Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Paul Nicholson makes a fool out of himself with his imprudent comments about Fr. Gruner's death among other things

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the curious world of Paul Nicholson


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Fr. Paul Nicholson for those readers of Call Me Jorge... who don't know him, is a presbyter who is a card carrying member of The Priestly Society of the Holy Cross which is connected to The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei (Praelatura Sanctae Crucis et Operis Dei).  In other words he is intrinsically united with Opus Dei but is under his local Bishop's jurisdiction. He is well-known for being tactless as can been seen from this picture (shown below) which he posted to his facebook page and his blog two Ash Wednesdays past.


Isn't that cute?  Nope, it sacrilegious!  And this man claims to be a priest!  What's with making sexual innuendos with a sacramental of the Church?  Then he uses the same sacramental to imply a profanity!  He even used this self-created meme as the title his video for Ash Wednesday.  Does he not fear God and think the Faith a joke? 

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Nicholson explains how cursing can be good, we are not sure if this includes his sacrilegious profanity shown above but perhaps this line of reasoning is why he feels it's OK for him to behave this manner.

Cursing Can Be Good! Seriously!



Here's what Nicholson wrote concerning Fr. Gruner's recent death.



Now while we at Call Me Jorge... don't agree with Fr. Gruner or his message (we will have an upcoming post on his legacy) we do have tact and we pray for the repose of his soul.  As a member of Opus Dei, Nicholson must be in on, "The fearsome, terrifying Truth".  Is Nicholson implying Gruner is in hell?

Not content with a few facebook posts, Nicholson wrote a whole entry on his blog on the topic, The "Scotiabank Cathedral".  In it among other things, he states Fr. Gruner was suspended from priestly duties.  How about some proof Nicholson?  Being internet savy, surely it wouldn't take much for you to scan in the documents and link to them which prove this?  Or should we just take your word for it?

Speaking of Nicholson's blog look at these two screenshots from it.

 His face is prominently in the header but what's that in the far right column?

Why it's a confession counter with a send me money button underneath it!
Does he bring an Excel spreadsheet with him into the confessional?


Has Nicholson tweeted about anything else recently in his confrontational manner?  You bet!


Here he is tweeting about Michael Coren leaving the Church and becoming an Anglican on 27 April 2015.  (We at Call Me Jorge... find Coren's apostasy appalling, which is he became an Anglican because they support sodomites.)  We find this interesting, Nicholson is a Canadian and therefor a subject of Queen Elizabeth II but he is also a member of the Francis' church.  Queen Elizabeth II signed the Marriage Act of 2013 which allows same-sex marriage and has said of same-sex marriage that it is "wonderful".  As a Catholic wouldn't it be his duty to have strong words for the Queen of England who is also the head of the Anglican Church when she was planning an upcoming meeting with Francis last year. This isn't Nicholson's only conundrum with those of authority over him.  Below is a screenshot of his facebook on 7 February 2014.


Instead he commented how cool it was that the British Embassy to the Holy See followed him on twitter. "Cherio!"  Where's the fire and damnation?  What?  "God Save the Queen!"  No anathema today Nicholson?  Has the cat got your tongue?  Maybe, the elevator is infrequently in service.

So who does this Paul Nicholson hang with?  Glad you asked!

Nicholson, Scott McCaig, and the rapping priest Stan Fortuna in 2013!

Stan Fortuna singing his song, Zipper Zone



Paul Nicholson, Michael Voris, Frank Pavone, and the sacriligious money 

Zuhl$dorf and Voris are rubbing off on Nicholson or is it the other way around?

Nicholson & Joe Gallagher host of churchmilitant.tv's sacrilegious program, Popes.

Nicholson wants Francis to declare a 5th Dogma!  Wonder where he got that idea?  Why from the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.  We thought Paul was loyal to Francis?  So why isn't he bad mouthing the FFI like other 'traditional' groups?  Maybe because they are cool and skateboard?

Shhhh...don't tell his superior that he's been going on Re-Treats at Sea with 
Michael Voris & churchmilitant.tv


Rubbing shoulders with more members of the false right, Bishop Athanasius Schneider.

Despite his busy schedule, Paul still finds time to relax with a glass of wine.

Nothing says one is loyal son to Francis like taking a selfie!

Hooray for adding St. Joseph to the Canon of the Mass!

Only a humble cracker jack would post a photo of a piece of cake (humble pie) 
with his image on it to facebook for the world to see!

Having fun with the Churchmilitant crew.

Did Nicholson ask Cardinal Burke about sister Joel Green and seder meals?

Yup, retweeting a play on words of the title of a book about 
sadomasochistic sex with pictures of Francis.

Nothing says he is a cracker jack prelate like a photo of his food.

His least favorite heretics the SSPX.

It's the devotion to Divine Mercy which was banned until efforts by 
Cardinal Karol Wojtyla had these condemnations lifted in 1978.

Who says Nicholson doesn't have a sense of humor?

It's a back issue of the Feeneyite publication, "From the House Tops". Was this issue published before or after they reconciled with Rome?  Look who commented, why it's Ginny Carroll, whose husband Terry is the executive producer of churchmilitant.tv and known for his uncharitable rants on traditional catholics.

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We are confused here.  Is Nicholson making fun of homeschoolers or supporting them?  He often laments catholics don't have large families anymore but then he posts something which could be construed as a knock against homeschooling.  Doesn't he understand that many Catholics homeschool due to financial constraints and not wanting their children to be corrupted by the bad morals of the world?

Uh oh, Nicholson supports the Franciscans of the Immaculate.  Are they not in Francis' doghouse?  Not to worry, Nicholson says it's only a small trivial internal discussion of which way the FFI should go.

As Nicholson writes above, "There are remarkable similarities between Pope Francis and St. Josemaria Escriva.  Most notably, they are both suspected of heresy because of the novelty of their approach..."

Living the first Christmas!

Is this why Nicholson doesn't like Fr. Gruner?  According to Opus (Ju)Dei founder St. Josemaria Escriva, he was encouraged by Sister Lucy of Fatima to spread Opus (Ju)Dei to the world!

Hanging out with ex-Feeneyites, sisters of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Will Nicholson chill with his least favorite heretics (aka SSPX) when they sign their deal with Rome?

Ah, the fruits of Vatican II, Opus (Ju)Dei, Saint John Paul II!

That not Zuhl$dorf's plate it's father Paul's.  Guess who cooked it for him?  
Liza and Simon Rafe of churchmilitant.tv

Ah the irony, a cracker jack holding a box of cracker jacks!

 Celebrating the Novus Ordo Missae for a wedding.

 Shooting his show at churchmilitant.tv which we kid you not is named, "God Furst".

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Why does a priest post stuff like this?

 We guess this is what a 'missionary' priest does when not shooting videos or blogging.

 How many times can one post about food?

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Can't imagine why he would post this!?

Opus (Ju)Dei prelates will change the world!

Oh boy, he even has a make believe toy of himself.

Nicholson even pushes fake news on his facebook page.  Putting stories like this up on his facebook page discredits Catholics of all stripes.


This post makes people ignore the truth when they hear it.  Instead Nichlson should have done his homework and posted a real quote like this from David Rockefeller's 2002 book, Memoirs:



In his videos which we at Call Me Jorge... are guessing, and we stress that word guessing, are made at a warehouse probably in the Detroit area filled with lots of cameras and toys, Nicholson dresses in vestments as if he were in the process of offering the Holy Sacrifice.  He also uses a backdrop which appears to have been grabbed from either flickr or wikipedia of a chapel in Califonia.

That's a real church named, Mission Santa Barbara Chapel, 
which Nicholson pretends to be at.

What's Nicholson say in his other videos?

This video, Mary: Queen of Peace - Beware of Impostors ... Like Medjugorje!, has Paul claiming that Medjugorje is false which we at Call Me Jorge... are in agreement with. So perhaps, Nicholson could explain why he spoke at the Ave Maria Centre of Peace? The Ava Maria Center of Peace is intimately connected to the false apparitions of Medjugorje, not only do they make annual pilgrimages there, they also published books on the messages from it.


Below is Nicholson, recommending Catholics should study and learn from the Amish heretics because they have large families. Guess in Nicholson's bizzaro upside-down world of catholicism some heretics are more equal than others.  His favorite bogeyman after Fr. Gruner, the SSPX has large families.  So why not do a video on them or other traditional Catholic groups with large families?  Because the heretical descendants of Anabaptists must fit Nicholson's bill.

Fight Liberal, Secular Assimilation With The Amish



Nicholson's advice for the 2015 church year...

Proclaim A Year Of Esther For The Church



Why is Nicholson bringing up Queen Esther who is a patron saint of the crypto-Talmudists and whom they cite in order to preemptive massacre their enemies throughout history?  Why not instead declare a year of prayer and fasting?   Is there a connection between this, Opus Dei, and Talmudic Judaism?

Saint Jose Maria Escriva says, Jesus is a Jew just like the 
modern day Jews who are followers of the Talmudic rabbis!

the First Time



the Second Time



Yes, there is a link according to the late Rabbi Angel Kreiman in a 2002 article, published by Opus Dei titled, Rabbi Angel Kreiman Links Escriva's Teaching on Work to the Talmudic Tradition:
"Many of Josemaria Escriva's concepts call to mind the Talmudic tradition and reveal his profound knowledge of the Jewish world, as well as his passionate love, as he openly repeated, for two Jews, Jesus and Mary," said Rabbi Kreiman. "Moreover, that which most likens his teachings to Judaism is the vocation of man to serve God through creative work, perfecting creation every day, through perfection of work."

The rabbi said that he was pleased about the interreligious prayer meeting for peace occurring January 24 in Assisi. Such meetings, he said, "help us to remember often that we all have the same common father."

Kreiman also spoke of the need for Christians and Jews to "work together in favor of the principal humanitarian causes: social order, unemployment and poverty, drugs, hunger, and the fight against a consumerism empty of spirituality." He expressed his hope that "working and praying together, all according to our own traditions, we will arrive unified at the table of the Father."

As if that wasn't enough Kreiman credited Opus Dei with assisting him in become a Talmudic rabbi,

"Opus Dei members helped me, right from the beginning of my seminary studies, to persevere in my vocation," he said, "and I have also seen them do it with other rabbis, for which I am deeply grateful."

This same rabbi went to the Vatican in 2005 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Vatican II's Nostra Aetate and had these comments to share in an interview with Zenit News, Judeo-Christian Dialogue Nearing "a Promised Land",

"Both relations between Jews and Catholics, as well as relations between the Holy See and Israel, have increased so much. On the Christian side, I think the only limitation has been to indicate the dialogue with Jews as important but not urgent. Now, it is clear that the dialogue with Jews is not an option but an obligation. It is for Catholic people to accept the Jewish people as the original alliance."
..."The Catholic Church's support of Judaism is not like that of one country for another, based on material power. Christians' support of Judaism is a religious spiritual force."  
..."For observant rabbis it is time to begin to think that the Church is not an enemy of Israel, but its best ally."

"It is not only about saying that Christians and Jews are friends, that Jews are not accused of deicide; it must be said that Judaism and Christianity are the foundation of the struggle against paganism."

Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his late rabbinical Talmudic friend, Angel Kreiman


For those who would like to do futher research on Talmudic Judaism's connection with Opus Dei and Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer (before the name change aka José María Mariano Escriba Albás) we recommend the book, Opus Judei by Jose Maria Escriba.  The Spanish language book can be found here and here in pdf.  Excerpts in English from the book can be found here.



This leads us back to Nicholson's buddy, Michael Voris.  See dear reader, Nicholson is the spiritual support for Michael Voris.  What then is Michael's answer to the problems which ail the world?

If you guessed Opus (Ju)Dei you are correct!



Back to Nicholson...

He is always ranting and raving declaring schism here, heretics there, and saying how he an obedient son.  Is he really now?  A video entitled, Should a priest disobey lawful ecclesiastical authority?, is all about these subjects.

highlights of the above mentioned video



Turns out Louie Verrecchio in a recent article, The log in Fr. Paul Nicholson’s eye, points out that Nicholson is far from obedient to his own bishop!  

To hear Fr. Nicholson speak one would think that Fr. Gruner was living the high life, when in truth he managed the Fatima Center’s resources with the utmost frugality and diligence.
His true colors showing through all the more, Fr. Nicholson even took to task those who lent financial support to the Fatima Center, with the clear implication being: Hey… how about sending some of that money to me!
No surprise, I suppose, coming as it does from the same priest who coined the pathetic and utterly undignified fundraising plea, “A dollar for my collar.”
Setting aside for the present moment Fr. Nicholson’s unnerving preoccupation with money, I’d like to address the question posed in his video, “Should a priest disobey lawful ecclesiastical authority?”
There’s an old saying about glass houses and stones…
Apparently, Fr. Nicholson isn’t very familiar with it. Not yet, anyway.
For years now, I’ve kept confidential my firsthand knowledge of just how Fr. Nicholson approaches the matter of obedience to lawful ecclesiastical authority in the management of his own affairs, and it doesn’t exactly paint a picture of priestly propriety.
Well, I’m keeping that knowledge to myself no longer.
It’s time for people to see the man behind the brocade just a little more clearly; especially those poor trusting souls who have been duped into thinking that Fr. Nicholson is a model of integrity.
In mid-2013, I spent several days at the Church Militant.tv studios filming a 13 part series on Vatican II, and I saw quite a bit of Fr. Nicholson when I was there.
Shortly after I arrived, I had lunch in Michael’s office while he and Fr. Nicholson discussed the logistics of getting his new venture as a “Missionary Preacher” up and running.
I remember well just how happy Fr. Nicholson was when Mike told him that one of the CMTV staff members had just finished placing the order for his new Apple lap top computer, presumably the one he still uses to launch his ill-informed attacks against so many good people.
I can’t say that I paid an awful lot of attention to the details being discussed since it really didn’t concern me, but even so, I was struck by the covert tenor of the conversation.
The following day, the tone of that meeting would make a lot more sense…
Fr. Nicholson, speaking with me one on one, told me a little bit about the strained relationship that he has with his local ordinary, Bishop Ronald Fabbro.
More importantly, he was excited to tell me that he was entering into an agreement with Bishop Fabbro that would allow him to work fulltime in his own apostolate.
That agreement, however, comes with a major stipulation, he said.
He told me that Bishop Fabbro, for whatever reason, is adamant that Fr. Nicholson is to have nothing to do with Michael Voris and Church Militant.tv., and the agreement to keep him incardinated in the Diocese of London, Ontario while he works freely in the apostolate is contingent upon his maintaining that separation.
Fr. Nicholson, ever given to histrionics, then made the nature of his dirty little secret as crystal clear as the glass house in which he currently dwells as he leaned in close and said, “So remember, Mr. Louis, you didn’t see me here…”
The problem is though, I did see him there, and not just for a quick visit.
In fact, our conversation took place in the hallway just outside of Fr. Paul Nicholson’s very own office, located right there in the Church Militant.tv facility just a short flight of steps away from Michael Voris’ office.
So much for giving a nod to the local bishop, eh?

 Oops, Nicholson must mean do as I say not as I do!



We are certain that Nicholson will declare us ananthema and doomed to hell.  Perhaps before he does this he could first take the time to point out to his spiritual charge, Michael Voris that he is teaching heresy in a video in which he says heretics are not members of the Church.  You can't make stuff like this up.

See 1 minute 43 seconds for Voris stating heresy
 

For more on this matter, see Heresy in The Vortex: Will Michael Voris Retract?


Wherever he goes Nicholson takes Francis order of "making a mess" to heart.


Paul Nicholson could greatly benefit by reading and reflecting on 
1 Corinthians 13:1-13, before he opens his loud mouth again.


Charity is to be preferred before all gifts.
If I speak with the tongues of men, and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries, and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely; is not puffed up;  Is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth;  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.  Charity never falleth away: whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed.  For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.  But when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away.
 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But, when I became a man, I put away the things of a child.  We see now through a glass in a dark manner; but then face to face. Now I know in part; but then I shall know even as I am known. And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.

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  1. I hadn't heard of Fr N before, but I hope I can forget him. Apparently, he is some kind of alien.

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  2. Such is the substance of the NO presbyterate - thankfully declining with age and retirements.

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  3. I came across this guy some months back through his internet site.
    In my opinion, this guy is a crypto and likely a queer. The fact that he could claim to want a 'year of Esther' (or Hadassah) clinches it for me. Esther was a prostitute and a murderer. Nicholson's enormous chutzpah shines through when he states that through Esther we can obtain guidance from the Holy Spirit as to 'what to do next'.
    (By the way, Hadassah is the name of a woman's zionist organization in the USA.)
    To top it all off, his lower canine teeth are like fangs and give me the creeps.

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  4. There's definitely something off color about him. 24 min talk below for Church Militant on the Priesthood Post VCII. 15:35-19:44 he talks about the amish as a model for us -- only sacrament they have is baptism. Then goes right into how baptism of the laity is a priesthood and how we shouldn't be seeing ourselves as an extension of the bishop or asking any clerical authority what we should be doing. No, the priest's most important work (course he pays lip service to sacrifice and confession), but then segues into how the priest is no longer "john o'neil man of steel, leader of the free world" but priest "forms" the laity and keeps us light and salty so that we can go out and do our OWN apostolate. Explains a lot about an actual experience I've had in an N.O. parish -- where priest tries to pretend he's taking orders from us or we're leading the way, but then sends out hatchet lay people to cut us off at the knees when we don't understand this silent communication or just doesn't answer comm he doesn't like (like req for bus for march for life). So glad i got out of there. In my view anyone sticking w/the N.O. is suspect ESPECIALLY when trying to pretend they are traditional (wear cute hats and cassocks & speak w/cute accents to appeal to the rich old bags like boyish MVoris - something off color there too: mic'd up - play on his name and also f'd up).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmwJ-EPp6-0&feature=youtu.be

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    1. Thank you to call me jorge for letting us know about the relationship between Voris and Nicholson. I had no idea. I keep giving Voris the benefit of the doubt...but at this point, I'm really thinking he's just more controlled opposition whose job it is to keep 'conservatives' spinning in the orbit laid out for them, while waiting for the miracle to happen.

      I agree with your assessments, Anonymous, regarding Nicholson, the N.O. and Voris. By the way, I've been on the Voris site since they've changed the format and I've made some pointed comments pertaining to the fact that a open/notorious heretic cannot validly be elected Pope. Someone by the name of "MIKE" (in caps) has written replies that are rather combative, asking if I'm a "SEDEVACANTIST" (in caps). Could it be Voris himself? Or one of his employees? Most of the others on his site, from their comments, appear to be 'conservative' N.O. attendees who are not up-to-speed or are too frightened to take the leap out of the N.O. So the accusatory "are you a sedevacantist?" question puts everyone else on notice to be careful what you think or say here or you may be ostracized. I haven't been blackballed yet but I haven't been trying too hard...

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  5. "Nicholson's enormous chutzpah shines through when he states that through Esther we can obtain guidance from the Holy Spirit as to 'what to do next'."

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    ... 'what to do next' when the native population of a nation becomes aware of the treachery of the 'court Jews.' The book of Esther's answer (not God's answer because God is not in that book) is to kill the natives.

    A faithful Catholic might disagree with this interpretation, but there is no denying that it is the preferred interpretation of the rabbis and philorabbinic Goys.

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  6. If the Book of Esther is so bad, why is it included in the Old Testament? How are we Catholics to interpret it? Please help!

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    1. Yes it's in the Canon of our CATHOLIC BIBLE. This attacking of books in our canon is going off the rails, and makes us sedevacantists all look bad, really. Then the charge that to be a pre v2 Catholic is to be anti semetic becomes validated by those who hate Jesus, period.

      Where is the truth and the balance in that? I am grateful for all the work you do, CMJ and Maurice Pinay, but you guys have lost me there. Esther is in our canon. You are speaking heretically to attack a book in the Catholic canon of the Bible, and therefore become no better than Ratzinger attacking the Catholic canonical books of the OT in his Hebrew People and their Holy Scriptures footnotes, calling them "apocryphal" like the Protestant heretics do.

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  7. To state the truth about a thing is not to attack it. To state the truth cannot be heretical. It is true that the canonical Book of Esther does not mention God at all, that it is not even alluded to in the New Testament, that it has nothing to teach us about Christ, that many Church Fathers (most notably Melito of Sardis, who was of Jewish descent) did not include Esther in their canon. It is true that on its face Esther is a book about a preemptive tribal massacre of a native population by interloping Jews who ingratiated themselves with the non-Jewish king.

    Excessive piety, not Catholicism, preclude acceptance of these facts and what they have to teach us about what assails us, which is a lot.



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    1. It is not enough to say that "many Church Fathers did not include it in the Canon." That bird isn't going to fly. THE CHURCH made the decision to include the book, and the CHURCH - the TRUE Church - does NOT ERR in FAITH or MORALS - and Holy Writ, which includes the Old Testament, to my understanding, constitutes what makes up the Deposit of the Faith.

      I am not be as erudite a scholar, I may just be a Catholic housewife, but I certainly am not going to attack a book the TRUE Church put in the Canon. Fathers, no matter how holy, no matter if canonized, are not infallible. The Holy Ghost was promised to the True Church to keep Her from ERROR. If you being picking and choosing which book out of the CATHOLIC canon you are going to call 'good" or "bad" or this or that, what difference then between you and all the various numerous protestants who have done such before you? Down that road lies madness. And this is exactly the entire business of Vatican II after all, remove the true pope, the true sacraments, and divide and conquer the flock, who, without a true shepherd to hold them together, are wandering around scattering.

      There is a LOT in the Old Testament which, to my reading of it, makes God seem like a harsh monster, quite frankly, compared to how He is revealed in Our Lord in the New - but....I'm certainly not going to say - the entire Old Testament is a JEWISH thing or BAD or whatever the case may be - and I certainly DO see Catholics and now even Protestants online who hate the new world order and hate zionism who are doing just that. Again, down that road lies madness. No wonder our Lord said if He didn't shorten this time no elect would be saved. I'm not 'smart' enough to second guess or decide for myself what should be in the canon, and I'm certainly not going to go reading any other Fathers who happened to disagree with Holy Mother Church on what should or shouldn't have been in the canon. That's what Luther did, again, after all. Say what you will, it's putting yourself above the infallible decree of the Church in the matter.

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    2. http://www.ecatholic2000.com/bonaventure/mirror13.shtml

      IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE SAINTS, THEN LET SAINT BONAVENTURE SPEAK HERE ON ESTHER AND THE BLESSED VIRGIN:

      Likewise the Virgin Mary is to the perfect and contemplative a golden rod.
      We read that Esther; with two maidens went to King Assuerus, and when she
      had become faint from exceeding fear, the King held out to her the golden
      scepter to console her. Esther means "raised up" or "hidden," and is a
      figure of the contemplative soul, whom God raises up in contemplation and
      hides in the hidden place of His face from the tumult of men. This soul by
      contemplation enters into Christ the King. The two maidens by whose help
      she enters are the two powers of the soul, the intellect, which proceeds by
      way of knowledge, and the affections, which follow by love. The soul which
      has thus entered into Christ, sometimes faints away by a kind of stupor,
      when she recognizes the inaccessible brightness of the divine glory, or the
      terrible severity of the divine justice. The golden rod, the royal scepter,
      is the Virgin Mary. Golden indeed by her charity, royal by her nobility;
      golden by her purity, royal by her justice; golden by her incorruption and
      virginal integrity, royal by her domination and power. This is the happy
      rod, which is extended with clemency to comfort the contemplative soul,
      when the happy Virgin Mary, by contemplation and devotion of this soul,
      which is so loving and sweet, enters into it; so that from this the soul is
      strengthened against fear of the divine splendor and justice. The
      contemplative soul of St. Anselm desired this rod to be extended to it,
      when he exclaimed: "O Virgin fair to look upon, lovable to contemplate,
      delightful to love, who transcendest the capacity of the heart, give
      thyself, O Lady, to the weak soul who followeth thee."

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  8. It is not enough to say that "many Church Fathers did not include it in the Canon." That bird isn't going to fly. THE CHURCH made the decision to include the book, and the CHURCH - the TRUE Church - does NOT ERR in FAITH or MORALS - and Holy Writ, which includes the Old Testament, to my understanding, constitutes what makes up the Deposit of the Faith.

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    The Church canonized Esther in the 16th Century. There is no disagreement there. The problem seems to be that I'm being pressured with threats of ostracism for "heresy" for pointing out the plain, literal meaning of the book of Esther, that favored by the rabbis and their helpers.

    St. Bonaventure's strained exegesis only reinforces my point. With biblical texts, it is invariably the case that the rabbis are the ones creatively twisting a godly, Catholic story to suit pharisaic, tribal purposes. In the case of the book of Esther, it's quite the opposite. Look at the plain text. It's not complicated reading by any standard.

    Yes, after many millennia of controversy and dislike of the plain message of that text by far better Catholics than any of us know today, Esther was canonized. But it's plain meaning was not magically changed by that act. It takes very creative interpretation to transform Esther into a Christian message (see St. Bonaventure above).

    The real point of all this, which is being pushed aside, is that we must be conscious of how the rabbis interpret these texts because it tells us what to expect from them. To dismiss me as a heretic for emphasizing this is foolish.

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    1. I am not calling you personally a heretic...BUT...I am suggesting that you are wandering into dangerous territory by calling into question a decision made by the Magisterium. If St. Bonaventure's exegesis is "strained," by whose definition is it 'strained." By your opinion? By what authority do you set yourself above Holy Mother Church?

      My problem, I'm sorry to say, and I consider it a MAJOR problem in the post Vatican II world, is that many VERY educated Catholics, especially quite a few educated Catholic MEN, have taken a VERY proud stance of "My way or the highway" as regards topics such as this AND the splintering and fracturing of the flock just becomes worse and worse and worse, because without a SHEPHERD for the "buck to stop here"...i.e. a TRUE POPE, then TRUE HIERARCHY etc etc - people are feeling the void, the vacuum that has resulted from that - then they, as laity, primarily, set themselves up as the resident expert in such matters. But when it comes down to it, the weight of the decision lies with Holy Mother Church.

      If you are going to call into question decisions made by the Church to, in your own words, "canonize," Esther in the 16th century, then one could potentially make the argument that that is merely a variation what the Protestants did saying the Church went off the rails in the 15th or 16th century and it was up to THEM to "correct" HER. It sounds very much like you are "correcting" St. Bonaventure to me, I'm sorry to say, Maurice. Do not get me wrong. I have GREAT respect for your scholarship, your intellect, etc etc - BUT...I suggest, as a merely humble fellow Catholic lay FEMALE that you are dangerously treading the line here. I support the vast majority of your thoughts and writings and opinions on your blog. You have vastly educated me on many things. BUT...you...and other people in the "traditionalist" community on down the line - cannot take the mantle of infallibility upon their shoulders. That belongs to the True Vicar of Christ alone and unfortunately the LONG vacancy we've had has resulted, again, in WAY too many people, especially well read, well educated Catholics, who feel the vacuum, and are trying to supplant for that vacuum.

      As for me and myself, I will SERVE and BELIEVE what the CHURCH taught on the matter, and I certainly, again, do not consider myself above any decisions of Holy Mother Church - the TRUE Church - even those made in the 16th century.

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  9. What sad is the Vatican 2 sect & it's invalid Presbyter's are able to trick ppl like my father.(he made his first communion in 1949 before any of the changes) He can't believe or accept that I attend a Catholic church "not in communion with Rome."The little crypto in this article is a sick joke. (Mr.Paul Nicholson)

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  10. No faculties. All gone.

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    1. What happened? He went dark and erased all his internet presence.

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    2. Wow, thanks for bringing it to our attention. His blog is gone, his video are gone, his public facebook is also gone... Did he shut these down? Or did Mr. Voris?

      his google page is still up
      https://plus.google.com/118223008308742244969/posts

      as is his personal facebook page
      https://www.facebook.com/paul.nicholson.96592

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    3. I don't know who shut it down. Somebody said on twitter that he was called back to his diocese by his bishop. Perhaps he has been disciplined, hence the above "no faculties" comment?

      https://twitter.com/pelfreypages/status/758404015478702080

      I suspect E. Michael Jones' latest book has something to do with this...

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    4. LOL, maybe Francis appointed ‘Ash’ Nicholson to be an assistant to the coming future personal prelature of the SSPX?

      Most likely Voris and Niles complained to the authorities about the book.

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