On this 62nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor we commemorate those lost at sea in the horrendous Japanese sneak attack on our military and civilian forces stationed in Hawaii. Yet, the number 62 is significant for it was in 1962 when a sneak attack was launched on the faithful with the commencing of the Second Vatican Council. Little did we know then what we know now. And yet If we knew then what we were supposed to know then, the sneak attack would never have gotten off the ground. Billions of countless souls have been lost over the past several decades because we did not have the courage to stand up and be counted, to speak out against the oppressors. We have been dumbed down and made comfortable with modern conveniences. Despite all the freedoms fought for and achieved, sin increases all the more, thus chaining us down in slavery to sin and its master satan. We are far less free and safe today than we were in 1941. Oh how far we have come and how far we have fallen all due to sins which so many no longer consider sins.
Sin! It's a vile three-letter word. Much more vile than the four-letter words that are emoted from so many unintelligent lips and heard everywhere in the media and more to come per the FCC's latest ruling to allow the "F***" word on network television and radio. Nevermind the internet which is ripe with pornography and obscenities and promotion of so many sins.
'So, what are we to do?' you might say, 'it's everywhere, we just can't do anything about it.' But there is something you can do. St. Augustine said it so clearly, "Wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it, and right is right even if nobody is doing it." We all need to speak out and call a spade a spade. If it's wrong, if it's a sin and you can document that by Divine Revelation and the sacred doctrines of the Church, then you have a duty before Almighty God to right the wrongs.
We have available the very tools of satan to do this in the media, specifically the internet which
can be used for wonderful purposes such as carrying out Christ's mandate that we go out into the whole world preaching His Gospel - and only HIS Gospel as He commanded in Matthew 28: 20, Luke 16: 15-16, and John 21: 15-17.
The recent USCCB Conference and a subsequent letter from one diocese prompted me to write this editorial.
What they are doing is a sure ticket to hell for they promote sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance.
What are those sins you might ask if you don't fully know Church teaching? First, try willful murder (Genesis 4: 10) when Cain (definitely no relation) murdered his brother Abel and God asserted, "What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood crieth to Me from the earth." Abortion is willful murder and to hem and haw about 'a woman's rights' while ignoring their right and duty before God to procreate, is slapping the Almighty in the face just as the grinning demon wishes. Misery loves company.
The recent proclamation by the USCCB of proliferating the hideous, homosexual-oriented, heretical 'seamless garment' theology of the late and tragic Cardinal Joseph Bernardin whose influence permeated two-thirds of all the dioceses in the U.S. by placing abortion on the same "sinful" level of social ills. While it is commendable to look out for the poor, it is wrong to try to eliminate poverty all together for Our Lord said quite clearly, "For the poor you have always with you" (Matthew 26: 11). Just as the bishops, and John Paul II for that matter, have diluted the clout of Rome
by placing abortion and the death penalty on the same plane, so also the bishops have diluted their credibility (if they have any left) by putting abortion on the same level as these other social problems. Abortion is not a social problem, it is a moral problem. It is murder! Murder is a sin!
The second sin is, of course, the most perverse of human nature - the sin of Sodom. Just as there was nothing "gay" in the City of Sodom, there is nothing "gay" in homosexual acts. Rather "queer" is truly the most politically correct way to describe acts of sodomy, no ifs, ands, or buts. Sodomy is an unnatural offense against God's order of nature. And one wonders why it is a sin that cries to Heaven for vengeance? Consider what the two angels warned Lot in Genesis 19: 13, "For we will destroy this place, because their cry is grown loud before the Lord, Who hath sent us to destroy them." Why are we so proud and narrow-minded to think if He could wipe out an entire city because of sodomy, that He won't wipe out whole nations and cultures who embrace it?
For the bishops to debate the issue of homosexuality and same-sex unions by opposing only same-sex marriages is an abomination that cries to Heaven for vengeance. I recall listening to a recap of the latest USCCB Conference last month and these men in miters were discussing this very issue, tiptoeing around the very essence of the argument for fear of offending anyone when Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, the former Auxiliary Bishop of Miami and now Coadjutor Bishop of Orlando, stepped to the microphone to remind his fellow 'shepherds' that what they were dialoging about was really a moot point: "Brother Bishops, isn't it a fact that it is a sin." There you have it. Only one man had the courage to stand and speak the truth. Sodomy is a sin. There are no gray areas. It is a sin period and to even discuss it shows these prelates have no intention of saving souls. Not only is sodomy a sin, but it is a sin that cries to Heaven for vengeance.
Yet one of the more offensive ordinaries in protecting the sodomite agenda, Bishop Jospeh V. Adamec of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, seeks to silence any priest who speaks out against these sins such as Father John Nesbella of Prince of Peace parish in Northern Cambria, PA. Adamec authorized his lay director of finance Larry R. Sutton to send a threatening letter to Father Nesballa with the following words dated November 24th:
Your efforts to garner support for a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriages has included the dissemination of graphic sexual material. This creates a very real legal risk to you and the Church. By campaigning on one legal issue, you may break other laws with the use of this material. At the very least, it invites legal action against you, the Parish, the Diocese, and the Bishop.
It is my duty, as Secretary for Temporalities, to provide legal advice to the Bishop. After consulting with attorneys on this particular concern, I am writing on behalf of Bishop to instruct you to cease certain activity.
Specifically, do not disseminate "Medical Consequences of What Homosexuals Do" or any other similar material. The sexual content is too strong, and the audience is too random. It is very conceivable that minors are being exposed to your material. That is unacceptable.
It also invites legal action against you, the Parish, the Diocese, and the Bishop for various prohibited action that you are bordering upon, such as discrimination, pornography, or defamation. These could be construed when the message is too negative, or too graphic. Even if that is not what is in your heart, it may be up to a court to decide.
When you "enlist" the volunteers at every parish, you extend the liability to others. Even though you are acting as an individual, it appears to be an official act of the Church as an entity. Your ordination makes you an inseparable part of the entire Church entity, so you can no longer act as an individual without representing the Church. Therefore, please discuss any future campaign or political activity with your Dean, or Monsignor George Flinn, before taking action.
Kudos to Fr. Nesbella and brickbats to the apostate Adamec and his cronies. First of all, the lexicon is the tell-tale sign that it comes from the minds of pollyanna humanists who have forgotten the spiritual welfare of souls. They fear the laws of men more than the laws of God. Oh, such foolish ones they are. Do you think Saint John Vianney would have thought pleading for sinners to convert was "too negative" by showing them facts and figures that document the physical harm. Actually the good Cure of Ars would say it wasn't 'negative enough' for the pamphlet said nothing of the more dangerous spiritual harm. And then the other double-speak of saying " the audience is too random." Did not Christ mandate that we "preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16: 15)? There is no audience "too random" when it comes to conveying the truth whether it be physical or spiritual facts. But then too many Catholics are afraid to speak out today, so dumbed down and lobotomized by the liberal Vatican II agenda.
How many find it sad that bishops no longer can speak for themselves? Why is it more often than not you always hear from a "bishop's spokesperson" who 9 out of 10 times is a lay person and most often a woman? More specifically: most often a former nun or a feminist. These bishops are running scared and they haven't got a clue as to how to get out of the morose malaise they have sunk to. I have two sure ways: Either fish or cut bait! If they desire to fish, then return to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church that sustained the Mystical Body of Christ from Saint Peter through Pope Pius XII. If they are afraid to stand up for the truth and do that, then the other choice is to cut bait: resign. There are no other alternatives!
But back to the subject matter discussed in the letter. This pamphlet is available at "Medical Consequences of What Homosexuals Do" and, while speaking graphically in respect to medical and biological terms, it is less offensive than the scandalous, and yes heretical tripe promoted by so many dioceses with their Growing In Love sexual education programs which are, in fact non-Catholic filth given an imprimatur by the apostate Bishop Jerome S. Hanus of Dubuque, Iowa. The latter is far more offensive than what is in the "pamphlet." The pamphlet in question above is put out by the Family Research Institute, a very orthodox Christian organization in many ways much more Catholic in principal than the USCCB. But of course the principals at USCCB lack principles. It would seem if the letter above is any indication - and it is - of the timid yellow-livered mindset of Newchurch's bishops who are all running scared - and well they should be - then soon they'll cave to having crucifixes displayed. Many already have such as the notorious apostate Bishop Robert Brom whose sexploits are documented in Stephen Brady's findings at Roman Catholic Faithful where you'll also see documentation that Modernist Rome itself has given the green light to ordinations of homosexual-oriented priests. But back to the crux of this point - the crucifix. As long ago as 1989 we pulled our sons out of St. Mary Magdalene Elementary school in San Diego because there were no crucifixes on the walls, none anywhere. Why? The principal's answer says it all about the agenda of the lukewarm leaders today: "The crucifix is too traumatic on the children." Please, if you are Catholic, you are weaned on the crucifix. If you are truly Catholic, you live by the cross and carry it every second of your life.
The FRI pamphlet doesn't beat around the bush and it doesn't elaborate or mislead. The graphics are documented graphs and charts of the grave dangers sodomites encounter. There are no prurient or obscene images. It merely presents the sad and painful facts of physical consequences that should shock anyone into going straight, literally. After all, isn't Priests for Life the main booster of showing the hideous side of abortion for what it is: unmitigated murder!?! Why is there such outrage at showing documented images and facts, but nothing said about the filth and blasphemy in our media from advertising to programming to the news? But for some reason, these Masonic morons in miters think they can't in any way offend sodomites or abortionists or those who tolerate such abhorent, mortally sinful behavior. Well, they're offending God and enough is enough. He will have vengeance.
There can be no whitewashing of the facts and that is what Adamec and so many other faux shepherds are trying to do while insidiously allowing the most vapid and insipid materials and heresies to permeate young minds. Woe to them, for by harboring offenders of willful murder and sodomy, they are not only enabling satan to gain more souls, but sinning greatly by dovetailing one sin into another.
By that I mean the third sin that cries to Heaven for vengeance is sacrificing to the gods of political correctness and other false idols (cf. Ex 22: 20) and by their deceit they are hurting "widows" and "orphans" which, as God assured in Exodus 22: 23-24, "If you hurt them, they will cry out to Me, and I will hear their cry: And My rage shall be enkindled and I will strike you with the sword..." and Matthew 18: 6-7, in which Jesus warned: "But he that shall scandalize one these little ones that believe in Me, it were better for him that a mill-stone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depths of the sea. Wo to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come; but, nevertheless wo to that man by whom the scandal cometh."
Now we know there is not a bishop who has not scandalized by the very fact that they have continued the charade of the New Order. Do they realize these sins cry out to Heaven for vengeance? Well, they better!
And the fourth sin that cries to Heaven for vengeance is defrauding laborers of their just wages. In Deuteronomy 24: 14-15, it is written
"Thou shalt not refuse the hire of the needy, and the poor, whether he be thy brother, or a stranger, that dwelleth with thee in the land, and is within thy gates. But thou shalt pay him the price of his labor the same day, before the going down of the sun, because he is poor, and with it maintaineth his life, lest he cry against thee to the Lord, and it be reputed to thee for a sin. The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children for the fathers, but every one shall die for his own sin. Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless, neither shalt thou take away the widow's raiment for a pledge."
Have not the bishops and those who have been blindly obedient to them not sinned by defrauding the parishioners? Money collected at the offertory, intended to offer to God the things that are God's are being given to Caesar and worse. The funds are being given to blackmailers: hush money for scandalous acts that are sins in and of themselves. These bishops of the New Order are stealing from the faithful, compounding the sin by lying and further compounding it by continuing the cover-up. Not only that but they are committing sins against the Faith through infidelity to their vows, through apostasy by denying the fullness of the Faith, by heresy in their pronouncements, and by indifferentism in holding that other religions have validity, more concerned are they with the whole tolerance garbage we are spoon-fed today in accepting diversity (read: sin). Satan must be very, very pleased.
Conversely, God is definitely not. And we all know the inevitable result as Jesus tells us in Matthew 13: 41-42,
"The Son of man shall send His angels, and they shall gather out of His Kingdom all scandals, and them that work iniquity. And shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the just shine as the sun, in the Kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."
We have heard. Now it is time to act. Thus, encouraged by the Holy Ghost, girded in the Armor of God (cf. Ephesians 6: 10-20) The Daily Catholic can no longer sit back and continue "preaching to the choir" but rather in the coming year we are going to go all out in following God's command to preach the Gospel and the dogma of Extra Ecclesia nullam salus - "Outside the Church there is no salvation." Folks, this means, and read this carefully: The Novus Ordo Church of Vatican II is not - I repeat - NOT the Church referred to! No, the ONLY Church founded by Christ the Son of God is the one which has always abhorred the heresies of ecumenism, syncretism, humanism, modernism, sillonism, secularism, and every other ism that so greatly contradicts the Gospel and the Sacred Deposit of the Faith. The Christian Church, which is the Roman Catholic Church from Saint Peter through Pope Pius XII does not "subsist" with the other "Christian" churches as the modern Vatican has falsely proclaimed, but rather IS The CHURCH! Therefore outside the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church there is NO salvation save for the unfathomable mercy of God.
The Triune Divinity not only demands that we believe this infrangible truth, but we must not be shy in conveying this to every person we know. There can be no greater gift, no greater love we can give others than helping them gain eternal salvation. That can only be obtained through the vehicle Christ provided - His Holy Church which has the fullness of the sacraments - the divinely, unchanged sacraments. Due to the abominable changes in the Roman Rite by Paul VI by tampering with the Divine and his deleting some of the mandatory rituals of the Sacrament of Holy Orders, both the Mass and the consecrations of thousands of priests after 1969 are definitely in question.
Therefore, though we are 62 years and countless lost souls late, it is better late than never to apply the knowledge now that we should have applied in 62. Though our NovusOrdinArian and fellow Protestant friends won't want to hear what we have to say and will, instead poopoo our cries as fanatic nostalgics and will parrot the murmurs of the disciples in John 6: 51, "This saying is hard, and who can hear it?", we who are truly Roman Catholic must go to them and tell them in all charity but firmness and ask them as Christ did in John 6: 68, "Will you also go away?" This is but the first volley we are launching for 2004 in which we intend to try to reach the priests, to wake them up to where they're really heading if they cling to the sinking ship of the New Order. Like the U.S.S. Arizona, they will plummet to the depths. Is it worth it to them to trade in Per omnia saecula saeculorum for the Novus Ordo Seclorum?