John A Cassani
John A Cassani

In 1946 people were told to "trust the science"

When did the term, “trust the science” come into use? I would imagine that back in the ‘40s, if anything, people would be told to “trust the research.” Research is part of the scientific process, and is a very important part, but it isn’t perfect. With DDT, nobody was researching its effect on wildlife. I’m sure they wouldn’t have liked the fact that it was on its way to driving the bald eagle …More
When did the term, “trust the science” come into use? I would imagine that back in the ‘40s, if anything, people would be told to “trust the research.” Research is part of the scientific process, and is a very important part, but it isn’t perfect. With DDT, nobody was researching its effect on wildlife. I’m sure they wouldn’t have liked the fact that it was on its way to driving the bald eagle to extinction. “Science” is a way that we can come to know things, with increasing certainty. It is always dependent on its data set. God and His revelation are the dataset for theology. He is an unimpeachable source. Clinical trials conducted by chemical or drug companies are not. Very little natural science can ever be truly settled, and most that can be, is only settled after an extraordinarily long period of time.
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Cordileone Won’t Do It For the Sake of "Unity"

He sounds like a GOP congressman who was hawkish about repealing Obamacare when Obama was president, when repeal was impossible, but chickened out after Trump was elected. It’s unlikely any active bishop will actually instruct that Holy Communion be denied for reason of support for abortion.
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After 43 years, the original rainbow flag is coming home to San Francisco

Mr. Sciambra makes an excellent point about relics. Men are naturally drawn to objects that connect us to persons, places, and events from the past. We want to make the past more concrete, so that we can experience unity with our forbears. The de-emphasis on relics during the Vatican II collapse of the visible Church is not isolated. It goes right along with the destruction of the liturgy, which …More
Mr. Sciambra makes an excellent point about relics. Men are naturally drawn to objects that connect us to persons, places, and events from the past. We want to make the past more concrete, so that we can experience unity with our forbears. The de-emphasis on relics during the Vatican II collapse of the visible Church is not isolated. It goes right along with the destruction of the liturgy, which sought to make our worship some sort of abstract experience. It’s funny, the reformers accuse trads of emphasizing the arcane and the abstract, when that is what they have imposed. The coopting of the rainbow by the sodomites is in the same category.
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Marx Remains Munich Archbishop

There is a problem with clericalism. Clericalism is when clergy destroy the beautiful, simple faith of their flock in the name of progress. It has been the true mission of Vatican II.
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What Will Change with the Abolition of Summorum Pontificum? Nothing

If the rumor that there would be visitations to the seminaries of the Ecclesia Dei communities in order to bring them into conformity with post Vatican II priestly formation were true, then those communities would be greatly effected. The main mission of the FSSP is to provide traditional priestly formation. If they could no longer do that, they would have the biggest crisis since their founding.…More
If the rumor that there would be visitations to the seminaries of the Ecclesia Dei communities in order to bring them into conformity with post Vatican II priestly formation were true, then those communities would be greatly effected. The main mission of the FSSP is to provide traditional priestly formation. If they could no longer do that, they would have the biggest crisis since their founding. I pray that this rumor is false, along with all the rest.
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The Making of Hitchcock's 'I Confess' masterofsuspensealfredhitchcock

Great movie. The discussion about Jesuit casuistry with regard to how it’s possible to break the seal of the confessional is very illustrative. SJs at that time would very likely have debated about how close they could come without crossing the line. If that isn’t sad enough, the final answer many settled on is much worse: If we don’t hear confessions, we don’t have to worry about the seal.
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Clueless: Francis Lacks Elementary Catechism Knowledge

It has been abundantly clear to me, since this man hit the scene, that he he does not know the faith well enough to be approved for ordination to the permanent diaconate, let alone to be the guardian of the Deposit of Faith. But, he was in Jesuit seminary back in the ‘60s, so it’s to be expected. He is full of cliches, and bad ones at that. On the rare occasion that he says something Catholic, …More
It has been abundantly clear to me, since this man hit the scene, that he he does not know the faith well enough to be approved for ordination to the permanent diaconate, let alone to be the guardian of the Deposit of Faith. But, he was in Jesuit seminary back in the ‘60s, so it’s to be expected. He is full of cliches, and bad ones at that. On the rare occasion that he says something Catholic, he looks like he is just pronouncing something in a foreign tongue. He appears to be a third rate intellect, who is just the type man the globalists would want to lead many souls to hell.
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Summorum Pontificum: Francis Is Playing With Fire

It will be interesting to see what happens, if this indeed takes place. I could see it having a devastating effect on vocations to the diocesan priesthood, both among those yet to be ordained, and those ordained since Summorum pontificum. There will, hopefully, be a surge in priests desiring to join the FSSP and ICKSP. There may be am increase in men following Frs. Nix and Hannon into the …More
It will be interesting to see what happens, if this indeed takes place. I could see it having a devastating effect on vocations to the diocesan priesthood, both among those yet to be ordained, and those ordained since Summorum pontificum. There will, hopefully, be a surge in priests desiring to join the FSSP and ICKSP. There may be am increase in men following Frs. Nix and Hannon into the life of diocesan hermit. There will be no place in many dioceses for young, traditional priests. Some may have the holiness to be true white martyrs like Padre Pio was during the years when the authorities thought him a dangerous charlatan. Others will go against their conscience and play the game and be phonies. Sadly, others will leave ministry. Seminarians should certainly leave their dioceses and seek a better place to pursue their vocations. It will be a bad scene.
John A Cassani

Feminism in three waves

Corruption of language is one of the main tactics of Marxists, and any other enemy of Our Lord, come to think of it. Phil Lawler writes about how Blaise Cupich does it in a recent column at Catholic Culture.
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Trumped Up Charges: Father Rutler Cleared

This is certainly good news. When will the Archdiocese of New York act on it? Chanceries are famous for letting innocent priests rot on the vine. Rutler likely has the means and connections to make sure his rights are respected. What of all the others who don’t?
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Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland Diocese Robbed At Gunpoint During Afternoon Walk; 'I Was Terrified…

I can personally attest that Bishop Barber is a very good manA true son of St. Ignatius of Loyola. I may disagree with him on the best way to curb gun violence, but he is a true Catholic, snd that means a lot nowadays.
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Victim of Covid Dogmas: Famous Father Altman Kicked Out

It does. As much as his truth-telling and his upbraiding of bishops is a breath of fresh air, hearing the way he seems to trumpet his accomplishments in his most recent Sunday sermon makes me question his humility. If this “icon” has his approval in any way, that would go even further to impugn his humility.
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Abuse Hysteria: “There Is Absolutely No Due Process”

You are, sadly, completely correct. Priests have a better chance (not perfect, e.g. Fr. Gordon MacRae in New Hampshire) with American courts than they have with ecclesiastical justice. I’m sure this will be rectified with the soon-to-be promulgated penal section of the CIC (fat chance). This is horribly destructive to the morale of a presbyterate, and seminarians are gaslighted into thinking …More
You are, sadly, completely correct. Priests have a better chance (not perfect, e.g. Fr. Gordon MacRae in New Hampshire) with American courts than they have with ecclesiastical justice. I’m sure this will be rectified with the soon-to-be promulgated penal section of the CIC (fat chance). This is horribly destructive to the morale of a presbyterate, and seminarians are gaslighted into thinking this is no big deal, but it is a big deal.
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Catholic Sat - Pope Francis' blessing this afternoon at the Scholas Occurrentes headquarters in …

He can follow the actual science, which proves how useful the mask is. His sort revels in their hypocrisy.
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Non-Denominational Blessing: Francis Invokes an Unknown "God Of All”

Has anyone ever been edified by an extemporaneous prayer?
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"No Longer Catholic" - Cardinal Müller

He has given us more than enough evidence from his own mouth to sustain charges of heresy, if we could try him before a pre-conciliar court. How can anything that Lutherans do be equal to what Catholics do, when the Lutherans don’t believe that Sacraments cause grace?
Of course, in practice, most Catholics are functional Lutherans, in that they don’t believe in sacramental efficacy. This includes…More
He has given us more than enough evidence from his own mouth to sustain charges of heresy, if we could try him before a pre-conciliar court. How can anything that Lutherans do be equal to what Catholics do, when the Lutherans don’t believe that Sacraments cause grace?
Of course, in practice, most Catholics are functional Lutherans, in that they don’t believe in sacramental efficacy. This includes not only the Eucharist, but even Baptism, which I believe are the only two even recognized as “sacraments” by the Lutherans.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi Calls for a Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing's Winter Olympics | EWTN News Nightl…

When she starts making big companies boycott Chinese slave labor, we can talk about boycotting the Olympics. (There are myriad reasons why the Olympic Movement should be snuffed out, especially from a Catholic perspective, but Pelosi will have no part in that.
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Cassock in the Vatican? No Way!

Not a bit of courage among them, if it’s true that they complied out of fear of losing their cushy jobs. They probably wore masks too. St. Peter’s will soon be nothing but a tomb.
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Unity With the Oligarchs: Vatican Stabs U.S. Bishops in the Back

Agreed. We don’t want bishops conferences to have more power. I wonder whether Cardinal Ladaria would have intervened if the bishops were debating a general policy of toleration for sacrilegious communion. I don’t know the answer, but today’s Vatican gives me every indication that they back any policy that is in line with globalist objectives.
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Fauci: “Possible” Mask Mandates Could Last Indefinitely to Fight Flu

For Fauci and his ilk, the thrill is getting away with the lies. From the beginning, the mask mandates were enacted (dictated) under the pretext that covid spreads mainly by respiratory droplets, as opposed to being airborne. This was a lie, as every coronavirus is spread by aerosol, and masks have absolutely no effect. The more this is apparent, the more adamant the authorities are about …More
For Fauci and his ilk, the thrill is getting away with the lies. From the beginning, the mask mandates were enacted (dictated) under the pretext that covid spreads mainly by respiratory droplets, as opposed to being airborne. This was a lie, as every coronavirus is spread by aerosol, and masks have absolutely no effect. The more this is apparent, the more adamant the authorities are about enforcing the mandates. This is true about pretty much all covid policy. Until the masses disobey, and disobey firmly, this will never stop.