Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Most Catholic Horror Story



Welcome to another addition of The Most Catholic and just in time for Halloween (which should be called All Hallows but that's another post) I've decided to look at what I think is the most Catholic horror story.
I know what you're thinking and no…it is NOT The Exorcist! Yes, that has Catholic elements, but for all the wrong reasons.
Besides, that's from the 70's and is therefore dated. The one I'm talking about came out in 1992 and is a period piece:

That's right: Dracula is a more pro-Catholic film than The Exorcist. I'll start off with some obvious reasons why and then move on to some from the novel. As the saying goes:

You may not have noticed it, but your mind did.

1. Vampires are repelled by holy water, something found in no other branch of Christianity except Catholicism.

2. Jonathan Harker is handed a crucifix and this proves more effective than a plain cross.

3. What is a vampire? It's a creature that feeds on blood but has no real life in it, a clear perversion of the Real Presence.

4. Speaking of the Real Presence, Van Helsing uses a communion Host to remove Dracula's influence on Mina.

5. When Jonathan is talking to Dracula about the Count's property purchases, one of them is a place called Carfax Abbey. For those who aren't familiar with the term, an abbey is a building where monks or nuns live. Given later on we learn the abbey is used as a hiding place for Dracula during the day, we're left to assume the abbey is not in use anymore. 
In other words, a location used for people to live in common in the spirit of Jesus is now being used by a solitary being who shuns the light.

6. As Jonathan first travels to the castle, one of the villagers points out they're getting ready to celebrate St Georges Day; St George is known as the Dragon Slayer.

7. Jonathan at first dismisses any Catholic elements he comes across but in more than one spot, his Anglicanism doesn't do anything to stop the vampires.

8. Though not mentioned in the movie, Van Helsing is himself a Catholic and is the only one with any idea of what's going on.

9. Mina, an Irish woman (thus Catholic) winds up being the big hero, as she is the one who delivers the death blow to Dracula.

10. Don't think that's significant? Consider this: Van Helsing refers to Mina as "the star of the sea". This title is given to the Virgin Mary, who is the one who directly fights the devil in Revelation. 

This is just for starters and even if you want to watch it just for the sake of watching it, you can't deny the cathartic value in slaying the darkness.a darkness brought about from renouncing God and leading to the idiocy of atheism.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Catholics Get Halloween Back: Satanism



Continuing the series about Halloween, I present a video about Satanism. Normally, I would not touch on this, except much like in Detroit, a satanic temple is opening in my home city.

Yes I will protest it and make sure it's shut down, so consider this a warning for your own home town:

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Catholics Get Halloween Back: Ouija Boards



Welcome to the first in a series this month in getting Halloween back to the way it was before all the commercialization and co-opting from paganism.

This is a variation of a special Michael Voris of put together for his old show the One True Faith about something you don't think off the top of your head when it comes to this time of year but it needs to be addressed all the same.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

One Glorious Day



Friday, October 2, 2015




Before we go any further, quick disclosure:

I was planning on having a whole series dedicated to how the Catholic Church views death and the afterlife, but because of the shooting in Oregon, and the predictable nonsense that always follows, I'm going to hold off on it and address these notions in the hopes they will be put to rest once and for all.

1. Asking for more gun laws? Pointless and stupid.

Chief reason? More laws don't matter to criminals because they don't obey them anyway.

2. Shootings like this are society's fault? Since when?

Do you see any court putting society on trial when these happen? Of course you don't. You see the defendant, i.e. an individual person, being charged.

3. We have laws that say cars have to have seat belts. So what?

Seat belts existed in cars LONG before the laws were ever written. Besides, the Constitution doesn't say you have the right to own a car, but it does say you have the right to own a gun.

4. We need reasonable gun laws? According to whose reason?

It wouldn't surprise me at all that the gun used was legally purchased and he did pass all required background checks. What more do you want?

5.  More gun-free zones? See #1.

The fact remains the harder you make it for people to get a gun, the more you put guns in criminal hands. Furthermore, it has since been revealed the shooter targeted people who were Christians.

When was the last time you heard of Christians killing someone for being atheist?

Trick question: that doesn't happen!!

6. There is one interesting fact all these shooters seem to have in common.

And that is at one point in their lives they took psychotropic drugs,  also known as Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors. These are used to treat depression and anxiety disorders and go by names like Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil and Lexapro.
No surprise here: they are also predominantly given to boys more than girls. 

So more control over people's lives, more freedoms taken away, and more drugs all while trying to shift the blame to other people…sounds like the typical atheist playbook to me.

Luckily, there is a Twitter hashtag that I encourage people to re-tweet:#yesimachristian.