Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fr Cutie,..Celibacy,.

Two posts this week, what a lucky readership I have!!  Seriously sometimes too many things, events or conversations take place that I feel warrant a forum to be discussed.  Today's post, and ironicallly Jimmy Akin's as well will focus on the case of Fr Albert Cutie.  It seems Fr Cutie has written a book in which he justifies his actions of not being faithful to the DISCIPLINE of celibacy and thus ended up in scandal,..then further scandal by leaving God's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, and entering the one, progressive, multi-wordshipul(I made up a word, if liberals can do it, so can I) and  gender neutral Anglican Communion.  Sorry Anglicans, but anyone with half a brain can discern that your 'Church' is about as likely to survive as the Dodo bird in the early half of the twentieth century.  Now that I've backed up ecumenical relations with the anglicans for the time being, (Yeah, like women's ordination and no clear cut dogma didn't already do that!...) let's get back to the subject of the former Catholic priest known at one time as Fr 'Oprah.' 

A little primer,..for those of us that don't remember, Fr Cutie was involved with a woman back in May of 2009.  It would seem that papparazzi pictures of him at the beach were taken and then sold to a tabloid.  The chain reaction of scandal, albeit justified by the liberal socialist anti-Church press turning Fr Cutie into a martyr and then his subsequent defection and entry into schism!  (We must remember that Fr Cutie is validly ordained!)  The news panels quickly shifted their attention to the sex abuse scandal and then the piece de resistance as every Catholic 'expert' was trotted out before the cameras to petition the Church to change!  (Y'know the ones,.Fr Richard McBrien, Sister Jabba the,..ooops Joan Chittister and the rest of the 'spirit' of VII crowd...)  So in the end,.Fr Cutie commits scandal and is quickly absolved, and we the audience are fed the line of socialist crap that the Church should change!  Now fast forward, and he's writing a book to tell people of his experience, and how he felt called to marriage too, (ie horny..) and thus desired the best of both worlds.  I smell a New York times bestseller!! (BTW,.Fr Euteneur's book hasn;t received the same coverage,..cause y'know it actually deals with important issues, exorcism,..the antidote to Eckert Tolle published demonic toilet paper,..)

At supper with a few friends, I usually get asked some questions about the Church coupled with some bold paced pronounced all based on media indoctrination and misconception.  Naturally the conversation turned to the celibacy issue and how if it were changed, there would be more vocations.  I think my answer startled most people.  I argued that from a perspective of Faith, one first is called to celibacy and thus chastity, then is called to either priesthood or religious life.  The sexual dimension is but one facet of an overall picture.  An indivual called to marriage, while entering his vows must prepare himself or herself for the possibility of chastity as well.  Imagine a guy dates and marries the most beautiful woman in the world,...sigh,..then BAM!!!  A piano falls on her head, paralyzing her from the waist down, meaning she can't 'function' sexually.  A real man will know that his love for his wife will transcend that reality and thus will bear his new cross of chastity freely out of love for his wife.  Similarly a woman marries a guy who six months into their marriage is stricken with a disease whereby nothing 'works' anymore.  If she's a real woman, she won't be receiving visits from the pool boy!  She will freely accept out of love, her new found chastity within marriage.  Back to priesthood.  An authentic calling finds the guy viewing the Church as his bride, obviously the sexual dimension is not there, but the love is!  Fr Cutie commits a fatal error in logic when he says he was called to priesthood and marriage.  Why?  Simply because of the question that Mrs Fr Cutie must ask herself everyday,..If he wasn't faithful to one vocation, what makes her think he'll be faithful to another?  Fr Cutie, just admit, you were horny, and you wanted to screw around!  Please don't reference the Eastern Church, because even they need to be married first, if they want to be a priest afterward they can, they can't become a priest, then get married.  Besides, their discipline is not ours.

What pains me most when discussing these points with secular or heterodox catholics, is the following:  Why is it that they will pontificate the celibacy issue as the main cause for the sex abuse scandal,.while not wondering aloud why these problems don't surface in Buddhist or Hindu male monestaries?  Do they believe that when the Bishop lays hands on your head, you suddenly get the urge to molest children?  Seriously liberals, get your head out of your ass!  The answer is that they are afraid of truth period.  The scandal, the HOMOSEXUAL scandal, the one that broke out where nearly every victim was male and post pubescant was not caused by celibacy!  It was caused by SIN,..and perhaps poor judgment admitting certain men to seminaries looking to hide from the world!  Fr Cutie,..I pray for your soul,..that one day, you might reconcile yourself to the Church!

St Maria Gorreti,.....Ora pro nobis!

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Christmas Moment of Contemplation

Yesterday,.(Sunday) I woke up and got on the scale,..174 lbs!  At first I expected a slight bump yet at the same time was shocked to actually see it.  Now coming from the fitness world,.makes me well aware that it would take an excess of 3500 calories to gain about one pound of fat.  Nevertheless, I must backtrack.  So turning back the clock,.to Christmas Eve,..the menu:  spaghetti aglio e olio, calamari in a red sauce,.eel,.baccala, (salted cod) and smelts, finally plenty of homemade wine and dessert!  Okay so far?  We relax and prepare for Midnight Mass...My father and Godfather/uncle still drinking,..because,..well una cena senza vino e come' una giornata senza sole.  My mother and aunts were well,..baking,..ummm baking...So midnight Mass comes and goes, return home to more panninis then off to bed,..on a full stomach!

The next morning sees me up at 6am,.(don't ask why) and without so much as a moment of thought, once again gluttony begins yet anew...fresh pastries, egg nog and brandy, along with every other imaginable culinary pleasure.  Supper time!  Family friends gathered around a large table and off we went again, zuppa straciatella, prociutto with melon then Turkey.  We were so busy gorging ourselves we forgot to invite Jesus to His own birthday!  When did Christmas turn into this?  The way I acted and viewed food was nothing short of disgusting.  How a religious holiday turned into such an excuse for gluttony blew my mind!  In one short second, my Christmas was ruined.  I think next year its time I give back.   My mind over and over raced to the parable of the rich man and Lazarus,...Yet Sunday morning I was more concerned with how much weight I put on.

I think we can all agree that Christmas is a time we look forward to,..yet this Christmas,.was for me an interior look at my conscience.  How many people were homeless,. in shelters?  At least they were better off, because despite all the goodies we had in our stomachs and under our trees,..we were missing something/someone that they had,...they had Jesus.

St Michael the Archangel,........Ora pro nobis.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Wrap Up,..Q & A

With Christmas,.(not 'holiday day') a few days away, I figured now is as good a time as any to wish everyone a very Happy and Holy Christmas.  This past year has been great as far as readership for 'Confessions' goes and I personally would love to thank everyone who takes time out of their day to read this blog.  Especially in light that sometimes this blog serves as an emotional outlet for a rant against heterodoxy, socialism and the general Orwellian thought process that accompanies the first two.  Well, today its gonna be different,..every once in a while I answer frequently asked questions regarding email sent to me,..soooo today will be that day!   The questions will be paraphrased...

1.  Are you Catholic?  Why are you so condescending towards other people? (from a student)

Ans:  No,..I belong to the Western branch of Reformed Presby-lutheranism  pastored by Reverend Timothy Lovejoy!  Hope you can take a joke,..!   Yes I am Catholic.  As far as your second question,.liberals have manipulated media for soo long, it has become common place to accept as truth any left of centre idea put forward by lefty elites.  I do not condescend people,.but I will condescend ideas.  If I come off as condescending, that is not my intent.  What I am trying to do is come off as 'satirical' and 'sarcastic.'  (By the way,..the person who sent me that email is a fan of Bill Maher,..irony anyone?)

2.   Why are you so pro American?  (from a 'Social Justice advocate')

Ans:  I am no more pro American than I am a proud Canadian! Hockey, maple syrup and Tim Horton's!   As a Canadian, I am happy that my bourders are secure as they are  defended by the strongest country in the world.  They are our largest trading partner.  What that means Mr Social Justice, is that if they ever wanted to they could make us starve!  You don't like it,..move nextdoor to China or the Sudan,..send me a postcard,..cause y'know those countries according to your silence, are beacons of paradise.  It does pain me that so many Americans,.(manipulated by lefty hollywood?) voted in a socialist,..yup a socialist, whose middle name is 'Hussein.'  By the way, were you offended that I wished them a happy 4th of July? 

3.  Were you always this way?

Ans.  No, most people, I was poorly catechized and nearly brainwashed into the mindset of,.'Well the Catholic Church is a nice place to be,.but it has to change with the times and y'know one religion is as good as another,..Paul probably founded Christianity,...blah,.blah,.blah...' The priests on the french side of the diocese advanced this stuff.  Long story short, I always had a fascination with religion,( nearly converted to Islam) and one day was buying a book at a local diocesan bookstore.  I saw a priest,.who actually was young and looked 'normal.'  The older priests were always a bit,..shall we say 'light in the loafers' or so I thought,..Anyway I engaged this guy in conversation and what followed was an intellectual ass kicking par excellance!  I was physically exhausted from the mental beating this priest gave me, and was still shocked that he was normal!  Still friends with this priest to this day!  (Remember, I've always participated in a physical activity and am reasonably considered a muscular dude,..martial arts, hockey, wrestling,.)  I started devouring everything, Bible, catechism, Summa, (even in University,.as a Poli Sci student started majoring in philosophy,..),..The final push was April 2005,..sitting inside Marie Reine du Monde Cathedral in vigil for Pope John Paul II.

4.   How do I get Abs?  (woman from Italy)

Abs, friends are not made in the gym,..they are made in the kitchen pure and simple!   You can do all the sittups, and leg raises in the world,.but if your diet isn't reflecting that, your abs won't show!  Don't get me wrong, you train your abs in the gym,.but to get that 'beach body' look, you'll need to diet!  Any inquiries can be made by linking to Elle Nutrition and/or supplementing with Elle Nutrition protein,..its only 40$ but its well worth it especially for women.

Merry Christmas!......Maranatha!

Ya I'll be Promoting This One!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Ultimate Warrior! My hero when I was 10,.my Inspiration at 33!

What a title! What else can I say? I know if you're in my age bracket, your thinking about the Ultimate Warrior running down the aisle heading into the ring,.those clothelines, winning the championship at Wrestlemania 6 and getting stuffed into a coffin by a then very young Undertaker. So your asking yourself, what the hell does this have to do with Catholicism or Social Conservatism? The answer EVERYTHING!

It would seem that the Ultimate Warrior has rebirthed himself as a fitness guru and proponent of traditional values. I made this discovery by accident while surfing and coming across old youtube videos of him wrestling. Next thing I now,..I'm listening to him give a lecture at a university! Granted maybe some people might disagree with his content delivery methods,..but WOW! I surfed in to his website, and will invite everone else to visit his blog. Among the works he's familiar with, Aristotle, Aquinas, C.S. Lewis,..I couldn't believe it. Needless to say I'm devouring most of his blog. There is very little about pro wrestling and to answer a question, yes his legal name is 'Warrior.' He is not Catholic (Yet...) but from his writings, I think we'll all agree he'll be coming home, (God willing) soon. I could see it now,..(Howard Finkel voice) 'Making his debut with the Catholic Church, weighing in at 270lbs, from Parts Unknown,..The Ultimate Warrior!!' (Cue music) Da,...da,da,da,.daaaaaaa,..(guitar riff...)

Oh, I digress!! I put a link to his blog in my links section!

St Jude,.....Ora pro nobis!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Liberal Ostrich Syndrom.

This week I've had enough, and will head down to register a new psychological disorder,.it's really not that new, but you'd swear to speak about it openly will cause more people to ostracize you than they did the lepers at the time of Jesus. L.O.S. which will stand for Liberal Ostrich Syndrom usually starts out as S.O.S. (Help!) socialist ostrich syndrome. The intent initially is good,.you get the rest of the buzzwords of tolerance, acceptance, dialogue,..none of them evil or agenda ridden in any way, until they become usurped by the wrong crowd. Now once again, for the benefit of my readership and just to annoy the social justice crowd, let me reiterate that I'm not against the environment, not against animals, not against women and therefore please do not accuse me of such nonsense. I am however for the Truth, the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth! Liberals hate truth, hide from truth and thus refuse to accept truth,..hence the term for what I will call their new psychological disease.

As a Catholic, it can be sometimes agonizingly painful to watch as we (Catholic Christians) seem to be the only acceptable religious group for outside sources (the lefty media) to criticize and ridicule. Throughout our history, there have been times when yes, we needed to take a look at ourselves in the mirror. The sex abuse scandal, Bishops transferring homosexual priests from parish to parish, that needed to be brought to attention so that justice might be mitted out. However, it does become curious when it is discovered that the nature of the problem is something different than what the media are reporting and likewise, other faith 'traditions' have more problems in that field than Catholics do, yet these stories never see the light of day!

Several weeks back,.a terrorist attack took place inside a Christian Church in Iraq. Well, it did make the ticker on CNN, but the focus became religious extremism. While that is true, it underscores the Islamic problem! Yup, there I go being politically incorrect again! Islam doesn't seem to 'get it!' This isn't new, they've tried twice before to conquer the world in the name of Allah, yet the liberal media, saddled with LOS (head in sand) refuses to acknowledge the obvious. Even a superficial reading of their history, let alone their philosophy can attest to that! The mosque at Ground Zero? Why was there even a debate? Hypothetically switch it around, if Catholics terrorized a mosque, would they call it religious extrmemism,..No! They would call it Catholic violence. My question is this,..Why is there such a f'n double standard? The media should report facts, and leave their biases at home. Then again they have sponsors. That being said, Charlie Sheen will always find work,.despite his issues,..Mel Gibson will have problems buying a sandwich...

Liberals,.stop! Just stop. What exactly are you trying to do? You claim to be for justice and fairness, yet you won't let or you will suppress things and issues that go against your agenda. So let's stop with the B.S. and make a New Year's resolution, okay?..No more Global Warming/Climate crap, no more ridiculous issues designed to steer you away from the real problems,.(protesting the mining of cell phones while Abortion mills are being set up. C'mon social justice crowd, I think we can do better!)) Get your collective heads out of your asses! No more socialist nonsense! No more imaginery population control H1N1 or R2D2 or swine/bird/pigeon/seagull flu vaccinations,..We want the Truth! So let's start now,..Do you know what will happen after December 21st 2012? The answer will be December 22nd 2012. I think I made my point.

St Jude,.....Ora pro nobis.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Optimusmastro is not Fr Barron

Why? Because Father Barron can communicate eternal truths of the Faith without hammering someone over the head with them. I have always said, I love our Risen Lord and His Church, but to communicate that reality sometimes takes a certain charism that perhaps the Holy Spirit did not impart on me. Don't get me wrong,..I have been given many graces and many gifts,..but to speak so eloquently as to invite the opposition or still, our seperated brethren in the protestant communities to ponder certain things,..that, I do not possess. I'm more of a Father Corapi kind of guy! Nevertheless this Fr Barron is simply awesome! We all possess different talents,........oh well..

Compare as you dare,.Here we have Father Corapi just telling it like it is! God Bless both these fine priests in both their respective ministries,..

St John the Evangelist,.......Ora Pro Nobis..