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….
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:
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.
Please see the link from the Pontifical Academy for Life when it drafted this document in 2005 that, IMNHO, it may have magisterial weight since it was approved by John Paul II.
The summary is notable, especially the first line, in light of the recent political discussions around vaccinations and those objecting to them, especially for religious and moral reasons. This hype in the drive by media is a political tactic of the DNC and the left for the 2016 election (much like the “war on women” strategy of 2012), in an effort to demonize their opponents.
ESh thinks it offers an opportunity to re-visit a moral problem often ignored or misunderstood, even by pro-lifers and devout Catholics.
- More info on morally acceptable/unacceptable vaccines: http://www.cogforlife.org/vaccine-overview/
- More info on Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute founded by researcher/pharmacist Dr Theresa Deisher: http://www.cogforlife.org/soundchoice/
- Why is there a measles outbreak? Look directly for vax maker Merck which refuses to make its MMR and varicella vax from anything BUT aborted cells: http://www.cogforlife.org/2015/01/26/measles-outbreak-blame-merck-not-parents/
- Other Vatican documents on the topic: http://www.cogforlife.org/the-vatican-vaccines-from-abortion/
To summarize, it must be confirmed that:
- –there is a grave responsibility to use alternative vaccines and to make a conscientious objection with regard to those which have moral problems;
- – as regards the vaccines without an alternative, the need to contest so that others may be prepared must be reaffirmed, as should be the lawfulness of using the former in the meantime insomuch as is necessary in order to avoid a serious risk not only for one’s
- own children but also, and perhaps more specifically, for the health conditions of the population as a whole – especially for pregnant women;
- – the lawfulness of the use of these vaccines should not be misinterpreted as a declaration of the lawfulness of their production, marketing and use, but is to be understood as being a passive material cooperation and, in its mildest and remotest sense, also active, morally justified as an extrema ratio due to the necessity to provide for the good of one’s children and of the people who come in contact with the children (pregnant women);
- – such cooperation occurs in a context of moral coercion of the conscience of parents, who are forced to choose to act against their conscience or otherwise, to put the health of their children and of the population as a whole at risk. This is an unjust alternative choice, which must be eliminated as soon as possible.
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.
This info is so important in light of the anniversary of Roe v Wade and its companion decision Doe v Bolton this week, ESH is including the full comments of Prof Dianne Irving as well as the article by Judie Brown from ALL.
They discuss the faux protection offered by a pair of bills circulating in Congress right now. Neither bill does much for truly protecting the preborn and, in fact, leaves a wide berth for murder of preborns deemed life noth worth living because they may be conceived in rape, incest or asexually (e.g. IVF, ART and other methods).
The exceptions game is a one way spiral to more carnage, now 41 years removed from the SCOTUS power grab. Is this the same March For Life of Nellie Gray? What of those children? Are they not equally human? Biology and the Faith both confirm they are.
[Note: Brava to Judie Brown and to ALL! You just saved the lives of thousands if not millions of innocent living human beings! Many in prolife desperately need to see and understand why they are causing as many deaths. If you don’t used the accurate “language” then you can’t even think the objective truth, much less do anything to stop the killing spree. E.g., these days the genetic engineering of human sperm, oocytes and embryos in IVF and ART research laboratories and “infertility” clinics, as well as their production using “stem cells”, is accomplished by asexual human reproduction — not by “fertilization” (fusion of sperm and oocyte). If you think only “fertilization” or use only that term in your work, writings, protests, or legislation then you have left out all human beings asexually reproduced — including naturally occurring human monozygotic (identical) twins that are conceived within the woman’s fallopian tube. Thus all asexually reproduced human beings can be killed in destructive experimental research, and implanted into women without them knowing that the embryos are experimental and asexually reproduced — and thus usually aborted for specific “data” purposes, etc. Is prolife not supposed to protect all those living innocent human beings too?
Every time anyone in prolife uses scientifically inaccurate terms such as “pre-embryo”, “conception” (already legally defined in dozens of state laws as “implantation”!), “fertilization”, “in the womb”, etc., they are participating in formal and material cooperation in evil. It is so bad now that even when supposedly using the accurate terms those very terms are then in turn misdefined — such as in one of the “Life Principles” for the March For Life 2015, where the accurate and legitimate phrase “biological beginning” is falsely redefined as “fertilization” only as “when the Father’s sperm fertilizes the Mother’s ovum” [http://marchforlife.org/life-principles/]. Thus that “Life Principle” leaves out all asexually reproduced human beings. Another well-known example is the false phrase “in the womb”, since even sexual reproduction (fertilization) does NOT take place “in the womb”. Fertilization takes place in the woman’s fallopian tube in which the growing developing embryo travels for about 5-7 days before trying to implant in her womb — at which time the embryonic human being consists of hundreds of cells. Yet, many in prolife want to use abortifacients which kill (abort) the early embryo still in the woman’s fallopian tube and so look the other way. And needless to say, as fully described and documented in a recent article I passed along on “bioengineered wombs” [http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/01/the-high-tech-future-of-the-uterus/383232/] even the false phrase “in the womb” is totally irrelevant and outdated today! Don’t such uninformed or downright duplicitous prolifers even hear all those proabortioners, IVF/ART facilitators and genetic engineering researchers laughing at them?
Hopefully some of the following articles could be useful in helping people sort out the “language game” that has plagued prolife for at least the last 40 years. The science used in them is not my subjective opinion but rather direct quotations from extensive references using the accurate professional objective scientific sources. I welcome any questions or comments:
— Caution Again: Need to Use Newer URL’s for Carnegie Stages for Issues Concerning the Early Human Embryo, at: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_226new.url.html
— Theological, Scientific, Moral and Legal Reasons NOT to Promote “From Conception to Natural Death”, at: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_224erroneousphrase.html
— What you need to know about “IVG” (in vitro generated gametes), (March 20, 2014), at:
— Junk Science In, Junk Prolife Out (October 28, 2013), at: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_218junksciencejunkprolife1.html
— #1 – Totipotency: Scientific References (September 23, 2013), at:
— Beware New Prolife Calls for Human Cloning “Bans” (June 3, 2013), at: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_213beware.html
— FERTILIZATION and IMPLANTATION of the Early Human Embryo: Accurate Scientific Resources (May 8, 2013), at: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_212accurateresources1.html
— Plan B’s Manufacturer: Pills Can Be Abortifacient (April 27, 2013), at: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_211manufacturerandpills.html
— “Contraceptive” and “Morning After” Pills: Women and Young Girls, You’re On Your Own (April 5, 2013), at: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_210asecret.html
— “Conception” is not “The Immaculate Conception” (January 26, 2013), at:
— Errors in the “Sanctity of Human Life Act”, and the March For Life “Principles 2013” (January 15, 2013), at: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_208errorprolifeprinciples.html
— “Why Accurate Human Embryology Is Needed To Evaluate Current Trends In Research Involving Stem Cells, Genetic Engineering, Synthetic Biology and Nanotechnology” (November 20, 2012), at: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_206accuratehumanembryology1.html
— “Any Human Cell – iPS, Direct Programmed, Embryonic, Fetal or Adult – Can Be Genetically Engineered to Asexually Reproduce New Human Embryos for Purposes of Reproduction (‘Infertility’)” (November 2011), at: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_194cellasexuallyreproduce1.html
American Life League
January 20, 2015
A HUMAN BEING DIES EVERY TIME!
by Judie Brown
Leading up to the March for Life—and perhaps in an effort to grab a headline or two with a new or innovative idea—several pro-life legislative proposals are on the horizon. But at a time when the pro-life movement is focused on commemorating the deaths of millions of babies killed by abortion, these proposals are written in such a way that they would do nothing to halt the madness.
AUDIO: “A Human Being Dies Every Time”
The awkwardly titled Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act [http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2015/01/house-to-vote-on-pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act-january-22/#.VL6VbjJi5Rd] deals with those babies who are capable of feeling pain during an abortion and therefore require special attention. But, according to the language of the proposal, only those pain-capable babies NOT created [http://www.savethe1.com/?page_id=1470] by acts of rape or incest or perceived to be a direct threat to the life of the mother would be protected.
The same problem exists in the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act [http://www.opencongress.org/bill/hr217-112/show]. The act would not prohibit Title X money (your tax dollars) from going to organizations that commit or advocate for abortions IF the babies they are killing are conceived due to an act of rape or incest or because of a perceived threat to the life of the mother.
Let me repeat that. This proposal does NOT prohibit all Title X taxpayer funds from going to organizations or individuals that commit abortions.
Thus, sadly, neither of these even makes a dent in ending every abortion of every innocent baby from the moment of creation—his biological beginning. This is so because we don’t even know how to talk about when a preborn child’s life actually begins. It seems to me that my pro-life friends are either suffering from a political blind spot or simply do not want the fullness of truth to be part of their agenda.
For example, the March for Life publishes a set of principles [http://marchforlife.org/life-principles/] that, by including the phrase “when the father’s sperm fertilizes the mother’s ovum,” does not address the protection of all preborn babies. By that definition, it would overlook babies who are created asexually [ http://www.all.org/article/index/id/MTM2OTc//].
Only God knows how many babies would go unprotected if these principles prevailed.
Like the legislative proposals we discuss, these principles are flawed.
I ask you, if we pro-lifers are truly committed to defending and protecting every single preborn baby’s life, then don’t we have to be certain that our language reflects the truth? And if that is so, then why in the world aren’t we talking like we know what it means to defend every innocent person’s life from his biological beginning until his death?
Are we permitting politicians to tell us what is practical? I don’t know! But I can say, American Life League—thanks to the patient teaching of experts like Dr. Dianne Irving [http://lifeissues.net/writer.php?ID=irv] — has been at the forefront of teaching the right science for many years. And we fail to understand why such disconnect occurs repeatedly in the larger pro-life community.
After 42 years, why don’t we all get it? Are we dull, or do we intend to deconstruct the truth and leave the bodies of babies in the wake of our flawed efforts?
As for me and all of us at American Life League, we stand by what our vice president, Jim Sedlak, said [http://www.all.org/prolifethisweek/review] publicly last week: “You’ve gone about this all wrong for 40 years. You should have been fighting for the life of every single human being since the beginning; if you had, you wouldn’t need exceptions today. You’d be talking about every human being created by God instead of stating which ones of God’s creations need to be sacrificed for the greater good.”
I sincerely hope we have not forgotten—and that we will never forget—that a human being dies every time an abortion is performed.
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.”
From the “wish I had said it first” department, an excellent brief summary of the problem of the “Jes suis Charlie” robots who defend anything said about anyone, anytime. Truth is, blasphemies against the Son of God, and His Ever Virgin Mother are never defended by the leftist secular drive by media, here and abroad. Too bad the Pope did not defend the founder of the Church of which he is vicar on earth, and His Mother, with the alacrity with which he dispenses of his Traditionalist nemeses in the Church as neo-pelagians and other insults.
For whom does the bell toll?
One million demonstrators in Paris on January 11, 2015, chanted the slogan, “Je suis Charlie,”—“I am Charlie,” while brandishing a pen, which has become the symbol of assassinated freedom of expression; this is the official, unanimously agreed-on version of the media outlets and the political parties. But in reality, when you know what the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo really is, you would have had to attribute to each of those demonstrators the following sentiments: I am in favor of anarchy and sacrilege, like the cartoonists who depicted the Blessed Virgin in an obscene manner in their Christmas issue; I am a nihilist and a blasphemer like those who, a few years ago, drew two recycling bins with the caption, “This is my body” and “This is my blood,” or more recently showed a condom in the form of a Host.
On January 7, the day of the attack, Pope Francis declared that it was imperative to “oppose hatred and all forms of violence, which destroys human life, violates the dignity of the human person, and radically undermines the fundamental good of peaceful coexistence among persons and peoples, beyond differences of nationality, religion and culture.” And Bishop Stanislas Lalanne of the Diocese of Pontoise, and Bishop Pascal Delannoy of the Diocese of Saint-Denis were the official representatives of the Church at the January 11 demonstration. During that time, one of the surviving cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo said that he “puked on those who, suddenly, say that they are our friends,” and added ironically: “We have lots of new friends, like the Pope, Queen Elizabeth or Putin: that makes me laugh.”
On January 8 at noon, in the rain, Notre Dame Cathedral sounded the death knell. For whom did that bell toll?
–Father Alain Lorans
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)
This is a nice summary position of the madness of Kantian philosophy, which has broght us to the present state of affairs of subjective liberalism, that which denies objective truth and is a main cause of the malady sickness in the Church and society i.e. modernism.
Bishop Williamson, both loved and hated by different factions, does an excellent job bringing the essence of the problem to a head for those still uninitated as to why “things are so screwed up” in the world, both spiritually and otherwise.
Put aside the calumny and ad hominem attacks to review if this does not accurately explain many things of the malady of the Church and culture.
More updates on the curious case of known sodomite, pervert, pederast and pedophile Carlos Urrutigoity and his escapades across Pennsylvania/North American as well as South America.
This comes in a series done in an uncommon place, Commonweal, known more for its liberal “catholicism” than for anything else, usually sympathetic to the perverted sodomite cancer within the bosom of the Church.
In one section, after plying his targets with alcohol and smokes, “Urrutigoity would not allow John to use the SSJ’s car to attend AA meetings in town. “Fr. U. flatly forbade me,” John testified. ‘He said I didn’t need them…that it [AA] was full of crap.'”
Read the shocking story that, even as told, allows the perp to roam freely in South America.
The commies of the world showed everyone they still have some firepower, comrade!
The Kenyan kommie handed communist dictators in Cuba a huge PR victory at no cost to them and lots of cost to the USA yesterday, declaring he’s opening up trade and travel with the anti-capitalist running dogs. It is the will of the people. The Kenyan kommie said so! We can’t do things the same way and expect a different result. Really?
What do you call the same playbook the Dems and the left run to at every election. Oh, BTW, how did that work for ya in the Nov 2014 elections, Barrie? If the Castro bros hold a Liberation Theology Mass, presided by Pope Francis, and the Kenyan kommie is made altar BOY/valet, is that racist?
The poor, squashed citizens of Cuba got nothing in the deal and ther lot will remain piss poor, the same as it has since 1959 when Fidel’s commies overthrew Batista and nationalized most private property including casinos and the like held by the Mob. They have long memories, Dear Leader.
Poor Rubio and Cruz are really ticked off, rightly so. Let’s see if they make something of blocking this in the new Congress come Jan 2015.
The Sony capitulation involves a seedier backstory but is no less disturbing in terms of its meaning for fundamental rights, particularly the rights of free speech and private ownership of property.
Sony’s planned release of “The Interview” clearly caught the attention of North Korea’s psychotic despot dictator, Kim Jong Un.
Mr Rogan, tear down this screen! And so Sony did. Guess it’ll always be Sony in Pyongyang Now! So much about “courage” and “bravery” to discuss now at the Awards, especially after all these displays of raw cowardice.
This brave faithful priest continues to be persecuted by his bishop for…gasp, being loyal and faithful to his vows…
Please pray for the intentions of Fr Michael Rodiguez who was put involuntarily on “sabbatical” and may not offer Holy Mass in public during this time, something that in older times was reserved for the modernist quasi-masons who run many of the chanceries in the US today.
From the posting of his sermon on youtube:
As of November 10, 2014, Fr Michael Rodríguez, is no longer the Administrator of Sacred Heart Mission in Shafter, TX. He has been given a six-month sabbatical in order to discern God’s Will for the future. Fr Rodríguez remains a priest in good-standing of the Diocese of El Paso. He will most likely be looking at options for priestly ministry beyond the Diocese of El Paso. Fr Rodríguez has been offering the Traditional Latin Mass [Mass of All Times] exclusively for the past three years, and this has led to increasing difficulties for him with the local hierarchy. Fr Rodríguez asks for your prayers, and he especially asks you to pray for the small group of faithful (about 50) of the Presidio-Shafter area who are heartbroken over the loss of the Traditional Latin Mass and parish life based on the Traditional Latin Mass.
Admittedly, Fr Rodríguez is in a very difficult situation. On the one hand, he intends to do his best to be obedient to his bishop. On the other hand, Fr. Rodríguez is convinced that God is calling him – through the Church – to dedicate his priesthood and all his energy and strength to promote the Church’s greatest treasures: her timeless liturgy and doctrine. Both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI have acknowledged that the Church is suffering through a terrible crisis of Faith in the post-Vatican II era, and Fr. Rodríguez, as a loyal priest and son of the Church, cannot stand idly by in the face of such widespread disparagement and abandonment of the Catholic Faith.
In making any decisions for the future, Fr Rodríguez is begging God to purify his motives, so that he may act, first and foremost, out of love and fidelity to Jesus Christ and His holy Church, and for the salvation of souls. As a loyal son of Holy Mother Church, Fr Rodríguez is 100% committed to following, teaching, promoting, and defending her Traditional Mass (holy liturgy) and her unchangeable truths (holy doctrine), e.g. the sacredness of marriage, the indissolubility of marriage, the grave sin and intrinsic evil of homosexual acts.
In closing, Fr Rodríguez asks that efforts be redoubled to pray for the Holy Father so that he will consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as requested by Our Lady of Fatima. May the reign of Christ the King come through the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of His Mother!
In a few days a number of us will begin a continuous series of nine-day novenas imploring the intercession of Our Lady and the saints on Fr. Rodríguez’s behalf. I will email more information on that in a few days. Moreover, we will pray a 54-Day Rosary Novena on his behalf from Dec 10 – Feb 1, that is between the Marian feasts of the Immaculate Conception and the Purification of Our Lady, (also the feast of Our Lady of Good Success). We invite all to join us in offering these prayers. Thank you very much for your prayers and support.