Saturday, March 18, 2023

Do NOT Donate To The Catholic Relief Services Collection!

Many dioceses are having their in-pew collection for the CRS this weekend, March 19.   Others will have their collections next weekend.  PLEASE BOYCOTT THIS COLLECTION!

Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute produced a comprehensive report of the many ways in which they operate at variance with Catholic morality - promotion of contraception (even going so far as to have their workers distribute it), homosexuality, etc.  In addition, this blog has featured many articles about the details of their disregard for Catholic teaching.  One of the articles reveals that a high-ranking CRS official was in a "gay marriage" and quite open about it.

Clearly these people are not to be trusted with one penny of your money.  Tomorrow, when that collection basket comes about, drop a note in it (maybe even put that note in your CRS envelope) detailing exactly why you won't be contributing.  Then give that donation to a truly worthwhile charity.  Again, we can thank Michael Hichborn for researching many charities and determining which ones would use your donation dollars properly.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Would St Patrick Be Pleased?

I have posted before on the ways that Catholics mistreat the Feast Day of St. Patrick.  One of the ways that otherwise-good Catholics do that is by disregarding the Lenten discipline when the feast day falls on a Lenten Friday.  Immediately they chortle over a dispensation that modernist bishops dole out without nary a thought, acting like naughty little children who get to raid the cookie jar.  

A facebook friend posted this video, and I repost it here.  This gentleman's words are worth your attention.


There are other voices of sobriety and proper respect for the saint.  I post one of them now.
 
Ireland was once a Catholic holdout against much of the modern corruption.  Recently it has abandoned its lofty place by legalizing child-slaughter and gay "marriage".   Last year a teacher in Ireland was jailed for refusing to go along with a student's transgender fantasies.  How Ireland has betrayed Patrick and forsaken the One True God.

Let us keep Ireland and our once-Christian civilization in prayer for true repentance.  Remember that it is still Lent.

Monday, March 13, 2023

The German Catholic Church - Into The Pits, Or The Groove?

We see some of the rotten fruits of "synodality" as the German bishops vote to "bless" same-sex shack-ups.   The word "blessed" is in quotes for in reality sinful acts cannot be blessed by any stretch of the imagination.  These errant bishops are also tinkering with the ideas of women "priests" and whether or not clergy should be celibate.  Now it remains to be seen whether or not Francis, who today celebrates 10 years after he took over the chair of Peter, will do anything about it.  Will he be at least as decisive with this cabal as he was so quick to throttle the Mass of the Ages?  I regret we know the answer to that.

Not to be outdone by their superiors, some of the German clergy are joining in on the mockery of their priestly vows and dignity.  I don't know the name or precise location of this priest and parish.  He decided to deliver a homily by rapping it - complete with chain and skewed cap.  In other words, he's behaving like an adolescent jackass.  Observe...

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Mark Crutcher - Requiescat In Pace

"We are not here just to put up a good fight.  We are here to win, because winning is how this killing stops."   I first heard Mark Crutcher make this (or a very similar) statement about 15 years ago when he gave a talk at Blessed Sacrament Church just on the MD-DC line.  That was the talk of true leadership and conviction that the babies deserve our best, not the namby-pamby pabulum that came from too many pro-life personalities.  From that talk, I also recall him commenting about groups such as "Priests for Life" and "Baptists for Life".  He asked if anyone considered how ridiculous it was that these groups had to exist, saying "Shouldn't it be understood that ALL priests and Baptists are for life?"

Early today Mark passed onto his final reward owing to a heart attack.  Among many other accomplishments, he was a mentor to many other pro-life leaders including Lila Rose, James O'Keefe, David Dalaeden, Missy Smith and others, particularly as they focused on the marketing of baby body parts.

The organization he founded is Life Dynamics, with its site here.  Many, many resources are located here and I hope it is maintained.  Let us pray for his repose and the consolation of his family, and also let us carry on with our efforts to turn this culture back to God.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

The Cheapening And Commodification Of God's Children

In late autumn of 2022 in College Park Maryland, two women opened a late-term abortuary on Route 1, just across the street from the College Park campus of the University of Maryland.  The two gals are Diane Horvath, a long-time abortionist who was involved with a botched abortion at the now-closed Planned Parenthood facility in Silver Spring Maryland.  The other is Morgan Nuzzo, a certified nurse midwife.  Thanks to the abortion-adoring legislature in Annapolis, Nuzzo is authorized to kill babies, despite not being a physician.

Erstwhile Mayor of College Park
They are located within the bounds of the City of College Park.  So what kind of city government is down with nearly-full-term babies being butchered?  Well, I think we got a hint this past week.  The (ahem!) "recently resigned" mayor of College Park is Patrick Wojahn.  He has recently taken up residence behind bars, being held without bond as he faces multiple charges of child pornography: 40 counts of possession and 16 counts of distribution.  After his arrest, he resigned his mayoral office this past Wednesday, which I believe would be March 8.  Since he already served four terms as mayor, and several terms on the City Council prior to that, we may surmise that he was conducting his little porn business while governing the City of Collage Park.  In fact, Wikipedia states that his work email was used as a recovery email for the account on which child porn was found by investigators.

Wojahn is quite chummy with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, whom he seems to hold as a mentor.  That shouldn't surprise anyone!  He received his law degree from Georgetown University.  I would opine that he neglected to pick up any Catholic morals from Georgetown, but recalled that there are probably no Catholic morals left at Georgetown anyway - but I digress!  He considers himself "married" to Dave Kolesar, a WTOP engineer.  I pray he too is being investigated.

So we see how a long-term mayor of College Park views children - as commodities to be abused and exploited.  Truly he is a kindred spirit to Horvath and Nuzzo of abortuary notoriety.  I understand that if Wojahn is convicted, that he may face 360 years in prison.  If that happens, I pray that it is without possibility of parole.  I only wish he'd take Horvath and Nuzzo with him.

LifeSite News Interviews FBI Whistleblower

Following up on yesterday's post, I am linking to a LifeSite News page, where FBI whistle-blower Kyle Seraphin is interviewed by John-Henry Westen.  Recall that Searphin is the one who had that FBI memo published - the one that explicitly stated that the FBI, and by extension the Biden administration, has it in for faithful traditional Catholics.

One thing Michael Matt asked a while ago is why would the FBI care about Latin Mass Catholics.  Well, I think the meme below answers that.  The New World order that Schwab, Soros, Gates et al are trying to cram down our throats will never take root as long as the truths of Jesus Christ are promulgated.  Those truths are found in their fullness in the Roman Catholic Church, and those truths are best expressed in the Tridentine Latin Mass - more so than the Novus Ordo.  The people who attend the Latin Mass, on the whole, adhere more faithfully to Sacred Tradition than their Novus Ordo counterparts.  Having attended both, I can readily attest to that.

At one point, Seraphin asks how the bishops could have been so cowardly in the face of the Covid restrictions.  I think he's mistaken.  They weren't cowardly, at least not the ones closest to the occupant of the Vatican.  They are part of the cabal that wants to neuter the Church to make way for a "one-world religion" that will be in full compliance with the new world order.  The shutdowns that they imposed upon their churches were in many cases more draconian than those mandated by the respective civil governments.  For example, I had to travel 2.5 hours each way to attend a Mass in an SSPX parking lot.  All of us were in our cars and we emerged only to receive Holy Communion.  The local government permitted the in-vehicle Masses.  The SSPX used that permission while the diocesan churches forbade Mass.  The diocese was under no order by the government to do so, but they did anyway.  The bishops ordered that because they, not necessarily the government, wanted to strangle Mass attendance.

In addition to remaining faithful, we will continue to shine the light on their misdeeds.  For now, they retain some sense of shame and they need to feel that.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Why Satan And His Sycophants Hate The Mass Of The Ages


 Lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivandi.  The meme encapsulates why the modernists hate the Latin Mass.  It hinders them as they attempt to mutate the truths of Catholic faith and morality, truths taught by Jesus Christ Himself through His church.  That is why the Latin Mass is evicted from the Church while we see Bozo the Clown Masses being conducted with impunity in our Churches.  That is why the current occupant of the Vatican casts slurs upon us as he calls us "neo pelagians", "rigid" and all manners of derogatory terms.

We will stand fast with this Mass, even if eventually we must go underground.  The Mass will not be suppressed, despite all the hell-spawned attempts to do so.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Archdiocese Of Baltimore Swirling Down The Gay-Enabling Cesspool

The following pictures are of handouts distributed at the Archdiocese of Baltimore Social Ministry Convocation this past Saturday.




Please understand that these papers were not obtained from a booth set up after one of those gay-pride parade-orgies.  These were openly displayed and distributed at an official function of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  That is to say that the Archdiocese of Baltimore openly promoted and facilitated mortal sins of homosexual perversions.

The letter to the left alludes to the Rosary in reparation that we planned to hold on the sidewalk, if the transgender-enabling session occurred.  I don't know what they thought a group of Rosary-praying Catholics were going to do, but I understand that there was heightened security in that meeting.

Please note that they "intend to coordinate with the Archdiocese to safely hold this workshop soon".  I don't know what is "safe" about the approval of homosexual conduct, since that does constitute formal cooperation with homosexual sins, and will tend towards eternal damnation for all involved.

Please look at the pink flyer.  Father Buening replaced the dissident Father Joseph Muth at Saint Matthew's on Loch Raven Boulevard.  The Archdiocese did indeed create that position of "LGBT+ Coordinator".   So what precisely does that mean?  Yes, Father was involved in the Courage outreach, but we also note that LEAD still exists at St Matthew's.   What gives?

If all this "welcoming" and "including" does not entail usage of the Sacrament of Confession as part of repentance of the sin of homosexual conduct, it is nothing but the bestowal of false comfort as deluded and self-deceived souls literally head straight for hell.  All of the Gospels make crystal clear that Jesus' message was that repentance was a necessary prerequisite for the reception of God's mercy.  He dined with sinners -repentant sinners.  This "social ministry convocation" is evidence that the Archdiocese of Baltimore has forgotten this crucial fact, and had better recall it quickly.

Merrick Garland Gets His Clock Cleaned!

Just sit back and enjoy!

This hearing happened March 1st.  I don't know what clout these hearings actually pack, but still is good to shine the light on these cockroaches.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Baltimore's Mercy High School In Serious Need Of Repentance And Mercy

Let's look at Mercy High School in Baltimore.   Because they hosted what appears to be a gay gab-fest on Saturday Feb 25, one might surmise that Mercy as an institution might itself be gay-pandering.  As I look about the internet, I think they might be correct.

Let's look on Mercy's web page, specifically the subpage entitled "Clubs and Organizations".  Way at the very bottom, we see something called "VALID", a club that poses a deadly peril to the souls of confused young girls.  Read it for yourself.  Nowhere is there mention of overcoming same-sex attraction or taking recourse to the Church sacraments to keep from falling into homosexual relationships.  Instead, its aim is to "support" them by "connecting them with allies and other students like themselves".  Is this a thinly-disguised gay-dating service?

The moderator appears to be a woman named Hogg.  I don't see her as a current faculty or staff member, but a quick google shows her history with Mercy.  A Catholic Review article from two years ago states that she was a theology teacher there.  Her facebook page shows her clear alliance with the gay agenda.  Observe for yourselves.

Two years ago, Becky Egan Hogg was teaching theology at Mercy.  One wonders what kind of "theology" was being taught, but I digress.








Now we have a glimpse into her Facebook page



Now let's take a look at the Sisters of Mercy, the order of sisters running that school.  I was none too surprised to see on their website a page dedicated to "bisexual, transgender and intersex resources".   Isn't that just typical?   One book touted there is entitled "The Bible and the Transgender Experience: How Scripture Supports Gender Variance".   One gets to read how "helpful new interpretations can be for creating inclusive communities".  In other words, the reader learns how he/she can twist and distort God's word to justify any sin that they want.  The rest of the reading list is similarly oriented.

There's another gay-pandering page called "links to helpful resources".  Naturally it had all manners of websites devoted to the promotion of vile perversions: New Ways Ministry, Dignity, Human Rights Campaign, Fortunate Families (a favorite of Cardinal Gregory's!)  Anything with that rainbow-heart logo will lead you to all manners of satanic propaganda designed to normalize and even lionize the most base perversions.

The rest of the pabulum there is just a litany of the usual "social-justice-warrior" tripe: earth day, racism, border-crashing enabling,   If you want to get a glimpse into new-age pantheism, this page won't disappoint.  It may bore you to tears, but it will open your eyes to what is being force-fed to young Catholic girls.  Now here is a piece of irony in that clip.  They quote St. Thomas Aquinas as he said "a sin against nature is a sin against God".  Well, given their advocacy of sexual perversions, they themselves are sinning against nature big time, and most definitely sin against God.

I don't have time to pick this whole website apart.  I leave that to my readers, particularly those who have relatives involved in Mercy High School, to do some "due diligence" research on your own.  By the way, as you do so, please advise if you see them denouncing abortion.  I couldn't find any such mention.

I regret that there are many schools like it.  Our Lord spoke of those who scandalize others, that it would be better if a millstone were tied around their neck to drown them.  Now we know how they could have allowed that "social ministry convocation" to be held on their premises.  I hope to have more on that debacle in the next few days.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Perversion-Enabling Workshop At Baltimore Catholic Meeting - Cancelled, But Problems Still Abounded

In response to my communication to Erin Younkins last week regarding the scandalous workshop that was to have been part and parcel of the Archdiocese of Baltimore Social Ministry Convocation, I received the following email late Friday afternoon from the Archdiocese

Hi  – I know you expressed concerns about the Social Ministry Convocation and I wanted to touch base to let you know that workshop on transgender sharing stories has been cancelled and removed from the schedule.

Thank you, 

Christian Kendzierski     
Executive Director of Communications
Archdiocese of Baltimore
320 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Office:    410-547-5378 www.archbalt.org

(end of email)

Accordingly, it was determined that the reason for our presence on the sidewalk in front of Mercy High School no longer existed, so we opted not to be there.  I have it on good authority that the workshop was indeed cancelled.  However, I also know that this gab fest was still quite gay-infested.  I will have more to say on this as I receive the wretched details.

I've no doubt that many faithful Baltimore-area Catholics registered their concerns with the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  This episode proves once again that when faithful Catholics discharge their responsibilities and hold Church leaders to fidelity to Church teaching, that constructive results can and will happen. 

While we can rejoice that the Archdiocese of Baltimore canceled the workshop, we soberly acknowledge that had we not exposed this and called them out on it, that the workshop would have been conducted.  This is why we must always remain vigilant.  We, each and every one of us, and that means YOU, have a solemn duty to call out unrighteousness when we see it.  Yes, we must pray and offer sacrifices, but not even these will be sufficient if we content ourselves to do so only within the relatively safe confines of our churches and homes.  While engaging in those spiritual exercises, we need to speak and act publicly.  Often enough, we will see the benefits.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Archdiocese Of Baltimore's Not-So-Prolife Office

Here we have the webpage of the Archdiocese of Baltimore's Respect Life Office.  You will notice at the bottom of the page that Erin Younkins is the Director of Life, Justice and Peace. 

Now take a look at the site belonging to the Archdiocese of Baltimore Social Ministry Convocation - the outfit putting on that progressive gab fest this coming weekend.  Take a look at their 2023 Planning Committee.  Notice that Erin Younkins is a member of that committee.  I highly doubt that the transgender-coddling workshop would be allowed to happen without Younkins' permission, if not her approval.  Younkins' involvement of this was pointed out to me by an alert Catholic.

As pointed out in one of my previous posts, the allowance of that workshop is a prime example of the Catholic Church of Baltimore cooperating in the mortal sin of sexual perversion.  No one truly pro-life can countenance any insult to the Church teaching and tradition regarding marriage, sexuality, life.  If ever there was a "seamless garment" in Catholic moral theology, it can be found in Humanae Vitae, Casti Commubi and other documents.  Unless Younkins is completely bereft of common sense, she has to be aware of that.  

I therefore emailed her the following message two days ago:

Ms. Younkins, I write to you in your capacity as the Director of the Office of Life, Justice and Peace for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  

No doubt you are aware of the gathering that will occur this coming Saturday at Mercy High School of the Archdiocese of Baltimore Social Ministry Convocation.  You are listed on the 2023 Planning Committee.  I and others have scoured that website and find not one mention of abortion, an evil that the USCCB described as the greatest social evil.  We find all sorts of other issues mentioned, all of which any radical proponent of baby-slaughter could use to claim alliance and compliance with the Church.  

Most troubling is workshop #12, obviously designed to garner support for gender-confused individuals as they engage in objectively mortal sins of sexual perversions.  That the Archdiocese of Baltimore is lending its name to that constitutes a serious sin of scandal. You in particular bear responsibility if you do not publicly and vehemently denounce that workshop.  The individuals slated to speak at that workshop need to be guided to repentance and healing, not applauded as they literally careen towards misery in this life and likely damnation in the next. 

Please be advised that this communication and any responses (or lack thereof) will be publicized.  


As you might have suspected, I have received no reply at the time I am writing this blog piece.  Her email address is Erin.Younkins@archbalt.org.  The phone number on that web page is 410-547-5537.  Why not you, dear readers, drop her a line or two and let her know of your displeasure?

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Mark Houck To Speak In Maryland First Weekend In March

Defend Life is sponsoring a speaking tour featuring Mark Houck, the PA sidewalk counselor who was harassed by Federal authorities and who won his court case.  See here for a history of the relevant events.

Below is his speaking schedule.  Please attend one of these talks.



Friday, February 17, 2023

Maryland Residents! Action Needed Now Against Proposed Constitutional Amendment Promoting Abortion

The heavily Democrat, and thus pro-abortion MD state legislature is at it again, this time with pro-abortion Wes Moore as Governor.  The so-called "Declaration of Rights - Right to Reproductive Freedom" is beginning its march through the legislative process.  It is filed as both HB 705 and SB 798.

Maryland residents, your delegates and senators need to hear from you.  Please go to https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/ to follow the progress of this thing and to contact your representatives.  If you don't have a login, you will be prompted to establish one.  Put one of those two bills in the search box. 

Doing so for HB 705 will show that it has been referred to the "Health and Government Operations Committee".  Here we see the membership of that committee.  Their names are hyperlinks that take you to their email addresses.  

Doing the same for SB 798, we see that this one is referred to the "Finance Committee".  Here is that committee's membership.

Please email each committee member your opposition to this amendment that would enshrine murder into our state constitution.  The email should be brief and to the point.  Make sure to include your legal street address in MD.  Do the same for your own elected representatives.  The sooner the better.

This coming Tuesday, February 21st at 12:30 PM, there will be a press conference at the House of Delegates Building - 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis.  The gathering will be at the Rowe Boulevard entrance.  Please be there with pro-life signs.

Please save that website url and your login information for any future actions.  It will most likely be needed.

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Two Acts Of Blasphemy In Baltimore

PROFANITY ALERT

This morning, as I walked into Mass, a note was in the vestibule for general distribution.  It is quite self-explanatory, as you can see.  Father took the necessary remedial steps.  He notified all appropriate authorities and took care, via blessings, to repel any spiritual malevolence that were most likely attached to this act.

As I read the note, I could not help but consider that this vandalism happened immediately after news broke of the FBI and their targeting of Traditional Catholics.  The Fraternity of St Peter offers the Traditional Latin Mass, and the other Sacraments in the Tridentine rite.  I simply am not stupid enough to believe that it's just a coincidence that these two acts of persecution occurred so closely to each other.

I can understand why the good priests would not have wanted to cause scandal to young children by repeating the contents of the graffiti. Moreover, it would have been most unbecoming to utter the profanities before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

However, the world at large simply needs to understand the extent of hatred there is for the One True Church.  After Mass, I went around back and captured just what was on the back wall.  I regret the crude profanities, but they are what they are, and we must face it.




Now let me post something that relates to yesterday's post.  It too is blasphemy.


This is workshop number 12 from the Archdiocese of Baltimore gabfest.  Note that there are nine ways in which we can cooperate with the sin of others and thus be culpable of sin ourselves.  In that "workshop" description, we see that attendees will be cajoled into praising and giving consent to sexual perversions.  They will be defending the sin and might even provoke others to the same actions.  In that this is being promoted on an archdiocesan website, ostensibly in the name of the Church and thus God, we have blasphemy.  God can never condone such sin, and these Church representatives blaspheme when they pretend that He will.

I contend that this blasphemy is worse than the graffiti on the wall.  Those who chalked that graffiti did not hold themselves to be Christian.  They seem to be supremely uncatechized and ignorant of the Faith.  Those of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, though, have been (somewhat) taught and possibly ordained.  They must have their feet held to the fire - and we must do it.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Archdiocese Of Baltimore Social Ministry Convocation Needs To Be Picketed

The 44th Annual Social Ministry Convocation, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, will happen on February 25 at Mercy High School on Northern Parkway in Baltimore.  You'll notice that the website url shows that it is on the server of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Take a look at the workshops.  The very first one is being conducted by members of Pax Christi, a dissident group if ever there was one.  Look who their Board President is - Bishop John Stowe of Lexington Kentucky - yes, him!  He threw the Covingoton Boys under the bus, never apologizing after they were exonerated.  During "pride week" in 2020, he apologized to gays for the Church's teachings on sinful relations.  I don't have time to examine the other board members at the moment.  Upon further examination of the workshop's description, we notice that little part about "cooperation with other like-minded groups"?  Just what groups might that be?  Why, other anti-God and leftist cabals, of course.

Moving further down, we see an even worse workshop entitled "Come And Listen: Transgender Catholic Families And Individuals Share Their Experiences Living In A Catholic Parish".  Were these individuals mistreated?  I would venture to say "yes" IF they were not encouraged and/or admonished to repent of sinful sexual conduct and avail themselves of the Sacrament of Confession.  However, I suspect their definition of mistreatment might be some actual proclamation of truth necessary to their salvation.  In other words, it will be a perversion-coddling sob-story session.

The next one appears to be advising border-crashers how to evade the few immigration-control laws that we have.  The description in its original Spanish is "Lo que necesita saber sobre la ley del Real ID y las implicaciones para la comunidad indocumentada"  Pope that into Google Translate and we have "What you need to know about the Real ID law and its implications for the undocumented community"

"Undocumented community" is just a polite way of calling these people "cabals of border-crashers showing utter disregard for our laws.

To sum up, we see in these workshops such topics as environmentalism, racism, coddling illegal immigrants, and so on.  Now what do we not see?  You guessed it!  Nary a peep is uttered about the baby-slaughter known as abortion.  The fact is that Maryland is now an abortion-mecca, with two late-term butcher shops to our disgrace.  We also see nothing about euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research.  I might point out that the Church, in its insane push for Covid vaccination, actually participated in the sin of embryonic stem cell research, but I digress.

As much as many good people want to eradicate abortion from our cultural landscape, we will not succeed until we purge the advocacy of abortion from our Church hierarchy.  We can make a jab at it on Feb 25.  The gabfest is slated to run between 9am to 3pm.  As we finalize courses of action, we will communicate them to our readers via a future blog post.

Friday, February 10, 2023

FBI Attempts To Marginalize Traditional Catholics

Several years ago when hints of anti-Catholic bigotry started to pop up sporadically, I coined a phrase to describe how the politically correct progressives - many with money, power and worldly influence - were treating us.  That phrase is (and I will have to misspell it and substitute some characters to evade the bots that are censoring truth) "n!gg@rs of the new age".  I think that meaning is quite clear.

The language is shocking, I know.  In fact, it should be shocking to describe accurately an increasingly shocking reality AND to wake up some people who would rather deny reality and live in a rose-colored-glasses idyllic little bubble.  Several friends of mine were also made uncomfortable and expressed displeasure at my use of the phrase.  A few of them were more indignant about the phrase than they were of the actual instances of anti-Catholic bigotry happening at that time.

Unless you've had blinders over your eyes and fingers in your ears, by now you've learned of the FBI memo that has essentially called faithful Catholics who prefer the Latin Mass "white supremists" and "racists".  The precise title of this lovely tome is "Interest of Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists in Radical-Traditionalist Catholic Ideology Almost Certainly Presents New Mitigation Opportunities"     Can it be any more obvious?  Recall the gestapo-like raid on Mark Houck and that kangaroo-court trial that he underwent.  Thanks be to God for the Thomas More Society and some judges who still adhere to some semblance of Constitutional convictions.

We can also thank the Lord for the courage of Kyle Seraphin, a former FBI agent turned whistle-blower.  He made that memo public.  Pray for his safety, lest an unfortunate "suicide" befall him.

They say that cockroaches hate the light, and the ones at the FBI are no different.  Facing well-deserved backlash and rebukes, they rescinded the memo.  But Taylor Marshall in the video below asks whether or not they changed their policy.  Right now, they are behaving like little cowardly delinquents that got caught with their hands in the cookie jar and now are engaged in "cover-your-ass" damage control.  They "intend to investigate this", you see?  Yeah, right!  We do see!  They'll keep right on "investigating" until another big balloon or something else is staged to distract us.

At least for now, they abhor examination and attention.  So let's keep vigilant.


Thursday, February 9, 2023

World Youth Day - Progressive Indoctrination?

World Youth Day 2023 is slated to be held in Lisbon Portugal from Aug 1 to Aug 6.  I have written a bit about them in the past.  It seems that when the first ones happened, they were relatively decent, but then started degrading into something decidedly less holy and wholesome with the:
  • Rock-concert groupie atmosphere
  • Holy Communion being distributed in manners that can only be called sacrilegious (use of plastic cups, passing the Hosts around like they were snacks, etc)
  • Over-emphasis on feelings and emotions rather than reverence and worship
Some of the fa├žade started to wear off when we saw some rather strange logos for these events and heard of "themes" being "environment", "immigration" and other progressive themes.  Check out this anthology of my previous posts for more detail.

LifeSite News brings us news of more pronounced concerns regarding the 2023 affair.  See here and here.  Right off the bat, I highly commend these parents in Poland for being vigilant about the influences to which their teen-aged children could be exposed.  

The parents learned that the UN's "Sustainable Development Goals" were considered to be "guiding elements" by the WYD organizers.  Moreover, those organizers touted the Global Tree Initiative.  Right on their web page we see the shout-out to the Dalai Lama.  This is nothing more than religious pluralism.

These parents are correct in their less-than-favorable assessment of World Youth Day.  I'd suggest that all parents keep their youngsters away from that progressive indoctrination camp.  May I suggest a more spiritually uplifting alternative that holds true appeal to young people?  The Traditional Latin Mass!  There they can be fed and formed in the Faith of Saints and truly worship and encounter Jesus Christ.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Sigh! Saint Patrick's Day Will Be Mocked And Trivialized Again!

How, you ask?  Well it falls on a Lenten Friday, and bishops are already giving dispensations for the eating of meat on that day - in honor of St Patrick!  Of course! 

Whom do they think they're fooling?  Why, Lent hasn't even begun and already three area dioceses have issued decrees for the dispensation.  Hey!  If the bishops can dispense a Lenten penance for childish reason, why can they not exercise that same episcopal discretion and grant greater liberality for the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass?  Oh, wait!  They'll only do that for the diminishing of piety, not its increase.  See how that works?

How will you really honor St Patrick on his feast day?

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Rosary Novena For The Protection Of The Tridentine Mass

Many might have heard that a new encyclical is in the works, one that would further restrict the celebration of the Tridentine Mass, as well as other sacraments conferred in the Latin rite.  Most notably, it would forbid priestly ordinations in the Tridentine rite.  This would impact several religious communities, such as the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter.   That is a direct violation of Quo Primum, but with this Vatican crew, Sacred Tradition seems to be a thing to be despised. 

I attend the Tridentine Mass at the Shrine of St. Alphonsus Ligouri.  For years now it has been administered by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter.  Today during the homily the priests asked us to pray a Rosary novena that starts tomorrow, Monday February 6, to ask Our Lady's intercession for the preservation of the Mass and the charism of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.  The guideline, distributed at Mass today, appears below.  Please join us and ask others to do the same.



Thursday, February 2, 2023

Mark Houck To Pursue Legal Action

As well he should.  He made that announcement on Steve Bannon's War Room podcast on January 31st.  He and his family deserve justice, both legal and financial, for the terror that was recklessly inflicted upon them by the jackbooted thugs that practically broke into his house on September 23, 2022. 

But beyond that, it will give pro-aborts reason to pause as they realize that pro-life people will no longer just "take it on the chin".  We realize that we must stand for ourselves as a means of protecting other pro-life people from pro-abortion thugs who might be emboldened by any misguided passivity on our part.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Mark Houck Acquitted - NOT The End Of The Story

Today, January 30 2023, news broke of the acquittal of Mark Houck of the bogus charges brought against him by the corrupt Biden administration, specifically through the Department of (in)Justice.  Recall that four months ago, he was hauled away by a swat team out of his home in front of his terrified children.

They tried to nail him on alleged violations of the FACE act.  Houck was well-represented by attorneys from the Thomas More Society.  They pointed out that Houck's alleged "assault" didn't even fit the definition of a FACE violation and that the deathscort who alleged injury (Bruce Love) was not in the good graces of the Planned Parenthood.  It seems that he violated Planned Parenthood's prohibition regarding engaging with pro-life people.  Imagine that! 

Now Houck is acquitted and pro-life people are rightly pleased.  However, several of them seem to believe that this victory is complete and that we can put this behind us.  I, as a front-line activist myself, beg to differ.  For too long we have contented ourselves with merely fending off legal attacks and winning defensive battles.  As is said in sports circles, though, the best defense is a good offense.

The DOJ brought forth a frivolous suit, most likely for the purpose of wearing people down.  I'm not sure they even anticipated a legal victory but just wanted pro-life people to expend time and money.  Well, maybe it's high time that we make them expend some of their resources.  I would think that the Houck family has more than sufficient grounds to file countersuits on account of the harassments that they suffered.

Not only am I publicly urging Mark Houck to file countersuit, but I am urging all pro-life people who have suffered hindrance and harm to go on the legal offensive.  Exercise your legal rights to defend yourselves, your fellow pro-lifers and your ability to do your pro-life work.

Of course that will take some money.  I therefore also urge donations to the Thomas More Society and other similar organizations to help them assist beleaguered pro-life activists.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Glenn Beck Interviews Taylor Marshall Regarding State Of The Church

Glenn Beck interviewed Taylor Marshall on his program yesterday.  They discussed some aspects of the Church's current situation, and Pope Benedict's book that was just released posthumously.  They went into some details regarding Archbishop Vigano's work for Benedict and how Vigano came to expose so much of the Church's corruption, particularly as it pertained to the now-disgraced Theodore McCarrick.  Please see below. 

By the way - the title of this clip is "How Vatican City's Dark Secrets Are Relevant To You".  Make no mistake, they ARE relevant to each and every one of us.  No one can excuse themselves from the obligation to inform themselves of such matters.  No one can pretend that what happens in the Vatican has no bearing on their individual life.  It most certainly does, as what happens in the Church can have decisive consequences for eternal salvation, particularly if they remain culpably ignorant of them.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Pell And Neumayr - Their Suspicious Deaths

Cardinal George Pell passed away ten days ago, on January 10, 2023.  He had only been released a short while ago while unjustly imprisoned on rather trumped-up charges.  Just before his death, the Spectator published what is now His Eminence's final article dealing with the working document for the upcoming "Synod on Synodality".  He had some choice, accurate words to say about the 45-page bloviation.  To wit:

"What is one to make of this potpourri, this outpouring of New Age good will? It is not a summary of Catholic faith or New Testament teaching. It is incomplete, hostile in significant ways to the apostolic tradition and nowhere acknowledges the New Testament as the Word of God, normative for all teaching on faith and morals. The Old Testament is ignored, patriarchy rejected and the Mosaic Law, including the Ten Commandments, is not acknowledged

"The Catholic Synod of Bishops is now busy constructing what they think of as ‘God’s dream’ of synodality. Unfortunately this divine dream has developed into a toxic nightmare despite the bishops’ professed good intentions."

As far back as 2014, over eight years ago, Cardinal Pell displayed his wariness regarding this plethora of "synods".  He called out some skullduggery by pounding his fist on a table and demanding that leaders "stop manipulating this synod".  Lo and behold, they backed down once they were shown to be charlatans. 

Last March the blogger Sandro Magister published a "Memorandum on the Next Conclave".  It had been circulating among the cardinals and was written under the pseudonym "Demos".  Magister stated on January 11th that Cardinal Pell was Demos.  The memo began with the declaration that "commentators of every school.. agree that this pontificate is a disaster in many or most respects; a catastrophe."  He then goes on to outline what he believes should be the mindsets of the cardinals during their selection of the next pope.

The officially-stated cause of the cardinal's death was "complications from hip surgery".  He allegedly had a heart attack.  I cannot find any definite statement of him taking the covid-cootie-jab, but I strongly suspect he didn't.  Being aware of the masonic forces that lurk within the Vatican, I cannot dismiss the possibility of murder, given the Cardinal's outspoken opposition to Francis' strange schemes.  There is talk that Pell stood to be influential in the next conclave; perhaps that is what some feared.

On January 20th, just a few days after the death of Cardinal Pell, we received news of another George who spoke truth regarding this pontificate.  George Neumayr passed away in the Ivory Coast, allegedly from malaria.  While he looked terrible in what turned out to be his last podcast, he mentioned nothing of being ill, nor did his prolific tweets hint at any serious sickness.  The corrupt bishops had reason to fear him, from their warped perspectives.  He wasn't afraid to approach them and ask them pointed questions.

Many Catholics and pro-life people are mourning the deaths of these two men and rightly asking prayers for the repose of their souls.  However, they are ignoring the elephant in the living room - the suspicious natures and timings of their deaths.  Not everyone is, though.  I'll say this plainly.  We must consider the very real possibility that these two men were murdered because they both were exposing corruption from within the Vatican.  Let's face it; we know that freemasonry runs rampant through the Vatican.  We have testimony from the late Bella Dodd about the subversives that she and others insinuated into the seminaries during the early 20th century.  Is is not very likely that some of them wormed their way into the Vatican?  Consider the origins of the Sankt Gallen mafia.

Will there be more?  We can't know the answer to that.  Will we be intimidated by all this?  We better know the answer to that.

For both men: requiescat in pace.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Is Catholic Charities Participating In Trafficking Of Vulnerable Immigrant Children?

Two very related articles are making their way through the internet this week, both regarding the shipment by the Federal government of unattended undocumented alien children.  I cannot call them "illegal aliens" for many of them are not of age to be culpable of border crashing.  The feds are, though.  

Judicial Watch, through a FOIA request, obtained a 16-page document from the HHS Department revealing that planes originating in San Diego were depositing these kids in multiple cities.  This is orchestrated by the Biden administration but has probably been going on for a long time.  Now consider that these kids are being deposited in some refuge centers - no homes, no families.  What is the nature of these "refuge centers"?  What do the feds intend for these kids?  Is it at all possible that this is sheer, unabashed human trafficking, with the aim of exploiting these kids?

About the same time, this article from the New York Post is making its way through the web.   They state that several so-called "charities", including Catholic Charities, are receiving millions of dollars (our tax dollars, that is) to facilitate this illegal border crashing.  This is no surprise.

Over the years, this blog and other outlets have been disclosing the gross misbehaviors of Catholic Charities, especially with regards to illegal aliens.  Here we read an account from 14 years ago, when an employee of Catholic Charities of Richmond (VA) took a female client of theirs, an underage alien, with the prior knowledge of the local bishop, for an abortion.  In 2010, Catholic Charities of Arlington covered up the fact that an illegal alien whom they were aiding and abetting engaged in drinking-and-driving (not the first offense) and caused an auto accident that killed someone in the other car.  The feds had their hand in it, too, for he was about to be deported but was released on his own recognizance.

At one time, I thought these isolated incidents were anomalies.  I was enlightened otherwise when the truth was revealed how Catholic Charities, particularly in those locales near the southern border, were being granted millions of dollars (again, our tax dollars).  Of course, some of those "immigrants" were muslim terrrorists (read all the links).  Some of that government funding has been coming from HHS, mentioned in the second paragraph of this post as coordinating all the dispersal of immigrant children hither and yon.

Again, what is their "end-game" for these children?  What in hell do they plan to do with, and to, them?  I just do not trust them to have the children's best interests at heart.  Quite the opposite may well be the case.  If these children are slated to be exploited, the bishops, through Catholic Charities, will be part and parcel, and just as guilty of such crimes.

Friday, January 6, 2023

The State Of Evil In The World

Below is a recording of a talk given by Father Chad Ripperger on January 5th at St Mary of Pine Bluff Catholic Church in Pine Bluff WI.  The topic of his talk revolves around the rampant evil in the world and inside the Catholic Church today.  He relates these matters to the disobedience of the admonitions given by Our Lady of Fatima.

I personally found it interesting when he spoke of the four sins that cry to heaven for vengeance.  I certainly understood how murder, particularly of the unborn and elderly, and homosexual vice fit into that.  One of the other evils is "defrauding the worker of his wages".  He stated that the onerous tax burdens laid on us by progressives in the government amounts to defrauding the worker of his wages.  It certainly shows another depth of depravity inherent in the "social gospel" that has been spoon-fed to us for decades and it makes much sense.

A ray of hope that Father mentions is the ever-increasing number of Catholics, particularly young Catholics, who are rediscovering their Catholic heritage through the Latin Mass.  I link now to a letter that Archbishop Vigano released yesterday that was occasioned by the death of Pope Benedict XVI.  He made no secret his displeasure regarding the proceedings from Vatican II and pointed out that Benedict's Moto Propitio played a pivotal role in making available the Latin Mass.


Sunday, January 1, 2023

Rush To Judgment Regarding Pope Benedict XVI

No, I'm not talking of those who might be bad-mouthing the late pontiff.  Far from it.  I am quite baffled about those who have already declared him not only a saint but a Doctor of the Church.  Utilizing the canard of "not speaking ill of the dead", they poo-poo legitimate objections to their haste for the bestowal of these honors and in fact cast aspersions on those of us who do raise cautionary voices.

Let's face some unpleasant facts now, shall we?  When Benedict ascended to the papal throne in 2005, he asked people to "pray for me that I may not flee for fear of the wolves."  He had some knowledge of what progressive elements in the Vatican could do.  Yet he took the papal oath anyway.  Included in that oath is the promise to "keep without sacrifice to itself the discipline and the rite of the Church.  I will put outside the Church anyone who dares to go against this oath.."  He did do that, most notably with his July 2007 Summorum Pontificum that took the Tridentine Mass out of the evil clutches of progressive bishops.

However, less than eight years later, that changed.  He announced his rather odd and frankly, canonically irregular (if not impossible) resignation from the papacy.  Looking back, I think we can all see the evil hand of the Sankt Gallen mafia driving that whole thing.  Maybe we couldn't see it at the time, but no doubt Benedict did.  How could have not have known what was to follow after he left Peter's chair?  Perhaps he wasn't privy to all the details of their plans, but he must have known that they had their long knives out for Holy Mother Church.  He did not remain at his post to guard the Deposit of Faith.  Some argue that we don't know Benedict's real motives for so doing.  Be that as it may, could any well-intentioned motive have even mattered?

Some are now saying that because the papacy is now "no longer bifurcated" that Francis is now pope without a doubt.  Hold up a minute.  There remains the matter of compromised elections, that would render a papal election to be invalid.  I touched upon that in a post from seven years ago.  One correction to that post; whereas I assumed Francis' election was valid, I no longer hold that assumption.  I simply don't know.

The late pope will be buried later this week.  We must pray for his soul and for Holy Mother Church.  Here is a take on the matter from Michael Matt.