“… The American approach effectively puts distressed teenagers in the driver’s seat of making risky and irreversible medical decisions. It assumes that ‘gender identity’ is innate and immutable, that some kids are just born ‘trans’ and can know this from as young as toddlerhood. It also uses the ‘minority stress’ model to explain away co-occurring mental-health problems, which appear in roughly three-quarters of patients presenting at pediatric gender clinics.”
oath against modernism
Issued September 1, 1910, by Pope St. Pius X, required of all clergy, pastors, confessors, preachers, religious superiors, and professors in philosophical-theological seminaries of the Catholic Church from 1910 until 1967.
Land O’Lakes Statement 1967
University of Notre Dame Wisconsin property
The Catholic University: A True University with Distinctive Characteristics
Statement on the Nature of the Contemporary Catholic University
The Catholic University today must be a university in the full modern sense of
the word, with a strong commitment to and concern for academic excellence. To
perform its teaching and research functions effectively the Catholic university
must have a true autonomy and academic freedom in the face of authority of
whatever kind, lay or clerical, external to the academic community itself. To
say this is simply to assert that institutional autonomy and academic freedom
are essential conditions of life and growth and indeed of survival for Catholic
universities as for all universities.
Land O’Lakes Signatories
Father Hesburgh of the University of Notre Dame led the group.
“… only 10 universities were represented, including six from the U.S.: Boston College, Catholic University of America, Fordham, Georgetown, Notre Dame, and Saint Louis. (The rector of the Catholic University of America was alone in publicly criticizing the resulting statement.) Of the 26 signers, seven were from Notre Dame and its sponsoring Holy Cross Fathers, and ten were Jesuits or leaders of Jesuit institutions.
“Some of the signers were especially notable: Archbishop Paul Hallinan of Atlanta, Father Theodore McCarrick (then president of the Pontifical University of Puerto Rico and later Archbishop of Washington) and Father Vincent O’Keefe, S.J. (later Vicar General of the Society of Jesus).
“Also intriguing is the signature by John Cogley, a leftist scholar representing the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. It’s not clear what he was doing at Land O’ Lakes, except that he was a celebrated intellectual in certain circles. He had been religion editor of the New York Times and a principal writer of John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech advocating the separation of church and state. He later dissented from Humanae Vitae and became an Episcopalian….”
I was a student at a Jesuit high school in San Francisco when these events happened: 1967 Land O’Lakes Statement issued; 1967 Interim Mass attended; 1969 New Mass witnessed; 1969 religious vocation received. I am grateful that I lived long enough to find out the truth of what happened and that God Himself spared me the ordeal of religious life with modernists.
Which do you accept? The words of a sainted pope or modernist teachers? The choice is yours. I have made mine.
Now Biden is going after air conditioners. I won’t bother documenting the attack. It’s getting ridiculous: gas stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, and now air conditioners. What could be next? Microwaves! Shortly, I will be moving to Mars. If you shine your flashlight from Earth on me on Mars, some light will reach me, but I will not see it, and you will not see me, which is a good thing, because all my appliances will be old and polluting.
Hooray! I have landed. Before I took my first drive, I dropped my expired California Drivers License into the paper shredder. You will see next the view out the window of my abode. I took some music CDs with me, but there are no interior shots for the reason already stated, and for another why not, you will not see my library. Some aerial shots NASA kindly gave me to hang on the walls. The photographs were floated down on a prearranged sol. The rest I sent via NASA to you to enjoy.
The lug nut in Rome finally gave permission for an FSSP priest to hear my confession. I took several thousand consecrated hosts in a large vacuum pack, and I parcel them out by means of a blessed machine.
connell, james e
vacuous - Latin root vacuus meaning empty of matter
Connell’s statements are empty of logos, pathos, and ethos.
Anthony modifies his language because of YouTube censorship.
The number of votes that put this foolish woman in Congress: 117,575. The annual salary of the pseudo-poor woman is $174,000. The only poor thing about her is the example she sets for young girls. Fifty years ago a member of Congress would not be living with a boyfriend. I wish someone would do a comedy sketch of Catholic Pelosi counseling Catholic AOC about sex outside marriage.
john and shawn
John, who lived in the north of England, decided to go golfing in Scotland with his friend, Shawn. John’s minivan was loaded up, and they headed north.
After driving for a few hours, they found themselves caught in a terrible blizzard, so they pulled into a nearby farm and asked the attractive lady who answered the door if they could spend the night.
“I realize it’s terrible weather out there and I have this huge house all to myself, but I’m recently widowed,” she explained, “and I’m afraid the neighbors will talk if I let you stay in my house.”
“Don’t worry,” John said. “We’ll be happy to sleep in the barn. And if the weather breaks, we’ll be gone at first light.”
The lady agreed, and the two men found their way to the barn and settled in for the night. Come morning, the weather had cleared, and they got on their way, and they enjoyed a great weekend of golf.
About nine months later, John got an unexpected letter from an attorney. It took him a few minutes, but he finally determined that it was from the attorney of the attractive widow he had met on the golfing weekend.
He dropped in on his friend Shawn and asked, “Shawn, do you remember that good-looking widow from the farm where we stayed on our golfing holiday in Scotland about nine months ago?”
“Yes, I do,” said Shawn.
“Did you, er, happen to get up in the middle of the night, go up to the house, and pay her a visit?”
“Well, er, yes!” Shawn said, a little embarrassed about being found out, adding, “I have to admit that I did.”
“And did you happen to give her my name instead of telling her your name?”
Shawn's face turned beet red, and he said, “Yeah, look, I’m sorry, I’m afraid I did. Why do you ask? Has something happened?”
“She just died and left me everything.”
pelosi pricy poo
On November 17, 2021, by a vote of 222-8, without mentioning Biden, Pelosi, or any other politician by name, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops meeting in Baltimore said, “It is the special responsibility of the diocesan bishop to work to remedy situations that involve public actions at variance with the visible communion of the Church and the moral law.”
Looks like Pelosi commits a mortal sin every time she receives communion on account of her ongoing support of abortion when her archbishop told her NO. “Did mommy and daddy give you everything you wanted? That would explain why you felt entitled to a new mouth and hoped the disguise would fool us.” It’s old news, but she regurgitated it.
The Jesuit Georgetown University people and Pelosi can be summed up this way: “Who flatters, is of all mankind the lowest. Save him who courts the flattery.” -Hannah More
Proceed to 41 mins. What was she paid to say that the abortion problem is the archbishop’s problem?
Minimum Fee, U.S. Dates, $75,000-$149,999
winnie the pooh
Deconstruct is synonymous with dismantle. She undoes a youthful mistake. Haven’t you heard truth and lies and seen good and bad from every check-the-box group?
Here is a list of well-known Catholic composers:
Albéniz, Bach (Johann Christian), Beethoven, Berlioz, Brébeuf, Bruckner, Byrd, Charpentier, Chopin, des Prez, Donizetti, Dvořák, Elgar, Faber, Fauré, Franck, Gabrieli, Gounod, Haydn (brothers Johann and Joseph), Hildegard of Bingen, Liszt, Messiaen, Monteverdi, Mozart, Palestrina, Pergolesi, Poulenc, Rossini, Salieri, Scarlatti (Alessandro and Domenico), Schubert, Tallis, de Victoria, Vivaldi, von Weber
Brébeuf is more well-known as a saint.
Years ago I knew a Vietnamese boy who could play this well. He had escaped communism in South Vietnam and told me about his two years in reeducation camp and foraging for food.
Take a tour inside the monster’s belly and lungs. Rolls Royce paid for its first electric motor. Mr. Latry makes a good point. We don’t change the past; we build upon it. I tell Mrs. Roche, our piano teacher turned organist, to play loudly ... forte. Notre-Dame has a 6-8 sec reverberation. At 39 mins is the American sound. Olivier (Oliver) means “olive tree” and derives from the Latin oliva (olive).
miracle in usa?
catholic bishops refuse
“WASHINGTON – On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued proposed revisions to its regulations implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which would force health care workers to perform gender transition procedures, require health insurance issuers to cover them, and entertain a mandate to perform elective abortions.”
“... They mandate health care workers to perform life-altering surgeries to remove perfectly healthy body parts … This is a violation of religious freedom and bad medicine.”
“The proposed regulations announce that HHS is also considering whether to force health care workers to perform abortions against their will or lose their jobs. We call on HHS to explicitly disavow any such intent.”
Note 1: There are more than 600 Catholic long-term care facilities and hospitals in the US, amounting to about 16% of short-term acute care. Sixty-five percent of 18,000 clinics, 16,000 homes for the elderly and special needs, and 5,500 hospitals are in developing countries.
Note 2: see the entry reproducing Paragraphs 2245 and 2246 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (3/22/2023) to understand the convergence of Church and politics.
Read the story of Herman Shine, one of the few escapees from Auschwitz. He and his wife lived a few blocks from us in San Francisco, and my sister, who was 11 or 12 at the time, walked his dog, Mischief. He learned roofing in the concentration camp and founded Standard Roofing in SF. My impression of him was that he could lift a car. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-of-the-few-herman-shine-who-escaped-auschwitz-dies-at-95-1473
kolbe on ecumenism
Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe, OFM Conv., Auschwitz prisoner number 16670, was a Polish Catholic priest who had four brothers.
At the end of July 1941, a prisoner had escaped from Auschwitz. Deputy Camp Commander Karl Fritzsch picked 10 men to be starved to death in an underground bunker to deter further escape attempts.
When one of the selected men, Franciszek Gajowniczek, cried out, “My wife! My children!” Kolbe volunteered to take his place.
After being starved and deprived of water for two weeks, only Kolbe and three others remained alive. The guards wanted the bunker emptied, so they gave the four remaining prisoners lethal injections of carbolic acid.
Jan. 8, 1894-Aug. 14, 1941
shou chew wealth
Shou Chew, TikTok CEO, wealth
By the way, the estimated net worth of Xi Jinping, Chairman of the Central Military, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, and President of China, is $1,200,000,000. Yes, $1.2 billion.
A new Nature Special produced by the Discovery Channel is underway: The Lucrative Lives of Lice.
vat II nuns
The nice little speech by Sister Anita Caspary, dead 2011, sounds good, but what happened? All her IHM sisters, located in Brentwood-Beverly Hills, left religious life and developed harsh ideas. Today, the average age of an American nun is 80.
They hated everything I loved, including themselves. To this day, I cannot understand their moves, but the servile and the brainwashed and the stupid speak in circles trying to explain.
The average age of an FSSP priest is 38. Needs no explanation.
“… In keeping with the spirit of that age, at some time during the summer of 1966, the Immaculate Heart nuns of Los Angeles, California, invited a New York psychiatrist to their retreat house in Montecito to conduct what had come to be called an encounter workshop, a session of truth telling and icebreaking group exercises that broke down social inhibition, fostered an illusory sense of intimacy, and opened the way for the engineering of consent through small group peer pressure. The nuns liked encounter groups so much that a year later a psychologist by the name of Carl Rogers and his associates began something they called the Education Innovation Project with the entire order and all of the schools it ran for the archdiocese of Los Angeles.” If you want the citation source, ask.
The US Department of Defense has a section called, “Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”
Animal Farm, a Fairy Story, commandments
He wouldn’t know how to download the TikTok app, or remove it.
I have said it multiple times on my website. Do not use TikTok and do not let your children use it. Do not send me texts or email that contain TikTok videos. I will place them in spam. Places that have banned the app are Afghanistan, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, European Union, India, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, and Taiwan.
China is an evil empire. If you allow China to usurp America’s leading role in the world, you are a traitor.
The British Beesleys have 153,000 subscribers.
“Keith Krach, San Francisco resident and former Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, says, ‘If you look at how TikTok is actually being used inside of China — I’m not talking outside of China — they use it as an educational app for STEM, for science, technology, engineering, and math.’”
“In America, young people using TikTok are encouraged to go ‘TikTok famous’ by showing stupid things like violence, pornography, and other foolish behavior.”
“‘That means they have access to your passwords, all your data, they have access to your health records, your bank records, they have access to your geopolitical information or your geospatial information,’ and ‘That means that they can track where you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re going’ … ‘Look at it as a digital virus,’ adding… ‘And the only cure for this; the only vaccine for this is a total ban.’”
I can verify the soft porn because TikTok shorts appear on YouTube. I won’t link them. One of the famous stars is ‘trans’ Dylan Mulvaney, and Dylan got a message from the Veep (see yesterday’s post about TikTok).
This exploitation by China is enlightening. The enemy sees the moral depravity in America. It is about time Americans wake up and see what is obvious even to the enemy.
This is who, not what, we lost after Vatican II, nearly as bad as WW II.
Virtue, bravery, she makes me weep.