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Saturday, September 21, 2019

When I'm up before the early bird....

Well, it was one of those nights. I turned the light off around eleven, slept somewhat fitfully, and was wide awake at 4:30. So what does one do (after making coffee) when it's still pitch dark out and absolutely quiet? (Even the early bird is still in bed.) Here's my answer: Read morning prayer in my Magnificat, sit down with the unread stack of Wanderers, and then write a letter to my granddaughter.

The first article in The Wanderer that caught my eye was a reprint of Fr. John Hardon's commentary on the Real Presence. So many Catholics no longer believe and my granddaughter is working as the Admissions Director at a Catholic high school. She will have many opportunities to witness to her belief that Christ is really there in the school chapel simply by her reverence and frequent visits. 

So I was going to clip the article and mail it.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Barron's Letter to a Suffering Church Falls Flat!

I finished reading Bishop Robert Barron's Letter to a Suffering Church last night at adoration. After reading a review, I ordered a copy thinking perhaps my husband and I would offer to purchase several hundred copies for our parish family.

Last night I changed my mind.

The book is short, only 100 pages of large, well-spaced print, hence, I suppose, its description as a "letter." The five chapters focus on the sex abuse crisis (The Devil's Masterpiece), Biblical teaching on sexuality (Light from Scripture), a concise history of some of the past bad times in the Church with bad clerics (We Have Been Here Before), a cogent argument for not leaving the Church (Why Should We Stay), and finally what comes next (The Way Forward) and a brief conclusion.

I was with Bishop Barron for the first four chapters and liked very much his emphasis on the Holy Eucharist, the primary reason we should never leave the Church. Where else can one receive Jesus - Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity -- to nourish both body and soul? Nowhere. No wonder Peter responded to Jesus' question whether he would leave saying, "Where can we go?...You have the words of eternal life."

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

I'm Praying for Cokie Roberts Today...

Not because I liked the woman, but because I hope she doesn't go to hell. The worldly habit of eulogizing into secular sainthood every person who dies is a disservice to them. At the moment of death every one of us will stand before the Judge who will say one of two things:
"Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into my joy. 
Or...

Thoughts on Schism -- Is it Immanent?

Is it time for the schism yet? Let me check my watch.

A sensible analysis from One Mad Mom 
Schism for Dummies -- Mad Mom brings up the German situation in passing while she tells us what is NOT schism (in case you were worried that being alarmed about the pope makes you schismatic).

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

"The Medium said that the camel is my spirit animal!"

You walk into your doctor's office
and see this...
After yesterday's post on the girl calling her mother "Whore-bag", I have another story to tell you about our insane, lost and anti-God secular culture.

Yesterday at work a colleague and I were standing there minding our own business when a woman suddenly appeared before me. She had a large reddish tote-bag type pocketbook and sticking out of it was - I kid you not - a camel's head. 

Of course it wasn't a real camel's head with skin and hide and hair. Instead it was made from different cloths in a patchwork design with sparkly objects and little round mirrors intertwined here and there, and it had huge round black patent leather eyes. 

I greeted her, then of course looked at the camel. Anyone who carries a large camel's head around in their pocketbook obviously expects to be asked what on earth it is and why they're carrying it around.

Lying Liberals and their "Gutter Politics": Kavanaugh Gets it Again.

Brett Kavanaugh is in their gunsights again....



Liberals never give up slandering if it can advance their cause. And if going back to re-slander someone they weren't able to destroy first time around...hey...it's slander redux.

The verbal AK 47s are out en masse being carried by all the Democrat candidates as well as personal friends of Bill. How many have connections to now-deceased serial rapist and child molester Jeffrey Epstein? We'll never know because there are few investigations of virtue-signaling liberals and Epstein isn't around any more to tell the tale and expose his partners in orgy.

Yikes! Another Sky Ride - Another Headshaking Press Conference....Francis Says Catholics Should Obey the United Nations and Schism is No Problemo

Now remember, I want you all to obey the United Nations. 
I recently read an article that says when you fly your blood oxygen level can be dangerously reduced, especially if you have a lung problem. Pope Francis had a portion of his right lung removed when he was a teenager. So does oxygen deprivation explain some of the crazy things he says when he's sky high at 35,000 feet?...

...Like we should all obey the U.N.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Girl flippantly calls her mother "Whore-bag"

Millennials vomit filth out of their mouths every day, all day. Last month a 30 year-old co-worker was leaving our company to work at another job 40 miles away. This young woman, slovenly and loud, had a mouth on her like a sailor. Actually, sailors have a cleaner vocabulary than this girl. I had previously suggested to management that they speak to several of these young people about their language in front of customers. It might be the vulgar way they talk to their peers, but does any company want to employ foul mouthed young adults? "That is so sh - - -y!"  "Oh that fuc - - r is so funny!" "What the h - ll do you want that for?" "A - s h - - e!" "Holy c - - p!" "F - - k you." And on and on.

Before the one girl left she and I happened to be working together so I took the opportunity to speak to her myself. Very nicely but firmly I said, "As my parting gift to you, I will tell you something. Something important for you to remember as you go into your new employment. Something important for you to think about for the rest of your life."

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Not a Sunday Meditation, but a Great Story: How Donald Trump Fixed the Wollman Ice Rink


People love stories. Jesus told stories, Can you imagine the laughter from the poor in the audience when Jesus said it's easier for a camel to get through the needle's eye than for the rich man to get to heaven? I can just see people turning to each other, nodding, and giving the elbow nudge.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Miscellaneous Meanderings from a Wandering Mind

My mind has been wandering all over the planet since I got up at 6:45 -- to Canada...to the Amazon rain forest...to Nashville and the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Wheeling...to Kazakhstan...Whew! I'm tired already.

Here are just a few miscellaneous meanderings from my wandering mind.

From Canada: We still have heroes among us and it's good to remember them when we are tempted to abandon hope. Remember, all discouragement comes from the devil. No matter how bleak things look, God is sending us prophets. One of them is Mary Wagner. Please pray for her and those whose lives she touches, both inside and outside of jail.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Bransfield spent millions on his lifestyle, but it wasn't his fault...

...His staff made him do it.

Really?

Really?

Is this the evolved version of "The devil made me do it?"  Hey, maybe the staff were devils out to get Bransfield. After all, that's his whining claim these days. "THEY" want to ruin his reputation. HE is completely innocent. 

I can't stop laughing long enough to write. (Taking deep breaths into a paper bag.)

Pope Francis Papacy Timeline -- 2014


Moving on to 2014, we see the wheels of the Francis agenda whirling along. He says many orthodox things not backed up by his actions. The media pope worship continues. "Friends of Francis" seem to be those who are most antagonistic toward orthodoxy. The pope's negative rhetoric is increasingly aimed at the orthodox who are labeled "rigid" and "Pharisaical." This harping on "rigidity" began in 2013 and is a continuous thread running through the pope's homilies and addresses. It is almost universally aimed at those who embrace orthodoxy as it's been handed down through the millennia from the Fathers of the Church and the magisterium. Francis often sounds like Obama talking about Christians who cling to their Bibles and their guns. Meanwhile he aids and abets those whose agenda includes turning the Church into one more politically correct Protestant sect in line with the Spiritus Mundi. 

  • January 16, 2014: Pope Francis has personal audience with Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles. Mahony will become an important "friend of Francis" acting as papal representative following his resignation in 2011. Let's take a look at Cardinal Mahony. He is notorious for wrecking the West Coast Religious Education Congress (REC) which is a hotbed of dissent and liberalism. He also was personally disgraced when diocesan personnel files, which were finally revealed after a six-year lawsuit, showed that he covered up for over 100 predator priests in Los Angeles. Mahony was stripped of all "administrative and public church duties" in the Archdiocese by his successor, Archbishop Jose Gomez, in 2013. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fr. Escalante Saga: Will Fr. Mullaney be Investigated for a Boundary Violation?

Image result for fr. mark mullaney, st francis de sales
Fr. Mark Mullaney
[For background and previous articles on this situation, go here.]

A second witness has come forward to corroborate that Fr. Ron Escalante's accuser was told to lie, not only by her mother, but by the associate pastor, Fr. Mark Mullaney. According to this witness (called Sophia 2), the accuser (called Molly) said Fr. Mullaney told her to say that Fr. Escalante touched her "tits" (his word) and that made her uncomfortable. She also told her friends that Father told her to lie for the "good of the parish."

Fr. Mullaney is also notorious for dropping F-bombs right and left (not just when he hits his thumb with a hammer). Is that appropriate behavior for any Christian, much less a priest?

The Lepanto Institute has the story.

Second Witness Testifies that Catholic Priest’s Accuser Admitted to Lying

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Are Married Deacons "Saying Mass" in the Amazon?

Pope Francis and Archbishop Zuppi --
Sources say they both approve! 
If this is true, and the source is credible, things are worse than we thought. The faithful are in the Amazon are being subjected to invalid "Masses" where bread and wine remain bread and wine. In other words, the "Eucharist" at those "Masses" is nothing but a symbol. How is that different than communion at Protestant churches? And if the pope actually said, "Go ahead," he is even worse than we thought.

As I write this I feel sick. And I mourn for the Church.

In the Amazon Married Deacons Are Already Saying Mass. And the Pope Knows It


Here's a bit from the article:

Pope Francis Timeline: The Papal Record -- 2013

I've been thinking a lot about the pope and his papacy's impact on the Church, which any sensible person must recognize by now is a disaster. He undermines the faith, he aids and abets enemies of the Church, his off-the-cuff bombs lobbed on almost every plane ride create confusion and chaos. 

Horrors! (And I mean that literally.) He's a one man wrecking ball!

I think we could say the same thing about Francis that Churchill said about Lenin. Lenin returned to Russia like a "plague bacillus" to kill the monarchy. Pope Francis, injected into the Church by the St. Gallen's mafia, has infected us with the plague bacillus of modernism on steroids. He, of course, cannot "kill" the Church, but he seems to be trying his darnedest! We all need to pray and sacrifice for him, that's for sure.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Time Out for a Laugh Break

What you can learn about patriarchy from this picture.
We publish a lot of serious stuff on this blog -- a whole lotta serious stuff! The downside to that is it can be disheartening and make one want to crawl under the bed with a snuggy and a pacifier. For warriors in  the Church Militant that's not an option.

Besides -- a better antidote is to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all.

Which is why I like reading the satire site, The Babylon Bee. So take a look at the linked article and remember, the devil is humorless. He can only snicker over filth. Laughter belongs to heaven. People often fall into serious sin because they take themselves so seriously. They may start out with good thoughts and intentions, but then come to believe they have the answers to all of life's problems. They don't need God; they may not even believe He exists. Lenin, Hitler, Marx, Stalin, Freud, Kinsey, Sanger, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg....They all believed their ideas would create the brave new world, a manmade utopia. It's a blessed thing to prick their egomaniacal inflated opinions with a little mockery. Go, Babylon Bee!

You Cannot Be a Catholic and Be a Coward



I borrowed the title for this article from the lecture given by Fr. Dan Rehill which lasts about an hour.  It is well worth listening to.  It is the story of his conversion and the miraculous things that have happened in his life.  Fr. Rehill is pastor of St. Edward Catholic Church in Nashville, TN and was recently in the limelight for having banned the Harry Potter book series from the St. Edward Catholic School library. 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

All the Blather That is Islamic Theology

This is not the Flight into Egypt.
This is Abraham Dismissing Hagar and Ishmael 
Discrepancies in Mohammedan theology are numerous, one being that originally Islam was not called Islam at all but rather what it actually was - Mohammedanism, meaning the religion of Muhammad, not God.

That being said, one major error in all the blather that is Islamic "theology" is this: If Muhammad was a prophet sent from God, why would God choose an Arab descended from a Hebrew?

Muslims believe that Islam is the PURE word of God, so why would God not have chosen a PURE Arab to dispense the PURE Quran to the world? Muhammad was not a pure Arab because he was descended from Ishmael, or so the story goes. Ishmael's father of course was Abraham, Abraham was a Hebrew, and while in his father's household, Ishmael would have practiced his father's Hebrew religion.

Bring Back Reverence! How? Here are a few suggestions.

"Jesus gives us his living, beating heart in the Eucharist." Bring back the Communion rail.
                                                                                                                     Fr. Mark Goring



Since Vatican II all kinds of abuses have crept into our liturgies. I remember the clown Masses, the home Masses with no liturgical vestments, the guitar and mariachi Masses, the butterfly vestments, the crepe paper rainbow and cracked pot in the sanctuary, the sand in the holy water fonts during lent. My goodness, the list is endless!

Friday, September 6, 2019

If I Were The King of the Forrest



We say this often without expressing it in those terms when we imagine how we would handle a situation where we are not actually in charge. “Well, if I were the president,” or “well if I were head of the FBI, or the Justice Department, or principal of that school, or mayor of the town.”

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Topsy and Tuptim Hear a Voice in the Wilderness: Is Anyone Listening?

Bishop Athanasius Schneider
Topsy knocks on Tuptim's back door and enters carrying a take-out box with coffee and bagels.

Topsy: (Putting the goodies down on the kitchen table she gives her friend a good morning hug.) I just had to come by so we can discuss Bishop Schneider's statement on the Instrumentum Laboris (IL) for the Amazon synod. He reminds me of John the Baptist calling out "that fox" Herod.

Tuptim: (Ruefully) We sure have a lot of Herod look-alikes among the clergy today, a bunch of foxy-locksies aiming to gobble up the gingerbread people in the pews.

Topsy: Thank God for the remnant of faithful men like Bishop Schneider. We can always count on him to speak the truth! And we sure have plenty of Herods. I sure hope he doesn't get his head cut off.

Tuptim: Or his tongue cut out! (Spreading cream cheese on a bagle half) These look good. You know, I'm so sick of propaganda. The false voices from wicked bishops like Erwin Kräutler, need a response.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Observations and Comments on Muhammad's Fake Night Journey and His Fake Seven Heavens

Lightning shows off by flying loop-de-loops
     OBSERVATION: Keep in mind that Muhammad fabricated his Night Journey (Mi'raj in Arabic) which has no transcendent imagery whatsoever. If there was supernatural intervention it was demonic.
     COMMENT: If Christians said that Jesus flew into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday on a winged horse with the face of a woman and landed on the Temple Mount we would be laughed out of existence. Obviously, those who believe in Muhammad’s claim to have traveled to Jerusalem either in body or in spirit rely on blind faith rather than common sense. After reading Humphrey Prideaux’s account of The Life of Mohamet, there is simply no compelling reason to believe that Muhammad’s Night Journey was anything other than a dream, unless of course Gabriel, as written before, is Satan in disguise which then makes the Night Journey demonic in origin, and Muhammad the prophet of Satan.



Monday, September 2, 2019

Thirteen New Cardinals: Bad Luck for the Church?


As soon as I heart Pope Francis was raising thirteen prelates to cardinal, my heart sank. Is this the Church version of "stacking the court?" Most of them will be able to vote in the next conclave and the clear majority will be Francis appointees. So what kind of men are they?

Muhammad Chats with Allah then Flies Back to Mecca on Lightning

Muhammad in the Presence of Allah and their Conversation

The Islamic Dome of the Rock on the Jewish Temple Mount in
Jerusalem is built on the spot where Muhammad said he
landed on Lightning during his Night Journey, then from there
ascended to heaven and talked to God.
We’re almost finished with this tortuous history of Muhammad’s so-called Night Journey. As foolishly irrational as the Night Journey is [especially Lightning] it’s important to know that it is believed by all Muslims, the proof being that the Dome of the Rock today stands on Jerusalem’s Jewish Temple Mount, built directly on top of the place where Muhammad said he landed on Lightning and which apparently has Muhammad’s footprint there. In addition, there’s a sacred space on the Temple Mount where Lightning was ostensibly tied to a ring in a rock while he waited for the angel Gabriel and Muhammad to ascend through the seven heavens, converse with God, then return again.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Muhammad's Fake Heavens 2-7

Continuing with Muhammad's description of his supposed Night Journey from Humphrey Prideaux's Life of Mohamet. Keep in mind that Muhammad fabricated his Night Journey (Mi'raj in Arabic) which has no transcendent imagery whatsoever.

He did not.
"From the first heaven Muhammad said he ascended up into the second heaven which was a distance of five hundred years journey above the first. He determines this to be the distance of each of the seven heavens above the other. As in the first heaven the gates were opened for him, where at the entrance he met Noah who greatly rejoiced at the sight of Muhammad and recommended himself to his prayers. In this heaven, which was made of pure gold, Muhammad tells us he saw twice as many angels as in the former and among them one of such an extraordinary size that while standing in the second heaven, his head reached into the third.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Michael Hichborn on the Roots Behind Today's Apostasy: Fight the Spiritus Mundi!



This is well worth your time, especially the section on Teilhard de Chardin's philosophy which has so perverted the beliefs of many.

Muhammad's Ascent Through the Seven Heavens - First Heaven

We continue with Humphrey Prideaux's Life Of Mohamet...
The Seven Heavens of Islam
Muhammad's Description of the First Heaven
“On their arrival at the first heaven, the angel Gabriel knocked at the gate and having told the porter who he was and that he brought Muhammad the friend of God with him by divine command, the gates, which he describes to be of an exceptional size, were immediately opened. This first heaven Muhammad tells us was made of pure silver with stars hanging by chains of pure gold, each being as large as Mount Noho near Mecca in Arabia. In these stars angels kept watch to guard heaven and to keep devils from approaching near for fear that they should overhear and know what was done there in heaven.

“On first entering heaven, Muhammad said he met an old decrepit man, our first father Adam, who immediately embraced him and gave thanks to God for so great a son and then asked Muhammad to pray for him. As he entered further Muhammad said he saw a multitude of angels in all manner of shapes; some angels were in shapes of men, others in shapes of beasts, and others in shapes of birds. Among those who appeared in the several shapes of birds he saw a rooster as white as snow and so large that when his feet stood upon the first heaven his head reached up to the second heaven, which was the distance of five hundred years’ journey according to the rate we usually travel here on earth. However, the people, as they relate the matter of the seven heavens of their prophet, think it was much higher, telling us that the head of this chicken reached up through all the seven heavens as far as to the throne of God.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Muhammad's Fake Night Journey to the Jewish Temple Mount

Muhammad's flight plan
Part 1 
Twelve years after Muhammad became a prophet he said that he was physically transported through the sky 775 miles from Mecca to Jerusalem and back again in one night on his winged steed, Al-Borak, which is Arabic for "Lightning". [Likewise, when I was a child, I believed that there was a man with a beard who could travel right around the world in one night on a sleigh pulled by magic reindeer.]

This particular story of Muhammad’s supposed Night Journey(Lailat-al-Miraj) is taken from The Life of Mohamet written in 1697 by Humphrey Prideaux and reprinted in 1808. Undeniably the older a book written about Islam the more clear the information since it would have been written closer in time to actual events and during an era when no political correctness existed. This book was typeset in old English therefore the following is “translated” into more readable English for ease of understanding. 


Thursday, August 29, 2019

Islamsplaining

A tree bears the fruit of Islam to the world.
Islam isn't hard to understand once a person has it figured out and since I have it figured out I will explain it to you.

THE BASICS
ALLAH
Allah is Lucifer. Islam is the established religion of Lucifer where he sets himself up to be worshiped as the one true God in place of the Holy Trinity. And Muhammad is Lucifer's prophet. Muhammad's "Gabriel" isn't St Gabriel the Archangel as Muhammad was fooled into thinking. Muhammad's "Gabriel" was Lucifer making himself appear as St Gabriel the Archangel. Lucifer, appearing as Gabriel, beat the terrified Muhammad into submission in the cave on Hira. He literally beat the Quran into Muhammad. That's where the word Islam comes from - it means submission. Submission to Lucifer.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A Saint for Our Time: Terrorism, Invasion, and Political Upheaval Marked St. Augustine's Life!

Today is St. Augustine's feast day. I generally do a little research about the saint whose feast day we're celebrating. Today it was St. Augustine, the Bishop of Hippo. His early life of licentiousness certainly is a common mark of many in our time. His embrace of heresy certainly links him even to many of our clergy, although that was before his conversion unlike his bishop brethren of the modern age whose careers of lust and greed have so scandalized the faithful.

Augustine lived in tumultuous times. That's another link to us. Here's what I read at the Columbia College website:
When Augustines' pupil Possidius came to compose a biography of his master (which still survives), he spent little time detailing his master’s ideas; instead, he wanted to highlight for posterity all of the manifold controversies and personal dangers faced by Augustine throughout his life. So we hear, for example, about terrorists called Circumcellions from the so-called Donatist heresy, who launched raids on Catholic churches with a crude tear gas made of lime juice and vinegar, and allegedly laid an ambush to kill Augustine himself. Finally, Augustine lived to see the catastrophic invasion of Africa by the Vandals, and Possidius gives a vivid picture of the struggle to assemble and safeguard his works amidst the general destruction. Possidius’ biography also appends a letter in which Augustine encourages anxious bishops not to flee, so as to provide a ‘place of refuge’ for the displaced. The psychological conflicts depicted in the Confessions are intense, but also largely interior and personal. It is salutary, then, to remember that Augustine was far from detached from the political upheavals that marked the period in which he lived.

King Jorge Bluster from South America

King Phineas when he was
a Prince with a red hat
Phineas T Bluster was a puppet character in the American children's television program Howdy Doody (1949-1960) hosted by Buffalo Bob Smith. Phineas, the resident skinflint and Howdy's nemesis, was one of the Bluster triplets. Don Jose Bluster was the South American brother (living in Buenos Aires, I think, where everyone called him Jorge Bluster.)

However, for the purposes of this fairy tale, we'll pretend that Don Jorge Bluster and King Phineas T Bluster are one and the same puppet person.

The black print article (02/17/17) is from Brietbartthe red is a fairy tale.

In an impassioned address Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while simultaneously asserting that “the ecological crisis is real.” In a kingdom far away on a hill lived a king named King Phineas T. Bluster. When the former king "retired" to a dungeon and King Phineas ascended the throne, he told his subjects, "Just call me Phineas," and so it is to this day.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Albany's Bishop Hubbard and the "deal" with the Orlando Chancery

Fr Tony Maione of Albany, NY,
known as Mr Tony Maione in Orlando
In light of the recent stories of Bishop Hubbard and his ultra-sodomite diocese of Albany, NY, HERE and HERE and HERE regarding his "withdrawal from public ministry", I thought it pertinent to repost the following article which clearly shows longtime sodomite shenanigans, underhanded deals and brazen chutzpah of the gay mafia. 

One of Bishop Hubbard's presumed sodomite priests was "shuffled" to Florida and hired by the Diocese of Orlando as the Associate Diocesan Director of Religious Education in charge of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. No one in Orlando, least of all any of the Orlando priests, knew that Mr Tony Maione was indeed a priest...except Bishop Dorsey, (RIP), and Sr Linda Gaupin, who was at the time the Diocesan DDRE who hired Maione.

Monday, August 26, 2019

"Put Respectful Pressure on the Leadership of the Church!" Overpower the Evil One with Good.

Get busy, Church Militant. Pray and work for the salvation of souls. We need transparency, an end to the chaos of confusion, and a renewal of hearts and minds. Love the truth, share the truth, and strive for holiness. It isn't hard -- cooperate with God's grace. He gives it to us freely if we just ask for it. Yes, life is hard. But love of God makes it, not only bearable, but a joy.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Red Rose Rescues: Saving Lives, One Baby at a Time

Pray the rescue rosary!
I'm a rescuer. I was arrested a few dozen times from the mid 1970s through the 1990s. At one "mothers rescue," several of us went into an Alexandria abortion mill with our little babies strapped to our bodies in carriers and slings. Our children witnessed to everyone in a powerful way the reality of the little ones we were there to save. It was the one rescue where we weren't arrested. 

Rescuers are a little like Marines: once a rescuer, always a rescuer. A rescuer's heart cradles the little ones in danger of abortion...and their moms...and all the others involved in the holocaust including the hired hit men and women. Rescuers don't want anyone to be destroyed, either physically or spiritually. We pray for conversion of hearts!

The rescue movement has changed over the years. In the '70s the action was small groups going into the facilities and blocking the doors. I was involved in a number of those and spent time in the Alexandria and Arlington jails as a result. 

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Housewife, She Was, In Fact, More Important Than We Knew

 https://t.co/8Uxj4SZSpu https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/1154653183765073920?s=17

I listened to this and read some of the tweets.  When the state not only decides but mandates what our children are taught and people are forced/taxed to pay for a system they do not agree with, we are in fact a socialist society.  This is happening not just in Great Britain but in our country as well.  The sex education curriculum in our schools is appalling. 
There was no need for a violent revolution.  We gave them our children and they trained them up to be comrades.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Strategy of Silence

At our old house in Alexandria a beautiful old willow oak graced the front yard. It was the biggest tree in the neighborhood. I didn't love it so much in the fall when we were raking leaves, but the rest of the year it was my pride and joy. I loved to see its skeleton in the winter as it rested and the fresh chartreuse leaves in the early spring. It provided shade in the summer and a colorful display in autumn.

The year before we moved to the Shenandoah Valley (2001), my husband and I were standing at the front door during a violent thunderstorm when a huge flash and explosion shocked us! A bolt of lightening struck the willow and later we saw that it had actually blown the bark off one side of the tree. The tree "doctor" who came to examine the willow said to water and feed it and give it a year to see if it could come back. We sold the house when the leaves were just starting to come out. Things didn't look good, and when we returned to the neighborhood some time later our beautiful willow oak was gone.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fr. Tom Collins talks about Truth and Lies.

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.”
                 John Pilger – Attorney for Julian Assange

As the McCarrick scandal has dramatized, this observation seems to apply even to Church government, some of whose members continue to penalize those who have dared to expose the truth about how various ecclesiastical “safe environments” have been provided over the years to give canonical and legal protection to predatory priests and prelates.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

On Suffering as a Universal Dilemma: Stephen Fry vs. Robert Barron

Stephen Fry vs. Robert Barron
In 2015, comedian Stephen Fry, an atheist, got into a rant responding to a question from a reporter who asked this question. If Fry is wrong and meets God after death, what would he say to Him?

Not surprisingly, the finger-pointing began with all the usual accusations about senseless suffering, children with cancer, etc. Fry in his wisdom judges God and finds Him wanting. Bishop Robert Barron (Fr. Barron at the time.) took Fry's comments as an opportunity to address what for many is a challenge to belief in a good God or in any God at all. Why suffering?

Monday, August 19, 2019

"...and the children of Fatima were shown this YouTube video of Hell."

Look and see what Hell is like. Here it is in the form of globalist abortion activists frenzied with satanic hatred for children in the womb. These women are in South America, the ancient home of child sacrifice upon the altars of the Incas. They have reverted back to the former pagan religion of their forefathers, which as we clearly see, is demonic.

On July 13, 1917, the Blessed Mother showed the three children of Fatima a vision of Hell which Lucia later described thus: The rays of light seemed to penetrate the earth, and we saw as it were a sea of fire. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames that issued from within themselves together with great clouds of smoke now falling back on every side like sparks in huge fires, without weight or equilibrium, amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear. The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repellent likeness to frightful and unknown animals, black and transparent like burning coals.

The hour is late. Know that since the Church remained silent for the past 60 years on the subject of abortion, these feminist globalist abortion activists are the future. If globalists (Communists) gain control, abortion will be mandatory, as in China, where the Church and the culture of life have no voice.

I LOVE SATIRE! Think I'll call myself the Babylon Beekeeper.

A few of my readers at the Babylon Beekeeper
Have you heard the one about the fact checker who labeled as fake news the story that said CNN just bought a washing machine to spin the news? It was actually a blender!

Really, the goofs at Snopes have a vendetta against the satire site, The Babylon Bee. They've been labeling their articles "fake news." Because some people take the Bee seriously, Snopes claims the website is a fake news outlet despite the fact that it's clearly identified as a satire site.

Snopes does this of course, not because some people take the articles seriously, but to undermine the Bee's ability to continue. The tech giants use algorithms to censor groups that spread "fake news." They are notorious for censoring, defunding, and deplatforming conservative sites as well which the Bee is. (Chronicles Magazine had a great article on this in the July issue. I personally recommend the magazine as a faithful chronicler of our cultural morass and entertaining as well.)

Friday, August 16, 2019

Globalism is Newspeak for Communism

Soon it will be too late to whine and complain at what the pit vipers have accomplished, slithering into place ready to strike, while we were in a trance watching TV. How can we not know what's going on? (Think football and the Communist sympathizers not standing for the National Anthem) Can't we see the hatred? (The now cancelled movie The Hunt) The progress? (From Cuba to now Venezuela and most recently - today - Hong Kong) The eradication of all borders in America and Europe? (Globalism) Have we lost our eyesight? Can't hear? Don't care? Think nothing will ever happen here in America? Spoiler alert: the revolution is happening right now as you read this.

George Weigel Links the Amazon Synod and the Desert Wasteland of Dachau

Bl. Karl Leisner 1915-1945
As the Pan Amazon pundits think about how they can undermine the faith and reach their agenda of married priests, women deacons (with an eye on ordaining women to the priesthood next), and an"integral ecology" of pantheism, George Weigel offers an inspiring lesson from history about a young deacon ordained in the unlikely environment of a death camp.

Weigel's article leads to questions. How does one keep the faith alive in a hostile environment? Are the "suggestions" in the Pan Amazon document likely to invigorate or further damage the faith? I think the answer to that question is obvious! The Pan Amazon synod is a disaster! What can we do about it? Now that is a question to ponder often and seriously as the synod approaches! 

Catholics have always lived in hostile times somewhere in the world if not our own local communities. Could there be a more hostile environment than the German death camp at Dachau? Wiping out the priesthood (which appears to be on the agenda for the synod) was certainly on the Nazis' list of priorities. But even in that wasteland, God entered with His power to overcome evil with good.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Fr. Tom Collins: Do the Bishops Wink at Human Sacrifice to Save the Planet?


Social justice means loving our Sister, Mother
Earth. Didn't you read Laudato Si?
Editor's comment: In view of the upcoming Pan Amazon Synod which promotes a pagan world view putting mankind on the same level as ants, fungus and other forms of life in the rain forest, Fr. Tom's article has particular relevance. 
Are the pope and the bishops so caught up in the politically correct issues of "integral ecology", global warming, etc. that they devalue human life in favor of the life of the planet? And what does that say about the secular social justice agenda? 
A few weeks ago I asked the question, What is Social Justice Anyway? If you asked your bishop that question, what do you think he would say? 

THE DECEPTION OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE AGENDA

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sacrilege at a Portland Parish as Foolish Old Farts Interrupt the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!

A meeting of the Foolish Old Farts society? Hey folks, age is supposed to bring wisdom!
Ah...progressive Catholics. What a gift they are to the Church. Like Judas they bring into strong relief the difference between truth and error, fidelity and rebellion. And so, dear readers, I give you today a group of loony-tune, self-professed Catholics who want to create their parish in their own image and likeness rather than God's. But a protest during holy Mass? No Catholic hearts among these geriatrics! As they say, "There's no fool like an old fool.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Preparing for the Synod Wrecking Ball? First Thing: Consider yourself dirt!

We are not called to be saints of God,
but are called to be earth, and sky, and fire...
Well, after all, as the Ash Wednesday exhortation says, "Remember, man, that you are dust and unto dust you shall return." But somehow I don't think the Synod planners were thinking of that. As a matter of fact here's an article that pretty much pegs exactly what these pagans in Roman collars seem to be thinking!

Five Ways to Prepare for the Amazon Synod

As Topsy and Tuptim pointed out, the Synod is all about establishing one-world religion under one-world government. The author of this article, Julia Meloni, gets it. Do you?

Here are her "Five Ways:"

Shhh....I'm reading a book I bought for a Christmas Present -- The Three Marks of Manhood!

Men, you are called to be priest, prophet and king of your family!
I confess it. I'm OCD. If I buy a book I can rarely release it from my hot little hands until I've read it.

That creates real problems when I've bought it for a gift, because I need enough time to read it before I wrap it and give it away. I also can't read it drinking a cup of coffee or eating lest I splatter the pages with brown coffee stains or red spaghetti sauce. And heaven forbid I take it in the bathtub. Who wants a book with water marked, dog-eared pages?

Monday, August 12, 2019

The Virtue Signaling Left Won't be Advertising the Death Threats to this Family...for What?....

....For daring to be grateful to the Trumps for offering consolation to the families of the El Paso victims. The young man in the photo below is the brother of the baby's dad and the guardian of his little nephew. Both of the little one's parents were killed in the Walmart massacre as they shielded him with their own bodies. Next we'll see the parents blamed for their own deaths because they were Trump supporters. 


The hate-Trump. virtue-signalling leftists love to posture as oh-so-loving-and-compassionate. It's the hate-filled deplorables, they tell us, who deserve to be sent to the death camps...or beheaded...or hunted for entertainment...or merely proclaimed to be Nazis because we support a man with whom they disagree.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Sunday Meditation: Do You Feel Like Everything is Falling Apart? Embrace Hope!

What's new?

When Charles Dickens opened his Tale of Two Cities with, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," he was talking about the French Revolution, but also his own age...and ours!

Every age is the "best of times;" every age is the "worst of times."

Think about it. We live in an age of incredible medical advances. We can live longer and healthier lives if we choose to be sensible in our choices and habits. Debilitating infirmities like serious joint problems that left one nearly crippled only a few decades ago, can now be repaired with knee, hip, and shoulder replacements. If we lose teeth we can get implants and continue to eat our favorite foods. Diseases, incurable and a death sentence only a generation ago, are treatable and even curable today. Cancer patients live longer. Seventy is the new fifty.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Topsy and Tuptim Review the Pan Amazon Document from Beginning to End and Survive!

The Synod targets the priesthood and the Church!
Topsy and Tuptim finally finished reading and discussing the Instrumentum Laboris for the Pan Amazon Synod taking place in October, the month dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. It's a Lepanto moment for all of us that calls for prayer warriors to defend the faith.

The meetings, documents, previous synods, and off-the-cuff interviews with Pope Francis that preceded this latest assault target Holy Mother Church for destruction. That is nothing new. But the organized march through the institution by clerics and religious with the media blitz from the likes of Fr. James Martin may very well be.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Topsy and Tuptim Wrap Up their Synod Study with Prayers to Our Lady of Good Success

Arriving at Natural Bridge, Topsy and Tuptim take the picnic lunch out of the car, pick up drinks at the snack bar, and go down to the path where they find a bench in the shade. Nearby is a simulated Monacan Indian village.



Thursday, August 8, 2019

What would St. Dominic Think about our Modern Albigensians and the Gruesome Horror Flick, The Hunt?

We need St. Dominic's inspiration
in our warfare against today's heretics!
Today is St. Dominic's feast day. I've had a special friendship with St. Dominic from childhood when I chose him to be my confirmation saint in fifth grade. And what a faithful friend he's been to me.

Over the years I've done a lot of speaking (preaching?) on pro-life both in formal talks and sidewalk counseling and conversations. I think St. Dominic is always by my side when I field difficult questions and deal with difficult situations. I thought of him today and about his confrontation with the "liberals" of the Middle Ages. Among them were the Albigensian heretics. 

Old heresies never die! Our era is overrun with modern Albigensians and the latest illustration is a gruesome horror flick scheduled for release in September. The theme of The Hunt involves kidnapping "deplorables" and making them the prey of elite big game hunters. Sometimes, Hollywood is honest about their evil!

We've had so many grandchildren enjoying their cousins this summer...

...it seems appropriate to reflect on this mystery of the rosary and to thank the Lord for the blessing of family and the delight the cousins take in one another. We are saying good-bye to our daughter today and relishing the memory of all the fun and laughter of visiting families, the celebration of three birthdays, the smiles, the memories from the past, the night prayers (not to mention night swimming), and all the joy that life can bring even in the midst of a evil culture.


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Fr. Tom Collins: Racist Planned Parenthood Happily Slaughters Hispanic Babies!

I offer the observations below for your consideration:More Hispanics were killed by Planned Parenthood abortionists on August 3rd than were killed at the El Paso Wal-Mart that day. But Catholic pro-abortion politicians publicly and repeatedly assert that one can support the continuing slaughter of Hispanics in the womb and still be a faithful Catholic. Thus they seem to be saying that it was not the slaughter of innocent Hispanics that was wrong, but rather where and how they were being slaughtered.

Image result for abortion mills


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

"Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste!" How Long, O, Lord?

If there's one thing ingrained in the liberal heart (It often isn't love -- except love of money and power.) it's Saul Alinsky's principle to never let a serious crisis go to waste. Alinsky didn't put it quite that way. That was left to his philosophical descendent, Rahm Emmanuel, who often seems to be channeling Alinsky.


Children being children

The Church and entire world seem to be on the verge of blowing up so I decided to watch a few YouTube videos to take my mind off everything and discovered the following videos of children just being children. So pure, so innocent, so funny. Enjoy.

The little blonde girl (2nd from the left) does her own hilarious 
thing up there as she discovers something on the stage floor.