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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Parallel with the Temptation of Jesus

Jesus said no. Muhammad said yes.
Note: To research Islam, I like to use older references from at least a century before political correctness set in. 

Observation:  From Islam’s 7th century beginning to 1947 it was always considered a heretical religion. There was no great central thought or myriad Abrahamic Islamic references to Muhammad or the Koran, and no religion of peace myth. Suddenly in the 1960s Islam was elevated to an Abrahamic Faith equivalent to Judaism and Christianity, and Muhammad was then mythically referred to as a peaceful prophet who had received revelations from God. The world, having accepted this politically correct myth, is suddenly aghast at the wrath of ISIS, the killings, rapes, and executions, however, expecting peace and love from a heretical demonic religion of hate, after having given it the advantage of the benefit of the doubt since 1960, is the ultimate textbook example of blind unrealistic liberal naiveté.

Another Storm, Another Round of Hysteria...

 I will take away the stony heart
 out of your flesh, and
 I will give you a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:26
...about Global Warming Climate Change. Folks, don't listen to the hysterics. It's Nature, not Man! And it's nothing new.

I do agree with the hysterical Chicken Littles in one respect, however. Yes, these storms are a warning, but not about global warming or climate change. They warn us that we need to change our hearts.

Just as Noah's building project was commissioned because of sin and Jonah's mission was a warning to repent and the Star of Bethlehem announced God's intervention in human history, and Jesus performed signs and wonders -- these attention-grabbing events are for our good. "Hey, people, pay attention. I'm God and you're not! Get with the program."

Actually, every single glory of nature should get our attention:

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Is the Tail Wagging the Dog? Hey, Just Hire Your Protest Crowd!

How much Soros money is fueling protests
around the country and the world?
I used to think all the talk about George Soros funding groups to hire protesters was overblown. Well, a little investigating is making it look a lot more reasonable.

Have you heard about the Craig's List ad offering $25 an hour to actors and photographers for protests and rallies in Charlotte, NC? It was for real - posted by a crowd company that, for a fee, will provide you with actors and photographers to make your event look bigger than it really is so you can manipulate the outcome.

You got an issue? Just hire a crowd.

There's a Gap in Their Hoop

Woman flying of her own accord
A Play in Several Acts 
by Susan Matthiesen

Cast of Characters

Tuptim: A slave girl of God; name from The King and I.

Topsy: A slave girl of God; name from Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Amy Kirk Duvoisin: Founder of New Orleans’ annual Joan of Arc parade.

Antifa Leader: College student. His scowl is covered by a black hood

Antifa:  Black-clad (think ISIS) radicals stirred up by their Soros-backed handlers.

Scene:  Decatur Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Time: The present.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

In Connection with My Last Post

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First grader sent to office for ‘misgendering’ fellow student

The poor little child called a boy in her class the name he went by in Kindergarten and was punished for it when he tattled to a teacher. Now we have a little boy suffering from gender confusion bullying a traumatized little girl who is punished because she didn't get the memo about his "transitioning ceremony" the week before. Get out the barf bags! This is all being generated by adults. That little boy had to be coached by his parents and teachers to run and tell if somebody dared to call him his old name. That's bullying, doncha know!

The Queering of America and What it Will Mean to Your Children?

Where the queering of America began
Visiting my doctor this morning, I spoke to a young millennial about the state of the world. She has a little girl and we talked about the impact children make on your outlook. It completely changes because they give you a stake in the future.

She and I (She said I sounded like her parents.) are both concerned about the future. What kind of America will our children and grandchildren grow up in? What impact will the gender idiocy have on their lives? Maybe the pertinent question is what impact is it having already?

For two 16-year-old girls in Illinois, it meant jail. What was their crime? They leafleted their high school parking lot with fliers depicting a photo of a male classmate kissing another boy. The flier apparently also had an unkind homosexual slur which the media didn't identify. The flier didn't threaten anyone with violence; at worst it was an unkind act. Nevertheless, the girls were incarcerated for 18 days in a juvenile detention center wearing shackles for their "hate" crime. They were then sentenced to a year's probation, 40 hours of community service, and had to write letters of apology to the arresting officer (for fleeing the scene) and the boy in the photograph.  And this was ten years ago in 2007! The gay agenda has made giant leaps in muzzling free speech since then.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Can We Disband the Circular Firing Squads...Please? The Shameful Attack by James Hitchcock on The Wanderer

My friend Dexter Duggan writes for The Wanderer. He lives in the Southwest so he experiences first-hand the devastation of the illegal invasion along the border and often explores the impact. I always look for Dexter's articles because he is insightful, but always charitable in his criticism of policies that are destroying our national character and threatening our safety.

So I've watched with alarm the attack on Dexter and The Wanderer by Catholic historian, Professor James Hitchcock, and, frankly, I find it baffling. It isn't anything new though. Chris Manion, another Wanderer contributor, addressed the issue in 2007, the 140th anniversary year of the paper, after Hitchcock attacked The Wanderer in the Human Life Review. Manion, who admired Hitchcock's work, interviewed him and The Wanderer gave the professor 3,000 words on the front page to express his concerns. What was his response? A year later he went after The Wanderer again with some specific swipes at Chris Manion. Just goes to show, no good deed goes unpunished.

Houston, We Have a Problem! The Warning of Jonah

Hurricane Harvey makes landfall near
Corpus Christi.
Remember when God sent Jonah to Nineveh to warn the people to repent? After a rocky start with the prophet fleeing in the opposite direction and being punished by being swallowed by a whale and spending three days in penance, Jonah did as God asked. He walked through the city warning the people to repent. They did.

God sometimes uses big events to get our attention and the storm in Houston is a big event. Keep in mind that in 2010 Houston built the biggest abortion mill in the world outside of China right smack dab in the middle of four minority neighborhoods. Here's what Catholic Exchange wrote at the time:

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Thought for Sunday: If you want to restore your sanity...

...spend time with children!

My husband and I belong to a square dance camping club. We dance and camp one weekend a month from April through October. This weekend we were at Colonial Beach and took along two little granddaughters to join in the fun. And fun it was! We swam in the pool, played mini golf, went to a thrift store, ate ice cream, line danced, did the hokey pokey, ate more ice cream, admired the many murals in town, waded in the river, walked out on the pier and met a fisherman from Woodbridge who showed us his catch including a fat catfish and some "spots" who were gasping which was a little disturbing to two little sensitive animal lovers who have a tank full of fish, three turtles, and a bunny back home.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

...And Then There Was Phoenix

As I said before, Charlottesville was a setup. The way things went in Phoenix just makes that more clear. The police in Phoenix did what police are trained to do. Clearly, the liberal mayor and other politicians in Charlottesville wanted violence and that's why they didn't let the police do their job. They closed down the rally and then maneuvered the Nazis into the crowd of Antifa anarchists and Communists. The violent result was absolutely predictable.

Read about Phoenix here and then watch Trump's terrific speech. You can hate Trump all you want. He is saying things that no president, Democrat or Republican, has said in years. That's why the mainstream media hate him and mainstream Americans love him. Stop watching the media and watch Trump's speeches. He's after the media and it's high time someone was. They deserve the condemnation. As a pro-lifer, I've watched the media spin for years. This is personal for me and I love it.  Thank you, President Trump, for confronting the bigotry and censorship of the liberal media.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Idiocy and Ignorance on the Left

The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The Battle of Cable Street 1936 between the fascists
and a coalition of anarchists, Zionists, and Commies.
When I left a comment on Mark Shea's blog the other day responding to his usual attack on anyone who supported Trump in the election, especially pro-life Catholics, I expected the Nazi name-calling to begin. It did. But I at least gave Shea's supporters the benefit of the doubt about their intelligence.

Not any more.

The clincher was the person who defended the Communists as "our allies" during World War II. Is she so abysmally ignorant that she doesn't know that Communist murders make the Nazis look like Girl Scouts? In the Ukraine alone, Stalin murdered by starvation 7-10 million people. And that doesn't include the gulags. Add the murders of Mao in China, Castro in Cuba, the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, not to mention the Communist governments in Africa and South America -- we're talking about a range of murders in the many tens of millions. Does saying that make me a Nazi defender? Don't be ridiculous!

Leftist Feminist Councilwoman Likes to Urinate in Public Standing Up

Agueda Banon urinating in public standing up
Liberalism is a mental disorder and Barcelona's Director of Communications, the vile Agueda Banon, a post-porn activist, is an exemplar of this fact. The woman has no modesty, no decency and is sick and disgusting. Yet, how much is she paid as Director of Communications for Barcelona, Spain? What kind of depraved electorate voted for her? Degenerates just like she is? Where are all the decent respectable people? Are there none left? 

Guest Post: La Salette -- The Church will be in Eclipse

By David Martin
Our Lady of LaSalette

The historic solar eclipse that cut across America on August 21 is being seen by many as an apocalyptic omen, and this notion is strengthened when we consider that the apparition of Our Lady of La Salette—who prophesied a worldwide apocalyptic eclipse of the Faith—received its glorious approbation from Pope Leo XIII, on August 21, 1879.

On August 21 that year, Pope Leo XIII formally granted a canonical coronation to the image of Our Lady of La Salette. The coronation was the high point of a special ceremony in which the Basilica of La Salette was consecrated. The statue of Our Lady was solemnly crowned by the Papal Legate, the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris, before a vast assembly of bishops, priests and lay people. http://traditioninaction.org/religious/a061_Knock_3.html

Meanwhile, it was on the same day that Pope Leo lavished this blessing on La Salette that the Blessed Virgin was making her appearance at Knock, Ireland. As relayed by first-hand witnesses, Our Lady appeared in the village of Knock on August 21, 1879, surrounded by a luminous glow, though not delivering any message. It appeared that her appearance at Knock was an endorsement of the pope's approval of La Salette. This clearly was the message of Our Lady of Knock. She was even looking in the direction of La Salette and Rome during the apparition, as if to ratify the pope's approbation.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

It's not just the Confederacy any More...

At a small free speech rally in Boston: Not a Nazi
in sight, but 40,000 raving protesters, one close
enough to throw a water bottle while supporters
are kept so far away they can't hear the speakers.

FREE SPEECH DENIED!
...they want to eliminate the history of Western civilization. They are even after the "Great Emancipator." Note in the article that among the wreckers are folks who identify as Communists. And often police just ignore the vandalism, probably because they've been ordered to stand down, as one police officer in Charlottesville revealed.

Eight Monuments Attacked Since Charlottesville

Face it folks, we're living in Cromwell's England. Tearing down crosses on churches and in cemeteries will be the next mob action. It already happens but usually the vandals are individuals. Today it's the vandal army.

News You Probably Missed on Purpose

Woman beheaded in Afghanistan for entering a city
to go shopping without her husband

Cis Drag Queens Banned from Pride Event
Because They Might Offend Trans People

Oxford University students boarding the bus to
Piers Gaveston Society's debauched summer ball, June 2017


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Charlottesville was a Setup; What's Next?



Read more here.

Wake up, America. This is the Cloward-Piven strategy developed to overload the system to cause the collapse of capitalism. Listen to the Fox News reporter below discussing how predictable the violence was and the total non-involvement of the police to stop it. They were told to stand down while both sides went at it.

News You Might Have Missed

You wouldn't really ignore me, would you?
Here is an article for people who want to morally justify something which is clearly a sin. You may now sin because it will be sinning in "self-defense". For instance, if I want to say that being a convert to the Faith I know Jesus Christ founded is no longer important for my salvation I can do that. I merely convert back to my old sinning self and it would be OK because in reality I would be doing that in the defense of my soul since what it truly good for me is ignoring this pontificate. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Terrorism of the Left

Note the black and red anarchist flag and the
red flag which may be the Communist flag
or one of a variety of Antifa flags. Especially

note the masks. Do these folks look peaceful?
Can the Justice Department do something about Antifa and Black Lives Matter and their assault on free speech?

You can sign a petition asking for ANTIFA to be declared a terrorist organization. They are. Look at their demonstrations where they carry anarchist and communist flags as well as the ANTIFA flag. Go here to sign. As I write this about 260,000 have signed the petition. Let's make it a million.

Another "Kind" Democrat Leader Hopes President Trump Will Be Assassinated



Can you imagine if a Republican State Senator had tweeted or posted on Facebook a wish for Obama's assassination like Missouri Democrat State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal did about President Trump? Yikes! We'd be still hearing about it years later. Would you like to see this woman elected to even higher office? How would she feel if folks were publicly wishing for her assassination? There is nothing kind or tolerant about liberals. Many are godless and filled with hate for anyone with whom they disagree. I hope the FBI investigates whether she has any links with Antifa which is an anarchist and communist hate group.

Now The Iconoclasts are after Mount Rushmore and Stone Mountain

Remember Judas...He went out...
"and it was night."
"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?

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 (orlandotruth@mail.com) 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 it...you 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.

Really?

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