Monday, 27 October 2014

It Just Doesn't Matter Anymore

Written by  Megaera Erinyes
Dear Miss Erinyes
I'm just wondering what your opinion is. Do you think that Francis really is pope? I cannot imagine the real pope doing and saying the things that Francis is doing and saying. Do you think that it is possible that the last conclave was rigged, making Francis' election illegitimate? - Fr. M
Dear Father, 
The truth is that I have no idea. I am not a canonist; I have no training in theology or Church history and have no special ability to discern between the various arguments now being commonly bruited about the internet. I can see that we have a very large problem, one in the person of Francis that seems to equal the horrifying problems in the world. He seems to me to be, indeed, an intrinsic part of those external problems, a product of them, one might even say.
Unfortunately, I also have no special knowledge, other than what can be found out on the internet, about what happened in the Vatican in the last 2 years. I know what I have seen, and what I have heard, and it is obviously going to go down in Church history (if there is going to be anyone to write such things down in what is left of our future) as one of our most dangerous and inexplicable periods. Other than that, I know what anyone knows; rumours and counter rumours. 

What I can see as a simple observer is that we are in a situation, with the Church and the world as a whole, that is apparently totally unprecedented in our long history. I hope you will forgive a long answer, since your question, as simple as it seems, encompasses quite a lot. 

I suppose it is possible, and has probably happened in the past, that a pope has been brought out of illicit elections who really is pope, and has gone on to do his duty as perfectly as any pope. I don't think that the nature of the election process is so crucial, though given our situation I can see why it is an attractive answer. We have a serious problem with Bergoglio, and it is one that an irregular election would solve, if it could be proved. What a relief it would be to simply shrug off his strange speeches by saying, “Oh, just more anti-pope talk.”  Tempting indeed. 

But I think there is a more generally useful answer that can be taken on board by any Catholic who still believes: If the pope is not a Catholic, and is pursuing goals contrary to those of Christ, does it matter if he is canonically an anti-pope? Does it matter if the election process was violated in this or that way? 

Since the Ascension of Our Lord, we Christians have been charged with the conversion of the whole world. I do not find it surprising that it has taken us 2000 years to accomplish this, particularly since at the time the charge was given we still had much of the world left to discover and were dependent upon others to invent things like sailing ships and oceanic navigational tools. Given distractions like the human love of making war and the Black Death, I find a time frame of two millennia to be fairly reasonable. But in the end, by the end of the 19th century or thereabouts, I think we have done as well as we could be expected to do.


Monday, 20 October 2014

Francis and Kasper: The Modern Pharisees

Written by  Brian M. McCall

The dispute between the Pharisees and Our Lord is being misrepresented. It was the Pharisees through their technical distortion of the meaning of the words of the law that were advocating a minimalist compliance with the natural and divine law. In fact, Our Lord came to demand a more rigorous application of the Law and the Prophets.

Perhaps you have experienced a similar ad hominem attack as I have when simply stating or defending the very simple dogma on marriage that has been held by Catholics everywhere and always (at least before the gnostic oracle of Cardinal Kasper came on the scene). Marriage is the union between one man and one woman which bond is broken only by the death of one of the spouses. Our grandparents would have considered inconceivable that such a simple and basic statement could become the source of ridicule and persecution by fellow Catholics. Yet, utter this truth today and you are likely to be confronted with something like the following: “You are being like the Pharisees. Christ came to bring mercy and the Pharisees stubbornly held on to the letter of the law rather than embracing Christ’s new spirit of mercy. Like the Pharisees of old you obstinately are refusing the law of mercy Pope Francis seeks to promote.”

In reaction to the shocking mid-Synod report, Maria Madise, coordinator of Voice of the Family notes the same line of attack: “The Synod’s mid-way report will increase the incidence of faithful Catholics being labelled as ‘Pharisees’, simply for upholding Catholic teaching on sexual purity.” Like much of the pseudo-historical drivel being doctored up to support the jettisoning of natural and divine law (See Roberto de Mattei’s article on the abuse of the Council of Trent for an example here), such an attack completely misrepresents the real dispute between Our Lord and the Pharisees. This dispute was not between an overly rigid literalist interpretation of the law by the Pharisees and a lenient merciful more up-to-date spirit of the law interpretation by Our Savior. Rather, it was the exact opposite.

Inaccurately the dispute between the Pharisees and Our Lord is being misrepresented as a dispute between the rigid, legalistic, close-minded Pharisees clinging to the letter of the law whereas the merciful Savior liberally went beyond the letter of the law. Thus, those repeating the perennial proposition that a spouse engaging in marital acts with another person while his or her spouse still lives are objectively committing adultery (regardless of what human civil law calls it) and therefore cannot be admitted to a Sacrament of the Living, Holy Communion, are merely “Pharisees applying the strict letter of the law.”

“Francis and Kasper seek simply to extend the hand of mercy.” If we examine the testimony of Sacred Scripture (as confirmed by the Tradition of the Church) we find reality to be the exact opposite. It was in fact Our Lord who came to demand a more rigorous, not lax, application of the Law and the Prophets. It was the Pharisees through their technical distortion of the meaning of the words of the law that were advocating a minimalist compliance with the natural and divine law. As long as the letter of the law was fulfilled, they argued, we were justified. On the contrary our Lord came to call all Men to a more rigorous and perfect obedience to the law. We will examine the incident as reported by St. Matthew in which Our Lord clearly distinguishes His demand for rigor from the practice of the Pharisees.

Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For amen I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot, or one tittle shall not pass of the law, till all be fulfilled. . . . For I tell you, that unless your justice abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Matt. 5:17-20)


Friday, 17 October 2014

A superb take on the increasingly shambolic state of the Church under Pope Humble the 1st, the Merciful.

Catholics really have their backs to the wall at the moment.  Murdered and driven from our homes abroad by Muslims; persecuted at home by secularists and homofascists; our Church rotting from the inside by Modernists, radical feminist, predatory sodomites and other assorted dissenters, add to this we have Pope Humble the 1st, the Merciful, treating the Church like his personal fiefdom and all the barmy news coming out of Rome.

Listen to Michael Matt's (the editor of the Remnant) superb take on the increasingly shambolic state of the Church under Pope Humble the 1st, the Merciful.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Removed From His See by Pope Humble the 1st The Merciful (many believe because he was too orthodox) Bishop Livieres Still Speaks Out!

There has been increasing disquiet and accusations of injustice over the forced removal of a Paraguayan bishop, ostensibly because of his “difficult” relations with other bishops and priests.
The Vatican is not responding to calls for more detailed reasons why the bishop was removed, but the faithful, the bishop's supporters say, have a right to know. And if the reasons are valid and just, they argue, why not share them?

Bishop Rogelio Livieres:
“At the opening Mass of the extraordinary Synod on the family Pope Francisco called for bishops to collaborate with God’s plan and thus form a holy people. I offer these reflections with the desire to serve the Pope in the best way that I can.
“The Church, founded on the rock of Peter, expects from the Synod the promotion of the Christian family. But what the Bible calls “the world” has a very different expectation: the media scream every day for the Church to be brought “up to date”- a euphemism for demanding that she bless, and not condemn the everyday more and more frequent moral deviations – due to, among other reasons, the systematic encouragement from the press and the entertainment industry.
“The Church was, however, not established to sanction what the world seeks, but to teach us what God wants from us and to accompany us on the path of Holiness. Because it is in the will of God, who knows all, and cannot be deceived nor deceive us, where we find true peace and happiness. Neither the doctrine of the faith nor pastoral practice —  consequence of this doctrine — are the result of a consensus of priests, whether Cardinals or bishops.

Monday, 13 October 2014

EWTN has done a great service to the truth

I cannot recommend high enough to every reader of this blog, and to the whole Catholic world, this interview of Cardinal Burke by EWTN's Raymond Arroyo:

Arroyo's conduct of the interview brilliantly frames the debate between Kasper and the Pope who praises him on the one hand, and the teaching of Our Lord, and the Church's discipline in obedience to Christ, on the other.  EWTN has done a great service to the truth.

This is an example of how EWTN could be a force for true renewal in the Church.  Let us hope this trend at the network continues and that it becomes a vehicle for principled opposition to the post-Conciliar revolution that has reached a new level of insanity under the pontificate of Pope Humble the 1st, with its demagogic invocation of a false mercy and its funky divide between doctrine and practice.  Click on image above to order your copy of Remaining in the Truth of Christ 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014


The Catholic Youth Ministry Federation has invited Fr Timothy Radcliffe to their conference, which will be attended by thousands of young people in London in March 2015.

Fr. Timothy is just one more of those one-dimensional bog standard Modernists of the sort that are swarming like flies  all over the post-Conciliar Church.  The mission of this particular Judas is the promotion of same-sex anal copulating, which he describes as "Eucharistic"!

Why do some bishops allow him free rein to lead young people astray? - one can only assume that he has something on some of them.

Please alert as many as you can within your circle of influence to the wickedness of the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation's invite to Fr Timothy Fagcliffe.  If you have children of your own involved in CYMFED it is your duty to stop them if possible attending this conference and to protest to CYMFED at what is being down to our young people by these Judases.  It may also be worth writing to the Catholic papers to protest at what is being done with your money.

You can also contact the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation at 39 Eccleston Square, London, SW1V 1BX - Tel: 0752-864-3420 - Website: - Email:

Thursday, 2 October 2014

"If this pack of wolves are prepared to turn on one of their own and savage a good fellow bishop like Patrick O'Donoghue, just imagine what they would do to a curate."

by: Graham Moorhouse

A few days ago, Catholics received the good news that Bishop Kieran Conry was now ex-Bishop Kieran Conry.  Most genuine Catholics, certainly in the circles I move, are enormously grateful to the Mail on Sunday for ridding us of this scumbag. 
“Scumbag!” I hear the pious cry, that is not Christ like language.  Oh no? – well Christ denounced a self-serving cartel within the Jewish Church of His own time as a “brood of vipers” and “sons of the Devil”.  By what strange yardstick is “sons of the Devil” deemed to be more polite than “scumbags”?  "But," the pious will object, "we are all sinners."  I agree, and I am far too venal a man to want to cast the first stone on account of his penchant for abusing his position of  authority to take advantage of vulnerable women. 

He is a scumbag because he is a card carrying member of the cartel of Modernists who have had their jackboots on the throat of the English Church for forty years, men who despise Catholicism with a diabolical zeal, loathe the faith of our forefathers, saints and martyrs, yet insist on living parasitically off the body of Christ, too drunk on their own pride to notice that they have staggered into the wrong church.
When I became a Catholic over sixty years ago there were 3,000,000 souls at Mass every Sunday and they were 99% orthodox.  Furthermore this number was growing significantly year on year.  Today, there are around 900,000 and this pitiful remnant, kept afloat by immigration, is shrinking as I write.  Furthermore, two thirds are heretics who would more accurately be described as Roman Protestants.  But the Church in this country did not wither on the vine, nor was it killed off by the laity, it was destroyed by this powerful clique within the episcopacy.  Like Pontius Pilate, they wash their hand and claim that this unprecedented collapse has nothing to do with them; it is all to do with cultural and societal changes outside their control.  Oh is it! - then pray explain why those parts of the Church that have adhered to tradition (like the SSPX), or have returned to tradition, are growing and flourishing.  If the Church was a state, these men would have been hung for treason long ago.
The pious will insist that we must pray for Kieran Conry; indeed we must, we must pray that he repents his unbelief, finds faith and saves his soul.  But while you are busy praying for Conry, spare a wee prayer for the legions of innocent victims of the cartel of faithless Modernists, of which Conry is but one.  Pray for the millions of children who have been callously robbed of their faith because these scumbags have ruthlessly prohibited the teaching of the Catholic faith in their schools.  Pray also for those adults and young people, who having been cruelly robbed of the Faith by this cartel, and thus of the Church and her sacraments, are in direct consequence in grave danger of losing their souls. 
And when you have finished praying for these innocent victims, pray for all the good Catholic teachers whose careers have been blighted or destroyed by the Modernism Enforcement Czars (MECs) employed by our bishops to do their dirty work.   Pray, for example, for the excellent young man whose career was destroyed  because he mentioned the name of Jesus in a class.  This was deemed by the MECs as offensive to the Muslims in the class; notwithstanding that no Muslim complained and the Koran actually mentions Jesus approvingly many more times than it mentions Mohammed.  Then pray for the young teacher disciplined by the MECs because, in answer to a direct question from a pupil, he responded that he believed children faired best with a mother and father at home.  And then spare a prayer for the excellent young teachers who was left destitute with a young wife, a baby and a mortgage to support for the high crime of saying the rosary in the school chapel during Lent.  These are just three examples plucked from the scores of letters we have on file.  If we merely pray for one scumbag who has fallen from grace, and ignore the millions of innocent victims, we are hypocrits.
The tragic fact is that we have a mere handful of good Catholic bishops in England, men like Mark Davies of Shrewsbury and Philip Egan of Portsmouth, and two or three others, the rest are members of a cartel of Modernists, and the current Godfather of this gang, Mr Fix-it himself, is Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor.  Men are elevated to sees in this country if they are members of this clique; it’s who you know rather than whether you are a good shepherd - or indeed even a Catholic - that lands you the plum jobs in the English Church, and has done so for the last forty years.
These men live in pleasant and sometimes opulent homes, have their every need catered for by an army of servants, drive around in chauffeur driven cars, bask in the accolades of the faithful and that of a clueless sycophantic Catholic press, and retire on comfortable pensions - all paid for by the widow’s mite.  Yet these faithless scumbags loath the faith of our fathers with an intensity that is clearly diabolical, and they persecute the faithful remnant and any priest brave enough to minister to its spiritual needs.
Catholics would love nothing more than to be able to admire their bishops and revere them as successors of the Apostles; instead, whenever they appear in public, we are reduced to cringing, wondering which teaching of our Church they are going to sell out on this time to appease the secular Zeitgeists.  "Pastoral" is the mealy mouth word these men favour to try and put a positive spin on their serial betrayals.
These hypocrites defend the right of the followers of every crack-pot religion under the sun to publicly practise their faith (endlessly citing Dignitatis Humanae, the controversial Vat 11 document on religious freedom - which seemingly for these men carries more weight than sacred scripture) to justify this tolerance, yet openly persecute those fellow Catholics who refuse to abandon or have returned to the orthodoxy and orthopraxis of our forefathers, saints and martyrs; as witness the recent orgy of wanton vandalism at Blackfen.  The same prelates who shamelessly persecute the faithful remnant, regularly give public scandal by handing out Communion to rampant pro-abort politicians like sweets, men collectively responsible for the deaths of more innocent people than the Nazis.
Most evil of all, this cartel of Modernists, have, with malice and intent, cruelly robbed our children and our grandchildren of their faith by ruthlessly enforcing their corrupt Modernist agenda in the schools built by our forefathers.  Only three per cent of children leaving their schools practice the faith, as against eighty per cent before this Modernist mafia hijack our English sees.  Indeed, a child has a better chance of practicing his faith on leaving school if he goes to a state school than to one of their so-called Catholic schools.  When Bishop Patrick O'Donaghue of Lancaster (now retired) sought to return his schools to teaching the faith well he was so taken back by the hostility towards him from this brood of vipers, that he exclaimed to a good friend of mine., "I never dreamt for a moment they would be so hostile." - poor, good, naive man.
Conry himself was your typical bog-standard one dimensional Modernist, forever poised, as befits the genre, between a banality and a sell-out; his entire reading seemingly consisting of that compendium of Modernist errors, the Pill (aka the Tablet).  The priests of Arundel and Brighton didn't want Kieran Conry in the first place, but he was forced upon them by Mr Fix-it, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor (a man whose vanity cannot resist boasting of his clout in Rome).  One can only imagine the behind the scenes wheeling and dealing going on to ensure that another of his chums got this plum job.
Curates in Arundel and Brighton, behind closed doors, would joke about their bishop having a nice wife,  Indeed even laymen like Rod Pead, the editor of Christian Order, knew and published this information over a decade ago?  Further, Daphne McLeod, then chairman of Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, wrote to the Apostolic Nuncio over twelve years ago drawing his attention to this issue.  So when men like Cardinal Vincent Nicholls and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Conner claim they didn't know, they are either utterly incompetent or lying.
There is a certain deja vu in this story.  When Rodney of the Isles was discovered to have a couple of women in tow, Cardinal Winning appeared on primetime television wringing his hands and crying crocodile tears to tell the world how shocked and let down he felt, plus the usual bromides about praying for all concerned.  It eventually transpires that Winning had known all about it for at least four years!  Rodney's housekeeper had sought a meeting with Winning four years earlier and told him what was going on and even presented him with the smoking gun, copies of love letters she had stumbled on when clearing out Rodney's trash.
Genuine Catholics loath these men because they are imposters, they are not Catholics, they despise our Faith, and clearly, blinded by their own pride, have nothing but contempt for our intellects – as witness their utterly unbelievable protestation of ignorance about the hanky-panky of their ecclesial club chum, Kieran Conry.
To add insult to injury, Conry announced he hadn't done anything illegal (by which he meant that he hadn't sexually molested any children) and added that he didn't believe he was a bad bishop.  That is a measure of how low this Modernists clan has dragged the Church: the measure now of a good bishop is someone who hasn't raped little girls or sodomised little boys!
But watch this space: there is no doubt that Conry chums in the episcopacy, once the dust has settled, will find him, if he wants, a nice little job somewhere out of the limelight, comfortably remunerated, and paid for by the widow's mite whose faith they never cease to despise and betray at every opportunity.
Thank God, at last  the laity are beginning at last to wake up to the machinations of this brood of vipers.  There are also hundreds of priests, if not thousands, who agree with me, but they will not publicly speak out for fear of reprisals at the hand of this Modernist cartel who have the power to ruin their careers and are vicious enough not to hesitate to do so.  If this pack of wolves are prepared to turn on one of their own and savage a good fellow bishop like Patrick O'Donoghue, just imagine what they would do to a curate.