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How Diem Was Betrayed

TIA,

Re: How Vietnam Catholic President Diem Was Betrayed by America 

This article illustrates, portrays and sets forth what underscored the assassination of Diem. Freemasonry historically rarely, if ever misses, the chance to establish Communism in a country or advance it where already established.

When it comes to both, it is a case of one hand washing the other. Most of the leaders in Russia's Revolution were 33 degree Masons, supported by Wall Street and super capitalists. Wall Street and huge industrial conglomerates financed the important dictators of the 20th century.

Marine Major General Smedley Butler wrote in the early 1930's in his booklet War is a Racket, "I could teach Al Capone a few things; he operated in just three districts; I operated for almost 30 years on three continents for Wall Street interests and the U.S. Government."

     Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

     M.S.

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A Chastisement of Fire

Dear TIA,

Monday morning, August 27, 2017, citizens in Japan were awoken by public alarms as a North Korean ballistic missile rocketed over Japanese territory. There was only 10 minutes to find shelter.

This short video collage is a sampling of ordinary Japanese recording the alarm with their phones. The eerie siren wailing over abandoned cities seems like something from an apocalyptic film about the cold war; a chilling foreboding of what may yet be to come.

The original article is here

     Best regards,

     P.M.


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SPLC Transfers Millions to Offshore Entities


Dear Atila,

Read this news: Southern Poverty Law Center transfers millions in cash to offshore entities

It boggles the mind to think how many people believe in this organization's truthfulness. I hear on many radio programs the information put out by the SPLC reported as if it is infallible. They continue to distort the truth and many just follow along blindly.

I have followed your website for many years. It brings joy to my heart knowing that you are fighting the good fight.

Please rest assured that I am praying for all of you.

     Viva Cristo Rey y la Virgen de Guadalupe

     F.G.

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Waltzing after Communion


Dear TIA,

Check this waltzing at a wedding in Menlough Church.

Fr. John Gorman gets the bridal party up for a dance after Communion, and then joins in himself.

     S.G.

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Catholic School Removes Statues of Jesus & Mary


Dear TIA,

A Catholic School decided to take out its statues of Jesus and Mary under the pretext of becoming more inclusive.

With your voice will you please, I beg you, call out this “Catholic” school. It is horrifying and sickening. The Devil must be dancing in delight.

     God bless you,

     M.N.

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Mystici Corporis

Dear TIA,

A friend recently sent me an excerpt from a book entitled The Undermining of the Catholic Church, by Mary Ball Martinez. In this excerpt, the author claims that Pope Pius XII, with the 1943 encyclical Mystici Corporis, laid the foundation for the Vat. II revolution. Here is the excerpt:

“Jesuit theologians point to June 29, 1943, as the day of the ‘big bang’. Fr. Virgilio Rotondi, S.J., [Editor] of Civiltà Cattolica, semi-official voice of the Vatican, was elated: ‘All honest men, and all intelligent men who are honest, recognize that the revolution took place with the publication of the encyclical of Pius XII Mystici Corporis. Then it was that the groundwork was laid for the ‘new-time’ from which would emerge the Second Vatican Council.’ Fellow Jesuit Avery Dulles explains the nature of the explosion: ‘Until June 1943, the juridical and societal model of the Church was in peaceful possession, but then it was suddenly replaced by the mystical body concept.’

The designation was not new. It had been presented to the Fathers of the First Vatican Council seventy years earlier. They had rejected it out of hand on the grounds that it was ‘confusing, ambiguous, vague and inappropriately biological.’


What puzzles me is that I recently finished a collection of essays by Msgr. Joseph Fenton, The Church of Christ, in which he – a theologian of allegedly rock-solid orthodoxy – praises and unpacks this encyclical in several ways, including because it addressed the error of the “invisible church” then in circulation, and describes it as, among other things, a welcome refinement and enrichment of ecclesiology.

I would be very grateful if you could help me sort out my confusion on this point – not because I am laboring under any illusions about Pius XII ‘s pontificate, but because I understand neither the objection nor the defense!

     Many thanks, and God bless,

     J.I.
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TIA responds:

Dear J.I.,

The idea of the Mystical Body of Christ can be taken in two different ways: doctrinally and historically.

Doctrinally speaking, the Church is the Mystical Body and this metaphor was used by St. Paul in his encyclicals, which is tantamount to saying that it was inspired by the Holy Ghost.

Historically speaking, we have to consider that the doctrine of the Church as a mystical body was common in the Middle Ages. The medieval man envisaged other institutions as also having mystical bodies. For example, there are documents referring to the mystical body of the University of Paris. This was also common in other epochs, until the moment when the liberal Catholics and the modernists adopted this expression to oppose the Militant Church and the Church as a Perfect Society – Societas Perfecta.

So, in the 19th century, two parties went mano a mano, fighting to see which vision of the Church should prevail. These parties asked themselves: Should she be defined as the Church Militant and Societas Perfecta, as defended by the ultramontane Catholics, or should she be considered as the Mystical Body, first defended by the liberals Catholic and, afterwards, by modernists?

It was in the wake of this debate that the Encyclical Mystici Corporis Christi was penned by Fr. Sebastiaan Tromp, S.J., and signed by Pius XII in 1943. Fr. Tromp was a moderate progressivist who helped prepare the Church for Vatican II.

Viewed in this historical context, the use of the expression Mystici Corporis to define the Church was a blow against the idea of the Church Militant and Societas Perfecta, the best terms that defined the Church for many centuries.

Notwithstanding, doctrinally speaking it is correct to call the Church the Mystical Body of Christ. And many good Catholics made excellent commentaries on the content of that encyclical, interpreting it as not necessarily linked to its historical context, but rather developing its doctrinal consequences in order to better understand and love the Catholic Church.

We hope this explanation may assist you in resolving the problem you raised.

     Cordially,

     TIA correspondence desk


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Jesuit Schools Teach Same-Sex Marriage


TIA,

I believe you and your readers need to know about these Jesuit schools in Australia.

J.M.J.

     P.H.

Australian Jesuit schools challenge Church teaching on same-sex marriage

Aug 29, 2017 – Two elite private Jesuit schools in Australia have cautiously endorsed same-sex marriage, citing the teaching of Pope Francis. In a message to parents, staff and students, St Ignatius’s College in Sydney and Xavier College in Melbourne, while not explicitly endorsing a “yes” vote, urged parents to reflect on Pope Francis’s teaching on love, mercy and non-judgmentalism.

As Australia prepares for a referendum on the issue, the Sydney Morning Herald reports Fr. Chris Middleton, rector of Xavier College, said young people overwhelmingly backed same-sex marriage.

“In my experience, there is almost total unanimity amongst the young in favor of same-sex marriage, and arguments against it have almost no impact on them,” Fr. Middleton wrote.

“They are driven by a strong emotional commitment to equality, and this is surely something to respect and admire. They are idealistic in the value they ascribe to love, the primary gospel value.”

Fr. Middleton also suggested the church could be accused of hypocrisy following revelations by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, saying: “To be brutally honest, the church speaking out in controversial areas around sexuality risks being mired in vitriolic attacks on its credibility in the aftermath of the royal commission.”

He also hinted that Catholics should reflect on whether “denial of the right to civil marriage is an ‘unjust discrimination.’”

The rector of St Ignatius’s College, Fr. Ross Jones said same-sex couples already had many rights, claiming many wish to marry “for the same reasons as their opposite-sex counterparts.”’

He also said Catholic couples could “in good conscience” engage in sexual relationships for reasons other than procreation under the “order of reason.”

“Presumably, same sex-couples, who make such a commitment to each other in good conscience, do so by reflecting on experience and on what it is to be human, using their God-given reason,” he wrote.

St. Ignatius’s principal, Paul Hine, also rejected suggestions staff in Catholic schools or parishes could be sacked if they enter same-sex marriages.

“I do not know if Riverview has any LBGTQI teachers or parents in the college and if they have intentions of marriage: I won’t be asking with a view to removing them from the school,” he said.


Original here.


Posted August 31, 2017
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