Monday, September 9, 2019

Blasphemy As Humor


 Beginning in the 1990s, a new weapon was launched against the majesty of God. Since the emergence of the Vatican II sect, the forces of evil have done everything possible to detract from God's honor, and eradicate Him from the minds and hearts of men. Ecumenism gave us the idea that "one religion is as good as another," and beliefs just don't matter. The One True Church and Her Founder were thus made "equal" to the false moon god "Allah," and the demonic "gods" of Hinduism. The sense of the sacred was gone and replaced by seeing God as obsolete, inconsequential, and no One Who commands respect.

By the 1990s it became fashionable to make jokes about God. Moral degenerates like Howard Stern became more emboldened to laugh at God. Atheist "comedians" like the utterly detestable Bill Maher grew large followings by blaspheming God under the guise of humor. Humor (so-called) became Satan's best weapon. If anyone objects to these blasphemies, the predictable response is, "What's the matter, it's only a joke!" You could get away with the most vulgar attacks on God by posing as a comedian. Those who can be cajoled into laughing not only sin, but they also begin to think offending God is "no big deal" as long as you can get a laugh out of it.

Last year, the depraved Stephen Colbert (another "comedian") who claims to be a practicing member of the Vatican II sect, launched a most horrific attack on Christ during Easter. Showtime aired an animated show by Colbert entitled Our Cartoon President. In it, Our Lord, Our Lady, and St. Joseph are degraded and blasphemed. (WARNING! The following description is vile and blasphemous. I have censored the worst parts, but reader discretion is advised---Introibo).

According to several news sources, the episode, which aired on Easter Sunday, was entitled "Church and State" and depicts a fictional Trump grappling with his loss of support among evangelical voters. On an open microphone, he is heard committing a religious "gaffe."

"Was that Joseph guy a p**z or what? Clearly, he wasn’t taking care of Mary’s needs. I mean, if God knocked up my wife, He’d never d***k again. I’d cut off God’s p***s," Trump says. The "funny" insults continued with Trump saying, "You think your great-grandfather hunted dinosaurs. How do grown adults still worship Jesus? I mean, where was Jesus when the Taj Mahal was at a standstill with the unions?"

Finally, after the gaffe hits the news, Trump tells the public, "Don’t believe the dishonest media. I would never cut off God’s p***s, unless God begged me, like, ‘Please, son! Slice off my d**g!’ I’m like Jesus, only with twice as many prostitutes." If you think this "practicing Catholic" was denounced or asked to repent by the Vatican II sect "bishops," guess again.

While this "humor" is clearly despicable, there's more subtle attempts to denigrate God. One of the worst will be discussed in the next section. It's a show that was just approved for a second season, and was the impetus for my writing this post.

"Miracle Workers"
The Bible tells us, "Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." Hollywood has done just that. In 2015, the show Lucifer came out. We were told "the TV series centers on Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals." (See http://deadline.com/2015/02/lucifer-pilot-order-len-wiseman-director-jerry-bruckheimer-producer-fox-1201376635/). I wrote a post about the show, warning about how it attempted to make a "hero" out of ultimate evil. (See my post, http://introiboadaltaredei2.blogspot.com/2015/06/satan-goes-prime-time.html).

One of the most heinous lies the show Lucifer promotes is that Satan was somehow redeemed by God, and that his redemption shows that all of us have hope––no matter how wicked we choose to be. This is blatant universalism; the belief everyone is saved.  Maybe Bergoglio was a consultant? In the third season, Lucifer’s angelic wings are restored and the (made-up) angel Amenadiel, the "older brother" of Lucifer, says in the season three premier, "Perhaps Father [God] is trying to show you that you’ve been forgiven. Brother, if you can be redeemed, that means that anyone can. Now isn’t that divine?" (See, e.g., https://www.fox.com/lucifer/). In 2 Corinthians 2:14, we read: "No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light."(Emphasis mine).

Whereas Lucifer has a serious setting making evil into good, the show Miracle Workers, has God as a buffoon. The TBS series casts actor Steve Buscemi as "God," and Daniel Radcliffe, a professed atheist and a fan of militant atheist Richard Dawkins, as an "angel." Radcliffe played Harry Potter in the movies which promoted both witchcraft and moral relativism. The show is careful not to portray God as blatantly evil, as if Richard Dawkins were writing the script, because that might pull down the ratings and those who claim to be Christian would not be so easily taken in.  Instead, Miracle Workers portrays God as evil by depicting Him as totally indifferent to the suffering of His creatures. "God" is represented as a drug addict Who is so obsessed with ridiculous hobbies, like pretending to be a rock star, that He couldn’t care less about the prayers of His suffering creatures.

Atheist Radcliffe says, "The answering of our prayers is very low priority in this version of Heaven." (See http://collider.com/miracle-workers-daniel-radcliffe-interview/). Radcliffe admits that the show can be very dark, and just like in Harry Potter, "the ends justify the means." He says, "We do some bad things to people who are getting in our way in order to try and save the world." Radcliffe further admits "our depiction of God is kind of crazy."  God (their blasphemous caricature of Him) is the punchline in most of the wicked "jokes." (Ibid). The pilot episode is called "2 weeks" because "God" decided He’s going to blow up Earth because there’s no point to it. Feeling unsettled by this, Eliza [an angel played by Geraldine Viswanathan] challenges Him by making a wager with God that if she can answer one of the "impossible prayers," he can’t blow up Earth. "God" agrees. She teams up with Craig [angel played by Radcliffe], to answer a young couple's prayer for intimacy. God wants the unmarried couple to have "full sex" in order for Eliza to win the bet, making "God" a promoter of fornication. The series mocks God’s real mercy and His sending Jesus to save humanity. Eliza is pretty much the "God-character." Her desire to save humanity gets the audience on her side and not "God."

The creator of this piece of garbage posing as a "comedy," Simon Rich, wrote another diatribe against God--a short story entitled The Book of Simon. It is the twisting of the Book of Job in the Bible.  Job was a good man dedicated to God, and whom God allows Satan to visit misfortune on him to test his faith. Job remains faithful to God. In this short story, Simon Rich is dedicated to Satan and doing his work. One day when Satan is boasting of what a wicked man he has made of Simon, God wagers with Satan that if He pours out even more blessings on Simon’s life, that he will surely become a devoted believer: "Let’s go double or nothing on the Job thing. I’ll bless Simon and give him reward upon reward until his cup runneth over. And you will see that he starts to believe!" Then "God" says, "Maybe Simon would believe in Me if his life were more blessed?’ And Satan laughed and said, ‘How?’ For Simon had been raised in luxury and had never experienced hardship of any kind."

"Now, Simon had graduated from an expensive college, but he had almost no skills. All he liked to do was sit around in his underwear, making up jokes and then laughing at them. So God said, “Fine,” and let Simon do that as his full-time job. But, instead of praising God for this miracle, Simon took everything for granted, and even began to write some jokes that made fun of God. And Satan would read these jokes out loud to God, in a funny voice." In the end we are told Simon "wrestled deeply with the question of faith. He thought about all the blessings he’d been given while other, more deserving people had suffered. And the mad injustice of his life convinced him, unequivocally, that God did not exist. Because if God existed then surely by now he would have got some horrible comeuppance."

In the story, God tells Satan, "You win." "God" is so defeated that even Satan feels sorry for God, "And Satan tried to gloat, but he couldn’t enjoy the victory, because God was so visibly upset." (See Simon Rich, "The Book of Simon," The New Yorker, September 2016). This is really the life story of Simon, making blasphemous "jokes" about God as in Miracle Workers. If your spouse, children, parents, or friends were so mocked would you find it funny? How much more should we be offended by this attack on Our Lord!

Conclusion
Why is blasphemy so evil? According to theologians McHugh and Callan, blasphemy is "...the denial to God of something that is His, or the ascription to God of what does not belong to Him." (See Moral Theology, [1929], 1:338). It is insults or calumnies offered to God. The works of Simon Rich fit this category well, yet we should not view it as blasphemy (so the world tells us) because it's "just humor."

A story is told about an African-American man in the 1930s who was riding the bus "too close" to the white section for some passengers in segregated Alabama. The man wore a large overcoat, a hat, and was stooped over. He just wanted to get to his destination in peace. Two punks began taunting him to either get his "black a**" back further in the bus, or they would give him a beating. No one spoke up for the poor man who just sat there quietly taking this abuse. The bus came to his stop, and the gentleman arose from his seat. He was much bigger than anyone expected and his body was incredibly muscular and toned. The two cowards grew quiet when they saw his size and strength. As he made his way to the bus door, he handed one of them his card. It read: Joe Louis: Boxer. They had tempted fate with the future Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. The moral of the story is simple yet profound; how we evaluate a person surely affects the way we treat them and how we behave in their presence.

If we have a healthy respect and reverential fear of God, we will not laugh at "jokes" which detract from his honor. We will not watch any shows, read any books, or patronize any place that mocks God. The blasphemers like Simon Rich, Steve Buscemi, Daniel Radcliffe, and "Catholic" Stephen Colbert, had better heed the warning of our first pope:

"Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, 'Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation" (2 Peter 3:3-4; Emphasis mine). The mockers of God will soon discover their punishment is not asleep, but will come upon them "like a thief in the night." (1 Thessalonians 5:2).

Addendum
We would all do well to have ourselves, and all in our household, take the discarded Pledge of the Legion of Decency (and add the TV to its condemnation).  I have reprinted it below with my suggested additions.


+ In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. I condemn all indecent and immoral motion pictures and television shows, and those which glorify crime, criminals, as well as sins against the sixth and ninth commandments. I promise to do all that I can to strengthen public opinion against the production of indecent and immoral films and TV shows, and to unite with all who protest against them. I acknowledge my obligation to form a right conscience about movies and TV shows that are dangerous to my moral life. I pledge myself to remain away from them. I promise, further, to stay away altogether from places of amusement which show bad movies as a matter of policy, and from all homes that show indecent TV shows as a matter of accepted practice. Amen.


87 comments:

  1. Spot on article.
    God bless.
    Andrew

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    1. Andrew,
      Thank you for the kind words!

      God Bless,
      —-Introibo

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  2. For anybody who has time to read a good sermon by St. John Vianney regarding swearing, the uttering of blasphemies, imprecations, and curses, here is one for the road:

    https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Sermons_of_the_Cur%C3%A9_of_Ars#ALL_THAT_YOU_SAY_OVER_AND_ABOVE_THESE_IS_OF_EVIL

    Great article BTW Introibo. I grew all my life around foul language and unfortunately people do not take that sin seriously. Many saints say that in Hell that is all one could hear. When people speak like that out of habit, it's like imitating the devils and the those who are already damned in Hell. The comedians and Hollywood actors have a rude awakening ahead of them unless they repent. May God have mercy on me for all times I spoke badly as well.

    Lee

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    1. Lee,
      Thank you for sharing the information from the Cure Of Ars! Your observations are excellent and we should all remember them, for the welfare of our souls.

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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  3. Some of this laughter is going to be sent back in the opposite direction at the end, according to the Bible:

    But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them: Thou shalt bring all the nations to nothing. Ps. 58:9

    But the Lord shall laugh at him: for He foreseeth that His day shall come. Ps. 36:13

    I also will laugh in your destruction, and will mock when that shall come to you which you feared. When sudden calamity shall fall on you, and destruction, as a tempest, shall be at hand: when tribulation and distress shall come upon you: Then shall they call upon me, and I will not hear: they shall rise in the morning and shall not find me. Prov. 1:26-28

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    1. @anon7:50,
      That’s exactly right!

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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  4. Satanism is now force fed to the populations. Communism is achieving a mass indifference to the reality of an afterlife of an eternity in heaven or hell. We are surrounded by black hearted zombies. It gets worse every day. The end times are going to be a slow agony. True Catholics will rise above the chaos, avoid all near occasions of sin, hoping the day will come soon when they receive their heavenly crown and enjoy endless happiness instead of cheap godless thrills.

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    1. Anthony,
      Yes, we must be vigilant in these times of wickedness. Can the Lord be far behind? I wonder.

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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  5. The world has gotten so that when I hear that someone is expecting a child, although I can feel their immediate joy and do express it to them, I feel a tinge of inner sadness, knowing that these shameless celebrities with their cultlike devotion to the World, stand ready to snatch even the littlestsouls away with the click of a button. I always think of what Christ said on His Way to Calvary: The evil days will be such that people will want the mountains to fall on them, the hills to bury them, and women will wish they had been barren!
    Parents will have a price to pay for continuing to allow their children to wallow in this filth and Godlessness. My own child, a long-time teacher, is quitting teaching, partly because of dealing with this new phenomenon of youngsters who want to be called by names and pronouns that don't match their sex, and who cross-dress in school. Some emotionally disturbed kids are acting deranged in these "good", "mainstream" schools. They openly threaten themselves and classmates such as you would not have seen just a few years ago. Bad language and cursing they got away with long ago. They seem to crave attention because they are lost, so they keep ramping up the behavior. When informed, the parents often deny any problem, or else they support their childrens' mental disorders - and those are the parents who even reply to the school's request for a meeting at all. It is so sad.

    "Harry Potter" has probably achieved a popularity surpassing Treasure Island, Black Beauty, Nancy Drew, Tom Sawyer, and Little Women all combined. The author said she credits her success to some 'unknown force' she tapped into. Popular fictional characters like the preternatural Slenderman have influenced youngsters to commit murders imitating his MO. Doing homage to evil is called freedom of speech, and the mere mention of God is suppressed. I can't even imagine what the future has in store should there be state-enforced atheism!

    Thanks and gratitude to Our Lady of the Rosary, though! To pray it well is the greatest medicine and the best advice we can give others in these times. Pray for these confused souls.
    We can pray for each other's intentions, too, to stay strong and keep from falling for the lure of the World.

    May Christ's Love be with everyone here, now and always!
    J

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    1. Jannie,
      You touched on many important and valid points. JK Rowling did indeed claim her “inspiration” for Harry Potter came from some “outside force.” The days are evil, and we must keep the Faith and stay close to Our Lord and Our Lady.

      I couldn’t have said it any better!

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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  6. ++ O Mary of Graces ++
    https://youtu.be/NS97lvtyayA

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  7. Where is the sense of shame? In the last 50 years there has been a profound lack of shame. Coincidence that this lack of shame was ushered in after Vatican II, I think not.

    The psychologists tell us "if it feels good do it". The book "I'm Ok,You're Ok" was a bestseller.

    Shame today follows what used to be shameful behavior before everything became relative and tolerated in a society that judges nothing ("Pope" Francis' famous statement -"who am I to judge"?), except those who judge those who are not politically correct.

    Everything in our society seems to deplore the straight and promote the crooked. People who wish to promote the tawdry, and the commerce that makes them a fine living, brand those of us who try to remind others of eternal truths as "old fashioned" and "fundamentalists".

    From Tiger Woods with his multiple extramarital affairs and who was supposed to be a great role model, to TV bombarding us with advertisements for Viagra and birth control, etc., our sense of shame, embarrassment and sin has become desensitized and numb. Just 50 years ago people would have been embarrassed, mortified and outraged by such behavior and advertisements.

    People take drugs and drink to excess to numb their consciences and sense of shame. Anyone who cannot see that the sense of sin and blasphemy has dwindled to almost non-existentence is spiritually blind and deaf. Matt 11:15 - "He that hath ears to hear, let him hear".

    What is so desperately needed is REPENTANCE, not the dulling of the sense of shame and conscience. Mark 4:23 - "If any man have ears to hear, let him hear".

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    1. Joann,
      You speak the sad truth! Pope Pius XII famously said (in the 1950s!) that “The greatest sin of our times, is that we have lost all sense of sin.”

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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  8. Who runs the entertainment "industry" and what role did they play in the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ?

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    1. @anon11:22
      The godless run Hollywood. Christ-hating Jews and those who have both figuratively and literally given themselves over to doing Satan’s work.

      —-Introibo

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    2. Exactly!
      It's not just )ews.
      There are plenty of Gentile enablers in H-Wood.
      -Andrew

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    3. Whether Jews or Gentiles, just follow the money!

      JoAnn

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    4. Joann,
      The secular “Golden Rule:”
      He who has the gold makes the rules!

      —-Introibo

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    5. They not only make the rules but the money as well. What about the porn business, the hiring of young and some underage girls who are exploited for money. Mostly young gentile girls. I haven't seen any young Jewish girls being drawn and exploited into the porn industry. The strip clubs in the City where I live are predominantly owned by Jews who recruit gentile girls. They are not recruiting their own girls. What about the Weinstein's and Epstein's? Are they hiring their own and abusing their own?? More than likely not. Where is the outrage against such atrocities? Is it because the purveyors of the porn business and strip clubs are mostly gentile men who are making the owners rich and virtually accomplices in the exploitation of girls and women??????

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    6. From Anon @10:45 - Why no replies?

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    7. @anon10:45
      Your point is well taken that Jews are over -represented in pornography. The Satanic Al Goldstein of the porn rag “Screw” is quoted in the book “XXX-Communicated:
      “The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks. Catholicism sucks. We don't believe in authoritarianism." As a follow-up Question he was asked, "What does it mean to you to be a Jew?" To which Goldstein responded, "It doesn't mean anything. It means that I'm called a kike." He was then asked, "Do you believe in God?" Goldstein said, "I believe in me. I'm God. Screw God. God is your need to believe in some super being. I am the super being. I am your God, admit it. We're random. We're the flea on the butt of the dog."

      However, why do non-Jews patronize this evil? As the old aphorism states, “Evil will only triumph when good men do nothing.” Pope St Pius X said that the reason for the evil in the world was bad and lukewarm Catholics.

      The enemies of Christ are winning because of the failure of His professed followers. Consider all the evil heaped on the world by one Joseph Ratzinger—a former Nazi.

      We should blame ourselves, do penance, live good lives, and proselytize. Simply blaming Jews, Freemasons, Communists, etc. won’t change anything.

      —-Introibo

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    8. Introibo, You are so right that we shouldn't blame Jews, Freemasons, etc., but neither should we support their enterprises. We should try to cut them off at their source which is money. Too many people purchase their products and services, thus making them prosper and stay and thrive in their businesses and enterprises. By not being consumers of their products and services that may just change things!

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    9. @anon7:12
      I agree completely!

      —-Introibo

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  9. Enabling someone is not the same thing as calling the shots. Wars are "enabled" by the men who fight them, but soldiers don't make foreign policy!

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    1. @anon10:37
      Jews and evil gentiles alike run Hollywood.

      —-Introibo

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    2. I'm not carrying water for the )ews.
      It's time Gentiles start taking responsibility for our willingness to partake in the entertainment complex.
      Plenty of Gentiles support and take part in lewd vulgar blasphemous TV shows movies and music.
      -Andrew

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    3. @4:04 p.m.> You do sound like you carry water for the Jews, to be perfectly honest with you. I hope you don't covertly light candles on Friday night (if you know what I mean, wink wink).

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    4. Andrew,

      The sheep need a shepherd! The average normie has not the time, ability, or inclination to uncover what is happening. They ride the zeitgeist. The fact that our shepherds have either stepped aside or are complicit in letting the Jews in Hollywood, advertising, politics, finance, etc. run rough-shod over our society is the issue.

      But this was already established by the Catholic Church in the late 1800s in Civilta Catolica, wherein they rightly concluded based on recent history that those who are not subject to a monarch and the Church will end up being ruled by Jews.

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    5. After 25 years of personal reading and 45 years of social engineering,its become obvious Gentiles will not wake up & will not stop blaming other people.
      This constant blame game makes us appear as weak
      helpless stupid children.
      Maybe I've known about the subversion too long,IDK?
      God bless
      -Andrew

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    6. Andrew,
      I agree with you!

      —-Introibo

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    7. Andrew: Lo and behold, there's an article about who runs Hollywood, in the LA Times, written by a....a Jew! Here you go!! https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2008-dec-19-oe-stein19-story.html (Article was also written by a member of their (your???) tribe).

      Please take especial note of the last sentence in the first paragraph.

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    8. People are waking up like never before. Look at Pewdiepie and the ADL. There are streams of memes about the supposed Holocaust. Tons of young people see the anti white hatred in Jewish orgs like the ADL and SPLC. They see the hypocrisy of Jews demanding only Jew immigration to Israel while demanding every western country is open to the whole world.

      Because of the internet, they will have nowhere to run this time. I pray they stop before things get out of control, but I fear they won’t.

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    9. @-12:25...From @7:33pm. EXACTLY.

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    10. @12:25 You wrote: "I pray they stop before things get out of control, but I fear they won’t." They won't stop. Every group has group characteristics. One of the characteristics of the Jews is that they overplay their hand. IOW, they don't quit when they're ahead and have already "won" in a sense; they just keep going. Then it backfires. It always has, historically.

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    11. @Anonymous 7:33PM
      I've known about "their" control over the media
      education politics etc
      beginning in 1993.
      I haven't disagreed with you at all on this issue.
      Will you please re-read my comments?
      God bless.
      Thank you.
      -Andrew

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    12. Thank you Introibo.
      We Catholics,myself included,need to improve
      ourselves and stop supporting the media/
      entertainment complex.
      God bless.
      -Andrew

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  10. You might find it interesting (to say the least), if you are suspicious of what you were taught about history and why the world in going down the sewer, to take a look at some of this readers, esp. his 5 star rated, reviews on Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/amzn1.account.AFKRGQACH2I4JP2QROMDQ3KCAPMQ/ref=cm_cr_getc_d_pdp?ie=UTF8
    There are those who believe that the Jews who never accepted the Talmud can live with diversity but not the Tulmudic Jewish supremists who stole their identity and are filthy racist lying murderous biggots who have corrupted and control every nation except not yet Malaysia.
    And immoral Gentile infidels would still be living under the constraints of Christian values if not for the international bankers satanic acts to dominate the world.
    And what was done to France, Germany and Russia is what is being done now to America.

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    1. Anthony,
      Be careful of what you read. I publish your comment but without endorsing a book I haven’t read.

      God Bless,

      —-Introibo

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  11. Introibo, Would you happen to know what country has the most Traditionalists?
    Thanks.

    JoAnn

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    1. Joann,
      I don't know of any reliable statistics for such knowledge. I would venture to guess that it's right here in the United States. The Catholic Traditionalist Movement began with my spiritual father--Fr. Gommar A. DePauw, JCD---in 1964. He set up his temporary headquarters in New York City's Pan Am building in January 1965, and moved to his permanent headquarters, the Ave Maria Chapel in Westbury, Long Island, NY in June of 1968.

      If you include the SSPX along with SSPV, CMRI, and independents, I'm willing to bet there are more Churches and chapels here than any other country; including formerly Catholic Western Europe. The movement continues to grow as the SSPV just ordained two new priests on September 3rd.

      That's my best guess not having any verifiable statistics.

      ---Introibo

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    2. Introibo, Which Country do you think has the least amount of Traditionalists? Thanks.

      JoAnn

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    3. I will take a guess and say Ireland.
      "Ireland has 6 episcopally authorised every Sunday Latin Mass sites out of a total of 11 (approved + SSPX). That is 1 episcopally authorised every Sunday Latin Mass site per 694,000 Catholics"

      https://Catholic heritage.blogspot.com

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    4. Joann and anon11:27
      Ireland doesn’t surprise me. It’s a Modernist dung heap after V2. The country voted last year 67% in favor of removing that part of the Irish Constitution which gave personhood to all unborn babies thereby allowing for their murder by abortion. Homosexuality is now “celebrated” there. The faith of St Patrick is all but gone. Weep for Ireland.

      —-Introibo

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    5. I bet countries like Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan have fewer.

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    6. Anon@12:39
      I stand corrected. I should have qualified my statement to only include countries that are neither Communist, Islamic, and at one time had a sizable Catholic population.

      —-Introibo

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    7. It seems to me that a Country such as Ireland which was Catholic prior to Vatican II and then went along with the Novus Ordo and never seemed to protest the changes, but readily accepted them is garnering God's judgement now. The same can be said for Baltimore in the U.S. Baltimore, Maryland was the Episcopal see in the U.S. Remember the Baltimore Catechism? The City of Baltimore had beautiful Catholic Churches on almost every block or two. Now the Catholic churches have been taken over by Protestants. The pre-Vatican II schools were once over flowing with students. Now most of the schools have closed since Vatican II. The City once was a bastillion of Catholicism. Now it is garnering God's judgement. The City is on the FBI's list of one of the most dangerous City's in the County. The homicide rate is thru the roof. Novus Ordo churches in Baltimore sponsor LGBT pride parades, etc. all with the sanctioning of the "Arch Bishop". I see a correlation between the sad state of Ireland and Baltimore. Both were once a light in the dark and now their lights are gone out and they are in the dark. If any 2 places need Traditional Latin Masses, it is Ireland and Baltimore, MD, and as far as I know, neither place has any or enough. Please pray for Ireland and Baltimore!

      I will get off my soap box now!

      JoAnn

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    8. Joann,
      You should stay on it; good comment!! Yes, do you know who Cardinal Sheehan threw out as Seminary professor and director of vocations/admissions in 1962 for Mt St Mary's Seminary? Fr. DePauw! He replaced him with a 27 year old priest who had only been ordained two years, but was "pastoral" to those with "same sex attraction." Need I say more? Yes, Ireland and Baltimore have much (not good unfortunately) in common.

      ---Introibo

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    9. Introibo,
      There are Novus Ordo churches and schools in Baltimore named after Cardinal Sheehan. I don't know much about him, but having Novus Ordo churches and schools named after him is a big red flag. Mt.St. Mary's Seminary is a known cesspool of sodomites as is Saint Mary's seminary. Saint Mary's is the oldest seminary in the U.S. Now it is known as the "Pink Palace".

      JoAnn

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    10. Joann,
      Yes. It broke Fr DePauw’s heart.

      —-Introibo

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  12. ATTENTION!
    If anyone knows Traditional Catholics who were around the Trad community/chapels from
    1965-1985,ask them to re-live their memories of this era on video or in print.
    Once the 1st wave Trad-Catholics (65-85) die off,their memories and history of this crucial era die with them.
    Thank you.
    God bless.
    -Andrew

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    1. Andrew,
      That's what I'm doing here, at least in part. I was Traditionalist since 1981. Hopefully, God will grant me some more years before I "die off," but you make an excellent point, and those of us have somewhat of a duty to do so for future generations (however many more there may be).

      ---Introibo

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  13. You’re article makes me think of the mystery of the crowning of thorns in the rosary. How much does every insult the Lord’s enemies hurl at him give glory to his patience and magnanity.

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    1. Ryan,
      What a wonderful observation! Thank you for sharing.

      God Bless,

      ---Introibo

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  14. Hello,

    Are there *any* shows of redeeming quality on Netflix? My mother and I like to bond by watching TV shows together, but most shows we find are either vehemently anti-Catholic and contain essential pornography almost every episode (Orange is the New Black, Master of None) or have very indifferentist messages (The Good Place, which shockingly is one of the less offensive shows on the site). Are there any good, traditionally-minded shows or films you're aware of on Netflix and perhaps Amazon Prime?

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    1. Unknown,
      The short answer is "NO." Avoid Netflix like the plague. Its show "13 Reasons Why" glorifies teen suicide and there has even been research published showing a spike in teen suicides directly attributed to the show.

      I would suggest that you stream (or buy the DVDs) of old classic TV shows. I would suggest titles like "The Honeymooners," "I Love Lucy," and "The Partridge Family."

      If any of my readers have other suggestions, please send them to me so I may publish them here in the comments.

      God Bless,

      ---Introibo

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    2. Introibo,

      MeTv (Memorable TV) has shows from the 1950's such as the "Andy Griffith Show", "My Three Sons", "Perry Mason", "Leave it to Beaver", etc. It is my favorite channel. Let me know your thoughts on the channel. Thanks.

      JoAnn

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    3. Joann,
      Wonderful suggestion! Those shows are morally unobjectionable! Thank you for sharing.

      —-Introibo

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    4. Introibo and Unknown,

      There is a TV series called Ballykiss Angel which is filmed in Ireland and is about life in a small Irish town and centered around a Roman Catholic Priest and his parish. I have watched the series on PBS in my area.

      JoAnn

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  15. It looks like Tradition in Action scooped you on Lucifer four years ago: https://www.traditioninaction.org/History/G_023_CultSatan.htm

    Why are you giving this garbage publicity and inducing people to think about it? How much time did you spend researching this and writing about it? wouldn't that time be spent better on doing something else? I wouldn't even know these shows exist if it weren't for the traditionalist websites reporting of them. I don't own a TV, and I would highly recommend that any Catholic who wants to be saved avoid not only TV but also most forms of entertainment and what passes for "news" (which is in reality political propaganda and manufactured and fake events) including the newspapers, newsmagazines, comic books, theater, modern fiction, talk radio, virtually all music on the radio, etc.

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    1. @anon9:06,
      My original post on The show “Lucifer” was on June 1, 2015. I’m not here to “be the first” like a newspaper, but to warn. I’m Sedevacantist and TIA is R&R. People who read my blog generally will not read them, and vice-versa. The more we get the information out, the better.

      You write: Why are you giving this garbage publicity and inducing people to think about it? How much time did you spend researching this and writing about it? wouldn't that time be spent better on doing something else?

      Reply: I spend what little time I do have researching diligently for my weekly post. No, I don’t think warning people of the horror of blasphemy and keeping them informed is wasted time. Hosea 4:6 says: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee...

      You write: I wouldn't even know these shows exist if it weren't for the traditionalist websites reporting of them. I don't own a TV, and I would highly recommend that any Catholic who wants to be saved avoid not only TV but also most forms of entertainment and what passes for "news" (which is in reality political propaganda and manufactured and fake events) including the newspapers, newsmagazines, comic books, theater, modern fiction, talk radio, virtually all music on the radio, etc.

      Reply: I’m happy for you, but I cannot tell people to live as a recluse, monk, or cloistered nun. I’m a lawyer and have to live in the real world and know what’s going on. Most of my readers are also hard working people not retired or independently wealthy.
      My spiritual father, Fr Gommar DePauw kept a television. He watched a half hour of the evening news after his Breviary and before going to bed. He was quick to remind people that TV is not intrinsically evil, as St Clare of Assisi was declared the patron saint of TV and those in the TV industry by Pope Pius XII.

      You use the Internet, as your comment proves. Do you know 34% of all websites are pornographic? Add to that statistic, all the vile errors and blasphemy, it can easily be construed as worse than TV and all the other media you list combined.

      However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any edifying things. Ditto for TV, etc. If you want to ignore evil, don’t patronize the Traditionalist websites and blogs. You’ll unfortunately find out that what you don’t know can often hurt you a whole lot.

      I want to help my readers understand how to learn to discern. In this way they can be IN the world without being OF the world.

      —-Introibo

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      You sound gnostic.

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    3. I forgot about the link to your original post above. I guess I was wrong about your being scooped. It looks like you have the dubious distinction of being the first to report it in the traditionalist world.

      Novus Ordo Watch frequently links to TIA. Most of what TIA published is orthodox (other than their recognizing the Vatican II usurpers as legitimate Popes and the specifics related to their R&R theology).

      I agree people need to be taught that blasphemy is evil, but there is no reason whatsoever for all these lurid details and specifics that just serve to scandalize people. I don’t consider avoiding temptation by eschewing TV “to live as a recluse, monk, or cloistered nun.” TV may not be intrinsically evil, but since practically all the electronic and print media are owned and have their content decided by the Talmudic billionaires, I don’t see any reason to patronize and expose myself to it. Since I think that practically all, if not all, major events (crimes, accidents, social movements, political decisions and scandals, etc.) are staged and/or faked, I don’t see any reason to have myself propagandized and deceived.

      Here is what one Sedevacantist wrote on the matter:

      “Indeed, one thing that should go out of our lives in this Lent, if it hasn’t already been tossed out, is the television. Toss it out. For good. Don’t ever turn back. And this is from a child of the 1950s and 1960s television. The saints did not need television. We don’t need television. Indeed, it is a hindrance to our sanctification and thus to our salvation. ‘Goodbye, Mister T.V.’”
      http://www.christorchaos.com/?q=content/memento-homo-quia-pulvis-es-et-pulverem-reverteris

      TV wasn’t as openly and completely corrupt during Pius XII’s reign. I don’t care what Gommar DePauw did.

      I wouldn’t liken the internet to TV. I agree that the internet has plenty of evil sites on it, but one can simply avoid the bad sites and use ad blockers to filter out the bad content. The internet broke the monopoly on information that the Talmudic billionaires had, so I would consider the internet essential for getting real information because they do not control it. It was through the internet that I learned about the real state of the Church, Sedevacantism, etc. and keep up to date on it. There is nothing really useful that I can think of that comes through on TV. Maybe the weather forecast, but I can get that from the internet.

      @10:42: Why do I sound gnostic?

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      The anonymous poster @10:42 is right, you have the gnostic mindset. Let me spell it out for you.

      You wrote: agree people need to be taught that blasphemy is evil, but there is no reason whatsoever for all these lurid details and specifics that just serve to scandalize people.

      Reply: People complained about the epic movie "The Passion of the Christ" in like manner. "It's too graphic and will traumatize people." No. It's true that Christ could redeem the world by simply shedding but one Drop of His Precious Blood. Instead He chose to die the gruesome and ignominious death of the Cross so that we could SEE THE FULL HORROR OF SIN AND ITS CONSEQUENCES. When I did my weekly "Singing for Satan" series each month about rock/pop/rap music, the overwhelming majority of my readers (including those who didn't want their comments published) were glad that I exposed the explicit lyrics and debauchery in the lives of these people because it made them more aware of how evil the times are in which we live. One lady thanked me because she stopped listening to music in her car and listens to audio-books or prays instead.

      You wrote: I don’t consider avoiding temptation by eschewing TV “to live as a recluse, monk, or cloistered nun.”

      Reply: Your laundry list did not simply speak of TV. One of my readers/commenters, Mr. Frank Rega, also got TV out of his house about 11 years ago. However, you said not only TV but "also most forms of entertainment and what passes for "news" (which is in reality political propaganda and manufactured and fake events) including the newspapers, newsmagazines, comic books, theater, modern fiction, talk radio, virtually all music on the radio, etc."
      That's much more than merely TV, isn't it?

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    5. You wrote: TV may not be intrinsically evil, but since practically all the electronic and print media are owned and have their content decided by the Talmudic billionaires, I don’t see any reason to patronize and expose myself to it. Since I think that practically all, if not all, major events (crimes, accidents, social movements, political decisions and scandals, etc.) are staged and/or faked, I don’t see any reason to have myself propagandized and deceived.

      Reply: This is where the "gnostic" label applies. Like science deniers and Vacancy Pushers, you suffer from a serious detachment from reality.

      Here's how it works. There is a "Grand Conspiracy" wherein almost everything people believe to be true is false. Jewish Masons are lurking behind every door. Virtually everything we know is wrong. The truth is out there. The Earth is flat, the moon landing was faked, we are at the center of the universe, the Newtown shootings never happened, Bigfoot is a real threat, and Elvis is alive and working at the local supermarket as a bag-boy since he faked his death in 1977. However, a small enlightened group of people can see through this (YOU of course are one of the chosen few), and accepted the "red pill" from "Morpheus." (Kudos to those who got the pop culture reference). That's not only stupid, it's nuts.


      As to Dr. Droleskey, the sedevacantist whom you quote, and whom I met back in the 1980s here in New York, I have the greatest respect. He is entitled to his opinion and does not enforce it like dogma. Nor do I--if you don't like TV get rid of it, but you can keep it and use it to your advantage if you wish.

      You write: I don’t care what Gommar DePauw did.

      Reply: That's because he lived in the real world. Objective reality and you spend very little time together.

      You write: I wouldn’t liken the internet to TV. I agree that the internet has plenty of evil sites on it, but one can simply avoid the bad sites and use ad blockers to filter out the bad content.

      Reply: You can do the same to TV with an inexpensive V-Chip.

      However, the REAL REASON you like the Internet is Because..."The internet broke the monopoly on information that the Talmudic billionaires had, so I would consider the internet essential for getting real information because they do not control it."

      Reply: The "Grand Conspiracy" has a weakness which you (of course) found. Funny how I became a Traditionalist in 1981 by reading an ad taken out in the Jewish-Masonic "New York Times" by Fr. DePauw. Guess those Masonic Jews dropped the ball on that one! What Fr DePauw did to fool them was ingenious. He told those Jews if they published his ad he'd give them FREE PORK!! Talk about a Jewish dilemma! They opted for the "free" part, and he got the ad through.

      I'm sorry, but I've had enough from the "Grand Conspiracy." People like you make those of us trying to stay Catholic look like raving mad morons.

      ---Introibo

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    6. "What Fr DePauw did to fool them was ingenious. He told those Jews if they published his ad he'd give them FREE PORK!! Talk about a Jewish dilemma! They opted for the "free" part, and he got the ad through."

      He did this for real?

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    7. @anon4:30
      Please see the definition of “sarcasm”—LOL

      —-Introibo

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    8. Anon @1:48 - The below definition of Gnosticism is why you are gnostic:

      "GNOSTICISM

      Definition
      The theory of salvation by knowledge. Already in the first century of the Christian era there were Gnostics who claimed to know the mysteries of the universe. They were disciples of the various pantheistic sects that existed before Christ. The Gnostics borrowed what suited their purpose from the Gospels, wrote new gospels of their own, and in general proposed a dualistic system of belief. Matter was said to be hostile to spirit, and the universe was held to be a depravation of the Deity. Although extinct as an organized religion, Gnosticism is the invariable element in every major Christian heresy, by its denial of an objective revelation that was completed in the apostolic age and its disclaimer that Christ established in the Church a teaching authority to interpret decisively the meaning of the revealed word of God."

      If I were you, I would study Gnosticism. You might then see yourself and your belief system for what it is - gnostic.

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    9. "It's true that Christ could redeem the world by simply shedding but one Drop of His Precious Blood. Instead He chose to die the gruesome and ignominious death of the Cross so that we could SEE THE FULL HORROR OF SIN AND ITS CONSEQUENCES."

      I have never heard this. Is it doctrine that Christ could have redeemed the human race without dying, by shedding only a single drop of blood?

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    10. @anon8:06
      Strictly speaking, when our First Parents sinned, they destroyed something of infinite value—the friendship of God. That requires an infinite reparation in Justice. There is nothing humans could offer God that is infinite and perfect. That’s why the Second Person Of The Most Blessed Trinity became Man. Every act of the God-Man, Jesus Christ, is of infinite value because He is God. Therefore, he could do for the fallen human race what we couldn’t do for ourselves by becoming one of us.

      Every act of Christ is infinitely perfect because He is God. Therefore, the shedding of one Drop of His Precious Blood in Sacrifice to the Father was sufficient to redeem the human race. He chose to die for several reasons the theologians have discussed over two millennia. The principle reasons being:
      1. To Show the consequence of sin as the most horrific thing in the universe

      2. To experience what it is like to suffer and die like His creation

      3. To show His limitless Love for humanity and the extent to which He is willing to go in order that we may be saved.

      —-Introibo

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    11. Why would any Catholic keep in his house a device that is "a hindrance to our sanctification and thus to our salvation"?

      Where did I say anything heretical? I am gnostic because I come to a reasonable conclusion after examining the evidence? I would present evidence of the conspiracies, but I think you will block my comments. Your tone, your resorting to ad hominem attacks, and your censoring of comments indicate that you know you are losing the debate.

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    12. Yes, but is there any doctrine of the Church that says that Christ could have redeemed the human race without dying?

      The Catechism of the Council of Trent states that "our sins consigned Christ the Lord to the death of the cross...."

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    13. @anon8:28
      TV, like the Internet, radio, etc, is only a hindrance to our salvation if we allow it to bring in evil.

      The evidence of a worldwide conspiracy which makes 99% of the world different from how we see it except for the chosen few is not heresy, but lunacy. I’m sorry but I went back and forth with a reader “ianintaiwan” who is also one of the chosen few who realizes the worldwide conspiracy. There’s no reasoning because whatever evidence you offer that not everything is a huge conspiracy, those who buy into it will say “you’re deceived by the conspirators.”

      This is not ad hominem when you show a lack of credibility, and modern Gnostics who think they have special knowledge and can interpret the Bible/Church documents on their own is where the heresy comes in. Ianintaiwan simply discredits any papal teaching for his private interpretations.

      I don’t censor comments except for one which attacked the character of Fr DePauw by claiming he belonged to a Masonic Association. That is totally false, and the full story would take several posts. Suffice to say that calumny is perpetrated by Theresa Benns, the female “theologian” who held the “farmhouse conclave” which “elected” David Bawden as “Pope” Michael. She has since disavowed the very false pope she “elected” and is a Home Aloner.

      It is very difficult to be a Sedevacantist. (True Catholic). To be taken seriously, we must stay close to Church teaching. Whacky Conspiracy theories that have the whole world deceived by secret Jewish Masons who are ubiquitous belong in a Malachi Martin novel, not on this forum. You may comment, but I cannot entertain “Great Conspiracy Gnosticism.”

      —-Introibo

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    14. @anon8:41,
      Yes. According to Theologian Pohle, “God was under no obligation to redeem His creatures.” He was also free to accept inadequate satisfaction. God freely chose adequate and infinite satisfaction by the Incarnation. (See “Dogmatic Theology” [1913], 5: 20-23).

      —-Introibo

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    15. Do you want the evidence to back up my claims on the conspiracy, or will you censor it? It is tough to establish credibility when you won't let me post the evidence that proves the conspiracy.

      Remember, 99+% of the world believes that Bergoglio is Pope.

      I posted no heresy. I am not ianintaiwan, and I do not endorse his views.

      There was no calumny against Gommar DePauw, either by me or by Teresa Stanfill Benns. Gommar DePauw did belong to that organization, the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (OSJ). I know he was affiliated with it because it is listed on the sign in front of his chapel in the picture in your post on Blaise Kurz and on DePauw’s website itself:

      http://introiboadaltaredei2.blogspot.com/2016/06/a-forgotten-hero.html

      http://www.latinmass-ctm.org/ctmnews/bishopkurz.html

      Read the sign. It says “And the protection of the SOVEREIGN ORDER of ST. JOHN of JERUSALEM KNIGHTS of MALTA”

      Anthony Cekada wrote about Gommar DePauw’s involvement in it in December 1981, well before Mrs. Stanfill Benns, who cited Cekada’s article in her essay. Gommar DePauw’s title in the OSJ was given in Cekada’s article, linked below:

      http://www.traditionalmass.org/articles/article.php?id=56catname=14

      The OSJ was definitely heretical, as Cekada proves, and probable cause exists that it was masonic.

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    16. God did not have to redeem us, but my understanding is that if He hadn't, we all would go to Hell!

      Pohle isn't divinely inspired or dogma. Did the Church ever issue doctrine or dogma on this issue?

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      It is the unanimous teaching of the approved theologians.

      —-Introibo

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    18. @anon9:50,
      I knew Fr DePauw better than most. I’m not denying he was fooled for a short time, as was even Bp Kurtz! He immediately withdrew involvement when he realized they were not what they claimed—yet not Masonic.

      Fr. Cekada writes some great stuff and some that he makes up. His Una Cum fiasco, claiming—with NO PROOF—that Fr Jenkins “fakes” illness, etc. He would even have someone forgo Holy Viaticum if the Host was consecrated at an Una Cum Mass, that’s so outlandish and wrong I don’t know where to begin.

      I always sift the wheat from the chaff. That accusation is definitely chaff.

      —-Introibo

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    19. As far as believing in Bergoglio as pope, it is based on sound theology readily accessible to all, not some conspiracy theory. Furthermore, while I readily admit to conspiracies, the idea of a Great Conspiracy whereby ALL IS NOT AS IT SEEMS is bizarre, to be charitable. Benns has zero credibility with me.

      —-Introibo

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    20. Was DePauw or was DePauw not involved with the OSJ? The sign in front of DePauw’s chapel in the photo lists DePauw’s organization as affiliated with the OSJ, and that is conclusive proof that he was.

      You say Cekada’s accusation is not true. What exactly is the accusation that is not true? Are you going to get into some hairsplitting about DePauw’s exact relationship with the OSJ? Did you read Cekada’s article “Light on the OSJ”? If not, how do you know specifically what Cekada said about DePauw?

      So, if I understand you correctly, you are asserting that Cekada is a liar. He is committing grievous sins against the eighth commandment by slandering his neighbors, not just DePauw, but Jenkins as well. That is a serious accusation.

      Cekada wrote his essay back in 1981. Did Gommar DePauw ever refute Cekada’s allegations when DePauw was alive?

      How do you know what DePauw’s motivations were back in the 1960s, years before you met him? Rely on his word years later?

      I do know this, that DePauw recognized the Vatican II usurpers, and his website proudly boasts that he has been “serving under five Popes.” Was he running his operation with the support of the occupied Vatican?

      I think you should write the articles telling your version of “the full story.”

      Other Catholic writers besides Cekada and Teresa Stanfill Benns have called out DePauw. There is much more to be said about this, but I won’t say it now.

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      You write:
      Was DePauw or was DePauw not involved with the OSJ? The sign in front of DePauw’s chapel in the photo lists DePauw’s organization as affiliated with the OSJ, and that is conclusive proof that he was.

      Reply: I never said he wasn't. His membership wasn't "Masonic" and as soon as he realized what there were about, he left. Even Cekada admits as much.

      You write: You say Cekada’s accusation is not true. What exactly is the accusation that is not true? Are you going to get into some hairsplitting about DePauw’s exact relationship with the OSJ? Did you read Cekada’s article “Light on the OSJ”? If not, how do you know specifically what Cekada said about DePauw?

      Reply: Yes, I did read the article. His exact relationship isn't "hairsplitting," it's very important.

      You write: So, if I understand you correctly, you are asserting that Cekada is a liar. He is committing grievous sins against the eighth commandment by slandering his neighbors, not just DePauw, but Jenkins as well. That is a serious accusation.

      Reply: Yes, very serious. How does he know the medical status of Fr. Jenkins? Was he there when the doctors examined him? Did he somehow obtain his medical records in violation of HIPPA? He tells people to forego Holy Viaticum if the Host was Consecrated at an Una Cum Mass. Sheer nonsense. Moreover, a real approved pre-Vatican II theologian, Fr Martin Stepanich wrote against his position because the authorities he quotes were not contemplating a state of sedevacante. He never even attempted a refutation, yet people stay away from SSPX Masses based on a non-Magisterial opinion by which he declares something a SIN. For more, see my post: http://introiboadaltaredei2.blogspot.com/2019/07/combating-cooties.html.

      You write: Cekada wrote his essay back in 1981. Did Gommar DePauw ever refute Cekada’s allegations when DePauw was alive?

      Reply: He didn't give a rat's rear end about Cekada. He made his position known to his congregation. He had so much thrown at him from all angles, he couldn't respond to everything.

      You write: How do you know what DePauw’s motivations were back in the 1960s, years before you met him? Rely on his word years later?

      Reply: How about primary documents, including letters from high ranking clerics pre and post V2.

      You write: I do know this, that DePauw recognized the Vatican II usurpers, and his website proudly boasts that he has been “serving under five Popes.” Was he running his operation with the support of the occupied Vatican?

      Reply: He was not sede until 1999, when he stopped referring to Wojtyla as pope and did not use his name in the Canon.

      You write: I think you should write the articles telling your version of “the full story.”

      Reply: That would require information being revealed which would make my identification known, which I will not do.

      You write:Other Catholic writers besides Cekada and Teresa Stanfill Benns have called out DePauw. There is much more to be said about this, but I won’t say it now.

      Reply: Say what ever you like. The fact of the matter is Fr DePauw came out against the Council when it was still going on in 1964, before anyone ever heard of Thuc, Lefebvre, Mendez, or any other Johnny-come-lately. If it hadn't been for God using him, many Traditionalist priests admit that the Traditionalist movement wouldn't have gotten off the ground. Many wouldn't have the True Faith, including me--whom he converted back in 1981. If the Church is ever restored, I firmly believe October 11, the feast of the phony Roncalli, will be replaced by St. Gommar of Westbury. That's my final word.

      ---Introibo

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      Unfortunately, it seems you have a difficult time living in the here and now. Also, anyone who reads Benns and can't discern that the woman is seriously disturb and deluded has a REAL problem.

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  16. Introibo, There seems to be alot of gnostic belief and Gnosticism out there today. Have you done a post on Gnosticism? If not, would you consider doing one? It seems in the year 2019, Gnosticism is prevelent, and it's ugly head needs exposing.

    JoAnn

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      Yes, you are correct about the growth of Neo-Gnosticism, and I plan on doing a post before the end of this year on the topic.

      ---Introibo

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  17. Introibo, have you seen this article before:

    http://www.theprinciplemovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Albert-Einstein-The-Earth-Mover.pdf

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    1. Tom,
      Yes. It's a ridiculous production by Robert Sungenis, a former Protestant turned V@ sect apologist. He disavows sedevacantism and pushes geocentrism. He duped scientists to say things that could be construed as being in favor of his position, when they hold no such view:

      "The video the producers posted rebutting the charge that they misled the scientists and narrator of this movie actually confirms that they did indeed keep the participants in the dark as to the true purpose of the documentary. It shows that the contract signed by physicist Lawrence Krauss was carefully worded to avoid any mention of geocentrism, either directly or indirectly, merely stating that the documentary would cover various theories and controversies concerning cosmology. There are indeed plenty of scientific theories--mainstream and controversial--in the field of cosmology, and Professor Krauss has contributed his viewpoint to more than a few science documentaries covering them, but geocentrism isn't one of them. As the producers were no doubt banking on, Professor Krauss would not have even considered the possibility that this vague catch-all language in his contract masked their purpose of promoting the long debunked scientific claim of geocentrism." (See https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2458876/)

      ---Introibo

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    2. Modernism has corrupted theology. We both agree on that. It has also corrupted philosophy so I see no reason to believe it has not corrupted the natural sciences as well. I do not advocate the helio or geo model. I simply do not trust the science community in the same manner that I disavow the religious modernists. I think the two corruptions are related and it we can know it when we see science attempting to disprove anything scriptural. It is not some secret conspiracy. It is open and blatant. Man wants to be God.

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    3. Tom,
      Yes, we have some points of agreement. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t trust the government or everything I see on TV/Internet either. Only two points on which I think they are absurd:

      1. The idea that EVERYTHING is part of a conspiracy that only a chosen few can see through

      2. Making belief in the “Great Conspiracy” some “dogma” and/or twisting the sources of Revelation contrary to Church teaching in order to make specific unsettled beliefs into dogma

      —-Introibo

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