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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Now The Iconoclasts are after Mount Rushmore and Stone Mountain

Baltimore did the dirty deed at night...
like Judas!
"Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad."  (For those liberals who don't know what an iconoclast is and are too lazy to look it up, iconoclasm is 1. the practice of destroying images, especially those created for religious veneration, and 2. the practice of opposing cherished beliefs or traditional institutions.)

The left is more and more unhinged.
Ten Statues Liberals Want to Destroy
Will Richmond Purge Monument Ave?
Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues in Dead of Night
These articles represent just a tiny sample of the insanity going on all over the country where local government is purging the nation's history in order order to...well...what exactly is it all about?

Monday, August 21, 2017

Pope Francis and the Eclipse of the Sun of Catholic Truth

OnePeterFive is always thought-provoking and is one of my favorite websites. Steve Skojec wrote an article today about the eclipse of the sun using the heavenly event as a metaphor. Quoting a priest friend who encouraged him in his discouragement (Isn't that a common state for faithful Catholics these days?), he wrote:

Trolling the lunatics or anti-Confederate iconoclasm?

"And that horse - it ate LIVING PLANTS."
On August 17th it was reported that someone had sprayed "TEAR IT DOWN" on the base of the golden statue of St Joan of Arc on Decatur Street in New Orleans' French Quarter. The incident actually happened May 5th, well before Charlottesville. (The anti-Confederate hoopla has been going on since banning the Confederate flag awhile back.)

This would seem to relate to the tearing down of America's Confederate monuments across the South, five alone in Baltimore stealthily in the middle of the night this past week.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Keep Praying for the Consecration of Russia by Name

Cardinal Burke calls for Consecration of Russia to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sunday Meditation: Back in the Saddle, but moving slowly...

Jesus is always there for you, even in the darkest moments.
Remember when Peter, James, and John were on the mount of the Transfiguration and Peter wanted to make tents for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah and remain there? That's the way I feel after retreat. Five days of silent Communion with the Lord and His Mother was a little bit of heaven, and I confess I wasn't eager to return to the valley of tears or, in the words of the Spiritual Exercises, to the plain around Babylon where Satan and his minions are gathered. All I had to do to see the smoke and smell the sulphur was to turn on my computer and read what's been happening in my absence.

Like Peter, I wish I could plant my tent on the mountain top and stay there.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Man Wants to Remove his Humanity

A blank canvas
Here is an example of the transgender agenda literally gone out of this world into the realm of outer space science fiction. That the psyche of a person searching for acceptance and love takes him to such extreme measures as to REMOVE HIS HUMANITY, wanting instead to become an ALIEN, boggles the mind. This is the anti-God agenda of the world of sexuality taken to the most extreme measures. The "Sexual Left" is still thinking up new ways to make man into boundless fantastic images, none of which are the Image of God.

Vinny Ohh, 23, a Los Angeles makeup artist and part time model, wants to become a genderless alien. Neither male nor female. Genderless. A blank canvas. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Treason of the Catholic "Nice Guys"

The Church will --
through the power of the Holy Spirit!
Editor's Note: This is the main article from the current issue of the Les Femmes newsletter. It's not posted on line yet; I'm offering this as preview. I am on retreat this week and scheduled the article to post before I left. No comments will be posted, however, until I return on Saturday. So if you comment please be patient. 

I will be computer and phone-free this week and will moderate all comments when I return. I'm praying for the intentions of my readers during this five-day silent retreat. I would appreciate your prayers as well.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tearing Old Dixie Down

Tearing Old Dixie down - August 16, 2017
Baltimore, in the middle of the night
Remember the song, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by Canadian Robbie Robertson, chief songwriter for The Band? Well, they're doing it again - tearing Old Dixie down. 150 years later. First the Confederate flag was banned then Charlottesville happened therefore now all Confederate statues are being torn down so that in the future no one will ever know about the War Between the States. 

"Shhhh! Don't mention the war!" (Basil Fawlty) 

Unfortunately, the effect will be the opposite since "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". (George Santayana)

A Seventh Day Adventist's Respectful Reply

The email below was received by the Orlando Truth ( from a Seventh Day Adventist in response to the Orlando Truth's newsletter about anti-Catholic SDA Pastor Bill Hughes. The newsletter was mailed, then later posted on Les Femmes on August 11th. My comments are in red.

TO: The Editor

We received the article you sent regarding Pastor Bill Hughes. It is appreciated, the efforts you are making to defend against what you have termed 'Anti-Catholicism'. I was particularly drawn to the statement from Arthur Schlesinger, Sr. that anti-Catholicism is “the deepest bias in the history of the American people.” However, I would have to clarify that by asserting that racism and racial bigotry has, by far, been the greatest bias in this country, and still is. Try being a Catholic in the Bible Belt, a Catholic living under the Obama regime, and a Catholic convert in a Protestant family of liberals. 

On the other hand, it has also been correctly stated by George Santayana that, "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it." Our greatest error is in forgetting where we came from; how what we now know as The United States of America originated in its past. Some of us still have remembrance of the truth in this regard. There have been deliberate and concerted efforts to cover up this historic past, and in some cases, to even conspire to rewrite it as though it never happened. Catholics also immigrated to America to escape oppression of their Protestant overlords. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Guest Post: Open Letter to President Trump

Mr. President:

Concerning the new immigration bill to be deliberated by Congress when it returns from its August recess, it should be emphasized that immigration into the U.S. is a privilege, not a right. In the same way a stranger has no right to walk into somebody's house without permission, so a foreigner has no right walking into America without permission from the government. This permission to migrants should be based most especially on evidence that they truly honor and love America.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Question for the Day: How Come Liberals Condemn Hate on the Right and Champion Hate on the Left?

                         Do these look like good guys?

Donald Trump's comments after Charlottesville condemning violence wherever it comes from were totally on target.

Does anyone really believe the only bad guys in Charlottesville were the white supremacists?

Hey, the liberals were thrilled to have an opportunity to send in their thugs pretending to be the "good guys" in white hats. They aren't! Antifa wants an open war and everywhere they go violence erupts.

In Charlottesville, it was the fascists vs. the commies all over again. Are there any good guys in those groups?

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Food for Thought: The Great American Eclipse Occurs on the Eve of Mary's Feast

That's right! But not just any feast day. It's the eve of the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the traditional liturgical calendar and the feast of the Queenship of Mary in the modern calendar.

Remember what Mary told the children at Fatima? "In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph." Is her Son, the Light of the World, using this heavenly event to remind us to listen to and honor His Mother as Queen of heaven and earth?

 And consider this. August was the month the little shepherd children were kidnapped by the mayor of Ourem on the day of the scheduled apparition, August 13th. Instead of being at the Cova de Iria with the "beautiful lady" the children were being interrogated by the mayor and threatened with being boiled in oil. They experienced a virtual martyrdom. Mary appeared to them later on August 19th. These two events graphically illustrate the battle between godless secularism and the Catholic faith.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Hmm...Does this Explain Pope Benedict's Abdication?

Honestly...admit wonder about Pope Benedict's abdication. Many thought he must be seriously ill or seeing sings of dementia, but here we are almost five years later and Pope Benedict, while frail as one would expect of a man his age, continues to be clear in mind. Did he really abdicate because he didn't have the energy to attend World Youth Day and gallivant around the world?

I suspect there's a lot more to the story. So do many others. So check out the scenario described in the article below and scratch your head. If the pope was "forced out," my understanding is that he is still the pope. And the fact that he continues to wear the papal white has always been confusing. Where in history have we had a "pope emeritus?" Anti-popes, yes; three men claiming to be pope at one time, yes; but never a "pope emeritus."

Democrat Fingers in the Vatican Pie: Did Obama Force Benedict’s Abdication?

Friday, August 11, 2017

Prayer Requests? I'll Take Them on Retreat

Be still and know that I am God.
I'm going on a five day silent Ignatian Retreat starting Monday evening and ending Saturday. I will leave some posts scheduled to appear while I'm gone, but won't be moderating any comments. Please be patient; I will moderate them on my return. The only comments that will post will be those written by my colleagues, Susan and Chriss, who have the authority to post without moderation.

When I'm on retreat I always pray for the intentions of my readers and for all the challenges troubling our poor Church and our even poorer world. I look forward to the silence and peace that accompanies these days to seek the Lord's will in my life and for this little media apostolate! My motto for this retreat will be to fulfill the vision of the prophet Micah: to act justly, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with the Lord.

Gender Identity Idiocy...

Rachel Levine - If he says he's
a woman - POOF! - he's a
woman. (What a woman, eh?)
Since feelings determine reality, why are we trying to change the feelings of those with eating disorders who feel fat, If you feel fast, you must be fat. So binge and purge to your hearts content or starve yourself to death. It's normal behavior! Don't let anyone try to change you! Those who do, are obviously foodaphobes.

And, hey!  If you feel like you're Napoleon or Queen Elizabeth or Sherlock Holmes or the household pet...well, you can't be wrong....right? After all, your feelings couldn't possibly be at odds with reality....Right? "It can't be wrong when it feels so right."....Right? Feelings never lie....Right?

Before there was Kaitlin Jenner there was Rachel Levine:
Levine is a biological male who has been transitioning to female over the last decade. Levine is also a medical specialist in eating disorders with nearly thirty years of experience in pediatric psychology....

The Anti-Catholicism of SDA Pastor Bill Hughes

 The follow-up article posted on August 16th is HERE.

I'm here to tell you that all evils in the world 
are heavily influenced by the Jesuits, because 
the Catholic Church and the Pope are "hell bent 
on world domination." - Pastor Bill Hughes

The following article is from The Orlando Truth,
Summer 2017, Issue No. 62.

       Arthur Schlesinger Sr. of Harvard University has called anti-Catholicism “the deepest bias in the history of the American people”, even more pernicious than anti-Semitism. During most of American history, anti-Catholicism has been an exceedingly potent force. At least through the early part of the 20th century, and in some quarters even today, Protestants accepted that the Catholic Church was the monstrous creature prophesied in the Biblical Book of Revelation as the “mother of harlots” clothed in purple and scarlet, who held in her hand “a golden cup full of abominations.” The Pope, as its leader, was vilified as the Antichrist. Though now rarely heard in respectable discourse, these ideas have never entirely vanished. Isolated propagandists continue to circulate anti-papal and anti-Catholic mythologies, presenting the Church as the hidden hand behind the world’s governments and financial systems. A major worldwide publisher of such vitriol is headquartered in Eustis, Florida. Their book storage facility and global distribution center is supposedly located on a former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) site in the vicinity of Eustis, Florida. This enterprise, titled TRUTH TRIUMPHANT, is owned and operated by Pastor Bill and Hoda Hughes, who are Seventh Day Adventists. Their absurd slanders could readily be considered unimportant, indeed laughable, and be dismissed without further comment except for the fact that they have become suppliers to a worldwide network of missionaries eager for their lies about the Catholic Church. Theirs is a deadly serious operation with the most sinister overtones, especially because of their appeal to the uneducated, who are least able to ascertain the falsehoods.

The Persecution of Dr. Paul Church and What It Means for State Delegate Bob Marshall's Campaign

Transgender man is running
against VA State Delegate Bob
Marshall. The new normal?
Dr. Paul Church has been a urologist for over 30 years and has seen the devastation of the unhealthy sexual behaviors and practices of the LGBTQ crowd. He became a target for daring to tell the truth about the health risks of perverted sex and was banned from several Boston hospitals. Today, doctors are expected to play the game -- kill patients on request (or without request),  cut off healthy body parts and give hormone injections to satisfy patients' delusions, etc. Sadly for many in the medical community, it's not about health care any more, but social engineering

There is nothing to celebrate in the high risk behavior of sexual deviants, but saying that is sure to get a doctor in trouble as it did with Dr. Church. Read more here. I recommend listening to Dr. Church's testimony and consider what the future looks like when gender tyrants are setting policy and agendas in our state and federal legislatures.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Another Murder by a Kind and Gentle Anti-Trumper

Clayton Carter Executes GOP Committeeman G. Brooks Jennings In Front of His Wife

They say Carter's yard was "littered with anti-Trump signs." He was probably just following through on liberals' exhortations to "Hunt Republicans." He got one. How many liberals are secretly cheering?

Baby Body Disposal: A Weak Link in the Abortion Business!

Make Stericycle Implement their Policy against dumping dead aborted babies as medical waste.

There's more than one way to fight abortion. Working for legislation to protect the babies is one way. Making it difficult for abortion mills to do their bloody deeds is another. That's what Created Equal's project against "waste disposal" is all about. Millions of little dead bodies make a significant pile of abortion mill "garbage." They have to get rid of it. For years they've contracted with Stericycle to pick up their "medical waste." Stericycle has a written policy that bans baby bodies in the trash, but (wink, wink) they've never really implemented it. So Created Equal went after them with a campaign of exposure that obviously hurt their bloody business. So Stericycle sued Created Equal. They lost.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

God Forbid, but We're Thinking of Flying the Unfriendly Skies...

Fourth Amendment underwear for edification of the TSA
When you have a son who lives 1200 miles away and you're a certain age...well...driving starts to
look a little intimidating. Add six days back and forth to a visit and you're longer on the road than visiting.

Sooo....despite the fact I hate to fly, we are thinking of biting the bullet and going by sardine can (Whatever happened to the "friendly skies?") with a bargain nonstop to Dallas and a rental car for the last two hours to Austin. (We'd rent a car in any case so that is no addition to the cost.)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

St. Ignatius of Loyola vs. Martin Luther -- NO CONTEST!

I saw this photo at the Badger Catholic and had to share it. I'm going on my annual 5-day silent retreat using the Spiritual Exercises next week. Our retreat master, Fr. James Buckley is an FSSP priest, so we will have the Tridentine Mass every day. How glorious that will be, especially on the Feast of Our Lady's Assumption. Thanks be to God. I will be praying for all my readers and their families. Please pray for me as well. In the meantime, rejoice at all the saints who fought heresy and error and passed on the authentic Catholic faith with zeal. 

A Transgender Soldier Explains It All For You!

Why Transgender Disorders Cause Problems in the Military

  • Medical issues remove them from service for long periods affecting military readiness of their units.
  • Discrimination against biological women because because biological men who "transition" have a competitive edge for promotion due to their physical advantage.
  • Gender dysphoria has serious psychological effects that increase the tendency to anxiety, depression, and suicide.
  • It undermines the primary mission of the military -- to defend the country. Undeployable transgender soldiers are a drain and a threat to military preparedness.
It's time to stop using the military as a lab tool for social experimentation. 

Guest Post: What We Can Learn from Our Lady of Fatima

By Jim Fritz at The Defender
            There have been many articles, pamphlets, books and even a movie about Our Lady of Fatima; however, I would like to mention just one aspect which I find very pertinent to the people of today and especially to our young people. This pertains to the first of the three secrets; i.e., the Vision of Hell.

The 100th anniversary of the “Miracle of the Sun” is on October 13th of this year; therefore, I have been doing a lot of reading about the many, many aspects of this remarkable event. The most noteworthy element is the huge number of people who witnessed the miracle. Usually, when we read of miracles happening, they are witnessed by a handful of devout Catholics. This miracle was witnessed by a crowd of at least 50,000 to 70,000 people, and some estimate the number even higher. In addition the crowd included not only many skeptics but those who had previously ridiculed the upcoming miracle in secular newspapers.

Monday, August 7, 2017

19th Century Novels: Prophetic or a Weird Coincidence?

Barron Trump and his controversial president dad:
a scenario predicted by 19th c. author Ingersoll Lockwood?
Trump 'prophecy' novels from 1896 hit home in 2017  

I call this weird: a book written in 1896 written about a character named Baron Trump who lives in Castle Trump in New York City? And another novel called The Last President about a New York outsider elected as president who is controversial? 

This was so weird, I thought at first it had to be a hoax so I went searching and found details about the author, Ingersoll Lockwood who was a lawyer and a religious Catholic. He wrote a number of works including several novels for youngsters, one on St. Paul and one on St. Anthony. He appeared to be very eclectic in his interests because he also wrote a play on George Washington and Revolutionary War as well as a book for lawyers. 

Monday Morning Meanderings

An abundant harvest from our little apple orchard!
What a lovely weekend! A birthday party to celebrate our granddaughter's ninth on Saturday and a big Sunday brunch after Mass with twelve of us around the table. I'm never happier than when I can make a big meal for loved ones. The table is the altar of the little domestic church. And then a visit from my sister who was passing through town. Weekends filled with family are the best!

Rain this morning -- the kind the Irish call a "soft rain," gentle, soaking in, erasing the brown with a green wash, a rest for the soul.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Well, Isn't that Interesting? (Or Laughably Pathetic!)

Al Gore: ‘Because of Pope Francis, I Really Could Become a Catholic’

You May Not Like It, But the Novus Ordo is Valid...

Get over it!

The Dangers of Attacking the Novus Ordo

I love the traditional Latin Mass. I go on an annual Ignatian Retreat where the FSSP retreat master celebrates the Latin Mass every do. When I can, I attend the Tridentine Mass at St. John the Baptist in Front Royal. But I will not jump on the bandwagon attacking the Novus Ordo no matter how many folks claiming to be real Catholics call me deluded. I'll stick with the Church even in this time of mass confusion.

Friday, August 4, 2017

From the Mouths of Babes: There are Still Some REAL Catholic Schools

Rejoice! And pray for these young people. They are the future of the Church and the future of our country. May God multiply their numbers!

The End Of Prayer Shaming from East Catholic High School on Vimeo.

How Will You Honor St. John Vianney? How about Saying Thank You to a Priest!

Today is the feast day of St. John Vianney, patron of priests and, in particular, parish priests. At Mass this morning I was thinking about and praying for many of the priests who touched my life: those who celebrated Masses I attended, heard my confessions, advised me, blessed me, buried my relatives and friends, anointed me when I was sick...what a number!

I'm also praying today for the priests who scandalized me and my family: the dissenters who told me falsehoods about the faith, those who desecrated the Mass, the teachers who lied to my children...all the scandalizers. I'm praying for the "retreat master" at my supposedly Catholic college who condemned the "outdated" Church and told students not to bother going to Mass if they didn't get anything out of it. What a jokester he was and how he played to the crowd. And foolish as we were, we laughed and listened.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Just for Fun! A Fashion Blog with Photo Flair.

No train rides these days, but plenty of scope
for the imagination!
I'm not much into fashion blogs. At my age the only "fashion" I can claim is old fashioned. Having said that, I do visit one fashion blog regularly, Mommy in Flats. The "look" might have been mine fifty years and forty pounds ago, but not today.

So why am I regular visitor?

Because the "mommy in flats" is my daughter and her husband snaps the impressive photos which are often taken at sites around the small Shenandoah valley towns near Interstate 81.

I Used to be Just a Regular Person

A normal regular guy racist, fascist, homophobic
xenophobe with his grandchildren
By J. White Harris

I used to think I was just a regular guy, but:

I was born white, which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a racist.

I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today's standards makes me a fascist.

I am a heterosexual, which according to gay people, now makes me a homophobic.

I am non-union, which makes me a traitor to the working class and an ally of big business.

I am a Christian which now labels me as an infidel.

I believe in the 2nd Amendment, which now makes me a member of the vast gun lobby.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"Eternal Truth" and the "Anthropological Revolution"

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, head of the Military Archdiocese released an important statement following President Trump's ban on transgenders in the military. I've attended several Confirmations celebrated by Archbishop Broglio and am always edified by his witness. I feel the same way about this press release. It includes a major point about the nature of the human person. We would do well to take this seriously:
“The dignity of the human person is rooted in the fact that people are created in the image and likeness of God – God who in the fullness of his divinity assumed humanity to redeem the world. A recent conference, titled ‘Framing a Catholic Response to Gender Ideology’ held this past May at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, noted that gender ideology undermines basic Christian anthropology by defining the person as a disembodied mind and the body as a mere instrument. A Catholic response to gender ideology considers multiple insights including medical, psychological, philosophical, theological, pastoral, and legal perspectives. The Church honors human dignity by drawing near in order to accompany people."

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Trump's Speech to the Scouts was What? And the Boy Scouts Apologized Why?

Trump introduces former Eagle Scout Ryan Zinke,
Secretary of the Interior, at the Boy Scout Jamboree.
Is anyone really surprised that the spineless leaders of the Boy Scouts who caved into the politics of the LGBTQXYZ lobby, would cave in to the liberals attacking Trump's speech at the Scout Jamboree last week? I'm not. I listened to the speech after somebody commented on my blog about how "scary" it was.


Are you serious? And then there are the talking heads who claimed it was all political.

Exactly Why is this Soros Clone, Emma Bonino, Allowed to Speak in a Catholic Church?

The only place in the church she should be allowed to speak is in the confessional!

Abortionist Emma Bonino to Promote Immigration at Italian Catholic Church

Monday, July 31, 2017

Draining the Swamp One Pedophile at a Time

Put pedophiles in prison!
Have you heard a single word from the mainstream media about the volume of pedophile and sex trafficking arrests since Trump took office?


Me neither. So I guess getting the word out is one more job for the alternative media.

What You Have Belongs to Allah

Did you know that if you worked all your life and now are retired and living in the country in a nice home, that all your land, your house and everything in it belongs to Islam? Did any of us know that Mt Vernon never belonged to George Washington, but rather to Muslims? Who knew that the American Indians were Muslim! Certainly they don't since they're proud of their Indian heritage and millions of Americans are likewise interested in Indian history. The land I live on, the state in which I grew up and all the orange trees in it, the alligators under the lake waters and snakes on dry land, the birds of the sky and fishes of the sea all belong to Islam. 

Who knew! Well, I did, but now I want to make sure you know it too so that you might understand what's going on with Islam creeping into our daily lives. Looking back, I ask what did Islam have to do with Old Orlando's Delaney Park Elementary School all those decades ago? Nothing! What did Islam have to do with my college education, living in Italy, all the horses I galloped at Hialeah Racetrack, my marriage, my divorce, my children, my LIFE?  Nothing! Nada. Niente. Zip.  

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Rotten Carrots in the Primordial Soup....

...or No soup life for you!

During the agony in the U.K. over precious sick baby Charlie Gard, I kept thinking of the soup nazi on the TV comedy Seinfeld. Only the fight wasn't an on-going joke over a bowl of soup, but a real-life struggle over the life of a child and the parental rights of his mom and dad.

You can tell a lot about the philosophy of a person by the decisions he makes. There isn't much online about Nicholas Francis, the presiding high court judge who ruled over the Charlie Gard case. But he clearly has little regard for the Catholic teaching that parents are the primary decision makers over their children. Francis ruled in favor of the hospital's death wish every time the parents appeared in court.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Imperfect Pancake: Or Hey! Your Baby Has Problems? Just Throw Her Out and Try Again

Not good enough -- Throw 'em out and try again.

You know when I make pancakes sometimes I put one on the pan before it's hot enough or, on the other hand, the pan is too hot. The pancake comes out very anemic-looking or burnt to a crisp. Sometimes I just set it aside as not quite good enough to serve guests. 

Is that what our children are now? Imperfect pancakes? The ones set aside for the dog or the trash? Just try again for the perfect pancake?

This reminded me of a friend years ago. She went to the hospital emergency room for what turned out to be type 2 diabetes. She thought she was pregnant at the time and, like many doctors today, the attending physician asked her if she wanted the pregnancy.

Would Andy Short Still Be Alive If He Were Born at Great Ormond Street Hospital?

Whose life is not worth living? If you're feeling sorry for yourself this morning, get some inspiration from Andy Short and his trainer, Lee Campbell. When I watched this I thought of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan. Andy and Lee are doing great things together. May God bless this beautiful adventure. I think Mother Teresa would say Andy and Lee are doing "something beautiful for God." Thanks be to God for Andy's parents who loved him unconditionally and never gave up on him.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Can it Be True? Do We Actually Have a President with Common Sense?

Trump bans transgender people from the U.S. military, via Twitter

The purpose of the military is to protect and defend the United States, not to provide a laboratory for social engineers. 

God bless, President Trump. One more reason to be glad I voted for him last November. 

And then there are these other actions that deserve kudos:

Guest Post: The Revolution of Vatican II was Misinterpreted?

Vatican II and the popes who enabled it
Editor's Note: It is good to know the history of any movement and, certainly, the devastation in the Church occurred following the Council and the sexual revolution precipitated by the pill. It' is a logical fallacy, however, to say that because something follows something it shows a cause and effect relationship. So was Vatican II the reason for the collapse of the faith on so many fronts? Its implementation certainly unsettled things, to say the least. I remember the clown Masses and the casual and often irreverent home Masses with practices like married couples communicating each other and priest sans vestments except for a stole. 

Just to be clear, Les Femmes does not question the validity of the Novus Ordo Mass (although we have questioned the validity of certain Masses we've attended in the Novus Ordo form like one in Hampton Roads). What do you think about this, readers?

Challenging the Death Peddlars: Charlie Gard and Jahi McMath

Jahi McMath still alive after being declared
dead  by a California coroner in 2013
The death peddlars may have won a round in the U.K. with their soon-to-be elimination of little Charlie Gard. His death will be a victory for the law of self-fulfilling prophecies. Charlie's case was hopeless they said and they went about making sure their medical opinion was verified by his death. Had Charlie received the experimental treatment his parents wanted in JANUARY, the little boy might be improving and doing well today like so many other miracle babies. 

Well, there's a new round coming up with the case of Jahi McMath who was declared dead by a California coroner in 2013, but continues to live today. (Jahi McMath’s family wins backing for argument that she’s alive.) Jahi requires a ventilator to help her breathe, but she is very much alive. Can a dead body begin menstruating? Jahi did. Can a dead body grow and require hair cuts and nail clipping? Jahi does. Can a dead body respond to commands to move? Jahi moves and responds to commands by family members. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

We'll Never Know if Charlie Gard Would Have Been One of the Miracle Babies!

Our Lady of Life, pray for us.
Miracle Babies by Nancy Valko

Doctors and judges aren't gods. Unfortunately, many of them are confused and think they are. And so they make decisions about the "quality" of life of patients and often devalue those that, in their godlike opinions, just don't measure up.

Charlie Gard has taught us a lot. He's taught us that many parents don't have the right to make medical decisions for their children any more. He's taught us that many doctors resemble Dr. Mengele more than Dr. Schweitzer and that radical judges and courts are modern "Big Brothers."

And he's taught us that the spirit of the Third Reich is alive and well in the U.K.

Just as doctors and judges devalued life in Germany through the T4 euthanasia program, the doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London followed in the footsteps of those sames doctors who put checks next to the names of the retarded, WW I amputees, and other "useless eaters" marked for death.

Will You Support a Pro-Life Missionary?

Pro-life missionaries: changing hearts on college campuses
with the GAP (Genocide Awareness Project). Won't you help?
There's a saying about the missions -- "Some give by going and some go by giving." I thought about that when I read Fletcher's email below. In the early days of the formation of the East Coast Center for Bioethical Reform (CBR), Fletcher stopped by to visit us on his way through Woodstock. We've been supporters ever since. 

CBR doesn't flinch. They go out on the front lines at colleges and universities and speak the truth about the value of human life. We've been supporting Maggie Egger, one of their staff members, for several years with a monthly donation and recently doubled it because we respect the work CBR does so much. 

They save babies. Wherever they go the number of calls and visits to local pregnancy help centers go way up. They engage with students who are open to the truth and, after a short conversation, say, "I was pro-choice, but now I'm pro-life." The truth changes hearts. Will you help CBR? In my opinion they are doing one of the most important pro-life works in the U.S. How many college coeds get pregnant and think abortion is their only option? CBR shatters that myth and offers real, compassionate help. They are an important facet of the culture of life diamond.

The Devastating Nightmare of Abortion

On Longings and Lies

They'll never tell you in an abortion mill the sense of devastating loss most women feel after abortion and the nagging nightmare it becomes in their lives. Notice that the women who talk about how much they love their abortions are generally angry feminists who spend their time justifying the evil of killing their own children. Think of Gloria Steinham and Sarah Weddington. Do they come across to you as happy women? Weddington, a career liar, used Norma Jane McCorvey to get abortion on demand. 

The perfect icon for abortion is Goya's painting of Saturn eating his children. The reality leaves women who still have a conscience with grief and suffering. Pray for post aborted women, especially those who wear the mask of being fine with it. That's exactly what it is -- a mask. No mother can kill her child without killing a piece of herself. Only God can restore it, when, like Mary Magdalene, she falls to her knees at the feet of Jesus. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

God's Creation Gives Him Glory! Did You Ever See a Horse Skip?

The love between the horse and his rider is palpable. Watch the horse's tail. He is loving every minute of this glorious and joyful performance!

A Monday Morning Potpourri

Elitists in the culture of death win the battle to eliminate Baby Charlie:
Despite all of his problems, Charlie’s parents – and millions like them – believe that Charlie is a valuable, living human being who should be given a chance to live. [The doctors and judge playing God did not agree and made sure they got their wish -- to kill one more useless eater. If they released the baby prisoner, Charlie might be improving today.] 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Are You Ready?

Can you read the signs of the times? 

Why Exactly is this Man Still Allowed to be an Active Priest?

Priest Creates Stir with Sex Life Revelations

I never thought using the term "active priest" might mean "sexually active!" But here is a man of the cloth bragging that he's always prepared, with condom in pocket, in case he finds himself an opportunity for a "fling."

Why exactly is Tomás Herrera still in the "active" priesthood?

My friend, Fr. James Haley, was suspended for being a whistle-blower about the gays in the priesthood in our diocese. And yet this man and others like him publicly scandalize and often there is nary a peep from their superiors. I can't believe this is the first scandalous act on his part.

What exactly is going on?

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bishop Athanasius Schneider - The interpretation of Vatican II and its connection with the current crisis of the Church

Rorate Caeli blog not only allows but encourages all media and blogs to reprint their Guest Op-Ed by Bishop Athanasius Schneider - The interpretation of Vatican II and its connection with the current crisis in the Church

By Bishop Athanasius Schneider
Special to Rorate Caeli
July 21, 2017

The interpretation of Vatican II and its connection with the current crisis of the Church

The current situation of the unprecedented crisis of the Church is comparable with the general crisis in the 4th century, when the Arianism had contaminated the overwhelming majority of the episcopacy, taking a dominant position in the life of the Church. We must seek to address this current situation on the one hand with realism and, on the other hand, with a supernatural spirit – with a profound love for the Church, our mother, who is suffering the Passion of Christ because of this tremendous and general doctrinal, liturgical and pastoral confusion.

Thank the United Nations for the Chaos in Europe

The U.N.: the perfect model for the evil bureaucracy in C.S.
Lewis' novel, That Hideous Strength
Plot to replace Europeans with refugees exposed

When I read this article reporting on a 2000 U.N. paper describing the necessity of mass migration to the west to offset aging and declining populations, I wondered if it was fake news. So I did a search on the U.N. website and confirmed the existence of the report published in 2000 that did, indeed, promote the invasion as a "solution." Isn't this just what we'd expect from the Utopian planners who know what's good for all of us? The U.N. has spent years promoting the sexual revolution and the elimination of babies through abortion and contraception because of "overpopulation." And now their "solution" to the birth dearth disaster they promoted is a migration invasion. 

First they came for the babies; then they came for western culture. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Guest Post: When an Abortionist becomes a Proselytizer of Catholics

From the looks of it, this woman may be meeting
her Maker soon. Please join me in praying for her
conversion and the conversion of Church leaders
who give her a platform to scandalize the faithful.
Editor's note: 

Talk about turning the faith on its head! We live in times when the orthodox (like the dubia cardinals) are sent into the desert and the Herods, Pilates, and pharisees become the honored teachers of the faithful. 

Jesus predicted it when he said a time would come when good was called evil and evil good, when people would prefer to have their ears tickled than to hear the truth.  I'm not sure we realized the reality that the people he meant occupied the highest level of the Church. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us!

Birds of a Feather Flock Together...and That Includes Vultures and Other Birds of Prey...

...who are preying on the flock rather than praying for them. And so it goes.

Dissenting Jesuit James Martin is speaking at the D.C. priests' symposium, an alumni event for Theological College in October. If I were an alumnus priest I'd be skipping this event. But hey, who am I to judge?

The Jesuits are, to say the least, an odd flock these days, reference their superior "baptizing" himself as "officially the first Superior Jesuit in Buddhist Baptism.” And that is coming from the Jesuits' own website which includes this disturbing rainbow image re-posted with an article at OnePeterFive.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Another Suspicious Death LInked to the Clintons

Haiti Official Who Exposed The Clinton Foundation Is Found Dead

An Anniversary from Hell

St. Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California
Today is the 50th anniversary of the Land O' Lakes Conference.  Isn't Land O' Lakes a kind of butter? Not that Land O' Lakes although that's what I thought of when I first heard about the infamous event years ago.

No, the Land O' Lakes conference was organized by Holy Cross Father Theodore Hesburgh who was the president of Notre Dame University. It's purpose? To revamp the idea of a Catholic University and bring it into the "modern world."

Actually it was more about being accepted by the world and getting a hand in Uncle Sam's generous pockets. The way to do that was to separate the idea of Catholic education from Catholic authority which their statement did.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Camp Kreitzer's Apiary is in the Shenandoah County News

We're doing our part for the environment. Honeybees are a major pollinator of crops, not to mention flowers.

 Check out the article in the Mountain Courier here. And be nice to honeybees. Don't put chemicals on your law. Dandelions and white clover are big sources of nectar for honeybees. Besides, they're wildflowers and beautiful. And all those chemicals aren't good for you either! They run off into the water supply. Spend all that lawn service money on the kids and grandkids!

Guest Post: Cardinal Meisner, Pope Benedict and the Leaky Bark of Peter

Mayday, mayday -- calling all shepherds who will
"resist the dictatorship of the spirit of the age."
Benedict XVI: The Bark of Peter is Sinking

By David Martin

The Church continues to lament the passing of Cardinal Meisner of Cologne, who was an outspoken opponent of Amoris Laetita which breaks with tradition by allowing divorced and civilly remarried people to receive Communion. Surprisingly, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI sent a letter of tribute to be read at Meisner's funeral on July 15. In the letter he says:

A Great Quote from Archbishop Chaput: "Heroes not Haters!"

St. John the Baptist, conscience-
pricker extraordinaire!
Commenting on the recent nasty article in La Civilita titled EVANGELICAL FUNDAMENTALISM AND CATHOLIC INTEGRALISM IN THE USA: A SURPRISING ECUMENISM, Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia made this statement:
Catholics are called to treat all persons with charity and justice. That includes those who hate what we believe. It demands a conversion of heart. It demands patience, courage and humility. We need to shed any self-righteousness. But charity and justice can’t be separated from truth. For Christians, Scripture is the Word of God, the revelation of God’s truth – and there’s no way to soften or detour around the substance of Romans 1:18-32, or any of the other biblical calls to sexual integrity and virtuous conduct. Trying to do so demeans what Christians have always claimed to believe. It reduces us to useful tools of those who would smother the faith that so many other Christians have suffered, and are now suffering, to fully witness.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dr. Mengele, call your office! Doctors in U.K. say Charlie Gard Case is Hopeless....Why?

....because he will have no "quality of life."  

Now why does that remind me of the German doctors in the Third Reich who ran the T4 euthanasia program? You know, that was the program:
to kill incurably ill, physically or mentally disabled, emotionally distraught, and elderly people. Adolf Hitler initiated this program in 1939, and, while it was officially discontinued in 1941, killings continued covertly until the military defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945. (Source)

Monty Python on Steroids!

Women's sports are finished -- at least for women. Where are the feminists?

The Latest Absurd Manifestations of Transgenderism

My Friend "Joe" the Bullhorn

Which instrument are you in
the Church Militant orchestra?
I used to sidewalk counsel at an abortion mill with a man whose style offended a lot of folks. He was
loud and could be abrasive. When he had the bullhorn, some of the folks on the prayer line got uneasy. "What will he say next?" He was especially hard on the men bringing the women to the abortion mill. I loved him! But, I admit, sometimes he even made me cringe.

You know what? He saved a lot of babies. God used him with his abrasive style to reach the hearts of some who were impervious to the velvet glove. I particularly remember the day we saved a little Muslim baby, the sixth child in her family. It was my abrasive friend who did the counseling when the couple pulled into the driveway.

I thought of him this morning while reading comments on the post I wrote yesterday about Catholic bloggers who condemn other bloggers for condemning.

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Latest on Charlie Gard

Five hour neurologist exam by expert from New York. Keep praying!

The Humorous Situation of Catholic Bloggers who Condemn Bloggers for Condemning

There's an old saying that if you are pointing a finger at someone, there are three fingers pointing back at you. It's true; try it.

And so I'm always amused to find Catholics in the blogosphere who consider themselves kind and luving as they condemn others "for condemning."

Fr. Z and Mike Voris are regular targets as well as anyone who dares to criticize the faux mercy of Pope Francis and the disastrous impact he is having on Church teachings.

St. Telemachus: The Difference One Courageous Soul Can Make!

Where Would You be in the Roman Coliseum in 404 AD?
Give us the grace, Lord, to have
the courage of St. Telemachus.

Would you be sitting in the "sky box" among the pampered and perfumed elite of Rome waiting to watch the "show" begin with excited anticipation?

Would you be in the crowd out for a day of bread and circuses to watch the "match" between the gladiators anticipating the second act when the Chrisitians faced the beasts?

Would you be among the Roman soldiers or those in charge of the animals "just doing their jobs" as they bring the prisoners into the arena and release the hungry animals?

Would you be among the Christians singing and praising God as they faced death?

Or would you be like the lone monk, Telemachus who arriving in a strange city, followed the crowd to the coliseum, and was so horrified when the gladiators began fighting that he leaped over the wall into the arena, stepped between them, and cried out three times, "In the name of Christ, forbear!" The outraged crowd stoned him to death.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

24 Congressmen Voted to Fund Transgender Surgery for the Military! Here's the Dirty Two Dozen.

How delusional is this? Would you 
want to be in a communal shower with him?
The 24 Congressmen who voted to use OUR MONEY to fund transgender surgery in the military should all be sent packing including Virginia rep Barbara Comstock. They are faux conservatives. If they don't have the brains to know when a man is a man and a woman is a woman, they sure don't belong making decisions that impact our lives.

Not only that, but surgery does not solve the problems of these gender-confused folks. The suicide rate among the transgendered is 20% higher than the non-transgendered. Dr. Paul McHugh, former head of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, calls transgender feelings a disorder of assumption similar to that experienced by emaciated anorexics who consider themselves obese and literally starve themselves to death. It's a mental disorder! According to an article at CNS News: