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Semi-Goodbye

 

RobertWell, Finals Week is upon us. Yay.

I talked about Finals Week last year just before break, so I won’t rehash my feelings about Finals and tests. I have a few papers to write, some work to compile, and a Latin Test either Monday or Thursday. Either way, I am going to be busy until next Friday.

Really, I’ve been busy a lot. I spend quite a bit of time doing homework and writing papers (and these blogs). And really, I think that has made me a more effective person. I’m not the somewhat introverted, uncertain loner type who came to Wabash last August. I am more confident and well learned, and I feel that I am more open to seeing the big picture than just being another apathetic citizen. The year did have its rough patches, but all in all I think it was a pretty good start to my Wabash career.

And, of course, I loved telling you guys about my time here. It’s nice to have a connection to the outside world, and I hope that I can continue to tell you guys about whatever happens here at Wabash.

But this isn’t goodbye; there’s still one more blog post that I have to write. My last Dork Club event of the year, and let me tell you it is going to be great.

Check in Saturday when I talk about my experiences at Dorkstock.

Concering the John Paul II and John XXIII “Canonizations”

AudieThey’re not real saints, or real Roman Catholics.

That was a blunt start.

The recent “canonizations” of the man known as John Paul II and the man known as John XXIII are both very unique cases in how they came to be “canonized” by antipope Francis this past weekend. Karol Wojtyla (JPII) and Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (JXXIII) are known by the masses of people who abide to today’s Vatican as “reformers” who brought an end to “Catholic Militancy,” modernized the Catholic Faith, and brought the Church out of its “dark mysticism filled” past. In reality these two did more damage to the Catholic world than any other men since the previous antipopes of the 15th century.

jpiifeather Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli has serious evidence standing against him to this day that shows that the conclave that “elected” him was tampered with and illegal in 1958. Making him not a truly elected pope, similarly with the evidence of being a Freemason, which due to its ecumenical goals is forbidden by the Catholic Church and in direct opposition to the Church’s teachings.  Similarly his calling of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) is the most disastrous and heretical councils to ever bring its plague upon the True Catholic Church. Proceeding the 1960s new Catholic parishes were opening every year, the Jesuit seminaries saw 4000 new seminarians a year, convents were open and saw a large number of women answering religious vocations, 3/4 Catholic families attended Mass (the valid Latin Mass) every single Sunday, and 78% of all Catholic laity believed in the True Presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist. Catholic schools were opening in twice their number of enrollment every year, children learned the Catechism of the Catholic Church to the detail as was taught, scandal within the Church was at a major low, their were only 400 Catholic annulments worldwide pro-1960 (by 1969 there we over 40,000 annulments in the U.S. alone). After Vatican II’s new theology was taught abortions by Catholic women rose to 30% of all abortions committed (even though Catholics make up 10% of the population at the time). Shortly after Vatican II 40,000 priests left the Church, within 12 years the number of nuns entering convents declined by 99.7%, the number of seminarians declined by 98% (the Jesuits went from 3,800 in 1958 to 30 in 2013), 1/4 of Catholic families regularly attends Mass (the invalid Novus Ordo Mass) weekly today, 33% of Catholics in the world believes the Eucharist to be Truly the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Christ and not just a symbol today, and scandal within clergy loyal to the today’s Vatican has skyrocketed today. Sidenote: pedophilia and child assault by clergy of the Catholic Church is 3x times less than the American public school system alone, and is less than that of Protestant ministers involved in child assault. Catechism is no longer directly taught to the youth, and where it is it is extremely watered-down, over 80% of nuns are the age of 70 with no new youth coming in to replace them, most priests are of the same age. While Latin Mass parishes today still see women wearing mantillas in proper dress, men in suits, large Catholic families obviously not using contraceptives or abortion, and growing numbers, Novus Ordo parishes continue to see lowering laity numbers, fewer priests and seminarians, improper dress for worship and adoration of God, and irreverence in the church. So how can a man directly in charge, leading the start of, and orchestrating something that has caused so much destruction to the Church become a saint of the Catholic Church? On top of teaching false doctrines that are not of the Faith, who was not a legally elected pope, and Freemason become a Catholic saint if he is not Catholic? Not mention how can a man who is not a pope (Francis) canonize anyone to begin with.

devil crossKarol Wojtyla covered up a number of pedophilia cases, gave political sanctuary within the Vatican to certain offenders of children and seminarians, oppressed Catholics with traditional beliefs and faith in the Tridentine (Latin) Mass, openly travelled the world and participated in religious pagan ceremonies, sat in a throne with an inverted cross on it, disgraced Assisi with ecumenical sacrilege upon its altar, was a major speaker and force at the Second Vatican Council, and wrote a number of papal papers that were heretical to the Catholic Faith. The one thing that can truly be brought to his actions as positive was the way he helped influence the fall of Communism. He also had the shortest time after death till being “canonized” a saint, which the amount of time, investigation, and “miracles” were all high questionable, too quickly “validated,” and done against Canon Law. Once again, how can someone who does not believe in the valid doctrines and dogmas of the Catholic Church be a Catholic, and furthermore how can he be a pope? Thus, how can he be made a Catholic saint?

CORANWhat is seen very quickly from these “canonizations” has almost nothing to do with the two men’s actions, but rather what is seen is a political statement. By “canonizing” Karol and Angelo antipope Francis and Modernists have “canonized” the Second Vatican Council. These two men are known for their involvement with the council and the “spirit  of the council” in the following years. By declaring them saints Modernists are trying to make religious/political propaganda that endorses Vatican II. What we find is not a ceremony done in the name of the “holiness” of these two men, but a political move made to pacify the masses of those who believe Rome to still be Catholic. This is most compelling by the lack of substantial evidence towards miracles attributed to either men, and the number of corners cut to “canonize” John Paul II so quickly.

Cum spirito tuo

http://cara.georgetown.edu/caraservices/requestedchurchstats.html

http://www.catholiccompany.com/content/The-Tradition-behind-MantillasChapel-Veils.cfm

http://calefactory.org/

http://www.traditionalmass.org/

http://fisheaters.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/mhfm1

Phi Gamma Delta Initiation

AudieLast night my pledge brother Lucas David Myrna’17 and I were initiated into the Psi Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta (aka FIJI). I can’t really say much more than I am happy to finally be a member of one of the greatest FIJI chapters in the world! Can’t wait to see how the next 3 years play out as a Phi Gamm, and for the incoming pledges of FIJI Class of 2018 to come in this Fall. Looking forward to this great new section of my life!

Last “Normal Weekend” for the semester

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This probably the last “normal weekend” of the semester and I could not have started it better than attending Casino Night with my buddies Friday night. It was not real money but you could win real prizes such as a TV or iPad. Though I did not win, hanging out with my buddies was nice. Even better that Butler University’s dance team worked all the tables. I might have enjoyed that part more than the fake gambling; no I am sure that I enjoyed it more. After that I went straight to bed because of my all-nighter the previous night.

 

For my birthday on Saturday I got to do some yard work for the Glee Club director Dr.Bowen. After a couple hours of that I attended Taylor Neal’s (who was also celebrating his birthday) Senior Composition Recital. Words will always fall short to convey the beauty of any composed piece of art. Having said that, I wish you could have listened to the compositions he shared. That experience reassured my decision to be Music major and I am fortunate to have attended. I am eager to begin my Independent Study with Dr.Hulen Junior year where I will begin to apply the music theory to composition.

 

Lights, Sheep, Pigs and Cows

RobertIf I could, this blog would be done as if it were a silent movie. Since I can’t physically put myself into the blog, I’ll just have to tell you about Stage Lights, which closes tonight.

Stage Lights is a wonderful play that catches the spirit of the Little Tramp films. The Tramp is a rather innocent, happy go lucky type who always tries to help those that need help (even if doing nothing would help him in the long run), and while he is subjected to bouts of physical comedy the real strength is that the actor is able to pull off plenty of deep emotions without saying anything, which is a beautiful thing to see because most people take the physicality of acting for granted when really, physical action is what makes acting work. If it was just a whole bunch of people standing around doing nothing while saying their lines, unless it was labeled as Post-Modernism it’s not going to be very good (looking at you Shyamalan and The Last Airbender). And a lack of dialogue means that the actors and writers can be rather clever in what they want to do onstage, and a nice amount of physical comedy helps a lot.

So if you haven’t seen Stage Lights yet, go see it tonight before it closes. If you don’t live in Indiana and thus aren’t able to see it… well, you missed out on a great thing.

The Classics Club prepares the sacrifice (No stuffed Animals were harmed in the making of this photo)

The Classics Club prepares the sacrifice (No stuffed Animals were harmed in the making of this photo)

Speaking of things you missed out on, today was the day of the Classics Club’s Suovetaurilia… Have no idea what that is? Well, a Suovetaurilia was a Roman sacrifice to the gods where they would kill and then roast a pig, a sheep, and a bull. Since we can’t do the whole killing part, we just had the roast along with a bunch of other traditional Greek and Roman dishes that the Classics Club prepared. They even did a reading from The Iliad, a mock sacrifice involving rolled up meat and a stuffed tiger, and a Roman/Greek prayer asking Ios to bless the meal and give Wabash victory (specifically over DePauw, but we were doing pretty good in the baseball game when I left). The Greek and Roman gods probably don’t exist, but it is cool to see that old traditions and ideas are being honored, and it’s fun to spend some time eating meat and watching baseball. Sadly, unlike Stage Lights a Suovetaurilia can’t be a repeat performance unless you want to spend a lot of money on meat and other such items, and even if you did have money then you’d have to be careful to make sure that it stays fresh and doesn’t get stale (meat is good, but too much meat is not).


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