HomeBlog PostTimothy Dolan: Papal Imitator Timothy Dolan: Papal Imitator Louie March 14, 2014 85 Comments “Bravo!” So said Timothy Cardinal Dolan in reference to football player Michael Sam’s announcement to the world that he desires other men sexually. Is there no end to this man’s bufoonery? Follow us on: Tweet Related Posts Habemus Barnum Cards on the table A traditional Catholic perspective on healthcare Latest Comments Catholic Militant March 14, 2014 Thank you, Louie! It is apparent that Dolan has no concern for the salvation of his own soul. Why should he be concerned with my soul, your soul or anyone else’s soul? Unfortunately, the “Who Am I to Judge?” mentality gives him license to make such outrageous statements. Who would ever imagine that a Prince of the Church would say “Bravo!” to sin? I hope Dolan takes your suggestion to heart! “It is better to be silent and be thought a fool then to speak up and remove all doubt.” God bless you, Louie! Log in to Reply eastsidehunky March 14, 2014 Wonder if he’ll try out for center rather than tight end? Log in to Reply Maximus March 14, 2014 Another Great video Louie!!! Please keep em’ coming. Is there any way that I could donate or help support this great apostolate? Thanks again for all you do to defend the One True Faith. God Bless. Log in to Reply Bosco March 14, 2014 Nice presentation, Louie. Straightforward presentation of the truth, lucid, and not vitriolic. Spoken like a true son of the Church. Log in to Reply Patt March 14, 2014 Shameful example AGAIN! Dolan embraces and condones evil acts, and then excuses himself with the Protestant standard of “Who am I to judge?” Dolan CRAVES attention and celebrity–at the sake of his religious position. Celebrity is all that gets his attention and drives him to blab utter nonsense for a pat on the head and acceptance by the media. He makes many ashamed and embarrassed by him. Hope he takes the vow of silence and hides himself away for the rest of Lent–longer would be better Log in to Reply Edu March 14, 2014 Spoken like a true son of the church indeed, with truth, clarity, charity and conviction. God Bless Louie. – Card Dolan was emulating Francis indeed. I have to say what particularly struck me – nay shocked, almost terrified me, about the interview was Card Dolan’s immediate response trying to quickly portray himself as gay-friendly: “OF COURSE, GOD BLESS YA etc” Having previously only read those infamous comments, I had kind of pictured in my head a somewhat more restrained answer, not this attitude of almost jumping off his seat to make his point clear that hey homos, no need to be afraid of the church, you’re welcome here! Log in to Reply Pooh Bear March 14, 2014 This was, again, awful. What would I say? Me, a humble layman? ”I don’t think it is helpful to take on labels like that. Homosexual behaviour causes misery and is a grave offense to God and the human person. We must encourage our young people to embrace the Lord JESUS and His liberation from misery and sin.” That’s something like what I would say if anyone asked me. Should we expect more from a Cardinal? Log in to Reply Pooh Bear March 14, 2014 That phrase ‘Who am I to judge?’ should be encased in lead-lined reinforced concrete, covered in high-density plastic, encased in galvanised iron, and then dropped to the very bottom of the Mariana Trench. Log in to Reply Edu March 14, 2014 Pooh Bear, LOL!!! Indeed. Log in to Reply Patt March 14, 2014 Pooh Bear is right about that STUPID “Who am I to judge” asinine expression.It is CONSTANTLY used to hide behind, to avoid making moral calls (based on the 10 Commandments, as in the 6th Commandment, plus the Spiritual Works of Mercy—Admonish the sinner, instruct the ignorant). My Heavens what a plight the Roman Catholic Church is in with bozos at the top. Log in to Reply Dumb_ox March 14, 2014 Rather than apparently equivocating over the implications of the word “gay”, the Cardinal – if he wanted to address the facts of contemporary American society – could have replied along the following lines: “But as to the other, i.e. the secondary precepts, the natural law can be blotted out from the human heart, either by evil persuasions, just as in speculative matters errors occur in respect of necessary conclusions; or by vicious customs and corrupt habits, as among some men, theft, and even unnatural vices, as the Apostle states (Romans 1), were not esteemed sinful.” (Aquinas, ST, II-I, Q.94, Art. 6; emphasis added) And then he could have explained the fullness of the natural law as it pertains to the subject raised by the interviewer. Or, and this is my preferred option, he could just not go on television. Log in to Reply RC March 14, 2014 Nice video Louie. Ya’ll should read The Remnant’s “state of the Churc” paper if you have already not done so, very well written. Log in to Reply Patt March 14, 2014 Dumb_ox–that reply is far too intelligent for him to have employed. He is of the “good-ole-boy” school, and keeps thing simple like his mind. Log in to Reply Taylor March 14, 2014 These videos are great. Keep ’em coming! Log in to Reply Nate C. March 14, 2014 Well said. I wish the pope wasn’t attached to this video…but how can he not be? It’s the unpleasant truth that watering down the faith w/ comments like, “who am I to judge” that creates a ripple effect. I know better as a simple layman. You would think that a bishop would absolutely know the ramifications of such a statement. Log in to Reply Egil March 14, 2014 I might be considered one of “those who are sincerely seeking the one true faith.” Having become fed up with the emotionalistic (is that a word?) qualities of many Protestant denominations, a couple years ago I started making tentative steps towards exploring whether it would be right to “cross the Tiber.” I was deeply moved by reading some of Evelyn Waugh’s books such as Brideshead Revisited, and by some of the works of the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages. Also, the emphasis on intellect and some other qualities drew me towards Catholicism. But the combination of Pope Francis, his “conservative” admirers, American bishops such as Dolan and the prevalence of “The Church of Nice” in Catholicism has stopped me dead in my tracks. No more movement towards the Tiber for me, at least for the forseeable future. One of the main sticking points for me seems to be the very heavy emphasis on authority in Catholicism. I can see how authority has its value, but there have been some huge negative ramifications of it, not just with following bad popes but clearly in the sex abuse scandals. And I have read and heard so many Catholics tie themselves into knots lately, justifying the comments and actions of Francis, and justifying Vatican II, which, it seems clear to me, has almost destroyed Roman Catholicism. Yes, there are the admirable traditionalist groups, but they seem very far from the mainstream in the Church. Even Michael Voris, who I long watched and admired, believes that the Pope is off limits to criticism. I feel for and pray for Catholics who are troubled by what is going on, and who “just want to be Catholic” as someone else mentioned somewhere (maybe at Mundabor’s Blog). I’m grateful for Mr. Verrechio’s unflinching commentary, and will continue to listen to or read what he says. Log in to Reply pio noni March 14, 2014 Buffoon is the word for Bp. Dolan Log in to Reply Ganganelli March 14, 2014 Cue the support for Egil’s comments by trad Catholics in 3…2…1. Log in to Reply Ganganelli March 14, 2014 Egil, If you’re trying to learn Catholicism from Mundabor’s blog, you’re doing it wrong. His hypocrisy knows no bounds. He rails against Pope Francis for considering how to deal with the divorced and remarried and yet on his twitter page he calls himself a “Reagan” conservative. Reagan…you know the guy who was our very first divorced and remarried president. Log in to Reply SteveD March 14, 2014 I am almost glad that these comments were made. The more heretical and stupid statements that are made by Church leaders, the more difficult it is for Catholics worthy of the name to pretend that ‘all is well’. Some people who have been generally happy to ‘go along’ with the doings and sayings of the Church leadership have been given good cause on many occasions especially in recent months to reflect on our situation and may come to realise that all is most certainly not well and that heresy is commonly being promoted and taught within the Church. Log in to Reply Catholic4Life March 14, 2014 Another great video Louie. Cardinal Dolan brings scandal to the Catholic Church, again. Since when does a Cardinal from the the Catholic Church NOT condemn this evil life-style? Instead Dolan encourages him publicly and says “good for him” and “God Bless You!!!” God can never bless such an abominable and detestable lifestyle. Welcome to Newchurch Vatican II, Cardinals are blessing intrinsically evil Grave sins that are an Abomination to God! Log in to Reply Maggie March 14, 2014 I am so sorry for Egil. The Church truly is glorious in spite of some of her members. It was painful to watch C. Dolan. I am fortunate in that I attend a faithful Novus Ordo parish and have access to the TLM on Sundays at another parish. My diocese is one of the most faithful in the US. We do not have nonsense going on here in my town among 4 parishes. Our priests are young and holy. We are very blessed! Log in to Reply Javidi March 14, 2014 Keep them coming! Unfortunately, I see more stuff like this coming from church leaders, so it will keep you busy. Log in to Reply A Catholic Thinker March 14, 2014 Egil, your story is truly tragic. You are or may be one of the souls Dolan and Pope Francis will have to answer for. – Please mail me – see my website. I would love to chat with you. The Catholic Church is still the One, True Faith, the specific, visible Church founded by Christ. Period. We are living through the greatest crisis in the Church and these prelates with itching ears, under the influence of “diabolical disorientation”, speak only for themselves, with no protection from error from the Spirit (which is how they like it). – God bless. Log in to Reply borromeo March 14, 2014 And yet, anyone with a grain of sense knows that the appellation “Reagan conservative” serves as no endorsement of the mentioned person’s theology but is rather an accepted tag to delineate where one falls on the politico-economic spectrum. Read mundabor by all means to gather a sense of what it means to preserve the Faith. Log in to Reply Rich March 14, 2014 Egil Mundabor may have his flaws, but you can do much, MUCH worse than to read his blog. As far as the recognize and resist crowd goes, he is about as staunch as it gets when it comes to speaking out against the evils of the nu-church and against its current leader. Mundabor is still unwilling to call out Ratzinger for how bad a priest he truly was, but other than that he is pretty spot on. I enjoy his blog and visit it daily. Log in to Reply Fr. Robert Mann SCJ March 14, 2014 Yes Louie, you really nailed this shameful act of trying to emulate Francis’ attitude to homosexual perversion. Yet sad to say this seems to be more and more the attitude of a great number of the hierarchy. As a priest I think it is true to say that it is becoming evermore difficult to proclaim the Catholic Faith in its fullness without incurring the disapproval of the novus ordo establishment. Francis has set the tone. My sense is that the next few months will be catastrophic for the Church as we head into a season of dodgy canonizations that are more political than about heroic virtue, and of course the anticipated biggy in October with a clever strategy to empty the Church’s doctrine on marriage of any real force and meaning. If God in his providence permits such turmoil to befall the Church then we will have a clear and present crisis which could tear the Church apart. Isn’t it strange that after the wreckage of Vatican 2 we now have a majority of laity and many clergy who would see no problem with a Pope who could undermine with his ambiguous and dangerous remarks (and that’s being charitable) the universal ordinary magisterium of the Church? You could never have imagined such a situation only decades ago. The ground for this creeping apostasy has been well prepared and looks now as if the construction of a ‘new religion’ can begin in earnest. Log in to Reply borromeo March 14, 2014 Father, An exceptionally portrayed narrative, given what we know today, of the journey to the fork in the road. It might be apropos to paraphrase St. Thomas More’s famous saying, ”The King’s good servant, but God’s first.” Log in to Reply susan March 14, 2014 Fr. Mann, You are a grace and a blessing. May our Lady keep you under her mantle as a special and cherished son. God bless you…..you are in my prayers. Log in to Reply saluto March 14, 2014 Gangli – is that you TT? Maybe Catholic bashers who would rather bathe in the odour of the madriaga’s and martinis and bergoglio’s of this world rather than the odour of Christ and His Saints all sound the same? Who can say. – @Egil – we either take up our cross or let it squash us. Despite all the hullaballo caused by appalling prelates and heavy metal captain kirk militants who would rather play pin the tail on the donkey than get real, if God has called you to the One, True, Faith, you have to follow, Christ. You don’t have to follow the hirelings, pray and God will bring you to true shepherds which Dolan, Francis and many simply are not, at least not so far. There is only One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and God has protected those apostolic ministers of Supernatural Grace through the likes of the FSSPX, FSSP, and those shepherds who never replaced their love of Truth with their love of getting along. – This guy knows that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0A6zyN37uw Log in to Reply saluto March 14, 2014 Thanks for the tradwriter, Louie. As Bosco said: Straightforward presentation of the truth, lucid, and not vitriolic. Spoken like a true son of the Church. Log in to Reply saluto March 14, 2014 Fr Mann said: The ground for this creeping apostasy has been well prepared and looks now as if the construction of a ‘new religion’ can begin in earnest. – this is surely becoming undeniable for anyone with a wit of Catholic Doctrine and Dogma. Veritas Vincit Omnia! Dolan and Francis and others seem to believe that truth conquers nothing. Maybe they don’t even believe there is Truth. – Our Lady Refuge of Sinners, intercede for Michael Sam and a growing bunch of deluded disordered and deliberately mislead souls. Log in to Reply borromeo March 15, 2014 @saluto: great line: Gangli – is that you TT? Log in to Reply saluto March 15, 2014 @borromeo. the gangli comments sort of have that whiff, eh? No offense, Gangli, but here’s another somebody sort of randomly taking pot shots. I guess boredom should have been on Francis’ no. 1 of the things that are hurting society since he doesn’t think it’s sin. Log in to Reply Ganganelli March 15, 2014 I’m really curious now. Who is TT? Log in to Reply saluto March 15, 2014 heheh, what was gangli saying about Mundabor? This is pretty good: – http://mundabor.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/publishing-suggestions/ – p.s. gangli, feel free to change my name to something that strikes you as amusing. Log in to Reply Ganganelli March 15, 2014 Saluto, I don’t know about Martini and Maridiaga but soon Catholics will be able to bathe in the odor of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II. Log in to Reply saluto March 15, 2014 Gangli to assume the TT position, all one needs do is put one’s head in the sand, and think happy thoughts, and get really annoyed with anyone who pokes one’s posterior in that position. read back over Louie’s post until he/she stalked off in a self-righteous huff. – Gangli – watch out for that curiosity – Mr Voris wouldn’t approve. – you have to admit, Mundabor’s latest (just above) is pretty apt. Log in to Reply saluto March 15, 2014 Gangli – April ain’t over yet. Log in to Reply borromeo March 15, 2014 @saluto: Mundabor with his tongue in cheek and yet…so illuminating. Log in to Reply Ganganelli March 15, 2014 Saluto, Re: Mundi’s latest post. While somewhat funny, it kind of proves what tradism does to the mind. Yes, let’s compare the divinely instituted office of the Papacy to the presidency of the US. That makes sense. Kind of funny that he claims to be pro-Israel and a traditionalist. Maybe he never heard of Pope Saint Pius X who famously said: “We cannot give approval to this movement(zionism). We cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem—but we could never sanction it. The soil of Jerusalem, if it was not always sacred, has been sanctified by the life of Jesus Christ. As the head of the Church I cannot tell you anything different. The Jews have not recognized our Lord, therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people” I guess that’s one teaching he’s glad has been changed. Log in to Reply saluto March 15, 2014 @Gangli, I must have missed the admission to being a radical zionist on Mundy’s site. However, did you not hear that Bishop Bergoglio has revived the old covenant (yes, his predecessor sort of did in a round about way), but the new Bishop of Rome has declared it valid. He also declared that those under the yoke of islam should be content with their patriarch’s bequest. – p.s. the only proof of anything I see on Munidor’s post, is proof of a Catholic who still has a functioning cerebral cortex. – p.s.s. Gangli, did you not read in the Bible that no one has power unless God permits it. Those who have power because God ordains it….well. Log in to Reply borromeo March 15, 2014 Gangli: Mundabor says nowhere in his post , “Publishing Suggestions”, that he claims to be pro-Israel and a traditionalist. Must be in other posts by mundabor you’ve read. I don’t remember the pro-Israel stance but then it could well have slipped me by. This seems to be what TT did – to sound everyone as to their pro- or anti-semitism – he, of course, being the judge of what constitutes that. If mundabor’s so bad to read I’m surprised you’ve read him enough to know his stance on Israel. Maybe you could give citations to back up you claim of mundabor’s pro-Israelism. Log in to Reply Ganganelli March 15, 2014 Saluto, I don’t know how you missed it. It’s the same place where he declares his support of our first divorced and remarried president. https://twitter.com/Mundabor Oh what mental gymnastics you must have to go through to be “pro-Israel” and a Catholic traditionalist at the same time. I almost feel sorry for him. Log in to Reply S.Armaticus. March 15, 2014 Ganganelli = TT = IANS? I will pray for you. Log in to Reply borromeo March 15, 2014 Gangli, Sorry, I don’t follow twitter. Once again, however, you mistake the term “Reagan conservative” as a theological adherence rather than a politico-economic stance – which is how that term is univerasally accepted. As to being Pro-Israel and a traditionalist: Tradition as it relates to Israel as a nation or in the years in which it was aspiring to become a nation extends only to the mid to late 1900’s. There is a paucity of magisterial documents concerning either the nation aspirations of Jews or of Israel as a nation and these appear to be of such (relative) recent vintage that I doubt one could ascribe universal ordinary magisterial or ordinary magisterial authority to that issue. And as we know, Tradition has to do with beliefs constantly held throughout the Church’s life. Your stance on Mundabor wants to bind him to a few relatively recent pronouncements and say that because he contravenes these he cannot be a traditionalist. Phooey. Log in to Reply S.Armaticus. March 15, 2014 Seeing as how the “resident hater/s” have set their sites on Mundabor, I bring you an excerpt from this blog pertaining to a great commercial enterprise that he is considering launching. —– Link here:http://mundabor.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/publishing-suggestions/ —— “My readers will get all the scathing criticism about everyone else. Everyone else. But not the President. I will excoriate Hillary until the day before she is elected. After that, I will miraculously shut up. Can’t do that now, you see. So unpatriotic. I will teach my readers to see more and more clearly with one eye; and when they begin to see clearly, I will demand that they get completely blind with the other one. In time, I will have a generation of affectionate half-blind readers, whose brains are highly trained and critical to exactly half.” —— If you haven’t read the blog post yet, think about what Mundabor is alluding to, and then go the the post and see if you were correct. —- On an aside, wonder what those nice ladies over at the LCWR are up to these day? 😉 Log in to Reply Joe of St Therese March 15, 2014 Dead on once again, Log in to Reply borromeo March 15, 2014 Correction: The text should read: “Tradition as it relates to Israel as a nation or in the years in which it was aspiring to become a nation extends only to the mid to late 1800’s.” And what I meant by universal ordinary magisterial or ordinary magisterial authority is infallibilty. Log in to Reply S.Armaticus. March 15, 2014 Ganganelli wrote the following: “Egil, If you’re trying to learn Catholicism from Mundabor’s blog, you’re doing it wrong.” —– The bishop of Rome said: “Who are we to judge?” —- Which leaves us with the following dilemma… namely, who is correct, Ganganelli or the bishop of Rome. Log in to Reply S.Armaticus. March 15, 2014 And since someone in an earlier posts asked about the LCWR and what it was up to lately, I have found some info at this link here: http://www.pblosser.blogspot.com/2014/03/women-religious-and-new-cosmology.html —— It reads: “Nevertheless, just two months after that letter, the LCWR annual assembly in August welcomed as its keynote speaker Barbara Marx Hubbard, a proponent of the new cosmology. In 2013, Franciscan Sister Ilia Delio likewise gave a keynote on the new cosmology at the LCWR assembly. DVDs were made of both keynotes and sold by the LCWR. Among the more startling concepts proposed by Sister Ilia in her keynote, “Religious Life on the Edge of the Universe,” was: “There is no cosmos without God, and no God without cosmos.” This contention, of course, is in direct conflict with Catholic teaching. The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains that God creates all things from nothing, including the cosmos, and he is not dependent on his creation. Still, the winter 2014 issue of the LCWR Occasional Papers is dedicated to the new cosmology, with several of the authors referencing both Sister Ilia and Barbara Marx Hubbard. It is time for the new cosmology to be retired, along with other worn-out fads from the 1960s and 1970s. Surely such New-Age theories, based on flawed logic and misinterpretation of science, pale in comparison to the rich deposit of the faith in sacred Scripture and Tradition entrusted to the teaching office of the Catholic Church.” —— Paging Fr. Volpe. Your assistance is required at the The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life front desk. Fr. Volpe, please come to the front desk. —— Log in to Reply S.Armaticus. March 15, 2014 LTM at Harvard: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2014/03/solemn-high-mass-at-st-pauls-cambridge.html#.UyQCT4UZq50 Three-peat, baby! Log in to Reply S.Armaticus. March 15, 2014 And while we are on the subject of Phoenix, (and all those millions if not billions of former catholics making their way to those non denominational sects,,, yea, I am still laughing….. ha ha ha), I bring you good news: http://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/phoenixs-cross-symbol-progress-and-hope-3555 —– A new lifeboat to the barque of St. Peter is ready to be launched! —– All aboard St. Michael Archangel, ora pro nobis, Archbishop Lefebvre, ora pro nobis. Log in to Reply saluto March 15, 2014 s.armaticus – that lcwr link is so top heavy with some sort of graphics it won’t load. sound a bit like wiccaholics? however. – p.s. I think volpi might have been artificially dialogued into existence by one or more of them back in the hey days of ‘heresy is still for rebels’. – p.s. like borromeo, gangli, I don’t tweet unless i’m bird-watching – for real – my back yard is a real haven. – p.s.s. do you reckon b Marx Hubbard might actually be related to not only Marx but l.ron? what chance did she have? – there really should be a congregation for deprogramming poor souls who think that God can’t exist without the cosmos. I think ex Fr. Matt Fox has a lot to answer for. Log in to Reply S.Armaticus. March 15, 2014 One for the catagory of “Virtues” and speaking of OLS Phoenix, here is the promo clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M4ufPsx6NM. —— The money line: “Each one of our graduates have gone on to higher education, a vocation or has joined the military.” —– It don’t get any better than that. —– Please support this worthy cause:) Log in to Reply saluto March 15, 2014 @s.armaticus thanks for the good news. – while the light of Faith still shines, the gates of hell still cower. Log in to Reply Ganganelli March 15, 2014 s. armaticus, Cool link to the SSPX chapel in Phoenix. I don’t have anything against the Society. I think their theology regarding the papacy is wrong but my favorite priest of all time is Fr. Leo Boyle who was at Our Lady of Sorrows when I attended. Log in to Reply saluto March 15, 2014 if one wants to be a good Catholic. – don’t imitate Francis. – don’t seek brownie points from the world. – read the spirit of vii as adversarial to all of Catholicism that preceded it. – Log in to Reply Edu March 15, 2014 Egil, – I admire your commitment to searching for the Truth. God Bless. Keep searching. As far as Mundabor’s blog goes, yes I would agree with Ganganelli one of the commentors here that the man is a hypocrite. He is one of a larger group of trads who have the misfortune of worshipping at the altar of Reagan conservatism, and neo-cons in general. It actually scares me that he has quotes of Bush II on his site, this man who has inflicted SO much damage and pain to entire countries. I am NOT an Obamanoid by the way. God forbid!! I just see reality for what it is – the Rebloodlicans and Democreeps are two sides of the same neo-pagan coin and represent two false opposites; it is sad indeed many trads fail to see this. – Keep searching for the Truth. And doors will be opened to you. Pray to Our Blessed Mother, she will guide you safely to Her Son we in these calamitous times. – “Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh, findeth: and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.” ~ Matthew 7:7-8 – “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me.” ~ John 14:6 Log in to Reply saluto March 15, 2014 Christopher Ferrara’s latest Remnant article doesn’t miss a beat with the effect of Francis. with regard to the SSPX’s theology regarding the papacy is it distinctly Faithful than Francis: – ” Sixth: Pursuing his vision of a “synodal” Catholic Church and a “conversion of the papacy” in line with Orthodox theology (cf. Evangelii gaudium, n. 246) the Pope told Corriere that “Orthodox theology is very rich. And I believe that they have great theologians at this moment. Their vision of the Church and of synodality is marvelous.”Consider: With the four bishops of the Society of Saint Pius X suddenly back in the “schism” penalty box, even though they affirm the Pope’s authority and indeed appeal to it for an end to the crisis in the Church, Francis looks to the theology of true schismatics for a “marvelous” “vision of the Church” premised precisely on denial of the Pope’s authority! Moreover, “marvelous” Orthodox synodality involves autocephalous national churches, which, if applied to the Catholic Church, would mean the destruction of her very unity, if that were possible. No further comment is necessary.” Log in to Reply Konstantin March 15, 2014 Egil, thank you for your compassion for us Catholics, but the reality is that you have to become one, too. You are putting your eternal salvation on the line if you’re not entering the Church, especially if it’s for the simple reason that you have problems with current state of affairs. Believe me, we (traditionalists) all do. It’s a daily battle but God will reward those that persevere until the end. My parents and I converted to Catholicism over the last 7 years. It hasn’t become a whole lot easier, especially since we left the SSPX 2 1/2 years ago. Nonetheless, this is the True Church that Christ founded and you cannot be saved unless you get on that ship (and not the SSPX lifeboat, the sedevacantist lifeboat, the makeshift oriental vessel without guidance called Orthodoxy or anything else), no matter how battered it may seem. This does not mean that you have to follow everybody in everything they say, for true authority obeys God’s laws. if the Pope acts against God’s precepts, you must not obey him. Please cross the tiber, even if the swim might be hard. Study, pray and look for a good Catholic priest (there are still some out there) to teach you the Faith. May God bless you and the Blessed Virgin protect you, save your Soul, Konstantin Log in to Reply Catholic at Rome March 15, 2014 Ganganelli, Why criticize Mundabor for his politics positions which you assume to be contradictory of his theological views, when you disagree with the SSPX and yet are a fan of one of their priests? Or is hypocrisy only a sin for the other guy…? BTW, you hold the theory that there is no truth but what the pope says, so you are not even catholic… Log in to Reply Catholic at Rome March 15, 2014 Louie, I think it is quite evident that Ganganelli is a troll, not even a Catholic, and should be banned from this blog…. Log in to Reply salvelinus March 15, 2014 Thanks again for another great video. I’ve become quite fond of them and would love to see you and a small crew setup a production, the likes of CMTV. Or Catholic Answers for that matter! Although I’m sure you’re a busy guy. I think your growing fan base could assist, especially since you have shown to have the cahone’s to not be afraid of the truth like Karl Keating and his high paid consultant list. @Egil. Hang in there. I’m a revert myself, and I’m by no way the best Catholic on earth. I could only imagine how difficult the authority thing is with protestant folks coming home. There is an old saying (I’ll butcher it and cant remember who said it. Surely somone can help) The Catholic church must be inspired and protected by God. Especially when one looks at the disorder of the men entrusted to run it in the earthly realm!” Remember, the Catholic church has the fullness of the faith, the mass, the seven sacraments, among other divinely inspired aspects. The pope is the successor of saint Peter who abandoned christ at the cross and denied him thrice. Remember, he is the visible head but he’s also just a man. Regarding Dolan, or worse bishops, we will always have our Judas Iscariots also. Our Lord Jesus chose Judas knowing this. I’m a fan of Mundabor, but as a protestant as yourself looking to come home, I would chhose blogs nore focused on catechism, while not ignoring things either. Try Father Carota Traditional Cathilic Priest. John Salza has good catechism stuff too. Its easy to fall into politics (I di it toi) but I wouldnt advise it for one worried about division. Try to find a local TLM, and stick with it for awhile. Buy a missal if you want to follow along. Also be wary of the common heresies being taught in RCIA. Read read read, and again, mike voris went a weird direction kately, but his One True Faith is good. So is bishop sheen. If you cannot find a TLM, find the mist reverent Novus ordo. And if the devil starts you doubting, pray! Learn the saint Michael prayer in Latin. Satan HATES latin. When you are strong in you faith, indulge on Mundabor. But for now sit and chat with a good conservative traditional priest. Readers, please pray for Egil! Dominus vobiscum!!! Log in to Reply salvelinus March 15, 2014 I forgot the disclaimer “like Catholic Answers; minus the whole modernism detritus Log in to Reply salvelinus March 15, 2014 @egil. The Remnant is great too. Mike Matt has a great utube vidio stating in times like this conservative novus ordo mass attendees and TLM attendees must put differences aside and unite. Our one holy Catholic and apostolic church has been through tough times before, but many are saying its especially hard these days (hint – obama got over 55% of the “Catholic” vote,,,, agIn) Log in to Reply Egil March 15, 2014 Thank you very much to each one of you here for your replies to my comment. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and prayers very much, and I’m grateful for the information that you have provided. You’re all in my prayers I’m also very glad that I’ve found this blog. What a great resource in this dark time. Log in to Reply salvelinus March 15, 2014 @saluto. Thanks for the post. That’s very troubling indeed to read. This may sound “petty” but considering the TLM has enriched my religious beliefs so much since my reversion from the hell of addiction, I have no idea what to do if (when) my diocesan bishop clamps down on the mass of all sges. I’m even learning chant now (unheard of a few short years ago prior to leaving the drugging and drinking).) Our Lord and his mass has truly saved my life, and it would stink to have to assist at mass in a hotel conference room. Although, valid are the confessions also valid? Log in to Reply saluto March 15, 2014 @savelinus – i think are you talking about sspx confessions? sspx confessions, all their sacraments are valid – some try to deny this but it’s simply not so. let’s face it, the SSPX are more Catholic than the Pope, the Cardinals and pretty much all the priest on the planet because they know the true faith, they teach it and they don’t teach falsehoods, and they always offer valid masses. – unfortunately in NOwhere land anything goes so therefore it’s highly likely that much is simply invalid. I had a wee chat about this once with some litugists who said it is nigh on impossible for a validly ordained priest to say an invalid mass. so i asked, but what if the celebrant said such and at so and so point = the answer, oh well of course ‘that’ was invalid. it’s a dodgy business outside the chapels of the Traditional Apostolate. – God keep and bless you Salvelinus – and keep you on the wagon! – one great old prayer for us creed reciting parrots, ‘My Lord Jesus save, for I perish.’ Log in to Reply saluto March 15, 2014 @savelinus – i think that quote was supposed to be Napolean telling the then Pope, I will destroy the Catholic Church, at which point the pope smiled and said, my dear man if that were possible we Popes would have achieved it centuries ago! (possibly more legend than fact) but hits they nail on the head. Log in to Reply Elizabeth March 15, 2014 Wow. Just wow. I’ve read about what Dolan said all over the web but this is the first time I saw the video clip. My eyes and ears are bleeding. Un-frigging-believable. Seriously, what is wrong with this man? He obviously has no regard for the soul of the man that he praised and confirmed in his sin, but apparently has no regard for his own soul either. Or more likely, he has so lost the Faith and belief in the Church’s teachings that he doesn’t even know what he’s doing. Good Lord, save us from this Pope and all the other idiots who are leading souls to Hell. Log in to Reply Ganganelli March 15, 2014 Catholic at Rome, The Holy See has said that the issue of the SSPX is an internal matter. I am absolutely able to be a fan of one of their priests without hypocrisy. And I would hope that Louie would ban YOU for your slander against me. You say I believe “the theory that there is no truth but what the pope says” so does that mean I can’t believe grass is green without the Pope saying it first? What kind of nonsense is that? Log in to Reply Long-Skirts March 15, 2014 BOFFO!!!!!! MOTHER’S SON Deformed Love Is applauded Misguided Sentiment All the rage. Child-like Innocence Is marauded Mother’s rape Has weakened Her gauge. But somewhere There are Fields of clover, Hearth fires Glow…glassed In red And cliffs Where souls Climb over and over Still reach The hill Where Mother’s Son bled. Log in to Reply Hannah March 15, 2014 Thank you, Mr. Verrecchio! May God have mercy on Cardinal Dolan. This is so horrible I have no words for it. The “pastoral” thing to do, since everyone is about being “pastoral” these days, was to warn the man and those like him, that they’re in danger of hell. Is that not what Cardinal Dolan was ordained for? To save souls from Hell? Log in to Reply BC March 15, 2014 Pope Pius X:Pascendi:Lets read who he is speaking about and what he says to do..Oh my. IT IS NOT TO BE QUIET : “the partisans of error are to be sought..in HER VERY BOSOM and heart.this is far more lamentable, to the ranks of the PRIESTHOOD ITSELF…THEY put their designs for her ruin into operation NOT FROM WITHOUT BUT FROM WITHIN; hence, the DANGER is present almost in the VERY VEINS and HEART OF THE CHURCH…we FIRST of all showed them KINDNESS as Our children, THEN we treated them with SEVERITY, and AT LAST We have had RECOURSE, though with GREAT RELUCTANCE, TO PUBLIC REPROFF..We must NOW BREAK SILENCE, in order TO EXPOSE before the whole Church in THEIR TRUE COLOURS those MEN WHO have ASSUMED this BAD DISGUISE” Log in to Reply A Catholic Thinker March 15, 2014 Konstantin, it’s nonsensical to assert that the SSPX are not Catholic. It’s calumny, actually, and most ironically it’s contrary to what the Vatican says and has said in the past. http://www.acatholicthinker.net/blog/2013/10/23/a-brief-response-to-fr-z.html People who assert what you do are either woefully ignorant of Catholic teaching or self-delusional. If you needed to leave the SSPX for the comfort of the mainstream Church, fine, but there should be no need to overstate your case. Log in to Reply Stephen March 15, 2014 Fr. Pavone has had great success with his graphic photos of abortion. Is it time to publish some photos of torn rectums and lacerated intestines? For a Cardinal to encourage sodomy and informally bless it with his public comment honestly smell of the burning flesh and fires of hell. I will offer a rosary for Cardinal Dolan tonight. Log in to Reply David Heath March 16, 2014 “Bravo!” “God Bless Ya!” Words very apropos to you, Mr. Verrecchio, as you speak the Truth, defend the Catholic Faith and correct an errant Bishop of the Church from speaking error. Apropos to Michael Sam? Not at all. Not even close. Log in to Reply GreatPretender51 March 16, 2014 I suggest a new motto for these buffoon clergy, which clearly identifies them as apostates: “Who am I to pray?” BTW, is this really surprising coming from the sellout artist who yuks it up with Barack Hussein Obama every year at the Al Smith Dinner? Haw, haw, haw! Isn’t evil hilarious? Log in to Reply Ganganelli March 16, 2014 A Catholic Thinker is right. The Holy See has said that the SSPX are in an irregular canonical situation. It is an internal matter of the Church. Log in to Reply Redfeather March 17, 2014 Mundabor’s is a great blog even though he won’t shake his admiration for Ol’ Ronnie “Where’s the Rest of Me!?” Reagan. I pointed out to Mundie that it is because of Ronald Reagan that so many children have suffered at the hands of “no fault divorce”. It was Ronnie, who as governor of California led the charge for “no fault divorce” because he was burned by Jane Wymann. As California goes, so goes the nation is so many instances. Mundabor, by his refusal to see this great evil, demonstrates his fallen nature. But, he still writes brilliantly of the One True Faith. Log in to Reply Redfeather March 17, 2014 Yes, Stephen, it is time to publish some photos of the ravages of HIV-AIDs–cachectic and wasted dying young men as well as men with lacerated rectums, rectums overgrown with warts, and perhaps for good measure some radiographs with foreign objects lodged in sigmoids. I’ve read some heart rending accounts that there is no one more loathed in homosexual culture than an aged, debililitated sodomite who continues to prowl the bar scene lookin’ for love. They are reviled to the nth degree. That is because sodomites seek youth, vigor and beauty. How Dolan can say “Bravo” to this depraved lifestyle is breathtaking. Log in to Reply saluto March 18, 2014 Best Ronald Reagan quote: I notice the only people who are for abortion are already born. Log in to Reply Jo March 18, 2014 I am little disapointed with everything in the Holy Church of God. Once again the cAtholics will be divided as happened after the Vat.II. It has become very common, ” who am I to judge?” Yet I read in the Gospel of Mathew 16: 13-19. Here our Lord Jesus says to Peter, you are the rock on which I will build my Church——-, I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of heaven. What ever you declare bound on earth shall be bound in heaven, what ever you declare loosed on earth shall loosed in heaven. May be we need a re-reading of this passage. May be a good theologian can explain little further for the average people like me. I see the keys as symbol of authority. What good is that the Lord will give the keys of the Kingdom of heaven to Peter, if Peter says, ” who am I to judge?” It will be like pocking the eye of God, or it will be throwing the keys down . I am not sure what is going to happen to our beloved Church of God? Nothing would have happened to Thomas More, if he said who am I to judge? But he did not say that did he? But he said it is sin to divorce your wife for ant other motives. He made a judgment call and died a holy death for truth. Truth is God. I am just an average priest, am troubled very much. May God bless our one, true ,catholic and apostolic Church. I am sorry to judge! Log in to Reply ernie March 19, 2014 great comment but very SAD, the cardinal and mayor Beelzebub in NY City should get along just swell Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.