Traddery remembers the only thing that matters to them: themselves.
Here is a truly appalling and self-involved piece over at 1 Peter 5 that confirms why CRISIS!!!!!! would acquire the site (as they just did): so it can stop pretending to be about anything but what it always was: weaponization of MAGA Catholicism against the Faith and the Holy Father and the attempted transformation of the Church into a wholly-owned subsidiary of the GOP and the rich who own it.
It is a piece that is breathtaking in its selfishness, narcissism, incoherence, and self-pity as it hits the trifecta:
- Rationalizing the mass murder of Japanese innocents (including, by the way, unborn and infants since abortion in the service of flag-hugging, star-spangled patriotism is peach with the Cult):
“The purpose of this first nuclear attack in history was to expedite the end of World War ll and save the lives of potentially thousands of Allied soldiers and civilians.”
(This lie, while popular civic piety with MAGA Catholics, is contradicted by a host of military figures from the Second World War, as well as by the Church, which calls it a “crime against man and God”.)
- Insulting the Blessed Virgin with the suggestion that her blessing was on this war crime
“Japan surrendered to the Allies six days after the bombing of Nagasaki, thus bringing an end to World War II. The date? It was August 15, the feast of Our Lady’s Assumption into Heaven.”
- And, of course, likening the sufferings of butt-hurt comfy white Trads living the life of Reilly with the agonies Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
“Seventy-six years later, on the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, another bomb, this time of a spiritual nature, would explode on the world: Traditionis Custodes.
It is striking to note how many commentators have described the document in military terms: ‘bombshell decree,’ ‘all-out assault,’ ‘a nuclear weapon,’ ‘Act of War.’ McGill University professor, Douglas Farrow said in First Things, ‘Francis, himself, seems to have weaponized the Latin Mass in the very act of suppressing it.'(Italics mine)
In these historic times let us confidently turn to Our Lady and never forget: ‘She is fearsome as an army drawn up for battle.’”
Every time Trads open their mouths about Francis’ motu proprio that told bishops “If Trads are being selfish and disruptive pains in the neck in your diocese, you are perfectly free to tell them they can’t celebrate the Tridentine Rite anymore” they go out of their way to demonstrate why the Holy Father has every reason to regard them as stunningly self-absorbed, lacking basic human empathy skills, and behaving like hostile, selfish, wilful children. To look at Hiroshima and come away with that conclusion has to win some kind of award for tin-eared narcissism.
Meanwhile, may the Transfigured Lord hear our prayer for the dead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and for mercy for every deluded soul who still tries to justify the mass murder of innocents.