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Strawberries, Zen’s Interview & Orgies
St. John the Baptist & Strawberries
Dear Dr. Horvat and Mr. Guimaraes,
Thank you for publishing the beautiful article by Elaine Jordan about the Catholic meaning behind the
depiction of strawberries in Catholic art
I thought you would like this little piece of information also. Whilst visiting Paris some years ago, I read a plaque in the courtyard of an old church (I can’t remember the name) . It described some of the things that monks used to cultivate in the gardens there and the attributes of these fruits and flowers.
It stated that strawberries were believed to be "good for the souls of children" and that there was a Catholic tradition that every feast of St. John the Baptist, in heaven Our Lady takes the children strawberry picking. In another tradition one can read that Our Blessed Mother also accompanies earthly children picking strawberry's on this feast. St. John himself is such a symbol of purity that this only adds to all the Holy and innocent associations Mrs. Jordan described in her article.
Card. Zen: Vatican Ignores the Situation in China
I suggest that you and your readers listen to this interview/talk of Card. Zen, retired Archbishop of Hong Kong. He is a middle-of-the-road Prelate who for a long time adopted a compromised policy with Communism and obeyed the orders of John Paul II and Benedict XVI to put aside the Underground Catholic Church in China.
Nonetheless, now even he is upset with the blatant concessions to Communism being made under Pope Francis. Since he is retired now, he is freer to speak.
By saying that the Vatican is ill-informed, what he actually insinuates is that the Vatican is betraying the Catholic cause in China to the advantage of Communism. This is quite a serious innuendo, which – coming from the mouth of a middle-of-the road cardinal – takes on enormous relevance.
Let us see his statements as a precious confirmation of what other Catholics – principally you at TIA website – have affirmed denouncing the betrayal of the Vatican and the conciliar Popes.
The video is available here.
Keep up the good work.
In Jesus through Mary,
The video does not seem to be working.
No Kid in the Bible
Please Say Children, not Kids
I agree with Marian T. Horvat. I've been suggesting this at the churches I attend.
You can’t find the word "Kid" in the Bible referring to a child. So, God doesn't even want us to use that word referring to his image.
A Question for Atila Sinke Guimarães
I love your website and find it one of the best out there. I have purchased many CDs from your site, and I am currently reading your book,
In the Murky Waters of Vatican II
The book is fascinating and meticulously researched and I thank you for it.
I have a question for you. At this point, I find myself a very confused Catholic. I believe that most of what is taught these days by the Church is erroneous. However, I don’t know what I should believe.
Can you please offer me some book ideas (or articles) about the Catholic Church teachings that are accurate and that I can read? (Perhaps you may be willing to, at some point, write a book teaching us confused Catholics what it is that we are supposed to believe and not.)
The Editor responds:
Thank you for your kind words about TIA website and my book. They are very encouraging.
I believe your presupposition is correct. Since most of the Church today is controlled by progressivists and they have apostatized from Catholic doctrine, their teachings are wrong. TIA website is turned to help Catholics continue following the perennial doctrine of the Church.
You can read:
about the Catholic Church
the bad consequences of Vatican II
how our Faith is under attack from different evils
the application of Moral principles to daily life
the forgotten principles of Catholic doctrine
about Catholic Customs
about Catholic virtues
the good example given by the Saints
a Catholic orientation for social-political issues
timely and important traditionalist issues
These are just a few of many sections on our website where you can find information addressing topics that may interest you. If you spend some time surfing our site, you will find many other related matters of interest.
Any specific question you may have, you can direct it to us and we will do our best to answer it.
I hope this is of help.
Atila S. Guimarães
Orgies at the Vatican
I recommend that you read the news report below, which looks into the scandals at the Vatican in further detail.
This horrendous situation is entirely consistent with the lax morality that came from Vatican II and the subsequent Popes. The report is biased, trying to save John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Paul VI. However, it is interesting as it shows what degree of moral corruption this new Church has reached.
Top Vatican official: Gay sex in Vatican ‘never been worse’ than under Francis
Rome, July 11, 2017 - Not only are gay-orgies happening in the Vatican, but the extent of homosexual activity in the Vatican under Pope Francis’ watch has “never been worse,” a reliable senior member of the Curia told
National Catholic Register
’s Ed Pentin.
Pentin wrote earlier this week that this Vatican Curia member confirmed to him that “multiple sources” within the Vatican, including another senior curial figure, say that the report of a drug-fueled gay orgy right next to St. Peter’s is true.
“He said the extent of homosexual practice in the Vatican has ‘never been worse,’ despite efforts begun by Benedict XVI to root out sexual deviancy from the curia after the Vatileaks scandal of 2012,” Pentin wrote in his report.
News recently broke of a high-ranking monsignor, Luigi Capozzi, who was allegedly arrested some two months ago in the act of hosting a cocaine-fueled homosexual orgy in an apartment of the Holy Office, the same building in which the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith operates.
At the same time of the 2012 Vatileaks scandal – where leaked confidential Vatican correspondence allegedly revealed power struggles and intrigue at the highest levels of the Catholic Church – a Polish priest released a paper in which he highlighted his discovery of what he called a “huge homosexual underground in the Church.”
Fr. Dariusz Oko said he first began to do research about external threats to Christianity, but then gradually discovered that the “enemy is not only outside the Church, but within it, as well.”
Oko said he uncovered homosexual cliques of clergy, even at the highest levels, that are formed by fear of exposure, lust for power and money.
“They know well, however, that they may be exposed and embarrassed, so they shield one another by offering mutual support. They build informal relationships reminding [one] of a ‘clique’ or even ‘mafia,’ [and] aim at holding particularly those positions which offer power and money,” he wrote.
“When they achieve a decision-making position, they try to promote and advance mostly those whose nature is similar to theirs, or at least who are known to be too weak to oppose them. This way, leading positions in the Church may be held by people suffering from deep internal wounds,” he added.
Oko said that once homosexual clergy achieve a “dominating position” in the Church’s hierarchy, they become a “backroom elite” with “tremendous power in deciding about important nominations and the whole life of the Church.”
Among the rumors put forward at the time of Pope Benedict’s decision to resign in 2013 was the revelation of the existence of an entrenched “gay network” that orchestrated “sexual encounters” and shady financial machinations within the Vatican. The Pope reportedly decided to resign the day he received a 300-page dossier compiled by three cardinals detailing the workings and sexual activities of a network of homosexual curial officials.
During his first Mass as Pope in April 2005, Benedict asked Catholics to pray for him that he would not flee from his office in the face of betrayal and persecution.
“Pray for me, that I may not flee for fear of the wolves,” he said at that time.
Benedict’s choice of animal was also used by the Lord in the Gospel of Matthew for describing how Christians, “as sheep in the midst of wolves,” will be persecuted, hated, and even betrayed (Matt. 10:16-22).
Christine de Marcellus Vollmer, a founding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life and president of the Latin American Alliance for the Family, told LifeSiteNews that such “disgusting behavior going on in the Vatican” indicates that the Barque of Peter with Pope Francis as steersman has gone off course.
“Evidently Paul VI was right, noticing that ‘the smoke of Satan has infiltrated the Church.’ This was obvious in 1968 when so many prelates rejected
, whose logic was so evidently correct about what would happen if contraception were to be accepted,” she said.
“St. John Paul II also knew it would take a modern-day Hercules to clean out the ‘stables,’ but he knew his charism was to teach, and to inspire a new generation with a fresh and comprehensible way to see the human person and the beauty of virtue. Cardinal Ratzinger was aware of much of the vice in the Vatican and, as Benedict XVI, undertook a proper investigation, the product of which was the 300-page report,” she added.
Benedict stated in his February 2013 announcement to step down as pope that his “strength” was “no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry,” adding that “in order to govern the barque of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary.”
Vollmer said that with Benedict’s resignation, high-ranking Church leaders who were bent on “fostering heretical sexual behavior and its acceptance by the Church – otherwise known as the St. Gallen ‘Mafia,’ a group of extremely powerful old Cardinals of the 1970's generation of liberals – saw that their outworn and immoral sexual relativism was soon to be exposed as false and the cause of so much social mayhem.”
“They were also likely afraid that their own depraved private lives and questionable finances were soon to be investigated. And so they turned the tables, managing the election of one of their own, who is fast ridding the Vatican of any who represent the ways and teaching of the popes who came before and [faithfully conveyed] Church moral Doctrine,” she said.
During Pope Francis’ watch, some of the Catholic Church’s most orthodox prelates have in one way or another been conveniently swept out of the way. Among these include Cardinal Raymond Burke, Cardinal Gerhard Muller and, now, Cardinal George Pell.
Vollmer said that the time has come for “young Prelates, young priests, and young laity” formed in the true teachings of the Church as faithfully expressed by previous popes to “take steps to get the Barque of Peter back on its proper course.”
Posted July 25, 2017
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