Chicago Archdiocese To Pay $1.75 Million To Woman Who Says Priest Sexually Abused Her At South Side Catholic School

Same priest, a Carmelite, had cost the Los Angeles archdiocese very much money.

Another case against Boley, in which a woman accused him of abusing her as a child while he taught at Los Angeles’ St. Raphael Parish in the 1980s, was one of hundreds of abuse claims settled by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 2007.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ $660 million payout to settle the Boley abuse claim and more than 500 others remains the largest-ever settlement in the Catholic Church’s decades-long sexual abuse scandal.

When asked whether the Archdiocese of Chicago was aware of abuse accusations against Boley upon his arrival at St. Clara-St. Cyril in 1987, [spokesman] Gonzales directed Block Club to the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary.

Yes or no. Question is whether A knew, A says ask someone else.

Vaccine Deaths Outnumber Covid Deaths in U.S. Households, Two New Polls Confirm

Polls of the U.S. public continue to show that up to twice as many Americans have lost a household member.

Polls of the U.S. public continue to show that up to twice as many Americans have lost a household member to a Covid vaccine injury as have lost one to Covid.

The pooled results of five surveys of the American public, now totalling over 2,500 people, show that while 4.4% of respondents reported that someone in their household had died from COVID-19, 8.9% said someone had died as a result of Covid vaccination.

Twice as many.

A rich lode here. Read on.

Two Views on Clerical Celibacy

Neither man Catholic or church-loving.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Die fröhliche Wissenschaft, 5.358 (tr. Walter Kaufmann):

He [Luther] gave back to the priest sexual intercourse with women; but three quarters of the reverence of which the common people, especially the women among the common people, are capable, rests on the faith that a person who is an exception at this point will be an exception in other respects as well.

Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh, chapter 26:

I have often thought that the Church of Rome does wisely in not allowing her priests to marry. Certainly it is a matter of common observation in England that the sons of clergymen are frequently unsatisfactory.

To one, a sort of ennobling thing. To the other, a practical matter. To both, worthwhile.

The great White House replacement

Joe Biden is an errand boy, a figurehead, and he has outlived his plausibility, says Roger Kimball in Spectator World, and Obama man David Axelrod signals it.

Axelrod’s breathtaking admission [on CNN] was part of the next step in resetting the political chess board.

It was another stage in the emergency effort at damage control that the shadowy cadre of people who actually run the United States have been undertaking ever since the full magnitude of Joe Biden’s incompetence became manifest.

Why did it take so long? Kimball asks.

Nietzsche as Educator

How a superman does it:

He suggested the students might like to read the description of the Shield of Achilles in the Iliad during the summer vacation: at the beginning of the following semester he asked one of them if he had in fact read it.

A student (his name has not been recorded) said he had, although this wasn’t true.

‘Good, then describe the shield of Achilles for us,’ said Nietzsche.

An embarrassed silence followed, which he allowed to continue for ten minutes — the time he thought a description of Achilles’ shield should have taken — pacing up and down and appearing to be listening attentively.

Then he said: ‘Very well, X has described Achilles’ shield for us, let us get on.’

And indeed they did.


From: R.J. Hollingdale, Nietzsche: The Man and His Philosophy (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1965), p. 59: # posted by Michael Gilleland

Cdl. Cupich bans Institute of Christ the King from saying public Masses, confessions in Chicago

Detailed account.

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ICKSP (Institute of Christ the King Soverign Priest) Clergy and faithful in adoration outside their Chicago church, July 31, 2022.

Keith Armato, a prominent Chicago Catholic layman involved with the Institute,

. . . had read the letter of Cardinal Cupich announcing the suspension of the ICKSP priests as of August 1 [and had] explained to LifeSite that the reason for this suspension is that the Institute could not, in their conscience, sign a document presented to them by Cupich.

In that document, which contains several points, the ICKSP priests were asked to sign that the Novus Ordo Mass is the only true expression of the Roman rite, thereby rejecting the traditional Roman rite.

Among other things, the priests were also asked to accept that they would have to ask the archbishop for permission to celebrate the traditional Latin Mass, and that this permission would be limited to two years and could be revoked at any given time.

Armato had told LifeSite that the Institute could not sign this document because it goes “against their charism.”

Hell, it could go against their status as people who can’t bring themselves to sign under pressure. And what kind of church or any other kind of leader would take seriously any such signature?

Unless he wanted them to go away, period.

You’d think he was a Roman emperor. Heavy, heavy hangs the hand.

Southern Maryland parish forbidden to offer traditional Latin Mass after investing in quarter million dollar renovation and decoration for the purpose

A way to show U.S. complainers who’s boss:

By means of draconian cruelty they have been officially forbidden to pray as they desire according to their Catholic patrimony in their own church. This compliments of the hierarchy that boasts of mercy, Synodality, compassion, seeking the margins, listening, accepting everyone, rejecting no one, diversity.


Say you don’t like a pope. Say you think he’s wrong on so many points, you’ve stopped counting. Say you think therefore he’s not a pope. Think again.

The learned, perspicacious, faithful to the core Fr. Hunwicke has “two very brief pointers” for you:

(1) Sedevacantism [papal chair currently empty] is the other side of the same coin as Ultrapapalism [papal chair is gloriously sat on] (Hyperbergoglioism?) expressed by a number of the undesirables who surround the Holy Father. In each case, there is the same erroneous major premise.

The Pope is a reliable teacher of the Faith;
Bergoglio is clearly not a reliable teacher of the Faith;
Therefore Bergoglio is not pope.

The Pope is a reliable teacher of the Faith;
Bergoglio is pope;
Therefore Bergoglio must be a reliable teacher of the Faith.


(2) Whichever of the many forms of sedevacantism you are tempted by, subject it to the Pope Honorius Test. He was condemned by an Ecumenical Council and anathematised [condemned] by a successor. But can anyone produce any evidence that the Council, or any subsequent popes who condemned him, or any reputable ecclesiastical writer, has ever argued that Honorius had ceased to be Pope at the moment when he acted heretically?

Both the Council, and the Pope who confirmed the condemnation it decreed, anathematised him well after his death. They did not say that he fell from office during his lifetime.

Whether or not you like Bergoglio, he is, beyond any shadow of doubt, the Pope. 

Ah yes. The current occupier of the chair.

Fr. H. is bringing up new readers of his Mutual Enrichment blog as to where he stands on a hot issue among critics of Pope (!) Francis.

No Warming in U.S. for at Least 17 Years According to Rarely Referenced Urban Heat-Free Database

Would you think this might give pause to climate panic-mongers?

No Warming in U.S. for at Least 17 Years According to Rarely Referenced Urban Heat-Free DatabaseThere has been no temperature warming for at least 17 years across the United States, according to results from a rarely referenced dataset that was designed to remove all urban heat distortions.

The dataset, compiled by the Natural Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the U.S., shows oscillating temperature changes, but very little evidence to indicate a warming trend.

In fact, the above graph clearly shows the United States to be cooler in May 2022 compared to May 2005.

Well I’ll be gosh-darned.

Obedience Requires Us to Resist Suppression of the Traditional Mass

Liturgy Guy on the case . . .

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The Traditional Roman Rite cannot be lawfully suppressed nor abrogated. As Pope Benedict wrote in 2007, “What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful.”

The Eternal Law, Revealed Divine Law, and the Natural Law require our obedience, and in that hierarchical order. Then comes Human Ecclesial Law (the pope and bishops).

When Rome or the local ordinary attempt to suppress the traditional worship of Catholics (an act which is unlawful and uncharitable), then the faithful and clergy are justified in resisting this spiritual abuse-an abuse which contradicts Sacred Tradition.

This is True Obedience to both God and Revealed Divine Law. Any attempt by the hierarchy of the Church to suppress the Traditional Mass is in direct contradiction (and disobedient) to the Eternal Law and liturgical providence. Resist it.

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