Thursday, February 23, 2012

Saint Mary MacKillop Shares Hope with Sex Abuse Victims

Sister Mary MacKillop is Australia's first canonized saint.  Mother Mary MacKillop, co-founder of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart, an order dedicated to the religious instruction of children and care for the poor, is best known for her  extraordinary efforts helping the poor and founding a religious order under tough circumstances, but her experience dealing with sexual abuse is propelling followers to anoint her as the patron saint of sexual abuse victims.   

An documentary which was aired on  Australia's ABC television revealed that a major reason MacKillop was banished in 1871 by Bishop Laurence Sheil of Brisbane -- she was 29 at the time -- was because she denounced the abuse of children by priests.

Sister Mary MacKillop exposed a Catholic priest of sex abuse in a parish in Australia in 1870.  After she revealed that children were being abused by Father Patrick Keating in a nearby parish, she was excommunicated from the church. 

"The story of the excommunication amounts to this: that some priests had been uncovered for being involved in the sexual abuse of children," Father Paul Gardiner, the official advocate for MacKillop's canonization, says in the documentary.
Gardiner went on to say that when she began to complain loud enough one of the priest being accused of sexual abuse was disciplined.  One of the accused fellow priests became so angry that he swore vengeance upon Mary MacKillop.   The priest, Father Charles Horan, used his influence with Bishop Sheil to have MacKillop excommunicated. 

Humiliated by the accusation, Father Keating took revenge on Sister MacKillop as she was officially excommunicated, banished from the church and denied sacrament, by Bishop Sheil, a friend of Father Keating.  Bishop Sheil would later express regret as we dying and eventually rescinded his order of excommunication.  

Sister MacKillop’s revelation came at a time in the church’s history when church leaders did not want to hear the truth and face the problem of abuse in the church.  As a result, it was easier to punish Sister MacKillop, with contempt and strong opposition that eventually resulted in her excommunication.  Many sisters of this order had become homeless due to this injustice. 

With Sister MacKillop’s recent canonization, victims of sex abuse, their friends and families now can pray to her for reconciliation and healing.  Sister MacKillop has clearly shown an understanding of the pain and suffering they endured.  

The church’s decision to canonize Sister MacKillop shows a great deal of hope and healing for the church and victims of sexual abuse.  The decision also shows the necessity of addressing and preventing the crimes of abuse head on, and the wisdom showed by the church in it’s ability to recognize and atone for its mistakes.   Since the abuse happened in the church it makes her life story connect with victims and helps represent the modern day struggle that leaders are engaged in overcoming and extricating abuse out of the church.

Sister MacKillop inspires us with a life that was heroic, full and holy.  Her story illustrates a remarkable life: she established an Australian religious order, taught children, worked with the poor and lived a holy life.  She stood up for victims of abuse, when the price to pay was so dear, membership to the church that she loved.

There are some in the Church that are not willing to identify her as a patron Saint of Sexual Abuse Victims because they feel that by portraying MacKillop as the protector of abuse victims it would somehow  "reduce the extraordinary richness of her work to a very marginal episode in her life," Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told Religion News Service. 

"The merits of Mother Mary MacKillop, her commitment to children, to the poor, to indigenous peoples, to the dignity of all human persons, were much more extensive than the fact that she denounced an abuser," Lombardi said.
A statement from MacKillop's order, the Sisters of St. Joseph, confirmed that the documentary's reports are "consistent with" the facts of her life.

Saint Mary MacKillop, Pray for us. 

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Nicki Minaj Channels "Roman" at the Grammy's

Nicki Minaj has publicly declared that she has a "boy" inside of her by the name of Roman.  She says that Roman was conceived out of rage and that she has asked him to go but he will not because he has been conjured by others.

 On her interview on Dime Wars she talks about how she cannot control "Roman" and it kind of scares her.

When interviewed after the Gramme's by Ryan Seacrest of "Rap-Up" this is what she had to say:

“I had this vision for him to be sort of exorcised—or actually he never gets exorcised—but people around him tell him he’s not good enough because he’s not normal, he’s not blending in with the average Joe. And so his mother is scared and the people around him are afraid because they’ve never seen anything like him. He wanted to show that not only is he amazing and he’s sure of himself and confident, but he’s never gonna change, he’s never gonna be exorcised. Even when they throw the holy water on him, he still rises above.”

Really? Are we still going to call this thing an alter ego when she is obviously talking about Roman as a demon.  After all, you don't exorcise an alter ego.  Yes, you might take medication if you have a personality disorder but an exorcism ritual and Holy Water are for the dispelling of demons.  If she wants people to respect genius then create something of genius stop delivering psychotic crap and words that demean women as bitches and hoe's, be a genius.  Still not convinced that something is not right with this gal?

Clearly she goes out of her way to perform the most heretical and sacrilegious performance possible. How do I know? Well, I understand the religious symbolism being used in her performance. 

Here she screeches at the priest from the corner of the ceiling in which she has crawled to.

This is probably true, somewhere inside of this woman her true self is imprisoned.

Throughout the performance she makes evil grimaces and shrill noises which now adays passes as music.

It causes my mother heart great sorrow to see young boys being used in these grotesque displays of pornography

This is what truly was being mocked

You should check this out cause what you will see is just incredulous.
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I am not sure which is more sacrilegious.  Is it the mockery of a confessional and the obvious power of the demon named Roman to run the show or is it the pornographic dancing using altar boys as a stripping pole simulating sex acts on these young pubescent boys.

 At one point the altar boys are kneeling on an traditional Catholic Communion kneeler.  They are wearing white Lacey alb's, a symbol of purity, kneeling with their hands in a prayerful posture.  The next thing we see is a half naked woman in leather straddling the kneeler, wrapping her legs around the boy so her crotch is around the boys praying hands.  All the while, Nicki is sing "worship the queen" and "stop it mother, I hate you".

This is the glorification of the Isis entity, Jezebel spirit, the whore of Babylon the feminine demon that is the receptive to Baal. Our Lady of Guadalupe is revealing this is the scorpion entity that is attacking the 2nd person of the trinity thereby distorting what love is, wounding men and women through perversion of sexuality and by magnifying carnal desires especially lust.

When the "priest" figure comes out wearing vestments for which any Catholic would recognize as dressed for a mass (followed by young altar boys) you can see the color of his vestments are predominantly gold and white.  I read this description given by Fr. William Saunders;

She set the stage by arriving at the grammy's with a mockery of a bishop or pope (the Bishop's mitre) which of course is necessary for an authentic exorcism, you must have the approval of a Bishop.  Even the devil knows that! You gotta love her Illuminati one eyed picture of a female goddess's on a blood red dress.  Lady Gaga wore the same red cover her first year out.  Are they the blood sacrifice?
"White or gold, a color symbolizing rejoicing and purity of soul, is worn during the liturgical seasons of Christmas and Easter. White vestments are also used for feasts of our Lord (except those pertaining to His passion), the Blessed Virgin Mary, the angels, and the saints who were not martyrs. White vestments are also worn on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, and the Feasts of All Saints, St. John the Baptist, St. John the Evangelist, the Chair of St. Peter, and the Conversion of St. Paul. White may also be used for Masses of Christian Burial and Masses for the Dead to signify the resurrection of our Lord, when He triumphed over sin and death, sorrow and darkness."

So it seems whomever picked out the costumes for this "show" made sure that the song "Come All Ye Faithful" matched the liturgical dress.  Why? Is it for the mockery of the Resurrection?  I do find it odd that Nicki is seen next laying as if on an altar, yet she is not laying down but is levitating. 

Who else thinks this performance was at best irresponsible and at worst possible possession being played out in front of us on screen? Mr. Donohue of the Catholic League.  He is quoted as saying;
“None of this was by accident, and all of it was approved by the Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammys. Whether Minaj is possessed is surely an open question, but what is not in doubt is the irresponsibility of the Recording Academy. Never would they allow an artist to insult Judaism or Islam.”

Why, if this is all just a show does she go to such lengths to make it so much more than just a "show".  She surely believes that Roman is real so why don't you? In fact, Nicki Minaj called this performance Roman's Coming out party.  Don't just take my word for it, take her word for it.

Some other artists that display erratic behavior that seem to elude to being either under the influence of drugs, psychologically disturbed or possibly possessed by a demon include Lady Gaga and Eminem to name a few.

In fact, Eminem has just collaborated on her latest album. He of course has demons of his own.