Friday, October 16, AD 2015



During the Stalinist period in the old Soviet Union, whenever the regime encountered difficulties, problems would be blamed on “wreckers” conspiring against the State.  Show trials would then be held and millions of people would be sent to the gulags with most of them dying.  Fortunately the Church does not have gulags, because the powers that be at the Vatican seem to have the same mentality for blaming imaginary threats when their schemes do not go smoothly:


Conservatives within the Catholic Church are trying to lay “poisoned bait” for Pope Francis, it has been claimed just days after the pontiff faced a rebellion from Vatican cardinals opposed to his more liberal stance.

With the Pontiff mid-way through a Vatican summit on the family that has been dogged by scandal and rumours of plotting, Italian newspapers on Wednesday reported numerous accounts of plots to destabilise Pope Francis.

Nello Scavo, a journalist at Avvenire, an Italian daily linked to the Catholic Church, told La Repubblica there was a concerted move to “weaken the character and the strength of Pope Francis”.

“There is an ideological battle, it is true,” said Mr Scavo, the author of a new book entitled The Enemies of Francis. “In recent years there have also been some inside the curia who have tried to lay poisoned bait for Francis.”

He cited the example of Krzysztof Charamsa, a senior Vatican official and Polish priest, who came out publicly as gay just a day before the Vatican summit began, criticising what he called “institutionalised homophobia in the church”.

Monsignor Charamsa also claimed that a majority of priests were gay, before being sacked just hours later by the Vatican.

Leonardo Boff, a theologian who has close ties with the pope, told Oggi magazine it was “a trap set by those on the right of the church who oppose the pope”.

“Because he [Charamsa] didn’t do it in a simple way,” he added. “But in a provocative way in order to create problems for the Synod and for Francis”.

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9 Responses to Wreckers

  • On the side of Stalinism Lite box it reads; “Hang expunged elements out to dry.”

    The gaystapo is buzzing feverishly because their nest is being disturbed. So be it.
    Love the sinner they have down pat!
    Hate the sin is difficult to swallow for unrepentant ears.

    As far as Mr Hand’s comment goes…pass the holy smoke.

  • “What are you people? On dope?”
    Sadly, they do not have the excuse of addiction to drugs. At least then one could say that they have a disease – the disease of drug addiction.

  • This just shows a truth about the left. It is not constrained in any way. The left keeps at it until it’s enemies are defeated. Unfortunately, that day never comes because the ravenous desires of the left can never be satisfied. The key to defeating it is to see it clearly for who and what it is. That means not being confused or misled when every now and then someone on the left makes a statement to the effect he is a true son of the church.

  • The underlying report is hardly journalism. LaRepublica, PFs daily read, is an agenda driven socialist rag. The “theologian” Boff was instrumental with the ‘Catholicism at the service of mother earth’ theme in the encyclical. I don’t like the appellation of conservative catholic….perhaps conservative and catholic. We are either practioners, and therefore followers, of the one true Faith, or we wish to “reform” it. And , like F7, it does appear that the use of such tactics, identifying and demonizing those evil conservatives, is quite revealing…and recognizable in our daily politics.

    PF has surrounded himself with people who magnify an agenda in substance and presentation. I sense we are going to see another moment of vatican petulance at the conclusion of this mess.

  • Good to see the master manipulator getting a little comeuppance. Interestingly, the narrative on Pope Francis and Hillary have a similar parallel symmetry as corruption in high places makes for good copy. These things never end well. Let’s hope it’s also soon.

  • Good call, Michael Dowd– yes, much like Hillary complaining of being a victim of
    a “vast, right-wing conspiracy”, this Pope’s apologists would have us believe that
    he’s the victim of some Hydra-like omnipotent right-wing cabal so powerful and
    so wily it has sleeper cells of gay Monsignors it can deploy to embarrass the Pope.
    When one gets past how pathetic it all is, it’s really rather funny.

  • Clinton,
    As I recall, Hydra was National Socialist in the Captain America comic books, and the liberal progressives are Democratc Socialists, whether openly like Bernie Sanders or covertly like Hillary Clinton. There is no substantive difference between National Socialist and Democratic Socialist. Both are left-wing. It is the right (which is extreme because it extremely opposes the forced collectivism of the left, whether Hydra-Nazi or Fem-Nazi) that is indeed right (i.e., correct).

  • Paul, it is true that the nazis were leftists– it’s been one of the great propaganda
    coups of the left to somehow make it ‘common knowledge’ that the national
    socialists (that is, the nazis) weren’t, you know, socialists. Of course they were.
    As for the vast, right-wing conspiracies that are the boogeymen Hillary and Nello
    Scavo, well, they’re both as imaginary as Hydra. At least Captain America is entertaining.
    This synod isn’t, not even when it’s farce.

  • The Nazis were on the “right” of the guy who called them left– the International Socialists. Stalin himself, IIRC.

    Like how -400 is “warmer” than absolute zero.

I Blame the Catholics!

Thursday, December 8, AD 2011

I have long contended that I stay in the law for one reason only, the amusement factor.  Case in point:

A fed-up bankruptcy judge Wednesday ordered a Hastings attorney and her
client to show cause why each shouldn’t be fined up to $10,000 for calling the
jurist a “Catholic Knight Witch Hunter” – as well as other names – in a court

In a pair of sternly worded orders, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Nancy Dreher said a
legal memorandum filed last month by attorney Rebekah Nett was filled with
“unsupported and outrageous allegations of bigotry, deceit, conspiracy and
scandalous statements.”

Among other things, the attorney’s memo called Dreher, another judge and a
couple of trustees “dirty Catholics” and said the courts were “composed of a
bunch of ignoramus, bigoted Catholic beasts that carry the sword of the church.”

Nett had signed the document, but it was written by Naomi Isaacson, a
Minneapolis woman who is president of Yehud-Monosson USA Inc., which owned gas
stations and convenience stores. It is a subsidiary of a religious group known
as the Dr. R.C. Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology Inc., or SIST,
in Shawano, Wis., and is embroiled in a bankruptcy dispute in Dreher’s court.

Dreher set a hearing for Jan. 4 and told Nett and Isaacson they’d have to
come up with good reasons why they shouldn’t be fined.

She also said she plans to order them to write public apologies to those
slurred in the November filing and will order Nett “to attend, at her own
expense, no less than 30 hours of ethics training within the next 12 months.”

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8 Responses to I Blame the Catholics!

  • SIST is well known in Northeastern Wisconsin. There have been numerous shootings and other nefarious goings on for a long time associate with SIST. Out of the same area sprang the Posse Comitatus a white supremacist group of the 60’s to early 80’s (it still exsits today but in a much reduced form). There is no direct association, that I know of, between the groups but both are/were very secretive and located in the same area. It makes for interesting reading. Another fringe group that has an association with the Posse Comitatus is The House of Yahweh.

  • Cool. They never let me carry the sword of the Church.

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  • The Gillette-Torvik blog has a discssuion about whether the lawyer and client can avoid being sanctioned. The post also notes that since the initial filing that got them in hot water, further anti-Catholic filings were made in the case. http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/2011/12/cost-of-slur-apparently-1000.html

  • Thanks for the tip Mike. That is a good write up. By the way gang, the jig is up. They are on to us based upon the latest filing in the case:

    “I want the Court to know, President Obama to know, Attorney General Eric Holder to know, United Nations to know, foreign media to know, and the world to know that Chapter 7 Trustee Nauni Manty keeps bolding lying because the judges and Court are controlled by her own race and Catholic religion. In the United States, under the Constitution, church and state are supposed to be separate. But, now like the Dark Ages, the Catholic Church obviously is in control of the Bankruptcy Court and the media.”
    The next time I have a ruling go against me in Bankruptcy Court, I will have to tell the Judge that Catholics control the Bankrupcty Court and therefore unless a Catholic lawyer was on the other side he really should reconsider his ruling. Or perhaps not.

  • Sometimes the jokes just write themselves, don’t they?

    Actually, it’s very sad. Bad enough to suffer from paranoia, but to have it part of the public record, reprinted and recorded in media outlets …. St. Christina, pray for them.

  • Best way to take care of a SIST:
    Lance it, drain it, remove it’s membrane.

    All done.

  • “But, now like the Dark Ages, the Catholic Church obviously is in control of the Bankruptcy Court and the media.”

    Sounds like somebody’s been watching too much Seventh-Day Adventist TV (except for the Bankruptcy Court part maybe, but there’s always next year).