Saturday, February 29, 2020

How Many Years Will We Have to Wait

Before its attempts at reform are declared failures?

CNA/CWR: Legion of Christ seeks forgiveness, change with new norms

The document also encouraged its members to reflect on how to best comfort the victims of these scandals and correct these instances of abuse moving forward. According to the statement, the congregation seeks to instill a new attitude.

“In addition to confronting past cases of abuse and accountability, the Congregation seeks a change of mentality, a change of habits and a change of the institutional culture that allowed so much suffering to occur, and also to continue the effort of renewal based around the creation of safe environments together with the whole Church.”
What reason do we have to think that they have the viri to accomplish this?
Shortly after Connor was elected, the new leader received criticism about his negligence regarding past abuses. He was accused of mishandling abuse complaints surrounding Fr. Michael Sullivan, a Legion priest who reportedly acted inappropriately with women through touching and other interactions.

Gail Gore, a spokesperson for the Legion, told CNA Feb. 7 that Connor and the order handled the situation with the proper levels of communication, including sending an open letter about the situation to all members of the Legion in December. He said the accusations do not accurately represent the exchange.

Official website for the general chapter (Spanish). Photos (candid? or staged publicity photos? you decide)

Circling of the Wagons

CNA/CWR: Cardinal Re claims Cardinal Zen is at odds with John Paul II, Benedict XVI on China

When there are no this-world consequences to failures in diplomacy by the Vatican state, what incentive is there for their diplomats to learn?

11th Armored Cav

SGM Matthew Williams

Army MOH Profile

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Does the Union Army Still Need Helicopters?

The Pozzed Corps

Despite this announcement:

PJ Recognized


Devils With Green Eyes: A Comparison Look At Advanced Night Vision Devices

Good Luck

CNA/CWR: Francis calls Legionaries of Christ to ‘continuous conversion’ at end of Rome meeting

Pope Francis Saturday told the Legionaries of Christ religious order to look toward the future as they continue to reform themselves, seeking continuous conversion under the guidance of the Church.

Guidance from a compromised hierarchy that is unaware of problems with “human formation” because of their own defects, and what is required to properly form men as a result? There are no vir to take charge of the circus that is the LC and make some necessary changes to salvage the order. I submit as evidence the following, to be marked exhibits A, B, C, and D.

Boot camp or even some sort of Q-course at the very least, that would be a start to test the character of the men in the order. "But that sort of physical and mental asceticism isn't necessary for a presbyter!" It is necessary for a vir.

I see the young LCs still maintain their look -- from last year: Three Legionary Deacons Ordained in Indiana.

And their 2019 ordinations in Rome:

Celebrada en la basílica menor de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en Roma el 13 de febrero de 2020 por el Mons. José Rodríguez Carballo, O.F.M. secretario de la Congregación para los Institutos de Vida Consagrada y las Sociedades de Vida Apostólica durante el capítulo general de los

Bishop José Rodríguez Carballo has a decent voice but the typical Latin episcopal portliness is really not appropriate for the office.

Even the SJW-Whipped Critics Can't Pretend to Like It

Scoring only 40% at Rotten Tomatoes at the moment, the new movie Wendy (trailer).

蔡琴: 今宵多珍重

Blue NoVa

NuBSG Battlestars

Thirsty Beta

Friday, February 28, 2020

Delusional AWFLs in Finland

Anti-Christian Propaganda?

Disguised as a "religious horror movie"?

Where's the Urgency?

CWR: Vatican launches task force to implement ‘Vos estis’ and 2011 abuse guidelines

"Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, and Fr. Hans Zollner, SJ."

How reassuring.

Moscow's Position

Absence of particular Churches from Amman will not make the meeting less significant

Call 콜 Trailer 2

Christianity as Liberalism?

Is the author aware of the order of charity?

Lexington Books: Kyle Haden, Embodied Idolatry: A Critique of Christian Nationalism (via Eastern Christian Books)

What Is the Canonical Justification for These Actions?

Retired archbishop disciplined after calling Pope Francis a ‘heretic’

Prohibiting a retired archbishop from using their churches or celebrating Mass or preaching in them, I can understand. But prohibiting him from speaking to the media? What is the justification for that? What happened to collegiality?

Who Is Excluded from the Profiles?

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Aiming at 100% Convergence

More cultural Marxist bs: Report: First woman expected to become Green Beret in coming weeks by Kyle Rempfer

The SOFREP article isn't reassuring.

Looks Like It'll Be Garbage

Based on the SJW participation and the buzzwords; Devil Mouse and Lucasfilm haven't learned their lesson yet.

Flat Range Stuff

Richard Rohlin and Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick on Tolkien

Suzanne Venker Interviews Rollo

Tay Tay No Cray Cray

Just a opportunistic AWFL.

Feminism is penis envy.

Everyday Vest

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity by Charles Marohn

CWR Dispatch: Consumption vs. Community by Lauren Enk Mann
Charles Marohn, author of Strong Towns, explicitly recommends the Catholic idea of subsidiarity, and his proposals are not grandiose or concerned with national policies, but rather with neighborhood charity.

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F-orget That

Convergence BS

God Bless Them.


Judeo-Christian Bishop

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of South Bend-Ft. Wayne: "Friendship with Our Jewish Brothers and Sisters"

CNA/CWR: Catholics must reject social media anti-Semitism, Indiana bishop says

"We are bound together with them in friendship as brothers and sisters in the family of God,” said Rhoades.

This is erroneous, or just plain heresy, and ignores the necessity of divine adoption in Christ.

Any antagonism is a response to transgressions by outsiders, and political in nature, not religious.

Like the LC?

CWR Dispatch: Canadian bishops lament Vanier’s misconduct, while affirming value of L’Arche

Vanier was not involved in the formation of other men and did not put others participating in that perverse form of "spiritual accompaniment" into positions of leadership, as far as I know.

More Propaganda Set to Song

Steve Bannon on COVID-19 in China

Should a Catholic Be a Feminist?

The Circus in South Carolina

The Chaotic Debate in South Carolina

NBC News

Repeal the...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Defund the BBC


Monday, February 24, 2020

Chilton Williamson, Jr. on Neil McCaffrey

CWR: Rightly Said: Remembering Neil McCaffrey by Chilton Williamson, Jr.
McCaffrey was a Catholic first of all, and next a conservative. Catholicism and conservativism were always his chief concerns as a man, a publisher, and a writer.

New Men Trailer

Christopher R. Altieri on the Vanier Scandal

CWR: Letter from Rome, February 22, 2020: Jean Vanier by Christopher R. Altieri
We must remember that God’s mercy — the response of self-subsistent Charity to sinful creatures — is severe; stern as death, and not less terrible than His wrath.

A comment: Institutions can no longer masquerade as being communities or of the community — they are instead tied to mass population centers where anonymity and the lack of accountability reign. If there is to be reform, there must be accountability, and everyone must vet each other properly, and where this is not possible, distance must be maintained. This is the only way forward. Trust can no longer be assumed or given freely — it must be earned.

Hershel W. Williams

Sunday, February 23, 2020