Friday, September 19, 2014

In Defense of Church Militant TV

 Let GOD arise,
Let His enemies be scattered;
Let all who hate Him flee before His Holy Face.
~Psalm 67

This an old blog post, in response to an email sent out and the person responded to all, so I felt the door had been opened for me to comment and make corrections to errors. I hope you will be able to understand the email and hopefully get information that will help you combat bad Catholics. Please not this is old information that I felt needed to be revisited.
Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you."
~St. Thomas Aquinas

I normally do not respond to all, but since the door was opened, I thought I would comment and "Speak up."
I, for the record, agree totally with Michael Voris and the Church Militant crew. I think what "truthful" information they bring into the light is very important for the Church.

As for causing division, I think that scandals cause division. Division, at times, is not a bad thing. Jesus Himself said in Matthew 10:34 "Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I am not to send peace, but the sword." and in 10:38 "And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me."  What Church Militant is doing is difficult. I think it hurts them deeply that the Church management (I call it) is the problem. It's because of disobedient bishops and priests that are causing the problems, and those who are good and holy bishops and priests get sent to what I call "Faithful Siberia" or are silenced.

Venerable Fulton Sheen put it perfectly when he said:
“Who is going to save our Church? Do not look to the priests; do not look to the bishops. It’s up to you the laity, to remind our priests to be priests and our bishops to be bishops.”This makes it rather tough when they will not see or listen to you; I know this from personal experience.  I am sure this is where Michael Voris had to be before he started on this long and tedious journey in calling out names.

As for Cardinal Dolan being a heretic, he makes it perfectly clear when he said: “The primacy of our faith” when speaking to the Muslims at the Statan Island Mosque, please watch the short clip on this link. When he speaks about the “primacy of our faith” he is implying that we have the “same faith” which our faith is dogmatic faith. Muslims have no dogmatic faith, nor do they believe in Jesus, the Holy Ghost or the Papacy.  Our faith is not the same; we believe in the Triune God and should want them to convert and be saved. What did our Saints and Church doctors have to say about Islam and their prophet?

As for the gays/sodomites being a very small portion of the “St. Patrick’s Day Parade” isn’t a small portion enough to cause scandal? What did our Lord and Pope Francis say about scandal with the little children? What do our Saints and Church Doctors say about sodomy? For the record, I personally think we should sue to get St. Patrick's name off of that parade, since it is no longer Catholic. We sued to get the Holy Eucharist back, on the grounds It was the Catholic Churches property, from the satanists in Oklahoma City. I believe the Catholic Church also own the rights to St. Patrick's name, since he is a Catholic Saint.

Cardinal Dolan is not being “slandered” in these videos. To slander someone is to make a false spoken statement that causes people to have a bad opinion of someone, they are lies not truths. What has been said about Cardinal Dolan in the Vortex videos are true and are backed up with video proof.

As for the Holy Catholic Church the Mystical Bride of Christ, She is “Perfect” in every way but the people managing it right now need shaking up as Pope Francis said. For the record, many of us out here are yelling from the roof tops and have been escorted to the door of rectories. We pray daily and spend much time in Adoration and Mass for our bishops and priests. We Catholics are in decline, in the Church.
The Pew Research: ‘Strong’ Catholic Identity at a Four-Decade Low in U.S. you can make up your own mind about the decline.
As for seeing evil, Pope Francis said during a recorded Mass on April 10th: “Look out because the devil is present! The devil is here.” And we mustn’t be naïve, right?” Those are his words, not mine.

About Communion in the hand and hand holding at the Our Father, I have attached(below) information from the Minutes (not exact because of the law) from the NCCB(now USCCB) meeting on May 3-5 1977 on how Communion in the hand was done illegally and anything that is done out of disobedience needs to be corrected. Hand holding is not a sin, but it is distracting and brings the attention to ourselves which is not where our minds and hearts should be during Mass.
God Bless and ¡Viva Cristo Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
An official of the French Army asked St. Bernadette once whether she feared an invasion of the Prussians. She responded,
“I only fear bad Catholics.”

He responded, “Don’t you fear anything else?”“No, nothing." 


The NCCB meeting starts with the presentation of the agenda shown on page five of the minutes. This is the third year in a row the issue of Communion in the hand comes up at the NCCB meeting for the bishops to discuss, and vote on their decision whether or not to petition Rome for permission to distribute Communion in the hand.

On page five and six, the minutes show that Bishop Romeo Blanchette from Joliet Illinois tried to stop Communion in the hand from being on the agenda by acting quickly at the start of the meeting with five other bishops. He wrote up a proposed amendment and gave it to his fellow bishops.

He was asking for a written vote by his fellow bishops if Communion in the hand was a prevailing custom in America. This was one of the preconditions necessary for any nation’s bishops to ask for an exception.

Bishop Blanchette made the motion that this all be done by written ballot.

The Chairman said that would be done as there were five bishops who had
seconded Blanchette’s motion. You will understand why Bishop Blanchette wanted everything in writing.

He’d done his homework. He knew Rome required that Communion in the hand must already be a prevailing custom as a condition before Rome would even consider granting permission.

As it was not a prevailing custom at that time in the U.S., and Blanchette had covered all legal bases at the meeting, then this should have been the end of the discussion.

But now watch the Bernadine Machine roll over him and his motion effortlessly.

As documented on page six of the minutes, Bishop William McManus of 
Fort Wayne - South Bend stood up and questioned whether Blanchette's motion was in order and if it was ruled in order, how could that ruling be overruled. And who did he ask? None other than Archbishop Joseph Bernadine who wasconveniently the chairman.

Archbishop Bernadine ruled the motion to be in order. But he quickly went on to explain how the assembled bishops could overrule him and thus prevent
Blanchette’s motion from being voted on.

In other words he coached the supporters of Holy Communion in the hand how to use a parliamentary procedure to vote down opposition.

They followed his not so subtle cues and lead and with a voice vote, voted it down.

What this did, was clear the decks to petition Rome for permission to begin
distributing Holy Communion in the hand in the United States by use of a clever trick to keep Rome from knowing that one of its requirements to make the request in the first place had not been fulfilled.

This is just one example of what people meant by the 'Bernadine Machine' and what Argentinian Bishop Rodolofo Laise meant by 'pressure mechanisms which operate inside the Church'.

And you can also see why Bishop Blanchette did his homework and came prepared for battle. He knew he was up against the whole Bernadine Machine but he still lost.

Page thirty-one of the minutes pertains to the next day. They show
Cardinal John Carberry of St. Louis standing up and saying that Rome
had ordered in 1969 that Communion on the tongue be maintained and not changed.

He also brought up a picture in L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s newspaper, which people said was the Pope giving Communion in the hand but was really him just giving a rosary. We note that such false media reporting still goes on today. He went on in the minutes to say that with Communion in the hand there was great danger of irreverence.

More importantly, page thirty-one of the minutes goes on to show that Cardinal Carberry is on record saying there is an extraordinary amount of mail received by the bishops from people opposed to the introduction of Communion in the hand.
He said straight out there was no mandate from the laity for this practice. So... how is it a prevailing custom?

This is hard proof Communion in the hand was not a prevailing custom in the U.S as required by Rome in order to obtain the necessary permission.

Finally, on page thirty-three of the minutes it is revealed that Cardinal John Krol of Philadelphia stood up and protested the previous day’s parliamentary maneuvering to side step the Vatican’s rules. According to the minutes, he was deeply concerned that a new approach was beginning whereby bishops could institutionalize abuse.

But most importantly page thirty-three of the minutes’ reveal that then Archbishop Bernadine admitted that he DID NOT get the two-thirds vote required by the Vatican to petition Rome to be able to distribute Communion in the hand.
But does that stop the Bernadine Machine? Heck No! Bernadine simply said the matter could not be concluded until the absent bishops were polled.

WHAT?? Polling absent bishops who were not part of the discussion? Who were they? Who would poll them? How would the questions to them be phrased? Who would count the votes?
According to canon law the vote must be done by a secret ballot for validity.

As to the alleged private balloting conducted by Bernadine after the meeting of bishops who were not at the meeting, many canon lawyers agree that this type of activity doesn't pass muster when in regards to canon law.

So, what did Bernadine do? As chairman, he coached allied bishops how to kill a motion that would have prevented the vote from happening.
That cleared the way for the vote to happen. Failing the required two-thirds majority, that he knew he was not going to get, he pulled out his trump card and purported to have gotten the necessary votes to reach a two-thirds majority. In other words, he stuffed the ballot box.

And these extra votes that supposedly came in, according to Fr. John Hardon, were gotten from retired bishops and bishops on their death beds. And remember these bishops were not at the meeting and were not part of the discussion. They didn’t have the option as required by canon law to cast their votes in secret.

Bernadine and his cronie bishops sent their trumped up request to Rome and without realizing it was bogus, Rome granted permission. In short, Bernadine, with the help of other liberal bishops’ steam rolled through the process and imposed Holy Communion in the hand on the Church in the United States.

And here is how this happened. A very narrow exception was granted by Rome if certain conditions were met. Here is the official wording that Rome required.
“Where contrary usage, that of placing Holy Communion in the hand, ALREADY prevails... in THESE SPECIFIC CASES, the Episcopal Conferences after a prudent study... the decisions are to be made by a two-thirds majority and by a secret vote. They should present them to the Holy See for the necessary confirmation, accompanied by a careful explanation of the reasons by which they were led to making them. The Holy See will examine each case carefully....”

Consider these three points for 1969.

1. Polls shows almost no one wanted communion in the hand.

2. No one was doing it.

3. The Vatican had just issued a document that year saying don’t do it.

So if that was the case in 1969, how was it that within a few years, the practice had become so wide spread in the United States?

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