Shop for thousands of Catholic gifts at Aquinas and More/affiliate/ThinkingCath1376
SiteSell Hosting

Download a Permanent Printable PDF Version of This Article.

2nd Sunday of Lent,Transfigured of our Lord Cycle A

Hope, Inner Soul Room, Transfiguration

Cathdeac, Sunday, March 12, 2017
http://www.CatholicAmericanThinker.com/

Peace be with you…

Well, I am happy to be with you at the start of Daylight Savings Time… 

Just think, since  you came to Mass tonight, you won’t have to wake up early tomorrow!   

Oh, and we are starting the second week of Lent for 2017..of course!

One week down, right? Great start??? Right?  Sure!!!

I bet most of us can list our well intentioned and perhaps the occasional successful results of our Lenten Fasts of “giving something up”…   I sure do!

I have grown up hearing it over and over…”What did you give up for Lent?”  The lists have been quite interesting over the years… like you, I set what I thought were reasonable goals.. I wanted a baseball, a baseball outfielder mitt… a bat… a fishing rod and of course a boat!  As a child I thought Lent was sort of like Christmas… If I did certain things during Lent, I might get something material… after all, that is how we show ‘love’ in our society today, shouldn’t God do the same?

Because I was a child, I reasoned as a child.  Those days, while sometimes remembered correctly, helped shape and form me into who I am… including the Call to the sacrament of Marriage and the Call to be a servant, to follow God’s call to the Permanent Diaconate… the process never ends… for any of us.  Look around the church any day and realize God is at work in everyone’s life… working on us to realize our vocation.. Marriage, single, religious, priest of Jesus Christ…

Maybe Lent plays a part in this work…

We should ask ourselves… Do we understand the reason and purpose for Lent well enough to live it??

If I do understand, well, there is always room for improvement.. right?

If I don’t understand, where do I begin?

Well, we only need to look at how God set things up.. very orderly.  This is how the Magisterium of the One True Church, the Catholic Church helps us understand God’s order… and realize, It is Good.

I told Fr. Paul this week, “When folks ask me; “What did you give up for Lent?” I tell them, “I gave up telling people what I gave up for Lent.”  

Why do I keep it to myself?

Let me admit to you, sharing my personal Lenten goals or how God is at work in my soul, is difficult… 

When I am tempted to really open up about the blessings… I hear the words of Jesus… in Matthew 6:6..  “But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen.  And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.  And when you pray, do not babble on like pagans, for they think that by their many words they will be heard.”

Sometimes, tho, God will not let me keep quiet… and I usually do as he commands… ok, maybe SOMETIMES I do… but it is not easy to do because We must be sure We don’t get in the way… Jesus must receive all the praise and glory…

So, if I ever slip up and ask specifically, “what did you give up for Lent?”  Please tell me… “I gave up telling anyone what I gave up for Lent..”  

That way, should God lead you in a different direction during Lent, you won’t see your Lenten commitment as a failure, but opening of your door to deeper prayer.. if you will follow His command.. to what God has to give, you will be on the path.. ! And, it is GOOD.

Ask yourself,  what about the INWARD and outward signs of the graces of Lent?  Would folks see how God is working in my life? Should I share the inward signs with others?  Are words really necessary or helpful? 

Probably not…  Not yet… because God is still working with us.. and it is a sacred time… we should pull back from the world.. go where God will be waiting for us.

Now, what about this prayer stuff?  What does Jesus mean when he says “go into your inner room”  Where is that?  How do I get there?  Am I afraid to go there?  The mystic, St. Teresa of Avila, wrote a book called the “Interior Castle”… it describes this ‘inner room’ of our soul where God meets each of us.. intimately. 

I don’t know about you… but my inner room can be a frightening place where in prayer, I encounter God.. where he challenges me to be perfect… with and by his grace, bit by bit.

His grace helps me let go of things that separate me from Him.. from Jesus himself… bit by bit… I can’t tell God how to do it… but it happens in my abandonment to His holy Will.. to grow in spirituality… in awareness of His presence.

Last week in Fr. Paul’s homily, he used the term “Microwave”… do you remember he said “Microwave Spirituality”..it was a fleeting comment.. the point being our world today want’s things to happen immediately…upon OUR command… Fortunately, God doesn’t work like that…he works in our ‘inner room’… bit by bit, in His order… and it is Good.

Let’s change gears a bit… let’s not talk about Lent… for a while, nor the process, the time which has passed, or what remains.   Instead, let’s talk about HOPE..  The hope brought to us through our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus.

What is HOPE?  Is it a mere human emotion to escape reality, or is it a deep truth, a trust that somewhere, sometime, that which we desire, shall come to be? 

Maybe HOPE is a deep abiding trust, a yearning for goodness.. Perhaps we begin to understand about HOPE during our prayer time in our inner room?  That sounds good.. but, where does hope, this trust have it’s roots and why do I care??

The roots of hope start deep in the mind of God, then are spoken into existence in the rich soil of creation in the Garden of Eden where God planted and tends it.. Because of His love.. We are aware of HOPE because God has planted it in us..

So, like all gardens that are planted, we wonder, “when is the harvest?”  For Christians.. harvest begins on Easter Sunday… Until then, we hope.

From planning, to planting, watching the weather… to harvest, we go from vision to work, to rest, to hope, to growth, to joy..  That is how God set things up… Isn’t that the order of how things work?  If we change the order of creation, things go downhill quickly, no matter how much I ‘hope’ for change.

Now, God’s creation, the planting, if you will, was GOOD… God spoke perfect potential “in the beginning” though The Word.. Through The Word of God… all creation, was springing forth and thriving because all creation responds to and glorifies The Word.  That is  because creation hears… it is all ‘in order’…and “it is GOOD”. 

Now, if I don’t hear ..or if I refuse to listen to The Word, I hear other things… things other than God. 

Why?  We need go no further than the account of  how Adam and Eve decided .. they CHOSE to disobey, to quit listening to God’s tender, fatherly voice of guidance.  Remember, God set up all existence to be in order.

Adam and Eve broke rank.. they listened to ‘another voice’…and SIN entered the world. They chose to sinfully cultivate the land of creation in furrows which allowed erosion of the rich, orderly topsoil, etching the Earth with deep wounds of sin.

Lent is our time to see where in our lives have we have chosen, like Adam and Eve, to reject The Word… Lent is where I can change the focus of my soul on meeting God in my inner room where he can show his loving plan for me. Lent is where I can properly tend the garden of the outside and the inner room of my soul..Because there is… Hope. Because I can.. Hope…

What does this have to do with today’s readings?  Good question.. let’s get to that.

In the first reading, the LORD said some things to Abram… he sent Abram forth from all he knew and was comfortable with.. family, even his father’s house… to a land God knew of, but kept  secret…

God promised, by doing as commanded, Abram would be the start of something new.. and receive the promise.. the promise that great things were awaiting Abram… both blessings and protection…  So, Abram must have been listening to the right voice… because we hear at the end of that scripture,  “Abram went as the LORD directed him.”.. Now, if you don’t recall, when you read this in your Bible at home, you will see how God worked that out.

In our Responsorial… like Abram, We hear… then we respond… today our response echoes the response to the first reading… perhaps Abram said something like this in response to hearing God’s voice, “Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.” 

Our second reading from 2Timothy could be Abram’s encouragement to those God gave him, to remind them God had called them.

They had listened… and God’s promise was fulfilled. Because they obeyed His truth… they have followed God’s design, not their own.. and God remained faithful..for he cannot deny himself.


In the Gospel, Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.  We are not told which ‘mountain’ they were on…  just “a high one”… we might see this as symbolic of our need to move up towards God… and on a mountain, it can be dangerous.. sometimes you have to crawl.. to get to the top.. 


Once there, Jesus was transfigured… he did not do this to himself.. but the light of God shone from and through his entire being.. it could not be contained… Jesus is The Word… so, of course he knows how to listen to his Father.. 

In the vision, the men saw Jesus, along with Moses and Elijah.. so, this MUST be God at work, revealing to them his plan.. his orderly design.

Peter thought, “Hey, this is what we were expecting to happen!  Finally we can stop all this wandering and being persecuted. We can set up tents here for all to come, see and believe!” 

Poor Peter, he is stuck in the material world.. Limited by his choice…reacting, at first, as Adam and Eve did when they chose to make their own decisions.. 

It seemed all was going well for Peter until God spoke from a bright cloud, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”  It was then the disciples fell prostrate!  They trembled in fear… they were probably saying “Oh, boy, now we’ve done it!”..  until Jesus touched them…then told them to rise and not be afraid.

The disciples began to realize that Jesus was the real deal… that God himself was pleased with His Son…

The disciples had a choice… listen to their own voice or listen to God.  This was the ‘come to Jesus’ moment for the disciples.  This is where they received their command, “Listen to him.”  God speaking, us listening, accepting, then responding in love…  This is order, this is Good.  The disciples also had their own inner room’s transfigured by Jesus… 

I suspect the trip down the mountain would have been very quiet…

Now the Gospel moves on… as Jesus charged his disciples.. "Do not tell the vision to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

It is good that we recognize God’s voice.  It is good we listen to God’s voice. It is good when we receive God’s voice, The Word, his son, in whom God is well pleased, and… we listen to him.. to The Word made flesh…   The Word which we can see during Mass, as the elements of bread and wine are consecrated.

Perhaps we can understand the elements being transfigured, not in a representative or symbolic way, but actually, truly into the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ… right here on the altar when Fr. Paul says the words of consecration and we hear the Father say, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”

We should lovingly obey Jesus when he tells us     , not tell anyone until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.. The vision given to the disciples was intimate, for them alone, to strengthen the truth to them, to maintain their HOPE and to survive the upcoming struggle of  Christ’s Passion.  And so it is for us during Lent…

Lent is about learning and getting strong in Hope… Learning to open our soul to God’s voice, learning his order, learning, bit by bit of his unfathomable love and HOPE for us to be transfigured, as the Disciples were…to trust and Hope in Jesus.

Our own Lenten transfiguration begins in our “inner room”… where we can have the intimate encounter God seeks with us and we are finally able to hear “Listen to him”… be transfigured by Jesus, take up our cross and follow Him.

Jesus Christ be praised, forever!  Amen.



=====

Hover-Link Footnotes:  For the convenience of those readers using devises that lack a mouse, these footnotes are provided for all webpages, in case any webpage contains any hover-links.  (If you don't have a mouse, you can't "hover" it over a link without clicking.)

SLIMC1 Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex
GESGOEAEOT2 Gradually, Ever So Gradually, Over Eons And Eons Of Time
PEWAG3 Punctuated Equilibrium's Wild-Assed Guess
TTRSTF4 Them There Real Scientifical-Type Fellers
TTRSPTF5 Them There Real Smart Perfesser-Type Fellers
TTRSJTF6 Them There Real Smart Journalistical-Type Fellers
SNRTACBT7 Surely No Right Thinking Adult Could Believe Today
STNSEACPB8 Surely Today No Serious Educated Adult Could Possibly Believe
WDN9 We Don't Know
BMDFP10 Baboons, Mongrel Dogs, Filthy Pigs and ...
HBAACOTE11 Human Beings Are A Cancer On The Earth
ACLU12 Anti-Christian Litigation Union
FLORMPORIF13 Flagrant Liar, Or, Mindless Parrot, Or, Innocent Fool
MEJTML14 Marxist Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
IEJTML15 Islamic Ends-Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
MPAV16 Marxist Principles And Values
WBESSWG17 Wise, Benign, Elite, Super-Scientific World Governance
TRMITM18 The Reason Man's In This Mess
IYI19 Intellectual Yet Idiotic

Reference Material

Return to Latest News page

Return to HOME PAGE

Respond to This Article Below The Last Comment

Comments

Respond to this specific article immediately below.  Or,
publish your own new subject Web Page.  Or,
publish your own unrelated brief Passing Thought.


Language and Tone Statement

Please note the language and tone of this monitored Website. This is not the place to stack up vulgar one-liners and crude rejoinders.  While you may support, oppose or introduce any position or argument, submissions must meet our standards of logical rigor and civil discourse.  We will not participate in merely trading insults, nor will we tolerate participants merely trading insults.  Participants should not be thin-skinned or over sensitive to criticism, but should be prepared to defend their arguments when challenged.  If you don’t really have a coherent argument or counter-argument of your own, sit down and don’t embarrass yourself. Nonsensical, immoral or merely insulting submissions will not be published here.  If you have something serious to contribute to the conversation, back it up, keep it clean and keep it civil.  We humbly apologize to all religious conservative thinkers for the need to even say these things, but the New Liberals are what they are, and the internet is what it is. 

If you fear intolerant Leftist repercussions, do not use your real name and do not include email or any identifying information.  Elite Culturally Marxist Authoritarians cannot and will not tolerate your freedom of speech or any opposition to their own rigid pro-Marxist/anti-Christian/anti-American/Globalist/anti-Nation/immoral/anti-white/racist and bigoted point of view. 

Add Your Comment

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

Please enter the word that you see below.

  


Copyrighted Material


Your Host, Vic Biorseth

Never be lukewarm.
Life itself demands passion.
He who is indifferent to God has already forfeited his soul.
He who is indifferent to politics has already forfeited his liberty.
In America, religion is not mere window dressing and citizenship is not a spectator sport.
Do not allow our common destiny as a whole people to just happen without your input. 

Catholic American Thinker
Free E-zine Subscription

You will receive immediate email newsletters with links to new articles as they are published here.  Your email is perfectly secure here; we use it only to send you the
Catholic American Thinker
Newsletter
and nothing else.

Back Issues

Site Search

Keep This Website Going

Related Webpages

Passing Thoughts

Fleeting thoughts of humorous, odd or interesting things that crossed our minds.  Comment at the bottom of any existing Passing Thought, or, add your own Passing Thought right here

Emotionalizing the Intellect as Preparation for Revolution. Emotionalizing Religion, Emotionalizing Science and Emotionalizing Politics: Displacing Rational Thinking with Pure Raw Emotion, for the eventual Violent Overthrowing of Human Civilization.

Conquest by Stealth, of the Church, America and the World.  Antonio Gramsci's stratagem of Conquest by Stealth uses a reversal of 1 Corinthians 5, applied against the Church, against Nations, and against all who would separate themselves from Evil.

This Little Light of Mine on This Little Ark of Ours.  The lowest of the lay citizenry, armed with revealed Truth, bringing their light aboard this little ark, for a rebirth of the Church.

The Middle-Ages were not Dark; these are the real Dark Ages.  The stupid war between Science and Theology is being won by Theology, but you would never know it, because Scientism "owns" education, broadcasting and publication.

Truth, Antitruth and Catholic American Man.  Antitruth creates convenient but false and temporary Comfort-Zones.  Truth may be temporarily inconvenient and uncomfortable, but is the only Permanent Natural Happiness.

The Swamp Fights Back: Never Underestimate Deep Marxist Muck.  The Marxist-Globalist Deep-State Swamp Fights Back against President Trump, We The People and our Constitution.

It's the Violent Revolutionary Ideology, Stupid.  The Political Ideology of James Hodgkinson was the Bloody Marxist Revolution now typical of the American Marxocrat Party and the Fake News Media.  Why doesn't everyone just get that?

What is the Purpose behind Purposeful Ambiguity?  The Cultural Movement out of Practicality, or Practical Reality, and into General Ambiguity, is Systematic.  Looking for the Purpose behind the Purposeful Ambiguity Movement.

Southwest Ohio Resistance Group looking for a few good Catholics.  I can't believe I'm the only "Resistance Group" guy in the whole Dayton area ready to draw my Catholic sword and advance on the enemy.  Are the only strong Catholics around here all way south of town?

The Suicidal Politics allowing Enemy Ideology Political Participation.  On the insane abandoning of simple common sense required to bless and welcome mortal enemy ideologies into full participation in the whole political process.

Globally Despised Trump Now Running Globally Despised America.  Marxism-Infected Western Thinking has been trending to Cultural Marxism for 100+ Years, and Along Comes Globally Despised Trump, to Upset the Global Apple Cart.  (It’s All Anti-Capitalist Sentiment.)

A Globalist Comeuppance at the hands of Trump.  Fake News, Fake Science, Fake Education, New World Order, Secularism, Marxism, Islam, all Globalist Movements Piled-On to Get Trump, and Trump is handing them all a Globalist Comeuppance.

Bedroom Laws:  Making Abomination Legal by Violating Subsidiarity.  Under the mask of "getting government out of the bedroom" the champions of abomination put the federal government in charge of your bedroom.

On the Green Foolery, in which Green became the new Red.  The Green Foolery fooled generations of students into joining "Green Revolutions" on phony emergency bases, all to benefit the more hidden but very real Marxist Revolution already under way.

The Coexistence Lunacy.  All the Coexistence Nuts, inviting, welcoming, protecting and blessing their own future murderers.  (And ours.)

On Going-Catholic in this Anti-Catholic World.  Going Catholic, or going MORE Catholic, is the Only Real Antidote for the Spreading Global Social Poison of Untruth, Unreason and Evil.

Complying with Jihad, with chin-up, stiff upper lip and all that.  Show no fear and keep your chin up.  It makes it easier for them to cut your throat.  Show them how you are not the least bit terrorized, by complying with Jihad.  That'll teach 'em. 

Treason and Stupidity:  co-dependent cooperators against Civilization.  The Traitor needs to fool someone.  Treason "recruits" cooperators.  Really big treacherous deceptions demand really big frauds.  Treason and Stupidity need and feed each other.

Are we the real Catholic Church, or the Church of All Nice People?  Does the real Catholic Church worship God, or itself?  Is it a distinct religion, or is it a "Blend"?  Is Truth Himself unchangeable, or malleable?

Is it Science as Idolatry, or Religion as Superstition?  Science was corrupted the moment it divorced Christianity; corrupted science then dropped the Scientific Method, adopted Science of Consensus, and became Science as Idolatry.

Arm the Citizenry, for the best internal National Security.  And how do we Arm the Citizenry?  Very simple.  Get the Government out of the way and the citizenry will arm themselves.

The Relentless Evil of Satan Persists, so long at this world exists.  Post Memorial-Day signals of "Peace Rising" are undercut by the relentless evil that persists on earth, advancing the cause of evil through deceptive treachery.

President Trump calls for Memorial Day of Prayer.  You won't hear about President Trump's call for a day of prayer anywhere in the anti-American Fake News, so here it is.

Political Arguments: Constructive, Destructive and Downright Stupid.  Political Arguments controlled by Political Parties morph into Agendas for Pure Party Power.  Political Power that usurps or replaces legitimate Government Power is Treasonous Power.

On-Line Resource for Learning the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.  From finding the Sunday and Daily Liturgical Calendar Propers and Readings, to Full Catechesis, to a Direct Comparison between the Extraordinary and the Ordinary Forms.

Truth Wins in the end, because Truth simply Is, and Truth does not change.  No matter how deep the swamps, no matter how deep the lies and deceptions, no matter how bad the politics, no matter now corrupt the one true religion, in the end, Truth Wins.

Who will drain the Catholic Swamp, and how, exactly?  Trump is draining the Washington Swamp; what about the Catholic Swamp?  Our last perfectly capable Pope abdicated for apparent political reasons, certainly not health.  Was he Swamped?

Providing National Security Without the Anathema Option.  If Anathematizing Islam is "not who we are", then, who are we?  National Security devoid of any National Anathemas means Security Measures enforced only against ourselves and our liberty and freedom.

Trying the Anathema Option for National Security.  (Nothing else is working.)  The abandonment and non-use of the Anathema Option is at the root of our own Religious Suicide, National Suicide, Cultural Suicide and Western Civilization Suicide.

"Civilized" Islamic Nations versus the True Islamic Religion.  When Politics drives Religion in Islamic Nations, the whole world is safer; when Religion drives Politics in Islamic Nations, the whole world is menaced.

The Ungodly Never-Trumpers who don't even know what they are.  If a Marxist Useful Idiot knew he was a Useful Idiot he wouldn't be a Useful Idiot.  Similarly, Ungodly Never Trumpers don't even know how they promote Ungodliness.

Extremist Faith:  In Catholicism & Islamism, Marxism & Americanism.  True Catholicism is the most Extremist religion on earth.  So is "true" Islam, the other way.  And, Marxism and American Constitutionalism are extremist political opposites.

Washington Swamp Critters: Deadlier than any Everglades Critters.  Draining the Washington Swamp unveils all the venomous Clintonistas and Obamunists of the Shadow Government, running the Deep-State Politics of graft, blackmail, take-down and rigged elections.

We Gotta Impeach Trump, for Being Elected, Among Other Crimes.  We were Nailing Down the Coffin Lid on American Capitalism, Building True Socialist Justice and Saving the Planet, and He Stopped the Whole Process!

On our Judicial Traitors, using our Courts to bring America down.  Globalist, anti-American Judges and Justices who consistently oppose the very Constitution they falsely swore to uphold and are charged in office to obey, protect and work from within.

On the necessity of using Barbarian Allies against the worst Barbarians.  Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Moslem nations so fear ISIS that they will ally with despised America and Israel against it.  But never forget that Barbarian Allies are still Barbarians, at the core.

On the Dividing Lines that make distinct religions, nations and cultures.  Globalism, the UN, the EU, Marxism and Islam all blur dividing lines to force the world into one impossible hodgepodge mixture of cultures, from the most civilized to the most barbaric.

Purposeful Unbalance of Culture through Unnatural Forced Inclusiveness.  The ultimate aim of Marxism is not "fairness" or "justice", but increased unbalance, disorder and chaos.

Media Lies, Corrupted Deep-State Agencies and Marxified America.  The Establishment-Owned Deep-State and their Media Leaks Versus President Trump and America As Constituted.

On The Demonic Replacement of Distinction with Diversity.  Diversity, Plurality, Multi-Culturalism, etc., acting against distinct religions, distinct nations, distinct borders of every kind, even distinct individual being.  Against Distinction Itself.

All the "Catholic" Ducks:  If a Pope walks like a duck ...   If a critter walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, and is constantly seen in the company of ducks, it may be proper to assume that the critter just might be a duck.  Including Catholic critters.

Did the breakdown and loss of the Scientific-Method begin with Darwinism?  In the Evolutionary Trail of Modern Scientism, Marxism points back to Freudianism, and farther back to Darwinism.  Was that where Modern Man initially took Science off the rails?

Spineless Leaders cause more cultural harm than Traitorous Leaders.  Spineless Leaders who push rather than pull, who lead from the rear of the column, and who are too weak or cowardly to actually confront any enemy.

Church Militant Resistance Movement:  Will you join it?  For once, a "Resistance" Grass-Roots Movement that is for Culture and not against it; for Magisterial Teaching, and against Error.  (Is that already Counter-Cultural?)

On the All-Out Assault on Truth, in the Church and in Politics.  Fake News, False Doctrine, the rise of Indifferentism through Diversity, and the ultimate Blessing Of Evil, all done in the Face of Unchanging and Unchangeable Truth.

The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Rope-A-Dope Political Trick.  Getting the populace all exercised to grow the government over yet another political false premise involving yet another imaginary Constitutional "Right".

Red Jihad:  How Marxism uses Islam as just another Revolutionary Tool.  The Red Left consistently  feeds the "Islam Is Peace" lie, blames the Right, Capitalism, white people or the USA for acts of Jihad, to help  feed and grow Pre-Revolution Chaos and Disorder.

Forced Return to Constitutionalism:  The Only Realistic Swamp-Draining.  The only realistic way to "Drain The Swamp" is to brutally club anti-Constitution Government Officials back under their own Constitution, or out of Government altogether.

The Rise of the Anti-Culture; the Anti-Church and the Anti-State.  While responsible "Leaders" look the other way, or pretend not to see, The World is taking all good institutions down from the inside.  That is what the new Anti-Culture is all about.

Indifference to Cult is the Most Destructive Lie of Human Culture.  How can an Identifiable Culture last if children are taught to "make up their own minds" about Cult?  Indifference toward cult eventually destroys all culture.

All the Universally Believed Lies of the Left, feeding Cultural Devastation.  The universally believed lies pushed by evil men and their Useful Idiots and Agent Provocateurs, "Revolutionizing" human culture away from Simple Common Sense and Natural Law.

On the Managed Decline of Catholicism in America.  The Managed Decline of the Catholic Church in America, like the Managed Decline of American Constitutionalism, is being treacherously orchestrated FROM THE INSIDE.

The Apolitical Lord Jesus, Who Split Religion and Politics.  Until Jesus, Religion and Politics were Combined.  Jesus hit history with a force that split time itself, established the New Calendar and Split Worldly and Ecclesial Government Apart.

The Moslem-Marxist Barbaric Collusion against Human Civilization.  All the evidence points to a deep Moslem-Marxist Barbaric Collusion against religions, nations, and even civilization itself.

The Perps:  All the upside-down Social Lies, and their Perpetrators.  Unmasking the Perps.

Unrecognized Revolutionaries, in Churches, Governments and Citizenries.  Determined detractors of existing Doctrine, Law and Order, who never leave the Institution they despise, are Unrecognized Revolutionaries, who intend to Take Over, or, Bring The Institution Down.

Truth Hating Catholics:  See No Evil, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil Clerics.  The three divisions in the Church Hierarchy:  Those who champion the Truth, those who oppose Him, and those who avoid Him.  The Opposers and the Avoiders are Truth Hating Catholics.

All the America Hating Americans, working hard to bring America down.  The American Citizenry has been infected with America hating Americans from her birth.  But this national self-hatred really took off after the birth of Communism.

Civilized Moslems:  Ataturk's Turkey and the Shah's Iran had them.  Once, Civilized Moslems, Educated Women and Peaceful, Attractive, Beautiful Cities predominated in lands where now we see little other than Typical Islamic Barbarity.

Social Darwinism, Neo-Freudianism and Marxist Utopianism, all, Displace God.  Social Darwinsim applied Biological Evolution to Human Societies; Neo-Freudianism emphasized Human Culture over Individual Biology; Marxism emphasized the Collective over the Individual.

Trump Flips:  Are they Flips, or "Art Of The Deal" Deal-Making?  Note that in every so-called Trump Flip-Flop, Trump winds up in a much better relationship and/or a much stronger negotiating position with some former adversary.

On Disciples, Timid Believers and Traitors to the Faith, on Maundy Thursday.  Entering the Easter Triduum, all three groups will be spoken of in the Passion Readings.  To which group do you belong?

A Trump Inspired Global Turning:  A World Returning to Cultural Sanity.  Kiss the notions of a "Post-Christian World" and a "Post-American World" goodbye.  We may be seeing a Massive Global Turning Away from Imminent Global Disaster.

Globalist Pope Francis' Marxist Program to End All Sovereign Nations.  Our Globalist Pope leads the attack on all National Sovereignty to bring an end to all national borders in favor of Total Global Disorder, ostensibly for the good of the Planet and the Poor.

Trump Hitting Syrian Airbase was the Right Thing To Do.  "Do the Right Thing."  Advice you should have gotten from your Father, Mother, Priest, Elders, Teachers. etc.  A thing is either Right or Wrong.  It's not Democratic; it's Right or Wrong.

Politics Defined:  Nations are Political Entities; War and Peace are Political.  Religion orders human behavior.  Politics control human behavior.  Politics, Defined, is where Eternal Truth meets Temporary Worldly Ambitions and Rulers.

Marxist Politics in America:  The Political Revolution that is conquering USA.  No one seems to recognize the Progressive Marxist Politics that are displacing the Constitution, aimed at eventual establishment of another typical Communist Dictatorship in America.

On Innies and Outies:  No, not Belly Buttons, but Personal Philosophies.  Rights are Innies; Responsibilities are Outies.  Feelings are Innies; Realities are Outies.  Personal Comforts are Innies; Guiding Principles are Outies.  Sins are Innies; Doctrines are Outies.

Benghazi Liars Susan Rice and Adam Schiff Aid and Abet Treason Again.  After all their public lies covering up Obama administration gun-running collusion with Al Qaeda closing with the Stevens assassination, they now lie again to break a Presidency.

Planet of the Atheists:  An Education-Induced New World Order.  Globalist Revolutionary Educators are systematically breaking down Human Civilization to replace it with a new Planet of the Atheists.

Mitochondrial Eve & Y-Chromosomal Adam v Darwinism and the "Natural" Homo.  If all human DNA traces back to Mitochondrial Eve and Y-Chromosomal Adam, then the religion of Darwinism and the "Naturalness" of the homosexual condition are both refuted.

Why does Flynn need Legal Immunity?  Because the Legal Process is so Corrupt.  So long as the Senate, the House and Courts, Judges and Justices up and down the line are driven by Political Party Agenda and not by the Constitution or the Law as written, Truth does not matter.

Repealing Obamacare means getting the federal government completely out of it.  The Political Parties will never repeal it.  Repeal it Hell; Kill it, and the States and Private Sector will scramble for the business.  Strike it down as flagrantly unconstitutional and illegal law.

Trump, the Freedom Caucus and the Bogus Health Care "Entitlement".  The Freedom Caucus was right; but Dead Right; the rest of the Party Opposed them.  Trump is making them unite, as a Party, while fracturing a unified Marxocrat Party.

Trumping The Parties:  President Trump is Changing American Politics.  President Trump's Deal Making is out manipulating the professional manipulators of the Washington Establishment Club, and picking apart their Political Parties.

How Our Anti-American Political Parties Oppose Constitutional America.  Party Agenda is Everything; the Constitution is Nothing; Marxocrats Oppose Everything American; Republicrats are Weak or Sneaky Bipartisan Cooperators; All Favor a Globalist New World Order.

Nationalizing Catholicism:  Introducing the Democratholic Church of America.  While we have been off worrying about our own government suppressing our religion, Party Politics has been quietly infiltrating the Church and turning it into a Government Agency.

The Elite, Effete, Upper-Class Science-Deniers of the New World Order.  Denial of God is denial of Truth, which leads to denial even of solid empirical facts that do not support the inevitable man-made alternative ideology.

Hard, Cold Reality squeezes Leftist Lies, and Leftie Lunacy pops out.  Many people raised and bathed in lies all their lives simply cannot handle the shock of reality.  The inevitable confrontation brings out real Leftie Lunacy.

Empty Confessionals, Popular Liturgy and the Communion Stampede.  Nobody notices or even thinks about all the empty confessionals, but everybody "participates" in Liturgy and everybody receives the Most Blessed Sacrament.

The Islamic Connection between ISIS, Random Terrorism and Global Jihad.  It is the unseen Islamic Connection that is conquering Western Civilization: The Known Terrorist Groups, Native Born Convert Terrorists, Global Jihadists, etc. are all Moslems who read the same Koran.

Breaking Government "Sausage-Making" to Repeal Obamacare.  Political Government Sausage Making versus plain and simple Constitutional Government is the sole problem with repealing Obamacare.

The sole path to Islamic Heaven is to die a martyr in performance of Jihad.  That's it.  Islam assures no one else of salvation.  Male martyrs get a permanent erection; female martyrs get a permanently erect penis.  No kidding.

Notable Quotable Judie Brown, on Trump, Life and Death.  American Life League's Quotable Judie Brown nailed the essence of the response to Trump's offer to Planned Parenthood.

The Politics versus Truth dichotomy conundrum.  Even knowing how vehemently both Establishment Political Parties hate the Constitution, it's still shocking how openly they oppose that which they have all sworn to uphold.

Looking more closely at Pope Francis' chosen Papal Pals.  If a critter walks like a duck, talks like a duck and is constantly seen in the company of other ducks, the logical conclusion is that he most probably is a duck.

Alinskyite Dolan:  Anti-American American, Anti-Catholic Cardinal.  Cardinal Timothy Dolan may be the perfect Undercover Alinskyite Anti-Institution Subversive Radical Marxist Revolutionary.

Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire, Nose As Long As A Telephone Wire.  "Liar Liar" applies to the whole Washington Establishment, both of their Parties and their whole Fake News Media, in their obsessive-compulsive mission to destroy Trump.

On Ending Quantitative Easing and Bursting the QE Bubble.  Does a stock market crash mean an economic crisis?  Not necessarily.  A burst of the QE Bubble could be a step toward Market Sanity.

The Great Evil Nationalism Lie:  Nationalism is not Evil; Globalism is Evil.  The Evil Nationalism Lie says that nations with borders are not needed, which is to say, there is no such thing as Evil that needs to be kept out.  Don't worry your little head about it.

The Great Melting Pot Lie:  America is and always was a Distinct Culture.  The American "Melting Pot" of Immigration cooks an Assimilation Stew, in which Immigrants become Americans, rather than American Culture becoming Suicidally Diverse.

Marian Consecration ain't easy for us "Marthas".  It's the part about worrying about one thing only: fully returning the love that is given, and trusting that everything else will be taken care of.

2nd Sunday of Lent, Transfigured of our Lord Cycle A  Hope, inner soul room, transfiguration

Trump Rising:  "We'll fully fund Planned Parenthood if they stop Abortions."  Planned Parenthood's Answer:  No!  We're PROUD to be committing Abortions!

Globalist Stupidassism in the Vatican.  Globalist Fraud after Hoax after Scam, all promoted in the Pontifical Academy of Science and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences "Workshop on Biological Extinction."

The greatest threat to Constitutional America?  Immorality.  Insidious, growing Immorality poses a greater threat than the growing ideologies of Marxism, Islam, Globalism, or any of America's external enemies, combined.

"Good Cop, Bad Cop" Political Parties versus We The People.  The Republicrat Party is the Good Cop, the Marxocrat Party is the Bad Cop, both are owned and operated by the same Establishment Club, and We The People are the "Suspect".

On Good Globalism, Bad Globalism, and Nationalism.  The International "Good" Aims of Catholicism and larger Christianity versus the "Evil" Aims of Communism, Islam and Freemasonry, related to the Natural Civil Order of Sovereign Nations.

Unconstitutional Obamacare, and Unconstitutional Replacementcare.  If federal control of private industry is illegal, then why would any sworn-in, honest and fully conscious Congress simply replace one blatant illegality with another?

Wiretapping Trump:  Why is anyone surprised?  Wiretapping Trump may be among the least of all the Obamunist - Marxocrat Party crimes against the Constitution and the Citizenry of the USA.

Original Design preserves the Church, and preserves America.  The Original Design of the Church was of Divine Authorship.  The Original Design of the USA was as "perfect" as any mere men could ever design.

On the California Secession Movement:  Hold the Yippees and Yahoos.  A California Secession should be put down as was the Democrat South after the Civil War.  Per Amendment XIV, "Rebels" could never vote or hold elective office again.

It's all about Marxist Revolution, not sexual license or saving the planet.  "Organizing is a euphemism for Revolution."--Saul Alinsky, who invented Grass-Roots Community Organizing for Eventual Marxist Revolution.

Return to Constitutionalism means a return to Original American Faith.  Constitutional Originalism requires understanding the Faith of the Authors of the Constitution at the time of Ratification.

On the Establishment Rage aimed at President Trump.  Globalist, Marxist, Anti-American, Anti-Christian, Anti-Law, Unbalanced Establishment Rage aimed at the Trump Presidency and Agenda, is Dedicated and Committed to Destroying his Presidency.

Trump Speak:  What's new in Trump's speech to Congress?  Nothing whatsoever.  Trump Speak is People Speak.  He's been saying the exact same things from the very beginning.  The Establishment, the Media and all other Globalists and Cultural Marxists were never even listening, until now.

"Offer it up?"  What the hell is that?  Where is the Grace in That?  When all is woe, you feel abandoned by God, and you say "God, where are you?", there He hangs, suffering on the Cross, abandoned and mocked, saying "People, where are you?  Is it all for nothing?"

How is Mary the Mediatrix of All Graces?  Isn't Jesus the sole Mediator?  Again, it depends on whether you view it in Earth time, or Heaven time.  In Eternity, past, present and future all exist in the same "moment".

On Satan's Blind Rage against "The Woman".  Was the war between Satan and The Woman, or, between the Seed of Satan, and the Seed of the Woman?  It depends upon whether you view it from Earth, or from Heaven.

The Looming Islamic War:  Sunni, ISIS, Shia, Kurds, Russia, Israel, USA?  Sunni nations allying with Israel against ISIS?  Excuse me?  Shia nations allying with Russia?  Who's on First here?

Amnesty Schmamnesty!  Feelings are feelings and the law is the law.  "Feelings" and "Values" and "Who We Are" and other Freudian-Marxian tricks are not the law, and they do nothing for National Security other than to harm it.

How Sworn in Operators of the Law can actually Hate the Law.  The Marxocrat Party, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, etc., all solemnly sworn to uphold the Law, but who actually Hate The Law.

Who is guaranteed Freedom of the Press?  CNN, or you and me?  The First Amendment Rights were written to protect all Citizens, not to solely protect Partisan Propagandist Corporations to the exclusion of others. 

Draining Swamps (Plural) through the Information Revolution.  Well, ya gotcher Global Swamp, ya gotcher National Swamps andja gotcher Catholic Clerical Swamp.  And Information Technology is the Roto-Rooter in all of them.

Koran is a Cult and should be Outlawed.  Or, get ready for violence on our own soil.

How obstinate and (stupid) Egalitarianism acts to destroy civilization.  Are we not all children of God, to be treated absolutely equally, and is that not Egalitarianism?  Well, in a word, no.

The Source of Radical Islamic Terrorism?  Mohammed and the Koran.  Radical Marxist Terrorism comes out of the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital.  Similarly, Radical Islamic Terrorism comes right straight out of the Koran.

How Cultural Marxism induces the commission of National Suicide.  Ideological Marxism has almost totally abandoned armies and force of arms, switching to Subversion and getting us to commit National Suicide.

American Exceptionalism in a nutshell:  Citizen Upward Mobility.  Unique American Exceptionalism is why everyone wants to come here.  Here, citizens can "move up" and improve their own condition in life.

In this Information War, a Disinformation Program has established Unreality.  An Information War is unlike any war we have ever fought.  Now, what Truth fights, is massive persistent belief in Unreality.

President Trump and the Strong, Manly Leadership we were all looking for.  Strong, Manly Leadership has finally arrived in America.  The Church still waits for it.

Watching President Trump Breaking the Fake News Media.  Wow.  I mean, like, wow.  Watching Trump Breaking the Fake News Media is the Best Show In Town.  It's a beautiful thing.

Evil Globalist Desperation drives the Rush to Impeach Trump.  They are desperate to find a way to impeach Trump, now, while they still own the Chief Justice and an "Establishment" majority in Congress.

Were Mary of Magdela and Mary of Bethany the same woman?  Could an earlier freeing of demonic possession be the reason behind Mary of Bethany's radical faith, through true recognition of exactly Who Jesus Was?

The still unrecognized evil goal of the Trump Opposition.  It isn't just Trump they are after, and it isn't just Constitutional America they seek to destroy.  The unrecognized evil goal is Globalism, and the end of nations and liberty of man.

President Trump, a Sign of Contradiction in the World.  Am I the only one who sees Trump as what we are all called to be but are not; a sign of contradiction in the world, opposed by many?  Or am I nuts? 

Scripture, War and Peace.  Does Scripture ban war, forbid division, invite unlimited unity, and thereby deny the existence of evil?

The Pasquino Statue comes alive, with questions for Pope Francis.  Posters all over Rome revive the ancient "Pasquino Statue" tradition of lay people questioning the Pope.

The George Soros Republicrats.  Is anyone surprised that Soros money backed McCain, Graham, Ryan, Rubio, etc.?  I'm not. 

Massive Public Outrage for Hire, to the Highest Bidder.  The Woman's March on Washington, the ongoing Airport Demonstrations, all, and more, all bought and paid for, in advance.

On "Killer" Putin and the Indefensible Trump Remarks.  Putin's a Killer, but, like, we're not, so we should all just run and hide from Putin.  Right?

Democracy Breaking:  Returning America to a Constitutional Republic.  Repealing Wilson's 16th and 17th Amendments, and returning to America's brilliant original conceptual design.

Party Breaking:  Catholicism's Key to Church Greatness.  Catholicism's real key to making the Church great again is to break clerical allegiance to Party and return sole allegiance to the Revealed Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Party-Breaking:  Trump's Key to American Greatness.  Trump's real key to Making American Great Again is to break allegiance to Party and return sole allegiance to Constitutional America.

The Minimum Wage Lie: Raising unemployment, uplifting no one.  You just can't fool the natural law that controls economics.

The Stupid (or Evil) Bishops Helping the Global Islamization Cause.  Leading Dioceses (and America) into social suicide. 

Potentially Wrong Decisiveness v Always Wrong Indecision.  President Trump's bold decisiveness contrasted with Pope Francis' Pronounced Indecision.

On the new (to me) heresy of Popalitry.  False belief that a Pope can do no wrong leads to Pope Worship.

Do we have a Diabolically Controlled Pope?  Every time he opens his mouth, he makes himself a fool. 

Cultural Marxist Indecency is always on public display.  It's so obvious even the lying media can't hide it any more.

The "Hitlerian" Trump Slander: Communism's Oldest Deceptive Strategy.  Fake News Media, the Pope, the Marxocrat Party, and even Republicrat "Establishment" types raise the specter of Nazism associated with "Populist" President Trump, who isn't even an ideologue.

American-defined Equality, Life, Liberty, Property: that, we can unite on.  In the American interpretation only - not the Marxist interpretation, and not the Islamic interpretation.  We should unite with any who embrace these Four American Foundational Civil Rights

It's "Time To Unite" with anti-Americans and all forms of evil?  My Ass!  We The People should reach out to them?  As they are?  Why? !!!  Shouldn't they be trying very hard to convert themselves and reconcile with us?  If not, why not?

The Dubia Aftermath shows that Pope Francis still doesn't get it.  Non-response to the Dubia means a Warning; non-response to that means a second Warning, and finally, a non-Pope Council to depose the Pope.

The Inaugural aftermath shows that the Establishment still doesn't get it.  Horror of horrors!  Trump keeps saying what he always keeps saying!  And the Marxocrats may be Marxified, but the Republicrats are just plain Stupidified.

Praying for President Trump on Inauguration Day.  Invoking the Protection of the Holy Spirit on our new President as all of American and world Cultural Marxism becomes more and more dangerously unhinged.

The Anti-Reality of Show Biz, exemplified by "The View".  Leftist opposition to Nature, Men, Christianity, Life, Human Babies, Marriage, etc., amounts to insane opposition to Reality itself, by nearly all of Hollywood.

On the Freeing of the Bradley/Chelsea Manning Creature.  Only in Obama's America could Bradley Manning commit treason, go to prison, get a sex-change operation at our expense and then be turned loose.

"Blacklisting" McCarthyites was America's First National Poison Pill.  Now, Cultural Marxists are "Blacklisting" every expression of love of America, and our own sitting government, almost in its majority, hates America.

All the Congressmen boycotting Trump's inauguration are of one Marxist mindset.  How much ya wanna bet all the Congressmen boycotting the inauguration should have been impeached from office and charged with criminal malfeasance in office long ago?

The Marxified Racism of Rep. John Lewis is OK because it's anti-white.  Taking full advantage of racist Black Privilege, Rep. John Lewis exemplifies the new purely politically-based Marxist Racism of his beloved Marxocrat Party.

Should we treat Islam differently than other religions?  If not, why not?  Doesn't Islam treat the whole non-Islamic world differently than it treats Islam?

Promoting Evil by Doing Good: The Evil Fruit of the PC Do-Gooders.  How Political Correctness and Good Intentions have overpowered Human Reason and Critical Thinking, to promote Self Destructive Evils.

Joe Biden keeps getting Medals from Evil Men for supporting Evil Deeds.  Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, awarded him the US Medal of Participation.  Notre Dame awarded him the "Laetare" Medal of Moral Equivalency.

Wouldn't it drive Fake-News nuts if President Trump joined the March For Life?  The whole Marxocrat Party, their Fake News Media and All Hollywood Nobility would go ballistic.

Is Putin's Hack of our Election why Hillary Won the Popular Vote?  If the Russian Election Hack actually affected the election, maybe that's why the Popular Vote went to Hillary.

Cyber Security:  A Globally Accessible Totally Secure system is an oxymoron.  A computer system may be globally accessible or totally secure, but not both at the same time.

Determining how stupid it can get when it just keeps getting stupider.  Desperately trying to finally answer the question "How Stupid Can It Get?" in a limitless, growing, dynamic environment of exponentially multiplying, ever increasingly radical stupidities.

"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization  make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII

"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor.  It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi

Traditional Latin Tridentine Mass, offered at Assumption Grotto Church in  Detroit, Michigan.  Our deepest prayer, our highest form of worship, and the way God should be treated.

Find a Latin Mass

The Vietnam War Proved the American News Media's Treacherous Anti-American Marxism.
Note the Military Assault Rifle common to the American Founding Era.

Atheist Genesis:

In the beginning there was nothing, and nothing happened to nothing.
And then nothing accidentally exploded and created everything.
And then some bits of everything accidentally encountered other bits of everything and formed some new kinds of everything.
And then some bits of everything accidentally arranged themselves into self-replicating bits of everything.
And then some self-replicating bits of everything accidentally arranged themselves into dinosaurs.
See?

(See The Darwinism Pages)

If you can't find the page you're looking for, try the
SITE MAP.