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Another Plea for a Strong Church–from a Muslim Baroness!

The world is finally beginning to realize the full import of the doctrinal changes made in the Catholic church by Vatican 2, because now we can see in practical terms rather than philosophical how the liberal doctrine, especially so-called religious liberty promoted by the Council, affects society. Hungary has recently formally rejected secularism, one of the Council’ s novelties, by raising the modest call to promote and celebrate the Christianity at the core of their society. Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister,  was interviewed by a Polish Catholic weekly, in which he called for the Church to step up to the crisis. If the Church were stronger, he argued, our country would be stronger. It was a plea on the ground, from the heart, because Hungary is in the fight of its life, literally to survive, after years of socialist corruption and moral degeneration that has left the country  enormous debt and a dangerously falling birth rate.

Now the call for a stronger church has come from another surprising voice–a woman, a Baroness, and a Muslim. Continue reading



The Savior App

At midday on the solemnity of the Epiphany, the Holy Father spoke to the faithful assembled outside his windows to pray the Angelus.

…. Western society,” the Holy Father said, “seems to have lost direction and is  feeling its way forward.  The Church, thanks to the word of God, see beyond the  shadows. She does not possess technical solutions but she has her gaze turned to the final destination offering the light of the gospel to all men and women of  goodwill, of whatever nation or culture.”

Dearest Holy Father, what do you mean, no technical solutions! We have apps!

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The Restore Point in Health Care is Christ and His Church

 

As part of the health care debate, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs uncompromisingly indicts capitalism on NPR’s production of the Commonwealth Club on October 26; it is apparently not archived, but similar views may be expected in his book, The Price of Civilization. His conclusion is wrong, insofar as he ultimately recommends, like the Wall Street protesters whom he admires,  only that we tax the very rich. Continue reading



SSPX on US Politics: Brilliant and Brave

 As it turns out, SSPX politics, expressed at the October Kansas City conference featuring Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, matches its theology.  In religion, SSPX teaches us to reject Vatican II’s modernist compromises with the sects, called ecumenism.   In politics, SSPX, in line with traditional Catholicism, teaches us to reject compromises with secularism,  because its ‘solutions’ are only natural and deny the necessity of Christ being the King, the real King, not only in the spiritual realm, but in the temporal realm too. Or put another way, SSPX rejects the modernist theological notion of ‘religious liberty,’ and rejects correspondingly the political expression of that notion, the secular state. Pursue instead, they taught us in Kansas City, the straight path, the Restoration of Christ the King in our market places and courtrooms, schools and voting booths.  Give us back our heritage! Give us a religious state!

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Read My Mens

Although many traditional mass sites are singing anthems to  Benedict for it, for those who are aware of the unaddressed doctrinal chasm between the old mass and the new, Universae ecclesiae is a liberal ransom note on the table : we’ve got your mass and we’re going to enrich her. Bring a million souls in unmarked bills, or else!

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Rome Promotes Islamic Vatican II — Islam Shoots Back

Although Benedict might have trouble spouting the old ‘springtime of Vatican II’ fable in the West now, without stirring further theological skepticism, he and his bishops are continuing to promote full-bore Vatican II religious modernism in, of all places, the Middle East, where the war between secularism and Islam is fierce.  The results are not surprising. Muslims don’t like it, and, unlike Archbishop Lefebvre, they shoot back. Continue reading



Come On In, the Water’s Tepid

In Kazakhstan there is a lake, the Balkhash, and half of it is salt, the other fresh. Kazakhstan’s Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s address to a conference of cardinals and bishops held in Rome last December is just like that!

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