And I find that when you lay out the facts, as it were, reality sheds light on the situation and shows you that over-arching truth. You don’t have to be a logician or fountain of information. Just a simple set of essential facts set in the context of over-arching laws and principles will get’r done.
I think all this applies to the case of Fr. Stanley Rother (RIP) of Okemah, Oklahoma, now raised to the altars as Blessed Rother.
Laying Out the Facts:
Here’s the facts that enter my visual field about Blessed Rother. He was from a simple, down-to-earth state. He specialized in farming. He was ordained a priest after Vatican II. He is almost always depicted wearing lay clothes and a rainbow stole. The modernists use images like that of priests to represent a Conciliar ideology of the Catholic priesthood—priests being ordained principally to serve the issues of social justice. Those are facts.
He served Hispanics and died for them. Today Oklahoma is one of the main states with a large population of illegal immigrants, where the two Catholic Dioceses here oppose the Republican policy of strict immigration law enforcement in Oklahoma. The US bishops--including the Okie bishops—support a progressive policy that is widely tolerant of illegal immigration. Their policy runs contrary to President Trump’s policy. Those are just facts.
The same exact year that Fr. Rother is finally raised to the altars as an American Saint, Donald Trump becomes President, representing a populist, nationalist movement that is ultra-conservative about immigration policy. Trump is building The Wall. Pope Francis objected to building Walls. Archbishop Coackley of Oklahoma City is on record saying he thought the Beatification was fast-tracked because Fr. Rother represented to Pope Francis his vision of the “New Evangelization.”
Oh, and Pope Francis is from Latin America. He was elected to better represent South America. The plot thickens. There are quite a few priests lately in South America, and around the world, killed, whose death might be defined as “martyrdom,” but none of them are being beatified or canonized that I’ve heard of.
Just the killed priest from Oklahoma, just one state north of the US-Mexico border. If you are an illegal immigrant coming in through Texas north, you go straight into or through Oklahoma. All those are obvious facts.
What else? A common opinion among traditionalists is that post-Vatican II Catholics beatified or canonized are done so for political reasons, more than because of the three parts of what makes a saint--heroic virtue/penance/orthodoxy. Their canonizations are considered canonizations of the ever evolving Conciliar Reform/Theological World View.
Connecting the Dots:
Those are 25 Facts I listed about Blessed Rother. I mean, can’t we connect the dots? Hello. Using just some simple logic and basic Catholic common sense?
Here goes. Conclusion: the pattern suggests that under the pontificate of Pope Francis, Fr. Rother is being manipulated as a Political Symbol of a progressive policy in favor of illegal immigration, of Hispanics Fr. Rother served, from South America, across the US border into North America.
Fr. Rother was chosen because he was from Oklahoma where today illegal immigration of Hispanics is front stage, and basically supported by the Oklahoma bishops. God bless our Okie bishops, but I think those are established realities.
Summary: Yes, Fr. Rother died knowing he was on a Hit List because he was a Catholic priest serving the poor of Guatemala, which, according to the Vatican met the definition of martyrdom, making him a saint. However, aren’t all the facts closely correlated enough to strongly suggest that the “Media Version of Blessed Rother” is being used by modernists in the Church to promote a progressive policy about immigration of Hispanics in South America, to the US? That his Beatification this year of 2017 is partly a political statement against President Trump’s immigration policy?
I'm not certain. But it does seem probable. All the facts align pretty well, like the stars and planets of the constellation Virgo. Time will tell, how the Rainbow-stole version of Blessed Rother is marketed and used in American church politics.
And I’m wondering if I’m the only person on the web making this connection? Maybe it helps I was raised Catholic here in Oklahoma and for decades have heard and seen the Rainbow-stole version of Fr. Rother.
Let me know what you think in the Comm box below.
Blessed Stanley Rother, pray for us!