"Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops, like bishops, and your religious act like religious." - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1972
pretty much ready to wrap up this five-part series on the NCW, its paradosephobic bad theology, its
broken Christology, and its natural terminus in pride and injustice. It's long
work for you to read and digest, but it's important that we know what we're up
words, there's a big steaming pile of Kiko we've stepped in, and right now if
feels like we're not getting our shoes clean for a while.
thing has been bothering me, so I thought I'd put it out there for your
turn, the Diana has latched onto and been critical of virtually everything on
JungleWatch that she can get her mitts on. Since ever since, she's declared Tim
to be an enemy of the Faith, Chuck a plagiarizing pseudo-scholar, and Frenchie
to be, well, Frenchie. She even tried to share the love with me over an
innocuous little piece on the origin of the "nation" of Israel. Then
confronted with all the evidence in the world that she is wrong, she pitched a fit. Never one to
admit she is ever ever wrong, she would not relent.
blog's family crest's motto should read "ABSURDITY IN PLACE OF HOLINESS." [I
was going to say "Stultitia," which sounds better, but it
missed the mark.]
the obstinate ignorance gets so extreme, I sat back and watched her in the last
week or two try to explain that the English word "presbyter" comes
from Latin, even though it's a Greek word. No matter that in Greek presbyteros means elder. Why
bother consulting a Greek lexicon or etymological dictionary? The Mistress of
Monosyllabic Mayhem cited Wikipedia, which said it comes from Greek.
No, she asserted, it's still a Latin word since Latin picked it up in the late Middle Ages after 2000+
years as a language without the word.
like saying fiesta is
an English word because I speak English and I say fiesta. It's like arguing with a four year old who swears up and
down that the cookie is in fact called a PIG newton.
hand it to her. She's not one to admit defeat. I'll give her that.
the fuss? Well, I was wondering...
hasn't Diana posted one thing about anything we've said in this series?
Not a word. Her only comment so far was to try to call out Tim on a
comment based on a comment by Timothy Guile that I picked up as a sideline.
This is a
woman/collective/whatever who will make a whole post about someone not knowing
that the soldier who pierced the Lord's side is a saint (the hagiographical
legend of St Longinus).
Pius' mouthpiece who will argue to the moon and back about whether there is
really a true "altar" besides Christ Himself.
the person who insists that Fr John Hardon, SJ--who authored a solid catechism
of the Catholic Church before we
had the JP2 Catechismand was persecuted by his own Order for his
orthodoxy and devotion to the Faith--didn't
know Church teaching.
the Wiki expert who will use the Catechism to prove the exact opposite of
anything a JW author posts.
the Diana, who tried to take Chuck to task on every bit of evidence from Kiko's
writings he's put forth.
the same Diana who shouts from the rooftops that Tim is single-handedly
destroying the Catholic Church as we know it.
not a word on anything said here about their bad theology and beliefs.
strange. On the pages of this blog in the last couple of weeks, we've
demonstrated all manner of heresy, bad theology, and incoherence. To make it
easy, here's a list of their problematic beliefs. It's own own little
'blacklist" of why the NCW is so far gone:
believe God became man only so men could be in communion with each other .
believe man has no need of reconciliation with God.
believe in Lutheran justification, so God just pretends not to notice sin and
believe that God is ultimately the author of evil since He's the one who allows
it and sends it.
believe man is utterly evil in his nature, which is ok since God is ultimately
the author of evil.
believe the sacrificial nature of the Incarnation is a lie
believe the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is a sacrilege.
believe devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is an obstacle to Christ.
believe the last 1700 years of the Church are worthless and just a paganzied
version of Christianity.
believe the culture, life, and spirituality of the last 1700 is without value.
believe there is no unity of the Tradition.
believe they are the fulfillment of the early Church.
believe all of Christian history leads up to them as the
fulfillment of Christ's Church
believe Kiko Arguello to literally be the anointed prophet for this age of the
believe any obstacle that stands in their way is an attack on Christ
believe the means justify the end in the accomplishment of their goal of
believe that with the buying of bishops and cardinals with modern Church
currency (hundreds of badly formed but obedient priests) will buy them the
Papacy and force the submission of all Catholicism under Kiko's ideal.
have left something out, but that's still a a jaw-dropping list of head-shaking
falsehood. So whenever anyone asks you "What is it about the NCW that is so bad?" you now have a list of what's fundamentally wrong--and this list isn't even complete yet and doesn't even tough the issues of liturgy and obedience. Yet, not a peep from the Diana. So why not?
to tell you that I'm a great debater, but that's not it. She never listens to
anything anyone says anyway. Besides, she's really skilled at deflection. I'll give her
that much too.
it's because she's intimidated, but that's not it either. She drops theological
bombs all the time, and she has no problem proclaiming Abp Hon guilty of the
(mortal) sin of spite due to the removal of Pius the Proboscis Monkey as
rector. [NOTE: She didn't say mortal sin, but since the NCW don't believe in
mortal sin, I'd say that's consistent anyway.]
And maybe, just maybe, reading a theological post is too long for her or too
difficult for such a defender of the Kiko faith. But unless the last book she
finished involved making sure she colored the grass with the green crayon,
that’s not much of a reason either not to defend her entire way as heresy when she tries to defend it every other time.
the silence in the shadows?
reason, good people, is becausethere's
nothing to dispute. She agrees with every single thing listed above.
There's nothing for her to be confrontational about. I think deep down she knows how bad it sounds when
the list is read out loud like that, but the fact is, she and Pius and
Lurch and Adrian and Apuron and Gennarini and Kiko (as well as those far enough
into the cult to know) believe this stuff to be totally true.
good reason they don't talk about all this in clear terms in their Invitation to Joy, and why Kiko
definitely doesn't write it all out systematically: the CDF would tear him apart and
he'd be rightly branded not only an architect of heresy, but a cult leader.
Only the most impressionable or the most damaged would buy into this stuff if
it was all laid out clearly at the beginning. Like any cult, it has to gradually grow
on you and change your world view. And that need to create a "secret teaching" gives the NCW
even less credibility to the rest of us.
all this now because once I start in on bishops, the Diana may well come out to
play and start with her bully tactics, decrying any criticism of anything Roman
as an insult to the Pope. But since she's called out Hon and says he's a
spiteful sinner and therefore implies that Hon leads the charge in their "persecution," I'd say that ship has already sailed. Now she has no room to wiggle, though with Pius' arrogance as her guiding spirit, I'm sure she'll try.
strange power Truth has, yes?
Someone told me this is Pius' high school senior picture, but I can't confirm that.