From The Pastor: Why Don’t Priests Blow The Whistle?

Below are two recent bulletin articles of Fr. Edwin Palka, found in the Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church in Tampa, Florida’s bulletins of July 29 and August 5, 2018 and shared by Father in a Facebook post on his page.  Fr. Palka is the pastor at the main Traditional Latin Mass parish in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, a Diocese long under the stewardship of Bishop Robert Lynch, who wrote and acted publicly of his opposition to the Latin Mass (see here).  The current bishop, Bishop Parkes, has attended the parish and done confirmations there in the traditional rite.


From the Pastor: Why Don’t the Priests Blow the Whistle?
Bulletin article, July 29, 2018

From The Pastor 1One question that was asked after last week’s homily was, “Why don’t ‘good’ priests and ‘good’ bishops blow the whistle on the abusive priests and bishops?” Many people still don’t (I believe most priests still don’t) understand just how evil the active homosexual or homosexual activist (“AH/HA” from here on out) priests and bishops are.

Not understanding the extent of their depravity and wrongly thinking that they are simply “normal” men who just struggle with their sexual desires and sometimes might fail to remain chaste but are really, truly repentant when it happens and strive to “confess my sins, do penance and amend my life, amen,” they cannot possibly grasp the hellish depths to which the AH/HA clergy will go to persecute, lambaste, punish, humiliate and blackmail anyone who stands in their way or threatens their way of life.

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Traditian Order Bible Study

booksWith the Traditian Order’s Consecration to Jesus Through Mary finishing on Monday, there are some things to be addressed.  First and most importantly, the Order has decided that the Consecration will be an annual event every year, beginning 33 days before Our Lady Of Fatima, a patron of our Order.

Second, beginning June 1, 2018 the Traditian Order will begin an 18-month study of the entire Catholic Bible.  Members will comment and study on our private Discord Channel, and we will also create a Facebook group page so that the public can join us if they wish to participate.  It will not be strictly led, but will rather be a discussion with participation from all on each book.  If you are a Bible scholar and would like to join us, you would be most welcome.

If you would like to do so from within the Order, please select Join The Order from the tab above, if you would like to participate through Facebook, look for our new group page here.  Seen you in June!

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The Just War Imperative

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A past bombing in Syria.

For the agents or military of one nation to cross another sovereign nation’s borders and do damage to people or property is war.  It is not an intervention, it is not a police action, it is not a pre-retaliatory counter-attack.  It is war.  That said, war is not always wrong.  It can be justified, or even necessary.  But if it is not justified, it must be condemned.  Those are the lessons of history.

 

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To Increase Holiness

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Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort

Christ was a revolutionary figure.  While the world may not see it, thinking Him the ultimate nice guy, every Christian knows it.  He changed the world, challenged the world, demanded action, and he spoke of both heaven and hell as consequences for our actions.  While His message was complex, one person was able to crystallize it perfectly: “Do whatever He tells you.”

In some ways that person, Mary the Mother of God, became more controversial.  Within Christianity itself some downplay her role and deny her place.  The Church formed by her Son, though, never has.  The Bible itself says that she was full of grace, as told by the angel, and what grace she had she reflected onto her Son:  Do whatever He tells you.

Jesus Christ loved his mother, and at His crucifixion he told “the disciple” to “behold your Mother.”  While He was talking to the Apostle John he used the word for “adherent” or “learner” instead.  Mary is the spiritual Mother of all Christians.

The full extent of this doctrine has revealed itself over time, through Mariology, and her greatest champion in recent centuries has probably been Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (31 January 1673 – 28 April 1716) a French Roman Catholic priest and Confessor who developed a system by which a believer can consecrate themselves to Jesus through Mary.

There are many books on this topic, and plenty of information all over the web, so the full history will not be spelled out here, but suffice it to say that his was a 33-day process meant to end on a Marian holy day, and at its heart is prayer to increase the holiness of the participant.

Our Lady of Fatima, a most important holy day, approaches on May 13.  Thirty-three days before that is April 10, 2018, less than a week away, and that is when we will begin.  Those wishing to in the Traditian Order will start the Consecration on that day.  Here is a link to the details including the text we will be using, available for as little as 99 cents online.

Member or not, ready or not, we invite you to join us wherever you pray, on Tuesday April 10 as we strive to be more holy.