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Monday, February 29, 2016

Refugee "Socialism", Don't Convert!, Year of the Monkey and More New Age

Refugee "Socialism", Don't Convert!, Year of the Monkey and More New Age
The latest news (vomit) coming from the Vatican II cult of man... 
Keep in prayer!

Cardinals: Don’t use charity as a conversion tool...(yes because that would be just ridiculous)

ROME — Two top cardinals say that as Catholics engage in charity around the world, they must be careful not to put their desire to convert people to their faith ahead of their missionary work.

Speaking at the “Charity will never end” conference organized by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council Cor Unum, an umbrella office to coordinate the Church’s charitable works, Cardinal Antonio Tagle of the Philippines said charity should not be practiced as a way of achieving other ends, “especially proselytism or imposing, even in subtle ways, the Church’s faith on others.”

According to the cardinal, using charitable acts for conversions is “manipulation,” but that doesn’t mean that God should be completely left out of the Church’s missionary work.
“The Christian truth is beautiful,” Tagle said. “And beautiful things attract. So proselytism is imposing, but this good news, beautiful in itself, will attract people without imposing.”
His view was echoed by Cardinal Gerhard Müller, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, who defined proselytism as “a manipulation of the conscience.”
Referring to the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis in Europe, Müller said Christians should be charitable “without hidden intentions.”

“We must not use the charity we practice and transform it into an instrument of proselytism,” Müller said. “An expert Christian knows when it’s time to speak about God and when it’s best to keep quiet. Sometimes a silent witness is the best witness of the love of God.”
He gave the example of his native Germany, where thousands of migrants, many of them Muslims fleeing war and persecution in the Middle East, have been taken in.
“There are among these migrants, the majority of whom are Muslim, who ask, ‘Why are Christians, and not our fellow Muslims, helping us?’”
When these situations arise, he said, aid workers shouldn’t be afraid to give an answer “rooted in the faith.”
Tagle, who spoke at the conference as the head of Caritas Internationalis, a Rome-based federation of 165 Catholic charitable organizations around the world, also said that charity must be given without regard for religious affiliation.
“Instead of relying on partisan politics or ideology, charity operates from a heart that sees a neighbor in any one who is needy,” he said. “Even enemies are to be loved, according to Jesus.”
But he warned that missionary work can’t be done in partnership with organizations that want to make funding conditional on the adoption of abortion and contraception, which Pope Francis has labeled “ideological colonization.”
Tagle defined this as “very complex issue” that requires vigilance and knowledge of the groups, foundations, and agencies with which Catholic charities partner. He also called for aid workers to keep in mind that even though money is important for the Church’s missionary work, “even without funding, we can love, we can serve.”

 NWO Stooges: Tagle and Francis
Pope Francis also addressed the conference, saying that charity means much more than simply donating money to ease one’s conscience. When Catholic aid workers provide material help, he said, those they assist experience God’s concrete love.
“Charity needs to be reflected more and more in the life of the Church,” the pope said. “How I wish that everyone in the Church, every institution, every activity would show that God loves man!”
The “Charity will never end” conference was organized to commemorated the 10-year anniversary of Deus Caritas Est (God is Love), an encyclical letter written by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.
Francis said the encyclical touches on a theme that retraces “the entire history of the Church, which is also a history of charity. It is a story of the love received from God, to be carried to the world.”
About 200 people from around the world participated in the conference. The majority of the attendees were Catholic, but there also were representatives of other religions, including Rabbi David Rosen and Prof. Saeed Ahmed Khan of Wayne State University, who reflected on the Muslim view of mercy.

 Run away from any Church teaching Vatican II and or saying the New Mass!

Pope Answers Kids' Tough Questions in First Book for Children

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, who has penned weighty encyclicals and decrees, has taken a stab at the simpler side of his job with a book for children to answer such questions as "What did God do before the world was made?"
That question was put to him by 8-year-old Ryan K., from Canada. Like the other questions in the book, it was written above a simple drawing - in this case, Ryan's rough sketch of a bearded God standing on a globe surrounded by gold stars.
The pope's answer, written in a few sentences on the opposite page, was that God "created time" but that most of all "he loved".
The book, called "Dear Pope Francis," was a brainchild of Father Antonio Spadaro, a priest and editor of the Italian Jesuit journal Civilta Cattolica who was the first person to interview Francis after his election in 2013.
Spadaro brought the pope the 31 drawings and questions by children from around the world and Francis dictated his responses in simple language.

Natasha, 8, from Kenya, asks for an explanation of the Bible story about how Jesus walked on water (Because God can do anything).
Others wanted to know if dead relatives can watch over them from heaven? (certainly); why does he wear that big hat? (Because he's a bishop), and what miracle would he perform if he had only one chance? (Cure sick children).
Basia, 8, from Poland asked what he wanted to be when he was her age. Answer: He wanted to become a butcher.
Not all the questions were light, however.
Mohamed, 10, from Syria, asks if the world will ever be beautiful again. The pope tells him his suffering will not last forever.
Perhaps the most poignant question is from an 8-year-old Australian boy named Luca. "Dear Pope Francis, My mum is in Heaven. Will she grow angel wings?"
Francis answers that no, she won't grow wings but "she is the mother you know but more beautiful than ever ... smiling and full of love for you."

Catholic Diocese of Sioux City to close 41 parishes

The springtime of Vatican II comes to Sioux City, Iowa]

Morgan Gstalter
February 28, 2016
The Catholic Diocese of Sioux City plans to begin consolidating 41 parishes during the summer of 2017.
The office unveiled a proposal on Thursday that would reduce the number of the diocese’s parishes from 108 to 67, due to a shortage of priests and decreased Mass attendance.
In the last eight years, only 16 out the 108 parishes have grown, according to the Associated Press. Overall Mass attendance has dropped nearly 25 percent since 2008.
Parishes being consolidated will become oratories, meaning there will be no weekly worship services. An oratory will still be able to host a variety of social functions, such as prayer services, funerals and weddings. None of the buildings will close but oratories will be maintained by the parish receiving the worshipers of consolidated parishes.
Most of the churches closing are in rural areas, where the average age of parishioners has increased and the size of families has decreased which leaves the parishes with a shrinking population. However, the consolidation will not affect any of the diocese’s 23 Catholic schools.
Members will have to relocate to a different parish in one of the 24 counties within the Sioux City Diocese, which spans across Northwest Iowa. The proposal would divide the Sioux City Diocese into four different geographical regions – southwest, southeast, northwest and northeast. There are currently four Roman Catholic dioceses in Iowa: Sioux City, Des Moines, Davenport and an Archdiocese in Dubuque.
The Sioux City Diocese is also experiencing a shortage of priests, mostly due to retirements. The Ministry 2025 proposal would relocate 12 priests to various different parishes. The proposal hopes to lessen the workload of current priest, cutting Masses down to only three per week. The rationale behind it is to help keep priests healthy and avoid overworking themselves.

Catholic bishop rebukes Vatican over conference trying to make children ‘agents of change’ on climate 

ROME, February 26, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Bishop Athanasius Schneider, a prelate known for his outspoken defense of the Catholic faith, is raising concern about a recent Vatican conference that focused on how to help children become “agents of change” in the fight against “man-made climate change.”
Titled “Children and Sustainable Development: A Challenge for Education,” the conference took place last November under the auspieces of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS), whose chancellor is Archbishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo.
Among the most controversial presenters was UN advisor Jeffrey Sachs, who has called for the birth rate in Africa to be drastically reduced through government programs aimed at increased use of contraception, and who has championed abortion as a way to reduce fertility. The Vatican also partnered with Sachs last April, asking him to moderate and co-host a conference on climate change.
Bishop Schneider, who is auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, said that faithful Catholics should be shocked that “enemies of the Catholic Faith” are involved in such a conference.
“One can realize here with shock the extent to which the declared enemies of the Catholic Faith are given scope for their activities at such an event in the Vatican. One has to protest against it. With the help of these speakers whose publications clearly oppose the Faith, the Faith itself and the natural moral law are being mocked in a subtle way.”
“God does not allow His Being mocked. At some point, He will intervene and one has to have compassion with those persons who are responsible for such a conference because they will one day answer for this before the Judgment Seat of God.”
“People who at such a conference sell the Holy Faith so cheaply – also when they are priests or bishops – should not forget this warning of Holy Scripture: ‘It is terrible to fall into the hands of the Living God’ (Hebrews 10:31). We have to wish it for those so-called Catholics, priests and bishops, and say: ‘Convert from your hearts to Our Lord, as long as there is time left!’” he said.
The event’s honorary President was Mrs. Courtney Sale Ross, founder of the Ross School in East Hampton, New York, and widow of Steve Ross, the owner of Hollywood's Warner Brothers Studios and also the founder of the promiscuity-laden music channel MTV. A number of Ross School students made presentations at the conference, in particular on climate change.
One Ross student made the case that world leaders should tap into students from private upperclass schools and “use them as agents of change” because they’ve had a “better” life and education.
“[They should] ask them to use what they’ve had in their life to make other people’s lives better,” the student said.
The conference’s final declaration notes the importance of turning young people into “agents of change” regarding the fight against climate change.
“Children and teenagers are not just recipients of knowledge: they must be inspired to act in their local contexts, and design sustainability initiatives in their schools and communities,” the document states.
Turning the traditional order upside down, where adults are the formative teachers of the young, the document continues: “Youth can encourage change through constructive interaction not only with other young people, but by positively influencing adults. Social media and social networks can be an asset. The education and empowerment of girls is essential to serve as agents of change.”
A connection is purportedly established in the document’s conclusion between environmental issues and moral and social issues. Educators are urged to stress to students “connections and mental habits that are open and flexible, fostering new thinking models that erode a tendency toward fixed beliefs.”
When LifeSiteNews reached out to the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, to ask about Pope Francis' own position on the use of children as “agents of change,” no response was given. Archbishop Sànchez Sorondo also did not respond to LifeSiteNews' request for comment.

The girls, the paedophile and Cardinal Pell

Debi Marshall
Sun, 28 Feb 2016
Australia's worst paedophile priest, Father Gerald Ridsdale, once lived with a young clergyman who is now Cardinal George Pell. As the Cardinal prepares to give evidence to the child abuse royal commission, two women break decades of silence to tell Debi Marshall about their ordeal in Ridsdale's care - and their disappointment with Pell. 
Gabbi Short In 1973, a young Father George Pell, flushed with success from his recent studies in Rome and Oxford, returned to his home town of Ballarat and took up residence in the St Alipius presbytery; a place, it would be publicly revealed more than 20 years later, that was a paedophile's paradise and a child's nightmare.

His housemate that year was the tall, rowdy and popular parish priest, Father Gerald Ridsdale. What the parents and parishioners who worshipped God and obeyed the sanctity of the church and its messengers did not know was that from early in his priesthood, Ridsdale was subject to a psychiatric report. He was already a serial child abuser who sodomised children at will, picking them off when and where his desires dictated: in front of a church altar, at the presbytery, or on camping or fishing trips.

When he hurt them, he ignored their cries for him to stop. If they persisted in making a racket, he beat them. Badly.

In May 2015, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse began an investigation into how Catholic Church authorities dealt with paedophile clergy in Ballarat and the impact of abuse. It heard that the diocese was a hotbed of scandal, cover-ups and paedophilia, and that vulnerable children - particularly orphans - had been prey to abusive clergy.

The hulking figure of Fr Ridsdale had given sermons from the pulpit while secretly running an unsophisticated, but terrifyingly effective paedophile ring. All three of Ridsdale's Christian Brother cohorts - particularly Brother Robert Best - had also enjoyed uninterrupted access to vulnerable children, whom they handed around to each other to abuse.

For Gabbi Short, now 60, growing up at Ballarat's Nazareth House Girls' Home, run by the Sisters of Nazareth, was the equivalent of living in hell; a daily battle for survival. The fifth of nine children, Gabbi was placed into care when she was just eight weeks old, at the suggestion of her parents' local priest.

"Dad was a war veteran who suffered shell-shock and neuroses," she says. "Mum cared about us, but the way Dad was, she had no choice but to put me and my sister in a home. She had no pension to live on.

"Because I went into care so young and stayed there until I was 12, I was known as a 'lifer'. Mum made every effort to continue to see me, but the nuns made it clear she wasn't welcome at Nazareth House and she eventually gave up."

Gabbi recalls with a shudder the years 1963 and 1964.

"They were just the worst years," she says. "That was when Father Gerald Ridsdale, who was the chaplain at our school, and Sister Imelda, were there together. It was a nightmare."

Sr Imelda, a young, attractive nun, was a sadist to children.

"She was in Ridsdale's thrall," Gabbi says, ticking off on her fingers some of the brutalities she and other orphans endured.

"She was charming and sycophantic to Ridsdale, but together they brutalised us orphans continually. The sexual and physical assaults that I and the other girls endured between us are too many to list, and they are all graphic and appalling.

"For no apparent reason, Sr Imelda would slam my head up against the wall, which resulted in a hairline fracture of my skull, drag me up the passage by my hair, make me stand in the freezing cold hallway for three hours at a time or get down on my knees and polish the concrete.

"She would belt me for wetting the bed and if we wet ourselves from fear, we had to lick up our own urine."

Ridsdale, whom Gabbi describes as an "arrogant and cruel beast of a man," also delighted in the abuse.

"He just ran amok," Gabbi says. "We were his playthings. He'd kick us, belt us, or slam our heads up against walls. He used to belt me around the head with his hand. Maybe they hated themselves and their life - who knows? But we were definitely their scapegoats. There was no escaping the brutality."

Gabbi developed her own defence mechanism to ward off the sure advances of the paedophiles who worked in or visited Nazareth House.

"After all the abuse I'd endured, I developed such a thing about my body that from the age of 12, no-one would dare touch me," she says. "Paedophiles are experts at knowing which children to pick on and they didn't come near me. But not all my friends were as lucky.'
Gabbi recalls that Ridsdale would visit Nazareth House and take girls away as he chose. No-one stopped him.

"One of his favourite girls was Sarah [not her real name], who was in charge of us junior girls," Gabbi says. "He raped her repeatedly from the age of 10 but when she reported it to a nun, it was ignored.

"Sarah tried to commit suicide by jumping out a second floor window. A nun came in, made all the girls in her dormitory line up at the window so she couldn't try to jump out again, and belted her within an inch of her life.

"Sarah was so desperate, she just wanted to die. Years later, she accompanied a friend who needed to see a priest for pre-marital counselling. When she entered the room, she found to her horror that the priest was Ridsdale. He recognised her instantly and pulled a photograph of her in her first Communion dress from his top drawer. He had kept it all those years."

There are other stories, too, of girls who won't be identified: the 12-year-old virgin who mysteriously became pregnant at the orphanage and was secretly sent to have her baby at St Joseph's Babies Home in Broadmeadows. When she heard a baby cry after her excruciating labour and asked if it was her child, she was told to be quiet. She was returned to the orphanage, sans baby, and told to say she had been on holiday.

She doesn't know who the father of her baby was, but suspects she was drugged and raped, probably by a priest; possibly Ridsdale. It would be 50 years before she would reunite with the son taken from her.

Cossetted from the outside world, with the Catholic mantra of guilt and hell, fire and brimstone to keep them on the straight and narrow, the orphans knew that it was a mortal sin to be molested and that if that happened, they would go straight to hell.

"You need to understand just how isolated and cut off we were behind the walls of that imposing, grandiose orphanage," Gabbi says.

"We were so vulnerable. On one side of the grounds was a nursing home for the elderly; we were on the other side. We had the same teacher for every subject, so we couldn't get away from the sadism.

"There were about 15 girls in my class. They were all abused."

At the mercy of the Nazareth nuns who, in turn, did the priests' bidding, they weren't taught about sex.

"I didn't even know the word, let alone what it meant," Gabbi says.

Gabbi made that special Catholic sacrament, the First Communion, in 1963, aged 7, and saw her mother, very briefly the day before.

"I ran to her and asked her not to go away any more," she says. "But I never saw her again." Her mother died in 2003.

Gabbi has a photograph of herself from that day, dressed, as are her fellow students, in a virginal, white, knee-length dress and veil. Standing between them, a vulture amongst his flock, dressed in black robes, his hands piously locked together and wearing an affable smile, is Fr Ridsdale. He had something to smile about: just a week before, he had raped yet another young girl, Julie Braddock. As with the other children he frequently assaulted, he had got away with it.

Julie, now 60, has carried the scars of Ridsdale and Imelda's abuse throughout her life.

"He was the parish priest, so we saw him every day," she recalls. "Both of them were preparing us for our First Communion; we were learning passages from the Bible. They agreed I needed one-on-one tuition, so I was sent to meet Father in the chapel." 

It started innocently enough: a word of encouragement from Ridsdale, a kiss on the cheek, progressing to him putting his hand up her dress and then his fingers into her vagina.

"I cried, because it hurt," she grimaces. "I was still crying when I went to see Sr Imelda."

It was the worst decision she could have made. Imelda beat her, savagely, and locked her under the stairs for three days. Released from the dark, foul-smelling cupboard where she was given only a bucket for her excrement, she was again sent to Ridsdale.

"He said that evil was inside me and he needed to get it out."

The rape that followed was so brutal that when she cried out in pain, Sr Imelda entered the room and dragged Julie to the bathroom, demanding she take a bath before she was sent to get her toilet bag. Forcing her to lie on the cold lino, Imelda inserted Julie's soapy toothbrush in her vagina and rectum until she bled. Satisfied that she was clean, Imelda then pronounced that Julie was a filthy girl who must remain silent about what had happened.

Julie was seven and a half years old. Ridsdale would rape her again on at least two occasions.

A week before her First Communion, Julie fainted during rehearsals. Enraged, Ridsdale ordered that she stay behind when the other students left.

"He slammed me so hard in the face that I fell over the church pew and was very badly bruised," she says, absently drawing a figure-eight with her fingers on her kitchen table.

"Then he dragged me out of the church and threw me down the steps."

"Nobody gets away with that!" he screamed. Lying whimpering on the ground, she quivered to see Sr Imelda advance toward her, to pick her up. She knew what she was in for.

Like other orphans, Julie, the sixth child in her family, desperately needed loving care - not abuse. Abandoned by their mother when Julie was one month shy of her second birthday, she and her two siblings - one marginally older than herself, one three months of age - were taken into police custody.

Sent to St Joseph's Babies Home, run by the Sisters of Nazareth, Julie was placed into the Nazareth House Girls Home at the age of five. It was an unwelcome induction.

"I was shown to my dormitory and told not to wet the bed. The next morning, very early, I was woken and hit on the legs by the nun because I had wet the bed. She rubbed my face into the wet sheet so hard my nose bled. I was then dragged to the bathroom, told to strip in front of the other girls, and beaten along with others who had wet the bed. Later, our names were called out and we had to stand our naked feet in buckets of boiling water."

The physical abuse was so horrendous, that on occasions Julie would fall unconscious. Sr Imelda was always the most vicious.

"She broke my fingers," Julie says. "She made me and the other girls eat our own vomit."

Gabbi and Julie became friends.

"I once tried, with Gabbi, to crawl through a hole in the fence, but a nun kept dragging me back. The wire was embedded in my leg and I needed 11 stitches. I was locked in a cupboard under the stairs for days and nights as punishment. When I was released, I was so ill I had to stay in the sick room for eight days."

Julie was never told that her real sister, Gail, was at the orphanage, and imagined that Gabbi was her sister.

Julie left the orphanage in 1963 to live with foster parents. But her foster father, too - a pillar of the Polish church and, she believes, part of Ridsdale's paedophile ring - also abused her; abuse that was so terrible she still can't speak of it.

In 1968, she became violently ill. Flummoxed as to the cause of her condition, the doctor would later ascertain it was the result of Ridsdale's abuse and the injuries she sustained at her First Communion rehearsal. Julie's spleen, one kidney and her appendix were removed.

To escape the hell of life at home, in 1972, aged 16, Julie left home and later married a boy she liked, but didn't love. The marriage didn't last, but depression, which has dogged her all her life, did. Four serious suicide attempts ended with hospitalisation, but she eventually found love, married, had seven children and gained a teachers degree. Her beloved husband died in 2005, as did her foster mother, who had left her husband immediately when Julie finally told her of the abuse.

Gabbi left the orphanage in 1968. Moving through a succession of other Catholic homes, including the Winlaton Youth Training Centre - "virtually a prison" - she slept rough on the streets. The terror and trauma she suffered as a child haunted her in her 20s, when her body turned in on itself.

"I was in shock and went down to 30kg," Gabbi says. "I was dying inside."

Determined to get stronger, she found work, married and had three children. The marriage didn't last, but what has lasted is her commitment to ensuring others did not go through what she experienced.

"In my 40s, I started to talk about what had happened at the orphanage," Gabbi says. "I started to heal and I haven't stopped talking about it since."

Now a spokesperson for Forgotten Australians and a relentlessly outspoken critic of the malevolent evil that was allowed to flourish in Ballarat - and elsewhere Ridsdale and his companions lived and worked - Gabbi says she will not rest until these paedophiles and malicious nuns are fully exposed.

"I could move on with my life and put this behind me," she says, "but I've chosen to speak out for vulnerable children who can't speak for themselves. We need to look out for kids today because no-one looked after the kids of yesterday. We were just open slather."

The law eventually caught up with Ridsdale and his paedophile cohorts, but too late to save more than 30 boys, who chose to end their own lives rather than relive the ongoing nightmare of the sadistic sexual, physical and emotional abuses inflicted on them by these so-called men of the cloth.

For Ridsdale, the dominos started falling when, in 1992, one of his male victims contacted a hotline regarding paedophile priests. When the police came calling, he could no longer hide behind his cassock, clerical collar and cross. He went quietly.

Pell welcomed the announcement of the Royal Commission, but his welcome soured in public opinion when he added that priests who hear confessions from people who commit child sex abuse must remain bound by the Seal of Confession (the duty of Catholic priests not to disclose what is heard), which he described as 'inviolable'.

Later, addressing intense questioning at the Royal Commission about what he knew, Pell (by then a Cardinal in Rome and one of the Vatican's most powerful figures) said he had noticed nothing.

"[Ridsdale] concealed his crimes from me and other priests in Ballarat, from parishioners and from his own family," he asserted grimly.

Victims, police and the media, were outraged. Not only had Pell shared a house with Ridsdale in 1973, he had chosen to walk side byside with him into court in 1993, when Ridsdale pleaded guilty to 30 counts of indecent assault against nine boys, aged 12 to 16, between 1974 and 1980, for which he received his first, 12 month sentence.

Both had cut an odd figure: Pell, then an ambitious auxiliary Bishop in colourless priestly robes, and Ridsdale, sporting a garish white suit and hiding behind oversized sunglasses. Pell's decision to walk with this vilified priest would prove to be a PR disaster.

In 1994, Pell had allegedly responded to child abuse victim Timothy Green that he not be 'ridiculous' when Green told him that Ridsdale's friend, Brother Edward Dowlan, was abusing children at St Patrick's College. Pell has insisted he has no recollection of such a conversation. He was present at a 1982 meeting of the College of Consultors, which discussed unseating Ridsdale from the Mortlake Parish to a Catholic centre in Sydney.

By 1993, Ridsdale's days of being protected were numbered and a flood of victims would continue to come forward. Between 1993 and 2013 he was convicted of 54 child sexual abuse and indecent assault charges against children aged as young as four.

"The vast majority of those were boys," Gabbi says. "But we know there are girls for which he hasn't been charged and that the figure is higher - much higher - than 54. Hopefully his past will catch up with him before he is eligible for parole again in 2019. Or before he goes to meet his Maker, in whose image he had represented himself."

A slim, intense woman with a ready smile, who speaks in an urgent torrent of words, Gabbi cannot hide her disgust that Pell consistently claims he did not see or hear anything.

"How could he not have heard the relentless rumours or the parishioners' complaints?" she asks, incredulous.

"How could he not have seen the stricken faces of the children when they left Ridsdale's company? Even Ridsdale's nephew, David, who was sexually abused by him for five years from the age of 11, claimed to have told Pell about the abuse. He says that Pell's response was to offer him a financial bribe to keep quiet. Pell, of course, dismissed David's claim by responding that 'An offer of help is not the same as a bribe.' It all just beggars belief."

At the Royal Commission, Pell said that at no time had he attempted to bribe David or his family, nor did he offer any financial inducements for him to be silent.

And throughout the storms, Pell stood resolute. Paedophilia "was always regarded as being totally reprehensible," he intoned.

In 2007, Gabbi and Julie, who had not seen each other for 44 years, met again at a Nazareth House reunion. They have remained friends. Gabbi exhorted Julie to tell her story, but shame and humiliation linger like shadows. She is now very ill.

"This is probably my last chance to tell my story," she says. "I was stripped of everything I was and everything I am, just as the other 500,000 Australian orphans were. I didn't know I had siblings until I was 25.

"It matters that I, and other orphans, called out for help and were ignored. Imelda is dead, Ridsdale in prison, but it still matters. It matters. We need justice."

Julie, too, questions why Pell supported Ridsdale and not the victims. Like other child abuse victims, she is disgusted and outraged that Pell has cited ill health as his reason for not returning to Australia to face the Royal Commission - offering instead to appear by video link.

"If he's well enough to run the Vatican's finances," she spits, "he's well enough to come home and be counted."

Julie, who gave evidence before the Royal Commission, is adamant that history must not repeat.

"We are only weeks away from the next sitting of the Royal Commission in Ballarat," she says. "I want the church to stop hiding what happened. It needs to stop trying to write its own script to take away who we, as victims, are."

She has a special message for Ridsdale and others she believes have turned a blind eye: "Stop protecting each other. You need to go to the next life with honesty and give us victims some peace."

Gabbi agrees.

"The tragic reality is that if Ridsdale had been stopped in the 1960s, when there were so many warnings about his disgusting behaviour, he wouldn't have gone on to rape so many boys - a slew of whom later took their own lives - or girls," she says.

"History could be so very different if those men of the church hadn't lied and covered up for him and others. This story is just the tip of the iceberg. Nazareth House and the Catholic Church need prosecuting, as do any nuns still alive who abused us. Ridsdale needs prosecuting for what he did to us.

"The question is now: who was protecting Ridsdale? Let's throw the book at those people."

Sexual Assault Counselling Australia provides counselling for people who want to address their trauma as a result of hearing about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Call 1800 211 028. 


Why top Vatican cardinal will now testify about sex abuse in Australia




Oh no!!, be ready for it....


Shamokin, Pa — Fr Rodney Little, newly appointed pastor of Blessed Paul VI Parish, said an entire Mass last Sunday without once using the word “God.”

“I’ve been working on it for a long time,” said a beaming Father Little, wiping his brow, “and I was finally able to pull it off.”
When questioned, parishioners leaving the church had no idea that they had just been witnesses to history. “Really?” said one woman who identified herself as a Minister of Hospitality, “The good thing about Father Rod is that you would never know he is a priest. Like, he’s totally a regular guy. They should give him a raise”
As congratulations began to pour in, Deacon Nguyen Pho said, “At first I thought Father was using a new new translation of the New Order of Mass. Then I realized I was in the presence of a genius, pastorally speaking. By the time Father said “Evolution, who takes away the unfit of the world, grant us a neutral carbon footprint,” I was transfixed. It was like watching a pitcher in the last inning of a no-hitter.”
When contacted at the rectory Fr Little told reporters: “Why should someone be excluded from Mass just because he or she doesn’t believe in God? Oh, I know there are haters out there who will say that the Mass is precisely about God and stuff. But I have a message for all those funeral-faced, fundamentalist, promethean Pharisees: “Blessed Paul VI Parish is a welcoming, holistic worship community. We deal only with observable facts, so atheists can always feel safe here.”
Fr Little went on to say: “I was only able to accomplish this titanic pastoral feat by using the Thomas Jefferson version of the Scriptures. After all, stories about miracles and healing and eternal life make people uncomfortable. That spiritual stuff is really scary, so we just want to keep the parts where Jesus says we should be nice to one another and recycle.”
Father Little’s Ordinary, Bishop Mickey Shannon, was no less enthusiastic “What a beautiful example of the New Evangelization! What does it mean if not going outside our comfort zones and meeting people where they are? Now if where they are is in a materialistic, meaningless cosmos of mechanical forces indifferent to the existence of man, so be it. That’s where the Church needs to be.”
When asked if atheists can receive Holy Communion, Bishop Mickey said, “Communion is about inclusion not exclusion. If after a period of discernment…I dare say no more.”

Have I mentioned the Catholic Faith is not in the Novus Ordo churches?



The fact that the fundraising is led by priests of the Legionary of Christ demonstrates the continuing influence of the order
[The Legionaries are up to their old tricks again]
26 February 2016 | by Christopher Lamb | TheTablet.co.uk/news/3075/0/vatican-selling-year-of-mercy-cruises-to-wealthy-patrons
The Vatican is offering cruises around Italy and parts of eastern Europe to help raise money for its museum and art collections.
Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums are inviting participants on a 7-day “Year of Mercy” cruise taking in the Amalfi cost, Sicily, Croatia and Slovenia which costs costs up to $6,550 (£4,670) with an optional $2,799 (£1,996) for a three-day Rome excursion.
The cruise is open to all Patrons of the Arts – among them Vatican art and Conservative party donor Sir Michael Hintze – and those wishing to become a patron at a cost of $1,200 (£857).
Those joining the trip will be given informative presentations on the Vatican museums, dinners, cocktail parties and a daily private Mass.
The cruise is being led by Fr Mark Haydu, a Legionary of Christ priest, who serves as the liaison between donors and the Vatican museums. He is due to be accompanied by another Legionary priest, Fr Daniel Hennessy.
Cruises run by the patrons have taken place in previous years and helped raise much needed money to maintain Vatican art work.
The fact that the fundraising is led by priests of the Legionary of Christ demonstrates the continuing influence of the order, which has been plagued by scandals. Enormously wealthy, the legionaries have a reputation for their ability to fundraise. But the order was plunged into crisis after its founder Fr Marciel Macial was found to have molested seminarians along with fathering six children, two of whom he is believed to have abused.
While many have called for the order to be closed down entirely, in 2014, after a five year process, the Vatican approved new constitutions for the Legionary and allowed it to continue.

Francis gives unity symbol to Argentine president Macri

Pope Francis and Argentina's president Mauricio Macri pose for a picture during a private audience at the Vatican, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 (L'Osservatore Romano/pool photo via AP)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is stressing unity after meeting with the president of his native Argentina, with whom he has clashed over gay marriage.
Francis and Argentine President Mauricio Macri met privately for 25 minutes Saturday at the Vatican.
In 2009, Francis was archbishop of Buenos Aires when Macri was that city's mayor. The future pope was angered when Macri decided not to appeal when a gay couple sued the city for not issuing a marriage license and won.
Vatican teaching insists marriage is between a man and a woman but Macri contended changing realities must be accepted. In 2010, Argentina legalized gay marriage.
On Saturday, Francis gave Macri a medal depicting a two-branched olive tree, saying it symbolizes unity when something "in the middle doesn't work."
The Vatican called the meeting "cordial."

Gotta have your Vatican II "Unity Flakes" every morning! 

Mysterious death of Pope Francis aide alarms Vatican

Pope Francis’s secretary, 34-year-old Miriam Wuolou of Eritrea, was found dead earlier this week — and the Vatican is crying foul.
Wuolou’s body was discovered in her Rome apartment by police after her brother raised concern that she wasn’t answering her phone. She was seven months pregnant and suffered from diabetes, which can prove dangerous — even fatal — during pregnancy.
The Vatican, however, has called for an investigation into the woman’s death. Police have interviewed her brother, her ex-husband and her most recent boyfriend, who is believed to be a policeman employed by the Vatican, the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero reports.
Investigators will also perform a DNA test on Wuolou’s fetus to determine the paternity of the unborn child.
Wuolou’s apartment has been sealed off; forensic teams have combed it for evidence and have even removed several personal effects for further examination, neighbors told The Daily Beast.
A funeral service for Wuolou was held on Saturday. Pope Francis visited her body prior to the memorial, laying a dozen white roses next to her casket and sprinkling the coffin with holy water before beginning a 20-minute prayer.

Refugee Socialism?

The Pope: “Distribute the war refugees equally”

The appeal of Francis at the Angelus for a “united response” from Europe: “We need negotiations.” He encourages the “cessation of hostilities in Syria” that have caused the tragedy of refugees

Synthesizing pastoral care with a gaze upon the world, confirming the geopolitics of the mercy that is the basis of his pontificate: the Pope encourages efforts for peace in Syria, reaffirming the centrality of the drama of the refugees, while warning about hindrances to European negotiations. At the Angelus Francis recalls “the tragedy of refugees who are fleeing wars and other inhuman situations.” He refers, in particular, to “Greece and the other countries that are at the forefront,” who “are lending generous aid, which requires the cooperation of all nations.”

Therefore he calls for a “united response” that “can be effective and fairly distribute the weight.” This requires “focusing firmly and unreservedly on the negotiations.” The origin of the tragedies of migration is above all the war in the Middle East, therefore the Pope has “welcomed with hope the news about the cessation of hostilities in Syria” and invites all “to pray that this window of opportunity can give relief to suffering people, by encouraging the necessary humanitarian aid, and can open the way to dialogue and much desired peace.” Francis also assured his “closeness to the people of the Fiji Islands, hit hard by a devastating cyclone. I pray for the victims and for those engaged in relief operations.”

Even today, “in the face of certain misfortunes and tragic events, the temptation can arise to shift the blame onto the victims, or even on God himself.” But “the Gospel invites us to reflect: what idea of God have we made? We are really convinced that God is a certain way, or is that not rather our own projection, a god made in our image and likeness?” On the contrary, “Jesus calls us to change the heart, to make a radical change in the journey of our life, to abandon compromises with evil - and this we all do - hypocrisy - but I think we all have hypocrisy - to turn definitively and follow the way of the Gospel. But here again there is the temptation to justify ourselves: ‘From what must we convert? We are not all in all good people?’” An appeal to “abandon compromises with evil, which we all do, and hypocrisy, of which everyone has a little piece.” Jesus is like the Gospel of the farmer who, with limitless patience, still manages to get an extension for the barren fig tree, saying to his master: “Leave it alone this year, it may bear fruit next year.”

According to Francis, as with the Jubilee, the goodness of that Gospel is “a year of grace: the time of Christ’s ministry, the time of the Church before his glorious return, the time of our lives, punctuated by a number of Lent seasons, which there are offered as opportunities for repentance and salvation. This is,” he delineated, “the year of the Jubilee of mercy.”

Francis calls the patience of Jesus “invincible,” and his concern for sinners “irreducible,” “as we should be provoked to impatience with ourselves.” “It is never,” the Pope therefore assured - quoting St Therese who prayed for a criminal sentenced to death who did not want receive the priest’s comfort, preferring to die as he was, but then at the moment of death he turned to the priest and kissed the Crucifix – “too late to convert, but it is urgent, it is now! We will know in Heaven, but who knows now how many times we too are there and He saves us. May the Virgin Mary sustain us, so that we may open our hearts to God’s grace, to His mercy; and help us never to judge others, but to let us be provoked, by daily misfortunes, to make a serious examination of conscience and repent.”

After the Angelus, the Pope greeted “the group that has come on the International Day for rare diseases, with a special prayer and encouragement for your mutual aid associations.”

To Sum up Vatican II "Refugee Socialism":

Church Revolution in Pictures

Photo of the Week

Blase Cupich inaugurates the Year of the Monkey

On February 21, 2016, Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich went to Chinatown's St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church to celebrate the Chinese New Year. According to the Chinese calendar, 2016 is the year of the monkey.

Following Chinese pagan traditions, the lion and dragon dances at the New Year's eve celebration are meant to drive away evil spirits and bring good luck for the future year. Above and below first row, we see Cupich inside the church blessing a monster representing the lion.

In the second row, the Chicago Archbishop concelebrates a Mass on an altar with several pagan symbols. The dragon, which dominates the front of the altar, represents good luck; the two black and gold labyrinths set on each end of the altar symbolize the flow of cosmic forces that one must try to balance but always ends in the same way: a shadowy life in the underworld. The incense burner at the side of the altar is to offer appeasement for the suffering souls of the ancestors – a pagan animist practice.

In the third row below, we see Cupich distributing red envelopes to the attendees. According to pagan symbolism, these red envelopes handed out on the Chinese New Year's eve signify energy, happiness and good luck.

We see that the Conciliar Church is becoming the Pantheon of all the idols. It is restoring to life all the idols and idolatries that the Catholic Church had combated and destroyed in her previous glorious and militant past.  


Novus Ordo Diocese welcomes the New Age


Poor Jesus and Mary! Are we praying earnestly for these heretics to leave "our buildings"?  Do you sacrifice and make reparations to the Sacred Heart thru the Immaculate Heart?