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NEWS ARCHIVE for APRIL, 2008
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The significance of Benedict XVI's visit to a New
"Benedict entered the Park East synagogue as a choir sang the liturgical
song Sh’ma Yisrael, which is the central proclamation of faith of
Judaism. That is to say, at the very moment of the entrance of the Vicar
of Christ, the Jews re-affirmed that they do not accept Our Lord Jesus
Christ. Then, he was invited to sit at the left side of the stage (bimah),
a secondary place.
"Soon after this, an elder member of
the synagogue drew back a heavy velvet blue drape and the scrolls of the
Torah were exposed for public veneration. With this gesture, which
Benedict had certainly agreed to before the ceremony, he endorsed this
symbolic display of the religious books of Judaism. This should cause no
real surprise since the progressivist theologian Joseph Ratzinger often
referred to the Catholic Pentateuch as the Torah, adopting the Jewish
NOW Comments: The above column on Tradition in Action by Atila
Sinke Guimarães covers a number of serious concerns Catholics should
have regarding Benedict XVI's visit to Park East Synagogue in Manhattan.
Rather than reiterate those concerns, we would like to specifically
address one that wasn't brought up in the column. At one point in his
brief address to the synagogue congregation, Benedict remarked: "I find
it moving to recall that Jesus, as a young boy, heard the words of
Scripture and prayed in a place such as this." In speaking in such a
way, he deftly sidesteps the fact that the extreme opposition to
Christ's public ministry by Jewish leaders years later, which would
eventually culminate in His death, was first manifest in perhaps the
very place alluded to above by "Pope" Ratzinger:
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the spirit,
into Galilee, and the fame of Him went out through the whole
country. 15 And He taught in their synagogues, and was magnified by
all. 16 And He came to Nazareth, where he was brought up: and He
went into the synagogue, according to His custom, on the sabbath
day; and He rose up to read. 17 And the book of Isaias the prophet
was delivered unto Him. And as He unfolded the book, He found the
place where it was written: 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.
Wherefore he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he
hath sent me to heal the contrite of heart, 19 To preach deliverance
to the captives, and sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that
are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day
of reward. 20 And when He had folded the book, He restored it to the
minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were
fixed on Him.
21 And He began to say to them: This day is fulfilled this scripture
in your ears. 22 And all gave testimony to Him: and they wondered at
the words of grace that proceeded from His mouth, and they said: Is
not this the son of Joseph? 23 And He said to them: Doubtless you
will say to Me this similitude: Physician, heal thyself: as great
things as we have heard done in Capharnaum, do also here in thy own
country. 24 And He said: Amen I say to you, that no prophet is
accepted in his own country. 25 In truth I say to you, there were
many widows in the days of Elias in Israel, when heaven was shut up
three years and six months, when there was a great famine throughout
all the earth.
26 And to none of them was Elias sent, but to Sarepta of Sidon, to a
widow woman. 27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of
Eliseus the prophet: and none of them was cleansed but Naaman the
Syrian. 28 And all they in the synagogue, hearing these things, were
filled with anger. 29 And they rose up and thrust him out of the
city; and they brought Him to the brow of the hill, whereon their
city was built, that they might cast Him down headlong. 30 But He
passing through the midst of them, went His way.
So, a synagogue turns out to be the first place that an
attempt on life of Jesus was made by Jewish leaders, and at their
instigation the entire congregation ("all they in the synagogue"), but
because His hour had not yet come, they were unable to follow through on
their murderous plans. For Benedict to suggest, through a blatant
omission of this incident, that the synagogue was always a place of
happy memories for Christ is a distortion of history that both
compromises the Faith and whitewashes the tension that existed between
our Lord and those who oversaw and regulated the synagogue. What a far
Vincent Ferrer, who entered a Spanish synagogue with the intention
of converting the rabbi and his congregation; so successful was he in
this apostolate that the entire congregation converted to the Catholic
Faith, the synagogue was changed into a Catholic church, and the rabbi
became a Catholic bishop. Clearly, then, the Faith of St. Vincent and
that of Benedict are not and cannot be of the same religion.
'Catholic' media center opens in Israel
"A Catholic news and information centre has been set up in the Holy
Land, headed by Comboni Missionary and former editor of New People
magazine in Nairobi, Fr Joseph Caramazza."
"The evidence is in. Vatican II, in its desire to be young and modern,
to meet the world, has applied false principles. We see the results
every day. We must therefore fight everywhere for the faith, that is,
denounce the consequences, recall the true principles, principles which
hold for all times and under all conditions."
From Christ or Chaos
Leaving death bearers deader than dead
"The beliefs of false religions save no one. The beliefs of false
religions have no 'civil right' to be propagated openly, thus putting
into question the truths that Our Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
has revealed to us in His Deposit of Faith and that He has entrusted
exclusively to His Catholic Church for their eternal safekeeping and
infallible explication. The beliefs of false religions can in no way
contribute to the "betterment" of nations and the world."
underlings strike again
Mask 'Mass': Beware of 'priests' in wolves'
More devilish liturgical innovations
in Vienna; all with the approval of that well-known "conservative,"
Christoph Schönborn, purported "Cardinal" of that once-Catholic city.
Apparently, he hasn't heard that Summorum Pontificum, the motu
proprio said to be "liberating the traditional Latin Mass," is supposed
to put an end to novelties of this sort. But, then again, this is taking
place during an instance of "the ordinary form of the Mass" (as
Benedict XVI calls the Novus Ordo Missae).
Bogus miracles for a bogus church
Italian church warden 'used blood to fake Madonna tears'
"A church warden has gone on trial accused of dripping his own blood on
the face of a Virgin Mary statue so that she appeared to be weeping.
People flocked to the Santa Lucia church in the northern Italian town of
Forli two years ago after the 'miracle' was spotted by two elderly
Is Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint?
"Mother Teresa often said that all souls need to be converted, which
appears to be good doctrine if one assumes that the conversion is to the
Catholic Faith. But, to the contrary, she said that her goal was 'to
make the Christian the better Christian, the Muslim a better Muslim, and
a Hindu a better Hindu.' This echoes the teaching of Mahatma Gandhi and
Sri Ramakrishna that all religions are true (pp 29-31). It is not,
however, Catholic teaching."
Reason for alarm remains LA 'Catholic'
school reassures parents after rumors of sale "Seeking to shut down the rumor mill before it ramps up, officials are
reassuring the Bishop Montgomery community that the school's existence
is safe despite its status as collateral against a loan to the Catholic
church. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles earlier this week
announced that six of its schools were so selected in its efforts to
secure a $50 million note to help pay a $660 million settlement to
alleged sex-abuse victims of church clergy."
Music from the Stan Fortuna crowd Catholic Underground
"CU, is a cultural apostolate of the Franciscan
Friars of the Renewal. It is a direct response to a call that began with
Pope John Paul II, and is continued by Pope Benedict XVI. JPII said that
because the Gospel lives in conversation with culture, we must be
fearless in crossing the cultural threshold of the communication and
information revolution now taking place."
Accused of drunken propositions to woman, daughter
Priest's return to parish work angers advocates "The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is allowing the Rev. Jerome F.
Gillespie to return to parish work, after a court dismissed charges that
he drunkenly propositioned a 12-year-old girl and her mother in a
Chelsea restaurant three years ago.
Modernist Rome still driven by Vatican
Society of St. Pius X still not happy after
"The head of the schismatic Society of St Pius X says that 'nothing has
changed' in Rome's determination to follow Vatican II despite Pope
Benedict's recent re-authorization of the Tridentine Mass. 'The time for
an agreement has not yet come,' SSPX head Bishop Bernard Fellay wrote in
a letter to the society’s members, published in French last Saturday by
the SSPX information service DICI, Catholic News Agency reports."
Whatever happened to zeal for the salvation of souls?
'Priest's' super dangerous balloon ride goes awry in
"Offered a hot air balloon ride? Make sure it's one balloon, not many:
The Brazilian priest doing a charity stunt we told you about Wednesday
has now been missing for five days after taking off from the coastal
city of Paranagua. He was hooked up to 1,000 balloons[!]."
Italian doctors take stand against abortion
"Nearly 70 percent of Italian gynecologists now refuse to perform
abortions on moral grounds and the number is increasing, a report by the
country's ministry of health said Tuesday."
Pius XII condemned unrestrained immigration
A practicing Catholic considers why 'The Church' is wrong about
"Pope Benedict XVI is back in Rome after his first papal visit to the
United States. Before leaving, he had a private meeting with his
American bishops in which—according to Roger Cardinal Mahony of Los
Angeles who was there—he expressed the thought that 'newcomers' to the
U.S. are 'people of faith and we [Americans] are here to welcome them.'"
Father Ratzinger cannot be pope From
Christ or Chaos
All is quicksand without our Lady
"All is quicksand without Our
Lady, she who made possible our very salvation by her perfect fiat God
the Father's Most Holy Will, which was announced to her by Saint Gabriel
the Archangel at the Annunciation. Yes, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI
once again ignored the Mother of God in the 'homily' that he gave in the
Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service at Yankee Stadium in the
Borough the Bronx, City of New York, New York, yesterday, April 20,
2008. All is quicksand without Our Lady."
praised as candid, but visit's impact unclear "Pope Benedict XVI's U.S. visit left
behind the impression of a compassionate and candid leader who has made
a successful transition from professor to pope. But it's uncertain
whether the pontiff's six-day pilgrimage, which ended Sunday, will make
a lasting imprint on a country he obviously admires."
'Papal Mass' At Yankee Stadium
From the infield "altar" to communion in the upper deck, it's time for
the "new Mass" at the old ball yard, and it's every bit as tacky and
cheapened as you'd imagine it would be.
Opposed communion for pro-abortion politicos
Head of 'Pontifical' Council for the Family dies at 72
"Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, president of the Pontifical Council
for the Family, died on April 19 at Rome’s Pius XI clinic, where he had
been hospitalized since early April with a respiratory infection. He was
'Pope' makes first visit to a U.S. synagogue
"Pope Benedict XVI paid a 22-minute visit to the Park East Synagogue —
the first papal trip to a United States synagogue — on Friday afternoon.
He presented the synagogue with a replica of a medieval Jewish
manuscript from the Vatican library and received three gifts: a seder
plate, a Passover haggadah and a box of matzo. The pope offered warm
remarks and was showered with praise and music, but in a brief,
three-minute address, he did not address the Holocaust, anti-Semitism or
historic tensions between Jews and the Catholic Church."
From our Don't Hold Your Breath
'Pope' urged to act on evidence that McCarrick is a sodomite
"Catholic journalist Matt C. Abbott already featured the statements of
two priests (2005) and one ex-priest (2006) about McCarrick. All three
were "in the know" and aware of the Cardinal McCarrick’s activities in
the same mode as I had heard at the seminary. None of these reporters,
as far as Abbott knew, had sexual contact with the cardinal in the
infamous sleepovers, but one had first hand reports from a
seminarian/priest who did share a bed and received cards and letters
from McCarrick. The
is similar to the documents and letters I have received from a priest
who describes in detail McCarrick’s sexual advances and personal
Adventures in Apostasy
John Paul II pays homage to Buddhist high priest VATICAN II PARODY
Nostra Aetate (Part II): Declaration on the relation of the Church to
"When God created the angels, He appointed Lucifer the "anointed Cherub"
over paradise (Ezek 28:14). Since "the gifts and the calling of God are
irrevocable" (Rom 11:29), it follows that, by virtue of his original
office, Satan shall forever enjoy a special place and dignity before
God. Men always ought to show him respect therefore. Not even the
Archangel Michael dared accuse him of wrongdoing (Jude 8-9)."
Benedict XVI at the
When 'the Pope' becomes the chaplain of Masonry
"On April 18, 2008, Benedict XVI went to the United Nations headquarters
to officially commemorate the 60th anniversary of the promulgation of
the Declaration of Human Rights. As anyone knows, this declaration
closely follows the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen of the
French Revolution, inspired by the principles of the Enlightenment,
which professes a system called Deism, a belief in a vague 'god.'"
Benedict XVI's visit to the United Nations should disabuse all but his
most determinedly obtuse "traditional" supporters that this man is not a
Catholic, much less a true pope. Only once in his address to the General
Assembly did he mention Christ:
"In my recent Encyclical, Spe Salvi, I
indicated that 'every generation has the task of engaging anew in
the arduous search for the right way to order human affairs.' For
Christians, this task is motivated by the hope drawn from the saving
work of Jesus Christ. That is why the Church is happy to be
associated with the activity of this distinguished Organization,
charged with the responsibility of promoting peace and good will
throughout the earth."
Of course, no mention was made of Christ as King over all
nations. Rather, "Pope" Ratzinger makes belief in Christ ("For
Christians…") just one of many religious opinions, no more or less valid
than the others. The U.N., made up largely of non-Catholics, pagans,
humanists, and other unbelievers, many openly hostile to Christianity,
is held up as some wonderful, "distinguished" organization formed for
noble purposes such as "peace" and "good will," whereas its history has
shown it to be antichristian in its aims (for example, promotion of
abortion and birth control) and much in line with the goals of
international Communism. Ratzinger spoke of human rights (a joke in such
company), but in the context of globalism, so the buzz words favored by
one world government proponents, such as "binding international rules,"
"authentic integral development," "a greater degree of international
ordering," "multilateral consensus," and
"interventions in the form of collective action by the international
community" were plentiful. He also made a point of invoking the name
John Paul II, whose address before the same body seemed to be a template
for this one. The citing of him is particularly apt for another reason,
as well, for it was something that his predecessor, then a mere
heretical Polish bishop, had declared at Vatican Il, that in a sense
defined Benedict's un-Catholic approach: "It is not the church's place
to teach unbelievers," Karol Wojtyla had warned the assembled bishops.
"She must seek in common with the world.... Let us avoid any spirit of
monopolizing and moralizing." Seeking in common with the world could
almost be used as the subtitle of the Ratzinger talk, because the
teaching of Christ, for all intents and purposes, was not in the day's
JP2 Cultural Center appropriate venue
'Papal' visit includes Assisi-style interfaith meeting
"Benedict XVI says that interreligious dialogue has a purpose beyond
establishing a peaceful society: The point of this dialogue is to find
the truth. The Pope affirmed this Thursday in a meeting at the U.S.
capital with interreligious leaders. The theme of the meeting was “Peace
Our Hope,” and it was held at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center."
mean like the Novus Ordo religion?!
'An aimless pursuit of novelty parading as the realization of freedom'
"Pope Benedict XVI, in an address yesterday
evening at Catholic University of America, emphasized that Catholic
education should lead to an encounter with Jesus, who teaches us the
truth. Any failure to do so leads Catholic institutions to fall short of
their Catholic identity, he said.…
"The particular responsibility, for every Catholic
educator, 'is to evoke among the young the desire for the act of faith,
encouraging them to commit themselves to the ecclesial life that follows
from this belief,' the pope said. 'Clearly, then, Catholic identity is
not dependent upon statistics. Neither can it be equated simply with
orthodoxy of course content. It demands and inspires much more: namely
that each and every aspect of your learning communities reverberates
within the ecclesial life of faith,' the pope said."
It's amusing to hear "Pope" Ratzinger pronounce on
this topic, given that he made his academic reputation in Germany as a
"progressive" professor first at the University of Bonn, the
University of Tübingen (brought there at the urging of fellow Modernist
and the University of Regensburg. Like other dissenter priests, he opted
to put aside clerical garb and wear a suit and tie to his academic
lectures, as he had at Vatican II (see photo left), all the while
routinely questioning the teachings of the Church. Thus, for him to
expound on "orthodoxy of course study" must be taken cum grano salis,
given what passes for Catholic theology in Conciliar universities.
Indeed, "academic freedom" at those schools not only allows for every
sort of heresy to be taught as Gospel, but allows for immoral and
un-Catholic entertainment and organizations to appear on campus. When we
look past Benedict XVI's occasionally traditional-sounding, but
ultimately hollow, rhetoric, we see that these evils continue to exist
beyond the tough talk, just as they did after John Paul II's occasional
sham scoldings. The distribution of communion to pro-abortion
politicians at Benedict's "Papal Mass" is a pretty clear indicator of
how such pronouncements are to be taken.
President Bush welcomes 'Pope' Benedict at White House
"This morning Pope Benedict was officially welcomed to the United States
by President Bush and 12,000 other guests at the White House. During the
reception, the Pontiff described the goal of his visit to bring hope to
American Catholics and strengthen them to increasingly contribute to the
life of the United States."
Destroying faith in Christ
Interfaith Seder demystifies Judaism's link to Christianity
"Passover may be a Jewish observance, but about 60 Catholic high
school students broke unleavened bread Tuesday night at an interfaith
Seder that explored Christianity's connection to the Judaic tradition.
The goal was to 'demystify' Judaism by linking it to the Last Supper of
Jesus, which many scholars believe was itself a Passover celebration."
Case close to being solved?
Father Alfred Kunz' killer is...
"I can say the suspect is male, Catholic and Caucasian. The apparent
motive is indeed more 'common,' so to speak, than certain theories that
have been bandied about, although I obviously don't have the full story.
Only the investigators do."
Ratzinger's 'moderate, non-censorious tone'
Modernist McBrien gives thumbs-up to Benedict XVI's first three years
"By late 2005, there were already grumblings about
the other Pope Benedict within his 'base' on the Catholic right. In
September, Benedict XVI had hosted a friendly meeting with the
of conservative Catholics, the Swiss theologian Hans Küng. When it came
time to issue a statement to the media, the pope would not do so until
Küng had read and approved it. By contrast, John Paul II had for 25
years refused to grant an audience to Küng, much less invite him to
dinner and a four-hour conversation."
'Death of Communism' update
Vietnamese government to clamp down on protests
Opinions have consequences
Fresno 'bishop': Limbo 'just a theological opinion'
“'Babies That Die Without Baptism' is the subject of Fresno Bishop John
Steinbock’s pastoral message for April. Referencing the millions of
unborn children who 'are killed by abortion' as well as the estimated
'one in five pregnancies [that] end in a miscarriage,” Bishop Steinbock
says that 'older Catholics remember from the days of their catechism
that baptism is necessary for salvation, and that Limbo was a place
where unbaptized children would go after death.' However, Steinbock
says, 'many Catholics may not realize it but Limbo was just a
theological opinion, and was never part of the official teaching of the
NOW Comments: While not dogma, the teaching of
can be traced back to the early Church and was never contradicted by any
pope prior to Vatican II; it thus constitutes a perennial, unbroken
place in the magisterium. Should anyone doubt this, they need only
The Catechism of the Council of Trent,
which was composed at the order of Pope St. Pius V, states unequivocally
"infant children have no
other means of salvation except Baptism."
(See the "Baptism" portion of the section devoted to
Now, to deny this is implicitly to deny original sin, which in turn
denies many other dogmas, including the very Incarnation of our Lord
Jesus Christ. But let's play 'Bp.' Steinbock's game for a moment and say
that Limbo is merely an opinion, which renders it an optional belief.
But the logical consequence of such an assertion is first to maintain
that denial of Limbo is an equally permissible view, which leads,
second, to say that infant baptism is also optional. Of course, such a
position leads to playing Russian Roulette with the souls of unborn and
neonatal life, making Steinbock's Novus Ordo stance on the subject
Rise of the red bishop
The radical tide sweeping Latin America is moving into the obscurer
creeks and backwaters of the continent. The isolated and unnoticed
country of Paraguay is about to elect a red bishop as president,
bringing to an end the rule of the Colorado party and its six decades of
dictatorship and corruption. Fernando Lugo, the bishop of the northern
town of San Pedro, is well ahead in the opinion polls and should remain
so on polling day, April 20. He abandoned the priesthood last year, at
57, to forge a progressive opposition movement - the Patriotic Alliance
Karaoke microphone kills 'Catholic priest' in Philippines
Christ or Chaos
Many acts of 'Papal' evil demand many acts of reparation
of overt evil will be committed by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI during
his upcoming visit to the United States of America. He is, of course,
entirely oblivious to the evil acts that he will perform. He has
convinced himself from the time of his seminary studies that dogmatic
truths can be "understood" differently at different times, a completely
Modernist proposition that strikes at the very heart of the nature of
God's own immutability. It is relatively easy for one who does not
understand or accept the fixed nature of truth of any kind, including
dogmatic truth, to have no sense whatsoever of the honor and majesty
that are due God, no less to realize that even giving the appearance of
the approval of false religions and their symbols is gravely offensive
to God and to the souls, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, for whom He
shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the
'New Springtime' update NJ
'bishop's' restructuring to cut number of parishes in half
"The Camden Diocese plans to slash its number of parishes from 124 to
66, Bishop Joseph Galante announced Thursday.
Under a long-awaited restructuring program, the diocese will consist of
38 merged parishes, three "clusters" involving six parishes and 22
stand-alone parishes, Galante said at a press conference today."
Making official what
was already de facto
'Archbishop' Wuerl to secularize several DC
"The bottom line is clear, says Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl: The
Catholic Church can no longer afford to run a full complement of
inner-city parochial schools serving a population that is, by an
overwhelming majority, non-Catholic. So, facing a deficit of about $50
million over the next five years, the church is moving to convert at
least seven D.C. elementary schools into secular, taxpayer-funded
Life in post-Christian America
Judge rules permanent ban on public display of Ten Commandments
Not to worry, no 'laver of redemption and of life'
Modernist Rome moves to allay Jewish fears about prayer for them
"Following the publication of the new prayer for the
Jewish people in the 1962 Missal, reaction from some corners of the
Jewish community said that the prayer was anti-Semitic. Today, the
Vatican’s Press Office issued a statement assuring the Jewish community
that the prayer “in no way intends to indicate a change in the Catholic
Church's regard for the Jews.”…The Vatican went on to say that "The Holy
See wishes to reassure that the new formulation of the Prayer, which
modifies certain expressions of the 1962 Missal, in no way intends to
indicate a change in the Catholic Church's regard for the Jews which has
evolved from the basis of the Second Vatican Council, particularly the
Declaration Nostra Aetate.”
The teaching that "evolved" since Vatican II is a departure from the
true Catholic doctrine on the Jews as taught since the time of Christ,
as it artificially places them in a unique category of people who do not
need the Messiah for their salvation, but are free to continue religious
practices that were abolished with the rending of the veil of the Temple
at the time of the Crucifixion. In standard Modernist fashion there are
from time to time statements made in the counterfeit church about how it
would be good if Jews were to accept Christ to bring a fullness to their
beliefs, but never once will you find anything coming from an
authoritative source in the Vatican (including the altered prayer for
the Jews) that notes the obligation of the Jews to accept Christ as
Savior or calls for their conversion.
Well, he's got the revolution part right!
Benedict XVI to bring 'Revolution of Virtue'
"Benedict XVI will bring with him to the United
States this month a 'revolution of virtue,' says the leader the Knights
Blasphemous exhibit's artist given tour of St. Stephen's Cathedral by
Vienna's 'cardinal' orders removal of part of antichristian 'art'
exhibit, but allows equally bad to remain
it art -- or is it blasphemy? Austrians are locked in a nationwide
debate touched off by the brief display in a prestigious Roman Catholic
museum of an etching that depicts Jesus Christ and his disciples having
an orgy during the biblical Last Supper. A chastened and chagrined
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the top churchman in this largely
conservative and overwhelmingly Catholic country, has ordered the
offending artwork removed."
"Religion, Flesh and Power" exhibit, which opened at the
Dommuseum in mid-March, is the work of the self-described atheist and
Communist, Alfred Hrdlicka and
is noteworthy only for the contempt manifest in its depiction of Christ
and His Apostles. So vile is Hrdlicka's conception of the Last Supper
and other scenes from our Lord's Passion that the less said the better
(it was so bad that two readers of Novus Ordo Watch wrote to us complaining
with some justification of the video link exposing Hrdlicka's evil
that we'd carried last month, despite the "Warning" we'd put up
regarding the content—in
fairness, the video, put out by some traditionally-oriented members of
the Conciliar Church, panned over some of the objectionable art, but the
camera never lingered long on the impure and unnatural pictures).
The response given by Schönborn (shown, right, with personal friend and
fellow "friend of tradition," Benedict XVI) to the international outrage is classic Novus Ordo:
First, he claims he didn't know of the nature of the exhibit's contents;
second, he wouldn't have allowed it had he known; third, he ordered the
offending version of the Last Supper to be removed from the museum; and
fourth, he defended in principle having works by an antichristian
propagandist like Hrdlicka (whom he praised) shown at the Dommuseum.
What we are struck by initially is Schönborn's assertion that he somehow
what was being shown across the street from St. Stephen's. Yet if he has
the authority to command that something be removed from the exhibit,
then it follows he could (and should) have known what was being
considered for display there and have had the final say on
it was appropriate. The sincerity of his act in the removal of part of
the exhibit is debatable, because the equally vile Flagellation picture
taken out. Schönborn could easily have seen what was on display and
ordered the entire exhibit tossed out the door, but he opted to only
have part of it removed, coincidentally the part that seemed to be
getting most of the complaints, which smacks of him not acted on
principle, but to quiet down the protests. That he would go on to praise
Hrdlicka, who was known beforehand to produce such "artwork" and who is
openly irreligious, does not reflect well on Schönborn, and neither does
the guided tour of the cathedral reported in the above video, which
occurred over a month after the blasphemous art went on display and
after the furor raised against it.
Put on your surprise face!
Novus Ordo convert Tony Blair raises funds for homosexual group
"Stonewall, England’s largest and most
well-known homosexual activist organization, held its annual fundraising
dinner last night, raising over $600,000. A sizeable chunk of the funds
raised came in thanks to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair – the
same Tony Blair who was received into the Catholic Church only a few
months ago by top English prelate Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor."
As a Notre Dame nun, she took a vow of
poverty. She then took more than $250,000 from the Archdiocese of Omaha
and gambled a chunk of it away at casinos, prosecutors said today.
Barbara Markey, the former director of the Catholic Family Life Office
in Omaha, pleaded guilty to theft by deception. She faces up to 20 years
in prison when she is sentenced in July."
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