~ LATIN MASS: the subject of spiteful scorn from Sandalistas; “I can’t help but wonder if the elderly be-Birkenstocked Easter People are going to put up the same kind of fight to retain the fruits of their revolution” …. (telegraph, anglocath.blog)
~ A FEW WEEKS AGO, “I wrote about Britain’s running competition with Canada to become the country furthest gone in the Culture of Death Sweepstakes. I got a call last week from someone who told me about a mandate from the Quebec government to force all schools, including “Catholic” schools and homeschoolers, to start using a government-approved “religion” curriculum that teaches that no religions are true and that they are all just human ideas of equal worth… or something” …. (anglocath.blog)
Filed under: Anglican Crisis
~ PRAYERS, PLEASE for Dawn Eden, as she recovers …. (dawneden.blog)
~ IRAQI CHRISTIANS Demonstrate in Oslo, Plea for Help From West …. (Wz)
~ NEWS COULD COME after Lambeth on Traditional Anglican Communion …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ TWO SCOOPS of offense in Kellogg’s All Bran …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ THE CAMPAIGN against ‘Saint John Paul’ …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ QUEBEC COMMISSION calls for “open secularism”.. A Quebec commission studying the “reasonable accommodation” of religious and other minorities has recommended “open secularism” as a way to resolve tensions …. (canadianchristianity)
~ THE LOOMING QUESTION: “Your Bloviator has been following with interest the saga of the Traditional Anglican Communion, a breakaway group of beleaguered Anglicans who would dearly love to come over to Rome” …. (bovinabloviator.blog)
~ HER MAJESTY Elizabeth II – The Last Christian English Queen? …. (socon.ca)
Filed under: Anglican Crisis
Deadwood Little upstart churches throughout Canada are even now being stomped by dioceses, their lawyers and officials, for the crime of trying to be Anglican, without remaining tied to the moribund liberal carcass of what was once the faithful Anglican Church of Canada.
Word is getting out: church-chill is spreading across the land. There are only two types of Anglicans: survivors, and ecclesiastical ethnic cleansing victims.
You can follow the news over here, where Binky II has taken up the battle.
It’s not going to get ugly– it’s there already. Ontario bishops in particular are all trying to out-Ingham one another.
The Surrender-Monkey of Canterbury
~ MUST-READ MELANIE PHILLIPS: The Archbishop’s speech …. (melaniephillips)
Rowan Gets It, Kinda
It’s always fun to pick on bearded lefties like the present Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. He recently said that the adoption of certain aspects of Sharia law in the UK “seems unavoidable”. For this, he’s receiving flak from many in the media.
The simple fact is: he’s unintentionally right.
Filed under: Anglican Crisis
Dear Ever-Growing Army of Pre-Dead Minions™:
The doc and I figured out this was stomach flu masking a painful diverticulosis (lower bowel infection) problems. Some new meds, wifely care, and 4-5 days lying about being (more) whiny and imperious, and I’m feeling cautiously better than in the previous 6 weeks, praise be to our good Lord Jesus Christ, our strength in times of trial, our joy in times of blessing.
Fresh News.. the Magisterium willing and the crick don’t rise.. tomorrow or so. Lots of Advent/ Christmas goodness, videos, religious news, and way too much of it.
Remember: The WebElf Report is like your Christmas turkey and the table full of other good things to feast upon: browse, enjoy, but you really aren’t expected to digest the whole thing.
The Time Of Waffles Is Past
So the Anglican Church of Canada is the latest Anglican body to bend the knee to Gomorrah, and now fire rains down from heaven upon her. Primate Fred “Synod Rulez!” Hiltz, having signalled ‘Full Speed Ahead!’ to the radical dioceses and clergy (Ottawa, Montreal, Niagara, so far), will now roar and thunder about unity, obedience and Don’t-Have-Anything-To-Do-With-Conservatives Because They Aren’t Properly Authorized And Do Bad Things To Kittens. Ho-hum, Freddy. We called it, & We Told You So™, before the fact. Same manure, different day.
We are called to be cross-bearers and martyrs and saints. Conscience is a slippery beast, which is why it must live by humble love and feed on solid authoritative truth, and why we must remember and act on our first response, before self-preservation and group-power and soothing excuses act on us. We who are informed clergy are the worse, for having known something of the hellstorm breaking upon us, and not being willing to risk the gentlest breezes of martyrdom to speak to the sheep and to the misguided shepherds.
Some people have accused This Elf of doing web-news because I’m cranky and maladjusted (more than likely, but it’s God’s fault: he called me to this work)– but I also do it for the love of truth over lies in myself and the world and the church, and for the love of God’s dear and precious people, who even now are awakening to find themselves not at sherry party with cucumber sandwiches, but in no-man’s land with bullets whistling around their ears.
The Canadian Church and her leadership (by which any priest or deacon or bishop holds any authority) is now in open conflict with herself & her stated beliefs and principles, with classical catholic & Catholic Christianity, and with much of the Anglican world. Make no mistake: in one swell foop, CanAnglicans have outraced the fastest heretics and nutbars in the Anglican world. We’re the worst on record in all of Anglican history. We’re #1. We’re #1.
The war is on. The time of waffles is past.
Friday, November 23rd, A.D. 2007
Regular Religious News
THE PERSECUTED Church: Lest we forget …. (anglican-mainstream)
WE CALLED IT, WE TOLD YOU SO: “Harvey will lead a conference of conservative Anglicans tomorrow and Friday in Burlington, Ont. One of the participating groups, Anglican Essentials Canada, says on its website: “We anticipate the [southern] primates will offer faithful Canadian Anglicans a specific option for the provision of pastoral care – which we will discuss.” Big AltAnglican Conference meets. Second retired bishop signs on with Southern Cone. Canadian Anglican Church now in “full-blown schism.” Whitewash, counter-spin, marginalzation to ensue. Anybody seen Rowan? At least Benedict XVI appears to be awake …. (theglobeandmail)
LLAMA BUTCHERS— That’s Not My Church! THE FIRST DOMINO: “Orthodox Anglicans? This is why I keep reminding you that you no longer have the luxury of time. Binky is calling it a day” …. (llamabutchers, mcj.blog)
WILLIAM GAIRDNER: Culture As A T-Shirt– “The gist of the memo was that teachers-in-training must avoid teaching about any religious celebrations in the month of December, teaching only about cultural diversity, etc., etc., because the stated hope of the Institute was that teachers and administrators would “become more aware of the real issue: the pain suffered by students and parents with minority religious views.”” More of the same Canadian liberal mindwash here …. (williamgairdner)