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CCM REPORTS: Kooky Priests Go Viral (or is that “Viral Priests go Kooky?”)

Squirt Gun Baptisms

The CCP virus pandemic is bringing out some very odd practices on the part of some of our priests.  Cute gimmicks have replaced reverence during the Sacrament of Baptism.  The Holy Eucharist is being treated like a dessert item in a buffet line…or worse.

This edition of CCM REPORTS takes a closer look at these disturbing developments…

Responding to Beijing

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been abusing the entire world (and Christians in particular) for some time now.  We all know the stories of persecution, and the recent heartbreaking (and utterly perplexing!) pact between the Holy See and Beijing…and the resulting acceleration of church demolitions, arrests, and persecutions which were, of course, the inevitable result.

And now we have this new scourge which the CCP has unleashed upon the world.  The CCP Virus (which those who consider themselves woke insist on calling COVID-19) has killed hundreds of thousands and brought Western societies to a standstill and the world’s economies to their knees.

In two short years, the world will gather in Beijing to publicly thank the CCP, adore them, and heap praise and prestige upon the Butchers of Beijing.  Why?

Is it time to say “enough’s enough”..?  #BoycottBeijing2020

The SSPX Slugfest

Right around Easter Sunday 2020, Catholic social media erupted into chatter (often quite contentious) over the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX).  A well-known Catholic online personality, Dr. Taylor Marshall, reported that he had attended Easter Sunday Mass with his family at a SSPX chapel near his home.  This brought an immediate reaction from Michael Voris at Church Militant, Timothy Gordon, and other prominent Catholic online commentators.  For a week we saw a raging battle swinging to and fro over the legitimacy of SSPX.  Then, Church Militant released a mini-documentary reporting on alleged serious cases of sexual abuse from SSPX priests and subsequent attempts at coverup on the part of the parent organization.  Whether or not these allegations have substance is not yet clear at the time this article’s posting, but the firefights now raging in response to the Church Militant’s SSPX video are intense and brutal.

Hank Igitur (an obscure yet non-prominent Catholic online commentator in his own right) offers the following observations:

Readers wishing to better understand both sides of this heartbreaking story are encouraged to visit the following sites:

Church Militant‘s short documentary describing the abuse allegations.

SSPX.org statement on the Church Militant article here.

Regardless of the outcome, or where the truth lies between the Church Militant and SSPX positions regarding these allegations, one thing seems pretty certain:  the devil is laughing at us.

 

A Prayer to Our Lady in this time of Plague

Can you spare 90 seconds to offer a prayer to Our Lady?

Can you afford not to???  The Stella Coeli prayer is a powerful supplication!

And while you’re at it, why not seek St. Michael’s intercession as well?

Remember our priests in prayer as well!  This clip from a Spanish film reminds us that our shepherds stand firm (despite the attacks raging around them) when offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass:

Catholics: Hold Fast!

Two fists held close together. On each knuckle a letter is tattooed. The words "Hold Fast" are spelled out across them.

After years of scandal and controversy, it’s easy to forget how heroic so many of our priests are.  We must support them and pray for them.

And we, Catholic brothers and sisters, must remain brave ourselves, and firm in our Faith!  Tribulations are coming.  One could easily argue (Wuhan Virus, anyone?) that they are here already.

#CatholicsHoldFast

Did the Modernists just get a nasty surprise?

8 APRIL UPDATE – It would appear that the answer posed in this article’s title may well be “no.”  We’re hearing now that Pope Francis** is setting in motion yet another “commission” to study the question of female deacons.  The good news from the Vatican just never ends, does it?  Who knows where this will go, but in the meantime it seems purposely designed to keep the “churn” and general rate of chaos high among the Faithful.  The Trads are getting their chains yanked, regular Novie Catholics are getting their chains yanked, and maybe even the Modernists are getting their chain yanked.  What is the purpose of all this?  Seems like classic Peronista tactics, which I guess shouldn’t be surprising this many years into this pontificate.  

We simply must keep praying for our Church, for our Pope (whether or not he considers himself the Vicar of Christ) and that Our Lady will soon clean house in this troubled, chaotic and pretty messed up human component of the Body of Christ.

Oremus!


** Formerly known by the very accurate title “Vicar of Christ.”  You may have heard that this august title has fallen out of favor with the former Cdl. Bergolio.  The term has been relegated to a historical footnote in the current edition of the Vatican Yearbook.

Original (prematurely optimistic) article:

Today–12 February 2020–is the day the much anticipated/dreaded Papal document on the Amazon Synod came out.  We were all bracing for the worst sort of news when it came to married priests and lady jungle deaconesses, but instead the document says something rather different.

Here is the text of tweet made by EWTN’s Raymond  Arroyo:

The Pope’s final Amazon document is a shock and a wakeup call to progressives who have sought “revolutionary” change in the Church. Pope Francis has reaffirmed the tradition of ordaining celibate men, and ruled out ordaining women. Expect a ferocious response.

Does that mean we’re out of the woods?  Probably not.  As many online commentators–each with much deeper thought processes and way larger numbers of followers–have been warning, the whole idea of adding married priests and/or female deacons into the post-Vatican II Church was never the objective.  Rather, the goal was to move the Catholic Church in ever closer alignment with the secularist goals of the UN and the likes of Jeffery Sachs, George Soros, and of course little Greta.  The climate and environment are the real threats to mankind, and globalism is the only solution.  The salvation of our souls and the methodologies used to obtain said salvation is a back-burner issue.  And I’m afraid that while the current (and let us not forget temporary) leadership in Rome works ever harder to make the Church the UN’s favorite NGO, the issues of married priests, lady deacons, and eventually full-on priestesses is far from settled.

Still, isn’t it delightful to think how disappointed all the Modernists are at this moment? All of the coquettish hinting that the door was open for massive new changes and innovations to the priesthood.  Oh, how they must have been anticipating it!

This pope is a master of weaponized ambiguity, and no mistake.  Most of that ambiguity has worked to the advantage of the Modernists (think Amoris Laetitia).  Each odd little statement he makes at an audience or airplane presser is like a little hand grenade of weaponized ambiguity tossed into the foxholes of Faithful Catholics with devastating effect.  You “progressive” theologians, priests, bishops and laity have loved lobbing those grenades at us.  But every now and again, one of those ambiguous hand grenades might just blow up in your own face.

 

 

 

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