Jul 16, 2006

Against the Cross, and for witchcraft

In two editorials on Saturday, July 15, the Los Angeles Times really revealed its true colors.

The first editorial, entitled, "Crossing the Line," condemns the Mt. Soledad Cross war memorial in San Diego as "a 43-foot-tall constitutional violation," "an extremely visible symbol of one religion" [guess which one; but the editorial never uses the word "Christianity"] and "an unacceptable establishment of religion on public land."

The second editorial (click on this post's title) sanitizes witchcraft by calling it "the Wiccan faith, which is a nature-based religion often confused with [s]atanism." It then demands, in the name of "religious freedom," that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from now on add the "Wiccan pentacle, a five-pointed star within a circle," to the list of symbols it allows on commemorative plaques for deceased veterans -- in this case, for Nevada National Guardsman Sgt. Patrick D. Stewart, "a Wiccan" who died in action in Afghanistan.

This is liberalism in a nutshell: "Religious freedom" is fine when it is misapplied for a demonic ANTI-religion, but bad when it is applied for the True Religion, Catholicism.

Somehow, I do not expect to open the Times anytime soon and see an op-ed in defense of the Catholic Faith and true religious freedom by Cardinal Mahony and the rest of the California bishops in reply to these anti-Christian editorials. That is exactly what we need, though, from the shepherds who by virtue of their office are pledged to defend us.

Let us pray for mercy for the soul of Sgt. Patrick D. Stewart, who gave his life for his country.

22 Comments:

Anonymous Savanarola said...

Mama Kelly--Religious freedom like every other freedom has limits. A bogus religion cooked up with the aid of a noted Satanist in the early 1900s has no serious claim on recognition.

As for the Times, their attitude comes down to this, "Christianity bad! Anything and everything else good."

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Mark said...

Sorry, this has nothing to do with the corresponding post, but Quintero.. you will not believe what I just experienced today.

One of the Carmelite sisters had her Final profession of vows, and the main celebrant was Bishop Oscar Solis. Needless to say, the Mass had Sacred Polyphony and organ music. The Mass parts were sung with the Missa de Angelis (Kyrie, Gloria, Agnus Dei), and more yet, Bishop Oscar Solis led these. In addition, it was a Novus Ordo HIGH MASS, meaning INCENSE and everything (especially noteworthy: the bells were rung at the appropriate times and the incense bearer waved incense at the Elevation of the Hosts).

Looks like the heirarchy in L.A. isn't all that bad as it's wrapped up to be. Let's continue to pray for L.A.!

3:00 AM  
Anonymous Xochilt said...

Mark-

Bishop Solis wasn't one of Mahony's picks. In fact, when the appointment was announced, instead of making Solis regional bishop of the then vacant San Pedro area, he created a job out of thin air for the new bishop: coordinator of ethnic ministries.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous OrthoCat said...

Hey Q-

With the visit of "Mama Kelly" to your blog, you might want to get a priest to do an exorcism of these pages.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Kenneth Fisher, Founder & CRCOA said...

Quintero,

I second orthodat's motion.

I just returned from Louisville, Ky and "The Church Teaches - 2006" Forum where I was able to present the presentation on Fr. Rober Altier's case to Cardinal Arinze, Archbishops Burke and Foley.

In my opinion, Archbishop Burke is the one we can work with best on this matter and similar matters, especially now that the Holy Ghost has gotten appointed to the Vatican Signatura.

Once we have 5000 signatures, we now have 2774, we will send the same presentation to the Confraternity for Priests, please pray that this comes soon!

Mark,

Don't put too much stock in the fact that the most Traditional Religious Women's Order had a very orthodox "Norvus Ordo Mass" for a final proffession.

We find that the Archdiocese of Lost Angels is very much like a chameleon, and they know they could never get away with anything else with the Carmelites of the Sacred Heart, who by the way by the direction of their Mother General boycott the Religious Education Congress.

God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher

God bless, yours in Their Hearts

11:05 AM  
Blogger Kenneth Fisher, Founder & CRCOA said...

Quintero,

I second orthocat's motion.

I just returned from Louisville, Ky and "The Church Teaches - 2006" Forum where I was able to present the presentation on Fr. Rober Altier's case to Cardinal Arinze, Archbishops Burke and Foley.

In my opinion, Archbishop Burke is the one we can work with best on this matter and similar matters, especially now that the Holy Ghost has gotten him appointed to the Vatican Signatura.

Once we have 5000 signatures, we now have 2774, we will send the same presentation to the Confraternity for Priests, please pray that this comes soon!

If anyone would like to contribute to this effort, send a tax deductible contribution to:

Dr. Attila Revesz, Treasurer
Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.
P.O. Box 8095
Anaheim, CA 92812-8095

Mark,

Don't put too much stock in the fact that the most Traditional Religious Women's Order had a very orthodox "Norvus Ordo Mass" for a final profession.

We find that the Archdiocese of Lost Angels is very much like a chameleon, and they know they could never get away with anything else with the Carmelites of the Sacred Heart, who by the way by the direction of their Mother General boycott the Religious Education Congress.

God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher

God bless, yours in Their Hearts

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Savanarola said...

Where do I draw the line? A-historical pseudo-religions such as Wicca and Scientology. Otherwise, anyone can cook up a belief system and term it a religion.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Mark,

Thanks for the news about the Carmelite sister's final profession of vows and the beautiful Mass.

What a wonderful Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel it was for them all!

And Happy Feast Day, today, of the 16 Blessed Carmelite Sisters of Compiegne, whose martyrdoms on the guillotine on this day in 1794 swiftly brought an end to the Terror of the French Revolution.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Xochilt and Kenneth,

Thank you very much for your comments and news about the Archdiocese and the Carmelites.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Kenneth,

Congratulations on reaching Cdl. Arinze and Abps. Burke and Foley with the petition!

12:22 PM  
Blogger Jared said...

Kenneth,

Thank you for all of your hard work.

...

Deep breath here ...

...

On the new religions front, I hereby found the Bolognagomist Church. All who wish to enter my sect must henceforth pledge themselves in marriage to ... a balogna sandwich. Our sacred symbol, the Divine Meat-Grinder (alternately known as the "Meat Grinder of Solomon") shall adorn the tombstones of our followers.

Once we've achieved tax-exempt status, all Balognagomists shall be ordered to report forthwith and in great haste to our sacred compound, aka the nearest Oscar Meyer meat packing plant.

All non-believers shall be tolerated in word (and yet, we will pursue all means neccesary to silence you up to and including shipping you off to Canada, France, the Sudan, or Siberia) and treated with the utmost respect (except when it comes to your judgemental intolerance of our marriage practices, in which case, we will pepper your churches with comdom---ents ... er ... condiments.

And, as always, remember the motto of Bolognagomists:

"An' it offend not our hedonist sensibilities, thou shalt do what thou wilt."

3:05 PM  
Blogger Jared said...

Quintero:

Sorry for the length of that. You obviously know I'm just joshin' you.

Seriously, who'd want to marry a baloney sandwich. I don't even want to consume them.

May St. Michael protect you from the enemy.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Tito said...

Q,

All it is is multiculturalism claptrap.

Not all religions are equal nor the same.

Kenneth,

Keep up the good work.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Ruben said...

Quintero:

I love your blog. I check it everyday, but I have to tell you that I really miss the pics. Any reason why you haven't posted any in a long while? Any plans to start up again? Your postings are awesome, but the pics add a whole lot.

In any case, pics or no, keep up the great work.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Kenneth Fisher, Founder & CRCOA said...

To all who have encouraged US in our CRCOA work, God bless, and thank you.

Kenneth M. Fisher

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Ricardo de Burque said...

Mi Amigo Quintero,

Our Lord Jesus Cristo told us that the puertas del infierno would never prevail over His Santo Iglesia. I firmly believe this. I also believe that your Arzobispo, el Cardinal Mahoney is in great need of oraciones for his immortal soul, for his campaign en contra de los true believers en su diocesis, and all of the pecados that he supports-homosexuales, el aborto, embrionic stem cell research, la pornografia. Please pray for him, that he would voltear from his sins and follow otra ves al Lord of Life y la Salvacion, Nto Senor Jesus and His Madre Inmaculada.

Ricardo(Burque)

11:53 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Ricardo,

We all need to pray for our superiors, and we all need to pray hard for our own salvation and everyone's.

But we cannot impute sin to anyone except ourselves in our own examination of conscience. God is the judge of souls.

And we cannot really say that Cardinal Mahony "supports" the things you mention. We might question whether he adopts the best policy against them, yes, but that is all.

Thank you, though, for caring about everyone in our Archdiocese from top to bottom!

Nra. Sra. de Guadalupe, ruega por nosotros! (Pray for us!)

12:23 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Hi, Jared,

Good to hear from you.

Have you ever seen those good "Who Founded Your Church?" lists that name the founders of the sects and that point out that Jesus founded the Catholic Church?

1:29 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Hi, Everyone,

Here's a prayer that we are all familiar with, and one that, as we know, it is so good to say often.


In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. Restrain him, O God, we humbly beseech Thee, and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God cast into hell satan and all the evil spirits who roam through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Kenneth Fisher, Founder & Chrm. CRCOA said...

Quintero,

Re: "And we cannot really say that Cardinal Mahony "supports" the things you mention. We might question whether he adopts the best policy against them, yes, but that is all."

Here is what SAINT Pope Felix III had to say about that:

"Not to oppose error is to approve it, and not to defend truth is to suppress it, and to neglect to confront evil men when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them".

Can anyone honestly state that Cardinal Mahony could not confront evil men?

Kenneth M. Fisher

11:02 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Kenneth,

Yes, Pope St. Felix mentioned paticular offenses that are sins. But in this statement of his, he does not name anyone; he does not say, "Cardinal XYZ is a sinner."

We are to say that, objectively, such and such a thought, word or deed is a sin. But we should not
pronounce that so-and-so is a sinner; that is a subjective judgment. How can we know the state of anyone's soul?

12:46 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Ruben,

I'm back to using pictures now. Thanks for jogging me about it!

Keep coming back, and best wishes to you!

5:00 PM  

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