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50 Year Anniversary of Novus Ordo!

From the Pastor: 50 Year Anniversary of Novus Ordo!
Bulletin article, December 1

Fifty years ago, on the First Sunday of Advent in 1969, everything changed. It was on that fateful day when the New Order of Mass (Novus Ordo in Latin) was mandated to be celebrated throughout the world. In the Church, as in the world, we like to celebrate anniversaries. 50 years is always considered a very special anniversary. But I don’t see any celebrations, large or small, for the Novus Ordo Mass. There has been no special promulgation, no encyclical written, no apostolic letter sent out, nor even diocesan luncheons. There has been nothing but silence. Why? Why would the Church leaders remain close-mouthed about something that greatly affected every single Catholic and indirectly, at least, every non-Catholic? Why, when the Novus Ordo Mass is constantly promoted as the greatest thing since sliced bread, aren’t we witnessing great processions through the streets of Rome, huge diocesan... more

Traditional Catholicism
Abortion-Provider Planned Parenthood Wants to Protect Life Through Gun Control

Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States, wants to protect life by working with gun-control groups that are helping the student survivors of the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland, Fla., to organize a nationwide "#MarchForOurLives" this month.

Planned Parenthood
Abortion: U.S. Taxpayers Fund It Here and Abroad

Roe v. Wade, which marks its 40th anniversary this week, created a host of new conflicts for life and conscience and did nothing to resolve cultural and political debates around the issue—including debates around the funding of abortion.

Each year, the federal government entangles taxpayers in the abortion business, and under Obamacare even more funds—private as well as public—will flow to abortion services.

Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood

Even though the organization boasts the title of the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood has ridden the waves of taxpayer funding to millions of dollars in annual surpluses. In 2011 alone, Planned Parenthood received over $542 million in taxpayer funding while performing a record 333,964 abortions. According to analysis by the... more

Planned Parenthood, Heritage, Daily Signal
After mounting protests

During his tenure, “The Diocese of St. Petersburg refused to release its priest records and acknowledged it had previously handled sexual abuse complaints without contacting authorities,” reported The Tampa Bay Times in 2002.  In the end, the diocese handed over nearly $6 million dollars to settle sexual harassment claims.  

Lynch, Catholic Homosexual
Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: About Those Unthinking, Backward Catholics

I was deeply offended by the [Clinton team] emails, which are some of the worst bigotry by a political machine I have seen.  [A] Church has an absolute right to protect itself when under attack as a faith and Church by civil political forces. That certainly applies here . . .

 “Over the last eight years there has been strong evidence that the current administration, with which these people share values, has been very hostile to religious organizations.  Now there is clear proof that this approach is deliberate and will accelerate if these actors have any continuing, let alone louder, say in government.  

Bishop Chaput
Between the (Gender) Lines: the Science of Transgender Identity

Sex determination – the way we are “coded” into a biological sex – is complicated in and of itself. There are far more options than just “male” or “female,” and countless instances of species that can actually transition from one sex to another within a single lifetime. With most mammals, however, the majority of individuals are cisgender male or female; transgender individuals are estimated to comprise about 0.3% of the adult U.S. population.

genetics, gender
Bishop Lynch should be forced to resign his office

Note that Bishop Lynch does not say that “some Christians” or “some Catholics” target homosexuals for hate, but specifically that “it is religion, including our own..” that does so, which in this context can only mean the Catholic Church. Thus a bishop of the Catholic Church accuses his own religion of targeting homosexuals in such a way as to breed contempt for such people, which can lead to such violence.

Lynch, Catholic Homosexual
Bishops admit they knew Cardinal McCarrick was an abuser but stayed silent

June 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Now-disgraced retired cardinal of Washington, DC Theodore McCarrick was permitted to live out his role as a bishop over the past thirty years despite the fact that some bishops knew him to be guilty of sexually abusing seminarians.

Since this past week’s McCarrick revelations by the Archdioceses of New York and Newark, that McCarrick was found to have credible allegations of sexual predation against a minor, and two adult males, there can be little doubt that the American hierarchy was aware of allegations of his past salacious and sexually exploitative misconduct.

Why didn’t Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the present Archbishop of Washington, D.C. restrict McCarrick’s access to young males and altar boys while residing in his Archdiocese? After all, Wuerl is the spiritual shepherd of the diocese and has authority over the care and protection of his spiritual flock.

Sexual Abuse, McCarrick, Catholic Homosexual
Can a Catholic Be Pro-Choice

Some people will claim that they are not for abortion…they are merely for “choice”. Let’s bring more clarity to the term “Pro-choice”. It is used because it implies an association with freedom and liberty. But it is a smoke-screen. It means “pro-abortion”. Now, someone could say, “No it doesn’t. It simply means that I do not think it is right to take away a woman’s right to choose what to do with her pregnancy”. Two things about that. First, the “what to do” only has to do with killing her baby. The “choice” is between allowing the baby to live and actively taking steps to end the child’s life. Second, “what to do with her pregnancy” is another misleading phrase. It implies that she is the only person involved. It entirely neglects the fact that this also involves the life of an innocent child.

Catholic, Pro-Choice
Cardinal Dolan, U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman, issues statement on deceptive ‘Catholics for Choice’ ad campaign

“An abortion advocacy organization called ‘Catholics for Choice’ (CFC) placed deceptive full-page newspaper ads in multiple cities on September 12 calling for taxpayer funding of abortion in the name of the Catholic faith.

“As the U.S. Catholic bishops have stated for many years, the use of the name ‘Catholic’ as a platform to promote the taking of innocent human life is offensive not only to Catholics, but to all who expect honesty and forthrightness in public discourse.

“CFC is not affiliated with the Catholic Church in any way. It has no membership, and clearly does not speak for the faithful. It is funded by powerful private foundations to promote abortion as a method of population control.

Dolan, US Bishops
Catholic Thing

The Catholic thing – the concrete historical reality of Catholicism – is the richest cultural tradition in the world. It was born from Judaism and, through that spiritual parentage, even reaches back into the great ancient civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia. In its early days, it confronted, absorbed, and redirected what was then the most sophisticated society in existence, Greco-Roman culture. When that culture fell, Catholicism preserved what it could and rebuilt the rest over centuries, incorporating new influences from Northern Europe and, during the great age of exploration, from the entire globe. Today, it numbers over a billion souls on every continent. Despite its all-too-human imperfections, there is simply nothing like it.

Catholic, Online Magazine, Catholic Thing
Church, Clericalism, Corruption

We are not talking about accusing people in the sense of judging them as saved or damned, but identifying malefactors and their enablers so that they don’t continue perpetrating evil. And so that victims, who will be the first accusers, find mercy – and justice – in truth.

Catholic Thing, Catholic Homosexual
Connor Betts: Twitter Posts on Being a Leftist, Guns

Connor Betts, the Dayton, Ohio mass shooter, was a self-described “leftist,” who wrote that he would happily vote for Democrat Elizabeth Warren, praised Satan, was upset about the 2016 presidential election results, and added, “I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.”

Truth about Guns
Crisis Magazine

A Voice for the Faithful Catholic Laity

Today, there is a new crisis, spawned by the older—a crisis of rupture. Throughout the culture—and even in some parts of the Church—we see growing separation from our heritage and guiding principles. The crisis whirls around the Catholic laity’s difficulty in standing by Catholic tradition and letting it animate ideas and action in the temporal order.

 

Articles, Catholic
FEAR OF FINANCIAL LOSS DRIVES BISHOPS TO ACT UNJUSTLY AND DESIRE OF FINANCIAL GAIN DRIVES CRIMINALS TO MAKE FALSE ACCUSATIONS.

The emphasis behind “safe environment” programs is not toward protecting children or, heaven forbid, rooting out sex abusers in our midst. 

“Safe environment” programs ignore the real problem—homosexual predator bishops and priests—and direct their suspicions elsewhere. Although it was found that the majority of clerical abuse cases were homosexual in nature, the Dallas Charter did nothing to address this pink elephant in the room. 

If bishops were serious about stamping out abuse, they would look at the actual cause instead of just doing the minimum that lawyers require. What is the actual cause? In most cases it is the extensive homosexual network found in seminaries and chanceries, which allow homosexual men to rise through the ranks (including to the episcopacy)... more

AABYSSUS ABYSSUM, Sexual Predator, Homosexuals, Dallas Charter
Florida appeals court rules in favor of 24-hour waiting period for abortion

A Florida appeals court reversed a ruling that declared a 24-hour waiting period for abortion unconstitutional, handing pro-life advocates a partial victory. 

Legislative Update
Force Abortion, Lose Federal Funds
  • It’s been a problem since 2014. That’s when California’s health department started strong-arming employers into covering abortion on their insurance exchange.
  • “Wait just a second,” churches complained, “that’s a violation of federal law.” Under the Weldon Amendment, health care entities can’t be punished for refusing to cover abortion.
  • As Secretary Azar himself said, "We're a department that, like President Trump, is committed to protecting life from the moment of conception through natural death, which means, in my mind, we're the Department of Life." Like most Americans, this administration understands that abortion isn't health care. And we can think of no better way of celebrating the March for Life than making sure states know it!
Planned Parenthood, Tony Perkins, Abortion
Fr. Pavone on why Catholics can’t sit out the election

“We might feel like we’re uncomfortable voting for a particular person even if we know it’s the better of the two choices,” said Pavone, the national director of Priests for Life. “Voting is not about what’s good for me. It’s about the common good.”

“A vote is not about liking the person. … A vote is a transfer of power,” he said. “And we transfer the power to best of the viable alternatives.”

“People should never think that by not voting at all they escape responsibility for the outcome,” said Pavone, noting that Catholics at the beginning of Mass ask for forgiveness for “what I have done and what I have failed to do.

Pavone, Priests for Life
HB- 81 Vendors Licensed Under the Beverage Law

Allows Hard-liquor in grocery stores.

We successfully stopped this bill from full floor vote 4 times.  Please send house representative an e-mail.

HB-81, Legislative, Technology Committee
Hillary Clinton Supports Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth, No Limits Even in the 9th Month

Clinton revealed that she wouldn’t support a federal limit on abortion “at any state of pregnancy” in the name of a “woman’s right to choose.” 

Clinton, Late-term abortion, 2016
How Bad Could the Blackmail Be?

If you didn’t read my article in last week’s bulletin, you really should before reading this one as it will help put some things into proper perspective. That said, I promised to continue explaining just what an AH/HA bishop (see last week’s article for an explanation) always threatens to do—and actually does—as often as necessary to keep the “peace” through a reign of fear and intimidation. His own power and “pleasure” (sick though these may be) are his main goals.

Why don't priests blow the whistle?   Last week

 

Catholic Homosexual, Palka, Blog
Hunting for Fr. Martin’s “Witch Hunt”

Because, as Fr. James Martin knows full well, the inmates are largely running the asylum.

And such inmates all have Fr. Martin’s back.

Martin, Crisis Magazine, Catholic Homosexual
Late-Term Abortion Activist Wendy Davis Has Traveled to 20 States Campaigning for Hillary Clinton

Trump and his pro-life vice presidential pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, present a stark contrast on abortion to Clinton and her vice presidential running mate Tim Kaine, who also is pro-abortion.

The abortion industry has found its champion in Clinton.

Clinton promised to nominate U.S. Supreme Court justices who will ensure that Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand up until birth remain the law of the land for years to come.

Clinton, Planned Parenthood, 2016
Letter-Perilous Days

When God matters, all life is sacred. That makes every moment sacred. Every life from conception to natural death matters. Marriage matters. Family matters. Our God-given gender and DNA matters. Doing an honest day's work matters. Living every day with a focus on eternity matters. Being vigilant matters.

life matters
LGBTQIA: It’s the Taxonomy, Stupid

And with that, the floodgates began to open. What was “normal” was no longer determined by procreation. Instead, everything sex-related or sexual would now be driven exclusively by either feelings or desires. Procreation was merely an add-on for the “breeders” in the population. Now, God forbid that any such group be left out of the alphabet soup.

Homosexuals, Crisis Magazine
Marijuana's Health Effects

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, with 22.2 million users. But the types of marijuana available today are more potent than before and come in many forms, including oils that can be vaped, and edibles, from brownies and candy to sodas. This leaves many with a lot of questions about marijuana use and its health effects.

New Web pages, published this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provide more information about the health effects of marijuana use and answer some of the commonly asked public health questions in the discussion about marijuana in the United States.

Mayors Stand with Planned Parenthood

Mayoral races really are not bipartisan. "If a candidate doesn't respect the life of an innocent unborn child will they respect your life?"  Just think about it... Teresa

Planned Parenthood, Mayor, Buckhorn
Minnesota Catholic Conference statement concerning Sept. 12 “Catholics for Choice” national ad campaign

The recent full-page advertisement in the Star Tribune, paid for by a national group calling themselves “Catholics for Choice,” woefully misrepresents the noble Catholic social justice tradition. By calling for public funding of abortion, “Catholics for Choice” disregards the need to defend vulnerable human life in all its stages—a principle at the core of authentic social justice. 
 
If there is a desire to help a woman in need who is facing an unplanned pregnancy, the solution as a society is to provide her with the resources and support she needs to care for her child—not help her dispose of it. Pope Francis has repeatedly condemned such a mentality as part of the throwaway culture that attacks the dignity of the weak and vulnerable because they seem inconvenient and make a claim upon our care and resources. 

Minnesota Bishop Conference
Obamacare funding of abortions

Because the former Obama Administration failed to be transparent about abortion coverage, the Family Research Council (FRC) and Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) have done extensive research once again in 2019 to piece together as much information as they could for the consumer to make an informed choice about Obamacare insurance purchases. This information is available at ObamacareAbortion.com

abortion facts
Ohio gunman described himself as pro-Satan 'leftist' who supported Elizabeth Warren

The Ohio gunman described himself on social media as a pro-Satan “leftist” who wanted Joe Biden’s generation to die off, hated President Trump and law enforcement, and hoped to vote for Sen. Elizabeth Warren for president.

Truth about Guns
Over 98% of mass shootings occurred on gun-free zones, research shows Truth about Guns, Not on the News
Planned Parenthood: Baby-Killer CEO Not Bloodthirsty Enough, Gets Fired Planned Parenthood
POPE FRANCIS REPLACES PRO-GAY BISHOP ROBERT LYNCH

Bishop Lynch's reign has not only been sympathetic to homosexual rhetoric, but unsympathetic toward Tradition.

Bishop Lynch displaced a Latin Mass church in Sarasota, with reports stating there were "over 3,800 registered families, six Sunday Masses, and a parish school."

Bishop Lynch has been involved in homosexual scandals, once paying a former employee $100,000 in a settlement after the employee accused him of sexual advances. Bishop Lynch was also accused of illegally granting $30 million worth of diocesan business contracts to a young, muscular athlete with whom Lynch was close.

Lynch, Catholic Homosexual
Pro-Abortion Group targets Florida Senate & Governor

Action plan: Over the next few years, we’re going recruit and train candidates to make gains in the Florida state Senate and win the Florida governorship.

2018 Elections
Response to advertisement by Catholics for Choice

The abortion advocacy organization deceptively called “Catholics for Choice” (CFC) placed full-page ads in the September 12 editions of The Miami Herald & el Nuevo Herald. CFC is not a Catholic organization, has no membership, and does not speak for the Catholic Church. Nor could any well-formed or well informed Catholic support its goals. It’s funded by powerful and wealthy private foundations that promote abortion as a method of population control. 

Miami
Restoring Confidence in the Catholic Faith

If priests cannot be chaste in celibacy, how can we expect our young men to grow in chastity as they prepare for marriage?

For example, when priests live their celibacy with confidence, they provide an example to young men who are required to be chaste in their own celibate state before they marry. Clerical violations of celibacy not only encourage secular commentators like Rush Limbaugh to question its value for priests, they undermine the resolve of men struggling to overcome addictions to pornography.

In my parish, I have been methodical in my strategy in dealing with the doctrinal ambiguities of the Vatican.  The pope’s picture hangs in the church vestibule to remind the faithful to pray for him.  But it is safer as a matter of clarity never to quote the Holy Father. 

Catholic Homosexual, Catholic Thing, Pokorsky
Rio Grande Drowning Story aka Catholic, US Bishops
Statement in response to Catholics for Choice campaign

The misguided campaign of the so-called “Catholics for Choice” organization misrepresents the moral guidance of our Church. The Bishops of the United States, in accord with our Holy Father, Pope Francis, have been unequivocal in proclaiming the dignity of unborn human life. Millions of Catholics in Texas actively live out this teaching in our pro-life ministries and advocacy.

Texas, Catholic Bishops Conference, 2016
The New Paganism and the War Against Life
  • How is it that so many of even our Cardinals, Vatican officials, bishops and priests are cowardly, tolerant, and almost completely silent regarding such absolutely despicable public evils as “legal” abortion and the deliberate killing of the weak, elderly and infirm?“Naturalism is more than a heresy: it is pure undiluted anti-Christianism.
  • Many men and women have joined the ranks of abortionists and “mercy killing” by an explicit choice to become followers of the devil. Others, however, have lost their way by default, or ignorance, or unbridled passions and/or through false loyalties: “My country, my race, my social class, my favorite leader, etc. – right or wrong!”
  • Let us not fall into the error of these men and women who, by their blameworthy ignorance or by their sinful inaction, will be condemned to hell for their indifference and betrayal. Remember, all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for “good” men to do nothing.
  • ... more
New Paganism, Vennari, Obama, Naturalism, Pro-Abortion, Planned Parenthood
Trump declares January 22 as National Sanctity of Human Life Day

This is the fourth consecutive year the president has recognized National Sanctity of Human Life Day in January. January 22 is the 48th anniversary of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which declared abortion a national right.

In the proclamation, Trump called the ruling "flawed" and praised those who are leading "a powerful movement to awaken America's conscience and restore the belief that every life is worthy of respect, protection, and care."

Trump
Trump issues religious-freedom protections for doctors, nurses forced to do abortions

The 45th president has made religious freedom a priority of his administration, from putting social conservatives like Severino and Vice President Mike Pence in top positions to lifting the Obama administration’s conscience mandate and establishinga White House office tasked with fielding the concerns of religious Americans and monitoring threats as they arise.

Religious Freedom, Trump
UnSafe Conditions

Unsafe details horrific abortion facility conditions, documenting that 227 facilities in 32 states were cited for more than 1,400 health and safety deficiencies between 2008 and 2016, including hundreds of significant violations of state laws regulating abortion facilities.

Planned Parenthood, AUL
US bishops’ agency lobbies Congress to give millions to pro-abortion, pro-contraception groups

For USAID projects that include the spread of contraception and condoms, O'Keefe requested $1.175 billion. He also requested $5.93 billion for the condom-distributing and promoting PEPFAR. For the Planned Parenthood funding, contraception-pushing Global Fund, O'Keefe said, "To leverage adequate support from other donors, we ask that the committee appropriate at least $1.56 billion to the Global Fund this year." All told, CRS knowingly and willfully requested that Congress provide $8.665 billion to three agencies that are absolutely committed to spreading the Culture of Death.

Truth
Valrico murder and carjacking suspect was previously handed life-sentence, so why was he set free?

Did you hear this in the news?  Andrew Warren's office allowed Hansen to be released. 

 

Hanson had been sentenced to life in prison for a 2002 bank robbery in Tampa. He was released from prison last month after the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office used Hanson as a material witness in another murder case.

Warren, Conservative, Not on the News
Will the Remaining Decent Americans Drown in Denial?

We don’t want to admit it: The people we’re fighting are monsters. We desperately try to deny it: We’re governed by our enemies. Our soul shrinks at accepting it: We confront the doctrines of demons.

If you’re a nice, normal person you don’t want to admit that. It seems somehow “un-Christian.” But as St. Augustine once said, “God doesn’t need your lie.” Read this story, about a public school teacher coaching first-graders to masturbate. No, seriously, force yourself to go read it. 

Traditional Catholicism
YOUR LIFE DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU

The less we are willing even to wrestle with God, the more de-humanized we become.

It was revealed this week that, for the first time in its history, Harvard University, which had been founded for religious purposes and named for a minister of the Gospel, has admitted a freshman class in which atheists and agnostics outnumber professed Christians and Jews. Also this week, the House and the Senate of California passed a provision that allows for physician assisted suicide in the Golden State.

Barron
“Redefining” Marriage?

In the current debate over gay marriage, people sometimes ask:Who should define marriage? Democrats or Republicans in Congress? The Supreme Court? Should it be put to a referendum, allowing the majority to choose a definition? We can identify two kinds of “definitions” when it comes to marriage. The first touches on the essence, the objective reality, or the truth about marriage. The second involves a legal or political position, advanced through the media, judicial decisions, or other legislative means. While these secondary definitions of marriage can be of interest, their true level of importance is properly gauged only in reference to the first and objective definition. 

Marriage, Define Marriage, gender
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