28 July 2020

Complicity

Well, I keep thinking about the homey, faith-oriented, crafty, stitchy posts I want to write.  

The Deep State and the Deep Church

I think, however, that for the foreseeable future, this blog will often be about the atrocities and anti-Christian madness that is sweeping across the Western world.  It is also about my frustration towards all those who are complicit, even though they don't seem to realise it.  I am a member of the Church Militant, and living in hope for the Church Triumphant.

The anarchists, BLM, rioters, AND the bulk of Western governments (this includes the UK and the USA), have an evil agenda.  They are attempting -- and at the moment, succeeding -- to pull down everything that is great and good about Western civilization.  They are indoctrinating as many people as possible in their sick, Satanic ideologies, and twisting all truth so as to confuse the masses who are, sadly, not very well educated.  Satan and his minions are on the attack, big style, and they are using every person they can sway in their direction to destroy every vestige of the Christian faith -- and yes, especially the Catholic faith -- and to create a New World Order which consists of ZERO freedom; a tiny, wealthy, leftist/liberal elite; and NO Christianity.  They are not fooling around, and we should not be, either.  This is a battle.  This is, as Dr Taylor Marshall said recently, and President Trump retweeted, a War on Christianity.  If you do not see that, you are blind.  If you do not believe that, you are deaf.

In the beginning of this so-called Covid Crisis, I was VERY sceptical.  I did not believe it was anything like what the governments were trying to tell us.  Then, I too found myself feeling slighly panicky and worried.  I thought I was wrong about it all.  Now, I realise I was right in the beginning.  This is not a mere natural phenomenon.  There is much more to it than that, and the governments and anarchists both are using this "Plandemic" to control and dehumanize the people so as to more easily create their New World Order, with placid, obedient, compliant citizenry already in place.  The appalling manipulation of statistics and so-called tests, and the absolute fear mongering by governments and media is unlike anything we have ever seen before -- UNLESS WE WERE LIVING BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN.

Wake up, people.  It is no longer okay to just keep the blinds closed and stay in your own little world, telling yourself that this will pass and everything will be okay.  It is NOT okay now, and it's not going to be okay unless we fight back, and mean it.

You are complicit if you are:
  • Silent -- towards the government, the worldly clergy, the WHO, the health officials, and anyone else who is trying to control your every move and deny you your freedom
  • Wearing a mask because you have been told to, with no legitimate proof that it is doing anyone any good, and plenty of proof that it is harmful
  • Living in fear.  CHRISTIANS DO NOT LIVE IN FEAR.
  • Being intimidated by rebels and thugs who try to shame you for not wearing a mask (this includes the likes of Fr James Martin -- who is clearly disobedient to and against the teachings of the Catholic church)
  • Avoiding other people, keeping far apart, not making eye-contact, etc.  You are well on the way to being invalidated and dehumanized
  • Accepting anything to do with the "Cancel Culture", or any kind of revisionist history or philosophy
  • Supporting BLM or any other terrorist organisation
  • Staying away from church
  • And if you're a Catholic, receiving Communion in the hand because of "Covid restrictions", or frankly, for any reason
And you are something else entirely, beyond my comprehension or appropriate words, if you are phoning in to report on any other person for not wearing a mask, not staying 2 mteres / 6 feet apart, not following the directives of bishops who have already sold out.  Actually, this pretty much makes you a communist.

It will no longer suffice to just go along, comply, accept, and tolerate.  That way leads to perdition.  The only honourable way lies in fighting this evil which is virtually exploding all around us, in society, the government, AND the church.  Christians:  stand up and fight!  God did not give us a spirit of fear.

The discussion today in one of my faith groups on FB was this:  What would you do if you could be arrested for going to Mass (church)?  It has come to this, friends.  

For me, God is first.  I don't give a rat's behind about these freedom-denying government regulations, nor do I care one wit what the "Cancel Culture" and protesting public think of me.  Neither am I interested in any gossip going around the community of not-very-bright people in which I live.  I care about living right, free, and faithful to God to the end.  It is those who endure to the end who will be saved.  And I reject this goose-step towards the New World Order.  I would rather die in Mass, receiving Holy Communion on my knees and on the tongue, than live my life in a mask and isolated.

25 July 2020

23 July 2020

Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi

Well, I guess I will just keep writing.  It seems that those who are self-centered, abusive, violent, misguided, revisionist, evil, cancel culture enthusiasts have the public's ear these days and the elevated platform.  Someone like me -- just a regular person trying to live for God and live a decent life -- we are demonized.  So, I guess I will just keep speaking until the communists come for me.  Hopefully, I will keep speaking, even then!


First, I want to share this quote from Archbishop Fulton Sheen:
Today we have to conform to the world or we're branded.  Our Lord said, I have taken you out of the world.  We say, No, we have to win the world, and to win it you have to be one with it.  Our Lord says, I pray not for the world.  He was praying for the spirit of the world.  And this is the easiest kind of way to fall off the log -- worldliness.  It's so simple, and it can be justified for a thousand reasons; namely, the Vatican Council [V2] said we have to go into the world -- indeed, but not to be the world, which is quite a different matter.  So this is our attack today.
Brilliant.  It was first said in 1974, and is more relevant today than ever. 

And, pertaining to this post and my discussion of the appalling state of the Catholic Church here in Scotland, I find this quote particularly on point (also from Archbishop Fulton Sheen):
Who is going to save our Church?  Not our bishops, not our priests and religious.  It is up to you, the people.  You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church.  Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops, and your religious act like religious.
And NO, I do not think this justifies Bishop Barron's recent comment that it's up to the laity to fight for our churches, statues, sacred items, way of life.  In essence, his "not my job" comment.  This is something altogether different, and it requires that we stand up to the hierarchy and clergy and CALL THEM OUT when they are doing, saying, or promoting anything that is NOT the true Catholic teaching and goes against our Lord Jesus.  You know, like "pride Masses", or withholding the Blessed Sacrament, or keeping church doors closed out of convenience, and things like that.  But I digress.  Let's get to today's point: 

LEX ORANDI, LEX CREDENDI

I want to talk about a thing that I find so incredibly disappointing and disheartening:  the church's (especially the Catholic Church) complete roll-over-and-die mentality and utter subservience to the government during this whole insane Covid-19 thing.  What?  Where is this coming from?  NOT from God, that is for certain.  All around me I see the Christian church just lie down and die.  As Dr Taylor Marshall has said:  the church is giving more to Caesar than was even asked.  Yep.  Here is the bulk of a lengthy and absurd email I received yesterday (my comments are in brackets []):

On 21 July 2020 a consultation between parishioners on Zoom decided as follows:  [NOTE:  my husband and I were not part of this "consultation"]

[All in caps]  With recognition that Catholics remain with dispensation NOT TO ATTEND MASS [in other words, don't rush back to Mass] and are therefore not obliged to attend the partial opened church masses now being offered below.  No pressure is implied.  [Again, please don't worry about getting back to Church AND RECEIVING THE BODY OF CHRIST.]

[One "Mass centre" was closed completely, and the other two churches are referred to as thus:]  Our Parish Mass centres are now the two churches only.  [Parish "Mass Centres"???]

[And here is the real kicker]:  FOR THOSE WHO NEVERTHELESS FEEL THEY WISH TO ATTEND MASS, the Parish of (...) offers the following:

[Then we get a whole discourse on how the churches will only be partially open, where to attend, and that only 30 people are allowed at a time, EVEN THOUGH the government opened the churches on 15th of July, and allows 50 people at a time]. 

[And then we get a whole list of what we can and cannot do, according to the government.  Hoo boy.  Let's be sure we give our first allegiance to the Scottish Government.  After all, what did Jesus know about that?]
  • Compulsary wearing of masks [this is NOT compulsory according to government law]
  • Compliance with two metre social distancing
  • Compliance with sanitizing hands
  •  No singing
  • No physical sign of the peace [Good. This Novus Ordo practice is stupid and takes away from the purpose of the Mass.]
  • Communion of ONE kind only and received in the hand [OH REALLY?  According to the Vatican, NO ONE has the right to refuse the faithful the reception of Communion on the tongue, including the Bishop -- and by the way, I got a condescending email from this bishop a few weeks ago, with a long but incomplete discourse, of COURSE, quoting, or I should say, PARTIALLY quoting St Cyril of Jerusalem regarding Communion in the hand.  Like I'm an idiot and don't know the whole story.  I was summarily dismissed by this man, too, by his telling me he was not going to get into an email argument with me.  Coward.  And the bishops wonder why we don't trust them and have no confidence in them?]
  • All readings done by the celebrant to avoid unnecessary movement of people [Again, good.  The Mass is sacred and should be treated as such.  All this laity participation is not necessarily a good thing.]
  • Prior reserved seats to which worshipers will be guided by stewards [because we're all too stupid to read signs or to not sit where the pews are taped off]
  • Communion will be given upon departure [How's that for desecrating the act?  Jesus is an afterthought.  A drive-thru commodity.  No prayers required.  Again, as Dr Taylor Marshall says:  a "snackrament"]
  • Departure to follow the order of pew seat numbers, so as to ensure a constant forward movement of people without any occasion to turn back and encounter others [Perfect communism!  Orderly sheep (sorry Shermy) who follow the rules and don't question.  And DON'T interact with others.  Divide and conquer.]
  • Votive candles will be lit by the celebrant within the liturgy [huh?]
  • No altar servers
  • Altar area and sacristy to be approached only by the celebrant
[Then there is more blah, blah, blah...followed by THIS:]

Critical to the success of these re-openings is sufficient volunteers who enable the above procedures of health and safety to take place.  [Then in RED and ALL CAPS}:  If we come short in this regard, there will be no choice but to cancel arrangements. 

The parish only invites volunteers:  NO ONE IS PRESSURISED TO VOLUNTEER.

[End of email] 

Yes, and the priest is clearly hoping no one WILL volunteer, and then he won't have to deal with Mass!  There is actually a whole bunch more directives after this, but what's the point.  Clearly this is all about fear mongering, physical health, and government compliance.  NO WORD WHATSOEVER ABOUT THE HEALTH OF OUR SOULS.

No, my husband and I will not be volunteering.  We do not want to contribute in any way to this absolute mockery and parody of a Mass.

What are people thinking???  This is NOT acceptable on any level, and yet, this is what the Scottish Bishops are encouraging.  I am appalled and saddened.  

Also note that in the months of communications regarding this issue, there has been NO discourse on Jesus Christ, on how to handle Communion with reverence, etc.  Clearly, this particular parish does not REALLY believe this is the Body and Blood.  


The upshot for us:  I am now looking at how we can get to Edinburgh at least once a month for a TLM.  

ALSO, here is a link, which may be controversial, on the whole mask-wearing thing, and why I do NOT subscribe to it.

Pray for us!  And friends, do not fall away!

22 July 2020

Too Disgusted to Write


I have been long absent.  A whole month.  Frankly, I have been too disgusted with the state of things to write.  It feels like I only have venom to spew.  For example, the things infuriating me:
  • The wanton destruction of Catholic churches, images, statues, and sacred things.  Very few people are speaking up about this.  The Pope?  Puh-leeze.  There is really no point anymore in pretending.  The ANTI-Pope is what we're actually dealing with.  The bishops and others in the hierarchy?  Nope.  Don't want to rock that good ol' boys' network.
  • Anarchy, on both sides of the ocean.  By a bunch of paid thugs and spoiled brats.  It is laughable that the "kids" getting all riled up and joining in the destruction are claiming "white privilege".  Most of them are also white.  From America.  And obviously have money to spend, and no jobs.  White privilege?  The fact is, most of the world does not live like America, and the US is blessed with a high standard of living.  For virtually ALL of its citizens.  Spend a couple of months in Europe.  Or Africa.  Or Asia.  Or anywhere outside of America.  Then compare notes.  
  • The shameless fear-mongering over this whole stupid Covid-19 thing.  People, people.  Wake up!  First of all, what kind of life are the kids having when all around them people are wearing masks and reacting out of fear?  
    • MASKS:  Again.  Puh-leeze.  What on earth do people think they are accomplishing with that?  It's especially irritating (and pathetic) to see so-called grown-ups wearing masks outside, in their own cars by themselves, or in their homes.  Seriously?  Why all this fear?  And yes, masks DO inhibit your oxygen intake to one degree or another.  For crying out loud, people, use the brains God gave you!  Or have they already been oxygen-deprived?  In Scotland, because persecution of the Church is a very real and government-sanctioned thing, we are "required" by law to wear masks in church -- but NOT in restaurants or pubs.  Huh?
    • PANDEMIC:  Okay, in the strictest sense of the word, this is a pandemic.  Comparatively, across history, this is pretty small potatoes.  Let's get some perspective here.  Everyone in 2020 seems to think that this is the worst thing ever, and no one else has ever had it so bad or so hard.  Really?  Tell that to those who suffered through countless wars and plagues.  Come on.
    • EXCUSES:  This Covid-19 thing has given all the wrong people all kinds of excuses -- to persecute the church, to control the citizenry, to train us to follow rules so that when the communist state is finally established all over the world we'll all be trained, to blame the Christians (and especially the Catholics) for everything, to remove choices, to legislate abortion up to birth, and on and on.  
  • The One World Government / One World Religion that is emerging before our eyes, and the fact that NO ONE is doing anything about that, either.  This is not an overnight phenomenon.  This has been carefully planned and orchestrated for decades.  Oh, and by the way, it is Communist.
  • I am sick fed up of all things Vatican II, and the absolute mockery it is making of the Catholic Church.  The hierarchy and the Vatican are rotten at the core and the stench is spreading.
  • The excuse (Covid-19 again) to desecrate the Blessed Sacrament and try to enforce people to receive it in the hand.  By the way, there is documentation in the Vatican that supports the fact that every Catholic has the right to receive on the tongue, and NO ONE can deny him or her.  
  • Finally, the unbelievable focus on all things physical -- the fear of dying, the freaking out over this virus -- when the ONLY thing we should be focused on is the state of our souls, and the life everlasting.  Why do we have zillions of rules regarding how we are to proceed with our physical bodies, but we don't even bother with our souls?  
Everything is upside down.  The world is intent on telling us that Black is White and White is Black (don't even talk to me about politically correct vocabulary -- I'm not interested).  

THIS is complete sacrilege and blasphemy:



The only thing keeping me going is my Faith.  Regardless of how disgusted I am with the infrastructure of the Catholic Church and all the faithless, gutless, liberal clergy, I am a faithful Catholic, and I will remain such.  Our Lady tells us that there will be a remnant, and that her Immaculate Heart will win this war against evil.  We must take protection under her mantle.  I also keep reminding myself that the many evil men in the Church, from the top down (let us not forget who placed Pachamama idols on the altar) are NOT the Church.  The Church belongs to Jesus Christ, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it, no matter how hard they are trying right now.  Even when it gets to the point where it LOOKS like all is lost, it isn't.  God will not be silent forever.  He promises us victory.  He already HAS the victory.  Christ died once for all.  If some (many?  most?) reject Him, that does not change the Truth.


The Great Apostasy is here, my friends.  Persecution is real for those of us who thought we'd never see it in our lifetimes.  Are you prepared?  There will be martyrs.  But we know in whom we trust.  Don't fall away!  Endure to the end!

[NOTE:  I DO still aspire to write about something cheerful.  Sigh...]

19 June 2020

Pride Goes Before a Fall

Would someone like to explain to me what is happening in this world?  I am still overwhelmed with the insanity that I see all around me.  I cannot speak about most of the world, but I can definitely speak about the US and the UK, and Western Europe.  

Everywhere I look, I see signs of madness:  People having literally lost their minds (I am constantly reminded of the Gadarene demoniac here), and running to and fro, trying to tell the rest of us that evil is good and good is evil.  Christians have been warned about this, many times over.  We KNOW this is going to happen, and in fact, has happened repeatedly in history.  But it is always shocking, I think.


Today, I was doing my online grocery order at Asda (a subsidiary of WalMart, for those who don't know), and I suddenly realised that the ASDA logo at the top of the page was rainbow coloured.  Sigh.  I hovered over it, already knowing what it was:  "PRIDE" it said.  Shortly thereafter, I was on the Argos website looking for a lamp.  And I realise, the ARGOS logo at the top of the page is rainbow coloured.  


So, I look it up in the news, to try to get a handle on what is going on.  Mercifully, I had somehow not realised that June is "pride"month (fill in the blank for whatever LBGT initial you happen to be, I guess).  I found a HUGE list of companies in the UK who are not only supporting LBGT whatever, whatever, stupid, stupid, stupid -- but they are also donating money to these people.  For crying out loud!  What on earth is there to be proud of?  And let us not forget:  Pride does indeed go before a fall.  ALL of humanity's sins can be traced back to pride, starting with the fall of Lucifer and the episode in the Garden.  

The silent majority -- or maybe we really are just the silent and too trusting minority now -- has been silent for too long.  These "pride" people can scream and yell in your face (whether we're talking BLM or gay pride, it all comes down to the same thing -- evil), and we are supposed to just acquiesce and tolerate things?  No.  NO NO NO.  I will not engage, nor will I scream and yell, and I will not attack any single person.  BUT... I spend money, too, and I WILL boycott the "pride" businesses.  When have they ever done anything for me, other than take my money?  I have had enough.

Here is the list:
  • Zenni
  • Fabletics
  • Banana Republic
  • Adidas
  • Doc Martens
  • Apple
  • Asda
  • Argos
  • Converse
  • ASOS
  • NIke
  • Bonobos
  • Sephora
  • Diesel
  • Visa
  • Charles Schwab
  • Uber
  • Ikea
  • Microsoft
  • Paypal
  • Coca Cola
  • Gap
  • HP
  • Harry's
  • Absolut
  • Disney
  • Starbucks
  • Lush
  • Listerine
  • Reebok
  • Calvin Klein
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Levis
  • H&M
  • Target
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Smirnoff
  • Megabus
  • Sperry
  • Fossil
  • Macy's
  • T-Mobile
  • TopShop
This is by no means an exhaustive list.  What in the world are we coming to?  And don't tell me that this is an indication of everyone becoming friendlier and more inclusive.  I don't buy that for a minute.  The people supporting this perversion are definitely NOT inclusive of me or people like me.  In fact, they are often quite aggressive and abusive, and love to tell us how stupid we are.  So I repeat, what is there to be proud of?  That you've fallen so far off the track that you can't even tell right from wrong? 

I am over it.  And I am not silent.  Even if I stand alone, I will not be silent when I see things which are abberations and are abhorent, and are steam-rollering right over the top of us.  

Even my little list is pretty extensive.  It makes you think, doesn't it?   If one is not vigilant, all things evil seep in through tiniest little cracks in covert ways until, before you know it, all of society has been changed and evil is dominant.  Look around you.  It should be obvious.

17 June 2020

Unleashed


I want to write about everyday, mundane things:  we are renovating our kitchen; we got our Shermy clipped for the summer (always an ordeal); we just had our 13th wedding anniversary.  I want to write about these things, but I can't.

How can I talk about the simple, good things when all around me I am seeing evil unleashed like never before in my lifetime.  I feel like I would be burying my head in the sand if I focused on these kinds of things.  At the same time, I know that as a Christian, I probably should focus on these things.  Where does one draw the line between being prepared, wise, and informed, and being at peace?  I know one thing for sure:  peace ONLY comes from God and NOWHERE else.


I just want to say these things, and maybe I will be able to move on in my next post:
  • The same namby-pamby young people who have been sitting in the lotus position, claiming they want peace, and spouting their "can't we all just get along" mantra are now the ones most confrontational and violent today.  So how did all that mindfulness-you're-okay-I'm-okay crap work out for them?
  • If you do not worship the Truth, you worship evil.  Yes, it actually is that black and white.  
  • What is going on in the world right now is a spiritual battle, and Christians, we are falling down on the job.
  • "Political correctness" is garbage.  Correct for whom?
  • BLM is not about ANYTHING even remotely life-affirming or life-giving.  It is a terrorist organisation whose goal is to destroy the fabric of a moral society.
  • Apparently not ALL black lives matter, because the BLM movement encourages abortions, especially for black women.
  • It is not a coincidence that this move towards anarchy is coming on the heels of Covid-19.
  • The governments of the US and the UK are using Covid-19 as an excuse to persecute the Church.  You can go to a shopping mall, ride a train, get on a plane, sit on a bus, and go to the movies -- but you can't go to Church?
  • Low-level and persistent persecution of Christians has been going on in the UK ever since I got here, and that was back in 2007.  Christians:  WAKE UP!  The government is forming legislation that will categorize the teachings of the Church as "hate crimes".  Scotland is in the forefront with this.
  • Many of the priests and hierarchy are complicit with persecution, at the very least by their silence, but also by aligning themselves with watered-down versions of the Faith, by aligning themselves with divisive and terrorist groups, and by doing such weak-minded, limp-wristed things as renouncing their heritage and pasts and, in a blaze of virtue-signalling, stating things like "I pray that those of us who are white Christians repent of our own prejudices, and do the work of becoming better allies of our brothers and sisters of colour." (Justin Welby on Twitter).  GIVE. ME. A. BREAK.  Are you telling me that black people have no prejudices?  Come on, people.  Use your brains.  And, if you believe even the tiniest bit in revelations like Fatima, you know it will NOT be the clergy or hierarchy who save the Faith.  It will be the laity.  Many of the clergy and hierarchy are already on the road to perdition.  And no, I do not agree with the Pope's "no borders" mentality, either.  
  • Chaz?  Or Chop.  Or whatever the heck stupid name you have given yourselves:  if you are seceding from the Union, then I guess you don't need any state support, money, or economy of any kind.  You no longer deserve the privileges of an American life.  And since you happen to be on American soil (essentially, you have invaded it), then America has the right to bomb the hell out of you, and oust your regime.  Brace yourselves.
  • We are in dire, dire times, my friends.  Empires are on the verge of toppling.  Christians are too complacent.  People in general are too eager to reclaim their previous, ordered (I use that term loosely) lives.  And this is not going to happen.  

So what do we do?  It seems, from my own point of view, that what started in America has spread like wildfire around the western world, and that a veritable torrent of evil has been unleashed.  It is as if the demons and demoniacs have been given the green light.  The world has lost its collective mind.


Christians, what can we do?  Well, ultimately, we can pray and fast, and place our trust in Christ.  The Faith is very clear -- there will be an end time, and it will not be pretty.  Is it now?  Who knows?  Jesus admonishes us not to try to determine when.  He also admonishes us to have oil for our lamps, and to be watchful.  Do not engage with evil, and do not use its weapons.  Pray, people.  Pray like crazy.  And trust in God.


Here's hoping I have a more "normal" post next time!