PopeWatch: The Absent Church

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Good commentary by Father Z:

 

I spent a lot of my youth in squad cars, police stations and jails.

Before, you libs nod and sputter, “That explains a lot.  That’s why you HATE VATICAN II!”

My folks were cops.

I grew up surrounded by cops, who were a major component of all activities and events, with their families, too.  Great people.  This was wholesome America in tough times and places.  It was a gift and honor.

My default position is that cops are family.

I have LEO friends all over.  There’s something about old cops, old soldiers and old priests… we get each other… we get along.

I’m watching the situation in Philadelphia.  Cops serving a warrant take fire and the perp is still penned up as I write.

I got on the phone to my mother tonight.  In her day, she and her partner served a lot of warrants.  The world has changed. Now, full SWAT teams go. I  texted tonight with a couple of cops still on the job, one of whom ran SWAT in a major city.  He once had a warrant situation that went sideways with serious injuries and a truly horrific ending.  I wound up going to the hospital to visit the officers.

Friends, our society is changing.   Support Law Enforcement.  One of the most evil things I’ve seen in the last few years is the rise of hostility toward cops.

The same attitude has infected the Church.  Anti-nomian libs and bad guys set against Tradition are infesting our Church.  Parallel theological shootouts are going to happen.

Apparently, in Philly the perp is live streaming on Facebook, or some such.  As I write.

DAMN.  How does that work??!?!

These cops had to deal with being shot at through the walls and floors.

Digression.   Did you know that overturned wooden tables don’t protect you from gun fire? You might be less visible, but even small caliber rounds go through walls, floors, cars. You know what? Sometimes anti-gun morons will say something like, “Why didn’t the cops shoot the gun out of his hand?” The sheer IGNORANCE is….

A change to laws. background checks, wouldn’t have stopped this.

I’ll stop.

I don’t know.  As a priest, I yearn for calm and mercy even toward this guy.  Who knows what life circumstances have driven these poor souls to this point.  Who knows how high this guy is.  Who knows.  I can’t imagine how horrible their youth was compared to mine.  It’s hard to understand it.  But these people in general have had no moral examples, no upbringing except by the jungle, and no hope.

But, can I please say it and not be entirely misrepresented?

I’m a simple guy.

It’s getting to the point where some of these perps want to go out in a blaze.  This guy is LIVE STREAMING.  This is the apex of his life?  (Now short.)

If they are taken, however, taken alive… I think they should be… here it comes… made example of.

Charlies Daniels made a compelling argument.

Charlie Daniels Band – Simple Man

I ain’t nothin’ but a simple man
They call me a redneck I reckon that I am
But there’s things going on
That make me mad down to the core.

I have to work like a dog to make ends meet
There’s crooked politicians and crime in the street
And I’m madder’n hell and I ain’t gonna take it no more.

We tell our kids to just say no
Then some panty waist judge lets a drug dealer go
Slaps him on the wrist and then he turns him back out on the town.

Now if I had my way with people sellin’ dope
I’d take a big tall tree and a short piece of rope
I’d hang ’em up high and let ’em swing ’til the sun goes down

Well, you know what’s wrong with the world today
People done gone and put their Bible’s away
They’re living by the law of the jungle not the law of the land
The good book says it so I know it’s the truth
An eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth  [Lex talionis… not so much…]
You better watch where you go and remember where you been
That’s the way I see it I’m a Simple Man.

Now I’m the kinda man that’d not harm a mouse
But if I catch somebody breakin in my house
I’ve got twelve gauge shotgun waiting on the other side

So don’t go pushing me against my will
I don’t want to have to fight you but I dern sure will
So if you don’t want trouble then you’d better just pass me on by

As far as I’m concerned there ain’t no excuse
For the raping and the killing and the child abuse [! hear that,”brethren”?]
And I’ve got a way to put an end to all that mess

Just take them rascals out in the swamp
Put ’em on their knees and tie ’em to a stump
Let the rattlers and the bugs and the alligators do the rest

You know what’s wrong with the world today
People done gone and put their Bible’s away
They’re living by the law of the jungle not the law of the land
The Good Book says it so I know it’s the truth
An eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth
You better watch where you go and remember where you been
That’s the way I see it I’m a Simple Man

Now the libs will have a spittle-flecked nutty and say that I am against Francis and the change to CCC 2267 about capital punishment.

A lot happens between apprehension and penalty.

The rot in society was caused in large part because THE CATHOLIC CHURCH abandoned being The Catholic Church.  After decades, we are seeing the inevitable results across the board.

 

Amen!  Go here to read the comments.

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8 Comments

  1. To be sure, our problems with regards to crime won’t be solved by the death penalty alone. But the proportionate administering of it is essential.

    The correlation between anti-death penalty activism and a soft on crime approach is striking.

    The bishop’s knee-jerk anti-death penalty activism (even on the part of those bishops considered orthodox) is a manifestation of the Catholic Church ceasing to be the Catholic Church.

  2. “Mercy without justice becomes unmerciful.” -CS Lewis

    Here’s where I point out that social media is killing society. See, there’s this thing called the “dunbar number.” You know the saying, “1 death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic”? Crudely put, Dunbar’s number is the point where we go from tragedy to statistic. It’s where our brains lose the ability to accurate judge size and scope of a group.

    In man’s case, that number is averaged out to be 200.

    A quick glance shows a statistic of 765,246 police in America. Let’s assume for a moment that just 1% of that number were literal, actual nazi demons of pure evil. How many officers is that? 7,653 (rounding up) Well over Dunbar’s number. And social media allows us to view every one of those officers and every bad thing they’ve ever done, over and over and….

    Until eventually you get people who think like Shea and assume police are just filled with predators. So of course nobody is respecting cops any more – our brains literally can’t handle or properly process a thousand bad apples, vs hundreds of thousands good ones.

    And it just applies equally to any other group out there. At some point either society will crash, or social media will.

  3. The rot in society was caused in large part because THE CATHOLIC CHURCH abandoned being The Catholic Church.

    Amen.

    I know I was abandoned, the church didn’t bother to teach me anything on a local level. I eventually ran into EWTN and related sources.

  4. I wonder about the potential candidates who would make great policemen/women, and are opting to choose other public service positions based upon the disdain for law enforcement. (?) A disdain promulgated by local politicians and clergy.

    As for the Holy Catholic church.

    God help us.

  5. I agree with you Foxfier. Growing up in the 70’s i was taught a lot of fluff. Thank God I had parents who fought for a better system, they made enemies along the way

  6. The country suffers less violent crime than it did 40 years ago. The situation in Chicago, Baltimore, and Philadelphia has as an important component a truly odious person occupying the position of DA. And you have that because a feckless electorate fell for sorosphere propaganda campaigns.

  7. Actually, in the Old Testament when there was an outlaw in their midst, the outlaw was sent outside the community where he would be killed and eaten by lions and tigers and bears to keep evil out of their midst.
    So, snakes and spiders and head hunters and cannibals in the Amazon jungle have their place in society.

  8. “The rot in society was caused in large part because THE CATHOLIC CHURCH abandoned being The Catholic Church. After decades, we are seeing the inevitable results across the board.”

    Yes, this is questionably true. Vatican II was a catastrophe that came forth through the tricks of the devil who convinced some Popes, Cardinals, Bishop and theologians that Protestantizing the Church was a good idea.

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