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Diversified out of existence, Bergoglio proves his hypocrisy once again and Kasper is finally right on something, though only partially - Sunday 10th of September to Saturda 16th of September

We had the remarkable news that a large Germain supermaket chain has edited crosses out of its packaging. They claimed they were doing it out of diversity and so as not to cause offence. The chain was Lidl, one I have often used and one whose products I often find well-worth buying.

I have been informed that they repented and decided to stop editing crosses out of their packaging.  The Christian forgives those who repent, so I cannot hold much of a grudge against Lidl anymore but it is still telling that Lidl did this because the messages they have received from Christians is that Christians do not mind being airbrushed out of existence, as they have shown a willingness to go along with just about every assault on their heritage in the name of cordiality. As usual, I blame NOChurch, as it has led the way in dismantling Catholicism  to please everyone else. One can hardly be stricter on supermaket chains which choose not to flaunt Christianity than one can be on a pope who seems to hide his cross when in the company of non-Catholics, or schools which downplay their Catholic heritage, or any other number of actions against the faith.

I had intended to write a letter to Lidl and inform them that I shall not shop at their stores any more, but with their repentance, I feel I can in good conscience continue doing it. My letter to NOChurch informing them of my future non-contributions to 'bread and wine', bad music, ugly surroundings and bad teaching is still being drafted...

Speaking of NOChurch, Cardinal Kasper came out and asserted that “nowadays there are no more significant differences between Protestant and Catholic Christians”. I am forced to agree with him since most Catholics nowadays accept as many heresies as the protestants, and deny as many truths. Had say, Cardinal Burke said the same thing then it would have been a rallying cry to action, to get Catholics to believe and express their faith. With Kasper, it is a  proclamation of victory for the NOChurch revolution.

The differences between Catholicism and the various protestantisms are of course, vast, as Kasper well knows. However, we must sadly admit that he is right because most Catholics today do not know the difference between the divinely-inspired Catholic faith and the various other false faiths out there. As one commenter on Gloria.tv put it:

"No essential difference between Vatican II catholics and protestants." Fixed if for you there Cardinal. And for once this heretic is right.

Continuing with NOChurch, Ireland continues to be its prize jewel, the prime example of the Novus Ordo at work. This year, the main seminary in the country had the fewest candidates admitted to the seminary for 222 years. This is the same seminary which had a sodomy-scandal a while back when seminarians were found to be on a sodomite-hooking app. They were not even dismissed, and were instead sent to Rome by a bishop who we must assume is partial to that particular perversion.

Russia test-fired an inter-continental ballistic missile. The U.S. did the same either a few days after or a few days before. This again proves the hypocrisy of slapping sanctions on North Korea for doing the very same thing which the U.S., Russia, China and various other countries do all the time. The Trump administration is even talking of pulling out of the nuclear deal with Iran because Iran has a missle programme, something out of the scope of the agreement and something which Iran is, of course, entirely entitled to do.

While we are on the topic of hypocrisy, Bergoglio got a fresh chance to virtue signal aganist Donald Trump, insisting that if Trump were truly pro-life, he would allow the non-enforcement of U.S. law that is the DACA programme. The USCCB had predictably led the virtue-signalling charge on this one. Over at LaSaletteJourney, they were not slow to point out Bergoglio's hypocrisy in this, noting that if Bergoglio were truly pro-life, he would condemn the Castro brothers for various anti-life actions. Ont he same blog, they insist that if the USCCB is to be taken seriously regarding its stated opposition to sodomitical unions, it must condemn Bergoglio for giving the impression that they can be tolerated, so long as they are not referred to as marriage. This is in direct opposition to the teaching of the Church, of course.

We also received news that Turkey has paid off the first installment of the anti-missile system it purchased from Russia. As I wrote a while back, thiss is more significant than it might first appear, as it is yet more proof of a shift away from the U.S. and its Western puppets and towards Russia. Only the Western rulers and those who buy the propaganda in their countries think that Russia is isolated.

Finally we had some good news for a change, and these come from Syria where re-construction efforts have now begun. The war seems to be drawing to a close and planning for re-building of infrastructure is well under way, no thanks to the Western Islamists who have caused so much bloodshed in that poor country.  We hope to see an end to all confligt in Syria before long.

To round things off, we had the Belgian order which has voted to allow euthanasia at its hospices defying the Vatican and continuing that policy. It should be noted that Bergoglio is hardly in a position to judge here, because he has actually stated that one ought to ignore the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith if they insist on restricting one's activities.

 

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Chronicling a whole month's travels worth of bad news - Sunday 11th of June to Saturday 15th of July

I have been travelling quite a lot over the past month, which is why I was not able to provide a weekly update. In truth, my travel began on the week starting on the Sunday of the 18th of June, but as I don't recall much of what happened that week, I'll lump that week together with the rest.

On my travels I hope to write more of in at least 2 separate posts, but the long road trip was very much enjoyable and indeed did me much spiritual good.

One of the benefits of being away was that I was in relative seclusion from the news cycle,  both the secular one and even more depressingly, the ecclesiastical one. I did manage to catch notice of a few news items, which I shall present below.

It was another bad month for what's left of Christendom as another 2 countries fell to sodomy. In Germany they passed a law recognising sodomitical unions and putting the final nail into any notion of marriage as a public good. That was sad, but not altogether surprising, given the state of the Church in Germany, as well as the general moral decline and political winds.

What was somewhat surprising to me was that Malta also fell to sodomy. This is, after all, a country which only allowed divorce some 4 years ago or something, and not with an exactly overwhelming majority, if memory serves me right. This is also a country which at the time has a more than 50% attendance at Mass. This is, however, a country which has such perverse bishops as Scicluna, of we-only-ever-need-to-listen-to-the-present-pope infamy, as well as the free-bread-for-adulterers-on-Sundays infamy. I take the chance to call it 'free bread' instead of Holy Communion because there is no reasonable chance that a bishop such as that believes in the Real Presence. I do, very much, though recognise that the sacrilege is very real because I do accept the notion that transubstantiation can occur in the Novus Ordo, given the official formula is used.

In Ireland, I was also infomed that their new sodomitical prime minister has taken charge. That was not a surprise as I had read that he was likely to be the new prime minister, but it is also striking that Ireland also only allowed divorce in the 1990s. Abortion looks very likely to follow.

In Poland, Donald Trump held a speech which was seen as much-ado-about-nothing by the Ron Paul Institute and as a ground-breaking speech by others. His optimisim for the survival of the West was not echoed by Mark Steyn though, and I do tend to agree with him that the will to survive has pretty much died out in the West. I would need more than flag-waving Poles fawning at a president who lauds them to conclude that there is enough fight to save Europe. Unfortunately, the tenacity of the Poles and some of the other mainly Catholic Eastern Europeans is more than compensated for by the suicidal tendencies of most of the other nations in the bloc.

The speech also gave me a good opportunity to note just how sad it is to see someone one thought was not a complete idiot turn out to be probably one, a person who only has a job on account of her looks, not altogether stellar either, I would hasten to add. This happened when a female commentator in response to Donald Trump's boast that he would like to see U.S. energy exports extended to such countries as Poland stated that it is nice of the president to do that, since it prevents Poland from getting it's "energy from communist countries such as Russia". This, mind you, is from a woman who seems to have been born probably not long before the fall of the Soviet Union. If one does not know that Russia is no longer a communist country, then absolutely nothing the person has to say on any issue is worth my attention, or yours either.

This was a woman on Fox News, which kind of validates the theory that the former president used to flip channels looking for new TV personalities with the sound off, just to see how good they looked on the box, without ever hearing what they had to say. It made me almost wish I had the same approach.

Vladimir Putin finally met Donald Trump, and this led to a ceasefire in parts of Syria. It's a step in the right direction, but nothing close to what the U.S. needs to do, which is at the very least to stay completely out of that war, which means in simple words to stop arming jihadists. I am not sure what else to make of the meeting as I have seen very few details of it.

Then there is the sad story of Charlie Gard, a poster boy for today's Western totalitarian state which sees no limit to its powers.

We also had Le Creep weighing in on why Africa is stuck in poverty. It is because people have 7-8 children, he says. Leaving aside that only one country in Africa has a birth rate higher than 7 - Niger - the perfect response would have been something like the following: "Well, unfortunately there is a shortage in Africa of barren women who are 25 years older than the men, so we are forced to engage in reproductive sex." That would have really put him in his place.

Now onto the Church.

I could begin no other place that with Cardinal Mũller having been relieved of his post. Evidently, there is a new policy at the Vatican of terminating posts after 5 years, and it is starting with him. According to Müller, he was called within a minute of ending his last day of his 5-year term, and was offered no explanation as to why his term was not being renewed. Well, Bergoglio is nothing if not consistent in how he handles personnel...

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