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Repost because of the Supreme Court

Monday, 2 December 2013

It all started with a marriage once before......

Thomas Cromwell made all this possible:
A list of the acts of Parliament leading up to the Age of Martyrs in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland can show us how "legal" rulings incrementally persecuted the Church.

Many readers make comments which indicate that they are not preparing for persecution. Daily decisions bring us to the end decision. Such a decision as to stand for Our Beloved Lord, Jesus Christ, does not happen automatically.

We are prepared for such. Those Catholics who support ssm and abortion are no different than those who sided with Henry, Elizabeth, and others against their former brothers and sisters in Christ.

Those Catholics who changed sides, left the Pope of Rome for the religious governance of Henry and Elizabeth, did so for many reasons. The two greatest were status (titles) and money (bribes even from the throne).

The so-called enemy of the realm held on to the Truth of Scripture and Tradition. Those who left the Church, the majority, took their own immortal souls into their own hands.

Thanks to Wiki for the short list. I have left on the links for your perusal.

Statute in Restraint of Appeals of 1533, forbidding all appeals to the Pope.

Act of Supremacy, passed by Parliament in 1534

Act for the Dissolution of the Lesser Monasteries and Dissolution of Lesser Monasteries Act, 1535
which suppressed all the houses which did not agree to the marriage of Henry and Anne Boleyn.

  1. An act for the Dissolution of the lesser Monasteries at
  2. Act for the Dissolution of the Lesser Monasteries, full text at

Act of Supremacy 1558, making Elizabeth head of the church.

Act of Uniformity of 1559 which made it a crime not to attend Anglican services.

January 10, 1581, "recalling Her Majesty's subjects which under pretense of studies do live beyond the seas both contrary to the laws of God and of the realm, and against such as do receive or retain Jesuits and massing priests, sowers of sedition and of other treasonable attempts." 

By this proclamation the relatives of seminarists had to recall them, or lose all civil rights. It was illegal to send them any supplies. Jesuits and priests must be surrendered; anyone knowingly harboring them was guilty of sedition and treason.

From then on, it was illegal for a Catholic priest or seminarian to be in England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland. It was illegal for the family of these men to help them.

All these persecuting laws were legal in the land, according to Parliament or royal decree.

If readers cannot see the parallels coming, I cannot help them more than to point out the historical precedence. Some readers believe this will never happen. It has already started happening.

A couple had to close their bakery business and pay fines...

A young photographer had to pay fines....

A bed and breakfast couple had to pay fines and sell their house/business...

Teachers, who are faithful, are leaving the profession so as not to teach serious error...

An Anglican priest is being taken to court in the Hague for refusing to witness a ssm....

A new curriculum will make students learn ssm is, in England....

It was a false marriage which brought down the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church in England, and it looks as if false, same-sex so-called marriages will do the same. But, this time, England will not be the only country to persecute the real Church.

No Outcry!

Confusion on Vocations

This is short rant. I have written before on the different vocations a young, or not so young, man may face.

After reading some comments on Fr. Z. last week, it was clear to me that there is still some confusion as to how a man can approach a bishop on becoming a diocesan priest.

First of all, some Catholics do not understand that a call to the FSSPs or the Institute of Christ the King is a call to a religious order, not to the diocesan, or, as it is sometimes called, secular priesthood.

Second, most dioceses only accept men who either have been born in that diocese or have lived and worked in that diocese for years. Switching dioceses is rare. My cousin who is a priest did so, as an older vocation, being forced to leave a liberal seminary, but finding recourse in the neighboring diocese. He is a happy and an excellent priest. But, the second diocese did not have to accept him.

The rule usually is if a person leaves or is kicked out of one diocese, that man is not accepted in another.

To think that a man can "shop" around for a diocese like going to a college is absolutely wrong. Going into the seminary is not at all like getting into a college or university. It is much more challenging and difficult.

An excellent article

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Muktarmen vs. Valiant Women

thanks to wikimedia for Abram and Sarai
I dedicate this post to a Valiant Woman I know who is the mother of many children and the helpmate of her husband.

I was in a very large metropolitan area, attending a TLM and then going to the coffee afterwards. I had an experience only endured one other time in another land far away.

After one of these odd experiences, I spoke with a TLM priest, a rather famous one in some parts, about my encounter with men of certain kind. He said he had noticed this type of perversion of the marriage relationship in other communities as well.

These men were out of a different planet. I call them the "muktarmen" "Muktarmen" are men who treat their wives like children. They are men who do not understand the sacrament of marriage and who do not understand the place of the wife as "helpmate", equal in person-hood with a different role in the marriage.

I was talking with several people around a coffee table in a large parish with hundreds of people at the TLM. As usual, I began speaking with the couples sitting around with their young children.

Two men made it very clear that I should not have been talking to the men, but only the women. I was mildly bemused, but then watched how they treated their wives. They treated their wives, even in public, as children.

This type of misunderstanding among trad men involves a mindset that women are not equal to men. They micromanage the home, not giving the wife the rule of the house, as is her role, in shopping, cooking, cleaning, decorating, and even doing the chequebook.

Some of them do not let their wives join any groups except those attach to the Church. and worse, as one wife of one of the muktarmen told me, the daughters do not have to go to college or learn any skills for the outside world because muktarman wants them all to get married.


I was so upset after encountering these couples that I spoke to a TLM priest about this phenomenon of the muktarmen. He admitted he had met this before and was thinking of addressing this somehow, but that it was a tricky subject in his parish.

How did this false subjection of wives to their husbands happen? How is it that muktarmen never learned what a wife really is-the person who will help them get to heaven and who frequently is given great wisdom for the family. She is the one who raises their children to be saints mostly.

Older women are there to impart wisdom to the younger and share experience with all. Catholic men have lost respect for older women, older wives, as well.

No children in those families will ever learn to respect their mothers. In fact, the boys will grow up not respecting women but expecting them to be children.

Too many men look for "child-wives", women who will not challenge them, who will not be a real helpmate.

Muktarmen were dads of some girls I taught years ago. They pushed down any desire in their daughters for college or learning a skill.  This is shocking, and in my opinion, child abuse.

Muktarmen do not see their wives either as spiritual helpers or even spiritually superior when these wives are saints.

Muktarmen are control freaks. I have a rule of thumb about muktarmen. If they are in the kitchen everyday following the wife around and not letting her get on in her domain, not just on the weekends when normal men may pitch and and help mom with by giving her a break, they are muktarmen.

I learned in my clan growing up that the woman was queen of the house. Dads were the kings who expected the queen to keep everything in order and trusted the queen to get on with making a happy home to which he could come home from fighting the knightly battles in the world.

My mother's generation had much responsibility.

Marriage is about interdependence.

Marriage is about mutual trust and respect.

A man has children with his wife and entrusts their spiritual life to both himself and her.

Mothers are most important in the formation of children, and, therefore, are given huge responsibilities.

A husband lead, loves, provides and a wife helps, manages and loves.

What happened? From where does this demeaning of women come?

Zelie Martin had her own business even after she was married.

St. Etheldreda was the authority over the prior in a double monastery, as were several other female saints.

Women in the Catholic Church should be encouraged to be strong in their spheres--and not helpless, not dependent for everything from a man.

If a woman is in a position is a marriage where she must ask for spending money or is getting an allowance, something is wrong, very wrong.

God called women in the Bible to do great, heroic deeds. Are they allowed to do so, to be leaders, to be among wise men?

I quote the Scriptures and notice all the things this fair wife does:

Proverbs 31:10-31Douay-Rheims 

10 Who shall find a valiant woman? far and from the uttermost coasts is the price of her.
11 The heart of her husband trusteth in her, and he shall have no need of spoils.
12 She will render him good, and not evil, all the days of her life.
13 She hath sought wool and flax, and hath wrought by the counsel of her hands.
14 She is like the merchant's ship, she bringeth her bread from afar.
15 And she hath risen in the night, and given a prey to her household, and victuals to her maidens.
16 She hath considered a field, and bought it: with the fruit of her hands she hath planted a vineyard.
17 She hath girded her loins with strength, and hath strengthened her arm.
18 She hath tasted and seen that her traffic is good: her lamp shall not be put out in the night.
19 She hath put out her hand to strong things, and her fingers have taken hold of the spindle.
20 She hath opened her hand to the needy, and stretched out her hands to the poor.
21 She shall not fear for her house in the cold of snow: for all her domestics are clothed with double garments.
22 She hath made for herself clothing of tapestry: fine linen, and purple is her covering.
23 Her husband is honourable in the gates, when he sitteth among the senators of the land.
24 She made fine linen, and sold it, and delivered a girdle to the Chanaanite.

25 Strength and beauty are her clothing, and she shall laugh in the latter day.
26 She hath opened her mouth to wisdom, and the law of clemency is on her tongue.
27 She hath looked well to the paths of her house, and hath not eaten her bread idle.
28 Her children rose up, and called her blessed: her husband, and he praised her.
29 Many daughters have gathered together riches: thou hast surpassed them all.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: the woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands: and let her works praise her in the gates.

Packing in Articles

I am putting many things on the blog as I am traveling for several days and then having a short retreat.

Please take time to read these posts. I consider most of these very important.

Have a holy feast day today.

Feast of the Most Holy Rosary of Our Lady, or Our Lady of the Victory of Lepanto.

And a great site for the history of the rosary may be found here....

Persecution Review

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Last Stages of Persecution

Thanks to wiki for chart

For those who have been following my blog, remember all the many, many posts on persecution and the stages.

I have re-posted these many times and here are some of the links again. If you do not see that Catholics are approaching a time of serious persecution, especially in the States, it is because you do not want to see the trend.

10 Jul 2013
A sign of the stages of persecution. Posted by Supertradmum. Last year I said we were at the end of the fourth out of five steps of persecution. Here is another indication, just in case some readers do not believe this.
06 Apr 2013
... persecution. Posted by Supertradmum. Last year I said we were at the end of the fourth out of five steps of persecution. Here is another indication, just in case some readers do not believe this.
25 Jun 2013
A sign of the stages of persecution. Posted by Supertradmum. Last year I said we were at the end of the fourth out of five steps of persecution. Here is another indication, just in case some readers do not believe this.
01 Feb 2013
As I am the one who has to rewrite my own ideas, I am trying to be patient with myself. Stages one, two and three in the United States and Europe are long gone. The beginnings of stage one are in the educational systems of ...

01 Feb 2013
I have written this post before...and it was accidentally deleted with many others. Stages four and five of persecution are clear. We are in stage four in the States and entering into it is Great Britain. Stage Four is criminalization.
20 Sep 2013
There have been since World War II, psychologists and sociologists who have defined stages of persecution for religions. The first is stigmatizing the targeted group. This has already happened in the United States under the ...
01 Feb 2013
Stage Two is the vilification of Catholics. Again, this happened years ago in America, with the Ku klux Klan and Masons printing anti-Catholic material, as well as other Protestant groups, such as the old "Chick" cartoon ...
22 Feb 2013
The last stage of persecution witnesses laws directly aimed at the target group, making their activities unlawful and forcing them into poverty and fines if they do not cooperate. This happened here 500 years ago and the ...

23 Jul 2013
Many younger Catholics understand we are headed for real persecution. Those who do not can read my previous posts on the stages of such persecution. We are in the beginning of the last stage. But, many Catholics think ...

05 Dec 2012
Since last January, I have highlighted the five stages of persecution now and then. You can use the search tab or click on the " persecution" tag at the bottom of this and other posts. The tags bring up many articles. Yesterday ...
06 Feb 2013
The perfection series which I started a year ago was an effort to share what I know about the stages and to help you to see how we must be in the illuminative stage at least to face persecution without crumpling. Of course, God ...