Let little boys wear tiaras, says the Church of England: New advice on transgender bullying for teachers in Anglican schools | The Daily Mail
- Instructions for the CofE’s 4,700 schools appear to give backing to ban on skirts
- Some scrap the traditional girls’ uniform to avoid difficulty for trans pupils
- Schools have been told they can’t use Bible as basis for gender identification
Boys as young as five should be able to wear tiaras at school without criticism, teachers in Church of England schools are to be told.
Male pupils should also be free to dress up in a tutu or high heels without attracting any comment or observation, according to anti-bullying rules sent out by the Church yesterday.
The instructions for the CofE’s 4,700 schools said they should not require children to wear uniforms that ‘create difficulty for trans pupils’.
Schools are also told they cannot use the Christian faith or Bible teachings to justify behaviour that is considered to amount to bullying – for example, identifying a transgender pupil by a sex other than the one they have chosen. The advice contains instructions on how to report bullying, including sample forms on which teachers are encouraged to name the alleged bully and their target, and use tick boxes to describe what happened.
Examples include name-calling, social media trolling, or insulting gestures.
The rules to ‘challenge homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying’ follow initial guidelines published by the Church three years ago which said being gay can be good and pupils should ‘revere and respect all members of the diverse community’.
The official teaching of the CofE, however, remains that gay sex is sinful and that members of the clergy should not be in an active sexual relationship with someone of the same sex. The Church also says marriage must continue to be between a man and a woman.
Conservative Christian activists condemned the new rules yesterday.
Andrea Minichiello Williams of Christian Concern – an evangelical member of the CofE’s parliament, the General Synod – said: ‘These rules are unkind, unloving and lacking in compassion. We are all against bullying, but the Church is using these guidelines to pursue an agenda that runs counter to the Church’s teaching.’
HAS THE ENTIRE WORLD GONE INSANE, OR WHAT?
Many are stunned today at the speed in which western civilization is collapsing. Coinciding with this is the post-conciliar crisis within the Church, the fourth great crisis of Christendom as it has been described by that great defender of orthodoxy, Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan. What may not be as clear too many is the connection between the destruction of the Mass and of the collapse of the Christian west.
One man who understood this connection was Dr. John Senior, professor of English, Literature, and Classics and co-founder of the very successful Integrated Humanities Program at the University of Kansas. Dr. Senior taught for decades at the university level. He was also a convert to the Catholic faith, devoted to the traditional Mass and an attendee of Immaculata Chapel (SSPX) in St. Mary’s, Kansas.
Senior has been credited with inspiring a generation of young men and women who, having studied under him at Kansas, converted to Catholicism. As Michael Matt of the Remnant has noted, “under his tutelage, (his students) had learned to love the old Faith as he did and thus desired to serve the Church as loyally as had their revered teacher.”
Early in his book The Restoration of Christian Culture, John Senior speaks to the inseparable nature of civilization and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass:
Whatever we do in the political or social order, the indispensable foundation is prayer, the heart of which is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the perfect prayer of Christ Himself, Priest and Victim, recreating in an unbloody manner the bloody, selfsame Sacrifice of Calvary. What is Christian culture? It is essentially the Mass. That is not my or anyone’s opinion or theory or wish but the central fact of 2,000 years of history. Christendom, what secularists call Western Civilization, is the Mass and the paraphernalia which protect and facilitate it. All architecture, art, political and social forms, economics, the way people live and feel and think, music, literature ―all these things when they are right are ways of fostering and protecting the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Understanding this, is it any wonder why a growing number of Catholics today (sometimes derisively dismissed as ‘radical traditionalists’) speak of the need for liturgical restoration? Is it any surprise that we are seeing a cultural collapse in the west considering the anthropocentric and profane Masses offered for much of the last fifty years?
Reading the above quote by Senior recently I was immediately reminded of another occasion when esteemed laity highlighted the inseparable connection between the Mass and civilization.
On the eve of the implementation of Pope Paul’s new Mass in the U.K. back in 1971, a group of learned English signatories wrote the Holy Father a letter, an appeal. Many of the distinguished signers were not even Catholic. They included such artists and thinkers as Agatha Christie, Graham Greene, Robert Graves, Ralph Richardson, Kenneth Clark, Malcolm Muggeridge, and Yehudi Menuhin to name just a few. In total nearly sixty people signed.
Their letter today, and the subsequent response of Rome, are referred to as the Agatha Christie indult, named after its most prominent signer. Put simply, the letter argued for the preservation of the Roman Rite as the jewel of western civilization. They began:
If some senseless decree were to order the total or partial destruction of basilicas or cathedrals, then obviously it would be the educated -whatever their personal beliefs- who would rise up in horror to oppose such a possibility.
Now the fact is that basilicas and cathedrals were built so as to celebrate a rite which, until a few months ago, constituted a living tradition. We are referring to the Roman Catholic Mass. Yet, according to the latest information in Rome, there is a plan to obliterate that Mass by the end of the current year.
Next, the signatories argued (as John Senior did) that the traditional Mass is foundational to, and inseparable from, western civilization:
We are not at this moment considering the religious or spiritual experience of millions of individuals. The rite in question, in its magnificent Latin text, has also inspired a host of priceless achievements in the arts -not only mystical works, but works by poets, philosophers, musicians, architects, painters and sculptors in all countries and epochs. Thus, it belongs to universal culture as well as to churchmen and formal Christians.
The implication is clear. If the “rite in question” has inspired the culture and lifted the human spirit in such a manner “in all countries and epochs”, then what happens when it is distorted and diminished. If western civilization exists for the Mass, then what happens when the Mass is changed? Consistently profaned? Modernized?
The letter concludes with both an appeal, and a filial warning, to the Holy Father:
The signatories of this appeal, which is entirely ecumenical and nonpolitical, have been drawn from every branch of modern culture in Europe and elsewhere. They wish to call to the attention of the Holy See, the appalling responsibility it would incur in the history of the human spirit were it to refuse to allow the Traditional Mass to survive…
Cardinal Heenan delivered the letter to Pope Paul VI, resulting in the granting of the Latin Mass indult for England and Wales in November 1971.
What is sad today, nearly fifty years after the “reform” of the Roman Rite, is that many within the Church still do not see what John Senior and the signatories of the Agatha Christie letter so clearly recognized. History has proven them to be truly prophetic. We can view these last fifty years as our Babylonian exile. Our captivity, merited through pride and disobedience.
Surveying the ecclesial and cultural landscape near the end of his life, Senior held nothing back in his assessment:
The crisis is over; we have lost. This is no longer just a prediction, it is a simple observation: Rome has been desecrated. We are in the age of darkness. Triumphalist reactions are in vain. The modern world and the Church deserve the punishment that God is raining down on us.
Despite this current punishment we cannot despair. In the end, we know Who is victorious. We do not, however, participate in this victory if we fail to reassert the fundamental connection between the Mass and western civilization.
The Mass must first be the foundation of the family before it can be the foundation of the culture. All of life must flow from Our Eucharistic Lord, present in our churches, on the altars, in the hands of our priests. The Social Kingship of Christ must once again be proclaimed as well.
We must also reject the nonsensical notion of the Mass as an ecumenical experiment. As a laboratory for innovation. As an expression of the secular instead of an encounter with the eternal. This must all be rejected. It is offensive and it is not Catholic.
Western civilization, or more accurately Christendom, exists for the Mass. We have seen the fruits of secularism, of rejecting this fundamental truth. We have seen both the culture and the Church teeter (and in some places fall) due to the loss of understanding of this foundational truth. Even where the culture fails to grasp this notion, it is still true never the less.
In the end this is why so many fight for the liturgy, despite the scorn of some and the indifference of many. This truth compels us. Father John Zuhlsdorf (Fr. Z) likes to say, “Save the Liturgy, save the World.” Indeed.
Photo credit: Gonzague Bridault
Cafeteria Catholic is a phrase that has been with us since the end of Vatican II and the promulgation of the Novus Ordo Missae; choosing what to believe and what not to believe based on our own private judgment. It represented a radical change within Catholicism that described a new Catholic Culture which swept the world and has now thoroughly gripped most Catholics without having the least concern that they might not be Catholics in good standing while they disagree with moral and ethical laws and rightful duties that Catholics are charged with under penalty of grave sin or even excommunication in some instances. This attitude is seen from the lowest layman in the pews all the way to the Princes of the Church, its theologians, liturgists and perhaps even to the Pope himself.
A more apt understanding of this old saying might well be rephrased by saying that most Novus Ordo Catholics believe that we can be Catholic whilst refusing to believe Her teachings, can live a hedonistic lifestyle, skip Confession, disregard Holy days of Obligation (and the Sunday Obligation to attend Mass); all with complete complacency. They receive Holy Communion, hold heretical opinions concerning defined Teachings and still are regarded as good and loyal Catholic. And why not? We have enough prelates on record who publicly disagree with Church Teachings and they, after all, are our Shepherds; raised to their ranks to lead us, to protect the sheep and to safely lead their souls, under their spiritual care, to Heaven. If they can question the Teachings of the Fatih then I guess that all Catholics have the same freedom to do the same.
We have watched as our prelates have endorsed views that were denounced by previous popes and councils which has now become common fare for our ‘discernment’ or taught as Catholic Truth: Communism, Marxism and Socialism, once condemned by the Church has become so prevalent that over 50% of the millennials would rather live in a socialist country that in a democracy. Likewise, homosexuality and homosexual unions are now accepted by the majority of those who call themselves Catholics; the Real Presence in the Eucharist is seen as a mere change of significance (a mere remembering of Christ’s passion and death) in the substance of the bread and wine and nothing more; an opposition to an all male priesthood; a new focus on the congregation during Mass than on Christ; a push to forego personal holiness in prayer to a type of Christian Humanism as the highest form of perfecting ones spiritual life. Loving God has been put in the backseat while loving neighbor (for the love of God) is front and center . . . and not so much for the love of God but for humanitarian reasons of liberty, equality and fraternity . . . a return to the cry of the Protestant Freemasons from the French Revolution. Never mind that the French Revolution led to the persecution of the Church and Europe has never recovered from their hatred of the Catholic Faith. The Vendee episode was a Catholic genocide that followed this ideology and it is still seething below the surface even now. But never mind.
It seems that Catholics would rather find a false ecumenism with the world which would like to destroy the Catholic Faith or at least fully convert them into just another sect of Protestantism. And the Novus Ordo and our false ecumenism has done a great deal to bring us closer to this protestant goal. Our dialogues with other faiths has done nothing but take from Catholicism without any quid pro quo. Give and take did not occur . . . only give. And we seem to be OK with our new protestant faith. Forget the martyrs who gave their lives for the faith and forget our fathers and grandfathers who would be appalled at the Church today, scarcely recognizing Her and wondering what ever happened to the Roman Catholic Church, Her Truths and a remarkable Catholic culture that has all but disappeared entirely.
And added to this, we now have caved to the world’s idea of marriage, divorce, remarriage, contraception et al. No, the Teachings cannot change but our support for how we deal with these things has fundamentally changed . . . in effect, denying their Truth. Marriage and divorce in the Catholic Church is about the same as it is for everyone else in the world . . . pretty dismal. The size of Catholic families has fallen in a similar way which demonstrates how contraception laws are being violated constantly. One wonders how the Church is going to revive itself in the midst of such chaos.
Can we ever recover if we have priest fighting against priest, bishop against bishop and cardinal against cardinal? And when the Vicar of Christ has decided to allow adulterers to have their cake and eat it too, we wonder if there is any chance for a Catholic revival during our lifetimes . . . or if Christ Himself must return to cleanse the swamp and set His Church aright once again.
God have mercy on our souls for we have sinned and decided that we cannot curb our appetites and therefore You, Dearest Christ, surely will have mercy on us no matter if we even make an attempt to live up to Your Commandments. Martin Luther has won. Today’s Novus Ordo Church is one of his greatest achievements. No wonder so many of our prelates are celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Revolution. But Christ will have the last Victory and may He, indeed, have mercy for our disobedience and our rebellious spirit.
I hope all my loyal and dear readers had a great Feast of Christ the King yesterday. I know I did. As I was sitting at High Mass, in a chapel filled to the brim, my thoughts kept wondering over to Novus Ordo land. Actually, I was thinking about what it was like to have an entire pew to oneself. Sorry for the digression…
As for folks, or rather FrancisFolks who most likely did not have any “space issues”, but nor did they have a happy and joyous feast day, the owners and players of the National Football League would be one sub-set of the Visibilium Omnium that come to mind first. As you can probably figure out from the picture below, it was another bad weekend for the NFL.
Actually, it has become so bad in fact, that over on the American Thinkerwebsite, James G. Robertson asks the $64,000 question: Will the NFL Be the First Legal Monopoly in US History to Fail? Here is that lede:
Monday Night Football ratings are down. NFL ticket sales are down. Stadiums are half empty. The NFL may cut 10 Thursday night broadcastsfrom the lineup. NFL owners met in New York last week to deal with the kneeling crisis. Now consider this: the NFL is a private monopoly established by an act of Congress, and it looks like it’s going down. How is such a thing possible?
As I was reading this paragraph, I immediately thought Novus Ordo land again, this time I though of Vatican City, circa 2016. Here is that picture:
I also thought of the latest reports of what we call the Soap Bubble Papacy™(see here)
So I figured, if I read on, maybe some similarities will appear, similarities that could provide more insight into the state of the post-conciliar church, from the current situation that is playing itself out in the NFL stadiums.
A couple of paragraphs lower, we get the following:
Subsequently, the NFL flourished, with lots of help from taxpayers. In 2015, a report from the Taxpayers Protection Alliance said:
“Since 1995, a staggering 29 of the 31 stadiums that house NFL teams received public subsidies for construction, renovation or both. Between 1995 and today, taxpayers have been forced to spend nearly $7 billion subsidizing NFL stadium construction and renovation projects.”
Another parallel: government money.
If 29 of the 31 stadiums that house NFL teams receive public funds, this would imply that these are “government subsidized enterprises”. On the side of the post-conciliar church, the hierarchy has tapped into the pool of government funds that promote human trafficking and the migrate trade. (see here) Actually, this stream of government funding is so large, that even the “conservative” prelates are acting “out of character”. (see here)
So then the question becomes: How in the “wide wide world of sports” could the NFL have fumbled this up? Here is that answer:
What a deal. Congress gives you a monopoly and the taxpayers build your factories. Then all you have to do is run the factory for half of the year and play a football game once a week. It’s a guaranteed gravy train for everyone. The NFL could profit forever. How could the NFL possibly foul it up?
To repeat, how is it possible to fumble a monopoly? Answer: turn it over to the race industry.
Ok, so how would this relate to the post-conciliar church?
Well, the “race industry” can be seen as just a sub-set of the old Leftist Marxist IDEOLOGY. The equivalent in the post-conciliar church of the “race industry” would read something like this: (see here)
“The panorama of threats to their understanding of the American way of life have included modernist spirits, the black civil rights movement, the hippy movement, communism, feminist movements and so on. And now in our day there are the migrants and the Muslims. To maintain conflict levels, their biblical exegeses have evolved toward a decontextualized reading of the Old Testament texts about the conquering and defense of the “promised land,” rather than be guided by the incisive look, full of love, of Jesus in the Gospels.”
So how does this post-conciliar “race industry” operate?
Here is the outline of how these sorts of operations are executed: (with emphasis and comments added)
The shakedown scam starts with an arbitrary claim of disparity. Anything can be interpreted as a disparity or as representing a disparity – history, symbolic statues, murder rates, income inequality, schools, police, low income housing, football players without a job – literally, anything. (Including Communion of serial adulterers and the objective approach to the ‘intrinsically disordered’ condition)
The next step is to blame the disparity on society, in particular, some intangible quality of society. (Say the “rigid” or the promoters of “doctrinal linearity”) The more vague and ineffable you assign the nature of the blame the better. Racism is perfect. It can be everywhere and nowhere. It lives in the mind of someone else. You can call it up as needed, or dismiss it as needed. (It works even better with “rigidity”, not to mention “Pharisaical”, where the FrancisDefinition has been completely inverted.)
The third step is to identify an evil doer associated with the ineffable source of the disparity. (Neo-Promitean Palagians, anyone?) The targeted evil doer has to be a plausible representative of society, and must have the ability to pay up. With a targeted evil doer in mind, the fourth step is to mount a smear campaign against the evil doer. Any type of smear campaign will do, as long as it’s legal, and as long as it causes social and financial harm to the evil doer. The last step is to demand a payoff to stop the damage.
Oh my, same script, just different actors.
So how does the story end, you ask dear reader?
Here is that paragraph:
The race industry has engineered a national hysteria about racism, white supremacy, inequality, and every other disparity that it can imagine. It believes that the shakedown scam is the best strategy for benefitting black America, and that destroying the NFL in the process will be a net plus. Anyone have any new ideas for making black millionaires?
Concluding, the parallel situation is that the FrancisChurch has engineered within the post-conciliar church a wide mass hysteria about the “rigid” “Pharisaical” Catholics, and has tried to brow beat the Faithful into submission by throwing at them every epitaph in the book, and many that no one ever hear of before. (see here) This has been done to “white shame” the pew sitters and get them to give up more of the dosh – as the English would say. And just like the NFL, the post-conciliar church is being destroyed on the grounds that it will be “positive for society” if these institutions of “toxic masculinity” are dead and buried.
As for the question about what will replace this mechanism for making the next generation of celebrity clerics or black millionaires, this is a bit less defined, not to say thought out. Just as “not thought out” is the question of how the post-conciliar church will fund itself once all the pew sitters are gone.
Carpe diem, I reckon!
There will always be the governmental subsidies, you say?
But then again, maybe not…
What has not dawned on these FrancisFolks is that the government supports “private” enterprises who bring some added value to compensate for that malinvestment. For example, if the NFL was not attracting all those fans and viewers, those same people that the advertisers need in order to generate revenue from products sold (and resulting campaign contributions) and those who vote for those legislatures who hand out the taxpayer funded largess, those subsidies would not be handed out to the NFL teams in the first place. So if the NFL would not have attracted those viewers, they would not have gotten the subsidies. Therefore, if those viewers leave, so will the government largess.
Actually, it could leave due to an Act of Congress.
As far as the FrancisChurch and the rest of the post-conciliar church is concerned, if the Catholics would not have been such a larger voter base in the first place, they also would not have gotten government “goodies” like tax exemptions.
But what is even more troubling at present, is that it is not the Catholic voter base that is the main reason for why the government provides hundreds of millions of tax dollars to the Church in the US and to the USCCB. It is because of one specific program that the illegal migrant human trafficking lobby is promoting.
And once the “need” for that program ceases, guess what will happen to that funding?
OK, it’s a rhetorical question.
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I have a young friend that I have known from my parish church since he was little more than a baby. As a child he was diagnosed with Asperger’s which is a high functioning subtype of Autism. This young man showed from a very early age a love for the faith and was profoundly interested in learning all he could about the faith. He subsequently developed a love for the Traditional Latin Liturgy and is fully dedicated to keeping to the 2000 year deposit of the faith. He stood out as an exemplary example of what a good server at Mass looks like: engaged, solemn, reverent and ever cognizant of doing his duties according the book.
He has largely overcome or been able to control the difficulties that accompany Asperger’s Syndrome and went to France on his own to attend college, major in French and minor in Latin. He is very good at both. So good, in fact, that he taught in France after finishing his studies. When he returned to the US he was hired this past summer for a project that required his skills in French to translate some academic texts.
After he finished this assignment, it became clear that he never lost sight of the feeling that he was being called to the priesthood. He surprised his mother when he told her that he was going to visit the Institute of Christ the King to see if that might be the place for him to study and then attend their seminary.
As is the case with many who are called to the priesthood, satan usually attacks their decision to become a priest or else erects roadblocks (stumbling blocks) to their Godly vocations. A few notables come to mind such as the Venerable Solanus Casey and Saint John Vianney, the Cure of Ars, to name but a few. This is what just occurred to my young friend who had been accepted to their pre-seminary training and then dismissed. The reason for this is unknown at this time although I believe that it is because he revealed that he had been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome as a child, although he seemed to be getting well adjusted to the routine and was sailing through the courses presented without any problems at all. The person responsible for the dismissal was the one that was informed of his condition. My suspicion, as is his mother’s to his release from the program, had to do with this fact and not to how he performed or his abilities to become a good and faithful priest which our Church is so desperate for during this present Crisis of faith that we see throughout the world in Catholicism, Christian ethics and morality.
I am thinking that this may be a test and that satan has dealt him a blow which, due to his condition, will be harder than it would be to most young men. I plan on meeting him tonight for dinner, God willing, if that becomes possible. I want to inform him of the FSSP to let him know that there are other Traditional Latin Mass Societies available.
But the thing I think he needs at this point more than anything else, is our prayer, our novenas, our rosaries and our support for this young man of exceptional holiness and faith. I pray that God will put him to work in His Vineyard. God knows we need all the willing laborers we can find at the moment. So please pour your hearts out to God for this young man, Daniel and keep him in your prayers. I thank you in advance for those willing to do this.
Published first at All Around the Watchtower.
The Church is Ready to Capsize!
By Fr. Daniel Doctor,
The Roman Catholic Church, that is the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church is the Bride of Jesus Christ. This Church was established by Christ Himself to be the sole means of salvation for
all of humanity. As Catholics, we know of no other way to salvation except through the sacramental system established by Christ and given to His Apostles.
Why is the Catholic Church in Near Chaos and Confusion?
Careful analysis of recent studies and polls taken among Catholics reveals that an overwhelming majority of U.S. Catholics simply do not believe in the Devil, or sin, or it’s logical consequences – eternal damnation in hell. As we can see, with any kind of an reasonable observation of that the outcome, is that the Church is in a state of near chaos and confusion over what She teaches and what She does not teach. The overriding reason for this is because bishops, the clergy, teachers and parents, have completely failed in their duties to transmit the Faith to each of the successive past four generations. And there are huge consequences for this failure.
A lack of a belief in the Devil, sin, or hell makes it very awkward for all of us during the Easter Liturgy, when it comes to the renewing of baptismal promises. When the priest asks the people, “Do you reject Satan?” . . . “Who Father? We don’t believe in him anymore. Silly priest, asking us such stupid questions . . . believing in such archaic things . . . .”
What most of us were nottaught – is that the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Faith is an integrated belief system, where one teaching is dependent on every other teaching, creating a whole and concise theology. Rejection of the Devil as a personal evil, or sin, or even hell, does incredible theological damage to the whole of the Catholic Faith. In fact, like any teaching we like to change, reinterpret, or ignore, the entire faith is undermined and in some cases can even be destroyed.
Read the rest of this important post here: http://www.courageouspriest.com/shocking-84-catholics-reject-satan-person-hell-exist