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by Justin Trefney
I’m writing to you today on behalf of myself, my family and many Catholics who have spoken with me over the last few weeks. I’d like to say I write this from the heart with great charity for the Church and her clergy.
Many emotions have been expressed to, and felt by me in regards to how many of the clergy have reacted to the Covington Catholic High School controversy; anger, fear, sadness, disappointment among others. People are now talking among themselves about switching parishes, withholding funds and leaving the Church over what her priests and bishops have said and done these past 2 weeks.
We are angry that so many priests and bishops would throw these kids under the bus over a 2 minute video clip without looking into it further. Even if the initial reports were true, which is now known to not be the case, these were children, not fully developed cognitively and ignorant. They would have been victims themselves of bad formation and should have been corrected with charity for their well-being and not had their lives publicly destroyed by a mob; a mob many charged with being their spiritual father were quick to join.
We are fearful for ourselves and more so for our children. Catholics are persecuted daily for having beliefs that are alternative to those of the world. When we are attacked we need strong men and strong priests to have our backs. When our children are attacked we need strong men and strong priests to place themselves in-between the world and our children. If this was a student at your school, if this was one of my sons, I and many others now fear you would not help protect them. We wonder if you would be willing to lay down your life for them like Jesus commanded His shepherds to do. We fear our children seeing how the Church and her clergy abandoned children to the mob and wonder if this is a Church they want to be a part of.
We are saddened that the clergy assume half the country are racist, sexists, homophobes and bigots because of the color of their skin and the hart they are wearing. I myself did not vote for Trump as I disagree with both parties but many in our Church did. And to suggest all those Catholics that wear Make America Great Again hats share Trump’s every opinion is like saying those Catholics who wear Hope and Change hats share Obama’s opinion on partial birth abortion. Trump, indeed supports the Pro-Life movement.
We are disappointed in the lack of apologies from the Church and her shepherds. Half-hearted apologies about people misunderstanding you on a now deleted threads is not the same as apologizing for presuming half the country is evil. It’s not the same as apologizing to those kids for jumping to conclusions and ruining their lives. It’s not the same as apologizing to their parents for causing them so much grief. It’s not the same as apologizing to other students at Covington Catholic High School who had nothing to do with this, but are victims of the mob. It’s not the same as apologizing to all Catholics for being a part of scandalizing them.
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I suppose we shouldn’t expect much, right? Given that the accusation is that the powers that be in the Vatican have known for decades about clerical abuse, the idea that the Vatican staffed by largely the same people changing things up and reforming themselves is a bit of a stretch.
Continue reading “Podcast: Diminishing Expectations For The Bishops Abuse Meeting”
The idea that Andrew Cuomo will get excommunicated is laughable while the Catholic Church is married at the hip to the US Government, the UN, and various international funding bodies that stand in stark opposition to Catholic morality.
Continue reading “Podcast: Why Andrew Cuomo Won’t Be Excommunicated”
Typically on weekends I try to stay away from the meltdown of the Church. I really, really, really try. But the past week has made that impossible, as Cardinal Dolan, in true politico fashion, makes his statement about Andrew Cuomo and excommunication on a Friday evening, when almost no one is paying attention.
Continue reading “Podcast and Weekend Update”
This was a pretty blackpilling week, all things considered, so I decided to give you a video about the Great Chastisement, the Three Days of Darkness, World War III, and the coming of the Great Prince. When that’s uplifting stuff you know it’s bad.
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Rage has at this point given into despair. This has been a rough week for Catholics, and everywhere I look I see complicity among the laity and the clergy in the abuse of young Catholics by pagans and now with the legalization of ritual murder up to birth in New York.
Continue reading “Podcast: Andrew Cuomo and the Moloch Worshipers of New York”
I suppose we shouldn’t be that surprised that those who lobby for heterodox and heretical views to be accepted by the Church would visit this gathering. After all, as I reported elsewhere, the Women’s Ordination Conference showed up at the Synod for the Corruption of the Youth last year, as did ACRONYM groups. Does World Youth Day have a point anymore? Is it good optics in the midst of a sexual predator crisis? Is it pure Modernism?
Continue reading “Podcast: World Youth Day Gets Some ACRONYM Visitors”
If the title suggests that I think Deaconesses are definitely coming, well, let’s just say that If things continue on the track that they are that I think we’ll all be singing ‘ordain a lady’ as we watch the Church get turned into a mockery of herself within 2 or 3 years, unless the Lord intervenes Himself.
Continue reading “Podcast: Women’s Ordination Update, January 22, 2019”
Traditional Catholics began hearing whispers of the suppression of Ecclesia Dei over a year ago, and many began to panic. It’s not the time to panic, at least not yet. But we should consider what happens if this does turn into an attempt to formally abrogate the Traditional Latin Mass, regardless of that being not canonically possible.
Continue reading “Podcast: Ecclesia Dei Commission Officially Suppressed”