Sunday, 31 October 2021

The rejection of Christ as King over the Nation and State is at the heart of the civilizational crisis


Pope Pius XI

 Today marks Pius XI's "forgotten" encyclical on Christ the King, Quas Primas. It was forgotten by the vast majority of prelates in the 1920s and the faithful, for they had already become corrupted, and wanted to go along to get along with liberalism. Here, in North America, we had the disgrace of Americanist bishops in the last century working might and main to obfuscate the Syllabus of Errors and proclaim that they could be good Catholics yet adhere to masonic ideals that permeated the foundations of the United States (and which, as we are living through, her eventual ruin, for that which is not founded on truth cannot survive). Likewise in Canada we are now living the results of 150 years of knee-taking to masonic ideals, as exemplified in the betrayal of preaching the Gospels amongst the Natives, to joining with the State to "Canadianize" Indians. 

In contrast to these two cowardly examples of bishops more or less placing themselves under the "whim of princes and rulers" (Pius XI), the local Catholic Church is neutered, disgraced, mocked by the non-believers, and the Gospel trampled underfoot by the continuation of these wicked policies who have become de facto gallican "churches" run by the unworthy succeeding cowards who have occupied far too many episcopal thrones over the past two centuries. The result of ineffectual and disastrous leadership by these men has brought the Catholic Church in North America to near ruin. It would be into this effete North American gallacinized "church" that European modernist poison would be injected (and eagerly taken up), along with massive infiltration by communists, and in their wake, homosexuals - who, alas, dominate clerical ranks. The result is a near universal decadent and corrupt hierarchy; compromised (probably blackmailed as well), dominated by the State

 We now see, dear friends, the result of infidelity to the Gospel. Complete ruin. The great Pius XI was ignored (just as Gregory XVI, Pius IX, Leo XIII, Benedict XV, and Pius X were), and the road to complete collapse was inevitable. No doubt, "modern" men in their day must have been horrified when Gregory XVI denounced unrestrained "freedom of the press", or Pius IX's admonition that the Pope CANNOT adapt himself to liberalism, or Leo XIII's warning to Americans that the American way is not the ideal way. So we jump forward a few decades to Pius XI's continual warnings that Christian civilization was tottering to her ruin if NOT founded on Our Lord AND His Church. Modern Man has chosen otherwise, and the fruit is there for all to see. 

 Friends, stay with the Church: is is a pathetic excuse to leave the Mystical Body because She has been seemingly overrun by evil prelates. Men, who rather than preaching restoration of ALL things in Christ, prefer "resetting" all things in Satan. For where Christ is not found, Satan will be there. That is why the "smoke of Satan" entered the Church. The churchmen were kicking Christ out, so He left. Let us at least welcome Him into our hearts, praying that these evil men repent. We are NOT going to be saved by princes, politicians, presidents, businessmen or any other "saviour". Get that once and for all out of your mind. The Shepherd is struck, the sheep are scattered.

From Pius XI's Quas Primas, establishing the Feast of Christ the King: 

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. [religious liberty]
It was then put under the power of the state and tolerated more or less at the whim of princes and rulers. [protestant tyranny] Some men went even further, and wished to set up in the place of God's religion a natural religion [Freemasonry, humanism] consisting in some instinctive affection of the heart. There were even some nations who thought they could dispense with God [Bolshevism], and that their religion should consist in impiety and the neglect of God. 
The rebellion of individuals and states against the authority of Christ has produced deplorable consequences. We lamented these in the Encyclical Ubi arcano; we lament them today: the seeds of discord sown far and wide; those bitter enmities and rivalries between nations, which still hinder so much the cause of peace; that insatiable greed which is so often hidden under a pretense of public spirit and patriotism, and gives rise to so many private quarrels; a blind and immoderate selfishness, making men seek nothing but their own comfort and advantage, and measure everything by these; no peace in the home, because men have forgotten or neglect their duty; the unity and stability of the family undermined; society in a word, shaken to its foundations and on the way to ruin. We firmly hope, however, that the feast of the Kingship of Christ, which in future will be yearly observed, may hasten the return of society to our loving Savior. 

It would be the duty of Catholics to do all they can to bring about this happy result. Many of these, however, have neither the station in society nor the authority which should belong to those who bear the torch of truth. This state of things may perhaps be attributed to a certain slowness and timidity in good people, who are reluctant to engage in conflict or oppose but a weak resistance; thus the enemies of the Church become bolder in their attacks. But if the faithful were generally to understand that it behooves them ever to fight courageously under the banner of Christ their King, then, fired with apostolic zeal, they would strive to win over to their Lord those hearts that are bitter and estranged from him, and would valiantly defend his rights....While nations insult the beloved name of our Redeemer by suppressing all mention of it in their conferences and parliaments, [religious indifferentism] we must all the more loudly proclaim his kingly dignity and power, all the more universally affirm his rights.

Thursday, 28 October 2021

"The foolish things of the world hath God chosen, that he may confound the wise..." (1 Cor. 1.27)

In honour of today's feast of the Apostles Sts. Simon and Jude, celebrated each year on October 28th, we provide this short reflection from Bishop Challoner (1691 - 1781).

Consider first, the wonders of God in these and in all the rest of the apostles, whom he raised up as it were from the earth and from the dunghill, and made princes of his people. 'The foolish things of the world hath God chosen,' saith St. Paul, 1 Cor. 1. 27, 28, 29, 'that he may confound the wise: and the weak things of the world hath God chosen that he may confound the strong; and the base things of the world and the things that are contemptible hath God chosen, that no flesh should glory in his sight.' The Apostles, when they were chosen by Christ, were poor and contemptible in the eyes of the world; they were ignorant and illiterate; they had no power, credit, or interest to recommend them; nor any one of those qualities which the world is fond of to make them shine in the eyes of men; and yet they are preferred by the wisdom of God before all the wise, rich, eloquent, learned, noble, or great ones of this world, as most fit to be his instruments in this great work of the conversion of the world, and best qualified, by their simplicity and humility, to show forth his glory. Adore here, my soul, the wonderful ways of God, and learn to prefer with him the things that this world despises, before all its false grandeur, deceitful appearances, and ostentation of wisdom.

Consider 2ndly, the eminent dignity to which the apostles were raised by our Lord: they were made his disciples, his individual companions, his familiar friends and confidants - yea, his brethren too, John xx. 17; they were made under him the chief priests of the New Testament, the first bishops and pastors of his church, the prime ministers of his kingdom, the stewards and dispensers of all his mysteries; his ambassadors to men; his vicegerents upon earth; the doctors and teachers of the whole world; and next after him, who is the chief corner-stone, the twelve foundations of his church, Eph. ii. 20 - yea, the twelve foundations of the heavenly Jerusalem, Apoc. xxi. 14. Reflect also on the distinguishing graces, and the excellency of power which our Lord conferred upon them, suitable to their great office and callings; such as the power of consecrating and of offering in sacrifice his sacred body and blood; of remitting sins; and of opening or shutting heaven's gates to men; the commission of feeding his flock, and of ruling and directing his church, with the promise of the Holy Ghost to assist them therein; the authority of publishing throughout the whole world his new law, the law of grace; and the covenant of salvation through him, & c.: besides the gifts of tongues, and prophecy, and other eminent graces of the Holy Ghost; and a power of working all kind of miracles, yea, even greater than those of Christ himself, St. John xiv. 12. Christians, bless your Saviour on the festivals of the apostles, for all these great things he has done for them, and through them for his church in general, and in some degree for every one of you in particular. For as they were, under Christ, the fathers and founders of the Christian religion, so from them, and through their ministry, the faith, the word, the sacraments, the graces of Christ, and all spiritual goods and treasures are derived down to your souls by the channel of their successors in the church of Christ.

Consider 3rdly, the eminent sanctity of the apostles; on account of which they have been so highly honoured by all succeeding generations in the Christian church. They received great graces, and they faithfully cooperated with these graces. At the first call they left all things else to follow Christ, and as he bears them witness, Luke xx. 28, they remained with him in his temptations. They were indefatigable in their labours for the propagation of his kingdom, and for the salvation of souls; their zeal and courage were invincible; their love for him was stronger than death; they were ready to meet death in every shape for his glory; they even rejoiced that they were esteemed worthy to suffer for his name. In a word, they were perfect in an eminent degree in all virtues. By their preaching and labours, by their doctrine and miracles, by their sufferings and death, they planted the faith and church of Christ throughout the world; but nothing contributed more to this great work than the sanctity of their lives: by the help of which, as well as by the fervour and efficacy of their prayers, they effectually established virtue religion, and Christian perfection in every place where they came, upon the ruins of infidelity and vice; and left behind them a succession of saints, as the fruits of their labours, which have been kept up ever since in the true church of Christ, according to that of their divine master, John xv. 16, 'I have appointed you that you should go, and should bring forth fruit, and your fruit should remain.'

Conclude to celebrate with a particular devotion the festivals of the apostles, as the most eminent amongst the favourites of God, and the fathers of the other saints. Glorify God, who is wonderful in all his saints, for the extraordinary wonders he has wrought in them and through them, and to that eternal glory to which he has raised them. But study also to learn the great lessons they perpetually taught, both by word and work, and to aim with all your power at an imitation of their virtues and sanctity.

Monday, 25 October 2021

Cardinal Collins: How a coward turned into a bully!

Cardinal Collins cringing in fear

"Like any man, he was coward enough to fear great force;
but he was not quite coward enough to admire it".

G.K. Chesterton

Friends, it is a serious matter to accuse anyone publicly of cowardice, of failing in their duty. Sadly, I have no choice but to do so one again, as I did so commencing on that frightful day in March 2020, when Cardinal Collins bolted up all the churches in the Archdiocese. He even ordered the cemeteries locked. I know for a FACT that a dear friend of mine was unable to visit the grave of her dearly departed daughter. Police cruisers were obscenely parked outside Assumption Cemetery lest any Catholic dare approach to pray for the dead.  You see, dear friends, Cardinal Collins had accepted the State and media lies that COVID was as deadly as Ebola, SARS. In throwing in with the State, he threw in with the oppression, the lockdowns, the crushing of civil liberties, the destruction of family business, the suicides, the domestic violence, the substance abuse. Public policy decisions have CONSEQUENCES, and when a leading PUBLIC figure such as Cardinal Collins endorses them, he must ALSO take RESPONSIBILITY. 

All hail the new religion of Corona

Now, his latest action is to a priori label unvaccinated priests, employees, and volunteers as potentially dishonest at best. He refuses to cover their mandatory COVID testing (of which at least 97% are false positives) testing (if YOU mandate it Caridnal Collins YOU pay for it!!!), as well as refuses to allow safe and completely reliable tests to be made at home (see Vox Cantoris for details). Is the Cardinal saying he does NOT take his priests, employees, volunteers for their word? This implies they at minimum are inclined towards dishonesty, if not out right LIARS! 

I now draw your attention dear readers to one of the oldest (and nasty) human psychological reactions: the bullied becomes the bully. Last year, Collins cowed and cringed before Eileen de Villa (Toronto's notorious politically appointed pro-abortion "Catholic"? public health physician) who, according to Collins, was going to suppress all the Sacraments. How she was going to do that, Collins never explained, but we must presume that he thought she would turn to the hard-left Toronto City Council (under the loathsome corporate capitalist-socialist toad, Mayor John Tory) to send in the police to chain St. Michael's and arrest any clergy who actually defended the rights of the Church. So it was that Cardinal Collins, Prince of the Church, handed over the sacred rite of the Holy Mass to de Villa. It was not shortly after boarding up all the churches that the Archdiocese was receiving millions. The words of the Prophet Ezekiel come to mind:

 ...thou hast set up some brothel for public resort; no harlot thou, to bargain over a hateful trade. Thine was the craving of the false wife, that must ever bring a stranger between her husband’s sheets...(16:31-32)

Thus it was that the Catholic Church was sold - nay, PROSTITUTED - to the State and defiled for filthy lucre. When last Christmas separated brothers went to court to request their church be reopened - Cardinal Collins was SILENT. WHY?

 Alas, we moved into the new year what did we discover? The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops were actively colluding with the federal public health "authorities" regarding the promotion of dangerous, experimental genetically based therapeutics (being touted as "highly effective vaccines" when it has now emerged that they are highly ineffective symptom suppressants). 

Let us now jump forward to October 22: we learn from Vox Cantoris that the vile creature, Bishop Anthony Daniels has banned all Catholics from Mass and the Sacraments if they have not taken a highly ineffective symptom suppressant. This monster of iniquity even demands children take this therapeutic, even though (especially boys and young men under 30) it is SIX times more likely to put them in hospital with either myocarditis or pericarditis as compared to being hospitalized by COVID. As we realise this, we grasp what an evil monster this man is.


Will Collins DENOUNCE Anthony Daniels?

I close asking YOU directly Cardinal Collins: 

Are YOU going to sit idly by in SILENCE as this monster bans Catholics in good standing from Mass? 

Are YOU going to sit in SILENCE whilst this monster terrorizes parents and their children? 

One last thing Your Eminence: before you decide between silence or admonishing this repulsive creature, I ask you to look once again at the two pictures you have of Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More and consider if they would sit by like dead mutes as a "bishop" spiritually assaults and brutalizes the faithful?

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Support your good priest(s)

Much of what has been done in the Archdiocese of Toronto regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has been nothing short of head-hanging. I cannot bring myself to say much about the clergy as opposed to what I have said in the past because I have a keen sense of where that will lead me. Fortune may favor the bold, but not all are called to be bold in the same way.

Having said that, it is right and just to point to someone who exposes the Truth and makes it easier to separate light and darkness: Vox Cantoris. Have a read of what he's been saying for the last few weeks - it doesn't paint a pretty picture of pastels but it has fallen to him to expose the rot in a way I cannot. 

Something which has been implied in Vox's writings but (I think) hasn't been spelled out in as many words is the need to support the persecuted priests. Some priests have been - or are being - left out in the cold for health-related decisions they have made in recent months. Much of this decision-making has been on the Q.T. - as it should be, given the nature of the decisions - but it is important to recognize that these priests need help. As laity we ask so much of them, yet (comparatively) give so little in return for their service.

Priests need to live and eat just like the "poor laity." Help him out. We may not be in the era of priests having housekeepers anymore, but bring him proper meals to fuel his body and give him the energy to keep going. If you can't do that for some reason, offer to drive him places or otherwise make his life easier by bringing him his necessities - even if it's just toiletries or little things like that. If you can't do that either, give him money to help him with gas or  other expenses. A priest's salary isn't handsome, and at least in Canada, he has to pay taxes on his income like so many people do here.

My list isn't exhaustive, but I hope the point has been made. The priests who have made certain decisions regarding their medical profile in recent months appear to be on a verboten list, so to speak. From what it looks like to me, they are going to need some serious material help - both during this crisis and afterwards.

In my time as a blogger and a traditionally-minded Catholic, I have seen so many laity bemoan the lack of good priests, as well as those who have been persecuted, and subsequently write against the bad ones. Maybe it's what I read, but I haven't seen as many calls to support the good ones. Vox Cantoris, Barona, Everyday for Life, Canada, and Dymphna at Dymphna's Road are exceptions in Blogger-land. However, they prove that one's Catholicity is not to be borne out in boxes, but is to inflame every fibre of one's being.

Ora et labora. Support your good priest(s). No one needs to know. God will, and that's all that matters.

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

No Greater Love

"This is the greatest love a man can shew, that he should lay down his life for his friends, and you, if you do all that I command you, are my friends." (John 15: 13-14)

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Cardinal Collins: Answer me THIS!

"I hear and obey", says Cardinal Collins


As the Archdiocese of Toronto, now a de facto State Church under the Province of Ontario, presses forward with its gravely sinful program of forced vaccination on clergy, employees, and volunteers we have the following information presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the AAPS, held this past September 30- October 2nd: viral loads are statistically NO different between vaccinated and un-vaccinated.  Translation: viral transmission is statistically equal between groups.

This just shows how obscenely grotesque and perverse is the LIE that Cardinal Collins and his ignorant handlers and staff are trying to hoist on Catholics: namely that vaccination will stop the spread of COVID-19. It will do nothing of the kind, because facts DON'T lie. The vaccines - at best - and we do not know much because they are experimental - suppress symptoms for 6 - 8 months. I wrote about the need for boosters months ago. I have - when time permitted - began to actually study pre-COVID peer-reviewed literature on mRNA and DNA technology for use as vaccines. The most recent studies that I reviewed were mRNA vaccinations for rabies and influenza. One did not work, the other needed boosters within six months. All of this was known back in early 2020. The literature is available online. 

The face of despair and surrender

To conclude: Cardinal Collins why are you FORCING a vaccine on people that is: 1) experimental, 2) statistically unacceptably dangerous, even lethal, 3) with unproven efficacy, 4) with unknown long-term side effects. 

And now we can add point number 5: transmission of the virus for the vaccinated is statistically NO DIFFERENT than the un-vaccinated



Cardinal Collins, don't YOU follow the science?

 We all know what happened when churchmen got involved in science a few centuries ago, don't we? Instead of following what the Church always taught, they became fearful when faced with the bellicose roaring of protestants and rejecting Sacred Scriptures, the common opinion of the Fathers, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Fr. Copernicus, etc. began to soft shoe shuffle to the flat earth agitators. They would have done better had they considered for a minute that Luther despised human reason, and hated science. Now we have the Pope and the vast majority of churchmen taking up the insanity of the new religion of COVID.

Yet Cardinal Collins and his handlers (Bay Street lawyers for the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Toronto) are literally HELL bent on forcing these genetic vaccines upon EVEN CHILDREN. Yet the asymptomatic do NOT transmit, and children (not to mention young people under 20) have more of a chance to die being hit by lightening than from COVID. How DIABOLICAL!

Will the Cardinal cease his madness now that Sweden, Denmark, and Finland have banned Moderna for males under 30? Will he take his head out of the sand now that Israelis are being forced to have a THIRD shot to be considered "vaccinated"? Or will we see Cardinal Collins preaching and FORCING a third shot in the early new year?


The look of defeat at the hands of Toronto Public Health 

Dear friends, as you study the above slide, please say a Hail Mary for all those suffering Catholics who have been unable to receive Holy Communion since last March after Cardinal Collins handed over the Mass to the the local public health authorities (also pushers of abortion and sexual vice). These secular officials proceeded to change the rubrics to one of the most sacred rites of the Mass - the reception of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Cardinal Collins is on record stating that if he had not surrendered the Mass to these abortion apologists (NOT "very virtuous" Your Eminence!) they would have banned ALL the Sacraments. Friends, if Cardinal Collins is telling the truth (why would he lie?) does that seem like the behaviour of - let us repeat his very words: "very virtuous" people?


More to come....