"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

In my own weird way ... random thoughts after Yom Kippur

Therefore, Jesus also suffered outside the gate, 
to consecrate the people by his own blood.
Let us then go to him outside the camp, 
bearing the reproach that he bore. - Hebrews 13:13

I stayed offline yesterday for Yom Kippur.

I observe Yom Kippur in my own weird way.  It's is a great feast day - or Day of Atonement ... I liken it to Holy Thursday night and Good Friday.  Christ is at once the sacrificial lamb and the scapegoat, sent outside the camp, carrying our shame - our sin.  I like to fast as we do for Good Friday, to pray, and so on.  In union with the Jewish people.

Speaking of scapegoats ...

The Wikileaks reveal.

The Podesta emails reveal a 'plot' against faithful Catholics to foment revolution in the Church - faithful Catholics singled out for repression and destruction ... more or less.  If true, the only thing Wikileaks did is to confirm the worst fears of Catholic against Hillary.  If true, faithful Catholics might have figured out this anti-Catholic bigotry without Wikileaks, a long, long time ago.  Hillary Clinton was never shy about revealing what she thought about changing religious beliefs to recognize there can be 'no progress without abortion':

“There is one lesson from the past, in particular, that we cannot afford to ignore: You cannot make progress on gender equality or broader human development, without safeguarding women’s reproductive health and rights,” Clinton said near the end of a speech marking International Women's Day. “That is a bedrock truth.” - Hilary Clinton, CNN
“Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” Clinton said.
“Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will,” she explained. “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed. As I have said and as I believe, the advancement of the full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21st century and not just for women but for everyone — and not just in far away countries but right here in the United States.” - Hilary Clinton, The DC

“There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church.” - Wikileaks 

“We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good 
to organize for a moment like this. 
But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. 
Likewise Catholics United. 
Like most Spring movements, 
I think this one will have to be bottom up,” Podesta

The conspiracy is no longer just a theory.

As if the Obama administration was any more friendly to Catholics, causing the Little Sisters of the Poor to go to court to defend their religious freedom.  Go back through American politics - anti-Catholicism has been a thread running through it.  The Wikileaks news pretty much reveals what every trad-Catholic always claimed anyway.  Don't forget the Communist infiltration as exposed by Bella Dodd - true or false - the Communist infiltration has endured as the number one conspiracy theory.  Then we have the Masonic-Illuminati influence - and control ... depending on who you read.

What is it - 40 - 50 years since abortion on demand has been legal?  And no one has been successful in keeping their campaign promises to make it stop or to stack the Supreme Court with pro-life judges?  Not even 'the vast right wing conspiracy' out to get Mrs. Clinton have been successful?  Now, while Wikileaks stories are breaking, it looks as if the rumors may indeed be real conspiracies, and not just crack-pot theories.

Nevertheless, all of the conspiracy theories pretty much work for all the enemies of religion - specifically the anti-Catholics, who hate the Church - be they liberal-dissenting Catholic or ultra-conservative traditionalist Catholic.  The political rancor on both sides has poisoned Catholic culture, split Catholicism in the U.S. between conservative and liberal, traditional and novus ordo, secular and religious ... it isn't new - it's simply festering right now.

I suspect that the anti-Francis Catholics are in full manipulation mode right now by MSM, social media, politicians like Podesta, and even the Wikileaks propaganda, just as much as doubt and second guessing is sown among faithful Catholics - even priests - over what is going on, who is telling the truth, and so on.  When I say 'faithful Catholics', I'm talking about Catholics faithful to the Pope and the bishops in communion with him.

Why all this intrigue and rumor-mongering?  It's a great means to destabilize, to create division, to conquer.  Silly liberal-dissenting Catholics ... they should know, if the purpose is to destroy the Church, first 'they' will come for the religious right, then, if there is any faith left, they'll come for the religious left.

Social media, email, the Internet is probably the real Trojan Horse in the city of God and the city of man ...

Just guessing.

Final thoughts ...

Miracle at Fatima, October 13, 1917
People must amend their lives 
and ask pardon for their sins. 
They must not offend our Lord any more, 
for He is already too much offended!
- Our Lady of the Rosary

Our Lady didn't get into politics, except to warn that if people did not amend their lives:
"Russia will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated."
Russian hacking and Wikileaks.  causing wars, persecutions, martyrs, the Holy Father suffering much ... various nations ... annihilated.


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    1. Why all this intrigue and rumor-mongering? To destabilize, to create division, to conquer."

      All distraction to get folks trying to stay focused well, distracted. Nothing new as far as anti-Catholic bigotry goes ... they are just gonna turn it up a big notch under Ms. C is all.

      I am going to seek the beauty of silence today. Walk into an empty church on a lazy Thursday afternoon and pray. I will contemplate God's goodness and mercy as we are allowed to see what may come and leaves it to us as to what we will do.

      I will remember all of you while there

    2. Terry,

      Did you read what Archbishop Chaput had to say?


    3. I did - I intend to post a quote.


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