(LifeSiteNews) — After a break last week due to the 25th anniversary celebrations of LifeSite down in Naples, Florida, this week’s Faith & Reason episode had a “full house,” in John-Henry Westen’s words, with all four members present.
This week’s episode is packed with content since so much has happened in these last two weeks. Archbishop Rembert Weakland’s death is a topic, as is The Atlantic‘s attack on the Rosary, the rumors swirling around concerning the upcoming August 27 consistory in Rome, the assassination attempt on the Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin, as well as Dr. Anthony Fauci’s resignation.
Liz Yore starts the show by discussing the death of Archbishop Rembert Weakland of Milwaukee, a self-professed homosexual who paid hush money to a former lover, promoted homosexual priests, and covered up numerous sex abuse cases.
“The death of the 95-year-old Rembert Weakland, the former archbishop of Milwaukee,” Yore states, “is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the damage that this archbishop did to the Church in America, specifically in the Midwest.” On top of his moral corruption, Weakland “attacked the Gregorian chant, ensured that the Old Mass would not be replicated” and “he really pushed hard for abolishing the Gregorian chant.”
An added scandal about Weakland’s death was that Father James Martin praised him as a “gifted pastor” on Twitter and called him a “friend,” though he had to delete that message due to the strong backlash he received.
For John-Henry Westen, the “incredible damage” caused by Weakland “is almost unfathomable.”
Liberal bishops around the world continue promoting heterodox views on homosexuality, female priests, divorce, contraception, and more — advancing anti-Catholic positions that jeopardize the salvation of souls.
Such bishops often sideline, ignore and even persecute traditional Catholics who simply ask that the Faith be preserved and passed on to their children.
But traditional Catholics cannot be silenced any longer, which is why we are uniting in this international boycott of modernist bishops and dioceses until the deposit of Faith is upheld by the hierarchy again.
SIGN: We will not fund modernist bishops or priests who undermine the Catholic Faith, but rather direct our contributions towards faithful clergy and orders that work for the salvation of souls.
There are countless examples of bishops working against Christ's Church in calling for divine law to be ignored in favor of sexual, doctrinal and liturgical deviancy, even trying to clamp down on Catholics who practise the Faith.
Just last year, Cardinal Cupich banned traditional prayers after Mass, and more recently has curtailed the Traditional Latin Mass in his diocese.
Cardinal Cupich has banned the Hail Mary and St Michael Prayer after Mass— Nick Donnelly (@ProtecttheFaith) August 27, 2021
Who but a devil would ban these prayers after Mass
The attack on the Faith is out in the open, with modernist bishops causing scandal in countless ways:
- Shutting down the Latin Mass in numerous parishes
- Rejecting the Church's teaching on sodomy
- Ignoring Vatican cover-ups of abuse by fellow bishops
- Celebrating LGBT Masses
- And so much more!
We have seen enough. Now is the time to show true Catholic unity against those who undermine the Faith - do not be bullied into submission by these men who would disfigure Christ's Church.
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"We therefore commit to a financial boycott of modernist bishops until the hierarchy resolves to uphold the entire deposit of Faith."
If the bishops refuse to uphold and protect the teaching of Christ's Bride, the Catholic Church, then we must refuse to support them until they repent.
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For Father James Altman, Weakland “is one of the great disasters of the American Catholic Church. And yet, where are the bishops? Where are the bishops standing up and saying he was a disgrace to the Catholic Church?”
Jack Maxey returns to the fact that Weakland fought against the traditional Latin Mass and he sees a “common thread here” among people such as Weakland, Martin and Pope Francis, “their hatred of the Latin liturgy.” Here, he points out that “the devil hates Latin.”
Putting this struggle in a larger context, Maxey continues:
[Archbishop] Viganò just said a week or so ago that the children of light far outnumber the children of darkness. And the children of light used to be bound by their shared experience in the Mass through the Latin liturgy, which bound them in a common language of faith for all four corners of the globe. And these same people who are promoting these other evils in the Church are suppressing that thing that bound the faithful together for over 2000 years.
Maxey now is learning to pray the rosary in Latin, based on this very insight. John-Henry Westen raises then the question of The Atlantic‘s August 12 attack on the Holy Rosary, claiming that is now being used by “extremists” and comparing it with the AR 15 of the nationalists in our country.
For Liz Yore, it is clear that “the enemy has identified our weapon.” She holds up a rosary and calls it her “AK 15,” a combination of AK 45 and AR 15. This article is helping Catholics now to rediscover the importance of praying the Holy Rosary.
“If we don’t know the power of our rosary,” Yore says, “it’s time to do so. And and I think these sacramental beads are going to be helping all of us in fighting to restore our faith, to restore church, to restore our society.”
Jack Maxey adds that the Blessed Mother represents the family, the Holy Family, but also Motherhood. She stands for all the virtues that the feminists hate, “all of the virtues that we have created over 2,000 years and extolled among our womanhood. And now we’ve seen all of the things that she represents undermined for 50 years.”
“The Mother of modesty, humility, purity. Of course they want that killed,” John-Henry Westen adds.
Father Altman wonders “why is it that the bishops of the United States, why isn’t it that the nuncio, why hasn’t Jorge Bergoglio himself, stood up and defended this attack on Catholics? I mean, it’s a direct, full frontal assault on Catholics.”
Liz Yore calls upon us, in light of this attack on the rosary, to “go public” and to display and pray the rosary in public places, in our cars and in our neighborhoods.
In light of the upcoming consistory on August 27, where Pope Francis will elevate 21 more clergymen to the cardinalate – among them the controversial Bishop Robert McElroy – Yore addresses the rumor that Francis could resign and appoint his own successor.
The Pope is going down to Aquila in Italy, which is the place that Pope Celestine [V] went to. And I think there was a healing ceremony, forgiveness ceremony that he started back in the 1200s, and that’s where Celestine said that it was all right for the Pope to resign. And lo and behold, Pope Celestine resigned. So there’s speculation that Pope Francis is going down to Aquila to duplicate the resignation. I don’t know. I have my doubts. Joan Lewis, who is really a Vaticanista and has seen a lot of the writing on the wall, says there’s all sorts of activity going on, documents being signed and promoted, people being appointed, positions being filled. This consistory itself is a sign, she thinks. So we will see.
Despite the fact that the Pope is stacking the deck more and more in favor of a “Pope Francis II,” Father Altman reminds us that we have not yet witnessed the “death of the Church.”
“This is just my opinion that we have not yet experienced Good Friday as apostles, as faithful Catholics. We have not yet seen the Good Friday of the Church.” And so Father wants us to be prepared that things still will get worse in the Catholic Church. “We better hold fast to the truths of the faith, the unchanged, unchangeable truth.”
Father Altman concludes: “We just have to know that no matter how bad it looks in the Church, no matter how bad it looks at the Church is destroyed. That there will be Easter Sunday for the truly faithful. We will rise again with our savior, as will His Church.”
With regard to the recent assassination attempt on Alexander Dugin, a Russian philosopher thought to be important for President Vladimir Putin, Jack Maxey explains that it might lead to an acceleration of the conflict between Russia and the West, but that at the same time, some European countries such as France are already feeling the damages coming to them from the sanctioning of Russia – especially in the energy sector – and might actually be more open to an appeasement policy. “Europe is absolutely suffering.”
Liz Yore ends the episode with comments on Dr. Fauci’s resignation. “Frankenstein Fauci finally resigns,” she states. “It’s almost impossible to categorize all the pain, suffering and death he caused” with the lockdown policies and vaccine mandates.
“This man, in his arrogance, is going to be hopefully held accountable by the world for his absolute destruction and genocide of the world,” Yore concludes.
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