Friday, May 22, 2015

SHOCKING: TLC pulls "19 Kids" after Josh Duggar alleged of sexual assault as juvenile

TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting off the air after the oldest Duggar son, Joshua (27), has been alleged to have sexually touched someone while he was 14. Duggar has also resigned from his job at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. (News story)

Such a story is shocking since it is from an unlikely suspect. The Duggars are America's largest family, where Jim Bob and Michelle have nineteen natural born single-birth children (no multiples or adoptees). As conservative Baptists, the Duggars homeschool their children and have "Bible Time" as bedtime story time. The Duggar girls are not allowed to hug their husbands heart-to-heart until they are engaged to their boyfriends, and are not allowed to kiss until they are married. 

God blessed this family with nineteen children and they did not kill any of them. They had all nineteen on His terms and not the terms of Jim Bob and Michelle.

People often think that because you only have less than four children you are using birth control. There are several married couples out there who are struggling just to conceive a baby. Not being on the Pill doesn't guarantee several children, either.

I will miss this show on TV. This family could have been a great Catholic convert family if it weren't for Pope Francis. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Beware of Fr. Paul Nicholson

Everyone reading traditional Catholic blogs over the past few weeks has probably heard about Fr. Paul Nicholson basting Fr. Gruner shortly after his death for being a schismatic priest because Bishop Fellay, Superior General of the SSPX, said his Requiem Mass held at "Scotiabank Cathedral." (I assume because no bishop in Ontario would allow Father's Requiem with his casket in one of their churches, a neutral site was chosen; priests are supposed to have their Requiems said by their bishops, but Father's canonical incardination bishop is...I believe Bishop Fellay was the only one who could do it on such a short notice.) 

Well apparently, Louie Verrecchio has discovered that Fr. Nicholson and Saint Michael's Media, the parent company of ChurchMilitant.com (new address), for whom he spiritually advises the staff, is connected with Opus Dei and has done other shady business. (For more on Opus Dei, please read this article.) 

This explains Father's crazy behavior and why Michael Voris and Co. will not criticize the Pope when he does something un-Catholic. 

While watching Voris' videos over the years have partial responsibility of me becoming a Traditionalist Catholic, it took material from Angelus Press (the US printing house of the SSPX) to understand the crises in the Church and why you cannot attend the New Mass. 

Because Opus Dei is an ecclesiastical cult within the Catholic Church, I would never join it. 

To that end, I will no longer be posting any more Vortices on this site, regardless of topic or local interest, until the CMTV staff smarten up and disassociate themselves with Fr. Nicholson. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bishop McManus confirms 70

On Saturday, April 25th, the Feast of Saint Mark, His Excellency, the Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, confirmed 70 members of the faithful at Saint John's Church in Clinton, Mass. The Bishop presided over Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament after Confirmation. The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from the Saint Benedict Center in Still River sang in the schola. (Click here for photos)

This is the same Bishop McManus who has refused to say the Latin Mass nor allowed its usage in the City of Worcester during his tenure thus far. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fr. Gruner, Fatima Priest, dies suddenly at age 72

From Fatima.org
I am very saddened to learn about the sudden passing of Father Nicholas Gruner, the director of the Fatima Center yesterday after being stricken ill while working in his office. Father was scheduled to appear this weekend in Woburn, Mass. for a Fatima Conference. 

FUNERAL ARRANGMENTS (posted on Fatima.org):

Wake on Wed. May 6th at Amingone Funeral Home, 3644 Gennese St., Cheektowaga, NY, 2-4 and 7-9 PM; Rosary at 8:30PM 

Wake on Thurs. May 7th and Fri. May 8th at Benner Funeral Home, 1105 Benner Rd., Fort Erie, Ontario, 2-4 and 7-9 PM; Rosary at 8:30 PM

Requiem Mass on Sat. May 9th at 9:30 AM at Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario, with Bishop Bernard Fellay, SSPX as celebrant

Internment in Saint Michael's Cemetery, Fort Erie Ontario

Please pray for the repose of the soul of this holy priest.

Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requesicat in pace. Amen. 

Catholic Family News: Pictures from the funeral

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Former Holy Trinity German Church to become luxury condos

The Boston Catholic Insider just reported that the former Holy Trinity German Church in the South End of Boston, which has sold last fall, will become luxury condos. This parish was once home to the only Traditional Latin Mass in the Archdiocese. 

There is not much more I have to say about this. This is what you get when you let pagans run the show. 

Pray for a new archbishop. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

A video about homeschooling



I might have to do this if there are no other options in the future. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SAD: Bishop Finn out in KC

I am very saddened to hear the news of Bishop Robert Finn's resignation as head of the Kansas City, Missouri diocese. All because of a misdemeanor, my metropolitan archbishop, who also happens to head the Vatican Sex Abuse Prevention Commission, forced this holy bishop out of office. 

Bishop Finn did more to promote the Traditional Latin Mass in his diocese than most bishops pray. All the major traditionalist orders are in the KC diocese, including the USA District Headquarters for the SSPX. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Catholic Dogma supports death penalty

Today marks the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings. The surviving defendant, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been found guilty on all thirty charges and the jury who convicted him has to decide whether he will be executed or be spending the rest of his life in prison. 

Despite Pope Francis, Cardinal Sean, and the three other Massachusetts bishops going against the death penalty, the Church actually supports the execution of convicted criminals:

"Another kind of lawful slaying belongs to the civil authorities, to whom is entrusted power of life and death, by the legal and judicious exercise of which they punish the guilty and protect the innocent. The just use of this power, far from involving the crime of murder, is an act paramount obedience to this [Fifth] Commadment which prohibits [unjust] murder. The end of the Commandment is the preservation and security of human life. Now the punishments inflicted by the civil authority, which is the legitimate avenger of crime, naturally tend to this end, since they give security to life by repressing outrage and violence." (Pope St. Pius V, The Catechism of the Council of Trent, Reprinted by TAN Books, 1982: pp. 451-2) 

So there you have it. It is actually the Catholic position to support the death penalty, despite what most Vatican II worshipers believe. Since this quote from the Catechism is written by a Pope, it possesses infallibly. It must be believed by all Catholics. 

The four fatalities Tsarnaev was responsible for killing were Catholics and to this date have not received a Requiem Mass for the repose of their souls. It would be appropriate that a Requiem be said collectively at the Cathedral since they all belonged to different parishes. But the Cardinal will not do it. He wants to see this convicted terrorist sit in the cell for a whole lifetime with our tax dollars.  

Therefore, to that end, I am a Catholic who supports the death penalty for convicted murderers. This is what the Church really teaches. God Bless America. 


Saturday, April 11, 2015

"Spirit of Vatican II" song

I came across this music video on YouTube that accurately describes the orientation of the Catholic Church for the past fifty years. ENJOY!