Defence of Latest Vatican Attempt to Kill Traditional Latin Mass – Convincing?

From the YouTube platform…

The Vatican recently released new regulations for the celebration of Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. These guidelines limit when priests can celebrate the Mass in the Extraordinary Form (the pre-Vatican II Mass rite) and also aim to increase participation of the faithful in these Masses. How can we understand these changes in the light of the Second Vatican Council’s liturgical reforms? Dr. Massimo Faggioli of Villanova University joins “Inside the Vatican” host Colleen Dulle to put these changes into the larger context of liturgical reform since Vatican II.

Comment: 

Note  (among many gaffes) that the long-term aim of this latest unconscionable attempt to banish the TLM is more or less clearly stated as erasing it from the memories of all those who favour it today. Indeed, we are described, contemptuously, as “fans of the old rite.”  Then, laughably, the “disunity” which has emerged in recent years is blamed on the TLM, not the destructive novelties which were introduced after Vatican II.  Talk about “upside down” – i.e. the diabolical disorientation foretold at Fatima in 1917.  

Whatever – is this latest attempt to eradicate all memory of the traditional Latin Mass likely to succeed, where the multifarious previous efforts have failed?  I’m in the “no way, get lost” camp.  What about you?  

USA: Who Are The Real Racists? 

Comment: 

The UK mainstream media perpetrates the myth that America is a “systemically racist” country.  I’ve only seen snippets of the news reports here of the Derek Chauvin trial but what I’ve seen has been wholly biased.  The USA mainstream media has been doing the same thing for a very long time now and the result of this brainwashing is that America is lawless – the mob rules.  Watching an American TV news report now is like a flashback to the old wild west films – incredible.  And who, in their right mind, would apply to be a police officer anywhere in the USA right now? On the contrary, I’m astounded that there hasn’t been a mass walkout of officers resigning their posts.  Talk about “can’t do right for doing wrong”.  

The same mob-rule might come to the UK.  We’ve already seen the authorities bend the knee (literally) to the Marxist Black Lives Matter brigade, and that when “policing” huge protests during lockdown.  No massive fines handed out on those occasions, when the [stupid] rules about “staying safe” were abandoned, wholesale.  

There are a number of well-known black public figures who speak out against the anti-white propaganda in the USA, and hopefully the same will happen here when things worsen, but the voices of sanity are being drowned out in what is a diabolical rage aimed at destroying Christian civilisation.  These people are not about truly cherishing “diversity” – they’re about division and destruction. 

The Pope, bishops and priests are enabling this division and destruction by falling for the myth of “systemic racism” – why are they doing this? Why are they not repeating essential (that is, very basic) Christian teaching about charity?  The Parable of the Good Samaritan?  Teaching about the great black saints in the Church’s calendar?  Why do they prefer (whether by their statements or silence) to, effectively, stoke the fires of division and destruction?

6/5: Scottish Elections: Should Catholics Withhold Vote in Protest at Tyranny? 

A general view of the Scottish Parliament Building 

Scottish Parliament Election 2021 – Putting Human Life and Dignity at the Centre

A letter from the Catholic Bishops of Scotland

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This election [6 May, 2021] presents us with an opportunity to play our part in putting human life and the inviolable dignity of the human person at the centre of Scotland’s political discourse.

We often see politics through a party prism, which can create a divisive, and occasionally fractious, political environment. Whilst party politics can be an important consideration, particularly in the Scottish Parliament list system, it is individuals who will make up the parliament and form a government; and some of the most important issues, including abortion and assisted suicide, are commonly decided by a conscience, or free, vote. Therefore, it is critical to ascertain candidates’ personal values and opinions and not concentrate solely on party policies.

As Catholics we have a duty: to share the Gospel and to help form the public conscience on key moral issues. It is a duty of both faith and citizenship.  This election is an opportunity to be the effective witness our Baptism calls us to be.

The new parliament and government will be tasked with leading the recovery from the damage wrought by the current health crisis and to tackle the significant impact it has had on many aspects of life including health care, mental health and wellbeing, religious freedom, and care for the poor. It must also build on the positives arising from the Pandemic, including caring for the most vulnerable, and a renewed sense of respect for human life, human dignity, and the value of community.

These are some of the issues you may want to consider in the forthcoming election:

 Beginning and end of life

It is the duty of parliamentarians to uphold the most basic and fundamental human right to life. Elected representatives ought to recognise the existence of human life from the moment of conception and be committed to the protection of human life at every stage. Caring for the unborn and their mothers is a fundamental measure of a caring and compassionate society; a society which puts human dignity at the centre.

We ought to be mindful of a further attempt to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland, likely to happen in this parliament. Legalising assisted suicide or euthanasia suggests that some lives are not worth living, contrary to the Christian belief that every life has equal dignity and value. It is incumbent upon our parliamentarians to show compassion for the sick and dying. This is not achieved by assisted suicide or euthanasia but by ensuring support is provided through caring and attentive politics, including investment in palliative care.

Family and Work

Society relies on the building block of the family to exist and flourish. The love of man and woman in marriage and openness to new life is the basic, fundamental cell upon which every society is built. The wellbeing of Scotland and its future depends on the flourishing of family life and government should respond to this reality with policies creating economic and fiscal advantages for families with children.

The pandemic has placed immeasurable pressure on businesses and many people have lost their livelihood. The state has a duty to sustain business activities by creating conditions which will ensure job opportunities, especially in times of crisis. This must be accompanied by a just wage to provide a dignified livelihood for the worker and their family.

 Poverty, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Sadly, poverty remains a scourge for too many people. The marginalised, the homeless, and the lonely and isolated have been cast further adrift because of the pandemic. And poverty now affects 24% of children in Scotland. We need elected representatives who respect a preferential option for the poor, who are willing to prioritise their need and respect their human dignity.

Our government must also work with the international community to adopt an even more effective strategy against human trafficking and modern slavery, so that in every part of the world, men and women may no longer be used as a means to an end, and that their inviolable dignity will always be respected.

 Environment

The next group of MSPs will be tasked with protecting our neighbours at home and abroad from the poverty and climate crises which continue to rage on. In November Glasgow will play host to the COP26 international climate change summit. We should listen to Pope Francis’ call to ‘hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor’ by lifting up the voices of the global south and coming together to rebuild our Common Home in a way that leaves no-one behind. Scotland can also demonstrate global leadership by strengthening its commitment to becoming a carbon neutral country.

 Free speech, free expression, and freedom of thought, conscience and religion

If Scotland is to be a tolerant, open, diverse country then we must be free to discuss and debate ideas, even those which are deemed by some to be controversial. Whilst being mindful of the need to protect citizens from hate, government must not overstep into the realm of unjust restrictions on free speech, free expression and freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This must include, among others, the freedom to express belief in the biological reality of sex and gender.

 Catholic schools

The right of parents to choose a school for their children which corresponds to their own convictions is fundamental. Public authorities have a duty to guarantee this parental right and to ensure the concrete conditions for its exercise. Thus, parliamentarians ought to continue to support an open and diverse state education system which includes Catholic schools.

We pray that this election will put human life and the dignity of the human person at the centre, and that candidates will ensure debate is respectful and courteous.

We urge you to visit the website rcpolitics.org and to use the resources there to help you in your consideration of election issues and to use the tools available to question candidates.

+ Hugh Gilbert, President, Bishop of Aberdeen

+ John Keenan, Vice President, Bishop of Paisley

+ Brian McGee, Episcopal Secretary, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles

+ Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh

+ Joseph Toal, Bishop of Motherwell

+ Stephen Robson, Bishop of Dunkeld

+ William Nolan, Bishop of Galloway

Monsignor Hugh Bradley, Archdiocesan Administrator, Archdiocese of Glasgow. Ends.

Comment: 

Our Lady of Aberdeen pray for us!

I usually leave an outspoken message on my ballot paper since, in conscience, I cannot vote for any of the political parties on offer. All of them support the evil abortion legislation currently on the statute book, and  my reading of the Church’s teaching on abortion convinces me that it is unconscionable for any Catholic to support a system of governance which legislates to allow the State sanctioned murder of the unborn child. 

Additionally, this time there is the issue of the introduction of totalitarian governance under which we have been living for the past year. To reward the politicians responsible for this by voting them back into power, is unthinkable – I want no part in it. What about you? 

If, however, you know of any 100% pro-life party worthy of the votes of Catholics, let us know.  The chances are, such a party would also be keen to fight back against the ongoing lockdown lunacy. Over to thee!

St Andrew, pray for us!  Queen (Saint) Margaret of Scotland, pray for us!
St Ninian, pray for us! St John Ogilvie, pray for us! 

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Masks Are A Ticking Time Bomb … 

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • It’s estimated that 129 billion face masks are used worldwide each month, which works out to about 3 million masks a minute
  • Not only are masks not being recycled, but their materials make them likely to persist and accumulate in the environment
  • Because masks may be directly made from microsized plastic fibers with a thickness of 1 mm to 10 mm, they may release microsized particles into the environment more readily — and faster — than larger plastic items, like plastic bags
  • Microbes from your mouth, known as oral commensals, frequently enter your lungs, where they’ve been linked to advanced stage lung cancer; wearing a mask could potentially accelerate this process
  • The “new normal” of widespread masking is affecting not only the environment but also the mental and physical health of humans

Click here to read complete article

 From  WND 

The ubiquitous COVID-19 face masks are online, in stores and in pockets. Their use has been required by many government agencies and executive orders, private corporations and even, in confrontations that sometimes have turned violent, passersby on the street.

The “experts” have, at times, said they must be used, or shouldn’t be used. Or maybe three or four should be used.

Now a prominent physician is warning of the harm they can cause to individuals and the global community.

Dr. Joseph Mercola, a New York Times bestselling author, wrote in a column published by NOQ Report that they are a “ticking time bomb,” because of the multiple threats they pose.

Comment: 

Which would you prefer… Get fired for not complying with face-mask (unlawful) rule or become very sick, perhaps suffer dementia-type illness in old age?   Click here to read more

 

Important Notice …

As from this coming Sunday, 11 April, Fr Stephen Dunn will offer a weekly Traditional Latin Mass in the Sacred Heart, Bridgeton, Glasgow on Sundays at 11.a.m.

Address:  50 Old Dalmarnock Road Glasgow G40 4AU   

 

Is Francis’ Sympathetic Fascination with Judas MORE than a Cause of Concern?

From the Lifesitenews YouTube Platform…

According to the Vatican’s own newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis has placed a painting of a resurrected nude Jesus ministering to Judas, Christ’s own betrayer, behind the Pope’s desk in his personal study in the Vatican.

Comment:

It seems to me that Pope Francis’ sympathetic fascination for Judas is much more than a mere cause of concern – it’s more like an indication of a great darkness in his own soul, and that’s without even taking into consideration that scandalous painting of Our Lord placed behind the Pope’s desk in his personal study in the Vatican.  A very great darkness, indeed, in his own soul.  That’s what I think. What say you?   

Covid Vaccines, Population Control, Euthanasia & “Concern” For Elderly…

The extracts below are taken from an article by Kennedy Hall published on the Fatima Center website, 18 March, 2021…

The reported deaths of the elderly have caused sadness and anger amongst the public who believe it is wrong that they were not protected. These feelings may be warranted, but there is a sad irony to this, considering we live in a society that has either totally accepted or is on the path to legalization of assisted suicide/euthanasia.

Our societies have collectively accepted it as ‘dying with dignity’ that an old and sick person should be assisted in their suicide if they have no ‘quality of life’ left. Yet, we are also told that it is somehow a tragedy if portions of this same demographic die a few months before they otherwise would have, from an apparent virus.

Personally, I believe this is a distraction. And when I consider the damning public health numbers, I cannot help but see the demonic spirit of euthanasia all over the lockdown. If you dig a little bit, you will find that the elites and globalists have always been obsessed with population control and eugenics… the modus operandi of achieving their goals has always been to find ways to either kill off the sick and infirm, or to allow them to die off by other means.

The motivations fed to the public by media-propaganda machines can change with time. Today it is the cause of climate-change and environmentalism that stokes alarm amongst those worried about the planet “having too many people.”  This is why we see, on the one hand, the alarmism about how tragic this virus has made society; and, on the other hand, we are told that the slow-down of society has been beneficial to the environment. The so-called Great Reset initiative is gleefully exploiting the pandemic narrative in order to push an environmentalist agenda forward. All of this is to say that, in my opinion, I believe the globalists have achieved their goal, and have done it amid myriad distractions. They have always desired a culling of the people who are a ‘drain’ on the system; and while most people have worried about Chinese flus and double masking, they have made it so millions of people worldwide will die from lack of access to necessary treatments.

As with all things diabolical, the duplicitous nature of how all of their ultimate evil-end has been covered up, is quite telling of their motivations.

 This has always been a mass-euthanasia campaign; it has never been about a virus.

Consider just this little known statistic. The entire population of the world could fit into just two states of the United States and the population density would only be similar to that of San Francisco, which is only the 20th most densely populated city in the USA. There are about 7.6 billion people in the world. Texas (268,597 square miles) and California (163,696 square miles) have a combined area of 432,293 square miles. If all the earth’s people were located in just those two states, the population density would be 17,580 people per square mile (compared to San Francisco’s 17,246 people per square mile).  Ends

Comment: 

Worrying reports are coming in from all over the place about these rushed vaccines, and, given the above thoughtful analysis of the irony in contrived care for the elderly coupled with a drive for population control and euthanasia, this latest report of an elderly death only three hours after receiving the vaccine should give even the most ardent defenders of all things Covid-driven, pause for thought.  

Is it likely that the same politicians in the UK (and elsewhere in the western “civilised” world) who are clearly sympathetic to legalising euthanasia and assisted dying are suddenly keen to preserve the lives of the elderly?  You’re asking me?  My response?  Politicians want to preserve the lives of our senior citizens? Yeah right!   

Antifa: Convert to Sanity Speaks Out… 

Comment: 

People in the UK who rely on the mainstream British news outlets may not even have heard of Antifa, or think that it is only active in the USA.  Wrong.  Both Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) are extreme left-wing groups, each openly committed to political violence – and they’re becoming more committed by the nano-second. 

Members of these groups have been causing chaos in the USA throughout the summer of 2020, setting fire to buildings and police cars, terrorising cities and towns. They hated President Trump with a vengeance and, in advance of the November 2020 election, the windows in Washington DC were boarded up in anticipation of a Trump victory. When Biden was announced the winner, there was no violence.  Having said that, there is still ongoing violence in certain parts of the USA, but, amazingly, nothing is done about it.  Perhaps RCA Victor,  our American Blogger-in-Chief,  can  explain that. 

BLM is also active in the UK.  One headline in the local Evening Telegraph on 12 June, 2020 read:  Outrage at posters in Dundee calling for police, MPs and white people to be killed.  All signed off with #BlackLivesMatter / #Antifa /#BLM Scotland /#Avenge Slavery…

In fact, these groups are not remotely concerned about racism – they’re anarchists.  We saw how the police did nothing when BLM protests took place in the UK at the height of the lockdown – when I say “did nothing” I mean they did nothing to end the protests or round up protesters for breaking Covid restrictions; they did something, though – they joined in with the protest, “taking the knee” to use the silly coinage which has gone into common parlance since the death of George Floyd.  

So, what now?  Should the police in the UK show tolerance and even sympathy to these anarchist groups, treat them as domestic terrorists, or set up lines of communication in the hope of winning a few more “converts to sanity” – enabling young people to escape the clutches of these dangerous rebels, and perhaps, in time, with some apostolic endeavour on the part of the Church, convert to Christ?  

Happy Easter 2021: Rejoice! Christ Has Already Overcome the World! (John 16:33)

V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia.
Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.

R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,

For he whom you did merit to bear, alleluia,

V. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.

Has risen as he said, alleluia.

R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

Pray for us to God, alleluia.

V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.


R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.

R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Oremus…

Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. 

Let us pray…

O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Comment: 

As always on Feast Day threads, feel free to discuss relevant issues, share favourite prayers, stories, jokes and hymns.  It might be useful, too, to use this thread as a “catch-up” on news, although, hopefully, we’ll get back into the swing of topic threads as soon as possible – which reminds me to thank those who kindly sent suggestions for topics and even some video clips; much appreciated.  

Happy Easter everyone!