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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Nonsense In North Carolina

If you check Drudge Report on a daily basis, as I do, then perhaps this headline on the left side of the page caught your attention:


The North Carolina rebel group known as the Association of Roman Catholic Women priests ordained Abigail Eltzroth at a nondenominational faith community called Jubilee!.

The woman "priest" said that "we expect that eventually everybody is going to follow us."  In today's circumstances, I'm inclined to agree.  Yes, many people will be following the lead of a group of crazed and confused--essentially Protestants, since they are protesting Christ's Church.  They will go, receive a cracker during a fake Mass, and feel great as they worship themselves and their liberal culture.

There's all sorts of trouble that's been brewing in North Carolina in recent years.  The one article that strikes me as the most descriptive was referred to me by a colleague.  This piece comes from The National Catholic Register The Fishwrap.

North Carolina 'Church in Exile' battles restorationists

Apparently, the Baby Boomers of western North Carolina are disgruntled that fresh batches of faithful, non-converged Catholic priests are being produced by the seminaries.  They would rather maintain their feel-good bastardization of the Mass and retire in peace.  

The awesome and worthy Father Christopher Riehl has stepped in to the St. John the Evangelist Church in Waynesville to take the reigns and steer the diocese back into the direction of actual Catholicism.  This has been occurring under the supervision of Bishop Peter Jugis, God bless him.

Naturally, the aging hipsters have followed the second law of Social Justice Warriors, and instead of turning from modernism and following their spiritual father, they are doubling down, as expected. The disgruntled parishioners have been seeking the removal of Fr. Riehl since at least 2015.

According to a 2015 ChurchMilitantTV interview with parishioner Mark Zaffrann, the entire effort to tarnish Fr. Riehl's name is originating from only five women, unsatisfied that everyone hasn't bought into the peace and love message from Vatican II.  It amazes me how such a small number--five--henpecking women can turn a local parish issue into a national story.  It really speaks to their monomania.  The CMTV article states the following:
"[T]hey gave him no opportunity to sit down as a group with these five individuals that essentially spearheaded this to actually address it directly with Fr. Riehl," noted Zaffrann. "It was sent directly to the bishop."
One rebellious parishioner cries in the Fishwrap article, "They look down on us. They want to go back to the 16th century."  Another parishioner moans, "We felt like the early Christians, gathering together out of fear."  I laugh aloud, because this is how Traditionalist Catholics have felt for decades.

At one point, the Fishwrap article states: "Others gave up entirely on their Catholicism and joined the Methodist and Episcopalian churches." And so, there you have it. Were these people even interested in being Catholic in the first place? Or were they more interested in feeling comfortable with their liberal community? Yet it makes sense that the parishioners of that community would prefer the Methodists and Episcopalians, as both welcome sodomy and female priests.

North Carolina used to have the smallest amount of Catholics.
Where'd the influx come from?

A hint about North Carolina's Catholic situation lies in this sentence: 
"North Carolina used to be the state with the lowest percentage of Catholics. Fueled by an influx of Northern newcomers, that has changed. The numbers of Catholics have risen..." 
 A-ha! So! The Catholics are not growing in North Carolina out of evangelization...but the Catholic numbers are rising because they are being imported. And from where? New England. I somehow doubt the orthodoxy of that Cardinal Dolan brand.  It makes sense that there would be this kind of a conflict of interest. 

Although, I could be wrong.  There may very well be some pockets of Yankee Traditional Catholicism up there.  

In any event, God bless Fr. Riehl and Bishop Jugis. They are doing the Lord's work, and they certainly have my support. I know they have the support of my colleague.  If the five or more angry people at St. John's are displeased with the services, I recommend they go elsewhere with the other rebels to continue their modernist rebellion against the Mass of the Ages. Perhaps they should join their friends who are in an actual open protest against all of it, the Protestants.


  1. The old South completely died in the very early 90's.
    Yankees moved down here in droves in the very early 90's.
    Couple that with white kids converting to ghetto rap culture,music,and Ebonics in the early 90's.(plus 20 yrs of secular-communist-feminist curriculum in public education starting in the early 70's)
    By 1994-1995,any remaining vestiges of the old South was 'Gone with the Wind' for a 2nd time.

  2. "Others gave up entirely on their Catholicism and joined the Methodist and Episcopalian churches."

    As I have sadly discovered, many Roman Catholics are more interested in the "Catholic" (universal) than the Roman (Tradition).

    1. I also wanted to add that as a resident of NC, many of the Catholics I have met are from northern states. One lady said that parishes up north are in disarray and disrepair because the money and the people just aren't there. I seek to be a defender of the Roman side of Roman Catholicism, which has become so unpopular up north, and push against the rad fad of universalism.

    2. Well, be careful with your terminology. The word Catholic, after all, means universal. In reality, these snobs are not being universal at all. What is universal about a Church that has Mass in Vietnamese at one hour, English another hour, and Spanish still another hour of the day? The groups cannot come together and be unified for a Mass that brings them all together--because they are worshiping themselves at these Masses.