Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Random thoughts....the sedevaticantists again

  • I came across another sedevaticantist last month. I see the appeal of this concept--that DOES NOT mean that I approve but think I see where it comes from--- but it's a cop-out. Some people can't bear what's going on in the Church today so they back away completely and say that we don't have a pope at all.  It's like looking out your window and seeing there is an intruder at the door. Some of us see him and reach for the phone to call the cops, go hide in the safest room in the house and load our gun. The sedevaticantist says, "No, no, no this can't be. I live in a nice neighborhood. There is no-one at the door." If anyone is tempted towards this line of thinking I implore you not to. We have a lousy situation in our Church but we can't freak out and fall into fantasy, no matter how comforting it might be.

  • Homosexuals are only 1, maybe 2% of the population but their wishes dominate our society. We've been completely manipulated and threatened with social ruin if we don't go along. We are being herded like sheep into a pen. Who is running this particular social machine, really and what is their purpose anything other than control?

  • My uncle's doctors removed his tracheotomy tube. He's now sitting up and trying to talk. Thank God!

  •  Pat Archbold of the Creative Minority Blog finally got fired from National Catholic Register.  He is a family man and probably needed the money so this is sad but hopefully he'll find a way to make up the financial loss. Frankly, his writings were the only reason I even bothered with NCR and I don't think I'm the only one.

  • Ever single year we go through the same crap during Holy Week : someone puts on a blasphemous movie or hour long special and we get the sly, "Hey Judas was misunderstood", swill. You'd think these people would get tired of it but I guess their master spurs them on. 


Joe Potillor said...

A blessed Holy Week to you Dymphna :)

Continual prayers for your uncle

Dymphna said...

Thank you Joe!

Steve Dalton said...

Dymphna, the political powers that be are allowing the queers to run riot. If they didn't give them carta blanc, the 2% would be a helpless, isolated minority hiding in a closet as in the old days.
The NCR did Pat a favor by throwing him off the Titanic before it hit the iceburg. It was very Unchristian to fire him during holy Week. However, they can make up for that by firing the smart mouth duo of Shea and Fisher at Halloween.

kam said...

Good job with this blog site. You are a clear thinker who is not afraid to speak her mind. A quiet and blessed Holy Saturday to you.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

A horrid bad man can be pope. A heretic cannot.

A pope may err, even about faith, when speaking on his twitter account, but not when canonising.

A pope cannot be validly elected if:

* someone else was already Pope, but was forced to resign (was Siri forced to resign when "John XXIII" or "Paul VI" were elected? - was Michel Colin forced to resign in 1968 so Gaston Tremblay could be "Pope"?);
* he has publically confessed a heresy previous to election (by Church law even if he has retracted, unless that law be lifted, by Divine law at least if he has not retracted nor is willing to).

Also, a cardinal canvassing for someone to be Pope is excommunicated and cannot vote, and it seems the majority for Bergoglio was so slim his voters were mostly canvassers, i e non-voters, as per Church law.