igNOMinious gNOMe AWARDS (06gnomes.htm)

June 21, 2006
vol 17, no. 159

Presenting the
Third Annual

  The igNOMinious gNOMe Awards are our way of exposing the charlatans who have veered so far from the path Holy Mother Church has always traveled in conveying to the faithful flocks why shepherds are so vital in being guided to eternal salvation. That salvation today, contrary to what was taught for 2000 years, no longer requires the Catholic Faith or the fulness of the sacraments to be attained. At least that is the thinking of those who we acknowledge igNOMiniously today. the capital NOM stands, of course for the synthetic, man-made concoction issued by Paul VI that dared to usurp the divinely deigned Immemorial Mass of All Ages, the Holy Sacrifice of Tradition said in the Mother Tongue of the Church - Latin. Today that benchmark of stability and sense has given way to novelty and innovation, with ecumenism raising its ugly head while the Mass of Tradition is consigned to the medieval bin and badmouthed.

   Because of various factors we had been delayed in providing this year's Hall of Shame, but appropriately since this was the hottest category of the three "Good, Bad, and Uglies" this year what better day than the first day of Summer in the sixth month of the year 2006 for where these igNOMinious authorities who received the necessary 200 votes to be considered. We received over 30,000 e-mails with multiple votes so it is time consuming, especially taking it off e-mail to tally the votes. Another reason for the delay. In the future we are hoping to streamline the process and computerize the votes so they can be automatically added up and limit voters to one vote for fairness sake. Needless to say, it clogged the e-mail system for a few months as well and we apologize to those who may have written expecting replies. It is just not feasibly possible to do so. Hopefully you will understand and forgive us for not acknowledging you. Add to this the spam that pours through daily and you can begin to visualize the headache we, in fact, created with these awards.

    For this Third Annual Selection we basically had most of the same Usual Suspects and thus, for expediency sake, we decided to expand the eligibility requirements from last year's 50 votes to 200 this year or we would, quite possibly, have had to list over two-thirds of the bishops in the United States. We simply do not have the time or the resources to profile each of these rogues and rascals who have so forsaken the souls they were entrusted with. As it is there were 40 who garnered at least 200 this year which is quite an expansion from our original six in 2004. Thus we are breaking this up into a countdown in which we present those enshrined into the HALL OF SHAME from 40 to 31. Tomorrow we will reveal those 30 to 21. Friday those 20 to 11, and Saturday the top ten losers.

    Therefore, without further adieu, we present your choices for the igNOMinious gNOMe Awards for 2006 from 40 through 31:

40. This Detroit auxiliary is the poster-boy for the homosexual movement within the conciliar church. Thomas GUMBLETON received 199 votes and we cast ours to make it 200 so he would be eligible to be shamed for an igNOMinious gNOMe Award this year and be inducted into the hall of losers - the HALL OF SHAME. This prancing prelate makes no secret that he advocates homosexuality and goes out of his way to minister and march with them, not to counsel souls as to the perversion that afflicts them, but to encourage the sin and works, even to this day, to legalize sodomy. Could it be the reason he has not been censured is that three-fourths or more of the United States Bishops have homosexual skeletons in their own closet? Naw, not a chance with the Lavender Mafia and Pink Palaces that have spawned so many misfits. Another tip of the hat to Bernardin and his boys. Read Randy Engel's blockbuster book - The Rite of Sodomy if you don't believe us!

39. No doubt, the circulation of the way the Society of St. Pius X and its followers were treated, including all four of the bishops consecrated by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre fed the feelings of casting 216 votes for the former bishop of Fatima Serafim de SOUZA, whose inaction in the face of the blatant disrespect extended to the SSPX during a reverent pilgrimage to the once-holy shrine last summer, and the outing of what really was going on at Fatima with the Buddhists was even too much for modern Rome to ignore. Thanks to John Vennari and writers from the Fatima Crusader, the cat is out of the bag and de Souza is licking his paws and crying over spilt milk. If it's true cats have nine lives he'll be right at home with the Buddhists and Hindus who believe in reincarnation. Good riddance to one third of the problem. As for the other two-thirds, stay tuned for the selections to be revealed later in the week.

38. And here we thought if it plays in Peoria, it will play anywhere. The archbishop of Newark is proving that wrong as John J. MYERS continues to fall in esteem; so much so that he received 283 votes. Many are maintaining that he knew all about the bodies buried by McCarrick and yet has stuck to the Masonic/Mafia code to protect their own at the expense of souls. Myers has drawn the wrath of parishioners at the late Father Paul Wickens' own chapel St. Anthony's which has gone through turmoil in a tug-of-war for control, splitting the Traditional community there and creating havoc between those who formerly worshiped together. More of the fruits sown and tilled by the shepherds who have no clue in caring for sheep. The higher one rises, the more corrupt one becomes, even those we trusted. Whatever happened to that conservative, orthodox promising bishop on the plains of Illinois? Quite possibly he received an offer he couldn't refuse which carries credibility considering he's in Soprano territory.

37. Voters, mostly from the highlands of Scotland cast 298 votes for their favorite son-not - the red-hat Keith O'BRIEN who continue to be disheartened by the way he has pandered to those not of the Faith while failing to stand strong against abortion and homosexuality as Catholic truth demands and as his predecessor to the Scots Cardinal Winning did, even if it made enemies of those not favorable to Catholicism. O'Brien is of that new school of political correctness which John Paul II was so fond of promoting and given Novus Ordinarians such sorry excuses for shepherds. Many in Scotland have had it up to here, or as high as hummis can be piled. Thus, O'Brien earns a second straight invitation to the hall of losers - the HALL OF SHAME.

36. It might surprise some that the 36th person receiving votes for the igNOMinious gNOMes is not even a hierarch or a cleric - though many suspect she'd like to be. Yes, you guessed right. Receiving a whopping 347 votes was none other than Chiara LUBICH the founder of the charismatic concoction called Focalare. No doubt the reason she received so many votes was because it was made known to the public that those Santo Subito signs that cropped up at the funeral of Karol Wojtyla in St. Peter's Square were not that spontaneous after all, but planted by Lubich herself to deceive the masses and the media into thinking that this was something that just happened. No, it was well orchestrated in trying to railroad through the thinking that John Paul II deserves to be fast-tracked to sainthood. The truth is to pray he even made it to Purgatory!

35. 457 votes were cast for Monsignor Eugene CLARK who resigned as pastor of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City last August after the scandal broke that this man of the cloth was not the pious pastor many thought. In fact he had been having a long-time affair with his secretary who just happened to be a married woman. But that evidently didn't matter to Clark who endangered not only his own immortal soul but Laura DeFilippo who was 33 years younger than Clark. During all this time he was welcomed with open arms by EWTN, further poisoning and scandaling viewers. But that is of no concern to the conciliarists. It should be and so should questions of how this supposed shepherd could afford a lavish beach-house in the Hamptons for his trysts. He couldn't. That was paid for by the poor saps in the pews who continue to have blinders on when it comes to pouring more bad money into the coffers of the compromised and corrupters.

34. Still gone but not forgotten - or, sadly, for many not forgiven is your friend and ours - cardinal Bernard LAW whom John Paul II rewarded with a cush position where he was exempt from the long arm of the law in Boston. Thus Wojtyla tried to cover up one scandal with another that makes no sense especially to the 491 who cast their votes for this disgraced prelate. It is more proof that if JP2 had really been worthy of Subito Santo he would have ordered Law to a monastery, and he himself have repented. Since those things didn't happen and won't under the current Newchurch regime, we are left to realize what it's all about: currying favor with the world, the flesh and the devil. Such are the fruits of the conciliar church. Meanwhile, Law can place his second igNOMinious gNOMe on the balcony of his plush veranda and imagine what the Hall of Shame really means. After all, as we pointed out last year, for Law it should be a law!

33. Again, one of the neo-Catholics' darlings made the list and deservedly so with 519 votes was the St. Louis archbishop Raymond BURKE. The fallout from his actions against the parish and parishoners of St. Stanislaus Kosta in the Gateway City have backfired in his face as the overwhelming majority of the polish parish voted near unaminously for him to take a hike. He threatened excommunication and they didn't blink for how can someone who isn't even a bishop excommunicate someone from a false church? Now all the parishioners need to realize is that if they truly want the Catholic Mass, they should bring in a traditional priest and count on the Traditional Latin Mass. Culture is great, protecting customs and ethnicity is all fine and good, but the only true culture is the Catholic culture - that which heeds what the Council of Trent set in stone. So Ray Burke joins the others in earning - through his own unCatholicity - a second igNOMinious gNOMe Award.

32. To show how far the conciliar church has fallen, even its own have abandoned the pet project of John Paul II's favorite brown-noser - the cardinal of Detroit Adam MAIDA. That project was the "John Paul II Center" in Washington D.C. that cost megamillions and which Maida mortgaged into debt the Archdiocese. Now it is a white elephant where barely 200 people pass through the turnstiles daily. Can't make a profit there, but Maida is the one who thrust his own See into near bankruptcy in the future by pledging money he didn't have, all to please his hero. Such are the fruits of Vatican II and the icons they thrust forward. If it is of God nothing can stop it, if it is not, it will die. It may not be too long before the Center closes its doors forever, sells off its contents at bargain prices and is plowed over to make room for a new mega-mart. Whether Maida received his votes for that or because he has continued to harbor Gumbleton, he still received 553 votes in receiving his first igNOMinious gNOMe and being enshrined into the HALL OF SHAME.

31. As a fall-out from last year when the former head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (read dancing with the devil) Archbishop Michael FITZGERALD received his first igNOMinious gNOMe Award and enshrinement into the HALL OF SHAME for welcoming the ecumaniacal agenda at Fatima in being a party to the wreckovation of this once so Catholic shrine, he received 573 votes. Considering he has been replaced just as the bishop of Fatima has been replaced, one might think that modern Rome is intent on cleaning up Fatima and reasserting the thrice-defined dogma of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus which goes against everything the Interreligious Dialogue council stands for. But that is far from the truth for all the current regime has done is replace one useless head with another and tried another tactic to throw off those who are suspect of what is going on. It's the ol' shell game that the conciliar church has played ever since its founding in 1964.

TOMORROW: Those enshrined into the igNOMinious gNOMes HALL OF SHAME from 30 to 21.

    2006 gNOMes
    June 21, 2006
    Volume 17, no. 159