Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Pope Francis Calls EWTN "The Work Of The Devil"

How many remember various sit-coms that featured a manipulative mother/mother-in-law who was always complaining about how close she came to death's door and how no one appreciated her?  That's what this recent exchange between the pope and some of his fellow Jesuits calls to mind.  In Slovakia last week, a Jesuit priest asked him how he was.  The pope replied, "still alive, even though some people wanted me to die".  The poor priest got quite the earful.  "Drama queen" are the words that come to mind.  Did Pope John Paul II carry on like that after he was shot?  I don't recall him doing so.

  • He railed against EWTN (albeit not by name) for "speaking ill of the pope".  He called them the "work of the devil".  Funny!  I seem to recall him asking "who am I to judge"?  Hmm...
  • He said of young priests seeking permission to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass, "it is a phenomenon, that indicates we are going backwards"..."This is the evil of this moment - namely, to seek the path in rigidity and clericalism, which are two perversions".
  • He complained that "it frightens us to accompany people with sexual diversity", urging the Jesuits to "go forward in pastoral experiences."
So from the last two bullet points, can we gather that he thinks those of us who attend the Traditional Latin Mass are perverts, while sodomites are simply "diverse"?  If he thinks that the latter need "accompanying", these "pastoral experiences" better include the Sacrament of Confession for the sake of all involved.

Below I'll post a video of a Traditional Latin Mass that took place two days ago.  Fr. Chad Ripperger gave the homily and spoke about Traditionis Custodes.  He linked this to modernism, and mentioned that a key feature of modernism is its hatred of the sacred.  I regret to say that he nails it when it comes to how the pope is simply railing against the Mass of the Ages at every opportunity.  Go to the 33-minute mark where Father's sermon starts.  I will say I differ with him when he opines that we should "be silent".  St Catherine of Siena lamented such silence, blaming that in part for the condition of the papacy in her day.  We have to speak and shed the light so that others aren't led astray.  Of course we pray and offer sacrifices, but these alone will not suffice.  Ora et labora.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

What's Up With March For Life?

Nellie Gray, founder and long-time president of National March for Life, passed away in 2012.  During her tenure at MFL, she ensured that her organization stayed true to the teachings of her Catholic Faith.  When I attended the Traditional Latin Mass at St Mary's just outside the Chinatown area in DC, Nellie was always there.  That to me was a clear indication that Nellie would never waver one iota from the Catholic nature of MFL's mission.  One of her key Life Principles that she gave to National March for Life was "not even a little bit of abortion".

Shortly after her death, I got a whiff of things amiss at MFL.  There was talk of making the March "appealing to young people" (as if there weren't already thousands of young people at the marches), making me believe that personnel selections would be influenced by that consideration.  It did seem to me that MFL might have been "going soft" on its principles, although at the time I couldn't substantiate my opinion, save for one incident of "seamless garment" garbage finding its way onto the rally stage.  Last year, when the leadership decided not to have the march out of fear of covid-cooties, I realized that my suspicions weren't just baseless paranoia.  Not since the March's founding had an annual march ever been cancelled until 2021.

Last October Louie Verrecchio released a video detailing how the Knights of Columbus seem to be adopting what is essentially a pro-abortion excuse.  An important aside - I mean this in no way to be a rebuke to the millions of "rank-and-file" Knights throughout the country, many of whom pray in front of abortuaries and exercise their laudable pro-life apostolates.  However, I suggest that they be aware of what "supreme" is doing and saying.  

I found evidence of the cozy relationship between the Knights and March for Life on MFL's webpage; apparently the two organizations are swapping board officers - often a clear indication of close relationships and common control.  In the video below, Verrecchio mentions sources to which the video links.  You can access them by clicking the "youtube" at the bottom right corner of the vide.  That takes you to the clip's home page and to the linked material.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Papal Paradox Stumbles Along

Pope Francis continued to spew poison on his return flight from Slovakia.  He was asked about same-sex mowwidge.  While he did reiterate the Church's teachings on marriage being between a biologically-born man and a biologically-born woman, he said same-sex unions are "helpful" for those of "diverse sexual orientation."

Stop right there!  No, any union that exists to provide the occasion for mortal sin is not at all helpful.  It literally facilitates the damnation of at least two souls.  It lends to these squalid associations a legitimacy that they simply do not deserve.

Below I post an address given by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1983.  We must continue to pray for Pope Francis, even as we have to resist his errors publicly.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Taylor Marshall On Pope Francis' Eastern Europe Trip

Taylor Marshall, in the podcast below, examines various aspects of yet another abysmal plane interview given by Pope Francis on his return from eastern Europe.  As an aside, I'll highlight some new terms: "cootie-jab".  Marshall coined this and it just might bypass the obnoxious and ubiquitous "fact-checkers" of Facebook.  The second one is from someone commenting on the video on the you tube page.  He asked, "since Pope Francis supports the jab, can he be called Poke Francis"?  Hmmm... 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Editor Of Catholic Virginian Apologies For Crass Cartoon - Well, Kinda!

From LifeSiteNews we read that Brian Olszewski, editor of the Catholic Virginian, uttered what can only be called a "cya" apology.  The Catholic Virginian is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Richmond.  The bishop there is Barry Knestout.  That name should be familiar to Catholics in the Archdiocese of Washington. 

In the Sept 6 edition of that paper, a very spiteful cartoon was published featuring a woman gloating over the COVID-related death of a man.  Here it is, on page 6.  Oh, by the way, should this pdf "disappear", I downloaded it as many other probably did.  It just reeks of progressive smugness and ugliness.  They most certainly do have an agenda of shilling for the Falsey narrative; more evidence is found on page 9 of this rag.  Someone should tell Ms Barbara Hughes that the exploitation of the bodies of murdered babies does NOT mean "love of God, self, neighbor".  The by-line indicates that she fancies herself to be a "spiritual guide".  If that thinly-disguised blasphemy is a sample of her "spiritual guidance", I think I'll pass for I seem to remember Our Lord warning against "the blind leading the blind".

Getting back to the cartoon, I understand that Olszewski issued an "apology" of sorts.  Here it is.  Notice that he acknowledges that he was slammed for that cartoon, as well he should have been.  He's sorry, alright.  But is he simply sorry that he caught flak?

But now let's address Bishop Knestout's responsibility in this matter.  In addition to being the publisher of the Catholic Virginian, he is the local bishop.  Will he accept Olszewski's "apology"?  If so, would he have done so if the cartoon had mocked another grouping of people, like practitioners of gay sex, for example?  If Knestout's history is any indicator, then he would have tossed Olszewski out on his ear with great alacrity and little ceremony.

To what history do I refer?  Let's go back 9.5 years, when Knestout was an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington.  Saturday, Feb 25, 2012, Father Marcel Guarnizo presided at a funeral Mass.  He was compelled by his duty under Canon 915 to withhold Holy Communion to the daughter who was living in lesbian sin.  For his priestly fidelity, his faculties in the Archdiocese of Washington were revoked by Bishop Knestout.  See here and here for the account of Knestout's vindictiveness against a good priest while he refused to speak truth to someone in mortal sin.

By the way, doesn't Bishop Knestout read his own diocesan newspaper?  Why do we not hear of him being one of those who showed proper indignation at that cartoon?

But maybe there really isn't inconsistency in Knestout's reactions to both these situations.  In the first incident, he retaliated against the defense of truth.  Last week he was willing to let an attack on the truth continue, and would have done so to this day had it not been for the public outrage and possible reduction in donation dollars.

I suggest that Richmond Catholics reduce their donations until real discipline is meted out to Olszewski and any one else who had a hand in this cartoon's publication.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Pope Francis Spews Gaffes Galore In Eastern Europe

Today in Slovakia, the pope gave a talk that was, quite frankly, a multi-faceted embarrassment.  I link now to the summary from Catholic News Agency and will link to the full version when I can find it.  Anyway, he started by setting up another of his infamous false dichotomies, this one between the Gospel and the Catholic faith.  He used the pejorative  term "defensive Gospel" against what seems to be a lovely term, "creativity of the Gospel".  No, the Gospel is the message of Jesus, as taught by the Church over these past two thousand years.  There is no novelty in the Gospel, as evidenced by the end of public revelation after the death of John the Evangelist.  While we may attain greater understanding of already-exisiting truth, there is no new "truth" to be revealed.  Gosh!  One might get the feeling that he's trying to cajole us into accepting some heresy under the guise of "creativity"!  (ahem!)

If my last sentence seems rather far-fetched, read on a bit further.  He laments that "for many people, tradition is a relic from the past.  It no longer speaks to them or affects the way they live their lives".  But let's get one thing straight.  They don't need anyone to twist the timeless truths of Jesus Christ into some newfangled heretical monstrosity.  They need to be taught the faith because, quite frankly, the progressives following "the spirit of Vatican II" have deliberately cheated us of our heritage and continue to do so.  The piece of pig-slop known as Traditionis Custodes is just the latest attempt to rob us of our Tradition and yes, the graces of God that flows through the Traditional Latin Mass.  The pope may thus rest assured that no one is "judging and blaming the world".  No, the blame lies squarely at the feet of liberal clerics who have sought to twist Church teaching into all manners of banal jokes.

Then he bemoans the Church "viewing life with a detached gaze... The center of the Church is not the Church".  That's true enough, but that center is certainly not this world.  Rather, the Church's "center" is none other than the Holy Trinity.  He then asks what people expect from the Church.  Wrong question.  What does God expect from the Church?  It is NOT "freedom, creativity, dialogue".  The Church's main mission is to save souls from hell and assist them to heaven, in obedience to the commission that Jesus gave to His apostles.  

Then he says "young people...are not attracted by a faith that leaves no interior freedom".  So does that mean that he will rescind Traditionis Custodes, that screed that is overtly designed to put the screws to those who attend the Latin Mass?  Surely he knows that a high percentage of those attendees are young people, with spouses and children, right?  Or is "interior freedom" only for those who dissent from Church teaching?  Speaking of the actual definition of "freedom", may I suggest that he examine the Benedictus?  It's a key prayer found in Lauds, part of the Divine Office that he, as a cleric, is bound to pray daily.  It's most educational.  I won't give it away; I'll let readers read the Benedictus for themselves.

So much error and chicanery, so little time.  I haven't time to tackle the whole thing, but perhaps will take it up later.  Other good bloggers are posting about this, too.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Soul-Killing Tyrants On The Prowl

We seem to be having a spate of leaders, CINO leaders at that, playing the irascible tyrants and attempting to grind underfoot the people whom they are charged to serve.  Two months ago, it was Pope Francis with his Traditionis Custodes.  Even those not inclined to attend the Traditional Latin Mass - and some liberals, too - could not help but notice the sheer venom and vitriol embodied in that document.  In holding us in contempt, the pope seems to be evincing contempt for Our Lord.  Much prayer is needed.

Then two days ago, President Plugs issued his tin-horn-tyrant dictatorial screed.  He dropped all pretenses of civility as he outright threatened the livelihoods of private citizen who object to having the cells of poor murdered children injected into their own bodies.  He threatened private employers who refuse to carry out his petty dictates.  The video below is prima facie evidence of the progressives' contempt for those who would disagree with their great reset goals.  

Listen for yourselves.  Then understand that in both cases, we will need to engage in civil disobedience to unjust orders.  I will elaborate at another time.  Suffice it to say for now that I don't think the timing of these two draconian attacks upon us was any coincidence; it has the smell of a coordinated strategy.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Might An Event In Tennessee During 1946 Have Some Relevance Today?

Stolen elections seem to be emblematic of the Democrat party, and has been so for decades.  Watch this video and you'll hear clear references to the party affiliations of the key individuals involved.  Given what we heard today from President Plugs, we know that the tyranny will continue unless we stand firmly without blinking.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Freedom For Me But Not For Thee

Catholic News Agency informs us that Slovakian authorities are relaxing their Covid restrictions a bit to allow more Catholics to see Pope Francis when he visits there next week.  Now isn't that interesting?  Is Covid somehow supposed to be less deadly during those three days of the pope's visit?  When he leaves, will Covid resume its alleged deadliness?

Consider that the pope is what the so-called "experts" call an especially vulnerable person.  He's elderly, he just had major surgery and he only has one lung.  Moreover, he's a world leader.  Why, one might think that the Vatican progressives would be very solicitous to protect him from that deadly plague!  Or ... maybe that plague isn't all that deadly after all?

Hey - if the pope can hobnob with his adoring fans, why cannot ordinary people shop and go to church without those submission-trainers known as masks?  Ladies and gentlemen, if this little stunt by the Slovakians and the Vatican doesn't show what a pile of manure this vax-and-mask schtick is, it's only because people want to be deceived and enslaved.  Recall that sin darkens the intellect and weakens the will.  Don't we see that in those shrieking for more mandates and more poisonous medications?  Wake up!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Friday, September 3, 2021

The Teachings Of Jesus Christ And The Democratic Platform Are Completely At Odds

Below is the episode of the Anchor Team that aired a few hours ago.  I urge all to watch it.  Truth be told, I've seem several people who were staunchly pro-life who embraced some of the liberal tenets of the Democrats.  They have wavered quite a bit in their commitment to the babies.  In their support of Biden, Clinton and other pro-abortion Democrats, they may have endangered their immortal souls.

Hichborn and Maughan draw some distinctions between the Democrats and the Republicans.  I'm rather surprised they didn't touch on the news from Texas.  The US Supreme Court let stand Texas' "heartbeat bill" that took effect today.  It was a 5-4 decision.  During his time in office, President Trump named 3 of those 5 to the Supreme Court.  There are babies alive today because of those nominations.  Would they have escaped abortionists' clutches had Hillary been in the White House?  I think we all know the answer to that.

They do a reasonably good job in explaining Americanism.  I wish they had spent more time in dispelling erroneous notions of Americanism that are found among some traditional Catholics.  I might delve into that another time.  Here is the video.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Poop Video For Sept 2021 Urges Servitude To Mother Earth Idol

Below is the Poop Video for September 2021.  As he lays aside his propaganda campaign for the ingestion of the sinful corona vaccines, he resumes another topic from what I call the "new world punch list", that is, 

  1. Twisting centuries of Catholic theology in an attempt to quash the death penalty
  2. Gun control and nuclear disarmament, as if evil people would divest themselves of their weapons
  3. "Immigration reform", thinly-veiled language for removal of national boundaries
  4. Environmentalism, climate-change hysteria - whatever they want to call their de facto earth-worship
  5. Racism, unless it's directed at Caucasians
  6. Socialism disguised as poverty-elimination 
Today's topic is number four.  Note some things.
  • Right off the bat, he holds young people up to be paragons of virtue.  In so doing, he slyly encourages them to look with disdain on their parents and other elders who might protect them from progressive manipulation.
  • Notice the words "environmentally sustainable lifestyle".  Hmm..  Where, oh where, have we seen that word "sustainable" in the past?
  • Then he starts to yammer about us needing to live "simply".  Who decides what is "simple"?  The One World Government?  Notice how the phrase "environmentally sustainable lifestyle" is flashed at the viewer every now and then?  Subliminal suggestion much?
I challenge you to suffer through watch this thing several times to see how many times he utters the words:
  • God
  • Jesus Christ
  • Sin
  • Sacraments
  • The four last things (death, judgment, heaven, hell)
  • Church

So how many times were those words mentioned?  That's right!  Zero-zip-nada!  So of whom is the pope the vicar?  Of Mother Earth?  Gaia? Pachamama?  

Sadly the pope has kindred spirits with many of the bishops.  The Archbishop of Dublin issued a "pastoral letter" last week regarding the "climate catastrophe".  My!  Such a coincidence that this Poop Video and this pastoral letter both came out the same week!  

Ireland was once a staunchly Catholic country, but no more.  They legalized both baby-slaughter and same-sex marriage while banning attendance at Mass because, well, covid!  With so much spiritual havoc being wreaked on that country and on local Catholics, one of their key shepherds issues a 64-page screed on "ecological conversion"?

By the way - 64 pages??  For shame, archbishop!  How many poor, defenseless trees had to be chopped down so that paper could be wasted on your envirowhacko blather?   The name of that tome is "Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor".  No, Your Excellency!  The earth doesn't cry.  Please cease your personification and idolatry of the earth.

For those still inclined to take this new-age idolatry seriously just because its proponents wear miters, it is high time to cease the papalotry and stand for Jesus and His Traditions.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

In The Face Of God's Obvious Punishment, Pope Francis And Many Bishops Continue Their Attacks On The Faith

Today John-Henry Westen of LifeSiteNews published an article and released a podcast exploring Pope Francis' probable responsibility for the chastisement of the Corona virus.  There is an element of culpability for the whole of civilization, that is, each and every one of us, for this chastisement and others.  We as a society mock God in increasingly brazen manners.  Our society has decreed that the slaughter of babies, far from being condemned and punished, should be celebrated and financed by one and all.  All manners of sexual perversion and attacks upon marriage are codified in laws throughout the world, with punishments against those speaking truth to these sins likewise being mandated.  

I could go on and on about the sorry litany of outrages against Our Lord, but you get the picture.  While we all bear responsibility to greater or lesser degrees, the greatest culpability can be ascribed to the Successors to the Apostles, who by dint of their sacerdotal offices, have the graces to know better and to do better.  However, we see them - including Pope Francis - literally leading the charge into hell.  It's really no coincidence that the corona virus struck just months after the pope facilitated the sacrilegious worship of the pachamama demon-bauble within the Vatican gardens and St Peter's itself.

As we look at the question asked in the first meme, God-fearing people know the answer is obvious.  Of course He is.  The problem is that too many, particularly our bishops and the pope, remain stubbornly obtuse and are even doubling down on their diabolical endeavors.  Yesterday, Cardinal Gregory of the Archdiocese of Washington issued a directive to his priests forbidding them to grant letters of exemption to those who are resisting the various witches' brews being foisted upon us.  If that link no longer works, please advise for I have downloaded it.  It takes depravity to a new low, not to allow the faithful to opt out of a concoction that is inherently sinful in its creation.  To whom do Gregory and the pope really answer?

The pope, too, doubles down on the deconstruction of the Faith.  Recall that he is actively attempting to destroy the Traditional Latin Mass, the Mass that played a major role in the lives of so many saints through the centuries.  I would think this despicable attempt might bring down more judgment upon not only him but us all.

Please be praying your daily Rosaries and stay in the state of grace.  Our Lady promised that in the end her Immaculate Heart would triumph, but between then and now there will be much suffering.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

When Catholic Officials Order Vaccines, They Command That Sin Be Committed

First, let's look at whether or not Catholic officials are canonically able to order that those under their authority take the Covid vaccines.  Rather than re-invent the wheel, I will link now to an excellent treatment on the subject by Edward Peters on his blog (update - see correction in the comments below).  It's clear from this that when these officials, from bishops down to school principals, try to order those under their authority to take the vaccine, that they overstep the legitimate bounds of their authority.  Church teaching over the years holds that the taking of vaccines must be voluntary.

But is that overstepping the only harm that they commit?  I think not.

The vaccines themselves are causing injury.  See here, here, here,  Most of us know that hospital and other medical workers are being ordered by their various employers to "take the jab".  Consider: if the vaccines were these miraculous substances that Fauci et al are claiming them to be, why are those mandates necessary?  Wouldn't those health-care workers be flocking to the vaccine centers by the droves?  They aren't - quite to the contrary.  See here, here,   The pfizer vaccine is not yet FDA-approved, but only authorized for "emergency use", whatever the hell that means.

The paragraph above illustrates why one would be committing sins of imprudence and against the 5th Commandment by taking the vaccines.  Superseding the gravity of those sins are those sins involving the cooperation with baby-murder.  Here is an anthology of posts dealing with the Church hierarchy's complicity with the vaccine moguls, some of them dealing with the nine ways in which a Catholic can cooperate with the mortal sin of another, thus also incurring the guilt of that mortal sin.  When I wrote this one, the hierarchy had not yet begun to order its employees, students, seminarians, religious, etc to take this vaccine into their bodies.  One can now add "by command" to the list of ways by which bishops et al incur the guilt of cooperating with the mortal sin of baby-murder.

Obviously we must not only resist their urgings to take the vaccine ourselves, but to call out their evil.

Meanwhile, a little story to warm your heart.  Pro-baby-murder, pro-vaccine-mandate, anti-God Justin Trudeau was chased out of a British Columbia town by citizens who have had enough of his draconian policies.  Good for them!  

(HT - Canon 212)

Saturday, August 28, 2021

FSSP Training Video On The Traditional Latin Mass

The Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) put out a series of training videos for priests to learn the Traditional Latin Mass.  I think they provide excellent information for the lay Faithful as well so I will be posting them during these next several days.  Here is the first.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Cardinal Cupich Bans The Hail Mary And Prayer To Saint Michael After Mass

These two prayers are included in what is known as the Leonine Prayers, said after every Low Mass in the Traditional Latin Mass.  Many people today grew up without hearing of them, but before Holy Mass was trivialized by the "spirit of Vatican II", all Catholics were familiar with them.  Pope Leo XIII (an underrated pope if ever there was one) directed that they be said after every Low Mass to plead for protection of the Church against malevolent forces.  He gave this order following a vision that he had of the Church being attacked by demonic forces.  Understanding now how the Vatican II council was largely highjacked by Freemasons to undermine the Church, we can easily understand why they wanted those prayers discontinued.  And so they were.

After Pope Benedict's moto proprio allowing the Traditional Latin Mass to be prayed with greater freedom, other priests began to re-incorporate at least part of the Leonine prayers after the Novus Ordo Masses.

Cardinal Cupich has decided that these prayers are simply not acceptable, being the true progressive that he is.  He has been the subject of many posts of mine (and of others, too).  Consider his chequered history.  While Bishop of Spokane, he forbade his priests from participating in the 40 Days for Life campaign.  He was a key aide to Pope Francis in conducting the charade known as the Synod on the Family.  A parish in Chicago had the Traditional Latin Mass; Cupich quashed that by suspending the pastor's faculties.  I could go on, but don't want this post to get too long.

Now for Taylor Marshall's video on this latest Cupich scandal.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Traditional Latin Mass With Explanatory Commentary

This is a very good synopsis of the Tridentine Mass.  The one below appears to be a private Mass as it is a Low Mass with no sermon nor communicants at the rail.  Yes, this is the Mass that has aroused the ire of so many progressives and not-so-closeted atheists crawling the halls of the Vatican.  I urge every reader to attend a Traditional Latin Mass at least once.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Trust But Verify - Important Update

Earlier today on Facebook I saw this meme.  For many reasons, besides the cheesy eye balls all over it, it didn't pass the smell test.  Neither Maryland nor West Virginia are under state-wide mask mandates.  The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  That archdiocese does not mandate masks (except Baltimore City where the mayor has mandated masks) nor do the other suffragan dioceses mandate it.  There is no mention of a mandate on the website of the Diocese of Wheeling -Charleston.  I did, however, see this on the diocese's facebook page.  This letter dated August 17th from Bishop Brennan states that the imposition of mask mandates is at the discretion of the individual pastors.  Unless there is a subsequent directive from Bishop Brennan of which I'm not aware, the meme above is a lie.

I'm posting this because I think some of us, being somewhat jaded by our bishops, are allowing ourselves to jump to conclusions without doing our own "due diligence".  It seems that some parishes are mandating masks again, but nothing can stop their parishioners from attending a neighboring parish - and taking their donations there.

NOTE - I am told that there is an update that would render the meme true.  As of yet, I cannot verify that.

UPDATE - When I wrote the sentence above, I saw no documentation that contradicted Brennan's Aug 19th post.  Sadly but not surprisingly, there is such an update now.  Brennan is indeed mandating masks even though there is no legal requirement to do so and the Archdiocese of Baltimore is not mandating masks.  Why in bloody blue hades he is doing that injustice to his flock, with no external pressure, is beyond reason, common sense, and decency.  Someone quipped on the post whether or not the collection baskets would be masked; I would suggest keeping them empty and/or finding another Mass in a neighboring diocese.

While I don't know if the meme had verifiable basis at the time of its creation, it does now.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The Priorities Of Some Bishops

There's no gainsaying that much in the world is crumbling before our very eyes, most of it due to the sinister intents of very powerful - and evil - progressives. 
  • The throwing of Afghanistan under the bus.  Thousands of US citizens are still in danger, the Christians there are starting to be butchered by the now-dominant Taliban, and much US military hardware, weaponry and software is in Taliban hands.  A plausible theory is that this hand-over was not a colossal blunder but a very deliberated betrayal.
  • The ever-growing calls for mandated vaccinations with compounds made with the bodies of aborted babies, causing harm and death to recipients.  Democrat strongholds are rattling the sabers of martial law to force submission, setting the stage for the great reset.
One might think the Catholic bishops would be voicing great concern about these matters - if one didn't realize that most of the progressive cabal are actually tightening the nooses around our necks.  As long as cash flows into their coffers, they are happy as clams and free to pursue their other pet projects - with these projects actually being the furtherance of other aspects of the great reset. 

For instance, there is my own bishop, Cardinal Gregory of the Archdiocese of Washington.  With the deconstruction of western civilization well under way, his thoughts can now lightly turn to (drum roll, please) caring for creation!  Yep!  He's trying to promote an "integral ecology" for parishes, schools, etc. 
They will be engaged in crucial efforts such as:
  • caulking doors and windows
  • controlling thermostats
  • using LED bulbs
  • ad infinitem, ad nauseum
They want to respond to the "cry of the earth", you see?  Well, what about the cry of souls who need the Faith and Sacraments for the salvation of their souls?  Is that a tad too "rigid" for the DC chancery?

Speaking of "rigid", let's move on to the Bishop of Pittsburgh, Bishop Zubik.  He is all gung-ho about implementing Traditionis Custodes, more accurately rendered Traitorous Custodes.  He has gone so far as to forbid his priests from praying the Traditional Latin Mass privately.  This is nothing short of sheer hatred for the Church and her sacred Traditions.  The sheer vindictiveness and pettiness is astounding.  If this is one diocese that needs to see a huge curtailment of donations, this would be a solid candidate for such treatment.

In fact, both of them are.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Make Hollywood Great Again? NOT!

Regular readers of this blog will know that I often post episodes of The Anchor Team, produced by Michael Hichborn and the Lepanto Institute.  Those podcasts happen on Friday evenings so I will post them on Fridays or maybe the following Saturdays.  I for one have found them to be quite informative and helpful.

This evening Hichborn himself was away on family business.  This evening's episode can only be described as ok, but somewhat odd.  The title of the podcast is "Make Hollywood Great Again".  Right off the bat we see a problem.  Hollywood never was great.  Much of what was produced was full of filth, having the effect of corrupting morals.  That effect may well have been deliberated by freemasons who seem to seize any opportunity to bring about their new world order ends.

It had two characteristics that seemed to appeal to the populace at large.  With some notable exceptions, the people who starred in their movies were physically attractive people who were often the objects of fantasies by their audiences.  The second characteristic is that the watching of the films provided their audiences an escape from reality.  Both these characteristics tended to render their audiences passive recipients of any message they may have wished to present.  Much of the populace of western civilization were all too eager to lap up whatever Hollywood concocted for their consumption.

Not all were oblivious to the dangers of Hollywood.  Good Christians of various stripes, mostly evangelical, preached against the movies and often forbade their congregations from attending.  Perhaps the greatest moral force that succeeded in at least restraining Hollywood partially was the Catholic Church, through its Legion of Decency.  At that time, the Church still held moral credibility.  The Hollywood moguls knew that if the Legion declared a film to be objectionable, that Catholics would boycott it and revenues would take a tumble.  

This was during the so-called "golden age of Hollywood".  The fact that there was a need for the Legion of Decency to even exist should point to the evil that lurked in Hollywood.  There were those films that didn't make the Legion's grade but were still released.  But even the movies that were somewhat friendly to the Church misrepresented the Church.  Those shortcomings might have been barely noticeable, but that made the errors even more likely to be introduced into audiences' minds.  I believe they were deliberately insinuated to slowly introduce error into common thinking.  The errors increased in frequency and intensity as the movie producers sensed that they would suffer no backlash from passive audiences.

It's some of those movies that were lauded in tonight's episode of the Anchor Team.  I'll now post the video and below that will comment on some of the films

I won't remember them all, but here are a few.

  • Angels With Dirty Faces about two boyhood friends, one now a gangster and the other a priest.  The gangster is idolized by some boys whom the priest is trying to keep from lives of crime.  When the gangster is sentenced to the electric chair, the priest pays him one last visit.  He asks the gangster to pretend that he's afraid to die, so that the boys will think him a coward not with emulating.  Note two things. First, the priest asks him to lie, to sin against the Eighth Commandment.  Maybe the reason was noble, but the ends don't justify the means. Second, and more egregiously, the priest doesn't even offer to hear the gangster's final confession.  So the gangster goes to the chair with mortal sin on his soul.  How well was the Church portrayed by that?
  • The Scarlet And The Black is based on the doings of Msgr Hugh O'Flaherty, a priest in the Vatican who hid thousands of Jews during the World War II holocaust.  It directly feeds into the lie that Pope Pius XII was a coward when it came to assisting Jews.  That lie was refuted by the Chief Rabbi of Rome who himself converted to Catholicism.
  • The Sound of Music supposedly based on the adventures of the Von Trapp family during World War II was so fictionalized that it aroused the ire of Maria Von Trapp.  The Von Trapp family was not invited to the opening performance of the musical on Broadway.
I now realize when I described some characteristics of "golden age Hollywood" that I didn't touch upon the opulent and decadent lifestyles of the various stars.  It was they who made divorce and remarriage seem quite normal.  Their "parties" were often drunken orgies, some of it quite scandalous.  We now know that abortion was quite rampant in that crowd; recall this was before Roe v Wade, when child murder was still considered a criminal act.  They got away with all this because they had money.

So to that we should get back???  I should hope not!!!  So many people want to step back fifty years in the past, failing to acknowledge that if such were possible, fifty years into that future we'd have the mess in which we currently find ourselves.

I highly recommend a book called "Amusing Ourselves to Death" by Neil Postman.  He talks of the perils of passive reception of visual stimuli such as movies and television, even if the content is truly wholesome.  At best, the viewer should always be cautioned to watch with his mind engaged and to never allow him/herself to be emotionally affected by the content.  Saint Peter, in one of his epistles, exhorts us all to "watch always for the devil seeks to devour".

The present situation is rather unpleasant.  But let's not romanticize the past that led us into our current mess.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Baltimore CCHD Gets A New Director

Here is the write-up in Baltimore's Catholic Review.  Monsignor Richard Bozzelli is replacing Monsignor William Burke, who ran the Baltimore CCHD for 50 years.  According to the Review, Burke "left his legacy of social justice in the Baltimore area."   Legacy of social justice!  If these escapades are their idea of "legacy of social justice", no wonder Baltimore has degraded into a decrepit slum town!

Burke was at the helm of the CCHD these past several decades, so he completely owns responsibility for those debacles.

Truth be told, I don't expect much improvement (if any) under Bozzelli, for the corrupt hierarchy would not choose someone who might actually bring Catholic faith and morality into its social-justice rackets. I'd be delighted if I were proven wrong in that respect, but I don't think that will happen.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Decades-Old Masonic Infiltration Of Church Hierarchy

We are experiencing a myriad of attacks on our Faith and western civilization.  The crisis at the southern border, the attacks on Traditional Latin Mass, the talk of "vaccine passports" and forced masking - these occurrences are not disjointed from one another.  All of them have undercurrents of Freemasonry to them.  It is quite easy to see how some of this relates to Vatican II, particularly the animosity against the Mass of the Ages, but it goes back further than that.  The masons had to do considerable ground work to get the results they wanted from that council.

Below the jump break I will post three videos that will touch upon the historical background that has led to the mess we see today.  Some cynics might scoff at these as "proponents of conspiracy theories", but truth be told, these days "conspiracy theories" might more accurately be called "spoiler alerts".

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Mass Of The Ages Documentary

That is the name of a trilogy of film clips documenting the Traditional Latin Mass and its vital importance for the Church and thus for western civilization.  The first installment was released today, the Solemnity of the Assumption.  I'd suggest not only that you watch it (below), but that you learn where the Traditional Latin Mass is being offered in your area and attend it at least once.  This is part of the Catholic heritage that is yours, a patrimony from which so many of us were cheated due to an erroneous implementation of the so-called "spirit of Vatican II".  

Before we can have any hope of restoring respect for life and a proper culture, we must restore the right worship of God.  More and more people - many of them young families - are discovering this truth.  

More information about the publishers of this series can be found here.  As the subsequent installments are released, I will post those also.  And now, the video.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Some Resignations - Signs Of Hope

News came today of Andrew Cuomo's resignation from his office of Governor of New York.  Apparently there are credible allegations of sexual abuse - eleven women.  It seems that the Dems now consider him to be a liability so they are kicking him to the curb.  In two weeks he and the First Concubine will enter private life.  We pray that they will wreak no more mischief and will be given the grace of conversion to the One True Faith, with all due repentance.

Meanwhile in Rome, Father Adam Park, Vice Rector of the North American College is stepping down after allegations of homosexual harassment of seminarians arose against him. So he's leaving Rome and going home.  Regrettably for us, "home" is the Archdiocese of Washington.  He was a former secretary to Cardinal Wuerl.  

As I think of Cuomo's resignation, hope arises for the success of the eviction efforts against Gavin Newsom in California.  Let us pray!

Monday, August 9, 2021

What's So Great About Vatican II?

 Last Friday evening Michael Hichborn and Jim Maughan produced a video that documented why Vatican II, at best, produced no new pronouncements that are binding on the faithful.  Those who argue for adherence to the "spirit of Vatican II" (whatever that is) can point to no specific item that requires our assent.  

They delved into the background of Vatican II.  Apparently Pope John XXIII entrusted Cardinal Ottaviani to produce some schemas to set the tone for the upcoming conference.  Please understand that Cardinal Ottaviani was most definitely a voice for Tradition and the Deposit of Faith against Bugnini and others who were working to sabotage it.  I believe he is the reason why Canon 1 of the Mass, that is, the original canon, remains at least as an option eligible for  use.  Most of the traditional-friendly priests who celebrate the Novus Ordo Mass will use that Canon on Solemnities and Feast days.

The progressives in the Vatican at the time (probably masons and/or agents planted by Bella Dodd and her colleagues) managed to have Ottaviani's schemas sidelined.  It was thought that they were lost forever; fortunately that is not the case.  Here they are.  What happened to them should be none too surprising, given how Pope Francis disregarded input from the synods on the family and published his own prepared exhortations.  In fact, someone pointed out how quickly after his hospitalization the pope was able to ram through Traditionis Custodes.  Could that have been prepared before the pope's hospitalization and published for certain reasons?  Vox Cantoris has a hypothesis on that matter.

Given that theory about the pope's precarious health situation, it does seem reasonable to believe that he is fast-tracking the destruction of the Mass to turn it into a vehicle for this one-world-order dictatorship.  We know from Our Lord and Our Lady that the ultimate triumph will be theirs, but in the meantime, many souls will be put in danger of damnation.  We must be prayerful and ever ready to act and speak out.


Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Archbishop Vigano: "We Have A Non-Catholic Pope" And "Conciliar Revolution Forerunner Of Cancel Culture And Pandemic Farce"

Archbishop Vigano recently released a full, well-based treatment of Traditionis Custodes.  Courtesy of Catholic Family News, we have both the printed version and a video presentation given by the Archbishop.  His Excellency lays the full, unvarnished truth out there for all to read.  Please note the parallels that he draws between the Vatican progressives who seek to deny us the Mass of the Ages and the Covid-scandemic tyrants seeking to deprive us of our human rights.  I agree with him that these parallels are NOT mere coincidence; both have masonic influences.  It is a long read, but well worth your time to do so.  Both the ecclesial and the civil tyrants must be resisted to their faces.

I would also suggest that you watch this.  Michael Matt illustrates the connections and underlying themes between many of the ominous things that have been occurring: the attempted destruction of the Tridentine Mass, illegals streaming across the border, the threat of vaccine-passports, etc.  They have underlying themes because they have the same origins, many of them masonic.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

When Catholics And Other Christians Mock Holy Things

No, I'm not talking of the usual suspects, those progressives who have made a habit of openly defying Our Lord's teachings throughout the years.  I am speaking of those who have earned some respect for being faithful, but who have recently displayed abysmal lack of judgment.

Two such examples happened this past week, both on Facebook.  Two persons/entities posted memes that I might have expected from those who openly disparage Christian faith and morality.  I post the memes below.  

Let me point out a few things, though.  First, these people themselves, by posting on social media, have made their identities known.  I therefore have included their names on the original postings.  Anyone who makes public statements should be prepared for public commentary and even criticism.  Second, I voice some regret for these memes, for they are offensive.  But light must shine on the rot so we can see with what we are dealing.  Here they are.

I believe the one to the right comes from a Christian group that isn't primarily Catholic.  Still, these Christians are holding the marital act to be fodder for (at best) adolescent jokes.  I objected to the lack of taste and reverence behind this meme.  Fortunately I was not alone in voicing my displeasure, but the majority of commenters mocked our concerns.  

More than a few tried to justify this by citing Song of Songs.  I asked them where in that book was the marital act treated as fodder for locker-room sniggering.  I've yet to receive a reply.  Many told us to shut up and "scroll by".
A bit of background information is needed here.  This is a picture of the killing of St Peter of Verona, also known as St Peter Martyr.  He met his death by having the axe put into his head.  As he knelt down, he wrote the Creed with his blood before he was finally stabbed to death.  I'm sure most decent people would hold that the image of a saint's martyrdom is not to be mocked and in fact constitutes sacrilege.

Bree Dail is the Rome correspondent for the Epoch Times.  She herself is Catholic.  Against the objections of others (myself included) she defended her posting of this mocking image.  Again, we heard the calls to shut up and "scroll by".

Several astute individuals, on both posts, reminded us that we are to be in the world, but not of it.  They are correct.  They quoted some pertinent Scripture passages:
  • Titus 2:12 exhorts us to live soberly.
  • Ephesians 4:29 exhorts us to let no evil speech proceed from us.  When we make light of holy matters, we engage in evil speech.
I've written quite a bit of these matters, where Catholics and others are losing sight of the fact that our lives here are meant for specific purposes, not for "lightening up".  The Baltimore Catechism stated it quite succinctly: "Why did God make me?  God made me to know, love and serve Him in this world, and be happy forever with Him in the next".  Now I don't often quote Protestants, but it seems that Protestants of yesteryear had more sense of Christianity than do many Catholics today.  Martin Lloyd-Jones stated once that "life is a solemn affair, for the choices we make in this life will determine where we spend eternity."

How on earth can we point the way to Our Lord and His righteousness if we ourselves are giggling and snickering at what God has called holy?

Thursday, July 29, 2021

McCarrick To Go To Criminal Court Over Rape Charges

 From LifeSiteNews

This was a long time coming.  At last there is a glimmer of hope for justice.  The man bringing these charges is just one of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of young men preyed upon by the disgraced ex-cleric.  I would hope there is real punishment, including time behind bars.  The realist in me says that won't happen because McCarrick may well be able to blackmail key people - certainly his fellow cleric-perverts.  Still, I'm glad at least one man had the ability and determination to pursue justice.

As far as McCarrick is concerned, we must pray for his final conversion and repentance.  All indicators point to a dismal eternity for him IF he doesn't repent of his many crimes and make a good, sincere Confession.  He is an old man with not too much time left before his particular judgment.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Cardinal Gregory Quashes Already-Scheduled Pontifical High Mass

 (ht - Rorate Caeli)

A Pontifical High Mass had been scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 14, at DC's Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  It was supposed to take place last year, but the Covid shutdowns forced its postponement.  I suspect it would have been much like the one I attended three years ago.

Despite the fact that all permissions and other protocols had already been obtained, Cardinal Gregory compelled the intended celebrant of the High Mass, Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, to apply for permission, ostensibly in compliance with Traditionis Custodes, even though that had already been done.  Today Gregory sent notice that permission was denied - just two weeks prior to the Mass, after all preparations had already been made.  This motu simply gave the archdiocese an excuse to renege on its word to the Paulus Institute for the Propagation of Sacred Liturgy.

In light of the contents of this motu proprio, I think the name would be more accurately rendered, "Traitorous Custodians".  Earlier, Cardinal Gregory said he would have to "prayerfully reflect" on the pope's missive.  Obviously we now know where he stands

By-the-by, the ADW's Annual Appeal is underway.  I think we now have yet another reason to boycott this shake-down.  Whatever "support the work of the Church" means, it does not mean throwing money at those who dare to quash the Mass of the Ages.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Traditionis Custodes - Needed Attitudes And Actions

A shout-out to my blogging colleague Dymphna for her practical suggestions in preparing for the worst in the wake of Traditionis Custodes.  She reminds us that the steps that she suggests were taken in the 1960s-1980s by those who sought to preserve the Traditional Mass in the wake of Vatican II.  At the time, I was a child whose family more or less went along with the new changes so I was not aware of those people and their heroic efforts.  At this time, a goodly number of US bishops are opting for the status quo, at least until they've had a chance to study the document.  If the Vatican had two functioning brain cells, they would have realized that an immediate implementation was not logically feasible, but but logic and common sense are not in plenteous supply at the Vatican these days.

Following along with my previous post against trying to put on a "smiley-face" for the benefit of the progressives watching us, I'd like to post an article reminding us of the proper use of righteous anger - an anger not to be stuffed down, but to be utilized for the good.  And now, a word from Mother Miriam on this mess...



Cardinal Burke And Archbishop Vigano Give Much-Needed Insights On Traditionis Custodes

With these two reactions, I seek not only to give the reactions to highly-respected orthodox clerics in the Church, but to highlight also their understandings of just how insidious this motu proprio really is.   They both bring to bear their expertise on theology and canon law.  First, I link to a treatise written by Cardinal Burke.

Note that in his first point, Cardinal Burke asks why the document wasn't written first in Latin.  He then points out how an Italian word could be mistranslated into English.  Whether or not he intended it, His Eminence illustrated Latin's value as a dead language.

Throughout his analysis, His Eminence comments on the alleged evils described in the motu, stating that in all his years of dealing with attendees of traditional Latin Masses, that he never saw the ills that the pope stated were such a threat.  I'll leave the rest for your reading.

Taylor Marshall then deals with the statement that Archbishop Vigano made regarding the pope's obvious antipathy for the Latin Mass.  The archbishop recommended to our reading an article by Massimo Viglione, entitled "The Hatred For The Mass Of All Time And The Question Of Obedience".  The archbishop wrote the forward to that article.  To be honest, I haven't yet had time to digest the article myself, but I trust the archbishop enough to believe that when he recommends it to our reading, then we should take him at his word.  I also post Marshalls' commentary below.


Sunday, July 18, 2021

Pray And Have Hope, But Don't Put A Happy Face On A Dire Situation

In this video, Taylor Marshall gives his analysis of the MPFH, that is, Moto Propitio From Hell, also known as Traditionis Custodes.

Towards the end of the video, Marshall opines that the end game of the modernists is to move faithful Catholics into some "coral".  He speaks as if that is an inherently bad thing.  I'm not so certain of that.  Recall that Pope Benedict XVI predicted that the true Church would have to get smaller.  So is this "coral" necessarily bad?  If we are isolated, perhaps we are in the sense that the ancient Roman Christians were isolated in the crucible of the catacombs.  They loved and supported each other, and most importantly, gave true worship to God and spread the Gospel and the Church.  

I do have another issue with this video, and perhaps it's more of a matter of emphasis.  Several times Marshall exhorts us to be "joyful", but he seems to be speaking in terms of not giving the progressives ammnition to us against us.  Well, what does he mean by "being joyful"?  I ask because the world has a definition of "joy" that is quite at variance with that listed as a fruit of the Spirit in Galatians.  If he means that this "joy" should somehow mollify the progressives, isn't that in fact asking Catholics to conform their behavior to worldly standards of "joy"?  

I'm not so certain that "joy" is a proper response.  Consider that the (reputed) Vicar of Christ just abrogated the supreme means of offering God fitting worship.  This isn't about us primarily, but about an insult to God Almighty by the Vicar of Christ in the name of the Roman Catholic Church.  Do we understand how catastrophic this is?  If this goes unopposed, serious spiritual ramifications will follow.  Yes, God is in ultimate control and yes, there will be the ultimate triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart, but in the meantime souls will be lost forever owing to the derelictions  by the Church that seem to be mounting almost on a daily basis.  Pray, fast, do penance.  Build up your local TLM parishes and Masses.  If necessary, go to TLMs outside your dioceses - and take your donations with you.  This is a time for serious prayer and action, not trying to give or take comforts every time a hardship is presented to us.  There will be literal hell to pay in the meantime.  We need stiff spines, hard noses, thick skins.

I believe Michael Matt's take on the gravity of the situation is much more realistic.  Yes, hope, but acknowledge the reality of the struggle.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Dolan Unmasked - And We Don't Mean The Covid Fake Masks

Church Militant had done some expose on Father Miqueli, a priest in the Archdiocese of New York who was both a thief and pervert.  He resigned only after Catholics of that diocese filed suit in court.  Since the time of my writing Miqueli died under very sordid circumstances.  Church Militant has uncovered more tentacles of that corruption.  See below

I suspect that this sort of thing doesn't register a blip on the pope's radar.  He is dealing with greater threats - such as Catholics kneeling reverently for Holy Communion at a Traditional Latin Mass.  Now we see that the pope can be forceful and resolute - when he wants to be.


Friday, July 16, 2021

BREAKING - Pope Francis Officially Insults The Mass Of The Ages

The "rumors" that have been circulating about the pope's intention to strangle the Usus Antqior have all been confirmed.  Here is the official decree.  Please scroll down for the English version.  At the very bottom is a link to an accompanying letter; again, scroll down for that English translation. 

Note the frequent references to "Saint Paul VI" and "Saint John Paul II".  I think we now see why those canonizations were hurried along - to give credibility to the claim that the Novus Ordo can actually supplant the Tridentine Mass.  But if we need to invoke canonized pontiffs to establish legitimacy of rites, let's examine Quo Primum, authored by Pope Saint Pius V just a few years after the Council of Trent ended.  From the third paragraph: "Let all everywhere adopt and observe what has been handed down by the Holy Roman Church, the Mother and Teacher of the other churches, and let Masses not be sung or read according to any other formula than that of this Missal published by Us. This ordinance applies henceforth, now, and forever,.." (Emphasis mine)  Please read the entire thing, which happens to be an Apostolic Constitution, as opposed to a Motu Propitio.  Pope Francis cannot overrule that.

Two weeks ago, I posted a video from Taylor Marshall about the situation with my own commentary.  Again I reiterate my claim that this supposed invocation of "unity" as a reason to strangle the Traditional Latin Mass was merely smoke and mirrors.  That too has been confirmed.  This is nothing more than sheer hatred of Tradition - and part of the scheme to make the church more suitable as a vehicle to legitimize the New World Order/One World Government.  I think that is the end game.

Meanwhile, we must resist this diabolical attack with everything that we have.  That may mean walking away from our parishes (with our donations) to find where a Latin Mass is being celebrated.  During the lockdown, no entity beholden to the bishops - including the FSSP - had their doors open for Mass; indeed, in most cases the restrictions imposed by the bishops were more draconian than those of civil authorities.  The SSPX did offer Mass to the public, albeit in conformity with local restrictions.  I attended those SSPX Masses; driving 6 hours round trip.  It was worth every minute to actually receive Our Lord physically in Holy Communion and attend a Mass in person, even if in my car.  I remind one and all that the SSPX is not in schism with Rome and was, for at least two months, the only Catholic organization looking out for the sacramental needs of the Catholic faithful.  If necessary, I will attend SSPX mases once again.

Again, we are presented with the need to resist evil in the Church, even if that evil emanates from the Holy See.  We either prepare ourselves to do that, or we risk the eternal loss of our souls and those of our loved ones.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Bladensburg, MD - A Literal Confrontation Between God And Satan

While the scenario shown in the video below is rather stark, we must be prepared to see more and more of these encounters occur.  Moreover, like the young men of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, we too - of all ages and genders - must prepare to confront evil head on.  We will have no choice for evil will present itself to our faces, whether or not we care to acknowledge it.

This incident happened in Bladensburg, MD, in the county next to mine on July 10, last Saturday.  The written account is here.  Please note that there are many other good Catholics there in addition to the TFP men.  Sooner or later, all good Catholics must confront evil publicly - the sooner, the better.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Saul Alinsky, Vatican II, And Cancel Culture

 I will be posting a number of videos that may seem somewhat disjointed, but they are really examinations on what has been happening in the Church lately.  The mess started decades ago, quite some time before the obviously turbulent 1960s.

In the first video, Taylor Marshall exposes the friendship that existed between Saul Alinsky and Cardinal Montini in the late 1950s.  Cardinal Montini, a few years after their conversations, became Pope Paul VI.  Doesn't that put Vatican II in a different light?

So it seems that these troubling occurrences of highly-placed prelates hobnobbing and even taking cues from progressive anti-God subversives is nothing new.  It goes back over sixty years and involves the sitting pope at the time.  Could this be one reason why Pope Francis desired to canonize Paul VI?  At Vatican II, the New World Order's war on Christianity was significantly advanced, and continues to this day, with greater momentum.

In this video, Michael Matt talks of the "encouraging" letter that Pope Francis wrote to heretic Fr James Martin, carrying on the dubious tradtion established with the Montini-Alinsky gabfests.

So Father Martin, owing to his dissidence, is one priest who was not canceled at the behest of the New World Order demagogues.  But plenty were.  Several days ago, Steve Bannon interviewed Liz Yore on his War Room podcast, discussing the various "cancellations".  She pointed out two things.  First, the progressives are coming out of hiding and are doing their mischief quite blatantly.  Second, more and  more good people are waking up and are starting to stand up to the nonsense.  My prayer is that this is not "too little, too late".  Here's that video.

Let's be praying our Rosaries.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Father Altman Sacked By His Bishop - And What We Must Do About It

The Catholic internet has been ablaze with the announcement that Father Altman has been kicked to the curb by Bishop Callahan of the Diocese of La Crosse.   Complicit Clergy has the official decree on their site.  Read it and notice a few things.  First, he's not completely suspended.  He is able to offer private Mass, but only his parents would be allowed to attend.  So far, they haven't kicked him out of the rectory. UPDATE!  I heard he has 30 days in the rectory before he and his parents must vacate - but he is still required to reside in the diocese.   Well, that's nice I suppose, but when you consider that his 90-year old parents live with him in the rectory, even for Callahan it would be rather underhanded to kick them to the curb.  Callahan didn't order him to complete silence, either.  He just can't preach.

Item 7 speaks of addressing "the issues that caused the issuance of this decree".  Okay!  So what are these alleged "issues"?  Why won't the bishop explain just what they are?  Could it be because those "issues" do not justify the restriction of Father Altman's priestly vocation?

Father Altman isn't taking this lying down.  He shouldn't, and neither should we.  I post now his reactions as shared with LifeSiteNews.  Below the video I'll have more discussion, along with actions to take.

As Father Altman noted, the bishop didn't give him his notice of dismissal himself.  I recall when Father Guarnizo was ejected from my parish nine years ago, at least Bishop Knestout lowered the boom in person, showing just some shreds of decency.  Father Altman didn't get that.  Neither did his parishioners, for Callahan had a letter read to the parish, instead of an in-person explanation.  Here is a recording of that reading.  Again we hear the sniveling about "division".  So what?  Truth is "divisive" only if there are those who rebel against it.  Aside from the de facto enshrining of "unity" as the "idol-de-jour", that letter was nothing but a bunch of fluffy-puff stuff.

Many things can only be done by local residents: cutting off donations, prayers and protests outside diocesan offices and the bishop's residence. Whenever he appears in public, someone should be there to challenge him - respectfully but plainly and loud enough to be heard, recording it - regarding his despicable actions towards Father Altman.  

Other things can - and must - be done by those of us living in other areas.  Here is contact information from the diocesan website.  We need to fill their email and regular mail boxes, melt their fax and phone lines, and to do so on a long-term basis.  Most of us have cell plans that encompass the entire country as a "home area" so there is no "long-distance" reason not to call repeatedly.  Because I suspect that other bishops - particularly progressive bishops - may have added some impetus to Bishop Callahan's dismissal of Father Altman, I suggest we hold their feet to the fire, too - especially financially.

On a Facebook page dedicated to Father Altman and his plight is a suggestion that we all wear or carry white roses to Mass on August 15th to raise awareness of the situation.  I support that idea, PROVIDED that all who wear or carry a white rose be prepared to explain the significance of this white rose to people who will wonder why you are doing so.  Remember that archdiocesan Catholic news outlets will most likely be striving to keep this matter quiet, so many good Catholics may well not be aware of this situation.

Father Altman has made it clear that he will not quietly fade away.  Neither should we.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

When The Storm-Trooper-Wannabees Come Stomping To Your Door

Recall that you are United States citizens with rights.  These progressives are serving evil, whether or not they realize it.  Therefore, it would not only be imprudent, but downright sinful to acquiesce to their intrusive interrogations.  Recall the Nine Ways of cooperating with sin.  If we don't stand up and resist these thugs, they'll demand more and more from everyone.

Some good people are stepping up to the plate and are advising us of preventative measures that we can take.  I link now to one very informative article from Leo Hohmann, who has some very good suggestions.  I urge all to read it and will buttress his ideas with a few suggestions that I read elsewhere.  First, your sign, in addition to saying "No Trespassing", should also say "No Soliciting".  Or these can be two separate signs.  At any rate, they should be prominent, plainly visible.

If at all possible, don't open your door.  If at all possible, open a nearby window (or one on the second floor of your home).  Do NOT engage them in conversation or that can be construed as welcoming them to your property.  Simply point out what your signs say, reminding them that they are trespassing and that you will call the police if they don't immediately depart.  End the conversation right then and there.  If they don't leave, then call the police.  Remember that bluffing is a sin against honesty.  Be polite but firm, and remain in control of any interaction, keeping it brief.  Do not divulge or confirm any personal information whatsoever.

Do not let your emotions overrule your intellect.  It's quite possible that these people have friends in the background, just waiting to film a temper-tantrum on you part.  Don't give them that opportunity.  Speaking of filming, please record your interactions.  Zoom on their faces and any identifying information (such as badges and sleeve insignas).  If their cars are nearby, record them with license plates.  If any reporters are accompanying them, get them on your recording devices as well.

Along with praying our Rosaries, we must act with courage and resolve.  If we don't use our God-given civil rights, we will lose them.  I will post more news and ideas as I learn of them.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

A Door-To-Door Shot Campaign! Will The Goons Bang On Your Door?

The video below, by itself, is not germane to the point of this post, but the music will help set the tone for what will follow.  So click on it and while it is playing, read the post below the video.  You'll see for yourselves just how appropriate is the music.

It seems that with the US starting to resemble pre-Covid normalcy (even with Plugs and the Camel in the White House), the progressives are noticing that people aren't living in fear as they were this time last year (although many still insist on wearing the face-diapers).  Well, they just can't have people living like free folks!  How else will the Falsy-bunch control every facet of their lives?

Enter a new boogy-bug, called "delta variant".  Doesn't that sound oh so scary?  News flash!  Viruses mutate all the time!  Anyway, to combat this new bunch of cooties, Plugs et al will be "encouraging" us to endanger our health and commit mortal sin by allowing them to inject goop into our bodies.  Mind you, this stuff was engineered using the bodies of murdered children.

Doesn't all this "encouraging" sound familiar?  Oh, yes!  Less than two months ago, Marc Elrich, Biden's Montgomery County counterpart, salivated over the prospect of conducting his own jack-boot campaign in Montgomery County!  Ladies and gentlemen, shall we give them a rousing "seig heil"?   None of these gestapo wanna-bees will be granted admittance onto my property!

Friday, July 2, 2021

The Noose Is Tightening Around The Neck Of The Traditional Latin Mass

 Please watch this video in its entirety.  Discussion below.

So in the name of "unity", the pope and his progressive lemmings want to ban TLM  "only-ism", essentially forcing priests devoted to the TLM to say Novus Ordo Masses because of "rigidity" or other such nonsense.

It seems to this lowly layperson that the pursuit of "unity" must work both ways, right?  Where's all this "dialogue" that was supposed to be a hallmark of this papacy?  The word "dialogue" means a two-way conversation, some "give and take" on both sides, right?

Therefore, if the vatican wants to rid the world of that deadly plague known as TLM-only-ism, surely it wishes to do the same of what can be similarly called NO-only-ism.  We eagerly await the announcement that all Novus-Ordo priests will be obliged to learn the traditional Latin Mass, and that henceforth it must be taught in all seminaries.  In other words, each and every Roman Catholic priest (of course bishops are priests, too) will be able to celebrate both forms of Holy Mass!  Not only that, but the NO priests will be called upon to celebrate the Latin Mass periodically, just as the TLM priests will be ordered to celebrate NO Masses!   What's that you say?  "Don't hold my breath"?  What???

Would that what I proposed facetiously in my last paragraph was what the pope had in mind.  I only stated it, however, to illustrate the hypocrisy and double-standards.  I will say this for them, though.  As evil as the vatican inhabitants are, they at least understand the principle "lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivandi".   Too many Catholics, faithful and well-meaning though they be in other areas, simply fail - or refuse - to understand that principle.  They fail to accept how they compromise their own faith when they giggle at jokes from the pulpit or sing some heretical poop for the offertory or clap for some individual during Mass.

Let's look at what the Council of Trent says about the Holy Mass.  Scroll down a bit and read Canon IX.    "If any one saith, that the rite of the Roman Church, according to which a part of the canon and the words of consecration are pronounced in a low tone, is to be condemned; or, that the mass ought to be celebrated in the vulgar tongue only; or, that water ought not to be mixed with the wine that is to be offered in the chalice, for that it is contrary to the institution of Christ; let him be anathema "   So anyone banning the use of Latin is anathema.

That said, we note with displeasure the words attributed to Cardinal Parolin: "We must end the Old Latin Mass forever".   If he said this, he stands in direct disobedience to the Council of Trent.  However, as noted above, these fellows understand "lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivandi".  They acknowledge, albeit grudgingly, the superiority of the Tridentine Rite.  Whether or not they succeed in driving the TLM out of Catholic parishes remains to be seen.  We must, however:

  • Be praying our Rosaries that Our Lord protect the Holy Mass
  • Be supporting those priests who do offer the Traditional Mass, both by our attendance and with our dollars.
  • Be prepared to go underground to celebrate Mass properly.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

With Cardinal Gregory's Blessing, Holy Trinity Continues Its Descent Towards Judgment

Holy Trinity parish, a Jesuit-run parish just south of Georgetown University in Washington DC, announced that they "stand with our archbishop, Cardinal Wilton Gregory" and will continue to commit sacrilege against the Holy Eucharist by offering Him in Holy Communion to pro-abort Biden.  They made that perfidious announcement on their web page.   

While we're on Trinity's web page, let's just take a stroll, as it were.  We see that they are in the midst of a "social justice book discussion".  The book is written by one Dean Spade.  I googled him.  Actually, it might be more correct to refer to Spade as "her".   Her claim to fame is that she is a trans-activist. Inside this wikipedia blurb is the blunt statement about "his personal experience as a trans law professor and student".  In other words, "he's" a she pretending to be "he".

The book itself is called "Mutual Aid" and seems to be just a glorified manual on conducting "community organizing" .  Why, it even comes with a "study guide" by a person or entity called "Radical in Progress".  Move over, Saul Alinsky!  Well, I've given Spade more than the attention that she deserves, save only to recommend her and others like her to Our Lord in prayer.

Not surprisingly, Trinity defiled Holy Mass by formally celebrating all manners of perversions.  They called it a "LGBTQIA+ pride Mass".  Doesn't it seem like that list of letters gets longer and longer?

Some might recall back when Biden and Obama were respectively elected Vice President and President, that Biden attended Mass there soon after that election.  Not only did he receive Holy Communion, but the priest led the congregation in giving Biden a standing ovation - during Mass!  So Jesuits seem good at ruining parishes.  Now they are running riot over the entire Church.  

Please be praying your daily Rosaries.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Accepting The Vaccine Is Complicity With Organ Harvesting From Aborted Babies

Please listen to this homily from Father Dominic Clovis from Toronto, Canada.  As far as I'm concerned, his arguments from Church teaching cannot be refuted.



Friday, June 25, 2021

Father Peter Daly - Committing Assault?

The Association of United States Catholic Priests is an organized bunch of dissident priests.  Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute and others engaged in a protest of their annual meeting in Minneapolis last week.  The protest included not only a Rosary of reparation outside, but their own conference in the same hotel as the dissidents.  That led to some up-close confrontation with the AUSCP's evils.

Jim Hale is a correspondent for LifeSiteNews.  He filmed some of the meeting and was accosted by three priests from that bunch.  One of them went so far as to assault Hale.  That assailant is none other than Father Peter Daly, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Washington.  It's rather a pity that Hale decided not to press charges.

So here's the clip.  You'll notice that not one of these dissidents is wearing his clerics.  Some find it deplorable.  I for one appreciate that at least they are minimizing the disgrace to their roman collars by declining to wear them during their heretical gab-fest.

Catholic laity, again we have with these protesters some sterling examples of how to speak out for Holy Mother Church.