Tuesday, May 24, 2022

I Just KNEW Pelosi Would Pull This Stunt!

No doubt she is smarting over the disciplinary smack-down delivered to her by her Archbishop.  I'd like to think that her conscience is still somewhat alive enough to be stung, but I think it's more her ego that got bruised.  I think it to be the latter, considering what she did a few days ago.

This past Sunday she received Holy Communion from Holy Trinity parish, a left-wing Jesuit-run (pardon the redundancy) church just south of Georgetown University and Washington DC.  This is one church about which I've written quite a bit over the years.  Among their many stunts was the bestowal of Holy Communion to then-VP-elect Joe Biden, after which the pastor gave to Biden a standing ovation during Mass.  I knew that if Pelosi was going to act in defiance of her bishop, she'd do that at Holy Trinity, where no doubt the progressives there were cheering as she committed sacrilege.

Now the question is "what will Cardinal Gregory do about this and any future attempts by Pelosi to receive Holy Communion?"  Regarding any future attempts, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Pelosi doesn't attend Mass that frequently so that question might be rather moot.  Of course that would be a sin against the Third Commandment, but for now we'll leave that question be.  Anyway, the Cardinal did his share of harrumphing two years ago when President Trump visited the John Paul II Shrine.  Will he bestir himself in the slightest regarding the sacrileges that Pelosi, Biden et al continue to heap upon the Eucharist?  I believe we know the answer to that purely rhetorical question.  But I'm open to being pleasantly surprised!

By the way, this link contains an interview that Pelosi gave on the matter.  This is atypical, I understand, as she is actually somewhat coherent.  But still she displays complete disdain for the Faith.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Pelosi Formally Barred From Holy Communion By Her Bishop

It was announced today that Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco has barred Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, from receiving Holy Communion and has instructed his priests to follow suit.   This is prompted by Pelosi's slavish support of baby-murder.  This ban is only applicable to the Archdiocese of San Francisco, but that is Pelosi's home diocese.  Here is the letter that the Archbishop sent to Pelosi. 

The Archbishop stated that his decision was pastoral, not political.  One aim that the Church has always had for the banning of the Sacraments, and even excommunication, is the ultimate repentance of the transgressor, so that he or she can be restored to a state of grace and once again be on the path of salvation, not damnation.

The Archbishop issued a letter to his priests regarding this matter; a link to that letter can be found here.  The website for the San Francisco diocese is down as of this writing.  When it's back up, I'll link to it so that we can all express our thanks to him.  If you are on twitter, the Archbishop's handle is @ArchCordileone.

One question that comes immediately to mind is whether or not Cardinal Gregory will follow Cordileone's suit while Pelosi is in Washington.  We need to challenge him to do so.  Here is Cardinal Gregory's contact information.

Let's make an intention of our Rosaries that more prelates will follow Archbishop Cordileone's issues.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Yoo-Hoo! Archbishop Lori!! You're Talking The Talk! Now Walk The Walk!!

From today's Catholic Review, we read that "Archbishop Lori calls for stepped-up support of pro-life efforts."  That's fine and dandy.  He is well-situated to cause that to happen in Maryland's Catholic churches.  Except for the five MD counties that surround Washington DC, he is archbishop of the rest of the state - including the eastern shore, of which he is metropolitan.

That means he can bind those pastors in his jurisdiction to support with all their resources the drive to petition HB937, the so called "Abortion Care Access Act", to referendum on the ballot this November.  There is no excuse for any Catholic church to refuse petition drives from happening in their church lobbies over these next few weeks.

Archbishop Lori, you uttered some fine words.  Will you be backing them up with your support of this petition drive?

Sunday, May 15, 2022

When Protection For Babies Are Overlooked In Favor Of Women Who Had Abortions, Both Are Robbed Of Dignity

In one of my comments to my previous post, I promised a follow-up post to detail further why I think that misguided pro-life letter is harmful to the babies and to their mothers.  It will be a lot shorter than what I originally envisioned, for one of the commenters, Justina, stated one of the main points that I planned on making.  Please read her comment, particularly her first paragraph.

Addendum to original post: One consequence to the woman, the most important, was not mentioned.  Should a post-aborted woman be deluded by well-meaning but non-thinking prolifers, she may be induced to believe that she is purely a victim with no culpability whatsoever.  With that, she may be inclined not to examine her conscience about her abortion so that she can repent and make a good confession.  Should she in reality be so culpable that her sin is mortal, her eternal salvation may well be jeopardized.  In short, these false comforts may well be a factor that leads her to hell.

Mary Ann's last sentence sums up the second point that needs to be said.  The babies deserve justice.  Criminal law exists not only to punish wrong-doers, but to restore justice to the victims of the crime.  In the case of abortion, the primary victim is the unborn child.  Most people have no problem recognizing the need to restore justice to other victims of crime, that is, to those already born.  I can more or less, see why pro-abortion people see no need to restore justice to the babies as they don't see the unborn babies being human.  But for ostensibly pro-life people to harbor such a blind spot is inexcusable.  If they don't see the murder of a preborn person as criminally actionable against all parties to the murder as they would a person who's been born, then they unconsciously affirm the lie of the pro-abort crowd that the unborn child is not quite as human as the already-born person.

The main point of that post, though, is to expose the potential sabotage of of protections for these most innocent, the pre-born, out of misguided "compassion" for the mother.  The commenter "utubeo" seems to have betrayed the real intent: to put on a public-relations stunt out of fear of pro-abortion propaganda.  Well, throwing the babies under the bus is not the answer.  We simply have to present and adhere to the truth - that all persons are entitled to full protection under the law, no matter how the pro-abortion cartel might react.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Why Are Some Pro-Life Groups Putting On An Icky-Sweet Kinder-Gentler Fa├žade?

HT - Canon 212

LifeNews (not to be confused with LifeSiteNews) announced a letter that it co-signed along with several other pro-life organizations.  In a nutshell, these groups pledged to support no pro-life legislation unless said legislation held harmless women who underwent abortions.  The letter itself is on the site of National Right to Life, another signatory, but it can be accessed through the LifeNews site.  Below I will detail why I believe this letter to be a complete exercise of foolishness.

First, let me establish that I am not just speaking off the cuff.  I have been involved in the pro-life movement for over 30 years.  For 25+ of those years, I've been in front of abortuaries most Saturday mornings, praying and offering information regarding life-affirming assistance to abortion-bound women.  I have been blessed to be part of a number of these women turning around and giving birth to their children.  Most of the time it has been both tedious and heart-breaking, as most women we've encountered go through with the abortions.  Along with that, there were occasions that I've been cursed, spit upon, and even assaulted.  My knowledge about these matters did not come cheaply.

The letter states that the woman "is a victim of a callous industry created to take lives".  I might point out that the abortionist does not go in search of these women; rather they walk into his/her office.  Does she go willingly?  It is true that many don't.  I have seen plenty of cases where women are almost literally dragged in by boyfriends, parents, pimps, etc.  However, I've also seen cases where the woman defiantly marches into the mill, trailed by a boyfriend pleading for the life of his child through his tears.  

Many women are ignorant of what an abortion entails.  On the other hand, many know but just don't care.  Not all abortion-bound women can be painted with the same broad brush; they are different from each other just as would be members of any other demographic group.  With those differences comes differences in levels of culpability; the authors and the signers of this letter ignore that fact.

Most egregious of this letter, though, is the denial of the primacy of place due to the most vulnerable victims, the ones who have the most to lose - the unborn children.  Indeed, the letter dwells incessantly on considerations regarding the mother, while paying scant attention to the plight of the children.

The authors and signers of this brash tome state that they will never support anti-abortion legislation that criminalizes the woman who procures an abortion.  They say this without any qualifications, which seems to indicate that no matter how much protection for the child a piece of legislation might offer, if the mother is penalized, these pro-life organizations won't support it.  I find this to be utterly despicable.  Once again, the innocent child, who has first claims on our solicitude for his/her well-being, is being relegated to the bottom of the totem pole.  The pro-aborts do that!  Should we emulate that?

I can only think of one reason for this lunacy.  Pro-aborts everywhere are literally up in arms over the very real prospect of Roe's overdue negation.  Can there be a hint of groveling in this letter towards the pro-aborts, to placate them by implying that the babies are not as important as women?  Are some of us that desperate for the evil-doers to like us and approve of us?  We need to shake off that tendency.  For that reason, I state right now that I denounce this letter and call upon the signers to recant their signatures.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Pope Francis Becomes More Blatant In Enabling Sin Of Homosexual Relations

Pope Francis, in a handwritten letter that supported Fr. James Martin's gay-enabling website, stated that "God does not disown any of His children".   Nowhere in that letter is there any mention of the need to repent of sins of sodomy and other gay perversions.  All that letter does is offer false comfort to those who, by homosexual acts, are throwing themselves to hell.

It's worth noting that this regrettable letter from the pope directly mischaracterizes Our Lord.  He Himself said that those persisting in sin would be denied by Him.  Read Matthew 10:32-38 and Matthew 25:1-11 and Matthew 7:21-24.  

Moreover, the Church has always recognized that we can be guilty of serious sin ourselves if we cooperate with the sins of others.  Specifically, there are nine ways that can happen; that link explains those ways.  The pope's letter defends the sinful act of sodomy by not stating that repentance is required.  He offers praise to those facilitating perversions.

The pope is getting a bit more brash and bold with these dissident statements and actions.  Mind you, this one pertains to both morals and faith.  Might he soon proclaim heresy definitively?  He seems to be testing the waters, inching ever so closely towards it.  If so, I believe that would mean that his papacy is invalid.  That might already be the case, as the video below (a follow-up to last week's videos) explores.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Maryland Citizens - Join The Effort To Petition HB 937 To The Ballot

I received this email below from Defend Life regarding a critical petition drive to get an extreme abortion bill to Maryland's ballot this election cycle.  I needn't rehash it; it is below.  Maryland citizens, please get to your churches and elsewhere and spread the word. 

I NEED your help.  Start TODAY to get the 25.000 signatures we need by May 31 and the additional 50.000 we need by June 30 to get on the November ballot to overturn this EVIL law. (Then continue next Sunday and on subsequent Sundays at your church!) 

Print out plenty of petitions, bring pens and clipboards. Remember that each petition can only take 5 signatures, so if you think you can get 200 names, you need to print at least 40 petition forms. 

All the details and requirement are printed and linked BELOW. If you still have questions, contact my great PRO-LIFE friend Rob Bart at 410-963-2001.

 

Please FWD this to every PRO-LIFE friend you have in Maryland. 

Linked below are the documents you need to start your petition drive to defeat HB937, The Abortion Care Access Act. 

The Petition document contains the petition with an instruction page for obtaining signatures as successfully as possible. The petition MUST be printed out so that the signature page is on one side of the page and the text of the law is on the other side. Read the instruction page very carefully and make sure your volunteers understand them, too. Use separate pages for signers from different counties.   

This is the Voter Look-Up website: https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch  Use this site (QR code on the Instructions) to make sure the name on the petition is the same as your Voter Registration Record. 

Please give this effort your best efforts. As you know, we have a tight deadline with a mountain to climb. We need a minimum of 25,000 signatures from across the state by midnight on May 31 and another 50,000 signatures by midnight on June 30 to get this on the November ballot. 

The full text of the law is linked here and below. Have a few copies available so that the signers can read the full text of the law if they choose to do so.  We are opposing 2 parts of the law - the removal of the physician requirement and the requirement for insurance providers to cover abortion without copays or deductibles. Maryland law prohibits opposing laws or parts of laws that are considered part of the state operating budget, so we are not opposing the Medicaid funding or the training program funding 

The flyer linked here and below may be printed out and copied to distribute and to post on your bulletin or message boards. 

The campaigntoprotectwomen.org website will go live on Tuesday, May 10. There is a QR code for the website, but the website is not live yet. Linked here and below is the flyer with the QR code for the website. 

Please share the links and this email with family and friends. Review each petition thoroughly to make sure all spaces are completed before you sign as Circulator, then mail them back, address on the Instructions.

Any questions, please email me at dbmdreferendum2022@gmail.com or call at 443-963-2001. 

Here are links to 3 pdf documents. 

Petition and instructions with QR codes: http://link.rm0005.net/client_files/DefendLife/Petiton-Bill-Instructions.pdf

 Flyer with QR code: http://link.rm0005.net/client_files/DefendLife/CPW_Petition_Flyer_QR.pdf   

Text of the Law: http://link.rm0005.net/client_files/DefendLife/hb0937T.pdf

 

Friday, May 6, 2022

ALERT - Possible Disruptions At Holy Mass This Weekend. Be Prepared

In the wake of the leaked Supreme Court draft regarding Jackson vs Mississippi, a leftist anarchist group called "Ruth Sent Us" is planning to disrupt Mass at various Catholic churches this weekend.  This Sunday is Mothers' Day, to add to the irony.

Now ponder this.  Why are these pro-murder people targeting Catholic Churches?  I don't think it's simply because some of the justices are Catholic.  These pro-murder people are targeting the One True Church because she alone has the full deposit of faith.  She has the actual sacraments.  The Blessed Sacrament is housed in Catholic Churches and not protestant ones.  Abortion has always been a satanic attack on the innocent person made in the image and likeness of God.  In attacking Catholic Churches, they are violating God Himself.


If nothing else, maybe this situation will wake some of the laity out of their oh-so-blissful ignorance and apathy.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Some Liberal Catholics Showing Their True Colors With Respect To Abortion

The recent revelations that Roe may finally be relegated to history's dung-heap seem to have rankled the feathers of Rebecca Bratten-Weiss, one time head of an organizational flop known as "New Pro-Life Movement".  I have written a bit about them in the past: see here, here, here.

Today she plopped this stinker on Twitter.

By the way, RBW, if you're reading this, please note that I (and most likely others) have screen-shotted that tweet.  You'll only look silly if you take it down.

So now the mask is off and we see the erstwhile "New Pro Life Movement" for what it was - a sham.  I use the past tense because I see no current sign of the NPLM on the web.  

Any dalliance with liberalism by pro-life activists usually will have a diluting effect on their pro-life convictions, leading them to issue bird-brained statements such as you saw above or promoting pro-abortion political candidates.  Father James Altman has some things to say about this matter, also.

He said, among other things, that the "greatest tragedy in the Church is the ignorance of the laity".  That will be the subject of a post soon to follow this one.

 

One Less Waste Of Catholic Dollars

The USCCB announced yesterday that its propaganda puppet news dissemination arm, the Catholic News Service, will cease operations at the end of 2022.  USCCB Publishing will also fizzle out at that time.

Oh, my!  However will the local diocesan rags waste their newsprint?  Maybe they will actually have to do some real journalism and finally wake up to the colossal scandals that they've been encouraged to ignore?  I realize that is a far-fetched hope, but one can dream, no?

Now what will the USCCB do with the money saved?  Channel it to some other communist-front organization?  I wouldn't doubt it.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

The End Of Roe V Wade?

That is what the buzz seems to be, after a draft of the opinion was (ahem!) "leaked" to the public.  While I hope that to be the case, I'm not quite ready to start celebrating yet.  As the saying goes, "it ain't over till it's over".  The decision has not been formally announced.  Many things could happen between then and now.  Perhaps that is why the draft was leaked - to prevent the actual reversal of Roe.  Some of the justices have displayed rather timorous streaks in the wake of angry BLM and Antifa types.  It's quite possible the leak was designed to motivate some unscrupulous and violent leftists into bullying the justices into upholding Roe.  I wouldn't put it past them - and I mean both the bullies and the bullied.

But let's say that Roe does go down.  Does that mean that pro-lifers can quit the fight and rest on their laurels, as it were?  By no means.  Roe only stymied the enforcement of state-level anti-abortion laws.  Therefore, by and large, our struggle will be on state-wide levels, with the landscape varying greatly between the states.  In my state of Maryland, for example, the pro-abortion populace and their elected leaders have rendered the state to be an abortion mecca.  Abortion-minded people from more sane states will come flocking here to kill their babies.  That will the state of affairs for other progressive hell-holes.

There will be much work to be done and much praying to do.  This is no time to slack off.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Achtung, Dummkopf Bloggers! You Veel Obey Frau Nina Jankowicz The Spin-Meister! Jawohl!

The Department of Homeland Security has created a "Disinformation Governance Board".  My!  Doesn't that sound dystopian!  That's because - it is!  Just who the hell gets to decide what constitutes "disinformation"?  Moreover, how is that "governed"?  Nina Jankowicz, a rather unaccomplished individual, is the ostensible dictator director.

Let's just say right off the bat that this is clearly an egregious affront to the First Amendment.  "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press .."   I suppose one could make the argument that Congress is not at fault for having been completely bypassed.  However, that opens up the "separation of powers" can of worms.

She sings her own compositions, by the way.  They are quite revealing.  Here she is, singing about her desires to be "rich, famous, and powerful".  Such lofty goals!  Well, I guess she thinks she got her wish!  Seriously, though, is this not a picture of a would-be petty tyrant?

In one of the links above is a video in which Tucker Carlson exposes more details about Madame Spin-Meister.  One point he makes and that we should all echo is that we have to stand our ground and refuse to let this dizzy dame and her minions have their way.



Saturday, April 30, 2022

Benedict XVI May Still Be Pope

Last week I posted a video from Taylor Marshall that offered commentary on Cardinal Robert Bellarmine's treatise on the deposition of a heretical pope.  The Cardinal is a Saint and Doctor of the Church.

Below I post a video of John-Henry Westen's interview with Dr. Edmund Mazza, a professor of Church history.  The topic of discussion is whether or not Cardinal Bergoglio's election to the papacy was valid.  More to that point, the question is whether or not Pope Benedict's resignation was valid.  There may be enough canonical anomalies to render it invalid, meaning that the real pope is Benedict XVI, not Francis.  We know that progressive prelates lobbied for Pope Francis, in possible violation of Canon Law.

Please consider these matters.  Moreover, please do NOT beg off your obligation to be informed about them.  We are lay people, yes, but no more can we content ourselves with just minding our own spiritual houses, as it were.  If this evil continues without YOU shining a light of truth on them, you may well be held culpable for your indifference to these matters.  No more of this "but we're only little lay people" cop-out.  No more can we blindly trust our prelates to tell us the unvarnished truth; in fact, that may never have been a morally valid option for us to take.


By the way, things may be falling apart for Francis in the Vatican.  Please continue to pray your daily Rosaries.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Battle Axe Of The God Of Surprises - Cor Orans

I'm going to post three videos regarding the pope's continued attacks on Sacred Tradition in order to pave the way for a "New World Order" idolatrous religion.  The idol's fa├žade and moniker is "the god of surprises".  The pope yammers about that a lot, doesn't he?

In the first video, Taylor Marshall offers commentary on the pope's latest nonsense called "Let Us Dream".  The pope, in this book, is telling us to disregard God's immutable truths and "dialogue" with the diabolical.  As Marshall recites the heresy in that book about "dreams" and "dialogue", I can almost hear John Lennon singing his ode to atheism called "Imagine"; as I recall, Lennon also claimed to be a "dreamer".  

Here is Marhall's video, but there are two others to follow, regarding a traditional cloistered convent of nuns who are being ordered to commit vocational suicide by embracing Cor Orans.  Please note that these nuns (and others like them) are NOT being given any benefit of "dialogue".  These convents and monastaries are full of young monks and nuns who are living lives of prayer, penance, adherence to the Sacraments - in short, being instruments of God's grace for this sick world.  The progressives know that, and for that reason, they want these houses of Catholic religion demolished.  We must pray our Rosaries.



Saturday, April 23, 2022

This Is Overdue

As we pray our daily Rosaries, let's pray that the insults to the Faith that this present pope spews forth will end, one way or the other.  Too many souls are being damaged  by him.


Friday, April 22, 2022

Pagan Art On Pope's Chasuble

When I first saw the picture to the right of the pope's odd-looking chasuble, I was dreading the real possibility of it being a picture of some pagan idol.  It wouldn't be the first time he's pulled such a stunt. 

Anyway, here's what that thing really is.  That article speculates that this object (and others) were constructed for pragmatic use as opposed to idolatrous ones.  Still, they date back several hundred years before Our Lord was born.  It has absolutely nothing to do with Christianity.  It's worth noting that this object was found in the Peru/Chile area of South American.

Hmm...  What else was found in that area of the world?  Oh, yes!  The pachamama idol!  Now that demonic object most certainly is a construct of pagan idolatry!  See here.  Don't forget that the pope went so far as to have a pachamama plant placed on the altar of St. Peter's Basilica.

This is by no means the first time that he used paganized caricatures of vestments of his office.  Recall that in 2014 he carried a crosier that was modeled on a wiccan "magic wand".

So now I pose this question: was that pagan picture on the pope's chasuble a sly salute to the pachamama idol?

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Beware The Chosen

When I first heard of the series called "The Chosen" and saw some trailers, some red flags flew.  The character of "Jesus" seemed to be a bit too familiar with the other characters, so I never troubled myself to watch it.  After reviewed the video below, I am grateful to God for sparing me that.

Now I know that there are those who say that the series can't be judged on those few questionable clips.  However, does anyone gainsay the points made in the video below about the problems with "The Chosen"?

Let me illustrate it with an example that I used before.  Say that someone sets before you a tasty, healthy, meal.  That meal has just one little problem.  A malefactor put into it a few drops of cyanide.  However, the rest of the meal is very beneficial and healthy in and of itself.  Would you take one bite of it?  Neither would I.

Satan is sly when he wants to introduce error.  He doesn't present it to us in a garish, ugly manner.  He allows it to come to us along with trappings that may well be holy in and of themselves.  But it's only that one or two drops of poison that render the whole package deadly.

Public Transportation Now Mask-Free, Proving That Elections Matter

One of the last areas in which the progressives had a stranglehold on the country in relation to the dehumanizing masks has been public transportation - airlines, buses, trains, etc.  A few days ago, a federal judge in Florida named Kathryn Mizelle ruled that the CDC had overstepped its bounds and had not followed proper procedures in imposing mask mandates.  In a word, they have been struck down.  

Read a brief biographical sketch of her here.  Please note that she is one of many judges appointed by President Trump.  Yes, elections have consequences.  We as Christians are duty-bound to participate in these elections, even if neither candidate is squeaky-clean.  That latter scenario often happens simply because the candidates are drawn from that pool known as human beings; none save Our Lady has been free of sin.

For some, the announcement of the strike-down of the mask mandate came while they were in flight.  Celebrations happened immediately, as you see below.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Rotten Easter Eggs From Pope Francis

Seven years ago, Pope Francis said that "the Way of the Cross is the story of God's failure".  I'm not sure what point he was trying to make and it really doesn't matter.  One doesn't communicate anything worthwhile by blaspheming God.  I believe that on September 14th we celebrate the Triumph of the Cross, not the failure of the Cross.

But if he is still searching for a way to caricaturize Good Friday as some sort of colossal debacle, someone should remind him that it's already done, and that he led it.  Here is that "way of the Cross", on the Vatican's website, that is a pathetic parody of Christ's salvific act.

Word counts tell a lot about the thinking (or lack thereof) of the author of the piece.  The word "sin" appears once.  "Repent" and "salvation" aren't found once.  The word "cross" is found in the title, but that's all.  This whole thing is nothing but "social justice warrior" pig-slop.

He also announced that he will attend an "interfaith meeting" in Kazakhstan this coming September.  It's called the 7th World Religions Conference.  No, Pope Francis, the Roman Catholic Faith is not just one of many.  It is the one handed down by Christ Himself through the One True Church.  Taylor Marshall has some analysis in the video below.

Most know of the pope's penchant for quashing orders dedicated to the Traditional Catholic Faith.  A house of Discalced Carmelite nuns in Fairfield, PA saw their chaplains ordered to cease ministering to them.  Essentially, that means they are deprived of the Sacraments.  Moreover, they must conform to Cor Orans that will only serve to dilute, if not destroy, their charism.

Something is rotten at the Vatican.  It must be the rotten eggs smelling of sulfur.  The denizens of the Vatican had best be careful, lest they smell sulfur for eternity.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Time To Turn In Your Rice Bowls!

Well, now that Lent is drawing to a close, it is time to take your CRS rice bowls into your parishes so that your hard-earned money can be forked over to various and sundry anti-God organizations - or at least, that is the hope of the USCCB.  Many of us Catholic "alternative media" have been sounding the alarm regarding this bunch for years now, advising you to direct your donations to charities that actually follow our Faith.

But that doesn't mean those ubiquitous little cardboard things have to go to waste!  The Lepanto Institute, a leader in telling the truth about Catholic Relief Services, has a selection of flyers to hand out.  One of these could be folded up and put into that box.  Let the parish staff get an education when they open yours.  Alternatively, you can consider putting into that box "McCarrick Money", courtesy of Complicit Clergy.

Of course you can write your own note and place that in the box.  In any event, let them know why you won't give them one red cent.  #sayno2crs

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Archbishop Vigano Calls For An Investigation Of Pope Benedict's Resignation

LifeSiteNews acquired a copy of an interview in which Archbishop Vigano and Aldo Maria Valli engaged.  Among other things, Vigano opines that there are reasons to doubt both the legitimacy of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation and the election of Cardinal Bergoglio as pope.  For the record, I too believe that there is cause for such concern.

For your consideration I will post two videos that Taylor Marshall recently created regarding the Archbishop.  One is a commentary on the Valli interview.  The next is on another interview in which the Archbishop engaged with Dr. Armando Mannochia.  I haven't watched that one yet, but understand that he has kind words to say regarding Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the SSPX.  On a personal note, I was able to attend Holy Mass and receive Holy Communion during the early days of the pandemic only because local priests of the SSPX conducted "drive-in" Masses that were allowed by local authorities.  They didn't shutter their doors altogether as did our diocesan bishops.   Now the videos.



Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Priest Who Buried Santangelo's Younger Victims Speaks Out

When Terissa Bukovinac and Lauren Handy were given the 115 babies who were murdered by Cesare Santangelo, they gave the earlier-term babies to a priest for a proper burial.  There were 110 of them.  The other 5, all later term and very likely victims of infanticide, still languish in the custody of the DC government that seems intent on callously denying them dignity and justice.

Father William Kuchinsky, the priest who gave these children a proper burial with prayers for their eternal repose, granted to LifeSiteNews an interview, that I post below.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Mark Robinson Showing Us How To Speak Truth

Mark Robinson is the Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina.  He spoke at a Baptist church recently and spoke truth to the gay-nazi agenda.  Our bishops and priests could well take some lessons from him.  Of course, if they are embroiled in the mortal sin of homosexual conduct, they need to quit their posts and practice serious penance.  Here is the clip.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Fighting Satanic Culture At Two Local Catholic Universities - Examples To Emulate

Both instances, one at Georgetown University and the other at Mount St. Mary's University, happened within the past week.

Much have I written about Georgetown over the years.  They are Jesuit-run, and they regularly churn out filth and dissidence.  See how I'm repeating myself in that last sentence?  But I digress.  If you scroll through this litany of scandals, you'll see that I went down there to protest the honoring of various pro-abortion individuals.  At all those times, also protesting were young men from the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.

On April 4, this past Monday, several of the TFP men went down to Healy Gates (where I stood with them on occasion) to speak truth to the students about the LGBT varieties of mortal sin.  They were there with their bagpipes, banners, red flags, and of course, their Rosaries.  They met all sorts of vile opposition.  Actually, some of those kids were so unhinged they were more silly than vulgar.  But alas, their loud music and taunts couldn't drown out bagpipes and the Rosary.  We pray that some of them will take to heart some of the words that the TFP men spoke to them.  Video is included in this link.

Meanwhile, at the northwestern end of Interstate 270, the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Human Services of Mount St. Mary's University was getting ready to host Dr. Simone Kolysh as a speaker.  Kolysh is a professor of sociology at nearby Hood College.  She advocates abortion and LGTB lifestyles (of the BSDM varieties).  She calls herself a "non-binary polyamorous dyke" and prefers "they/them" pronouns.  Well, I'm not playing that game!  She's a female and that is how I will call her.  If she reads this, she'll just have to deal with it.  She calls herself a "witch bitch" and I must confess to being tempted to concede her point here.  But I digress!  Obviously she is not fit to teach anyone to tie their shoelaces, much less spread perversion at a Catholic institution.

Thankfully, several students and faculty at the Mount saw the same paradox and resolved to prevent that - and they did so.  They demanded that her lecture be canceled.  LifeSiteNews contacted the offices of Archbishop Lori, since Lori is on the Mount's Board of Trustees and the Mount is located in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  While Lori's office never responded to LifeSiteNews, the lecture was soon canceled.

In both cases, Catholics took a stand to combat the anti-God secular culture at Catholic venues.  We can do no less.  We are tasked with establishing Christ's reign in social spheres.  We cannot do it unless we purge the filth from our own institutions.  Emulate the examples set forth by these Catholics.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

A Better Video Of The Press Conference And Some Updates #JusticeForTheFive

On April 5, the Pillar interviewed Lauren Handy, basically getting a brief biographical sketch of Lauren, how she came to be an activist, and more details relating to last week's events.  At first glance it seems to be a fair presentation, but if others beg to differ, please do so in the comment box and cite your reasons.  You'll notice when you scroll down that the Cooley letter shows; this time it's the bottom portion, showing closing and signature.  My first picture had the top part showing date.  The two pictures together show the entire letter.

On Tuesday, I posted a clip of the press conference put on by six pro-life activists.  It is a Facebook live stream and quite frankly, I have always found their audio to be lacking in volume.  This clip that Randally Terry posted, originated from EWTN, can actually be heard.  Here it is, and I'll have more to say below that.

Here Father David Nix, who blogs by the name Padre Peragrino, offers his perspective.

On Monday I opined that this obvious collusion between the DC police and FBI would prove to make plain their idiocy as opposed to actually concealing their misdeeds.  That seems to be the case.   In addition to the lawmakers who signed the demand letter to Mayor Bowser and the Department of Justice, Marjorie Taylor-Greene echoed those demands in her own tweet.

What is our role (and yes, we do have a role)?  We cannot be silent.  I realize this is short notice for the DC-area residents, but there will be a rally downtown at the offices of the DC Medical Examiner at 401 E Street, SW in Washington DC.  It will start at noon and last approximately 1.5 hours.  

If you cannot make that, please call Mayor Bowser's office and demand a proper examination of the babies, as they would do for any other murder victim.  Her office number is (202) 727-2643.  Demand a proper investigation.     #JusticeForTheFive

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Plan Of The Mass

There is more information regarding the witch-hunt against Lauren Handy and the others.  I will take a moment, though, to share what can be called a diagram of the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass.  It is of the Traditional Latin Mass.  It's quite helpful as a visualization of the Mass and its purposes and aspect. 


Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Press Conference Regarding The Pro-lifers Who Kept The Murdered Babies From Being Incinerated - GOP Lawmakers Call DC Mayor On The Carpet

Yesterday I stated that those involved in the retrieval of the babies murdered by Santangelo would hold a press conference.  They have done so, and here it is.


Frankly, the audio leaves something to be desired - volume, to be precise.  But listen closely for what is said is crucial.  In the first few minutes, Terrisa Bukovinac, founder of Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) gives a chronology of the events of last week.  She was with Lauren Handy on Mrch 25 outside of Santangelo's abortuary when the Curtis Bay driver let them take the box of babies that were on their way to being burned in an incinerator.

After that, nothing said was that much of a surprise.  The facts made quite obvious that the DC police and Department of Justice were colluding to prevent any examination of the 3rd-trimester babies who seemed to have been murdered by means forbidden by Federal law.

That collusion has by no means escaped the notice of several GOP lawmakers.  Led by James Lankford and Jim Jordon, the lawmakers are demanding that Mayor Bowser and the Department of Justice do their duties.  It's a pity that no Democrat lawmakers signed onto this letter, but they are only abiding by the pro-abortion plank of their party of death and mayhem.

John-Henry Weston of LifeSiteNews engaged in an interview with Lauren Handy regarding these recent events.  Read and listen https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/exclusive-pro-life-hero-raided-by-fbi-speaks-about-the-aborted-babies-she-was-trying-to-honor

#justiceforthefive

Monday, April 4, 2022

Eggs Are On The Faces Of DC Police And DOJ After Nazi-Like Treatment Of Nine Pro-Life Activists

Last week we all beheld the DC Police and US Department of Justice engage in a "couvrez vos derrieres" maneuver that in reality will prove to be more insipid than deceitful. 

Recently, Lauren Handy and other pro-life activists were outside the Washington Surgi-Center operated by Dr. Cesare Santangelo.  At that time, a driver from Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services was picking up babies murdered by Santangelo.  Handy was able to obtain a box with some of the babies in it.

In researching this matter, I was reminded that Santangelo was visited by pro-life activists in 2013, unbeknownst to him at the time.  Lila Rose and her Live Action group have long been known for undercover stings of abortuaries, catching them flouting the law.  A pregnant associate of Live Action conducted an interview with Santangelo and asked him what he would do if a baby he aborted survived the procedure.  Santangelo said that he would not help such a child, admitting that he would violate the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act.  ABC published a report here.

Label on box containing babies
In light of Live Action’s efforts, Handy had reason to suspect that these babies were murdered via abortion procedures that violated the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban and the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act.  She probably also hoped to give them a decent funeral, as opposed to letting them be incinerated by Curtis Bay like so much garbage.  After prayer and consultation with other activists, she decided, through a lawyer, to contact DC authorities to have them examine the babies’ bodies for violations of the afore-mentioned federal laws.  Please notice that this letter was both emailed and mailed on March 29, 2022. 

Letter asking for DC examination

This was the same abortuary where Handy, along with eight other pro-life activists, conducted a rescue on October 22, 2020.  The other eight are: Jonathan Darnel, 40, of Arlington, Virginia, Jay Smith, 32, of Freeport, New York; Paulette Harlow, 73, of Kingston, Massachusetts; Jean Marshall, 72, of Kingston, Massachusetts; John Hinshaw, 67, of Levittown, New York; Heather Idoni, 61, of Linden, Michigan; William Goodman, 52, of the Bronx, New York; and Joan Bell, 74, of Montague, New Jersey.  

Last February, the Department of Justice  convened a grand jury to review the “charges”, having sworn in the jury on February 15.  The nine defendants received no notice of these proceedings.  The DOJ filed the indictments on March 24 and only unsealed them on March 30, the date of the arrests.  It is also the day after the DC authorities received Mr. Cooley’s email that detailed Handy's wish to hand over the babies for official examination.  Isn’t that just the most convenient of coincidences? 

At the time of their arrests, they were at their respective homes.  The arrests took place between 5am and 8am.  In other words, some of them were awakened to cops banging on their doors for a non-violent life-saving action of over a year ago.  Father David Nix has video of one of the arrests: at gun-point, forcing some pro-lifers to their knees, etc. The Department of Justice statement can be viewed here

The activists were released later in the day.  As Handy returned to her DC home, she found that it was being raided by DC police.  Mainstream media waxed predictably horrified over the bodies in Handy’s home, stating that the police were acting on an “anonymous tip”.  Cooley’s letter, initiated by Handy herself, was that “anonymous tip”. 

DC Police Executive Assist. Chief of Police Ashan M. Benedict told reporters Thursday "the fetuses appeared to have been aborted in accordance with D.C. law. There doesn't appear to be anything criminal about that — except for how they got into that house," Benedict said.  My!  Wasn’t that a lickety-split examination?  In other words, “nothing to see here, folks!  Move along.”  Acting surprised regarding the babies at Handy’s home, Benedict’s nose appears to have grown an inch or two. 

Handy and others did videos of the children before they were confiscated by the DC police.  Live Action was given the videos, and affiliated physicians (including a former abortionist) examined them.  They opine that illegal abortions may have been perpetrated on the children.  More details are found at this site.  Be warned, this site shows the violated bodies of these poor babies in detail. 

Let’s cut to the chase and sum this up.  The DC government, having received the email from Cooley, knew that they would be obliged to examine the bodies in accordance with Handy’s request.  Being in the back pockets of the abortion industry in DC, they connived to discredit Handy.  Knowing that Handy and others conducted a rescue at Santangelo’s one and a half years ago, and that the Department of Justice was sitting on an indictment of which the defendants were unaware, they worked with the DOJ and the FBI to act on that indictment to arrest Handy and the others.  That served the purpose of getting Handy out of her home so that the DC police could conduct their raid.  It gave credence to their narrative that Handy was surreptitiously keeping the babies in her home to paint her as an imbalanced “anti-choice extremist”, knowing full well that she intended to have the babies examined through legal channels.  They wanted to give cover to Santangelo and to the abortion industry in general. 

As for those poor babies, I suspect they will never receive a dignified funeral.  Most likely they will wind up in some incinerator. By the way, Curtis Bay has drawn the ire of neighboring Dundalk residents for the putrid stenches that they put forth.  Now Dundalk knows that they have been inhaling, among other things, the remains of murdered babies. 

Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU), an organization with which Lauren Handy is affiliated, will hold a press conference on Tuesday, April 5, at 11am at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.  In that conference they will answer some questions:

· Where did the aborted babies come from? 

· Did the Metropolitan Police Department test for oxygen in the lungs of these babies?

· Why did those arrested by the FBI choose Washington Surgi-Clinic for their protest?

· How were the fetal remains acquired?

· Who obtained the fetal remains?

· How many aborted fetuses were acquired in total, besides the five in police custody? 

· What will happen to the remaining aborted fetuses (that have not been turned over to police)?

· Where are the fetuses now? 

· What would have happened to these fetal remains had they not been recovered? 

· What demands are the defendants, and those who obtained the aborted babies making of the Department of Justice? 

· Who is Dr. Cesare Santangelo, and what is his role in the deaths of these children? 

As soon as I am able to do so, I will post video of that press conference.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

To Demonstrate Collegiality A La Pope Francis, Progressive Prelates Hold Hush-Hush Meeting To Complain About Traditional Faithful Catholics

Much of the internet is ablaze with discussions about some local activists who came across bodies of children murdered by abortion and their subsequent arrests.  I will have much to say about this very soon, but first I am in the process of verifying some facts.

Meanwhile, much mischief is afoot in progressive circles of the Catholic Church.  Last week the pope engaged in what some hope is a consecration of Russia to Mary's Immaculate Heart.  The question is whether or not the consecration happened in accord with the stipulations set forth by Our Lady of Fatima.  I'm no theologian, but it appears to me that at least Pope Francis' prayer came a lot closer to those specifications than did those of his predecessors.  Now did the bishops of the world join him?  That is questionable.

One bunch of prelates who most likely did not join him was a gaggle of progressive bishops who met in Chicago during the time of the consecration.  The meeting itself was rather secretive and people came only by invitation.  The organizers admitted the existence of this gathering only because some media got wind of it.  One Mad Mom has a write-up on it as does Complicit Clergy

One prelate who was in attendance was Cardinal Maradiaga, who has the pope's ears on many matters.  Since this gabfest happened in Chicago, we can be certain that Cardinal Cupich at least gave his blessing for it and most likely participated.

They attempted to put forth the image of Francis' papacy as carrying on the work of Vatican II - as if that's a good thing.  They are concerned - very concerned, I tell you - about "opposition to the pope", people "looking to the old liturgy", "the impact of moneyed conservative influence in Catholic social movements" and "reluctance of some U.S. dioceses to implement the grassroots consultation process".  They also blathered about "collegiality".  Yes, nothing exudes "collegiality" like having secretive meetings by select invitation only.  Keep it us guys, and keep demonstrating why you all don't deserve one dime of our contribution dollars.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Commencement Catastrophes

In a few months, high school and college seniors will be receiving diplomas during ceremonies where they will listen to speakers.  We would hope that at Catholic institutions that those speakers would be people who exemplify fidelity to Church teaching in their lives and words.  Sadly that has not always been the case during these past few decades.  I and others have often stood in protest at commencements where the speakers scandalized students and others, simply by being honored despite (or maybe because of) their publicly sinful conduct.

That trend still continues.  During these past two years, commencements often were canceled due to covid-related concerns, but now they are ramping up, as are the appearances of dissidents.  The Archdiocese of Baltimore, via the Catholic Review, just announced two such speakers about to poison the minds of the graduates.

The first is Sister Helen Prejean, who will address graduates of Notre Dame of Maryland University on May 22 at the Baltimore Convention Center.  She will be delivering her address virtually, but the plug needs to be pulled on that public address system when she speaks.  I have written quite a bit on her over the years.  Her heretical position on the death penalty is NOT her only problem.  I am considering a picket of that event, urging attendees to walk out during her prattling.

Then there's Anisya Thomas Fritz.  She is a bit of an entrepreneur.  There's nothing wrong with that, but she has other questionable associations.  According to her Linkedin page, she is a founder and current chair of something called Georgetown Ambassadors for Women, Peace, Security.  Any group that gives out "Hillary Clinton awards" is questionable, at best.  Then I googled that group and discovered who's on the board.  Ms. Fritz is, of course, but so is someone else named Tricia Hoefling.  Her bio blurb quite plainly states that "she is an outspoken advocate for reproductive rights" and counts as an "accomplishment" the establishment of two abortuaries.  Mind you, this is right on the website of Georgetown University, an ostensibly Catholic institution, but then again, it's Georgetown.  Anyway, we know a lot about people by the company they keep.  If she was a founder of that group, would she not have had some input regarding the composition of the board?  Can Ms. Fritz be that much of an exemplar of Catholicism? 

Fritz will be speaking at the commencement of Loyola University on May 14th at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore at 11am.  That's a Sunday morning.  Just when do the Loyola administration think that attendees will be able to attend Sunday Mass that day?  Or don't they care?  What's even more peculiar is that the Review staff didn't pick up on that.  On second thought, maybe not.

The fact that these scandals are happening is bad enough.  That they are lauded in an archdiocesan newspaper is itself bona fide evidence of the corruption that exists within Church hierarchy.  As I said earlier, I am contemplating a picket of the Notre Dame fiasco.  We've done it before, many times.  I link now to a picket that some of us conducted when Sr. Carol Keehan of the Pen of Perfidy spoke at Gonzaga High 12 years ago.  Watch the video to the end.  We need to rebuke the sinner.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

ATTENTION MARYLAND CITIZENS! We Need To Act To Stop Abortion From Being Enshrined In The State Constitution

From an email blast sent by a Maryland pro-life activist.

ACTION IS NEEDED NOW.    

We need all resistance members to log on to the Maryland General Assembly website BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 4PM TUESDAY, MARCH 29 AND 10AM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 and give UNFAVORABLE TESTIMONY on HB 1171. Many resistance members have already done so. WE NEED ALL HANDS ON DECK NOW. 

THE BILLS WILL BE LOADED ON TO THE WEBSITE AFTER 4PM ON TUESDAY MARCH 29TH. YOU CAN GIVE TESTIMONY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 4PM TUESDAY AND 10AM WEDNESDAY MARCH 30. 

Below are the instructions necessary to help you  give testimony on HB 1171.  In addition to our instructions is a link to video tutorials on the Maryland General Assembly Website. 

INSTRUCTIONS TO GIVE TESTIMONY

1. Go to Maryland General Assembly 

2. Go to the upper right hand corner and click "MYMGA" Sign in or create an account. Name, address and password. Follow the prompts to confirm through your email. this will take you to the next page.

3. On the next page click "witness signup" and SCROLL TO FIND THE CORRECT SENATE OR HOUSE BILL. Look for the bill numbers we gave you. 

4. Go to the "position" dropdown and choose "unfavorable"

5. Go to the next drop down "testimony" and choose "written" (if giving written testimony, if not, choose neither written or oral testimony.)

6.  In a separate PDF file on your computer WRITE A SIMPLE PARAGRAPH AS TO WHY YOU ARE AGAINST THE BILL. (If you choose to give written testimony)

7. Upload the testimony PDF file and hit "OK". 

8. On the upper left hand corner of the witness sign up page click "SAVE"

9. A pop-up box will appear.  click "OK" (the pop up box will go away)

10. Look for the "signed up items" tab and click on it.  you will see your bill, your position and your testimony.


Link to Maryland General assembly tutorials.

https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Information/VideoTutorials 

(bottom 2 videos are for creating an account and for witness testimony sign up).

 ALSO CALL AND BOMBARD THE TWO LEGISLATORS

Delegate Adrienne Jones (radical abortion leftist)

301-858-3800

Senator Bill Ferguson (Speaker of the Senate)

301-858-3600


Friday, March 25, 2022

Consecrated To The Immaculate Heart Of Mary, Or To Pachamama???

There is some confusion and consternation regarding some translations of the consecration prayer used today by the pope.  I linked to it a few days ago; obviously I linked to the English translation.  The phrase in question is "Queen of Heaven".  In the English, this is a perfectly fine reference to use for Our Lady.  However, in the Italian, the language used by the pope in the consecration prayer earlier today, the phrase put in its place was "tiera del cielo".  Roughly translated, it means "earth of heaven".  Some think this may be a not-so-veiled reference to the pachamama demon-idol. 

Below are two videos, one from Taylor Marshall and the other from Michael Hichborn - both men whom I respect.  Marshall believes that the phrasing is, at best, suspicious.  Hichborn doesn't and he cites some Byzantine liturgies as precedents for the phrase's use.

I tend to side with Marshall on this one.  Even if Hichborn is correct in believing the phrase has basis for usage, it doesn't explain the variance between the English and Italian translations.  "Queen" simply doesn't get translated into "earth".  If anything, "Queen of Heaven" should be rendered "Regina Cielo" or something to that effect.  Why the disparity in those two words?  Most other languages, by the way, have the "earth of heaven" phrase as well.  So again, why is the English have a phrase that is more compatible with traditional Catholicism?

Well, call me a cynic, but I believe that you are looking at one of those reasons.  Blogs and other media outlets such as this, many of them in English-speaking countries, are run by us "neo-palagian rigid trads" who have obnoxious habits of calling the shots as we see them and doing so loudly and often.  Perhaps the Vatican thought we'd be so ecstatic about the consecration occurring that they thought we wouldn't notice such teensy details.  But, as they say, the devil is in the details - perhaps literally.

At the end of the day, though, there is hope that the consecration was done properly - not assurance but hope.  Both of the men below agree that no matter what, we must still conduct ourselves according to the requests of Our Lady of Fatima.  That means praying the Rosary daily and wearing the brown scapular.  That means keeping the Five First Saturday devotions.  That means prayer and penance.  We are still in for some intense battles so stay close to Our Lord and Our Lady.



Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Consecration Prayer Published

Here it is, per the Catholic News Agency.

O Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, in this time of trial we turn to you. As our Mother, you love us and know us: no concern of our hearts is hidden from you. Mother of mercy, how often we have experienced your watchful care and your peaceful presence! You never cease to guide us to Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

Yet we have strayed from that path of peace. We have forgotten the lesson learned from the tragedies of the last century, the sacrifice of the millions who fell in two world wars. We have disregarded the commitments we made as a community of nations. We have betrayed peoples’ dreams of peace and the hopes of the young. We grew sick with greed, we thought only of our own nations and their interests, we grew indifferent and caught up in our selfish needs and concerns. We chose to ignore God, to be satisfied with our illusions, to grow arrogant and aggressive, to suppress innocent lives and to stockpile weapons. We stopped being our neighbour’s keepers and stewards of our common home. We have ravaged the garden of the earth with war and by our sins we have broken the heart of our heavenly Father, who desires us to be brothers and sisters. We grew indifferent to everyone and everything except ourselves. Now with shame we cry out: Forgive us, Lord!

Holy Mother, amid the misery of our sinfulness, amid our struggles and weaknesses, amid the mystery of iniquity that is evil and war, you remind us that God never abandons us, but continues to look upon us with love, ever ready to forgive us and raise us up to new life. He has given you to us and made your Immaculate Heart a refuge for the Church and for all humanity. By God’s gracious will, you are ever with us; even in the most troubled moments of our history, you are there to guide us with tender love.

We now turn to you and knock at the door of your heart. We are your beloved children. In every age you make yourself known to us, calling us to conversion. At this dark hour, help us and grant us your comfort. Say to us once more: “Am I not here, I who am your Mother?” You are able to untie the knots of our hearts and of our times. In you we place our trust. We are confident that, especially in moments of trial, you will not be deaf to our supplication and will come to our aid.

That is what you did at Cana in Galilee, when you interceded with Jesus and he worked the first of his signs. To preserve the joy of the wedding feast, you said to him: “They have no wine” (Jn 2:3). Now, O Mother, repeat those words and that prayer, for in our own day we have run out of the wine of hope, joy has fled, fraternity has faded. We have forgotten our humanity and squandered the gift of peace. We opened our hearts to violence and destructiveness. How greatly we need your maternal help!

Therefore, O Mother, hear our prayer.

Star of the Sea, do not let us be shipwrecked in the tempest of war.

Ark of the New Covenant, inspire projects and paths of reconciliation.

Queen of Heaven, restore God’s peace to the world.

Eliminate hatred and the thirst for revenge, and teach us forgiveness.

Free us from war, protect our world from the menace of nuclear weapons.

Queen of the Rosary, make us realize our need to pray and to love.

Queen of the Human Family, show people the path of fraternity.

Queen of Peace, obtain peace for our world.

O Mother, may your sorrowful plea stir our hardened hearts. May the tears you shed for us make this valley parched by our hatred blossom anew. Amid the thunder of weapons, may your prayer turn our thoughts to peace. May your maternal touch soothe those who suffer and flee from the rain of bombs. May your motherly embrace comfort those forced to leave their homes and their native land. May your Sorrowful Heart move us to compassion and inspire us to open our doors and to care for our brothers and sisters who are injured and cast aside.

Holy Mother of God, as you stood beneath the cross, Jesus, seeing the disciple at your side, said: “Behold your son” (Jn 19:26.) In this way he entrusted each of us to you. To the disciple, and to each of us, he said: “Behold, your Mother” (v. 27). Mother Mary, we now desire to welcome you into our lives and our history. At this hour, a weary and distraught humanity stands with you beneath the cross, needing to entrust itself to you and, through you, to consecrate itself to Christ. The people of Ukraine and Russia, who venerate you with great love, now turn to you, even as your heart beats with compassion for them and for all those peoples decimated by war, hunger, injustice and poverty.

Therefore, Mother of God and our Mother, to your Immaculate Heart we solemnly entrust and consecrate ourselves, the Church and all humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine. Accept this act that we carry out with confidence and love. Grant that war may end and peace spread throughout the world. The “Fiat” that arose from your heart opened the doors of history to the Prince of Peace. We trust that, through your heart, peace will dawn once more. To you we consecrate the future of the whole human family, the needs and expectations of every people, the anxieties and hopes of the world.

Through your intercession, may God’s mercy be poured out on the earth and the gentle rhythm of peace return to mark our days. Our Lady of the “Fiat," on whom the Holy Spirit descended, restore among us the harmony that comes from God. May you, our “living fountain of hope,” water the dryness of our hearts. In your womb Jesus took flesh; help us to foster the growth of communion. You once trod the streets of our world; lead us now on the paths of peace. Amen.


Frankly, I don't know if this suffices to fulfill the specific request put forth by Our Lady of Fatima.  The words "consecrate" and "Russia" do occur in the same sentence, but Russia is not named at the primary object of the act of consecration.  However, it does come closer to the request than have all the other consecrations put forth by previous pontiffs.

Between now and this coming Friday the prayer could change - for better or worse.  As always, keep praying the Rosary.