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Editorial note: For Christ and His Vicar


It had to come to this. The leading daily of the culture of death (let us call it "The Abortion Times"), certainly encouraged by the instruments of Satan within the Church, dig up ancient "news" which, if accurately viewed, only highlight the unrelenting seriousness of the Vicar of Christ regarding all matters. All as part of a campaign which - they think! - will destabilize this rock-solid Pontificate and demoralize Peter in the properly-timed last weeks of Lent and during Holy Week.

Since when does The Abortion Times care about children?! Its editorial tone for the past several decades has been one of hatred for life: the life of all the weakest members of the human family. Their editorials, once and again, repeatedly defended even the most abhorrent "medical intervention" certainly ever invented, partial-birth abortion.

Let us remember what that medical procedure, defended by The Abortion Times incessantly in their editorial pages and masked by untruths in their "news" pages, entails:

[D]eliberate dilatation of the cervix, usually over a sequence of days; instrumental or manual conversion of the fetus to a footling breech; breech extraction of the body excepting the head; and partial evacuation of the intracranial contents of the fetus to effect vaginal delivery of a dead but otherwise intact fetus. (AMA)

OK, then. A newspaper which has always defended, both in its editorial and in its "news" pages, what can only be described as one of the most heartless methods of execution of human beings ever devised now claims some sort of high ground in the defense of children? Since when do they care about children? Obviously, they care about them as much as the diabolic liberals feeding their pages with false accusations against the Holy Father, beginning with the men truly responsible for the crisis of abuse of children and young men: the new Iscariots, as the despicable Weakland and his cohorts in chanceries around the world, who are ever eager to undermine the efforts of a truly reforming papacy.

Yesterday, in his homily for a Chrism Mass, the Bishop of Brooklyn, Nicholas DiMarzio, called the faithful to stand up with him and "besiege The [Abortion] Times. Send a message loud and clear that the Pope, our Church, and bishops and our priests will no longer be the personal punching bag of The [Abortion] Times."

This is the spirit! Fight back, for Christ and His Vicar! And let us all pray for the Pope in this holiest time of the year.

26 comments:

wheat4paradise said...

Amen. Well said.

Anonymous said...

For those interested in specifically praying for Christendom & the Pope!

www.corpuschristianum.org.

LeonG said...

The secular media are motivated by sound bytes and hyperbole. Who could take what they portray as the truth? They deal in hyperreality which is usually confused with factual matter.

This, however, is not to say that there does not exist a tendency within the church to conceal inconvenient truths. Unfortunately, we are living through an extended period of discovery as to what has been lying under the carpet of concealment for several years. The sooner this is honestly dealt with the better for The Church.

Who really cares what the media claims in any case? If Our Blessed Lord were on Earth today, would He?

SJG said...

I'm increasingly convinced that there has been an extremely well-coordinated attack on the Church planned for this Holy Week for some time. From the timing of the "health-care" vote and all the Catholic dissent surrounding it, to the drastic increase in headlines about sex scandals that try to vilify the Pope, etc. etc., this all seems to be planned.

There's a video, for example, showing that Bart Stupak declared as far back as November that he would almost certainly vote for a bill that didn't have his abortion-restriction amendment, so why all the theatrics surrounding "getting the votes"? I tend to think it was to give dissident Catholics on the Left an opportunity to lash out at the USCCB during Lent.

And then immediately following this public, left-wing backlash at the Church, there follows a slew of stories that purport to implicate the Pope in sex scandals which he had nothing to do with, not to mention the fact that the Milwaukee case has been in the open for years despite the fact that only now it is "newsworthy". And the worst of the attacks continue even now as we approach the Triduum.

It all seems too orchestrated to me to be pure coincidence.

Anonymous said...

I take this as an indication the Holy Father is doing some things right -- a battle scar. Time to redouble our prayers for him.

--TGF

Anonymous said...

Now this is what I like to see - the Church Militant acting as such instead of the Church Cream Puff. And it's about time.

Let's unite, brothers and sisters of the one true Roman Catholic Church outside of which there is no salvation, and FIGHT! Enough is enough!

And while we're at it, let's seize our Churches back from those troublesome liberals.

Delphina

P.S. Anon TGF - You're right.

wheat4paradise said...

I think that it is also worth noting that the devil doesn't distinguish between the "Conciliar" Church and the Church of "Tradition". Just as the demons recognized Jesus as the Son of God, so too the demonic secular media recognize Pope Benedict XVI as Christ's Vicar -- irrespective of his use of the Ordinary Form. If the Pope began celebrating the TLM in public tomorrow, the world's hatred for him would change in degree only, not in kind.

Now is the time for Trads and "Novus Ordo" Catholics to fall in rank and together join the Holy Father in opposing the forces of Satan.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and it has nothing to do with the recent recognition of the heroic virtues of Pius XII. Sure.

Anonymous said...

Bishop DiMarzio is a good and loyal bishop of the Church. I am not surprised by this.

Ora pro Pontificem....

+DR

Anonymous said...

The Pope is the top man. He must clean house. I watched JPII do nothing for 26 years. This abuse was going on then and Cdl. Ratzinger had to know all about it. How about a little honesty here. If the mainstream media attacks have the effect of finally making the Pope purge God's Holy Church of these abominable predators, then so be it. If the Consecration had been done as directed, this scandal would already be a thing of the past. Instead these high Churchmen have the effrontery to say that Fatima is a thing of the past! What a joke! Do your job.

Anonymous said...

It seems Maureen Dowd of the NYT who is leading an incredible assault of vulgarity and blatant lies, lacking any respect for the basic facts, could be "Catholic". Far from making amend after the testimony of the judicial vicar destroying her flawed allegations against the pope and the Church in general, she persists in her vulgarity with another gross "op-ed" column.

But have a look on the numerous comments by readers : 99% are hainous, vile, generally totally idiotic in their "arguments". There is a stinking mixture of old anti-Catholic hatred coming from the usual WASP America used to vomit daily on the "Roman Babylon" and another group of militant atheists.

What a pleasant lot !

When one obvious cause of the dereliction of some Churchmen, especially in the 1960's and 1970's, is the liberal "catholicism", a secularized ungodly type of "catholicism" of which Maureen Dowd is alas a too "perfect" example. The lethal snake trying to pass for a virtuous angel ! Disgusting and so cynical for these mind predators.

Web Catholics should expose liars like "MoDo" and their outrageous shortcomings and biases.
Plus support the pope against these vultures : there is a petition online at
http://www.soutienabenoitxvi.com/

Several languages are offered for the letter of support to the pope.

Alsaticus

John McFarland said...

More than a generation ago, the current Holy Father and the other architects of Vatican II unilaterally made peace with the forces for which the New York Times is the semi-official spokesman, and have continued to make unilateral peace ever since. They even created new doctrine from the whole cloth -- religious liberty, ecumenism, collegiality -- to rationalize and implement that peace offensive.

Vatican II was, in Archbishop Lefebvre's sardonic phrase, a "pacifist council." It cried -- and the conciliar Church continues to cry -- peace, peace.

But there is no peace.

And like all armies that lay down their arms in the midst of battle, the Church is being routed.

The "prophets of doom" that Pope John denounced at the opening of Vatican II turned out to have been cockeyed optimimists.

So how can we be surprised or scandalized that our enemies are looking to strip the last scrap of public moral influence from the papacy?

As for Bishop DiMarzio's call for the faithful to rise up, my question is: what faithful? For more than a generation, Catholics have been systematically denied the true Faith. Some years back, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn wrote about a married couple in his parish who buttonholed him after Mass and warned him that some of the remarks in his homily might be construed as asserting -- that Jesus was God. They attended Mass regularly, and had kids in CCD.

Even our efforts against abortion are spun as the first of the Jeffersonian triad -- life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- with holy water sprinkled on it.

But if per Vatican II, the conscience is sacrosanct in determining its religion, why is it not sacrosanct in determining what to do with the child in the womb? Are we Catholics just not pro-choice enough?

Anonymous said...

I second Corpus Christianum. They're a great bunch of folks.

-RJ
USA

Anonymous said...

In keeping with Mr. Mc Farland's observation, 'the conciliar church cried peace', I would also point out 1Thess 5:3, "For when they shall say, peace and security, then shall sudden destruction come upon them... and they shall not escape." The Catholic Church is God's plan for order in the world. There can never be a cessation of hostilities against the world, the flesh, and the devil until the battle is won! We are the Church Militant. Let's start acting like it! Our Lady of Victory, Lead Us! Amen.

Anonymous said...

Well said
wheat4paradise said...
I think that it is also worth noting that the devil doesn't distinguish between the "Conciliar" Church and the Church of "Tradition". Just as the demons recognized Jesus as the Son of God, so too the demonic secular media recognize Pope Benedict XVI as Christ's Vicar -- irrespective of his use of the Ordinary Form. If the Pope began celebrating the TLM in public tomorrow, the world's hatred for him would change in degree only, not in kind.

Now is the time for Trads and "Novus Ordo" Catholics to fall in rank and together join the Holy Father in opposing the forces of Satan.

I agree with you 150%

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I second Corpus Christianum. They're a great bunch of folks.

-RJ
USA


I would joined the Corpus Christianum instead of the traditionalists that support SSPX and who seemingly pray for the Pope but continously criticize him.

Anonymous said...

"I would joined the Corpus Christianum instead of the traditionalists that support SSPX and who seemingly pray for the Pope but continously criticize him.


To Anon (of 01 April, 2010 04:29):
I know the members of Corpus Christianum stay hidden quietly praying for the Holy Father and Christendom each day. They stay out of the SSPX debate and offer their prayers to Mary, Help of Christians and ask for her strong intercession to heal that which needs to be healed to make Christendom strong again.

A lot of people don't know about them but they are a solid bunch and doing an important job, especially with all the things going on in the world today.

-RJ
USA

LeonG said...

"And while we're at it, let's seize our Churches back from those troublesome liberals..."

Indeed, and it is about time the pope of The Roman Catholic Church helped us to do this.

LeonG said...

"The Pope is the top man. He must clean house. I watched JPII do nothing for 26 years. This abuse was going on then and Cdl. Ratzinger had to know all about it. How about a little honesty here..."

This is very true - it is no use pretending no one knew about the problem. This is mendacity at its worst. They knew, they tried to cover it up & the truth will always out. It is time to learn this lesson definitively. Otherwise priests in USA would not have advised Pope Paul VI (RIP) in 1960s effectively isolate the sick priests involved. He subsequently ignored this advice opting for liberal solutions. These did not work. The problem has exacerbated in the meantime. Little that was effective was done to solve it - like homosexuality in the seminaries and similarly to systemic liturgical abuse.

I have no intention of defending untruth or half-truth. I am interested in the truth only. This is what we should all want to defend: even when it is inconvenient to do so.

Anonymous said...

Leon G said: "I have no intention of defending untruth or half-truth. I am interested in the truth only." Well said, sir, and God bless you! Neither should any Catholic wish anything but the truth. The Pope must get rid of the bad Bishops. Period! And THAT"S the truth!

Anonymous said...

Here is an excellent treatment of where we are now with the attack on the Pope and on the scandal in general. http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/apr/10040105.html

John McFarland said...

RJ,

From a quick look at its website, it appears that Corpus Christianum stays not only out of the SSPX debate, but out of any doctrinal or liturgical issues as well.

I guess the idea is that without faith it's impossible to please God; but talking about it can only make for trouble.

Anonymous said...

John,

I know that Corpus Christianum is having an extraordinary form Mass offered for its members on May 24th as they do each year on the feast of Mary, Help of Christians.

RJ
-USA

Anonymous said...

I wonder, with all this pro-Pontifical fervor, that the letters to the editor published in the Times reflects overwhelming support for their bias -- perhaps what they choose to publish is not a fair representation of what they receive?

Viv il Papa!

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that the Abortion Times is run by a Jewish Family, close allies of the Rothschild international banking family which is doing everything it can to reduce the Holy Father's influence in the EU...

No sooner that the Abortion Times ran this hit piece, that most European news outlets followed suit.

However, if the Pope reestabilshed the Inquisition, it would more than amply defend against attacks of this kind.

A man has neither the right to become a priest, nor to remain one. If he commits such a horrendous crime, he should be stripped of the honor...

Anonymous said...

To the moderators of Rorate Caeli, this is what I mean, you guys allowed this kind of stupid comments to be published:

"However, if the Pope reestabilshed the Inquisition, it would more than amply defend against attacks of this kind."

What are you guys doing, I disagree with all the liberalism in the Church but we are not in the middle ages.

I don't believe that this kind of comments are conducive to the cause of Christianity, to me this ultra traditionalism at least that is what I call it.

Far from being Christian, I get insulted when I see so much pride and arrogance by some of you and the people that come to this blog.

I know what you are thinking, if I don't like it I don't have to check this blog, but that is avoiding the point, there are some crazy people among the Traditionalists.

I don't care if you publish my comments or not I don't need to have name reconize or my opinions view by hundred but I will continue pointing out to you when I see stupid arrogance and pride.