Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Charm of God

This rather charming story of a herd of elephants who pay their last respects to a man who protected them is a needed antidote to the usual depressing news.

Compassion, it seems, can even sometimes be found in the animal kingdom.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dear Churchmen, do not worry

The stench of sodomy is destroying the Church from the lowest pew to the Vatican.  Countless souls are going to hell because of this vice, a vice so awful that even the Devil, having tempted men into committing this mortal sin, looks away in disgust.  Unless these poor, wretched souls confess and receive absolution and amend their lives they will be eternally damned.

There, Your Excellencies, Your Holinessses, Reverend Fathers, we've said it now so you don't have to.  Now you can go back to what you were doing and not have to worry any longer about preaching against this vice. You can continue with your photo-ops, your meetings with the high and the mighty, you can revel in all the good press you will receive from the media and sodomite-friendly presidents, and you don't need to be bothered with telling anyone they are living in a state of mortal sin.

We'll do that for you.  We laymen, writers, bloggers, people in the pew...we'll relieve you of your duty to teach since you apparently aren't terribly interested in doing so.  Don't preach sermons telling Catholics that contraception, abortion and sodomy are destroying souls and destroying countries. That's not your job.  Your job is to train altar girls, and make sure we're all participating at what you call a Mass and things like that.

We'll take the hits, the lawsuits, the persecutions, the destruction of our livelihoods (perhaps even our lives, I guess) the opprobrium of the media and everyone else.  We bakers and photographers will see our businesses ruined, our reputations torn to shreds, our bank accounts disappear simply for the pleasure of relieving you of the burden to teach faith and morals.  And you don't even have to visit us in jail if you don't want to.

We'll watch our own churches shun us, or former Catholic friends abandon us and our pastors studiously ignore us.  We accept this because we know you don't wish to get your hands dirty by teaching the Faith. You can continue to golf, go to the movies, sit on your thrones, smell your sheep, get interviewed on TV, receive the goodwill of impostors, heretics, blasphemers and haters of Christ.  Don't worry; we'll do your fighting for you.

You have more important things to do.  You have to scurry to Rome and share a glass of wine with the cowards who connive with our oppressors.  You have to worry about the environment, about saying anything Christ-like that might offend rabbis or Hindus (Heaven forbid that you try to convert them!), There are meetings with Happy Clubs and Happy Organizations you must address.  You must extol diversity and Welcoming.  This is what you must do.

So please don't trouble yourselves about having anything to do with Catholicism.  Continue to sit on your collective rumps and enjoy the cheers of the crowd.

Because, as I said, I guess we'll have to do your job for you.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Gates and Rockefeller, Masters of Eugenics

The poor get poorer and the rich get richer...and they kill people.

Another fascinating report from William Engdahl on what Bill Gates and David Rockefeller have been up to recently.

From the article:

"Eugenics was a fraudulent social theory that a “better society” could be created by eliminating “undesirable” human blood lines and promoting the desirable types like those of Rockefellers or DuPonts or their likes. To the present day eugenics is the guiding ideology of the very rich, loveless American oligarchs including Bill Gates and David Rockefeller. To this day the major financial backers of the criminal activities of the UN WHO (World Health Organization) and their fraudulent swine flu pandemic scares are the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation"

Hardly surprising.

It is good to be on the case of these characters if for no other reason than it serves as a reminder of what Hilaire Belloc always warned would happen when Capitalism, unrestrained, held sway. More and more people, especially those of a conservative bent, are beginning to ask why the Right should be so obsequious towards Capitalism.  There is, after all, a Third Way, a Catholic way, that doesn't involve either Socialism or Capitalism.

I think to begin to answer these questions Mr Engdahl's article would do nicely.

First appeared:

Monday, April 20, 2015

Dr David McKalip's Open Letter to Bishop Robert Lynch

An excellent open letter to Bishop Lynch from Dr David McKalip, MD.

Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch
Bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg
February 23, 2015
Your Excellency,
It is with humility and respect that I write a letter of deep concern to you to be shared with the public. This open letter relates to your recent public statements regarding creation of a government-defined same-sex “marriage”. (I write this openly since you have specifically declined to meet with me to discuss this matter or answer these questions in writing.) In your statements[i], published in the Tampa Bay Times on January 7, 2015, you were right to point out that there may “no doubt be confusion”  relating to the understanding of changing societal definitions of marriage by Catholics.  In that spirit, I write to ask you to clarify some matters and help this faithful member of the Catholic laity clear up confusion created by this matter and by your public discussion of this matter.
To clear up any confusion I will offer some questions that I hope you will answer in public, in the same way in which you have made public your thoughts on the matter of so-called same-sex “marriage” created by the government. My questions will refer back to the document that has been defined by the Magisterium of the Catholic Church as the basis of Catholic doctrine, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC).  His Holiness, Saint Pope John Paul II, described the Catechism as an “authoritative exposition of the one and perennial apostolic faith” and as a “sure norm for teaching the faith,” as well as a “sure and authentic reference text” for preparing local catechisms (cf. Apostolic Constitution Fidei Depositum, no. 4).”

Read the rest at this link.

Friday, April 17, 2015


Our friends at Restore DC Catholicism alerted us to the excellent petition organized by LifeSite News.

This is one effort we can all get behind.  Please sign it and please pass it along.

Aged Parent,
The Eye-Witness

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Formidable Enemy: America's CEOs

Must reading from writer Tom Piatak over at Chronicles.  How exactly right were such writers as Chesterton, Belloc, Penty and Father McNabb, who warned us about the inherent evils of Capitalism (aka, the mirror image of Communism) gone mad.

From Piatak:

Last week's furor over the version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act approved in Indiana and awaiting only the governor's signature in Arkansas was illuminating. Once again, the contemporary left demonstrated that it values conformity, not tolerance. Indeed, the left is now committed to using the full power of the state and the culture to secure approval of what was controversial only a few years ago and unthinkable a few decades ago.  
Even more interesting, though, is what brought about the surrender to the left in Indiana and Arkansas. On April 2, CNN Money ran an article by Charles Riley about Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce. Benioff was one of the most outspoken opponents of the Indiana law, threatening to pull investment from the state and offering to provide monetary assistance to employees who wanted to leave the state because of the new law. Riley quoted Benioff as stating, "This is a really important point that, you know, CEOs have a lot of power and control on investment in states and we want to invest in states where there is equality. One thing that you're seeing is that there is a third [political] party emerging in this country, which is the party of CEOs." One would think that CEOs like Benioff would be satisfied with the two parties they now substantially control, but even the small possibility that ordinary Americans might be able to enact laws displeasing to him is more than Benioff can bear.
Even more interesting is the fact that The New York Times applauds the rise of the party of CEOs. In an editorial on April 3, the Times opined that "Big corporations like Walmart, Apple, Salesforce.comand General Electric and their executives have done the right thing by calling on Indiana and Arkansas to reject 'religious freedom' laws designed to give businesses and religious groups legal cover should they deny services to gay couples."

Read the rest at this link:

America's CEOs are a formidable enemy but not an omnipotent one.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

In the Pope's back yard

Little boys in northern Italy being trained to be "gender neutral".

This is occurring in the north of Italy, the back yard of the Pope.

Your Holiness, could you have some compassion for these little children having their psyches twisted by sex perverts, by saying something about it?

"Boys masquerade as witches, fairies, or other typical female figures. Girls, as knights, kings, or other typical male figures. They then exchange clothes. Yes, the boys wear the girls’, the girls the boys’. And they touch each other and name their genitals, and so on."

Little children....the guinea pigs of queers.

Will you say something about this hideous program, Francis?  Will you, at long last, say something?