Saturday, August 27, 2016

Benedict XVI the traditional...

“I need scarcely remind you of how impressed I was in Cuba to see the way in which Raul Castro wishes to lead his country onto a new path, without breaking with the immediate past.” — Benedict XVI

“Obedience to my successor has always been unquestionable. Then there is a sense of deep communion and friendship. The moment he was elected I felt, as many others did, a spontaneous sense of gratitude towards Providence. After two Pontiffs from Central Europe, the Lord set his eyes as it were on the universal Church and invited us towards a broader, more Catholic communion. I personally felt deeply touched right from the start by Pope Francis’ extraordinary human warmth towards me. He tried to reach me by phone right after his election. He wasn’t able to get hold of me so he tried again straight after the meeting with the universal Church from St. Peter’s balcony and he spoke to me in a very cordial manner. Since then, he has given me the gift of a marvelous paternal and fraternal relationship. I often receive small gifts, letters written in person. Before undertaking any major trips, the Pope always comes to visit me. The human kindness he has shown me is for me a special grace in this final phase of my life, which I can only be grateful for. What he says about being close to other people are not just words. He puts them into practice with me. May he in turn feel the Lord’s kindness every day. For this, I pray for him to the Lord.” Benedict XVI

Sadly, there are those who believe Benedict XVI didn’t resign from the papacy because of grammatical errors in his resignation.  These people also believe that Benedict is a lover of all things traditional in the Catholic Faith, which couldn’t be further from the truth.  Some people project Benedict to be pope spoken of in the private revelation of Fatima and are even anxiously awaiting for Benedict to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart.  The reality is Benedict XVI was a modernist who was under suspicion of heresy by the Holy Office before Vatican II and still remains one.  Benedict has made many public statements (in interviews, letters, and a speech) stating that he is no longer a pope.  Denial isn’t a river which flows through Egypt but is a state of mind of those who refuse to see the truth of the situation for what it is.

Benedict XVI resigned not for Wales 
but for Rio and World Youth Day!


What other bombshells does this book contain?

Friday, August 26, 2016

Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu (aka Mother Teresa)

Hell’s Angel by Chritopher Hitchens and Tariq Ali

This video draws from Aroup Chatterjee’s book (see below) and has a few factual errors.  That being said, it does demonstrate how Mother Teresa raised money ostensibly for the poor but instead used this money to spread her religious order as well as clearly shows the abhorrent conditions of her homes and hospitals.  Yes, we know what Mr. Hitchens stood for and no we don’t agree with everything in the film.

For further reading on Mother Teresa:

Tradition In Action articles on Mother Teresa:

A few hard to find books on Mother Teresa and her problems which begin with her non-Catholic beliefs and end with her misuse of donations and alleged money laundering.

 Mother Teresa: The Final Verdict - Aroup Chatterjee (pdf)

 Mother Teresa The Case for the Cause: Is Mother Teresa of Calcutta a Saint? - Mark Michael Zima (pdf)

Les côtés ténébreux de Mère Teresa - Serge Larivée, Carole Sénéchal et Geneviève Chénard (pdf)

Il Segreto di Madre Teresa: Il diaro e le lettere inedite dei colloqui con Gesu riportati alla luce dal processo di beatificazione - Saverio Gaeta

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Land of Confusion

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Sit down and listen to Uncle Bernie tell a few stories and yarns complete with funny and witty anecdotes.  Just to be sure, Uncle Bernie throws a dash of Catholicism into them with scant theology.  Trust Bp. Fellay, he’s going to transform Modernist Rome into the spotless bride of Christ once the SSPX gets their personal prelature cubby-hole in the insane wing of the Novus Ordo mansion.  After all as Uncle Bernie reminds us countless times, we live in confusing times!

The incoherent ramblings of 
Bp. Fellay on relations with Rome 
(110 minutes & 30 seconds)

(Part 1)

click to view the additional video parts

Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6

For those however, who want some clarity we present,
 Abbott & Costello Who's on First

Throwback Thursday — 18 January 2005

(from left to right) Rabbi Barry Dov Schwartz, Rabbi Benjamin Blech
and Rabbi Jack Bemporad give John Paul II a rabbinical blessing.

John Paul II received in a private audience 160 Jewish leaders, rabbis, cantors and their relatives.  It was unprecedented in that never before had so many rabbis set foot in the Vatican at once and they were there to meet John Paul II!  It was requested by the Pave The Way Foundation located in New York, United States of America.  John Paul II’s Talmudic Jewish friend, Gary Krupp, proposed the meeting as a way to show thanks to John Paul II for combating anti-semitism.  The Pave The Way Foundation prides itself on working behind the scenes and achieving concrete results in the furtherance of their mission.  One of their previous victories in 2002 was getting papal permission for Talmudic scholars and rabbis to have access to the Vatican Library where they can view and study the original works of Maimonides (aka the RaMBaM).  This mission was aptly named the “Maimonides Project”.  Another success was receiving permission for a loan of manuscripts of Maimonides and others, from the Vatican Library, to the Israel Museum, for its fortieth anniversary exhibit during the upcoming summer of 2005.  Among the items were:

  • a magnificently illustrated 15th-century manuscript of the Mishneh Torah, the text which was written in the 12th century by the Rambam (Maimonides),
  • a copy of the Arba’ah Turim, Rabbi Jacob ben Asher’s renowned medieval text of Jewish law, 
  • a complete Hebrew Bible codex and a book of Psalms, both produced in Rome in the 13th century and greatly prized by Jewish scholars since that time.

At the audience, three rabbis blessed John Paul II as well as a group of cantors who sang a special blessing, the Shehecheyahu.  John Paul II addressed them with these words,
“May this be an occasion for renewed commitment to increased understanding and cooperation in the service of building a world ever more firmly based on respect for the divine image in every human being.  Upon all of you, I invoke the abundant blessings of the Almighty and, in particular, the gift of peace.  Shalom aleichem.”

Gary Krupp’s speech

John Paul II’s remarks

three rabbis bless John Paul II in the Vatican

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Benedict XVI further clarifies why he resigned...

It was jet-lag!

A new one for the history books!

Today, the Italian daily newspaper, la Repubblica, published an interview of Benedict XVI conducted by Elio Guerriero — “Troppo stanco, così ho lasciato il ministero petrino”.  This interview is an excerpt from the soon to be published book, Servitore di Dio e dell'umanità, La biografia di Benedetto XVI (Servant of God and humanity, The Biography of Benedict XVI).  In this interview the question of Benedict XVI’s resignation comes up and the particulars surrounding his decision. In his own words Fr. Benedict says,

“In particular, the date for World Youth Day had already been set, which was to take place in the summer of 2013 in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Now, in this regard, I had two very specific beliefs. After the experience of the trip to Mexico and Cuba, I no longer felt I would be able to take such a demanding journey. In addition to this, the setup of World Youth Day given by John Paul II made the physical presence of the Pope essential. We did not consider using a television feed or using some other technological means. This also was another issue that made the resignation a duty for me.  Finally, I had certain trust that even without my presence the year of faith would still go well.  Faith, in fact, is a grace, a generous gift of God to believers.  I had, therefore, the firm belief that my successor, as well as and then happened, he would equally bring it to fruition as the Lord desired, the initiative started (launched) by me. ”

Later in the interview’s follow-up question, Emeritus Benedict expands on the answer as if it wasn’t already comprehensible, 

“Above all [after the Mexico/Cuba trip] I realized was no longer able to face a future in transoceanic flights because of the problem of jet-lag.  Of course I also discussed this issue with my personal doctor, Prof. Patrizio Polisca, MD.  Thus it became clear that I wouldn't be able to attend World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in the summer of 2013, because I would not be able to endure the jet-lag.  From then on I had to decide in a relatively short period of time on the date of my resignation.

Well ladies and gentlemen, we have yet another first from Joseph Ratzinger!  He resigned from his papal office because he couldn’t “endure the jet-lag.”  What happened to picking up your cross and offering it up for Our Lord?  Or better yet, why not cancel the trip?  (And all future World Youth Days!)  From his conduct one would think Benedict XVI was answerable to someone other than God.

So, the spectacle of World Youth Day must go on.

It’s not like Joseph Ratzinger has ever followed Catholic tradition in anything he did.  In fact, he has a history of bizarre statements and actions.

Fr. Karl Rahner and Fr. Joseph Ratzinger at the Second Vatican Council
exhibiting the strange behavior of dressing like laymen in coat and ties.

The papal revolution must go on!

More on Benedict’s resignation:

Coming soon to Italian bookstores.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Who would have ever guessed ‘humble’ Francis used to be ‘power hungry’ Jorge?

“Es un hombre enfermo de poder.”
 Msgr. Adriano Bernardini, the then nuncio to Argentina
speaking about Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

“He's a man that’s sick with power.”
 Msgr. Adriano Bernardini, the then nuncio to Argentina
speaking about Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Francis with Msgr. Adriano Bernardini, the current nuncio in Italy & the Republic of San Marino.

Massa: La biografía no autorizada by Diego Genoud

“For the discourse of officialdom, Bergoglio was the extreme right. Without taking away the merits of the Cardinal nor subtracting responsibility for his role during the dictatorship - with the ecclesiastical condition that guaranteed the extermination with his sermons on a way of being Western and Christian - the extreme right finished entering the Casa Rosada* with the hand of O'Reilly. When Massa came to the Cabinet, the Nuncio Adriano Bernardini, the delegate of Ratzinger in our land, already had a silver bridge of communication with the core of political power in Argentina. Between 2005 and 2012, Bernardini warned the staff of Cristina with a definition of Bergoglio that arose at the same time, of bad intention and political analysis: "He's a man sick with power."”

*literally the Pink House, the executive mansion of the President of Argentina