Sunday, 28 February 2021

Tis Good Lord to Be Here, but not in most of the Archdiocese of Toronto, because Cardinal Collins says that here, there is


How much longer, Eminence, will you cower before priests who refuse to offer the Sacraments and open their churches? 

How much longer, Eminence, will you cower before the diktats of an egoist, unchurched, ignoramus Premier who has neither common sense nor an intelligent quotient above room temperature in order to govern rather than cower in fear before a modern day Mengele! 

How much longer, Eminence, will you cower before “virtuous” public health officials, who have used psychological warfare on the public and a Mayor that laughs behind your back? 

How much longer, Eminence, will you engage in this spiritual abuse that you have put upon the faithful by cooperating with this evil? 

Advent. Christmastide. Epiphantide. The Gesimas. Ordinary Time, if you will. Ash Wednesday. Lent I, II. Is Holy Week next? No Triduum for the second year? Easter, gone? My bet is, yes!

Quite the legacy. 

Cowardice. Hypocrisy. Abandonment of the sheep by a false Shepherd.

Shameful!



1 'Tis good, Lord, to be here!
Thy glory fills the night;
Thy face and garments, like the sun,
Shine with unborrowed light.

2 'Tis good, Lord, to be here,
Thy beauty to behold,
Where Moses and Elijah stand,
Thy messengers of old.

3 Fulfiller of the past!
Promise of things to be!
We hail Thy body glorified,
And our redemption see.

4 Before we taste of death,
We see Thy kingdom come;
We fain would hold the vision bright,
And make this hill our home.

5 'Tis good, Lord, to be here!
Yet we may not remain;
But since thou bidst us leave the mount,
Come with us to the plain.

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Archdiocesan Toronto Catholics in Simcoe County - After only one week, there is No Mass For You! Is York Region next?

After only one week, it appears that the Chief Medical Officer of Health in Simcoe County, part of the Archdiocese Toronto, has developed irritable bowel syndrome and has ordered General Secretary Ford of the Ontario Politburo to deploy what His Excellency, Mister MacCarthy calls in his latest memo to all clergy and parish staff, the "emergency brake." Thus, after only one week, in Simcoe County, there is now:


Of course, Comrade Ford has actually not banned the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in public, he has insanely and simply and arbitrarily with no basis in science, reduced religious services and ritual to a maximum of ten. This means that with a little work and creativity, Mass could go on, publicly, to a maximum of ten. However, never to be outdone by political fascists, our episcopal fascists have once again, doubled down and shut down entirely, the public celebration of Holy Mass. After only one week!

There is no other phrase to describe this action on the part of His Eminence Mr. Neil MacCarthy, Thomas Collins as spiritual abuse!


The Cardinal, in a letter earlier this week, seemed to threaten that he might, in a rare moment of courage, just perhaps, possibly could just might actually, consider and actually may beg, plead or ask, Comrade Ford and the Ontario Politburo to relent. He then had the temerity to ask the good people of the Archdiocese of Toronto to engage in a letter or telephone campaign to implore, beg, cajole, beseech and otherwise grovel to our politburo masters if we could "please, Sir, may I have some more," Mass when it was he, himself, that shut it down.

The Cardinal, who cancels priests and then waxes on in homilies online about being cancelled and begs the laity to back him up and write to demand answers when he refuses to respond to the laity and their emails, letters and phone calls, has quite the nerve.

There is a word that our Lord Jesus Christ used for this.

"But woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you shut the kingdom of heaven against men, for you yourselves do not enter in; and those that are going in, you suffer not to enter." Matthew 21:13

The effect of this on the people of Simcoe will be profound. The future economic survival of our parishes to say nothing about the loss of faith is now at greater risk.

It is the legacy of Cowardinal Thomas Collins.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Cardinal Collins to the faithful - "We will be asking for your assistance in contacting our elected officials to amplify our voices."

 It was back on November 18, 2020, that I first wrote about Thomas Cardinal Collins shuttering Archdiocese of Toronto churches. He intended to move from the government diktat of thirty percent occupancy to fifty persons, even in churches that would hold 500, 800 or 1,200. A few days later, after the Premier reduced occupancy to a maximum of ten persons, the Cardinal ordered the cessation of public Mass. The label No Mass For You with a picture of the Cardinal taken from a leaked webinar video with his finger rising in the manner of the Seinfeld Soup Nazi, emphasized clearly what he was doing to the lay faithful. The Cardinal NAZI. The clericalist extraordinaire. Mass for me. Sacraments for me. None for you. On Thursday, November 26, 2020, I wrote an open letter to the Cardinal. I have consistently, sometimes daily, urged the Cardinal to repent of this error and to challenge the provincial diktat and stand up for our religious rights. I have urged him to join with other Christian pastors in the fight. I have urged him to dare the Premier to arrest him and his priests. 

In a stunning letter today, four months later and four months, no; eleven months too late, Cardinal Collins actually has the temerity to indicate that he is about to call upon the Catholic faithful to send a letter to the Premier and elected Members to beg them to return to us, our rights. The Cardinal writes of equity and rights and the numbers permitted in retail but not in worship. Where has he been? Have we not been saying this for months, nearly a year?

This is the same man who in the leaked webinar video referred to the public health officials that he has cowardly allowed to do this to the Church and the faithful as "virtuous." He failed to stand up to these virtuous cretins who put our religious rights as less than our right to buy marijuana. 

I wrote that he should have kept churches open and fought and defied the reduction to ten. That he should have ordered every priest to comply with his order or face suspension and to defy the government through the opening of churches with proper precautions - as we did from June to November. He admitted that there was no data that supported the suspicion that the virus was being transmitted in churches. He went along with all the diktats of politicians and public health minions and did nothing, nothing at all to confront them, nothing more than a phone call or putting his failed communications director on it. The same one who told Toronto priests, "we're handling it," with regards to so-called gay-straight alliances in Catholic schools. Yes, they handled that all right, as bad as they handled this.

It's an embarrassment. It is laughable that only now has he awoken from his slumber, only now, he worries about our spiritual needs, only now, does he consider that he might, just in case, ask us to write a letter or make a phone call. Does this woeful Shepherd think we've not been? At least, those of us to care enough?

I guess the money is running out. Yes, that is it. It's all about the money. Even Andy MacBeth has realized that and earlier this week opened St. Margaret of Scotland for private prayer. What happened, Father, a little blog publicity? 

The cowardice, the betrayal and the legacy of failure of Thomas Collins is a pathetic indictment on his whole tenure as Archbishop which will come to an end in a year. He has sold us out for less than thirty pieces of silver to the radical secularists. He gives homilies now about persecution. Well, this is the man that opened the door to it by failing to stand up when necessary. Failing to rally the Catholic faithful when it would have meant something. Now, he offers a vacuous and ineffectual threat that he might ask us to write a letter, an email or pick up a telephone.

It won't happen, Eminence. The people have been abandoned by you to the secularist wolves. You failed when it was necessary to act in March 2020 and November 2020. It is simply too little, too late. It won't work. The political class is laughing at you.

What a failure. What a coward. What a legacy.


February 24, 2021
 
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
 
Lent is a penitential season in which, each year, we prepare ourselves for the celebration of Easter by following the call of Jesus to engage in prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. This past year of pandemic has itself been a kind of penitential season, forcing us to consider our human fragility, and the stark fact of sickness and death.

Many people have experienced great privation, which has come uninvited, and not as a penitential choice. And yet, just as the voluntary penances of Lent can lead us to a deeper appreciation of our human frailty – the fact that we are dust and to dust we shall return -  and of our need for God, so too we pray that these involuntary privations may be experienced in a way that will lead not to fruitless anger, but to a deeper self-awareness, and to compassion for our neighbours who are suffering.
 
Especially in a time of crisis, our sacramental life is essential. Here is an update on the operation of churches in the Archdiocese of Toronto. As of this writing, the following restrictions remain in effect for places of worship in the archdiocese:

  • Durham Region, Simcoe County, Orangeville and York Region churches – these areas have returned to the “Red” (Control) designation, as determined by the Province of Ontario. This permits churches in these regions to operate sacramental celebrations at 30% capacity.
     
  • Toronto and Peel Region churches – the province, in consultation with local medical officers of health, has extended the stay-at-home order in these regions until at least March 8, 2021, restricting places of worship to no more than 10 people (including the celebrant) in the church at any given time.

I am heartened that public Masses have returned to more than 35% of our parishes. Where this is not yet possible, I have asked all parishes to remain open each day for a period of private prayer. Permission has also been granted to parishes in these regions to continue to offer Holy Communion services on the weekend. Please check with your local parish regarding their current schedule.
 
I am grateful for the many sacrifices that you have made over the past 11 months. Throughout the pandemic, out of love for neighbour, in an effort to minimize the transmission of Covid-19, we have followed the health authorities’ direction on significant restrictions, limiting the ability of the faithful to gather. This has resulted in great spiritual sacrifice and pain for all of us, and especially for those who are isolated and vulnerable.
 
Despite temporary restrictions, we need to worship together, and to return to our full sacramental life as soon as is possible. We continue to urge that places of worship be treated equitably by the province; for example, it is only fair that there be a consistent approach to restrictions as they relate to retail businesses and to places of worship. Recently, a coalition of faith leaders has written to Premier Ford, highlighting the essential nature of in–person communal worship and spiritual support. If the government does not address these issues sufficiently, we will be asking for your assistance in contacting our elected officials to amplify our voices.
 
Once again, thank you for the sacrifices you have made. We pray for those who have died and for those who are sick, as we pray that this pandemic may soon come to an end. May God continue to bless you.
 
Sincerely in Christ,

Thomas Cardinal Collins
Archbishop of Toronto


 

Monday, 22 February 2021

Food for thought! Toronto pastor preaches "veganism" from pulpit - says we have a: "Vegan-god!"

 


The Pastor at St. Ambrose Parish in Toronto's Alderwood neighbourhood is featured in Cardinal Collins' Catholic Register promoting veganism. Reverend Donatello Iocco had a traumatic experience watching a Netflix film. "It just moved me so much seeing animals suffer and being so scared of the human hand," said Iocco in the diocesan-owned Catholic Register.

I am sure that Father feels the same about the slaughtering of the innocent in the womb and the quote could have read, "It just moved me so much seeing babies suffer and being so scared of the human hand."

"Eden was vegan," says the vegan priest. (Yes, before the "Fall" as our erudite commenters have noted - which according to Blessed Anne Katherine Emmerich happened on the first day!) What does Holy Scripture actually say? Shall we look first at Genesis 1:28:
"And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that move upon the earth."
Further on we read at Genesis 9:1-4:

"And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. 2 The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every bird of the air, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea; into your hand they are delivered. 3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. 4 Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood."

Note that God says that "Every moving that that lives shall be food for you." The only restriction he puts on it us is that we don't eat an animal that is alive or slaughtered and not drained of its blood. That is what it says. As an animal lover and someone who loves a good tenderloin or lingcod, there is no contradiction. We must love God's creation and treat it with respect. We are educated, civilized and cultured and caring people and advanced societies. Our animals should be slaughtered with humane considerations - the unnecessary suffering of an animal is never acceptable. On this, we would have no argument. Even our native ancestors in North America understood that and revered the animals they slaughtered for food and clothing even thanking God for it, in their own way.

The Catholic Register of this Archdiocese reports that Iocco has been not so subtle with his parishioners - actually lecturing them from the pulpit - a place reserved for the Good News of Salvation, not politically or ideologically inspired messages of a personal nature:

"As an impassioned new convert to the plant-based lifestyle, Iocco soon began preaching to his congregation about the virtues of compassionate eating, presenting statistics where possible, but admits he did receive some pushback. Some congregants were not ready for that message, even quoting the Old Testament and Paul in the New Testament to show eating meat is biblically permitted."

This is a totally inappropriate use of the pulpit. How does this not result in a rebuke from his bishop rather than publicity in the diocesan press?

UPDATED:


At the parish website, Father promotes fishless Fridays by suggesting that we choose "plant-based" fishless fillets. Poisson Poison! Fabricated food that this priest suggests we put in our bodies. He even has the temerity to advertise a product and retail outlet. 

In the parish bulletin, he promotes recipes and web pages on veganism as an ideology.

Veganism appears to be Father Locco Iocco's new religion. Perhaps he needs to discern his vocation - he should have been a holistic nutritionist! But then, he would figure out that these plant-based food products are nothing more than laboratory chemicals and highly processed poisons.

By the way Father. The altar cloths are to be white!


304. Out of reverence for the celebration of the memorial of the Lord and for the banquet in which the Body and Blood of the Lord are offered, there should be, on an altar where this is celebrated, at least one cloth, white in color, whose shape, size, and decoration are in keeping with the altar’s structure. When, in the Dioceses of the United States of America,  (IDENTICAL IN CANADIAN EDITION OF THE MISSAL AND GIRM PRINTED IN THE FRONT - no longer online) other cloths are used in addition to the altar cloth, then those cloths may be of other colors possessing Christian honorific or festive significance according to longstanding local usage, provided that the uppermost cloth covering the mensa (i.e., the altar cloth itself) is always white in color. General Instruction on the Roman Missal, (GIRM)

Father was trained at St. Augustine's Seminary in Homiletics, no doubt. Has he forgotten what was taught or was he taught there that this is suitable? Not only is it inappropriate, but I would also argue that it is objectively sinful and abusive - he has people hostage and he chooses to push an agenda that is not about Christ, not about doctrine or morals and has no basis in Holy Scripture. In fact, if he is telling his flock from the pulpit what he says in the video below or in the article, he is outright misleading and lying. 

In June 2019, Father appeared on a YouTube video by a group called In Defense of Animals. Sadly, the poor priest displays a gross ignorance of Scripture and history.


The best starts at 52 minutes.

"God has never commanded us to eat meat," says Father. But what of this given which is very relevant to our season of Lent? As well-formed Christians, we know that the Lamb of the Passover was a precursor to the real Lamb of God, Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Paschal Lamb Itself, slaughtered and sacrificed for our sins and eaten by the priests and the people. Below is the first Passover. It sounds like a command to me.

“3 Speak ye to the whole assembly of the children of Israel, and say to them: On the tenth day of this month let every man take a lamb by their families and houses. 4 But if the number be less than may suffice to eat the lamb, he shall take unto him his neighbour that joineth to his house, according to the number of souls which may be enough to eat the lamb. 5 And it shall be a lamb without blemish, a male, of one year: according to which rite also you shall take a kid. 6 And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month: and the whole multitude of the children of Israel shall sacrifice it in the evening. 7 And they shall take of the blood thereof, and put it upon both the side posts, and on the upper door posts of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. 8 And they shall eat the flesh that night roasted at the fire, and unleavened bread with wild lettuce.”
He continues that "God has given us a vegan diet, he commands that. That's his will. God's will is for us to eat a vegan diet."
3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. 4 Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood."

Father's ignorance of scripture and history is astounding and the blame for this must fall on his formation at St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto. How can any priest make a statement such as, "God does not want (blood) sacrificial offerings" and link "the blood of lambs and goats" to eating meat? He continues that "Jesus said himself, I want kindness and not animal sacrifices." He suggests we Google, "Jesus as a vegetarian." He goes so far as to state that Holy Scripture is only affected by history and culture. He continues that we only eat meat because "after the flood, there was no vegetation to eat?" If that were true, how did the dove find the olive branch? He blames it all on the poor translation of Greek, Hebrew and Latin. 

Yet, we know that this is simply untrue. Father is either suffering from a delusion or is intentionally misleading. We know that Jesus ate the Passover meal which must include meat - specifically, lamb. We know that he ate fish as evident when he appeared to the apostles after the resurrection.

"We have a vegan God," according to Reverend Iocco. Such blasphemy.

Look, I'm sure Father Iocco is a nice guy, probably a very kind man. This reflects more on his formation and the abandonment of parish priests by their bishops. It speaks of a priest with too much time on his hands to watch Netflix. It speaks of a system that leaves pastors alone and on their own. No community. It speaks of a man who would preach from the pulpit a political agenda filled with manipulation and a made-up interpretation of scripture. The pulpit is no place for this kind of propaganda.

This is an indictment of the leadership of the Cardinal and his recent predecessors, his Auxiliary Bishops, his Seminary leadership and the entire clericalist structure of the Church in Toronto that has allowed such ideas to be foisted upon the faithful. The faithful that suffers for solid preaching of the Good News of Salvation, the efficaciousness of redemptive suffering, the cause of life and freedom of religion and trust in God, especially at this time. They have a right to sound homiletics, not political and ideological leftist bile from the pulpit.

Father has a right to be a vegan. He does not have the right to foist his views on the people in his parish in a Mass, nor does he have a right to his own private and quite incorrect interpretation of scripture as a Catholic priest and then to preach it publicly. 

Sunday, 21 February 2021

First Sunday of Lent and it's all the way back to before Christ the King and yes, it has been that long since in Toronto, there has been

 


As of Tuesday, February 16, General Secretary Ford of the Ontario Politburo reduced some of the draconian suspension of civil rights in Ontario. In most of the Archdiocese, geographically speaking, Mass today is back at thirty percent capacity. In the population centre, however, of Toronto and Peel (Mississauga and Brampton), the limit is still ten. Collins refused to allow Mass for so few persons so has rather substituted a contrived service of Holy Communion. Toronto and Peel will have no public Mass for at least the Third Sunday in Lent thanks to the fearful Dr. Eileen "Cruella" de Villa's whipping of Collins and General Secretary Ford of the Ontario politburo. 

Your Divine Office for today. Divinum Officium




Friday, 19 February 2021

If you work at the Vatican, get the needle or get a new job!

Bishop of Rome Bergoglio's minions have threatened Vatican staff with dismissal describing it as "interruption of employment" if those without valid medical exclusion refuse to take the Chinese Communist Party virus, gene-therapy injection.

The so-called "vaccines" which alter a person's genetic make-up and not provide the traditional infective protein, have been tested using the stem lines of hundreds of children murdered in the womb.

Bergoglio and his alleged theologians have twisted themselves in pretzels to justify that the "vaccine" is ethical and is not a cooperation with evil. Allegedly, Bergoglio and Ratzinger have both taken it.

Vatican mandates COVID vaccine for employees (catholicregister.org)

Not only have these two benefited, allegedly, from the death of those children, they have recommended it to all of us and have threatened the rights of those in their employ who will have conscientious objection to it for the abortion matter or concern over its safety.

Their judgement will be most severe.

May the LORD free us soon from these evil men and those who would ally to follow them. May JESUS CHRIST THE KING destroy convert or destroy these wicked clerics and send us a holy pope to restore the Church and our societies


ROME (AP) — The Vatican is taking Pope Francis’ pro-vaccine stance very seriously: Any Vatican employee who refuses to get a coronavirus shot without a valid medical reason risks being fired. 

A Feb. 8 decree signed by the governor of the Vatican city-state says that employees who opt out of vaccination without a proven medical reason could be subject to a sanction up to and including “the interruption of the relationship of employment.” 

The directive cited the need to protect Vatican employees in the workplace, as well as guidelines issued by Francis’ advisory COVID-19 commission, which said individuals have a moral responsibility to get vaccinated “given that refusing a vaccine can constitute a risk for others.” 

The decree sparked heated debate Thursday, since its provisions go well beyond the generally voluntary nature of COVID-19 vaccinations in Italy and much of the rest of the world. The Vatican is an absolute monarchy in the heart of Rome that operates independently of Italian law and Italian labor protections. 

In a statement late Thursday responding to questions about the decree, the Vatican City State governorate’s office defended the measure but denied it infringed on the rights of employees. It said it was issued as an urgent response to a public health crisis and reflected the need to protect individual workers and the broader community. 

The statement said the reference to a 2011 norm allowing for the possible firing of an employee who refuses preventive health care measures was not punitive in nature. Rather, the statement said, it is “a tool providing a flexible and proportional response to the need to balance the health care of the collective with the freedom of choice, without resorting to any repressive means vis a vis the employee.” 

Some Catholics and other believers have expressed faith-based concerns about vaccines because some of the ones available were indirectly connected to research that used aborted fetal cells. The Vatican’s doctrine office has judged it morally acceptable for Catholics to receive COVID-19 vaccines, including those that relied on research that used cells derived from aborted fetuses. 

Vaccines are not mandatory in Italy, where Europe’s coronavirus outbreak erupted this time last year and which has the highest pandemic death toll of any European country except Britain. Some doctors and nurses who have expressed anti-vaccine sentiments or skepticism about the virus have been threatened with professional sanctions. 

The Italian government’s bioethics committee said in November that while it couldn’t rule out the need to require vaccines for members of highly exposed groups, such as medical personnel, any move to mandate COVID-19 jabs must be “discussed within their professional associations and be revoked as soon as there is no longer a significant risk for the collective.” 

The Vatican, which has around 5,000 employees, is on its way to becoming perhaps the first country to complete its adult vaccination campaign. The Holy See’s health service began inoculating staff member and their families in January with the Pfizer vaccine. Francis himself has received both of the needed doses, and the Vatican has expanded its vaccine offerings to also cover homeless people in the area. 

Francis has frequently spoken about the need to ensure that vaccines are widely available, especially to the poor and marginalized.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Cardinal Collins promotes abortion/gay/womynpriest tolerant "nun" Joan Chittister to support vocations!

How do you pronounce this? Is it a "ch" or does it have an "s" sound reminiscent of Bergoglio's fascination with coprophagia?

Really, Your Eminence. We can do better.

When you really promote coprophagian poppycock like this is it any wonder why there are few vocations?

What young man in their 20's has ever heard of Chittister, let alone agree with her? Anyone who researches here will flee.

TORONTO CATHOLIC WITNESS: Archdiocese of Toronto promoting pro-abortion Joan Chittister


Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Rush.

Rest in peace, you God-fearing Patriot. 



Gregorio Allegri: Miserere


Psalm 50 [1] Unto the end, a psalm of David, 2 When Nathan the prophet came to him after he had sinned with Bethsabee.

50:3 Have mercy on me, O God, * according to thy great mercy.

50:3 And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies * blot out my iniquity.

50:4 Wash me yet more from my iniquity, * and cleanse me from my sin.

50:5 For I know my iniquity, * and my sin is always before me.

50:6 To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before thee: * that thou mayst be justified in thy words, and mayst overcome when thou art judged.

50:7 For behold I was conceived in iniquities; * and in sins did my mother conceive me.

50:8 For behold thou hast loved truth: * the uncertain and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest to me.

50:9 Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: * thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.

50:10 To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: * and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.

50:11 Turn away thy face from my sins, * and blot out all my iniquities.

50:12 Create a clean heart in me, O God: * and renew a right spirit within my bowels.

50:13 Cast me not away from thy face; * and take not thy holy spirit from me.

50:14 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, * and strengthen me with a perfect spirit.

50:15 I will teach the unjust thy ways: * and the wicked shall be converted to thee.

50:16 Deliver me from blood, O God, thou God of my salvation: * and my tongue shall extol thy justice.

50:17 O Lord, thou wilt open my lips: * and my mouth shall declare thy praise.

50:18 For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: * with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.

50:19 A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: * a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

50:20 Deal favourably, O Lord, in thy good will with Sion; * that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up.

50:21 Then shalt thou accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and whole burnt offerings: * then shall they lay calves upon thy altar.

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.

R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.50:3

 

Miserére mei, Deus, * secúndum magnam misericórdiam tuam.

50:3 Et secúndum multitúdinem miseratiónum tuárum, * dele iniquitátem meam.

50:4 Ámplius lava me ab iniquitáte mea: * et a peccáto meo munda me.

50:5 Quóniam iniquitátem meam ego cognósco: * et peccátum meum contra me est semper.

50:6 Tibi soli peccávi, et malum coram te feci: * ut justificéris in sermónibus tuis, et vincas cum judicáris.

50:7 Ecce enim, in iniquitátibus concéptus sum: * et in peccátis concépit me mater mea.

50:8 Ecce enim, veritátem dilexísti: * incérta et occúlta sapiéntiæ tuæ manifestásti mihi.

50:9 Aspérges me hyssópo, et mundábor: * lavábis me, et super nivem dealbábor.

50:10 Audítui meo dabis gáudium et lætítiam: * et exsultábunt ossa humiliáta.

50:11 Avérte fáciem tuam a peccátis meis: * et omnes iniquitátes meas dele.

50:12 Cor mundum crea in me, Deus: * et spíritum rectum ínnova in viscéribus meis.

50:13 Ne proícias me a fácie tua: * et spíritum sanctum tuum ne áuferas a me.

50:14 Redde mihi lætítiam salutáris tui: * et spíritu principáli confírma me.

50:15 Docébo iníquos vias tuas: * et ímpii ad te converténtur.

50:16 Líbera me de sanguínibus, Deus, Deus salútis meæ: * et exsultábit lingua mea justítiam tuam.

50:17 Dómine, lábia mea apéries: * et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.

50:18 Quóniam si voluísses sacrifícium, dedíssem útique: * holocáustis non delectáberis.

50:19 Sacrifícium Deo spíritus contribulátus: * cor contrítum, et humiliátum, Deus, non despícies.

50:20 Benígne fac, Dómine, in bona voluntáte tua Sion: * ut ædificéntur muri Jerúsalem.

50:21 Tunc acceptábis sacrifícium justítiæ, oblatiónes, et holocáusta: * tunc impónent super altáre tuum vítulos.

V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, * et Spirítui Sancto.

R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.


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Monday, 15 February 2021

Our Lady of the Assumption Toronto and its pastor Sherwin Hernandez - what's going on?

Here is a little oddity in the "Arch" of Toronto.


The pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption parish on Bathurst Street in the west end of Toronto has been suddenly removed and sent to live "in residence" at St. Boniface. 

He has been replaced by the pastor of Prince of Peace parish in Scarborough who will continue on as pastor of both. Odd, no?

Surely the pastor of much closer neighbouring parishes could administer in the interim.

The bigger question is, what is going on at the Church of Our Lady? What do the people know? 

Did someone get a fancy new Architectural Digest kitchen as at Our Lady of the Rosary under the Boys of St. Basil?

voxcantoris@rogers.com

And even at these two Toronto parishes there is still 



Sunday, 14 February 2021

Your Eminence, Excellency Mister Neil MacCarthy - who writes this trash?

 


I'm a leper, you're a leper, he's a leper, she's a leper, wouldn't you like to be a leper too? It's Quinquagesima and there is still



Once again, there is no Mass for you, but there is vaccine, I mean, a gene therapy, courtesy of Jesus. A gene therapeutic tested on the fetal stem cells of the kidney of an aborted child. And this is a gift to us from Our Lord Jesus Christ!

What blasphemy!



Who writes this bile? Neil MacCarthy should be embarrassed to have this garbage come out of this office. I suppose the logic with the prayers it that it came from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Time to repeat this quote from the Prophet Ezechiel.

Israel’s False Shepherds

34 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 Mortal, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel: prophesy, and say to them—to the shepherds: Thus says the Lord God: Ah, you shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep? 3 You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fatlings; but you do not feed the sheep. 4 You have not strengthened the weak, you have not healed the sick, you have not bound up the injured, you have not brought back the strayed, you have not sought the lost, but with force and harshness you have ruled them. 5 So they were scattered, because there was no shepherd; and scattered, they became food for all the wild animals. 6 My sheep were scattered, they wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill; my sheep were scattered over all the face of the earth, with no one to search or seek for them.

7 Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 8 As I live, says the Lord God, because my sheep have become a prey, and my sheep have become food for all the wild animals, since there was no shepherd; and because my shepherds have not searched for my sheep, but the shepherds have fed themselves, and have not fed my sheep; 9 therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 10 Thus says the Lord God, I am against the shepherds; and I will demand my sheep at their hand, and put a stop to their feeding the sheep; no longer shall the shepherds feed themselves. I will rescue my sheep from their mouths, so that they may not be food for them.

God the True Shepherd 


11 For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. 12 As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places to which they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. 13 I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses, and in all the inhabited parts of the land. 14 I will feed them with good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel shall be their pasture; there they shall lie down in good grazing land, and they shall feed on rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord God. 16 I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with justice.

17 As for you, my flock, thus says the Lord God: I shall judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats: 18 Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture? When you drink of clear water, must you foul the rest with your feet? 19 And must my sheep eat what you have trodden with your feet, and drink what you have fouled with your feet?

20 Therefore, thus says the Lord God to them: I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21 Because you pushed with flank and shoulder, and butted at all the weak animals with your horns until you scattered them far and wide, 22 I will save my flock, and they shall no longer be ravaged; and I will judge between sheep and sheep.

23 I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24 And I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken.

25 I will make with them a covenant of peace and banish wild animals from the land, so that they may live in the wild and sleep in the woods securely. 26 I will make them and the region around my hill a blessing; and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing. 27 The trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase. They shall be secure on their soil; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I break the bars of their yoke, and save them from the hands of those who enslaved them. 28 They shall no more be plunder for the nations, nor shall the animals of the land devour them; they shall live in safety, and no one shall make them afraid. 29 I will provide for them splendid vegetation, so that they shall no more be consumed with hunger in the land, and no longer suffer the insults of the nations. 30 They shall know that I, the Lord their God, am with them, and that they, the house of Israel, are my people, says the Lord God. 31 You are my sheep, the sheep of my pasture,[a] and I am your God, says the Lord God.


Saturday, 13 February 2021

St. Margaret of Scotland in Toronto - A parish in collapse

The video below is of a priest ordained in Toronto by Thomas Cardinal Collins in 2018. I do not know this priest nor anything about him other than what he says in this video published by the communications department of the Archdiocese of Toronto. I am sure he is a good man, a faithful man. This post is not about him, but it is for him.



It is about the fact that this  thoughtful, persevering masculine priest has been ordered by his pastor, Andrew MacBeth, to cooperate in the complete shuttering of St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Parish in the tony district of Avenue Road in Toronto. In this community of $4,000,000.00 homes and Filipino nannies, the people have indicted MacBeth, tried him and found him wanting. Obedience, it seems, works for some, not for others.



This is what happens when you choose to cower in fear rather than use the example of the founder of this Archdiocese, Bishop Michael Power - a man who died ministering to his dying kin from the Old Sod. An example that his Irish descendent Collins seems to have forgotten. This is what happens when you disobey the Cardinals niggardly munificence to provide a service of Holy Communion for ten rather than the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for ten. This is what happens when you can't even open your doors for the Filipino nannies to come and pray.

They fight back the only way they can. And they go elsewhere. (If you can't find a priest for the sacraments, write me at voxcantoris@rogers.com)

Why has Cardinal Thomas "No Mass for You" Collins not ordered MacBeth and others (Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Moore Park is another rich parish in lockdown) to open their doors? I know many priests who are doing everything they can within the bounds of Premier Bumpkin's politburo diktats and the Cardinal's cowardly failure of leadership. Not here though.  

What does this example of MacBeth do to a new priest? What example does MacBeth give to Father MacDonald and what will Cardinal Collins do to save this young priest from becoming Andy MacBeth? I'm sure that St. Margaret of Scotland expects more out of the MacBeth and MacDonald clans than this.


Since there is NO MASS FOR YOU - Father "Billy" gives you the best 30 minute homily you've heard in a while!

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Cardinal Collins issues letter regarding reopening of churches - Is the Cardinal really ready to finally fight?

On February 10, Cardinal Collins issued a letter to "All clergy and staff" of the Archdiocese of Toronto which I have in my possession. It is not yet posted on the web page, when it is, I will add it to this post.

In his letter, Cardinal Collins writes of the upcoming relaxation of the Ontario provincial lockdown diktats with regions of the province going into colour zones in the reverse from the lockdown. The Archdiocese of Toronto extends through multiple areas. The Cardinal expects that Toronto, Peel and York will move to "Grey" which still means the limit of religious services to ten (thanks to our Jewish brothers, or it would be "0" and areas of Durham and Simcoe to perhaps "Red" or "Orange" which would mean a return to 30% occupancy.

Interesting that His Eminence states that he states that notwithstanding provincial diktats, municipalities often, and I suggest illegally, move beyond these. In a not so obvious way, Collins confirms this writer's sources that the Ontario Government did not ban Holy Communion on the tongue and that Queen's Park was "shocked" that some municipalities and public health apparatchiks went that far. Collins, rather than protest these heinous actions, went along with the heinous interference in Catholic worship by uber scarf aficionado Dr, Eileen "Cruella" de Villa, Toronto's Chief Medical Officer of Health.

A more interesting point in the Cardinal's letter is what follows. In a classic case of clutching
ones pearls, His Eminence bemoans that retail will be allowed to open to a percentage of capacity but that no indication that this will be the case for churches has been given. He indicates that he, along with other faith leaders have been approaching Premier Ford on this but it seems the unchurched ignoramus at Queen's Park is not budging. Collins then indicates that if there is no move on this matter he will be releasing a public statement next week.

Too little, too late, Your Eminence, as my next post on Andy MacBeth and the collapse of a once bustling parish will reveal.

Nice legacy.

Eight years ago today

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It was eight years ago this very morning. I, like most of you in the eastern time zone, was getting dressed for work, it was the 6AM news. Pope Benedict XVI had renounced the papacy and called for a Conclave to elect a new pope. I was dumbfounded and left in near shock. The next few weeks were filled with uncertainty and fear, but hopeful that with a College that elected him and added to by him, we would emerge with the right man. Could it be Schola? Perhaps even Burke? Naive was I and anesthetized by the illusion and the hopes so falsely raised during that Pontificate. Yet, one thing will stand out and for that, we must be truly thankful, - Summorum Pontificum. This is the one act that has given us the weapon to battle. Bergoglio will not take it, he would not dare.  

A few weeks later, a man walked out on the loggia. I knew something was wrong. It was my view that the Conclave was too fast, it gave me the feeling that it was not sincere, that somehow, they did not listen to the Holy Spirit. As he came out and I watched him, with that cold stare, the silence, the "good evening," I felt the urge to vomit; it lasted for hours. My wife felt the same and I have come to know of hundreds of others with similar reactions. Jorge Mario Bergoglio? Who was he? I did not know who he was, but I knew, it was not good.

What I do know is that Joseph Ratzinger abandoned his children to the wolves. Perhaps we did not pray enough that he would not "flee" for fear of them, but our father abandoned his children and left us to a cruel and vindictive step-father. I loved Joseph Ratzinger, I miss him terribly. Today, I can only look at him with sadness and pity. 

There are too many unanswered questions about Ratzinger's renouncement and Bergoglio's election. Numerous times I have posted the comments by the Freemasons in Italy and Argentina praising his election. Numerous times I have posted the address by Cardinal "Uncle Teddy" McCarrick about his own conspiracy to elect Bergoglio and how he was lobbied by a powerful and influential Roman.


18:20 Just before we went into the general conversations when everybody can talk, a very interesting and influential Italian gentleman came to ask if he could come and see me, so I said “sure.”
He came to see me at the Seminary, at the American College where I was staying; and we sat down. He is a very brilliant man, a very influential man in Rome and we talked about a number of things. He had a favour to ask me when I get back to the United States, but then he asked,
What about Bergoglio?”
I was surprised at the question, I said, “what about him.”
He said, “Does he have a chance?”
I said, “I don’t think so, because no one has mentioned his name, he hasn’t been in anybody’s mind, I don’t think it’s on anybody’s mind to vote for him.”
He said, “He could do it you know.”
I said, “What could he do?”
He said, “He could reform the Church, if we gave him five years, he could put us back on target. “
“Well, he’s 76.”
“Yeah, in five years, if he had five years. The Lord working through Bergoglio in five years could make the Church over again.”
I said, “That’s an interesting thing.”
“I know you’re his friend.”
“Well, I hope I’m his friend.”
He said, Talk him up.
That was the first that I heard from people that Bergoglio would be a possibility in this election.
(...)
I hope that the new, that the one who is elected Pope, will be someone who, if he is not himself a Latin American, would at least have a very strong interest in Latin America”. “Was that part of it? Who knows?  What is it my friend said? “Push Bergoglio”?  Did he say it to a lot of people? I don’t know.”




Consider this then.


Gustavo Raffi, Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy

"With the election of Pope Francis nothing will ever be the same again. With Pope Francis, nothing will be more as it was before. It is a clear choice of fraternity for a Church of dialogue, which is not contaminated by the logic and temptations of temporal power"
“A man of the poor far away from the Curia. Fraternity and the desire to dialogue were his first concrete words. Perhaps nothing in the Church will be as it was before. Our hope is that the pontificate of Francis, the Pope who 'comes from the end of the world' can mark the return to the Church-Word instead of the Church-Institution, promoting an open dialogue with the contemporary world, with believers and non-believers, following the springtime of Vatican II." 
"The Jesuit who is close to the least ones of history," Raffi continues, "has the great opportunity to show the world the face of a Church that must recover the announcement of a new humanity, not the weight of an institution that closes itself off in defense of its own privileges. Bergoglio knows real life and will remember the lesson of one of his favorite theologians, Romano Guardini, for whom the truth of love cannot be stopped. 
"The simple cross he wore on his white cassock," concludes the Grand Master of Palazzo Giustiniani, "lets us hope that a Church of the people will re-discover its capacity to dialogue with all men of good will and with Freemasonry, which, as the experience of Latin America teaches us, works for the good and progress of humanity, as shown by Bolivar, Allende and José Martí, to name only a few. This is the 'white smoke' that we expect from the Church of our times."  

Someone knows something. Somewhere, there is a key to this mystery and it will not be hidden forever.

* * *

https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/3001-did-vatican-attempt-to-influence-u-s-election-catholics-ask-trump-administration-to-investigate

Dear President Trump:

The campaign slogan “Make America Great Again,” resonated with millions of common Americans and your tenacity in pushing back against many of the most harmful recent trends has been most inspiring. We all look forward to seeing a continued reversal of the collectivist trends of recent decades.

Reversing recent collectivist trends will, by necessity, require a reversal of many of the actions taken by the previous administration.  Among those actions, we believe that there is one that remains cloaked in secrecy.  Specifically, we have reason to believe that a Vatican “regime change” was engineered by the Obama administration.

We were alarmed to discover that, during the third year of the first term of the Obama administration your previous opponent, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and other government officials with whom she associated proposed a Catholic “revolution” in which the final demise of what was left of the Catholic Church in America would be realized.[1]  Approximately a year after this e-mail discussion, which was never intended to be made public, we find that Pope Benedict XVI abdicated under highly unusual circumstances and was replaced by a pope whose apparent mission is to provide a spiritual component to the radical ideological agenda of the international left. [2] The Pontificate of Pope Francis has subsequently called into question its own legitimacy on a multitude of occasions. [3]

During the 2016 presidential campaign, we were astonished to witness Pope Francis actively campaigning against your proposed policies concerning the securing of our borders, and even going so far as to suggest that you are not a Christian [4].  We appreciated your prompt and pointed response to this disgraceful accusation [5].

We remain puzzled by the behaviour of this ideologically charged Pope, whose mission seems to be one of advancing secular agendas of the left rather than guiding the Catholic Church in Her sacred mission.  It is simply not the proper role of a Pope to be involved in politics to the point that he is considered to be the leader of the international left.

While we share your stated goal for America, we believe that the path to “greatness” is for America to be “good” again, to paraphrase de Tocqueville.  We understand that good character cannot be forced on people, but the opportunity to live our lives as good Catholics has been made increasingly difficult by what appears to be a collision between a hostile United States government and a pope who seems to hold as much ill will towards followers of perennial Catholic teachings as he seems to hold toward yourself.

With all of this in mind, and wishing the best for our country as well as for Catholics worldwide, we believe it to be the responsibility of loyal and informed United States Catholics to petition you to authorize an investigation into the following questions:

- To what end was the National Security Agency monitoring the conclave that elected Pope Francis? [6]

-  What other covert operations were carried out by US government operatives concerning the resignation of Pope Benedict or the conclave that elected Pope Francis?

-  Did US government operatives have contact with the “Cardinal Danneels Mafia”?  [7]

-  International monetary transactions with the Vatican were suspended during the last few days prior to the resignation of Pope Benedict.  Were any U.S. Government agencies involved in this? [8]

-  Why were international monetary transactions resumed on February 12, 2013, the day after Benedict XVI announced his resignation? Was this pure coincidence? [9]

-  What actions, if any, were actually taken by John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, and others tied to the Obama administration who were involved in the discussion proposing the fomenting of a “Catholic Spring”?

- What was the purpose and nature of the secret meeting between Vice President Joseph Biden and Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican on or about June 3, 2011?

-   What roles were played by George Soros and other international financiers who may be currently residing in United States territory? [10]

We believe that the very existence of these unanswered questions provides sufficient evidence to warrant this request for an investigation.

Should such an investigation reveal that the U.S. government interfered inappropriately into the affairs of the Catholic Church, we further request the release of the results so that Catholics may request appropriate action from those elements of our hierarchy who remain loyal to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Please understand that we are not requesting an investigation into the Catholic Church; we are simply asking for an investigation into recent activities of the U.S. Government, of which you are now the chief executive.

Thank you again, and be assured of our most sincere prayers.

Respectfully,

David L. Sonnier, LTC US ARMY (Retired)
Michael J. Matt, Editor of The Remnant
Christopher A. Ferrara (President of The American Catholic Lawyers Association, Inc.)
Chris Jackson, Catholics4Trump.com
Elizabeth Yore, Esq., Founder of Yore Children