Planned Parenthood, Archbishop Cupich;
Pope Francis, the Synod on the Family, and the Arian connection. Plus, what about sedevacantism?
Readers may recall The Remnant being listed as a “hate group” back in 2006 by the fine folks in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate-free zone down in Montgomery, Alabama.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a far-Left fundraising juggernaut that has about as much to do with ending poverty in America as Al Sharpton has to do with ending racism in America.
Its founder, Morris Dees, dubed the 'King of Fearmongers' by the Weekly Standard in 2013, was accused by Washington Times editor, Wesley Pruden, of being “nothing more than a scam artist”, and even his Wikipedia entry includes that Dees has been dismissed as “a con man and fraud”, who “has taken advantage of naive, well-meaning people–some of moderate or low incomes–who believe his pitches and give to his $175-million operation.”
Pagan Gaia Goes to Mass (Vatican II & the New World Order)
What in the world is going on? Praying to the Goddess Gaia at MASS?
You know, twentieth century popes, saints, even the Mother of God warned that something was very wrong with Vatican II. Michael Matt wonders why Catholics must still swear fidelity to the massively failed experiment in novelty called the Second Vatican Council whose evil spirit seems to be paving the way for a Catholic-free New World Order.
Catholics in Iraq have lost everything--their lives, their children, homes, businesses, personal effects, everything! Who's next?
Following the disastrous “gay marriage” decision of the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, all informed faithful Catholics understand that the time of persecution has begun. We now fully expect the merciless hands of runaway secularism, both governmental and societal, to treat Christians with every cruelty possible. What they may not realize is that there are other forms of persecution and persecutors that may well come for faithful Catholics, one of which is a persecution by the Church itself.
By now, those of us paying attention know that, using the gay marriage decision as the tip of the spear, militant secularists, atheists, and statists will do everything they can to force Christians to capitulate to the depraved zeitgeist or be driven from public life. We know that government cannot invent rights without taking away other real rights; in this case, the right to the free exercise of our religion.
You know what? I get it. I really do get the outrage over a Minnesota dentist’s $50,000 vanity kill of Cecil the Lion. With elaborate measures in place for his protection, the dentist finished Cecil off with a rifle after ineptly wounding him with a compound bow, which left the animal bleeding for days as the intrepid hunter and his professional guides tracked it down. Then he hacked off the beast’s head so he could take it home and mount it in his study.
A fair fight, if you please! A man-versus-beast, put-your-life-on-the line, kill-or-be-killed sort of encounter with the wild. That is what we imagine big game hunting to be: an extreme sport for those who crave killing a beast that at least has a realistic chance of killing them (the mortally sinful nature of such daredevil sports aside). Or, more nobly, the defense of people against a predator on the loose in a human community. But not this mode of hunting: an elaborate Disney World-style thrill ride, the illusion of danger in a cocoon of safety with a moneyed vulgarian’s ultimate souvenir waiting at the end. Lured into the open with tasty bait, Cecil, a celebrity lion used to friendly relations with humans in the Zimbabwean wildlife preserve from which he was lured, walked cooperatively into the hands of his killers.
You know, there are times when I wish the real world were less like satire. I wrote the following fictional news piece as a joke with a friend, a fellow journalist, on Facebook as we were anticipating (still waiting, by the way) the official response from the USCCB on the ongoing revelations of the Planned Parenthood videos.
The appalling ghastliness of the videos revealing the world’s largest abortionist organisation’s baby-parts business, I felt, made the usual bland, boilerplate, bishopspeak rhetoric seem even more absurd and outrageous than usual. We were having a good (though somewhat grim) laugh, lowering, en-blanding and enfeebling the tone with each revision. Sorry if it seems an odd way of relaxing. Gallows humour is a well-documented phenomenon among journalists:
What do you think the Catholic Church, that great representation of Christ’s body on earth, in Chicagoland is up to these days?
If you guessed implementing and then bragging about implementing the EPA’s Energy Star program, you were right. Congratulations.
Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich is juiced about all things global warming that are happening in and around the Catholic Church these days. Now I don’t mean to single out this man, because he is one of many with similar views, yet his Excellency has been public about his exhortations. In an op-ed to the ChicagoSun-Times he tells us how joyfully he looks forward “to benchmarking and tracking” the “energy, water, and emissions performance” of the facilities under his care.
Dozens of Christian protesters gathered in Detroit, Michigan, on Saturday to denounce the unveiling of a bronze nine-foot, one-ton goat-headed statue of Satan called the Baphomet monument.
The statue was presented by the Satanic Temple, an organization "dedicated to Satanic practice and the promotion of Satanic rights," at an undisclosed location in the city as a security measure. The Satanic Temple kept the site of the unveiling of the huge statue secret, e-mailing the information only to members of the group and others who were previously given tickets to witness the occasion, according to Raw Story.
ACLA Press Release on Obergefell v. Hodges (Catholic Lawyers Question Legality of Supreme Court Decision)Written by Christopher A. Ferrara
It would not be an overstatement to argue that virtually every neo-Catholic has a faulty understanding of marriage. The view of our Novus Ordo friends has been perpetuated by a hopefully faulty understanding of St. Pope John Paul’s Theology of the Body propagated by hopefully well-intentioned popularizers of the Polish pontiff’s thought. The notion among the JPII generation of Catholics is that marriage is a passionate, extremely sexualized union between a man and a woman who via NFP parcel out a fair sized bundle of kids. Oddly enough (or maybe not so oddly) this misconstrued view of marriage has weakened the Catholic response to the aggressive expansion of gay marriage. Arguing that marriage is a loving union between a man and woman who are “open to life,” neo-Catholics have unwittingly abetted the triumph of gay marriage in America.
Have you noticed that gmarriage—government-defined marriage—is legal only in post-Christian nations? Why this is so in a moment, but first a brief review of where we stand.
The Netherlands were the first to pretend that two men (or two women) can be married, making it the law of the land in 2001. Belgium followed close at heel in 2003, with the flight from reality gaining momentum in 2005 with Canada and Spain. As of this writing, there are twenty-four countries mandating gmarriage, with Finland, Ireland, Mexico, and the United States the latest entries.
Several other countries are teetering, like Switzerland, Colombia, and Germany, and there is even growing support in traditionally non-Christian nations, like Taiwan and Thailand, but so far this is only tepid to modest.