Tag: heresy

Marxist Wokism: The Christian Heresy

 

In my pastor’s sermon today, he talked about America being a pagan and post-Christian society. I certainly agree that we are in a post-Christian one, but “pagan” is not the right term.

Pagan societies, at least the ones we know about, have a few shared characteristics. They were self-perpetuating as societies; that is, they created an ethos that promoted families (even the ones that practiced child sacrifice and exposing infants still made sure they had enough children for a stable population), protected private property (don’t buy the “Native Americans didn’t understand land ownership” fraud), and inculcated respect for order, authority, and defending the tribe/polis/empire. They had, in other words, the virtues necessary to survive.

What Does One Do When the Pope Is Woke?

 

One of the more bizarre (and potentially very destructive) events of the Francis pontificate will take place October 6-27 in Rome. It is a Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region, entitled Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology. The lead-up to this synod consisted of talk about the lack of priests in the Pan-Amazon region and that, without priests, the Sacraments were not available on a regular basis. This is a serious concern for a Church given the mission by Jesus Christ to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt 28:19).

A story like this, wherein the Institute of the Consolata for Foreign Missions – a Catholic mission, mind you – has had priests and laypeople working among the Yanomamis in Brazil but have failed to baptize one single soul, gives a face to this serious concern.

One might think that a Jesuit pope would look to the Society of Jesus to find a good missionary priest or two cut from the mold of St. Francis Xavier or Matteo Ricci or St. Isaac Jogues or St. Jean de Brebeuf to go to the Amazon region and preach the Gospel. Or one might think that this special gathering of bishops in Rome to (allegedly) deal with a priest shortage might be about evangelization and an increase in missionary activity.

Quote of the Day: Faith

 

“Economics is not the central problem of this century. It is a relative problem which can be solved in relative ways. Faith is the central problem of this age. The Western world does not know it, but it already possesses the answer to this problem – but only provided its faith in God and the freedom He enjoins is as great as Communism’s faith in Man.” — Whittaker Chambers, Witness

These words remain applicable today, and yet so many of our current political debates focus on economics. As a parent of children attending public schools, I see faith in God being deliberately replaced with faith in man. Schools eagerly preach the religion of environmentalism under the guise of science, or English, or whatever other subject they can tangentially relate to its themes.

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Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, Netherlands, has penned a commentary wherein he hammers the German episcopate and Pope Francis for playing fast and loose to giving Holy Communion to Protestant spouses of German Catholics. To be able to receive the Eucharist, one must be properly disposed (in a state of grace) and must […]

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Today, the Vatican released Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis on the call to holiness in today’s world. He gives us his reasoning for writing to us in the opening two paragraphs: 1. “REJOICE AND BE GLAD” (Mt 5:12), Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord […]

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In the wake of his failed attempt in England to defend Amoris Laetitia, Blase Cardinal Cupich, cardinal archbishop of Chicago, is taking his snake oil show on the road. He will have the help of some of the more heterodox bishops of the US (Joseph Tobin, Donald Wuerl, and Robert McElroy) and dissident theologians who […]

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Heresy of Evangelical Christians?

 

Most of my adult life I’ve been keenly aware of how the evangelical community has defended the Jews and Israel; I realize that this feeling is shared by many other Christian communities, but since the evangelical churches are under attack by their Progressive Christian brethren, I’m calling attention to them.

Signatories of the Boston Declaration covered in sackcloth and ashes. (Courtesy of Susan Thistlethwaite)

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A theological EMP has been released in the Catholic Church: Correctio filialis de haeresibus propagatis. It was over a year ago that four cardinals of the Church issued 5 dubia, or questions, to the Holy Father. Since then, 2 of the cardinals have gone to their eternal reward and the dubia remain unanswered. Preview Open

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This one’s for @pseudodionysius. I don’t, ah, tumble, but some link recently redirected me to Discarding Images, a tumblr on Medieval illumination. Turns out the scribes who illuminated the initial Ks of psalters (K for Kyrie) were some pretty sick puppies. That’s some NSFR(EMP)* stuff right there. One less-bawdy illumination that caught my eye, however, […]

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On Wednesday, Jeffrey Goldberg in The Atlantic wrote that Obama realizes and grapples with the fact that American civilians are sometimes ‘collateral damage’ when dealing with that-which-should-not-be-named. On Thursday, James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal rebutted semantically that ‘collateral damage’ is the incorrect term because any American civilian victims are the ‘intended target.’ At least Taranto uses the term […]

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Yesterday, as I ate dinner at a roadside cafe, I watched as the television news featured tweets from Colorado locals. The response to the latest Islamist terrorist attack, this time in Florida, proceeded with the regularity of an obsessive-compulsive routine: the pollyannas tweeted hashtag virtue signals in lieu of any substantive action, the news outlets […]

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The Omens of St. Francis of Assisi for Our Times “There will be an uncanonically elected pope who will cause a great Schism, there will be diverse thoughts preached which will cause many, even those in the different orders to doubt, yea, even agree with those heretics which will cause my Order to divide, then […]

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Heresies, the Popes and the Emperors An attempt was made to plant the doctrine that Jesus had two natures that acted as one. This evolved into Monothelitism, a variation of Monophysitism.   Monothelitism held that Jesus’ will was divine with no human element. This lack of a human will would make Jesus less than human. Preview […]

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