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This blog will be our Witness for the Faith. We see a need for good, traditional, Catholic fellowship. Witness will strive to be imbued with charity. Love of neighbor - and yes, love of enemy.
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Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Vox of "Vox Cantoris" is interviewed with Italian media: "Nothing is more important than the Catholic Faith as given to us by Our Blessed Lord..."

Mr. David Domet, the "The Vox" of the most prominent Catholic blog in Canada, Vox Cantoris,  has been interviewed by "From Rome:

Q. The Catholic world is gladdened to hear today that Fr. Rosica has decided not to take legal action against you, for your public criticism of his positions at your now famous blog,Vox Cantoris. As one of those who would like to know more about this sad episode, I am honored that you have consented to be interviewed by the From Rome blog:

Q: Let us begin, therefore, with the facts of the case. When and how did you receive the threat of legal action, what Fr. Rosica now calls, the cease and desist letter?

Mr. Domet:  Well, it clearly did not seem to me as a “cease and desist letter” which could have been written by him without the aid of one of Toronto’s most expensive law firms (though he does state the work was “pro bono; the fees to my Solicitor are certainly not, I’ve already paid her a retainer, as is just). The letter was quite clear on its demands and what was more astounding was the continued threat of a lawsuit even had I complied with their demands which I was not prepared to do. I was at lunch on Tuesday, February 17, the day before Ash Wednesday with a colleague and it came across my smartphone. Suffice to say, after reading it, lunch was over. The letter is available on line at my blog, people can read it and draw their own conclusions.

Read the full interview here. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Ontario 2015 Sex Ed program: A copy and paste of the 2010 version ~ the entire program is based on perverse Gender Ideology

In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. 
(St. Jude, 7). 

It would seem, from a very preliminary examination of gender-ideology concepts, that the 2015 Sex Ed program is a near complete cut-and-paste of the 2010 program written by the recently convicted pervert/pedophile, Ben Levin. Details of this man's evils are documented here. 

This program reflects the depth of evil and depravity in society. That Levin is a deviant is a mere side show. His involvement demonstrates the manifestly evil regime that the Liberal "government" of Ontario is. Sadly all four sins that cry to heaven for vengeance are not only legal, but regarded as "human rights", as "virtues" to be extolled. 

The objective reality is that the basis of the Sex Ed programs (be they 2015, 2010, and yes, the poisonous 1998), are founded on Gender Ideology. This perverted ideology, based on a false anthropology is more vile and evil than even Marxism, from which it was vomited forth. 

2015 Sex Ed Appendix of "definitions"

2010 Sex Ed Appendix of "definitions"



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lifesitenews: "Catholics shouldn’t sue one another: Cardinal Burke comments on Fr. Rosica’s lawsuit against blogger"


Lifesitenews carries a detailed review of Raymond Cardinal Burke's interview that he gave to the blog, Rorate Caeli. The full article may be read here. 
ROME, March 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Citing Scripture, Cardinal Raymond Burke told an interviewer this week that Catholics should not sue each other: “Our Lord in the Gospel and St. Paul in his First Letter to the Corinthians instruct us not to take our disputes to the civil forum, that we should be able, as Catholics, to resolve these matters among ourselves.”
The cardinal’s comments to the Traditionalist Catholic website Rorate Caeli follow an uproar in the Catholic media world last week when it was revealed that Vatican spokesman Father Thomas Rosica has threatened to sue a Canadian blogger for defamation in the civil courts.
Cardinal Burke, who served under Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis as the head of the Vatican’s highest court, is a noted expert on canon law. He told Rorate Caeli, “Unless the blogger has committed a calumny on someone's good name unjustly, I certainly don't think that that's the way we as Catholics should deal with these matters.”

BREAKING: Polish abortion trial concluded ~ Hospital sued two Catholics after it was exposed for performing abortions

Przemysław Sycz and Jacek Kotula
The District Court in Rzeszow, for Polish pro-life activists, Jacek Kotula and Przemysław Sycz was completed today. The Ruling will be reserved until next week on March 10th. The case involves the accusations made against the medical facility, "Hospital Pro-Familia" for facilitating abortions. Written evidence was also submitted by the defense lawyer, George Kwasniewski. 

Interviewed by Nasz Dziennik, Mr. Kotual noted:"they made an impression that the right to life was respected. Ut came as a great shock to us that after a time it turned out there were abortions there.  They lied to people, and themselves destroyed their good image."

It was with this knowledge, that pickets were established outside the hospital. The protests eventually led to civil and criminal charges being filed against both Mr. Kotula and Mr. Sycz. 

Mr. Sycz told Nasz Dzienniek: "I am hopeful that the court will consider our arguments and that we will be acquitted, because we acted in a good cause. Our intention never was - as shown in the hospital -  to be insulting anybody, but to defend the unborn and those nurses who were forced by the hospital to participate in abortions". 

Please pray for Jacek and Premyslaw. Please pray that the Gospel of Life will not be threatened in Poland. Readers should note that Mary Wagner strongly supports and prays for these two gentlemen and their fight for the Gospel of Life.  

(information courtesy: Nasz Dziennik)

Monday, March 2, 2015

BREAKING: Cardinal Burke on suing a Catholic blogger: "I don't think that's the way we as Catholics should deal with these matters...we should be able, as Catholics, to resolve these matters among ourselves"


This morning Rorate Caeli carries an extensive interview with Raymond Cardinal Burke. On the issue of officials of the Vatican threatening to sue Catholic bloggers, the Cardinal had the this to say:  


VATICAN OFFICIALS THREATENING TO SUE BLOGGERS

Rorate Caeli: Your Eminence, thank you very much for agreeing to this interview. As the most-read international blog for traditional Catholics, we believe this will give much hope to our readership, and to traditional-minded Catholics everywhere. For our first question: The traditional world, recently, has been stunned by the news that two officials of the Vatican have threatened to sue traditional-minded Catholic bloggers and reporters. Do you agree with this approach, and do think we should expect to see more of this in the future?

Card. Burke: Unless the blogger has committed a calumny on someone's good name unjustly, I certainly don't think that that's the way we as Catholics should deal with these matters. I think contact should be made. I presume that the Catholic blogger is in good faith, and if there's someone in the hierarchy who is upset with him, the way to deal with it would be first to approach the person directly and try to resolve the matter in that way. Our Lord in the Gospel and St. Paul in his First Letter to the Corinthians instruct us not to take our disputes to the civil forum, that we should be able, as Catholics, to resolve these matters among ourselves. (cf. Mt. 18:15; 1 Cor. 6:1-6)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

BREAKING from POLAND: Archbishop Depo of Czestochowa:"In the face of evil, there can be no tolerance..."

H. E. Archbishop Waclaw Depo blessing Mary Wagner

His Excellency, Waclaw Depo, the Archbishop of Czestochowa, and Custodian of the Marian Shrine of Jana Gora, has denounced evil and its false pomps in no uncertain terms. In a sermon on the 28th of February, the Archbishop spoke these words: 

"Satan is God's greatest enemy and he is our greatest enemy... why does he hate us? Because he sees in us the image and likeness of God. Satan is the father of  lies and hatred, but God is the Father of Truth and Love...."

"Against Satan's lies, evil, and sin there can be no tolerance and let us speak that loudly and clearly, even those who today claim to be modern people, supposedly liberated from religious beliefs. Let us say that you are wrong. Never, never tolerate this. Tolerance may be against the wicked, as a person, but not to his sin". 

"The Church prays constantly for sinners, because She believes that they can receive the grace of conversion, that this grace can implore any one of them; so once again I plead: let us pray for those who have fallen away from God and his commandments..."

Happy Saint David's Day

I have a special attachment to Wales, and on this, the Feast Day of the Patron Saint of Wales, let us celebrate this great Catholic bishop. Please say a prayer for the conversion of that nation. 



From New Advent: 

Bishop and Confessor, patron of Wales. He is usually represented standing on a little hill, with a dove on his shoulder. From time immemorial the Welsh have worn a leek on St. David's day, in memory of a battle against the Saxons, at which it is said they wore leeks in their hats, by St. David's advice, to distinguish them from their enemies. He is commemorated on 1 March. The earliest mention of St. David is found in a tenth-century manuscript Of the "Annales Cambriae", which assigns his death to A.D. 601. Many other writers, from Geoffrey of Monmouth down to Father Richard Stanton, hold that he died about 544, but their opinion is based solely on data given in various late "lives" of St. David, and there seems no good reason for setting aside the definite statement of the "Annales Cambriae", which is now generally accepted. Little else that can claim to behistorical is known about St. David. The tradition that he was born at Henvynyw (Vetus-Menevia) inCardiganshire is not improbable. He was prominent at the Synod of Brevi (Llandewi Brefi in Cardiganshire), which has been identified with the important Roman military station, Loventium. Shortly afterwards, in 569, he presided over another synod held at a place called Lucus Victoriae. He was Bishop (probably not Archbishop) ofMenevia, the Roman port Menapia in Pembrokeshire, later known as St. David's, then the chief point of departure for Ireland. St. David was canonized by Pope Callistus II in the year 1120.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Pope Francis: A schism is coming and only you can stop it!


"There were bishops at the Synod who wished to erase the truth" 
Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, quoted in Polonia Christiana, Oct, 30th, 2014

Gerhard Cardinal Muller
There are reports coming from Poland that there is going to be very, very serious resistance to any attempt to  overturn doctrine, under the pretext of changing pastoral practice, but "officially" leaving doctrine untouched. 2015 may well be a year of official schism. In fact, recently, a number of leading churchmen in Germany have signaled as much. Outside of Poland a number of Cardinals have already passed judgment on this heterodox approach. Gerhard Cardinal Muller has denounced it as a "serious Christological heresy". There you have it: it is heresy! As such, those promoting it are, according to Canon Law, "material heretics".

Most people ignored the very serious statements coming from Poland during and following the extraordinary Synod of the Family held last October, where the Polish bishops denounced the mid-term relatio as contrary to the teachings of the Church, contrary to the Magisterium of St. Pope John Paul II. Most people continue to ignore these warnings being sent our way by the Polish Bishops Episcopal Conference. I can assure readers, that the fight has barely begun, and that the Polish bishops were outraged by the mid-term relatio's heresies.

Archbishop Henryk Hoser
The two main errors stemming from the mid-term relatio is the proposal to fudge on giving Holy Communion to a canonically married Catholic who has "divorced" and "re-married" in a civil "ceremony". Such a second impure relationship is know as adultery: this is the "Adulterist Party". The second main error is the mid-term relatio's statement on homosexuality (introduced, as we now know by Archbishop Bruno Forte without knowledge of the fathers); this is the "Homosexualist Party".

Sadly, the voices of Catholic sanity coming from Poland, denouncing these two main errors were ignored. Very few "official" Catholic sources reported the words of Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki or, more recently, Archbishop Henryk Hoser. The words of these two men deserve careful study, for they are of exceptional gravity. Archbishop Gadecki also severely criticized the church in Germany. He was ignored. Let us not delude ourselves: a line in the sand has been drawn between the Vistula and the Rhine.

St. Pope John Paul II - betrayed by the Hierarchy 
according to Archbishop Hoser
In 1939, the forces of darkness, the logical spiritual heirs of Martin Luther, unleashed their hatred on Christ and the world. Now, in 2015, German bishops (along with allies in western Europe and North America), intoxicated on Luther, Kant and Hegel, backed by decadent financial muscle, believe they can "strong arm" the Pope into granting them a change on pastoral practice, but leave doctrine "officially" alone. They have seriously miscalculated. The Church in Poland may not have financial muscle, but the Church in Poland prays, the Church in Poland still has Mary for her Queen, and the Church in Poland with her allies from the Churches in Africa, Asia, and other strong pockets of resistance from around the world, will defeat the new invading forces of darkness. Be assured of that.

If there is going to be schism, it will be the material heretics going. Catholics are already joining together in prayer, educating themselves, and preparing for spiritual combat with the promoters of this "serious Christological heresy".

It is time for the Tiber to decide: do they wish spiritual death to flow from the Rhine, or spiritual life from the Vistula? Most Holy Father: Quo vadis?