Donald Trump speech

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...

Make The Church Great Again!

Having commented on Donald Trump's speech and what modifications might have been done to it to make it suitable for a papal speech, I determined it would be good to present the whole speech. The previous entry becomes the working draft, with this a more coherent full speech.

I tried to keep the modifications to an absolute minimum so as to keep the essence of the speech intact. At first I thought a search-and-replace might do, but I realised that there was far too much which would make little sense if done that way. The modified parts are in red.

 

Fellow faithful, and people of the world: thank you. 

WE,  members of the Church militant , are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild Christ's Kingdom and to restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of the world for years to come and the eternal destiny of many

We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

Today’s ceremony,  has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one pontificate to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from the halls of the corrupt Vatican schemers and back to the faithful.

For far too long a group of malicious apostates has run wild in the halls of power in Christ's Church while the faithful have borne the cost.

[Indifference flourished, and the people did not enjoy spiritual benefits of the sacramental life.

The unscrupulous clerics - spiritual wolves - prospered, the vocations dried up left the faith and the seminaries, convents and monasteries closed.

Ecumaniacs protected themselves but not the faithful placed under their charge.

Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in Rome, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across the Church".

That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across the world.

This is your day. This is your celebration.

And this, the Catholic Church, is  Christ's Church.

What truly matters is not who sits at the throne of St. Peter, but whether he serves Christ the Soverign King

January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day when Christ became the ruler of His Church again.
The forgotten men and women of our Church will be forgotten no longer.

Everyone is listening to you now.

You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction:  the Church exists to lead it's members to Heaven.
Christians want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. 

These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of nations; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our nations of so much unrealized potential. 

This Catholic carnage stops right here and stops right now.

We are one Church – and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.

The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all true Christians

For many decades, we have swelled the ranks of ecclesial communities at the expense of our own;
Subsidized the non-Catholic population while allowing for the very sad depletion of our infrastructure;
We have defended other religions' false teachings while refusing to defend our own true one and spent hours upon hours praising them while our catechesis has fallen into disrepair , decay and disuse.

We have made other faiths and atheists smug while the spritual wealth, strength and confidence of the Church has disappeared over the horizon.

One by one, churches shuttered and left our landscape, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of faithful-turned-unfaithful left behind.  [One by one, churches shuttered and left our shores, with not even a though about the millions upon millions of faithful-turned-unfaithful left behind]

The wealth of Catholic intellectual life has been ripped from our halls and thrown down the drain.

But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power.

From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

From this moment on, it’s going to be Christ First.

Every decision  on liturgy, on Church discipline, on the Church's relationship with the world will be made to benefit the faithful and their families.

We must protect our churches from the bulldozers, our liturgy, teachings and the moral law from corruption. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. []

I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down.

Church will start

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