RAYMOND ARROYO



RAYMOND ARROYO

THE CATHOLIC TRUMPET PROPAGANDIST


1— EWTN Host And Catholic Propoganda Arm —  

2— Meets Laura Ingraham —  

3— In A Joint Effort Of Douchbags And Scumbags  Working Together On Fox   —   

The News host Laura Ingraham  ( La Douchbaga)  is facing backlash by applauding as she announced that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, had tested positive for COVID-19.   A real lowlife commentary.  She better hope I don’t write her obituary, it won’t be pleasant.

She appeared on her show with the other self indulgent Maximus  Extremious Raymond Arroyo  who is an American author, journalist, and producer.  He is/was  the news director and lead anchor of EWTN News, the news propoganda division of the Eternal Word Television Network,  the Catholic station for the brain-washed for many years .   Wha? This is not possible, thats like Howdy Doody and Morticia getting married!

  • He is creator and host of the news program The World Over Live, his version and author of the Will Wilder series for young readers. 
  • In addition to its television network, EWTN owns the National Catholic Register newspaper, which it acquired in January 2011, and Catholic News Agency  — 
  • He is a frequent presenter to The Ingraham Angle on Fox News Channel, which entitles him to full membership in the Scumbags of the USA club.

Lately Catholicism Has Gone Off The Rails —  Besides all their pedophiles and sexual indiscretions, others in the papacy have gone off the rails in embarrssing circumstance.   I said it before “ Many of the Holy have big Holes in their stories.

POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT XVI has broken six years of relative silence with the release of an outspoken letter on the clergy sex abuse scandal. Benedict's analysis differs significantly from that of his successor, Pope Francis, and thus leaves the world's Catholics with contrasting papal perspectives on the greatest crisis facing Roman Catholicism today.

ROME—The last thing most people will now remember about Pope Benedict XVI is not likely his legacy as head of the Roman Catholic Church or his historic resignation in 2013. 

Thanks to an investigation conducted by the German law firm Westpfahl Spilker Wastl, it is likely going to be that before he became pontiff, Joseph Ratzinger knowingly allowed rampant clerical sex abuse to continue when he was head of the Munich diocese. “During  Ratzinger’s time in office, there were abuse cases happening,” 

Martin Pusch, who headed the investigation ordered by the German church, told reporters. “In those cases, those priests continued their work without sanctions. The church did not do anything.”

That global systemic sex abuse at the hands of priests went on unchecked for decades is well known by now. The German church had found that more than 3,600 victims had been raped and sexually abused by priests between 1946 and 2014, which led to the report.

In his 6,000-word essay, published Thursday in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, witan English translation by the Catholic News Agency, Benedict blames the epidemic of clergy sex abuse largely on a collapse of moral standards in the 1960s and the subsequent failure of Catholic leaders to uphold traditional church teaching. 


More great deeds from POPE-LAND  What happened to Fr Francis Mary of EWTN?   Oooops!   Stone, formerly known as Father Francis Mary Stone when he hosted the TV show "Life on the Rock," was suspended from his religious order and placed on long-term leave of absence at EWTN after it became known he had fathered the child. ... Stone was arrested in 2013 and charged with sexual abuse of a minor under 12.

Back to the Bitch of Bullsh*t:  Laura The right-wing media personality did so during a segment of her show called “Positively Boosted” on Monday, in which she mockingly highlights vaccinated public figures who have contracted the virus.   She of course fails to mention these people are far less likely to be hospitalized or die, or that she is vaccinated.


Ingrahams Family —  Back to the bastion of bitching  — Critics, including her own brother, reacted with disgust.“My sister’s malevolence gives the term ‘schadenfreude’ a whole new dimension. And did that cross around her neck get in the way of her clapping?! 

Just curious,” wrote Curtis Ingraham.  James Martin, a prominent Jesuit priest, observed that Laura Ingraham is often described as someone who favors “Christian values.”  “But the last time I checked, we’re supposed to love our enemies, not celebrate when they get sick. Jesus had compassion for the sick; he didn’t laugh at them. Not sure when hate become a Christian value,” he tweeted.

Ingraham has persistently embraced and promoted vaccine skepticism on her prime-time Fox News program, “Ingraham Angle.” Her “Positively Boosted” segment Monday failed to note that, though vaccinated people can test positive, being immunized significantly reduces the chances of becoming severely ill from the virus.


PAPAL POO-POO  —  EWTN's iconic host, Raymond Arroyo, no longer even makes any attempt to appear balanced when discussing the church. If his guest is an ally, he displays no inquisitiveness in his interviews.


  • This is not a news program anymore but simply a propaganda arm of the anti-Francis, pro-Trump Catholic brigade.  Last week's show was especially bad. First up was a segment with the "papal posse" — conservative writer Robert Royal and Fr. Gerald Murray — about the Washington appointment of Archbishop Wilton Gregory. Royal said that this appointment amounts to "Cardinal Wuerl by other means" and said he did not see this shift as a changing of the page. 

  • Arroyo said a Washington Catholic said the appointment amounted to "business as usual." Murray said Gregory needed to find out what happened in the McCarrick case, although there is nothing in the Washington archives that would explain how McCarrick came to be appointed to Washington.

  • Later in the segment, Arroyo brought up Pope Francis' comments on the death penalty during a press conference on the plane back from Morocco. Murray said: “ This is an extremely serious problem, Raymond, the pope does not have the power to change the teaching of the church … that the death penalty is moral in some cases.” 

  • He said that if Hitler has been executed it would have been a good thing.  Note to Murray: When you invoke Nazi analogies, you have almost always lost your argument. Arroyo suggested the death penalty allows people to get their soul in order before death.

  • Then the posse moved on to criticize the pope because of his defense of migrants, and Arroyo noted that in Europe, the people are not in agreement with the pope, a criterion never introduced during the pontificate of John Paul II on, say, the issue of contraception. He echoed the kind of nationalistic impulses that we hear from right-wing politicians here in the U.S. and in Europe.

  • So, it was no surprise that the next guess was former White House aide and Trump confidant Steve Bannon. Arroyo began by quoting what the pope said about building walls to keep out migrants in the post-Morocco presser, and those who build them.  Bannon said, "I've got a problem, not with the dogma, or the theology, but he has been after the populist, nationalist sovereignty movement since he became pope. … 

  • He takes the side of the globalists, the Macron's of the world, the Merkel's of the world in every situation." When Arroyo said the pope would say he is merely applying church teaching, Bannon complained the pope was taking sides and that if he wanted to apply church teaching he should be talking about "sovereignty and subsidiarity."

  • It is hard watching this not to conclude that Bannon does not know the first thing about Catholic social teaching. Sovereignty is not a central concept in Catholic social teaching compared to, say, the universal destination of goods, which puts certain and clear moral limits on assertions of sovereignty at the expense of the common good and human decency.

  • Similarly, what does subsidiarity have to do with immigration issues? Bannon names some populist leaders and notes that they were elected by their people to address these issues. OK, but what does that have to do with subsidiarity?

  • Only in Bannon's crimped moral vision does opposition to right-wing populism make one necessarily a supporter of globalism, if by globalist you mean a commitment to neoliberal economics. Francis is the leading opponent of neoliberalism on the world stage, and he enjoyed that status before Trump became president or Matteo Salvini became deputy prime minister in Italy. He will enjoy it long after they depart the political stage, God willing. Francis, in a long line of Catholic teaching that stretches back to Pope Pius XI's condemnation of the "poisoned spring" of libertarianism, does not, and could not as pope, support neoliberal economics, but he also could not as pope endorse the hateful, bigoted world view of Bannon, Trump and others. 

  • I do not know about anyone else, but the fact that Bannon is so critical of Pope Francis only makes me love the Holy Father even more.   

  • The conversation turned to China and the revival of a Committee on the Present Danger of which Bannon is a part. The former advisor asserts that China is an "existential threat" to the U.S. and they wish to become a new hegemon, that this has long been evident in their economic policies and now in their cyber-warfare efforts, and slides into a condemnation of the Vatican's agreement with the Chinese government that unified the two wings of the Catholic faith in that vast country. Bannon describes Retired Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen as "the holiest man in Asia," which might well be the case, but how would Bannon know?

  • People can debate the wisdom of the China deal from here to eternity. But, arguing that President Xi is "more radical than Mao Zedong" is the kind of excessive claim that undermines Bannon's argument. Bannon is not speaking to reason. He is speaking to "the deplorables," as he still refers to them, and soon enough is talking about J.D. Vance, "the great sociologist," and his book Hillbilly Elegy, and he defends Trump's trade talks with China, and says President Xi Jinping pursues "predatory capitalism" and the Catholics in China are the most saintly people in the world, and the Chinese will dominate advanced manufacturing, and he speaks so fast, and brings in so many references, that it is like watching the verbal equivalent of pinball. You want to shout "Tilt" at the TV screen. It is easy to see how this man could mesmerize Donald Trump as effectively as Rasputin mesmerized the Empress Alexandra.

  • Bannon discussed the sex abuse crisis — "leave the theology aside, leave the dogma aside" — and predicted the Catholic Church would be liquidated financially in the years ahead as the federal government pursues Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, investigations. He said the only remedy was for the laity to step up, "conservative Catholics and progressives, leave your politics aside," and essentially take over all administrative functions of the church. It is worrisome to see him parrot the talking points of the Napa Institute so effectively. And, like them, his constant invocations to "leave aside" important tradition and convictions makes me think that he is the kind of zealot who thinks anyone who disagrees with him must have bad motives or some kind of invincible ignorance, so clear is the truth of his worldview. Such zeal is profoundly dangerous.PAPAL
05/24/2022