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Oct 26 2020

Can a Christian Vote for Biden?

Father James Altman helped us resolve whether Joe Biden is a faithful Catholic. Now Liz Wheeler helps us determine whether a Catholic or any other kind of faithful Christian can vote for him in good conscience:

No one can reconcile these manifestations of moonbattery with Christian doctrine:

• Abortion on demand (including gruesome late term abortion) coercively financed;

• Screw-tightening on the world’s most persecuted religion, Christianity;

• Critical race theory — an ideology that views the world through the lens of hating white people; and

• Socialism, which is founded on the violation of the commandments against stealing and coveting.

On tips from Lyle and Ellen O.

Oct 22 2020

Pope Francis Endorses Gay Unions

Guy Sorman has recently wondered if the Pope is Catholic. We now have an answer — he is not:

In stark and unprecedented defiance of Catholic teaching, which defines homosexual acts as “intrinsically evil,” Pope Francis has called for civil union laws for same-sex couples.

As we have seen, civil union laws inevitably lead to formal “marriage.”

While being interviewed for the feature-length documentary Francesco, the pontiff insisted that homosexuals not only “have a right to be a part of the family” but also “have a right to a family.”

The implications are hair-raising. Francis rejects both morality and biology. He implicitly calls for homosexual adoption, which frequently leads to the sexual abuse of children and could hardly help but lead to abnormal psychological development.

“What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered,” notes Francis, trashing the 2003 declaration by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which categorically states “that respect for homosexual persons cannot lead in any way to approval of homosexual behavior or to legal recognition of homosexual unions.”

Left-wing social engineers like Francis employ the tactic of conflating people with their behavior. According to this absurd viewpoint, if you love someone, you must love their behavior, because they are their behavior. Ideally, we would love everyone. That means we would love all behavior.

Maybe Francis is subordinating what the Church stands for to current liberal fads in a misguided attempt to increase its popularity. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò suspects he is up to something still worse:

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is trying to force some cardinals and bishops to separate themselves from communion with him, obtaining as a result not his own deposition for heresy but rather the expulsion of Catholics who want to remain faithful to the perennial Magisterium of the Church. This trap would have the purpose — in the presumed intentions of Bergoglio and his “magic circle” — of consolidating his own power within a Church that would only nominally be “Catholic” but in reality would be heretical and schismatic.

This deception draws on the support of the globalist élite, the mainstream media and the LGBT lobby, to which many clergy, bishops and cardinals are no strangers. Furthermore, let us not forget that in many nations there are laws in force that criminally punish anyone who considers sodomy reprehensible and sinful or who does not approve of the legitimization of homosexual “matrimony” — even if they do so on the basis of their creed. A pronouncement by the bishops against Bergoglio on a question like homosexuality could potentially lead civil authority to prosecute them criminally, with the approval of the Vatican.

Unless there is effective pushback against Francis’ subversion, the Long March Through the Institutions has brought down another pillar of civilization.

Unsurprisingly, Francesco also includes an endorsement of the corrupt pseudo-Catholic Joe Biden for president. Looks like it touches all the moonbat bases — envirofascism, Black Lives Matter, open borders, the works:

On tips from seaoh, Bluto, Kate P, Rapinhoe, KirklesWorth, and Varla.

Oct 18 2020

Countermoonbat Sermon From Father Ed Meeks

Joe Biden made a fool of himself when he told a black interviewer, “if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” This is because being black is not an ideology or a moral position. It would have been more appropriate for him to say, “if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Christian” — because it would be difficult if not impossible to vote for Biden without betraying the Christian faith.

He could certainly have said, “then you ain’t Catholic.” In the excellent homily below, Father Ed Meeks makes the case, based on three nonnegotiable Catholic values:

1. The sanctity of life

2. The sanctity of marriage

3. Religious liberty

…and five observations about Biden:

1. Biden is unabashedly pro-abortion.

2. Biden opposes the sanctity of marriage.

3. Biden would threaten our already imperiled religious liberty.

4. Biden would open the door to socialism.

5. Biden subverts the faith by pretending to be Catholic.

The sermon is well worth 26:50 of any voter’s time:

Joe Biden and the radicalized Democrat Party that he serves as a front for are not merely wrong; they are evil. That makes the election a moral issue and therefore a religious one.

On a tip from Blackjack.

Oct 18 2020

Open Thread

It was the transmutation of the classical liberal intellectual foundation by Christianity that gave modern Europe its impetus and that pushed European accomplishment so far ahead of all other cultures and civilizations around the world. - Charles A. Murray
Oct 17 2020

Countermoonbat and Moonbat Quotes of the Week

Daniel Henninger has written an excellent editorial on the liberal establishment’s ferocious hostility toward Amy Coney Barrett’s Christian religiosity. Unfortunately, it is behind a paywall at the Wall Street Journal. The piece includes key quotes from both the countermoonbat and moonbat viewpoints.

From the countermoonbat side, Henninger makes this astute observation:

Perhaps it is a sign of the dominant culture’s lack of confidence in the durability of its own value system that its main tool of opposition isn’t argument but suppression and condescension.

Lately liberals have been making use of a third tool: physical intimidation, prominently featuring rioting. However, rational argumentation is not in their toolset. People tend to become liberal for the same reason Muslims become Muslims; they are bullied into conforming to the ruling class ideology.

Speaking of the ruling class, Henninger quotes its flagship publication, the New York Times:

“Critics” say [Amy Coney Barrett’s] life has been spent “in a cocoon of like-minded thinking that in many areas runs counter to the views of a majority of Americans.”

The cocoon of like-minded thinking in which New York Times propagandists spend their lives must not have any mirrors. The lack of self-awareness is astonishing. It is not possible for conservatives to live in such an insular cocoon, because liberals control the media.

On a tip from Varla.

Oct 13 2020

Is Joe Biden a Faithful Catholic?

Joe Biden presents himself as a faithful Catholic. Is he one? Let’s ask a real Catholic, Father James Altman:

Nope. Biden is not a faithful Catholic. Faithful Catholics do not champion abortion, personally celebrate same sex parodies of weddings, force nuns to provide contraception and abortifacients, or give tacit consent to leftist terrorists destroying Christian churches and statues.

However, Biden is devoutly faithful to the lust for power that constitutes the core of the Democratic creed.

On a tip from seaoh.

Oct 13 2020

Priest Arrested for Sex on Altar

Some churches try to stay relevant by subordinating timeless truths to more fashionable fare. That can be hazardous in these increasingly degenerate times. There is a risk of getting carried away, like the Louisiana priest who was arrested for having sex with a pair of dominatrices on the altar of his church.

Via Fox News:

A witness in Pearl River, northeast of New Orleans, called police on Sept. 30 after allegedly viewing Rev. Travis Clark, 37, through a window engaged with two high-heeled, corseted women. Clark was allegedly partially dressed in his priestly attire.

The witness took video, possibly worried that people would still find a story like this hard to believe.

Clark, who has been the pastor at the church since last year, was arrested for allegedly having sex in a publicly visible location.

The two accused women, Mindy Dixon, 41, and Melissa Cheng, 23, were also arrested.

Looks like the two were hired as professional dominatrices.

“What upsets me is, why did he have to do that there?” town council member Kat Walsh said. “I’m upset for all of us, the parishioners of the church. Why there?”

The answer: for the same reason gay priests molest altar boys. Blasphemy gives them a thrill.

It isn’t easy to find satisfaction after you have turned your back on the good, the decent, the noble, and the holy. No matter how far you push the envelope, it’s never far enough.

On a tip from rpp618.

Oct 06 2020

ChiCom Christianity: Jesus as Executioner

As leftists tighten their fist on power, everything that came before right now is altered or abolished to conform to their current orthodoxy — even things that need to last forever. This includes scripture. To get an idea of what Christianity might look like in a world run by authoritarian oligarchical collectivists, refer to communist China, where students learn that Jesus stoned a prostitute to death.

So much for forgiveness. The ChiCom version, published in a textbook by the government-run University of Electronic Science and Technology Press, goes like this:

The crowd wanted to stone the woman to death as per their law. But Jesus said, ‘Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone.’ Hearing this, they slipped away one by one.

When the crowd disappeared, Jesus stoned the sinner to death saying, “I too am a sinner. But if the law could only be executed by men without blemish, the law would be dead,” the textbook said.

No wonder John Paul II felt the need to stand up to communists. They can be counted on to suppress and/or subvert Christianity, with the ultimate goal of destroying it.

Speaking of communists subverting Christianity:

Pope Francis denounced trickle-down economics, private property, and advocated for the redistribution of wealth in a new letter to Roman Catholic leaders.

Reuters reports on the Red Pope’s latest denunciation of economic freedom:

“There were those who would have had us believe that freedom of the market was sufficient to keep everything secure (after the pandemic hit),” he wrote.

Francis denounced “this dogma of neo-liberal faith” that resorts to “the magic theories of ‘spillover’ or ‘trickle’ … as the only solution to societal problems”. …

Francis repeated past calls for redistribution of wealth to help the poorest and for fairer access to natural resources by all.

This from a guy who lives in a massive palace.

The Church needs another John Paul II.

On tips from Feet2Fire and Mr. Freemarket.

Sep 25 2020

Liberals Aim at Amy Coney Barrett, Hit All Catholics

If Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as many expect, sincere Catholics should brace themselves for a barrage of bigotry. Wonkette contributes venom to a Two Minutes Hate that will continue until after the confirmation is over.

After demonstrating ignorance of what the word “literally” means by calling Barrett “literally batsh**,” Wonkette snarls,

Coney Barrett is the insane kind of Catholic. She has stated publicly that “life begins at conception,” which is funny if you know anything about science and how well that fertilized egg survives in the wild if it fails to implant.

You don’t have to be Catholic to be crazy enough to believe that life begins at conception. The overwhelming majority of biologists acknowledge that it does.

A baby 6 months old couldn’t survive in the wild either. Does that mean it doesn’t qualify as alive? How long would Wonkette writers survive in the wild?

Oh yeah, and this dumbass is also a longstanding member of the same type of Catholic Jesus club that was literally the inspiration for The Handmaid’s Tale.

Newsweek walked back its false claim that People of Praise directly inspired that liberal favorite. But the attacks on serious Catholics will continue. Only cafeteria Catholic phonies like Biden and Pelosi are allowed, because according to the progressive establishment, thou shalt have no other gods before moonbattery.

Barrett has already been abused for her faith by powerful Democrats. Watch Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein, talking like a villain in a Star Wars movie, denounce her with the line “The dogma lives loudly within you”:

On tips from Kate P. Hat tip: NewsBusters.

Sep 18 2020

El Paso Jesus Destroyed for Looking White

Some may laugh at Afrocentrist militant Shaun King of Black Lives Matter for pretending not to be white, but he is dangerous nonetheless, because others take him seriously. Remember when King proclaimed that Caucasian-looking statues of Jesus must be destroyed for facilitating “white supremacy”? Isaiah Cantrell must have been listening.

From El Paso:

The diocese said a man walked into the sanctuary at St. Patrick Cathedral in El Paso while the church was open for prayer Tuesday morning and destroyed [a large statue of Jesus], which was located behind the main altar.

The 90-year-old statue looks like a total loss. It was decapitated and knocked off its pedestal, consistent with the iconoclastic vandalism characterizing Black Lives Matter and the mostly peaceful protesters it has inspired.

Police soon arrested Cantrell. Via KTSM.com:

Cantrell said that the statue was the wrong color. He told the officer that Jesus was Jewish, so the statue should have a darker skin color…

However, Cantrell says the statue fell over on its own. Too bad the media didn’t think to use this line for all the statues of great historical figures that Black Lives Matter stormtroopers have torn down throughout the country.

As with so many of the maniacs who have been wreaking havoc this summer, Cantrell was already known to authorities. He caused a scene in the president’s office at University of Texas at El Paso on September 4.

From elsewhere on KTSM.com:

When police arrived, an officer said Cantrell told them he needed to speak with President Heather Wilson because university police had been harassing him.

Like destroying statues, claiming oppression by the police has been a popular theme recently.

Employees had been told to push a panic button whenever Cantrell appeared in the office. According to an employee, Cantrell frequently raved about protests and demanded Wilson’s removal.

Police said Cantrell became difficult when they tried to escort him from the premises, cussing at the officers and throwing himself to the ground. After a brief struggle, he was taken into custody and charged with criminal trespass, the document states.

But in no time he was out again, with predictable results.

There was a time when lunatics were locked up because of the menace they pose to society. Nowadays, we are lucky if they are incarcerated even after they commit violent crimes, thanks to leftists like Kamala Harris.

On a tip from Lyle.

Sep 16 2020

Black Lives Matter Confirms Stance on Christianity

We know where the liberal establishment–endorsed Black Lives Matter mob stands on America, on Western Civilization, on white people, on property rights, on law enforcement, on national sovereignty, on the family, on basic civility… Let’s confirm their stance on Christianity.

Here, BLM protesters in Charlotte clarify the position by chanting, “F*** your Jesus!”

Race is only a tool, a crowbar leftists are using to pry the country apart. The issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution. If the revolution succeeds, Christianity will be forced underground.

On a tip from seaoh.

Sep 05 2020

Christianity Gives Way to Racial Justice at St Xavier Catholic Church in NYC

Brace yourself for more blasphemy from the parasitoid wasps who are subverting the Catholic Church in the name of leftist ideology. At St Xavier Catholic Church in New York City last Sunday, Black Lives Matter dogma replaced Christine doctrine, as a violent career criminal who is revered for dying (probably of a fentanyl overdose) in police custody replaced Jesus Christ:

Note that mixed in with platitudes about treating all people respectfully are supportive references to the animosity implied in the vengeful term “racial justice.” Railing against “white privilege” is thinly disguised racial hatred.

On a tip from Rapinhoe.

Sep 04 2020

Catholics for Biden and Parasitoid Wasps

Father James Altman has made a compelling case that it is no longer possible to be both a Catholic and a Democrat. Yet we read this:

Prominent Jesuit Father Thomas Reese has taken to Twitter to promote the national kick-off of Catholics for Biden, a “grassroots” group promoting the Democrat ticket in November.

Fanatical Democrat support for abortion makes this blasphemous. However,

Last Thursday, Father Reese published an essay insisting that it is acceptable for Catholics to vote for Catholic candidates who openly support abortion on demand.

Brace yourself for his reasoning:

“[A] Catholic Democrat can vote for Biden, even if his policies promote abortions and gay marriage, as long as the voter’s intent is not to support those positions.”

By the same logic, a good Catholic could vote for the Nazi Party, so long as the intent is not to make Jews into lampshades.

Reese says that Biden’s positions on other issues compensate for snuffing out lives and making a mockery of matrimony. The first he mentions is “racism.” Yet the Christian position is that we are all equal before God, whereas the Democrat position is that preferred races deserve special treatment at the expense of others through policies like Affirmative Action.

In the context of Catholicism, the abortion issue dwarfs all others.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person — among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.”

Abortion “is gravely contrary to the moral law,” the Catechism declares, and, therefore, a person who procures an abortion incurs excommunication from the Church “by the very commission of the offense.”

Biden is such an avid advocate of abortion that he wants to repeal the Hyde and Helms Amendments, forcing Christians to finance it. It follows that he should be excommunicated. But instead, some in the church actively support him.

In a related story,

Few parasitoids are more bizarre or disturbing than the wasps of the genus Glyptapanteles, whose females inject their eggs into living caterpillars. There, the larvae mature, feeding on the caterpillar’s fluids before gnawing through its skin en masse and emerging into the light of day. Despite the trauma, not only does the caterpillar survive—initially at least—but the larvae mind-control it, turning their host into a bodyguard that protects them as they spin their cocoons and finish maturing. The caterpillar eventually starves to death, but only after the tiny wasps emerge from their cocoons and fly away.

What a perfect metaphor for the relationship between progressives and the churches they infiltrate and subvert. You might say that Father Reese is a parasitoid priest.

“Complicated” is putting it mildly.

On a tip from Rapinhoe.

Sep 02 2020

Father James Altman: You Cannot Be Catholic and a Democrat

Prominent Democrats including Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi present themselves as Catholic. Is it possible to be both a Catholic and a Democrat? Father James Altman says no:

Politics may be outside the sphere of religion, but morality isn’t. Stopping Democrats is as much a moral as a political issue.

On tips from Zachary B and seaoh.

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