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Things Teen Vogue’s Perverse Writer Forgot to Tell Teens
Things Teen Vogue’s Perverse Writer Forgot to Tell Teens
Written By Laurie Higgins   |   07.17.17

* WARNING: READER DISCRETION ADVISED*

A recent article in Teen Vogue magazine titled “Anal Sex; What You Need to Know” has justifiably generated outrage among decent people and generated outrage at the outrage among indecent people. Perverse sex writer, sex educator, blogger, and podcaster 26-year-old Gigi Engle offered a detailed explanation for teens on how to engage in sodomy in a decidedly pro-sodomy essay. Here is an excerpt that omits the step-by-step instructions for boys and girls, whom Engle refers to as “prostate-owners” and “non-prostate-owners,” presumably so as not to offend the “transgirls” with prostates and penises or the “transboys” with vaginas:

This is anal 101, for teens, beginners, and all inquisitive folk.

Anal sex, though often stigmatized, is a perfectly natural way to engage in sexual activity. People have been having anal sex since the dawn of humanity…. So if you’re a little worried about trying it or are having trouble understanding the appeal, just know that it isn’t weird or gross.

The anus is full of nerve endings that, for some, feel awesome when stimulated.

The anus is very tight, and the feeling of having something in your rectal area is unique. It is often described as a feeling of fullness, which can be delightful.

Forgive me for waiting until the very end of this piece to get to this burning question, but I wanted you to know the benefits and positives when it comes to anal. Because there are many!

Yes, you will come in contact with some fecal matter.…You are entering a butthole. It is where poop comes out. Expecting to do anal play and see zero poop isn’t particularly realistic. It’s NOT a big deal. Everyone poops. Everyone has a butt.

Anal sex and anal stimulation can be awesome, and if you want to give it a go, you do that. More power to you.

Yes, teens, sodomy is ancient, appealing, unique, delightful, positive, empowering, beneficial, and downright awesome!

Weeell, except for the pooping on your partner part—oh, and the other things Engle omitted in her eagerness to cheerlead for anal intercourse, things like pain during sodomy, anal fissures, anal abscesses, anal fistulas, anal incontinence, increased risk for anal cancer; increased risk for incurable viral diseases like hepatitis, genital herpes, genital warts, and HIV; increased risk for parasitic diseases like giardiasis and amoebiasis; increased risk for bacterial infections like gonorrhea, campylobacter, chlamydia, shigella, chancroid, granuloma inguinale, syphilis (btw, untreated gonorrhea and chlamydia can lead to sterility in women and men “non-prostate-owners” and in “prostate-owners”).

The CDC warns that “Anal sex is the riskiest sexual behavior for getting and transmitting HIV for men and women.”

Unlike vaginas, rectums are not designed for penetrative sex. They are not elastic, they don’t produce lubrication, and the tissue lining is thinner and more easily torn, which is why sodomy is both unnatural and rife with health risks.

But other than that, sodomy’s swell.

Many may not realize how cool sodomy has become or that it’s been on the rise among heterosexual couples for the past 25 years, especially among younger women—including even high school girls—who are being pressured by their male partners who have drunk deeply from the polluted well of pornography.

According to Pornhub, the “largest pornography website on the Internet,” searches in the United States for pornography that depicts anal sex “increased 120 percent between 2009 and 2015.”

A decade ago, an article in GQ magazine titled “Is Anal Sex the New Deal-Breaker,” explored the reasons for this increase:

Now that anal sex has been propelled higher on the mainstream menu by a hypersexualized culture and the proliferation of porn… some men can’t help but order it. And some women feel the need to offer it.

How unfortunate that now a woman, Gigi Engle, actively seeks to normalize a sexual practice promoted by the business that profits from the degradation of women.

Perhaps a closer look at the person Teen Vogue finds a fit “educator” for adolescents is in order.

On her blog, Engle shares a lot about her promiscuous sex life (e.g., sex on first dates, sex on 4th dates, casual hook-ups, and sex with men who have girlfriends), and in one entry, she shared her “5 Essential Dating Deal Breakers”  one of which is this:

If the sex is bad, even once, I’m out. This may be a harsh judgment and I do give second chances, but not on this one. I’m immediately put off the entire situation. Doing something weird mid-coitus also falls under this umbrella….I don’t know you very well. If you want to get weird, let’s wait until we’re actually dating or at least until I’ve had another glass of wine.

Just a few days ago, on the Brides magazine website, Engle proved her pervert bona fides by provided a tutorial on “How to Successfully Pull Off Sex in Public”:

Admit it: So many of us want to have sex in public but don’t know how…. Sex in public is an art form, and pulling it off successfully is no joke. It takes skill and cunning to make it happen, but isn’t the planning (and then getting away with it) half the fun?

Here is everything you need to know about having sex in public. Happy hunting!

…Having sex in public is technically illegal, so therefore having a plan in place will help you follow through without incident (read: arrest).

Don’t choose a time that coincides with heavy foot traffic or the unforgiving stare of the sun…. If you creep into a park at 7 p.m. on a summer evening, less people will be out strolling around or picnicking.

…A playground in the dead of night may sound like a good idea, but it is not. If you get caught having sex on a playground, you might wind up on a sex-offender list. Yes, that is a thing.

Don’t choose places that are anywhere near where children roam, even if said children are not currently there.

Go for elevators (assuming you can press the “stop” button without setting off an alarm), stairwells, forests, parks, and airplane bathrooms. You want to avoid places that have lots of people.

…[S]kip underwear. Both you and your partner can do without it for this particular outing. Underwear of any variety creates an unnecessary barrier that will only be an annoying hindrance to your public sex…. The key to pulling off exhibitionism: simplicity.

In another article for Brides on ways to have the “Best Newlywed Sex of Your Life,” Engle recommends sharing sexual fantasies, watching porn, using sex toys, and trying “some kinky stuff.”

Maybe someone should tell know-it-all sexpert Engle that, although everyone poops, not everyone poops on the person they love most in the world—the person for whom they would lay down their life, the person whom they view as created in the image and likeness of God and, therefore, of infinite dignity and worth.

Apparently when Engle uses the word “natural,” she means “occurring in nature,” as in some humans do it. Is that how she determines the fitness or morality of an action? If so, then bestiality, incest, voyeurism, and necrophilia are “natural.” Also, like sodomy, bestiality, incest, voyeurism, and necrophilia have been around “since the dawn of humanity.”

Anal intercourse is wildly unnatural in that it violates the design of human bodies. Asking a sexual partner to engage in such an act is an affront to their dignity. Engaging in sodomy defiles both partners. Despite what the culture says, some sexual acts are shameful. There are moral boundaries around our sexual lives, and they are constituted by more than just consent.

Barnhardt RSS feed back on main site

Barnhardt RSS feed back on main site

by Catholic Crusader

In the movie 12 o’clock there is a staff sgt. that is constantly getting busted down to private by General Gregory Peck.  Right after he is busted he gets the chevrons back only to be busted again followed by, you guessed it, “put the chevrons back on”.  At the end Peck tells him if this continues he better sew them on with zippers.

That is how I feel about Ann.  Her blog is in her blog is out, her blog is in again.  I am a huge President Trump supporter.  He was the only politician I ever contributed to financially that is how much I believe in the man.  So naturally it grates me with Barnhardt’s constant attacks.  Personally I feel President Trump was sent here in answer to millions and millions of prayers and not only from Catholics, there were prayers from protestants and Jews alike.  I honestly can’t grasp what she moans about in this man.  He is staunchly pro-life, that is well demonstrated.  She complains that Ivanka and their children have converted to Judaism.   Ya, that is unfortunate but that is between her and God and something she will answer for in the after life so bottom line is best to worry about our own souls first.  What does scripture say, how come you fail to see the plank in your own eye but can see the splinter in your brothers.   Enough said on that.

The one thing Ann is spot on and good at is her constantly calling out Bergoglio for the fake pope he really is.  Yes!  I said it, FAKE pope.  It’s taken me a while to come to this realization but fact is fact.  Since 2013 this man has done all he could to destroy the Catholic church.  He elevates socialism above the doctrine of the church.  In the process of destroying souls he makes us the contradicting laughing stock of the world.  Barnhardt is constantly exposing and bringing him and the rest of the rot in the Vatican  to task for this.  THAT is a story that needs to be spread far and wide so hence the reinstatement of her RSS feed.  She may be a bit of a loose cannon but then arn’t most of us TradCat’s.

Another good point of Barnhardt is she is staunchly anti islam like myself.  I do not consider islam a religion, its a just a political agenda of hate bent on world conquest.  Many brave and loyal Catholics lost their lives in the Crusades to destroy this evil. Something Burgoglio might remember next time he washes the feet of muslim women on holy Thursday.

So then all told Ann and I are on the same page on two out of 3 issues.  That is good enough for me.

This does not make me a sedevacantist however.  I believe we do have a pope, although a modernist one living in exile.  His name is Benedict.  Its kind of “what goes around, comes around”.  The early church was persecuted by Rome and now in this day and age Catholics are once again persecuted by Rome.  Only this time its from our own people.

So the bottom line is we need people like Ann Barnhardt to defend the Holy Catholic faith, the true faith.  I will just have to learn to bite my tong when the long knives come out for President Trump.  She actually did pay the Trump presidency a compliment by the way, she said on her podcast,  “2:55 Something nice about the Trump Administration: Melania Trump puts the dignity of a Lady back in the position of First Lady”  This is definitely something we can all agree on.

 

Menzingen’s Mistake – II Eleison Comments

Menzingen’s Mistake – II

Rome says, the Church’s crisis is not such.
Now Menzingen is likewise out of touch.

The problem of the June 13 letter from Society of St Pius X headquarters in Menzingen, Switzerland, meant to “set the record straight on marriages” after Rome’s April 4 proposal to facilitate the integration of Society marriages into the Conciliar structure, is no small problem of merely this or that argument or this or that detail. The problem is the total Conciliar mentality of the churchmen making the proposal. In the immortal words of one of the three Society theologians who, led by Bishop de Galarreta, stood up to four Roman “theologians” in the “Theological Discussions” of 2009 to 2011, the four Romans were “mentally sick but they have the authority.” Such is the Romans’ (objective) “mental sickness” that many a believing Catholic is tempted to conclude that they have lost all Church authority. Alas, they still at least appear to have it, so that in the name of “obedience” they are objectively destroying the Church, whatever may be – God knows – their subjective good intentions.

Thus the first major part of Menzingen’s Letter on Marriages (see last week’s “Comments”) argued that Rome’s April 4 proposal was merely to bring Society marriages back into line with the Church’s ancient and reasonable practice since the Council of Trent. Yes, Menzingen, but what is reasonable law worth when it is to be applied by “mentally sick” administrators? A profound scholastic axiom says, “Whatever is received is received in the manner of the receiver.” Sane Tradition in the hands of (objectively) insane churchmen is liable to become insane. For instance in the third part of the Letter Menzingen claims that to officialise Society marriages will make them more secure. Secure, did you say? When today’s Church officials are virtually turning official annulments into “Catholic divorce”?

The second main part of the Letter set s up eight main objections to Rome’s proposal in order to refute them. The essence of most of the objections is that, in context, to accept Rome’s proposal means going along with the Conciliar betrayal of the Faith: with the Conciliar theory and practice of marriage (1,2), with the Conciliar condemnation of previous SSPX marriages (3), with the new Code of Canon Law (8), and so on. Menzingen’s answer is that taken merely in itself, abstracting from its context, the Roman proposal is doing no more than to make available to Society couples an extra way of getting married in harmony with the official Church. Yes, Menzingen, but how can a marriage be celebrated in real life without a context? And how can any official Church context be anything today other than Conciliar?

The fifth objection is a classic example of Menzingen’s Cloud Cuckooland reasoning which separates the inseparable: to the objection that Rome’s easing of access to the officialising of S ociety marriages is merely the cheese on a Personal Prelature mousetrap, Menzingen replies that “in itself ” cheese is only cheese! Menzingen even recognises that Rome’s proposal itself mentions that it is a step on the way to the Society’s eventual “institutional regularisation,” in other words that the cheese is, objectively, part of a trap. Menzingen’s answer is that to avoid all such traps, the Society would have to cut all contacts with Roman officials, which Archbishop Lefebvre said in 1975 that he would never do.

Yes, Menzingen, but that was before another 13 years of contacts and negotiations with the Romans finally proved to the Archbishop that they had no real intention of looking after Tradition. Then and only then did he consecrate four bishops to look after Tradition (as they did until 2012), but never did he refuse all future contact with the Romans. He only said that henceforth doctrine had to precede diplomacy, so that contact could only be resumed when the Romans returned to the great Papal condemnations of liberalism and modernism. And since 1988? Menzingen pretends that Rome has changed for the better, so that a trap is no longer a trap! Oh, Menzingen! You have caught the Romans’ “mental sickness”!

Kyrie eleison.

New health care bill contains strong pro-life protections

Just moments ago, we announced our support of the Republican Senate health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA).

This bill contains strong pro-life protections, including re-directing abortion giant Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding to community health centers. Obamacare’s expansion of abortion funding was an unprecedented assault on innocent unborn children. This bill includes significant steps toward rolling back that damage and returning to the principle that abortion is not health care.

Furthermore, re-directing $400 million of Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding would be the biggest blow to the abortion industry’s taxpayer funding ever seen. It would severely cripple their ability to end the lives of unborn children and deceive women and girls.

Click here to tell your Senators to support this life-saving health care bill >>

I can tell you that your SBA List team worked tirelessly with our allies in the Senate to make this the strongest pro-life bill possible. Our team of pro-life lobbyists have held over 200 meetings directly with Representatives and Senators on the health care bill alone. I have met with the Vice President and Secretary of Health and Human Services to discuss our pro-life priorities in this bill. We have provided technical support to the bill’s drafters. All of this is possible because of your continued support of your SBA List team.

Having said that, the bill is not perfect. There are many pro-life provisions in it, but it is unlikely that every provision will survive the complicated Reconciliation process. But we believe that the final product will represent meaningful progress for the pro-life cause.

Unborn children need your voice right now. We must make sure that we rally behind the pro-life provisions in this bill as debate on it will likely start NEXT WEEK.

Click here to urge your Senators to support the Better Care Reconciliation Act >>

There is very little room for error. The bill must garner 51 votes to pass, and there are just 52 Republican Senators – and not all of them are solidly pro-life.

And let me tell you – abortion giant Planned Parenthood – which performs over 300,000 abortions every single year – is doing everything they can to stop this bill so they can protect $400 million of their taxpayer funding. They are even running TV ads here in Washington, D.C., trying to scare pro-life Senators into backing off. We cannot let them win.

So please, take action right now, and then forward this message ASAP to your friends and family.

And please make sure you are ready to take even more action next week as this bill gets debated if everything stays on track. We’re going to need you to CALL your two Senators next week and ask them to support this bill. We’ll have very clear talking points and instructions for you to make it as easy as possible.

Let’s get this bill to the finish line so we can SAVE unborn children and DEFUND Planned Parenthood of $400 million of our taxpayer dollars!

For LIFE,


Marjorie Dannenfelser
President, Susan B. Anthony List

Tridentine mass; the one thing that kept me Catholic

... Photos Released from the Pontifical Solemn High Mass at St. Peter's

Tridentine mass; the one thing that kept me Catholic

By Catholic Crusader

I was born just before the transition period of the Catholic church.  That transition was when Vatican 2 decided to turn the Catholic church into another protestant sect.

My first holy communion was made during the Tridentine mass but it was shortly after that the Novus Ordo became the standard.  I went to a Catholic high school run by the holy cross fathers out of South Bend from 1967 to 1971.  The was a period of rapid disintegration for the Catholic church.  We still had some priests who wore their cassocks in the classroom like my algebra teacher Father Buenger CSC but we were also getting new priests fresh out of the seminary with preset modernist ideas.  Father Fitzgerald was one.  He taught religion class and when a student asked him if he didn’t have to read mass on Sunday would he still attend the mass.  “Fitz” said no he would not.

That was good enough for me so we set out in those teen age years with little if any thought of our faith.  Vatican two was quite helpful in that.  They had just given permission to read Sunday mass on Saturday evening which would fulfill one’s Sunday obligation.  We took advantage of that making sure during our Saturday night carousing we would stop by a local parish just to pick up a bulletin to show our parents so that they would think we actually attended mass.

Going away to college there was more of the same.  I went to Benedictine college in Atchison Kansas and spent my Sunday mornings in bed rather than go to mass.  Thanks to Vatican 2 the Catholic faith was escaping thru a huge, gaping hole in my soul.

Then Freshman year a seed was placed in my head.  Parents weekend in October my folks drove up as usual so I had to continue the charade of actually attending mass.  I could not get out of this one.  The Abby had arranged a solemn Latin high mass in the Abby church.  Schubert mass in G.  Three priest celebrating the mass, an army of servers, incense, and beautiful soul uplifting classical music and chant that made me and my parents jaws drop to the floor.

This mass was the seed, I continued to avoid the Novus ordo and aside from that day never saw the inside of a church for 4 years.  However the pilot light was lit.  I thought if ONLY they would offer this mass I would return to the church.  They never did, in fact their so called mass just got more ridiculous each year with more and more ecumenistic nonsense.

Then one day in the early 80s I wandered into a Tridentine mass in the chapel of St. Pius V in Lake Zurich Illinois.  Father Quinn was the shrine priest.  I recall his first sermon where he mentioned about the destruction cause by Vatican 2 and how he, and a handful of priests were charged with keeping the pilot light burning.  At that point I found the real Catholic church and never looked back.

I lasted 7 years at the shrine, then moved on to the SSPX chapel in Oak Park for the next 7, after that St. Marys Oratory in Rockford for about 25 years and currently a motu proprio in West Chicago.  I will never go back to the Novus Ordo as I explained before I don’t consider it a valid Catholic mass.

Thanks to my mothers talent to save keep sake mementos the program for that solemn mass from October 1971 is below.

 

St. Francis, a great saint often misunderstood.

A couple good pieces I ran across on St. Francis.  The new church likes to pass him off as some wimpy aging hippy.  That is far from the case…………………..CC

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Father Rutler: Saint Francis of Assisi was not a garden gnome

By Father George Rutler

On October 4, we give thanks for one of the best known and least known of all saints. Least known, that is, because Francis of Assisi was not a garden gnome, or a doe-eyed hippy skipping with animals and hugging trees. Garden gnomes do not bear the Stigmata of Christ’s wounds. A vegetarian? He berated a friar for wanting to abstain from meat on a feast day and said that on Christmas he would “smear the wall with meat.” An iconoclast? He was meticulous in the ceremonials of the Mass, insisting that every sacred vessel and vestment be the best, and his Rule dismissed any friar who parted from the Pope on the slightest article of Faith. A pacifist? He joined the Fifth Crusade, simmering ever since eleven thousand Muslims had invaded Rome and desecrated the tombs of Peter and Paul in the year 846. Francis went to North Africa in 1219 to convert the Muslims and confronted Sultan al Malik al-Kamil, who had just slaughtered five thousand Christians at Damietta. Francis fearlessly told the Sultan: “It is just that Christians invade the land you inhabit, for you blaspheme the name of Christ and alienate everyone you can from His worship.” While counselors called for the beheading of Francis according to Muslim law, the Sultan was so taken with the humility of Francis that he only had him beaten, chained and imprisoned, and then he released him.

We are engaged in similar challenges today. Of course, we are aware of the crisis in the Middle East, but the strife is worldwide. Consider Nigeria, whose Catholic population in the last century has soared to nearly twenty million. Last week, under Muslim pressure, the government stopped the Eternal Word Television Network from broadcasting. I have worked with this worldwide Catholic network for twenty-five years and have many Nigerian friends. Two days after the Nigerian bishops objected to this censorship, a Catholic church was destroyed by Muslims, who killed and wounded many worshipers. This seems to be under the radar of our own government and the mainstream media.

May Saint Francis be our model in how to deal with the threats of our own day: not enfeebled by sentimentality and relativism, but armed with a Franciscan zeal for the conversion of souls. We may not have Francis’ charm, but we have in our hearts and churches the same God. By the way, the popular “Prayer of Saint Francis,” which begins, “Make me a channel of your peace,” was actually the work of an anonymous author who published it in France in 1912. Its vague theology and lack of mention of Christ, express a semi-Pelagian heresy unworthy of the Saint of Assisi. Let the last words of the real Saint of Assisi be our guide: “I have done what was mine to do; may Christ teach you what you are to do. Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.”

St. Francis prediction on the end of times.

St. Francis of Assisi Prophecy:

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“A Man, not Canonically Elected, will be raised to the Pontificate… In those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a Destroyer”

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Shortly before he died in 1226, St. Francis of Assisi called together the members of his order and warned them of great tribulations that would befall the Church in the future, saying:
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Act bravely, my Brethren; take courage, and trust in the Lord. The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold, and the malice of the wicked will increase.

The devils will have unusual power, the immaculate purity of our Order, and of others, will be so much obscured that there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity. At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavour to draw many into error and death.

Then scandals will be multiplied, our Order will be divided, and many others will be entirely destroyed, because they will consent to error instead of opposing it.

There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God.

Then our Rule and manner of life will be violently opposed by some, and terrible trials will come upon us. Those who are found faithful will receive the crown of life; but woe to those who, trusting solely in their Order, shall fall into tepidity, for they will not be able to support the temptations permitted for the proving of the elect.

Those who preserve their fervour and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and, persecutions as rebels and schismatics; for their persecutors, urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth. But the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head [Jesus Christ], these, the elect, will act with confidence, and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish [physically] rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy.

Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.

(Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis Of Assisi [London: R. Washbourne, 1882], pp. 248-250; underlining and paragraph breaks added.)

 

 

Fatima the first Hundred years

Fatima the first hundred years

By Catholic Crusader

PEARLMAN-Fatima

I have mentioned before that I am not the world greatest reader so it is indeed a triumphant occasion when I actually finish a book.  Two of these “cover to cover” accomplishments have been “The Mosque of Notre Dame” and “The Devil hates Latin”.  These were two books, although novels, were strongly devoted to the traditional Catholic church prior to the destruction of Vatican 2.  Some nights I literally could not put these books down.  Great books to add to the reading list of any TradCat!

I just started on Fatima, the first hundred years.  This is more of a history book tying in all the events of the world in context with the apparitions at Fatima.  Currently I am just started to get into the apparitions with the children meeting the Patron Angle of Portugal.  The book starts with a chapter of the role Mary plays in the salvation of man kind, then goes on to the events of the Russian revolution from the twisted monk Rasputin to the destruction of the Orthodox faith in Russia.  It then goes on to describe the 3 children and what their lives were like in Fatima as well as some family history.  As I say I am now being introduced to the beginning of the apparitions.

According to the back cover of the book:

On October 13th, 1917, some seventy thousand spectators in Fatima’s Cova de Iria bore witness to what Pio Scatizzi, former professor of astronomy at the Gregorian University, would describe as the “most obvious and colossal miracle of history”—the vision of the sun “dancing” in the heavens. In Fatima, the First Hundred Years, Barry R. Pearlman provides an invaluable theological and historical framework for understanding this “Miracle of the Sun,” the apparitions that preceded it, and their implications for the present day. 

Drawing extensively from the personal testimony of seer Lucia dos Santos and others, this book reveals the story of three young shepherd children and the “beautiful lady from Heaven” who visited them as they tended their flocks. While many books have been written concerning these events, Fatima, the First Hundred Years is unique in that it highlights an often-overlooked feature of the apparitions: the centrality of the Lady’s emphasis on her Immaculate Heart, which she described to Lucia as “your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.” By properly placing this devotion at the heart of the Fatima message, Pearlman grants his readers not only a detailed overview of the 1917 visions, but a concrete method for carrying out Our Lady’s mission in a troubled world. Newly revised to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of the apparitions, Fatima, the First Hundred Years is at once a comprehensive guide for the uninitiated and an invaluable resource for the historian, the skeptic, and the believer.

Fatima the first hundred years can be purchased thru Amazon by clicking here

 

Massive Int’l Network of 87,000 Pedophiles Dismantled — American Mass Media Silent

Massive Int’l Network of 87,000 Pedophiles Dismantled — American Mass Media Silent

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Berlin — The largely unrecognized global pandemic of child pornography has once again been thrust into the glare of the public spotlight after a massive child porn network with over 87,000 members was dismantled by German police.

A web platform called “Elysium” was utilized by the pedophile network, which existed since the end of 2016 and was accessible only through the Darknet, a hidden part of the Internet uncatalogued by search engines. The site was used to facilitate the exchange of videos and images of children, as young as toddler age, being physically and sexually abused.

According to German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle:

“Investigators said the site had been in operation since the end of 2016 and that it was accessible only via the darknet, a part of the World Wide Web that cannot be found using conventional search engines but requires the use of encrypting software.”

According to the authorities in Frankfurt, there were also recordings of “the most serious sexual abuse of children”, such as violence against children and abuse of “the youngest.”. The platform was also used to schedule appointments to exploit and abuse children.

Most of the suspects were arrested in the countries of Germany and Austria.

A German police spokesman said that Dutch authorities were also involved in the case:

“We are certainly expecting things that are important to the Netherlands, but at the moment it is not yet possible to indicate to what extent.”

Surprisingly, the network of nearly 90,000 individuals is not the largest bust in history, as another online Darknet pedophile platform called Playpen was dismantled earlier this year, and 58-year-old American Steven Chase sentenced to 30-years in federal prison. Chase was held responsible for the existence of Playpen, a child pornography network established in 2014, which had 150,000 active pedophiles on the site.

The Playpen case was extremely controversial, as the U.S. Department of Justice acknowledged in court filings that the FBI actually operated the site, themselves, from Feb. 20 to March 4, 2015.

Moreover, in a move that left many in dismay, the Department of Justice filed a motion in Washington State federal court to dismiss an indictment against the child porn site.

According to a report in Wired:

It wasn’t for lack of evidence; it was because the FBI didn’t want to disclose details of a hacking tool to the defense as part of discovery. Evidence in United States v. Jay Michaud hinged at least in part on information federal investigators had gathered by exploiting a vulnerability in the Tor anonymity network.

“Because the government remains unwilling to disclose certain discovery related to the FBI’s deployment of a ‘Network Investigative Technique’ (‘NIT’) as part of its investigation into the Playpen child pornography site, the government has no choice but to seek dismissal of the indictment,” federal prosecutor Annette Hayes wrote in the court filing on Friday.

The federal prosecutor pointed out that the DoJ’s work to resist disclosing the NIT was part of “an effort to balance the many competing interests that are at play when sensitive law enforcement technology becomes the subject of a request for criminal discovery.”

To make a long story short, the feds decided to let an alleged child pornographer go to keep secret, and illegal, the methods they use to catch criminals on the dark web.

In regard to the “Elysium” network, public prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt said that the suspected operator of the site, a 39-year-old man from the central German state of Hesse, had already been arrested on June 12.

The suspected operator of the platform was arrested after his apartment was searched and the server seized, according to DW. Numerous other suspects have also been arrested, according to police officials.

What Does Saint Thomas Say About Immigration?

From Return to Order, too bad Bergoglio doesn’t read Catholic literature, he could learn much from Aquinas……………CC

What Does Saint Thomas Say About Immigration?

What Does Saint Thomas Say About Immigration?

“These are some of the thoughts of Saint Thomas Aquinas on the matter of immigration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In looking at the debate over immigration, it is almost automatically assumed that the Church’s position is one of unconditional charity toward those who enter the nation, legally or illegally.

However, is this the case? What does the Bible say about immigration? What do Church doctors and theologians say? Above all, what does the greatest of doctors, Saint Thomas Aquinas, say about immigration? Does his opinion offer some insights to the burning issues now shaking the nation and blurring the national borders?

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Immigration is a modern problem and so some might think that the medieval Saint Thomas would have no opinion about the problem. And yet, he does. One has only to look in his masterpiece, the Summa Theologica, in the first part of the second part, question 105, article 3 (I-II, Q. 105, Art. 3). There one finds his analysis based on biblical insights that can add to the national debate. They are entirely applicable to the present.

Saint Thomas: “Man’s relations with foreigners are twofold: peaceful, and hostile: and in directing both kinds of relation the Law contained suitable precepts.”

Commentary: In making this affirmation, Saint Thomas affirms that not all immigrants are equal. Every nation has the right to decide which immigrants are beneficial, that is, “peaceful,” to the common good. As a matter of self-defense, the State can reject those criminal elements, traitors, enemies and others who it deems harmful or “hostile” to its citizens.

The second thing he affirms is that the manner of dealing with immigration is determined by law in the cases of both beneficial and “hostile” immigration. The State has the right and duty to apply its law.

Saint Thomas: “For the Jews were offered three opportunities of peaceful relations with foreigners. First, when foreigners passed through their land as travelers. Secondly, when they came to dwell in their land as newcomers. And in both these respects the Law made kind provision in its precepts: for it is written (Exodus 22:21): ’Thou shalt not molest a stranger [advenam]’; and again (Exodus 22:9): ’Thou shalt not molest a stranger [peregrino].’”

Commentary: Here Saint Thomas acknowledges the fact that others will want to come to visit or even stay in the land for some time. Such foreigners deserved to be treated with charity, respect and courtesy, which is due to any human of good will. In these cases, the law can and should protect foreigners from being badly treated or molested.

Saint Thomas: “Thirdly, when any foreigners wished to be admitted entirely to their fellowship and mode of worship. With regard to these a certain order was observed. For they were not at once admitted to citizenship: just as it was law with some nations that no one was deemed a citizen except after two or three generations, as the Philosopher says (Polit. iii, 1).”

Commentary: Saint Thomas recognizes that there will be those who will want to stay and become citizens of the lands they visit. However, he sets as the first condition for acceptance a desire to integrate fully into what would today be considered the culture and life of the nation.

A second condition is that the granting of citizenship would not be immediate. The integration process takes time. People need to adapt themselves to the nation. He quotes the philosopher Aristotle as saying this process was once deemed to take two or three generations. Saint Thomas himself does not give a time frame for this integration, but he does admit that it can take a long time.

Saint Thomas: “The reason for this was that if foreigners were allowed to meddle with the affairs of a nation as soon as they settled down in its midst, many dangers might occur, since the foreigners not yet having the common good firmly at heart might attempt something hurtful to the people.”

Commentary: The common sense of Saint Thomas is certainly not politically correct but it is logical. The theologian notes that living in a nation is a complex thing. It takes time to know the issues affecting the nation. Those familiar with the long history of their nation are in the best position to make the long-term decisions about its future. It is harmful and unjust to put the future of a place in the hands of those recently arrived, who, although through no fault of their own, have little idea of what is happening or has happened in the nation. Such a policy could lead to the destruction of the nation.

As an illustration of this point, Saint Thomas later notes that the Jewish people did not treat all nations equally since those nations closer to them were more quickly integrated into the population than those who were not as close. Some hostile peoples were not to be admitted at all into full fellowship due to their enmity toward the Jewish people.

Saint Thomas: “Nevertheless it was possible by dispensation for a man to be admitted to citizenship on account of some act of virtue: thus it is related (Judith 14:6) that Achior, the captain of the children of Ammon, ‘was joined to the people of Israel, with all the succession of his kindred.’”

Commentary: That is to say, the rules were not rigid. There were exceptions that were granted based on the circumstances. However, such exceptions were not arbitrary but always had in mind the common good. The example of Achior describes the citizenship bestowed upon the captain and his children for the good services rendered to the nation.

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These are some of the thoughts of Saint Thomas Aquinas on the matter of immigration based on biblical principles. It is clear that immigration must have two things in mind: the first is the nation’s unity; and the second is the common good.

Immigration should have as its goal integration, not disintegration or segregation. The immigrant should not only desire to assume the benefits but the responsibilities of joining into the full fellowship of the nation. By becoming a citizen, a person becomes part of a broad family over the long term and not a shareholder in a joint stock company seeking only short-term self-interest.

Secondly, Saint Thomas teaches that immigration must have in mind the common good; it cannot destroy or overwhelm a nation.

This explains why so many Americans experience uneasiness caused by massive and disproportional immigration. Such policy artificially introduces a situation that destroys common points of unity and overwhelms the ability of a society to absorb new elements organically into a unified culture. The common good is no longer considered.

A proportional immigration has always been a healthy development in a society since itSubscription11 injects new life and qualities into a social body. But when it loses that proportion and undermines the purpose of the State, it threatens the well-being of the nation.

When this happens, the nation would do well to follow the advice of Saint Thomas Aquinas and biblical principles. The nation must practice justice and charity towards all, including foreigners, but it must above all safeguard the common good and its unity, without which no country can long endure.

(This posting is a development of a paragraph and footnote from the book, Return to Order. Those who want to post or publish this article can do so as long as the credit is given to the Return to Order website and a link is made.)