Friday, September 22, 2017

Is Benedict XVI still in touch with John Paul II?

Benedict XVI being interviewed in the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo.

Benedict XVI was interviewed by Polish television on 16 October 2005.  It was his first television interview after his election.  During the interview the reporter asked Benedict XVI about his first homily which he gave to the College of Cardinals in the Sistine Chapel on 20 April 2005, specifically when he said, (underlines are ours for emphasis),
“Dear friends, this deep gratitude for a gift of divine mercy is uppermost in my heart in spite of all. And I consider it a special grace which my Venerable Predecessor, John Paul II, has obtained for me. I seem to feel his strong hand clasping mine; I seem to see his smiling eyes and hear his words, at this moment addressed specifically to me, "Do not be afraid!".”

Benedict XVI answered explaining,
“The Pope [John Paul II] was always very close to me through his writings [texts]: I see him and hear him speak, and I can be in a continuous dialogue with the Holy Father because he always speaks to me through these words; I also know the origin of many writings, I remember the conversations we had about one text or another. I can continue the dialogue with the Holy Father. Of course this proximity through the words is not just a proximity purely with the writings but also with the person; behind the writings I feel the Pope himself. A man who goes to the Lord does not leave; more and more I feel that, being with the Lord, he [John Paul II] is close to me also. Insofar as I am close to the Lord, I am close to the Pope and he helps me now to be close to the Lord. I try to enter into his ambience [atmosphere] of prayer, into his love for the Father, his love for the Mother of God, and I entrust myself to his prayers [intercession]. It is thus a continuous dialogue and a being-close-to-one-another — although in a new, yet also very profound, way.” (English translation is CMJ’s)

After reading this a few questions spring to mind:
  • Was John Paul II holding Benedict XVI’s hand when he resigned?
  • Did John Paul II whisper the incorrect Latin into Benedict XVI’s ear as he read his resignation?
  • Did the deceased spirit of John Paul II help Benedict XVI clean up ‘gay lobby’?
  • Is Benedict XVI in his retirement still in contact with this saint?
  • Is this what is meant by the hermeneutics of continuity?
  • Did he congratulate Benedict XVI for revealing the “Third Secret of Fatima”?
  • Etc...

John Paul II in touch with Cardinal Ratzinger.

Cardinal Josef Ratzinger touching John Paul II.

Maybe they will touch hands again, one day soon...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

intolerance in the name of tolerance

When will it end?

Where’s the ADL of B’nai B’rith?

And the Southern Poverty Law Center?

Have you seen national news coverage, evening after evening of the growing anti-Catholicism in the United States?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Francis says ‘global warming is a fact!’

‘Those who deny global warming are stupid!’

‘It’s no joke!’

and as if on cue...

 (underlines are ours for emphasis)
Anomalous cold, rain and snow: + 12 ° C in the daytime on the coast of the Adriatic, Italy seems already winter!
Cold weather, as if we were in the winter. At 13:00 we have just + 10 ° C in Udine and Belluno, + 12 ° C in Venice, Trieste, Ravenna and Trento, + 13 ° C in Bologna, Padua, Vicenza, Ravenna and Pordenone, + 14 ° C in Ancona . Maximum temperatures are thus typical of December or March. And there are rains and thunderstorms, especially in the north / east, in Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Marche, Umbria, Lazio and the coasts of Campania, extending to the south in the next few hours. Temperatures will decrease further. There will be a possible intense storms tonight between Abruzzo, Molise and Gargano, tomorrow's bad weather along the Adriatic Regions and the South in the low Tyrrhenian Sea, between Calabria and Sicily, for the cold front to come down here.
Meanwhile in the Eastern Alps it is snowing from 1,400 / 1,500 meters in altitiude, and next night the snow may drop to more or less the same altitude on the central Apennines, especially between Marche, Umbria, Abruzzo and Molise. Just tomorrow, Wednesday 20 September, will be the coldest day. Just a few hours from the equinox, in the fall, the middle season seems to have already passed to project us in the winter. But winter is still very far away, and to fade away the memory of the asphyxiating heat of recent months, it will still take a long time.

Don’t you hate it when anomalies happen 
and make a mess of your narrative?

‘Diabolical Disorientation’ in Post Falls, Idaho

or an (Im)modest wedding in the FSSPX


The scandal plagued FSSPX group in Post Falls, Idaho.

Recently we covered the FSSPX of Great Britain’s “St. Michael’s School Child Protection Policy, Procedure and Guidance” document which is absolutely filthy and morally disgusting.  This led us to inquire just who is driving the bus?  Previously we wrote about Bp. Fellay baptizing bells — while one of the co-participants who rang the bells was a woman wearing a very immodest short dress with cap sleeves — and rhetorically asked “Is Fellay changing modernist Rome or modernist Rome changing Fellay?”

Bp. Fellay has no problems with immodesty.

And now onto a wedding with immodestly dressed guests and members of the wedding party.  The wedding happened this past summer at Immaculate Conception Church in Post Falls, Idaho.  Immaculate Conception is the 2nd largest SSPX enclave in the United States of America after St. Mary’s in Kansas and we refer to it as scandal plagued because of their association with the convicted pedophile Kevin Sloniker and the disturbing rumors which continue to swirl about the academy connected to the church.

The snapshots and one photo posted below were all found on social media.  The behavior and the immodesty demonstrated in them leads us at Call Me Jorge... to sadly conclude that the FSSPX doesn’t have far to go to finish assimilating with the Novus Ordo.

Yes, we know that not every guest at a wedding is necessarily a Catholic nor do they understand what modesty is.   The responsibility for immodestly dressed guests lies squarely with the priest and the couple who are to get married.  It is prudent for them to explain in the wedding invitation the type of respectful dress that is expected when one is present at a Catholic Mass in front of the Blessed Sacrament.   We could give them a mulligan or the benefit of the doubt if it were only a few guests but when it includes members of the wedding party it leads us to conclude that the priest sadly wasn’t properly formed at the SSPX seminary nor was the couple properly catechised on modesty.

How will the FSSPX “fight the modernists” in Rome and restore Catholic tradition in the world when the Society is failing at the basics like this?  Does this ‘bastion’ of Catholicism and its members understand the Catholic Faith?  Or do they choose to practice it only when it suits them?  

Please keep this young married couple and the priest in your prayers.

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

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Woman in the vestibule in tight jeans.

Woman with no veil.

Flower girl with no veil and cap sleeves.

Woman in jeans with baby.

Woman without a veil and a man in shorts!

Woman with mini-skirt and bare shoulders.

 Bride without a veil covering her head and 
exposed arms with the priest smiling on. (PHOTO)


Francis wants to clericalize the laity by making them members of the Curia

Specifically, (Greg) Burke said four points were brought up in regards to Curia personnel -- that the Curia be “less clerical, more international” and that there is “an increase in young people and women” among their ranks.
The role of young people, laity, and women is something Pope Francis has emphasized strongly throughout his pontificate, as is the need for a more international Church that is less “Euro-centric.”
source: Catholic News Agency, Council of Cardinals says more youth, women needed in Roman Curia

Franics wants more laity in the Curia

Contrast this attitude with:

What Bergoglio said in 2007, “Their clericalization is a problem. The priests clericalize the laity and the laity beg us to be clericalized… It really is sinful abetment.”

What Francis said in 2016, “On the other hand, the opposite danger for the Church is clericalism. This is a sin committed by two parties, like the tango! The priest wants to clericalize lay people and lay people request to be clericalized because it’s easier.”

What Francis said earlier this year, “Do not clericalize the laity. May the aspiration of your members be not to become part of the Sanhedrin of parishes that surround the pastor, but rather passion for the kingdom.”

Does Francis ever listen to the words that come out of his mouth?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hillary Clinton is a fan of Francis especially when he parrots ideas from Heschel & Lévinas

The Hildabeast pointing at her brain.

The TED talk Francis gave which Hillary Clinton glowingly writes of (see the excerpt below) can be watched here and is nothing more than Hasidic detritus.  It should come as no surprise to readers that Mrs. Clinton and Francis are big into Hasidic concepts.  Not surprisingly, Clinton still sees herself as the center of the world.  She has little “empathy” for the Christians she has worked her entire political career to legislate into serfdom if not out of existence because their beliefs are not “politically correct”.  In the next breathe she writes that Christians need to have “empathy and understanding” for “the other” (i.e. politically correct classes which have special rights denied to Christians).  Hillary’s solution to what ails society like Francis is Hasidism and its “No Religion Is an Island” not the Social Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

source: What Happened? by Hillary Clinton, epub edition (2017), pp. 493-6.

Hillary stuck in the narcissistic loop of Hasidim.

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The Great Rabbi Bergoglio wishes Happy Talmudic Holidays to All!

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— English translation 

Vatican 18 July 2017
Rabbi Abraham Skorka, 
For many years now, I write to you to wish a happy new Jewish year to you, your family, your Benei Tikva Community, along with all the friends of Buenos Aires. 
Rosh Hashanah* and the Day of Forgiveness (Yom Kippur)** are a time of introspective reflection within the confines of the Hebrew tradition.  They begin in oneself, in the hope that the attitude will spread to all who form the great human family. 
That the prayers to be recited, those that we shared years ago, when you invited me to Benei Tikva, and that I keep in the memory and the heart, are welcomed with favor by God, and may they awaken in everyone a commitment of love and fraternity.  Keep me in mind, as I will likewise (keep you in mind)

*Rosh HaShanah 2017 will begin in the evening of Wednesday, September 20 and ends in the evening of Friday, September 22
**Yom Kippur in 2017 will begin in the evening of Friday, September 29 and ends in the evening of Saturday, September 30

What are some of the prayers to be “recited” and “introspective reflection(s) within the confines” of Talmudic ritual to be performed which Francis, “hope(s) that the attitude will spread to all who form the great human family”?

Kaparot — Transferring your sins to a chicken, swinging it around your head and reciting magic Babylonian prayers!

Tashlikh — Transferring your sins to a piece of bread and casting it into water while saying Talmudic prayers!

Shofar — Blowing a ram’s horn to confuse the devil!

Kol Nidre — Reciting this infamous oath repudiating prayer!

Aramaic Text
כָּל נִדְרֵי, וֶאֱסָרֵי, וּשְבוּעֵי, וַחֲרָמֵי, וְקוֹנָמֵי, וְקִנוּסֵי, וְכִנוּיֵי, דִנְדַרְנָא, וּדְאִשְתַּבַּעְנָא, וּדְאַחֲרִמְנָא עַל נַפְשָׁתָנָא. •מִיוֹם כִּפּוּרִים שֶׁעָבַר עַד יוֹם כִּפּוּרִים זֶה, וּ־־• ♦מִיוֹם כִּפּוּרִם זֶה עַד יוֹם כִּפּוּרִים הַבָּא עָלֵינוּ לְטוֹבָה.♦ בְּכֻלְהוֹן אִחֲרַטְנָא בְהוֹן. כֻּלְהוֹן יְהוֹן שָׁרָן, שְׁבִיקין, שְׁבִיתִין, בְּטֵלִן וּמְבֻטָלִין, לָא שְׁרִירִין, וְלָא קַיָמִין. נִדְרָנָא לָא נִדְרֵי, וֶאֱסָרָנָא לָא אֱסָרֵי, וּשְׁבוּעָתָנָא לָא שְׁבוּעוֹת.

English Text

All vows, and prohibitions, and oaths, and consecrations, and konams and konasi and any synonymous terms, that we may vow, or swear, or consecrate, or prohibit upon ourselves, •from the previous Day of Atonement until this Day of Atonement and ...•♦from this Day of Atonement until the Day of Atonement that will come for our benefit.♦ Regarding all of them, we repudiate them. All of them are undone, abandoned, cancelled, null and void, not in force, and not in effect. Our vows are no longer vows, and our prohibitions are no longer prohibitions, and our oaths are no longer oaths.

Who needs Jesus the Christ and the Sacraments He Divinely-Instituted when one can settle for the rabbis and their man-made superstitions?

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