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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Meditation for Sunday: The Beauty of the Communion Rail

The sanctuary at St. Catherine of Siena in Great Falls, VA
My husband and I will go to Front Royal today for the 12:30 Tridentine Mass. My heart leaps up to even think of it! The reverence is palpable and I rejoice to see all the families with many young children and the numerous altar boys assisting the priest.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Poor Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.: Wilton Gregory Reportedly Gets the See!

Now let's take a hard look at Gregory and the insanity of sending him to follow disgraced Cardinals McCarrick and Wuerl.

Gregory is well-known for being a man who promotes and advances the gay agenda. Check out this article from The American Spectator:
Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory was a protégé of the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, who played a leading role in the Gaying of the Catholic Church in America. In a nod to that legacy, Bernardin requested the Windy City Gay Men’s Chorus perform at his funeral. As an auxiliary bishop under Bernardin in Chicago, Gregory witnessed the spread of homosexuality within the priesthood and hierarchy up close. Bernardin’s seminary was known as the “pink palace.”

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Fr. Tom Collins: Slander and Racism in the Name of "Social Justice"

Indian activist Nathan Phillips racially targets
Mark Sandmann and his school mates whom
the media slander as  racist white boys. Who
are the real racists?
Mueller was careful to ensure the perpetuation of slander against Trump. Even though there was no evidence of Trump collusion with the Russians, Mueller was careful to say only that there was “insufficient” evidence of such collusion, rather than no evidence of collusion. When there is no evidence whatsoever to prove an allegation, there is indeed “insufficient” evidence.

Zero evidence is indeed “insufficient” to prove a case, but the word “insufficient” implies that some real evidence does exist. In Trump’s case, there was no “evidence” aside from the set of unsubstantiated allegations composed for the Steele Dossier, at the behest of Hillary Clinton.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Don Ber-GOG-lio and his Kingdom of Magog

Watch as Don Bergoglio rudely pulls back his hand so that the faithful may not kiss the Papal ring. That he wants the Church to be run by synodality and not the Papacy is clear. That he is insolent and crass also is clear, so clear that I'm beginning to think the "gog" in his name is a warning that he is Gog and his Kingdom of Magog soon may appear on the horizon. Already it seems a thousand years that Bergoglio has reigned over Christ's Church making good into evil and evil into good. How soon before the final battle?

Sign of respect to the Godfather vs respect to the Papacy

Men Who Kill Babies will also Date-Rape Women!

Another pro-abort predator bites the dust.
It's getting crowded under that bus.
“Christian” Abortionist Accused of Sexual Misconduct, “Predatory Behavior” Towards Women

Last week I did a blog post about "Christian" abortionist Willie Parker who  is was an icon of the abortion movement. Hey, what more powerful propaganda vehicle than a black baby killer who wears the cross and fish on his sleeve. 

Well, it appears the good doc not only happily violates the commandment "Thou shalt not murder," but also enjoys the capital sin of lust. So now the pro-aborts are throwing the man under the bus. Date-raping predators aren't such a good advertisement for the pro-aborts. But Parker with his predatory behavior is no anomaly in the abortion industry. 

Another Lawsuit Filed against Former Bishop Bransfield: for Sexual Abuse of Adolescents and Young Adults

Wheeling has become a real flash point in the sex abuse saga. The Bransfield scandal shows big time that it ain't over, and that a primary problem is the bishops. Remember that Bransfield was a crony of McCarrick. He is also good buddies with Wuerl. Anyone who thinks this is over without a lot more bishops being exposed (no pun intended) is dreaming.

The latest allegations against Bransfield aren't decades old. They occurred within the past few years. Like McCarrick, Bransfield had a reputation for being an active homosexual who harassed seminarians. When he was the administrator for the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. his lavish parties were the talk of the town. Once he arrived in Wheeling he enjoyed every luxury money could buy spending like a drunken sailor on his own personal comfort.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

More Trouble for the Diocese of Wheeling...

Department of Justice Accuses Wheeling Hospital of Violating Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute 
"The lawsuit notes R & V took over management of Wheeling Hospital in 2006 and quickly turned around the hospital’s financial performance. Prior to R & V, from 1998-2005, Wheeling Hospital lost about $55 million, according to the lawsuit. Wheeling Hospital, under R & V’s management, saw profits of nearly $90 million in the first five years of new management. 

Why Communion Rails Make a Difference

I attended mass on Sunday at St. Catherine’s of Sienna in Great Falls, VA.  It isn’t far from where I live and when I go there, I not only get to enjoy the Latin mass, but also a great sermon from Fr. Jerry Pokorsky who never fails to deliver a good dose of inspiration and truth.  I went this week to see for myself their new Communion Rail, having read his most recent article posted on “The Catholic Thing” website titled, “The Communion Rail and Complementarity.” I recognized his own church from the photo in the article and knew the rail in the picture was there waiting for me to experience firsthand... 

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Diocese of Wheeling's Fr. Pat Wash -- Shining the Light of Truth on a Dark Scandal!

CORRECTION: According to a friend in the Diocese of Wheeling who called me this morning, Bishop Schmitt did not return Fr. Wash to active ministry. He removed him from the active priesthood after the arrest. Whether he was suspended or just given a "get out of Dodge" order, I don't know. Obviously he wasn't laicized to prevent him ever returning to active ministry. Did Schmitt report him to higher ups including the Apostolic Nuncio? I don't know. Sending him for a counseling degree may have been an "act of charity" according to my friend, so Wash could make a living outside the priesthood. (Not so charitable for the young men he might be counseling.) Garbage collector or car mechanic would have been better with fewer temptations. How many garbage collectors and mechanics are alone with their "clients?"

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Nabi warned Us that the Foxes Are Guarding the Chicken Coop in the Diocese of Wheeling....

And they still are! 

The poor Bride of Christ continues to suffer at the hands of abusive men. But the spirit is moving to clean up the filth of corruption through the secular hands of the state. The civil government isn't necessarily a friend of the Church, but if you read the Old Testament, you realize that God often used strange instruments to chastise his people. Attorney Generals in many states are now putting the Church under a microscope and that is not necessarily a bad thing. Hey, even a doctor with mixed motives can save your life in an emergency.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Slander Scandal: The Hierarchy and the 8th Commandment

Editor's note: This is the lead article from the current issue of The Truth, Les Femmes' quarterly newsletter. If you'd like to check out back issues go to

Most Catholics know the story of St. Jean Vianney giving a gossip the penance of emptying a feather pillow in the wind and then gathering all the feathers up again. When she exclaimed it was impossible, the saint observed it was also impossible to undo the damage caused by her gossip.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

It's Magic: Human Rights Depend on Purple-Winged Fairies (Or Aliens)

Pro-aborts continually claim science for their point of view. Hey, pay no attention to that ultra-sound or the scientific measurements of brain waves and heartbeats. Babies  Blobs in the womb aren't human. They are cantaloupes? carrots? brussel sprouts?

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A Tale of Two Abortionists and Two "Conversions"...

Dr. Willier parker, itinerant abortionist,a self-
deluded man who claims to be a Christian.
"Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil:
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness:
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter."
Isaiah 5:20. for good and one for evil.

Conversion is a big word in the Christian life. Jesus promises, "I tell you that...there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance." (Luke 15:7) But don't you suppose, in contrast, that all hell chortles and snickers over one righteous person who turns away from God, hardens his heart and embraces evil? The demons must salivate like Screwtape thinking of feeding on that soul.

Today I have two stories: one of an abortionist who turned away from his evil deeds after coming face to face with the absolute horror of it. And a second of a doctor who embraced the murder of the innocent and now murders up to 45 babies a day while claiming to be a Christian. That is a man who has truly embraced "doublethink" where he twists his mind and his conscience so that he can, at one and the same time, embrace evil while claiming it's good. That is fairly good definition of the demonic mind.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Nabi Sends a Link: West Virginia Attorney General Files Lawsuit against Diocese and Bransfield

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey
We haven't heard much from Nabi in the past few months. But this morning I received an email with a linked article announcing that the West Virginia Attorney General's office has filed suit against the Diocese of Wheeling and former Bishop Michael Bransfield. Here's what's being reported by WOWK TV in Charleston, WV:
The suit alleges the diocese and the bishop knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct adequate background checks for those working at schools and camps operated by the diocese, and without disclosing the inherent danger to parents who used those services for their children.

Embracing Duty and Honor to Make "Something Beautiful for God"

Thank you, St. Joseph, for
showing fathers how to be
dutiful dads!
Snippets of two poems are running through my head today. The first one is:

I could not love thee, dear, so much
Loved I not honor more.

Those lines come from Richard Lovelace's poem, To Lucasta, Going to the Warres (1649) Here's the whole thing, a lovely poem worth the trouble to memorize.

Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly.

True, a new mistress now I chase,
The first foe in the field;
And with a stronger faith embrace,
A sword, a horse, a shield.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Guest Post: Book Review of “American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh,” by Rev. Wilson Miscamble


by James M. Thunder*

*The author is a Washington, D.C., attorney. He double-majored in theology and government at Notre Dame. He has written articles online severely critical of the Catholic nature of Notre Dame’s current president.

We shall always hope to find them [newly-free countries] strongly supporting their own freedom--and to remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.

       President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, 1961

Fr. Hesburgh rode the back of the tiger. Did he end up inside? Father Wilson D. (“Bill”) Miscamble has authored the 400-page biography, American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Fr. Hesburgh (Image) that answers this question in the affirmative.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sunday Meditation: Never, Never, Never Give Up!

Our Lady of Mount Carmel,
Pray for us.
Editor's Comment: I received the email and attachment below a few weeks ago. Today on this Second
Sunday of Advent I want to share it. Many signs in our culture point to the time Matthew described in chapter 24 of his Gospel.
"Let no one mislead you. Many will come attempting to impersonate me. 'I am the Messiah!' they will claim, and they will deceive many, You will hear of wars and rumors of war....Nation will rise against nation....There will be famine and pestilence and earthquakes in many places....They will hand you over to torture and kill you....Indeed, you will be hated by all nations on my account....False prophets will rise in great numbers to mislead many. Because of the increase of evil, the love of most will grow cold. The man who holds out to the end, however, is the one who will see salvation. This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world as a witness to all the nations. Only after that will the end come."

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Good News for a Change! Bishop Athanasius Schneider Launches Website to Teach the Faith

If you are younger that about 60 you spent most of your life getting watered down teaching about the Catholic faith. Even if you're older than 60 you haven't heard much doctrine from the pulpit unless you live in a parish with a truly dedicated and faith-filled pastor who takes his obligation to teach seriously.

Is it any wonder that so many Catholics don't believe in the Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist or fall for lies in the name of compassion including those that deny reality itself!

Well, folks, it's time to grow up! No matter how bad your religious education experience, you bear responsibility to instruct the ignorant, a spiritual work of mercy. And that instruction begins with yourself. With a teacher like Bishop Schneider, you have no excuse not to begin that instruction right now today! Isn't Lent the ideal time?

Friday, March 15, 2019

It's Time to Hold the Media Accountable -- as well as irresponsible, foul-mouthed "comedians" like Bill Maher!

Please share this far and wide. It's time to hold the shameless lying media accountable!

Eat a Thin Mint, Support the Murder of Children

Every time you buy a box of Girl Scout cookies, most of the money goes to the national and district organizations which support a whole range of leftist positions including, not only abortion but,  LGBTQ ideology and comprehensive (i.e., contraceptive) sex education. Only about 10% stays with the local troop. (Source)

Thursday, March 14, 2019

One More Reason to Thank God for Donald Trump

The never-Trumpers include a fellow I used to rescue with at abortion mills back in the 1970s. He continues to pound the president and actually had the chutzpa to say Hillary Clinton was the "pro-life candidate." To this day he opposes just about everything that has a Trump connection.

Most of the other rescuers I know and went to jail with are as baffled as I am and just shake their heads. I can't help wondering if the babies in the womb are real to him or whether abortion was simply a political argument. He once tried to make the case that putting crazy glue in the locks of abortion facilities was "violent." It's a hard argument to win since an abortion mill has no legitimate reason to exist and to prevent the staff and women from entering has real potential to save lives. It's a way of "blocking the door" which is what we did with our bodies, using glue instead of people.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Protect Children from Cognitive Dissonance!

UPDATE 6:30 P.M.: Those who oppose the actions of Archbishop Naumann and Fr. Maxim have launched a petition asking them to reconsider and allow enrollment of the child. We need to counter their action. Please sign the petition at TFP's Student Action's website. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for enough good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke


My colleague at Restore D.C. Catholicism has a "must-read" post about the situation in Kansas of a same sex couple trying to enroll the child in their care at a Catholic school in Prairie Village. She points out the obvious fact that Catholic teaching is totally incompatible with the living situation of the child. Why would loving "parents" do this? How can it NOT put the child in a situation of cognitive dissonance?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Two Banned Bishops "Sent to Coventry!" Not Nearly Enough!

Archbishop William Lori, Administrator of the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese released a letter yesterday permanently banning two bishops from ministry there and in his home diocese of Baltimore. Bishop Michael Bransfield, former bishop of the West Virginia diocese and Bishop Gordon Bennett, S. J., former auxiliary bishop of Baltimore are accused of sexually harassing adults. Bransfield also stands accused of financial improprieties. (No surprise! He spent buckets of money in Wheeling on his own personal comforts with expensive renovations to his residence, a personal chef, wining and dining at fine restaurants, etc.)

Monday, March 11, 2019

Ann Landers Can’t Compete with Fr. Rutler

I’m a big fan of Fr. George Rutler, so when I came across an article titled, “Dear Father Rutler,” could I resist. I’m glad I didn’t try. I’ll just give you his first piece of advice to tempt you. You can find more at the Catholic Herald (UK):
Dear Father Rutler,

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sunday Meditation: Reverence and the Traditional Latin Mass

Today, for the first time since about 1965, I attended a high Tridentine Mass. The church echoed with the “birdsong” of babies. Everywhere I looked little girls and teenagers knelt with bowed heads like modest little brides. Yes, many white-haired geriatrics like yours truly knelt among them, but we represented the minority. What a scenario. It brought tears to my eyes and a leap to my heart...not to mention a longing. How I wish I could occupy a little cell next door and make this my parish home. Instead, I will return to my Novus Ordo parish tomorrow where Sunday Mass will end with a social hall throng of laughing, chatting parishioners oblivious of the presence of the Lord of the Universe.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

When Bishops Usurp the Laity’s Role: Now THAT is Clericalism!

Editor’s Comment: One of my objections to the Bishops Lenten Appeal is that it supports the Virginia Catholic Conference, a lobby group that continuously takes “Catholic positions” on prudential moral issues. Is opposition to uranium mining really an issue that the bishops’ have any expertise on AT ALL? Of course not! But they tell Virginia Catholics to come along to Richmond and push their questionable opinions on climate change, immigration, the death penalty, and a whole host of other prudential issues. Phil Lawler’s article raises the same questions I have often posed about the role of our bishops which is to teach, govern, and sanctify. Ironically, while sticking their noses in all sorts of things that are NOT their business, many bishops irresponsibly neglect what IS their business. If your bishops have a lobby group, there is something wrong! Ironically, many of the lay-run lobby groups defend intrinsic moral issues that the bishops treat with a ho-hum or even an enabling wink. It’s time to stop! Thumbs up to Phil Lawler!


Friday, March 8, 2019

Rider College, NJ Censors Students' Food Choices...No Chik for you!

Logo for Rider's LGBTQ support group
It all started with a survey last Fall asking students at Rider University in Mercer Country, NJ what food vendor they would like to see on campus. Among the choices was Chik-fil-A. (Multiple "choice" test, right?) The students'  chose the popular chicken franchise.


The university sent out a second survey with Chik-fil-A purged. (The head-shaker is why the politically correct administration included them in the first place. But, hey, maybe they wanted to see how much "thought control" they had to exercise to bring their students into line with the world of Big Brother.) A cover letter sent out with the second survey "explained" their reason for dissing the students' choice. (Can anyone seriously believe Rider isn't censoring "food for the brain" choices as well?) Here's what the cover letter said:

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Fr. Tom Collins: The Virginia Bishops' Statement on the Born Alive Act is Too Little Too Late!

Editor's Comment: Fr. Collins isn't the only one to weigh in on this pathetic statement by the Virginia bishops. Complicit Clergy has an article titled Sorry Boys, We are WAY Past the Point of Press Releases. As a member of the Diocese of Arlington, I'm angry! When Trump tried to implement a ban on people from terrorist countries threatening our security, Bishop Burbidge didn't just issue a press release. He went out to Dulles Airport to support the protestors many of whom carried anti-Trump signs showing exactly where they fall on the political spectrum. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Primal Religion of Mankind Must be Identical to God's Revealed Religion

Did God write this in our hearts?
Should Mankind follow the Bible, Christ and Christianity or the Quran, Muhammad and Islam? Here's the answer.

God's Primal Religion
If God expects from us an account of our actions then it is necessary that He gives us a Law for the rule and judgement of those actions. That Law, called the Mosaic Law, the Natural Law, or moral law is written upon the human heart and is the primal religion given to mankind by God. It's God's universal standard of right and wrong rooted in our human nature. Therefore, the first religion which God gave to Man was that natural religion which He imprinted on our very nature when He first created us. 

Spiraling Out of Control and Into Darkness

I received a link from a friend this morning which highlights the deepening of wickedness in the Girls Scouts of America.  It sparked a conversation about our own “scouting” experiences as kids.  I told her I had been a member of the Blue Birds and the Camp Fire Girls. 
Just thinking about it reminded me of the cute uniform I wore and I immediately went online to find photos of the vintage outfit. 

My search continued into information about Camp Fire Girls and had me scratching my head a little.  Half way down the rabbit hole by this time, I decided to follow my search a little further and came upon a Q & A link where parents were discussing different “scouting options” for their children.  That’s when things got really wacky.  One mentioned quite casually that Spiral Scouts would be one to consider. 

Spiral cannot be good, I thought, and I was right.  This is a link to the Wikipedia entry for this group.  And this is a link to the Aquarian Tabernacle Church where Spiral Scouts was first formed. 

After reading this article a few days ago on National Catholic Register, I was aware of the tremendous rise in interest of the occult and of pagan beliefs and practices, but I wasn’t prepared for the training of children as young as three into such beliefs. 

Cardinal Wuerl: Liar Extraordinaire and his Enabler is the Pope Himself!

Don't worry, Donny, I got your back!
Below is an article by Pieter Vree, Editor of New Oxford Review about homosexual-enabling Cardinal Donald Wuerl. Here is one more prelate who belongs in jail as an accomplice of child abuse. But what about his enabler? We were told last November when the bishops were stymied by Pope Francis in their efforts to deal seriously with the clerical sex abuse scandal that they had to wait for the summit in February. And what did that faux hot meal produce? A huge nothingburger! Once again the victims were paraded to tell their gruesome stories, the bishops beat their breasts, ringmaster Cardinal Cupich did a slick song and dance routine drawing attention from the homosexual elephant in the ring, and the sideshow ended. The audience in the pew failed to applaud. And so things continue. Please, folks, stop enabling these clowns with your money. BOYCOTT THE BLA! There are so many worthy Catholic apostolates that deserve your support. Give to the Little Sisters of the Poor or the FSSP seminary or a local crisis pregnancy center or a Catholic free clinic. And pray and fast this Lent for the purification of Holy Mother Church, the battered Bride of Christ.

by Pieter Vree

Donald’s dissembling was his downfall.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Democrats Read Transgender Book on House Floor

L - Jazz, a biological boy;
R - Jazz' book about his life as a girl
LifeSite News has a March 5 article with video posted on their site saying:

 "Democrats read a book about having a 'girl brain but a boy body' on the US House floor last week. To commemorate a day set aside by pro-LGBT lobbyists and the nation’s largest teacher union to promote gender fluidity, two Democrat congresswomen read the infamous transgender children’s book I Am Jazz on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives last Thursday.

"Sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the National Education Association (NEA), the fourth annual 'Jazz and Friends National Day of School and Community Readings' is supposedly meant to help 'foster safe and welcoming schools and communities for young people who still rarely hear affirming stories of LGBTQ people,' according to HRC’s website."

What can I say except THREE YEARS AGO I knew that the National Education Association (NEA) was heavily involved in promoting the transgender agenda in public schools, and said so on Les Femmes on March 26, 2016. The article is reprinted in full below.

Vaccine Damage is Real!

The government acknowledges that vaccine injury is real. There is a National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. So before you dismiss parental concerns about the explosion of autism and other serious health problems, do the research. I am not anti-vaccine, but there is no way I would ever allow a newborn to receive the hepatitis B vaccine, for example. That is just plain nuts!

Fr. Tom Collins: Can Catholics Worship Both Jesus and Moloch?

When blasphemy goes mainstream,
Can the judgment be far behind?
Editor's comment: Fr. Tom raises some serious questions here about Catholics who pretend they are "devout" while they champion the murder of the innocent. And consider the serious responsibility that bishops have to admonish and call to repentance those who are risk their souls by embracing, even celebrating, a sin that calls out to heaven for vengeance. Let us take seriously this Lent the obligation to pray for the conversion of those who work to advance the culture of death and to work especially for our own conversion so we can be truth seekers and speakers who reflect the image of God to a world who needs Him so much!


Monday, March 4, 2019

85% of Journalists are Registered Democrats. Are You Surprised?

Kudos to Lara Logan for calling out the leftist bias of "journalists" many of whom never met a fact they couldn't twist to fit their biased narrative.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Is the Party Over? Democrats Are Going Mad!

Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent god of the
Aztecs, a combination of bird and rattlesnake.
He's associated with the wind, an appropriate
connection for a party reaping the whirlwind!
Democrat Crackpots are Breaking Up Their Party

On his show yesterday, Rush discussed the Stalinist tactics used by Democrat leadership imposing leftist insanity on every Democrat member of the House. Since a number of Democrats represent districts much more conservative than the party, these folks have to choose between political suicide by abandoning their constituents or political murder by the likes of Nancy Pelosi and AOC who are threatening them if they deviate one inch from the party line. It's madness! And it illustrates this quote from the ancient world.

"Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad."