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Friday, September 24, 2021

Is Hannah Merz a credible witness for Church Militant?

by Mary Ann Kreitzer and Susan Matthiesen

Ever since Church Militant (CM) began their hotfoot pursuit to discredit the SSPX, they've used a witches brew of innuendo, supposition, assumptions, and loaded language to poison the public's perception of Archbishop Lefebvre and the Society of St Pius X. Their strategy includes putting witnesses front and center whose trustworthiness and credibility are seriously questionable. Jassy Jacas is one of those witnesses, but another whom cracker jack investigator Christine Niles said a year-and-a-half ago that she planned to interview is "Hannah," Jassy's BFF (Best Friend Forever).

Picture of Hannah with BFF Jassy telling her how beautiful she is (lower right side)

Hannah, of course, is Hannah Merz, the "star pupil" of career counselor Rebecca Carroll. Hannah recently took down her blog, Desert Rose Life, which leads us to wonder whether an interview with Niles is in the works.

My Favorite Piece of Classical Music: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Johann Sebastian Bach

Friday offers a weekly invitation to reflect on the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, that heart burning for love of you. Shouldn't each of us desire that love with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength? 

Some music lifts our hearts and minds to God and overwhelms us with passionate desire. The best music of all, arouses our passions to the love of Christ. Such is the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. 

CLOSE YOUR EYES AND WORSHIP!


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Can You Trust the AMA? Not by a Long Shot! (Pun intended.)

Is your doctor a Josef Mengele?

They want you to take the jab. And the AMA doesn't
mind lying and manipulating you to get you to do it. Below, I've reprinted an article from Dr. Mercola's website posted today. Since the articles are only up now for 48 hours, I copied in it full for those interested. But if you just want the highlights in a brief synopisis here's what headed the article:

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Archbishop Lefebvre Speaks about his Suspension "A Divinas" in 1976 Homily at Lille, France

Have you listened and embraced all the slanders against Archbishop Lefebvre? Maybe it's time to listen to the man himself. I recently came across a video with the archbishop's own voice with English subtitles. It was the famous Mass and homily at Lille, France, after his suspension. The enemies of the archbishop called it an act of defiance, but it wasn't. It was a crie de coeur. The archbishop meant the August 29th Mass to be a private event for a few hundred people at most. But when the press got word of it, they portrayed it as an act of defiance and tens of thousands of faithful Catholics attended. I found the archbishop's words so poignant and so relevant to the disaster we are facing in the Church that I want to share it. [NB: I am not endorsing Fr. Hewko whose commentary begins the video.]

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Open Letter to Clergy about Masks and the Vax: Stick to the Faith, Father!


My nephew wrote a letter to his pastor 
(printed below) after a sermon on September 12th excoriating parishioners for not wearing masks and not taking the "vaccine." The priest started out well comparing an attitude of selfishness to self-denial. But then he segued into the woke propaganda about COVID making mask-wearing and vaxing a moral imperative. He basically labeled those who don't mask and take the jab as enemies of the common good: selfish, only caring about themselves, unChristian, even evil. He told a story about bubonic plague where most of the citizens of a town stayed put rather than carry the plague to other regions and died. 

Monday, September 20, 2021

We All Live in a Soap Opera! What's Happening in Today's Episode?

I've been reading Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. It accompanied me as my beach book last week when my husband and I were on vacation with our daughter and her family. I heartily recommend it with the warning that it is liberally peppered with obscenities -- the common language of some of Vance's family members. The book shines light on life in Appalachia: the white working poor, the non-working welfare dependents, the difficulty of rising above family circumstances, the devastating impact of alcohol and drug addiction. I kept closing the book and reflecting on thoughts raised by the sad, but often funny, descriptions of the colorful characters in Vance's life. There were a number of takeaways:

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sunday Meditation: It All Starts with the Theological Virtues

Our catechism class this morning at the chapel was on the theological virtues: faith, hope, and charity. Every journey begins at the beginning and first step in the spiritual life is faith. This is how the ancient form of the Sacrament of Baptism begins (my comments in red):

AT THE DOOR OF THE CHURCH [The child or adult to be baptized is recognized as a catechumen -- not yet a full member of the Church. The sacrament begins outside the body of the Church since the one to be baptized is not yet a member. The explanations below explain it.] 

Friday, September 17, 2021

Can You Trust the CDC Data on COVID?

 Throughout the COVID crisis, government health agencies have played fast and loose with the data. The latest scam is refusing to count vaccine deaths as vaccine deaths. If a patient gets the jab and drops to the floor unconscious that’s not a vaccine adverse effect. If he subsequently dies, it’s not a vaccine death. Why? Because the CDC is now refusing to count any vaccine adverse event if it occurs within 14 days of the shot. 

Makes sense, eh? 

Friday Fantasies: What If….?

What if….everyone followed the advice of St. Francis de Sales and put the best construction on the actions of others and the most critical on their own?

What if…. everyone followed the golden rule and treated others the way they would like to be treated?

What if…everyone loved and protected children, especially the most vulnerable?

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Of Kinder Eggs and Oranges and the Insane Border Situation

 

I’m a big fan of Mark Steyn and always enjoy his guest host appearances on Tucker Carlson Tonight. I’m also a big fan of Hillsdale College which takes no federal money and sends out a fascinating monthly publication called Imprimis featuring an article by a politician, pundit, etc. So when I got the April/May issue with an article by Mark Steyn I felt doubly blessed. One portion of the article pressed my “culture is insane” button so I’ll share it. (Actually, most of the article did, but one portion especially about the border situation):

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sunday Meditation: Parents, protect your children!

It pains me to say it, but I'm appalled at the number of parents who have lost their minds. Transgender story hours can only happen because "woke" parents subject their children to perverts some of whom are convicted molesters. Why are you surprised, parents, as these psychologically damaged individuals teach your babies to twerk and simulate sex?

Friday, September 10, 2021

With Gratitude to Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and the SSPX - Journey into Tradition and the SSPX #1

Traditional Latin Mass
St Thomas More Church, Sanford, FL

As the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) is being suppressed around the world it's a fact that, by the providence of God, the TLM will continue among a remnant no matter what further steps are taken to suppress it. For that gift we thank the great Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX).

The SSPX states: Until 1969, the various Catholic liturgies were all of apostolic origin. The Gregorian Latin liturgy, celebrated in this church (St Thomas More, Sanford, FL), follows the tradition of St Peter, the first Pope, and has never undergone any essential change til the present time. Every gesture, every word has been weighed and measured with the assistance of the Holy Ghost, for the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls."