and all proests, that they may faithfully discharge their duties and vows.
In a spectacularly courageous move, a Norfolk, VA priest has cut off his local affiliated Knights of Columbus council which has procured abortoholic Dem Gov Terry McAuliffe as the “grand marshal” of their upcoming St Patrick’s Day parade next week.
The council, working behind the back of the pastor and mendaciously stating they would remove McAuliffe from the parade, shows a continuin religious scnadal and cancer among many K of C councils that coddle and protect abortoholic and pro-sodomite politicians who claim to be “catholic”.
The priest consulted with the local ordinary before acting.
“Governor McAuliffe stands contrary to the Catholic Church in not one but many of the most essential teachings of the Church in the political arena,” the Norfolk pastor wrote in a March 5 letter to parishioners, distributed at Sunday Mass on March 8. “He himself promised to be a ‘brick wall’ against restrictions on abortion, has taken away commonsense protections for women in abortion facilities and lowered safety standards, and consistently takes money from pro-abortion lobbying groups.”
“Further, he not only favors the re-definition of marriage, he himself performed a gay ‘marriage’ as soon as a court overturned the law of the Commonwealth,” [ESH emphasis] Father Beeman wrote. “Marriage and Life are two of the foundational efforts of the Knights of Columbus as a national organization, so it is dumbfounding how the Knights could then decide to honor the Governor.”
Father Beeman was acting on the advice of Richmond Bishop Francis DiLorenzo in contacting the state council, he said, as well as in making the national office aware of the situation.
He had written the council last year at the request of one of the bishop’s vicars to request the committee keep the parade a non-political event and not honor any political candidate, office holder or former office holder above the city level.
MCAuliffe also led a delegation recently promoting closer ties to the communist dictatorship in Cuba.
Just a friendly reminder from your neighborhood Hunky, this week Weds, Fri and Saturday are “Ember Days” on the
Traditional Roman calendar.
This traditionally meant days of fasting and partial abstinence, which are voluntary today. In the penitential motif of Holy Lent, and our efforts to be closer to God, these practices were commonplace not so many decades ago, with the change of seasons, just as we are ready to go into Spring, despite the winter like weather in most parts of the US, even the normally more balmy South and West.
Ember Days were any of a number of days reserved for fasting and prayer in the Western Catholic Church. Ember days traditionally comprise the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday following St. Lucy’s Day (December 13), the first Sunday in Lent, Pentecost (Whitsun), and Holy Cross Day (September 14), though other days are observed locally.
In the Eastern Rites, five All Souls Saturdays are observed, 3 of which fall during Holy Lent in successive weeks, with the praying for the souls of the dearly departed who may still be in Purgatory anticipating a heavenly reward at the appointed time. A roll call of names of the deceased (Hramoty) is read during a service called Panachida which closely resembles the prayers before the casket at wakes or at the grave site during funerals, in the Eastern Rites.
The other two All Souls Saturdays are the Saturday of Meatfare Week (2nd Sunday before Lent) and the Saturday before Pentecost Sunday.
Let’s do that something extra this Holy Lent to become more closer to God spiritually, along with other acts of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. These are two additional ways one can do that.
Pagan gods of the blood thirsty Incas were invoked last month in Chile…
Part of the ceremony of episcopal consecration of Fr Moises Atisha as the new Bishop of Arica, Chile, was an act of Inca worship, dedicated to the pagan gods Pachamama (earth), Tata Inti (sun) and the Malkus (spirits of the mountains). A large group of Chilean Bishops was present at that ceremony on January 17, 2015.
See more of the photos at the article at Tradition In Action…here’s just one of the event, with Catholic bishops and priests participating in a pagan ceremony in direct refutation of the First Commandment, offering various items to placate pagan deities:
And when will the bishop(s) who is/are spiritually in charge of the souls in Washington, DC or Boston, MA (the two regular domiciles of US Secy of State John Kerry) act in a manner called upon his/their office, and publicly rebuke apostates like Kerry and other “catholic” politicians, much less allow them to create scandal and receive Holy Communion in patently sacreligious conditions? That would be Cardinal “Donna” Weurl and Cardinal Sean O’Malley, respectively.
Here’s the quote from the story reporting that the US will be the first nation to have an ambassador of sodomy, promoting this sewer mortal sin activity on an international scale:
“In a press release, the US State Department said Randy Berry, an openly homosexual [sodomite] diplomat, will be its special envoy to promote homosexual rights (sic). State Department Secretary John Kerry said, ‘We’re working to
overturn laws that criminalize consensual same-sex conduct in countries around the world.’ ”
Of course, sane people who adhere to any semblance of Christian morality know that evil has no rights, and sodomite acts are in and of themselves emanating from the will and inherently disordered and sinful.
ESH calls & prays for the next president in 2016 to remove this “position” which advances the prince of this world and his efforts to drag souls down to hell with him. Please do the same, dear reader.
Pope Francis was at it again last Sunday, using the gospel of Jesus healing the leper to once again beat down those who see the mercy of Christ AND the need for repentance and conversion. Not the “either/or” false dichotomy of the Pope. He did so at the Sunday consistory for a number of cardinals.
He dwells long and hard with laying out more and more his social justice church of “mercy” that throws off the commandments required by its Founder.
The Bergoglio Cardinal Gang of Eight
Read here from the Remnant on this excellent insight into the contradictory psyche of Francis and his Newchurch.
The conclusion from the author is chilling:
“The gravity of this looming crisis cannot be overstated. If this proposal is adopted, it will be more far-reaching than any other of the post-Conciliar manipulations like Communion in the hand or altar girls. This will strike, in one blow, against the very pillars of the Faith: the Eucharist and the priesthood. The Eucharist, the presence of which was barely preserved in the New Mass, will be systematically desecrated. And those who will be expected to do the desecrating will be the priests, who will certainly be punished if they refuse.
“It will also put paid to whatever hopes we have of restoring the Faith by the work of an up-and-coming young faithful priesthood, since only men who have demonstrated their willingness to desecrate the Holy Eucharist will be considered suitable for the seminary.”
ESH sees more and more the program of anti-Christ and anti-God freemasonry infection within the highest levels of the Bride of Christ infecting it thoroughly from the top on down. They need not overtake the Church when they have someone who thinks as they do at the helm.
Listen to Michael Matt, editor and publisher of The Remnant, discuss the pedantics of Hobbit star, Stephen Fry, as the latterblasphemes God and proudly proclaims his faith in dogmatic atheism.Fry also played the British psychologist on the zfox series Bones.
Michael Matt uses Adam, Eve, Genesis and Bono to answer Fry and challenge de facto false religions such as atheism and evolution. He discusses the issue with Catholic pro-life attorney Chris Ferrara.
Fry, 57, recently “married” his 27 yr old homosexual lover in sodomite bliss. After a troubled childhood and adolescence, during which he was expelled from two schools and spent three months in prison, Fry went into acting.
Like most Brit thespians, he likes to make his fortune in the USA–while attacking its success story for millions–with its more favorable tax structure and opportunities vs the 55% income tax rate in dreary England.
Don’t you think it’s time Catholics got serious about the heresy of Darwinian Evolution? And ship back British actors so American aspiring entertainers can procure jobs in movies, TV and radio as is rightfully theirs?
From DICI 1/30/15, the text says it all, especially the end.
ESH also says “Je suis catholique!” and not some pagan lost religion from which Francis seems we of the one, truth faith can learn something. Here ESH thought Christ was the light of the world, the narrow sheep gate through which we must go to reach the Father and eternal salvation.
The church “has become more respectful”? She always has been, it does not mean you stop telling the truth, even if it is hard to hear: those outside the Barque of Peter are going to hell, Holy Father. Too bad you forgot the catechism of your youth, even though you act as if you remember. This modernism is destructive and scandalizes the faithful, at least those who continue to bitterly cling to their Traditional Faith.
“On board the airplane that brought him from Colombo to Manila on January 15, 2015, the Supreme Pontiff answered questions from journalists. One of them, Christoph Schmidt, asked him about that visit to the Buddhist temple. “What was the reason for such an apparently spontaneous visit? Are you impressed by that religion? We know that the Christian missionaries believed right up to the twentieth century that Buddhism was a fraud, a diabolical religion.”
“The Pope replied that the man in charge of the temple “came to greet me at the airport and I went to visit him…. At Madhu I saw something which I would never have expected: not everyone there was Catholic, not even the majority! There were Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and each one came to pray; they go and they say they receive graces there. There is among the people—and the people are never wrong—the sense that there is something there that unites them. And if they are so naturally united in going together to pray at that shrine…, then why shouldn’t I go to a Buddhist temple to greet them? What happened yesterday at Madhu is very important. It helps us to understand the meaning of the interreligious experience in Sri Lanka: there is respect for one another. There are small fundamentalist groups, but these are not with the people: they are ideological elites….
“Now, as for their going to hell! Even the Protestants…. When I was a child, some seventy years ago, all Protestants were going to hell, all of them. That’s what we were told…. But I believe that the Church has become much more respectful—as I said during the interreligious meeting in Colombo—and appreciative. When we read what the Second Vatican Council said about the values to be found in other religions, the Church has grown greatly in this regard. And yes, there are dark periods in the history of the Church, we must admit, without being ashamed, because we too are on a path of constant conversion: always moving from sin to grace. And this interreligious experience of fraternity, each always respecting the other, is a grace.”
This prompted the Italian journalist Alessandro Gnocchi to write at his website Riscossa Cristiana: “Interreligious experience regarded as a grace by the Vicar of Christ: never before had we gone that far. We had never reached the point where a Pontiff plainly calls the fact of not belonging to Our Lord a grace. In view of all the self-destructive activity that had brought the Church to this point, and to be realistic about it, we are surprised at the surprise of those who wonder how the Pope can say such things: this is Modernism, dear friends, sooner or later this had to happen. Welcome to the new religion. Me, I’m keeping the old one: ‘Je suis catholique.’” [The Italian author wrote here in French, parodying the signs held by those protesting the murder of the staff of Charlie Hebdo. – Translator’s note.]”
(Sources: apic/eda/vis/radiovatican/vatican.va/benoît-et-moi – DICI no. 309 dated January 30, 2015)
So, the mouth running of Pope Bergoglio has caused him much indigestion as Traditionalists and even some neo con conservatives have finally opened the schepulcre to rail against the incessant and increasing War on Tradition by this Pope.
Let us look to the insights that align with Catholic Tradition and the unchanging Magisterium that has always encouraged openness to life, which is not ‘tempting God’ as the Holy Father chided recently to a mother of 7.
From the recent interview of Fr Emmanuel DuChalard, SSPX, who was in the inaugural (1970) seminary class of SSPX at the seminary in Econe:
Can you say a few words on the initial formation of vocations?
“…Even if the ways of the Lord are infinite, the natural cradle for vocations is generally the Catholic family, then the example of true and holy priests in the parish. Liturgical service as altar servers also plays a decisive role, bringing the young boys close to the altar with deep respect. The traditional liturgy gave a sense of the Mystery and of the sacred. Today, for many, they no longer exist. The ideal of the Catholic family was a large family, always considered as a glory for the Church. Large families are thus generally a source of many vocations. In the Society there are many examples of the sort. One might ask why this connection between large families and vocations?
“A large family requires of the parents a spirit of generosity and of sacrifice, and of the children the ability to share, to renounce. They cannot live as egoists; the older ones have to help the younger ones. Is there any better way to educate a child in a spirit of sacrifice and service?
“A vocation is above all an answer to God’s call to sacrifice oneself, to leave all things to follow the Lord. He who is not used to sacrifice will have a hard time answering His call. Besides, the seminary life is a regular and community life. If someone is not used to that, it can be very difficult, almost impossible.
“It is for all these reasons that more and more pre-seminaries are being opened in the Society, in order to test and consolidate the vocations, but also to create little by little the habit of a regular and community life…”
Now, that would have been a much better and orthodox statement from the off-the-cuff pontiff. You can read the entire interview which also discusses the persecution of the FFI and cloistered nuns by the present Regime here…
This particular Catholic mom of 6 children (a 7th died in utero) had all of them delivered by C-section, not because she willed it, but because that was medically necessary.
ESH sure hopes the Pope doesn’t continue to pile on large Catholic families who follow the immutable teachings of the Church to submit to the will of God in fertility and fecundity, and not–as Francis so elegantly put it–to “test God”.
He mocks and throws loyal, faithful Catholics under the bus while swooning and placating the enemies of Jesus Christ and His One True Church. Faithful who have sacrificed and done much on account of the Faith of their fathers, the unchanging and true Faith, which has been taught for all, at all times, everywhere, not the man-centered modernism of post-Vatican II anthropology.
Especially telling of this heart-wrenching story is her ending, to wit:
“In addition, the Pope, he who should confirm our Faith, he who should support us, defend us, just threw mothers and fathers of large families to the lions! My husband just tells me that tomorrow at work he will be questioned about the Pope’s words. Evidently, the neocons, the type of Catholic who appears so clever, so obedient, so faithful, even though so coward and so full of human respect, they will defend the His Holiness’ words with some mental gymnastics saying the media distorted his words, that they put out of context what he said, that he said “rabbits” in the best possible way. They might even say that yes, those mothers of many children are indeed irresponsible. And they will feel so clever, so obedient, so faithful!
“Notwithstanding, me, my husband and my six children will not defend him. We will defend what the Church has always taught. I will never perform intellectual pirouettes to publicly excuse Peter whenever he assaults what has been always true and holy! I rather look up to heaven than to bury my head in the sand.
“In one of his comments, he even gave the dubious number experts defend is the ideal number per Family: 3. He also said the Church gives “many licit ways to limit procreation”. He used the example of a mother who is pregnant with her 8th child, having had 7 previous C-sections before that. She would be irresponsible. “Does she want to leave 7 orphans”? , asked the Pope. What does he suggest now that the child is already in the belly? Am I the only one who sees the very dangerous implications of the Bishop of Rome’s words? His Holiness does not know what he has done. He threw us to the lions of UN, of the NOW, of the Masons. Those lions, you know?!, that walk around us looking for someone to devour….
“But I have something to say to the many mothers of large families (many friends of mine, from our Chapel, in which blessed pews the many families of 3,4,5,6,7,10 children barely fit!), to the mothers who are discriminated for having had multiple C-sections, to the mothers who keep on having children despite the opinions of family members, of society and, unfortunately, of liberal sectors of the Church: “Let us run to embrace the cross! So many Christian women were given to the lions to be martyred. Let us not run from the cross! Ahead! Let us fill this Earth with holy priests and Christian parents and fill heaven with many saints”. Heaven is the prize, said Saint Therese.”
No need for all the neocon Catholic ‘splainers and helpy helpertons to trot out and tell us how ignorant we are, how we misunderstood the Pope, how he was incorrectly quoted by that godless secular drive by media, which now showers unending adultation and respect upon him, glories in his acceptance of the perverted sewer lifestyle of sodomites, the same kind of respect and democracy that condemned and crucified Our Lord and set Barabbas free.
Acting more like a secular commentator from Klan Parenthood than as the Vicar of Christ defending the Church’s traditional teachings on the family, especially in the area of fundity, Pope Francis went to his “off the cuff” mode during his flight home to Rome from the Philippines this weekend.
He reportedly had a long discussion with reporters on matters of contraception and large families.
His reported comments are at huge odds with those of say, Blessed Pope Pius XII, who often spoke on the matter using his ordinary magisterium, rather than “off the cuff”. ESH can count on the ‘splainers and helpy helpertons trotting out again to explain to us nincompoops how we misunderstood the Pope and how the secular media, whom he seems to revel in, misreported what he said “off the cuff”, not using his teaching office.
We’ve hear this tactic so often from the ‘splainers, helpy helpertons and the neocon Catholics, that it is quite tiresome and ineffective.
Really, insulting large families that value the unitive and procreative aspects of the conjugal act? Rather than contracept or abort their new babies away like the rest of the declining, post-Christian West? He said he wanted to kick some Argentinians in the butt over the matter when he was Archbishop there…will God do the same Holy Father with those who cause such grave scandal and betrayal of sacrificing large Catholic families? Shall they ingest potent steroids to chemically abort those babies you may find inconvenient, like the rest of the pagan godless West?
The truth is, Pope Francis, yet again, threw those most loyal and faithful to Christ, His Church and the Holy Father, under the bus rather than impart the truths–even the hard ones–to the unbelieving media and the masses of unbelievers, heretics, schismatics and pagans of the world.
For your review:
You’re not helping, even with six callers ahead of you, Jorge!
Thoroughly disgusting and an affront to the Blessed Sacrament was the bill of are at the historic Papal Mass in the Philippines yesterday, with an estimated 6 million people attending.
What wasn’t reported was the laisse faire attitude towards the Blessed Sacrament during the passing out of consecrated Hosts during that same Mass.
As the following video shows, those who hate Our Lord or Satanists could have easily desecrated or absconded (for later desecration) the Real Presence of Our Lord, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity.
The scandal known as the Bishop of Rome continues:
Please offer some manner of Reparation for this huge sacrilege against the Real Presence. The Angel of Fatima’s prayer is an excellent starting point:
Fatima Prayer of Reparation
Taught by the Angel to the Children at Fatima
“Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the sacrileges, outrages and indifference by which He Himself is offended. And through the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.”
The Kenyan kommie wants “free” community college tuition for all! Yeah! Yipee!
Small detail: none of it is free, but would add at least $34 Billion more too the national debt annually.
He also wants it to be paid by 50% federal and 50% local taxes. No suprise there, spread the wealth, call Joe the Plumber! Next, you can bet his instiable appetite for MORE government largesse will call for free tuition for all colleges. Book it Dano, you heard it here first. Jan 2017 can’t come soon enough!
More details to this marxist madness:
The Feast of Epiphany is today, Jan 6th, and it is upon us. It is also celebrated as a Holy Day of obligation in many European countries and certainly in the various Byzantine and Eastern Rites, known in the latter as Theophany.
One emphasizes the visit of the Three Magi to the Baby Jesus in Bethlehem, the latter celebrates the manifestation of Christ to the world with His baptism in the Jordan by St John the Baptist, the Forerunner.
Let the great Dominican theologian of the early 20th century explain the Epiphany:
The Feast of the Epiphany is the continuation of the mystery of Christmas; but it appears on the Calendar of the Church with its own special character. Its very name, which signifies Manifestation, implies that it celebrates the apparition of God to his creatures…
At Divine Liturgy today, the Byzantine Rites bless the “Jordan water” which is then taken home for personal use as a sacramental, much as the Roman Rite does at the Easter Vigil.
Matthew 3:13-17 – Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” (RSV)
Lamb and Redeemer – John’s baptism was looking toward repentance. Its purpose was to bring hearers to the point of experiencing conviction for their offenses. John, however, did not want anyone to draw the conclusion that Jesus himself also came to the Jordan to repent of his sins. So he sets this point straight from the outset by calling him both Lamb and Redeemer of all the sin that is in the world. He who is able to take away the sins of the whole world was himself without sin. (St. John Chrysostom, Commentary on Matthew)