Sunday, July 12, 2020

Three Acts Of Persecution In The US - What We Must Do

On Saturday July11 2020, we saw three acts of arson against Catholic establishments.  The first happened in Ocala Florida when a man crashed his vehicle into Queen of Peace Catholic Church, then proceeded to light a fire with parishioners inside.  He then led the police on a chase and was apprehended.  This news page identifies the perpetrator as Steven Shields.  He is a white man.  If he had committed that crime against a black church, you may rest assured that riots would be ongoing even now.  However, the mainstream media's attitude is rather blase about it.  We have yet to learn a motive.

Across the country in California, the San Gabriel Mission Church was set ablaze.  It's an historical landmark at least 200 years old.  The roof is destroyed.  Because of the backlash of late against mission churches (alleging racism) the fire is under federal investigation.

That evening, in Dorcester Massachussetts, a statue of the Blessed Mother was set on fire.  Local police are investigating that as arson.

So that's three Catholic institutions in one day.  This has all the smell of a coordinated campaign.  Just last week Catholics were defending a statue of King St Louis IX against antifa and blm marauders.

Protestant establishments have also been targeted.  Recall that the historic St John's Church across from the White House was vandalized.  We hear also of Grace Baptist Church in Troy NY where mobs tried to block people from entering.

Below Taylor Marshall speaks of the first two incidents.  I think at the time he recorded this, the Massachusetts arson had not yet happened.  He talks of what he calls the three stages of persecution and describes these incidents quite well.  The persecution is real and I've no bones saying that those who deny its reality sin by their attempts to deceive themselves and each other with false comfort.  At the end, he suggests eight actions, some of them requiring men to take the lead.  Listen the whole way through and, as he suggested, please make news of these incidents go viral.  Our politically correct mainstream media will downplay them.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Elrich's Snitch-Ambassadors Vindictive Wrath Against Businesses

A few days ago, the Grille at Flower Hill (in Gaithersburg) announced on its facebook page that they would not adhere to the draconian mask regulations.  Predictably, that aroused the ire of the Democrat demagogues that run Montgomery County MD and County Executive Marc Elrich put out this spiel.  It would have done Hitler and Stalin proud.  As I listened, I could almost hear nazi-esque goose step marching with military drums in the background.

At the 1:05 mark, did you catch the part about "business ambassadors"?  Why should I believe these goons are any different than the dictators' minions who would routinely barge into a home or shop, demanding papers and looking for any deviations from the dictates of the overlord in charge?  Elrich states that the "goal" of the "ambassadors" is to "help" businesses comply - and heaven help them if they don't.  Then the tyranical hammer of tyranny will come down heavy and often.  At 1:40 he says "most businesses have chosen to be appreciative".  That's rather telling language, isn't it?  They either appreciate assistance or they don't.  Elrich seems to be inadvertently admitting that most businesses are indeed chafing under his so-called "ambassadors".  But for those who still imagine that they live in a free country, he has this to say.  "Since they would not accept the help of the ambassadors and would not comply with the guidelines, we closed those businesses down."  And a hearty "seig heil!" to you, Mr County Executive!   The Grille was one of the businesses that felt the iron fist of the tyrants.

He then segues into some $14M of public assistance for businesses impacted by Covid.  Just where does he think that money will come from?  Hint!  If you live in Montgomery County, look in the mirror!  Don't have a job?  You'll be taxed anyway!  

Hey, Marc!  I've got a better idea!  Let the businesses open up, with no governmental fetters!  Then they won't need your assistance!  Or do you want them dependent on government?  You progressives are becoming more and more transparent about your goals and mindsets.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Role Of Modernism In Today's Malaise

Last Friday, Michael Hichborn gave an online address regarding the heresy of modernism.  Pope St Pius X and Pope Leo XIII repeatedly warned against that poison.  It has found its way into the thinking of Catholics, many of them well-meaning.  I'd suggest a careful listen, particularly to my friends involved in charismatic circles, as I once was.  The over-emphasis on subjective experience was one trait of that movement that eventually led me to part ways with it.  (In the video, take note starting at 37:15.)  Even so, I didn't realize how insidious it is, until I heard Hichborn's reasonings.

Genesis of modernism is materialism.  For the modernist/materialist, science takes precedence over Church Teaching.  If there is a conflict (real or perceived) between science and Church teaching, then they will attempt to alter Church teaching to conform with their take on scientific pronouncements.  What is perceived by the senses informs their adherence to Teachings.

With their focus on the "here and now" (because eternity is beyond the realm of science), we understand the basis of the erroneous focus of most of the "social justice" activists in the Church on their various issues, while denying the right to life of the unborn and the serious nature of sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments.

Hichborn recommends (and held up) a book called "A Catechism of Modernism".  The author is Father J.B. Lemius.  It is available on Amazon.  The encyclical of Pope St Pius X can be found here.

Please watch all the way through.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Archbishop Lori Panders To BLM Thug Fans

First, thank you to the commenter in my previous post for alerting me to this disgusting situation.  How did Lori accomplish this latest debacle?  By retaining a BLM supporter in an official capacity.

LifeSiteNews has quite an expose of Howard Ross's activities and affiliations that show him to be quite antithetical to the Catholic faith.  He founded a "consulting" company called Udarta (cited in Archbishop Lori's announcement linked below).  Both Ross and Udarta are headquartered in Silver Spring, MD (a cesspool of new-age progressivism).  What I think the LifeSiteNews piece may have overlooked is Ross's New Age connections.  For instance, both he and his wife were speakers at an event (probably online) called the "Truth and Reconciliation Weekend".  It occurred the weekend of July 4-5, just wrapping up as I type this.  Looking down the list, one gets the impression that Ross is one of the few non-Indian people speaking.  The list of talks is rife with Buddhism.  We also see nonsense about "the 13th fairy" and "chakras" and "the goddess within me".  You get the drift.

Here is the official announcement of this appointment from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  Earlier, when I came across these deplorable announcements, I wondered how the Church could retain such individuals in spite of their chequered pasts.  Now I realize that the corrupt Church hierarchy retains these individuals because of their scandalous histories.

To my readers within the Archdiocese of Baltimore, you have yet another reason why you should not drop one penney towards archdiocesan collections.  Moreover, please try to discover if and how you can shield any parochial donations from archdiocesan assessments.

Friday, July 3, 2020

A Courageous Priest And His Craven Bishop

Father Theodore Rothrock of St Elizabeth Seton Church in the Diocese of Lafayette (IN) correctly identified Black Lives Matters rioters as "thieves, bandits, maggots, parasites".  The poor little snowflakes got their noses put out of joint.  Bishop Timothy Doherty ordered Father to "clarify" his remarks and apologize.  He apologized, but in light of BLM's own website, his original remarks were already accurate and crystal-clear.

However, that wasn't enough for a leftist front bunch called Carmel Against Racial Injustice.  They wanted Rothrock to be suspended.  Doherty, like a good little minion, obeyed them and suspended Father Rothrock.  Would Father have been suspended if he had spoken of the Ku Klux Klan or some neo-nazi group?  Somehow I think not.

Meanwhile, in New York City, Father Rick Walsh in St Paul the Apostle offered his own (?) "homily".  He declared that "Jesus is lesbian, queer, transgender" etc.  To my knowledge, Walsh has faced no official sanction of any sort from Cardinal Dolan.

By the way, scroll down until you get to OSP's statement on the death penalty.  Therein lies the perfect illustration of the leftists' whole purpose in trying to change Church teaching on the death penalty.  They know that if they can insinuate into the thinking of Catholics that if one facet of Church teaching can be altered, why not other facets, particularly those dealing with sexual morality?  The truth is either all of God's teachings are immutable, or none of them are.  God's teachings are immutable because He Himself is immutable.  His thoughts do not change.  They have always been perfect, in no need of so-called "evolution".  The death penalty is admissable in some cases of criminal conduct.  Under no circumstances is homosexual conduct allowed.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Pope Francis, Assisted By Ex-Cardinal McCarrick, Literally Sold the Chinese Catholic Church To Destruction

Several years ago it was quite apparent that the Vatican, with direction of Pope Francis and deal-brokering by former Cardinal McCarrick, abdicated its responsibility to select bishops who would truly look after Chinese Catholics.  At the time, it wasn't clear just what the Vatican hoped to gain by selling the Chinese Catholics down the river.  In retrospect, we, at least I, failed to consider the most logical and obvious motive of them all - money to the tune of $2billion per year.  I post now a report from Church Militant giving more details.

A few days ago President Trump signed into law the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, designed to combat human rights violations in Red China.  Consider that Pope Francis and Theodore McCarrick paved the way for the multiplication of human rights abuses for the price of $2 billion.  Small wonder why God has sent judgment upon us.  Pray and intercede for God's mercy - and cut off contributions to the dioceses and the USCCB.

Archbishop Gregory's Freudian Slip, Tobin Allowing LGTB Mass

LifeSiteNews alerts us that when Archbishop Gregory tried to link the pro-life movement with the BLM version of "racial justice", that he uttered a major blooper. He opined that a person's human dignity begins at birth.  To his dubious credit, he at least allows that, as opposed to VA governor Northam, who favors allowing born babies to die if they survive abortion attempts.  However, from bishops, we'd expect that they would acknowledge that our personhood and dignity starts the moment that our father's sprem fertilized our mother's ovum.

Archbishop Gregory's like-minded colleague, Cardinal Joseph "nighty-night-baby" Tobin again allowed Our Lady of Grace Church in Hoboken NJ to conduct a sacrilegious "LGTB pride mass".  I have blogged quite a bit on Tobin's aiding and abetting the gay-perverted lifestyle, along with his own keeping of a gay male "actor" in his rectory.

Like pesky flies these scandals just don't stop bombarding us.  I and others reiterate these to keep in mind that these events are not how the Church is to be led.  They are serious aberations, not to be accepted but to be denounced and protested.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Cathoic Charities CEO Botches Incarnation, Supports BLM

(HT - One Mad Mom)

Here we have the CEO of Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington outright saying that because he is a white person, he is a racist, and then links his alleged "racism" with the fact that he is white.  Well, the automatic linkage of "racism" to Caucasian heritage is itself racist, so I will concede his own self-diagnosis.  Then comes the theological pronouncement at the 2:30 mark, when he says "our Catholic faith tradition was built on the premise that a baby born in a manger in the middle east was a white baby".  And to think that for over two thousand years, the Apostles, evangelists, Doctors of the Church, saints, etc got it all wrong, thinking that Jesus was God incarnate, without that toxic whiteness dawning on them even for an instant!  Silly bumpkins, we are!  How did western civilization ever survive without the sage wisdom of Rob McCann?

Then his states that "Catholic Charites supports Black Lives Matter" at the 5:00 mark.  Please check out the video linked in the previous post, where a BLM founder acknowledges the Marxist underpinnings of the BLM.  For that matter, check out BLM's own webpage.

I would think that not only Catholic Charities is supporting a Marxist, violence-spewing organization that is Black Lives Matter, but so is the rest of the vipers' den that is the USCCB.  Watch the video below.

A note to Catholic Charities trolls: any thoughts you have towards taking down this embarrassment of a video are understandable, albeit dishonest.  Don't bother, we've archived it, and any removal will only incriminate you further as conniving fools.

Some Interesting Interviews

A few days ago, Raymond Arroyo interviewed President Trump on the White House porch, touching on a number of topics.  Salient points are discussed.  One objection that I have to his to-date lack of intervention in the rioting and mayhem is that he did say he would invoke the Insurrection Act.  Why has he not done so?  I for one hold bluffing to be unacceptable; one must be true to their word at all costs.

Also interviewed was Patresse Cullers, one of the founders of Black Lives Matter.  The embedded video catches her in clearly stating that she and her comrades are marxist-trained.

So now we have solid basis to hold that the CHAZ-CHOP-whatever takeover of Seattle is a Marxist insurrection, done with the permission, if not cooperation, of the leftwing government of both Seattle and the State of Washington.  There is violence in that compound.  Now that one victim has died because the BLM and Antifa brats wouldn't let ambulances get to him, the mayor is talking of ending their little orgy.  We'll see if she follows through or if she was simply trying to put on a tough face.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Progressive Bishops Continue To Mow Down Faithful Priests And Laity

Many of the nation's bishops have adopted two golden calves as objects of worship.  These two are: 1) the normalization and even exaltation of every manner of sexual perversion and 2) all attempts by Antifa, Black Lives Matter, etc to erase every vestige of western culture and, by extension, Christianity.  Many years ago when my eyes were just opening up to the evils plaguing society, I thought the bishops were just being timid when they did not lead the charge against these evils.  Now I realize, to my sadness, that they are in fact actively defending and even promoting these evils, often with swift ruthlessness.

I certainly saw it in my own parish during Lent of 2012, when Father Marcel Guarnizo was swiftly ejected from the Archdiocese of Washington for refusing Holy Communion to a flaming lesbian.  Cardinal Wuerl and then-Auxiliary Bishop Knestout didn't even put on the pretense of an investigation.  The summarily expelled him.  In light of more recent revelations concering both Cardinal Wuerl and then-Cardinal McCarrick, who still resided in the ADW at the time, I wonder if they were trying to prevent an expose of their own antics.

Errant prelates still continue to punish the priests in their charge who are actually acting like priests.

Father Daniel Maloney was chaplain at Massachusetts Institute of Technology when he openly questioned the wisdom of making a de facto martyr out of George Floyd, and if racism really was a factor in his murder.  I too have been raising that question.  The video leaves little room for doubt that Floyd was murdered.  However, not all murders are motivated by racism.  Was his?  Maybe, maybe not.  The prudent, rational course of action would be to await a professional, thorough investigation into the incident before pronouncing judgment, one way or the other.  For daring to question what is obviously the politically correct stance on the matter, Cardinal Sean O'Malley committed a sin of rash judgment against Father Maloney in rebuking him and "asking" - ordering - his resignation.  One Mad Mom posted the entirety of the "offending" email in her piece.  Read it.  Where, oh where, is the offense in that?  The comments section of her piece is also worth a read.

Let's shift attention to Texas and to Father Clay Hunt, who serves as chaplain for the prison ministry of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.  He is being punished for reaffirming the church's teachings on homosexuality.  Bexar County officials issued a proclamation recognizing June 29, 2019 as "Pride is Bigger Than Texas Day".  Father Hunt publicly called them out for contradicting God's commands.  Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller has removed Father's faculties to offer public Mass.  Father Hun't sister is trying to raise funds via gofundme for a canonical lawyer to defend him.

Now let's go to Lexington, Kentucky where Bishop John Stowe is celebrating "gay pride month" and actually apologized for the Church's obedience to Jesus Christ regarding the intrinsic evil of homosexuality.  Yes, he really said that and the video is embedded in the LifeSiteNews piece.  This is clearly a blind shepherd leading blind sinners to hell.  Giving comfort to mortal sinners as they commit mortal sin is itself seriously sinful.  We saw the same thing with Archbishop Gregory when he went on record praising the dissident group Fortunate Families.

By the way - if the name "Stowe" and "Kentucky" rings a bell, it's for good reason.  He is one of the Kentucky bishops who attacked the Covington boys after they were accosted by the activist.   He's also affiliated with the Association of US Catholic Priests, an organized cabal of dissident clergy.

Stowe is affiliated with a bunch called "Association of US Catholic Priests", AUSCP for short.  As you can see from their web page, those initials might as well stand for "American Union of Socialist Catholic Priests".  Look at their pet causes: racism, climate change, death penalty, women priests,etc.  Odd!  I see nothing regarding the death penalty for unborn infants!  By the way, watch that video featuring Fr McAleenan.  Yes, he is a priest despite manner of dress.  Frankly, I think it's just as well that these progressives don't wear clerics for they certainly don't talk as real priests.  He admits that the younger priests aren't enthralled with the "social gospel", owing to the influence of Pope Francis' two most recent predecessors.  But according to McAleenan, Jesus' mission was all about "healing" and "being registered to vote", yada-yada, nothing about redemption from sin, eternal salvation, sacraments, etc.  Of course they are trash-talking Archbishop Vigano.

Church Militant highlighted one good bishop this week, Bishop Daniel Thomas of Toledo.  He formalized the excommunication of Beverly Bingle, who went through a mock ordination and is now pretending to offer bogus "sacraments".  She is being coddled by AUSCP.  AUSCP is headquartered in Thomas' diocese.  He is warning his priests and the Catholics in his diocese to stay away from AUSCP.

I know there are some who think the nation's bishops were simply playing the cowards in the face of governmental orders to cut off their congregations from sacramental graces.  Truth be told, I think those orders fit in quite nicely with their attempts to remake the Church into an arm of the New World Order.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Carhart Sent Two Women To Hospital From Bethesda In May 2020

When Leroy Carhart was butchering moms and babies in Germantown, sending at least eight of them to the hospital via ambulance, killing one of them (Jennifer Morbelli) I  quipped that perhaps the condo association should arrange for a private parking space in front of Carhart's location to accomodate the parade of ambulances.

He left Germantown and went into Wildwood Shopping Center in Bethesda.  It's a very convenient location for him, very close to the I495 and I270 interchanges.   A month after he opened (and his opening was illegal), an ambulance was seen outside of that office building, transporting yet another botched-abortion victim to the hospital.

In that last link, I asked a question about a hypothetical "ambulance 2".  It is hypothetical no longer.  Operation Rescue learned that in May 2020 (last month), there were two separate incidents where women were taken by ambulance to the hospital.  Mind you, these are the only ones of which we know.  We aren't there at all times so there might well have been more.

When I said "hospital", I meant Shady Grove in Rockville MD.  When he was in Germantown, it made sense for him to send his victims to Shady Grove, for that was the closest hospital for Germantown.  However, from the Wildwood area in Bethesda, Suburban Hospital is literally a few miles down the road.  Why didn't he send the women there?  There's more to that than meets the eye.

I'm also rather alarmed that the frequency of these incidents seems to be resuming old patterns.  Why?  I'm not even going to ask the question of how the locals can tolerate this literal bloodletting.  This is lower Montgomery County, a hotbed of progressivism and hostility to any sense of morality.   When we as a society can be so blase in the face of such crimes, I wonder why God hasn't sent plagues upon us more severe than covid and the riots?

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

CHAZ Or Mommy's Basement?

As many of us heard by now, a bunch of antifa-blm-whatever spoiled-brat thugs descended upon a six-block section of Seattle, setting up their own pseudo-nation.  They call it "Capital Hill Autonomous Zone", or CHAZ for brevity.  They were assisted by the bubble-headed mayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkan, who likened it to a "summer of love" (her words).  She ordered the police who were stationed in that area to leave the station, effectively throwing them under the bus.

This bunch has set up walls and "check-points".  Hey!  If nothing else, those twerps are learning that borders actually serve a purpose!

But reality is starting to hit some of these refugees from Mommy's basement!  I don't know how many of them actually worked one day of their lives, but they seem rather unacquainted with the concept of earning a living and that the necessities of life don't just magically appear at one's beck and call.  You want something?  You pay for it!  That means one must work in order to earn the money to pay for needed items.  That seems like a logical concept to most sane adults, but that reality seems to be crashing upon the Chaz-dwellers' pipe dreams.

Get a load of this.  One starry-eyed individual left their tent for a while.  When he/she came back, they found their tent raided, with laptop, $400 cash and supplies gone.  "Welcome to communism, it is good, suck it up" was the reply they got.

I wonder if the Chaz grand poobahs would consider murder to be an "unplanned demise"?  But I digress!

Now that "time's up" is on the receiving end of the politically correct crap, what is his/her minset now?   Will he/she wake up, smell the coffee and perhaps grow up a bit?

Others are sending out pleas for free goodies.  To wit:

The hubris evinced by Abby Brown is laughable.  Perhaps she never heard that beggars can't be choosers.  Anyone who really needs water does not get persnickety about the precse brand or flavor of it.  Perhaps it's just satire.  I hope so, for I'd hate to think someone is that dense.  I truly hope that no one is so stupid as to pamper these overgrown brats.

The flow of supplies, if any, should be halted and then the sadder and hopefully wiser marauders will sheepishly come out of there to seek out campus safe spaces or their mothers' basements.  The local government could accelerate that process by cutting off water and electricity to that area.  The poor dears wouldn't be able to recharge their smart phones!  The horror!

At some point this farce must end.  The president has stated that he will do so if the mayor and governor refuse to do so.  I call upon him to please stop the dilly-dallying and get on with it.  There are innocent people paying the price for these shenanigans; for their sake - and to prevent any similar stunts in the future - real law and order must be restored and the perpetrators punished NOW.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Dissident Composer David Haas Terminated By GIA Over Credible Sex Abuse Allegations

Four years ago I wrote of serious problems concerning David Haas, a fairly popular "katholyc" composer.  As you see in the comments section of that post, quite the discussion ensued.  His music was published in GIA Publications - until recently.

GIA suspended their relationship with Haas, as allegations of sexual misconduct were resported against him.  Apparently the number of allegations is still growing.  See this post from GIA's facebook wall for more details.

It appears that we have an example of the principle, "lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivandi".  Someone who holds beliefs at variance with God's revealed truth will most likely live their lives in disobedience to those truths.

GIA is suspending their relationship with Haas.  I strongly suggest that all Catholic music directors remove Haas' works from their repertoires.  They should also be mindful of the composers' obedience (or lack thereof) to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

A Covid Silver Lining - Gay Pride Debaucheries Canceled

in previous posts I have written of some small benefits to the corona shutdown; see here, here, here.  Now in this month of June, we are blessedly aware of another.  June has been the month when sexual deviants have flaunted their various perversities in their so-called "gay pride parades".  They chose June because the warm weather would allow them to engage in all manners of undress as they simulated perverse acts on their parade floats.

This year, many cities will be spared that pollution, thanks to the corona virus.  We see on many of the gay sites that they have canceled their public orgies in fear of the corona virus.  That's rather understandable, given that many of the HIV-positive among them will have compromised immune systems.

We pray that one day these people and their sympathizers (especially those in the Catholic hierarchy) will come to fear God  at least as much as they fear the covid virus.

Friday, June 12, 2020

CCHD Helping To Foment Riots

Now that all the thugs and hoodlums have returned to their mommies' basements (or converged on Seattle) and the cleanup has begun, let us take a hard look at a cabal that seems to have taken the lead in organizing these riots.  And yes, they were organized and fomented.  We turn our attention to a bunch called Black Lives Matter.

They are an organization, with their own website.  Please take a look at what they believe, in their own words.  Their beliefs are (in their own words):
  • "all black lives matter, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity"  Here they made quite the Freudian slip, differentiating between "actual" and "perceived", they admit that "perceived" can be a denial of reality
  • "dismantle cis-gender privilege
  • "disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure"  The welfare state beat them to that.  Anyone with a scintillia of common sense understands that children without their fathers in the home are more likely to live in poverty, fall into crime, etc.
  • "queer-affirming network"
There is no mention at all of addressing the real problems of impovershed people (and not just black): high crime, dependence on government, denigration of marriage, drugs, etc.  In fact, some of those so-called "beliefs" and "goals" would only exacerbate their problems.

If you detect a bit of put-down of men in reading their beliefs, you are not imaging things.  BLM was founded by three feminists.  IMHO, no self-respecting man can go along with this crap or he will earn the title "hen-pecked".

Mass Resistance has some more history on this outfit, worth a read.  They delve more into the sordid alliances in which BLM is embroiled.  All these progressive organizations intertwine with each other.  We see that addressed in this LifeSiteNew article.  Regrettably, one of those "social justice grifters" is the US Catholic hierarchy.  Didn't we see that made manifest by the disgraceful actions of the archbishop of Washington DC?  Check out my three previous posts.

A key goal of the BLM crowd is the abolition of local police departments.  Sadly, some liberal loony politicians are glomming onto this; the Minneapolis City Council and NYC Mayor DiBlasion come immediately to mind.  So just who do these politicians think they will call, should someone be breaking into their homes?

Michael Hichborn of Lepanto now brings us the revelation that another arm of the US Catholic hierchy is aiding and abetting the BLM ilk, particularly in finances.  Yes, it's the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).  He has gathered and presented evidence that CCHD is funding organizations calling for the killing of police officers and fomenting riots just as we saw last week.  Doing some quick arithmetic as I read through the artilce, riot-fomenting groups have received a total of over $1M of Catholic dollars.  Several people have been murdered in last week's riots, some precisely because they were police officers.  The money that CCHD sent to these violent groups implicates them in those murders.  The CCHD has blood on its hands.  Moreover, anyone who contributes to the CCHD, with knowledge of these donations, also must answer for the mayhem and murder of these past few days.

It will do no good to ask CCHD to reconsider their grant practices.  They were founded by allies of Saul Alinsky for the express purpose of diverting Catholic dollars to seditious and atheistic organizations.  We simply must stop giving to CCHD.  I stopped decades ago.  This CCHD beast needs to be starved of cash.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Caught In A Lie?

On Tuesday, Archbishop Gregory stated that he found it "baffling and reprehensible" that President Trump was keeping his commitment to visit the JP II shrine.  He was shocked - just shocked! - you see?

Well, now comes the revelation that several days prior to the visit, the White House invited the Archbishop to join the president at the shrine.  Gregory declined, stating that he had prior commitments.  The CNA link quotes other sources as stating that Gregory didn't learn of the visit until the prior evening.

So how is it that Gregory declined an invitation to an event, but then claimed to be baffled that the event occurred?  Inquiring minds would like to know!

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Absp Gregory To Force Priests To Protest Trump Tomorrow

When I posted my previous piece about the "prayer service", I did not have complete information.  Church Militant has inside sources that DC Archbishop Gregory is ordering his priests to join in a protest of our president under the guise of a "prayer service"..  CM has obtained copies of the communications, both to the priests and to the local Knights of Columbus.  This is beyond reprehensible.

Can anyone go for a counter-protest tomorrow?  It starts at 11:00 am at Lafayette Park.  I frankly hope that many priests won't show.  What Gregory is doing to them is a crime.

In case you haven't seen this on other sources, see this LifeSiteNews piece containing an open letter to President Trump from Archbishop Vigano.  I hope that Archbishop Vigano is right in supposing that good people are in the majority in this country.  In any event, they have got to wake up and slough off their apathy to events beyond their narrow worlds.

I will also post a video from a young courageous priest.  He and Vigano are two of the lights shining in clerical darknes..

Archbishop Gregory Praying For The Soul Of America?

A commenter on my open letter to Archbishop Gregory informs us all that he plans to hold a prayer service in Lafayette Park tomorow (Mon June 8) to "pray for George Floyd's soul and the soul of America".  I hope this doesn't turn into a de facto canonization of George Floyd.  As unjust his death was, Floyd by no means lived a virtuous life, so prayers for his repose would be very much needed.

But other people were murdered too over this past week.  In addition to the people mentioned in my open letter, there was also an elderly couple, Paul and Lidia Marino, who were ambushed while visiting their son's grave.  Also murdered in an ambush was Santa Cruz Deputy Damon Guttzwiller as he and another deputy were investigating a van with guns and bomb-making materials.

There are also the wounded.  NYPD officer Jean Pierre was stabbed in the neck by looters; fortunately thy missed a major artery or else he'd be dead.  The FBI is investigating this as terrorism. Perhaps its worth noting that Pierre and other victims of the rioting are blacks.  Do their black lives matter?

Other blacks have found their lives work ruined.  Korboi Balla, a Minneapolis firefigher, saved to build a bar burned to the ground.  In the north part of the city, Trevon Ellis watched his barber shop burn down.  Lucy Hosley in Manhattan had her deli looted and ransacked.  In Detroit, Roderick Reynolds saw his family's home and his work truck go on in flames.  Archbishop Gregory, do their black lives matter?

Praying for the soul of America is well and good.  However, our priests and bishops need to drive out from its midst the filth of pandering to gay agendas and the coddling of pro-abortion personalities.  They need to foreswear socialism in all its thin disguises; that means chucking the "social justice gospel" into the dung heap.  If Archbishop Gregory wants to yap and yammer about "white privilege", how in hades does he explain his own position as Archbishop of the Nation's Capital?

Friday, June 5, 2020

More To The Riots Than Meets The Eye

Some food for thought by Michael Hichborn.  It is well worth your time to watch this, to connect some much-needed dots.

An Open Letter To Archbishop Gregory

Archbishop Gregory, since you claim to be about eliminating racism and attacks on minorities, I am sure you would like to say some words on these deaths.  There are the murders of Patrick Underwood and of David Dorn.  Both of these victims were black gentlemen killed in the course of the riots.  Oh, wait!  They were both police officers murdered by the BLM hooligans, so perhaps that doesn't quite fit your narrative!

In Las Vegas, a 29-yr-old Greek American police officer was shot in the head.  He is on life support at the moment.  Does he register a blip on your radar screen, Your Excellency?   Probably not because he's a white cop.  I suspect you'd also hold in disdain the 50 Secret Service officers who were injured this past weekend as "peaceful" thugs marauded near the White House, not too far from your own residence.  Mind you, I'd be delighted to be proven wrong; you can do that if you'd like.

George Floyd wasn't the only black man abused by rogue cops.  In Jackson MS a few weeks ago, a police officer pinned a young black man to a car with hands around his throat.  Bystanders implored the cop to let him go as he was having trouble breathing.  Except for local media, this has not received any attention as did the Floyd situation.  Do you care about that, Your Excellency?  But there's teensy little difference, isn't there?  In Jackson, the brute police officer is black.  It appears, Your Excellency, that you and too many of your brother bishops are only concerned about violence if it's white-on-black.  If the violence is black-on-white or black-on-black, I think you couldn't care less.

This blog joins many other voices in condemning your criticism of the President as he was in the process of protecting our religious freedoms during a time of great mayhem.  Fox News has made note of that (even if other mainstream media turn a blind eye).  The blogger One Mad Mom finds it "reprehensible" that you are our bishop (to use your own language).  Archbishop Vigano opines that your reckless posturing and criticism of the President shows you to be a "false shepherd".  To be frank, you are behaving like one.

I will end my letter, Your Excellency, with an article that suggests what might have been more appropriate to come from you, given both the President's role and your own as Archbishop of the Nations's Capital: a condemnation of the riots, a call to repentance and return to the One True Church, preaching against sins against the Sixth Commandment and abortion.

To my other readers: embedded in that last link is a petition to ask Archbishop Gregory to apologize to President Trump and the Knights of Columbus. Please sign it and spread it around.  Uphold these men in prayer.  But until our bishops start acting like men of God, withhold all financial contributions.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Archbishop Gregory's Disgraceful Hissy-Snit-Fit Today

Yesterday President Trump went to historic St John's church in DC, just a short walk from the White House.  He went a day after rioters tried to set it ablaze.  All sorts of religious (?) leaders were appalled - not at the wanton attempt to destroy a church with historical significance, but that President Trump actually visited the church.  In fact, "bishop" Mariann Budde was shocked - shocked! - that police used tear gas and rubber bullets to clear away the peaceful little arsonists from the church.  She sniffed that Trump didn't give her the "courtesy" of advance notice.  Did she utter the same complaint at those who set fire to the church?

An open note to Ms Budde - Honey, all pretenses aside, you ain't no bishop!  Perhaps it doesn't occur to you that all that nasty tear gas is why St John's is still standing?  But if you really are concerned about the poor little thugs, why not invite them to wreak havoc at the National Cathedral?  I'd bet they would have a blast - in more ways than one!

But onto today's scandalous behavior by Archbishop Wilton Gregory.  A visit by President Trump to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine today had been schedule a while ago as a prelude to his signing of an executive order regarding religious freedom.  The president adhered to that schedule, giving Gregory a lame excuse to launch into a display of faux-indignation.  In it he decries the dispersal of the thugs from St John, implying that the late John Paul II would condone the destruction wreaked by the rioters.  Nowhere in Gregory's tirade did I detect one word of rebuke for the thugs who brought about much destruction and yes, murder, in these past few days.  In fact, we hear little from the bishops in terms of denouncing these events - aside from their politically correct pabulum about racism.  George Neumayr has a piece on this matter that deserves reading.

By the way - if there is any silver lining to the cloud of the rioting it is that they have made plain to all the world that the covid-19 shutdown and "social distancing" was just a cheap sham.  Did you see or hear any governmental nannies reproach those mobs for "failing to social-distance"?  Neither did I.

Murder Of George Floyd

Last week, on Memorial Day in Minneapolis, four police officers used excessive force on Goerge Floyd, causing his death.  Floyd was on the ground.  At one point, three officers had their knees on him.  Derek Chauvin had his knee on Floyd's neck.  This lasted for almost 10 minutes.  The police relented only when paramedics showed up.  Floyd was later pronounced dead.

There is much video on the internet.  Given the reckless attitude evinced by Chauvin, as he stares into one of the cell phone cameras, hands in pockets while kneeling on Floyd's neck, no one can doubt that he knew what he was doing.  The four oficers were fired and Chauvin was arrested on charges of manslaughter and third-degree murder.  I do not know if Minnesota recognizes depraved-heart murder as second or third degree murder.

There is some talk of Floyd and Chauvin working for the same club last year, so it's quite possible that they knew each other.  Both Chauvin and Tou Thao (one of the other officers) have both been subjects of internal investigations through the years.   Right away we know now that while racism may have been a factor in this murder, that has not been definitively proven.  In the facts just stated, including the possibility of Chauvin and Floyd being acquainted from previous employment, we can surmise other motives as well.

However, the politically correct knee-jerk reaction is to cry "RACISM!" before there has been one hearing on this matter.  Sadly, but predictably, the USCCB, the Archdiocese of Washington and the Archdiocese of Baltimore have hopped on the politically correct bandwagon.  Here's another one from the USCCB.  Notice how both say they are distressed to see another video of a black man being killed?  Why did they feel it necessary to specify a black man?  Would they have been less distressed if the victim were white?  Here's a "case-in-point".  The meme is incorrect; the woman's name is Justine Damond.  She too was murdered by a Minneapolis cop.  I did not learn of her until I saw the picture on Facebook.  Why didn't I hear of her before?  Where was the public outcry for her?  When did the nation's bishops wax mournful over her?  For that matter, are the bishops going to pay this gentleman any attention?

Mayhem is happening all over the country, and not as spontaneously as some might like to pretend.  One rioter in fact is asking questions - such as, why are pallets of bricks mysteriously appearing at protest locations?  They do come in quite handy when looking for something to hurl through a shop or car window!  Might it be these folks?  One of their flyers was found in the streets during an outbreak in Baltimore.

If some of the rioters go to trial, they will need lawyers.  They need never fear, for two liberally-trained lawyers were operating right beside them, supplying the rioters with molotov cocktails and other explosives.  These lawyers are in custody now; whether or not they'll serve jail time remains to be seen.  They should at least be disbarred - however, there are the Clintons and Obamas so, oh never mind!

Tucker Carlson has stated that the mainstream meda are fanning the flames of this mob violence.  I regret that for the most part, so are the US bishops.  If you read that article about this "friends of democracy" bunch, you'll see talk of "friendly law enforcement" and other covert allies.  Many police departments are standing down; might they (or at least high officials) be in cahoots with the thugs?  President Trump said he would deploy troops and National Guards to do what local police can't (or won't) do, utilizing the Insurrection Act.

I will have more to say on the bishops in my next post, for Archbishop Gregory disgraced himself big time on June 2.

Friday, May 29, 2020

We Are Not Out Of The Woods By A Long Shot

My previous post detailed how Howard County's dictates would effectively forbid Mass - or make it illegal.  Well, it seems that common sense prevailed for Howard County withdrew that order today.

In Montgomery County, Mark Elrich loosened the chains slightly  He held a press conference outside today, I think in Rockville, where he announced that the county would implement "phase one" effective Monday June 1st.  Watch the entire video in the WJLA piece.  He is catching some well-deserved flack.  One might say it's rude behavior, but consider that those people have lost jobs, livlihoods, savings, etc, and all for jackbooted posturing.  I salute that lady who held that sign up.

The would-be demagogues need to see that we won't take their tyranny sitting down - or at least many of us are prepared to fight to live as free people.  Below is a video done by a woman who sat in on "contact tracing" training and who issues a stark warning.  We must continue to be vigilant, espeically against this HB 6666 - and watch our phones!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Howard County MD Dictating Religious Practices

As mentioned in the previous post, most of Maryland is starting to open up, with the exception of Montgomery County.  Masses will start to happen, although the restrictions on them remain draconian.  However, the executive of Howard County, Calvin Ball, is still flexing his inner tyrant.  He has forbidden the consumption of food and drink during services.  In a valid Mass, the priest must consume the Host and the Sacred Blood.  If that doesn't happen, the Mass isn't licit.

Archbishop Lori has weighed in.  He has "serious concerns".  I should hope so.  Now what is he prepared to do about it?  Might I suggest he look to his brother bishops in Minnesota?  Many churches across the country are prepared to defy their local overlords.  WIth the exception of the Minnesota bishops, I don't know of any other Catholic clergy who are exhibiting anywhere near the courage and resolve of their protestant counterparts.

We have the fullness of Faith.  We have the Sacraments.  I would ask why don't all our prelates display some spinal fortitude, but readers of this blog (and others) can surmise why.

Montgomery County MD Slides Further Down The Cesspool

There's talk that the corona virus has awakened more interest in home schooling.  Since March much of the nation has had no choice in the matter since schools were closed.  When I first heard that public schools were closed, I wasn't that heartbroken for we are all well aware that public schools, by and large, have devolved into brainwashing centers that aim to turn out mind-numb, amoral cogs for the machine of the New World Order.

Thanks to Activist Mommy, we learn that a school district will start a series on LGBTQ+  studies!  The students don't learn their history (just the warped version leading them to despise their heritage), no civics or life skills, barely literate, but they just have to learn the "culture of LGBTQ"!  And where, oh where, is this pioneering district located?  Montgomery County, Maryland, of course!  That bastion of all things progressive and dumbed-down!

It was Montgomery County MD that was one of the first localities that tried to implement a NARAL-concocted scheme to shut down pro-life pregnancy centers (and had their behinds handed to them in court).  They've led the charge to force transgender "rights" down our throats and to have us fund the lawbreaking of illegal aliens. Late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart set up shop here because this county is so hospitable to baby-killers.

In other news, the State of Maryland is starting to crawl out from corona shut-down - except for one county.  Guess which one?

Monday, May 25, 2020

Marshall: Freemasons Praise Pope Francis

The document to which Marshall refers, that is the occasion for the acolades from the Masons, is the "Document On Human Fraternity And Living Together" that Pope Francis signed with an Islamic leader last year.  That link takes you to the document as published on the Vatican's website.  A little more than halfway down is the statement "the diversity of religions..are willed by God".  Anyone involved in the crafting, signing and promulgation of this document, containing this heresy, has committed the sin of idolatry.  Given the work and deliberation that went into this mess, we must consider that the conditionf for mortal sin are present.

The "new world order" and the "one religion" goals are desired by Masons.  Marshall cites the Catholic faith as an obstacle to these goals.  He doesn't mention another obstacle that the Masons might wish to eliminate - the United States.  Oh, yes, many in high places are masons, but the bulk of ordinary citizens are not.  Even though they have been largely corrupted by sins of excess and impurity, there remains just enough sense of history that must be neutralized.  Hence we see, during this corona panic, the undermining of constitutional rule of law and the brainwashing of the populace into blindly accepting the dictates of whoever happens to be holding political office.  They have already succeeded to a large extent, but not completely yet.  The shuttering of churches, economic and social lives is part and parcel of the attempt to extinguish the sense of who we are as a nation.  This scenario is being repeated in most of the countries that comprise western civilization.  We have been divorced from our own spiritual and civic heritage.  When - if - we emerge from this, we have much damage control to accomplish - both in learning our national traditions but more importantly in rediscovering what Our Lord require of us and His Church.

Again, to establish the New World Order, its would-be architects understand that western civilization, with its Christian underpinnings, must be obliterated.  Even some honest atheiests understand the unbreakable link between western civiliation and Christianity.  More and more of them are beginning to understand that if Christianity is marginalized, the moral underpinnings behind civilization will likewise vanish, leaving behind a resurence of barbarism and anarchy in its wake. As you read that, notice they had no praise at all for Islam.  Unless Pope Francis is a complete idiot - and I don't believe he is - he is aware and complicit in all this.  It's interesting that the pope fancies himself to be modeled after St Francis.  However, the five Franciscan protomartyrs were martyred for preaching Christianity to Muslims.  They must be aghast at the pope's capitulation to the Muslins with the document cited above.

The masks are falling off the perpetrators.  But are the scales falling off enough eyes?

Sunday, May 24, 2020

A Courageous Priest Rebukes Derelict Bishops

Now that the president has told the tyranical governors to stand down, our bishops have no more excuses.  They should heed the words of this priest and remember that they are shepherds of souls first and foremost.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Trump Orders Governors To Stop Hindering Places Of Worship

Today the president acknowledged that churches, synagogues, mosques are "essential" and ordered governors to cease their lockdowns of worship.  He further added that if they fail to do so, that he will override them.   In Maryland, I don't know how that will pan out, since Hogan has largely punted that question to the counties.

Isn't it a sad commentary on the faith (or lack thereof) of our bishops when a civil leader understands the importance of prayer to God but the bishops exhibit, at best, a blase attitude towards worship of God?  The Minnesota bishops and some Protestants are a happy exception to that mindset, but their numbers are few and far between.

Even now, the left is working to undermine Trump's defense of freedom of religion.  I will post now a screenshot of a post by dissident Fr James Martin.

Just look at the first two sentences of the screed and notice the logical disconnect.  He is deiberately twisting the meaning of Trump's words to the governors to imply that Trump is ordering the churches to reopen.  Nothing of the sort is happening.  Churches may well believe that they should remain closed.  No one is forcing them to open.  But by the same token, the First Amendment prohibits government from forcing them to shutter.  That is what Trump is addressing.  Either Martin has some problems with basic reading comprehension or he's being disingenuous.  Let's cut to the chase; it's the latter and he just got caught with his hand in the cookie jar on that one.

So either the govenrors will remember that they are sworn to uphold the United States Constitution (refer to First and Fourteenth Amendments), or President Trump will protect US citizens from overbearing governors and local bureaucrats.  Once that happens, we will hold the bishops' feet to the fire.  Bishop Schneider had some choice words for those withholding the Sacraments, calling them "fake shepherds".  He couldn't be more correct.  Those words apply to Archbishops Gregory and Lori in my locality.  I'm just thankful that there are pockets of sanity in my area, but again I'm looking at several hours on the road because our prelates fear Hogan, Bowser, and Northam more than God.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Minnesota Bishops Defy Governor's Tyranny, Open Masses

Minnesota's bishops announced today that they are permitting parishes in their six dioceses to reopen this coming weekend.  They noted that the 10-person limit impacts only religious gatherings and thus is inherently discrimatory. 

Pray that other bishops will find their backbones and insist upon their right to see to the spiritual needs of their flocks.

Covid, New Age, New World Order

All over the United States, the would-be Gestapo chieftans are unmasking themselves.  They no longer pretend to be interested in their oaths of office.
  • Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced that those who will not "cooperate" with his corona-tracer goons will not be allowed to leave their homes.
  • In Los Angeles, if "non-essential businesses" refuse to close, Mayor Eric Garcetti will order that their water and electricity be shut off.  I suspect abortion mills are exempt.
  • In Louisville, KY, if someone who has been in contacct with a covid-positive person refuses to stay home, he or she will have to wear an ankle monitor and will be criminally charged if he or she leaves the house again.  That is to say that if one has the audacity to live their life without fear, he/she can expect to be treated as would be a convicted sex offender.  And yes, Kentucky has a snitch site.
  • The CDC is recommending that newborns be separated from their mothers and even isolated from others if the mother is suspected of having the covid virus.  To isolate a newborn is to inflict devastating psychological on the infant, and certainly would disrupt the bonding that needs to occur after birth.
So are all of these actions designed to "protect the citizens", OR, are they designed to punish those who won't blindly follow the dicates of increasingly tyrannical governmental officials?  I think the latter.  Moreover, I think there is design afoot to alienate today's Americans from their own national heritage, their families, and knowledge of their God-given rights as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

Catholics all over the world have been subject to this systematic attempt to erase from their consciousness their Catholic history, dogmas, Sacraments and ultimately their knowledge of Jesus Christ Himself.   That's why Holy Mass has been banalized into a sappy and insipid feel-good jamboree.  That's why Catholic education has been inundated with politically correct mantras while stripped of the teaching of the Catechism.  Most recently, we have seen bishops outdo the civil authorities in the denying of the Sacraments to the faithful, heretically alleging that physical health is just as important (if not more so) than spiritual health.  Recall too how a week or so ago, the pope, for "fraternity" was urging pagans to pray to their demon-idols to free us of covid.

Archbishop Vigano recently retierated the warnings given in the appeal that he and many other Catholics have signed to warn of the dangers of the so-called "new world order".  Consider that this "new world order" can only occur if citizens of individual countries are brain-washed into disregarding their own national heritage and even adherence to the One True Faith

Atrocities such as the ones described above continue to be hurled at us - not only from would-be tyrants but also faithless prelates.  Connect the dots.  We are being told that we should jettison our heritage, both as Catholics and US citizens, on the arbitrary say-so of governmental dictators.  Government knows best, you see?  Not faithful Catholics, not US citizens, for they are just sheeple!  We are being primed and prepared to swallow the New Age, New World Order.  I don't know what frightens me more - the agents of the police state, or the dumbed down people who are actually clamoring for task-masters to put nooses around their necks.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Some Covid Humor

I just saw this and couldn't pass it up!

Red Rose Rescue In Washington DC Thursday May 14 2020

In the eyes of civil government, churches are deemed "non-essential" and are closed by unconstitutional dictatorial fiat.  Meanwhile, the baby-slaughter business is considered "essential".  The babies would take exception, and God certainly does.  Atrocities such as this are some of the reasons why God has allowed this corona scourge to afflict us.  The pro-life activists that you see in this clip (and others like them) stand in the breach as did Moses and Aaron to intercede, to stand in the gap, with their intercessions and works of mercy.

Not only do I encourage you to pray for an end to abortion, but to get yourself in front of the killing centers and be a witness for life.  The time is long past (if ever it existed) when we can sit on the sidelines and pretend that this isn't our problem.  We will all stand before God as He judges us at our death.  How will we answer Him?

Thursday, May 14, 2020

From The Frying Pan To The Fire

On Wednesday, May 13, Governor Hogan announced the rescinding of some of his unconstitutional dictates.  Under limited conditions will some of Maryland businesses remain free of jack-booted behavior from local police.  These dictates should never have been laid upon us in the first place; I will not call them law for they themselves are unlawful in that they fly in the face of the United States Constitution, the highest civil law in this country.

Church services are free to resume at 50% capacity.  For many churches, that means they can resume as they had been, owing to the previous drop-off of attendance.  Of area Catholic dioceses, I am only aware of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston that will offer public Masses commencing the weekend of May 23-24.   The Archdiocese of Baltimore will start offering public Masses the weekend of May 30-31.  They will now cease their denial of the Sacraments of Penance and Extreme Unction.  Below is a video by Archbishop Lori as he announces the "protocols".  He will not hinder Comunion on the tongue.  More commentary under the video.

The Archdiocese of Washington remains without a public Mass.  Much of the Maryland portion of the diocese is within Montgomery and Prince George's counties.  Both those county executives are now playing the dictators and keeping civic life under the jack-boot.  I don't know what Archbishop Gregory is doing about Charles and Calvert counties, nor do I know the mndsets of those local governments.

Meanwhile, from the Vatican came a call to engage in world-wide idolatry.  They called upon people "of all religious affiliations" to pray and fast for an end to the covid pandemic.  People were encouraged to pray "according to the teachings of their religion, faith or sect".  Folks, not only would this be rank idolatry on our part, but the Vatican - and the Pope - are telling pagans that they should worship their demon-idols.  I wonder what the Vatican would say if those "teachings" mandated human sacrifice?

I believe we are undergoing this pandemic because of various idolatries and sins against the One True God.  So the pope shuts the churches, forbids priests to administer the sacraments and now goes so far as to advocate all-out idolatry?  Do they have any common sense?  Do they have a scintilla of belief in Our Lord Jesus Christ?

We'd better pray and speak out the truth, lest the next chastisement from God makes this current one look like a cake walk.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

HR 6666 - Covid Is New World Order Excuse To Control Us Via Tracing

I will preface this with some warnings, the reasons for which will be clear in the presentation.
  • Do NOT submit to "testing" unless obviously sick with symptoms.
  • Do NOT allow any "tracers" into your home.
  • Do NOT download any tracing apps to your phones.
Now I present the video, with important information following.

The bill to which Weston refers is HR 6666.  Here it is, as posted on Congress' web site.  Below is the text of that bill.  My colleague at Les Femmes posted it too, with pertinent points highlighted, so I'll just borrow her text.

Obviously what should be added to the list above is to tell your representative that you oppose this bill and they should also vote to oppose it.  We should all also contact the House Energy and Commerce Committee for that is where its initial hearings are being conducted.

H.R 6666 
2d Session

To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID–19, and related activities such as contact tracing, through mobile health units and, as necessary, at individuals’ residences, and for other purposes.

May 1, 2020

Mr. Rush (for himself, Ms. Barragán, Ms. Bass, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Correa, Mr. Cuellar, Ms. DeGette, Mrs. Demings, Mr. Gonzalez of Texas, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Hastings, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Higgins of New York, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Khanna, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. Lynch, Ms. McCollum, Ms. Moore, Ms. Norton, Mr. Payne, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Rouda, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Sires, Mr. Soto, Ms. Tlaib, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Van Drew, Ms. Velázquez, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, and Mrs. Napolitano) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID–19, and related activities such as contact tracing, through mobile health units and, as necessary, at individuals’ residences, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


This Act may be cited as the “COVID–19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act”.


(a) In General.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, may award grants to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID–19, to trace and monitor the contacts of infected individuals, and to support the quarantine of such contacts, through—

(1) mobile health units; and 
(2) as necessary, testing individuals and providing individuals with services related to testing and quarantine at their residences.
(b) Permissible Uses Of Funds.—A grant recipient under this section may use the grant funds, in support of the activities described in subsection 
(1) to hire, train, compensate, and pay the expenses of individuals; and

(2) to purchase personal protective equipment and other supplies.
(c) Priority.—In selecting grant recipients under this section, the Secretary shall give priority to—
(1) applicants proposing to conduct activities funded under this section in hot spots and medically underserved communities; and

(2) applicants that agree, in hiring individuals to carry out activities funded under this section, to hire residents of the area or community where the activities will primarily occur, with higher priority among applicants described in this paragraph given based on the percentage of individuals to be hired from such area or community.
(d) Distribution.—In selecting grant recipients under this section, the Secretary shall ensure that grants are distributed across urban and rural areas.

(e) Federal Privacy Requirements.—Nothing in this section shall be construed to supersede any Federal privacy or confidentiality requirement, including the regulations promulgated under section 264(c) of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104–191; 110 Stat. 2033) and section 543 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290dd–2).

(f) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) The term “eligible entity” means— 
(A) a Federally qualified health center (as defined in section 1861(aa) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(aa)));

(B) a school-based health clinic;

(C) a disproportionate share hospital (as defined under the applicable State plan under title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.) pursuant to section 1923(a)(1)(A) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396r–4));

(D) an academic medical center;

(E) a nonprofit organization (including any such faith-based organization);

(F) an institution of higher education (as defined in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001));
(G) a high school (as defined in section 8101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801)); or

(H) any other type of entity that is determined by the Secretary to be an eligible entity for purposes of this section.
(2) The term “emergency period” has the meaning given to that term in section 1135(g)(1)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b–5(g)(1)(B)). 
(3) The term “hot spot” means a geographic area where the rate of infection with the virus that causes COVID–19 exceeds the national average. 
(4) The term “medically underserved community” has the meaning given to that term in section 799B of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295p). 
(5) The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
(g) Authorization Of Appropriations.—To carry out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated—
(1) $100,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2020; and

(2) such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal year 2021 and any subsequent fiscal year during which the emergency period continues.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Corona Highlighting Need For Repentance

I urge one and all to listen to this.  I do have a few comments.

First, he is correct about the need to vote pro-life.  However, elections only happen every few years.  We need to be engaged between elections as well.  An excellent way is to be in front of abortion mills praying and/or offering assistance to women on a regular, committed basis.

Second, there is the issue of sodomy.  Both abortion and sodomy "cry out to heaven for vengeance" and both stem from the wanton disregard for Christ's teachings regarding marriage, sexuality, life, family - particularly those found in Casti Connubi and Humanae Vitae.  Our Lady of Fatima told the children that most people go to hell because of sins of the flesh and that the final battle between God and Satan will revolve around the family.

Right now, the Church's response to the covid matter has been abysmal.  At a time when we need more prayer, more Sacraments, the leadership has by and large cut off the faithful from the Sacraments.  They cite the need to attend to physical health, but fail to prioritize spiritual health over the physical.

In addition to the courses of action recommended by Terry, we must also stand against the encroaching tyranny directly.  While the tyranny might be being allowed by God, still the tyranny remains an intrinsic evil.  That cannot be passively accepted anymore than other evils.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Why Infringement On Our Civil Rights Is More Deadly Than Corona

A few days ago, Kansas City Mayor Quintin Lucas ordered churches to turn over names and addresses of all those who attended their worship services.  Obviously that is an action that one might expect to find in Red China, but not in the United States.  Many good people thought the same thing too, when this news went viral.  Realizing he was not going to escape public scrutiny, the less-than-illustrious mayor backpedaled his order.  Similarly, we all heard the saga of Shelly Luther, the Dallas hair stylist who was sentenced to 7 days in jail for opening her salon.  It seems that she believed that she and her employees needed to work to feed their families.  Read the account of her trial before an Obama-appointed judge who ordered her to apologize.  She refused.  Governor Abbott ordered her released.  We hope some of that common sense prevails in Michigan, where a homeowner faces 93 days in jail for growing a vegetable garden in her yard.  How on earth a vegetable garden could ever spread any disease is beyond me.  I hope the woman sues.

Recently, US Attorney General Barr announced that it's time to roll back the draconian restrictions that have been placed on US citizens by state and local governments.  He stated quite clearly that "the Bill of Rights doesn't go away during a crisis".  In many ways he echoed the words that US Congressman Andy Harris spoke to us this past Saturday in Salisbury.

Some lawsuits against tin-horn governors, including my own, are in progress.  Tabernacle Baptist Church is suing Kentucky Governor Beshear for closing churches while allowing abortuaries to remain open.  A few days ago, Reopen MD, along with three state delegates, filed suit in the US District Courts to end Hogan's dictatorial escapades.  Embedded in this post is the text of the complaint.

We now read the news that Chicago pastors plan to reopen their churches, regardless of the dictates of the mayor.  Sadly, but not at all suprisingly, no Catholic clerics joined these courageous pastors.  I've outlined in previous posts some of the despicable antics of our prelates, no need to rehash that here.

Other prelates are speaking out.  In an interview, Cardinal Gerhardt Muller flat out said that no bishop has the right to ban public Masses.  Apparantly there have been some silly suggestions regarding the distribution of Holy Communion in plastic baggies.  Cardinal Sarah rebuked that nonsense squarely.

These two cardinals, along with other prelates and leading Catholics, have issued a warning to the world in light of the covid pandemic.  They see clearly that this is being used to insinuate a dangerous, one-world government that is all-encompassing and tyranical, and to destroy western civilization.  They state so quite clearly.  All should read it, especially those good pro-lifers who are all too willing to give our politicians a pass on their encroachments on our civil liberties.  This simplistic, passive stance towards the events of the past two weeks is very dangerous.  I've stated before that we've forgotten who we are as Catholics and as US citizens.

The various protests give hopeful signs that some are starting to wake up.  What faithful Catholics need to do is understand that many of our prelates are in cahoots in the attempt to establish this one world government, about which Cardinals Zen, Muller and others warn.  There is much more to world events than meets the eye.  We must pray to have our eyes opened and to have the courage and vision to do what needs to be done.