Category Archives: You must be joking!

Jesuits, the College of the Holy Cross, cowardice and blasphemy

UPDATE 29 March:
A friend at Holy Cross wrote:
Thanks for posting on the Holy Cross blasphemy. A clarification: Elinor Reilly, the courageous student who exposed Liew’s publications in a “Fenwick Review” article (the paper was founded by Fr. Paul Scalia) is … Continue reading

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How bad was the Three Days of Darkness this year?

How bad was the Three Days of Darkness (3DD) this year?
It seems that the LA Religious Ed Conference hits new nadirs every year, and there is no end in sight.
Couple the heterodoxy, the teachings offensives to pious ears, the sentimentalist … Continue reading

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Lettergate produces a casualty: Msgr. Viganò. Well… not quite.

Lettergate has produced a casualty… another casualty, the first being the Truth.
Or did it?
The Prefect of the Secretariate for Communications, Msgr. Dario Viganò  – who so botched the the handling of the pro-Francis booklet roll out by unscrupulously slicing and dicing … Continue reading

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Card. Kasper: homosexual relationships are analogous to marriages

Card. Kasper, ladies and gentlemen.   The Gift that Keeps on Giving.
From LifeSite:
Cardinal Kasper: Homosexual unions are ‘analogous’ to Christian marriage  [Sure! Both of them involve carbon-based life forms!]
March 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Walter Kasper, whose theology appears to … Continue reading

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Alexa gizmo laughs randomly. Creepy.

Do you have one of those Alexa gizmos? Brrrrrrr! No thanks.
 
At Engadget I read:
Alexa is randomly laughing, and it’s creepy as hell (updated)
Mercifully, Amazon is fixing it.
If you have an Alexa-powered device, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was haunted: … Continue reading

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BRAZIL: Did these bishops allow women to concelebrate Mass?

A reader alerted me to this from fratresinunum.com about bishops in Brazil who allow two women to concelebrate Mass with them.  It is in Portuguese.  Not my translation:

Two women “concelebrated” the Mass with bishops of the CNBB. Is this already … Continue reading

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Promoted by @JamesMartinSJ – Jesuits have yoga in church sanctuary at a school

Take a really good look at this, at a Jesuit site on Facebook.

This is yoga in the sanctuary of St. Francis Xavier Church in Manhattan, which also has a well-known High School.   In view is a door that leads … Continue reading

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Sam Gregg takes off the gloves: Bp. Sanchez Sorondo on China

Sam Gregg, director of research at Acton Institute, has a strongly worded piece at Liberty and Law about the seriously bizarre remarks from Argentinian Bp. Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, presently the head of both the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical … Continue reading

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An Armenian bishop “ordains” a deaconette

My inbox is being pelted with a story that some Armenian Orthodox bishop in Tehran “ordained” a female deacon.  For example HERE and HERE.
To which I respond:
Ho hum.
First, I’m not sure that we care much about a single Armenian bishop … Continue reading

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Two seriously ugly signs of the times involving papal honors and the silencing of bells

UPDATE:
What sort of person is this Ploumen, to whom the papal honor was given? Ed Pentin has more extensive information. HERE
Ploumen’s work in support of abortion has been monstrous: In protest at President Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy … Continue reading

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Posted in Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liberals, New catholic Red Guards, Pò sì jiù, Semper Paratus, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Religion of Peace, What are they REALLY saying?, You must be joking! | Tagged , , , , , | 28 Comments

These faux icons are, by now, so tiresome.

I saw this with a measure of horror, though not of surprise, given the Jesuit source and subject…

Dear friends: I’m so happy to share with you this new icon by Robert Lentz, OFM, the great iconographer (with his permission) of … Continue reading

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You couldn’t make this up if you tried.

And you thought Adoptionsism was bad!
Via ijr.com:
Report: Church in Sweden Calls Jesus Gender Neutral: He ‘Is Not Very Masculine in Physique’
A church in Västerås reportedly bought an advertisement in a Swedish newspaper days before Christmas, inviting those in the area … Continue reading

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Nativity scenes and tinkeritis

There’s tinkeritis with liturgy and tinkeritis with creches.  They seem to be symptoms of the same mental, spiritual malady.   Is it hubris?
What is it with the desire to tinker with Nativity scenes?
I fully understand the desire and attempts of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Transgender” nun?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What is going to happen when someone who identifies as a male , but is in a sane biological based world female, wants to become a priest of some male who competed on the girls soccer team in … Continue reading

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Channeling stupid in Sweden

How foolish.
I am reminded of scenes from Lord Of The World, Voyage To Alpha Centauri, The Children of Men (the book, not the dopey movie), Eclipse of the Sun (US HERE – UK HERE).
The Church of Sweden (Lutheran) has made a suicide … Continue reading

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