Add to that the fact more fake bishops are going to drink at the trough of abomination and don the scarlet with the pending announcement of a conciliar consistory with two ambitious American pedafeds Donald Wuerl and Raymond Burke getting their earthly payoff from the man in charge who continues to cover for their sins, while Europe is spiraling out of control and in flames as the Islamic infidels, in concert with the radical rebels, college lemmings, and union thugs, protest everything to overthrow whatever balance is left in this economy and moral morass in order to create total chaos.
All this as Rome and nations all over this globe are going down in flames for the Apocalypse is upon us. All this and what do we get from the official conciliar newspaper L'Osservatore Romano and their Robert Gibbs-like clone for propping up Benedict XVI in the latter's handpicked editor Giovanni Maria Vian? That "The Simpsons are 'Catholic'"!!!
We're not talking about research uncovered which would somehow justify that the Duchess of Windsor Bessy Wallis Warfield Simpson converted after King Edward VII abdicated the Throne of England on December 10, 1936 to marry the American divorcee. After all, The monarch of the United Kingdom is Supreme Governor of the Church of England and at the time of the proposed marriage the Church of England did not permit the re-marriage of divorced people with living ex-spouses. Had they forgotten one Henry VIII? Evidently not for in 2002 the Anglicans relaxed that as well. If only Edward had known! Note the sarcasm in that.
When we read the headline that "the Simpsons are 'Catholic'" we're not talking about O.J. Simpson having a stunning Saul becomes Paul conversion in jail (though that is still possible) for the crimes only God knows he committed. Besides, the Simpsons are plural and as far as we know O.J. is just one person who has an "I" ego that would not let anyone else in. What he was accused of should prove that.
We're not even talking about flash-in-the-pan celebrities like Jessica or her sister Ashlee Simpson. Who you say? Don't worry, I had to look them up too. It really wasn't worth the effort other than to add a few Simpsons into the mix. But none of the above are the Simpsons of record.
No, what the official publication of Modern Rome was declaring is that the fictional family that has had such a negative effect on the family in every aspect of society is none other then Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson. Yeah, that Simpsons. Yes, you heard right.
To give you an idea of how far away from Catholic truth and sensibility Modern Rome is, listen to their rational in a short article written by a Luca M. Possati, "The Simpsons are among the few TV programs for children in which Christian faith, religion, and questions about God are recurrent themes...The family recites prayers before meals and, in their own peculiar way, believes in the life thereafter."
"In their own particular way"? Well, that fits right in with the "everyone goes to Heaven" mindset of the counterfeit church of conciliarism because all religions, even those who doubt religion per se, "subsist in" the Church. Thank you, o ye peritus of Vatican II, Fr. Joseph Ratzinger!
And before any buck passing begins or denial that L'Osservatore Romano acts on its own outside of the blessings of Benedict XVI and his posse of potentates, Vian has the full approval of the former and will until he is fired, not because of what he might have written or allowed to be published that goes against every Catholic sensibility of common sense and decency, but rather because of pressure put on Ratzinger since the latter operates by what others think of him. Never mind what God thinks. That is obvious by all he has been part of in the wreckovation of the Catholic Faith since he was a peritus at Vatican II.
Thus, with Benendict's tacit approval, what Vian and Possati are basing their asinine statements on is derived from an analysis by a Jesuit 'priest', Francesco Occhetta from a 2005 episode of 'The Simpsons,' The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star. It dealt with Catholicism and was aired a few weeks after the death of John Paul II. Did anyone ever think it might have been an April Fool's joke on the part of 'The Simpson' producers since Karol Wojtyla died on April 1st (yes, we know they stretched it to April 2nd, but can you say manipulation and fabrication?)
The episode began with Bart being expelled from Springfield Elementary School and his parents enrolling him in a 'Catholic' school where Bart was befriended by a sympathetic 'priest', voiced by Liam Neeson, who, in the episode as 'Father' Sean, tried to convert Bart with his kindness. And no, to the writers' credit for once, Neeson's cartoon cleric was not portrayed as a pedophile. Perhaps what Luca meant about 'being Catholic' was his confusion that since Neeson was Catholic that meant the Simpsons were too? After all, you have to use conciliar logic to figure out the bizarre things the Vatican II newchurch does.
In that one and only episode, Bart's agreeing to convert drew Homer in and he figured why not so he decided to follow his son. This shocked Marge, not to mention the Protestant Reverend Lovejoy and the caricatured token evangelical Ned Flanders. L'Osservatore Romano reports that "few people know it, and he does everything he can to hide it, but it is true: Homer J. Simpson is a Catholic."
They didn't seem to be concerned that if one is Catholic you do not "hide" your faith. If you do, how can you be a true Catholic? Oh, that's right. Vatican II. The particular episode in which they base their assine assessment that the Simpsons are Catholic dealt with such issues as religious conflict, interfaith dialogue, homosexuality and stem cell research. Yeah, go figure. There wouldn't be any conflict if they realized the last three are wrong for Catholics. No discussion necessary, but leave it to a Jesuit, a liberation theologist no less, to stir things up.
Ever since the sixties, L'Osservatore Romano has gradually become more worldly oriented until today it is a joke, not unlike most other lamestream liberal papers in the secular vein beginning with the old Gray Lady herself, The New York Times. May they all go out of business soon even if it does mean loss of jobs. After all, what's more important, jobs or the salvation of souls? Evidently, L'Osservatore isn't too concerned with the latter so we shouldn't be surprised then that Modern Rome would hold a long-running cartoon series on the same plane as dogmatic issues because, after all, "The Simpsons explore issues such as family, community, education and religion in a way that few other popular television programs can match." That doesn't speak very well for the medium, now, does it?
Was it only four or five decades ago that Bishop Fulton J. Sheen's "Life is Worth Living" was beamed into living rooms as he weekly explored the very same issues but always from a Catholic perspective? Despite his eventual capitulation to conciliarism, during his time on camera we suspect he was responsible for many conversions. Conversions? That's a touchy word with Modern Rome which kowtows to the KGB-run Russian Orthodox church's mandate not to proseltyze as well as marching to the drum beats of the Muslims and checking with Jewish interests before proceeding on many matters. Who do they answer to? Surely not Christ the King. Rather, St. Paul had it right in Galatians 1: 8-10. Oh, how much we have lost in the last 50 years.
The last twenty-some years have expedited the decline. In fact, the amazing fact is that this latest accolade wasn't the first from Modern Rome in heaping praise on this cartoon show. That's right, the long running (over two decades) sociological phenomenon 'The Simpsons', that further corrupted the family unit and all of society, received praise from Modern Rome last December when the show was commemorating its 20th Anniversary. Yep, the folks at L'Osservatore released this amazing plaudit to a show that has been a contributing factor to the rebellious X-generation's disregard for organized religion and all things in authority: "The relationship between man and God is one of The Simpsons' most important themes and often has mirrored the religious and spiritual confusion of our times." Yeah, and who d'ya think caused that "spiritual confusion?" Hint, it was well before 'The Simpsons' came on the scene.
Now remember, this is the same publication, with Benny's blessing mind you, that praised such filth as "Brokeback Mountain," the left-leaning "Avatar", "Harry Potter" movies, and the Beatles, and praised numerous pro-abort politicians and even ruthless dictators to name a few n'er-do-wells that confuse conciliar souls and do nothing to edify the sensus Catholicus. In the past we had great icons to look up to and emulate. They were called saints.
But back to the mundane as L'Osservatore Romano seems to wallow in these days. To show you that even one of the executive producers of the show didn't buy Modern Rome's assessment, Al Jean actually did what clueless Homer and bratty entitled Bart, not to mention liberal ecomaniac Lisa and helpless Marge do: mock Christianity and Catholicism in particular. Jean responded, "My first reaction is shock and awe, and I guess it makes up for me not going to church for 20 years. We've pretty clearly shown that Homer is not Catholic. I really don't think he could go without eating meat on Fridays - for even an hour."
No, but then conciliar Catholics don't practice abstinence today either, except on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, and they can eat right up to an hour before they go up for the cookie and grape juice in the Novus Ordo. No, I cannot in all good conscience call it the Holy Eucharist for that would entail that the bread and wine were confected into the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ and that is impossible without a true priest which conciliar presbyters are not as His Holiness Pope Leo XIII assured in his decree Apostolicae Curae in condemning Anglican Holy Orders which were much more orthodox than what Paul VI changed the Ordination Rite to.
Another interesting fact that Modern Rome and Gian, Luca and company did not take into consideration is that they based their deduction on one episode in 2005 but since that time ol' Homer and family were seen many times in Lovejoy's First Church of Springfield, which, though it might look like a Novus Ordo lodge today - you know, all barren and no tabernacle - is really just a Protestant church - the "Presbylutheran" church no less. Oh, right, there is no difference. Guess you can vacillate between churches and still be saved. Silly me.
What those in Rome also didn't check was who created this pop-culture phenomenon. It was Matt Groening, a self-avowed Agnostic. So, considering that he has been given the blessing of the Modern Vatican, don't you think they'd do some investigating? Of course, they wouldn't because this is the same clan that did away with miracles and devil's advocates in the canonization process. A lot slips through the cracks when you leave the conciliar barn door wide open.
Groening started out in 1978 writing a strip called, ready for this? 'Life in Hell' which was loosely based on a chapter titled 'How to go to Hell' in a book by Walter Kaufmann, a Lutheran-turned Zionist Existentialist who is most noted for promoting the anti-Catholic works of two Lutheran Germans Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche's 'God is Dead' nihilism and Georg Hegel's neverending chaotic thesis-synthesis-antithesis theories; the latter a life-long embrace by one Joseph Ratzinger who exudes Hegelianism. Maybe that's the pay-off for the plaudits to 'The Simpsons,' d'ya think?
Well, then, did Matt Groening have a St. Augustine "moment" and convert? Hardly. Another leftist Zionist named James L. Brooks hired him to do a short cartoon strip inside of a raunchy program in 1980 called 'The Tracey Ullman Show' from that was spawned 'The Simpsons' literally right out of a 'Life in Hell.'
Consider, the tragic consequences and irony of that considering how many have ended up in satan's clutches over the past three decades thanks to the disrespectful genre Groening fomented and all the demented spin-offs that have further indoctrinated generations into thinking they are entitled while fostering disrespect for parental direction and any authority from the law to the Church. But then, the conciliar church ushered in such a monster at Vatican II and the aftermath; all more of the bitter fruits that are destined for the fire.
'The Simpsons' have been the icon of today's culture. Ugh, what does that tell you? No wonder we have in-your-face punk attitudes and instant gratification. Homer needed to be fed and Bart, the rebellious son, treated his dad like a kid while his sister Lisa was pandering every liberal cause Groening and cohorts could push on the lemmings glued to the tabernacle of satan the world over. A whole new lexicon was created. Talk about vulgar language, and no, I wasn't just speaking of the Novus Ordo but the spin-offs spawned by 'The Simpsons' craze.
But long ago the church of Rome, as the world has recognized it since the sixties, gave up the responsibility as Guardian of Morals and Virtue. Once there was a Legion of Decency that would have assured the likes of 'The Simpsons' would never have seen the light of day. Hollywood once had both fear and respect for what the Church said because Catholics were such a strong block. Blame Catholics for our Democratic presidents that have helped ruin America.
Once the Church backed up what the parents taught and there was reciprocation by the parents for fostering the Faith in the home. Young men and women went forth into the workplace, taking their place in society with the confidence of a solid foundation. Enter the sixties and seventies and then the ego eighties where the 'me generation' rose up and demanded attention and instant gratification. We know, we lived through it and saw the consequences with our own sons. In homeschooling our sons we would correct them as far as what was sinful and what to avoid, but, sadly still trapped in the conciliar climes during their formative teen years, we had no support from the presbyters of the parishes we belonged to. They saw no harm in the boys watching 'The Simpsons' despite our objection. Now with the recent revelation in L'Osservatore Romano we can see where they got their marching orders.
Once the beacon of hope, today the harlot of Babylon (cf. Apocalypse 17) has become the laughing stock of the world (though we're surely not laughing at the devastation done in our own family and countless other horror stories from other families who have lost kin and offspring to the vice of Vatican II). The conciliar courtesan has become the whipping post for everything non-Catholics can think of in denigrating the priesthood and religious life. But then, the conciliar church has been denigrating the priesthood since 1968 when Paul VI did away with the divinely-ordained formula for Ordination and for the Consecration of a Bishop (see Pope Pius XII's Sacramentum Ordinis).
What the Simpson clan has done is subliminally, yet blatantly promote the Seven Deadly Sins (see Seven Ways to Lose One's Soul, titillating viewers toward gluttony with Homer's appetite, sloth in Homer and Bart's lifestyle not to mention greed and anger, pride in Lisa, envy in all but Maggie, and, yes, lust via the various characters introduced throughout the long-running series. Every episode drips with temptations and has molded countless minds to act the same way. Just look at those in charge today in politics, ecclesiastical ranks, entertainment, you name it. All influenced by 'The Simpsons.' And this is the type of fare blessed by the counterfeit church of conciliarism? Yes, it is.
If that doesn't identify the "the woman sitting upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns...clothed round about with purple and scarlet, and gilded with gold, and precious stones, and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand, full of the abomination and filthiness of her fornication, and on her forehead a name was written: A mystery: Babylon the great, the mother of the fornication and abominations of the earth...the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus." (Apocalypse 17: 3-6), what will?
We urge all to read the entire chapter 17 of the Book of the Apocalypse for therein you see the identity of Modern Rome as opposed to Eternal Rome from St. Peter through Pope Pius XII, and know that it is Eternal Rome which shall fight on the side of the Lamb against the whore of Babylon and be victorious with the King of kings over the abominable false church of these latter days and the beast from the "bottomless pit." That very beast was released from the depths with John XXIII's Aggiornamento. Oh yes, Vatican II opened the Church to the world alright and the world has won. D'oh!
To all in the conciliar church, be forewarned: Get out now or else face the very possible fact that your final judgment will end in a pink slip that will not put you in the pink. In fact, all you'll be able to say is: D'oh! Oh, oh! because it will be too late. Get out now or face eternal cancellation.
If this conciliar craziness is not the final straw that breaks the camel's back then there is little hope of your passing through that eye of a needle. It's just too obvious to ignore. How much of this insult can you take? The conciliar church has become a comic strip of its own and needs to be stripped clean. It's animus delendi per ars gratia artis all over again: the desire to destroy through art for art's sake. Not just for art's sake, but the devil's as well for the conciliar church is beholden to satan. And, in that fact, we can readily realize we are either living in a parallel universe or the Apocalypse is upon us. It causes one to ask the question of what other demonic cartoons Modern Rome will recommend. Can the outrageous creation of Trey Parker and Matt Stone and their four mischievous and, at times, malicious slackers Stan, Kyle, Cartman and the forlorn Kenny be far behind? It's a fast slippery slope from Springfield to South Park to Hell.