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Pull up a chair in the living room. The dishes are done, and nobody had too many cocktails (yet). Let's talk about life, the Catholic faith, history, and just about anything else. Your host, John B. Manos, interviews guests on topics, has regular show guests, and an occasional news update.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Pull up a chair in the living room. The dishes are done, and nobody had too many cocktails (yet). Let's talk about life, the Catholic faith, history, and just about anything else. Your host, John B. Manos, interviews guests on topics, has regular show guests, and an occasional news update.

    BFP We Are Being Gamed by the Synod

    BFP We Are Being Gamed by the Synod

    Last episode, we discussed game theory but never got to the point of it.  Now, we discuss that the Vatican had hired McKinsey & Co to "modernize communications".  McKinsey uses game theory to help their clients find the best path to navigate a market and uses consensus management to help companies move from point A to point B through competition and diverse market forces, especially to overcome reasonable criticism.  Well, that's what we see happening in the Synod.  We discuss the USCCB Synod Synthesis and see that we really are being gamed!







    Cover of the USCCB Synod Synthesis with Annotations pointing out the Deliberately Traditional and Non-AmChurch Parish shown







    Chapter Markers:







    00:00 - Start







    00:40 - We're Being Gamed with a McKinsey & Co Word Salad Consensus Management Synod







    03:29 - McKinsey and Company Uses Game Theory to Evaluate Best Options for a Business to Navigate threats and manage progress







    04:25 - Vatican hired McKinsey to MODERNIZE COMMUNICATIONS (think how Woke Shows Treat their audiences)







    05:22 - Modern Communications Disqualify Reasonable Criticism By Ad Hominem (hate speech, etc)







    05:40 - Traditionalists were Disqualified by Tradiones Custodes -- Eliminated all Trad opinions 







    07:28 - The USCCB document - Even the Picture on the Front is Misleading







    08:38 - Modernists Live on Word Salads







    09:11 - Brothers and Sisters?  Shouldn't that be "They/Them"? No - this document is meant for YOU, not them







    10:44 - The Title is a wreck (and already incorrect)







    11:46 - "On behalf of us all"?  Who?  All of them versus little you. (the psychology of Delphi Consensus Management)







    13:29 - "Writing Teams" The whole thing is highly filtered communications







    14:36 - The Psychological Game of BIG NUMBERS and Exagerrated extent imply No Stone Left Unturned







    16:18 - 700,000?  were they even Catholic?  Who participated?







    17:32 - They were "deeply grateful" -- i.e. you should be grateful and accept this massive effort without critical analysis of it







    18:49 - Forcing you to accept the "Spirit of openness"?







    20:04 - The "argumentative" and scary strawman that YOU are.  They had to ignore you because you are mean and scary.







    20:53 - Up to no good?  When Crooks Feel Safe...







    21:23 - "transformed by listening" -- See, YOU are not transformed because you aren't "open"







    22:14 - Should you be open to Every Faith Journey? Is every faith journey valid?







    23:24 - Hallmark Gives Better and More relevant Platitudes







    Image from the USCCB Report showing a hand with a heart and "support for one another is essential..."







    23:54 - Enhancing "participation" - Everybody gets a trophy, Everyone is special, especially those in error







    25:10 - Obstacles to Communion?  They aren't talking about mortal sin...  they mean orthodox doctrine







    25:48 - Polarization -- like pro-abortion politicians?







    26:09 - Receiving "Eucharist" brings more "solidarity with the poor???"







    27:33 - Suggestions on "Building Communion Around Holy Communion"?  wait, what?







    28:13 - Welcoming means eliminating repentance?  Oh, wait -- it means YOU shut your mouth

    • 1 hr 10 min
    BFP The Church Mess Today is Deja Vu

    BFP The Church Mess Today is Deja Vu

    Let's sit down and chat about this mess today, and how we've come to the end of the modernist climb and marxist normalization of the Church. The "listening church" of synodality appears to be nothing more than an enactment of Richard McBrien's Catholicism.  How the shock cycle of media today seems to feed the balkanization of Catholics, the use of "defending the pope" as brown shirts, the calumnies used to marginalize Catholics that just want to be left alone, the weaponized petitions, and how it all started.  Voices of the battles of the 80's had better analysis, but today's voices seem to miss a lot.  Much of the harshest things we hear about today were done already by American Bishops decades ago, back then there was recourse to Rome...  but what's different today is Rome isn't listening.  Our Lady told us at Akita...

    • 53 min
    BFP: Liturgical Battlefield: Are You a Victim or Combatant?

    BFP: Liturgical Battlefield: Are You a Victim or Combatant?

    Pope Francis is reported to have said that we should not make a battlefield of the liturgy.  Because he complains of Catholics hanging on to outdated things and old ideas, it is like he is saying that people who want a united and sacred liturgy (traditionalists or trads) disrupt the purpose of liturgy...  who are the real combatants?  why is this deja vu?  and what did Father H****n say we can do about it?

    • 51 min
    Akita and Fatima: Priests Must Be Nicodemus Today

    Akita and Fatima: Priests Must Be Nicodemus Today

    Jesus hated compromised clergy and look this week at what they did to Him. As promised last time, this episode we discuss the Third Secret of Fatima in light of the situation in the Church today. Good priests and Bishops must tow the party line (or suffer the consequences) while those under kompromat are advanced. It is like the Gospels of Palm Sunday where the people - under the pressure of the compromised clergy of the Scribes and Pharisees go from "Hosanna" to "Crucify Him". Also discussed are how the laity are turned against Vigano and Schneider, who each have legitimate questions, but are pushed to the margins like Nicodemus. The Scribes and Pharisees of then are like the soldiers in the Church today that force good priests and bishops to be quiet or get sent away. Our Lady's remedy as well.

    • 51 min
    BFP – The Consecration is Nice But Not What Our Lady Asks of Us Today

    BFP – The Consecration is Nice But Not What Our Lady Asks of Us Today

    This past Friday, on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Pope Francis performed a Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. While this is a laudable act, is it what Our Lady Asks of us today? Looking at the second secret of Fatima itself, actual history, and the message of Akita, it appears that we are not doing what she wants... and we are paying for it. We'll hear what priests said of the consecration before Gruner ever spr

    • 46 min
    BFP Parish Closings! Codependant Chickens Come Home to Cincinnati

    BFP Parish Closings! Codependant Chickens Come Home to Cincinnati

    Cincinnati’s past ignoring heterodoxy and heresy have caught up to it as Archbishop Schnurr rolls out a PR consultant led “Beacons of Light” crisis communications program designed to steer public opinion, but there is a much better (and far cheaper) way he could be fixing the problem instead of papering it over.

    • 52 min

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