Chrysostom said – he wanted souls to be saved –
“The floor of Hell with bishops’ skulls is paved.”
Having reminded ourselves last week (EC of July 18, 2020) of how well the Messages from the 1970’s of Fr. Drexel’s Faith is greater than Obedience still fit the situation of Catholics in the 2020’s, let us see what view these Messages took of the Church’s pivot between Pope and priests, namely the bishops. These Messages are very severe for the clergy that virtually abandoned their flocks in the wake of Vatican II, especially for the bishops who had handed over their God-given responsibilities to man-made Bishops’ Conferences (see July 5, 1974 below. Two years later Archbishop Lefebvre was “hated and ridiculed”) . . .
December 3, 71 But the greatest pain to My Heart was given by those who should be shepherding the faithful – and these are the bishops, who have become silent, indifferent and cowardly. Not only a few, but many of them, are afraid of men and are far from the fear of God. This is the reason why the wolves were able to break into the flock, bringing such confusion and devastation and destruction upon the Church. Indeed, they try to wreck and smash the rock of My Church, but millions of souls, of immortal souls, are being lost. For these souls, those apostate shepherds and tepid bishops must render an account before My eternal Judgment! Once I wept over Jerusalem and over the people of this city and over their priests and high-priests; and still their sin was not as great as the sin of those who, in the Church of today, instead of being leaders become seducers, instead of shepherds become mercenaries, instead of counsellors become traitors. But there are certainly also true shepherds of souls and vigilant bishops, who stand with firmness and charity alongside the successor of Peter.
August 4, 72 While My son Paul ( . . . ) receives with great sorrow the news about priests who abandon their flocks, their vocation, and their office, and he entreats these fugitives and faint-hearted ones, nevertheless his grief is greater over the many shepherds (bishops) who, by virtue of their office and vocation, are obliged to assist with clearness and firmness the head, leader, and father of all the faithful, and to respect his instructions. But instead they lead a comfortable life, and because of laziness and cowardice, they omit being vigilant in their parishes and omit taking care of the faith with great, rigorous attention for the maintenance of discipline and the preservation of the faith.
December 1, 72 So many of the faithful hunger for a good shepherd. Yes, the bishops have been called and appointed as shepherds. But they become mercenaries and wolves, because they have abandoned the road to loyalty. The souls entrusted to them will one day testify against them at the Judgment.
July 5, 74 The distress of souls cries to Heaven; in the meantime , unasked persons take power in the Church and in meetings, and all this is happening because of the bishops, who do not stop them, and who do not set up boundaries.
November 1, 74 Consider: A great confusion has pierced My one and true Church. Books filled with false statements and heresies are accepted by bishops, who are supposed to be shepherds, while writings that tell the truth are rejected by the Church’s representatives, so great has become the confusion!
February 7, 75 Some of the shepherds and guardians who have been anointed ( . . . ) have abandoned the faith and give freedom to heresies. ( . . . ) Oh, would that all of those shepherds might understand what responsibility they carry and how much this responsibility is increasing upon them, because those who still believe and pray do not find protection any more.
July 2, 76 Why are there not guards, who protect the faith any more, and consequently the faithful people, the youth and the children, from having their souls murdered? But those who stand up against the damaging of the faith are persecuted, and their serious and heavy sorrows are exposed to hate and ridicule.
As the NBA and MLB return from their coronavirus-imposed hiatus, it appears TV viewers are not interested in what the increasingly woke leagues have to offer.
With both baseball and basketball draped in all sorts of Black Lives Matter and social justice symbolism for their opening games, a substantially smaller number of fans tuned-in to the rest of the week’s games.
According to Outkick.com, neither league did well.
As for the opening games, Outkick reported that the return of the NBA on TNT saw the following numbers:
Lakers-Clippers: 3.4 million
Pelicans-Jazz: 2.1 million
ESPN’s MLB return numbers were also underwhelming:
Yankees-Nationals: 4.0 million
Dodgers-Giants: 2.8 million
Outkick’s Ryan Glasspiegel added more ratings numbers on Twitter.
“To be fair since I compared MLB vs NBA return night 1, here is night 2,” (July 24) he wrote, adding:
MLB (last Friday, ESPN)
Mets-Braves (4p) – 922K
Brewers-Cubs(7p) – 1.0M
Angels-As (10p) – 797K
NBA (last night ESPN) (July 31)
Celtics-Bucks (6:30p) – 1.3M
Mavs-Rockets (9p)- 1.7M
The Athletic’s Ethan Strauss also noted that the numbers continued to fall off for MLB:
MLB really fell off after opening day. In general, both leagues aren’t getting the audience one might expect from a nation that’s been deprived of entertainment for months https://t.co/GazeoR9SNB
— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) August 2, 2020
For good measure, Strauss also pointed out that baseball can’t blame the coronavirus. The virus didn’t stop people from watching Tom Brady golf with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson back in May.
You could chalk sagging interest up to pandemic conditions, but 5.8 million tuned in to watch Tom Brady hit golf shots into the woods https://t.co/vIPxNc1uDi
— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) August 2, 2020
Indeed, the charity golf match earned record TV ratings in May.
Dubbed “The Match II,” the game featuring Tom Brady, Phil Mickelson, Peyton Manning, and Tiger Woods peaked at an amazing 6.3 million viewers and raised more than $20 million for charity.
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I sent the following in to the Remnant newspaper letters to the editor.
I am in solidarity with Elizabeth L.
I will not attend the liturgy of the “mask”. I think it is a desecration of the Eucharist. As Catholics we believe that is the body and blood of Christ. If we truly believe that then we must also accept no harm can possible come to us from a consecrated host. Unless of course the host was received with the presence of Mortal sin. That tells me that even some priests no longer believe in transubstantiation. I have seen some Novus ordo priests with masks, rubber gloves, and tweezers handling the host. What a sacrilege!
In addition, the mask simply does not work against Corona.
From a Surgeon of 30 years 1) Covid Virus Particle size averages 125 nanometers (0.125 microns ) The range varies from 0.06 microns to .14 microns. In order to see them you would need an electron microscope. 2) The hoarded N 95 mask will filter down to 0.3 microns. It can filter few if any of the virons (virus particles). 3) All other surgical masks, home made masks and bandannas do the following Allow free passage both ways, in and out, of Covid-19 virus They become warm, damp, or moist reservoir of Covid-19 particles in asymptomatic carriers (estimated to be 85% of all people tested) 4) Surgeons are taught to touch nothing outside the surgical field. Lay people constantly touch, re-arrange, and manipulate their masks. This inoculates thousands of virus particles onto their bare or even worse, gloved hands.
I have a number of things that can be downloaded on my Catholic Patriot blog for use against the mask Nazi’s. https://tridentinecatholic.com/cp/
I have been attending live streams via my Tridentine site since March. I do have 6 live streams on the home page. http://www.tridentinecatholic.com/ The major draw back is I have not received the Eucharist since March. It has made me realize just how important the Eucharist is to me and how I had taken it for granted for a long time. So maybe there is a silver lining in all this Corona stuff. I also think it will restore our church to what it once was. The Novus ordo churches are almost empty here and their funding is shrinking.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden’s campaign announced that he would be making his pick for Vice President soon, adding that the former Vice President had recently stated, “I’m so close I can smell her.”
Biden’s staff says Joe has been pacing the halls of capitol buildings, congress, and the Senate sniffing the air like a starve-crazed bloodhound in search of the perfect female candidate. “He’s huffing longer, deeper inhalations,” said his campaign manager Greg Schultz. “That means he’s getting really close.”
Biden’s staff says at the rate he is sniffing, he’ll definitely have a VP pick by the first week of August.
Dr. Stella Immanuel M.D. from Houston is a courageous woman in an insane world.
Earlier this week Dr. Immanuel joined several other front line doctors in Washington DC at the “White Coat Summit” to announce the amazing success they were having treating coronavirus patients on the front line using hydroxychloroquine.
Dr. Stella Immanuel bravely came out on Monday and said that she has personally treated over 350 patients suffering from COVID-19 with Hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, and Zithromax and they have all recovered.
The doctor also disclosed that she put herself and her staff on Hydroxychloroquine as a preventative.
“Americans don’t have to die! America, there is a cure for COVID!” she yelled. “You don’t need a mask! There is a cure!”
The tech tyrants worked together to remove videos of Dr. Stella Immanuel speaking about how she has successfully treated COVID-19 patients with Hydroxychloroquine.
Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube censored and removed video from yesterday’s “White Coat Summit” in Washington DC.
The medical elites, tech giants and mainstream media do not want Americans to know there is a treatment for the coronavirus.
On Saturday Dr. Stella Immanuel spoke with Houston KPRC Click 2 about her work treating coronavirus patients.
Dr. Stella did not back down. “Yes, it eradicates the symptoms. It eradicates the virus… Of course they think I’m dangerous because I’m speaking truth. Ask Dr. Anthony Fauci, “When was the last time you saw a patient?”… I’m not going to stop. I’m not going to be silenced. My immediate plan is to pray on to these powers, these diabolical powers that are out to destroy this nation. Before this nation is going to be destroyed.”
Dr. Immanuel sat down with the KPRC reporter for his hit piece.
She’s not backing down.