Saturday 30 March 2019

Martin Gottesfeld: American hacker to get more than 10 years for saving girl's life

Justina Pelletier: Before and After

Here is a story you have not seen pushed in mainstream media circles, nor (to their shame) in "pro-life" circles. But it should be: neglect, abuse stems from an anti-life mentality, perverting health care into an "industry" where human beings are regarded as objects, mere biological units. 
Read on about one brave man's stand to protect a young woman from gross medical abuse and malpractice. 

Hacktivist Martin Gottesfeld is facing 25 years in a US prison, accused of illegally accessing a Boston hospital’s network. But he says he was protecting children from torture. Martin and his wife Dana shared their plight with RT. 

Their story centers on Justina Pelletier, who has a rare blood disease. Back in 2013 the hospital diagnosed her symptoms as psychological, and blamed her parents. She was taken into custody and reportedly didn’t receive essential medical aid. This, according to her parents, amounted to torture.

“She went from a healthy-as-could-be young lady to a person in a wheelchair, pretty much paralyzed below the hips. Now they [the hospital] are basically admitting after 13 months they were wrong. She’s been in severe pain, non-stop, for 13 months,” Justina’s father said during a TV interview back in 2014.

The full story can be read here. 

The Judge, in sentencing Gottesfeld, called his brave actions: “contemptible, invidious and loathsome.” To the contrary, it was the collusion between government and the medical-industrial complex that was, and is contemptible, invidious, and loathsome!

The monstrous persecution of Martin Gottesfeld is a shot across the bow of those who would dare consider taking action against the medical-industrial complex. 

Please keep Martin Gottesfeld and Justina Pelletier in your prayers. 

Another related and looming catastrophe is the absolute crisis in long-term care (LTC) in Canada and the United States, where abuse, malnourishment, neglect, malpractice,lack of training are the standard, and not the exception. Many of these facilities are actually worse than prisons. Though "person-centered" care is spoken of, it is very rare indeed that people actually receive this type of care. I cannot warn any of you who have older parents: NO NOT place them in LTC. God will be your judge. 

Monday 25 March 2019

"Behold the handmaid of the Lord: be it done to me according to thy word."

Thus, as the great St. Irenaeus and so many of the holy fathers remark, the obedience of the second Eve repaired the disobedience of the first: for no sooner does the Virgin of Nazareth speak her fiat, 'be it done,' than the eternal Son of God (who, according to the divine decree, awaited this word) is present, by the operation of the Holy Ghost, in the chaste womb of Mary, and there He begins His human life. A Virgin is a Mother, and Mother of God; and it is this Virgin's consenting to the divine will that has made her conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost. This sublime mystery puts between the eternal Word and a mere woman the relations of Son and Mother; it gives to the almighty God a means whereby He may, in a manner worthy of His majesty, triumph over Satan, who hitherto seemed to have prevailed against the divine plan. 
Never was there a more entire or humiliating defeat than that which this day befell Satan. The frail creature, over whom he had so easily triumphed at the beginning of the world, now rises and crushes his proud head. Eve conquers in Mary. God would not choose man for the instrument of His vengeance; the humiliation of Satan would not have been great enough; and therefore she who was the first prey of hell, the first victim of the tempter, is selected to give battle to the enemy. The result of so glorious a triumph is that Mary is to be superior not only to the rebel angels, but to the whole human race, yea, to all the angels of heaven. Seated on her exalted throne, she, the Mother of God, is to be the Queen of all creation. Satan, in the depths of the abyss, will eternally bewail his having dared to direct his first attack against the woman, for God has now so gloriously avenged her; and in heaven, the very Cherubim and Seraphim reverently look up to Mary, and deem themselves honoured when she smiles upon them, or employs them in the execution of any of her wishes, for she is the Mother of their God. 
Therefore is it that we, the children of Adam, who have been snatched by Mary's obedience from the power of hell, solemnize this day of the Annunciation. Well may we say of Mary those words of Debbora, when she sang her song of victory over the enemies of God's people: 'The valiant men ceased, and rested in Israel, until Debbora arose, a mother arose in Israel. The Lord chose new wars, and He Himself overthrew the gates of the enemies.' [Judges v. 7, 8.] Let us also refer to the holy Mother of Jesus these words of Judith, who by her victory over the enemy was another type of Mary: 'Praise ye the Lord our God, who hath not forsaken them that hope in Him. And by me, His handmaid, He hath fulfilled His mercy, which He promised to the house of Israel; and He hath killed the enemy of His people by my hand this night. ... The almighty Lord hath struck him, and hath delivered him into the hands of a woman, and hath slain him.' [Judith xiii. 17. 18; xvi. 7.]
From Dom Prosper Gueranger's commentary on the Annunciation in The Liturgical Year. 

Sunday 24 March 2019

We are but drops of water in the Precious Blood

At Mass this morning, I was particularly struck by the moment in which the priest adds a few drops of water in the soon-to-be Precious Blood. The following is taken from Dom Prosper Gueranger's The Holy Mass

The Priest having finished the Oblation Prayer, makes the sign of the cross with the Paten and places the host on the Corporal. This form of the cross expresses the identity existing between the Sacrifice of the Mass and that of Calvary. Next, the Deacon puts Wine into the Chalice, and the Sub-Deacon approaches to fulfil his office, which consists in putting the water into this same Chalice; this act is the highest of all his functions.  
The prayer which accompanies this ceremony is very ancient; it dates back as far as the first ages of the Church, and indeed it is easy to see that the Latin was a spoken language at the time it was composed. In it is strongly brought before us what is the importance, what the dignity of the Water here used in the Holy Sacrifice. Why is Water put in the Chalice? Because, according to Tradition, Our Lord Himself when instituting the Holy Eucharist, mixed Water with the Wine, as the abstemious are wont to do, and the Church continues to observe this custom. She avails herself of this opportunity to speak to us in wonderful language, unfolding to us sublimest mysteries.
Thus says Mother Church: Deus, qui humanae substantiae dignitatem mirabililer condidisti. Why speak here of the dignity of man? Why recall here, the Divinity and Humanity of Jesus Christ? Because the Wine and Water here used are figures: the Wine represents Jesus Christ as God, the Water represents Him as Man. The weakness of the Water, compared with the strength of the Wine, expresses the difference which exists between the Humanity and the Divinity of Jesus Christ. We must see ourselves too in this water, since we it was, who by Mary, furnished Our Lord with the Humanity; thus does Holy Church express herself on this subject, in sentiments of admiration; thus does she love to put forward the true dignity of man. 
Already had the royal Prophet sung this our dignity, in his Psalm: Constituisti eum super opera manuum tuarum, omnia subjecisti sub pedibus ejus: Lord, Thou hast placed man over all the Works of Thy Hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet (Ps. viii.). And if we recollect the manner of his creation by God, we are not surprised to hear Holy Church here saying that he was created in an admirable manner. When there is question of man, God speaks this word: “Let Us make man to Our Own Image and Likeness.” And as He said, so hath He done. 
But if man has been thus created, he has been moreover, raised up in a still more admirable manner, after his fall, and Holy Church fails not to say so: mirabilius reformasti. Yes indeed, God has up-raised him in a manner far exceeding, in wonder, that of His creation, in espousing human nature by His Son, and so reforming fallen man.  
Da nobis per hujus aquae et vini mysterium, ejus divinitatis esse consortes, qui humanitatis nostrae fieri dignatus est particeps, Jesus Christus Filius tuus Dominus noster. Make us, by the mystery of this Water and of this Wine, participators of the Divinity of Him, Who hath deigned to make himself Participator of our humanity, Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord. Holy Church here puts before us, first of all, in bold relief, the Mystery of the Incarnation, by means of this thought of the Water and the Wine being mingled together in one potion; thus does she recall the union of the Humanity and the Divinity of Our Lord, and site asks of God that we too may participate in the Divinity of the Lord Himself, just as St. Peter expresses it, in his second Epistle: ut per haec efficiamini divinae consortes naturae, that is to say, that by the promises which were fulfilled in Jesus Christ, we may be made participators of the Divine Nature. This deification, begun on earth by sanctifying grace, will be completed in heaven in glory. In the terrestrial Paradise, the devil told Eve that if she and Adam would only follow his counsel, both of them should be as gods. Herein he lied; for then, as now, by the faithful fulfilment of the divine precepts alone, can man ever attain unto God. In Heaven, we shall be as gods, not that we shall become so, by nature, but that in the Beatific Vision, we shall see God even as He sees Himself, and our state will be that of creatures placed immediately below the Divinity. Holy Church is bent on holding this Truth before our mental gaze, and she does so in this Prayer, while speaking to us of the Incarnation of the Word, the very Principle of man’s true greatness.  
Let our humanity be totally subsumed in the Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, just as water is totally subsumed in wine just before its transubstantiation into the Precious Blood.

Wednesday 20 March 2019

The Diabolic and Catholic Discord ~ has confusion made its masterpiece?

Confusion, anger, agitation, irritation, personal attacks amongst Catholics is a sure sign of diabolical attack and infestation in our midst. I have felt it, and I have been guilty of it, and I have been tempted to it. Indeed, even yesterday. Providence would have it, that it ended. 

I found the above, by Bishop Fulton Sheen, and ask you to watch it, reflect upon it, and see what you can do to fight back against the diabolic. The devil exists, he is very powerful, and he is sifting the Church and us. Each of us, in our own private lives. For the soul is won to Heaven, or lost to Hell, as a private soul, in a private spiritual drama. 

There is, and continues to be a marked increase in psychological disorders in our modern, urbanized society. For example, personality disorders, though psychiatric conditions, I would suggest in most cases (I need to emphasize, not all), begin in an attachment to sin. The soul becomes hardened, blunted, the conscience numbed.... These are all signs of an increase in diabolical activity in the world, and in our private lives. Habitual sin many times flows over into eventual metal instability and illness.

It is Lent. I need to increase my prayer life, go back to Confession, and stop worrying about things I cannot change. Just this morning, I read that the homosexual predator bishop from Argentina will be charged by the secular authorities. This is the man who, according to reports, had "high-octane [homosexual] pornographic material" on his mobile phone. The report I read, noted that the standard Roman response to this is to promote this known sexual perverts. This is the diabolical at work. But it does not stop there, for the diabolical also wishes me to waste my life in posting about it. He wishes me to rage, to write, to quarrel. Indeed, I have just now wasted a few minutes of my life writing this passage. No, we must flee the diabolical.

What is my point? I need to save MY soul. I need to reform MY life. I need to strive to live a good Catholic life so that I will be a GOOD EXAMPLE for not only my fellow Catholics, but for protestants, Jews, Moslems, Hindus, Buddhists and others as to why they should consider Catholicism. 

The best preaching of the Gospel is a holy life. 

Far, far too many of us live sinful, if not lukewarm lives. The separated brethren, the non-believers will not be convinced of the Truth of Jesus Christ if they see us at each others throats. 

The diabolical is at work

Let us fight him with the weapons that Jesus Christ has given us. Or we shall surely perish in our sins.

Tuesday 19 March 2019

A Blessed Feast of St. Joseph to our Canadian Readers

May the holy Patriarch, St Joseph, on this, his Feast Day bless you.  

May all Canadian readers intensify their prayers to the Patron of Canada, that he, through his intercession before his foster-Son and his ever-Virgin Spouse, bring Canada to repentance, conversion and healing. 

St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Thursday 14 March 2019

The Catholic Register removes article on Roisca plagiarism: WHY?

In the past few weeks it has become quite well known that the prominent American-Canadian priest, Fr. Thomas Rosica C.S.B., presently the CEO of Salt and Light, Vatican English language Spokesman, and media contact for the Basilian's scandal ridden, St. Michael's College School, has been engaging in habitual plagiarism, seemingly dating back at least 30 years. 

Rosica was originally exposed as a plagiarizer in 2015 on Vox Cantoris. 

And who can forget "Chalicegate"? Why is this important? Because it shows contempt for the truth. 

Until a few hours ago, the Archdiocese of Toronto's official newspaper, "The Catholic Register", carried the following article from Catholic News Agency. The article included the following revelation about Rosica: 
In recent weeks, the priest has come under fire amid revelations of extensive plagiarism in his published articles, books, and speeches.

However, the article has now been removed from The Catholic Register's website. Why? 

I will say this: any academic, or journalist caught in the type of plagiarism that Rosica has engaged in, would be dismissed. In fact, far, far lesser acts of plagiarism would entail dismissal. A student caught, would, at minimum, be failed, or expelled. 

In academia, even to indirectly reference oneself, necessitates a reference to the original source. Not to do so, constitutes plagiarism. Universities still take cheating very seriously. Evidently, there are those occupying powerful positions in the Catholic Church who do not. This is a very, very grave issue. 

It reflects a complete contempt for truth, encased in the most horrible manifestation of clericalism. 

For the latest updates as further plagiarism is being exposed on a regular basis, readers should follow the Twitter Feeds of American philosophy Professor, Josh Hochschild, and Mathew Adam Block of the Canadian Lutheran magazine. 

Josh Hohschild@JoshHochschild

Mathew Adam Block @mathewablock

I had hoped not to blog about this issue. Unfortunately, Fr. Rosica, and those who seem to be enabling him, continue to make it an issue. A very serious issue. Truth is being bandied about, mocked. No, truth is very, very important. 

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Memento mori

"Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris."

These are the words the priest utters when he puts the ashes on the top of our head (for men) or on our forehead (for women) before or after Mass on Ash Wednesday.

"Remember, man, that thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt return."

These are the words of Genesis 3.

May we remember them as we enter this Season of Penance.

Monday 4 March 2019

The Catholic Church has always denounced the scourge of Liberalism

Pope Leo XIII - the Scourge of Liberalism 

Ever since the rise of Freemasonry in 1717, and its revolutionary outbreaks in 1776, 1789... and onwards into the revolutions of the 1800s; to the Masonic revolutions in central and south America... the Catholic Church has always waged war against the Masonic spirit. 

It is hard for us Catholics to understand the danger of liberalism, given we breath it 24/7. It surrounds us. Yet, we must eradicate its spirit from our lives, and inoculate ourselves against its seductive poison. This can only be done with prayer and study of the Popes. Any nation that does not have Jesus Christ as King, is a nation that has gone wrong, and is, objectively speaking, in the camp of Satan.

Leo XIII denounced Masonic "liberty":

From Inscrutabili: 

6. Furthermore, that kind of civilization which conflicts with the doctrines and laws of holy Church is nothing but a worthless imitation and meaningless name. Of this those peoples on whom the Gospel light has never shown afford ample proof, since in their mode of life a shadowy semblance only of civilization is discoverable, while its true and solid blessings have never been possessed. Undoubtedly, that cannot by any means be accounted the perfection of civilized life which sets all legitimate authority boldly at defiance; nor can that be regarded as liberty which, shamefully and by the vilest means, spreading false principles, and freely indulging the sensual gratification of lustful desires, claims impunity for all crime and misdemeanor, and thwarts the goodly influence of the worthiest citizens of whatsoever class. Delusive, perverse, and misleading as are these principles, they cannot possibly have any inherent power to perfect the human race and fill it with blessing, for "sin maketh nations miserable." Such principles, as a matter of course, must hurry nations, corrupted in mind and heart, into every kind of infamy, weaken all right order, and thus, sooner or later, bring the standing and peace of the State to the very brink of ruin.

It was no different under Pius XI:

From Quas Primas:

It would be a grave error, on the other hand, to say that Christ has no authority whatever in civil affairs, since, by virtue of the absolute empire over all creatures committed to him by the Father, all things are in his power... If We ordain that the whole Catholic world shall revere Christ as King, We shall minister to the need of the present day, and at the same time provide an excellent remedy for the plague which now infects society. We refer to the plague of anti-clericalism, its errors and impious activities. This evil spirit, as you are well aware, Venerable Brethren, has not come into being in one day; it has long lurked beneath the surface. The empire of Christ over all nations was rejected. The right which the Church has from Christ himself, to teach mankind, to make laws, to govern peoples in all that pertains to their eternal salvation, that right was denied. Then gradually the religion of Christ came to be likened to false religions and to be placed ignominiously on the same level with them.