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Comments (156)

  • gabriel syme Reply

    I enjoyed this piece on Fr Z’s site. It uses a story about wagon trains settling the US, as an analogy for the, ahem, ‘progression’ of the Conciliar Church.

    https://wdtprs.com/2021/12/todays-day-thought-experiment-the-oregon-trail/?unapproved=630251&moderation-hash=ee8d4b962e822903e1d36bbaf393334b#comment-630251

    A brief example:

    The leadership votes and decides that, from this point on, the wagon train is only going to use non-wheeled means of transportation.

    One guy, let’s call him Marcel the Craftsman, thinks this is silly. He decides that he’s going to keep the wheels on his wagon. The leadership and many of the other folks expel him from the wagon train, so he and a few followers go off on their own, but keep heading in the same direction, smaller, but determined.

    The wagon train takes off all the wheels and starts slogging west. The tough going gets even tougher – but the leadership focuses on the good things: they haven’t had to stop in days to repair a broken wheel! It’s amazing! It’s like a new springtime has broken out!

    It is very funny!

    December 2, 2021 at 9:12 am
    • Lily Reply

      Gabriel Syme,

      LOL! That’s a fantastic analogy! Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre would enjoy that piece!

      December 2, 2021 at 9:38 am
  • gabriel syme Reply

    I note the Scottish Catholic Bishops have been roused from their usual ineffectual stasis.

    The cause is the SNP/Green Government’s “school sex survey” which – in line with the norm from these sinister parties – seeks to sexualise children and attack their innocence.

    Sadly, however, the Bishops & SCES seem only to be calling for changes to “terminology” rather than a complete withdrawal. They should asset themselves for once and state they will not be co-operating with it in any way. But they just have to be so “nice” all the time.

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19771165.catholic-bishops-call-scots-ministers-withdraw-pupils-sex-census/

    If any good will come of this, it will be to damage the SNP/Greens in the public perception.
    (Though, in my experience, their supporters tend to be hard of thinking and would vote for them regardless!).

    December 8, 2021 at 10:50 pm
    • Michaela Reply

      Gabriel Syme,

      I agree that the bishops’ response is extremely weak. I can’t believe they’ve actually spoken about the need for “parents’ consent” as if it would be morally acceptable for parents to subject their kids to this sort of material which is really porn.
      I’m shocked but since the Scottish bishops are very pro-SNP, I can’t say I’m surprised. I agree with the comment that it’s the Named Person Scheme by the back door. This shows what the NPS was all about, really – sexualising the young.

      December 8, 2021 at 11:07 pm

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