John Henry Western of LifeSite interviews Alexander Tschugguel, 26, of Vienna, Austria, the young man who slipped into the church of Santa Maria in Transpotina, nabbed the Goddess idols, and flicked them into the Tiber.
‘The Catholics of the world are on to you and we stand with these new Maccabees [who threw the Pachamama idols into the Tiber] and we say to you Holy Father at this darkest moment in the history of our Church, we say to you: for God’s sake pack up your pagan goodies and you and your globalist pals get the literal hell out of our Church because we’ve had enough. Our Lady of Para Cieta, Our Lady of Guadeloupe, Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for us.
Viva Cristo Rey!’
I am in full support of Michael Matt and his declaration. There can be no doubt that Bergoglio and his treacherous fellow prelates are in the process of forcing a pantheistic immanentist pagan religion on the Catholic faithful. The Vatican had admitted that Pachamama, the deity at the centre of the pagan ritual in the Vatican gardens, is ‘Mother Earth’.
It is a immanentist ‘Goddess’ religion’ opposed to the transcendent religion of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.
By this act of acknowledging the immanentist pantheistic religion, Bergoglio and his prelates have automatically excommunicated themselves. That’s Catholic teaching.
On the Acton Institute Powerblog , Rev Ben Johnson made comment about an article appearing on the Real News Network, ‘Witchcraft, Anarchy and the rise of the Left Tube.’ The article was about Angie Speaks, a ‘libertarian socialist’ who encourages socialists to use ‘witchcraft, spells and hexes’ against the free market.
The article is entertaining for what a crackpot leftist has to say about the Marxist struggle against capitalism. My attention, however, focused on Speaks’ assertions about the influence of the occult and witchcraft. Those who have read my two novels in the Winterbine series (a third novel due early 2020) know that Gnosticism and the occult feature in the story, particularly in its influence among feminists and radicalised Catholic nuns. Here are a few pertinent passages:
Angie Speaks asks the workers of the world to unite around their Himalayan salt lamps.
“Witchcraft is the tool of the oppressed class,” Angie affirms during the Real News interview, in which the camera captures what appears to be a witchcraft altar next to her bed.
“Do you think engaging with Earth goddess religious traditions could vitalize the Left?” asks interviewer Taya Graham.
Speaks says she has found that paganism enhances her political struggle.
“There’s a lot of truth to be unearthed within spirituality, especially because spiritual traditions have always been linked to the fight against capitalism and the fight against coercive systems,” spake Speaks.
In her telling, slaves in the New World who were oppressed by Church and State, turned to “things like Santeria, things like Vodun [voodoo], or here things like Wicca, which has a very strong through line with women’s movements and feminism. It was sort of a reservoir of strength and a reservoir of all the things needed to keep one’s soul intact.”
Just repeating that I have received a review for TONY ABBOTT AND THE TIMES OF REVOLUTION:
‘IF YOU WONDER how we got to where we are on the shifting sands of political correctness (and who doesn’t) this book is for you. Gerard Charles Wilson, author of Prison Hulk to Redemption (2015) is the kind of biographer who is a more interesting than his hero Tony Abbott (see James Boswell, Laird of Auchinleck and Sam Johnson, Doctor of Bolt Court, off Fleet Street)…
‘Wilson’s work may not necessarily commend itself to left-wing Honi Soitistes, but it should be on the library shelves of all Catholic universities and senior schools for its corrective attitude to the student politics of the last century and this one.’
Read the full review HERE.
BY GARRETT WARD SHELDON| JUNE 21ST, 2019
The processes and ideology destroying American universities described below by Professor emeritus Garrett Ward Sheldon of the University of Virginia are almost an exact parallel with the decline – or rather degeneration – of Australian universities.
Since retiring from the university, several people have asked if I miss it. I tell them I miss what it was, but not what it has become. Higher education in America has gone from being the best in the world to one of the most pathetic. Why? It’s hard to describe what academia was to me and to millions in the past. It was not just a job, but a way of life, and of Western Civilization; and I’m so close to it, that it’s hard to describe—like trying to describe one’s own mother (hence alma mater!).
But let me try. University life at its best was both the most serious, difficult, challenging and maddening existence; and yet, it was also the most exciting, lively, rewarding, and fun experience.
It was deadly serious because we constantly examined the most intense human issues: historical and personal tragedies; ethical dilemmas, philosophical complexities; theological mysteries; and scientific wonders. It was hard because it stretched you intellectually and emotionally, made you question everything and be changed by that knowledge. And it was difficult, because of the enormous workload and demands; assignments, exams, papers, presentations and seminars. I don’t know of another situation, except possibly the military during a war, where one could be tested so much.
I have completed a six-month update of TONY ABBOTT AND THE TIMES OF REVOLUTION.
In addition to the review received (see recent blog), I had feedback that the book was unnecessarily long.
I have removed all text not directly related to the book’s three intertwined themes: the character of former Prime Minister Tony Abbott as displayed in his fearless no-holds battle with the far-left radicals at Sydney University (1976-1980); what it means to be a philosophical conservative in a leftist world; and the author’s critique of the student rebellion and the radicalism driving it. The author lived through the tumultuous years of the 1960s and 1970s revolution.
TONY ABBOTT AND THE TIMES OF REVOLUTION is as much about the author as about Tony Abbott.
INFILTRATION: THE PLOT TO DESTROY THE CHURCH FROM WITHIN
Taylor R Marshall
An imprint of Sophia Institute Press
Manchester, New Hampshire
Pub. 31 May 2019
Dr Taylor Marshall’s book Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from within aims to uncover the forces within the Catholic Church seeking its destruction. The destruction aimed for, though, is not obliteration. The Catholic Church is far too important as a moral and political power to obliterate. The destruction is in the form of a fundamental or ontological change, the change from one substance to its opposite, the change from the Church of Jesus Christ to the church of Lucifer, the Angel of Light and the Prince of Darkness. It is crucial to understand that the forces of Lucifer are people and ideas. Some agents are conscious and purposeful in their subversion. Others, naive or self-deceived or easily led, drive those ideas. If I were to name the outstanding feature of Dr Marshall’s book, I would say it’s the revelation of those people of influence, many of good will, who unwittingly or blindly clear the way for those intent on destroying the Church as it is and ever has been.Continue reading Book Review
Everywhere around the Western world where Muslims have settled you find deliberate cultural segregation over which the Islamic leaders maintain de facto Sharia law. The female dress of the Niqab and Burka, both repugnant to the Western mind, is the most defying symbol of the segregation.
The evidence of Islamic politico-cultural separation is most blatant in France, Sweden, Germany, Britain and Holland. There are no-go districts in France and Germany that are dangerous for the non-Muslim to enter.Continue reading Establishing an Islamic nation and government within Australia
In 2018, LifeSiteNews, a leading Catholic website, published a translation of the drafts prepared for the Second Vatican Council on Communism and Marxism. The drafts were a resounding condemnation of the malignancy of a theory and movement that has laid waste nations and poisoned societies.
The manoeuvring of the notorious leftist ‘Rhine Group’ of Germany, France, Holland and Belgium succeeded in having the drafts sent to the archives to gather dust. The last thing they wanted was series of drafts that would undermine their leftist agenda for Vatican II. One of the leaders (if not the leader) of the Rhine Group was the subversive Fr Edward Schillebeeckx whose voluminous scribbling continues to flow like a stinking green ooze through Catholic orders, colleges, and seminaries around the world, infecting all it comes into contact with. See the links below:
Ideologues Captured the Canadian Publishing Industry
In 2016, when I enrolled in the Master of Publishing program at Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver, B.C. campus, I had expected to find an industry of like-minded professionals who shared my love of the written word. And I did indeed meet many such colleagues. But I also got a glimpse into an industry that has become politicized to an extent that I scarcely could have imagined.
Publishing is not a career one chooses for the money. Nearly all areas of the industry are suffering economically. But since embarking on this course of study, I’ve found myself confronting challenges that have nothing to do with money. Regular Quillette readers will be aware that political and ideological forces have constrained the range of acceptable content in artistically and academically rarified fields such as creative writing (including poetry), media studies, music and performance art. What might be less appreciated is the manner by which these same forces are exerting pressure on the more mainstream area of publishing…