1. First, I need to make a correction/clarification with regards to the Kirchensteuer tax rate. It is not 9% of AGI, it is 9% of the total income tax due. This is explained in the Wiki article, but I’ll restate it because my text was definitely imprecise. If a German has a taxable income of 250,000 Euros his tax bracket is 45%, his tax is thus 112,500 Euros. Then, take 112,500 x 0.09 and the Kirchensteuer tax is an additional 10,125 Euros. It is 9% of the tax, not 9% of the AGI. Thanks to one and all who called out my imprecision.
2. Let’s speak bluntly about abortion vis-a-vis the black community. The average American black, immersed in, sympathetic to and morally crippled by the rap/hip-hop culture, isn’t going to be moved or persuaded by the fact that Planned Parenthood was founded by the eugenicist Margaret Sanger specifically for the purpose of exterminating first and foremost blacks, and let it also be said, low-IQ whites. But Sanger’s main target for genocide was blacks – no question.
Here’s the crap-cutting: Today’s black culture is so degenerated that even when confronted with objective evidence of their own genocide, they will COOPERATE with it because the ability to have mindless, loveless, promiscuous quasi-animal sex without “being punished with a baby” trumps absolutely everything. Blacks in the west today WANT to kill the children they conceive every bit as much as their champagne-communist masters, and will happily crawl into bed with people who are explicitly and openly desirous of genociding the entire black race – SO LONG AS THEY CAN KEEP SCREWING MINDLESSLY.
You know I’m right. You know that Dr. Alvedea King is preaching to a cinderblock wall. And before you declare me a racist, remember that the entire point I’m trying to make is that there should be far, far, far MORE black people alive today than there are. The SMALLNESS of the black population in the west is a problem, and we wouldn’t be in this mess if our society was still Christian and people – ALL PEOPLE – were getting married and being blessed by God with big families.
3. Pope Francis has used the trope of the “Sensus Fidelium” in a very, very misleading way. The Church teaches that “the supernatural appreciation of faith on the part of the whole people, when, from the bishops to the last of the faithful, they manifest a universal consent in matters of faith and morals.”
Pope Francis and the others are twisting this to mean mere populism, or an appeal to “democracy” within the Church. Let’s cut the crap. The “Sense of the Faithful” means just that – the FAITHFUL. The vast majority of Catholics today – even “practicing” Catholics, meaning those who go to Novus Ordo parishes, DO NOT believe and/or even know what the Church teaches, and thus do not contribute to the Sensus Fidelium.
I get email after email after email from Catholics who say that they had absolutely no clue what Catholicism, the Mass or the Eucharist was or meant until they stumbled upon this website – even though they had been going to Mass and were educated in so-called Catholic schools. This is not bragging – this is a SCATHING indictment of the post-Vatican II Novus Ordo paradigm and proof of how utterly far-gone the situation is. I am also shocked by how many emails I get, both hostile and friendly, from people who have no understanding of the Trinity or the Divinity of Christ. I can’t tell you how often I get things from both Catholics and Protestants that say, “I love and worship God, and I pray to Jesus, too.” The clear implication is that the person does not believe or understand that Jesus IS God. And I’ll never forget the email from the angry Novus Ordo Kathy who told me how stupid I was because if I were REALLY Catholic I would know that “Jesus isn’t God – Jesus is God’s son.”
Ah, the New Pentecost (TM). Not *quite* as awesome as the original.
So, if a person does not believe what the Church teaches in toto – everything the Church teaches – if a person does not believe in the Trinity, or doesn’t believe or understand that Jesus Christ is God Incarnate, or does not know or believe in the Real Physical Substantial Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, OR does not believe that contraception is a grave mortal sin, is this person really one of the “Faithful” who contributes to the Sensus Fidelium? Of course not. How can a person who does not believe in the most utterly foundational premises, such as the fact that the Godhead is Triune, or that Christ is Divine, or the Ten Commandments, possibly possess the Sensus Fidelium with regards to contraception??
But Pope Francis and the others are appealing precisely to the “Sensus” of the very people who DO NOT believe in what the Church teaches and thus have no place at the proverbial table, either as an informed dissent OR due to ignorance, as proof that ratification of divorce and remarriage, contraception, sodomy, and Marxism MUST be “true”, and the infallible, unchanging teaching of the Church MUST be “false”, or at least “changeable”. Further, Pope Francis holds those very people who are genuine, faithful Catholics who DO believe EVERYTHING the Church teaches and thus DO contribute to the Sensus Fidelium, in contempt and is aggressively trying to intimidate into silence, marginalize, and even suppress them and drive them out of the Church. (Good luck with that, Jorge.) The Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate AND the FFI nuns are under withering attack and have been for over a year, while neo-pagan “nuns” in the US literally escort women into human abattoirs to slaughter their children with ZERO consequences, and Cardinal Burke was demoted in his prime at age 66 to a position as the patron of a charitable organization. Cardinal Burke’s position has NOTHING to do with the nation of Malta. He is the patron of the Knights of Malta – a CHARITABLE ORDER. I don’t think people understand that distinction.
What Francis and his accomplices are doing is pure, earthly populism and humanism – the worship of man – and nothing more.
“Modern secular man is the perfect man and the everlasting man.”
-Annibale Bugnini, architect of the Novus Ordo